Bestselling Action & Adventure Books for 5 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 bestselling action & adventure books for 5 year olds. Please click Read Review to read book reviews on Amazon. You can also click Find in Library to check book availability at your local library. If the default library is not correct, please follow Change Local Library to reset it.

1. Star Wars: 5-Minute Star Wars Stories (5 Minute Stories)

by: Lucasfilm Press
Release date: Dec 18, 2015
Number of Pages: 176
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Blast off into hyperspace with these eleven action-packed Star Wars tales! Jedi Master Yoda has a lightsaber showdown with the dreaded Count Dooku; Luke Skywalker and the Rebels race against time to destroy the Death Star; and the brave Rey makes a new friend when she meets the droid BB-8. Each of these stories is the ideal length for reading aloud in five minutes–perfect for galactic adventures at lightspeed.
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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

2. The Princess in Black Takes a Vacation

by: Shannon HaleDean HaleLeUyen Pham
Release date: Nov 08, 2016
Number of Pages: 96
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Even monster-battling princesses get tired sometimes! But a peaceful time away is hard to find as the humorous New York Times best-selling series continues.

After battling monsters all night, a sleepy Princess in Black decides that she needs a vacation. After all, the Goat Avenger, a new hero who looks oddly familiar, has offered to protect the goats while she takes a much needed break. The very next day Princess Magnolia rides her bicycle to the seaside, where the air is salty, the sun is shiny, and the sea is as blue as monster fur. But just as Princess Magnolia is about to take a nap on her hammock, she hears a “ROAR!” Seriously? A monster? On the perfect beach? Impossible! Could a sea monster really ruin this vacation for the Princess in Black?

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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

3. Thomas and Friends: My Red Railway Book Box (Bright & Early Board Books)

by: Rev. W. AwdryTommy Stubbs
Release date: Jan 08, 2008
Number of Pages: 96
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Requested again and again, here, at last, is the Thomas Bright and Early Board Book Box Set. All four of the enormously popular Thomas board books are here: Go, Train, Go!; Stop, Train, Stop!; A Crack in the Track!; and Blue Train, Green Train. Boxed together in a nifty little “lunchbox,” these four books are a feast for Thomas’ smallest fans. The box features a sturdy handle and a velcro close and is perfect for Thomas lovers on the go.
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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

4. Good Night, Thomas (Thomas & Friends) (Glow-in-the-Dark Board Book)

by: Rev. W. AwdryRandom House
Release date: Aug 07, 2012
Number of Pages: 12
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Little boys ages 2-5 who are fans of Thomas & Friends will love this fun format that features sturdy board pages with glow-in-the-dark ink. The moon, stars, and Thomas’ headlight brighten the night in this sleepy bedtime story.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Sleep

5. We’re Going on a Bear Hunt (Classic Board Books)

by: Helen OxenburyMichael Rosen
Release date: Oct 01, 1997
Number of Pages: 36
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Now the very youngest readers can join in the fun with this Classic Board Book™ edition of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. Full of delightful comedy and high drama, this tale of a brave family’s joyous romp through sweeping landscapes is sure to win new fans.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Bears

6. Moana Little Golden Book (Disney Moana)

by: Laura HitchcockGriselda Sastrawinata-Lemay
Release date: Oct 04, 2016
Number of Pages: 24
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Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Moana is a sweeping, CG-animated comedy-adventure about a spirited teenager on an impossible mission to fulfill her ancestors’ quest. In the ancient South Pacific world of Oceania, Moana, a born navigator, sets sail in search of a fabled island. During her incredible journey, she teams up with her hero, the legendary demi-god Maui, to traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage. They encounter enormous sea creatures, breathtaking underworlds, and ancient folklore. In theaters in late 2016, the film is directed by the renowned filmmaking team of Ron Clements and John Musker (The Little Mermaid, The Princess and the Frog, Aladdin). This Little Golden Book retelling of the movie is perfect for children ages 2 to 5.
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7. Mickey Saves Santa (Mickey Mouse Clubhouse)

by: Disney Book GroupDisney Storybook Art Team
Release date: Sep 15, 2009
Number of Pages: 24
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Super Cheers! This delightful Christmas story with two punch-out ornaments and foil stickers to decorate them will make the holidays Super Cheerful!

Mickey and his friends are all ready for a Christmas Eve sleepover at the Clubhouse. They’ve written their lists and can’t wait for Santa Claus to arrive. But there’s a big problem at the North Pole and Santa won’t be coming unless he gets some help. Join your favorite Clubhouse friends as they set out to save the day and rescue Christmas.

