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Chester Keene Cracks the Code by Kekla Magoon

Chester Keene Cracks the Code

Kekla Magoon

Cracking the code isn't all it's cracked up to be in this scavenger hunt adventure from a Coretta Scott King Honor-winning author.

Chester Keene takes great comfort in his routines. Afterschool Monday to Thursday is bowling, and Friday, the best of days, is laser tag! But besides Friday laser tag, Chester has one other very special thing—he gets secret spy messages from his dad, who must be on covert government assignments, which is why Chester has never met him.
 
As Chester and Skye get closer to their final clue, they discover the key to their spy assignment: they have to stop a heist! But cracking this code may mean finding out things are not always what they seem.

New Releases

White Bird: A Novel by R. J. Palacio, Erica S. Perl

White Bird: A Novel

R. J. Palacio, Erica S. Perl

Honest June: The Show Must Go On by Tina Wells, Brittney Bond

Honest June: The Show Must Go On

Tina Wells, Brittney Bond

Camp Scare by Delilah S. Dawson

Camp Scare

Delilah S. Dawson

Isaiah Dunn Saves the Day by Kelly J. Baptist

Isaiah Dunn Saves the Day

Kelly J. Baptist

What Comes Next by Rob Buyea

What Comes Next

Rob Buyea

Discover the joy of Black boyhood this summer! 

Black Boy Joy by Kwame Mbalia

Black Boy Joy

Kwame Mbalia

Clean Getaway by Nic Stone

Clean Getaway

Nic Stone

The Swag Is in the Socks by Kelly J. Baptist

The Swag Is in the Socks

Kelly J. Baptist

Isaiah Dunn Is My Hero by Kelly J. Baptist

Isaiah Dunn Is My Hero

Kelly J. Baptist

Isaiah Dunn Saves the Day by Kelly J. Baptist

Isaiah Dunn Saves the Day

Kelly J. Baptist

Chester Keene Cracks the Code by Kekla Magoon

Chester Keene Cracks the Code

Kekla Magoon

The Season of Styx Malone by Kekla Magoon

The Season of Styx Malone

Kekla Magoon

Graphic novel of the month!

Katie is dreading the boring summer ahead while her best friends are all away at camp--something that's way out of Katie and her mom's budget, UNLESS Katie can figure out a way earn the money for camp herself. But when Katie gets a job catsitting for her mysterious upstairs neighbor, life get interesting.

First, Madeline has 217 cats (!) and they're not exactly . . . normal cats. Also, why is Madeline always out EXACTLY when the city's most notorious villain commits crimes?! Is it possible that Katie's upstairs neighbor is really a super villain?

Download the Katie the Catsitter Activity Packet!

Katie the Catsitter by Colleen AF Venable, Stephanie Yue

Katie the Catsitter

Colleen AF Venable,
Stephanie Yue

Katie the Catsitter Book 2: Best Friends for Never by Colleen AF Venable, Stephanie Yue

Katie the Catsitter Book 2: Best Friends for Never

Colleen AF Venable,
Stephanie Yue

Katie the Catsitter: More Cats, More Fun! Boxed Set (Books 1 and 2) by Colleen AF Venable, Stephanie Yue

Katie the Catsitter: More Cats, More Fun! Boxed Set

Colleen AF Venable, Stephanie Yue

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Graphic Novels 

Hilo Book 1: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth by Judd Winick

Hilo Book 1: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth

Judd Winick

Max and the Midknights by Lincoln Peirce

Max and the Midknights

Lincoln Peirce

Katie the Catsitter by Colleen AF Venable, Stephanie Yue

Katie the Catsitter

Colleen AF Venable, Stephanie Yue

Ham Helsing #1: Vampire Hunter by Rich Moyer

Ham Helsing #1: Vampire Hunter

Rich Moyer

Max Meow Book 1: Cat Crusader by John Gallagher

Max Meow Book 1: Cat Crusader

John Gallagher

Witches of Brooklyn by Sophie Escabasse

Witches of Brooklyn

Sophie Escabasse

Mapmakers and the Lost Magic by Cameron Chittock, Amanda Castillo

Mapmakers and the Lost Magic

Cameron Chittock, Amanda Castillo

Stepping Stones by Lucy Knisley

Stepping Stones

Lucy Knisley

Dinosaurs Before Dark Graphic Novel by Mary Pope Osborne, Kelly Matthews, Nichole Matthews, Jenny Laird

Dinosaurs Before Dark Graphic Novel

Mary Pope Osborne, Kelly Matthews, Nichole Matthews, Jenny Laird

Pizza and Taco: Who's the Best? by Stephen Shaskan

Pizza and Taco: Who's the Best?

