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Paris for two by Stone, Phoebe, 1947- author.

Paris for two

Twelve-year-old Petunia is used to living in the shadow of her fourteen-year-old half-sister, Ava, their mother's favorite, but now that the whole family has moved to Paris for a year, Pet finds herself stepping into the light, making new friends, uncovering secrets, and, inspired by the classic French dolls she has found, revealing an unexpected talent for designing dresses--and her beautiful sister does not take it well.

Apr 25, 2016
The mysterious moonstone by Luper, Eric, author.

The mysterious moonstone

Neither Cleo nor Evan like the new school librarian, Ms. Crowley, but they are very curious about where she disappears to at the back of the library, so one day they follow her--and find a secret door, a magical library full of locked books, and a letterfrom the previous librarian telling them that she is trapped somewhere between the covers of one of the enchanted books, and they must travel through the stories in order to save her.

Apr 25, 2016
Somewhere Among by Donwerth-chikamatsu, Annie/ Chaghatzbanian, Sonia (ILT)

Somewhere Among

Apr 25, 2016
March of the mini beasts by Hopper, Ada, author.

March of the mini beasts

"Three second-graders who love science get thrown in a wild spiral of adventures after meeting their reclusive neighbor, Dr. Gustav Bunsen. When Dr. Bunsen's growth ray hits a crate of animal figurines, the toys not only start growing, but also come to life"--

Apr 27, 2016
Don't disturb the dinosaurs by Hopper, Ada, author.

Don't disturb the dinosaurs

Thanks to Dr. Bunsen's latest wacky invention, second-graders Gabriel, Laura, and Caesar, aka the DATA Set, are blasted back to the prehistoric era, where they quickly find themselves dashing from flying pterosaurs, stomping stegosaurus stampedes, and a sharp-toothed T-rex.

Apr 27, 2016
Summerlost - a novel by Condie, Allyson Braithwaite, author.

Summerlost - a novel

"Following the sudden deaths of her father and autistic younger brother, Cedar Lee spends the summer working at a Shakespearean theater festival, making a new friend, and coming to terms with her grief."--

Apr 27, 2016
Pony problems by Keene, Carolyn.

Pony problems

Nancy Drew investigates when a pony from the petting zoo keeps escaping from his pen.

Apr 28, 2016
Danger! Tiger Crossing by Oliver, Lin

Danger! Tiger Crossing

Apr 28, 2016
The spy's secret by Luper, Eric, author.

The spy's secret

In their second trip through the enchanted library, the new key lands Cleo and Evan in the middle of a spy story, where their impossible mission is to stop a traitor who calls himself Viper--and they find themselves working with the replacement librarian, Ms. Crowley, whose exact role in their adventures is becoming increasingly mysterious.

Apr 28, 2016
Outlaws of Time - The Legend of Sam Miracle by Wilson, N. D.

Outlaws of Time - The Legend of Sam Miracle

Apr 28, 2016
Nala by Miles, Ellen, author.

Nala

"Charles and Lizzie Peterson love puppies. Their family fosters these young dogs, giving them love and proper care, until they can find the perfect forever home. Charles can't catch a break. He's never gotten into trouble in class before. Then he spotted that stray dog running around his school. Now it seems like everything he does lands him in the principal's office. Will Charles be able to find that collie pup and give her a forever home?"--Back cover.

Apr 28, 2016
Splat! Another Messy Sunday by Oliver, Lin

Splat! Another Messy Sunday

Apr 28, 2016
Unidentified suburban object by Jung, Mike, author.

Unidentified suburban object

Chloe Cho is a Korean American seventh-grader who would like to get in touch with many of the aspects of her heritage, but her parents are unwilling to talk about it--then when a class assignment forces Chloe to confront them directly, they finally tell her the truth about her family, which may just be too much for one girl to handle.

Apr 28, 2016
Crystal City lights - a novel by Moulder, Holly.

Crystal City lights - a novel

In 1943, when her German-born father is accused of plotting to aid the Nazis, twelve-year-old Dottie Zorn and her family are sent to the Internment Camp for Enemy Aliens in Crystal City, Texas, where Dottie uncovers a terrible secret about her best friend's family that could endanger her younger brother.

May 1, 2016
The most important thing - stories about sons, fathers, and grandfathers by Avi, 1937- author.

The most important thing - stories about sons, fathers, and grandfathers

One of the most beloved writers of our time presents seven short stories exploring the vital ties between fathers and sons. Luke sees the ghost of his father but can't figure out what Dad wants him to do. Paul takes a camping trip with the grandfather he's just met and discovers what lies behind the man's erratic behavior. Ryan has some surprising questions when he interviews his prospective stepfather for the job. In a compellingly honest collection of stories, multiple-award-winning author Avi

May 1, 2016
Heaven eyes by Almond, David, 1951-

Heaven eyes

Having escaped from their orphanage on a raft, Erin, January, and Mouse float down into another world of abandoned warehouses and factories, meeting a strange old man and an even stranger girl with webbed fingers and little memory of her past. Now available in this Readers Circle edition, featuring a reading group discussion guide, Almond's tale takes two runaways, hungry for freedom from the home, on a journey to somewhere they never expected to go. In the mud of the Black Middens, Erin and Jan

May 1, 2016
Night of the Ninth Dragon by Osborne, Mary Pope/ Murdocca, Sal (ILT)

Night of the Ninth Dragon

May 1, 2016
The spy's secret by Luper, Eric, author.

The spy's secret

In their second trip through the enchanted library, the new key lands Cleo and Evan in the middle of a spy story, where their impossible mission is to stop a traitor who calls himself Viper--and they find themselves working with the replacement librarian, Ms. Crowley, whose exact role in their adventures is becoming increasingly mysterious.

