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The Curse of Camp Cold Lake

by R. L. Stine

Camp is supposed to be fun, but Sarah hates Camp Cold Lake. The lake is gross and slimy. And she's having a little trouble with her bunkmates. They hate her.

So Sarah comes up with a plan. She'll pretend to drown - then everyone will feel sorry for her.

But things don't go exactly the way Sarah planned. Because down by the cold, dark lake someone is watching her. Stalking her. Someone with pale blue eyes. And a see-through body...

Date Added: 08/06/2018


Category: 400L

Frankenstein's Dog

by R. L. Stine

The infamous, Most Wanted Goosebumps characters are out on the loose and they're coming after you! Catch them all undead or alive!

Kat is reluctant to visit her Uncle Vic Frankenstein because of all the rumors about him. People in the small town where he lives say he's a mad scientist like his great-grandfather, Victor Frankenstein, who created a monster that came alive and terrorized the town.

But Kat is relieved to find that even though he lives in a dark, old castle-like mansion, Uncle Vic is a quiet, gentle man, a scientist interested in building robots with artificial intelligence. Also, Kat loves Poochie, Vic's small, adorable, fluffy white dog, funny and playful.

But after an accident occurs in her uncle's lab, strange things begin to happen. Has Kat created a monster? Or is something else responsible for the horror that is unleashed?

Date Added: 08/06/2018


Category: 400L

It's the First Day of School...Forever!

by R. L. Stine

Everything goes wrong for eleven-year-old Artie on his first day at Ardmore Middle School, from the moment his alarm goes off until the next morning, when everything is repeated exactly the same way.

Date Added: 08/06/2018


Category: 400L

Father Bear Comes Home

by Maurice Sendak and Else Holmelund Minarik

Little Bear's father is finally coming home from a long fishing trip. Little Bear is very excited to see him--even if he doesn't bring the mermaid Little Bear has been hoping for!

Date Added: 08/02/2018


Category: 400L

Danny and the Dinosaur

by Syd Hoff

Danny's adventurous day with a dinosaur from the museum.

Date Added: 06/22/2018


Category: 400L

Egg Monsters from Mars

by R. L. Stine

When Dana Johnson has to take part in an egg hunt for his little sister Brandy's birthday, he's not very keen. He'd rather be studying insects through his microscope.

But then he finds The Egg. It's not like a normal egg though. It's huge, it's covered with veins and it's warm. Where on earth could it have come from? And exactly what is going to happen when it hatches?

Date Added: 08/06/2018


Category: 410L

Escape from Horrorland

by R. L. Stine

Not long ago, Luke and Lizzy Morris dared to spend one day at HorrorLand, the terrifying theme park where nightmares come to life. They thought that NOTHING could lure them back, but their travel plans are about to change....

Who--or WHAT--is summoning ordinary kids to HorrorLand and trapping them there? Luke and Lizzy are determined to find out. They've gathered every clue, and they even launched their own secret website at EscapeHorrorLand.com. This time, Luke and Lizzy are prepared to face any danger--and any villain. Or so they thought...

Date Added: 08/06/2018


Category: 410L

Son of Slappy

by R. L. Stine

The infamous, Most Wanted Goosebumps characters are out on the loose and they're coming after you! Catch them undead or alive!

Hello dummy! The evil puppet you hate to love is back for a brand new scare.

Jackson Stander is every parent's dream. He doesn't get into trouble, he always does his homework, and he never, ever lies. His teachers all trust him completely. He even volunteers at the local Youth Center. But that was all before Jackson came across an evil ventriloquist dummy. Now he must deal with Slappy and the son of Slappy as they wreak havoc on his family and friends. Jackson will soon see that two Slappy's are not better than one!

Date Added: 08/06/2018


Category: 410L

Firelight

by Kazu Kibuishi

The unforgetable seventh installment of Kazu Kibuishi's #1 New York Times bestselling series! Emily, Trellis, and Vigo visit Algos Island, where they can access and enter lost memories. They're hoping to uncover the events of Trellis's mysterious childhood -- knowledge they can use against the Elf King. What they discover is a dark secret that changes everything. Meanwhile, the voice of Emily's Amulet is getting stronger, and threatens to overtake her completely.

