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Elementary Grades: 1-3
Beginning chapter books for young readers. Look for other books in series by the same authors. see also more books for beginning readers
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  Cover Art: The Hidden Stairs and the Magic Carpet Abbott, Tony
The Hidden Stairs and the Magic Carpet
When Neal and Julie agree to help Eric straighten up his basement, they never imagine that they're in for more than getting a little dusty. But as the three kids follow a soccer ball into the small room under the basement stairs, the floor suddenly evaporates to reveal a rainbow staircase to another world!
80 p. 1999
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Left Behind Adderson, Caroline
Left Behind
Feeling left behind when his beloved Nan leaves for a week-long cruise, Jasper John Dooley realizes that he will be less lonely if he has his own adventures, which include a stapling mishap and a hamster escape.
130 p. 2013
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Mr. Popper's Penguins Atwater, Richard
Mr. Popper's Penguins
The unexpected delivery of a large crate containing an Antarctic penguin changes the life and fortunes of Mr. Popper, a house painter obsessed by dreams of the Polar regions.
138 p. 1938
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: The Golden Ghost Bauer, Marion Dane
The Golden Ghost
On a bike outing to the abandoned houses by the old cement mill, Delsie and her friend Todd discover one of the houses is not empty -- and a ghost dog haunts the area.
86 p. 2011
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Violet Mackerel's Possible Friend Branford, Anna
Violet Mackerel's Possible Friend
After moving to a new neighborhood, a girl who is both a worrier and a problem solver meets a possible very good friend next door.
120 p. 2014
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Miniature World of Marvin & James Broach, Elise
The Miniature World of Marvin & James
When his best friend, a human boy named James, goes away on vacation, Marvin the beetle worries that their friendship may end.
104 p. 2014
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Bad Kitty Drawn to Trouble Bruel, Nick
Bad Kitty Drawn to Trouble
Author/illustrator Nick Bruel tries to explain to the reader how to write a story, but Bad Kitty is not at all happy about the plot, which has her going on a turnip diet to lose weight. Includes a recipe for roasted turnips.
127 p. 2014
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: More Stories Huey Tells Cameron, Ann
More Stories Huey Tells
Huey, his older brother Julian, and their family and friends plant a garden, play basketball, try to get Huey's father to stop smoking, learn about the universe, and more.
118 p. 1997
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: The Chocolate Touch Catling, Patrick
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: Socks Cleary, Beverly
Socks
The happy home life of Socks, the cat, is disrupted by the addition of a new baby to the household.
138 p. 2008
Children's Fiction Book
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  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: The Magician's Boy Cooper, Susan
The Magician's Boy
A boy who works for a magician meets familiar fairy tale characters when he is transported to the Land of Story in search of a missing puppet.
100 p. 2005
Children's Fiction Book
  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. Meet the Chicken Squad: Dirt, Sugar, Poppy, and Sweetie.
92 p. 2014
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Fantastic Mr. Fox Dahl, Roald
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Three farmers, each one meaner than the other, try all-out warfare to get rid of the fox and his family.
81 p. 1998
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Leroy Ninker Saddles Up : Tales from Deckawoo Drive Volume One DiCamillo, Kate
Leroy Ninker Saddles Up : Tales from Deckawoo Drive Volume One
Leroy Ninker has a hat, a lasso, and boots. What he doesn't have is a horse -- until he meets Maybelline, that is, and then it's love at first sight. Maybelline loves spaghetti and sweet nothings, and she loves Leroy, too. But when Leroy forgets the third and final rule of caring for Maybelline, disaster ensues.
96 p. 2014
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Almost Zero : a Dyamonde Daniel Book Grimes, Nikki
Almost Zero : a Dyamonde Daniel Book
Dyamonde is angry at her mother for not buying her the shoes she wants, but when she finds out that a classmate is in a worse situation, she is determined to help.
112 p. 2010
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: The Year of Billy Miller Henkes, Kevin
The Year of Billy Miller
Seven-year-old Billy Miller starts second grade with a bump on his head and a lot of worries, but by the end of the year he has developed good relationships with his teacher, his little sister, and his parents and learned many important lessons.
229 p. 2013
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Letters to Leo Hest, Amy
Letters to Leo
In a series of letters to her new dog, fourth-grader Annie Rossi relates her daily exploits and remembers her mother.
154 p. 2012
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Toys Come Home : Being the Early Experiences of an Intelligent Stingray a Brave Buffalo and a Brand-new Someone Called Plastic Jenkins, Emily
Toys Come Home : Being the Early Experiences of an Intelligent Stingray a Brave Buffalo and a Brand-new Someone Called Plastic
When a little girl gets a plush stingray for her birthday, it makes friends with some of her other toys as they all try to navigate in the world of real people.
132 p. 2011
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: The Twin Giants King-Smith, Dick
The Twin Giants
When twin giants set out in search of happiness, the result is a comedy of errors that is doubly clever and enormously funny.
67 p. 2008
Children's Fiction Book
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