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Judy Moody: In a Monday Mood

by Megan McDonald, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: other, non-religious, chapter books, humorous stories

For anyone who has ever had the Sunday night blues, Judy declares that every day can be a holiday if you just find something to celebrate. Happy National Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day, anyone?

Crumbs! Why can’t every day be Saturday?

Judy Moody is Monday-morning mopey. Another week in her same-old seat at her same-old desk in her same-old school. …

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Stink: Twice as Incredible

by Megan McDonald, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: siblings, chapter books, humorous stories

Kick-start a Stink collection with a way-cool bind-up of his first two adventures.

Get two times the Stink in one book! Featuring:

Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid
Shrink, shrank, shrunk! Every morning Judy measures Stink, and it’s always the same: three feet eight inches tall. Until, that is, the day the ruler reads a quarter-inch less. Can it …

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Stink and the Hairy Scary Spider

by Megan McDonald, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: insects, spiders, etc., humorous stories, chapter books

“Hand this to fans of the Stink series or any spider-loving early reader.” —School Library Journal

Creepy! Crawly! Criminy! Everyone knows that Stink is bonkers about most scientific things. But there’s one exception: dangle a spider in front of him and he goes berserk! Stink is so freaked out by spiders that he can’t look at them. He can …

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Arlo & Pips #2: Join the Crow Crowd!

illustrated by Elise Gravel
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 5
tagged: chapter books, humorous, action & adventure

Everyone's crowing about Arlo & Pips, with Kirkus praising book 1 as "a perfect match for newly independent readers"! 

Arlo is lonely and is looking for more friends in the city. This second book in the quirky graphic chapter book series from acclaimed author Elise Gravel is perfect for fans of Narwhal and Jelly and Castronauts.

Crows are very social …

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A Calf for Olive

by Cheryl Dawn Buchan
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 5
tagged: special needs, chapter books, farm & ranch life

Olive is devastated when she overhears a kid at school making fun of her for wanting to raise a calf for the 4-H calf competition. They think she can't possibly do it because she has cerebral palsy. But, with the love and support from her family and friends, Olive develops a strong bond with a Jersey calf and draws on her problem-solving skills to …

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Anne's School Days

Inspired by Anne of Green Gables

by Kallie George, illustrated by Abigail Halpin
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: chapter books, orphans & foster homes, classics

The third book in an early-reader series inspired by Anne of Green Gables, starring the spirited Anne Shirley as she navigates her first days of school and the incorrigible Gilbert Blythe.

Anne loves autumn in Avonlea, and she's been enjoying her first three weeks of school. It helps that she walks to school with and sits next to her kindred spirit, …

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My Indian

by Mi'sel Joe & Sheila O'Neill
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 14
  • Grade: 7 to 9
tagged: native canadian, pre-confederation (to 1867), chapter books

In 1822, William Epps Cormack sought the expertise of a guide who could lead him across Newfoundland in search of the last remaining Beothuk camps on the island. In his journals, Cormack refers to his guide only as “My Indian.”

 

Now, almost two hundred years later, Mi’sel Joe and Sheila O’Neill reclaim the story of Sylvester Joe, the Mi’km …

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Lark and the Dessert Disaster

by Natasha Deen, read by Heather Gould
edition: Audiobook
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, chapter books, humorous stories

Lark and Connor are judges for the annual baking contest at the community center. When they arrive, they discover that someone has destroyed a contestant's entry. And not just any contestant’s entry—Sophie's! Sophie is Lark's best friend (she just doesn't know it yet). The twin sleuths can't simply roll with it. To save the contest they'll hav …

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