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Audacity Jones to the rescue by Larson, Kirby, author. Audacity Jones to the rescue

Audacity Jones pines for excitement, something to break up the monotony of her days at Miss Maisie's School for Wayward Girls. Being a Wayward Girl isn't so awful--even if Audie is condemned to the Punishment Room almost daily. Audie has the dearest of friends, a clever feline companion named Miniver, and plenty of books to read there. But when the mysterious Commodore Crutchfield visits and whisks Audie off to Washington, D.C., she knows she's in for the adventure of a lifetime. Soon, though, i

Feb 14, 2017
Disney princess storybook collection. by Disney princess storybook collection.

Join Rapunzel, Ariel, Tiana, and the rest of the Disney Princesses for the fourth edition of this top selling storybook collection, featuring fourteen completely updated stories.

Feb 14, 2017
From the mixed-up files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by Konigsburg, E. L., author. From the mixed-up files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Having run away with her younger brother to live in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, twelve-year-old Claudia strives to keep things in order in their new home and to become a changed person and a heroine to herself.

Feb 14, 2017
Robot revolution by Patterson, James, 1947- author. Robot revolution

"Robots on strike! Sammy's underappreciated mechanical helpers cause chaos in the house! It's up to Sammy and his disabled sister Maddie to keep the peace until his inventor mom reveals her secret project ... and why it was worth the wait"--

Feb 14, 2017
Scar Island by Gemeinhart, Dan, author. Scar Island

Twelve-year-old Jonathan Grisby has been sent to the Slabhenge Reformatory School for Troubled Boys, a former lunatic asylum which is currently run by a sadist who enjoys punishing the boys and setting them against each other; but when a lightning strike kills all the adults the boys find themselves suddenly free--and trapped on Scar Island which seems to be sinking into the ocean.

Feb 14, 2017
Short by Sloan, Holly Goldberg, 1958- author. Short

Very short for her age, Julia grows into her sense of self while playing a munchkin in a summer regional theater production of The Wizard of Oz.

Feb 14, 2017
The gathering by Poblocki, Dan, author. The gathering

Some houses are more than just haunted; they're hungry. Dash, Dylan, Poppy, Marcus, and Azumi don't know this at first. They each think they've been summoned to Shadow House for innocent reasons. But there's nothing innocent about Shadow House. Something within its walls is wickedly wrong. Nothing and nobody can be trusted. Hallways move. Doors vanish. Ghosts appear. Children disappear. And the way out? That's disappeared, too. Enter Shadow House; if you dare.

Feb 14, 2017
The secret garden by Burnett, Frances Hodgson, 1849-1924, author. The secret garden

Ten-year-old Mary comes to live in a lonely house on the Yorkshire moors and discovers an invalid cousin and the mysteries of a locked garden.

Feb 14, 2017
The unintentional adventures of the bland sisters by LaReau, Kara, author. The unintentional adventures of the bland sisters

Feb 14, 2017
The warden's daughter by Spinelli, Jerry, author. The warden's daughter

From Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli (Maniac Magee, Stargirl) comes the knockout story of a girl who must come to terms with her mother's death from inside the walls of a prison. Cammie O'Reilly is the warden's daughter, living in an apartment above the entrance to the Hancock County Prison. But she's also living in a prison of grief and anger about the mother who died saving her from harm when she was just a baby. And prison has made her mad. This girl's nickname is Cannonball. In the summer of

Feb 14, 2017
The Wearle by D'Lacey, Chris, author. The Wearle

Gabrial is a young dragon, anxious to both prove himself and also find his father who years ago was one of a Wearle of dragons who set out from their home planet and were never heard from again--and now he is part of a new Wearle that has come to Erth, but one of the other dragons has dark plans, and when war erupts between dragons and humans, Gabrial finds that his only ally is an unusual human boy called Ren.

Feb 14, 2017
Tuck everlasting by Babbitt, Natalie, author. Tuck everlasting

The Tuck family is confronted with an agonizing situation when they discover that a ten-year-old girl and a malicious stranger now share their secret about a spring whose water prevents one from ever growing older.

Feb 14, 2017
Word of mouse by Patterson, James, 1947- author. Word of mouse

What makes Isaiah so unique? First, his fur is as blue as the sky, and he can read and write. He can also talk to humans. After a dramatic escape from a mysterious laboratory, Isaiah is separated from his mouse family, and has to use his special skills to survive in the dangerous outdoors, and hopefully find his missing family. But in a world of cruel cats, hungry owls, and terrified people, it's hard for a young, lone mouse to make it alone. When he meets an equally unusual and lonely human gir

Feb 14, 2017