Neon Aliens Ate My Homework, by Nick Cannon

Summary: A collection of humorous poems by the actor and entertainer pays tribute to the poets and urban storytellers that have influenced his life and work.

Scholastic

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Public School Superhero, by James Patterson

Summary:  In Kenny Wright’s active imagination he’s a world famous superhero, but in the real world he’s a sixth grade “Grandma’s Boy” whose struggles to fit in at his Washington D.C. inner city school will put his grades and family loyalty to the test.

Little, Brown

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The Terrible Two, by Mac Barnett

Summary:  When master prankster Miles Murphy moves to sleepy Yawnee Valley, he challenges the local, mystery prankster in an epic battle of tricks but soon the two join forces to pull off the biggest prank ever seen.

Amulet

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Hunter Moran Digs Deep, by Patricia Reilly Giff

Summary:  Twin siblings Hunter and Zack, along with neighborhood pest Sarah Yulefsky, dig for treasure–the hidden hoard of town founder Lester Dinwitty.

Holiday House

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Graham Cracker Plot, by Shelley Tougas

Graham Cracker PlotSummary:  No one believes her, but Daisy Bauer knows her dad has been wrongfully imprisoned and that it’s up to her to break him out of jail (aka Club Fed). She has a plan that she’s calling the Graham Cracker Plot because it was all Graham’s idea.  She just needs a miniature horse, a getaway truck, and a penny from 1919—the idea coin.

Roaring Brook Press

Eliza Bing is (not) a Big, Fat Quitter, by Carmella Van Vleet

Eliza Bing is (not) a big fat quitterSummary:  After learning she cannot take a cake decorating class with her best friend, partly because her parents consider her a quitter, eleven-year-old Eliza tries to prove herself by sticking with a taekwondo class all summer.

Holiday House

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Evil Fairies Love Hair, by Mary Thompson

Evil Fairies Love HairSummary:  Ali and her middle school classmates are raising flocks of fairies to make their wishes come true. But growing a flock is harder than it sounds: the fairies eat only human hair, and the rules for dealing with them are confusing, misleading, and subject to change. As Ali and her friends struggle to earn their wishes, mistakes are made, spells go awry, and soon Ali is up against hundreds of two-inch-tall imps who have very big plans—to replace all the parents in town!—and the power to carry them out.

Clarion

 

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