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Mr. Penguin and the Catastrophic Cruise

Mr. Penguin and the Catastrophic Cruise

by Smith, Alex T. / Peachtree Publishing Company

Meet Mr. Penguin: adventurer (and penguin) Mr. Penguin and his Adventuring gang board a luxury cruise ship for some much-needed rest and a little entertainment. With Colin, his kung fu spider sidekick, preparing to perform with the Ladies Choir and fish finger sandwiches available twenty-four hours a day, Mr. Penguin isn't even bothered that he can't swim and is deeply afraid of water. But when a series of odd events infiltrates a fa ade of glamorous parties filled with a who's who of film stars and politicians, Mr. Penguin can't help but feel that something shifty is happening on board. And when he befriends a young stowaway with a mystery of her own to solve, he soon…

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The Vanderbeekers Lost and Found

The Vanderbeekers Lost and Found

by Glaser, Karina Yan / Houghton Mifflin

New York Times best-seller Karina Yan Glaser brings everyone's favorite Harlem family back in this poignant fourth novel in the "delightful and heartwarming" (New York Times Book Review) Vanderbeekers series. When autumn arrives on 141st Street, the Vanderbeekers are busy helping Mr. Beiderman get ready for the New York City Marathon and making sure the mysterious person sleeping in the community garden gets enough to eat. But when they discover the true identity of the person making a home in the community garden's shed, their world turns upside down as they learn what it means to care for someone in an impossible situation. In this fourth book in the Vanderbeekers series,…

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The Magic Misfits: The Fourth Suit

The Magic Misfits: The Fourth Suit

by Harris, Neil Patrick / Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

The Misfits must work together to fend off mysterious attacks in this magical finale to the #1 New York Times bestselling Magic Misfits series from acclaimed and wildly popular celebrity Neil Patrick Harris Ridley Larsen is everything you want in a friend. She's tough as nails, she's fiercely loyal, and she's smart as a whip. But she can be a harsh critic, which has put her position with the Magic Misfits on the rocks, even as the threat of the group's longtime enemy Kalagan looms large. Ever since his recent appearance in Mineral Wells, the kids know that a showdown with the vicious magician is imminent.They must first deal with a series of odd instances and random…

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Séance Tea Party

Séance Tea Party

by Yee, Reimena / Random House Graphic

Lora wants to stay a kid forever, and she'll do anything to make that happen . . . including befriending Alexa, the ghost who haunts her house. A middle-grade graphic novel about growing up that's perfect for fans of Ghosts and Making Friends. Growing up sounds terrible. No one has time to do anything fun, or play outside, or use their imagination. Everything is suddenly so serious. People are more interested in their looks and what others think about them than having fun adventures. Who wants that? Not Lora. After watching her circle of friends seemingly fade away, Lora is determined to still have fun on her own. A tea party with a twist leaves Lora to re-discovering Alexa, the…

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Sherlock Bones and the Natural History Mystery

Sherlock Bones and the Natural History Mystery

by Treml, Renee / Etch/Hmh Books for Young Readers

An action-packed graphic novel mystery with gentle humor and Bad Guys-style illustrations, perfect for dinosaur-loving emerging readers. Hi there, I'm Sherlock Bones. Who is Sherlock Bones, you ask? Well, I don't like to brag, but my trusty side-kick Watts says I'm the greatest detective in our whole museum. Don't you, Watts? Watts . . . ? Sherlock Bones and his sidekick, a stuffed parrot named Watts, live in a natural history museum. So when the precious Royal Blue Diamond goes missing, they are first on the case. What they don't expect is Grace, a silly, new-to-the-scene raccoon who keeps getting in the way. Even worse, Bones and Watts learn that if the…

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Witches of Brooklyn

Witches of Brooklyn

by Escabasse, Sophie / Random House Graphic

There's a new witch in town Life in Brooklyn takes a strange turn when Effie discovers MAGIC runs in the family. A middle-grade graphic novel adventure filled with magical hjinks for fans of Phoebe and Her Unicorn and Making Friends. Could there really be witches in Brooklyn? Effie's aunts are weird. Like, really WEIRD. Really, really, really WEIRD The secretly-magic kind of weird and that makes Effie wonder . . . does this mean she can do magic, too? Life in Brooklyn takes a strange twist for Effie as she learns more about her family and herself. With new friends who will do whatever they can to be there for her, a cursed pop-star, and her magically-inclined…

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Mellybean and the Giant Monster

Mellybean and the Giant Monster

by White, Mike / Razorbill

Mike White hits a heartwarming hat trick with this cute, funny, and action-packed adventure. Mellybean will bounce off the page and into your heart. --Mo O'Hara, New York Times bestselling author of the My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish series The Secret Life of Pets meets The Wizard of Oz in this debut graphic novel about a spunky pup who gets trapped in a world filled with magic, adventure, and one giant, grumpy monster. Melly loves to play games. All her feline friends want to do, though, is take a nap. So when she doesn't leave them alone, the cats trick her into burying a shoe in the backyard. But the small prank turns into a big problem when Melly falls down the hole . . . and is…

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Middle School Misadventures: Operation: Hat Heist!