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Date Added: 08/06/2018


Category: 410L

Sugar and Spice

by Sarah Mlynowski

That's the way the cookie crumbles!

Yum! Our magic mirror has dropped me and my brother, Jonah, into the story of Hansel and Gretel. If we're lucky, we may even get to taste the cake-house...

But we didn't count on accidentally getting trapped. The real Hansel and Gretel are on the run, and Jonah and I have taken their place. And the witch is making a kid casserole for dinner...

Now we have to:
- Avoid being eaten
- Pretend our dog is a cat
- Learn to make kale smoothies
- Befriend a talking duck

Or we may never make it back to our home sweet home!

Date Added: 08/06/2018


Category: 410L

Towers Falling

by Jewell Parker Rhodes

From award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes, a powerful novel set fifteen years after the 9/11 attacks.

When her fifth-grade teacher hints that a series of lessons about home and community will culminate with one big answer about two tall towers once visible outside their classroom window, Deja can't help but feel confused.

She sets off on a journey of discovery, with new friends Ben and Sabeen by her side.

But just as she gets closer to answering big questions about who she is, what America means, and how communities can grow (and heal), she uncovers new questions, too.

Like, why does Pop get so angry when she brings up anything about the towers?

Award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes tells a powerful story about young people who weren't alive to witness this defining moment in history, but begin to realize how much it colors their every day.

Date Added: 08/06/2018


Category: 410L

Calvin Coconut

by Graham Salisbury and Jacqueline Rogers

Calvin's dad is a famous pop singer, and he's going to be in a concert on the island! Everyone wants to go.

Dad gave Calvin's mom 10 tickets, and Calvin has to decide who gets the last ticket: teacher's pet Shayla, who has a crush on him (ick!) or Tito the bully?

But much more important: Calvin hasn't seen his dad in four years. And he's never met Dad's new wife. Will Dad still like Calvin now?

Date Added: 07/19/2018


Category: 410L

Calvin Coconut in Trouble Magnet

by Graham Salisbury

Date Added: 07/19/2018


Category: 410L

Junie B., First Grader

by Barbara Park

Lucille is having an Easter Egg Hunt at her mansion and the winner gets to swim in Lucille's heated indoor swimming pool. So how did Junie B. get stuck wearing a big dumb bunny suit?

Date Added: 06/22/2018


Category: 410L

Shoo, Fly Guy!

by Tedd Arnold

Fly Guy returns home to discover that Buzz has gone on a picnic without him!

Sad and hungry, Fly Guy takes off in search of his favorite food.

He gets shooed away from a hamburger, a pizza, a dog's bones, and even roadkill--leaving readers to guess what Fly Guy's favorite oozy, lumpy, smelly, and brown food could possibly be!

Date Added: 06/22/2018


Category: 410L

Ghost Camp

by R. L. Stine

Harry and his brother, Alex, are dying to fit in at Camp Spirit Moon.

But the camp has so many weird traditions. Like the goody camp salute. The odd camp greeting.

And the way the old campers love to play jokes on the new campers.

Then the jokes start to get really serious. Really creepy. Really scary. First a girl sticks her arm in the campfire. Then a boy jams a pole through his foot. Still, they're just jokes...right?

Date Added: 08/06/2018


Category: 420L

The Tower Of The Elf King

by Tony Abbott and Tim Jessell

A hidden door. A magical staircase. Discover the world of Droon!

Somebody has robbed the Lumpies' village! And it can't be Lord Sparr - because he has mysteriously disappeared. The rumor is that a terrible beast is behind the crime.

So Eric, Julie and Neal set off with Khan and Princess Keeah to find the creature. Instead they find a big surprise!

Date Added: 08/06/2018


Category: 420L

Fancy Nancy and the Boy from Paris

by Jane O'Connor

There's a new boy in school, and he's from Paris.

