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Childrens BOOK TITLES PUBLISHED IN APRIL 2017


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Apartment 1986 by Lisa Papademetriou
Apartment 1986
Skipping a day at her elite New York City prep school when things get a bit too intense, middle-grade student Callie befriends a mysterious boy who is doing research throughout the city’s museums. By the author of the Confectionately Yours series.

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Ashes to Asheville by Sarah Dooley
Ashes to Asheville
Embarking on a wild road trip to fulfi ll their late mother’s dying wish, two sisters separated by court rulings against their surviving adoptive gay parent share one calamity after another while rediscovering the bonds that make them a family. By the author of Free Verse.

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The Bolds to the Rescue by Julian Clary. Illus by David Roberts.
The Bolds to the Rescue
Becoming legendary in the animal kingdom for their successful ability to pass themselves off as human, the Bolds hyena family finds their home overrun by animal visitors who want to pass as humans, too. Bolds No. 2

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The Cat Stole My Pants by Stephan Pastis
The Cat Stole My Pants
Visiting Florida while his mother and Doorman Dave are celebrating their improbable wedding, Timmy forges a new partnership with Dave’s nephew, Emilio, to outmaneuver a surprise newcomer and a thieving six-toed cat. Timmy Failure No. 6

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Cats in the City by Tom Watson
Cats in the City
Visiting his friend at her apartment, Stick Cat enjoys the variety of new things to observe and experience before glimpsing the city’s bagel maker landing in serious danger across the alley.

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Chaos Descends by Shane Hegarty
Chaos Descends
In a latest entry of the series that includes Worlds Explode, a very reluctant Finn, who would rather be doing anything else, prepares a defense against an imminent attack by the fiendish Legends. Darkmouth No. 3

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Chester and Gus by Cammie McGovern
Chester and Gus
An aspiring service dog who fails his certification test is adopted into a family where he becomes a companion to a 10-year-old boy with autism, who initially challenges the dog by requiring a different kind of friendship.

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The Clue in the Papyrus Scroll by Gertrude Chandler Warner. Illus by Anthony VanArsdale.
The Clue in the Papyrus Scroll
The Alden children continue their mission to return lost artifacts around the world by visiting the Pyramids in Egypt and Stonehenge in England, among other places, while outwitting a thief along the way. Boxcar Children Great Adventure series

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Dead Men Tell No Tales Novelization by Elizabeth Rudnick. Illus by the Disney Storybook Art Team.
Dead Men Tell No Tales Novelization
A novelization of the upcoming Walt Disney Studios film, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales continues the adventures of Captain Jack Sparrow and an assortment of favorite and new characters.

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The Door in the Alley by Adrienne Kress
The Door in the Alley
Stumbling into a mysterious society, an ordinary young boy encounters adventure, missing persons, hired thugs, a hidden box, a lost map, famous explorers and a girl who needs his help. By the author of Timothy and the Dragon’s Gate. Explorers No. 1

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Down in Flames by P. W. Catanese
Down in Flames
Exposed to wonders and danger as the mortal assistant to the demon Angela, Donny questions his resolve after an encounter with a monster and agrees to help the underworld’s ferryman investigate who has been snatching souls on their way to Sulfur. By the author of the Books of Umber trilogy. Donny’s Inferno No. 2

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The End of the Wild by Nicole Helget
The End of the Wild
Helping her impoverished family hunt and forage for food in the forest near her home, 11-year-old Fern worries that a fracking company’s plans will damage the local environment but cannot get her family and neighbors, who are more focused on the prospect of jobs, to understand the threat. By
the author of Wonder at the Edge of the World.

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Escape From Funland by Bill Doyle
Escape from Funland
When a local theme park hosts a contest to turn one family’s home into an ultimate fun house, Cal and his family eagerly participate in the competition’s challenges, which include a search for a hidden object at the theme park. By the author of Attack of the Shark-Headed Zombie. Prizewinners of Piedmont Place No. 2

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Escape From Lion’s Head by Devon Hughes
Escape From Lion's Head
Escaping from an underground hybrid lab, fox-bat Kozmo joins a pack of fellow hybrids under the leadership of feisty eagle-dog Castor, who teach her about the importance of trust in their efforts to survive. Unnaturals No. 2

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Everything’s Changed by Julie Sternberg. Illus by Johanna Wright.
Everything's Changed
Moving to a new home and school, 10-year-old Celie struggles to adjust and make new friends with two girls who do not get along with each other, a challenge that is further complicated by her grandmother’s memory problems, a romantic misunderstanding and a dangerous choice. By the best-selling author of Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie.

