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Henry and the something new

Henry, a young boy with autism goes on a class field trip to the natural history museum, with instructions to find something new.

 
Tiny tornadoes

Buddy (who is reserved and thoughtful), Bea (who is boisterous and bossy) and the other second graders in Ms. Maple's class are trying to come up with a name for their class, but it is proving harder then they thought it would be.

 
Pop goes the carnival

"It's carnival time at school, which means games, food, and fun rides! Not only that, but every student has to come up with a booth and simply has to win and be gifted the ultimate prize...a luck bracelet! But first, he needs to come up a winning booth idea, deal with a creepy sad clown, and compete against his best friends. What could go wrong except everything?"--

 
Pet-a-palooza

After an author visits their classroom, Buddy and his friends are inspired to write about their pets, but something seems off about the things Bea is saying about her cat.

 
Not really buddies

It is the first day of second grade and already Buddy is disappointed because his class has a new teacher, not the one he wanted, and there is a new student, Bea, who is boisterous and much too pushy for the reserved Buddy--and who insists that they are friends.

 
First day, worst day

An elementary student, who wishes to remain anonymous, recounts the good and the bad of their first day of school.

 
Snowpea the puppy queen

Snowpea teaches two boisterous puppies how to behave properly in Fosterland.

 
No more school, April Fools!

"The My Weird School kids engage in an epic week-long prank war--the likes of which Ella Mentry School has never seen--against their teachers to win a super sweet prize"--

 
Miss Nichol is in a pickle!

When Principal Stokers decides Ella Mentry School should have a vegetable garden and brings in a really, really weird gardening instructor, A. J. and his friends help out and hilarious hijinks ensue when something - or someone - takes a bite out of their produce.

 
Mindy Kim and the summer musical

Mindy tries to step into the spotlight in her community theater production.

 
The Cozy home - three-and-a-half stories

In three-and-a-half stories, friends and roommates Bat, Cat and Rat share, joke, and read together.

 
Cave of the Crystal dragon / A Branches Book

While trying to rescue their friend Griffith, Drake and Rori team up with a boy named Llew and try to gain the trust of a Crystal Dragon.

 
Bird bonanza

The Clue Crew investigates who sabotaged the River Heights Nature Park's fundraiser.

 
Beach pug

It is Bub the pug's first trip to the beach, and Bella wants to enter him in a pet-surfing contest, but Bub is scared of the ocean and refuses, so he hopes to make it up to Bella by presenting her with the treasure at the end of the map he found.

 
Baby Badger

Saved from a snowstorm, Baby Badger, a newborn kitten with no mom, is taken to Fosterland where he meets lots of new animals, including a mama cat and her kittens.

 
Aven Green soccer machine

Eight-year-old expert soccer player Aven Green learns to share the spotlight and be a good team player when her friend Sujata joins the team.

 
Aven Green music machine

Eight-year-old Aven Green is despondent when she does not master the piano in one day, but with new inspiration from guitarist Mr. Tom, who is armless like her, along with a special gift from her great-grandma, Aven learns she does not need to be perfectto perform.

 
Ada Lace gets famous

Posting informational videos to raise money for her school, third-grade inventor extraordinaire Ada Lace takes on peer pressure, trolls and friendship woes while trying to stay true to herself after her science-based shorts become a viral sensation.

 
Bird bonanza

The Clue Crew investigates who sabotaged the River Heights Nature Park's fundraiser.

 
The 100th day by Egan, Kate, author.
Date added:
Feb 8, 2024
The 100th day

"For the 100th day of school, Stanley plans to bring 100 flat pancakes to the party, but when his best friend Marco starts ignoring him and the number of attendees keeps changing, he must add, subtract and multiply his way to deliciousness"--Provided by publisher.

 
Snowpea the puppy queen

Snowpea teaches two boisterous puppies how to behave properly in Fosterland.

 
No more school, April Fools!

"The My Weird School kids are fed up with Miss Banks and her constant pranks. They decide to finally prank her back. After seeing how focused and engaged the kids are with their practical joke, Mrs. Stoker suggests a week-long prank competition between the students and the teachers. If the kids manage to pull off a win, they'll get a candy party. And so begins the most epic prank war that Ella Mentry School has ever seen!"

