Best Action & Adventure Books for 6 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 action & adventure books for 6 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. Attack of the Shadow Smashers: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #3)

by: Troy Cummings
Release date: Oct 29, 2013
Number of Pages: 96
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Monsters, monsters, everywhere!

This series is part of Scholastic’s early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

In this third book in the series, Alexander goes up against shadow smashers. These monsters jump from shadow to shadow, causing problems all over town! Meanwhile, a member of Alexander’s Super Secret Monster Patrol (SSMP) may turn out to BE a monster! Fun black-and-white illustrations bring the action to life throughout.

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

2. The Mark of Athena (Heroes of Olympus, Book 3)

by: Rick Riordan
Release date: Oct 16, 2012
Number of Pages: 608
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Artfully packaged and given the deluxe treatment, this signed and numbered limited edition of The Mark of Athena is sure to delight the legions of fans of the #1 New York Times bestselling series. Each book is hand-signed by Rick Riordan and includes specially commissioned full-color art from series illustrator John Rocco. The deluxe slipcase features a wrap-around illustration and makes an elegant centerpiece for any bookshelf. 
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Friendship

3. Whack Of The P-Rex (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Notebook of Doom)

by: Troy Cummings
Release date: Aug 26, 2014
Number of Pages: 96
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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. In this fifth book, Alexander stumbles into a VERY large footprint. And his friend Rip keeps finding candy in the street. What kind of monster leaves HUGE footprints behind? And where is all the candy coming from? Alexander, Rip, and Nikki must find out fast–before it’s too late! This book is filled with humor, suspense, and zany black-and-white illustrations throughout!
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Chapter Books & Readers > Chapter Books

4. Sir Sydney Dinkum

by: Martha GoldMarc ReillyPolina Ipatova
Release date: Oct 01, 2015
Number of Pages: 140
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FULL COLOR EDITION OF THE AWARD WINNING HILARIOUS CHILDREN’S ADVENTURE WITH A “COOL FACTOR THAT’S OFF THE SCALE!”  

Sir Sydney Dinkum is a story “WORTH CHEERING FOR” which is filled with “LAUGHTER & ADVENTURE.” 

The page turning tale features “masterful” and “brilliant” full color illustrations.  People of every age can appreciate the fun and charming adventures of Sydney and that folks, is guaranteed!”

THE BLACK AND WHITE ILLUSTRATED EDITION IS ALSO AVAILABLE.

Can you imagine Crocodile Dundee as an animal? Paddington Bear in shining armor? Or Winnie the Pooh on a noble steed? Meet Sir Sydney Dinkum a rascally koala bear from the Outback of Australia who believes he can be The World’s Next Big Hero. Like Dr. Doolittle he has the super power to talk to all animals, including humans! Like Don Quixote, he believes it’s his job to right the wrongs of the world! But is this just an Impossible Dream? Can a koala really be dubbed knight? Can a little marsupial armed with a boomerang make a difference in the world? Or will Sydney make a mess of things, as usual?

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Children’s Books > Animals > Bears

5. Mini Pie The Spy (Volume 1)

by: Libby LaManna
Release date: Aug 04, 2014
Number of Pages: 88
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It’s finally summer break, and eight-year-old Meggie Malone is ready to zoom around sticking hilarious Post-Its on Grandma’s behind and eating nothing but lime-green cupcakes. However, when Mother receives a mysterious phone call, Meggie, AKA Mini Pie the Spy, uses her fabulous detective skills to eavesdrop and soon finds herself wrapped up in the case of the Disappeared Keys. Meggie tags along to clean houses with Mother and soon realizes she is in way over her head. How can she expect to solve a mystery when she’s constantly interrupted by tickly feather dusters and slippery egg yolks? Meggie fears she’s not cut out for the house cleaning business—so she sticks to what she does best: solving mysteries. Mini Pie the Spy to the RESCUE!
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Children’s Books > Mysteries & Detectives

6. Charge of the Lightning Bugs: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #8)

by: Troy CummingsTroy Cummings
Release date: Jun 30, 2015
Number of Pages: 96
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“Stermont’s latest monster is SHOCKING!

