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Unhappy Appy by Mackall, Dandi Daley.

Unhappy Appy

Winnie Willis wonders why her friend Hawk has been acting as strangely as her horse.

Oct 9, 2015
Diary of a Minecraft Zombie. Book 6- Zombie Goes to Camp by

Diary of a Minecraft Zombie. Book 6- Zombie Goes to Camp

Oct 9, 2015
The bamboo sword by Preus, Margi.

The bamboo sword

In Japan in 1853, at the time of U.S. Commodore Matthew Perry's visit to Japan, Yoshi, a young Japanese boy who dreams of becoming a samurai one day, learns about America from Majiro and has adventures with Jack, a young cabin boy aboard one of the U.S. ships. Includes historical notes and glossary.

Oct 9, 2015
Captain Underpants and the sensational saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot - the twelfth epic novel by Pilkey, Dav, 1966- author.

Captain Underpants and the sensational saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot - the twelfth epic novel

George and Harold and their doubles, Yesterday George and Yesterday Harold, have been taking turns going to school, but when the doubles fall prey to their gym teacher, Mr. Meaner, and his method of mind control that turns students into attentive, obedient, perfect children, it is up to original George and Harold to strike back.

Oct 9, 2015
Bold beauty by Mackall, Dandi Daley.

Bold beauty

Winnie Willis' confidence is shattered not only by a school assignment, but also by an accident while riding her horse Bold Beauty.

Oct 9, 2015
Buckskin bandit by Mackall, Dandi Daley.

Buckskin bandit

Winnie and her friend Kaylee investigate when a buckskin horse disappears from the Happy Trails stable.

Oct 9, 2015
Goosebumps - movie novel by

Goosebumps - movie novel

Zach moves to a small town and realizes his new neighbor, Hannah, is in danger. When he tries to rescue her, he accidentally unleashes the monsters that are characters in the books of her writer father R.L. Stine. Zach, Hannah, and Stine must get the monsters back into the books.

Oct 9, 2015
Unnaturals - the battle begins by Hughes, Devon.

Unnaturals - the battle begins

"When Castor the street dog is captured, he learns there is a nefarious underground fighting ring in Lion's Head where animals are injected with DNA-changing serums, transformed into dangerous hybrids, and forced to battle one another to survive"--

Oct 9, 2015
The troll who cried wolf by Harrell, Rob, author, illustrator.

The troll who cried wolf

Fractured fairy tales meet modern day middle school when Zarf's unpopular troll social status becomes the least of his problems as a gang of wolves seeking revenge for the constant disgrace they have suffered over the years kidnaps Kevin, one of Zarf's best friends.

Oct 9, 2015
Tournament at Gorlan by Flanagan, John (John Anthony), author.

Tournament at Gorlan

In this prequel to the Ranger's Apprentice series, Halt and Crowley travel north seeking Prince Duncan's royal warrant to stop Morgrath from corrupting the Corps, but if they are to prevent a coup that is nearing success, the young Rangers will have to tread a dangerous path toward the annual tournament at Gorlan.

Oct 9, 2015
Quest for the keys by Deutsch, Stacia.

Quest for the keys

When Emily Jones was walking through her grandmother's garden, she never dreamed she would end up in another world. But after crossing through a secret portal, Emily finds herself in Elvendale, the mystical land of the elves ... with no way to leave! Luckily, she meets the elves of fire, earth, wind, and water. Together they set off on a quest to find four legendary keys that have the power to open the portal to Emily's world. But it will take imagination and courage for them to succeed as they

Oct 9, 2015
The Poe Estate by Shulman, Polly, author.

The Poe Estate

Sukie braves the twists and turns of the spooky Poe Annex at the New-York Circulating Material Repository to untangle ancient family secrets, find hidden treasure, and help the ghosts who are haunting her house.

Oct 9, 2015
Stuart Little [full color edition] by White, E. B. (Elwyn Brooks), 1899-1985.

Stuart Little [full color edition]

The adventures of the debonair mouse Stuart Little as he sets out in the world to seek out his dearest friend, a little bird that stayed for a few days in his family's garden.

Oct 9, 2015
Pieces of why by Going, K. L. (Kelly L.), author.

Pieces of why

Twelve-year-old Tia lives in a white slum in New Orleans with her mother, and her whole world revolves around singing in the gospel choir with her best friend, Keisha--but when practice is interrupted by a shooting outside the church, and a baby is killed, Tia finds that she cannot sing, and she is forced to confront her feelings about her incarcerated father who killed a girl in a failed robbery years before.

Oct 9, 2015
A nearer moon by Crowder, Melanie, author.

A nearer moon

Long ago the dam formed, the lively river turned into a swamp, and the wasting illness came to Luna's village, and now that her little sister is sick Luna will do anything to save her, even offer herself to the creature that lives in the swamp on the day of the nearer moon--a lonely and bitter water sprite who was left behind when her people fled through a door to another world.

Oct 9, 2015
Confessions of an imaginary friend by Cuevas, Michelle.

Confessions of an imaginary friend

"When Jacques Papier discovers he's imaginary, he sets off on a journey to find his true home"--

Oct 9, 2015
The black star of Kingston by Smith, S. D. (Sam Smith), author.

The black star of Kingston

"A displaced community fights for hope on the ragged edge of survival"--Cover.

Oct 9, 2015
The cloud castle by Stilton, Thea, author.

The cloud castle

Thea Stilton and her sisters travel to the magical land of clouds to discover why the clouds are disappearing.

Oct 9, 2015
The hollow boy by Stroud, Jonathan, author.

The hollow boy

"Anthony, George, and Lucy investigate new hauntings, track down assassins, and a new assistant joins Lockwood & Co"--

Oct 9, 2015
Michael Foreman's Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Baum, L. Frank

Michael Foreman's Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Oct 9, 2015
A Shiloh Christmas by Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds.

A Shiloh Christmas

"Marty and his best friend Shiloh are on another adventure. Marty learns when a secret is too dangerous to keep, and that hate can spread like fire"--

Oct 9, 2015
Poison frog assault by Patton, Jack, author.

