Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley ISBN: 9780147515544 Publication Date: 2016-08-16 A New York Times bestseller! "A beguiling first novel"--Gregory Maguire in the New York Times "Takes readers to a marvelous place."--The Wall Street Journal Even though his awful Great-Aunt Gertrudis doesn't approve, Micah believes in the stories his dying Grandpa Ephraim tells him of the magical Circus Mirandus: the invisible tiger guarding the gates, the beautiful flying birdwoman, and the magician more powerful than any other--the Man Who Bends Light. Finally, Grandpa Ephraim offers proof. The Circus is real. And the Lightbender owes Ephraim a miracle. With his friend Jenny Mendoza in tow, Micah sets out to find the Circus and the man he believes will save his grandfather. The only problem is, the Lightbender doesn't want to keep his promise. And now it's up to Micah to get the miracle he came for.
Dory Fantasmagory by Abby Hanlon ISBN: 9780147510679 Publication Date: 2015-07-07 Move over, Junie B. Jones and Ivy & Bean! Here comes a lovably energetic little sister with a BIG personality—and an imagination to match! As the youngest in her family, Dory really wants attention, and more than anything she wants her brother and sister to play with her. But she’s too much of a baby for them, so she’s left to her own devices—including her wild imagination and untiring energy. Her siblings may roll their eyes at her childish games, but Dory has lots of things to do: outsmarting the monsters all over the house, escaping from prison (aka time-out), and exacting revenge on her sister’s favorite doll. And when they really need her, daring Dory will prove her bravery, and finally get exactly what she has been looking for. With plenty of pictures bursting with charm and character, this hilarious book about an irresistible rascal is the new must-read for the chapter book set.
Edward by Ellen Miles ISBN: 9781338212631 Publication Date: 2018-04-24 This puppy is quite a handful. He doesn't listen, he's obsessed with his toy sheep, and he can't ride in the car without...um...getting sick. Has Lizzie met her match, or will she be able to train this pugnacious pug?
Ellray Jakes the Dragon Slayer by Sally Warner; Brian Biggs (Illustrator) ISBN: 9780142423585 Publication Date: 2013-05-16 EllRay Jakes is a small kid with big problems! EllRay Jakes may be the smallest kid in his class at Oak Glen Primary School, but he's also his sister Alfie's big brother. So when it looks like Alfie is being bossed around by a dragon-like girl at her school, EllRay feels responsible. As her older (and wiser!) brother, shouldn't he show her that she should stand up for herself? But little sisters and four year old dragons are a bit more complicated than he thought. . . . Check out the other books in the EllRay Jakes series: EllRay Jakes Is Not A Chicken!, EllRay Jakes is a Rock Star!, and EllRay Jakes Walks the Plank!
The Iron Giant by Ted Hughes; Andrew Davidson (Illustrator) ISBN: 9780375801532 Publication Date: 1999-07-20 An iron giant saves the world in this contemporary classic. A mysterious creature stalks the land, eating barbed wire and devouring tractors and plows. The farmers are mystified--and terrified. And then they glimpse him in the night: the Iron Giant, taller than a house, with glowing headlight eyes and an insatiable taste for metal. The hungry giant must be stopped at any cost. Only a young boy named Hogarth is brave enough to lead the Iron Giant to a safe home. And only Hogarth knows where to turn when a space-bat as big as Australia, hungry for every living thing on Earth, darkens the sky. First published in 1968, Ted Hughes's classic tale is a powerful tribute to peace on earth--and in all the universe. Of it Madeleine L'Engle wrote, "How grateful we should be for Ted Hughes's brilliant The Iron Giant. It speaks to all ages, and we need its message even more now." Philip Pullman called it "so gripping that when you begin to read it aloud, everyone stops to listen, young children and old people alike." Whether you think of it as a science fiction fantasy or a modern fairy tale or a tall-tale parable for today, you will never forget it.
Jake Drake, Teacher's Pet by Andrew Clements; Janet Pedersen (Illustrator) ISBN: 9781416939320 Publication Date: 2007-07-24 Mrs. Snavin looked right past all those waving hands. She looked right at me and she smiled and said, "I think I'll have Jake take it." Then Mrs. Snavin said, "but be sure to hurry right back, Jake, because we're going to work on our number-line project, and you have to be my special computer helper, okay?" And I could feel every kid in the class looking at me. They weren't saying anything. They weren't even whispering. But right then, I heard what they were thinking anyway. They were thinking, teacher's pet.
