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Living Up The Street

By: Gary Soto

In a prose that is so beautiful it is poetry, we  see the world of growing up and going somewhere  through the dust and heat of Fresno's industrial  side and beyond: It is...

Nate the Great Goes Undercover

By: Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
illustrated by: Marc Simont

Beginning readers are introduced to the detective mystery genre in these chapter books. Perfect for the Common Core, kids can problem-solve with Nate, using logical thinking to solve mysteries! Somebody...

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, now widowed;...


Richard 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...

The Shadows of Ghadames

By: Joelle Stolz

Why is a girl forbidden to read or receive an education? This story about a Muslim girl bound by traditional Islamic customs but who yearns for something more explores women’s rights, freedom,...

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...


When Bunny Grows Up

By: Patricia M. Scarry

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...

The Lucky Kind

By: Alyssa Sheinmel

High school junior Nick Brandt is intent on getting a girlfriend, and Eden Reiss is the one that he wants. He has exactly four semesters to get the girl, but when the phone rings on an otherwise ordinary...


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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

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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

Nicholas Flamel appeared in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter—but did you know he really lived? And he might still be alive today! Discover the truth in Michael Scott’s New York Times bestselling...

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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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