Poison frog assault

The battle bugs face assault in three dimensions: lizards in front of them, birds above, poison frogs below. Will Max's daring plan be approved, let alone successful?

Oct 9, 2015
The Peanuts movie - movie novelization by West, Tracey, 1965- adapter.

The Peanuts movie - movie novelization

"There's a new kid in town, and she's a smart, kind, beautiful Little Red-Haired Girl. And--good grief!--Charlie Brown finds himself instantly with a crush on her. Will he be able to impress her? Meanwhile, Snoopy is heading out on a fantastical flight of the imagination as the Flying Ace! While on his adventure, Snoopy falls head over heels for Fifi, a spunky, high-flying poodle, in the skies over Paris. But when the dastardly Red Baron captures Fifi, it's up to Snoopy and Woodstock to take dow

Oct 9, 2015
Night of the Puppet People by Stine, R. L.

Night of the Puppet People

Trying to defeat their rivals in the school talent show, twins Ben and Jenny have to use marionettes, something they both fear, but their fear might be justified.

Oct 9, 2015
Minrs by Sylvester, Kevin.


"Twelve-year-old Christopher Nichols and his family live on a new planet, Perses, as colonists of Melming Mining's Great Mission to save the earth. When Landers, as the attackers are called, obliterate the colony to steal the metal and raw ore, Christopher and a small group of survivors are forced into the maze of mining tunnels below the surface of Perses"--

Oct 9, 2015
The Marvels by Selznick, Brian, author, illustrator.

The Marvels

The journey begins on a ship at sea in 1766, with a boy named Billy Marvel. After surviving a shipwreck, he finds work in a London theatre. There, his family flourishes for generations as brilliant actors until 1900, when young Leontes Marvel is banished from the stage. Nearly a century later, Joseph Jervis runs away from school and seeks refuge with a reclusive uncle in London. Albert Nightingale's strange, beautiful house, with its mysterious portraits and ghostly presences, captivates Joseph

Oct 9, 2015
Sanitized for your protection by Pastis, Stephan.

Sanitized for your protection

"In this fourth volume of Timmy Failure’s memoirs, Timmy is forced to hit the road in a cross-country trip that includes Timmy’s mom, Total the polar bear, Doorman Dave, and smells-like-a-tangerine criminal mastermind Molly Moskins. It’s a world gone mad, where good becomes bad, and Timmy Failure is a condemned man."--

Oct 9, 2015
Island of graves by McMann, Lisa, author.

Island of graves

The battles continue for young mage Alex and his friends as they search for Alex's abducted evil brother Aaron.

Oct 9, 2015
The house on Stone's Throw Island by Poblocki, Dan, author.

The house on Stone's Throw Island

Josie Sandoval and Eli Barker are the youngest of the wedding guests trapped on an island off the coast of Maine when a storm blows in--but this island is haunted by spirits seeking revenge, and the only clue that Josie and Eli have is a scrap of an old Nazi uniform and a voice crying out for help in German.

Oct 9, 2015
Secret of the Forbidden City by Patterson, James, 1947- author.

Secret of the Forbidden City

"The Kidd children--including twelve-year-old twins Rebecca and Bickford--follow mysterious clues that take them from China to Germany, in the hopes of finding their missing father and the treasure that will finally free their kidnapped mother"--

Oct 9, 2015
Dead boy by Gale, Laurel.

Dead boy

Eleven-year-old Crow Darlingson has been dead for two years, forced to stay in the house with his overprotective mother except when he can sneak out, but new neighbor Melody Plympton offers a chance at friendship and, perhaps, getting his life back.

Oct 9, 2015
The sword of summer by Riordan, Rick, author.

The sword of summer

Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother's mysterious death, he's lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, keeping one step ahead of the police and the truant officers. One day, he is tracked down by a man he's never met -- a man his mother claimed was dangerous. The man tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god. The Viking myths are true. The gods of Asgard are preparing for war. Trolls, giants, and worse monsters are stirring for

Oct 9, 2015
Husky by Sayre, Justin, author.


"Twelve-year-old Davis lives in an old brownstone with his mother and grandmother in Brooklyn. He loves people-watching in Prospect Park, visiting his mom in the bakery she owns, and listening to the biggest operas he can find as he walks everywhere. But Davis is having a difficult summer. As questions of sexuality begin to enter his mind, he worries people don't see him as anything other than "husky." To make matters worse, his best girlfriends are starting to hang out with mean girls and popul

Oct 9, 2015
Kid owner by Green, Tim, 1963-

Kid owner

"When Ryan learns his estranged father left him the Dallas Cowboys in his will, it is all Ryan can do to keep his dad's other son from snatching the team away"--

Oct 9, 2015
The green bicycle by Al-Mansour, Haifaa, 1974-

The green bicycle

"Since girls do not ride bikes in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, eleven year old Wadjda has to scheme to get her own"--

Oct 9, 2015
Louise Trapeze is totally 100% fearless by Ostow, Micol, author.

Louise Trapeze is totally 100% fearless

"Six-year-old Louise Trapeze lives at the circus and can't wait to fly on the trapeze until she discovers that she is afraid of heights"--

Oct 9, 2015
The princess, the scoundrel, and the farm boy - an original retelling of Star Wars- a new hope by Bracken, Alexandra, author.

The princess, the scoundrel, and the farm boy - an original retelling of Star Wars- a new hope

Presents an illustrated retelling of the first Star Wars film in which the galaxy's fate lies in the hands of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Han Solo.

Oct 9, 2015
So you want to be a Jedi? - an original retelling of Star wars- the Empire strikes back by Gidwitz, Adam, author.

So you want to be a Jedi? - an original retelling of Star wars- the Empire strikes back

Reimagines the second Star Wars film in which Luke Skywalker trains with Yoda to become a Jedi after a rebel defeat on the ice planet Hoth and battles Darth Vader, who reveals a startling secret to Luke during their duel.

Oct 9, 2015
Star Wars. The weapon of a Jedi - a Luke Skywalker adventure by Fry, Jason, 1969- author.