The Legend of Diamond Lil by Doreen Cronin; Kevin Cornell (Illustrator) ISBN: 9780061779978 Publication Date: 2013-05-07 The Legend of Diamond Lil, second book in the illustrated J.J. Tully mystery series, is perfect for elementary-school kids who love adventure and animals. New York Times bestselling author Doreen Cronin brings the same wonderful humor to the JJ. Tully whodunits that she did to her beloved picture book bestsellers like Diary of a Worm. nbsp; In this sequel to the chapter book The Trouble with Chickens, all search-and-rescue dog J.J. Tully wants is to enjoy his retirement. But mama chick Moosh and chicks Dirt and Sugar are acting strange. A possum keeps finding its way into the chicken coop. And J.J. has questions about Diamond Lil, the fancy new dog next door. He’ll have to track down the clues and sniff out the evidence to save the day.
The Lighthouse Mystery by Gertrude Chandler Warner; David Cunningham (Illustrator) ISBN: 9780807545461 Publication Date: 1990-01-01 Renting a lighthouse is unusual, as is one boy's peculiar behavior. (Sp 2.6).
Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie by Julie Sternberg; Matthew Cordell (Illustrator) ISBN: 9781419720505 Publication Date: 2016-04-12 I had a bad August. A very bad August. As bad as pickle juice on a cookie. Eleanor's beloved babysitter, Bibi, is moving away. Suddenly, the things she used to enjoy aren't fun anymore--everything reminds her of Bibi. To make matters worse, Eleanor has a new babysitter, who just isn't the same. But as the new school year looms ahead, so do new beginnings. And Eleanor is about to learn some special things about herself, friendship, and the bittersweet process of growing up.
Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder; Garth Williams (Illustrator) ISBN: 9780060581817 Publication Date: 2004-05-11 For the first time in the history of the Little House books, this new edition features Garth Williams’ interior art in vibrant, full color, as well as beautifully redesigned covers. The adventures continue for Laura Ingalls and her family as they leave their little house in the Big Woods of Wisconsin and set out for Kansas. They travel for many days in their covered wagon until they find the best spot to build their little house on the prairie. Soon they are planting and plowing, hunting wild ducks and turkeys, and gathering grass for their cows. Sometimes pioneer life is hard, but Laura and her folks are always busy and happy in their new little house.
The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary; Louis Darling (Illustrator); Tracy Dockray (Illustrator); Jacqueline Rogers (Illustrator) ISBN: 9780380709243 Publication Date: 2014-03-18 In this imaginative adventure from Newbery Medal-winning author Beverly Cleary, a young mouse named Ralph is thrown into a world of excitement when a boy and his shiny toy motorcycle check into the Mountain View Inn. When the ever-curious Ralph spots Keith's red toy motorcycle, he vows to ride it. So when Keith leaves the bike unattended in his room one day, Ralph makes his move. But with all this freedom (and speed!) come a lot of obstacles. Whether dodging a rowdy terrier or keeping his nosy cousins away from his new wheels, Ralph has a lot going on! With a pal like Keith always looking out for him, there's nothing this little mouse can't handle. Supports the Common Core State Standards
Mr. Klutz Is Nuts! by Dan Gutman; Jim Paillot (Illustrator) ISBN: 9780060507022 Publication Date: 2004-06-29 Never before has school been this mixed up;or this much fun! Principal Klutz was hanging upside down from the school flagpole! He kissed a pig on the lips and painted his bald head orange! And now he wants to bungee jump off the roof of the school dressed as Santa Claus!
The Quest for Paradise by Geronimo Stilton ISBN: 9780545253079 Publication Date: 2010-10-01 More than 36 million copies of Geronimo Stilton books have been sold worldwide! In this 320-page, full-color hardcover adventure, the Queen of the Fairies invites Geronimo back to her fantastical world to help in the quest for the true heart of happiness. This time Geronimo rides on the wings of a rainbow-colored dragon as he makes his way through seven fantastic lands. From the land of sweets to the land of fairy tales, it's an incredible journey he'll never forget!
Rise of the Earth Dragon by Tracey West; Graham Howells (Illustrator) ISBN: 9780545646246 Publication Date: 2014-08-26 The Dragon Masters series is How to Train Your Dragon meets the Dragon Slayers' Academy! This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow! In the first book in this fully-illustrated series, 8-year old Drake is snatched up by King Roland's soldier and taken to the castle. He is to be trained as a Dragon Master. At the castle, he is joined by three other young Dragon Masters-in-training: Ana, Rori, and Bo. The Dragon Masters must learn how to connect with and train their dragons - and they must also uncover their dragons' special powers. Does Drake have what it takes to be a Dragon Master? What is his dragon's special power?
The Road to Balinor by Mary Stanton ISBN: 9780439062800 Publication Date: 1999-05-01 After a terrible riding accident, Ari cannot remember her past and is sent to live on a farm with foster parents, but soon she discovers she is a princess from another world.
