• Best Series for 2nd Graders

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    Henry And Mudge First Book

    Cynthia Rylant, Suçie Stevenson

    Paperback (Simon Spotlight, June 1, 1996)
    The first book in the acclaimed Ready-to-Read series from Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant featuring Henry and his lovable 180-pound dog, Mudge.Henry, feeling lonely on a street without any other children, finds companionship and love in a big dog named Mudge.
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    Horrible Harry's Secret

    Suzy Kline, Frank Remkiewicz

    Paperback (Puffin Books, Sept. 1, 1998)
    Harry's in love, and his best friend, Doug, is disgusted -- Harry won't even throw snowballs at girls anymore. Will Harry ever go back to being his horrible self?"Kline captures perfectly the crowd scenes and private moments in the classroom."-- Booklist
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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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    Zelda and Ivy

    Laura McGee Kvasnosky

    Paperback (Candlewick, Feb. 11, 2014)
    “A gentle, humorous look at sibling dynamics. . . . Doozy up your shelves with Zelda and Ivy.” —School Library Journal (starred review)Zelda and Ivy are fox sisters with a flair for the dramatic. Their exploits unfold with plenty of sugar and sass in this spirited trio of stories. Wry and genuine, the linked episodes and expressive illustrations will strike home with beginning readers, especially those who’ve experienced the warmth—and occasional wrath—of a sibling’s attentions.
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    Miss Nelson Is Missing!

    Harry G. Allard Jr., James Marshall

    Paperback (HMH Books for Young Readers, Oct. 28, 1985)
    The kids in Room 207 were misbehaving again. Spitballs stuck to the ceiling. Paper planes whizzing through the air. They were the worst-behaved class in the whole school. So begins this quirky classic, first published in 1977 and still relevant today as a lighthearted reminder to show our appreciation to those we value. The students don’t proffer a shred of respect for their good-natured teacher Miss Nelson, but when the witchy substitute Miss Viola Swamp appears on the scene, they start to regret their own wicked ways. James Marshall’s scritchy, cartoonish full-color ink and wash illustrations are hilarious. A back-to-school perennial!
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    Mercy Watson to the Rescue

    Kate DiCamillo, Chris Van Dusen

    Paperback (Candlewick, Dec. 22, 2009)
    The first adventure of this New York Times best-selling porcine wonder is available in paperback.To Mr. and Mrs. Watson, Mercy is not just a pig — she's a porcine wonder. And to the portly and good-natured Mercy, the Watsons are an excellent source of buttered toast, not to mention that buttery-toasty feeling she gets when she snuggles into bed with them. This is not, however, so good for the Watsons' bed. BOOM! CRACK! As the bed and its occupants slowly sink through the floor, Mercy escapes in a flash – "to alert the fire department," her owners assure themselves. But could Mercy possibly have another emergency in mind — like a sudden craving for their neighbors' sugar cookies? Welcome to the wry and endearing world of Mercy Watson — an ebullient character for early chapter-book readers in a series that's destined to be a classic.
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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 Littles

    John Peterson, Roberta Carter Clark

    Paperback (Scholastic Paperbacks, Jan. 1, 1993)
    The Littles is a timeless favorite that's been enjoyed for decades. Ready to grab the attention of a new generation, fresh cover art brings an updated look to this classic series.The Littles live in the walls of the Biggs' house. But when the Biggs go on vacation a messy family comes to stay, the trouble begins. Mice! Cats! How much can one small family take? Will Tom and Lucy, the littlest Littles of all, be able to save the day
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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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    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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    Fancy Nancy: Budding Ballerina

    Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser

    Paperback (HarperFestival, Oct. 8, 2013)
    What starts out as dancing school just for Dad quickly turns into a ballet class for Nancy's whole family. Fans of Fancy Nancy will delight in learning to plié, pirouette, and jeté with Nancy as she demonstrates all of the positions she's learned in ballet class.From the New York Times bestselling team Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser, who have entertained millions of girls and boys with the Fancy Nancy series.
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    The Candy Corn Contest

