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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 17, 2014
Semper fido by London, C. Alexander.

Semper fido

Gus Dempsey is a newly trained dog handler in the United States Marine Corps, and when he is deployed to Afghanistan he is paired with Loki, a bomb-sniffing black Labrador with a mischievous streak.

Apr 17, 2014
Showdown at the Alamo by Greenhut, Josh.

Showdown at the Alamo

Autograph-seekers interfere with Stanley Lambchop's hopes for a fun vacation with friends while sightseeing in Texas.

Apr 17, 2014
Showdown at the Alamo by Greenhut, Josh.

Showdown at the Alamo

Autograph-seekers interfere with Stanley Lambchop's hopes for a fun vacation with friends while sightseeing in Texas.

Apr 15, 2014
Smasher by Bly, Scott, author.

Smasher

Charlie, a math genius with otherworldly skills, is plucked out of his own time by Geneva, a bionic girl from the future, and recruited to help defeat Gramercy Foxx, a tycoon who plans to unleash a deadly biological computer virus that will enslave the world--and the two children have only twenty days to accomplish their task.

Apr 17, 2014
Something upstairs by Avi, 1937-

Something upstairs

"When 12-year-old Kenny Huldorf moves to Providence, Rhode Island, he quickly discovers that his attic bedroom is haunted! Night after night Kenny watches as glowing smoke rises from the floor to sculpt the form of a troubled spirit. The ghost--a teenage slave named Caleb--summons Kenny back in time to correct a century-old injustice. Kenny soon finds that his fate is entangled with Caleb's murder. Will he be able to right the wrong? Or will he remain forever trapped in history?"--P.[4] of cover

Apr 17, 2014
Space rocks! by O'Donnell, Tom.

Space rocks!

Chorkle narrates the adventures of Earth children Hollins, Becky, Nicki, and Little Gus, marooned on his asteroid, Gelo, as he watches over them with his fives eyes, teaches them to fight a ferocious thyss-cat, and seeks a way to get them home.

Apr 17, 2014
Space rocks! by O'Donnell, Tom.

Space rocks!

Chorkle narrates the adventures of Earth children Hollins, Becky, Nicki, and Little Gus, marooned on his asteroid, Gelo, as he watches over them with his fives eyes, teaches them to fight a ferocious thyss-cat, and seeks a way to get them home.

Apr 15, 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 17, 2014
Steering toward normal by Petruck, Rebecca.

Steering toward normal

Newfound half-brother Wayne threatens eighth-grader Diggy's chances at the Minnesota State Fair steer competition, horns in on his girl, and rattles his easy relationship with Pop.

Apr 17, 2014
Stolen children by Kehret, Peg.

Stolen children

Fourteen-year-old Amy's excitement over her first babysitting job ends when she and her three-year-old charge are kidnapped, but a daily videorecording sent to little Kendra's parents allows Amy to send clues, in hopes of being rescued before the kidnappers decide they no longer need her.

Apr 17, 2014
Strays by London, C. Alexander, author.

Strays

As American troops are being pulled out of Vietnam, young soldier Chuck goes AWOL when he learns that the Army intends to euthanize his companion, military working dog Ajax.

Apr 17, 2014
Suitcase of stars by Baccalario, Pierdomenico, author.

Suitcase of stars

Finley McPhee is an ordinary thirteen-year-old living outside a small town in northern Scotland--until he meets Aiby Lily and is caught up in the deadly, centuries-old fight for ownership of the Enchanted Emporium, where genuinely magical items are safely stored.

Apr 17, 2014
Sunny Sweet is so dead meat by Mann, Jennifer Ann.

Sunny Sweet is so dead meat

When Sunny Sweet, age six, devises a science experiment that requires her big sister Masha to look weird all day, Masha will try almost anything to get them home from the science fair without causing a scene.

Apr 17, 2014
Susan Marcus bends the rules by Cutler, Jane.

Susan Marcus bends the rules

"As a New York-to-Missouri transplant in 1943, ten-year-old Susan Marcus discovers a world of prejudice right in her own backyard and makes a small but courageous stand toward equality"--

Apr 17, 2014
Terrors of the deep by Lock, Deborah, author.

Terrors of the deep

Marine biologists Dom and Jake explore the deepest ocean trenches in the world, where they encounter unique sea creatures, in a book describing the history of deep sea submersibles and the sea life that lives in the deepest parts of the ocean.

Apr 17, 2014
The 26-story treehouse by Griffiths, Andy, 1961- author.

The 26-story treehouse

Apr 17, 2014
The ACB with Honora Lee by De Goldi, Kate, 1959- author.

The ACB with Honora Lee

Visiting her memory-impaired grandmother at a rest home every week, Perry discovers that her grandmother has an unconventional interest in the alphabet and becomes involved in a group project to make a personalized alphabet book.

Apr 17, 2014
The Battle of Darcy Lane by Altebrando, Tara

The Battle of Darcy Lane

Apr 17, 2014
The big bad blackout by McDonald, Megan.

The big bad blackout

As Hurricane Elmer hits, Judy, Stink, and the entire Moody clan hunker down and ride out the storm, but when the power goes out, Grandma Lou proposes some activities to pass the time in the dark.

Apr 14, 2014