Best Literature & Fiction Books for 11 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 literature & fiction books for 11 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. Hari Potta to kenja no ishi (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Japanese Edition)

by: J. K. RowlingMatsuoka Yuko
Release date: Dec 01, 1999
Number of Pages: 462
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Japanese translation of Harry Potter and the Sorecrer’s Stone. In Japanese. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.
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2. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone:

by: J.K. Rowling
Release date: Sep 01, 2019
Number of Pages: 223
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Harry Potter has no idea how famous he is. That’s because he’s being raised by his miserable aunt and uncle who are terrified Harry will learn that he’s really a wizard, just as his parents were. But everything changes when Harry is summoned to attend an infamous school for wizards, and he begins to discover some clues about his illustrious birthright. From the surprising way he is greeted by a lovable giant, to the unique curriculum and colorful faculty at his unusual school, Harry finds himself drawn deep inside a mystical world he never knew existed and closer to his own noble destiny.
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3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

by: J.K. RowlingMary GrandPré
Release date: Sep 11, 2001
Number of Pages: 448
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For twelve long years, the dread fortress of Azkaban held an infamous prisoner named Sirius Black. Convicted of killing thirteen people with a single curse, he was said to be the heir apparent to the Dark Lord, Voldemort.

Now he has escaped, leaving only two clues as to where he might be headed: Harry Potter’s defeat of You-Know-Who was Black’s downfall as well. And the Azkban guards heard Black muttering in his sleep, “He’s at Hogwarts…he’s at Hogwarts.”

Harry Potter isn’t safe, not even within the walls of his magical school, surrounded by his friends. Because on top of it all, there may well be a traitor in their midst.

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4. The Hobbit (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

by: J. R. R. Tolkien
Release date: Sep 01, 2002
Number of Pages: 320
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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.
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5. Ender’s Game (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Ender Wiggin Saga)

by: Orson Scott Card
Release date: Feb 01, 2002
Number of Pages: 324
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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.
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6. Supernatural Hero (Volume 1)

by: Eran Gadot
Release date: Nov 28, 2013
Number of Pages: 158
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  • Best Indie Book Awards 2015 – Winner
  • Beverly Hills Book Awards 2014 – Winner
  • Reader’s Favorite Book contest 2014 – Silver Medal
  • IPPY Book Awards 2014 – Bronze Medal 
  • Purple Dragonfly Book Awards 2014 – Honorable Mention
  • Indie Excellence Book Awards 2014 – Finalist
  • London Book Festival 2013 – Honorable Mention

Be sure to check the following books in the series!

Don’t try to be someone else, be yourself!
Reading this book will make you see that being yourself is the only way
for success, all you need is to believe.

Andy is the nerd everyone makes fun of. He’s really skinny, wears glasses and talks to himself, but he falls in love with the prettiest girl in the class. One day Grandpa dies and turns into a ghost. Then, Andy discovers a new power, he can see ghosts and talk to the dead.
Join Andy’s journey and find out how a nerd can become a hero.
Supernatural hero is a great children’s book with an outstanding story, for the whole family to enjoy. This book series will stay with you forever.

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Children’s Books > Comics & Graphic Novels > Superheroes

7. Circulus de Potentia (Magicae Mathematica) (Volume 2)

by: Jim West
Release date: Jun 29, 2015
Number of Pages: 232
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A festival in Nosaj’s honor has been interrupted by a mysterious challenger wearing the Circulus de Potentia, a band of gold that gives him unstoppable strength and power. One by one the Guardians fall and a race is on for Alex to go find the wizard with a secret regarding the curious symbol on the golden band. Finding this peculiar wizard named Pythagoras wouldn’t be such a daunting task if it wasn’t for the packs of wolves that roam the forest and a maze she and her friends will have to solve as well as a riddle fashioned by Daedalus himself. What awaits Alex in the Forest of Factors? Can Archimedes solve the equation in time? Can the Guardians stop this invincible challenger?  A symbol unknown, a riddle unsolved, a maze guarded by a monster, a race against time to find the secrets of the Circulus de Potentia and the most precious thing in the world.
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8. Different is Awesome!

