• Español

    • El Pez Pucheros
      A Pout-Pout Fish Adventure
      Diesen, Deborah
      El Pez Pucheros
      A Pout-Pout Fish Adventure
      Diesen, Deborah
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 6, 2016
      Categories: Children, 5-6, Fiction
      Spanish-language edition of the New York Times-bestselling The Pout-Pout Fish.… More
    • Bravo! : Poemas sobre Hispanos Extraordinarios
      Engle, Margarita
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 14, 2017
      Categories: Children, 7-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      Poemas de latinos increíbles.Aida de Acosta, Arnold Rojas, Baruj Benacerraf, César Chávez, Fabiola Cabeza de Baca, Félix Varela, George Meléndez, José Martí, Juan de Miralles, Juana Briones, Julia de Burgos, Louis Agassiz Fuertes, Paulina Pedroso, Pura Belpré, Roberto Clemente, Tito Puente, Ynes Mexia, Tomás Rivera… More
    • Olivia la princesa / Olivia the Princess
      Olivia TV Tie-in
      Shaw, Natalie
      Olivia la princesa / Olivia the Princess
      Olivia TV Tie-in
      Shaw, Natalie
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: February 14, 2012
      Categories: Children, 5-7, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Olivia gets the royal treatment—in our first OLIVIA book in Spanish! Oliva is super excited when she learns a real life princess is going to be visiting her town. When Princess Stephanie shows up, she and Olivia meet and realize they look almost exactly alike! Hilarity ensues in this charming story that's a retelling of the special tentpole episode that's sure to be a huge hit!… More
    • How Do You Say? / Cómo Se Dice?
      Dominguez, Angela
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: November 8, 2016
      Categories: Children, 5-6, Fiction
      Hello! ¡Hola! Some people speak Spanish. Some people speak English. Although we may not speak the same language, some things, like friendship, are universal!Follow two young giraffes as they meet, celebrate, and become friends. This bilingual tale will have readers eager to meet new friends and amigos.… More
    • Me Llamo Maria Isabel / My Name Is Maria Isabel
      Ada, Alma Flor
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: July 10, 2012
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction
      Para María Isabel Salazar López lo más difícil de ser la alumna recién llegada a una nueva escuela es que la maestra no la llama por su nombre. —Ya tenemos dos Marías en esta clase—le dice la maestra. —¿Por qué no te llamamos Mary? Pero a María Isabel la llamaron así en recuerdo de la madre de su padre y de Chabela, su querida abuelita puertorriqueña. ¿Podrá hacerle comprender a la maestra que perder su nombre es perder la parte más importante de sí misma?… More
    • Marta! Big & Small
      Arena, Jennifer
      Marta! Big & Small
      Arena, Jennifer
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: August 23, 2016
      Categories: Children, 5-6, Fiction
      Marta is una niña , an ordinary girl . . . with some extraordinary animal friends! As Marta explores the jungle, she knows she's bigger than a bug, smaller than an elephant, and faster than a turtle. But then she meets the snake, who thinks Marta is sabrosa— tasty, very tasty! But Marta is ingeniosa , a very clever girl, and she outsmarts the snake with hilarious results. With simple Spanish and a glossary at the end, this fun read-aloud picture book, Marta! Big and Small, teaches little ones to identify opposites and animals and learn new words. A School Library Journal Top 10 Latinx Book 2016 … More
    • Alexander, Que Era Rico El Domingo Pasado : (Alexander Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday)
      Viorst, Judith
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: April 24, 2012
      Categories: Children, 7-9, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      El domingo pasado, los abuelitos de Alexander le dieron un dólar. ¡Era rico! ¡Había tantas cosas que podía hacer con todo ese dinero! Podía comprarse todos los chicles que deseaba, o quizás un radiotrasmisor, si ahorrara suficiente dinero. Pero, de alguna manera, el dinero empezó a desaparecer… Esta edición en español de uno de los libros más populares de Judith Viorst encantará a los lectores de todas las edades.… More
    • Rudas : Niño's Horrendous Hermanitas
      Morales, Yuyi
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: October 18, 2016
      Categories: Children, 0-4, Fiction
      Señoras y señores, niños y niñas, the time has come to welcome the spectacular, two-of-a-kind . . . LAS HERMANITAS!No opponent is too big a challenge for the cunning skills of Las Hermanitas, Lucha Queens! Their Poopy Bomb Blowout will knock em' down! Their Tag-Team Teething will gnaw opponents down to a pulp! Their Pampered Plunder Diversion will fell even the most determined competitor! But what happens when Niño comes after them with a move of his own? Watch the tables turn in this wild, exciting wrestling adventure from Caldecott Honor author Yuyi Morales, Rudas: Niño's Horrendous Hermanitas.A Neal Porter Book… More
    • Alexander y el Dia Terrible, Horrible, Espantoso, Horroroso / Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
      Viorst, Judith
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: April 24, 2012
      Categories: Children, 7-9, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Alexander se dió cuenta de que iba a ser un día terrible couando se despertó y se encontró chicle en el pelo. Y aun fue peor... Su mejor amigo lo abandonó. No ten ía postre en su bolsa del almuerzo. ¡Y para colmo, había habas verdes en la comida y besos en la televisión! Este cuento clásico de Judith Viorst, ahora en español, será sin lugar a duda del agrado de los lectores de todas las edades, como lo ha sido hasta ahora.… More
    • El libro de la vida : La Novelizacion
      The Book of Life
      Deutsch, Stacia
      El libro de la vida : La Novelizacion
      The Book of Life
      Deutsch, Stacia
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: September 9, 2014
      Categories: Children, 8-9, Fiction, Romance, Adventure
      ¡Manolo está tratando de romper con las tradiciones de su familia y crear su propio destino en este recuento en español de la película El libro de la vida ! Manolo tiene un simple sueño—convertirse en el mejor músico en San Ángel y capturar el corazón de su amiga Maria. Pero el padre de Manolo quiere que continué la tradición de su familia para convertirse en un torero. Además para empeorar las cosas, ¡el mejor amigo de Manolo está enamorado de Maria también! Mientras Manolo compite para ganar el amor de Maria y crea su propio destino, tiene que seguir su corazón y enfrentarse a sus miedos más grandes cuando su viaje le lleva a tierras extrañas y hermosas más allá de su imaginación más salvaje. ¿Puede Manolo tener éxito en reescribir su destino? THE BOOK OF LIFE © 2014 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation and Reel FX Productions II, LLC. All rights reserved.… More
  • New Arrivals

    • Splashdance : A Picture Book
      Starin, Liz
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: June 21, 2016
      Categories: Children, 6-7, Fiction
      Picture Book Winner of the 2016 Social Justice Literature AwardUrsula, a bear, and Ricardo, a human, are preparing for the water ballet competition, where the prize is a million dollars! But a new regulation at the community pool--no bears--leaves Ursula cut from the contest. Luckily, she encounters a group of undaunted animal swimmers at a local pond, and Ursula and her new team figure out a way to participate in the competition and make sure everyone is welcome at the pool once and for all. Filled with deadpan humor, adorable animals, and big themes about social justice and inclusion, Liz Starin's picture book Splashdance is a fun and splashy summer story with a lot of heart.… More
    • Bossy Flossy
      Bogan, Paulette
      Bossy Flossy
      Bogan, Paulette
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: July 19, 2016
      Categories: Children, 5-6, Fiction
      Flossy is the bossiest girl around. She's bossy at home and she's bossy in school. She's bossy with her friends, and sometimes she's even bossy to her teacher! Well-meaning Flossy doesn't understand why no one will listen to her.Then Flossy meets Edward, a boy who is just as bossy as Flossy. But the collision of these two strong-willed forces has a surprising result: they learn how to be a friend.… More
    • Helen Keller : Courage in the Dark
      Step into Reading
      Hurwitz, Johanna
      Helen Keller : Courage in the Dark
      Step into Reading
      Hurwitz, Johanna
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: May 26, 2010
      Categories: Children, 7-9, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, History
      When a childhood illness leaves her blind and deaf, Helen Keller's life seems hopeless indeed. But her indomitable will and the help of a devoted teacher empower Helen to triumph over incredible adversity. This amazing true story is finally brought to the beginner reader level.  From the Hardcover edition.… More
    • Maya Lin : Artist-architect of Light and Lines
      Harvey, Jeanne Walker
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 2, 2017
      Categories: Children, 6-7, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, United States History
      The bold story of Maya Lin, the visionary artist-architect who designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.You may be familiar with the iconic Vietnam Veterans Memorial. But do you know about the artist-architect who created this landmark?As a child, Maya Lin loved to study the spaces around her. She explored the forest in her backyard, observing woodland creatures, and used her house as a model to build tiny towns out of paper and scraps. The daughter of a clay artist and a poet, Maya grew up with art and learned to think with her hands as well as her mind. From her first experiments with light and lines to the height of her success nationwide, this is the story of an inspiring American artist: the visionary artist-architect who designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.A Christy Ottaviano Book… More
    • I Am Pan!
      Gerstein, Mordicai
      I Am Pan!
      Gerstein, Mordicai
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 8, 2016
      Categories: Children, 6-7, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Folklore
      Mischievous from the moment he emerges howling and screeching from his mother's womb, Pan, god of the wild, creates pandemonium wherever he goes. Noise and confusion follow him as he steals arrows from Artemis, conceives panic, tricks the moon into falling in love with him, and saves the world from the monster, Typhon. With panache and a wicked pair of horns, Pan spreads chaos and laughter on the way to becoming Mount Olympus's most lovable pest.From Mordicai Gerstein, Caldecott Medal-winning author of The Man Who Walked Between the Towers, comes an irresistible picture book about Greek mythology's wildest, wackiest god. Gerstein's high-spirited paintings and rollicking sense of humor create an accessible introduction to an unforgettably vivacious hero.… More
    • Mimi and Bear Make a Friend
      Mimi and Bear
      Trasler, Janee
      Mimi and Bear Make a Friend
      Mimi and Bear
      Trasler, Janee
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 16, 2017
      Categories: Children, 5-6, Fiction
      Mimi is used to being the best mountain climber, the best treasure hunter, and the best trapeze artist in the park—that is, until a new kid turns up. What's worse is that he is better than her at all of these things. But when a need for a friend arises, Mimi learns that she is a really good one. Mimi and Bear Make a Friend brings a sweet, charming story to little ones learning what it means to be a friend.… More
    • What Was Pearl Harbor?
      What Was...?
      Patricia Brennan Demuth
      What Was Pearl Harbor?
      What Was...?