Star Wars. The weapon of a Jedi - a Luke Skywalker adventure

"Luke Skywalker returns for an all-new adventure in this thrilling upper middle grade novel. Set between Star Wars: A New Hope and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, the story finds Luke Skywalker, C-3PO, and R2-D2 stranded on a mysterious planet, and explores a dangerous duel between Luke and a strange new villain."--

Oct 9, 2015
Nightmares! - the sleepwalker tonic by Segel, Jason, 1979- author.

Nightmares!  - the sleepwalker tonic

"Twelve-year-old Charlie and his friends must find out why their neighboring town has become overrun with sleepwalkers before what's going around reaches them and it's too late"--

Oct 9, 2015
The odds of getting even by Turnage, Sheila.

The odds of getting even

"Desperado Detectives--aka Mo Lo Beau and her best friend Dale, along with newly-appointed intern, Harm Crenshaw--must take on a new case when Dale's daddy goes on the lam just before his trial is about to start"--

Oct 9, 2015
My dog is better than your dog by Greenwald, Tom, author.

My dog is better than your dog

Jimmy Bishop likes crime fighters, vampires, and dogs, and he does not care for his new babysitter, so he is delighted when his new dog, Abby--who sleeps during the day, and grows huge fangs at night--turns out to be a crime-fighting, vampire dog, who also does not like the babysitter.

Oct 9, 2015
A riddle in Ruby by Davis, Kent, 1970- author.

A riddle in Ruby

"In an era called The Chemystral Age, magically augmented alchemy and chemistry have thrust an alternate version of eighteenth-century colonial America forward into industrialization. Thirteen-year-old Ruby is a smuggler's daughter and picklock prodigy, and she and her mostly faithful servant, Cram, navigate a world filled with cobalt gearbeasts, alchemical automatons, and devilish secret societies"--

Oct 9, 2015
The Wednesday witch by Chew, Ruth, author, illustrator.

The Wednesday witch

The arrival of a witch who travels by magic vacuum cleaner is only the beginning of Mary Jane's strange adventures.

Oct 9, 2015
Witch's broom by Chew, Ruth, author, illustrator.

Witch's broom

A new broom and an unusual blue jay involve Amy and her friend in magical adventures.

Oct 9, 2015
The naughty list by Fry, Michael, 1959- author, illustrator.

The naughty list

"Twelve-year-old Bobbie travels to the North Pole to remove her brother from Santa's unimpeachable Naughty List in this Christmas adventure"--

Oct 9, 2015
Party drama! by Siegal, Ida, author.

Party drama!

Today at school, Sophia, Javier, and I were working on our extra-awesome outfits for the costume party. We had the best idea ever and were going to win the contest! But now Sophia's costume is missing. Where could it be? Did someone take it on purpose? Emma and her friends weren't ready for so much party drama, but if they work together to figure out what happened, they just might save the day!

Oct 9, 2015
Pumpkin spice by Meyerhoff, Jenny, author.

Pumpkin spice

Kaya, Anna, and Reed hope their pumpkin, Herbert, will take home first prize at the Windy City Pumpkin Fest, but when Herbert suddenly disappears, the friends must catch the thief in time for the festival.

Oct 9, 2015
A script for danger by Keene, Carolyn, author.

A script for danger

When an old friend invites Nancy and her friends to visit the set of a new movie he is directing in River Heights, Nancy uses her detective skills to discover who is sabotaging the production.

Oct 9, 2015
The secrets to ruling school (without even trying) by Swaab, Neil, author, illustrator.

The secrets to ruling school (without even trying)

Self-proclaimed middle school expert and life coach Max Corrigan offers advice and practical tips on such topics as how and why to join cliques, how to deal with gym class, pretending to be sick, and acing tests without being caught cheating. Includes comic-style illustrations.

Oct 9, 2015
The spider siege by Patton, Jack, author.

The spider siege

Max must return to Bug Island and help the Battle Bugs defeat General Komodo and his fleet of fearsome horned lizards.

Oct 9, 2015
Seven dead pirates - a ghost story by Bailey, Linda, 1948- author.

Seven dead pirates - a ghost story

"Lewis Dearborn is a lonely, anxious, "terminally shy" boy of eleven when his great-grandfather passes away and leaves Lewis's family with his decaying seaside mansion. Lewis is initially delighted with his new bedroom, a secluded tower in a remote part of the house. Then he discovers that it's already occupied -- by the ghosts of seven dead pirates. Worse, the ghosts expect him to help them re-take their ship, now restored and on display in a local museum, so they can make their way to Libertal

Oct 9, 2015
Sewing in circles by Taylor, Chloe, author.

Sewing in circles

Selling hand-sewn crafts at an indoor market, Zoey confronts a difficult choice when a new crush with a style very unlike her own asks if he can display his paintings in her market booth.

Oct 9, 2015
Star Wars - the original trilogy stories by

Star Wars - the original trilogy stories

Join Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia for one action-packed story after the next! This collection features eighteen tales from the original Star Wars trilogy, beautifully illustrated by Brian Rood. Relive all the classic moments-- from Darth Vader's search for the Rebels' secret plans, to the Rebellion's triumph over the Empire, and every adventure in between.

Oct 9, 2015
Midnight mystery by Mackall, Dandi Daley.

Midnight mystery

Winnie is determined to find out who is sabotaging her new friend Ramon's chances to become a star circus performer.

Oct 9, 2015
Gift horse by Mackall, Dandi Daley.

Gift horse

This Christmas proves to be a matter of life and death when a sick and pregnant horse shows up in Winnie's pasture, and she must find the strength to care for both mother and foal in their time of need.

Oct 9, 2015
Attack on the overworld - an unofficial Minecraft gamer's quest by Davidson, Danica, author.

Attack on the overworld - an unofficial Minecraft gamer's quest

"Stevie and Maison have a great friendship where they travel back and forth between the Overworld and the human world. Maison has earned some fame for battling off the mobs at her school, but the attention has also brought about cyberbullies DestinyIsChoice123 and TheVampireDragon555, who have hacked her computer and discovered the portal! Now, through complex coding, the cyberbullies have turned the Overworld into eternal night and unleashed a pack of zombies, allowing their griefing to reach a

Oct 9, 2015
Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone by Rowling, J. K., author.

Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone

Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Oct 9, 2015
Kiss and spell by Selfors, Suzanne, author.

Kiss and spell

Ever After High is a boarding school for the sons and daughters of fairy tale characters, and student Ginger Breadhouse, daughter of the Candy Witch, studies all the usual magic subjects--but what she is mostly interested in is making her cooking show, Spells Kitchen, a success by introducing happiness as the secret ingredient.

Oct 9, 2015
The accidental hero by Myklusch, Matt.

The accidental hero

Twelve-year-old Jack, freed from a dismal orphanage, makes his way to the elusive and impossible Imagine Nation, where a mentor saves him from dissection and trains him to use his superpower, despite the virus he carries that makes him a threat.

Oct 9, 2015
The Afterlife Academy by Cole, Frank, 1977-

The Afterlife Academy

A twelve-year-old boy and his Guardian Agent, sent from The Afterlife Academy on his first mission, must work together and save Earth from an eclectic horde of blundering enemies.

Oct 9, 2015
Ava and Taco Cat by Weston, Carol, author.

Ava and Taco Cat

Fifth-grader Ava writes in her diary about her family, losing her best friend to a new girl, and adopting an injured, skittish, and very special cat.

Oct 9, 2015
Billy Sure, kid entrepreneur and the cat-dog translator by Sharpe, Luke (Children's fiction writer), author.

Billy Sure, kid entrepreneur and the cat-dog translator

It seems like everything Billy Sure invents becomes an instant hit. His latest invention is the Cat-Dog Translator, a device that will finally let cat and dog owners in on what their pets are tryng to say. But, as Billy soon learns, when pets start talking, there's no telling what kinds of embarrassing secrets they could reveal! Is the world ready for Billy to unleash his latest invention?

Oct 9, 2015
The Boxcar Children ghost-hunting special by Warner, Gertrude Chandler, 1890-1979.

The Boxcar Children ghost-hunting special

"Wherever the Boxcar Children go, they discover haunted havens, spooky sights, and mysterious old legends come to life! Here are three of their ghostliest adventures."--

Oct 9, 2015
The chameleon attack by Patton, Jack, author.

The chameleon attack

Oct 9, 2015
Twist my charm - the popularity spell by Gallagher, Toni.

Twist my charm - the popularity spell

Eleven-year-old Cleo is having trouble fitting in at her private school in Los Angeles, but when she and her friend Sam try to improve things using the voodoo doll her Uncle Arnie sent, there are unexpected results.

Oct 9, 2015
Forces of nature by Ball, Nate, author.

Forces of nature

"Ever since Amp crash-landed his spaceship through Zack McGee's window, Zack's life has gone in some unexpected directions. But when everything goes wrong on the McGee family camping trip, Zack's going to need Amp's alien scouting skills to navigate the great outdoors and find their way back to civilization!" --

Oct 9, 2015
Cry wolf by Mercer, Sienna.

Cry wolf

To their classmates, Daniel and Justin are identical twin brothers. But in fact they couldn't be more different. On their thirteenth birthday, one is destined to turn into a werewolf...! This full moon is going to change everything. Will Riley and Debi find out the boys' secret? And what will happen to the band?

Oct 9, 2015
Friendly foal by Mackall, Dandi Daley.

Friendly foal

Twelve-year-old Winnie faces three big problems--an orphan foal who won't eat, the miniature horse she has trouble training, and a classmate who seems to be an unreliable friend.

Oct 9, 2015
A lot to tackle by Payton, Belle, author.

A lot to tackle

While Ava worries about the security of her father's job as the high school football coach, Alex is upset with her grade on her latest French test.

Oct 9, 2015
Doary of a Mionecraft Zombie. Book 9- Zombie's Birthday Apocalypse by

Doary of a Mionecraft Zombie. Book 9- Zombie's Birthday Apocalypse

Oct 9, 2015
The fall by Preller, James.

The fall

In writing in his journal about middle school classmate Morgan Mallen's suicide from bullying, Sam explores whether he was a friend, or one of the bullies who ignored her at school and tormented her online.

Oct 9, 2015
The entirely true story of the unbelievable fib by Shaughnessy, Adam, 1973-

The entirely true story of the unbelievable fib

When eleven-year-old Pru and new boy ABE discover another world beneath their quiet town, where Viking gods lurk just out of sight, they must race to secure the Eye of Odin, source of all knowledge--and the key to stopping a war that could destroy both human and immortal realms.

Oct 9, 2015
Crenshaw by Applegate, Katherine, author.


"A story about a homeless boy and his imaginary friend that proves in unexpected ways that friends matter, whether real or imaginary"--

Oct 9, 2015
Beware the power of the dark side! - an original retelling of Star Wars- Return of the Jedi by Angleberger, Tom, author.

Beware the power of the dark side! - an original retelling of Star Wars- Return of the Jedi

Presents a retelling of the third Star Wars movie, featuring Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia as they battle the Empire.

Oct 9, 2015
Unusual chickens for the exceptional poultry farmer by Jones, Kelly (Kelly Anne), 1976-

Unusual chickens for the exceptional poultry farmer

Through a series of letters, Sophie Brown, age twelve, tells of her family's move to her Great Uncle Jim's farm, where she begins taking care of some unusual chickens with help from neighbors and friends.

Oct 9, 2015
Star Wars. Smuggler's run - a Han Solo & Chewbacca adventure by Rucka, Greg, author.

