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7 Books to Send with Tweens to Summer Camp

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    "Merlin's Nightmare" by Robert Treskillard
    When Arthur goes missing, Merlin must abandon all other quests to find Arthur before he is caught. Merlin and Arthur must rally Britain's soldiers to fight three overwhelming enemies. To make matters worse, Morgana has brought Merlin's deepest fear to life and has released a horde of werewolves to destroy Britain. When the purpose of this nightmare is revealed, will Merlin and Arthur find a way to stay alive without releasing a larger evil?

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    "Abby Carnelia's One and Only Magical Power" by David Pogue
    One day, Abby Carnelia discovers that she has a magic power. It's nothing special: she can make an egg spin by tugging on her ears. However, this power starts Abby on a whirlwind adventure where she meets kids with other powers, becomes a potential tester for a drug company and creates a risky plan for escape.

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    "The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns" by Chris Colfer
    Alex and Conner Bailey haven't been back to the Land of Stories for a while. When they hear that the Enchantress who cursed Sleeping Beauty has kidnapped their mother, the twins must find a way back into the Land of Stories to rescue their mother and save the world from the biggest threat it has ever faced.

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    "Lost in London" by Cindy Callaghan
    When 12-year-old Jordan gets the chance to take part in a London exchange program, she jumps at the opportunity to leave her small town in Delaware. Unfortunately, Jordan's host sister, Caroline, isn't too interested in entertaining an American girl. When a major misstep leaves Jordan and Caroline trapped in a department store overnight, the girls take advantage of all the fancy clothes and makeup at their disposal. Their fun is short-lived, however, and Jordan's experience abroad becomes a lot more than she ever bargained for.

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    "The Otherworld Chronicles" by Nils Johnson-Shelton
    For Artie Kingfisher, wizards and fire-breathing dragons are only legends until his favorite video game, Otherworld, comes to life one day. Cryptic clues lead Artie to a mysterious place called the Invisible Tower, where he discovers that he is King Arthur. Throughout this trilogy, Artie and his sister Kay fight wolves, dragons and other mythical creatures to save the Otherworld.

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    "Trolley Dodgers, Pinstriped Yankees and Wearing Red Sox: How MLB Teams Got Their Names" by Jon Lindenblatt
    This book celebrates America's pastime by teaching children of all ages fun facts about the nation's Major League Baseball teams. Learn about each team's name, mascot, origin and the city they call home. Young sports fans will finally get the answer to a very important question: Why do they call them that?

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    "Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library" by Chris Grabenstein
    Kyle Keeley loves games—word, board and especially video. His hero, Luigi Lemoncello, is a notorious game maker and happens to be the genius designer of the new town library. Kyle is one of 12 lucky children who win a sleepover in the library, hosted by Mr. Lemoncello himself. When morning comes, however, the doors stay locked. Kyle and the other children must solve puzzles and find clues to find the hidden escape route.

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