The Secret of Nightingale Wood

By Lucy Strange. Finding herself alone in the wake of her mother’s illness, her father’s job abroad and her caregiver’s busy schedule, Henrietta, a girl growing up in the early 20th century, explores ghostly secrets in her new home. A first novel.

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The Doldrums and the Helmsley Curse

By Nicholas Gannon. A stand-alone sequel to The Doldrums finds an overjoyed Archer anticipating the imminent return of his famous explorer grandparents, whose high-profile disappearance onto an iceberg years earlier is being denounced as a hoax.

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The Getaway

By Jeff Kinney. Accompanying his family to a tropical island resort to escape the cold and stress of an approaching holiday season, Greg is dismayed when sun poisoning, stomach bugs and venomous critters cast a shadow over their much-needed vacation

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Illustrated Edition

By J.K. Rowling and Newt Scamander. Offers alphabetically arranged entries detailing the characteristics of such mythical beasts as hippogriffs, blast-ended skrewts, dragons, and unicorns.

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The Trials of Morrigan Crow

By Jessica Townsend. “A cursed child destined to die on her eleventh birthday is rescued and whisked away to a secret realm called Nevermoor and given the chance to compete for a place in a prestigious organization called the Wundrous Society”–

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Lost in the Pacific, 1942: Not a Drop to Drink

By Tod Olson. Documents the harrowing true story of a band of World War II soldiers whose plane crashed in the middle of the Pacific, forcing them to rely on each other for weeks to survive without supplies in the face of sharks, extreme heat, dehydration and starvation.

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The Player King

By Avi. In 1486 England, a penniless kitchen boy named Lambert Simnel is told by a mysterious friar that he, Lambert, is actually Prince Edward, the true King of England, setting him on a dangerous course to regain the throne. Based on a true story.

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Ghosts of Greenglass House

By Kate Milford. Spending another holiday season stuck in a house full of unusual guests who are not what they seem, 13-year-old Milo uncovers fresh clues alongside old and new friends who help him search for a mysterious map and a famous smuggler’s lost haul, in a sequel to the Edgar Award-winning Greenglass House.

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

By J.K. Rowling. An illustrated rendering of the third volume in the internationally best-selling series follows the efforts of the wizard Boy Who Lived to outmaneuver an escaped criminal believed to be the heir apparent to the Dark Lord.

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Wishtree

By Katherine Applegate. An old red oak tree tells how he and his crow friend, Bongo, help their human neighbors get along after a threat against an immigrant family is carved into the tree’s trunk.

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