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A Picture Book of Frederick Douglass
David A. Adler*****After escaping slavery in 1838, Douglass goes on to become an orator, writer, and leader in the abolitionist movement before dying in 1895.
A Picture Book of Sacagawea
David A. Adler*****This illustrated biography describes the life of Sacagawea. From the time she was captured by an enemy tribe to her explorations with Lewis and Clark, Sacagawea proved that courage, strength, and quick thinking were her trademarks.
Edgar Allan's Official Crime Investigation Notebook
Mary Amato*****First Slurpy is fishnapped, then other things from Mrs. Blackwell's room start to disappear. Odder still, whoever is committing these crimes leaves a note written in poetry. Edgar has it all covered in his "crime investigation notebook"—but so does Patrick Chen, who has copied Edgar and is trying to solve the case first. Yet as Edgar keenly observes his surroundings, he notices many interesting things about his classmates. The more closely he watches two "suspects," the more he begins to think they might make pretty good friends. This warm and humorous story puts writing, friendship, and mystery into a short, accessible chapter book.
The Word Eater
Mary Amato*****Lerner Chanse, a new student at Cleveland Park Middle School, finds a worm that magically makes things disappear, and she hopes it will help her fit in, or get revenge, at her hated school.
The Word Eater
Mary Amato*****Lerner Chanse, a new student at Cleveland Park Middle School, finds a worm that magically makes things disappear, and she hopes it will help her fit in, or get revenge, at her hated school.
Peppe the Lamplighter
Elisa Bartone*****Peppe becomes a lamplighter to help support his immigrant family in turn-of-the-century New York City, despite his papa's disapproval. But when Peppe's job helps save his little sister, he earns the respect of his entire family.
Marvel Heroes: Look and Find
Caleb Burroughs*****
The Extreme Team 6: Into the Danger Zone
Matt Christopher*****When an old friend comes to visit, Charlie is not at all happy with the changes he sees—especially when Rick gets reckless on his snowboard, chasing X and some of Charlie's other friends off the slopes.
Matt Christopher*****FACE-OFF A jealous teammate can lead to danger on the ice.... When it comes to skating, Scott Harrison can't be beat. Still, he can't believe it when he's asked to play for the Golden Bears hockey team. But soon his excitement turns to doubt, then fear, when a resentful teammate ruins his confidence. Scott must confront his nemesis or give up his dream of playing hockey forever.
Stealing Home
Matt Christopher*****Joey is sure he will not get along with the exchange student from Nicaragua who is staying with his family for a year, but they find common ground on the baseball field.
The Basket Counts
Matt Christopher*****On-court hostility threatens Mel's place on the team Mel Jensen is new to the Titans basketball team, but he knows he could be a vital part of the starting lineup-if only two other players would give him a chance to show his stuff. But Caskie and Stoney seem bent on ignoring him, and Mel knows it's because he's black. Should Mel fight fire with fire, or should he try to get along, if only for the sake of the team?
The Extreme Team 2: Day of the Dragon
Matt Christopher*****While studying kung fu to try to overcome his clumsiness, Mark learns something that may interfere with his friends' plans for a group Halloween costume.
The Extreme Team 3: Roller Hockey Rumble
Matt Christopher*****When Bizz and her friends arrange a high-stakes roller hockey game with another team, Bizz is reminded about the importance of friendship.
The Extreme Team 4: On Thin Ice
Matt Christopher*****Savannah is excited about throwing a holiday ice skating party and has already invited friends from her new school, when she learns that Jonas has invited the crowd from her old school to a party the same day.
The Extreme Team 5: Rock On
Matt Christopher*****X's friends believe he can excel at any extreme sport, so when they want to check out the new climbing wall at the mall, he decides to hide his fear of heights rather than have them think him a coward.
The Extreme Team 7: Wild Ride
Matt Christopher*****Knowing that the mountain trails are unsafe for bicycles due to fallen trees and other obstacles, Jonas helps organize a clean-up crew in early spring, but when he hears someone else biking on the trail he cannot resist a ride of his own.
The Great Quarterback Switch
