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Marvin Redpost

by Louis Sachar

The president of the United States is coming to visit Marvin's class. He's even going to answer one question from each kid. Plus everything is going to be on TV! Marvin is nervous. What if someone steals his question?

What if he can't speak when it's his turn? How will that look to the president and everyone watching on TV? Marvin learns how to be a good citizen and that he may grow up to be president of The United States.

But Marvin may not get a chance to see himself on TV. He's late. He forgot his mom was taking him to shop for shoes after school.

Date Added: 07/18/2018


Category: 430L

Say Cheese and Die!

by R. L. Stine

Greg thinks there is something wrong with the old camera he and his friends found. The photographs keep turning out wrong. Very wrong.

Like the snapshot Greg took of his father's new car that shows it totaled. And then Greg's father is in a nasty wreck. But Greg's friends don't believe him.

Shari even makes Greg bring the camera to her birthday party and take her picture. Only Shari's not in the photograph when it develops. Is Shari about to be taken out of the picture permanently? Who is going to take the next fall for... the evil camera?

Date Added: 08/06/2018


Category: 440L

Wayside School is Falling Down

by Louis Sachar

A collection of wacky stories about the 29 kids in Mrs. Jewls's class at the crazy and adventurous Wayside School.

Date Added: 08/06/2018


Category: 440L

Calvin Coconut

by Graham Salisbury

Calvin Coconut needs to fix things with Stella—and fast! Stella from Texas is now officially a member of the Coconut household.

As if getting a bossy babysitter isn’t bad enough for Calvin, Stella teases him mercilessly. What’s a nine-year-old boy to do? Calvin decides to “fix” her, and he dumps his neighbor’s cat Zippy on Stella’s bed, knowing she’s allergic.

But when Stella breaks out in hives and misses her first big date, Calvin realizes his “zippy fix” went too far. He’s got to make it up to her, and decides to give her a birthday present. But he has no money. Along with the help of his loyal friends and little sister, Darci, Calvin works hard, and comes up with enough cash to give Stella the best birthday gift ever.

Graham Salisbury’s voice perfectly captures the inner workings of Calvin’s mind, and Jacqueline Rogers’ delightful pictures add zest and humor toThe Zippy Fix.

Date Added: 07/19/2018


Category: 440L

The Case of the Sleepy Sloth

by Cynthia Rylant

While having a picnic on the docks, animal detectives Bunny and Jack meet a dog whose one and only lawn chair is missing, and they set out to solve the case.

Date Added: 07/17/2018


Category: 440L

The Littles Get Trapped!

by John Peterson

This early reader is based on the books of John Peterson. The Littles take it upon themselves to see that Hildy the cat doesn't starve while the Bigg family is away.

As Tom and Lucy manage to get the refrigerator door open to get the cat food, the door slams shut trapping them inside.

Date Added: 06/22/2018


Category: 440L

The Littles and the Great Halloween Scare

by John Peterson

It's almost Halloween and Tom and Lucy Little are going to scare the adults! But before they can come up with a plan, their Uncle Nick retires from the army and comes to live with the rest of the Little clan. The Littles don't know about Nick's pet Mus Mus, a White House mouse, and they are caught off guard and scared silly when the mouse appears in their home. But before Halloween is over, Tom and Lucy will have the last laugh as they play the best prank ever on their family.

The Littles are tiny people no more than six inches tall who have tails and live inside the walls of a house where the big people don't even know they are there. Read many more books about the little children, ten-year-old Tom and his sister 8-year-old Lucy in the Bookshare collection including The Littles and the Big Storm, The Littles and the Surprise Thanksgiving, The Littles Give a Party, The Littles Have A Happy Valentine's Day and at least ten more.

Date Added: 06/22/2018


Category: 440L

The Littles Go Exploring

by John Peterson

The Littles venture into the land beyond the Dark Woods, an area unknown to small people. Reissue to celebrate the Littles' 25th anniversary.

Date Added: 06/22/2018


Category: 440L

Danny and the Dinosaur Go to Camp

by Syd Hoff

From the book jacket: Guess who's going to summer camp with Danny?

His friend the dinosaur. An expert at foot races and football, and happy to help when weary hikers need a lift, this gigantic camper is a huge hit.

Since the publication of Danny and the Dinosaur in 1958, the popular pair has been a favorite for beginning readers everywhere, who, like Danny, love the dinosaur as much for the measure of his size as for the largeness of his heart.

Those who enjoy this book may also want to read "Happy Birthday, Danny and the Dinosaur!" (also available from Bookshare).

This file should make an excellent embossed braille copy. AGES 3-7

Date Added: 06/22/2018


Category: 440L

Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer

by Megan Mcdonald

Judy's big plans for the summer seem ruined when two of her best friends go away, and then her parents leave her and Stink with Aunt Opal, but a new "thrill-a-delic" plan has her racing toward fun.

Date Added: 06/22/2018


Category: 440L

Henry and Mudge and the Sneaky Crackers

by Cynthia Rylant

Henry and his big dog Mudge have a telescope, a secret code, a magnifying glass, and a spy hat.

They're ready to look for clues, steal secrets, and flirt with danger.

Checking out the neighborhood, they find a coded message. Could it be that Henry and Mudge aren't the only spies around?

Other books in this series are available from Bookshare.

Date Added: 06/22/2018


Category: 440L

Poppleton in Fall

by Cynthia Rylant

The first is a bit of nonsense involving geese flying south; Poppleton invites them in for cookies, but chatting and serving so many geese exhausts him so that he can only utter gibberish when he drops by Cherry Sue's, and succumbs to a nap.

