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The witch's vacuum cleaner - and other stories by Pratchett, Terry, author. The witch's vacuum cleaner - and other stories

An anthology of fourteen unpublished short stories, written when Pratchett was in his teens, shares insights into his writing process and the early ideas that inspired his later career.

Jan 10, 2017
The warden's daughter by Spinelli, Jerry, author. The warden's daughter

Living with her warden father in an apartment above a 1950s prison, Cammie O'Reilly struggles to come to terms with the loss of her mother, who died saving her from harm when she was a baby, and interacts with some of the reformed inmates.

Jan 10, 2017
The sweetest sound by Winston, Sherri, author. The sweetest sound

"Shy ten-year-old Cadence grapples with an overprotective father, a mother who's skipped town to pursue stardom, and what to do when a recording of her amazing voice leaks before she's ready to share it with the world"--

Jan 10, 2017
The Silver Gate by Bailey, Kristin, author. The Silver Gate

Elric and his mother secretly care for his mentally disabled sister, Wynn, whom the villagers consider a changeling, until their father threatens to sell her, so they flee into the forest, even though Elric does not share her belief in magic.

Jan 10, 2017
Scar Island by Gemeinhart, Dan, author. Scar Island

Twelve-year-old Jonathan Grisby has been sent to the Slabhenge Reformatory School for Troubled Boys, a former lunatic asylum which is currently run by a sadist who enjoys punishing the boys and setting them against each other; but when a lightning strike kills all the adults the boys find themselves suddenly free--and trapped on Scar Island which seems to be sinking into the ocean.

Jan 10, 2017
The runaway by O'Hearn, Kate, author. The runaway

"Freya and Archie are sent back to Earth by Odin in order to locate a banished Valkyrie and bring her back to Asgaard. But Brunnhilde has built a life for herself on Earth and has no desire to return. And what Freya learns about that life, changes her understanding of her own family"--

Jan 10, 2017
Root beer candy and other miracles by Green, Shari, 1963- author. Root beer candy and other miracles

"Eleven-year-old Bailey believes in miracles. She has to; it will take a miracle to keep her warring parents together. This summer they are at a Marriage Counselling camp, leaving Bailey and her little brother Kevin with their estranged grandmother in the island town of Felicity Bay. There, an eccentric deposed minister makes a prophecy that a stranger from the sea will change everything. When Bailey discovers a mermaid-shaped piece of driftwood, she begins to believe that the mermaid is this st

Jan 10, 2017
Revenge of the green banana by Murphy, Jim, 1947- author. Revenge of the green banana

Jimmy Murphy starts sixth grade determined to be a better student and impress the beautiful Kathy Guenther, but Sister Angelica has him and his friends pegged as troublemakers and they may just prove her right.

Jan 10, 2017
Nobody is perfick by Waber, Bernard. Nobody is perfick

Eight brief episodes show that even best friends and sunny days can have shortcomings.

Jan 10, 2017
MiNRS 2 by Sylvester, Kevin, author. MiNRS 2

"Christopher, Elena, and the other survivors of the attack on their space colony know two things: their victory over the Landers will be short-lived and a new wave of attacks is imminent"--

Jan 10, 2017
The matchstick castle by Graff, Keir, 1969- author. The matchstick castle

"Eleven-year-old Brian's summer turns out a lot less boring than expected when he encounters a huge, wacky house in the forest and befriends the eccentric family that lives there"--

Jan 10, 2017
The Jolly Regina by LaReau, Kara, author. The Jolly Regina

"Meet Jaundice and Kale Bland, two sisters who avoid excitement at any cost. One day, the Bland sisters are kidnapped by an all-female band of pirates. They're unwillingly swept into a high-seas romp that might just lead to solving the mystery of what happened to their missing parents"--

Jan 10, 2017
Inspector Flytrap. The goat who chewed too much by Angleberger, Tom, author. Inspector Flytrap. The goat who chewed too much

When his goat assistant is arrested for stealing the golden pickle paperweight, a mystery-solving Venus flytrap is determined to find the real thief.