Matt Christopher*****Can Michael and Tom read each other's minds? Michael and Tom Curtis are identical twins who share a love of football. Unfortunately, because of a tragic accident, Michael must watch from the sidelines as his brother calls the plays on the football field. During one game Michael concentrates very hard on a play he thinks could help the team, and Tom calls the exact play a split second later! Is it coincidence, or can the boys communicate through ESP? The boys try a daring experiment in which they push their telepathic powers to the limit ... and suddenly, impossibly, Michael is running the ball for a spectacular touchdown!
Top Wing
Matt Christopher*****When his father is accused of causing a fire through faulty wiring, Dana tries to get to the bottom of the allegations. But when he discovers the shocking truth, he must decide whether to keep quiet or ruin a reputation by going public.
The Little Brown Jay: A Tale from India
Elizabeth Claire*****In this pourquoi tale from India, a magical brown jay helps the beautiful Princess Maya and is rewarded in a wonderful, unexpected way. Full color.
Jimmy and Janet 1-4: Two Times the Fun
Beverly Cleary*****Jimmy and Janet are twins, but that doesn't mean they are just alike.
When we first meet Jimmy, he wants to dig a real hole. He likes to use a real, grown-up shovel. While he's working, his sister, Janet, pretends to be a bird! She likes to use her imagination. But the twins both like silly jokes, brand- new boots, and talking to Mr. Lemon, the mailman.
As Beverly Cleary writes about Jimmy and Janet's doings, the unique understanding of children that she brings to all of her beloved books is coupled with a keen awareness of duo dynamics that comes from raising twins herself.
Originally published as four separate picture books (The Real Hole, Two Dog Biscuits, The Growing-Up Feet, and Janet's Thingamajigs), these are stories that a Jimmy would like because they are so true-to-life, and that a Janet would love because they are so believable.
Jimmy and Janet 3: The Growing-Up Feet
Beverly Cleary*****Four-year-old twins Jimmy and Janet can't wait to grow up. So when they go off to get new shoes, they buy bright red boots that will s-t-r-e-t-c-h and grow along with them. "Catches the nuances of preschool concerns with extraordinary precision."—Kirkus Reviews.
Helen Keller
Margaret Davidson*****The bestselling biography of Helen Keller and how, with the commitment and lifelong friendship of Anne Sullivan, she learned to talk, read, and eventually graduate from college with honors.
Helen Keller
Margaret Davidson*****The bestselling biography of Helen Keller and how, with the commitment and lifelong friendship of Anne Sullivan, she learned to talk, read, and eventually graduate from college with honors.
Agatha's Feather Bed: Not Just Another Wild Goose Story
Carmen Agra Deedy*****Professional storyteller Carmen Deedy spins a riotous morality tale in Agatha's Feather Bed. Agatha, a weaver, orders a new feather bed from B.B. Lean, then six shivering, naked geese pay her a visit . . . but, as it turns out, her goose isn't cooked. 20 full-color illustrations.
Hardy Boys 55: The Witchmaster's Key
Franklin W. Dixon*****The Hardy boys' investigation of a museum robbery in England arouses the anger of a coven of black witches.
The Unicorn's Secret 1: Moonsilver
Kathleen Duey*****Heart Trilby has no family. She lives a hard and lonely life in the dusty village of Ash Grove — until she finds a scarred, skinny mare in the forest. Against the wishes of her guardian, mean-spirited Simon Pratt, Heart adopts the mare and names her Avamir. Heart is thrilled when she realizes Avamir is in foal. But when the colt is born weak and disfigured, Simon decides to sell Heart's beloved horses to be slaughtered by the town's soapmaker. Can Heart find a way to protect them — and the only love she has ever known?
The Unicorn's Secret 2: Silver Thread
Kathleen Duey*****When her beloved Moonsilver, the unicorn, is nearly killed by a hunters arrow, Heart sneaks back into her village to get help froth the healer, Ruth Oakes. But even greater danger awaits Heart and Moosilver in Ash Grove. Rumors of Monsilver's secret have reached the ears of the cruel Lord Dunraven. Once again Heart must flee, with Ruth's mysterious gift — a silver thread — to protect her and Moonsilver.
Recycle!: A Handbook for Kids
Gail Gibbons*****This lively and informative handbook explains the process of recycling from start to finish. The book focuses on 5 different types of rubbish - paper, glass, aluminium cans, plastic and polystyrene.
Three Young Pilgrims
Cheryl Harness*****In these richly detailed pages, you'll meet three of the young Pilgrims who sailed on the Mayflower, Bartholomew, Remember, and Mary Allerton.

