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This story follows the life of Scott, a fifteen-year-old archeologist who’s always loved going on expeditions with his father, Dr. Romo. On Scott and Dr. Romo’s most recent expedition, Scott unearths a bag of magic stones in the cave systems of Uganda, Africa. From the first moment he touches the stones, he’s certain that they’re unique – they give him visions of smoke and fires blazing across a countryside, of women and children screaming, of war and bloodshed before his very eyes. 

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Ali-A, a popular YouTube gamer, is getting ready to go to one of the largest events of his life: the launch of a new videogame called “Alien Liberator 2.”  He’s been given the task of interviewing Mr. Brook Masters, the man who voices the main character in the game.  He’s thrilled to be hanging out at the launch with his girlfriend Clare and their adorable Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Eevee.  Ali rushes up onto the stage to interview Mr.

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Natalie Payson has been having nightmares ever since she left her hometown of Bernier, Maine. Not the usual nightmares where you wake in a sweat, but the nightmares that seem like history. Nightmares that feel real. So Natalie heads back to Bernier to face her nightmares head-on. Will she discover what the nightmares mean? 

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When Lucas goes from his deathbed to making a miraculous recovery from cancer, his girlfriend, Emma, who stayed by his side for weeks, begins to notice he's not quite the same as he was before his illness. According to his doctor, that is "quite normal." But when a couple of feds show up at the door, asking to take a look around the family farm, she gets even more concerned. But it doesn't take long before Emma and Lucas's little brother begin putting the pieces together. Can Emma save the boy she loves?

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Josephine Sedgwick and Mitchell Morrison are two high schoolers on the eve of graduation. Both have spent their whole lives at Indian Paintbrush Community, tucked away high up in the mountains and living in small cabins.
 
Everyone at Paintbrush contributes to the community through their life's work. They sell fruits and vegetables at the local farmers market. They live a natural life. Electronics are not allowed.
 
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In Guardians of the Gryphon’s Claw by Todd Calgi Gallicano, Sam London is a twelve-year-old-boy from Benicia, California, who lives with his single mom. For fourteen nights in a row, he starts having vivid dreams about a mythical world. As he starts wondering if he's ever going to be able to sleep again, he’s surprised to find a book in the school library called The Great and Powerful Gryphon by Dr. Henry Knox, which has a picture on the front cover that matches what has been appearing in his dreams.

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Roxanne Cole was murdered and nobody knows why. Most suspect that her boyfriend, Cole, who was seen running from Roxanne’s body, was the one who did it. But when he turns up months later with memory loss, people begin to question if it really was him. Mae Cole, Roxanne’s sister, can’t figure out how to move on. It’s been nearly a year since Roxanne’s death, and Mae still hasn’t found a way to cope with her loss. But when Mae finds a hidden green book tucked away in her house, questions are raised. Can she figure out what really happened to Ro?

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Elirio Malaria, Lupe Impala, and El Chavo Flapjack only want to get better jobs and do what they love in life: work on the most awesome cars in the galaxy. When a car competition comes to town, they have a chance to change their lives for the better.  Can they beat the odds and win the car competition?  Join them on this whirlwind adventure to find out!

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There were well over half a dozen main characters, but probably the two most closely followed by the author were Carrie—a ten year old girl who has to move to Nevada from New Jersey because of a divorce, and Milla—mother-less daughter of Devon, who takes care of wild horses after they are rounded up. Carrie and Milla become friends as the story takes a magical turn involving the Calico Mountains, quilts, meditation, Calico Horses, and these random squares of calico that seemingly fall from the sky.

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Sebastian is a lonely kid who lives with a father who does not care about him and is an alcoholic. His uncle, who's wealthy, decides to take Sebastian under his wing and help pay for his college, as long as he works hard. When Sebastian graduates, he takes a job at his uncle's company and moves to Chicago. In Chicago, the government is falling apart and is being taken over by Super Heroes, who were created when they were out in the rain during a crazy storm.

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