Vampires

Location

Author

Title

SERIES POISON

Ames, Ruth

This totally bites! (Poison Apple)

Twelve-year-old Emma-Rose Paley has always felt different from her bubbly, outgoing parents. Unlike them, Emma-Rose has pale skin and jet-black hair, is quiet and moody, and prefers gray weather to sunshine. She also hates the taste of garlic, has very sharp incisors, and loves rare burgers. When Emma-Rose uncovers a dark family secret, she has a sudden revelation. Could Emma-Rose be a real, live vampire?

SERIES

GERONIMO

Bigarella, Ivan

Return of the vampire (Creepella von Cacklefur)

A mysterious old friend of Grandpa Frankenstein shows up one night on the doorstep of Cacklefur Castle. He's a vampire-- and he needs the von Cacklefur family's help. His ancient castle has been infested by strange and troublesome monsters and ghosts, and he's afraid he'll have to move out because of them! ... It's up to Creepella and her family and friends to help this vampire save his home.

SERIES BAILEY

Dadey, Debbie

Dracula doesn’t play kickball (The Adventures of the Bailey Street School Kids)

Just when you thought it was safe to go out on the playground... Drac is back! There are some odd grown-ups living in Bailey City. But could the school's new playground monitor really be the most famous vampire of all? The Bailey School Kids are going to find out!

SERIES BAILEY

Dadey, Debbie

Dracula doesn’t rock-n-roll (The Adventures of the Bailey Street School Kids)

Could Mr. Drake, the Bailey School guidance counselor, really be the lead singer of a vampire rock band? It's up to the Bailey School Kids to find out!

SERIES BAILEY

Dadey, Debbie

Dracula doesn’t drink lemonade (The Adventures of the Bailey Street School Kids)

The Bailey School kids are starting to wonder if they will ever have a normal teacher. Mr. Drake, the new guidance counsellor, wants to stop the fighting around school. But he has some strange habits. Could he really be a vampire?

SERIES BAILEY

Dadey, Debbie

Vampires don’t wear polka dots (The Adventures of the Bailey Street School Kids)

There are some pretty weird grown-ups living in Bailey City. But could the new third grade teacher from the Transylvania Alps really be a vampire?

The Bailey School Kids are going to find out!

The third grade at Bailey Elementary was very hard to handle. Most teachers quit -and moved far away - after trying to teach them.

But Mrs. Jeepers was different. No one ever dared make her mad - because whenever they did, the strangest things would happen...

SERIES ZACK

Greenburg, Dan

Don’t count on Dracula (The Zack Files)

Zack enters a horror film fan contest, and he and his best friend win an evening with Mella Bugosi, an aging horror film star with a Transylvanian accent. It's not long before Zack notices Mella has some pretty odd habits: he avoids sunlight at all costs, he sleeps in a coffin, and...Zack hopes that's V-8 he's drinking! Could good old Mella be an actual vampire?

J GRE

Greenburg, Dan

The vampire’s curse (Secrets of Dripping Fang, book 3)

In an astounding turn of events, the Shluffmuffins twins' long-lost father has reappeared years after his tragic Porta Potti accident. Wally and Cheyenne, of course, are thrilled to see their dear old dad again. But would it be rude to point out how his skin appears to be rotting and falling off in chunks? Or that his breath smells distinctly like bloated roadkill? Come to think of it, he looks an awful lot like . . . well, a zombie. So imagine the twins' delight when they discover that their friend Professor Spydelle has developed a special life-restoring elixir, the only known cure for zombiism.
Hmmmm. Unfortunately, it seems there are still some kinks to work out on that special Elixir of Life. It cures Dad of his zombiism, only to turn him into . . . a vampire.
It would seem that things couldn't get much worse. But when two faces that look suspiciously like giant ants appear in Wally and Cheyenne's bedroom window one night, things take a turn from dismal . . . to dire.

J GRI

Griffin, Adele

The Knaveheart’s curse

Being a vegan vampire with no social graces hasn’t exactly made Maddy popular with other eleven-yearolds. But the day she befriends Dakota Underhill changes everything, even if Dakota only promises to be her friend for . . . well, for that day. Because when the leader of the Knavehearts—the most vicious of the Old World vampires—comes to town, Maddy realizes she’s going to need help. She’s not strong enough to face the villain alone, and there’s something special about Dakota that might make her the perfect person to team up with. . .

J GUT

Gutman, Dan

Miss Mary is scary! (My Weird School)

When a British student-teacher arrives, A. J. and his friends wonder if her all-black clothing and love of blood sausage mark her as a vampire, while Mr. Granite simply hopes her musician-boyfriend will stay away long enough for a math lesson.

J HOW

Howe, Deborah

Bunnicula

Move over Dracula! It looked like an ordinary bunny to Harold. But Harold was a dog by profession, so his judgment wasn't reliable - as he was the first to admit. But Chester, Harold's good friend and house-mate, was a very well-read cat and he knew there was something strange about Bunnicula. For one thing, he seemed to have fangs. And the odd markings on his back looked a little like a cape. But when Chester started finding white vegetables, drained dry, with two fang marks in them, he was sure Bunnicula was a vampire bunny.
So it was up to Chester - with Harold's help - to alert the members of their household before another carrot was lost . Because as Chester warned, "Today vegetables, tomorrow the world!"

J HOW

Howe, James

Bunnicula strikes again!

It's happening again. The Monroes's kitchen is littered with the remains of vegetables, drained of all color. To Chester, it's obvious: Bunnicula, the vampire rabbit, is up to his old tricks.

But Harold is more frightened for Bunnicula than of him. The poor bunny doesn't look too good. Is he sick? Or just unhappy? Or has Chester finally gone too far in his attempt to make the world safe for veggies?

One thing's for sure: Harold isn't going to let anything bad happen to his long-eared pal -- even if it means leaving the comfort of his home, losing his best friend, and risking his own life. And if he fails -- could this be the end of Bunnicula?

Don't miss any of the adventures of Harold, Chester, Howie, and the vampire bunny, Bunnicula!

J LAB

Labatt, Mary

Dracula madness

Sam is a sheepdog and a detective, but she is nothing like classic scaredy-dog Scooby-Doo. She doesn’t like having to move to a new town, worries about making friends, and loves to eat weird food combinations that her owners don’t want to give her (such as popcorn with ketchup). Her neighbor and walker, 10-year-old Jennie, can hear Sam’s thoughts, and they get along well. When Jennie takes Sam for a walk and shows her the spookiest house in town, they decide to investigate the reclusive owner, Mr. MacIver. When they see men delivering a large, long box, and they see a strange creature working in the basement, they think MacIver might be Dracula.

J MAR

Marsh, Carol

The mystery at Dracula’s castle: Transylvania, Romania

Mimi reads an ad and thinks, "Hmm, would this make a great vacation home for a mystery writing grandmother and her family and friends." Soon, Christina and Grant are whisked off aboard the Mystery Girl airplane with Mimi and Papa to Transylvania, Romania where they meet up with a strange real estate agent, tour the famous castle, meet some odd new kid friends, learn about vampires, and meet up with Count Dracula himself!

SERIES

MY SISTER

Mercer, Sienna

Switched (My Sister the Vampire)

When Olivia Abbott moves to town, she's excited to join the cheerleading team and make new friends. Then she meets Ivy Vega. At first, Ivy, pale and dressed all in black, looks like Olivia's opposite. Then the girls look beyond the glittery pink blush and thick black eyeliner to discover they're identical—identical twins!

Olivia and Ivy are brimming with plans to switch places and pull every twin trick in the book. But Olivia soon discovers that she and Ivy aren't exactly the same. Ivy's a vampire. And she's not the only one in town.

Also in this series: Fangtastic!; Re-Vamped!; Vampalicious!; Take Two; Love Bites; Lucky Break.

J PAV

Pavanello, Roberto

The dancing vampire

Becca is so excited by her dance lessons that she does not even care that her neighbor and dance partner is a vampire--and it is up to Echo, the Bat Pack, and a talking parrot to make sure that this dance does not end in disaster.

SERIES AMERICAN

Rand, Johnathan

Virtual vampires of Vermont (American Chillers)

Mike and his friend Haley thought that the CD game was just a game. That is until they were literally pulled into its virtual reality. A reality where vampires exist... and these vampires are looking for them!

SERIES

A TO Z

Roy, Ron

The vampire’s vacation (A to Z Mysteries)

V is for Vampire . . .
Grab your garlic, Green Lawn! When Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose follow a pale, dark-haired stranger into Ellie’s Diner, he vanishes! But Ellie has a cut on her neck . . . or could it be a bite? Could there really be a vampire in Green Lawn? And could Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose be his next victims?

J SAG

Sage, Angie

Vampire brat (Araminta Spookie)

Araminta thinks something horrible is hiding in the deep, hidden passages of Spookie House—could it be a werewolf? Add to that the arrival of Uncle Drac's creepy nephew, Max, and Araminta knows things will never be the same. Max is Wanda's new best friend, and Araminta finds him annoying. She comes up with a plan to figure out what Max is up to—and also to capture the werewolf. But will it work?

Also in this series: My Haunted House; The Sword in the Grotto; Frognapped; Ghostsitters; Gargoyle Hall.

SERIES STINE

Stine, R.L.

Vampire breath (Goosebumps)

Tough. That's Freddy Martinez and his friend, Cara. They're not afraid of anything. But that was before they went exploring in Freddy's basement. Before they found the secret room. Before they found the bottle of Vampire Breath. Poor Freddy and Cara. They should have never opened that bottle of Vampire Breath. Because now there's a vampire in Freddy's basement. And he's very, very thirsty. . . .

J STO

Kelly, Jack

Dracula

Terror in the Night! Jonathan Harker is sent to see a client of his company in a distant part of Europe. The castle is deserted and the count is a very strange host. But little does young Jonathan suspect that he and the people closest to him are about to be put into the worst danger and the most gruesome terror that anyone can imagine! Now they must track and destroy Dracula before he finds and destroys each of them!

J STO

Spinner, Stephanie

Dracula

String garlic by the window and hang a cross around your neck! The most powerful vampire of all time returns in our Stepping Stone Classic adaption of the original tale by Bran Stoker. Follow Johnathan Harker, Mina Harker, and Dr. Abraham van Helsing as they discover the true nature of evil. Their battle to destroy Count Dracula takes them from the crags of his castle to the streets of London... and back again.

SERIES BOXCAR

Warner, Gertrude Chandler

The vampire mystery (Boxcar Children)

The Aldens meet Mr. Hudson, a local author who is best known for his novel about a vampire. But rumors of a real vampire are going around town - a vampire who haunts the graveyard behind Mr. Hudson's house! But since vampires don't exist, the children soon realize that someone must be trying to scare people away from Greenfield! Who brought the old legend back to life - and why?

       

Last Updated: 7/5/2014

Supernatural

Location

Author

Title

J BOU

Bourbeau, Julie

The Wednesdays

Max's village is absolutely normal in every single way and on every single day - except Wednesday.

Most of the townsfolk shutter their windows and lock their doors to hide away from the many peculiar things that happen - things like cats getting stuck in the vacuum cleaner and birthday cakes meeting fiery and horrific ends. But Max is too curious for that, and so, breaking every rule in the village, he searches out the cause of all the Wednesday weirdness.

What he uncovers is a secret so devious - so dastardly and mischievous - that life as he knows it will never be the same. Max himself is not the same. Suddenly the mysterious little accidents so common on Wednesdays are happening to him on Thursdays, Fridays - even Saturdays!

What's come over Max? And more importantly, is there any cure for a case of the Wednesdays?

J CAS

Castro, Adam-Troy

Gustav Gloom and the People-Taker

Fernie What finds herself lost in the Gloom mansion after her cat appears to have been chased there by its own shadow. Fernie discovers a library full of every book that was never written, a gallery of statues that are just plain awkward, and finds herself at dinner watching her own shadow take part in the feast!

Along the way Fernie is chased by the People Taker who is determined to take her to the Shadow Country. It's up to Fernie and Gustav to stop the People Taker before he takes Fernie's family.

J 741.597 FAW

Fawkes, Ray

Possessions, Book One: Unclean Getaway

Meet Gurgazon the Unclean, the cuddliest little pit demon ever trapped in the Llewellyn-Vane House for Captured Spirits and Ghostly Curiosities! This pit demon may look just like a cute little 5-year old girl, but it isn't interested in playing checkers with other ghosts. The Gurgazon is determined to escape! Will the house contain it? Or will the world of peace and friendly bunnies come to an end as the Gurgazon exacts its revenge?

J GAI

Gaiman, Neil

Coraline

In Coraline's family's new flat are twenty-one windows and fourteen doors. Thirteen of the doors open and close.
The fourteenth is locked, and on the other side is only a brick wall, until the day Coraline unlocks the door to find a passage to another flat in another house just like her own.
Only it's different.
At first, things seem marvelous in the other flat. The food is better. The toy box is filled with wind-up angels that flutter around the bedroom, books whose pictures writhe and crawl and shimmer, little dinosaur skulls that chatter their teeth. But there's another mother, and another father, and they want Coraline to stay with them and be their little girl. They want to change her and never let her go.
Other children are trapped there as well, lost souls behind the mirrors. Coraline is their only hope of rescue. She will have to fight with all her wits and all the tools she can find if she is to save the lost children, her ordinary life, and herself.

J JIN

Jinks, Catherine

How to Catch a Bogle

Birdie McAdam, a ten-year-old orphan, is tougher than she looks. She's proud of her job as apprentice to Alfred the Bogler, a man who catches monsters for a living. Birdie lures the bogles out of their lairs with her sweet songs, and Alfred kills them before they kill her. On the mean streets of Victorian England, hunting bogles is actually less dangerous work than mudlarking for scraps along the vile river Thames. Or so it seems - until the orphans of London start to disappear…

J MAS

Mass, Wendy

The Last Present (Willow Falls)

Amanda and Leo have a history with birthdays. Now their friend's little sister, Grace, has fallen into a strange frozen state on her birthday, and Amanda and Leo must travel in time in order to fix whatever's wrong. As they journey back to each of Grace's birthdays, they start seeing all sorts of patterns…which raise all sorts of questions.
Amanda and Leo are going to have to unravel the threads of the past and present - and travel much further than they ever imagined - if they're going to save Grace. Luckily, a little birthday magic always helps in the charming and funny Willow Falls series by Wendy Mass, where everything is possible and there are no coincidences.

Also in the Willow Falls series: 11 Birthdays; Finally; 13 Gifts.

J MCA

McAlpine, Gordon

The Tell-Tale Start (The Misadventures of Edgar and Allen Poe)

Meet Edgar and Allan Poe -- twelve-year-old identical twins, the great-great-great-great-grandnephews of Edgar Allan Poe. They look and act so much alike that they're almost one mischievous, prank-playing boy in two bodies. When their beloved black cat, Roderick Usher, is kidnapped and transported to the Midwest, Edgar and Allan convince their guardians that it's time for a road trip. Along the way, mayhem and mystery ensue, as well as deeper questions: What is the boys' telepathic connection? Is Edgar Allan Poe himself reaching out to them from the Great Beyond? And why has a mad scientist been spying on the Poe family for years?

J RIV

Rivers, Phoebe

Ghost Town (Saranormal)

Sara Collins is a normal twelve-year-old girl with an abnormal secret: She is psychic. She's had her abilities for as long as she can remember, but she doesn't like to talk about them. She hopes that if she ignores them, they might go away. Sara wants nothing more than to have a normal life, and to her, "normal" doesn't include anything paranormal. But Sara's life is about to be turned upside down, because she's moving across the country with her dad to an old shore town in New Jersey. A shore town with a lot of history...and more than its fair share of ghosts roaming around. As Sara tries to settle into her new home, she discovers that for the first time, the ghosts around her can communicate with her. One ghost in particular desperately needs something from her and won't leave her alone. Sara wants to help, but she's scared. Can Sara put her fear aside and help the spirit? Will doing so put her in jeopardy?

Also in the Saranormal series: Haunted Memories; Mischief Night; Spirits of the Season; Moment of Truth; Giving Up the Ghost; The Secrets Within; Playing with Fire; Kindred Spirits; A Perfect Storm; Yesterday and Today.