 
Mindy Kim and the summer musical

Mindy tries to step into the spotlight in her community theater production.

 
The cozy home - three-and-a-half stories

In three-and-a-half stories, friends and roommates Bat, Cat and Rat share, joke, and read together.

 
Baby Badger

Saved from a snowstorm, Baby Badger, a newborn kitten with no mom, is taken to Fosterland where he meets lots of new animals including a Mama cat and her kittens.

 
Polly Diamond and the topsy-turvy day

Disappointed that the new class pet is just a hamster, Polly uses her magic book, Spell, to conjure up a more interesting pet--and than has to figure out how to resolve the resulting topsy turvy chaos.

 
Flat Stanley's adventures in classroom 2E - riding the slides

With the help of their second grade teacher, who says everyone in classroom 2E is a scientist, Flat Stanley and his friends learn about scientific method, gravity and friction through a heated contest on the playground.

 
Flat Stanley's adventures in classroom 2E - class pet surprise

When their second grade classroom gets a pet hamster, best friends Stanley and Marco disagree about building her an obstacle course or a maze until Stanley uses his flatness to make both ideas work.

 
The case of the strange splash

Willow Feathers McBeaver, aka Detective Duck, and her pond animal pals investigate puzzling mysteries caused by human disruptions to their habitat.

 
Word travelers and the big chase in Paris

Transported to Paris armed with the AEB (Awesome Enchanted Book), Eddie and Molly race around France in search of a cat burglar known as The Ballerina while learning the hidden stories behind common words.

 
The were-woof

Bella and her friends discover the real reason her foster puppy has so much energy.

 
The ultimate goal

Ten-year-old Ben Cutler loves soccer, and he like to have fun while playing too, but when he joins a travel team that takes winning very seriously, he starts to wonder if there is more to the game than just getting a W.

 
Sadiq and the newspaper problem

His school is starting a newspaper club, and Sadiq wants to be a reporter--but he is troubled because the editor-in-chief, Katy, seems more intent on embarrassing people with gossip than in reporting actual news stories.

 
Sadiq and the cookie crash

In order to earn enough money to buy a birthday gift for his mother Sadiq, his siblings, and his friends start a cookie delivery business, but baking and delivering cookies proves to be more complicated (and messy) than they expected.

 
The revenge of Dr. Von Naysayer

Bunsen goes up against his ultimate nemesis, Dr. Von Naysayer to settle their long-standing feud, once and for all.

 
Monster escape

"Ari and his friends can't resist a challenge. Rumor has it there's some kind of monster living in the local abandoned warehouse who devours anyone who steps foot inside. Ari doesn't believe the gossip and accepts a dare to enter the building. But as soonas they set foot in the warehouse, all of the doors lock behind them and they come face-to-face with the beast itself! Can Ari and his friends escape the warehouse? Or will the monster win this game?"--

 
Merry mischief by Katz, Alan, author.
Date added:
Jan 25, 2024
Merry mischief

"Andy Snowden has to take care of his teacher's niece and nephew who are moving to the North Pole. Has he finally met his mischievous match?"--

 
A little snow must fall

When Dr. Bunsen's latest robotic invention snatches Gabe, hops into a portal, and takes him all the way to Antarctica, the DATA Set follow in pursuit.

 
Josae and Feliz play fautbol

When Josae is selected for the school soccer team, his dog Feliz eagerly helps him practice.

 
Dragon pet by Avatar, Ari, author.
Date added:
Jan 25, 2024
Dragon pet

"It's time for another field trip! Ari and his class visit a farm where they are entrusted with an egg to adopt. This is a big responsibility for Ari but he's excited nonetheless. Everyone's egg hatches into harmless animals, except for Ari's. His hatchesinto a baby dragon! Cool, right? Wrong! As the dragon grows, Ari realizes he may have bitten off more than he can chew. Ari and his friends have to figure out a way to capture the dragon before it destroys all of Blockhaven! Can they handle it?"

