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By: Alex Brian
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

DIARY OF A MINECRAFT CREEPER (BOOK 3) FROM AMAZON’S BEST SELLING AUTHOR ‘ALEX BRIAN’! The creeper is on his journey to explore the world of Minecraft, and this time there is more adventure, more fun and even more hugs! Join the creeper in this third book of Amazon’s Best Selling Novel ‘Diary Of A Minecraft Creeper by Alex Brian’! If you are a Minecraft fanatic, you would definitely want to know more about what it takes to be a Minecraft creeper. This diary …

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By: Erin Hagar
Publisher: Duo Press

Julia Child knew how to have fun, and she also knew how to whip up a delightful meal. After traveling around the world working for the U.S. government, Julia found her calling in the kitchen and devoted her life to learning, perfecting, and sharing the art of French cuisine. This delicious, illustrated biography is a portrait of the remarkable woman, author, and TV personality who captured our hearts with her sparkling personality. “Bon appétit!”Lexile Level: 1030L

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By: Kimberly Willis Holt
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

It’s 1948 in Rippling Creek, Louisiana, and Tate P. Ellerbee’s new teacher has just given her class an assignment–learning the art of letter-writing. Luckily, Tate has the perfect pen pal in mind: Hank Williams, a country music singer whose star has just begun to rise. Tate and her great-aunt and -uncle listen to him on the radio every Saturday night, and Tate just knows that she and Hank are kindred spirits.Told entirely through Tate’s hopeful letters, this beautifully drawn novel from National Book Award-winning author Kimberly Willis Holt gradually unfolds …

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By: Kate Klise
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers

In the seventh and final installment of the popular 43 Old Cemetery Road series, twelve-year-old Seymour Hope has inherited a castle in Loch Ness, Scotland. It could be the perfect summer vacation spot for Seymour and his parents, Olive C. Spence and Ignatius B. Grumply. But Iggy wants nothing to do with the castle. Why? Because it was owned by his uncle Ian, a world-famous psychiatrist and the world’s worst punster. So Iggy stays home to write, and Seymour and Olive set off for Scotland—each with a secret.

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By: Sydelle Kramer
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

Illus. in full color. Here is the gripping story of Hillary and Norgay’s perilous ascent of Mount Everest as they battled snow and ice slides, whipping winds, and the grim knowledge that 19 others had died in the same attempt.

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By: Gary Paulsen
Publisher: Mariner Books

Paulsen and his team of dogs endured snowstorms, frostbite, dogfights, moose attacks, sleeplessness, and hallucinations in the relentless push to go on. Map and color photographs.

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By: Tom Watson
Publisher: HarperCollins

The Stick Dog series continues in author-illustrator Tom Watson’s hilarious Stick Dog Dreams of Ice Cream. In the follow-up to Stick Dog, Stick Dog Wants a Hot Dog, and Stick Dog Chases a Pizza, Stick Dog and his pals are back, but this time the temperature is rising and they’re all feeling the heat. They need cold, cold ice cream on this hot, hot day. It will take all of Stick Dog’s smarts to guide his friends to a scrumptious ice cream feast. They’ll battle a water-attacking machine, discover rainbow …

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By: Mike Maihack
Publisher: GRAPHIX

Cleopatra’s space adventure in the REALLY far future continues! A mysterious thief has stolen the ancient sword Cleo recovered in Book One: Target Practice, and she’s determined to get it back. But her teachers at Yasiro Academy forbid her from risking her life, so she’s stuck at school, trying to adjust to her newfound popularity and responsibility. And when she learns more about the prophecy that names her the savior of the galaxy, she must go on a dangerous journey to find the time tablets that could decide her fate… …

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Publisher: Summer Bridge Activities

Summer Bridge Activities: Bridging Grades 2–3 gives students a head start for their third-grade year. Review second-grade skills such as skip-counting and using adjectives while preparing for third-grade skills such as rounding numbers and writing compound sentences. School stops for summer, but learning never should! The best-selling, award-winning Summer Bridge Activities(R) series helps prevent summer learning loss while getting students ready for the school year ahead. Engaging practice activities for math and language arts skills can be completed in just 15 minutes during each weekday of summer vacation. All activities …

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By: Richard Paul Evans
Publisher: Simon Pulse/Mercury Ink

Michael, Taylor, Ostin, and the rest of the Electroclan go on their most dangerous mission yet as the thrilling action continues in this electrifying fifth installment of the New York Times bestselling series!The resistance movement has been compromised. The Voice is in hiding. Their families are missing. Can the Electroclan pull together to defeat the Elgen once and for all?

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