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    • Almost home [electronic resource]
      Almost home [electronic resource]
      Joan Bauer.
      Newbery Honor winner Joan Bauer's new novel will touch your heart. When twelve-year-old Sugar's grandfather dies and her gambling father takes off yet again, Sugar and her mother lose their home in Missouri. They head to Chicago for a fresh start, only to discover that fresh starts aren't so easy to come by for the homeless. Nevertheless, Sugar's mother has taught her to be grateful no matter what, so Sugar does her best. With the help of a rescue dog, Shush; a foster family; a supportive teacher; a love of poetry; and her own grace and good humor, Sugar comes to understand that while she can't control the hand life deals her, she can control how she responds.
    • Friendship according to Humphrey [electronic resource]
      Friendship according to Humphrey [electronic resource]
      Betty G. Birney.
      When Humphrey the hamster returns to Mrs. Brisbane's class after the winter break, a new class pet and some other surprises give him an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of friendship.
    • Strong enough
      Strong enough
      Cardeno C.
      When twenty-two-year-old Emilio Sanchez sees handsome Spencer Derdinger walking by his construction site, Emilio makes it his goal to seduce the shy professor. Getting Spencer into bed isn't difficult, but Emilio soon learns that earning the trust of a man deeply hurt will take time and patience. With a prize like brilliant, sweet Spencer on the line, Emilio decides he is strong enough to face the challenge. Spencer is surprised when he's approached by the gorgeous construction worker he's admired from the safety of his office window. Acting spontaneously for the first time in his thirty-eight years, Spencer takes Emilio home. When the casual hookup turns into the potential for love, Spencer realizes that if he wants to build a life with Emilio, he'll need to be strong enough to slay his personal demons and learn to trust again.
    • Again [electronic resource]
      Again [electronic resource]
      Mary Calmes.
      Six years ago, Noah Wheeler went to meet his boyfriend, Dante Cerreto, at the airport, and his world ended. Dante was kissing someone else and claimed to be in love. So Noah took his heartbreak--and the sonogram pictures of their surrogate child--and closed the door on the big picture of what he thought his life would be, focusing instead on the piece of the dream he got to keep, being a father. Now on vacation in Las Vegas, Noah accidentally runs into the Cerreto family, and then the man himself, and learns that not only was he deceived, but Dante was as well. Now Dante wants to make up for lost time, six years' worth, and to do that he needs Noah, the only man he's ever loved, and Grace, the daughter he didn't know he had, to give him a chance at happiness. Dante's going to have to take a crash course in communication and seduction, though. Noah's not going to fall in love just to be broken again.
    • Goddess interrupted [electronic resource]
      Goddess interrupted [electronic resource]
      Aimee Carter.
      About to be crowned Queen of the Underworld, the immortal Kate Winters must save Henry from the depths of Tartarus. But in order to navigate the endless caverns of the Underworld, Kate must enlist the help of the one person who is the greatest threat to her future: Henry's first wife, Persephone.
    • Bitterblue [electronic resource]
      Bitterblue [electronic resource]
      Kristin Cashore.
      The long-awaited companion to New York Times Eight years after Graceling Two thieves, who only steal what has already been stolen, change her life forever. They hold a key to the truth of Leck's reign. And one of them, with an extreme skill called a Grace that he hasn't yet identified, holds a key to her heart.
    • The Amish blacksmith
      The Amish blacksmith
      Mindy Starns Clark and Susan Meissner.

    • The boy on the porch [electronic resource]
      The boy on the porch [electronic resource]
      Sharon Creech.
      "One day a young couple wakes to find a boy asleep on their porch. Unable to speak, the boy cannot explain his history. What kind of people would leave their child with strangers? All John and Marta know is that they have been chosen to care for this boy. As their connection to him grows, they embrace his exuberant spirit and talents. The three of them blossom into an unlikely family, but how long can their happiness last?"--Dust jacket flap.
