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A to Z Mysteries V: The Vampire's Vacation

A to Z Mysteries V: The Vampire's Vacation

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Help Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose solve mysteries from A to Z in this chapter book that's perfect for Halloween!

Kids love collecting the entire alphabet and super editions! With over 8 million copies in print, the A to Z Mysteries(R) have been hooking chapter book readers on mysteries and reading for years. Now this classic kid favorite is back with a bright new look!

V is for Vampire . . . Grab your garlic! When the kids follow a mysterious pale and dark-haired stranger into Ellie's Diner, he suddenly vanishes! Then they see a cut on Ellie's neck. Could it be a vampire bite? And will Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose be his next victims?

A to Z Mysteries White House White-Out

A to Z Mysteries White House White-Out

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Z was just the beginning! With A to Z Mysteries(R) Super Editions, chapter book readers keep on collecting clues and solving mysteries with Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose. Now with over 8 million copies in print, this classic kid-favorite series is back with a bright new look!

It's winter in Washington, D.C.! Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are visiting the White House in snowy December, when they meet the president's stepdaughter, KC, and her friend Marshall. But in the confusion caused by all the people decorating the White House for Christmas, the president's dog goes missing! All five kids set out to find her, but it's not going to be easy. It's getting dark, and a monster snowstorm is on the way. Will they find the presidential pooch in time?

Look for hidden messages inside A to Z Mysteries(R) Super Editions!

A to Z Mysteries X: The X'ed Out X-Ray

A to Z Mysteries X: The X'ed Out X-Ray

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Help Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose solve mysteries from A to Z!

Kids love collecting the entire alphabet and super editions! With over 8 million copies in print, the A to Z Mysteries(R) have been hooking chapter book readers on mysteries and reading for years. Now this classic kid favorite is back with a bright new look!

X is for X-Ray . . . X marks the spot! When the kids go to a concert, Dink injures his arm. At the same time, the singer's diamond necklace is stolen. Are the two mishaps connected? And could Dink's X-ray have the answers? It's up to Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose to examine the evidence!
A to Z Mysteries Y: The Yellow Yacht

A to Z Mysteries Y: The Yellow Yacht

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Help Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose solve mysteries from A to Z!

Kids love collecting the entire alphabet and super editions! With over 8 million copies in print, the A to Z Mysteries(R) have been hooking chapter book readers on mysteries and reading for years. Now this classic kid favorite is back with a bright new look!

Y is for Yacht . . . There's trouble in paradise! The kids are having a great time swimming, snorkeling, and soaking up the sun in Costra. But the fun is cut short when there's a robbery on the island. Is the heist connected to a mysterious yacht docked nearby? It's up to Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose to find out.

A to Z Mysteries Z: The Zombie Zone

A to Z Mysteries Z: The Zombie Zone

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Help Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose solve mysteries from A to Z in this chapter book that's perfect for Halloween!

Kids love collecting the entire alphabet and super editions! With over 8 million copies in print, the A to Z Mysteries(R) have been hooking chapter book readers on mysteries and reading for years. Now this classic kid favorite is back with a bright new look!

Z is for Zombie . . . There's a zombie on the loose! When Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose visit the Louisiana bayous, they meet a village with one spooky problem. Locals say a silver-haired zombie is digging up graves in the cemetery. Are the stories real? Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose will unearth the truth!

A to Z Mysteries: Detective Camp

A to Z Mysteries: Detective Camp

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Z was just the beginning! With A to Z Mysteries(R) Super Editions, chapter book readers keep on collecting clues and solving mysteries with Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose. Now with over 8 million copies in print, this classic kid-favorite series is back with a bright new look!

Welcome to summer camp for detectives! The kids can't wait to spend a week following clues and learning about the science of crime solving. Soon all the campers are working on a mystery. But while Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are figuring out their part of the puzzle, they stumble onto something suspicious. Could a real crime be happening at detective camp?

Look for hidden messages inside A to Z Mysteries(R) Super Editions!

A-Z Edinburgh Hidden Walks: Discover 20 Routes in and Around the City: Discover 20 Routes in and Aro

A-Z Edinburgh Hidden Walks: Discover 20 Routes in and Around the City: Discover 20 Routes in and Aro

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Aaron Slater and the Sneaky Snake The Questioneers Book 6

Aaron Slater and the Sneaky Snake The Questioneers Book 6

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In the sixth book in Andrea Beaty and David Roberts's New York Times bestselling illustrated Questioneers chapter book series, it's Aaron Slater, Illustrator, to the rescue when a sly snake slithers into some mischief.

Zookeeper Fred loves snakes, but his favorite is a tiny green snake named Vern. Vern is sneaky and constantly tries to hide in Fred's lunch. When Vern gets loose in the zoo and lands atop a boy's head, it's trouble!

A few citizens demand that all the snakes must go, and the mayor closes the zoo until the city council decides what to do. Is Vern a menace? Are the snakes a danger to society or a valuable resource for everyone? Who gets to decide?