May 1, 2016
Splat! another messy Sunday by Oliver, Lin, author.

Splat! another messy Sunday

After visiting Madame Dots where they see a famous painting about a day in the park, Tiger Brooks, accompanied by his friend Luna, get sucked into the painting and land in a Parisian park where they are attacked by a pet monkey and chased by the police.

May 1, 2016
The deadly 7 by Jennings, Garth, author, illustrator.

The deadly 7

"Nelson stumbles across an ancient machine that accidentally extracts the seven deadly sins from his own little soul--by turning them into ugly, cantankerous, and embarrassing creatures who follow him everywhere"--

May 1, 2016
The apple tart of hope by Fitzgerald, Sarah Moore, 1965- author.

The apple tart of hope

Oscar Dunleavy, a teenager who used to make incredible apple tarts, has gone missing and everyone thinks he is dead, but Oscar's best friend Meg and his little brother Stevie, form a band as they try to figure out what happened to him.

May 1, 2016
Skating with the Statue of Liberty by Meyer, Susan, 1960-

Skating with the Statue of Liberty

After having escaped with his family from Nazi-occupied France, Gustave finds a home in New York City, still worried about Marcel, his good friend who he left behind, and surprised to find bigotry in America, too.

May 1, 2016
Raymie Nightingale by DiCamillo, Kate, author.

Raymie Nightingale

Hoping that if she wins a local beauty pageant her father will come home, Raymie practices twirling a baton and performing good deeds as she is drawn into an unlikely friendship with a drama queen and a saboteur.

May 1, 2016
Molly Moon's hypnotic holiday by Byng, Georgia.

Molly Moon's hypnotic holiday

When Molly Moon injures her eye, she must take a holiday from using her unusual hypnotic powers and behave like a normal child.

May 1, 2016
The deadly past by Pike, Christopher, 1955- author.

The deadly past

Dinosaurs are creating havoc in Spooksville.

May 1, 2016
Somewhere among by Donwerth-Chikamatsu, Annie, author.

Somewhere among

Eleven-year-old Emma's life in Tokyo changes for the worse when she and her American mother, who is pregnant, must move in with her Japanese grandmother the summer before 9/11 changes the world.

May 1, 2016
Slacker by Korman, Gordon, author.

Slacker

When eighth-grader Cameron Boxer creates the Positive Action Group at school he intends it as a diversion to fool his parents, teachers, and sister into letting him continue to concentrate on his video-gaming--but before he knows it other kids are taking it seriously, and soon he finds himself president of the P.A.G., and involved in community service, so the boy who never cared about anything is now the center of everything, whether he likes it or not.

May 1, 2016
Ricky Ricotta's mighty robot vs. the unpleasant penguins from Pluto by Pilkey, Dav, 1966- author.

Ricky Ricotta's mighty robot vs. the unpleasant penguins from Pluto

Infuriated by the declaration that Pluto is no longer a planet, President Penguin and his penguins invade Earth and it is up to Ricky and his robot pal to defeat them--with some help from Ricky's cousin Lucy and her pets.

May 1, 2016
Cronus and the threads of dread by Holub, Joan, author.

Cronus and the threads of dread

With a giant spiderweb in the sky with the words "Surrender Olympians" written in it, Zeus and his friends know they are in for a fight, but the webs actually contain a hidden gem, Athena's magical item.

May 1, 2016
Counting Thyme by Conklin, Melanie, author.

Counting Thyme

"Thyme Owens moves across the country with her family so her younger brother can take part in a promising cancer drug trial, and though all she wants is for him to get better, adjusting to life in Manhattan is anything but easy"--

May 1, 2016
Arf - a Bowser and Birdie novel by Quinn, Spencer, author.

Arf - a Bowser and Birdie novel

Birdie Gaux's dog, Bowser, considers himself in charge of security at 19 Gentilly Lane, so when the house is broken into Bowser wants to find the man with the limeade aftershave (and the cat) responsible--but nobody seems to know what the culprits were looking for, or why a strange girl is asking questions about Birdie's father, a policeman who was killed in the line of duty years before Bowser was adopted.

May 1, 2016
The case of the yodeling turtles by Myers, Bill, 1953-

The case of the yodeling turtles

When ten-year-old secret agent Dingledorf is called upon to find out why animals all over town have suddenly started to sing, he is reminded of the importance of being responsible.

May 1, 2016
Allie, first at last by Cervantes, Angela, author.

Allie, first at last

Born into a family of over-achievers, fifth-grader Allie Velasco has never finished first in anything, and lately things have been going badly: her science project is ruined by a well-meaning student, her former best friend is hanging out with another girl--but now she is determined to win the Trailblazer contest with a photographic presentation about her great grandfather, the first Congressional Medal of Honor winner from their town.

May 1, 2016
Across the wide dark sea - the mayflower journey by Van Leeuwen, Jean.

Across the wide dark sea - the mayflower journey

A boy and his family endure a difficult nine-week journey across the ocean and survive the first winter at Plymouth Plantation in Massachusetts.

May 1, 2016
The Neptune challenge by Holyoke, Polly, author.

The Neptune challenge

"Nere and her friends, all genetically engineered to survive in the ocean, go on a rescue mission"--

May 1, 2016
Shadow Squadron - rogue agent by Bowen, Carl, author.

Shadow Squadron - rogue agent

In this third compilation of four separately published books, Lieutenant Commander Ryan Cross and his team of military specialists are called on to deal with terrorists and possible traitors in the Middle East and Central Africa.

May 1, 2016
Clash of the Worlds by Columbus, Chris/ Vizzini, Ned/ Rylander, Chris

Clash of the Worlds

May 1, 2016
Booked by Alexander, Kwame, author.

