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  • The Girl Who Raced Fairyland All the Way Home

    By Catherynne M. Valente
    Authors:
    Catherynne M. Valente
    Quite by accident, September has been crowned as Queen of Fairyland - but she inherits a Kingdom in chaos.The magic of a Dodo's egg has brought every King, Queen, or Marquess of Fairyland back to life, each with a fair and good claim on the throne, each with their own schemes and plots and horrible, hilarious, hungry histories. In order to make sense of it all, and to save their friend from a job she doesn't want, A-Through-L and Saturday devise a Royal Race, a Monarckical Marathon, in which every outlandish would-be ruler of Fairyland will chase the Stoat of Arms across the whole of the nation - and the first to seize the poor beast will seize the crown.Caught up in the madness are the changelings Hawthorn and Tamburlaine, the combat wombat Blunderbuss, the gramophone Scratch, the Green Wind, and September's parents, who have crossed the universe to find their daughter...
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  • The Gift Giving: Favourite Stories

    By Joan Aiken, Peter Bailey
    Authors:
    Joan Aiken
    Illustrated by:
    Peter Bailey
    Joan Aiken is justly famous for her Wolves of Willoughby Chase series of novels, but her greatest love was for short stories, which she wrote prolifically throughout her long career: 'Favourite stories, like unexpected presents, are things that you can keep and cherish all your life, carry with you, in memory, in your mind's ear, and bring out, at any time, when you are feeling lonely, or need cheering up, or, like friends, just because you are fond of them.' From a princess who turned into a pirate parrot, to a procession of Father Christmases being chased down Fifth Avenue by a rackety horse and cart; from the ghost of a crusader's dog, to a captured mermaid in a flying machine, there is something for everybody in this enthralling collection. These stories showcase Aiken's unique talents - the way she mixed magic and myth with humour to create a kind of modern fairytale. Her stories will appeal to readers of all ages for many years to come.
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    Great Americans In Sports: Blake Griffin

    By Matt Christopher
    Authors:
    Matt Christopher
    Blake Griffin is known for being a #1 draft pick, Rookie of the Year, Slam Dunk Contest winner, and one of the best power forwards playing today. But he had to fight to make it onto the NBA court after sitting out his first pro season with a devastating knee injury. Learn more about the perennial All-Star in this comprehensive biography, complete with photos and fun infographics.
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    Great Americans In Sports: Babe Ruth

    By Matt Christopher
    Authors:
    Matt Christopher
    Babe Ruth was baseball's first true power hitter, a strong pitcher, and smart outfielder who made some amazing game-saving catches. His love of the sport came through in his playfulness on the field and drive to win, but Babe had to overcome a lot of obstacles in order to become the greatest. This comprehensive biography--with bonus photos and infographics-tells the story behind the legend.
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    Great Americans In Sports: Mia Hamm

    By Matt Christopher
    Authors:
    Matt Christopher
    Mia Hamm's speed, aggressive play, and ability to "read the field" helped her become the best women's soccer player in the world. Her stellar performance as a college, World Cup, and Olympic champion made her a sports hero, and her story will inspire a new generation of young athletes. This comprehensive biography--with bonus photos and infographics--gives readers an up-close look at one of America's greatest soccer stars.
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  • Goon Holler: Goon Fishin'

    By Parker Jacobs, Christian Jacobs
    Authors:
    Parker Jacobs, Christian Jacobs
    Tooba, a shy and unassuming bigfoot, stumbles through a waterfall into Goon Holler, a new and exciting world. There, he meets a feisty little gal named Dosie. She teaches him it's fun to meet new people and try new things--especially when the people are goons and the things are delicious, steaming-hot pancakes!
  • The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two

    By Catherynne M. Valente
    Authors:
    Catherynne M. Valente
    September misses Fairyland and her friends Ell, the Wyverary, and the boy Saturday. She longs to leave the routines of home, and embark on a new adventure. Little does she know that this time, she will be spirited away to the moon, reunited with her friends, and find herself faced with saving Fairyland from a moon-Yeti with great and mysterious powers.Here is another rich, beautifully told, wisely humorous and passionately layered book from New York Times bestselling author Catherynne M. Valente.Praise for the FAIRYLAND series:'One of the most extraordinary works of fantasy, for adults or children, published so far this century.' Time Magazine (A Time Best Book of 2012)'A glorious balancing act between modernism and the Victorian fairy-tale, done with heart and wisdom.' Neil Gaiman'A mad, toothsome romp of a fairy-tale - full of oddments, whimsy and joy.' Holly Black, author of Zombies vs. Unicorns and the Spiderwick Chronicles'September is a clever, fun, stronghearted addition to the ranks of bold, adventurous girls. Valente's subversive storytelling is sheer magic.' Tamora Pierce, author of The Immortals series'Valente is making new myths right now, before our eyes. Don't miss the show.' Lev Grossman'One of the strongest fantasy novels for young readers I've had the pleasure of getting lost in...There's as much Phantom Tollbooth here as there is Narnia...Shot through with menace and heroism, you never know what's coming next.' Cory Doctorow
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  • The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There

