• Best Series for 3rd Graders

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    Ruby Lu, Brave and True

    Lenore Look, Anne Wilsdorf

    Paperback (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Jan. 1, 2006)
    Most days the best thing about being Ruby is everything. Like when she's the star of her own backyard magic show. Or when she gives a talk at the school safety assembly on the benefits of reflective tape. Or when she rides the No. 3 bus all the way to Chinatown to visit GungGung and PohPoh. And then there are the days when it's very hard to be Ruby. Like when her mom suggests Chinese school on Saturdays. Or when her little brother, Oscar, spills all of Ruby's best magician secrets. Or when her parents don't think she's old enough to drive! Join Ruby Lu on her first adventure and discover your own best things about her!
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    The School is Alive!: A Branches Book

    Jack Chabert, Sam Ricks

    Paperback (Scholastic Inc., June 24, 2014)
    Eerie Elementary is one scary school!This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!In this first book in the series, Sam Graves discovers that his elementary school is ALIVE! Sam finds this out on his first day as the school hall monitor. Sam must defend himself and his fellow students against the evil school! Is Sam up to the challenge? He'll find out soon enough: the class play is just around the corner. Sam teams up with friends Lucy and Antonio to stop this scary school before it's too late!
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    Dinosaurs Before Dark

    Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca

    Paperback (Random House Books for Young Readers, July 28, 1992)
    The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system! Where did the tree house come from? Before Jack and Annie can find out, the mysterious tree house whisks them to the prehistoric past. Now they have to figure out how to get home. Can they do it before dark…or will they become a dinosaur’s dinner? Did you know that there’s a Magic Tree House book for every kid? Magic Tree House: Adventures with Jack and Annie, perfect for readers who are just beginning chapter books Merlin Missions: More challenging adventures for the experienced reader Super Edition: A longer and more dangerous adventure Fact Trackers: Nonfiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House adventures Have more fun with Jack and Annie at MagicTreeHouse.com!
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    Clementine

    Sara Pennypacker, Marla Frazee

    Hardcover (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Sept. 15, 2006)
    This New York Times bestselling chapter book series has been keeping readers engaged and laughing for more than a decade with over one million copies sold!Clementine is NOT having a good week.On Monday she's sent to the principal's office for cutting off Margaret's hair. On Tuesday, Margaret's mother is mad at her. On Wednesday, she's sent to the principal, again. On Thursday, Margaret stops speaking to her. Then Friday starts with yucky eggs and only gets worse. And by Saturday, even her mother is mad at her. Okay, fine. Clementine is having a DISASTROUS week. But maybe can she find a way to make it better.
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    Ramona Quimby, Age 8

    Beverly Cleary, Jacqueline Rogers

    Paperback (HarperCollins, March 17, 2020)
    In this edition of Newbery Honor Book Ramona Quimby, Age 8, the timeless classic now features a special foreword written by actress, producer, and author Amy Poehler, as well as an exclusive interview with Beverly Cleary herself. 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. Ramona likes that she’s old enough to be counted on, but must everything depend on her? Mrs. Quimby has gone back to work so that Mr. Quimby can return to school, and Ramona is expected to be good for Mrs. Kemp while her parents are away, to be brave enough to ride the school bus by herself, and to put up with being teased by Danny the Yard Ape. In Ramona’s world, being eight isn’t easy, but it’s never dull!
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    Moldylocks and the Three Beards: A Branches Book

    Noah Z. Jones

    Paperback (Scholastic Inc., April 29, 2014)
    Noah Z. Jones turns well-known fairy tales upside-down in this humorous new series!This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!In the Land of Fake Believe, Princess meets a strange girl named Moldylocks. When Princess's stomach grumbles, Moldylocks takes her to the home of the Three Beards. The girls sit in the Beards' chairs, eat their chili, and jump on their beds. The Three Beards are not happy when they get home--and they are very, very hungry! Will Moldylocks and Princess go into the chili pot? With easy-to-read text and engaging full-color artwork throughout, kids will be drawn right into this very funny land of fractured fairy tales!
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    Bad Kitty Gets a Bath

    Nick Bruel

    Hardcover (Roaring Brook Press, Aug. 19, 2008)
    BAD KITTY IS BACK (AND BADDER THAN EVER!) when she is forced to take a bath in this hysterical new illustrated how-to for young readers. The following are some items you will need for Kitty's bath: one bathtub, plenty of water, dry towels, a suit of armor, a letter to your loved ones, clean underwear (because stressful situations can cause "accidents"), an ambulance in your driveway with the engine running, and, oh, yeah, you'll also need Kitty…but good luck with that! Since its publication in 2005, BAD KITTY has captured the hearts of cat lovers and haters alike. This time Kitty is at her worst in this riotous how-to guide filled with bad smells, cautionary tales of horror, and hopefully by the end…some soap. The funniest of any of Kitty's adventures, though don't tell her that.
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    Anyone but Me

