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The Zoo at the Edge of the World by Gale, Eric Kahn, 1986-

The Zoo at the Edge of the World

"Marlin, a stutterer, can talk smoothly and freely with the jungle animals that populate his father's zoo in South America--until a mysterious man-eating black jaguar that his father catches and brings back home talks back"--

Aug 13, 2014
Watch Out, Hollywood! - More Confessions of a So-called Middle Child by Lennon, Maria T.

Watch Out, Hollywood! - More Confessions of a So-called Middle Child

Aug 13, 2014
Puppy Party by Wilson, Anna/ Munro, Moira (ILT)

Puppy Party

Aug 13, 2014
Truth and kisses by Friedman, Laurie B., 1964-

Truth and kisses

Diary entries reveal thirteen-year-old April Sinclair's complicated best-friend/love triangle, her new friendship, a busy dance team schedule, and a closer relationship with Matt Parker that surprises her and everyone else.

Aug 13, 2014
Making the Cut by Gurevich, Margaret/ Hagel, Brooke (ILT)

Making the Cut

Aug 13, 2014
Frank Einstein & the antimatter motor by Scieszka, Jon.

Frank Einstein & the antimatter motor

In his Grandpa Al's garage workshop, child genius Frank Einstein tries to invent a robot that can learn on its own, and after an accident brings wisecracking Klink and overly expressive Klank to life, they set about helping Frank perfect his Antimatter Motor until his archnemesis, T. Edison, steals the robots for his doomsday plan.

Aug 13, 2014
Alcatraz by Smith, Roland, 1951-

Alcatraz

"After thwarting the ghost cell's chemical attack in Chicago, Q and his stepsister Angela arrive in San Francisco to continue their parents' concert tour. They find themselves helping Boone and the S.O.S. team in the final showdown with the ghost cell and its leader, Number One"--

Aug 13, 2014
The League of Seven by Gratz, Alan, 1972-

The League of Seven

When an alternate 1875 steam-driven America rediscovers electricity, the lifeblood of the Mangleborn monsters, and the secret society to protect humanity from the Mangleborn is compromised, twelve-year-old Archie must assemble a team of seven young heroes to save the world.

Aug 13, 2014
Let's Visit St. Petersburg! by Manzione, Lisa/ Lucco, Kristine (ILT)

Let's Visit St. Petersburg!

Aug 13, 2014
Let's Visit Vancouver! by Manzione, Lisa/ Lucco, Kristine (ILT)

Let's Visit Vancouver!

Aug 13, 2014
Bella's birthday unicorn by Burkhart, Jessica, author.

Bella's birthday unicorn

Excited to receive a pet unicorn on her eighth birthday, Princess Bella worries because her friends are fighting and her parents seem to be hiding something, which Bella fears might mean that she won't get the unicorn of her dreams.

Aug 13, 2014
Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and me, Elizabeth by Konigsburg, E. L.

Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and me, Elizabeth

Two fifth-grade girls, one of whom is the first black child in a middle-income suburb, play at being apprentice witches.

Aug 14, 2014
Breakdown by Monninger, Joseph, author.

Breakdown

When the bus carrying a group of kids home from summer camp breaks down on an abandoned road during a heatwave, the group must survive the elements and find help, over sixty miles away.

Aug 14, 2014
Found things by Hilton, Marilyn.

Found things

Eleven-year-old River Rose, bullied at school and missing her older brother, Theron, makes friends with a strange new classmate, Meadow Lark, and the two search for a miracle by floating wishes down the river.

Aug 15, 2014
Lucky me by Callaghan, Cindy, author.

Lucky me

When superstitious Meghan receives a chain letter from Ireland, she takes a shortcut in its directions, and soon finds herself in a streak of bad luck that she must travel to Ireland to break.

Aug 15, 2014
Skies like these by Hilmo, Tess.

Skies like these

While visiting her eccentric aunt who lives in Wyoming, twelve-year-old Jade befriends a boy who believes he is a descendant of Butch Cassidy.

Aug 15, 2014
All four stars by Dairman, Tara, author.

All four stars

Eleven-year-old Gladys Gatsby loves food and cooking, so when she lands an assignment to write a restaurant review for a New York City newspaper, she will do anything to make it happen, even risk the wrath of her fast-food loving parents.

Aug 15, 2014
Ollie and the science of treasure hunting - a 14-day mystery by Dionne, Erin, 1975- author.

Ollie and the science of treasure hunting - a 14-day mystery

While spending two weeks at Wilderness Camp on the Boston Harbor Islands, thirteen-year-old Ollie, short, half Vietnamese, asthmatic, and overweight, must find and protect hidden pirate treasure from those who would steal it for themselves.

Aug 15, 2014
Space Case by Gibbs, Stuart

Space Case

Aug 16, 2014
Tell me by Bauer, Joan, 1951-

Tell me

Feeling scared and powerless when her father's anger escalates and her parents separate, twelve-year-old Anna spends the summer with her grandmother and decides to make a difference when she sees what seems to be a girl held against her will.

Aug 16, 2014
Tales from a Not-so-happily Ever After by Russell, Rachel Reně

Tales from a Not-so-happily Ever After

Aug 16, 2014
The swap by Shull, Megan.

The swap

When seventh-grader Ellie, who is having best-friend problems, and eighth-grader Jack, who is under tremendous pressure from his father, switch bodies and lives, they learn a great deal about themselves and the opposite sex.

Aug 16, 2014
Nuts to you by Perkins, Lynne Rae.

Nuts to you

After surviving being carried off by a hawk, a young squirrel resolves to find his way home, as his best friends begin their search for him.

Aug 16, 2014
My Friend the Enemy by Smith, Daniel

My Friend the Enemy

Aug 16, 2014
My Cousin's Keeper by French, Simon

My Cousin's Keeper

Aug 16, 2014
On Impact! by Ball, Nate/ Pamintuan, Macky (ILT)

On Impact!

Aug 16, 2014
The Banana Bunch and the magic show by Ziefert, Harriet.

The Banana Bunch and the magic show

Friends who call themselves the Banana Bunch go on a picnic, play in the park, agree on a secret club password, and raise money by putting on a magic show that ends with Scruffy the dog disappearing. Includes suggestions for magic-related activities.

Aug 16, 2014
Finding Ruby Starling by Rivers, Karen, 1970- author.

Finding Ruby Starling

Through e-mails, letters, blog entries, and movie scripts, twelve-year-old Ruth, an American girl, and Ruby, an English one, discover that they are long-lost twins.

Aug 16, 2014
Fantasy league by Lupica, Mike.

Fantasy league

In Los Angeles, twelve-year-old Charlie's skill at fantasy football gains the attention of both the local media and the owner of a professional football team.

Aug 16, 2014
Elizabeth's Story, 1848 by Whitby, Adele

Elizabeth's Story, 1848

Aug 16, 2014
Bad magic by Bosch, Pseudonymous.

Bad magic

"Thirteen-year-old Clay, a boy who no longer believes in magic, tags graffiti on his classroom wall and, as punishment, is sent to a camp for wayward kids located on a volcanic island, where eccentric campmates abound, a ghost walks among the abandoned ruins of a mansion, and a dangerous force threatens to erupt with bad magic"--

Aug 16, 2014
The Amazing Wilmer Dooley by Dewitt, Fowler/ Montalvo, Rodolfo (ILT)

The Amazing Wilmer Dooley

Aug 16, 2014
Manners and Mischief - A Samantha Classic by Adler, Susan/ Shur, Maxine Ross/ Kolesova, Juliana (ILT)/ Dworkin, Michael (ILT)

Manners and Mischief - A Samantha Classic

Aug 16, 2014
A million ways home by Dorisi-Winget, Dianna, author.

A million ways home

When her grandmother and guardian suffers a stroke, twelve-year-old Poppy Parker's life turns upside down--but when she witnesses a murder and has to go into witness protection with Detective Brannigan's mother it becomes hard to believe she will ever find a way home, let alone save Gunner, a beautiful German shepherd with an uncertain future.

Aug 16, 2014
Katherine's Story, 1848 by Whitby, Adele

Katherine's Story, 1848

Aug 16, 2014
Half a world away by Kadohata, Cynthia.

Half a world away

Twelve-year-old Jaden, an emotionally damaged adopted boy fascinated by electricity, feels a connection to a small, weak toddler with special needs in Kazakhstan, where Jaden's family is trying to adopt a "normal" baby.

Aug 16, 2014
The Great Rescue by Burchett, Jan/ Vogler, Sara/ Hartas, Leo (ILT)

The Great Rescue

Aug 16, 2014
The Banana Bunch and the birthday party by Ziefert, Harriet.

