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Amelia Fang and the barbaric ball Amelia Fang and the barbaric ball / Laura Ellen Anderson

Welcome to the world of Nocturnia, where darkness reigns supreme, glitter is terrifying, and unicorns are the stuff of nightmares! Amelia Fang would much rather hang out with her pet pumpkin Squashy and her friends Florence the yeti (Don't call her beast!) and Grimaldi the reaper than dance at her parents' annual Barbaric Ball. Then the King's spoiled son Tangine captures Squashy, Amelia and her friends must escape the party to plan a daring rescue! In their race against time, they begin to realize things in Nocturnia may not be quite what they seem...


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The atlas of monsters The atlas of monsters / written by Sandra Lawrence ; illustrated by Stuart Hill

A whimsical and imaginative catalog of fantastical beasts and creatures of myth and legend from around the world-complete with a code that needs cracking to uncover the mystery of the monster atlas!


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The big book of monsters The big book of monsters / Hal Johnson ; illustrated by Tim Sievert

Profiles twenty-five monsters from mythology, folklore, and literature, from Medusa the gorgon and Polyphemus the cyclops to Dracula, Frankenstein's monster, and the headless horseman of Sleepy Hollow.


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The creature of the pines The creature of the pines / Adam Gidwitz ; illustrated by Hatem Aly

After encountering a Jersey Devil while on a field trip to the Pine Barrens, Elliot and his new friend Uchenna help their weird teacher Professor Fauna rescue the mythological creature from a pair of greedy billionaire brothers.


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The cryptid catcher The cryptid catcher / Lija Fisher

Thirteen-year-old Clivo Wren learns that his recently deceased father was not an archaeologist as he was told, but rather a cryptid catcher, known for finding elusive mythological creatures, and now Clivo must pick up where his father left off and track down a cryptid whose blood grants immortality before the knowledge falls into the wrong hands.


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A dash of dragon A dash of dragon / Heidi Lang & Kati Bartkowski

After her dreams of opening a restaurant are foiled when her partner borrows money from a loan shark, chef Lailu becomes the target of the king's assassin and the terrifying elf mafia, forcing her to seek the help of Greg, her rival in the restaurant business.


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Discover gnomes, halflings, and other wondrous fantasy beings Discover gnomes, halflings, and other wondrous fantasy beings / A.J. Sautter

In handbook format, describes the physical features, behavior, and habitat of wondrous fantasy beings.


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The ember stone The ember stone / Katrina Charman

Perodia is threatened by Thorn, a powerful vulture, who is using magic to spread a terrible darkness--but when a young owl named Tag, and his best friend, the squirrel Skyla, rescue a golden egg from Thorn's Tiger bats they may have found the key to Perodia's salvation: the last firehawk, guardian of the ember stone.


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Malamander Malamander / Thomas Taylor ; illustrated by Tom Booth

It's winter in the town of Eerie-on-Sea, where the mist is thick and the salt spray is rattling the windows of the Grand Nautilus Hotel. Inside, young Herbert Lemon, Lost and Founder for the hotel, has an unexpected visitor. It seems that Violet Parma, a fearless girl around his age, lost her parents at the hotel when she was a baby, and she's sure that the nervous Herbert is the only person who can help her find them. The trouble is, Violet is being pursued at that moment by a strange hook-handed man. And the town legend of the Malamander--a part-fish, part-human monster whose egg is said to make dreams come true --is rearing its scaly head.


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The tea dragon society The tea dragon society / written and illustrated by Katie O'Neill ; lettered by Saida Temofonte ; designed by Hilary Thompso

The Tea Dragon Society follows the story of Greta, a blacksmith apprentice, and the people she meets as she becomes entwined in the enchanting world of tea dragons.

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