Dactyl Hill Squad

Author: Daniel José Older

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 133826883X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

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"This book is true fire. It is everything I didn't even know I needed." -- Jacqueline Woodson "This is the story that would've made me fall in love with reading when I was a kid." -- Tomi Adeyemi It's 1863 and dinosaurs roam the streets of New York as the Civil War rages between raptor-mounted armies down South. Magdalys Roca and her friends from the Colored Orphan Asylum are on a field trip when the Draft Riots break out, and a number of their fellow orphans are kidnapped by an evil magistrate, Richard Riker. Magdalys and her friends flee to Brooklyn and settle in the Dactyl Hill neighborhood, where black and brown New Yorkers have set up an independent community--a safe haven from the threats of Manhattan. Together with the Vigilance Committee, they train to fly on dactylback, discover new friends and amazing dinosaurs, and plot to take down Riker. Can Magdalys and the squad rescue the rest of their friends before it's too late?
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Freedom Fire (Dactyl Hill Squad #2)

Author: Daniel José Older

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 1338268864

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

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New York Times bestselling author Daniel José Older continues the series that blends history and fantasy like never before.
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Shadowhouse Fall (The Shadowshaper Cypher, Book 2)

Author: Daniel Jos? Older

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545952832

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 368

View: 6102

The extraordinary sequel to the New York Times bestselling Shadowshaper is daring, dazzling, defiant . . . In the words of Leigh Bardugo: "A magical revolution on the page."
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Star Wars: Last Shot

A Han and Lando Novel

Author: Daniel José Older

Publisher: Arrow

ISBN: 9781780898650

Category:

Page: 368

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*INCLUDES EXCLUSIVE COLLECTABLE DOUBLE-SIDED COVER FEATURING HAN SOLO AND LANDO CALRISSION! Even the fastest ship in the galaxy can't outrun the past. . . . THEN: It's one of the galaxy's most dangerous secrets: a mysterious transmitter with unknown power and a reward for its discovery that most could only dream of claiming. But those who fly the Millennium Falconthroughout its infamous history aren't your average scoundrels. Not once, but twice, the crew of the Falcon tries to claim the elusive prize--first, Lando Calrissian and the droid L3-37 at the dawn of an ambitious career, and later, a young and hungry Han Solo with the help of his copilot, Chewbacca. But the device's creator, the volatile criminal Fyzen Gor, isn't interested in sharing. And Gor knows how to hold a grudge. . . . NOW: It's been ten years since the rebel hero Han Solo last encountered Fyzen Gor. After mounting a successful rebellion against the Empire and starting a family with an Alderaanian princess, Han hasn't given much thought to the mad inventor. But when Lando turns up at Han's doorstep in the middle of the night, it's Fyzen's assassins that he's running from. And without Han's help, Lando--and all life on Cloud City--will be annihilated. With the assistance of a young hotshot pilot, an Ewok slicer prodigy, the woman who might be the love of Lando's life, and Han's best and furriest friend, the two most notorious scoundrels in the New Republic are working together once more. They'll have to journey across the stars--and into the past--before Gor uses the device's power to reshape the galaxy.
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Shadowshaper (The Shadowshaper Cypher, Book 1)

Author: Daniel José Older

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545591627

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

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The joyful, bold New York Times bestseller. Look for the sequel, Shadowhouse Fall, out 9/12! "Magnificent." --Holly Black, New York Times Book Review "A must." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review "Exceptional." --Publishers Weekly, starred review Sierra Santiago planned an easy summer of making art and hanging with her friends. But then a corpse crashes their first party. Her stroke-ridden grandfather starts apologizing non-stop. And when the murals in her neighborhood start to weep tears... Well, something more sinister than the usual Brooklyn ruckus is going on. With the help of a fellow artist named Robbie, Sierra discovers shadowshaping, a magic that infuses ancestral spirits into paintings, music, and stories. But someone is killing the shadowshapers one by one. Now Sierra must unravel her family's past, take down the killer in the present, and save the future of shadowshaping for generations to come.
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Half-Resurrection Blues

Author: Daniel José Older

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0425275981

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 6901

An inbetweener who is partially resurrected from a death he barely recalls suffering, Carlos Delacruz, an agent for the New York Council of the Dead, must stop a sorcerer who is determined to open up the entrada to the Underworld and destroy the balance between the living and the dead.
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Battle Hill Bolero

