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A soft place to land by Marks, Janae, author. A soft place to land

Joy Taylor has always believed home is the house she lived in her entire life. But then her dad lost his job, and suddenly, home becomes a tiny apartment with thin walls, shared bedrooms, and a place for tense arguments between Mom and Dad. Hardest of all, Joy doesn't have her music to escape through anymore. Without enough funds, her dreams of becoming a great pianist, and one day, a film score composer, have been put on hold. A friendly new neighbor her age lets Joy in on the complex's best-ke

Oct 11, 2021
Big Shot by Kinney, Jeff, author. Big Shot

In Big Shot, book 16 of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney, Greg Heffley and sports just don't mix. After a disastrous field day competition at school, Greg decides that when it comes to his athletic career, he's officially retired. But after his mom urges him to give sports one more chance, he reluctantly agrees to sign up for basketball. Tryouts are a mess, and Greg is sure he won't make the cut. But he unexpectedly lands a spot on the worst te

Oct 22, 2021
Candidly Cline by Ormsbee, Kathryn, author. Candidly Cline

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Oct 22, 2021
Captain Underpants and the Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-Boxers by Pilkey, Dav, author. Captain Underpants and the Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-Boxers

When we last saw our heroes, George and Harold, they had been turned into evil zombie nerds doomed to roam a devastated, postapocalyptic planet for all eternity. But why, you might ask, didn't the amazing Captain Underpants save the boys from this frightening fate? Because Tippy Tinkletrousers and his time-traveling hijinks prevented George and Harold from creating Captain Underpants in the first place! Now, having changed the course of human history forever, they'll have to figure out a way to

Oct 22, 2021
Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot by Pilkey, Dav, author. Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot

George and Harold, and their doubles, Yesterday George and Yesterday Harold, have a good thing going. Two of them go to school, while the other two hide in the tree house and play video games all day -- then they switch! But it turns out there's something rotten in the state of Ohio, and it's smellier than a pile of putrid gym socks. The boys' malicious gym teacher, Mr. Meaner, has created a method of mind control that transforms their fellow students into attentive, obedient, perfect children.

Oct 22, 2021
Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers by Pilkey, Dav, author. Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers

When we last saw George and Harold, they were headed to jail for the rest of their lives. What could be worse? How about being pulled from prison by a time-traveling tyrant named Tippy Tinkletrousers?!!? Now the boys are taking a trip back in time to the carefree days of kindergarten, when the scariest thing they had to face was not evil mad scientists or alien cafeteria ladies but a sixth-grade bully named Kipper Krupp, the nephew of their clueless school principal. And because George and Harol

Oct 22, 2021
Captain Underpants and the Tyrannical Retaliation of the Turbo Toilet 2000 by Pilkey, Dav, author. Captain Underpants and the Tyrannical Retaliation of the Turbo Toilet 2000

Just when you thought it was safe to flush, the Turbo Toilet 2000 strikes back! The carnivorous commode known for devouring everything in its path has built up a real appetite... for REVENGE! Luckily, the fate of humanity is once again in the hands of George and Harold and their annoying nemesis Melvin Sneedly. Will Wedgie Power prevail? Or will the amazing Captain Underpants be flushed away forever?.

Oct 22, 2021
Clarice the Brave by McMann, Lisa, author. Clarice the Brave

New York Times bestselling author of The Unwanteds brings us an epic animal adventure story perfect for fans of Pax and A Wolf Called Wander. The only good cat is a fed cat. Clarice, a young ship mouse, knows this to be true. She and her brother, Charles Sebastian,?were taught to be careful?as all mice are?but caution is no match for the sea, which took their mother, and it is certainly no match for Special Lady, the horrid cat who ate their sister. Now the siblings hide in their pantry crate, k

Oct 22, 2021
Curse of the Forgotten City by Aster, Alex, author. Curse of the Forgotten City

The second book in the Emblem Island series from powerhouse author Alex Aster. In this tale Tor, Engle, and Melda must stop a band of cursed pirates from taking over their home. Tor is adjusting to life with the power of the Night Witch, especially with his best friends Engle and Melda by his side. But when a mysterious girl washes up on shore claiming a band of cursed pirates is on their way to Emblem Island, life changes fast. The girl, Gemma, is from an underwater city that was destroyed by t

Oct 22, 2021
Curse of the Night Witch by Aster, Alex, author. Curse of the Night Witch

