Best Classics Books for 7 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 classics books for 7 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. The Hobbit: A 3-D Pop-Up Adventure

by: J. R. R. TolkienJohn Howe
Release date: Oct 06, 1999
Number of Pages: 12
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Delve into the incredible world of hobbits, wizards, and dragons in this exceptional visual adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien’s classic fantasy epic The Hobbit. This innovative pop-up book transports hero Bilbo Baggins, a small, quiet hobbit, through five adventures from the novel. Featuring beautiful illustrations, intricate paper engineering, and pull-out scrolls with excerpts, this unique edition is the perfect introduction to Tolkien’s timeless tale and a must-have collectible for Hobbit fans of all ages.

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Children’s Books > Classics

2. Pippi Goes on Board (Pippi Longstocking)

by: Astrid LindgrenFlorence Lamborn
Release date: Feb 24, 1977
Number of Pages: 144
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Outrageous Pippi Longstocking has no parents around and no rules to follow, so she lives according to her own daredevilish ways. She’s been treating her friends Tommy and Annika to wild adventures, too–like buying and eating seventy-two pounds of candy, or sailing off to an island in the middle of a lake to see what it’s like to be shipwrecked. But then Pippi’s long lost father returns, and she might have to leave Villa Villekulla!

From the Hans Christian Andersen Medal-winning author of the classic Pippi Longstocking, this is another rollicking adventure that’s sure to please fans of the freckled, fun-loving little girl.

“Lovers of Pippi Longstocking will welcome this rollicking tale of a topsy-turvy world in which Pippi and her next-door neighbors put into practice some ideas about good times.” – School Library Journal

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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

3. Diary of an Ugly Sweater

by: Cassi Eubank
Release date: Jun 08, 2015
Number of Pages: 198
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Have you ever felt alone? Can you remember a time when you thought you weren’t good enough? Maybe you have even felt ugly before?

Sophie certainly knows how you feel.

Sophie was created a Christmas sweater and was feeling on top of the world when she was chosen to be featured in a newspaper ad. For one day, she was shipped off and was the model for a glamorous photo shoot.

Her feeling of joy faded when she got back to Warehouse City and had to quickly learn to understand and find the best way to work with all the different personalities of the other sweaters. With compassion and humor, Sophie was able to turn those who started out as adversaries into allies.

These were skills she would need when she arrived at the Superstore, the place where her forever person would find her. During her short stay at the store, before Katie purchased her, Sophie had the opportunity to watch and observe human nature in a big way as the masses of holiday shopper descended when the doors opened each day. All of the things she learned would be needed for what was to come.

At first, Sophie believed she was the happiest sweater in the world. The perfect forever person had chosen her, and she even heard her talk about going to a Christmas party and being entered into a best sweater contest. Sophie was alive with excitement, especially when she found out that Katie was going to “bling” her out. Oh the glitz, the glam, Sophie was loving it all.

First came the garland. Then the blinking lights. Next it was larger ornaments and presents under the tree. Being an over-achiever, Katie also added bells, bows, a purple peacock, a raccoon, an elf, a floating Santa head, an angel and candy canes all over her right arm!

Sophie was feeling like a freak show and wondered why her forever person would want to change her so much. Why wasn’t she good enough just the way she was?

With the help and support of her new family, Sophie learned some new coping skills that allowed her to grow and gain from the feelings she once had. With these new skills in place, what once seemed overwhelming was now simple and easy. Life was good. Until…..

One evening, Sophie and the family that had been attached to her were left on the kitchen table. There before her, Sophie saw things that caused her world to crash in around her. In plain sight, was an invitation to the party she was going to with the prompt to Get Your Ugly On! $100 to the winner of the UGLY SWEATER CONTEST.

As her heart sunk, she glanced to the right and saw a newspaper advertisement. What it said made her go numb.

There on the open page was a picture of her. It was one that had been taken when she had been sent to model at the photo shoot.

UGLY SWEATER SALE the words above her head screamed.

She had been created… no, she had been born to be ugly. Her only purpose in life was to be a hideous amusement. Sophie was heart-broken and saw no reason for her worthless, pathetic life.

Thanks to the love and understanding of her adopted family, Sophie came to learn her true value. Having come to love herself, she was able to offer those around her so much more, which made her feel even better. She was also able to let her challenges turn her into a champion!

Join Sophie as she shares real life solutions to the opportunities for growth that present themselves in our lives. When you delight in these pages, you will come to love Sophie and feel both her trials and her triumphs. Take this journey now and engage in a delightful ride that will capture hearts of all ages during all seasons.

