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Graphic Novels

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If you're looking for the print copy of this book, find it in the catalog by searching "baby-sitter's club," then clicking "see all," and scrolling down to "vol. 8."
- Anne W

Shirley & Jamila

Gillian Goerz

Shirley
Graphic Novels

When ten-year-olds Shirley and Jamila meet, Jamila is simply hoping for a friend in her new neighborhood but Shirley is a detective and together they seek a missing gecko.

The last kids on Earth and the skeleton road

Max Brallier

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Fantasy

"Now wielding the Midnight Blade, Jack Sullivan and the gang are furiously searching for the villainous Thrull and his skeleton army. The clock is ticking: the enemy has begun constructing the Tower--a portal with the power to bring Rezzoch the Ancient, Destructor of Worlds, to our dimension. Equipped with a crucial clue discovered by June on her Wild Flight, the group does the once-unthinkable: they leave Wakefield behind and embark on an ... epic road trip! That means music blasting, kitschy roadside attractions, snacks snacks snacks, dangerous detours, and a slew of skeletons and monsters at every turn. But this is no ordinary post-apocalyptic joyride. Because soon, they are pursued by a new threat: the return of a monster they thought long dead, who has taken on a terrifying new form. Jack, June, Quint, and Dirk will be lucky to make it far enough to find the answers they seek. But when the future of the world depends on it, these heroes don't pump the brakes--they go full throttle"--

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newest in the popular series!
- Anne W

Three keys

Kelly Yang

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Fiction

"Mia Tang thinks she's going to have the best year ever. She and her parents are the proud owners of the Calivista Motel, Mia gets to run the front desk with her best friend, Lupe, and she's finally getting somewhere with her writing! But as it turns out, sixth grade is no picnic."--Provided by publisher.

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sequel to Front Desk!
- Anne W

The puppet's payback and other chilling tales

Mary Downing Hahn

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Horror

From ghost story master Mary Downing Hahn, an assortment of eerie short stories to thrill and chill young readers.

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newest from ghost story master Mary Downing Hahn!
- Anne W

The canyon's edge

Dusti Bowling

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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

Big Nate. The gerbil ate my homework

Lincoln Peirce

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Graphic Novels

"You've got to know where you stand to survive sixth grade, and Nate Wright's found the perfect spot: right next to Sherman, the class gerbil. Can Nate's furry friend bail him out of his latest homework jam with Mrs. Godfrey? Or will there be a paper trail leading straight to detention?"--Provided by publisher.

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newest volume (#23!) in the hugely popular Big Nate series!
- Anne W

A tale of witchcraft...

Chris Colfer

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Fantasy

Fourteen-year-old Brystal Evergreen has secured worldwide acceptance for the magical community but new threats arise, including the centuries-old Righteous Brotherhood that intends to exterminate all magical life, beginning with Brystal.

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sequel to A Tale of Magic!
- Anne W

The land of the cranes

Aida Salazar

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Fiction

Nine-year-old Betita and her parents fled Mexico after her uncle was killed by the cartels, and settled in Los Angeles seeking political asylum and safety in what her father calls Aztlan, the land of the cranes; but now they have been swept up by by the government's Immigration Customs Enforcement, her father deported back to Mexico, and Betita and her mother confined in a family detention camp--Betita finds heart in her imagination and the picture poems her father taught her, but each day threatens to further tear her family apart.

Skunk and Badger

Amy Timberlake

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Fantasy

The last thing Badger wants is a roommate, and certainly not Skunk, but since the house does not belong to him he does not have a choice; and soon everything in Badger's quiet and ordered life studying rocks is turned upside down (and where on earth did all the chickens come from)--but after he drives Skunk and his chickens away, Badger starts to miss his roommate and sets out to find him and make amends.

Spy school revolution

Stuart Gibbs

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Mystery

With SPYDER apparently defeated, thirteen-year-old Benjamin Ripley is hoping for some peace at spy school, but when the CIA conference room next to where Ben and Alexander are trying to explain everything to Ben's parents (no easy task) is blown up, suspicion falls on fellow trainee (and secret crush) Erica.

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newest in the hugely popular, funny mystery Spy School series!
- Anne W

Stick Dog meets his match

Tom 1962- Watson

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Graphic Novels

"Stick Dog and his friends chase down a meat truck and make a new friend"

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newest from the author of Stick Dog and Stick Cat series!
- Anne W

The case of Windy Lake

Michael Hutchinson

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Mystery

"Sam, Otter, Atim, and Chickadee are four inseparable cousins growing up on the Windy Lake First Nation. Nicknamed the Mighty Muskrats for their habit of laughing, fighting, and exploring together, the cousins find that each new adventure adds to their reputation. When a visiting archaeologist goes missing, the cousins decide to solve the mystery of his disappearance. In the midst of community conflict, family concerns, and environmental protests, the four get busy following every lead. From their base of operations in a fort made out of an old school bus, the Mighty Muskrats won't let anything stop them from solving their case!" P. [4] of cover.

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New to our library really good mystery with Indigenous characters!
- Anne W

Becoming Brianna

Terri Libenson

Libenson
Graphic Novels

Everyone knows how much brainy Bri likes the spotlight (not). So why did she ever agree to something that forces her to learn a new language, give a speech, help organize a party, and juggle drama at school and home?! As the big event inches closer, Bri wonders if it's all worth it. . . .Told in alternating past and present chapters, Bri's heartwarming story unfolds over the eight months leading up to her bat mitzvah--as well as over the course of the big day itself.