 
The case with no clues

When Leila and her classmates discover that in 1947, Mr. McGee, the principal of their school, created a massive treasure hunt but disappeared before he could share the clues, she and her little dog, Nugget, are ready to crack the case.

 
Best big sister ever!

"Angelina Ballerina's little sister, Polly, is starting school for the first time. Angelina wants to make her and the other mouselings feel welcome, so she puts on a special ballet show with her friends"--

 
Bella and the vampire

After moving to small, spooky Massachusetts beach town Shiver-by-the-Sea, Bella Gosi must team up with her new friend to help a kid vampire find his way home.

 
Ash's Taste of Victory

 
Angelina Ballerina's ballet tour

Nervous to perform on different stages while on a ballet tour to neighboring towns, Angelina hopes she dances just as well as she does on her home stage​.

 
The revenge of Dr. Von Naysayer

Bunsen goes up against his ultimate nemesis, Dr. Von Naysayer, to settle their long-standing feud, once and for all.

 
Angelina Ballerina's ballet tour

"Angelina and the other little dancers at Miss Lilly's Ballet School are going on a ballet tour ... traveling to towns near Chipping Cheddar to perform. Angelina is excited but also nervous. Will she still dance her best when she isn't on her home stage? This charming chapter book with black-and-white illustrations is perfect for Angelina Ballerina fans beginning to read on their own or for reading aloud!"--Adapted from publisher

 
Dragon pet by Avatar, Ari, author.
Date added:
Jan 25, 2024
Dragon pet

"It's time for another field trip! Ari and his class visit a farm where they are entrusted with an egg to adopt. This is a big responsibility for Ari but he's excited nonetheless. Everyone's egg hatches into harmless animals, except for Ari's. His hatches into a baby dragon! Cool, right? Wrong! As the dragon grows, Ari realizes he may have bitten off more than he can chew. Ari and his friends have to figure out a way to capture the dragon before it destroys all of Blockhaven! Can they handle it?

 
Best big sister ever!

"Angelina Ballerina's little sister, Polly, is starting school for the first time, and she feels very shy. Angelina finds a way to help Polly make friends, and she thinks up a wonderful ballet surprise to welcome Polly and all the little mouselings to Chipping Cheddar Elementary. She is the best big sister ever!"--

 
The ultimate goal

Ten-year-old Ben Cutler loves soccer, and he like to have fun while playing too, but when he joins a travel team that takes winning very seriously, he starts to wonder if there is more to the game than just getting a W.

 
Marya Khan and the spectacular fall festival

"Marya loves fall. Every year, her family goes to the town's fall festival and picks out the best pumpkin. But this year, after she sees her frenemy Alexa winning a big, cool pumpkin-shaped trophy, Marya knows she's got to win a trophy for something. It just so happens that her school is going to hold its own fall festival, with games and food and even a hayride. All the ticket sales will go to an animal shelter, and the person who sells the most tickets will win a prize. Cue Operation Sell Tick

 
Word travelers and the big chase in Paris

"It's finally time for the class trip! Every year, Ms. Cassatt brings her class to the city art musuem, and best friends Eddie and MJ . . . have been looking forward to this all year. . . This year they'll magically travel to Paris, France, where they'll visit the famous modern art musuem, the Pompidou Center, only to discover that an art thief has returned"--Back cover.

 
Ash's taste of victory

Continuing to battle their way up through the ranks of the World Coronation Series tournament, Ash and his Poke´mon face a rematch against a powerful Gym Leader and must emerge victorious to forge ahead.

 
Rosie Woods in little red writing hood

"Rosie is a good writer, so how come she can't come up with a single good story idea when her friend Wolfie has a million ideas? Rosie knows all the elements needed for a good story, but she wants her story for a class assignment to be GREAT--and that means giving it a surprise twist. Then Wolfie himself unwittingly inspires the perfect idea for the twist Rosie's been looking for. But will using it make her story better or ruin her friendship with Wolfie?"--Back cover.

