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The Berenstain Bears Go to Camp

By: Stan and Jan Berenstain
illustrated by: the authors

Come for a visit in Bear Country with this classic First Time Book® from Stan and Jan Berenstain. Join Brother and Sister as they head to Grizzly Bob’s Day Camp for the very first time. The...

Quit It

By: Marcia Byalick

At a quick glance, Carrie looks just like everybody else in her seventh-grade class. She gets good grades, acts in school plays, kicks a pretty decent soccer ball, and is a sensational Game Boy champion....

Then Again, Maybe I Won't

By: Judy Blume

Ever since his dad got rich from an invention and his family moved to a wealthy neighborhood on Long Island, Tony Miglione’s life has been turned upside down. For starters, there’s his new...


The Berenstain Bears and No Guns Allowed

By: Stan & Jan Berenstain
illustrated by: the authors

MarchThe Berenstain Bears andOnce again, the Berenstains have focused on a subject of great concern for parents and kids alike: guns. When Ferdy the nerd gets paired with Too-Tall the jock in an assignment...

The Bike Lesson

By: Stan and Jan Berenstain

Literary legends Stan and Jan Berenstain take readers for a ride in this classic Beginner Book edited by Dr. Seuss. Small Bear has a new bike, but before he can ride it, his dad insists on a teaching him...

The Berenstain Bears and the Wheelchair Commando

By: Stan Berenstain; Jan Berenstain

Illus. in black-and-white. Too-Tall makes fun of Harry and calls him "Wheels" because he's in a wheelchair. But Harry can handle it--he even challenges Too-Tall to a basketball game!  ...


It's Not the End of the World

By: Judy Blume

Karen Newman has decided she’ll never get married. Just look at her parents. All they do is fight. And now Karen’s dad has moved out of the house and he and her mom are talking about divorce....

The Berenstain Bears and the Drug-Free Zone

By: Stan Berenstain; Jan Berenstain

Illus. in black-and-white. Sister and Brother uncover a drug problem in Bear Country, and they're determined to track down the culprits. But just when they're sure they've solved the case, they learn that...

I Don't Want to Go To School!

By: Stephanie Blake

A book to ease those first-day jitters!“No way!” is Simon’s mantra when his parents tell him that tomorrow is his first day of school. After he tries to convince himself that he is not...


Resources

Aces Up

By: Lauren Barnholdt

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Thirty thousand dollars. That’s the only thing stopping math-wiz Shannon Card from being excited about her early acceptance to Wellesley College. Since her dad’s lost his job, she’s...

A Girl Named Faithful Plum

By: Richard Bernstein

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A story about following your dreams and beating the odds, this fascinating account of one girl’s struggle to go from the remote farmlands of China to the world’s stages will...

The Pain and the Great One

By: Judy Blume
illustrated by: James Stevenson

MEET THE PAIN:
My sister's name is Abigail. I call her The Great One because she thinks she's so great. Who cares if she's in third grade and I'm just in first?

MEET THE GREAT ONE:
...

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Friend or Fiend? with the Pain and the Great One

By: Judy Blume
illustrated by: James Stevenson

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Jake and Abigail Porter have names for one another.  He calls her "The Great One" because she thinks she is so great.  She calls him "The Pain" because he is.  Jake only eats "white foods,"...

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

By: John Boyne

Berlin 1942
When Bruno returns home from school one day, he discovers that his belongings are being packed in crates. His father has received a promotion and the family must move from their home to...

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3 Willows

By: Ann Brashares

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Entering high school marks a new chapter in a young person's life, which is marked by many changes. Not only do you change schools but your body changes, your attitudes and desires...


3 Willows

By: Ann Brashares

BOOK TALK
Entering high school marks a new chapter in a young person's life, which is marked by many changes. Not only do you change schools but your body changes, your attitudes and desires can change,...

Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood

By: Ann Brashares

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Once upon a time, four best friends shared a pair of magical pants; pants that became the glue that held them together during their summers apart. Can they work their magic one last time...