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Children’s Books > Animals

8. Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 13-16: Vacation Under the Volcano, Day of the Dragon King, Viking Ships at Sunrise, and Hour of the Olympics

by: Mary Pope OsborneSal Murdocca
Release date: May 27, 2008
Number of Pages: 96
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Books 13–16 of the New York Times bestselling Magic Tree House series boxed together for the first time!
 
These four titles are the perfect gift for a Magic Tree House fan or any child who loves a good adventure. Parents, teachers, and librarians hail the chapter-book series as a tool to promote reading, as even the most reluctant readers want to know where the Magic Tree House will take the brother-and-sister team next.
 
In books 13–16, Jack and Annie must save stories that have been lost in history. Morgan, the magical librarian of Camelot, sends them to find the books in the ancient worlds of Roman Pompeii, imperial China, Dark Age Ireland, and classical Greece. Will Jack and Annie be able to save the stories in their darkest hours . . . or will the books be lost forever?
 
Books in this set include: Vacation Under the Volcano (#13), Day of the Dragon King (#14), Viking Ships at Sunrise (#15), and Hour of the Olympics (#16).

Don’t miss all the fun things you can do and discover at MagicTreeHouse.com!

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Chapter Books & Readers > Chapter Books

9. The Itty-Bitty Kitty Rescue (Paw Patrol) (Little Golden Book)

by: Golden BooksFabrizio Petrossi
Release date: Jul 22, 2014
Number of Pages: 24
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Nickelodeon’s PAW Patrol comes to the rescue of a danger-prone kitten in this adorable Little Golden Book that’s sure to thrill children ages 3-7.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Cats

10. The Little Red Rescue Box (PAW Patrol)

by: Random HouseRandom House
Release date: Jul 26, 2016
Number of Pages: 96
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Boys and girls ages 0 to 3 will love this box of four board books starring the awesome pups of Nickelodeon’s PAW Patrol! It features a sturdy handle for adventures on the go.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Dogs

11. Meet the Heroes . . . and the Villains, Too! (PJ Masks)

by: Maggie TestaStyle Guide
Release date: Nov 08, 2016
Number of Pages: 14
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Learn all about your favorite heroes and baddies in this sweet tabbed board book based on PJ Masks, the hit preschool series airing on Disney Junior!

Are you ready to meet the PJ Masks? Now you can learn all about Catboy, Owlette, and Gekko as well as the baddies they battle—Romeo, Luna Girl, and Night Ninja—in this super terrific tabbed board book that features one hero or villain on each tab.

PJ Masks © Frog Box / Entertainment One UK Limited / Walt Disney EMEA Productions Limited 2014

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Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Activity Books

12. There Is a Bird On Your Head! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)

by: Mo WillemsMo Willems
Release date: Jul 31, 2007
Number of Pages: 64
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Gerald is careful. Piggie is not.
Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.
Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to.

Gerald and Piggie are best friends.


In There Is a Bird On My Head!, Gerald discovers that there is something worse than a bird on your head-two birds on your head! Can Piggie help her best friend?


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Children’s Books > Animals > Elephants

13. The Star Wars Little Golden Book Library (Star Wars) (Little Golden Book: Star Wars)

by: VariousGolden Books
Release date: Sep 01, 2015
Number of Pages: 144
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The first six episodes of the epic Star Wars space saga—The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi—are retold in this Little Golden Book library! Featuring stunning retro illustrations, this boxed set of six Little Golden Books is perfect for Star Wars fans of all ages!
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > School

14. The Jolly Christmas Postman

by: Allan AhlbergJanet Ahlberg
Release date: Sep 01, 2001
Number of Pages: 32
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The Jolly Postman rides again with more real letters, and present, too, in his Christmas postbag.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Chapter Books & Readers > Beginner Readers

15. Pirate Pups! (Paw Patrol) (Little Golden Book)

by: Golden BooksFabrizio Petrossi
Release date: Jan 05, 2016
Number of Pages: 24
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Set sail with the rescue pups from Nickelodeon’s PAW Patrol as they search for lost pirate treasure! Girls and boys ages 2 to 5 are sure to love this all-new, full-color Little Golden Book.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Dogs

16. Amazing Machines: Truckload of Fun (10-Book Set)

by: Tony MittonAnt Parker
Release date: Sep 15, 2007
Number of Pages: 24
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Amazing Machines: Truckload of Fun (10-Book Set) by Tony Mitton, Illustrated by Ant Parker

The bestselling Amazing Machines series is now available in a charming box set. With ten mini editions inside, this collection is the perfect gift for any preschooler who loves machines. From airplanes to rockets to tractors, these critically acclaimed picture books are full of fun rhyming text, bright artwork, and wacky animal characters that will engage and delight young children as they learn about machines. Each book includes a helpful illustrated glossary of technical words to help build vocabulary.

