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Pony problems by Keene, Carolyn.

Pony problems

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

May 21, 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 25, 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.

May 25, 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 27, 2016
Too big to hide by McAnulty, Stacy, author.

Too big to hide

Nine-year-old Frank, his cousin Sam, and cat Saurus's efforts to keep Peanut the newly-hatched dinosaur's existence a secret become more complicated when their grandmother finds a new fossil that looks like Peanut's horn, but a thousand times bigger, and a crew comes to make a movie about it.

May 27, 2016
Public library enemy #1 by Adderson, Caroline, 1963-, author.

Public library enemy #1

"All Jasper John Dooley was trying to do was practice his reading skills. He wanted to be ready for his turn to sit in the big, comfy chair at the library on Wednesday and read to Molly the Dog. But, even though Jasper was being so so so careful, the wonderful library book about toilet-paper-tube crafts accidentally falls into his bathwater and drowns. After that, he and his dad only make things worse by setting the book on fire and then shooting it with the fire extinguisher. “We're Book Killer

May 27, 2016
Basil and the cave of cats by Titus, Eve, author.

Basil and the cave of cats

The mouse who lives in Sherlock Holmes' cellar heads to the lost island of Kataarh to unravel the mystery of a race of miniature cats and their mouse king.

May 27, 2016
Simon Ellis, spelling bee champ by Mills, Claudia, author.

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 27, 2016
Geronimo Stilton, Micekings. 1, Attack of the dragons by

Geronimo Stilton, Micekings. 1, Attack of the dragons

The micekings are in a panic. The village's best cook is ill, and until she recovers, there's no delicious stew to eat! Geronimo Stiltonord departs immediately in search of a cure for her. But on the way, he ends up snout-to-snout with terrifying dragons! Can he make it back with his fur intact?

May 27, 2016
Skyler the fireworks fairy by Meadows, Daisy, author.

Skyler the fireworks fairy

When Jack Frost's goblins cause trouble with a local fireworks show, Rachel and Kirsty have to take back the fireworks and ensure that village's celebration goes off without a hitch.

May 27, 2016
Undercover in the Bow-Wow Club by Styles, Walker, author.

Undercover in the Bow-Wow Club

Mega-superstar David Bow-Wowie is ready to rock and roll at the Bow-Wow Club until all the instruments mysteriously disappear, but Rider and the P.I. pack are ready to solve the musical mystery.

May 27, 2016
The sky is falling by Hopper, Ada, author.

The sky is falling

When Dr. Bunsen's newest invention brings extraterrestrials down to Earth, can second-graders Gabriel, Laura, and Caesar, aka the DATA, keep their town from being space invaded?

May 27, 2016
Basil of Baker Street by Titus, Eve, author.

Basil of Baker Street

A mouse who lives in Sherlock Holmes' cellar evolves a daring plan to uncover the identity of a kidnapper.

May 27, 2016
Twist and shout by Dadey, Debbie, author.

Twist and shout

When Echo injures her tail, she can't compete in the Poseidon Tail Flippers team competition. Will Echo find a way to help her team win from the sidelines?

May 27, 2016
Song of the poison dragon by West, Tracey, 1965- author.

Song of the poison dragon

Petra is scared of the hydra dragon she is supposed to bond with, but when the hydra accidentally poisons the King, and the dragon master, Drake, Petra must find a way to connect with her dragon, because only the hydra's song can cure them.

May 27, 2016
Horrible Harry and the birthday girl by Kline, Suzy, author.

Horrible Harry and the birthday girl

"It's Mary's birthday party. When things go horribly wrong will Harry be able to save the day?"--

May 27, 2016
Heidi Heckelbeck makes a wish by Coven, Wanda, author.

Heidi Heckelbeck makes a wish

To undo a disastrous spell, second-grader Heidi Heckelbeck must grant three wishes without magic.

May 27, 2016
The haunted boardwalk by Redbank, Tennant, author.

The haunted boardwalk

"Strange things are happening at the Malibu Mini-Golf Park! Creaks and howls and bumps can be heard all through the night. Will Barbie and her sisters solve the mystery of the haunted boardwalk?"--

May 27, 2016
Grace Woollyhop's musical mystery by Meadows, Daisy, author.