Booked

Twelve-year-old Nick loves soccer and hates books, but soon learns the power of words as he wrestles with problems at home, stands up to a bully, and tries to impress the girl of his dreams.

May 1, 2016
Attack of the dragons by Stilton, Geronimo, author.

Attack of the dragons

When the village's cook falls ill, Mouseking Geronimo Stiltonord departs in search of a cure, and ends up snout-to-snout with terrifying dragons.

May 1, 2016
Nocturnals. The mysterious abductions by Hecht, Tracey, author.

Nocturnals. The mysterious abductions

"The Nocturnals features three unlikely friends: Dawn, a serious fox, Tobin, a sweet pangolin and Bismark, the loud mouthed, pint sized sugar glider. The stories all play out in their nighttime world with teamwork, friendship and humor in every adventure. In The Mysterious Abductions, the animals form a brigade of the night after a random encounter with a blood-thirsty snake, and just in time because something is threatening their night realm. Animals are disappearing without a trace. Together

May 1, 2016
Worlds Explode by Hegarty, Shane/ De La Rue, James (ILT)

Worlds Explode

May 1, 2016
Zlateh the goat and other stories by Singer, Isaac Bashevis, 1904-1991.

Zlateh the goat and other stories

Seven stories based on middle-European Jewish folklore and legends.

May 1, 2016
Doom at Grant's tomb by Wells, Marcia, author.

Doom at Grant's tomb

"Elusive art thief Lars Heinrich returns to New York City looking to settle a score. Super sleuth seventh-grader Edmund Xavier Lonrrot will need not only his photographic mind and artistic talents, but any skill he possesses with cracking codes as a string of the city's historical monuments become potential clues in what could become one of the greatest heists in history"--

May 1, 2016
Dumbness Is a Dish Best Served Cold by Benton, Jim

Dumbness Is a Dish Best Served Cold

May 1, 2016
Shadow Squadron - dragon teeth by Bowen, Carl, author.

Shadow Squadron - dragon teeth

Lieutenant Commander Ryan Cross and his Shadow Squadron are assigned to extract a rogue CIA agent from Iran, but the agent claims he had to sever communications in order to complete his mission to create discord between two separate terrorist groups--and he wants the Shadow Squardron to help him.

May 1, 2016
Fallen in Fredericksburg by Watkins, Steve, 1954- author.

Fallen in Fredericksburg

When a ghost from the Civil War--a teenage Union soldier--appears to Anderson and his friends, demanding to know what happened to his brother, it's up to Anderson, Greg, and Julie to solve the mystery.

May 1, 2016
Cody and the Mysteries of the Universe by Springstubb, Tricia, author.

Cody and the Mysteries of the Universe

"Cody|s best friend, Spencer, and his parents are moving in with his grandmother right around the corner, and Cody can|t wait. For one thing, Cody needs Spencer to help solve the mystery of the never-seen Mr. Meen, who lives on the other side of the porch with a skull-and-crossbones sign in the window and an extermination truck out front. How|s Cody to know that a yellow jacket would sting her, making her scream "Ow! Ow!" just as they start spying? Or that the ominous window sign would change ov

May 1, 2016
Baby-sitting is a dangerous job by Roberts, Willo Davis, author.

Baby-sitting is a dangerous job

A baby sitter and her three willful charges make a formidable team to outwit their surprised kidnappers.

May 1, 2016
Awol in North Africa by Watkins, Steve, 1954-

Awol in North Africa

"Anderson and his friends Greg and Julie have been doing everything they can to avoid the battered trunk full of old military things in the basement of his family's junk shop. Only, staying away seems impossible, and this time Anderson discovers a dusty World War II medic's bag inside the trunk. But who does it belong to?"--Back cover.

May 1, 2016
A bandit's tale - the muddled misadventures of a pickpocket by Hopkinson, Deborah, author.

A bandit's tale - the muddled misadventures of a pickpocket

In March of 1887, Rocco, an eleven-year-old from an Italian village, arrives in New York CIty where he is forced to live in squalor and beg for money as a street musician, but he finds the city's cruelty to children and animals intolerable and sets out to make things better, whatever the cost to himself.

May 1, 2016
Simon Ellis, spelling bee champ by Mills, Claudia.

Simon Ellis, spelling bee champ

Simon Ellis and the rest of the third grade Franklin School Friends participate in a spelling bee where Simon's competitive spirit takes over until he realizes that sometimes the best way to win is to take a chance and let other people shine.

May 1, 2016
The classy crooks club by Cherry, Alison, author.

The classy crooks club

"Twelve-year-old AJ is dreading spending the summer with her uber-strict grandmother--that is, until she's recruited to join Grandma Jo's madcap band of thieves"--

May 1, 2016
Chloe the Kitten / Bella the Bunny / Paddy the Puppy by Small, Lily

Chloe the Kitten / Bella the Bunny / Paddy the Puppy

May 1, 2016
The all-powerful ring - a primo story by Marciano, John Bemelmans, author.

The all-powerful ring - a primo story

"The ancient town of Benevento is famous for its witches, and the children who live there have to be clever to evade their clutches! Primo wants to prove he is the bravest, but will the ring protect him from all danger- even from the Manalonga, who hide in wells and under bridges?"--back cover.

May 1, 2016
California dreaming by Moss, Marissa, author illustrator.

California dreaming

"Mira explores the past of her familiar Bay Area, discovering layers of history in San Francisco and learning the real reason her mother has been working to change history"--

May 1, 2016
Fright in the Night by Gardner, Lyn/ Asquith, Ros (ILT)

Fright in the Night

May 1, 2016
Finding Dory Junior Novelization by RH Disney (COR)

Finding Dory Junior Novelization

May 1, 2016
Shadow Squadron - guardian angel by Bowen, Carl, author.

