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In this sequel to 'Fablehaven', Kendra and Seth are faced with more magical dilemmas. A goblin appears in Kendra's class, Seth gets bitten by some sort of demon, and they can't get a hold of their grandfather. Soon they are whisked back to Fablehaven - but are they any safer there? Not only do they have enemies wishing to penetrate the preserve, but soon they realize that there is an enemy from within, too.

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At almost the same time that Nate moves to town and meets some new friends, Sweet Tooth Ice Cream and Candy Shoppe opens its doors. Nate and his three pals make the acquaintance of the kindly (yet mysterious) old shop owner, Mrs. White. Soon they discover that her delicious sweets and yummy treats have more to them than meets the eye. Some of them actually have magical properties! And Mrs. White promises to give the candy to them free of charge - if they will do a few (very) odd jobs for her in return.

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The Year of the Rat signifies change. And Grace has plenty of changes in her life, including her best friend Melody moving across the country. Plus, she's beginning to question her dream of becoming a writer and illustrator. What if she should be something else? But what other talents does she have?

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The Lacemaker and the Princess follows the story of Isabelle, a girl from a family of poor lacemakers who are trying to make ends meet. When she is spotted by the Queen at the palace and taken to be a playmate for the young princess, she is glad to be free for a while at least of her strict grandmother and poverty-stricken home. The princess (daughter of Marie Antoinette) is like the rest of the royalty, oblivious to all the needs and suffering of the French people. Whispers of rebellion and revolution swirl about spurring discontentment, even in Isabelle's own brother.

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Jessica's sister Eva is THE teenager in Hollywood at the moment. She's turned her small role on the TV show 'Two Sisters' into a starring role. She's got offers for more roles coming her way. But she's also getting some bad press - the kind that only an insider could hand off to the gossip columnist. Who on set is selling Eva out? Jessica is determined to sleuth around and discover the culprit.

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Moxy Maxwell likes to read. The thing is, she likes to read what she wants to read, and not what someone else tells her to. Now it's almost time for school to start back up, and Moxy has STILL not read her assigned book, 'Stuart Little'. But it's not as if she hasn't been trying to - the book's been everywhere with her all summer. She just hasn't found a good time to actually get to it.



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