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Simon B Rhymin

Simon B Rhymin

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A humorous and heartwarming bounce-to-the-beat underdog story about a young rapper whose rhymes help bring his community together, from America's favorite rapping teacher.

As featured on Good Morning America!

Eleven-year-old Simon Barnes dreams of becoming a world-famous rapper that everyone calls Notorious D.O.G. But for now, he's just a Chicago fifth grader who's small for his age and afraid to use his voice.

Simon prefers to lay low at school and at home, even though he's constantly spitting rhymes in his head. But when his new teacher assigns the class an oral presentation on something that affects their community, Simon must face his fears.

With some help from an unexpected ally and his neighborhood crew, will Simon gain the confidence to rap his way to an A and prove that one kid can make a difference in his 'hood?

Dwayne Reed is a Chicago teacher, whose viral back-to-school music video "Welcome to the 4th Grade" took the internet by storm. His debut novel, Simon B. Rhymin' , inspires young readers everywhere to use their voice to create change within their communities.

Read more about Simon and his crew in Simon B. Rhymin' Takes a Stand!

Sixty-Eight Rooms (Sixty-Eight Rooms #1)

Sixty-Eight Rooms (Sixty-Eight Rooms #1)

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The perfect next step for kids who love the Magic Tree House series, time travel, mystery, and adventure!

Almost everybody who has grown up in Chicago knows about the Thorne Rooms. Housed in the deep inside the Chicago Art Institute, they are a collection of 68 exquisitely crafted miniature rooms. Each room is set in a different historic period, and every detail is perfect. Some might even say, the rooms are magic.

But what if on a field trip, you discovered a key that allowed you to shrink so that you could sneak inside and explore the rooms' secrets? What if you discovered that others had done so before you? . . . And that someone had left something important behind?

Eleven-year-olds Jack and Ruthie are about to find out!

Irresistible.--The New York Times

Marianne Malone has tapped into a fantasy that is . . . completely universal.--Chicago Tribune

A solid story. Recommend this book to fans of Blue Balliett's Chasing Vermeer.--School Library Journal

Slappy in Dreamland Goosebumps SlappyWorld 16

Slappy in Dreamland Goosebumps SlappyWorld 16

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This is Slappy's world -- You only scream in it!

Richard Hsieh's dad studies dreams, and one day, they decide to hook Richard's new Slappy doll up to the dream machine as a joke. All of a sudden, Richard starts having nightmares of Slappy coming to life and wreaking havoc. But they're only dreams, right? Except, when his cousin Willow comes to visit, she also dreams of Slappy. It's impossible! But when Slappy threatens to invade more kids' dreams, they'll have to figure out how to defeat him before he becomes a dream master.
Smartest Kid in the Universe Book 2 Genius Camp

Smartest Kid in the Universe Book 2 Genius Camp

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Chris Grabenstein just might be the smartest writer for kids in the universe. --James Patterson

The Smartest Kid in the Universe goes to genius camp in book two of this action-packed series from the New York Times bestselling author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library!

Jake McQuade is the smartest kid in the universe--and he's back to defend his title! This time, he is heading off to a camp for geniuses sponsored by billionaire tech mogul (and brilliant inventor) Zane Zinkle.

But genius camp is not like regular camp. There are limo buses, robot polar bears, and high-tech cabins with high-tech toilets! But it isn't all fun and brain games at camp, especially when Jake goes up against the artificially intelligent Virtuoso quantum computer--the smartest machine in the universe--which also happens to be Zinkle's latest genius creation! It's boy versus bot in this epic showdown packed with s'mores, puzzles, action, adventure, and hilarious, jelly bean-fueled fun! Bonus puzzle included!

Snazzy Cat Capers Meow or Never

Snazzy Cat Capers Meow or Never

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Ophelia von Hairball V, the world's #1 cat burglar, is ready to make hiss-tory with her latest and greatest heist in Deanna Kent's third book of this cat-tastic middle grade series, featuring black-and-white illustrations on almost every page by Neil Hooson!

Ophelia and her inventor sidekick Oscar F. Gold are deep in preparations for the biggest challenge the FFBI (Furry Feline Burglary Institute) has to offer: The M.E.O.W. competition!

The fur-and-fin duo show up with the most valuable treasure they can find--and Ophelia's cousin Pierre von Rascal beats them to the punch with a priceless painting that puts their loot to shame. But Ophelia is certain the expensive artwork is an elaborate fake!

Ophelia will need every pawful of her singular style, winning wit, and purr-fect poise to prove Pierre's nothing but a wannabe cheetah--before he steals her prize!

Adventure, heists, and teamwork abound in this fun, witty chapter book series brimming with cat-tastic black-and-white illustrations, including graphic novel-style pages!