      Patricia Brennan Demuth
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: June 27, 2013
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Nonfiction, History
      A terrifying attack! On December 7, 1941, Japanese war planes appeared out of nowhere to bomb the American base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. It was a highly secretive and devastating attack: four battleships sunk, more than two thousand servicemen died, and the United States was propelled into World War II. In a compelling, easy-to-read narrative, children will learn all about a pivotal moment in American history.… More
    • May I Have a Word?
      Levis, Caron
      May I Have a Word?
      Levis, Caron
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 23, 2017
      Categories: Children, 5-6, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      A battle of the magnet letters ensues across the refrigerator door in May I Have a Word? when C and K get into a fight about who gets to start the cooler (kooler?) words. When the two letters storm off in opposite directions, everything is turned upside down. SOCKS are now SO, there aren't any CLOCKS to TICK or TOCK, and the world is just out of LUCK--until other letters work to bring C and K back together again.… More
    • Escargot
      Slater, Dashka
      Escargot
      Slater, Dashka
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: April 11, 2017
      Categories: Children, 0-4, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Bonjour! Escargot is a beautiful French snail who wants only two things: 1. To be your favorite animal. 2. To get to the delicious salad at the end of the book. But when he gets to the salad, he discovers that there's a carrot in it. And Escargot hates carrots. But when he finally tries one—with a little help from you!—he discovers that it's not so bad after all… More
    • Bunjitsu Bunny's Best Move
      Bunjitsu Bunny
      Himmelman, John
      Bunjitsu Bunny's Best Move
      Bunjitsu Bunny
      Himmelman, John
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: October 13, 2015
      Categories: Children, 5-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      As Isabel, the best bunjitsu artist in her class, continues to practice her skills, she also grows in her understanding of how to use her strongest weapon—her mind. Simultaneous eBook.… More
  • Staff Picks

    • I'm Not Hatching : I'm Not Hatching
      Peep and Egg
      Gehl, Laura
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 9, 2016
      Categories: Children, 5-6, Fiction
      In this first book in a funny new character-driven series for toddlers, a reluctant chick named Egg overcomes her fears.… More
    • First Contact : Rabbids Case File 1
      Rabbids Invasion Case File
      Lewman, David
      First Contact : Rabbids Case File 1
      Rabbids Invasion Case File
      Lewman, David
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: July 22, 2014
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Adventure, Humorous Fiction
      The Rabbids are crazy, silly, and hilarious—and in this start to an illustrated chapter book series, they’re under investigation! The Rabbids have landed their yellow submarine–shaped spacecraft on Earth, and they are all set to wreak havoc everywhere they go. That is, unless the SGAII-RD (Secret Government Agency Intruder Investigations—Rabbids Division) can stop them! In Case File #1: First Contact , it’s Special Agent Glyker’s first day on the job at the SGAII-RD, and his mission is to observe the Rabbids, figure out what motivates them, and then STOP them! The wily Rabbids are simply full of extreme curiosity, but because of the chaos they constantly cause, Agent Glyker is convinced they have an agenda. Peek into Glyker’s top-secret files and laugh along as the Rabbids stay one step ahead of the poor agent…for now! Rabbids TM & © 2014 Ubisoft Entertainment.… More
    • Noisy Night
      Barnett, Mac
      Noisy Night
      Barnett, Mac
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 7, 2017
      Categories: Children, 5-6, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      It's a noisy night in this city building! The residents of each floor can hear their neighbors above them, and are wondering what's going on above their heads. Climb floor by floor and page by page to find out whose singing, dancing, cheering, and cooing are keeping a grumpy old man awake.With innovative split-level spreads that offer the feeling of climbing an apartment building floor by floor, this clever and colorful collaboration between New York Times–bestselling author Mac Barnett and gifted illustrator Brian Biggs offers an irresistible investigation of one noisy night.… More
    • Lyra and Bon Bon and the Mares from S.m.i.l.e.
      My Little Pony
      Berrow, G. M.
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: March 8, 2016
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Fantasy
      A My Little Pony chapter book filled with adventure and intrigue featuring fan favorites Lyra and Bon Bon.© 2016 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved.… More
    • How to Find a Fox
      Magruder, Nilah
      How to Find a Fox
      Magruder, Nilah
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: November 15, 2016
      Categories: Children, 6-7, Fiction, Adventure
      Equipped with a camera and determination, a little girl sets out to track down an elusive red fox. But foxes are sneaky, and it proves more difficult than she thought. Nilah Magruder's debut picture book charmingly tells the story of what it means to not give up and how sometimes what you're looking for is closer than you think.… More
    • Super Fly : The World's Smallest Superhero!
      Doodler, Todd H.
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: May 5, 2015
      Categories: Children, 6-8, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Adventure
      When fourth-grader Eugene, a small, awkward and mild-mannered housefly, becomes the world's smallest superhero, he takes on Crazy Cockroach and his army of insect baddies. Simultaneous.… More
    • My Pet Human
      My Pet Human
      Surovec, Yasmine
      My Pet Human
      My Pet Human
      Surovec, Yasmine
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: August 4, 2015
      Categories: Children, 5-12, Fiction
      From queen cat lady Yasmine Surovec comes a cuddly new chapter book series about a cat in need of a pet human. Oliver is an independent kitty. He has his run of the neighborhood and looks at his animal friends with their fussing humans with pity. But when a freckle-faced girl moves into town, Oliver sees the opportunity to train a human to provide him with a few creature comforts. And if he can help her adjust to her life and make a new friend, that's just all in a day's work. The real surprise comes, however, when Oliver needs Freckles just as much as she needs him. Not a comic book and not a traditional illustrated chapter book, My Pet Human is truly a hybrid of text and art that could only come from the whimsical and brilliant mind of Yasmine Surovec.… More
    • Outer Space
      Ken Jennings' Junior Genius Guides
      Jennings, Ken
      Outer Space
      Ken Jennings' Junior Genius Guides
      Jennings, Ken
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: October 14, 2014
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Nonfiction, Technology, Nature, Science
      Let your inner astronaut explore outer space with this interactive trivia book from Jeopardy! champ and New York Times bestselling author Ken Jennings. With this book about space you’ll become an expert and wow your friends and teachers with out-of-this-world facts: Did you know that Mars has a volcano bigger than the state of Arizona? Or that there’s a star with a diamond the size of our moon at its core? With great illustrations, cool trivia, and fun quizzes to test your knowledge, this guide will have you on your way to whiz-kid status in no time!… More
    • Brownie & Pearl Take a Dip
      Brownie & Pearl
      Rylant, Cynthia
      Brownie & Pearl Take a Dip
      Brownie & Pearl
      Rylant, Cynthia
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: February 21, 2012
      Categories: Children, 5-7, Fiction
      It's a hot summer day, and Brownie and Pearl are off to take a dip in their small blue pool. They grab their bathing suits, their beach ball, and their super-chic sunglasses and get ready to soak. But when--oops!--Pearl takes a surprise spill into the water, will Brownie be able to revive her pal's sopping-wet spirits? Complete with lemonade and sunbathing, this is the most refreshing Brownie & Pearl story yet!… More
    • Big Cat, Little Cat
      Cooper, Elisha
      Big Cat, Little Cat
      Cooper, Elisha
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 14, 2017
      Categories: Children, 0-4, Fiction
      A 2018 Caldecott Honor bookThere was a cat who lived alone.Until the daya new cat came . . . And so a story of friendship begins, following the two cats through their days, months, and years until one day, the older cat has to go. And he doesn’t come back.This is a poignant story, told in measured text and bold black-and-white illustrations about the act of moving on.… More
  • Action & Adventure

    • Boxcar Children / Los Chicos Del Vagón De Carga
      The Boxcar Children / Los Chicos Del Vagón
      Warner, Gertrude Chandler
      Boxcar Children / Los Chicos Del Vagón De Carga
      The Boxcar Children / Los Chicos Del Vagón
      Warner, Gertrude Chandler
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: May 5, 2015
      Categories: Children, 8-9, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      The Aldens begin their adventure by making a home in a boxcar. Their goal is to stay together, and in the process they find a grandfather.   Los cuatro hermanos Alden comienzan su aventura haciéndose una casa en un vagón de carga abandonado. Su objetivo es permanecer juntos y en el proceso encuentran a su abuelo.   Desde su debut hace más de medio siglo, Los chicos del vagón de carga (The Boxcar Children Mysteries) ha sido una de las series infantiles más populares y apreciadas de todos los tiempos. … More
    • Last of the Mohicans
      A Stepping Stone Book
      Cooper, James Fenimore
      Last of the Mohicans
      A Stepping Stone Book
      Cooper, James Fenimore
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: August 31, 2011
      Categories: Children, 6-9, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Classics, Adventure
      The wild rush of action in this classic frontier adventure story has made The Last of the Mohicans the most popular of James Fenimore Cooper’s Leatherstocking Tales. Deep in the forests of upper New York State, the brave woodsman Hawkeye (Natty Bumppo) and his loyal Mohican friends Chingachgook and Uncas become embroiled in the bloody battles of the French and Indian War. The abduction of the beautiful Munro sisters by hostile savages, the treachery of the renegade brave Magua, the ambush of innocent settlers, and the thrilling events that lead to the final tragic confrontation between rival war parties create an unforgettable, spine-tingling picture of life on the frontier. And as the idyllic wilderness gives way to the forces of civilization, the novel presents a moving portrayal of a vanishing race and the end of its way of life in the great American forests.From the Paperback edition.… More
    • Shadows of Caesar's Creek
      Clubhouse Mysteries
      Draper, Sharon M.
