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Chapter Books: Ages 6-12

Pie in the Sky
Lai, Remy

A poignant, laugh-out-loud illustrated middle-grade novel about an eleven-year-old boy's immigration experience, his annoying little brother, and their cake-baking hijinks! Perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier and Gene Luen Yang!

A Parents Magazine Best Kids Book of...

Item No. 9781250314109
$12.99
Piecing Me Together
Watson, Renée

Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner
New York Times bestseller
Timely and timeless. --Jacqueline Woodson
Important and deeply moving. --John Green

Acclaimed author Renee Watson offers a powerful story about a girl striving for...

Item No. 9781681191072
$9.99
Platypus Police Squad #1
Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Platypus Police Squad: The Frog Who Croaked is the first in a series of zany, action-packed middle-grade mysteries featuring platypus police detectives Rick Zengo and Corey O’Malley.
 
When a call comes in about a crime down at the docks involving a missing schoolteacher...

Item No. 9780062071644
$12.99
Platypus Police Squad #2 Ostrich Conspiracy
Krosoczka, Jarrett J

Jarrett J. Krosoczka is back with The Ostrich Conspiracy, the second installment in a fast-paced, action-packed, and hilarious middle-grade series featuring two platypus detectives, perfect for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Big Nate, and Lunch Lady.

The opening of the Kalamazoo...

Item No. 9780062071668
$12.99
Platypus Police Squad #2 Ostrich Conspiracy - Autographed

Jarrett J. Krosoczka is back with The Ostrich Conspiracy, the second installment in a fast-paced, action-packed, and hilarious middle-grade series featuring two platypus detectives, perfect for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Big Nate, and Lunch Lady.

The...

Item No. AUTOKRO21
$12.99
Platypus Police Squad #3 Last Panda Standing
Jarrett J. Krosoczka

From Jarrett J. Krosoczka comes Last Panda Standing, the third installment in the hilarious, high-action illustrated middle grade series featuring two platypus detectives, perfect for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Big Nate, and Jarrett's own Lunch Lady series.

The Kalamazoo City...

Item No. 9780062071682
$12.99
Playing the Cards You Are Dealt
Johnson, Varian

"With a deft hand, Johnson shows us there's no such thing as too young when it comes to questioning big ideas like manhood, or even family." -Jason Reynolds, New York Times bestselling author of Look Both Ways and Stamped

Literary powerhouse and...

Item No. 9781338348538
$16.99
Pony
Palacio, R J

The worldwide phenomenon Wonder showed over 13 million readers how to choose kind. Now, the #1 New York Times bestselling author is back with an enthralling adventure that will show readers how to choose courage. A modern classic about a boy on a quest to rescue his father,...

Item No. 9780553508116
$17.99
Premeditated Myrtle (Softcover)
Bunce, Elizabeth C
A 2021 Edgar(R) Award Winner, Best Juvenile
A BookPage Best Book of 2020: Middle Grade
A Mighty Girl's 2020 Books of the Year

Introducing Myrtle Hardcastle, your favorite new amateur detective: a wickedly smart twelve-year-old with a keen...

Item No. 9781643751870
$8.95
Pride: Celebrating Diversity & Community
For LGBTQ people and their supporters, Pride events are an opportunity to honor the past, protest injustice, and celebrate a diverse and vibrant community. The high point of Pride, the Pride Parade, is spectacular and colorful. But there is a whole lot more to Pride than rainbow flags and amazing...
Item No. 9781459821248
$24.95
Princess Stories: The Princess of the Springs
Finch, Mary
A brave young princess sets out on a dangerous adventure to rescue both her mother and her baby son in this traditional tale from BrazilNnew in this series of first chapter books for early readers. Illustrations.
Item No. 9781782851011
$8.99
Ramona Quimby, Age 8
Cleary, Beverly

In this edition of the Newbery Honor Book Ramona Quimby, Age 8, the timeless classic features a special foreword written by actress, producer, and author Amy Poehler, as well as an exclusive interview with Beverly Cleary herself.

Ramona likes that she's old enough...

Item No. 9780380709564
$7.99
Rapunzel's Revenge
Hale, Dean

This stunning, hilarious, and action-packed graphic novel co-written by New York Times bestselling and Newbery Honor winning author Shannon Hale re-imagines Rapunzel's story . . . in the wild west!

Rapunzel escapes her tower-prison all on her own, only to discover a world...

Item No. 9781599902883
$16.99
Rea and the Blood of the Nectar
Doshi, Payal

An ordinary girl.