    • The legend of Diamond Lil [electronic resource] : a J. J. Tully mystery
      The legend of Diamond Lil [electronic resource] : a J. J. Tully mystery
      Doreen Cronin
      JJ, the search and rescue dog, is ready for a bit of rest and relaxation after solving the mystery of the missing chicks, but there is a new dog next door who is stealing the attention of Moosh and her chicks and the threat of a roaming possum keeps JJ on the alert.
    • Clam wake [electronic resource] : a bed-and-breakfast mystery
      Clam wake [electronic resource] : a bed-and-breakfast mystery
      Mary Daheim.
      Innkeeper and irrepressible sleuth Judith McMonigle Flynn and cousin Renie face off against a cold-blooded killer in a beach community in this delightfully charming Bed-and-Breakfast mystery from USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Mary Daheim. With the holidays gone and Hillside Manor almost empty, Innkeeper Judith McMonigle Flynn has a bad case of the blues. A housesitting stint at her aunt and uncle's retirement home on Whoopee Island with cousin Renie seems like the ideal pick-me-up. Surrounded by retirees in the off-season sounds peaceful and pleasant--or so the duo thinks. But it isn't long before a dead body pops up in their vicinity. Not surprising in an area full of older folks'until they learn it wasn't a bad ticker that did in the victim, but a very sharp knife. With clouds of suspicion hovering over her and Renie, Judith reluctantly begins sleuthing'if only to prove they didn't commit the crime. But what she finds is puzzling. The victim reputedly didn't have an enemy in the world--except for the killer. Digging for clams and answers, the cousins discover that retirement can be deadly'at least among the eclectic, eccentric residents of Obsession Shores.
    • Kai : ninja of fire
      Kai : ninja of fire
      by Greg Farshtey.
      Kai, a member of Sensei Wu's team of ninja warriors, helps Zane try to find answers about the past and finds himself in danger.
    • Zane : ninja of ice
      Zane : ninja of ice
      by Greg Farshtey.
      Zane, a member of Sensei Wu's team of ninja warriors who has no memories, wants to find answers about his past, but getting them might put the whole team in danger.
    • Deadly dinosaurs
      Deadly dinosaurs
      written by Niki Foreman
      After closing at the Dinosaur Museum, the dinosaur models come to life.
    • My weird school 4-book collection with bonus material [electronic resource]
      My weird school 4-book collection with bonus material [electronic resource]
      [Dan Gutman
      Don't miss out on an exciting new My Weird School ebook collection, complete with the first four books in Dan Gutman's seriously hilarious and seriously zany series. The collection includes My Weird School #1: Miss Daisy Is Crazy!, My Weird School #2: Mr. Klutz Is Nuts!, My Weird School #3: Mrs. Roopy Is Loopy!, My Weird School #4: Ms. Hannah Is Bananas!, and a bunch of seriously strange activities. The activities include a checklist, a maze, and a word scramble.
    • Tigerman [electronic resource] : a novel
      Tigerman [electronic resource] : a novel
      Nick Harkaway.
      Exhausted by a hard tour of duty in Afghanistan, Sergeant Lester Ferris is sent to occupy the largely ceremonial post of British consul in Mancreu. This larcenous island is facing impending ecological disaster-which makes it, in the meantime, the perfect spot for the international underworld. Hence the Black Fleet of illicit ships lurking in the bay: spies, arms dealers, offshore hospitals, money-laundering operations, drug factories, and torture centers. Lester's brief is to sit tight and turn a blind eye, which he's happy to do. In his downtime, he's made a friend: a brilliant, Internet-addled, comic-book-addicted street kid who might, Lester hopes, become an adopted son. But when violence erupts, the boy suddenly needs Lester to be more than just an observer: he has no choice now but to rediscover the man of action he once was-and find out what kind of hero he might become.
    • Before you
      Before you
      Amber Hart.