Author: Daniel José Older

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698166825

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 5078

In the third in the “richly detailed and diverse” (io9) urban fantasy series, the time has come for the dead to rise up against the shady powers-that-be... The time has come for the dead to rise up... Trouble is brewing between the Council of the Dead and the ghostly, half-dead, spiritual, and supernatural community they claim to represent. One too many shady deals have gone down in New York City’s streets, and those caught in the crossfire have had enough. It’s time for the Council to be brought down—this time for good. Carlos Delacruz is used to being caught in the middle of things: both as an inbetweener, trapped somewhere between life and death, and as a double agent for the Council. But as his friends begin preparing for an unnatural war against the ghouls in charge, he realizes that more is on the line than ever before—not only for the people he cares about, but for every single soul in Brooklyn, alive or otherwise...
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Midnight Taxi Tango

A Bone Street Rumba Novel

Author: Daniel José Older

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698166817

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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The author of Half-Resurrection Blues returns in a new Bone Street Rumba Novel—a knife-edge, noir-shaded urban fantasy of crime after death. The streets of New York are hungry tonight... Carlos Delacruz straddles the line between the living and the not-so alive. As an agent for the Council of the Dead, he eliminates New York’s ghostlier problems. This time it’s a string of gruesome paranormal accidents in Brooklyn’s Von King Park that has already taken the lives of several locals—and is bound to take more. The incidents in the park have put Kia on edge. When she first met Carlos, he was the weird guy who came to Baba Eddie's botánica, where she worked. But the closer they’ve gotten, the more she’s seeing the world from Carlos’s point of view. In fact, she’s starting to see ghosts. And the situation is far more sinister than that—because whatever is bringing out the dead, it’s only just getting started. From the Paperback edition.
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The Witch Boy

Author: Molly Knox Ostertag

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 1338089536

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

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In thirteen-year-old Aster's family, all the girls are raised to be witches, while boys grow up to be shapeshifters. Anyone who dares cross those lines is exiled. Unfortunately for Aster, he still hasn't shifted . . . and he's still fascinated by witchery, no matter how forbidden it might be. When a mysterious danger threatens the other boys, Aster knows he can help -- as a witch. It will take the encouragement of a new friend, the non-magical and non-conforming Charlie, to convince Aster to try practicing his skills. And it will require even more courage to save his family . . . and be truly himself.
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Lucky Luna

Author: Diana Lopez

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 1338232754

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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Diana López returns to her middle-grade sweet spot in this delightful novel perfect for fans of Wendy Mass, Charise Mericle Harper, and Angela Cervantes.
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Salsa Nocturna

Bone Street Rumba Collection

Author: Daniel José Older

Publisher: Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.

ISBN: 1625672004

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

View: 1626

A 300 year-old story collector enlists the help of the computer hacker next door to save her dying sister. A half-resurrected cleanup man for Death s sprawling bureaucracy faces a phantom pachyderm, doll-collecting sorceresses and his own ghoulish bosses. Gordo, the old Cubano that watches over the graveyards and sleeping children of Brooklyn, stirs and lights another Malagueña. Down the midnight streets of New York, a whole invisible universe churns to life in this collection of Bone Street Rumba tales. Chronologically, these stories come between Midnight Taxi Tango and Battle Hill Bolero.
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The Gauntlet

Author: Karuna Riazi

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481486985

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

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A trio of friends from New York City find themselves trapped inside a mechanical board game that they must dismantle in order to save themselves and generations of other children in this action-packed debut that’s a steampunk Jumanji with a Middle Eastern flair. Nothing can prepare you for The Gauntlet… It didn’t look dangerous, exactly. When twelve-year-old Farah first laid eyes on the old-fashioned board game, she thought it looked…elegant. It is made of wood, etched with exquisite images—a palace with domes and turrets, lattice-work windows that cast eerie shadows, a large spider—and at the very center of its cover, in broad letters, is written: The Gauntlet of Blood and Sand. The Gauntlet is more than a game, though. It is the most ancient, the most dangerous kind of magic. It holds worlds inside worlds. And it takes players as prisoners.
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Salsa Nocturna Stories

Author: Daniel Jose Older

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615624457

Category: Short stories

Page: 136

View: 4359

A 300 year-old story collector enlists the help of the computer hacker next door to save her dying sister. A half-resurrected cleanup man for Death s sprawling bureaucracy faces a phantom pachyderm, doll-collecting sorceresses and his own ghoulish bosses. Gordo, the old Cubano that watches over the graveyards and sleeping children of Brooklyn, stirs and lights another Malagueña. Down the midnight streets of New York, a whole invisible universe churns to life in Daniel José Older's debut collection of ghost noir.
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One Silver Summer