Shadow Squadron - guardian angel

The Secretary of State's plane has gone down in the Central African Republic, Intelligence says he is currently in the hands of a bunch of child soldiers, and Lieutenant Commander Ryan Cross and his Shadow Squadron are assigned to rescue him--but the situation is more complicated than Cross has been led to believe.

May 1, 2016
Heather's Crush Catastrophe by Whittemore, Jo

Heather's Crush Catastrophe

May 1, 2016
Legacy of secrets by Pearson, Ridley, author.

Legacy of secrets

Traveling back in time to 1955, the Kingdom Keepers investigate a long-buried secret that threatens Disneyland's opening day and everything Walt Disney worked to create.

May 1, 2016
It ain't so awful, falafel by Dumas, Firoozeh, author.

It ain't so awful, falafel

"Eleven-year-old Zomorod, originally from Iran, tells her story of growing up Iranian in Southern California during the Iranian Revolution and hostage crisis of the late 1970s"--

May 1, 2016
The hunt for the secret papyrus - plus a bonus mini mystery and cheesy jokes by

The hunt for the secret papyrus - plus a bonus mini mystery and cheesy jokes

Geronimo hunts the thief who stole the precious Black Papyrus from New Mouse City's Egyptian Mouseum.

May 1, 2016
Shadow Squadron - critical strike by Bowen, Carl, author.

Shadow Squadron - critical strike

In this compilation of four previously published books, Lieutenant Commander Ryan Cross and his team of military specialists go into action in the Middle East, Africa, and Antarctica.

May 1, 2016
Lily and Dunkin by Gephart, Donna.

Lily and Dunkin

"Lily Jo McGrother, born Timothy McGrother, is a girl. But being a girl is not so easy when you look like a boy. Especially when you're in the eighth-grade. Norbert Dorfman, nicknamed Dunkin Dorfman, is bipolar and has just moved from the New Jersey townhe's called home for the past thirteen years. This would be hard enough, but the fact that he is also hiding from a painful secret makes it even worse. One summer morning, Lily Jo McGrother meets Dunkin Dorfman, and their lives forever change"--

May 1, 2016
Shadow Squadron - long shadow by Bowen, Carl, author.

Shadow Squadron - long shadow

When a video surfaces of a man making terrorist demands, an ex-teammate of the Shadow Squadron recognizes the man as a former SEAL, lost in an operation nine years before--but something is strange about the video, and it is up to Lieutenant Commander Ryan Cross and his team to locate and capture the apparent traitor in Afghanistan.

May 1, 2016
The Lost Cipher by Oechsle, Michael

The Lost Cipher

May 1, 2016
Mischief season - a twins story by Marciano, John Bemelmans, author.

Mischief season - a twins story

Welcome to Benevento, an ancient town famous for its witches! The children of Benevento have to be careful and clever to evade the clutches of such witches as the Manalonga, the Janara, and the Clopper, who hide in wells and under bridges, fly at midnight, and play tricks during Mischief Season. Five cousins – Primo, Emilio, Rosa, Maria Beppina, and Sergio – share adventures and narrow escapes, and discover astonishing secrets as they outwit the witches in each exciting story.

May 1, 2016
Mayday by Harrington, Karen, 1967-

Mayday

"Twelve-year-old Wayne Kovok loses his uncle to war and his voice to a plane crash in the same year and must learn to speak up as he navigates relationships with his father, grandfather, and new friend, Denny Rosenblatt"--

May 1, 2016
The palace of glass by Wexler, Django, author.

The palace of glass

"After learning the truth about her uncle Geryon, 13-year-old Alice--with the encouragement of the magical giant feline, Ending--ventures into a dangerous land searching for a mysterious book that will allow her to exact her revenge on Geryon, and unwittingly sets off a far larger and more dangerous battle than she ever imagined"-- Provided by publisher.

May 1, 2016
Spider-man and his amazing friends by Sazaklis, John, author.

Spider-man and his amazing friends

FreezeFrame books are packed with still frames from the TV show to dynamically engage reluctant readers. Bursting with frames from an episode of "Justice League Unlimited," fascinating facts about favorite super heroes and villains, and lively storytelling!

May 1, 2016
Left behind by Anderson, Laurie Halse, author.

Left behind

"When Sunita joins Dr. Gabe and another Vet Volunteer on a house call at a local horse farm, she is concerned to discover a lone lamb housed in one of the stalls. She knows that sheep are flock animals, and that without other sheep and lambs around, this little lamb will not thrive. Can she and her fellow Vet Volunteers help educate the owner, and find a new home for it with others of its kind?" --

May 1, 2016
EllRay Jakes stands tall! by Warner, Sally, 1946- author.

EllRay Jakes stands tall!

Eight-year-old EllRay Jakes, the shortest kid in class and still chosen last at recess, hones his basketball skills with Mr. Havens and earns the respect of his third-grade classmates.

May 1, 2016
The wild robot by Brown, Peter, 1979- author.

The wild robot

Roz the robot discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island with no memory of where she is from or why she is there, and her only hope of survival is to try to learn about her new environment from the island's hostile inhabitants.

May 1, 2016
Sophie Quire and the last Storyguard by Auxier, Jonathan, author.

Sophie Quire and the last Storyguard

"Twelve-year-old Sophie knows little beyond the four walls of her father's bookshop, where she repairs old books and dreams of escaping the confines of her dull life. But when a strange boy and his talking cat/horse companion show up with a rare and mysterious book, she finds herself pulled into an adventure beyond anything she has ever read"--

May 1, 2016
Once was a time by Sales, Leila, author.

Once was a time

In World War II England, ten-year-old Lottie is transported via a portal to present day Wisconsin, where she must find her way back to her family and her best friend, Kitty.

