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The Book of Three (The Chronicles of Prydain Book 1)
Lloyd Alexander

SF J ALEXANDER

Taran, Assistant Pig-Keeper to a famous oracular sow, sets out on a hazardous mission to save Prydain from the forces of evil.


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Frindle
Andrew Clements

J CLEMENTS

When he decides to turn his fifth grade teacher’s love of the dictionary around on her, clever Nick Allen invents a new word and begins a chain of events that quickly moves beyond his control.


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Aliens Ate My Homework
Bruce Coville

SF J COVILLE

Rod is surprised when a miniature spaceship lands in his school science project and reveals five tiny aliens, who ask his help in apprehending an interstellar criminal.


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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Roald Dahl

SF J DAHL

A poor boy wins a tour of a chocolate factory and a supply of chocolate.


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Babe & Me: A Baseball Card Adventure
Dan Gutman

J GUTMAN

With their ability to travel through time using vintage baseball cards, Joe and his father have the opportunity to find out whether Babe Ruth really did call his shot when he hit that home run in the third game of the 1932 World Series against the Chicago Cubs.


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The Chameleon Wore Chartreuse: A Chet Gecko Mystery
Bruce Hale

J HALE

Chet Gecko is hired by a fellow fourth-grader to find her missing brother, and uncovers a plot involving a Gila monster’s revenge upon the school football team.


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The Celery Stalks at Midnight (Bunnicula)
James Howe

J HOWE

Chester the cat is more than ever convinced that Bunnicula is a vampire when there is a harvest of white vegetables on the morning after the night that Bunnicula was probably wandering through the neighborhood.


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Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 1
Jeff Kinney

J KINNEY

Greg records his sixth grade experiences in a middle school where he and his best friend, Rowley, undersized weaklings amid boys who need to shave twice daily, hope just to survive, but when Rowley grows more popular, Greg must take drastic measures to save their friendship.


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The Curse of the Campfire Weenies: And Other Warped and Creepy Tales
David Lubar

HORROR J LUBAR

Thirty-five creepy stories about pigeons, ancient predators, Girl Scouts, and other terrifying things. Includes author’s notes on how he got his ideas for these stories.


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Children of the Red King #1: Midnight for Charlie Bone
Jenny Nimmo

SF J NIMMO

Charlie Bone’s life with his widowed mother and two grandmothers undergoes a dramatic change when he discovers that he can hear people in photographs talking.


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Captain Awesome to the Rescue!
Stan Kirby

JE KIRBY

When second-grader Eugene and his family move to a new neighborhood and he starts at a new school, he has a chance to bring out his superhero alter ego, Captain Awesome, to find the kidnapped class hamster.


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The Adventures of Captain Underpants
Dav Pilkey

J PILKEY

When George and Harold hypnotize their principal into thinking that he is the superhero Captain Underpants, he leads them to the lair of the nefarious Dr. Diaper, where they must defeat his evil robot henchmen.


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Night of the Twisters
Ivy Ruckman

J RUCKMAN

A fictional account of the night freakish and devastating tornadoes hit Grand Island, Nebraska, as experienced by a twelve-year-old, his family, and friends.


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The Spooky Tire (Jon Scieszka's Trucktown)
Jon Scieszka

ER SCIESZKA

On a dark and stormy night, Melvin the truck rolls into a spooky junkyard to find a replacement for his flat tire.


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Crash
Jerry Spinelli

J SPINELLI

Seventh-grader John “Crash” Coogan has always been comfortable with his tough, aggressive behavior, until his relationship with an unusual Quaker boy and his grandfather’s stroke make him consider the meaning of friendship and the importance of family.


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Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye (Geronimo Stilton, No. 1)
Geronimo Stilton

J STILTON

The discovery of an old map by his sister Thea leads Geronimo and his family to search for buried treasure on a faraway island.


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H.I.V.E.: Higher Institute of Villainous Education
Mark Walden

J WALDEN

Swept away to a hidden academy for training budding evil geniuses, Otto, a brilliant orphan, Wing, a sensitive warrior, Laura, a shy computer specialist, and Shelby, an infamous jewel thief, plot to beat the odds and escape the prison known as H.I.V.E.


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The Dangerous Book for Boys
Conn Iggulden,Hal Iggulden

LIFE JNF IGG

The bestselling book for every boy from eight to eighty, covering essential boyhood skills such as building tree houses, learning how to fish, finding true north, and even answering the age old question of what the big deal with girls is.


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

BIOGRAPHY JNF SCIESZKA

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 is Knucklehead.


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