The Banana Bunch and the birthday party

Friends who call themselves the Banana Bunch pitch in to plan and prepare a surprise birthday party for one of their regular members, Molly's dog Scruffy, and Scruffy repays them by finding their missing baseball. Includes ideas for making someone's birthday special.

Aug 16, 2014
The Double-Cross by Burchett, Jan/ Vogler, Sara/ Hartas, Leo (ILT)

The Double-Cross

Aug 16, 2014
Digby O'day in the Fast Lane by Hughes, Shirley/ Vulliamy, Clara (ILT)

Digby O'day in the Fast Lane

Aug 16, 2014
The Boxtrolls by Kimmel, Elizabeth Cody

The Boxtrolls

Aug 16, 2014
Cat in the city by Salamon, Julie.

Cat in the city

As he tries to make his own way in New York City, a handsome stray cat that becomes known as Pretty Boy finds a series of temporary homes while learning that relying on others, and being relied upon, is a wonderful thing.

Aug 16, 2014
Lost and Found - A Samantha Classic by Tripp, Valerie/ Kolesova, Juliana (ILT)/ Dworkin, Michael (ILT)

Lost and Found - A Samantha Classic

Aug 16, 2014
Bob, son of Battle - the last gray dog of Kenmuir by Davis, Lydia, 1947-

Bob, son of Battle - the last gray dog of Kenmuir

On the border of Scotland and England beginning in the early 1880s, two sheep farmers and their sheepdogs engage in a years-long battle to prove their superiority in handling sheep--a battle which must end in death.

Aug 16, 2014
The blood of Olympus by Riordan, Rick.

The blood of Olympus

"The Greek and Roman demigods must simultaneously prevent the earth mother, Gaea, from waking and stop war from breaking out at Camp Half-Blood"--

Aug 16, 2014
The lilac tunnel - my journey with Samantha by Falligant, Erin.

The lilac tunnel - my journey with Samantha

"What if you, as a girl trying to adjust to her new stepfamily, suddenly found yourself in Samantha's world at the start of the 20th century? Join Samantha on exciting adventures. Your journey back in time can take whatever twists and turns you choose, as you select from a variety of options in this multiple-ending story"--

Aug 16, 2014
Stop the presses! by Wise, Rachel.

Stop the presses!

"Sam's love of newsprint clashes with her love for the planet--and her BFF--in a Dear Know-It-All conflict of newsworthy proportions! When Sam hears Cherry Valley Middle School is "going green," she is delighted. Saving the Earth is very important to Sam, plus, she knows she can get a great story out of it. But that's before she finds out one of the environmentally friendly suggestions is to stop printing The Cherry Valley Voice! Who would dare to suggest that the school newspaper be published o

Aug 17, 2014
Where's Glimmer? by Burkhart, Jessica, author.

Where's Glimmer?

Princess Bella prepares to show off her new unicorn, Glimmer, to the people of the Crystal Kingdom, but when Glimmer disappears before Bella can go for her first ride, she and her friends must search the entire kingdom, even the Dark Forest.

Aug 17, 2014
Twice as nice by Oliver, Lin, author.

Twice as nice

Offered readmittance into the popular clique when they need her grades and extracurriculars to qualify for a new school club, Charlie, who was ostracized for siding against her friends on behalf of her twin, fears she is being used.

Aug 17, 2014
Swallows & amazons by Ransome, Arthur, 1884-1967.

Swallows & amazons

A story of four young children--John, Susan, Titty and Roger--who embark on an island adventure in their boat, the Swallow, and find themselves competing against another group of children sailing on the boat called Amazon.

Aug 17, 2014
Swatch out! by Taylor, Chloe, author.

Swatch out!

Spending her final days of summer vacation enjoying beach trips, concerts, and sewing projects, Zoey works on a surprise for her brother's rock band while struggling with her friends' problems, missing fabric swatches, and a surprise visitor.

Aug 17, 2014
Lightning Rod faces the cyclops queen by Beakman, Onk, 1973- author.

Lightning Rod faces the cyclops queen

"He's the chiseled hero of the clouds... but even Storm Titans need a little help from their friends sometimes. Join Lightning Rod on his most electric adventure yet, as he travels beyond the Sea of Storms for an appointment with royalty. Cyclops royalty! Based on the characters from the smash-hit Skylanders video games, Lightning Rod faces the Cyclops Queen is the third novel in the incredible Mask of Power series."-- From back cover.

Aug 17, 2014
Dolphin tale - the junior novel by Reyes, Gabrielle.

Dolphin tale - the junior novel

When a dolphin named Winter loses her tail in a crab trap, Sawyer and the staff at Clearwater Marine Aquarium help her survive against the odds.

Aug 17, 2014
Blue ribbon summer by Hapka, Cathy.

Blue ribbon summer

"Brooke Rhodes is excited to go to sleepaway riding camp for two weeks with her Chincoteague pony, Foxy. However, camp doesn't turn out to be quite as fun as Brooke expected. The other girls all know each other already, and they don't seem interested in bringing a newbie into their group. Besides that, they're all riding tall, fancy, super well-trained show horses--not scruffy young Chincoteague ponies. Then Brooke overhears that this might be the last summer for the camp. She asks for help from

Aug 17, 2014
Leonardo Da Vinci - Renaissance master by Hood, Ann, 1956- author.

Leonardo Da Vinci - Renaissance master

Felix and Maisie try to save their Great-Uncle Thorne by travelling back in time to Renaissance Italy, where they meet Leonardo da Vinci and dine with the great Medici family.

Aug 17, 2014
Burp or treat...smell my feet! by Krulik, Nancy E, author.

Burp or treat...smell my feet!

During Halloween, George must try to discover the identity of a prankster while trying to keep his friend from moving out of town.

Aug 17, 2014
The Ghost in the Attic by Butler, Dori Hillestad/ Damant, Aurore (ILT)

The Ghost in the Attic

Aug 17, 2014
Ballet Academy by Mack, Lorrie, author.

Ballet Academy

Aug 17, 2014
Athlete vs. mathlete - time-out by Mack, W. C., 1972-

Athlete vs. mathlete - time-out

Owen wins the last spot at the local basketball camp, leaving his twin Russ to join the "Multi-Sport Sampler" camp, but while Russ is inspired to study various sports and make sense of them, Owen is frustrated by not being the star.

Aug 17, 2014
Applejack and the honest-to-goodness switcheroo by Berrow, G. M.

Applejack and the honest-to-goodness switcheroo

"Applejack starts a diary to record all her hard work bucking fields at Sweet Apple Acres. As the days pass, Applejack's journal entries start to read like lists of complaints as she writes honestly about whatever is bothering her. But when the book falls into the wrong hooves, Applejack finds herself in a real pickle!"--

Aug 17, 2014
The life of Ty - non-random acts of kindness by Myracle, Lauren, 1969-

The life of Ty - non-random acts of kindness

"In the second book of the series, seven-year-old Ty Perry discovers that being kind is part of being Ty"--

Aug 17, 2014
Homeroom diaries by Patterson, James, 1947-

Homeroom diaries

Seventeen-year-old Margaret "Cuckoo" Clark keeps a journal detailing the trials and tribulations of high school life as she and her close-knit group of outcast friends try to break down the barriers between their school's "warring nations."

Aug 17, 2014
Barbie and the secret door - the junior novelization by McGuire Woods, Molly, author.

Barbie and the secret door - the junior novelization

Shy Princess Alexa discovers a secret door that unlocks a whimsical fantasy world, and she must save the land from the magic-stealing Princess Malucia.

Aug 17, 2014
Yo ho no! by Enderle, Dotti, 1954- author.

Yo ho no!

When Malcolm and Dandy set out to get a picture of a ghostly pirate ship, they find themselves reeled in by the pirates--and they have to agree to dig up the captain's buried treasure or they will never be allowed to leave.

Aug 18, 2014
Burp or treat...smell my feet! by Krulik, Nancy E., author.

Burp or treat...smell my feet!

"George is ready for candy and fun--but dealing with a prank-pulling phantom and learning that his friend might move away is almost as terrifying as the super burp. There are definitely more tricks than treats in store for George when those magic burps take over. Join George as he tries to solve the mystery and keep his friends together!" --

Aug 18, 2014
The secret path by Pike, Christopher, 1955- author.

The secret path

Disregarding a warning that the town of Springfield is called "Spooksville" for a good reason, newcomer Adam accompanies his friends to a secret path at the graveyard that is said to lead to other, more terrifying worlds.

Aug 18, 2014
The mystery in the Forbidden City by Paris, Harper.

The mystery in the Forbidden City

Separated from their parents in Beijing, China's Forbidden City, second-grade twins Ethan and Ella luckily find an ancient map that helps them find their way.

Aug 18, 2014
Marion strikes a pose by Barkley, Callie.

