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Childrens BOOK TITLES PUBLISHED IN JULY 2017


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The Age of Bronze by Stuart Moore. Illus by Paris Cullins. Created by Stan Lee.
The Age of Bronze
When the evil Dragon sends an army of robots to attack, Steven Lee and the Zodiac members discover that the robots have been designed to counter each of their powers, compelling them to team together in order to survive. Zodiac Legacy No. 3

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Almost Paradise by Corabel Shofner
Almost Paradise
When her mother is wrongly imprisoned for a crime committed by her boyfriend, 12-year-old Ruby and her pet pig are sent to Ruby’s estranged Aunt
Eleanor’s home on a peach orchard where she endeavors to heal family wounds and clear her mother’s name. A first novel.

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The Apprentice Witch by James Nicol
The Apprentice Witch
Sent away in disgrace after failing her witch’s assessment, Arianwyn learns that the remote community where she works as a magic apprentice is
under the shadow of a dark hex infestation, a situation that is further complicated by a spiteful rival and mysterious dark elements that affect her magic. A first children’s book.

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Beanstalker and Other Hilarious Scarytales by Kiersten White
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A wacky collection of fractured fairy tales by the best-selling author of the Paranormalcy trilogy features characters who prove less than virtuous in the face of spooky, hilarious and often icky challenges, from a girl who emerges from the forest as a zombie to a prince whose efforts to fi nd a wife pit him against furry vampires.

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Bubbles by Abby Cooper
Bubbles
Possessing an ability to see the thoughts of other people in bubbles above their heads, 12-year-old Sophie Mulvaney, a girl mourning her mother’s
breakup with a man Sophie adored, struggles to interpret the thoughts she reads as well as her best friend’s secret feelings for Sophie’s crush.

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Cosmic Commandos by Christopher Eliopoulos
Cosmic Commandos
A graphic novel adventure by the illustrator of the Ordinary People Change the World series finds twins Jeremy and Justin accidentally bringing their favorite video game to life before setting aside their differences to defeat the game’s villains.

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Crossing the Line by Bibi Belford
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A tale set against a backdrop of the 1919 Chicago race riots finds the Irish son of a sick father and hardworking mother transferring from his private Catholic school to a public school where his friendship with a black classmate who shares his financial hardships and love of baseball is tested by the events of the Red Summer. By the author of Canned and Crushed.

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Darkness of Dragons by Tui Sutherland
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When a young NightWing has a prophecy about an earth-shaking, ground-scorching force that will cause the destruction of Jade Mountain unless the lost city of night can be found, the fi ve young dragons once again become Pyrrhia’s defenders against the return of a devastating adversary. Wings of Fire No. 10

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A Dash of Dragon by Heidi Lang & Kati Bartkowski
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A 13-year-old chef who specializes in monster cuisine endeavors to avoid a lifetime of service to a greedy loan shark and the loss of her five-star restaurant while outmaneuvering the schemes of the king’s cold-blooded assassin, the Elven mafia and an obnoxious rival.

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Dirt by Denise Orenstein
Dirt
When a cruel neighbor decides to sell her curious if out-of-shape Shetland pony for horsemeat, the pony’s only friend, a scrawny 11-year-old girl, resorts to desperate measures to save him.

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The Emperor of Mars by Patrick Samphire. Illus by Jeremy Holmes.
The Emperor of Mars
Intercepting a thief escaping from Lady Harleston’s townhouse, Edward is swept up in a terrible scheme that threatens Mars, pits him against thugs and forces him to question who he can trust. Secrets of the Dragon Tomb No. 2

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Evie’s Fashion Book by Tina McLeef
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A fashion sketchbook inspired by the one depicted in Disney’s Descendants combines drawings, fashion notes, style tips and journal entries that discuss such wearables as the kids’ Isle outfits, Cotillion costumes and stylish accessories. Descendants No. 2

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The Force Oversleeps by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
The Force Oversleeps
Disappointed when her best friend gets the lead in the year’s musical, Jedi Academy sophomore Victor Starspeeder dreads his protective older sister’s
approaching graduation and contemplates returning to his class-clown behavior. By the award-winning author of Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute. Star Wars: Jedi Academy No. 5

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Ghost of a Chance by Susan Maupin Schmid
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When a thief begins rearranging personal items, pocketing jewels and stealing clothing, causing an uproar in the castle of Princess Mariposa, Darling and her friend Roger use disguises from the magic 100 Dresses closet to investigate rumors of a burglar ghost. 100 Dresses No. 2

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It All Comes Down to This by Karen English
It All Comes Down to This
Wanting to participate in community activities but feeling marginalized in her new, all-white 1965 Los Angeles neighborhood, 12-year-old Sophie
struggles with household dynamics until the riots in nearby Watts and the unfair arrest of a friend make her realize that her life is more complicated
than she realized. By the Coretta Scott King Honor Award-winning author of the Carver Chronicles.

