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  • Elvin Link, Please Report to the Principal's Office!

    Drew Dernavich

    Hardcover (Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), July 21, 2020)
    Meet an irrepressible kid doodler-turned-sketch artist, in this breakout illustrated diary fiction mystery from Drew Dernavich, Elvin Link, Please Report to the Principal's Office.Meet Elvin Link―slacker, notorious doodler, and the only kid in fifth grade who hasn't (yet) received a wedgie from the school bully Peter Zorber. Can Elvin navigate the last few weeks of school without getting into trouble for his incessant doodling? How will he steer clear of the class wedgie-master? And is it possible to turn a hobby into a crime fighting skill and solve a school mystery? Elvin Link is about to find out all the answers, and he'll do it with a flip disc in one hand and a bottle of hot sauce in the other! Christy Ottaviano Books
  • Carson Dellosa | Complete Book of Maps and Geography for Kids | 416pgs

    Thinking Kids, Carson-Dellosa Publishing

    Paperback (Thinking Kids, July 27, 2017)
    GRADES 3–6: With age-appropriate activities, this beginning social studies workbook helps children build knowledge and skills for a solid foundation in map skills and geography. INCLUDES: This elementary workbook features easy-to-follow instructions and practice on key topics such as US geography, grid maps, US regions, global geography, North and South American geography, and more! ENGAGING: This geography and map workbook features colorful photographs and illustrations with fun, focused activities to entertain children while they grasp concepts and skills for success.HOMESCHOOL FRIENDLY: This elementary workbook for kids is a great learning resource for at home or in the classroom and allows parents to supplement their children's learning in the areas they need it most. WHY CARSON DELLOSA: Founded by two teachers more than 40 years ago, Carson Dellosa believes that education is everywhere and is passionate about making products that inspire life's learning moments.
  • Paint by Sticker: Create 12 Masterpieces One Sticker at a Time!

    Workman Publishing

    Paperback (Workman Publishing Company, April 5, 2016)
    Introducing a compelling new activity for crafters and artists, doodlers and coloring book enthusiasts of all ages.Paint by Sticker includes everything you need to create twelve vibrant, full-color “paintings.” The images—including sunflowers, a fox, a hummingbird in mid-flight, two boats on the water—are rendered in “low-poly,” a computer graphics style that creates a 3-D effect. As in paint-by-number, each template is divided into dozens of spaces, each with a number that corresponds to a particular colored sticker. Find the sticker, peel it, and place it in the right space. Add the next, and the next, and the next—it’s an activity that’s utterly absorbing as you watch a “painting” emerge from a flat black-and-white illustration to a dazzling image with color, body, spirit. The pages are perforated for easy removal, making it simple to frame the completed images.
  • Black Women in Science: A Black History Book for Kids

    PhD Kimberly Brown Pellum

    Paperback (Rockridge Press, Oct. 8, 2019)
    Bold, black women in science―where will their inspiration take you?Throughout history, black women have blazed trails across the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Black Women in Science brings something special to black history books for kids, celebrating incredible black women in STEM who have used their brains, bravery, and ambition to beat the odds.Black Women in Science stands out amongst other black history books for kids―featuring 15 powerful stories of fearless female scientists that advanced their STEM fields and fought to build a legacy. Through the triumphs of these amazing women, you’ll find remarkable role models.Black Women in Science goes where black history books for kids have never gone before, including:Above and beyond―Soar over adversity with Mae Jemison, Annie Easley, and Bessie Coleman.Part of the solution―Discover the power of mathematics with Katherine Johnson and Gladys West.The doctor is in―Explore a life of healing with Mamie Phipps Clark, Jane Cooke Wright, and many more.Find the inspiration to blaze your own trail in Black Women in Science―maybe your adventure will be the next chapter in black history books for kids.
  • Warriors: Dawn of the Clans Box Set: Volumes 1 to 6

    Erin Hunter

    Paperback (HarperCollins, Sept. 20, 2016)
    Discover the origins of the warrior Clans in this thrilling prequel to Erin Hunter’s #1 nationally bestselling Warriors seriesThis box set includes all six books in the Dawn of the Clans prequel series, and is perfect for the collections of longtime Erin Hunter fans and readers new to the Warriors world. For many moons, a tribe of cats has lived near the top of a mountain, where prey is scarce and the seasons are harsh. A group of brave young cats sets off in search of a better home… but the dangers of their new world threaten to divide them. They must find a new way to live side by side—or risk tearing one another apart.
  • The Lost Colony

    Eoin Colfer

    Paperback (Disney-Hyperion, Dec. 4, 2018)
    Until recently, Artemis Fowl was the only human to have discovered that magical beings do indeed exist. But now a second juvenile genius wants to capture a demon for scientific study. Only an ancient time spell separates the demons from humankind--and Artemis must prevent it from unraveling. If he fails, the bloodthirsty tribe will relaunch their quest to wipe humans from the planet.
  • Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures

    Kate DiCamillo, K. G. Campbell

    Paperback (Candlewick, Sept. 13, 2016)
    Available in a digest paperback edition! The beloved 2014 Newbery Medal winner by former National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Kate DiCamillo.Holy unanticipated occurrences! From #1 New York Times best-selling author Kate DiCamillo comes a laugh-out-loud story filled with eccentric, endearing characters — a novel interspersed with comic-style graphic sequences and full-page illustrations, all rendered in black and white by K. G. Campbell.
  • The Boy Who Saved Baseball