Marion strikes a pose

While her friends in the Critter Club babysit frogs, second-grader Marion enters a fashion design contest.

Aug 18, 2014
Apollo and the battle of the birds by Holub, Joan, author.

Apollo and the battle of the birds

Seeking a special shield called an aegis, the Olympians trek through a forest that holds many unpleasant surprises, including a flock of vicious birds.

Aug 18, 2014
Abracadabra! by Enderle, Dotti, 1954- author.

Abracadabra!

When their winning bottlecap is stolen by a ghost magician, Malcolm and Dandy pursue him to the abandoned Deja-View theater and try to get their prize back--without getting sawed in half in the process.

Aug 18, 2014
Dolphin tale 2 - the junior novel by Reyes, Gabrielle, author.

Dolphin tale 2 - the junior novel

Follows the story of rehabilitated dolphin Winter's new friend, Hope, a baby dolphin who is rescued by the Clearwater Marine Aquarium five years later.

Aug 18, 2014
Ezra's gamble by Windham, Ryder, author.

Ezra's gamble

Ezra Bridger, a fourteen-year-old living on the Outer Rim planet of Lothal, finds himself on the wrong side of the law when he gets involved with a bounty hunter on Arena Day.

Aug 18, 2014
Going green by Pakkala, Christine, author.

Going green

Tired of being called on last in class because her name falls at the end of the alphabet, second-grader Lola Zuckerman aspires to beat her ex-best friend--whose last name begins with A--in the school's Going Green contest.

Aug 18, 2014
The mummy's curse by Chambers, Catherine, author.

The mummy's curse

The members of the time traveling club, SLIP, journey to ancient Egypt to uncover the truth about a mummy's curse.

Aug 18, 2014
Nanny X by Rosenberg, Madelyn, 1966-

Nanny X

Ten-year-old Alison and eight-year-old Jake discover that their nanny is working undercover to catch criminals.

Aug 18, 2014
Teacher's Pet by White, Jamie (ADP)/ Parker, Pippin/ Olivas, Silvia

Teacher's Pet

Aug 18, 2014
What's the matter with Herbie Jones? by Kline, Suzy.

What's the matter with Herbie Jones?

When Herbie Jones gets the dreaded girl disease and becomes lovesick for Annabelle Hodgekiss, it threatens his friendship with his good pal Raymond.

Aug 18, 2014
Plop! by Enderle, Dotti, 1954- author.

Plop!

When Grandma Eunice gives Malcolm a strange bottle that she "won" during the 1939 World's Fair, it turns out to contain the ectoplasm of the performer that she tricked--so if Malcolm wants to keep his bottle he is going to have to figure out how to evictthis stubborn ghost.

Aug 18, 2014
Professor gargoyle by Gilman, Charles.

Professor gargoyle

Robert Arthur begins the seventh grade at a strange new school that has two-headed rats and mysterious labyrinths, in addition to the mean Professor Goyle who is seemingly unconcerned when students begin vanishing into thin air.

Aug 18, 2014
The Haunted Library by Butler, Dori Hillestad/ Damant, Aurore (ILT)

The Haunted Library

Aug 18, 2014
The slither sisters by Gilman, Charles.

The slither sisters

Twins Sarah and Sylvia Price, two monsters in disguise at Lovecraft Middle School, are campaigning for student council with a secret plan to abduct the entire seventh grade, and Robert Arthur and his strange friends must stop their evil plot.

Aug 18, 2014
The howling ghost by Pike, Christopher, 1955- author.

The howling ghost

Playing with her little brother by the ocean, Cindy is stunned when Neil is kidnapped by a ghost and everyone thinks that he really drowned, but a newspaper report about local spook activity compels Cindy to get her brother back.

Aug 18, 2014
Herbie Jones and the class gift by Kline, Suzy.

Herbie Jones and the class gift

Disaster strikes when Annabelle trusts Herbie Jones and Raymond with the job of picking up the class's gift to their teacher.

Aug 18, 2014
Sherman's awesome adventures by McGuire Woods, Molly, author.

Sherman's awesome adventures

When Sherman takes his friend Penny back in time, they accidentally set the past on a collision course with the future, and only Mr. Peabody can set things straight before the whole universe implodes.

Aug 18, 2014
Rock & roll! by Enderle, Dotti, 1954- author.

Rock & roll!

When the ghost of a rock star interferes with a music concert that Dandy, Malcolm, and his sister Cocoa are attending, the ghost detectors are on the job--but this time the key to victory may be a video game.

Aug 18, 2014
Substitute creature by Gilman, Charles.

Substitute creature

While stuck in the school during a blizzard, Robert Arthur and his companions face off against an evil substitute teacher and an army of beasts.

Aug 18, 2014
Teacher's pest by Gilman, Charles.

Teacher's pest

Discovering that the student council president is actually a sinister bug-monster in disguise, twelve-year-old Robert Arthur calls on his best friends to help him stop the insect from summoning roaches, wasps, and fleas to the school.

Aug 18, 2014
Sherman's awesome adventures by McGuire Woods, Molly, author.

Sherman's awesome adventures

When Sherman takes his friend Penny back in time, they accidentally set the past on a collision course with the future, and only Mr. Peabody can set things straight before the whole universe implodes.

Aug 19, 2014
Breakdown by Monninger, Joseph, author.

Breakdown

When the bus carrying a group of kids home from summer camp breaks down on an abandoned road during a heatwave, the group must survive the elements and find help, over sixty miles away.

Aug 19, 2014
Copper magic by Gibson, Julia Mary.

Copper magic

"The year is 1906, and twelve-year-old Violet Blake unearths an ancient talisman -- a copper hand -- beside the stream where her mother used to harvest medicine. Violet is certain that the copper hand is magic--and if anyone is in need of its powers, it's Violet. Her mother and adored baby brother are gone, perhaps never to return. Her heartbroken father can't seem to sustain the failing farm on the outskirts of Pigeon Harbor, on the shores of Lake Michigan. Surely the magic of the copper hand c

Aug 19, 2014
Mia's boiling point by Simon, Coco, author.

Mia's boiling point

Mia tries to make friends with Olivia, the new girl, but when Olivia makes fun of the other Cupcake Club girls and tells Mia she shouldn't hang out with them, Mia must make a decision about her new friendship.

Aug 19, 2014
Wipeout of the wireless weenies and other warped and creepy tales by Lubar, David.

Wipeout of the wireless weenies and other warped and creepy tales

Thirty-three stories about clothes-eating bacteria, a zombie apocalypse, a monstrous butcher shop, and other frightening things. Includes notes on how the author got his ideas for these stories.

Aug 19, 2014
Amy Namey in Ace Reporter by McDonald, Megan/ Madrid, Erwin (ILT)

Amy Namey in Ace Reporter

Aug 19, 2014
Beware the ninja weenies and other warped and creepy tales by Lubar, David.

Beware the ninja weenies and other warped and creepy tales

Thirty-three stories about stranded aliens, a horrifying cheesemaker, a boy with the power to make stars vanish, and other frightening things. Includes notes on how the author got his ideas for these stories.

Aug 19, 2014
The hole to China by Rex, Michael, author, illustrator.

The hole to China

"He's digging a hole to China, in his backyard. He found a free toilet in someone's garbage. He fell into a pigpen with a muddy mega-pig. Icky Ricky is up to his eyeballs in trouble--and ick"--

Aug 19, 2014
Galaxy's most wanted by Kloepfer, John.

Galaxy's most wanted

"When thirteen-year-old Kevin Brewer and his camp buddies summon an alien to earth, they know they'll win a blue ribbon in the science competition--but they don't expect to find themselves in the middle of an interstellar war"--

Aug 19, 2014
Frank Pearl in the Awful Waffle Kerfuffle by McDonald, Megan/ Madrid, Erwin (ILT)

Frank Pearl in the Awful Waffle Kerfuffle

Aug 19, 2014
Family ties - the theory, practice, and destructive properties of relatives by Paulsen, Gary, author.

Family ties - the theory, practice, and destructive properties of relatives

"'I'm the greatest family member you'll ever meet.' Kevin Spencer has a history of big ideas going completely awry. This time around, it's personal--suddenly he's kind of in charge of a double wedding in his backyard, and a whole tribe of wacky relatives is crowding him out of his own house"--

Aug 19, 2014
Earthquake, San Francisco, 1906 by Duey, Kathleen, author.

Earthquake, San Francisco, 1906

When two young strangers meet by chance on the day of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, they struggle to survive the terror of crumbling buildings, fire, looting, and chaos.

Aug 19, 2014
Disappearance at Hangman's Bluff - a Felony Bay mystery by Thompson, J. E.

