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The Last Dragonslayer
The Last Dragonslayer By Fforde, Jasper (Book - 2012 ) YA FICTION Fforde Jasper and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:Fifteen-year-old Jennifer Strange runs an agency for underemployed magicians in a world where magic is fading away, but when visions of the death of the world's last dragon begin, all signs point to Jennifer--and Big Magic

Badass A Relentless Onslaught of the Toughest Warlords, Vikings, Samurai, Pirates, Gunfighters, and Military Commanders to Ever Live By Thompson, Ben (Book - 2009 ) 920.02 Thompson and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:A humorous collection of history's most crushingly awesome figures to ever strap on a pair of chainmail gauntlets and run screaming into battle, includes Ramses II, Julius Caesar, Genghis Khan, and George S. Patton.

Fangbone!, Third-grade Barbarian
Fangbone!, Third-grade Barbarian By Rex, Michael (Book - 2012 ) J GRAPHIC FICTION FANGBONE Rex Michael v.1 06/2012 and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:Eastwood Elementary's new student is nothing like the other kids in 3G. Fangbone is a barbarian warrior from another world! And he's been charged with the task of keeping a deadly weapon from Skullbania's vilest villain, Venomous Drool. Can Fangbone's new classmates team up to help him triumph over hound-snakes, lava-ferrets, and his first pop quiz?

Saffy's Angel
Saffy's Angel By McKay, Hilary (Book - 2002 ) J FICTION McKay Hilary and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:After learning that she was adopted, thirteen-year-old Saffron's relationship with her eccentric, artistic family changes, until they help her go back to Italy where she was born to find a special momento of her past.

The Sharp Time
The Sharp Time By O'Connell, Mary (Book - 2011 ) YA FICTION OConnell Mary 11/2011 and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:In the week following her mother's death in a freak accident, eighteen-year-old Sandanista Jones finds small measures of happiness even as she fantasizes about an act of revenge against an abusive teacher at her high school.

Liar & Spy
Liar & Spy By Stead, Rebecca (Book - 2012 ) J FICTION Stead Rebecca 08/2012 and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:Seventh-grader Georges adjusts to moving from a house to an apartment, his father's efforts to start a new business, his mother's extra shifts as a nurse, being picked on at school, and Safer, a boy who wants his help spying on another resident of their building.

Croak By Damico, Gina (Book - 2012 ) YA MYSTERY Damico Gina 02/2012 and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:A delinquent sixteen-year-old girl is sent to live with her uncle for the summer, only to learn that he is a Grim Reaper who wants to teach her the family business.

A Boy and A Bear in A Boat
A Boy and A Bear in A Boat By Shelton, Dave (Book - 2012 ) J FICTION Shelton Dave 06/2012 and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:A boy and a bear go to sea, equipped with a suitcase, a comic book and a ukulele, for a short trip but soon their boat encounters "unforeseeable anomalies," strange storms, a terrifying sea monster, and the rank remains of The Very Last Sandwich.

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