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Bookjacket for The Absent Author

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The Absent Author The Absent Author / Ron Roy ; illustrated by John Gurney

Dink Duncan and his two friends investigate the apparent kidnapping of famous mystery author Wallis Wallace.


Bookjacket for  Alvin Ho Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things

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Alvin Ho Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things Alvin Ho Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things / [text by] Lenore Look ; illustrated by LeUyen Pham

A young boy in Concord, Massachusetts, who loves superheroes and comes from a long line of brave Chinese farmer-warriors, wants to make friends, but first he must overcome his fear of everything.


Bookjacket for The Amazing Mystery Show

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The Amazing Mystery Show The Amazing Mystery Show / Gertrude Warner Chandler

The Boxcar Children have been chosen to play in an exciting new game show! A camera crew is following the Aldens around the city of Philadelphia as they compete with another brother-and-sister team in a search for clues. The search isn't easy, though, especially when someone has tampered with the Aldens' map and stolen one of Benny's treasures! Why is their team being sabotaged?


Bookjacket for  Amber Brown is Not a Crayon

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Amber Brown is Not a Crayon Amber Brown is Not a Crayon / Paula Danziger ; illustrated by Tony Ross

The year she is in the third grade is a sad time for Amber because her best friend Justin is getting ready to move to a distant state.


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Archie Takes Flight Archie Takes Flight / Wendy Mass and Michael Brawer ; illustrated by Elise Gravel

On "Take Your Kid to Work Day," eight-year-old Archie discovers that his father drives a space taxi that shuttles aliens from one area of the universe to another.


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Bad Kitty School Daze Bad Kitty School Daze / Nick Bruel

When Kitty's owners have finally had enough of her bad behavior, it's time to ship her off to obedience school.


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Bink and Gollie Bink and Gollie / Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee ; illustrated by Tony Fucile

Two roller-skating best friends--one tiny, one tall--share three comical adventures involving outrageously bright socks, an impromptu trek to the Andes, and a most unlikely marvelous companion.


Bookjacket for  Cam Jansen and the Joke House Mystery

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Cam Jansen and the Joke House Mystery Cam Jansen and the Joke House Mystery / David A. Adler ; illustrated by Joy Allen

While Cam's Aunt Molly is competing in a comedy contest, the expensive plate the winner will receive disappears and Cam and Eric set out to find it before the contest's over.


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The Chicken Squad The Chicken Squad / Doreen Cronin ; illustrated by Kevin Cornell

Dirt, Sweetie, Poppy, and Sugar might be chicks, but they sure aren't chicken. They're the Chicken Squad, and it's up to them to figure out what Tail, the not-so-brave squirrel, is so afraid of. When he describes it as BIG and Scary, that doesn't give much insight as to what is lurking beyond the coop. Can our fecklees, fluffy heroes defeat something that could very well be -- gulp -- from out of this world?


Bookjacket for  Clementine, Friend of the Week

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Clementine, Friend of the Week Clementine, Friend of the Week / Sara Pennypacker ; pictures by Marla Frazee

With her kitten, Moisturizer, missing and having fought with her best friend, Margaret, eight-year-old Clementine finds it hard to concentrate on doing her best as her classmate's Friend of the Week.


Bookjacket for  Don't Throw it to Mo!

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Don't Throw it to Mo! Don't Throw it to Mo! / David A. Adler ; illustrated by Sam Ricks

"Mo is the youngest kid on the Robins football team. The kids on the rival team tease him for being a 'butterfingers' who's too tiny to catch the ball. But Mo's coach has a plan up his sleeve to turn Mo's little size into a big win for the Robins"--


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Fly Away Fly Away / Patricia MacLachlan

While in North Dakota helping her Aunt Frankie prepare for a possible flood, Lucy finds her voice as a poet with the help of her two-year-old brother Teddy, the rest of their family, and a few cows.


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Fly Guy Presents Fly Guy Presents / Tedd Arnold

During a visit to a space museum, Fly Guy and Buzz learn all about planets, space crafts, space suits, and even dirty snowballs (i.e. comets)!