    By Catherynne M. Valente
    Authors:
    Catherynne M. Valente
    In the kingdom of Fairyland-Below, preparations are underway for the annual Revels . . . but aboveground, the creatures of Fairyland are in no mood for a party. It has been a long time since young September bid farewell to Fairyland, and she is excited to see it again; but upon her return she is shocked to find that her friends have been losing their shadows, and therefore their magic, to the kingdom of Fairyland-Below... It spells certain disaster and September won't stand for it. Determined to make amends, she travels down into the underworld where, among creatures of ice and moonlight, she encounters a face she recognizes all too well: Halloween, the Hollow Queen. Only then does September realize what she must do to save Fairyland from slipping into the mundane world forever.Come and join in the Revels with September and her friends. But be warned: in Fairyland-Below, even the best of friends aren't always what they seem . . . Praise for The Girl Who Circumnavigated Farilyand in a Ship of Her Own Making:'A glorious balancing act between modernism and the Victorian Fairy Tale, done with heart and wisdom.' Neil Gaiman.'An Alice in Wonderland for the 21st century... So effortless, so vivid, so funny. Every page has a phrase or observation to savour and her characters are wondrous creations.' Sunday Telegraph.'A charming modern fairytale...with a knowing twinkle in its eye.' Telegraph.'A whole esoteric world of whimsy - Alice meets the Wizard of Oz meets the Persephone story with a whiff of Narnia.' Independent on Sunday.'Bundles of imagination and wry wit.' Financial Times.
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    Ghoulish Song

    By William Alexander
    Authors:
    William Alexander
    The last day of Kaile's everyday life does not start well . . . The crazy city of Zombay is home to all sorts. Its residents include creatures of outlandish shapes, unusual sizes, uncanny skills . . . and Kaile, the baker's daughter, who simply wants to play music. When a goblin gifts her a tiny flute carved out of bone Kaile is overjoyed and plays it without hesitation. But the flute's haunting song separates her from her Shadow: that's when her ordinary life ends, and her adventures begin. Banished from her family home, will Kaile and her Shadow learn the flute's secrets? Can they change its terrible tune in time to save each other - and Zombay itself - from harm? 'Funny, smart and gorgeously written. When I grow up, I want to be Will!' Jane Yolen, author of The Pit Dragon Chronicles
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    The Girls' Doodle Book

    By Andrew Pinder
    Authors:
    Andrew Pinder
    With a shiny foiled cover and 160 spectacular interior pages that feature engaging, full-colour artwork, you're guaranteed hours and hours of enjoyment. Plus, every page is perforated for easy pullout to display YOUR piece of art.Fairies, princesses, ponies, and pop-stars will have every girl eager to be a daydream believer, inspired by prompts like what's in the magic forest?" Draw your dream castle," and Show us how girls rock!"So get ready, get set, and doodle! As always, no drawing skills are required,just your imagination.

    Gorgeous Doodles

    By Annette Bouttell, Josie Jo, Nellie Ryan
    Authors:
    Annette Bouttell, Josie Jo, Nellie Ryan
    Pretty as you please, this full-colour Doodle book is filled with enough splendid scenes and dazzling imagery to brighten anyone's day. From dresses to purses to candy to butterflies, these colourful designs need only your creativity in order to be complete!

    Goblin Secrets

    By William Alexander
    Authors:
    William Alexander
    Welcome to Zombay, a town full of mystery, magic and make-believe. Once upon a time, Rownie lived there with his mother and his older brother. But his mother drowned in the town's vast River; and then his brother vanished; so now Rownie runs through Zombay's riddlesome streets orphaned and all alone . . . alone except for Graba, the coddle-headed, chicken-legged witch who offers him shelter along with the other stray children she has collected - her Grubs.Rownie suspects that his brother's love of acting - which is severely outlawed in Zombay - led to his disappearance; so when Rownie encounters a theatrical troupe of goblins daring to perform a play for the townspeople (with masks and stage-tricks and everything!) he wonders whether they might hold the key to discovering what happened to his brother . . . and perhaps even help him find him again.Thus opens a dazzling heroic adventure - of immense love, loss and all-conquering courage - in which one boy's quest for the truth, leads him to learn his greatest power may lie in his mighty and boundless imagination . . .
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    Grey Griffins: The Clockwork Chronicles No. 3: The Paragon Prison