May 1, 2016
The girl in the tower by Schroeder, Lisa, author.

The girl in the tower

Ever since she could remember, Violet and her mother have been locked away in a tower by the evil Queen Bogdana, who has the kingdom under her spell. The queen has all she wants except one thing-beauty. Violet possesses this beauty. When Violet is summoned by Bogdana to start training to become a real princess, it seems like her life might be taking a turn for the better. But hope quickly fades when Violet's mother is expelled from the castle and they're forbidden to see each other ever again. W

May 1, 2016
Demigods and Magicians by Riordan, Rick, author.

Demigods and Magicians

"Magic, monsters, and mayhem abound when Percy Jackson and Annabeth Chase meet Carter and Sadie Kane for the first time in this short story collection"--

May 1, 2016
Astra's mixed-up mission by Zappa, Shana Muldoon, author.

Astra's mixed-up mission

"Life on Starland is anything but normal these days. The Star Darlings continue to experience mysterious phenomena while trying to focus on their studies and maintain their cover. Star athlete Astra is chosen for the next Wish Mission. Her overconfident nature leads her to quick conclusions about her Wisher's true wish. Can Astra put aside her own interests and assumptions and help Emma before time runs out?"--Back cover.

May 1, 2016
The Angry Birds movie - the junior novel by Cerasi, Christopher, adapter.

The Angry Birds movie - the junior novel

A ship of pigs lands on Bird Island, and the more keep arriving, which makes Red suspicious.

May 1, 2016
Mage of Trelian by Knudsen, Michelle.

Mage of Trelian

Apprentice Mage Calen shocked everyone when he disappeared--apparently willingly--with Krelig, the incredibly powerful and evil mage intent on forcing the world to submit to his rule. Krelig believes Calen will be the key to his victory and is training him to unlock his untapped magical power. Calen is desperate to escape but knows he must first learn as much as he can if there is to be any hope of defeating Krelig. In Trelian the war is going badly. As the mages prepare for their own deadly

May 1, 2016
The hidden oracle by Riordan, Rick, author.

The hidden oracle

"After angering his father Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. He must learn to survive in the modern world until he can somehow find a way to regain Zeus's favor"--

May 1, 2016
Danger! Tiger crossing by Oliver, Lin, author.

Danger! Tiger crossing

Ten-year-old Tiger and his new friend, Luna, are drawn into a copy of Henri Rousseau's painting, Surprised!, through a magical golden frame by which their neighbor's son disappeared fifty years earlier.

May 1, 2016
Nothing up my sleeve by López, Diana, author.

Nothing up my sleeve

When best friends Dominic, Loop, and Z stumble upon the new magic shop in town, they know just how they will spend their summer vacation--mastering cool tricks so they can gain further access into the secret world of magic.

May 1, 2016
Julius Zebra - Rumble with the Romans! by Northfield, Gary, 1969- author, illustrator.

Julius Zebra - Rumble with the Romans!

From a smelly watering hole deep in the heart of the Serengeti to the ferocious clamor of the Colosseum, join Julius Zebra and his motley menagerie of friends as they gear up to be gladiators! Only if they win the love of the Roman crowds will they win back their freedom. But do Julius and his pals have what it takes to succeed in a world where only the meanest and toughest survive?

May 1, 2016
The hidden beast by Pike, Christopher, 1955-, author

The hidden beast

A dragon appears in Spooksville and intends to destroy the entire town unless its jewels and gold are returned.

May 1, 2016
The legend of Sam Miracle by Wilson, Nathan D., author.

The legend of Sam Miracle

"Misfit twelve-year-old Sam Miracle’s life is made up of dreams, dreams where he’s a courageous, legendary hero instead of a foster kid with two bad arms that can barely move. Sometimes these dreams feel so real, they seem like forgotten memories. And sometimes they make him believe that his arms might come alive again. But Sam is about to discover that the world he knows and the world he imagines are separated by only one thing: time. And that separation is only an illusion. The l

May 1, 2016
The last fifth grade of Emerson Elementary by Shovan, Laura, author.

The last fifth grade of Emerson Elementary

"A story told in verse from multiple perspectives of the graduating fifth grade class of Emerson Elementary. The kids join together to try to save their school from being torn down to make way for a supermarket"--

May 1, 2016
Trapped in the Overworld - an unofficial Minetrapped adventure #1. by Morgan, Winter.

Trapped in the Overworld - an unofficial Minetrapped adventure #1.

May 1, 2016
Shadow Squadron - steel hammer by Bowen, Carl, author.

Shadow Squadron - steel hammer

Shadow Squadron has had lots of dangerous missions, but parachuting onto a moving train in ISIS territory to secure a load of weapons guarded by elite troops may well prove to be fatal for Lieutenant Commander Ryan Cross and his entire team.

May 1, 2016
The last monster by Garrett, Ginger, 1968- author.

The last monster

"Thirteen-year-old cancer survivor Sofia has been chosen as the next Guardian of a book called The Bestiary, an ancient text. Drawn into violent and unpredictable mysteries, Sofia learns that these misunderstood monsters from the book are in danger and she is the only one who can save them"

May 1, 2016
The mechanical mind of John Coggin by Teele, Elinor.

The mechanical mind of John Coggin

"When Great Aunt Beauregard announces her intentions to bring budding engineer John into the family business of coffin manufacturing for the rest of his natural life--and, worse, to teach his sister Page to embalm--John decides enough is enough, and the two of them head out on the lam, maybe joining the circus"--

May 1, 2016
The harp and the ravenvine by Sanders, Ted, 1969- author.

