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8-12 Year Old

They Call Me No Sam!

They Call Me No Sam!

Daywalt, Drew
$15.99

From Drew Daywalt, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Day the Crayons Quit, and illustrator Mike Lowery comes a heavily illustrated, paper-over-board middle grade novel about Sam, a noble pug who will go to any lengths to protect his family from the bad guys!

Meet Sam: an insolent pug--and incidental hero--who will stop at nothing to protect his family!

When scientists Elaine and Gary Peterson adopt Sam to keep their son, Justin, company in the midst of a top-secret research project, they never imagine the precocious pup will cause more harm than good. But from chewing up Elaine's hair dryer (the "brain-melting heat cannon") to his inability to be house-trained (who could resist the "pooping rug"?), the Petersons aren't sure how much more they can take. And that's before Sam starts harassing Justin's crush (and potential new friend), Phoebe, who Sam is sure is an evil wizard out to harm Justin.

But when a pair of crooks encroaches on the Peterson household in an attempt to steal their confidential findings, Sam's actions--never mind his reasoning for them--just may save the day.

Pete the Cat and the Bedtime Blues

Pete the Cat and the Bedtime Blues

Dean, James
$8.99

Bedtime is always fun with this hilarious bedtime story from Kimberly and James Dean's New York Times bestselling Pete the Cat series. Now available in paperback!

Pete the Cat and his friends are having so much fun playing and surfing in the sun, they don't want the day to end. Pete has an idea--how about a sleepover? Groovy!

As the night gets later, it's time for bed. This cool cat needs to catch some ZZZs, but Pete's friends aren't ready to go to sleep just yet. Then Pete has another idea--a bedtime story! But will it work?

The musical text and comforting repetition are perfect for nighttime read-alouds. Kids will be eager to snuggle under the covers and drift off to sleep to this bedtime story along with Pete's really cool friends.

Don't miss Pete's other adventures, including Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes, Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes, Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons, Pete the Cat Saves Christmas, Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses, Pete the Cat and the Bedtime Blues, Pete the Cat and the Cool Cat Boogie, Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes, Pete the Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party, Pete the Cat: Crayons Rock!, Pete the Cat's Groovy Imagination, and Pete the Cat Plays Hide-and-Seek.

Orris and Timble: The Beginning

Orris and Timble: The Beginning

DiCamillo, Kate
$16.99
From beloved storyteller Kate DiCamillo comes the first book in a warm and funny early-reader trilogy about a misanthropic rat and a naive owl--and the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

Orris the rat lives alone in an old barn surrounded by his treasures, until the day his solitude is disrupted by a sudden flutter of wings and a loud screech. A small owl has gotten caught in a trap in the barn. Can Orris "make the good and noble choice" (as the king on his prized sardine can might recommend) and rescue the owl, despite the fact that owls and rats are natural enemies? And if he does, will he be ready for the consequences? With humor and tenderness, two-time Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo brings us this first of three tales celebrating unlikely friendship and the power of sharing stories and doing the right thing--a soon-to-be classic brought to expressive life by the full-color illustrations of Carmen Mok.

Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Dickens, Charles
$9.99
Young Pip seems destined to follow in his family's humble footsteps. Then one day, an anonymous gift suddenly transforms him into a rich young man . . . but will it also transform his life for the better? Dickens's great bildungsroman, featuring iconic characters like Miss Havisham, is an enduring favorite in schools, libraries, and homes.
Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You

Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You

DiTerlizzi, Tony
$24.99
Discover the Field Guide that started it all in this lavishly illustrated guide to the world of the #1 New York Times bestselling Spiderwick series--now with refreshed art and updated backmatter!

In the #1 New York Times bestselling series, The Spiderwick Chronicles, readers were enthralled by the account of siblings Jared, Simon, and Mallory Grace, as they battled dwarves, goblins, elves, and a diabolical ogre in their efforts to hold on to their great-great uncle Arthur Spiderwick's life work--now collected in one volume!

Beginning with a thoughtful and informative introduction, progressing through six detailed sections featuring thirty-one faerie species, and culminating with an addendum that includes observations supplied by Jared Grace, this classic compendium to the worldwide Spiderwick phenomenon delivers enough information to satisfy even the most demanding faerie enthusiast. Not only will readers learn the habits and habitats of the fourteen fantastical beings featured in the bestselling chapter books, but they will be delighted and astonished by an additional seventeen creatures. Also included are dozens of snippets from Arthur Spiderwick's personal journal as well as cameos from a few series favorites.