Jan 10, 2017
Horrible Harry and the battle of the bugs by Kline, Suzy, author. Horrible Harry and the battle of the bugs

When his friend Doug is infested with head lice and Mary convinces everyone to stay away, Harry and his other friend Song Lee stand by Doug and declare war on the bugs.

Jan 10, 2017
The homework strike by Pincus, Gregory K., author. The homework strike

Now in seventh grade Gregory K. is frustrated by all the homework that leaves him no time for writing, which is what he loves to do--so he decides to go on a homework strike, and with his history teacher's encouragement he learns a valuable lesson in civics and standing up for what you believe in.

Jan 10, 2017
Hero by Shotz, Jennifer Li,, 1970- author. Hero

"Hero, a retired search-and-rescue dog, is not prepared for a stray puppy to come into his life. But when he and twelve-year-old Ben find Scout injured and afraid, the new addition leads them down an unexpected and dangerous path. When Scout goes missing, it's up to Hero to use his search-and-rescue skills to find Scout and bring him home.Get ready for a canine adventure full of danger, loyalty, and the unbreakable bond between a boy and his best friend."--

Jan 10, 2017
Flying lessons & other stories by Flying lessons & other stories

From basketball dreams and family fiascoes to first crushes and new neighborhoods, this anthology, written by award-winning children's authors, celebrates the uniqueness and universality in all of us.

Jan 10, 2017
The dragonsitter's party by Lacey, Josh, author. The dragonsitter's party

"It's Eddie's birthday! He's looking forward to a party filled with fun, games, and ...dragons? Ziggy and Arthur show up, and their idea of a good time involves eating everything in sight and making a mess of all the magician's tricks. Is Eddie in for the wrong kind of birthday surprise?

Jan 10, 2017
The dragon waking by Towler, Grayson, author. The dragon waking

"For thirteen-year-old Rose Gallagher, having a friend who is really a dragon and can perform magic, change shape, and fly her away from the predictability of small-town life feels like a dream come true. But secrets have a price, and the more Rose learns about her friend Jade and the world of dragons, the more dangerous her life becomes"--

Jan 10, 2017
Dear Poppy by Arno, Ronni, author. Dear Poppy

When Poppy moves to the family farm to escape memories of her late mother, she uncovers a stack of letters from 1985 addressed to herself written by her mother, and Poppy believes she has finally discovered the best friend she has been looking for.

Jan 10, 2017
DC Super Hero Girls. Batgirl at Super Hero High by Yee, Lisa, author. DC Super Hero Girls. Batgirl at Super Hero High

Recruited to Super Hero High by Supergirl, intelligent Barbara Gordon trains for her new role as Batgirl alongside some of the most powerful teenagers in the galaxy.

Jan 10, 2017
A crack in the sea by Bouwman, H. M., author. A crack in the sea

"Pip, a young boy who can speak to fish, and his sister Kinchen set off on a great adventure, joined by twins with magical powers, refugees fleeing post-war Vietnam, and some helpful sea monsters"--

Jan 10, 2017
The bicycle spy by McDonough, Yona Zeldis, author. The bicycle spy

Twelve-year-old Marcel loves riding his bicycle, and dreams of competing in the Tour de France, but it is 1942 and German soldiers are everywhere, stopping him as he delivers bread from his parents' bakery around Aucoin--then one day he discovers that it is not just bread he is delivering, and suddenly he finds himself in position of dangerous secrets about his parents and his new friend from Paris, Delphine.

Jan 10, 2017
The Wearle by D'Lacey, Chris, author. The Wearle

Gabrial is a young dragon, anxious to both prove himself and also find his father who years ago was one of a Wearle of dragons who set out from their home planet and were never heard from again--and now he is part of a new Wearle that has come to Erth, but one of the other dragons has dark plans, and when war erupts between dragons and humans, Gabrial finds that his only ally is an unusual human boy called Ren.

