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Danny and the dinosaur and the new puppy

Danny and the dinosaur and the new puppy

by Syd Hoff
Ages 4 - 8
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When Danny gets a new puppy, he reunites with longtime friend Dinosaur for a fun-filled day of playing fetch and rolling over, dinosaur-style.

more like this: [dogs] [dinosaurs] [friendship]

A Curious Tale of the In-between

A Curious Tale of the In-between

by Lauren De Stefano
Ages 9 - 12
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This debut about a girl who befriends ghosts. Pram Bellamy is special-she can talk to ghosts. Then Pram meets Clarence, a boy from school who has also lost a parent and is looking for answers. Together they arrive at the door of the mysterious Lady Savant, who promises to help. But this spiritualist knows the true nature of Pram's power, and what she has planned is more terrifying than any ghost.

more like this: [ghosts] [scary stories]

The blackthorn key

The blackthorn key

by Kevin Sands
Ages 9 - 12
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In 1665 London, fourteen-year-old Christopher Rowe, apprentice to an apothecary, and his best friend, Tom, try to uncover the truth behind a mysterious cult, following a trail of puzzles, codes, pranks, and danger toward an unearthly secret with the power to tear the world apart.

more like this: [friendship] [supernatural] [apprentices] [pharmacists]

Llama Llama Gram and Grandpa

Llama Llama Gram and Grandpa

by Anna Dewdney
Ages 4 - 8
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Spending the night at Gram and Grandpa's house, Llama Llama discovers that he cannot sleep because he has left Fuzzy Llama at home, but Grandpa soon comes up with a solution to replace the stuffed toy.

more like this: [bedtime] [llamas] [grandparents] [sleepovers]

Ladybug Girl and the best ever playdate

Ladybug Girl and the best ever playdate

by David Soman and Jacky Davis
Ages 4 - 8
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Lulu is excited to play with the toy that her best friend Finny brings over, but when the toy loses a wheel and fixing it becomes a game in itself, Lulu realizes that it's even better to play with Finny.

more like this: [toys] [costumes] [imagination] [play] [best friends]

Five-minute Bedtime Bible Stories

Five-minute Bedtime Bible Stories

by Amy/ Carzon Parker
Ages 9 - 12
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Five-Minute Bedtime Bible Stories presents twelve of the most popular stories retold in condensed versions to introduce children to the Bible.

more like this: [bible stories]

Deadly disease of doom

Deadly disease of doom

by Jennifer L Holm and Matthew Holm
Ages 9 - 12
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When Squish, a meek amoeba who loves the comic book exploits of his favorite hero, "Super Amoeba," starts feeling sick, he worries he has caught a deadly illness.

more like this: [graphic novels] [superheroes] [sick] [cartoons and comics] [amoeba]

Immortal guardians

Immortal guardians

by Eliot Schrefer
Ages 9 - 12
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When an ancient dark force emerges from a centuries-long slumber, Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan must stop it from sweeping through Erdas and destroying their spirit animals--and the world.

more like this: [fantasy] [good and evil] [shapeshifting] [spirit animals]

Captain Underpants and the sensational saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot

Captain Underpants and the sensational saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot

by Dav Pilkey
Ages 9 - 12
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George and Harold and their doubles, Yesterday George and Yesterday Harold, have been taking turns going to school, but when the doubles fall prey to their gym teacher, Mr. Meaner, and his method of mind control that turns students into attentive, obedient, perfect children, it is up to original George and Harold to strike back.

more like this: [funny] [inventions] [captain underpants] [schools] [superheroes] [supervillains]

Friendshape

Friendshape

by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Ages 4 - 8
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This joyous book rejoices in the simple beauties of friendship, and reminds readers of all ages that it's good to have a group of pals.

more like this: [friends] [shapes] [concepts]

Duddle Puck

Duddle Puck : The Puddle Duck

by Karma Wilson
Ages 4 - 8
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Meet the one and only Duddle Puck, a plucky duck who does anything but quack. The other barnyard animals think there's no room on a farm for a duck that won't behave like a duck. Yet as they try to teach Duddle Puck be a proper duck, they may just find that their rules aren't all they're "quacked" up to be.

more like this: [animals] [funny] [ducks] [animal sounds]

Tucky Jo and Little Heart

Tucky Jo and Little Heart

by Patricia Polacco
Ages 4 - 8
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Tucky Jo was known as the "kid from Kentucky" when he enlisted in the army at age fifteen. Being the youngest recruit in the Pacific during World War II was tough. But he finds a friend in a little girl who helps him soothe his bug bites, and he gets to know her family and gives them some of his rations. Although the little girl doesn't speak English, Tucky Jo and Little Heart share the language of kindness.

more like this: [friends] [historical fiction] [more to explore]

Where's Walrus? and Penguin?

