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Babe Ruth and the Baseball Curse (Totally True Adventures)

By: David A. Kelly
illustrated by: Tim Jessel

Before 1918, the Boston Red Sox were unstoppable. They won World Series after World Series, thanks in part to their charismatic pitcher-slugger Babe Ruth. But some people on the Red Sox felt the Babe was...

Babe: The Gallant Pig

By: Dick King-Smith

Fresh from his foray into Hollywood stardom, Babe gets a new cover for the Knopf Paperbacks line. An ALA Notable Book A Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book A Horn Book Fanfare Honor Book An IRA/CBC Children's...

Baby

By: Patricia MacLachlan

Larkin's family welcomes Sophie into their home, caring for her and teaching her games and new words. They come to love this baby as their own, all the while knowing that eventually Sophie's mother will...


Babymouse #10: The Musical

By: Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm

NEW YORK TIMES bestselling and Newbery Honor winning author Jennifer Holm teams up with Matthew Holm to bring you a fully illustrated graphic novel series packed with humor and kid appeal—BABYMOUSE!...

Babymouse #11: Dragonslayer

By: Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm

NEW YORK TIMES bestselling and Newbery Honor winning author Jennifer Holm teams up with Matthew Holm to bring you a fully illustrated graphic novel series packed with humor and kid appeal—BABYMOUSE!...

Babymouse #12: Burns Rubber

By: Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm

NEW YORK TIMES bestselling and Newbery Honor winning author Jennifer Holm teams up with Matthew Holm to bring you a fully illustrated graphic novel series packed with humor and kid appeal—BABYMOUSE!...


Babymouse #13: Cupcake Tycoon

By: Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm

NEW YORK TIMES bestselling and Newbery Honor winning author Jennifer Holm teams up with Matthew Holm to bring you a fully illustrated graphic novel series packed with humor and kid appeal—BABYMOUSE!...

Babymouse #14: Mad Scientist

By: Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm

NEW YORK TIMES bestselling and Newbery Honor winning author Jennifer Holm teams up with Matthew Holm to bring you a fully illustrated graphic novel series packed with humor and kid appeal—BABYMOUSE!...


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Babymouse

By: Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm

With multiple Children's Choice Awards and over 1.8 million books sold, kids, parents, and teachers agree that Babymouse is perfect for fans of Junie B. Jones, Ivy and Bean, Bad Kitty, and Dork Diaries!
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Babymouse #12: Burns Rubber

By: Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm

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Are your ready for something interesting, sports fans? It's our cupcake fanatic Babymouse, and this time she's doing something that has never been done before, something that is unheard...

Babymouse #13: Cupcake Tycoon

By: Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm

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When the school’s library has a major flood and all of the books are ruined, they hold a school fundraiser to replace the books and you wouldn’t believe what they’re selling? Could...


Babymouse #6: Camp Babymouse

By: Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm

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Babymouse is at it again, and this time she's going to camp. Welcome to Camp Whiskers, a "Place where girls go to get lost"! With cupcakes in tow, Babymouse will join her cabinmates (the...

Back to School Book Guide for Middle Grade Educators

For fans of The City of Ember and The School of Good and Evil, The Mark of the Dragonfly is a fast-paced adventure story about a mysterious girl and a fearless boy, set in a magical world that is both...

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Bears Beware

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

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Mitchell does not want to go on the overnight camping trip with the kids at the Zig Zag Center; he wants to write a story about Gary Bopper, a powerful magician.  Sadly, Mitchell does...


Behind the Bookcase

By: Mark Steensland
illustrated by: Kelly Murphy

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After her Grandma Winnie's death, Sarah finds herself forced to spend the summer at the old woman's house while her parents attempt to fix the place up enough to sell it.  But, for Sarah,...

Beholding Bee

By: Kimberly Newton Fusco

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Orphan. Outcast. Freak. Bee is all of those things. She is taunted by almost everyone because of the birthmark on her face. There are no options for a home or family. She has lived her entire...

Belle Prater’s Boy

By: Ruth White

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
In this vivid coming-of-age story, two cousins develop a real friendship while discovering the truths about their families and themselves.
Twelve-year-old...


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. ...

Bigger than a Bread Box

By: Laurel Snyder

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It shouldn’t be happening.  I shouldn’t be looking at my father from the passenger seat of my mother’s car and waving goodbye.  I can’t leave Dad.  I can’t leave...

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The Black Stallion and the Lost City

By: Steve Farley

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The Black Stallion returns, this time as a stunt double in a movie.  The stallion and his caretaker, Alec, are filling in as doubles for Alexander the Great and his warhorse...

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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The Books of Beginning Educators’ Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

Called “A new Narnia for the tween set” by the New York Times and perfect for fans of the His Dark Materials series, The Emerald Atlas brims with humor and action...

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The Books of Ember

By: Jeanne DuPrau

Come inside award-winning author Jeanne DuPrau’s imaginary worlds, where the characters may be fictional, but their reactions to potential catastrophes remind us what all humans are capable of when faced...

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The Boy Who Loved Words

By: Roni Schotter
illustrated by: Giselle Potter

TEACHERS GUIDE
ABOUT THIS BOOK
This delightful picture book will inspire its readers to celebrate language and look for new words wherever they go.
Words. Selig loves everything about them–the...

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Boy, Oh Boy!: Great Series for Boys

Here's the first book in the beloved and hilarious Alvin Ho chapter book series, which has been compared to Diary of a Wimpy Kid and is perfect for both beginning and reluctant readers.

Alvin,...

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Brendan Buckley’s Sixth-Grade Experiment

By: Sundee T. Frazier

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Science competitions, an almost-girlfriend, fights with his best friend… Brendan Buckley’s debut into middle school isn’t going exactly as he planned.  First, he isn’t sure his...

Brendan Buckley’s Universe and Everything in It

By: Sundee Frazier

Winner of the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award, the story of a biracial boy who is into science and discovers that he shares this passion with a grandfather he never knew.

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Bud, Not Buddy

By: Christopher Paul Curtis

TEACHERS GUIDE
ABOUT THIS BOOK
During the Great Depression, a 10-year-old homeless boy sets out in search of a man he believes to be his father.
Bud Caldwell's mother died when he was six...

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Bullying Book Discussion Guide

By: Random House

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Busing Brewster

By: Richard Michelson
illustrated by: R.G Roth

A New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book
A New York Times Book Review Notable Children’s Book

Brewster is excited about starting first grade . . . until Mama announces...

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