Sophie’s journey allows young people to witness and learn some of the struggles they may come across and offers real life solutions. Readers are invited to explore opportunities and possibilities to every day challenges that will allow them to grow into confident adults with better relationship and coping skills.

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Children’s Books > Classics

4. A Christmas Memory

by: Truman Capote
Release date: Oct 28, 2014
Number of Pages: 48
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Truman Capote’s boyhood Christmas memoir rereleased in a beautiful new package, which includes a CD with the audio version of the text.

     The classic story of Truman Capote’s childhood Christmas ritual is more endearing than ever in this newly redesigned package.

     In celebration of A Christmas Memory‘s enduring appeal, this repackaged edition retains Beth Peck’s evocative watercolors and an audio CD narration by the venerable Celeste Holm (originator of the Ado Annie role in the 1943 Broadway hit “Oklahoma!” and an Academy Award-winning actress). Originally published in 1956, this is the story from Capote’s childhood of lovingly making fruitcakes from scratch at Christmas-time with his elderly cousin, and has stood the test of time to become known as an American holiday classic. In its new size, it’s perfect for reading alone or reading aloud, or following along while listening to the audio version.

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Children’s Books > Holidays & Celebrations > Christmas

5. The Secret of Santa’s Songbird

by: D. S. Jackson
Release date: Nov 10, 2013
Number of Pages: 28
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Meet Chipper the songbird, a Northern Cardinal who is rather slow at growing his feathers. He can only hope to be like other birds. Chipper is destined by the nature of his own heart, to deliver a Christmas gift not even Santa sees coming! 
This beautifully written narrative poem shares the spirit abiding within. It also shares a wonder of nature, to invite every child to realize nature’s gifts.

No other book of its kind compares to this one’s notoriety and compliment among ACEO artists world wide! Perhaps this is because the book itself has a secret. Anyone can add their own art on paper to any page! So embellish the pages of your choice or enjoy the story as it stands, heart to heart.

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The pages of Santa’s Songbird ™ softcover storybooks facilitate the addition of your choice of compatible art on paper. This makes it possible for you to embellish the story in ways unique to your own vision, turning out a priceless keepsake or gift. Young children can decorate a copy with their own favorite stickers or use blank 3″ x 5″ index cards to create their own pictures to be displayed in the book using photo corners. 
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Discover related art and more on the author’s website: SantasSongbird.com 

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Children’s Books > Classics

6. The Tightrope Walker’s Dream

by: Graham Best
Release date: Jan 20, 2010
Number of Pages: 40
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The Tightrope Walker’s Dream is a delightful illustrated book in the tradition of The Little Prince and the best of Dr. Suess. The story of an ailing tightrope walker who learns to count bravely on his heart, this metaphysical nursery rhyme will put a star beneath your step and a sizzle in your brain pan.
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7. The Maid of the North: Feminist Folk Tales from Around the World

by: Ethel Johnston PhelpsLloyd Bloom
Release date: Sep 15, 1982
Number of Pages: 192
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The Maid of the North weaves together tales about a woman’s right to freedom of will and choice. In this collection of mostly nineteenth-century folk and fairy tales, Ethel Johnston Phelps’s heroines successfully portray women as being spirited, courageous and smart. This type of heroine is not easily found in most collections; in most traditional folk and fairy tales we encounter women are portrayed as being good, obedient, submissive, and, of course, beautiful. These women—and girls—are resourceful; they take action to solve a problem and use cleverness or shrewd common sense to solve the dilemmas they face.

The tales themselves are part of an oral tradition that document a generation according to the values of the time. Phelps has given these older tales a fresh, contemporary retelling for a new generation of readers, young and old. She shapes each story—adding or omitting details—to reflect her sense of a feminist folk or fairy tale.

The twenty-one tales collected represent a wide variety of countries; approximately seventeen ethnic cultures from North America to Europe to Asia tell a story in which women play a leading or crucial role in the story.

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8. The Enchanted Horse

by: Magdalen Nabb
Release date: Nov 24, 2015
Number of Pages: 96
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A little toy horse is about to change Irina’s life forever.

Award-winning classic young fiction, beautifully illustrated.

Bella was real… Dreams don’t eat hay and drink water. Dreams don’t leave footprints in the snow.

When Irina sees a tatty horse in a junk-shop window, she thinks it looks sad and lonely. Irina is an only child and wants nothing more than to take care of this horse.

