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The Noisy Garage

By: Dennis Shealy
illustrated by: Mike Yamada

Screech! Pop! Pssssssssst . . . Got a flat? Get it fixed—just like that!   The Noisy Garage has everything cars need! Dents are smoothed, overheating engines are cooled, and everyone drives...

Wind Power! (Blaze and the Monster Machines)

By: Golden Books
illustrated by: Benjamin Burch

Blaze uses wind power to beat Crusher and Pickle in a sailboat race! Boys and girls ages 3 to 7 will love this action-packed Little Golden Book that features all of their monster truck friends from Nickelodeon’s...

High-Flying Skye (PAW Patrol)

By: Random House
illustrated by: MJ Illustrations

Fans of Nickelodeon’s PAW Patrol can meet Ryder and his awesome pups in this exciting book-and-CD format! This amazing storybook is perfect for kids ages 3 to 7—and the CD narration brings...


Big Boy Underpants

By: Fran Manushkin
illustrated by: Valeria Petrone

Big Boy Underpants offers a light, positive approach to motivate little boys to become toilet-trained. Snappy, rhyming text and bright, quirky illustrations sound the perfect note to encourage toddlers...

The Kidnap Plot (The Extraordinary Journeys of Clockwork Charlie)

By: Dave Butler

Meet Charlie. He lives a quiet life with his protective father, an inventor and clockmaker.   When Charlie’s father is suddenly and mysteriously kidnapped by a shadowy group called the Anti-Human...

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows Deluxe Novelization (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows)

By: David Lewman
illustrated by: Random House

New York City. An old menace returns. New mutations arise. The ultimate showdown approaches. Our heroes must rise up again to save the city they love, even if it means exposing themselves for who they...


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows Novelization (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows)

By: David Lewman
illustrated by: Random House

New York City. An old menace returns. New mutations arise. The ultimate showdown approaches. Our heroes must rise up again to save the city they love, even if it means exposing themselves for who they...

MVP #2: The Soccer Surprise

By: David A. Kelly
illustrated by: Scott Brundage

From the author of the Ballpark Mysteries comes a brand-new sports-themed chapter book series featuring the coolest club around—the Most Valuable Players!   The MVP club wants to save an old...

Superhero Instruction Manual

By: Kristy Dempsey
illustrated by: Mark Fearing

Anyone can be a superhero and this guidebook will show you how! Just follow six easy steps and you’ll be saving the world in no time. Join an aspiring hero as he selects a secret identity, chooses...


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The Indian in the Cupboard Series Educators’ Guide

By: Lynne Reid Banks

Full of magic and appealing characters, this classic novel takes readers on a remarkable adventure.

It's Omri's birthday, but all he gets from his best friend, Patrick, is a little plastic Indian...

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

By: Ann Brashares

An unforgettable epic romantic thriller about a girl from the future who might be able to save the world . . . if she lets go of the one thing she’s found to hold on to.

Follow the...

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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

Newbery Award-winning author Matt de la Peña's The Living is "a rare thing: a plot-driven YA with characters worthy of a John Green novel.” [Entertainment Weekly, A-]

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The Living Book Talk

By: Matt de la Pena

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...