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Jasper John Dooley: Star of the Week

Caroline Adderson · Kids Can Press
Pages: 127
Format: Hardcover

At last, it's Jasper John Dooley's turn to be Star of the Week at school. Unfortunately, nothing turns out as planned. His Show and Tell falls flat. A new baby at his friend Ori's house steals his spotlight. And worst of all, the new baby has only-child Jasper wondering if his own family...
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Ivy & Bean: Bound to Be Bad

Annie Barrows · Chronicle Books
Pages: 120
Format: Print book

The adventures of Ivy and Bean continue in the latest installment from series creators Annie Barrows and Sophie Blackall. In Ivy and Bean Bound to Be Bad the two girls decide to be so good and kind and pure of thought that wild animals will befriend them. When this doesn't work, they...
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Humphrey's Really Wheely Racing Day

Betty G. Birney · G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

Everyone's favorite classroom pet is now starring in chapter books! Humphrey is one happy hamster. He lives in Room 26 at Longfellow School. He has a big comfy cage with a wheel perfect for spinning and a room full of friends. But when Humphrey goes to Mandy's house one weekend,...
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The One in the Middle Is the Green Kangaroo

Judy Blume · Bradbury Press
Pages: 39
Format: Hardcover

Freddy hates being the middle one in the family until he gets a part in the school play.
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Pig & Goose and the First Day of Spring

Rebecca Bond · Charlesbridge
Pages: 48
Format: Print book

In this early reader with five short chapters, emerging readers meet Pig and Goose. Pig is happy. She loves to dance. She loves to eat. But she cannot fly. And she cannot swim. Goose can fly like a bird. Goose can glide across the water beautifully. But he cannot tell stories or host a party...
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The Miniature World of Marvin and James

Elise Broach · Holt & Company
Pages: 104
Format: Print book

In this Masterpiece Adventure, the first in a companion series for younger readers from bestselling author Elise Broach, James is going on vacation for a week. His best friend, Marvin the beetle, has to stay at home. Without James to keep him company, Marvin has to play with his annoying...
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Reggie

Eve Bunting · Cricket Books
Format: Hardcover

Alex and his dog Patch are out for a walk when the boy discovers a little toy mouse dressed in a red vest. He falls in love with the tiny creature promptly named Reggie and takes it home. Soon, lost mouse signs appear in Alexs neighborhood, but he ignores them after all, anyone who could...
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Boo's Dinosaur

Betsy Byars · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 48
Format: Hardcover

An early chapter book from Newbery Medal winner Betsy Byars When Boo brings home a dinosaur that only she can see, her brother Sammy, doesn’t want to encourage her antics. Boo and her dinosaur are inseparable until Boo says good-bye to the dino quite suddenly. When Sammy sees...
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No Dogs Allowed

Stephanie Calmenson · Henry Holt and Co.
Format: Hardcover

Kate and Lucie are best friends. Kate is neat and Lucie is messy. Kate wakes up early and Lucie loves to sleep in. But both girls love, love, love dogs! Unfortunately, Kate and Lucie live in apartments where dogs are not allowed. Instead of real dogs, they have dog T-shirts, dog sheets...
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Mercy Watson to the Rescue

Kate DiCamillo · Candlewick
Pages: 80
Format: Hardcover

From the one and only Kate DiCamillo comes an irresistible new hero for early chapter book readers, brightly captured with comic nostalgic flair by Chris Van Dusen.To Mr. and Mrs. Watson, Mercy is not just a pig - she's a porcine wonder. And to the portly and good-natured Mercy, the Watsons...
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No Room for Dessert

Hallie Durand · Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Format: Print book

All of a sudden it seems like Desserts life story is being written in invisible ink! Its getting harder and harder believe that anyone in the Schneider house even remembers that she lives there. Her school picture hanging on the fridge? Covered! The promise of burritos? Forgotten! Her baby...
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Moose Crossing

Stephanie Greene · Two Lions; First Edition edition
Pages: 56
Format: Hardcover

Moose is amazed when he sees a sign by the side of the road that says Moose Crossing. He must be very important to have his own sign, although his best friend, Hildy, doesnt agree. When tourists arrive, hoping to catch sight of him, Moose finds he cant go anywhere without being recognized....
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Agnes and Clarabelle

Adele Griffin · Bloomsbury
Pages: 73
Format: Print book

Introducing the Read & Bloom line for newly independent readers with a charming and quirky story about two unusual best friends . . . Meet Agnes and Clarabelle!Agnes the pig and Clarabelle the chicken are best friends through every season! Whether it's planning the perfect birthday...
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Oona finds an egg

Adele Griffin · Scholastic Press
Pages: 133
Format: Hardcover

Oona has found a very special egg. Oh, how she loves her baby! She'll do anything to protect this egg until it hatches. Then she can find out what's inside, even though it might just gobble her up! But Oona's precious bundle of eggy joy may never see the light of day. It seems everyone...
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Jigsaw Pony

