Best Literature & Fiction Books for 9 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 literature & fiction books for 9 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. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Arabic Edition)

by: J. K. Rowling
Release date: Jan 01, 2008
Number of Pages: 264
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The Arabic Edition of the fascinating English thriller Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Update in the 26th of Sep, 2016: Upon the recent reviews of some of our valued customers, we have been working in Updating the Arabic translation of the title for being more accurate, attractive and aiming to go with the reader to the atmospheres of the original edition.
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Children’s Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy & Magic

2. Harry Potter y la piedra filosofal

by: J. K. RowlingAlicia Dellepiane
Release date: Sep 01, 2019
Number of Pages: 254
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Harry es húerfano de padre y madre y vive con sus tíos odiosos y su primo insoportable y malcriado. Por suerte Harry puede ir a un colegio especial de magia. Ágil y divertida, esta novela entretiene a grandes y chicos.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > School

3. Harry Potter y la piedra filosofal

by: J. K. RowlingAlicia Dellepiane
Release date: Jan 03, 1999
Number of Pages: 254
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THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > School

4. Wonder (Thorndike Press Large Print Literacy Bridge Series)

by: R. J. Palacio
Release date: Apr 05, 2013
Number of Pages: 416
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“I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.

August Pullman was born with a facial deformity that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid–but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. WONDER, now a #1 “New York Times” bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list, begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance.
In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope. R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel “a meditation on kindness” –indeed, every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. Auggie is a hero to root for, a diamond in the rough who proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.
Join the conversation: #thewonderofwonder

“From the Hardcover edition.”

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

5. Wonder/365 Days of Wonder Boxed Set

by: R. J. Palacio
Release date: Aug 26, 2014
Number of Pages: 432
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WONDER IS SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JULIA ROBERTS AND JACOB TREMBLAY!

Over 3 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller Wonder—the book that inspired the Choose Kind movementand have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face.

The internationally beloved novel Wonder and the gorgeous and inspirational 365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Browne’s Book of Precepts are now available in a boxed set edition. This is the perfect gift for the millions of readers who have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman and his teacher Mr. Browne and also for readers who have yet to be introduced to the wonder of Wonder.
 
Praise for Wonder:

A beautiful, funny and sometimes sob-making story of quiet transformation.” –The Wall Street Journal

“A crackling page-turner filled with characters you can’t help but root for.” —Entertainment Weekly

“Rich and memorable.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Wonder is the best kids’ book of the year.” –Slate.com

Praise for 365 Days of Wonder:

“A big collection of inspiring words that will appeal to the legions of fans awaiting more wonder in their lives.” —Kirkus Reviews 

“Palacio has an uncanny grasp of the minds and hearts of 8- to 12-year-olds, and the people who used to be them.” —The New York Times  

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

6. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

by: J.K. Rowling
Release date: Dec 08, 2015
Number of Pages: 901
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“‘You are sharing the Dark Lord’s thoughts and emotions. The Headmaster thinks it inadvisable for this to continue. He wishes me to teach you how to close your mind to the Dark Lord.'”

Dark times have come to Hogwarts. After the Dementors’ attack on his cousin Dudley, Harry Potter knows that Voldemort will stop at nothing to find him. There are many who deny the Dark Lord’s return, but Harry is not alone: a secret order gathers at Grimmauld Place to fight against the Dark forces. Harry must allow Professor Snape to teach him how to protect himself from Voldemort’s savage assaults on his mind. But they are growing stronger by the day and Harry is running out of time …

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Orphans & Foster Homes

7. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

by: J.K. RowlingMary GrandPré
Release date: Dec 08, 2015
Number of Pages: 453
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“‘Welcome to the Knight Bus, emergency transport for the stranded witch or wizard. Just stick out your wand hand, step on board and we can take you anywhere you want to go.'”

When the Knight Bus crashes through the darkness and screeches to a halt in front of him, it’s the start of another far from ordinary year at Hogwarts for Harry Potter. Sirius Black, escaped mass-murderer and follower of Lord Voldemort, is on the run – and they say he is coming after Harry. In his first ever Divination class, Professor Trelawney sees an omen of death in Harry’s tea leaves … But perhaps most terrifying of all are the Dementors patrolling the school grounds, with their soul-sucking kiss …

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Orphans & Foster Homes

8. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

by: J.K. RowlingMary GrandPré
Release date: Dec 08, 2015
Number of Pages: 757
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“‘There will be three tasks, spaced throughout the school year, and they will test the champions in many different ways … their magical prowess – their daring – their powers of deduction – and, of course, their ability to cope with danger.'”

