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Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants: The Questioneers, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 6+
Scientific thinking saves the day in funny, kind adventure.
By Andrea Beaty
(2019)
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Dry
age 12+
Gripping disaster novel imagines California without water.
By Neal Shusterman, Jarrod Shusterman
(2018)
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Nowhere Boy Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Riveting friendship tale set against terror, refugee crisis.
By Katherine Marsh
(2018)
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Raffie on the Run Book Poster Image
age 8+
Subway rat aims to rescue brother in swift urban adventure.
By Jacqueline Resnick
(2018)
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The Caldera: Brotherband Chronicles, Book 7 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Slow start builds to exciting with pirates and a volcano.
By John Flanagan
(2017)
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Gabby Duran Series Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun babysitting adventures are full of heart -- and aliens!
By Elise Allen, Daryle Conners
(2016)
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Greetings from Witness Protection! Book Poster Image
age 11+
Kicky tween thriller deals with themes of abandonment.
By Jake Burt
(2017)
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At the Bottom of the World: Jack and the Geniuses, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Bill Nye's passion, humor shine in science-rich mystery.
By Bill Nye, Gregory Mone
(2017)
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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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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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Journey to the Lights: Disney Frozen: Northern Lights Book Poster Image
age 6+
Upbeat "Frozen" spin-off is an easy chapter book for fans.
By Suzanne Francis
(2016)
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As Brave As You Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Poignant summer adventure brims with family love and hope.
By Jason Reynolds
(2016)
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Astrotwins -- Project Rescue: Astrotwins, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Real science, wild plot likely to thrill avid space buffs.
By Mark Kelly, Martha Freeman
(2016)
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age 12+
Dynamite heroine in romantic dystopian-future swashbuckler.
By Sharon Cameron
(2015)
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Super Fly: The World's Smallest Superhero!: Super Fly, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 5+
Underdog takes on bully in light, fun chapter book.
By Todd H. Doodler
(2015)
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Nick and Tesla's Special Effects Spectacular: A Mystery with Animatronics, Alien Makeup, Camera Gear, and Other Movie Magic You Can Make Yourself!: Nick and Tesla, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Kids use science, smarts to sniff out saboteur on movie set.
By Science Bob Pflugfelder, Steve Hockensmith
(2015)
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Hopper's Destiny: Mouseheart, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Mouse vs. cats, humans in heroic, gory rodent saga sequel.
By Lisa Fiedler
(2015)
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Astrotwins — Project Blastoff: Astrotwins, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Serious science, engaging tale for space-loving kids.
By Mark Kelly, Martha Freeman
(2015)
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Book of the Dead: TombQuest, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Straightforward mummy adventure with a side of gamer fun.
By Michael Northrop
(2015)
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Scorpion Mountain: Brotherband Chronicles, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting adventure pits Heron crew against cult assassins.
By John Flanagan
(2014)
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