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Childrens BOOK TITLES PUBLISHED IN OCTOBER


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9 From the Nine Worlds by Rick Riordan

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While Magnus Chase is away visiting his cousin, Heartstone, Blitzen and the rest of the Nine Worlds friends find themselves navigating tricky challenges in the form of dull-witted giants, murderous monsters and meddlesome gods. Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series

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Alan Cole Doesn’t Dance by Eric Bell

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A follow-up to Alan Cole Is Not a Coward finds gay teen Alan navigating his feelings for a newcomer and a bully’s violent abuse at the same time his father pressures him to take a girl to the school dance. Alan Cole No. 2

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Angor Reborn by Richard Ashley Hamilton

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Transported to the dark woodland realm of a resurrected and decidedly vengeful Angor Rot, Jim begins to manifest discomfiting Troll-like characteristics that make him question Merlin’s magic. Trollhunters No. 6

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Attack on Pearl Harbor by Marcus Sutter

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A stray dog becomes a mascot aboard the USS West Virginia and bravely works to rescue crewmates in the wake of a surprise Japanese attack, in a second entry in a series based on the true stories of courageous World War II canines. Soldier Dogs No. 2

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Baseball Blues by A. I. Newton. Illus by Anjan Sarkar.

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Using his alien powers to become the best player on the school baseball team in spite of not really knowing the rules, Zeke finds his friendship with Harris tested by the latter’s concerns that Zeke is cheating. Alien Next Door No. 5

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The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan. Adapt by Robert Venditti. Illus by Orpheus Collar & Antoine Dodé.

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An imminent threat from the invading army of Kronos prompts Percy Jackson and his demigod friends to embark on a sprawling quest through the Labyrinth, where their efforts are complicated by astonishing mythological obstacles. Percy Jackson and the Olympians Graphic Novels No. 4

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Blood and Bone by Erin Hunter

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An elephant entrusted with a powerful gift, a lion on a dangerous path and a baboon bound by a devastating truth forge an unlikely alliance to defeat a great evil. By the best-selling author of the Warriors series. Bravelands No. 3

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Bluecrowne by Kate Milford

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Forced to move to the safety of dry land with her stepmother, Lucy Bluecrowne misses her life aboard her father’s warship before her fighting instincts are challenged by nefarious strangers who target her younger brother. Greenglass House series

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Charlie Hernández & the League of Shadows by Ryan Calejo

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Inspired by Latin-American folklore, a debut novel follows the story of a pragmatic boy who disregards his abuela’s stories about Iberian Peninsula monsters before he undergoes an astonishing transformation and discovers his heritage as a protector of the Land of the Living.

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Counting to Perfect by Suzanne LaFleur

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Feeling left out when her older sister shares her secret plan to leave their parents’ home with her own daughter, competitive swimmer Cassie stows away in her sister’s car and begins to question her perspectives about their relationship. By the author of Eight Keys.

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Dear Sister by Alison McGhee. Illus by Joe Bluhm.

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A smile-inducing, profoundly honest series of letters, written from an older brother to the little sister he finds incredibly annoying, convey his impatience over her whining, fear of the dark, refusal to eat lima beans and penchant for hair-pulling. Illustrated by the Academy Award-winning artist of The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.

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Dog Days in the City by Jodi Kendall. Illus by Pascal Campion.

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Finding fulfillment in her volunteer duties at the local animal clinic, young Josie, a girl from a chaotic family, is challenged to find homes for seven rambunctious foster puppies, in a sequel to The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City.

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Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliott. Illus by Geneva B.

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A witch neighbor enlists young Jaxon and his friends to help deliver a clutch of baby dragons to the safe magical world where they belong, a quest that is thrown into chaos by the trio’s inability to follow strict dragon-care rules. By the award-winning author of Bird. Dragons in a Bag No. 1

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Edison Beaker, Creature Seeker: The Night Door by Frank Cammuso

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Accompanying their uncle on an emergency pest-control job, Edison Beaker and his younger sister, Tesla, discover that their family’s business targets pests of the supernatural kind. By the award-winning creator of The Knights of the Lunch Table series.