The Triwizard Tournament is to be held at Hogwarts. Only wizards who are over seventeen are allowed to enter – but that doesn’t stop Harry dreaming that he will win the competition. Then at Hallowe’en, when the Goblet of Fire makes its selection, Harry is amazed to find his name is one of those that the magical cup picks out. He will face death-defying tasks, dragons and Dark wizards, but with the help of his best friends, Ron and Hermione, he might just make it through – alive!

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Orphans & Foster Homes

9. Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans

by: Rush Limbaugh
Release date: Oct 29, 2013
Number of Pages: 224
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America’s #1 radio talk-show host and multi-million-copy #1 New York Times bestselling author presents a book for young readers with a history teacher who travels back in time to have adventures with exceptional Americans.

MEET RUSH LIMBAUGH’S REALLY GOOD PAL, RUSH REVERE!

Okay, okay, my name’s really Rusty—but my friends call me Rush. Rush Revere. Because I’ve always been the #1 fan of the coolest colonial dude ever, Paul Revere. Talk about a rock star—this guy wanted to protect young America so badly, he rode through those bumpy, cobblestone-y streets shouting “the British are coming!” On a horse. Top of his lungs. Wind blowing, rain streaming…

Well, you get the picture. But what if you could get the real picture—by actually going back in time and seeing with your own eyes how our great country came to be? Meeting the people who made it all happen—people like you and me?

Hold on to your pointy triangle hats, because you can—with me, Rush Revere, seemingly ordinary substitute history teacher, as your tour guide across time! “How?” you ask? Well, there’s this portal. And a horse. My talking horse named Liberty. And—well, just trust me, I’ll get us there.

We’ll begin by joining a shipload of brave families journeying on the Mayflower in 1620. Yawn? I don’t think so. 1620 was a pretty awesome time, and you’ll experience exactly what they did on that rough, dangerous ocean crossing. Together, we’ll ask the pilgrims all our questions, find out how they live, join them at the first Thanksgiving, and much more.

So saddle up and let’s ride! Our exceptional nation is waiting to be discovered all over again by exceptional young patriots—like you!

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Children’s Books > Animals > Horses

10. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

by: J.K. RowlingMary GrandPré
Release date: Dec 08, 2015
Number of Pages: 357
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“‘There is a plot, Harry Potter. A plot to make most terrible things happen at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry this year.'”

Harry Potter’s summer has included the worst birthday ever, doomy warnings from a house-elf called Dobby, and rescue from the Dursleys by his friend Ron Weasley in a magical flying car! Back at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for his second year, Harry hears strange whispers echo through empty corridors – and then the attacks start. Students are found as though turned to stone … Dobby’s sinister predictions seem to be coming true.

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Orphans & Foster Homes

11. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Simplified Chinese Characters)

by: J. K. RowlingJ. K. Rowling
Release date: Sep 01, 2019
Number of Pages: 203
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Chilling, malevolent voices whisper from the walls only to Harry, and it seems certain that his classmate Draco Malfoy is out to get him. Soon it’s not just Harry who is worried about survival, as dreadful things begin to happen at Hogwarts. The mysteriously gleaming, foot-high words on the wall proclaim, “”The Chamber of Secrets Has Been Opened. Enemies of the Heir, Beware.”” But what exactly does it mean?
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Children’s Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy & Magic

12. Rush Revere and the First Patriots: Time-Travel Adventures With Exceptional Americans

by: Rush Limbaugh
Release date: Mar 11, 2014
Number of Pages: 256
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America’s #1 radio talk-show host and multi-million-copy #1 New York Times bestselling author presents the second book in a series for young readers with a history teacher who travels back in time to have adventures with exceptional Americans.

Rush Revere rides again! Saddle up with Rush Limbaugh’s really good pal for a new time-travel adventure.