J 398.25 TEI

Teitelbaum, Michael

The Scary States of America

Twelve-year-old Jason Specter, self-proclaimed "clearing house for the weird," introduces and presents his favorite stories of the paranormal--one from each state of the Union--submitted to the Web site he created after his own encounter with a ghost at school three years earlier.

Disabilities

 

Call #

Title and Author

Description

ADHD

J GAN

Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key (1998) by Jack Gantos

To the constant disappointment of his mother and his teachers, Joey has trouble paying attention or controlling his mood swings when his prescription meds wear off and he starts getting worked up and acting wired. Grades 4 – 8.

ADHD

J GAN

Joey Pigza loses control (2000) by Jack Gantos

Joey, who is still taking medication to keep him from getting too wired, goes to spend the summer with the hard-drinking father he has never known and tries to help the baseball team he coaches win the championship.
Grades 4 – 8.

ADHD

J GAN

What Would Joey Do? (2002) by Jack Gantos

Joey tries to keep his life from degenerating into total chaos when his mother sends him to be home-schooled with a hostile blind girl, his divorced parents cannot stop fighting, and his grandmother is dying of emphysema. Grades 4 – 8.

ADHD

J GAN

I am not Joey Pigza (2007) by Jack Gantos
* also available as sound recording

Joey's father returns, calling himself Charles Heinz and apologizing for his past bad behavior, and he swears that once Joey and his mother change their names and help him fix up the old diner he has bought, their lives will change for the better. Grades 4 – 8.

ADHD

J SHR

Trout and me (2002) by Susan Shreve

Ben's troubles at school get progressively worse when he starts hanging around Trout, a new boy in his fifth grade class, who is also labeled as learning disabled. Grades 5 – 7.

ADHD

J STE

The Spaghetti Detectives (2011) by Andreas Steinhöfel

Living with his mother in a Berlin apartment house, Rico, a young boy with ADHD, enjoys playing detective games but when his friend Oskar suddenly disappears, possibly taken by a serial kidnapper, Rico determines to use his skills to find his friend.

Autism

J BAS

Anything but typical (2009) by Nora Raleigh Baskin

Jason, a twelve-year-old autistic boy who wants to become a writer, relates what his life is like as he tries to make sense of his world. Grades 4 – 7.

Autism

J CHO

Al Capone does my shirts (2004) by Gennifer Choldenko
* also available as sound recording

A twelve-year-old boy named Moose moves to Alcatraz Island in 1935 when guards' families were housed there, and has to contend with his extraordinary new environment in addition to life with his autistic sister. Grades 6 – 8.

Autism

J CHO

Al Capone shines my shoes (2009) by Gennifer Choldenko
* also available as sound recording

Moose Flanagan, who lives on Alcatraz along with his family and the families of the other prison guards, is frightened when he discovers that noted gangster Al Capone, a prisoner there, wants a favor in return for the help that he secretly gave Moose.   Grades 6 – 8.

Autism

J CHO

Al Capone does my homework (2013) by Gennifer Cholodenko

Moose Flanagan, who lives on Alcatraz along with his family and the families of the other prison guards, faces new challenges when his father is promoted to Associate Warden.

Autism

J DUA

A wizard alone (2002) by Diane Duane

While Nita mourns her mother's death, teenage wizard Kit and his dog Ponch set out to find a young autistic boy who vanished in the middle of his Ordeal, pursued by the Lone Power.   Ages 10 and up.

Autism

J LOR

Rules (2006) by Cynthia Lord

Frustrated at life with an autistic brother, twelve-year-old Catherine longs for a normal existence but her world is further complicated by a friendship with an young paraplegic.   Grades 4 – 7.

Autism

J CHO

Al Capone does my shirts (2004) by Gennifer Choldenko
* also available as sound recording

A twelve-year-old boy named Moose moves to Alcatraz Island in 1935 when guards' families were housed there, and has to contend with his extraordinary new environment in addition to life with his autistic sister. Grades 6 – 8.

Blindness

J AUX

Peter Nimble and his fantastic eyes (2011) by Jonathan Auxier

Raised to be a thief, blind orphan Peter Nimble, age ten, steals from a mysterious stranger three pairs of magical eyes that lead him to a hidden island where he must decide to become a hero or resume his life of crime.

Blindness

J CRE

Granny Torrelli Makes Soup (2003) by Sharon Creech

With the help of her wise old grandmother, twelve-year-old Rosie manages to work out some problems in her relationship with her best friend, Bailey, the boy next door. Grades 4 – 7.

Blindness

J DOR

Sees Behind Trees (1996) by Michael Dorris

A Native American boy with a special gift to "see" beyond his poor eyesight journeys with an old warrior to a land of mystery and beauty. Grades 4 – 8.

Blindness

J LEA

A dog called Homeless (2012) by Sarah Lean

Fifth-grader Cally Louise Fisher stops talking, partly because her father and brother never speak of her mother who died a year earlier, but visions of her mother, friendships with a homeless man and a disabled boy, and a huge dog ensure that she still communicates.

Blindness

J MAD

Gentle's Holler (2005) by Kerry Madden

In the early 1960s, twelve-year-old songwriter Livy Two Weems dreams of seeing the world beyond the Maggie Valley, North Carolina, holler where she lives in poverty with her parents and eight brothers and sisters, but understands that she must put family first as a self-appointed guardian to her little sister Gentle, who is going blind. Grades 5 – 8.

Blindness

J MAD

Louisiana’s song (2007) by Kerry Madden

In this follow-up to Gentle's Holler (2005), narrator Livy Two and her siblings are trying to cope after their father survives a horrible car accident but is too fragile to support the family. Grades 5 – 8.

Blindness

J TAY

Timothy of the Cay (1993) by Theodore Taylor

Having survived being blinded and shipwrecked on a tiny Caribbean island with the old black man Timothy, twelve-year-old white Phillip is rescued and hopes to regain his sight with an operation. Alternate chapters follow the life of Timothy from his days as a young cabin boy. Grades 5 – 8.

Blindness

Series VET

Teacher’s pet (2009) by Laurie Halse Anderson

Adjusting to middle school becomes easier for twelve-year-old Maggie when she finds that her biology teacher, who is blind, can learn a few things from her about working with his guide dog.

Cerebral Palsy

J DRA

Out of my mind (2010) by Sharon M. Draper

Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time. Grades 4 – 6.

Cerebral Palsy

J SAC

Small Steps (2006) by Louis Sachar

Three years after being released from Camp Green Lake, Armpit is trying hard to keep his life on track, but when his old pal X-Ray shows up with a tempting plan to make some easy money scalping concert tickets, Armpit reluctantly goes along. Grades 5 – 8.

Cerebral Palsy

J WAI

Finest kind (2006) by Lea Wait

When his father's Boston bank fails in 1838, causing his family to relocate to a small Maine town, twelve-year-old Jake Webber works to prepare the family for the harsh winter while also keeping the existence of his disabled younger brother a secret.   Grades 4 – 8.

Cerebral Palsy

Series SADDLE

Saddle Club: Saddle Sore   (1997) by Bonnie Bryant

The girls of the Saddle Club have headed West to the Bar None Ranch. This time they've brought their friend, Emily, who has cerebral palsy. Emily is going to help the ranch's owner make it accessible to riders with special needs. Then the four girls meet a guest their own age. She's a former rider who has lost part of her leg in a motorbike accident. She doesn't plan to get on a horse ever again. Ages 9 – 12.

Deafness

J AME

Changes for Julie (American girl) (2007) by Megan McDonald

Julie runs for president of the student body bust must she compromise a friendship. Ages 9 – 12.

Deafness

J DOW

Dovey Coe (2000) by Frances O’Roark Dowell

When accused of murder in her North Carolina mountain town in 1928, Dovey Cove, a strong-willed twelve-year-old girl, comes to a new understanding of others, including her deaf brother. Grades 4 – 7.

Deafness

J HON

Ricki (2013) by Lou Honderich

Ricki, a ten-year-old deaf girl living in Oklahoma, is crazy about horses. Her dream is to win first place in a horse show. At her grandparents' farm she works toward that goal, riding their Quarter Horse, Frosty. Then an unexpected event rocks her family's comfortable life, bringing new challenges for everyone. Discover the fascinating world of deaf culture and sign language. Cheer for this spirited, determined girl on her quest for a blue ribbon.

Deafness

J LOO

Ruby Lu, empress of everything (2006) by Lenore Look

After Ruby Lu's deaf cousin, Flying Duck, and her parents come from China to live with her, Ruby finds life challenging as she adjusts to her new family, tries to mend her rocky relationship with her friend Emma, and faces various adventures in summer school. Grades 1 – 4.

Deafness

J MAT

Nobody's perfect (2006) by Marlee Matlin and Doug Cooney

Megan, a popular and outgoing fourth-grader, is sure that the "perfect" new girl dislikes her because she is deaf, but persistence and a joint science fair project help Megan see that the two girls have something in common after all.   Grades 4 – 6.

Deafness

J MAT

Deaf child crossing (2002) by Marlee Matlin

Despite the fact that Megan is deaf and Cindy can hear, the two girls become friends when Cindy moves into Megan's neighborhood, but when they go away to camp, their friendship is put to the test. Grades 4 – 6.

Deafness

J RIS

Apple is My Sign (1993) by Mary Riskind

A ten-year-old boy returns to his parents' apple farm for the holidays after his first term at a school for the deaf in Philadelphia.

Deafness

J SEL

Wonderstruck (2011) by Brian Selznick

Having lost his mother and his hearing in a short time, twelve-year-old Ben leaves his Minnesota home in 1977 to seek the father he never knew in New York City, and meets there Rose, who is also longing for something missing from her life. Ben's story is told in words; Rose's in pictures.

Deafness

J SMI

The boys of San Joaquin : a novel (2006) by D. James Smith

In a small California town in 1951, twelve-year-old Paolo and his deaf cousin Billy get caught up in a search for money missing from the church collection, leading them to complicated discoveries about themselves and others. Grades 5 – 8.

Deafness

J WAL

Abby’s Race (2011) by Debby Waldman

Addy, who has worn hearing aids her entire life, is eager to excel when she enters the sixth grade, but she feels conflicted when she joins the school's running club with her best friend Lucy and finds she is a more gifted runner than her friend.

Deafness

J WOO

Feathers (2007) by Jacqueline Woodson

When a new, white student nicknamed "The Jesus Boy" joins her sixth grade class in the winter of 1971, Frannie's growing friendship with him makes her start to see some things in a new light. Ages 8 and up.

Deafness

Reader 1 E K

Max learns sign language (2006) by Adria Klein

Max takes a class in sign language so that he can talk with his friend, Susan, who cannot hear. Ages 4 – 8.

Down Syndrome

J GAL

Willowood (2010) by Cecilia Galante

Eleven-year-old Lily has trouble leaving her best friend behind and moving to the city when her mother changes jobs, but she makes some very unlikely friends that soon become like family members.

Down Syndrome

J HOB

The last best days of summer (2010) by Valerie Hobbs

During a summer visit, twelve-year-old Lucy must come to terms with both her grandmother's failing memory and how her mentally-challenged neighbor will impact her popularity when both enter the same middle school in the fall.

Down Syndrome

Series FAITHGIRLZ

Jazz off-key (2007) by Dandi Daley Mackall

Jazz is thrilled at the chance for her own one-woman art show during Big Lake's Spring Fling celebration, but when her younger sister ruins the paintings she had planned to display Jazz rages at family and friends while wishing she could find peace through Jesus. Ages 9 – 12.

Learning disabilities

Series HOW

How I Survived Middle School: Cheat Sheet (2007) by Nancy Krulik

It's the annual statewide history test challenge, and Joyce Kilmer Middle School has never had a finalist until now! This year, there are two finalists, and they're both Jenny's friends. But one finalist isn't known for finishing at the top of the class, and The Pops figure someone must have cheated. The next day, the word is out all over the school! Could it be true? Is one of Jenny's friends a cheater?

Learning disabilities

J MCN

Sparks (2002) by Graham McNamee

When Todd is both happy and anxious about trying to fit in with the regular fifth grade class but feels confused about how to relate to his former friends in the Special Needs class, a school assignment on the exploited pygmy, Ota Benga, helps give him confidence and clarity. Grades 4 – 6.

Learning disabilities

J WIN

Hank Zipzer: Niagara falls or does it? (2003) by Henry Winkler
*see also other titles in the Hank Zipzer series

Fourth-graders Hank, Ashley, and Frankie are excitedly preparing for a magic show at the Rock 'N Bowl when Hank's creative alternative to an English essay lands him in detention and grounded the week of the show.
Grades 3 – 5.

Mental disabilities

J AUC

Frozen Summer (1998) by Mary Jane Auch

In 1816, twelve-year-old Mem's new home in the wilderness of western New York is disrupted when the birth of another baby sends her mother into "spells" that disconnect her from reality. Grades 4 – 8.

Mental disabilities

J CON

Crazy lady! (1993) by Jane Leslie Conly

As he tries to come to terms with his mother's death, Vernon finds solace in his growing relationship with the neighborhood outcasts, an alcoholic and her retarded son. Grades 5 – 9.

Mental disabilities

J LOW

Rabble Starkey (1988) by Lois Lowry

Many things change for twelve-year-old Rabble Starkey, her mother and her best friend, Veronica Bigelow when Veronica's mother becomes mentally incapacitated and the Starkeys move in with the Bigelows. Grades 5 – 7.

Mental disabilities

Newbery 1971

The Summer of the Swans (1970) by Betsy Byers

A teen-age girl gains new insight into herself and her family when her mentally challenged brother gets lost. Newbery Winner. Ages 9 and up.

Mental disabilities

J MAR

A Corner of the Universe (2002) by Ann Martin

The summer that Hattie turns twelve, she meets the childlike uncle she never knew and becomes friends with a girl who works at the carnival that comes to Hattie's small town.   Grades 5 – 8.

Mental disabilities

Series
SUMMERHILL

Secret in the willows (1994) by Beverly Lewis

After Merry befriends Elton, an artistically talented boy whom some of her eighth grade classmates call retarded, she must find a way to prove that he is not responsible for the damage at the farm of her Amish friend, Rachel. Grades 5 and up.

Physical disabilities

J AME

McKenna, ready to fly! (2012) by Mary Casanova

When Seattle fourth-grader McKenna Brooks' cast comes off she dives back into gymnastics training in hopes of making the competitive team, but after volunteering at a therapeutic horseback riding center, she considers broadening her interests.

Physical disabilities

J AUC

One-handed catch (2009) by Mary Jane Auch

After losing his hand in an accident in his father's butcher shop in 1946, sixth-grader Norman uses hard work and humor to learn to live with his disability and to succeed at baseball, art, and other activities.

Physical disabilities

J BUR

The Secret Garden (1993) by Francis Hodgson Burnett

Ten-year-old Mary comes to live in a lonely house on the Yorkshire moors and discovers an invalid cousin and the mysteries of a locked garden. Ages 8 – 12.

Physical disabilities

J CHR

The great quarterback switch (2009) by Matt Christopher

Twelve-year-old Michael, confined to a wheelchair after an accident, uses mental telepathy to communicate football plays to his quarterback twin brother Tom, then suddenly finds himself on the field in his brother's place.

Physical disabilities

J CUS

Alchemy and Meggy Swann (2010) by Karen Cushman

In 1573, the crippled, scorned, and destitute Meggy Swann goes to London, where she meets her father, an impoverished alchemist, and eventually discovers that although her legs are bent and weak, she has many other strengths.

Physical disabilities

J LAW

The giant-slayer (2009) by Iain Lawrence

When her eight-year-old neighbor is stricken with polio in 1955, eleven-year-old Laurie discovers that there is power in her imagination as she weaves a story during her visits with him and other patients confined to iron lung machines.

Physical disabilities

J LEA

Also known as Harper (2009) by Ann Haywood Leal

Writing poetry helps fifth-grader Harper Lee Morgan cope with her father's absence, being evicted, and having to skip school to care for her brother while their mother works, and things look even brighter after she befriends a mute girl and a kindly disabled woman.