Jessie Haas · Greenwillow Books
Pages: 128
Format: Print book

The only thing twins Fran and Kiera have ever agreed on is thatit would be wonderful to own a pony -- a pony they could gallop and leap over jumps.One day their father brings them Jigsaw, a Shetland pony who needs a new family. Jigsaw is the perfect pony. He can do anything -- even fit himself...
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Big Bad Detective Agency

Bruce Hale · Scholastic Paperbacks
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback

From the comic genius behind CHET GECKO comes a new kind of fairy tale hero -- and a big, bad, crime-solving adventure!The houses of all Three (not-so-) Little Pigs were broken into and ransacked, and the Pigs are squealing for justice. So Prince Tyrone, ruler of Fairylandia, drags in the obvious...
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The Princess in Black

Shannon Hale · Candlewick
Pages: 89
Format: Hardcover

Who says princesses don't wear black? When trouble raises its blue monster head, Princess Magnolia ditches her flouncy dresses and becomes the Princess in Black!Princess Magnolia is having hot chocolate and scones with Duchess Wigtower when . . . Brring! Brring! The monster alarm! A big blue...
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The Super Electrics (Read-It! Chapter Books: Good Sports)

J & J Hallem · Picture Window Books
Pages: 64
Format: Library Binding

A group of friends forms a basketball team, but when they become frustrated over losing every game they play, one girl decides to cheat.
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Dory Fantasmagory

Abby Hanlon · Dial Books
Format: Hardcover

Move over, Junie B. Jones and Ivy & Bean! Here comes a lovably energetic little sister with a BIG personality - and an imagination to match!As the youngest in her family, Dory really wants attention, and more than anything she wants her brother and sister to play with her. But she's...
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Uh-oh, Cleo

Jessica Harper · G. P. Putnam's Sons
Pages: 58
Format: Print book

Saturdays are usually nothing but fun in the Small household. Cleo and her twin brother, Jack, always play games, torture their older sister, and then bike to the best Candy store in town. But this Saturday is different. Jack decided to Spider-Man up the toy shelf and made the whole thing...
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March of the Mini Beasts

Ada Hopper · Little Simon
Pages: 125
Format: Print book

Danger! Action! Trouble! Adventure! Introducing The DATA Set, a brand-new chapter book series for young readers.What would happen if your next-door neighbor were a mad scientist? Gabe, Laura, and Cesar live on a quiet cul-de-sac. They are the whiz kids of Newtonburg Elementary and each...
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Busybody Nora

Johanna Hurwitz

"What is your name?"That's what Nora asks her neighbors as she rides up and down the elevator of her apartment house. She doesn't mean to be a busybody. She just wants to be like doorman Henry and know all the people in her building--all 200 of them! And then one day
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Magical Monty

Johanna Hurwitz · Candlewick
Format: Hardcover

Monty tries to master a magic kit — and finds some real-life situations tricky — in this spot-on story about an endearing, utterly relatable first-grader.First grade is almost over, and Monty will soon be seven. He’s now a big brother, too, which makes him feel very grown-up....
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Andy Shane And The Very Bossy Dolores Starbuckle

Jennifer Jacobson
Format: Book

With insight and humor, Jennifer Richard Jacobson explores a common childhood anxiety and finds a quiet way to boost self-esteem, aided by Abby Carter's expressive illustrations. Andy Shane did not want to be in school. He did not want to be at morning meeting. He did not want to
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Captain Pug

Laura James · Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Pages: 123
Format: Hardcover

On one very ordinary day Pug's nose knows that breakfast is on its way. And with breakfast, come crumbs - but not just any old crumbs, jam tart crumbs. Jam tarts are Pug's favorite food, and he loves nothing more than to share them with his best friend, Lady Miranda. But just before Pug can finish...
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Princess Pink and the Land of Fake-Believe #1: Moldylocks and the Three Beards

Noah Z. Jones · Scholastic Inc.
Pages: 72
Format: Paperback

Noah Z. Jones turns well-known fairy tales upside-down in this humorous new series!This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations...
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Martin Bridge: Sound the Alarm!

Jessica Scott Kerrin
Format: Print book

Martin Bridge and his friend Stuart find a full-scale model of their space hero's rocket in the toy store and just have to climb in for a ride. But after landing back on Earth, they find the toy store closed and locked -- with no way out! Then Martin sees something in a display wi
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The Mouse Family Robinson

Dick King-Smith · Roaring Brook Press
Pages: 71
Format: Print book

GET READY TO EMBARK ON A TINY ADVENTURE!"You mean you're going to have a baby?" "Babies." The Robinsons are expecting ... trouble, that is. With six newborn mousekins and more to come, the whole family is terrified of the savage cat who stalks the hallways. After...
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Horrible Harry and the Goog

Suzy Kline · Puffin Books
Pages: 56
Format: Paperback

A secret teacher party is happening in the library, but who is the party for? Harry and Doug plan to find out, but when they discover Harry's pet cat, Googer, skulking around their classroom, they have to catch him before anyone else does! They chase The Goog all over school - even...
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What's Up, Chuck?

