Childrens BOOK TITLES PUBLISHED IN JULY 2018
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80 Days or Die by Peter Lerangis
A next entry in the trilogy inspired by Jules Verne’s classic finds Max Tilt investigating his famous ancestor’s mythological recovery in the hope of finding a cure for his mother’s progressing illness. By the best-selling author of the Seven Wonders series. Max Tilt No. 2
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Adventure Time Comics, No. 5 by Pendleton Ward. Text by Jeffrey Brown & Michael Moreci. Illus by Christopher Mitten.
A latest collection of comics featuring fan-favorite characters from Adventure Time finds Princess Bubblegum, Finn, Jake and the rest of the gang organizing a picnic around such challenges as a yard sale and some rather bizarre dentist appointments.
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The Basque Dragon by Adam Gidwitz, Jesse Casey & Christopher Smith. Illus by Hatem Aly.
A next assignment from the mysterious Professor Fauna sends Elliot, Uchenna and Jersey across the Atlantic Ocean to the Basque Country, where the Schmoke Brothers complicate their efforts to rescue another firebreathing charge. Unicorn Rescue Society No. 2
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Black 2 & White 2 by Hidenori Kusaka. Illus by Satoshi Yamamoto.
A latest graphic-novel anthology finds Whitley struggling with her growing attraction to new International Police Inspector Blake, who teams up with Officer Looker to investigate whether Whitley is a Team Plasma spy. Pokémon Adventures No. 2
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Bumblebee at Super Hero High by Lisa Yee, et al.
When the world’s honey supply starts to drop at the same time some of her old tech goes missing, super student Bumblebee teams up with her fellow girl superheroes to track down a sneaky villain. By the award-winning author of Millicent Min, Girl Genius.
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City of Islands by Kali Wallace
Losing her home and chance to study magic when her guardian is killed by a rival, Mara is forced into ocean scavenging work to survive before her discovery of the remains of an extinct species leads to an opportunity in the fortress of a murderous sorcerer.
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Cottons: The Secret of the Wind by Jim Pascoe. Illus by Heidi Arnhold.
A first volume in a graphic-novel trilogy set in a world filled with sentient animals where magic, technology and art are used as weapons of war traces the harrowing experiences of a humble rabbit whose secret artistic magic is targeted by exploitative adversaries. Cottons No. 1
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Denis Ever After by Tony Abbott
A ghost who is unable to move on until his surviving twin is at peace visits his hometown to solve the mystery behind his death and heal the breach his loss has triggered in his parents’ marriage. By the award-winning author of the Copernicus Legacy.
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The Door to the Lost by Jaleigh Johnson
The bestselling author of The Mark of the Dragonfly presents a fantasy adventure, partly inspired by the works of L. Frank Baum, that finds two magical friends enduring lives as refugees in a world that does not trust magic.
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Dreaming Dangerous by Lauren DeStefano
Four students at a school for orphans with supernatural powers unite in their dreams to go on thrilling quests until one of them receives a warning that they are in danger and another goes missing amid rumors about their school’s dark agenda. By the author of The Internment Chronicles.
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Fluttershy Balances the Scales by Sadie Chesterfield
A latest entry in the middle-grade series expanding on My Little Pony: The Movie features Fluttershy in an original adventure in the ocean world of Seaquestria. My Little Pony: Beyond Equestria No. 4
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The Game Masters of Garden Place by Denis Markell
A quirky Dungeons & Dragons-inspired adventure finds a group of sixth-graders astonished by the accidental summoning of their fantasy game characters into real life, where a wild adventure tests the limits of their RPG skills and friendship. By the author of Click Here to Start.
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Gravity Falls: Lost Legends: 4 All New Adventures by Alex Hirsch. Illus by Disney Storybook Art Team.
A collection of four all-new strange stories from the sleepy town of Gravity Falls is presented in one original graphic novel.
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The Griffin’s Feather by Cornelia Caroline Funke
A Greenbloom team mission to help the world’s last surviving Pegasus safely hatch its eggs under the wing of a dangerous griffin is complicated by enduring hostilities between the dragon and griffin worlds. By the best-selling author of the Inkheart trilogy. Dragon Rider No. 2
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A Hint of Hydra by Heidi Lang & Kati Bartkowski
A follow-up to A Dash of Dragon finds 13-year-old chef Lailu Loganberry preparing a mystical feast for the king’s executioner while navigating a brewing war between controversial scientists and vengeful elves.
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The Knight’s Armor by Paul Gamble
A conclusion to the trilogy that includes The Monster’s Daughter finds Ministry of SUITs operatives Jack and Trudy tackling a mission involving abnormal gatherings of suspicious birds, kids that transform into monsters and other wacky phenomena. Ministry of SUITs No. 3
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The Land of Yesterday by K. A. Reynolds
A metaphorical fantasy follows the efforts of a young girl to repair her grief-stricken family in the aftermath of her little brother’s tragic death by traveling into the Land of Yesterday, where fantastical challenges threaten to trap her soul.
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Life According to Og the Frog by Betty G. Birney
Missing his former home, Og the Frog joins new best friend, Humphrey the hamster, as a class pet in Room 26 only to have so much fun making up songs and poems that he worries he will be returned to his pond.
