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  • The Penguin's Crime Wave

    The Penguin's Crime Wave

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Luciano Vecchio
    Format:   Library Binding
    Publisher:   Stone Arch Books (2013, Jan 1st).
    Pages:   88

    The PENGUIN is on the loose…at sea! He’s hijacking high-class yachts with his penguin-shaped submarine. To stop him, the DARK KNIGHT will need to sink to this super-villain’s evil depths, or become victim to the feathered felons foul play. more

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  • Hades and the Helm of Darkness

    Hades and the Helm of Darkness

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Joan Holub
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Aladdin (2013, Apr 2nd).
    Pages:   144

    The Heroes in Training are entering the Underworld—if Hades can conquer his canine fears, that is.The Underworld usually isn’t really meant to be a fun place—but tell that to Hades! He loves the dark and the stinky smell of sulfur. However, there is one thing that Hades is not a fan of: dogs. And when Zeus and his fellow Olympians encounter Cerberus—a snarling, three-headed dog—Hades must conquer his fears and tame the hound so everyone can continue into the Underworld and deposit their Titan prisoner, Oceanus, back where he belongs! But with magical water that causes forgetfulness, hot beds of lava, and another epic battle with two more Titans standing in their way, will Zeus and his heroes make it out of the Underworld with everyone intact? . more

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  • Zebra Forest

    Zebra Forest

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Adina Rishe Gewirtz
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Candlewick (2013, Apr 9th).
    Pages:   208

    In an extraordinary debut novel, an escaped fugitive upends everything two siblings think they know about their family, their past, and themselves.When eleven-year-old Annie first started lying to her social worker, she had been taught by an expert: Gran. "If you’re going to do something, make sure you do it with excellence," Gran would say. That was when Gran was feeling talkative, and not brooding for days in her room — like she did after telling Annie and her little brother, Rew, the one thing they know about their father: that he was killed in a fight with an angry man who was sent away. Annie tells stories, too, as she and Rew laze under the birches and oaks of Zebra Forest — stories about their father the pirate, or pilot, or secret agent. more

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  • Like Bug Juice on a Burger

    Like Bug Juice on a Burger

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Julie Sternberg
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Amulet Books; 1 edition (2013, Apr 2nd).
    Pages:   176

    I hate camp. I just hate it. I wish I didn’t. But I do. Being here is worse than bug juice on a burger. Or homework on Thanksgiving. Or water seeping into my shoes. In this sequel to the critically acclaimed Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie, Eleanor is off to summer camp. At first she’s excited to carry on the family tradition at Camp Wallumwahpuck, but when she gets there she finds icky bugs, terrible food, and worst of all: swim class, where she just can’t seem to keep up with everyone else. But as the days go on, Eleanor realizes that even the most miserable situations can be full of special surprises and that growing up is full of belly flops. Praise for Like Bug Juice on a Burger "Eleanor doesn’t just survive, she grows…Readers will celebrate and look forward to more. more

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