by: Ryan Haack
Release date: Sep 03, 2015
Number of Pages: 21
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“Confession…I am a huge Ryan Haack fan. Long before reading this book, I have admired all he has done to help people see past perceived disabilities and limitations. With Different is Awesome!, Ryan beautifully captures his amazing spirit in the form of questions asked by children in a classroom. Simply written, but with a very powerful message, I was reminded of many similar experiences and questions from my youth. I hope you can read this book with members of your family. There are inspirational lessons for people of any ability.” – Jim Abbott, Professional Baseball Player
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9. Sir Sydney Dinkum (Volume 1)

by: Martha GoldMarc Reilly
Release date: Jun 01, 2014
Number of Pages: 160
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AN AWARD WINNING HILARIOUS ADVENTURE! THE BLACK AND WHITE ILLUSTRATED EDITION KOALA BEAR SEEKS KNIGHTHOOD
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? The only way to find out is to join Sir Sydney Dinkum on his funny adventures. Don’t Delay! Add to Your Cart Today! Read More for Reviews and Testimonials!

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”A koala bear with a quest, a reluctant wombat and a beautiful deaf dromedary heroine begin their riotous adventures to right the wrongs of the world… should become a chapter book classic.” Shirley Batenton, Interstate Library System

”…(the humor is) reminiscent of the Paddington Bear series.” R.B. Simpson, Blog Review

”Fantastic story, funny for both young and old.” Rizwai Assan, Online Book Review

”Readers of this book will be encouraged to follow their dreams and also be creative in life. …one book that everyone should read.” Angela Aaron Nyanchamba, Kenyan Children’s Book Review

”This trio will steal your heart” B.D. Ellington, Kudos

”Well done to the authors Martha Gold and Marc Reilly, you have put together a well written and illustrated children’s adventure book.”Ben Johnson, Australian Review Blog

”… offers the same level of humor that kids love without any of the violence. ” Nicole Tuhin, PBC (Parents Book Club)

”Sydney is cool! Really cool!” Lucas (age 10) Portola, CA.

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The Australian koala is in danger of extinction. A portion of all book proceeds are donated to the AUSTRALIAN KOALA FOUNDATION.

SIR SYDNEY’S WEBSITE OFFERS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!!! Go to “About the Authors” for details

“…a fantastic website which offers wonderful free activities for kids as well as great guides for teachers and parents.” Jeannette Marshall, Teacher and Parent

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10. The Nearly Calamitous Taming of PZ: A Novel

by: Martha RitterMatt Ryan
Release date: Jul 29, 2014
Number of Pages: 236
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A charming, classic adventure tale about the scary, crazy, and heart-thumpingly joyful plunge into connecting with others

A mute, nameless foxhound has spent her life in a laboratory cage. She has never seen the sun. When she gets rescued, Dottie, a diva ladybug with a heart as big as her hat, helps the dog understand the world and find a home with Olivia, a restless, solitary girl seeking comfort that her new pet cannot supply.

The isolated dog and the hesitant girl must face their fear of connecting. They learn to tame each other, let go, survive adventures, and find the courage to trust as they search for their place in the sun.

The Nearly Calamitous Taming of PZ— lyrical and approachable, with resonant details–has both humor and heart. Although intended for children eight through twelve, its classic unfolding and off-beat characters tickle the fancy of adults as well. It is both an adventure story and a tale with many layers–about overcoming obstacles, mining experience for what matters, and doing what is necessary, though not always desirable, for friendship. Ultimately, it is about the joy of a hard-won connection.

The classic illustrations–with a contemporary edge–reflect this fresh, poignant, wise, and sometimes downright wacky book.

“Not since Kafka has an insect risen to this level of artistic genius.”–Dottie

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11. Be the Grapes

by: Tami FitzkoffKathlene Linehan
Release date: Sep 07, 2016
Number of Pages: 14
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Be true to yourself! That’s the message of this charming book for kids of all ages.
At a Halloween party, a spirited young child wears something different than the others. When someone makes fun of the costume, our hero’s confidence is shaken. This is a story that celebrates being unique and trusting your instincts.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Self-Esteem & Self-Respect

12. Chase For Home: Chase Manning Mystery #2 (Chase Manning Mystery Series) (Volume 2)

by: Steve Reifman
Release date: Nov 11, 2014
Number of Pages: 148
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Book Synopsis

Riding high in fifth grade, Chase Manning joins the Apple Valley baseball team, and his clutch hitting leads the squad to within two victories of the school’s first league championship. Confidence is high–until Chase’s lucky batting glove turns up missing the day of the semifinal game. Unsure whether the theft represents a personal attack or an attempt to derail the entire baseball team, Chase must track down the culprit and find the glove before the team boards the bus at 3 o’clock. Surprising and suspense-filled plot twists fill the pages of this single-day, real-time mystery thriller.

