• I try to encourage my students to read books from a variety of genres. Here's a list of recommended books from several different genres that may be interesting to your child. If you have any favorites you would like me to include, please let me know!  Happy reading!

    **Note:  If a book says that it is available in our library it may be in our school library, or our classroom library, or both!

Realistic Fiction

  • Beezus and Ramona

    Beezus and Ramona

    by Beverly Cleary Year Published: Average
    Beezus and her little sister Ramona Quimby just can't seem to get along.

    Note: This book is available in our Library.
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  • Harriet the Spy

    Harriet the Spy

    by Louise Fitzhugh Year Published: Easy Reading
    Harriet discovers that keeping a diary can sometimes backfire.
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  • Mandy

    Mandy

    by Julie Andrews Edwards Year Published: Average
    FROM THE PUBLISHER Ten-year-old Mandy feels lost among the thirty children who live in the old stone orphanage. She dreams of a home of her own, a place where she belongs. When Mandy climbs over the high orphanage wall to explore the outside, she is lucky enough to find a tiny deserted cottage hidden in the forest. With a few "borrowed" items, the cottage becomes a refuge. To guard her secret, Mandy even lies — but when she falls terribly sick, no one knows where she is. No one, that is, except for a special admirer she didn't know she had.

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  • No More Dead Dogs

    No More Dead Dogs

    by Gordon Korman Year Published: Average
    A synopsis the Barnes and Noble website: Wallace does not understand it -- why do dogs die at the end of every classic story? When Wallace gives his book report, he can't bring himself to lie about his feelings - the book stank! The teacher feels the opposite and forces Wallace to attend and participate in the town's play based on the book. Find out what happens when Wallace's creativity gets out of hand.

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  • Pink and Say

    Pink and Say

    by Patricia Polacco Year Published:
    Say Curtis describes his meeting with Pinkus Aylee, a black soldier, during the Civil War, and their capture by Southern troops. Based on a true story about the author's great-great-grandfather.

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  • The Thief Lord

    The Thief Lord

    by Cornelia Funke Year Published: Challenging
    FROM THE PUBLISHER Prosper and Bo are orphans on the run from their cruel aunt and uncle. The brothers decide to hide out in Venice, where they meet a mysterious thirteen-year-old who calls himself the "Thief Lord." Brilliant and charismatic, the Thief Lord leads a ring of street children who dabble in petty crimes. Prosper and Bo delight in being part of this colorful new family. But the Thief Lord has secrets of his own. Soon the boys are thrust into circumstances that will lead them to a fantastic, spellbinding conclusion.

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Survival/Adventure

  • Island of the Blue Dolphins

    Island of the Blue Dolphins

    by Scott O'Dell Year Published:
    What does it take for a 12 year old girl to survive alone for (18 years) after being left behind on a rocky island? Well, this is what happens to Karana (also known as Won-a-pa-lei) finds out. With only companions being a pack of vicious wild dogs, sea otters and some birds, she sets out to live as best as she could. Eventually, deep friendships develop with these animals and Karana's loneliness is abated (somewhat). Remembering what her tribe did in the past, she built shelters, found food and made weapons. Every day, she looks out to the sea wondering if the ship that carried her people away would come back for her. Yet, even in her successful attempt at survival, she longs for human companionship.
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  • On The Far Side Of The Mountain

    On The Far Side Of The Mountain

    by Jean Craighead George Year Published: Average
    When Sam's sister decides to leave the mountain, Sam is sure she will find trouble somewhere. As he follows her, he begins to appreciate the extent of his sister's knowledge

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Award Winners

  • Holes

    Holes

    by Louis Sachar Year Published: Average
    Stanley Yelnats goes to camp Green Lake instead of juvenile detention. Did he make the right choice? A Newbery Award winner.

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  • Jumanji

    Jumanji

    by Chris Van Allsburg Year Published: Average
    Award winning illustrations lead readers through this story about a jungle game that comes to life.
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  • Maniac Magee

    Maniac Magee

    by Jerry Spinelli Year Published: Average
    The 1991 Newbery Award winner about an energetic boy who confronts racism and tries to make peace in a troubled part of town.

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  • The Midwife's Apprentice

    The Midwife's Apprentice

    by Karen Cushman Year Published: Average
    Set in medieval England, this Newbery medal winner tells the tale of a young girl who must make her own way in the world, and what she learns in the process.
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  • The View from Saturday

    The View from Saturday

    by E. L. Konigsburg Year Published: Average
    Learn how the sixth graders beat out the older kids to win the championship quiz contest. A Newbery winner.

