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4th Alternative Hardback Book List

4th Alternative Hardback Book List

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EANAuthorTitlePublisherPub DateLexileAnnotationTitle Status
9780763697334Pastis, StephanTimmy Failure: The Cat Stole My PantsCandlewick Press (MA)4/25/17520Timmy finds himself in Key West; which is a hotbed of criminals.Available
9781101938270Buyea, RobPerfect ScoreDelacorte Press10/3/17710Told from different viewpoints; this is the story of five sixth-graders facing various challenges and under pressure to do well on statewide assessment tests who agree to a plan for acing those tests.Available
9780062019721Nye, Naomi ShihabTurtle of OmanGreenwillow Books8/26/14700When Aref; a third-grader who lives in Muscat; Oman; refuses to pack his suitcase and prepare to move to Michigan; his mother asks for help from his grandfather; his Siddi; who takes Aref around the country; storing up memories he can carry with him to a new home.Available
9781419725654Barnett, MacTerrible Two's Last LaughAmulet Books1/15/19Everyone's favorite pranksters are back in the Terrible Two's series finale. It's Miles and Niles's last year at Yawnee Valley Science and Letters Academy; and Miles gets some worrisome news from his mom: After he graduates; they're moving back home; to their old apartment; in a little town by the sea. She thinks this is good news; but Miles knows it is Terrible. As the Terrible Two face the end of their time in Yawnee Valley; they're determined to pull a prank that changes the town forever.Not Yet Received - Future Pub Dt
9781536202403Pastis, StephanTimmy Failure: It's the End When I Say It's the EndCandlewick Press (MA)9/25/18Stephan Pastis is the creator of the New York Times bestseller Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made and its six sequels; as well as the acclaimed comic strip Pearls Before Swine. He lives in northern California.Not Yet Received - Future Pub Dt
9780689845154Clements, AndrewReport Card (Repackage)Atheneum Books for Young Readers4/1/04700With subtlety and authority; Clements (A Week in the Woods) explores the plight of extraordinarily intelligent Nora; who; determined to avoid being singled out; has from an early age strategically hidden her genius from her parents; peers and teachers. But this young narrator attracts ample attention when she purposefully earns D's on her fifth-grade report card; the inaugural step in her plan to protest the school's focus on grades and testing. The catalyst for Nora's scheme is the dramatic chaAvailable
9780060274719Fleischman, PaulSeedfolksHarper Teen4/11/97710Paul Fleischman grew up in Santa Monica; California in a house with a printing press; a grand piano; a shortwave radio; and his father--children's author Sid Fleischman. Playing recorder in early music consorts led to his books of verbal duets--I Am Phoenix; Joyful Noise (winner of the 1989 Newbery Medal); and Big Talk. His novels built from monologues include Bull Run; a 16-character account of the Civil War's first battle; and Seedfolks--the chronicAvailable
9780763660505Pastis, StephanTimmy Failure: Mistakes Were MadeCandlewick Press (MA)2/26/13520Timmy Failure is a winner!
--Jeff Kinney; Diary of a Wimpy Kid

...readers should be simultaneously amused and touched by this quirky antihero.

Pastis has assembled an eccentric and funny cast (running gags revolve around Total's voracious appetite and a librarian who looks like one of the Hells Angels); yet there are also touching interactions to be found; particularly between Timmy and his mother.
--Publishers Weekly

