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Abracadabra! by Enderle, Dotti, 1954- author.

Abracadabra!

When their winning bottlecap is stolen by a ghost magician, Malcolm and Dandy pursue him to the abandoned Deja-View theater and try to get their prize back--without getting sawed in half in the process.

Aug 22, 2014
Apollo and the battle of the birds by Holub, Joan.

Apollo and the battle of the birds

"When a flock of angry birds threaten Zeus and his fellow Olympians, they need the help of a new friend--assuming the stranger is actually a friend! After a horrible drought, Zeus and his fellow Olympians are determined to help restore the land as they try to figure out their current mission, to find a special shield called an aegis. Thanks to some grateful villagers, who benefit from the rain and crops that the young Olympians magically create, they find the armor they need. But they are sudden

Aug 22, 2014
Ares and the spear of fear by Holub, Joan, author.

Ares and the spear of fear

The Olympians search for the spear of fear, a weapon that belongs to Ares but is currently held by the Amazonians.

Aug 22, 2014
Autumn's secret gift by Allen, Elise, author.

Autumn's secret gift

In Mother Nature's realm, sisters Autumn, Winter, Spring, and Summer are nature's royalty, responsible for each magical turn of the seasons, but Autumn has lost a special gift from Mother Nature and her siststers must help her find it.

Aug 22, 2014
Beauty - Aurora's sleepy kitten by Redbank, Tennant, author.

Beauty - Aurora's sleepy kitten

Princess Aurora's kitten, Beauty, loves to sleep, but she promised Aurora she would stay awake for the star shower at midnight and now must find a way to stop herself from sleeping.

Aug 22, 2014
Bella's birthday unicorn by Burkhart, Jessica, author.

Bella's birthday unicorn

Excited to receive a pet unicorn on her eighth birthday, Princess Bella worries because her friends are fighting and her parents seem to be hiding something, which Bella fears might mean that she won't get the unicorn of her dreams.

Aug 22, 2014
Blondie - Rapunzel's royal pony by Redbank, Tennant.

Blondie - Rapunzel's royal pony

Blondie loves being Princess Rapunzel's royal pony, but what will happen when Rapunzel gets another palace pet?

Aug 21, 2014
Burp or treat...smell my feet! by Krulik, Nancy E., author.

Burp or treat...smell my feet!

"George is ready for candy and fun--but dealing with a prank-pulling phantom and learning that his friend might move away is almost as terrifying as the super burp. There are definitely more tricks than treats in store for George when those magic burps take over. Join George as he tries to solve the mystery and keep his friends together!" --

Aug 22, 2014
Captain Awesome vs the evil babysitter by Kirby, Stan.

Captain Awesome vs the evil babysitter

"When Eugene's parents go away for the weekend, he discovers that his babysitter is a true villain. Will Captain Awesome be able to save himself--and his little sister--from the evil babysitter?"--

Aug 17, 2014
Cloud Island by Banks, Rosie (Children's fiction writer)

Cloud Island

Ellie, Summer, and Jasmine are thrilled to be visiting Cloud Island, a fluffy wonderland high in the sky over the Secret Kingdom. But wicked Queen Malice has hidden a nasty thunderbolt among the cloud bunnies and cotton candy fields. If the girls can't find it, Cloud Island will be torn apart for good!

Aug 22, 2014
Enchanted palace by Banks, Rosie (Children's fiction writer), author.

Enchanted palace

When Ellie, Summer, and Jasmine find a magic box, they are whisked away to a fantastical land called the Secret Kingdom. The girls soon lend help to Trixi the pixie, and in order to save King Merry's birthday party, they will need to defeat the evil Queen Malice and her nasty thunderbolts.

Aug 22, 2014
Eww! what's on my shoe? by Krulik, Nancy E.

Eww! what's on my shoe?

"When his friend Alex becomes famous for breaking a world record, George has to learn to be a supportive friend"--

Aug 17, 2014
Herbie Jones and the class gift by Kline, Suzy.

Herbie Jones and the class gift

Disaster strikes when Annabelle trusts Herbie Jones and Raymond with the job of picking up the class's gift to their teacher.

Aug 22, 2014
Herbie Jones by Kline, Suzy.

