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After finally receiving enough signatures to get their proposition on the ballot, King Arthur and the rest of the knights are back in There Is No Fear. In the last book, the knights were ready to move forward with their plans to gain children more rights. Unfortunately, a wrench was thrown in their plans at the unexpected arrival of a squad of police at New Camelot. Claiming that he was the main suspect in an attempted murder case, they grabbed Lance and carted him off to the police station, leaving his bewildered family behind.

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King Arthur and all the knights of his new Round Table return in Running Through a Dark Place, book two of the Lance Chronicles. Starting off right where book one ended, King Arthur and the rest of his knights mourn the loss of their friend, Lance Sepulveda. The vast crowd of Los Angeles residents remains outside City Hall and mourns with them. After Lance saved King Arthur from a sniper, he died in the arms of the miserable king. Not knowing how he can possibly continue his quest to further the rights of children without Lance by his side, Arthur is all but ready to give up hope.

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When Jason and his family move once again, he realizes this place is a lot different from the rest of the places he has lived. Point Encanto Lighthouse is said to be cursed. As the family is moving in, Jason finds a letter on a shelf telling them to get out and beware of the curse. Jason and his sister look for more clues for proof that the lighthouse is cursed. He ends up finding The Atlas of Cursed Places and realizes the information he needs is in the diary of the caretaker's daughter. Then a storm is rolling in and their parents have gone into town.

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When Alex and his friends Gabby, Ahmed, and Destiny decide to explore an old abandoned movie set that is said to be cursed and caught on fire in the ‘80s, Destiny decides to go off on her own. She falls through the floor and finds a tunnel that leads to an old shed. Alex, Gabby, and Ahmed finally find her in the shed with a bunch of old movie reels. Once they get home Alex realizes he lost his wallet with his ID card, so he has to call his mom. Alex, Destiny, Gabby, and Ahmed think that they are cursed because they trespassed on the movie set.

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It’s the year 1861. Joe Wood is a fourteen-year-old in the village of Wiscasset, Maine. With his big dreams of becoming a newspaperman, he has started writing his own newspaper, the Wiscasset Herald, by borrowing sixty-five dollars from Mr. Shuttersworth. With the help of his assistant Owen, Joe tries to raise the sixty-dollars he owes him. But with the Revolutionary War just around the corner and Owen struggling with being made fun of for being black in a white community, he doesn’t know if he’ll be able to save his newspaper business.

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Gypsy Legends: A Quest For Peace is about a girl named Clara and a boy called Luke. They both have special magical abilities, and Luke is a Gypsy. It is near Christmas, and Luke’s clan is on the move because the Gypsy Council has called a meeting for all the different Gypsy clans. The clan is almost there when they are ambushed and the Gypsy Council members taken hostage. Luke runs away, because someone is trying to kidnap him too. Clara, unaware of this danger that has befallen her friend, finds him in the woods behind her house in bad shape.

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Joey Kinkaid is the princess of Baker Street, and Eric Sinclair is the prince. They have been close friends since they were little, and now the terrors and troubles of middle school are tearing them apart. Joey does not make an easy friend; he comes to school dressed in the fashion of most girls with leggings, lip gloss, and a pink silk scarf. Eric, troubled by his lack of parenting and guidance at home, forces himself under the radar despite his wishes to help Joey so that no one finds out he lives alone.

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