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Childrens BOOK TITLES PUBLISHED IN NOVEMBER 2018


The Adventurer’s Guide to Treasure and How to Steal It by Wade Albert White

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When pirates steal an ancient medallion of prophecy from their school, Anne, Penelope and Hiro uncover a mystery about Anne’s past, in a conclusion to the series that began with The Adventurer’s Guide to Successful Escapes. Adventurer’s Guides No. 3

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Are You Ready to Hatch an Unusual Chicken? by Kelly Jones. Illus by Katie Kath.

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A laugh-out-loud sequel to Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer finds young Sophie tackling the unexpected challenges of two new magic chicken arrivals, a clutch of unusual eggs and an inspection from the Unusual Poultry Committee.

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Astrid the Unstoppable by Maria Parr. Trans by Guy Puzey.

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An adventurous young girl spends her days singing and sledding down the hillside of her Norwegian mountain village to visit her curmudgeonly septuagenarian godfather before befriending a new family and a mysterious woman with an unexpected identity.

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Better You Than Me by Jessica Brody

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A tween superstar who longs for a normal life and her starstruck biggest fan magically switch places and happily embark on the experiences they thought they always wanted, before encountering unexpected realities. By the author of the Descendants: School of Secrets series.

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Children of Jubilee by Margaret Peterson Haddix

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Kiandra tests the limits of her tech skills to rescue her friends from a slave-labor planet under the control of the Enforcers, in a conclusion to the trilogy that includes Children of Refuge. Children of Exile No. 3

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The Cosmic Alliance by Jeramey Kraatz

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Stranded on the moon and desperate for an end to the conflict between the Alpha Maraudi aliens and humans, Benny Love and the Moon Platoon gang befriend a peaceful Alpha Maraudi general and her crew and wonder how to get their leaders to talk peacefully. Space Runners No. 3

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Critter Appreciation Day by Dave Scheidt. Illus by Kathryn Hudson.

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Queen Poppy and her Snack Pack friends endure challenges ranging from hungry hills to famished Bergens before tackling an ultimate threat in the form of Hug Time-resistant brain freeze from an oversized ice-cream sundae. Trolls Graphic Novels No. 5

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Dust Storm! by Terry Lynn Johnson. Illus by Jani Orban.

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Stranded together when a dust storm hits during a field trip in the New Mexico desert, sixth-graders Jen and Martin find their survival skills tested by disastrous conditions, in a series entry that is complemented by tips from the New Mexico Search and Rescue Council.

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The Enchanted Creeper by Greyson Mann. Illus by Amanda Brack.

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Struggling through his most challenging class yet, Gerald discovers a way to use new magical skills to bolster his chances at the science fair and coast his way through homework, with unexpected consequences. Creeper Diaries No. 7

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Ethan Marcus Makes His Mark by Michele Weber Hurwitz

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A follow-up to Ethan Marcus Stands Up finds siblings Ethan and Erin spending winter break at a prestigious tech camp, where they navigate their differences and tap unexpected talents to compete against a rival who believes that girls have no place in science.

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald: The Original Screenplay by J. K. Rowling. Illus by MinaLima.

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An original screenplay for the highly anticipated film sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them follows the recruitment of Newt Scamander by Albus Dumbledore to help defeat the dark wizard, Gellert Grindelwald.

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Flashback by Shannon Messenger

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When the Neverseen reveal that she is far more vulnerable than she imagined, Sophie begins training to fight while evaluating a risky choice that could help a beloved friend. By the award-winning author of the Sky Fall series. Keeper of the Lost Cities No. 7

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The Flooded Earth by Mardi McConnochie

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Decades after the Earth is devastated by massive flooding, four children flee corrupt authorities on a small sailboat and must overcome the dangers of the sea that drowned their world. By the award-winning author of the Quest of the Sunfish series.

