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8-12 Year Old

Two Degrees

Two Degrees

Gratz, Alan
$17.99

The instant #1 New York Times bestseller!

#1 New York Times bestselling author Alan Gratz (Refugee; Ground Zero) is back, tackling the urgent topic of climate change in this breathtaking, action-packed novel that will keep readers turning pages while making their own plans to better the world.

Fire. Ice. Flood. Three climate disasters.

Four kids fighting for their lives.

Akira is riding her horse in the California woods when a wildfire sparks--and grows scarily fast. How can she make it to safety when there are flames everywhere?

Owen and his best friend, George, are used to seeing polar bears on the snowy Canadian tundra. But when one bear gets way too close for comfort, do the boys have any chance of surviving?

Natalie hunkers down at home as a massive hurricane barrels toward Miami. When the floodwaters crash into her house, Natalie is dragged out into the storm--with nowhere to hide.

Akira, Owen, George, and Natalie are all swept up in the devastating effects of climate change. They are also connected in ways that will shock them--and could alter their destinies forever.

Bestselling author Alan Gratz is at the top of his game, shining a light on our increasingly urgent climate crisis while spinning an action-packed story that will keep readers hooked--and inspire them to take action.

Melanie says: A timely book by the author of "Refugee". Hurricanes, wildfires, and melting glaciers across the world, endangering humans and wildlife. Three intertwining stories of kids in Miami, northern California, and Manitoba whose very lives are threatened by the effects of climate change. A wonderful book for families to read and discuss. As one character says, "Nobody has to do everything, but everybody has to do something".

Olga and the Smelly Thing from Nowhere

Olga and the Smelly Thing from Nowhere

Gravel, Elise
$13.99

A Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year!

Meet Olga, the amazing child scientist who LOVES animals (because they are super-cute)! Brightly put this heavily illustrated don't-miss book on their Ultimate Summer Reading List for 9- to 12-Year-Olds.

Olga and the Smelly Thing from Nowhere is jam-packed with fun: vibrant illustrations, word bubbles, quirky humor, olgamus facts, and plenty of excitement for readers who love making discoveries and meeting new friends. Olga is a charming combination of independent, curious, and smart--making her the coolest girl scientist around--perfect for fans of Dork Diaries and Captain Underpants.

When Olga crosses paths with a weird creature and becomes the first kid to discover the species olgamus ridiculus, she is ecstatic! What does an olgamus eat? How does it poop? Why does its burp sound like the word rubber? With her trusty observation notebook and the help of a librarian, a shopkeeper, and some friends, Olga sets out to do science--learning the facts about her smelly, almost-furry pal and searching for him when he goes missing. The scientific method is the best way to discover anything!

InvestiGators: Agents of S.U.I.T. 1

InvestiGators: Agents of S.U.I.T. 1

Green, John Patrick
$10.99

InvestiGators fans, rejoice! Get ready to dive into the first volume of AGENTS OF S.U.I.T., featuring the weird and wacky co-workers of everyone's favorite sewer-sleuthing super-agents, Mango and Brash!

At S.U.I.T. headquarters, Cilantro the Chameleon finally gets what she's been waiting for: a field assignment. Only...it's literally out in the middle of a field, and her orders are so vague, she can hardly tell what she's supposed to be investigating. But as she begins to uncover a sheep-led worker's rights revolt and an alien invasion conspiracy--not to mention a spooky haunting at the abandoned S.U.I.T. field outpost--Cilantro steps into her own V.E.S.T. as a valued member of the S.U.I.T. team. From InvestiGators mastermind John Patrick Green, the world of S.U.I.T. has never been more fun!

InvestiGators: Ants in Our P.A.N.T.S.

InvestiGators: Ants in Our P.A.N.T.S.

Green, John Patrick
$12.99

Super-spies Mango and Brash are bugging out in InvestiGators: Ants in Our P.A.N.T.S, the latest chapter in the hilarious adventure series from John Patrick Green. With more than three million copies in print, these comics have legs - more than six, even!

With agent Brash trapped in a mysterious coma, the technicians at S.U.I.T. have designed the ultimate replacement: RoboBrash! This high-tech replica has been programmed with all of the original Brash's crime-fighting skills and knowhow―but it seems he's got a few bugs in his system! Will Mango and his new partner be enough to stop the giant ants that are on a rampage in the city? Orchestrated by the spaced-out villain, Maestronaut, and Houdino, the dinosaur escape artist, it seems criminals are certainly upping the ANT-y!

InvestiGators: Heist and Seek

InvestiGators: Heist and Seek

Green, John Patrick
$12.99

Sewer surfing super-sleuths Mango & Brash are back in InvestiGators: Heist and Seek, the sixth volume in John Patrick Green's smash hit series with more than three million books in print!

When rare paintings go missing, the InvestiGators are called on the scene...the ART SCENE!

Mango and Brash go undercover and under canvas as internationally renowned painters to expose a crook who has truly mastered the art of CRIME! Can they recover the missing masterpieces and save the city art museum's fundraising gala before it's too late...and they run out of appetizers? Find out in this latest pièce de résistance of action-packed illustrated fun.

Dinged

Dinged

Greenwald, Tommy
$17.99
In Tommy Greenwald's Dinged, the companion novel to the acclaimed hit Game Changer, a star football player watches his father deteriorate from injuries he suffered playing the very same sport.

