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Ali Cross by Patterson, James, author. Ali Cross

James Patterson's blockbuster Alex Cross series has sold over 100 million copies--and now he's bringing those thrills to a new generation! Alex's son Ali is eager to follow in his father's footsteps as a detective, but when his best friend goes missing, what price will he have to pay to solve the mystery? Ali Cross has always looked up to his father, former detective and FBI agent Alex Cross. While solving some of the nation's most challenging crimes, his father always kept his head and did the

Jun 23, 2020
Can You See Me? by Scott, Libby, author. Can You See Me?

Tally isn't ashamed of being autistic -- even if it complicates life sometimes, it's part of who she is. But this is her first year at Kingswood Academy, and her best friend, Layla, is the only one who knows. And while a lot of other people are uncomfortable around Tally, Layla has never been one of them . . . until now. Something is different about sixth grade, and Tally now feels like she has to act "normal." But as Tally hides her true self, she starts to wonder what "normal" means after all

Jun 23, 2020
Chaos Curse by DasGupta, Sayantani, author. Chaos Curse

Kiranmala must leave the Kingdom Beyond and travel to her hometown of Parsippany to save Prince Lal, who has been spirited to the unlikeliest of places -- a tree in the yard of her best-enemy-for-life. She also faces evil serpents (of course!), plus a frightening prophecy about her role in the coming conflict between good and evil. Most troubling of all, though, is the way reality all around her seems to waver and flicker at odd moments. Could it be that the Anti-Chaos Committee's efforts are ca

Jun 23, 2020
Darkstalker by Sutherland, Tui T., author. Darkstalker

Before the battle of the SandWing queens; before the prophecy and the dragonets sent to save Pyrrhia from endless war; a long, long time ago ... evil was born. In alternating chapters, this Wings of Fire special edition takes readers back to the very beginning, when powerful, mythical dragons Clearsight, Fathom, and Darkstalker -- the most dangerous dragon of all -- were just dragonets. When the future was bright and uncertain, when no one had been betrayed or had their heart broken. This is the

Jun 23, 2020
Dog Diaries- Mission Impawsible by Patterson, James, author. Dog Diaries- Mission Impawsible

Grab your sunglasses and slather on the sunscreen! In this laugh-out-loud adventure for kids and animal lovers everywhere, summer is here and Junior is getting his very own doggy vacation. It's me, Junior, back again with another tail-wagging tale of mischief-making! I'll tell you all about the fur-raising time I had when my pet humans went on a trip without me, and the horrible place they left me. Here are some of the adventures I had: How I survived on a diet of icky vegetables, with no yummy,

Jun 23, 2020
Genesis Begins Again by Williams, Alicia D., author. Genesis Begins Again

A Newbery Honor Book Winner of the Correta Scott King - John Steptoe for New Talent Author Award A Morris Award Finalist An NPR Favorite Book of 2019 A School Library Journal Best Middle Grade Book of 2019 A Kirkus Reviews Best Middle Grade Book of 2019 This deeply sensitive and powerful debut novel tells the story of a thirteen-year-old who must overcome internalized racism and a verbally abusive family to finally learn to love herself. There are ninety-six things Genesis hates about herself.

Jun 23, 2020
Gold Rush Girl by Avi, Avi, author. Gold Rush Girl

Newbery Medalist Avi brings us mud-caked, tent-filled San Francisco in 1848 with a willful heroine who goes on an unintended - and perilous - adventure to save her brother.Victoria Blaisdell longs for independence and adventure, and she yearns to accompany her father as he sails west in search of real gold! But it is 1848, and Tory isn't even allowed to go to school, much less travel all the way from Rhode Island to California. Determined to take control of her own destiny, Tory stows away on th

Jun 23, 2020
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by Rowling, J.K., author. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

"'There is a plot, Harry Potter. A plot to make most terrible things happen at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry this year.'" Harry Potter's summer has included the worst birthday ever, doomy warnings from a house-elf called Dobby, and rescue from the Dursleys by his friend Ron Weasley in a magical flying car! Back at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for his second year, Harry hears strange whispers echo through empty corridors - and then the attacks start. Students are found

Jun 23, 2020
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by Rowling, J.K., author. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

"'Give me Harry Potter,' said Voldemort's voice, 'and none shall be harmed. Give me Harry Potter, and I shall leave the school untouched. Give me Harry Potter, and you will be rewarded.'"As he climbs into the sidecar of Hagrid's motorbike and takes to the skies, leaving Privet Drive for the last time, Harry Potter knows that Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters are not far behind. The protective charm that has kept Harry safe until now is broken, but he cannot keep hiding. The Dark Lord is breath

Jun 23, 2020
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by Rowling, J.K., author. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

