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A wrinkle in time by L'Engle, Madeleine.

A wrinkle in time

Young Meg Murry, her brother Charles, and their friend Calvin, embark on a journey through space and time, assisted by three eccentric women, when they set out to find Meg's father, a physicist who disappeared while experimenting with time travel.

Nov 27, 2014
Alice in Wonderland & Through the looking glass by Carroll, Lewis, 1832-1898.

Alice in Wonderland & Through the looking glass

By falling down a rabbit hole and stepping through a mirror, Alice experiences unusual adventures with a variety of nonsensical characters.

Nov 27, 2014
Anne of Avonlea by Montgomery, L. M. (Lucy Maud), 1874-1942.

Anne of Avonlea

Sixteen year old Anne Shirley is now a school teacher in a small village on Prince Edward Island.

Nov 27, 2014
Anne of Green Gables by Montgomery, L. M. (Lucy Maud), 1874-1942.

Anne of Green Gables

Anne, an eleven-year-old orphan, is sent by mistake to live with a lonely middle-aged brother and sister on a Prince Edward Island farm and proceeds to make an indelible impression on everyone around her.

Nov 27, 2014
Charlie Joe Jackson's guide to summer vacation by Greenwald, Tom.

Charlie Joe Jackson's guide to summer vacation

Bright but unenthusiastic middle school student Charlie Joe Jackson signs up for the school play in an attempt to get straight As on his last quarter report card in order to avoid having to go to Camp Rituhbukkee over the summer.

Nov 21, 2014
Dork Diaries. 8, Tales from a not-so-happily ever after by Russell, Rachel Renée, author.

Dork Diaries. 8, Tales from a not-so-happily ever after

A bump on the head suffered during gym class causes middle school drama queen Nikki Maxwell to have a crazy dream where all of her acquaintances assume the roles of familiar fairy tale characters.

Nov 21, 2014
Frozen - the junior novelization by Nathan, Sarah, adapter.

Frozen - the junior novelization

When the kingdom is trapped in an eternal winter, Anna, a young dreamer, must team up with Kristoff, a daring mountain man, and his reindeer on the grandest of journeys to find Anna's sister, the Snow Queen Elsa, and put an end to her icy spell. Encountering mystical trolls, a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Everest-like extremes, and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.

Nov 27, 2014
Geronimo Stilton. Book 20, Surf's up, Geronimo! by

Geronimo Stilton. Book 20, Surf's up, Geronimo!

Geronimo tries to enjoy his seaside vacation even though his hotel is dilapidated.

Nov 27, 2014
Geronimo Stilton. Book 22, The secret of Cacklefur Castle by

Geronimo Stilton. Book 22, The secret of Cacklefur Castle

Geronimo is invited by his friend Creepella von Cacklefur to her family's spooky castle, and he is surrounded by the gloom of the castle as well as by Creepella's creepy family!

Nov 27, 2014
Geronimo Stilton. Book 24, Field trip to Niagara Falls by

Geronimo Stilton. Book 24, Field trip to Niagara Falls

Geronimo Stilton recounts his trip to Niagara Falls when he accompanies some young mice there as part of a school field trip.

Nov 27, 2014
Judy Moody around the world in 8 1/2 days by McDonald, Megan.

Judy Moody around the world in 8 1/2 days

Judy Moody's new friendship with Amy Namey causes problems with her old friends and the school project they are working on together.

Nov 27, 2014
Mrs. Lane is a pain! by Gutman, Dan, author.

Mrs. Lane is a pain!

It's time for the Ella Mentry talent show! This year Principal Klutz has hired a professional, Mrs. Lane, to help the kids with their talents. But what will A.J.'s talent be? And what happens when the talent show gets put on TV?

Nov 21, 2014
Shouldn't you be in school? by Snicket, Lemony, author.

Shouldn't you be in school?

