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Screaming at the ump by Vernick, Audrey.

Screaming at the ump

Twelve-year-old Casey lives with his father and grandfather at their family-run umpire school, and as he deals with middle school and his mother's unwelcome return, he stumbles on a sensational story that has him questioning his dream of becoming a journalist.

Apr 23, 2014
Stay where you are & then leave by Boyne, John, 1971- author.

Stay where you are & then leave

Four years after Alfie Summerfield's father left London to become a soldier in World War I he has not returned but Alfie, now nine, is shining shoes at King's Cross Station when he happens to learn that his father is at a nearby hospital being treated for shell shock.

Apr 23, 2014
The Pacific giants by Flitcroft, Jean.

The Pacific giants

"Vanessa discovers another beast, cadborosaurus willsi, or Caddy for short, off the west coast of Canada"--

Apr 23, 2014
Nick and Tesla's robot army rampage - a mystery with hoverbots, bristlebots, and other robots you can build yourself by Pflugfelder, Bob, 1967- author.

Nick and Tesla's robot army rampage - a mystery with hoverbots, bristlebots, and other robots you can build yourself

After a series of robberies strike Half Moon Bay, sibling sleuths Nick and Tesla build robots out of household objects in order to catch the culprits.

Apr 23, 2014
Fairy tales from Hans Christian Andersen by Andersen, H. C. (Hans Christian), 1805-1875.

Fairy tales from Hans Christian Andersen

Presents nine of Andersen's well-known tales: The Emperor's New Clothes, The Princess on the Pea, Thumbelina, The Ugly Duckling, The Tinderbox, The Shepherdess and the Chimney Sweep, The Little Match Girl, The Nightingale, and The Little Mermaid.

Apr 23, 2014
Hooey Higgins and the tremendous trousers by Voake, Steve, author.

Hooey Higgins and the tremendous trousers

The inventive skills of Hooey Higgins and his friends are put to the test in an adventure that compels them to invent super-protective pants that they hope will safeguard them from crocodiles, flying toffee apples, and log-flume malfunctions.

Apr 23, 2014
A cast is the perfect accessory (and other lessons I've learned) by Gutknecht, Allison, author.

A cast is the perfect accessory (and other lessons I've learned)

"Eight-year-old Mandy Berr is spirited, sassy, and determined to shine--even if she's not the center of attention! After learning the hard way that polka dot underwear and white pants are not the best combination, Mandy Berr has gotten over that fashion faux pas, and has (almost) recoverd from not being named George Washington in the recent Presidential Pagent. But just when things seem like they might be back in her favor, her former nemesis, Natalie, manages to steal Mandy's spotlight--again.

Apr 23, 2014
The stowaways by Marentette, Meghan, 1974- author.

The stowaways

The Stowaways aren't like the other Weedle mice. They are inventive and curious, they go on adventures, and they are much too clever for their own good. In fact, everyone knows that Grampa Stowaway was killed in a trap on one of his adventures. So who would want to associate with a family like that? There's something else about the Stowaways. They keep secrets. Rory has made friends with a bird their natural enemy and his twin brother, Morgan, dreams of sailing away. But Gran has the biggest sec

Apr 23, 2014
Ultimate showdown by Patterson, James, 1947- author.

Ultimate showdown

Opinionated siblings Rafe and Georgia Khatchadorian debate a variety of topics relating to the ups and downs of middle school life and encourage readers to add their own contributions through write-in games and activities.

Apr 23, 2014
The riverman by Starmer, Aaron, 1976-

The riverman

"The first book in a trilogy about a girl who claims she is visiting a parallel universe where a nefarious being called The Riverman is stealing the souls of children and the boy she asks to write her biography because she fears her soul may be next"--

Apr 23, 2014
Kingdom Keepers VII - The insider by Pearson, Ridley, author.

Kingdom Keepers VII - The insider

Deception and betrayal rock the Kingdom Keepers as the merciless group of Disney villains known as the Overtakers stage an unexpected comeback. But a discovery by the Keepers provides them with one hope of victory -- a lost icon.

Apr 23, 2014
File under- 13 suspicious incidents by Snicket, Lemony.

File under- 13 suspicious incidents

"Called upon to investigate thirteen suspicious incidents in Stain'd-by-the-Sea, young Lemony Snicket collects clues, questions witnesses, and cracks every case"--

Apr 23, 2014
Beyond the door by McQuerry, Maureen, 1955-

Beyond the door

When mythical creatures appear, a mystery of unparalleled proportions begins to unfold for Timothy, his sister Sarah, and school bully Jessica, who must defeat the powers of the Darkness.

Apr 23, 2014
Aftershock by Walden, Mark, author.


Scheming, extorting, menacing and general evilness are nothing new in the world of villainy - indeed it's expected. But there are codes of conduct. Until now. In an attempt to purge the Global League of Villainous Enterprises of its more destructive elements, Dr Nero has underestimated the cunning and resources of those who oppose him. Meanwhile, Otto and the rest of the Alpha stream have been sent to begin their most feared exercise: The Hunt, in the icy wastes of Siberia. But there is a traito

Apr 23, 2014
Operation Fireball by Farber, Erica.

Operation Fireball

Fish Finelli and his friends are fixing up their boat, the Fireball, for the Captain Kidd Classic race, and more than anything Fish wants to beat Bryce, the local bully, but a local girl named Clementine is complicating his plans for the race.

Apr 23, 2014
Lost children of the far islands by Raabe, Emily.

Lost children of the far islands

After their mother falls mysteriously ill, eleven-year-old twins Gus and Leo and their mute younger sister, Ila, learn that they share their mother's ability to transform into animals, and to defeat the evil King of the Black Lakes, they must harness this newfound power.

Apr 23, 2014
Twister! - a terrifying tale of superstorms by Bos, Samone, author.

Twister! - a terrifying tale of superstorms

"When Jeremy visits his twin cousins Jack and Flash in Oklahoma, he gets a big surprise: they're storm chasers! They live in a region called Tornado Alley, an area with more tornadoes than anywhere else in the world. Jack and Flash travel around Tornado Alley looking for tornadoes, and Jeremy is coming with them on their next mission. In Twister! Jeremy and his cousins encounter giant hailstones, awesome lightning, and funnel clouds, but will they get to see a tornado face-to-face? And will they

Apr 23, 2014
The magic trap by Davies, Jacqueline, 1962-, author.

The magic trap

"A magic show, card tricks, and a disappearing rabbit named Professor Hoffman--the Treski kids are at it again as they try to put on a show in the face of an approaching hurricane. But nothing prepares them for what blows into town next: their long-lost dad"--

Apr 23, 2014
The spy catchers of Maple Hill by Blakemore, Megan Frazer.

The spy catchers of Maple Hill

Hazel Kaplansky and new student Samuel Butler investigate rumors that a Russian spy has infiltrated their small Vermont town, amidst the fervor of Cold War era McCarthyism, but more is revealed than they could ever have imagined.

Apr 23, 2014
Ghoulfriends 'til the end by Daneshvari, Gitty, author.

Ghoulfriends 'til the end

It is bad times at Monster High because a secret organization of older monsters is determined to preserve their hierarchy, and it is up to the ghoulfriends--Rochelle, Rebecca, and Venus--to stop ASOME, protect their school, and rescue their friends.

Apr 23, 2014