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  • Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Search, Part 1

    Gene Luen Yang, Bryan Koneitzko, Various, Gurihiru

    Paperback (Dark Horse Books, March 19, 2013)
    For years, fans of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra have burned with one question—what happened to Fire Lord Zuko's mother? Finding a clue at last, Zuko enlists the aid of Team Avatar—and the most unlikely ally of all—to help uncover the biggest secret of his life. * This is the perfect companion to The Legend of Korra! * The official continuation of Airbender from its creators!
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  • What Is NASA?

    Sarah Fabiny, Who HQ, Ted Hammond

    Paperback (Penguin Workshop, May 7, 2019)
    Find out all about NASA in this out-of-this-world addition to the What Was? series. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, better known as NASA, began in 1958. With its creation, the United States hoped to ensure it won the space race against the Soviet Union. Author Sarah Fabiny describes the origins of NASA, the launching of the Apollo program that landed the first human on the moon, and the many missions and discoveries that have taken place since then. NASA has a rich history and still plays an important role in uncovering the mysteries of the universe. Readers are sure to get sucked into this book.
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  • Star Wars Character Encyclopedia

    DK

    Hardcover (DK Children, Sept. 24, 2019)
    Learn more about your favorite Star Wars characters from every movie in the sagaThe definitive guide to more than 200 heroes, villains, aliens, and droids of the Star Wars galaxy is now packed with new characters from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and Solo: A Star Wars Story.Want to know how tall Snoke is? Or learn where Maz Kanata is from? The Star Wars: Character Encyclopedia is full of fun facts and intriguing information that's guaranteed to enthrall fans of all ages. With plenty of lesser-known details, even die-hard fans will learn new facts about iconic characters.© & TM 2019 LUCASFILM LTD.
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  • Tangerine

    Edward Bloor

    Paperback (HMH Books for Young Readers, Sept. 1, 2006)
    Paul Fisher sees the world from behind glasses so thick he looks like a bug-eyed alien. But he’s not so blind that he can’t see there are some very unusual things about his family’s new home in Tangerine County, Florida. Where else does a sinkhole swallow the local school, fire burn underground for years, and lightning strike at the same time every day?The chaos is compounded by constant harassment from his football–star brother, and adjusting to life in Tangerine isn’t easy for Paul—until he joins the soccer team at his middle school. With the help of his new teammates, Paul begins to discover what lies beneath the surface of his strange new hometown. And he also gains the courage to face up to some secrets his family has been keeping from him for far too long. In Tangerine, it seems, anything is possible.
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  • The Monster in the Hollows: The Wingfeather Saga Book 3

    Andrew Peterson

    Hardcover (WaterBrook, Sept. 22, 2020)
    Now in hardcover for the first time, featuring all-new illustrations! Things are about to go from bad to wolf in the howlingly entertaining third book of the Wingfeather Saga.Janner, Tink, and Leeli Igiby, the Lost Jewels of Anniera, are hiding from Gnag the Nameless in the Green Hollows, one of the few places in the land of Aerwiar not overrun by the Fangs of Dang. But there's a big problem. Janner's little brother--heir to the throne of Anniera--has grown a tail. And gray fur. Not to mention two pointed ears and long, dangerous fangs. To the suspicious folk of the Green Hollows, he looks like a monster.But Janner knows better. His brother isn't as scary as he looks. He's perfectly harmless. Isn't he?Full of characters rich in heart, smarts, and courage, The Monster in the Hollows is a tale children of all ages will cherish, families can read aloud, and readers' groups are sure to enjoy discussing for its many layers of meaning. Extra features include new interior illustrations from Joe Sutphin, funny footnotes, a map of the fantastical world, inventive appendices, and fanciful line art in the tradition of the original Frank L. Baum Wizard of Oz storybooks.
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  • Would You Rather?: The Book Of Silly, Challenging, and Downright Hilarious Questions for Kids, Teens, and Adults

    Dan Gilden

    Paperback (Independently published, Feb. 16, 2019)
    Looking for fun-filled games and activities for kids and teenagers?This awesome activity book, packed with hilarious and intriguing "would you rather" questions, is a perfect solution for kids parties, family game nights, long car rides, and every other occasion when you need a fun and engaging game to play!Whether you're at home with your family, on a long car trip, in a classroom, or even trying to make an awkward small talk with your next-door neighbor, there's no better way to pass the time than by playing the game of "Would You Rather...""Would You Rather..." is a fun and thought-provoking conversation game where you and other players have to choose between two equally ridiculous and outrageous situations that you would never be faced with, in real life(hopefully). It offers hours of laughter and hilarity, and it is a great way to get a conversation started in a fun and interesting way. It is also easy to get into some amazing conversations by just asking "why" after a would you rather question.In "Would You Rather?: The Book Of Silly, Challenging, and Downright Hilarious Questions" you will:Find an awesome collection of challenging, silly, and thought-provoking scenarios for kids and their adults.Have a great travel game to keep kids busy on road trips and camping.Enjoy clean and family-friendly humor(no questionable questions!)Have the perfect icebreaker that will make boring parties and awkward silences a thing of the past.Have a cute gift for just about anyone equipped with a sense of humor!Nobody wins and nobody loses, but everybody has a great time!ORDER NOW!
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  • The Tales of Beedle the Bard: The Illustrated Edition

    J.K. Rowling, J. K. Rowling, Lisbeth Zwerger

    Hardcover (Arthur A. Levine Books, Oct. 9, 2018)
    The Tales of Beedle the Bard contains five richly imaginative stories of adventure, cunning, heartache, and, of course, magic. They are to the wizarding community what the tales of the Brothers Grimm are to Muggle families. This lush new illustrated edition has been translated from the ancient runes by Hermione Granger and is presented here with extensive commentary by Albus Dumbledore. And now Hans Christian Andersen Medalist Lisbeth Zwerger interprets these classic tales with beauty and tenderness (and wit), illuminating them for modern readers. With an introduction and notes by J.K. Rowling, this collection will thrill and delight Muggles and wizards alike.For every sale of this book, Scholastic will donate 15% of the suggested retail price to Lumos, an international nonprofit organization founded by J.K. Rowling that works globally to end the institutionalization of children. wearelumos.org
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  • The Everything Kids' Games & Puzzles Book: Secret Codes, Twisty Mazes, Hidden Pictures, and Lots More - For Hours of Fun!