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newest in the popular Invisible Emmie series!
- Anne W

Everything sad is untrue : (a true story)

Daniel Nayeri

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Fiction

"At the front of a middle school classroom in Oklahoma, a boy named Khosrou (whom everyone calls "Daniel") stands, trying to tell a story. His story. But no one believes a word he says. To them he is a dark-skinned, hairy-armed boy with a big butt whose lunch smells funny; who makes things up and talks about poop too much. But Khosrou's stories, stretching back years, and decades, and centuries, are beautiful, and terrifying, from the moment his family fled Iran in the middle of the night with the secret police moments behind them, back to the sad, cement refugee camps of Italy.and further back to the fields near the river Aras, where rain-soaked flowers bled red like the yolk of sunset burst over everything, and further back still to the Jasmine-scented city of Isfahan."--Amazon.

Fly on the wall

Remy Lai

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Fiction

Twelve-year-old Henry Khoo embarks on a forbidden journey from Australia to Singapore to prove his independence to his overprotective family, while working out some problems with friends. Told in comics and prose.

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new book from the author of the funny Pie in the Sky!
- Anne W

The fourth suit

Neil Patrick Harris

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Fantasy

"The Magic Misfits confront their greatest enemy in this final story told from Ridley's point of view"--

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newest in the Magic Misfits series from Neil Patrick Harris!
- Anne W

The Vanderbeekers lost and found

Karina Yan Glaser

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Fiction

As they look forward to the New York City Marathon in which their friend Mr. B. will run, the Vanderbeeker children learn that one of their good friends is homeless.

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newest in the Vanderbeekers series!
- Anne W

Hide and seeker

Daka Hermon

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Horror

Something is wrong with twelve-year-old Zee, who has returned after a year's absence; nobody knows where he was or what happened to him, but now he is distracted and violent, freaking out when he sees his friends, Justin, Nia, and Lyric, playing an odd game of hide-and-seek, and talking wildly about some danger that is approaching--and soon his friends are pulled into a shadowy world ruled by a monstrous, shape-shifting Seeker, forced to play a terrifying game of hide-and-seek where they will have to confront their worst nightmares in order to find their way home.

Tristan Strong destroys the world

Kwame Mbalia

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Fantasy

Seventh-grader Tristan must return to Alke and enlist the help of African gods and black folktale heroes when Nana is abducted from the Strong family farm in Alabama.

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new sequel to Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky!
- Anne W

Oathkeeper

Erin Hunter

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Fantasy

"With the balance of Bravelands at a breaking point, the Great Herd must risk everything to unite against their common enemy: the rogue lion, Titan"--

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newest Erin Hunter book!
- Anne W

BECOMING MUHAMMAD ALI.

JAMES PATTERSON

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Fiction

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It's from James Patterson and Kwame Alexander!
- Anne W

The Tower of Nero.

Rick Riordan

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Fantasy

A conclusion to the best-selling series finds Lester teaming up with his demigod master, Meg, to follow a prophecy that leads to an ultimate confrontation with Python at the Tower of Nero.

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new Rick Riordan book!
- Anne W

Ikenga

Nnedi Okorafor

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Fantasy

In southeastern Nigeria, twelve-year-old Nnamdi is determined to avenge his police chief father, who was murdered while triyng to rid the town of criminals, but Nnamdi feels powerless until he receives a magical object which gives him superpowers.

Tune it out

Jamie Sumner

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Fiction

Twelve-year-old Lou Montgomery's life has been centered on her mother's terrifying plan to make her a singing star, but a crisis reveals Lou's sensory processing disorder and people determined to help her address it.

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from Jamie Sumner, author of Roll With It!
- Anne W

Before the ever after

Jacqueline Woodson

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Fiction

ZJ's friends Ollie, Darry and Daniel help him cope when his father, a beloved professional football player, suffers severe headaches and memory loss that spell the end of his career.--

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a new book from Jacqueline Woodson!
- Anne W

A whale of the wild

Rosanne Parry

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Fiction

"For Vega and her family, salmon is life. And Vega is learning to be a salmon finder, preparing for the day when she will be her family's matriarch. But then she and her brother Deneb are separated from their pod when a devastating earthquake and tsunami render the seascape unrecognizable. Vega must use every skill she has to lead her brother back to their family. The young orcas face a shark attack, hunger, the deep ocean, and polluted waters on their journey. Will Vega become the leader she's destined to be?"--Amazon.

The shadow crosser

Jennifer Cervantes

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Fantasy

"When a few Mexica gods try to put their Maya counterparts out of commission, it's up to Zane and some godborns-in-training to save the universe"--

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the epic finale to the Storm Runner trilogy!
- Anne W

One time

Sharon Creech

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Fiction

Imaginative, eleven-year-old Gina, her mysterious new neighbor, Antonio, and their classmates are inspired by an unusual young teacher to see who they are and envision who they are meant to become.

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newest from Sharon Creech!
- Anne W

Whispering Pines

Heidi Lang

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Horror

"When otherworldly forces descend on their town of Whispering Pines, conspiracy theorist Rae, who's searching for her lost father, and Caden, who's haunted by the ghost of his brother, must band together to save their home"--

The sound of danger

Mac Barnett

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Mystery

"This is a story of stolen violins. It's got mummies, museums, sandwiches, hostages, and a dangerous showdown with the Russian Red Army Choir. Open this book to find out more about my adventures. But beware--this mission is top secret and very dangerous!" -- cover.

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new book in the Mac B, Kid Spy series!
- Anne W