Jan 11, 2017
Third grade mermaid by Raymundo, Peter, author, illustrator. Third grade mermaid

Cora the mermaid is having trouble with spelling, but if she wants to stay on the swim team she has get an A on her next test--so her mother gives her a "magic" diary that compels her to practice writing, while her friends explain to her the concept of studying.

Jan 11, 2017
Talons of power by Sutherland, Tui, 1978- Talons of power

The war is over. The false prophecy has been fulfilled. But the dragonets still have enemies. A dark evil, buried for centuries, is stirring.

Jan 11, 2017
Showing off by Mlynowski, Sarah, author. Showing off

The Dunwiddle Magic School (fifth to eighth grade) is intended for children whose magic is "upside-down" like Dory (who turns into a combination of a kitten and dragon) and Pepper (whose uncontrollable "fiercing" terrifies everyone around her)--so the Show Off, where fifth grade students are supposed to showcase their skills, does not really seem like a good idea.

Jan 11, 2017
Mister Cleghorn's seal by Kerr, Judith, author, illustrator. Mister Cleghorn's seal

"What do you do if you find an abandoned seal pup on a rock in the middle of the sea? Well, take it home with you to your flat, of course. At least that's what Mr Albert Cleghorn thought, though perhaps he hadn't considered all the complications. This is the story of what then happened to Mr Cleghorn and Charlie the seal in their determination to find a home for Charlie and, incidentally, happiness for them both"--Dust jacket flap.

Jan 11, 2017
The mighty dynamo by Crowley, Kieran Mark, author. The mighty dynamo

When he is banned from his school's soccer team for an infraction he didn't commit, Noah must find his own way to enter the Schools' World Cup tournament and joins up with an unlikely cast of teammates, St. Mary's School for Girls.

Jan 11, 2017
The memory wall by Rosen, Lev AC, author. The memory wall

There's a fine line between real life and video games in this engrossing novel that's part Kathryn Erskine's Mockingbird, part Patrick Ness's A Monster Calls. Severkin is an elf who slinks through the shadows of Wellhall's spiraling stone towers, plundering ancient ruins and slaying mystical monstrosities with ease. He's also a character in a video game--a character that twelve-year-old Nick Reeves plays when he needs a break from the real world. And lately, Nick has really needed a break. His m

Jan 11, 2017
Game over, Super Rabbit Boy! by Flintham, Thomas, author, illustrator. Game over, Super Rabbit Boy!

When King Viking and his evil robot army attack Animal Town, and kidnap Singing Dog, it is up to Super Rabbit Boy, with some help from Sunny and his video game console, to save the day.

Jan 11, 2017
Dr. Fell and the playground of doom by Neilsen, David, author. Dr. Fell and the playground of doom

"Three children must defeat a mysterious doctor who builds an irresistible and dangerous playground in their neighborhood and then uses his power to heal children who get injured--stealing some of their life essence in the process"--

Jan 11, 2017
A dog like Sam by Vendel, Edward van de, author. A dog like Sam

Kix and Emilia adopt a stray dog and name him Sam, even though their parents say they cannot keep him, but then Sam's original owner comes looking for him.

Jan 11, 2017
Chasing at the surface - a novel by Mentyka, Sharon, author. Chasing at the surface - a novel

In 1997, twelve-year-old Marisa Gage retreats into her shell when nineteen orcas, mothers and new calves, become trapped in an inlet near her home soon after Marisa's whale-loving mother inexplicably left.

Jan 11, 2017
Charmed, I'm sure by Littman, Sarah, author. Charmed, I'm sure

Rosie, the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming, goes on a mission to become the fairest in the land, but a magical compact and a flashy makeover may be turning her into a wicked princess.

