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    Series: Harry Potter
    Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two: The Official Playscript of the Original West End Production The Official Script Book of the Original West End Production J. K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, John Tiffany
    9781338216660 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic Age (years) from 10, Grade (US) from 5 On Sale Date: July 25, 2017
    $16.99 CAD 5.26 x 7.57 x 0.81 in | 0.48 lb | 336 pages Carton Quantity: 48 Canadian Rights: Y Arthur A. Levine Books
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      The Eighth Story. Nineteen Years Later. Based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne, a play by Jack Thorne.

      It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children.While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son, Albus, must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: Sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.The playscript for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was originally released as a "special rehearsal edition" alongside the opening of Jack Thorne’s play in London’s West End in summer 2016. Based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne, the play opened to rapturous reviews from theatergoers and critics alike, while the official playscript became an immediate global bestseller.
      Bio
      J.K. Rowling is best known as the author of the seven Harry Potter books, which were first published between 1997 and 2007. The enduringly popular adventures of Harry, Ron, and Hermione have sold over 500 million copies, been translated into over 80 languages, and made into eight blockbuster films, the last of which was released in 2011. Alongside the Harry Potter series, she also wrote three short companion volumes -- Quidditch Through the Ages, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and The Tales of Beedle the Bard -- which were published in aid of Comic Relief and Lumos. In 2016, J.K. Rowling collaborated with playwright Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany to resume Harry’s story in a stage play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which opened first in London, and is now playing on Broadway and in Melbourne, Australia. In the same year, she made her debut as a screenwriter with the film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which was inspired by the original companion volume and features magizoologist Newt Scamander. Her second screenplay, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, was released in cinemas in 2018. J.K. Rowling has also written a stand-alone novel for adults, The Casual Vacancy, and, under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, is the author of the Strike crime series. She lives in Scotland with her family, and is at her happiest alone in a room, making things up.

      Jack Thorne writes for theater, film, television, and radio. His theater credits include Hope and Let the Right One In, both directed by John Tiffany, Junkyard, a Headlong, Rose Theatre Kingston, Bristol Old Vic & Theatr Clwyd co-production, The Solid Life of Sugarwater for the Graeae Theatre Company, Bunny for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Stacy for the Trafalgar Studios, 2nd May 1997 and When You Cure Me for the Bush. His adaptations include The Physicists for the Donmar Warehouse and Stuart: A Life Backwards for Hightide. On film his credits include War Book, A Long Way Down, and The Scouting Book for Boys. For television his credits include The Last Panthers, Don't Take My Baby, This Is England, The Fades, Glue, Cast-Offs, and National Treasure. He won BAFTAs in 2016 for Best Mini-Series (This Is England '90) and Best Single Drama (Don't Take My Baby), and in 2012 for Best Drama Series (The Fades) and Best Mini-Series(This Is England '88).

      John Tiffany directed Once for which he was the recipient of multiple awards on Broadway, in the West End, and internationally. Other recent credits include The Glass Menagerie at A.R.T. and on Broadway, EIF, and the West End, and The Ambassador at BAM. As Associate Director of the Royal Court, his work includes The Twits, Hope, and The Pass. He was the director of Let the Right One In for the National Theatre of Scotland, which transferred to the Royal Court, West End, St. Ann's Warehouse, and toured internationally. His other work for the National Theatre of Scotland includes Macbeth (also Lincoln Center and Broadway), Enquirer, The Missing, Peter Pan, The House of Bernarda Alba, Transform Caithness: Hunter, Be Near Me, Nobody Will Ever Forgive Us, The Bacchae (also Lincoln Center), Elizabeth Gordon Quinn, Home: Glasgow, and Black Watch, which toured internationally and for which he won the Olivier and Critics' Circle awards. He was Associate Director of the Traverse Theatre from 1996 to 2001, Paines Plough from 2001 to 2005, the National Theatre of Scotland from 2005 to 2012, and was a Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University in the 2010-2011 academic year.
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      Praise for the playscript of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two"A compelling, stay-up-all-night read... The suspense here is electric and nonstop." -- The New York Times"Fans can breathe easy knowing this play has been respectfully and lovingly wrought. Tensions thrum, spells fly but at center stage, as always in the Potterverse, is the overriding importance of love and friendship, especially in the face of danger.” -- Booklist, starred review"Whether encountered on stage or on the page, this trip back into the magical world of Hogwarts is thrilling." -- Telegraph
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    9781338109061 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic Age (years) from 8 - 99, Grade (US) from 3 - 3 On Sale Date: November 18, 2016
    $29.99 CAD 6 x 8.6 x 1.1 in | 1.14 lb | 304 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y Scholastic Inc
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      J.K. Rowling's screenwriting debut is captured in this exciting hardcover edition of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them screenplay.

