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Chicken of Thor - recipe for revenge by Tillery, Paul, IV, author. Chicken of Thor - recipe for revenge

"The mighty chicken Thundercluck is in trouble. He and Brunhilde have run a-fowl of the gods of Asgard, and the best friends must f ly the coop. But when a seasoned foe serves up more danger, it's out of the frying pan and into the fire for these plucky heroes. Can their friendship handle the heat . . . or will they both be cooked?"--

Dec 3, 2019
Dreams from many rivers by Engle, Margarita, author. Dreams from many rivers

"A middle grade verse history of Latinos in the United States, told through the voices of many and varied individuals ranging from Juan Ponce de Leo´n to modern-day sixth graders." --

Dec 3, 2019
Kid presidents - true tales of childhood from America's presidents by Stabler, David, author. Kid presidents - true tales of childhood from America's presidents

Did you know that all of the presidents-to-be faced kid-sized problems growing up in America? Every president started out as a kid! Forget the legends, tall tales, and historic achievements - before they were presidents, the future leaders of the United States had regular-kid problems just like you. John F. Kennedy hated his big brother, Lyndon Johnson pulled pranks in class. Barack Obama was bothered by bullies. And Bill Clinton was crazy clumsy (he once broke his leg jumping rope.) Kid Preside

Dec 3, 2019
Look both ways - a tale told in ten blocks by Reynolds, Jason, author, narrator. Look both ways - a tale told in ten blocks

"This story was going to begin like all the best stories. With a school bus falling from the sky. But no one saw it happen. They were all too busy. Talking about boogers. Stealing pocket change. Skateboarding. Wiping out. Braving up. Executing complicated handshakes. Planning an escape. Making jokes. Lotioning up. Finding comfort. But mostly, too busy walking home. In Look Both Ways, Jason Reynolds weaves ten tales (one per block) about what happens after the dismissal bell rings, into one wicke

Nov 27, 2019
Ms. Marvel vol. 1 by Wilson, G. Willow, 1982- author. Ms. Marvel vol. 1

Presenting the International Sensation: The All-New Ms. Marvel! Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City - until she's suddenly enpowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Find out as she takes the Marvel Universe by storm! When Kamala discovers the dangers of her newfound powers, she also unlocks a secret behind them. Is Kamala ready to wield these immense gifts? Or will the weight of the legacy before her prove too much to bear? K

Dec 3, 2019
Santa's puppy by Hapka, Catherine, author. Santa's puppy

When Santa's best friend, Peppermint Bark, gets left in a chimney on Christmas Day, it's up to Chris, Holly and Ivy to return the pup to the North Pole before it's too late.

Dec 3, 2019
Space case - a Moon Base Alpha novel by Gibbs, Stuart, 1969- Space case - a Moon Base Alpha novel

Like his fello lunarnauts living on Moon Base Alpha, twelve-year-old Dashiell Gibson is famous the world over for being one of the first humans to live on the moon. And he's bored out of his mind. Then Moon Base Alpha's top scientist turns up dead. Dash senses there's foul play afoot, but no one believes him. But Dr. Holtz was on the verge of an important new discovery, Dash finds out, and it's a secret that could change everything for the Moonies: a secret someone just might kill to keep.

Dec 3, 2019
The fowl twins by Colfer, Eoin, author. The fowl twins

"One week after their eleventh birthday, the Fowl twins--scientist Myles, and Beckett, the force of nature--are left in the care of house security (NANNI) for a single night. In that time they befriend a troll who has clawed his way through the earth's crust to the surface. Unfortunately for the troll, he is being chased by a nefarious nobleman and an interrogating nun, who both need the magical creature for their own gain, as well as a fairy-in-training who has been assigned to protect him. The

Dec 3, 2019
Took - a ghost story by Hahn, Mary Downing, author. Took - a ghost story

Thirteen-year-old Daniel Anderson doesn't believe Brody Mason's crazy stories about the ghost witch who lives up on Brewster's Hill with Bloody Bones, her man-eating razorback hog. He figures Brody's probably just trying to scare him since he's the new kid... a "stuck-up snot" from Connecticut. But Daniel's seven-year-old sister Erica has become more and more withdrawn, talking to her lookalike doll. When she disappears into the woods one day, he knows something is terribly wrong. Did the witch

Dec 3, 2019