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Alabama

In this list you'll find a few of our stories that take place in Alabama.  The list includes Junior Fiction chapter books, Early Reader books and Picture Books. ...
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Alaska

In this list you'll find a few of our stories that take place in Alaska.  The list includes Junior Fiction chapter books, Early Reader books and Picture Books.& ...
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Arizona

In this list you'll find a few of our stories that take place in Arizona.  The list includes Junior Fiction chapter books, Early Reader books and Picture Books. ...
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Arkansas

In this list you'll find a few of our stories that take place in Arkansas.  The list includes Junior Fiction chapter books, Early Reader books and Picture Books ...
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Backyard Ballyhoo

Books to inspire you to enjoy and explore the wonders of your own backyard.  



Be a Changemaker

"Everything in your life is a reflection of a choice you have made. If you want a different result, make different choices." -UnknownEveryday you are faced ...
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California

In this list you'll find a few of our stories that take place in California.  The list includes Junior Fiction chapter books, Early Reader books and Picture Boo ...
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Colorado

In this list you'll find a few of our stories that take place in Colorado.  The list includes Junior Fiction chapter books, Early Reader books and Picture Books ...
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Connecticut

In this list you'll find a few of our stories that take place in Connecticut.  The list includes Junior Fiction chapter books, Early Reader books and Picture Bo ...
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Delaware

In this list you'll find a few of our stories that take place in Delaware.  The list includes Junior Fiction chapter books, Early Reader books and Picture Books ...
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Dog Books

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Eye-Opener

Open a world of possibilities with these kid-approved titles, great to help young children learn to read. These popular books will encourage you to read aloud w ...
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Florida

In this list you'll find a few of our stories that take place in Florida.  The list includes Junior Fiction chapter books, Early Reader books and Picture Books. ...
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Full STEAM Ahead

Welcome to All Things STEAM. These books include topics on science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. These fields of study are placed together not only ...
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Georgia

In this list you'll find a few of our stories that take place in Georgia.  The list includes Junior Fiction chapter books, Early Reader books and Picture Books. ...
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Get Graphic

Are you tired of reading the same novels, page after page of writing? What if these books included artwork to help tell the story? Then the format of a graphic novel ...
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Get Thinking

Use your noodle. Get your gear spinning.



Hawaii

In this list you'll find a few of our stories that take place in Hawaii.  The list includes Junior Fiction chapter books, Early Reader books and Picture Books.& ...
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Hot Off The Press

Are your children always looking for the newest and greatest? This unique list features recently released books, sure to capture your young child's attentio ...
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Idaho

In this list you'll find a few of our stories that take place in Idaho.  The list includes Junior Fiction chapter books, Early Reader books and Picture Books.&n ...
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Illinois

In this list you'll find a few of our stories that take place in Illinois.  The list includes Junior Fiction chapter books, Early Reader books and Picture Books ...
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Indiana

In this list you'll find a few of our stories that take place in Indiana.  The list includes Junior Fiction chapter books, Early Reader books and Picture Books. ...
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Iowa

In this list you'll find a few of our stories that take place in Iowa.  The list includes Junior Fiction chapter books, Early Reader books and Picture Books.&nb ...
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Kansas

In this list you'll find a few of our stories that take place in Kansas.  The list includes Junior Fiction chapter books, Early Reader books and Picture Books.& ...
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Kentucky

In this list you'll find a few of our stories that take place in Kentucky.  The list includes Junior Fiction chapter books, Early Reader books and Picture Books ...
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Louisiana

In this list you'll find a few of our stories that take place in Louisiana.  The list includes Junior Fiction chapter books, Early Reader books and Picture Book ...
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Maine

In this list you'll find a few of our stories that take place in Maine.  The list includes Junior Fiction chapter books, Early Reader books and Picture Books.&n ...
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Making the World a Better Place

Inspire our future generation with children’s books about making the world a better place. Teach empathy, kindness to others and taking care of our world. ...
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Maryland

In this list you'll find a few of our stories that take place in Maryland.  The list includes Junior Fiction chapter books, Early Reader books and Picture Books ...
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Massachusetts

In this list you'll find a few of our stories that take place in Massachusetts.  The list includes Junior Fiction chapter books, Early Reader books and Picture ...
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Memoirs

Suggested memoirs for incoming Deerpath Middle School 6th grade, put together by Mrs. Shiyer



Michigan

In this list you'll find a few of our stories that take place in Michigan.  The list includes Junior Fiction chapter books, Early Reader books and Picture Books ...
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Minnesota

In this list you'll find a few of our stories that take place in Minnesota.  The list includes Junior Fiction chapter books, Early Reader books and Picture Book ...
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Mississippi

In this list you'll find a few of our stories that take place in Mississippi.  The list includes Junior Fiction chapter books, Early Reader books and Picture Bo ...
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Missouri

In this list you'll find a few of our stories that take place in Missouri.  The list includes Junior Fiction chapter books, Early Reader books and Picture Books ...
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Montana

In this list you'll find a few of our stories that take place in Montana.  The list includes Junior Fiction chapter books, Early Reader books and Picture Books. ...
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Most Challenged Books

The ALA publishes the most challenged books by year. This is a list of some of the most common books challenged.