Jan 11, 2017
Brightwood by Unsworth, Tania, author. Brightwood

Daisy Fitzjohn lives in a secluded mansion called Brightwood Hall, and has never once set foot outside its grounds. Daisy and her mother have everything they need within Brightwood's half-ruined walls, including Daisy's best friends: a talking rat named Tar and the ghost of a long-ago explorer who calls herself Frank. Then her mother disappears, and James Gritting arrives on the estate, claiming to be a distant cousin. As the days tick by Gritting becomes more and more menacing. He wants Brightw

Jan 11, 2017
The Bad Guys by Blabey, Aaron, author. The Bad Guys

The Bad Guys, Mr. Wolf, Mr. Shark, Mr. Snake, and Mr. Piranha, want to be heroes, and they decide that the way to do it is free the 200 dogs in the city dog pound--but their plan soon goes awry.

Jan 11, 2017
Agnes and Clarabelle by Griffin, Adele, author. Agnes and Clarabelle

Best friends Agnes Pig and Clarabelle Chicken share their favorite activities for each season, from collecting hazelnuts in winter, to celebrating Clarabelle's birthday in spring, to spending a day at the beach in summer, to buying new sneakers in autumn.

Jan 11, 2017
Star Wars. Rogue One - secret mission by Fry, Jason, 1969- author. Star Wars. Rogue One - secret mission

Jyn Erso is tasked by the Rebel Alliance to find the plans to a new super weapon being developed by the Empire.

Jan 12, 2017
Mallory McDonald, super sitter by Friedman, Laurie B., 1964- author. Mallory McDonald, super sitter

"Mallory takes on a babysitting job, only to discover that it is more work than she expected and that she will have to learn to balance her commitments"--

Jan 12, 2017
LEGO Nexo Knights. The book of knights by March, Julia, author. LEGO Nexo Knights. The book of knights

"Calling all Knights in Training! Prepare to enter the futuristic kingdom of Knighton. Join the heroic knights--Clay, Macy, Lance, Aaron, and Axl--as they battle armies of fiery monsters. See NEXO Powers in action and discover awesome vehicles and weapons."--Back cover.

Jan 12, 2017
Bounders by Tesler, Monica, author. Bounders

Twelve-year-old Jasper and his friends are the first group of cadets, called Bounders, to be trained as astronauts who use new spaceships to teleport, but soon are forced to go up against an alien society seeking revenge for stealing this brain-sync technology.

Jan 12, 2017
Agnes and Clarabelle celebrate! by Griffin, Adele, author. Agnes and Clarabelle celebrate!

Agnes and Clarabelle are best friends who love celebrating holidays together.

Jan 12, 2017
The wizard's dog by Gale, Eric Kahn, 1986- The wizard's dog

When his master and best friend, Merlin, is kidnapped, there is nothing Nosewise the dog will not do to get Merlin back, even if it means facing the strange Fae people and their magic-eating worms, or tangling with the mysterious Sword in the Stone.

Jan 14, 2017
Thea Stilton. The treasure of the sea by Thea Stilton. The treasure of the sea

The underwater kingdom of Aquamarina is in trouble because the enchanted Music of the Sea has stopped playing--so Thea and the Thea Sisters, together with their friend Will Mystery set out on a dangerous mission to find the Sea Violin which will restore color and life to the Kingdom.

Jan 14, 2017
Thea Stilton and the Madagascar madness by Thea Stilton and the Madagascar madness

The Thea sisters are off to Madagascar for Adventure Camp. While on the nature preserve, they discover that endangered animals are under threat.

