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Nate the Great, San Francisco Detective

By: Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Mitchell Sharmat
illustrated by: Martha Weston

Nate, the great detective, and his dog, Sludge, are off to San Francisco! They're going to visit Nate's cousin Olivia Sharp. She's a detective, too, and a very busy one.Olivia isn't around to solve her...

Mr. FancyPants! (SpongeBob SquarePants)

By: Geof Smith
illustrated by: Caleb Meurer

Spongebob Squarepants is celebrating his tenth anniversary! This commemorative Little Golden Book, based on a special episode, features the absorbent yellow superstar, his Bikini Bottom friends, and all...

The Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable Girls

By: Julie Schumacher

I'm Adrienne Haus, survivor of a mother-daughter book club. Most of us didn't want to join. My mother signed me up because I was stuck at home all summer, with my knee in a brace. CeeCee's parents forced...


Nate the Great and the Tardy Tortoise

By: Marjorie Weinman Sharmat & Craig Sharmat
illustrated by: Marc Simont

These chapter books introduce beginning readers to the detective mystery genre. Perfect for the Common Core, kids can problem-solve with Nate, using logical thinking to solve mysteries! The sun is...

The Case of the Missing Moonstone (The Wollstonecraft Detective Agency, Book 1)

By: Jordan Stratford
illustrated by: Kelly Murphy

History, mystery, and science collide in a new series for middle-grade readers, perfect for fans of The Mysterious Benedict Society and Lemony Snicket!   Jordan Stratford imagines an alternate 1826,...

The Egypt Game

By: Zilpha K. Snyder

When Melanie Ross and April Hall begin to play the Egypt Game, everyone thinks it’s just a game until strange things begin happening to the players. Has the Egypt Game gone too far?


Don't Forget to Remember

By: Margaret Snyder
illustrated by: Don Williams

Quetzal plans a big surprise for the dragons and the children to work on. He tells everyone ways they can help, but no one remembers what he says! The results are comical, and, with good humor, Quetzal...

The Book of One Hundred Truths

By: Julie Schumacher

"I should probably mention something right now before this story goes any further: my name is Theodora Grumman, and I am a liar."It's hard for Thea to write four truths a day in the notebook...

Shane

By: Jack Schaefer

He rode into our valley in the summer of ’89, a slim man, dressed in black. “Call me Shane,” he said. He never told us more.There was a deadly calm in the valley that summer, a slow,...


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Calvin Coconut: Kung Fooey

By: Graham Salisbury
illustrated by: Jacqueline Rogers

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When new student, Benny Obi, shows up in Calvin’s fourth grade class, everyone thinks he’s a little strange. He dresses differently, has different ideas, brags about knowing...

Calvin Coconut

By: Graham Salisbury

A humorous chapter book about a fourth-grade boy, full of the fun of growing up in Hawaii.
 
Calvin Coconut lives near the beach in Kailua, Hawaii, with his mom and his little sister. All...

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Under the Blood-Red Sun & Eyes of the Emperor

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Beswitched

By: Kate Saunders

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On her way to a posh boarding school, Flora wakes up from a nap to find herself transported to St. Winifred’s School in 1935 where life is much more difficult than her 21st century lifestyle. ...

The Warlock

By: Michael Scott

Nicholas Flamel appeared in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter—but did you know he really lived? And he might still be alive today! Discover the truth in Michael Scott’s New York Times bestselling...

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The Alchemyst

By: Michael Scott

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Josh and Sophie, 15-year-old twins, take summer jobs across the street from one another, one in a bookstore and one in a coffee shop. But the arrival of a sinister man in a sleek, dark car...


Jasper Jones

By: Craig Silvey

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Jasper Jones has just stumbled onto a corpse, who happens to be his secret girlfriend. Jasper, the town bad boy, is sure he will be blamed for Laura’s death. His only hope comes in the...

True Blue

By: Jane Smiley

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Abby loves everything about horses; riding, training, feeding, and grooming.  She is thrilled when she has the opportunity to buy her first horse, but she has no idea the ghost...

The Georges and the Jewels

By: Jane Smiley

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Abby loves the horses her dad raises. She loves feeding them. She loves training them. She loves keeping them clean. What she doesn't love is that her dad won't let her name any of them....


Stargirl and Love, Stargirl

By: Jerry Spinelli

**Just announced: STARGIRL will be adapted for film by screenwriter Kristin Hahn and director Catherine Hardwicke.**

Stargirl. From the day she arrives at quiet Mica High in a burst of color...

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Milkweed

By: Jerry Spinelli

A stunning novel of the Holocaust from a Newbery Medalist

He's a boy called Jew. Gypsy. Stopthief. Filthy son of Abraham.

He's a boy who lives in the streets of Warsaw. He's a boy...

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Hokey Pokey

By: Jerry Spinelli

Welcome to Hokey Pokey. A place and a time, when childhood is at its best: games to play, bikes to ride, experiences to be had. There are no adults in Hokey Pokey, just kids, and the laws governing Hokey...

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Don’t You Wish

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Money, looks and popularity are the ticket to happiness in high school, or at least that’s what Pittsburgh plain Jane, Annie Nutter thinks. But when one of her dad’s crazy experiments...

Bluebird

By: Bob Staake

"Like nothing you have seen before," raves Kirkus Reviews in a starred review.

In his most beautiful and moving work to date, Bob Staake explores the universal themes of loneliness, bullying,...

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When You Reach Me

By: Rebecca Stead

Winner of the 2010 John Newbery Medal

Four mysterious letters change Miranda’s world forever.

By sixth grade, Miranda and her best friend, Sal, know how to navigate their New...

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When You Reach Me

By: Rebecca Stead

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Albert Einstein said, "The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious." When You Reach Me is just the kind of book that you will experience - mysterious, with strange...

Liar & Spy

By: Rebecca Stead

The instant New York Times bestseller from the author of the Newbery Medal book When You Reach Me: a story about spies, games, and friendship. Seventh grader Georges moves into a Brooklyn apartment building...

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Liar & Spy

By: Rebecca Stead

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Georges is in the seventh-grade when his world turns upside down.  His father loses his job and the family moves from their house into an apartment. He loses his best friend to the “cool...