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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Book 5)

By: J. K. Rowling
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books

The next volume in the thrilling, moving, bestselling Harry Potter series will reach readers June 21, 2003 — and it’s been worth the wait!We could tell you, but then we’d have to Obliviate your memory.

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Cabin Fever (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 6)

By: Jeff Kinney
Publisher: Amulet Books

Greg Heffley is in big trouble. School property has been damaged, and Greg is the prime suspect. But the crazy thing is, he’s innocent. Or at least sort of. The authorities are closing in, but when a surprise blizzard hits, the Heffley family is trapped indoors. Greg knows that when the snow melts he’s going to have to face the music, but could any punishment be worse than being stuck inside with your family for the holidays?

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The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book (revised and expanded edition) (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)

By: Jeff Kinney
Publisher: Amulet Books

Now you can write your own bestseller!With The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book, you’re the author, illustrator, and main character. Filled with loads of interactive pages and plenty of space to write your own life’s story, this book is all you need to create your masterpiece. Whatever you do, make sure you put it someplace safe after you finish. Because when you’re rich and famous, this thing is going to be worth a fortune.Includes more than 60 new pages! 32 pages of full-color comics (16 brand-new)!

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 8

By: Jeff Kinney
Publisher: Amulet Books

Greg Heffley and his family and friends are back in Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 8, one of the most anticipated books of 2013 and the latest installment in the #1 bestselling series by Jeff Kinney. A global phenomenon, there are more than 85 million Diary of a Wimpy Kid books in print around the world.

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Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets

By: J. K. Rowling
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks

The Dursleys were so mean that hideous that summer that all Harry Potter wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. But just as he’s packing his bags, Harry receives a warning from a strange, impish creature named Dobby who says that if Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts, disaster will strike.And strike it does. For in Harry’s second year at Hogwarts, fresh torments and horrors arise, including an outrageously stuck-up new professor, Gilderoy Lockheart, …

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7)

By: J.K. Rowling
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books

Readers beware. The brilliant, breathtaking conclusion to J.K. Rowling’s spellbinding series is not for the faint of heart–such revelations, battles, and betrayals await in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows that no fan will make it to the end unscathed. Luckily, Rowling has prepped loyal readers for the end of her series by doling out increasingly dark and dangerous tales of magic and mystery, shot through with lessons about honor and contempt, love and loss, and right and wrong. Fear not, you will find no spoilers in our review–to tell …

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Harry Potter Schoolbooks: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them / Quidditch Through the Ages

By: J.K. Rowling
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books

When first released to Muggles in March 2001, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Quidditch Through the Ages further enlightened Harry Potter fans about the dangers and delights of the wizarding world. Now these two charming works of non-fiction are available in hardcover — in a special keepsake slipcase edition!

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The Lemonade Crime (The Lemonade War Series)

By: Jacqueline Davies
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers

Just as The Lemonade War, which sold more than 260,000 copies, put business into thehands of Evan and his younger sister, Jessie, this equally exciting follow-up puts thelaw into their hands. Using the rules of our legal system as a guide, they turn the playgroundinto a courtroom and put Scott Spencer, alleged thief, on trial, with fourthgradersserving as judge and jury.Turn to page 56 to read about the next book in the Lemonade War Series!

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The Candy Smash (The Lemonade War Series)

By: Jacqueline Davies
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
Level: 12-13

Jessie and Evan Treski have waged a lemonade war, sought justice in a class trial, and even unmasked a bell thief. Now they are at opposite ends over the right to keep secrets. Evan believes some things (such as his poetry) are private. Jessie believes scandal makes good news. When anonymously sent candy hearts appear in Class 4-0, self-appointed ace reporter Jessie determines to get the scoop on class crushes.  

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Hop on Pop (I Can Read It All By Myself)

By: Dr. Seuss
Publisher: Beginner+Books+%2F+Random+House

THEODOR SEUSS GEISEL—aka Dr. Seuss—is one of the most beloved children’s book authors of all time. From The Cat in the Hat to Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, his iconic characters, stories, and art style have been a lasting influence on generations of children and adults. The books he wrote and illustrated under the name Dr. Seuss (and others that he wrote but did not illustrate, including some under the pseudonyms Theo. LeSieg and Rosetta Stone) have been translated into thirty languages. Hundreds of millions of copies have found their …

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