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Dog Trouble!

By: Galia Oz

Readers who have graduated from Junie B. Jones and Ivy & Bean will fall head over heels for feisty Julie and her troublesome new dog.   Julie has only had her dog for two weeks, but she is already...

Welcome to Wonderland #2: Beach Party Surf Monkey

By: Chris Grabenstein

“Outrageous hijinks and nonstop hilarity—five-stars!" —Lincoln Peirce, author of the Big Nate seriesFrom the bestselling author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library and...

Ollie & Moon in New York City

By: Diane Kredensor
photography by: Mike Meskin

The world-traveling feline best friends are now the stars of The Ollie & Moon Show on NBC Sprout! Moon loves to make her best friend, Ollie, laugh. On this particular day, however, her favorite...


Ollie & Moon in Paris

By: Diane Kredensor
photographs by: Sandra Kress

The world-traveling feline best friends are now the stars of The Ollie & Moon Show on NBC Sprout!Ollie and Moon are best friends, and Ollie loves surprising Moon almost as much as Moon loves guessing...

Colette's Lost Pet

By: Isabelle Arsenault

Colette can't find something to talk about with the new kids in the neighborhood...so she invents a pet! Her fib quickly escalates, and suddenly her parakeet is a larger-than-life world-traveler named...

Grace and the Fever

By: Zan Romanoff

Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl meets Jenny Han’s The Summer I Turned Pretty in this contemporary YA about what it means to be a fan—and what it means to be a friend—when your whole world...


The Go-Between

By: Veronica Chambers

Fans of Jane the Virgin will find much to love about The Go-Between, a coming-of-age novel from bestselling author Veronica Chambers, who with humor and humanity explores issues of identity and belonging...

Project (Un)Popular Book #2: Totally Crushed

By: Kristen Tracy

Two middle school BFFs experience the highs and lows of friendship, boys, sixth-grade politics, sister drama, and popularity in this funny and smart sequel to Project (Un)Popular!   Perry can’t...

Walt Disney's The Lucky Puppy (Disney Classic: The Lucky Puppy)

By: Jane Werner Watson
illustrated by: The Walt Disney Studio, Allen Hubbard, and Don Bestor

Originally published as a Little Golden Book in 1960, Walt Disney's The Lucky Puppy is back in print. This adorable story based on the characters from the beloved animated movie The Hundred and One Dalmatians...


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

This brilliant, New York Times bestselling novel from the author of the Newbery Medal winner When You Reach Me explores multiple perspectives on the bonds and limits of friendship.
 
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Freckleface Strawberry Educator Guide

By: Julianne Moore
Illustrated by: LeUyen Pham

The latest adventures of the New York Times bestselling character Freckleface Strawberry from Academy Award–winning actress Julianne Moore!

Freckleface Strawberry can’t wait for...

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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

A Michael L. Printz Honor Award Winner

“A gentle, lyrical story of incomprehensible sorrow faced with quiet courage.”—ELIZABETH WEIN, New York Times bestselling...

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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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Muckers Educator Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Sandra Neil Wallace

Former ESPN sportscaster Sandra Neil Wallace makes her young adult debut with a historical fiction novel that School Library Journal recommends to fans of Friday Night Lights in a starred review.
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