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Everlasting Nora by Marie Miranda Cruz

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Forced to move to a Philippines shantytown when her father is tragically killed, 12-year-old Nora rediscovers the compassion of the human spirit when a new friend and his kindhearted grandmother support her search for her missing mother.

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Forgotten City by Michael Ford

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Growing up in a world where a deadly virus has wiped out or mutated most of humanity, young Kobi embarks on a search for his missing father only to uncover a conspiracy more deadly than the plague itself. Forgotten City No. 1

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Frost and Snowdrop the Stray Kittens by Ella Moonheart

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Discovering that neighborhood cat Emerald has been trying to care for two lost kittens, Kitty and Misty search for the kittens’ owner only to be challenged by a scary fox and an approaching snowstorm. Kitty’s Magic No. 5

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Garbage Island (Nearly Always Perilous Adventures of Archibald Shrew) by Fred Koehler

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A mouse and a shrew, lost at sea, find their efforts to return to their home in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch complicated by  predators and storms before they begin to work together and discover how much they have in common.

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The Genius Experiment by James Patterson & Chris Grabenstein. Illus by Beverly Johnson.

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A first children’s book series officially approved by the Albert Einstein Archives introduces 12-year-old orphan Max Einstein, a genius hacker, inventor and chess player who is recruited into a mysterious organization that uses science to solve world problems. Max Einstein No. 1

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Ghosted by Leslie Margolis

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Using her popular reputation as the smartest, best-looking and best-dressed kid in school to get away with being a bully, Ellie encounters a ghost who shows her the past, present and future to caution her to change her ways. By the author of the Maggie Brooklyn Mysteries.

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The Gray Hunter’s Revenge by Franklin W. Dixon

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The tragic death of a favorite author triggers media speculation about his final manuscript, prompting Joe and Frank to investigate reports of supernatural activities at the author’s house, where all-too-human thefts are also occurring. Hardy Boys Adventures No. 17

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Grenade by Alan Gratz

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A follow-up to the best-selling Refugee follows the dual experiences of two young soldiers, one Japanese and one American, who struggle for survival on battle-torn Okinawa before their encounter with one another leads to fateful choices for both.

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Hamstersaurus Rex vs. the Cutepocalypse by Tom O’Donnell. Illus by Tim Miller.

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A conclusion to the popular series finds Sam visiting a toy store to find a bar mitzvah gift for Beefer only to witness one of the toys come to life and launch an attack on Hammie Rex and his three babies. Hamstersaurus Rex No. 4

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Ice Cream Sandwiched by Coco Simon

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When their respective schools host dances, friends Allie, Tamiko and Sierra wonder how to be there to support each other while attending different school functions. By the author of the Cupcake Diaries series. Sprinkle Sundays No. 4

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In Your Shoes by Donna Gephart

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An anxious boy devoted to his family’s bowling center in spite of his phobias and a girl whose dreams of happily-ever-after are challenged by her residence above her uncle’s funeral home use their imaginations to help each other find new beginnings. By the award-winning author of Death by Toilet Paper.

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Island War by Patricia Reilly Giff

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The daughter of a scientific researcher and the son of a U.S. agent meet by chance on a remote Aleutian Island during World War II and put aside their differences in order to survive when they become the only Americans to escape an invasion by Japanese forces. By the Newbery Honor-winning author of Genevieve’s War.

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Knights vs. Dinosaurs by Matt Phelan

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A heavily illustrated middle-grade adventure by an award-winning illustrator offers a hilarious, fast-paced adventure filled with uproarious knightly hijinks, surprising secrets and terrifying dinosaurs who face off against the Knights of the Round Table.

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The Land of Stories: The Ultimate Book Hugger’s Guide by Chris Colfer

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A behind-the-scenes guide to the best-selling series shares the back stories of prominent characters, places and magic items and is complemented by bonus material, including author sketches and advice for aspiring writers.