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Gertie Milk and the Great Keeper Rescue by Simon Van Booy

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A sequel to Gertie Milk and the Keeper of Lost Things finds Gertie, Kolt and Robot Rabbit Boy embarking on difficult lost-item missions as part of a daring plan to rescue their fellow Keepers from the scheming Losers. Gertie Milk No. 2

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The Girl With the Dragon Heart by Stephanie Burgis

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Keeping her head down to avoid trouble years after her parents go missing in a neighboring fairy land, a young waitress is recruited by the Crown Princess to spy on visiting Elfenwald royals, who harbor a destructive agenda. By the author of Renegade Magic.

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Henry & Eva and the Castle on the Cliff by Andrea Portes

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When their famous environmentalist parents are mysteriously lost at sea, Henry and Eva land in the care of their dreadful uncle before discovering that he is being targeted by someone with ties to their parents’ disappearance.

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Horrible Harry Says Goodbye by Suzy Kline. Illus by Amy Wummer.

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Published to coincide with the 30th anniversary of Horrible Harry in Room 2B, a series finale finds Mrs. Flaubert’s third-graders preparing for the end of a school year that turns bittersweet when Harry moves away. Horrible Harry No. 37

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How to Survive a Stranger Things World by Matthew J. Gilbert

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Complemented by full-color images and quotes, a gift book for fans of the hit Netflix series shares advice for navigating school, friendship and a town’s darkest secrets in accordance with the philosophies of Dustin, Steve, Eleven and other popular characters.

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Inkling by Kenneth Oppel. Illus by Sydney Smith.

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A boy from a family overshadowed by grief and creative blocks rediscovers his imagination when an ink blot from his artist father’s sketchbook comes to life and helps the family figure out what they truly need. By the award-winning author of The Nest.

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It Wasn’t Me by Dana Alison Levy

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A middle-grade Breakfast Club tale finds six very different students transcending stereotypes to work together during a mandated detention when they are wrongly blamed for a vandalism incident. By the author of This Would Make a Good Story Someday.

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Jack Frost: The End Becomes the Beginning by William Joyce

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A conclusion to the epic chapter book series by the best-selling creator of The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore finds the Guardians’ powers put to an ultimate test years after the defeat of Pitch, challenging a secret-carrying Jack Frost to revisit his haunted past. Guardians: Elemental Fae No. 5

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King Arthur: Sir Thomas Malory’s History of King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table by Sidney Lanier, adapt. Illus by N. C. Wyeth.

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Adapted for younger readers and reprinted in its original typeface, a keepsake edition of Sir Thomas Malory’s Arthurian legend reproduces artwork from Wyeth’s original canvases to introduce the legends of Excalibur, King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table to a new generation of readers.

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King Flashypants and the Toys of Terror by Andy Riley

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When his arch nemesis, Emperor Nurbison, cheerfully declares himself reformed and begins making toys for the peasants, a suspicious young King Edwin finds himself on an adventure involving dangerous dolls and dastardly plots, in a side-tickling series entry by the Emmy Award-winning Veep writer. King Flashypants No. 3

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Lizzy and the Good Luck Girl by Susan Lubner

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A superstitious 12-year-old living above her family’s diner searches for signs to guide her life before taking in a runaway whom she protects in the hope that the girl will safeguard her family from tragedy. By the author of The Upside of Ordinary.

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Lost in New York by Jeff Brown. Illus by Macky Pamintuan.

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Invited to New York City to participate in a United Nations International Declaration of Friendship, Stanley and his friend Ian are separated from their tour group and embark on a haphazard adventure through the subway, across Times Square and up to the top of the Empire State Building. Flat Stanley’s Worldwide Adventures No. 15

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Love Like Sky by Leslie C. Youngblood

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A debut novel by a prize-winning writer follows the story of G-baby, who struggles to adjust to life within a newly blended family before a sibling’s dangerous illness leads to powerful lessons about the limitless capacity of love.

