Special Collections

Fiction for Young Reluctant Readers

Description: High interest, low vocabulary books that will entice even the most book-averse. Ideal for elementary and middle grade readers.


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The Lemonade War

by Jacqueline Davies

For a full hour, he poured lemonade. The world is a thirsty place, he thought as he nearly emptied his fourth pitcher of the day. And I am the Lemonade King.

Date Added: 08/08/2017


Category: Elementary

Geronimo Stilton #1: Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye

by Geronimo Stilton

Enter the world of Geronimo Stilton, where another funny adventure is always right around the corner. Each book is a fast-paced adventure with lively art and a unique format kids 7-10 will love Who Is Geronimo Stilton? That's me!

Date Added: 08/08/2017


Category: Elementary

How to Train Your Dragon

by Cressida Cowell

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

Date Added: 08/08/2017


Category: Elementary

Liberty Porter, First Daughter

by Julia Devillers

Meet Liberty Porter. She's a regular nine-year-old girl with a lot going on. First of all, her dad has just started a new job. And she has to move to a house in a new city. Oh, and the really big thing? Her dad? His new job is president of the United States.

Date Added: 08/08/2017


Category: Elementary

The Penderwicks

by Jeanne Birdsall

This summer the Penderwick sisters have a wonderful surprise: a holiday on the grounds of a beautiful estate called Arundel.

Date Added: 08/08/2017


Category: Elementary

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

by Jenny Nimmo

A magical fantasy that is fast-paced and easy-to-read. Charlie Bone has a special gift- he can hear people in photographs talking.

Date Added: 08/08/2017


Category: Elementary

The Mysterious Benedict Society

by Trenton Lee Stewart and Carson Ellis

Dozens of children respond to this peculiar ad in the newspaper and are then put through a series of mind-bending tests, which readers take along with them. Only four children-two boys and two girls-succeed.

Date Added: 08/08/2017


Category: Elementary

Hook's Revenge

by Heidi Schulz

Twelve-year-old Heidi dreams of becoming every bit as feisty as her infamous father, Captain James Hook. Her grandfather, on the other hand, intends to see her constrained into the role of the perfect society lady.

Date Added: 08/08/2017


Category: Elementary

Flights and Chimes and Mysterious Times

by Emma Trevayne and Glenn Thomas

In nineteenth-century England, a boy is about to discover a mysterious mechanical world he may never escape.Ten-year-old Jack Foster has stepped through a doorway and into quite a different London.

Date Added: 08/08/2017


Category: Elementary

The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell: Book 1

by Chris Colfer

Alex and Conner Bailey's world is about to change.When the twins' grandmother gives them a treasured fairy-tale book, they have no idea they're about to enter a land beyond all imagining: the Land of Stories, where fairy tales are real.

Date Added: 08/08/2017


Category: Elementary

The Year of the Dog

by Grace Lin

It's the Chinese Year of the Dog, and as Pacy celebrates with her family, she finds out that this is the year she is supposed to "find herself.

Date Added: 08/08/2017


Category: Elementary

The One and Only Ivan

by Katherine Applegate and Patricia Castelao

Date Added: 08/08/2017


Category: Elementary

A Tale Dark and Grimm

by Adam Gidwitz and Hugh D'Andrade

In this mischievous and utterly original debut, Hansel and Gretel walk out of their own story and into eight other classic Grimm-inspired tales.

Date Added: 08/08/2017


Category: Elementary

The Fairy-Tale Detectives (The Sisters Grimm Book #1)

by Michael Buckley

The Sisters Grimm take readers to a world where fairy tales are fact and not everyone is who they seem!

Date Added: 08/08/2017


Category: Elementary

The Misadventures of Max Crumbly 1: Locker Hero

by Rachel Renée Russell

A brand-new series from #1 New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries author Rachel Renee Russell! Introducing Max Crumbly!Max Crumbly is about to face the scariest place he's ever been: South Ridge Middle School.

Date Added: 08/08/2017


Category: Elementary

Middle School #1: The Worst Years of My Life

by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts and Laura Park

Rafe Khatchadorian has enough problems at home without throwing his first year of middle school into the mix.

Date Added: 08/08/2017


Category: Elementary

Lawn Boy

by Gary Paulsen

One day I was 12 years old and broke. Then Grandma gave me Grandpa's old riding lawnmower. I set out to mow some lawns. More people wanted me to mow their lawns. And more and more. . . .

Date Added: 08/08/2017


Category: Elementary

Infinity Ring Book 1: A Mutiny in Time

by James Dashner and Scholastic Multi-Platform

Scholastic's next multi-platform mega-event begins here! History is broken, and three kids must travel back in time to set it right!

Date Added: 08/08/2017


Category: Elementary

A Mutiny in Time (Infinity Ring #1)

by James Dashner

History is broken, and three kids must travel back in time to set it right. When best friends Dak Smyth and Sera Froste stumble upon a secret of time travel - a hand-held device known as the Infinity Ring - they're swept up in a centuries-long secret war for the fate of mankind.

Date Added: 08/08/2017


Category: Elementary

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

by Jeff Kinney

Date Added: 08/08/2017


Category: Elementary

The Big Field

by Mike Lupica

Playing shortstop is a way of life for Hutch-not only is his hero, Derek Jeter, a shortstop, but so was his father, a former local legend turned pro. Which is why having to play second base feels like demotion to second team.

Date Added: 08/08/2017


Category: Elementary

No Talking

by Andrew Clements and Mark Elliott

In No Talking, Andrew Clements portrays a battle of wills between some spunky kids and a creative teacher with the perfect pitch for elementary school life that made Frindle an instant classic.It's boys vs.

Date Added: 08/08/2017


Category: Elementary

Lunch Money

by Andrew Clements and Brian Selznick

Meet Greg Kenton, billionaire in the making. Greg Kenton has two obsessions -- making money and his long-standing competition with his annoying neighbor, Maura Shaw.

Date Added: 08/08/2017


Category: Elementary

Lowriders in Space (Book 1)

by Cathy Camper and Raul The Third

Lupe Impala, El Chavo Flapjack, and Elirio Malaria love working with cars. You name it, they can fix it. But the team's favorite cars of all are lowriders--cars that hip and hop, dip and drop, go low and slow, bajito y suavecito.

Date Added: 08/08/2017


Category: Elementary

Stick Dog

by Tom Watson

Introducing everyone's new best friend: Stick Dog! He'll make you laugh . . . he'll make you cry . . . but above all, he'll make you hungry. Follow Stick Dog as he goes on an epic quest for the perfect burger.

Date Added: 08/08/2017


Category: Elementary


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