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Dragon Slayers' Academy #2: Revenge of the Dragon Lady
Series: Dragon Slayers' Academy, Book #2
by Kate McMullan Illustrated by Bill Basso

After accidentally killing a dragon, Wiglaf hopes his friends at Dragon Slayers' Academy will be able to help him prove himself a hero when he faces that dragon's mother, Seetha, the Beast from the East. 

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Half Magic
by Edward Eager Illustrated by N. M. Bodecker

Harry Potter fans, take note: magic is alive and well in this exciting adventure, which has been a favorite of readers for more than 50 years.

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Magic Tree House #04: Pirates Past Noon
Series: Magic Tree House, The, Book #4
by Mary Pope Osborne Illustrated by Sal Murdocca

Jack and Annie are in deep trouble when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to the days of deserted islands, secret maps, hidden gold — and ruthless pirates. Will Jack and Annie discover a buried treasure? Or will they walk the plank?

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My Father's Dragon
Series: My Father's Dragon, Book #1
by Ruth Stiles Gannett Illustrated by Ruth Chrisman Gannett

When Elmer Elevator hears about the plight of an overworked and under-appreciated flying baby dragon, he packs his knapsack with supplies and stows away on a ship headed for Wild Island. Nothing will stop Elmer from rescuing the dragon!

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Pippi Longstocking
by Astrid Lindgren Illustrated by Louis S. Glanzman

Tommy and Annika have always wished someone would come to live in the ramshackle house next door, and one day, someone does: Pippi Longstocking, an irrepressible nine-year-old girl with a unique way of doing things. Soon the three are inseparable friends.

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Matilda
by Roald Dahl Illustrated by Quentin Blake

"The Trunchbull" is no match for Matilda!

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Notebook of Doom, The #2: Day of the Night Crawlers
Series: The Notebook of Doom, Book #2
by Troy Cummings

Monsters have never been this much fun!

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Princess Pink and the Land of Fake-Believe #1: Moldylocks and the Three Beards
by Noah Z. Jones Illustrated by Noah Z. Jones

Noah Z. Jones turns well-known fairy tales upside-down in this humorous new series!

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Dragon Masters #2: Saving the Sun Dragon
Series: Dragon Masters, Book #2
by Tracey West Illustrated by Graham Howells
Dragon Masters has it all — dragons, Dragon Stones, a wizard, and even some magic!

This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers.

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Eerie Elementary #1: The School is Alive!
Series: Eerie Elementary, Book #1
by Jack Chabert Illustrated by Sam Ricks

Eerie Elementary is one scary school!

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