Nebraska

In this list you'll find a few of our stories that take place in Nebraska.  The list includes Junior Fiction chapter books, Early Reader books and Picture Books ...
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Nevada

In this list you'll find a few of our stories that take place in Nevada.  The list includes Junior Fiction chapter books, Early Reader books and Picture Books.& ...
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New Hampshire

In this list you'll find a few of our stories that take place in New Hampshire.  The list includes Junior Fiction chapter books, Early Reader books and Picture ...
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New Jersey

In this list you'll find a few of our stories that take place in New Jersey.  The list includes Junior Fiction chapter books, Early Reader books and Picture Boo ...
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New Mexico

In this list you'll find a few of our stories that take place in New Mexico.  The list includes Junior Fiction chapter books, Early Reader books and Picture Boo ...
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New York

In this list you'll find a few of our stories that take place in New York.  The list includes Junior Fiction chapter books, Early Reader books and Picture Books ...
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North Carolina

In this list you'll find a few of our stories that take place in North Carolina.  The list includes Junior Fiction chapter books, Early Reader books and Picture ...
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North Dakota

In this list you'll find a few of our stories that take place in North Dakota.  The list includes Junior Fiction chapter books, Early Reader books and Picture B ...
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Notable Books

With so many books out there, how do you know which are worthy of reading? These notable adult books are "very good, very readable, and at times very important ...
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Ohio

In this list you'll find a few of our stories that take place in Ohio.  The list includes Junior Fiction chapter books, Early Reader books and Picture Books.&nb ...
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Oklahoma

In this list you'll find a few of our stories that take place in Oklahoma.  The list includes Junior Fiction chapter books, Early Reader books and Picture Books ...
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Oregon

In this list you'll find a few of our stories that take place in Oregon.  The list includes Junior Fiction chapter books, Early Reader books and Picture Books.& ...
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Pennsylvania

In this list you'll find a few of our stories that take place in Pennsylvania.  The list includes Junior Fiction chapter books, Early Reader books and Picture B ...
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Rhode Island

In this list you'll find a few of our stories that take place in Rhode Island.  The list includes Junior Fiction chapter books, Early Reader books and Picture B ...
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S.T.E.A.M.

As the world grows, we are turning to innovation to fuel our future. However that innovation remains the same with only Science, Technology, Engineering an ...
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South Carolina

In this list you'll find a few of our stories that take place in South Carolina.  The list includes Junior Fiction chapter books, Early Reader books and Picture ...
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South Dakota

In this list you'll find a few of our stories that take place in South Dakota.  The list includes Junior Fiction chapter books, Early Reader books and Picture B ...
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Tennessee

In this list you'll find a few of our stories that take place in Tennessee.  The list includes Junior Fiction chapter books, Early Reader books and Picture Book ...
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Texas

In this list you'll find a few of our stories that take place in Texas.  The list includes Junior Fiction chapter books, Early Reader books and Picture Books.&n ...
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US Territories

In this list you'll find a few of our stories that take place in the United States territories of Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the District of Columbia, Guam, the U. ...
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Utah

In this list you'll find a few of our stories that take place in Utah.  The list includes Junior Fiction chapter books, Early Reader books and Picture Books.&nb ...
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Vermont

In this list you'll find a few of our stories that take place in Vermont.  The list includes Junior Fiction chapter books, Early Reader books and Picture Books. ...
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Virginia

In this list you'll find a few of our stories that take place in Virginia.  The list includes Junior Fiction chapter books, Early Reader books and Picture Books ...
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Washington

In this list you'll find a few of our stories that take place in Washington.  The list includes Junior Fiction chapter books, Early Reader books and Picture Boo ...
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West Virginia

In this list you'll find a few of our stories that take place in West Virginia.  The list includes Junior Fiction chapter books, Early Reader books and Picture ...
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Wisconsin

In this list you'll find a few of our stories that take place in Wisconsin.  The list includes Junior Fiction chapter books, Early Reader books and Picture Book ...
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Women's History Month (Ages 3-6)

