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Kids Read at the Library

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Amelia's Notebook

Amelia's Notebook
Series Title: Amelia's Notebook
by Moss, Marissa
J FICTION MOS
The hand-lettered contents of a nine-year-old girl's notebook, in which she records her thoughts and feelings about moving, starting school, and dealing with her older sister, as well as keeping her old best friend and making a new one.

Attack of the Mutant Underwear

Attack of the Mutant Underwear
by Birdseye, Tom
J FICTION BIR
Fifth-grader Cody Carson keeps a journal of his hopes for a fresh start in a town where nobody knows about his humiliating mistakes of the past, but before school even begins so does his embarrassment.

Bad Kitty Gets a Bath

Bad Kitty Gets a Bath
Series Title: Bad Kitty (chapter books)
by Bruel, Nick
J FICTION BRU
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.

Big Nate: In a Class By Himself

Big Nate: In a Class By Himself
Series Title: Big Nate
by Peirce, Lincoln
J FICTION PEI
Supremely confident middle school student Nate Wright manages to make getting detention from every one of his teachers in the same day seem like an achievement.

Clementine

Clementine
Series Title: Clementine
by Pennypacker, Sara
J FICTION PEN
While sorting through difficulties in her friendship with her neighbor Margaret, eight-year-old Clementine gains several unique hairstyles while also helping her father in his efforts to banish pigeons from the front of their apartment building.

Frindle

Frindle
by Clements, Andrew
J FICTION CLE
When he decides to turn his fifth grade teacher's love of the dictionary around on her, clever Nick Allen invents a new word and begins a chain of events that quickly moves beyond his control.

Heads or Tails: Stories From the Sixth Grade

Heads or Tails: Stories From the Sixth Grade
Series Title: Jack Henry books
by Gantos, Jack
J FICTION GAN
Jack's diary helps him deal with his problems which include dog-eating alligators, a terror for an older sister, a younger brother who keeps breaking parts of himself, and next-door neighbors who are really weird.

If a Tree Falls at Lunch Period

If a Tree Falls at Lunch Period
by Choldenko, Gennifer
J FICTION CHO
Kirsten and Walk, seventh-graders at an elite private school, alternate telling how race, wealth, weight, and other issues shape their relationships as they and other misfits stand up to a mean but influential classmate, even as they are uncovering a long-kept secret about themselves.

Knights of the Kitchen Table

Knights of the Kitchen Table
Series Title: Time Warp Trio
by Scieszka, Jon
J FICTION SCI
A present from Joe's magician uncle carries Joe, Fred, and Sam back into history. The three are looking at pictures of knights one minute and the next find they are battling fire-breathing dragons.

Lawn Boy

Lawn Boy
Series Title: Lawn Boy
by Paulsen, Gary
J Fiction
Book #1: Things get out of hand for a twelve-year-old boy when a neighbor convinces him to expand his summer lawn mowing business.

Lenny and Mel

Lenny and Mel
Series Title: Lenny and Mel
by Kraft, Erik P.
J FICTION KRA
Twin brothers observe a year's worth of holidays in some very unusual ways.

Let's Pretend This Never Happened

Let's Pretend This Never Happened
Series Title: Dear Dumb Diary series
by Benton, Jim
J FICTION BEN
In her diary, middle school student Jamie Kelly describes her life at home and at school, including her attempts to triumph over her nemesis, the beautiful and popular Angeline.

Little Wolf's Book of Badness

Little Wolf's Book of Badness
Series Title: Little Wolf Adventures
by Whybrow, Ian
J FICTION WHY
Little Wolf has been behaving too courteously, so his parents send him to his uncle's Big Bad Wolf school to learn to be a proper wolf.

Lunch Walks Among Us

Lunch Walks Among Us
Series Title: Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist
by Benton, Jim
J FICTION BEN
Franny K. Stein is a mad scientist who prefers all things spooky and creepy, but when she has trouble making friends at her new school she experiments with fitting in--which works until a monster erupts from the trashcan.

Martin Bridge Ready For Takeoff

Martin Bridge Ready For Takeoff
Series Title: Martin Bridge
by Kerrin, Jessica Scott
J FICTION KER
Meet Martin Bridge, a boy whose plans for a brilliant rocket, a substitute bus driver, and a very old hamster go terribly wrong in this trio of lively stories.

Middle School is Worse Than Meatloaf: A Year Told Through Stuff

Middle School is Worse Than Meatloaf: A Year Told Through Stuff
by Holm, Jennifer
J FICTION HOL
The first year of middle school can be exciting, or scarey, just ask Ginny.