Herbie Jones

Herbie's experiences in the third grade include finding bones in the boy's bathroom, wandering away from his class on their field trip, and being promoted to a higher reading group.

Aug 22, 2014
Judy Moody, mood Martian by McDonald, Megan, author.

Judy Moody, mood Martian

When it is "Backward Day," Judy must turn her usual sour mood upside down and be happy and nice for a change.

Aug 22, 2014
Marion strikes a pose by Barkley, Callie.

Marion strikes a pose

While her friends in the Critter Club babysit frogs, second-grader Marion enters a fashion design contest.

Aug 22, 2014
Mermaid reef by Banks, Rosie (Children's fiction writer), author.

Mermaid reef

Ellie, Summer and Jasmine are set for a magical adventure deep beneath the sea. Can they help their new underwater friends save the enchanted Wishing Pearl from Queen Malice and her Storm Sprites?

Aug 22, 2014
Monkey me and the pet show by Roland, Timothy, author, illustrator.

Monkey me and the pet show

Ever since he ate a zapped banana, hyperactive second-grader Clyde turns into a monkey when he gets excited, so his twin sister Claudia plans to take her "monkey" to the school pet show--but when all the animals are pet-napped Clyde has to use his inner monkey to rescue them.

Aug 17, 2014
My explosive diary by Gale, Emily, author.

My explosive diary

Eliza Boom is the daughter of a spy gadget inventor who hopes to create a great invention like her father, but first she needs to get a roll of her father's top-secret film back from the class bully Zoe Wakefield.

Aug 22, 2014
No dogs allowed by Calmenson, Stephanie, author.

No dogs allowed

Best friends and dog lovers Kate and Lucie live in apartments where dogs are not allowed, but a pair of unusual necklaces they find in a thrift store allow them to become dogs whenever they wish.

Aug 21, 2014
Plop! by Enderle, Dotti, 1954- author.

Plop!

When Grandma Eunice gives Malcolm a strange bottle that she "won" during the 1939 World's Fair, it turns out to contain the ectoplasm of the performer that she tricked--so if Malcolm wants to keep his bottle he is going to have to figure out how to evict this stubborn ghost.

Aug 22, 2014
Princess Posey and the first grade boys by Greene, Stephanie.

Princess Posey and the first grade boys

"Posey gets in trouble when she makes up a not-so-nice song about one of the boys in her class"--

Aug 17, 2014
Ricky Ricotta's mighty robot vs. the mecha-monkeys from Mars by Pilkey, Dav, 1966- author.

Ricky Ricotta's mighty robot vs. the mecha-monkeys from Mars

A small mouse and his best friend, a giant flying robot, attempt to save the Earth when an evil Martian monkey and his mechanical creations attack.

Aug 21, 2014
Ricky Ricotta's mighty robot vs. the voodoo vultures from Venus by Pilkey, Dav, 1966- author.

Ricky Ricotta's mighty robot vs. the voodoo vultures from Venus

A small mouse named Ricky Ricotta and his best friend, a giant flying robot, save the world from Victor Von Vulture and his vicious Voodoo Vultures from Venus.

Aug 22, 2014
Rock & roll! by Enderle, Dotti, 1954- author.

Rock & roll!

When the ghost of a rock star interferes with a music concert that Dandy, Malcolm, and his sister Cocoa are attending, the ghost detectors are on the job--but this time the key to victory may be a video game.

Aug 22, 2014
Sea monster! by Quinn, Jordan.

Sea monster!

When a legendary sea monster starts making waves in the Sea of Wrenly, Prince Lucas and his friend Clara travel to the Island of Primlox seeking information that might help them calm the beast.

Aug 17, 2014
Teacher's pet by White, Jamie, author.

Teacher's pet

"When T.D. adds Martha's name to the substitute teacher list at Wagstaff Elementary, not even he expects a talking dog to actually fill in for Mrs. Clusky. Never one to ignore the call of duty, Martha takes the class under her wing-- er, paw-- but Helen's not sure their friendship survive Martha's teaching style. [And], is it cheating if a Spanish-speaking dog helps you with your homework? Fun word activities included!"--Page 4 of cover.

Aug 22, 2014
The birdy snatchers by Marko, Cyndi, author.

