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Crescendo

Author: Becca Fitzpatrick Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description The sequel to the New York Times Best selling phenomenon, Hush, Hush!  Nora should have know her life was far from perfect. Despite starting a relationship with her guardian angel, Patch (who, title aside, can be described anything but angelic), and surviving an attempt […]

Starfire Angels (Starfire Angels: Dark Angel Chronicles Book 1)

Author: Melanie Nilles Publisher: Prairie Star Publishing Product Description 2011 EPIC Ebook Award Finalist They’ve been coming here for thousands of years, using Earth as a sanctuary to escape threats from their own kind. Mankind knows them as angels, and one of them left a child upon her death to be raised as a human. […]

14 Cows for America

Author: Carmen Agra Deedy Publisher: Peachtree Publishers Product Description In June of 2002, a very unusual ceremony begins in a far-flung village in western Kenya. An American diplomat is surrounded by hundreds of Maasai people. A gift is about to be bestowed on the American men, women, and children, and he is there to accept […]

Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark

Rating: (7 reviews) Author: Ridley Pearson Publisher: Hyperion Book CH Product Description Featuring a new paperback cover to match hardcover of Kingdom Keepers II:   In this fantastical thriller, five young teens tapped as models for theme park “guides” find themselves pitted against Disney villains and witches that threaten both the future of Walt Disney […]

The 39 Clues: Book 9

Author: Linda Sue Park Publisher: Scholastic Inc. Product Description This title is from “The New York Times” bestselling series. On the hunt for the 39 Clues, Amy and Dan Cahill uncovered shocking information about their past – from what happened the night their parents died to the shattering discovery about their family branch. But the […]

Monday with a Mad Genius (Magic Tree House, No. 38)

Rating: (15 reviews) Author: Mary Pope Osborne Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Product Description In Monday with a Mad Genius, travel with Jack and Annie to Italy in the Renaissance, a time when every new morning brought with it the promise of artistic and scientific wonder. There, they meet none other than Leonardo […]

The 39 Clues: Book 8

Author: Gordan Korman Publisher: Scholastic Inc. Product Description This is the “New York Times” bestselling series. As the race to find the 39 Clues builds to its explosive finish, Amy and Dan must steal a Clue guarded by thousands of the world’s best soldiers. With their enemies closing in, the siblings are separated. Together, they […]

Elijah’s Angel: A Story for Chanukah and Christmas

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Michael J. Rosen Publisher: Voyager Books Product Description Michael and Elijah are friends, but when Elijah gives Michael one of his special carved angels, Michael doesn’t know what to do. How can be possibly take home a Christmas angel–a forbidden graven image–especially on Chanukah? Full color. Amazon.com Review A child’s vision […]

Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Publisher: Candlewick Product Description More than one hundred leading authors and illustrators donate their talents in a creative tour de force that is making history. Conceived and co-created by the National Children’s Book and Literary Alliance, this incomparable collection of essays, personal accounts, historical fiction, and poetry melds with an equally […]

Night World No. 2: Dark Angel; The Chosen; Soulmate (Night World)

Author: L.J. Smith Publisher: Simon Pulse Product Description Vampires, werewolves, witches, shapeshifters — they live among us without our knowledge. Night World is their secret society, a secret society with very strict rules. And falling in love breaks all the laws of the Night World. In Dark Angel, Gillian is saved from drowning by her […]

A Smart Girls Guide to Boys: Surviving Crushes, Staying True to Yourself & Other Stuff (American Girl Library)

Rating: (19 reviews) Author: Nancy Holyoke Publisher: American Girl Publishing Inc

The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel

Rating: (70 reviews) Author: Michael Scott Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers Product Description He holds the secret that can end the world. The truth: Nicholas Flamel was born in Paris on September 28, 1330. Nearly 700 years later, he is acknowledged as the greatest Alchemyst of his day. It is said that he discovered […]

A Young People’s History of the United States, Vol. 1: Columbus to the Robber Barons

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Howard Zinn Publisher: Seven Stories Press Product Description Praise for A People’s History of the United States: “Professor Zinn writes with an enthusiasm rarely encountered in the leaden prose of academic history, and his text is studded with telling quotations from labor leaders, war resisters and fugitive slaves. There are vivid […]

Magic Tree House #37: Dragon of the Red Dawn (A Stepping Stone Book(TM))

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Mary Pope Osborne Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Product Description Merlin the Magician will not eat or sleep or speak to anyone in Camelot. What can be done? The enchantress Morgan knows who to ask for help: young Jack and Annie of Frog Creek, Pennsylvania! The brother-and-sister team quickly […]

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle (rpkg) (HarperClassics)

Rating: (406 reviews) Author: Avi Publisher: HarperTrophy Product Description A vicious captain, a mutinous crew — and a young girl caught in the middle Not every thirteen-year-old girl is accused of murder, brought to trial, and found guilty. But I was just such a girl, and my story is worth relating even if it did […]