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Mysteries

  • Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds

    Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds

    by David Adler Year Published: Easy Reading
    Jennifer Jansen has a photographic memory, hence her nickname "the Camera," or Cam for short. Cam's talents come in handy when she and her friend Howie see a robber escape from a jewelry store. When the police catch the wrong man, it is up to Cam and Howie to find the real culprits. Fast action and cliffhangers chapter endings will keep readers on the edge of their seats n this first book of the popular series.
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  • Chasing Vermeer

    Chasing Vermeer

    by Blue Balliett Year Published: Challenging
    The Barnes and Noble Review: A puzzling art theft is solved by two sixth-grade sleuths in a first-rate first novel by Blue Balliett, illustrated by Series of Unfortunate Events artist Brett Helquist. Cut from similar cloth to The Da Vinci Code while harkening back to E. L. Konigsburg and Agatha Christie, Balliett's book follows young Petra Andalee and Calder Pillay as they piece together separate, seemingly disconnected events to locate The Lady Writing, a Vermeer painting that gets stolen en route to Chicago's Art Institute. Going on the theory that there are no coincidences, the two wonder about the link between their teacher's statements, Petra's dreams, a book Petra finds in the library, and other clues that set the reader guessing as to their significance as well. But after they learn of the culprit's aim to correct untruths about Vermeer's life and art -- which spurs them into full-throttle detective work -- the pieces all come together in a brilliant ending sure to make readers cheer, "Ah ha!" Infused with intrigue and Helquist's clever illustrations that include coded messages, Balliett's novel is a dynamic can't-miss that will get those brain cells firing as it satiates your appetite for intelligent, modern-day mystery.

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  • The Golden Goblet

    The Golden Goblet

    by Eloise Jarvis McGraw Year Published: Challenging
    A young Egyptian boy struggles to reveal a hideous crime and reshape his own destiny.

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  • The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

    The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

    by Kate DiCamillo Year Published: Average

    From the Publisher Once, in a house on Egypt Street, there lived a china rabbit named Edward Tulane. The rabbit was very pleased with himself, and for good reason: he was owned by a girl named Abilene, who treated him with the utmost care and adored him completely. And then, one day, he was lost. Kate DiCamillo takes us on an extraordinary journey, from the depths of the ocean to the net of a fisherman, from the top of a garbage heap to the fireside of a hobo's camp, from the bedside of an ailing child to the streets of Memphis. And along the way, we are shown a true miracle -- that even a heart of the most breakable kind can learn to love, to lose, and to love again.

     

     

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  • Wait Till Helen Comes

    Wait Till Helen Comes

    by Mary Downing Hahn Year Published: Average
    Heather is such a whiny little brat. Always getting Michael and me into trouble. But since our mother married her father, we're stuck with her...our "poor stepsister" who lost her real mother in a mysterious fire. But now something terrible has happened. Heather has found a new friend, out in the graveyard behind our home — a girl named Helen who died with her family in a mysterious fire over a hundred years ago. Now her ghost returns to lure children into the pond...to drown! I don't want to believe in ghosts, but I've followed Heather into the graveyard and watch her talk to Helen. And I'm terrified. Not for myself, but for Heather...

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Animals

  • Because of Winn-Dixie

    Because of Winn-Dixie

    by Kate DiCamillo Year Published: Average
    Opal's dog helps her learn about her new home town and the characters who live there.

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  • Charlotte's Web

    Charlotte's Web

    by E.B. White Year Published: Average
    Charlotte the spider and Wilbur the pig learn about farmers and life in this children's classic.

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  • Love That Dog

    Love That Dog

    by Sharon Creech Year Published: Average
    FROM THE PUBLISHER "I guess it does
    look like a poem
    when you see it
    typed up
    like that."
    Jack hates poetry. Only girls write it and every time he tries to, his brain feels empty. But his teacher, Ms. Stretchberry, won't stop giving her class poetry assignments—and Jack can't avoid them. But then something amazing happens. The more he writes, the more he learns he does have something to say. With a fresh and deceptively simple style, acclaimed author Sharon Creech tells a story with enormous heart. Written as a series of free-verse poems from Jack's point of view, Love That Dog shows how one boy finds his own voice with the help of a teacher, a writer, a pencil, some yellow paper, and of course, a dog.

