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  • Star Wars: Jedi Academy

    Star Wars: Jedi Academy

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Jeffrey Brown
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Scholastic Inc. (2013, Aug 27th).
    Pages:   160

    New York Times bestselling author/illustrator Jeffrey Brown takes readers to a middle school in a galaxy far, far away....This incredible, original story captures all of the humor, awkwardness, fun, and frustrations of middle school--all told through one boy's comics, journal entries, letters, doodles, and newspaper clippings. The setting? A galaxy far, far away...Roan's one dream is to leave home and attend Pilot Academy like his older brother, father, and grandfather. But just as Roan is mysteriously denied entrance to Pilot School, he is invited to attend Jedi Academy--a school that he didn't apply to and only recruits children when they are just a few years old. That is, until now...This inventive novel follows Roan's first year at Jedi Academy where, under the tutelage of Master Yoda, he learns that he possesses more strength and potential than he could have ever dreamed. more

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  • The 26-Story Treehouse

    The 26-Story Treehouse

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Andy Griffiths
    Format:   
    Publisher:   Feiwel & Friends (2014, Apr 1st).
    Pages:   

    Andy and Terry live in a 26-story treehouse. (It used to be 13 stories, but they've expanded.) It has a bumper car rink, a skate ramp, an antigravity chamber, an ice cream parlor with 78 flavors, and the Maze of Doom—a maze so complicated that nobody who has gone in has ever come out again. Well, not yet, anyway.This time, the two friends have a whole week to finish their next book, and Andy even knows what it should be about—the story of how he and Terry first met. But, life is NEVER boring in the treehouse, and emergency shark operations, giant storms, and wooden pirate heads are just the beginning…. more

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  • Survivors #4: The Broken Path

    Survivors #4: The Broken Path

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Erin Hunter
    Format:   
    Publisher:   HarperCollins (2014, Feb 11th).
    Pages:   

    Erin Hunter, the #1 nationally bestselling author of the Warriors series, is back with book four in the New York Times bestselling Survivors series about a dog named Lucky. This thrilling animal fantasy series was praised by Kirkus as "wild and wonderful adventure" in a starred review. It will be welcomed by all fans of epic animal fantasy adventure.Lucky and Alpha have reached a shaky truce, but tensions within the newly united Pack are still running high. As the dogs search for a home far away from the Fierce Dog camp, they discover that no territory is truly safe when they encounter a terrifying new Pack. more

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  • Judy Moody and Stink: The Big Bad Blackout

    Judy Moody and Stink: The Big Bad Blackout

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Megan McDonald
    Format:   
    Publisher:   Candlewick (2014, Apr 8th).
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    Hold on to your umbrella and stock up on marshmallows — Judy and Stink face wicked weather in their third full-color adventure. Judy and Stink and the whole Moody family hunker down with beans and batteries, ready to wait out the storm. But along with massive rain and strong winds, Hurricane Elmer throws down ghosts, squirrels, and aliens. Spooky! Just when things couldn’t possibly get any freakier — flicker, flicker, gulp! — the lights go O-U-T out. The Moodys are smack-dab in the middle of a big bad blackout! Grandma Lou proposes musical board games and some good old-fashioned storytelling. Will Hurricane Elmer go down in Moody family history as bad news, a happy memory, or simply an LBS (Long Boring Story)? more

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  • Following Papa's Song

    Following Papa's Song

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Gianna Marino
    Format:   
    Publisher:   Viking Juvenile (2014, Apr 3rd).
    Pages:   

    “Papa?”asked Little Blue. “Are we going very far?” “Yes, Little Blue. We will travel farther than we have ever gone before.”   As two whales swim together through the big ocean, Little Blue has many questions for Papa, especially ones about the long migration. How will they know the way? Will he be able to keep up? What will they see along the way? Papa has answers for all these questions, but Little Blue remains curious as they begin their journey. What could be down below, where they can’t see? The answer is a magical world and Little Blue is enchanted . . .  until there is only darkness surrounding the young whale.  But if Little Blue is quiet and listens, can Little Blue hear Papa’s song? Filled with the wonders of the ocean and the comfort of a father’s presence, Following Papa’s Song is a heartwarming story to be read again and again. more