Disappearance at Hangman's Bluff - a Felony Bay mystery

"When Abbey and Bee's neighbor's dog, Yemassee, is kidnapped, they decide it's their job to find the men who took him"--

Aug 19, 2014
Creature Keepers and the hijacked Hydro-Hide by Nelson, Peter, 1953- author.

Creature Keepers and the hijacked Hydro-Hide

"Twelve-year-old Jordan Grimsley discovers the existence of the Creature Keepers, a team of humans assigned to protect mythical beasts"--

Aug 19, 2014
The circus goes to sea by Klise, Kate.

The circus goes to sea

Many surprises are in store when Miss Flora Endora Eliza LaBuena LaPasta invites Sir Sidney's Circus to travel and perform aboard her elegant ship, the SS Spaghetti.

Aug 19, 2014
The case of the stolen sixpence by Webb, Holly.

The case of the stolen sixpence

Junior sleuth Maisie Hitchins, who lives in her grandmother's boarding house in Victorian London, uncovers an intriguing plot involving stolen sausages, pilfered halfpennies, and a fast-paced bicycle chase.

Aug 19, 2014
Bombs over London by Moss, Marissa.

Bombs over London

Instructed by her time-traveling mother to travel to World War I London and steal a German spy's briefcase, thirteen-year-old Mira enjoys meeting famous suffragists and such writers as Arthur Conan Doyle, but soon begins to struggle with whether the changes she has been working for are the right thing to do, or if history should be allowed to unfold without interference.

Aug 19, 2014
Wade and the scorpion's claw by Abbott, Tony, 1952-

Wade and the scorpion's claw

"In this first in a series of six novellas in the Copernicus Legacy series, Wade travels to Hawaii and San Francisco in a race to find one of the twelve ancient relics"--

Aug 19, 2014
Viminy Crowe's comic book by Jocelyn, Marthe, author.

Viminy Crowe's comic book

It seemed to Wylder that every time he turned around, he was inside of a different scene, each is more fantastic than the last.

Aug 19, 2014
What flowers remember by Wiersbitzky, Shannon.

What flowers remember

"Delia and Old Red Clancy make quite a pair. He has the know-how and she has the get-up-and-go. When they dream up a seed- and flower-selling business, well, look out, Tucker's Ferry, because here they come. But something is happening to Old Red. And the doctors say he can't be cured. He's forgetting places and names and getting cranky for no reason. As his condition worsens, Delia takes it upon herself to save as many memories as she can. Her mission is to gather Old Red's stories so that no on

Aug 19, 2014
Jack and the wild life by Doan, Lisa.

Jack and the wild life

"Jack's parents have decided to guide safaris in Africa, much to Jack's chagrin and none of their previous schemes have worked"--

Aug 19, 2014
Hunter Moran digs deep by Giff, Patricia Reilly, author.

Hunter Moran digs deep

Twin siblings Hunter and Zack, along with neighborhood pest Sarah Yulefsky, dig for treasure--the hidden hoard of town founder Lester Dinwitty.

Aug 19, 2014
Revealed by Haddix, Margaret Peterson

Revealed

Aug 19, 2014
Queen of rogues by MacDangereuse, T.T.

Queen of rogues

Fionna is excited to receive an invitation to millionaire P. Gumballs' party aboard a yacht, but she finds her worst fears realized when the Ice Queen shows up and challenges P. Gumball to a race across the ocean.

Aug 19, 2014
Penelope Crumb is mad at the moon by Stout, Shawn K.

Penelope Crumb is mad at the moon

"Penelope Crumb makes a new friend when she is forced to learn how to square dance at school"--

Aug 19, 2014
No dogs allowed by Calmenson, Stephanie, author.

No dogs allowed

Best friends and dog lovers Kate and Lucie live in apartments where dogs are not allowed, but a pair of unusual necklaces they find in a thrift store allow them to become dogs whenever they wish.

Aug 19, 2014
Nest by Ehrlich, Esther

Nest

Aug 19, 2014
The misadventures of the family Fletcher by Levy, Dana Alison.

The misadventures of the family Fletcher

Relates the adventures of a family with two fathers, four adopted boys, and a variety of pets as they make their way through a school year, Kindergarten through sixth grade, and deal with a grumpy new neighbor.

Aug 19, 2014
Courage for beginners by Harrington, Karen, 1967-

Courage for beginners

"Twelve-year-old Mysti Murphy of Texas wishes she were a character in a book. If her life were fiction, she'd know how to solve her problems at school, take care of her family when her dad has to spend time in the hospital, and deal with her family's secret: that her mother is agoraphobic and never leaves the house"--

Aug 19, 2014
Clara Dillingham Pierson's complete Among the people series by Pierson, Clara Dillingham.

Clara Dillingham Pierson's complete Among the people series

Aug 19, 2014
Vero rising by Molinari, Laurice E., author.

Vero rising

"While living a seemingly ordinary life, a 12-year-old boy discovers his true identity of a guardian angel and must begin his intense training under the guidance of the archangels while still living his suburban life"--

Aug 19, 2014
The untamed scoundrel by MacDangereuse, T.T.

The untamed scoundrel

When Sir Jacobus Gooddog meets Lady Rainicorn at a ball, he and his loyal manservant must set sail to rescue her from an evil witch so that he and Lady Rainicorn can be married.

Aug 19, 2014
The Terror of the Southlands by Carlson, Caroline/ Phillips, Dave (ILT)

The Terror of the Southlands

Aug 19, 2014
Stick Dog chases a pizza by Watson, Tom, 1962-

Stick Dog chases a pizza

"Is it a flying saucer? Is it a Frisbee? Or is it the best thing they've ever tasted? Stick Dog and his crazy canine crew have discovered a newfangled flavor--and it's even more delicious than hamburgers and hot dogs. It's pizza! And they won't be satisfied until they get some slices of their own. But it won't be easy. There's a kitten to rescue, a plan to make, and the messiest--and most dangerous--game of catch they've ever played. Pizza is on the menu, but only if their mission succeeds."--

Aug 19, 2014
Spirit's key by Cohn, Edith.

Spirit's key

Having finally developed the psychic ability her father has used to provide for them, twelve-year-old Spirit Holden, aided by the ghost of her beloved dog Sky, investigates the mystery of why wild dogs are dying on their remote island.

Aug 19, 2014
Space Taxi - Water Planet Rescue by Mass, Wendy/ Brawer, Michael

Space Taxi - Water Planet Rescue

Aug 19, 2014
The shadow lantern by Flavin, Teresa, author.

The shadow lantern

"When a mysterious oil lantern and a box of painted slides appear at Blackhope Tower, Sunni and Blaise are drawn back to the place where their adventures first began"--Publisher.

Aug 19, 2014
The secret of the key by Malone, Marianne, author.

The secret of the key

In the Art Institute of Chicago's miniature Thorne Rooms, the Thorne Rooms key and a mysterious set of rings lead Ruthie and Jack to new historical eras and a woman who went missing as a young girl.

Aug 19, 2014
Sammy Keyes and the Kiss Goodbye by Van Draanen, Wendelin

Sammy Keyes and the Kiss Goodbye

Aug 19, 2014
I'm not who you think I am by Kehret, Peg.

I'm not who you think I am

Thirteen-year-old Ginger becomes the target of a disturbed woman who believes that she is her dead daughter.

Aug 19, 2014
Oliver and the seawigs by Reeve, Philip.

Oliver and the seawigs

"When Oliver's explorer parents go missing, he sets sail on the rescue mission with some new, unexpected friends"--

Aug 19, 2014
Emperor Pickletine rides the bus by Angleberger, Tom, author, illustrator.

Emperor Pickletine rides the bus

In this final book in the series, the seventh graders of McQuarrie Middle School and their Star Wars-inspired Origami finger puppets go on a field trip to Washington, D.C., on what proves to be a very long trip full of shifting alliances, betrayals, carsickness, and sugar rushes.

Aug 19, 2014
Memory maze by Korman, Gordon, author.

Memory maze

Jackson Opus and his family have been forced into hiding because his identity as a powerful young hypnotist has been leaked out--but his enemy Dr. Mako is still out to find him to use his mesmerizing skills for evil purposes.

Aug 19, 2014
The map trap by Clements, Andrew, 1949-

The map trap

Sixth-grader Alton Barnes loves maps, and when his portfolio of secret maps is stolen, he begins getting notes with orders that he must obey to get the maps back but, with the help of a popular classmate, he just might succeed before his teacher, principal, or someone else learns he has been studying and mapping things about them.

Aug 19, 2014
Lovingly Alice by Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds.

Lovingly Alice

Fifth grade is tumultuous for Alice as she tries to help others through the many changes occurring at home and in school, including learning about sex when Rosalind gets her period and shares a book that explains what is happening.

Aug 19, 2014
Kidnapped by Burchett, Jan.

