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Books

Maggie's Door

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

We will dance on the cliffs of Brooklyn.Maggie’s Door is the story of the journey from Ireland to America told by both Nory and her neighbor and friend Sean Red Mallon, two different stories with...

Magic Tree House #10: Ghost Town at Sundown

By: Mary Pope Osborne
illustrated by: Sal Murdocca

Jack and Annie are ready for their next fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series—the Magic Tree House! Is this town HAUNTED?Jack and Annie wonder when the Magic Tree House whisks...

Magic Tree House #15: Viking Ships at Sunrise

By: Mary Pope Osborne
illustrated by: Sal Murdocca

Jack and Annie are ready for their next fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series—the Magic Tree House! "Beware of Vikings!"warns Morgan. Then Jack and Annie are whisked back to ancient...


Magic Tree House #18: Buffalo Before Breakfast

By: Mary Pope Osborne
illustrated by: Sal Murdocca

Jack and Annie are ready for their next fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series—the Magic Tree House! Hello, buffalo!That's what Jack and Annie say when the Magic Tree House whisks...

Magic Tree House #21: Civil War on Sunday

By: Mary Pope Osborne
illustrated by: Sal Murdocca

Jack and Annie are ready for their next fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series—the Magic Tree House! Cannon fire!That's what Jack and Annie hear when the Magic Tree House whisks...

Magic Tree House #22: Revolutionary War on Wednesday

By: Mary Pope Osborne
illustrated by: Sal Murdocca

Jack and Annie are ready for their next fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series—the Magic Tree House! It is a dark and snowy nightwhen the Magic Tree House whisks Jack and Annie...


Magic Tree House #25: Stage Fright on a Summer Night

By: Mary Pope Osborne
illustrated by: Sal Murdocca

Jack and Annie are ready for their next fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series—the Magic Tree House! The show must go on!That's what Jack and Annie learn when the Magic Tree House...

Magic Tree House #26: Good Morning, Gorillas

By: Mary Pope Osborne
illustrated by: Sal Murdocca

Jack and Annie are ready for their next fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series—the Magic Tree House! Gentle giants or giant monsters?That's the question Jack and Annie have about...

Magic Tree House #27: Thanksgiving on Thursday

By: Mary Pope Osborne
illustrated by: Sal Murdocca

Jack and Annie are ready for their next fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series—the Magic Tree House! It's a time for giving thanks . . .when the Magic Tree House whisks Jack and...


Resources

Mad Scientist Academy: The Dinosaur Disaster Educators’ Guide (with STEM and CCSS tie-ins)

By: Matthew McElligott
Guide Prepared by: Kathleen Odean, chair of the 2002 Newbery Award Committee and a youth librarian for 17 years

Enroll in Dr. Cosmic’s class of clever monsters at the Mad Scientist Academy as they solve the greatest challenges in science, in this perfect blend of adventure and exploration—it’s...

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The Magic Cake Shop

By: Meika Hashimoto
illustrated by: Josee Masse

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Imagine a world with no sugar—no cakes, no pies, no candy.  Well, for Emma, this is reality.  Her oh-so-perfect parents refuse to even allow sugar to enter into their home. ...

Magic Tree House Reading Buddies Educator Guide

By: Mary Pope Osborne
Guide prepared by: Rachael Worthington Walker, Children's Literacy Consultant

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Magicalamity

By: Kate Saunders

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Tom Harding thinks he has a normal life with his normal parents who run a normal deli.  Until one morning, he discovers that not only is his dad a fairy, but he has also been accused of...

Mason Dixon: Basketball Disasters

By: Claudia Mills
illustrated by: Guy Francis

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My name is Mason and I do NOT want to play basketball.  But once again, I listen to my best friend Brody, and to make him happy, I let him convince me to join the team.  Yeah right! ...

Mason Dixon: Fourth-Grade Disasters

By: Claudia Mills
illustrated by: Guy Francis

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Mason begins fourth grade with one objective: staying out of the Plainfield Platters.  He is not sure how to achieve his goal, but he intuitively knows that being in the choir...


Mason Dixon: Pet Disasters

By: Claudia Mills
illustrated by: Guy Francis

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Have you ever wished you were an only child?  Well, let me tell you…it’s not all it’s cracked up to be.Your parents spend way too much time focused on you and what they...

May B.

By: Caroline Starr Rose

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Meet Mavis Betterly, loving called May Betts by her brother Hiram, and cruelly called May B. by the kids at school because she has trouble reading.  May is crushed when her parents decide...

Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Anne Isaacs
Illustrated by: Kevin Hawkes

When Widow Tulip Jones of Bore, England, inherits a ranch in By-Golly Gully, Texas, and moves in with two trunks of tea, twelve pet tortoises, and three servants, hilarity ensues. The peaceful life suits...

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Melonhead and the Undercover Operation

By: Katy Kelly
illustrated by: Gillian Johnson

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Sam and Melonhead take their involvement with the FBI’s junior special agent jobs very seriously.  I mean, not everyone gets to be a FBI agent, right.  When they happen to notice that...

The Mighty Miss Malone Educator Guide with CCSS tie-ins

By: Christopher Paul Curtis

"We are a family on a journey to a place called wonderful" is the motto of Deza Malone's family. Deza is the smartest girl in her class in Gary, Indiana, singled out by teachers for a special path in life....

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Moon Over Manifest

By: Clare Vanderpool

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When Abilene’s father puts her on a train headed for his boyhood home in Manifest, Kansas, she is none to happy, but her unhappiness turns to downright disappointment and abandonment...


Moon Over Manifest

By: Clare Vanderpool

Winner of the 2011 Newbery Award.

The movement of the train rocked me like a lullaby. I closed my eyes to the dusty countryside and imagined the sign I’d seen only in Gideon’s stories:...

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Moon Pie

By: Simon Mason

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Martha and her brother Tug have a perfect life until their mother dies and their father starts acting strange.  Soon after the funeral, their father quits his job and they have to move...

Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Writing Thank-you Notes

By: Peggy Gifford
illustrated by: Valorie Fisher

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Mr. and Mrs. Bunny–Detectives Extraordinaire!

By: Mrs. Bunny (translated from the Rabbit by Polly Horvath)
illustrated by: Sophie Blackall

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When Madeline’s flighty parents are kidnapped, Madeline goes to her even crazier Uncle with the ransom note.  He tries to solve the secret code in the ransom note, but has no luck. ...

Mr. Terupt Series Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

The kids and their favorite teacher from Because of Mr. Terupt and Mr. Terupt Falls Again return for a third book in the funny, warmhearted series for fans of Wonder.

Seventh grade was going...

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My Name Is Mina

By: David Almond

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Mina is not like most other kids her age.  She goes where her imagination takes her, which is usually any place but where she is.  While she is excited to experience all that...


My Name Is Mina

By: David Almond

Award-winning author David Almond reintroduces readers to the perceptive, sensitive Mina before the events of Skellig in this lyrical and fantastical work. My Name is Mina is not only a pleasure to read,...

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