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It wasn’t Max Spencer’s idea to fight robots, lead an army, or save the world—it just so happens that he’s the only living person who can read the most fantastical book ever written: The Codex of Infinite Knowability. The Codex is no ordinary book, and among other things, it describes a unicorn named Princess the Destroyer.

Princess the Destroyer is no ordinary unicorn. She loves nothing more than hunting down, killing, and eating other creatures. After all, what’s the point of having a sharp horn on your forehead if you don’t use it for destructive purposes? And right now Princess has a very definite purpose: Find Max and retrieve the lost Codex for an evil sorcerer and his mysterious master. If she can do that, she’s been promised an all-the-humans-you-can-eat buffet in Texas.

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Title: Bad Unicorn

Author: Platte F. Clark

Publisher: Aladdin

Release Date: April 16, 2013

ISBN: 978-1442450127

Size: 432 pages, hardcover

Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy


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Ethan and his friends are back!

When Jordan has  mysterious visions about Crater Lake, she finds herself with a power that she doesn’t quite understand and can’t quite control

But when Ethan, Allie and Brady also start displaying powers, they decide to return to Crater Lake in the middle of winter, only to discover that an epic battle is brewing between Chief Llao and his nemesis, Chief Skell.

Determined to find their fallen friend, Jacob, the young teens must train for the upcoming battle by mastering their powers and joingin forces with a powerful new ally—the Mystic Gray—an entity that could bring more trouble than they could ever imagine.

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Title: Return of the Mystic Gray (Crater Lake Book 2)

Author: Steve Westover

Publisher: Sweetwater (CFI)

Release Date: April 9, 2013

ISBN: 978-1462111879

Size: 256 pages, 5.5 x 8.5, softcover

Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy

Crater Lake Series: Battle for Wizard Island (bk 1)


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Hashbrown Winters and the Whiz-Tastrophe by Frank L. Cole

April 10, 2013

Losing to a girl in laser tag is the pits—especially if it’s to Melanie “Thumbs” Nottingham. The Hashbrown gang comes up with a plan that will guarantee their success. But when he turns to the Oracle for guidance, he is given some unexpected advice that could change the game forever. When plans go awry and […]

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Beyonders: Chasing the Prophecy by Brandon Mull

March 12, 2013

Jason and Rachel were not born in Lyrian. They did not grow up in Lyrian. But after all of the battles and losses, the triumphs and adventures, and most of all, the friendships forged in this fantastical world, Lyrian has become home to them in a way they never could have imagined. And so, armed […]

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The Legend Thief by E.J. Patten

March 5, 2013

Sky has more monsters to fight—and lives to save—in the sequel to Return to Exile. Sky thought he had problems before. “Before” as in when his uncle disappeared, he had to move to an odd new town with his family, and, oh yeah, it was up to him to make sure the world’s deadliest monster […]

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Cragbridge Hall: The Inventor’s Secret by Chad Morris

March 4, 2013

Abby and Derick have been accepted to the most prestigious secondary school in the world, Cragbridge Hall. Due to the inventions of their grandfather, Oscar Cragbridge, they will be able to experience history in 3D, use their minds to literally project visual interpretations of classic literature, and become animal avatars for zoology. But when their […]

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Jump Boys: SOS by Alex Banks

February 28, 2013

A dare gone terribly wrong. An SOS from another universe. A threat from right next door. Thirteen-year-old twin brothers Jayce and Val are about to jump the multi-verses on a dangerous dare, but true danger is closer to home than they realize. The Jupiter Prime colony has been orbiting the stormy gas giant for nineteen […]

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Farworld: Air Keep by J Scott Savage

February 26, 2013

The adventure continues… It’s been six months since Marcus and Kyja obtained the help of the land and water elementals. But before they can get help from the mysterious air elementals they have to figure out how to open a box with no key. Together, Marcus and Kyja travel into the Is, the Was, the […]

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Raggleroot by Erik Olsen

January 9, 2013

“Help me, help me, Flin.” Parcell’s arm slowly reached toward Flin in despair, and then it dropped to the ground, lifeless. Flin darted over and snatched up Parcell’s hand. Parcell’s eyes suddenly popped open. “If I’m going to die, then you will too!” Flin has always known to stay away from the doors with five […]

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John Taylor & the Mystery Puzzle by Christy Monson

November 12, 2012

Micah put the phone back together and touched the screen. Nothing. “Maybe it needs to dry,” said Micah, opening up the back and leaving the phone in the sun. After a few minutes, he put it back together, but still nothing. “What are we going to do?” “Maybe we’re stuck here forever,” said Alicia. Micah […]

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Benotripia: The Rescue by McKenzie Wagner

September 12, 2012

Two islands stand amid swirling seas of mist and oceans that stretch as far as the eye can see. Eleven-year-old Roseabelle lives on the tropical island of Benotripia with her mother, Danette, the island’s leader. When Danette suddenly disappears, Roseabelle, with her friends Astro and Jessicana, embark on a perilous journey to the evil neighboring […]

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Garden of the Lost Souls by Erik Olsen

July 13, 2012

Flin had climbed to the top of the cathedral and was now pinned against the anemone’s ceiling while dozens of enraged snazzards scaled up after him. I can’t climb any higher! he thought, desperately looking around for any lost options. There’s no place left to go! They’re going to get me! Panicked, he jumped and […]

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Middle School Magic: The Kindling by Braden Bell

July 10, 2012

Loud shrieks sliced the air, followed by the smell of burning cloth. Conner looked over in time to see Geoffrey jumping up and down, yelling and shrieking. Smoke poured from the seat of his shorts while blue and yellow sparks snap-crackle-and-popped all around the heater. All thirteen-year-old Connor Dell wants to do is pass pre-algebra, […]

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Evertaster by Adam Glendon Sidwell

June 15, 2012

When eleven-year-old Guster Johnsonville rejects his mother’s casserole for the umpteenth time, she takes him into the city of New Orleans to find him something to eat. There, in a dark, abandoned corner of the city they meet a dying pastry maker. In his last breath he entrusts them with a secret: an ancient recipe […]

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