Physical disabilities

J MOR

The Battle of Lookout Mountain (1996) by Gilbert Morris

When Royal Carter enlists in the Union Army and his best friend signs up with the Confederates, the two young men struggle to come to grips with life's challenges. Ages 10 – 14.

Physical disabilities

J PLA

Willow King (1998) by Chris Platt

Thirteen-year-old Katie, who is herself physically challenged, saves a crippled foal from euthanasia and nurses him back to health and eventual championships. Grades 4 – 7.

Physical disabilities

J PLA

Willow King: Race the Wind (2000) by Chris Platt

 

Determined to ride her horse in the Kentucky Derby despite her physical handicap, Katie overcomes great obstacles and even helps a blind girl face her own kind of challenge.   Sequel to Willow King. Grades 4 – 7.

Physical disabilities

J ROB

Forty Acres and Maybe a Mule (1998) by Hariette Robinet

Born with a withered leg and hand, Pascal, who is about twelve years old, joins other former slaves in a search for a farm and the freedom which it promises. Grades 4 – 6.

Physical disabilities

J SHR

The lovely shoes (2011) by Susan Richards Shreve

In 1950s Ohio, ninth-grader Franny feels isolated and self-conscious at high school because of her deformed leg and feet, but her irrepressibly high-spirited mother is determined to find shoes for Franny to wear at the school dances.

Physical disabilities

J WRI

Hunchback (2004) by Randall Wright

Thirteen-year-old Juffa, a hunchback orphan living in Castle Marlby, dreams of serving a prince, and when his wish comes true he becomes embroiled in adventure and intrigue.   Grades 6 – 9.

Physical disabilities

Newbery 1950

A Door in the Wall (1989) by Marguerite DeAngeli

While the plague and war with the Welsh rage through fourteenth-century London, ten-year-old Robin, son of a great lord, comes of age. He finds Lindsey Castle, where he travels to become a knight, besieged by the Welsh--and he alone can save it.   Newbery Winner. Ages 9 and Up.

Physical disabilities

Newbery 1997

The View From Saturday (1996) by E.L. Konigsburg

Four students, with their own individual stories, develop a special bond and attract the attention of their teacher, a paraplegic, who chooses them to represent their sixth-grade class in the Academic Bowl competition. Newbery Winner. Grades 4 – 6.

Physical disabilities

Reader 4 E B

The Berenstain Bears and the Wheelchair Commando (1993) by Stan Berenstain

Harry, a new student at Bear Country School who is disabled and uses a wheelchair, has trouble making friends until the others discover that he is really very much like them.   Ages 6 – 8.

Last Updated 6/27/2014

African Americans

Location

Author

Title

   

 

 

J AME

Porter, Connie Rose

Meet Addy: an American Girl

Nine-year-old Addy Walker and her mother escape from a cruel life of slavery to freedom during the Civil War. Grades 2 – 5.

Also in this series:Addy Learns a Lesson, Addy Saves the Day, Addy’s Little Brother, Addy’s Surprise, Changes for Addy, Happy Birthday Addy; High Hopes for Addy.

J AME

Patrick, Denise Lewis

Meet Cécile: an American Girl

Cécile Rey, whose prosperous family are free people of color, makes friends with Marie-Grace Gardner, a doctor's daughter who has just returned to her native New Orleans in 1853, and persuades her to change places at their separate Mardi Gras balls.

Also in this series: Cécile’s Gift; Troubles for Cécile.

J AME

Coleman, Evelyn

Mystery of the Dark Tower

In 1928, when her father tears her and her brother from their mother in North Carolina and takes them to live with aunts in Harlem, twelve-year-old Bessie is trapped in a strange place, especially after her father mysteriously disappears.   Grades 2 – 5.

J AME

Tate, Eleanora

The Minstrel’s Melody

In 1904, twelve-year-old Orphelia follows her dream by running away from home to join an all-black minstrel show headed for the Saint Louis World's Fair, and learns about her family's troubled past in the process. Grades 2 – 5.

J APP

Applegate, Katherine

Home of the Brave

 

Kek, an African refugee, is confronted by many strange things at the Minneapolis home of his aunt and cousin, as well as in his fifth grade classroom, and longs for his missing mother, but finds comfort in the company of a cow and her owner. Ages 9 – 12.

NEWBERY 1970

Armstrong, William Howard

Sounder

 

Angry and humiliated when his sharecropper father is jailed for stealing food for his family, a young black boy grows in courage and understanding by learning to read and with the help of the devoted dog Sounder. Newbery Winner. Ages 9 – 12.

J BOL

Boles, Philana Marie

Little Divas

 

The summer before seventh grade, Cassidy Carter must come to terms with living with her father, practically a stranger, as well as her relationships with her cousins, all amidst the overall confusion of adolescence. Grades 5 - 8.

J BON

Bond, Adrienne

Sugarcane House: And Other Stories about Mr. Fat

Ma Minnie tells her great-grandson, a first-grader, many stories about the antics of a trickster named Mr. Fat, a southerner who may or may not be real. Grades K – 3.

J BUR

Burg, Shana

A Thousand Never Evers

 

As the civil rights movement in the South gains momentum in 1963--and violence against African Americans intensifies--the black residents, including seventh-grader Addie Ann Pickett, in the small town of Kuckachoo, Mississippi, begin their own courageous struggle for racial justice. Grades 5 - 8.

J CLI

Clifton, Lucille

The Times They Used to Be

 

A young black girl relates the adventures of the summer her Uncle Sunny died and her best friend broke out in sin because she wasn't saved. Ages 9 – 12.

J COD

Codell, Esme Raji

Sahara Special

 

Struggling with school and her feelings since her father left, Sahara gets a fresh start with a new and unique teacher who supports her writing talents and the individuality of each of her classmates. Grades 4 – 6.

J COD

Codell, Esme Raji

Vive la Paris

 

Paris has just come for piano lessons--not free advice. But when old Mrs. Rose gives her a little bit more than she can handle, Paris begins to understand the bully in her brother's life, in this companion novel to the award-winning "Sahara Special."   Ages 9 – 12.

NEWBERY 2000

Curtis, Christopher Paul

Bud, Not Buddy

 

Ten-year-old Bud, a motherless boy living in Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression, escapes a bad foster home and sets out in search of the man he believes to be his father--the renowned bandleader, H.E. Calloway of Grand Rapids. Newbery Winner. Grades 4 – 7.

J CUR

Curtis, Christopher Paul

Elijah of Buxton

 

In 1859, eleven-year-old Elijah Freeman, the first free-born child in Buxton, Canada, which is a haven for slaves fleeing the American south, uses his wits and skills to try to bring to justice the lying preacher who has stolen money that was to be used to buy a family's freedom. Ages 9 – 12.

J CUR

Curtis, Christopher Paul

The Mighty Miss Malone

 

With love and determination befitting the "world's greatest family, " twelve-year-old Deza Malone, her older brother Jimmie, and their parents endure tough times in Gary, Indiana, and later Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression.

J CUR

Curtis, Christopher Paul

Mr. Chickee’s Funny Money

 

Flint Future Detective Club members Steven Carter, his friend Russell, and Russell's huge dog Zoopy solve the mystery of a quadrillion-dollar bill with the image of James Brown on it. Ages 9 – 12.

J CUR

Curtis, Christopher Paul

The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963

The ordinary interactions and everyday routines of the Watsons, an African American family living in Flint, Michigan, are drastically changed after they go to visit Grandma in Alabama in the summer of 1963. Newbery Honor Book. Ages 10 and Up.

J DEA

McKissack, Patricia

A Picture of Freedom: the Diary of Clotee, Slave Girl

In 1859, twelve-year-old Clotee, a house slave who must conceal the fact that she can read and write, records in her diary her experiences and her struggle to decide whether to escape to freedom. Grades 4 – 6.

J DEA

McKissack, Patricia

Color Me Dark: the Diary of Nellie Lee Love

Eleven-year-old Nellie Lee Love records in her diary the events of 1919, when her family moves from Tennessee to Chicago, hoping to leave the racism and hatred of the South behind. Grades 4 – 6.

J DEA

Wyeth, Sharon Dennis

Freedom’s Wings: Corey’s Diary

 

A nine-year-old slave keeps a diary of his journey to freedom along the Underground Railroad in 1857. Grades 4 - 6.

J DEA

Hanson, Joyce

I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly: the Journal of Patsy, a Freed Girl

Twelve-year-old Patsy keeps a diary of the ripe but confusing time following the end of the Civil War and the granting of freedom to former slaves. Grades 4 – 6.

J DEA

Myers, Walter Dean

Journal of Biddy Owens, the Negro Leagues

Teenager Biddy Owens' 1948 journal about working for the Birmingham Black Barons includes the games and the players, racism the team faces from New Orleans to Chicago, and his family's resistance to his becoming a professional baseball player. Grades 4 – 6.

J DEA

McKissack, Patricia

Look to the Hills: the Diary of Lozette Moreau, a French Slave Girl

Brought up in France as the African slave companion of a nobleman's daughter, thirteen-year-old Zettie records the events of 1763, when she and her mistress escape to the New World where they are inadvertently drawn into the hostilities of the ongoing French and Indian War and, eventually, find a new direction to their lives. Grades 4 – 6.

J DEA

Pinkney, Andrea Davis

With the Might of Angels: the Diary of Dawnie Rae Johnson

In 1955 Hadley, Virginia, twelve-year-old Dawnie Rae Johnson, a tomboy who excels at baseball and at her studies, becomes the first African American student to attend the all-white Prettyman Coburn school, turning her world upside down.

J DRA

Draper, Sharon

Sassy: Little Sister is Not My Name

 

Fashion-savy Sassy does not like being the smallest student in her fourth-grade class, until a family emergency calls for a pint-sized hero. Ages 7 – 10.

Also in this series: The Birthday Storm; The Silver Secret; The Dazzle Disaster Dinner Party.

J DRA

Draper, Sharon

Stars and Sparks on Stage

 

When Ziggy, Jerome, Rashawn, and Rico enter the school's talent contest, they are sure that they are going to win, until they meet a little girl with a big voice who not only has talent, but who needs the prize money even more than they do. Ages 9 - 12.

J ENG

English, Karen

Nikki and Deja

 

When an arrogant new girl comes to school, third-graders and best friends Nikki and Deja decide to form a club that would exclude her but find the results not what they expected. Ages 6 – 9.

Also in this series: Birthday Blues; The Newsy News Newsletter; Election Madness; Wedding Drama; Substitute Trouble.

J FEN

Fenner, Carol

Yolonda’s Genius

 

After moving from Chicago to Grand River, Michigan, fifth grader Yolonda, big and strong for her age, determines to prove that her younger brother is not a slow learner but a true musical genius. Newbery Honor Book. Grades 4 – 6.

J FRA

Frazier, Sundee Tucker

The Other Half of My Heart

Twin daughters of interracial parents, eleven-year-olds Keira and Minna have very different skin tones and personalities, but it is not until their African American grandmother enters them in the Miss Black Pearl Pre-Teen competition in North Carolina that red-haired and pale-skinned Minna realizes what life in their small town in the Pacific Northwest has been like for her more outgoing, darker-skinned sister.

J FUS

Fusco, Kimberly Newton

The Wonder of Charlie Anne

In a 1930s Massachusetts farm town torn by the Depression, racial tension, and other hardships, Charlie Anne and her black next-door neighbor Phoebe form a friendship that begins to transform their community.

J GOI

Going, K.L.

The Liberation of Gabriel King

 

In Georgia during the summer of 1976, Gabriel, a white boy who is being bullied, and Frita, an African American girl who is facing prejudice, decide to overcome their many fears together as they enter fifth grade. Grades 4 – 7.

J GUT

Gutman, Dan

Jackie and Me: A Baseball Card Adventure

With his ability to travel through time by using baseball cards, Joe goes back to 1947 to meet Jackie Robinson, turning into a black boy in the process. Grades 4 – 7.

J GUT

Gutman, Dan

Satch and Me: A Baseball Card Adventure

To see if Satchel Paige really was the fastest pitcher in the history of baseball, Stosh and his coach, Flip, travel back to 1942 to watch Satch pitch in the Negro League World Series. Photos of the league's superstars are included.   Grades 4 – 7.

J HAM

Hamilton, Virginia

House of Dies Drear

A black family of five moves into an enormous house once used as a hiding place for runaway slaves. Mysterious sounds and events as well as the discovery of secret passageways make the family believe they are in grave danger. Ages 9 – 12.

NEWBERY 1975

Hamilton, Virginia

M.C. Higgins, the Great

As a slag heap, the result of strip mining, creeps closer to his house in the Ohio hills, fifteen-year-

old M.C. is torn between trying to get his family away and fighting for the home they love.   Newbery Winner. Ages 12 and up.

J JAM

McKissack Jr, Frederick

This Generation of Americans

It is August 1963, and 13-year-old Clayton Banks is a month away from starting high school. If life were simply about playing baseball, Clayton's life would be perfect. But the Civil Rights Movement is changing the world around him, and Clayton not only wants to understand it, he wants to participate. Grades 4 – 6.

J LES

Lester, Julius

The Old African

An elderly slave uses the power of his mind to ease the suffering of his fellow slaves and eventually lead them back to Africa. The story is based on a legend about Ybo Landing, Georgia, where a group of slaves walked into the water, saying they were walking to Africa.   Grades 3 – 6.

J LEV

Levine, Gail Carson

Dave at Night

When orphaned Dave is sent to the Hebrew Home for Boys where he is treated cruelly, he sneaks out at night and is welcomed into the music- and culture-filled world of the Harlem Renaissance. Grades 5-9.

J MCK

McKissack, Patricia

The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural

A collection of ghost stories with African American themes, designed to be told during the Dark Thirty, the half hour before sunset--when ghosts seem all too believable.   Newbery Honor Book. Grades 4 – 8.

J MCK

McKissack, Patricia

A Friendship for Today

In 1954, when desegregation comes to Kirkland, Missouri, ten-year-old Rosemary faces many changes and challenges at school and at home as her parents separate. Ages 9 – 12.

J MCK

McKissack, Patricia

Abby Takes a Stand

Gee recalls for her grandchildren what happened in 1960 in Nashville, Tennessee, when she, aged ten, passed out flyers while her cousin and other adults held sit-ins at restaurants and lunch counters to protest segregation. Grades 3 – 4.

J MYE

Myers, Walter Dean

Scorpions

After reluctantly taking on the leadership of the Harlem gang, the Scorpions, Jamal finds that his enemies treat him with respect when he acquires a gun - until a tragedy occurs. Newbery Honor Book. Ages 12 and up.

J NIX

Nixon, Joan Lowery

Caesar’s Story, 1759

After having been a slave on Carter's Grove plantation near Williamsburg, Virginia, since childhood, Caesar finally finds a way to plan his own future. Grades 4 – 6.

J PAT

Paterson, Katherine

Jip: His Story

While living on a Vermont poor farm during 1855 and 1856, Jip learns his identity and that of his mother and comes to understand how he arrived at this place. Grades 5 – 9.

J PAU

Paulsen, Gary

Nightjohn

Twelve-year-old Sarny's brutal life as a slave becomes even more dangerous when a newly arrived slave offers to teach her how to read. Ages 12 and up.

J PAU

Paulsen, Gary

Sarny: A Life Remembered

This story continues the adventures of Sarny, the slave girl Nightjohn taught to read, through the aftermath of the Civil War during which time she taught other Blacks and lived a full life until age ninety-four. Ages 12 and up.

J PIN

Pinkney, Andrea Davis

Silent Thunder: a Civil War Story

In 1862 eleven-year-old Summer and her thirteen-year-old brother Rosco take turns describing how life on the quiet Virginia plantation where they are slaves is affected by the Civil War.Grades 5 – 9.

J POL

Polacco, Patricia

January’s Sparrow

The Crosswhite family must flee the Kentucky plantation that has been their home.   Through the Underground Railroad, the Crosswhites make the slow and arduous journey to Marshall, Michigan, where they finally live in freedom. Ages 8 – 12.