Kidnapped

Sam Silver and his crewmates come under enemy attack as they sail the Caribbean Sea aboard their pirate ship, the Sea Wolf! The third book in this action-packed adventure series.How to become an Undercover Pirate...1) Have a pirate captain as your ancient ancestor ; 2) Find a message in a bottle and a magic gold doubloon ; 3) Get whisked back in time to join a pirate crew ; 4) When you get home DON'T TELL ANYONE. Remember - you're undercover! A fearsome encounter with enemy ships leads to a huge

Aug 19, 2014
Barbie and the secret door - the junior novelization by

Barbie and the secret door - the junior novelization

Barbie stars as Alexa, a shy princess who discovers a secret door that unlocks a whimsical fantasy world. When Alexa meets a mermaid and a fairy who have lost their powers, the three friends must come together to save all the magic in the land.

Aug 19, 2014
Emma, smile and say "cupcake!" by Simon, Coco.

Emma, smile and say "cupcake!"

The Special Day wedding salon is running an ad in the local newspaper, and they want Emma to model in the advertisement. The ad is a huge hit and suddenly Emma is very much in demand. But after running all over New York City for auditions, Emma realizes being a model is a lot tougher than she thought. Does Emma really want to be America's next top model, or is being a part of the Cupcake Club sweet enough?

Aug 19, 2014
A bird on water street by Dulemba, Elizabeth O., author.

A bird on water street

A Bird on Water Street is a coming of age story about Jack, a boy growing up in a Southern Appalachian town environmentally devastated by a century of poor copper-mining practices and pollution. Jack is opposed to the mine where so many of his relatives have died, but how can he tell that to his Dad who wants him to follow in the family trade? Jack just wants his dad safe and the land returned to its pre-mining glory with trees, birds, frogs, and nature--like he's learning about in school. After

Aug 19, 2014
Emma, sugar and spice and everything nice by Simon, Coco, author.

Emma, sugar and spice and everything nice

Emma's younger brother Jake has tonsillitis and makes life difficult for Emma, while the Cupcake Club girls are spoiling him with cupcakes and little gifts.

Aug 19, 2014
Kate the great - except when she's not by Becker, Suzy, author.

Kate the great - except when she's not

Fifth-grader Kate faces a challenge when her mother asks her to be especially nice to Nora, a classmate and fellow flute player who is sometimes mean.

Aug 19, 2014
He laughed with his other mouths by Anderson, M. T.

He laughed with his other mouths

"In this sixth Pals in Peril adventure, Jasper Dash is off into the universe to search for his long lost father!"--

Aug 19, 2014
The secret of the snow / A Geronimo Stilton Adventure by Stilton, Thea, author.

The secret of the snow / A Geronimo Stilton Adventure

The Thea sisters are called in to investigate when the lotus flowers begin to disappear from a magical land.

Aug 19, 2014
The Sea Monster by Burchett, Jan/ Vogler, Sara/ Hartas, Leo (ILT)

The Sea Monster

Aug 19, 2014
The scandalous sisterhood of Prickwillow Place by Berry, Julie, 1974-

The scandalous sisterhood of Prickwillow Place

"Seven very proper Victorian young ladies conspire to hide a murder from the authorities at their boarding school"--

Aug 19, 2014
Royal Icing by Berk, Sheryl/ Berk, Carrie

Royal Icing

Aug 19, 2014
Rise of the rebels by Kogge, Michael, author.

Rise of the rebels

The rebels fight back against the Galactic Empire, from Sabine using art to outsmart Stormtroopers to Ezra finding a souvenir at an Imperial fighter crash site.

Aug 19, 2014
Return to Planet Tad by Carvell, Tim/ Holgate, Doug (ILT)

Return to Planet Tad

Aug 19, 2014
Rapunzel Cuts Loose by Holub, Joan/ Williams, Suzanne

Rapunzel Cuts Loose

Aug 19, 2014
Mrs. Lane is a pain! by Gutman, Dan.

Mrs. Lane is a pain!

"It's time for the annual Ella Mentry School talent show, and this year Principal Klutz has hired a wacky professional, Mrs. Lane, to help the kids with their talents"--

Aug 19, 2014
Monkey Me and the School Ghost by Roland, Timothy

Monkey Me and the School Ghost

Aug 19, 2014
Geronimo Stilton Creepella Von Cacklefur. 6, Ride for your life! by

Geronimo Stilton Creepella Von Cacklefur. 6, Ride for your life!

"The fair has come to Mysterious Valley! Creepella is looking to forward a fun, thrilling day of rides and games with her family and friends. But one spooky rollercoaster seems to be making everyone who rides it disappear! Creepella is determined to get to the bottom of the mystery -- but what will happen when she rides the coaster herself?" --

Aug 19, 2014
Magic in the mix by Barrows, Annie.

Magic in the mix

Life seems to be back to normal for "newly twinned" sisters Miri and Molly until their magical house sends them on a new time-traveling adventure to the Civil War, where they must risk everything to save two unusual soldiers and come to terms with the emotional truth about Molly's past.

Aug 19, 2014
Lug and the dawn of the Ice Age by Zeltser, David.

Lug and the dawn of the Ice Age

"Lug is a cave boy who would rather paint than fight. When he is banished from his clan, he and his two friends discover that the Ice Age is coming, and must figure out how to save their people"--

Aug 19, 2014
The Key That Swallowed Joey Pigza by Gantos, Jack

The Key That Swallowed Joey Pigza

Aug 19, 2014
Island of Legends by McMann, Lisa/ West, Steve (NRT)

Island of Legends

Aug 19, 2014
Magic Mountain by Banks, Rosie

Magic Mountain

Aug 19, 2014
The madman of Piney Woods by Curtis, Christopher Paul, author.

The madman of Piney Woods

Even though it is now 1901, the people of Buxton, Canada (originally a settlement of runaway slaves) and Chatham, Canada are still haunted by two events of half a century before--the American Civil War, and the Irish potato famine, and the lasting damagethose events caused to the survivors.

Aug 19, 2014
The whispering skull by Stroud, Jonathan.

The whispering skull

"Lockwood & Co. are hired to investigate Edmund Bickerstaff, a Victorian doctor who reportedly tried to communicate with the dead, while Lucy is distracted by urgent whispers coming from the skull in a ghost jar"--

Aug 19, 2014
Life on Mars by Brown, Jennifer, 1972- author.

Life on Mars

Twelve-year-old Arcturus Betelgeuse Chambers' quest to find life on other planets seems at an end when his parents decide to move to Las Vegas, but while they look for a house he stays with his neighbor, an astronaut who soon becomes a friend.

Aug 19, 2014
Katie, sprinkles & surprises by Simon, Coco, author.

Katie, sprinkles & surprises

When Katie learns that her mother's new boyfriend is her math teacher, Jeff Green, Katie is accused of getting special treatment in class, and it's the Cupcake Club to the rescue to help Katie deal with the rumors and the changes in her life.

Aug 19, 2014
The Slither sisters by Gilman, Charles.

The Slither sisters

Twins Sarah and Sylvia Price, two monsters in disguise at Lovecraft Middle School, are campaigning for student council with a secret plan to abduct the entire seventh grade, and Robert Arthur and his strange friends must stop their evil plot.

Aug 19, 2014
Dead in the water by Lynch, Chris, 1962- author.

Dead in the water

After America is drawn into World War II, Hank McCallum finds himself on the USS Yorktown, an aircraft carrier in the Pacific, separated from his brother Theo, in constant danger from torpedoes, and just learning about the prejudice and segregation that plague his new friend from Tonga, Bradford.

Aug 19, 2014
Compass of dreams by Baccalario, Pierdomenico, author.

Compass of dreams

Life in the small town of Applecross has gotten stranger since the Lily family took over the magical Enchanted Emporium--but when animals start to vanish from the area, fourteen-year-old Finley McPhee finds himself caught up in the mystery of the missing Sherwood Compass and the legend of the Green Man.

Aug 19, 2014
Claude on the slopes by Smith, Alex T.

Claude on the slopes

Claude and his best friend, Sir Bobblysock, go to the Snowy Mountains where they throw snowballs, learn to ski, and more until Claude's loud voice starts an avalanche, trapping Sir Bobblysock and the only Mountain Rescue person under a huge pile of snow.

Aug 19, 2014
Charlie Bumpers Vs. the Squeaking Skull by Harley, Bill/ Gustavson, Adam (ILT)

Charlie Bumpers Vs. the Squeaking Skull

Aug 19, 2014
The case of the weird blue chicken - the next misadventure by Cronin, Doreen.

The case of the weird blue chicken - the next misadventure

When a weird blue chicken comes to Chicken Squad headquarters for help, siblings Dirt, Sugar, and Sweetie help find her missing house.