This series is part of Scholastic’s early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

In this 8th book, there’s trouble at Alexander’s brand-new school. Lights are flickering, students are getting zapped, and escalators are running at super-speeds! When the sky fills with green lightning, Alexander, Rip, and Nikki know monsters must be to blame. Can the S.S.M.P. turn out the lights on these shocking monsters?”

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

7. Rory the Dinosaur: Me and My Dad

by: Liz Climo
Release date: May 05, 2015
Number of Pages: 40
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Meet Rory, the dinosaur. He loves spending time with his dad, but today he wants to go on his own adventure and explore his island home. He can’t wait to tell his dad all about the things he can do all by himself, from crossing rivers to finding shelter from the rain. Little does Rory know, his father is never far behind. There’s nothing Rory’s dad won’t do for his intrepid son–he’ll even let him think he’s made the journey all by himself.
Comic artist Liz Climo celebrates the bond between father and child with her adorable, deceptively simple illustrations and her timeless story of a child’s quest for independence.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Dinosaurs

8. Recess Is A Jungle! (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Eerie Elementary)

by: Jack ChabertSam Ricks
Release date: Jan 05, 2016
Number of Pages: 96
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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Sam, Antonio, and Lucy are passing around a soccer ball at recess when something strange happens… They soon find themselves in a fog-filled jungle! The grass and trees have come alive, growing high into the sky. And the friends discover that it’s not just the school itself that’s alive — it’s everything on the school grounds! Sam, Antonio, and Lucy must find their way out of a monstrous hedge maze in time to rescue the rest of the students!
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Friendship

9. Jayce

by: Calvin Reynolds
Release date: Nov 17, 2015
Number of Pages: 48
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Jayce is a courageous honeybee without a stinger. In order to save his home colony, Jayce embarks on a desperate adventure with his friends. In a race against time, they must retrieve the key element of their survival from the clutches of the diabolical wasps. During their incredible journey, Jayce discovers his inner greatness and learns the value of teamwork and friendship.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Bugs & Spiders

10. Mr. Putter & Tabby Pick the Pears

by: Cynthia RylantArthur Howard
Release date: Sep 15, 1995
Number of Pages: 44
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It is fall and juicy things are growing in Mr. Putter’s backyard–apples, tomatoes, and pears. Mr. Putter dreams of all the juicy things he loves to eat, but most of all, he dreams of pear jelly. There’s only one problem–cranky legs keep him from climbing up to pick the pears. His ingenious solution will have young readers cheering him on.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Cats

11. Joosh’s Juice Bar: The Blue Banana Berry Adventure

by: Josh Gottsegen
Release date: Oct 31, 2013
Number of Pages: 70
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When Joosh’s Juice Bar runs out of strawberries, the youngsters are asked to go on a “strawberry run”. Mo and Coco, along with rainforest friends Randy (a mischievous monkey) and Kwamee (a wise green lizard), travel through the Tropland Rainforest and stumble upon a unique glowing berry in Don Ribbit’s forbidden Swampland. Mo and Randy pick the berries, eat them and bring them back to Joosh’s Juice Bar. What seemed like a great idea at first turns sour as Joosh and his wife Holly return home to the juice bar and find the boys making a new juice with the berries! To their surprise, Randy and Mo, along with the animals that also drank their new blue juice, are glowing blue from head to toe! The Joosh Man takes Coco and the boys to seek aid from Doctor Boo Boo (a toucan bird).Will they find a way to wash the blue glow away? Will they get back home safely before the impending rain storm?  Entertaining characters with wonderful adventures. Each page filled with colorful art and a story that highlights important eating habits for children of all ages. The Blue Banana Berry Adventure is the first book in the series and written entirely in rhyme, for you and your kids to enjoy a hundred times! Visit the official website: http://www.jooshsjuicebar.com Join us on Facebook: facebook.com/jooshsjuicebar
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Children’s Books > Animals

12. Mr. Putter And Tabby Bake The Cake (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Mr. Putter & Tabby (Pb))

by: Cynthia RylantArthur Howard
Release date: Nov 30, 1994
Number of Pages: 44
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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. With his fine cat Tabby at his side, Mr. Putter bakes a Christmas cake for his neighbor Mrs. Teaberry.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Cats

