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  • Batman: Li'l Gotham Vol. 1

    Batman: Li'l Gotham Vol. 1

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Derek Fridolfs
    Publisher:   DC Comics (2014, Feb 25th).

    These gorgeously drawn and painted all-ages tales feature all of your favorite Gotham City characters: Batman, Robin, Nightwing, Catwoman, The Joker, The Penguin and many others!  First up, Robin needs Batman's help to learn the true meaning of Halloween. Then, on Thanksgiving, Batman and Robin join the families of Gotham City around the table for a holiday feast--and birds of a feather flock together to stage a march against the city...led by The Penguin!  As Christmas time approaches, the search for a missing holiday choir leads Batman and Nightwing into a confrontation with Mr. Freeze! But in this heartfelt Christmas tale, the frozen fiend's motives aren't as nefarious as they seem...And on a festive New Year's Eve, Catwoman thinks she'll be spending a quiet night at home, contemplating her New Year's resolutions--until Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn show up, that is!This volume collects stories from Detective Comics Annual #11, Batman Annual #27, Batman: Li'l Gotham Digital chapters 1-11. more

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  • Nick and Tesla's High-Voltage Danger Lab: A Mystery with Electromagnets, Burglar Alarms, and Other Gadgets You Can Build Yourself

    Nick and Tesla's High-Voltage Danger Lab: A Mystery with Electromagnets, Burglar Alarms, and Other Gadgets You Can Build Yourself

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Bob Pflugfelder
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Quirk Books (2013, Nov 5th).

    Nick and Tesla are bright 11-year-old siblings with a knack for science, electronics, and getting into trouble. When their parents mysteriously vanish, they’re sent to live with their Uncle Newt, a brilliant inventor who engineers top-secret gadgets for a classified government agency. It’s not long before Nick and Tesla are embarking on adventures of their own—engineering all kinds of outrageous MacGyverish contraptions to save their skin: 9-volt burglar alarms, electromagnets, mobile tracking devices, and more. Readers are invited to join in the fun as each story contains instructions and blueprints for five different projects. In Nick and Tesla’s High-Voltage Danger Lab, we meet the characters and learn how to make everything from rocket launchers to soda-powered vehicles. more

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  • Magickeepers: The Pyramid of Souls

    Magickeepers: The Pyramid of Souls

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Erica Kirov
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Sourcebooks Jabberwocky (2010, May 1st).
    Pages:   208

    It was stolen from Alexander the Great. To keep it safe, Edgar Allen Poe bargained away his sanity. And somebody suckered P. T. Barnum to get their hands on it. It’s the most closely guarded secret in the magician community. And it’s missing. What would you do to protect your family from an ancient pyramid capable of stealing your very soul? Nick Rostov finally has the life he’s always dreamed-and he’ll do anything to protect it. Nick has only now discovered he is part of an extended Russian family of magicians: the Magickeepers. He lives with his eccentric new relatives at the Winter Palace Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, where they perform daring feats of magic to a packed house. Real magic. But Nick and his family face a new danger in the form of a stolen relic, the Pyramid of Souls. more

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  • Spirit Animals Book 3: Blood Ties - Library Edition

    Spirit Animals Book 3: Blood Ties - Library Edition

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Garth Nix
    Publisher:   Scholastic Inc. (2014, Mar 25th).

    The adventure continues in this third book of the epic multiplatform fantasy series.Erdas is a land of balance. A rare link, the spirit animal bond, bridges the human and animal worlds. Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan each have this gift-and the grave responsibility that comes with it.But the Conquerors are trying to destroy this balance. They're swallowing whole cities in their rush for power-including Meilin's home. Fed up with waiting and ready to fight, Meilin has set off into enemy territory with her spirit animal, a panda named Jhi. Her friends aren't far behind . . . but they're not the only ones.The enemy is everywhere. more

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  • Super Hero Squad: Things That Go Bump in the Night!

    Super Hero Squad: Things That Go Bump in the Night!

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Todd Dezago
    Format:   Library Binding
    Publisher:   Spotlight; Reprint edition (2011, Jan 1st).
    Pages:   24

    When a Fractal turns a Paleontologist into a Dinosaur (STEGRON!), SPEEDBALL joins the SQUADDIES in the Savage Land to stop him from commanding the Dinosaur's to take over the World! Also, KA-ZAR! PLUS--DR.DOOM sends KLAW out to use his mastery of all sound and vibration to track down missing Fractals--but the SQUADDIES found a sound of their own to combat their villainy in "GOOD VIBRATIONS!" more

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  • The Great Ice Age

    The Great Ice Age

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Geronimo Stilton
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Papercutz (2010, Jul 6th).
    Pages:   56

    When Geronimo’s nemeses the Pirate Cats try to travel to through time to the year 1889, they accidentally end up in 37993 BC! When the cats meet their Neanderthal ancestors, they hear the legend of a Giant Wooly Mammoth and come up with a plan to capture it and bring it back to the present, making them famous for all time. Geronimo must travel to the Ice Age to stop the cats from changing history forever! more

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  • Ultimate Bugopedia: The Most Complete Bug Reference Ever

    Ultimate Bugopedia: The Most Complete Bug Reference Ever

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Darlyne Murawski
    Publisher:   National Geographic Children's Books (2013, Oct 22nd).

    Welcome to the hidden world of the most popular bugs on Earth. Opening the beautiful and accessible pages of this book is like turning over a series of stones under which you'll find a fascinating array of the world's coolest creepy-crawlies. This fully photographic book profiles bugs, beetles, wasps, bees, ants, caterpillars, butterflies, dragonflies, spiders, flies, crickets and grasshoppers, and centipedes and millipedes. These profiles are accompanied by Did You Know? facts and fast facts including scientific name, size, diet, and habitat. Front matter includes a How to Use spread and thematic spreads covering topics from prehistoric insects to bugs around the world. In short, this book includes everything a young fact-hound needs to discover the weird, wacky, diverse, and fascinating world of bugs. more

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