      When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is misplaced and some of Newt's fantastic beasts escape, it spells trouble for everyone.

      Inspired by the original Hogwarts textbook by Newt Scamander, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, author of the beloved and internationally bestselling Harry Potter books. A feat of imagination and showcasing a cast of remarkable characters, this is epic, adventure-packed storytelling at its very best. Whether an existing fan or new to the wizarding world, this is a perfect addition to any film lover's or reader's bookshelf.

      The film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will have its theatrical release on November 18, 2016.

      Bio

      J.K. Rowling is the author of the bestselling Harry Potter series of seven books, published between 1997 and 2007, which have sold over 450 million copies worldwide, are distributed in more than 200 territories and translated into 79 languages, and have been turned into eight blockbuster films by Warner Bros. She has written three companion volumes to the series in aid of charity: Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in aid of Comic Relief; and The Tales of Beedle the Bard in aid of her children's charity Lumos. Her website and e-publisher Pottermore is the digital hub of the Wizarding World. She has recently collaborated with writer Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany on the stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts Parts One and Two, which is now running at The Palace Theatre in London's West End. J.K. Rowling is also the author of a novel for adult readers, The Casual Vacancy, and, under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, is the author of three crime novels featuring private detective Cormoran Strike, which are to be adapted for BBC television. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them marks J.K. Rowling's screenwriting debut.

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    9781338263893 Hardcover YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy Age (years) from 10, Grade (US) from 5 On Sale Date: November 16, 2018
    $29.99 CAD 5.83 x 8.55 x 1.18 in | 1.17 lb | 304 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y Arthur A. Levine Books
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      J.K. Rowling’s five-film Fantastic Beasts adventure series continues with the original screenplay for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

      At the end of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald was captured in New York with the help of Newt Scamander. But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escapes custody and sets about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings. In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore enlists Newt, his former Hogwarts student, who agrees to help once again, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world. This second original screenplay from J.K. Rowling, illustrated with stunning line art from MinaLima, expands on earlier events that helped shape the wizarding world, with some surprising nods to the Harry Potter stories that will delight fans of both the books and films.
      Bio
      J.K. Rowling is best known as the author of the seven Harry Potter books, which were first published between 1997 and 2007. The enduringly popular adventures of Harry, Ron, and Hermione have sold over 500 million copies, been translated into over 80 languages, and made into eight blockbuster films, the last of which was released in 2011. Alongside the Harry Potter series, she also wrote three short companion volumes -- Quidditch Through the Ages, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and The Tales of Beedle the Bard -- which were published in aid of Comic Relief and Lumos. In 2016, J.K. Rowling collaborated with playwright Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany to resume Harry’s story in a stage play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which opened first in London, and is now playing on Broadway and in Melbourne, Australia. In the same year, she made her debut as a screenwriter with the film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which was inspired by the original companion volume and features magizoologist Newt Scamander. Her second screenplay, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, was released in cinemas in 2018. J.K. Rowling has also written a stand-alone novel for adults, The Casual Vacancy, and, under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, is the author of the Strike crime series. She lives in Scotland with her family, and is at her happiest alone in a room, making things up.
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    Notorious Gordon Korman Canada
    9781443175920 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Mysteries & Detective Stories Age (years) from 9 - 12, Grade (US) from 4 - 7 On Sale Date: March 03, 2020
    $21.99 CAD 5.91 x 8.56 x 1.05 in | 1 lb | 312 pages Carton Quantity: 16 Canadian Rights: Y Scholastic Canada
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      A new standalone middle-grade novel from Gordon Korman, set (partly) in Canada!

      Keenan is bored. He is recovering from tuberculosis, acquired while overseas with his mom. Now he’s stuck sitting in a lawn chair at his dad’s place on Centerlight, Michigan, an island of about 7000 residents in the St. Clair River which is divided in two by the Canada-US border.