Leo Landry · Charlesbridge
Pages: 48
Format: Print book

Chuck Wood is jealous. As the winner of the Best of the Forest art contest three years in a row, he finds it very difficult to deal with the prospect that newcomer Scooter Possum's abstract paintings might beat his wood sculptures. But with the help of his forest friends, Chuck deals with...
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Infamous ratsos

Kara Lareau · Candlewick Press
Pages: 64
Format: Print book

Louie and Ralphie Ratso are no softies Readers are sure to chuckle as the determined Ratso brothers plans to act tough go hilariously awry. Louie and Ralphie Ratso s dad, Big Lou, always says that there are two kinds of people: those who are tough and those who are soft. Louie and Ralphie...
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Tornado Trouble

Kathryn Lay
Format: Book

Wendy Peters is wild about weather! She loves experimenting with it, learning about it, and teaching others about all kinds of weather patterns. Wendys family has just moved to Circleville, Texas, and shes excited to learn that her new teacher and classmates Jessica and Dennis are
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Let's Get Cracking!: A Branches Book

Cyndi Marko · Scholastic Inc.
Pages: 72
Format: Hardcover

Kung Pow Chicken is the superhero everyone has been waiting for!This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these...
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Annie and Simon: Candlewick Sparks

Catharine O'Neill · Candlewick
Format: Hardcover

A chatty little girl and her patient older brother share an easy bond in a charming early chapter book filled with warmth and wry humorAnnie and Simon little sister and big big brother Annie likes to talk a lot about what shes going to be when she grows up about the clouds and rain and umbrellas...
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LOST! A Dog Called Bear

Wendy Orr · Henry Holt
Pages: 103
Format: Hardcover

Logan is moving from the farm to the city. He'll miss all the things he's leaving behind, but at least he has Bear. He loves Bear more than anything else in the world -- because Bear is his dog. Hannah lives in the city. What she wants, more than anything else in the world, is a dog of her own....
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Louise Trapeze Is Totally 100% Fearless

Micol Ostow · Random House
Pages: 105
Format: Print book

Spunky, sweet, and totally brave (mostly) ! Louise Trapeze dazzles and delights emerging young readers. Ladies and gentleman! Boys and girls! Feast your eyes on the one, the only, Louise Trapeze! Louise performs with her parents and her best friend, Stella, in the Sweet Potato Circus....
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Hoop Queen

Marci Peschke · Picture Window Books
Format: Print book

Kylie Jean is usually good at everything she tries. So how come learning to play basketball is so hard?,
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Ugly Cat & Pablo

ISABEL QUINTERO · Scholastic Press
Pages: 88
Format: Library Binding

Ugly Cat is dying for a paleta, or ice pop, and his friend Pablo is determined to help him get one by scaring a little girl who is enjoying a coconut paleta in the park. Things go horribly wrong when, instead of being scared, the little girl picks Pablo up and declares that he would make...
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The Pizza Monster

Marjorie Weinman Sharmat · Yearling; Reprint edition
Pages: 80
Format: Paperback

“I, Nate the Great, have something to say. My cousin Olivia Sharp is almost (but not quite) the world’s best detective. I solve mysteries. She’s an agent for secrets. You won’t forget Olivia. She won’t let you.”Olivia sharp is back! Rather than solve...
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The Adventures of Benny

Steve Shreve · Two Lions
Format: Hardcover

As Benny goes on five adventures that take him from the woods behind his house to the pyramids of Egypt, he comes face to face with a host of bad guys—pirates, a mummy, and even his very own Booger-Man! And what about all those monkeys?Join Benny on these wild adventures as he confronts...
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My Pet Human

Yasmine Surovec · Roaring Brook Press
Pages: 106
Format: Print book

From queen cat lady Yasmine Surovec comes a cuddly new chapter book series about a cat in need of a pet human. Oliver is an independent kitty. He has his run of the neighborhood and looks at his animal friends with their fussing humans with pity. But when a freckle-faced girl moves into...
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The Story of Diva and Flea

Mo Willems · Disney Hyperion Books
Pages: 65
Format: Print book

Diva, a small yet brave dog, and Flea, a curious streetwise cat, develop an unexpected friendship in this unforgettable tale of discovery.For as long as she could remember, Diva lived at 11 avenue Le Play in Paris, France. For as long as he could remember, Flea also lived in Paris, France-but...
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My Life in Pictures

Deborah Zemke · Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
Pages: 144
Format: Print book

Fans of Amelia's Notebook and Judy Moody will love this friendship story bursting with doodles and pictures Bea Garcia is an artist. She draws anywhere and everywhere - but mostly in her own notebook. When Bea's first and only best friend Yvonne moves to Australia, not even drawing...
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