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Hank the Cowdog Series Book Poster Image
age 7+
Ranch dog is head of security in fun cowboy-themed series.
By John R. Erickson
(2011)
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The Adventures of Sophie Mouse Series Book Poster Image
age 6+
Cheerful stories about animal friends' kindness and honesty.
By Poppy Green
(2015)
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Stars Above: A Lunar Chronicles Collection Book Poster Image
age 12+
Series fans get their last hurrah with nine short stories.
By Marissa Meyer
(2016)
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Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth: Hilo, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun graphic novel about Earth adventures of boy from space.
By Judd Winick
(2015)
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Secrets of the Dragon Tomb: Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
High-spirited, funny steampunk adventure on Mars.
By Patrick Samphire
(2016)
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Here Comes Valentine Cat Book Poster Image
age 3+
Cat drops anti-dog bias in funny friendship tale.
By Deborah Underwood
(2015)
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When Mischief Came to Town Book Poster Image
age 10+
Girl shakes up Danish island in heartfelt outsider tale.
By Katrina Nannestad
(2016)
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Robots Go Wild! House of Robots, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Good-vs.-bad robot antics will hook reluctant readers.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2015)
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Under Their Skin, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Thought-provoking sci-fi saga has riveting twists.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2016)
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Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi, Beware the Power of the Dark Side! Book Poster Image
age 9+
Highly detailed, scene-by-scene retelling of the film.
By Tom Angleberger
(2015)
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Shelter Pet Squad Series Book Poster Image
age 6+
Upbeat, fun adventures spotlight kind, animal-loving kids.
By Cynthia Lord
(2014)
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Winter: The Lunar Chronicles, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Blockbuster finale to addictive sci-fi fairy-tale series.
By Marissa Meyer
(2015)
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The Forever Man: W.A.R.P., Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Action-packed finale lacks wow factor of first two books.
By Eoin Colfer
(2015)
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Click, Clack, Ho! Ho! Ho! Book Poster Image
age 4+
The barnyard pranksters almost block Santa in funny tale.
By Doreen Cronin
(2015)
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Little Elliot, Big Family Book Poster Image
age 4+
Elliot joins the mouse family in big-hearted tale.
By Mike Curato
(2015)
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Henry and Mudge Series Book Poster Image
age 5+
Simple, sweet stories about a boy and his beloved dog.
By Cynthia Rylant
(1987)
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Little Robot Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Sweet, surprising story of friendship and courage.
By Ben Hatke
(2015)
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A Pack Divided: Survivors, The Gathering Darkness, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Exciting post-disaster dog fantasy best for fans of series.
By Erin Hunter
(2015)
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Robo-Sauce Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Crazy-silly robot tale activates blasts of robo-mayhem.
By Adam Rubin
(2015)
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Dork Diaries 10: Tales from a Not-So-Perfect Pet Sitter Book Poster Image
age 9+
Puppy caper adds to the drama of tween life in fun volume.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2015)
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