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Quick Reads
Fun & fast-paced reads around 100 pages!
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  Cover Art: The Battle Begins Abbott, Tony
The Battle Begins
Owen Brown is your average fourth grader. Or he was, until his best friend, Dana, disappeared right in front of his face, through the floor of the school. Owen's average life has turned upside down. He's determined to find Dana -- before anyone realizes she's missing.
101 p. 2011
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Please Write in this Book Amato, Mary
Please Write in this Book
When Ms. Wurtz leaves a blank book in the Writer's Corner with a note encouraging those who find it to talk to each other in its pages, the student's entries spark a classroom-wide battle.
97 p. 2006
Children's Fiction Book AMATO
  Cover Art: Sounder Armstrong, William H.
Sounder
A young Negro boy learns the pain of humiliation and anger when his father is given an unjust jail sentence for stealing a ham from a white man. Learning to read and to discover that things do not die but become part of other things brings the youngster new hope.
116 p. 1969
Children's Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: The No 1 Car Spotter Atinuke
The No 1 Car Spotter
When the cart breaks down and the villagers can't get their goods to market, Oluwalase Babatunde Benson, otherwise known as the No. 1 car spotter in his village, comes up with a brilliant solution.
110 p. 2011
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Shelter from the Wind Bauer, Marion Dane
Shelter from the Wind
When twelve-year-old Stacy gets fed up with her pregnant stepmother and leaves her Oklahoma panhandle home, she is led by a pair of dogs, one about to whelp, to the home of Old Ella, who gives her a new perspective on life.
106 p. 2009
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing Blume, Judy
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
Peter finds his demanding two-year-old brother an ever increasing problem. Living with his little brother, Fudge, makes Peter feel like a fourth grade nothing. Fudge is never far from trouble. He's a two-year-old terror who gets away with everything-and Peter's had enough.
120 p. 2003
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Spunky Tells All Cameron, Ann
Spunky Tells All
Called a troublemaker by his human family, a reflective dog defends himself and then relates the family's adoption of an aristocratic but incompetent cat, who gives him a life purpose and and new way of looking at his world.
105 p. 2011
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Wolf Shadows Casanova, Mary
Wolf Shadows
A debate is brewing in his northern Minnesota town over the growing wolf packs and the programs that are in place for their protection. Although he fears them, Seth cant help but want to see the wolves thrive.
2013
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: The Chocolate Touch Catling, Patrick Skene
The Chocolate Touch
A boy acquires a magical gift that turns everything his lips touch into chocolate.
126 p. 1979
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Brushing Mom's Hair Cheng, Andrea
Brushing Mom's Hair
A fourteen-year-old girl, whose mother's breast cancer diagnosis and treatment have affected every aspect of their lives, finds release in ballet and art classes.
59 p. 2009
Children's Fiction Book CHENG
  Cover Art: Muggie Maggie Cleary, Beverly
Muggie Maggie
Maggie resists learning cursive writing in the third grade, until she discovers that knowing how to read and write cursive promises to open up an entirely new world of knowledge for her.
66 p. 2008
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Frindle Clements, Andrew
Frindle
When he decides to turn his fifth grade teacher's love of the dictionary around on her, clever Nick Allen invents a new word and begins a chain of events that quickly moves beyond his control.
105 p. 1996
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: The Unforgotten Coat Cottrell Boyce, Frank
The Unforgotten Coat
When two Mongolian brothers inexplicably appear one morning in her sixth grade class, Julie, who lives in a town near Liverpool named Bootle, becomes their new friend and "Good Guide," navigating them through soccer, school uniforms, and British slang.
42 p. 2011
Children's Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: Love That Dog Creech, Sharon
Love That Dog
A young student, who comes to love poetry through a personal understanding of what different famous poems mean to him, surprises himself by writing his own inspired poem.
86 p. 2001
Children's Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: The Trouble with Chickens : a J.J. Tully Mystery Cronin, Doreen
The Trouble with Chickens : a J.J. Tully Mystery
A hard-bitten former search-and-rescue dog helps solve a complicated missing chicken case.
119 p. 2011
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Fantastic Mr. Fox Dahl, Roald
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Every time Mr. Fox steals a chicken from the farm, Farmers Boggis, Bunce, and Bean grow wild with rage. They're the nastiest crooks in the valley, and they've concocted a cunning plan to dig him out of his hole once and for all. But it never occurs to them that Mr. Fox has a fantastic plan of his own.
81 p. 2009
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Bink & Gollie Best Friends Forever DiCamillo, Kate
Bink & Gollie Best Friends Forever
Gollie is quite sure she has royal blood in her veins, but can Bink survive her friend's queenly airs -- especially if pancakes are not part of the deal? Bink wonders what it would be like to be as tall as her friend, but how far will she stretch her luck to find out?
79 pages 2013
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Whipping Boy Fleischman, Sid
The Whipping Boy
A bratty prince and his whipping boy have many adventures when they inadvertently trade places after becoming involved with dangerous outlaws.
90 p. 1986
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Stone Fox Gardiner, John Reynolds
Stone Fox
Little Willie hopes to pay the back taxes on his grandfather's farm with the purse from a dog sled race he enters.
81 p. 1983
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Squish. No. 1 Super Amoeba Holm, Jennifer L.
Squish. No. 1 Super Amoeba
Squish, a meek amoeba who loves the comic book exploits of his favorite hero, "Super Amoeba," tries to emulate him when his best friend is threatened by a bully.
90 p. 2011
Children's Graphic Novel
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