Pastis crafts a great story starring
9781534426382Russell, Rachel RenDork Diaries 13: Tales from a Not-So-Happy BirthdayAladdin Paperbacks6/5/18Rachel Renée Russell is an attorney who prefers writing tween books to legal briefs. (Mainly because books are a lot more fun and pajamas and bunny slippers aren't allowed in court.) Rachel lives in Chantilly; Virginia.Not Yet Received - Future Pub Dt
9781419721854Barnett, MacTerrible Two Go WildAmulet Books1/9/18660Everyone's favorite pranksters are at it again! School's out; and Miles and Niles are running wild in the woods outside town: climbing trees; exploring caves; and; yes; pranking. But these leafy; lazy days of mischief darken when bully Josh Barkin and his cadets from a nearby kids' boot camp discover the merrymakers--and vow to destroy them. Are our heroes' sharp minds any match for these hooligans' hard fists? The latest installment of the witty; on-target illustrated series is another "fast paAvailable
9781250104854Griffiths, Andy78-Story TreehouseFeiwel and Friends/MacMillan Publishing Group3/13/18Terry Denton is known for his humorous illustration style and has worked with Andy on the Treehouse series and the JUST! books among others. He lives by the sea in Australia with his wife; three kids; and a pop-up toaster that only toasts on one side.Available
9780062377012Pennypacker, SaraPaxBalzer & Bray/Harperteen2/2/16760Twelve-year-old Peter and his pet fox have been inseparable since Peter rescued Pax as a kit. Now Peter's father has enlisted; and there's no room at Grandfather's house (where the boy will be staying) for a fox; tame or otherwise; Peter's father forces his son to release Pax into the wild. Heartsick; Peter soon decides to run away to find Pax. He stumbles onto the land of a woman named Vola; a hermit who reluctantly helps the boy regain his strength after an injury and whose own tragic backstorAvailable
9781481415903Reynolds, JasonAs Brave as YouAtheneum Books5/3/16750While their parents figure out the future of their marriage; Brooklynite brothers Genie and Ernie will be spending the summer with their paternal grandparents in Virginia. There's some bad blood between Dad and Grandpop; which has kept them apart for years; but Genie and Ernie don't see the problem-Grandpop seems pretty great. In fact; older bro Ernie; who wears sunglasses for cool affect; is pleased to see Grandpop sports the same gear; and younger bro Genie is surprised to find that Grandpop;Available
9780062300058Korman, GordonMasterminds: PaybackBalzer & Bray/Harperteen3/7/17730Praise for UNGIFTED: Touching; without being overly sentimental; Ungifted is a gem for readers looking for a story where the underdog comes out on top. --Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)"Available
9781368020053De La Cruz, MelissaIsle of the Lost #4: A Descendants NovelDisney-Hyperion5/21/19Following the epic conclusion to the Disney Channel Original Movie Descendants 2; Isle of the Lost #4 will follow Mal; Evie; Carlos; Jay; and Uma on their next adventures in Auradon and the Isle of the Lost.
Praise for The Isle of the Lost"Disney lovers and fairy-tale fans alike will need to get their hands on this book." -School Library Journal
Praise for Return to the Isle of the Lost"Packed with plenty of humor and adventure; this sequel spinoff is des
Not Yet Received - Future Pub Dt
9781481460033Russell, Rachel RenMisadventures of Max Crumbly 2: Middle School MayhemAladdin Paperbacks6/6/17670Rachel Renée Russell is an attorney who prefers writing tween books to legal briefs. (Mainly because books are a lot more fun and pajamas and bunny slippers aren't allowed in court.) Rachel lives in Chantilly; Virginia.Available
9781250043238Applegate, KatherineCrenshawFeiwel & Friends9/22/15540Rising fifth-grader Jackson prefers fact to fancy; so he's alarmed when he sees an oversized talking cat; which is invisible to everyone else. Jackson recognizes the feline as the long-lost imaginary pal he once dubbed Crenshaw; who previously appeared when Jackson's family briefly became homeless and lived in their van. Along with Crenshaw's appearance there are other signs that the family is headed for trouble again: Jackson's multiple sclerosis-stricken father and his mother sell many of theAvailable
9780545665773Gemeinhart, DanSome Kind of CourageScholastic Press1/26/16760Twelve-year-old Joseph Johnson searches the Northwest frontier for his missing horse and a new family. When first his mother and beloved little sister die of typhoid; and then his father dies in a wagon accident; Joseph is left in the care of a drunkard; his Indian pony; Sarah; his only remaining family. When the drunkard sells Sarah to a swindler; Joseph reclaims his father's pistol; takes the money given for the horse; and sets out in pursuit; on foot; through unforgiving wilderness. He wantsAvailable
9780763680923Pastis, StephanTimmy Failure: Sanitized for Your ProtectionCandlewick Press (MA)10/6/15500Grades 3-6 It's all change; all the time for Timmy Failure. He has fired Total the polar bear from the detective agency; his mother's boyfriend is moving to Chicago; and Timmy is traveling cross-country with Molly Muskins; who may or may not be a criminal mastermind. The trip has interrupted Timmy's latest investigation involving stolen money from a class fund-raiser. But Timmy never has trouble finding dots to connect; and he and Molly go on the run in Chicago in order to solve the case. The obAvailable
9780544319592Sweet, MelissaSome Writer!: The Story of E.B. WhiteHoughton Mifflin10/4/161030Salutations! Sweet raises her collage skills to new heights while bringing her love and admiration for E. B. White to the page. Just as her astounding collages blend materials that might have been found in a barn in Maine; the text carefully blends her words with those of the beloved writer. A fast-moving; thorough; deeply researched; and accessible biography. Timeline. Bib.; ind. (Copyright 2017 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)Available
9780545052399Mass, Wendy11 BirthdaysScholastic Press1/1/09650Wendy Mass is the author of the award-winning books for readers A MANGO-SHAPED SPACE; LEAP DAY; JEREMY FINK AND THE MEANING OF LIFE; HEAVEN LOOKS A LOT LIKE THE MALL; EVERY SOUL A STAR; THE CANDYMAKERS; 11 BIRTHDAYS; FINALLY; and the Twice Upon a Time series. She tells people her hobbies are photography and hiking; but they're really collecting candy bar wrappers and searching for buried treasure with her metal detector. Wendy lives with her family in New Jersey. Visit her at
9781442497092Mull, BrandonDeath WeaversAladdin Paperbacks3/15/16580Trapped in a world where magic is powerful and dreams are real; Cole's epic adventure continues in book four of the New York Times bestselling "fanciful; action-packed adventure" series (Publishers Weekly; starred review); from the author of the Fablehaven and Beyonders series.