Star Wars. Smuggler's run - a Han Solo & Chewbacca adventure

"In this story, set between Star Wars: a New Hope and Star Wars: the Empire Strikes Back, Han and Chewie must fly the Millennium Falcon on a top-secret mission for the Rebellion, while evading ruthless bounty hunters and a relentless imperial agent."--

Oct 9, 2015
Diary of a Minecraft Zombie. Book 8- Back to Scare School by

Diary of a Minecraft Zombie. Book 8- Back to Scare School

Oct 9, 2015
Diary of a Minecraft Zombie. Book 7- Zombie Family Reunion by

Diary of a Minecraft Zombie. Book 7- Zombie Family Reunion

Oct 9, 2015
Diary of a Minecraft Zombie. Book 1- A Scare of a Dare by

Diary of a Minecraft Zombie. Book 1- A Scare of a Dare

Oct 9, 2015
Diary of a Mincraft Zombie. Book 5- School Daze by

Diary of a Mincraft Zombie. Book 5- School Daze

Oct 9, 2015
Fearsome creatures of the lumberwoods - 20 chilling tales from the wilderness by Johnson, Hal, 1972- author.

Fearsome creatures of the lumberwoods - 20 chilling tales from the wilderness

Meet the fearsome creatures of the lumberwoods! The Hodag, like a spinybacked bull-horned rhinoceros packing 3,000 pounds of carnivorous fury. The Snoligoster, the reptilian beast that feeds on the shadows of its victims. And deadlier than a rattler, copperhead, or cottonmouth combined, the Hoop Snake, which can chase prey at speeds up to 60 miles per hour and then, with one sting of its venomous tail, cause the victim to turn purple, swell up, and die. For every kid who loves a good scare, here

Oct 9, 2015
Wild Thing by Mackall, Dandi Daley.

Wild Thing

Winnie Willis must find enough money to buy the horse of her dreams, while also trying to convince her father not to move to another town again.

Oct 9, 2015
The pirate code by Schulz, Heidi.

The pirate code

"Fresh off her victory over the Neverland crocodile, Jocelyn Hook and her pirate crew hunt for Captain Hook's hidden treasure"--

Oct 9, 2015
Took - a ghost story by Hahn, Mary Downing, author.

Took - a ghost story

"A witch called Old Auntie is lurking near Dan's family's new home. He doesn't believe in her at first, but is forced to accept that she is real and take action when his little sister, Erica, is 'took' to become Auntie's slave for the next fifty years"--

Oct 9, 2015
The watchmen of Port Fayt by Mason, Conrad, author.

The watchmen of Port Fayt

Half-goblin boy Joseph Grubb takes the package he found in the Legless Mermaid tavern and runs away from his abusive human uncle and the shape-shifter who is too interested in something that does not belong to him--but his escape plunges him into Port Fayt's criminal underworld and the assortment of elves, trolls, fairies, and humans who live there, as well as the Demon's Watch who are trying to save the port from a deadly threat.

Oct 9, 2015
Winter turning by Sutherland, Tui, 1978- author.

Winter turning

Winter has been a disappointment to his royal IceWing family, unlike his sister Icicle, who has been raised to challenge IceWing queen--but now that Icicle has broken the truce and escaped from Jade Mountain Academy, so Winter, accompanied by his new clawmates, Moon, Qibli, and Kinkajou, embarks on his own quest to free his brother from the clutches of Queen Scarlet, and win the respect of his family.

Oct 9, 2015
The story of Diva and Flea by Willems, Mo.

The story of Diva and Flea

In the bustling city of Paris, a small yet brave dog, Diva, and an adventurous cat named Flea become two unlikely friends.

Oct 9, 2015
Song for a Scarlet Runner by Hunt, Julie, 1958-

Song for a Scarlet Runner

Peat is on the run - forced to flee for her life when she's blamed for bringing bad luck to her village. She heads for the endless marshes, where she's caught by an old healer-woman who makes Peat her apprentice and teaches her the skill of storytelling. But a story can be a dangerous thing. It can take you out of one world and leave you stranded in another - and Peat finds herself trapped in an eerie place beyond the Silver River where time stands still. Her only friends are a 900-year-old boy

Oct 9, 2015
The lizard war by Patton, Jack, author.

The lizard war

Bug Island is under attack! The lizard army is invading and the Battle Bugs are losing. Their only hope against the intruders is a strange creature they've never seen before--a human being named Max. Max doesn't know how he ended up on Bug Island--but he does know the Battle Bugs need his help!

Oct 9, 2015
Let's explore! by Saunders, Catherine, author.

Let's explore!

Andrea, Stephanie, Olivia, Mia, and Emma enjoy their summer vacation by going on a camping trip, rescuing jungle animals, and making friends with a pop star.

Oct 9, 2015
Gernimo Stilton. 61, Mouse house hunter by

Gernimo Stilton. 61, Mouse house hunter

When you're with me, Geronimo Stilton, it's always a fabu-mouse adventure! Sally Ratmousen broke some shocking news: The Rodent's Gazette was out of money and in danger of closing. Then Grandfather William broke even worse news to me: I needed to sell my comfy, cozy house in order to save our paper! How terrible! But could I sell it -- and find a new home -- in time to help?

Oct 9, 2015
Eden's wish by Crowl, M. Tara, author.

Eden's wish

Eden has spent her twelve years in luxury in an antique oil lamp but hates being a genie, so she jumps at the chance to go to Earth and revels in its pleasures until she gets caught up in a centuries-old conflict between powerful immortals, placing her mortal friends, Tyler and Sasha, at risk.

Oct 9, 2015
Eager Star by Mackall, Dandi Daley.

Eager Star

Winnie Willis must train Grant Baines' horse for a race in just one week. If she succeeds, she will become popular in her school.

Oct 9, 2015
When I am happiest by Lagercrantz, Rose, 1947-

When I am happiest

A warm and heartfelt story about Dani's love for her dad and her friendship with Ella. It's a story about sorrow and joy--and how life really is. It's the second-to-last day of school and Dani's so happy she could write a book about it! In fact, that's exactly what she's done, although it's not quite finished yet. Now the book is in her backpack with all the other things she has to take home before the summer break. But then Dani gets some bad news. How will she ever be happy again? Sometimes a

Oct 9, 2015
Island of lost masks by Windham, Ryder.

