The City Library: Library Journal's Library of the Year 2006
The Absent Author (Series: A to Z Mysteries)
Dink Duncan and his two friends investigate the apparent kidnapping of famous mystery author Wallis Wallace.
Amber Brown Is Not a Crayon
Third grade is a sad time for Amber because her best friend is moving to a distant state.
Babymouse: Queen of the World
An imaginative mouse dreams of being queen of the world, but will settle for an invitation to the most popular girl's slumber party.
The Berenstain Bears: Phenom in the Family (Series: Big Chapter Books)
When Sister Bear tries out for the school swim team and reveals that she is an extremely talented swimmer, Papa Bear starts to push her too hard.
After Tacy Kelly moves into the house across the street from Betsy Ray, the children become inseparable friends.
The Bookshop Dog
When Martha Jane's owner falls ill and goes to the hospital, the inhabitants of her small town bicker over who will care for the beloved dog.
The Boxcar Children (Series: The Boxcar Children Mysteries)
Introduces the orphaned Alden family children, who make an abandoned boxcar their home and demonstrate their independence and ability to "make do."
Bunnicula: A Rabbit Tale of Mystery
Though scoffed at by Harold the dog, Chester the cat tries to warn his human family that its foundling baby bunny might be a vampire.
Catcher With a Glass Arm
A young baseball player struggles to overcome his fear of a pitched ball, improve his throwing, and redeem himself in the eyes of his teammates.
Clementine exhibits several unique hairstyles while sorting through difficulties in her friendship with a neighbor and helping her father in his efforts to banish pigeons from the front of their apartment building.
Dragon of the Red Dawn (Series: Magic Tree House)
When Merlin is weighed down by sorrow, Jack and Annie travel back to feudal Japan to learn one of the four secrets of happiness.
After finding a baby dragon accidentally left alive after his older brother's dragon quest, Darek risks death and the anger of his people in trying to return it to the Valley of the Dragons.
Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Jumping Frogs
Encyclopedia Brown, boy detective extraordinaire, solves ten new cases, including "The Case of the Miracle Pill," "The Case of Nemo's Tuba," "The Case of the Lawn Mower Races," and "The Case of the Air Guitar."
The Fairy Rebel
Tiki knows that the Fairy Queen forbids her to use magic powers on humans, but when she is accidentally "earthed" on Jan's foot, she finds it impossible to resist Jan's plea for a baby.
Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich and Other Stories You're Sure to Like Because They're All about Monsters and Some of Them Are Also about Food
Stories in verse about the monster-sized problems of Dracula, Wolfman, Bigfoot, and other monsters.
When Henry adopts a dog of no particular breed, humorous adventures follow.
The Hero Revealed (Series: The Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Boy)
Ordinary Boy, the only resident of Superopolis without a superpower, uncovers and foils a sinister plot to destroy the town.
The Hidden Stairs and the Magic Carpet (Series: Secrets of Droon)
Underneath the steps leading down to Eric's basement is a hidden storage space. It's dusty and old--nothing special at all. But when Eric and his friends huddle inside the gray room, something unbelievable happens.
Horrible Harry and the Locked Closet
Harry and his detective classmates try to find clues relating to the mysterious locked closet in Room 3B.
Jake Drake, Bully Buster
When Jake was three, what did he know about bullies? Nothing. But he learned fast--too fast!--because he's kind of smart, he's not a tattletale, and he doesn't have a big brother to protect him.
Judy Moody, M.D.: The Doctor Is In!
Judy is excited about becoming a doctor, especially when Class 3T starts a new unit on the human body. But she learns more about being a patient when she catches tonsillitis from her little brother.
Kittens in the Kitchen (Series: Animal Ark)
When the stray cat Mandy adopted has kittens in the school caretaker's cottage, the caretaker gives her one week to find homes for the babies.
Knights of the Kitchen Table (Series: The Time Warp Trio)
Three boys use a magical book to travel through time and have adventures with King Arthur, the Knights of the Roundtable, and Merlin the Magician.
Little Wolf's Book of Badness
Little Wolf has been behaving too courteously, so his parents send him to Big Bad Wolf school to learn how to be a proper wolf.
Love That Dog
A young student comes to love poetry through a personal understanding of what different famous poems mean to him and an appearance at his school by Walter Dean Myers. Then he surprises himself by writing his own inspired poem.
Meet Addy: An American Girl (Series: American Girls Collection)
Nine-year-old Addy escapes from a cruel life of slavery during the Civil War.
Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Stuart Little
With summer coming to an end, about-to-be-fourth-grader Moxy Maxwell does a hundred different things to avoid reading the assigned summer reading book.
Maggie resists learning cursive writing until she discovers that knowing how to read and write cursive promises to open an entirely new world of knowledge.
My Haunted House (Series: Araminta Spookie)
Araminta enlists the help of several ghosts to stop her Aunt Tabby from selling Spook House.
Now and Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin
The life and accomplishments of Benjamin Franklin, one of the nation's most beloved figures, who was credited with introducing bifocals, daylight savings time, lightning rods, and post offices.
Odd Boy Out: Young Albert Einstein
The work and early life of the twentieth-century physicist whose theory of relativity revolutionized scientific thinking. Kids won't need to understand relativity to appreciate Einstein's journey from lonely oddball to breathtaking genius.
The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog
Hank the Cowdog, head of ranch security, is framed for the murder of a chicken and becomes an outlaw. First in a series.
Rowan of Rin
Because only he can read the magical map, young, timid Rowan joins other villagers on a mountain climb to try and restore the village water supply. Fears of a dragon and other horrors threaten to drive them back. First in a series.
Stanley, Flat Again (Series: Flat Stanley)
After Stanley Lambchop goes flat once again, he uses his flatness to win a sailboat race and rescue a classmate from a collapsed building.
Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots (Series: The Adventures of the Bailey
The Bailey School kids wonder if their teacher, Mrs. Jeepers, is a vampire: she lives in a haunted house that has a coffin in the basement.
Wayside School is Falling Down (Series: Sideways Stories from Wayside School)
More humorous episodes from the classroom on the 13th floor of Wayside School, where students learn to tango, face the cafeteria's dreaded Mushroom Surprise, and study a hobo during show-and-tell.
Who Let the Ghosts Out? (Series: Mostly Ghostly)
A boy being pursued by an evil being suddenly finds himself haunted by the friendly ghosts of two children.
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