Little does she know how special Bella is or that magical journeys lie in wait for them!

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Children’s Books > Animals > Horses

9. The Complete “Ragged Dick” Series

by: Horatio AlgerCharles Carter
Release date: May 08, 2011
Number of Pages: 1080
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The Ragged Dick series was originally published as a feature in a youth magazine. Now, all six books are together, and in order:
1. Ragged Dick
2. Fame and Fortune
3. Mark, the Match Boy
4. Rough and Ready
5. Ben, the Luggage Boy
6. Rufus and Rose
The Ragged Dick books tell the stories of Boys that go from “Rags to Riches”.
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10. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Golden Sound Story Books-Classics)

by: Ronald Kidd
Release date: Jul 01, 1992
Number of Pages: 24
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Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Golden Sound Story Books-Classics)
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11. The Family Pilgrim’s Progress

by: Jean Watson
Release date: Jan 20, 2014
Number of Pages: 128
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Once upon a time, there was a man called Christian who lived in the City of Destruction with his wife and four children. One day he found a book that sent him on a dangerous adventure to save his life… Bunyan’s beloved tale is a parable of the Christian life and has been a treasured resource for centuries. Jean Watson’s modern-day translation opens his classic for this generation. Edition includes special features that explain the meaning of the various adventures and illuminate Bunyan’s world and thought.

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Christian Books & Bibles > Christian Living

12. Hansel and Gretel

by: Brothers GrimmSybille Schenker
Release date: Dec 01, 2013
Number of Pages: 52
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This tale of children in peril has timeless appeal, and the breathtaking illustrations will find a discriminating audience

 

This stunning edition of the classic fairy tale makes brilliant use of translucent paper and silhoutte-like illustrations to enliven every page. “Once upon a time, there lived a poor woodcutter with his wife and two children, Hansel and Gretel . . .” and so begins the thrilling story of two children relying on their wits to survive in a hostile world. Sybille Schenker’s evocative and exquisite illustrations bring a unique beauty and graphic excellence to a timeless favorite.

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Children’s Books > Classics

13. Spider-Man: Spider-Man versus Hydro-Man (I Can Read – Level 2 (Quality))

by: Susan HillAndie TongJeremy Roberts
Release date: May 03, 2011
Number of Pages: 32
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Hydro-Man makes a hot summer day even worse when he tries to steal the city’s water. This wet threat means serious trouble! Can Spidey outwit the slippery scoundrel before the city dries out?

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

14. I Can Sleep When The Wind Blows

by: Heather Lyn DavisRoberta Malasomma
Release date: Oct 12, 2016
Number of Pages: 40
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I Can Sleep When The Wind Blows is a retelling of the classic story of Jim, a 17 year old boy who applies to work on a farm. His only qualification is that he can sleep when the wind blows. The farmer doesn’t understand what he means but he hires him. When a terrible storm comes in the night, the farmer learns the value of this unusual skill.
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15. Simba’s Pride (Lion King II)

by: Victoria Saxon
Release date: Oct 01, 1998
Number of Pages: 96
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Based on a new animated feature scheduled for release on video on October 27, 1998, “Simba’s Pride” lets children experience the movie again and again. Simba is worried when his daughter, Kiara, falls in love with a lion from the wrong side of the Pride Lands. Full color.
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Children’s Books > Animals

16. The Little Mermaid

by: Parragon BooksKolanovic DubravkaRandall Ronne
Release date: Dec 08, 2015
Number of Pages: 32
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“You are the girl who saved me from drowning, aren’t you?” What will happen when the Little Mermaid asks for help from the Sea Witch, after falling in love with a prince that lives on land? With beautiful and charming illustrations to enjoy again and again, this simple retelling of the children’s classic fairy tale is perfect for readers of all ages.

Parragon is the largest illustrated non-fiction publisher in the world and a global leader in innovative digital books for children in many languages. Welcome to the world of Parragon!”

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17. Winny de Puh (Winnie the Pooh in Spanish) (Spanish Edition)

by: A. A. MilneErnest H. ShepardIsabel Gortazar
Release date: May 01, 2000
Number of Pages: 176
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This classic of children’s literature is now available in a Spanish-language edition. Winny de Puh is the translation of the complete text of the original Winnie-the-Pooh, with all of Ernest H. Shepard’s delightful illustrations. Here are Pooh, Piglet, and Eeyore (in this book Puh, Porquete, and Iiyoo) and all the others in the stories that have charmed and entranced fans of the Best Bear in All the World for generations.
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Children’s Books > Classics

18. The Magician’s Nephew Read-Aloud Edition (Narnia)

by: C. S. LewisPauline Baynes
Release date: May 30, 2006
Number of Pages: 208
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When Polly vanishes after Uncle Andrew’s horrid trick, Digory has no choice but to follow her. Touching the magic rings takes the children into a wood where mysterious pools lead to countless other worlds.