“Whoa there, young historians! Before we go rush, rush, rushing off anywhere, I’d like a moment. I’m Liberty, Rush Revere’s loquacious equine companion—his trusty talking horse! Always at the ready to leap from the twenty-first century into America’s past, that’s me. When he says ‘Let’s go!’ I’m so there. I’m jazzed, I’m psyched, I’m—”

“Ah, excuse me, Liberty?”

“Yeah, Rush?”

“Usually you say ‘oh no, not again!’ and ‘while we’re in colonial Boston, can I try the baked beans?’”

“Okay, fine—you do the talking. I’ll just be over here, if you need me.…”

Well, he’s sulking now, but I couldn’t be your tour guide across time without Liberty! His name says it all: the freedom we celebrate every July Fourth with fireworks and hot dogs (and maybe some of those baked beans). But how did America get free? How did thirteen newborn colonies tell the British king where he could stick his unfair taxes?

Jump into the bustling streets of Boston in 1765, where talk of revolution is growing louder. I said LOUDER. You’ll have to SHOUT to be heard over the angry cries of “Down with the king!” and “Repeal the Stamp Act!” that fill the air. You’ll meet fierce supporters of liberty like Samuel Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and my idol, Paul Revere, as they fearlessly defy British rule. It’s an exciting, dangerous, turbulent, thrilling time to be an American…and exceptional young patriots like you won’t want to miss a minute. Let’s ride!

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Children’s Books > Animals > Horses

13. Rush Revere and the American Revolution: Time-Travel Adventures With Exceptional Americans

by: Rush LimbaughKathryn Adams LimbaughKathryn Adams Limbaugh
Release date: Oct 28, 2014
Number of Pages: 257
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THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION HAS BEGUN—AND RUSH REVERE, LIBERTY THE HORSE, AND THE TIME-TRAVELING CREW ARE READY TO RIDE INTO THE ACTION!

Join us on this incredible time-travel adventure!

Liberty, my wisecracking horse, our old friends Cam, Tommy, Freedom, and I are off to meet some super-brave soldiers in the year 1775. Yep, that’s right. We’ll be visiting with the underdog heroes who fought for American independence, against all odds—and won! But not before eight very real years of danger and uncertainty. Be a part of Rush Revere’s crew as we rush, rush, rush into a time when British rule had become a royal pain, and rebellion was in the air. We’ll be on hand to see two lanterns hung in the Old North Church, prevent a British spy from capturing Paul Revere, and grapple with danger at the battles of Lexington, Concord, and Bunker Hill.

The extra special part of this trip is that right here in the twenty-first century, Cam’s dad is a soldier fighting in Afghanistan, and Cam has been pretty angry that he is away. Visiting with exceptional American heroes like Dr. Joseph Warren and George Washington, racing along after Paul Revere on his midnight ride, and seeing the Declaration of Independence signed make Cam see his own dad in a new and special way.

But don’t worry. Along with the danger, excitement, and patriotism, there will still be time to stop for a delicious spinach, oats, and alfalfa smoothie. No, wait—that one’s for Liberty. The kids and I voted for strawberries.

Now let’s open the magic portal to the past!

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Children’s Books > Animals > Horses

14. Nancy and Plum

by: Betty MacDonaldMary GrandPreJeanne Birdsall
Release date: Oct 26, 2010
Number of Pages: 242
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It was Christmas Eve. Big snowflakes fluttered slowly through the air like white feathers
and made all of Heavenly Valley smooth and white and quiet and beautiful.

So begins the story of two orphaned sisters at Mrs. Monday’s Boarding School. But nothing is heavenly for Nancy and Pamela (aka Plum): their parents died in a tragic accident years ago, they’re constantly punished by the cruel Mrs. Monday, and they’re all alone for the holidays.

Luckily, Nancy and Plum have each other, and though their prospects may be bleak, they’re determined to change their lot for the better. If their plan works, the spirited sisters will never spend Christmas at the cold, dark boarding school again. But what will they find on the other side of Mrs. Monday’s gate?