The Star Cloak by Emily Rodda; Raoul Vitale (Illustrator) ISBN: 9780060777586 Publication Date: 2005-06-14 Every year the Realm has a great festival, called the Night of Wishes, when Queen Helena puts on the precious Star Cloak and by its magic is able to grant wishes. This year, though, there's a problem: it's the night before the festival, and Giff the elf has accidentally damaged the Cloak! Jessie knows that to save the Night of Wishes, she must get the Star Cloak repaired by the night-dwelling star fairies of Stardust Mountain, the makers of the Cloak and the only ones who are able to fix it. She doesn't have much time -- can she save the Realm's special night?
Stink and the Freaky Frog Freakout by Megan McDonald; Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator) ISBN: 9780763666880 Publication Date: 2014-03-11 Croak! Squeenk! Ribbet! After a close encounter with a mutant amphibian makes him freaky for frogs, water-shy Stink becomes a swimming success. Stink may be super smart, and Stink may be uber clever, but he’s been in the Polliwog swim class frog-ever and he still can’t bear to put his face in the water. Why would he want a geyser up his nose, on purpose? But then something weird happens: Stink starts to see frogs everywhere — in the locker room, in his boot, in the bathtub. And when a freaky blue frog licks his arm, his froggy senses start tingling! He has an urge to slurp up raisins (that look like flies). He can’t wait to play in the rain and mud. He’s a wiz at identifying frog calls. And he has become very interested in the local frog population. Could it be that Stink is turning into . . . the amazing Stink-Frog, fighter of slime? Pree-eep! Craw-awk!
Summer According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney ISBN: 9780142418185 Publication Date: 2011-04-14 When Humphrey hears that school is ending, he can't believe his ears. What's a classroom hamster to do if there's no more school? It turns out that Mrs. Brisbane has planned something thrilling for Humphrey and Og the frog: they're going to Camp Happy Hollow with Ms. Mac and lots of the kids from Room 26! Camp is full of FUN-FUN-FUN new experiences, but it's also a little scary. There are fur-raising wild sounds and smells, and there's something called the Howler to watch out for. Humphrey is always curious about new adventures, but could camp be too wild even for him?
The Talented Clementine by Sara Pennypacker; Marla Frazee (Illustrator) ISBN: 9780786838714 Publication Date: 2008-04-01 Winner or washout? When it comes to tackling third grade, Clementine is at the top of her game-okay, so maybe not all the time. After her teacher announces that the third and fourth graders will be putting on a talent show, Clementine panics. She doesn't sing or dance or play an instrument. She can't even hop with finesse. And as if she didn't feel bad enough, her perfect best friend, Margaret, has so many talents, she has to alphabetize them to keep them straight As the night of the big "Talent-palooza" draws closer, Clementine is desperate for an act, any act. But the unexpected talent she demonstrates at the show surprises everyone--most of all herself. This Clementine sequel is sure to bring the house down!
The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett; Jory John; Kevin Cornell (Illustrator) ISBN: 9781419714917 Publication Date: 2015-01-13 "A double helping of fun and mischief!" --Jeff kinney, author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series "Hilarious." --Dav Pilkey, author of the Captain Underpants series Miles Murphy is not happy to be moving to Yawnee Valley, a sleepy town that's famous for one thing and one thing only: cows. In his old school, everyone knew him as the town's best prankster, but Miles quickly discovers that Yawnee Valley already has a prankster, and a great one. If Miles is going to take the title from this mystery kid, he is going to have to raise his game. It's prankster against prankster in an epic war of trickery, until the two finally decide to join forces and pull off the biggest prank ever seen: a prank so huge that it would make the members of the International Order of Disorder proud. In The Terrible Two, bestselling authors and friends Mac Barnett and Jory John have created a series that has its roots in classic middle-grade literature yet feels fresh and new at the same time. "The pranks, the brotherhood, the art, the heart! What's not to love about the Terrible Two?" --Sara Pennypacker, author of the Clementine series "You don't have to be a cow, like cows, or even know a cow to love the Terrible Two." --Dave Eggers "This book is terrible! Terribly funny, terribly full of pranks, and terribly wonderful." --Jon Scieszka, author of The Stinky Cheese Man and the Frank Einstein series "The Terrible Two are my kind of kids. And what's more, they're kids' kind of kids." --Annie Barrows, author of the Ivy & Bean series
Tornado by Betsy Byars; Doron Ben-Ami (Illustrator) ISBN: 9780064420631 Publication Date: 2004-12-28 A tornado appears in the distance, and Pete, the farmhand, gathers everyone into the storm cellar. While they wait for the storm to pass,he tells the family about the dog dropped down by a tornado when Pete was a boy. Named Tornado, Pete′s pet was no ordinary dog -- he played card tricks, saved a turtle′s life, and had a rivalry with the family cat. By the time Pete tells all of Tornado′s lively stories, the storm has passed, and another family has been entertained by this very special dog.