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Mr. Popper's Penguins

Richard Atwater · Little
Pages: 138
Format: Hardcover

Mr. Popper's Penguins is one of the handful of American books for children that has attained the status of a classic. First published in 1938, this story of a housepainter who is sent a male penguin by the great Admiral Drake, and who, thanks to the arrival of a female penguin, soon has twelve...
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Tales of a Fourth-Grade Nothing

Judy Blume · Dutton Juvenile; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

Peter finds his demanding two-year-old brother an ever increasing problem.
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The Enormous Egg

Oliver Butterworth · Little
Pages: 187
Format: Paperback

When twelve-year-old Nate Twitchell takes care of an gigantic egg laid by one of his hens, he is shocked to find that it hatches into a triceratops. Reissue.
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Beezus and Ramona

Beverly Cleary · HarperFestival
Pages: 12
Format: Paperback

Having a little sister like four-year-old Ramona isn't always easy for Beezus Quimby. With a wild imagination, disregard for order, and an appetite for chaos, Ramona makes it hard for Beezus to be the responsible older sister she knows she ought to be ... especially when Ramona threatens...

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Frindle

Andrew Clements · Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Pages: 112
Format: Hardcover

Nicholas Allen has plenty of ideas. Who can forget the time he turned his third-grade classroom into a tropical island, or the times he fooled his teacher by chirping like a blackbird? But now Nick's in fifth grade, and it looks like his days as a troublemaker are over. Everyone knows that...
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How to Train Your Dragon

Cressida Cowell
Format: Hardcover

Chronicles the adventures and misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III as he tries to pass the important initiation test of his Viking clan, the Tribe of the Hairy Hooligans, by catching and training a dragon. Show more Show...
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Matilda

Roald Dahl · Viking Kestrel
Pages: 240
Format: Book

Now on Broadway!

Matilda is a sweet, exceptional young girl, but her parents think she's just a nuisance. She expects school to be different but there she has to face Miss Trunchbull, a menacing, kid-hating headmistress. When Matilda is attacked by the Trunchbull she suddenly discovers...
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Ginger Pye

Eleanor Estes

When the Pye family's puppy, Ginger, disappears on Thanksgiving Day, the children are convinced that he has been adbucted by a stranger in a yellow hat.
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Harriet the Spy

Louise Fitzhugh
Format: Hardcover

Harriet M. Welsch is a spy. In her notebook, she writes down everything she knows about everyone, even her classmates and her best friends. Then Harriet loses track of her notebook, and it ends up in the wrong hands. Before she can stop them, her friends have read the always tr
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By the Great Horn Spoon!

Sid Fleischman · Little, Brown
Pages: 193
Format: Hardcover

It is 1849 and Jack Flagg stows away on a ship headed for the California gold fields where he plans to recoup his Auntie Arabella's fortune.
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Everything on a Waffle

Polly Horvath
Pages: 160
Format: Book

Eleven-year-old Primrose living in a small fishing village in British Columbia recounts her experiences and all that she learns about human nature and the unpredictability of life in the months after her parents are lost at sea.
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Bunnicula: 25th Anniversary Edition

Deborah Howe · Atheneum Books for Young Readers; 25 Anv edition
Pages: 112
Format: Hardcover

This immensely popular children's story is told from the point of view of a dog named Harold. It all starts when Harold's human family, the Monroes, goes to see the movie Dracula, and young Toby accidentally sits on a baby rabbit wrapped in a bundle on his seat. How could the family...
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Jeff Kinney · Amulet
Pages: 217
Format: Paperback

Acclaimed debut author Jeff Kinney brilliantly re-creates the typical humor and logic of middle school boys sidling into adolescence.

Sixth grader Greg Heffley doesn't understand his annoying younger brother, obnoxious older one, or well-meaning parents. But he knows enough...

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No More Dead Dogs

Gordon Korman · Hyperion; 1st edition
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

Eighth-grade football hero Wallace Wallace is sentenced to detention attending rehearsals of the school play where, in spite of himself, he becomes wrapped up in the production and begins to suggest changes that improve not only the play but his life as well.
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Gooney Bird Greene

Lois Lowry
Format: Paperback

Two-time Newbery Medalist Lois Lowry introduces a new girl in class who loves being the center of attention and tells the most entertaining "absolutely true" stories.

There's never been anyone like Gooney Bird Greene at Watertower Elementary School. What other ne
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The Adventures of Captain Underpants

Dav Pilkey
Format: Book

The seventh book in Dav Pilkeys mega-bestselling Captain Underpants series. Now with super-cool foil covers! Shiny! Fun!Just when they thought they were out, it pulls them back in! Our heroes beat the Bionic Booger Boy, but they forgot about those rascally Robo-Boogers. Join George, Harold,...
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The True Meaning of Smekday

Adam Rex · Hyperion Books for Children
Pages: 432
Format: Print book


It all starts with a school essay.



When twelve-year-old Gratuity ("Tip") Tucci is assigned to write five pages on "The True Meaning of Smekday" for the National Time Capsule contest, she's not sure where to begin. When her mom started telling...
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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Barbara Robinson · HarperCollins
Pages: 80
Format: Hardcover

Laughs abound in this bestselling Christmas classic by Barbara Robinson! The Best Christmas Pageant Ever follows the outrageous shenanigans of the Herdman siblings, or "the worst kids in the history of the world." The siblings take over the annual Christmas pageant in a hilarious...

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Sideways Stories from Wayside School

Louis Sachar · Morrow Junior Books
Pages: 124
Format: Print book

Lois Sachar, best-selling author of the Wayside School series, knows how to make kids laugh. And there are laughs galore in this popular book, now available again in hardcover. Meet Mrs. Gorf, the teacher who turns the students in Wayside School into apples.
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A Pizza the Size of the Sun

Jack Prelutsky
Format: Book

Jack Prelutsky is widely acknowledged as the poet laureate of the younger generation. (And many people would happily see him crowned with no age qualification.) The New Kid on the Block and Something Big Has Been Here are household words wherever there are kids.

Here i

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Knucklehead: Tall Tales and Almost True Stories of Growing up Scieszka

Jon Scieszka · Viking Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

How did Jon Scieszka get so funny, anyway? Growing up as one of six brothers was a good start, but that was just the beginning. Throw in Catholic school, lots of comic books, lazy summers at the lake with time to kill, babysitting misadventures, TV shows, jokes told at family dinner, and the result...
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Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings

Shel Silverstein · HarperCollins
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

If you are a dreamer, come in,
If you are a dreamer,
A wisher, a liar,
A hope-er, a pray-er,
A magic bean buyer . . .

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