• Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia

    Adam Bray, Cole Horton, Tricia Barr

    Hardcover (DK, April 4, 2017)
    Covering more than 2,500 characters, creatures, planets, vehicles, Droids™, weapons, technology, and more from the Star Wars™ universe, this visual tour is the ultimate compendium for the epic saga and beyond.Take a stunning visual tour of Star Wars with DK's comprehensive pictorial guide to the galaxy far, far away!From lightsabers to beasts to food and clothing, Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia is a virtual museum in a book. Explore beautiful galleries with more than 2,500 images, and discover facts about Star Wars culture, science, and geography.With a full history of the galactic politics, the Jedi Council, and the Empire, Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia walks fans through the entire timeline of Star Wars. See the blasters of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope™, look at the stormtroopers of Star Wars: The Force Awakens™, and study the geography of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story™.Each section of the book focuses on different topics to dedicate special attention and detail to every part of the universe, no matter how small. From the planets in the outer rim to Padmé's bridal wear, nothing is missed.A celebration of all things Star Wars, this compendium is the perfect addition to any fan's bookshelf.© & TM 2017 LUCASFILM LTD. Used Under Authorization.
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  • The Abominable Snowman/Journey Under the Sea/Space and Beyond/The Lost Jewels of Nabooti

    R. A. Montgomery

    Paperback (Chooseco, Nov. 1, 2006)
    Widely commended for its appeal to reluctant readers, Choose Your Own Adventure is the 4th bestselling book series for children of all time. Written in the second-person, the reader is the hero of the story, and at the bottom of each page, there is a decision point: If you go in search of the yeti, turn to page 11. If you think it is safest to stay put and call for help, turn to page 25. By reading and choosing, kids become more engaged, making the Choose Your Own Adventure series a stealth reading program for reluctant readers.This 4-book boxed set of interactive, children's classics contains 4 bestselling books from the Choose Your Own Adventure series, together in a bright gift box:The Abominable Snowman by R. A. Montgomery takes YOU on a mountaineering adventure in search of the fabled Yeti, or Abominable Snowman! 9-12 year old readers will travel to Kathmandu and explore the Himalaya Mountains, negotiating harsh weather conditions, facing down a band of violent smugglers, following mysterious footprints in the snow, and maybe even finding the Yeti!Journey Under The Sea by R. A. Montgomery takes YOU on an undersea adventure in search of the lost city of Atlantis! 9-12 year old readers will explore the depths of the ocean in search of this mysterious and beautiful world, escaping giant squid and shark attacks, discovering shipwrecks, helping the merpeople rebel against a cruel monarchy, and escaping imprisonment!Space and Beyond by R. A. Montgomery takes YOU on an intergalactic adventure past black holes and meteorites to visit your new home planet! 9-12 year old readers will hurtle through space, faster than the speed of light, exploring new stars, planets, and galaxies, engaging with other life forms, and even traveling through time!The Lost Jewels of Nabooti by R. A. Montgomery takes YOU on a dangerous adventure of international intrigue! 9-12 year old readers will search for the legendary Jewels of Nabooti, stolen from a museum in Paris, facing hijackers and high-speed chases, encountering magic and curses, and trying to avoid snakes and crocodiles!
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  • Sleepover Party Mad Libs

    Roger Price, Leonard Stern

    Paperback (Mad Libs, Feb. 14, 2008)
    Now in addition to telling ghost stories, staying up late, and playing truth or dare, girls can play everyone’s favorite word game at their next sleepover. With 21 stories that’ll have everyone giggling all night long, this book will be the _________ [noun] of the party!
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  • The Last Guardian

    Eoin Colfer

    Paperback (Disney-Hyperion, Jan. 8, 2019)
    Opal Koboi, the power-crazed pixie, is plotting to exterminate humankind and become fairy queen. If she succeeds, the spirits of long-dead fairy warriors will rise from the earth, inhabit the nearest available bodies, and wreak mass destruction. But what happens if those nearest bodies include animals, or two curious little boys named Myles and Beckett Fowl? Can Artemis and Holly stop Opal and prevent the end of the world?
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  • The Running Dream