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Monstrous Devices by Damien Love

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Receiving a mysterious tin robot in the mail from his grandfather, 12-year-old Alex begins observing strange occurrences in his town before he is pulled into a magical race across snowy Europe to outwit human and mechanical assailants.

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More Than a Princess by E. D. Baker

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A princess from a magical mixed heritage draws on her inner strength and the support of loyal friends when she is rendered a pawn between warring kingdoms and objectified by conventionally beautiful human princesses. By the author of The Frog Princess.

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The Next Level by Jackson Pearce

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Assisting an elderly neighbor to make up for a disastrous first elevator build, aspiring engineer Ellie is unable to resist using her skills to create ingenious tools that the neighbor mistakenly credits as a boy’s work. By the author of Sisters Red.

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No Slam Dunk by Mike Lupica

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Inspired by his father’s lessons in sportsmanship to practice good teamwork in basketball, Wes lends off-court assistance to a headstrong point guard whose determination to hold the spotlight is compromising their playoff chances. By the best-selling author of Fantasy League.

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The Once and Future Geek by Mari Mancusi

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Discovering his unhappy ending after accidentally time-traveling to the 21st century, a young Arthur of Camelot decides to stay put and join the football team, prompting the wizard Merlin and two modern-day gamer geeks to figure out how to restore the timeline. Camelot Code No. 1

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The Polar Bear Explorers’ Club by Alex Bell. Illus by Tomislav Tomic.

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Knowing she is destined to be an adventurer in spite of edicts forbidding girls to become explorers, precocious Stella Starflake Pearl and three other junior explorers become separated from the rest of an expedition in the snowy Icelands and must survive in order to gain entry into an elite club.

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Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown! by Charles M. Schulz. Adapt by Mark Schulz & Jason Cooper. Illus by Robert Pope.

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A graphic-novel adaptation of the classic Peanuts summer camp animated special finds the gang outmaneuvering bully rivals during a rafting race that pits them against treacherous rapids, wild animals and other hazards in a competition of teamwork and leadership.

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The Secret in Vault 13 by David Solomons

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Published to mark the new television series and the first female Doctor Who, an original adventure finds the Doctor and her friends breaking into an ancient vault to recover a secret from a dangerously remote and frozen world.

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Secrets From the Deep by Linda A. Fairstein

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Invited to join a friend’s family vacation at their Martha’s Vineyard summer home, science enthusiast Booker collects DNA samples from the Vineyard Sound’s ocean water and makes an astonishing discovery from the days when pirates hid treasure along the New England coast. Devlin Quick Mysteries No. 3

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Shelby’s Story: A Dog’s Way Home Tale by W. Bruce Cameron. Illus by Richard Cowdrey.

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A fictionalized account of the story of the canine star of A Dog’s Way Home depicts a cold and hungry stray who is rescued by a kind woman before being launched to big-screen fame.

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Speechless by Adam P. Schmitt

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Informed that he will be expected to say a few words at his cousin’s wake, 13-year-old Jimmy struggles to come up with something nice to say about his bullying, destructive cousin before realizing that the words that are truly heard are the ones that matter the most.

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The Starlit Loom by Ted Sanders

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A conclusion to the popular series finds Horace, his friend Chloe and their fellow Keepers engaging in a final campaign to protect their world from their Riven enemies, a battle that is complicated by their dwindling Tan’ji powers. Keepers No. 4

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Super Turbo Gets Caught by Lee Kirby. Illus by George O’Connor.

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Caught in a mousetrap while pursuing a tasty midnight snack, Super Turbo struggles to figure out what the Superpet Superhero League’s greatest enemies, the evil Whiskerface and his Rat Pack, have figured out about escaping from traps. Super Turbo No. 7

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Transformers Bumblebee: The Junior Novel by James Asmus

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A junior novelization of the 2018 Transformers film specifically targets middle-grade fans and is complemented by an eight-page, full-color insert of movie scenes.

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