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  • I survived the attack of the grizzlies, 1967

    I survived the attack of the grizzlies, 1967

    by Lauren Tarshis ; illustrated by Scott Dawson Year Published: 2018

    Eleven-year-old Melody Vega and her family visit Glacier National Park every summer, but this year Mel comes face-to-face with a terrifying grizzly bear.

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  • Hurricane Heroes in Texas

    Hurricane Heroes in Texas

    by Mary Pope Osborne; illustrations by AG Ford Year Published: 2018

    Jack and Annie travel in the magic tree house to Galveston, Texas on September 8, 1900--the day of the worst natural disaster in US history.

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  •  Mary Poppins

    Mary Poppins

    by P.L. Travers; adapted by Amy Novesky; illustrated by Genevieve Godbout Year Published: 2018

    Presents an adaptation of P L. Travers' "Mary Poppins" in which Mary Poppins, a slightly magical English nanny, takes over the household of a London banker, and changes the lives of the children and their parents.

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  •  Whoosh!

    Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions

    by Chris Barton ; illustrated by Don Tate Year Published: 2016

    The remarkable story behind the invention of the Super Soaker toy.

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  •  Journey of the Pale Bear

    Journey of the Pale Bear

    by Susan Fletcher Year Published: 2018

    Twelve-year-old Arthur forms a bond with a polar bear given by King Haakon IV of Norway to King Henry III of England in 1252 while traveling as her handler. Includes historical notes.

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  • Mascot


    by Antony John Year Published: 2018

    Noah Savino has been stuck in a wheelchair for months. He hates the way people treat him like he's helpless now. He's sick of going to physical therapy, where he isn't making any progress. He's tired of not having control over his own body. And he misses playing baseball--but not as much as he misses his dad, who died in the car accident that paralyzed Noah. Noah is scared he'll never feel like his old self again. He doesn't want people to think of him as different for the rest of his life. With the help of family and friends, he'll have to throw off the mask he's been hiding behind and face the fears that have kept him on the sidelines if he ever wants to move forward.

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  •  Sam the Man & The Secret Detective Plan

    Sam the Man & The Secret Detective Plan: Sam the Man #4

    by Frances O'Roark Dowell ; illustrated by Amy June Bates Year Published: 2018

    Second-grader Sam starts a detective club at school and, because there are no mysteries to solve, gets permission to seek the owners of three items from the lost and found closet.

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  •  Holes in the Sky

    Holes in the Sky

    by Patricia Polacco Year Published: 2018

    Soon after her beloved grandmother's death, Trisha's family moves to a diverse California neighborhood where she meets Stewart and his grandmother, Miss Eula, who brings people together to help a grieving neighbor.

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  • Big Foot and Little Foot

    Big Foot and Little Foot

    by Ellen Potter ; art by Felicita Sala Year Published: 2018

    Hugo is a young Sasquatch who longs for adventure. Boone is young boy who longs to see a Sasquatch. When their worlds collide, they become the unlikeliest pair of best friends.

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  •  The Monster Detector: Big Foot and Little Foot #2

    The Monster Detector: Big Foot and Little Foot #2

    by Ellen Potter ; art by Felicita Sala Year Published: 2018

    Hugo, a young sasquatch, and his friend Gigi use a Monster Detector to find a Green Whistler, but when Hugo's human friend, Boone, joins in, surprises are in store.

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  •  The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte M

    The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone

    by Jaclyn Moriarty Year Published: 2018 Fantasy/Science Fiction

    Bronte is ten years old when she receives a letter saying that her long-absent parents have been killed by pirates, and the lawyers tell her that their will (reinforced with serious magic) requires her to deliver gifts to her ten other aunts (not Aunt Isabelle, whom she lives with), and to start the trip immediately and alone--but as she travels the kingdoms, she begins to suspect that there is more to this journey than delivering treasures, and that her parents had more secrets than she ever realized.

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  •  Wild Orca: The Oldest, Wisest Whale in the World

    Wild Orca: The Oldest, Wisest Whale in the World

    by Brenda Peterson ; paintings by Wendell Minor Year Published: 2018

    Mia, her family, and friends gather in the San Juan Islands for Orca Sing, hoping that 105-year-old Granny, the oldest orca, will return with the pods she watches over. Includes facts about Granny and orcas.