Where's Walrus? and Penguin?

by Stephen Savage
Ages 4 - 8
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When Walrus escapes the zoo with his new friend Penguin, their adventures are twice the fun!

more like this: [animals] [zoos] [stories without words] [more to explore]

The Little Shop of Monsters

The Little Shop of Monsters

by R L Stine and Marc Brown
Ages 4 - 8
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An illustrated, interactive story with a narrator who invites the reader to meet a vast array of pet monsters, such as the Yucky Mucky twins, and choose one to take home.

more like this: [monsters] [more to explore] [pet shops]

I Survived the Joplin Tornado, 2011

I Survived the Joplin Tornado, 2011

by Lauren Tarshis
Ages 9 - 12
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The 2011 Joplin tornado was a catastrophic tornado that struck Joplin, Missouri in 2011. It was part of a larger tornado outbreak in the spring of that year and reached a maximum width of nearly 1 mile. Lauren will bring her signature intensity to this distinctly American natural disaster, placing a young boy in the middle of one of the deadliest tornado to strike the United States since 1947.

more like this: [survival] [tornadoes]

Space Dumplins

Space Dumplins

by Craig Thompson
Ages 9 - 12
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For Violet Marlocke, family is the most important thing in the whole galaxy. So when her father goes missing while on a hazardous job, she can't just sit around and do nothing. Violet sets out with a group of misfit friends on a quest to find him. With her father's life on the line, nothing is going to stop Violet from trying to rescue him and keep her family together.

more like this: [graphic novels] [comics]

The Golden Vendetta

The Golden Vendetta

by Tony Abbott
Ages 9 - 12
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It's been two months since the Kaplan family hunted down the Serpens relic, but when the evil Galina Krause suddenly and violently reappears, Wade, Darrell, Lily, and Becca have no choice but to face her again. Now they must race to find an artifact said to be crafted by Leonardo da Vinci himself--perhaps the strangest Guardian of all. Along the way, they uncover another layer to Galina's sinister endgame . . . and there might not be enough time to stop it.

Francine Poulet Meets the Ghost Raccoon

Francine Poulet Meets the Ghost Raccoon : Tales from Deckawoo Drive

by Kate DiCamillo
Ages 4 - 8
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Francine Poulet is the greatest animal control officer in Gizzford County. She's battled snakes, outwitted squirrels, and stared down a bear. She is never scared--until, that is, she's faced with a screaming raccoon that may or may not be a ghost. Can she face her fears, round up the raccoon, and return to the ranks of Animal Control?

Leo :  a ghost story

Leo : a ghost story

by Mac Barnett
Ages 4 - 8
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Leo is a friendly house ghost--but when a family moves into his house, and tries to get rid of him, he leaves and roams the city looking for a friend.

more like this: [ghosts] [friendship] [ghost stories]

Prince Fly Guy

Prince Fly Guy

by Tedd Arnold
Ages 4 - 8
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Buzz is writing a fairy tale for homework, and Fly Guy naturally assumes the role of a handsome prince, who fends off a giant and rescues a beautiful princess.

more like this: [homework] [imagination] [fairy tales] [flies] [humorous stories]

Hamster princess

Hamster princess : Harriet the Invincible

by Ursula Vernon
Ages 9 - 12
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Never a conventional princess, Harriet becomes an adventurer after learning she is cursed to fall into a deep sleep on her twelfth birthday, but after two years of slaying ogres, cliff-diving, and more with her riding quail, Mumfrey, things go awry at home and she must seek a prince to set things right.

more like this: [princesses] [hamsters] [humorous stories] [adventurers]

Firefly Hollow

Firefly Hollow

by Alison McGhee
Ages 9 - 12
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Because their dreams of daring adventures go against the cautious teachings of their nations, Firefly and Cricket set out on their own, find a home with kindly Vole, and together help a grieving "miniature giant" named Peter.

more like this: [friendship] [fireflies] [crickets] [voles] [grief]