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Fortunately, the Milk Fortunately, the Milk / Neil Gaiman

While picking up milk for his children's cereal, a father is abducted by aliens and finds himself on a wild adventure through time and space


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Freddie Ramos Takes Off Freddie Ramos Takes Off / Jacqueline Jules ; art by Miguel Benítez

Freddie finds a mysterious package outside his apartment containing sneakers that allow him to run faster than a train, and inspire him to perform heroic deeds.


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Gooney Bird Greene Gooney Bird Greene / Lois Lowry : illustrated by Middy Thomas

A most unusual new student who loves to be the center of attention entertains her teacher and fellow second graders by telling absolutely true stories about herself, including how she got her name.


Bookjacket for  Hello, Nebulon!

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Hello, Nebulon! Hello, Nebulon! / Ray O'Ryan ; illustrated by Colin Jack

Moving from Earth to the futuristic planet Nebulon in 2120, eight-year-old Zack is nervous about starting school and meeting people.


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Ivy + Bean Ivy + Bean / written by Annie Barrows ; illustrated by Sophie Blackall

When seven-year-old Bean plays a mean trick on her sister, she finds unexpected support for her antics from Ivy, the new neighbor, who is less boring than Bean first suspected.


Bookjacket for  Judy Moody : Around the World in 8 1/2 Days

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Judy Moody : Around the World in 8 1/2 Days Judy Moody : Around the World in 8 1/2 Days / Megan McDonald
Judy Moody's new friendship with Amy Namey causes problems with her old friends and the school project they are working on together.

Bookjacket for  Julian, Secret Agent

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Julian, Secret Agent Julian, Secret Agent / Ann Cameron ; illustrated by Diane Allison

When Julian, his little brother Huey, and their friend Gloria decide to be "crime busters," they find themselves in one adventure after another.


Bookjacket for  Just Grace Gets Crafty

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Just Grace Gets Crafty Just Grace Gets Crafty / written and illustrated by Charise Mericle Harper

"There's a new crossing guard in town named Marie who needs a bit of help making friends, a fun substitute teacher for Miss Lois, and most exciting, Grace and Mimi are going to have their own table at the craft fair"--


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Katie Woo, Where Are You? Katie Woo, Where Are You? / Fran Manushkin ; illustrated by Tammie Lyon

While shopping with her parents in a mall, Katie helps a lost boy, not realizing that she may be lost, too.


Bookjacket for  Leroy Ninker Saddles Up

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Leroy Ninker Saddles Up Leroy Ninker Saddles Up / Kate Dicamillo

Saddle up for this first volume in a spin-off series starring favorite characters from DiCamillo's "New York Times"-bestselling Mercy Watson books. Leroy Ninker has a hat, a lasso, and boots. What he doesn't have is a horse--until he meets Maybelline, and then it's love at first sight.


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Little Red Quacking Hood Little Red Quacking Hood / Noah Z. Jones
In her second adventure in the Land of Fake-Believe, Princess Pink meets Scaredy-Pants Wolf, a baker whose business has been robbed by Little Red Quacking Hood--and to save the bakery Princess must figure out why the ducks are suddenly so interested in pies.

Bookjacket for  Lola Levine is Not Mean!

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Lola Levine is Not Mean! Lola Levine is Not Mean! / Monica Brown ; illustrated by Angela Dominguez

Second-grader Lola has a wonderful family, a great teacher, and the best friend ever, Josh, and they all help her feel better after she is teased and forbidden to play team sports at recess for having accidentally hurt classmate Juan during a soccer game.


Bookjacket for  Lulu and the Duck in the Park

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Lulu and the Duck in the Park Lulu and the Duck in the Park / Hilary McKay ; illustrated by Priscilla Lamont

Lulu, who loves animals, brings an abandoned duck egg to school, even though her teacher has banned Lulu from bringing animals to school ever again.


Bookjacket for  Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel

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Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel / Nikki Grimes ; illustrated by R. Gregory Christie

Spunky third-grader Dyamonde Daniel misses her old neighborhood, but when she befriends a boy named Free, another new student at school, she finally starts to feel at home.


