Sep 25, 2016
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FORESTBEAST
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A quest to save a young girl’s father in: LEGEND OF THE FOREST BEAST

By Don M. Winn

4.0

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Three boys and a girl go on a quest to find Layla’s kidnapped father.

GROWSAYNO
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A kid’s guide to healthy and holistic eating in: IF IT DOES NOT GROW SAY NO

By Kerry Alison Wekelo

5.0

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IF IT DOES NOT GROW SAY NO: Eatable Activities for Kids by Kerry Alison Wekelo is an activity book for kids that teaches a holistic approach to healthy eating.

ZOMBIES2
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A young boy becomes a hero when his hometown gets overtaken by grotesque creatures in: MONSTER ZOMBIES ARE COMING FOR JOHNNY

By A.M. Shah

3.0

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Upon discovering that monster zombies are suddenly populating their school, a young boy named Johnny and his best friend, Alex, have an incredibly eventful day and in the process of getting to the bottom of the case, must try to make it out alive.

HAYLEY
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A young girl faces ridicule and bullying about her birthmark in: HAYLEY’S COURAGE

By Linda M. Steiner

5.0

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A true story of one little girl’s courage amid adversity.

KINGDOMSUNMOON
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Human and animal kingdoms interact in: THE KINGDOM OF THE SUN AND THE MOON

By Lowell H. Press

5.0

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Nesbit, an outspoken mouse, is banished to the Forest of Lost Life because he says that the König, king of Kingdom of the Double-headed Eagle, is stupid for demanding more Essen (food) from the famished colonies.

HECTOR
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A child gets to the heart of heroism in: HECTOR’S HEROIC DAY

By Patrick Jones

5.0

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A young boy badly wants to be a hero – but what kind?

DEWEY
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A Feline Finds A Way to Catch A Criminal in: INSPECTOR DEWEY

By Kristen Heimerl, illustrated by Irene Bofill

4.5

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“Inspector” Dewey is a clever cat. In this sweet children’s story, he reveals how he solved the crime that gained him the title “Hero of Hampshire.”

BEES2
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A girl’s discovery of bees inspires respect for nature in: BEES IN LORETTA’S BONNET

By Lois Wickstrom (author) and Francie Mion (artist)

4.0

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Upon discovering a nest of woodcutter bees in the winter woodpile, Loretta loses her bonnet to a gust of wind, but spring brings the promise of pollinated plants—and a surprise in a found bonnet.

NOTHANDO
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A girl’s trek to a festival becomes a journey to self discovery in: NOTHANDO’S JOURNEY

By Jill Aperson Manly, illustrated by Alyssa casey

4.5

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A young girl in Swaziland, as her journey to a very important festival turns into one of self-discovery in this beautifully illustrated and dynamic children’s story.

STONES
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Two children solve mysterious legends and suspicious characters: MARTIN MCMILLAN AND THE SACRED STONES

By Elaine Russell

4.5

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Skateboarding duo Martin McMillan and his best friend Isabel, children of archeologists and historians who travel the world.

DUDLEY
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Empowering sage advice as to living our lives and treating others well in: D IS FOR DUDLEY & OTHER NATURE TALES

By Ron Chandler

3.0

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D IS FOR DUDLEY & OTHER NATURE TALES is an entertaining children’s short story collection about animals that share their lessons on life.

OZ
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A hound at Hotel Del Coronado shares history with a little girl in: OZ, DOG OF THE DEL

By Taylor Baldwin Kiland

3.0

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A dachshund who lives at the Hotel Del Coronado escorts a little girl named Izzy around the island, introducing her to famous people and events.

Benjamin2
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Cooperation and friendship are the key to a safe return in BENJAMIN BIRDIE’S FIRST FLIGHT

By Michael Dotsikas

4.5

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An impatient little bird is determined to get the early worm leaves its nest too early in this charming children’s story about cooperation.

BEARD
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It’s a pirate’s life in: CAPTAIN NO-BEARD

By Carole P Roman

4.5

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In this delightful journey, Captain No Beard takes children to the world of pirates and reveals the possibilities of imagination.

AVERAGE
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Experiences in an alternate universe create a wake up call in an average student’s life in: KING OF AVERAGE

By Gary Schwartz

5.0

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While on a quest to be a mediocre king in a parallel universe, an underachieving preteen discovers that there’s more to life than being average.

SCEPTRE
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Magic, mystery and a dangerous quest in THE QUEEN’S SCEPTRE

By Robbie Scott

4.0

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A nine-year-old boy, his best friend Gloria, and his oddball father, the magician Ethan-il-Fabuloso, find a mysterious artifact – and then must figure out how to get it back where it belongs.

Hayley
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A young girl faces ridicule and bullying about her birthmark in: HAYLEY’S COURAGE

By Linda M. Steiner

5.0

IR Rating

A true story of one little girl’s courage amid adversity.

BAT
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A young boy practices and learns baseball in: MAGIC BAT DAY

By Kevin Christofora, Dale Tangeman (Illustrator)

4.0

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Colorful pictures, a talking baseball, and interactive questions make fun teaching tools for introducing the sport to novice players.

SCAVENGER
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Aphabetical items and good manners in: Sharky Marky and The Scavenger Hunt (An Alphabetic Adventure)

By Lance Olsen and Thomas Perry

3.0

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Sharky Marky is off on a scavenger hunt in this light children’s rhyming story that demonstrates good behavior.

BigRace
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Cheers for playing fair in: SHARKY MARKY AND THE BIG RACE

By Lance Olsen and Thomas Perry

3.0

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It’s a countdown to the finish line, but the winner is NOT the one who cheats in this children’s story about playing by the rules.

Nickerbacher
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The best stand-up dragon for the job – Nickerbacher, The Funniest Dragon

By Terry John Barto

5.0

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A heartfelt dragon goes against social conventions to pursue his dream of being a professional comic.

Abracadabra
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Mummy’s the word in: Abracadabra Tut

By Page McBrier

5.0

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Fletcher Perry, a somewhat nerdy middle school student and amateur magician is the unexpected recipient of an Egyptian coffin that was sold at an auction.

Pierats
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Stakes get higher and the quest continues in: The Island of Destiny (Pie Rats Book 3)

By Cameron Stelzer

5.0

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Whisker and the Pie Rat crew are back in the third installment of this delightful middle grade series, Pie Rats. Whisker’s family is still missing, and he finds himself taking on twin quests.

Muses
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The Muses: Escaping Montague Manor

By N.L. McEvoy

4.0

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Ten-year-old Sarah and her twelve-year-old brother Nickolas leave their happy home in Silver Springs, Colorado to live with their mysterious Great Aunt Vivian in an enchanted mansion in Sydney, Australia.