Aug 19, 2014
The broken spell by McGann, Erika.

The broken spell

Bored with studying pure theory, Grace and her four best friends jump at the chance to learn practical witchcraft from the glamorous Ms. Gold, but they make a magical mistake that drags the past into the present.

Aug 19, 2014
Truth and kisses by Friedman, Laurie B., 1964-

Truth and kisses

Diary entries reveal thirteen-year-old April Sinclair's complicated best-friend/love triangle, her new friendship, a busy dance team schedule, and a closer relationship with Matt Parker that surprises her and everyone else.

Aug 19, 2014
Ares and the spear of fear by Holub, Joan, author.

Ares and the spear of fear

The Olympians search for the spear of fear, a weapon that belongs to Ares but is currently held by the Amazonians.

Aug 19, 2014
Herbie Jones moves on by Kline, Suzy.

Herbie Jones moves on

When his best friend's family plans to move away, Herbie Jones does what he can to cope with the change.

Aug 19, 2014
Apollo and the battle of the birds by Holub, Joan.

Apollo and the battle of the birds

"When a flock of angry birds threaten Zeus and his fellow Olympians, they need the help of a new friend--assuming the stranger is actually a friend! After a horrible drought, Zeus and his fellow Olympians are determined to help restore the land as they try to figure out their current mission, to find a special shield called an aegis. Thanks to some grateful villagers, who benefit from the rain and crops that the young Olympians magically create, they find the armor they need. But they are sudden

Aug 19, 2014
The haunted library by Butler, Dori Hillestad, author.

The haunted library

"When ghost boy Kaz's haunt is torn down and he is separated from his ghost family, he meets a real girl named Claire, who lives above the town library with her parents and her grandmother. Claire has a special ability to see ghosts when other humans cannot and she and Kaz quickly form a friendship."--Amazon website.

Aug 19, 2014
The outlaw of Sherwood Forest by Seven, John, author.

The outlaw of Sherwood Forest

Their latest adventure takes teenagers Dawkins and Hypatia back to thirteenth-century Nottingham and Sherwood Forest, but when they find a time-traveling device in a cave they find themselves far in the future--and closer to the forces that are tampering with time.

Aug 19, 2014
Dragon fire by Burchett, Jan.

Dragon fire

When the Sea Wolf is forced to stop at Dragon Island for repairs, Sam can't wait to meet the island's legendary dragon ... at the risk of meeting a fiery end.

Aug 19, 2014
Blue sea burning by Rodkey, Geoff, 1970-

Blue sea burning

"In this final installment to the Chronicles of Egg trilogy, Egg and his friends must defeat the ruthless slave trader Roger Pembroke"--

Aug 19, 2014
Bella's birthday unicorn by Burkhart, Jessica, author.

Bella's birthday unicorn

Excited to receive a pet unicorn on her eighth birthday, Princess Bella worries because her friends are fighting and her parents seem to be hiding something, which Bella fears might mean that she won't get the unicorn of her dreams.

Aug 19, 2014
The Emerald Shore by Mariconda, Barbara.

The Emerald Shore

"Lucy travels to Ireland in her magical house-turned-ship to find the pirate treasure that will end the magical curse haunting her family once and for all"--

Aug 19, 2014
Fall of Heroes by Kraatz, Jeramey

Fall of Heroes

Aug 19, 2014
The secrets of Eastcliff-by-the-Sea - the story of Annaliese Easterling & Throckmorton, her simply remarkable sock monkey by Beha, Eileen.

The secrets of Eastcliff-by-the-Sea - the story of Annaliese Easterling & Throckmorton, her simply remarkable sock monkey

Relates an abandoned sock monkey's adventurous quest to reunite his owner with the one person she most longs to know.

Aug 19, 2014
Greenland by Wheeler, Patti/ Hemstreet, Keith

Greenland

Aug 19, 2014
Get lost, Odysseus by McMullan, Kate, author.

Get lost, Odysseus

In this humorous version of Greek mythology, Hades, King of the Underworld, tells the true story of Odysseus and his ten-year journey home from Troy.

Aug 19, 2014
Star Wars rebels. Ezra's gamble by Windham, Ryder.

Star Wars rebels. Ezra's gamble

"Fourteen year old Ezra lives alone on the outer rim planet of Lothal. He fends for himself by picking up odd jobs and hustling the unsuspecting Stormtrooper. Arena Day arrives - an underground tournament where mighty beasts battle to the finish and all the swindlers, gamblers, and no-gooders come from all corners of the planet to make a profit - Ezra is whisked into an unlikely partnership with the fearsome bounty hunter Bossk and enmeshed in a high-stakes chase against an endless fleet of troo

Aug 19, 2014
Zorgoochi Intergalactic Pizza - Delivery of Doom by Yaccarino, Dan

Zorgoochi Intergalactic Pizza - Delivery of Doom

Aug 19, 2014
Shipwreck island by Bodeen, S. A. (Stephanie A.), 1965- author.

Shipwreck island

Sarah's dad and stepmom then decide to take the whole family on a special vacation in order to break the ice and have everyone get to know one another. They'll fly to Tahiti, charter a boat, and go sailing for a few days. It'll be an adventure, right? Wrong. Dead wrong.

Aug 19, 2014
The secret path by Pike, Christopher, 1955-

The secret path

Aug 19, 2014
Rock & roll! by Enderle, Dotti, 1954- author.

Rock & roll!

When the ghost of a rock star interferes with a music concert that Dandy, Malcolm, and his sister Cocoa are attending, the ghost detectors are on the job--but this time the key to victory may be a video game.

Aug 19, 2014
Digging a hole to heaven - coal miner boys by Nelson, S. D.

Digging a hole to heaven - coal miner boys

Discusses what life was like for the boys who worked in America's coal mines in the early nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and shares the story of a young coal miner who endeavors to save miners trapped in a collapsed tunnel.

Aug 19, 2014
The Blazing Star by Hunter, Erin.

The Blazing Star

After facing their first battle, the remaining mountain cats must seek the Blazing Star in order to survive a new threat: a deadly disease sweeping through their territory.

Aug 19, 2014
Dolphin tale - the junior novel by Reyes, Gabrielle.

Dolphin tale - the junior novel

Sawyer, having found an injured dolphin on the beach, forms a unique bond with the creature while trying to help it heal and return to the ocean.

Aug 19, 2014
The mystery of the grinning gargoyle by Warner, Gertrude Chandler, 1890-1979.

The mystery of the grinning gargoyle

When the Aldens visit a university campus, they must solve a mystery involving an old library whose stone gargoyles seem to move on their own.

Aug 19, 2014
Unstoppable Octobia May by Flake, Sharon, author.

Unstoppable Octobia May

In 1953 ten-year-old Octobia May lives in her Aunt's boarding house in the South, surrounded by an African American community which has its own secrets and internal racism, and spends her days wondering if Mr. Davenport in room 204 is really a vampire--or something else entirely.

Aug 19, 2014
Katie starting from scratch by Simon, Coco.

Katie starting from scratch

"Katie's mom asks Katie for a huge favor: will she spend some time with Emily, her boyfriend's daughter? Katie agrees and brings Emily to a Cupcake Club meeting. Things go well--almost too well. Everyone likes Emily so much, Katie wonders if her friends like Emily more than they like her! And if her mom marries Emily's dad, will Emily become her favorite daughter? Katie is an only child, so all this sibling stuff is new to her. She's starting from scratch!" --

Aug 19, 2014
Home by Prineas, Sarah.

Home

"Young Wizard's apprentice Connwaer disguises himself as a chimney swift in order to identify who has been stealing the locus stones in Wellmet"--

Aug 19, 2014
The ghost in the attic by Butler, Dori Hillestad, author.

The ghost in the attic

"When a neighbor calls about ghostly noises in her attic, Kaz and Claire agree to investigate. Could that very familiar-looking ghost dog Kaz sees through the attic window be his lost dog, Cosmo? Venturing outside could be dangerous, but Kaz has to find a way to be reunited with Cosmo before he loses him for good."--

Aug 19, 2014
Into the blue by Baglio, Ben M.

Into the blue

"Jody can't believe her dolphin voyage has begun. A whole world of discovery awaits her abord the Dolphin Dreamer. But an unexpected passenger threatens to spoil the trip of a lifetime. And when a sudden storm puts Jody's life in danger, who can she turn to for help?"

Aug 19, 2014
Violet Mackerel's Pocket Protest by Allen, Elanna (ILT)/ Branford, Anna

Violet Mackerel's Pocket Protest

Aug 19, 2014
Thursdays with the crown by George, Jessica Day, 1976-

Thursdays with the crown

"Castle Glower's towers have transported Princess Celie, her siblings, and her pet griffin, Rufus, to an unknown land. As they set out on a dangerous adventure to discover their whereabouts, they find an entire lost people, divided by the wishes of two wizards in a centuries-old quarrel over their beloved home--Castle Glower"--

Aug 19, 2014
The Super Chef contest by Stilton, Geronimo, author.