Grace Woollyhop's musical mystery

"Little lamb Grace Woollyhop is busy getting ready for a concert at Harmony Hall-- until wicked witch Grizelda casts a spell on her! Now instead of making music, Grace just wants to make trouble! Can Jess and Lily break the spell in time for the concert?"--Publisher.

May 27, 2016
The gold medal mess by Kelly, David A. (David Andrew), 1964- author.

The gold medal mess

"Five friends are ready for their school's Olympics field day. But not everyone wants to play fair someone is trying to ruin the events! Can the kids in the Most Valuable Player club solve the mystery, save the Olympics, and take home the gold? Includes sports facts"--

May 27, 2016
The galactic B.U.R.P. by Mass, Wendy, 1967- author.

The galactic B.U.R.P.

While trying to stop thieves from getting the last known canisantha plant for an unknown purpose, eight-year-old Intergalactic Security Force deputy Archie is mistaken for someone very important and directed by his trainer, Pockets the cat, to go on a spy mission aboard a B.U.R.P. ship.

May 27, 2016
Evie Scruffypup's surprise by Meadows, Daisy, author.

Evie Scruffypup's surprise

Lily and Jess are excited to visit Friendship Forest for Blossom Day, but Grizelda has a terrible trick in store! When Grizelda casts a spell on Evie Scruffypup to make all of Evie's fun surprises mischievious ones, can the grils undo the spell before Blossom Day is ruined?

May 27, 2016
Undercover! by Siegal, Ida, author.

Undercover!

"When Emma finds an old note in a lost library book, she knows she has her next case. But when the clues lead to an off-limits tower in a New York City library, she has to learn an extra-special reporter trick: how to go undercover! Will Emma save the day, or get herself and her friends in big trouble?"--Cover.

May 27, 2016
Attack of the kraken by Sherry, Kevin, author, illustrator.

Attack of the kraken

The merfolk of Atlantis have called in yeti Blizz Richards and his team of cryptozoologists to capture the kraken that is attacking their city, but when he starts to investigate, Blizz realizes that there is a lot the merfolk are not telling him--and something fishy is definitely going on.

May 27, 2016
Chloe Slipperside's secret by Meadows, Daisy, author.

Chloe Slipperside's secret

"Lily and Jess are back in Friendship Forest and they can't wait to spend time with little otter Chloe Slipperslide. But when Grizelda casts a spell, Chloe starts to hide all the shiny objects in Friendship Forest! Can Lily and Jess find all Chloe's favorite things and break the spell?"--Publisher.

May 27, 2016
A royal tea by Dadey, Debbie, author.

A royal tea

While Kiki and Echo help Shelly prepare for a royal tea with her visiting great-aunt, Queen Edwina, Shelly worries that the Queen will make her leave Trident City and move to Neptune Castle.

May 27, 2016
Olivia Nibblesqueak's messy mischief by Meadows, Daisy, author.

Olivia Nibblesqueak's messy mischief

"When Jess and Lily return to Friendship Forest, Grizelda casts a spell to make little Olivia Nibblesqueak the hamster think she's a messy creature--just like Grizelda's new helpers! Can Jess and Lily find a way to make Olivia herself again?"--Amazon.com.

May 27, 2016
In the game by Thorpe, Kiki, author.

In the game

"Kate loves flying in Never Land, and she loves playing soccer. But when she accidentally takes a flying leap during practice, Kate realizes that there are a lot of ways to use fairy dust in the real world ... and mischievous fast-flying Vidia is just the fairy to help her." --Page 4 of cover.

May 27, 2016
Into the wild - yet another misadventure by Cronin, Doreen, author.

Into the wild - yet another misadventure

The fluffy, fearless Chicken Squad detectives are determined to find out who the new addition is in their yard, so, equipped with the latest surveillance gear, the chicks venture into the wild to get answers.

May 27, 2016
Make a difference by Dillard, Sarah, 1961- author.

Make a difference

"The Mouse Scouts are back for another badge. Violet, Tigerlily, and their friends are determined to earn their 'Make a Difference" badge'"--

May 27, 2016