Adventure, warmth, unforgettable characters, and unexpected kindness abound in this classic story by Betty MacDonald, which was originally published in 1952. With illustrations by the acclaimed Mary GrandPré and an introduction by Jeanne Birdsall, National Book Award–winning author of The Penderwicks, this edition introduces the spunky, beloved heroines to a new generation of fans.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Orphans & Foster Homes

15. Something From Nothing

by: Phoebe Gilman
Release date: Oct 01, 1993
Number of Pages: 32
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The blanket Joseph’s grandfather made him is transformed into many things as the years go by: a jacket, a vest, a tie, a handkerchief–and finally a button. Gilman’s modern adaptation and lively illustrations turn this favorite Jewish tale into a contemporary classic.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction

16. 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

17. Moose the Worry Mutt Goes to Doggie Daycare

by: Jaime CrowleyKristen OhlenforstHolly Weinstein
Release date: Sep 15, 2016
Number of Pages: 32
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Moose, a lovable chocolate lab with an enthusiasm for tennis balls, bones, and all things squirrel, is a chronic worrier. On his first day at doggie daycare, Moose feels butterflies in his belly when he thinks about the endless worries that Fret the Flea whispers into his floppy brown ear. What if Moose can’t run as fast as the other dogs? What if his parents forget to pick him up? A hero emerges in the form of Mighty Moose, the brave rival to meddlesome Fret. With Mighty Moose’s help, Moose returns to doggie daycare and learns to face his fears and run with the big dogs. Moose the Worry Mutt Goes to Doggie Daycare is a lighthearted picture book with both popular appeal and therapeutic benefits. Moose’s experiences are a model of healthy strategies for managing anxiety, while the book’s bright illustrations and lovable characters make this a tale that kids are sure to enjoy time and time again.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Dogs

18. The Mark of Athena (Heroes of Olympus, Bk 3) (The Heroes of Olympus)

by: Rick Riordan
Release date: Oct 05, 2012
Number of Pages: 710
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“Thorndike Press Large Print The Literacy Bridge”–Copyright p.
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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

19. Book of Nightmares (Diadem )

by: John Peel
Release date: Mar 08, 2005
Number of Pages: 192
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Destiny is not the innocent girl she pretended to be on Earth. She’s actually a power-hungry magic-user who has kidnapped Pixel and taken him to a terrible planet called Zarathan – where fears come to life and falling asleep means death!

Helaine and Score embark on a risky mission to rescue their friend. Living skeletons, vampire ghosts, and other mythical monsters from Helaine’s imagination attack them mercilessly. But with magic and clever thinking, they manage to fight these ghouls and convince the Fair Folk to lead them to Pixel. But Destiny has blocked their only exit off the planet, and they are exhausted from endless battles. Will the trio find a way off Zarathan before falling into a deadly sleep?

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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

20. Cornucopia

by: Bridget Renshaw
Release date: Dec 03, 2014
Number of Pages: 142
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A bundle of touching comedic children’s poems, Cornucopia encompasses a group of light, quirky poems about growing up and living life. It is recommended for ages 8-12 or younger to read aloud. The collection includes light and offbeat intellections with titles such as “Selling Happiness”, “Scattered Thoughts”, “Kelly the Kitten’s Rough Day”, “Mom’s Clever Little Trick”, and “The Feels”. As a kid growing up, one embarks on a journey of living life, being happy, finding humor in the world and explaining things. Cornucopia encompasses the weird explanations and thoughts from a growing kid’s perspective. Kids are at a weird and awkward point in their life as the training wheels have come off of them and they are given space to make choices and figure themselves out. They enjoy people, the world around them and visualizing their future endeavors. They are trying to find where they fit in the world. This makes Cornucopia a great collection as it encompasses living in the moment while dreaming about the future and making changes. Its different, moving aspects leave the reader in a place to make reflections and find deeper meaning in their own life. This collection includes about 140 poems and is similar in tone to Shel Silverstein’s Where the Sidewalk Ends. It expresses ideas and concerns of growing children as well as originative and witty stories.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Poetry > Humorous

21. Bunnicula in a Box: Bunnicula; Howliday Inn; The Celery Stalks at Midnight; Nighty-Nightmare; Return to Howliday Inn; Bunnicula Strikes Again; Bunnicula Meets Edgar Allan Crow (Bunnicula and Friends)

by: James HoweC. F. Payne
Release date: Aug 27, 2013
Number of Pages: 1136
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Lock up your veggies and get out your garlic—the complete Bunnicula collection is now available as a boxed set!

