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Quick Reads
Fun & fast-paced reads around 100 pages!
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  Cover Art: Missing Monkey! Amato, Mary
Missing Monkey!
Tired of being pressured to help commit crimes and yearning for a more normal life, twins Jillian and Billy band together to do good deeds while their parents kidnap a monkey from the zoo, hoping to teach it to steal.
121 p. 2014
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Sounder Armstrong, William H.
Sounder
A young Negro boy learns the pain of humiliation and anger when his father is given an unjust jail sentence for stealing a ham from a white man. Learning to read and to discover that things do not die but become part of other things brings the youngster new hope.
116 p. 1969
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: The No 1 Car Spotter and the Firebird Atinuke
The No 1 Car Spotter and the Firebird
No. 1 is always full of good ideas. He figures out what to do when a leopard is bothering the goats and when Mama Coca-Cola has problems with her house. But what will it take to make the fabulous Firebird stop in the village?
95 p. 2012
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Shelter from the Wind Bauer, Marion Dane
Shelter from the Wind
When twelve-year-old Stacy gets fed up with her pregnant stepmother and leaves her Oklahoma panhandle home, she is led by a pair of dogs, one about to whelp, to the home of Old Ella, who gives her a new perspective on life.
106 p. 2009
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing Blume, Judy
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
Peter finds his demanding two-year-old brother an ever increasing problem. Living with his little brother, Fudge, makes Peter feel like a fourth grade nothing. Fudge is never far from trouble. He's a two-year-old terror who gets away with everything-and Peter's had enough.
120 p. 2003
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Wolf Shadows Casanova, Mary
Wolf Shadows
A debate is brewing in his northern Minnesota town over the growing wolf packs and the programs that are in place for their protection. Although he fears them, Seth cant help but want to see the wolves thrive.
2013
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: The Chocolate Touch Catling, Patrick Skene
The Chocolate Touch
A boy acquires a magical gift that turns everything his lips touch into chocolate.
126 p. 1979
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: The School Is Alive! : A Branches Book Chabert, Jack
The School Is Alive! : A Branches Book
Sam Graves discovers that his elementary school is ALIVE! Sam finds this out on his first day as the school hall monitor. Sam must defend himself and his fellow students against the evil school! Is Sam up to the challenge?
96 p. 2014
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Brushing Mom's Hair Cheng, Andrea
Brushing Mom's Hair
A fourteen-year-old girl, whose mother's breast cancer diagnosis and treatment have affected every aspect of their lives, finds release in ballet and art classes.
59 p. 2009
Children's Fiction Book CHENG
  Cover Art: Frindle Clements, Andrew
Frindle
When he decides to turn his fifth grade teacher's love of the dictionary around on her, clever Nick Allen invents a new word and begins a chain of events that quickly moves beyond his control.
105 p. 1996
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Love That Dog Creech, Sharon
Love That Dog
A young student, who comes to love poetry through a personal understanding of what different famous poems mean to him, surprises himself by writing his own inspired poem.
86 p. 2001
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: The Chicken Squad : the First Misadventure Cronin, Doreen
The Chicken Squad : the First Misadventure
They're darling. They're daring. They know their shapes! They're chicks on a mission--and on this, their first (mis)adventure, the Chicken Squad launches a galactic backyard expedition.
92 p. 2014
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Fantastic Mr. Fox Dahl, Roald
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Every time Mr. Fox steals a chicken from the farm, Farmers Boggis, Bunce, and Bean grow wild with rage. They're the nastiest crooks in the valley, and they've concocted a cunning plan to dig him out of his hole once and for all. But it never occurs to them that Mr. Fox has a fantastic plan of his own.
81 p. 2009
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Bink & Gollie Best Friends Forever DiCamillo, Kate
Bink & Gollie Best Friends Forever
Gollie is quite sure she has royal blood in her veins, but can Bink survive her friend's queenly airs -- especially if pancakes are not part of the deal? Bink wonders what it would be like to be as tall as her friend, but how far will she stretch her luck to find out?
79 p. 2013
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Field Guide DiTerlizzi, Tony
The Field Guide
When the Grace children go to stay at their Great Aunt Lucinda's worn Victorian house, they discover a field guide to fairies and other creatures and begin to have some unusual experiences.
107 p. 2003
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Lost in the Tunnel of Time Draper, Sharon M.
Lost in the Tunnel of Time
From a map Ziggy and his friends discover an old tunnel that was once used as a safe haven by escaped slaves. While checking out the tunnel, the trap door gets stuck and the boys are forced to use the old, dark, damp tunnels that just may be haunted.
100 p. 2006
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Odd and the Frost Giants Gaiman, Neil
Odd and the Frost Giants
An unlucky twelve-year-old Norwegian boy named Odd leads the Norse gods Loki, Thor, and Odin in an attempt to outwit evil Frost Giants who have taken over Asgard.
117 p. 2009
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: My Father's Dragon Gannett, Ruth Stiles
My Father's Dragon
A young boy determines to rescue a poor baby dragon who is being used by a group of lazy wild animals to ferry them across the river on Wild Island.
86 p. 1948
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Stone Fox Gardiner, John Reynolds
Stone Fox
Little Willie hopes to pay the back taxes on his grandfather's farm with the purse from a dog sled race he enters.
81 p. 1983
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Thirteen Ways to Sink a Sub Gilson, Jamie
Thirteen Ways to Sink a Sub
The boys and girls in the fourth grade devise a contest to "sink" their substitute teacher by making her cry.
103 p. 2014
Children's Fiction Book
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