Best Literature & Fiction Books for 6 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 literature & fiction 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. Little Blue Truck board book

by: Alice SchertleJill McElmurry
Release date: Jul 07, 2015
Number of Pages: 30
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Beep! Beep! Beep! Meet Blue. A muddy country road is no match for this little pick up–that is, until he gets stuck while pushing a dump truck out of the muck. Luckily, Blue has made a pack of farm animal friends along his route. And they’re willing to do whatever it takes to get their pal back on the road.
With a text full of truck sounds and animal noises to read aloud, here is a rollicking homage to the power of friendship and the rewards of helping others.
 
Includes a downloadable party kit for even more fun!

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Children’s Books > Animals > Farm Animals

2. Little Blue Truck Lap Board Book

by: Alice SchertleJill McElmurry
Release date: Mar 03, 2015
Number of Pages: 30
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Beep! Beep! Beep! Meet Blue. A muddy country road is no match for this little pick up–that is, until he gets stuck while pushing a dump truck out of the muck. Luckily, Blue has made a pack of farm animal friends along his route. And they’re willing to whatever it takes to get their pal back on the road.
Filled with truck sounds and animals noises, here is a rollicking homage to the power of friendship and the rewards of helping others.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Farm Animals

3. Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site

by: Sherri Duskey RinkerTom Lichtenheld
Release date: May 04, 2011
Number of Pages: 32
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The #1 New York Times bestseller

As the sun sets behind the big construction site, all the hardworking trucks get ready to say goodnight. One by one, Crane Truck, Cement Mixer, Dump Truck, Bulldozer, and Excavator finish their work and lie down to rest—so they’ll be ready for another day of rough and tough construction play! With irresistible artwork by best-selling illustrator Tom Lichtenheld and sweet, rhyming text, this book will have truck lovers of all ages begging for more.

And don’t forget! Crunch, vroom, beep, yawn and snore along with Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site SOUND BOOK. Available now.

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Sleep

4. Junkyard Wonders

by: Patricia PolaccoPatricia Polacco
Release date: Jul 08, 2010
Number of Pages: 48
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When young Trisha finds out her class at the new school is known as “The Junkyard,” she is devastated. She moved from her old town so she wouldn’t be in a special class anymore! But then she meets her teacher, the quirky and invincible Mrs. Peterson, and her classmates, an oddly brilliant group of students each with his or her own unique talent. And it is here in The Junkyard that Trisha learns the true meaning of genius, and that this group of misfits are, in fact, wonders, all of them.

Based on a real-life event in Patricia Polacco’s childhood, this ode to teachers will inspire all readers to find their inner genius.
 

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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. Nancy Tillman’s YOU ARE LOVED Collection: On the Night You Were Born; Wherever You Are, My Love Will Find You; and The Crown on Your Head

by: Nancy TillmanNancy Tillman
Release date: Oct 16, 2012
Number of Pages: 96
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You can now get Nancy Tillman’s greatest hits — On the Night You Were Born; Wherever You Are, My Love Will Find You; and The Crown on Your Head – all packaged together in a beautiful gift box with a bonus picture frame featuring Nancy’s signature message, “You are loved.”

Perfect for the holidays, baby showers, or just because; this is a gift that will keep on giving.

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Children’s Books > Classics

9. 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

10. We All Went on Safari: A Counting Journey through Tanzania

by: Laurie KrebsJulia Cairns
Release date: Sep 30, 2003
Number of Pages: 32
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Everyone is invited to join Arusha, Mosi and Tumpe as they set out on a counting journey through the Tanzanian plains. Along the way, they spy all sorts of animals – including elephants, lions and monkeys – while learning to count from one to ten in both English and Kiswahili.
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Children’s Books > Geography & Cultures > Explore the World > Africa