The handsome paintings help you imagine how they lived after landing at Plymouth, through the dark winter and the busy days of spring, summer, and fall.

Culminating with the harvest and the excitement of the first Thanksgiving feast, and featuring an illustrated epilogue that further personalizes the individuals and groups involved, Three Young Pilgrims makes history come alive. Based on the author-illustrator's extensive research, it conveys both information and emotion, capturing the feeling of seasons turning and moods changing, as, for the Allerton children, Plymouth becomes home.
Hottest, Coldest, Highest, Deepest
Steve Jenkins*****Climb the tallest mountain, dive into the deepest lake, and navigate the longest river in Steve Jenkins' stunning new book that explores the wonders of the natural world. With his striking cut paper collages, Jenkins majestically captures the grand sense of scale, perspective and awe that only mother earth can inspire.
Knots on a Counting Rope
Bill Martin Jr., John Archambault*****In this poignant story, the counting rope is a metaphor for the passage of time and for a boy’s emerging confidence in facing his blindness.
The Christmas Eve Mystery and Other Holiday Stories
David McCord, Clyde Robert Bulla, Joan Lowery Nixon, Elisabeth Wenning, William Dana Street, Susan Sussman, Clement Clarke Moore, Eva Moore*****Each story is a gift for you!

- The Christmas Coat by Clyde Robert Bulla
- The Christmas Eve Mystery by Joan Lowery Nixon
- The Christmas Mouse by Elisabeth Wenning
- Christmas Surprises by Melissa Peterson
- Giant Grummer's Christmas by William Dana Street
- The Tap- dancingest, Tree-trimmingest Christmas Party Ever! by Susan Sussman
- A Visit from St. Nicholas by Clement Clarke Moore
- Why Trolls Don't Come to Evergreen Valley on Christmas Eve by Eva Moore

Poems and a song, too! RL 3 ages 8-10
Judy Moody 3: Judy Moody Saves the World!
Megan McDonald*****The mercurial Judy returns - and she’s in a mood to take on the world!
Get ready for the newest installment in the hilarious Judy Moody series. Rare!

It all starts with the Crazy Strip contest — and the dream that she, Judy Moody, might one day see her very own adhesive-bandage design covering the scraped knees of thousands. But when her "Heal the World" motif merits only an honorable mention, Judy realizes it’s time to set her sights on something bigger. Class 3T is studying the environment, and Judy is amazed to learn about the destruction of the rain forest, the endangered species (not) in her own backyard, and her own family’s crummy recycling habits. Now she’s in a mood to whip the planet into shape — or her name isn’t Judy Monarch Moody!
Judy Moody 6: Judy Moody Declares Independence
Megan McDonald*****"This delightful book will inspire children to write their own declarations of independence complete with ‘alien’ rights and the ‘purse’ of happiness." — SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

Hear ye! Hear ye! Everyone knows that Judy Moody has a mood for every occasion, and now a visit to Boston has put her in a revolutionary frame of mind! Unfortunately, a protest for more allowance in the form of a Boston Tub Party only has her dad reading the riot act. But luckily a crisis involving her brother, Stink, allows Judy to show her courageous quick thinking — and prove her independence after all!
Whales: The Gentle Giants
Joyce Milton*****Illus. in full color. "Milton understands what kids like about whales, and packs a considerable amount of information into the book. This easy-reader leaps with appeal."—Bulletin, Center for Children's Books.
The Magic School Bus: The Truth About Bats
Eva Moore*****These books combine fun stories with neat facts, humor, illustrations-and they all feature the fabulous Ms. Fizzle!
Last Stop on Market Street
Matt de la Peña*****Winner of the 2016 Newbery Medal
A 2016 Caldecott Honor Book
A 2016 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book
A New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of 2015
A Wall Street Journal Best Children's Book of 2015

Every Sunday after church, CJ and his grandma ride the bus across town. But today, CJ wonders why they don't own a car like his friend Colby. Why doesn’t he have an iPod like the boys on the bus? How come they always have to get off in the dirty part of town? Each question is met with an encouraging answer from grandma, who helps him see the beauty—and fun—in their routine and the world around them.
This energetic ride through a bustling city highlights the wonderful perspective only grandparent and grandchild can share, and comes to life through Matt de la Pena’s vibrant text and Christian Robinson’s radiant illustrations.
Duke Ellington: The Piano Price and His Orchestra
Andrea Davis Pinkney*****
Duke Ellington: The Piano Price and His Orchestra
Andrea Davis Pinkney*****
The Magic School Bus Flies with the Dinosaurs
Martin Schwabacher*****Classic Magic School Bus facts and humor are now available for early readers!

