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Battle Magic

by Tamora Pierce

NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Tamora Pierce returns to the magical world of Winding Circle. On their way to the first Circle temple in Gyongxi, mages Briar, Rosethorn, and Evvy pay a visit to the emperor's summer palace. Although treated like royalty when they first arrive, the mages soon discover that the emperor plans to invade Gyongxi, posing a fatal threat to the home temple of the Living Circle religion. Accompanied by one of the emperor's prize captives, the three mages rush to Gyongxi to warn its citizens of the impending attack. With the imperials hot on their trail, Briar, Rosethorn, and Evvy must quickly help the country prepare for battle. But even with the help of new allies, will their combined forces be enough to fight the imperial army and win the war?

Archvillain #3: Yesterday Again

by Barry Lyga

YESTERDAY AGAIN is the third book in critically acclaimed author Barry Lyga's Archvillain series! Kyle Camden, a.k.a. the Azure Avenger, unintentional Bouring archvillain, has a foolproof plan to finally prove that Mighty Mike, unintentional town superhero, is an alien. Kyle's going back in time to the night Mike Mighty showed up on Earth and video tape his arrival. Yet he decides to use the time machine just as something evil has been unleashed on Bouring during the Annual Time Capsule Burial. But Kyle can fix it when he's back, right? Kyle accidentally overshoots his intended destination, landing in 1987, and burns out his time machine. Things get even stranger when he accidentally befriends his dad at age twelve, meets Sheriff Monroe (his archnemesis in present time) as a teenager, and discovers William Lundergaard lurking around. But Lundergaard isn't any younger. How did he end up in 1987 and why? Kyle better figure it out fast. Because if he doesn't get back to the present immediately, well, there might not be a present anymore!

Hideout (Swindle #5)

by Gordon Korman

The Man With The Plan and his friends return in this fifth romp in the Swindle series!<P> HIDEOUT: a place to escape detection, especially when being chased by someone determined to have revenge...<P> When Griffin Bing and his friends first met Luthor, he was a vicious attack dog working for the slimy S. Wendell Palomino - as known as Swindle. The kids rescued Luthor, and never thought they'd see Swindle again. <P> But now Swindle's returned. And he wants his dog back.<P> Swindle has manipulated the law so that there's no way for Savannah Drysdale to keep Luthor in her house. Before he can be taken away, they decide to made him disappear - away from Swindle.<P> Six kids. Three hideouts. One extremely large dog.<P> What could possibly go wrong?

Two Summers

by Aimee Friedman

ONE SUMMER in the French countryside, among sun-kissed fields of lavender . . . <P><P> ANOTHER SUMMER in upstate New York, along familiar roads that lead to surprises . . . <P> When Summer Everett makes a split-second decision, her summer divides into two parallel worlds. In one, she travels to France, where she's dreamed of going: a land of chocolate croissants, handsome boys, and art museums. In the other, she remains home, in her ordinary suburb, where she expects her ordinary life to continue -- but nothing is as it seems.<P> In both summers, she will fall in love and discover new sides of herself. What may break her, though, is a terrible family secret, one she can't hide from anywhere. In the end, it might just be the truth she needs the most.<P> From New York Times bestselling author Aimee Friedman comes an irresistible, inventive novel that takes readers around the world and back again, and asks us what matters more: the journey or the destination.

Tales From My Closet

by Jennifer Anne Moses

Five girls. A paper dress. Tons of shoes. One unforgettable raincoat. White Jeans. Secrets. Drama. Friends? For Justine, Bianca, Becka, Polly, and Anne, living in Westfield, New Jersey is "life on planet toilet paper." At least that's how Justine feels when she shows up as the new girl in school wearing a Scott Paper Caper dress. To her, it's a super-original fashion statement. But other "loser freaks" don't agree. The other girls have their own fashion issues, ranging from fabulous boots to raggedy pajamas to what to wear to therapy. Told in alternating voices, TALES FROM MY CLOSET follows the stories of high school kids who have nothing in common--and everything in common. They're at war with each other, but through their clothes, they reveal and conceal themselves and make peace with what it means to be a teen. Over the course of a school year, their individual struggles and successes come together to tell a story that's funny, honest, and all-girl fabulous.

