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The School is Alive!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #1) Cover Image
By Jack Chabert, Sam Ricks (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780545623926
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - June 24th, 2014

Eerie Elementary is one scary school!

This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina.

The Infamous Ratsos Cover Image
By Kara LaReau, Matt Myers (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763698751
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Published: Candlewick - September 12th, 2017

A 2017 Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book

Louie and Ralphie Ratso are no softies! Readers are sure to chuckle as the determined Ratso brothers’ plans to act tough go hilariously awry.

Sadiq and the Desert Star Cover Image
By Siman Nuurali, Anjan Sarkar (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781515845652
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Published: Picture Window Books - August 1st, 2019

When Sadiq's father leaves on a business trip, he worries he'll miss his baba too much. But Baba has a story for Sadiq: the story of the Desert Star. Learning about Baba's passion for the stars sparks Sadiq's interest in outer space. But can Sadiq find others who are willing to help him start the space club of his dreams?

A Boy Called Bat (The Bat Series #1) Cover Image
By Elana K. Arnold, Charles Santoso (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062445834
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Published: Walden Pond Press - March 13th, 2018

The first book in a funny, heartfelt, and irresistible young middle grade series starring an unforgettable young boy on the autism spectrum.

The Bad Guys (The Bad Guys #1) Cover Image
By Aaron Blabey, Aaron Blabey (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780545912402
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Published: Scholastic Press - December 27th, 2016


"I wish I'd had these books as a kid. Hilarious!" -- Dav Pilkey, creator of Captain Underpants and Dog ManThis New York Times bestselling illustrated series is perfect for fans of Dog Man and Captain Underpants.They sound like bad guys, they look like bad guys . . . and they even smell like bad guys. But Mr. Wolf, Mr. Piranha, Mr. Snake, and Mr.

The Missing Baseball (Zach and Zoe Mysteries, The #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780425289372
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - May 1st, 2018

Perfect for fans of Cam Jansen, #1 New York Times bestseller Mike Lupica begins an exciting new chapter-book series, featuring his trademark sports action and heart, and a lovable twin brother-sister duo who solve sports-related mysteries.

Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid Cover Image
By Megan McDonald, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763664268
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Published: Candlewick - February 12th, 2013

By popular demand — Judy Moody's brother, Stink, gets his chance to star!

Shrink, shrank, shrunk!

The Chicken Squad: The First Misadventure Cover Image
By Doreen Cronin, Kevin Cornell (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781442496774
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - September 29th, 2015

Now an animated series on Disney Junior!

They might be chicks, but they sure aren’t chicken, and they’re on a mission. And on this, their first (mis)adventure “in this delightful spinoff of the J.J.