In Aaron Slater and the Sneaky Snake, the Questioneers need all their talents to help Zookeeper Fred, but in the end, it's Aaron's art that leads the way.

Abby in Neverland Whatever After Special Edition 3

Abby in Neverland Whatever After Special Edition 3

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Never say never!

Follow Abby and Jonah as they embark on a thrilling journey through Neverland--meeting pirates, mermaids, the Lost Boys, Tinkerbell, and Peter Pan himself-- in this third Special Edition of the dazzling New York Times best-selling Whatever After series.

Abby and Jonah are at home with Jonah's friends and their fairy friend, Maryrose, when they receive a visit from another fairy--a famous one. It's Tinkerbell! She's come to their window with none other than Peter Pan. It's exciting at first--but when Peter Pan announces that he needs new Lost Boys, he whisks away Jonah and Jonah's friends. It's up to Abby (and Maryrose) to follow them all into Neverland! She soon finds herself inside the beloved book Peter Pan.

Even if Abby can convince Peter Pan to give her back Jonah and his friends, there's still the evil Captain Hook and his band of pirates to contend with. And can Abby trust anyone--even Tinkerbell? She'll have to rely on her courage--and a little bit of magic fairy dust--to make it back home from Neverland before all is lost!

Full of fun extras like full-page illustrations, this Special Edition is a whirlwind adventure like no other!

Abby in Oz (Whatever After Special Edition #2)

Abby in Oz (Whatever After Special Edition #2)

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In this second Special Edition of the New York Times bestselling Whatever After series, Abby and her friends enter the magical Land of Oz... with hilarious and empowering results!

Follow the yellow brick road...

I'm with my best friends Robin and Frankie (and my sometimes friend, Penny) when a TORNADO scoops us up and whisks us away. As soon as we land, I can tell we're not in Smithville anymore -- we've been transported into The Wonderful Wizard of Oz!

We're excited to meet Dorothy and Toto... but the story isn't going as planned. The Wicked Witch of the East locks us in her dungeon, so we have no way of getting the magic slippers that will take Dorothy home. Plus, the Emerald City is under attack, and the Wizard himself may be in danger!

Now we have to:

- Befriend the Lion, the Tin Man, and the Scarecrow

- Flee the flying monkeys

- Learn to steer a hot-air balloon

- Find the courage, heart, and smarts to save the day

...or we'll never escape -- and everyone knows there's no place like home!

This edition is extra-magical, featuring puzzles, games, and a note from the author.

Academy

Academy

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From the Playground to the Premier League


Born and raised in a small town, twelve-year-old Leo K. Doyle has never seen the ocean or stepped foot on a plane. But Leo is a star soccer player with big dreams in life.


Rock-star, Olympic gold, dragon-slaying dreams.


While Leo longs to make the pros one day, he has no idea how to achieve this goal--until a professional scout pays a chance visit to one of Leo's games and extends an invitation to try out for the London Dragons youth squad, known as The Academy.


Leo is stunned. The London Dragons isn't just any old soccer team. It's a world-famous English Premier League team.


Soon Leo is off to a whole new country, embarking on the greatest adventure of his life. The downside? Only eleven players can make the team.


Eleven out of two hundred of the very best twelve-year-old players on the planet.


Along with the grueling competition, Leo must also face a bully intent on torpedoing his summer, a roomie who doesn't know how to have fun, a terrifying camp director, and, most of all, Leo's own lack of formal training and the fear he'll never succeed.


By the end of the summer, Leo will become a much better player and forever changed by his experience.


But will he be good enough to make the Academy?

Academy II: The Journey Continues

Academy II: The Journey Continues

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Leo K. Doyle, a small-town kid from Ohio, has beaten all the odds and made the roster of a Premier League youth squad.

But he is far from the star player.

In fact, he isn't even a starter-and the U14 Lewisham Knights are the worst team in the league. They're so bad that if they don't improve this year, the owner will disband the team, which could jeopardize Leo's dream of becoming a professional soccer player.

As if that wasn't enough to deal with, Leo also has to keep up his schoolwork, make brand new friends in a foreign country, deal with a coach who doesn't seem to like him, and survive away from home for a demanding season in the Youth Premier League.

Leo believes he has the talent to help his team, but can he juggle all these balls and prove himself on the world's biggest soccer stage?

Acadia Files - Book One

Acadia Files - Book One

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Acadia Greene wants answers. Who keeps stealing her blueberries just as they ripen on the bushes? Why is her hair curly? Why does the sun wake her up so early in the summer? Why does the tide submerge her sandcastles? How do rocks become sand? Acadia doesn't set out to do science, but she has these important questions and her scientist parents refuse to simply feed her the answers. "Conduct an experiment," they tell her. "Use the scientific method." So Acadia gathers evidence, makes hypotheses, designs experiments, uses the results to test her hypotheses, and draws conclusions. Acadia does science.

Acadia Files for autumn, winter, and spring will follow on future lists.