      Shadows of Caesar's Creek
      Clubhouse Mysteries
      Draper, Sharon M.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: September 6, 2011
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      Taking an overnight camping trip in a state park, Ziggy and his friends learn that their camp counselor is a descendant of a famous Shawnee chief and are inspired to replicate a traditional tribal courage test, with unexpected results. Simultaneous.… More
    • Boardwalk Bust
      Hardy Boys (All New) Undercover Brothers
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      Boardwalk Bust
      Hardy Boys (All New) Undercover Brothers
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 11, 2010
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      ATAC Briefing for Agents Frank and Joe Hardy MISSION: Investigate and put a halt to the recent rash of jewelry store robberies. Potential danger on the ground and in the air. LOCATION: Ocean Grove, NJ. POTENTIAL VICTIMS: All jewelry store owners in and around Ocean Grove. SUSPECTS: Undetermined. Ocean Grove is full of tourists who are just passing through. This mission requires your immediate attention. This message will be erased in five seconds. … More
    • Captain Awesome and the Missing Elephants
      Captain Awesome
      Kirby, Stan
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: March 25, 2014
      Categories: Children, 7-9, Fiction, Adventure, Humorous Fiction
      "On a class field trip to the Sunnyview Memorial Zoo, Eugene McGillicudy's favorite animals--the elephants--are missing! Is Randy the tour guide really the evil Raging Radonkey, trying to ruin the field trip? Can the Sunnyview Superhero Squad save the day and find the elephants?"--… More
    • Captain Awesome and the New Kid
      Captain Awesome
      Kirby, Stan
      Captain Awesome and the New Kid
      Captain Awesome
      Kirby, Stan
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 8, 2012
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Adventure, Humorous Fiction
      Captain Awesome and Nacho Cheese Man must decide if new student Sally Williams is friend or foe in this third Captain Awesome story. MI-TEE! Captain Awesome and Nacho Cheese Man are up to their old tricks...saving the universe through the defeat of one bad guy at a time. From Mr. Drools to Dr. Spinach, evil doesn’t stand a chance in Sunnyview! But when a new student named Sally Williams joins Ms. Beasley’s class, the boys wonder if she is friend or foe. Eugene also contemplates inviting a new feline friend to join the Squad… much to Turbo’s disapproval.      With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Captain Awesome chapter books are perfect for beginning readers!… More
    • Tuesdays at the Castle
      George, Jessica Day
      Tuesdays at the Castle
      George, Jessica Day
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: October 25, 2011
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
      Tuesdays at Castle Glower are Princess Celia's favorite days. That's because on Tuesdays the castle adds a new room, a turret, or sometimes even an entire wing to itself. No one ever knows what the castle will do next, and no one - other than Celia, that is - takes time to map out the new additions. But when King and Queen Glower are ambushed and reportedly killed, it's up to Celia with her secret knowledge of the Castle's many twists and turns, to protect their home and save their kingdom.… More
    • Abracadabra Case
      Frank and Joe Hardy: the Clues Brothers
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      Abracadabra Case
      Frank and Joe Hardy: the Clues Brothers
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: September 24, 2013
      Categories: Children, 7-9, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      A mysterious malefactor threatens to spoil Brian Ludlow's birthday by making the main attraction--a kung fu movie featuring superstar Jimmy Han--disappear, as Frank and Joe try to conjure it up again. Original.… More
    • Fish : A Picture Book
      Walsh, Liam Francis
      Fish : A Picture Book
      Walsh, Liam Francis
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 31, 2016
      Categories: Children, 6-7, Fiction, Adventure
      A boy and his dog embark on a fishing journey.Their first catch of the day: a big fat letter F.Their second? A slippery I. After an epic journey beneath the lake's surface, they find what they came for-- a FISH, along with some unanticipated menace from a few other letters.This clever, wordless picture book, by a popular New Yorker cartoonist, is filled with charm and heart and will have no problem swimming its way into the hearts of young readers.… More
    • Star Fighters Bumper : Stealth Force
      Chase, Max
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc
      Published: October 11, 2012
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Science Fiction, Adventure
      A stellar series from the team behind Beast Quest and Dinosaur Cove - guarantees young readers non-stop action, giant aliens, cosmic warfare and courageous new characters from the Intergalactic Force Academy … More
  • Animals

    • Dog Finds Lost Dolphins : And More Stories of Amazing Animal Heroes
      National Geographic Kids Chapters
      Carney, Elizabeth
      Dog Finds Lost Dolphins : And More Stories of Amazing Animal Heroes
      National Geographic Kids Chapters
      Carney, Elizabeth
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital Dist
      Published: July 24, 2012
      Categories: Children, 5-7, Nonfiction, Nature
      The first in a line of Animal Rescues chapter books, Dog Finds Lost Dolphins is a tale you'll not soon forget. In this charming and awe-inspiring story you'll meet Cloud, the black lab with a nose for rescue. She's the only dog certified to sniff out stranded dolphins. Cloud can sniff out a dolphin over a mile off the coast of the Florida Keys. She has even become friends with them, waiting on the dock for them to pop up and give her a kiss. This and two more amazing stories are so engaging, readers will never want to put the book down! National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources. Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.… More
    • Space Taxi : Archie Takes Flight
      Space Taxi
      Mass, Wendy, Brawer, Michael
      Space Taxi : Archie Takes Flight
      Space Taxi
      Mass, Wendy, Brawer, Michael
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: April 1, 2014
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Science Fiction, Adventure
      Archie Morningstar learns a big family secret and helps save the universe. All before breakfast! It's not every day a regular kid like Archie gets to wake up at midnight. But today is Take Your Kid to Work Day, and Archie is finally allowed to ride along in his dad's taxi cab. He has been waiting eight years, eight months, and eight days for this moment to arrive. But he's about to discover his dad is no ordinary cab driver...In fact, he drives an intergalactic space taxi! All night long, he shuttles aliens from one corner of the universe to another. And being a space taxi copilot is no easy task: Archie must steer them into wormholes, keep them from crashing into planets, deal with a very unusual cat...and save the universe from an evil mastermind! Space Taxi marks the debut of a brand new chapter book series from New York Times bestselling author Wendy Mass and teacher Michael Brawer, filled with humor, adventure, and plenty of science to impress your friends and teachers! … More
    • Watchdog and the Coyotes
      Wallace, Bill
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: July 15, 2014
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Adventure, Humorous Fiction
      Trying to rescind his reputation as a disagreeable sort after a series of dissatisfied masters and a stint in the pound, Sweetie the Great Dane demonstrates his good nature to a burglar, a pack of coyotes, and hostile neighbor dogs. Simultaneous.… More
    • Ape Escapes : And More Stories of Animals Behaving Badly
      National Geographic Kids Chapters
      Newman, Aline
      Ape Escapes : And More Stories of Animals Behaving Badly
      National Geographic Kids Chapters
      Newman, Aline
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital Dist
      Published: July 24, 2012
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Nonfiction, Nature
      This is the first in a series of 4 books that will tell the true and hilarious stories of animals that love hijinks. In this book you'll meet 3 naughty animals, including Fu Manchu, the orangutan escape artist. Fu Manchu lived at the Omaha Zoo and would routinely break out of his habitat to explore the zoo on a nice day. Zookeepers were baffled as to how the ape was escaping, until one day they caught him in the act. Fu Manchu knew how to pick locks. Not only that, he had created his own tool that he used to pick the locks with, which he would store in his mouth so as not to be found out. This and two other charming stories will engage readers and leave them wondering if humans are really the smartest animals.… More
    • Pigeon Hero!
      Ready-to-reads
      Redmond, Shirley Raye
      Pigeon Hero!
      Ready-to-reads
      Redmond, Shirley Raye
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: January 24, 2012
      Categories: Children, 6-8, Nonfiction, History, Nature
      Fictionalizes the true story of a carrier pigeon named G.I. Joe, who braved enemy fire and other hazards to deliver a crucial message that prevented the bombing of an Italian town during World War II. Simultaneous.… More
    • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
      Martin, Bill
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: October 1, 1983
      Categories: Children, 6-8, Fiction
      A big happy frog, a plump purple cat, a handsome blue horse, and a soft yellow duck-- all parade across the pages of this delightful book. Children will immediately respond to Eric Carle's flat, boldly colored collages. Combined with Bill Martin's singsong text, they create unforgettable images of these endearing animals. … More
    • It Came from Beneath the Bed!
      Tales from the House of Bunnicula
      Howe, James
      It Came from Beneath the Bed!
      Tales from the House of Bunnicula
      Howe, James
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: January 15, 2013
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Horror, Humorous Fiction
      Dear possible reader of this book, I want to be a writer, just like my uncle Harold, who wrote a bunch of books about our friend Bunnicula. So I wrote this story. And boy! Did I ever get into trouble! My friend Delilah stopped speaking to me because I put her in my book. Uncle Harold stopped speaking to me because I didn't put him in my book. A writer's life isn't easy! But back to my story: It's about how a talented and lovable (not to mention smart) wirehaired dachshund puppy named Howie saves the world from a disgusting, evil menace named...oops, that would give away the story. But trust me, this menace is disgusting and evil, all right!!! Your friend, Howie … More
    • Three Dog Winter
      Steenwyk, Elizabeth Van
      Three Dog Winter
      Steenwyk, Elizabeth Van
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: February 1, 2013
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction
      Sled-dog racing means everything to Scott McClure. It also helps keep his father's memory alive. Scott plans to form a new team of three sled dogs so that he can continue racing and become a champion like his dad. But life changes quickly when his mother remarries and they move from California to Montana. From the start, Scott has problems with his stepfather and his stepbrother, Brad. Scott won't let anything interfere with his dreams as he trains and races Kaylah, his Malamute, and the other dogs on the team. But Scott doesn't know the obstacles he must face.… More
    • Olivia and the Missing Toy
      Falconer, Ian
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: November 16, 2010
      Categories: Children, 5-7, Fiction
      Olivia has one toy that she loves more than anything. She feeds him, dresses him and takes him everywhere. So when he disappears, Olivia is FURIOUS! She looks under the rug, under the sofa, under the cat. She shouts at Ian and baby William, she cries, she stomps...all to no avail. Then, one dark and stormy night, Olivia hears a noise...Clutching a candelabra, she creeps bravely into her bedroom, and sees a huge menacing shadow on the wall. Who is this monster, and what's that hanging from his jaws? All is resolved peacefully in this entertaining story starring our favorite pig and her favorite toy.… More
    • Dream Come True
      Princess Ponies
      Ryder, Chloe
      Dream Come True
      Princess Ponies
      Ryder, Chloe
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: March 4, 2014
      Categories: Children, 7-9, Fiction
      On an enchanted island, far, far away, princess ponies can talk and play. Eight golden horseshoes give the ponies their magic, but when the shoes go missing from the castle, only a true pony lover can save the princesses and their home. A Dream Come True It's field day on pony island and Princess Stardust's best friend, Blossom is competing. Stardust wants to cheer her on, but she knows she and Pippa should keep looking for the missing horse shoes. Will Stardust have to choose between her old friend and her new friend? Or is it okay to have two best friends? … More
  • Biographies

    • Lincoln and Kennedy : A Pair to Compare
      Barretta, Gene
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: June 14, 2016
      Categories: Children, 6-7, Nonfiction, Political Science, Biography & Memoir
      A picture book dual portrait of two of America's most popular presidents describes the different ways they grew up, their respective political approaches, the historical events they helped shape and the astonishing things they shared in common.… More
    • Christopher Columbus
      Step into Reading
      Krensky, Stephen
      Christopher Columbus
      Step into Reading
      Krensky, Stephen
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: September 25, 2013
      Categories: Children, 5-8, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, History
      Illus. in full color. Youngsters can celebrate the 500th anniversary of Columbus's fateful voyage with this dramatic, easy-to-read account of a pivotal moment in American history. "… More
    • Who Is George Lucas?
