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The Secret Keepers by Trenton Lee Stewart

When Reuben discovers an extraordinary antique watch, he soon learns it has a secret power and his life takes an intriguing turn. At first he is thrilled with his new treasure, but as one secret leads to another, Reuben finds himself torn between his innately honest nature and the lure to be a hero.
Now he is on a dangerous adventure--full of curious characters, treacherous traps, and hairsbreadth escapes--as he races to solve the mystery before it is too late. Even with fearless Penny, mighty Jack, and the wise Mrs. Genevieve on his side, can Reuben outwit and outmaneuver the sly villain called The Smoke and his devious defenders the Directions and save the city from a terrible fate?
In this ingeniously crafted novel, acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Trenton Lee Stewart invites readers to join the adventure, decipher the clues, and ask themselves the question: Is knowing a secret a gift or a curse?


The Brave Kitten by Holly Webb

This story is about a young girl called Helena who helps out at the local vet surgery where her older cousin, Lucy works. On the way to the surgery one day, they find an injured kitten under a car. They feel sorry for the kitten and take him straight to the clinic. Helena loves this cat and takes care of him as longs as he's at the surgery. There he is operated on and gets a cast. Caramel (as Helena calls him) has no chip or collar. He has nobody to claim him. He's homeless. Caramel is fed up of being stuck in the clinic! Will anyone give this poor kitten a home? Who will claim him? Find out in The Brave Kitten.

Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins by James Dean


Pete the Cat takes on the classic favorite children's song "Five Little Pumpkins" in New York Times bestselling author James Dean's Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins. Join Pete as he rocks out to this cool adaptation of the classic Halloween song!

Snoopy For President by Charles Schulz

Vote for Snoopy in this 8x8 storybook just in time for the 2016 Presidential election season!

Pigpen and Linus are running against each other for class president, and they each decide to get their photos taken with a dog to improve their likability. But after the photos, Snoopy realizes he’s popular enough to run on his own! Good Grief! Can a dog even be elected class president? Looks like Snoopy can!


Cinderella Stories Around the World: 4 Beloved Tales by Cari Meister

Think there's just one fairy tale with an overworked girl and wicked stepsisters? Think again! Cultures all around the world have their own Cinderella stories. Visit Canada, China, Egypt, and France, and find out whose glass slippers are made of red silk, and whose fairy godmother is a fish.

Also in the series check out "Snow White Stories Around the World: 4 Beloved Tales"

Goodnight Baseball by Michael Dahl

From the arrival at the stadium to the last goodnight, Goodnight Baseball is a sweet, nostalgic tale—told in gentle, fun rhyme—about the thrill of the game and a day at the ballpark.

Also in the series check out " Goodnight Football" and "Goodnight Hockey"

Hank's Big Day by Evan Kuhlman

Hank is a pill bug with a busy life—for a pill bug, that is. His daily routine involves nibbling a dead leaf, climbing up a long stick, avoiding a skateboarder, and playing pretend with his best friend, a human girl named Amelia, in her backyard. And when day is done, Hank likes nothing better than returning home to his cozy rock.

The Best Man by Richard Peck


When Archer is in sixth grade, his beloved uncle Paul marries another man—Archer’s favorite student teacher. But that’s getting ahead of the story, and a wonderful story it is. In Archer’s sweetly naďve but observant voice, his life through elementary school is recounted: the outspoken, ever-loyal friends he makes, the teachers who blunder or inspire, and the family members who serve as his role models. From one exhilarating, unexpected episode to another, Archer’s story rolls along as he puzzles over the people in his life and the kind of person he wants to become…and manages to help his uncle become his best self as well.