A fast-paced series starter perfect for fans of Aru Shah and the End of Time and filled with adventure, mythology, and an unforgettable trio of friends. On Emblem Island all are born knowing their fate. Their lifelines show the course of their life and an emblem dictates how they will spend it. Twelve-year-old Tor Luna was born with a leadership emblem, just like his mother. But he hates his mark and is determined to choose a different path for himself. So, on the annual New Year's Eve celebrati

Oct 22, 2021
Darkness of Dragons by Sutherland, Tui T., author. Darkness of Dragons

The new prophecy comes to a thrilling conclusion in the New York Times bestselling Wings of Fire series! A young NightWing may have had the first true prophecy in generations . . . Something is coming to shake the earth. Something is coming to scorch the ground. Jade Mountain will fall beneath thunder and ice. Unless the lost city of night can be found. Will the return of Darkstalker bring a horrible future to Pyrrhia? Or can five young dragons save the world -- again? Don't miss the thrilling

Oct 22, 2021
Escaping Peril by Sutherland, Tui T., author. Escaping Peril

Peril has been loyal to Queen Scarlet, who used her fatal firescales to kill countless dragons in the SkyWing arena. Now, Peril is loyal to Clay, the only dragonet who has ever been her friend. So when Scarlet threatens Jade Mountain Academy, Peril sets off to find her former queen, stop her, and save the day, no matter what it takes. There's just one problem: a strangely persistent SeaWing, Turtle, insists on coming along, too. Turtle is worried about his friends, who left to search for Scarle

Oct 22, 2021
Faceless by Lasky, Kathryn, author. Faceless

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Oct 22, 2021
Fallout - spies, superbombs, and the ultimate Cold War showdown by Sheinkin, Steve, author. Fallout - spies, superbombs, and the ultimate Cold War showdown

As World War II comes to a close, the United States and the Soviet Union emerge as the two greatest world powers on extreme opposites of the political spectrum. After the United States showed its hand with the atomic bomb in Hiroshima, the Soviets refuse to be left behind. With communism sweeping the globe, the two nations begin a neck-and-neck competition to build even more destructive bombs and conquer the Space Race. In their battle for dominance, spy planes fly above, armed submarines swim d

Oct 11, 2021
Fifty-Four Things Wrong with Gwendolyn Rogers by Carter, Caela, author. Fifty-Four Things Wrong with Gwendolyn Rogers

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Oct 22, 2021
I, Cosmo by Sorosiak, Carlie, author. I, Cosmo

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Oct 22, 2021
Last gamer standing by Zhao, Kaite, author. Last gamer standing

"In twelve-year-old Reyna Cheng's world, gaming is everything. Professional esports teams are the mainstream celebrities. Kids begin training from a young age, aspiring for the big leagues. Reyna is the up-and-coming junior amateur Dayhold gamer, competing in a VR battle royale against AI monsters and human players. But despite Reyna's rising popularity and skills, no one knows who she is. Gaming is still a boys' club and to protect herself against trolls and their harassment, she games as the m

Oct 11, 2021
Linked by Korman, Gordon, author. Linked

You can't deny something is wrong when it's right there in front of you. Link, Michael, and Dana live in a quiet town. But its woken up very quickly when someone sneaks into school and vandalizes it with a swastika. Nobody can believe it. How could such a symbol of hate end up in the middle of their school? Who would do such a thing? Because Michael was the first person to see it, hes the first suspect. Because Link is one of the most popular guys in school, everyones looking to him to figure

Oct 22, 2021
Living ghosts and mischievous monsters- chilling American Indian stories by Jones, Dan C., 1951- author. Living ghosts and mischievous monsters- chilling American Indian stories

"Not all things strange are ghosts. Some of the creatures in these pages might only have a message for you, but some are the stuff of nightmares. These thirty-two short stories--from tales passed down for generations to accounts that could have happened yesterday--are collected from the thriving tradition of ghost stories in American Indian cultures across North America. Prepare for stories of witches and walking dolls, hungry skeletons, La Llorona and Deer Woman, and other supernatural beings r

Oct 11, 2021
Mighty Inside by Frazier, Sundee T., author. Mighty Inside

Melvin Robinson wants a strong, smooth, He-Man voice that lets him say what he wants, when he wants?especially to his crush Millie Takazawa, and Gary Ratliff, who constantly puts him down. But the thought of starting high school is only making his stutter worse. And Melvin's growing awareness that racism is everywhere?not just in the South where a boy his age has been brutally killed by two white men, but also in his own hometown of Spokane?is making him realize that he can't mutely stand by.

Oct 22, 2021

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