Deep Down Popular

by Phoebe Stone

Now in paperback! Kid-favorite DEEP DOWN POPULAR romances a whole new audience! 6th-grader Jessie Lou is deeply, madly, passionately in love with Conrad Parker Smith. Too bad she's a tomboy with only one on-again, off-again friend, and hair so short you can't spit on it. Too bad he's the most popular boy in their small-town school. But then Conrad hurts his leg and suddenly can't keep up with his old pursuits anymore. Jessie Lou and Conrad start spending a lot more time together, but she can't help wonder -- is she just a substitute friend? And will Conrad forget her when his leg brace comes off and he's king of the school once again?

Out of the Dust

by Karen Hesse

This gripping story, written in sparse first-person, free-verse poems, is the compelling tale of Billie Jo's struggle to survive during the dust bowl years of the Depression. With stoic courage, she learns to cope with the loss of her mother and her grieving father's slow deterioration. There is hope at the end when Billie Jo's badly burned hands are healed, and she is able to play her beloved piano again. <P><P> The 1998 Newbery Medal winner.

The Pet War

by Allan Woodrow

THE PET WAR is a hilarious story about the timeless battles of dog vs. cat, brother vs. sister, know-it-all vs. know-nothing. Eleven-year-old Otto wants a dog. His twelve-year-old perfect sister, Lexi, wants a cat. Their mother, who works very long hours as a nurse, wants neither. Pets are expensive so who's going to pay for everything? And what happens to the pet when the siblings are at their dad's for the weekend? Otto has an idea. What if he got a job and earned enough money to pay for the dog? Then Lexi has to open her big mouth. She proposes that whichever sibling can raise enough money first will decide which pet they get. Oddly enough, their mom and dad agree. With Otto and Lexi each out to defeat the other, their business plans become more elaborate and involved. As the competition gets fiercer, the stakes get higher, and the battle lines have been drawn, so let the Pet War begin. . . .

Princess Fairies #7: Eva the Enchanted Ball Fairy

by Daisy Meadows

Fairies and princesses -- a magical combination! Rachel and Kirsty are so excited to spend the week at the Golden Palace. They're going to live like real princesses! But before long, they discover that something is terribly wrong. The Princess Fairies' magic tiaras are missing! Without them, both Fairyland and the human world are a royal mess. Jack Frost has Eva the Enchanted Ball Fairy's magic tiara! He's planning to throw an amazing ball at his ice castle -- but nothing is going right. If Rachel, Kirsty, and Eva can't get the tiara back, no one will have a successful party . . . not even Jack Frost! Find the missing tiara in each book and help save the princess magic!

Princess Fairies #6: Maddie the Fun and Games Fairy

by Daisy Meadows

Fairies and princesses -- a magical combination! Rachel and Kirsty are so excited to spend the week at the Golden Palace. They're going to live like real princesses! But before long, they discover that something is terribly wrong. The Princess Fairies' magic tiaras are missing! Without them, both Fairyland and the human world are a royal mess. Nothing is much fun without Maddie the Fun and Games Fairy's tiara! Can Rachel and Kirsty help Maddie find her magic, before every game turns into an all-out fight? Find the missing tiara in each book and help save the princess magic!

Princess Fairies #5: Lizzie the Sweet Treats Fairy

by Daisy Meadows

Fairies and princesses -- a magical combination! Rachel and Kirsty are so excited to spend the week at the Golden Palace. They're going to live like real princesses! But before long, they discover that something is terribly wrong. The Princess Fairies' magic tiaras are missing! Without them, both Fairyland and the human world are a royal mess. Sweet treats have turned sour, now that Lizzie the Sweet Treats Fairy's magic tiara is gone! But Rachel and Kirsty are determined to find it . . . before the goblins do. Find the missing tiara in each book and help save the princess magic!

Princess Fairies #4: Elisa the Royal Adventure Fairy

by Daisy Meadows

Fairies and princesses -- a magical combination! Rachel and Kirsty are so excited to spend the week at the Golden Palace. They're going to live like real princesses! But before long, they discover that something is terribly wrong. The Princess Fairies' magic tiaras are missing! Without them, both Fairyland and the human world are a royal mess. Without Elisa the Royal Adventure Fairy's magic tiara, Rachel and Kirsty's treasure hunt at the Golden Palace is going all wrong. Can they find Elisa's tiara and help make adventures everywhere fun again? Find the missing tiara in each book and help save the princess magic!

