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  • Thea Stilton.
    Thea Stilton.
  • Thea Stilton and the mystery in Paris
    Thea Stilton and the mystery in Paris
  • Making art with sand and earth
    Making art with sand and earth
  • Making art with paper
    Making art with paper
  • Sisters
    Sisters
  • The doll people
    The doll people
  • The lilac bus
    The lilac bus
  • Bad monkey
    Bad monkey
  • Dear James
    Dear James
  • Island of Fire
    Island of Fire
  • The Unwanteds.
    The Unwanteds.
  • The glass house people
    The glass house people
  • Before Green Gables
    Before Green Gables
  • Amazing hairstyles from easy to elegant
    Amazing hairstyles from easy to elegant
  • Wish
    Wish
  • Chasing Shackleton
    Chasing Shackleton
  • The Wednesday sisters
    The Wednesday sisters
  • Red notice
    Red notice
  • Princess Academy
    Princess Academy
  • Münster's case
    Münster's case
  • Fancy Nancy and the posh puppy
    Fancy Nancy and the posh puppy
  • Marked
    Marked
  • Righteous fury
    Righteous fury
  • The midnight witch
    The midnight witch
  • Zoomer's summer snowstorm
    Zoomer's summer snowstorm
  • The Judas gate
    The Judas gate
  • Day of reckoning
    Day of reckoning
  • 1022 Evergreen Place
    1022 Evergreen Place
  • The death trade
    The death trade
  • A Cedar Cove Christmas
    A Cedar Cove Christmas
  • Angels at the table
    Angels at the table
  • 92 Pacific Boulevard
    92 Pacific Boulevard
  • The maze runner series [box set
    The maze runner series [box set
  • The final warning
    The final warning
  • The red pyramid
    The red pyramid
  • Maze runner trilogy.
    Maze runner trilogy.
  • The maze runner
    The maze runner
  • Maximum Ride.
    Maximum Ride.
  • Maximum Ride.
    Maximum Ride.
  • The language of flowers
    The language of flowers
  • Velveteen
    Velveteen
  • Somewhere safe with somebody good
    Somewhere safe with somebody good
  • Lost Lake
    Lost Lake
  • A week in winter
    A week in winter
  • The stranger
    The stranger
  • National Geographic traveler.
    National Geographic traveler.
  • France
    France
  • Inside tracks
    Inside tracks
  • Operation Sea Lion
    Operation Sea Lion
  • My garden
    My garden
  • Inside the O'Briens
    Inside the O'Briens
  • Mission--Spy Force revealed
    Mission--Spy Force revealed
  • Murder on the Champ de Mars
    Murder on the Champ de Mars
  • In pale battalions
    In pale battalions
  • Lost rights
    Lost rights
  • The bees
    The bees
  • Diary of a wimpy kid
    Diary of a wimpy kid
  • Welcome to your awesome robot
    Welcome to your awesome robot
  • Dear dumb diary, year two.
    Dear dumb diary, year two.
  • Am I the princess or the frog
    Am I the princess or the frog
  • The bishop's daughter
    The bishop's daughter
  • Onion John
    Onion John
  • Rainbow Magic
    Rainbow Magic
  • Rainbow magic : The magical crafts fairies.
    Rainbow magic : The magical crafts fairies.
  • Gray Mountain
    Gray Mountain
  • Getting unstuck
    Getting unstuck
  • A long, long sleep
    A long, long sleep
  • Monster on the hill
    Monster on the hill
  • The Black Stallion and the shape-shifter
    The Black Stallion and the shape-shifter
  • I hunt killers
    I hunt killers
  • Between
    Between
  • Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban.
    Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban.
  • Love and capes.
    Love and capes.
  • Alexander McQueen
    Alexander McQueen
  • Fishing with Gregory Clark.
    Fishing with Gregory Clark.
  • Conviction
    Conviction
  • Once in a blue moon
    Once in a blue moon
  • City slickers
    City slickers
  • The bone house
    The bone house
  • The ghost of Crutchfield Hall
    The ghost of Crutchfield Hall
  • The lightning thief
    The lightning thief
  • Treasure hunters
    Treasure hunters
  • Virals
    Virals
  • The great Greene heist
    The great Greene heist
  • Extreme bricks
    Extreme bricks
  • Easter Bunny's amazing egg machine
    Easter Bunny's amazing egg machine
  • A discovery of witches
    A discovery of witches
  • Patio pizzeria
    Patio pizzeria
  • Bachelor's Grove Cemetery
    Bachelor's Grove Cemetery
  • Ghosts of the Alamo and other hauntings of the South
    Ghosts of the Alamo and other hauntings of the South
  • The light between oceans
    The light between oceans
  • The week before the wedding
    The week before the wedding
  • Angry housewives eating bon bons
    Angry housewives eating bon bons
  • Southern living dinner in a dish
    Southern living dinner in a dish
  • The hit
    The hit
  • Six years
    Six years
  • Minecraft essential handbook
    Minecraft essential handbook
  • The maze runner series [box set
    The maze runner series [box set
  • The eye of minds
    The eye of minds
  • Shadow and bone
    Shadow and bone
  • The Heroes of Olympus #1
    The Heroes of Olympus #1
  • Signature kill
    Signature kill
  • City of the sun
    City of the sun
  • Level 26
    Level 26
  • The 4-hour body
    The 4-hour body
  • The rook
    The rook
  • The time machine
    The time machine
  • The princess bride
    The princess bride
  • Three stories you can read to your dog
    Three stories you can read to your dog
  • "Slowly, slowly, slowly," said the sloth
    "Slowly, slowly, slowly," said the sloth
  • Malala, a brave girl from Pakistan
    Malala, a brave girl from Pakistan
  • Money
    Money
  • The total money makeover
    The total money makeover
  • Your money or your life
    Your money or your life
  • Linchpin
    Linchpin
  • The Martian chronicles
    The Martian chronicles
  • Ender's shadow
    Ender's shadow
  • Redshirts
    Redshirts
  • 2 a.m. at The Cat's Pajamas
    2 a.m. at The Cat's Pajamas
  • Big Hero 6.