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction

17. Mercy Watson Boxed Set: Adventures of a Porcine Wonder

by: Kate DiCamilloChris Van Dusen
Release date: Sep 27, 2011
Number of Pages: 240
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Oh, Mercy! Pig out on the first six adventures in the New York Times best-selling series, all tucked together in one enticing box–the perfect gift!

Foiling a robber, driving a car, squeezing into a tutu–is there anything the porcine wonder won’t do in her single-minded pursuit of treats, buttered toast, or just a rollicking fun time? And who knows what other adventures twinkle in her mischievous eyes? Here, for Mercy Watson’s loyal fans and new friends, comes a big fat paperback collection of pig tales that will have readers squealing with delight. Included are:

MERCY WATSON TO THE RESCUE
MERCY WATSON GOES FOR A RIDE
MERCY WATSON FIGHTS CRIME
MERCY WATSON: PRINCESS IN DISGUISE
MERCY WATSON THINKS LIKE A PIG
MERCY WATSON: SOMETHING WONKY THIS WAY COMES

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18. The Princess in Black

by: Shannon HaleDean HaleLeUyen Pham
Release date: Apr 14, 2015
Number of Pages: 96
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Who says princesses don’t wear black? When trouble raises its blue monster head, Princess Magnolia ditches her flouncy dresses and becomes the Princess in Black!

Princess Magnolia is having hot chocolate and scones with Duchess Wigtower when . . . Brring! Brring! The monster alarm! A big blue monster is threatening the goats! Stopping monsters is no job for dainty Princess Magnolia. But luckily Princess Magnolia has a secret —she’s also the Princess in Black, and stopping monsters is the perfect job for her! Can the princess sneak away, transform into her alter ego, and defeat the monster before the nosy duchess discovers her secret? From award-winning writing team of Shannon and Dean Hale and illustrator LeUyen Pham, here is the first in a humorous and action-packed chapter book series for young readers who like their princesses not only prim and perfect, but also dressed in black.

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Girls & Women

19. Zootopia Little Golden Book (Disney Zootopia)

by: Heather KnowlesRH Disney
Release date: Jan 19, 2016
Number of Pages: 24
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The modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a city like no other. Comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it’s a melting pot where no matter what you are, from the biggest elephant to the smallest shrew, you can be anything. But when optimistic Officer Judy Hopps arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn’t so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde, to solve the mystery. Girls and boys ages 2 to 5 will love this Little Golden Book based on Disney Zootopia, in theaters on March 4, 2016.
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Children’s Books > Animals

20. The Princess in Black and the Perfect Princess Party

by: Shannon HaleDean HaleLeUyen Pham
Release date: Apr 12, 2016
Number of Pages: 87
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Inconvenient monster alarms, a sparkly array of princess guests, and spot-on slapstick pacing make for a party readers will celebrate.

Today is Princess Magnolia’s birthday party, and she wants everything to be perfect. But just as her guests are arriving . . . Brring! Brring! The monster alarm! Princess Magnolia runs to the broom closet, ditches her frilly clothes, and becomes the Princess in Black! She rushes to the goat pasture, defeats the monster, and returns to the castle before her guests discover her secret. But every time Princess Magnolia is about to open her presents, the monster alarm rings again. And every time she rushes back—an inside-out dress here, a missing shoe there—it gets harder to keep the other princesses from being suspicious. Don’t those monsters understand that now is not a good time for an attack?

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Girls & Women

21. Hide-and-Go-Swim! (Bubble Guppies) (Nifty Lift-and-Look)

by: Random HouseMJ Illustrations
Release date: Jul 22, 2014
Number of Pages: 12
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The Bubble Guppies star in this big board book featuring over 30 flaps to lift! With sturdy pages and surprises under every flap, boys and girls ages 0 to 3 will love learning about colors, shapes, numbers, and more with Gil, Molly, Bubble Puppy, and their friends from the hit Nickelodeon TV series Bubble Guppies.
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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

