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Gr 5-6
  Cover Art: Ghoulish Song Alexander, William (William Joseph)
Ghoulish Song
When the music of a bone flute given to her by a goblin separates Kaile's shadow from herself, her family believes she has died and become a ghoul, and Kaile must set out to prove that she still lives.
2013
Children's Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: City of Light City of Dark Avi
City of Light City of Dark
Asterel races against time to locate a token which will prevent the Kurbs from freezing the city.
2013
Children's Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Abby Spencer Goes to Bollywood Bajaj, Varsha
Abby Spencer Goes to Bollywood
What thirteen year old Abby wants most is to meet her father. She just never imagined he would be a huge film star, in Bollywood! Abby is overwhelmed by the culture clash, the pressures of being the daughter of India's most famous celebrity, and the burden of keeping her identity a secret. But as she learns to navigate her new surroundings, she just might discover where she really belongs.
2014
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Day of Doom Baldacci, David
Day of Doom
When they deliver the last ransom, Amy and Dan discover Vesper One's terrifying endgame. The objects he demanded are vital pieces in a Vesper plot that will harm millions of innocent people. Now the two siblings and their friends are in an all-out sprint to stop Vesper One before the whole world goes boom!
2013
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Doll Bones Black, Holly
Doll Bones
Zach, Alice, and Poppy, friends from a Pennsylvania middle school who have long enjoyed acting out imaginary adventures with dolls and action figures, embark on a real-life quest to Ohio to bury a doll made from the ashes of a dead girl.
2013
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: House of Secrets Columbus, Chris
House of Secrets
Cordelia, Brendan, and Eleanor Walker, aged fifteen to eight, must rely on a mysterious book to face the Wind Witch and her father, the Storm King, who have kidnapped Dr. and Mrs. Walker and brought them to a strange world of magic.
2013
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Royal Ranger Flanagan, John (John Anthony)
Royal Ranger
The story that brings the Ranger's Apprentice arc full-circle! Will Treaty has come a long way from the small boy with dreams of knighthood. Life had other plans for him, and as an apprentice Ranger under Halt, he grew into a legend -- the finest Ranger the kingdom has ever known. Yet Will is facing a tragic battle that has left him grim and alone. To add to his problems, the time has come to take on an apprentice of his own, and it's the last person he ever would have expected. Fighting his personal demons, Will has to win the trust and respect of his difficult new companion -- a task that at times seems almost impossible.
2013
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: My Basmati Bat Mitzvah Freedman, Paula J.
My Basmati Bat Mitzvah
Tara Feinstein, proud of both her East Indian and Jewish heritage, questions what it means to have a bat mitzvah and deals with her own doubts about her faith.
2013
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Graveyard Book Gaiman, Neil
The Graveyard Book
Nobody Owens is a normal boy, except that he has been raised by ghosts and other denizens of the graveyard.
2008
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: By the Grace of Todd Galveston, Louise
By the Grace of Todd
When dirty laundry under his bed gives life to a tiny civilization that worships him, twelve-year-old Todd must protect the Toddlians from a school bully.
2014
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Gingersnap Giff, Patricia Reilly
Gingersnap
When her brother Rob, a Navy cook, goes missing in action during World War II, Jayna, desperate for family, leaves upstate New York and their cranky landlady, accompanied by a turtle and a ghost, to seek their grandmother, who Rob believes may live in Brooklyn. Includes soup recipes.
2013
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: A Tangle of Knots Graff, Lisa (Lisa Colleen)
A Tangle of Knots
Destiny leads 11-year-old Cady to a peanut butter factory, a family of children searching for their own Talents, and a Talent Thief who will alter her life forever. Includes cake recipes.
2013
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Closed for the Season : a Mystery Story Hahn, Mary Downing
Closed for the Season : a Mystery Story
When thirteen-year-old Logan and his family move into a run-down old house in rural Virginia, he discovers that a woman was murdered there and becomes involved with his neighbor Arthur in a dangerous investigation to try to uncover the killer.
2009
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: The Great Trouble : a Mystery of London the Blue Death and a Boy Called Eel Hopkinson, Deborah.
The Great Trouble : a Mystery of London the Blue Death and a Boy Called Eel
Eel, an orphan, and his best friend Florrie must help Dr. John Snow prove that cholera is spread through water, and not poisonous air, when an epidemic sweeps across their London neighborhood in 1854.
2013
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Warriors : the Ultimate Guide Hunter, Erin.
Warriors : the Ultimate Guide
Everywhere the cats have been, there are layers upon layers of history: some known, some long-forgotten, and some discovered in the most unexpected ways. Meet the most important warrior cats-- more than seventy-five profiles providing an inside look at the cats and their Clans.
2013
Children's Nonfiction Book
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  Cover Art: The Thing About Luck Kadohata, Cynthia
The Thing About Luck
Just when twelve-year-old Summer thinks nothing else can possibly go wrong in a year of bad luck, an emergency takes her parents to Japan, leaving Summer to care for her little brother while helping her grandmother cook and do laundry for harvest workers.
2013
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Dogs of War Keenan, Sheila
Dogs of War
Three fictional stories, told in graphic novel format, about soldiers in World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War who were aided by combat dogs. Based on true stories.
2013
Children's Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Hideout Korman, Gordon
Hideout
Luthor's former owner, Swindle, is back trying to reclaim his dog, and it is up to Griffin Bing, Savannah Drysdale and their friends to hide the Doberman until they can come up with a plan to rescue him from the vicious crook.
2013
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Lost in Babylon Lerangis, Peter
Lost in Babylon
Journeying to the ancient city of Babylon when Bhegad tracks down Marco, the companions face a daunting choice involving a dire trap and a long-lost figure from Jack's past.
2013
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Dust of Eden Nagai, Mariko
Dust of Eden
Thirteen-year-old Mina Tagawa and her Japanese-American family are forced to evacuate their Seattle home and are relocated to an internment camp in Idaho, where they live for three years.
2014
Children's Fiction Book
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