When Poppleton seeks a new winter coat, Zacko the ferret haberdasher insults the pig for his rotundity. Cherry Sue, reminding Poppleton that Zacko is a ferret, after all, with a radically different perspective on big and small, gives her friend a catalog for big and tall pigs. Lastly, Cherry Sue saves Poppleton's bacon at the Lion's Club pancake breakfast.

Date Added: 06/22/2018


Category: 440L

Splat The Cat Sings Flat

by Rob Scotton

Splat's class is preparing to sing on Parents' Night, but Splat has stage fright! What will it take for him to overcome his fear?

Date Added: 06/22/2018


Category: 440L

The 12 Screams of Christmas

by R. L. Stine

The infamous, Most Wanted Goosebumps characters are out on the loose and after you. For the first time ever, it's a Goosebumps Christmas!

Kate Welles doesn't want to be special. She just wants to play the lead in her school's Christmas play. Her annoying "friend" Courtney is constantly getting in the way of that. Can you even call someone a "friend" if all they do is make fun of you and ruin everything all of the time? But Kate has to get along with Courtney or else neither of them will be allowed to take part in The 12 Screams of Christmas. Kate and Courtney's teacher decides they need to find a special place to rehearse. A certain house with a special history. The kind of place that Kate would normally be pretty frightened to go into. The kind of place that gives new meaning to the term: Christmas Spirit.

Date Added: 08/06/2018


Category: 450L

Last Stop

by Peter Lerangis

To find his missing father, a young boy must cross over to another dimensionIt's been six months since David Moore's father disappeared. After months of strange behavior--baby talk, forgetfulness--he simply vanished forever.

The Public Guardians searched Franklin City, but they couldn't turn up a single clue. David is beginning to give up hope when his subrail train stops between stations at the abandoned Granite Street platform. On the other side of the glass he sees a crowd of people. In the middle is his father, waving. When a psychic suggests that David may have the power to see into another dimension, he and his friends scour the city in search of a portal to the other side.

To learn if his father is alive or dead, David will need to discover the secrets of the abandoned station. Last Stop was selected by the American Library Association as a 1999 Best Book for Reluctant Young Adult Readers. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Peter Lerangis including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.

Date Added: 08/06/2018


Category: 450L

The Wild Kid

by Harry Mazer

"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?

Date Added: 08/06/2018


Category: 450L

Revenge of the Living Dummy

by R. L. Stine

The thrill ride begins when 12-year-old Britney Crosby encounters an old dummy with a lively secret -- and a wicked plan. When she thinks the nightmare is over, Britney along with her friends remain trapped forever in the scariest place on Earth.

Date Added: 08/06/2018


Category: 450L

The Haunted Car

by R. L. Stine

The original series from the Master of Fright--now a major motion picture in theaters August 7, 2015!

The original books featuring the scariest creatures from the Goosebumps movie, in theaters August 7th, 2015!

Mitchell Moinian tried to do some homework. But he kept jumping up and going to his bedroom window to peer down at the car.

A street light made the chrome bumpers sparkle and the sleek blue body glow. Mitchell couldn't resist. He had to sit in the car.

Holding his breath, he crept down the stairs and out the front door. He stepped around to the driver's side of the car and grabbed the handle.

"Go ahead," a voice whispered. "Climb in." Mitchell had no idea how scary this ride was going to be.

Date Added: 08/06/2018


Category: 450L

They Cage the Animals at Night

by Jennings Michael Burch

Burch was left at an orphanage and never stayed at any of the foster homes long enough to make friends. This is the story of how he grew up and gained the courage to reach out for love.

Date Added: 08/06/2018


Category: 450L

Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth

by Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser

Nancy Clancy is growing up and ready for a whole new adventure . . . in her chapter book debut!

Nancy and her best friend, Bree, have everything they need to solve a mystery, from their totally professional trench coats to their top-secret code.

But when crime strikes in their classroom, will these super sleuths be able to crack the case?

Find out in the glamorous start to an all-new chapter book series featuring everyone's favorite fancy girl!

Date Added: 08/02/2018


Category: 450L

Horrible Harry Goes to the Moon

by Suzy Kline

When Harry finds an ad in the paper for a used telescope, Miss Mackle suggests that the class raise money to buy it.

The telescope will make their moon study unit even more exciting! Once they get the telescope, the class can have a nighttime moonwatch.

But Harry wants to do more than watch the moon-he wants to go there! Can Harry really take a trip into outer space?

Date Added: 07/18/2018


Category: 450L

Horrible Harry and the Purple People

by Suzy Kline and Frank Remkiewicz

Room 2B been invaded by purple people! That's what Harry is saying, but no one else believes him. Can he prove that the purple people are real?

Date Added: 07/18/2018


Category: 450L

Horrible Harry's Secret

by Suzy Kline

Harry's in love, and his best friend, Doug, is disgusted -- Harry won't even throw snowballs at girls anymore. Will Harry ever go back to being his horrible self?

Date Added: 07/18/2018


Category: 450L

Arthur's Birthday

by Marc Brown

Arthur can't wait to hand out his birthday party invitations. But it turns out Muffy is having her party on the exact same day!

All of his friends are split between the two parties so Arthur and Francine hatch a clever scheme to make sure Arthur and Muffy have the best birthdays yet!

Date Added: 07/17/2018


Category: 450L

Arthur's Valentine

by Marc Brown

Who is Arthur's secret admirer? It is a real mystery.

It might be Fern.

It could be Buster playing a joke.

Or maybe even Francine. She is always teasing Arthur.

Arthur hopes it is the new girl, Sue Ellen.

Whoever it is makes Arthur's life miserable ... until Arthur neatly turns the tables, proving that he knows how to take a joke and play one as well.

Marc Brown has created an irresistible sequel to the ever popular Arthur's Eyes and Arthur's Nose.

Date Added: 07/17/2018


Category: 450L


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