    Patricia Reilly Giff, Blanche Sims

    Paperback (Yearling, Nov. 2, 1987)
    It's almost Thanksgiving, and Richard Best can't stop thinking about Ms. Rooney's Candy Corn contest. Whoever can guess the exact number of yellow-and-orange candies in the jar on Ms. Roney's desk gets to keep them all. The only problem is Richard has to read a page in a library book for each guess.Smelly Matthew, who sits in front of him, knows they'll never win. "We're the worst readers in the class, " he says. But Richard won't give up. He can already taste those Candy Corns. And before he knows it, he has. Three fat juicy ones.What will Ms. Rooney do when she finds out?
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    Commander Toad in Space

    Jane Yolen

    Paperback (Puffin Books, Sept. 1, 1987)
    "A funny space adventure that spoofs Star Wars while providing an easy-to-read story." —BooklistBrave Commander Toad and the crew of the spaceship Star Warts have a mission: they must go where no spaceship has gone before and bring a little bit of earth out to the alien stars. But when they try to land their sky skimmer on the planet made of water, a terrible sound rises from the waves. Deep Wader is not pleased at being disturbed. "This planet belongs to me," he roars. It looks as though the crew of the Star Warts might become the monster's lunch.Fans of DK Readers: LEGO Star Wars, Tom Angleberger's Origami Yoda, and silliness will toad-ally love Commander Toad!
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    Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot

    Dav Pilkey, Dan Santat

    Paperback (Scholastic Inc., April 29, 2014)
    From Dav Pilkey, creator of Captain Underpants, and acclaimed artist Dan Santat, an out-of-this-world friendship adventure with all-new full-color illustrations!Meet Ricky Ricotta, a little mouse with a big problem!Ricky Ricotta lives in Squeakyville with his mom and dad. Ricky has a hard time making friends at school, and the neighborhood bullies are always picking on him. If only Ricky could find someone to be his best buddy and keep those creepy bullies away!Meanwhile, on the other side of town, a mad scientist named Dr. Stinky McNasty has created a Mighty Robot who is as gentle as he is powerful. Dr. Stinky plans to make the Robot destroy Squeakyville, but there's one little thing in his way: Ricky Ricotta! When Ricky rescues the Robot, an unlikely friendship begins. And Ricky discovers that a little mouse can be a BIG hero -- with some help from his new best friend!
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    Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes

    James Dean, Eric Litwin

    Hardcover (HarperCollins, July 26, 2011)
    Time to head back to school with this bestselling groovy Pete the Cat book!Pete the Cat is rocking in his school shoes. Pete discovers the library, the lunch room, the playground, and lots of other cool places at school. And no matter where he goes, Pete never stops moving and grooving and singing his song...because it’s all good.The fun never stops—download the free groovin’ song.Don't miss Pete's other adventures, including Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes, Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons, Pete the Cat Saves Christmas, Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses, Pete the Cat and the Bedtime Blues, Pete the Cat and the New Guy, Pete the Cat and the Cool Cat Boogie, Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes, Pete the Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party, and Pete the Cat: Crayons Rock!
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    Fox and His Friends

    Edward Marshall, James Marshall

    Paperback (Penguin Young Readers, Sept. 1, 1985)
    In three separate episodes Fox wants to play with his friends, but duty, in one form or another, always interferes.
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    And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street

    Dr. Seuss

    Hardcover (Random House Books for Young Readers, Aug. 19, 1989)
    Dr. Seuss’s very first book for children! From a mere horse and wagon, young Marco concocts a colorful cast of characters, making Mulberry Street the most interesting location in town. Dr. Seuss’s signature rhythmic text, combined with his unmistakable illustrations, will appeal to fans of all ages, who will cheer when our hero proves that a little imagination can go a very long way. (Who wouldn’t cheer when an elephant-pulled sleigh raced by?) Now over seventy-five years old, this story is as timeless as ever. And Marco’s singular kind of optimism is also evident in McElligot’s Pool.
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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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    Frog and Toad are Friends