About the Chase Manning Mystery Series

Encyclopedia Brown and Jack Bauer have passed the torch to Chase Manning.

The Chase Manning Mystery Series features single-day, real-time thrillers that occur on an elementary school campus. Written for readers 8-12 years of age by National Board Certified Teacher Steve Reifman, the series launched with the award-winning Chase Against Time, in which fifth grader Chase Manning must investigate the mysterious disappearance of the cello that the school plans to auction off to save its prestigious music program. Chase Against Time has enjoyed rave reviews from children, parents, and teachers. Young readers love the book’s fast-paced, action-packed format while parents and teachers appreciate the book’s kid-friendly tone and content. Chase is now back in the eagerly anticipated sequel, Chase for Home.

Note for Elementary School Teachers and Parents

Chase Against Time and Chase for Home are Level Q on the Fountas & Pinnell scale. Both books are ideally suited to be used as read alouds and mentor texts during Reading Workshop and Writing Workshop units on mystery and “edge-of-seat” fiction because they include numerous examples of end-of-chapter cliffhangers, red herrings, suspects, motives, and other important mystery elements. If you are interested in teaching children how to craft their own mysteries, check out Steve’s e-book, The Ultimate Mystery Writing Guide for Kids.

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13. 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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14. The Tale of Tallest Rabbit

by: Rodrigo D Lopez
Release date: Dec 07, 2015
Number of Pages: 138
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Monique is a smart and independent little girl who makes good decisions, except maybe when it comes to cute animals. Her eagerness to help a mysterious bunny gets her transported to a strange world full of goblin inventors, dog armies, cosmic giants, and even stranger things! Armed with the ancestral weapon of rabbitkind (an old shovel) she must help her animal friends, and get home in time for supper. Along the way she will experience the bravery of folk heroes, the power of ancient gods and the danger of lurking monsters; all while making sure her animal friends are safe. A word book for young readers, The Tale of Tallest Rabbit is a family friendly collection of stories tied together by an overarching narrative of bravery and friendship.
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Children’s Books > Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths

15. The Dreamer, The Schemer & The Robe (The Amazing Tales of Max & Liz, Book Two)

by: Jenny L. Cote
Release date: Aug 01, 2009
Number of Pages: 400
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Winner of the 2010 Gold Award from the Readers Favorite Book Review and Awards!

After saving Noah and family from the evil stowaway Charlatan aboard the ark in The Ark, the Reed, & the Fire Cloud, heroes Max and Liz, along with faithful mates Kate and Al, earn immortality and a directive from God to serve as His envoys for pivotal points in human history. They have waited for centuries for a word from the Maker; now they learn they are to work behind the scenes in the life of Joseph. In The Dreamer, The Schemer, & The Robe the fate of an entire nation rests in their paws.

All looks hopeless for the young teenager as Joseph s brothers sell him into slavery in Egypt. Has Charlatan returned to Egypt to once again stop Max and Liz from accomplishing their mission? With the help of two new characters, a British archeologist mouse and a forlorn camel, they must combat the forces of evil that are out to thwart their plans, leading them into mysterious adventures with pyramids and mummies. If Max and Liz fail in this mission, all of Egypt will suffer from famine, and the Hebrew nation will never be born.

Abounding in life lessons on struggle, enduring trials, forgiveness, and redemption, The Dreamer, The Schemer, & The Robe is a nonstop thriller filled with twists and turns, side-splitting humor, treachery and heartache, hope and redemption.