The Super Chef contest

Geronimo tries to help his cousin Trap when he enters the Super Chef contest, but seems to have no idea how to cook.

Aug 19, 2014
Step it up by Berk, Sheryl.

Step it up

"Trouble is brewing between the Divas just before their big upcoming Dance Fusion competition. Miss Toni is mad, mad, mad--but she has an idea to fix the problem: a camping retreat, where these girls will have to learn the true meaning of teamwork or be left out in the dark"--

Aug 19, 2014
Stella Batts - none of your beeswax by Sheinmel, Courtney.

Stella Batts - none of your beeswax

"Eight-year-old Stella finds it is not easy or fun to keep secrets. The first secret is keeping her sister, Penny, from discovering that her pet fish has died and been replaced with a new fish. The second secret involves a school assignment which Stella cannot share even with her best friend"--Provided by the publisher.

Aug 19, 2014
The Serpent's Curse by Abbott, Tony/ Perkins, Bill (ILT)

The Serpent's Curse

Aug 19, 2014
The mystery of the soccer snitch by Warner, Gertrude Chandler, 1890-1979.

The mystery of the soccer snitch

"A talented young soccer player in Greenfield is given the honor of being a child mascot at an international soccer tournament in Brazil, but when an anonymous letter insists that she doesn't deserve to go, the Aldens investigate"--

Aug 19, 2014
Teacher's pest by Gilman, Charles, author.

Teacher's pest

"DON'T BE FOOLED by his friendly smile, his perfect manners, or his shiny red apple. Student council president Howard Mergler is actually a sinister bug-monster in disguise and he's summoning swarms of roaches, wasps, fleas, and head lice into the corridors of Lovecraft Middle School! Twelve-year-old Robert Arthur is the only student who can stop him--but he'll need help from his best friends: the school bully, the school ghost, and an extremely courageous two-headed rat."--Amazon.com.

Aug 19, 2014
Magic delivery by Smith, Clete Barrett, author.

Magic delivery

"When two boys stumble upon a seemingly abandoned truckload of costumes, they think they have hit the jackpot. There's just one small catch: The costumes are bewitched"--

Aug 19, 2014
Leonardo da Vinci - Renaissance master by Hood, Ann, 1956- author.

Leonardo da Vinci - Renaissance master

When their Great-Uncle Thorne falls ill, Felix and Maisie decide to travel back in time to Renaissance Italy to save him. There, they meet and befriend a young Leonardo da Vinci, dine with the great Medici family and celebrate Carnival while coming closer to solving the mysteries of Elm Medona and the Pickworth family.

Aug 19, 2014
Pirates 'n' pistols - ten swashbuckling pirates tales by Mould, Chris.

Pirates 'n' pistols - ten swashbuckling pirates tales

Aug 19, 2014
Where's Glimmer? by Burkhart, Jessica.

Where's Glimmer?

Princess Bella prepares to show off her new unicorn, Glimmer, to the people of the Crystal Kingdom, but when Glimmer disappears before Bella can go for her first ride, she and her friends must search the entire kingdom, even the Dark Forest.

Aug 19, 2014
The Popularity Papers - The Less-than-hidden Secrets and Final Revelations of Lydia Goldblatt and Julie Graham-chang by Ignatow, Amy

The Popularity Papers - The Less-than-hidden Secrets and Final Revelations of Lydia Goldblatt and Julie Graham-chang

Aug 19, 2014
Mallory McDonald, baby expert by Friedman, Laurie B., 1964-

Mallory McDonald, baby expert

When her best friends Mary Ann and Joey get caught up in the excitement of having a new baby brother, Mallory feels left out.

Aug 19, 2014
Always, Abigail by Cavanaugh, Nancy J.

Always, Abigail

Sixth grader Abigail, assigned a different homeroom than her two best friends and made only the alternate on the pom-pom squad, learns a lot about popularity and true friendship when paired with unpopular Gabby for a year-long "Friendly Letter Assignment."

Aug 19, 2014
Alvin Ho - allergic to the Great Wall, the Forbidden Palace, and other tourist attractions by Look, Lenore, author.

Alvin Ho - allergic to the Great Wall, the Forbidden Palace, and other tourist attractions

Fearful seven-year-old Alvin Ho goes on a trip to China with his family.

Aug 19, 2014
Iris the colorful by Holub, Joan.

Iris the colorful

"Iris is the most colorful goddess girl at Mount Olympus Academy. In fact, her hair and delicate wings can change color according to her mood! When Principal Zeus entrusts her with the job of fetching some magic water, Iris is tickled pink--until she realizes she'll have to get the water from the gray, gloomy River Styx in the Underworld! And when Iris figures out how to create magical rainbow slides that will allow her to travel from Mount Olympus to Earth and back in a flash, she suddenly beco

Aug 19, 2014
Death by toilet paper by Gephart, Donna, author.

Death by toilet paper

Contest-crazed twelve-year-old Ben uses his wits and way with words in hopes of winning a prize that will keep his family from being evicted until his mother can pass her final CPA examination.

Aug 19, 2014
Diary of a girl next door, Betty by Del Rio, Tania, author.

Diary of a girl next door, Betty

Freshman year is off to a rocky start with some major BFF drama. Betty's longtime best friend Veronica is rich, ruthless and snobby--the total opposite of Betty. And in high school, where social status means everything, it seems like Betty and Veronica can't be besties anymore. Luckily, Betty is armed with her trusty diary to document her ups and downs.

Aug 19, 2014
Frostborn by Anders, Lou, author.

Frostborn

Destined to take over his family farm in Norrøngard, Karn would rather play the board game Thrones and Bones, until half-human, half frost giantess Thianna appears and they set out on an adventure, chased by a dragon, undead warriors, an evil uncle, and more.

Aug 19, 2014
Guinea dog 3 by Jennings, Patrick.

Guinea dog 3

"When Pedro admits that he has a paralyzing fear of water, his friends try to cheer him up with a pet. Only this one won't leave the water! The third installment of the Guinea Dog series"--

Aug 19, 2014
Ship of dolls by Parenteau, Shirley, author.

Ship of dolls

It's 1926, and the one thing eleven-year-old Lexie Lewis wants more than anything is to leave Portland, where she is living with her strict grandparents, and rejoin her mother, a carefree singer in San Francisco. But Mama's new husband doesn't think a little girl should live with parents who work all night and sleep all day. Lexie's class has been raising money to ship a doll to the children of Japan in a friendship exchange, and when Lexie learns that the girl who writes the best letter to acco

Aug 19, 2014
Jackal by Stone, Jeff

Jackal

Aug 19, 2014
Nanny X by Rosenberg, Madelyn, 1966- author.

Nanny X

Ten-year-old Alison and eight-year-old Jake discover that their nanny is working undercover to catch criminals.

Aug 19, 2014
Quest for the diamond sword - an awesome minecraft adventure. by Morgan, Winter.

Quest for the diamond sword - an awesome minecraft adventure.

Steve lives on a wheat farm. He has everything he needs to live in the Minecraft world: a bed, a house, and food. Steve likes to spend his mornings in the NCP village and trade his wheat for emeralds, armor, books, swords, and food. One morning, he finds that Zombies have attacked the villagers. The Zombies have also turned the village blacksmith into a Zombie, leaving Steve without a place to get swords. To protect himself and the few villagers that remain, Steve goes on a quest to mine for for

Aug 19, 2014
Marion strikes a pose by Barkley, Callie.

Marion strikes a pose

While her friends in the Critter Club babysit frogs, second-grader Marion enters a fashion design contest.

Aug 19, 2014
The howling ghost by Pike, Christopher, 1955-

The howling ghost

"Cindy is playing by the ocean with her younger brother, Neil, when a ghost appears out of nowhere and grabs the little boy and carries him away. Cindy tries to tell people what happened, but everyone assumes that Neil drowned. Cindy is left heartbroken, with no one to help her find her brother. Until Sally reads about what happened. Sally believes in ghosts-and she knows there are plenty of them to be found in Spooksville. With Adam and Watch, Sally goes to Cindy and promises to help get her br

Aug 19, 2014
Winter's flurry adventure by Allen, Elise.

Winter's flurry adventure

When Flurry, a pet polar bear, becomes jealous and runs off to play with the Weeds, who are always causing trouble, the adventurous Winter will need the help of all of her enchanted Sparkle Sisters to get him back.

