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Early Chapter Books

Imagination according to Humphrey book cover

Imagination according to Humphrey

Betty G. Birney

jREAD-ALONG Birney
Kids, Early Chapter Books

During a creative writing unit at Longfellow School, the students in Mrs. Brisbane's class practice using their imagination with their very own writing journals--and Humphrey finds out that writing from his imagination is harder than it looks.

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Junie B. Jones and a little monkey business

Barbara Park

jREAD-ALONG Park
Kids, Early Chapter Books

Through a misunderstanding, Junie B. thinks that her new baby brother is really a baby monkey, and her report of this news creates excitement and trouble in her kindergarten class.

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Junie B. Jones and the yucky blucky fruitcake

Barbara Park

jREAD-ALONG Park
Kids, Early Chapter Books

Junie, a spunky, sometimes exasperating, kindergartener, looks forward to winning lots of prizes at the school carnival, but a fruit cake was not exactly what she had in mind.

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Junie B. Jones is a graduation girl

Barbara Park

jREAD-ALONG Park
Kids, Early Chapter Books

Junie B. Jones has just turned six and is looking forward to her kindergarten graduation, but when grape juice stains the white gown she could not resist trying on, she is afraid graduation is ruined.

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Meet Yasmin!

Saadia Faruqi

jREADER Faruqi Saadia
Read Woke, Early Readers, Early Chapter Books

In this compilation of four separately published books, Pakistani American second grader Yasmin learns to cope with the small problems of school and home, while gaining confidence in her own skills and creative abilities.

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This series is great! I love that it's available in both the early reader stand alone and the combined chapter book formats. -Casey

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Juana & Lucas

Juana Medina

jFICTION Medina, Juana
Read Woke, Diverse Characters, Early Chapter Books

A spunky young girl from Colombia loves playing with her canine best friend and resists boring school activities, especially learning English, until her family tells her that a special trip is planned to an English-speaking place.

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Juana Medina's early chapter book series is delightful. Funny and realistic, this is a series not to miss. -Casey

Shanyaak'utlaa̲x book cover

Shanyaak'utlaa̲x

jE Salmon
Read Woke, Diverse Characters, Early Chapter Books

"After a Tlingit mother gives her son a dried piece of salmon with mold on the end, he flings it away in disgust, committing a taboo. This offends the Salmon People, who sweep him into the water and into their world, where they name him Shanyaak'utlaa̲x or Salmon Boy. Find out what happens to Shanyaak'utlaa̲x in this ancient Tlingit story"--Dust jacket.

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Sadiq and the desert star

Siman Nuurali

jFICTION Nuurali Siman
Read Woke, Black Lives Matter, Early Chapter Books

Sadiq's father is going on a business trip, but before he goes he tells Sadiq a story of the Desert Star, which fits in perfectly with Sadiq's third grade class field trip to the planetarium, and inspires Sadiq to build a simple telescope to study the stars when his father returns.

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Join Sadiq as he learns all about the solar system in this one! This is the first book in the Sadiq series. -Casey

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My footprints

Bao Phi

jE Phi
Early Chapter Books

Upset after being bullied, Thuy, a Vietnamese American, pretends she is different creatures, including an especially strong, wonderful being made up of her two mothers and herself. Includes note about the phoenix and the Sarabha.

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Freedom fire

Daniel José Older

jFICTION Older Daniel
Kids, Fiction, Fantasy, Early Chapter Books

Magdalys Roca and her friends from the Colored Orphan Asylum are heading southwest on the back of Stella, the giant pteranodon, to find Montez, her brother, wounded during the siege of Vicksburg; now they are heading into the heart of the fighting, depending on Magdalys' ability to communicate telepathically with dinosaurs--but one of the companions is not quite what she seems, and Magdalys's talent could make her a target for both sides.

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Fans of the acclaimed first Dactyl Hill chapter book will rejoice for the thrilling second book in the series! Background notes elaborate on the story’s elements. Intelligent, rousing, and abundantly diverse, this is every bit as satisfying as the first installment. Ages 8–12. -Angie