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Spring of Elves is the final book in the Seasons of Elves series. We have followed Aly and her sister Emily throughout their development as guardians of the light elves, but this will be their toughest adventure yet.

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Velma, a foster kid, is trying to escape her duties as the Kachina, the person who must kill the person she loves in order to save the world. She runs away from that life to a town called Fairhope, hoping she can live normally. But when her past comes knocking on her door, she is forced to prepare for the fight of her life, the fight that could be the end of her life. If she dies, the world will go with her. 

 

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Lion Island is a book about Antonio Chuffat, a twelve-year-old of mixed ancestry, and his two Chinese-American friends, who are living in Cuba during a time of unrest. Antonio was brought to a big city in Cuba when his father wanted him to learn proper Spanish, instead of mixing it with his native language, Cantonese. His mornings are spent learning, while his afternoons are filled with his job as a messenger for Senor Lam.

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In young Pinmei’s quiet village, her wise grandmother, Amah, is famed for her wonderful stories. Eager listeners are enthralled by Amah’s steady voice and rare ability to bring the rich myths of their Ancient China to life. Stories provide a way to forget about the worrying lack of food and the suspicious new emperor, who raids villages for workers to build an enormous wall around the kingdom. But no story can distract from the sudden abduction of Amah by the emperor himself!

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When the Sea Turned to Silver is a captivating story set in ancient China. Pinmei is a gentle young girl living with Amah, her aging grandmother. Amah is known throughout China as the great Storyteller. One devastating night, the emperor’s soldiers kidnap Amah, leaving Pinmei all alone.

The only thing that will convince the emperor to release Amah is the Luminous Stone That Lights the Night. Pinmei and her friend Yishan embark on a journey across China to find the Luminous Stone, and their aid comes from an unlikely source -- Amah’s stories.

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Damien is the 16-year-old son of a super villain mom and wants to be just like her. One night he gets assigned a letter that he doesn't like on his thumb, which will put him in a category he doesn't want, half super hero and half super villain. In his world, as soon as kids turn 16 at midnight, a letter appears on their thumb dictating who they're supposed to be from there on, Damien did not like his.

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When Alexandera Jennings's parents get an opportunity to go on a great archealogical adventure, how could they turn say no? Alex, however, isn't so fortunate. With her parents departure to Siberia, she is forced to go to a fancy boarding school that is not fun. Angry and scared, Alex suddenly finds herself somewhere else: the fantasy world of Medora. Immediately, she bumps into a strange and somewhat despicable man named Aven, who says that she is destined to be with him. Her new friends, Jordan and Bear, come to her rescue and the three form an incredible bond.

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This is the third and final book in a series called Conquered Earth. One of the protagonists, Zoey, is captured by aliens, who operate as parasites inside machines. These aliens try to force Zoey to help them invade human bodies. Upon realizing the dangerous situation that has befallen their friend, Mira and Holt, the other main characters that are in love, have to work together to try to rescue Zoey before it's too late and the human population is taken over by aliens. During their journey, Mira and Holt get separated.

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The Chicken Squad by Doreen Cronin is about some chickens and their squirrel friend, Tail, who have an adventure because something big and scary has shown up in their yard.  Tail, who has a good vocabulary, but does not know his shapes, tells Dirt, Poppy, Sugar, and Sweetie about the danger in the yard.  The squad’s mother, Moosh, seems to be missing, and it is up to the squad to get her back.  They plan to use camouflage, balloons, and rocks to take down the danger and save their mother.  Will their plan be successful?

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Eleven-year-old Martin is always in his own world playing video games and reading comics, but one day Martin’s dad suddenly tells him that he will be spending the summer on the Island of Beyond with his aunt Lenore. Martin couldn’t imagine a worse summer. Nothing about the Island of Beyond is what he expects though. Especially not Aunt Lenore, mysterious Uncle Ned, or a boy named Solo.

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