    Nancy E. Krulik, John & Wendy

    Paperback (Grosset & Dunlap, May 1, 2002)
    Katie Carew, nicknamed Katie Kazoo by the class bully, had no idea what would happen when she wished that she could be anyone but herself. But now her wish has come true, and-switcheroo!-she keeps turning into other people and even animals! What is one ordinary third-grade girl with a really extraordinary problem to do? It's a good thing Katie is resourceful and smart enough to find a solution for every problem . . . no matter how much of a disaster she causes!Katie can't stand George, the class bully. He constantly picks on everyone, but he really torments Katie. One day, she can't stand it anymore, and she wishes she could be anyone but herself. What she doesn't see is the shooting star that flashes through the sky at that moment . . . catapulting Katie into a crazy series of adventures, starting the next day when she turns into the class hamster! Will she be trapped in a glass cage forever? Will she ever be a girl again?
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    The Lorax

    Dr. Seuss

    Hardcover (Random House Books for Young Readers, Aug. 12, 1971)
    Handpicked by Amazon kids’ books editor, Seira Wilson, for Prime Book Box – a children’s subscription that inspires a love of reading.Celebrate nature with Dr. Seuss and the Lorax in this classic picture book about protecting the environment! I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees. Dr. Seuss’s beloved story teaches kids to speak up and stand up for those who can’t. With a recycling-friendly “Go Green” message, The Lorax allows young readers to experience the beauty of the Truffula Trees and the danger of taking our earth for granted, all in a story that is timely, playful, and hopeful. The book’s final pages teach us that just one small seed, or one small child, can make a difference. Printed on recycled paper, this book is the perfect gift for Earth Day and for any child—or child at heart—who is interested in recycling, advocacy, and the environment, or just loves nature and playing outside. Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not. “Pretty much all the stuff you need to know is in Dr. Seuss.” –President Barack Obama
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    Bad Kitty Camp Daze

    Nick Bruel

    Hardcover (Roaring Brook Press, Jan. 2, 2018)
    Kitty’s life is really hard. Like really, REALLY hard. All she asks for is twenty-two hours a day to sleep and food to be delivered morning and night. But does she get it? No. And when Puppy and Baby get a little rambunctious during her naptime, Kitty gets bonked on the head and starts to believe she’s . . . a dog.This new dynamic freaks out Puppy, so he’s sent away to Uncle Murray’s Camp for Stressed-Out Dogs to relax with other canine campers. But guess who sneaks along?Still believing she’s a dog, Kitty fits right in. That is until she and Uncle Murray encounter a bear, and then the feline claws come out.Nick Bruel's Bad Kitty Camp Daze is perfect for any kid with or without camping experience.
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    A New Friend

    Poppy Green, Jennifer A. Bell

    Paperback (Little Simon, Jan. 20, 2015)
    In this first of a charming series about a little mouse and her forest friends, Sophie Mouse must convince her classmates—and herself—that a new student is nothing to fear. Even if he is a snake! Readers will delight in The Adventures of Sophie Mouse!In the first book of The Adventures of Sophie Mouse, springtime has arrived at Silverlake Forest! The animals are coming out of their homes, buds are blooming on the trees, and the air smells of honeysuckles and tree bark. Sophie Mouse can’t wait to go back to school after the long winter break. Even better, there’s a new student in class—Sophie loves meeting new animals! But the class gasps when Owen enters: he’s a snake! No one is brave enough to sit near him, or play with Owen at recess, or even talk to him. Can Sophie help her friends understand that Owen’s not scary after all? With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Adventures of Sophie Mouse chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.
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    My Name Is Stilton, Geronimo Stilton

    Geronimo Stilton

    Library Binding (Perfection Learning, May 1, 2005)
    Translation of: Il mio nome ae Stilton, Geronimo Stilton.
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    Imagination According to Humphrey

    Betty G. Birney

    Paperback (Puffin Books, Jan. 5, 2016)
    Humphrey's eleventh adventure celebrates stories, writing, and the power of the imagination! Imaginations are running wild in Mrs. Brisbane’s class, but Humphrey is stumped. His friends are writing about where they would go if they could fly, but Humphrey is HAPPY-HAPPY-HAPPY right where he is in Room 26.It’s pawsitively easy for Humphrey to picture exciting adventures with dragons and knights in the story Mrs. Brisbane is reading aloud. He has no trouble coming up with Plans to help his friends and tricks to entertain them. His imagination even goes a little too far when he wonders if Carlos’s imaginary friend might be a ghost.If only his imagination wouldn’t disappear when he tries to write. Luckily, Humphrey likes a challenge, and Mrs. Brisbane has lots of writing tips that do the trick.
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    Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters: The Questioneers Book #1