      Who Was...?
      Meg Belviso, Pollack, Pamela D.
      Who Is George Lucas?
      Who Was...?
      Meg Belviso, Pollack, Pamela D.
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: May 1, 2014
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      Highlights the life and accomplishments of the creator of the "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones" movies, whose technological innovations have had a major impact on the film industry.… More
    • Becoming Bach
      Leonard, Tom
      Becoming Bach
      Leonard, Tom
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 28, 2017
      Categories: Children, 5-6, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, Music
      For Johann Sebastian there was always music. His family had been musicians, or bachs as they were called in Germany, for 200 years. He always wanted to be a bach. As he grew, he saw patterns in everything. Patterns he would turn into melodies and song, eventually growing into one of the most important and celebrated musical composers of all time. This is the story of Johann Sebastian Bach.… More
    • Island Treasures : Growing Up in Cuba
      Ada, Alma Flor
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 25, 2015
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Nonfiction, Family & Relationships, Biography & Memoir
      The author of My Name Is María Isabel offers an inspiring look at her childhood in Cuba in this collection that includes Where the Flame Trees Bloom , Under the Royal Palms , five new stories, and more. These true autobiographical tales from renowned Hispanic author and educator Alma Flor Ada are filled with family love and traditions, secrets and deep friendships, and a gorgeous, moving picture of the island of Cuba, where Alma Flor grew up. Told through the eyes of a child, a whole world comes to life in these pages: the blind great-grandmother who never went to school but whose wisdom and generosity overflowed to those around her; the hired hand Samoné, whose love for music overcame all difficulties; the beloved dance teacher who helped sustain young Alma Flor through a miserable year in school; her dear and daring Uncle Medardo, who bravely flew airplanes; and more. Heartwarming, poignant, and often humorous, this wonderful collection encourages readers to discover the stories in their own lives—and to celebrate the joys and struggles we all share, no matter where or when we grew up. Featuring the classic and award-winning books Where the Flame Trees Bloom and Under the Royal Palms , Island Treasures also includes a new collection, Days at La Quinta Simoni , many new family photographs, and a Spanish-to-English glossary.… More
    • ¿Quién fue Steve Jobs?
      Who Was...?
      Pam Pollack, Meg Belviso
      ¿Quién fue Steve Jobs?
      Who Was...?
      Pam Pollack, Meg Belviso
      eBook
      Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
      Published: March 29, 2012
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Nonfiction, Business, Computers, Biography & Memoir, Economics
      Examines the life and accomplishments of computer industry pioneer Steve Jobs, a founder of Apple Computer, Inc.… More
    • Yes We Can : A Biography of Barack Obama
      Thomas, Garen
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: June 24, 2008
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      "Yes, we can. Yes, we can heal this nation. Yes, we can seize our future. And as we leave this great state with a new wind at our backs and we take this journey across this great country, a country we love, with the message we carry from the plains of Iowa to the hills of New Hampshire, from the Nevada desert to the South Carolina coast, the same message we had when we were up and when we were down, that out of many, we are one; that while we breathe, we will hope. And where we are met with cynicism and doubt and fear and those who tell us that we can't, we will respond with that timeless creed that sums up the spirit of the American people in three simple words--yes, we can." --Barack Obama Garen Thomas takes us through the life of Barack Obama, from his struggle to fit in with his classmates, and concern about not knowing his biological father, through his term as an Illinois senator, and the long campaign for president, to his historic victory. … More
    • Hillary Rodham Clinton : Dreams Taking Flight
      Krull, Kathleen
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 26, 2008
      Categories: Children, 6-8, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, United States History
      A biography of the former first lady who has become a senator for the state of New York and a presidential candidate discusses her childhood dreams of flight, her career as a lawyer, and her determination to pursue her dreams.… More
    • Of Thee I Sing : A Letter to My Daughters
      Obama, Barack
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: November 16, 2010
      Categories: Children, 5-8, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      "In this tender, beautiful letter to his daughters, President Barack Obama has written a moving tribute to thirteen groundbreaking Americans and the ideals that have shaped our nation. From the artistry of Georgia O'Keeffe, to the courage of Jackie Robinson, to the patriotism of George Washington, President Obama sees the traits of these heroes within his own children, and within all of America's children"--Book jacket.… More
    • Who Is Barack Obama?
      Who Was...?
      O'Brien, John, Edwards, Roberta
      Who Is Barack Obama?
      Who Was...?
      O'Brien, John, Edwards, Roberta
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: December 24, 2009
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      A latest entry in the series that renders famous historical figures accessible to primary students shares the 44th president's life story while offering insight into his achievements as a political leader. Original.… More
  • Chapter Books

    • Trash or Treasure?
      Nancy Drew Notebooks
      Keene, Carolyn
      Trash or Treasure?
      Nancy Drew Notebooks
      Keene, Carolyn
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: September 11, 2012
      Categories: Children, 7-9, Fiction, Mystery
      Sometimes one person's trash is another person's treasure The sign says No Early Birds, but everyone's already lining up for the neighborhood garage sale. Nancy and her friends are helping out. Each has already spotted something she wants, and they're all happy except Bess. She loves a beautiful ballerina painting, but it's too expensive -- and at least three other people are interested in it. Bess can't afford the ballerina unless she sells some of her old CDs -- fast! The girls are trying to help her when the painting suddenly disappears. Who took it? Was it a real treasure worth a fortune? Nancy has already lined up some big-name suspects. If she doesn't solve this one, her detective career will be trashed!… More
    • Special Surprise
      Princess Ponies
      Ryder, Chloe
      Special Surprise
      Princess Ponies
      Ryder, Chloe
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: September 8, 2015
      Categories: Children, 7-9, Fiction
      When a group of riding school ponies goes missing from the human world, Pippa returns to the enchanted island of Chevalia, reuniting with her horse friend, Princess Stardust, to solve the mystery.… More
    • Stink: Solar System Superhero
      Stink
      McDonald, Megan
      Stink: Solar System Superhero
      Stink
      McDonald, Megan
      eBook
      Publisher: Candlewick Pr Inc
      Published: June 14, 2010
      Categories: Children, 7-9, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      When Stink discovers that Pluto has been downgraded from a planet to a dwarf planet, he launches a campaign in his classroom to restore its status to that of a full-fledged member of the solar system.… More
    • Amazing Rescue
      Princess Ponies
      Ryder, Chloe
      Amazing Rescue
      Princess Ponies
      Ryder, Chloe
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: January 27, 2015
      Categories: Children, 7-9, Fiction
      Chevalia is an enchanted island where ponies and horses rule, its magic powered by eight golden horseshoes hanging in the royal castle. But the horseshoes have been stolen and must be found before Midsummer Day or the island will lose its magic. In An Amazing Rescue , there are three golden horseshoes still missing. When Pippa and Princess Stardust head to the Wild Forest to search for them, they discover that grumpy Princess Cloud and her friend Cinders are not always as cranky as they seem! But no one expects to discover an enemy in their midst . . . Perfect for fans of the My Little Pony and the Rainbow Magic series, this winning combination of princesses, ponies and collectible jewelry is sure to enchant readers. … More
    • Frognapped
      Araminta Spookie
      Sage, Angie
      Frognapped
      Araminta Spookie
      Sage, Angie
      eBook
      Publisher: HarperCollins
      Published: October 6, 2009
      Categories: Children, 7-9, Fiction, Horror, Humorous Fiction
      When something's amiss in Spookie House, there's usually only one person to blame?Araminta. But this time she had nothing to do with the disappearance of Barry Wizzard's frogs, and she is determined to find them. Of course, it's not going to be that easy, especially when dealing with a crazy character named Old Morris, a dangerous shark, and a demanding aquarium show audience. Can Araminta find the frogs and steal the show? … More
    • Lost Princess
      Mermaid Tales
      Dadey, Debbie
      Lost Princess
      Mermaid Tales
      Dadey, Debbie
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 7, 2013
      Categories: Children, 7-9, Fiction, Fantasy
      In this Mermaid Tales adventure, Shelly’s not sure she’s ready to be royalty. Not one of the merkids in Shelly Siren’s third grade class can believe the shell-shattering news: Shelly is a princess! A real princess! It’s been a deep, dark secret in Trident City, but now everyone knows—and Shelly doesn’t know how to act. Should she start wearing a glittery crown? Or move to a grand undersea palace? Will her friends have to call her Princess Shelly? She knows it’s an exciting turn of events, but Shelly’s not sure she can truly fit the royal part. Can she find a way to be a princess and stay herself?… More
    • Bunny-hop Hoax
      Nancy Drew Notebooks
      Keene, Carolyn
      Bunny-hop Hoax
      Nancy Drew Notebooks
      Keene, Carolyn
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: November 20, 2012
      Categories: Children, 7-9, Fiction, Mystery
      Nancy’s friends are sad because the class hamster has gone missing. Poor Nibbles. But then Katie brings in a bunny named Bun Franklin to be the new class pet! Everyone is thrilled, and now they can began preparing for the Spring Fair. But soon enough someone starts wrecking the class’s Spring Fair projects, and everyone thinks it must be Bun Franklin! Mrs. Reynolds is afraid he can’t stay. But Nancy is sure it’s not Bun—how can she prove it? It takes a lot of clue hunting and sleuthing for Nancy to realize that what she’s uncovered just may solve two mysteries at once!… More
    • Mystery Across the Secret Bridge
      Greetings from Somewhere
      Paris, Harper
      Mystery Across the Secret Bridge
      Greetings from Somewhere
      Paris, Harper
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: March 31, 2015
      Categories: Children, 7-9, Fiction, Mystery
      Ethan and Ella find a mystery atop Machu Picchu in the seventh book of Greetings from Somewhere, an exciting series about mystery, travel, and adventure. The Briar family is off to Peru! They explore small towns within the Sacred Valley, go horseback riding up into ancient salt mines, help weave alpaca wool into blankets, and then travel to Machu Picchu, the “Lost City of the Incas.” While Ethan and Ella are exploring the incredible site, they come across a wooden bridge that leads them to a mysterious stone structure. What is it, why haven’t they heard about it—and why does it seem to look like a snake, a bird, and a puma at the same time? With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Greetings from Somewhere chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.… More
    • Judy Moody Predicts the Future
      Judy Moody
      McDonald, Megan
      Judy Moody Predicts the Future
      Judy Moody
      McDonald, Megan
      eBook
      Publisher: Candlewick Pr Inc
      Published: August 24, 2010
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction
      After Judy obtains a mood ring, she tries to convince herself and her third-grade classmates that she can predict the future.… More
    • Drake Makes a Splash!
