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Harper and the Night Forest Harper and the Night Forest

by Cerrie Burnell

Harper is on a mission! Rumor tells of the mysterious Ice Raven who lives among the ebony trees, singing a magical song that can melt even the hardest of hearts.

Now the Wild Conductor wants to capture this mythical bird and create the greatest orchestra ever known. So Harper and her friends set off to find the mythical bird.

Their journey takes them from the mysterious Night Forest where fairy tales are more than they seem to the City of Singing Clocks.

But soon Harper realizes she faces a terrible dilemma. Should a wild, free creature like the Ice Raven ever be tied down?

 

 
The Super Life of Ben Braver The Super Life of Ben Braver
by Marcus Emerson

Ben Braver is an ordinary kid. All he wants to do is finish his summer watching awesome TV shows and eating his favorite candy. But when some kid screams for help, Ben, like his favorite comic book heroes, tries to save the day. Let's just say it ends badly. But it does lead him to a secret school where kids with super abilities learn to control their powers. Ben's never had any powers—and never thought he could be special. So when he's offered a spot at the school, Ben realizes this is his chance to become the superhero he's always dreamed of. Packed with black-and-white art and comic strips throughout.

 
Hello, Universe Hello Universe
by Erin Entrada Kelly
Winner of the 2018 Newbery Medal 

In one day, four lives weave together in unexpected ways. Virgil Salinas is shy and kindhearted and feels out of place in his loud and boisterous family. Valencia Somerset, who is deaf, is smart, brave, and secretly lonely, and loves everything about nature. Kaori Tanaka is a self-proclaimed psychic, whose little sister Gen is always following her around. And Chet Bullens wishes the weird kids would just act normal so that he can concentrate on basketball. They aren’t friends -- at least not until Chet pulls a prank that traps Virgil and his pet guinea pig at the bottom of a well. This disaster leads Kaori, Gen, and Valencia on an epic quest to find the missing Virgil. Through luck, smarts, bravery, and a little help from the universe, a rescue is performed, a bully is put in his place, and friendship blooms.
 
Dark Shadows: Yes, Another Misadventure (Chicken Squad #4) Dark Shadows: Yes, Another Misadventure (The Chicken Squad #4)

by Doreen Cronin

There’s a big, SHADOWY, mystery lurking about on what was supposed to be a nice chicken-family vacation to a farm. Sugar is certain that she is being watched, and when Poppy’s beloved shoe (the shoe that keeps her safe and snug) goes missing, Sugar is sure that this shadow is the culprit. But how does the Chicken Squad tackle a shadow? And do it without ruining the family reunion…which includes meeting eighty-five cousins whose names all begin with the letter B, a lesson on figuring out perimeters (no, Sugar, the perimeter of a car is not one mile), and deciding how many bags of jellybeans one should pack for a road trip?

 
Into the Wild: Yet Another Misadventure (A Chicken Squad Adventure #3) Into the Wild: Yet Another Misadventure (The Chicken Squad #3)

by Doreen Cronin

Our fluffy, fearless young detectives are back out sleuthing because there’s a new cage in the yard, and the Chicken Squad is determined to figure out just who this new addition is. Because whatever it is, it’s definitely up to no good. So equipped with the latest surveillance gear—which apparently includes copious amounts of marshmallows—the chicks venture into the wild to get answers. Let’s just hope they can beat that giant raincloud that’s closing in…because everyone knows that chickens can’t swim!

 
sneaky' Sneaky Thief
by Faith Harkey

Thanks to her sneak-thieving skills, Hush Cantrell can fend for herself. Which is a good thing, since her mom's the last person to look out for her.

Hush's life isn't all roses, but when her new friend Desiree enters the picture, things start looking up. That is, until Hush's luck runs out and she's finally caught. Now Hush has to turn over a new leaf: her only alternative to the dreaded "juvvie" is a job at Miz Tromp's Nursery. There Hush gets more than she bargained for--she learns for the first time how to make good things grow.

But soon Hush realizes something strange is happening to her: she can actually see people's pain--and take it away. Pretty soon Hush and Desiree are on a mission to rid their town of pain. What could possibly be the downside to that?

 
The Train of Lost Things The Train of Lost Thought
by Ammie-Joan Paquette
Marty cherishes the extra-special birthday present his dad gave him -- a jean jacket on which he's afixed numerous buttons -- because it's a tie to his father, who is sick and doesn't have much time left. So when his jacket goes missing, Marty is devastated. When his dad tells him the story of the Train of Lost Things, a magical train that flies through the air collecting objects lost by kids, Marty is sure that the train must be real, and that if he can just find the train and get his jacket back, he can make his dad better as well.

It turns out that the train is real -- and it's gone out of control! Instead of just collecting things that have been accidentally lost, the train has been stealing things. Along with Dina and Star, the girls he meets aboard the train, Marty needs to figure out what's going on and help set it right. As he searches for his jacket, and for a way to fix the train, Marty begins to wonder whether he's looking for the right things after all. And he realizes that sometimes you need to escape reality in order to let it sink in.
 
