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Richad Scarry's Lowly Worm Meets the Early Bird

By: Written and illustrated by Richard Scarry

Early Bird looks and looks, but he can't seem to find a worm to play with. A jumping frog and a tiny field mouse try to help out, but there just aren't any worms to be found. Early Bird is about to give...

Calvin Coconut: Rocket Ride

By: Graham Salisbury
Illustrated by: Jacqueline Rogers

Calvin's dad is a famous pop singer, and he's going to be in a concert on the island! Everyone wants to go. Dad gave Calvin's mom 10 tickets, and Calvin has to decide who gets the last ticket: teacher's...

Calvin Coconut: Hero of Hawaii

By: Graham Salisbury

Hawaii boy Calvin Coconut has come up with the best idea ever for his sister Darci's birthday party. But a huge tropical storm hits the islands and threatens everything. It rains and rains. And rains.The...


Summerhouse Time

By: Eileen Spinelli
illustrated by: Joanne Lew-Vriethoff

Every year a rented pink cottage full of family, swapping stories, and riding waves mean Summerhouse Time for Sophie. Best of all is sharing a room with her favorite cousin and laughing and trading secrets...

Marvin Redpost #8: A Magic Crystal?

By: Louis Sachar

This chapter book in Newbery Honor–winning and bestselling author Louis Sachar’s Marvin Redpost series is getting magical…or is it?   Marvin Redpost has a girlfriend—not...

Cassidy's Guide to Everyday Etiquette (and Obfuscation)

By: Sue Stauffacher

Eleven-year-old Cassidy has just inherited a gift from her late great-grandmother. Unfortunately, that “gift” turns out to be a summer trapped in etiquette school. What good are manners, anyway,...


Marvin Redpost #5: Class President

By: Louis Sachar

This chapter book in Newbery Honor–winning and bestselling author Louis Sachar’s Marvin Redpost series stars Marvin and…the president of the United States?   The president of the...

Marvin Redpost #8: A Magic Crystal?

By: Louis Sachar
illustrated by: Adam Record

This chapter book in Newbery Honor–winning and bestselling author Louis Sachar’s Marvin Redpost series is getting magical…or is it?   Marvin Redpost has a girlfriend—not...

Blue Skin of the Sea

By: Graham Salisbury

Eleven interlinked stories tell the tale of a boy coming of age in Kailua-Kona, a Hawaiian fishing village. Sonny Mendoza is a little different from the rest of the men in his family. Salisbury explores...


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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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Black Box

By: Julie Schumacher

WHEN DORA, ELENA’S older sister, is diagnosed with depression and has to be admitted to the hospital, Elena can’t seem to make sense of their lives anymore. At school, the only people who acknowledge...

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The Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable Girls

By: Julie Schumacher

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 Chic Lit: A genre of literature that appeals mainly to teen girls, focusing on high school problems including, but not limited to, boys and families.
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The Warlock

By: Michael Scott

Read the fifth book in the New York Times bestselling The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series, perfect for fans of The Maze Runner and Percy Jackson and the Olympians.

The twins of...

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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...

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...


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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