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Warriors Power of Three 01 the Sight
Warriors Power of Three 01 the Sight
by Erin Hunter
Staff Pick
You would think that after all this, I would be tired of reading about the Clan cats. No. Not true. Erin Hunter introduces three strong new kits with minds of their own, much to the chagrin of Squirrelflight and Brambleclaw (their parents). I think The... (read more)

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I Am the Cheese
I Am the Cheese
by Robert Cormier
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Part mystery and part drama, this young adult classic from the righteous '70s (it was published right after Jimmy Carter took office) is weird, thrilling, surprising, provocative, and sophisticated. But the bicycling scenes are my favorite — long... (read more)

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The Golem's Eye: The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book II (The Bartimaeus Trilogy #02)
The Golem's Eye: The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book II (The Bartimaeus Trilogy #02)
by Jonathan Stroud
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A rich fantasy adventure packed with creative characters, good and evil, and political intrigue shrouded in mystery, all wrapped together quite cleverly then dipped in magic....I loved it!... (read more)

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Small Steps
Small Steps
by Louis Sachar
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Louis Sachar revisits characters from Holes in his latest novel, Small Steps. Wild schemes and chance encounters propel this story along to its dramatic climax. Along the way, issues of race and celebrity are adeptly explored.... (read more)

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The Titan's Curse: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3 (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #03)
The Titan's Curse: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3 (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #03)
by Rick Riordan
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The Titan's Curse is the third book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, and Riordan is still going strong. The goddess Artemis is missing, and Percy and his friends have little time to rescue her. This time, Annabeth gets a little extra help... (read more)

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The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #05)
The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #05)
by Rick Riordan
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Percy Jackson is not normal. He's got ADHD and attention deficit, and he's been kicked out of every school he's ever attended. Now he discovers he's a half blood: half human, half Olympian god. But his problems are only beginning. Someone has stolen Zeus'... (read more)

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Odin's Ravens (Blackwell Pages #2)
Odin's Ravens (Blackwell Pages #2)
by K. L. Armstrong and M. A. Marr
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Seven kids, Thor's hammer, and a whole lot of Valkyries are the only things standing against the end of the world. When thirteen-year-old Matt Thorsen, a modern day descendant of the Norse god Thor, was chosen to represent Thor in an epic battle to... (read more)

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The Search for WondLa (Search for WondLa #01)
The Search for WondLa (Search for WondLa #01)
by Tony DiTerlizzi
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In this first book of a new series, DiTerlizzi (co-creator of The Spiderwick Chronicles) presents a beautifully illustrated science-fiction story full of engaging characters, edge-of-your-seat action, and some truly surprising twists. It will leave... (read more)

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Guild Specialists #01: Operation Red Jericho
Guild Specialists #01: Operation Red Jericho
by Joshua Mowll
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Sure, this series has clever young heroes sailing to exotic locations around the world with their mysterious uncle, sword fights, secret codes, and battles at sea — what young reader wouldn't love that? But the real treat of these books are the copious... (read more)

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Oliver and the Seawigs
Oliver and the Seawigs
by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre
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PHILIP REEVE is the acclaimed author of the Mortal Engines/Predator Cities series, the Fever Crumb series, and Here Lies Arthur (2008 Carnegie Medal Winner). He was born and raised in the seaside town of Brighton, and has been writing down adventures... (read more)

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The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place
The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place
by E L Konigsburg
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Okay, the truth is it's been a while since I read The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place, but I remember thinking it would be a great book to read on a beach somewhere. It starts out like a typical underdog-at-summer-camp story where the protagonist is having... (read more)

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Becoming Naomi Leon
Becoming Naomi Leon
by Pam Munoz Ryan
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Becoming Naomi Leon is a beautiful story about a girl who goes looking for her father and finds herself along the way. Pam Munoz Ryan blends the colors and smells of Mexico with the complexities of family in this heartwarming tale.... (read more)

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Totally Joe
Totally Joe
by James Howe
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This book continues the story of Joe Bunch, a character from The Misfits, an earlier book by James Howe. Joe is your average seventh-grade homosexual. He's funny and smart and excited about the future. That future may or may not include starting a gay... (read more)

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Redwall #22: The Rogue Crew: A Tale of Redwall
Redwall #22: The Rogue Crew: A Tale of Redwall
by Brian Jacques
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The Rogue Crew follows the Hares of the Long Patrol and a band of sea otters as they join forces to stop evil Razzid Wearat from conquering Redwall. It's bittersweet, since the book was published after Brian Jacques passed away.... (read more)

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Return to the Hundred Acre Wood
Return to the Hundred Acre Wood
by David Benedictus
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Pooh is back! Evidence that quality children's literature is timeless, David Benedictus truly captures the style of A. A. Milne, bringing the lovable creatures of the Hundred Acre Wood back to life in the first sequel ever to be approved by the Pooh... (read more)

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The Skull of Truth: A Magic Shop Book (Magic Shop Books)
The Skull of Truth: A Magic Shop Book (Magic Shop Books)
by Bruce Coville
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I love the Magic Shop series. It's wonderful for the middle reader, as well as an adult reading out loud to a child (or just for themselves). The Skull of Truth introduces Yorick (yes, of Hamlet fame). Ever wonder what happened to him after the soliloquy?... (read more)

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Molly Moon's Incredible Book of Hypnotism (Molly Moon Books)
Molly Moon's Incredible Book of Hypnotism (Molly Moon Books)
by Georgia Byng
Staff Pick
A wonderfully imaginative kids book. Molly is a homely little 10-year-old who is picked on by the other kids at Hardwick Orphanage. But when she discovers Dr. Logan's Hypnotism Book, her miserable world is transformed into a dazzling adventure in New... (read more)

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White Sands, Red Menace
White Sands, Red Menace
by Ellen Klages
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A gadget-obsessed engineering prodigy who is a girl? Unusual, to say the least — but the year is 1946 and this girl is growing up in a post-WWII scientific community with the Cold War looming. As someone who rarely reads historical fiction and has... (read more)

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Hate That Cat
Hate That Cat
by Sharon Creech
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Jack is back! For those of you who, like me, love Sharon Creech's Love That Dog, there couldn't be better news. Funny, touching, and perfect for reading aloud to a class that is learning about poetry, Hate That Cat is a perfect sequel to a middle-grade... (read more)

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The Shadow Thieves
The Shadow Thieves
by Anne Ursu
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For a good vacation read, try Shadow Thieves. Anne Ursu's somewhat dark, mythological thriller is the first in the Cronus Chronicles, so if you enjoy it, there's more to look forward to. Ursu's work dances between humor, gothic suspense, and family... (read more)

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