    Arnold Lobel

    Paperback (HarperCollins, Feb. 18, 2003)
    Celebrate the power of friendship in these five adventurous stories starring Frog and Toad—a Caldecott Honor Book! This classic I Can Read story is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 4 to 6. It’s a fun way to learn to read and as a supplement for activity books for children.From writing letters to going swimming, telling stories to finding lost buttons, Frog and Toad are always there for each other—just as best friends should be. Frog and Toad Are Friends is a Level Two I Can Read book, geared for kids who read on their own but still need a little help.The classic Frog and Toad stories by Arnold Lobel have won numerous awards and honors, including a Newbery Honor (Frog and Toad Together), a Caldecott Honor (Frog and Toad are Friends), ALA Notable Children’s Book, Fanfare Honor List (The Horn Book), School Library Journal Best Children’s Book, and Library of Congress Children’s Book.
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    Stink and the Shark Sleepover

    Megan McDonald, Peter H. Reynolds

    Paperback (Candlewick, Feb. 10, 2015)
    Shark-tastic! Stink gets to sleep with the fishes after his parents win an aquarium sleepover.When Stink and his friends get to sleep over at the aquarium, it’s a science freak’s dream come true. Stink loves the sea-creature scavenger hunt, the jellyfish light show, and the sand tiger sharks with razor-sharp teeth. But after some spooky stories around the virtual campfire, can he manage to fall asleep thinking about Bloody Mary, the mutant Frankensquid that’s supposed to be on the prowl?
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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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    Madeline

    Ludwig Bemelmans

    Hardcover (The Viking Press, Jan. 1, 1967)
    “In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines lived twelve little girls in two straight lines the smallest one was Madeline.” Nothing frightens Madeline—not tigers, not even mice. With its endearing, courageous heroine, cheerful humor, and wonderful, whimsical drawings of Paris, the Madeline stories are true classics that continue to charm readers, even after 75 years! Ludwig Bemelmans (1898-1962) was the author of the beloved Madeline books, including Madeline, a Caldecott Honor Book, and Madeline's Rescue, winner of the Caldecott Medal.
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    Let's Go Home, Little Bear

    Martin Waddell, Barbara Firth

    Paperback (Candlewick, Jan. 23, 1995)
    Big Bear and Little Bear are returning home from a wonderful romp through the snowy woods, when a noise startles Little Bear. Plod, plod, plod—suddenly the woods are alive with unseen Plodders and Drippers and Ploppers. Poor Little Bear is very scared. But Big Bear is beside him with comforting explanations and a piggyback ride to bring him safely home.
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    Bedtime for Frances

    Russell Hoban, Garth Williams

    Hardcover (HarperFestival, Sept. 29, 1995)
    Famed for her many adventures, Frances made her debut with this title over thirty years ago. In this first Frances book, the little badger adroitly delays her bedtime with requests for kisses and milk, and concerns over tigers and giants and things going bump in the night. Long a favorite for the gentle humor of its familiar going to bed ritual, Bedtime for Frances is at last available with the warmth of full color enriching Garth Williams’s original nuanced and touching art. ‘Here is the coziest, most beguiling bedtime story in many a day.’—Kirkus Reviews (pointer).
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    Poppleton: Poppleton Everyday

    Cynthia Rylant, Mark Teague

    Paperback (Blue Sky Press, April 1, 1998)
    In a new addition to the popular Poppleton series that contains three charming, easy-to-read stories by an award-winning author, Poppleton the pig goes stargazing, buys a bed, and sails. Simultaneous.
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    About Amphibians: A Guide for Children

    Cathryn Sill, John Sill

    Hardcover (Peachtree Publishing Company, Aug. 1, 2018)
    This beginner’s guide offers a first glimpse into the natural world of amphibians.In this addition to the acclaimed About… series, educator and author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what amphibians are, how they look, how they move, what they eat, and where they live. With beautifully detailed, realistic paintings, noted wildlife illustrator John Sill introduces readers to a variety of amphibians, from frogs and toads to salamanders and more. An afterword provides details on the animals featured and inspires readers to learn more.
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    Mr. Putter & Tabby Spill the Beans

