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August 2009

For the final family trip of the summer. Listen to the audiobook while traveling and finish at your destination with the book!

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
By: Mark Twain

Also Available in: Audio Disc and Downloadable Audiobook
Summary: The adventures and pranks of a mischievous boy growing up in a Mississippi River town in the early nineteenth century.

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The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel
By: Michael Scott

Also Available in: Audio Disc
Summary: Fifteen-year-old twins, Sophie and Josh, suddenly find themselves caught up in the deadly, centuries-old struggle between rival alchemists, Nicholas Flamel and John Dee, over the possession of an ancient and powerful book holding the secret formulas for alchemy and everlasting life.
Book Review
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Artemis Fowl
By: Eoin Colfer

Also Available in: Audio Disc and Audio Cassette
Summary: When a twelve-year-old evil genius tries to restore his family fortune by capturing a fairy and demanding a ransom in gold, the fairies fight back with magic, technology, and a particularly nasty troll.
Book Review
Awards

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Bridge to Terabithia
By: Katherine Paterson

Also Available in: Audio Disc, Audio Cassette and Large Print
Summary: The life of a ten-year-old boy in rural Virginia expands when he becomes friends with a newcomer who subsequently meets an untimely death trying to reach their hideaway, Terabithia, during a storm.
Awards
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
By: Roald Dahl

Also Available in: Audio Disc and Audio Cassette
Summary: Each of five children lucky enough to discover an entry ticket into Mr. Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory takes advantage of the situation in his own way.
Review

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City of Bones
By: Cassandra Clare

Also Available in: Audio Disc and Downloadable Audio Book
Summary: Suddenly able to see demons and the Darkhunters who are dedicated to returning them to their own dimension, fifteen-year-old Clary Fray is drawn into this bizzare world when her mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a monster.
Book Review
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Demons of the Ocean
By: Justin Somper

Also Available in: Audio Disc
Summary: When twins Connor and Grace's ship is wrecked in a storm and Connor is rescued by pirates, he believes that Grace has been taken aboard the mythical Vampirate's ship, and he is determined to find her.
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid
By: Jeff Kinney

Also Available in: Audio Disc
Summary: Greg records his sixth grade experiences in a middle school where he and his best friend, Rowley, undersized weaklings amid boys who need to shave twice daily, hope just to survive, but when Rowley grows more popular, Greg must take drastic measures to save their friendship.
Awards
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The Fairy-Tale Detectives
By: Michael Buckley

Also Available in: Audio Disc and Downloadable Audio Book
Summary: Orphans Sabrina and Daphne Grimm are sent to live with an eccentric grandmother that they have always believed to be dead.
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
By: J.K. Rowling

Also Available in: Audio Disc, Audio Cassette and Large Print
Summary: Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Wizards and Witches.
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Magyk
By: Angie Sage

Also Available in: Audio Disc
Summary: After learning that she is the Princess, Jenna is whisked from her home and carried toward safety by the Extraordinary Wizard, those she always believed were her father and brother, and a young guard known only as Boy 412--pursued by agents of those who killed her mother ten years earlier.
Awards
Review
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Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment
By: James Patterson

Also Available in: Audio Disc and Downloadable Audio Book
Summary: After the mutant Erasers abduct the youngest member of their group, the "birdkids," who are the result of genetic experimentation, take off in pursuit and find themselves struggling to understand their own origins and purpose.
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The Maze of Bones
By: Rick Riordan

Also Available in: Audio Disc
Summary: Dan and Amy Cahill are given the choice of receiving a million dollars or uncovering the 39 clues hidden around the world that will lead to the source of the family's power, but by taking on the clues, they end up in a dangerous race against their own family members.
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The Secret Garden
By: Frances Hodgson Burnett

Also Available in: Audio Disc
Summary: Ten-year-old Mary comes to live in a lonely house on the Yorkshire moors and discovers an invalid cousin and the mysteries of a locked garden.
Review
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Twilight
By: Stephenie Meyer

Also Available in: Audio Disc
Summary: When seventeen-year-old Bella leaves Phoenix to live with her father in Forks, Washington, she meets an exquisitely handsome boy at school for whom she feels an overwhelming attraction and who she comes to realize is not wholly human.
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