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

16. Peter: A Darkened Fairytale – Series 1 Books 1-5: Vol 1 – 5

by: William O’Brien
Release date: Nov 19, 2015
Number of Pages: 386
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Peter: A Darkened Fairytale “The theme is reminiscent of ‘Alice in Wonderland’, which stimulates all the sensory qualities of the readers. The language is rich and exquisite and that adds to the colorful appeal and visual aspect of this captivating story. The narration is crisp and clever.”—Mamta Madhavan for Readers’ Favorite Peter, Enchantment and Stardust “The poems vary in their emotions but the mystery and the magic, the delicious imagery and sleek flow makes it an awesome collection. This stunning collection will find its way into the hearts of all fairy tale lovers. One of the best poetry collections I have read in recent times.”—Mamta Madhavan for Readers’ Favorite Peter: The World “Each part is unique in its entirety and each is as mesmerizing. The poetry is sublime and put together in such a way that the reader is drawn into this world immediately.”—Lisa Jones for Readers’ Favorite Surreal Peter “William O’Brien has produced a masterpiece in the book Surreal Peter. I found it to be zany and a fresh way of interpreting such divine poetry. It shows a whole new side to the author and his amazing talents.”—Lisa Jones for Readers’ Favorite Peter: Crank’s Time “As a reader, this book gave me goosebumps as I read through its beautiful verses. This book is a marvelous example of some of his best work.”—Lisa Jones for Readers’ Favorite ———————————————— Dennis Waller – TOP 500 REVIEWER ———————————————— Amazon Verified Purchase 5***** A Richly Descriptive Story The writing style is masterful in creating strong mental imagery. The depth and layering of the storyline is reminiscent of the works of C.S. Lewis. If words were paint, then I would say William O’Brien uses them like Marc Chagall uses paint in conjuring feelings of awe. Peter’s experiences throughout his journey are contagious as we the reader are spellbound by the marvels that are revealed page after page. Very classical in technique and flow, simply great writing. Another characteristic to the story is the sublime nature hinting at an allegory leaving you in contemplation of the deeper meaning to the story, much like C.S. Lewis. Shrouded within this fairytale of wonderment are traces of timeless wisdom that caught my eye. While this may be a YA novel, it is written in such a way that would appeal to anyone, regardless of age. This is one of those books that you can read over and over and find something new every time. In closing, I offer this last bit of wisdom from the story, “Listen with an open heart,” he heard the flower speak.” It just doesn’t get any better than this… *A full 5000 word review & poem analysis posted for Peter, Enchantment and Stardust: Review by POET – Titled :Epithet: William O’Brien a magical poet,September 20, 2013
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17. Chocolate Milk, Por Favor: Celebrating Diversity with Empathy

by: Maria DismondyDonna FarrellNancy DayElizabeth SupanDonna FarrellNancy DayElizabeth Supan
Release date: Jun 01, 2016
Number of Pages: 32
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This book is specially designed in Amazon’s fixed-layout KF8 format with region magnification. Double-tap on an area of text to zoom and read.It’s Gabe’s first day of school in America, and he doesn’t speak English. This story shows how a simple act of kindness is worth more than a thousand words. Kindness really is a universal language.
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18. Ornaments of Love

by: Sharlin Craig
Release date: Dec 08, 2015
Number of Pages: 32
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A touching Christmas story with glowing illustrations, Ornaments of Love is a story to cherish for years to come. A beautiful tale of Ayana, an endearing ten-year-old who excitedly anticipates that special time of year when the entire family joins together to decorate and admire the Christmas tree.

But sadly this year is different. Ayana realizes that her mom and dad are far too busy with everything else to enjoy the tree with Ayana. Then, something unexpected happens and the family is brought together with tenderness and joy.

Filled to the brim and overflowing with charming moments, gentle humor, and timeless illustrations, this beautiful story is a wonderful reminder of what’s important not only during the Christmas season, but every day of our lives. Ornaments of Love is destined to become one of your favorite holiday stories. One that will remain in your heart forever.

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19. G.G. Snowboards (The G.G. Series, Book #1)

by: Marty Mokler BanksAlisa Mokler Harper
Release date: Dec 23, 2013
Number of Pages: 106
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Woo hoo! G.G. has always wanted to snowboard, and now she gets her chance. She boldly tells her family, “It’s the halfpipe or nothing!” But it’s a lot harder than she expected. Can G.G. brave that crazy flying couch, the lift? Slide the rails at the terrain park with her cousin Carlos? Or even ride the big, scary halfpipe? Shred the mountain with sassy, spunky G.G. in the first of this fresh, new chapter book series for kids ages 6-10.

Join G.G.—an eight-year-old Hispanic girl who lives in a big-city apartment —as she explores the joys and pitfalls of snowboarding for the first time, and the ultimate adventure of snowboarding down a real halfpipe. A thrilling read for kids in first through fourth grades. With photo illustrations by a former member of the U.S. Snowboard Team!

