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  • Danger on Deck!

    Danger on Deck!

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Scott Sonneborn
    Format:   Library Binding
    Publisher:   Stone Arch Books (2013, Jan 1st).
    Pages:   81

    A charity cruise filled with GOTHAM'S wealthiest citizens has been boarded by not one but two groups of hijackers! POISON IVY and MR. FREEZE  fight for the right to ransom the passengers with countless citizens caught in the crossfire. Outnumbered and out of his element, BATMAN will have to find a way to play one group of crooks against the other, or they’ll all go down with the ship. more

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  • Batman Undercover

    Batman Undercover

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Paul Weissburg
    Format:   Library Binding
    Publisher:   Stone Arch Books (2013, Jan 1st).
    Pages:   81

    The Cosmic Obliterator, a doomsday weapon capable of destroying entire planets, has gone missing! BATMAN is on the case, but so far the only clue is a ticket to the Super-Villain Crime Convention. That’s one place the DARK KNIGHT can’t go . . . so he decides to attend as the mobster, MATCHES MALONE, instead. more

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  • The 13-story treehouse

    The 13-story treehouse

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Andy Griffiths; Terry Denton
    Format:    Book : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : English : First U.S. edition
    Publisher:   Feiwel and Friends... (2000, Jan 1st).
    Pages:   

    Who wouldn't want to live in a treehouse? Especially a 13-story treehouse that has a bowling alley, a see-through swimming pool, a tank full of sharks, a library full of comics, a secret underground laboratory, a games room, self-making beds, vines you can swing on, a vegetable vaporiser and a marshmallow machine that follows you around and automatically shoots your favourite flavoured marshmallows into your mouth whenever it discerns you're hungry. Life would be perfect for Andy and Terry if it wasn't for the fact that they have to write their next book, which is almost impossible because there are just so many distractions, including thirteen flying cats, giant bananas, mermaids, a sea monsters pretending to be mermaids, enormous gorillas, and dangerous burp gas-bubblegum bubbles!  Read more. more

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  • Hunter

    Hunter

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Eric Walters
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Orca Book Publishers (2012, Sep 1st).
    Pages:   208

    Hunter knows humans are dangerous to himself and the other cats of his colony. He avoids them, as all wild cats should. So when a neighborhood boy starts showing up in Hunter's junkyard to chase away dogs and bring the colony food, Hunter keeps his distance. But a new condo development puts the whole colony in danger, and Hunter soon realizes the only way to save his family is to put his trust in the boy. The story of Catboy told through very different eyes. more

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  • Danny, Who Fell in a Hole

    Danny, Who Fell in a Hole

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Cary Fagan
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Groundwood Books (2013, Mar 26th).
    Pages:   96

    Danny’s parents have always been a bit flaky, but this time they have gone too far! Their latest plan to follow their dreams means Danny and his older brother will spend six months in Banff (wherever that is) and six months in New York City. Furious, Danny runs out of the house and straight into a very, very large hole. When it appears that help is not on the way, Danny becomes a subterranean Robinson Crusoe, creating shelter (garbage bag and paper clips), cereal (coffee creamer, rainwater, granola bars, and a few rogue raisins), and a washroom (a hole in a hole). His Man Friday has a long, earth-covered snout, a taste for beetles, and no eyes to speak of. Oh, and he also talks. His name is Mole, and he is excellent company — until a snake appears, and Danny must save his new friend. more

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  • Through the Skylight

    Through the Skylight

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Ian Baucom
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Atheneum Books for Young Readers (2013, Mar 19th).
    Pages:   400

    Two tantalizing tales, magically intertwined, cross cultures and span centuries as three kids set out to save the lives of three others—who just happen to live in the Middle Ages!A stone lion roars....A sleek black cat speaks....A faun leaps from the canvas of a painting.... When Jared, Shireen, and Miranda are each given one glittering gift from an old Venetian shopkeeper, they never fathom the powers they are now able to unleash; they never expect that their very reality is about to be utterly upended. And the adventure has hardly begun. For in another time, centuries earlier, another trio—Rashid, Maria, and Francesca—have been thrown together under terrible circumstances: They have been kidnapped and, along with hundreds of other children, will be sold into child slavery. more

