Adventure

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The dragon with a chocolate heart

Stephanie Burgis

jFICTION Burgis Stephani
Fantasy, Adventure

After drinking enchanted hot chocolate, a brave young dragon is transformed into a twelve-year-old human girl with a passion for chocolate.

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This series opener is delectable any time of year, but hot chocolate season makes this an especially good winter re-read. We're currently waiting for the second of this series on ebook, The Girl with The Dragon Heart, for bedtime sharing. While we wait, we may circle back around to hear from Aventurine again . -Casey

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The Basque dragon

Adam Gidwitz

jREAD-ALONG Gidwitz
Adventure, Fantasy, Kids

"Elliot and Uchenna join Professor Fauna on another adventure--a trip to the Basque country where they have to save a herensuge from the billionaire Schmoke Brothers"--

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Sasquatch and the Muckleshoot

Adam Gidwitz

jREAD-ALONG Gidwitz
Adventure, Fantasy, Kids

Elliot and his friend Uchenna join Professor Fauna as they travel to the Pacific Northwest and help keep a sasquatch family safe from a pack of journalists and a logging company.

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The creature of the pines

Adam Gidwitz

jREAD-ALONG Gidwitz
Adventure, Fantasy, Kids

After encountering a Jersey Devil while on a field trip to the Pine Barrens, Elliot and his new friend Uchenna help their weird teacher Professor Fauna rescue the mythological creature from a pair of greedy billionaire brothers.

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The dragon thief

Zetta Elliott

eBOOK
Read Woke, Fantasy, Adventure

Told in two voices, Jax and Kavita, Kavita's brother Vik, and new friend Kenny try to return the baby dragon to the realm of magic before anything else goes wrong.

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I'm currently reading this one aloud at bedtime for the second time! No surprises that the sequel to Dragons in a Bag is just as fun. -Casey

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Dactyl Hill Squad

Daniel José Older

jFICTION Older Daniel
Fiction, Adventure, Historical Fiction

It is the summer of 1863, and as the Civil War rages between dinosaur-mounted armies down south, and a tense New York City seems on the brink of exploding into riots, Magdalys Roca and the other children at the Colored Orphan Asylum are trying to survive; but when she receives a letter telling her that her brother Montez was wounded, Magdalys knows that somehow she must reach him--and just possibly her ability to communicate telepathically with dinosaurs may come in handy.

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The canyon's edge

Dusti Bowling

ON ORDER BOOK
Adventure

A year after the death of her mother in a restaurant shooting, Nora is left struggling to stay alive when a climbing trip with her father goes terribly wrong.

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newest novel (in verse!) from the author of the excellent Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus series! -Anne W

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Three hours in Paris

Cara Black

FICTION Black, Cara
Mystery, Adventure

"Three Hours in Paris is the story of Kate Rees, the young American markswoman who has been recruited by British intelligence to drop into Paris on the dangerous business of trying to assassinate the Fuhrer. A country girl from rural Oregon - a grieving widow with no spy training but a vendetta and a lot of gumption - now has the state of the entire war in her hands. When the hit goes badly wrong, Kate is on the run for her life - all the time wrestling with the suspicion that the whole operation was a set-up."--Provided by publisher.

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Three hours in Paris

Cara Black

FICTION Black, Cara
Fiction, Adventure, Historical Fiction

"Three Hours in Paris is the story of Kate Rees, the young American markswoman who has been recruited by British intelligence to drop into Paris on the dangerous business of trying to assassinate the Fuhrer. A country girl from rural Oregon - a grieving widow with no spy training but a vendetta and a lot of gumption - now has the state of the entire war in her hands. When the hit goes badly wrong, Kate is on the run for her life - all the time wrestling with the suspicion that the whole operation was a set-up."--Provided by publisher.

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If you are looking for that fast-paced, keeps-your-attention, end-of-summer read, consider "Three Hours in Paris." Cara Black, stepping away from her usual mystery genre, takes on the World War II spy thriller. -Anne M

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Clean getaway

Nic Stone

eBOOK
Black Lives Matter, Read Woke, Adventure, Black History, Travel

"For the life of him, William "Scoob" Lamar can't seem to stay out of trouble--and now the run-ins at school have led to lockdown at home. So when G'ma, Scoob's favorite person on Earth, asks him to go on an impromptu road trip, he's in the RV faster than he can say FREEDOM. With G'ma's old maps and a strange pamphlet called the 'Travelers' Green Book' at their side, the pair takes off on a journey down G'ma's memory lane. But adventure quickly turns to uncertainty: G'ma keeps changing the license plate, dodging Scoob's questions, and refusing to check Dad's voice mails. And the farther they go, the more Scoob realizes that the world hasn't always been a welcoming place for kids like him, and things aren't always what they seem--G'ma included."--Jacket flap.

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A clandestine road trip, The Green Book, and a rad G'Ma--Nic Stone's first middle grade novel is perfection! -Casey