The author, Katie Coppens writes a recurring column for NSTA's middle school magazine Science Scope on science and literacy called The Integrated Classroom.


Acadia Files - Book Two

Acadia Files - Book Two

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Acadia Greene wants answers. What happened to the frogs she used to see at her favorite local pond? Why do leaves change color in the fall, and why don't evergreen needles do the same? What is the water cycle, and what is transpiration? How do time zones work, and why does the sun set at different times in different places within a single zone? How do germs infect us? Acadia doesn't mean to do science, but she has questions and her parents refuse to simply give her the answers. "Conduct an experiment," they tell her. "Use the scientific method." So Acadia makes hypotheses, designs experiments, analyzes data, and draws conclusions. Acadia does science.

The author, Katie Coppens writes a recurring column for NSTA's middle school magazine Science Scope on science and literacy called The Integrated Classroom.

Accidental Apprentice

Accidental Apprentice

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A boy who accidentally bonds with a magical Beast must set off on an adventure in the mysterious Woods in this "wholesome, delightful" (Kirkus Reviews, starred review), and cheeky middle grade fantasy debut--perfect for fans of Nevermoor and How to Train Your Dragon.

The last thing Barclay Thorne ever wanted was an adventure.

Thankfully, as an apprentice to the town's mushroom farmer, Barclay need only work hard and follow the rules to one day become the head mushroom farmer himself. No danger required. But then Barclay accidentally breaks his town's most sacred rule: never ever EVER stray into the Woods, for within the Woods lurk vicious magical Beasts.

To Barclay's horror, he faces a fate far worse than being eaten: he unwittingly bonds with a Beast and is run out of town by an angry mob. Determined to break this bond and return home, Barclay journeys to find the mysterious town of Lore Keepers, people who have also bonded with Beasts and share their powers.

But after making new friends, entering a dangerous apprenticeship exam, and even facing the legendary Beast of the Woods, Barclay must make a difficult choice: return to the home and rules he's always known, or embrace the adventure awaiting him.

ADA Lace and the Impossible Mission, Volume 4

ADA Lace and the Impossible Mission, Volume 4

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From Emily Calandrelli--Emmy-nominated host of Xploration Outer Space, correspondent on Bill Nye Saves the World, and graduate of MIT--comes the fourth novel in a fun illustrated chapter book series about an eight-year-old girl with a knack for science, math, and solving mysteries with technology.

Third grader and inventor extraordinaire Ada Lace has a new social studies teacher--who loves group projects. While most of the class has constructed regular dioramas with clay and construction paper, Ada, her best friend Nina, and sometimes nemesis Milton have built a complex scale model of an historic silver mine. But when Milton reveals that he added his "old Milton touch" on their project right before turning it in, Ada worries that he has sabotaged their work.

In a desperate attempt to save their project, Ada and Nina use their combined creative and technical prowess to perform a heist and break into their teacher's supply closet after school.

Do the two friends have what it takes to deceive the school's security system? Or will they get caught trying to pull off this seemingly impossible mission?

ADA Lace and the Suspicious Artist, Volume 5

ADA Lace and the Suspicious Artist, Volume 5

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From Emily Calandrelli--Emmy-nominated host of Xploration Outer Space, correspondent on Bill Nye Saves the World, and graduate of MIT--comes the fifth novel in a fun illustrated chapter book series about an eight-year-old girl with a knack for science, math, and solving mysteries with technology.

Third grader and inventor extraordinaire Ada Lace is on spring break. But it's just a little less relaxing than she'd imagined. Nina is beside herself with excitement about meeting her favorite artist and enlists Ada and Mr. Peebles's coding-whiz nephew to help revamp her online portfolio.

When Nina finally meets Miroir, he snubs her, and her confidence is shaken--but not enough to miss the art show opening. While there, Ada spots a suspiciously familiar painting that may mean Miroir isn't the original he claims to be.

Will the friends be able to reveal the artist's true nature, before he fools someone else?

Ada Lace Gets Famous

Ada Lace Gets Famous

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From Emily Calandrelli--Emmy-nominated host of Xploration Outer Space, host of Netflix's Emily's Wonder Lab, and graduate of MIT--comes the sixth novel in a fun illustrated chapter book series about an eight-year-old girl with a knack for science, math, and solving mysteries with technology.

When third grader and inventor extraordinaire Ada Lace learns her teachers are in dire need of new school supplies, she's eager to lend a helping hand--but how? With a bake sale? A class carnival? Most ideas seem out of reach for a kid like her, until Tycho suggests Ada try her hand at posting informational videos. If she's able to build up a big online viewership, she could easily raise funds for their school. And with Nina as her visionary director, Milton as her comedic cohost, and Ada as the scientist star, making fun videos will be a piece of cake!

Or so they think. What starts as an earnest try at making fun, science-based shorts ends up being a whole mess for Ada and the gang as they gain popularity and take on peer pressure, trolls, and tests of their friendships. With her rising internet stardom, will Ada be able to stay true to herself?