The day the crayons came home

The day the crayons came home

by Drew Daywalt
Ages 4 - 8
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One day, Duncan is happily coloring with his crayons when a stack of postcards arrives in the mail from his former crayons, each of which has run away or been left behind, and all of which want to come home.

more like this: [colors] [crayons] [humorous stories] [postcards]

Frank Einstein and the BrainTurbo

Frank Einstein and the BrainTurbo

by Jon Scieszka
Ages 9 - 12
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Frank Einstein (kid-genius, scientist, and inventor) and his best friend Watson, along with Klink (a self-assembled artificial-intelligence entity), and Klank (a mostly self-assembled and artificial almost intelligence entity), once again find themselves in competition with T. Edison, their classmate and archrival--this time in the quest to unlock the power behind the science of the human body.

more like this: [human body] [robots] [inventors] [humorous stories]

1-2-3 zooborns!

1-2-3 zooborns!

by Andrew Bleiman and Chris Eastland
Ages 4 - 8
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Attention, animal lovers! It's time to count along with a whole new crew of adorable zoo babies. Featuring irresistible animal photos, bouncy text, and a fact-filled glossary, this just might be the cutest counting book ever to hit the shelves.

more like this: [counting] [zoo animals]

Old Wolf

Old Wolf

by Avi
Ages 9 - 12
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A wolf and bird must fight the starving time and find food, while a human boy learns to hunt.

more like this: [wolves] [friendship] [ravens]

Fuzzy mud

Fuzzy mud

by Louis Sachar
Ages 9 - 12
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Two middle-grade kids take a shortcut home from school and discover what looks like fuzzy mud but is actually a substance with the potential to wreak havoc on the entire world.

more like this: [schools] [diseases]

Climbing Everest

Climbing Everest

by Gail Herman & Michele Amatrula
Ages 9 - 12
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Could you climb the world's highest mountain? Thrill seekers and young explorers will love this inspiring Totally True Adventure.

more like this: [mount everest] [mountaineers] [mountaineering]

Goodnight songs

Goodnight songs : a celebration of seasons

by Margaret Wise Brown
Ages 4 - 8
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Twelve seasonal lullabies are illustrated by contemporary artists, including Floyd Cooper, Leo Espinosa, and Dadu Shin.

more like this: [lullabies] [songs]

Get out of my bath!

Get out of my bath!

by Britta Teckentrup
Ages 4 - 8
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Ellie the elephant's relaxing bath is disrupted by splashing friends, prompting her to suck up all of the water into her trunk until everyone else leaves, in an interactive story that invites readers to tilt and shake the book for splashy effects.

more like this: [animals] [baths]

I Will Chomp You!

I Will Chomp You!

by Jory John
Ages 4 - 8
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A monster tries to chomp any reader who wants to go past the first page of the book in order to keep his cakes safe.

more like this: [monsters]

Billy's Booger

Billy's Booger

by William Joyce
Ages 4 - 8
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A young lad who would rather draw than do math, spell, or gargle finds the perfect outlet for his always-on imagination in this manifesto to creative joie de vivre, featuring a book within a book, from the brilliant minds that brought you The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.

more like this: [contests] [schools] [imagination] [authorship]

Hat trick

Hat trick

by Alex Morgan
Ages 9 - 12
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With the playoffs over, Devin and her seventh-grade friends decide to try out for a soccer travel team, but friendships are threatened because not everyone makes it on to the tough, competitive team, and in the mean time the girls are faced with a crisis--budget cuts threaten to eliminate the soccer program at the elementary school Devin's little sister attends.

more like this: [soccer] [schools] [friendships] [teamwork] [fundraising]

Dragons at Crumbling Castle

Dragons at Crumbling Castle : and other tales

by Terry Pratchett
Ages 9 - 12
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An illustrated collection of fourteen short stories featuring "dragons and wizards, councilors and mayors, an adventurous tortoise and a monster in a lake, along with plenty of pointy hats and a few magic spells" written when the author was a teenaged newspaper reporter.

more like this: [dragons] [knights] [wizards] [short stories]

Finders Keepers

Finders Keepers!

by Keiko Kasza
Ages 4 - 8
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A hat is not just a hat in these woods! From tree branch to stream to flower patch--wherever the hat lands, someone knows exactly what to do with it and exclaims, "Finders, keepers!"

more like this: [animals] [hats] [humorous stories] [lost and found]


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