Middle School Misadventures: Operation: Hat Heist!

by Platt, Jason / Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

In Jason Platt's second Middle School Misadventures graphic novel, Newell's favorite hat gets taken away With the help of his most talented friends, he concocts the perfect plan to get it back. Operation: Hat Heist is a go Newell's favorite show of all time is The Captain Newell is beyond excited when he learns that the Captain himself, Patrick O'Shaughnessy, will be at Monster Comic Con. He can't wait to meet The Captain wearing his once-worn-by-The-Captain WWII crusher hat that his dad gave him. But when Newell brings the hat to school, it gets stolen from his backpack Fart. When Newell finally spots the culprit wearing his hat in the hall, Mr. Todd confiscates…

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This Poem Is a Nest

This Poem Is a Nest

by Latham, Irene / Wordsong

A Kirkus Reviews Best Book An NCTE Notable Poetry Book This beautiful poetry collection introduces readers to the art of found poetry as the poet writes a 37-line poem, Nest, then finds 160 smaller poems within it. What can you find in a poem about a robin's nest? Irene Latham masterfully discovers nestlings or smaller poems about an astonishing variety of subjects--emotions, wild animals, natural landmarks on all seven continents, even planets and constellations. Each poem is a glorious spark of wonder that will prompt readers to look at the world afresh. The book includes an introduction detailing the principles of found poetry and blackout poetry, and a section of tips at the end.…

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I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916 (I Survived Graphic Novel #2): A Graphix Book

I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916 (I Survived Graphic Novel #2): A Graphix Book

by Tarshis, Lauren / Graphix

A thrilling graphic novel adaptation of Lauren Tarshis's bestselling I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916, with text adapted by Georgia Ball and art by Haus Studio Chet Roscow is finally feeling at home in his uncle's little New Jersey town. He has three new friends, and they love cooling off in the creek on hot summer days. But then comes shocking news: A massive shark has been attacking swimmers in the ocean along the Jersey Shore, not far from where Chet is staying. Fear is in the air. So when Chet spots a gray fin in the creek, he's sure it's his imagination running wild. It's impossible he's about to come face-to-face with a killer shark... right? Based on…

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Who Gives a Poop?: Surprising Science from One End to the Other

Who Gives a Poop?: Surprising Science from One End to the Other

by Montgomery, Heather L. / Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

This uniquely crafted narrative nonfiction invites readers to follow the author into science labs, forests, hospitals, and landfills, as the author asks: Who uses poo? Poop is disgusting, but it's also packed with potential. One scientist spent months training a dog to track dung to better understand elephant birthing patterns. Another discovered that mastodon poop years ago is the reason we enjoy pumpkin pie today. And every week, some folks deliver their own poop to medical facilities, where it is swirled, separated, and shipped off to a hospital to be transplanted into another human. There's even a train full of human poop sludge that's stuck without a home in…

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The Sound of Danger: Mac B., Kid Spy #5

The Sound of Danger: Mac B., Kid Spy #5

by Barnett, Mac / Orchard Books

Mac B. is on a secret mission to retrieve a stolen, priceless piece of history in this totally true kid spy adventure from New York Times bestselling author, Mac Barnett England is in trouble A priceless violin has been stolen, and there's only one person who can help: Mac B., kid spy. Mac's adventure takes him on a top-secret museum night watch, zip-lining in Italy with his trusty corgi sidekick, and on an undercover mission in the heart of enemy territory. But when he ends up as a captured prisoner, is the mission lost for good? Catch the latest hilarious adventure in the New York Times bestselling Mac B., Kid Spy books Mike Lowery's signature illustrations appear on…

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Sofia Valdez and the Vanishing Vote

Sofia Valdez and the Vanishing Vote

by Beaty, Andrea / Amulet Books

Just in time for the 2020 election, the bestselling chapter book series continues with the newest Questioneer, Sofia Valdez Miss Lila Greer announces it's time for Grade Two to get a class pet, and she wants the kids to participate in choosing which one. After all, they will all have to share the responsibility of caring for it. The class narrows it down to two options: Team Turtle and Team Bird. Sofia is named Election Commissioner, in charge of overseeing a fair and honest election between the two teams. There's a class-wide campaign, complete with posters, articles, and speeches. Then it's time for the election But when the votes are counted, there's a tie, and one…

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Fox & Rabbit

Fox & Rabbit

by Ferry, Beth / Amulet Books

A new graphic novel series for emerging readers about the simple magic of true friendship Easygoing Fox and anxious Rabbit seem like total opposites. But, somehow, they make the perfect pair Whether searching for hidden treasure or planting a garden in their own backyard, Fox and Rabbit find everyday magic at every turn. On this first adventure, the pair will discover some new favorite things like sunsets, dandelions, and cotton candy. And they'll face new fears like heights, swimming, and (poisonous ) frogs. Thankfully, there's nothing Fox and Rabbit can't do together …

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Willa the Wisp (the Fabled Stables Book #1)

Willa the Wisp (the Fabled Stables Book #1)

by Auxier, Jonathan / Amulet Books

A new, fully illustrated chapter book series from New York Times-bestselling author Jonathan Auxier Welcome to the Fabled Stables, a magical building filled with one-of-a-kind creatures. Creatures including the Gargantula, the Yawning Abyss, the Hippopotamouse . . . and Auggie. Auggie is the only human boy at the Stables, and he takes care of all the other animals. The Fabled Stables have a mind of their own, and every so often, the building SHAKES and SHUDDERS, TWITCHES and SPUTTERS--it's making room for a new arrival It's Auggie's job to venture out and rescue a new creature from mortal danger. But will he be able to complete his mission before it's too late? With…

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