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Ahlberg, Allan. The Children Who Smelled a Rat All the Gaskitts have a bad day when the baby rolls away in a shopping cart, the twins' teacher acts peculiar, and a lost bird tries to hypnotize the cat. (E,K,S,J,N,R,S,V) Avi. The End of the Beginning: Being the Adventures of a Small Snail Avon the snail and Edward, a take-charge ant, set off together on a journey to an undetermined destination in search of unspecified adventures. (E,K,G,J,N,R,S,V) Benton, Jim. Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist: Lunch Walks Among Us 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. (Books in this series are available at E,K,J,S,R,S,V) Byars, Betsy. Little Horse Little Horse falls into the stream and is swept away into a dangerous adventure and a new life. (Books in this series are available at E,K,S,N) Cleary, Beverly. Ramona the Pest Ramona's entry into kindergarten becomes a big event for all concerned when she makes her presence known. (E,K,S,J,N,R,S,V) Greene, Stephanie. Owen Foote: Money Man Ingenious eight-year-old Owen wants to make money for the things he absolutely needs, such as plastic vomit, but he tries to come up with some alternatives to earning an allowance, which sounds like too much work. (Books in this series are available at E,K,N,S,G,J,R,V) Haddix, Margaret Peterson. Say What? When their parents begin saying the wrong thing every time six-year-old Sukie and her older brothers misbehave, the children discover that it is a plot and fight back with their own wrong phrases. (E,K,J,N,S,V,G) Kerrin, Jessica Scott. Martin Bridge On the Lookout! A trio of illustrated stories in which Martin entertains an unwanted guest, shares lunch with a boy who eats erasers and embarks on a madcap search for his school's escaped pet parakeet. (E,K,G,J,N,R,S,V) King-Smith, Dick. Lady Lollipop A quick-witted swineherd and a pig named Lollipop are royally rewarded after they reform a spoiled princess. (E,G,J,N,R,S)

Look, Lenore. Ruby Lu, Brave and True "Almost-eight-year-old" Ruby Lu spends time with her baby brother, goes to Chinese school, performs magic tricks and learns to drive, and has adventures with both old and new friends. (E,K,S,J,N,R,S,V) Lowry, Lois. Gooney Bird Greene A most unusual new student who loves to be the center of attention entertains her teacher and fellow second graders by telling absolutely true stories about herself, including how she got her name. (E,K,S,V,G,J,N,R) McDonald, Megan. Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid 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. (E,K,G,J,N,R,S,V) McDonald, Megan. Judy Moody Saves the World When Judy Moody gets serious about protecting the environment, her little brother Stink thinks she is overdoing it, but she manages to inspire her third grade class to undertake an award-winning, environment-saving project. (K,G,J,S,V) Napoli, Donna Jo. Sly the Sleuth and the Pet Mysteries Sly the Sleuth, also known as Sylvia, solves three mysteries for her friends and neighbors, all involving pets, through her detective agency, Sleuth for Hire. (E,K,S,J,N,R,S,V) Stilton, Geronimo. Geronimo Stilton: Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye Geronimo Stilton--editor of "The Rodent's Gazette"—his adventurous sister Thea, a correspondent for the paper, and their cousin Trap travel to a distant island to search for the treasure shown on an old map Thea discovers. (Books in this series are available at (E,G,N,R,S,V,J) Van Draanen, Wendelin. Shredderman: Secret Identity Fifth-grader Nolan Byrd, tired of being called names by the class bully, has a secret identity--Shredderman! (E,K,J,G,N,R,S,V) Young, Steve. Winchell Mink: The Misadventures Begin When a bullied eleven-year-old boy is transformed into his pet turtle, he finds himself catapulted on a series of bizarre adventures. (E,K,G,S,V)

FAVORITE SERIES FOR YOUNG READERS Abbott, Tony. Secrets of Droon Coville, Bruce. Moongobble and Me Dadey, Debbie. Bailey School Kids Greenburg, Dan. Zack Files Greenburg, J. C. Andrew Lost Park, Barbara. Junie B. Jones Roy, Ron. A to Z Mysteries Yaccarino, Dan. Blast Off Boy and Blorp

READ ALOUDS FOR YOUNG LISTENERS AGES 7-9

Byng, Georgia. Molly Moon’s Incredible Book of Hypnotism Unlucky and unloved, Molly Moon, living in a dreary orphanage in a small English town, discovers a hidden talent for hypnotism and hypnotizes her way to stardom in New York City. (e,k,g,j,n,r,s,v) DiCamillo, Kate. The Tale of Despereaux The adventures of Desperaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the princess that he loves, the servant girl who longs to be a princess, and a devious rat determined to bring them all to ruin. (e,k,g,j,n,s,v) Erdrich, Louise. The Birchbark House Omakayas, a seven-year-old Native American girl of the Ojibwa tribe, lives through the joys of summer and the perils of winter on an island in Lake Superior in 1847. (e,k,g,j,n,r,s,v) Henry, Marguerite. Misty of Chincoteague The determination of two youngsters to win a Chincoteague pony is greatly increased when the Phantom and her colt are among those rounded up for the yearly auction. (e,k,g,j,n,r,s,v) King-Smith, Dick. Babe the Gallant Pig A piglet destined for eventual butchering arrives at the farmyard, is adopted by an old sheep dog, and discovers a special secret to success. (e,k,g,j,n,r,s,v) Lewis, C.S. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia) Four English schoolchildren find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and assist Aslan, the golden lion, to triumph over the White Witch, who has cursed the land with eternal winter. (e,k,g,j,n,r,s,v) Martin, Ann B. The Meanest Doll in the World Annabelle and Tiffany, dolls who are best friends living in the Palmer house, have an adventure when they hide in Kate Palmer's backpack, are carried to school, mistakenly go to another house, and try to stop Princess Mimi, a doll who threatens all dollkind. (e,k,g,j,n,s,v) Osborne, Mary Pope. The Magic Tree House series Eight-year-old Jack and his younger sister Annie find a magic treehouse. Each book in the collection takes them to different places. (e,k,g,j,n,r,s,v)

Snicket, Lemony. The Bad Beginning

After the sudden death of their parents, the three Baudelaire children must depend on each other and their wits when it turns out that the distant relative who is appointed their guardian is determined to use any means necessary to get their fortune. (e,k,g,j,n,r,s,v) You Read to Me & I’ll Read to You: 20th-Century Stories To Share A collection of stories by such authors as Maurice Sendak, Roald Dahl, and Astrid Lindgren. (e,k,g,j,n,r,s,v)

SARASOTA COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM 2007


				
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