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Skink--No Surrender

By: Carl Hiaasen

**LONGLISTED FOR THE 2014 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD!**The #1 New York Times bestselling author Carl Hiaasen serves up his unique brand of swamp-justice in Skink—No Surrender. Classic Malley—to avoid...

While You Were Napping

By: Jenny Offill
illustrated by: Barry Blitt

In this hilarious read-aloud featuring robots, fire trucks, and pirates, meet an older sister who’s more than happy to fill her little brother in on all he missed while he was napping. Since none...

All Aboard!

By: Rebecca Kai Dotlich
illustrated by: Mike Lowery

From the creators of What Can a Crane Pick Up? comes a train-ride adventure—perfect for fans of Thomas the Tank Engine and Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site. In this inviting, rhyming read-aloud,...


Scrambled Eggs Super!

By: Dr. Seuss

An eggs-cellent way to start the day! Breakfast will never be the same, thanks to Dr. Seuss's classic rhyming picture book Scrambled Eggs Super! When Peter T. Hooper tires of traditional scrambled eggs,...

Horton and the Kwuggerbug and more Lost Stories: Read & Listen Edition

By: Dr. Seuss

A follow-up to The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories by Dr. Seuss!   A new Dr. Seuss book! This follow-up to The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories features familiar Seussian faces and places—including...

Frosty the Snowman Big Golden Book (Frosty the Snowman)

By: Suzy Capozzi
illustrated by: Fabio Laguna and Andrea Cagol

Children ages 3 to 7 will have a jolly, happy time reading this beautiful hardcover Big Golden Book picture book based on the timeless holiday classic Frosty the Snowman!


Icky Ricky #4: The Hole to China

By: Michael Rex
illustrated by: Michael Rex

This Captain Underpants–style Stepping Stones series is half text, half illustration, and 100 percent humor.   The creator of Goodnight Goon and The Runaway Mummy pulls from his mad-scientist...

Horton and the Kwuggerbug and more Lost Stories

By: Dr. Seuss

A follow-up to The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories by Dr. Seuss!   A new Dr. Seuss book! This follow-up to The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories features familiar Seussian faces and places—including...

Sammy Keyes and the Kiss Goodbye

By: Wendelin Van Draanen

The final mystery starring Sammy Keyes: “the most winning junior detective ever in teen lit. (Take that, Nancy Drew!)” —Midwest Children’s Book Review   Sammy doesn’t...


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Comics Squad Book Talk

By: Jennifer Holm, Matthew Holm, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Dan Santat, Raina Telgemeier, Dave Roman, Gene Yang, Ursula Vernon, Eric Wight, Dav Pilkey

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...

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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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....


Vote

By: Gary Paulsen

BOOK TALK
Vote by Gary Paulsen
When Kevin Spencer decides to run for school president to impress Tina, he has no idea how much of his time and brain will be required to win.  First, he has to...

Summer Reading Brochure

It’s been several months since Lina and Doon escaped the dying city of Ember and, along with the rest of their people, joined the town of Sparks. Now, struggling through the harsh winter aboveground,...

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I Don’t Believe It, Archie!

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Poor Archie!  No one believes him when he tells them his life is anything but normal.  First, he finds himself in the middle of a gravel dump truck incident.  Then, there’s the afternoon...


Jackson Jones and the Puddle of Thorns

By: Mary Quattlebaum

ABOUT THIS BOOK
Meet basketball-loving entrepreneur Jackson Jones, whose tenth birthday and unexpected green thumb bring him disappointment, frustration, and even more negative attention from neighborhood...

The Beast in Ms. Rooney’s Room

By: Patricia Reilly Giff
illustrated by: Blanche Sims

NOTE TO TEACHERS
Newbery Honor-winning author Patricia Reilly Giff has used her writing talents and experience as a teacher to create the beloved Polk Street School books.
Discover the original...

Alvin Ho: Allergic to Birthday Parties, Science Projects, and Other Man-made Catastrophes

By: Lenore Look
illustrated by: LeUyen Pham

BOOK TALK
Alvin doesn’t really like birthday parties. They are unpredictable and you have to be on your best behavior the whole time. He did want to get invited to Hobson’s party though because...


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...

Babymouse #13: Cupcake Tycoon

By: Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm

BOOK TALK
When the school’s library has a major flood and all of the books are ruined, they hold a school fundraiser to replace the books and you wouldn’t believe what they’re selling? Could...

Babymouse #6: Camp Babymouse

By: Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm

BOOK TALK
Babymouse is at it again, and this time she's going to camp. Welcome to Camp Whiskers, a "Place where girls go to get lost"! With cupcakes in tow, Babymouse will join her cabinmates (the...