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Kids Novels (Series)

Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants

Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants

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Now a Netflix series!

An instant New York Times bestseller!

You loved the bestselling picture books starring Rosie Revere, Ada Twist, and Iggy Peck. Now you can follow The Questioneers' further adventures in all-new chapter books! Don't miss the first instant New York Times bestselling volume, Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters.

In Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants, Ada must rely on her curious mind, her brave spirit, and her best pals Rosie Revere and Iggy Peck to solve a mystery in her own backyard.

Ada Twist is full of questions. A scientist to her very core, Ada asks why again and again. One question always leads to another until she's off on a journey of discovery! When Rosie Revere's Uncle Ned gets a little carried away wearing his famous helium pants, it's up to Ada and friends to chase him down. As Uncle Ned floats farther and farther away, Ada starts asking lots of questions: How high can a balloon float? Is it possible for Uncle Ned to float into outer space? And what's the best plan for getting him down?

Collect them all! Add these other STEM favorites from #1 New York Times bestselling team Andrea Beaty and David Roberts to your family library today!

Rosie Revere, Engineer
Ada Twist, Scientist
Iggy Peck, Architect
Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters
Ada Twist's Big Project Book for Stellar Scientists
Iggy Peck's Big Project Book for Amazing Architects
Rosie Revere's Big Project Book for Bold Engineers
The Questioneers Family Calendar

Addison Cooke and the Ring of Destiny

Addison Cooke and the Ring of Destiny

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In the tradition of Indiana Jones and The Goonies, the next installment of this comedic adventure series sends young Addison and his friends on the run from fortune hunters linked to an ancient Cooke clan curse.

Soon after the disappearance of his aunt Delia and uncle Nigel outside the tomb of notorious Mongolian leader Genghis Khan, amateur archeologist Addison Cooke, his sister Molly, and their best friends Raj and Eddie, embark on another globe-trotting adventure.

When a mysterious package arrives on Addison's doorstep, criminals and fortune-hunters from around the world are suddenly hunting the Cooke family. Addison and team will travel to London, Paris, Istanbul, and beyond, on the run for their lives to unravel the mystery of the package, find out what really happened to Aunt Delia and Uncle Nigel, and come face-to-face with the terrifying Vrolock Malazar. But Addison and the team find there are dangerous secrets about his aunt and uncle's pasts and hidden truths about the Cooke clan that must be uncovered.

Addison Cooke and the Ring of Destiny is full of nonstop laughs and heart-pounding action, perfect for fans of James Patterson's Treasure Hunters series, Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series, and Peter Lerangis's Seven Wonders series.

Adventure According to Humphrey

Adventure According to Humphrey

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The fifth book in the beloved and award-winning school hamster series!

The students in Room 26 are learning about boats and building their own for a race on Potter's Pond. Humphrey the hamster loves dreaming about being a pirate and watching his friends build ships. But when he mistakenly ends up at sea on the day of the boat race, he finds himself in the middle of more adventure than he bargained for! Humphrey is back in this charming story of a hamster on the high seas of hilarity.

Look for all twelve of Humphrey's adventures!

Adventurers Guide to Dragons and Why They Keep Biting Me

Adventurers Guide to Dragons and Why They Keep Biting Me

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Get ready for dragons, robots, and an even more dangerous quest in this hilarious, unputdownable sequel to The Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes.

Anne, Penelope, and Hiro are nominated for Best Illegal Quest That Nearly Destroyed the Entire World at the annual Quest Academy Awards, but they barely get to enjoy it before a strange boy tricks Anne into activating a new quest. Her charge: kill the dragon queen. The problem is, Anne doesn't want to kill any dragons. But the mysterious boy does, even if it means igniting a devastating war between people and dragons. The only chance Anne and the others have to stop it is to get to the queen first. Along the way, they'll have to navigate ancient mines, avoid erupting volcanoes, outsmart robots, and survive the dragon trials. And, of course, get a passing grade on their quest. Packed with action, humor, and endless heart, this is a truly irresistible middle grade fantasy tale.

