Beginner Chapter Book (Ages 6-8)

A Song for Harlem
McKissack, Patricia
A historical chapter book series from three-time Coretta Scott King Award winner and Newbery Honor author, Patricia C. McKissack.

For Lilly Belle, ?the capital of Black America? is about as far from her hometown of Smyrna, Tennessee, as a twelve-year-old can get?maybe not in miles but certainly in mindset. Then a summer program for gifted young writers opens a whole new world for Lilly Belle. Jazz music in the street lulls her to sleep, her classroom is in a mansion, and the author Zora Neale Hurston is her teacher, helping her understand the power of words, especially her own. Once again, award-winning author Patricia C. McKissack builds an involving story around real events and famous figures.

"McKissack writes with empathy for the characters as well as a good eye for details that bring the period to life." --Booklist

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Atinuke
Anna Hibiscus lives in Africa. Amazing Africa. She lives with her whole family in a wonderful house. There is always somebody to laugh or play with. She loves to splash in the sea with her cousins and have parties with her aunties. But more than anything else in the world, Anna Hibiscus would love to see snow.
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Atinuke
Anna Hibiscus lives in Africa. Amazing Africa. She loves singing to her two baby brothers, Double and Trouble. But when she is chosen to sing for her school in front of the president, her throat runs dry and her bones turn to stone. Can Double and Trouble save her?
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Anna Hibiscus #3 Good Luck, Anna Hibiscus
Atinuke

Anna Hibiscus lives in Africa. Amazing Africa. She lives with her whole family in a wonderful house. There is always somebody to laugh and play with.

Anna Hibiscus can't wait to fly across the world and visit her granny in Canada. But can she find warm clothes for the cold weather? And will her family even miss her?

Featuring warm, loving multi-generational family relationships, this award-winning series showcases daily life in modern, urban Africa. Great as a classroom or family read-aloud, it illustrates the commonality of cultures and experiences and inspires discussion.

Item No. 9781610677851
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Anna Hibiscus #4 Have Fun, Anna Hibiscus
Atinuke

Anna Hibiscus lives in Africa. Amazing Africa. She lives with her whole family in a wonderful house. There is always somebody to laugh and play with.

Anna Hibiscus is spending Christmas with her granny in Canada. She can't wait to see snow for the first time! But how will it feel to be so far from home?

Featuring warm, loving multi-generational family relationships, this award-winning series showcases daily life in modern, urban Africa. Great as a classroom or family read-aloud, it illustrates the commonality of cultures and experiences and inspires discussion.

Item No. 9781610677868
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Anna Hibiscus #5 Welcome Home, Anna Hibiscus
Atinuke

Anna Hibiscus lives in Africa. Amazing Africa. She lives with her whole family in a wonderful house. There is always somebody to laugh and play with.

Anna Hibiscus is happy to be home after visiting her grandmother in Canada. Double and Trouble learned to run while she was away, and Grandad seems to have gotten older, but it's just life going on as it should … She has a pet chick called Snow White, and then there's a surprise visit from a faraway friend.

Featuring warm, loving multi-generational family relationships, Welcome Home, Anna Hibiscus! showcases daily life in modern, urban Africa. Great as a classroom or family read-aloud, it illustrates the commonality of cultures and experiences and inspires discussion.

Item No. 9781610676786
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Anna Hibiscus #6 Go Well, Anna Hibiscus
Atinuke

Anna Hibiscus lives in Africa. Amazing Africa. She lives with her whole family in a wonderful house. There is always somebody to laugh and play with.

Anna Hibiscus and some of her family are going to Grandfather and Grandmother's village. In the village, there is no running water, no electricity, no road and no school. Very little has changed, but Anna Hibiscus' life might be about to.

Featuring warm, loving multi-generational family relationships, Go Well, Anna Hibiscus! showcases daily life in modern Africa. Great as a classroom or family read-aloud, it illustrates the commonality of cultures and experiences and inspires discussion.

Item No. 9781610676793
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Anna Hibiscus #7 Love from Anna Hibiscus
Atinuke

Anna Hibiscus lives in Africa. Amazing Africa. She lives with her whole family in a wonderful house. There is always somebody to laugh and play with.

Anna Hibiscus has made friends in the village - the local children share their games, and Anna shares what she's learning in school. Even her big girl cousins help teach. And then there's Sunny Belafonte, who is all alone, and who she - and grandfather - are determined to help. There's so much to do - can they really make a difference?

