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Secrets of the dragon tomb by Samphire, Patrick, author.

Secrets of the dragon tomb

While dreaming of being a spy like those in his favorite magazine, twelve-year-old Edward has been stuck holding his eccentric family together but when his parents are kidnapped, he leads his sisters and cousin in an effort to rescue them across the danger-filled landscape of nineteenth-century Mars.

Feb 11, 2016
Secrets of Bearhaven. Book 1 by Rocha, K. E., author.

Secrets of Bearhaven. Book 1

When Spencer Plain's uncle pulls him out of school, and they find themselves being chased by a strange car, Spencer does not know what is going on--but soon he is rescued from the woods by a bear, and taken to Bearhaven, a secret refuge his parents created, filled with bears who can talk, where, desperate to find his parents, he and a bear cub named Kate decide to take matters into their own hands.

Feb 11, 2016
Scarlet discovers true strength by Zappa, Shana Muldoon, author.

Scarlet discovers true strength

"Scarlet has been keeping to herself. But she is convinced that her removal from the Star Darlings was a terrible mistake. With Vega's help she starts an investigation. Meanwhile, Ophelia is chosen to go on a Wishworld mission, for which she is hopelessly unprepared. Will Scarlet be the one to rescue Ophelia and the mission?"--Page [4] of cover.

Feb 11, 2016
Saving Wonder by Knight, Mary, (E. Mary), author.

Saving Wonder

Curley Hines has lost his father, mother, and brother to coal mining, and now he lives with his grandfather in the Appalachian mountains of Wonder Gap, Kentucky--but when the mining company prepares to destroy their mountain he must use the words his grandfather has taught him to save Red Hawk Mountain, even if it means losing the life he loves.

Feb 11, 2016
Savanna showdown by Earhart, Kristin, author.

Savanna showdown

"When the teams take on the African savanna, the competition heats up, and Mari starts to feel the pressure. She's never been the strongest or the fastest racer. Sure, she knows almost everything about lions and rhinos and zebras. But facts can only get the team so far. She better keep up, or she might let her friends down. Because the finish line is in sight, and Team Red wants to win!" --

Feb 7, 2016
Sara lost and found by Castleman, Virginia.

Sara lost and found

When their mother abandons them and their father ends up in jail again, ten-year-old Sara and her mentally troubled sister are thrust back into the foster care system.

Feb 11, 2016
Sadness saves the day by West, Tracey, 1965- author.

Sadness saves the day

After accidentally leaving headquarters, Sadness travels through Riley's mind, in a book where readers choose what happens next, with twenty possible outcomes.

Feb 11, 2016
Rumble of the coaster ghost by Cummings, Troy, author.

Rumble of the coaster ghost

Alexander's class is going on a field trip to an amusement park called Safety Land with really slow, boring rides--but this is Stermont, and when a weird magician tells Alexander and his friends that the roller coaster is haunted things start to get a lot more interesting.

Feb 11, 2016
Rudolfo Anaya's The Farolitos of Christmas - with "Season of Renewal" and "A Child's Christmas in New Mexico, 1944" by Anaya, Rudolfo A.

Rudolfo Anaya's The Farolitos of Christmas - with "Season of Renewal" and "A Child's Christmas in New Mexico, 1944"

"Rudolfo Anaya, revered as one of the founders of Chicano literature, is a native son of New Mexico. This is his collection of Christmas memorias from rural New Mexico in the 1940s. Some of the traditions he beautifully describes--such as lighting farolitos and eating posole, tamales, and biscochitos on Christmas Eve--are still alive and well but others are all but lost. This book opens with the classic story The Farolitos of Christmas, presented here with new illustrations by Amy Cordova"--

Feb 4, 2016
Ruby Lee and Me by Hitchcock, Shannon.

Ruby Lee and Me

When a formerly segregated North Carolina town hires its first African-American teacher in 1969, two girls--one black, one white--confront the prejudice that challenges their friendship.

Feb 11, 2016
Ruby Fuzzybrush's star dance by Meadows, Daisy, author.

Ruby Fuzzybrush's star dance

When Grizelda's black dragon finds a way to keep Friendship Forest dark by preventing the Fuzzybrush fox family from performing their dance that wakes the stars, Lily and Jess help Ruby Fuzzybrush try to reverse the spell and save the forest.

Feb 11, 2016
Rosie Gigglepip's lucky escape by Meadows, Daisy, author.

Rosie Gigglepip's lucky escape

Lily and Jess help Rosie the guinea pig rescue her family and Friendship Forest from a storm dragon that has taken over the magical windmill that controls the forest's breezes.

Feb 11, 2016
Rock candy treasure by Perelman, Helen, author.

Rock candy treasure

Meeting a tiny lost gnome who needs help finding her way back home, Melli the Caramel Fairy journeys with fellow Candy Fairy helpers to the Rock Candy Caves, where they discover rocks that the gnomes cannot mine with their broken tools.

Feb 11, 2016
Rita the frog princess fairy by Meadows, Daisy, author.

Rita the frog princess fairy

Rachel and Kirsty are excited to attend the special Fairy Tale Festival at TipTop Castle, but when Jack Frost steals Rita's magic charm, the fairy is hopping mad.

Feb 11, 2016
Rise of the wolf by Nielsen, Jennifer A., author.

Rise of the wolf

Now a driver in the chariot races, Nic is still a target of the Praetors because of the magical amulet he found, and they will do anything to get their hands on it--and meanwhile Atroxia is beginning to wake up.

Feb 11, 2016
Rise of the Ragged Clover by Durham, Paul/ Antonsson, Petur (ILT)

Rise of the Ragged Clover

Feb 11, 2016
Red moon rising by Holt, K. A.

Red moon rising

"When space-farmer Rae is kidnapped by the native inhabitants of her moon, she is trained to become a warrior. But can she attack her own people?"--

Feb 11, 2016
Recess is a jungle! by Chabert, Jack, author.

Recess is a jungle!

At the end of recess at Eerie Elementary, everything on the school grounds suddenly comes alive and turns into a fog-filled jungle maze intent on trapping and disposing of hall monitor Sam Graves and his friends Antonio and Lucy.

Feb 11, 2016
Ravenous by Connolly, MarcyKate


Feb 11, 2016
Quest maker by McKay, Laurie, author.

Quest maker

When mysterious magic transported Prince Caden from the Greater Realm to seemingly normal Asheville, North Carolina, he was shocked to discover it was home to the most dangerous villains ever banished from his homeland. And that a great and powerful Elderdragon rules them all. Now Caden suspects that dark forces are conspiring on both sides of the magical divide between his world and this one. The Elderdragon gives Caden a quest: uncover the dangerous plan and protect the Greater Realm from bani

Feb 11, 2016