Bookjacket for  Meet Josefina, an American Girl

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Meet Josefina, an American Girl Meet Josefina, an American Girl / Valerie Tripp ; illustrations, Jean-Paul Tibbles ; vignettes, Susan McAliley

Nine-year-old Josefina, the youngest of four sisters living in New Mexico in 1824, tries to help run the household after her mother dies.


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Mercy Watson to the Rescue Mercy Watson to the Rescue / Kate DiCamillo ; illustrated by Chris Van Dusen

After Mercy the pig snuggles to sleep with the Watsons, all three awaken with the bed teetering on the edge of a big hole in the floor.


Bookjacket for  Miami Jackson Sees it Through

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Miami Jackson Sees it Through Miami Jackson Sees it Through / Patricia & Fredrick McKissack ; illustrated by Michael Chesworth

Miami Jackson and his strict new fourth grade teacher, Miss Spraggins, get off to such a bad start that Miami is determined to transfer out of her class, even if it means leaving his friends behind.


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The Miniature World of Marvin & James The Miniature World of Marvin & James / Elise Broach ; illustrated by Kelly Murphy

When his best friend, a human boy named James, goes away on vacation, Marvin the beetle worries that their friendship may end.


Bookjacket for  More of Monkey & Robot

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More of Monkey & Robot More of Monkey & Robot / Peter Catalanatto
Presents four stories about best friends Monkey and Robot, who try out Halloween costumes, visit the beach, consider what to do with a tire they find, and figure out if it is morning or night.

Bookjacket for  My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish

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My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish / Mo O'Hara

When Tom?s big brother decides to become an Evil Scientist, his first experiment involves dunking Frankie the goldfish into toxic green gunk. Tom knows that there is only one thing to do: Zap the fish with a battery and bring him back to life! But there?s something weird about the new Frankie. He?s now a BIG FAT ZOMBIE GOLDFISH with hypnotic powers ... and he?s out for revenge!--Amazon.


Bookjacket for  Nate the Great, Where Are You?

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Nate the Great, Where Are You? Nate the Great, Where Are You? / Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Mitchell Sharmat
Nate the Great and his dog, Sludge, have solved countless cases in their easy-to-read books. For once, they would like to take a break from detective work. Especially since new cases—cases they do not want—await them: Rosamond wants to track down a walking turnip, Annie wants to find Fang’s missing canine toothpaste, Claude wants to locate something special (whatever that means), and Harry wants to solve the mystery of the dog with four tails. Everyone demands Nate’s attention, but all Nate wants is to escape. And after trying on disguises so that he and Sludge can go unrecognized, the sleuthing duo try to hide out in the woods. It’s not long before they hear familiar voices shouting, “Nate the Great, where are you?” Is it asking too much for the pancake-eating detective and his bone-chewing partner to get a day off? Suggested by Marian (12/14)

Bookjacket for  Nikki & Deja

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Nikki & Deja Nikki & Deja / Karen English ; illustrated by Laura Freeman

When an arrogant new girl comes to school, third-graders and best friends Nikki and Deja decide to form a club that would exclude her but find the results not what they expected.


Bookjacket for  Otto's Orange Day

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Otto's Orange Day Otto's Orange Day / Frank Cammuso

After a genie fulfills Otto the cat's wish by turning the whole world orange, Otto realizes that his favorite color is not the best color for everything.  Learn more about "Toon Books" at www.toon-books.com.


Bookjacket for  Pedro's Big Goal

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Pedro's Big Goal Pedro's Big Goal / Fran Manushkin ; [illustrator, Tammie Lyon]

Pedro would love to be the goalie in the team's first game, but another boy is bigger--so all his friends come over to help him practice before the tryout.


Bookjacket for The Princess in Black

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The Princess in Black The Princess in Black / Shannon and Dean Hale
Hiding her secret identity as a monster-fighting superhero, Princess Magnolia interrupts her fancy tea with the unsuspecting Duchess Wigtower to stop a big blue monster from endangering her kingdom's goats.

Bookjacket for  Rafi and Rosi

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Rafi and Rosi Rafi and Rosi / Lulu Delacre

Two tree frogs, mischievous Rafi and his younger sister Rosi, learn about the plants and animals of Puerto Rico together.


