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  • SMASH: Trial by Fire

    SMASH: Trial by Fire

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Chris A. Bolton
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Candlewick (2013, Sep 10th).
    Pages:   160

    Whap! Thud! Crash! An action-packed graphic novel simultaneously spoofs and pays tribute to superhero lore while inspiring a new generation of crimefighters.Ka-boom! Clobbered by fallout from a blast that kills the local superhero, Defender, Andrew Ryan suddenly has super strength and speed! And he can fly! Now it’s up to him to protect citizens from thieves, thugs, and fearsome villains. He dons a homemade costume to hide his true identity, and Smash is born! But fighting crime isn’t easy, especially when you’re in fifth grade. On top of evil robots and trigger-happy bank robbers, there’s homework, curfew, and the school bully to deal with. Not to mention the Magus, a fearsome villain who will stop at nothing to steal Smash’s superpowers for himself! Influenced by film, cartoons, and of course, classic comic books, this vivid escapade features a rib-tickling, high-energy storyline and the colorful, exaggerated figures of nostalgic comic-book art: a combo perfect for kids longing for a secret identity of their own. more

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  • Whatever After #2: If the Shoe Fits

    Whatever After #2: If the Shoe Fits

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Sarah Mlynowski
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Scholastic Press (2013, Jan 1st).
    Pages:   176

    This second book in Sarah Mlynowski's charming new series puts a fresh spin on the Cinderella story!Once upon a time my brother and I found a magic mirror.Tonight the mirror swept us into Cinderella's fairy tale. Now, we are NOT messing this story up. No way. Cinderella is going to marry her prince just like she's supposed to.Uh-oh. Cinderella broke her foot and there's massive swelling. The glass slipper won't fit, the prince won't know she's the one for him, and they won't live happily ever after. And it's all our fault!To save the day we'll need to:1. Learn how to use a dustpan2. Stay out of jail3. Find Cinderella a job4. And make sure true love finds its way.We just have to get it all done before the clock strikes twelve and the chance for a happy ending is gone . more

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  • Ella and the Balloons in the Sky

    Ella and the Balloons in the Sky

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Danny Appleby
    Format:   
    Publisher:   Tundra Books (2013, Nov 12th).
    Pages:   

    "They'd just taken them somewhere she hadn't yet been, to magical places she hadn't yet seen."     Ella comes down one morning to feed her pets and finds that they have disappeared. She discovers them floating away on balloons, high in the sky. Try as she might, she can't get them to come back. But although they are out of reach, Ella soon learns they are not truly gone as long as they remain in her heart and her memories. Written in gentle rhyming verse with light-hearted illustrations, Ella and the Balloons in the Sky is a story that tackles the tough subject of love and loss in a new way--with whimsy, magic, and lightness. more

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  • Anna's Icy Adventure

    Anna's Icy Adventure

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Elise Allen
    Format:   
    Publisher:   Golden/Disney (2013, Oct 1st).
    Pages:   

    Walt Disney Animation Studios presents an epic tale of adventure and comedy with Frozen. When a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, Anna, a young dreamer, must team up with Kristoff, a daring mountain man, and his reindeer on the grandest of journeys to find Anna's sister, the Snow Queen Elsa, and put an end to her icy spell. Encountering mystical trolls, a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Everest-like extremes, and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction. Directed by Chris Buck (Tarzan) and produced by Peter Del Vecho (Winnie the Pooh, The Princess and the Frog), the comedy-adventure Frozen journeys into theaters in November 2013. Children ages 6-9 will love this chapter book based on the film. more

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  • The Very Fairy Princess: A Fairy Merry Christmas

    The Very Fairy Princess: A Fairy Merry Christmas

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Julie Andrews
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   LB Kids; Original edition (2012, Oct 16th).
    Pages:   32

    It's almost Christmas, and for Geraldine that means it's time for snowflakes, presents, and decorations galore. When her mom suggests that their family exchange homemade gifts this year, Gerry gets to work in her Very Fairy Princess Workshop crafting perfect presents that will show everyone how much she thinks they sparkle. With full-color illustrations throughout, this leveled reader is perfect for Very Fairy Princess fans who are ready to take the next step beyond picture books. more

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  • Ben 10 Alien Force: Ben's Knightmare

    Ben 10 Alien Force: Ben's Knightmare

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Tracey West
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Scholastic Inc. (2009, Sep 1st).
    Pages:   32

    When his grandpa Max goes missing, fifteen -year old Ben Tennyson finds himself back in the hero business. Strapping on his Omnitrix, which allows him to change into different aliens, Ben teams up with his friends Gwen and Kevin, and together, the three of them set out to locate Max. Along the way, they find new half-alien allies and a new foe: the Highbreed and their DNAlien servants, who are joined by the alien arms dealers known as the Forever Knights. more

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  • Barbie in a Christmas Carol

    Barbie in a Christmas Carol

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Mary Man-Kong
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Golden Books (2008, Sep 9th).
    Pages:   32

    BARBIE® STARS AS THE SCROOGE-LIKE DIVA, Eden Starling, in BarbieT in A Christmas Carol. When Eden’s selfishness threatens to ruin everyone’s holidays, three magical spirits appear to help her discover the true meaning of Christmas. Based on the new direct-to-DVD movie, this fullcolor hardcover storybook is sure to become a classic! more

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  • Ready, Set, Podrace! (DK READERS)

    Ready, Set, Podrace! (DK READERS)

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Simon Beecroft
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   DK CHILDREN (2007, Sep 17th).
    Pages:   32

    FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Using simple text and illustrations, explains what podraces are and describes the different types of pilots who race in the Star Wars film. more

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  • Can You See What I See?: Seymour Makes New Friends: Picture Puzzles to Search and Solve

    Can You See What I See?: Seymour Makes New Friends: Picture Puzzles to Search and Solve

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Walter Wick
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Cartwheel Books (2006, Feb 1st).
    Pages:   32

    Search-and-find fun---especially for preschoolers! From bestselling author/photographer Walter Wick.In this sequel to SEYMOUR AND THE JUICE BOX BOAT, Seymour gathers beads, pipe cleaners, a craft stick, and a block to make two rabbit friends, and a seesaw to play on.Preschoolers can use the picture clues and search for hidden objects in the colorful photographs of a play-town filled with toys.Additional learning games are provided by an early childhood specialist. more

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  • Buzz Off!/Showtime!

    Buzz Off!/Showtime!

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   RH Disney (Author,...
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   RH/Disney (2011, Aug 9th).
    Pages:   32

    Join Buzz Lightyear and Sheriff Woody for new adventures in Bonnie's room! This deluxe storybook features two new stories starring the toys from Disney/Pixar Toy Story, Toy Story 2, and Toy Story 3—plus over 50 stickers, making it perfect for kids ages 3 to 7. more

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