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Miss Nelson is Missing!

by Harry Allard

The kids in Room 207 were misbehaving again. Spitballs stuck to the ceiling. Paper planes whizzing through the air. They were the worst-behaved class in the whole school.

So begins this quirky classic, first published in 1977 and still relevant today as a lighthearted reminder to show our appreciation to those we value. The students don’t proffer a shred of respect for their good-natured teacher Miss Nelson, but when the witchy substitute Miss Viola Swamp appears on the scene, they start to regret their own wicked ways. James Marshall’s scritchy, cartoonish full-color ink and wash illustrations are hilarious. A back-to-school perennial!

Date Added: 09/09/2019


Category: 340L

George and Martha

by James Marshall

Two lovable hippos teach the meaning of friendship in five separate vignettes: "Split Pea Soup," "The Flying Machine," "The Tub," "The Mirror," "The Tooth."

Date Added: 09/06/2019


Category: 350L

Happy Halloween, Biscuit!

by Alyssa Satin Capucilli

Wooof! Wooof! Biscuit and the little girl are going trick-or-treating on his first Halloween. What kinds of silly surprises are in store for them? Pull back the flaps to find out!

Date Added: 10/18/2018


Category: 370L

Monster Blood For Breakfast!

by R. L. Stine

It's a whole new ride from master of horror and bestselling author R.L. Stine--with a story so fiendish that it can't be contained to just one book!

For an athlete like Matt Daniels, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It's also the msot dangerous. That's because somebody is about to pull a mean prank. The recipe is simple: Just add Monster Blood.

As if Matt's problems weren't big and slimy enough, a surprise invitation will lead to the even more trouble. How long can Matt survive inside a terrifying theme park? Not very long if his friends keep disappearing!

Date Added: 08/06/2018


Category: 390L

How to Kill a Monster

by R. L. Stine

Gretchen and her stepbrother, Clark, hate staying at their grandparents' house. Grandpa Eddie is totally deaf. And Grandma Rose is obsessed with baking. Plus, they live in the middle of a dark, muddy swamp. Things couldn't get any worse, right? WRONG.

Because there's something really weird about Grandma and Grandpa's house. Something odd about that room upstairs. The one that's locked. The one with the strange noises coming from it. Strange growling noises...

Date Added: 08/06/2018


Category: 360L

The Barking Ghost

by R. L. Stine

Everyone thinks Cooper Holmes is a scaredy-cat. But when he moves into a new house deep in the woods, scary things really do start to happen.

Date Added: 08/06/2018


Category: 390L

How I Learned to Fly

by R. L. Stine

Wilson Schlame loves to make Jack Johnson feel like a total loser. And Jack's had it. That's how he ended up down at the beach. In a creepy, old abandoned house. In the dark.

Trying to hide from Wilson. But everything is about to change. Because Jack just dug up the coolest book. It's called Flying Lessons. It tells how humans can learn to fly.

Poor jack. He wanted to get back at Wilson. But now that Jack's learned how to fly, things down on earth are getting really scary...

Date Added: 08/06/2018


Category: 370L

Heidi

by Johanna Spyri and Gail Herman and Lydia Halverson

The story of Heidi was written over one hundred years ago, however, it is far from a period piece. In the Swiss Alps, where it is set, a hundred years is just the blink of an eye.

We see in her the daughter that every mother dreams of having and every little girl dreams of being. Her presence makes us happy, and so her story has endured.

This deluxe Children's Classic edition is produced with high-quality, leatherlike binding with gold stamping, full-color covers, colored endpapers with a book nameplate.

Some of the other titles in this series include: Anne of Green Gables, Black Beauty, King Arthur and His Knights, Little Women, and The Secret Garden.From the Hardcover edition.

Date Added: 08/06/2018


Category: 360L

The Beast from the East

by R. L. Stine

Ginger Wald and her identical twin brothers, Nat and Pat, are lost in the woods. No problem. After all, Ginger did go to that stupid nature camp.

Still, there's something odd about this part of the woods. The grass is yellow. The bushes are purple. And the trees are like skyscrapers.Then Ginger and her brothers meet the beasts. They're big blue furry creatures. And they want to play a game.

But in this game, the winners get to live. The losers get eaten...

Date Added: 08/06/2018


Category: 330L

Sidekicks

by Dan Santat

Look up in the sky! It's a graphic novel about SUPERHERO PETS from CALDECOTT MEDALIST DAN SANTAT!