      When Keenan meets a girl his age, ZeeBee, who lives on the Canadian side of the border, his life becomes anything but boring. ZeeBee is full of conspiracy theories. Paramount among her theories is that notorious gangster Tommy-Gun Ferguson (original owner of the house she now lives in) buried millions in treasure on the island during the Prohibition era. She’ also convinced her recently deceased dog Barney was murdered — apparently he was a notorious terror and not a favourite among the locals.

      Keenan isn’t convinced by either of these theories, but soon some clues turn up that even he can’t ignore. Will the pair of them find the treasure and solve the mystery of what happened to Barney . . . or will the dog-murdering criminals find them first?

      Told in Gordon’s now classic multi-voice style, his new novel combines mystery, comedy, and a story of new friendships.

      Bio
      Gordon Korman is the #1 bestselling author of three books in The 39 Clues series as well as eight books in his Swindle series: Swindle, Zoobreak, Framed, Showoff, Hideout, Jackpot, Unleashed, and Jingle. His other books include This Can't Be Happening at Macdonald Hall! (published when he was 14); The Toilet Paper Tigers; Radio Fifth Grade; Slacker; Restart; Whatshisface; Level 13; the trilogies Island, Everest, Dive, Kidnapped, and Titanic; and the series The Hypnotists and On the Run. Gordon grew up in Thornhill, Ontario and he lives in New York with his family. Visit him online at www.gordonkorman.com.
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      Praise for Notorious:

      “Zarabeth’s cross-border observations wryly assert Canadian cultural identity. She and Keenan . . . alternate narration and are good company . . . vivid secondary characters commit spontaneous acts of hilarious mayhem. Chalk up another treat for Korman fans.” — Kirkus Reviews

      “Korman brings his usual humor and heart to this well-plotted mystery . . . that sensitively explores themes of friendship and family and offers realistically flawed, believable characters.” — Publishers Weekly

      “Korman sketches characters with swift, sure strokes and places them in a distinctive setting... this a book that Korman fans won't want to miss.” — Booklist

      “The fast-moving, action-packed plot makes this a great choice for reluctant readers... A diverting read full of suspense and historical intrigue.” — School Library Journal

      “Korman is reliably at the head of the pack in middle-grade quirkiness, and his fans will be well pleased with this fresh title” — Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

      Praise for Gordon Korman:

      "Chapters rotate narration . . . giving varied perspectives to this humorous classroom underdog story that championsteamwork, kindness, and hidden sparks. " (The Unteachables) — Publishers Weekly

      "Korman spins a narrative of redemption and belief in exceeding self-expectations. " (The Unteachables) — Kirkus Reviews

      "Humorous, relatable, and full of heart, Korman's gift for understanding the middle school mind is on full display." (Supergifted) — School Library Journal

      "Managing a large cast of characters with ease, Korman creates a comedy of compounded errors leading to a public disaster and, strangely enough, a happy ending." (Supergifted) — Booklist

      "Readers will be able to see themselves in the well-drawn characters that populate this quirky, funny, and relatable book." (Slacker) — Quill and Quire

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    I Want to Go Home Gordon Korman Canada
    9781443146050 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Sports & Recreation Age (years) from 8 - 12, Grade (US) from 3 - 7 Publication Date: May 01, 2015
    $8.99 CAD 5.24 x 7.61 x 0.49 in | 0.3 lb | 192 pages Carton Quantity: 60 Canadian Rights: Y Scholastic Canada
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      Gordon Korman’s uproarious, outrageous, and all-too-familiar summer camp adventure is BACK!

      Rudy Miller really isn’t into the whole camping thing. So when his parents send him to Camp Algonkian “for his own good” all he wants to do is go home.

      Rudy teams up with his cabin-mate Mike for a series of carefully planned — yet hilariously bungled — escape attempts. Unfortunately, their counsellor (and nemesis) Chip is as determined to keep them there as they are to get away.

      Rudy and Mike spend their days plotting, playing chess, and working off punishments for their failed escapes. Hmmm, maybe it isn’t such a bad way to spend the summer after all . . .

