Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus

Author: Barbara Park
Age Range: 6 & Up

Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly BusJunie B. Jones and her funny adventures will have your elementary readers laughing about the first day of school.

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Mambo’s Tail

Author: Jodie Boulet-Daughters
Age Range: 0 - 8

Mambo’s Tail gives voice to a young puppy whose discovery of his tail takes him on a magical journey of learning about all the things his tail can do.

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Junie B., First Grader: Cheater Pants (Junie B. Jones series)

Author: Barbara Park
Age Range: 6 & up

Junie B., First Grader: Cheater Pants (Junie B. Jones series)

For read-alouds and read-alones, this comedic easy-to-read chapter book series also deals with real life issues. The irrepressible Junie B. Jones is in first grade now, and we continue to laugh and relate to her many predicaments as a student and a real kid. Because the weekend zoomed by speedy… Read More

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Help Me, Mr. Mutt!: Expert Answers for Dogs with People Problems

Author: Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel
Age Range: 6 & up

Help Me, Mr. Mutt!: Expert Answers for Dogs with People Problems

If you think Cesar Millan, TV’s Dog Whisperer, gives good advice, wait’ll you meet Mr. Mutt, a certified Canine Counselor. Desperate and beaten down dogs send heartfelt letters and attached photos to Mr. Mutt, a bespectacled and solemn-faced brown dog, and he responds with practical dog-centric advice. “And remember, you… Read More

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Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Writing Thank-you Notes

Author: Peggy Gifford
Age Range: 6 & up

Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Writing Thank-you Notes

In a contemporary comedy with, perhaps, the most kid-friendly and irresistible book cover of the year, get ready to procrastinate big time with ten-year-old Moxy who has promised her mother she will write twelve thank-you notes today, the day after Christmas. Tomorrow, she and her twin brother Mark are supposed… Read More

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Sure as Sunrise: Stories of Bruh Rabbit and His Walkin’ Talkin’ Friends

Author: Alice McGill
Age Range: 6 & up

Sure as Sunrise: Stories of Bruh Rabbit and His Walkin' Talkin' Friends

Retold by a master storyteller who recalls each story from her North Carolina childhood, these five crackling traditional African American folktales about the crafty trickster Bruh Rabbit and his animal pals and rivals will get your listeners thumping their chairs with laughter. Bruh Fox believes there are roasted chicken legs… Read More

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Say What?

Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix
Age Range: 6 & up

Say What?

Meet six-year-old Sukie as she runs through the living room with a big plastic tub of glitter in each hand. "No running in the house. This isn’t a playground." That’s what her parents would say if they saw her. And, "You have to ask before you use glitter. And only… Read More

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Babymouse #1: Queen of the World! (Babymouse series)

Author: Jennifer Holm
Age Range: 6 & up

Babymouse #1: Queen of the World! (Babymouse series)

Babymouse: Queen of the World. Babymouse connives to gets herself invited to a sleepover at the house of her arch nemesis, a popular cat named Felicia Furrypaws, but ultimately realizes she far prefers to hang out with her faithful friend, Wilson Weasel.So far, there are nine un-put-down-able graphic… Read More

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Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid (Stink series)

Author: Megan McDonald
Age Range: 6 & up

Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid (Stink series)

Fans of the Judy Moody series about an outspoken and assertive third grade girl have been glad to see a whole new spin-off series about her younger brother, Stink, just as Beezus fans love books about her little sister, Ramona, in Beverly Cleary’s classic series. Shortest in his family and… Read More

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Bad Kitty Gets a Bath (Bad Kitty series)

Author: Nick Bruel
Age Range: 6 & up

Bad Kitty Gets a Bath (Bad Kitty series)

You think you have a problem pet that rules your roost? Get a load of this quintessential bad kitty, a sleek, black, rowdy ruffian who is none too happy about getting a bath. OK, that’s an understatement. Usually, Kitty licks herself clean, though we see her going overboard here, licking… Read More

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Super Emma (Emma series)

Author: Sally Warner
Age Range: 6 & up

Super Emma (Emma series)

Even though Emma has never thought of herself as especially brave, when Jared Matthews takes her friend EllRay’s plastic action figure and threatens to break the wings off, Emma jumps into the fray, grabbing the toy and yelling, "Quit it, you big bully." Instead of thanking Emma, now EllRay’s mad… Read More

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The Fran That Time Forgot (Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist series)

Author: Jim Benton
Age Range: 6 & up

The Fran That Time Forgot (Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist series)

Franny K. Stein, Little Girl Mad Scientist, the only one in her otherwise normal family interested in mad science, comes up with a winning invention for the school Science Fair project: a Time Warp Dessert Plate that allows her to have her cake and eat it too. Unfortunately, at the… Read More

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The Talented Clementine (Clementine series)

Author: Sara Pennypacker
Age Range: 6 & up

The Talented Clementine (Clementine series)

It’s gratifying to see one of our favorite third grade book characters back in a sequel that is just as funny as her fabulous first book, Clementine. She jumps right in with her chatty narration: “I have noticed that teachers get exciting confused with boring a lot. But when my… Read More

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Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal: A Worldwide Cinderella

Author: Paul Fleischman
Age Range: 6 & up

Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal: A Worldwide Cinderella

Taking bits and pieces of plot and descriptions from 17 different versions of the Cinderella story worldwide, Newbery Medal winner Paul Fleischman (Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices; HarperCollins, 1988) offers up a composite story, a melting pot of Cinderellas. The busy paneled paintings look like folk art… Read More

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Snake and Lizard

Author: Joy Crowley
Age Range: 6 & up

Snake and Lizard

Though their first encounter ends with a heated argument when Lizard accuses Snake of blocking his path with her tail, they soon realize they like each other a lot. Through 15 delightful short stories, rich with dialogue and illustrated with diminutive pen and ink and watercolors on every other page,… Read More

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Toys Go Out

Author: Emily Jenkins
Age Range: 6 & up

Toys Go Out

Inside the backpack, where it’s dark and smells like a wet bathing suit, Lumphy the buffalo feels cramped, StingRay is trying to think calming thoughts, and Plastic is humming, which she does when she’s feeling nervous. Where is the Little Girl with the blue barrette taking them? StingRay worries that… Read More

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Amelia And Eleanor Go For A Ride

Author: Pam Muñoz Ryan
Age Range: 6 & up

Amelia And Eleanor Go For A Ride

On the night of April 20, 1933, the First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt, entertained her friend Amelia Earhart, the celebrated aviator, at a White House dinner party. Amelia described the mystery of flying at night, and then invited Eleanor to come along on a flight to Baltimore and back so they… Read More

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The Chicken of the Family

Author: Mary Amato
Age Range: 6 & up

The Chicken of the Family

As the youngest of three, I put up with all sorts of teasing and tricks when I was a wee chick, so I completely identified with Henrietta, the smallest of three sisters in this satisfying tale of gullibility and chickens coming home to roost. "We have a secret to tell… Read More

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Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

Author: Judi Barrett
Age Range: 6 & up

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

After flipping a pancake atop Henry’s head, Grandpa spurred to tell his grandkids a story about the town of Chewandswallow. "The only thing that was really different about Chewandswallow was its weather. It came three times a day, at breakfast, lunch, and dinner." In the ensuing illustrations, the citizens of… Read More

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Catwings

Author: Ursula Leguin
Age Range: 6 & Up

Catwings“Mrs. Jane Tabby could not explain why all four of her children had wings.” So starts the first of four magical little books about cat siblings Thelma, Roger, James, and Harriet. The four live with their mother in a terrible neighborhood, filled with rubbish, hungry dogs, fierce rats, and too… Read More


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