Captain Amazing, superhero and savior of Metro City, is getting old. He's out all hours battling arch-villains, catching thieves, and helping little old ladies cross the street. He doesn't even have time for his house full of pets. He needs - a SIDEKICK!

Captain Amazing's four pets agree. But each one of them thinks HE should get the sidekick spot - and a chance for one-on-one time with the Captain. Get ready for sibling rivalry royale as pets with superpowers duke it out for the one thing they all want - a super family.

A BOLD and BRILLIANT graphic novel romp by Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat.

Advisory: Bookshare has learned that this book offers only partial accessibility. We have kept it in the collection because it is useful for some of our members. To explore further access options with us, please contact us through the Book Quality link. Benetech is actively working on projects to improve accessibility issues such as these.

Date Added: 08/06/2018


Category: 340L

The Upstairs Room

by Johanna Reiss

A Life in Hiding

When the German army occupied Holland, Annie de Leeuw was eight years old. Because she was Jewish, the occupation put her in grave danger-she knew that to stay alive she would have to hide. Fortunately, a Gentile family, the Oostervelds, offered to help. For two years they hid Annie and her sister, Sini, in the cramped upstairs room of their farmhouse.

Most people thought the war wouldn't last long. But for Annie and Sini -- separated from their family and confined to one tiny room -- the war seemed to go on forever.

In the part of the marketplace where flowers had been sold twice a week-tulips in the spring, roses in the summer-stood German tanks and German soldiers. Annie de Leeuw was eight years old in 1940 when the Germans attacked Holland and marched into the town of Winterswijk where she lived. Annie was ten when, because she was Jewish and in great danger of being captured by the invaders, she and her sister Sini had to leave their father, mother, and older sister Rachel to go into hiding in the upstairs room of a remote farmhouse.

Johanna de Leeuw Reiss has written a remarkably fresh and moving account of her own experiences as a young girl during World War II. Like many adults she was innocent of the German plans for Jews, and she might have gone to a labor camp as scores of families did. "It won't be for long and the Germans have told us we'll be treated well," those families said. "What can happen?" They did not know, and they could not imagine.... But millions of Jews found out.

Mrs. Reiss's picture of the Oosterveld family with whom she lived, and of Annie and Sini, reflects a deep spirit of optimism, a faith in the ingenuity, backbone, and even humor with which ordinary human beings meet extraordinary challenges. In the steady, matter-of-fact, day-by-day courage they all showed lies a profound strength that transcends the horrors of the long and frightening war. Here is a memorable book, one that will be read and reread for years to come.

Newbery Medal Honor book

Jane Addams Children’s Book Honor Book

Date Added: 08/06/2018


Category: 380L

A Kiss For Little Bear

by Else Holmelund Minarik

Too much kissing?

Little Bear sends Grandmother a picture, and she likes it so much she asks Hen to take him a thank-you kiss.

But Hen passes the kiss to Frog, who passes it to Cat, and on and on--will Little Bear ever get his kiss?

Date Added: 08/02/2018


Category: 340L

Little Bear

by Else Holmelund Minarik

In one story, "Birthday Soup," Little Bear cannot find his mother and presumes she has forgotten his birthday. With the prospect of guests arriving and no cake in sight, he sets out to make birthday soup (all his friends like soup). Just as the gathering is sitting down for soup, Mother Bear shows up with a big, beautiful birthday cake.

"I never did forget your birthday, and I never will," she says to her son as he hugs her leg. In "Little Bear Goes to the Moon," Little Bear declares that he will fly to the moon in his new space helmet. Mother Bear tells him to be back by lunch, and he is.

[This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts for K-1 at http://www.corestandards.org.]

Date Added: 08/02/2018


Category: 370L

Space Cat

by Jeff Dinardo

Story of how a cat brings its dreams true of flying into the space despite a dog telling it would not succeed.

Date Added: 08/02/2018


Category: 340L

Olivia Forms a Band

by Ian Falconer and Dame Edna

Everyone's favorite Caldecott Honor-winning porcine diva is back, and with fanfare! There are going to be fireworks tonight, and Olivia can hardly wait to hear the band. But when she finds out that there isn't going to be a band, she can't understand why not. How can there be fireworks without a band?! And so Olivia sets to putting a band together herself...all by herself. Using pots, pans, her brother's toys, and even her father's suspenders, Olivia forms a band spectacular enough to startle any audience. Lavishly brought to life in Ian Falconer's signature style, and introducing an eye-catching shade of blue, here is Olivia doing what Olivia does best -- making noise.