Young Lemony Snicket investigates a rash of fires that have plagued the town of Stain'd-by-the-Sea, revealing secrets that involve the Department of Education and the notorious villain Hangfire.

Nov 21, 2014
The amazing Spider-Man 2 - the junior novel. by

The amazing Spider-Man 2 - the junior novel.

Peter Parker continues to adjust to his ever-changing life of family, friends, and being the Super Hero wall-crawler known as the Amazing Spider-Man. Since gaining great power and great responsibility, Spidey has fought crime all over the city day in and day out, and it's taken its toll on Peter's life. Gwen has moved on from their relationship. His old friend Harry Osborn has returned and plans to take over Oscorp. And a new enemy has risen to wreak havoc across Manhattan: Electro! With the cit

Nov 27, 2014
The battle of the Labyrinth by Riordan, Rick.

The battle of the Labyrinth

When demonic cheerleaders invade his high school, Percy Jackson hurries to Camp Half Blood, from whence he and his demigod friends set out on a quest through the Labyrinth, while the war between the Olympians and the evil Titan lord Kronos draws near.

Nov 27, 2014
The blood of Olympus by Riordan, Rick, author.

The blood of Olympus

The Greek and Roman demigods must simultaneously prevent the earth mother, Gaea, from waking and stop war from breaking out at Camp Half-Blood.

Nov 21, 2014
The demigod diaries by Riordan, Rick.

The demigod diaries

Four short stories in the form of diary entries, plus interviews, puzzles, and games, reveal new insights into the world of Percy Jackson and the other heroes of Olympus.

Nov 27, 2014
The graveyard book by Gaiman, Neil, author, narrator.

The graveyard book

Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack, who has already killed Bod's family.

Nov 21, 2014
The last Olympian by Riordan, Rick.

The last Olympian

The long-awaited prophecy surrounding Percy Jackson's sixteenth birthday unfolds as he leads an army of young demigods to stop Kronos in his advance on New York City, while the Olympians struggle to contain the rampaging monster, Typhon.

Nov 27, 2014
The madman of Piney Woods by Curtis, Christopher Paul, author.

The madman of Piney Woods

Benji and Red couldn't be more different. They aren't friends. They don't even live in the same town. But their fates are entwined. A chance meeting leads the boys to discover that they have more in common than meets the eye. Both of them have encountered a strange presence in the forest, watching them, tracking them...

Nov 21, 2014
The sea of monsters by Riordan, Rick.

The sea of monsters

Demi-god Percy Jackson and his friends must journey into the Sea of Monsters to save their camp. But first Percy will discover a secret that makes him wonder whether being claimed as Poseidon's son is an honor or a cruel joke.

Nov 27, 2014
The serpent's curse by Abbott, Tony, 1952- author.

The serpent's curse

Protecting the Legacy has its price. The hunt for the first relic in Copernicus's legacy has sent Wade, Darrell, Lily, and Becca to the far reaches of the world and put them in serious danger. But they never imagined joining this quest would come at such a high cost. Sara Kaplan--Darrell and Wade's mother--has been kidnapped by the conniving Galina Krause.

Nov 21, 2014
The serpent's shadow by Riordan, Rick.

The serpent's shadow

Despite their best efforts, Carter and Sade Kane can't seem to keep Apophis, the chaos snake, down. Their only hope: find an ancient spell that might turn the serpent's own shadow into a weapon.

Nov 27, 2014
The throne of fire by Riordan, Rick.

The throne of fire

Carter and Sadie, offspring of the brilliant Egyptologist Dr. Julius Kane, embark on a worldwide search for the Book of Ra, but the House of Life and the gods of chaos are determined to stop them.

Nov 27, 2014
The Titan's curse by Riordan, Rick.

The Titan's curse

When the goddess Artemis disappears while hunting a rare, ancient monster, a group of her followers joins Percy and his friends in an attempt to find and rescue her before the winter solstice, when her influence is needed to sway the Olympian Council regarding the war with the Titans.

Nov 27, 2014