Island of lost masks

"Craving power, the evil Makuta searches for the three mythical masks that will enable him to take over the world. Desperate, a group of six elemental Protectors must call upon the help of six elemental heroes known as the Toa. To defeat evil, they will have to track down the ancient power Masks and unlock their secrets, all while fighting waves of Skull Spiders sent to destroy them."--

Oct 9, 2015
A tale of highly unusual magic by Papademetriou, Lisa, author.

A tale of highly unusual magic

"Two girls on opposite sides of the planet connect through a mysterious book, whose phantom narrator guides them into spinning a story about the past that will affect their futures"--

Oct 9, 2015
Upside-down magic by Mlynowski, Sarah, author.

Upside-down magic

With their magic being unpredictable, Nory, Elliott, Andres, and Bax are sent to the upside-down magic room at Dunwiddle Magic School.

Oct 9, 2015
The taken by Iserles, Inbali, author, illustrator.

The taken

Isla and her brother are two young foxes living just outside a human city, but one night Isla returns to her den to find it destroyed, and surrounded by strange, vicious foxes, so she takes refuge in the city while she masters foxcraft--the ancient magical arts of her kind.

Oct 9, 2015
Why is this night different from all other nights? by Snicket, Lemony, author.

Why is this night different from all other nights?

Train travel! Murder! Librarians! A Series Finale! On all other nights, the train departs from Stain'd Station and travels to the city without stopping. But not tonight. You might ask, why is this night different from all other nights? But that's the wrong question. Instead ask, where is this all heading? And what happens at the end of the line? The final book in Lemony Snicket's...series, All The Wrong Questions.

Oct 9, 2015
The shrunken head by Oliver, Lauren, 1982- author.

The shrunken head

"Orphans Philippa, Sam, Thomas, and Max must find out who stole a valuable artifact in order to save to save their home, Dumfrey's Dime Museum of Freaks, Oddities, and Wonders"--

Oct 9, 2015
Star Wars Moving Target by Castellucci, Cecil

Star Wars Moving Target

Oct 9, 2015
Diary of a Minecraft Zombie. Book 4- Zombie Swap by

Diary of a Minecraft Zombie. Book 4- Zombie Swap

Oct 9, 2015
Diary of a Minecraft Zombie. Book 3- When Nature Calls by

Diary of a Minecraft Zombie. Book 3- When Nature Calls

Oct 9, 2015
The Tapper twins tear up New York by Rodkey, Geoff, 1970- author.

The Tapper twins tear up New York

An oral history that reports, through transcribed recordings, text messages, photographs, illustrations, screenshots, and more, on the First (and last) Annual Culvert Prep Middle School Scavenger Hunt For Charity, and the adventures of twelve-year-old twins Reese and Claudia Tapper as their highly competitive teams scour New York for treasure.

Oct 9, 2015
Semi-charming kind of life - a school story by Selfors, Suzanne, author.

Semi-charming kind of life - a school story

"At Ever After High, a boarding school for the sons and daughters of fairytale characters, Darling Charming is expected to excel in Damsel-In-Distressing class, but she yearns for adventure and envies her brothers, Daring and Dexter, who are learning to joust in Hero Training class"--

Oct 9, 2015
Eli remembers by Vander Zee, Ruth.

Eli remembers

After many years of watching the solemn lighting of seven candles at Rosh Hashanah, Eli finally learns how those candles represent his family's connection to the Holocaust in Lithuania.

Oct 9, 2015
Diary of a Minecraft Zombie. Book 2- Bullies and Buddies by

Diary of a Minecraft Zombie. Book 2- Bullies and Buddies

Oct 9, 2015
Star Wars The weapon of a Jedi by Fry, Jason

Star Wars The weapon of a Jedi

Oct 8, 2015
Until I find Julian by Giff, Patricia Reilly.

Until I find Julian

"Mateo's big brother Julian works in the United States. When the family doesn't hear from Julian for a few weeks, Mateo sneaks out and journeys north to find him, crossing the border with the help of a new friend, Angel"--

Oct 8, 2015
The keeper by Baldacci, David, author.

The keeper

Vega Jane and her friend Delph have taken the map that Quentin Harris left them and set out from the town of Wormwood, determined to brave the Quag and find freedom on the other side--but the Quag was designed to keep the town people in, and it is filled with bloodthirsty creatures and sinister magic, and it is not going to let them escape unscathed.

Oct 8, 2015
Green thumbs-up! by Meyerhoff, Jenny.

Green thumbs-up!

Third-grader Anna has had trouble making friends since her family moved from a small town in New York to Chicago, but a group project at school leads to new opportunities, including friendships, a club, and a garden she can work in, just like in her last home.

Oct 8, 2015
Look both ways in the Barrio Blanco by Rose, Judith Robbins, author.

Look both ways in the Barrio Blanco

When Jacinta Juarez is paired with a rich, famous mentor, she is swept away from the diapers and dishes of her own daily life into a world of new experiences. But crossing the line into Miss's world is scary. Half of Jacinta aches for the comfort of Mama and the familiar safety of the barrio, while the other half longs to embrace a future that offers more than cleaning stuff for white people. When her family is torn apart, Jacinta needs to bring the two halves of herself together to win back eve

Oct 8, 2015
Full cicada moon by Hilton, Marilyn.

Full cicada moon

In 1969 twelve-year-old Mimi and her family move to an all-white town in Vermont, where Mimi's mixed-race background and interest in "boyish" topics like astronomy make her feel like an outsider.

Oct 8, 2015
Currents by Smolik, Jane Petrlik, author.


In 1854 eleven-year-old Bones is a slave in Virginia who sends a bottle holding her real name and a trinket from her long-lost father down the James River--the currents carry it far away, ultimately uniting the lives of three young girls.

Oct 8, 2015
Star Wars Smuggler's run by Rucka, Greg

Star Wars Smuggler's run

Oct 8, 2015
The seventh most important thing by Pearsall, Shelley.

The seventh most important thing

"In 1963, thirteen-year-old Arthur is sentenced to community service helping the neighborhood Junk Man after he throws a brick at the old man's head in a moment of rage, but the junk he collects might be more important than he suspects. Inspired by the work of American folk artist James Hampton"--

Oct 8, 2015
The astounding broccoli boy by Cottrell Boyce, Frank.