      Bio
      Gordon Korman is the #1 bestselling author of three books in The 39 Clues series as well as eight books in his Swindle series: Swindle, Zoobreak, Framed, Showoff, Hideout, Jackpot, Unleashed, and Jingle. His other books include This Can't Be Happening at Macdonald Hall! (published when he was 14); The Toilet Paper Tigers; Radio Fifth Grade; Slacker; Restart; Whatshisface; Level 13; the trilogies Island, Everest, Dive, Kidnapped, and Titanic; and the series The Hypnotists and On the Run. Gordon grew up in Thornhill, Ontario and he lives in New York with his family. Visit him online at www.gordonkorman.com.
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    Restart Gordon Korman Canada
    9781338053777 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes Age (years) from 8 - 12, Grade (US) from 3 - 7 On Sale Date: May 30, 2017
    $21.99 CAD 5.79 x 8.52 x 0.88 in | 0.76 lb | 256 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y Scholastic Press
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      #1 New York Times bestselling author Gordon Korman harkens back to his No More Dead Dogs days in this stand-alone that takes a tone more serious than you've ever seen from him before.

      Chase's memory just went out the window.

      Chase doesn't remember falling off the roof. He doesn't remember hitting his head. He doesn't, in fact, remember anything. He wakes up in a hospital room and suddenly has to learn his whole life all over again... starting with his own name.

      He knows he's Chase. But who is Chase? When he gets back to school, he sees that different kids have very different reactions to his return.

      Some kids treat him like a hero. Some kids are clearly afraid of him.

      One girl in particular is so angry with him that she pours her frozen yogurt on his head the first chance she gets.

      Pretty soon, it's not only a question of who Chase is -- it's a question of who he was... and who he's going to be.

      From the #1 bestselling author of Swindle and Slacker, Restart is the spectacular story of a kid with a messy past who has to figure out what it means to get a clean start.

      Bio
      Gordon Korman is the #1 bestselling author of three books in The 39 Clues series as well as eight books in his Swindle series: Swindle, Zoobreak, Framed, Showoff, Hideout, Jackpot, Unleashed, and Jingle. His other books include This Can't Be Happening at Macdonald Hall! (published when he was 14); The Toilet Paper Tigers; Radio Fifth Grade; Slacker; Restart; Whatshisface; Level 13; the trilogies Island, Everest, Dive, Kidnapped, and Titanic; and the series The Hypnotists and On the Run. Gordon grew up in Thornhill, Ontario and he lives in New York with his family. Visit him online at www.gordonkorman.com.
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    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Resource Links, Best of the Year 2017, Commended
      OLA Silver Birch Award, Fiction 2018, Short-listed
      Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award 2019, Runner-up
      Bank Street College of Education - Best Children's Books of the Year 2018, Commended
      Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Starred Selection 2017, Commended
      Reviews
      Praise for Swindle:"Scary, funny, and hysterical adventures!" -- Chicago Tribune"Pure fun from top to bottom." -- School Library JournalPraise for Ungifted:"A gem for readers looking for a book where the underdog comes out on top." -- Voice of Youth Advocates"Funny and insightful." -- Publishers WeeklyPraise for Schooled:* "This rewarding novel features an engaging main character and some memorable moments of comedy, tenderness, and reflection." -- Booklist, starred reviewPraise for The Hypnotists:"Fast-paced... an entertaining mix of intense action and goofy fun." -- Publishers Weekly
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    Schooled Gordon Korman Canada
    9780545993210 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes Age (years) from 9 Publication Date: August 01, 2008
    $8.99 CAD 5.01 x 7.74 x 0.53 in | 0.5 lb | 224 pages Carton Quantity: 48 Canadian Rights: Y Scholastic Canada
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      A middle-grade comedy about an extremely sheltered home-schooled hippie who gets a crash course in modern school politics when he suddenly has to attend public school.

      Capricorn (Cap) Anderson has never watched television. He's never tasted a pizza. Never heard of a wedgie. Since he was little, his only experience has been living on a farm commune and being home-schooled by his hippie grandmother, Rain. But when Rain falls out of a tree while picking plums and has to stay in the hospital, Cap is forced to move in with a guidance counselor and her cranky teen daughter and attend the local middle school.

      While Cap knows a lot about tie-dying and Zen Buddhism, no education could prepare him for the politics of public school. Right from the beginning, Cap's weirdness makes him a moving target at Claverage Middle School (dubbed C-Average by the students). He has long, ungroomed hair; wears hemp clothes; and practises tai chi on the lawn. Once Zack Powers, big man on campus, spots Cap, he can't wait to introduce him to the age-old tradition at C-Average: the biggest nerd is nominated for class president—and wins.