"'There will be three tasks, spaced throughout the school year, and they will test the champions in many different ways their magical prowess - their daring - their powers of deduction - and, of course, their ability to cope with danger.'"The Triwizard Tournament is to be held at Hogwarts. Only wizards who are over seventeen are allowed to enter - but that doesn't stop Harry dreaming that he will win the competition. Then at Hallowe'en, when the Goblet of Fire makes its selection, Harry is amaz

Jun 23, 2020
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by Rowling, J.K., author. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

"There it was, hanging in the sky above the school: the blazing green skull with a serpent tongue, the mark Death Eaters left behind whenever they had entered a building wherever they had murdered "When Dumbledore arrives at Privet Drive one summer night to collect Harry Potter, his wand hand is blackened and shrivelled, but he does not reveal why. Secrets and suspicion are spreading through the wizarding world, and Hogwarts itself is not safe. Harry is convinced that Malfoy bears the Dark Mark

Jun 23, 2020
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by Rowling, J.K., author. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

"'You are sharing the Dark Lord's thoughts and emotions. The Headmaster thinks it inadvisable for this to continue. He wishes me to teach you how to close your mind to the Dark Lord.'"Dark times have come to Hogwarts. After the Dementors' attack on his cousin Dudley, Harry Potter knows that Voldemort will stop at nothing to find him. There are many who deny the Dark Lord's return, but Harry is not alone: a secret order gathers at Grimmauld Place to fight against the Dark forces. Harry must allow

Jun 23, 2020
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by Rowling, J.K., author. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

"'Welcome to the Knight Bus, emergency transport for the stranded witch or wizard. Just stick out your wand hand, step on board and we can take you anywhere you want to go.'"When the Knight Bus crashes through the darkness and screeches to a halt in front of him, it's the start of another far from ordinary year at Hogwarts for Harry Potter. Sirius Black, escaped mass-murderer and follower of Lord Voldemort, is on the run - and they say he is coming after Harry. In his first ever Divination class

Jun 23, 2020
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by Rowling, J.K., author. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

"Turning the envelope over, his hand trembling, Harry saw a purple wax seal bearing a coat of arms; a lion, an eagle, a badger and a snake surrounding a large letter 'H'."Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rub

Jun 23, 2020
Home for Goddesses and Dogs, A by Connor, Leslie, author. Home for Goddesses and Dogs, A

Award-winning author Leslie Connor has created another unique masterpiece, wholly original and beautifully crafted.A Home for Goddesses and Dogssings about loss and love and finding joy in the new friendships and a loving family and the worlds best bad dog.

Jun 23, 2020
How to Train Your Dragon- How to Cheat a Dragon's Curse by Cowell, Cressida, author. How to Train Your Dragon- How to Cheat a Dragon's Curse

In his 4th sidesplitting adventure, Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III must rescue his best friend, Fishlegs, from the deadly disease Vorpentitis. The only cure is rare and almost impossible to find...a potato. But where will Hiccup find such a thing? He'll have to dodge the terrible Sharkworms, battle Doomfangs, and outwit crazy Hooligans if he's going to be a Hero...again. A fast paced plot, slapstick humor, witty dialogue and imaginative black and white illustrations enhance this exciting tale.

Jun 23, 2020
How to Train Your Dragon- How to Seize a Dragon's Jewel by Cowell, Cressida, author. How to Train Your Dragon- How to Seize a Dragon's Jewel

The Dragon Rebellion has begun, bringing the Vikings' darkest hour upon them. Hiccup has become an outcast, but that won't stop him from going on the most harrowing and important quest of his life. He must find the Dragon's Jewel in order to save his people...but where should he begin? Don't miss Hiccup's most dangerous adventure yet!.

Jun 23, 2020
How to Train Your Dragon- How to Speak Dragonese by Cowell, Cressida, author. How to Train Your Dragon- How to Speak Dragonese

The rollicking sequel to "How to Train Your Dragon" and "How to Be a Pirate" offers a fast-paced plot, slapstick humor, witty dialogue, and imaginative black-and-white illustrations to enhance an exciting tale featuring Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III. Now available in paperback!.

Jun 23, 2020
Ivy and Bean (Bundle) by Barrows, Annie, author. Ivy and Bean (Bundle)

Includes: Ivy and Bean, Ivy and Bean and the Ghost that Had to Go, and Ivy and Bean Break the Fossil Record.

Jun 23, 2020
Keeper of the Lost Cities by Messenger, Shannon, author. Keeper of the Lost Cities

A New York Times best-selling series A USA Today best-selling series A California Young Reader Medal-winning series In this riveting debut, a telepathic girl must figure out why she is the key to her brand-new world - before the wrong person finds the answer first. Twelve-year-old Sophie has never quite fit into her life. She's skipped multiple grades and doesn't really connect with the older kids at school, but she's not comfortable with her family, either. The reason? Sophie's a Telepath, som

Jun 23, 2020

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