13. Coconut Jack

by: Virginia NeilTalli Peled EttingerMelanie Loveland
Release date: Sep 26, 2013
Number of Pages: 46
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Coconut Jack is a very curious little cat who lives in a big house with the twins Annie and Lizzie. One sunny day, Coconut Jack decides he wants to see all the colorful things in the neighborhood and makes his great escape because of a broken latch on the back screen door. The big adventure turns into a scary ordeal! Will Coconut Jack ever see Annie and Lizzie again? This is a charming and cleverly written book that not only teaches colors and words, but weaved throughout the book are the all time classic messages that the grass is not always greener on the other side and home is where the heart is. Adults and children will cheer Jack on as they get caught up in this heartwarming journey of Coconut Jack who must find his way home again. For any grandparent, parent and/or animal owner, this is one book you’ll want to read over and over again.
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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

14. My Never Land Journal (Disney: The Never Girls)

by: Kristen L. DepkenJana Christy
Release date: Sep 09, 2014
Number of Pages: 128
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This beautiful interactive journal is the perfect gift for kids ages 6 to 9 who dream of traveling to Never Land, just like the Never Girls—four real girls in a fairy’s world. The questions and prompts on every page will provide hours of entertainment and inspiration for fans of the bestselling chapter book series Disney: The Never Girls.
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Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Activity Books

15. To Dream of Dancing: Desdemona’s Dreams, Volume 2

by: Zachary Warren MohrAaron Damon Porter
Release date: Feb 01, 2016
Number of Pages: 64
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–Winner of the 2016 IAN Outstanding Children’s Book of the Year Award

–Honorary Mention from the 2016 New York Book Festival Awards
  
–Midwest Book Review June, 2016

“Suitable for young readers who are just about ready for their first chapter books. A wondrous allegory about holding fast to great expectations, To Dream of Dancing is highly recommended.”

–Antigravity Magazine March, 2016                                                                                        “A vibrant coming-of-age tale about a little girl refusing to abandon her imagination.” 

–Andy Reynolds, Author of Axeboy’s Blue and Spectacle of the Extension                         “
What a wonderful, adventurous first volume to what is sure to be an epic, dream-filled string of tales!”

–Amazon Customer, Verified Purchase June, 2016
                                                                “Desdemona’s Dreams has hit the right note; thought provoking for the parent, enchanting for the child. The teaser at the end guarantees I will pick up the sequel.”

This 64 page, hard-back, fully-illustrated, fairy tale is about an 11 year old girl named Desdemona that has grown up with dreams being as real to her as the waking world is to everyone else. 

Raised in the small town of Remsy by her mysterious aunts and guardian teddy bear, Desdemona has always had a hard time relating to other children and adults outside of her home, and it’s only gotten worse with every passing year. Her elaborate world of dreams starts to take on a very real life, and soon she is battling to save her dream of dancing from the clutches of the mad Maestro. If she can’t help finish the Maestro’s composition and free her dream, then she will never want to dance again.

Here is the first volume in the fully illustrated series, Desdemona’s Dreams. This story is about the power and beauty of imagination, and how dreams shape the very world around us.

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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

16. Carl’s Snowy Afternoon

by: Alexandra DayAlexandra Day
Release date: Nov 10, 2009
Number of Pages: 32
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When Madeleine’s parents go to the Pond Party, they leave Carl and the baby at home for a cozy winter afternoon with a babysitter. But Carl and Madeleine have plans of their own? they want to play in the snow! After getting all bundled up, they sneak off to go sledding, build a snowman, and even make an appearance at the party and try sliding on the ice at the pond. Of course, resourceful Carl gets the baby home before her parents return?and the babysitter is never the wiser.

Everyone’s favorite Rottweiler appears here in a wintertime romp.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Dogs

17. I Love My Pirate Papa

by: Laura LeuckKyle M. Stone
Release date: Sep 01, 2007
Number of Pages: 32
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It’s a yar vessel that can carry this crew of burly pirates, the captain, and his scrappy little son. From the crow’s nest to the hold, from the high seas to the island of buried treasure, this boy hangs out with the most rough-and-tumble of rogues. And at the end of each day, he gets tucked in by the fiercest pirate of them all: his loving and tender dad.    
    