    Cynthia Rylant, Arthur Howard

    Paperback (HMH Books for Young Readers, Sept. 13, 2010)
    Mr. Putter can’t imagine why anyone would need to know one hundred ways to cook beans. His neighbor Mrs. Teaberry can, and she says a cooking class will be something new and fun for them to do. Mr. Putter isn’t so sure—he’d much rather think about an ice cream soda than all those beans. But Mrs. Teaberry has a way of talking him into things. It turns out that learning one hundred ways to cook beans might be more exciting than Mr. Putter ever expected. With his cat, Tabby, and Mrs. Teaberry’s dog, Zeke, at the class with them, everything takes a chaotic turn when Zeke bites into something surprising—and beans go flying!
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    Nate the Great

    Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, Marc Simont

    Paperback (Yearling, April 15, 1977)
    Join the world’s greatest detective, Nate the Great, as he solves the mystery of the lost picture! Perfect for beginning readers and the Common Core, this long-running chapter book series will encourage children to problem-solve with Nate, using logical thinking to solve mysteries! CAN NATE SOLVE THE CASE FOR HIS FRIEND ANNIE? Nate the Great has a new case! His friend Annie has lost a picture. She wants Nate to help her find it. Nate the Great must get all the facts, ask the right questions, and narrow the list of suspects so he can solve the mystery. Visit Nate the Great and Sludge! NatetheGreatBooks.com Praise for the Nate the Great Series ★ “Kids will like Nate the Great.” —School Library Journal, Starred “A consistently entertaining series.” —Booklist “Loose, humorous chalk and watercolor spots help turn this beginning reader into a page-turner.” —Publishers Weekly “Nate, Sludge, and all their friends have been delighting beginning readers for years.” —Kirkus Reviews “They don’t come any cooler than Nate the Great.” —The Huffington Post
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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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    Clifford's Family

    Norman Bridwell

    Paperback (Cartwheel Books, Sept. 1, 2010)
    Clifford is visiting his family! Clifford loves his family and misses them, so Emily Elizabeth takes him to visit his mother, father, and siblings in turn! Clifford's RESPECT for his family shows through in the way he makes time to see them.Featuring a full page of stickers!
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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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    Arthur Babysits

    Marc Brown

    Paperback (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Sept. 1, 1994)
    D.W. volunteers Arthur to babysit the terrible Tibble twins, notorious for their mischief. The situation gets out of control, but Arthur comes up with a great idea to get the twins to behave. Text copyright 2004 Lectorum Publications, Inc.
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    Tales of Oliver Pig

    Jean Van Leeuwen, Arnold Lobel

    Hardcover (Dial, Jan. 1, 1979)
    In the world of Oliver Pig and his family, ordinary times become very special when Oliver takes care of his grandmother, cheers up his mother when she cries, and bakes cookies on a cold, rainy day
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    Pinky and Rex

    James Howe, Melissa Sweet

    Hardcover (Simon Spotlight, March 30, 1990)
    Pinky and Rex are the best of friends, but a trip to the museum with Pinky's dad and his sister, Amanda, puts their friendship to the test. When Pinky, whose favorite color is pink, and Rex, who loves anything to do with dinosaurs, set their sights on the very same stuffed animal at the museum gift shop, it takes a little wisdom and some help from an unexpected source before the matter is neatly sorted out. Pinky and Rex is the first in a series of short chapter books about this inseparable pair by acclaimed author James Howe. Accompanied by Melissa Sweet's exuberant illustrations, Pinky and Rex captures perfectly the challenges -- and the rewards -- that true friendship brings.
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    George and Martha

    James Marshall

    Paperback (HMH Books for Young Readers, Sept. 11, 1974)
    Two lovable hippos teach the meaning of friendship in five separate vignettes: "Split Pea Soup," "The Flying Machine," "The Tub," "The Mirror," "The Tooth."
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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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    If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

