Not One Damsel in Distress: Heroic Girls from World Folklore

By Jane Yolen. An uplifting collection of strong-heroine folktales from around the world features artwork by the award-winning illustrator of Chato’s Kitchen and includes the stories of medieval knight Bradamante, Chinese serpent slayer Li Chi and Sioux warrior Makhta. 

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Hurricane Katrina Rescue

By Kate Messner. Ranger, the time-traveling search-and-rescue dog, travels to New Orleans as Hurricane Katrina approaches, threatening a young girl who is separated from her family members when the levees break. By the award-winning author of The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z.

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I Love You, Michael Collins

By Lauren Baratz-Logsted. In 1969, as her own family is falling apart, ten-year-old Mamie finds comfort in conducting a one-sided correspondence with the least famous astronaut heading toward the moon on Apollo 11.

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Worlds Collide

By Chris Colfer. With all of the fairy tale characters occupying the same world, Conner and Alex face their biggest challenge to date of restoring order to the human and fairy tale realms.

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Better Together

By Kallie George. Running a bustling Heartwood Hotel when spring comes to Fernwood Forest, Mona, Gilles and the rest of the staff work diligently to compete with a rival hotel by organizing a seasonally themed festival that is sabotaged by some decidedly uninvited guests. By the author of the Magical Animal Adoption Agency.

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Avalanche!

By Terry Lynn Johnson. Part of the Survivor Diaries, Twelve-year-old twins Ashley and Ryan are tested to the extreme when faced with a powerful avalanche while skiing in Wyoming’s Grand Teton mountains. Includes survival tips from the National Avalanche Center and U.S. Forest Service.

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Many: The Diversity of Life on Earth

By Nicola Davies. A follow-up to the award-winning Tiny Creatures combines lyrical text and lavishly detailed illustrations to introduce the vast diversity of life on Earth and explain how it is all part of a beautiful and complicated pattern that must be preserved for the benefit of all.

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The Girl Who Saved Christmas

By Matt Haig. A follow-up to the best-selling A Boy Called Christmas traces the story of the world’s first child to receive a Christmas present and the hardships that chip away at her hope, inadvertently draining magic levels at the North Pole.

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The Nutcracker Mice

By Kristin Kladstrup. A talented ballerina mouse resolves to save her production of The Nutcracker in time for the holidays at the same time a 9-year-old girl struggles to protect the tiny mouse dancers her custodian father has been ordered to exterminate. By the author of The Gingerbread Pirates and the illustrator of A Series of Unfortunate Events.

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The Long Way Home

Henry Whiskers and his cousin, Jeremy, must find their way back home—Queen Mary’s dollhouse—and to Windsor Castle with the help of a mysterious treasure map in this fun, fast-paced follow up to The Adventures of Henry Whiskers.

Little Henry Whiskers is thrilled when he discovers an old, crinkly map, complete with a giant X marking a spot, full of treasure—at least, that’s what Henry thinks. All he knows is that this map is something BIG—he can feel it right down to the tip of his tail.

But before he can share his exciting find with his cousin and best friend, Jeremy, they find themselves in the danger zone: The Windsor Castle Kitchen. And after being unceremoniously caught and thrown out of the castle, with nothing but the map, the two little mice realize they have bigger problems than being caught in the kitchen! How will they get back to the dollhouse?

With the help of his cousin, Jeremy and a fellow field mouse named Wisely, the cousins battle a hungry falcon, an endless and stormy lake, and the maze of landmarks on the Windsor Castle Grounds as they try to find his way back home—and discover the mysterious map is more connected to the Whiskers family than either of them could have ever imagined

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