Picture Books

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Picture Books
The Teacher from the Black Lagoon
Author: Mike Thaler

On the first day of school, a young boy expects only the worst when he discovers that his new teacher is the "monstrous" Mrs. Green.
 

Black Lagoon Adventures series

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Early Readers

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Early Readers
The Secret Recipe
Author: Jacqueline Jules

Sofia helps her grandmother make her special rice pudding, but there is a mix-up in the recipe. English text with some Spanish.
 

Sofia Martinez series

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Early Chapter Books

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Early Chapter Books
Anna Hibiscus
Author: Atinuke

Anna Hibiscus, who lives in Africa with her whole family, loves to splash in the sea and have parties for her aunties, but Anna would love to see snow.
 

Anna Hibiscus series

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Early Chapter Books
Mac Undercover
Author: Mac Barnett

One day, Mac (smartest boy in his class in a small town in California) receives a telephone call from the Queen of England, recruiting him to find the crown jewels (well, actually just the Coronation Spoon) and so Mac embarks on his first adventure as a secret agent--with the assurance that the Queen will give him a note excusing him from school.
 

Book 1, Mac B., Kid Spy series

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Early Chapter Books
Lola Levine Is Not Mean!
Author: Monica Brown

Lola is fierce on the field, but when a soccer game during recess gets too competitive, she accidentally hurts her classmate Juan Gomez. Now everyone is calling her Mean Lola Levine. Lola feels terrible, but with the help of her family, her super best friend, Josh Blot, and a little "pencil power," she just might be able to turn it all around.
 

Lola Levine series

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Early Chapter Books
Dog Days
Author: Karen English

Gavin wants to make a good impression at Carver Elementary, where no one knows he excels at soccer and skateboarding, but an annoying big sister, a bully, and his great aunt's Pomeranian are not helping.
 

Book 1, Carver Chronicles series

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Early Chapter Books
Nikki & Deja
Author: Karen English

When an arrogant new girl comes to school, third-graders and best friends Nikki and Deja decide to form a club that would exclude her, but find the results not what they expected.
 

Book 1, Nikki & Deja series

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Early Chapter Books
Meet Yasmin
Author: Saadia Faruqi

In this compilation of four separately published books, Pakistani American second grader Yasmin learns to cope with the small problems of school and home, while gaining confidence in her own skills and creative abilities.
 

Yasmin series

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Early Chapter Books
On the Dog
Author: Judith Greenburg

When ten-year-old Andrew invents a shrinking machine, he does not expect to be sucked into the machine along with his cousin Judy, only to end up on a dog's nose.
 

Andrew Loser series

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Early Chapter Books
Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel
Author: Nikki Grimes

Spunky third-grader Dyamonde Daniel misses her old neighborhood, but when she befriends a boy named Free, another new student at school, she finally starts to feel at home.

 

Dyamonde Daniel series

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Early Chapter Books
Miss Child Has Gone Wild!
Author: Dan Gutman

The third grade has won a weird contest, so they get to go on a field trip to the zoo. That's how they meet Miss Child, the weirdest zookeeper in the history of the world. She thinks animals are smarter than people! She thinks elephants can paint pictures! She keeps snakes in her pockets for fun! Guess who's going to wind up in a cage with a lion!
 

Book 1, My Weirder School series

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Early Chapter Books
The Fenway Foul-Up
Author: David Kelly

Cousins Mike and Kate are at Boston's Fenway Park when the Red Sox's star hitter discovers that his lucky baseball bat has been stolen.
 

Ballpark Mysteries series

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Early Chapter Books
Archie Takes Flight
Author: Wendy Mass

Archie Morningstar learns a big family secret and helps save the universe. All before breakfast!
 

Book 1, Space Taxi series

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Early Chapter Books
The Great Cake Mystery : Precious Ramotswe's Very First Case
Author: Alexander McCall Smith

Before becoming the first female private investigator in Botswana, eight-year-old Precious Ramotswe tracks down a thief who has been stealing her classmates' snacks.
 

Book 1, Precious Ramotswe Mysteries series

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Early Chapter Books
The Case of the Stinky Socks
Author: Lewis Montgomery

Detectives-in-training Milo and Jazz join forces to tackle their first big case--finding out who stole the lucky socks from the high school baseball team's star pitcher.
 