Miss Daisy is Crazy!

Miss Daisy is Crazy!
Series Title: My Weird School
by Gutman, Dan
J FICTION GUT
Miss Daisy's unusual teaching methods surprise her second grade students, especially reluctant learner A.J.

Mission Unstoppable

Mission Unstoppable
Series Title: The Genius Files
by Gutman, Dan
J FICTION GUT
On a cross-country vacation with their parents, twins Coke and Pepsi, soon to be thirteen, fend off strange assassins as they try to come to terms with their being part of a top-secret government organization known as The Genius Files.

My Life as a Book

My Life as a Book
by Tashjian, Janet
J FICTION TAS
Dubbed a "reluctant reader" by his teacher, twelve-year-old Derek spends summer vacation learning important lessons even though he does not complete his summer reading list.

Niagara Falls, or does it?

Niagara Falls, or does it?
Series Title: Hank Zipzer
by Winkler, Henry
J FICTION WIN
Fourth-graders Hank, Ashley, and Frankie are excitedly preparing for a magic show at the Rock 'N Bowl when Hank's creative alternative to an English essay lands him in detention and grounded the week of the show.

Nightmare at the Book Fair

Nightmare at the Book Fair
by Gutman, Dan
J FICTION GUT
When fifth-grader Trip Kindleman, who does not like to read very much, is hit on the head by a heavy box and becomes a character in a series of different books--from a sports story to a science fiction novel to an adventure tale--his view of reading is changed forever.

Regarding the fountain : a tale, in letters, of liars and leaks

Regarding the fountain : a tale, in letters, of liars and leaks
Series Title: Regarding the...
by Klise, Kate
J FICTION KLI
When the principal asks a fifth-grader to write a letter regarding the purchase of a new drinking fountain for their school, he finds that all sorts of chaos results.

Return of the Homework Machine

Return of the Homework Machine
by Gutman, Dan
J FICTION GUT
After discarding their infamous homework machine, four friends, now in sixth grade, find themselves once again at the police station, this time giving testimony about an incident involving a powerful computer chip, a Grand Canyon treasure, and a dead body.

Schooled

Schooled
by Korman, Gordon
J FICTION KOR
Homeschooled by his hippie grandmother, Capricorn (Cap) Anderson has never watched television, tasted a pizza, or even heard of a wedgie, but when his grandmother lands in the hospital, Cap is forced to move in with a guidance counselor and attend the local middle school. While Cap knows a lot about tie-dyeing and Zen Buddhism, no education could prepare him for the politics of public school.

Sideways Stories From Wayside School

Sideways Stories From Wayside School
Series Title: Wayside School
by Sachar, Louis
J FICTION SAC
Humorous episodes from the classroom on the thirtieth floor of Wayside School, which was accidentally built sideways with one classroom on each story.

Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid

Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid
Series Title: Stink Moody
by McDonald, Megan
J FICTION MCD
The shortest kid in the second grade, James Moody, also known as Stink, learns all about the shortest president of the United States, James Madison, when they celebrate Presidents' Day at school.

The Curse of the Bologna Sandwich

The Curse of the Bologna Sandwich
Series Title: Melvin Beederman, Superhero
by Trine, Greg
J FICTION
After graduating from the superhero academy, Melvin Beederman heads for Los Angeles, where he unexpectedly teams up with Candace Brinkwater, school play actress, to nab the evil McNasty Brothers.

The Homework Machine

The Homework Machine
by Gutman, Dan
J FICTION GUT
Four fifth-grade students--a geek, a class clown, a teacher's pet, and a slacker--as well as their teacher and mothers, each relate events surrounding a computer programmed to complete homework assignments.

The Thing About Georgie: A Novel

The Thing About Georgie: A Novel
by Graff, Lisa
J FICTION GRA
Georgie's dwarfism causes problems, but he could always rely on his parents, his best friend, and classmate Jeanie the Meanie's teasing, until a surprising announcement, a new boy in school, and a class project shake things up.

The True Meaning of Smekday

The True Meaning of Smekday
by Rex, Adam
J FICTION REX
When her mother is abducted by aliens on Christmas Eve (or "Smekday" Eve since the Boov invasion), 11 year-old Tip hops in the family car and heads south to find her and meets an alien Boov mechanic who agrees to help her and save the planet from disaster.

Utterly Me, Clarice Bean

Utterly Me, Clarice Bean
Series Title: Clarice Bean
by Child, Lauren
J FICTION CHI
When someone steals the winner's trophy for the school book project, Clarice emulates her favorite book heroine, Ruby Redfort the detective.