The harp and the ravenvine

Horace F. Andrews and his friend Chloe are Keepers of magical objects of extraordinary power. But as the presence of a new Keeper is made known, they are drawn into a struggle to find out who she is and where her loyalties lie. This is a gripping sequel to The Box and the Dragonfly, the first book in Ted Sanders' Keepers series, hailed by the New York Times Book Review as a "satisfying and original quest tale." As Horace and Chloe adjust to their newfound talents-Horace can see the future and Ch

May 1, 2016
Celebrity cat caper by Warner, Gertrude Chandler, 1890-1979.

Celebrity cat caper

The Aldens are excited to meet their favorite celebrity|Walter the Cat, who makes the funniest videos on the Internet! And when this celebrity cat inherits a million dollars from his owner, he becomes even more famous! But someone seems to be angry about the will and is stealing things from Walter|s house. Is this cat too famous for his own good?

May 1, 2016
Crossing the deadline - Stephen's journey through the Civil War by Shoulders, Michael, author.

Crossing the deadline - Stephen's journey through the Civil War

Stephen, an accomplished bugler in the town band, joins the Union effort in the Civil War and endures trial after trial, from battle to Confederate prison and the shipwreck of the steamboat Sultana, and through luck and fortitude, Stephen survives.

May 1, 2016
Night of the living dummy 2 by Stine, R. L., author.

Night of the living dummy 2

Amy gets a new ventriloquist dummy, Slappy, but he veers from her comedy routine and creates a routine of his own.

May 1, 2016
Night of the living dummy by Stine, R. L., author.

Night of the living dummy

Lindy finds a ventriloquist's dummy and has fun learning to make him move and talk. Kris is jealous, and decides to get a dummy of her own. Then nasty evil things begin to happen. No way can a dummy be causing all the trouble. Or is there?

May 1, 2016
The phantom virus - an unofficial novel by Cheverton, Mark, author.

The phantom virus - an unofficial novel

"Herobrine, the artificially intelligent virus, was deleted. The computer it resided in was completely destroyed. Without their leader, the few survivors of its evil army were cast away into the shadows. It looked as if there would finally be peace and happiness throughout the servers of Minecraft. But suddenly, and mysteriously, software began misbehaving. Sheep fell from the sky. Snowballs appeared out of nowhere. What seemed at first like harmless glitches quickly became dangerous. Pigs begin

May 1, 2016
Shadow Squadron - phantom sun by Bowen, Carl, author.

Shadow Squadron - phantom sun

When an unidentified drone crashes in Antarctica, and the research station nearby stops communicating, Ryan Cross and the Shadow Squadron are sent to investigate--but their job is complicated by a Russian special forces team, and an officer of Phantom Cell who is more interested in the device than the safety of the American scientists.

May 1, 2016
Skylanders Universe. The mask of power. Stump Smash crosses the Bone Dragon by Beakman, Onk, 1973- author.

Skylanders Universe. The mask of power. Stump Smash crosses the Bone Dragon

"The Giggling Forest has been reduced to tears, Master Eon has been kidnapped, and a sudden betrayal has set the Skylanders several steps backward! It's up to Stump Smash to lead the charge against the Bone Dragon in order to set things right."--Back cover.

May 1, 2016
Sea Spell by Donnelly, Jennifer

Sea Spell

May 1, 2016
Scared stiff by Roberts, Willo Davis, author.

Scared stiff

Overview: Rick and Kenny's Pa was right -- troubles really do happen in threes. First Pa's truck was robbed, then Pa ran off, leaving Rick, Kenny, and Ma to fend for themselves, and now Ma has disappeared, too. Rick just knows Ma would never leave them on purpose -- but then, where is she? Waiting in Uncle Henry's trailer park doesn't seem like the best way to find out. Instead, the brothers, along with their new friends, Connie and Julie, decide to search the abandoned Wonderland Amusement Park

May 1, 2016
Shadow magic by Khan, Joshua.

Shadow magic

"Thorn, a boy sold into slavery who must serve the royalty of Castle Gloom for a year and a day to earn his freedom, and Lilith Shadow, the 13-year-old ruler of Gehenna, who is forbidden to practice the magic that is her heritage, join forces to solve the murders taking place in Gehenna"--

May 1, 2016
Spider-man. Adventures of the web-slinger by Hugo, Simon, author.

Spider-man. Adventures of the web-slinger

Spider-Man battles Doc Ock, the Green Goblin, and other supervillains.

May 1, 2016
To kick a corpse by Angleberger, Tom, author.

To kick a corpse

Despite her parents' rules about the Qwikpick Adventure Society, Marilla and her friends are off on another adventure when they hear a local legend about a slave owner's grave.

May 1, 2016
The secret of Dreadwillow Carse by Farrey, Brian, author.

The secret of Dreadwillow Carse

A princess and a peasant girl, who hides a sorrow in a town where everyone lives with unending joy, embark on a dangerous quest to outwit a centuries-old warning foretelling the fall of the Monarchy.

May 1, 2016
The swarm descends by Grey, Jacob, author.

The swarm descends

When Caw successfully defeated the Spinning Man, he was sure that Blackstone would be safe. He was wrong. The villainous ferals have found a new leader, one who has been quietly biding her time since the days of the Dark Summer. And Caw has something she wants--something she needs. With Lydia and his loyal crows by his side, Caw believes he can protect himself and his city. But the Mother of Flies won't stop hunting Caw until she has claimed her victory, and it will take more than crows to defea

May 1, 2016
Swing Sideways by Steveson, Nanci Turner

Swing Sideways

May 1, 2016
Poison is not polite by Stevens, Robin, 1988- author.

Poison is not polite

In 1930s England, schoolgirl detectives Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are at Daisy's home for the holidays when someone falls seriously, mysteriously ill at a family party, but no one present is what they seem--and everyone has a secret or two--so the Detective Society must do everything they can to reveal the truth ... no matter the consequences.

