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Chapter Books: Ages 6-12

Jazz Owls
Engle, Margarita
"Perfect for history buffs, dance enthusiasts, poets, and just about anyone looking for a great story." --School Library Journal (starred review)

From the Young People's Poet Laureate Margarita Engle comes a searing novel in verse about the Zoot Suit Riots of 1943.


Item No. 9781534409446
Journey of Little Charlie
Curtis, Christopher Paul
Newbery Medalist Christopher Paul Curtis brings his trademark humor and heart to the story of a boy struggling to do right in the face of history's cruelest evils.

The National Book Award finalist by Christopher Paul Curtis!Twelve-year-old Charlie is down on his luck: His sharecropper...
Item No. 9780545156660
Jungle Book
Kipling, Rudyard
Award-winning illustrator Robert Ingpen offers his stunning version of another classic: Rudyard Kiplings beloved stories of the boy Mowgli, rescued and raised by tigers in the heart of the jungle. The tales feature such unforgettable creatures such as Bagheera, the graceful black panther; Baloo,...
Item No. 9781402782848
Kenny & the Book of Beasts - Autographed
Diterlizzi, Tony
In this highly anticipated sequel to New York Times bestselling and Caldecott Honor-winning author Tony DiTerlizzi's Kenny and the Dragon, Kenny must cope with many changes in his life--including the fear that he's losing his best friend.

What can come between two best...

Item No. 9781416983163
Kenny & the Book of Beasts (Softcover)
Diterlizzi, Tony
In this highly anticipated sequel to New York Times bestselling and Caldecott Honor-winning author Tony DiTerlizzi's Kenny and the Dragon, Kenny must cope with many changes in his life--including the fear that he's losing his best friend.

What can come between two best...

Item No. 9781442486508
Kenny and the Dragon (Hardcover)

What do you do when your new best buddy has been designated a scourge by the community and marked for imminent extermination? Just ask Kenny Rabbit. When the simple folks in the sleepy little village of Roundbrook catch wind that there's a dragon running loose in the countryside, they get the...

Item No. 9781416939771
King and the Dragonflies (with Autographed Bookplate)
Callender, Kacen

A 2021 Coretta Scott King Honor Book!

Winner of the 2020 National Book Award for Young People's Literature!

Winner of the 2020 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Fiction and Poetry!

In a small but turbulent Louisiana town, one boy's...

Item No. 9781338129342
Labyrinth of Dreaming Books
Moers, Walter
Hildegunst von Mythenmetz, hailed as Zamonia's greatest writer, is on vacation in Lindworm Castle when a disturbing message reaches him, and he must return to Bookholm to investigate a mystery. The magnificently rebuilt city has once again become a metropolis of storytelling and the book trade....
Item No. 9781468307146
Language of Seabirds
Taylor, Will

A sweet, tender middle-grade story of two boys finding first love with each other over a seaside summer.

Jeremy is not excited about the prospect of spending the summer with his dad and his uncle in a seaside cabin in Oregon. It's the first summer after his parents' divorce, and he...

Item No. 9781338753738
Leaving Lymon PB
Cline-Ransome, Lesa
A companion novel to Finding Langston, recipient of a Coretta Scott King Writing Honor and winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction.

Behind every bad boy is a story worth hearing and at least one chance for redemption. It's 1946 and Lymon, uprooted from his life in...

Item No. 9780823449422
Leeva at Last
Pennypacker, Sara

Award-winning, bestselling author Sara Pennypacker and illustrator Matthew Cordell come together in this hilarious absurdist tale about a precocious girl who transforms her community in surprising ways.

What are people for?

That's the burning question on the...

Item No. 9780063114425
Like Magic
Vickers, Elaine

"An endlessly endearing story of three girls' pursuit of friendship and the beauty and challenge of what it means to be 10." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Like Magic is truly a treasure." --Liz Garton Scanlon, author of ...

Item No. 9780062414328
Lily and The Night Creatures
Lake, Nick
A young girl sets out to defeat the evil spirits inhabiting her home in this delightfully dark middle grade adventure perfect for fans of Coraline and Margaret Peterson Haddix's The Strangers.