    Beth L Blair, Jennifer A Ericsson

    Paperback (Everything, Jan. 18, 2013)
    Peculiar puzzles, ridiculous riddles, and a-mazing mazes guaranteed to keep the fun rolling!What's not to love about puzzles? Unlocking answers, solving mysteries, breaking codes--you're practically a super-spy and you haven't even left your house. Not to mention how puzzles prove what a superior brain you have! The Everything Kids' Games and Puzzles Book is chock-full of more than 100 challenging and satisfying word games, logic puzzles, and brain teasers, including:To the Top: A silly mountainside mazeSplash: Hidden pictures out at seaSee You Later: An around-the-world word searchX-treme Sports: Wild and crazy picture puzzlesAnd many, many more!Perfect for rainy days, car trips, or after school, these games, puzzles, riddles, and mazes will help you have fun no matter what the day brings. So sharpen your pencil and get ready to puzzle!
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  • Spectrum | Reading Workbook | 5th Grade, 174pgs

    Spectrum

    Paperback (Spectrum, Aug. 15, 2014)
    The Spectrum® Reading Workbook for fifth grade features 174 pages of illustrated fiction and non-fiction passages, informational texts, and engaging exercises that strengthen students’ ability to understand, process, and analyze text. This standards-based workbook enhances reading comprehension skills with grade-appropriate, yet challenging reading passages and discussion questions. This focused, repetitive practice is essential to boosting reading and language arts skills and reinforces students’ understanding of theme, summarization, finding key details in a text, and forming independent ideas. An answer key is included to help parents and teachers accurately monitor students’ progress and feel confident in their competency. The best-selling Spectrum series is a favorite of parents and teachers because it's carefully designed to be both effective and engaging––the perfect building blocks for a lifetime of learning.
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  • From Percy Jackson: Camp Half-Blood Confidential

    Rick Riordan

    Hardcover (Disney-Hyperion, May 2, 2017)
    In response to an awful camp orientation video created by the god Apollo, Percy Jackson and other residents of Camp Half-Blood answer such questions as "What is this place?" and "Do I get to keep the T-shirt?" Newbies can check out the section on the Divine Cabins, read up on Magical Landmarks, and consult the chapter of Training Arenas. But Camp Half-Blood Confidential explores much more than just the buildings and grounds. It includes info that can only be learned from those who live there. For instance, campers do not always co-exist in peace and harmony. The camp is not run with superior efficiency. Prophecies do not flow forth with great regularity. Sprinkled throughout are stories from heroes who have called Camp Half-Blood home or just passed through on their way to places unknown. Chiron himself introduces the book with a brief history of training based on his millennia of experience. And, of course, there are divine words of wisdom from the god Apollo himself, because . . . well, because the demigod authors would prefer not to be struck down, thank you very much.
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  • Flipped

    Wendelin Van Draanen

    Paperback (Ember, May 13, 2003)
    Celebrating 15 years of Flipped—a classic he-said-she-said romantic comedy! This updated anniversary edition offers story-behind-the-story revelations from author Wendelin Van Draanen. The first time she saw him, she flipped. The first time he saw her, he ran. That was the second grade, but not much has changed by the seventh. Juli says: “My Bryce. Still walking around with my first kiss.” He says: “It’s been six years of strategic avoidance and social discomfort.” But in the eighth grade everything gets turned upside down: just as Bryce is thinking that there’s maybe more to Juli than meets the eye, she’s thinking that he’s not quite all he seemed. This is a classic romantic comedy of errors told in alternating chapters by two fresh, funny voices. The updated anniversary edition contains 32 pages of extra backmatter: essays from Wendelin Van Draanen on her sources of inspiration, on the making of the movie of Flipped, on why she’ll never write a sequel, and a selection of the amazing fan mail she’s received. Awards and accolades for Flipped: SLJ Top 100 Children’s Novels of all time IRA-CBC Children’s Choice IRA Teacher’s Choice Honor winner, Judy Lopez Memorial Award/WNBA Winner of the California Young Reader Medal “We flipped over this fantastic book, its gutsy girl Juli and its wise, wonderful ending.” — The Chicago Tribune “Van Draanen has another winner in this eighth-grade ‘he-said, she-said’ romance. A fast, funny, egg-cellent winner.” — SLJ, Starred review “With a charismatic leading lady kids will flip over, a compelling dynamic between the two narrators and a resonant ending, this novel is a great deal larger than the sum of its parts.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred review
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  • Mickey Mouse Mad Libs

    Mickie Matheis

    Paperback (Mad Libs, March 21, 2017)
    A Mad Libs starring the most beloved and recognizable cartoon character in the world: M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E!Mickey Mouse Mad Libs features 21 original stories based on the most popular cartoon character in the world and all his loveable friends!
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