Featuring warm, loving multi-generational family relationships, Love from Anna Hibiscus! showcases daily life in modern Africa. Great as a classroom or family read-aloud, it illustrates the commonality of cultures and experiences and inspires discussion.

Item No. 9781610676809
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Anna Hisbiscu #8 You're Amazing, Anna Hibiscus
Atinuke

Anna Hibiscus lives in Africa. Amazing Africa. She lives with her whole family in a wonderful house. There is always somebody to laugh and play with.

Grandad is very old and very tired, and Anna Hibiscus perfectly conveys the sadness, confusion, loss and anger that comes with the death of a loved one, then shares the faith and comfort and healing that can come after. Anna Hibiscus truly is … amazing.

Featuring warm, loving multi-generational family relationships, You're Amazing, Anna Hibiscus! showcases daily life in modern, urban Africa. Great as a classroom or family read-aloud, it illustrates the commonality of cultures and experiences and inspires discussion.

Item No. 9781610676816
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George, Kallie
The charming first book in a new early-reader series, starring the spirited -- and outspoken -- Anne Shirley as she first arrives at Green Gables.

Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert need help on their farm, so they've adopted what they hope will be a sturdy, helpful boy. Instead, Matthew finds Anne awaiting him at the train station -- imaginative, brash, redheaded Anne-with-an-e. With her place at the Cuthberts' at risk -- particularly if nosy neighbor Mrs. Lynde has anything to say about it -- Anne will have to learn patience, understanding and what it takes to make Green Gables her true home.

Lovingly adapted by Kallie George with beautiful, nostalgic illustrations by Abigail Halpin, Anne Arrives is perfect for new fans of Anne and old.

Item No. 9781770499300
$12.99
Bink & Gollie #1 (Paperback) - Autographed
DiCamillo, Kate

"If James Marshall's George and Martha were not hippos and were both girls, they would be much like best friends Bink and Gollie. . . . More, please!" -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Meet Bink and Gollie, two precocious little girls -- one tiny, one tall, and both utterly irrepressible. Setting out from their super-deluxe tree house and powered by plenty of peanut butter (for Bink) and pancakes (for Gollie), they share three comical adventures involving painfully bright socks, an impromptu trek to the Andes, and a most unlikely marvelous companion. Full of quick-witted repartee, this brainchild of Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo and award-winning author Alison McGhee is a hilarious ode to exuberance and camaraderie, imagination and adventure, brought to life through the delightfully kinetic images of Tony Fucile.

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Bink & Gollie (Book 1)
Alison McGhee and Kate DiCamillo

"If James Marshall's George and Martha were not hippos and were both girls, they would be much like best friends Bink and Gollie. . . . More, please!" -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Meet Bink and Gollie, two precocious little girls -- one tiny, one tall, and both utterly irrepressible. Setting out from their super-deluxe tree house and powered by plenty of peanut butter (for Bink) and pancakes (for Gollie), they share three comical adventures involving painfully bright socks, an impromptu trek to the Andes, and a most unlikely marvelous companion. Full of quick-witted repartee, this brainchild of Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo and award-winning author Alison McGhee is a hilarious ode to exuberance and camaraderie, imagination and adventure, brought to life through the delightfully kinetic images of Tony Fucile.

Item No. 9780763659547
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Bink & Gollie: The Completely Marvelous Collection
Alison McGhee and Kate DiCamillo

Collect the complete -- and completely marvelous! -- Bink & Gollie series in a boxed set bonanza.

Whether exploring the wonders of the state fair, attempting to set a world record, or just relaxing with some pancakes and peanut butter, Bink and Gollie are irresistibly witty, imaginative, and adventurous -- just the sort of friends young readers love. Now, in a boxed set, kids can savor all of their outrageously funny escapades, created by the brilliant pairing of authors Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee with illustrator Tony Fucile. Featured are paperback editions of:
- Bink & Gollie
- Bink & Gollie: Two for One
- Bink & Gollie: Best Friends Forever

Item No. 9780763675363
$19.99
Henry Aaron's Dream (Softcover)
Tavares, Matt
"This rousing tribute should resonate with a wide audience." --School Library Journal (starred review)

Before he was Hammerin' Hank, Henry Aaron was a young boy growing up in Mobile, Alabama, with what seemed like a foolhardy dream: to be a big-league baseball player. He didn't have a bat. He didn't have a ball. And there wasn't a single black ballplayer in the major leagues. But none of this could stop him. In a captivating biography of Henry Aaron's young life, Matt Tavares pays inspiring homage to one of baseball's all-time greats.

