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By: Doug Wilhelm
Publisher: Long Stride Books

The sequel to The Revealers, this realistic young adult novel deals with a timely and urgent issue for adolescents and their schools—cyberbullying. The suspenseful and engaging story is the first to deal with the full-range of behaviors that fall under the umbrella of cyberbullying, using an expanded cast of characters to portray the rumor-spreading politics of an entire middle school. A conflict arises between a ruthless group of ultrapopular eighth graders and a motley but creative group of classmates who challenge and infuriate them, creating an absorbing and relatable …

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By: Barry J McDonald
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Now knowing they can’t stop the samurai on their own, Herobrine must team up with SparkleGirl and Emman once more. The only problem is even with his old team back again, it looks like the samurai are too big even for them to overcome. Find out what happens to Herobrine and his friends in the next exciting installment in the Monster series.

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By: Ellen Jackson
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers

The universe is rapidly expanding. Of that much scientists are certain. But how fast? And with what implications regarding the fate of the universe?Ellen Jackson and Nic Bishop follow Dr. Alex Fillippenko and his High-Z Supernova Search Team to Mauna Kea volcano in Hawaii, where they will study space phenomena and look for supernovae, dying stars that explode with the power of billions of hydrogen bombs. Dr. Fillippenko looks for black holes–areas in space with such a strong gravitational pull that no matter or energy can escape from them–with his …

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By: Brandon Mull
Publisher: Aladdin

Trapped in a world where magic is powerful and dreams are real, Cole continues his quest in book three of a “fanciful, action-packed adventure” series (Publishers Weekly, starred review), from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Fablehaven and Beyonders series.Cole Randolph ventures to a new kingdom as he continues his search for his friends—and also pursues his quest to mend what has gone awry with the magic in The Outskirts. Can he overcome the challenges ahead, or will he be stranded forever in a world between reality …

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By: Nicola Davies
Publisher: Candlewick

Huge, magnificent, and solitary, a polar bear moves through the frozen Arctic. Powerful hunter, tireless swimmer, tender mother, gentle playmate — she is superbly adapted for surviving, even thriving, in this harsh and icy climate. Written in poetic language interspersed with fascinating facts, Nicola Davies’ breathtaking tale of this massive, stark white animal is brought to life in striking paintings by Gary Blythe. Just as the Inuit people have watched and learned from this amazing creature for generations, readers are invited to witness the majesty of Ice Bear.

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By: Sarah Albee
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

This little library of four bestselling Big Bird’s Favorite Sesame Street board books starring Elmo includes: Elmo’s Mother Goose, Elmo’s Tricky Tongue Twisters, Elmo Says, and Elmo’s ABC Book. Boys and girls ages 1–4 won’t be able to resist either the stories or carrying them around in their sturdy little box complete with both a handle and Elmo on the front!

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By: Lynda Blackmon Lowery
Publisher: Dial

A memoir of the Civil Rights Movement from one of its youngest heroes As the youngest marcher in the 1965 voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Albama, Lynda Blackmon Lowery proved that young adults can be heroes. Jailed eleven times before her fifteenth birthday, Lowery fought alongside Martin Luther King, Jr. for the rights of African-Americans. In this memoir, she shows today’s young readers what it means to fight nonviolently (even when the police are using violence, as in the Bloody Sunday protest) …

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By: Duncan Tonatiuh
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

Almost 10 years before Brown vs. Board of Education, Sylvia Mendez and her parents helped end school segregation in California. An American citizen of Mexican and Puerto Rican heritage who spoke and wrote perfect English, Mendez was denied enrollment to a “Whites only” school. Her parents took action by organizing the Hispanic community and filing a lawsuit in federal district court. Their success eventually brought an end to the era of segregated education in California.Praise for Separate is Never EqualSTARRED REVIEWS”Tonatiuh masterfully combines text and folk-inspired art to add an …

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By: Suzanne Selfors
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

A brand-new series of school stories from the world of Ever After High!Duchess Swan and Lizzie Hearts are roommates at Ever After High. While their personalities are very different, they bond over not quite fitting in with the other Royals. Lizzie, however, has one thing that Duchess doesn’t: a happily-ever-after at the end of her story. While Lizzie and the other princesses train for the day when they will rule their kingdoms, Duchess is torn between her role as the perfect, dutiful princess and her rebellious ambition to be …

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By: Will Hillenbrand
Publisher: Two Lions

Filled with charm and fun, this wordless picture book from a beloved illustrator lets kids tell their own version of the story.One wintry day, a hat lands on the head of a newly made snowman and brings him to life. Hiding inside the hat is a rabbit, who listens to the snowman read a story to some animal friends. When the snowman falls asleep, the rabbit hops away with the book. But the snowman isn’t about to let his story—or the mischievous rabbit—get away. The chase is on!

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