 
A little snow must fall

When Dr. Bunsen's latest robotic invention snatches Gabe, hops into a portal, and takes him all the way to Antarctica, the DATA Set follow in pursuit.

 
Legend of the Star Dragon

One step closer to stopping the Shadow Dragon from blanketing the world with its sky-shadow, Drake and the rest of the Dragon Masters must learn how to play the Star Flute in order to summon the Star Dragon.

 
Legend of the Star Dragon

One step closer to stopping the Shadow Dragon from blanketing the world with its sky-shadow, Drake and the rest of the Dragon Masters must learn how to play the Star Flute in order to summon the Star Dragon.

 
Mercy Watson is missing!

While bumbling PI Percival Smidgely tries to find missing pig Mercy Watson, a trio of clever neighborhood sleuths follow a trail of hoof prints - and a delicious aroma - to recover their porcine wonder, in this uproariously funny, extra-special series finale.

 
Island snow by Costa, Dela, author.
Date added:
Jan 8, 2024
Island snow

Isla's friend Tora is missing the snowy winter she was used to in La Ciudad, so Isla and her animal friends try to come up with ways to cheer her up, and show off the unique magic of Sol.

 
Island snow by Costa, Dela, author.
Date added:
Jan 8, 2024
Island snow

Isla's friend Tora is missing the snowy winter she was used to in La Ciudad, so Isla and her animal friends try to come up with ways to cheer her up, and show off the unique magic of Sol.

 
Time to clown around

Desmond and best friend Andres attend the town's birthday celebration with a petting farm, bumper cars, cotton candy machines, and ghosts, but mostly this Kersville Town Clown Extravaganza is full of creepy clowns of all kinds.

 
Snow day by Quigley, Dawn, author.
Date added:
Dec 28, 2023
Snow day

When she has a snow day, Jo Jo Makoons, who has been learning about healthy habits at school, uses this opportunity to help everyone around her be healthy, too, by organizing a community-wide winter Olympics.

 
The Secret Explorers and the cave crisis

Sent to explore a network of caves in India, Leah the biology expert and Cheng the geology expert soon discover there's more to this daring mission than meets the eye.

 
Pug the prince

"When Bella wins a poster-making contest at the animal shelter, she gets to be queen of the "Adopt-an-Animal" parade. That can only mean one thing... Bub the pug is her prince! But Bub has no idea what a prince does. Can he figure it out in time to help Bella be the best queen she can be?"--

 
Professor Pitt is a nitwit!

"A special guest has arrived at Ella Mentry School! Professor Pitt is the president of a local art museum and has all sorts of wacky ideas about art. A.J. thinks it's all a total snoozefest... until the piece he turns in for an art assignment gets praisedas a work of genius! Suddenly, Professor Pitt is introducing A.J. as the next big thing to happen to the art world. What could possibly go wrong?"--

 
Heidi Heckelbeck the secret's out

When Heidi's magic unexpectedly transfers to her best friend Lucy, Heidi reveals her secret in an effort to get it back.

 
The impossible imp

"Freddy has made his first new friend at school, and F.M. feels a little insecure about Freddy bringing him for a sleepover. Meanwhile, Freddy feels jealous that F.M.'s friend Binsa is hired as his dad's lab assistant, since he thinks he should be the only one helping his dad out. Can they learn to all work together to help Freddy and his friend when they're trapped below the palace by the imp?"--

 
The Critter Cafae

When Isla sets out to help her pastry champion grandparents in the annual Sol Bake-Off, the absence of ingredients and the animal's silence leads her to uncover the creatures' own celebration.

 
Cornbread & Poppy at the museum

"Best friends Cornbread and Poppy visit the Moonville Museum for a special celebration"--

 
Climbing Mount Aquarius

Simon gets carried away storytelling and immediately regrets announcing his plan to climb Mount Aquarius, but his friends are so excited for him that he does not have to heart to tell them the truth.

 
Chiller thriller!