Item No. 9780763676544
$4.99
Juana & Lucas
Medina, Juana
Winner of the 2017 Pura Belpré Author Award

Fans of Judy Moody and Clarice Bean will love Juana, the spunky young Colombian girl who stars in this playful, abundantly illustrated new series.

Juana loves many things -- drawing, eating Brussels sprouts, living in Bogotá, Colombia, and especially her dog, Lucas, the best amigo ever. She does not love wearing her itchy school uniform, solving math problems, or going to dance class. And she especially does not love learning the English. Why is it so important to learn a language that makes so little sense? But when Juana's abuelos tell her about a special trip they are planning--one that Juana will need to speak English to go on--Juana begins to wonder whether learning the English might be a good use of her time after all. Hilarious, energetic, and utterly relatable, Juana will win over los corazones -- the hearts -- of readers everywhere in her first adventure, presented by namesake Juana Medina.

Item No. 9780763672089
$14.99
Juana & Lucas (Softcover)
Medina, Juana
"Refreshingly original. . . . Medina's beautiful, vivid prose conjures the Colombian setting with tactile language. . . . The story itself is a giant hug." -- The New York Times Book Review

Fans of Judy Moody and Clarice Bean will love Juana, the spunky young Colombian girl who stars in this playful, abundantly illustrated series. Juana loves many things: drawing, living in Bogotá, Colombia, and especially her dog, Lucas, the best amigo ever. She does not love wearing her itchy school uniform, solving math problems, or learning the English. Why is it so important to learn a language that makes so little sense? Hilarious, energetic, and utterly relatable, Juana will win over los corazones (the hearts) of readers everywhere.

Item No. 9781536206395
$7.99
Mercy Watson #1: Mercy Watson to Rescue - Autographed
DiCamillo, Kate

The first adventure of this New York Times best-selling porcine wonder is available in paperback.

To Mr. and Mrs. Watson, Mercy is not just a pig -- she's a porcine wonder. And to the portly and good-natured Mercy, the Watsons are an excellent source of buttered toast, not to mention that buttery-toasty feeling she gets when she snuggles into bed with them. This is not, however, so good for the Watsons' bed. BOOM! CRACK! As the bed and its occupants slowly sink through the floor, Mercy escapes in a flash - "to alert the fire department," her owners assure themselves. But could Mercy possibly have another emergency in mind -- like a sudden craving for their neighbors' sugar cookies? Welcome to the wry and endearing world of Mercy Watson -- an ebullient character for early chapter-book readers in a series that's destined to be a classic.

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Mercy Watson (Book 1) To the Rescue
DiCamillo, Kate

The first adventure of this New York Times best-selling porcine wonder is available in paperback.

To Mr. and Mrs. Watson, Mercy is not just a pig -- she's a porcine wonder. And to the portly and good-natured Mercy, the Watsons are an excellent source of buttered toast, not to mention that buttery-toasty feeling she gets when she snuggles into bed with them. This is not, however, so good for the Watsons' bed. BOOM! CRACK! As the bed and its occupants slowly sink through the floor, Mercy escapes in a flash - "to alert the fire department," her owners assure themselves. But could Mercy possibly have another emergency in mind -- like a sudden craving for their neighbors' sugar cookies? Welcome to the wry and endearing world of Mercy Watson -- an ebullient character for early chapter-book readers in a series that's destined to be a classic.

Item No. 9780763645045
$5.99
Mercy Watson (Book 2) Goes for a Ride
DiCamillo, Kate

The New York Times best-selling porcine wonder finds herself behind the wheel in this hilarious adventure available in paperback.

Mr. and Mrs. Watson's porcine wonder, Mercy, loves nothing more than a ride in the car. It takes a fair amount of nudging and bribing and a "You are such a good sport, darling" to get the portly pig out of the driver's seat, but once the convertible is on the road, Mercy loves the feel of the wind tickling her ears and the sun on her snout. One day the Watsons' motoring ritual takes an unexpected turn, however, when their elderly neighbor Baby Lincoln pops up in the backseat in hopes of some "folly and adventure" -- and in the chaos that ensues, an exuberant Mercy ends up behind the wheel! Soon there's a policeman on her tail, a struggle for the brake, and a blissfully airborne Mercy. Of course, it's nothing that an extra helping of buttered toast can't fix!