Lily is used to hospitals--she's spent more time in them than out of them thanks...

Item No. 9781534494619
Linnets & Valerians
Goudge, Elizabeth

One of England's best-loved children's book writers spins a fantasy adventure with animals, magic, and danger.

When Nan, Robert, Timothy, and Betsy's father went off to explore in Egypt, he left the children with their grandmother who lived in the English countryside. Unfortunately...

Item No. 9781567925210
Little Princess
Burnett, Frances Hodgson
Sara Crewe is a gifted and well-mannered child, and Captain Crewe, her father, is an extraordinary wealthy man. So Miss Minchin, headmistress of Sara's new boarding school in London, is pleased to treat Sara as her star pupil--a pampered little princess.

But suddenly, one dreadful day, Sara's...

Item No. 9780064401876
Little Women (Hardcover)
Alcott, Louisa May
Louisa May Alcott's classic tale of four sisters in a deluxe hardcover edition, with beautiful cover illustrations by Anna Bond, the artist behind world-renowned stationery brand Rifle Paper Co.

Grown-up Meg, tomboyish Jo, timid Beth, and precocious Amy. The four March sisters...
Item No. 9780147514011
Little Women (Softcover)
Alcott, Louisa May
Come laugh and cry with the March family in this beloved classic.

Meg - the sweet-tempered one. Jo - the smart one. Beth - the shy one. Amy - the sassy one.
Together they're the March sisters. Their father is away at war and times are difficult, but the bond between the sisters is...

Item No. 9780142408766
Woodson, Jacqueline
Finalist for the National Book Award

When Lonnie was seven years old, his parents died in a fire. Now he's eleven, and he still misses them terribly. And he misses his little sister, Lili, who was put into a different foster home because not a lot of people want boys-not foster boys that...

Item No. 9780142415528
LOL 101: A Kid's Guide to Writing Jokes
Shah, Rinee
Want to write your own jokes? This book shows you how!

Packed with fun-filled illustrations, easy-to-follow exercises, and sample jokes, this humorous how-to joke book for kids proves that with a little elbow grease, anyone can write jokes that really make people LOL....

Item No. 9781797213927
Long Way Down PB
Reynolds, Jason
"An intense snapshot of the chain reaction caused by pulling a trigger." --Booklist (starred review)
"Astonishing." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"A tour de force." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

A Newbery Honor Book
A Coretta Scott...

Item No. 9781481438261
Look Both Ways
Reynolds, Jason
Carnegie Medal winner
A National Book Award Finalist
Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book
An NPR Favorite Book of 2019
A New York Times Best Children's Book of 2019

A Time Best Children's Book of 2019
A Today...
Item No. 9781481438292
Loteria PB
Valenti, Karla Arenas

The turn of a card could change your destiny in this captivating middle grade adventure based on the Lotería card game and perfect for fans of Coco. While searching for her missing cousin, a young girl is transported to a mythical kingdom, becoming entangled in a perilous game of...

Item No. 9780593176993
Louisiana's Way Home
DiCamillo, Kate
As featured on The Today Show's Read with Jenna Jr. Book Club

From two-time Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo comes the New York Times bestselling story of discovering who you are -- and deciding who you want to be.

When Louisiana Elefante's granny wakes her up in the...

Item No. 9780763694630
Love Like Sky
Youngblood, Leslie C
In this heartfelt middle-grade novel that "brims with charm and compassion" (Vashti Harrison, New York Times bestselling author of Little Leaders), eleven-year-old G-baby must bring her family together when her little sister faces a dangerous illness.

"Love ain't like...

Item No. 9781368019392
Love That Dog
Creech, Sharon

The Newbery Medal-winning author of Walk Two Moons, Sharon Creech, brings readers a story with enormous heart.

Love That Dog shows how one boy named Jack finds his voice with the help of a teacher, a pencil, some yellow paper, and of course, a...

Item No. 9780064409599