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Twist My Charm: Love Potion #11

By: Toni Gallagher

Middle school crushes are WAY more complicated when you have a love potion.   Everyone knows love potions don’t really work. But Cleo got one as a gift. And it would be crazy not to at least...

Hilo Book 2: Saving the Whole Wide World

By: Judd Winick

HILO’s BA-ACK—in this funny, New York Times Bestselling, full-color new middle-grade graphic novel series that Bone creator Jeff Smith calls “delightful” and Lincoln Peirce says...

Places No One Knows

By: Brenna Yovanoff

A good girl dreams herself into a bad boy's room in this lyrically romantic novel by a bestselling author from which Maggie Stiefvater, author of The Raven King, says she "woke up satisfied."...


This Is My Dollhouse

By: Giselle Potter

A girl makes her own dollhouse in this picture book that celebrates creativity and imagination!   A little girl proudly walks the reader through her handmade dollhouse, pointing out the bricks she...

Finding Dory Little Golden Book (Disney/Pixar Finding Dory)

By: RH Disney
illustrated by: RH Disney

The highly anticipated sequel to Disney/Pixar Finding Nemo, Disney/Pixar Finding Dory releases in theaters on June 17, 2016. The animated film reunites the friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish with her...

Finding Dory Little Golden Book (Disney/Pixar Finding Dory)

By: RH Disney
illustrated by: RH Disney

The highly anticipated sequel to Disney/Pixar Finding Nemo, Disney/Pixar Finding Dory releases in theaters on June 17, 2016. The animated film reunites the friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish with her...


Beachy and Me

By: Bob Staake

Bob Staake’s tale of a whale of a friendship!   Something big had come ashore. It seemed to have a tail. Pixie now was staring at . . . a giant washed-up whale!   Pixie Picklespeare lives...

Beachy and Me

By: Bob Staake

Bob Staake’s tale of a whale of a friendship!   Something big had come ashore. It seemed to have a tail. Pixie now was staring at . . . a giant washed-up whale!   Pixie Picklespeare lives...

Dory's Story (Disney/Pixar Finding Dory)

By: RH Disney
illustrated by: RH Disney

Disney/Pixar Finding Dory reunites the friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the true meaning of family along the way. This Step 2 Step into...


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Toys Meet Snow Activities (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Emily Jenkins

Lumphy, StingRay, and Plastic—the toys from the beloved chapter books Toys Go Out, Toy Dance Party, and Toys Come Home—are back in a glorious full-color picture book, perfect for gift-giving...

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Wonder: A Guide to Exploring Precepts in the Classroom

Over 3 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller WONDER and have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. 

The...

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Goodbye Stranger Educators’ Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

“Masterly. . . . Sensitively explores togetherness, aloneness, betrayal and love.” —The New York Times Book Review
A NYT Editors' Choice and NYT Notable Children's Books of 2015
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Freckleface Strawberry Educator Guide

By: Julianne Moore
Illustrated by: LeUyen Pham

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How to Grow a Friend Poster and Activities

By: Sara Gillingham

A lovely metaphor teaches valuable lessons in how to treat others and make friendships blossom! Making a friend takes patience, care, and room to bloom—just like growing a flower. Soon your little...

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The Year of Chasing Dreams Book Talk

By: Lurlene McDaniel

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Ciana Beauchamp hasn't seen or heard from Jon Mercer in months. Until now. He's back in Windemere to see her. Deep down Ciana is filled with joy and relief. She has never stopped loving...


Paperboy Educator Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Vince Vawter
Guide prepared by: Pat Scales, Children's Literature Consultant, Greenville, SC

*"Reminiscent of To Kill a Mockingbird." —Booklist, Starred
 
"An unforgettable boy and his unforgettable story. I loved it!" —ROB BUYEA, author of Because of Mr. Terupt...

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Papberboy Book Talk

By: Vince Vawter

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“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...

And We Stay Reading Group Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Jenny Hubbard

When high school senior Paul Wagoner walks into his school library with a stolen gun, he threatens his girlfriend Emily Beam, then takes his own life. In the wake of the tragedy, an angry and guilt-ridden...

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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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