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  • Old Yeller

    Old Yeller

    by Fred Gipson Year Published: Average
    This Newbery Honor-winning book relates the exciting and touching story about a dog who helps a boy and his family on the Texas frontier.

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  • Shiloh

    Shiloh

    by Phyllis Naylor Year Published: Average
    An 11 year old boy must decide how to help an abused beagle named Shiloh.

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  • The Incredible Journey

    The Incredible Journey

    by Sheila Burnford Year Published: Average
    Follow three lost family pets as they make their way home. A book no one should miss.
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  • The Mouse and the Motorcycle

    The Mouse and the Motorcycle

    by Beverly Cleary Year Published: Average
    Ralph's life in the Mountain View Inn becomes more exciting when Keith and his parents stay for a few days. Keith has a motorcycle that Ralph is itching to get his paws on, but Ralph's mother isn't too thrilled about the idea. Is Ralph responsible enough to be trusted with the shiny motorcycle?

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  • The Tale Of Despereaux

    The Tale Of Despereaux

    by Kate DiCamillo Year Published: Challenging
    Despereaux, a young mouse, must battle against the rats in a dungeon to save the princess he loves.

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  • The Trumpet of the Swan

    The Trumpet of the Swan

    by E.B. White Year Published: Average
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Fantasy

  • Apple Island, or the Truth About Teachers

    Apple Island, or the Truth About Teachers

    by Douglas Evans Year Published: Average
    FROM THE PUBLISHER Bradley doesn't like school. It's boring and Mrs. Gross, his new teacher, is really crabby. But he has no idea how good school really is--not until he discovers that something is terribly wrong with the teachers. In fact, if Bradley doesn't act quickly, schools everywhere could be ruined

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  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    by Roald Dahl Year Published: Average
    Charlie discovers that the truth about Mr. Willy Wonka's chocolate factory is even better than the rumors.

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  • Dragon Rider

    Dragon Rider

    by Cornelia Funke Year Published: Challenging
    FROM THE PUBLISHER Firedrake, a young dragon, receives a frightening warning one night: Humans are planning to destroy the valley in which he lives! All the dragons must flee. Their only refuge is a place above the clouds called the Rim of Heaven --- which may not even exist. Firedrake boldly volunteers to go ahead first. As he embarks on his journey, he meets Ben, a runaway boy. Together, the boy & dragon make their way toward the Rim of Heaven, all the while running a step ahead of Nettlebrand, a monster who will stop at nothing to hunt down Firedrake. Their quest will truly become an adventure like no other.

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  • Half Magic

    Half Magic

    by Edgar Eager Year Published:
    Four children discover that their magical coin must be used very, very carefully.
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  • Inkspell

    Inkspell

    by Cornelia Funke Year Published: Challenging
    FROM THE PUBLISHER The captivating sequel to Inkheart, the critically acclaimed bestseller! Although a year has passed, not a day goes by without Meggie thinking of Inkheart, the book whose characters came to life. But for Dustfinger, the fire-eater brought into being from words, the need to return to the tale has become desperate. When he finds Orpheus, a crooked storyteller with the magical ability to read him back, Dustfinger leaves behind his young apprentice Farid and plunges into the medieval world of the past. Distraught, Farid goes in search of Meggie. Before long, both are caught inside the book, too. And the story is threatening to evolve in ways neither of them could ever have imagined.

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  • Jackie and Me

    Jackie and Me

    by Dan Gutman Year Published: Average
    A young boy uses his baseball card collection to travel through time and meet famous players from the past.
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  • James and the Giant Peach

    James and the Giant Peach

    by Roald Dahl Year Published: Average
    Dahl's great read-aloud book features a great cast of improbable characters.