Item No. 9780763645052
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Mercy Watson (Book 3) Fights Crime
DiCamillo, Kate

"Another rollicking addition starring the porcine wonder. . . . Will keep newly independent readers turning the pages. -- School Library Journal (starred review)

Leroy Ninker is a small man with a big dream: he wants to be a cowboy, but for now he's just a thief. In fact, Leroy is robbing the Watsons' kitchen right this minute! As he drags the toaster across the counter -- screeeeeech -- and drops it into his bag -- clannngggg -- little does he know that a certain large pig who loves toast with a great deal of butter is stirring from sleep. Even less could he guess that comedy of errors (not to mention the buttery sweets in his pocket) will soon lead this little man on the wild and raucous rodeo ride he's always dreamed of! Nosy neighbors, astonished firemen, a puzzled policeman, and the ever-doting Watsons return for a tongue-in-snout adventure about Kate DiCamillo's delightfully single-minded pig.

Item No. 9780763649524
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Mercy Watson (Book 4) Princess in Disguise
DiCamillo, Kate

"Halloween was made for carefree Mercy Watson." -- School Library Journal

When the Watsons decide to zip their porcine wonder into a formfitting princess dress for Halloween -- complete with tiara -- they are certain that Mercy will be beautiful beyond compare. Mercy is equally certain she likes the sound of trick-or-treating and can picture piles of buttered toast already. As for the Lincoln Sisters next door, how could they know that their cat would lead them all on a Halloween "parade" of hysterical proportions? Kate DiCamillo's beguiling pig is back in a tale full of treats, tricky turns, hijinks, and high humor.

Item No. 9780763649517
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Mercy Watson (Book 5) Think Like a Pig
DiCamillo, Kate

Can Mercy Watson outwit Animal Control? The porcine wonder's on the lam in her latest tongue-in-snout adventure!

Mercy's appetite has got her into trouble again. When Eugenia Lincoln's pansies go missing, Animal Control Officer Francine Poulet arrives on the scene. But as she soon discovers, not just anyone can think like a pig. Especially when that pig is porcine wonder Mercy Watson!

Item No. 9780763652319
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Mercy Watson (Book 6) Something Wonky This Way Comes
DiCamillo, Kate

"Youngsters are sure to delight in the exploits of this butter-loving pig, savoring the 'wonky in the extreme' text and energetic, innocent art." --School Library Journal

Some may find it wonky to take a pig to the drive-in. But not the Watsons, who think the movie's title, When Pigs Fly, is inspirational. And not their beloved Mercy, who is inspired by the scent of real butter from the theater's Bottomless Buckets of popcorn. As they pull up in their convertible, Mercy lifts up her snout and becomes a pig on a mission, leading a delirious chase that's trailed by hapless rescuers reunited from Mercy's earlier adventures.

Item No. 9780763652326
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Mercy Watson Series Boxed Set
DiCamillo, Kate

Oh, Mercy! Pig out on the first six adventures in the New York Times best-selling series, all tucked together in one enticing box--the perfect gift!

Foiling a robber, driving a car, squeezing into a tutu--is there anything the porcine wonder won't do in her single-minded pursuit of treats, buttered toast, or just a rollicking fun time? And who knows what other adventures twinkle in her mischievous eyes? Here, for Mercy Watson's loyal fans and new friends, comes a big fat paperback collection of pig tales that will have readers squealing with delight. Included are:

Mercy Watson to the Rescue
Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride
Mercy Watson Fights Crime
Mercy Watson: Princess in Disguise
Mercy Watson Thinks Like a Pig
Mercy Watson: Something Wonky This Way Comes

Item No. 9780763657093
$29.99
Mouse Scouts #1
Dillard, Sarah
For fans of Ivy and Bean and Junie B. Jones comes a brand-new chapter book series: Mouse Scouts!

Meet Violet, Tigerlily, Hyacinth, Petunia, Junebug, and Cricket, six new Mouse Scouts who are trustworthy and strong, thrifty and brave . . . and destined to be friends to the end! Best friends Violet and Tigerlily can't wait to start earning their merit badges. But their troop leader, Miss Poppy, is one strict rodent. And earning their first badge--planting a vegetable garden--is hard work. Will the troop drive unwanted pests from the garden and earn their Sow It and Grow It badge? And will they ever get Miss Poppy to smile?

Brimming with lively black-and-white illustrations--including pages from the official Mouse Scout Handbook, plus diagrams, games, activities, and more--this darling new series is just right for chapter book readers.

Item No. 9780385756020
$6.99