      Galaxy Zack
      O'Ryan, Ray
      Drake Makes a Splash!
      Galaxy Zack
      O'Ryan, Ray
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 6, 2014
      Categories: Children, 7-9, Fiction, Science Fiction
      Zack tries to help Drake learn to swim in this chapter book adventure—but is he in over his head? Zack is surprised when he discovers that his best friend Drake doesn’t know how to swim! With a little patience and some help, Zack has Drake splashing around in the water in no time. But swimming is another matter. Will Drake overcome his fear and learn how to swim in time for another galactic adventure? With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Galaxy Zack chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.… More
  • Fantasy, Fairy Tales, & Science Fiction

    • Howie Monroe and the Doghouse of Doom
      Tales from the House of Bunnicula
      Howe, James
      Howie Monroe and the Doghouse of Doom
      Tales from the House of Bunnicula
      Howe, James
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: January 15, 2013
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Horror, Humorous Fiction
      Dear possible reader of this book, My editor asked me to write a third book in my series, Tales from the House of Bunnicula . And did I have trouble getting started! I was afraid I used up all my ideas. But faster than a writer can say “What if?” I came up with a story! It’s about a lovable and smart (not to mention cute) orphan wirehaired dachshund puppy named Howie, who has a mysterious pain in his leg and is mysteriously invited to attend the Dogwiz Academy for Canine Conjurers. Together, Howie and his best friend, the very, very, very smart Delilah, who speaks in a British accent in this book for some reason, discover they must fight a sinister foe…The-Evil-Force-Whose-Nam-C’not-Be-Spoke!!! Your friend, Howie … More
    • Island of Shipwrecks
      The Unwanteds
      McMann, Lisa
      Island of Shipwrecks
      The Unwanteds
      McMann, Lisa
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: February 3, 2015
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Fantasy
      A risky decision endangers both Artimé and Quill in book five of the New York Times bestselling Unwanteds series, which Kirkus Reviews called “The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter.” Alex and his friends from Artimé are stranded on a newly discovered island after barely surviving a storm that destroys their ship. And it turns out they’re not alone… Back in Quill, Aaron’s power base grows as he aligns himself with an unlikely ally. Together, the two enact a drastic, risky plan to finally conquer Artimé—a plan that could ultimately leave everyone in both Artimé and Quill in far more danger than Aaron realizes.… More
    • Unicorn Wings
      Step into Reading
      Loehr, Mallory
      Unicorn Wings
      Step into Reading
      Loehr, Mallory
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: March 27, 2013
      Categories: Children, 5-8, Fiction, Folklore, Fantasy
      "I wish I had wings." The white unicorn can heal wounds with his horn. He can make rainbows. But what he really wants is to fly. So he sets off on a quest--past birds and butterflies--to find wings of his own. A charming Step 2 title with a ton of girl appeal.… More
    • Princess Tales Around the World : Once upon a Time in Rhyme With Seek-and-find Pictures
      MacCarone, Grace
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 7, 2017
      Categories: Children, 5-6, Fiction, Folklore
      ONCE UPON A TIME… A princess laughed, A princess sang, Another made a trade.One told stories, One was kind, Another refused to wed.One cast spells, One was cursed, Another silently sewed every day. And one tossed golden apples away in ten fairy tales retold.In Princess Tales Around the World ten beloved princess stories, ingeniously told and gorgeously illustrated—with hidden pictures for readers to find—by author Grace Maccarone and artist Gail de Marcken, will delight readers, happily ever after.Tales include: Rapunzel, The Golden Goose, The Little Mermaid, The Firebird, Scheherazade, Princess Moonlight, The Princess on the Glass Hill, The Loathsome Dragon, Toads and Diamonds, and Six Swans, with Source Notes from the author.… More
    • Poor Excuse for a Dragon
      Step into Reading
      Hayes, Geoffrey
      Poor Excuse for a Dragon
      Step into Reading
      Hayes, Geoffrey
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: August 23, 2011
      Categories: Children, 7-9, Fiction, Fantasy
      "Punchy dialogue and compact sentences should make this a read-aloud delight."—Publishers Weekly"Part-slapstick, part-fairy tale, the gently humorous plot has enough twists and turns to keep newly independent readers engaged."—School Library JournalFred the dragon has a list of tasks he must complete in order to be a successful dragon—none of which comes naturally. But he's determined to make #5—eat people—work. Before you can say "pass the salt" he's gobbled up three people even though he doesn't have the stomach for it. Luckily a local shepherd, with the help of a giant and a witch, knows how to cure what ails him and get those pesky people out of his belly. It's happily-ever-after for everyone in ways you'd never expect.Geisel award-winning author/illustrator Geoffrey Hayes is a stepped reader maestro. The common threads between his wildly popular Uncle Tooth and Otto SIRs and the more recent Benny and Penny series (Toon Books) are clear and constant. The art is adorable, the characters are bursting with personality, and the stories are humorously subversive. From marauding pirates to misbehaving mice to a dragon who swallows people whole (and then continues to communicate with them in his belly!), Geoffrey always hits that sweet spot for the stepped reader audience—easy to decode, illustrative tales that tickle the funnybone.From the Trade Paperback edition.… More
    • Best Frints in the Whole Universe
      Best Frints
      Portis, Antoinette
      Best Frints in the Whole Universe
      Best Frints
      Portis, Antoinette
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: July 5, 2016
      Categories: Children, 0-4, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Science Fiction
      Yelfred and Omek have been best frints since they were little blobbies. They play and snack, and sometimes they even fight, all in a language similar to but slightly different from, English. When Omek decides to borrow Yelfred's new spaceship without asking (and then crashes it), it sparks the biggest fight yet. Can these two best frints make up and move on?Award-winning picture book creator Antoinette Portis delivers a new universe of cleverness and imagination in this hilarious, sweet, and otherworldly book about friendship.… More
    • Vanishing of Billy Buckle
      Wings & Co.
      Gardner, Sally
      Vanishing of Billy Buckle
      Wings & Co.
      Gardner, Sally
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: July 7, 2015
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery
      The famous fairy detective agency, Wings & Co, has a big problem. Well, quite a few of them actually. There's the missing giant, Billy Buckle, who has vanished without a trace, and left his giant daughter with the detectives. There's a surprise visit to the seaside, which uncovers a murder and a stolen diamond. And then there's that tricky business of the TV talent show… Squat on a squid, this is Emily, Buster and Fidget's most complicated case yet! … More
    • First Light, First Life : A Worldwide Creation Story
      Fleischman, Paul
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 20, 2016
      Categories: Children, 7-8, Fiction, Folklore
      In this companion to Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal, Newbery Medal winner Paul Fleischman and Julie Paschkis turn to the universal story of creation.In the beginning there was only darkness. . . . There was fire and ice. . . . There was a single drop of milk. Combining elements of the creation story from different traditions, this narrative weaves together one complete picture of how the world began. First Light, First Life is a celebration of the many and varied peoples of the earth, of their commonalities and their differences. It is a celebration of life.Learn more about the creation of First Light, First Life:https://booksaroundthetable.wordpress.com/2016/09/30/first-light-first-life/http://www.paulfleischman.net/bio.htm#FirstLightArticle… More
    • Bud Barkin, Private Eye
      Tales from the House of Bunnicula
      Howe, James
      Bud Barkin, Private Eye
      Tales from the House of Bunnicula
      Howe, James
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: January 15, 2013
      Categories: Children, 7-9, Fiction, Horror, Humorous Fiction
      Having had several disagreements with his co-writer Delilah, Howie decides to work alone on his next project and becomes determined that his original tale of an adventurous dog detective and his many crime-fighting adventures will win him the Newbony award. Reprint.… More
    • Dragonsitter Takes Off
      Dragonsitter
      Lacey, Josh
      Dragonsitter Takes Off
      Dragonsitter
      Lacey, Josh
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: November 3, 2015
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Fantasy, Humorous Fiction
      Told in a series of emails, a continuation of Eddie's misadventures follows his ongoing efforts to keep his naughty dragon charge in line when the latter goes missing and is found in the linen closet, where a big secret is discovered. Simultaneous eBook.… More
  • Humorous

    • Hello, Nebulon!
      Galaxy Zack
      O'Ryan, Ray
      Hello, Nebulon!
      Galaxy Zack
      O'Ryan, Ray
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: April 2, 2013
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Science Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Get to know Galaxy Zack—and his new home planet!—in this start to an out-of-this-world illustrated chapter book series. In Hello, Nebulon! , Zack makes the big move from Earth. He is already nervous about starting school and making new friends, but it only gets worse when he dreams that his classmates are slimy aliens with tentacles, pizza comes covered in gross bugs, and he can never communicate with his Earth friends again! Fortunately, when Zack arrives at Sprockets Academy for his first day of school, he meets and befriends Drake Tucker, a Nebulite boy who also loves to explore and learn about the planets. Nebulon isn’t as awful as Zack’s dream, but there are a lot of differences between Nebulon and Earth, and they make Zack miss his home in Dubbsville, Texas, even more. But things start to look up when he receives a mysterious surprise. What could it possibly be? With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Galaxy Zack chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.… More
    • Little Witch Goes to School
      Step into Reading
      Hautzig, Deborah
      Little Witch Goes to School
      Step into Reading
      Hautzig, Deborah
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: August 28, 2013
      Categories: Children, 5-8, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Fantasy
      Little Witch wants to go to school just like her friends, but her mother thinks she should stay home and learn from her witchy aunts. Mother Witch finally agrees to let Little Witch go, but only if she promises to be very, very bad. It's a wild ride on a broomstick that kids won't soon forget! The third book in the popular Little Witch series, Little Witch Goes to School has all the mixed-up magic and quirky humor kids have come to love in the first two books.… More
    • Case of the Wayward Professor
      The Dragon Detective Agency
      Jones, Gareth P.
      Case of the Wayward Professor
      The Dragon Detective Agency
      Jones, Gareth P.