Cucumber Quest: The Ripple Kingdom (Cucumber Quest, #2) The Ripple Kingdom (Cucumber Quest #2) (Graphic Novel)
by Gigi D. G.

The quest to save Dreamside continues! After a surprise attack at sea, Cucumber finds himself in the Ripple Kingdom, home to white sand, blue waves . . . oh yeah, and the giant, terrible squid monster holding Almond and Sir Carrot captive. Can our so-called "legendary hero" rescue his companions from the nefarious Splashmaster?

Nah, probably not.

Good thing Princess Nautilus is here! With her wit, charm, and positive attitude, there's no way they can lose. But saving the day won't be as simple as it seems once a 500,000-year-old secret comes to light . . .

 
Sparks! Sparks! (Graphic Novel)

by Ian Boothby

This Super Dog is the Cat's Meow!
August is a brilliant inventor who is afraid of the outside. Charlie is a crack pilot who isn't afraid of anything. Together these pals save lives every day. They also happen to be cats who pilot a powerful, mechanical dog suit! 
Always eager to leap into danger, this feline duo have their work cut out for them as they try to thwart Princess, an evil alien bent on enslaving mankind. Don't let the fact that Princess looks like a cute, diaper-wearing baby fool you. She's clever, determined, and totally ruthless. So when Princess and the browbeaten fools she calls servants enact a brilliant and dastardly plan to conquer Earth, August and Charlie pull out all the stops to save the day.

 
The Marshland Mystery (Trixie Belden, #10) The Marshland Mystery (Trixie Belden #10)

by Julie Campbell

Trixie and Honey are planning a hike to Martin's Marsh to collect herbs and flowers for botany class. But Honey's family has a visitor, a child who wants to tag along. How can Trixie explore the mysterious burned-out house by the marsh and look for Captain Kidd's hidden treasure with a kid along?

 
The Happy Valley Mystery (Trixie Belden, #9) The Happy Valley Mystery (Trixie Beldon #11)
by Julie Campbell

Uncle Andrew needs Trixie’s help. Trixie and the Bob-Whites are spending spring break at his farm in Iowa, and his sheep keep disappearing. He thinks they’re being stolen! Trixie may not know sheep, but she does know thieves. And she has an idea where to start looking for them—near the mysterious flickering lights in dark, dangerous Walnut Woods!

 
Hombre Perro se desata (Hombre Perro #2) Hombre Perro: Se Desata (Graphic Novel) (Spanish Language)
by Dav Pilkey

Hombre Perro, el nuevo héroe de Dav Pilkey, el creador del Capitán Calzoncillos, está aún aprendiendo su oficio mientras que Pedrito el gato está acabando con la ciudad. ¿Podrá Hombre Perro atrapar al rufián o se saldrá Pedrito el gato con la suya?

 
How to Spot a Sasquatch How to Spot a Sasquatch (Graphic Novel)

by J. Torres

On a camping trip with the Junior Rangers, Jay feels like the odd one out. He’s determined to get a photo of Bigfoot—but none of his friends believe Bigfoot exists. But if there’s no such thing as Bigfoot, why is there a giant footprint? And who is stealing all the snacks? 

Meanwhile, Sass the Sasquatch and her curious forest friends are playing practical jokes on the campers. On the last day of camp, disaster strikes when Jay falls into a rushing river. Sass comes out of the woodwork—despite her parents’ warnings to stay away from humans!—just in time to save his life. Soon after, Jay and Sass become fast friends, proving that nothing is impossible when it comes to friendship. 

 
The Gnawer of Rocks Gnawer of the Rocks (Graphic Novel)

by Louise Flaherty

While everyone is busy preparing for the coming winter, two girls wander away from their camp, following a path of strange, beautiful stones. Each stone is lovelier than the last, and the trail leads them farther and farther away from camp. But what starts out as a peaceful afternoon on the land quickly turns dangerous when the girls find themselves trapped in the cave of Mangittatuarjuk—the Gnawer of Rocks! Based on a traditional Inuit legend, this graphic novel introduces readers to a dark and twisted creature that haunts the Northern landscape and preys on unsuspecting children…

 
The Black Jacket Mystery (Trixie Belden, #8) The Black Jacket Mystery (Trixie Belden #8)

by Julie Campbell

When Trixie and Honey explore an abandoned gatehouse, they discover more than dust and spiderwebs. Stuck in the dirt floor is a huge diamond! Could a ring of jewel thieves be hiding out in Sleepyside?

 
The Mysterious Code (Trixie Belden #7) Mysterious Code (Trixie Belden #7)

by Julie Campbell

Principal Stratton wants to get rid of all clubs in Sleepyside High School, including the Bob-Whites! The only way they can save their club is to prove that they help out other people, too. Trixie quickly comes up with a plan to host a benefit antique show and sale. But are the precious antiques in danger from thieves?