Something wicked this way hops… Join Harold, Howie, Chester, and of course, Bunnicula for seven thrilling adventures—all together for the first time in one fur-raising boxed set!

This complete collection includes paperback editions of Bunnicula, Howliday Inn, The Celery Stalks at Midnight, Nighty-Nightmare, Return to Howliday Inn, Bunnicula Strikes Again, and Bunnicula Meets Edgar Allan Crow.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Rabbits

22. Origami Yoda Files: Boxed Set

by: Tom Angleberger
Release date: Oct 01, 2013
Number of Pages: 768
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All four books in the bestselling Origami Yoda series are now available together for the first time in a collectible boxed set. Included are The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, Darth Paper Strikes Back, The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee, and The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppett.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Chapter Books & Readers > Chapter Books

23. The Nearly Calamitous Taming of PZ: A laboratory dog’s search for love

by: Martha RitterRyan Matt
Release date: Jan 20, 2015
Number of Pages: 238
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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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Children’s Books > Animals > Bugs & Spiders

24. A Kid’s Guide to Keeping Chickens: Best Breeds, Creating a Home, Care and Handling, Outdoor Fun, Crafts and Treats

by: Melissa Caughey
Release date: Apr 01, 2015
Number of Pages: 144
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Chickens make wonderful pets, and Melissa Caughey provides all the information kids need to raise healthy chickens and have lots of fun doing it. Covering everything from feeding, housing, and collecting eggs to quirky behaviors and humane treatment, Caughey’s engaging advice helps children understand the best ways to care for their chickens. Spark enthusiasm with creative activities like chicken forts and a veggie piñata for the flock, and feed more than the imagination with egg-centric dishes like Mexican egg pizza. 

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Children’s Books > Animals > Birds

25. Wolf Story (New York Review Collections (Hardcover))

by: William McCleeryWarren Chappell
Release date: Sep 11, 2012
Number of Pages: 88
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This irresistible book is about: a father; his five-year-old son, Michael (intelligent, crafty, addicted to stories); Michael’s best friend Stefan (stalwart listener, equally addicted to stories); and, well—what else?—a story. 

Oh, and a wolf. It is as Michael always demands: a Wolf Story, which begins one night at bedtime and spins wildly on through subsequent bedtimes and Sunday outings to the beach and park in a succession of ever more trickily tantalizing episodes. Waldo the wolf is sneaking up on Rainbow the hen, when Jimmy Tractorwheel, the son of the local farmer, comes along. After that, there’s no knowing what will happen next, as while stalled in traffic jams or nodding off at night, the boys chime in and the story races on and Waldo finds, if not necessarily dinner, his just desserts.

First published in 1947 and wonderfully illustrated by Warren Chappell, William McCleery’s Wolf Story is a delicious treat for fathers and sons and daughters and mothers alike.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Birds

26. Peter, Enchantment and Stardust (Peter: A Darkened Fairytale): The Poems (Volume 2)

by: William O’Brien
Release date: Apr 03, 2015
Number of Pages: 114
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Peter, Enchantment and Stardust is a delightful collection of strange and mystical poems inspired by the children’s book Peter: A Darkened Fairytale. The author has created a variety of magical poems revealing new secrets of the hidden worlds from the first novel. Enchantment gives an insight of the some of the delights readers will be able to find in the forthcoming story in Peter’s adventures. For the light of heart, Stardust will make dreams come true. As always, there is the expected beauty of light and an unreasonable fear of the dark. Although, one could ask, should one really be afraid of the dark? However, for now, enjoy the mysteries and wonder of the light in Peter, Enchantment and Stardust but do be careful of things that may be hidden. Until we next meet… count your wishes!
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Children’s Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy & Magic

27. Creatrilogy Boxed Set

by: Peter H. ReynoldsPeter H. Reynolds
Release date: Sep 10, 2013
Number of Pages: 54
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Express yourself! The three best-selling, award-winning picture books in the Creatrilogy by Peter H. Reynolds celebrate the power of original thinking. Presented in a beautiful set, this trio of titles includes: The Dot- an enchanting invitation to self-expression! Don’t worry, just make a mark — and see where it takes you. Ish- a creative spirit learns that thinking “ishly” leads to a far more wonderful outcome than “getting it right.” Sky Color- the sky’s no limit in this gentle, playful tale — a reminder that if we open our eyes and look beyond the expected, inspiration will come.
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography > Art

28. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Book and Grinch (Classic Seuss)

by: Dr. Seuss
Release date: Sep 22, 2015
Number of Pages: 64
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A Grinch book and plush package perfect for holiday gift-giving!
 
