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Ruby Redfort Look Into My Eyes
by Lauren Child

Language

English

Pages

405

Publication Date

March 27, 2012

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<p><b>"Sardonic narration will grab readers from the get-go, and puzzles laced throughout will intrigue those who share Ruby’s passion for solving mysteries." — <i>Publishers Weekly</i> (starred review)</b></p><p>Everyone knows that Clarice Bean is exceptionordinarily keen on the Ruby Redfort books. Now in her own starring role, Ruby, a genius code-cracker and daring detective, along with her sidekick butler, Hitch, work for a secret crime-busting organization called Spectrum. Ruby gets into lots of scrapes with evil villains, but she’s always ice-cool in a crisis. Just take a classic screwball comedy, add heaps of breathtaking action, and multiply it by Lauren Child’s writing genius, and what have you got? Only the most exciting new middle-grade series since, like, ever.</p>
Squirm
by Carl Hiaasen

Language

English

Pages

288

Publication Date

September 25, 2018

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<b>Newbery Honor-winning and #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Carl Hiaasen--beloved for his modern classics like <i>Hoot</i> and <i>Chomp</i>--delivers a wildly entertaining novel involving snakes, grizzlies, a missing dad, a menacing drone, and more!</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.<b><i></i></b><br /><b><i></i></b><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. <br /><br />Carl Hiaasen tells a wickedly funny, slightly twisted tale about families, figuring out what's really important, and knowing when (and when <i>not</i>) to let things go.
Spy School Goes South
by Stuart Gibbs

Language

English

Pages

352

Publication Date

October 02, 2018

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<b>Ben is taken to Mexico by his nemesis in the hopes that he’ll finally be able to take down SPYDER in this latest addition to the <i>New York Times </i>bestselling Spy School series.</b><BR><BR>Thirteen-year-old Ben Ripley has been caught in the snares of SPYDER more than once and knows well enough to be suspicious of anything that seems too good to be true—despite needing special tutoring in advanced survival techniques. So when Murray Hill finally breaks his silence with an offer to hand over the SPYDER elite, Ben knows that there must be something going on. But his hesitation doesn’t stop the assignment.<BR> <BR>The Mission: Follow Murray Hill to an undisclosed location with no one else but Erica Hale to identify SPYDER leadership. Once found, contact the CIA to sweep in and finish the job. DO NOT CONTACT SPYDER DIRECTLY.<BR> <BR>However, as Ben suspected, nothing goes as planned, and what should be an easy mission quickly turns deadly. Now, Ben and Erica will have to face rogue agents, trained killers, and even very hungry crocodiles in a race against the clock to find out what SPYDER is up to this time—and thwart their evil plans.
The House With a Clock In Its Walls (Lewis Barnavelt)
by John Bellairs

Language

English

Pages

186

Publication Date

August 03, 2004

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<b>A haunting gothic tale by master mysery writer John Bellairs--soon to be a major motion picture starring Cate Blanchett and Jack Black!<br /><br />"<i>The House With a Clock in Its Walls</i> will cast its spell for a long time."--<i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b><br /><br />When Lewis Barnavelt, an orphan. comes to stay with his uncle Jonathan, he expects to meet an ordinary person. But he is wrong. Uncle Jonathan and his next-door neighbor, Mrs. Zimmermann, are both magicians! Lewis is thrilled. At first, watchng magic is enough. Then Lewis experiments with magic himself and unknowingly resurrects the former owner of the house: a woman named Serenna Izard. It seems that Serenna and her husband built a timepiece into the walls--a clock that could obliterate humankind. And only the Barnavelts can stop it!
Eduardo Guadardo, Elite Sheep
by Anthony Pearson

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English

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Publication Date

October 01, 2018

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<p>Eduardo Guadardo may look fluffy. He may look cute. But he’s no little lamb. He’s about to graduate from the FBI—that’s the Fairytale Bureau of Investigations—as an Elite Sheep. He knows five forms of kung fu, and he can outfox the foxiest of foxes. In fact, he’s so good they put him on his own case: to keep the farmer’s daughter, Mary, safe from Wolf, Troll, and Witch. It’s a job for somebody <i>baaaaaaad</i>—someone like a soon-to-be Elite Sheep. The thing is, protecting Mary isn’t quite as easy as Eduardo expected…</p><p>This imaginary backstory for “Mary Had a Little Lamb” is hilarious, action-packed, and filled with subterfuge (that means pulling the wool over your eyes, for you civilians).</p>
Titan's Curse, The (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3)
by Rick Riordan

Language

English

Pages

322

Publication Date

May 02, 2009

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When the goddess Artemis goes missing, she is believed to have been kidnapped. And now it's up to Percy and his friends to find out what happened. Who is powerful enough to kidnap a goddess?
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia Book 2...
by C.S. Lewis