Author: Rachel Hickman

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545808936

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

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After losing her mom in an accident, Sass is sent to live with her uncle in England. Far from her native Brooklyn, the rocky shores and crumbling castles of Cornwall seem like the perfect place to hide her grief. And when she stumbles across a silver horse in a sunlit meadow, Sass feels a surprising sense of peace . . . only to have it broken by a boy. Arrogant and distrustful, the horse's trainer, Alex, doesn't approve of the trespassing American. Yet after a few chance meetings, he begins to feel a connection to the curious girl with the sad eyes, and offers to teach her to ride. Sass never expected to feel anything again--least of all love--but the lessons reveal a far different Alex, and soon their friendship turns into something more. But Alex has a secret--a bombshell about his family that could shatter Sass's trust . . . and force him to abandon the one girl who made him believe in himself.
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Harbor Me

Author: Jacqueline Woodson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0525515135

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Jacqueline Woodson's first middle-grade novel since National Book Award winner Brown Girl Dreaming celebrates the healing that can occur when a group of students share their stories. It all starts when six kids have to meet for a weekly chat--by themselves, with no adults to listen in. There, in the room they soon dub the ARTT Room (short for "A Room to Talk"), they discover it's safe to talk about what's bothering them--everything from Esteban's father's deportation and Haley's father's incarceration to Amari's fears of racial profiling and Ashton's adjustment to his changing family fortunes. When the six are together, they can express the feelings and fears they have to hide from the rest of the world. And together, they can grow braver and more ready for the rest of their lives.
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Sunvault

Stories of Solarpunk and Eco-Speculation

Author: Phoebe Wagner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781937794750

Category: Ecology in literature

Page: 253

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Sunvault is the first anthology to broadly collect solarpunk short fiction, artwork, and poetry. A new genre for the 21st Century, solarpunk is a revolution against despair. Focusing on solutions to environmental disasters, Sunvault features 29 writers, including Kristine Ong Muslim, Daniel Jose Older, Nisi Shawl, Lavie Tidhar, and A.C. Wise.
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The Jumbies

Author: Tracey Baptiste

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 161620592X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

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Corinne La Mer claims she isn’t afraid of anything. Not scorpions, not the boys who tease her, and certainly not jumbies. They’re just tricksters made up by parents to frighten their children. Then one night Corinne chases an agouti all the way into the forbidden forest, and shining yellow eyes follow her to the edge of the trees. They couldn’t belong to a jumbie. Or could they? When Corinne spots a beautiful stranger at the market the very next day, she knows something extraordinary is about to happen. When this same beauty, called Severine, turns up at Corinne’s house, danger is in the air. Severine plans to claim the entire island for the jumbies. Corinne must call on her courage and her friends and learn to use ancient magic she didn’t know she possessed to stop Severine and to save her island home.
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The Mac Undercover (Mac B., Kid Spy #1)

Author: Mac Barnett

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 1338143611

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

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Before Mac Barnett was an author, he was a kid. And while he was a kid, he was a spy. Not just any spy. But a spy...for the Queen of England. James Bond meets Diary of a Wimpy Kid with this groundbreaking new fully-illustrated chapter book series Mac B., Kid Spy. The precious Crown Jewels have been stolen, and there's only one person who can help the Queen of England: her newest secret agent, Mac B. Mac travels around the globe in search of the stolen treasure...but will he find it in time? From secret identities to Karate hijinks, this fast-paced, witty and historically inspired chapter book will keep readers guessing until the very last page. With full-color illustrations and fascinating historical facts masterfully sprinkled throughout, this series offers adventure, intrigue, absurdity, history and humor. Discover this totally smart and side-splittingly funny new series, and experience what it's really like to be a kid spy.
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Cleonardo, the Little Inventor

Author: Mary GrandPré

Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books

ISBN: 9780439357647

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

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With the town's annual Grand Festival of Inventions coming up, Cleonardo is determined to invent something impressive to enter, something that will impress her inventor father Geonardo.
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The Lotterys Plus One

Author: Emma Donoghue

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545925827

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 9541

Sumac Lottery is nine years old and the self-proclaimed "good girl" of her (VERY) large, (EXTREMELY) unruly family. And what a family the Lotterys are: four parents, children both adopted and biological, and a menagerie of pets, all living and learning together in a sprawling house called Camelottery. Then one day, the news breaks that one of their grandfathers is suffering from dementia and will be coming to live with them. And not just any grandfather; the long dormant "Grumps," who fell out with his son so long ago that he hasn't been part of any of their lives. Suddenly, everything changes. Sumac has to give up her room to make the newcomer feel at home. She tries to be nice, but prickly Grumps's clearly disapproves of how the Lotterys live: whole grains, strange vegetables, rescue pets, a multicultural household... He's worse than just tough to get along with -- Grumps has got to go! But can Sumac help him find a home where he belongs?
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