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  • The Case of the Missing Dinosaur Egg

    The Case of the Missing Dinosaur Egg

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Martha Freeman
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Holiday House (2013, Feb 15th).
    Pages:   115

    A week before the annual Easter Egg Roll on the White House lawn, First Kids Cammie, Tessa, daughters of the first female president, and their cousin Nate attend the opening of a new dinosaur exhibit at the National Museum of Natural History. As the prize display, a seventy-million-year-old dinosaur egg, is being presented, it cracks, and a tiny hatchling emerges! This is no dinosaur, but an ostrich. But where is the real dinosaur egg? Readers will quickly be caught up in this new mystery with the First Kids as their investigation leads them behind the scenes at the museum. Library Media Connection praised the First Kids Mystery series: "In the spirit of Harriet the Spy, Encyclopedia Brown, and Cam Jensen, Freeman has created two youthful, contemporary protagonists who will shine. more

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  • Hiding Out at the Pancake Palace 
   
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    Hiding Out at the Pancake Palace Hardcover

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Nan Marino
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Roaring Brook Press (2013, Apr 16th).
    Pages:   256

    In Hiding Out at the Pancake Palace by Nan Marino, eleven-year-old musical prodigy, Elvis Ruby, was supposed to win the most coveted reality show on television, Tween Star. None of the other contestants even came close to his talents. But in the middle of the biggest night, with millions of people watching, Elvis panicked. He forgot the words to the song. He forgot the tune. He forgot how to play every single instrument he'd ever known and froze on national TV. So Elvis must run from the paparazzi camped outside his door and spend the summer working with his aunt and cousin at Piney Pete's Pancake Palace in the remote wilds of New Jersey. It's the perfect place to be anonymous, that is until Elvis meets Cecilia, a girl who can't seem to help blurting out whatever's on her mind. more

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  • The Awesome, Almost 100% True Adventures of Matt & Craz

    The Awesome, Almost 100% True Adventures of Matt & Craz

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Alan Silberberg
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Aladdin (2013, Apr 23rd).
    Pages:   336

    A magical pen causes creative chaos in this quirky, comic-style story from the author of Milo.Best friends Matt and Larry “Craz” Crazinski couldn’t be more different. Matt loves order, while Craz lives on the edge. The boys share a passion for cartooning, but thanks to the school paper gatekeeper (and kind-of bully), Skip Turkle, it seems their cartoons will never be published. But then the boys discover a pen that promises to help them DRAW BETTER NOW!—and quickly realize it’s no ordinary pen: Whatever they draw comes to life! They start small with their drawings—bags of cash, cool gadgets. Next, they get their pesky English teacher to take a unique and extended vacation. But when the boys get a little bolder in their magical drawings, they realize that things don’t always end up as perfect as the art they create. more

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  • P.K. Pinkerton and the Petrified Man

    P.K. Pinkerton and the Petrified Man

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Caroline Lawrence
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Putnam Juvenile (2013, Apr 18th).
    Pages:   320

    Don't miss this follow-up to the 2012 Amazon Best Book pick, P.K. PINKERTON AND THE DEADLY DESPERADOS! Author Caroline Lawrence returns to the Wild West with another action-packed mystery starring Master-of-Disguise, P.K. Pinkerton. After vanquishing three notorious Desperados, twelve-year-old P.K. Pinkerton opens a private-eye business in Virginia City. P.K.'s skills are quickly put to the test: When a maid named Martha witnesses a murder, she hires the young detective to track the killer before he finds her too. P.K. enlists a trusted ally, Poker Face Jace, to help crack the case—but collecting clues and keeping Martha safe will not be easy. Cunning liars, rogue gunslingers and deadly foes lurk at every turn, and time is running out to bring the murderer to justice. more

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