The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid

By Dylan Thuras / Rosemary Mosco. The team behind the #1 bestselling Atlas Obscura presents a kid’s illustrated guide to 100 of the world’s most mesmerizing and mysterious wonders, both natural and manmade, in 47 countries and on every continent on earth. Travel the world through common points of interest, from sacred skeletons (Trunyan Tree cemetery in Indonesia leads you to India’s Skeleton Lake, for example) to wild waterfalls (while in Zambia visit the Devil’s Swimming Pool–and then move on to Antarctica’s Blood Falls) to ice caves to bioluminescence.

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Louisiana’s Way Home

By Kate DiCamillo. Louisiana Elefante’s granny wakes her up in the middle of the night and tells her they need to leave home immediately, and this time Granny intends for them never to return.

Just Breathe: Meditation, Mindfulness, Movement, and More

By Mallika Chopra. A fully illustrated go-to meditation guide, written by Deepak Chopra’s wellness-expert daughter, counsels children ages 8-12 on how to use breathing techniques and guided meditations for stress management, better sleep, self-confidence and improved focus.

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The Lightning Thief

By Rick Riordan. A deluxe illustrated gift edition of the internationally best-selling first entry in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series features lavish artwork by the illustrator of the Caldecott Honor-winning Blackout.

After learning that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea, Percy Jackson is sent to Camp Half-Blood, a summer camp for demigods, and becomes involved in a quest to prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.

The Lost Continent

By Tui Sutherland. After finding another continent on the planet, the dragons discover a new tribe.

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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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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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