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Jasper and the Riddle of Riley's Mine Book Poster Image
age 8+
Rip-roaring historical adventure of brothers in a gold rush.
By Caroline Starr Rose
(2017)
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Sci-Fi Junior High Book Poster Image
age 8+
Convoluted plot, forced humor keep space story from soaring.
By Scott Seegert
(2017)
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Short Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Small girl grows inside in funny, inspiring theater tale.
By Holly Goldberg Sloan
(2017)
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Dragonbreath Series Book Poster Image
age 8+
Great banter and adventures for a young dragon and friends.
By Ursula Vernon
(2012)
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Secret Origins: Story Thieves, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Comic-book shenanigans, big issues in zany sequel.
By James Riley
(2017)
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Little House Series Book Poster Image
age 8+
Engrossing frontier tales have dated racial attitudes.
By Laura Ingalls Wilder
(1932)
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The Lost Property Office:  Section 13, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Action, suspense fuel steampunk fantasy set in London.
By James R. Hannibal
(2016)
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Word of Mouse Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Exciting, funny tale of blue mouse packs positive messages.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2016)
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Ratpunzel: Hamster Princess, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Adventurous princess does the rescuing in fun graphic novel.
By Ursula Vernon
(2016)
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Home Sweet Motel: Welcome to Wonderland, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Lively mystery kicks off fun series about kitschy motel.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2016)
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Addison Cooke and the Treasure of the Incas: Addison Cooke, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny Indiana Jones-type adventure feels a bit dated.
By Jonathan W. Stokes
(2016)
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DanTDM: Trayaurus and the Enchanted Crystal Book Poster Image
age 8+
Light, fun Minecraft adventure for fans of YouTube star.
By DanTDM
(2016)
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The Last Kids on Earth and the Zombie Parade: The Last Kids on Earth, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun, funny graphic novel plays doomsday for laughs.
By Max Brallier
(2016)
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When the Sea Turned to Silver Book Poster Image
age 8+
Rich folklore-fantasy blend makes a great read-aloud.
By Grace Lin
(2016)
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Gris Grimly's Tales from the Brothers Grimm Book Poster Image
age 8+
Favorite tales get grim, gothic treatment and stylish art.
By Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm
(2016)
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Mighty Jack, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Strong kids, soft heart propel thrilling graphic novel.
By Ben Hatke
(2016)
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The Magic Faraway Tree Series Book Poster Image
age 8+
Tree filled with silly characters connects to magical lands.
By Enid Blyton
(2014)
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The Goddess Girls Series Book Poster Image
age 8+
Zeus' students have fun adventures at Mount Olympus Academy.
By Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams
(2010)
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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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Galactic Hot Dogs, Book 1: Cosmoe's Wiener Getaway Book Poster Image
age 8+
Breathlessly busy space adventure is giddy fun.
By Max Brallier
(2016)
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