    Laura Numeroff, Felicia Bond

    Hardcover (Harper Collins Publishers, Oct. 6, 2015)
    Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the award-winning If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, one of the most beloved children’s books of all time, from the #1 New York Times bestselling team Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond.If a hungry little mouse shows up on your doorstep, you might want to give him a cookie. And if you give him a cookie, he'll ask for a glass of milk. He'll want to look in a mirror to make sure he doesn't have a milk mustache, and then he'll ask for a pair of scissors to give himself a trim....This book is a great first introduction to Mouse, the star of the If You Give... series and a perennial favorite among children. With its spare, rhythmic text and circular tale, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is perfect for beginning readers and story time!
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    Amelia Bedelia

    Peggy Parish, Fritz Siebel

    Paperback (HarperCollins, Dec. 26, 2012)
    Learn to read with the classic Amelia Bedelia! Ever since Amelia Bedelia made her debut in 1963, young readers have been laughing out loud at the antics of this literal-minded but charming housekeeper. From dressing the chicken to drawing the drapes, Amelia Bedelia does exactly what Mr. and Mrs. Rogers tell her to do. If things get a bit mixed up, well, that's okay. When Amelia Bedelia is involved, everything always turns out perfectly in the end! This Level 2 I Can Read is perfect for kids who read on their own but still need a little help."No child can resist Amelia [Bedelia] and her literal trips through the minefield of the English language—and no adult can fail to notice that she's usually right when she's wrong."—The New York Times Book Review
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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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    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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    Curious George

    H. A. Rey

    Hardcover (Turtleback Books, March 15, 1973)
    FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. In this, the original book about the curious monkey, George is taken from the jungle by the man in the yellow hat to live in a new home, but oh, what happened! Though trying to be good, George is still very curious and takes a swim in the ocean, escapes from jail, and goes for a flying ride on a bunch of balloons. This treasured classic is where it all began for the curious, loveable monkey.
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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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    The Teacher from the Black Lagoon

    Mike Thaler, Jared Lee

    Paperback (Cartwheel Books, Aug. 1, 2008)
    An outrageously funny tale of how rumors can make a student create a monster out of any teacher!Two popular books from the bestselling Black Lagoon series--TEACHER and LIBRARIAN--are now reissued with fun new covers! Join Hubie once again as he faces his comically horrific fears during his first day of school and his first trip to the school library. Featuring a fire-breathing teacher and a library where all the books are bolted to the shelves, these stories are sure to amuse and quell fears of new experiences at the same time!
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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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    Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds

    David A. Adler, Susanna Natti

    Paperback (Puffin Books, July 22, 2004)
    No mystery is too great for super-sleuth Cam Jansen and her amazing photographic memory! Can Cam help catch the diamond thief? Cam and her friend Eric are sitting at the mall when the jewelry store is robbed. Cam sees the thief, but the police arrest the wrong person. Now it's up to Cam to catch the real criminal!The Cam Jansen books are perfect for young readers who are making the transition to chapter books, and Cam is a spunky young heroine whom readers have loved for over two decades.
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    Judy Moody

    Megan McDonald, Peter H. Reynolds

    Paperback (Candlewick, July 22, 2002)
    The mercurial Judy Moody will delight any kid who's known a bad mood or a bad day—and managed to laugh anyway.And, the winners of the Judy Moody All-About-Me Contest are announced! See the amazing winning and runner-up entries at http://www.fablevision.com/judymoody/winners_test.html — and find out how you can make your own All-About-Me collage.Judy Moody was in a mood. Not a good mood. A bad mood. A mad-faced mood.Judy Moody doesn’t have high hopes for third grade. But she does have an abundance of individuality and attitude, and when Mr. Todd assigns the class a special Me Project, she really gets a chance to express herself! Megan McDonald’s spirited text and Peter Reynolds’s wry illustrations will delight any kid who’s known a bad mood or a bad day - and managed to laugh anyway.
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