Charlie & Mouse & Grumpy book
#1
Charlie & Mouse & Grumpy
Written by Laurel Snyder and illustrated by Emily Hughes
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

In this heartwarming sequel to Laurel Snyder's children story book, Charlie & Mouse, the two brothers enjoy a special visit from their grandpa, Grumpy. Follow along as they discuss being medium, pounce each other, sing the wrong songs, build blanket forts, and more. Paired with effervescent illustrations by Emily Hughes, this touching, funny children's book is a celebration of imagination and bonding will enchant young readers.

The Little Prince book
#2
The Little Prince
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 10-12

"One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes." Few books have been as universally cherished as The Little Prince, the haunting, lyrical fable that explores the very meaning of life. This deluxe seventieth anniversary gift set includes a hardcover book with the original full-color illustrations, along with two audio CDs (and exclusive download) of the unabridged text, narrated by Academy Award nominee Viggo Mortensen, beloved for his role as Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Rediscover the beloved story that begins with a simple picture and blossoms into a spellbinding adventure. This title has been selected as a Common Core Text Exemplar (Grades 4-5, Stories).

Green Arrow's Perfect Shot book
#3
Green Arrow's Perfect Shot
Written by Barry Lyga
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

When the Green Arrow needs help tracking down a sinister bomber in Star City, speedster Barry Allen is out the door in a flash. But as The Flash saves the day with his friends on Team Arrow, a huge dimensional rift appears over his hometown of Central City—and thousands of refugees with superspeed come pouring out. Can the combined skills of Team Arrow and The Flash’s friends at S.T.A.R. Labs manage the chaos long enough to stop the rift from tearing their universe apart? This exciting first installment in the new crossover trilogy promises to be one of the most action-packed reads of the season. Supergirl, Superman, and the heroes from DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will be joining in on the fun in books two and three of this can’t-miss trilogy.

The Last Human book
#4
The Last Human
Written and illustrated by Lee Bacon
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

In the future, robots have eliminated humans, and 12-year-old robot XR_935 is just fine with that. Without humans around, there is no war, no pollution, no crime. Every member of society has a purpose. Everything runs smoothly and efficiently. Until the day XR discovers something impossible: a human girl named Emma. Now, Emma must embark on a dangerous voyage with XR and two other robots in search of a mysterious point on a map. But how will they survive in a place where rules are never broken and humans aren’t supposed to exist? And what will they find at the end of their journey? Humorous, action-packed, and poignant, The Last Human tells a story about friendship, technology, and challenging the status quo no matter the consequences. It’s not just about what it means to be a robot—it’s about what it means to be a friend.

Alamo All-Stars book
#5
Alamo All-Stars
Written and illustrated by Nathan Hale
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

""Remember the Alamo!" That rallying cry has been a part of Texas lore for generations. But who were the ragtag group of adventurers behind the famous slogan, and how did they end up barricaded in a fort against a Mexican army? Who survived, who died, and how? This sixth book in the bestselling Hazardous Tales series tracks the Lone Star State's bloody fight for independence from the Mexican government. It features the exploits of the notorious Jim Bowie, as well as Stephen Austin, Davy Crockett, and other settlers and soldiers who made the wild frontier of Texas their home--all told with the inimitable style and humor for which Nathan Hale is known"--

Major Impossible (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #9) book
#6
Major Impossible (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #9)
Written by Nathan Hale
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

The ninth book in the bestselling series tells the story of John Wesley Powell, the one-armed geologist who explored the Grand Canyon John Wesley Powell (1834-1902) always had the spirit of adventure in him. As a young man, he traveled all over the United States exploring. When the Civil War began, Powell went to fight for the Union, and even after he lost most of his right arm, he continued to fight until the war was over. In 1869 he embarked with the Colorado River Exploring Expedition, ten men in four boats, to float through Grand Canyon. Over the course of three months, the explorers lost their boats and supplies, nearly drowned, and were in peril on multiple occasions. Ten explorers went in, only six came out. Powell would come to be known as one of the most epic explorers in history! Equal parts gruesome and hilarious, this latest installment in the bestselling series takes readers on an action-packed adventure through American history.

