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A lot of things can change during middle school. Friends, schools, and rules are just a few things that change at Branton Middle School for Frost and his friends. During all this a school-wide sticky-note war adds to the everyday chaos.View this book in our catalog.
Wang Bin is a girl who was orphaned in China, then adopted in America. Her American parents call her Ada. Want to know her secret? The secret treasure of her heart…View this book in our catalog.
Three Names of Me
A fictionalized Choctaw Trail of Tears Story, with some truth to it!View this book in our catalog.
how I became a ghost
Amanda and her imaginary friend Rudger are inseparable. But the arrival of the sinister Mr. Bunting spells trouble for them both. Showing the power of imagination, this excellent story will chill your spine and warm your heart!View this book in our catalog.
Magic and mayhem abound in this multi-layered tale. Maguire expertly weaves together elements of historical fiction, myth, and folklore. A perfect book for reading under a pile of blankets on a cold, snowy day.View this book in our catalog.
Egg & Spoon
Poor Hippo lives in a run-down zoo. His friend Red Panda encourages him to become a “hippopotamister” and find a job! This hilarious story features a perfectly paced plot and engaging illustrations.View this book in our catalog.
This book is FUN! This author combines an ordinary situation - a kite getting stuck in a tree - and the tenacity of one young boy to make a very funny and engaging story.View this book in our catalog.
Books are great! Some books are educational, and others tell engaging stories with beautiful illustrations. But did you know that sometimes a book is not just a book?View this book in our catalog.
Not Just a Book
A celebration of our bodies and how they make us who we are!View this book in our catalog.
I Love You Nose! I Love You, Toes!
A lyrical and imaginative book about the depth of family love. Perfect for bedtime!View this book in our catalog.
I'll Love You Till the Cows Come Home
Readers will gobble up this hilarious story about Penelope’s first day of school!View this book in our catalog.
We Don't Eat Our Classmates
For more than 20 years, Captain Schuenemann has brought Christmas trees to the citizens of Chicago. When a blizzard sinks his ship, his family carries on the tradition with courage and a purpose.View this book in our catalog.
The Christmas Tree Ship
A lighthouse keeper’s family finds the magic of Christmas on an island off the coast of Maine. Be sure to read the Author’s Note at the end of the book!View this book in our catalog.
A little fir tree becomes the center of a Christmas Celebration for a boy that is homebound. Then one winter, a surprise happens.View this book in our catalog.
The Little Fir Tree
What is the best Christmas ever? Jack wants more, more, and more until he discovers the joy of giving the perfect gift.View this book in our catalog.
The Broken Ornament
Do you ever wonder what plants will grow from tiny seeds? This book explores the growth of many kinds of seeds in a beautiful garden.View this book in our catalog.
What Will Grow?
Can you whistle? Peter wishes he could whistle for his dog, Willie. Interesting collage illustrations show Peter as he learns to whistle.View this book in our catalog.
Whistle for Willie
This book shows Ernest as he explores the pond in his yard. It’s much bigger than you might think!View this book in our catalog.
Beyond the Pond
Nobody knows that Eliot is a superhero by night-not even his parents! Fun and funny characters and illustrations get kids guessing what he must do next to save the world.View this book in our catalog.
Eliot Jones, Midnight Superhero
A very touching story about a kid who goes to work with his dad. Kids will enjoy all the details about this night they spend together.View this book in our catalog.
Get ready to dive into the world of dolphins! This action-packed book is full of awesome facts, photos, and fun!View this book in our catalog.
Scientists Roxanne and Patrick set off on a polar adventure, studying the Weddell seals. Patches is a seal they have been tracking since her birth. They have learned a great deal about seals by studying Patches.View this book in our catalog.
A Seal Named Patches
Slavery: past, present - Yes present - and (as history repeats itself) the future. For mature children to read about enslaved children and adults around the world.View this book in our catalog.
Five Thousand Years of Slavery