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Agent Stitch The Trouble with Toothoids

Agent Stitch The Trouble with Toothoids

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Fans of Dav Pilkey's Dog Man and Aaron Blabey's The Bad Guys will be excited to join Agent Stitch, the world's greatest alien detective, on his new mission in New York City!

After saving Paris from a Snailien invasion, Stitch and his friends are off to the big apple. People have been disappearing all over New York City, and the Galactic Detective Agency suspects that a group of shapeshifting aliens are to blame. Now it is up to Stitch to figure out what has happened to the missing people and save the day. But how do you a solve a mystery when the suspects can disguise themselves to look like anyone, maybe even your best friends?


Read all of Agent Stitch's adventures!

  • Agent Stitch: A Study in Slime
  • Aisha the Sapphire Treasure Dragon (Dragon Girls #5): Volume 5

    Aisha the Sapphire Treasure Dragon (Dragon Girls #5): Volume 5

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    A super collectible series that celebrates the inner fire of everyday girls!

    Aisha and her friends Mei and Quinn have an amazing secret: They can transform into powerful dragons. Together, they are the Treasure Dragon Girls, and they help keep a realm called the Magic Forest safe from harm.

    The evil Shadow Sprites have stolen the Magic Mirror, determined to cause chaos among the forest's animals. Aisha must harness the power of sapphires to rescue the mirror, and return it to its rightful home in the Magic Forest's secret vault.

    Al Capone Does My Homework

    Al Capone Does My Homework

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    Alcatraz Island in the 1930s isn't the most normal place to grow up, but it's home for Moose Flanagan, his autistic sister, Natalie, and all the families of the guards. When Moose's dad gets promoted to Associate Warden, despite being an unlikely candidate, it's a big deal. But the cons have a point system for targeting prison employees, and his dad is now in serious danger. After a fire starts in the Flanagan's apartment, Natalie is blamed, and Moose bands with the other kids to track down the possible arsonist. Then Moose gets a cryptic note from the notorious Al Capone himself. Is Capone trying to protect Moose's dad too? If Moose can't figure out what Capone's note means, it may be too late.

    The last heart-pounding installment in the New York Times bestselling, Newbery Honor-winning Alcatraz trilogy is not to be missed!

    "Superlative historical fiction." -- School Library Journal (starred review for Al Capone Shines My Shoes)

    Al Capone Does My Homework

    Al Capone Does My Homework

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    Alcatraz Island in the 1930s isn't the most normal place to grow up, but it's home for Moose Flanagan, his autistic sister, Natalie, and all the families of the guards. When Moose's dad gets promoted to Associate Warden, despite being an unlikely candidate, it's a big deal. But the cons have a point system for targeting prison employees, and his dad is now in serious danger. After a fire starts in the Flanagan's apartment, Natalie is blamed, and Moose bands with the other kids to track down the possible arsonist. Then Moose gets a cryptic note from the notorious Al Capone himself. Is Capone trying to protect Moose's dad too? If Moose can't figure out what Capone's note means, it may be too late.

    The last heart-pounding installment in the New York Times bestselling, Newbery Honor-winning Alcatraz trilogy is not to be missed!

    "Superlative historical fiction." -- School Library Journal (starred review for Al Capone Shines My Shoes)

    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


    Al Capone Does My Shirts

    Al Capone Does My Shirts

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    Moose Flannagan moves with his family to Alcatraz so his dad can work as a prison guard and his sister, Natalie, can attend a special school. But Natalie has autism, and when she's denied admittance to the school, the stark setting of Alcatraz begins to unravel the tenuous coping mechanisms Moose's family has used for dealing with her disorder.

    When Moose meets Piper, the cute daughter of the Warden, he knows right off she's trouble. But she's also strangely irresistible. All Moose wants to do is protect Natalie, live up to his parents' expectations, and stay out of trouble. But on Alcatraz, trouble is never very far away.

    Set in 1935, when guards actually lived on Alcatraz Island with their families. Choldenko's second novel brings humor to the complexities of family dynamics and illuminates the real struggle of a kid trying to free himself from the "good boy" stance he's taken his whole life.

    Al Capone Shines My Shoes

    Al Capone Shines My Shoes

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    What do you do when your neighbors are a bunch of hit men, con men, and mad dog murderers? Well, if you're Moose Flanagan, you ask the most notorious convict of them all, Al Capone, for help. But when that convict comes through for youÑand then asks you for a favor in returnÑsuddenly it's a whole different ball game. Picking up where the NewberyÐHonor winning Al Capone Does My Shirts left off, this lively second romp featuring Moose, his friends, and some of Alcatraz's "finest" is just as satisfying as the first.
    Al Capone Shines My Shoes

    Al Capone Shines My Shoes

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    Moose and the cons are about to get a lot closer in this much-anticipated sequel to NEWBERY HONOR Al Capone Does My Shirts

    It's 1935. Moose Flanagan lives on Alcatraz with his family, the other families of the guards, and a few hundred no-name hit men, con men, mad dog murderers and a handful of bank robbers too. And one of those cons has just done him a big favor.

