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Books in the Library

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All the Bright Places - Jennifer Niven
ISBN: 9780385755887
Publication Date: 2015-01-06

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Storm Front - Jim Butcher
ISBN: 9780451461971
Publication Date: 2007-11-06
Dresden Files #1. We have #1-15

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Chupacabra - Roland Smith
ISBN: 9780545178174
Publication Date: 2013-09-24
Cryptid Hunters Series #1-#3

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The Book of Three - Lloyd Alexander
ISBN: 9780805061321
Publication Date: 1999-05-15
Chronicles of Prydain Series. Library has 1-5

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Denton Little's Deathdate - Lance Rubin
ISBN: 9780553496963
Publication Date: 2015-04-14
Denton Little’s Deathdate takes place in a world exactly like our own except that everyone knows the day on which they will die. For Denton, that’s in just two days—the day of his senior prom.

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Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library - Chris Grabenstein
ISBN: 9780375870897
Publication Date: 2013-06-25
In this cross between Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and A Night in the Museum, Agatha Award winner Chris Grabenstein uses rib-tickling humor to create the perfect tale for his quirky characters.

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Fat and Bones - Larissa Theule; Adam Doyle (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781467708258
Publication Date: 2014-01-10
Welcome to Bald's farm. Well, perhaps it's not Bald's farm anymore. The old man has kicked the bucket, setting off a wave of conflict from the flooded farmhouse kitchen to the muddy pig pen to the tall wheat fields. In this darkly funny, slightly supernatural chain of tales, no creature is safe. Not Leonard Grey, a spider with sophisticated tastes. Not Esmeralda, a resentful one-legged pig. Not Tulip, a plant with a mean streak. And as for Bones, the old man's son, and Fat, his winged rival? They'll learn that danger lurks in the strangest of places...

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The Fourteenth Goldfish - Jennifer L. Holm
ISBN: 9780375870644
Publication Date: 2014-08-26
Galileo. Newton. Salk. Oppenheimer.
Science can change the world . . . but can it go too far?

Eleven-year-old Ellie has never liked change. She misses fifth grade. She misses her old best friend. She even misses her dearly departed goldfish. Then one day a strange boy shows up. He’s bossy. He’s cranky. And weirdly enough . . . he looks a lot like Ellie’s grandfather, a scientist who’s always been slightly obsessed with immortality. Could this pimply boy really be Grandpa Melvin? Has he finally found the secret to eternal youth?

With a lighthearted touch and plenty of humor, Jennifer Holm celebrates the wonder of science and explores fascinating questions about life and death, family and friendship, immortality . . . and possibility.

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The Iron Trial - Holly Black; Cassandra Clare
ISBN: 9780545522250
Publication Date: 2014-09-09
Magisterium Series #1

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My Life As a Cartoonist - Janet Tashjian; Jake Tashjian (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780805096095
Publication Date: 2013-04-30
The My Life Series. Library has
-My Life as a Cartoonist
-My Life as a Joke
-My Life as a Book
-My Life as a Stuntboy
-My Life as a Gamer

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The Penderwicks - Jeanne Birdsall
ISBN: 9780375831430
Publication Date: 2005-06-14
Penderwicks Series. Library has #1-#4.
With over one million copies sold, this series of modern classics about the charming Penderwick family.

 

Books in the Library

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Chasing the Prophecy - Brandon Mull
ISBN: 9781416997962
Publication Date: 2013-03-12
Beyonders #3. Library has vol. 1-3

After falling into a new world called Lyrian, Jason must figure out the clues that piece together an ancient word that could bring down Maldor, the terrifying leader. He is helped with his newfound friend and sidekick, Rachel, who has also stumbled into this strange world. Together, they go on an extraordinary quest to figure out how to become the heroes that Lyrian needs, no matter what the cost.