Princess Fairies #3: Anya the Cuddly Creatures Fairy

by Daisy Meadows

Fairies and princesses -- a magical combination! Rachel and Kirsty are so excited to spend the week at the Golden Palace. They're going to live like real princesses! But before long, they discover that something is terribly wrong. The Princess Fairies' magic tiaras are missing! Without them, both Fairyland and the human world are a royal mess. Something is wrong with the animals at the petting zoo and royal stables! Could it be because Anya the Cuddly Creatures Fairy's tiara is missing? Find the missing tiara in each book and help save the princess magic!

Princess Fairies #2: Cassidy the Costume Fairy

by Daisy Meadows

Fairies and princesses -- a magical combination! Rachel and Kirsty are so excited to spend the week at the Golden Palace. They're going to live like real princesses! But before long, they discover that something is terribly wrong. The Princess Fairies' magic tiaras are missing! Without them, both Fairyland and the human world are a royal mess. Without Cassidy the Costume Fairy's tiara, costumes everywhere are one big jumble. Rachel and Kirsty have to find Cassidy's magic tiara in time for the royal pageant! Find the missing tiara in each book and help save the princess magic!

Princess Fairies #1: Hope the Happiness Fairy

by Daisy Meadows

Fairies and princesses -- a magical combination! Rachel and Kirsty are so excited to spend the week at the Golden Palace. They're going to live like real princesses! But before long, they discover that something is terribly wrong. The Princess Fairies' magic tiaras are missing! Without them, both Fairyland and the human world are a royal mess. Hope the Happiness Fairy's magic tiara is missing -- and now everyone is gloomy and glum! Can Rachel and Kirsty help find her tiara and bring fun back to the Golden Palace? Find the missing tiara in each book and help save the princess magic!

Lucky Stars #2: Wish Upon a Pet

by Phoebe Bright

Cassie doesn't know what her new magical charm does yet, but she's excited to find out. And when a new girl comes to town, Cassie may have her chance! Sita is visiting with her pony, Sunbeam. They're hoping to win first place in a pony show . . . until Sunbeam disappears. It's up to Cassie and Alex to track him down, and make Sita's wish of winning a blue ribbon come true. But where do they start? Luckily, Cassie's new charm -- and some friendly animals -- might be able to help!

The Far West

by Patricia C. Wrede

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia C. Wrede, the fantastic conclusion to her tale of magic on the western frontier. Eff is an unlucky thirteenth child...but also the seventh daughter in her family. Her twin brother, Lan, is a powerful double seventh son. Her life at the edge of the Great Barrier Spell is different from anyone else's that she knows. When the government forms an expedition to map the Far West, Eff has the opportunity to travel farther than anyone in the world. With Lan, William, Professor Torgeson, Wash, and Professor Ochiba, Eff finds that nothing on the wild frontier is as they expected. There are strange findings in their research, a long prarie winter spent in too-close quarters, and more new species, magical and otherwise, dangerous and benign, than they ever expected to find. And then spring comes, and the explorers realize how tenuous life near the Great Barrier Spell may be if they don't find a way to stop a magical flood in a hurry. Eff's unique way of viewing magic has saved the settlers time and again, but this time all of Columbia is at stake if she should fail.

The Darkest Path

by Jeff Hirsch

USA TODAY bestselling author Jeff Hirsch once again creates a futuristic world with stunning, dramatic realism. A civil war rages between the Glorious Path--a militant religion based on the teachings of a former US soldier--and what's left of the US government. Fifteen-year-old Callum Roe and his younger brother, James, were captured and forced to convert six years ago. Cal has been working in the Path's dog kennels, and is very close to becoming one of the Path's deadliest secret agents. Then Cal befriends a stray dog named Bear and kills a commander who wants to train him to be a vicious attack dog. This sends Cal and Bear on the run, and sets in motion a series of incredible events that will test Cal's loyalties and end in a fierce battle that the fate of the entire country rests on.