Adventures in Flatfrost

Adventures in Flatfrost

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Prince Lucas and Clara venture to the land of the giants and train Ruskin to control his fire in this fifth chapter book in the fantastical Kingdom of Wrenly series.

After a game of hide-and-seek, Prince Lucas and Ruskin are in trouble again. They have melted all the ice in the castle, and the king is not pleased. He sends Lucas and Ruskin to Flatfrost to fetch more ice from the giants who live there. High in the snowy mountains, some new larger-than-life friends lend a helping hand as Lucas, Clara, and Ruskin learn to respect the hard work of others.

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, The Kingdom of Wrenly chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.

Adventures of Super Diaper Baby

Adventures of Super Diaper Baby

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Move over, Dav Pilkey, it's George and Harold's turn to tell the tale of the all-new superhero who's faster than a speeding stroller and more powerful than diaper rash. Make way for Super Diaper Baby!

Oh, no! It looks like George and Harold are in trouble again. . . . As punishment, the boys have to write a 100-page report on good citizenship, and they have been specifically ordered NOT to make another comic about Captain Underpants. So what do they do? They create an all-new superhero . . . Super Diaper Baby! Super Diaper Baby's archenemy, Deputy Dangerous, wants to steal his powers and take over the planet. Will the diaper-wearing dynamo defeat the deputy, or is the entire Earth doomed?

This new paper-over-board edition includes a 16-page behind-the-scenes bonus section!

Adventures of Violet & Dash Friend or Foe Disney/Pixar The Incredibles 2

Adventures of Violet & Dash Friend or Foe Disney/Pixar The Incredibles 2

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An exciting Chapter Book extension story based on characters from Disney/Pixar Incredibles 2--hitting theaters June 15, 2018!

Incredibles 2 brings back everyone's favorite family of superheroes in an exciting, hilarious and heartfelt super-sequel. Written and directed by Brad Bird (The Iron Giant, The Incredibles, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol), this new chapter sees Mr. & Mrs. Incredible, Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack encounter a brand-new nemesis who puts their powers--and their family--to the ultimate test! Children ages 6 to 9 will love this fun-filled chapter book based on the Incredibles franchise.

Adventures of Violet & Dash Super Sleuths Disney/Pixar The Incredibles 2

Adventures of Violet & Dash Super Sleuths Disney/Pixar The Incredibles 2

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An exciting Chapter Book extension story based on characters from Disney/Pixar Incredibles 2--hitting theaters June 15, 2018!

Incredibles 2 brings back everyone's favorite family of superheroes in an exciting, hilarious, and heartfelt super-sequel. Written and directed by Brad Bird (The Iron Giant, The Incredibles, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol), this new chapter sees Mr. & Mrs. Incredible, Violet, Dash, and Jack-Jack encounter a brand-new nemesis who puts their powers--and their family--to the ultimate test! Children ages 6 to 9 will love this fun-filled chapter book based on the Incredibles franchise.

After-Room

After-Room

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The triumphant finale in the bestselling trilogy is now in paperback!

It's 1955, and Benjamin Burrows and Janie Scott are trying to live a safe, normal life in America. It's not easy, when they have the power to prevent nuclear disaster, and sinister forces are circling. Soon the advice of a mysterious, unscrupulous magician propels Janie and Benjamin into danger, and toward the land of the dead. Meanwhile, their friend Jin Lo washes up on a remote island where an American spy is stationed, and finds herself on the trail of a deadly threat in China. But she's on the other side of the world--how can Janie and Benjamin reach her? The triumphant finale in the trilogy that began with Maile Meloy's bestselling, critically acclaimed The Apothecary, and continued in its captivating sequel, The Apprentices, The After-Room is full of enchantment and heart, with Ian Schoenherr's stunning illustrations throughout.

Agatha Oddly 1 – The Secret Key

Agatha Oddly 1 – The Secret Key

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Meet thirteen-year-old Agatha Oddly - a bold, determined heroine, and the star of a stylish new detective series.

Agatha Oddlow has been a detective for as long as she can remember - she's just been waiting for her first big case. And nothing gets bigger than saving the City of London from some strange goings-on.

