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The Nora Notebooks, Book 2: The Trouble with Babies

By: Claudia Mills
illustrated by: Katie Kath

"The thought-provoking reflections on personality and growth add insight and discussability."--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Fourth grade scientists are not meant to be babysitters....

Mission: Back to School

By: Susan Hood
illustrated by: Mary Lundquist

What will distract first-time students from first-day jitters? Entering secret-agent mode, of course! The team from Mission: New Baby is back with a new assignment: turn school into a thrilling action...

My Favorite Pets

By: Jeanne Birdsall
illustrated by: Harry Bliss

A hilarious picture book from New York Times bestselling author of The Penderwicks Jeanne Birdsall and New York Times bestselling illustrator Harry Bliss about one child's outrageous school essay on his...


Mad Scientist Academy: The Weather Disaster

By: Matthew McElligott

Welcome back to Mad Scientist Academy! Dr. Cosmic’s class of clever monsters must face down snow, floods, and a dangerous thunderstorm as freak weather conditions threaten the school in this second...

Back to Dog-Gone School

By: Amy Schmidt
photographs by: Ron Schmidt

From the bus stop to the last bell, this photographic Step 2 early reader—consisting of school-themed poems—is sure to delight dog lovers and those anxious about going back to school. Most...

Sophie's Squash Go to School

By: Pat Zietlow Miller
illustrated by: Anne Wilsdorf

This charming sequel to the beloved Sophie’s Squash is the perfect antidote to the back-to-school jitters. Sophie goes to school for the first time and has no interest in making friends that aren’t...


Princess DisGrace: A Royal Disaster

By: Lou Kuenzler

Calling all precocious princesses! This series is sure to be a hit with girls who love a big dose of humor and adventure with their princess fix.   Rules for Being a Princess:   1.        ...

Project (Un)Popular Book #1

By: Kristen Tracy

Perfect for summer reading is this first book in a fun new series about two middle school bffs as they experience the highs and lows of friendship, boys, sixth grade politics, sister drama, and popularity. Middle...

Twist My Charm: Love Potion #11

By: Toni Gallagher

Middle school crushes are WAY more complicated when you have a love potion.   Everyone knows love potions don’t really work. But Cleo got one as a gift. And it would be crazy not to at least...


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Ready for School with Picture Books

A note to teachers and librarians:
Back-to-school butterflies aren’t just for school children. You’re also getting your classroom ready for bright new faces in the fall, or helping
pick out...

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Mr. Terupt Series Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

"An exciting story about what really matters, Saving Mr. Terupt is warm, wise, and packed with hope."--JOAN BAUER, Newbery Honor Winner

The kids and their favorite teacher from Because of Mr....

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Comics Squad Book Talk

By: Jennifer Holm, Matthew Holm

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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...


Muckers Educator Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Sandra Neil Wallace

Former ESPN sportscaster Sandra Neil Wallace makes her young adult debut with a historical fiction novel that School Library Journal recommends to fans of Friday Night Lights in a starred review.
...

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Winter of the Robots Book Talk

By: Kurtis Scaletta

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All is fair in love and war.  And science fairs.  Jim abandons his best friend, Oliver, in order to work with a girl, Rochelle, A.K.A. Rocky, on the yearly science fair project.  Rocky...

The Language Inside Educator Guide

By: Holly Thompson

   Emma Karas was raised in Japan; it's the country she calls home. But when her mother is diagnosed with breast cancer, Emma's family moves to a town outside Lowell, Massachusetts, to stay...

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The League Book Talk

By: Thatcher Heldring

BOOK TALK
No one believes Wyatt Parker is about to start high school. He’s on the small side and getting picked on by the school bully. Girls certainly won’t give him the time of day What’s...

Mojo

By: Tim Tharp

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To junior Dylan Jones, finding classmate Hector Maldonado’s body in a dumpster seems to be the answer to his prayers. At first he’s the talk of the school, and it certainly gives him...

Out of Nowhere

By: Maria Padian

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Tom Bouchard occupied his time with three things: soccer, school and girls. Not necessarily in that order. Senior year was going to be sweet for Tom and his best friend Donnie. But when...


The Tragedy Paper

By: Elizabeth LaBan

BOOK TALK

Seniors must write about a tragedy for their required English paper at Irving High School. The first day on campus, Duncan arrives to find a stack of CD’s and a note left to him...

Diary of a Parent Trainer

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Katie is bound and determined to keep a diary of how she trains the grown-ups in her life.  She has studied the operating modes of grown-ups and gives readers tips on how to maximize...

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,...

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