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The Devil's Intern

by Donna Hosie

Reading Level: Grades 6 - 8

Mitchell inexplicably stepped in front of a bus when he was 17 and wound up in Hell. Hell isn't as bad as it is hyped up to be though. Only truly evil souls wind up suffering eternal torment, for everyone else Hell is mostly a hot, crowded and tedious version of life. Because his only sin was stepping in front of that bus Mitchell gets a job assisting The Devil's right hand devil. That is where he learns about a device called a Viciseometer which can not only get him out of Hell, but let him travel through time. With the help of his friends, a girl from the 1960s, a Viking prince and a girl who died in the Great Fire of London, he hatches a plan to steal the Viciseometer and change all of their fates. Perhaps they can even prevent their untimely deaths from happening.

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Reading Level: 6th Grade,7th Grade,8th Grade Subjects: Adventure, Fantasy, Friends, Supernatural, Time Travel Location: JY Fiction
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Henry Holton Takes the Ice

by Sandra Bradley

Reading Level: Preschool-Grade 1

Henry's family loves hockey. So much so that their family dog is named Gretzky, after the world's most famous hockey player. When Henry decides he might like to try ice dancing, his family protests, claiming they are a "hockey family." Then, Grandma comes to visit, and Henry learns a little secret that helps him grasp his newfound interest.

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Illustrator: Sara Palacios Reading Level: Preschoolers,Kindergarteners,1st Grade Subjects: Family Location: Picture Books
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Sam & Dave Dig a Hole

by Mac Barnett

Reading Level: Ages 4 and up

Sam and Dave decide they are going to dig a hole until they find something spectacular in this clever book chock full of dry humor.

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Illustrator: Jon Klassen Reading Level: Preschoolers,Kindergarteners,1st Grade,2nd Grade,3rd Grade,4th Grade,5th Grade,6th Grade,7th Grade,8th Grade,High Schoolers,Adults Subjects: Adventure, Fantasy, Humor, Read-Alouds Location: Picture Books
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Hank Has a Dream

by Rebecca Dudley

Reading Level: Preschool - Grade 2

Hank, the adorable bear/monkey from Hank Finds an Egg is back. "Last night I had a dream," he tells his hummingbird friend.  The wonderful double-page spreads show Hank in his forest on the left-handed pages while his actions become his flying dream on the right side pages.  Children will delight in the enchanting and detailed dioramas depicting scenes from both Hank's life and his dream. 

Meet author Rebecca Dudley at the iRead kick-off on January 10th.

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Reading Level: Preschoolers,Kindergarteners,1st Grade,2nd Grade Subjects: Animals--Talking, Books for Boys, Books for Girls, Fantasy Location: Picture Books
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The Eighth Day

by Dianne K. Salerni

Reading Level: Grades 5 - 8

What would you do if you discovered there was a secret day between Wednesday and Thursday that only a select few could experience, and in which some people are trapped?

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Reading Level: 5th Grade,6th Grade,7th Grade,8th Grade Subjects: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Folktales Location: J Fiction
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The Cat, the Dog, Little Red, the Exploding Eggs, the Wolf and Grandma

by Diane Fox

Reading Level: Ages 3 - 8

A cat tries to tell the story of Little Red Riding Hood, but his dog friend has a lot of questions, and finds so many plot holes, that things quickly go awry.

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The Cat, the Dog, Little Red, the Exploding Eggs, the Wolf and Grandma

by Christyan Fox

Reading Level: Ages 3 - 8

A cat tries to tell the story of Little Red Riding Hood, but his dog friend has a lot of questions, and finds so many plot holes, that things quickly go awry.

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The Whispering Town

by Jennifer Elvgren

Reading Level: Grades 1 - 3

During WWII the people of the Nazi occupied Danish town of Gilleleje helped 1,700 Jews escape to Sweden. This book tells the story of those brave residents and one night in particular when they had to figure out a new way to lead an escaping family to the ships that would take them to safety.

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Reading Level: 1st Grade,2nd Grade,3rd Grade,4th Grade Subjects: Adventure, Friends, Historical Fiction, The Holocaust, In Other Lands, Non-Fiction, Realistic Fiction Location: JP Non-Fiction
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The Whispering Town

by Fabio Santomauro

Reading Level: Grades 1 - 3

During WWII the people of the Nazi occupied Danish town of Gilleleje helped 1,700 Jews escape to Sweden. This book tells the story of those brave residents and one night in particular when they had to figure out a new way to lead an escaping family to the ships that would take them to safety.

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Reading Level: 1st Grade,2nd Grade,3rd Grade,4th Grade Subjects: Adventure, Friends, Historical Fiction, The Holocaust, In Other Lands, Non-Fiction, Realistic Fiction Location: JP Non-Fiction
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I'm My Own Dog

by David Ezra Stein

Reading Level: Ages 3 - 7

A dog is very proud of the fact that he doesn't need a human in his life, until one rainy day a stray man follows him home.

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