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Henry Hubble's Book of Troubles

By: Andy Myer

For middle-grade readers looking for a uniquely funny, illustrated exposé on one boy’s troubles in school and at home. Hand this to those searching for a book like Just Jake and Timmy Failure....

Thomas and the Volcano (Thomas & Friends)

By: The Rev W Awdry
illustrated by: Richard Courtney

Thomas and his friends see a volcano in the new Dinosaur Park! Could it erupt? Boys and girls ages 4 to 6 who love trains will thrill to this Step 2 Step into Reading adventure, featuring a shiny foil...

Red Alert! (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)

By: Random House
illustrated by: Patrick Spaziante

Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles battle a runaway robot! Boys 3 to 7 will thrill to this full-color storybook featuring ninja goggles that reveal alien secrets on every page!


Five Tank Engine Tales (Thomas & Friends)

By: Random House
illustrated by: Richard Courtney

Here, bound together in one volume, are five Step into Reading Step 1 and 2 early readers based on Thomas & Friends™ movie adventures. Perfect for train-obsessed boys ages 4 to 6 who are just...

To Protect and Serve (Disney/Pixar Cars)

By: Frank Berrios
illustrated by: RH Disney

Boys ages 4 to 6 will love this fun-filled Step 2 Step into Reading reader based on the popular Disney/Pixar Cars animated short featuring Lightning McQueen, Mater, and all their friends from Disney/Pixar...

Follow the Ninja! (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)

By: Golden Books
illustrated by: Steve Lambe

Can Leonardo battle ninja robots and keep his troublemaking brothers in line? Boys ages 2 to 5 will find out in this all-new, full-color Little Golden Book starring Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja...


Thomas and the Dinosaur (Thomas & Friends)

By: Golden Books
illustrated by: Tom LaPadula

Thomas the Tank Engine and his friend Percy are startled—and scared—to see a dinosaur in the forest! Train-l and dinosaur-obsessed boys ages 3 to 7 will get a double thrill from this Thomas...

Batman's Hero Files (DC Super Friends)

By: Billy Wrecks
illustrated by: Erik Doescher and Patrick Spaziante

A Step 2 Step into Reading reader is the perfect way to introduce boys and girls ages 4 to 6 to Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and all the DC Super Friends. Plus 16 press-out battle cards add to the super...

Fire Crew! (Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue)

By: Frank J. Berrios
illustrated by: RH Disney

From the world of Cars soars Planes: Fire & Rescue, a comedy-adventure featuring a quirky crew of elite firefighting aircraft devoted to protecting historic Piston Peak National Park from raging wildfires....


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Papberboy Book Talk

By: Vince Vawter

BOOK TALK
“Little Man,” as the family’s housekeeper calls him, is eleven-years-old the summer of 1959 when he takes his best friend’s paper route for the month of July.  Throwing papers isn’t...

The Here and Now Reading Group Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Ann Brashares


From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series, The Here and Now is an epic star-crossed romance about a girl who might be able to save the world ....

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Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy Discussion Guide

By: Karen Foxlee

“Magic is “messy and dangerous and filled with longing,” we learn in this brave tale of grief, villainy and redemption that borrows from the story of the Snow Queen. Set in a vast, chilly...

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Son of Fortune Book Talk

By: Victoria McKernan

BOOK TALK
When Aiden kills a man, he is forced to flee the lumber camp and find passage on a ship to San Francisco.  He proves to the ship captain he works hard and saves the captain’s brother’s...

The Living Reading Group Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Matt De La Pena
Prepared by: Susan Geye, Director of Library Services, Everman ISD, Texas

“De la Peña has created a rare thing: a plot-driven YA with characters worthy of a John Green novel.”-Entertainment Weekly, A-
 
“Action is first and foremost. ....

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The Living Book Talk

By: Matt de la Peña

BOOK TALK
Shy feels so fortunate when he lands a summer job on a cruise ship, and meets Carmen, the girl he hopes will be the love of his life. The job soon becomes a nightmare when Shy witnesses...


Winter of the Robots Book Talk

By: Kurtis Scaletta

BOOK TALK
All is fair in love and war.  And science fairs.  Jim abandons his best friend, Oliver, in order to work with a girl, Rochelle, A.K.A. Rocky, on the yearly science fair project.  Rocky...

Muckers Book Talk

By: Sandra Neil Wallace

BOOK TALK
Hatley, Arizona is a mining town and the copper has all been mined.  When the mine closes, the school will also close because people will leave Hatley.  So this is the final year of the...

The Book Thief Educator Guide with CCSS tie-ins

By: Markus Zusak

The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul.

It is 1939. Nazi...

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The Sixty-Eight Rooms Educator Guide

By: Marianne Malone

Almost everybody who has grown up in Chicago knows about the Thorne Rooms. Housed in the Children’s Galleries of the Chicago Art Institute, they are a collection of 68 exquisitely crafted miniature...

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The Great Trouble Book Talk

By: Deborah Hopkinson

BOOK TALK
The streets of London are tough for thirteen-year-old Eel, an orphan who spends his days scavenging the filthy Thames River for anything he can sell for a few coins.   He thinks his great...

Mister Max and the Book of Lost Things Book Talk

By: Cynthia Voigt
illustrated by: Iacopo Bruno

BOOK TALK
Max’s parents are actors and when they receive an offer to travel to India to perform for the Maharajah, the family immediately makes a plan for the voyage.  However, for some unknown...