J ROB

Robinson, Sharon

Safe at Home

After the death of his father, Elijah Breeze, a ten-year-old African American boy, moves back to New York City with his mother and attends a summer baseball camp as he tries to make new friends and adapt to urban ways. Grades 4 – 7.

J ROB

Robinson, Sharon

Slam Dunk

At Harlem's Langston Hughes Middle School, eleven-year-old Elijah "Jumper" Breeze and his friends compete against Nia and her girlfriends on the basketball court, in a video dance tournament, and for a Student Council seat, and, meanwhile, several of the students face issues with their fathers.   Grades 4 – 7.

J ROB

Robinet, Harriette

Walking to the Bus-rider Blues

Twelve-year-old Alfa Merryfield, his older sister, and their grandmother struggle for rent money, food and their dignity as they participate in the Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott in the summer of 1956. Grades 5 – 8.

J ROD

Rodman, Mary Ann

Yankee Girl

When her FBI-agent father is transferred to Jackson, Mississippi, in 1964, eleven-year-old Alice wants to be popular but also wants to reach out to the one black girl in her class in a newly-integrated school. Ages 10 and Up.

J ROS

Rosales, Melodye

Minnie Saves the Day

Hester Merriweather's grandmother gives her a handmade rag doll that proves to be very special indeed. Includes historical background on Chicago's African-American community during the 1930s. Grades 3 – 5.

J RUE

Rue, Nancy

The Misfit

Living with his uncle on a South Carolina plantation in 1860, eleven-year-old Austin befriends a young slave boy and learns more about how Jesus loves people who are different. Ages 9 – 12.

J SAC

Sachar, Louis

Small Steps

Three years after being released from Camp Green Lake, Armpit is trying hard to keep his life on track, but when his old pal X-Ray shows up with a tempting plan to make some easy money scalping concert tickets, Armpit reluctantly goes along.   Grades 5 – 8.

J STA

Staples, Suzanne Fisher

Dangerous Skies

Hypocrisy and prejudice twist events in such a way as to implicate two children, one from a prominent white family and the other an Afro-American, in a murder. Ages 10 and Up.

J TAT

Tate, Eleanora

Celeste’s Harlem Renaissance

In 1921, thirteen-year-old Celeste leaves North Carolina to stay with her glamorous Aunt Valentina in Harlem, New York, where she discovers the vibrant Harlem Renaissance in full swing, even though her aunt's life is not exactly what she was led to believe. Grades 4 – 7.

J TAY

Taylor, Mildred

The Gold Cadillac

Two black girls living in the North are proud of their family's beautiful new Cadillac until they take it on a visit to the South and encounter racial prejudice for the first time. Grades 2 – 3.

NEWBERY 1977

Taylor, Mildred

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

A black family living in Mississippi during the Depression of the 1930's is faced with prejudice and discrimination, which its children do not understand.   Newbery Winner. Ages 9 and Up.

J WAL

Walter, Mildred Pitts

Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World

Suffering in a family full of females, ten-year-old Justin feels that cleaning and keeping house are women's work until he spends time on his beloved grandfather's ranch. Grades 3 – 5.

J WAR

Warner, Sally

EllRay Jakes is Not a Chicken

Eight-year-old EllRay's father has promised a family trip to Disneyland if EllRay can stay out of trouble for a week, but not defending himself against Jared, the class bully, proves to be a real challenge.

Also in this series: Is a Rock Star; Walks the Plank!; The Dragon Slayer; EllRay Jakes and the Beanstalk; Is Magic.

J WIL

Williams-Garcia, Rita

One Crazy Summer

In the summer of 1968, after traveling from Brooklyn to Oakland, California, to spend a month with the mother they barely know, eleven-year-old Delphine and her two younger sisters arrive to a cold welcome as they discover that their mother, a dedicated poet and printer, is resentful of the intrusion of their visit and wants them to attend a nearby Black Panther summer camp.

Sequel: P.S. Be Eleven.

J WIS

Wisler, G. Clifton

Caleb’s choice

While living in Texas in 1858, fourteen-year-old Caleb faces a dilemma in deciding whether or not to assist fugitive slaves in their run for freedom. Grades 4 – 8.

J WOO

Woodson, Jacqueline

Feathers

When a new, white student nicknamed "The Jesus Boy" joins her sixth grade class in the winter of 1971, Frannie's growing friendship with him makes her start to see some things in a new light. Newbery Honor book. Ages 8 and up.

J WOO

Woodson, Jacqueline

Locomotion

In a series of poems, eleven-year-old Lonnie writes about his life, after the death of his parents, separated from his younger sister, living in a foster home, and finding his poetic voice at school. Grades 3 – 6.

J WOO

Woodson, Jacqueline

Peace, Locomotion

Through letters to his little sister, who is living in a different foster home, sixth-grader Lonnie, also known as "Locomotion," keeps a record of their lives while they are apart, describing his own foster family, including his foster brother who returns home after losing a leg in the Iraq War.   Grades 3 – 6.

         

Last updated: 6/24/2014

Mythology

Location

Author

Title

J ABB

Abbott, Tony

Revenge of the Scorpion King

Loki is waging war, and Pinewood Bluffs is about to become his battlefield. Owen, Dana, Jon, and Sydney know they have to stop him. They'll do whatever it takes.

But when they stow away in Loki's sledge and emerge in a new, mysterious underworld they know nothing about, things get complicated. The Babylonian underworld is dark as night and full of vicious monsters, including the dreaded Scorpion King. Will Owen and his friends ever make it back to Pinewood Bluffs?

Also in the Underworlds series: The Battle Begins; When Monsters Escape; The Ice Dragon.

J DEA

Deary, Terry

The Fire Thief

A reinvention of the myth of Prometheus, the Titan who stole fire from the gods and gave it to the human race. To escape the gods’ revenge, Prometheus travels through time to a murky metropolis called Eden City. There, he befriends a motley assortment of comic characters and learns what humans have done with his gift of fire.

Enter our narrator: Jim, a young orphan, actor, aspiring novelist, and petty criminal who rids the wealthy of their worldly possessions. The action jumps at a whirlwind pace from Mount Olympus to the seedy taverns and elegant mansions of Victorian Eden City. Prometheus has a soft spot for humans in need, but using his powers to get his new friends out of trouble will betray his hiding place to the gods!

Also in the Fire Thief series: Flight of the Fire Thief; The Fire Thief Fights Back.

J GAI

Gaiman, Neil

Odd and the Frost Giants

In a village in ancient Norway lives a boy named Odd, and he's had some very bad luck: His father perished in a Viking expedition; a tree fell on and shattered his leg; the endless freezing winter is making villagers dangerously grumpy.

Out in the forest Odd encounters a bear, a fox, and an eagle - three creatures with a strange story to tell.

Now Odd is forced on a stranger journey than he had imagined - a journey to save Asgard, city of the gods, from the Frost Giants who have invaded it.

It's going to take a very special kind of twelve-year-old boy to outwit the Frost Giants, restore peace to the city of gods, and end the long winter.

Someone cheerful and infuriating and clever…

Someone just like Odd.

J HEN

Hennesy, Carolyn

Pandora Gets Jealous

13-year-old Pandora Atheneus Andromaeche Helena (or Pandy, for short) has no idea what she'll bring for her school project. By accident she discovers a simple box, said to contain something so terrifying and horrible that no one must ever, ever touch it for fear of inflicting all of mankind with the wrath of the Gods and Goddesses. This, of course, makes the box the perfect thing for Pandora to bring for her school project. Unfortunately, things don't go quite the way she was hoping, and the box accidentally gets opened, unleashing all kinds of evil and misery into the world. Hauled before Zeus, Hera and the rest of immortals, Pandy's given the task of collecting all the evils within a year's time.

Also in the Mythic Miss-Adventures series: Pandora Gets Vain; Pandora Gets Lazy; Pandora Gets Heart; Pandora Gets Angry; Pandora Gets Greedy; Pandora Gets Frightened.

Series Goddess

Holub, Joan

Athena the Brain

Athena learns that she is a goddess when she is summoned to Mount Olympus by her father, Zeus, and she must quickly adjust to her new status, make friends with the other godboys and goddessgirls, and catch up with all the studies she missed while attending mortal school.

Also in the Goddess Girls series: Persephone the Phony; Aphrodite the Beauty; Artemis the Brave; Athena the Wise; Aphrodite the Diva; Artemis the Loyal; Medusa the Mean; Pandora the Curious; Pheme the Gossip; Persephone the Daring; Cassandra the Lucky; Athena the Proud.

J KER

Kerr, P.B.

The Akhenaten Adventure

When twelve-year-old twins Philippa and John discover that they are descended from a long line of djinn, their mother sends them away to their Uncle Nimrod, who takes them to Cairo where he starts to teach them about their extraordinary powers.

Also in the Children of the Lamp series: The Blue Djinn of Babylon, The Cobra King of Kathmandu, The Day of the Djinn Warriors, The Eye of the Forest, The Grave Robbers of Genghis Khan.

J LAF

LaFevers, R.L.

Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos

Twelve-year-old Theo uses arcane knowledge and her own special talent when she encounters two secret societies, one sworn to protect the world from ancient Egyptian magic and one planning to harness it to bring chaos to the world, both of which want a valuable artifact stolen from the London museum for which her parents work.

Also in the Theodosia series: Theodosia and the Staff of Osiris; Theodosia and the Eyes of Horus; Theodosia and the Last Pharaoh.

J MCM

McMullan, Kate

Have a Hot Time, Hades

Think you know the real story behind the Greek myths? Think again. Most people only know what Zeus wants them to. But the truth is, Zeus is a total myth-o-maniac. Hades, King of the Underworld, is here to set the record straight on how he ended up as Ruler of the Underworld and Zeus became King of the Gods.

Also in the Myth-O-Mania series: Phone Home, Persephone!; Say Cheese, Medusa!; Nice Shot, Cupid!; Stop That Bull, Theseus!; Keep a Lid On It, Pandora!; Get to Work, Hercules!; Go for the Gold, Atalanta!; Hit the Road, Helen!

J RIO

Riordan, Rick

The Lightning Thief

Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can't seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse -- Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy's mom finds out, she knows it's time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he'll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half-Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon, a mystery unfolds and together with his friends -- one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena -- Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.

Also in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series: The Sea of Monsters; The Titan’s Curse; The Battle of the Labyrinth; The Last Olympian; The Demigod Files.

J RIO

Riordan, Rick

The Lost Hero

When Jason, Piper and Leo crash land at Camp Half-Blood, they have no idea what to expect. Apparently this is the only safe place for children of the Greek Gods - despite the monsters roaming the woods and demigods practicing archery with flaming arrows and explosives. But rumors of a terrible curse - and a missing hero - are flying around camp. It seems Jason, Piper and Leo are the chosen ones to embark on a terrifying new quest, which they must complete by the winter solstice in just four days’ time. Can the trio succeed on this deadly mission - and what must they sacrifice in order to survive?

Also in the Heroes of Olympus series: The Son of Neptune; The Mark of Athena; The House of Hades.

J RIO

Riordan, Rick

The Red Pyramid

Since their mother’s death, Carter and Sadie have become near strangers. While Sadie has lived with her grandparents in London, her brother has traveled the world with their father, the brilliant Egyptologist, Dr. Julius Kane.   One night, Dr. Kane brings the siblings together for a "research experiment" at the British Museum, where he hopes to set things right for his family. Instead, he unleashes the Egyptian god Set, who banishes him to oblivion and forces the children to flee for their lives.

Also in the Kane Chronicles trilogy: The Throne of Fire; The Serpent’s Shadow.

J RUT

Rutkoski, Marie

The Cabinet of Wonders

Petra Kronos has a simple, happy life. But it's never been ordinary. She has a pet tin spider named Astrophil who likes to hide in her snarled hair and give her advice. Her best friend can trap lightning inside a glass sphere. Petra also has a father in faraway Prague who is able to move metal with his mind. Petra's life is forever changed when, one day, her father returns home - blind. The prince has stolen his eyes, enchanted them, and now wears them. But why? Petra doesn't know, but she knows this: she will go to Prague, sneak into Salamander Castle, and steal her father's eyes back.

Also in the Kronos Chronicles series: The Celestial Globe; The Jewel of the Kalderash.

J URS

Ursu, Anne

The Shadow Thieves

Oh, it's not the very cute kitten that appears out of nowhere and demands to go home with her. It's not the sudden arrival of her cousin Zee, who believes he's the cause of a mysterious sickness that has struck his friends back in England. It's not her creepy English teacher Mr. Metos, who takes his mythology lessons just a little too seriously. And it's not the white-faced, yellow-eyed men in tuxedoes, who follow Charlotte everywhere. What's so extraordinary is not any one of these things...It's all of them. And when Charlotte's friends start to get sick one by one, Charlotte and Zee set out to find a cure.

Also in the Cronus Chronicles series: The Siren Song; The Immortal Fire.

J YOL

Yolen, Jane

Odysseus in the Serpent Maze

Odysseus believed the age of heroes was over.

Then he and his friend, along with a spoiled princess named Helen and her cousin Penelope, are kidnapped by pirates!

Their journey leads them to Crete, where Odysseus must face the secret at the heart of the Labyrinth. There was a time when the Minotaur devoured all who entered, but now an even deadlier monster roams the maze. There Odysseus discovers the hardest part of being a hero: living long enough to tell the tale.

Also in the Young Heroes series:Hippolyta and the Curse of the Amazons; Atalanta and the Arcadian Beast; Jason and the Gorgon's Blood.

Last Updated: 6/22/2014

Historical Fiction Series

Location

Series Title

J AME

American Girls

The American Girls books tell the stories of American girls who lived long ago, and not so long ago with the addition of Julie from the 1970s. The stories are told in an entertaining and historically correct way to show how each girl lived in her own period of American history.

Series includes: Kaya - 1764; Felicity - 1774; Caroline – 1812; Josefina - 1824; Marie-Grace and Cécile – 1853; Kirsten - 1854; Addy - 1864; Samantha - 1904; Rebecca - 1914; Kit - 1934; Molly - 1944; Julie – 1974.

J AME

American Girls History Mysteries

Mystery stories about the American Girls, as seen above.

J DEA

Dear America

Series of historical novels for older girls published by Scholastic in 1996. Each book is written in the form of a diary of a young woman's life during an important event or time period in American history. The Dear America series covers a wide range of topics, including: the Pilgrims' journey to the New World, the Salem Witch Trials, the French and Indian War, the American Revolution, the American Civil War, World War I, World War II, western expansion, slavery, immigration, nineteenth-century prairie life, the California Gold Rush of 1849, the Great Depression, Native Americans' experiences, racism, coal mining, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, the fight for women's suffrage, the sinking of the RMS Titanic, the Battle of the Alamo, the Vietnam War, and more.

SERIES I SURVIVED

I Survived

Each book tells a terrifying and thrilling story from history, through the eyes of a boy who lived to tell the tale.

J OSB/ SERIES MAGIC TREE

Magic Tree House

In the first series, consisting of the first 28 books, Morgan le Fay sends Jack and Annie, two normal children from Frog Valley, Pennsylvania, on numerous adventures and missions with a magical tree house in order to help free Morgan from a spell, solve four ancient riddles to become Master Librarians, and save four ancient stories from being lost forever. After the twenty-eighth chapter book, there is a second series called the Magic Tree House "Merlin Missions". In these missions, Jack and Annie have quests from the ancient wizard Merlin the Magician. These books are longer than the previous 28, and some take place in fantasy realms like Camelot.

J DEA

My America

My America is a Dear America spin-off series, a series of fictional diaries of young children during American history, set in trilogies. It introduces kids to Jamestown, the American Revolution, the American Civil War, Westward Expansion, Underground Railroad, and slavery.

J DEA

My Name is America

My Name Is America is a series of historical novels for older boys published by Scholastic Press. Each book is written in the form of a journal of a fictional young man's life during an important event or time period in American history.

J SCI

Time Warp Trio

For his tenth birthday, Joe receives a mysterious blue book (known only as The Book) from his magician uncle and namesake, "Joe the Magnificent. Using an often unpredictable number of voice and print cues, The Book transports Joe and his friends Fred and Sam to a variety of different times and places, from Camelot's medieval court of knights and dragons to the year 2095, where they meet their own great-granddaughters. The only way they are able to return to present-day Brooklyn, New York is to find The Book again within whatever time period they are in.

