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True colors by Santopolo, Jill.

True colors

"When Brooke breaks her arm, it's disastrous timing for the Sparkle Spa. The Auden Angels soccer team needs Rainbow Sparkles pedicures for good luck in the quarter finals."

Oct 22, 2014
Thea Stilton. The secret of the snow by

Thea Stilton. The secret of the snow

Thea Stilton and her sisters journey to the land of Minwa, a realm linked to the legends of Japan and wrapped in mysteries and enchantments, to discover why the realm's special lotus flowers are disappearing--and why their diappearance seems to be threatening the whole land.

Oct 22, 2014
The Sugar Cup by Perelman, Helen, author.

The Sugar Cup

Dash the Mint Fairy wants to try something new, but still compete for the Sugar Cup, so she decides to switch places with Cocoa and enter the painting event for herself, while Cocoa enters the sled race, usually Dash's forte.

Oct 22, 2014
The princess in black by Hale, Shannon.

The princess in black

"Who says princesses don't wear black? When trouble raises its blue monster head, Princess Magnolia ditches her flouncy dresses and becomes the Princess in Black!" --

Oct 22, 2014
The mystery of the lion's tail by Paris, Harper.

The mystery of the lion's tail

"Twins Ethan and Ella are in the Maasai Mara in Kenya, and there's another mystery to solve. Where are all the lions? Ethan and Ella spot lots of cool animals, but the one they're most excited about, they can't seem to find"-- Provided by publisher

Oct 22, 2014
The hotel mystery by Widmark, Martin, 1961- author.

The hotel mystery

When the Braeburn family stays at the local hotel and their valuable dog disappears, Jerry and Maya attempt to find the missing dog.

Oct 22, 2014
The case of the weird blue chicken - the next misadventure by Cronin, Doreen, author.

The case of the weird blue chicken - the next misadventure

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

Oct 22, 2014
Stop that frog! by Winkler, Henry, 1945- author.

Stop that frog!

When the principal has to be away from school at a conference, Hank's class agrees to take care of the principal's special pet frog, and Hank is chosen to take the frog home for the weekend.

Oct 22, 2014
Rise of the earth dragon by West, Tracey, 1965- author.

Rise of the earth dragon

Eight-year-old Drake is snatched up by the King's soldiers and taken to the castle where he is told by the wizard Griffith that he has been chosen to be a Dragon Master like Ana, Rori, and Bo--and his first task will be to discover whether his dragon, Worm, has any special powers.

Oct 22, 2014
Pigsticks and Harold and the incredible journey by Milway, Alex, 1978- author, illustrator.

Pigsticks and Harold and the incredible journey

The last member of a line of explorers, unfailingly optimistic Pigsticks hires a hapless delivery hamster named Harold to be his companion for a quest that wends through jungles, deserts, and mountains in search of the Ends of the Earth.

Oct 22, 2014
November night by Roy, Ron, 1940-

November night

"As Thanksgiving approaches, Nate and Lucy must help Bradley and Brian find out what their shady new neighbors are up to"--

Oct 22, 2014
New Year's Eve thieves by Roy, Ron, 1940-

New Year's Eve thieves

While investigating a mystery on New Year's Eve, four friends encounter a big surprise.

Oct 22, 2014
Natalie the Christmas stocking fairy by Meadows, Daisy, author.

Natalie the Christmas stocking fairy

"Jack Frost never gets anything in his Christmas stocking, so this year, he's decided that nobody else will, either! He's stolen Natalie the Christmas Stocking Fairy's three magic objects. Without them, Natalie can't make sure that kids all over the world get their special presents! Can Kirsty and Rachel help their newest fairy friend? Or is the Christmas magic about to fizzle and fade?"--

Oct 22, 2014
Mrs. Lane is a pain! by Gutman, Dan, author.

Mrs. Lane is a pain!

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

Oct 22, 2014
Monkey me and the school ghost by Roland, Timothy, author.

Monkey me and the school ghost

"Clyde has a secret. Whenever he gets too excited, he changes into a monkey. His twin sister, Claudia, is worried that this isn't good for him. But when a ghost is seen in their school's hallway, Clyde will have to use his monkey powers to save they day. Will Clyde ever be a normal boy again?--Jacket.

Oct 22, 2014
Meet the Bigfeet by Sherry, Kevin, author, illustrator.

Meet the Bigfeet

Blizz Richards is a great guy, a caring boss, and a loyal friend. Oh, yeah...he's also a yeti! He's made it his life's mission to study cryptids like him, hidden animals who have taken a powerful oath to never be seen by the outside world. So when a photo of Cousin Brian becomes a media sensation, Brian can't handle the guilt and disappears. But it's time for the annual Bigfoot family reunion, and it won't be the same without him. Luckily, Blizz and his devoted team are on the case. Can they fin

Oct 22, 2014
Magic mountain by Banks, Rosie (Children's fiction writer), author.

