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Ali Cross- The Secret Detective by Patterson, James, author. Ali Cross- The Secret Detective

The #1 bestselling kid detective is back! Mysteries, crime-solving, homeroom?all in a day's work for Ali Cross. Ali Cross has always looked up to his father, the famous detective Alex Cross. And after helping to solve two big cases, Ali knows he has what it takes to follow in his father's footsteps. Eager to keep solving crimes, Ali and his friends hack into police calls and go to crime scenes to watch the detectives at work?and try to crack the cases themselves. But when Ali witnesses somethi

May 11, 2022
Castle in the Air by Jones, Diana Wynne, author. Castle in the Air

A companion to Howl's Moving Castle, Diana Wynne Jones' Castle in the Air was named an ALA?Notable Book and an ALA?Best Book for Young Adults. In this sparkling tale, young merchant Abdullah purchases a magic carpet-and soon finds that the enchanted rug is none too agreeable. But despite the carpet's cranky demeanor, Abdullah must rely on its help to rescue a princess from a wicked djinn. "A bewitching romp, gratifying to mind, imagination, and funny bone."-Kirkus Reviews.

May 11, 2022
Charlie Thorne and the Curse of Cleopatra by Gibbs, Stuart, author. Charlie Thorne and the Curse of Cleopatra

In this third book in the Charlie Thorne series from bestselling author Stuart Gibbs, Charlie tracks down Cleopatras greatest treasure in Egypt. Charlie Thorne is a genius. Charlie Thorne is a renegade. Charlie Thorne isnt going down without a fight. After tracking down incredible discoveries by Einstein and Darwin, Charlie is back. This time, the great ruler Cleopatra has left behind an extremely valuable and powerful treasure, its location encoded on an ancient stone tablet. In 30 BCE, Cleopat

May 11, 2022
Earthquake in the Early Morning by Osborne, Mary Pope, author. Earthquake in the Early Morning

Jack and Annie travel back to the morning of the great San Francisco earthquake. While they are there, they meet a reporter and help get some kids to safety.

May 11, 2022
House of Many Ways by Jones, Diana Wynne, author. House of Many Ways

Recipient of two Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honors, beloved fantasy and children's author Diana Wynne Jones presents this exciting sequel to her novel Howl's Moving Castle), which was transformed into an Academy Award?-nominated motion picture. A girl named Charmain must inhabit her ailing great-uncle's time-traveling home full of magical belongings. As Charmain begins a journey of amazing discoveries, she comes to the attention of the powerful sorceress Sophie and an elusive wizard named Howl

May 11, 2022
Howl's Moving Castle by Jones, Diana Wynne, author. Howl's Moving Castle

A Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book and ALA Notable and Best of the Year in Young Adult Fiction, Howl's Moving Castle by acclaimed fantasy writer Diane Wynne Jones was transformed into an Academy Award?-nominated animated motion picture by Hayao Miyazaki. On a rare venture out from her step-mother's hat shop, Sophie attracts the attention of a witch, who casts a terrible spell transforming the young girl into an old crone. "A wonderful blend of humor, magic, and romance."-Publishers Weekly.

May 11, 2022
Manatee Summer by Griffith, Evan, author. Manatee Summer

Perfect for fans of The Line Tender and The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise, this poignant middle grade debut beautifully captures all the heart and uncertainty that come with caring for family, friends, and the natural world. Peter and his best friend, Tommy, have a goal for their last summer before middle school: finish their Discovery Journal, a catalog of the animals around their Florida town. When they spot a manatee, Peter knows hes found something special?especially because his grand

May 11, 2022
Red, White, and Whole by LaRocca, Rajani, author. Red, White, and Whole

A heartbreakingly hopeful novel in verse about an Indian American girl whose life is turned upside down when her mother is diagnosed with leukemia. Reha feels torn between two worlds: school, where shes the only Indian American student, and home, with her familys traditions and holidays. But Rehas parents dont understand why shes conflicted - they only notice when Reha doesnt meet their strict expectations. Reha feels disconnected from her mother, or Amma, although their names are linked - Reha

May 11, 2022
Revolutionary War on Wednesday by Osborne, Mary Pope, author. Revolutionary War on Wednesday

The Magic Tree House whisks Jack and Annie back to Colonial America. They arrive just as General George Washington is planning the crossing of the Delaware River. Before they know it, Jack and Annie are in a boat with the Father of Our Country as history is made!.

May 11, 2022
Stage Fright on a Summer Night by Osborne, Mary Pope, author. Stage Fright on a Summer Night

Jack and Annie are whisked back to Elizabethan England where they meet the Bard of Avon himself, William Shakespeare, and luckily for them he is desperate for two small actors for his latest play! A wonderful adventure as well as the perfect introduction to Shakespeare for young readers.

May 11, 2022
The Ash House by Walker, Angharad, author. The Ash House

An unsettling, gripping middle grade debut about searching for a sense of belonging in the wrong places, and the bravery it takes to defy those who seek to control us. When Eleven-year-old Sol arrives at the Ash House, desperate for a cure for his complex pain syndrome, he finds a community of strange children long abandoned by their mysterious Headmaster. The children at the Ash House want the new boy to love their home as much as they do. They give him a name like theirs. They show him the do

May 11, 2022
Tigers at Twilight by Osborne, Mary Pope, author. Tigers at Twilight

Jack and Annie are ready for their next fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series?the Magic Tree House! Tigers in trouble? That's what Jack and Annie find when the Magic Tree House whisks them and Teddy, the enchanted dog, to a forest in India. The rare tigers are being trapped by greedy poachers! Can Jack and Annie find a way to help? Or will a fierce tiger eat them instead? Visit the Magic Tree House website! MagicTreeHouse.com From the Trade Paperback edition.

May 11, 2022
Twister on Tuesday by Osborne, Mary Pope, author. Twister on Tuesday

An adventure to blow you away! That's what Jack and Annie get when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to the 1870s. They land on the prairie near a one-room schoolhouse, where they meet a teenaged schoolteacher, some cool kids, and one big, scary bully. But the biggest and scariest thing is yet to come.

May 11, 2022
Wave by Farid, Diana, author. Wave

A coming-of-age novel in verse set in 1980s Southern California, about a Persian American girl who rides the waves, falls, and finds her way back to the shore Thirteen-year-old Ava loves to surf and to sing. Singing and reading Rumi poems settle her mild OCD, and catching waves with her best friend, Phoenix, lets her fit in?her olive skin looks tan, not foreign. But then Ava has to spend the summer before ninth grade volunteering at the hospital, to follow in her single mothers footsteps to beco

May 11, 2022