SERIES YOU CHOOSE

You Choose…

Jump into a life from long ago! YOU CHOOSE who to be, where to go, and what to do. Will you succeed? Will you fail? Will you even survive? It's up to you!

Last Updated: 6/20/2014

Superheroes

Location

Author

Title

J AND

Anderson, John

Sidekicked

Drew Bean might be a part of a secret organization for the training of superhero sidekicks, but that doesn't mean that life is all leaping tall buildings in single bounds. Drew is possessed of super senses--his hearing, sight, taste, touch, and smell are the most powerful on the planet--making him literally the most sensitive kid in school. And then there's his best friend, Jenna--their friendship would be complicated enough if she weren't able to throw an eighteen-wheeler the length of a city block.

J BEL

Bell, Jake

The Amazing Adventures of Nate Banks: Secret Identity Crisis

As the three-time winner of the Ultimate Comic Book Trivia Championship of Knowledge, Nate Banks has always been the sixth grade's biggest comic book expert. But when a mysterious new superhero shows up in town, not even Nate knows who she really is. And when he sets out to discover Ultraviolet's secret identity, all of the clues seem to lead Nate to the least likely suspect-his uptight history teacher, Ms. Matthews! Could she really be moonlighting as a super-powered crime fighter? It's up to Nate to find out!

J BEL

Bell, Sophie

The Ultra Violets

What happens when four best friends find themselves splattered with a bubbling, genetically altering substance during a seemingly innocent sleepover in a secret, see-through, high-tech, futuristic lab? They develop superpowers, that's what! Iris, Cheri, Scarlet, and Opaline are destined to become . . .

THE ULTRA VIOLETS
IRIS: Visionary, artist, leader—the glitter glue that holds the group together!
CHERI: A girly girl on platform rollerskates who's never met a rescue puppy or a nail polish she didn't immediately-and-madly love. 
SCARLET: Short enough that you won't see her sneaking up behind you. Freckled enough that you might mistake her for innocent. But look out!
OPALINE: Loveable, huggable, supershy, sweet as pie . . . or is she?

THE FUCHSIA IS NOW!

Also in this series: Power to the Purple!; Lilac Attack!

SERIES BEN 10

Fullerton, Charlotte

The Dark of Knight

When his grandpa Max goes missing, fifteen-year old Ben Tennyson finds himself back in the hero business. Strapping on his Omnitrix, which allows him to change into different aliens, Ben teams up with his friends Gwen and Kevin, and together, the three of them set out to locate Max. Along the way, they find new half-alien allies and a new foe: the Highbreed and their DNAlien servants, who are joined by the alien arms dealers known as the Forever Knights.

SERIES BEN 10

West, Tracey

Galaxy Wars

When Cooper hacks into what he thinks is an alien video game, he actually starts an inter-galactic war between two peace-loving planets. One of the aliens comes to Ben requesting his help. So Ben, Gwen, and Kevin take to space to try to stop the war. Unfortunately, neither side is willing to listen to reason. So Ben and his friends race to trick the two leaders into talking together before one of the sides deploys a weapon that can't be stopped.

J BUC

Buckley, Michael

M is for Mama’s Boy (N.E.R.D.S.)

Led by Duncan "Gluestick" Dewey, the NERDS team uses brain power and courage rather than gadgets when they face off against supervillain Simon, his band of savage squirrels, and Albert, a middle-aged computer genius who lives with his mother.

Also in this series: The Cheerleaders of Doom; The Villain Virus.

J COD

Cody, Matthew

Super

Daniel Corrigan is as regular as can be, especially when compared to the Supers: kids in his new hometown with actual powers like flight and super strength. But Daniel's not powerless. Only he was able to stop the Shroud, a supervillian bent on stealing his newfound friends' powers. And thanks to him, his friends got to keep those powers. 
Now Daniel himself is starting to display powers, while at the same time, his friends are losing theirs. His friend Eric thinks Daniel is just becoming a Super himself, a late-blooming one. But Daniel worries there may be something more sinister at work, since his power-stealing ability is uncomfortably like the Shroud's. Of course, the Shroud is gone now . . . or is he? And could Daniel himself be his new vessel? 

Sequel to: Powerless.

J DAK

Dakin, Glenn

The Society of Unrelenting Vigilance

Theo Wickland lives a life of isolation - he has only ever known three people: his butler, the maid and his guardian. He has always been told this is for his own good because he is dangerous to other people. Indeed, he wears gloves at all times and has daily, intensely painful treatment in the 'Mercy Tube'. But one birthday, during his annual trip to the graveyard, Theo finds a small package addressed to him...

Also in the Candle Man series: The Society of Dread.

SERIES DC SUPER

DC Superheroes: Batman

In this series: The Joker Virus; Cat Commander; Scarecrow’s Flock of Fear; Harley Quinn’s Shocking Surprise; Two-Face’s Double Take; Killer Croc Hunter; Bat-Mite’s Big Blunder; Robin’s First Flight; The Puppet Master’s Revenge; My Frozen Valentine; Catwoman’s Classroom of Claws; Arctic Attack; The Man Behind the Mask; Poison Ivy’s Deadly Garden; The Fog of Fear; Emperor of the Airwaves; Five Riddles for Robin; The Revenge of Clayface; Fun House of Evil; Killer Croc of Doom!.

SERIES DC SUPER

DC Superheroes: Wonder Woman

In this series: Sword of the Dragon; Dr. Psycho’s Circus of Crime; Creature of Chaos; Trial of the Amazons; Attack of the Cheetah; Monster Magic.

SERIES DC SUPER

DC Superheroes: Superman

In this series: The Menace of Metallo; Under the Red Sun; The Toys of Terror; The Museum Monsters; Last Son of Krypton.

J DIC

DiCamillo, Kate

Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures

It begins, as the best superhero stories do, with a tragic accident that has unexpected consequences. The squirrel never saw the vacuum cleaner coming, but self-described cynic Flora Belle Buckman, who has read every issue of the comic book Terrible Things Can Happen to You!, is the just the right person to step in and save him. What neither can predict is that Ulysses (the squirrel) has been born anew, with powers of strength, flight, and misspelled poetry-and that Flora will be changed too.

READER 4 E J

Jules, Jacqueline

Zapato Power: Freddie Ramos Springs into Action

Freddie has shoes that give him super speed. It's hard to be a superhero and a regular kid at the same time, especially when your shoes give you even more power! Freddie needs an on/off switch for his super speed, so Mr. Vaslov, who created the shoes, decides to invent a remote control, but he gets more than he planned. When his young neighbor's ball goes missing, Freddie uses his new powers to find it...and Mr. Vaslov!

Also in this series: Freddie Ramos Takes Off; Freddie Ramos Zooms to the Rescue; Zapato Power: Freddie Ramos Makes a Splash.

J JUN

Jung, Mike

Geeks, Girls, and Secret Societies

Twelve-year-old Vincent and his fellow members of the Captain Stupendous Fan Club help out when someone new becomes Earth's most famous superhero, without knowing anything about him, just as evil Professor Mayhem and his robot arrive in Copperplate City.

READER 4

E K

Kirby, Stan

Captain Awesome to the Rescue

Eight-year-old Eugene McGillicudy is an imaginative boy who loves comic books and superheroes. Eugene also has his very own supersecret superhero alter ego named Captain Awesome. MI-TEE!
When the McGillicudy family relocates to a new town called Sunnyview, Eugene starts a new school, finds a best friend, and even finds time to defend his toys from his two-year-old little sister, Molly! Luckily for Sunnyview, Captain Awesome is there to protect the town (and the universe) from bad guys.

Also in this series: Captain Awesome vs. Nacho Cheese Man; Captain Awesome and the New Kid; Captain Awesome Takes a Dive; Captain Awesome, Soccer Star; Captain Awesome Saves the Winter Wonderland; Captain Awesome and the Ultimate Spelling Bee.

J LEW

Lewis, Josh

Super Chicken Nugget Boy and the Furious Fry

When Fern Goldberg arrives at Bert Lahr Elementary School, he's just an average kid. Then he falls into the green liquid inside the pool-type container behind Bogie's Burger Barn. Now whenever his skin comes into contact with condiments, he transforms into a bona fide deep-fried superhero who's not afraid to take on villains great and small. And that includes the giant, mutant French fry that threatens to crush the whole school beneath its massive, starchy feet.

J LYG

Lyga, Barry

Archvillain

Kyle Camden knows exactly where he was the night Mighty Mike arrived: sneaking around the fallow field behind Bouring Middle School, preparing one of his most ingenious pranks yet.
Which is why he couldn't tell anyone where he was. Or what he saw.
Those lights everyone saw in the sky weren't tiny meteors burning up in the atmosphere. They were some kind of strange, supercooled plasma that bathed the entire field -- including Kyle -- in alien energies.
Unfortunately, the energies also brought Mighty Mike to Earth. Kyle is the only one who knows that Mighty Mike is an alien. Everyone else thinks that Mike is just some kid who stumbled into the field, got beefed up on meteor juice, lost his memory, and decided to start rescuing kittens from trees. But Kyle knows the truth. And he'll do anything in his power to stop Mighty Mike, even if it means being an Archvillain!

Sequel: The Mad Mask.

J MON

Montijo, Rhode

Chews Your Destiny (The Gumazing Gum Girl)

Gabby Gomez loves to chew bubble gum even though her mother has warned her against it. It's not like she will turn into gum...except, that's exactly what happens! With her new, stretch-tastic powers Gabby can help save the day, but she will have to keep her gummy alter-ego a secret from her mother or else she'll find herself in a really sticky situation.

J TRI

Trine, Greg

Invasion from Planet Dork

A few million miles away from Los Angeles, danger is lurking. Evil aliens with some seriously hard to pronounce names like Zzykrkv are visiting earth from their home planet, Dork—to kidnap earthlings for their science class!

While busy on a snack food errand . . . uh, mission . . . Melvin Beederman, official superhero of Los Angeles, senses that something doesn’t feel quite right. Can Melvin, Candace, and friends from the Superhero Academy prevail over extraterrestrial bad guys with a spaceship powered by a Gamma drive? Holy alien invasion!

Also in this series: The Curse of the Bologna Sandwich; The Revenge of the McNasty Brothers; The Grateful Fred; Terror in Tights; The Fake Cape Caper; Attack of the Valley Girls; Brotherhood of the Traveling Underpants.

J VAN

Van Draanen, Wendelin

Sammy Keyes and the Power of Justice Jack

Sammy thought she'd seen all the weirdness her town had to offer—and then she met Justice Jack, Santa Martina's very own superhero. Well, really he's just a guy in spandex and a mask who rides around town on a dirt bike, hoping to find some crime to fight.
The old folks in town think he's wonderful. So wonderful that they've asked him to track down Sammy's neighbor Mrs. Wedgewood, who seems to have disappeared—along with a lot of other people's cash. Sammy's friends think Justice Jack is funny and cool. Billy Pratt's even auditioning to be his sidekick! But Sammy thinks he's kind of . . . lame. He's more of a showstopper than a crime stopper. And when a real mystery comes along, Sammy finds herself right in the middle of it…

J WAT

Watts, Frances

Extraordinary Ernie and Marvelous Maud

Ernie Eggers is thrilled when he wins a superhero contest and becomes Extraordinary Ernie (after school on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, and all day Saturday). But His excitement turns to dismay when he discovers that his sidekick is a sheep. It doesn’t take him long to realize, though, that there has never been another sheep quite like Marvelous Maud.

Last Updated: 5/30/2014

Cooking

Location

Author

Title

J BER

Berk, Sheryl

Peace, Love, and Cupcakes

Meet Kylie Carson.

She's a fourth grader with a big problem. How will she make friends at her new school? Should she tell her classmates she loves monster movies? Forget it. Play the part of a turnip in the school play? Disaster! Then Kylie comes up with a delicious idea: What if she starts a cupcake club?

Soon Kylie's club is spinning out tasty treats with the help of her fellow bakers and new friends. But when Meredith tries to sabotage the girls' big cupcake party, will it be the end of the Cupcake Club?

Also in this series: Recipe for Trouble; Winner Bakes All; Icing on the Cake.

J DEL

De Laurentiis, Giada

Naples! (Recipe for Adventure)

When Zia Donatella comes to live with the Bertolizzi family, little do Alfie and his older sister Emilia know what's in store for them. Zia Dontella is determined to show the kids how a home-cooked meal is better than even the best take-out pizza or burrito. And when Zia's plan actually transports Alfie and Emilia to famous food cities around the world, they learn first-hand how food can not only take you places but can also bring you back home. Alfie and Emilia find themselves transported to Naples, where they meet Marco, a young Italian boy on a very important mission to shop for the essential ingredients for his family's entry in the city's annual pizzafest contest. In their whirlwind search for the perfect items, Alfie and Emilia not only get a taste of Italy, but also find themselves refereeing a family feud between Marco's family and his uncle's family.

J DEL

De Laurentiis, Giada

Paris! (Recipe for Adventure)

Alfie and Emilia are transported to Paris, where a case of mistaken identity finds them caught up in the behind the scenes drama at a traditional French cooking school. As they explore the beautiful city of light and try to figure out how to get back home, they meet an incredible cast of French characters, as well as sample some of the best pastries and real hot chocolate that Paris has to offer.

J DUR

Durand, Hallie

Dessert First

Dessert Schneider has her very own personal style. But sometimes walking to the beat of her own drum means walking right into a heap of mischief, especially when it comes to the legendary family recipe (and Dessert's all-time favorite treat), Grandma Reine's Double-Decker Chocolate Bars. As the oldest in a rambunctious, restaurant-owning family, with a four-year-old sister who is going through a "phase" and two little brothers called “the Beasties,” Dessert seems to be better at getting into trouble than getting out of it. And that's because for this eight-year-old, saying sorry is definitely not a piece o'cake!

J DUR

Durand, Hallie

Just Desserts

Dessert and her lunch-table buddies have been exposed to a highly contagious disease - The Annoying Sibling Disease. And while it seems like just yesterday that Dessert reigned supreme over Charlie and the Beasties (aka her brothers) now they are ruining her life. If she doesn't come up with a plan to stop their unruly behavior, it will be the end of civilization as she knows it. Taking inspiration from her classroom study of General George Washington and the winter at Valley Forge, Dessert comes up with a plan to "Let Freedom Ring." But will she really be able to stop the Annoying Siblings? Or has Dessert bitten off more than she can chew?

J DUR

Durand, Hallie

No Room for Dessert

All of a sudden it seems like Dessert's life story is being written in invisible ink! It's getting harder and harder to believe that anyone in the Schneider house even remembers that she lives there. Her school picture hanging on the fridge? Covered! The promise of burritos? Forgotten! Her baby brother doesn't even know her name! (He calls her "dirt.") Dessert decides that she needs a plan to get back on her family's radar - and hopefully make them all feel like "dirt" for a change.     Let there be light bulbs! Dessert has an idea. All she has to do is win her classroom's invention contest, which should be a piece o' cake. But, things get worse before they get better...soon, they are so bad, Dessert may need all the double fudge sundaes in the world to make her feel like herself again - or maybe just a surprising new friend.

J GIF

Giff, Patricia Reilly

Gingersnap

It's 1944, W.W. II is raging. Jayna's big brother Rob is her only family. When Rob is called to duty on a destroyer, Jayna is left in their small town in upstate New York with their cranky landlady. But right before he leaves, Rob tells Jayna a secret: they may have a grandmother in Brooklyn. Rob found a little blue recipe book with her name and an address for a bakery. When Jayna learns that Rob is missing in action, she's devastated. Along with her turtle Theresa, the recipe book, and an encouraging, ghostly voice as her guide, Jayna sets out for Brooklyn in hopes of finding the family she so desperately needs.

