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A snicker of magic by Lloyd, Natalie, author.

A snicker of magic

The Pickles are new to Midnight Gulch, Tennessee, a town which legend says was once magic-- but Felicity is convinced the magic is still there, and, with the help of her new friend Jonah the Beedle, she hopes to bring the magic back.

May 3, 2015
Echo - a novel by Ryan, Pam Muñoz, author.

Echo - a novel

Lost in the Black Forest, Otto meets three mysterious sisters and finds himself entwined in a prophecy, a promise, and a harmonica--and decades later three children, Friedrich in Germany, Mike in Pennsylvania, and Ivy in California find themselves caught up in the same thread of destiny in the darkest days of the twentieth century, struggling to keep their families intact, and tied together by the music of the same harmonica.

May 3, 2015
Pieces and players by Balliett, Blue, 1955- author.

Pieces and players

Thirteen pieces of valuable art have been stolen. The kids have been drawn in by the very mysterious Mrs. Sharpe, who may be playing her own kind of game with the clues. And it's not just Mrs. Sharpe who's acting suspiciously--there's a ghost who mingles with the guards in the museum, a cat who acts like a spy, and bystanders in black jackets who keep popping up.

May 3, 2015
Rain reign by Martin, Ann M., 1955- author.

Rain reign

"Rose Howard is obsessed with homonyms. She's thrilled that her own name is a homonym, and she purposely gave her dog Rain a name with two homonyms (Reign, Rein), which, according to Rose's rules of homonyms, is very special. Not everyone understands Rose's obsessions, her rules, and the other things that make her different - not her teachers, not other kids, and not her single father. When a storm hits their rural town, rivers overflow, the roads are flooded, and Rain goes missing. Rose's fathe

May 3, 2015
Spirit animals. 7, The evertree by Lu, Marie, 1984- author.

Spirit animals. 7, The evertree

"Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan were once ordinary kids. Then they discovered that they had spirit animals-wise and powerful partners who granted them with amazing gifts...and a legendary responsibility. Together, the team has journeyed across Erdas, racing to stop a merciless foe. They have laughed and fought together. They've won challenges and lost friends. Some have even lost themselves. Now that journey is about to end. They must reach a place forgotten by time and face off against an anc

May 3, 2015
Vacation under the volcano by Osborne, Mary Pope, author, narrator.

Vacation under the volcano

Eight-year-old Jack and his younger sister Annie find a magic treehouse. They are whisked back to Ancient Rome and a town called Pompeii the very day Mt. Vesuvius erupts.

May 3, 2015