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  • Treasure Hunters

    Treasure Hunters

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   James Patterson
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Little, Brown and Company (2013, Sep 16th).
    Pages:   480

    From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Middle School, the Worst Years of My Life and I Funny comes a brilliantly original new adventure series, jam-packed with action, humor, and heart!The Kidd siblings have grown up diving down to shipwrecks and traveling the world, helping their famous parents recover everything from swords to gold doubloons from the bottom of the ocean. But after their parents disappear n the job, the kids are suddenly thrust into the biggest treasure hunt of their lives. They'll have to work together to defeat dangerous pirates and dodge the hot pursuit of an evil treasure hunting rival, all while following cryptic clues to unravel the mystery of what really happened to their parents--and find out if they're still alive. more

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  • Dinosaur Kisses

    Dinosaur Kisses

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   David Ezra Stein
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Candlewick (2013, Aug 6th).
    Pages:   32

    WHOMP! An energetic young dinosaur figures out her own way to give a kiss in the latest from the creator of the Caldecott Honor–winning Interrupting Chicken.For newly hatched dinosaur Dinah, the world is an exciting place. There is so much to see and do. She tries this — STOMP! And she tries that — CHOMP! Then she sees a kiss and knows just what she wants to try next. Who can she kiss? And after a few disastrous attempts, can she figure out how to give someone a kiss without whomping, chomping, or stomping them first? Young children will chuckle and cheer when Dinah finds just the right creature for her dinosaur kisses in this funny new picture book from David Ezra Stein. more

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  • Who Is Michelle Obama?

    Who Is Michelle Obama?

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Megan Stine
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Grosset & Dunlap (2013, Aug 15th).
    Pages:   112

    Born into a close knit family in Chicago, Michelle Robinson was a star student who graduated from Princeton and Harvard Law. Then in 1992, she married another promising young lawyer and the rest, as they say, is history. It is undeniable that President Barack Obama has changed the United States but so has Michelle Obama, the self proclaimed "Mom in Chief." This compelling, easy-to-read biography is illustrated by New Yorker artist John O'Brien. more

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  • The Year of Billy Miller

    The Year of Billy Miller

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Kevin Henkes
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Greenwillow Books (2013, Sep 17th).
    Pages:   240

    Award-winning, nationally bestselling author Kevin Henkes introduces second-grader Billy Miller in this fast-paced and funny story about friendship, sibling rivalry, and elementary school. The Year of Billy Miller was named a 2014 Newbery Honor book by the American Library Association. The Year of Billy Miller includes black-and-white art by Kevin Henkes and is perfect for fans of the Ramona books; Frindle, by Andrew Clements; and the Clementine series.When Billy Miller has a mishap at the statue of the Jolly Green Giant at the end of summer vacation, he ends up with a big lump on his head. What a way to start second grade, with a lump on your head! As the year goes by, though, Billy figures out how to navigate elementary school, how to appreciate his little sister, and how to be a more grown up and responsible member of the family and a help to his busy working mom and stay-at-home dad. more

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  • Warriors: The Untold Stories

    Warriors: The Untold Stories

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Erin Hunter
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   HarperCollins (2013, Jul 2nd).
    Pages:   272

    Together in print for the first time, Warriors: The Untold Stories is a paperback bind-up of the first three novellas in Erin Hunter's mega-bestselling Warriors series. These short stories about the Warrior cats were previously only available as individual, digital-only titles. This collection includes: Hollyleaf's Story: Which cat saved Hollyleaf after she raced away from ThunderClan into the collapsing tunnels? Mistystar's Omen: Why did Mistystar threaten to force Mothwing to step down as RiverClan's medicine cat? Cloudstar's Journey: How did Cloudstar try to save SkyClan as Twolegs were encroaching on its territory? more

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  • Dress-Up Mess-Up

    Dress-Up Mess-Up

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Kelly DiPucchio
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Atheneum Books for Young Readers (2013, Aug 20th).
    Pages:   40

    Get out your craft supplies, because the queen of DIY is back! It’s up to Chloe to create the perfect costume—and save the day—in this delightful follow-up to Crafty Chloe.The Parade of Books has arrived, and it’s Chloe’s chance to showcase her crafty costume talents. Leo wants Chloe to be the Frankenstein to his Dracula, and Chloe can’t wait to dress like a monster. But when Emma wants to wear Fairy Club costumes instead, Chloe is torn like a scrap of fabric. She doesn’t want to disappoint her friends—but how can she possibly please them both? Luckily, a little glitter and a lot of imagination just might give Chloe the answer! more

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