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List: OFB 2022--Scary, Spooky, and Suspenseful

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City under the city

"Bix lives with her family in a city where people rarely talk or play together, and no longer read books. Instead, they stare at small portable screens, monitored by giant eyeballs. The Eyes are here to help! With everything. But Bix would like to do things for herself. Running from an Eye, she discovers another world: the City Under the City. There, she befriends a rat who leads her to a library and its treasure trove of books and knowledge. As she explores the abandoned city, she's thrilled to learn about the people who lived there, with no Eyes. But she misses her family, and decides to head home, where, just maybe, she can help defeat the intrusive Eyes--and show her people how to think for themselves and enjoy each other's company. Told through Dan Yaccarino's stunning graphic style, this page-turning picture book/early reader crossover will spark a new appreciation of reading, books, independence, friendship, and family."


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A photo of Doom's day camp

Doom's day camp

In a postapocalyptic world where everyone has unusual abilities, Doom Thorax, whose only power is reading, gets left in charge and is responsible for the survival of all the other kids at camp.

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Your pal Fred

Accidentally activated in a future world where only the savage survive, a life-size toy named Fred is programmed to be a friend and spread kindness and good will wherever he goes, but in this world that is going to be difficult--so Fred decides that his first task is to get Lord Bonkers and Papa Mayhem, two warlords, to make peace and become friends.


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A photo of It's the end of the world and I'm in my bathing suit

It's the end of the world and I'm in my bathing suit

When the electricity goes out, twelve-year-old Eddie and his friends set out to investigate what is going on when they make the startling discovery that they are the only ones left in their neighborhood--and perhaps the only people left anywhere.

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Wretched waterpark

Twins Theo and Alexander and their sister Wil are abruptly dropped off at their Aunt Saffronia's house, where they learn they must complete a series of tasks in order to see their parents again--and their first assignment is at a waterpark.

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The polter-ghost problem

Best friends Aldo, Pen, and Jasper stumble onto an abandoned orphanage and discover that freeing a houseful of imprisoned ghosts from an angry poltergeist could get them into serious trouble.

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A photo of Battle for the park

Battle for the park

Cam Walker, the 12-year-old son of the creators of a traveling theme park called Futureland, must stop an unknown enemy from stealing his parent's cutting-edge technology and using it for sinister purposes.

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A comb of wishes

Twelve-year-old Kela is still mourning her mother when she finds a mermaid's comb while she and her friend are looking for sea glass on her Caribbean island; such combs have magic in them, and touching it opens a connection to the mermaid Ophidia who can grant her wish, to bring her mother back to life--but all wishes have consequences, and magic demands a price which may prove to be more painful than the loss of her mother.


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The visitors

"When a group of kids explore a deserted, haunted plantation they befriend a young ghost and together uncover the dark secret of his past that led to his mysterious death"--

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The girl from déjà vu

"Welcome to your nightmares. 14 year-olds Esteban and Tristan have a special after-school job. They enter Tristan's father's Sleep Clinic where they have one goal: help people get rid of their worst nightmares. With unique equipment the Nightmare Brigade can literally infiltrate their patients' nightmare to seek its root and destroy the cause. Things are shaken up a bit, however, when they meet the young sleep study patient Sarah. Esteban thinks he has seen her before...but why are his memories all fuzzy? But the Nightmare Brigade is in jeopardy of getting stuck inside a nightmare forever when a rogue patient, with tragic ties to Tristan's family, hijacks a nightmare they are trying to fix. Will they help avoid a breakdown in their patient and return to the real world? Or is this one nightmare no one wakes up from?"--


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