Early Readers

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In a dark, dark room, and other scary stories

Alvin Schwartz

jREADER Schwartz, Alvin
Early Readers

Seven scary stories to tell at night in front of a fire or in the dark, based on traditional stories and folktales from various countries.

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Beneath the bed and other scary stories

Max Brallier

jREADER Brallier Max
Early Readers

The kids at school dare John to visit the old house on the hill at night, and when he and his sister go in they find dusty dishes set on the table, a book open like it is waiting for a reader, and something hiding under the bed in the attic--and that is only one of the five scary stories with unexpected twists that are included in this collection.

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This book is the first in a series of three. It's pretty creepy so I would suggest it for readers 8 and up. My 7.5 year old grandson read this book over and over again until he told me to take it back, "This book creeped me out, Mimi!" -Karen

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Otter and Owl say I'm sorry

Crystal Bowman

jREADER Bowman, Crystal
Kids, Early Readers

"Otter has a brand new scooter! And Owl has a fun idea. But when that idea ends in disaster, Owl feels like a bad friends. Will Otter ever forgive him?"--P. [4].

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Owl has a big idea that ends in disaster, and he's worried that his friendship with Otter is ruined---just like he ruined Otter's scooter. But the friends learn about friendship and forgiveness in this story. -Angie

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Baloney and friends

Greg Pizzoli

jREADER Baloney
Early Readers, Early Chapter Books, Graphic Novels

"Meet Baloney! He's a pig. This book is about him. And also Peanut, his best friend. There's Bizz, too, of course. And Krabbit. He'd rather not be here, but what can you do?"--Provided by publisher.

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The new series from Greg Pizzoli is hilarious! I can hardly wait for the next installment. -Casey

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Baloney and friends

Greg Pizzoli

jREADER Pizzoli, Greg
Early Readers, Graphic Novels, Humor

"Meet Baloney! He's a pig. This book is about him. And also Peanut, his best friend. There's Bizz, too, of course. And Krabbit. He'd rather not be here, but what can you do?"--Provided by publisher.

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Baloney and Friends is absolutely hilarious. If you haven't picked this one up yet, I highly recommend it. -Casey

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A day at the museum

Christine A. Platt

jREADER Platt Christin
Early Readers

"It's a surprise visit! Ana & Andrew are excited when Grandma comes to visit. While she is there, the family tours the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture and learns about important African American achievements"--Page [4] of cover.

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Pedro for president

Fran Manushkin

jREADER Manushki Fran
Early Readers

Pedro runs for class president against his friend Katie Woo.

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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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I am a super girl!

Kelly Greenawalt

eBOOK
Early Readers

In rhyming text Princess Truly, super girl, uses her super powers to help her friend Lizzie celebrate her cat's first birthday, and when things go a little wrong, she gives Lizzie the confidence to believe that she too is a super girl.

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Harold & Hog pretend for real!

Mo Willems

jREADER Willems Mo
Kids, Early Readers

Can the friendship of best friends Harold and Hog, a carefree elephant and a careful hog, survive a game of pretending to be Mo Willems's Elephant and Piggie?

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This meta–early reader begins (between the end pages and the title page) with the famous duo Elephant and Piggie expressing excitement about reading a book about a pig and an elephant who happen to be best friends, just like them. Piggie holds a copy of Harold & Hog Pretend for Real!—which is identical to the book readers are holding, leading them to believe that the characters are reading the same book. Piggie and elephant Gerald then open the cover of the book just as elephant Harold and Hog push it open from the inside, and the story seamlessly shifts to the latter pair’s perspective. Harold and Hog—illustrated with depth and fairly realistically, compared to the cartoonlike Piggie and Gerald—are excited to see the famous duo, and Harold suggests they pretend to be them. Harold then produces round, wire-rimmed glasses for himself and a cartoon pig’s snout for Hog so that they can pretend “for real.” Unfortunately, Hog is “too CAREFUL to be Piggie,” and Harold is “too CAREFREE to be Gerald!” The question then arises: Can Harold and Hog’s friendship survive this game? Building on the popular Elephant and Piggie books and with the frame story contributed by Mo Willems, Santat creates yet another early reader that is at once playful, self-aware, and perceptive in its exploration of the differences of personalities and the complications (or simplicities) of friendship. A hoot for readers who already know Elephant and Piggie. -Kirkus Reviews -Angie