    By Derek Benz, J.S. Lewis
    Authors:
    Derek Benz, J.S. Lewis
    In this, the third book in The Brimstone Key Trilogy, Avalon Academy's turbulent first semester is winding down. The students are trying to find a balance between cramming for final exams and practicing for the Round Table qualifying tournament. But for the Griffins, the joy of the holiday season is being overshadowed by the return of The Immortals, and the escape of a changeling bred to detonate like a nuclear bomb.
  • The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

    By Catherynne M. Valente
    Authors:
    Catherynne M. Valente
    September is a twelve-year-old girl, Somewhat Grown and Somewhat Heartless, and she longs for adventure. So when a Green Wind and a Leopard of Little Breezes invite her to Fairyland - well, of course, she accepts (mightn't you?). When she gets there, she finds a land crushed by the iron rule of a villainous Marquess - she soon discovers that she alone holds the key to restoring order. As September forges her way through Fairyland, with a book-loving dragon and a boy named Saturday by her side, she makes many friends and mistakes. But while she loses her shadow, her shoe and her way, she finds adventure, courage, a rather special Spoon, and a lot more besides . . .
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    Ghost Hunt 2

    By Jason Hawes, Grant Wilson
    Authors:
    Jason Hawes, Grant Wilson
    Ghost Hunt 2 has more ghosts, more cases, and more chills!Is Alcatraz prison really haunted by ghostly inmates--or is something in the air causing hallucinations? Can the ocean be haunted? Are glowing red eyes in the woods just an animal--or something more sinister? Unlock these mysteries and many more in this chilling collection of terrifying tales based on real cases from The Atlantic Paranormal Society.Find more details and tips on ghost hunting than ever before!Join the Investigation! See the unseen!

    Great Moments in the Summer Olympics

    By Matt Christopher
    Authors:
    Matt Christopher
    The Summer Olympics are chock full of epic athletic achievements across hundreds of disciplines, especially Track and Field, Gymnastics, and Swimming. These are the sports that gave us Jesse Owens and Carl Lewis, Wilma Rudolph and Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Olga Korbut and Mary Lou Retton -- tremendous athletes whose Olympic accomplishments thrill us now just as much as they did when they occurred. Now readers can relive those moments in this fact-filled volume just right for young sports enthusiasts. And because it's Matt Christopher, young readers know they're getting the best sports writing on the shelf!

    Good Grief! Charlie Brown Doodles

    By Charles M. Schulz
    Authors:
    Charles M. Schulz
    Where is Charlie Brown going to kick the football? Where is Linus's blanket? And why is Snoopy smiling so mischievously? Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Peppermint Patty, Sally, and the rest of the Peanuts gang are up to their usual antics in this fun-filled doodle book. Charlie Brown is one of the most beloved and recognizable characters in history, and doodlers will relish the opportunity to fill in familiar scenes as well as create new ones. One-colour drawings and simple prompts throughout will inspire every doodler to bring Charlie Brown's world vibrantly to life!

    Ghost Hunt

    By Jason Hawes, Grant Wilson
    Authors:
    Jason Hawes, Grant Wilson
    In a lush, thick volume with a collection of cases for fans to devour, Ghost Hunt will invite readers to join the ghost-hunting experience. Through the companion website, readers will be able to see the real evidence that resulted, and share their own ghost stories. The book will feature up to ten ghost hunt investigations, dramatized with cliff hangers and red herrings to heighten suspense and character interaction. A child character will feature in each story, either as a family member living with ghosts, or as a ghost! Several investigations will feature a historic location with fun facts sprinkled in. Through the investigations, the reader will learn the ins and outs of ghost hunting, how to spot a hoax, and how to face their fear of the paranormal. The book will also include tips for ghost hunting at the end of the book, plus guides to the technical equipment and how to set up your own traps for ghosts. Though presented as fiction, these stories are based on real cases, and the GHOSTS ARE REAL!

    Girls' World of Doodles

    By Beth Gunnell, Katy Jackson, Nellie Ryan
    Authors:
    Beth Gunnell, Katy Jackson, Nellie Ryan
    Calling all girls, this new exciting addition to the bestselling Doodle series is four-colour, a first for the series! Filled with beautiful and intricate illustrations and patterns, girls will let their creativity fly and doodle everything from flowers, feathers, birds, buttons, and butterflies alike!

    Great Moments In American Auto Racing

    By Matt Christopher
    Authors:
    Matt Christopher
    The history of auto racing is chock-full of famous moments, with big-name drivers like Mario Andretti and Jeff Gordon. The histories of the Indy 500 and Daytona 500 races are rich with legendary drivers, family dynasties, rivalries, and tragedies. Fans of this sport are truly loyal and fanatical, and readers will eat up all the descriptions of nail-biting moments of tension. Packed with facts and action, this is a book young NASCAR fans will reach for again and again - and because it comes from Matt Christopher, young readers know they're getting the best sports writing on the shelf.