Applegate, Katherine. Never Glue Your Friends to Chairs (Roscoe Riley Rules, #1)
When the first-graders' bee antennae would not stay on their heads and the drummers would not stay in their seats for the open house play, Roscoe decides to help by using the "don't-you-dare" glue.
Barrows, Annie. Ivy + Bean (Ivy and Bean, #1)
When 7-year-old Bean plays a mean trick on her sister, she finds unexpected support for her antics from Ivy, the new neighbor, who is less boring than Bean first suspected.
Brown, Marc. Arthur and the Race to Read (Arthur Good Sports chapter book, #1)
Arthur is in top form as he and his friends train for a literacy fund-raising race, try to help Binky cope with bench-sitting, give George a boost at recess, and adjust to a new soccer coach.
Bruel, Nick. Bad Kitty Gets a Bath (one in a series)
Bruel describes the dangerous process of cat bathing, from collecting the necessary tools (including cat shampoo and a "suit of armor" for humans), to finding and coaxing Kitty into the water, to dealing with your now-clean-though-very-unhappy animal.
Byars, Betsy. Little Horse
Little Horse falls into the stream and is swept away into a dangerous adventure and a new life.
Christopher, Matt. The Lucky Baseball Bat
Marty loses his lucky baseball bat, and his confidence along with it, and wonders if he will recover both in time to help the Tigers win the championship.
Christopher, Matt. The
Spy on Third Base
A 3rd baseman worries if he should help his team by using his knack for knowing where the batter is going to hit the ball.
Dadey, Debbie. Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots (The Adventures of the Bailey School kids, #1)
The kids in the 3rd grade at Bailey Elementary are so hard to handle that all their teachers have quit. The new teacher, Mrs. Jeepers, has just moved from the Transylvanian Alps and seems to have some strange powers that help her deal with mischief-makers.
DiCamillo, Kate. Mercy Watson to the Rescue (Mercy Watson series, #1)
After Mercy the pig snuggles to sleep with the Watsons, all three awaken with the bed teetering on the edge of a big hole in the floor.
Dicks, Terrance. Sally Ann On Her Own
Sally Ann the doll, one of the toys in a daycare center, is instrumental in saving the building from the clutches of two greedy crooks.
Edwards, Michelle. Pa Lia's First Day
On the first day of 2nd grade at her new school, Pa Lia Vang discovers that things are not as bad as she had feared.
Fleischman, Sid. McBroom's Wonderful One-Acre Farm
Three humorous adventures on McBroom's wonderful one-acre prairie farm.
Grimes, Nikki. Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel (Dyamonde Daniel, #1)
Spunky 3rd-grader Dyamonde Daniel misses her old neighborhood, but when she befriends a boy named Free, another new student, she finally starts to feel at home.
Haas, Jessie. A Blue for Beware
Lily and her friend Mandy compete against each other in a horse show for the first time.
Hannigan, Katherine. Emmaline
and the Bunny
Everyone and everything in the town of Neatasapin is tidy, except Emmaline who likes to dig dirt and jump in puddles, and wants to adopt an untidy bunny.
Harper, Charise. Just Grace
Misnamed by her teacher, seven-year-old Just Grace prides herself on being empathetic, but when she tries to help a neighbor feel better, her good intentions backfire.
Hermes, Patricia. Westward
to Home: Joshua's Diary (My America series)
In 1848, 9-year-old Joshua Martin McCullough writes a journal of his family's journey from Missouri to Oregon in a covered wagon.
Hurwitz, Johanna. Busybody
Nora. (Riverside Kids, #1)
The adventures of an inquisitive little girl who lives in a large apartment building in New York with her parents and little brother Teddy.
Hurwitz, Johanna. Rip-roaring
Russell. (Riverside Kids, #5)
Five-year-old Russell's adventures involve his nursery school, his baby sister, and his friends in his apartment building.
Hurwitz, Johanna. Much
Ado About Aldo. (Aldo series, #1)
Owing to a school project, eight-year-old Aldo decides to give up eating meat.