The birdy snatchers

Superheroes Kung Pow Chicken and Egg Drop must stop the evil Birdbrain from zapping the smartest chickens in Fowladelphia into zombies.

Aug 22, 2014
The ghost in the attic by Butler, Dori Hillestad, author.

The ghost in the attic

"When a neighbor calls about ghostly noises in her attic, Kaz and Claire agree to investigate. Could that very familiar-looking ghost dog Kaz sees through the attic window be his lost dog, Cosmo? Venturing outside could be dangerous, but Kaz has to find a way to be reunited with Cosmo before he loses him for good."--

Aug 22, 2014
The golden shell by Harrison, Paula.

The golden shell

The Rescue Princesses are going to Princess School! They're excited, but also a little worried--will they still have time to help animals in need? Princess Ella has lost her pet rabbit. She hopes that her new friends, the Rescue Princesses, are just the girls to bring her bunny home.

Aug 22, 2014
The haunted library by Butler, Dori Hillestad, author.

The haunted library

"When ghost boy Kaz's haunt is torn down and he is separated from his ghost family, he meets a real girl named Claire, who lives above the town library with her parents and her grandmother. Claire has a special ability to see ghosts when other humans cannot and she and Kaz quickly form a friendship."--Amazon website.

Aug 22, 2014
The lost stone by Quinn, Jordan.

The lost stone

Eight-year-old Lucas, Prince of Wrenly, is eager to explore and Clara, daughter of the queen's seamstress, knows the kingdom well, so they team up to find a lost jewel and visit all of the land's main attractions as they search.

Aug 17, 2014
The mystery in the Forbidden City by Paris, Harper.

The mystery in the Forbidden City

Separated from their parents in Beijing, China's Forbidden City, second-grade twins Ethan and Ella luckily find an ancient map that helps them find their way.

Aug 22, 2014
The scarlet dragon by Quinn, Jordan, author.

The scarlet dragon

A newly-hatched, rare scarlet dragon comes under the special protection of the King and Prince Lucas, so when the dragon becomes ill Lucas and Clara set out for the forest of Burth to find the vixberries needed for a cure.

Aug 17, 2014
The terrible time without Tilly by McKay, Hilary, author.

The terrible time without Tilly

Tilly never has time to tidy her messy bedroom because she is always too busy helping other people. So when she leaves home to visit her far-flung relatives, how will her family cope without her?

Aug 22, 2014
The witch's curse by Quinn, Jordan, author.

The witch's curse

"It's been raining non-stop for six whole days. Someone has cursed the Kingdom of Wrenly. Can Lucas and Clara figure out who's behind the evil spell and stop the villain before it's too late?"--

Aug 22, 2014
The woods beyond by Thorpe, Kiki, author.

The woods beyond

Lainey's bad day turns worse when Prilla the fairy calls her clumsy, but while walking in the woods of Never Land, Lainy discovers the hideout of the Lost Boys and makes some new friends.

Aug 17, 2014
Unicorn valley by Banks, Rosie (Children's fiction writer), author.

Unicorn valley

Ellie, Summer, and Jasmine can't wait to visit the Secret Kingdom again! When Queen Malice hides a thunderbolt in Unicorn Valley, the girls set out to destroy it so their new unicorn friends may get their golden horns.

Aug 22, 2014
What's the matter with Herbie Jones? by Kline, Suzy.

What's the matter with Herbie Jones?

When Herbie Jones gets the dreaded girl disease and becomes lovesick for Annabelle Hodgekiss, it threatens his friendship with his good pal Raymond.

Aug 22, 2014
Where's Glimmer? by Burkhart, Jessica.

Where's Glimmer?

Princess Bella prepares to show off her new unicorn, Glimmer, to the people of the Crystal Kingdom, but when Glimmer disappears before Bella can go for her first ride, she and her friends must search the entire kingdom, even the Dark Forest.

Aug 22, 2014
Yo ho no! by Enderle, Dotti, 1954- author.

Yo ho no!

When Malcolm and Dandy set out to get a picture of a ghostly pirate ship, they find themselves reeled in by the pirates--and they have to agree to dig up the captain's buried treasure or they will never be allowed to leave.

Aug 22, 2014