"It's winter in the Village and a fresh blanket of snow means sledding, caroling, yummy hot cocoa, and fun for everyone. Everyone, that is, but a lonely Yeti named Igloo and cranky Baron Von Grump whose cabin is about to be whisked away by a scary avalanche! Can the Junior Monster Scouts--Franky, Wolfy, and Vampyra--save the day and make a new (and not-so-abominable) friend?"--

 
Breaking news

"Frankie's mama is leaving to cover a breaking news story. Frankie, Papa, and Frankie's teenage sister, Raven, are all proud of Mama, even though they miss her when shes away. But Frankie has a great idea: she can make her own news show! After all, Mama has told her that news is happening around her all the time. With a little assistance from her friends--including her doll Farrah, Robert the toy robot, and her tabby cat, Nina Simone--Frankie prepares for her first "broadcast." And when she hear

 
Bad Kitty makes a movie

When Kitty accidentally becomes a social media sensation, she and Uncle Murray embark on a hilarious Hollywood adventure where she achieves stardom--and, of course, trouble!

 
Time to clown around

Desmond and best friend Andres attend the town's birthday celebration with a petting farm, bumper cars, cotton candy machines, and ghosts, but mostly this Kersville Town Clown Extravaganza is full of creepy clowns of all kinds.

 
Pug the prince

"When Bella wins a poster-making contest at the animal shelter, she gets to be queen of the "Adopt-an-Animal" parade. That can only mean one thing... Bub the pug is her prince! But Bub has no idea what a prince does. Can he figure it out in time to help Bella be the best queen she can be?"--

 
Heidi Heckelbeck the secret's out

When Heidi's magic unexpectedly transfers to her best friend Lucy, Heidi reveals her secret in an effort to get it back.

 
The critter café

When Isla sets out to help her pastry champion grandparents in the annual Sol Bake-Off, the absence of ingredients and the animal's silence leads her to uncover the creatures' own celebration.

 
Snow day by Quigley, Dawn, author.
Date added:
Dec 28, 2023
Snow day

Jo Jo Makoons has noticed that the family members she loves most--Mama, Kokum, and even her cat, Mimi--all have their own ways of being healthy. So when Teacher says that their class will be learning about healthy habits, Jo Jo is ready to be neighborly by helping everyone around her be healthy too. After a snowstorm shuts down her Ojibwe reservation, Jo Jo uses her big imagination and big personality to help both Elders and classmates alike. Because after all, being healthy means being together

 
Cornbread & Poppy at the museum

"Best friends Cornbread and Poppy visit the Moonville Museum for a special celebration"--

 
Climbing Mount Aquarius

Simon gets carried away storytelling and immediately regrets announcing his plan to climb Mount Aquarius, but his friends are so excited for him that he does not have to heart to tell them the truth.

 
Chiller thriller!

"It's winter in the Village and a fresh blanket of snow means sledding, caroling, yummy hot cocoa, and fun for everyone. Everyone, that is, but a lonely Yeti named Igloo and cranky Baron Von Grump whose cabin is about to be whisked away by a scary avalanche! Can the Junior Monster Scouts--Franky, Wolfy, and Vampyra--save the day and make a new (and not-so-abominable) friend?"--

 
Monster match

Publisher's description.

 
The vanishing friend

"When Luca's cabinmate wishes to disappear because of bullying, Raven and Luca use their knowledge of wishes and friendship to bring him back"--

 
Track star

Determined to be a top runner at his school's annual Fun Run, Miles creates a health regimen to boost his endurance, but on the big day, he notices a friend struggling to keep going, forcing Miles to decide what winning really means to him.

 
The moon is a ball - stories of Panda & Squirrel

"This collection of nine friendship stories celebrates the unbreakable bond between Panda and Squirrel, who cannot live without each other and do everything together"--

 
Dazzle makes a wish

When Maya, who longs for a new friend, borrows Dazzle, a toy unicorn who hopes for a child and a home of his own, from the library, she discovers they might be able to help each other make their wishes come true.