J GRA

Graff, Lisa

A Tangle of Knots

In a slightly magical world where everyone has a Talent, eleven-year-old Cady is an orphan with a phenomenal Talent for cake baking. But little does she know that fate has set her on a journey from the moment she was born.  And her destiny leads her to a mysterious address that houses a lost luggage emporium, an old recipe, a family of children searching for their own Talents, and a Talent Thief who will alter her life forever.  However, these encounters hold the key to Cady's past and how she became an orphan.  If she's lucky, fate may reunite her with her long-lost parent. 

J HAR

Harper, Cherise

Just Grace and the Trouble with Cupcakes

It's time for the school fair, and Just Grace's class has chosen a cupcake theme. But the fair’s highlight, a cupcake competition, causes quite a stir when Grace gets paired with dreadful Owen 1 and not with her best pal, Mimi. Grace is devastated. And just when she thinks things can’t get worse, her team votes down her idea to build a cupcake Eiffel Tower in favor of building Spiderman.

It's a challenging time for Grace. Will she be able to overcome her disappointment and lead her team onward? Will Grace’s team ever figure out how to make a Spiderman out of cupcakes?

J JAC

Jackson, Alison

Eggs Over Evie

Twelve-year-old Evie Carson lives with her mom. In an apartment across the lake, Evie's celebrity-chef dad is starting a new life with his young second wife, Angie, who's expecting twins. To make matters worse, Evie's dad has custody of the beloved family dog. Navigating her new family situation is difficult, and Evie turns to her love of cooking as a way to stay connected to her father. Through cooking classes, Evie finds an unexpected friend in Corey, whose eccentric aunt Shanti might be able to make everyone a little happier. Evie learns to look outside herself, help others, and make friends where she never thought she could (she also learns to make a pretty darn good soufflé!).

J ROY

Roy, Ron

June Jam (Calendar Mysteries)

In the sixth book of the Calendar Mysteries - an early chapter book mystery series featuring the younger siblings of the A to Z Mysteries detectives - Bradley, Brian, Nate, and Lucy want to make homemade strawberry jam for Father's Day. Unfortunately, it's not as simple as it first seems. Some sneaky creature is taking bites of their strawberries. Polly the pony, Pal the dog, and Josh the older brother are all suspects. If the kids can't protect the strawberry patch from the mystery chomper, they might be in a real jam!

J SYL

Sylvester, Kevin

Neil Flambé and the Marco Polo Murders

Fourteen-year-old wunderchef Neil Flambé can cook anything, and patrons pay top dollar and wait months for reservations at his tiny boutique restaurant. What many of Neil's patrons don't know, however, is that he's also a budding detective, code-named "The Nose.' It all started when he used his knowledge of cooking and his incredible sense of smell to acquit his mother's client of murder. Now, however, some of the best chefs in town are turning up dead, the cops are stumped, and the crime scenes aren't helping. The only real clues are a mysterious smell and some equally mysterious notes -- in Italian! -- that have something to do with the great explorer Marco Polo. As more and more chefs fall prey to the killer, and more and more notes turn up, Neil finds himself working not only to solve the murders, but to eliminate himself as the prime suspect!

J SYL

Sylvester, Kevin

Neil Flambé and the Aztec Abduction

Fresh off his success in solving the Marco Polo murders, Neil Flambé heads to Mexico City to take part in the Azteca Cocina - a two-week battle of the chefs. But things start to go wrong at the very first battle. Neil's box of secret ingredients contains more than he bargained for. There's a note inside, telling him that Isabella has been kidnapped. He must lose in the final, or else she'll be killed. The kidnappers are obviously having fun - with every ransom note they send, they include a lock of Isabella's hair, not realizing how clever their captive really is! Knowing that Neil and his super-nose will be looking for her, Isabella does what she can to help, rubbing her hair in the smelliest thing she can find at each location. Neil can smell garbage, flowers, and animals, but this only helps him find out where Isabella has already been - not where's she heading next! In order to solve this mystery, Neil will need Larry's knowledge of Mexican history and Spanish, Sean Nakamura's portable forensic lab, and Angel Jicama's mentorship. He'll have to delve into Aztec history, symbolism, and even into the real ruins that are buried under the modern city. But will he figure it all out in time?

J WEE

Weeks, Sarah

Pie

When Alice's aunt Polly, The Pie Queen of Ipswitch, passes away, she takes with her the secret to her world-famous piecrust recipe. Or does she? In her will, Polly leaves the recipe to her extraordinarily fat, remarkably disagreeable cat, Lardo-- and then leaves Lardo in the care of Alice. Suddenly, the whole town is wondering how you leave a recipe to a cat. Everyone wants to be the next big pie-contest winner, and it's making them pie-crazy. It's up to Alice and her friend Charlie to put the pieces together and discover the not-so-secret recipe for happiness: Friendship. Family. And the pleasure of doing something for the right reason.

J WIN

Winkler, Henry

Holy Enchilada! (Hank Zipzer)

PS 87 is having multicultural week, and Ms. Adolf's class is putting on a "Foods from Around the World" luncheon. Hank is thrilled - no reading, no outlining, and no review questions, just cooking! Hank makes enchiladas, and at the luncheon, Ms. Adolf piles her plate with lots of food. But after a few bites, her face turns bright red - one of the dishes is super-spicy! Ms. Adolf accuses someone of playing a mean practical joke, and punishes the entire class with no recess until the guilty party comes forward. Hank realizes his trouble with numbers might have caused the problem - what if he accidentally used three cups of peppers instead of 1/3 cup? Will Hank be able to get recess back for everyone without getting detention for the rest of his life?

Last Updated: 5/5/2014

Books Into Movies

Location

Author

Title

Year

J ALE/FF DVD B

Alexander, Lloyd

The Black Cauldron

1964/1985

In the imaginary Land of Prydain, where "evil is never distant," it has become imperative that the Black Cauldron, chief implement of the diabolical Arawn, be destroyed. In this cauldron Arawn has created his terrible army of deathless warriors from the stolen bodies of the slain. For each of those chosen to journey to Arawn's domain, the quest has a special meaning, and to Taran, Assistant Pig-Keeper, the adventure becomes a glorious opportunity to wear his first sword and prove himself a man among men.

J ATW/FF DVD M

Atwater, Richard

Mr. Popper’s Penguins

1988/2011

The unexpected delivery of a large crate containing an Antarctic penguin changes the life and fortunes of Mr. Popper, a house painter obsessed by dreams of the Polar regions.

Tom Popper, a successful businessman who's clueless when it comes to the really important things in life, until he inherits six 'adorable' penguins, each with its own unique personality. Soon Tom's rambunctious roommates turn his swank New York apartment into a snowy winter wonderland, and the rest of his world upside-down.

J BAB/FF DVD T

Babbitt, Natalie

Tuck Everlasting

1975/2002

The Tuck family is confronted with an agonizing situation when they discover that a ten-year-old girl and a malicious stranger now share their secret about a spring whose water prevents one from ever growing any older.


EASY BAR/ FF DVD C

Barrett, Judi

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

1978/2010

The book is about a story that an elderly grandfather tells to his grandchildren about the town of Chewandswallow, where the weather comes three times a day, at breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and is always food and beverages. The rain is juice and soup, the snow is ice cream, and the wind brings hamburgers. Because of this phenomenon, there are no grocery stores. However, when floods and storms of giant food come, the population is forced to leave Chewandswallow on boats made of bread, and adapt to their new lives in the world where the sky doesn't bring food.

SERIES DEAR/C DVD D

Benton, Jim

Let’s Pretend This Never Happened/Dear Dumb Diary

2004/2013

Eleven-year old Jamie fills her diary with daydreams of her crush Hudson, and of banishing Angeline, the pretty, popular girl in school. Jamie hopes to win a contest at school, thinking she will impress Hudson and feel better about herself by beating Angeline. In the meantime, she somehow loses her diary.

J BES/C DVD A

Besson, Luc

Arthur and the Minimoys/Arthur and the Invisibles

2005/2007

In search of a stolen treasure and his missing grandfather, ten-year-old Arthur travels to the land of the Minimoys, a tribe of tiny people whom he must save from destruction.

J BRA/ FF DVD N

Brand, Christianna

Nurse Matilda/Nanny McPhee

1964/2005

They concern a hideously ugly nursemaid known as Nurse Matilda who has been highly recommended to Mr. and Mrs. Brown by several agencies. Nurse Matilda arrives at the household of the Brown family and becomes a nanny to the innumerable Brown children. The Brown children are "exceedingly naughty" and frighten off many governesses in a wonderfully mischievous way—until Nurse Matilda comes. She teaches the children to behave, and deals with the fearsome and persnickety Great Aunt Adelaide Stitch. In the end the children become good and decent, and Nurse Matilda leaves to attend another family of naughty children.


J CLE/ C DVD R

Cleary, Beverly

Beezus and Ramona/Ramona and Beezus

1955/2010

Big sister Beezus Quimby tries to be patient with her four-year-old little sister, Ramona, but it isn't easy, not when Ramona powders her nose with marshmallows and invites her nursery school class to a party without telling her family. Sometimes Beezus doesn't like Ramona, but the girls are sisters and that means they will always love each other—just not every single minute.

J COW/ FF DVD H

Cowell, Cressida

How to Train Your Dragon

2003/2010

Young Hiccup may be the son of Stoick the Vast, chief of the Hairy Hooligans, but he isn't exactly heroic Viking material. When he and the other boys of his tribe are sent on a mission to fetch dragons to train, Hiccup comes back with the scrawniest creature ever seen. Toothless, as Hiccup names him, is also rude, lazy, and greedy, but when the tribe is faced with horrible danger, Hiccup's unorthodox dragon-training techniques prove successful and he and his unique beast become true heroes.

J DAH/C DVD W

Dahl, Roald

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

1964/1971/2005

Poor young Charlie Bucket's life is changed forever when he finds one of five golden tickets allowing him a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to tour the mysterious chocolate factory of the even more enigmatic Willy Wonka.

J DAH/ FF DVD F

Dahl, Roald

Fantastic Mr. Fox

1970/2009

Fantastic Mr. Fox is on the run! The three meanest farmers around are out to get him. Fat Boggis, squat Bunce, and skinny Bean have joined forces, and they have Mr. Fox and his family surrounded. What they don’t know is that they’re not dealing with just any fox–Mr. Fox would never surrender. But only the most fantastic plan ever can save him now.

J DAH/C DVD M

Dahl, Roald

Matilda

1988/2005

Matilda applies her untapped mental powers to rid the school of the evil, child-hating headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, and restore her nice teacher, Miss Honey, to financial security.

J DEV/C DVD R

 

DeVillers, Julia

How My Private, Personal Journal Became a Bestseller/ Read It and Weep!

2004/2007

A young woman accidentally turns in a private story from her journal instead of an English assignment and becomes a best-selling author almost overnight.

J DIC/FF DVD W

DiCamillo, Kate

Because of Winn-Dixie

2000/2005

Ten-year-old India Opal Buloni describes her first summer in the town of Naomi, Florida, and all the good things that happen to her because of her big ugly dog Winn-Dixie.

NEWBERY 2004/C DVD T

DiCamillo, Kate

The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread

2004/2008

The adventures of Desperaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the princess that he loves, the servant girl who longs to be a princess, and a devious rat determined to bring them all to ruin.

J DIT/FF DVD S

DiTerlizzi, Tony and Holly Black

The Spiderwick Chronicles

2003/2008

When the Grace children go to stay at their Great Aunt Lucinda's worn Victorian house, they discover a field guide to fairies and other creatures and begin to have some unusual experiences.

J DOY/FF DVD S

Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan

Sherlock Holmes/The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

1887/2009

He's rude, arrogant, cold, unfriendly, and easily bored. But nobody minds, because Sherlock Holmes is a genius at solving mysteries.

J DUM/FF DVD T

Dumas, Alexandre

The Three Musketeers

1894/2012

The hot-headed young D'Artagnan joins forces with three veteran Musketeers to prevent the villainous Cardinal Richelieu from seizing the French throne and engulfing Europe in war.

J DUN/ FF DVD H

Duncan, Lois

Hotel for Dogs

1971/2009

When 16-year-old Andi and her younger brother, Bruce, find themselves in a foster home with a strict "no pets" policy, the siblings have to find a new home for their dog, Friday. The kids stumble into an abandoned hotel and begin transforming it into something truly magical: a home for their dog, as well as all the stray dogs in the neighborhood! But the hotel soon arouses the suspicions of the police who want to know--who let the dogs in?

J DUP/FF DVD C

DuPrau, Jeanne

The City of Ember

2003/2009

In the year 241, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions.

J FIT/FF DVD H

Fitzhugh, Louise

Harriet the Spy

1964/1999

Eleven-year-old Harriet keeps notes on her classmates and neighbors in a secret notebook, but when some of the students read the notebook, they seek revenge.

J GAI/FF DVD C

Gaiman, Neil

Coraline

2002/2009

When Coraline steps through a door to find another house strangely similar to her own (only better), things seem marvelous.

But there's another mother there, and another father, and they want her to stay and be their little girl. They want to change her and never let her go.

Coraline will have to fight with all her wits and courage if she is to save herself and return to her ordinary life.

J 741.594 HER/FF DVD A

Hérge

The Secret of the Unicorn/The Adventures of Tintin

1993/2011

Unquenchably curious young reporter Tintin and his fiercely loyal dog Snowy discover a model ship carrying an explosive secret. Drawn into a centuries-old mystery, Tintin find himself in the sightlines of Ivan Ivanovitch Sakharine, a diabolical villain who believes Tintin has stolen a priceless treasure tied to a dastardly pirate. With the help of Snowy, Captain Haddock, and bumbling detectives Thompson & Thompson, Tintin will travel half the world to find the final resting place of the Unicorn.


J HIA/FF DVD H

Hiaasen, Carl

Hoot

2003/2006

 

 

 

Roy Eberhardt has recently, and unhappily, arrived in Florida. Roy's family moves a lot so he's used to the new-kid drill - and to bullies like Dana Matherson. Anyway, it's because of Dana that Roy gets to see the mysterious running boy. Suddenly life in Florida is looking up.

J HOF/FF DVD A

Hoffman, Alice

Aquamarine

2001/2006

Two twelve year old girls are in love with a dilapidated beach club near their home. After a huge storm they check to see how the club held up and discover Aquamarine, a mermaid, in the pool of the club. Aquamarine falls in love with the cute, young boy who runs the food bar and begs the girls to help her set up a date with him. Aquamarine offers to grant them a wish in exchange for help in finding the man of her dreams.

J HUG/FF DVD I

Hughes, Ted

The Iron Giant

1968/1999

Hogarth Hughes just rescued an enormous robot that fell from the stars to Earth. Now young Hogarth has one very big friend and an even bigger problem: how do you keep a 50-foot-tall, steel-eating giant a secret?

J JON/ FF DVD H

Jones, Diana Wynne

Howl’s Moving Castle

1986/2006

Eldest of three sisters in a land where it is considered to be a misfortune, Sophie is resigned to her fate as a hat shop apprentice until a witch turns her into an old woman and she finds herself in the castle of the greatly feared wizard Howl.

J KEE/ FF DVD N

Keene, Carolyn

Nancy Drew

1959/2007

Nancy is an iconic girl detective with a passion for mystery and all things old. Small-town Nancy is about to experience a serious case of culture shock as she heads to Hollywood on an extended business trip with her father Carson Drew. Having promised her father that she has given up sleuthing in favor of becoming a "normal" teenager, Nancy tries her best to resist the lure of the age-old mystery of famous actress Dehlia Draycott's death. Living in Dehlia's old mansion full of clues proves too powerful a force for Nancy to resist. Feeling completely out of place with high school peers who prove self-absorbed and obsessed with fashion, Nancy makes an unlikely friend in 12-year-old Corky, the brother of one of the meanest girls at school. Hormones and hero worship land Corky right in the middle of Nancy's dangerous detective work and inspire some good old-fashioned jealousy when Nancy's close friend Ned visits from River Heights. Nancy's deductive skills are as sharp as ever, and her inspired detective work will have a profound impact on the lives of complete stranger Jane Brighton, her own father, and a host of others.

J KIN/FF DVD W

King-Smith, Dick

The Water Horse

2007/2008

In 1930, on the coast of Scotland, eight-year-old Kirstie finds a large egg which hatches into an unusual sea creature, and as he grows her family must decide what to do with him.