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All I Need - Susane Colasanti
ISBN: 9780670014231
Publication Date: 2013-05-21

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Beyond the Laughing Sky - Michelle Cuevas; Julie Morstad (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780803738676
Publication Date: 2014-10-02
In the tradition of E. B. White and Kate DiCamillo comes the magical and moving story of a bird-like boy who longs to fly

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The Boy on the Wooden Box - Leon Leyson; Marilyn J. Harran (As told to); Elisabeth B. Leyson (As told to)
ISBN: 9781442497818
Publication Date: 2013-08-27
This, the only memoir published by a former Schindler’s List child, perfectly captures the innocence of a small boy who goes through the unthinkable. Most notable is the lack of rancor, the lack of venom, and the abundance of dignity in Mr. Leyson’s telling. The Boy on the Wooden Box is a legacy of hope, a memoir unlike anything you’ve ever read.

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The Colossus Rises - Peter Lerangis; Mike Reagan (Illustrator); Torstein Norstrand (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062070401
Publication Date: 2013-02-05
Seven Wonders Series. Library has #1-#5

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The Fairy-Tale Matchmaker - E. D. Baker
ISBN: 9781619631403
Publication Date: 2014-10-07

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Flora and Ulysses - Kate DiCamillo; K. G. Campbell (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763660406
Publication Date: 2013-09-24
Winner of the 2014 Newbery Medal

Holy unanticipated occurrences! A cynic meets an unlikely superhero in a genre-breaking new novel by master storyteller Kate DiCamillo.

It begins, as the best superhero stories do, with a tragic accident that has unexpected consequences. The squirrel never saw the vacuum cleaner coming, but self-described cynic Flora Belle Buckman, who has read every issue of the comic book Terrible Things Can Happen to You!, is just the right person to step in and save him. What neither can predict is that Ulysses (the squirrel) has been born anew, with powers of strength, flight, and misspelled poetry — and that Flora will be changed too, as she discovers the possibility of hope and the promise of a capacious heart.

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The Mysterious Howling - Maryrose Wood; Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062366931
Publication Date: 2015-04-21
Incorrigible Children Series. Library has #1-#5

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The Missing Pieces of Me - Jean Van Leeuwen
ISBN: 9781477847299
Publication Date: 2014-09-02
More than anything, ten-year-old Weezie wants to please her momma. She babysits her spoiled half-sister, Ruth Ann, and little Jackson. She makes tea for Momma in Gramma Emmeline’s beautiful teapot. She even tries to cook dinner. But nothing turns out quite right. And Momma is never pleased. Hard times and a daddy who ran off before she was born seem to have stolen all of Momma’s love.

If only Weezie could find her daddy, she’s sure her life would be happier. Tired of making up stories about a parent she knows nothing about, Weezie teams up with her bike-riding buddy, Calvin, and new friend, Louella, to find her mysterious father. Does he drive a truck? Sing country and western songs? Why, her real daddy might even be better than the made-up father she’s been telling lies about at school! Now, all she has to do is find him.

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Nightbird - Alice Hoffman
ISBN: 9780385389587
Publication Date: 2015-03-10
A bewitching story of love and friendship that is truly magical.

Twig lives in Sidwell, where people whisper that fairy tales are real. After all, her town is rumored to hide a monster. And two hundred years ago, a witch placed a curse on Twig’s family that was meant to last forever. But this summer, everything will change when the red moon rises. It’s time to break the spell.

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Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes - Jonathan Auxier
ISBN: 9781419700255
Publication Date: 2011-08-01
Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes is the utterly beguiling tale of a blind 10-year-old orphan who has been schooled in a life of thievery. One fateful afternoon, he steals a box from a mysterious traveling haberdasher—a box that contains three pairs of magical eyes. When he tries the first pair, he is instantly transported to a hidden island, where he is presented with a special quest: to travel to the dangerous Vanished Kingdom and rescue a people in need. Along with his loyal sidekick—a knight who has been turned into an unfortunate combination of horse and cat—and the magic eyes, he embarks on an unforgettable, swashbuckling adventure to discover his true destiny.

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