    Big Hero 6.
  • Whiplash
    Whiplash
  • Breaking dawn
    Breaking dawn
  • The Vietnam reader
    The Vietnam reader
  • Death at the Door
    Death at the Door
  • Double fudge brownie murder
    Double fudge brownie murder
  • The two towers
    The two towers
  • Speak
    Speak
  • The hobbit, or, There and back again
    The hobbit, or, There and back again
  • Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban
    Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban
  • Allegiant
    Allegiant
  • Hot pursuit
    Hot pursuit
  • 400 best sandwich recipes
    400 best sandwich recipes
  • The liar
    The liar
  • The sixth extinction
    The sixth extinction
  • Effortless healing
    Effortless healing
  • The impulse society
    The impulse society
  • 'Salem's Lot
    'Salem's Lot
  • Wingshooters
    Wingshooters
  • The unlikely pilgrimage of Harold Fry
    The unlikely pilgrimage of Harold Fry
  • Earth star
    Earth star
  • Earth girl
    Earth girl
  • Swagger
    Swagger
  • Stick dog
    Stick dog
  • Amelia rules!.
    Amelia rules!.
  • Dork diaries
    Dork diaries
  • Enchanted
    Enchanted
  • Younguncle comes to town
    Younguncle comes to town
  • Throwing the game
    Throwing the game
  • Don't let me die
    Don't let me die
  • Drama
    Drama
  • Mosquitoland
    Mosquitoland
  • Complete plays
    Complete plays
  • The birds of Pandemonium
    The birds of Pandemonium
  • How to read the solar system
    How to read the solar system
  • The quantum moment
    The quantum moment
  • Blood of the tiger
    Blood of the tiger
  • The walking whales
    The walking whales
  • A house in the sky
    A house in the sky
  • Dinosaurs the grand tour
    Dinosaurs the grand tour
  • Deep space
    Deep space
  • The sonic boom
    The sonic boom
  • In the light of science
    In the light of science
  • Quantum physics
    Quantum physics
  • Reeds weather handbook
    Reeds weather handbook
  • The Stokes essential pocket guide to the birds of North America
    The Stokes essential pocket guide to the birds of North America
  • The illustrated handbook of fossils
    The illustrated handbook of fossils
  • This is Mars
    This is Mars
  • The planets
    The planets
  • Molecules
    Molecules
  • The American Kennel Club's meet the breeds
    The American Kennel Club's meet the breeds
  • Flying dinosaurs
    Flying dinosaurs
  • You are here
    You are here
  • The Large Hadron Collider
    The Large Hadron Collider
  • National Geographic illustrated guide to wildlife
    National Geographic illustrated guide to wildlife
  • The Ansel Adams Wilderness
    The Ansel Adams Wilderness
  • Chemistry
    Chemistry
  • Bringing nature home
    Bringing nature home
  • Physics for rock stars
    Physics for rock stars
  • The elegant universe
    The elegant universe
  • Feynman's tips on physics
    Feynman's tips on physics
  • National Geographic pocket guide to the rocks & minerals of North America
    National Geographic pocket guide to the rocks & minerals of North America
  • What's that rock or mineral
    What's that rock or mineral
  • Reptiles & amphibians field guide
    Reptiles & amphibians field guide
  • Mushrooms of the upper midwest
    Mushrooms of the upper midwest
  • Gathering prey
    Gathering prey
  • Depth
    Depth
  • Perfect match
    Perfect match
  • The doll maker
    The doll maker
  • Your next breath.
    Your next breath.
