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Clara: The (Mostly) True Story of the Rhinoceros who Dazzled Kings, Inspired Artists, and Won the Hearts of Everyone...

Emily Arnold McCully

Based on the true story of an eighteenth-century rhino who toured Europe, McCully shows Clara being introduced to Louis XV of France, Frederick the Great of Germany, and others willing to pay for a chance to stroke her soft lip. Her owner, a Dutch sea captain, keeps Clara fed (she eats 100 pounds of hay and 30 loaves of bread a day!) and watered (she drinks 14 buckets of water and beer) and takes loving care of her until her death 17 years later. Ages 4 to 8.

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Field Guide to the Grumpasaurus

Edward Hemingway

Have you ever met a Grumpasaurus? I bet you have. In fact, you may even have one in your own home. Want to know what makes them tick? This handy field guide, meticulously researched and lovingly illustrated, tells you everything you need to know. Above all they should be handled with care - otherwise they can become VERY loud and VERY fearsome. Ages 4 to 7.

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Grayling's Song

Karen Cushman

It’s time for Grayling to be a hero. Her mother, a “wise woman" - a sort of witch - has been turned into a tree by evil forces. Lacking confidence after years of being called “Feeble Wits” by her mother, Grayling heads off dubiously into the wilds in search of help, where she finds a weather witch, an aromatic enchantress, a cheese soothsayer, a slyly foolish apprentice, and a shape-shifting mouse named Pook! Ages 10 to 12.

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The Misadventures of Max Crumbly 1: Locker Hero

Rachel Renée Russell

Max Crumbly is about to face the scariest place he’s ever been: South Ridge Middle School. There’s a lot that’s great about his new school, but there’s also one big problem—Doug, the school bully whose hobby is stuffing Max in his locker. If only Max could be like the hero in his favorite comics. Unfortunately, Max’s uncanny, almost superhuman ability to smell pizza from a block away won’t exactly save any lives or foil bad guys. But that doesn’t mean Max won’t do his best to be the hero his school needs! Ages 9 to 13.

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Ninja! Attack of the Clan

Arree Chung

A ninja must be ready for anything! Maxwell is a strong, courageous, silent ninja, but he also wants somebody to play with. Mama, Papa, and little sister Cassy are all too busy, leaving Maxwell disappointed and alone. When Maxwell gets called to dinner, he finds an empty dining room. Could his ninja clan be up to something? Ages 4 to 7.

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