      Faith Watters has a picture-perfect life. She's captain of the dance team, popular, happy. She even spent her junior year traveling the world before returning to Oviedo High School for senior year. But she's living a lie. Diego Alvarez hates his new life in the States, but staying in Cuba is not an option. Covered in tattoos and scars, Diego doesn't stand a chance of fitting in, and doesn't want to. His only concern is his secret past, a past, which if it were to surface, would cost him his life. Everyone knows that Faith and Diego don't belong together. But fate has its own plan. All they want is to be free. What they get is something different entirely.
    • The Lego movie : Junior novel
      The Lego movie : Junior novel
      adapted by Kate Howard
      "Emmet, an ordinary LEGO Minifigure, is mistakenly thought to be an extraordinary Master Builder and he is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant (Lord Business) from gluing the universe together, thus destroying creativity. Now Emmet and his friend Lucy need to go on a quest through various LEGO lands to save the world."--provided by publisher.
    • With open arms [electronic resource]
      With open arms [electronic resource]
      Janice Kay Johnson.
      Everyone says Kathleen Monroe is perfect--the perfect wife, the perfect hostess, the perfect mother. But after a lifetime of practice, Kathleen is beginning to wonder if perfectionism is a good thing. After all, it didn't help her marriage and might just have led to her daughter's illness. And if those aren't enough reasons for her to doubt her priorities, then meeting Logan Carr should be.
    • A mother's secret [electronic resource]
      A mother's secret [electronic resource]
      Janice Kay Johnson.
      Seems history has a nasty way of repeating itself for Daniel Kane. It's bad enough his mother harbored a secret about his heritage. Now his ex-girlfriend Rebecca Ballard is trying to do the same thing! Not on his watch. His son is going to know who his father is.
    • Someone like her [electronic resource]
      Someone like her [electronic resource]
      Janice Kay Johnson.
      "Finding his mothers is the only reason Adrian Rutledge would set foot in this backward place. In fact, he can't get out of town fast enough. At least, that's his attitude before Lucy Peterson works her magic on him. The cafe owner is nothing like what he thought he needed, yet she's all he wants. then the job pulls him back to the city and Adrian slips into the life he once worked hard to achieve. And while it may not fit the way it did, he can't simply abandon it. Or can he? because suddenly he's tempted by everything Lucy's offering"--Cover verso.
    • Blades of the old empire [electronic resource]
      Blades of the old empire [electronic resource]
      Anna Kashina.
      Kara is a mercenary - a Diamond warrior, the best of the best, part of the Majat Guild. When her tenure to Prince Kythar comes to an end, he wishes to retain her services, but must accompany her back to her Guild to negotiate her continued protection. When they arrive they discover that the prince's sworn enemy, the Kaddim, have already paid the Guild to engage her services - to capture and hand over the prince (who she has grown very fond of). A warrior brought up to respect both duty and honour, what happens when her sworn duty proves dishonourable?
    • Swindle
      Gordon Korman.
      After unscrupulous collector S. Wendell Palamino cons him out of a valuable baseball card, sixth-grader Griffin Bing puts together a band of misfits to break into Palomino's heavily guarded store and steal the card back.
    • The emperor's code [electronic resource]
      The emperor's code [electronic resource]
      Gordon Korman.
      As they continue their search for the 39 Clues in China, fourteen-year-old Amy is faced with a terrible dilemma when her eleven-year-old brother Dan suddenly disappears--keep on searching for the next Clue or try to find her brother.
    • Platypus police squad [electronic resource] : the frog who croaked
      Platypus police squad [electronic resource] : the frog who croaked
      Jarrett J. Krosoczka.
      Paired together after a veteran detective retires, platypus police squad members Rick Zengo, a hotshot rookie, and Corey O'Malley, a hard-nosed old-timer, struggle with their differences while tackling their first case involving a missing schoolteacher and a duffle bag filled with illegal fish.
    • A snicker of magic
      A snicker of magic
      by Natalie Lloyd.
      The Pickles are new to Midnight Gulch, Tennessee, a town which legend says was once magic--but Felicity is convinced the magic is still there, and with the help of her new friend Jonah the Beedle she hopes to bring the magic back.