    Wendelin Van Draanen

    Paperback (Ember, Jan. 10, 2012)
    When Jessica is told she’ll never run again, she puts herself back together—and learns to dream bigger than ever before. The acclaimed author of Flipped delivers a powerful and healing story. Jessica thinks her life is over when she loses a leg in a car accident. She’s not comforted by the news that she’ll be able to walk with the help of a prosthetic leg. Who cares about walking when you live to run? As she struggles to cope, Jessica feels that she’s both in the spotlight and invisible. People who don’t know what to say act like she’s not there. Jessica’s embarrassed to realize that she’s done the same to a girl with CP named Rosa. A girl who is going to tutor her through all the math she’s missed. A girl who sees right into the heart of her. With the support of family, friends, a coach, and her track teammates, Jessica may actually be able to run again. But that’s not enough for her now. She doesn’t just want to cross finish lines herself—she wants to take Rosa with her. “Inspirational. The pace of Van Draanen’s prose matches Jessica’s at her swiftest. Readers will zoom through the book just as Jessica blazes around the track. A lively and lovely story.” —Kirkus Reviews
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  • Theodore Boone 6-Book Box Set

    John Grisham

    Paperback (Puffin Books, May 28, 2019)
    A brand new box set feature the first six books in the bestselling Theodore Boone series from the master of the modern legal thriller, John GrishamJoin Theo's adventures from the beginning in this deluxe box set collection of the first six Theodore Boone books: Kid Lawyer, The Abduction, The Accused, The Activist, The Fugitive, and The Scandal. Brimming with the intrigue and suspense that made John Grisham a #1 international bestseller and undisputed master of the modern legal thriller, Theodore Boone's trials and triumphs will keep readers hooked unitl the very last page. "Gripping . . . everyone will be enthralled by Theodore Boone." --Scholastic News"Classic Grisham." --Los Angeles Times"Edge-of-your-seat drama, sophisticated plotting, and plenty of spunk." --Chicago Sun-Times
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  • Wolf Hollow

    Lauren Wolk

    Paperback (Puffin Books, April 3, 2018)
    A Newbery Honor BookNew York Times Bestseller“Wolf Hollow has stayed with me long after I closed the book. It has the feel of an instant classic." —Linda Sue Park, Newbery Medalist and New York Times bestselling author of A Long Walk to Water“This book matters.” —Sara Pennypacker, New York Times bestselling author of PaxDespite growing up in the shadows cast by two world wars, Annabelle has lived a mostly quiet, steady life in her small Pennsylvania town. Until the day new student Betty Glengarry walks into her class. Betty quickly reveals herself to be cruel and manipulative, and though her bullying seems isolated at first, it quickly escalates. Toby, a reclusive World War I veteran, soon becomes the target of Betty’s attacks. While others see Toby’s strangeness, Annabelle knows only kindness. And as tensions mount in their small community, Annabelle must find the courage to stand as a lone voice for justice.The brilliantly crafted debut of Newbery Honor– and Scott O'Dell Award–winning author Lauren Wolk (Beyond the Bright Sea, Echo Mountain), Wolf Hollow is a haunting tale of America at a crossroads and a time when one girl’s resilience, strength, and compassion help to illuminate the darkest corners of history.
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  • The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl

    Stacy McAnulty

    Paperback (Yearling, April 2, 2019)
    A lightning strike gave her a super power...but even a super genius can't solve the problem of middle school. This smart and funny novel is perfect for fans of The Fourteenth Goldfish, Rain Reign, and Counting by Sevens.Lucy Callahan's life was changed forever when she was struck by lightning. She doesn't remember it, but the zap gave her genius-level math skills, and she's been homeschooled ever since. Now, at 12 years old, she's technically ready for college. She just has to pass 1 more test--middle school!Lucy's grandma insists: Go to middle school for 1 year. Make 1 friend. Join 1 activity. And read 1 book (that's not a math textbook!). Lucy's not sure what a girl who does calculus homework for fun can possibly learn in 7th grade. She has everything she needs at home, where nobody can make fun of her rigid routines or her superpowered brain. The equation of Lucy's life has already been solved. Unless there's been a miscalculation?A celebration of friendship, Stacy McAnulty's smart and thoughtful middle-grade debut reminds us all to get out of our comfort zones and embrace what makes us different."Fresh story, great characters, a winner!" --Barbara O'Connor, author of Wish
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  • Dinosaur!