Bookjacket for The Secret Chicken Society

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The Secret Chicken Society The Secret Chicken Society / Judy Cox

When Daniel's third-grade class raises baby chicks for a class project and he takes the five chickens home for the summer, he is surprised when one of them turns out to be a rooster.


Bookjacket for A Short Tale about a Long Dog

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A Short Tale about a Long Dog A Short Tale about a Long Dog / New York Times best-selling authors Henry Winkler
Rescuing a Dachshund from an animal shelter after convincing his skeptical father to get the family a dog, Hank struggles to prove his trustworthiness after his new canine friend gets loose at the park.

Bookjacket for  Sly the Sleuth and the Code Mysteries

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Sly the Sleuth and the Code Mysteries Sly the Sleuth and the Code Mysteries / Donna Jo Napoli

Sly uses her detective skills to help her friends solve mysteries that all involve some kind of code.


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Spider Stampede Spider Stampede / Ali Sparkes

While seeking their lost dog, Piddle, twins Josh and Danny encounter their next-door neighbor, Petty Potts, a mad scientist whose SWITCH spray accidentally turns them into spiders.


Bookjacket for  Star of the Week

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Star of the Week Star of the Week / written by Caroline Adderson ; illustrated by Ben Clanton

"At last, it's Jasper John Dooley's turn to be Star of the Week at school. But somehow, events don't unfold quite the way he had expected. When his best friend, Ori, tells the class about his new baby sister, no one is interested any more in Jasper's show and tell. ... Fortunately, with the help of his parents and his friends--as well as a hammer and some nails--Jasper John Dooley manages to turn things around"--Flap p. 1 of dust jacket.


Bookjacket for  Stink and the Attack of the Slime Mold

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Stink and the Attack of the Slime Mold Stink and the Attack of the Slime Mold / Megan McDonald ; illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds

After learning about slime molds during the Saturday Science Club, Stink finds the organism growing in his room and starting to take over the world.


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Sylva and the Fairy Ball Sylva and the Fairy Ball / Margaret McNamara
Sylva Bell is not old enough to attend the Fairy Ball with her sisters Clara, Rosy, and Golden, but when a horde of trolls crashes the ball, Sylva bravely comes to the rescue.
Tomas and the Library Lady Tomas and the Library Lady / Pat Mora ; illustrated by Raul Colon

While helping his family in their work as migrant laborers far from their home, Tomas finds an entire world to explore in the books at the local public library.


Bookjacket for  Toys Go Out

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Toys Go Out Toys Go Out / Emily Jenkins ; illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky

Six stories relate the adventures of three best friends, who happen to be toys.


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The Vanishing Coin. The Vanishing Coin. / Kate Egan with magician Mike Lane

Mike reluctantly bonds with good-girl neighbor Nora while learning fun skills at The White Rabbit magic shop, the owner of which believes Mike could become a great magician.


Bookjacket for  Welcome to Silver Street Farm

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Welcome to Silver Street Farm Welcome to Silver Street Farm / Nicola Davies

What are three city friends to do when a couple of newly adopted baby poodles turn out to be sheep and some eggs thought to be rotten hatch into ducklings? For Gemma, Meera, and Karl, the answer's easy--turn the abandoned train station into a city farm! Throw in a friendly policeman, a chicken-herding dog, and a pair of runaway goats, and you've got yourself the start of Silver Street Farm--the little farm in the big city.


Bookjacket for The Year of the Book

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The Year of the Book The Year of the Book / Andrea Cheng ; illustrated by Abigail Halpin

Follows a young Chinese American girl, as she navigates relationships with family, friends, and her fourth-grade classroom, and finds a true best friend.


Bookjacket for  Young Cam Jansen and the Substitute Mystery

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Young Cam Jansen and the Substitute Mystery Young Cam Jansen and the Substitute Mystery / David A. Adler ; illustrated by Susanna Natti

Cam's photographic memory helps a scatterbrained substitute teacher, especially when he discovers that he has misplaced his coat.


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Zelda and Ivy Zelda and Ivy / Laura Mcgee Kvasnosky

After fox sisters Zelda and Ivy and their best friend Eugene watch the new Secret Agent Fox movie, they are inspired to do some detective work then practice their new skills when rain threatens their campout plans.

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