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Paws for a Cause: A Branches Book (Diary of a Pug #3) Cover Image
By Kyla May, Kyla May (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9781338530094
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - July 7th, 2020

The third book in a sweet and funny Branches series about a pug and his human, told from the pug's POV!

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This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches, 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. Branches books help readers grow!

When the local animal shelter can't afford new toys, it's up to Bub and his human, Bella, to save the day. But how could they possibly raise the money? A pet wash, of course! Fun and high jinks abound as Bella and Bub learn that running a pet wash is harder and wetter than it looks.

With full-color artwork throughout, this funny and charming diary-format early chapter book is perfect for anyone who believes a furry pal is the best kind of friend.


Hydrant-Hydra: A Branches Book (The Binder of Doom #4) Cover Image
By Troy Cummings, Troy Cummings (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9781338314762
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - July 7th, 2020

The Super Secret Monster Patrol battles the Hydrant-Hydra, a clean-freak water monster!

Pick a book. Grow a Reader!

This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches, 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. Branches books help readers grow!

Sound the alarm -- things are heating up in Stermont! The Super Secret Monster Patrol arms themselves with water balloons to take on their hottest monster yet. But when puddles appear in the streets and the town starts to flood, Alexander and his friends realize there's a different monster splashing about! Get ready for an epic water battle in this fully illustrated, action-packed adventure from New York Times bestselling author-illustrator Troy Cummings!


Late Lunch with Llamas (Magic Tree House (R) #34) Cover Image
By Mary Pope Osborne, AG Ford (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9780525648406
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - July 7th, 2020

The #1 bestselling Magic Tree House series is ready to whisk you away through time with Jack and Annie--this time to South America!

When the magic tree house whisks Jack and Annie to a mountainside, they are surprised to find farmers nearby. Then they learn that the farmer's baby llama has been stolen, and Jack and Annie vow to bring the little animal back to its owners. But the journey is treacherous--they must climb to the peak of Machu Picchu and climb back down in order to complete this mission. Jack and Annie have been on many dangerous travels, but can they survive this one?

Track the facts with Jack and Annie in the nonfiction companion to this book: Llamas and the Andes.

Did you know that there's a Magic Tree House book for every kid?
Magic Tree House: Perfect for readers who are just beginning chapter books
Merlin Missions: More challenging adventures for the experienced reader
Fact Trackers: Nonfiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House adventures

If you're looking for Merlin Mission #34: Season of the Sandstorms, it was renumbered as part of the rebrand in 2017 as Merlin Mission #6.


Shadow in the Woods and Other Scary Stories: An Acorn Book (Mister Shivers #2) Cover Image
By Max Brallier, Letizia Rubegni (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9781338615418
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - July 7th, 2020


Dive into these spooky stories from New York Times bestselling author Max Brallier, perfect for beginning readers!

Pick a book. Grow a Reader!

This series is part of Scholastic's early reader line, Acorn, aimed at children who are learning to read. With easy-to-read text, a short-story format, and full-color artwork on every spread, these books will boost reading confidence and fluency. Acorn books plant a love of reading and help readers grow!

What is making that strange sound in the woods? Who wrote that dark message on the wall? These five spine-chilling stories will have beginning readers everywhere begging to stay up late to read (with the light on!). With authentically scary, easy-to-read text and creepy, full-color artwork throughout, this book is perfect for young children who crave lite scares. This scary story collection from New York Times bestselling author Max Brallier is THE book to share at sleepovers or around a campfire. It will send SHIVERS down your spine!


The Evil Princess vs. the Brave Knight: Take Turns (Step into Reading) Cover Image
By Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew Holm (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9781524771379
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - July 7th, 2020

For every parent and teacher tired of telling the kids to PLEASE JUST GET ALONG, this hilarious and imaginative new Step into Reading--from the beloved creators of Babymouse--is here to help. Sort of.

The Evil Princess casts terrible spells, while the Brave Knight fights dragons. Could these siblings be any more different? Watch them try to learn to TAKE TURNS in this hilarious and perfectly young Step 1 Step into Reading!


Stella Endicott and the Anything-Is-Possible Poem: Tales from Deckawoo Drive, Volume Five Cover Image
By Kate DiCamillo, Chris Van Dusen (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781536201802
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Published: Candlewick - June 9th, 2020


Metaphor alert! An ode to a certain pig kicks off one wild school day in Kate DiCamillo’s latest stop on Deckawoo Drive.