Advisory: Bookshare has learned that this book offers only partial accessibility. We have kept it in the collection because it is useful for some of our members. To explore further access options with us, please contact us through the Book Quality link on the right sidebar. Benetech is actively working on projects to improve accessibility issues such as these.

Date Added: 07/30/2018


Category: 380L

Rap a Tap Tap, Here's Bojangles--Think of That!

by Leo Dillon and Diane Dillon

This book for young children tells the story of Bill "Bojangles" Robinson--an African-American tap dancer and one of the most popular entertainers of the 1920's-30s.

Date Added: 07/30/2018


Category: 360L

The Long Way to a New Land

by Joan Sandin

"We will go to America!" It is 1868, and Carl Erik's family faces starvation in Sweden. As their hopes fade, they must endure a journey over land and sea to reach a better life in a new country thousands of miles away.

Date Added: 07/19/2018


Category: 340L

Deep Trouble II

by R. L. Stine

Billy Deep and his sister Sheena are spending another summer in the Caribbean on their uncle's totally cool floating lab. The weather is beautiful. And there are lots of neat places to go swimming and snorkeling.

Billy and Sheena are great swimmers. But even great swimmers get into trouble--especially this year. This year there's something really scary going on under the sea. The fish all seem to be growing. Bigger and bigger. With monster-sized appetites...

Date Added: 07/19/2018


Category: 350L

Whatever After #7

by Sarah Mlynowski

The magical seventh installment in this NEW YORK TIMES bestselling series!

This time, the magic mirror sucks Abby and Jonah into the story of Beauty and the Beast. When Jonah angers the Beast by picking flowers from his garden, he becomes the Beast's prisoner! Abby has to save her brother by finding Beauty, whom the Beast will surely fall in love with, right? NOPE.

The Beast doesn't like Beauty, so it's up to Abby and her brother to match-make this reluctant pair and fix this fractured fairy tale before things get pretty ugly!

Date Added: 07/19/2018


Category: 380L

The Wizard of Ooze

by R. L. Stine

Take a little Horror home with you!

Marco is a diehard fan of The Ooze, a comic book villain with the power to sludge his enemies. So when he finds a super-rare edition at the Chiller House gift shop, Marco is sure he has found something special for his collection.

Outside of HorrorLand there are a few other people interested in the comic book. The kinds of people you don't want to mess around with. Like a muscular monster of a man dressed as The Ooze. But if he's only wearing a costume, why does he leave an oily mess everywhere he goes? And why is he following Marco?

Date Added: 07/19/2018


Category: 370L

Clifford

by Norman Bridwell

Emily Elizabeth introduces readers to her big red dog, Clifford. Limited picture descriptions present.

Date Added: 07/19/2018


Category: 370L

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

by Simms Taback

There was an old lady who swallowed a fly, a favorite American folk poem, was first heard in the United States in the 1940’s. Using an ever-expanding die-cut hole, Simms Taback gives us a rollicking, eye-popping version of the well-loved poem.

Date Added: 07/19/2018


Category: 320L

Mary Anne Saves the Day

by Ann M. Martin

The girls of the BSC are in a huge fight, and Mary Anne feels caught in the middle. She isn't usually a leader in their group, but when the club leaves her alone to deal with a sick child, Mary Anne knows it's time to take charge.

Date Added: 07/19/2018


Category: 350L

The Meanest Thing to Say

by Bill Cosby

This is another book in the Little Bill Series.

Could Little Bill really find a way to play the name-calling game without any unkind words? Could he really play with just one little word on his lips and a big smile on his face? And what would his classmates think?

This book includes descriptions of the pictures, which adds to its fun.

Other books about Little Bill are available from Bookshare. This file should make an excellent embossed braille copy.

Date Added: 07/19/2018


Category: 350L

Ghost Town at Sundown

by Mary Pope Osborne and Sal Murdocca

Is this town HAUNTED?

Jack and Annie wonder when the Magic Tree House whisks them to the Wild West.

But before they can say "Boo!" they rush headlong into an adventure filled with horse thieves, a lost colt, rattlesnakes, and a cowboy named Slim.

Date Added: 07/19/2018


Category: 350L


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