Early Chapter Books

Women's suffrage book cover

Women's suffrage

Nancy Ohlin

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Early Chapter Books

"When people think about the women's suffrage movement, things like voting rights and protests may come to mind. But what was the movement all about, and what social change did it bring? Find out interesting, little-known facts such as how the suffragists were the first people to ever picket the White House and how the nineteenth amendment granting women the right to vote passed by only one vote when a legislator changed his vote to "yes" after receiving a letter from his mother telling him to "do the right thing.""--

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Alex Gino

jFICTION Gino Alex
Kids, Early Chapter Books, LGBTQ+

Knowing herself to be a girl despite her outwardly male appearance, George is denied a female role in the class play before teaming up with a friend to reveal her true self.

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This sweet, lovely book follows a 10-year-old girl named Melissa. The bad news is, everybody else thinks that she's a boy named George, because that's the gender and name she was assigned at birth. This book models compassion, acceptance, love, and empowerment. Great for little kids, older kids, and adults--just keep in mind that it was written for readers around the ages 8-12. -Amanda

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Carl Hiaasen

Early Chapter Books

When imposing biology teacher Mrs. Bunny Starch goes missing, Nick and Marta suspect foul play.

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This is one of the best road trip books ever. Ed Asner's narration is excellent, the story is great, and it's sure to please everyone in the car - young and old. -Kara

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The princess in black

Shannon Hale

jFICTION Hale Shannon
Early Chapter Books

Hiding her secret identity as a monster-fighting superhero, Princess Magnolia interrupts her fancy tea with the unsuspecting Duchess Wigtower to stop a big blue monster from endangering her kingdom's goats.

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This is not your typical princess! Get ready to fight crime and save the kingdom with Princess Magnolia. -Casey

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R. J Palacio

jFICTION Palacio, R. J.
Kids, Early Chapter Books

Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.

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I'm not crying; you're crying. Wonder is one of those books you want everyone to read. -Meredith

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Alvin Ho : Allergic to girls, school, and other scary things

Lenore Look

jFICTION Look, Lenore
Fiction, Adventure, Kids, Early Chapter Books

A young boy in Concord, Massachusetts, who loves superheroes and comes from a long line of brave Chinese farmer-warriors, wants to make friends, but first he must overcome his fear of everything.

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The mystery of the stolen diamonds /

David A Adler

jFICTION Adler, David A.
Fiction, Mystery, Kids, Early Chapter Books

A fifth-grader with a photographic memory and her friend Eric help solve the mystery of the stolen diamonds.

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Anna Hibiscus


jFICTION Atinuke
Fiction, Kids, Early Chapter Books

Linked short stories star Anna Hibiscus, who lives in a large house in a compound in "amazing Africa" with baby brothers Double and Trouble, parents and extended family.

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The absent author

Ron Roy

Fiction, Mystery, Kids, Early Chapter Books

Dink Duncan and his two friends investigate the apparent kidnapping of famous mystery author Wallis Wallace.

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Bad kitty gets a bath

Nick Bruel

jFICTION Bruel, Nick
Fiction, Humor, Kids, Early Chapter Books

Takes a humorous look at the normal way cats bathe, why it is inappropriate for humans to bathe that way, and the challenges of trying to give a cat a real bath with soap and water. Includes fun facts, glossary, and other information.

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