Check out the whole Snazzy Cat Capers series!
Snazzy Cat Capers
Snazzy Cat Capers: The Fast and the Furriest
Snazzy Cat Capers: Meow or Never

An Imprint Book

"Fabulous, funny, and fin-tastic fun!"
--Mo O'Hara, New York Times-bestselling author of My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish

Snoopy: Contact! (Peanuts Amp! Series Book 5)

Snoopy: Contact! (Peanuts Amp! Series Book 5)

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Everyone's favorite beagle is back for more classic Peanuts fun in this collection of classic comics featuring some of Snoopy's wildest adventures!

Snoopy is one small dog with one huge imagination! From day to day, he can be found stalking the other Peanuts characters as a fierce ready-to-prey vulture, leopard, mountain lion, piranha, or creature from the sea. But his grandest flights of fancy are when he's airborne as the Flying Ace on his Sopwith Camel seeking out the evil Red Baron. His forays take him through the World War I French countryside in repeated attempts to achieve his quest.

In Snoopy: Contact!, enjoy his adventures along with his other unusual encounters: catching bird burglars stealing his Van Gogh, challenging Lucy to an arm-wrestling contest, and becoming the Cheshire beagle.

Snoopy: What's Wrong with Dog Lips? (Peanuts Amp! Series Book 9): A Peanuts Collection

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A fresh collection of beloved Peanut classics brings back feelings of holiday nostalgia, family visits, and the best sports moments the Peanuts gang has to offer.

In this collection, Snoopy gets a visit from a familiar face, as he and the gang celebrate the holidays with all of their cheerful traditions. Middle-grade readers will resonate with the joy and passion of the Peanut gang's adventures, from the iconic ballpark to Snoopy's dog house. When snow and rain come down, that doesn't slow the fun for the gang. Will Charlie Brown get his valentine? Will the gang's baseball team get caps?

Follow along this collection of Peanut comic strips to relive the classical moments of the lovable cast of Peanut characters.

Sofia Valdez and the Vanishing Vote

Sofia Valdez and the Vanishing Vote

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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 vote is missing. How will the class break the tie? And what happened to the vanishing vote? It's up to Sofia Valdez and the Questioneers to restore democracy!

Sol-Ray Man and the Freaky Flood 2

Sol-Ray Man and the Freaky Flood 2

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Zing, zong, zing. Brain flash! A visiting superhero. Broken water pipes. Alligators? It's time for an Escapade!

Clint McCool always has a lot of great ideas. That's what makes him such a great hero. But sometimes he has too many great ideas. Armed with his super-powered cap, his brain flashes, and his two best friends, Clint is ready to solve any problem and find adventure anywhere. When a water pipe breaks, there's a sudden flood and school is canceled. But there's another superhero in town: Clint's hero from television, Sol-Ray Man. A super-powered team-up might be the only way to save the day!

This easy-to-read, highly-illustrated book is a perfect first chapter book, printed in black and blue to help readers transition from full-color picture books to black-and-white chapter books. Exciting adventures, relatable characters, and engaging art--early readers will love joining Clint McCool for his Escapades.

Soldier Dogs: Air Raid Search and Rescue

Soldier Dogs: Air Raid Search and Rescue

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The paw-biting start to a thrilling new adventure series perfect for fans of Max and the I Survived books, inspired by the brave military dogs who helped our troops win World War II.

Includes a collectible poster and a pull-out map!

When Matt's older brother enlisted in the army, he left Matt his German Shepherd, Chief, a retired fire dog and the best pet EVER. So Matt isn't happy when Chief starts paying attention to his foster sister Rachel instead of him.

But when Nazi planes begin bombing the city, Matt finds himself in an impossible situation. Can he be a hero to his sister when it matters most? And when they get caught outside during the air raid, will Chief be there to save the day?

Soldier Dogs: Attack on Pearl Harbor

Soldier Dogs: Attack on Pearl Harbor

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Inspired by the stories of the real dogs who courageously served during World War II, this action-packed book takes readers into the action during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Includes a collectible poster and a pull-out map!

Joe can't believe his luck when Skipper, the street dog all the Navy guys love, follows him home. But with a new baby sister in the house, he knows his family can't afford the extra mouth to feed. So he and his friends hatch a perfect plan: present Skipper to Joe's dad, who works on the USS West Virginia, as a mascot dog for the ship.

But when Joe's surprise gift is interrupted by a Japanese attack on the harbor, it may be up to Skipper to make sure they all make it out alive.

Some Pigtails

Some Pigtails

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Lola has a mind of her own and a love for books. With the help of Grandpa Ed and the support of her mother and friends, she learns how to use her determination to right a wrong at school.

Song of the Lioness #1 Alanna

Song of the Lioness #1 Alanna

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From Tamora Pierce, the first book in the Song of the Lioness Quartet, honored with the Margaret A. Edwards Award.

"From now on I'm Alan of Trebond, the younger twin. I'll be a knight."

In a time when girls are forbidden to be warriors, Alanna of Trebond wants nothing more than to be a knight of the realm of Tortall. So she finds a way to switch places with her twin brother, Thom. Disguised as a boy, Alanna begins her training as a page at the palace of King Roald. But the road to knighthood, as she discovers, is not an easy one. Alanna must master weapons, combat, and magic, as well as polite behavior, her temper, and even her own heart.