Cole is about to face his biggest peril yet.

Since arriving in the Outskirts; Cole and his friends have fought monsters; challenged knights; and battled rampaging robots. But none of that has

9780763673758Pastis, StephanTimmy Failure: We Meet AgainCandlewick Press (MA)10/28/14480This is a book about very nice people. None of them is Timmy Failure. The main character in a children's book is often the kindest; most heroic person in the story; but not here. Timmy spends his time in class drawing insulting baseball cards with pictures of his classmates. Molly Moskins has a crush on Timmy. Her baseball card says; "Characteristics: Mismatched pupils. Smells like tangerine." His best friend's card says; "Boring." In spite of that; his friends go out of their way to help him; aAvailable
9781616206659Baptiste, TraceyRise of the JumbiesAlgonquin Young Readers9/19/17690This sequel to The Jumbies begins with an earthquake shaking Corinne La Mer's island home. Several children go missing; and suspicion quickly falls on the jumbies (mischievous and sometimes malevolent creatures that share the island with humans) and on Corinne who discovered she was half-jumbie in the previous book. Reaching out to the powerful and treacherous water jumbie Mama D'Leau; Corinne and her friends Dru; Malik; and Bouki set out across (and under) the ocean to retrieve Mama's purloineAvailable
9781442497061Mull, BrandonCrystal KeepersAladdin Paperbacks3/17/15630Trapped in a world where magic is powerful and dreams are real; Cole continues his quest in book three of a "fanciful; action-packed adventure" series (Publishers Weekly; starred review); from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Fablehaven and Beyonders series.

Cole Randolph ventures to a new kingdom as he continues his search for his friends--and also pursues his quest to mend what has gone awry with the magic in The Outskirts. Can he overcome the challenges ahead;

9780545863469Watson, JudeSting: A Loot NovelScholastic Press8/30/16So why is March McQuin dangling upside-down twenty feet above a stone floor in the middle of the night; instead of tucked in bed like a regular kid? Along with his twin sister; Jules; he's set on stealing a set of stunning diamonds. It should have been an easy job; in and out. Except another thief got there first. March and Jules are lucky to escape with their lives; and one measly stone.

Now the botched heist has created a world of trouble. The stone they grabbed was the Morning Star; one o

9780756981600Weatherford, Carole BostonFreedom on the MenuAvailable