 
Avoiding the allosaurus

"Meet Jamie, a member of the Dinosaur Club. They are a network of kids around the world who love to share dinosaur knowledge, help identify fossils, post dino discoveries, and chat about all things prehistoric. Jamie has just moved to Ammonite Bay, a stretch of coastline famous for its fossils. He is busy exploring when he discovers some dinosaur footprints and is transported back to the time of the dinosaurs! It sounds like Jamie needs some help from the Dinosaur Club when he runs into a danger

 
The vanishing friend

When Luca's cabinmate wishes to disappear because of bullying, Raven and Luca use their knowledge of wishes--and friendship--to bring him back.

 
Track star

Determined to be a top runner at his school's annual Fun Run, Miles creates a health regimen to boost his endurance, but on the big day, he notices a friend struggling to keep going, forcing Miles to decide what winning really means to him.

 
Dazzle makes a wish

"Dazzle is a snow-white unicorn with a twisty horn, a sparkly pink tail, and a tag that says unicorns can grant wishes. He isn't sure whether he can make a wish for himself, but he does so anyway, hoping for a child and a home of his own. Instead, Dazzle gets sold at a yard sale and becomes one of the Book Buddies, friendly toys that children can check out of the library just like books. Meanwhile, Maya has just moved to town and decides to borrow Dazzle, hoping he can grant her a wish for a new

 
Super game book

Meanie King Viking kidnaps Super Rabbit Boy's animal friends, and it is up to Super Rabbit Boy to save them. Each page offers a number of options readers to make this story unfold.

 
Sejal Sinha dives for diamonds on Neptune

Sejal and the gang set off on an imaginative adventure through outer space.

 
Salma writes a book

"Salma is going to be a big sister! She's determined to be the best sister ever, so she sets out to write the ultimate guidebook to siblinghood. But the more Salma learns about siblings, the more confused she gets, especially since her mama is fighting with her own brother, Khalou Dawood, about who he loves. Can Salma figure out what it means to be a good sister before the baby arrives?"--Provided by publisher.

 
Karen's new year

On New Year's Eve, Karen asks her brothers and sisters to make a promise, but when they all start breaking them and call her a spy, she wonders why everyone is being bad except her.

 
Eva for president

Eva and Sue run for class president.

 
Waffles by Miles, Ellen
Date added:
Dec 14, 2023
Waffles

 
Flight of the quetzalcoatlus

"Meet Jamie, a member of the Dinosaur Club...Jamie has just moved to Ammonite Bay, a stretch of coastline famous for its fossils. He is busy exploring when he discovers some dinosaur footprints and is transported back to the time of the dinosaurs! It sounds like Jamie needs some help from the Dinosaur Club when he comes across a massive pterosaur called Quetzalcoatlus, the largest animal in history ever to fly"--

 
Henry Heckelbeck makes super slime

To avert disaster, Henry must find a way to stop his super slime from swallowing everything in its path.

 
Super game book

Meanie King Viking kidnaps Super Rabbit Boy's animal friends, and it is up to Super Rabbit Boy to save them. Each page offers a number of options readers to make this story unfold.

 
Salma writes a book

"Salma is going to be a big sister! She's determined to be the best sister ever, so she sets out to write the ultimate guidebook to siblinghood. But the more Salma learns about siblings, the more confused she gets, especially since her mama is fighting with her own brother, Khalou Dawood, about who he loves. Can Salma figure out what it means to be a good sister before the baby arrives?"--

 
Salma makes a home

"Charming, creative Salma takes on big feelings with even bigger ideas as she navigates life in a new country, Syrian identity, family changes and new friendships in this engaging and heartfelt early chapter book series. After a year, eleven months, and six days apart, Salma's dad is finally joining her family in their new home. Salma is so happy to see her baba--but she's also worried. What if he misses Syria so much that he leaves them again? She throws herself into showing him around the city

 
Eva for president

It's a special week at Treetop Elementary because it's time to choose a class president! Eva is excited because she loves to make choices and vote for things! But when Sue announces she's running for president, no one else steps up to run against her. So Eva makes a quick game-time decision to run for president herself! Who will win the big vote to become president of the class?

 
Sejal Sinha dives for diamonds on Neptune

Sejal and the gang set off on an imaginative adventure through outer space.