• September/October: Percy Jackson & the Olympians, The Lightning Thief (Lexile 740)

    by Rick Riordan Year Published:

    Bold, epic, and colossally entertaining, this adventure tells the story of an average kid who turns out to be half Greek god—so he has to deal with mortal drama and fighting monsters.

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  • September/October: A Pet for Flyguy (K–2)

    by Tedd Arnold Year Published:

    It seems like everyone else at the park has a pet, so Fly Guy wants one too. But dogs are too slobbery, crickets are too jumpy, and frogs are too hungry for insects. What is the right pet for a fly?

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  • September/October: I Survived the Destruction of Pompeii, 79 A.D. Grades 3-5

    by Lauren Tarshis, illustrated by Scott Dawson Year Published:

    With heart-pounding action and high emotional stakes, this well-researched fiction series brings historical disasters to life through the eyes of people who experience them. Each chapter book puts an ordinary kid in the middle of a terrifying event, from a devastating hurricane to an infamous shipwreck. With determination and a bit of luck, these characters survive dangerous situations, reunite with their friends and families, and start to rebuild their lives.

    Told in short, gripping chapters with striking black-and-white illustrations, the I Survived stories keep readers on the edges of their seats as they learn about important current events and moments in history. Thoughtful author's notes provide additional background information, timelines, and research and writing tips. 

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  • September/October: Big Nate, Great Minds Think Alike Grades 3-5

    by Lincoln Peirce Year Published:

    Some people don't understand Nate Wright, and he thinks he knows why: they're not smart enough. Nate's a sixth grade dynamo with a backpack full of brilliant ideas, but he's surrounded by people who just don't get it. His teachers keep throwing him in detention for no reason. His friends laugh at his attempts to set a new world record. And his dad becomes a neighborhood laughingstock by handing out soy nuts on Halloween.

    If great minds really do think alike, maybe that explains Nate's problems: he's got the only great mind around. 

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  • September/October: I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916 (Lexile 610)

    by Lauren Tarshis Year Published:

    History's most exciting and terrifying events come to life in these stories of amazing kids and how they survived.

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  • September/October: No David! (Pre-K/K)

    by David Shannon Year Published:

    Like lots of little kids, David sometimes has difficulty doing the right thing. In fact, his mom is always saying no. No reaching for the cookie jar. No tracking mud on the rug. And definitely no playing baseball in the house. Sometimes David gets a little carried away, and his mom sends him to the time-out chair or to his room. But despite all his mistakes, there's one thing David can be sure of: that his mother loves him more than anything in the world.

    It's a hilariously realistic look at the challenges of being a child and a reassuring reminder of the unconditional love parents have for their kids. 

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  • September/October: Pete the Cat and the New Guy- PreK-1

    by by Kimberly Dean , James Dean Year Published:

    When Pete finally meets Gus, he realizes they're very different from each other…but that's what makes the new kid cool! The message of acceptance shines through and is perfect for young readers learning to navigate social waters. Fans of Pete the Cat will delight in the rhythmic storytelling and fun repetition throughout the book.

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  • September/October: Second Grade Rules! Grade 2

    by Abby Klein , illustrated by John McKinley Year Published:

    Freddy has a new teacher, classroom, and haircut. Does that mean he needs to find a new best friend too?

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