“An epic ride!” —Susie Floros, Editor-in-Chief, Snowboard Magazine

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20. Anna Brown and The Missing Uniforms: A Wheelchair Basketball Mystery (Volume 1)

by: Annie Beth Donahue
Release date: Mar 25, 2015
Number of Pages: 84
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When a package containing the Rollin’ Hornets’ new uniforms mysteriously disappears from the coach’s front door, the wheelchair basketball team is faced with forfeiting all their games in the big Atlanta tournament. Eleven year old team member, Anna Brown, is determined to find the uniforms and save the team from being thrown into automatic last place. But will Anna succeed when it looks like the uniforms may have been stolen, or even worse- destroyed?
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21. The Protectlings: At Woods Edge

by: Carolyn HeilmanCarolyn Heilman
Release date: Nov 08, 2015
Number of Pages: 141
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Samantha Penning is much like any eleven year-old, with one exception: she has a secret job. It sometimes requires her to sneak out at night and venture into the dark woods behind her house. That’s her favorite part of being a Protectling. The Woodlanders rely on her to keep them safe, in every season. Sam is certain in her devotion to them and can’t imagine summer without their Lantern Lighting or fall without the Butternut Harvest. But things are changing, and her life away from the woods is expanding and filling up with other responsibilities. As spring awakens the woods after a long winter, the time has come for Sam to face the one thing she cannot change. **Ages 10 and up.
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22. Walter’s Not So Peaceful Definitely Not Relaxing But Oh So Awfully Courageous Adventure

by: Nancy Early
Release date: Nov 30, 2011
Number of Pages: 53
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This book was a National Finalist in the tough division of Children’s Fiction. This book is Full Color! So if you device displays in color you get the full effect of terrific drawings. Walter and Squirt have adventure after adventure. This book is just right for bedtime or anytime. And wait until you meet Mr. Bob! Your kids will love “Walter’s Not So Peaceful, Definitely Not Relaxing But Oh So Awfully Courageous Adventure” Clyde Eggerton, Author “The Night Train” and “The Bible Salesman.” Nancy Early has written a wonderful warmhearted book that has all the elements that children love: an exciting adventure in the woods that includes making new friends, having lots of fun and helping each other when things get a little scary! I can’t wait to share her incredible story with my nieces and nephews. Michelle Boyajian, Author “Lies of the Heart” How come the books I read as a child didn’t have such beautiful color illustrations and cute animal drawings? And a terrific story to boot. It is sure to enthrall and be enjoyed by all and especially kids. Walter the Raccoon has no tail, no friends and really wants someone to pal with. Ah ha! Will Squirt the Possum be the one? He is so adorable. Read and find out what happens. This book is in hardback, paperback and eBook and all versions are in full color inside and out. And don’t forget to check back for more of Nancy’s stories. “The Adventures of the Two Petunias” is sure to be just as delightful. The Publisher
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23. 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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24. The Festival of Stones: autumn and winter tales of Tiptoes Lightly

by: Reg DownReg Down
Release date: Mar 30, 2013
Number of Pages: 106
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Tiptoes Lightly lives in an acorn high up in the branches of a great oak tree. The Festival of Stones follows her adventures, and those of her friends, through the festivals of Michaelmas, Halloween, Martinmas, Advent and Christmas. At Michaelmas a real dragon appears, as does St. Michael, and Farmer John tells the story of ‘The Most Beautiful Dragon in the Whole World’ to his children.

Other tales are told too. An angel tells the story of ‘Martin’s Light’ at Martinmas, at the Festival of Animals Tiptoes recounts how the animals were sung into the world in ‘The Myth of Ella-jah’, and Farmer John reads ‘The Burden Bull of Scotland’ to his children on Christmas day. On the way Jeremy Mouse has a frightening encounter at Halloween (with a you-know-what-kind of vegetable!) and almost drowns while sliding on ice (luckily he is saved by Mr. Owl the Vegetarian).

At the farm, the children meet the Borodat who lives in the barn, and on Christmas night June Berry dreams of her mother who has passed over the threshold. In the last chapter the world’s first snow-mouse is made by Jeremy Mouse-helped by Tiptoes and the house fairies, Pins and Needles.

The Festival of Stones is lavishly illustrated by the artist-author. They are reverent, humorous, sanguine and spiritual. They are innocent and magical tales, suitable for reading to young children or for young children to read.