    You see, Moose has never met Al Capone, but a few weeks ago Moose wrote a letter to him asking him to use his influence to get his sister, Natalie, into a school she desperately needs in San Francisco. After Natalie got accepted, a note appeared in Moose's freshly laundered shirt that said: Done.

    As this book begins, Moose discovers a new note. This one says: Your turn. Is it really from Capone? What does it mean? Moose can't risk anything that might get his dad fired. But how can he ignore Al Capone?

    Al Capone Throws Me a Curve

    Al Capone Throws Me a Curve

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    Return to Al Capone's Alcatraz with Newbery Honor-winning author Gennifer Choldenko in this charming addition to the beloved series about the son of a prison guard.

    Moose Flanagan lives on a famous island in California: Alcatraz, home to some of the most dangerous prisoners in the United States in the 1930s. It's the summer before he starts high school, and Moose is going to play a lot of baseball and win a spot on the high school team. But he still needs to watch his special older sister, Natalie--and then the warden asks Moose to look after his two-faced, danger-loving daughter, Piper.

    In the cell house there are rumors that the cons will a strike, and that Moose's father might step up to a new job. Moose is worried: What will this mean for their family, especially for Natalie, who's had some scary run-ins with prisoners? Then the unthinkable happens: Natalie winds up someplace she should never, ever go. And Moose has to rescue her.

    Don't miss the rest of the Tales from Alcatraz series!
    Al Capone Does My Shirts
    Al Capone Shines My Shoes
    Al Capone Does My Homework

    Al Capone Throws Me a Curve

    Al Capone Throws Me a Curve

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    Return to Al Capone's Alcatraz with Newbery Honor-winning author Gennifer Choldenko in this charming addition to the beloved series about the son of a prison guard.

    Moose Flanagan's father is the assistant warden of Alcatraz--the roughest hard-time prison in America--so he and his family live on the island. It's the summer before high school, and he is desperate to get on the baseball team. The problem? The captain will only let Moose and his best friend on if they get him something from Alcatraz--something impossible.

    Meanwhile, Moose must keep an eye on his fragile older sister, Natalie, as well as the warden's two-faced, danger-loving daughter, Piper, who has a crush on him. He must learn to stand up to people: His parents. The warden. Piper. Even the most dangerous criminal in the country--Al Capone. And then Moose gets the pitch of a lifetime and delivers a hit no one on Alcatraz will ever forget.

    Don't miss the rest of the Tales from Alcatraz series!
    Al Capone Does My Shirts
    Al Capone Shines My Shoes
    Al Capone Does My Homework

    Alanna

    Alanna

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    A girl disguises herself as a boy to train as a knight in this first book in Tamora Pierce's Margaret A. Edwards Award-winning young adult series--now with a new look!

    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, and, disguised as a boy, 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.

    So begin Alanna's adventures--filled with swords and sorcery, adventure and intrigue, good and evil--that will lead to the fulfillment of her dreams and make her a legend in the land.

    Alanna: The First Adventure (Reissue)

    Alanna: The First Adventure (Reissue)

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    A girl disguises herself as a boy to train as a knight in this first book in Tamora Pierce's Margaret A. Edwards Award-winning young adult series--now with a new look!

    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, and, disguised as a boy, 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.

    So begin Alanna's adventures--filled with swords and sorcery, adventure and intrigue, good and evil--that will lead to the fulfillment of her dreams and make her a legend in the land.

    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.

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    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

    Alex Rider #2: Point Blank

    Alex Rider #2: Point Blank

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    Alex Rider is now an IMDb TV/Amazon Original Series!

    Alex Rider is an orphan turned teen superspy who's saving the world one mission at a time--from #1 New York Times bestselling author!

    When an investigation into a series of mysterious deaths leads agents to an elite prep school for rebellious kids, MI6 assigns Alex Rider to the case. Before he knows it, Alex is hanging out with the sons of the rich and powerful, and something feels wrong. These former juvenile delinquents have turned well-behaved, studious--and identical--overnight. It's up to Alex to find out who is masterminding this nefarious plot, before they find him.

    From the author of Magpie Murders and Moriarty.

    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?

    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?

    Ali Cross Like Father Like Son

    Ali Cross Like Father Like Son

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    Alex Cross's son Ali is an accomplished mystery-solver and #1 bestseller. A crime at a concert near his school sparks his newest investigation, and it gets dangerous fast. Sometimes it's good to have a father in the detective business.

    Ali Cross just solved his first real case.

    Alex Cross knows it's only a matter of time before his son finds his way into more trouble.

    Neither of them expected Ali to get caught up in another case so quickly.

    Ali and his friends were just hanging out in Anacostia Park . . . then they became witnesses to a crime.

    Alex wants Ali to stay far away from the investigation. But Ali isn't going anywhere, not when his new friend Zoe is in trouble. It's up to Ali to figure out why she's lying to the police--and who she's protecting.

    This is Ali's toughest case yet. As long as he trusts his Cross instincts, he may just have a shot at solving it . . .