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  1. Annie’s Adventures

    Annie’s Adventures
    In the Sisters 8 series, Annie is the oldest of the Huit Family Octuplets.  The eight girls and their eight cats discover that their parents have gone missing on New Year’s Eve, and embark on a mysterious adventure to find their parents.
  2. Elska

    Elska
    Elska is the first book in the Horse Diaries series.   The story starts with the birth of a new foal, Elska, and the story is told in Elska’s voice.  Elska is an Icelandic horse, living around 1000 AD in Iceland.   The story follows Elska as she meets humans who she learns to love.  The story is filled with fascinating facts about horses and Iceland and teaches new vocabulary.     
  3. The Red Blazer Girls: The Ring of Rocamadour

    The Red Blazer Girls: The Ring of Rocamadour

    In the first novel of this series, amateur detectives Sophie, Margaret, and Rebecca (the Red Blazer Girls) band together to discover the location of the Ring of Rocamadour.  They meet Ms. Harriman, who delivers the challenge to the three—they must follow clues and solve puzzles to discern the secret of the Ring.  The puzzles are given to the reader to try to solve before reading ahead.

  4. Sophie Simon Solves Them All

    Sophie Simon Solves Them All

    This humorous chapter book takes us in the life of 3rd grade student Sophie Simon. While Sophie is incredibly smart, she struggles with making friends. Sophie finds herself solving problems for her classmates that they have with their parents. The book includes “Sophie Simon’s Encyclopedia of Things She Can’t Believe You Don’t Know Already” and a recipe for Madagascar Ground Boa Taffy.
    For students in 3rd thru 5th grade.

  5. Life as a Viking: an Interactive History Adventure

    Life as a Viking: an Interactive History Adventure

    This interactive history adventure is part of Capstone Press’ You Choose series.  You the readers choose whether to experience a Viking raid, serve in a Viking army, or fight the last battles of the Vikings, with 24 possible endings.  This book is packed with adventure and the unknown.  Check out other You Choose books such as Life as a Knight,

  6. Pinkalicious: School Rules

    Pinkalicious: School Rules

    The picture books series about Pinkalicious is available as part of the “I Can Read” series. This Level 1 reader tells about Pinkalicious’ time at school. While Pinkalicious enjoys school, she thinks she would enjoy it more if Goldilicious, her unicorn, came to school with her. What will happen when Goldilicious visits the classroom? 
    Kindergarten and 1st grade students will enjoy read about Pinkalicious and Goldilicious.

  7. The Fenway Foul-Up

    The Fenway Foul-Up

    This series, Ballpark Mysteries, is for both baseball fans and mystery fans. In Fenway Foul-Up, a lucky bat is stolen, and Mike and Kate are on the case. Lots of baseball trivia for those who enjoy baseball. A second book in the series was released simultaneously.
    For students in 2nd to 4th grade.

  8. The Birthday Ball

    The Birthday Ball

    This book by Newbery winning author Lois Lowry features Princess Patricia Priscilla, who will soon turn sixteen and choose a suitor to marry. The Princess is bored with her life and disguises herself as Pat, a poor peasant girl. Pat discovers a love for school and is disappointed that she will not be able to continue. This book is filled with alliteration, rhymes, and wordplay.

  9. Happy Birthday, Bad Kitty

    Happy Birthday, Bad Kitty

    This installment in the Bad Kitty series which began as a picture book series and then morphed into chapter books, is a look at Bad Kitty’s birthday party. We meet many different breeds of cats all coming to the party bearing gifts, none of which make Bad Kitty happy. Interspersed with scientific facts about cats, this heavily illustrated book is laugh out loud funny, and is recommended for 3rd grade and up.

  10. Ready for Kindergarten, Stinky Face?

    Ready for Kindergarten, Stinky Face?

    This beginning reader is a continuation of the Stinky Face picture book series. The main character, Stinky Face, asks “what if” questions to his mother about going to Kindergarten. The questions get sillier and sillier as the book progresses, including a question about a hungry armadillo and art class.

  11. The Talent Show

    The Talent Show

    Dan Gutman (author of "Babe and Me" and "Return of the Homework Machine") offers a humorous look at the lives of elementary age students in The Talent Show. After a tornado rips through the small town of Cape Bluff, Kansas, the residents need a way to raise money to rebuild their town and raise morale. The town decides to put on a talent show, with students from the elementary school providing the talent. Everyone wants to get in on the action, talent or no talent!

  12. The Princess and the Packet of Frozen Peas

    The Princess and the Packet of Frozen Peas (2009)

    This fractured version of "The Princess and the Pea" stars Prince Henrik, who is ready to get married. He wants a girl who likes hockey and camping, plus has a nice smile. He asks his brother, Prince Hans, for advice, and observes his sister-in-law Princess Eva, a sensitive (read: whiny) princess. Henrik decides he wants the very opposite of Princess Eva, and performs the opposite of the typical princess test by putting a full bag of frozen peas under a thin mattress.

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