Stella Endicott loves her teacher, Miss Liliana, and she is thrilled when the class is assigned to write a poem. Stella crafts a beautiful poem about Mercy Watson, the pig who lives next door — a poem complete with a metaphor and full of curiosity and courage. But Horace Broom, Stella's irritating classmate, insists that Stella’s poem is full of lies and that pigs do not live in houses. And when Stella and Horace get into a shouting match in the classroom, Miss Liliana banishes them to the principal’s office. Will the two of them find a way to turn this opposite-of-a-poem day around? In the newest spirited outing in the Deckawoo Drive series by Kate DiCamillo, anything is possible — even a friendship with a boy deemed to be (metaphorically speaking) an overblown balloon.


Call of the Sound Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #16) Cover Image
By Tracey West, Matt Loveridge (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9781338540284
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - June 2nd, 2020


Drake needs to stop a dangerous wizard battle in this action-packed, bestselling series!

Pick a book. Grow a Reader!

This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches, 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. Branches books help readers grow!

Magic from a wizards' battle is destroying the city of Remus! A new Dragon Master named Tessa and her Sound Dragon, Sono, will need help in order to stop it! But they won't be able to stop this dangerous duel without a special Power Crystal. Can Drake, Petra, and Griffith find the crystal and save the city?


Iggy Peck and the Mysterious Mansion (The Questioneers) Cover Image
By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781419736926
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - May 12th, 2020

Iggy Peck is an architect at his very core: When he’s not making houses out of food, his head is up in the clouds, dreaming of design. So he’s totally blown away when Ada Twist’s Aunt Bernice inherits an old house from ice-cream mogul Herbert Sherbert that is filled with countless rooms from all his favorite architectural periods. But something’s not quite right . . . Everyone says the house is haunted, and it seems that a number of priceless antiques—which were supposed to help Aunt Bernice pay for the house’s upkeep—have gone missing. If they can’t find those antiques, Aunt Bernice might lose the house forever. It will take all of Iggy’s knowledge of architecture and the help of the other Questioneers—Rosie Revere, Ada Twist, and Sofia Valdez—to solve the mystery and find the treasure!


The Infamous Ratsos Camp Out Cover Image
By Kara LaReau, Matt Myers (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781536200065
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Published: Candlewick - May 12th, 2020

Louie and Ralphie discover that camping is not easy — especially since Scoutmaster Grandpa Ratso doesn’t think they should ask for help — in the latest adventure in the Infamous Ratsos series.

Ralphie and Louie Ratso and the rest of the Big City Scouts are leaving the city to go camping for the first time. And they have a special guide: Grandpa Ratso! He was Scoutmaster when Ralphie and Louie’s dad, Big Lou, was a kid. Grandpa teaches everyone the Scouts motto he still remembers, which says that Big City Scouts are always able to solve problems without asking for help. But the Scouts soon find that figuring out how to pitch a tent, make a fire, and find their way through the woods is tough to do by themselves. In fact, not asking for help isn’t working at all! Luckily for the Scouts, someone unexpected comes along to set them all straight about what the motto really says: Scouts have the courage to ask for help and work together. Kara LaReau and Matt Myers team up again to combine witty text and humorous illustrations for the fourth book in the Infamous Ratsos series.


Where's Rollo? Cover Image
By Reed Duncan, Keith Frawley (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9781524792473
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Published: Penguin Workshop - May 12th, 2020

For fans of Tiny, Biscuit, and Charlie the Ranch Dog comes an easy-to-read series about a rambunctious, mischievous, and totally lovable bulldog, Rollo! In this story designed to engage early readers, charming characters combine with simple text, lively illustrations, and laugh-out-loud humor to help boost kids' confidence and create lifelong readers!

Where is Rollo?
Where did he go?
Is he hiding?

Rollo is back for another adventure. Children will love following along as Rollo's owner looks for him all over the house and yard. Is Rollo up to his old tricks again, or could he be... just where his owner left him?

Exciting, easy-to-read books are the stepping stone a young reader needs to bridge the gap between being a beginner and being fluent.


Uh-Oh, Rollo! Cover Image
By Reed Duncan, Keith Frawley (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9781524792442
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Published: Penguin Workshop - May 12th, 2020

For fans of Tiny, Biscuit, and Charlie the Ranch Dog comes an easy-to-read series about a rambunctious, mischievous, and totally lovable bulldog, Rollo! In this story designed to engage early readers, charming characters combine with simple text, lively illustrations, and laugh-out-loud humor to help boost kids' confidence and create lifelong readers!

Rollo is a good dog.
But sometimes he does things
that get him into trouble.

Meet Rollo, a little bulldog with a BIG personality. Rollo loves to dig, but sometimes he digs too much. He loves to chase things, but sometimes he chases things he should not--like a chipmunk that's heading for a wall! Follow Rollo for an action-packed day as he gets in--and always out, of course--of trouble.