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Katana at Super Hero High by Lisa Yee
Katana at Super Hero High
Practicing her swordfighting skills at Super Hero High alongside classmates Wonder Woman, Batgirl and Supergirl, Katana, a Samurai who honors the traditions of noble warriors, is assigned the responsibility of guarding 100 ancient swords for an unknown purpose. DC Super Hero Girls series

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Lights, Camera, Middle School! by Jennifer L. Holm. Illus by Matthew Holm.
Lights, Camera, Middle School!
Unsure who to count among her friends and enemies in middle school, Babymouse elects to stand out among zombie peers, who crave everything from fashionable sandals to cool lip gloss, by joining the film club, an endeavor that proves to be more challenging than anticipated. Babymouse Tales From the Locker series

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Mal’s Spell Book II: More Wicked Magic by Tina McLeef
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A second Spell Book by the popular Descendants character is taken over by the villain kids, who pepper her new text with mischievous observations, irreverent comments and inside jokes.

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Midnight at Madame Leota’s by John Esposito
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Resident librarian Amicus Arcane returns in a second collection of stories told while leading the Haunted Mansion’s newest visitor to a secret séance with the mysterious Madame Leota. Tales From the Haunted Mansion, No. 2

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The Monster’s Daughter by Paul Gamble
The Monster's Daughter
Investigating strange occurrences at a Belfast aquarium, recruits Jack and Trudy struggle to overcome their differences in order to uncover a villainous plot behind bath bomb explosions and crustacean jailbreaks. Ministry of SUITs No. 2

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Monsters Unleashed by John Kloepfer. Illus by Mark Oliver.
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A debut entry in a new series by the author of the Zombie Chasers stories introduces the character of Freddie Liddle, who accidentally unleashes monsters on his community after bringing monster sketches to life with a 3D printer, a dilemma that challenges him to team up with the school bullies who inspired his artwork.

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Moon Princess by Barbara Laban
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A little girl living in Shanghai teams up with a new friend and a sarcastic, invisible dog when family members go missing amid a housekeeper’s suspicious activities, a situation that compels a search throughout China.

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The Mother Goose Diaries by Chris Colfer
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Fan-favorite character Mother Goose from the bestselling The Land of Stories series discloses some of her secret adventures, from her gossip sessions with Elizabeth I and efforts to teach geography to Napoleon to her participation in equal rights marches with Martin Luther King Jr. and service as a muse to Andy Warhol. Adventures From the Land of Stories series

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Mrs. Smith’s Spy School for Girls by Beth McMullen
Mrs. Smith’s Spy School for Girls
Discovering, in the aftermath of a botched escape attempt, that her boarding school is actually an elite training academy for young spies, Abigail embarks on a crash course alongside a former nemesis when her mother, the program’s top agent, goes missing.

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One for Sorrow: A Ghost Story by Mary Downing Hahn
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Forging a short-lived friendship with a girl reputed to be a tattletale, liar and thief, new girl Annie joins other kids in teasing and tormenting the girl, who dies during the 1918 influenza epidemic before returning as a ghost to renew her ties of friendship with Annie and seek ghostly vengeance against those who bullied her. By the award-winning author of Wait Till Helen Comes.

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Pennybaker School Is Headed for Disaster by Jennifer Brown
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Enrolled in a school for kids with unique talents after discovering his magical abilities, a boy who always thought he was a regular kid takes unusual classes before he is wrongly implicated in a mystery involving the stolen statue of the school’s most beloved late teacher. By the award-winning author of Life on Mars.

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Princesses, Inc. by Mari Mancusi
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Junior high student Hailey and her friends organize a unique babysitting club in order to raise money to see their favorite YouTube star at a local ComicCon, in a whimsical M!X novel by the author of the Blood Coven Vampire series.

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Queen Red Riding Hood’s Guide to Royalty by Chris Colfer
Queen Red Riding Hood’s Guide to Royalty
A lively addition to the best-selling series outlines whimsical guidelines for potential royals in the style of Queen Red Riding Hood, from dressing in accordance with royal fashion and handling one’s subjects effectively to maintaining power after narrowly escaping Death by Wolf.

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Refugee by Alan Gratz
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Although separated by continents and decades, Josef, a Jewish boy livng in 1930s Nazi Germany; Isabel, a Cuban girl trying to escape the riots and unrest plaguing her country in 1994; and Mahmoud, a Syrian boy in 2015 whose homeland is torn apart by violence and destruction, embark on harrowing journeys in search of refuge, discovering shocking connections that tie their stories together.

