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Kids Novels (Series)

Baileys Story (Dog's Purpose)

Baileys Story (Dog's Purpose)

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Now in paperback! Bailey's Story is an irresistible illustrated novel for young readers inspired by the New York Times bestselling A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron

Every dog has work to do. Every dog has a purpose.

When Bailey meets eight-year-old Ethan, he quickly figures out his purpose: to play with the boy, to explore the Farm during summers with the boy, and to tidy the boy's dishes by licking them clean (only when Mom isn't watching). But Bailey soon learns that life isn't always so simple--that sometimes bad things happen--and that there can be no greater purpose than to protect the boy he loves.

Bailey's Story is a moving tale about a dog and his boy for young animal lovers by W. Bruce Cameron, bestselling author of the acclaimed novel A Dog's Purpose. Adorable black-and-white illustrations by Richard Cowdrey bring Bailey and his world to life. A discussion and activity guide at the end of the book will help promote family and classroom discussions about Bailey's Story and the insights it provides about humankind's best friends.

Ballet Bunnies 4 The Lost Slipper

Ballet Bunnies 4 The Lost Slipper

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This full-color chapter book series features the most darling dancers you will ever meet! For fans of the Magic Bunny, Isadora Moon, and Rainbow Magic series.

Millie and the Ballet Bunnies are going to see a live performance of Millie's favorite ballet. When Millie loses her ballet slipper at the theater it's up to the bunnies to find it before the curtain rises! But where could the missing slipper be? And who is the mysterious dancer that wants to help them....?

Spin and twirl with more Ballet Bunnies books!
Ballet Bunnies #1: The New Class
Ballet Bunnies #2: Let's Dance
Ballet Bunnies #3: Ballerina Birthday

Ballpark Mysteries 2 The Pinstripe Ghost

Ballpark Mysteries 2 The Pinstripe Ghost

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Batting second--and perfect for Halloween--book #2 in an early chapter book mystery series where each book is set in a different American ballpark!

Mike and Kate are waiting for Kate's mom at a boring press conference in Yankee Stadium when the team official says something that makes Mike perk up his ears. There are rumors that the ghost of Babe Ruth is haunting the new stadium! A chill air blasts down a service hallway before every home game, along with various thumps and bumps. Is the Bambino really searching for his missing locker?

The Pinstripe Ghost includes a fun fact page about New York's Yankee Stadium.

Cross Ron Roy's mystery series with Matt Christopher's sports books and you get the Ballpark Mysteries: fun, puzzling whodunnits aimed right at beginning readers.

Ballpark Mysteries Super Special 2 Christmas in Cooperstown

Ballpark Mysteries Super Special 2 Christmas in Cooperstown

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In this festive chapter book, Mike and Kate get the BEST Christmas present ever--a mystery at the Baseball Hall of Fame!

After volunteering to wrap presents for charity, Mike and Kate get a special thank-you: a sleepover at the Baseball Hall of Fame! But when they're sneaking around the museum late at night, their flashlight reveals that one of the famous baseball cards on display is a fake! Can they find the real card, catch the crook, and get the presents to the charity's Christmas party on time? It's up to Mike and Kate to turn this Christmas mess into a Christmas miracle!

Ballpark Mysteries are the all-star matchup of fun sleuthing and baseball action, perfect for readers of Ron Roy's A to Z Mysteries and Matt Christopher's sports books, and younger siblings of Mike Lupica fans. Each Ballpark Mystery also features Dugout Notes, with amazing baseball facts.

Bard and the Beast, Volume 9

Bard and the Beast, Volume 9

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Prince Lucas discovers that sometimes music is the only way to defeat a savage beast in this newest adventure from the fantastical Kingdom of Wrenly series.

Prince Lucas does not want to learn to play the lute. He would much rather be outside exploring with his best friend Clara. When a traveling bard pays a visit to the castle, he tries to convince the young prince that there is magic in music, but Lucas isn't falling for it. And when the two go for a walk in the hills and stumble upon a ferocious monster, Lucas learns that the bard might just be telling the truth after all.

