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Miss Brooks' Story Nook (where tales are told and ogres are welcome)

By: Barbara Bottner
illustrated by: Michael Emberley

A hilarious companion to the New York Times bestselling Miss Brooks Loves Books! (and I don’t) about the power of stories and storytelling.   Missy loves her librarian, Miss Brooks. And she...

Drop It, Rocket!

By: Tad Hills

Rocket, the beloved dog from the New York Times bestselling picture books How Rocket Learned to Read and Rocket Writes a Story, is back in a Step 1 leveled reader. Rocket is ready to find new words for...

I Can Do It Myself

By: Valorie Fisher
illustrated by: Valorie Fisher

Can you tie your shoe? Write your letters and numbers? Make your bed? Or set the table? Can you do it by yourself? Children and parents alike will rejoice as 4- to 6-year-olds achieve these important childhood...


Drop It, Rocket!: Read & Listen Edition

By: Tad Hills

Rocket, the beloved dog from the New York Times bestselling picture books How Rocket Learned to Read and Rocket Writes a Story, is back in a leveled reader. Rocket is ready to find new words for his word...

The Dandelion's Tale

By: Kevin Sheehan
illustrated by: Rob Dunlavey

In this poignant story about the friendship between a dandelion and a sparrow, young readers are given a reassuring, yet emotionally powerful introduction to the natural cycle of life. One fine summer...

Harriet the Spy: 50th Anniversary Edition

By: Louise Fitzhugh

This special 50th Anniversary Edition of the classic and ground-breaking coming-of-age novel, Harriet the Spy, includes tributes by Judy Blume, Meg Cabot, Lois Lowry, Rebecca Stead, and many more,...


The FitzOsbornes at War

By: Michelle Cooper

Michelle Cooper completes her heart-stealing epic drama of history and romance with The FitzOsbornes at War. Sophie FitzOsborne and the royal family of Montmaray escaped their remote island home when...

My Pen Pal, Santa

By: Melissa Stanton
illustrated by: Jennifer A. Bell

Writing a letter to Santa is fairly simple; you make your case and list your hoped-for gifts. But if you're a hard-core fan like Ava, a letter to Santa is something entirely different. A simple New Year's...

Anne Frank's Chestnut Tree

By: Jane Kohuth
illustrated by: Elizabeth Sayles

Hidden away in their Secret Annex in Amsterdam during World War II, Anne Frank and her family could not breathe fresh air or see the blue sky for years. But through an attic window Anne could see the branches...


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Poetry K-8 Educator Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Random House; Guide Prepared By: Erica Rand Silverman and Sharon Kennedy, former high school English teachers and co-founders of Room 228 Educational Consulting

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After the First Death

By: Robert Cormier

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In Robert Cormier’s unforgettable novels, an individual often stands alone, fighting for what is right–or just to survive–against powerful, sinister, and sometimes evil people....

My Name Is Mina

By: David Almond

Award-winning author David Almond reintroduces readers to the perceptive, sensitive Mina before the events of Skellig in this lyrical and fantastical work. My Name is Mina is not only a pleasure to read,...

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Patricia Reilly Giff Author Study

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

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Poetry Month

By: Jack Prelutsky
illustrated by: Chris Raschka

Exhilarating, all-new, kid-friendly verses capture the range of emotions, from the thrill of winning to the agony of losing to the sheer joy of participating.  Jack Prelutsky, America's first children's...

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Write Before Your Eyes

By: Lisa Williams Kline

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If you could alter anything in your life just by writing it down, what would you want to change? Gracie finds an old blue journal at a yard sale and discovers that whatever she...


Runaway

By: Wendelin Van Draanen

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Your Own, Sylvia

By: Stephanie Hemphill

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Pull back the curtain on the very private thoughts of Sylvia and her family and friends. This beautifully written poetry collection covers it all, from the hopes and fears of...

Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Writing Thank-you Notes

By: Peggy Gifford
illustrated by: Valorie Fisher

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My Name Is Mina

By: David Almond

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Mina is not like most other kids her age.  She goes where her imagination takes her, which is usually any place but where she is.  While she is excited to experience all that...