Caleb Springer is the up-and-coming star freshman quarterback on the high school football team, which isn't a surprise considering his dad, Sammy Springer, was an NFL superstar and is now the town celebrity. College scouts are already snooping around Caleb, and his future seems set.

But just as Caleb's glory days begin, his dad starts to change. He's forgetting things and getting angry at random times. Caleb is soon forced to confront a bleak possibility: The sport that gives him so much status and self-worth might be the cause of his dad's strange behavior. Will Caleb keep playing the sport of his dreams, even if he knows how dangerous it can be?

"The author folds frightening scenes with an injured teammate and another ex-NFL player into the story as he takes his confused protagonist through the championship game to a decision that may be smart even if just possibly too late . . . A cogent cautionary tale." --Kirkus Reviews

Manatee Summer

Manatee Summer

Griffith, Evan
$9.99

In this poignant middle grade contemporary debut that New York Times bestselling author Katherine Applegate calls "by turns heartbreaking and heart-healing," Evan Griffith beautifully captures all the tenderness and uncertainty that come with caring for family, friends, and the natural world.

Peter and his best friend, Tommy, have a goal for their last summer before middle school: finish their Discovery Journal, a catalog of the wildlife around their Florida town. When they spot a manatee in a canal, Peter knows they've found something special--and when the manatee is injured by a boat, something to protect!

As Peter joins the fight to save Florida manatees, he also finds himself taking care of his ailing grandfather and facing an unwelcome surprise that jeopardizes his friendship with Tommy. Soon Peter is adrift, navigating shifting tides and realizing that he has as much to discover about himself as he does about the world around him.



Grimm's Fairy Tales - Kid Classics

Grimm's Fairy Tales - Kid Classics

Grimm, Jacob
$17.95

Now the classic fairy tale collection by the Brothers Grimm is a modern illustrated chapter storybook perfect for kids! Kid Classics: Grimm's Fairy Tales is an irresistibly magical book--and just the right amount of scary!

The Brothers Grimm collected this hugely popular book of age-old European fairytales more than two hundred years ago. Now, here is the enchanting new just-for-kids version, abridged and retold for a young modern audience while remaining true to the captivating original text.
These are stories that you can't put down: Cinderella dashes out of the ball, leaving a glass slipper. Red Riding Hood walks bravely through the dark forest. Hansel and Gretel discover a house made of sparkling treats. Readers will relive these timeless tales, along the way learning lessons about greed, truth, love, bravery, and illusion. With page after page of captivating illustrations by Maïté Schmitt, this magical hardcover will be the fought over favorite in your home and schoolroom!

This just-for-kids retelling of Brothers Grimm classic Grimm's Fairy Tales:

  • Is an abridged, child-friendly version of fairy tale collection
  • Has just the right amount of spooky
  • Features beautiful illustrated hardcover with illustrations in each chapter
  • Is perfect for homeschooling, school reading challenges, and beginning readers
  • Golden Swift

    Golden Swift

    Grossman, Lev
    $16.99
    The thrilling sequel to #1 NYT bestselling author Lev Grossman's The Silver Arrow, in which Kate and Tom confront the limits of what even magic can do.

    A lot has changed for Kate in a year. She and Tom are now full-fledged conductors of the steam-powered, animal-saving Great Secret Intercontinental Railway. Life is good!

    Or good-ish, anyway. Her uncle Herbert has gone missing, and the worsening climate means that there are more and more animals that need help all the time. How many times does Kate have to save the world before it stays saved?

    And her real life isn't exactly perfect either. She flunked her audition for the junior high musical and got stuck in the chorus, while her archenemy Jag got a lead.

    So, out of desperation, Kate breaks the rules and takes the Silver Arrow out on an unsanctioned mission, to find Uncle Herbert and bring back balance to the world. But she quickly discovers she's not the only one on the Great Secret Intercontinental Railway. There's a mysterious train called the Golden Swift out there too, with an agenda of its own. Is it an ally? A rival? An enemy? A bit of all three?

    The question will turn Kate's world upside down, take her from the Scottish Highlands to the Australian outback to the bottom of the Bering Sea, and lead her straight on a collision course with the mysterious masters of the Great Secret Intercontinental Railway itself. Because when you're a human being fighting to save nature, are you the hero or are you the villain? There are no simple answers.

    Falling Out of Time

    Falling Out of Time

    Haddix, Margaret Peterson
    $10.99

    Return to the world of the bestselling Running Out of Time with this middle grade thriller from Margaret Peterson Haddix, where Zola discovers she's related to Jessie Keyser and her seemingly perfect utopian world is covering up a dark reality.

    Twelve-year-old Zola thinks she has the perfect life. She thinks everyone does, now that it's 2193, and humanity has solved all its problems. Insta-Closets deliver new clothes every morning, Insta-Ovens deliver gourmet meals on demand, and virtual reality goggles let her have any adventure she wants, with friends from all over the world.

    Then one day Zola finds a handwritten note in her Insta-Closet:

    If you want to see things as they really are, come find me.

    What if Zola's wrong about everything--even the year? As she struggles to figure out who wrote the note, she discovers a printed book in her Insta-Closet called The Jessie Keyser Story: How One Girl Escaped from Clifton Village. Zola wonders: Who is Jessie Keyser, and why does she look like her . . . and what else do they have in common?

    In this sequel to the classic novel Running Out of Time, Margaret Peterson Haddix has crafted a riveting page-turner that captures the terrors of a world where nothing seems real--but finding out who really loves you still matters.