22. Star Wars ABC-3PO: Alphabet Book

by: Calliope GlassCaitlin KennedyKatie Cook
Release date: Jun 14, 2016
Number of Pages: 48
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Experience the ABC’s like never before
With galactic friends who are hardly a bore.
From Akbar to Zeb, this nice little primer
Will teach you and make you an excellent rhymer.
So, Padawans, prepare, get ready, get set
To learn the ways of the Force–and the alphabet!
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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

23. Patrol Pals (Paw Patrol) (Friendship Box)

by: Random HouseRandom House
Release date: Jul 28, 2015
Number of Pages: 48
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Ryder and the puppies from Nickelodeon’s PAW Patrol prove that teamwork is the best way to save the day. Boys and girls ages 0 to 3 will love this sturdy box featuring four board books and a plastic handle for puppy power on the go!
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Children’s Books > Animals > Dogs

24. Roaring Rockets (Amazing Machines)

by: Tony MittonAnt Parker
Release date: Sep 15, 2000
Number of Pages: 24
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Amazing Machines: Roaring Rockets by Tony Mitton and Ant Parker

Rockets have power. They rise and roar. This rocket’s waiting, ready to soar. Rockets carry astronauts with cool, white suits oxygen helmets and gravity boots. Blast off with more out-of-this-world couplets! This time it is machines that fly. In bright and bold illustrations that are as witty as the text, the animal crew roars and whizzes into outer space.

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Children’s Books > Animals

25. The Princess in Black and the Hungry Bunny Horde

by: Shannon HaleDean HaleLeUyen Pham
Release date: Dec 13, 2016
Number of Pages: 96
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It’s a case of monstrous cuteness as the Princess in Black encounters her biggest challenge yet: a field overrun by adorable bunnies.

Princess Magnolia and her unicorn, Frimplepants, are on their way to have brunch with Princess Sneezewort, an occasion Frimplepants enjoys more than anything in the world. But just when he can smell the freshly baked bread and the heaping platters of sugar-dusted doughnuts, Princess Magnolia’s glitter-stone ring rings. The monster alarm! After a quick change in the secret cave, Princess Magnolia and Frimplepants are transformed into the Princess in Black and her faithful pony, Blacky. But when they get to the goat pasture, all they can see is a field full of darling little bunnies nibbling on grass, twitching their velvet noses, and wiggling their fluffy tails. Where are the monsters? Are these bunnies as innocent as they appear?

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Girls & Women

26. Elephants Cannot Dance! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)

by: Mo WillemsMo Willems
Release date: Jun 09, 2009
Number of Pages: 64
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Gerald is careful. Piggie is not.
Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.
Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to.

Gerald and Piggie are best friends.

In Elephants Cannot Dance! Piggie tries to teach Gerald some new moves. But will Gerald teach Piggie something even more important?
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Children’s Books > Animals > Elephants

27. The Jolly Postman

by: Allan AhlbergJanet Ahlberg
Release date: Sep 01, 2001
Number of Pages: 32
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Now republished in a larger format, this classic depicts amusing correspondence from one fairy tale or Mother Goose character to another, giving readers a chance to follow-up on some favorite tales. Full-color illustrations.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Chapter Books & Readers > Beginner Readers

28. All-Star Pups! (Paw Patrol) (Little Golden Book)

by: Mary TillworthFabrizio Petrossi
Release date: Jul 12, 2016
Number of Pages: 24
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Hoop it up with Nickelodeon’s PAW Patrol as they take to the court for Adventure Bay’s big basketball game. Boys ages 2 to 5 will cheer for this action-packed Little Golden Book.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Dogs

29. Mighty Monster Machines (Blaze and the Monster Machines) (Little Golden Book)

by: Golden BooksSteve Lambe
Release date: Jul 28, 2015
Number of Pages: 24
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Blaze and the Monster Machines is Nickelodeon’s new animated action-adventure series! It stars Blaze, a problem-solving truck that can transform into multiple machines, and his best friend and driver, AJ. This action-packed Little Golden Book is sure to thrill boys ages 2 to 5.
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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

30. These are The Avengers Level 1 Reader (World of Reading)

by: Disney Book GroupDisney Book Group
Release date: Apr 24, 2012
Number of Pages: 32
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The Marvel Heroes of Reading line of early readers is designed to offer reluctant readers, specifically boys, books that they will want to read by featuring characters they love. The series is broken into three levels that invoke the rigorous training courses their favorite Marvel heroes must engage in to perfect their super powers. In reading this series, boys will prefect their own power to read.

Meet the Mighty Avengers introduces readers ages 4-6 to the world of Marvel’s popular Super HeroTeam that includes Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and the Hulk!
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Chapter Books & Readers > Chapter Books

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