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Louisiana’s Way Home by Kate DiCamillo

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Awakened in the middle of the night by her fanatically paranoid grandmother, who declares they must leave and never return because the day of reckoning has arrived, a young girl bonds with people in a new community and wonders how long she will be allowed to remain. By the Newbery Medal-winning author of The Tale of Despereaux.

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Lu by Jason Reynolds

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Confident that he can lead his track team to victory at the championships, co-captain Lu encounters unexpected obstacles in his personal life before realizing that he must leave his ego on the sidelines in order to finally connect with his teammates. By the Newbery Honor-winning author of Long Way Down. Track No. 4

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The Meltdown by Jeff Kinney

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When snow shuts down his middle school and transforms the neighborhood into a wintry battlefield, Greg and his best friend, Rowley, navigate alliances, betrayals and warring gangs that culminate in a fateful, if tongue-in-cheek, meltdown match. Diary of a Wimpy Kid No. 13

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Misfits by Jen Calonita

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Questioning the priorities of Royal Academy and its angry headmistress, who seems more inclined toward villainy than teaching students how to rule their kingdoms, a reluctant princess makes a discovery that could change the fairy-tale world forever. By the award-winning
author of Secrets of My Hollywood Life. Royal Academy Rebels series

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Monsters & Modules by Gene Luen Yang. Illus by Mike Holmes.

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A conclusion to the popular series by the National Book Award finalist American Born Chinese finds the Coders traveling to the two-dimensional world of Flatland to secure a weapon powerful enough to defeat Dr. One-Zero. Secret Coders No. 6

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Ms. Hall Is a Goofball! by Dan Gutman. Illus by Jim Paillot.

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Joining the gang during a protest against a new lunch lady and her healthy snacks, A.J. learns surprising facts about how healthy eating can be fun, in a conclusion to the popular My Weird School spin-off series. My Weirdest School No. 12

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Ogre Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

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A companion to the Newbery Honor-winning Ella Enchanted finds a young healer, Evie, transformed into an ogre by meddling fairy Lucinda, who establishes that Evie must accept a sincere proposal of marriage in order to break the curse. Ella Enchanted No. 2

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Operation Shufongfong by Vincent Bonjour. Illus by Pier Di Gia.

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A debut graphic novel, based on the Netflix animated series, finds ace reporter Geronimo Stilton, Thea, Trap and Benjamin investigating the kidnapping of rare lizard specimens from Mouse Museum at the same time a famous prince visits New Mouse City. Geronimo Stilton Reporter No. 1

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Oracle of Doom by D. J. MacHale

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Visiting an antique amusement park fortune-telling machine when its predictions start coming true, Theo receives a fortune predicting that life as he knows it will end on his 14th birthday. By the best-selling author of the Pendragon series. Library No. 3

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Out of Bounds by Elena Delle Donne

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When her basketball team loses a major game against their rivals, Elle begins to question her decision to remain with the team and worries that she will let everyone down if she decides to take a break from the sport. Hoops No. 3

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The Perfect Secret by Rob Buyea

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A sequel to The Perfect Score finds a relatable group of students navigating family dynamics, denial, secrets and lies during their seventh-grade year. By the award-winning author of Because of Mr. Terupt.

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Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters by Andrea Beaty. Illus by David Roberts.

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An aspiring young engineer who is wise enough to realize that her occasional failures are valuable learning experiences, Rosie Revere is enlisted by her aunt’s team of talented World War II airplane engineers to design a painting contraption that will help them win a mural competition. By the author of Ada Twist, Scientist. Questioneers No. 1

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Sasquatch and the Muckleshoot by Adam Gidwitz & Joseph Bruchac. Illus by Hatem Aly.

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Elliot and Uchenna team up with Jersey during a latest assignment from Professor Fauna to track down and rescue a new mythical creature, in a latest series entry by the Newbery Honor-winning author of The Inquisitor’s Tale. Unicorn Rescue Society No. 3

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The Season of Styx Malone by Kekla Magoon

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Longing for summertime adventures outside of their small Indiana community, two boys are enthralled by a cool newcomer who enlists their help in a series of escalating trade cons that rapidly put them in over their heads.