Aug 19, 2014
Heidi Heckelbeck Gets the Sniffles by Coven, Wanda/ Burris, Priscilla (ILT)

Heidi Heckelbeck Gets the Sniffles

Aug 19, 2014
Beyond the sunrise by Baglio, Ben M.

Beyond the sunrise

The McGraths have arrived in Sundarbans Delta, at the mouth of the great Ganges River. There, Jody hopes to see the rare and unusual Irrawaddy dolphins. Her wish comes true when at last she spots one, whom she names Sandhi, but her world is turned upside down when she learns there are poachers around, and Sandhi is missing. Does Sandhi have a secret hiding place, or has she been caught?

Aug 19, 2014
Pay it forward - young readers edition by Hyde, Catherine Ryan.

Pay it forward - young readers edition

"Trevor McKinney, a twelve-year-old boy in a small California town, accepts his teacher's challenge to earn extra credit by coming up with a plan to change the world. His idea is simple: do a good deed for three people and instead of asking them to return the favor, ask them to 'pay it forward' to three others who need help"--

Aug 19, 2014
The only thing worse than witches by Magaziner, Lauren.

The only thing worse than witches

Eleven-year-old Rupert cannot resist applying to an advertisement to be a witch's apprentice, but quickly finds himself over his head with the young witch-in-training who desperately needs his help.

Aug 19, 2014
The League of Seven by Gratz, Alan, 1972-

The League of Seven

When an alternate 1875 steam-driven America rediscovers electricity, the lifeblood of the Mangleborn monsters, and the secret society to protect humanity from the Mangleborn is compromised, twelve-year-old Archie must assemble a team of seven young heroes to save the world.

Aug 19, 2014
Frank Einstein and the antimatter motor by Scieszka, Jon, author.

Frank Einstein and the antimatter motor

In his Grandpa Al's garage workshop, child genius Frank Einstein tries to invent a robot that can learn on its own, and after an accident brings wisecracking Klink and overly expressive Klank to life, they set about helping Frank perfect his Antimatter Motor until his archnemesis, T. Edison, steals the robots for his doomsday plan.

Aug 19, 2014
Dolphin tale 2 - the junior novel by Reyes, Gabrielle.

Dolphin tale 2 - the junior novel

A baby dolphin found off the coast of Florida is brought to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium for help. There Sawyer and Hazel name her Hope and work to help her. Will Winter accept her as a friend, and will Hope's health improve?

Aug 19, 2014
Substitute creature by Gilman, Charles.

Substitute creature

While stuck in the school during a blizzard, Robert Arthur and his companions face off against an evil substitute teacher and an army of beasts.

Aug 19, 2014
Going green by Pakkala, Christine, author.

Going green

Lola Zuckerman hates being last for everything. If only she were Lola Adams or Lola Appleby or anything but Z for Zuckerman. And she is having a particularly hard time right now. Her best friend Amanda Anderson is now her ex-best friend. Her grandparents have moved back to Texas, and her mother is launching a new career. Why is everything always changing? What would make things much, much better is if Lola were to win the Going-Green Contest at school and beat Amanda Anderson, who is determined

Aug 19, 2014
Teacher's pet by White, Jamie, author.

Teacher's pet

"When T.D. adds Martha's name to the substitute teacher list at Wagstaff Elementary, not even he expects a talking dog to actually fill in for Mrs. Clusky. Never one to ignore the call of duty, Martha takes the class under her wing-- er, paw-- but Helen's not sure their friendship survive Martha's teaching style. [And], is it cheating if a Spanish-speaking dog helps you with your homework? Fun word activities included!"--Page 4 of cover.

Aug 19, 2014
Yo ho no! by Enderle, Dotti, 1954- author.

Yo ho no!

When Malcolm and Dandy set out to get a picture of a ghostly pirate ship, they find themselves reeled in by the pirates--and they have to agree to dig up the captain's buried treasure or they will never be allowed to leave.

Aug 19, 2014
Out for blood by Spradlin, Michael P., author.

Out for blood

It's a quiet night when Dylan takes his dog, Apollo, out for a walk in the backyard. Until the noise begins. Part bat screech, part insect buzz - it seems to be coming from the roof. Suddenly the sky is full of dark, beating shapes, and they're all headed straight for Dylan. Dr. Catalyst's newest creations are hungry, and only one thing will satisfy them. Blood.

Aug 19, 2014
Fly, cherokee, fly by D'Lacey, Chris.

Fly, cherokee, fly

Aug 19, 2014
The time of the fireflies by Little, Kimberley Griffiths, author.

The time of the fireflies

When Larissa Renaud starts receiving eerie phone calls on a disconnected phone in her family's shop, Bayou Bridge Antiques, she finds herself directed to the river bank near her house, where a cloud of fireflies take her on a journey through time to learn the secrets of her family's past--and save their future.

Aug 19, 2014
Dash by Klimo, Kate, author.

Dash

"An English Springer Spaniel's tale of the Mayflower voyage and the first Thanksgiving at Plymouth Colony"--

Aug 19, 2014
Plop! by Enderle, Dotti, 1954- author.

Plop!

When Grandma Eunice gives Malcolm a strange bottle that she "won" during the 1939 World's Fair, it turns out to contain the ectoplasm of the performer that she tricked--so if Malcolm wants to keep his bottle he is going to have to figure out how to evict this stubborn ghost.

Aug 19, 2014
Ambassador by Alexander, William

Ambassador

Aug 19, 2014
The mummy's curse by Chambers, Catherine, author.

The mummy's curse

The members of the time traveling club, SLIP, journey to ancient Egypt to uncover the truth about a mummy's curse.

Aug 19, 2014
Percy Jackson's Greek gods by Riordan, Rick, author.

Percy Jackson's Greek gods

"A publisher in New York asked me to write down what I know about the Greek gods, and I was like, Can we do this anonymously? Because I don't need the Olympians mad at me again. But if it helps you to know your Greek gods, and survive an encounter with them if they ever show up in your face, then I guess writing all this down will be my good deed for the week. So begins Percy Jackson's Greek Gods, in which the son of Poseidon adds his own magic--and sarcastic asides--to the classics. He explain

Aug 19, 2014
Professor Gargoyle by Gilman, Charles.

Professor Gargoyle

11-year-old Robert Arthur must vanquish Professor Gargoyle and learn the creepy origin story of the brand new Lovecraft Middle School (LMS).

Aug 19, 2014
Autumn's secret gift by Allen, Elise, author.

Autumn's secret gift

In Mother Nature's realm, sisters Autumn, Winter, Spring, and Summer are nature's royalty, responsible for each magical turn of the seasons, but Autumn has lost a special gift from Mother Nature and her siststers must help her find it.

Aug 19, 2014
The mystery in the Forbidden City by Paris, Harper.

The mystery in the Forbidden City

Separated from their parents in Beijing, China's Forbidden City, second-grade twins Ethan and Ella luckily find an ancient map that helps them find their way.

Aug 19, 2014
The mysterious island by Verne, Jules, 1828-1905.

The mysterious island

After using a helium-filled balloon to escape from the Confederate Army, five men find themselves being swept across the ocean by hurricane winds.

Aug 19, 2014
Last-But-Not-Least Lola and the Wild Chicken by Pakkala, Christine/ Hoppe, Paul (ILT)

Last-But-Not-Least Lola and the Wild Chicken

Aug 19, 2014
Libby's sweet surprise by Schroeder, Lisa, author.

Libby's sweet surprise

When she's not hanging out at her family's sweets shop, Libby loves walking her dog around London. She always meets the most interesting people like Ethan, who's her age and also has a dog. They become fast friends, until Libby finds out his family are the new owners of a competing store! Libby tries to keep her parents' business a secret, because she really likes Ethan and wants to be his friend. But the secrets start adding up. Libby needs the charm bracelet she shares with her besties to brin

Aug 19, 2014
The 8th Continent by London, Matt

The 8th Continent

Aug 19, 2014
Abracadabra! by Enderle, Dotti, 1954- author.

Abracadabra!

When their winning bottlecap is stolen by a ghost magician, Malcolm and Dandy pursue him to the abandoned Deja-View theater and try to get their prize back--without getting sawed in half in the process.

Aug 19, 2014
Alfred Ollivant's Bob, son of Battle - the last gray dog of Kenmuir by Davis, Lydia, 1947-

Alfred Ollivant's Bob, son of Battle - the last gray dog of Kenmuir

On the border of Scotland and England beginning in the early 1880s, two sheep farmers and their sheepdogs engage in a years-long battle to prove their superiority in handling sheep--a battle which must end in death.

Aug 19, 2014
The Alamo by Smith, Roland, 1951-

The Alamo

"When Quest (Q) and his stepsister Angela head to Texas for their parents' concert, they discover traces of the terrorist group Ghost Cell in the Lone Star state"-Provided by publisher.

Aug 19, 2014