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Newest Children's Book:
The Key That Swallowed Joey Pigza by Jack Gantos
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The fifth and final book in the groundbreaking Joey Pigza series brings the beloved chronicle of this wired, wacky, and wonderful boy to a crescendo of chaos and craziness, as everything goes topsy-turvy for Joey just as he starts to get his feet on the ground.

With his dad MIA in the wake of appearance-altering plastic surgery, Joey must give up school to look after his new baby brother and fill in for his mom, who hospitalizes herself to deal with a bad case of postpartum blues. As his challenges mount, Joey discovers a key that could unlock the secrets to his father's whereabouts, a mystery that must be solved before Joey can even hope that his broken family might somehow come back together: if only it doesn't pull him apart first.


More New Children's Fiction:
Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor by Jon Scieszka
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Frank Einstein loves figuring out how the world works by creating household contraptions that are part science, part imagination, and definitely unusual.

After an uneventful experiment in his garage-lab, a lightning storm and flash of electricity bring two of Frank's inventions, the robots Klink and Klank, to life. Not exactly the ideal lab partners, the wisecracking Klink and the overly expressive Klank nonetheless help Frank attempt to perfect his Antimatter Motor, until Frank's archnemesis, T. Edison, steals Klink and Klank for his evil doomsday plan.

Using real science, Jon Scieszka has created a unique world of adventure and science fiction, an irresistible chemical reaction for middle-grade readers.

The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer Holm
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Galileo. Newton. Salk. Oppenheimer. Science can change the world... but can it go too far?

Eleven-year-old Ellie has never liked change. She misses fifth grade. She misses her old best friend. She even misses her dearly departed goldfish. Then one day a strange boy shows up. He's bossy. He's cranky.

Weirdly enough, he looks a lot like Ellie's grandfather, a scientist who has always been slightly obsessed with immortality. Could this pimply boy really be Grandpa Melvin? Has he finally found the secret to eternal youth?

With a lighthearted touch and plenty of humor, Jennifer Holm celebrates the wonder of science and explores fascinating questions about life and death, family and friendship, immortality, and possibility.


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