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The Trouble with Chickens

by Doreen Cronin & Kevin Cornell

From the bestselling, award-winning author-illustrator team of Doreen Cronin and Kevin Cornell comes the first book in a heavily illustrated, hilarious chapter book series about the adventures of a dog detective....


The Acting Bug

by Kathryn Ellis

It's the chance of a lifetime for Kate Merriman when she lands a small role in a new TV series called Backbeat. But it's less fun when Kate's best friend Maria turns down the part she's been offered in the show....


Tags

by Walter Dean Myers

From Walter Dean Myers, the New York Times bestselling author of Monster, comes this 20-page one-act play. Tags is a look at life and death in New York City, complete with a shocking end.

Four New York City teens...


The Canning Season

National Book Award for Young People's Literature 2003

by Polly Horvath

Love under trying circumstances

One night out of the blue, Ratchet Clark's ill-natured mother tells her that Ratchet will be leaving their Pensacola apartment momentarily to take the train up north. There she...


First Boy

by Gary D. Schmidt

Gary Schmidt's First Boy fast-paced political thriller will have the reader turning the pages in anticipation of the next clue.

"You're my first boy, Cooper, my first boy," grandfather says just before he dies....


The Old Woman

by Joanne Schwartz & Nahid Kazemi

The Old Woman is a beautiful portrait of an old woman who lives contentedly with her dog, from award-winning author Joanne Schwartz and illustrator Nahid Kazemi.

An old woman shares her home with a scruffy old...


Maggie’s Treasure

by Jon-Erik Lappano & Kellen Hatanaka

When Maggie’s treasure collection grows too big to manage, she finds a creative solution.

Maggie finds treasure wherever she goes. Whether it’s a button, a feather or a shiny stone, she picks it up and takes...


Night Walk

by Sara O'Leary & Ellie Arscott

A child explores her neighborhood on a late-night walk with her dad, finding delight and comfort in moments of quiet and the warm windows into other people’s lives.

When a little girl can’t sleep one night,...


Madlenka Soccer Star

by Peter Sís

Three-time Caldecott Honoree Peter Sis rides the rising tide of soccer enthusiasm to score another winner.

Madlenka -- that cosmopolitan little girl whose city block is a world of its own -- is back and ready...


EMILY OF THE NEW MOON - An orphan grows up with relatives on a Canadian farm

by L. M. Montgomery

EMILY OF NEW MOON is the first in a series of novels by L. M. MONTGOMERY (1874 – 1942) about an orphan girl growing up on Prince Edward Island, Canada and is similar in genre to the author's “ANNE OF GREEN...


The Life and Opinions of Amy Finawitz

by Laura Toffler-Corrie

Told in wry emails and brilliant little one-act plays, this laugh-out-loud debut novel offers quirky characters, a whimsical tour around New York City, and an appealing story about what it means to be a good...


The Sweetheart of Prosper County

by Jill S. Alexander

Almost-15-year-old Austin Gray is tired of standing at the curb and watching the parade pass her by. Literally. She decides this is the year she'll ride on the hood of a shiny pickup truck in the annual parade,...


Never Cry "Arp!" and Other Great Adventures

by Patrick F. McManus

America's best-selling outdoor humorist for adults has a secret following: middle-grade and young-adult readers.

Never Cry "Arp!" is a lively collection of twelve stories about young Pat's misadventures in the...


Off-Color

by Janet McDonald

Spunky and headstrong, Cameron blasts music, challenges adults, and cuts class when she feels like it. She lives with her single mom in Brooklyn and hangs out with best friends Amanda, P, and Crystal. Life in...


SEVEN o Clock STORIES - 20 children's stories of everyday farm life

by Robert Gordon Anderson

Herein are 20 illustrated stories by Robert Gordon Anderson with 20 full-page colour  illustrations by Dorothy Hope Smith. Each of the 20 stories is presented in the form of a bedtime story – ideal for reading...


Little Elliot, Big City

by Mike Curato

Amid the hustle and bustle of the big city, the big crowds and bigger buildings, Little Elliot leads a quiet life. In spite of the challenges he faces, Elliot finds many wonderful things to enjoy--like cupcakes!...


Tractor Mac Tune-Up

by Billy Steers

Tractor Mac is hard at work in the field one day when his engine starts to make a funny noise. It doesn't sound good, and it doesn't feel very good, either. Tractor Mac is scared that he has to take a trip to...


The Bear's Garden

by Marcie Colleen & Alison Oliver

Inspired by the true story of a community garden in Brooklyn, New York, this picture book, The Bear's Garden, by writer Marcie Colleen and illustrator Alison Oliver, is a testament to how imagination and dedication...


Five Fuzzy Chicks

by Diana Murray & Sydney Hanson

"Murray and Hanson have created what feels like an old classic that's simultaneously fresh and sweet... A bedtime countdown rhyme for every little farmer." --Kirkus Reviews

Five adorable baby chickens are determined...


Little Elliot, Big City

by Mike Curato

Amid the hustle and bustle of the big city, the big crowds and bigger buildings, Little Elliot leads a quiet life. In spite of the challenges he faces, Elliot finds many wonderful things to enjoy--like cupcakes!...