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Kindergarten Countdown

By: Anna Jane Hays
illustrated by: Linda Davick

"MY SCHOOL STARTS in one week so—I have SEVEN DAYS to go. Mom says be patient, do not worry. But I can't wait! I'm in a hurry!"In this delightful book a little girl counts off the days...

Babymouse #1: Queen of the World!

By: Jennifer L. Holm and Matt Holm

With multiple Children's Choice Awards and over 1.8 million books sold, kids, parents, and teachers agree that Babymouse is perfect for fans of Junie B. Jones, Ivy and Bean, Bad Kitty, and Dork Diaries!Meet...

The Sesame Street Dictionary (Sesame Street)

By: Linda Hayward
illustrated by: Joe Mathieu

This first book of words and their meanings is one of the best-loved Sesame Street titles published by Random House. It includes more than 1,300 entries, which include verbs, nouns, and adjectives. The...


Drop It, Rocket!

By: Tad Hills

Rocket, the beloved dog from the New York Times bestselling picture books How Rocket Learned to Read and Rocket Writes a Story, is back in a leveled reader. Rocket is ready to find new words for his word...

Princess Charm School (Barbie)

By: Ruth Homberg
illustrated by: Random House

With princesses, castles, and magical secrets, Barbie's latest movie is sure to be a hit! This Step 2 reader is based on the direct-to-DVD release, Barbie: Princess Prep School. It is perfect for girls...

How Not to Start Third Grade

By: Cathy Hapka and Ellen Titlebaum
Illustrated by: Debbie Palen

Will should be excited to start third grade. But his little brother, Steve, is starting kindergarten. The same laugh-out-loud writing and hilarious illustrations that brought us How Not to Babysit Your...


Miss Grubb, Super Sub!

By: David L. Harrison
illustrated by: Page Eastburn O'Rourke

Meet Miss Grubb–substitute teacher extraordinaire. She makes math tasty and science scary (but only just a little). She even takes her class on a trip around the world, by way of the library. All...

Peanut

By: Ayun Halliday
illustrated by: Paul Hoppe

"Before you write me off as a delusional psycho, think about what it's like to be thrown into a situation where everyone knows everyone . . . and no one knows you." Sadie has the perfect plan to snag...

Squish #1: Super Amoeba

By: Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm

Introducing SQUISH—a new graphic novel series about a comic book-loving, twinkie-eating grade school AMOEBA trying to find his place in the world (or at least trying to make it through a school day)....


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Alice-Miranda at School

By: Jacqueline Harvey

Book Talk
Alice-Miranda is so full of energy and kindness that everyone at Winchesterfield-Downsdordvale Academy for Proper Young Ladies falls in love with her immediately; everyone, that is, except...

How Rocket Learned to Read

By: Tad Hills
illustrated by: Tad Hills

Learn to read with this New York Times-bestselling picture book, starring an irresistible dog named Rocket and his teacher, a little yellow bird. Follow along as Rocket masters the alphabet, sounds out...

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Eighth Grade Is Making Me Sick

By: Jennifer L. Holm
illustrated by: Elicia Castaldi

BOOK TALK
Ginny has big plans for eighth grade, and none of them involve her stepdad losing his job or a new baby on the way.  She's going to try out for cheerleading, join the Virtual Vampire Vixens,...


Annie and Helen

By: Deborah Hopkinson
illustrated by: Raul Colon

"What is breathtakingly shown here, through accurate, cross-hatched watercolor paintings; excerpts from Sullivan’s correspondence to her former teacher; and concise and poetic language, is the woman’s...

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Paper Covers Rock

By: Jenny Hubbard

"In the tradition of John Knowles's A Separate Peace."--Publisher Weekly, Starred
"One of the best young adult books I've read in years."--Pat Conroy
William C. Morris Debut Award Finalist
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