Jacobson, Jennifer. Andy Shane and the Very Bossy Dolores Starbuckle (Andy Shane, #1)
Andy Shane hates school, mainly because of a tattletale know-it-all named Dolores Starbuckle, but Granny Webb, who has taken care of him all his life, joins him in class
one day and helps him solve the problem.
Jenkins, Emily. Toys Go Out: Being the Adventures of a Knowledgeable Stingray, a Toughy Little Buffalo, and Someone Called Plastic
Six stories relate the adventures of three best friends, who happen to be toys.
Kerrin, Jessica Scott. Martin Bridge Ready for Takeoff! (one in a series)
Meet Martin Bridge-a most special and ordinary boy whose well-meant plans sometimes go awry. In three illustrated stories, Martin encounters two bus drivers with very different ways of relating, makes a tough decision about a friend's pet and takes on an extremely competitive model rocket project that almost costs him a friendship.
King-Smith, Dick. Sophie's
Snail (one in a series)
The humorous adventures of Sophie as she pursues her dream of becoming a farmer.
Klein, Abby. Tooth Trouble (Ready, Freddy!)
Unhappy to be the only one in his class who still has not lost a tooth, first-grader Freddy tries to find a way to expedite matters but then is faced with another problem.
Kline, Suzy. Horrible Harry and the Dungeon (one in a series)
It's almost summer vacation and the students in room 2B are having trouble concentrating on their butterfly project, until a frightening-looking new teacher comes to supervise the Suspension Room and Harry is sent there as punishment for unruly behavior.
Kline, Suzy. Mary
Marony and the Chocolate Surprise (one in a series)
When Mary decides it's all right to cheat to win a special lunch with her favorite teacher, the result ends up surprising her whole second grade class.
Koller, Jackie. Mole
and Shrew are Two (one in a series)
Shrew proves to be a good friend to Mole when they look for a new house and attend a fancy ball.
Krulik, Nancy. Anyone But Me. (Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo, #1) Third-grader Katie Carew gains insight into the thinking of the class bully when she is magically transformed into a hamster--an animal the bully fears.
Krulik, Nancy. Super
Burp! (George Brown, Class Clown, #1)
When fourth-grader George starts at a new school, he vows to become a model student instead of the class clown he has always been, but just as his plan is going really well, he is overtaken by a magic burp that turns him back into a mischief-maker.
Landry, Leo. Grin and Bear It
Will stage fright prevent a very funny bear from becoming a stand-up comedian?
LeSeuer, Meridel. Nancy Hanks of Wilderness Road
A story about Abraham Lincoln's mother.
Lindgren, Astrid. Lotta
on Troublemaker Street
Angry because everyone at home is so mean, 5-year-old Lotta takes her favorite toy and goes to live in the neighbor's attic.
Lowry, Lois. Gooney
Bird Greene (Gooney Bird Greene, #1)
A most unusual new student who loves to be the center of attention entertains her teacher and fellow second graders by telling absolutely true stories about herself, including how she got her name.
MacLachlan, Patricia. Sarah, Plain and Tall
When their father invites a mail-order bride to come live with them in their prairie home, Caleb and Anna are captivated by their new step mother and hope that she will stay.
McDonald, Megan. Judy Moody (Judy Moody series, #1)
Third grader Judy Moody is in a first day of school bad mood until she gets an assignment to create a collage all about herself and begins creating her masterpiece, the Me collage.
McDonald, Megan. Stink, the Incredible Shrinking Kid (Stink series, #1)
The shortest kid in the second grade, James Moody, also known as Stink, learns all about the shortest president of the United States, James Madison, when they celebrate Presidents' Day at school.
Miles, Ellen. Goldie (The Puppy Place, #1)
Charles and Lizzie Peterson love puppies. They want a puppy of their own more than just about anything. They know dogs are a lot of work. But their Mom still doesn't think their family is ready for a puppy. Then, Goldie arrives. She is a sweet golden retriever who needs a home. Goldie is very young. She doesn't know how to be a good puppy yet. Will Charles and Lizzie be able to help her?