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The Sands of Shark Island by Alexander McCall Smith. Illus by Iain McIntosh.
The Sands of Shark Island
Voyaging thousands of miles to a small Caribbean island, Ben and Fee MacTavish and their Tobermory classmates learn extraordinary details about Captain Macbeth’s past before an attacking band of pirates challenges their survival skills. By the award-winning author of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series. School Ship Tobermory No. 2

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Serafina and the Splintered Heart by Robert Beatty
Serafina and the Splintered Heart
Awakening in the aftermath of a devastating battle only to find that life at Biltmore Estate has changed in unimaginable ways, Serafina fights to
harness strange new powers in the days before a mysterious adversary creates violent storms that endanger her home and loved ones. Serafina No. 3

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The Shadow City by Dan Jolley
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Gabe and his friends are challenged to use the powers of the fi ve elements to destroy Arcadia and prevent a sinister cult from tearing down the barrier between the worlds. By the author of the LARP! graphic novel series. Five Elements No. 2

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The Spider’s Curse by H. K. Varian
The Spider’s Curse
Determined to rescue Mack from the influence of their Shadow Fox enemy, Gabriella and her Changer friends attempt to break a curse that is preventing them from obtaining the magical protection they need to guard against the Shadow Fox’s dark magic. Hidden World of Changers No. 7

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Spirit Hunters by Ellen Oh
Spirit Hunters
Feeling uncomfortable from the moment she arrives in her new home, Harper is dismayed by local rumors that her house is haunted and that every family that has ever lived there has suffered terrible tragedies, a situation that turns sinister when her cheerful little brother begins acting in alarming ways.

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The Trail by Meika Hashimoto
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Having completed all of the challenges on The List except a hike on the Appalachian Trail, Toby embarks on a solitary quest without Lucas before encountering two boys in desperate need of help.

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The Unicorn in the Barn by Jacqueline Ogburn. Illus by Rebecca Green.
The Unicorn in the Barn
Spotting a shimmering deer in the woods around Chinaberry Creek, Eric tracks down the creature and makes the life-changing discovery that it is an injured unicorn in the care of a veterinarian neighbor and her daughter. A first novel.

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Walking With Miss Millie by Tamara Bundy
Walking With Miss Millie
Disciplined for listening in on a party line, an 11-year-old girl struggling with her parents’ separation agrees to help a nonagenarian neighbor walk her dog, establishing a daily routine marked by the elder’s stories about her parents’ slavery and her upbringing in the segregated South. A first novel.

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Wandmaker’s Apprentice by Ed Masessa
Wandmaker’s Apprentice
A sequel to Wandmaker finds Henry and Brianna working as official apprentices to the Grand Wand Master Coralis only to encounter danger in the form of curses, fantastical beasts and a mysterious adversary from within the Wandmaker ranks.

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Welcome to Camp Woggle by Adele Griffin. Illus by Mike Wu.
Welcome to Camp Woggle
Organizing a pet-themed camp to promote fun during a long summer, Stone Age kids Oona and Bonk establish rules for safety and kindness
while welcoming campers and their prehistoric pets, from dinosaurs and lemurs to turtles and pet rocks. Oodlethunks No. 3

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The Whole Sky by Heather Henson
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A young horse whisperer resolves to discover the source of a devastating sickness that is killing the foals in a thoroughbred farming community. By the award-winning author of Dream of Night.

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The Wild Bunch by Jan Gangsei
The Wild Bunch
Reluctantly thrown together during a group camping trip, three very different boys hear about the park’s Bigfoot urban legend before suffering a series of accidents that challenge them to make their way through the wilderness and uncover the truth behind local rumors.

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Worlds Collide by Chris Colfer
Worlds Collide
A highly anticipated conclusion to the epic series finds Conner and Alex preparing to wage their biggest battle yet when the heroes and villains from the Land of Stories escape into New York. By the best-selling author of The Carson Phillips Journal. Land of Stories No. 6

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Wormwood Mire by Judith Rossell
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A sequel to Withering-by-Sea finds Stella sent away to a moldering family estate, where she meets two strange cousins and their governess before uncovering dark secrets that force her to muster her bravery in order to confront the truth about her identity.

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You May Already Be a Winner by Ann Dee Ellis
You May Already Be a Winner
Determined to win a sweepstakes prize that will allow her family to leave their trailer-park home, 12-year-old Olivia makes ambitious plans
involving caring for her younger sibling, tracking down her absent father and petitioning her community to organize a preschool.

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