11. 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

12. Bucket Filling Fairy

by: Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
Release date: Dec 01, 2015
Number of Pages: 38
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It’s an ordinary day at Strawberry Hill Summer Camp until a magical creature arrives and surprises the campers, Trey most of all. Trey has been dipping his friends’ buckets. Bucket Filling Fairy (BFF) tries to help Trey see that buckets are for filling, and making people happy can be so thrilling! Will Trey learn this important message, earn his friends’ forgiveness and become a Super Bucket Filler? Or is it too late for him to change? Bucket Filling Fairy is the winner of a Santa Choice Award and will teach your child how they can prevent bullying.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Bullies

13. Sara Snapper & the Magic Camera

by: Mario ValbuenaNatalie Louis
Release date: Jun 11, 2014
Number of Pages: 40
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Sara Snapper & the Magic Camera is an educational tale of a colorless fish that learns to appreciate the value of color with a magic camera she discovers. The story takes place in various museums across the world and introduces the artwork of famous artists to children of all ages.
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography > Art

14. No Rain Today (Clouds in the Wide Blue Sky) (Volume 1)

by: Kristen ItenDavid Overholt
Release date: Oct 28, 2015
Number of Pages: 34
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Squirrels don’t like his rain. Cats don’t like his rain. Worst of all, children don’t like his rain, and this has the Heavy Little Cloud feeling pretty low. He quickly comes up with a plan to keep everyone happy. Unfortunately, his idea starts to cause some trouble along the way. Children around the world have fallen in love with the vibrant colors and fun illustrations in the “Clouds in the Wide Blue Sky” picture book series. Parents appreciate the positive underlying messages found within the pages. Join our fluffy little friend as he embarks on an adventure of self-acceptance and friendship.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Chapter Books & Readers > Beginner Readers

15. Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom

by: Carole Boston WeatherfordKadir Nelson
Release date: Apr 25, 2008
Number of Pages: 48
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This poetic book is a resounding tribute to Tubman’s strength, humility, and devotion. With proper reverence, Weatherford and Nelson do justice to the woman who, long ago, earned over and over the name Moses.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Historical Fiction > United States > 1800s

16. The Donut Chef (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

by: Bob StaakeBob Staake
Release date: Sep 24, 2013
Number of Pages: 40
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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. In this tasty tale, a baker hangs out his sign on a small street, and soon the line for his donuts stretches down the block. But it’s not long before the competition arrives and a delectable battle of the bakers ensues.
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Children’s Books > Humor

17. What the Sleepy Animals Do at the Audubon Zoo

by: Grace MillsapsRyan MurphyJohn Clark IV
Release date: Jul 15, 2013
Number of Pages: 44
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Winner of an IPPY silver medal for picture books!

Rhinos rock out. Alligators stroll under limbo polls. Elephants pound the piano. Pelicans cater.

Ever wonder why the animals at the zoo are always so sleepy? What the Sleepy Animals Do at the Audubon Zoo will answer your questions once and for all.

When Renee asks her father why the zoo animals are snoozing all day, he dreams up an elaborate answer. At night, the monkeys steal the zookeeper’s keys, and all of the animals come out of their cages to dance, eat, and play. By the time the visitors arrive in the morning, the animals are all tuckered out. Renee doesn’t believe her father s tale, but dads have a way of being right about these things…

The manuscript was awarded Best New Orleans Children’s Book at 2012 New Orleans Children’s Book Festival.

A whimsical, fantastical tale Times Picayune/NOLA.com

This book has beautifully detailed illustrations and off-the-charts imagination. Indiegogo

It s clear these guys know NOLA and the sometimes-sleepy animals that live there, and their love for the city shines through in this sweet story. Nerdy With Children

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Children’s Books > Animals > Zoos

18. 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

19. Amos Likes to Jump

by: Margaret LowderEllen Davis
Release date: Apr 28, 2015
Number of Pages: 24
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Amos Likes to Jump is a vibrant board book for early readers. This award-winning children’s book about the lovable dog Amos teaches young ones the value of individuality, and why being “you” is the best way to be. The story, authored by Margaret Lowder, is cheerful and fun. The illustrations, by Ellen Davis, are bright and energetic – just like Amos himself! This quality board book is substantial in size, and durable enough for children of all ages. Amos Likes To Jump is the first in the Series of Amos Tales. This delightful series lets children explore the world with Amos the dog, while learning that “being me is the best way to be!” The Amos Book Co. creates beautiful, fun books for children of all ages. Our illustrations are vivid and full of energy, perfect for a child’s development. Come along with Amos as he jumps through life!
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Children’s Books > Animals > Dogs