  • The dismantling
    The dismantling
  • The postman always purls twice
    The postman always purls twice
  • To explain the world
    To explain the world
  • Between you & me
    Between you & me
  • Compost
    Compost
  • Growing berries and currants
    Growing berries and currants
  • Blueberries, cranberries, and other vacciniums
    Blueberries, cranberries, and other vacciniums
  • The fruit gardener's bible
    The fruit gardener's bible
  • The book of gardening projects for kids
    The book of gardening projects for kids
  • What's wrong with my vegetable garden
    What's wrong with my vegetable garden
  • Invisible girl
    Invisible girl
  • Vikings
    Vikings
  • Star stuff
    Star stuff
  • Sidewalk flowers
    Sidewalk flowers
  • A kiss in time
    A kiss in time
  • Nuts to you
    Nuts to you
  • The endearment
    The endearment
  • Arkansas ambush
    Arkansas ambush
  • Reckless
    Reckless
  • The Fortress in Orion
    The Fortress in Orion
  • The Just City
    The Just City
  • Unbreakable
    Unbreakable
  • The city stained red
    The city stained red
  • Battle for the Nether
    Battle for the Nether
  • The boy in the suitcase
    The boy in the suitcase
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • The hit
    The hit
  • High profile
    High profile
  • Garfield hits the big time
    Garfield hits the big time
  • In perfect time
    In perfect time
  • Secretariat
    Secretariat
  • No hero
    No hero
  • The Martian chronicles
    The Martian chronicles
  • The hobbit
    The hobbit
  • The hunger games trilogy
    The hunger games trilogy
  • Echoes of Titanic
    Echoes of Titanic
  • The Fantastic Four.
    The Fantastic Four.
  • The Fantastic Four.
    The Fantastic Four.
  • Big Nate in the zone
    Big Nate in the zone
  • Big Nate goes for broke
    Big Nate goes for broke
  • Paris letters
    Paris letters
  • As chimney sweepers come to dust
    As chimney sweepers come to dust
  • Guardians of the galaxy
    Guardians of the galaxy
  • Where's Waldo
    Where's Waldo
  • I am going
    I am going
  • Everything soccer
    Everything soccer
  • Gruffen
    Gruffen
  • Little house in the big woods
    Little house in the big woods
  • Minecraft hacks
    Minecraft hacks
  • Adventures in puzzle world
    Adventures in puzzle world
  • Dinothesaurus
    Dinothesaurus
  • Three perfect peaches
    Three perfect peaches
  • The rainbow goblins
    The rainbow goblins
  • The life cycle of a crocodile
    The life cycle of a crocodile
  • Jesus without borders
    Jesus without borders
  • Whispers and shadows
    Whispers and shadows
  • The awkward human survival guide
    The awkward human survival guide
  • Crossing the Driftless
    Crossing the Driftless
  • Do the KIND thing
    Do the KIND thing
  • Men
    Men
  • Dolphins
    Dolphins
  • Pinkalicious
    Pinkalicious
  • Flirty dancing
    Flirty dancing
  • In a world just right
    In a world just right
  • The secrets we keep
    The secrets we keep
  • Rogue
    Rogue
  • Backlash
    Backlash
  • The girl at midnight
    The girl at midnight
  • We all looked up
    We all looked up
  • The start of me and you
    The start of me and you
  • Encore to an empty room
    Encore to an empty room
  • Ask the dark
    Ask the dark
  • Monkey wars
    Monkey wars
  • The prom goer's interstellar excursion
    The prom goer's interstellar excursion
  • The replaced
    The replaced
  • City love
    City love
  • The secrets of attraction
    The secrets of attraction
  • The living
    The living
  • All the rage
    All the rage
  • Me being me is exactly as insane as you being you
    Me being me is exactly as insane as you being you
  • The revelation of Louisa May
    The revelation of Louisa May
  • Welcome to middle school
    Welcome to middle school
  • Bah! said the baby
    Bah! said the baby
  • The dead lands
    The dead lands
  • Whistling in the dark
    Whistling in the dark
  • Sharp objects
    Sharp objects
  • Parlor games
    Parlor games
  • Sullivan's justice
    Sullivan's justice
  • Light on snow
    Light on snow
  • Unhinged
    Unhinged
  • Silver
    Silver
  • Talon
    Talon
  • Ensnared
    Ensnared
  • Ten windows
    Ten windows
  • Amulet.
    Amulet.
  • The Testing
    The Testing
  • The heroes of Olympus.
    The heroes of Olympus.
  • The sea of monsters
    The sea of monsters
  • The lightning thief
    The lightning thief
  • The perfect place
    The perfect place
  • Tommysaurus rex
    Tommysaurus rex
  • Yotsuba&!.
    Yotsuba&!.
  • The missing pieces of me
    The missing pieces of me
  • The city of Ember
    The city of Ember
  • Cardboard
    Cardboard
  • The return of Zita the spacegirl
    The return of Zita the spacegirl
  • Can you get hooked on lip balm
    Can you get hooked on lip balm
  • Runaway
    Runaway
  • Midwives
    Midwives
  • Airborn
    Airborn
  • Steelheart
    Steelheart
  • Nil
    Nil
  • March
    March
  • April
    April
  • January
    January
  • February
    February
  • Cinder
    Cinder
  • Fairest
    Fairest
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    7All the light we cannot see60
    8Unbroken58
    9The invention of wings54
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    1Patterson, James336
    2Riordan, Rick.331
    3Kinney, Jeff.200
    4Rowling, J. K.194
    5Willems, Mo.191
    6Hunter, Erin.191
    7Green, John178
    8Collins, Suzanne.153
    9Osborne, Mary Pope.139
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