Their adventure opens up the doorway to Narnia — a new and magical land where animals learn to speak and where trees are able to walk. But Narnia is under threat from the evil Queen, and Digory and Polly have to find the magical fruit that alone can save it.

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Religious Fiction > Christian

19. Superman Family Adventures Vol. 2

by: Art BaltazarFrancoArt Baltazar
Release date: Feb 11, 2014
Number of Pages: 128
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Superman! Superboy! Supergirl! Krypto the Superdog! The entire Superman family is re-imagined here in this energetic all-ages graphic novel. Read on as the heroes of Metropolis fight foes such as General Zod, Darkseid, Brainiac, and as always, super-scourge Lex Luthor!

The critically acclaimed team behind TINY TITANS tackle the Superman family in this all-ages graphic novel!

Collects Superman Family Adventures #7-12.

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Children’s Books > Comics & Graphic Novels > Superheroes

20. A Treasury of Five Minute Stories

by: Parragon Books
Release date: Aug 06, 2015
Number of Pages: 192
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There is always time to read together with this treasure-trove of five-minute stories, fables, and well-loved fairy tales. There are over 30 easy-to-read stories to enjoy in this enchanting collection – and each one fits perfectly into the beginning, middle, or end of a very busy day! This beautiful story-time treasury brings together the talents of illustrators from around the world, with well-loved tales including Aladdin, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, Cinderella, Pinocchio, Puss in Boots, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty, The Three Little Pigs, and many more.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Short Story Collections

21. Two Seeds

by: Keith ShreveJenny Plucinsky
Release date: May 28, 2014
Number of Pages: 32
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“Two seeds fell from the same tree…” So begins the adventure that will capture the wonder and imagination of children around the world. Two seeds, a brother and sister, choose different paths in life. One seeks adventure, while the other plants their roots firmly into the ground. But when a terrible event occurs, one seed must choose what really matters to him.
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Children’s Books > Science, Nature & How It Works > Nature > Environment

22. #04 Fish You Were Here (Guinea Pig, Pet Shop Private Eye)

by: Colleen AF VenableStephanie Yue
Release date: Sep 01, 2011
Number of Pages: 46
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Sasspants, reluctant Gineaa PIG detective solves cases in the Pet shop with the help of her partner Hamish the Hamster. There are masses of suspects. There are laugh-out loud punch-lines as the stories progress. With lots of visual clues to aid reading, these books give young readers their very own graphic novels.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs & Squirrels

23. Classic Starts™ Audio: The Swiss Family Robinson (Classic StartsTM Series)

by: Johann David WyssChris TaitJamel AkibArthur Pober Ed.D
Release date: Jun 01, 2010
Number of Pages: 160
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A shipwreck; a deserted island; a single family, wondering if they can survive. Rich in suspense and surprises, The Swiss Family Robinson entices young readers to come along on a wonderful adventure, where each moment brings a new thrill. Featuring amazingly resourceful characters and a wondrous landscape bursting with exotic wildlife and plants, it’s an irresistible tale of ingenuity.
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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

24. The Fairy Doll

by: Rumer GoddenGary BlytheTO BE CONFIRMED
Release date: Oct 06, 2016
Number of Pages: 80
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Elizabeth is enchanted by the beautiful fairy doll that sits at the top of the Christmas tree wearing a sparkly beaded dress and delicate silver shoes.

Little Elizabeth could never be so perfect – she is always getting into trouble. Then Great-Grandma gives Fairy Doll to Elizabeth – and suddenly everything starts going right instead of wrong.

Could Fairy Doll be magical?

First published in 1956, The Fairy Doll is a Christmas story to treasure from classic writer Rumer Godden. Now available in a beautiful new edition illustrated throughout by Gary Blythe.

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Children’s Books > Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths

25. Two Cities (The Book Keeper Series 2)

by: Dare DeLanoStuart Hindle
Release date: Nov 01, 2015
Number of Pages: 141
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Liz and Charlie are in for another big adventure as they journey inside one of their Aunt Gertrude’s magical books. When the two children are whisked into the pages of A Tale of Two Cities, they encounter spies, the most dreaded prison in the world, and a revolutionary war that’s exploding all around them. They must fight their fears, dig deep and be brave. It is in Paris during the French Revolution where they face their toughest challenge—a race to rescue an innocent man from a terrible fate. Will the children’s luck hold out? Will they complete their quest and make it out alive? And, can they make it back home in time for dinner?