    Andrea Beaty, David Roberts

    Hardcover (Harry N. Abrams, Oct. 2, 2018)
    An instant New York Times bestseller! You loved the bestselling picture books starring Rosie Revere, Ada Twist, and Iggy Peck. Now you can follow The Questioneers' further adventures in brand-new chapter books! The first installment, Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters, is a spirited story about the power of teamwork and the true meaning of home. Rosie Revere is no stranger to flops and fails, kerfuffles and catastrophes. After all, engineering is all about perseverance! But this time, Rosie has a really important project to tackle—one that feels much bigger than herself. Rosie’s beloved Aunt Rose and her friends, the Raucous Riveters—a group of fun-loving gals who built airplanes during World War II—need help inventing something new. And Rosie is just the engineer for the job! After one flop . . . then another . . . and another . . . Rosie starts to lose hope. But thanks to some help from her fellow Questioneers Iggy Peck and Ada Twist, Rosie gets the job done. And, along with the Riveters, she rediscovers the meaning of home. Collect them all! Add these other STEM favorites from #1 New York Times bestselling team Andrea Beaty and David Roberts to your family library today! Rosie Revere, EngineerAda Twist, ScientistIggy Peck, ArchitectAda Twist and the Perilous PantsAda Twist’s Big Project Book for Stellar ScientistsIggy Peck’s Big Project Book for Amazing ArchitectsRosie Revere’s Big Project Book for Bold EngineersQuestioneers Family Calendar
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    Eva's Treetop Festival: A Branches Book

    Rebecca Elliott

    Paperback (Scholastic Inc., Jan. 6, 2015)
    This adorable early chapter book series is perfect for young girls who love friendship stories starring animal characters!This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!Eva Wingdale gets in over her head when she offers to organize a spring festival at school. Even with her best friend Lucy's help, there is NO way she will get everything done in time. Will Eva have to ask Sue (a.k.a. Meanie McMeanerson) for help? Or will the festival have to be cancelled? This book is written as Eva's diary -- with Rebecca Elliott's owl-dorable full-color illustrations throughout!
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    The Boxcar Children

    Gertrude Chandler Warner, L. Kate Deal

    Paperback (INDPB, June 1, 1989)
    The Aldens begin their adventure by making a home in a boxcar. Their goal is to stay together, and in the process they find a grandfather.
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    Whale vs. Giant Squid

    Jerry Pallotta, Rob Bolster

    Paperback (Scholastic Inc., June 28, 2016)
    This nonfiction Reader compares and contrasts two fearsome sea creatures. Kids learn about a whale and a giant squid's anatomy, behavior, and more. Book is packed with photos, charts, illustrations, and amazing facts.
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    The Secret of the Old Clock

    Carolyn Keene

    Hardcover (Grosset & Dunlap, May 1, 1930)
    Read the original Nancy Drew mystery!The Secret of the Old Clock is the mystery that began it all for America's favorite teenaged slueth. The accidental rescue of a little girl who lives with her two great-aunts leads to an adventurous search for a missing will.
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    Rise of the Earth Dragon: A Branches Book

    Tracey West, Graham Howells

    Paperback (Scholastic Inc., Aug. 26, 2014)
    The DRAGON MASTERS series is "How to Train Your Dragon" meets the DRAGON SLAYERS' ACADEMY!This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow! DRAGON MASTERS has it all! Dragons, a Dragon Stone, a king, a wizard, and magic! In the first book in this fully-illustrated series, 8-year old Drake is snatched up by King Roland's soldier and taken to the castle. He is to be trained as a Dragon Master. At the castle, he is joined by three other young Dragon Masters-in-training: Ana, Rori, and Bo. The Dragon Masters must learn how to connect with and train their dragons--and they must also uncover their dragons' special powers. Does Drake have what it takes to be a Dragon Master? What is his dragon's special power?
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    The Princess in Black

    Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, LeUyen Pham

    Paperback (Candlewick, April 14, 2015)
    Who says princesses don’t wear black? When trouble raises its blue monster head, Princess Magnolia ditches her flouncy dresses and becomes the Princess in Black!Princess Magnolia is having hot chocolate and scones with Duchess Wigtower when . . . Brring! Brring! The monster alarm! A big blue monster is threatening the goats! Stopping monsters is no job for dainty Princess Magnolia. But luckily Princess Magnolia has a secret —she’s also the Princess in Black, and stopping monsters is the perfect job for her! Can the princess sneak away, transform into her alter ego, and defeat the monster before the nosy duchess discovers her secret? From award-winning writing team of Shannon and Dean Hale and illustrator LeUyen Pham, here is the first in a humorous and action-packed chapter book series for young readers who like their princesses not only prim and perfect, but also dressed in black.
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    Bo's Magical New Friend: A Branches Book

