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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,...

Just Me and My Family

By: Mercer Mayer

Now in one volume!! Six of Mercer Mayer's beloved storybooks featuring Little Critter and his family.The great storybook includes:Just Me and My Mom Just Me and My DadJust Me and My Little BrotherJust...

Angels in Pink: Holly's Story

By: Lurlene McDaniel

Pink Angels and best friends Holly, Raina, and Kathleen have been through a lot over the past year. The summer before their senior year promises to be busy but fun, as Holly and Raina return to their full-time...


Mitzi Tulane, Preschool Detective in What's That Smell?

By: Lauren McLaughlin
illustrated by: Debbie Ridpath Ohi

Mitzi Tulane may be only three years old, but she sure knows how to follow a trail of evidence and solve tough mysteries. From the strange happenings in the kitchen to the sudden arrival of every family...

Anne's House of Dreams

By: L.M. Montgomery

Anne's own true love, Gilbert Blythe, is finally a doctor, and in the sunshine of the old orchard, among their dearest friends, they are about to speak their vows. Soon the happy couple will be bound for...

I'm Not a Baby

By: Jill McElmurry
illustrated by: Jill McElmurry

“I’m not a baby!” Leo Leotardi insists, but his family just won’t listen. Leo doesn’t want lumpy oatmeal (“Poopie,” he says); he wants waffles and syrup, like...


How Do Lions Say I Love You?

By: Diane Muldrow
Illustrated by: David Walker

Lions say "I love you" with a purr and a cuddle.Wolves say "I love you" with a howl and a huddle.Bears like to say it with a kiss on the muzzle.A mama cow says it with a lick and a nuzzle. . . .Sweet,...

Good Job, Oliver!

By: Laurel Molk

Irresistible bunnies, a mother-son bond, and a sweet can-do story make this picture book a classic crowd pleaser.When little Oliver Bunny enters the Strawberry Contest, the big bunnies just laugh at him....

Come, Llamas

By: Jennifer Morris

It’s spring time on the Kinnaman Ranch in Alaska, and nine-year-old JT is sure it will be the best one yet. This season he’s determined to become a pitcher on his school’s baseball team...


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Chinese Cinderella

By: Adeline Yen Mah

A riveting memoir of a girl's painful coming-of-age in a wealthy Chinese family during the 1940s.

A Chinese proverb says, "Falling leaves return to their roots." In Chinese Cinderella, Adeline...

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Along the River

By: Adeline Yen Mah

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Chinese Cinderella

By: Adeline Yen Mah

A riveting memoir of a girl's painful coming-of-age in a wealthy Chinese family during the 1940s.

A Chinese proverb says, "Falling leaves return to their roots." In Chinese Cinderella, Adeline...

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The Sixty-Eight Rooms

By: Marianne Malone
illustrated by: Greg Call

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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Stealing Magic: A Sixty-Eight Rooms Adventure

By: Marianne Malone
illustrated by: Greg Call

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Ruthie and Jack find themselves visiting and revisiting the miniature Thorne Rooms in Chicago’s Art Institute.  During their clandestine visits, they discover that items from the dollhouse-like...

Moon Pie

By: Simon Mason

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Martha and her brother Tug have a perfect life until their mother dies and their father starts acting strange.  Soon after the funeral, their father quits his job and they have to move...


Don’t Expect Magic

By: Kathy McCullough

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Delaney Collin’s life has been anything but Bippity-Boppity-Boo lately. After her mother’s death from cancer, Delaney is moved from New Jersey to California to live with...

Zipped

By: Laura and Tom McNeal

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Mick opens the wrong e-mail and learns a secret about his stepmom Nora that shatters everything in his life. He doesn't want to know, but now that he does, his attitude toward...

The Decoding of Lana Morris

By: Laura and Tom McNeal

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You Don’t Know About Me

By: Brian Meehl

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Having moved sixteen times in his sixteen years, Bill Allbright is used to the road – but not the one he’s about to take. His Bible-beating, Jesus-loving mom has moved them to Independence,...

Discovering Family Stories and Histories


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The War Between the Classes

By: Gloria Miklowitz

What are Amy and Adam going to do about their love life? Neither Amy's traditionalist Japanese parents nor Adam's snobby, upper-class mother will accept their relationship. To make things worse, Amy and...

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Mason Dixon: Pet Disasters

By: Claudia Mills
illustrated by: Guy Francis

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Have you ever wished you were an only child?  Well, let me tell you…it’s not all it’s cracked up to be.Your parents spend way too much time focused on you and what they...

Discovering Wes Moore

By: Wes Moore

For fans of The Wire and Unbroken comes a story of two fatherless boys from Baltimore, both named Wes Moore. One is in prison, serving a life sentence for murder. The other is a Rhodes Scholar, an army...

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Meant to Be

By: Lauren Morrill

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Some things in life can be planned and predicted: what to wear, which sports to play, which classes to take, where to go to college. Other decisions, like who you’re going to fall in love...