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Daddy hugs

Daddy hugs

by Nancy Tafuri
Ages 4 - 8
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Various young woodland animals describe, in their own unique ways, what they love most about hugs from their fathers. Includes a list of creatures hidden in the pictures for readers to find.

more like this: [animals] [fathers] [hugs] [picture puzzles]

The fourteenth goldfish

The fourteenth goldfish

by Jennifer L Holm
Ages 9 - 12
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Ellie's scientist grandfather has discovered a way to reverse aging, and consequently has turned into a teenager--which makes for complicated relationships when he moves in with Ellie and her mother, his daughter.

more like this: [grandfathers] [scientists] [ebooks]

The Boundless

The Boundless

by Kenneth Oppel
Ages 9 - 12
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The Boundless , the greatest train ever built, is on its maiden voyage across the country, and first-class passenger Will Everett is about to embark on the adventure of his life!

more like this: [adventures] [circuses] [trains] [ebooks]

The book of secrets

The book of secrets

by Cynthia Voigt
Ages 9 - 12
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Self-reliant Max Starling, a twelve-year-old detective and problem solver, struggles to keep his identity a secret as he investigates a case of arson, while cryptic messages from his still missing parents indicate that they need rescuing.

more like this: [mysteries]

The city jungle

The city jungle

by Felix Salten
Ages 9 - 12
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Although the animals at the city zoo enjoy each other's friendship, they all long to be free of the daily visitors, the sounds of the city, and the cages.

more like this: [zoos] [animals]

The sweet story of hot chocolate!

The sweet story of hot chocolate!

by Stephen Krensky
Ages 4 - 8
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Did you know that for thousands of years, chocolate was a beverage and not a solid candy? Or that soldiers in the Revolutionary War received a monthly ration of chocolate for drinking?

more like this: [easy readers] [great nonfiction]

Good dragon, bad dragon

Good dragon, bad dragon

by Christine Nostlinger
Ages 4 - 8
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Forging an unbeatable trio with two imaginary dragons, Finn struggles with his scaly best friends' apprehensions about swimming when his mother announces plans to go to the beach.

more like this: [dragons] [fear] [more to explore]

The warrior sheep go jurassic

The warrior sheep go jurassic

by Christine & Christopher Russell
Ages 9 - 12
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This is the fourth hilarious adventure in the brilliant Warrior Sheep series. The whole world is in danger ...because of an egg! Sal thinks it's a dragon's egg. Wills thinks it's a dinosaur egg. Whatever it is, the Warrior Sheep know one thing for certain ...it must never hatch! The Warriors are rampaging through the Isle of Wight, on their most dangerous quest yet. They must be brave. They must be bold. But above all, they must be absolutely baaarmy!

more like this: [sheep] [funny] [warrior sheep]

Sabotage season

Sabotage season

by Alex Morgan
Ages 9 - 12
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Devin and the rest of the team must figure out who is trying to sabotage them before the playoffs start.

more like this: [soccer] [friends] [the kicks]

Captain Awesome gets a hole-in-one

Captain Awesome gets a hole-in-one

by Stan Kirby
Ages 4 - 8
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"When Eugene goes mini-golfing for Meredith Mooney's birthday party, he realizes he's actually an excellent mini-golfer! But Meredith realizes this too, and she starts to cheat so that she'll win. Will Eugene reveal her cheating ways?"

more like this: [easy readers] [birthdays] [parties] [superheroes]

Mine!

Mine!

by Sue Heap
Ages 4 - 8
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Amy learns to share her toys with baby Joe and twins Zack and Jack.

more like this: [growing up] [sharing] [toys]

The good, the bad, and the beagle

The good, the bad, and the beagle

by Catherine Lloyd Burns
Ages 9 - 12
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Shy, eleven-year-old Veronica Louse Morgan of New York City is not happy about having to attend Randolf School for Girls, but by the end of her first year she not only has some new friends, she may have finally convinced her parents that she is ready to own a dog.

more like this: [dogs] [friends] [funny] [families] [schools] [new york]