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25. The Misadventures of Michael McMichaels Vol. 1: The Angry Alligator

by: Tony PennBrian Martin
Release date: Feb 10, 2016
Number of Pages: 96
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A chapter book for independent readers in grades 1-5. Helps children understand the impact of making a mistake and telling and a lie, and how a lie can quickly spin into more lies. What was supposed to be a fun, educational field trip to the local zoo turned into a living nightmare for a young third-grader. One stupid prank, quickly followed by one big lie, leaves Michael scrambling to save himself from a hotheaded redhead bent on revenge and a sharp-toothed alligator ready to chomp. Will Michael escape his web of lies by owning up to his mistakes and apologizing? Or will he keep hiding the truth by spinning wilder and wilder tales?
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26. Old Granny Fox

by: Thornton W. Burgess
Release date: Dec 01, 2007
Number of Pages: 124
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“I never yet saw a young Fox who didn’t think he knew all there is to know — and you’re just like the rest!” Old Granny Fox says this to Reddy Fox, who thinks it will be as easy as pie to steal Farmer Brown’s chickens by daylight and then elude Bowser the Hound. But in this entertaining tale of the winter woods, it turns out even wise Old Granny Fox can be caught napping!

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27. An Undone Fairy Tale

by: Ian LendlerWhitney Martin
Release date: Oct 01, 2005
Number of Pages: 32
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Now, Ned and I admire how well you read. But the story will be ruined if you turn the page right now.
So please don’t.
A beautiful pie-making princess is trapped in a tower. Can Sir Wilbur rescue her? And more importantly, can he do it while wearing a tutu? He’s going to try! But if you read the story too quickly, Ned won’t be able to make the pictures or costumes in time. And happily-ever-after may start to go a bit haywire.
Join Ian Lendler and Whitney Martin for a fairy tale that takes off into hilarious uncharted territory — all because you won’t slow down!
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28. Never Race a Runaway Pumpkin (Roscoe Riley Rules)

by: Katherine ApplegateBrian Biggs
Release date: Jan 17, 2017
Number of Pages: 128
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The hilarious chapter book series about an accidental rule breaker from Katherine Applegate, Newbery Medal-winning and bestselling author of The One and Only Ivan and Crenshaw, returns with a fresh new cover from artist Brian Biggs and bonus material!

If Roscoe guesses the weight of a giant pumpkin, he’ll win a bunch of new books for the school library and a ton of candy! Easy, right? But a little black cat keeps trying to cross his path! Will the bad-luck kitty jinx Roscoe and ruin his chance to win?

Roscoe and his comical misadventures will appeal to fans of Megan McDonald’s Stink series, Nancy Krulik’s George Brown Class Clown series, and Dan Gutman’s My Weirder School series. This repackaged edition now includes Roscoe Riley’s Time-Out Activities, featuring lists, games, and more.

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29. Paulina the Picky Princess and the Magic Garden

by: Abby Mason
Release date: Mar 16, 2015
Number of Pages: 60
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In Paulina the Picky Princess and the Magic Garden, Abby introduces you to a little princess named Paulina. She is a picky eater and isn’t fond of fruits and vegetables. Come take a journey with Paulina and her friends, the acai berry fairies. Throughout their adventures, Paulina will have to be very brave as she tries to save the Garden Aine from creatures in an enchanted forest. Along the way, she might even learn to see vegetables in a whole new way.
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30. Go Teen Writers: How to Turn Your First Draft into a Published Book

by: Stephanie MorrillJill Williamson
Release date: Dec 08, 2013
Number of Pages: 308
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The question we hear most from new writers is, “How do I get published?”

And the answer is: Respect your dream

Every writer’s journey is different, yet as we’ve reflected on our experiences and those of the writers around us, we’ve seen time and time again that those who are successful are the ones who had the patience and endurance to stick with this writing thing. They didn’t look for shortcuts (at least, not for long), nor did they quit after five, ten, or one hundred rejections.

We can’t make the process easy for you, but it’s our hope that this book will be a tool you can turn to time and time again when you’re thinking, “Okay … what’s next?”

Includes tips for:
-Getting published
-Finding the right agent
-Book surgery
-Thicker plots
-Deeper characters
-Richer settings
-Weaving in theme
-Dealing with people who don’t get your writing

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Last updated: Monday, December 5, 2016 8:46 AM

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