    Rebecca Elliott

    Paperback (Scholastic Inc., Dec. 26, 2019)
    Meet Rainbow Tinseltail and the unicorns of Sparklegrove Forest, in this magical series from the creator of the bestselling Owl Diaries series!Pick a book. Grow a Reader!This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!Bo Tinseltail loves going to Sparklegrove School with the other unicorns. Every unicorn has a magical power. Bo is a Wish Unicorn with the power to grant wishes. Bo has lots of friends, but one thing Bo wants more than anything is a best friend. When a new unicorn named Sunny Huckleberry pops into the forest, will Bo's big wish finally come true? And what will Sunny's Unicorn Power be? Discover this TWINKLE-TASTIC, full-color series from Rebecca Elliott, creator of the USA Today bestselling Owl Diaries series!
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    Fly Guy Presents: Dinosaurs

    Tedd Arnold

    Paperback (Scholastic Reference, Jan. 7, 2014)
    Learn all about dinosaurs with Fly Guy and Buzz!Fly Guy and Buzz are ready for their next field trip! And in FLY GUY PRESENTS: DINOSAURS they visit a natural history museum to learn all about dinosaurs. With straightforward text, humorous asides, and kid-friendly full-bleed photographs throughout, young readers will learn lots of fun facts about these prehistoric creatures. Award-winning author/illustrator Tedd Arnold really brings nonfiction to life in this fun nonfiction reader!
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    Jake Drake, Know-It-All

    Andrew Clements, Janet Pedersen

    Paperback (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, June 26, 2007)
    MEET JAKE DRAKE, KNOW-IT-ALL Jake Drake is excited about Despres Elementary School's first science fair. He wants to win the grand prize: a brand-new Hyper-Cross-Functional Bluntium Twelve computer system. And he really wants to beat the third-grade know-it-alls, Marsha McCall and Kevin Young. The trouble is, to beat the know-it-alls, Jake has to become a know-it-all himself. And he may just lose more than he wins.
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    Babymouse #6: Camp Babymouse

    Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew Holm

    Paperback (Random House Books for Young Readers, May 8, 2007)
    NEW YORK TIMES bestselling and Newbery Honor winning author Jennifer Holm teams up with Matthew Holm to bring you a fully illustrated graphic novel series packed with humor and kid appeal—BABYMOUSE! With multiple Children's Choice awards and over 1.7 million books in print, kids, parents, and teachers agree that Babymouse is perfect for fans of Junie B. Jones, Ivy and Bean, Big Nate, Dork Diaries, and the Ramona chapter books!Welcome to Camp Babymouse! Two weeks of fresh air, fun, and friendship! Babymouse can't wait for the adventures to start. All that she has to do is relax and make sure she doesn't get lost in the wilderness. What could possibly go wrong, right Babymouse? Uh . . . Babymouse? BABYMOUSE? Uh-oh! Will camp be all that Babymouse dreams of? Or is our brave and fearless camper lost forever?! Find out in Camp Babymouse—the 6th hilarious, action-packed installment of the beloved Babymouse graphic novel series!Here's what people are saying about Babymouse! The Chicago Sun-Times: "Move over, Superman, here comes Babymouse!" Starred Review, The Horn Book: "Nobody puts Babymouse in the corner!" Booklist: "Cute, smart, sassy Babymouse is fun and funny, and this book, like its predecessors, will draw reluctant readers as well as Babymouse fans."The Bulletin: "An almost absurdly likeable heroine."
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    Henry Huggins

    Beverly Cleary, Jacqueline Rogers

    Paperback (HarperCollins, April 3, 2007)
    This timeless classic now features a foreword written by New York Times bestselling author Judy Blume, as well as an exclusive interview with Beverly Cleary herself! This chapter book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 6 to 8 who are ready to read independently. It’s a fun way to keep your child engaged and as a supplement for activity books for children.In the first novel from Newbery Medal–winning author Beverly Cleary, boys and girls alike will be charmed instantly by an average boy whose life is turned upside down when he meets a lovable puppy with a nose for mischief. Just as Henry Huggins is complaining that nothing exciting ever happens, a friendly dog sits down beside him and looks pleadingly at his ice-cream cone. From that moment on, the two are inseparable. But when Ribsy's original owner appears, trying to reclaim his dog, Henry's faced with the possibility of losing his new best friend. Has Klickitat Street seen the last of rambunctious Ribsy?
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    Evelyn the Mermicorn Fairy