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc
      Published: September 13, 2012
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Mystery, Humorous Fiction, Fantasy
      Dirk Dilly is called back into action in the second dramatic title in this bright and fresh series for young readers. Dragons solving crimes, racy plot-driven stories and lots of humour make this a compelling read.… More
    • Uncle Pirate to the Rescue
      Rees, Douglas
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: April 6, 2010
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Adventure, Humorous Fiction
      A badly spelled message in a bottle addressed to Uncle Pirate appears at Wilson’s front door, and Mom starts baking bad news pie—this can’t be good. Uncle Pirate’s formerly mutinous crew is marooned on an island! Though Uncle Pirate is loyal to his new crew at Very Elementary, he cannot desert his old shipmates and sets off to find them. But when he doesn’t return, it’s Uncle Pirate who needs rescuing! Wilson, Captain Jack the penguin, Ms. Quern the school secretary, and sneaky Principal Purvis set off in a blimp to save the day in this rollicking read that’s ideal for adventurous young readers.… More
    • Stink and the Incredible Super-galactic Jawbreaker
      Stink
      McDonald, Megan
      eBook
      Publisher: Candlewick Pr Inc
      Published: June 14, 2010
      Categories: Children, 7-9, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Seven-year-old Stink Moody discovers that he can get free samples by writing letters to candy companies and plans a surprise for his best friend's birthday. Reprint. 65,000 first printing.… More
    • 100% Wolf
      Lyons, Jayne
      100% Wolf
      Lyons, Jayne
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 5, 2009
      Categories: Children, 7-9, Fiction, Fantasy, Humorous Fiction
      You’d be upset too if you turned into a poodle instead of a wolf. Freddy Lupin is gearing up for the most exciting night of his life. It’s the evening of his one-hundred-and-twenty-first month (that’s ten years and one month to a human), and he’s about to undergo his very first transwolftation. But when Freddy is introduced to the much-honored Hidden Moonlight Gathering of Werefolk, the rite of passage quickly morphs into an episode of humiliation. Because Freddy doesn’t turn into a wolf. He turns into a poodle. A funny and fast-paced adventure ensues, in which Freddy is thrown out of his pack, uncovers the truth about his legendary father’s mysterious death, and discovers that a werewolf hunter is planning to destroy all of his family and friends—and Freddy might be the only one who can stop him. He might be small, pink, and groomed, but luckily, Freddy Lupin is one hundred percent wolf.… More
    • Captain Awesome Vs. the Evil Babysitter
      Captain Awesome
      Kirby, Stan
      Captain Awesome Vs. the Evil Babysitter
      Captain Awesome
      Kirby, Stan
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: July 15, 2014
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Adventure, Humorous Fiction
      Captain Awesome is up against his greatest villain yet when he’s stuck with a babysitter for an entire weekend. Will the Sunnyview Superhero Squad prevail? Eugene McGillicudy’s parents are going away for the weekend, and they have just said the most horrible, ear-splitting words an eight-year-old boy could hear: “Your babysitter will be here any minute.” NO! How will Captain Awesome and the Sunnyview Superhero Squad hold their top-secret evil-fighting meetings? How will the superheroes even be able to protect Sunnyview if Captain Awesome is constantly being monitored? And when the babysitter makes Eugene do things like eat all the broccoli on his plate, and won’t let him call his best friend Charlie (aka Nacho Cheese Man), Eugene is sure she’s a villain. Will Captain Awesome be able to save himself (oh, and his little sister) from the evil babysitter? With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Captain Awesome chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.… More
    • League of Unexceptional Children
      League of Unexceptional Children
      Daneshvari, Gitty
      League of Unexceptional Children
      League of Unexceptional Children
      Daneshvari, Gitty
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: October 20, 2015
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Adventure, Humorous Fiction
      Evanston, Virginia, twelve-year-olds Jonathan Murray and Shelley Brown are completely average and forgettable until they are recruited to help the League of Unexceptional Children save the Vice President of the United States, who has been kidnapped alongwith an important code.… More
    • More of Monkey & Robot
      Catalanotto, Peter
      More of Monkey & Robot
      Catalanotto, Peter
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: March 18, 2014
      Categories: Children, 6-8, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Monkey and Robot are the best of friends—and they have the best of adventures! This chapter book includes four (more!) playful stories. Monkey always gets in the wildest of messes. And Robot is always there to help him out. After all, what are best friends for? “Readers looking for funny friendship stories but who think that Frog and Toad and other early readers are a tad too easy will find this unlikely duo just right,” says Horn Book Magazine about the Monkey and Robot series.… More
    • Trolls United!
      MacDonald, Alan
      Trolls United!
      MacDonald, Alan
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc
      Published: August 1, 2011
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Fantasy, Humorous Fiction
      The second book in this irresistable new series. Not since Fungus the Bogeyman have we seen such loveably disgusting characters. Imagine Fungus (and family) moving from Norway to somewhere very like Milton Keynes ...… More
  • Mysteries

    • Case of the Smiling Shark : Secret File #2
      The Freaky Joe Club
      McMahon, P. J.
      Case of the Smiling Shark : Secret File #2
      The Freaky Joe Club
      McMahon, P. J.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 11, 2010
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Mystery
      There can be only three in the Freaky Joe Club Those are the rules, set down by Freaky Joe himself in the big red book, slightly chewed on one corner and wrapped in a locked bicycle chain. The newest chapter of the Freaky Joe club consists of Conor, Timmy, and Jack, and their mission is to solve crimes and fight evil in Ship's Cove, Texas -- if they can only convince anyone that there is evil in Ship's cove. In their latest case, the freaky Joe Club has to found out who wants to keep the Ship's Cove Octopi's from winning a charity swimathon. What happened to the Octopi's life-size cutout of Sam Houston? Who could have taken it except their archrivals the Sylvan Glen Sharks.? How can you compete against Sharks when you have a really stupid theme song? And most of all,... Who is Freaky Joe? … More
    • Monster of a Mystery
      The Hardy Boys: Secret Files
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      Monster of a Mystery
      The Hardy Boys: Secret Files
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: April 5, 2011
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      When the actor who plays popular comic character Morpho the Morph Monster comes to town for a fan day--along with his famous Morpho Mask and Morph Spork--everyone, including Frank and Joe, is excited to meet the man behind the mask. But at the event, Morpho's Spork goes missing! And until the Spork is returned, the entire event will be put on hold! It's up to Frank and Joe to crack the case--and return the Spork to its rightful owner!… More
    • Runaway Racehorse
      A to Z Mysteries
      Ron Roy
      Runaway Racehorse
      A to Z Mysteries
      Ron Roy
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: July 8, 2009
      Categories: Children, 5-8, Fiction, Mystery
      Help Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose solve mysteries from A to Z!   Kids love collecting the entire alphabet and super editions! With over 8 million copies in print, the A to Z Mysteries® have been hooking chapter book readers on mysteries and reading for years. Now this classic kid favorite is back with a bright new look!   R is for Racehorse . . . And they’re off! The kids can’t wait to see Uncle Warren’s racehorse Whirlaway’s big event. But then the horse disappears. He shows up the next day, just in time to lose the race. Why is Whirlaway suddenly so slow? Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are on the case!From the Trade Paperback edition.… More
    • Medieval Upheaval
      Hardy Boys: Secret Files
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      Medieval Upheaval
      Hardy Boys: Secret Files
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 4, 2015
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      Attending a fun-filled medieval fair that has come to Bayport, the Hardy boys assist their friend, Chet, a contest winner whose prize ticket to a jousting tournament has been stolen. Original. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • Ice Cream Scoop
      Nancy Drew Notebooks
      Keene, Carolyn
      Ice Cream Scoop
      Nancy Drew Notebooks
      Keene, Carolyn
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 26, 2012
      Categories: Children, 7-9, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      Best friends Nancy, Bess, and George choose ice cream as the subject of their group project, and when the best parlor in town starts serving yucky flavors, the young sleuth decides to save the day--and her grade. Original.… More
    • Disappearing Dog
      Hardy Boys: Secret Files
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      Disappearing Dog
      Hardy Boys: Secret Files
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: October 18, 2011
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Mystery
      There's a new kid in town in Bayport, and Frank and Joe Hardy aren't really sure what to make of Max O' Malley, the Magician. Not only is he totally annoying, he claims that he can make anything--or anyone--disappear. Though Max wins over a bunch of his classmates, Frank and Joe remain skeptical--until Mrs. Briar's prized show dog, Charlie, suddenly disappears--and keeps on mysteriously diappearing and reappearing. Max quickly becomes the prime suspect, but is he really the one behind the strange occurances? Or is Max really as magical as he says he is?… More
    • Mystery in the Forbidden City
      Greetings from Somewhere
      Paris, Harper, Calo, Marcos
      Mystery in the Forbidden City
      Greetings from Somewhere
      Paris, Harper, Calo, Marcos
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 5, 2014
      Categories: Children, 7-9, Fiction, Mystery
      Ethan and Ella find an ancient map and explore a Chinese palace in the fourth book of Greetings from Somewhere, a chapter book series about mystery, travel, and adventure. From the Great Wall to the dumplings, Ethan and Ella love China so far. And the Forbidden City in Beijing doesn’t leave anything to be desired, either! When the twins get separated from their parents, however, they get do some exploring on their own. As they are wandering, the twins happen across an ancient-looking scroll that appears to have a map on it. Being the mystery-solving duo they are, Ethan and Ella attempt to navigate the map...but they get lost in the palace. There are thousands of rooms, and they all seem to look the same! Will the twins figure out where the map is leading them? And will they ever make their way out of the Forbidden City? With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Greetings from Somewhere chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.… More
    • Mummy, the Will, and the Crypt
      Johnny Dixon
      Bellairs, John
      Mummy, the Will, and the Crypt
      Johnny Dixon
      Bellairs, John
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: April 1, 2014
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Mystery, Horror
      In this, the second book in the Johnny Dixon mystery series, Johnny must find the lost will of Mr. H. Bagwell Glomus, a man of great fortune and sinister witchcraft. Mr. Glomus’s widow is offering a $10,000 reward to anyone who finds its hiding place, enough money to help Johnny’s grandmother get the operation she needs. So, Johnny will stop at nothing to find the will. With his neighbor, Professor Childermass, and his new friend Fergie, Johnny won’t rest until he solves the puzzle. From Boy Scout camp to hotel windows to underground passageways, Johnny races to find the right clues, all the while with the supernatural nipping at his heels… “The pace is fast and the suspense is compelling. Readers will find themselves quickly caught up.” —Booklist “Marvelous surprises for everyone except the villians.” —Publishers Weekly… More
    • Backyard Animal Show
      Clubhouse Mysteries
      Draper, Sharon M.
