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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 27, 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 27, 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 27, 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 27, 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.

Sep 1, 2014
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.

Sep 1, 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.

Sep 1, 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.

Sep 1, 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.

Sep 1, 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?"--

Sep 1, 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.

Sep 1, 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.

Sep 1, 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

Sep 1, 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.

Sep 1, 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."--

Sep 1, 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!" --

Sep 1, 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.

Sep 1, 2014
Leroy Ninker saddles up by DiCamillo, Kate.

Leroy Ninker saddles up

Saddle up for this first volume in a spin-off series starring favorite characters from DiCamillo's "New York Times"-bestselling Mercy Watson books. Leroy Ninker has a hat, a lasso, and boots. What he doesn't have is a horse--until he meets Maybelline, and then it's love at first sight.

Sep 1, 2014
Digby O'Day in the fast lane by Hughes, Shirley, 1927- author.

Digby O'Day in the fast lane

Sep 1, 2014
The locker ate Lucy! by Chabert, Jack, author.

The locker ate Lucy!

Only a week into his job as hall monitor and class protector, Sam Graves and his friends Lucy and Antonio are trying to uncover the secrets of Eerie Elementary, their living and malevolent school--and then Lucy gets eaten by her locker.

Sep 1, 2014