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The Book of Jonah

By: Peter Spier

Two-time Caldecott illustrator Peter Spier’s visual retelling of a favorite Bible story is back in print! In a tale full of action, adventure, and strife, Jonah is asked by God to tell the people...

Marlene, Marlene, Queen of Mean

By: Jane Lynch, Lara Embry, A.E. Mikesell
illustrated by: Tricia Tusa

Glee actress Jane Lynch takes a look at bullying head-on in her first picture book. Marlene is the self-appointed queen of the playground, the sidewalk, and the school. She is small but mighty . . . intimidating!...

Marlene, Marlene, Queen of Mean Read & Listen Edition

By: Jane Lynch, Lara Embry, A.E. Mikesell
illustrated by: Tricia Tusa

Glee actress Jane Lynch takes a look at bullying head-on in her first picture book. Marlene is the self-appointed queen of the playground, the sidewalk, and the school. She is small but mighty . . . intimidating!...


My Secret Bully

By: by Trudy Ludwig
illustrated by: Abigail Marble

                                                THE...

Alice-Miranda At Sea

By: Jacqueline Harvey

Alice-Miranda is set for a luxurious cruise aboard the royal yacht Octavia, where Aunty Gee is hosting the wedding of Aunt Charlotte and Lawrence Ridley. Even Ambrosia Headlington-Bear has come along,...

The Berenstain Bears and the Big Blooper

By: Stan and Jan Berenstain
illustrated by: the authors

Sister Bear is over at Lizzy Bruin's house watching Trouble at Big Bear High--a big-cubs' video that they probably shouldn't even be looking at—in which two teen bears are having an argument. When...


The League

By: Thatcher Heldring

"This book is a solid choice for reluctant readers who also happen to love football."--School Library Journal Just when it seems that his football dreams are history, Wyatt's older brother, Aaron,...

The Berenstain Bears Happy Halloween!

By: Stan and Jan Berenstain
illustrated by: the authors

It's the best Halloween treat ever—a collection of three Berenstain Bears Halloween books in one! Included are The Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat, The Berenstain Bears and the Ghost of the Forest,...

Snippet the Early Riser: Read & Listen Edition

By: Bethanie Murguia
Illustrated by: Bethanie Murguia

Snippet is a typical snail. But unlike other snails, he loves to wake up early. While his family is snoozing the morning away, he is wide awake and ready to race to the flowers, make leaf sculptures,...


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Will in Scarlet Book Talk

By: Matthew Cody

BOOK TALK
His father missing, their kingdom under attack, and no money to mention, Will Scarlet goes on the run in order to avoid being killed.  His unknowing venture into Sherwood Forest lands him...

Premeditated Book Talk

By: Josin L. McQuein

BOOK TALK
Dinah’s cousin Claire just tried to kill herself. When Dinah figures out that it was because of a boy and the terrible things that he did, Dinah decides to exact revenge on behalf of Claire....

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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Wonder Educator Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: RJ Palacio
Guide Prepared by: Susan Geye, Director of Library Services, Everman ISD, Texas

The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that has captivated over 1 million readers and inspired a movement to choose kind.

I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're...

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Outcasts United and Out of Nowhere Educator Guide with CCSS tie-ins

By: Warren St. John and Maria Padian

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Bullying Book Discussion Guide

By: Random House

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The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963 Educator Guide with CCSS tie-ins

By: Christopher Paul Curtis

A wonderful middle-grade novel narrated by Kenny, 9, about his middle-class black family, the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan. When Kenny's 13-year-old brother, Byron, gets to be too much trouble, ...

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Mountains Beyond Mountains Educator’s Guide

By: by Tracy Kidder, adapted for young people by Michael French

Tracy Kidder's critically acclaimed adult nonfiction work, Mountains Beyond Mountains has been adapted for young people by Michael French. In this young adult edition, readers are introduced to Dr. Paul...

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Kindness for Weakness

By: Shawn Goodman

BOOK TALK
James just wants to belong somewhere. And it doesn’t seem to be with his mom and her abusive boyfriend, Ron. His brother, Louis, walked out two years ago leaving 13-year-old James behind....


Twerp

By: Mark Goldblatt

BOOK TALK
Sixth grader Julian Twerski is known for two things he can be proud of: he’s the fastest kid at PS 23 and he’s really smart. However, things are about to change. There’s a new fifth...

You Never Heard of Willie Mays?!

By: Jonah Winter
illustrated by: Terry Widener

Many believe baseball great Willie Mays to be the best player that ever lived. He hit 660 home runs (fourth best of all time), had a lifetime batting average of .302, and is second only to Babe Ruth...

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Mountains Beyond Mountains

By: by Tracy Kidder, adapted for young people by Michael French

BOOK TALK
Mountains Beyond Mountains introduces Dr. Paul Farmer, a remarkable man who spends his time treating the illnesses of the poor and disenfranchised.  Working in impossible circumstances,...