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A Tale of Tails

By: Elizabeth H. MacPherson
illustrated by: Garth Williams

A 1962 Garth Williams classic, now in print for the first time as a Little Golden Book!   “The pig has a tail with a curl and a bend. A snake is all tail with a head on one end. . . .”...

The Borden Murders

By: Sarah Miller

Here’s middle-grade nonfiction that reads like a thriller. With murder, court battles, and sensational newspaper headlines, the story of Lizzie Borden is compulsively readable and perfect for the...

Magic Tree House #54: Balto of the Blue Dawn

By: Mary Pope Osborne
illustrated by: Sal Murdocca

Pack your snowshoes! The magic tree house is taking Jack and Annie to Alaska in this NEW adventure in the New York Times bestselling Magic Tree House series!   The magic tree house has returned...


Mouse Scouts

By: Sarah Dillard

For fans of Ivy and Bean and Junie B. Jones comes a brand-new chapter book series: Mouse Scouts!   Meet Violet, Tigerlily, Hyacinth, Petunia, Junebug, and Cricket, six new Mouse Scouts who are trustworthy...

Mouse Scouts: Make A Difference

By: Sarah Dillard

For fans of Ivy and Bean and Junie B. Jones comes a brand-new chapter book series: Mouse Scouts!   Violet, Tigerlily, and their friends are ready to earn their Make a Difference badge. If only they...

A Bear's Year

By: Kathy Duval
illustrated by: Gerry Turley

In this gorgeous, lyrical celebration about the passing of seasons, readers will follow a mother bear and her cubs through the course of a year.   Deep in her den under a snowflake blanket, Mama...


The Nora Notebooks, Book 1: The Trouble with Ants

By: Claudia Mills
illustrated by: Katie Kath

Science-obsessed fourth grader Nora has ants all figured out—now she just has to try to understand her fellow humans!   The trouble with ants is . . . . . . people think they’re boring....

Steve Jobs: Insanely Great

By: Jessie Hartland

Whether they’ve seen Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs movie, read Walter Isaacson’s biography, or just own an iPhone, this graphic novel retelling of the Apple innovator’s...

Over in the Wetlands

By: Caroline Starr Rose
illustrated by: Rob Dunlavey

Publishing in time for the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, here is a beautiful read-aloud about animal families preparing for an impending storm in their bayou habitat.   Journey to the Louisiana...


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Over in the Wetlands Activities (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Caroline Starr Rose

Publishing in time for the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, here is a beautiful read-aloud about animal families preparing for an impending storm in their bayou habitat.
 
Journey...

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The Living Reading Group Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Matt De La Pena
Prepared by: Susan Geye, Director of Library Services, Everman ISD, Texas

Newbery Award-winning author Matt de la Peña's The Living is "a rare thing: a plot-driven YA with characters worthy of a John Green novel.” [Entertainment Weekly, A-]

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Winter of the Robots Book Talk

By: Kurtis Scaletta

BOOK TALK
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 Great Trouble Book Talk

By: Deborah Hopkinson

BOOK TALK
The streets of London are tough for thirteen-year-old Eel, an orphan who spends his days scavenging the filthy Thames River for anything he can sell for a few coins.   He thinks his great...

Magic Tree House New Teachers

The New York Times bestselling Magic Tree House® series has a brand-new paperback, with stickers included!
 
Hold your horses! Mary Pope Osborne perfectly blends fantasy, adventure,...

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Summer at Forsaken Lake

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Have you ever dreaded going somewhere and then when you get there have a great time?  Nicholas feels like that when he and his sisters are told they will be spending their summer in Ohio...


Racing the Moon

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BOOK TALK
Alexis Hart is about to turn twelve and rejects her mother’s idea that she should act more “ladylike.” Outer space is much more interesting, and she likes building the moon station...

Bears Beware

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BOOK TALKS
Mitchell does not want to go on the overnight camping trip with the kids at the Zig Zag Center; he wants to write a story about Gary Bopper, a powerful magician.  Sadly, Mitchell does...

The River

By: Gary Paulsen

NOTE TO TEACHERS
The River was a direct response to readers who sent letters telling me that Brian's story wasn't done at the end of Hatchet. So many wanted to know what happened to Brian after the...


The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library

The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library introduces nonfiction to the beginning reader and serves as a great resource to help teachers make abstract scientific concepts come to life! As the students are...

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Andrew Lost

By: J. C. Greenburg
illustrated by: Debbie Palen

When Andrew’s latest invention, the Atom Sucker, goes haywire, Andrew and Judy are shrunk down to microscopic level! Andrew and Judy find themselves lost on their neighbor’s dog, where they...

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Dinosaurs

By: Dr. Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
illustrated by: Luis V. Rey

WRITTEN BY A PROFESSIONAL paleontologist for young readers, this award-winning guide to the complete Dinosauria is packed with enough detail and insider information to satisfy even adult dinophiles!...

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