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A Tale of Highly Unusual Magic Book Poster Image
age 8+
History, magic, foreign travel in exciting tween adventure.
By Lisa Papademetriou
(2015)
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Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition Book Poster Image
age 8+
Powerful true story of African American women at NASA.
By Margot Lee Shetterly
(2016)
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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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The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid Book Poster Image
age 8+
Charming, twisty caper about kid pickpockets in France.
By Colin Meloy
(2017)
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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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Galaxy's Most Wanted, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Summer camp gets alien visitors in silly, fun adventure.
By John Kloepfer
(2014)
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Rise and Fall: Spirit Animals, Book 6 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Action and surprises in best series installment so far.
By Eliot Schrefer
(2014)
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Villain Keeper: The Last Dragon Charmer, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Villains, dragons, prince meet middle school in fun romp.
By Laurie McKay
(2015)
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Into the Dorkness: Galaxy's Most Wanted, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Science-nerd tweens battle aliens in fast-paced, fun sequel.
By John Kloepfer
(2015)
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Secret Coders, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun, funny graphic novel promotes programming.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2015)
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School of the Dead Book Poster Image
age 8+
Suspenseful, action-packed ghost story has mild scares.
By Avi
(2016)
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The Lifters Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Quirky fable promotes family, community, teamwork.
By Dave Eggers
(2018)
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The Lightning Catcher, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Kids battle severe weather in mild, whimsical fantasy.
By Anne Cameron
(2013)
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The Storm Tower Thief: The Lightning Catcher, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Kids fight dangerous weather in too-mild fantasy sequel.
By Anne Cameron
(2014)
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Story Thieves, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Kids jump in and out of book worlds in wacky series start.
By James Riley
(2015)
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The Secrets of the Storm Vortex: The Lightning Catcher, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Sequel stays highly imaginative but lacks momentum.
By Anne Cameron
(2015)
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The Legend of Greg: Failures, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Middle Earth meets Chicago in wild magical Dwarf tale.
By Chris Rylander
(2018)
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