Geronimo’s adventurous sister Thea narrates this fabulous adventure that’s packed with action, mystery, and friendship.  The Thea Sisters are boarding the famouse Orient Express for a journey from Paris to Istanbul The train is on a special trip to return a precious wedding dress stolen years ago from an Istanbul museum. But there’s a rumor that the mysterious Acrobat Thief will steal the dress from the moving train The Thea Sisters are determined to foil this super-sneaky mouse’s plans.

Bad Kitty faces her toughest challenge yet . . .

Kitty and Puppy are out of control They’re screaming, fighting, hissing, and drooling all over the house, and all of the commotion is upsetting Baby. Time for school–obedience school, that is. Can Kitty learn to follow the rules and make friends with the other students or will she bring chaos to the classroom?

Time-traveling brother-and-sister team Jack and Annie have to find a certain kind of food–the fourth thing needed to save Merlin’s beloved penguin, Penny. The magic tree house whisks them off to a village in the mountains of southeast China, close to a world-famous panda reserve. Will it be their easiest adventure yet? Not a chance Jack and Annie don’t know it, but they’ve arrived on the day of a historic earthquake How will Jack and Annie survive when the giant quake strikes? Will they be able to rescue the pandas? And how will they ever get back to the tree house so that they can fulfill their quest to save Penny as well?

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Lulu Walks the Dogs   by Judith Viorst

The stubbornly hilarious Lulu has decided it’s time to buckle down and earn some cash. How else can she save up enough money to buy the very special thing that she is ALWAYS and FOREVER going to want? After some failed attempts at lucrative gigs (baking cookies, spying, reading to old people), dog walking seems like a sensible choice. But Brutus, Pookie, and Cordelia are not interested in making the job easy, and the infuriatingly helpful neighborhood goody-goody, Fleischman, has Lulu at the end of her rope. And with three wild dogs at the other end, Lulu’s patience is severely tested. Will she ever make a friend—or the money she needs?

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Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers  by Dav Pilkey

Tra-la-laaa! Captain Underpants is back in an all-new ninth epic adventure that’s the zaniest, funniest, outrageousest, and time-travelingiest yet!

 

 

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Lego Hero Factory: Secret Mission #1: The Doom Box  by Greg Farshtey

Villains  are out to build a devastating super-weapon called “The Doom Box.”

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Nancy Clancy is growing up and ready for a whole new adventure . . . in her chapter book debut.  Nancy and her best friend, Bree, have everything they need to solve a mystery, from their totally professional trench coats to their top-secret code.

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Maggie and Oliver or a Bone of One’s Own    by Valerie Hobbs

Maggie is always full of questions. But a young maid in a fine lady’s house isn’t supposed to wonder so much, so one day Maggie is thrown out into the street with only a tiny heart-shaped locket for a keepsake. Who is the lady in the locket?
A little dog named Oliver is pushing his nose along an icy sidewalk searching for his lost mistress, or at least something to eat. No matter how hard he looks he can’t find either one, but he does see a girl with round blue eyes and a golden locket around her neck. The girl calls him “Lucky.”
 And perhaps Lucky is the right name after all, for the little dog soon helps Maggie find a warm, wonderful home of her own—and one for him, too.
           3rd grade reading level

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Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King

Forget naughty or nice; this is a battle of good and evil. Luminary Joyce and co-author Geringer deliver the first book in a new series. Before Santa was Santa, he was Nicholas St. North–a daredevil swordsman whose prowess with double scimitars was legendary.

Mystery…

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The Trouble with Chickens, by Doreen Cronin

Bestselling author Doreen Cronin uses her deadpan humor to pitch-perfect effect in her first novel for young readers. Heavily illustrated with black-and-white artwork from Kevin Cornell, this new series is destined to become a classic.

J.J. Tully is a former search-and rescue dog who is trying to enjoy his retirement after years of performing daring missions saving lives. So he’s not terribly impressed when two chicks named Dirt and Sugar (who look like popcorn on legs) and their chicken mom show up demanding his help to track down their missing siblings. Driven by the promise of a cheeseburger, J.J. begins to track down clues. Is Vince the Funnel hiding something? Are there dark forces at work–or is J.J. not smelling the evidence that’s right in front of him?

For Fans of the wimpy kid series:

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Big Nate, by Lincoln Peirce

Nate Wright: sixth grader, class clown, self-described genius, and the all-time record holder for school detentions


Two wonderful collaborations:

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Bink and Gollie, by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee

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Bestselling authors DiCamillo and McGhee, along with acclaimed illustrator Fucile, introduce an outrageously funny pair of friends in a hilarious ode to exuberance and camaraderie, imagination and adventure. Full color.


A Wonderful Classic

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First book in her mouse series:

The Mouse and the Motorcycle, by Beverly Cleary

Ralph the mouse ventures out from behind the piney knothole in the wall of his hotel-room home, scrambles up the telephone wire to the end table, and climbs aboard the toy motorcycle left there by a young guest. His thrill ride does not last long. The ringing telephone startles Ralph, and he and the motorcycle take a terrible fall – right to the bottom of a metal wastebasket. Luckily, Keith, the owner of the motorcycle, returns to find his toy. Keith rescues Ralph and teaches him how to ride the bike. Thus begins a great friendship and many awesome adventures. Once a mouse can ride a motorcyle … almost anything can happen!

Also check out her Henry Huggins and Ramona Quimby series for girls and boys of the same age.

A few of our Favorite Chapter Books:

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Kenny and the Dragon, by Tony DiTerlizzi

What do you do when your new best buddy has been designated a scourge by the community and marked for imminent extermination? Just ask Kenny Rabbit. When the simple folks in the sleepy little village of Roundbrook catch wind that there’s a dragon running loose in the countryside, they get the wrong idea and the stage is set for a fight to the death. So it’s up to Kenny to give his neighbors front-row seats to one of the best-known battles in history — the legendary showdown between St. George and the dragon — without losing a friend in the fray.