This lyrical picture book is brimming with delightful pirate antics and just the right dose of father and son love.
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Children’s Books > Animals

18. Secret Agent Jack Stalwart: Book 5: The Secret of the Sacred Temple: Cambodia

by: Elizabeth Singer Hunt
Release date: Apr 01, 2008
Number of Pages: 128
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When an archaeologist who guards the priceless 1,000-year-old treasures of the temple of Angor Wat goes missing, her daughter Kate calls on Jack to help bring her home. No sweat for a top secret agent. Except this time it’s personal. The archaeologist also has information leading to the whereabouts of Jack’s missing brother. Now Jack must stop a power-hungry madman before the treasure, and the archaeologist, disappear forever.   
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Chapter Books & Readers > Chapter Books

19. The Worldwide Dessert Contest

by: Dan Elish
Release date: Dec 11, 2015
Number of Pages: 194
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For eleven years in a row, John Applefeller has entered his highly original apple desserts in The Worldwide Dessert Contest. And every year he’s watched his delectable treats turn into disasters while the evil Sylvester Sweet wins first prize. But this year, when John’s greatest creation, the world’s largest pancake, flops, he and his sidekicks decide to seek help from the king of dessert chefs, the magical Captain B. Rollie Ragoon.
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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

20. Montecristo Travels to Pisa: A Montecristo Travels Adventure Book

by: Sonja LishchynskiAllison MacAlister
Release date: Feb 15, 2015
Number of Pages: 38
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Join Montecristo the Chihuahua as he discovers Pisa in Tuscany, Italy. Find out why the Pisa Tower leans and by how much, and meet Bello, the wise Italian greyhound. Designed for vocabulary development (ages 4-8), Montecristo Travels Adventure Books are always based on a true story. Informative and fun for adults and children; perfect for shared quality time. See the world from only eight inches off the ground. Également disponible en français.
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21. Doran’s Doorway Adventures: Saving Jinx

by: Bill McManusDami NatiDavid Batterson
Release date: Jan 10, 2016
Number of Pages: 80
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Doran was just a typical 12 year old boy until he discovered a magic watch in an old box hidden in the hole of an old tree in the woods near his home. The magical watch allows him to open up infinite doorways and travel to incredible places and times. It watch also gives him other secret powers. Follow Doran on his first adventure back to medieval times, full of knights and castles. He attempts to save the town of Na Bochtáin from Evil King Grainne. Doran uses both his mind and some magic in this battle between good and evil. Can Doran and the townspeople defeat King Grainne? Read this exciting adventure book now to find out.
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Children’s Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy & Magic

22. Sky’s the Limit!: Hana Ohana’s Doggie Bloggie (Hana Ohana’s Adventures) (Volume 1)

by: YassiHana Ohana
Release date: Mar 04, 2015
Number of Pages: 26
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“Sky’s the Limit!” is part of a fun series of animated stories about an adorable puppy named Hana Ohana. Hana lives in Hawaii and blogs about her life lessons and fun experiences with her friends.
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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

23. Meerkats Safari

by: Claudia GrazianoMichelle Barbera
Release date: May 06, 2006
Number of Pages: 36
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…What gentle beast peeks over treetops with ease? …Do you know who has webbed feet and pink knees? Discover unusual truths about animals on the African plains in this colorful collection of rhyming clues and facts. A plucky meerkat leads young readers on an imaginary adventure they’ll want to experience again and again.
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Children’s Books > Animals

24. Secret Agent Jack Stalwart: Book 14: The Mission to Find Max: Egypt

by: Elizabeth Singer Hunt
Release date: Oct 11, 2011
Number of Pages: 144
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The Mission to Find Max (Book 14) Jack joined the Global Protection Force for two reasons: to thwart evil around the world and to rescue his brother, Max, who went missing while working as a GPF agent. The GPF refused to share any details with Jack about Max’s whereabouts, but on two previous missions, Jack had collected clues that pointed to Max is being in Egypt. Now Jack has reason to believe that King Tut’s diadem—a crown thought to have magical powers—is the cause of Max’s disappearance. The crown was so important that King Tut was buried with it on his head, but when the boy-pharaoh’s tomb was opened in 1922, an assistant archaeologist named Omar Massri stole the artifact. Could a descendant of Massri somehow be involved in Max’s disappearance? Jack and his old friend Kate must prevent an ancient and terrible curse of the pharaohs from wreaking havoc, or else Egypt—and Jack’s brother—could be doomed.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Chapter Books & Readers > Chapter Books

