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Looking for Bigfoot

By: Bonnie Worth
illustrated by: Jim Nelson

Is Bigfoot (aka Sasquatch) a descendent of the extinct giant ape Gigantopithecus? Or is it a myth turned pop-culture phenom that we want to believe is real? In this objectively written graded reader, author...

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

By: Lenore Look
illustrated by: LeUyen Pham

Here's the third book in the beloved and hilarious Alvin Ho chapter book series, which has been compared to Diary of a Wimpy Kid and is perfect for both beginning and reluctant readers. Alvin Ho, an Asian...

The Fabled Fifth Graders of Aesop Elementary School

By: Candace Fleming

Here's a chapter book with all the kid appeal and absurd mayhem of Louis Sachar's classic Sideways Stories from Wayside School! These hilarious fables, complete with morals, will make you wish you went...


Magic Tree House #30: Haunted Castle on Hallows Eve

By: Mary Pope Osborne
illustrated by: Sal Murdocca

The bestselling, fan-favorite chapter-book series celebrates Halloween with this scarily affordable paperback!Jack and Annie have traveled all over the world in their magic tree house. But they've never...

The Gecko and Sticky: The Power Potion

By: Wendelin Van Draanen;illustrated by Stephen Gilpin

Dave Sanchez (aka The Gecko) and his pet gecko (aka Sticky) are back in their fourth dangerous encounter with the dastardly treasure hunter Damien Black! Thirteen-year-old Dave Sanchez is a daytime...

Miss Brooks Loves Books (And I Don't)

By: Barbara Bottner
illustrated by: Michael Emberley

With the help of Miss Brooks, Missy’s classmates all find books they love in the library—books about fairies and dogs and trains and cowboys. But Missy dismisses them all—“Too flowery,...


The Gecko and Sticky: Sinister Substitute

By: Wendelin Van Draanen
illustrated by: Stephen Gilpin

Dave's most despised teacher, a gleeful frog dissector named Ms. Veronica Krockle, is absent. Her students are psyched! But Sticky is suspicious. Especially when the substitute teacher turns out to be...

Alice in Wonderland

By: Lewis Carroll
adapted by Mallory Loehr; illustrated by: John Tenniel

Alice can't believe her eyes when a white rabbit wearing a waistcoat and carrying a pocket watch dashes by her. She chases after him, down a rabbit hole to a strange land full of exotic creatures, like...