The Next Place

Rating: (140 reviews) Author: Warren Hanson Publisher: Waldman House Press

The Neverending Story

Rating: (256 reviews) Author: Michael Ende Publisher: Dutton Juvenile

The Seeing Stone (The Spiderwick Chronicles, Book 2)

Rating: (64 reviews) Author: Holly Black Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Amazon.com In the Spiderwick Chronicles’ second book, things get even more exciting–and kind of scary–for the Grace kids, as the strange faerie world hinted at in The Field Guide blooms to full life around them. After making tentative peace with Thimbletack (a coveralled […]

Magic Tree House #40: Eve of the Emperor Penguin (A Stepping Stone Book(TM))

Author: Mary Pope Osborne Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Product Description JACK AND ANNIE continue their quest for the secrets of happiness—secrets they need to save Merlin. This time, the Magic Tree House takes them to the one continent they haven’t visited before: Antarctica! What can they hope to learn about happiness in […]

The Giving Tree (Slipcased Mini Edition)

Rating: (581 reviews) Author: Shel Silverstein Publisher: HarperCollins Amazon.com To say that this particular apple tree is a “giving tree” is an understatement. In Shel Silverstein’s popular tale of few words and simple line drawings, a tree starts out as a leafy playground, shade provider, and apple bearer for a rambunctious little boy. Making the […]

Swimmy (Knopf Children’s Paperbacks)

Rating: (23 reviews) Author: Leo Lionni Publisher: Dragonfly Books Book Description Illus. in color. “An exquisite picture book. A little fish, the lone survivor of a school of fish swallowed by a tuna, devises a plan to camouflage himself and his new companions.”–(starred) School Library Journal.  

Arthur Spiderwick’s Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You: Movie Tie-in Edition (The Spiderwick Chronicles)

Rating: (49 reviews) Author: Holly Black Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Amazon.com Spiderwick fans will adore this gorgeous guidebook to the fantastical creatures featured in Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi’s spectacular series. The superdeluxe, lavishly illustrated “field guide” features 142 information-packed pages, 41 full-color plates, 6 spectacular gatefolds, 6 watercolor landscapes, scores of black-and-white […]

Happy New Year! / Kung-Hsi Fa-Ts’ai!

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Demi Publisher: Dragonfly Books Amazon.com “Happy Chinese New Year!” this lovely book exuberantly proclaims. Full of extraordinary, richly colorful illustrations resembling lacquered boxes, this book is as visually delicious as Demi’s previous books The Stonecutter and The Empty Pot. Children will love closely examining the flurry of activity associated with this […]

Elijah Of Buxton (Newbery Honor Book)

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Christopher Paul Curtis Publisher: Scholastic Press Book Description Eleven-year-old Elijah is the first child born into freedom in Buxton, Canada, a settlement of runaway slaves just over the border from Detroit. He’s best known in his hometown as the boy who made a memorable impression on Frederick Douglass. But things change […]

Dark Day in the Deep Sea (A Stepping Stone Book(TM))

Author: Mary Pope Osborne Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Book Description Jack and Annie continue their quest for the secrets of happiness–secrets they need if they’re going to save Merlin. But when the magic tree house leads them to a tiny deserted island in the middle of the ocean, they’re not sure who […]

Cajun Night Before Christmas (Night Before Christmas Series)

Rating: (17 reviews) Author: Trosclair Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company Book Description More than twenty-five years after its first appearance, “Cajun Night Before Christmas” has become a modern classic that has sold more than 490,000 copies and has served as the model for Pelican’s ongoing, best-selling “Night Before Christmas series.” The formula that started this success […]

A Scratch & Sniff Night Before Christmas (Scratch & Sniff)

Author: Clement C. Moore Publisher: Sterling Book Description Peppermints, popcorn, and hot apple cider: with a scratch and a sniff, Clement C. Moore’s perennial holiday favorite comes deliciously alive as never before. Populated by animal characters (including a bear-y merry St. Nick), every brightly illustrated spread features a different delectable Christmas smell for kids to […]

Magic Tree House #38: Monday with a Mad Genius (A Stepping Stone Book(TM))

Rating: (9 reviews) Author: Mary Pope Osborne Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Book Description JACK AND ANNIE are on a mission to save Merlin from his sorrows! Charged with finding the second of four secrets of happiness, the brother-and-sister team travel back in the magic tree house to the period known as the […]

Cajun Night Before Christmas (Miniature Edition)

Rating: (16 reviews) Author: Trosclair Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company Book Description More than twenty-five years after its first appearance, “Cajun Night Before Christmas” has become a modern classic that has sold more than 490,000 copies and has served as the model for Pelican’s ongoing, best-selling “Night Before Christmas series.” The formula that started this success […]