    • African adventure
      African adventure
      written by Deborah Lock
      A traveler tells the story of his safari in Kenya, the people he met, the stories he heard, and the wildlife he experienced.
    • Daredevil days [electronic resource]
      Daredevil days [electronic resource]
      adapted by Molly McGuire.
      After finding out that both their grandmother and Jeremy Johnson's grandma used to be skating champs, Phineas and Ferb build an awesome rink right in their backyard, and they set up a contest to see which granny can roller derby their way to the finish line the fastest.
    • Keira the movie star fairy
      Keira the movie star fairy
      by Daisy Meadows.
      Rachel and Kristy are hired as extras in a movie filming in their town, but they must first track down Jack Frost's goblins after they steal Keira the movie star fairy's three magic items.
    • Esme the ice cream fairy
      Esme the ice cream fairy
      by Daisy Meadows.
      When the fairies discover that frozen treats are melting, Rachel and Kirsty are enlisted to help Esme the ice cream fairy retrieve her magical charm from a thieving Jack Frost.
    • Lisa the lollipop fairy
      Lisa the lollipop fairy
      by Daisy Meadows.
      When the fairies discover that candy has lost its sweetness, Rachel and Kirsty are enlisted to help Lisa the lollipop fairy retrieve her magical charm from a thieving Jack Frost.
    • Belle the birthday fairy
      Belle the birthday fairy
      by Daisy Meadows.
      When a perpetually disgruntled Jack Frost steals Belle the Birthday Fairy's three magic presents to ensure that no one will have a happy birthday, Rachel and Kirsty lend their assistance to recover the stolen magical objects.
    • Endless night [electronic resource]
      Endless night [electronic resource]
      Dana Mentink.
      "On the run, Jackie Swann returns to the last place anyone would look for her: Alaska's Delucchi Lodge. The retreat was the site of her brother Danny's fatal accident--and is home to pilot Roman Carter, the man she once loved. The man she still blames for Danny's death. But the Delucchis have secrets of their own that throw her back into Roman's path. With no one to trust, Jackie finds danger closing in on all sides, and the final showdown could leave her lost in an endless night ... or bring the truth to light."--P. [4] of cover.
    • Flashover [electronic resource]
    • Book fair [electronic resource]
    • Checkmate
      Walter Dean Myers.
      Four middle-schoolers who publish an alternative newspaper at their Harlem academy for gifted students investigate why a classmate--one of the best chess players in New York City--was caught trying to buy drugs.
    • The Cruisers
      The Cruisers
      Walter Dean Myers.
      Friends Zander, Kambui, LaShonda, and Bobbi, caught in the middle of a mock Civil War at DaVinci Academy, learn the true cost of freedom of speech when they use their alternative newspaper, The Cruiser, to try to make peace.
    • A star is born [electronic resource]
      A star is born [electronic resource]
      Walter Dean Myers.
      Zander's play, Act Six, brings Da Vinci Academy into the spotlight, especially when LaShonda's costume designs win her an opportunity she can accept only if she is willing to leave her autistic brother and their group home behind.
    • Witness to murder [electronic resource]
      Witness to murder [electronic resource]
      Jill Elizabeth Nelson.
      Poised for an interview, TV reporter Hallie Berglund walks into a murder scene instead. The victim's boyfriend stands over the body, murder weapon in hand. Hallie couldn't stop the crime, but as the star witness, she'll see the man brought to justice--right? Not according to her colleague Brody Jordan, who is convinced the police, and Hallie, are targeting the wrong man. To prove it, he'll need Hallie's help.
    • Across the universe [electronic resource]
      Across the universe [electronic resource]
      Beth Revis.
      Teenaged Amy, a cryogenically frozen passenger on the spaceship Godspeed, wakes up to discover that someone may have tried to murder her.
    • End times
      End times
      Anna Schumacher.
      When life in Detroit becomes too hard to bear, Daphne flees to her Uncle Floyd's home in Carbon County, Wyoming, but instead of solace she finds tumult as the townsfolk declare that the End Times are here, and she may be the only person who can read the signs and know the truth.