Milo and Jazz Mysteries series

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Early Chapter Books
Danger! Tiger Crossing
Author: Lin Oliver

Ten-year-old Tiger and his new friend, Luna, are drawn into a copy of Henri Rousseau's painting, Surprised!, through a magical golden frame by which their neighbor's son disappeared fifty years earlier.
 

Book 1, Fantastic Frame series

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Early Chapter Books
Wonder Woman : Movie Magic Madness
Author: Michael Anthony Steele

Insulted because her character has been left out of a movie of The Odyssey, Circe turns the entire movie crew into pigs, and when Wonder Woman intervenes the sorceress conjures up a portal that takes the hero into a realm of magical movie genres--and it is up to the reader to decide which genre Wonder Woman ends up in, and what dangers she must face there.
 

You Choose series

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Early Chapter Books
Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye
Author: Geronimo Stilton
The discovery of an old map at a flee market by his sister Thea leads Geronimo and his family to search for buried treasure on a faraway island. Geronimo Stilton series Where to Find:
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Early Chapter Books
Keena Ford and the Secret Journal Mix-up
Author: Melissa Thomson

Second-grader Keena Ford loves writing in her journal. One day, Keena accidentally leaves her journal in the apartment of her mean classmate Tiffany Harris. The next day, Tiffany informs Keena that she's read the journal and is going to tell all of Keena's secrets! Well, unless Keena does everything Tiffany says, of course.
 

Keena Ford series

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Early Chapter Books
Mia Mayhem is a superhero!
Author: Kara West

Eight-year-old Mia Macarooney is delighted to learn she is from a family of superheroes, but her acceptance into the Program for In Training Superheroes requires she take a placement exam.
 

Mia Mayhem series

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Graphic Novel

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Graphic Novel
Zita the Spacegirl
Author: Ben Hatke

When young Zita discovers a device that opens a portal to another place, and her best friend is abducted, she is compelled to set out on a strange journey from star to star in order to get back home.
 

Zita the Spacegirl series

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Graphic Novel
Kickoff Blitz
Author: Blake Hoena
Tou Yang is the smallest kid on his football team, but he plays like a giant. Tou's job is to dash down the field and smash the ball carrier on kickoffs and punts, and he does it well. When the Bandits come to town, an old enemy on the other side of the line goes out of his way to bring Tou down. Darren cuts corners and plays dirty. Will Tou be able to overcome his gridiron bully, or will Darren send him to the sidelines? Where to Find:
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Graphic Novel
Babymouse: Queen of the World!
Author: Jennifer L. Holm

It's the same thing every day for Babymouse. Where is the glamour? The excitement? The adventure? Nothing ever changes, until . . . Babymouse hears about Felicia Furrypaws's exclusive slumber party. Will Babymouse get invited? Will her best friend, Wilson, forgive her if she misses their monster movie marathon?

Book 1, Babymouse series

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Graphic Novel
Squish, Super Amoeba
Author: Jennifer L. Holm

Squish, a meek amoeba who loves the comic book exploits of his favorite hero, "Super Amoeba," tries to emulate him when his best friend is threatened by a bully.
 

Book 1, Squish series

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Graphic Novel
Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute
Author: Jarrett Krosoczka

The school lunch lady is a secret crime fighter who uncovers an evil plot to replace all the popular teachers with robots.
 

Book 1, Lunch Lady series

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Graphic Novel
Dog Man, Lord of the Fleas
Author: Dav Pilkey

When a new bunch of baddies bust up the town, Dog Man is called into action--and this time he isn't alone. With a cute kitten and a remarkable robot by his side, our heroes must save the day by joining forces with an unlikely ally: Petey, the World's Most Evil Cat. But can the villainous Petey avoid vengeance and venture into virtue?

Book 5, Dog Man series

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Graphic Novel
The Big Bad Fox
Author: Benjamin Renner
Who's afraid of the Big Bad Fox? No one, it seems. The fox dreams of being the terror of the barnyard. But no one is intimidated by him, least of all the hens; when he picks a fight with one, he always ends up on the losing end. Even the wolf, the most fearsome beast of the forest, can't teach him how to be a proper predator. It looks like the fox will have to spend the rest of his life eating turnips. But then the wolf comes up with the perfect scheme. Where to Find:
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Graphic Novel
Batman : The Terrible Trio
Author: Laurie Sutton

Catwoman, Poison Ivy, and Harley Quinn crash a charity fundraiser and make off with the cash, and it is up to the reader to choose which of the supervillains Batman will pursue, and how he will capture them.
 

