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  • Details about Mouse Guard : fall 1152

    Mouse Guard : fall 1152

    story and art by David Petersen.

    "The chapters in this book first appeared in the comic book Mouse Guard"--T.p. verso.…more

  • Details about 39 Clues: The Maze of Bones

    39 Clues: The Maze of Bones

    by Rick Riordan

    During the reading of their grandmother's will, Dan and Amy Cahill learn that their family is one of the world's most powerful--and the source of that power is hidden around the world in the form of 39 Clues. The siblings are soon caught in a dangerous race around the world! This is the first in the 39 clues series - join in the chase!…more

  • Details about The outcasts

    The outcasts

    John Flanagan.

    From the author of the global phenomenon Ranger's Apprentice! They are outcasts. Hal, Stig, and the others - they are the boys the others want no part of. Skandians, as any reader of Ranger's Apprentice could tell you, are known for their size and strength. Not these boys. Yet that doesn't mean they don't have skills. And courage - which they will need every ounce of to do battle at sea against the other bands, the Wolves and the Sharks, in the ultimate race. The icy waters make for a treacherou……more

  • Details about The zombie survival guide : complete protection from the living dead

    The zombie survival guide : complete protection from the living dead

    Max Brooks ; illustrations by Max Werner.

    The Zombie Survival Guide is your key to survival against the hordes of undead who may be stalking you right now. Fully illustrated and exhaustively comprehensive, this book covers everything you need to know, including how to understand zombie physiology and behavior, the most effective defense tactics and weaponry, ways to outfit your home for a long siege, and how to survive and adapt in any territory or terrain. Top 10 Lessons for Surviving a Zombie Attack 1. Organize before they rise! 2. Th……more

  • Details about NERDS : National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society

    NERDS : National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society

    Michael Buckley ; illustrations by Ethen Beavers.

    Michael Buckley is at his comic best in this madcap new series sure to appeal to kids looking for a quick, exciting read. Combining all the excitement of international espionage and all the awkwardness of elementary school, NERDS , featuring a group of unpopular students who run a spy network from inside their school, hits the mark. With the help of cutting-edge science, their nerdy qualities are enhanced and transformed into incredible abilities! They battle the Hyena, a former junior beauty pa……more

  • Details about Hurricane Katrina, 2005

    Hurricane Katrina, 2005

    by Lauren Tarshis ; illustrated by Scott Dawson.

    The horror of Hurricane Katrina is brought vividly to life in this fictional account of a boy, a dog, and the storm of the century. Barry's family tries to evacuate before Hurricane Katrina hits their home in New Orleans. But when Barry's little sister gets terribly sick, they're forced to stay home and wait out the storm. At first, Katrina doesn't seem to be as bad as predicted. But overnight the levees break, and Barry's world is literally torn apart. He's swept away by the floodwaters, away f……more

  • Details about Heist society

    Heist society

    Ally Carter.

    When Katarina Bishop was three, her parents took her to the Louvre...to case it. For her seventh birthday, Katarina and her Uncle Eddie traveled to Austria...to steal the crown jewels. When Kat turned fifteen, she planned a con of her own&mdashscamming her way into the best boarding school in the country, determined to leave the family business behind. Unfortunately, leaving "the life" for a normal life proves harder than she'd expected. Soon, Kat's friend and former co-conspirator, Hale, ap……more

  • Details about Death Cloud

    Death Cloud

    Andrew Lane.

    In the first teen series endorsed by the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Literary Estate, the legend of Sherlock Holmes is born as a teenage Sherlock probes his first murder mystery.…more

  • Details about Stormbreaker

    Stormbreaker

    Anthony Horowitz.

    Horowitz's "New York Times" bestselling series finally comes to the big screen on August 18, with the film adaptation of the novel that introduced the world to 14-year-old MI6 agent Alex Ryder.…more