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

Baseball Biographies for Kids: The Greatest Players from the 1960s to Today

Baseball Biographies for Kids: The Greatest Players from the 1960s to Today

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Grand slam! Inspiring baseball biographies for young fans ages 9 to 12

It's the bottom of the ninth, bases are loaded, and your team is down by three―who do you want coming up to bat? Baseball Biographies for Kids answers this question and more!

Bursting with statistics and impressive feats from the greatest players of the last 60 years, this lineup of inspirational baseball biographies shows you what it takes to be a real MVP. Discover the ultimate dream team as you explore the best pros for each position. You'll also get quick looks into some truly legendary baseball players and lots of fun facts!

Baseball Biographies for Kids includes:

  • Modern stars, real stories―From Cal Ripken Jr. to David Ortiz, you'll discover the players who truly defined the game.
  • Tons of stats―Each biography includes critical info, including games played, ERA, hits, and more.
  • Draft your own all-star team―Fill out the included starting lineup sheet with your picks for each position.
  • These baseball biographies really knock it out of the park for big fans and aspiring players!

    Bat and the End of Everything

    Bat and the End of Everything

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    The third book in the funny and joyful series Katherine Applegate has called "tender and important," by National Book Award finalist Elana K. Arnold.

    Bixby Alexander Tam (nicknamed Bat) has been the caretaker for Thor, the best skunk kit in the world...but the last day of third grade is quickly approaching, and Thor is almost ready to be released into the wild.

    The end of school also means that Bat has to say good-bye to his favorite teacher, and he worries about the summer care of Babycakes, their adorable class pet. Not only that, but his best friend is leaving for a long vacation in Canada.

    Summer promises good things, too, like working with his mom at the vet clinic and hanging out with his sister, Janie. But Bat can't help but feel that everything is coming to an end.

    National Book Award finalist Elana K. Arnold returns with the third story starring an unforgettable boy on the autism spectrum.

    Elana K. Arnold's Bat trilogy is a proven winner in the home and classroom--kids love these short illustrated young middle grade books. The trilogy is A Boy Called Bat, Bat and the Waiting Game, and Bat and the End of Everything.

    Bat and the Waiting Game

    Bat and the Waiting Game

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    In the tradition of Clementine and Ramona Quimby, meet Bat. Author Elana K. Arnold returns with another irresistible story of friendship in this widely acclaimed series starring an unforgettable boy on the autism spectrum.

    For Bixby Alexander Tam (nicknamed Bat), life is pretty great. He's the caretaker of the best baby skunk in the world--even Janie, his older sister, is warming up to Thor.

    When Janie gets a part in the school play and can't watch Bat after school, it means some pretty big changes. Someone else has to take care of the skunk kit in the afternoons, Janie is having sleepovers with her new friends, and Bat wants everything to go back to normal.

    He just has to make it to the night of Janie's performance. . . .

    Elana K. Arnold's Bat trilogy is a proven winner in the home and classroom--kids love these short illustrated young middle grade books. The trilogy is A Boy Called Bat, Bat and the Waiting Game, and Bat and the End of Everything.

    Battle of the Best Friends

    Battle of the Best Friends

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    In this splashy new Mermaid Tale, a megapopular boy band is set to perform at an undersea celebration--but what if a mean girl keeps Shelly from joining in the fun?

    Echo, Shelly Siren's best friend, is doing tail flips because she's going to see the hottest boy band around--The Rays! It's her classmate Pearl's birthday, and the Rays are going to perform at her exclusive party. Troublemaker Pearl has invited just about everyone--everyone, that is, except Shelly! Shelly urges Echo to go anyway, but Echo doesn't want to leave her friend out of the exciting celebration...so Shelly hatches a plan to make sure Echo sees her favorite group. And when the Rays do come to town (amidst plenty of under-the-sea, boy band drama), Echo returns the favor so that Shelly is included in the festivities--in the most unexpected of ways!

    Battle of the Werepenguins

    Battle of the Werepenguins

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    In the series Chris Grabenstein called hysterically hilarious, the saga about the evil werepenguins of Brugaria comes to a stunning, action-packed conclusion!