      Bio
      Gordon Korman is the #1 bestselling author of three books in The 39 Clues series as well as eight books in his Swindle series: Swindle, Zoobreak, Framed, Showoff, Hideout, Jackpot, Unleashed, and Jingle. His other books include This Can't Be Happening at Macdonald Hall! (published when he was 14); The Toilet Paper Tigers; Radio Fifth Grade; Slacker; Restart; Whatshisface; Level 13; the trilogies Island, Everest, Dive, Kidnapped, and Titanic; and the series The Hypnotists and On the Run. Gordon grew up in Thornhill, Ontario and he lives in New York with his family. Visit him online at www.gordonkorman.com.
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    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre 2008, Commended
      Resource Links, Best of the Year 2007, Commended
      Red Cedar Award (BC Young Readers' Choice) 2010, Short-listed
      Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award 2009, Commended
      Snow Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice) 2008, Winner
      CLA Book of the Year for Children 2008, Short-listed
      IODE Canada Violet Downey Recommended List 2008, Short-listed
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    Slacker Gordon Korman Canada
    9780545823166 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories Age (years) from 8 - 12, Grade (US) from 3 - 7 On Sale Date: April 25, 2017
    $9.99 CAD 5.24 x 7.58 x 0.63 in | 0.34 lb | 240 pages Carton Quantity: 48 Canadian Rights: Y Scholastic Press
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      From the bestselling author of Swindle and Ungifted comes the funny, fantastic story of an underachiever who ends up achieving much more than any overachiever could ever imagine.

      Cameron Boxer is very happy to spend his life avoiding homework, hanging out with his friends, and gaming for hours in his basement. It's not too hard for him to get away with it . . . until he gets so caught up in one game that he almost lets his house burn down around him. Oops.It's time for some serious damage control -- so Cameron and his friends invent a fake school club that will make it seem like they're doing good deeds instead of slacking off. The problem? Some kids think the club is real -- and Cameron is stuck being president.Soon Cameron is part of a mission to save a beaver named Elvis from certain extinction. Along the way, he makes some new friends -- and some powerful new enemies. The guy who never cared about anything is now at the center of everything . . . and it's going to take all his slacker skills to win this round.
      Bio
      Gordon Korman is the #1 bestselling author of three books in The 39 Clues series as well as eight books in his Swindle series: Swindle, Zoobreak, Framed, Showoff, Hideout, Jackpot, Unleashed, and Jingle. His other books include This Can't Be Happening at Macdonald Hall! (published when he was 14); The Toilet Paper Tigers; Radio Fifth Grade; Slacker; Restart; Whatshisface; Level 13; the trilogies Island, Everest, Dive, Kidnapped, and Titanic; and the series The Hypnotists and On the Run. Gordon grew up in Thornhill, Ontario and he lives in New York with his family. Visit him online at www.gordonkorman.com.
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      Awards
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      Praise for Swindle:"Scary, funny, and hysterical adventures!" -- Chicago Tribune"Pure fun from top to bottom." -- School Library JournalPraise for The Hypnotists:"Fast-paced . . . an entertaining mix of intense action and goofy fun." -- Publishers WeeklyPraise for Ungifted:"A gem for readers looking for a book where the underdog comes out on top." -- Voice of Youth Advocates"Funny and insightful." -- Publishers WeeklyPraise for Schooled:* "This rewarding novel features an engaging main character and some memorable moments of comedy, tenderness, and reflection." -- Booklist, starred review
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    Ungifted Gordon Korman Canada
    9781443133494 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories Age (years) from 10 - 14 Publication Date: February 01, 2014
    $10.99 CAD 5.01 x 7.76 x 0.72 in | 0.53 lb | 272 pages Carton Quantity: 48 Canadian Rights: Y Scholastic Canada
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      Donovan, whose real gift is getting into trouble, finds himself at an academy for gifted students!

      Donovan is definitely skilled . . . at getting into trouble. And when one of his thoughtless pranks accidentally destroys the school gym during the Big Game, with the superintendent watching, he knows he's in for it. Suspension at best, maybe expulsion. Either way, a lawsuit and paying for damages. But through a strange chain of events, his name gets put on the list for the local school for gifted students: the Academy for Scholastic Distinction. Donovan knows he's not a genius, but he can't miss this chance to escape.

      Now, he has to figure out a way to stay at ASD — and fit in with the kids there. And who knows, maybe his real gift will come to light . . .