March is Women’s History Month—so why not treat your young readers to picture books about female inventors, scientists, and women who have challenged themselves and ...
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Women's History Month (Ages 6-12)

Women’s History Month celebrates the accomplishments of women like Amelia Earhart, Sojourner Truth, and Eleanor Roosevelt. The following recommended books for kids a ...
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Women's History Month (Teens)

Come in to the Library and check out some books about women’s history and the state of women’s (and girls’) rights in the world today, or read biographies about some ...
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Wyoming

In this list you'll find a few of our stories that take place in Wyoming.  The list includes Junior Fiction chapter books, Early Reader books and Picture Books. ...
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2020 Children's Choice Awards Picture Books

Favorites voted on by children across the U.S.  Read about The Children's Choice Awards* Titles were top vote gettersMany of these titles are available as ...
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Anti-Racist Books

Discover books on race in the United States, and learn more about society and your identity.



It's a Fantasy

Image a world of dragons and talking animals. Take your little ones on an adventure with these must-read fairytales and Imagine Your Story!



It's a Fantasy

Image a world of dragons and talking animals. Take your little ones on an adventure with these must-read fairytales and Imagine Your Story!



Puzzling Questions

“Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the great puzzle.” —Lewis Carroll. Dig Deeper with your little ones and expand their view of the world around them.



Shine Bright

Explore space with your little ones as you read about the stars and our universe. These books shine as bright as the sun!



Stage Dreams

There's nothing like being on a stage! These books include the highs and lows of being on stage, performing and overcoming your fears for early readers.



2020 Children's Choice Awards Grades 3-4

Top selections for past year's favorites, voted on by children across the U.S.  Read about The Children's Choice AwardsMany of these titles are available as ebo ...
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Believe in the Impossible

Take a trip to lands of incredible creatures and never-ending adventures. These books will take you to faraway places and beyond! Imagine Your Story and believe in the impossible.



Believe in the Impossible

Take a trip to lands of incredible creatures and never-ending adventures. These books will take you to faraway places and beyond! Imagine Your Story and believe in the impossible.



Book to Film

It is always a blessing and a curse to see a great book turned into a movie. Here are just some books adapted into movies —just read the books before you watch them!



Graphic Novels

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Out of This World

Travel as far as the sun and as close as the moon, these children's books will take you around the universe. From nonfiction to fiction, these space books are out of this world!



Pride Month

Celebrate Pride Month with these famous titles written by LGBTQ+ authors or featuring LGBTQ+ characters.



The Power of Curiosity

Curiosity is making the choice to look deeper into everyday things. It helps us solve problems and transform our lives. Dig Deeper to see how curiosity is powerful in everyday life!



2020 Children's Choice Awards Grades 5-6

Top selections for past year's favorites, voted on by children across the U.S.  Read about The Children's Choice AwardsMany of these titles are available a ...
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Exploration Unknown

ex·plo·ra·tion: the action of traveling or investigating an unfamiliar area in order to learn about it. Explore life and the world around you as you Dig Deeper through this list.



Life's an Adventure

Books have been transporting people to other places and times for hundreds of years. There's something about stories that continue to captivate us. Imagine Your Story through this adventurous list.



Life's an Adventure

Books have been transporting people to other places and times for hundreds of years. There's something about stories that continue to captivate us. Imagine Your Story through this adventurous list.



Showtime Showdown

Between Netflix, Hulu, and other streaming services, new movies are more available than ever! Check out these hot YA novels before watching their critically-acclaimed movie adaptations.



Space Out

Houston, we have a problem! What if space was the only place you knew? Space out with these (inter)stellar YA books, taking place all over the universe.



2021 Monarch Award Nominees

Nominees for the Illinois Monarch Award, voted on by school children in grades K-3 during the upcoming school year.Read more about the  Monarch Award and past winners here



Among the Stars

What if there is life on another planet? There are infinite possibilities of what the universe holds. You never know what you'll find, as you read these books among the stars!



Broadway Bookshelf

From The Color Purple to Curious Incident, many Broadway favorites started out as a book. This list includes many Broadway plays and musicals that began as a book an ...
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Imagination Train

Fairytales and fantasy books aren't just for kids. Are you looking to discover new worlds and exciting characters to fall in love with? Check out these books and Imagine Your Story.



Imagination Train

Fairytales and fantasy books aren't just for kids. Are you looking to discover new worlds and exciting characters to fall in love with? Check out these books and Imagine Your Story.



Investigate Everything

We often see only what we want to see or what others tell us to see. It's time to ask the hard questions and see the world from a new view. Investigate the world around you and Dig Deeper!