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  • Bad Kitty Drawn to Trouble

    Bad Kitty Drawn to Trouble

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Nick Bruel
    Format:   
    Publisher:   Roaring Brook Press (2014, Jan 7th).
    Pages:   

    In this seventh installment of the New York Times–bestselling series, Kitty encounters what may be her most formidable foe yet: her creator! Kitty soon learns that feline manipulation works both ways—especially when you're at the wrong end of your author's pencil. Along the way, Nick shows kids how a book is created, despite the frequent interruptions from you-know-who. A Neal Porter Book more

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  • Hot Rod Hamster: Monster Truck Mania!

    Hot Rod Hamster: Monster Truck Mania!

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Cynthia Lord
    Format:   
    Publisher:   Scholastic Press (2014, Mar 25th).
    Pages:   

    The award-winning, bestselling team Cynthia Lord and Derek Anderson are back with the best Hot Rod Hamster adventure yet: Monster Truck Mania!It's Fair Day, and Fearless Franco's famous Monster Truck Mania has come to town. Hot Rod Hamster and his friends are geared up for a roaring, soaring great time, so they set out to find the best ride at the fair. The water boats, spinning teacups, and bumper cars are great, but Hamster can't seem to find the BEST ride. That is, of course, until Fearless Franco needs a last-minute back-up driver for his monster truck. Can Hot Rod Hamster help him out, and still find the best ride of all? In this rollicking new adventure, Hot Rod Hamster proves once again that being small doesn't mean you can't think BIG! more

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  • Survivors #5: The Endless Lake

    Survivors #5: The Endless Lake

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Erin Hunter
    Format:   
    Publisher:   HarperCollins (2014, Jun 3rd).
    Pages:   

    From Erin Hunter, #1 nationally bestselling author of the Warriors and Seekers series, comes book five in the New York Times bestselling Survivors series, which Kirkus Reviews praised as "wild and wonderful adventure" in a starred review. This action-packed novel will thrill fans of animal fantasy stories and readers who have been howling for more of Lucky and the dogs of the Wild Pack.At the edge of a strange lake that seems to stretch on forever, Lucky and his Pack are about to discover even more new dangers. With the Fierce Dogs on their trail and the Storm of Dogs looming on the horizon, every dog will have to fight for survival—or be swept away. more

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  • LEGO City: Need for Speed!

    LEGO City: Need for Speed!

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Trey King
    Format:   
    Publisher:   Scholastic Inc. (2014, Jan 7th).
    Pages:   

    There's never a dull moment in LEGO(R) City, especially when you there's a race full of monster trucks, racecars, and more!A new LEGO(R) City race-themed adventure 6x9, featuring monster trucks, racecars, hilarious antics, and even a bear on a bicycle! The fun never stops in LEGO City! more

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  • Seekers: Return to the Wild #4: Forest of Wolves

    Seekers: Return to the Wild #4: Forest of Wolves

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Erin Hunter
    Format:   
    Publisher:   HarperCollins (2014, Jan 7th).
    Pages:   

    Erin Hunter's New York Times bestselling Seekers series continues in the fourth book in the Return to the Wild story arc. With its thrilling blend of action and suspense, this epic animal fantasy series is perfect for fans of the #1 nationally bestselling Warriors series.After a harrowing journey, the four bears finally arrive at Toklo's former home. Toklo is thrilled to be in the mountains, surrounded by warm memories of his cubhood, but his homecoming has come at a price. Yakone is dangerously ill, and may not survive. Meanwhile, Lusa is unsure of what her future holds. Is she ready to find her own way if it means leaving her friends—the only family she has left? more

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