25. Legend of the NeverBeast Read-Along Storybook & CD (Read-Along Storybook and CD)

by: Disney Storybook Art Team
Release date: Feb 03, 2015
Number of Pages: 32
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Disney Fairies fans can relive the sixth film in the successful Fairies direct-to-DVD franchise in this enchanting Read-Along Storybook & CD set, complete with word-for-word narration, character voices, and sound effects! Readers can follow along with the story as Tinker Bell and her animal-talent friend Fawn work to save Pixie Hollow from the mysterious NeverBeast!
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Children’s Books > Animals

26. Adventures In Flatfrost (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Kingdom of Wrenly)

by: Jordan QuinnRobert Mcphillips
Release date: Oct 07, 2014
Number of Pages: 128
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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Prince Lucas and Clara venture to the land of the giants and train Ruskin to control his fire in this fifth chapter book in the fantastical Kingdom of Wrenly series. After a game of hide-and-seek, Prince Lucas and Ruskin are in trouble again. They have melted all the ice in the castle, and the king is not pleased. He sends Lucas and Ruskin to Flatfrost to fetch more ice from the giants who live there. High in the snowy mountains, some new larger-than-life friends lend a helping hand as Lucas, Clara, and Ruskin learn to respect the hard work of others. With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, The Kingdom of Wrenly chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Friendship

27. Follow Carl!

by: Alexandra DayAlexandra Day
Release date: Sep 11, 1998
Number of Pages: 32
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Carl is back in his ninth adventure!

Children barking at a squirrel in a tree? Carrying sticks in their mouths? Begging for food? Who could be responsible for such silly shenanigans except everybody’s favorite baby-sitter, Carl, who takes a group of neighborhood children on a lively game of Follow the Leader. Readers will want to follow Carl’s exploits through town and country again and again, and Alexandra Day’s lush autumnal landscapes are the perfect setting for the funny goings-on in the game.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Dogs

28. Turtle Tom in the Woods: The Birth (Turtle Tom Adventures) (Volume 1)

by: Morley MalakaJosh McGill
Release date: Jul 15, 2015
Number of Pages: 38
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Imagine opening your eyes for the first time and realizing you are all alone. No family, no food and no idea where you are. What would you do? How would you feel? For Turtle Tom, life seemed like a bad dream from the day he was born. This is a story of how one creature defied all odds to find the family he never knew. Turtle Tom awakens all alone in the woods. He looks around but doesn’t see any other turtles. Where is Turtle Tom’s family? The little turtle sets out on the biggest adventure of his life. Along the way, Turtle Tom meets many strange and interesting creatures in the woods. Tom must decide if these creatures are family, if they are friendly, or if they are simply wanting to make a meal of him. Where will he go? Who will he meet? Turtle Tom in the Woods- The Birth is the first in the book series, The Adventures of Turtle Tom. It is a wonderful children’s story filled with adventure, uncertainty, and courage. The short paragraphs and easy to read words makes this book the perfect story for children of all ages. Grab your copy today and begin the adventure.
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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

29. Poppleton Everyday (Poppleton Everyday (Prebound))

by: Cynthia RylantMark Teague
Release date: Apr 01, 1998
Number of Pages: 48
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The three easy-to-read tales in this charming new addition to the series feature Poppleton as he goes stargazing, buys a bed, and sails. Full color.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Pigs

30. Sea Dogs (and a Cat)

by: Susan Lyons
Release date: Nov 03, 2014
Number of Pages: 156
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Solo and Spike live on farms near the sea. One night, they answer the call coming from Spyglass Cove and join up with Captain Rollo’s motley crew of sea dogs. They sail off on a mission to rescue Princess Esme from pirates, not realizing that Mittens, a pesky cat from Solo’s farm, has stowed away. Once she’s discovered, Mittens finds herself and Solo right in the midst of the rescue plans. Spike has his part to play as well, and the trio must prove themselves worthy sea dogs (and a cat) if they want to get home again.
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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

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