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Marvin Redpost

by Louis Sachar

If you kiss yourself on the elbow, you'll turn into a girl.

When Marvin's lips touch his elbow, he suddenly finds himself acting very strange. Wishing he had pigtails like his sister, Linzy. Asking to play hopscotch at recess. Even dotting his i's with little hearts in class! Sure, he may have figured out the secret difference between girls and boys...but will Marvin Redpost ever return to normal?

Date Added: 07/18/2018


Category: 510L

Why Pick on Me?

by Louis Sachar

This book will help children understand teasing and how to cope when they are being picked on. An argument over the score of a ball game on the playground ends with Marvin being accused of picking his nose.

By the next day all the kids say he's a nose picker, and won't touch anything that might have Marvin's boogers on it. His life gets worse when Marvin's best friends don't want to be seen with him, when his grades go down, and his teacher writes an embarrassing note right on his report card! Even the lunch lady and the principal get on Marvin's case.

Can it be that Marvin's four-year-old sister's very gross, very personal, question could be the key to a plan that can stop the teasing and end Marvin's loneliness? Kids will be amazed that a book this easy to read can be so hilarious! They may even decide to test their friends' and family's honesty and have some laughs with Marvin's little sister's rude, embarrassing, question. By the way, do you...?

Date Added: 07/18/2018


Category: 510L

Stink and the Midnight Zombie Walk

by Megan Mcdonald

Date Added: 07/18/2018


Category: 510L

The Case of the Missing Monkey

by Cynthia Rylant

While having breakfast at their favorite diner, two detectives, Bunny and Jack, solve a mystery that is not what it seems.

Date Added: 07/17/2018


Category: 510L

Arthur Turns Green

by Marc Brown

Arthur is full of ideas when it comes to doing his part to save the planet. But is he actually turning green? Arthur comes home from school and begins sneaking around the house, taking notes and talking about a Big Green Machine. D.W. is suspicious of her brother's weird behavior, and when Arthur shows up late for dinner with green hands, she really gets the creeps! Will the Big Green Machine get her, too? Find out how Arthur's secret project convinces his entire family to turn green! Get to know your favorite aardvark all over again in the first new Arthur Adventure in nearly a decade!

Date Added: 07/17/2018


Category: 510L

Arthur and the Best Coach Ever

by Stephen Krensky and Marc Brown

When Muffy's father becomes the new soccer coach, the team is happy at first--everyone gets new uniforms and ice cream. But then the kids realize Mr. Crosswire isn't like the old coach, and they begin to wonder if he really cares. Can the players and Coach Crosswire figure out what being a team is all about? Picture descriptions present.

Date Added: 07/17/2018


Category: 510L

The Littles and the Missing Cat

by Cheryl Mead

It's the little clues that count. So join Tom and Lucy as they trace the cat hairs, follow the flea, and solve the mystery of the missing cat!

Date Added: 06/22/2018


Category: 510L

The Littles and the Trash Tinies

by John Peterson

Uncle Nick had a nasty accident when he tried to get between his pet mouse Mus Mus and Hildy the cat. To make him feel better, the Littles decide to bring some of his old friends to the house for a surprise. The journey to Trash City, Uncle Nick's old home, is long and perilous, and when they arrive there's danger around every corner! Dinky and Della can fly everyone home in their gliders, but getting out of Trash City in one piece is anything but easy...

Date Added: 06/22/2018


Category: 510L

Junie B., First Grader

by Barbara Park

Junie B. has a "looth tooth" and she's not that thrilled about it. What if she looks like toothless Uncle Lou? And what's all this tooth fairy business?

Date Added: 06/22/2018


Category: 510L

Junie B., First Grader BOO... and I MEAN It!

by Barbara Park

Halloween with Junie B. has got to be a scream! Get ready for a "Halloweenie" adventure with the world's funniest first grader!

Date Added: 06/22/2018


Category: 510L

Junie B. Jones and that Meanie Jim's Birthday

by Barbara Park and Denise Brunkus

Guess who's not invited?

