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A Boy Called Bat (The Bat Series, 1)

Elana K Arnold - Walden Pond Press
Format: Paperback

The first book in a funny, heartfelt, and irresistible young middle grade series starring an unforgettable young boy on the autism spectrum.For Bixby Alexander Tam (nicknamed Bat) , life tends to be full of surprises - some of them good, some not so good. Today, though, is a good-surprise...
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Mr. Popper's Penguins

Richard Atwater - Little
Format: Print book

A classic of American humor, the adventures of a house painter and his brood of high-stepping penguins have delighted children for generations. "Here is a book to read aloud in groups of all ages. There is not an extra or misplaced word in the whole story."--The Horn Book. Newbery...
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The World According to Humphrey

Betty G Birney - Puffin Books
Format: Paperback

The first book in the series about everyone's favorite classroom pet!You can learn a lot about life by observing another species. That's what Humphrey was told when he was first brought to Room 26. And boy, is it true! In addition to having FUN-FUN-FUN in class, each weekend this...
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Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

Judy Blume - Puffin
Format: Paperback

Peter finds his demanding two-and-a-half-year-old brother an ever increasing problem.
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The Wild Robot

Peter Brown - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

Can a robot survive in the wilderness? When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. She has no idea how she got there or what her purpose is--but she knows she needs to survive. After battling a fierce storm and escaping...
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The Mouse and the Motorcycle

Beverly Cleary - Avon Books
Format: Paperback

In this imaginative adventure from Newbery Medal-winning author Beverly Cleary, a young mouse named Ralph is thrown into a world of excitement when a boy and his shiny toy motorcycle check in to the Mountain View Inn. This timeless classic now features a foreword written by New York Times...
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Mercy Watson to the Rescue

Kate DiCamillo - Candlewick Press
Format: Print book

It's the best thing since buttered toast - Mercy Watson in paperback! To Mr. and Mrs. Watson, Mercy is not just a pig - she's a porcine wonder. And to the good-natured Mercy, the Watsons are an excellent source of buttered toast, not to mention that buttery-toasty feeling...
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Dragons in a Bag

Zetta Elliott - Random House Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

The dragon's out of the bag in this diverse, young urban fantasy from an award-winning author!When Jaxon is sent to spend the day with a mean old lady his mother calls Ma, he finds out she's not his grandmother--but she is a witch! She needs his help delivering baby dragons...
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Fortunately, the Milk

Neil Gaiman - Harper
Format: Print book

"I bought the milk," said my father. "I walked out of the corner shop, and heard a noise like this: t h u m m t h u m m. I looked up and saw a huge silver disc hovering in the air above Marshall Road.""Hullo," I said to myself. "That's not something you see every...
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My Father's Dragon

Ruth Stiles Gannett - Random House Books for Young Readers; English Language edition
Format: Paperback

When Elmer Elevator hears about the plight of an overworked and underappreciated baby flying dragon, he stows away on a ship and travels to Wild Island to rescue the dragon.This book has been selected as a Common Core State Standards Text Exemplar (Grades 2-3, Stories) in Appendix B
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Dory Fantasmagory

Abby Hanlon - Puffin Books; Dgs edition
Format: Print book

Move over, Junie B. Jones and Ivy Bean! Here comes a lovably energetic little sister with a BIG personalityand 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 shes too much...
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Bunnicula: A Rabbit Tale of Mystery

Deborah Howe - Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

THIS book is written by Harold. His full time occupation is dog. He lives with Mr. and Mrs. X (here called Monroe) and their sons Toby and Pete. Also sharing the home are a cat named Chester and a rabbit named Bunnicula. It is because of Bunnicula that Harold turned to writing. Someone...
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Sarah, Plain and Tall 30th Anniversary Edition

Patricia MacLachlan - HarperCollins
Format: Paperback

This Newbery Medal-winning book and children's literature classic is perfect for fans of Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House on the Prairie books, historical fiction, and timeless stories using rich and beautiful language. Sarah, Plain and Tall gently explores themes of abandonment, loss,...
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Dinosaurs Before Dark

Mary Pope Osborne - Random House
Format: Hardcover

Eight-year-old Jack and his younger sister Annie find a magic treehouse, which whisks them back to an ancient time zone where they see live dinosaurs.
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Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus

Barbara Park - Random House
Format: Print book

Meet the World's Funniest Kindergartner - Junie B. Jones!Remember when it was scary to go to school? With over 50 million books in print, Barbara Park's New York Times bestselling chapter book series, Junie B. Jones, is a classroom favorite and has been keeping kids laughing - and reading...
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Clementine

Sara Pennypacker - Hyperion Books for Children
Format: Paperback

Clementine is having not so good of a week.On Monday she's sent to the principal's office for cutting off Margaret's hair. Tuesday, Margaret's mother is mad at her. Wednesday, she's sent to the principal again. Thursday, Margaret stops speaking to her. Friday starts...
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All-of-a-Kind Family

Sydney Taylor - Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

Meet the All-of-a-Kind Family -- Ella, Henny, Sarah, Charlotte, and Gertie -- who live with their parents in New York City at the turn of the century.Together they share adventures that find them searching for hidden buttons while dusting Mama's front parlor and visiting with the peddlers...
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Charlotte's Web

E. B. White - Harper & Brothers; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

This beloved book by E. B. White, author of Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan, is a classic of children's literature that is "just about perfect."Some Pig. Humble. Radiant. These are the words in Charlotte's Web, high up in Zuckerman's barn. Charlotte's...
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