Mile, Ellen. Callie (Kitty Corner, #1)
Mia and Michael Battelli have been begging their reluctant parents for a pet, so when Mia finds Callie, an injured stray, foraging for food, she takes her home, hoping her parents will allow the tiny cat to stay.
Nolan, Lucy. Smarter Than Squirrels (Down Girl and Sit #1)
The adventures of a rambunctious dog who thinks her name is Down Girl and her next door neighbor, Sit, as they try to keep the world safe from dangerous squirrels, the paper boy, and a frightening creature named Here Kitty.
Park, Barbara. Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus (Junie B. Jones series, #1)
Remember when it was scary to go to school because it was your first day and you didn't know anything? Meet Junie B. Jones, kindergartner. She's so scared of the school bus and the meanies on it that when it's time to go home, she doesn't.
Peck, Robert Newton. Little Soup's Birthday (one in a series)
Soup and Rob have plans for a big birthday party. They're especially looking forward to playing Hog Pile and Rat Race, and have chosen several priceless treasures (a dead toad, for instance) to give away as prizes. When a heavy snowstorm threatens to cut the guest list dramatically, Soup and Rob enlist the help of a neighbor, who uses his horse and sleigh to pick up all of Soup's friends just in time for the party.
Pennypacker, Sara. Clementine (Clementine series, #1)
While sorting through difficulties in her friendship with her neighbor Margaret, 8-year-old Clementine gains several unique hairstyles while also helping her father in his efforts to banish pigeons from the front of their apartment building.
Peterson, John. The Littles (The Littles, #1)
The Littles, a family of six-inch high people who live in the walls of an old house, begin to worry when the new residents bring a cat.
Ransom, Candice. Rescue
on the Outer Banks
Sam Deal and his horse, Ginger, help an African-American lifesaving crew rescue shipwreck victims off the coast of North Carolina in 1896.
Rodowsky, Colby. Not My Dog
8-year-old Ellie has to give up her life-long dream of getting a puppy after her parents agree to take in the dog that Great-aunt Margaret can no longer keep.
Rogers, Jean. The Secret Moose
A young boy living in Alaska develops an interest in moose and their habits after he sees a moose in his backyard and decides to follow it.
Rylant, Cynthia. The Blue Hill Meadows
The story of the Meadows family and the life they lead in the quiet country town of Blue Hill, Virginia.
Rylant, Cynthia. Thimbleberry
Nigel Chipmunk shares a pleasant life with his friends Dipper the hummingbird, Little Owl, Copper the butterfly, Claudius the garter snake, and Mudpuppy the salamander.
Scheffler, Ursel. Spy in the Attic
After he sees some unusual late-night deliveries, Martin's active imagination convinces his friends that the man who has recently moved into the attic apartment should be watched.
Stilton, Geronimo. Lost
Treasure of the Emerald Eye (Geronimo Stilton, #1)
When Geronimo's sister, Thea, discovers an old, mysterious map showing a secret treasure hidden on a faraway island, the gang of the "Rodent's Gazette" is dragged into a treasure hunt.
Stong, Phil. Honk the Moose
Two young boys discover a moose wandering around their town and name him "Honk" for the sound he makes. Based on a true story.
Voake, Steve. Daisy
Dawson is on Her Way (Daisy Dawson, #1)
One day when Daisy is late for school, an encounter with a butterfly leaves her suddenly able to communicate with animals, and when Boom, a stray dog, is caught by the pound, she enlists the help of a host of other animals to rescue him.
Whalen, Gloria. Next
Spring an Oriole
As Libby travels west from Virginia to Michigan in 1837, she looks forward to her new life and a budding friendship with an Indian girl just her age.
Wilder, Laura Ingalls. Adventures
of Laura and Jack (Little House Chapter Books: Laura, #1)
Laura and her beloved bulldog Jack share some wild adventures as the Wilder family moves from Wisconsin to Kansas and later to Minnesota.