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Lucky Little Things by Janice Erlbaum
An eighth-grader struggling with loss receives a mysterious letter telling her to write a list of 10 lucky things she wants to happen and that she will get everything she wants, a situation that helps her gain a bigger-picture understanding of how luck works.
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Making Friends by Kristen Gudsnuk
When she and her friends are placed in different classes and begin exploring separate interests at the start of seventh grade, Danny inherits a magic sketchbook and uses it to create a perfect best friend, with unexpected results. By the creator of the Henchgirl comic series.
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Margot and Mateo Save the World by Darcy Miller
Discovering that alien slugs are taking control of the adults in their community, two students team up with their scientist friend in the hope of saving the world without getting in trouble for skipping school. By the author of Roll.
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Max’s Story by W. Bruce Cameron. Illus by Richard Cowdrey.
Knowing that small-town girl CJ is destined to be his forever companion, adorable city pup Max practices his gentle skills in spite of his take-charge personality in hopes of making friends and introducing CJ to city life. Dog’s Purpose Puppy Tales No. 4
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My Year in the Middle by Lila Quintero Weaver
A first middle-grade book by the creator of the Darkroom graphic memoir is set in a racially polarized classroom in 1970 Alabama and follows the experiences of a talented multicultural sixth-grader whose bravery is challenged by a new friendship.
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Nightbooks by J. A. White
A young boy is imprisoned by a witch in a New York apartment and must tell her a new scary story each night in order to stay alive. By the author of the Thickety series.
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Not So Normal Norbert by James Patterson & Joey Green. Illus by Hatem Aly.
Living on a strictly controlled future Earth where nobody is permitted to stand out in any way, Norbert Riddle is arrested for doing a funny impression of the world’s dictator and is exiled to a planet filled with wacky, creative individuals.
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Pennybaker School Is Revolting by Jennifer Brown. Illus by Marta Kissi.
Sixth-grader Thomas Fallgrout’s efforts to settle into a normal routine at Pennybaker School for the Uniquely Gifted are turned upside-down by a bizarre substitute teacher’s assignment. By the award-winning author of Life on Mars. Pennybaker School No. 2
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Power Play by Beth McMullen
When the creator of a popular video game is kidnapped, Abby and her friends at Mrs. Smith’s Spy School for Girls visit other world regions to investigate clues that an ever bigger scheme is unfolding. Mrs. Smith’s Spy School for Girls No. 2
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The Principal Strikes Back by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Victor Starspeeder’s third year at Jedi Academy finds him navigating a strict new droid principal’s high-stress regulations and other school changes that are tied to a mysterious secret. By the award-winning creator of the Lunch Lady series. Star Wars: Jedi Academy No. 6
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The Rhino in Right Field by Stacy DeKeyser
A boy who loves baseball endeavors to negotiate the expectations of his hardworking immigrant parents, and a rhinoceros in the outfield, to become a batboy as part of his personal pursuit of the American dream.
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Scream and Scream Again!: A Horror-Mystery Anthology by R. L. Stine, et al.
An original anthology of scary short stories, collected in conjunction with the Mystery Writers of America, includes contributions by such bestselling genre favorites as Bruce Hale, Chris Rabenstein and Wendy Corsi Staub.
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Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe by Jo Watson Hackl
Hearing stories all her life about an artist’s secret painted room, Cricket ties her hopes for her absent mother’s return to her impulsive decision to run away to find the room in an old ghost town, where a poetry-loving dog holds an important secret.
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Star vs. the Forces of Evil: The Magic Book of Spells by Daron Nefcy & Amber Benson. Illus by Dominic Bisignano & Daron Nefcy.
A full-color jacketed hardcover version of The Magic Book of Spells contains every spell ever seen on the hit television show, plus the history of Mewni as told by 13 queens, as well as secrets, magic and notes from Star Butterfly, offering fans of Star vs. the Forces of Evil all the inside information and a chance to meet four never-seen-before queens. Book jacket doubles as an exclusive Mewberty Wings tarot card poster.
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Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. Cinestory Comic Edition by Disney.
A graphic-novel rendering of the fifth story in the iconic Star Wars franchise is comprised of final script dialogue and high-resolution movie images and is designed to introduce a new generation of fans to key storyline developments.
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Stu Truly by Dan Richards
A 12-year-old boy navigates the murky waters of adolescence when he discovers that the lies he is telling to impress his crush are spiraling out of control. A first novel by the author of The Problem With NOT Being Scared of Monsters.
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The Turning by Emily Whitman
Left in the care of a recluse while his selkie mother searches for ways to restore him to their clan, a half-selkie boy without a seal pelt experiences wondrous, life-threatening dangers that make him question where he truly belongs.
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The Turnkey of Highgate Cemetery by Allison Rushby
The 12-year-old ghost caretaker of the souls buried at World War II London’s Highgate Cemetery encounters the ghost of a German soldier carrying a suspicious object before uncovering a plot that threatens both the living and spirit worlds.
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Who Ghost There? by Karla Sakas Shropshire
Wanting to capture video proof of the paranormal activities in the Loud House to send to his favorite ghost-hunter television show, Lincoln teams up with Clyde only to find the tables turned on them by beings who claim the house for themselves. Loud House No. 1
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Willa of the Wood by Robert Beatty
A first entry in a new series set in the magical world of Serafina finds a young night-spirit thief stranded in the hostile world of the day-folk, where she discovers that the foundations that have guarded the Faeran for eons are under attack.
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