    Daisy Meadows

    Paperback (Scholastic Paperbacks, April 30, 2019)
    Mermicorns are the most special and unique creatures in all of Fairyland. Evelyn the Mermicorn Fairy helps keep them and their magic gems safe. The gems give fairies everywhere the confidence to believe in themselves. But when sneaky Jack Frost steals the gems, it's up to Rachel and Kirsty to help save the day. If they don't, all of the fairies in Fairyland will lose the confidence to help others! Find the magic gems in all three stories inside this Rainbow Magic Special Edition and help save the mermicorn magic!
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    Zack Files 01: My Great-grandpa's in the Litter Box

    Dan Greenburg, Jack E. Davis

    Paperback (Grosset & Dunlap, Aug. 6, 1996)
    What I wanted was a cute little kitten. Instead, I got a tough tomcat that talks. And that's not all! He says he's my Great-Grandpa Julius and he needs my help. And messy litter box or not, family is family!
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    Game Over, Super Rabbit Boy! A Branches Book

    Thomas Flintham

    Paperback (Branches, Dec. 27, 2016)
    Super Rabbit Boy is the strongest, bravest, fastest animal in all the land. . .and he's also the star in a video game!Pick a book. Grow a Reader!This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!Uh-oh, Animal Town is in trouble! Meanie King Viking has created a dreaded robot army to spread No Fun across the land. On top of that, he has stolen the happiest and most fun animal ever, Singing Dog. There is only one person who can save the day -- Super Rabbit Boy! Super Rabbit Boy is super fast and super brave, but he's also a video game character living in a video game world. What will happen when Sunny, the boy playing the game, loses each level? Will it be game over for Super Rabbit Boy and all his friends?With full-color art by Thomas Flintham!
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    Bunnicula

    James Howe, Alan Daniel

    Hardcover (Atheneum, Sept. 1, 1999)
    It all begins when the Monroes go to see the movie Dracula. At the theater, Toby finds something on his seat -- a baby rabbit, which he takes home and names Bunnicula. It proves to be an apt name, at least as far as Chester the cat is concerned. Well-read and observant, Chester soon decides that there is something odd about the newcomer. For one thing, he seems to have fangs. And the odd markings on his back took a bit like a cape. Furthermore, Bunnicula sleeps from sunup to sundown and is awake only at night. Is Bunnicula really a vampire? Only Bunnicula knows for sure. But the story of Chester's suspicions and their consequences -- as told by his canine pal, Harold -- make uproarious reading.
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    The Rescue Princesses #1: Secret Promise

    Paula Harrison

    Paperback (Scholastic Paperbacks, May 28, 2013)
    These are no ordinary princesses--they're Rescue Princesses!Princess Emily sometimes wishes that being a princess meant more than wearing fancy dresses and performing endless curtsies. She longs for a life-changing adventure-and she may just get one!Someone is plotting to hurt the deer who live in beautiful Mistberg Forest. Together with some new friends, Emily will have to use her smarts, her savvy, and even some newfound ninja skills to save them.
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    Encyclopedia Brown Box Set

    Donald J. Sobol

    Paperback (Puffin Books, Oct. 18, 2007)
    Perfect for aspiring sleuths--master crime-solver Encyclopedia Brown lets you crack the cases along with him!A set of the first four books in the classic mystery series starring everyone's favorite boy detective Encyclopedia Brown! Whether Encyclopedia is solving cases for his neighborhood friends or his chief-of-police dad, he always has an intriguing mystery to crack. Set includes: Encyclopedia Brown: Boy Detective; Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Secret Pitch; Encyclopedia Brown Finds the Clues; and Encyclopedia Brown Gets His Man
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    I am Jane Goodall

    Brad Meltzer, Christopher Eliopoulos

    eBook (Dial Books, Sept. 6, 2016)
    We can all be heroes. That’s the inspiring message of this New York Times bestselling picture book biography series from historian and author Brad Meltzer. Learn all about Jane Goodall, the chimpanzee scientist. Each picture book in this series is a biography of a significant historical figure, told in a simple, conversational, vivacious way, and always focusing on a character trait that makes the person a role model for kids. The heroes are depicted as children throughout, telling their life stories in first-person present tense, which keeps the books playful and accessible to young children. And each book ends with a line of encouragement, a direct quote, photos, a timeline, and a source list. This tenth book in the series features Jane Goodall, the scientist and conservationist who is famous for her work with chimpanzees.
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    Leroy Ninker Saddles Up: Tales from Deckawoo Drive, Volume One