Lumberjanes: Ghost Cabin (Lumberjanes #4) book
#7
Lumberjanes: Ghost Cabin (Lumberjanes #4)
Written by Mariko Tamaki and illustrated by Brooklyn Allen
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

Based on the bestselling graphic novels, this series of middle-grade novels contains all-new adventures Welcome to Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet's Camp for Hardcore Lady Types. The five scouts of Roanoke cabin--Jo, April, Molly, Mal, and Ripley--love their summers at camp. They get to hang out with their best friends, earn Lumberjane scout badges, annoy their no-nonsense counselor Jen . . . and go on supernatural adventures. That last one? A pretty normal occurrence at Miss Qiunzella's, where the woods contain endless mysteries. Book four, the last book of the novel series, will shine the spotlight on inseparable couple Mal and Molly, who find an extra cabin at camp, one that's full of ghosts!

Alien Superstar book
#8
Alien Superstar
Written by Henry Winkler and illustrated by Lin Oliver
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

No one is shocked by the six-eyed alien strolling around the Universal back lot. The tourists just think he’s part of the show. It doesn’t take long for Buddy to land a role on a popular TV show, playing (of course) an alien. He becomes an overnight heartthrob and is suddenly faced with legions of adoring fans, rides in glamorous limos, and appearances at “all-the-shrimp-you-can-eat” red carpet parties. But can Buddy maintain his secret identity while in the spotlight?

Ghoulia and the Mysterious Visitor book
#9
Ghoulia and the Mysterious Visitor
Written by Barbara Cantini
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 6-8

One dark and stormy night, Ghoulia’s cousin Dilbert comes to visit her at Crumbling Manor. She’s confused—she didn’t invite him, and it turns out that Dilbert’s a real grouch. He complains about everything! When Ghoulia tries to track down Auntie Departed to find out why she invited Dilbert, she finds that Auntie has vanished. Ghoulia can’t find her. And the doorbell won’t stop ringing. One after another, Ghoulia’s friends arrive—all with the same mysterious invitation in hand. As the gang searches Crumbling Manor for Auntie Departed, one of their own goes missing. Finally, Dilbert inadvertently solves the mystery in the greenhouse when he finds himself face-to-face with the sinister Chatterbox Ivy. Clue meets Little Shop of Horrors in this fun romp, which includes full-color illustrations and kid-friendly activities.

Mammal Takeover! book
#10
Mammal Takeover!
Written by Abby Howard
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

After the dinosaurs died out, Earth was by no means empty. There were still some little resourceful critters around who, without big predators to hunt them down, survived and thrived. Who were these scrappy creatures? Early mammals, our ancestors! In the Cenozoic Era, mammals rose to dominance and spread over the globe, resulting in woolly mammoths, saber- toothed tigers, and eventually all of humankind. In this adventure, Ronnie will meet the three kinds of mammals—monotremes, marsupials, and placental mammals—as well as the other amazing ancient beasts they shared the Earth with during the Cenozoic Era. The text will track Earth’s history from 66 million years ago to present day, ending with an impassioned yet hopeful discussion of climate change.

Didi Dodo, Future Spy: Robo-Dodo Rumble book
#11
Didi Dodo, Future Spy: Robo-Dodo Rumble
Written by Tom Angleberger and illustrated by Jared Chapman
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 6-9

This hilarious chapter book mystery series stars Didi Dodo, the daring spy-in-training, and Koko Dodo, Didi’s reluctant sidekick. In Robo-Dodo Rumble, Koko Dodo’s cookie shop is facing some stiff competition from an evil robotic dodo (a Robo Dodo). The Robo Dodo is selling its cookies for only a penny! Why? To put Koko’s shop out of business! And if that weren’t bad enough, a giant sea monster starts destroying the town! But don’t worry. Didi Dodo has a daring plan. From the mind of the inimitable Tom Angleberger, this wacky caper promises high-speed chases and big belly laughs. The book takes place in the same world as Inspector Flytrap but does not require knowledge of the previous series.

Recess Rebels (Miranda and Maude #3) book
#12
Recess Rebels (Miranda and Maude #3)
Written by Emma Wunsch and illustrated by Jessika von Innerebner
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-10

A princess and a revolutionary form an unexpected friendship in this charming, illustrated chapter book series The girls and boys of 3B aren't getting along. It starts with a game of tag and ends with a tug of war. In between, there are sneak attacks, a girls-only newspaper, a doughnut filled with cheese, and one stolen Frizzle chicken. Maude gets lots of opportunities to protest, but in the end, it's Miranda who learns to stand up for what she believes in.

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