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No mystery is too great for super-sleuth Cam Jansen and her amazing photographic memory!
When the Wild Calls
McKinley, a malamute, is a good dog -- he's reliable and trustworthy. Whether it's watching over the other dogs of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, or taking care of his human pup, Jack, McKinley never even thinks of letting anyone down -- until he meets Lupin.
The first book in the series about everyone's favorite classroom pet!
Baseball and basketball action abound in this Sports Story Series book from Washington Post KidsPost columnist and author Fred Bowen - perfect for fans of Mike Lupica and Tim Green.
"Perfect Game is about the important lessons sports can teach: How to play for the love of the game." ―Tim Shriver, Chairman of the Board, Special Olympics
What’s a guy gotta do to get some freckles? This perennial bestselling favorite from Judy Blume has a fresh new look!
More than anything in the world, Andrew Marcus wants freckles. His classmate Nicky has freckles—they cover his face, his ears, and the whole back of his neck. But when Andrew asks Nicky where he got them, Nicky just says he was born with them.
"My name is King. I am a dog. I am also a detective."
King has a very big mystery to solve. His family is missing, and he's been put in the P-O-U-N-D. Why doesn't his beloved human (Kayla) come to get him? When King is adopted by Connor and his mom, things get more confusing. The new family calls him Buddy!
Seven students are about to have their lives changed by one amazing teacher in this school story sequel filled with unique characters every reader can relate to.
This sequel to Beverly Cleary's beloved Newbery Medal-winning classic, Dear Mr. Henshaw, stars Strider, a dog who loves to run.
Can a stray dog change the life of a teenage boy? It looks as if Strider can.
When Daniel finds out that his class is going to hatch chicks as a science project, he is thrilled. He's sure that his parents will let him adopt Peepers, who is his favorite. But who ever guessed that chicks could run amok and get into so much trouble?!
Nobody outfoxes Fantastic Mr. Fox!
From the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG, featuring a full-color interior!
The popular Hank the Cowdog series is based on the humorous antics of the canine Head of Ranch Security. In this first book, Hank and his little buddy, Drover, set out to solve a series of baffling murders on the ranch. Is Hank a suspect? An Outlaw? Can he clear his good name?
From Lynne Jonell, the popular author of Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat, comes a high-spirited story of mixed-up magic and wishes gone awry.
Third grade brings lots of surprises, but one thing hasn't changed a bit--Harry and Sidney are still sworn enemies. And their relationship only gets worse when Sidney accidentally kills Harry's pet spider. But Harry comes up with a horribly funny way to get revenge during a class trip to a creepy copper mine.
The first book in a hilarious chapter book series that tackles anxiety in a fun, kid-friendly way. Perfect for both beginning and reluctant readers, and fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid!
People may drift apart, but love can hold them together. A touching tale of pets and family told in the “venerable spare and moving style” of Newbery Medalist Patricia MacLachlan, author of Sarah, Plain and Tall (Booklist).
When William’s father leaves, his mother promptly goes out and adds four dogs and a cat to their lives.
Oliver Jeffries is used to moving around. His dad is in the Army, and moving is just part of life. But it finally looks like they'll be staying in one place, and Oliver decides to join Jackson Middle School's football team. Things couldn't be going better: he's the starting wide receiver, his team is undefeated, and he's actually starting to make friends.
Someone keeps playing pranks on Ryan and it is starting to affect how he plays basketball. Who is the big prankster and why is he or she out to get Ryan? Part of the Jake Maddox series of books, this story is sure to hook young sports fans.
Caleb has always batted with the same wood bat--until the other team accuses Caleb of cheating by tampering with the bat Now Caleb is forced to use the aluminum bat. How is he supposed to help his team win when he keeps striking out?
Wiglaf's supposed to be a dragon slayer, but he's more like a dragon babysitter when he finds a baby dragon and decides to keep it! Back in his first new adventure in four years, Wiglaf is as funny and appealing as ever.
Think you know the real story behind the Greek myths? Think again. Most people only know what Zeus wants them to. But the truth is, Zeus is a total myth-o-maniac. Hades, King of the Underworld, is here to set the record straight on how he ended up as Ruler of the Underworld and Zeus became King of the Gods.
Don't miss Barbara O'Connor's other middle-grade worklike Wish; Wonderland; Greetings from Nowhere; Fame and Glory in Freedom, Georgia; The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester; and more!
The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system!
Opening this book is like sitting down in a canoe, taking up a paddle, and gliding out into the summer beauty of a hidden lake. In this picture book that is as refreshing and inviting as a perfect canoe day, a fawn peeks out from the trees as ducklings fan out behind their mother. Butterflies pause and fish laze beneath the lily pads.
When twelve-year-old Ryan reluctantly agrees to join his experienced older brother, Tanner, on a camping trip, he never dreams that it will turn into the most frightening day of his life.
Soon to be an animated series from Nickelodeon!
"Big Nate is funny, big time" —Jeff Kinney, author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid
"Big Nate is funny, big time!"—Jeff Kinney, author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Big Nate is going for broke in the fourth novel in the hilarious New York Times bestselling series by Lincoln Peirce!
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!
A humorous chapter book about a fourth-grade boy, full of the fun of growing up in Hawaii.
Calvin Coconut lives near the beach in Kailua, Hawaii, with his mom and his little sister. All his friends live there, too.
