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Percy Jackson's Greek Gods
by Rick Riordan  ISBN: 9781423183648

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A publisher in New York asked me to write down what I know about the Greek gods, and I was like, Can we do this anonymously? Because I don't need the Olympians mad at me again. But if it helps you to know your Greek gods, and survive an encounter with them if they ever show up in your face, then I guess writing all this down will be my good deed for the week.

So begins Percy Jackson's Greek Gods, in which the son of Poseidon adds his own magic -- and sarcastic asides -- to the classics. He explains how the world was created, then gives readers his personal take on a who's who of ancients, from Apollo to Zeus. Percy does not hold back. "If you like horror shows, blood baths, lying, stealing, backstabbing, and cannibalism, then read on, because it definitely was a Golden Age for all that."

 

 

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Batman: My Frozen Valentine
by Eric Fein ISBN: 9781434215642

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It's Valentine's Day in Gotham, but not everyone is celebrating. Victor Fries (aka Mr. Freeze) has never gotten over the death of his wife, Nora, and he's not about to let anyone enjoy this painful holiday. Only Batman can stop the cold-hearted criminal before Victor refrigerates the city!

 

 

 

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Who Is Stan Lee?
by Geoff Edgers ISBN: 9780448482361

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Stanley Lieber was just seventeen when he got his first job at Timely Comics in 1939. Since then, the man now known as Stan Lee has launched a comic book empire, made Marvel Comics a household name, and created iconic superheroes such as Iron Man, Spider-Man, and the Fantastic Four. Stan Lee is still dreaming up caped crusaders and masked vigilantes in his nineties. "Who Is Stan Lee?" tells the story of a New York City kid with a superhero-sized imagination.

 

 

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Phantom of Nantucket
by Carolyn Keene ISBN: 9781481400169

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A dream trip to Nantucket turns into a nightmare in this seventh book of the Nancy Drew Diaries, a fresh approach to a classic series.

Nancy, Bess, and George can't wait to start their trip to Nantucket. The three girls are there to visit Bess's family friend Jenna and go to the opening of an exhibit at the local whaling museum. Jenna's been working on the exhibit for months, but when the girls get to the museum, a threatening banner has replaced the welcome sign.

Nancy's got plenty of potential suspects, but she's worried she won't be able to solve the case in time to save the opening. And as the threats increase in severity, she becomes more concerned about Jenna's safety than the ruined exhibit. Can Nancy find the culprit in time?

 

 

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Creating Winter Crafts
by Dana Meachen Rau ISBN: 9781624311505

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Whether you're looking for something to do on a rainy day or making a personalized gift for a friend, crafts are a great way to pass the time. They also provide an opportunity to learn how to draw meaning from technical texts. The activities in this book push readers to read for comprehension, use information gained from the text and illustrations to follow step-by-step directions, determine relationships among steps in a technical process, and build the skills they need to make the perfect crafts for the winter season.