The astounding broccoli boy

Rory Rooney likes to be prepared for anything, but when he inexplicably turns green and finds himself in an experimental hospital ward with his nemesis, school bully Tommy-Lee "Grim" Komissky, everyone is baffled but Rory believes he and Grim have become superheroes.

Oct 8, 2015
Brilliant by Doyle, Roddy, 1958-


The Black Dog of depression has descended over Dublin, but siblings Rayzer and Gloria are determined to stop it, and soon they are joined by thousands of other children and some magical animals on a chase through the streets, parks, and beaches of Dublin.

Oct 8, 2015
Mister Max - the book of kings by Voigt, Cynthia.

Mister Max - the book of kings

"Solutioneer Max Starling travels to a fictional South American country to rescue his parents who have become embroiled in a political power grab"--

Oct 8, 2015
A pocket full of murder by Anderson, R. J. (Rebecca J.), author.

A pocket full of murder

In Tarreton, where the rich have all the magic they wish and the poor can barely afford a spell to heat their homes, twelve-year-old Isaveth's father is accused of murdering an influential citizen and Isaveth, aided by eccentric street boy Quiz, tries to solve the magical murder mystery before her father is executed.

Oct 8, 2015
Redeemed by Haddix, Margaret Peterson, author.


Jonah was able to save all of time from collapsing but in doing so gained a twin brother, Jordan, who must learn what has happened and do his own part to save time--and his parents.

Oct 8, 2015
Merlin by Lord, Cynthia, author.


When second-grader Suzannah arrives to volunteer at the animal shelter she finds that the newest arrival is Merlin, a mischievous ferret with a talent for hiding and stealing shiny things, so the Shelter Pet Squad needs to find a home that is a perfect match for a ferret.

Oct 7, 2015
Unhappy Appy by Mackall, Dandi Daley.

Unhappy Appy

As Winnie still struggles through life without her mother, she must now face the new woman that her father brings to Thanksgiving dinner.

Oct 4, 2015
Marion takes charge by Barkley, Callie, author.

Marion takes charge

When Marion finally gets the chance to babysit her little sister, she finds that the task is harder than she expected, especially when she gets called to the Critter Club to help with a stray cat and must bring Gabby along.

Oct 4, 2015
Mia the mouse by Small, Lily.

Mia the mouse

Mia is in the middle of telling a story to her sick grandmother when her mother asks her to run an errand, but, distracted by what may come next in the story, all Mia can remember is that she is to fetch something that starts with "B". Includes activities.

Oct 4, 2015
Monsters on the run by Sherry, Kevin, author, illustrator.

Monsters on the run

Yeti Blizz Richards and his gang of cryptids set out to find a friend for Vanessa, the Loch Ness Monster, even though it means traveling back in time to the dangerous age of the Cretaceous looking for plesiosaurs--unfortunately Vanessa proves to be rather timid about meeting other dinosaurs.

Oct 4, 2015
Midnight mystery by Mackall, Dandi Daley.

Midnight mystery

As Winnie attempts to solve a mystery surrounding a circus horse, she struggles to keep a "normal" family life despite the absence of her mother.

Oct 4, 2015
Paddy the puppy by Small, Lily, author.

Paddy the puppy

Paddy the puppy flies through the forest, spreads pollen to help flowers grow, and invites all his fairy animal friends to his birthday party. When he arrives home, he's in for a wonderful surprise.

Oct 4, 2015
Poppy Muddlepup's daring rescue by Meadows, Daisy, author.

Poppy Muddlepup's daring rescue

Welcome to a magical world where animals talk and play - just like you and me! In this bumper special, Lily and Jess meet Poppy Muddlepup. When the mean witch Grizelda puts a spell on Poppy's twin brother Patch, the girls know they're in for one of their most exciting adventures yet!

Oct 4, 2015
Wish upon a starfish by Dadey, Debbie, author.

Wish upon a starfish

Longing for onstage stardom, Pearl auditions for the third-grade play and gets the part of the evil sea witch while her best friend is cast in the lead, a situation that challenges their friendship.

Oct 4, 2015
Boomer by Miles, Ellen, author.


"Lizzie's mom has three of her best friends coming over to visit for a long weekend when the Petersons get a call about Boomer, a big mixed breed puppy who needs a place to stay. Can Lizzie take care of him without ruining mom's plans?"--

Oct 4, 2015
Angelica the angel fairy by Meadows, Daisy, author.

Angelica the angel fairy

"The Tippington Winter Fair is in full swing and best friends Rachel Walker and Kirsty Tate couldn't be more excited. They're having a wonderful time -- until Jack Frost and his goblins start causing trouble. Angelica makes sure peace, love, and harmony spread throughout the land. When Jack Frost steals her items, no one is getting along! Find the magic objects in all three stories inside this Rainbow Magic Special Edition and help save Angelica's magic!"--

Oct 4, 2015
Eager Star by Mackall, Dandi Daley

Eager Star

Oct 4, 2015
Buckskin Bandit by Mackall, Dandi Daley

Buckskin Bandit

Oct 4, 2015
Wild Thing by Mackall, Dandi Daley.

Wild Thing

After settling in Ashland, Ohio, Winnie Willis discovers a beautiful but mistreated Arabian mare who is known as Wild Thing because nobody has been able to train her, and trusts in her Christian faith to find a way to help.

Oct 4, 2015
Bold Beauty by Mackall, Dandi Daley

Bold Beauty

Oct 4, 2015
A lot to tackle by Payton, Belle, author.

A lot to tackle

While Ava worries about the security of her father's job as the high school football coach, Alex is upset with her grade on her latest French test.

Oct 4, 2015
Gift horse by Mackall, Dandi Daley.

Gift horse

This Christmas proves to be a matter of life and death when a sick and pregnant horse shows up in Winnie's pasture, and she must find the strength to care for both mother and foal in their time of need.

Oct 4, 2015
Friendly Foal by Mackall, Dandi Daley

Friendly Foal

Oct 4, 2015
Shakespeare's spy by Blackwood, Gary L.