Language

English

Pages

180

Publication Date

October 29, 2008

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<p><strong>Narnia . . . a land frozen in eternal winter . . . a country waiting to be set free</strong></p><p><em>The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe</em> is the second book in C. S. Lewis's <em>The Chronicles of Narnia</em>, a series that has become part of the canon of classic literature, drawing readers of all ages into a magical land with unforgettable characters for over fifty years.</p><p>Four adventurers step through a wardrobe door and into the land of Narnia, a land enslaved by the power of the White Witch. But when almost all hope is lost, the return of the Great Lion, Aslan, signals a great change . . . and a great sacrifice. </p><p>This ebook contains the complete text and art. Illustrations in this ebook appear in vibrant full color on a full-color ebook device and in rich black-and-white on all other devices. This is a stand-alone read, but if you would like to explore more of the Narnian realm, pick up <em>The Horse and His Boy</em>, the third book in <em>The Chronicles of Narnia</em>. </p>
Holes
by Louis Sachar

Language

English

Pages

241

Publication Date

June 01, 2011

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<p><b>Winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award! This #1 <i>New York Times </i>bestselling, modern classic in which boys are forced to dig holes day in and day out is now available with a splashy new look.</b><br /><br />Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnatses. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys’ detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the boys build character by spending all day, every day digging holes exactly five feet wide and five feet deep. There is no lake at Camp Green Lake. But there are an awful lot of holes.<br /><br />It doesn’t take long for Stanley to realize there’s more than character improvement going on at Camp Green Lake. The boys are digging holes because the warden is looking for something. But what could be buried under a dried-up lake? Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment—and redemption.<br /><br /><b>Includes a double bonus: an excerpt from <i>Small Steps,</i> the follow-up to <i>Holes,</i> as well as an excerpt from Louis Sachar’s new middle-grade novel, <i>Fuzzy Mud.<br /><br /></i>"A smart jigsaw puzzle of a novel." --<i>The New York Times <br /><br /></i>WINNER OF THE <i>BOSTON GLOBE-HORN BOOK</i> AWARD<br />A <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BOOK REVIEW NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOK<br />SELECTED FOR NUMEROUS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR AND ALA HONORS </b></p><br /><br /><br /><i>From the Paperback edition.</i>
I Am the Messenger
by Markus Zusak

Language

English

Pages

370

Publication Date

December 18, 2007

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<b>DON’T MISS <i>BRIDGE OF CLAY</i>, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE <i>THE BOOK THIEF</i> AND AN UNFORGETTABLE AND SWEEPING FAMILY SAGA.</b><br />  <br /> <b><br />From the author of the extraordinary #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>The Book Thief</i>, <i>I Am the Messenger</i> is an acclaimed novel filled with laughter, fists, and love.</b> <br /><br /> <br /> A MICHAEL L. PRINTZ HONOR BOOK<br /> FIVE STARRED REVIEWS<br /><br /> Ed Kennedy is an underage cabdriver without much of a future. He's pathetic at playing cards, hopelessly in love with his best friend, Audrey, and utterly devoted to his coffee-drinking dog, the Doorman. His life is one of peaceful routine and incompetence until he inadvertently stops a bank robbery.<br />  <br /> That's when the first ace arrives in the mail. That's when Ed becomes the messenger. Chosen to care, he makes his way through town helping and hurting (when necessary) until only one question remains: Who's behind Ed's mission?
We Were Liars
by E. Lockhart

Language

English

Pages

242

Publication Date

May 13, 2014

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<p><b>A <i>New York Times</i> Bestseller</b><br /><br /><b>One of James Patterson's "Favorite Thrillers for the Beach" (<i>New York Times</i>)<br /><br />"Haunting, sophisticated . . . a novel so twisty and well-told that it will appeal to older readers as well as to adolescents</b>." —<i>Wall Street Journal<br /></i><br /><b>"A rich, stunning summer mystery with a sharp twist that will leave you dying to talk about the book with a pal or ten</b>." —Parade.com<br /><br /><b>"Thrilling, beautiful, and blisteringly smart, <i>We Were Liars</i> is utterly unforgettable."</b> —John Green, #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>The Fault in Our Stars<br /><br /></i><b>"You’re going to want to remember the title. <i>Liars</i> details the summers of a girl who harbors a dark secret, and delivers a satisfying, but shocking twist ending</b>." —Breia Brissey, <i>Entertainment Weekly</i><br /><br />A beautiful and distinguished family.<br />A private island.<br />A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.<br />A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.<br />A revolution. An accident. A secret.<br />Lies upon lies.<br />True love.<br />The truth.<br /> <br /><i>We Were Liars </i>is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author, National Book Award finalist, and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart. <br />Read it.<br />And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.<br /><br /><br /><b>"An ambitious novel with an engaging voice, a clever plot and some terrific writing</b>." —<i>New York Times Book Review</i><br /><br /></p><p>"<b>No one should be talking about the shocking twist ending. What we can talk about is...[Lockhart's] razor-sharp portrayal of a family for whom keeping up appearances is paramount and, ultimately, tragic</b>." —<i>The Chicago Tribune</i></p>

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