    • The Grimm legacy [electronic resource]
      The Grimm legacy [electronic resource]
      Polly Shulman.
      New York high school student Elizabeth gets an after-school job as a page at the "New-York Circulating Material Repository," and when she gains coveted access to its Grimm Collection of magical objects, she and the other pages are drawn into a series of frightening adventures involving mythical creatures and stolen goods.
    • The enormouse pearl heist [electronic resource]
      The enormouse pearl heist [electronic resource]
      Geronimo Stilton
      Geronimo and his friends discover a huge oyster with an enormous pearl inside. After a feature article in the Rodent's Gazette, can they protect it from being stolen?
    • Planet of the lawn gnomes [electronic resource]
      Planet of the lawn gnomes [electronic resource]
      R.L. Stine.
      "Jay Gardener can't seem to stay out of trouble. Even after a fresh start in a new neighborhood, he keeps finding himself in bad situations. But it's not his fault! Jay wants to be a good kid, he really does, it's just these strange things keep happening to him. What kind of place did his family move to? And why does every house have so many lawn gnomes in their yard? Jay better learn quickly that there are things a lot more scary than his parents..."--P. [4] of cover.
    • The thief [electronic resource]
      The thief [electronic resource]
      Megan Whalen Turner.
      Gen flaunts his ingenuity as a thief and relishes the adventure which takes him to a remote temple of the gods where he will attempt to steal a precious stone.
    • Attack of the ninja frogs [electronic resource]
      Attack of the ninja frogs [electronic resource]
      by Ursula Vernon.
      When Suki the salamander--the new foreign exchange student--is being stalked by ninja frogs, Danny, Wendell the iguana, and Suki travel to Great-grandfather Dragonbreath's home in mythical Japan to find a solution for the problem.
    • Dragonbreath [electronic resource]
      Dragonbreath [electronic resource]
      by Ursula Vernon.
      It's not easy for Danny Dragonbreath to be the sole mythical creature in a school for reptiles and amphibians--especially because he can't breathe fire like other dragons (as the school bully loves to remind him). But having a unique family comes in handy sometimes, like when his sea-serpent cousin takes Danny and his best iguana friend on a mindboggling underwater tour, complete with vomiting sea cucumbers and giant squid. It sure beats reading the encyclopedia to research his ocean report . . .
    • Beyond the grave [electronic resource]
      Beyond the grave [electronic resource]
      Jude Watson.
      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?
    • No where to run
      No where to run
      Jude Watson.
      Thirteen-year-old Dan Cahill and his older sister, Amy, are the latest guardians of the Clues -- thirty-nine ingredients in a serum that transforms whomever takes it into the most powerful person on earth. They think they've done everything right, but a tiny mistake leads to catastrophe. The serum is missing and Dan and Amy have to get it back and stop who stole it ... before it's game over.
    • Snake attack!
      Snake attack!
      adapted by Tracey West.
      Ninjas Kai, Cole, Jay, and Zane are captured and must battle a mysterious masked samurai.
    • Before Jamaica Lane
      Before Jamaica Lane
      Samantha Young.
      "Despite her outgoing demeanor, Olivia is painfully insecure around the opposite sex--usually, she can't get up the nerve to approach guys she's interested in. But moving to Edinburgh has given her a new start, and, after she develops a crush on a sexy postgrad, she decides it's time to push past her fears and go after what she wants. Nate Sawyer is a gorgeous player who never commits, but to his close friends, he's as loyal as they come. So when Olivia turns to him with her relationship woes, he offers to instruct her in the art of flirting and to help her become more sexually confident. The friendly education in seduction soon grows into an intense and hot romance. But then Nate's past and commitment issues rear their ugly heads, and Olivia is left brokenhearted. When Nate realizes he's made the biggest mistake of his life, he will have to work harder than he ever has before to entice his best friend into falling back in love with him--or he may lose her forever..."-- Provided by publisher.