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Fair Ball by Derek Jeter with Paul Mantell. Foreword by John Carpenter.
Fair Ball
A latest entry in the sports-themed series addresses the challenges of unfairness, finding young Derek embarking on a summer that is compromised by his friend’s hostile behavior and his own difficulty staying focused on the field.

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The Fearsome Firebird by Lauren Oliver & H. C. Chester
The Fearsome Firebird
When the city is overshadowed by a series of bank robberies and a wrongful murder charge, orphans Sam, Pippa, Thomas and Max embark on an investigation to find the real killer only to stumble across a wider plot against New York. Curiosity House No. 3

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First Class Murder by Robin Stevens
First Class Murder
Taking a vacation across Europe on board the world-famous Orient Express, Hazel and Daisy hear rumors about a spy in their midst before a ruby-clad passenger is found dead with no signs of how the killer escaped. By the author of Murder Is Bad Manners. Wells & Wong No. 3

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The Forgetting Spell by Lauren Myracle
The Forgetting Spell
Hiding her sensitive nature as her Wishing Day approaches, Darya, Natasha’s prickly younger sister, struggles with painful memories and considers giving up one of her wishes for someone else. By the best-selling author of ttyl. Wishing Day No. 2

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Girl With a Camera by Carolyn Meyer
Girl With a Camera
A tale inspired by the life and achievements of photographer Margaret Bourke-White describes how she spent her early years observing the natural world before mastering the art of photography and serving as the first female photojournalist in World War II.

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I Funny: School of Laughs by James Patterson & Chris Grabenstein. Illus by Jomike Tejido.
I Funny: School of Laughs
When his school has a major funding crisis, national comedy contest winner and TV personality Jamie Grimm organizes a comedy class for his peers to help raise money, only to discover that he is more talented at telling jokes than teaching. Middle School No. 5

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In Over Their Heads by Margaret Peterson Haddix
In Over Their Heads
Twins Nick and Eryn make contact with their new stepsiblings, Ava and Jackson, before embarking on a mission to save the world without sacrifi cing their human or robotic family members. Under Their Skin No. 2

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Jack and the Geniuses: At the Bottom of the World by Bill Nye & Gregory Mone. Illus by Nicholas Iluzada.
At the Bottom of the World
The famed scientifi c educator and a bestselling science writer present a debut entry in a series introducing genius foster siblings Jack, Ava and Matt, who use their intelligence and observations to track down a fellow scientist who has gone missing in Antarctica.

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Journey Across the Hidden Islands by Sarah Beth Durst
Journey Across the Hidden Islands
When a journey to pay their respects to the kingdom’s dragon guardian is complicated by monsters and earth tremors, twin princesses Seika and Ji-Lin are challenged to use their strength, ingenuity and flying lion to keep their people safe.

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The Last Spell by J. A. White. Illus by Andrea Offermann.
The Last Spell
A conclusion to the critically acclaimed series fi nds Kara and her brother, Taff, searching for the hidden pieces of Princess Evangeline’s grimoire to defeat Rygoth and her army of witches in an ultimate battle of good versus evil. Thickety No. 4

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Live Free, Spy Hard by Jonathan Bernstein
Live Free, Spy Hard
CIA super-spy Bridget Wilder transitions from middle school to the White House on an undercover mission to rescue the president’s daughter, in a conclusion to the popular series. Bridget Wilder No. 3

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Lucky Broken Girl by Ruth Behar
Lucky Broken Girl
A semi-autobiographical story about a multicultural girl’s coming-of-age in the 1960s describes how Cuban-Jewish Ruthie Mizrahi emigrates with her family from Castro’s Cuba to New York, where a devastating accident challenges her perceptions about mortality and strength. A first children’s book.

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Momotaro Xander and the Dream Thief by Margaret Dilloway
Momotaro Xander and the Dream Thief
To rid himself of nightmares, 12-yearold Xander summons the baku, a mythical creature that eats dreams, but he goes too far and jeopardizes all his dreams as well as the dreams of his family and friends.

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Mutant Mantis Lunch Ladies! by Bruce Hale
Mutant Mantis Lunch Ladies!
Summoned to investigate strange occurrences in the cafeteria, best friends Carlos and Benny tackle questions about why the lunch staff has turned grumpy, why boys and girls are being served different meals and what is scuttling around the kitchen in an apron.

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My Life As a Ninja by Janet Tashjian. Illus by Jake Tashjian.
My Life As a Ninja
Learning cool facts about ninja culture, reluctant reader Derek and his friends Carly, Matt and Umberto attempt to use ninja skills to track down a vandal who has been painting graffi ti all over the school. By the creators of the Einstein the Class Hamster series. My Life No. 6

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One Hundred Spaghetti Strings by Jen Nails
One Hundred Spaghetti Strings
When the precarious balance in her family’s home life is disrupted by her absent father’s return, Steffany turns to her love of cooking to manage what becomes the most challenging year of her life.