You Choose series

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Graphic Novel
Stargazing
Author: Jen Wang
Growing up in the same Chinese-American suburb, perfectionist Christine and artistic, confident, impulsive Moon become unlikely best friends, whose friendship is tested by jealousy, social expectations, and illness. Where to Find:

Spanish Language

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Spanish Language
Crenshaw
Author: Katherine Applegate

Jackson and his family have fallen on hard times. There's no more money for rent. And not much for food, either. His parents, his little sister, and their dog may have to live in their minivan. Crenshaw is a cat. He's large, he's outspoken, and he's imaginary. He has come back into Jackson's life to help him. But is an imaginary friend enough to save this family from losing everything?

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Spanish Language
Bad Kitty Gets a Bath
Author: Nick Bruel

Break out the bandages! Bad Kitty needs a bath. And she's not getting in the tub without a fight.

Bad Kitty series.

 

 

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Spanish Language
The Secret Recipe
Author: Jacqueline Jules

Sofia helps her grandmother make her special rice pudding, but there is a mix-up in the recipe. English text with some Spanish.
 

Sofia Martinez series

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Spanish Language
Judy Moody
Author: Megan McDonald

To start, Judy Moody doesn't have high hopes for third grade. Her new desk won't have an armadillo sticker with her name on it. Her new classroom will not have a porcupine named Roger. And with her luck, she'll get stuck sitting in the first row, where Mr. Todd will notice every time she tries to pass a note to her best friend, Rocky.
 

Book 1, Judy Moody series

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Spanish Language
Dog Man, Lord of the Fleas
Author: Dav Pilkey

When a new bunch of baddies bust up the town, Dog Man is called into action--and this time he isn't alone. With a cute kitten and a remarkable robot by his side, our heroes must save the day by joining forces with an unlikely ally: Petey, the World's Most Evil Cat. But can the villainous Petey avoid vengeance and venture into virtue?

Book 5, Dog Man series

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Fiction

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Fiction
Starring Jules (as Herself)
Author: Beth Levine Ain

Jules is an ordinary seven-year-old girl, concerned with school and friends and other ordinary things--until a chance meeting with a casting director leads to an audition for a television commercial.
 

Book 1, Starring Jules series

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Fiction
How Tía Lola Came to [Visit] Stay
Author: Julia Alvarez

Although ten-year-old Miguel is at first embarrassed by his colorful great aunt, Tia Lola, when she comes to Vermont from the Dominican Republic to stay with his mother, his sister, and him after his parents' divorce, he learns to love her.

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Fiction
Crenshaw
Author: Katherine Applegate

Jackson and his family have fallen on hard times. There's no more money for rent. And not much for food, either. His parents, his little sister, and their dog may have to live in their minivan. Crenshaw is a cat. He's large, he's outspoken, and he's imaginary. He has come back into Jackson's life to help him. But is an imaginary friend enough to save this family from losing everything?

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Fiction
The One and Only Bob
Author: Katherine Applegate

Bob sets out on a dangerous journey in search of his long-lost sister with the help of his two best friends, Ivan and Ruby. As a hurricane approaches and time is running out, Bob finds courage he never knew he had and learns the true meaning of friendship and family.

 

Sequel to "The One and Only Ivan"

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Fiction
The One and Only Ivan
Author: Katherine Applegate
Ivan is an easygoing gorilla. Living at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade, he has grown accustomed to humans watching him through the glass walls of his domain. He rarely misses his life in the jungle. In fact, he hardly ever thinks about it at all. Instead, Ivan thinks about TV shows he's seen and about his friends, Stella, an elderly elephant, and Bob, a stray dog. But mostly Ivan thinks about art and how to capture the taste of a mango or the sound of leaves with color and a well-placed line. Where to Find:
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Fiction
A Boy Called Bat
Author: Elana K. Arnold

When his veterinarian mom brings home a stray baby skunk that needs rehabilitation before it can be placed in a wild animal shelter, Bat, who has autism, resolves to prove that he is up to the challenge of caring for the skunk permanently.
 

Boy Called Bat series

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