Lemony Snicket: The Unauthorized Autobiography (A Series of Unfortunate Events)

Rating: (133 reviews) Author: Lemony Snicket Publisher: HarperTrophy Amazon.com Lemony Snicket: The Unauthorized Autobiography is bizarre, abstruse (“a word which here means ‘cryptic’”), and truly entertaining. Would you expect anything less from the mystery man behind A Series of Unfortunate Events (The Bad Beginning, The Ersatz Elevator, etc.)? Virtually every detail of the volume has […]

Riding Freedom

Rating: (80 reviews) Author: Pam Munoz Ryan Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks

Titanic

Author: Martin Jenkins Publisher: Candlewick Book Description Unfold a spectacular 3-D model of the TITANIC — and read about her fateful rise and fall — in a gorgeous gift set including several novelty features. On April 14, 1912, the largest and finest ocean liner of the age struck an iceberg and sank to the icy […]

The Chronicles of Narnia Pop-up: Based on the Books by C. S. Lewis (Narnia)

Author: C. S. Lewis Publisher: HarperCollins Book Description C. S. Lewis’s classic Narnia books spring to life in the hands of award-winning paper engineer Robert Sabuda. Each of the seven books in the series has its own pop-up spread rendered in spectacular detail with stunning special effects. Experience a different adventure from Narnia on every […]

Dragons: A Pop-Up Book of Fantastic Adventures

Rating: (12 reviews) Author: Keith Moseley Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers Book Description Dragons are popular as never before—and here they pop up in fire-breathing action! Five dramatic dragon stories from around the world, including Beowulf and the Firedrake, St. George and the Dragon, and those from ancient China and Japan come to life, […]

Zen Shorts (Caldecott Honor Book)

Rating: (65 reviews) Author: Publisher: Scholastic Press Book Description “Michael,” said Karl. “There’s a really big bear in the backyard.” This is how three children meet Stillwater, a giant panda who moves into the neighborhood and tells amazing tales. To Addie he tells a story about the value of material goods. To Michael he pushes […]

Valiant: A Modern Tale of Faerie

Rating: (54 reviews) Author: Holly Black Publisher: Simon Pulse Book Description When seventeen-year-old Valerie runs away to New York City, she’s trying to escape a life that has utterly betrayed her. Sporting a new identity, she takes up with a gang of squatters who live in the city’s labyrinthine subway system. But there’s something eerily […]

The Alchemyst (Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel)

Rating: (44 reviews) Author: Michael Scott Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers Book Description He holds the secret that can end the world. The truth: Nicholas Flamel was born in Paris on September 28, 1330. Nearly 700 years later, he is acknowledged as the greatest Alchemyst of his day. It is said that he discovered […]

Dragon of the Red Dawn (A Stepping Stone Book(TM))

Rating: (28 reviews) Author: Mary Pope Osborne Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Book Description Merlin the Magician will not eat or sleep or speak to anyone in Camelot. What can be done? The enchantress Morgan knows who to ask for help: young Jack and Annie of Frog Creek, Pennsylvania! The brother-and-sister team quickly […]

Do Pirates Take Baths?

Rating: (8 reviews) Author: Kathy Tucker Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company

Whittington

Rating: (10 reviews) Author: Alan Armstrong Publisher: Yearling Book Description Whittington is a roughneck Tom who arrives one day at a barn full of rescued animals and asks for a place there. He spins for the animals—as well as for Ben and Abby, the kids whose grandfather does the rescuing—a yarn about his ancestor, the […]

The Devil’s Arithmetic (Puffin Modern Classics)

Rating: (260 reviews) Author: Jane Yolen Publisher: Puffin Book Description Hannah thinks tonight’s Passover Seder will be the same as always. Little does she know that this year she will be mysteriously transported into the past where only she knows the horrors that await.

Arrival

Rating: (8 reviews) Author: Shaun Tan Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books Book Description “A shockingly imaginative graphic novel that captures the sense of adventure and wonder that surrounds a new arrival on the shores of a shining new city. Wordless, but with perfect narrative flow, Tan gives us a story filled with cityscapes worthy of […]

The Cay

Rating: (581 reviews) Author: Theodore Taylor Publisher: Laurel Leaf Amazon.com This award-winning novel remains a powerful classic of prejudice, love, and survival. In 1942, 11-year-old Phillip Enright lives with his parents on the Dutch island of Curaçao, but when the war moves too close for comfort, his mother decides to travel with him back to […]

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Rating: (144 reviews) Author: Judith Viorst Publisher: Aladdin Product Description Judith Viorst. Poor Alexander! He woke up with gum in his hair; his mom forgot to put dessert in his lunch bag; there were lima beans for dinner, and kissing on TV even the cat refuses to sleep in his bed. Some days are just […]