    When Bolt, Annika, and Blackburn are given another cryptic clue by Omneseus the Seer, they know the time has come to defeat the baddest Werepenguin, the Stranger, and free the world's penguins from his evil reign. Only a very special tooth can bring the Stranger down, but of course, procuring this precious item is no easy task, and it doesn't help that Bolt can't stop hearing the Stranger in his head, trying to coax him to the dark side. When Bolt stumbles into a weremole burrow and meets Grom, a human boy with a penguin birthmark who's desperate to be bitten, he starts to question whether a werepenguin can be anything but a terrible monster. Or if one born out of love might be the key to penguin salvation. As Bolt's werepenguin strengths grow more powerful, the ultimate war between good and evil looms closer. But no one can guess what's about to go down. And when an unexpected foe returns, the battle of the werepenguins IS ON.

    Bears of the Ice 1 The Quest of the Cubs

    Bears of the Ice 1 The Quest of the Cubs

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    Perfect for fans of His Dark Materials! A gripping adventure where nature, magic, and legend combine to create a world like no other. -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

    For generations, the noble polar bears have ruled the Northern Kingdoms. But now, their society is on the brink of collapse. A group of power-hungry bears has seized control, and darkness is creeping across the snow.Cubs First and Second don't know any of this. Although they're twins, they couldn't be more different. First loves imagining stories, while his daring sister, Second, wants to live them.When their mother is taken prisoner, the cubs' world falls apart. They know they have to rescue her, but how can two cubs who've barely learned to hunt survive a treacherous journey across the ice? Their only chance is to learn to trust each other and -- even more important -- trust themselves. But survival is only the beginning. And soon, these two unlikely heroes find themselves at the heart of a battle unlike anything Ga'Hoole has ever seen.
    Beast (Darkdeep)

    Beast (Darkdeep)

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    Thrilling, intense, with pulse-pounding chills . . . Everything you could want in a series. --Soman Chainani, New York Times bestselling author of The School for Good and Evil

    New York Times bestselling authors Ally Condie and Brendan Reichs co-author another edge-of-your-seat adventure in this darkly suspenseful middle grade series.

    Nico, Opal, Tyler, Emma, and Logan survived their worst fears come to life, and saved their tiny Pacific Northwest town of Timbers from a monstrous figment invasion. Now they just want to keep their heads down, enjoy Halloween, and explore the secrets of their mysterious houseboat clubhouse. And also figure out their new Torchbearer responsibilities as keepers of the Darkdeep, an ancient whirlpool hidden in Still Cove that can make both dreams and nightmares into reality.

    But when a dangerous new breed of figments starts appearing on their own, and the very environment around them begins to spiral out of control, the friends realize they have no idea what they are doing-or how they're supposed to restrain the Darkdeep. They must uncover the pool's origins, as well as those of the freaky Thing in a Jar, a seemingly lifeless green creature Opal believes is communicating with her. To make matters worse, a trashy YouTube series has rolled into town intent on finding the Beast, the legendary local sea monster suddenly stirring up the countryside.

    As threats rapidly close in around them, the friends must fight to protect their secrets, defeat new enemies, and save Timbers and all that they love.

    Told from alternating points of view, this chilling sequel from bestselling duo Ally Condie and Brendan Reichs will once again have readers sleeping with the lights on.

    Beast Under the Wizard's Bridge, Volume 8

    Beast Under the Wizard's Bridge, Volume 8

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    When Lewis and his best friend Rose Rita set out to explore old Wilder Creek Bridge and the deserted farm nearby, they discover shocking secrets: the destruction of the bridge threatens to release a horrifying monster, the legacy of a long-dead evil magician. Even Lewis's Uncle Jonathan and the magical Mrs Zimmermann may not be able to vanquish this ferocious creature! For fans of Goosebumps.
    Beatrice Zinker Upside Down Thinker

    Beatrice Zinker Upside Down Thinker

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    Beatrice does her best thinking upside down.

    Hanging from trees by her knees, doing handstands . . . for Beatrice Zinker, upside down works every time. She was definitely upside down when she and her best friend, Lenny, agreed to wear matching ninja suits on the first day of third grade. But when Beatrice shows up at school dressed in black, Lenny arrives with a cool new outfit and a cool new friend. Even worse, she seems to have forgotten all about the top-secret operation they planned!

