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Surely Surely Marisol Rainey

?Anyone who has ever had trouble feeling brave will be empowered by Marisol.?NBC News Everyone loves sports . . . except Marisol! The stand-alone companion to Newbery Medal winner and New York Times?bestselling Erin Entrada Kellys Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey is an irresistible and humorous story about friendship, family, and fitting in. Fans of Clementine, Billy Miller Makes a Wish, and Ramona the Pest will find a new friend in Marisol. Marisol Raineys two least-favorite things are radishes and g

 
Slappy, Beware!

This is Slappy's world-- you only scream in it! But where did he come from? And can he ever be destroyed? Slappy the ventriloquists dummy has only one mission in his tiny, deranged mind: do evil every day, all day. His creator, powerful sorcerer Darkwell the Magician, has warned him that should he fail to cause chaos before the sun sets each day, he will sleep FOREVER. Normally, this is a piece of poisonous cake for Slappy?but he may have met his match in the Carlton family. Each attempt at evil

 
Sisterhood Of Sleuths

A clever and thought-provoking mystery that pays homage to classic Nancy Drew stories, perfect for fans of Wendy Mass and Trenton Lee Stewart. Maizy always assumed she knew everything about her grandmother, Jacuzzi.?So?when a box full of vintage Nancy Drew books gets left at her mom?s thrift store, Maizy is surprised to find an old photo?of her grandmother and two other women?tucked beneath the collection. Stranger still, when Maizy shows the photo to Jacuzzi she feigns ignorance, insisting the

 
Rhinos at Recess

The #1 bestselling Magic Tree House series is ready to whisk you away across the world with Jack and Annie--this time to the African savanna! Jack and Annie are on the playground at recess when they feel the magic tree house calling them. They sneak away and are whisked off on an adventure in South Africa, where a majestic rhino needs saving! There are a swooping helicopter, strict park rangers, and--most terrifying of all--poachers. How do you hide one of the largest land mammals in the flat te

 
On Air with Zoe Washington

Bestselling author Janae Marks returns with a bighearted and empowering sequel to the critically acclaimed From the Desk of Zoe Washington, following Zoe and her recently exonerated father as they build their new relationship and work to open their own restaurant together. You are listening to On Air with Zoe Washington . . . Two years ago, Zoe Washington helped clear Marcus name for a crime he didnt commit. Now her birth father has finally been released from prison and to an outpouring of commu

 
Lolo's Light

For readers who love The Thing About Jellyfish and Counting By 7s, Lolo's Light is a deeply honest middle grade novel about grief, redemption, and life as a kid facing both. This is a truth about growing up: Once in your life, sometime after your first memory but before you can drive a car, something is going to happen to you that doesn't happen to anyone else you know. It might be something good. It might be something bad, or special, or funny, or shocking. For Millie, it's something really sad

 
Duet for Home, A

From the New York Times best-selling creator of the Vanderbeekers series comes a triumphant tale of friendship, healing, and the power of believing in ourselves told from the perspective of biracial sixth-graders June and Tyrell, two children living in a homeless shelter. As their friendship grows over a shared love of classical music, June and Tyrell confront a new housing policy that puts homeless families in danger. It's Junes first day at Huey House, and as if losing her home werent enough,

 
The Dark Talent

The evil Librarians are coming! A hero with an incredible talent...for breaking things. A life-or-death mission...to rescue a bag of sand. A fearsome threat from a powerful secret network...the evil Librarians. Alcatraz Smedry doesn't seem destined for anything but disaster. On his 13th birthday he receives a bag of sand, which is quickly stolen by the cult of evil Librarians plotting to take over the world. The sand will give the Librarians the edge they need to achieve world domination. Alcatr

 
Best Wishes

When Beccas best friend, Hailey, says she doesn't want to be friends anymore, Becca is devastated. But then Becca receives a mysterious package in the mail with a beautiful bracelet and a note that tells her to make a wish. So Becca puts on the bracelet? why not, right?--and wishes to have friends. Lots of friends. So many friends. And just like that, the magic works. Suddenly, EVERYONE wants to be Beccas BFF, from all the kids at school to the teachers (!) to Beccas own mom (!!). At first, Becc

 
Bastille vs. the Evil Librarians

Now a USA TODAY Bestseller! From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson and Janci Patterson comes Bastille vs. the Evil Librarians, the thrilling conclusion to the Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians saga. As a Knight of Crystallia, I, Bastille, swore to protect the Smedry clan from the Evil Librarians. (And believe me, screwups like them constantly need protecting.) But when Alcatraz Smedry got strapped to an altar of outdated encyclopedias to be sacrificed to the dark gods, I arri

 
Alcatraz vs the Shattered Lens

New York Times best-selling author Brandon Sanderson's previous three Alcatraz books have set the stage for this, the epic conclusion to reluctant hero Alcatraz Smedry's conflict with the Evil Librarians- whose ranks include his own mother. The fate of Mokia and the Free Kingdoms rests in the hands of Alcatraz and his cadre of loyal friends. But their fight is made all the more harrowing when the Librarians unleash their army of giant killer robots onto the battlefield.

 
Alcatraz Versus the Scrivener's Bones

Brandon Sanderson won instant acclaim with young listeners for the first volume of his humorous and action-packed Alcatraz series, Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians. In his second adventure, Alcatraz has his hands full with a Scriveners Bone?a half-human, half-machine assassin?pursuing him. And if thats not enough, Alcatraz receives word that his father is in mortal danger. Now its up to Alcatraz and a quirky band of his relatives to mount a daring rescue.

 
Alcatraz versus the Knights of Crystallia

A hit in Europe and the U.S., Brandon Sandersons best-selling Alcatraz books feature an unconventional hero and his battles with the forces of evil?Librarians. Traveling to the Free Kingdom city of Crystallia, Alcatraz is shocked to learn that he is a local legend thanks to being kidnapped as a child by his Evil Librarian mother. Soon the city comes under siege by the Librarians, and Alcatraz, his father, his friend Bastille, and his always late-to-the-party grandpa are the only ones standing in

 
Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians

The author of the Mistborn trilogy and Elantris, Brandon Sanderson is winning abundant praise for this rollicking?and unusual?tale. Alcatraz Smedry cant exactly be described as someone who doesnt break things. In fact, he breaks lots of things. The truth is, hes a major klutz. Breaking things, however, might just be the ace in the hole he needs when he goes up against a cabal of nefarious (gasp!) librarians.?Like Lemony Snicket and superhero comics rolled into one (and then revved up on steroids