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Panda-monium by Stuart Gibbs
Panda-monium
The frenzied anticipation of FunJungle’s newest resident, a rare giant panda, turns into alarm when the truck transporting the panda goes missing, a situation that is complicated by a blackmailer who threatens Teddy’s girlfriend if he fails to solve the crime. By the author of the Moon Base Alpha series. FunJungle No. 4

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Prisoner of Ice and Snow by Ruth Lauren
Prisoner of Ice and Snow
Orchestrating her own arrest so that she can break her sister out of prison from the inside, Valor organizes a daring plan that requires her to forge dubious alliances in order to prevent a fate worse than life imprisonment.

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Revenge of the Happy Campers by Jennifer Ziegler
Revenge of the Happy Campers
Spending spring break camping with Aunt Jane, the Brewster triplets run into a trio of braggart boys and embark on a vacation fi lled with competitiveness, unfortunate encounters with nature and disappointment before a natural disaster tests their resolve.

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Rocket and Groot: Keep on Truckin’! by Tom Angleberger
Rocket and Groot
Rocket and Groot continue their journey through the cosmos, triggering zany chaos in their resolve to defeat the bad guys alongside energetic tape dispenser, Veronica. By the creator of The Strange Case of Origami Yoda.

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Shattered Sky by Erin Hunter
Shattered Sky
Alderheart resolves to fulfi ll StarClan’s prophecy in order to defeat the rogue controlling faction under cruel Darktail, in a latest story arc entry complemented by a double-sided jacket and bonus poster. Warriors: A Vision of Shadows No. 3

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The Song of Glory and Ghost by N.D. Wilson
The Song of Glory and Ghost
When Peter, the younger version of their mentor Father Tiempo, is kidnapped by the Vulture, Sam Miracle and his best friend, Glory, place their trust in the mysterious Ghost and assume unfamiliar roles in their effort to repair the sands of time. Outlaws of Time No. 2

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The Star Thief by Lindsey Becker
The Star Thief
Catching two brutish sailors ransacking her master’s study, maid Honorine is whisked into a fantastical war between the crew of a steamship and a band of mythical constellations that have come to life to defend themselves against those who want to harness their powers.

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The Stone Heart by Faith Erin Hicks. Color by Jordie Bellaire.
The Stone Heart
When diplomatic efforts fail to resolve deep conflicts within the Dao nation, Kaidu and Rat race against time to prevent a war that is complicated by Kaidu’s discovery of a formula for the lost weapon of the City’s mysterious founders. Nameless City No. 2

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The Thief and the Beanstalk by P. W. Catanese
The Thief and the Beanstalk
A desperate orphan joins a band of thieves who, in exchange for their protection, require him to break into the lavish estate of an elderly Jack, who in turn makes the orphan aware of an opportunity to climb the famed beanstalk himself. By the award-winning author of the Books of Umber trilogy. 

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The Titanic Mission by Dan Gutman
The Titanic Mission
Having disappointed the eccentric billionaire Miss Zandergoth during their first mission, the Flashback Four are sent back in time to the deck of the Titanic to capture a photo of the sinking ship. Flashback Four No. 2

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The Unbreakable Code by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
The Unbreakable Code
Uncovering a trail of encrypted messages in books by Mark Twain when Mr. Quisling’s behavior turns mysterious, Emily and James are alarmed when each hidden book triggers an arson fire, compelling them to race against time to crack the code before more disasters occur. Book Scavenger No. 2

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Under Locker and Key by Allison K. Hymas
Under Locker and Key
Operating a discreet business to retrieve lost items at school, 11-year-old Jeremy is stymied by a meddling preteen private eye and an aspiring crime kingpin who has gained possession of a school locker master key.

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A Whisper of Horses by Zillah Bethell
A Whisper of Horses
Living inside a walled city where she treasures a horse figurine given to her by her late mother, orphan Seren discovers a map that may lead her to the last place where horses are still living and embarks on a journey filled with danger, wonder and new friendship. A fi rst children’s book by the author of Seahorses Are Real.

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Willows vs. Wolverines by Alison Cherry
Willows vs Wolverines
All all-out boys-versus-girls prank war ensues when 12-year-old Izzy is sent to a more affordable summer camp where she tries to bolster her popularity by inventing a prankster genius older brother, inadvertently estranging herself from her best friend.

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