20. Slinky Malinki Open the Door (Hairy Maclary and Friends)

by: Lynley Dodd
Release date: Jul 28, 2009
Number of Pages: 32
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When Slinky Malinki and Stickybeak Sid are left in the house on their own, they cause absolute mayhem by opening all the carefully shut doors in the house – and leave a trail of destruction from bathroom to bedroom to kitchen. But then Slinky Malinki opens the final door and comes face to face with his old adversary – Hairy Maclary!
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Children’s Books > Animals > Birds

21. 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

22. 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

23. Pinky and Peanut: The Adventure Begins

by: Deena CookCherie McIntosh
Release date: Nov 01, 2007
Number of Pages: 78
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Why can t we go home? Pinky asked her mom for the millionth time. Pinky knew that moving to a new town would be sad, boring and bad adventure. With only four weeks until second grade, would there be time to be happy again? Peanut couldn t believe it. She was moving to a new town and it just wasn t fair! Would her life ever be the same again? What kind of fun would Peanut find if summer was almost over? Would this be the worst summer of Pinky and Peanut s lives or was this the beginning of an adventure full of surprises and fun?
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Friendship

24. A Soup Opera

by: Jim GillDavid Moose
Release date: Jan 15, 2009
Number of Pages: 32
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A Soup Opera is a richly illustrated story about a man, a bowl of soup, and the man’s comically frustrating quest to eat that soup. Characters in the cast of the opera include a waiter, a police officer and the President of the United States! Each book is packaged with a fully orchestrated CD that includes the narration, dialogue and instrumentation for the comic opera. The CD includes additional tracks created for teachers and others to use in dramatizing the book with children.
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Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Activity Books

25. 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

26. Let’s Change That!: If Animals Can, We Can, Too!

by: Bashar SalameRainer M. Osinger
Release date: May 30, 2014
Number of Pages: 24
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What if we had to change the ways we normally did things just to help someone who really needed us? Could we do that? Watch how Felix asks for help from the most unlikely characters and see their reactions. Will they all pitch in and help or will they refuse?
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Emotions & Feelings

27. Cat Says Meow: And Other Animalopoeia

by: Michael Arndt
Release date: Mar 04, 2014
Number of Pages: 36
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Dog says woof . . . pig says oink . . . cow says moo. Animals and the sounds they make are paired up in playfully compelling ways in this eye-catching illustrated gift book featuring bold colors and an engaging use of onomatopoeia. Kids and parents will delight in discovering the ways in which the letters that spell out each animal’s sound are key elements of that animal’s illustration. With so much to see and to sound out, kids will relish this unique visual and educational experience, brimming with color and letters.
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Children’s Books > Animals

28. 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

29. Penguin on Vacation

by: Salina YoonSalina Yoon
Release date: Aug 20, 2013
Number of Pages: 34
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Penguin’s tired of the snow and cold–so he decides to go on vacation! But where should he go? And what new friends will he meet along the way?

Seasoned illustrator Salina Yoon’s spare text and bright, energetic illustrations bring this favorite character to life, ensuring that readers will be clamoring for more Penguin stories–whether they find their home in the cold or the warm.

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Children’s Books > Animals

30. Rumble of the Coaster Ghost: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #9)

by: Troy Cummings
Release date: Jan 26, 2016
Number of Pages: 96
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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!

Alexander’s class is going on a field trip to an amusement park. Everyone is excited — until they find out they’re going to SAFETY Land! Before the students take a ride on the Slow and Steady Teacups, a weird magician tells them there’s a haunted roller coaster at the park. And Alexander starts seeing odd scratch marks all over the place. Is there REALLY a ghost at Safety Land? The S.S.M.P. is about to find out!

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

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