Skunked: Alpurina Tate Animal Doctor in Training by Jacqueline Kelly

When soft-hearted Travis discovers an abandoned baby skunk, he can't help but bring him home and take care of him. Stinky, as Travis names him, settles in pretty well. But when Travis discovers Stinky's litter-mate, Winky, who is in need of some help, things get complicated around the Tate house. One skunk is a piece of cake; two is just asking for trouble. Will Travis and Callie be able to keep the critters away from Mother's careful eyes―and nose?
Billions of Bricks by Kurt Cyrus

Grab a hard hat and all your tools, and get ready for a construction adventure in counting! This clever, rhyming picture book leads readers through a day in the life of a construction crew building with bricks. A brick may seem like just a simple block, but in groupings of ten, twenty, and more, it can create many impressive structures, from hotels to schools to skyscrapers. This is a terrific introduction to counting in quantities for children.

Trouble Next Door by Karen English

In the fourth book in the Carver Chronicles series, third grader Calvin is dealing with his next door neighbors moving away—and the school bully moving in. Meanwhile, competition at the school science fair is heating up, and Calvin must decide what to do when his data doesn't prove his theory. This lively installment in a chapter book series about a diverse group of elementary schoolers by Coretta Scott King Honoree Karen English offers spot-on storytelling, relatable characters and situations, and plenty of action.

Lego Ninjago: Ghost Ninja by Greg Farshtey

Since defeating Master Chen, the ninja have never been more united. But when the cursed spirit of Morro--the Master of Wind and Master Wu's first pupil--blows into town and possesses Lloyd, the ninja must find a way to save their friend without their elemental powers.
Also includes a never-before-seen look into the secret world of Ninjago in The Lost Scrolls of Spinjitzu.
The second in an epic graphic novel series of new stories and action-packed adventures following the Masters of Spinjitzu. Features exclusive content that holds more secrets and stories about the world of Ninjago.

Pokemon XY, VOL. 1 by Kusaka Hidenori

Awesome adventures inspired by the best-selling Pokémon X and Y video games! All your favorite Pokémon game characters jump out of the screen into the pages of this action-packed manga!

Trouble at Trident Academy by Debbie Dadey

Mermaids Shelly and Echo are excited to begin third grade at the prestigious Trident Academy, but snooty Pearl, jokester Rocky, brilliant Kiki, grumpy Mr. Fangtooth, and an argument over their first project challenge the best friends. Includes facts about marine plants and animals and words to the Mermaid Tales Song.

Also in the series check out "Battle of the Best Firends"

Donatello by Brian Lynch

The ŇbrainsÓ of the Turtles steps out on his own in this unique tale! Intrigued by a cutting-edge science fair, Donatello goes incognito in public to get his fill of the latest tech. Little does he know that the fair is hosted by none other than Baxter StockmanŃand he's holding a competition to see who can create the best gizmo to find the Turtles first! It's up to Don to out-geek the geeks, all while keeping his cover! Don't miss this awesome, fun-filled adventure! Art by Wet MoonŐs Ross Campbell!

Also in the series check out "Michelangelo", "Leonardo" and "Raphael"

Little Bo Peep and Her Bad, Bad Sheep: A Mother Goose Hullabaloo by A.L.Wegwerth

Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep as usual. What starts out as a simple nursery rhyme quickly derails into mayhem. Bo Peep can t find her sheep, but readers will, and they ll be coaching Bo from the sidelines as they watch her mischievous sheep swiping mittens from kittens, toppling Humpty Dumpty, and trampling Mary s garden. Dozens of beloved Mother Goose characters have cameos and all have run-ins with the sheep. Readers will giggle all the way to the end when at last they can finish the rhyme, as the sheep (sheepishly) come home, wagging their tails, of course."

Gertie's Leap to Greatness by Kate Beasley

Gertie Reece Foy is 100% Not-From-Concentrate awesome. She has a daddy who works on an oil rig, a great-aunt who always finds the lowest prices at the Piggly Wiggly, and two loyal best friends. So when her absent mother decides to move away from their small town, Gertie sets out on her greatest mission yet: becoming the best fifth grader in the universe to show her mother exactly what she'll be leaving behind. There's just one problem: Seat-stealing new girl Mary Sue Spivey wants to be the best fifth grader, too. And there is simply not enough room at the top for the two of them.

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