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The Meltdown (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 13)
by Jeff Kinney

Language

English

Pages

224

Publication Date

October 30, 2018

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<DIV>When snow shuts down Greg Heffley’s middle school, his neighborhood transforms into a wintry battlefield. Rival groups fight over territory, build massive snow forts, and stage epic snowball fights. And in the crosshairs are Greg and his trusty best friend, Rowley Jefferson.<BR />  <BR /> It’s a fight for survival as Greg and Rowley navigate alliances, betrayals, and warring gangs in a neighborhood meltdown. When the snow clears, will Greg and Rowley emerge as heroes? Or will they even survive to see another day?</DIV>
Squirm
by Carl Hiaasen

Language

English

Pages

281

Publication Date

September 25, 2018

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<b><b>Snakes, grizzlies, a missing dad, a menacing drone... Carl Hiaasen delivers a wickledly funny, slightly subversive tale in his latest</b> <i>New York Times</i> bestseller. </b><br /><br /><b><i>Some facts about Billy Dickens:</i></b><br />  <b>*</b>  He once saw a biker swerve across the road in order to run over a snake.<br />  <b>*</b>  Later, that motorcycle somehow ended up at the bottom of a canal.<br />  <b>*</b>  Billy isn't the type to let things go.<br /><br /><b><i>Some facts about Billy's family:</i></b><br />  <b>*</b>  They've lived in six different Florida towns because Billy's mom insists on getting a house near a bald eagle nest.<br />  <b>*</b>  Billy's dad left when he was four and is a total mystery.<br />  <b>*</b>  Billy has just found his dad's address--in Montana.<br /><br />This summer, Billy will fly across the country, hike a mountain, float a river, dodge a grizzly bear, shoot down a spy drone, save a neighbor's cat, save an endangered panther, and then try to save his own father.
Pax
by Sara Pennypacker

Language

English

Pages

272

Publication Date

February 02, 2016

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<p><strong>National Book Award Longlist * <em>New York Times</em> Bestseller * An Amazon Best Book of the Year</strong></p><p>From bestselling and award-winning author Sara Pennypacker comes a beautifully wrought, utterly compelling novel about the powerful relationship between a boy and his fox. <em>Pax</em> is destined to become a classic, beloved for generations to come.</p><p>Pax and Peter have been inseparable ever since Peter rescued him as a kit. But one day, the unimaginable happens: Peter's dad enlists in the military and makes him return the fox to the wild.</p><p>At his grandfather's house, three hundred miles away from home, Peter knows he isn't where he should be—with Pax. He strikes out on his own despite the encroaching war, spurred by love, loyalty, and grief, to be reunited with his fox.</p><p>Meanwhile Pax, steadfastly waiting for his boy, embarks on adventures and discoveries of his own. . . .</p>
Hatchet (Brian's Saga Book 1)
by Gary Paulsen

Language

English

Pages

220

Publication Date

August 21, 2009

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<b>Celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the Newbery Honor–winning survival novel <i>Hatchet </i>with a pocket-sized edition perfect for travelers to take along on their own adventures. This special anniversary edition includes a new introduction and commentary by author Gary Paulsen, pen-and-ink illustrations by Drew Willis, and a water resistant cover. <i>Hatchet </i>has also been nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s <i>The Great American Read.</i></b><BR><BR>Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson, haunted by his secret knowledge of his mother’s infidelity, is traveling by single-engine plane to visit his father for the first time since the divorce. When the plane crashes, killing the pilot, the sole survivor is Brian. He is alone in the Canadian wilderness with nothing but his clothing, a tattered windbreaker, and the hatchet his mother had given him as a present.<BR> <BR>At first consumed by despair and self-pity, Brian slowly learns survival skills—how to make a shelter for himself, how to hunt and fish and forage for food, how to make a fire—and even finds the courage to start over from scratch when a tornado ravages his campsite. When Brian is finally rescued after fifty-four days in the wild, he emerges from his ordeal with new patience and maturity, and a greater understanding of himself and his parents.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay
by J.K. Rowling

Language

English

Pages

304

Publication Date

November 18, 2016

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<p>When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is misplaced and some of Newt's fantastic beasts escape, it spells trouble for everyone...</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><p>Inspired by the original Hogwart’s textbook by Newt Scamander, <em>Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original screenplay</em> marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, author of the beloved and internationally bestselling Harry Potter books. A feat of imagination and featuring a cast of remarkable characters and magical creatures, this is epic adventure-packed storytelling at its very best. Whether an existing fan or new to the wizarding world, this is a perfect addition for any film lover or reader’s bookshelf.</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><p><em>The film</em> Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them <em>had its theatrical release on 18th November 2016.</em></p>
Wishtree
by Katherine Applegate

