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Elementary Grades: 3-5
Shorter chapter books appeal to middle elementary grade readers.
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  Cover Art: Firefly July : a Year of Very Short Poems Firefly July : a Year of Very Short Poems
A selection of short American poems dealing with the four seasons and the different weather events and animal patterns that can occur within each.
47 pages 2014
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Kumba and Kambili : a Tale from Mali Barchers, Suzanne I.
Kumba and Kambili : a Tale from Mali
When the village is terrorized by a lion, the hunter Kambili wishes to track down the beast. However, his wife Kumba steps in to warn him that the lion is actually an evil wizard. Together the brave Kumba and Kambili prove no match for the lion-man. Includes special educational sections: Words to know, What do you think?, and About Mali.
32 p. 2014
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: The Puzzling World of Winston Breen Berlin, Eric
The Puzzling World of Winston Breen
Puzzle-crazy, twelve-year-old Winston and his ten-year-old sister Katie find themselves involved in a dangerous mystery involving a hidden ring. Puzzles for the reader to solve are included throughout the text.
215 p. 2007
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Serafina's Promise : a Novel in Verse Burg, Ann E.
Serafina's Promise : a Novel in Verse
In a poor village outside of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Serafina works hard to help her family, but dreams of going to school and becoming a doctor--then the earthquake hits and Serafina must summon all her courage to find her father and still get medicine for her sick baby brother as she promised.
299 pages 2013
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Cloneward Bound Castle, M. E.
Cloneward Bound
After his clone escapes to Hollywood and becomes an actor, Fisher Bas goes on a school trip to get him back before their secret is discovered.
259 p. 2013
Children's Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: More of Monkey & Robot Catalanotto, Peter
More of Monkey & Robot
Presents four stories about best friends Monkey and Robot, who try out Halloween costumes, visit the beach, consider what to do with a tire they find, and figure out if it is morning or night.
58 pages 2014
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Leo Geo and the Cosmic Crisis ; Matt Data and the Cosmic Crisis Chad, Jon
Leo Geo and the Cosmic Crisis ; Matt Data and the Cosmic Crisis
Matt and Leo are in for a fantastic adventure filled with space facts in this clever flip-over comic that incorporates an unusual look-and-find component: background characters from one side of the book find themselves pulled through.
unpaged 2013
Children's Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Cheesie Mack is Not Exactly Famous Cotler, Stephen L.
Cheesie Mack is Not Exactly Famous
Cheesie and Georgie unearth an artifact from Colonial times and become middle school celebrities.
243 pages 2014
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Snow Ponies Cotten, Cynthia
Snow Ponies
When Old Man Winter lets his snow ponies out of the barn, they run into the world, and everything that they touch turns white.
unpaged 2013
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Ola D'Aulaire, Ingri
Ola
When Ola, a Norwegian boy, dons his skis in search of adventure, he meets new friends, joins a wedding party, encounters a howling dragon, and learns folklore from fishermen as they pull codfish from the icy waters.
unpaged 2013
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Candy Smash Davies, Jacqueline
Candy Smash
Explores the distinctive power of poetry and love--fourth grade style.
232 pages 2013
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: The Lion Who Stole My Arm Davies, Nicola
The Lion Who Stole My Arm
When his ambition to become a great hunter like his father is crushed by a lion attack that causes him to lose an arm, young Pedru is overcome by a desire to kill the lion that mauled him but questions his resolve when an opportunity arises.
88 pages 2014
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Flora & Ulysses : the Illuminated Adventures DiCamillo, Kate
Flora & Ulysses : the Illuminated Adventures
Rescuing a squirrel after an accident involving a vacuum cleaner, comic-reading cynic Flora Belle Buckman is astonished when the squirrel, Ulysses, demonstrates astonishing powers of strength and flight after being revived.
231 p. 2013
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Mercy Watson : Something Wonky this Way Comes DiCamillo, Kate
Mercy Watson : Something Wonky this Way Comes
Mr. and Mrs. Watson and their porcine wonder, Mercy, are off to the Bijou Drive-In. What will happen when the Lincoln Sisters, Frank, Stella, and a gaggle of familiar characters get the same idea for a night out? With the tempting scent of hot buttered popcorn wafting through the air, everyone's favorite pig leads the way in this hilarious romp featuring movies, mayhem, and Mercy!
86 p. 2009
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: A Summer of Sundays Eland, Lindsay
A Summer of Sundays
"Always lost in the shuffle of her large family, an eleven-year-old girl decides that this summer she'll make sure she stands out, and a discovery in the library basement may help.
328 pages 2013
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: The Colored Car Elster, Jean Alicia
The Colored Car
In the hot summer of 1937, twelve-year-old Patsy takes care of her three younger sisters and helps her mother put up fresh fruits and vegetables in the family's summer kitchen, adjacent to the wood yard that her father, Douglas Ford, owns. Times are tough, and Patsy's mother, May Ford, helps neighborhood families by sharing the food that she preserves. But May's decision to take a break from canning to take her daughters for a visit to their grandmother's home in Clarksville, Tennessee, sets in motion a series of events that prove to be life-changing for Patsy.
207 pages 2013
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Harriet the Spy Fitzhugh, Louise
Harriet the Spy
Eleven-year-old Harriet is a spy, plans to be a writer, and keeps a secret notebook filled with thoughts and notes on her schoolmates and people she observes on her after school spy route. However, her classmates find out and read her notebook, retaliate, and she learns that writing is not to use against your friends.
298 p. 1964
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: The Matchbox Diary Fleischman, Paul
The Matchbox Diary
Follow a girl's perusal of her great-grandfather's collection of matchboxes and small curios that document his poignant immigration journey from Italy to a new country.
1 v. (unpaged) 2013
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: Operation Bunny Gardner, Sally
Operation Bunny
When Emily Vole inherits an abandoned shop, it is up to her to battle a fairy-snatching witch and get to the bottom of Operation Bunny.
176 pages 2014
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Sophie Hartley and the Facts of Life Greene, Stephanie
Sophie Hartley and the Facts of Life
Sophie, 10, doesn't want to turn into a moody teenager like her older brother and sister, and she certainly doesn't want to see The Movie (about gross adolescent body changes) at school. On the other hand, she doesn't want to be considered immature by her classmates.
140 pages 2013
Children's Fiction Book
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