May 1, 2016
The mysterious moonstone by Luper, Eric, author.

The mysterious moonstone

Neither Cleo nor Evan like the new school librarian, Ms. Crowley, but they are very curious about where she disappears to at the back of the library, so one day they follow her--and find a secret door, a magical library full of locked books, and a letter from the previous librarian telling them that she is trapped somewhere between the covers of one of the enchanted books, and they must travel through the stories in order to save her.

May 1, 2016
Paris for two by Stone, Phoebe, 1947- author.

Paris for two

Twelve-year-old Petunia is used to living in the shadow of her fourteen-year-old half-sister, Ava, their mother's favorite, but now that the whole family has moved to Paris for a year, Pet finds herself stepping into the light, making new friends, uncovering secrets, and, inspired by the classic French dolls she has found, revealing an unexpected talent for designing dresses--and her beautiful sister does not take it well.

May 1, 2016
Ollie's odyssey by Joyce, William, 1957- author.

Ollie's odyssey

"When a toy is bestowed with the title of "favorite," it takes on a coveted rank among the world of household things. But when a vengeful toy conspires to destroy these favorites, he must be defeated by a stuffed toy rabbit"--

May 1, 2016
The Pegasus quest by Quinn, Jordan.

The Pegasus quest

"As Lucas and Clara set out to investigate some mysterious happenings in Wrenly, they discover a young horse with wings that is lost and in danger"--

May 1, 2016
Outback all-stars by Earhart, Kristin, author.

Outback all-stars

"G'day mate! The team is back, and they're racing against the best of the best in the land of kangaroos, koalas, and creeping snakes. But when an old opponent appears, Sage fears it could ruin their chances. They need to be on their game if they want to win the battle of the Outback. Will the team go down in the race down under?"--Page 4 of cover.

May 1, 2016
The executioner's daughter by Hardstaff, Jane, author.

The executioner's daughter

Living with her father in the Tower of London during the reign of King Henry VIII, Moss is disgusted and revolted by both her father's job (executioner) and hers (collecting the freshly severed heads) and wants desperately to escape and find out more about her origins. When she finally finds a way out of the Tower, she discovers the river holds more dangers than she imagined including the Riverwitch's curse. The Riverwitch once helped Moss's family in exchange for a terrible bargain; now she exp

May 1, 2016
Kabungo by Rolli, author.

Kabungo

Ten-year-old Beverly is an ordinary girl with an extraordinary best friend. Her name is Kabungo, and she lives in a cave on Main Street. No one knows where she comes from or who she really is, but life is never dull when Kabungo is around.

May 1, 2016
The 52-story treehouse by Griffiths, Andy, 1961- author.

The 52-story treehouse

Andy and Terry try to solve the mystery of: What happened to Mr. Big Nose? After all, it's hard to turn in your next book when your publisher has vanished.

May 1, 2016
OCDaniel by King, Wesley, author.

OCDaniel

A thirteen-year-old boy's life revolves around hiding his obsessive compulsive disorder until a girl at school, who is unkindly nicknamed Psycho Sara, notices him for the first time and he gets a mysterious note that changes everything.

May 1, 2016
Red - the true story of Red Riding Hood by Shurtliff, Liesl, author.

Red - the true story of Red Riding Hood

"Followed by a wolf, a huntsman, and a porridge-sampling nuisance called Goldie, Red embarks on a quest to find a magical cure for her ailing grandmother"--

May 1, 2016
Thea Stilton and the Hollywood hoax / A Geronimo Stilton Adventure by Stilton, Thea, author.

Thea Stilton and the Hollywood hoax / A Geronimo Stilton Adventure

While visiting a movie set in Hollywood, the Thea sisters set out in search of a thief who has stolen an important reel of film from the studio.

May 1, 2016
Weekends with Max and his dad by Urban, Linda.

Weekends with Max and his dad

Third-grader Max pursues neighborhood adventures with his dad as they both adjust to recent changes in their family.

May 1, 2016
Time stoppers by Jones, Carrie, author.

Time stoppers

Foster child Annie Nobody discovers a new world of magic, power, and scary creatures in a hidden, magical town, Aurora, where she and her new best friend Jamie Hephastion Alexander learn it is up to them to protect their new home from those who want to misuse the great power, even if it means diving headfirst into magical danger.

May 1, 2016
This Is All Your Fault, Cassie Parker by McVoy, Terra Elan

This Is All Your Fault, Cassie Parker

May 1, 2016
Island of dragons by McMann, Lisa, author.

Island of dragons

"Head mage Alexander Stowe and his friends successfully fended off the latest threat to their magical world of Artime´ with the help of a surprise ally. But old enemies have secretly been plotting against them. Now Alex must lead his people in a final epic battle, one they can't hope to win alone"--

May 1, 2016
Mia the Mouse / Poppy the Pony / Hailey the Hedgehog by Small, Lily

Mia the Mouse / Poppy the Pony / Hailey the Hedgehog

May 1, 2016
Mission Mumbai - a novel of sacred cows, snakes, and stolen toilets by Narsimhan, Mahtab, author.

Mission Mumbai - a novel of sacred cows, snakes, and stolen toilets

Dylan, an aspiring photographer, is spending a month in Mumbai with his friend Rohit Lal and his family, but knowing nothing of Indian culture, he cannot seem to do anything right (do not hit cows!)--and the situation is made worse by the tensions within the Lal family over whether Rohit should be raised in India, which Mr. Lal's wealthy sister is pushing for.

May 1, 2016
Trigger Happy Targets the Evil Kaos by Beakman, Onk

Trigger Happy Targets the Evil Kaos

May 1, 2016
Teddy Mars - almost a winner by Burnham, Molly B. author.