Exciting, easy-to-read books are the stepping stone a young reader needs to bridge the gap between being a beginner and being fluent.


Our Friend Hedgehog: The Story of Us Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781524766719
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - May 5th, 2020

From a Caldecott Honor-winning artist comes a cozy classic-in-the-making about finding your friends and sticking together through thick and thin.

"Our Friend Hedgehog feels like a modern-day Winnie the Pooh. It's so warm and full of joy and love. It's got classic written all over it." --Victoria Jamieson, Newbery Honor-winning author of Roller Girl


Sometimes you make a friend,
and it feels like you have known that friend your entire life. . . .

Hedgehog lives on a teeny-tiny island with only her stuffed dog, Mutty, for company. When a great storm carries Mutty away, she embarks on a quest to find her friend. Following the trail of clues Mutty left behind, brave Hedgehog meets a wiggly Mole, a wordy Owl, a curmudgeonly Beaver, a scatterbrained Hen and Chicks, and a girl who's new to the neighborhood, Annika May. With bravery and teamwork, there's nothing that can stop these seven from finding Mutty, but along the way they discover something even more important: each other.

The first book in a new series from Caldecott Honor winner Lauren Castillo, Our Friend Hedgehog: The Story of Us has the feel of a timeless classic, introducing an unforgettable cast of characters who will star in many more adventures to come.


Here Comes Lolo Cover Image
$7.95
ISBN: 9781946395337
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Published: Catalyst Press - May 5th, 2020

A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection Lolo skips through life, leaving a trail of laughter and a few frowns. In these four easy-to-read stories, follow Lolo as she gets a gold star at school, longs for a cute floppy hat, finds a missing ring, and helps to rescue a dog.


Hooray for Lolo Cover Image
$7.95
ISBN: 9781946395344
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Published: Catalyst Press - May 5th, 2020


A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection Lolo's back In these four easy-to-read stories, follow Lolo as she gets cross with her best friend, finds a favorite library book, goes to the hospital and helps to look after Baby Bongi.


Happy Paws: A Branches Book (Layla and the Bots #1) Cover Image
By Vicky Fang, Christine Nishiyama (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9781338582895
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - May 5th, 2020

Meet rock star Layla and her team of Bots!

Pick a book. Grow a Reader!

This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line Branches, 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. Branches books help readers grow!

Layla and the Bots are in an awesome rock band! They also use problem-solving and creativity to build cool inventions. When a local amusement park is in danger of shutting down, Layla knows just how to bring in the crowds... build an amusement park for DOGS! But will cool doggie rides like the Rub-a-Dub Mud Slide and the Tummy Rubbing Machine be enough to keep the park open? With full-color artwork on every page and speech bubbles throughout, this early chapter book series brings kid-friendly STEAM topics to young readers!


Frog Meets Dog: An Acorn Book (A Frog and Dog Book #1)  Cover Image
By Janee Trasler, Janee Trasler (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9781338540390
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - May 5th, 2020

Discover Frog and Dog, a laugh-out-loud series for beginning readers!

Pick a book. Grow a Reader!

This series is part of Scholastic's early reader line, Acorn, aimed at children who are learning to read. With easy-to-read text, a short-story format, plenty of humor, and full-color artwork on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and fluency. Acorn books plant a love of reading and help readers grow!

Dog wants to play. Can Dog play with Frog, Frog, and Frog? The frogs hop... but Dog just FLOPS. Will the frogs ever play with Dog? Then a hungry bear comes along! Can Dog find a way to help the frogs? Discover this hilarious friendship series perfect for beginning readers, from author-illustrator Janee Trasler. Told in three short stories with rhyming text, simple vocabulary, and colorful artwork, this is the just-right book to grow confidence in young readers!


Goat in a Boat: An Acorn Book (A Frog and Dog Book #2) Cover Image
By Janee Trasler, Janee Trasler (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9781338540420
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - May 5th, 2020

Frog, Dog, and Goat find ways to stay dry in the rain, in this rhyming laugh-out-loud series for beginning readers!

Pick a book. Grow a Reader!

This series is part of Scholastic's early reader line, Acorn, aimed at children who are learning to read. With easy-to-read text, a short-story format, plenty of humor, and full-color artwork on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and fluency. Acorn books plant a love of reading and help readers grow!

Frog and Dog are playing in the sun with Goat. But Goat is wearing a raincoat! Dog laughs at Goat's coat. But when it starts to rain, Goat is very glad to have a coat... and a boat. Will Goat let Dog onto the boat? Discover this silly friendship series perfect for beginning readers, from author-illustrator Janee Trasler. Told in three short stories with rhyming text, simple vocabulary, and colorful artwork, this is the just-right book to grow confidence in young readers!