J KIN/ FF DVD D

Kinney, Jeff

Diary of a Wimpy Kid/ Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules/ Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days

2007/2010/2012

It’s a new school year, and Greg Heffley finds himself thrust into middle school, where undersized weaklings share the hallways with kids who are taller, meaner, and already shaving. The hazards of growing up before you’re ready are uniquely revealed through words and drawings as Greg records them in his diary.

SERIES GUARDIANS/ FF DVD L

Lasky, Kathryn

Guardians of Ga’Hoole/ Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole

2003/2010

Soren is born in the forest of Tyto, a tranquil kingdom where the Barn Owls dwell. But evil lurks in the owl world, evil that threatens to change Soren's life forever.
Soren is captured and taken to a dark and forbidding canyon where there is a mysterious school. It's called an orphanage, but Soren believes it's something far worse. He and his new friend, the clever and scrappy Gylfie, find out that the orphanage is actually a training camp. Soren and Gylfie know that the only way out is up. To escape, they will need to do something these fledglings have never done before -- fly. And so begins a magical journey. Along the way, Soren and Gylfie meet Twilight and Digger. The four owls band together to seek the truth, be reunited with their families, and protect the owl world from unimaginable danger.

J LEW/FF DVD C

 

Lewis, C.S. (Clive Staples)

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe/Prince Caspian/The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

1950/2005

Four English school children enter the magic land of Narnia through the back of a wardrobe and assist Aslan, the golden lion, in defeating the White Witch who has cursed the land with eternal winter.

J LIN/C DVD P

Lindgren, Astrid

Pippi Longstocking

1950/2011

Pippi Longstocking is nine years old. She has just moved into Villa Villekulla where she lives all by herself with a horse, a monkey, and a big suitcase full of gold coins. The grown-ups in the village try to make Pippi behave in ways that they think a little girl should, but Pippi has other ideas. She would much rather spend her days arranging wild, exciting adventures to enjoy with her neighbours, Tommy and Annika, or entertaining everyone she meets with her outrageous stories. Pippi thinks nothing of wrestling a circus strongman, dancing a polka with burglars, or tugging a bull's tail.

J LOF/FF DVD D

Lofting, Hugh

Dr. Dolittle/The Story of Dr. Dolittle

1922/1967/2001

The adventures of a kind-hearted doctor, who is fond of animals and understands their language, as he travels to Africa with some of his favorite pets to cure the monkeys of a terrible sickness.

J MON/C DVD A

Montgomery, L.M.

Anne of Green Gables

1935/1985

An elderly bachelor and his spinster sister adopt an orphan and are mistakenly sent a girl instead of a boy. The orphan, Anne, remains with the couple, moves from one mishap to another, succeeds academically, and finds love.

J OBR/C DVD S

O’Brien, Robert

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh/ The Secret of Nimh

1971/2007

Meet some runaway rodents with an earth-shattering secret. In order to save her family, Mrs. Frisby enlists the help of a crow, mouse, and an owl, but when they discover the secret of NIMH, it could change their lives forever.

J OHA/C DVD F

O’Hara, Mary

My Friend Flicka/Flicka

1988/2006

Through his intense devotion to the colt Flicka, a young boy, living on a Wyoming ranch, begins to learn about responsibility and gain a better understanding of his brusque father.

J ORR/FF DVD N

Orr, Wendy

Nim’s Island

2002/2008

Nim loves her island home and the animals she shares it with even while her scientist father is away doing research, but trouble is on the way and a new e-mail friend could be the only one who can help.

NEWBERY 1978/FF DVD B

Paterson, Katherine

Bridge to Terabithia

1977/2007

Jesse Aarons is in the 5th grade and has trained all summer to become the fastest runner in school. He becomes upset when new classmate Leslie Burke outruns him and everyone else. Despite this and some other striking differences, the two become fast friends. Together, they create Terabithia where they rule as king and queen and is a land filled with monsters, trolls, ogres, and giants. This friendship helps Jesse cope with a tragedy that makes him realize what Leslie taught him.

J RAS/C DVD G

Raskin, Ellen

The Westing Game/Get a Clue

1978/1997

The mysterious death of an eccentric millionaire brings together an unlikely assortment of heirs who must uncover the circumstances of his death before they can claim their inheritance.

J RIO/FF DVD P

Riordan, Rick

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

2005/2010

Odd things keep on happening to Percy Jackson: he gets kicked out of school every year, and his math teacher just turned into a flying monster and tried to kill him! At last he finds out why - he's a son of the Greek god of water, Poseidon. And now he has to go on a quest to the Underworld and challenge Hades, god of death.

 

J RIO/FF DVD P

Riordan, Rick

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters

2006/2013

Demi-god Percy Jackson and his friends must journey into the Sea of Monsters to save their camp. But first Percy will discover a secret that makes him wonder whether being claimed as Poseidon's son is an honor or a cruel joke.

J ROC/FF DVD H

Rockwell, Thomas

How to Eat Fried Worms

1973/2006

Because of a bet, Billy is in the uncomfortable position of having to eat fifteen worms in fifteen days. The worms are supplied by his opponent, whose motto is "The bigger and juicier, the better!" At first Billy's problem is whether or not he can swallow the worm placed before him, even with a choice of condiments from peanut butter to horseradish. But later it looks as if Billy will win, and the challenge becomes getting to the worm to eat it.

J ROD/FF DVD F

Rodgers, Mary

Freaky Friday

1972/2003

Annabel thinks her mom has the best life. If she were a grown-up, she could do whatever she wanted! Then one morning she wakes up to find she's turned into her mother . . . and she soon discovers it's not as easy as it looks!


NEWBERY 1999/FF DVD H

Sachar, Louis

Holes

1999/2003

 

Stanley Yelnats’ family has a history of bad luck going back generations, so he is not too surprised when a miscarriage of justice sends him to Camp Green Lake Juvenile Detention Centre. Nor is he very surprised when he is told that his daily labour at the camp is to dig a hole, five foot wide by five foot deep, and report anything that he finds in that hole. The warden claims that it is character building, but this is a lie and Stanley must dig up the truth.

J SEL/FF DVD H

Selznick, Brian

The Invention of Hugo Cabret/HUGO

2007/2012

When twelve-year-old Hugo, an orphan living and repairing clocks within the walls of a Paris train station in 1931, meets a mysterious toyseller and his goddaughter, his undercover life and his biggest secret are jeopardized.

EASY SEN/FF DVD W

Sendak, Maurice

Where the Wild Things Are

1963/2009

When Max puts on his wolf suit and makes mischief, his mother calls him 'Wild Thing' and sends him to bed without any supper. But Max is not scared. Instead, Max tames the wild things and is made their king.

READER 4 E S/C DVD H

Simon, Francesca

Horrid Henry

2009/2013

Horrid Henry causes his brother Perfect Peter all sorts of problems when he behaves properly for a change, upstages Peter at a dance recital, plays pirates, and goes on a camping trip.

J SNI/FF DVD S

Snicket, Lemony

A Series of Unfortunate Events

1999/2005

Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are taken in by a series of oddball relatives and others after their wealthy parents are killed in a fire. The first to take them in is the dastardly and cunning Count Olaf, who is only interested in their inheritance.

EASY STI/FF DVD S

Stieg, William

Shrek!

1990/2001

Argh, it's Shrek, spitting flame and venting smoke, even uglier than his parents, who kick him goodbye and send him off in the world. He's off on a linear journey to find his true love, foretold by a witch after she recovers from the sight of him. In a maniacal version of the hero's quest, he finds helpers and perils along the way: a dragon, a dream, a donkey, and more.

J STR/FF DVD B

Streatfield, Noel

Ballet Shoes

1937/2008

Relates the fortunes of three adopted sisters who take dancing and stage training, one to become an actress, the second a ballerina, and the third an aviatrix.


J SWI/ FF DVD G

Swift, Jonathan

Gulliver’s Travels

1726/2010

This masterpiece tells the incredible tale of Lemuel Gulliver, an English ship's surgeon. He is shipwrecked upon the shores of Lilliput, where the residents are only six inches high, then journeys takes him to the land of Brobdingnag, populated by giants, a floating island in the sky, and a land where horses have intelligence and man lives as a beast.

J TRA/C DVD M

Travers, P.L.

Mary Poppins

1934/1964

An extraordinary English nanny blows in on the East Wind with her parrot-headed umbrella and magic carpet bag and introduces her charges, Jane and Michael, to some delightful people and experiences.

EASY VAN/FF DVD J

Van Allsburg, Chris

Jumanji

1981/1995

When Judy and Peter find a board game in the park, they take it home, hoping to alleviate their boredom. One live lion, an erupting volcano, and a dozen destructive monkeys later, the children are no longer bored. Their jungle adventure game has come to life!

EASY VAN/HOLIDAY VAN/C DVD P

Van Allsburg, Chris

The Polar Express

1985/2004

Late on Christmas Eve, after the town has gone to sleep, a boy boards a mysterious train that waits for him: the Polar Express bound for the North Pole. When he arrives there, Santa offers him any gift he desires. The boy modestly asks for one bell from the reindeer's harness. It turns out to be a very special gift, for only believers in Santa can hear it ring.

EASY VAN/FF DVD Z

Van Allsburg, Chris

Zathura: A Space Adventure

2002/2005

On the last page of the Caldecott-winning book Jumanji, young Danny Budwing is seen running after his brother, Walter, with a game tucked under his arm. Now after twenty years, Chris Van Allsburg is ready to reveal what happens when Danny and Walter roll the dice. This time the name of the game is Zathura and the battling Budwing boys are in for the ride of their lives.

J WHI/C DVD C

White, E.B.

Charlotte’s Web

1952/1973/2006

 

An affectionate, sometimes bashful pig named Wilbur befriends a spider named Charlotte, who lives in the rafters above his pen. A prancing, playful bloke, Wilbur is devastated when he learns of the destiny that befalls all those of porcine persuasion. Determined to save her friend, Charlotte spins a web that reads "Some Pig," convincing the farmer and surrounding community that Wilbur is no ordinary animal and should be saved.

         

Guided Reading Levels

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Level A

Title

Author

Call Number

Do you want to be my friend?

Carle, Eric

EASY CAR

Count and see

Hoban, Tana

EASY HOB

Growing colors

McMillan, Bruce

EASY MCM

Have you seen my duckling?

Tafuri, Nancy

EASY TAF

Jan has a doll

Earl, Janice

READER1 E E

It looks like a dog

Kalman, Bobbie

READER1 E K

I eat a rainbow

Kalman, Bobbie

READER1 E K

 

Level B

Title

Author

Call Number

Have you seen my cat?

Carle, Eric

EASY CAR

Wake up, big barn!

Chitwood, Suzanne

EASY CHI

Ollie

Dunrea, Olivier

EASY DU

Growing vegetable soup

Ehlert, Lois

EASY EHL

On Market Street

Lobel, Arnold and Anita

EASY LOB

Let's go visiting

Williams, Sue

EASY WIL

Silly Sally

Franco, Betsy

READER1 E F

I am mad!

Hood, Susan

READER1 E H

The new kid

Hood, Susan

READER1 E H

Field day

Jones, Melanie Davis

READER1 E J

I can ski!

Jones, Melanie Davis

READER1 E J

It’s my birthday

Kalman, Bobbie

READER1 E K

My funny cat

Kalman, Bobbie

READER1 E K

A lunch with punch

Kittinger, Jo S

READER1 E K

My camp-out

Leonard, Marcia

READER1 E L

My pal Al

Leonard, Marcia

READER1 E L

The tin can man

Leonard, Marcia

READER1 E L

Game day

Meister, Cari

READER1 E M

Rick is sick

McPhail, David

READER1 E M

Going to the beach (Rookie Reader)

Kittinger, Jo S.

READER1 E R

I can help

Wilhelm, Hans

READER1 E W


Level C

Title

Author

Call Number

Gossie

Dunrea, Olivier

EASY DUN

We have a baby

Falwell, Cathryn

EASY FAL

Caribbean dream

Isadora, Rachel

EASY ISA

Panda bear, panda bear, what do you see?

Martin, Bill

EASY MAR

Yo! Yes?

Raschka, Christopher

EASY RAS

Grandfathers

Schaefer, Lola M.

EASY SCH

Grandmothers

Schaefer, Lola M.

EASY SCH

I love school!

Sturges, Philemon

EASY STU

I went walking

William, Sue

EASY WIL

The Berenstain Bears big bear, small bear

Berenstain, Stan

READER1 E B

Being me

Broski, Julie

READER1 E B

Bathtime for Biscuit

Capucilli, Alyssa Satin

READER1 E C

Biscuit visits the big city

Capucilli, Alyssa Satin

READER1 E C

Fall leaves

Curry, Don L.

READER1 E C

Pancakes, crackers, and pizza

Eberts, Marjorie

READER1 E E

All kinds of kids

Gardeski, Christina Mia

READER1 E G

Old Mo

Hsu, Stacey W.

READER1 E H

Balls

Jones, Melanie Davis

READER1 E J

Big machines

Jones, Melanie Davis

READER1 E J

Baby animal names

Kalman, Bobbie

READER1 E K

Which season is it?

Kalman, Bobbie

READER1 E K

Moving day

Kittinger, Jo S.

READER1 E K

Bugs!

McKissack, Pat

READER1 E M

Brown bear, brown bear, what do you see?

Martin, Bill

READER1 E M

Tiny goes to the library

Meister, Cari

READER1 E M

Germs

Oetting, Judy

READER1 E O

Joshua James likes trucks

Petrie, Catherine

READER1 E P

I can do it all

Pearson, Mary

READER1 E P


Level D

Title

Author

Call Number

Bear in a square

Blackstone, Stella

EASY BLA

From head to toe

Carle, Eric

EASY CAR

My family is forever

Carlson, Nancy L.

EASY CAR

Click clack, quackity-quack

Cronin, Doreen

EASY CRO

Feathers for lunch

Ehlert, Lois

EASY EHL

Alphabet under construction

Fleming, Denise

EASY FLE

Lunch

Fleming, Denise

EASY FLE

Flora’s blanket

Gliori, Debi

EASY GLI

Sit, Truman

Harper, Dan

EASY HAR

Snow day

Lakin, Pat

EASY LAK

A is for salad

Lester, Mike

EASY LES

Straight to the pole

O’Malley, Kevin

EASY OMA

Good night, Gorilla

Rathmann, Peggy

EASY RAT

Aunts

Schaefer, Lola

EASY SCH

Cousins

Schaefer, Lola

EASY SCH

Uncles

Schaefer, Lola

EASY SCH

Tomorrow’s alphabet

Shannon, George

EASY SHA

Fire Truck

Sis, Peter

EASY SIS

Dear Daisy, get well soon

Smith, Maggie

EASY SMI

Merry Christmas, Big Hungry Bear

Wood, Don

HOLIDAY WOO

Berenstain Bears ride the Thunderbolt

Berenstain, Stan

READER1 E B

Bears on wheels

Berenstain, Stan

READER1 E B

Good night, little kitten

Christensen, Nancy

READER1 E C

Cloudy day/sunny day

Crews, Donald

READER1 E C

Too many dogs

Haskins, Lori

READER1 E H

I need you, dear dragon

Hillert, Margaret

READER1 E H

Six silly foxes

Moran, Alex

READER1 E M

Big brown bear

McPhail, David

READER1 E M

Too many balloons

Matthias, Catherine

READER1 E M

Tiny the snow dog

Meister, Cari

READER1 E M

Snow Joe (Rookie Reader)

Greene, Carol

READER1 E R

Work and play (Rookie Reader)

Kleinhenz, Sydnie

READER1 E R

Axel the truck: beach race

Riley, J.D.

READER1 E R

Sleepy dog

Ziefert, Harriet

READER1 E Z

 

Level E

Title

Author

Call Number

Today is Monday

Carle, Eric

EASY CAR

On my way to buy eggs

Chen, Zhiyuan

EASY CHE

Five little monkeys jumping on the bed

Christelow, Eileen

EASY CHR

Who Hops?