A missing...

Item No. 9781645437635
$19.95
Real Pigeons Fight Crime #1
McDonald, Andrew
Spending too much time staring at birds out your window? Well take another look, because what looks like an ordinary pigeon might just be saving your butt! Meet the heroic pigeons secretly flying around chasing bad guys in this hilarious illustrated series perfect for fans of BAD GUYS and DOG...
Item No. 9780593119426
$13.99
Rebound
Alexander, Kwame
From the New York Times best-selling author Kwame Alexander comes Rebound, the dynamic prequel to his Newbery Award-winning novel in verse, The Crossover.

Before Josh and Jordan Bell were streaking up and down the court, their father was learning his own moves. Chuck Bell...

Item No. 9780544868137
$16.99
Reluctant Dragon 75th Anniversary Edition (Paperback)
Grahame, Kenneth
From the author of The Wind In the Willows and illustrator of Winnie the Pooh, comes the original, high-quality edition of this classic story later made into a Disney movie.

In this beloved classic, a kind, young boy befriends a poetry-loving dragon living in the Downs...

Item No. 9780823428212
$6.95
Rez Dogs
Bruchac, Joseph

****Four starred reviews!****

From the U.S.'s foremost Indigenous children's author comes a middle grade verse novel set during the COVID-19 pandemic, about a Wabanaki girl's quarantine on her grandparents' reservation and the local dog that becomes her best friend...

Item No. 9780593326213
$16.99
Ricky Ricotta #1 Mighty Robot (Paperback)
Pilkey, Dav
From Dav Pilkey, creator of Captain Underpants, and acclaimed artist Dan Santat, an out-of-this-world friendship adventure with all-new full-color illustrations!

Meet Ricky Ricotta, a little mouse with a big problem!Ricky Ricotta lives in Squeakyville with his mom and dad. Ricky has a hard...
Item No. 9780545630092
$5.99
Ricky Ricotta #2 Mutant Mosquitoes (Paperback)
Pilkey, Dav
From Dav Pilkey, creator of Captain Underpants, and acclaimed artist Dan Santat, an out-of-this-world friendship adventure with all-new full-color illustrations!

Ricky Ricotta may be small, but he has the biggest best friend around!There's nothing better than being buddies with a giant flying...
Item No. 9780545630108
$5.99
Ricky Ricotta #3 Voodoo Vultures (Paperback)
Pilkey, Dav
From Dav Pilkey, creator of Captain Underpants, and acclaimed artist Dan Santat, an out-of-this-world friendship adventure with all-new full-color illustrations!

Ricky Ricotta and his Mighty Robot are best buddies -- but with big friends come big responsibilities...Ricky and his Mighty Robot...
Item No. 9780545630115
$5.99
Ricky Ricotta #4 Mecha-Monkeys from Mars (Paperback)
Pilkey, Dav
From Dav Pilkey, creator of Captain Underpants, and acclaimed artist Dan Santat, an out-of-this-world friendship adventure with all-new full-color illustrations!

Best friends always stick together -- especially when they are in trouble!Ricky Ricotta and his Mighty Robot always watch out for...
Item No. 9780545630122
$5.99
Ricky Ricotta #5 Jurassic Jackrabbits (Paperback)
Pilkey, Dav
From Dav Pilkey, creator of Captain Underpants, and acclaimed artist Dan Santat, an out-of-this-world friendship adventure with all-new full-color illustrations!

Ricky Ricotta and his Mighty Robot are ready for the best day ever!Today is Ricky's birthday, and it's off to a great start! After...
Item No. 9780545630139
$5.99
Ricky Ricotta #6 Stupid Stinkbugs (Paperback)
Pilkey, Dav
From Dav Pilkey, creator of Captain Underpants, and acclaimed artist Dan Santat, a thrilling friendship adventure with all-new full-color illustrations and mini-comics throughout!

Ricky Ricotta and his Mighty Robot are in another stinky situation!Ricky's family is headed to Cousin Lucy's...
Item No. 9780545630146
$5.99
Ricky Ricotta #7 Uranium Unicorns (Paperback)
Pilkey, Dav
From Dav Pilkey, creator of Captain Underpants, and acclaimed artist Dan Santat, a thrilling friendship adventure with all-new full-color illustrations and mini-comics throughout!

Having a big best friend isn't always big fun...Ricky Ricotta loves his Mighty Robot. They do everything together...
Item No. 9780545630153
$5.99