Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Return to Augie Hobble by Lane Smith

"Augie Hobble lives in a fairy tale--or at least Fairy Tale Place, the down-on-its-luck amusement park managed by his father.Yet his life is turning into a nightmare: he's failed creative arts and has to take summer school, the girl he has a crush on won't acknowledge him, and Hogg Wills and the school bullies won't leave him alone. Worse, a succession of mysterious, possibly paranormal, events have him convinced that he's turning into a werewolf. At least Augie has his notebook and his best friend Britt to confide in--until the unthinkable happens and Augie's life is turned upside down, and those mysterious, possibly paranormal, events take on a different meaning."

Return to Augie Hobble by Lane Smith

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Unleashed by Gordon Korman

Every time a certain truck goes by Savannah's house; Luthor the Doberman, a former attack dog, goes haywire! Griffin Bing and his archenemy Darren Vader compete in an invention contest.


Series: Swindle #7

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Operation Pucker Up by Rachele Alpine

Grace Shaw lands the coveted lead of Snow White for the school play - only to find out that Prince Charming wakes her with a kiss. Prince Charming happens to be the most popular boy in school and Grace has never been kissed! With her friends help and Operation Pucker Up she hopes to be ready for opening night. To further complicate matters, Grace's dad comes back into her family's lives and she doesn't know if she can forgive and forget. Will there be a happy ending both on and off stage?


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He Laughed with His Other Mouths by M. T. Anderson

Jasper Dash, boy technonaut, searches for his long lost father who somewhere out in the universe. With aliens, death rays, and adventure this sci-fi novel will keep you laughing and on your toes!

Series: Pals in Peril #6

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Escape from Baxters' Barn by Rebecca Bond

Attempting to find warmth, Burdock the barn cat discovers a terrible secret: all the animals on the farm are in grave danger. The only solution seems to be to escape, but a big storm is coming their way and there's nowhere they can go! Now locked in, the farm animals are in a conundrum as their friendship, loyalty, and teamwork are tested.


The Girl with the Glass Bird by Esme Kerr

Anastasia Stolonov, a real Russian Princess, at Knight's Haddon exclusive boarding school for girls suspects someone is stealing her things and then returning them - but no one believes her! Except Edie Wilson, an undercover spy at the boarding school, who befriends Anastasia and together they try to solve the mystery. What gets discovered soon puts the two unlikely best friends' lives in peril...


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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The Detective's Assistant by Kate Hannigan

Eleven-year-old Nell Warne arrives on her aunt's doorstep lugging a heavy sack of sorrows. If her Aunt Kate rejects her, it the miserable Home for the Friendless.

Luckily, canny Nell makes herself indispensable to Aunt Kate...and not just by helping out with household chores. For Aunt Kate is the first-ever female detective employed by the legendary Pinkerton Detective Agency. And Nell has a knack for the kind of close listening and bold action that made Pinkerton detectives famous in Civil War-era America. With huge, nation-changing events simmering in the background, Nell uses skills new and old to uncover truths about her past and solve mysteries in the present.

 As her aunt travels around the country solving mysteries, Nell must crack codes, wear disguises, and spy on nefarious criminals.

With nation-changing events simmering in the background as Abraham Lincoln heads for the White House, Aunt Kate is working on the biggest case of her life. But Nell is quietly working on a case of her own: the mystery of what really happened the night her best friend left town.

Based on the extraordinary true story of America's first female detective, Kate Warne, this fast-paced adventure recounts feats of daring and danger, bold action, and newfound courage.

The Detective's Assistant by Kate Hannigan

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