Nancy cannot believe her luck. But this Parisian may not be as fancy as Nancy expects!

Date Added: 08/02/2018


Category: 420L

Calvin Coconut

by Graham Salisbury and Jacqueline Rogers

Calvin Coconut's fourth grade class meets Benni Obi, a weird and likable new kid. Benny brags about knowing kung fu, wears mirrored sunglasses, eats worms, crickets, and chocolate-covered scorpions, and says all the wrong things to bully Tito. Uh-oh.

Meanwhile, the neighborhood kids and pets clear the road--Calvin's babysitter Stella is learning how to drive. She's got a lead foot. Readers will enjoy the humor in Kung Fooey as Calvin's smarts and courage help him learn something new about standing up for friends, and facing a bully.

Date Added: 07/19/2018


Category: 420L

Marvin Redpost

by Louis Sachar

Botched bike races and broken noses...Suicide Hill is the stuff of legends. Many have tried to master the slippery slopes on their bikes, but few have succeeded. The word at school is that Marvin will be taking on the hill with his new mountain bike.

But the truth is, he can barely climb onto the seat! And shifting gears-forget about it. How did he suddenly become a daredevil? Does he have to ride down Suicide Hill to prove himself? If Marvin makes it, he'll be a hero. If not, his friends and family will catch the biggest wipeout in history!

As Marvin counts down to the dreaded day, his classmates have a hilarious discussion about toes, and a visiting policewoman scares Nick who didn't raise his hand before he asked a question.

Sachar conveys the funny and worrisome elements of childhood. Though this book is written with easy vocabulary , is will be fun, satisfying reading for upper as well as lower elementary age students.

Date Added: 07/18/2018


Category: 420L

Pickle Puss

by Patricia Reilly Giff

It's August, and Emily has big plans at the library. She's going to read lots of books and tack a paper fish next to her name for each one.

Then Dawn Bosco says she can read more books than Emily. Not only that, both Emily and Dawn want to keep Pickle Puss, a stray cat they found. They decide that whoever reads the most books can keep cat.

When Emily adds a fish for a book she read along time ago, she has one more fish than Dawn. She knows she's cheating, but she wants to keep the cat. What a pickle she's in.

Date Added: 06/22/2018


Category: 420L

Poppleton Everyday

by Cynthia Rylant

Three delightful new tales about Poppleton for beginning readers in which Poppleton gets sick while stargazing, goes in search of a new bed, and finds sailing anything but relaxing.

Date Added: 06/22/2018


Category: 420L

Poppleton and Friends

by Cynthia Rylant

Three charming stories of Poppleton and his wonderful friends who spend a day with him at the beach and give him sound advice when he needs it most.

Date Added: 06/22/2018


Category: 420L

Sugar

by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Ten-year-old Sugar lives on the River Road sugar plantation along the banks of the Mississippi. Slavery is over, but laboring in the fields all day doesn't make her feel very free.

Thankfully, Sugar has a knack for finding her own fun, especially when she joins forces with forbidden friend Billy, the white plantation owner's son.

Sugar has always yearned to learn more about the world, and she sees her chance when Chinese workers are brought in to help harvest the cane.

The older River Road folks feel threatened, but Sugar is fascinated. As she befriends young Beau and elder Master Liu, they introduce her to the traditions of their culture, and she, in turn, shares the ways of plantation life.

Sugar soon realizes that she must be the one to bridge the cultural gap and bring the community together.

Here is a story of unlikely friendships and how they can change our lives forever.

From Jewell Parker Rhodes, the author of Ninth Ward (a Coretta Scott King Honor Book and a Today show Al's Book Club for Kids pick), here's another tale of a strong, spirited young girl who rises beyond her circumstances and inspires others to work toward a brighter future.

Date Added: 08/06/2018


Category: 430L

Fancy Nancy and the Too-Loose Tooth

by Jane O'Connor

Nancy is about to lose her first tooth, but if she can prevent it from falling out until she arrives at school she will get a special necklace from the nurse.

Date Added: 08/02/2018


Category: 430L


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