That meanie Jim has invited everyone in Room Nine to his birthday party on Saturday -- except Junie B.! Should she have her own birthday party six months early and not invite Jim? Or should she move to It's a Small World After All in Disneyland?

Date Added: 06/22/2018


Category: 510L

Nate The Great Goes Down In The Dumps

by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

Rosamond looks into her crystal ball and sees another case for Nate to crack--her money box is missing and she wants Nate to find it.

Date Added: 06/22/2018


Category: 510L

Nate the Great Stalks Stupidweed

by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Marc Simont

When Oliver asks his friend Nate the Great to find his lost weed, Nate can't say no. This isn't just any weed. It's a Superweed that Oliver bought from Rosamond's Adopt-A-Weed sale.First Nate must figure out where to look for the weed. Together with his trusty dog Sludge, they search for clues in the woods, the park and even the library! But is the biggest clue right under Nate's nose?

Date Added: 06/22/2018


Category: 510L

Judy Moody, M.D.

by Megan Mcdonald

Judy Moody is an inquisitive youngster with the nack of getting into funny situations. This is a very entertaining book for young people. From the publisher: tickle your humerus (aka funny bone) and put you in a very Judy Moody mood! She took her own temperature. With the fancy thermometer that beeped. It was not normal. It was not 98.6. Judy's temperature was 188.8! Judy's temperature was 00.0! Judy's temperature was beep-beep-beep-beep-beep. She, Judy Moody, had the temperature of an outer-space alien! Judy Moody has a mood for every occasion, and now, she, Judy Moody, is in a medical mood! It's no secret that Judy wants to be like Elizabeth Blackwell, first woman doctor, when she grows up. So when Class 3T starts to study the Amazing Human Body, Judy can hardly wait to begin her better-than-best-ever third-grade projects: show-and-tell with something way rarer than a scab, a real-live ooey-gooey operation, and a cloning experiment that may create double trouble for Judy and her friends. RARE!

Date Added: 06/22/2018


Category: 510L

Mercy Watson Fights Crime

by Kate DiCamillo and Chris Dusen

The beguiling porcine wonder turns bucking bronco to snare a robber in this hilarious new addition to the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling series. Leroy Ninker is a small man with a big dream: he wants to be a cowboy, but for now he's just a thief. In fact, Leroy is robbing the Watsons' kitchen right this minute! As he drags the toaster across the counter -- screeeeeech -- and drops it into his bag -- clannngggg -- little does he know that a certain large pig who loves toast with a great deal of butter is stirring from sleep. Even less could he guess that comedy of errors (not to mention the buttery sweets in his pocket) will soon lead this little man on the wild and raucous rodeo ride he's always dreamed of! Nosy neighbors, astonished firemen, a puzzled policeman, and the ever-doting Watsons return for a new tongue-in-snout adventure about Kate DiCamillo's delightfully single-minded pig.

Date Added: 06/22/2018


Category: 510L

The Stories Julian Tells

by Ann Cameron and Ann Strugnell

Julian is a quick fibber and a wishful thinker. And he is great at telling stories. He can make people--especially his younger brother, Huey--believe just about anything. Like the story about the cats that come in the mail. Or the fig leaves that make you grow tall if you eat them off the tree. But some stories can lead to a heap of trouble, and that's exactly where Julian and Huey end up!

[This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts for grades 2-3 at http://www.corestandards.org.]

Date Added: 08/13/2018


Category: 520L

Flora And Ulysses

by K. G. Campbell and Kate DiCamillo

Winner of the 2014 Newbery Medal. Holy unanticipated occurrences! A cynic meets an unlikely superhero in a genre-breaking new novel by master storyteller Kate DiCamillo. It begins, as the best superhero stories do, with a tragic accident that has unexpected consequences. The squirrel never saw the vacuum cleaner coming, but self-described cynic Flora Belle Buckman, who has read every issue of the comic book Terrible Things Can Happen to You!, is the just the right person to step in and save him. What neither can predict is that Ulysses (the squirrel) has been born anew, with powers of strength, flight, and misspelled poetry -- and that Flora will be changed too, as she discovers the possibility of hope and the promise of a capacious heart.