Eggs is a quirky and moving novel about two very complicated, damaged children. David has recently lost his mother to a freak accident, his salesman father is constantly on the road, and he is letting his anger out on his grandmother. Primrose lives with her unstable, childlike, fortuneteller mother, and the only evidence of the father she never knew is a framed picture.$5.99ISBN: 9780440415022Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Yearling - February 11th, 2003
Beginning readers are introduced to the detective mystery genre in these chapter books. Perfect for the Common Core, kids can problem-solve with Nate, using logical thinking to solve mysteries!$5.99ISBN: 9780545206969Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 DaysPublished: Scholastic Paperbacks - March 1st, 2011
The horror of Hurricane Katrina is brought vividly to life in this fictional account of a boy, a dog, and the storm of the century.Barry's family tries to evacuate before Hurricane Katrina hits their home in New Orleans. But when Barry's little sister gets terribly sick, they're forced to stay home and wait out the storm.At first, Katrina doesn't seem to be as bad as predicted.$6.99ISBN: 9780671890759Availability: Special OrderPublished: Aladdin Paperbacks - September 1st, 1995
Some dogs have a bark bigger than their bite. But Sweetie, The Great Dane, can't afford to bark -- or bite.$7.99ISBN: 9781250073280Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 DaysPublished: Square Fish - April 12th, 2016
An irresistible collection of short stories for cat lovers.$6.99ISBN: 9780380709199Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: HarperCollins - August 12th, 2008
Newbery Medal-winning author Beverly Cleary brings her understanding and warmth to every page of this wonderful story of a "bad boy."
When it comes to stirring up a little excitement in class, Otis Spofford knows just what to do. He can turn a folk dance fiesta into a three-ring circus . . . or an arithmetic lesson into a spitball marathon.$4.99ISBN: 9780590440615Availability: BackorderedPublished: Scholastic - July 1st, 1991
The hugely popular early chapter book series re-emerges with a new look Brand-new eye-catching cover art brings a modern feel to this classic monster series for young readers.$5.99ISBN: 9781250040435Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Feiwel & Friends - April 22nd, 2014
Want to see something cool?
I can make that quarter vanish.
All it takes is a little magic…$7.99ISBN: 9781416928140Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 DaysPublished: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - October 1st, 2006
HARE TODAY, GONE TOMORROW
Bunnicula is missing! Chester is convinced all the world's vegetables are in danger of being drained of their life juices and turned into zombies. Soon he has Harold and Howie running around sticking toothpicks through hearts of lettuce and any other veggie in sight.$4.99ISBN: 9780060745226Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 DaysPublished: HarperCollins - May 31st, 2005
With more than 12 million books sold, the My Weird School series really gets kids reading!$6.99ISBN: 9780152024857Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 DaysPublished: HMH Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2001
Chet Gecko loves a good mystery. Almost more than he loves his fee--stinkbug pie.$7.99ISBN: 9780440421870Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 DaysPublished: Yearling - May 11th, 2010
Melonhead, the first book in author Katy Kelly's laugh-out-loud chapter book series, is now in paperback!
$5.99ISBN: 9780765353252Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 DaysPublished: Starscape - August 29th, 2006
Invasion of the Road Weenies, a collection of warped and creepy tales ranging from the silly and offbeat to flat-out horrifying from the award-winning storyteller and master of the macabre, David Lubar
$4.99ISBN: 9780064440370Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 DaysPublished: HarperCollins - June 29th, 1983
Now young children can read about dinosaurs'even how to say their names'by themselves. 'Shouts of welcome will greet this new addition to the Early I Can Read series.' 'H. 'Excellent illustrations . . . a virtual necessity for any library that serves primary-grade children.' 'SLJ.$5.99ISBN: 9780440410287Availability: Special OrderPublished: Yearling - July 1st, 1995
Slow-learner Daniel Martin escapes his peers' teasing by spending most of his time outdoors. But when a van crash plunges him and a gang of bullies in the river, Daniel must choose between saving himself and risking his life to save the others.$5.99ISBN: 9780375875274Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Random House Books for Young Readers - May 23rd, 2006
From popular A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy comes a red, white, and blue mystery perfect for the election season!
$5.99ISBN: 9780307265142Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Random House Books for Young Readers - April 9th, 2002
From popular A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy comes a red, white, and blue mystery perfect for the election season!$5.99ISBN: 9781536213775Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 DaysPublished: Candlewick - March 9th, 2021
In honor of Judy Moody's younger "bother," the creators of the award-winning series have put themselves in a very Stink-y mood.
Shrink, shrank, shrunk!$5.99ISBN: 9780679819462Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 DaysPublished: Random House Books for Young Readers - July 28th, 1992
This chapter book series by Newbery Honor–winning and bestselling author Louis Sachar features one hilariously overactive imagination!
$6.99ISBN: 9780807508527Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 DaysPublished: Albert Whitman & Company - January 1st, 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.$6.99ISBN: 9780062011053Availability: Special OrderPublished: HarperCollins - July 3rd, 2018
Winner of the Christopher Award and Florida's Sunshine State Young Readers Award
He's endearing. He's funny. He's a survivor.
In this moving tale of adventure and triumph based on a true story, meet Hooper, the tenacious puppy who makes an incredible journey in search of home.$5.99ISBN: 9780375868825Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Random House Books for Young Readers - June 26th, 2012
It's a mystery every month from popular A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy! With the younger siblings of the A to Z Mysteries kids!
July is for Jitters...$5.99ISBN: 9780061802225Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 DaysPublished: Balzer + Bray - April 24th, 2012
From award-winning author Emily Jenkins and New York Times bestselling illustrator Harry Bliss comes the first book in a sweet, quirky chapter book series about a boy and his invisible friend, Inkling. Perfect for fans of Clementine and Ivy and Bean. This series is a great choice for emerging readers who are ready for chapter books.