Too Many Jacks (A Jack Book #6) Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Greg Pizzoli (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780593113943
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - May 5th, 2020

From New York Times bestselling author Mac Barnett and Geisel Award-winning illustrator Greg Pizzoli, an uproarious early reader series about a mischievous rabbit, a cranky old lady, and a lovable dog.

The Lady gives Jack a gift. It's a lab kit! Jack goes into the shed to experiment and doesn't come out until he's made another Jack and another Jack and another. But one Jack was already too many. Can Jack stop his naughty robot clones before they destroy the town?

Welcome to the laugh-out-loud and irreverent world of Jack, a new early reader series by the New York Times bestselling and award-winning team of Mac Barnett and Greg Pizzoli.


Jack at the Zoo (A Jack Book #5) Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Greg Pizzoli (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780593113912
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - May 5th, 2020

From New York Times bestselling author Mac Barnett and Geisel Award-winning illustrator Greg Pizzoli, an uproarious early reader series about a mischievous rabbit, a cranky old lady, and a lovable dog.

Jack, Rex, and the Lady visit the zoo. But when Jack gets hungry, he sneaks into a koala's cage to steal some snacks. In a case of mistaken identity, the Lady takes the koala home and leaves Jack stuck in the cage. How will Jack escape, and will the Lady and Rex be happier with the new Jack?

Welcome to the laugh-out-loud and irreverent world of Jack, a new early reader series by the New York Times bestselling and award-winning team of Mac Barnett and Greg Pizzoli.


McTavish Goes Wild (The McTavish Stories) Cover Image
By Meg Rosoff, Grace Easton (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781536203318
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Published: Candlewick - May 5th, 2020

When a camping trip unleashes a reluctant Peachey family on the great outdoors, it’s up to their savvy dog, McTavish, to show them how it’s done.

It’s summer, and the Peachey family is in crisis — again. Where will they go for their vacation? Betty Peachey thinks that camping is the answer, and Ma Peachey knows just the place. But Pa Peachey is convinced that terrible dangers lurk in the world of nature, Ollie only wants to know if there are dance clubs, and Ava would rather stay home and read German philosophy. Will rescue dog McTavish figure out how to turn the Peacheys into happy campers — and get them to brave the sparkling river and scenic mountainside before they pack up their tent and go home?


Baloney and Friends (Baloney & Friends #1) Cover Image
By Greg Pizzoli, Greg Pizzoli (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781368054546
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 21st, 2020

Three-time Theodor Seuss Geisel Award recipient Greg Pizzoli launches a full-color graphic novel series about four funny friends that Dav Pilkey declares "will inspire young readers to write and draw their own stories"!

Meet Baloney! He's the star of this book, along with his best buddies: empathetic Peanut the horse, sensible Bizz the bumblebee, and grumpy Krabbit -- he'd rather not be here, but what can you do?

In this graphic novel for newly independent readers, Baloney and friends step into the spotlight and embody all the charm of childhood in three short tales and three mini-comics that invite readers to join the fun! Giggle with Baloney as he performs some questionable magic, give him a boost when a case of the blues gets him down, cheer him on as he braves the swimming pool, and at the end, learn to draw all the characters with clear step-by-step instructions!

"A sure bet for Elephant and Piggie fans who are ready for the next step up or want to make the move to comics."--Booklist

"Kids will gobble up Baloney!"--Ben Clanton, creator of Narwhal and Jelly series

"Porcine-ly-perfect"--Laurie Keller, Geisel Award-winning author of We Are Growing!


Megabat Is a Fraidybat Cover Image
By Anna Humphrey, Kass Reich (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780735266025
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Published: Tundra Books - April 7th, 2020

Megabat and his best friend, Daniel, go to sleepaway camp for the first time. Another hilarious chapter book in this laugh-out-loud series for fans of Dory Fantasmagory and Narwhal and Jelly.

Daniel is not so sure about going to camp. There will be bugs. And uncomfortable beds. And leeches!

Megabat can't WAIT to go to camp! There will be so much smooshfruit, and he loves a good sing-along.

Daniel starts to think camp isn't so bad. He's made friends, and his bed isn't THAT uncomfortable.

Megabat has made a new friend too. But his new friend wants him to go flying to spooky caves. And her mom is very toothy.

As Daniel is getting into the swing of things and starting to enjoy camp, Megabat is getting himself into one tangle after another to avoid going into the scary woods. But can Megabat overcome his fears to help save his new friend? Kass Reich's adorable illustrations paired with Anna Humphrey's hilarious text make for another unforgettable Megabat adventure, one that will appeal to Megabat fans and newcomers!