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Inspector Flytrap

Tom Angleberger · Harry N. Abrams
Pages: 112
Format: Hardcover

From husband-and-wife team Tom Angleberger, creator of the New York Times bestselling Origami Yoda series, and Cece Bell, author/illustrator of the Newbery Honor graphic novel El Deafo, comes the start to a funny and clever illustrated chapter-book series about a mystery-solving Venus flytrap....
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Ivy & Bean: Doomed to Dance

Annie Barrows · Chronicle Books
Pages: 129
Format: Hardcover

Finally! After begging their parents for ballet lessons, Ivy and Bean finally get what they want...well, not exactly. Much to their surprise, it turns out ballet lessons do not include karate chops and roundhouse kicks to the villain's heart. The girls have no interest in learning how to dance...
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Zero's Slider

Matt Christopher · Norwood House Press
Pages: 63
Format: Print book

With his finger bandaged, Zero Ford anxiously waits and wonders if his slider pitch will still be the same once the bandage is removed. Reprint. AB.
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Ramona's World

Beverly Cleary · HarperCollins; Ill edition
Format: Paperback

Ramona Quimby can't wait to start fourth grade. With a new baby sister to brag about, new calluses to show off, and a new best friend to get to know, everything's going to be great!Or is it? When Ramona's spelling is atrocious, her teacher, Mrs. Meacham, is firm about her needing...
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Leroy Ninker Saddles Up: Tales from Deckawoo Drive, Volume One

Kate DiCamillo · Candlewick
Pages: 85
Format: Hardcover

Yippie-i-oh! Saddle up for the first in a spin-off series starring favorite characters from Kate DiCamillo's New York Times best-selling Mercy Watson books.Leroy Ninker has a hat, a lasso, and boots. What he doesn't have is a horse - until he meets Maybelline, that is, and then it's love...
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The Whipping Boy

Sid Fleischman

Award-winning author Sid Fleischman blends the broadly comic with the deeply compassionate in this memorable novel, winner of the Newbery Medal.A Prince and a Pauper . . . Prince Brat and his whipping boy inadvertently trade places after becoming involved with dangerous
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The Pirate Pig

Cornelia Funke · Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages: 80
Format: Hardcover

The beloved and bestselling author of Inkheart brings imagination, adventure, and humor to a swashbuckling full-color chapter book! Who needs a treasure map when you have a pirate pig with a nose for gold? Stout Sam and his deckhand, Pip, find a pig washed up in a barrel on the beach....
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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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Dory Fantasmagory

Abby Hanlon · Dial Books
Format: Book

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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The Year of Billy Miller

Kevin Henkes · Greenwillow Books
Pages: 229
Format: Hardcover

A 2014 Newbery Honor Book
A New York Times Bestseller

Award-winning, nationally bestselling author Kevin Henkes introduces second-grader Billy Miller in this fast-paced and funny story about friendship, sibling rivalry, and elementary school. The Year of Billy Miller includes...

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Dog on Third Base

Constance Hiser

James and the gang are busy with spring baseball practice until James's dog, Tag, whom they use for third base, disappears.
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Baseball Fever

Johanna Hurwitz
Format: Book

Ten-year-old Ezra tries to convince his scholarly father that his baseball fever is not wasting his mind.
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Yours Sincerely, Giraffe

Megumi Iwasa · Gecko Press
Pages: 102
Format: Hardcover

Giraffe is bored, as usual. He'd love a friend to share things with. So he writes a letter and sends it as far as possible across the other side of the horizon. There he finds a pen palPenguin.
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Odd, Weird & Little

Patrick Jennings · EgmontUSA
Format: Hardcover

Readers who love Andrew Clements, Dan Gutman, Gordon Korman, and Tom Angleberger will find this charming, funny, easy-to-read middle-grade novel from the beloved Patrick Jennings an absolute hoot!When the new kid joins his class, Woodrow agrees with his schoolmates--Toulouse is really weird....
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Beatrice Zinker, Upside Down Thinker