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  • No Flying in the House

    No Flying in the House

    by Betty Brock Year Published: Average

    FROM THE PUBLISHER Most little girls have parents to take care of them, but not Annabel Tippens. She has Gloria, a tiny white dog who talks and wears a gold collar. Annabel never thought it was strange that she had Gloria instead of real parents. Until one day a wicked, wicked cat named Belinda comes to tell her the truth — she's not just a little girl, she's a half-fairy! And she can do lots of things that other kids can't do, such as kiss her own elbow and fly around the house. But being a fairy isn't all fun and games, and soon Annabel must make a choice. If she chooses to be a fairy, she'll have to say good-bye to Gloria forever. How can she decide between her newly found magic and her dearest friend?Most little girls have parents to look after them, but not Annabel Tippens. She has Gloria, a tiny white dog who talks and wears a gold collar. And that's not the only thing that makes Annabel different: She can do all kinds of things that other kids cant do, like kiss her own elbow and fly around the house! Could it be true that Annabel is not a little girl at all, but a fairy? Soon Annabel will have to decide. If she chooses to be a fairy, shell have to say good-bye to Gloria forever. But how can she decide between her newly found magic and her dearest friend?

     

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  • The House With a Clock in its Walls  John Bellairs

    The House With a Clock in its Walls John Bellairs

    by John Bellairs Year Published:
    A boy goes to live with his magician uncle in a mansion that has a clock hidden in the walls which is ticking off the minutes until doomsday.
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  • The Indian in the Cupboard

    The Indian in the Cupboard

    by Lynn Reid Banks Year Published:

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  • The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles

    The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles

    by Julie Andrews Edwards Year Published: Challenging

    This is one of my favorite stories! It asks you to use your imagination to the fullest...you won't be sorry if you check this one out!
    From the Publisher
    The Whangdoodle was once the wisest, the kindest, and the most extraordinary creature in the world. Then he disappeared and created a wonderful land for himself and all the other remarkable animals—the ten-legged Sidewinders, the little furry Flukes, the friendly WhiffleBird, and the treacherous, oily Prock. It was an almost perfect place where the last of the really great Whangdoodles could rule his kingdom with peace, love and a sense of fun—apart from and forgotten by people. But not completely forgotten. Professor Savant believed in the Whangdoodle. And when he told the three Potter children of his search for the spectacular creature, Lindy, Tom, and Ben were eager to reach Whangdoodleland. With the Professor's help, they discovered the secret way. But waiting for them was the scheming Prock, who would use almost any means to keep them away from his beloved king. Only by skill and determination were the four travelers able to discover the last of the really great Whangdoodles and grant him his heart's desire.
    Julie Andrews Edwards, star of stage and screen, has written a unique and beloved story that has become a modern classic. The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles is sure to continue to delight readers everywhere. This edition includes a new foreword by the author.

     

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  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

    The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

    by C.S. Lewis Year Published: Challenging
    Three children discover their own fantasy world while prowling through an attic, but the discoveries are only beginning. History, magic and a classic story of good and evil.

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  • The Phantom Tollbooth

    The Phantom Tollbooth

    by Norton Juster Year Published: Average
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  • The Princess Test

    The Princess Test

    by No Author Text Year Published: Average
    FROM THE PUBLISHER In The Princess Test, King Humphrey has decided its time for his son, Prince Nicholas, to marry. But he must make sure the bride is a real princess. So he devises a series of princess tests, designed to weed out the phonies and the fakes. Meanwhile, Nicholas has fallen in love with Lorelei, a mere blacksmith's daughter. She's no princess, but he wants to marry her all the same—but how will she ever pass the terrible tests?

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  • The School Mouse

    The School Mouse

    by Dick King-Smith Year Published: Average
    FROM THE CRITICS Children's Literature - Jan Lieberman It is the tale of Flora, the first ever 'school mouse,' who learns to read and tries to convince her family of its value. It is she who discovers the bag marked POISON.

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  • Tuck Everlasting

    Tuck Everlasting

    by Natalie Babbitt Year Published: Challenging
    From bn.com: Doomed to-or blessed with-eternal life after drinking from a magic spring, the Tuck family wanders about trying to live as inconspicuously and comfortably as they can. When ten-year old Winnie Foster stumbles on their secret, the Tucks take her home and explain why living forever at one age is less a blessing that it might seem.

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Historical Fiction

  • Back To The Titanic!

    Back To The Titanic!

    by Beatrice Gormley Year Published: Average
    Using their great-grandfather's invention of a way to travel through time, Matt and Emily, along with Matt's best friend Jonathan, travel back to the "Titanic" and try to save the great ship from disaster.