Shakespeare's spy

The winter of 1602 brings many changes for Widge, a young apprentice at London's Globe Theatre, as he becomes infatuated with Shakespeare's daughter Judith, attempts to write a play, learns more about his past, endangers himself to help a friend, acquires a new identity, and finds a new purpose in life.

Oct 3, 2015
The vanishing island by Wolverton, Barry.

The vanishing island

"A young boy named Bren sets out on the high seas with a mysterious admiral to search for a legendary map that leads to an object of unspeakable power"--

Oct 3, 2015
Switch by Law, Ingrid, 1970-


"Gypsy Beaumont's magical savvy switches to its opposite when she learns that her mean and decidedly non-magical grandma has Alzheimer's and is going to move in with her family"--

Oct 3, 2015
A curious tale of the in-between by DeStefano, Lauren, author.

A curious tale of the in-between

Bright, imaginative, eleven-year-old Pram lives with two aunts who run a retirement home, hiding the fact that she can talk with ghosts--but not the spirit of her mother--and after befriending Clarence, who also lost his mother, she decides to find her father in hopes he can answer her questions.

Oct 3, 2015
Bridget Wilder, spy-in-training by Bernstein, Jonathan (Journalist)

Bridget Wilder, spy-in-training

"An adopted middle child receives an unexpected package on an otherwise unremarkable birthday inviting her to join a super-secret division of the CIA"--

Oct 3, 2015
Dead air - the Kat Sinclair files by Schusterman, Michelle.

Dead air - the Kat Sinclair files

"When Kat Sinclair's dad tells her his new job hosting the ghost-hunting TV show Passport to Paranormal means they'll be living on the road and visiting the world's most haunted places, Kat packs her bags without a second thought. But the ghostbusting life isn't as cool as Kat expected. The cast and crew don't always get along, the producer's annoying nephew has unexpectedly shown up, and Kat thinks the show --and her dad --might be cursed. Kat decides to start writing a blog with "a behind the

Oct 3, 2015
Finders keepers by Tougas, Shelley.

Finders keepers

In Wisconsin, ten-year-old Christa and eleven-year-old Alex team up to search for the lost treasure of Al Capone near where Alex has just moved into his grandfather's house and Christa is spending what may be her family's last summer in their cabin.

Oct 3, 2015
Guys read. Terrifying tales by

Guys read. Terrifying tales

"Eleven masters of suspense have come together to bring you a bone-chilling collection of original ghost stories perfect for sharing around the campfire, reading under the covers with a flashlight, and scaring your friends' pants off"--Front jacket flap.

Oct 3, 2015
Hoodoo by Smith, Ronald L. (Ronald Lenard), 1959-


In 1930s Alabama, twelve-year-old Hoodoo Hatcher is the only member of his family who seems unable to practice folk magic, but when a mysterious man called the Stranger puts the entire town at risk from his black magic, Hoodoo must learn to conjure to defeat him.

Oct 3, 2015
Jurassic world - junior novelization by Lewman, David, author.

Jurassic world - junior novelization

Jurassic World is the long-awaited next installment of the groundbreaking Jurassic Park series. T. Rex's, Velociraptors, Triceratops--as well as some all-new dinosaurs--will roar across the screen in this epic action-adventure directed by Colin Trevorrow starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins and Nick Robinson! Jurassic World The Special Edition Movie Novelization retells the whole exciting adventure and features sixteen pages of full-color scenes from the movie.

Oct 3, 2015
Milo Speck, accidental agent by Urban, Linda, author.

Milo Speck, accidental agent

When Milo Speck enters Ogregon, a land populated with hungry ogres, enormous turkeys, children needing rescue, and his own, ordinary, salesman-father, his top priority is to escape--but only after thwarting a plot to turn children everywhere into ogre snack food.

Oct 3, 2015
The nether attack - an unofficial League of Griefers adventure by Morgan, Winter.

The nether attack - an unofficial League of Griefers adventure

"When skeletons corner Noah and Violet, the duo escapes through a portal to the Nether. Trouble brews as Noah accidentally leaves the portal open and the mobs from the Overworld enter the Nether. Noah and Violet must battle hostile mobs from both worlds to survive"--

Oct 3, 2015
Arthur Spiderwick's field guide to the fantastical world around you by DiTerlizzi, Tony.

Arthur Spiderwick's field guide to the fantastical world around you

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Oct 2, 2015
Anton and Cecil - cats on track by Martin, Lisa, 1965- author.

Anton and Cecil - cats on track

When cat brothers Anton and Cecil receive a message of distress from Hieronymus, they set out to rescue their rodent friend, catching a train going West--and on the way they will encounter huge bison, chattering prairie dogs, hungry coyotes, and the most dangerous creature of all, a boy who wants to make Cecil his pet.

Oct 2, 2015
The day the mustache took over by Katz, Alan.

The day the mustache took over

"David and Nathan are twin brothers who just can't seem to keep a babysitter around for long--they've had 347 after all. Or is it 734? Either way, there's got to be someone who can handle these two. Enter: Martin Healy Discount, or 'Murray Poopins' as the boys dub him"--

Oct 2, 2015
Max - best friend. hero. marine. by Shotz, Jennifer Li, 1970- author.

Max - best friend. hero. marine.

When Justin's older brother, Kyle, is killed in Afghanistan, Justin can't believe that his brother is really gone. Except there's one thing that Kyle left behind ... Max is a highly trained military canine who has always protected his fellow soldiers. But when he loses his handler and best friend, Kyle, Max is traumatized and unable to remain in the service. He is sent home to America, where the only human he connects with is Justin, and he is soon adopted by Kyle's family, essentially saving hi

Oct 2, 2015
Project Alpha by MacHale, D. J., author.

Project Alpha

Eight boys and girls compete for a spot on the space voyage that will search for a source to solve Earth's energy crisis.

Oct 2, 2015
Path of stars by Hunter, Erin, author.

Path of stars

When the dangerous Slash takes Star Flower hostage, her mate Clear Sky must rally the other four clans to his side in order to save her.

Oct 2, 2015