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Frank Einstein and the Electro-Finger: Frank Einstein, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Lots of solid science in fun, goofy sequel about energy.
By Jon Scieszka
(2015)
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The Penderwicks in Spring Book Poster Image
age 8+
Charming family series spotlights Batty in 4th volume.
By Jeanne Birdsall
(2015)
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The Year of the Three Sisters Book Poster Image
age 8+
Chinese girl visits U.S. in powerful friendship tale.
By Andrea Cheng
(2015)
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The Evertree: Spirit Animals, Book 7 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Wrap-up of multimedia series is hasty but satisfying.
By Marie Lu
(2015)
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Mo'ne Davis: Remember My Name: My Story from First Pitch to Game Changer Book Poster Image
age 8+
Inspirational memoir of Little League history maker.
By Mo'ne Davis, Hilary Beard
(2015)
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The Imaginary Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Quirky adventure about the power of friendship and fantasy.
By A.F. Harrold
(2015)
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Friendship Over: The Top-Secret Diary of Celie Valentine, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun and insightful look at elementary school friend drama.
By Julie Sternberg
(2014)
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The Detective's Assistant Book Poster Image
age 8+
Action-packed female detective story champions smarts.
By Kate Hannigan
(2015)
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Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind: The Nerdy Dozen, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Likable kids anchor goofy secret-agent sequel.
By Jeff Miller
(2015)
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The Island of Dr. Libris Book Poster Image
age 8+
Kids, book characters, mad scientist in wacky, upbeat tale.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2015)
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Gone Crazy in Alabama Book Poster Image
age 8+
Harrowing tale of Gaither girls' summer in the South.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2015)
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The Contract Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun tale of Jeter in Little League mixes action, messages.
By Derek Jeter, Paul Mantell
(2014)
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Hit & Miss Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Young Jeter inches closer to his dreams in strong sequel.
By Derek Jeter, Paul Mantell
(2015)
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The 39-Story Treehouse: The Treehouse Books, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Lively, loony tale sneaks in moral about responsibility.
By Andy Griffiths
(2015)
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Get Mooned: Joey & Johnny, the Ninjas, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Giddily fun start to ninja series has lots of fighting.
By Kevin Serwacki, Chris Pallace
(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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Amulet Keepers: TombQuest, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
More mummified chills and thrills, this time in London.
By Michael Northrop
(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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Ruby on the Outside Book Poster Image
age 8+
Honest, affecting story of fifth-grader with mom in prison.
By Nora Raleigh Baskin
(2015)
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Nooks & Crannies Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun haunted-house romp has great heroine, sweet values.
By Jessica Lawson
(2015)
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