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By: Jude Watson
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

Bestselling author Jude Watson takes Amy and Dan on a thrill-packed ride for the 4th installment of the 39 Clues.JOIN ANYTIME TO PLAY FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN!A Clue found in Book 3 sends Amy and Dan jetting off to find out just what’s behind the fierce rivalry between the Tomas and Ekaterina branches of the Cahill family. Was a Clue stolen from the Tomas branch? Where is it now? And most important, can Amy and Dan get their hands on it before their rivals do?It’s a wild race that …

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By: Tomie dePaola
Publisher: Puffin

What happens when a sheepish knight and a not-so-fierce dragon fight for the very first time? Well, it?s no ordinary battle since the knight has to go to the castle library to learn about dragon-fighting and the dragon must dig through his ancestor?s things to find out how to fight a knight! ?Spontaneity of line and feeling are backed by zesty colors and a jovial, tongue-in-cheek tone to which children can relate?A top springtime choice.? –Booklist ?There?s a swirl of good-humored life to the book.? –The New York Times Book …

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By: Andrea Beaty
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

Rosie may seem quiet during the day, but at night she’s a brilliant inventor of gizmos and gadgets who dreams of becoming a great engineer. When her great-great-aunt Rose (Rosie the Riveter) comes for a visit and mentions her one unfinished goal–to fly–Rosie sets to work building a contraption to make her aunt’s dream come true. But when her contraption doesn’t fl y but rather hovers for a moment and then crashes, Rosie deems the invention a failure. On the contrary, Aunt Rose inisists that Rosie’s contraption was a raging …

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By: Tad Hills
Publisher: Little Simon

Pull back the flaps and find out each hilarious punch line in this classic collection of knock-knock jokes!

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By: Peter Brown
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Are you bored with being so proper?Do you want to have more fun?Mr. Tiger knows exactly how you feel. So he decides to go wild.But does he go too far?From Caldecott Honor artist Peter Brown comes a story that shows there’s a time and place for everything…even going wild.

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By: Beverly Cleary
Publisher: HarperCollins

Kids everywhere feel connected to Ramona’s unique way of looking at the world as she tries to adjust to new teachers, feels jealous about Susan’s curls, and is secretly pleased by Yard Ape’s teasing. The scrapes she gets herself into—like wearing pajamas to school or accidentally making egg yolk shampoo—are funny and heartwarming, and sometimes embarrassing. No matter what—Ramona’s lively, curious spirit shines through. The appeal of the Beverly Cleary’s stories about Ramona Quimby havenever faded. For the first time, all eight of Beverly Cleary’s Ramonatitles are now included in …

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By: James Dashner
Publisher: Delacorte Press

The Scorch Trials picks up where The Maze Runner left off. The Gladers have escaped the Maze, but now they face an even more treacherous challenge on the open roads of a devastated planet.And WICKED has made sure to adjust the variables and stack the odds against them.Can Thomas survive in such a violent world?

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By: Christopher Paolini
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

Not so very long ago, Eragon—Shadeslayer, Dragon Rider—was nothing more than a poor farm boy, and his dragon, Saphira, only a blue stone in the forest. Now the fate of an entire civilization rests on their shoulders.Long months of training and battle have brought victories and hope, but they have also brought heartbreaking loss. And still, the real battle lies ahead: they must confront Galbatorix. When they do, they will have to be strong enough to defeat him. And if they cannot, no one can. There will be no second …

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By: Klutz Editors
Publisher: Klutz
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By: Victoria Kann
Publisher: HarperFestival

Join Pinkalicious as she celebrates Christmas in New York Times bestselling author and artist Victoria Kann’s Pinkalicious: Merry Pinkmas!—complete with poster, cards, and sticker sheet!This year Pinkalicious has decided she wants a bright pink artificial Christmas tree. But Mommy and Daddy immediately say no—the Pinkertons always get real trees for the holidays. Despite Pinkalicious’s begging and pleading, each family member has a different objection: real trees smell better; it’s tradition; and there is definitely no room to store a big pink tree in the house after Christmas! Pinkalicious is disappointed, …

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