Is there any better holiday gift than a copy of Dr. Seuss’s beloved classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas? Yes! A copy of the book packaged in a sturdy gift box with a 14-inch tall, exclusively-available soft plush Grinch! Now children of all ages can read the story while they cuddle with the iconic character whose heart grows three sizes when he learns the true meaning of Christmas. Also included exclusively in this package is a 32-page paperback “Good Deed Journal.” Filled with simple activities and room for children to write and draw, it’s the perfect way to encourage children to grow their own hearts by helping others.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Poetry > Dr. Seuss

29. The Distance to Home

by: Jenn Bishop
Release date: Jun 28, 2016
Number of Pages: 240
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For fans of Lynda Mullaly Hunt and Rita Williams-Garcia, Jenn Bishop’s heartwarming debut is a celebration of sisterhood and summertime, and of finding the courage to get back in the game.
 
Last summer, Quinnen was the star pitcher of her baseball team, the Panthers. They were headed for the championship, and her loudest supporter at every game was her best friend and older sister, Haley.
 
This summer, everything is different. Haley’s death, at the end of last summer, has left Quinnen and her parents reeling. Without Haley in the stands, Quinnen doesn’t want to play baseball. It seems like nothing can fill the Haley-sized hole in her world. The one glimmer of happiness comes from the Bandits, the local minor-league baseball team. For the first time, Quinnen and her family are hosting one of the players for the season. Without Haley, Quinnen’s not sure it will be any fun, but soon she befriends a few players. With their help, can she make peace with the past and return to the pitcher’s mound?

“Recommend this poignant novel to fans of Keeping Score by Linda Sue Park and The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin.”–School Library Journal 

“A piercing first novel…Bishop insightfully examines the tested relationships among grieving family members and friends in a story of resilience, forgiveness, and hope.”–Publishers Weekly

“With appeal to both sports- and drama-minded girls, this will make a good book club selection and pass-it-among-your-friends read.”–The Bulletin

“A sensitive, well-wrought novel perfect for both sports lovers and fans
of character-driven stories.”–Booklist

From the Hardcover edition.

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

30. Just a Drop of Water

by: Kerry O’Malley Cerra
Release date: Sep 02, 2014
Number of Pages: 320
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Ever since he was little, Jake Green has longed to be a soldier and a hero like his grandpa, who died serving his country. Right now, though, he just wants to outsmart–and outrun–the rival cross country team, the Palmetto Bugs. But then the tragedy of September 11 happens. It’s quickly discovered that one of the hijackers lived nearby, making Jake’s Florida town an FBI hot spot. Two days later, the tragedy becomes even more personal when Jake’s best friend, Sam Madina, is pummeled for being an Arab Muslim by their bully classmate, Bobby.

According to Jake’s personal code of conduct, anyone who beats up your best friend is due for a butt kicking, and so Jake goes after Bobby. But soon after, Sam’s father is detained by the FBI and Jake’s mom doubts the innocence of Sam’s family, forcing Jake to choose between his best friend and his parents. When Jake finds out that Sam’s been keeping secrets, too, he doesn’t know who his allies are anymore. But the final blow comes when his grandpa’s real past is revealed to Jake. Suddenly, everything he ever knew to be true feels like one big lie. In the end, he must decide: either walk away from Sam and the revenge that Bobby has planned, or become the hero he’s always aspired to be.

A gripping and intensely touching debut middle grade novel by Kerry O’Malley Cerra, Just a Drop of Water brings the events of September 11, which shook the world, into the lens of a young boy who is desperately trying to understand the ramifications of this life-altering event.

This novel is a Florida Book Award winner, winner of the Crystal Kite Award, and named to VOYAs Top Shelf Fiction for Middle Readers’ 2014 list.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Difficult Discussions > Prejudice & Racism

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Last updated: Monday, December 5, 2016 7:18 AM

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