Teddy Mars - almost a winner

"When Teddy's whole class decides to break a bigger, better world record, friends turn into enemies, Teddy is forced to do something he's never done before - try not to break a world record"--

May 1, 2016
The mystery of the secret society by Paris, Harper, author.

The mystery of the secret society

"Twins Ethan and Ella go on an adventure in Greece, where they learn about the mystery-solving Society of Apollo"--

May 1, 2016
When friendship followed me home by Griffin, Paul, 1966- author.

When friendship followed me home

Seventh-grader Ben, always an outsider, is led into a deep friendship with Halley, who is being treated for cancer, by the special dog he and his adoptive mother take in.

May 1, 2016
Shadow Squadron - white needle by Bowen, Carl, author.

Shadow Squadron - white needle

Ryan Cross and the Shadow Squadron have been assigned to recover a chemical weapon that has been stolen by an extremist wing of the Syrian rebels before it can be launched against an unknown target.

May 1, 2016
Waylon! - one awesome thing by Pennypacker, Sara, 1951-

Waylon! - one awesome thing

"Waylon, a boy with the mind of a scientific genius and the vulnerable heart of an eight year old, is trying to understand his older sister and deal with changes among the kids at school"--

May 1, 2016
Spaced out by Gibbs, Stuart, 1969- author.

Spaced out

In 2041 twelve-year-old Dashiell Gibson is a resident of Moon Base Alpha, and at the moment he is faced with a number of problems: coping with the nasty Sjoberg twins, finding out how the commander of the base has managed to disappear from a facility no bigger than a soccer field, and dealing with the alien Zan who communicates with him telepathically from afar--and who is hiding a secret which may threaten the whole Earth.

May 1, 2016
Wolf Hollow - a novel by Wolk, Lauren, 1956- author.

Wolf Hollow - a novel

"Twelve-year-old Annabelle must learn to stand up for what's right in the face of a manipulative and violent new bully who targets people Annabelle cares about, including a homeless World War I veteran"--

May 1, 2016
The Wiener Strikes Back by Brallier, Max/ Maguire, Rachel (ILT)/ Kelley, Nichole (ILT)

The Wiener Strikes Back

May 1, 2016
Secrets of the seven - the Eureka key by Thomson, Sarah L., author.

Secrets of the seven - the Eureka key

Sam (a puzzle master) and Martina (a history whiz) become involved in a dangerous quest to find seven keys left behind by Benjamin Franklin and a secret society of descendants, which, when gathered together, unlock a powerful weapon, so the middle schoolers must solve the puzzles, find the artifacts before the bad guy does, and save the nation.

May 1, 2016
Queen of likes by Homzie, Hillary. author.

Queen of likes

"Karma Cooper is a seventh grader with thousands of followers on SnappyPic. Before Karma became a social media celebrity, she wasn't part of the in-crowd at Merton Middle School. But thanks to one serendipitous photo, Karma has become a very popular poster on SnappyPic. Besides keeping up with all of her followers, like most kids at MMS, her smartphone (a bejeweled pink number Karma nicknamed Floyd) is like a body part she could never live without. But after breaking some basic phone rules, Karm

May 1, 2016
Joey & Johnny the ninjas. Epic fail by SerWacki, author.

Joey & Johnny the ninjas. Epic fail

Discovering that their friend is secretly planning a dangerous tea ceremony to appease the spirits of ninjas past, Joey and Johnny invite themselves along to test their ninja skills while collecting important items for the ceremony.

May 1, 2016
Forensics squad unleashed by Polak, Monique, author.

Forensics squad unleashed

Tabitha is thrilled to be attending a summer forensics camp, even if she has to go with her sort-of friend Mason. Soon she is learning to dust for fingerprints, photograph a crime scene and take footprint impressions. Even though the camp instructors have set up a “crime” for the kids to solve, Tabitha longs to use her newfound skills to solve a real-life mystery. She’s pretty sure a dognapping ring is active in her Montreal neighborhood, and when her beloved dog, Roxie, is stolen, she convinces

May 1, 2016
Tessa's lost and found by Zappa, Shana Muldoon, author.

Tessa's lost and found

Stubborn Tessa is tasked with helping Ava, an army brat who has trouble feeling at home since she moves so often, when she loses her dog, the one constant in her life.

May 1, 2016
Unidentified suburban object by Jung, Mike, author.

Unidentified suburban object

Chloe Cho is a Korean American seventh-grader who would like to get in touch with many of the aspects of her heritage, but her parents are unwilling to talk about it--then when a class assignment forces Chloe to confront them directly, they finally tell her the truth about her family, which may just be too much for one girl to handle.

May 1, 2016
Truth or hair by Selfors, Suzanne, author.

Truth or hair

Fated to be the next Rapunzel, Holly O'Hair has long hair while her twin sister Poppy wears hers short, but when Holly's hair begins getting shorter as Poppy's grows longer, the sisters may have to reveal a secret about their fairytale destinies.

May 1, 2016
Momotaro - Xander and the lost island of monsters by Dilloway, Margaret. author

Momotaro - Xander and the lost island of monsters

Twelve-year-old Xander discovers and learns to use the fantastic powers that are his birthright in order to save his father. Based on Japanese mythology.

May 1, 2016
The worst night ever by Barry, Dave, author.

The worst night ever

Wyatt Palmer is just another undersized freshman hoping to fit in at high school, but when his best friend Matt Diaz's pet ferret ends up in the hands of the Bevins, the most popular boys at Coral Cove High, Wyatt and Matt try to get the animal back by attending a party for the cool clique and stumble onto the Bevin family's dark secret.

May 1, 2016