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Canine War Heroes Star in Dog Tags Chapter Books

October 27, 2016
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Canine War Heroes Star in Dog Tags Chapter Books

Scholastic’s Dog Tags series of chapter books is perfect for military families to enjoy together. Dog Tags #1: Semper Fido (5/5 stars, currently priced at $3.99) Man’s best friend goes to war. When Gus Dempsey joins the US Marine Corps, he knows without a doubt that he will make a great dog handler. He’s...

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Kids on Fire: The Magical Fantasy Books of Jonathan Auxier

October 27, 2016
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Kids on Fire: The Magical Fantasy Books of Jonathan Auxier

Adults and kids alike have made Jonathan Auxier’s magical, lyrical novels very popular. His bestselling debut novel and follow up have drawn comparisons to such various and celebrated authors as Neil Gaiman and Henry James—sophisticated touchstones, but these books are appropriate for kids aged 8 and up. Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes (4.5/5...

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Kids on Fire: My Sister the Vampire Series for Tweens

October 26, 2016
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Kids on Fire: My Sister the Vampire Series for Tweens

The My Sister the Vampire series offers a new twist on the twins-separated-at-birth story, brimming with age-appropriate mischief and sisterly support. My Sister the Vampire #1: Switched! (4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $4.99) When Olivia Abbott moves to town, she’s excited to join the cheerleading team and make new friends. Then she meets Ivy...

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Kids on Fire: Harry Potter Fans, Check Out Lockwood & Co.

October 25, 2016
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Kids on Fire: Harry Potter Fans, Check Out Lockwood & Co.

Author of the bestselling Bartimaeus series doesn’t disappoint in his The Lockwood & Co. series, about a London-based, kid-run detective agency that specializes in the supernatural. It’s like Harry Potter meets Young Sherlock Holmes. Note that while this series is described as being appropriate for kids aged 8 and up, you can tell just...

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Lucky Dragon is a Strategic Endless Runner

October 24, 2016
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Lucky Dragon is a Strategic Endless Runner

Lucky Dragon (4/5 stars, all ages, currently priced at $1.99) is a strategy-based endless runner, sort of like a thinking person’s Flappy Bird. From Amazon: After LUMI & Dark Guardians, Studio Baikin presents their new addictive mobile game: Lucky Dragon. Fly across hundreds of levels by making obstacles disappear with a tap on the...

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Kids on Fire: Joshua Dread Series Offers Middle Graders Excitement and Adventure

October 23, 2016
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Kids on Fire: Joshua Dread Series Offers Middle Graders Excitement and Adventure

The Joshua Dread series stars the tween son of two super villains, but he doesn’t want to follow in their footsteps. School Library Journal says: Sixth grader Joshua Dread’s life is far from ordinary. As the son of the super villains, the Dread Duo, Josh spends most of his time traveling from town to...

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Kids on Fire: Alphabet Aquarium App Teaches Preschoolers

October 22, 2016
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Kids on Fire: Alphabet Aquarium App Teaches Preschoolers

Alphabet Aquarium Vol 1: Animated Puzzle Games with Letters and Animals (4.5/5 stars, all ages, currently priced at $1.99) is a popular app to help preschoolers master the English alphabet. From Amazon: The best-selling Alphabet Aquarium School Vol 1: Animated Letters Puzzle for Preschool and Kindergarten Explorers by 22learn arrives on Android! Brought to...

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Kids on Fire: Cragbridge Hall Time Travel Adventures for Tweens

October 20, 2016
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Kids on Fire: Cragbridge Hall Time Travel Adventures for Tweens

Middle graders who are fascinated by time travel, technology and mysteries will want to check out the Cragbridge Hall series! Cragbridge Hall, Book One: The Inventor’s Secret (5/5 stars, currently priced at $7.59) Imagine a school in the year 2074 where students don’t read history, but watch it happen around them; where running in...

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Kids on Fire: Tweens Will Want To Join Girl Pirate Bloody Jack On High Seas Adventures

October 19, 2016
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Kids on Fire: Tweens Will Want To Join Girl Pirate Bloody Jack On High Seas Adventures

L.A. Meyers’ The Bloody Jack Adventures star a strong, smart, brave girl protagonist. Publishers Weekly says: ” “I prays for deliverance,” confides Mary Faber, orphaned at eight years old by a pestilence that relegates her to a life of begging and petty crime on the streets of London. After her gang’s leader is killed,...

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Kids on Fire: Six Crowns Fantasy Animal Adventures

October 18, 2016
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Kids on Fire: Six Crowns Fantasy Animal Adventures

With a hedgehog hero, magic, pirates, swashbuckling adventure and an epic quest, there’s something in the Six Crowns series of chapter books for every tween to enjoy! The Six Crowns: Trundle’s Quest (4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $3.99) Trundle doesn’t think he’s an adventurer. He’s a lamplighter. He likes everything safe and cozy, and that’s...

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