    Kate DiCamillo, Chris Van Dusen

    Paperback (Candlewick, Aug. 4, 2015)
    “DiCamillo effortlessly slips back into the comfortable rhythms of Mercy’s world, infusing every chapter with subdued wit, warmth, and heart.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)Yippie-i-oh! Saddle up for the first in a spin-off series starring favorite characters from Kate DiCamillo’s New York Timesbest-selling Mercy Watson books. Leroy Ninker has a hat, a lasso, and boots. What he doesn't have is a horse—until he meets Maybelline, that is, and then it's love at first sight. Join Leroy, Maybelline, and everyone's favorite porcine wonder, Mercy, for some hilarious and heartfelt horsing around on Deckawoo Drive.
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    The Magic School Bus And The Electric Field Trip

    Joanna Cole, Bruce Degan, Bruce Degen

    Paperback (Scholastic Paperbacks, Jan. 1, 1999)
    To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Scholastic is re-releasing the ten original Magic School Bus titles in paperback. With updated scientific information, the bestselling science series ever is back!Small enough to squeeze through power lines, Ms. Frizzle's class learns how electric current travels through the town, lights up a light bulb, heats up a toaster, and runs an electric motor. Fans of the Magic School Bus won't be left behind by this simple and informative introduction to the generation and distribution of electricity.
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    What If You Had An Animal Nose?

    Sandra Markle, Howard McWilliam

    Library Binding (Turtleback, Dec. 27, 2016)
    What if you woke up one morning and your nose wasn't yours? What If You Had An Animal Nose? --the next imaginative book in the What If You Had series--explores what would happen if you looked in the mirror and saw an animal's nose instead of your own! From the elephant's long trunk to a rhino's pointy horn, discover what it would be like if you had these special noses--and find out why your nose is just the right one for you! Turtleback binding is a highly durable alternative to a hardcover or paperback book. The comprehensive cover reinforcement process will drastically combat wear and tear, keeping your favorite books in great condition for years to come! Turtleback books are ideal for any reader, or for use in schools or libraries.
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    Sideways Stories from Wayside School

    Louis Sachar, Adam McCauley, Julie Brincklo

    Paperback (HarperCollins, March 26, 2019)
    Bestselling and Newbery Medal-winning author Louis Sachar knows how to make readers laugh. And there are laughs galore in perennial favorite Sideways Stories from Wayside School, the first book in the series!Accidentally built sideways and standing thirty stories high (the builder said he was very sorry for the mistake), Wayside School has some of the wackiest classes in town, especially on the thirtieth floor. That’s where you’ll meet Bebe, the fastest draw in art class; John, who only reads upside down; Myron, the best class president ever; and Sammy, the new kid—he’s a real rat. More than fifteen million readers have laughed at the clever and hilarious stories of Wayside School. So what are you waiting for? Come visit Wayside School! Kids 7 to 13 will zoom through these chapter books—laughing their way through the fast, funny, silly but relatable stories.This funny chapter book series includes:Sideways Stories from Wayside SchoolWayside School Is Falling DownWayside School Gets a Little StrangerAnd now also Wayside School Beneath the Cloud of Doom, the brand-new, fourth installment in the series, and the first in twenty-five years!
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    A to Z Mysteries

    Ron Roy

    Paperback (Scholastic Book Clubs, March 15, 2006)
    Complete set 26 Paperbacks
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    Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus

    Barbara Park, Denise Brunkus

    Paperback (Random House Books for Young Readers, July 28, 1992)
    “Hilarious. Barbara Park makes reading fun.” —Dav Pilkey, author of Dog Man Barbara Park’s #1 New York Times bestselling chapter book series, Junie B. Jones, has been keeping kids laughing—and reading—for more than twenty-five years. Over 65 million copies sold! Meet the World’s Funniest Kindergartner—Junie B. Jones! Remember when it was scary to go to school? In the first Junie B. Jones book, it’s Junie B.’s first day and she doesn’t know anything. She’s so scared of the school bus and the meanies on it that when it’s time to go home, she doesn’t. USA Today: “Junie B. is the darling of the young-reader set.” Publishers Weekly: “Park convinces beginning readers that Junie B.—and reading—are lots of fun.” Kirkus Reviews: “Junie’s swarms of young fans will continue to delight in her unique take on the world. . . . A hilarious, first-rate read-aloud.” Time: “Junie B. Jones is a feisty six-year-old with an endearing penchant for honesty.”
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    Bad Kitty