Filled with swords and sorcery, adventure and intrigue, good and evil, Alanna's first adventure begins--one that will lead to the fulfillment of her dreams and make her a legend in the land.

Sorcerer's Shadow, Volume 12

Sorcerer's Shadow, Volume 12

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In the twelfth fantastical book from The Kingdom of Wrenly series, Prince Lucas and Clara go on an adventure in the forest realm of Trellis!

All is not right in the forest realm of Trellis. Birds have left their nests and bears have abandoned their dens, as a mysterious magic threatens the natural order of the deep, dark woods. Together with a band of knights, Prince Lucas and Clara set out on an adventure that pits them against a dreaded sorcerer's shadow. There's only one problem: How can a shadow be defeated?

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

Soul Riders, 1: Jorvik Calling

Soul Riders, 1: Jorvik Calling

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Helena Dahlgren is the winner of 2021 Kids' Book Choice Awards, Age 12-18: Best Fantasy World Builder category.
Step into the universe of the massively popular adventure game Star Stable, and follow four friends who discover their magic powers and learn that every girl can be a hero in this fantasy trilogy.

Soul Riders tells the heroic tale of four young girls who have been chosen by destiny to save the world from the ancient demon: Garnok and his band of dangerous Dark Riders. Lisa is a teenage girl who is still coming to terms with the tragic loss of her mother in a riding accident and has sworn never to go near a horse again until she met Starshine, a mysterious blue-maned steed who comes to her in dreams. New on the island of Jorvik, Lisa befriends Alex, Linda, and Anne. Under the guidance of mystical druids, they discover they each have a special bond to their horses that gives them magical powers. While trying to balance school, family, and friendships they have to figure out what it means to be a Soul Rider. They are attacked by the Dark Riders and the mysterious Mr. Sands discover that their horses are in danger. Instead of relying on their combined strength, they decide to split up on their quest to find answers and learn to fight back against their enemies. However, will it be too late before they realize their mistake?

Jorvik Calling is the first installment in the epic, fantasy trilogy, Soul Riders, about magic, friendship, and horses bound to thrill all young equestrian fans.

Space Battle Lunchtime Vol. 1, 1: Lights, Camera, Snacktion

Space Battle Lunchtime Vol. 1, 1: Lights, Camera, Snacktion

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Collecting the first four issues of Natalie Riess's delectable series, SPACE BATTLE LUNCHTIME! Earth baker Peony gets the deal of a lifetime when she agrees to be a contestant on the Universe's hottest reality TV show, Space Battle Lunchtime! But that was before she knew that it shoots on location... on a spaceship... and her alien competitors don't play nice! Does Peony really have what it takes to be the best cook in the Galaxy? Tune in and find out!
Space Battle Lunchtime Vol. 3, 3: A Dish Best Served Cold

Space Battle Lunchtime Vol. 3, 3: A Dish Best Served Cold

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"Space Battle Lunchtime cooks up a delightful queer cosmic adventure." -- AV Club

Peony may have come in second place on the mega popular cooking show Space Battle Lunchtime, but with a girlfriend and a royal catering gig for a space empress, she's on top of the world! Until she finds out her old rival, Melonhead, is catering the same event. But that's a picnic--she's dealt with Melonhead before. What she hasn't dealt with is her girlfriend Neptunia's mysterious past, which comes to a head when Nep's sister turns out to be the empress's bodyguard. And what Peony absolutely can't deal with is an attempt on the empress's life--especially when she's the prime suspect!

All this cutthroat culinary sabotage was supposed to be over when Space Battle Lunchtime ended... but in the competitive world of catering, there's always someone ready to stab you in the back.

Space Cat-astrophe My FANGtastically Evil Vampire Pet

Space Cat-astrophe My FANGtastically Evil Vampire Pet

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In Space Cat-astrophe: My FANGtastically Evil Vampire Pet, the second in the spin-off series to Mo O'Hara's New York Times bestselling My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish chapter books, an aspiring evil scientist and his mostly evil (and totally forbidden) vampire kitten blast off to Evil Scientist Space Camp.

My epic summer has just gotten even more epic, because Evil Scientist Summer Camp just turned into Evil Scientist Space Camp! AND it will be led by the totally epic evil astronaut Neil Strongarm! Who is looking for evil apprentices for his next space mission! Which means that I could totally go into SPACE!!!

I'm already well on my way to Evil Emperor of the Camp. Winning this competition should be easy. Okay, so maybe I didn't expect Geeky Girl to be quite so good at being evil, but I know I've got this. All I need is a plan. Hmmm . . . I wonder if you can take evil kittens on space stations.

Let the Epic Evil Spaceness begin.

Signed,
The Great and Powerful Mark

Featuring illustrations by Marek Jagucki