      A new story from the master of middle-grade and YA humour Gordon Korman, Ungifted is a funny exploration of the special (and often surprising) talents that make each of us gifted in our own way.

      Bio
      Gordon Korman is the #1 bestselling author of three books in The 39 Clues series as well as eight books in his Swindle series: Swindle, Zoobreak, Framed, Showoff, Hideout, Jackpot, Unleashed, and Jingle. His other books include This Can't Be Happening at Macdonald Hall! (published when he was 14); The Toilet Paper Tigers; Radio Fifth Grade; Slacker; Restart; Whatshisface; Level 13; the trilogies Island, Everest, Dive, Kidnapped, and Titanic; and the series The Hypnotists and On the Run. Gordon grew up in Thornhill, Ontario and he lives in New York with his family. Visit him online at www.gordonkorman.com.
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    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre 2013, Commended
      Canadian Library Association Book of the Year For Children 2013, Short-listed
      Red Cedar Award (BC Young Readers' Choice) 2013, Winner
      OLA Best Bets 2013, Commended
      Pacific Northwest Library Association, Young Reader's Choice 2015, Short-listed
      Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award 2014, Runner-up
      Snow Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice) 2013, Short-listed
      Reviews
      Praise for Ungifted:

      "Gordon Korman . . . always writes from his heart. He has written more than 70 books and . . . Ungifted was one of the best I have read." —The National Post (James, age 11)

      "Funny and insightful." —Publishers Weekly

      "Touching, without being overly sentimental, Ungifted is a gem for readers looking for a story where the underdog comes out on top." —VOYA

      "Donovan has a goofy kindness that charms characters and readers alike . . . The message is tolerance, and Korman expertly and humorously delivers it in an unpretentious and universally appealing tale." —School Library Journal

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    Supergifted Gordon Korman Canada
    9781443175234 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories Age (years) from 8 - 12, Grade (US) from 3 - 7 On Sale Date: May 01, 2019
    $9.99 CAD 5.02 x 7.77 x 0.78 in | 0.55 lb | 296 pages Carton Quantity: 39 Canadian Rights: Y Scholastic Canada
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      NYT bestselling author Gordon Korman's sequel to Ungifted cleverly sends up our preconceived ideas about intelligence, heroism, and popularity!

      Donovan Curtis has never been what anyone would call “gifted.” But his genius friend Noah Youkilis is actually supergifted, with one of the highest IQs around. After years at the Academy for Scholastic Distinction, all Noah dreams of is the opportunity to fail if he wants to. And he's landed in the perfect place to do it—Donovan's school.

      Almost immediately, Noah finds himself on the wrong side of cheerleading captain Megan Mercury and alpha jock Hash “Hashtag” Taggart. Sticking up for Noah lands Donovan in the middle of a huge feud with Hashtag. He's told to stay away from the sports star—or else.

      That should be the end of it, but when a freak incident suddenly makes Donovan a hero, he can't tell anyone about it since Hashtag is involved. So Noah steps in and becomes “Superkid.” Now he's gone from nerd to titan at school. And it may have gone more than a little bit to his head.

      Bio
      Gordon Korman is the #1 bestselling author of three books in The 39 Clues series as well as eight books in his Swindle series: Swindle, Zoobreak, Framed, Showoff, Hideout, Jackpot, Unleashed, and Jingle. His other books include This Can't Be Happening at Macdonald Hall! (published when he was 14); The Toilet Paper Tigers; Radio Fifth Grade; Slacker; Restart; Whatshisface; Level 13; the trilogies Island, Everest, Dive, Kidnapped, and Titanic; and the series The Hypnotists and On the Run. Gordon grew up in Thornhill, Ontario and he lives in New York with his family. Visit him online at www.gordonkorman.com.
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    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Resource Links, Best of the Year 2018, Commended
      Reviews

      Praise for Supergifted:

      “The narrative moves swiftly and even becomes madcap toward the end as Donovan regains a friendship and becomes a hero in his own right. Another chortleworthy outing from Korman.” — Kirkus Reviews

      “Humorous, relatable, and full of heart, Korman's gift for understanding the middle school mind is on full display.” — School Library Journal

      “Managing a large cast of characters with ease, Korman creates a comedy of compounded errors leading to a public disaster and, strangely enough, a happy ending.” — Booklist

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