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The Borrowers Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Classic tale a bit slow but retains its appeal.
By Mary Norton
(2003)
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Bad Kitty School Daze Book Poster Image
age 7+
Hilarious fun when cranky Kitty goes to obedience school.
By Nick Bruel
(2013)
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The Magic School Bus Series Book Poster Image
age 7+
Smart science-based series mixes facts and fun.
By Joanna Cole
(1986)
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Stick Dog, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Warm-hearted dogs in silly Big Nate-style adventure.
By Tom Watson
(2013)
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Stick Dog Wants a Hot Dog: Stick Dog, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Same dogs, same tricks in goofy sequel.
By Tom Watson
(2013)
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Bad Kitty Drawn to Trouble Book Poster Image
age 7+
Zany hijinks disguise terrific storytelling lesson.
By Nick Bruel
(2014)
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29 Myths on the Swinster Pharmacy Book Poster Image
age 7+
Open-ended mystery gets kids thinking about the unexplained.
By Lemony Snicket
(2014)
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Bad Kitty: Puppy's Big Day Book Poster Image
age 7+
Puppy stars in funny, sweet book about animal welfare.
By Nick Bruel
(2015)
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Space Taxi: Archie Takes Flight Book Poster Image
age 7+
Delightful, funny dad-son space-travel adventure.
By Wendy Mass, Michael Brawer
(2014)
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Space Taxi: Water Planet Rescue Book Poster Image
age 7+
Dad and son visit underwater planet in smart, funny sequel.
By Wendy Mass
(2014)
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Stick Cat: A Tail of Two Kitties: Stick Cat, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Sweet tale of kind cat is daffy fun for reluctant readers.
By Tom Watson
(2016)
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Basil of Baker Street: The Great Mouse Detective, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Classic, cute series about Sherlock-like mouse sleuth.
By Eve Titus
(2016)
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Dog Man: Dog Man, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Riotous, silly fun with soft touch by Underpants creator.
By Dav Pilkey
(2016)
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The Zack Files Series Book Poster Image
age 7+
Silly stories of 10-year-old Zack's improbable adventures.
By Dan Greenburg
(2016)
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Skunked!: Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Laughs, science in new Callie series for younger readers.
By Jacqueline Kelly
(2016)
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Dog Man Unleashed: Dog Man, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Half-man, half-dog, all-heart hero delights in silly sequel.
By Dav Pilkey
(2016)
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Bad Kitty Takes the Test Book Poster Image
age 7+
Sympathetic, sly send-up of testing is both smart and funny.
By Nick Bruel
(2017)
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Hank the Cowdog Series Book Poster Image
age 7+
Ranch dog is head of security in fun cowboy-themed series.
By John R. Erickson
(2011)
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CatStronauts: Mission Moon -- CatStronauts, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Successful launch of fun series starring heroic space cats.
By Drew Brockington
(2017)
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Grand Canyon Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Informative, imaginative, gorgeous intro to natural history.
By Jason Chin
(2017)
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