Jan 14, 2017
Stef Soto, taco queen by Torres, Jennifer, 1980- author. Stef Soto, taco queen

"Seventh grader Estefania "Stef" Soto is itching to shake off the onion-and-cilantro embrace of Tia Perla, her family's taco truck. She wants nothing more than for her dad to get a normal job and for Tia Perla to be put out to pasture. It's no fun being known as the "Taco Queen" at school. But just when it looks like Stef is going to get exactly what she wants, and her family's livelihood is threatened, she will have to become the truck's unlikely champion. In this fun and multicultural middle

Jan 14, 2017
Stealing starlight by Zappa, Shana Muldoon, author. Stealing starlight

A girl on Earth has made a terrible wish. And it's one that could hurt her best friend. Now Vivica, Starling Academy's mean girl, is on her way to help grant it. The Star Darlings must stop her--otherwise Rancora's evil power will be restored. But will they be able to change the wisher's bitter heart?

Jan 14, 2017
Secret origins by Riley, James, 1977- author. Secret origins

Aided by old friends and new, Owen and Bethany try to bring the light back to Jupiter City, a comic book world where they discover a link between the Dark and Bethany's father.

Jan 14, 2017
The secret of Goldenrod by O'Reilly, Jane H., author. The secret of Goldenrod

"Fifth-grader Trina, who has never lived anywhere long enough to call home, is excited about moving into Goldenrod, an abandoned mansion, with her dad. But soon Goldenrod brings its secrets to her attention, including a forgotten doll, leaving Trina wondering what the old house wants from her"--

Jan 14, 2017
Robot revolution by Patterson, James, 1947- author. Robot revolution

"Robots on strike! Sammy's underappreciated mechanical helpers cause chaos in the house! It's up to Sammy and his disabled sister Maddie to keep the peace until his inventor mom reveals her secret project ... and why it was worth the wait"--

Jan 14, 2017
Molly & Pim and the millions of stars by Murray, Martine, author. Molly & Pim and the millions of stars

Molly longs for normalcy but when her mother accidentally turns herself into a tree, Molly must embrace all the things she has tried to run away from.

Jan 14, 2017
Kingdom hearts - chain of memories - the novel by Kanemaki, Tomoko, 1975- author. Kingdom hearts - chain of memories - the novel

"Sora, Donald and Goofy have defeated Ansem and restored the world. But beyond the dark door-- a door that had to be closed-- Riku and King Mickey remain. And so the trio sets off again on a journey to find Riku and the king. As they progress through Castle Oblivion and encounter agents from the mysterious Organization XIII on the way, Sora and his friends begin losing their memories. What does it mean to hold something dear? And in the end, what what will Sora choose?" -- Page [4] of cover.

Jan 14, 2017
Jay versus the saxophone of doom by Kootstra, Kara, 1982- author. Jay versus the saxophone of doom

Jan 14, 2017
An eagle in the snow by Morpurgo, Michael, author. An eagle in the snow

In 1940 England, stuck in a train tunnel while German fighter jets fly overhead, Barney hears an unlikely story of a highly decorated World War I soldier who once had a chance to kill young Adolf Hitler.

Jan 14, 2017
The Icarus show by Christie, Sally, author. The Icarus show

Alex has worked out a foolproof way to avoid being picked on. Don't React. It's so simple, it's brilliant! David does react and becomes an outcast, nicknamed Bogsy. He's branded a weirdo and Alex is determined to avoid the same fate. But one day, Alex gets a note in his bag that forces him out of his safe little world. Who sent the note? And is it true-- will a boy really fly? A powerful story about friendship, loneliness and a strange kind of genius.

Jan 15, 2017
Kingdom hearts - the novel by Kanemaki, Tomoko, 1975- author. Kingdom hearts - the novel

"On the Destiny Islands, three children--Sora, Riku, and Kairi--are living out their peaceful, carefree lives while yearning for whatever lies beyond the great ocean. But one night, an unexpected disaster takes place, and the three are torn from each other and their island home. Meanwhile, at Disney Castle, Donald Duck and the other castle residents are in an uproar upon discovering King Mickey has suddenly gone missing. When fate brings them together, Sora, Donald, and Goofy set out on a grand

Jan 16, 2017