Davis, Katie

EASY DAV

Warthogs in the kitchen: a sloppy counting book

Edwards, Pamela D.

EASY EDW

Monkey Mo goes to sea

Goode, Diane

EASY GOO

Maybe a bear ate it

Harris, Robie

EASY HAR

That toad is mine

Hazen, Barbara Shook

EASY HAZ

Kipper's A to Z

Inkpen, Mick

EASY INK

All by myself

Mayer, Mercer

EASY MAY

What Mommies do best/What Daddies do best

Numeroff, Laura

EASY NUM

Mrs. Chicken and the hungry crocodile

Paye, Won-Ldy

EASY PAY

Minerva Louise

Stoeke, Janet Morgan

EASY STO

Gardening tools

Snyder, Inez

J 635.91 SNY

Abraham Lincoln

Walker, Pam

J 920 LIN

Sunshine, moonshine

Armstrong, Jennifer

READER1 E A

Inside, outside, upside down

Berenstain, Stan

READER1 E B

Road race

Crow, Melinda

READER1 E C

Mud mess

Crow, Melinda

READER1 E C

Truck buddies

Crow, Melinda

READER1 E C

Snow trouble

Crow, Melinda

READER1 E C

Go, dog, go!

Eastman, P. D.

READER1 E E

Animal babies

Hamsa, Bobbie

READER1 E H

A buzz is part of a bee

Lunn, Carolyn

READER1 E L

When Tiny was tiny

Meister, Cari

READER1 E M

The Ear book

Perkins, Al

READER1 E P

Rosa Loves to Read (Rookie Reader)

Shore, Diane Z.

READER1 E R

The eye book

Dr. Seuss

READER1 E S

The foot book

Dr. Seuss

READER1 E S

Carrots

Snyder, Inez

READER1 E S

Tadpoles nursery rhymes (series)

Various

READER1 E T

Tadpoles fairytale jumbles (series)

Various

READER1 E T

Games read-and-seek

Wick, Walter

READER1 E W

Nature read-and-Seek

Wick, Walter

READER1 E W



Level F

Title

Author

Call Number

Just like daddy

Asch, Frank

EASY ASC

A splendid friend, indeed

Bloom, Suzanne

EASY BLO

Does a kangaroo Have a mother, too?

Carle, Eric

EASY CAR

Ella Sarah gets dressed

Chodos-Irvine, Margaret

EASY CHO

Five little monkeys sitting in a tree

Christelow, Eileen

EASY CHR

Hooray for fish

Cousins, Lucy

EASY COU

Ted in a red bed

Cox, Phil Roxbee

EASY COX

Big pig on a dig

Cox, Phil Roxbee

EASY COX

Fat cat on a mat

Cox, Phil Roxbee

EASY COX

Sam Sheep can't sleep

Cox, Phil Roxbee

EASY COX

Firefighters A to Z

Demarest, Chris L.

EASY DEM

Rap a tap tap: here's Bojangles-think of that

Dillon, Leo

EASY DIL

Planting a rainbow

Ehlert, Lois

EASY EHL

Mama Cat Has three kittens

Fleming, Denise

EASY FLE

In the small, small pond

Fleming, Denise

EASY FLE

In the tall, tall grass

Fleming, Denise

EASY FLE

A pig is big

Florian, Douglas

EASY FLO

I love you, Mouse

Graham, John

EASY GRA

Dad's dinosaur day

Hearn, Diane Dawson

EASY HEA

Do like a duck does

Hindley, Judy

EASY HIN

The seals on the bus

Hort, Lenny

EASY HOR

Rosie's walk

Hutchins, Pat

EASY HUT

A cool drink of water

Kerley, Barbara

EASY KER

My monster Mama loves me so

Leuck, Laura

EASY LEU

Hush little baby

Long, Sylvia

EASY LON

Fire, fire! said Mrs. McGuire

Martin, Bill

EASY MAR

The new baby

Mayer, Mercer

EASY MAY

The teddy bear

McPhail, David

EASY MCP

Down by the bay

Raffi

EASY RAF

Five little ducks

Raffi

EASY RAF

Red rubber boot day

Ray, Mary Lyn

EASY RAY

Oliver finds his way

Root, Phyllis

EASY ROO

Great big guinea pigs

Roth, Susan L.

EASY ROT

David gets in trouble

Shannon, David

EASY SHA

David goes to school

Shannon, David

EASY SHA

I know it’s Autumn

Spinelli, Eileen

EASY SPI

Mouse count

Walsh, Ellen Stoll

EASY WAL

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Walker, Pam

J920 KIN

Clifford and the Halloween Parade

Bridwell, Norman

READER1 E B

Biscuit finds a friend

Capucilli, Alyssa Satin

READER1 E C

Lots of hearts

Cocca-Leffler

READER1 E C

Get that pest

Douglas, Erin

READER1 E D

Pizza for Sam

Labatt, Mary

READER1 E L

In a People House

LeSieg, Theo

READER1 E L

Tiny's Bath

Meister, Cari

READER1 E M

Soccer Game

Maccarone, Grace

READER1 E M

Tiger is a scaredy Cat

Phillips, Joan

READER1 E P

Starfish: Stars of the Sea

Roop, Connie

READER1 E R

Loose Tooth

Schaefer, Lola

READER1 E S

Splish, splash

Weeks, Sarah

READER1 E W

Go to sleep, dear dragon

Hillert, Margaret

READER2 E H

Happy birthday, dear dragon!

Hillert, Margaret

READER2 E H

Help for dear dragon

Hillert, Margaret

READER2 E H

We Eat Dinner in the Bathtub

Medearis, Angela Shelf

READER2 E M

Pete at the beach

Dean, James

READER2 E P


 

Level G

Title

Author

Call Number

Naughty little monkeys

Aylesworth, Jim

EASY AYL

How many kisses do you want tonight?

Bajaj, Varsha

EASY BAJ

April foolishness

Bateman, Teresa

EASY BAT

The Snowman storybook

Briggs, Raymond

EASY BRI

Happy birthday, Biscuit!

Capucilli, Alyssa Satin

EASY CAP

Draw me a star

Carle, Eric

EASY CAR

Five little monkeys sitting in a tree

Christelow, Eileen

EASY CHR

Freight Train

Crews, Donald

EASY CRE

Harbor

Crews, Donald

EASY CRE

Below

Crews, Nina

EASY CRE

Brand-new pencils, brand-new books

De Groat, Diane

EASY DEG

Go away, big green monster!

Emberley, Ed

EASY EMB

Ruby in her own time

Emmett, Jonathan

EASY EMM

I’m not Bobby!

Feiffer, Jules

EASY FEI

Barnyard banter

Fleming, Denise

EASY FLE

Zoo-looking

Fox, Mem

EASY FOX

Harriet, you’ll drive me wild

Fox, Mem

EASY FOX

Kitten’s first full moon

Henkes, Kevin

EASY HEN

“It’s simple,” said Simon

Hoberman, Mary Ann

EASY HOB

Ten red apples

Hutchins, Pat

EASY HUT

The carrot seed

Krauss, Ruth

EASY KRA

Just for you

Mayer, Mercer

EASY MAY

Just Grandpa and me

Mayer, Mercer

EASY MAY

Hondo and Fabian

McCarty, Peter

EASY MCC

The puddle

McPhail, David

EASY MCP

If you give a pig a pancake

Numeroff, Laura Joffe

EASY NUM

If you give a pig a party

Numeroff, Laura Joffe

EASY NUM

A day in the life of Murphy

Provensend, Alice

EASY PRO

Chicks and salsa

Reynolds, Aaron

EASY REY

Fire engines

Rockwell, Anne

EASY ROC

One was Johnny: a counting book

Sendak, Maurice

EASY SEN

No, David!

Shannon, David

EASY SHA

Sheep in a jeep

Shaw, Nancy E.

EASY SHA

Sheep in a shop

Shaw, Nancy E.

EASY SHA

Sheep out to eat

Shaw, Nancy E.

EASY SHA

Sheep take a hike

Shaw, Nancy E.

EASY SHA

The fairytale cake

Sperring, Mark

EASY SPE

A hat for Minerva Louise

Stoeke, Janet Morgan

EASY STO

Catch me, catch me: a Thomas the tank engine story

Bell, Owain

EASY THO

Ginger

Voake, Charlotte

EASY VOA

Fast food! Gulp! Gulp!

Waber, Bernard

EASY WAB

The day I had to play with my sister

Bonsall, Crosby

READER1 E B

Biscuit and the baby

Capucilli, Alyssa Satin

READER1 E C

Biscuit goes to school

Capucilli, Alyssa Satin

READER1 E C

Biscuit wins a prize

Capucilli, Alyssa Satin

READER1 E C

Biscuit’s new trick

Capucilli, Alyssa Satin

READER1 E C

Snug bug

Dubowski, Cathy East

READER1 E D

Lunch box surprise (First grade friends series)

Maccarone, Grace

READER1 E M

I spy a butterfly

Marzollo, Jean

READER1 E M

Math Around Us series:

Measuring in the Garden Patterns at the Museum
Sorting at the Market

Steffora, Tracey

READER1 E S

Happy birthday, Thomas

Awdry, W.

READER1 E T

Thomas and the school trip

Bell, Owain

READER1 E T

Harry takes a bath

Ziefert, Harriet

READER1 E Z

Jason’s bus ride

Ziefert, Harriet

READER1 E Z

Nicky upstairs and down

Ziefert, Harriet

READER1 E Z

Pet Club Stories:

Best trick
Find the cat!
Noisy night


Pet costume party
Pet wash

Pets at the party

Hooks, Gwendolyn

READER2 E H

Polar bear, polar bear, what do you hear?

Martin, Bill

READER2 E M

The great race

McPhail, David

READER2 E M

Marvin K. Mooney, will you please go now!

Dr. Seuss

READER2 E S


Level H

Title

Author

Call Number

We are best friends

Aliki

EASY ALI

Green Wilma

Arnold, Tedd

EASY ARN

Ten, nine, eight

Bang, Molly

EASY BAN

I love the rain!

Bridges, Margaret Park

EASY BRI

Goodnight moon

Brown, Margaret Wise

EASY BRO

Snowmen at night

Buehner, Caralyn

EASY BUE

Jesse Bear, what will you wear?

Carlstrom, Nancy White

EASY CAR

Loudmouth George and the sixth-grade bully

Carlson, Nancy L.

EASY CAR

Magic thinks big

Cooper, Elisha

EASY COO

The enormous potato

Davis, Aubrey

EASY DAV

Top cat

Ehlert, Lois

EASY EHL

Waiting for wings

Ehlert, Lois

EASY EHL

Eating the alphabet: fruits and vegetables from A to Z

Ehlert, Lois

EASY EHL

David’s drawings

Falwell, Cathryn

EASY FAL

Turtle splash! : countdown at the pond

Falwell, Cathryn

EASY FAL

Time to sleep

Fleming, Denise

EASY FLE

Whoever you are

Fox, Mem

EASY FOX

Hushabye Lily

Freedman, Claire

EASY FRE

Winners never quit

Hamm, Mia

EASY HAM

100 days of school

Harris, Trudy

EASY HAR

Cat up a tree

Hassett, John

EASY HAS

Bailey goes camping

Henkes, Kevin

EASY HEN

Wemberly worried

Henkes, Kevin

EASY HEN

My crayons talk

Hubbard, Patricia

EASY HUB

Little one step

James, Simon

EASY JAM

Mama, do you love me?

Joose, Barbara

EASY JOO

George shrinks

Joyce, William

EASY JOY

Grandma’s cat

Ketteman, Helen

EASY KET

Little Mouse, Biddle mouse

Kirk, David

EASY KIR

The visit

Lindbergh, Reeve

EASY LIN

Just me and my babysitter

Mayer, Mercer

EASY MAY

Just my friend and me

Mayer, Mercer

EASY MAY

Papa's song

McMullan, Kate

EASY MCM

Cows can’t fly

Milgrim, David

EASY MIL

50 below zero

Munsch, Robert

EASY MUN

What grandmas do best/what grandpas do best

Numeroff, Laura

EASY NUM

Bob

Pearson, Tracey C.

EASY PEA

Eli’s night light

Rosenberg, Liz

EASY ROS

Bunny bungalow

Rylant, Cynthia

EASY RYL

My many colored days

Dr. Seuss

EASY SEU

Duck on a bike

Shannon, David

EASY SHA

Good boy, Fergus!

Shannon, David

EASY SHA

Come along, Daisy

Simmons, Jane

EASY SIM

Pete’s a pizza

Steig, William

EASY STE

Little Quack

Thompson, Lauren

EASY THO

A tree is nice

Udry, Janice May

EASY UDR

If I were a lion

Weeks, Sarah

EASY WEE

Oh my gosh, Mrs. McNosh

Weeks, Sarah

EASY WEE

Felix feels better

Wells, Rosemary

EASY WEL

McDuff comes home

Wells, Rosemary

EASY WEL

Hey, pancakes!

Weston, Tommy

EASY WES

The lady with the alligator purse

Westcott, Nadine B.

EASY WES

“More more more” said the baby

Williams, Vera

EASY WIL

Bear snores on

Wilson, Karma

EASY WIL

Bear wants more

Wilson, Karma

EASY WIL

What … can’t do series (Dads, Moms, Teachers)

Wood, Douglas

EASY WOO

Baby Bear’s chairs

Yolen, Jane

EASY YOL

My friend John

Zolotow, Charlotte

EASY ZOL

The hating book

Zolotow, Charlotte

EAZY ZOL

The Berenstain bears and the spooky old tree

Berenstain, Stan

READER1 E B

Old hat, new hat

Berenstain, Stan

READER1 E B

Biscuit’s big friend

Capucilli, Alyssa Satin

READER1 E C

Danny and the dinosaur go to camp

Hoff, Syd

READER1 E H

Sammy the seal

Hoff, Syd

READER1 E H

Citizenship series:
Being honest

Following rules
Making friends

Mayer, Cassie

READER1 E M

Mr. Brown can moo! Can you?

Dr. Seuss

READER1 E S

Hi, Fly Guy

Arnold, Tedd

READER2 E A

The Berenstain bears on the moon

Berenstain, Stan

READER2 E B

Brave Norman, a true story

Clements, Andrew

READER2 E C

The 100th day of school

Medearis, Angela Shelf

READER2 E M

Fox in socks

Dr. Seuss

READER2 E S

There’s a wocket in my pocket

Dr. Seuss

READER2 E S

Three little pigs

Zeifert, Harriet

READER2 E Z

       

 

Level I

Title

Author

Call Number

Where's my Teddy

Alborough, Jez

EASY ALB

Parts

Arnold, Tedd

EASY ARN

The Berenstain Bears and the ghost of the forest

Berenstain, Stan

EASY BER

Spike in the city

Bogan, Paulette

EASY BOG

My goose Betsy

Braun, Trudi

EASY BRA

D.W. all wet

Brown, Marc

EASY BRO

D.W. go to tour room

Brown, Marc

EASY BRO

D.W. rides again

Brown, Marc

EASY BRO

The runaway bunny

Brown, Margaret Wise

EASY BRO

Little Cloud

Carle, Eric

EASY CAR

My apron

Carle, Eric

EASY CAR

The very busy spider

Carle, Eric

EASY CAR

Five little monkeys wash the car

Christelow, Eileen

EASY CHR

Jack's garden

Cole, Henry

EASY COL

Sail away

Crews, Donald

EASY CRE

When I was little : a four-year-old's memoir of her youth

Curtis, Jamie Lee

EASY CUR

Charlie needs a cloak

DePaola, Tomie

EASY DEP

Trouble in the Barker's class

DePaola, Tomie

EASY DEP

Dot the fire dog

Desimini, Lisa

EASY DES

Fish eyes: a book you can count on

Ehlert, Lois

EASY EHL

Play with me

Ets, Marie Hall

EASY ETS

Hattie and the fox

Fox, Mem

EASY FOX

It's pumpkin time

Hall, Zoe

EASY HAL

Good-bye, Curtis

Henkes, Kevin

EASY HEN

Happy birthday, Sam

Hutchins, Pat

EASY HUT

My best friend

Hutchins, Pat

EASY HUT