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  • Journey to Nowhere

    Journey to Nowhere

    by Mary Jane Auch Year Published: Average
    Follow the journey of 11 year old Remembrance as her family moves from Connecticut to the Genesee Country. They travel through much of the area we live in now! This is written by a local author and is the first of a trilogy.
    From Publisher's Weekly
    Mem's family is hit by the Murphy's Law of pioneering: if anything can go wrong, it will. In migrating from Connecticut to upstate New York in 1815, 11-year-old Mem is called upon to save her mother by hitting an attacker over the head with a tree limb, save an old man who gets bit by a rattlesnake, save herself after she gets lost in the wilderness, save her brother from a black bear and save her pig from wolves. Meanwhile, her parents accidentally drop Mem off the back of the wagon and drive off for several hours before they realize it, chop down a tree and almost kill their children, forget to properly lash down their wagon so they lose half their possessions, and nearly get swept away in a river after jumping in. The best part of this novel is where the family, alone in the wilderness, waits in vain for neighbors to show up to help them build a cabinthey come a day late, delayed because one of the families' houses has burned down.

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  • Number The Stars

    Number The Stars

    by Lois Lowry Year Published: Average
    In 1943, during the German occupation of Denmark, ten-year-old Annemarie learns how to be brave and courageous when she helps shelter her Jewish friend from the Nazis.

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  • Shades of Gray

    Shades of Gray

    by Carolyn Reeder Year Published: Challenging
    At the end of the Civil War, twelve-year-old Will, having lost all his immediate family, reluctantly leaves his city home to live in the Virginia countryside with his aunt and the uncle he considers a "traitor" because he refused to take part in the war.

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  • Sounder

    Sounder

    by William H. Armstrong Year Published: Average
    Angry and humiliated when his sharecropper father is jailed for stealing food for his family, a young black boy gains courage and understanding by learning to read with the help of the devoted dog, Sounder.

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  • The Whipping Boy Sid Fleischman

    The Whipping Boy Sid Fleischman

    by Sid Fleischman Year Published: Average
    A bratty prince and his whipping boy have many adventures when they inadvertently trade places after becoming involved with dangerous outlaws.
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Series

  • A Series of Unfortunate Events

    A Series of Unfortunate Events

    by Lemony Snicket Year Published: Challenging
    Have you ever been in a foster home? Have you ever experienced deaths like your mom or dad? This story is about three kids, Violet, Klaus, and Sunny. Violet is the one how likes to invent things. Klaus is the one who is grand with words. Sunny is just good at biting. Their uncle is after the fortune their parents left them. He is very mean and tries many interesting ways to trick the children. Discover which disguise their uncle will be in!

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  • Harry Potter

    Harry Potter

    by J.K. Rowling Year Published: Challenging
    Orphaned Harry Potter lives with his horrible Muggle relatives until his eleventh birthday, when he is accepted to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. At the school, Harry discovers he's already in the history books, and it is where he finds his destiny.

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  • Ramona's World

    Ramona's World

    by Beverly Cleary Year Published: Average
    Here we meet Ramona at age 9, ready to tackle 4th grade, and lots more!
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  • The Borrowers

    The Borrowers

    by Mary Norton Year Published: Average
    Can you imagine being six inches tall? This family is and lives under the floor boards of an old country house. They "borrow" things from the huge humans that live there. Great adventure and fantasy series!
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  • The Further Adventures of Hank the Cowdog

    The Further Adventures of Hank the Cowdog

    by John Erickson Year Published: Average
    A very funny series!! Hank the cowdog is the head of ranch security and gets himself in all sorts of crazy situations.

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  • The Littles

    The Littles

    by John Peterson Year Published: Easy Reading
    FROM THE PUBLISHER Here's the tiny family that always ends up in king-sized trouble, the Littles have adventures galore in the land of the Biggs.
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  • These Happy Golden Years Laura Ingalls Wilder

    These Happy Golden Years Laura Ingalls Wilder

    by Laura Ingalls Wilder Year Published: Average
    Laura begins working as a teacher, finding new adventures.
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Funny Books

  • The Giggler Treatment

    The Giggler Treatment

    by Roddy Doyle Year Published: Average
    FROM THE EDITORS AT BARNES AND NOBLE The fun begins with the Gigglers -- a rascally bunch of elf-like creatures who look after children to make sure adults are being fair to them. Whenever adults are mean to kids -- be it by sending them to bed without supper, lying to them, or even making them wear clothes they hate -- they get the Giggler Treatment: poo on the shoe! In this deliciously rude, irreverent, and silly tale, a man's cookie tasting job takes a stinky turn when the Gigglers decide to take matters into their own hands. But this time, the Gigglers have made a mistake. Can the Treatment be stopped before Mister Mack takes that last, fateful smelly step?