Magic mountain

Best friends Ellie, Summer, and Jasmine head to the slopes of Magic Mountain in order to stop the brownies from being turned into icicles by recovering Queen Malice's fifth enchanted thunderbolt.

Oct 22, 2014
Lunch will never be the same! by Hiranandani, Veera, author.

Lunch will never be the same!

When Camille, a tall French girl, arrives at school with unusual lunches, third-grader Phoebe neglects her best friend Sage to get invited to Camille's house for dinner to see what other mysterious food Camille eats.

Oct 22, 2014
Lulu and the hedgehog in the rain by McKay, Hilary.

Lulu and the hedgehog in the rain

""When Lulu rescues a wild hedgehog in a storm, she knows she can't keep it as a pet--it wants to roam free. So she and her cousin Mellie come up with the neighborhood Hedgehog Club to keep it safe"--Provided by publisher"--

Oct 22, 2014
Jelly Bean by Lord, Cynthia, author.

Jelly Bean

No pets are allowed in the apartment where Suzannah and her family live, so she volunteers at a local pet shelter and plays with the dogs and cats there--but when a child whose family is moving brings in her pet guinea pig, Jelly Bean, Suzannah promises that she will find him the perfect home.

Oct 22, 2014
Humphrey's really wheely racing day by Birney, Betty G.

Humphrey's really wheely racing day

"When Mandy, one of the students from classroom 26, brings a special hamster-sized racecar to class, it means just one thing--Humphrey is going to be in a hamster race"--

Oct 22, 2014
Humphrey's playful puppy problem by Birney, Betty G.

Humphrey's playful puppy problem

Humphrey, the pet hamster of Classroom 26, is helping Richie with a science project, but Richie's feisty puppy gets in the way.

Oct 22, 2014
Hide and go fetch by Earhart, Kristin, author.

Hide and go fetch

Fighting over everything except their shared wish for a puppy, Henry and his sister are delighted to adopt an adorable Dalmatian who reveals an astonishing ability to make people invisible.

Oct 22, 2014
Herbie Jones moves on by Kline, Suzy.

Herbie Jones moves on

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

Oct 22, 2014
Full STEAM ahead! by Reynolds, Paul A., author.

Full STEAM ahead!

Twins Sydney and Simon learn about the water cycle and use science, technology, engineering, arts, and math to solve the problem of their stuck window and thirsty flowers.

Oct 22, 2014
Escape to California by Greenhut, Josh, author.

Escape to California

While on vacation in San Francisco, Stanley meets a girl who enlists his help in performing a trick: escaping from Alcatraz.

Oct 22, 2014
Emma and the blue genie by Funke, Cornelia Caroline.

Emma and the blue genie

Eight--year-old Emma and her little dog Tristan take a magic carpet ride to the distant land of Barakash to help a genie recover his stolen magical nose ring.

Oct 22, 2014
December dog by Roy, Ron, 1940- author.

December dog

After finding an unusual present-- a lost puppy-- on Christmas Eve, best friends Bradley, Brian, Nate, and Lucy scramble to find its owner before morning.

Oct 22, 2014
Claude on the slopes by Smith, Alex T.

Claude on the slopes

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

Oct 19, 2014
Christmas fairy magic by McNamara, Margaret, author.

Christmas fairy magic

"There are only ten days left until Christmas, and the Fairy Bell Sisters couldn't be more excited: this year, their big sister Tinker Bell is coming home to visit! Tink says she's going to treat her sisters to the very best Christmas by bringing presents and decorations from Neverland. Then she makes her sisters promise not to do anything to prepare for the holiday--they work hard enough already! But as Christmas draws nearer--and Tink still has not arrived--Clara, Rosy, Goldie, and Sylva find

Oct 22, 2014
Captain Awesome gets a hole-in-one by Kirby, Stan, author.

Captain Awesome gets a hole-in-one

"When Eugene goes mini-golfing for Meredith Mooney's birthday party, he realizes he's actually an excellent mini-golfer! But Meredith realizes this too, and she starts to cheat so that she'll win. Will Eugene reveal her cheating ways?"--

Oct 22, 2014
Bramble and Maggie - spooky season by Haas, Jessie, author.

Bramble and Maggie - spooky season

Bramble, a persnickety but lovable horse, and Maggie, her patient owner, build an even stronger friendship as they brave the surprises of autumn. In their third adventure, Bramble and Maggie explore a new season together -- fall! Leaves crunch underfoot. Acorns ping off rooftops. It all makes Bramble feel wonderfully spooky. But Bramble's frisky-pretend-scary gait makes Maggie jumpy, and soon Bramble really is nervous. There are alarming new sights and sounds everywhere, like Mr. Dingle's scarec

Oct 22, 2014
Adventures in Flatfrost by Quinn, Jordan.

Adventures in Flatfrost

Mischief-makers Prince Lucas, his best friend Clara, and Ruskin the scarlet dragon learn to respect the hard work of others when they are sent to Flatfrost to fetch more ice from the giants who live there.

Oct 22, 2014