    Nick Bruel

    Hardcover (Roaring Brook Press, March 17, 2015)
    From the creator of The New York Times bestseller Boing! comes the riotous story of a cat gone berserk -- four times over an in alphabetical order each time. Kitty is not happy hen she's told that her favorite foods are all gone and all that's left are Asparagus, Beets, Cauliflower, Dill...and 22 other equally unappealing vegetables. So she: Ate my homework, Bit grandma, Clawed the curtains, Damaged the dishes, and so on, through Z. Only when tastier things arrive (An Assortment of Anchovies, Buffalo Burritos, Chicken Cheesecake...) does she Apologize to Grandma.
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    Amber Brown

    Paula Danziger

    Paperback (Scholastic Paperbacks, June 1, 2001)
    young readers
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    Write Up a Storm with the Polk Street School

    Patricia Reilly Giff, Blanche Sims

    Paperback (Yearling, Oct. 1, 1993)
    Did you ever want to write your own book? Now is your chance. Patricia Reilly Giff, author of the Kids Of The Polk Street School books, tells you just what to do. She shows you the steps she uses to write great stories like "The Beast in Ms. Rooney's Room" and then gives you a tum. To get started all you need are paper, sharp pencil, a comfortable patch of floor, and your best ideas. So why not join Richard "Beast" Best, Emily Arrow, and all the characters in Patricia Reilly Giff's books and write up a storm
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    Pinkalicious

    Victoria Kann, Elizabeth Kann

    Hardcover (HarperCollins, Jan. 5, 2016)
    This sparkling New York Times bestselling picture book from Victoria and Elizabeth Kann celebrates all things pink while showing readers that being yourself is the best of all. This 10th anniversary edition of Pinkalicious features a special sticker and a glittery jacket just for the occasion.Pinkalicious loves all things pink. From fairy dresses to cotton candy to bubblegum. Most importantly she loves eating pink cupcakes. Mommy and Daddy warn her not to eat too many, but Pinkalicious can’t help herself. They’re just too good! But when Pinkalicious eats one too many, she turns pink herself! What will she do? Pinkalicious is the first picture book starring Pinkalicious and her family. She stars in five more picture books—Purplicious, Goldilicious, Silverlicious, Emeraldalicious, and Aqualicious—as well as I Can Reads, doodle books, and more!
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    Ivy and Bean Book 1:

    Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall

    Hardcover (Chronicle Books, April 20, 2006)
    The moment they saw each other, Bean and Ivy knew they wouldn't be friends. But when Bean plays a joke on her sister, Nancy, and has to hide quickIvy comes to the rescue, proving that sometimes the best of friends are people never meant to like each other. Vibrant characters and lots of humor make this a charmingand addictiveintroduction to Ivy and Bean.
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    Bookmarks Are People Too! #1

    Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver, Scott Garrett

    Hardcover (Grosset & Dunlap, Feb. 6, 2014)
    Handpicked by Amazon kids’ books editor, Seira Wilson, for Prime Book Box – a children’s subscription that inspires a love of reading.Hank stars the same Hank as in the bestselling Hank Zipzer series, only this time he's in 2nd grade! Hank is a kid who doesn't try to be funny, but he somehow always makes the kids in his class laugh. He's pretty bad at memorizing stuff, and spelling is his worst subject. (But so are math and reading!) In the first book in this new series, Hank's class is putting on a play, and Hank wants the lead part: Aqua Fly. But he freezes in his audition and can only buzz like a fly. His teacher creates a special part for Hank, a silent bookmark. This may seem like an insignificant role, but when his enemy, Nick McKelty, freezes during the performance, it's up to Hank to save the play!
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    Heidi Heckelbeck Pool Party!

    Wanda Coven, Priscilla Burris

    Paperback (Little Simon, June 16, 2020)
    In this twenty-ninth Heidi Heckelbeck adventure, Heidi and her friends have a pool party!When Heidi’s swim team, the Little Mermaids, want to raise money for new swim caps and goggles, Heidi helps with the perfect idea: They should throw a pool party! The temperature in Brewster has been hot, hot, hot, and all the kids in town are looking for a way to cool down. With the help of her team, friends, and a little magic, Heidi brings her pool party idea to life. With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Heidi Heckelbeck chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.
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    My Weird School #1: Miss Daisy Is Crazy!

    Dan Gutman, Jim Paillot

    Paperback (HarperCollins, June 29, 2004)
    With more than 23 million books sold, the My Weird School series really gets kids reading!In the first My Weird School book ever, second-grade teacher Miss Daisy is in over her head at Ella Mentary School. She doesn't even know how to add or subtract!But the students, like A.J. and his friends, have other things on their minds. Principal Klutz has promised their class that if they read a million pages in books, they can turn the school into a video-game arcade for one whole night!Perfect for reluctant readers and word lovers alike, Dan Gutman’s insanely popular My Weird School series has something for everyone. Don’t miss the hilarious adventures of A.J. and the gang!This chapter book is an excellent choice to share with children ages 6 to 10 who are ready to read independently. It’s a fun way to keep your child engaged and as a supplement for activity books for children.
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    Kidnapped At Birth?