Magic mountain

Magic mountain

by Rosie Banks
Ages 9 - 12
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Best friends Ellie, Summer, and Jasmine head to the slopes of Magic Mountain in order to stop the brownies from being turned into icicles by recovering Queen Malice's fifth enchanted thunderbolt.

more like this: [magic] [mountains] [secret kingdom]

Splat and Seymour, best friends forevermore

Splat and Seymour, best friends forevermore

text by Alissa Heyman
Ages 4 - 8
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Splat the Cat tries to plan the best surprise party ever for his friend Seymour. But Seymour gets worried by all the secrecy--does Splat not want to be friends anymore?

more like this: [splat the cat] [popular characters] [cats] [friends] [easy readers]

Night sky dragons

Night sky dragons

by Mal Peet
Ages 9 - 12
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Yazul loves making kites with his grandfather, but all he truly desires is the approval of his father. Yazul's father, lord of a han along the Silk Road, is a man made stern by loneliness, and Yazul's love of kite-making only seems to elicit disappointment. "Travel and trade are what matters," his father says. But when the han is attacked by bandits, Yazul has an idea. With the help of his grandfather, he might just be able to use his kite-making skills to scare the bandits away and save the han. Will Yazul's courage and cleverness make his father proud?

more like this: [kites] [courage] [fathers]

Merry Christmas tales.

Merry Christmas tales

Dreamworks Storytellers
Ages 4 - 8
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Collects Christmas-themed stories adapted from DreamWorks animated films and television series, including "Rise of the Guardians" and "Penguins of Madagascar."

more like this: [popular characters]

The mummy's curse

The mummy's curse

by Penny Warner
Ages 9 - 12
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A trip to a museum to learn about Ancient Egypt turns into a new case for the Code Busters when they discover that someone may be stealing artifacts and replacing them with cunning forgeries.

more like this: [mummies] [museums] [mysteries] [code busters]

The witch's boy

The witch's boy

by Kelly Barnhill
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A lightning bolt erupted from the cloud and aimed directly at Ned's heart. He couldn't cry out. He couldn't even move. He could just feel the magic sink into his skin and spread itself over every inch of him, bubbling and slithering and cutting deep, until he didn't know where the magic stopped and he began.

more like this: [ebooks] [magic] [witches] [friends] [fantasy] [twins]

'Twas Nochebuena

'Twas Nochebuena

by Roseanne Greenfield Thong
Ages 4 - 8
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Explores Latin American traditions for celebrating Christmas Eve in a text that combines English and Spanish words and follows the rhythm of Clement Moore's "The Night Before Christmas".

more like this: [celebrations] [christmas] [stories in rhyme]

My Big Barefoot Book of Wonderful Words

My Big Barefoot Book of Wonderful Words

by Sophie Fatus
Ages 4 - 8
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follow a bustling family through their busy day.

more like this: [vocabulary] [concepts]

Ivan :

Ivan: the remarkable true story

by Katherine Applegate
Ages 4 - 8
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The true story of Ivan, known as the Shopping Mall Gorilla, who lived alone in a small cage for almost 30 years before being relocated to the gorilla habitat at ZooAtlanta.

more like this: [animals] [gorillas]

Dory Fantasmagory

Dory Fantasmagory

by Abby Hanlon
Ages 4 - 8
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Dory, the youngest in her family, is a girl with a very active imagination, and she spends the summer playing with her imaginary friend, pretending to be a dog, battling monsters, and generally driving her family nuts.

more like this: [easy readers] [imagination] [families]

The fairy-tale matchmaker

The fairy-tale matchmaker

by ED Baker
Ages 9 - 12
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Defying her mother's wishes and the Tooth Fairy Guild, Cory quits her tooth fairy training to explore such things as babysitting an adventurous Humpty Dumpty and helping Suzy organize her seashells by the seashore until, at last, Cory discovers a power she never knew she had.

more like this: [fairy tales] [tween reads] [tooth fairy]

Kid sheriff and the terrible Toads

Kid sheriff and the terrible Toads

by Bob Shea
Ages 4 - 8
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The Toad brothers are wreaking havoc in Drywater Gulch when a boy with no experience but immense knowledge of dinosaurs rides into town on his tortoise and declares himself the new sheriff.