The Book Keeper series retells the classics of literature in a way that captures young readers’ attention and imagination. Two Cities, based on Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities, is the second in the series.

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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

26. The Beach of Falesa

by: Robert Louis Stevenson
Release date: Feb 01, 2006
Number of Pages: 108
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“What did he die of?” I inquired. “Some kind of sickness,” says the captain. “It appears it took him sudden. Seems he got up in the night, and filled up on Pain Killer and Kennedy’s Discovery. No go — he was booked beyond Kennedy. Then he had tried to open a case of gin. No go again — not strong enough. Then he must have turned to and run out on the veranda, and capsized over the rail. When they found him, the next day, he was clean crazy — carried on all the time about somebody watering his copra. Poor John!” “Was it thought to be the island?” I asked. “Well, it was thought to be the island, or the trouble, or something,” he replied.

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27. Nate el Grande: ¡Hola! (Big Nate) (Spanish Edition)

by: Lincoln Peirce
Release date: Nov 04, 2014
Number of Pages: 224
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Say ¡hola! to aspiring cartoonist and all-time record holder for most detentions in school history, Nate Wright! Whether he’s masterfully schooling his classmates at chess or tacking on another detention for the record books, Nate will leave readers laughing in this hilarious Spanish collection.

Nate Wright is the 11-year-old star of New York Times bestselling author Lincoln Peirce’s wildly popular comic strip Big Nate, which debuted in 1991. On top of his stardom, Nate is a professional pest to school principals, a chess prodigy, and a self-described genius. And when his hilarious wisecracks and pranks get him in trouble, Nate’s winning personality and charming over-confidence will delight and entertain readers.

¡Diga hola al aspirante a caricaturista, Nate Wright!  Con once años de edad, Nate está en el sexto grado, y tiene el récord por la cantidad de detenciones mas altas en la historia de la escuela. Él es la estrella de Big Nate, la tira cómica popular por Lincoln Peirce, que debutó en 1991.  Además de ser una estrella, Nate es una molestia profesional para los directores de la escuela, un prodigio del ajedrez, y un genio autoproclamado. Y cuando sus bromas hilarantes lo meten en problemas, su personalidad encantadora junto con su exceso de confianza, llegara a encantar y entretener a los lectores.
 

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Children’s Books > Education & Reference > Foreign Language Learning > Spanish

28. Bumperboy and The Loud, Loud Mountain

by: Debbie Huey
Release date: Aug 08, 2006
Number of Pages: 128
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  • With the success of Bumperboy’s first adventure, Debbie Huey returns with a brand new book titled Bumperboy & the Loud Loud Mountain. Join Bumperboy and his best pal Bumperpup as they unravel the mystery of a rather talkative mountain, meet new friends and discover a new enemy in this brand new all-ages adventure that will keep readers riveted!
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Children’s Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy & Magic

29. Classic Starts™: Grimm’s Fairy Tales (Classic StartsTM Series)

by: Jakob GrimmWilhelm GrimmGrimm BrothersDeanna McFaddenEric FreebergArthur Pober Ed.D
Release date: Jun 07, 2011
Number of Pages: 160
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Once upon a time? there were two brothers, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, who gave the world some of the best-loved fairy tales ever written. From ?Cinderella” and ?Rumpelstiltskin” to ?Snow White” and ?The Brave Little Tailor,” this charming anthology offers young readers a wonderful introduction to 12 of the Grimms’ most popular stories.
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Children’s Books > Classics

30. Ed’s Terrestrials

by: Scott Christian Sava
Release date: Oct 15, 2008
Number of Pages: 88
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Three aliens escape from their dreary life working at the Intergalactic Food Court. While being chased by Mall Security officer, Maximus Obliterus, Al, Gus, and Marcello hijack a space ship to Earth and crash land into Ed’s Treehouse. Befriending the aliens, Ed agrees to help them blend in and become more human. Meanwhile, Maximus Obliterus makes a reluctant alliance with Ed’s nemesis, the spoiled brat Natalie. Together they hope to capture the aliens and, of course, get Natalie lots of Shiny, Pretty things. In the end, Ed must learn to trust his new friends and have faith in himself.
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Children’s Books > Comics & Graphic Novels

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