Wednesday, November 16, 2011

New Fiction Books!

8 Class Pets+ 1 Squirrel Divided by 1 dog = Chaos- A dog chases a squirrel into an elementary school one night, creating monumental chaos.    

When the Lights Go Out- When his family is relocated to an army base in the middle of nowhere, Peyton Aldrich and his friends Gill and Dave decide to ready themselves for combat, and discover a dangerous terrorist plot involving a secret military weapon.   

North Woods Poachers- On an annual fishing trip in Canada, two cousins, Andy and CJ, discover two identical float-planes on the lake, and suspect they are owned by poachers smuggling turtles out of the area illegally. 

Monsters and Mischief- Can you crack the case with six clues or less? Welcome back to Moon Hollow, where mystery lurks around every corner--and four kids have come together to solve crimes and puzzles big and small. When a monster is sighted in the woods surrounding Moon Hollow, Viola, Sylvester, Rosie, and Woodrow know they're in for their creepiest case yet. But it's just one of fourteen mysteries competing for their attention. They'll have to uncover the truth in six clues or less--and readers are invited to guess alongside them each step of the way.

My Teacher Is An Alien- Uneasy about her new substitute teacher, Susan Simmons' suspicions about Mr. Smith are confirmed when she discovers he is an alien determined to bring some sixth-grade specimens back to his planet. 

The Son of Neptune- Demigod Percy Jackson, still with no memory, and his new friends from Camp Jupiter, Hazel and Frank, go on a quest to free Death, but their bigger task is to unite the Greek and Roman camps so that the Prophecy of Seven can be fulfilled.

Emmy and the Rats in the Belfry- Ten-year-old Emmy and her rodent friends must fend off the evil former nanny, Miss Barmy, as they search for Ratty's missing mother.

Crown of Earth-  Fifteen-year-old Prince Ederan and fourteen-year-olds Arisa and Weasel finally realize the true meaning and value of the symbols of power in Deorthas when the Falcon demands the sword and shield in exchange for Weasel's life. 

Bake Sale- Cupcake runs a successful bakery with his best friend, Eggplant, but dreams of going abroad to meet his idol, Turkish Delight, who is the most famous pastry chef in the world.

The Conductor- Pairing two seemingly disparate elements - an orchestra conductor and a grove of trees - illustrations appear to take flight before our eyes as the conductor prompts the leaves to rustle, then whirl, then swirl to unexpected life with each turn of the page. 

Bad Kitty Meets the Baby-  Bad Kitty is not pleased when a baby joins her family. Includes fun facts and tips for training a cat to perform tricks.  

Pride and Prejudice- At the turn of eighteenth-century England, spirited Elizabeth Bennet copes with the suit of the snobbish Mr. Darcy while trying to sort out the romantic entanglements of two of her sisters, sweet and beautiful Jane and scatterbrained Lydia. 

Lucky For Good- The residents of Hard Pan, California, come together to help Brigitte and Lucky when the County Health Department threatens to close down the café, and meantime Miles's life is complicated by his mother's return.

Goal Line-When identical twin brothers Ronde and Tiki Barber grow at different rates the summer before their last year at Hidden Valley Junior High, their relationship both on and off the football field changes.     

Mason Dixon: Pet Disasters- Nine-year-old Mason's parents keep trying to get him a pet, but until he and his best friend Brody adopt a three-legged dog, he is not interested. 

Hound Dog True- Mattie, a shy fifth-grader, wants to hide out at her new school by acting as apprentice to her Uncle Potluck, the custodian, but her plan falls apart when she summons the courage to speak about what matters most and finds a true friend. 

Mimi- Mimi is determined not to give up on anyone or anything, but since Mammy died, her father never smiles, her sister Sally is in a bad mood, brother Conor keeps to himself, and even Sparkler the dog does not want to go for walks. 

The Blackhope Enigma- Fourteeen-year-old Sunni, her stepbrother Dean, and an art-student friend trace the footsteps of a labyrinth built in Blackhope Tower by a mysterious and brilliant sixteenth-century artist, and suddenly find themselves trapped inside his enchanted painting, trying desperately to get out.  

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