In this refreshed edition, the restored art is more vibrant than ever, and there is additional content newly discovered from Arthur Spiderwick's archives, featuring creatures from books six through eight!

Giant Problem

Giant Problem

DiTerlizzi, Tony
$8.99
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the #1 New York Times bestselling Spiderwick Chronicles and get ready for the series soon to be streaming on Disney+ with this seventh installment in the fantastical adventures featuring updated text.

A Giant Problem was previously published under the series title Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles.

After his last tangle with the magical creatures in his stepsister's field guide, Nick is looking forward to kicking back and beating Laura at video games. But when even more fire-breathing giants begin to wake up, it's out of the frying pan and into the fire for the two siblings. Can they stop the giants before they destroy all of Florida?

Ironwood Tree

Ironwood Tree

DiTerlizzi, Tony
$8.99
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the #1 New York Times bestselling Spiderwick Chronicles and get ready for the series soon to be streaming on Disney+ with this fourth installment in the adventures of the Grace children featuring an all-new look.

First a pack of vile, smelly goblins snatch Simon. Then a band of elves try to entrap Jared. Why is the entire faerie world so eager to get their hands on Arthur Spiderwick's Guide? And will the Grace kids be left alone now that the Guide has mysteriously disappeared? Don't count on it.

At school, someone is running around pretending to be Jared. To make matters even worse, now Mallory has disappeared and something in the water is killing off the plants and animals. Clues point to the abandoned quarry just outside of town where the dwarves have taken over. Meanwhile, the faerie world's abuzz with the news that a creature with plans to rule the world has offered the dwarves a gift to join with him: a queen.

Lucinda's Secret

Lucinda's Secret

DiTerlizzi, Tony
$8.99
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the #1 New York Times bestselling Spiderwick Chronicles and get ready for the series soon to be streaming on Disney+ with this third installment in the adventures of the Grace children featuring an all-new look.

As if being attacked by goblins and a bridge troll weren't enough, Jared is now being targeted by Thimbletack. Simon is keeping an injured and very hungry griffin hidden in the carriage house. And Mallory is convinced the only way to get things back to normal is to get rid of the Guide. But that doesn't seem to be an option. With more creatures from Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You popping up, the Guide seems to be the only protection the Grace kids have. But why do the faeries want it so badly? There's only one person to go to for answers--their fragile and confused Aunt Lucinda.

Nixie's Song

Nixie's Song

DiTerlizzi, Tony
$8.99
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the #1 New York Times bestselling Spiderwick Chronicles and get ready for the series soon to be streaming on Disney+ with this sixth installment in the fantastical adventures featuring updated text.

The Nixie's Song was previously published under the series title Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles.

The Spiderwick Chronicles leaves the old-fashioned charm of New England far behind and heads south for some fiendish faerie fun in the hot Florida sun. Eleven-year-old Nicholas Vargas only thinks his life has been turned upside down after his developer father remarries and moves his new wife and daughter into the soon-to-be completed Mangrove Hollow.

But an expedition to a nearby lake turns up a little nixie with a giant problem--the huge, lumbering, fire-breathing variety--and it's up to Nick; his stepsister, Laurie; and his big brother, Julian to figure out the best way to stop a host of rampaging giants before all of Florida goes up in smoke.

Seeing Stone

Seeing Stone

DiTerlizzi, Tony
$8.99
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the #1 New York Times bestselling Spiderwick Chronicles and get ready for the series soon to be streaming on Disney+ with this second installment in the adventures of the Grace children featuring an all-new look.

Thanks to the mysterious field guide left behind by their long-lost great-great-uncle, Arthur Spiderwick, life for the Grace kids--Jared, Simon, and Mallory--is beyond weird. When Simon goes missing, Jared is convinced creatures from the faerie world have something to do with it. Mallory is not convinced. That is, until she and Jared contend with a band of menacing, marauding goblins. Simon is clearly in danger, and it's up to Mallory and Simon to save him before it's too late.