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5W3: The Red Maze
SKU: 978-1101935927

R. J. Palacio, #1 New York Times bestselling author of WONDER, hails this adventure series as "Mind-blowingly beautiful. . . . A must-read."

Think Star Wars meets Avatar: The Last Airbender

In book 3, Oona Lee is determined to light Moon Yatta's beacon and continue her quest to save the galaxy. But reaching the red beacon means navigating an impossible maze of pipes and facing devious enemies at every turn. Luckily, her friend Jax Amboy has returned from his adventures transformed Now he must confront the owner of his former starball team, a ruthless businessman who will stop at nothing to get his best player back on the field . . . and who can grant them access to the beacon. Meanwhile, Oona and An Tzu find a mysterious rebel leader and release a surprising power within Oona's magic. Will they make it in time to stop the evil force seeking to rule the 5 Worlds?

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5W1: The Sand Warrior
SKU: 978-1101935866

R. J. Palacio, #1 New York Times bestselling author of WONDER, hails this adventure series as “Mind-blowingly beautiful. . . . A must-read.”

Think Star Wars meets Avatar: The Last Airbender!


The Five Worlds are on the brink of extinction unless five ancient and mysterious beacons are lit. When war erupts, three unlikely heroes will discover there’s more to themselves—and to their worlds—than meets the eye. . . .
 
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5W2: The Cobalt Prince
SKU: 978-1101935910

5 Worlds. 3 Unlikely Heroes. 1 Epic Battle for the Galaxy!

Oona Lee surprised everyone--including herself--when she lit the first beacon to save the Five Worlds from extinction. Can she light the other four beacons in time? Next stop, Toki! On the blue planet, Oona must face the sister who left her, and bring to light the Cobalt Prince's dark secrets. Meanwhile, An Tzu is fading away as his mysterious illness gets worse. Will it stop him from joining the fight? Or will his unique magic be just what the team needs? And Jax Amboy is a hero on the starball field, but in a moment of real danger, will he risk everything to save his friends?

Oona must rely on some surprising new allies in order to stop a terrible plot from unfolding and continue her quest across the 5 WORLDS!
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Boogie Knights
SKU: 978-0689876394

Place: the castle 
Time: late 
Event: the Madcap Monster Ball, 
the rockin'-est 
knee-knockin'-est 
beboppin'-est 
party of them all. 

It's impossible to sleep through. 
Just ask the prince 
Or his off-the-wall princess 
Or any of their seven 
(count 'em, seven) 

Boogie Knights.
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How to Read a Story
SKU: 9781452112336

Step One: Find a story. (A good one.)

Step Two: Find a reading buddy. (Someone nice.)

Step Three: Find a reading spot. (Couches are cozy.)

Now: Begin.

Accomplished storytellers Kate Messner and Mark Siegel chronicle the process of becoming a reader: from pulling a book off the shelf and finding someone with whom to share a story, to reading aloud, predicting what will happen, and—finally—coming to The End. This picture book playfully and movingly illustrates the idea that the reader who discovers the love of reading finds, at the end, the beginning.

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Long Night Moon
SKU: 9780689854262

Have you ever stopped to consider what might be revealed in one spot over one year by twelve unique and exquisite full moons?

Inspired by the Native American custom of naming full moons, Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant joins artist Mark Siegel and invites readers to reflect on 12 wonderful full moons and the unique nights upon which each sheds its beautiful light. 

"In each spread, while Siegel evokes landscape and fauna in deep blues, grays, black and brown, the moon looms with an unearthly glow." Kirkus Reviews

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Moving House
SKU: 978-1596436350

The fog in Foggytown was so thick that people bumped into parking meters . . . and streetlamps . . . and each other!

So Joey and Chloe's parents decide it's time to move. But Joey and Chloe love their house. And as it turns out, their house loves them . . . and has a very special and utterly fantastic way of taking matters into its own hands.

Comic- and picture-book star Mark Siegel has spun a delightful and compelling fantasy for young picture book readers, illustrated in a unique style that combines elements of traditional picture book, comic, and animation art.

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Oskar and the Eight Blessings
SKU: 9781596439498

Winner of the 2015 National Jewish Book Award for Children's Literature

A refugee seeking sanctuary from the horrors of Kristallnacht, Oskar arrives by ship in New York City with only a photograph and an address for an aunt he has never met. It is both the seventh day of Hanukkah and Christmas Eve, 1938. As Oskar walks the length of Manhattan, from the Battery to his new home in the north of the city, he passes experiences the city's many holiday sights, and encounters it various residents. Each offers Oskar a small act of kindness, welcoming him to the city and helping him on his way to a new life in the new world. This is a heartwarming, timeless picture book.

Booklist Editors' Choice
Kansas State Reading Circle

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SAILOR TWAIN, or the Mermaid in the Hudson
SKU: 978-1596439269

* For Mature Readers*
One hundred years ago. On the foggy Hudson River, a riverboat captain rescues an injured mermaid from the waters of the busiest port in the United States. A wildly popular―and notoriously reclusive―author makes a public debut. A French nobleman seeks a remedy for a curse. As three lives twine together and race to an unexpected collision, the mystery of the Mermaid in the Hudson deepens.

A beguiling love story with elements of Melville, Conrad, Twain, Hemingway, and Greek mythology, drawn in moody black-and-white charcoal, this new paperback edition of the New York Times Best-Selling graphic novel by author/illustrator Mark Siegel is a study in romance, atmosphere, and suspense. Don't miss Sailor Twain.

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Seadogs: An Epic Ocean Operetta
SKU: 9781416941033

Beware! When Old Seadog decides on "one last sail," he invites his good friends Brave Beagle and Dear Dachshund along for the ride. But the sea is filled with danger -- storms rage and pirates abound! Will the three friends end up as a dog meat? 

Come set sail and sing along with this boisterous canine crew. Who knows what surprises lie ahead! 


*WINNER OF THE TEXAS BLUEBONNET AWARD*

CCBC Choices Award (Cooperative Children's Book Council)

NYPL 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing



 
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To Dance
SKU: 9780689867477

Dancers are young when they first dream of dance. Siena was six -- and her dreams kept skipping and leaping, circling and spinning, from airy runs along a beach near her home in Puerto Rico, to dance class in Boston, to her debut performance on stage with the New York City Ballet. 

To Dance tells and shows the fullness of her dreams and her rhapsodic life they led to. Part family history, part backstage drama, here is an original, firsthand book about a young dancer's beginnings -- and beyond.

AWARDS
  •  ALA Notable Children's Books
  •  ALA Robert F. Sibert Award Honor Book
  •  Garden State Children's Book Award Nominee (NJ)
  •  Garden State Teen Book Award Nominee (NJ)
  •  ILA/CBC Children's Choices
  •  Keystone to Reading Book Award Master List (PA)
  •  NCTE Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts
  •  School Library Journal Best Books of the Year
  •  Utah Beehive Award Master List
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