      Backyard Animal Show
      Clubhouse Mysteries
      Draper, Sharon M.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: July 24, 2012
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      THE BLACK DINOSAURS TO THE RESCUE! Ziggy, Rashawn, Jerome, and Rico are excited about watching the heavy machinery at the construction site for a new apartment complex -- until a doe is killed by a dump truck, and the boys rescue her orphaned fawn. Suddenly they realize what the destruction of their habitat means to the animals in the area. So they decide to stage a neighborhood animal show to raise money for the local wildlife rescue center, with the adorable fawn they've named Dino as the star attraction. After all, they've managed round-the-clock feedings and cleaning up after Dino; how much trouble can their friends' cats, dogs, and hamsters be? … More
    • Lost in the Tunnel of Time
      Clubhouse Mysteries
      Draper, Sharon M.
      Lost in the Tunnel of Time
      Clubhouse Mysteries
      Draper, Sharon M.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: July 12, 2011
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      In Lost in the Tunnel of Time, the boys discover their hometown was a stop on the Underground Railroad and are excited to explore the part of the tunnel that is right under their school. When a trapdoor slams behind them, locking them in the tunnel, there's only one thing they can do -- plunge deeper and deeper into the darkness. Where will the tunnel lead them? And will the old, crumbling walls hold until they find their way to the end?… More
  • Fiction

    • Johnny Appleseed : My Story
      Step into Reading
      Harrison, David L.
      Johnny Appleseed : My Story
      Step into Reading
      Harrison, David L.
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: April 14, 2010
      Categories: Children, 5-6, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction
      Johnny Appleseed was an important historical figure, well known for planting apple orchards across the new frontier. But he was also a master storyteller! In his own folksy voice, Johnny Appleseed tells his story to a couple of entranced children in this fictionalized Step 2 title. Readers learn how he started planting apple trees—and about some of the myths and true stories of his life.From the Trade Paperback edition.… More
    • Hardy Boys 02: the House on the Cliff
      The Hardy Boys
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      Hardy Boys 02: the House on the Cliff
      The Hardy Boys
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: June 1, 1927
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Mystery
      Frank and Joe Hardy are investigating a mysterious old house high on the cliffs above Barmet Bay when they are frightened off by a scream. The boys return to the apparently haunted house when they make a connection between the place and a smuggling case their father is working on. When their father goes missing, they have to investigate the caves beneath the house and confront the smugglers.… More
    • Lost Locket
      Nancy Drew Notebooks
      Keene, Carolyn
      Lost Locket
      Nancy Drew Notebooks
      Keene, Carolyn
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 14, 2012
      Categories: Children, 7-9, Fiction, Mystery, Literary Fiction
      When her best friends start fighting, Nancy must find a special locket to save the day! Nancy's best friends, Bess and George, may never speak to each other again. It all started because Bess wanted to jump rope. She asked George to hold on to her beautiful heart-shaped locket. George put it in her book bag to keep it safe. But when she went to give it back, the locket was gone!      It's a mess of a mystery, but if Nancy Drew can find out where the locket went, she just might be able to get George and Bess to make up!… More
    • Mr. Popper's Penguins
      Lawson, Robert, Atwater, Florence, Atwater, Richard
      Mr. Popper's Penguins
      Lawson, Robert, Atwater, Florence, Atwater, Richard
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: December 6, 2011
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Classics, Humorous Fiction
      Mr. Popper has penguins in his fridge, an ice rink in the basement, and a family for whom life will never be the same How many penguins in the house is too many' Mr. Popper is a humble house painter living in Stillwater who dreams of faraway places like the South Pole. When an explorer responds to his letter by sending him a penguin named Captain Cook, Mr. Popper and his family's lives change forever. Soon one penguin becomes twelve, and the Poppers must set out on their own adventure to preserve their home. First published in 1938, Mr. Popper's Penguins is a classic tale that has enchanted young readers for generations. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Richard and Florence Atwater including rare photos from the authors' estate.… More
    • Three Pickled Herrings
      Wings & Co.
      Gardner, Sally
      Three Pickled Herrings
      Wings & Co.
      Gardner, Sally
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 16, 2014
      Categories: Children, 7-9, Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery
      At the Wings & Co. Fairy Detective Agency, Emily Vole and her friends are beginning to worry. It's been five months since their official opening, and they haven't had a single case! Then local landowner Sir Walter Cross dies in sudden and mysterious circumstances, and his case arrives right on their doorstep. And soon the detectives hear more baffling news: Mr. Rollo the tailor has mysteriously lost everything, and Pan Smith's wedding plans have been ruined the night before her big day. Now, in this second installment of the series from Sally Gardner, Wings & Co. has not one, but three pickled herrings to solve! Can they figure out who is stealing people's luck before things go too far?… More
    • Berenstain Bears and the Trouble at School
      First Time Books
      Jan Berenstain, Stan Berenstain
      Berenstain Bears and the Trouble at School
      First Time Books
      Jan Berenstain, Stan Berenstain
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: August 29, 2012
      Categories: Children, 3-8, Fiction, Mystery, Horror
      Come for a visit in Bear Country with this classic First Time Book® from Stan and Jan Berenstain. Brother isn’t doing his schoolwork, and it’s starting to catch up with him. Now that he got a bad grade on his quiz, how is he going to tell Mama and Papa? This beloved story is a perfect way to teach children about responsibility and the importance of doing your schoolwork.… More
    • Mayflower Treasure Hunt
      A to Z Mysteries
      Ron Roy
      Mayflower Treasure Hunt
      A to Z Mysteries
      Ron Roy
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: July 1, 2009
      Categories: Children, 7-9, Fiction, Mystery
      Z was just the beginning! With A to Z Mysteries® Super Editions, chapter book readers keep on collecting clues and solving mysteries with Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose. Now with over 8 million copies in print, this classic kid-favorite series is back with a bright new look!   The hunt is on! Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are spending Thanksgiving in Plymouth, Massachusetts. They can't wait to see the sights and have a Thanksgiving dinner, just like the Pilgrims would have eaten. Then the kids learn about a sapphire necklace that went missing on the real Mayflower. Could the 400-year-old treasure be hidden somewhere nearby? And will someone else find it before they do?    Look for hidden messages inside A to Z Mysteries® Super Editions! From the Trade Paperback edition.… More
    • Amazing Wilmer Dooley : A Mumpley Middle School Mystery
      Dewitt, Fowler, Montalvo, Rodolfo
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 26, 2014
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Mystery, Humorous Fiction
      Hoping to impress Roxie with his dazzling project on bacteria, seventh-grader-to-be Wilmer Dooley enters the state science fair, where he encounters his arch nemesis, Claudius, who may be planning something terribly sinister.… More
    • Double Dip
      Candy Fairies
      Perelman, Helen
      Double Dip
      Candy Fairies
      Perelman, Helen
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: October 2, 2012
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Folklore
      Dash and Cocoa are on track to win the Double Dip sled race—but only if the rest of the Candy Fairies can help them! Dash, the mintiest and speediest candy fairy, has been invited to compete in the Double Dip sled race at Mt. Ice Cream. She chooses Cocoa as her racing partner and asks the other Candy Fairies to come along for the delicious adventure. Dash notices a tickle in her throat and isn’t feeling so minty, but she doesn’t tell any of her fairy friends because the race is so important to her. When Dash’s throat gets worse and she and Cocoa start arguing, the Double Dip race is in double jeopardy. How will the Candy Fairies get Dash and Cocoa back on track to sweet victory?… More
    • Maybe Yes, Maybe No, Maybe Maybe
      Patron, Susan
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: January 6, 2009
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction
      the jam in the sandwich Sometimes that's how PK feels, squeezed in between her supersmart older sister, Megan, and her superadorable younger sister, Rabbit -- especially now, with Megan almost a teenager and becoming impossible, and Rabbit worrying about going to kindergarten. Why can't people stay the same? But there's an even bigger change afoot: Mama has decided they should move to a larger apartment. How can they leave behind the big blue chair that's almost like a member of the family? But maybe, just maybe, in a new home PK can find out what makes her as special as her sisters.… More
  • Informational Books

    • Wonderful Winter : All Kinds of Winter Facts and Fun
      Goldstone, Bruce
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: November 8, 2016
      Categories: Children, 6-7, Nonfiction, Science, Sports
      Winter is a season of wondering and waiting. We wonder why some trees lose their leaves while others stay green all winter long. We wait for the first snowfall—and then wonder at how amazing each snowflake is. We wonder how animals manage to live in the cold. And we can't wait to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa. With vivid photographs, lively explanations, and creative craft ideas, Bruce Goldstone presents all the fascinating facts that make winter so wonderful!This title has Common Core connections.… More
    • One Proud Penny
      Siegel, Randy
      One Proud Penny
      Siegel, Randy
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: January 10, 2017
      Categories: Children, 5-6, Nonfiction, United States History
      Who knew the life of a penny could be so exciting?Born in 1983, our copper (well, zinc and copper as we find out) narrator travels everywhere from New York City to Portland, Oregon, to Puerto Rico describing in colorful detail his many adventures along the way.Randy Siegel's quirky, informative text mixed with Serge Bloch's spare but exuberant illustrations (which make use of real pennies) make this book a must-have for lovers of American history or just a good story.A Neal Porter Book… More
    • Whales : The Gentle Giants
      Step into Reading
      Milton, Joyce
      Whales : The Gentle Giants
      Step into Reading
      Milton, Joyce
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: May 29, 2013
      Categories: Children, 5-8, Nonfiction, Nature
      Illus. in full color. "Milton understands what kids like about whales, and packs a considerable amount of information into the book. This easy-reader leaps with appeal."--Bulletin, Center for Children's Books.  … More
    • Witnes to Disaster : Earthquakes
      Witness to Disaster
      Fradin, Judy, Fradin, Dennis B.
      Witnes to Disaster : Earthquakes
      Witness to Disaster
      Fradin, Judy, Fradin, Dennis B.
