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Horten Horten's Miraculous Mechanisms: Magic, Mystery & a Very Strange Adventure
By: Lissa Evans
Review By: Darla at Peggy V. Helmerich Library
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A page turner! Magic, mystery and fun as Stewart uses the library to solve the family mystery, what happened to Uncle Tony the mysterious magician!
Chomp Chomp
By: Carl Hiaasen
Review By: Darla at Peggy V. Helmerich Library
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Classmates Wahoo & Tuna are ready find out what reality TV is all about, as they help with wild animal wrangling in the Florida everglades.
Pie Pie
By: Sarah Weeks
Review By: Darla at Peggy V. Helmerich Library
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Alice and Charlie solve the pie crust mystery, along the way they remember Aunt Polly's famous pies. Lardo the cat is a key to the mystery of the famous pie crust!
seals The Seals on the Bus
By: Lenny Hort
Review By: Cheryl at Bixby Library
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A hilarious take on the beloved children's song "The Wheels on the Bus" with a surprise ending!
Butterflies The Girl Who Threw Butterflies
By: Mick Cochrane
Review By: Darla at Peggy V. Helmerich Library
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A baseball story for girls! Molly's knuckleball makes the story come alive; she is befriended by a team member and does not play softball.
Dragon Dragon Puncher Island
By: James Kochalka
Review By: Darla at Peggy V. Helmerich Library
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Cats and more in this graphic comic reader! An island adventure for the whole family to share. The possibility of making your own book like Dragon Puncher Island, exists after reading the comic!
Secret Message

The Secret Message
By: Mina Javaherbin
Review By: Darla at Peggy V. Helmerich Library
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A Persian folktale based on a poem, the tale of a beautiful parrot who is trapped inside a merchant's shop. The parrot lives in a golden cage and has the best of everything but not freedom. Find out how the parrot tricks the merchant and gains his freedom in this wonderfully illustrated book, perfect for a bedtime read.

Day Glo The Day-Glo Brothers : The True Story of Bob and Joe Switzer's Bright Ideas and Brand-New Colors
By: Chris Barton
Review By: Darla at Peggy V. Helmerich Library
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This book is a biography, a science book and a book about inventions. Science and imagination share a role in this fluorescent story of day-glo paint and the happenstance that made the color orange glow!
Bad News Bad News for Outlaws: the Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshall
By: Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
Review By: Darla at Peggy V. Helmerich Library
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A biography of a U.S. Deputy Marshall in the Oklahoma territory, before statehood! As a peace officer, he was a crack shot and brought in outlaws galore! A small snapshot of American history for all to read and enjoy.
Closed for the Season Closed for the Season: A Mystery Story
By: Mary Downing Hahn
Review By: Darla at Peggy V. Helmerich Library
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There are many twists and turns in an amusement park that truly is closed for the season! A new house, a new neighbor and a BIG mystery in this page turner! With the perfect "who done it" twist in the end!
Friendship Doll The Friendship Doll
By: Kirby Larson
Review By: Josie at Hardesty Regional Library
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During the early 20th century, dolls from Japan were sent to the United States as Ambassadors of Friendship. This book tells how one doll touched the lives of four girls who lived during the Great Depression. If you like reading books based on history, you will enjoy this one. A very original and well written book.
Spiders Spiders on the Case
By: Kathryn Lasky
Review By: Darla at Peggy V. Helmerich Library
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Quite a find in the Boston Public Library, a family of brown spiders and book thieves to boot! The rare book room is quite the treasure trove of antique maps and more! The spider family makes quite a "Charlotte's Web" type statement to the librarian to help solve this short mystery.
Roly Roly-poly Egg
By: Kali Stileman
Review By: Josie at Hardesty Regional Library
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This book is bright, fun and full of spots. When Splotch's egg rolls away, it visits with all his animal friends. Will the egg make it back to Splotch in time to hatch?
Dragonbreath Dragonbreath
By: Ursula Vernon
Review By: Darla at Peggy V. Helmerich Library
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A funny tale of a dragon, his friend and cousin. Great pictures along with excitement for Danny as he finishes his homework and learns to breathe fire - all in the same breath.
Mourning Wars The Mourning Wars
By: Karen Steinmetz
Review By: Kathy in the Central Library Children's Department
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Imagine living with your family until you were 7 years old and then being kidnapped! This happened to Eunice Williams, a real person. Did she get back to her family? Did she want to? And would you do the same as what Eunice did?
Horses Learn to Draw Horses & Ponies
By: Russell Farrell
Review By: Darla at Peggy V. Helmerich Library
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Simple shapes, circles-ovals & triangles will help you draw with success your favorite horse breed! Fun facts included in the text too!
Wolves Wolves of the Beyond: Lone Wolf
By: Kathryn Lasky
Review By: Darla at Peggy V. Helmerich Library
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As usual, Lasky is right on the mark with her animal research. Yes this is a fantasy book, but you find out what wolves do in nature, as you return to the world from The Guardians of Ga'Hoole series! Our hero, Faolan embarks on a journey that will change the course of the wolves beyond.
The 100-Year-Old Secret The 100-Year-Old Secret
By: Tracy Barrett
Review By: Darla at Peggy V. Helmerich Library
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Imagine, if Sherlock Holmes was your great grandfather! An adventure in London brings Xander & Xena into the fold of the secret society of famous detectives in the first book of the series "The Sherlock Files"!

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