    Can Beatrice use her topsy-turvy way of thinking to save the mission, mend their friendship, and flip things sunny-side up?

    Beezus and Ramona

    Beezus and Ramona

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    Ramona Quimby is the youngest of all the famous characters in Mrs. Cleary's wonderful Henry Huggins stories. She is also far and away the most deadly. Readers of the earlier books will remember that Ramona has always been a menace to Beezus, her older sister, to Henry, and to his dog Ribsy. It is not that Ramona deliberately sets out to make trouble for other people. She simply has more imagination than is healthy for any one person.
    Being Clem

    Being Clem

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    The final novel in the award-winning Finding Langston trilogy from Coretta Scott King Author Honoree and Scott O'Dell Award medalist Lesa Cline-Ransome.

    Clem can make anybody, even his grumpy older sisters, smile with his jokes. But when his family receives news that his father has died in the infamous Port Chicago disaster, everything begins to fall apart. Clem's mother is forced to work long, tough hours as a maid for a wealthy white family. Soon Clem can barely recognize his home--and himself. Can he live up to his father's legacy?

    In her award-winning trilogy, Lesa Cline-Ransome masterfully recreates mid-twentieth century America through the eyes of three boys: Langston, Lymon, and, now, Clem. Exploring the impact of the Great Migration, the Harlem Renaissance, Jim Crow laws, and much more, Lesa's work manages at once to be both an intimate portrait of each boy and his family as well as a landscape of American history.

    A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection

    Praise for Finding Langston, a Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book and winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction

    There aren't any explosions in this spare story. Nor is there a happy ending. Instead, Langston discovers something more enduring: solace.--The New York Times

    * This crisply paced book is full of historical details of the Great Migration and the role a historic branch library played in preserving African American literary culture.--The Horn Book, Starred Review

    * This is a story that will stay with readers long after they've finished it.--School Library Journal, Starred Review

    * The impact on the reader could not be more powerful. A memorable debut novel.--Booklist, Starred Review

    * A fascinating work of historical fiction . . . Cline-Ransome at her best.--Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

    * Finding Langston is about cultural heritage and personal growth and, at its heart, about finding home wherever you land.--Shelf Awareness, Starred Review

    Bell Bandit

    Bell Bandit

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    The third installment of the popular Lemonade War series finds siblings Evan and Jessie Treski at their grandmother's Vermont house for the holidays, solving another mystery. This one involves figuring out who stole a cherished bell the whole neighborhood gathers around to ring in the new year. Evan and Jessie also come to grips with unsettling changes in their grandmother's behavior. Once again, Ms. Davies reveals how good she is at understanding the complex emotions of children age nine to twelve years old.
    Ben Archer and the Alien Skill (The Alien Skill Series, Book 2)

    Ben Archer and the Alien Skill (The Alien Skill Series, Book 2)

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    ALIEN OR HUMAN?

    Government agents continue to search for a boy, Ben Archer, and his alien friend, Mesmo.

    In spite of the constant fear of being caught, the undercover life they create for themselves along the Rocky Mountains could almost be called pleasant. Ben loves his new school and makes friends with a girl called Kimi.

    But while Kimi struggles with family issues, Ben is fighting his own inner demons. The alien ability is taking hold of him, making him terribly sick. Is his body rejecting the skill? How can he ever come to terms with what he is becoming-something that is neither human nor alien? A freak...

    When tragedy strikes, Ben realizes he must come to terms with his true self, even if it means giving in to the ability that is killing him.

    The quest to find out why aliens crossed the universe and crashed their UFOs on Earth continues in book two of The Alien Skill Series, a science-fiction adventure series for teens. Readers of Percy Jackson, Harry Potter and Keeper of the Lost Cities will enjoy this fresh, age-appropriate story with a scifi twist the likes of A Wrinkle in Time and Animorphs. These middle grade books have won the hearts of young and old alike, turning them into a best selling, award winning coming-of-age series filled with alien powers, hidden enemies, shapeshifters and a thought-provoking glimpse into the way we treat our planet.