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital Dist
      Published: May 4, 2011
      Categories: Children, 5-7, Nonfiction, Nature
      It’s another normal day in Alaska, where the beauty of the rugged landscape makes the hardships of winter worth enduring. This Northern life is good, you think, when suddenly—without warning—your world is ROCKED! The ground sways beneath your feet with sickening force. You’ve just been caught in the second strongest earthquake in history! Witness to Disaster: Earthquakes uses eyewitness accounts and pulse-racing narrative to bring readers into the terrifying heart of an earthquake. The first chapter documents the 1964 Alaskan quake that shook Prince William Sound with a 9.2 magnitude force, and set off a tsunami that ultimately caused most of the deaths attributed to this frightening act of nature. The following chapters explore the deadly history of earthquakes and the seismic and geological science of this phenomenon. Readers learn how and why earthquakes occur, and what scientists can do to prevent casualties. The expansive back matter includes a list of sources to discover more about these fearsome catastrophes.… More
    • Grandmother Fish : A Child's First Book of Evolution
      Tweet, Jonathan
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 6, 2016
      Categories: Children, 5-6, Nonfiction, History, Nature
      Where did we come from? It's a simple question, but not so simple an answer to explain—especially to young children. Charles Darwin's theory of common descent no longer needs to be a scientific mystery to inquisitive young readers. Meet Grandmother Fish.Told in an engaging call and response text where a child can wiggle like a fish or hoot like an ape and brought to life by vibrant artwork, Grandmother Fish takes children and adults through the history of life on our planet and explains how we are all connected.The book also includes comprehensive backmatter, including:- An elaborate illustration of the evolutionary tree of life- Helpful science notes for parents- How to explain natural selection to a child… More
    • Living With Wolves!
      Ngk Chapters
      Dutcher, Jim, Dutcher, Jamie
      Living With Wolves!
      Ngk Chapters
      Dutcher, Jim, Dutcher, Jamie
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital Dist
      Published: December 13, 2016
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Nonfiction, Nature
      Imagine living with a pack of wolves! For National Geographic wildlife documentarians Jim and Jamie Dutcher, that dream came true. Join the Dutchers as they discover what life is like among wolves in the western wilderness. Filled with engaging photos, fast facts, and fascinating sidebars, readers will be howling for more.… More
    • Dinosaur Babies
      Step into Reading, Level 2
      Penner, Lucille Recht
      Dinosaur Babies
      Step into Reading, Level 2
      Penner, Lucille Recht
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: July 22, 2014
      Categories: Children, 4-6, Nonfiction, Science, History
      Describes the characteristics and behavior of baby dinosaurs.… More
    • Trail of Tears
      Step into Reading
      Bruchac, Joseph
      Trail of Tears
      Step into Reading
      Bruchac, Joseph
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: September 25, 2013
      Categories: Children, 7-9, Nonfiction, United States History
      In 1838, settlers moving west forced the great Cherokee Nation, and their chief John Ross, to leave their home land and travel 1,200 miles to Oklahoma. An epic story of friendship, war, hope, and betrayal.… More
    • Becoming Bach
      Leonard, Tom
      Becoming Bach
      Leonard, Tom
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 28, 2017
      Categories: Children, 5-6, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, Music
      For Johann Sebastian there was always music. His family had been musicians, or bachs as they were called in Germany, for 200 years. He always wanted to be a bach. As he grew, he saw patterns in everything. Patterns he would turn into melodies and song, eventually growing into one of the most important and celebrated musical composers of all time. This is the story of Johann Sebastian Bach.… More
    • Bravo! : Poemas sobre Hispanos Extraordinarios
      Engle, Margarita
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 14, 2017
      Categories: Children, 7-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      Poemas de latinos increíbles.Aida de Acosta, Arnold Rojas, Baruj Benacerraf, César Chávez, Fabiola Cabeza de Baca, Félix Varela, George Meléndez, José Martí, Juan de Miralles, Juana Briones, Julia de Burgos, Louis Agassiz Fuertes, Paulina Pedroso, Pura Belpré, Roberto Clemente, Tito Puente, Ynes Mexia, Tomás Rivera… More
  • All Early Grades

    • Return to Earth!
      Galaxy Zack
      O'Ryan, Ray
      Return to Earth!
      Galaxy Zack
      O'Ryan, Ray
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: March 24, 2015
      Categories: Children, 7-9, Fiction, Science Fiction
      Zack is a planet-hopping pro—but a return to Earth results in some unexpected puppy trouble in the tenth Galaxy Zack chapter book adventure. Zack is headed back to Earth for the first time since moving to Nebulon. He can’t wait to see his best friend Bert and show his new friend, the former bully Seth Stevens, all around his old stomping grounds! Luna’s excited too. A little too excited. When the pooch escapes and goes missing, sightseeing plans take an unexpected turn. Will Zack find Luna before he has to head home to Nebulon? With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Galaxy Zack chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.… More
    • Vampire Brat
      Araminta Spookie
      Sage, Angie
      Vampire Brat
      Araminta Spookie
      Sage, Angie
      eBook
      Publisher: HarperCollins
      Published: October 6, 2009
      Categories: Children, 7-9, Fiction, Horror, Humorous Fiction
      What's lurking in the basement? Araminta thinks something horrible is hiding in the deep, hidden passages of Spookie House—could it be a werewolf? Then Max, Uncle Drac's creepy nephew, arrives and Araminta is sure he's up to no good. Araminta comes up with a plan to figure out what Max is up to—and also to capture the werewolf. But will it work? … More
    • Best Friends Forever : And More True Stories of Animal Friendships
      National Geographic Kids Chapters
      Shields, Amy
      Best Friends Forever : And More True Stories of Animal Friendships
      National Geographic Kids Chapters
      Shields, Amy
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital Dist
      Published: July 9, 2013
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Nonfiction, Nature
      This is the first in a line of four books within the National Geographic Kids Chapters series that explore unexpected animal bonds. In this book you'll meet four unlikely pairings, including Billy and Lilly. Billy the boxer adopted Lilly the goat when she was abandoned by her mother. Billy and Lilly are rarely apart since Billy has taken on the role of Lilly's protector, caretaker, and constant companion. This and the other stories in this book will enchant readers and empower them to devour the more text-heavy "grown up" style of the book, while still keeping the story easily digestable for a hestitant reader. National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources. Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information. From the Trade Paperback edition. … More
    • Twelve Minutes to Midnight
      The Penelope Tredwell Mysteries
      Edge, Christopher
      Twelve Minutes to Midnight
      The Penelope Tredwell Mysteries
      Edge, Christopher
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: March 4, 2014
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Mystery
      Penelope Tredwell is the feisty thirteen-year-old orphan heiress of the bestselling magazine, The Penny Dreadful. Her masterly tales of the macabre are gripping Victorian Britain, even if no one knows she's the author. One day, a letter she receives from the governor of the notorious Bedlam madhouse plunges her into an adventure more terrifying than anything she has ever imagined ...… More
    • Amazing Odorous Adventures of Stinky Dog
      Tales from the House of Bunnicula
      Howe, James
      Amazing Odorous Adventures of Stinky Dog
      Tales from the House of Bunnicula
      Howe, James
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: January 15, 2013
      Categories: Children, 7-9, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Dear possible reader of this book, What's faster than a speeding bullet and more powerful than a pound of Gorgonzola cheese? It's Stinky Dog, the hero of my new book. By a stroke of fate (or is it destiny?) the lovable (not to mention cute) Howie Monroe is transformed into Stinky Dog, protector of the innocent. (Don't worry, he's still lovable.) (Not to mention cute.) The secret of Stinky Dog's power is Super Stench -- an odor so strong it can bend steel! (Am I good or what?) Joined by a smart-mouthed sidekick, a sparrow named Little D, Stinky Dog tries to save Center City from villainous, low-life, miserable, rotten, wicked, kindergarten-scissors-stealing gangs who roam the streets, knocking down little old ladies and running off with their handbags! Your friend, Howie… More
    • Wild Kid
      Mazer, Harry
      Wild Kid
      Mazer, Harry
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: July 14, 2015
      Categories: Children, 7-9, Fiction, Adventure
      "Can I go home now?" After his bike gets stolen, twelve-year-old Sammy gets lost in the woods near his home. He stumbles upon the makeshift hideaway of the "wild kid" named Kevin, who has run away from reform school. Will this strongly independent tough let Sammy get home to his family? Can they both survive in the unforgiving wilderness?… More
    • Berenstain Bears in the Wax Museum
      The Berenstain Bears
      Jan Berenstain, Stan Berenstain
      Berenstain Bears in the Wax Museum
      The Berenstain Bears
      Jan Berenstain, Stan Berenstain
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: September 8, 2015
      Categories: Children, 8-9, Fiction, Mystery
      Excitement comes to Beartown! It’s summertime and the cubs of Bear Country School are thrilled when Madame Bearsaud proposes to open her world-famous wax museum in Beartown. But some of the elder bears, especially Gramps, are skeptical of the change and long for the good old days. When a diamond necklace is stolen during opening night, it seems as if the anxious bears were right to worry. And it’s up to the cubs to use their detective skills to find the thief. . . . … More
    • Tales of the Tigress
      Kung Fu Panda TV
      Katschke, Judy
      Tales of the Tigress
      Kung Fu Panda TV
      Katschke, Judy
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 9, 2015
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Go on an adventure with everyone’s favorite feline Kung-Fu master in this early chapter book with two awesome stories based on popular episodes of Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness ! In the first story, Tigress has to babysit a baby duck who has been separated from his parents. Can she care for the duckling while she searches for his mama? Then, Tigress leaves the Jade Palace to study with Mistress Mugan. There’s only one problem—when Tigress feels it’s time to go, Mistress Mugan will not let her new student leave! How will Tigress get home to the Jade Palace? © 2015 Viacom International Inc. NICKELODEON and all related logos are trademarks of Viacom International Inc. Based on the feature film “Kung Fu Panda” © 2008 DreamWorks Animation L.L.C. All Rights Reserved.… More
    • Invasion of the Mind Swappers from Asteroid 6!
      Tales from the House of Bunnicula
      Howe, James
      Invasion of the Mind Swappers from Asteroid 6!
      Tales from the House of Bunnicula
      Howe, James
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: January 15, 2013
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Horror, Humorous Fiction
      In his new book, Howie the wire-haired dachshund writes all about how the Mind Swappers from Asteroid 6 invade Earth and how he and his friend Delilah save the day.… More
    • Trouble With Brothers
      The Pyjama Gang
      Denton, P. J.
      Trouble With Brothers
      The Pyjama Gang
      Denton, P. J.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: December 6, 2011
      Categories: Children, 7-9, Fiction
      It's Kara's turn to host the Sleepover Squad's latest party, and she couldn't be more excited! Until her annoying brothers get wind of the event, and promise they're going to play all kinds of practical jokes on the Squad. That is, unless Kara agrees to be their slave. Oh no! Poor Kara is running herself ragged trying to keep up with her rotten brothers' demands, without letting her friends find out. She's worried her pals won't want to come to her house--or, worse, that they'll want to disband the Squad! But when the rest of the Squad finds out what's going on, they tell Kara to quit being the boys' slave and relax. After all, no matter what those creeps can do to them, these girls know something the boys don't: getting mad isn't the same thing as getting even....… More