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By: Trey King
Publisher: LB Kids

The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters-from T. rex to Napoleon-the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression.But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he-alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob-ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow.The trio embarks upon a …

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By: Terry Border
Publisher: Philomel Books

From the creator of Peanut Butter & Cupcake comes a birthday book starring everyone’s favorite dessert! What’s a cupcake to do when she needs to plan her birthday party? In this hilarious, kid-friendly homage to food and birthdays, Cupcake runs through tons of ideas while her best friend, Blueberry Muffin, finds reasons why they won’t work: Soup gets seasick; Donut melts in the sun; someome might get squashed during musical chairs; and Cupcake is not very good at limbo (her icing might get sliced off!). Just as Cupcake is ready to crumble, Blueberry …

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By: Suzanne Francis
Publisher: Disney Press

Jump inside Riley’s mind and get to know the Emotions who know her best: Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear, and Disgust. Relive all of the adventure from the Disney*Pixar film, Inside Out, with this storybook-and-CD-set. The CD includes word-for-word narration, thrilling sound effects, and original character voices from the movie!

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By: Archie Superstars
Publisher: Archie Comics

ARCHIE 1000 PAGE COMICS CELEBRATION collects 1000 pages of iconic Archie tales in this one amazing volume! Follow America’s favorite red-head as he navigates the pressures of the American teenager in the awkward, charming, and hilarious way you’ve come to know and love.

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By: Jeremy Sorese
Publisher: KaBOOM!

BELIEVE IN STEVEN!Steven Universe is just your normal Beach City citizen…who is anything by normal! Join Steven as he learns not only how to save the day with the help of Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl…but as he learns what it means it be a great friend and an even better neighbor! There will be crazy adventures any time of day when you live in Beach City, between bike races and late night karaoke, this is just the beginning for Steven! Written by the international indie all-star Jeremy Sorese (A REMINDER, …

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By: Melissa J. Morgan
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap

Revisit the summer it all began. Before anyone really knew one another. When secrets were still secrets. This collection combines the first four Camp Confidential books in one low-priced edition. Perfect for girls who are new to the series, or fans who just can’t get enough of Camp! Titles included are #1 Natalie’s Secret, #2 Jenna’s Dilemma, #3 Grace’s Twist, and #4 Alex’s Challenge.

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By: Marie Lu
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers

From New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu comes the second book in the exhilarating Young Elites seriesOnce upon a time, a girl had a father, a prince, a society of friends. Then they betrayed her, and she destroyed them all.Adelina Amouteru’s heart has suffered at the hands of both family and friends, turning her down the bitter path of revenge. Now known and feared as the White Wolf, she and her sister flee Kenettra to find other Young Elites in the hopes of building her own army of allies. …

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By: Tui T. Sutherland
Publisher: Scholastic Press

Peril is a SkyWing, but not like any other SkyWing. Her abilities — which sometimes seem more like a curse than a gift — have kept her away from other dragonets, and Scarlet made her do terrible things.But not anymore. Now Peril is a student at Jade Mountain Academy, and she’s about to be sent on important mission, one that only she can do. But to do it, Peril will have to go up against Scarlet — the only dragon more dangerous than she is.

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By: Bernard Waber
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers

Ask me what I like?What do you like?A father and daughter walk through their neighborhood, brimming with questions as they explore their world. With so many things to enjoy, and so many ways to ask—and talk—about them, it’s a snapshot of an ordinary day in a world that’s anything but. This story is a heartwarming and inviting picture book with a tenderly written story by Bernard Waber and glorious illustrations by Suzy Lee.

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By: Trent Reedy
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books

From the author of WORDS IN THE DUST and DIVIDED WE FALL: A heartwarming book about a son reconnecting with the father he lost in Afghanistan.Mike was seven when his father was killed in mysterious circumstances in Afghanistan. Eight years later, the family still hasn’t recovered: Mike’s mom is overworked and overprotective; his younger sister Mary feels no connection to the father she barely remembers; and in his quest to be “the man of the family,” Mike knows he’s missing out on everyday high school life.Then, out of the …

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