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Battle of the Bands by  Melody Reed
Keyboardist Jasmine, age eight, tries to convince her bandmates, Maggie, Becca, and Scarlet, to prove themselves in a Battle of the Bands competition, despite their poor equipment.
Series -
The Major Eights
Hero Dog! by  Hilde Lysiak
"Nine-year-old Hilde Lysiak is an aspiring reporter with her own newspaper, the Orange Street News, and she is investigating break-ins and missing baked goods--and with the help of Zeus, a little dog with a big bark, she intends to track down the thief who is trying to steal a win in the Bake-Off Bonanza, one of Selinsgrove's biggest events."
Inspector Flytrap by Tom Angleberger
Hoping to become the greatest detective that ever grew, Inspector Flytrap, a Venus Flytrap, and his assistant, Nina the Goat, investigate "big deal" mysteries at an art museum, a cookie shop, and a garden.
Let's Mooove! by Courtney Sheinmel
"On the last day of second grade, twins Finn and Molly discover a magical camper in their driveway that takes them from Ohio to Colorado, where they must save a famous cow."
Moldylocks and the Three Beards by Noah Z. Jones
After falling through the refrigerator into the Land of Fake Believe, Princess meets a girl named Moldylocks who takes her to the home of the Three Beards for chili--but when the Beards capture her friend, Princess must come up with a plan to save her.
Peter Powers and His Not-So-Super Powers! by Kent Clark
When Captain Tornado begins robbing banks, will Peter Powers and his totally lame superpowers step up to save the day?
Series -
Peter Powers
Stranger Things by David Lubar
When ordinary third-grader Ed finds a coin with the words "strange" and "stranger" on both sides, weird things start happening around him--but when his friends start blaming him for all the weirdness Ed wonders if this coin is not too strange for comfort.
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Tales of Sasha: The Big Secret by Alexa Pearl
Sasha discovers that she really isn't like the other horses in her valley when wings sprout from her back and she soars through the air!
The Ember Stone by  Katrina Charman
When a powerful vulture uses dark magic and an army of spies to attack the magical land of Perodia, a tiny owl, his squirrel best friend, and a lone surviving Firehawk become their home's unlikely defenders.
Truth or Lie : Sharks! by  Erica S Perl
"Fun, factual information about sharks. from the Truth Or Lie series."
Series -
Truth Or Lie
Year of the Book by Andrea Cheng
Follows a young Chinese American girl, as she navigates relationships with family, friends, and her fourth-grade classroom, and finds a true best friend.
Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom by Joan Holub
When ten-year-old Zeus is kidnapped, he discovers he can defend himself with a magical thunderbolt.
Updated 07/11/2019