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20,000 Baseball Cards Under the Sea

By: Jon Buller

Roger's eccentric, junk-collecting friend Kenneth takes him on an awesome undersea ride in a homemade submarine. Their visit to a subaqueous cavern turns up a wonderful surprise: a cache of supervaluable...

Ben Franklin and the Magic Squares

By: Frank Murphy
illustrated by: Richard Walz

A funny, entertaining introduction to Ben Franklin and his many inventions, including the story of how he created the "magic square." A magic square is a box of nine numbers arranged so that any line of...

Choppers!

By: Susan E. Goodman
photographs by: Michael Doolittle

Helicopters are amazing machines that go places and do things that other vehicles cannot. Readers will love learning about the many daring jobs and rescues they undertake every day. Chock full of exciting...


Discovery in the Cave

By: Mark Dubowski
illustrated by: Bryn Barnard

This amazing true adventure story about the discovery of the Lascaux Cave will have young readers feeling that they've discovered something pretty special, too! In 1940, four teenage boys and a dog...

A Dozen Fairy Dresses (Disney Fairies)

By: Tennant Redbank
illustrated by: RH Disney

Hem is a sewing-talent fairy. So when Queen Clarion announces that there's going to be a ball in Pixie Hollow, Hem becomes very busy making beautiful new dresses for all her friends. Rosetta wants a red...

Escape North! The Story of Harriet Tubman

By: Monica Kulling
illustrated by: Teresa Flavin

An easy-to-read, page-turning account of Harriet Tubman's life--from her childhood in slavery to her years as a conductor on the Underground Railroad to her later work as a suffragette and as a spy in...


A Fairy Frost (Disney Fairies)

By: Tennant Redbank
illustrated by: RH Disney

It's a chilly day in Pixie Hollow, and Rani has decided to throw a frost party! Rani and the other water talents freeze the pond and invite all their friends for a day of ice-skating and hot cocoa. But...

First Kids

By: Gibbs Davis
Illustrated by: Sally Wern Comport

Kids will be kids—even when they live in the White House! From Tad Lincoln (secretly called a “tyrant” ) to the Roosevelt gang (who kept a pet badger, a rat, dogs, snakes, horses, parrots,...

The Fly on the Ceiling

By: Dr. Julie Glass
illustrated by: Richard Walz

Recognized as the father of analytic geometry, René Descartes was a French mathematician and philosopher. Kids will love this funny and very accessible tale - based on one of math's greatest myths...


The Great Houdini

By: Monica Kulling
illustrated by: Anne Reas

Harry Houdini was a great escape artist, but perhaps his greatest trick was becoming the famous magician that we have come to know. As a child, Houdini worked hard--and even quit school--to help support...

Helen Keller

By: Johanna Hurwitz

When a childhood illness leaves her blind and deaf, Helen Keller's life seems hopeless indeed. But her indomitable will and the help of a devoted teacher empower Helen to triumph over incredible adversity....

How Not to Babysit Your Brother

By: Cathy Hapka and Ellen Titlebaum
illustrated by: Debbie Palen

Will’s little brother, Steve, is big trouble. What happens when Will has to babysit? Steve’s over-the-top mishaps and Will’s attempts to get him under control are sure to keep kids reading—and...


How Not to Start Third Grade

By: Cathy Hapka and Ellen Titlebaum
Illustrated by: Debbie Palen

Will should be excited to start third grade. But his little brother, Steve, is starting kindergarten. The same laugh-out-loud writing and hilarious illustrations that brought us How Not to Babysit Your...

Hungry Plants

By: Mary Batten
illustrated by: Paul Mirocha

This book offers readers a bug’s-eye view into the strange and fascinating world of carnivorous plants. From the “jaws” of the Venus flytrap to the pretty sundew plant whose delicate...

Ice Mummy

By: Cathy East Dubowski; Mark Dubowski

Reading paragraphsIn 1991, two tourists hiking in the Alps saw something very odd sticking out of the snow. At first it looked like a doll’s head. But it wasn’t. It was a man, frozen in the...


The Little Mermaid

By: Deborah Hautzig

Illus. in full color. Andersen's sweet, sad story is beautifully retold for young readers. When the little mermaid gives up her voice in exchange for legs and a chance to meet her beloved human prince,...

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...

The Mystery of the Pirate Ghost

By: Geoffrey Hayes

Illus. in full color. Is there a ghost loose in Boogle Bay? Young Otto the alligator and his Uncle Tooth find out in a funny, high-spirited whodunit for beginning readers.  


No Tooth, No Quarter!

By: Susan Schade

Illus. in full color. Poor Walter has not only lost a tooth, he's also managed to lose his lost tooth. His chances of getting his quarter look slim, and the apprentice tooth fairy assigned to pick up the...

Pixie Hollow Paint Day (Disney Fairies)

By: RH Disney
illustrated by: RH Disney

It's paint-making day in Pixie Hollow, and Bess has enlisted all her fairy friends to help! Everyone is having fun gathering ingredients like cherries, blueberries, buttercups, and violets and stomping...

Pompeii...Buried Alive!

By: Edith Kunhardt

Illus. in full color. "The drama of natural disasters provides prime material to entice young independent readers. In this volume, the account of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius describes village life...


A Poor Excuse for a Dragon

By: Geoffrey Hayes

"Punchy dialogue and compact sentences should make this a read-aloud delight."—Publishers Weekly"Part-slapstick, part-fairy tale, the gently humorous plot has enough twists and turns to keep newly...

Porky and Bess

By: Ellen Weiss and Mel Friedman
Illustrated by: Marsha Winborn

Porky is messy. . . morning, noon, and night. Bess is perfect in every way imaginable—from her well-appointed cupboard to the figure eights she skates at the local pond. But somehow these two unlikely...

Soccer Sam

By: Jean Marzollo

Illus. in full color. In a perceptive tale of friendship and sports, Sam's visiting Mexican cousin overcomes the language barrier by teaching soccer to his new friends.


Thomas Jefferson's Feast

By: Frank Murphy
illustrated by: Richard Walz

Did you know that every time you munch on a french fry or snack on ice cream, you have Thomas Jefferson to thank? It’s true! This founding father was one of America’s first foodies. After a...

The Titanic: Lost and Found

By: Donnelly

Titanic. Just the name evokes tales of the doomed ship that have captivated people of all ages for more than 100 years. Early readers will enjoy this exciting account of the world's most famous disaster-at-sea...

Tut's Mummy

By: Judy Donnelly

Illus. in full color with black-and-white & full-color photos. "Beginning with the death of Tutankhamen, the book moves forward to archaeologist Howard Carter's discovery of the tomb. Information about...


Volcanoes!

By: Eric Arnold
illustrated by: Doug Knutson with photographs

A volcano could be called a sleeping mountain--that is, until it wakes up! What is it like to witness the eruption of one of nature's majestic time bombs? Young readers can learn what makes volcanoes "tick,"...

Wild Cats

By: Mary Batten
illustrated by: Michael Langham Rowe

They roar. They claw. They stalk. They pounce. The wild cats of the world are beautiful, but also deadly. From ferocious lions, speedy cheetahs, and cagey tigers to unusual sand cats and clouded leopards,...