The Burning Maze

By Rick Riordan. The Greek god Apollo, cast down to earth as the human teenager Lester Papadopoulos, and his demigod friends must go through the Labyrinth to find the third emperor–and an Oracle who speaks in word puzzles–somewhere in the American Southwest.

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Star Wars Block: Over 100 Words Every Fan Should Know

By Lucasfilm Ltd. A latest entry in the best-selling series takes readers through a tour of the Star Wars films, highlighting popular characters, events and keywords using die-cut shapes and engaging movie-inspired artwork. Movie tie-in.

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The Space Adventurer’s Guide: Your Passport to the Coolest Things to See and Do in the Universe

By Peter McMahon. It’s not just astronauts who get to travel into space anymore. Forward-thinking entrepreneurs have now made space flight a reality for adventure-seekers of all kinds. And just in time, here’s a travel guide for kids to plan their own out-of-this-world journeys. Eight potential space vacations are described, one per chapter, complete with information about pre-trip preparations (like training to withstand extreme g-forces), accommodations and dining (hot dogs in zero gravity, anyone?), awesome activities (how about a real moon walk?) and so much more. The trips range from orbiting Earth (available now), to voyaging through Saturn’s rings, which may be possible within the next few decades. Featuring the coolest things to see and do in the universe, these space vacations are not to be missed! Award-winning science journalist Peter McMahon has come up with an intriguing concept sure to pique a young reader’s interest in all things outer space. Based on the latest science and featuring first-person accounts from experts in the field, this book is chock-full of opportunities for science and technology lessons. With kid-sized bursts of text (including loads of amazing, and sometimes icky, facts), fascinating photographs of everyday life on actual space flights, as well as fun-filled illustrations from Josh Holinaty, this hugely appealing book is also one that children will gladly pick up on their own — and devour. A glossary and index are included.

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Lost in the Jungle

By Bill Nye and Gregory Mone. When famed inventor Hank Witherspoon goes missing, Jack and his brilliant siblings discover clues in the inventor’s ransacked office and travel deep into the Amazon jungle, where they must overcome a series of dangerous obstacles to save their friend and protect his promising innovation.

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Born to be Good

By Michael Fry. Twelve-year-old do-gooder Victor Spoil, a disappointment to his supervillain parents, must save the world from an evil scheme to enslave the superheroes and villains.

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Brooklyn House Magician’s Manual: Your Guide to Egyptian Gods & Creatures, Glyphs & Spells, and More

By Rick Riordan.

“An official Rick Riordan companion guide places readers in the identity of a magically powered descendant of ancient Egyptian royalty who must embark on Carter Kane’s “”training program”” by taking themed quizzes and learning about the culture’s deities, creatures and mysterious symbols.”

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The Last

By Katherine Applegate. Fearing she may be the last of her kind, Byx sets off to find a safe haven and to see if the legends of hidden dairnes are true.

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A Church for All

By Gayle E. Pitman.

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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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Return

ReturnThe lonely protagonist returns to her fantastical world for friendship and adventure, where only the most powerful motivations persuade her to return home.

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