SHELLEY JOHANNES · Disney-Hyperion
Pages: 154
Format: Hardcover

Beatrice does her best thinking upside down.
Hanging from trees by her knees, doing handstands . . . for Beatrice Zinker, upside down works every time. She was definitely upside down when she and her best friend, Lenny, agreed to wear matching ninja suits on the first day of third grade....
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Commander in Cheese #1: The Big Move

Lindsey Leavitt · Random House
Pages: 112
Format: Book

Imagine The Borrowers in the White House! This fun new chapter book series follows a family of mice as a new president moves into their home! If you are a mouse, then you might know about Ava and Dean Squeakerton. They are kind of famous, for mice. That's because Ava and Dean and the rest...

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Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things

Lenore Look · Schwartz & Wade Books
Pages: 172
Format: Hardcover

Here's the first book in the beloved and hilarious Alvin Ho chapter book series, which has been compared to Diary of a Wimpy Kid and is perfect for both beginning and reluctant readers.

Alvin, an Asian American second grader, is afraid of everything - elevators, tunnels,...
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Sarah, Plain and Tall

Patricia MacLachlan · Harper & Row
Pages: 58
Format: Hardcover

"Did Mama sing every day?" Caleb asks his sister Anna.

"Every-single-day," she answers. "Papa sang, too."

This Newbery Medal-winning book is the first of five books in Patricia MacLachlan's chapter book series about the Witting family. Set in the late...

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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,...
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Waylon! One Awesome Thing

Sara Pennypacker · Disney/Hyperion
Pages: 198
Format: Print book

Waylon has lots of ideas for making life more awesome through science, like teleportation, human gills, and attracting cupcakes by controlling gravity. But it's impossible for him to concentrate on his inventions when he's experiencing his own personal Big Bang.

Arlo Brody is dividing...
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Big Foot and Little Foot

ELLEN POTTER · Amulet Books
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover

Hugo is a young Sasquatch who longs for adventure. Boone is young boy who longs to see a Sasquatch. When their worlds collide, they become the unlikeliest pair of best friends.

At the Academy for Curious Squidges, Hugo learns all manner of Sneaking - after all, the most important...
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How to Eat Fried Worms

Thomas Rockwell · Yearling

Fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, The Worst Class Trip Ever, and the Tapper Twins series will revolt and delight in How to Eat Fried Worms Booklist.    People are always daring Billy to do zany things. But Billy may have bitten off more than he can chew when he takes his friend Alans bet that...
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Princess Cora and the Crocodile

Laura Amy Schlitz · Candlewick Press
Pages: 80
Format: Print book

A Newbery Medalist and a Caldecott Medalist join forces to give an overscheduled princess a day off - and a deliciously wicked crocodile a day on.

Princess Cora is sick of boring lessons. She's sick of running in circles around the dungeon gym. She's sick, sick, sick...
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Big News!

Ida Siegal · Scholastic Paperbacks
Format: Hardcover

WNBC reporter Ida Siegal makes her debut as a chapter book author with a hilarious look at one girl's journey into journalism, mystery-solving, and fame -- or at least two out of those three! This is Emma Perez, and I'm ON THE AIR!Today at lunch, my friend Javier found a slimy worm...
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The Bathwater Gang

Jerry Spinelli
Format: Book

Bertie's all-girl gang becomes involved in a harmless but heartfelt war with an all-boy gang, until Bertie's grandmother steps in with a perfect solution.
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The Bad Luck Chair

Sue Wilkowski · Dutton Juvenile
Pages: 96
Format: Hardcover

Every kid at Brookside Elementary knows the legend. If you sit in The Bad Luck Chair, you’ll be cursed with bad luck forever. When Addy walks into the classroom to find it at her desk, she feels like she is living her worst nightmare. How can she, a quiet kid who just wants to go unnoticed,...
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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,...
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