Newbery Medal Winner

Date Added: 07/20/2018


Category: 520L

Ski School Sneak

by Carolyn Keene and Macky Pamintuan

Snowy situation!

Nancy, George, and Bess are on a ski trip! They are having tons of fun, and Bess proves a natural for the slopes. She even wins a special award! But when the ski supply room is suddenly trashed, all eyes turn to Bess. It looks like she's a suspect this time around.

Nancy is sure Bess is innocent, but how can she prove it? And just when it seems things can't get any worse, a snowstorm closes the road home. The Clue Crew is trapped at the ski lodge! Can Nancy find a way to clear Bess's name...and will they ever get home?

Date Added: 07/18/2018


Category: 520L

Sleepover Sleuths

by Carolyn Keene and Macky Pamintuan

Eight-year-old Nancy Drew has her first case to crack! Can you help? Nancy and her two best friends, George and Bess, are so excited! They have been invited to Deirdre's sleepover party! There will be pizza, cake, and even a pajama fashion show.

But the most exciting thing is that the party has a City Girls doll theme. All of the guests are bringing their dolls with them! But then Deirdre's City Girls doll -- Hollywood Heather -- goes missing. Is her sleepover ruined? Or is there a detective in the room who can make sense of this mystery?

Date Added: 07/18/2018


Category: 520L

Horrible Harry and the Top-Secret Hideout

by Suzy Kline and Amy Wummer

A story about appreciating and preserving the environment in your own backyard.Doug thought he knew everything about his best friend, Harry . . . until he discovers that Harry has a secret hideout in the woods just outside of South School.Unfortunately, Harry can't keep his hideout a secret much longer, because the land is going to be sold and turned into a big apartment building--unless he and the rest of the kids in Room 3B can save it. Harry has the idea to turn the lot into a nature center, and his friends want to help after he shows them the beautiful wildflowers, yellow spotted salamanders, and slimy tadpoles. But can Harry persuade the school board to agree, too? Or will his horrible fear come true: losing his hideout forever?

Date Added: 07/18/2018


Category: 520L

Horrible Harry and the Locked Closet

by Suzy Kline and Frank Remkiewicz

After four days in a row of indoor recess, Miss Mackle's students are bored-until Harry decides to solve the biggest mystery ever in Room 3B! There's a locked closet in the classroom that's been sealed off for years, and he wants to know what's inside. So Harry drafts Doug, Song Lee, and the rest of the class to help him investigate. Their search reveals many surprises-from a hidden trapdoor to...eyeballs! What secret treasures does the closet hold? Is it something more horrible than even Harry can imagine?

Date Added: 07/18/2018


Category: 520L

Marvin Redpost

by Louis Sachar

Marvin Redpost suddenly figures out why he has red hair and blue eyes, when everyone else in his family has brown hair and brown eyes.

He's not really Marvin Redpost at all. He is Robert, the Lost Prince of Shampoon! Soon his friends are treating him like royalty. Now all he has to do is break the news to his "parents."

Date Added: 07/18/2018


Category: 520L

D.W., Go to Your Room!

by Marc Brown

When D.W. is sent to her room as punishment for making baby Kate cry, it is Kate who finally makes her feel better.

Date Added: 07/17/2018


Category: 520L

Arthur's First Sleepover

by Marc Brown

Children can read about Arthur's antics in his own backyard with Buster and the Brain.

Date Added: 07/17/2018


Category: 520L

Arthur Lost and Found

by Marc Brown

Arthur and Buster take the bus downtown together for the first time to go to Arthur's swimming lesson. During the ride, they fall asleep and miss their stop, winding up on the other side of town. Then they spend all their money on a snack of chocolate winkies and strawberry sodas. Will Arthur and Buster be able to put their heads together and find their way home? With characteristic humor, this Arthur Adventure will keep fans on the edge of their seats until Arthur and Buster make their way home safely.

Date Added: 07/17/2018


Category: 520L


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