Language

English

Pages

200

Publication Date

September 26, 2017

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<p><b><i>The </i>New York Times-<i>bestselling story of kindness, friendship, and hope. </i></b><br /><b></b><i></i><br /><i>Trees can't tell jokes, but they can certainly tell stories. . . .</i></p><p>Red is an oak tree who is many rings old. Red is the neighborhood "wishtree"—people write their wishes on pieces of cloth and tie them to Red's branches. Along with a crow named Bongo and other animals who seek refuge in Red's hollows, this wishtree watches over the neighborhood.</p><p>You might say Red has seen it all. </p><p>Until a new family moves in. Not everyone is welcoming, and Red's experience as a wishtree is more important than ever.</p><p>Funny, deep, warm, and nuanced, this is Katherine Applegate at her very best—writing from the heart, and from a completely unexpected point of view.</p><p>This book has Common Core connections.</p>
The Wild Robot (The Wild Robot Series Book 1)
by Peter Brown

Language

English

Pages

288

Publication Date

April 19, 2016

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<div><b><i>Wall-E</i> meets <i>Hatchet</i> in this <i>New York Times </i>bestselling illustrated middle grade novel from Caldecott Honor winner Peter Brown</b></div><div><i><b><br /></b></i></div><div><i>Can a robot survive in the wilderness?</i></div><div><br /></div> When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is all alone on a remote, wild island. She has no idea how she got there or what her purpose is--but she knows she needs to survive. After battling a violent storm and escaping a vicious bear attack, she realizes that her only hope for survival is to adapt to her surroundings and learn from the island's unwelcoming animal inhabitants. <div><br /></div><div>As Roz slowly befriends the animals, the island starts to feel like home--until, one day, the robot's mysterious past comes back to haunt her.</div><div><br />From bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator Peter Brown comes a heartwarming and action-packed novel about what happens when nature and technology collide.<br /> </div>
Endling #1: The Last
by Katherine Applegate

Language

English

Pages

370

Publication Date

May 01, 2018

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<p><strong>In this first book of an epic middle grade series, Katherine Applegate </strong><strong>takes us on an unforgettable journey.</strong></p><p><strong>A <em>New York Times </em>bestseller from the beloved author of</strong><strong> the action-packed Animorphs series and the award-winning <em>The</em> <em>One and Only Ivan.</em></strong></p><p>Byx is the youngest member of her dairne pack. Believed to possess remarkable abilities, her mythical doglike species has been hunted to near extinction in the war-torn kingdom of Nedarra.</p><p>After her pack is hunted down and killed, Byx fears she may be the last of her species. The Endling. So Byx sets out to find safe haven, and to see if the legends of other hidden dairnes are true.</p><p>Along the way, she meets new allies—both animals and humans alike—who each have their own motivations for joining her quest. And although they begin as strangers, they become their own kind of family—one that will ultimately uncover a secret that may threaten every creature in their world.</p><p>Building on the success of her critically acclaimed novels <em>The One and Only Ivan</em>, <em>Crenshaw, </em>and <em>Wishtree</em>, while also returning to her action-packed fantasy roots of Animorphs, the Endling series is Katherine Applegate at her finest. With its enthralling characters, unique setting, and gripping adventure, this series is the perfect next read for fans of Rick Riordan, Brian Jacques, and Tui T. Sutherland.</p><p><strong>Don't miss the second book in the series, <em>Endling #2: The First</em>!</strong></p>
Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Wom...
by Catherine Thimmesh

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English

Pages

112

Publication Date

March 11, 2002

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<DIV><B>This updated edition of the bestselling <I>Girls Think of Everything</I>, by Sibert-winner Catherine Thimmesh and Caldecott Honor winner Melissa Sweet, retains all the integrity of the original but includes expanded coverage of inventions (and inventors) to better reflect our diverse and technological world.</B><BR /><BR /> In kitchens and living rooms, in garages and labs and basements, even in converted chicken coops, women and girls have invented ingenious innovations that have made our lives simpler and better. What inspired these girls, and just how did they turn their ideas into realities?<BR />      Retaining reader-tested favorite inventions, this updated edition of the best-selling <I>Girls Think of Everything</I> features seven new chapters that better represent our diverse and increasingly technological world, offering readers stories about inventions that are full of hope and vitality<B>—</B>empowering them to think big, especially in the face of adversity.<BR />  </DIV>
The Bad Seed
by Jory John

Language

English

Pages

45

Publication Date

May 08, 2018

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<p><strong>An Amazon Best Children's Book of the Month</strong><strong> <strong>f</strong></strong><strong>rom</strong> <strong>the<em> New York Times </em>bestselling author of the Goodnight Already! series</strong></p><p>This is a book about a <em>bad seed</em>. <em>A baaaaaaaaaad seed. How bad? Do you </em><strong><em>really</em></strong><em> want to know? </em></p><p>He has a bad temper, bad manners, and a bad attitude. He’s been bad since he can remember! This seed cuts in line every time, stares at everybody and never listens. But what happens when one mischievous little seed changes his mind about himself, and decides that he wants to be—happy?</p><p>With Jory John’s charming and endearing text and bold expressive illustrations by Pete Oswald, here is <em>The <em>Bad Seed</em></em>: a funny yet touching tale that reminds us of the remarkably transformative power of will, acceptance, and just being you. Perfect for readers young and old, <em>The</em> <em>Bad Seed </em>proves that positive change is possible for each and every one of us.</p>

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