    John Ritter

    Paperback (Puffin Books, March 17, 2005)
    Tom Gallagher is in a tight spot. The fate of the Dillontown team rests on the outcome of one baseball game, winner take all. If Tom's team loses, they lose their field too. But how can they possibly win? Just when everything seems hopeless, a mysterious boy named Cruz de la Cruz rides into town and claims to know the secret of hitting. Not to mention the secrets of Dante Del Gato, Dillontown's greatest hitter ever. Since he walked away from the game years ago, Del Gato hasn't spoken a word to anyone. But now he might be Tom's only hope for saving his hometown. From the award-winning author of Over the Wall and Choosing Up Sides comes this imaginative tale of one boy's struggle to preserve the spirit of the game he loves.
  • The Secret Zoo

    Bryan Chick

    Paperback (Greenwillow Books, Dec. 28, 2010)
    Something strange is happening at the Clarksville City Zoo. Late at night, monkeys are scaling the walls and searching the neighborhood—but what are they looking for? This middle grade novel is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 6, especially during homeschooling. It’s a fun way to keep your child entertained and engaged while not in the classroom. Noah, his sister Megan, and their best friends, Richie and Ella, live next door to the zoo. Megan is the first to notice the puzzling behavior of some of the animals. One day Megan disappears, and her brother and their friends realize it's up to them to find her. Their only choice is to follow a series of clues and sneak into the zoo. But once inside, will they discover there's much more to the Clarksville City Zoo than they could ever have guessed?
  • 97 Things to Do Before You Finish High School

    Erika Stalder, Steven Jenkins

    Paperback (Zest Books TM, Jan. 1, 2008)
    Being in high school is about a lot more than going to high school. It's about discovering new places, new hobbies, and new people―and opening your eyes to the world. This book is about the stuff they don't teach you in high school, like how to host a film festival, plan your first road trip, make a podcast, or write a manifesto. Want to make a time capsule? Spend a day in silence? Learn how to make beats like a DJ? Or shut down your house party before the police do? Whatever your creative, social, or academic inclinations, you'll find 97 ways on these pages to amuse, educate, and interest yourself, and your friends. Because your life doesn't stop at 3pm each day―it just gets started.
  • Unicorn Day

    Diana Murray, Luke Flowers

    Hardcover (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, June 4, 2019)
    Goodreads Choice Award of 2019 Finalist A clever, colorful, and over-the-top picture book about unicorns and unique-corns!Hooray! Hooray! It's Unicorn Day! The most important rule of Unicorn Day is to have fun, fun, fun! The unicorns are celebrating their favorite day of the year, complete with rainbows, cupcakes, butterflies, and all sorts of joyful things. But when it's revealed there's an impostor in their midst, the party comes to a screeching halt... Will the unicorns welcome all and continue their fun in all its glittery glory? Unicorn Day delights in everything that's special ― unicorns, celebrations, and most importantly, friendship.
  • The Don't Laugh Challenge - 10 Year Old Edition: The LOL Interactive Joke Book Contest Game for Boys and Girls Age 10

    Billy Boy

    Paperback (Bacchus Publishing House, Sept. 16, 2019)
    The Don't Laugh Challenge™ - 10 Year Old Edition is HERE! Why did the t-shirt only text his girlfriend? He didn’t like to COLLAR! Welcome to The Don’t Laugh Challenge™ (A.K.A. The BEST kids joke book and game)! If you are open-minded about your kids learning new jokes, becoming more self-confident, AND developing a stronger sense of humor then this book is for you, well really... THEM! I’m sure by now you have heard of The Don’t Laugh Challenge™ Joke Books Series, but in the rare case, you haven’t, please allow me to explain what all of the fuss is about!The Don’t Laugh Challenge™ Joke Books are unlike any other joke books on the market! It is not meant to be read in isolation, but instead, it is a game or a challenge that is to be played between friends, siblings, cousins, or any two people who like to tell jokes. In this case, our 6 Year Old Edition is the ultimate showdown between two players or ‘2 Jesters’ that include kid's jokes AND silly scenarios! This book is hours of fun, and great gift ideas for 10 year old boys and girls! If you haven’t heard of the rules, here they are:Each round is set up so that the 2 jokesters will take turns reading jokes to the other player.Next comes the Silly Scenarios, where each player will read the scenario to themselves, and act it out to get the other player to guess what in the world they are doing (think Charades)!Don't forget to use your silliest faces to get your opponent to crack a smile! When the person listening laughs or even cracks a smile, the joke teller gets a point. Follow the instructions at the bottom of each page until you tally up the final score and crown the Don’t Laugh MASTER! Who should I get this new take on toy for, you ask? Do you know a boy or a girl that likes to laugh? The Don't Laugh Challenge™ game is good for all girls and boys age 10 and up! Give it as a stocking stuffer, Christmas gift or present! This imaginative book will spark your child's creative side all while being screen-free! Some old-fashioned, friendly competition never hurt anybody! Whether you are looking for the newest gifts, games, presents, best sellers, or toys on the market, this renovated classic is a guaranteed hit for all ages! Your children will love it and so will you.Try it today! :)