2021 Bluestem Award Nominees

Nominees for the Illinois Bluestem Award, voted on by school children in grades 3-5 during the upcoming school year.Read more about the  Bluestem Award and past winners



2021 Caudill Award Nominees

Nominees for the Illinois Rebecca Caudill  Award, voted on by school children in grades 5-8 during the upcoming school year.Read more about the  Rebec ...
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Action, Adventure Fiction Grades 3-7

If you're looking for thrills, survival skills, espionage or something fantastic, throw yourself into these exhilarating stories. Many of these titles are also avail ...
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Audiobooks for Family Listening

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Investigate Everything

We often see only what we want to see or what others tell us to see. It's time to ask the hard questions and see the world from a new view. Investigate the world around you and Dig Deeper!



Animal Lovers Chapter Books

Whether it's wildlife or pets, these elementary and middle grade chapter books bring us closer to our animal friends.



Books for 2’s and 3’s

These books are recommended for 2's and 3's but older readers may very well enjoy them.



Books for 4's and 5's

These books are recommended for 4's and 5's but both younger and older readers may very well enjoy them.



Caldecott Medal

The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to ...
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Classic Picture Books Old and New

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Colors, Counting and Shapes

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Community Helpers

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Dinosaur Picture Books

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The Great American Read

The PBS Great American Read list of 100 favorite books. How many have you read?



Early Chapter Books

Here is a list of some of our favorite books for early readers.



Alex Awards

Are you looking for something new? These titles are winners of the Alex Award, books written for adults, but have appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 1 ...
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Be Inspiring

It's no secret that books can change your life. Embrace the idea that nothing is original, so don't be afraid of being inspired by what's alrea ...
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Classic Tales

Certain books stand the test of time -- true classics, they're enjoyed by each new generation of young readers. Some have been revamped with new covers or retool ...
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Empathy Picture Books

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Read & Grow

Young readers are easily touched by the books they read. Reading books that teach important life lessons early on in a young reader's life will help them&nb ...
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Birth to 12 Months

Start early and raise a book lover by reading to newborns. These hand-selected books are designed for babies birth to 12 months including durable board books and colorful pictures.



Funny, Funny Chapter Books

Sure to make you giggle, snort and laugh out loud.  Many of these books are also available as ebooks through Libby and Cloud LIbrary.



12 to 24 Months

Help young children develop a love for reading that will last a lifetime.  Read these fun books about animals and rhymes to your young one and watch their imagination grow.



Germs

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Great Graphic Novels

Did you know a graphic novel won the prestigious children's book award - the Newbery Medal- this past year? Go beyond Big Nate and the Baby Sitter's Club to explore ...
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2 to 3 Year Olds

Encourage your toddler to read with exciting books that span from simple picture books to more elaborate stories. Watch your child grow into a lifetime book lover.



Humorous Books for Young Readers

(who have read all the Elephant and Piggie books)



4 to 5 Year Olds

Prepare your child for school by exposing them to reading at a young age. This book list is designed for 4 to 5 year olds as they prepare to enter kindergarten.



Interactive Picture Books

If you want to get your child away from the tablets for awhile pick up one of these interactive picture books.Books that address the listener and pretend that the listener’s actions affect the book.



Laugh - Out - Loud (Picture Books)

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Lost in a Good Book

Whether you're visiting your favorite bookstore or the Land of Stories, lose yourself in these magical tributes to storytelling. Many of these titles are available a ...
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Magic Tree House Research Guides

Nonfiction companion books to pair with some of the Magic Tree House adventures.



New Chapter Books - June

Fiction and graphic novels for elementary and middle school grades



New Chapter Books - July

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New Chapter Books - August

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Picture Book Authors You Should Know

A very unscientific list of picture book authors we love and hope you will too! (listed in alphabetical order)



Picture Book Biographies

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Purrfect Cat Books

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Puzzling Questions

“Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the great puzzle.” —Lewis Carroll. Dig Deeper with your little ones and expand their view of the world around them.



Rainbow Reads for Middle Grades

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Science - Older Readers

Books for older children who are interested in scientific topics and experiments.



Science - Younger Readers

Books for younger children who are interested in non-fiction topics.



Sports - Baseball

Non-fiction books for middle school readers who love baseball.



Sports - Basketball

Non-fiction books for middle-readers who love basketball.



Sports - Soccer

Books for children who want to learn more about soccer.



Summer Camp

Chapter books about that staple of summer - sleep away camp. Many of these titles are also available as ebooks through Libby and Cloud Library.



Transportation

Cars and trucks and things that go! For younger children to read together.



Unmentionables

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Wonderbooks

Wonderbooks are pre-loaded audio books where kids read along with the audio.  You can find even more titles in our library catalog by searching for Wonderbook (drop the s).





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