more like this: [toads] [more to explore] [funny] [dinosaurs]

Pinkalicious : soccer star

Pinkalicious: soccer star

by Victoria Kann
Ages 4 - 8
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Pinkalicious and her soccer team, the Pinksters, play their first game against the Ravens, but when the ball is kicked off the field, Pinkalicious chases it and is picked up by Goldilicious for a trip around the world.

more like this: [soccer] [pinkalicious] [easy readers]

Zombies of the Caribbean

Zombies of the Caribbean

by John Kloepfer
Ages 9 - 12
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Escaping the mainland for the Caribbean, Zack Clarke and his team search for an eccentric explorer and renowned zombie expert who may be able to cure the zombie pandemic.

more like this: [funny] [zombies] [zombie chasers]

The Angel Tree

The Angel Tree

by Daphne Benedis-Grab
Ages 9 - 12
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Every Christmas in the small town of Pine River, a tree appears in the town square and people tie wishes to it, but nobody knows where the tree comes from--but this year four children are determined to solve the mystery of the Angel Tree.

more like this: [christmas] [mysteries] [friends]

Mimi and Bear in the snow

Mimi and Bear in the snow

by Janee Trasler
Ages 4 - 8
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Bear is Mimi's constant companion until one busy day, when Bear is not there.

more like this: [teddy bears] [friends] [snow]

There was an old lady who swallowed a fly

There was an old lady who swallowed a fly

by Rashin
Ages 4 - 8
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We all remember the old lady who swallowed a fly, a spider, a cat, a dog, a cow, and a horse. Now we know how she did it! Rashin's colorful and comedic illustrations take you mid-gulp to mid-belly as the animals are swallowed whole.

more like this: [nursery rhymes]

The junkyard bot

The junkyard bot

by CJ Richards
Ages 9 - 12
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When George Gearing's personal robot Jackbot gets hit by a car, George rebuilds him into something amazing, only to have him disappear just as darkness threatens the town, leaving George and his new friend Anne Droid to find out what happened.

more like this: [robots rule] [robots] [science fiction]

The twelve days of Christmas

The twelve days of Christmas

by illustrated by LeUyen Pham
Ages 4 - 8
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A newly illustrated version of the traditional song.

more like this: [celebrations] [folk songs] [christmas]

Return to Planet Tad

Return to Planet Tad

by Tim Carvell
Ages 9 - 12
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Tad is back, and he's blogger than ever. Tad survived seventh grade, but his troubles are just getting started. From his first sort-of date (a disaster) to his semiformal dance (a bigger disaster), all Tad wants to do is make it out of this year alive.

more like this: [middle school] [tween reads] [funny] [blogs]

Bear hug

Bear hug

by Katharine McEwen
Ages 4 - 8
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When a young bear must face his first winter alone, he relies on the skills he learned from his parents to prepare for the season.

more like this: [animals] [bears] [seasons]

Max and the won't go to bed show

Max and the won't go to bed show

by Mark Sperring
Ages 4 - 8
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Max does magic tricks to delay bedtime as long as possible.

more like this: [growing up] [bedtime] [magic tricks]

Shouldn't you be in school?

Shouldn't you be in school?

by Lemony Snicket
Ages 9 - 12
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Young Lemony Snicket investigates a rash of fires that have plagued the town of Stain'd-by-the-Sea, revealing secrets that involve the Department of Education and the notorious villain Hangfire. All the wrong questions 3.

more like this: [apprentices] [funny] [mysteries]

Dino-boarding

Dino-boarding

by Lisa Wheeler
Ages 4 - 8
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Meat-eating and vegetarian dinosaurs compete in surfing, skateboarding, and snowboarding events.

more like this: [activities] [dinosaurs] [extreme sports]

Tales from a not-so-happily ever after

Tales from a not-so-happily ever after

by Rachel Renee Russell with Nikki Russell and Erin Russell
Ages 9 - 12
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A bump on the head suffered during gym class causes middle school drama queen Nikki Maxwell to have a crazy dream where all of her acquaintances assume the roles of familiar fairy tale characters. Dork Diaries 8.

more like this: [dork diaries] [middle school] [fairy tales] [dreams]


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