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Race to the Great Invention

by Bronwen Butter Newcott

There’s nothing magical about the end of 6th grade until Tessa and her best friend Gus meet their mysterious neighbor Professor Henchworth. He gives them a magical spyglass called a vider, and an unexpected adventure begins. The vider shows them things are not as they seem: a brilliant Unseen world surrounds them — and it’s in danger! If the Unseen disappears, their world will too. Only Tessa and Gus can prevent disaster, but sinister Shellstalkers spring up at every turn, and time is running out. With help from Gus’s little brother, the kids must race to save life as they know it. Will they make it in time before people they love disappear for good?

The Real Story

by Sergio Ruzzier

Cat has found a broken cookie jar.
How did it happen?
And where are the cookies?

A full-color picture book from award-winning creator Sergio Ruzzier, The Real Story is a hilarious, imaginative whodunit in which Cat and Mouse debate the truth behind a broken cookie jar, which makes for a perfect read-aloud story. It’s important to know the real story, but what is the best story?

Log Life

by Amy Hevron

When old trees fall to the forest floor, they can take centuries to decompose, becoming home to all sorts of organisms along the way. These nurse logs are unique ecosystems that support hundreds of rare and important plants, creatures, and fungi. They provide nutrients for tree seedlings, hideaways for animals, shelters in the winter, and protection from the elements. With snappy text and lush illustrations, this book invites curious readers to step into a tiny ecosystem that’s truly like no other.