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  • Wayside School books

    Wayside School books

    by Louis Sachar Year Published: Easy Reading
    This is a series of three books...a trilogy. Be sure to check them all out! FROM THE PUBLISHER There was a terrible mistake-Wayside School was built with one classroom on top of another, thirty stories high! (The builder said he was sorry.) Maybe that's why all kinds of funny things happened at Wayside-especially on the thirteenth floor.

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Biographies

  • Bully For You, Teddy Roosevelt

    Bully For You, Teddy Roosevelt

    by Jean Fritz Year Published: Challenging
    This book follows the life of the dynamic twenty-sixth president, discussing his conservation work, hunting expeditions, family life, and political career.

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  • Sojourner Truth: Ain't I A Woman

    Sojourner Truth: Ain't I A Woman

    by Patricia McKissack, Fredrick McKissack Year Published: Average
    This 1993 Coretta Scott King Honor Book chronicles the life of African-American Sojourner Truth, a nineteenth-century preacher, abolitionist, and activist for the rights of African Americans and women.

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  • Will You Sign Here, John Hancock?

    Will You Sign Here, John Hancock?

    by Jean Fritz Year Published: Average
    A biography of the first signer of the Declaration of Independence, outlining all that he did for himself as well as what he did for Massachusetts and his new nation.

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Poems

  • A Light in the Attic

    A Light in the Attic

    by Shel Silverstein Year Published: Average
    Shel Silversteins poems are sometimes silly, sometimes wonderful. These are great poems to read with a child.

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  • Where the Sidewalk Ends

    Where the Sidewalk Ends

    by Shel Silverstein Year Published:
    Stanley the Fierce and the entire cast of Silverstein characters are a great way for children to learn about poetry, whether on their own or with a parent or grandparent.

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Sports books by Matt Christopher

  • Baseball Saved Us

    Baseball Saved Us

    by Ken Mochizuki Year Published: Average
    When a Japanese-American boy and his family are interned in a camp during WWII, they decide to combat their depression by building a baseball field. During a game the boy channels his humiliation--both from being a prisoner and from being a bad player--to anger, giving him the strength to hit a game-winning home run.
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  • Catch That Pass

    Catch That Pass

    by Matt Christopher Year Published:
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  • Catcher with the Glass Arm

    Catcher with the Glass Arm

    by Matt Christopher Year Published:
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  • Dirt Bike Racer

    Dirt Bike Racer

    by Matt Christopher Year Published:
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  • Double Play at Short

    Double Play at Short

    by Matt Christopher Year Published:
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  • Face-Off

    Face-Off

    by Matt Christopher Year Published:
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  • Ice Magic

    by Matt Christopher Year Published:
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  • Return of the Home Run Kid

    Return of the Home Run Kid

    by Matt Christopher Year Published:
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  • The Basket Counts

    The Basket Counts

    by Matt Christopher Year Published:
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  • The Dog that Pitched a No-Hitter

    The Dog that Pitched a No-Hitter

    by Matt Christopher Year Published: Easy Reading
    Matt, the pitcher for the Grand Avenue giants, is worried. Can he pitch well enough to help his team beat the touch Peach Street Mudders? Just the thought of some of their players makes him sweat. Luckily, Mike has a secret weapon: his dog. Harry knows all about baseball and via ESP, he passes on to Mike the weaknesses of the other teams' players. Buy this time Mike is so nervous Harry's advice doesn't help. Will Mike still be able to pitch a no hitter?
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  • The Kid Who Only Hit Homers

    The Kid Who Only Hit Homers

    by Matt Christopher Year Published: Average
    Sylvester CoddmyerIII is passionate about baseball, but the problem is, he is a terrible player. He is all butterfingers in the outfield, and as for hitting, he is lucky if his bat ever connects with the ball. Sylvester knows that if he signs up for Little League, he'd just be warming the bench. Suddenly, Mr. George Baruth offers to help coach him, and before Sylvester knows it, he is socking homers over the fence every time at bat. Thanks to Mr. Baruth, Sylvester is the team's most valuable player. but how come nobody else ever sees his mysterious helper?
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  • Tough to Tackle

    Tough to Tackle

    by Matt Christopher Year Published:
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