Ms. Frizzle's class is drawing dinosaurs. But Dorothy Ann's picture is of her pet parrot. Ralphie tells her a parrot is a bird, not a dinosaur. Who's right?
When Ms. Frizzle and her class hop on the Magic School Bus to try to find the answer to this question, they are transported back in time to the age of the dinosaurs. Climb on board the Magic School Bus and learn all kinds of facts about dinosaurs!
The Imaginary Veterinary 1: The Sasquatch Escape
Suzanne Selfors*****When Ben Silverstein is sent to the rundown town of Buttonville to spend the summer with his grandfather, he's certain it will be the most boring vacation ever. That is, until his grandfather's cat brings home what looks like . . . a baby dragon?

Amazed, Ben enlists the help of Pearl Petal, a local girl with an eye for adventure. They take the wounded dragon to the only veterinarian's office in town — Dr. Woo's Worm Hospital. But as Ben and Pearl discover once they are inside, Dr. Woo's isn't a worm hospital at all — it's actually a secret hospital for imaginary creatures.

After Ben accidentally leaves the hospital's front door unlocked, a rather large, rather stinky, andvery hairy beast escapes into Buttonville. Ben and Pearl are tasked with retrieving the runaway creature, and what started out as an ordinary summer becomes the story of a lifetime.

Suzanne Selfors delivers a wild journey filled with mythical creatures and zany adventures that are anything but imaginary.
This book includes bonus writing, art, and science activities that will help readers discover more about the mythological creatures featured in The Sasquatch Escape. These activities are designed for the home and the classroom. Enjoy doing them on your own or with friends!
Amos & Boris
William Steig*****When Amos the mouse rolls off his ship in the middle of the ocean, Boris the whale rescues him, beginning a lasting friendship.
Goosebumps 46: Attack of the Jack-O'-Lanterns
R. L. Stine*****Looking forward to her plans for Halloween night, when she and her friend Walker will get revenge on the kids that played practical jokes on them, Drew Brockman carve scary jack-o'-lanterns that frighteningly come to life.
Math Appeal: Mind-Stretching Math Riddles
Greg Tang*****NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Greg Tang challenges kids to solve problems creatively in this follow-up to MATH FOR ALL SEASONS.

In this book you'll learn to see
How very clever you can be.
We'll teach you tricks to help you add,
Some day in math class you'll be glad!

In this follow-up to MATH FOR ALL SEASONS, Greg Tang underscores the importance of four basic rules in problem-solving. Keeping an open mind, looking for unusual number combinations, using multiple skills (like subtracting to add) and looking for patterns will guarantee any child success in math. In MATH APPEAL, Tang continues to challenge kids with his innovative approach to math.
The Grapes of Math
Greg Tang*****Let Scholastic Bookshelf be your guide through the whole range of your child's experiences-laugh with them, learn with them, read with them!

Eight classic, best-selling titles are available now!

Category: Math Skills
"How many grapes are on the vine?
Counting each takes too much time.
Never Fear, I have a hunch
There is a match for every bunch!"

Greg Tang, a lifelong lover of math, shares the techniques that have helped him solve problems in the most creative ways! Harry Briggs's vibrant & inviting illustrations create a perfect environment for these innovative games. So open your mind-and have fun!

"This...clever math book uses rhyming couplets... riddles...visual clues to help the reader find new ways to group numbers for quick counting...A winning addition!" —Kirkus
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Jules Verne, Carl Bowen*****Scientist Pierre Aronnax and his trusty servant set sail to hunt a sea monster. With help from the world’s greatest harpooner, the men discover that the creature is really a high-tech submarine with a mysterious leader, Captain Nemo.
Lily Wood*****It's easy to bone up on Skeletons with the relaunch of thIs Scholastic Science Reader—now with a new cover, photographs, and interior design.With brand new covers, updated photographs, and new interior designs, this series brings simple and fun information to beginning readers. In Skeletons, readers will learn what bones are made of, and just how many there are in the body. They'll find out what each bone is called and why we just can't live without them!Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/1/2011Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
Nathan Hale: Patriot Spy
Shannon Zemlicka*****THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Recounts the life of Revolutionary War hero Nathan Hale, whose decision to become a spy for General George Washington cost him his life.