    Louis Sachar, Adam Record

    Paperback (Random House Books for Young Readers, July 28, 1992)
    This chapter book series by Newbery Honor–winning and bestselling author Louis Sachar features one hilariously overactive imagination! Marvin Redpost has never felt like he fits in with his family. So when he hears a news report about a missing prince who looks just like him, he knows exactly what happened. Now all he has to do is tell Mr. and Mrs. Redpost that it’s time for him to move in with his real parents at the castle…. Hilarious and relatable, Marvin Redpost is perfect for kids who love to bond with quirky characters like Junie B. Jones and George Brown, Class Clown.
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    My Father's Dragon

    Ruth Stiles Gannett, Ruth Chrisman Gannett

    Paperback (Yearling, Dec. 27, 2005)
    The Newbery Honor-winning classic about a daring dragon rescue!When Elmer Elevator hears about the baby dragon being held captive on Wild Island, he knows just what to do. First, he packs his knapsack with important supplies, like chewing gum, lollipops, and lots of rubberbands. Then he stows away on a ship headed for theisland. Along the way, Elmer meets many exotic animals. Each tries to sidetrack him, but Elmer has sometricks up his sleeve . . . or more precisely, in his knapsack. One way or another, he will rescue the dragon!First published in 1948, My Father’s Dragon has delighted generations of young readers. It is classic storytelling at its finest.AN ALA NOTABLE BOOK A COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS TEXT EXEMPLAR IN APPENDIX B "A real delight." —The New Yorker
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    A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr.

    David A. Adler, Robert Casilla

    Hardcover (Holiday House, Sept. 1, 1989)
    The story of the civil rights leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner.
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    Never Girls #1: In a Blink

    Kiki Thorpe, Jana Christy

    eBook (RH/Disney, Oct. 1, 2013)
    A New York Times BestsellerThe Disney Fairies star in a magical all-new early chapter book series for kids ages 6 to 10—The Never Girls!Kate craves adventure and excitement.Mia loves dresses, roses, and anything beautiful.Lainey dreams of talking to animals.Gabby believes in fairies more than anyone.In a blink of an eye, these four best friends all get their biggest wish—they’re whisked off to Never Land, home to Tinker Bell and her fairy friends. The adventure of a lifetime is just beginning! But how will the Never Girls ever get home again?
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    Kristy's Great Idea

    Ann M. Martin, Raina Telgemeier

    Paperback (GRAPHIX, April 28, 2015)
    This graphic novel adapted by Raina Telgemeier, the #1 New York Times bestselling, multiple Eisner Award-winning author of Smile, is now available in full color! Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia, and Stacey are best friends and founding members of The Baby-sitters Club. Whatever comes up -- cranky toddlers, huge dogs, scary neighbors, prank calls -- you can count on them to save the day. Baby-sitting isn't always easy, and neither is dealing with strict parents, new families, fashion emergencies, and mysterious secrets. But no matter what, the BSC have what they need most: friendship. Raina Telgemeier, using the signature style featured in her acclaimed graphic novels Smile and Sisters, perfectly captures all the drama and humor of the original novel!
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    The DATA Set Collection: March of the Mini Beasts; Don't Disturb the Dinosaurs; The Sky Is Falling; Robots Rule the School

    Ada Hopper, Sam Ricks

    Paperback (Little Simon, Oct. 4, 2016)
    Join the DATA Set on their outrageous adventures with this action-packed four-book collection!DANGER! ACTION! TROUBLE! ADVENTURE! Meet Newtonburg Elementary’s whiz kids: Gabe, Laura, Cesar and Olive…a.k.a. the DATA Set! Join the gang as they deal with crazy mishaps after they come face-to-face with their reclusive, mysterious next door neighbor. Dr. Bunsen always has the best intensions. Really he does. But unfortunately for him, nothing ever goes quite right. Thanks to him, the kids learn to think fast in even the most outrageous situations. Join the DATA Set’s adventures where plastic toys come to life, dinosaurs try to eat the team, aliens visit Earth, and an army of robots tries to take over the DATA Set’s school! With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, The DATA Set chapter books are perfect for emerging readers. This action-packed four-book collection includes: March of the Mini Beasts Don’t Disturb the Dinosaurs The Sky Is Falling Robots Rule the School
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