Adler, David. Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds (Cam Jansen Adventure, #1)
A fifth-grader with a photographic memory, and her friend, Eric, help solve the mystery of the stolen diamonds.
Adler, David. The
Fourth Floor Twins and the Fortune Cookie Chase (Fourth Floor
Two sets of twins receive a message in a fortune cookie, warning them to beware of a man in a blue hat.
Adler, David. Jeffrey's
Ghost and the Leftover Baseball Team (one in a series)
Can kids no-one else wants on a team turn into winners at baseball with only the help of a friendly ghost? (One in a series)
Butler, Dori Hillestad. The Case of the Lost Boy (Buddy Files, #1)
While searching for his mysteriously lost human family, Buddy the dog is adopted by another family and helps solve the mystery of their missing boy.
Cronin, Doreen. The Trouble with Chickens (J. J. Tully Mystery, #1)
A hard-bitten former search-and-rescue dog helps solve a complicated missing chicken case.
Landon, Lucinda. Meg
MacKintosh and the Mystery in the Locked Library
Meg investigates the theft of a rare book from a locked library. See if you can use the clues to solve the mystery before Meg does. (One in a series)
Mezek, Karen. Katie's
Swiss Adventure (Katie's World, #1)
During a visit to Geneva, Katie and her friend Beth spot a peculiar woman following a noted Russian scientist and try to find out who she is and what she is doing.
Roy, Ron. The Absent Author (A to Z Mysteries, #1)
Dink Duncan and his two friends investigate the apparent kidnapping of famous mystery author Wallis Wallace.
Roy, Ron. January Joker (Calendar Mysteries, #1)
Seven-year-olds Bradley, Brian, Nate, and Lucy make observations and gather clues that convince them that their older siblings, cousin, and animals have been captured by hungry space aliens.
Torrey, Michelle. The Case of the Gasping Garbage (Doyle and Fossey, Science Detectives, #1)
Fourth-graders Drake Doyle and Nell Fossey combine their detective and scientific investigation skills to solve a variety of cases, involving a noisy garbage can, endangered frogs, a stuck truck, and a mysterious love letter. Includes a section of scientific experiments and activities.
Science Fiction and Fantasy
Abbott, Tony. The Hidden Stairs and the Magic Carpet (The Secrets of Droon, #1)
Eric, Julie, and Neal have just found something magic in Eric's basement. They have discovered a staircase to another world!
Blade, Adam. Ferno the Fire Dragon (Beast Quest, #1)
When strange things begin happening in his village, Tom vows to go to the king and ask for help. But he soon learns people are in trouble all over the kingdom, and young Tom is sent on the greatest quest of all: the Beast Quest.
Clapp, Patricia. King of the Dollhouse.
A miniature royal family moves into the dollhouse of an only child and keeps her company the summer her mother is writing a story for children.
McMullan. K.H. The New Kid at School (Dragon Slayers' Academy, #1)
Wiglaf is off to Dragon Slayers' Academy and in for a first day of school he will never forget.
Meadows, Daisy. Ruby, the Red Fairy (Rainbow Magic, #1)
Rainbow Fairies Rachel and Kirsty must find the other Rainbow Fairies in order to prevent Fairyland from losing its colors and turning gray forever.
Osbourne, Mary Pope. Dinosaurs Before Dark (The Magic Tree House series, #1)
Eight-year-old Jack and his younger sister Annie find a magic treehouse, which whisks them back to an ancient time zone where they see live dinosaurs.
Scieszka, Jon. Knights of the Kitchen Table (The Time Warp Trio, #1)
With the help of a book from Joe's magician uncle, Joe, Fred and Sam travel through time and make Camelot safe from a very smelly giant.
Wisniewski, David. Halloweenies
Five funny versions of well-known horror movies: Curse of the Werewuss, Frankenstein's Hamster, Attack of the Space Toupees, I Forgot What You Did Last Summer and The Abominable Showman.
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