    DK, Smithsonian Institution

    Hardcover (DK Children, Aug. 6, 2019)
    Are you curious about fossils, dinosaurs, and prehistoric life? Then dig into this stunning children's encyclopedia.This fully revised edition of Dinosaur! is loaded with fascinating facts. Did you know that Velociraptor had three large "killer claws" on each foot to hunt down prey? Or that the long-necked Diplodocus was as long as three school buses? Would you believe that Carcharodon megalodon was an ocean monster with a fearsome bite at least six times stronger than that of today's great white shark? This dinosaur book for kids reveals more than 60 prehistoric creatures, from the age of the dinosaurs to the most recent Ice Age. From the flying Pterodactylus and ferocious Tyrannosaurus to the gigantic snake Titanoboa and magnificent wooly mammoth, this big book takes you up close and personal with these amazing animals. And with more than 400,000 copies sold worldwide, you too can become a dinosaur expert as you pore over pages packed with jaw-dropping 3D images. If you're crazy about dinosaurs and paleontology, Dinosaur! is the perfect book for you.
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  • Tell Me Three Things

    Julie Buxbaum

    Paperback (Ember, March 14, 2017)
    A New York Times Bestseller “Here are three things about this book: (1) It’s . . . funny and romantic; (2) the mystery at the heart of the story will keep you turning the pages; (3) I have a feeling you’ll be very happy you read it.” —Jennifer E. Smith, author of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight With the perfect mix of comedy and tragedy, love and loss, and pain and elation, the characters in Julie Buxbaum’s Tell Me Three Things come to feel like old friends who make any day better. This YA novel is sure to appeal to fans of Rainbow Rowell, Jennifer Niven, and E. Lockhart. Everything about Jessie is wrong. At least, that’s what it feels like during her first week of junior year at her new ultra-intimidating prep school in Los Angeles. It’s been barely two years since her mother’s death, and because her father eloped with a woman he met online, Jessie has been forced to move across the country to live with her stepmonster and her pretentious teenage son, and to start at a new school where she knows no one.Just when she’s thinking about hightailing it back to Chicago, she gets an email from a person calling themselves Somebody/Nobody (SN for short), offering to help her navigate the wilds of Wood Valley High School. Is it an elaborate hoax? Or can she rely on SN for some much-needed help?In a leap of faith—or an act of complete desperation—Jessie begins to rely on SN, and SN quickly becomes her lifeline and closest ally. Jessie can’t help wanting to meet SN in person. But are some mysteries better left unsolved? More praise for TELL ME THREE THINGS “Three Things about this novel: (1) I loved it. (2) No, really, I LOVED it. (3) I wish I could tell every teen to read it. Buxbaum’s book sounds, reads, breathes, worries, and soars like real adolescents do.” —Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author of Leaving Time and Off the Page “The desire to find out whether Jessie’s real-life and virtual crushes are one and the same will keep [readers] turning the pages as quickly as possible.” —PW, Starred“A heartfelt, wryly perceptive account of coming to terms with irrevocable loss when life itself means inevitable change.” —Kirkus“Buxbaum’s debut is hard to put down because of its smooth and captivating text. The addition of virtual conversations through email and chatting adds to the exciting plot twist.” —SLJ
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  • The Enchantress Returns

    Chris Colfer, Brandon Dorman

    Paperback (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, June 3, 2014)
    After decades of hiding, the evil Enchantress who cursed Sleeping Beauty is back with a vengeance. Alex and Conner Bailey have not been back to the magical Land of Stories since their adventures in The Wishing Spell ended. But one night, they learn the famed Enchantress has kidnapped their mother! Against the will of their grandmother, the twins must find their own way into the Land of Stories to rescue their mother and save the fairy tale world from the greatest threat it's ever faced.
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  • The Atlantis Complex

    Eoin Colfer

    Paperback (Disney-Hyperion, Jan. 8, 2019)
    Dabbling in fairy magic has led Artemis Fowl to develop the Atlantis Complex (aka multiple-personality disorder). And now, with the subterranean city of Atlantis under attack from vicious robots, he is too nice to be of use to anyone.Can Holly get devious Artemis back before they strike?
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