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Calendar Mysteries #10: October Ogre

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: John Steven Gurney

In the tenth book of the Calendar Mysteries, an early chapter-book mystery series featuring the younger siblings of the A to Z Mysteries detectives, there's a haunted house in Green Lawn! It's Halloween,...

Calendar Mysteries #11: November Night

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: John Steven Gurney

It’s a mystery every month from A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy!   It's November, and the younger siblings of the A to Z Mysteries detectives have a new mystery to solve. ’’The twins'...

Calendar Mysteries #12: December Dog

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: John Steven Gurney

It’s a mystery every month from A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy!   In the twelfth book of the Calendar Mysteries, an early chapter-book mystery series featuring the younger siblings of the A...


Calendar Mysteries #13: New Year's Eve Thieves

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: John Steven Gurney

It’s a mystery every month from A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy! Who knew there were thirteen months in a year? It’s an extra thirteenth book of the Calendar Mysteries! Bradley, Brian,...

Calendar Mysteries #1: January Joker

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: John Steven Gurney

It’s a mystery every month from popular A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy!January is for Joker... In the first book of the Calendar Mysteries—an early chapter book mystery series featuring...

Calendar Mysteries #2: February Friend

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: John Steven Gurney

It’s a mystery every month from popular A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy! February is for Friend... In the second book of the Calendar Mysteries—an early chapter book mystery...


Calendar Mysteries #3: March Mischief

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: John Steven Gurney

It's a mystery every month from popular A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy!March is for Madness...In the third book of the Calendar Mysteries - an early chapter book mystery series featuring the younger siblings...

Calendar Mysteries #4: April Adventure

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: John Steven Gurney

It's a mystery every month from popular A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy! April is for Adventure...In the fourth book of the Calendar Mysteries - an early chapter book mystery series featuring the younger...

Calendar Mysteries #5: May Magic

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: John Steven Gurney

It's a mystery every month from popular A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy!May is for Magic...In the fifth book of the Calendar Mysteries - an early chapter book mystery series featuring the younger siblings...


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Calli Be Gold

By: Michele Weber Hurwitz

Book Talks
Have you ever felt like your best just wasn’t good enough?  Calli sure has.  The youngest in a family of three kids whose motto is “Be Gold,” Calli just doesn’t fit in.  Her...

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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Calvin Coconut: Hero of Hawaii

By: Graham Salisbury

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It seems exciting at first when a hurricane hits the Hawaiian island where Calvin lives, but the torrential rain soon causes a lot of problems. His sister’s birthday party has to be cancelled,...


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: Man Trip

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What do you do when you’re tired of mowing grass, toad guts, and too many girls?  You go on a man trip with your mom’s boyfriend, that’s what. Ledward takes Calvin on his first plane...

Candace Fleming Author Study

Take a bite out of this deliciously funny original fairy tale, which received four starred reviews and was named a Best Book of the Year by Booklist, School Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, and the Bank...

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The Castle in the Attic

By: Elizabeth Winthrop

NOTE TO TEACHERS
The Castle in the Attic
Elizabeth Winthrop
Grades 5 - 8
The Castle in the Attic and The Battle for the Castle are stories of courage and trust, growing up and family....

The Cay

By: Theodore Taylor

TEACHERS GUIDE
ABOUT THIS BOOK
When a freighter to the United States is torpedoed during World War II, an 11-year-old boy is blinded and stranded with an elderly black man who teaches him survival...

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Century #3: City of Wind

By: Pierdomenico Baccalario
translated by: Leah D. Janeczko

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In the third installment of the Century Quartet, Mistral, Elettra, Harvey, and Sheng meet again in Paris to discuss new information about the Star of Stone.  When an archaeologist...


Cheesie Mack Is Cool in a Duel

By: Steve Cotler
illustrated by: Adam McCauley

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Cheesie Mack is back and some things certainly haven’t changed. The point battle between him and Goon is still going on, with Goon barely in the lead. He is still best friends with Georgie...

Cheesie Mack is Running Like Crazy

By: Steve Cotler
illustrated by: Douglas Holgate

Book Talk
These are the top 10 reasons Cheesie is running:
 

 He is running from the “F” Mrs. Wikowitz just gave him for not completing her assignment exactly like she said....

Cheesie Mack Series

By: Steve Cotler

"Cheesie Mack is a true original." —Gordon Korman, bestselling author of Swindle and Schooled

Ronald "Cheesie" Mack is not a genius or anything, but he remembers everything that happened...

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Child of the Mountains

By: Marilyn Sue Shank

It's about keeping the faith.

Growing up poor in 1953 in the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia doesn't bother Lydia Hawkins. She treasures her tight-knit family. There's her loving mama,...

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China: Land of Dragons and Emperors

By: Adeline Yen Mah

A fascinating book about the history and culture of China.

The history of China spans thousands of years. Journey through China in this fascinating and absorbing book: discover the land of dragons...

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Chomp

By: Carl Hiaasen

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Wahoo Cray’s father, an animal wrangler, hasn’t worked since a dead iguana fell from a tree and hit him in the head, causing a concussion. Now, Expedition Survival, the famous reality-TV...


Christopher Paul Curtis Author Study

By: Christopher Paul Curtis


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The City of Ember

By: Jeanne DuPrau

BOOK TALK
Imagine living in a city that is running out of everything -- food, medicine, even electricity. Ember has no natural lighting -- only streetlamps that continually go out, thrusting the entire...

City of Lies

By: Lian Tanner

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Join Toadspit and Goldie as they travel to the city of Spoke to rescue Toadspit’s younger sister who has been captured by child-stealers.  On the way to Spoke, Toadspit is...


Comics Squad Book Talk

By: Jennifer Holm, Matthew Holm

BOOK TALK
Do you want to be a member of the Secret Super Ninja Club? Do you like Perilous Pizza? Do you love recess as much as Babymouse? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Comics...

Counting on Grace

By: Elizabeth Winthrop

1910. Pownal, Vermont. At 12, Grace and her best friend Arthur must leave school and go to work as a “doffers” on their mothers’ looms in the mill. Grace’s mother is the best worker,...

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Crow

By: Barbara Wright

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Crow

By: Barbara Wright

BOOK TALK
Perhaps you have heard your grandparents talk fondly about “the good old days,” but not everything that happened “in the good old days” was a good thing, especially for African Americans. ...

Crush

By: Gary Paulsen

BOOK TALK

Kevin is at it again; always trying to figure out how to get what he wants in the easiest way possible. What he wants now is Tina--the most beautiful girl he’s ever seen with a laugh...