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The Secret of the Crystal Fairies by Thea Stilton

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When a crack is discovered in one of the maps in the Hall of Roses, the Thea sisters race to Crystal Kingdom, where they discover that an enchanted dragon has been wreaking havoc wherever he goes. Thea Stilton Special Edition No. 7

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Soof by Sarah Weeks

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A standalone follow-up to So B. It finds Aurora unhappily standing in the shadow of popular Heidi, who is credited as a good-luck charm by Aurora’s family until a house fire and the disappearance of Aurora’s beloved dog challenge her beliefs about love. By the award-winning co-author of Save Me a Seat.

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Spotlight on Coding Club! by Michelle Schusterman

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Published in partnership with the Girls Who Code organization, a latest series entry finds Erin hiding the truth about her debilitating anxiety while she and her coding club friends diligently work on an awesome program for an upcoming talent show. Girls Who Code No. 4

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Spy School Goes South by Stuart Gibbs

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Assigned to track down Murray Hill when he offers to identify the SPYDER elite, 13-year-old Ben Ripley is sent by his nemesis to Mexico, where their efforts to identify SPYDER leadership are complicated by rogue agents, trained assassins and very hungry crocodiles.

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Tom Gates Is Absolutely Fantastic at Some Things by L. Pichon

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Aided by his family when he forgets about a class trip, Tom participates in such activities as making rafts, eating snacks and observing unusual creatures while trying to avoid rival Marcus Meldrew. By the award-winning creator of My Big Brother, Boris. Tom Gates No. 5

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The Tornado Twins by Barry Lyga

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A latest entry in the popular middle-grade series based on the hit show finds Barry Allen continuing his mission to protect Central City from dangerous enemies. The Flash No. 3

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Train to Impossible Places: A Cursed Delivery by P. G. Bell

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When the Impossible Postal Express comes roaring through her living room, scientifically minded Suzy Smith sneaks on board only to be declared the train’s Deputy Post Master, a position that requires her to make a first delivery to a power-hungry villainess. Train to Impossible Places No. 1

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The Truth About Martians by Melissa Savage

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A skeptical boy and his friends organize a search when they start hearing weird sounds after something that looks like a flying saucer crash-lands next to their Roswell, New Mexico, farm. By the author of Lemons.

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Twice Magic by Cressida Cowell

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Witnessing the shocking consequences of the Stone That Takes Away Magic, boy wizard Xar and girl warrior Wish are forced to set aside their differences again in a dangerous region where they search for ingredients to stop an evil spell. Wizards of Once No. 2

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The Way of the Wizard by Richard Ashley Hamilton

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Complemented by full-color glossy images from the show, an epic adventure based on the hit Netflix series finds Jim struggling with the loss of a friend while trying to stop a brewing Troll civil war that threatens to spill into the human world. Trollhunters No. 5

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What Goes Up by Wen Jane Baragrey

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When a rogue NASA satellite falls out of orbit and starts heading straight for her infamous bad-luck roof, Robyn Tinkerbell Goodfellow resolves to track down her long-lost father for protection, and possibly a name change.

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Wicked Nix by Lena Coakley. Illus by Jaime Zollars.

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Left in charge by his beloved fairy queen to protect the forest from humans, mischievous woodland fairy Nix, the least honorable of the fairies, invents wicked tricks to chase away a determined invader, with unexpected results. By the author of Witchlanders.

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Wrath of the Dragon King by Brandon Mull

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Receiving information from a dark unicorn about a legendary talisman of power, the King of Dragons prepares to retake his native preserve after a humiliating defeat by Kendra and Seth, unaware that the stone he seeks is protected by a cursed castle. Dragonwatch No. 2

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Wreck-It Ralph 2 by Carla Jablonski

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An illustrated, choose-your-own-path middle-grade rendition of the Walt Disney Animation Studios sequel invites readers to travel through the Internet with Wreck-It Ralph and Vanellope von Schweetz.

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Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

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A sequel to Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow finds Morrigan and her best friend, Hawthorne Swift, assuming their studies as proud scholars in the elite Wundrous Society, where Morrigan is challenged to prove she belongs. Nevermoor No. 2

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