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  •  Noodleheads Find Something Fishy

    Noodleheads Find Something Fishy

    by Tedd Arnold, Martha Hamilton, and Mitch Weiss ; illustrated by Tedd Arnold Year Published: 2018

    Brothers Mac and Mac are outwitted by Cousin Meatball, three fish, and even a fishing rod when they set out to learn something new. Includes author's note on tales of fools and the motifs found in this story.

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  •  Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse

    Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse

    by Marcy Campbell ; illustrated by Corinna Luyken Year Published: 2018

    Adrian Simcox brags about owning a horse, and Chloe just knows he's making stuff up...until she learns an important lesson in empathy.

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  •  No Small Potatoes: Junius G. Groves and his kingd

    No Small Potatoes: Junius G. Groves and his kingdom in Kansas

    by Tonya Bolden ; illustrated by Don Tate Year Published: 2018

    The life of Junius G. Groves, a sharecropper in Kansas who grew a modest potato farm into a potato kingdom.

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  •  Bad To The Bones

    Bad to the Bones

    by Jeffery Brown Year Published: 2018

    Neanderthal siblings Lucy and Andy are back to their paleo pranks. After the humans leave their cave, Lucy and Andy decide to start an explorer's club with their new friends.

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  • Alcatraz Escape

    by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman ; with illustrations by Sarah Watts Year Published: 2018

    On the morning of June 12, 1962, guards at Alcatraz Prison discovered that inmates Frank Lee Morris, John William Anglin, and Clarence Anglin were missing from their cells. The inmates had fashioned dummy faces in their bunks and escaped the island prison using a makeshift raft constructed of rubber raincoats. Although the FBI conducted an exhaustive investigation, no evidence was located that the three escaped convicts ever reached the shore. Morris, and both Anglins were presumed to be dead.

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  • Home Again

    by Kallie George ; illustrated by Stephanie Graegin Year Published: 2018

    Summer has come to Fernwood Forest, and the staff of the Heartwood Hotel must trust each other as they contend with their biggest challenge yet.

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  • Secret Sisters of The Salty Sea

    by Lynne Rae Perkins Year Published: 2018

    Alix and her older sister, Jools, have never been to the ocean. When their parents take them to spend a week by the shore, Alix is nervous about leaving home--but excited, too. At the beach, the sisters make friends, go exploring, and have adventures big and small.

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  • Mushroom Fan Club

    by Elise Gravel Year Published: 2018

    Explore the science of some of nature's weirdest and wildest characters---mushrooms!

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  • Barkus: Dog Dreams

    by Patricia MacLachlan ; illustrated by Marc Boutavant Year Published: 2018

    Barkus is a large and very clever dog, and Baby is a cat, and together their adventures make life exciting for seven-year-old Nicky and her family.

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  • Stone for Sascha

    by Aaron Becker Year Published: 2018

    A girl grieves the loss of her dog in an achingly beautiful wordless epic.

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  • Buddy & Early Meet The Neighbors

    by Maureen Fergus ; pictures by Carey Sookocheff Year Published: 2018

    When Wonder Buddy and Super Earl learn that the Evil Doctor Stinker is planning to shut down the only hamburger factory in town, they know they have to find the supervillain's secret lair---fast! Hopping into the Earl-mobile, they race into the yard next door where they come face-to-face with the new neighbors. At first, Mister the bulldog is alarmed by Wonder Buddy's laser-beam eyes (even though Buddy does not know how to turn them on), and Snowball the cat thinks that Earl is the funniest-looking mouse she's ever seen. But when Snowball ends up in mortal danger, Buddy and Mister team up to save the day, and Snowball and Earl discover that they have more in common than they thought.

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  • Red Sky at Night

    by Elly MacKay Year Published: 2018

    Red sky at night, sailor's delight. And, the next morning, when the dew is on the grass, no rain will come to pass. These are the perfect conditions for a grandfather to take his grandchildren out on a fishing trip. Especially since, as the saying goes, when the wind is from the West, then the fishes bite the best. The family takes a boat out on the lake, fishing and swimming and eventually camping out on a nearby island, taking full advantage of the gorgeous weather. But the next day . . . red sky in the morning, sailors take warning! The family ventures back home just in time to avoid a rainstorm. But not to worry -- the more rain, the more rest. Fair weather's not always best.

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  • Trevor

    by Jim Averbeck Year Published: 2018

    This is an elegantly told, truly unique tale of a canary who befriends a lemon and finds that you don't have to be two of a kind to form a meaningful and lasting friendship.

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