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By: Cynthia Hands
Publisher: Golden%2FDisney

The Disney Frozen Thrills & Chills Paint Book is a fun activity book for kids at parties or for everyday fun. The paint book features scenes and characters from your child’s favorite Disney movie, Frozen! The paint book even comes with a little paint set with bright and fun colors!

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By: Holly Black
Publisher: Scholastic+Press

Most kids would do anything to pass the Iron Trial.Not Callum Hunt. He wants to fail.All his life, Call has been warned by his father to stay away from magic. If he succeeds at the Iron Trial and is admitted into the Magisterium, he is sure it can only mean bad things for him.So he tries his best to do his worst – and fails at failing.Now the Magisterium awaits him. It’s a place that’s both sensational and sinister, with dark ties to his past and a twisty path to …

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By: Lisa McMann
Publisher: Aladdin

Uncover adventure and dangerous secrets in book four of the New York Times bestselling Unwanteds series, which Kirkus Reviews called “The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter.”As Alex grows more confident in his role as the mage of Artimé, he expands his skills and brings his first creature to life—with results that are both painful and wonderful. A team from Artimé heads out to rescue Sky and Crow’s mother from underwater Pirate Island and discovers there are more creatures than they ever imagined in the ocean surrounding the islands—and not all …

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By: John Feinstein
Publisher: Knopf+Books+for+Young+Readers

Bestselling sportswriter John Feinstein kicks off a new series for middle grade featuring Alex Myers, a student athlete who tries to take on the sports establishment in his new town.   Alex Myers is a triple-threat athlete—great at football, basketball, and baseball. But he’ll have to fight for a spot on the varsity team.   Alex is a quarterback, but from the first day of football practice, it’s clear that that position is very much filled by the coach’s son, Matt.   Alex has the better arm, but Matt …

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By: Joachim Masannek
Publisher: Sole+Books

When the last of the snow has finally melted, soccer season starts! Kevin the Star Striker and The Wild Bunch rush to their field. They have found that Mickey the bulldozer and his gang, the Unbeatables, have taken over. Kevin and his friends challenge the Unbeatables to the biggest game of their lives.Can the Wild Bunch defeat the Unbeatables, or lose their field of dreams forever? Can they do what no team has done before?

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By: Tim Green
Publisher: HarperCollins

Inspired by interviews with real-life cancer survivors and insider sports experience, this unforgettable New York Times bestseller shows a brave boy who learns what it truly means to be unstoppable. As National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature emeritus Jon Scieszka said, Unstoppable is “absolutely heroic, and something every guy should read.”If anyone understands the phrase “tough luck,” it’s Harrison. As a foster kid in a cruel home, he knows his dream of one day playing in the NFL is a longshot.Then Harrison is brought into a new home with kind, …

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By: Matt Napier
Publisher: Sleeping+Bear+Press

In the mold of our very popular series of state alphabet books, we offer “Z is for Zamboni” to hockey fans young and old across North America. Matt Napier’s “breakaway” rhymes and “hard-checking” expository text team up with the “top-shelf” illustrations of Melanie Rose to elucidate this increasingly popular game for every beginning hockey aficionado. Highlighting rules, players, coaches, teams, and the history of the game, it is both fun and educational.

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By: The Editors of Sports Illustrated Kids
Publisher: Sports+Illustrated

Sports Illustrated Kids reveals the coolest and most rarely seen parts of the sports world in ALL ACCESS. Kids get an inside look at state-of-the-art locker rooms, star athletes’ houses, and their amazing collections. Readers will be awed by how a stadium transforms from a baseball diamond to an ice rink, as well as how a football starts as a piece of hide to becoming game-ready. Sports fans of all ages will love the lift-and-look features that allow them to literally peel back the layers for behind-the-scenes access that only …

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By: Chris Van Dusen
Publisher: Chronicle+Books

One winter morning, Mr. Magee and his little dog, Dee, head out bright and early to learn how to ski. But what begins as a pleasant day in the snow quickly goes downhill when a run-in with a curious moose sends them flying through the air and hanging above an abyss! How will Dee and Magee find their way out of this snowy situation? Chris Van Dusen, the creator of Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee and A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee, has craftedyet another fun-filled adventure for …

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By: Greg Jacobs
Publisher: Adams+Media

Touchdown to fun!Do you know:Which team has won the most Super Bowls? What a zone blitz is? Who holds the all-time touchdown record?You’re sure to go from rookie to Pro Bowler in no time with this dynamic guide to the gridiron. Whether you’re new to the sport or have been a fan for a while, this book has it all! Filled with thirty sporty puzzles, this pass-rushing book gives you all the ins and outs of the game, including how to:Set up defensive and offensive plays like …

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