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How to outrun a crocodile when your shoes are untied by Keating, Jess.

How to outrun a crocodile when your shoes are untied

When twelve-year-old Ana's zoologist parents move the whole family into the zoo, the Sneers--the clan of carnivorous female predators in her class--have even more ammunition to make her life miserable, although she tries to act like a chameleon and fade into the background.

Jul 13, 2014
Hunter Moran Digs Deep by Giff, Patricia Reilly/ Sheban, Chris (ILT)

Hunter Moran Digs Deep

Jul 11, 2014
In the shadow of the volcano by Jenner, Caryn, author.

In the shadow of the volcano

Discovering that a reawakened Mount Vesuvius is about to erupt, a modern volcanologist and her son warn a reluctant mayor to cancel a festival and evacuate villagers in time, in a story complemented by diary entries, recipes, and poems.

Jul 13, 2014
Jim Averbeck presents A Hitch at the Fairmont by Averbeck, Jim.

Jim Averbeck presents A Hitch at the Fairmont

When his aunt is kidnapped, an eleven-year-old boy staying at San Francisco's Fairmont Hotel in 1956 tries to find her, with the help of Alfred Hitchcock.

Jul 7, 2014
Judy Moody, mood Martian by McDonald, Megan, author.

Judy Moody, mood Martian

When it is "Backward Day," Judy must turn her usual sour mood upside down and be happy and nice for a change.

Jul 13, 2014
Just Grace gets crafty by Harper, Charise Mericle.

Just Grace gets crafty

"There's a new crossing guard in town named Marie who needs a bit of help making friends, a fun substitute teacher for Miss Lois, and most exciting, Grace and Mimi are going to have their own table at the craft fair"--

Jul 13, 2014
Kate the great...except when she's not by Becker, Suzy.

Kate the great...except when she's not

Fifth-grader Kate faces a challenge when her mother asks her to be especially nice to Nora, a classmate and fellow flute player who is sometimes mean.

Jul 13, 2014
Knot too shabby! by Taylor, Chloe, author.

Knot too shabby!

Zoey is excited about her summer plans that include a chance to meet her favorite designer and her first time at camp.

Jul 13, 2014
Leroy Ninker Saddles Up - Tales from Deckawoo Drive, Volume One by DiCamillo, Kate/ Van Dusen, Chris (ILT)

Leroy Ninker Saddles Up - Tales from Deckawoo Drive, Volume One

Jul 13, 2014
Libby's Sweet Surprise by Schroeder, Lisa

Libby's Sweet Surprise

Jul 13, 2014
Life on Mars by Brown, Jennifer, 1972-

Life on Mars

Twelve-year-old Arcturus Betelgeuse Chambers' quest to find life on other planets seems at an end when his parents decide to move to Las Vegas, but while they look for a house he stays with his neighbor, an astronaut who soon becomes a friend.

Jul 13, 2014
Lightning Rod faces the Cyclops Queen by Beakman, Onk, 1973- author.

Lightning Rod faces the Cyclops Queen

Lightning Rod, the hero of the clouds, travels beyond the Sea of Storms to battle the Cyclops Queen.

Jul 13, 2014
Lion by Stone, Jeff.

Lion

Betrayed by his uncle, Dr. V., Ryan must rely on his friends to help him recover and rebuild his life but Dr. V's confederates think the four friends still know too much and follow them to California to silence them.

Jul 13, 2014
Lizzie! by Kumin, Maxine, 1925-2014.

Lizzie!

A bright, curious girl in a wheelchair who enjoys visiting a petting zoo in her Florida town uncovers a mystery surrounding a shack full of screeching monkeys.

Jul 9, 2014
Loot - how to steal a fortune by Watson, Jude, author.

Loot - how to steal a fortune

When Alfie McQuinn, the notorious jewel thief, is killed on a job, his last words to his son, March, are to "find jewels" and this instruction leads the boy to Jules, the twin sister he never knew he had--and the perfect partner to carry on the family business.

Jul 13, 2014
Lucky Me by Callaghan, Cindy

Lucky Me

Jul 13, 2014
Maddie's dream by Hapka, Cathy.

Maddie's dream

"Madison "Maddie" Martinez loves her weekly riding lessons, and she loves working with her favorite horse, Cloudy, every time. So she is shocked when she finds out Cloudy's former owners might want to buy her back! Maddie desperately concocts various plans to stop the sale: maybe she can raise money to buy Cloudy herself, or what if she can make the potential buyers lose interest? Maddie's online Pony Post friends--Brooke Rhodes, Hayley Duncan, Nina Peralt, who all share a love of Chincoteague p

Jul 13, 2014
Maggie Malone and the mostly magical boots by McCarthy, Jenna.

Maggie Malone and the mostly magical boots

Devastated about having to change middle schools mid-year, Maggie gets a taste of a very different life when the ugly boots Aunt Fi sends for her birthday allow her to spend a day in the life of pop sensation Becca Star.

Jul 13, 2014
Maggie Malone and the mostly magical boots by McCarthy, Jenna.

Maggie Malone and the mostly magical boots

Devastated about having to change middle schools mid-year, Maggie Malone gets a taste of a very different life when the ugly boots Aunt Fi sends for her birthday allow her to spend a day in the life of pop sensation Becca Star.

Jul 7, 2014
Magic Delivery by Smith, Clete Barrett/ Dziekan, Michal (ILT)

Magic Delivery

Jul 13, 2014