Rainbow Magic Special Edition: Selena the Sleepover Fairy

by Daisy Meadows

A sparkly special edition about a fun, favorite topic -- sleepovers! Rachel and Kirsty are going to a giant sleepover in the city -- and they can't wait! But things are going all wrong. Jack Frost and his goblins have stolen Selena the Sleepover Fairy's three magic objects. Without them, everyone will be losing sleep! Can Rachel and Kirsty help Selena track down her magic, so that sleepovers will be full of fun, games, and giggles again? Find the magic items in all three stories inside this Rainbow Magic Special Edition and help save sleepovers!

Graveyard Shift

by Chris Westwood

A spooky fantasy-adventure in which death is only the beginning! When Ben Harvester meets the mysterious Mr. October in London's Highgate Cemetery, he has no idea what a strange and dramatic turn his life is about to take. But Ben soon discovers that Mr. October works for the Ministry of Pandemonium, a secret organization responsible for tracking down lost souls and guiding them to the afterlife. And Mr. October wants him to be his new recruit. As Ben's apprenticeship begins, his eyes are opened to a new world of wonder -- a world where magic is real and ghosts haunt every crime scene, accident site, and hospital corridor. But with the wonder comes horror. Because the Ministry is not the only organization hunting spirits of the dead. The ghoulish Lords of Sundown want those spirits for their own sinister reasons. And as far as they're concerned, Ben's just chosen the wrong side in a very dangerous war. Ill-mannered spooks and fearsome monsters populate the alternative London of this charming paranormal adventure!

Choke

by Diana López

A heartfelt novel about the disturbing "choking game" trend -- and one girl's struggle for self-acceptance. If she could -- if her parents would let her -- eighth-grader Windy would change everything about herself. She'd get highlights in her hair, a new wardrobe; she'd wear makeup. But nothing ever changes. The mean girls at school are still mean, and Windy's best friend Elena is still more interested in making up words than talking about boys. And then one day, Windy gets the change she's been looking for. New girl Nina -- impossibly cool, confident, and not afraid of anyone -- starts hanging out with Windy! Nina even wants to be "breath sisters." Windy isn't sure what that means, exactly, but she knows she wants to find out. It sounds even better than a BFF. Windy is right, at first. Being a breath sister gains her a whole new set of friends, girls she feels closer to and cooler with than anyone else. But her inclusion in the new crowd comes at a dangerous price. Windy wants to change everything about her life ... but is she really willing to give up everything in the process?

Scream Team #4: The Zombie at the Finish Line

by Bill Doyle Jared D. Lee

Don't fall apart. Try to hold yourself together. This is no time to go to pieces. There's a zombie at the finish line! It's time for the Junior Monster League's track-and-field competition. Unfortunately, Patsy the Zombie just can't seem to hold herself together for any of the events. She's trained for the Die-athalon but keeps losing her head before she can finish. But then the team pulls together and realizes that they all have a special talent for their own event...even Patsy.

Whatever After #2: If the Shoe Fits

by Sarah Mlynowski

This second book in Sarah Mlynowski's charming new series puts a fresh spin on the Cinderella story! Once upon a time my brother and I found a magic mirror. Tonight the mirror swept us into Cinderella's fairy tale. Now, we are NOT messing this story up. No way. Cinderella is going to marry her prince just like she's supposed to. Uh-oh. Cinderella broke her foot and there's massive swelling. The glass slipper won't fit, the prince won't know she's the one for him, and they won't live happily ever after. And it's all our fault! To save the day we'll need to: 1. Learn how to use a dustpan 2. Stay out of jail 3. Find Cinderella a job 4. And make sure true love finds its way. We just have to get it all done before the clock strikes twelve and the chance for a happy ending is gone . . . forever!

Magnetic Nanomaterials: Fundamentals, Synthesis and Applications

by Yanglong Hou

Timely and comprehensive, this book presents recent advances in magnetic nanomaterials research, covering the latest developments, including the design and preparation of magnetic nanoparticles, their physical and chemical properties as well as their applications in different fields, including biomedicine, magnetic energy storage, wave-absorbing and water remediation. By allowing researchers to get to the forefront developments related to magnetic nanomaterials in various disciplines, this is invaluable reading for the nano, magnetic, energy, medical, and environmental communities.

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