Stephen Shaskan

Middle School is SOMETHING Else! 

The Friendship War by Andrew Clements

The Friendship War

Andrew Clements

Lights, Camera, Middle School! by Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew Holm

Lights, Camera, Middle School!

Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew Holm

Wonder by R. J. Palacio

Wonder

R. J. Palacio

Apple Crush by Lucy Knisley

Apple Crush

Lucy Knisley

Scout Is Not a Band Kid by Jade Armstrong

Scout Is Not a Band Kid

Jade Armstrong

Nate the Great by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, Marc Simont

Nate the Great

Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, Marc Simont

The Pack by Lisi Harrison

The Pack

Lisi Harrison

The Pack #2: Claw and Order by Lisi Harrison

The Pack #2: Claw and Order

Lisi Harrison

Growing Pangs by Kathryn Ormsbee, Molly Brooks

Growing Pangs

Kathryn Ormsbee, Molly Brooks

Just Roll with It by Veronica Agarwal, Lee Durfey-Lavoie

Just Roll with It

Veronica Agarwal, Lee Durfey-Lavoie

Shine! by J.J. Grabenstein, Chris Grabenstein

Shine!

J.J. Grabenstein, Chris Grabenstein

Strangeville School Is Totally Normal by Darcy Miller, Brett Helquist

Strangeville School Is Totally Normal

Darcy Miller, Brett Helquist

Celebrate The Power of Kindness

Wonder

Favorites for Every Bookshelf

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster, Jules Feiffer

The Phantom Tollbooth

Norton Juster, Jules Feiffer

Squirm by Carl Hiaasen

Squirm

Carl Hiaasen

Fast Pitch by Nic Stone

Fast Pitch

Nic Stone

Hilo Book 1: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth by Judd Winick

Hilo Book 1: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth

Judd Winick

Clean Getaway by Nic Stone

Clean Getaway

Nic Stone

Black Boy Joy by Kwame Mbalia

Black Boy Joy

Kwame Mbalia

Read an Excerpt

Marcus Makes a Movie by Kevin Hart, David Cooper, Geoff Rodkey

Marcus Makes a Movie

Kevin Hart, David Cooper, Geoff Rodkey

Max and the Midknights by Lincoln Peirce

Max and the Midknights

Lincoln Peirce

Mr. Lemoncello's Library Books 1-4 (Boxed Set) by Chris Grabenstein

Mr. Lemoncello's Library Books 1-4 (Boxed Set)

Chris Grabenstein

Magic Tree House Books 1-4 Boxed Set by Mary Pope Osborne

Magic Tree House Books 1-4 Boxed Set

Mary Pope Osborne

MaxMeow

One box. Endless stories.

Give kids an adventure they can return to again and again!

Magic Tree House Books 1-4 Boxed Set by Mary Pope Osborne

Magic Tree House Books
1-4 Boxed Set

Mary Pope Osborne

Junie B. Jones First Boxed Set Ever!

Junie B. Jones First Boxed Set Ever!

Barbara Park, Denise Brunkus

Hiaasen 5-Book Trade Paperback Box Set by Carl Hiaasen

Hiaasen 5-Book Trade Paperback Box Set

Carl Hiaasen

Unicorn Academy: Rainbow of Adventure Boxed Set (Books 1-4) by Julie Sykes, Lucy Truman

Unicorn Academy: Rainbow of Adventure Boxed Set (Books 1-4)

Julie Sykes, Lucy Truman

Hilo: The Great Big Box (Books 1-6) by Judd Winick

Hilo: The Great Big Box (Books 1-6)

Judd Winick

Mr. Lemoncello's Library Books 1-4 (Boxed Set) by Chris Grabenstein

Mr. Lemoncello's Library Books 1-4 (Boxed Set)

Chris Grabenstein

Pizza and Taco To Go! 3-Book Boxed Set by Stephen Shaskan

Pizza and Taco To Go!
3-Book Boxed Set

Stephen Shaskan

Watch the Book Trailer for Clean Getaway

Lemoncello

Meet the Author of When You Trap a Tiger

WitchesApprentice

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