With a scholarship to the prestigious St Regis School, a cottage in the middle of Hyde Park, a room full of beloved sleuthing novels, and a secret key that gives her access to a whole hidden side of London, Agatha is perfectly poised to solve the mystery of what's going on. But just who can she trust when no one is quite who they seem...

Agatha Oddly 2 – Murder at the Museum

Agatha Oddly 2 – Murder at the Museum

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A second mystery for thirteen-year-old Agatha Oddly - a bold, determined heroine, and the star of this stylish new detective series.

Agatha Oddlow's set to become the youngest member of the Gatekeepers' Guild, but before that, she's got a mystery to solve!

There's been a murder at the British Museum and, although the police are investigating, Agatha suspects that they're missing a wider plot going on below London - a plot involving a disused Tube station, a huge fireworks display, and five thousand tonnes of gold bullion...

Al Capone Does My Shirts

Al Capone Does My Shirts

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The Newbery Honor Book and New York Times Bestseller that is historical fiction with a hint of mystery about living at Alcatraz not as a prisoner, but as a kid meeting some of the most famous criminals in our history. Al Capone Does My Shirts has become an instant classic for all kids to read!

Today I moved to Alcatraz, a twelve-acre rock covered with cement, topped with bird turd and surrounded by water. I'm not the only kid who lives here. There are twenty-three other kids who live on the island because their dads work as guards or cooks or doctors or electricians for the prison, like my dad does. And then there are a ton of murderers, rapists, hit men, con men, stickup men, embezzlers, connivers, burglars, kidnappers and maybe even an innocent man or two, though I doubt it. The convicts we have are the kind other prisons don't want. I never knew prisons could be picky, but I guess they can. You get to Alcatraz by being the worst of the worst. Unless you're me. I came here because my mother said I had to.

A Newbery Honor Book
A New York Times Bestseller
A People magazine Best kid's Book
An ALA Book for Young Adults
An ALA Notable Book
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
A Krikus Reviews Editor's Choice
A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
A Parents' Choice Silver Honor Book
A New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing Selection
A New York Public Library Best Book for the Teen Age

*Choldenko's pacing is exquisite. . . . [A] great read.--Kirkus Reviews, starred review
*Exceptionally atmospheric, fast-paced and memorable!--Publishers Weekly, starred review
*The story, told with humor and skill, will fascinate readers.--School Library Journal, starred review

Al is the perfect novel for a young guy or moll who digs books by Gordon Korman, or Louis Sachar.--Time Out New York for Kids

Funny situations and plot twists abound!--People magazine

Heartstopping in some places, heartrending in others, and most of all, it is heartwarming.--San Francisco Chronicle


Alcatraz Escape

Alcatraz Escape

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Sleuthing duo Emily and James tackle their most challenging mystery yet set on the haunting Alcatraz Island in Book 3 of the New York Times-bestselling, middle-grade Book Scavenger series by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman!

Legendary literary game-maker Garrison Griswold is back in action--this time with "Unlock the Rock." For his latest game, Griswold has partnered with the famous--and famously reclusive--mystery writer Errol Roy to plan an epic escape room challenge on Alcatraz Island.

Emily and James are eager to participate, but the wave of fame they are riding from their recent book-hunting adventures makes them a target. Threatening notes, missing items, and an accident that might not have been an accident have the duo worried that someone is trying to get them out of the game at any cost.

When Emily's brother is caught red-handed and blamed for all the wrong doings, Emily is certain Matthew is being framed. With Matthew's record on the line, Emily and James can't afford to leave this mystery uncracked.

Christy Ottaviano Books

Praise for The Alcatraz Escape:

A Junior Library Guild Selection

Emily, her friend James, and her brother Matthew travel to Alcatraz for an elaborate puzzle competition based on an original mystery by Errol Roy, a famously reclusive San Francisco writer. Series fans will enjoy following these likable young sleuths to Alcatraz Island, a distinctive setting for a mystery. --Booklist

Alcatraz vs the Evil Librarians

Alcatraz vs the Evil Librarians

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Experience the action-packed first book in #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson's laugh-out-loud middle-grade fantasy series like never before--Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians is now in paperback with all new covers!

