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My Sister The Vampire: Switched

This book is about when two girls find out that they are identical twin sisters. They encounter some problems at a Halloween ball and they have to switch! But one of them has a secret... a dark secret. I like this book because every sentence makes sense and it's a very exciting book. Once you read it you can't put it down! I don't like this book because some of the chapters are too long!
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G-Man Super Journal: Awesome Origins

This book is about a guy named G-Man who wants to be a superhero. I like this book because G-Man is very funny and kids in his class are getting super powers. G-Man wants some super powers too. So he starts asking the kids that got super powers to let him try out their stuff. When that didn't work, he asks them where did they get it from but all of them say they got it from a top secret website in Japan.
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Valentine’s Day Is…

Valentine's Day Is...By Gail GibbonsI thought this would be a wonderful pick for this week. We are nearing Valentine's Day and many children have begun to ask us what is Valentine's day? Why do we celebrate it? Why do we give cards? This delightful book is filled with fun facts about this special day. Children will learn about the history, legends, traditions and symbols of Valentine's day. Learn about Saint Valentine, the tradition of giving cards and the delight of receiving sweet treats. This educational book is available at many of our branches as well as in eAudio form and eVideo... [Read more]
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A Funny Thing Happened on the way to School

By Davide Cali and Illustrated by Benjamin ChaudFrom the very first page I found myself giggling. A funny thing happened on the way to school is the story of a boy telling his teacher the simple reason he is late for school. Readers are taken on an action packed adventure through time and space. Excuse after excuse, tall tale after tall tale this experience of a boy's crazy journey to school one day will have the whole family laughing. Mole people, a strange blob, Bigfoot and even a massive ape all make appearances along the... [Read more]
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The Skeleton Tree

The Skeleton TreeBy Iain LawrenceI’ve already mentioned that I love survival stories and this one is no exception.Twelve-year-old Chris doesn’t know much about the outdoors.  His parents never taught him to fish or hunt or survive in the wild.  He’s scared of wild animals and downright terrified of mountain climbing.Chris’s dad, who was always away on business trips, has just passed away.  Then, Chris’s Uncle Jack invites him to leave his home in Vancouver and join him on a sailing trip down the coast of Alaska.  Chris’s mom is... [Read more]

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The School for Good and Evil

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Telgemeier, Raina

The Lightning Thief

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Sky Raiders

Mull, Brandon

One More Border

Kaplan, William

The Lightning Thief

Riordan, Rick

Loki's Wolves

Armstrong, Kelley

The Breadwinner Trilogy

Ellis, Deborah

I Survived the Japanese Tsunami, 2011

Tarshis, Lauren

Chinese Fairy Tale Feasts

Yee, Paul

Apollo and the Battle of the Birds

Holub, Joan

Drake Makes A Splash!

O'Ryan, Ray

Ivy + Bean Take the Case

Barrows, Annie

Leroy Ninker Saddles up

DiCamillo, Kate

Algy's Amazing Adventures in the Arctic

Umansky, Kaye

Whack of the P-rex

Cummings, Troy

Yoko Writes Her Name

Wells, Rosemary

Scaredy Squirrel

Watt, Mélanie

George and Martha

Marshall, James

A Friend for Dragon

Pilkey, Dav

Fly Guy's Amazing Tricks

Arnold, Tedd

Frog and Toad Together

Lobel, Arnold

I Went Walking

Williams, Sue

Have You Seen My Duckling?

Tafuri, Nancy

It Looked Like Spilt Milk

Shaw, Charles Green

Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?

Martin, Bill

This Little Chick

Lawrence, John

Rosie's Walk

Hutchins, Pat

Owl Babies

Waddell, Martin

The Pigeon Needs A Bath!

Willems, Mo

Here Comes the Big, Mean Dust Bunny!

Thomas, Jan

If You Give A Moose A Muffin

Numeroff, Laura Joffe

Whistle for Willie

Keats, Ezra Jack

The Wolf's Chicken Stew

Kasza, Keiko