 
Mystery in Arizona (Trixie Belden, #6) Mystery in Arizona (Trixie Belden #6)

by Julie Campbell

While spending Christmas break at an Arizona dude ranch, Trixie and the Bob-Whites work to solve several mysteries--a phony cowboy, disappearing staff, and puzzling cries in the night

 
The Mystery Off Glen Road (Trixie Belden, #5)

The Mystery off Glen Road (Trixie Belden #6)

by Julie Campbell

When a storm blows through Sleepyside, the Bob-Whites’ clubhouse is crushed by a fallen tree. Trixie, Honey, and their brothers set to work at the Wheelers’ game preserve to raise the money to repair it. Of course, no one expected Trixie to stumble across the trail of a dangerous poacher!
 
Stinkbomb & Ketchup-Face and the Badness of Badgers Stinkbomg & Ketchup-Face and the Badness of Badgers

by John Dougherty

Hey you! No, not you - the person behind you. No, not him either. Left a bit, left a bit more . . . You! Oh for goodness sake . . . never mind . . .

Dear Everyone (including you!)!

Welcome to the world of Great Kerfuffle!

It's really great. And there's usually a kerfuffle (the clue's in the name really).

Come and join our intrepid heroes Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face as they set off on a highly dangerous and nail-biting adventure (or it may just be very silly and mildly perilous!). Oh, and there might be a few dodgy badgers hanging about too . . .

 
Frozen Anna's Icy Adventure Frozen: Anna's Icy Adventure

by Disney

When the kingdom of Arendelle is trapped in an eternal winter, Anna, a fearless optimist, teams up with extreme mountain man Kristoff and his sidekick reindeer Sven on an adventure to find Anna's sister, the Snow Queen Elsa, and put an end to her ice spell. Anna tells the whole adventure in her own words in this illustrated chapter book based on Disney’s Frozen!

 
My Little Pony: Pinkie Pie and the Rockin' Ponypalooza Party! Pinkie Pie & the Rockin' Ponypalooza Party!

by My Little Pony

Pinkie Pie has always been a bit different from her very serious family. When she plans a Ponyville "rock" concert to support the family business, Pinkie's family doesn't like the idea. They just want her to be serious, for once. This is a real problem! Read along as Pinkie gets a little help from her friends in this original and brand-new adventure!

 
The Problim Children The Problim Children
by Natalie Lloyd

When the Problim children’s ramshackle bungalow in the Swampy Woods goes kaboom, the seven siblings and their pet pig have no choice but to move into their Grandpa’s abandoned old mansion in Lost Cove. No problem! For the Problim children, every problem is a gift.

Wendell and Thea—twins born two minutes apart on a Wednesday and a Thursday—see the move as a chance to make new friends in time for their birthday cake smash. But the neighbors find the Problims’ return problematic—what with Sal’s foggy garden full of Wrangling Ivy, toddler Toot’s 365 stanktastic fart varieties, and Mona’s human catapult.

Truth be told, rumors are flying about the Problims! Rumors of a bitter feud, a treasure, and a certain kind of magic lingering in the halls of #7 Main Street. And the neighbors will do anything to get their hands on those secrets—including sending the Problim children to seven different homes on seven different continents!

 
Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face and the Quest for the Magic Porcupine Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face and the Quest for the Magic Porcupine

by John Dougherty

The villainous badgers have escaped from prison, and it's up to Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face to find them and put them back! Only someone who knows about stories can point them in the right direction, so they consult Miss Butterworth, the Ninja Librarian.

After referring to a copy of Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face and the Quest for the Magic Porcupine, Miss Butterworth sends them on their quest. Along the way they encounter raccoons who are definitely NOT badgers in disguise, a really REALLY long traffic light, a rabbit in a prickly coat, and a banana-eating hammerhead shark, all leading to a showdown with the badgers. Can the kids think fast enough to save the king from being shot out of the biggest water rocket in the world? We don't know. But we're going to read it and find out!

 
The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop

by Kate Saunders

Welcome to the most magical house in London. 

The family of eleven-year-old twins Oz and Lily have inherited it, together with the mysterious shop downstairs. Long ago, the shop's famous chocolate-makers, who also happen to be Oz and Lily's great uncles, were clever sorcerers. Now evil villians are hunting for the secret of their greatest recipe. The terrifying powers of this magic chocolate have the ability to destroy the world.  

Soon, Oz and Lily are swept into a thrilling battle, helped by an invisible cat, a talking rat, and the ghost of an elephant. It's up to them to stop the villians and keep the magical chocolate recipe out of harm's way. Their family and the world depends on it.

 
Courage for Beginners Courage for Beginners

by Karen Harrington

Twelve-year-old Mysti Murphy wishes she were a character in a book. If her life were fictional, she'd magically know how to deal with the fact that her best friend, Anibal Gomez, has abandoned her in favor of being a "hipster." She'd be able to take care of everyone when her dad has to spend time in the hospital. And she'd certainly be able to change her family's secret.

Seventh grade is not turning out the way Mysti had planned. With the help of a hot-air balloon, her new friend Rama Khan, and a bright orange coat, can she find the courage to change?

 
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