AN ANCIENT RIVALRY REAWAKENS.

Everything I'd known about the world was a lie.

On my thirteenth birthday, I, Alcatraz Smedry (yes, I got named after a prison, don't ask) received my inheritance: a bag of sand. And then I accidentally destroyed my foster parents' kitchen. It's not my fault, things just break around me, I swear!

I thought the sand was a joke until evil Librarians came to steal it. You're probably thinking, "Librarians are nice people who recommend good books," but that's just what they want you to think! It turns out they're actually a secret cult keeping the truth from you--a hidden world filled with magical eyeglasses, talking dinosaurs, and knights with crystal swords!

Or so my Grandpa Smedry claimed when he suddenly showed up to rescue me. So now I have to go with him to invade the local library and get that sand back, before it's used to conquer the world. And Grandpa says how I keep breaking things is actually an amazing talent. There's no way that can all be true, right?

Will I ever make it back home alive?

An excellent choice to read aloud to the whole family. Funny, exciting, and briskly paced. --NPR

Ali Cross

Ali Cross

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James Patterson's blockbuster Alex Cross series has sold over 100 million copies - and now he's bringing those thrills to a new generation! Alex's son Ali is eager to follow in his father's footsteps as a detective, but when his best friend goes missing, what price will he have to pay to solve the mystery?

Ali Cross has always looked up to his father, former detective and FBI agent Alex Cross. While solving some of the nation's most challenging crimes, his father always kept his head and did the right thing. Can Ali have the same strength and resolve?

When Ali's best friend Gabe is reported missing, Ali is desperate to find him. At the same time, a string of burglaries targets his neighborhood -- and even his own house. With his father on trial for a crime he didn't commit, it's up to Ali to search for clues and find his friend. But being a kid sleuth isn't easy -- especially when your father warns you not to get involved! -- and Ali soon learns that clues aren't always what they seem. Will his detective work lead to a break in Gabe's case or cause even more trouble for the Cross family?

Alice on the Island: A Pearl Harbor Survival Story

Alice on the Island: A Pearl Harbor Survival Story

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In 1941, thirteen-year-old Alice's days are filled with swimming in the Hawaiian sea, going to school, and helping watch her younger siblings. But on December 7, everything changes when she experiences an act of war, the bombing of Pearl Harbor. As the United States enters World War II, Alice's father is sent to a Japanese internment camp, leaving Alice and the rest of her family struggling to adjust to life without him. Featuring nonfiction support material, a glossary, and reader response questions, this Girls Survive story takes readers to one of history's most important moments.
Alien Summer 1

Alien Summer 1

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An exciting series opener.--Kirkus

From the mind of Murr from the Impractical Jokers comes a new hilarious, action-packed series about a world of bizarre creatures, wacky gadgets, and four kid interns at the most interesting place on Earth: Area 51!

It's the first day of summer vacation, and Viv Harlow just wants to relax with her friends at the beach before they all go to different high schools next year. She is definitely not interested in visiting her mom's office, even if Director Harlow works at the famous Area 51. But when an alarm sounds beneath the secret base and a whole race of aliens escape, she's about to get much more than she bargained for. Viv, Charlotte, Ray, and Elijah (who Viv is totally NOT crushing on) will have to work together, gear up with gadgets, and even protect a baby alien to save the day and defend Area 51.

The debut middle-grade series from Murr of the Impractical Jokers, Area 51 Interns is filled with enough high-tech hijinks, bizarre creatures, and laugh-out-loud humor (plus an extra color insert full of gadgets) to make even alien skeptics hooked for more!

Alola Chapter Book Collection

Alola Chapter Book Collection

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Follow beloved Trainer Ash on his quest through Alola from the very beginning. This four-book boxed set will transport readers to Alola to experience the adventure!
Get in on the action in Alola! This chapter book collection follows the adventures of Ash, Pikachu, and their newest Pokémon pals.

This boxed set includes these four chapter books based on the animated TV series:

The Pokémon School Challenge
Battle for the Z-Ring
Adventure on Treasure Island
Old Buddies, New Battles