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A Dastardly Plot: A Perilous Journey of Danger & Mayhem, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Zany retro adventure tackles discrimination, evil schemes.
By Christopher Healy
(2018)
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Guardians of the Taiga: Wild Rescuers, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Minecraft wolf-girl heroine shines in exciting book debut.
By StacyPlays
(2018)
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Potions & Parameters: Secret Coders, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Hint of romance in funny, high-energy graphic novel.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2018)
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Waking the Monsters: Hilo Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Gina steps up in fun-filled, action-packed volume.
By Judd Winick
(2018)
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The Wild Robot Escapes Book Poster Image
age 8+
Animals aid robot journey in sequel tinged with human love.
By Peter Brown
(2018)
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Team BFF: Race to the Finish!: Girls Who Code, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun adventure about working as a team and crushing on a boy.
By Stacia Deutsch
(2017)
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The Witch Boy Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Sensitive fantasy graphic novel explores gender roles.
By Molly Ostertag
(2017)
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Robots & Repeats: Secret Coders, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Heavy on the coding, lighter on the action this time.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2017)
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EngiNerds, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Rogue robots, realistic friendships in smart series launch.
By Jarrett Lerner
(2017)
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The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine Book Poster Image
age 8+
Found Mark Twain fairy tale made vibrantly new and classic.
By Mark Twain, Philip C. Stead
(2017)
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Pick the Plot: Story Thieves, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Readers choose heroes' fate in wildly creative fantasy.
By James Riley
(2017)
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Wishtree Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Moving, gentle friendship story tackles anti-Muslim bigotry.
By Katherine Applegate
(2017)
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Broken Pride: Bravelands, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Intense, sometimes violent start to rich, vivid animal saga.
By Erin Hunter
(2017)
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The Sand Warrior: 5 Worlds, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Galaxy-spanning graphic novel adventure off to grand start.
By Mark Siegel, Alexis Siegel
(2017)
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In Over Their Heads: Under Their Skin, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Robot thriller wraps up neatly.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2017)
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Panda-monium: FunJungle, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Lively zoo whodunit takes on animal welfare, trafficking.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2017)
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Secrets & Sequences: Secret Coders, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Clever puzzles and a new villain enliven this installment.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2017)
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DK Eyewitness Books Series Book Poster Image
age 8+
Great reference books on many topics for young readers.
By Juliette Clutton-Brock
(2014)
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Fuzzy Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Satire of school surveillance hits the mark.
By Tom Angleberger, Paul Dellinger
(2016)
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Paths & Portals: Secret Coders, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Programs and plot get more complex in clever installment.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2016)
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