Harriet the Invincible by Ursula Vernon
“Not your typical princess”! And this is not your typical fairytale story. Harriet becomes an adventurer slaying ogres, cliff diving and more after learning she is cursed to fall into a deep sleep on her twelfth birthday. If you like this book, try her series Dragonbreath or read the second book in this series.
The Vanishing Coin by Kate Eagan
Mike and his friend Nora discover The White Rabbit magic shop and their lives could be changed forever. Mike may even get one up on Jackson, the biggest bully in school. You can even learn a few magic tricks while reading this book! If you like this read, be sure to check out Books 2-4 in this series!
The Diamond Mystery by Martin Widmark
Somebody is stealing diamonds from the jeweler Mohammed Carat! It looks like someone on his staff is guilty. The police have no suspects in custody, so Mr. Carat contacts young detectives Jerry and Maya. Will Jerry and Maya be able to use their detective skills to find the diamond thief? Five more books in this series are coming soon to your library!
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Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner
This book, originally published in 1980 has become a modern classic and favorite read aloud for many teachers and families. I have read this book many times over the years, but never an edition with this cover art. Don’t Judge A Book by Its Cover! This book is one book that every elementary student should read or have read aloud at least once.
This book is based on a Rocky Mountain legend. Little Willie hopes to pay the $500 in taxes on his grandfather’s farm that are due with the winnings from a dog sled race he enters. Stone Fox has his most daunting opponent has never lost a race. Will a young boy and his dog, Searchlight, outperform the best sled racers in the country and save the family farm? This story, like its hero, little Willy, has all the ingredients of a winner…right down to the unforeseen drama at the finish line.
After recommending this book to one ASIJ family this week, they emailed me after finishing the book. Here is a bit of the email I received:
“I think your choice was perfect. This book helps my child’s emotional development and also gave us a great experiment as a family.”
Congratulations to our third grade Sakura Medal Reader Leaders who went above and beyond library reading goals and expectations and practiced reading their favorite 2016 Sakura Medal Nominee during recess. All of the Sakura Reader Leaders entertained students in at least one KG, first or second grade classroom with their fluent and expressive reading skills.
Check out these NEW fiction series books. Some of these titles are the first in a brand new series and others are adding to series books we already have in the library.
The next book in a series…
Looking for a brand new Fiction Series? Check out these new titles…
This information book series is excellent for students in Grades 2-4. If you want a series that is informative and fun, the Wells of Knowledge Science Series is a must read! You might even be surprised at how much you learn in just 32 pages.
Are you looking for some new series books that are humorous? If so, I recommend:
- Yuck series by Matt and Dave
- The Yeti Files series by Kevin Sherry
Have you read our popular Frankly, I Never…picture book series and are looking for some fractured folktale chapter books? If so, I recommend:
- Disney Chapter Princess series
- Whatever After series by Sarah Mlynowski
- After Happily Ever After series by Tony Bradman
Have you read all of Wendy Orr’s rainbow Street Shelter series or haven’t been able to get your hands on the NEW Shelter Pet Squad series by Cynthia Lord? If you love animal fiction, I recommend:
- Pet Rescue Adventures by Holly Webb
if you are looking for something to replace the Heidi Heckelbeck series, the Just Grace series or Clementine, I recommend:
- Cupcake Diaries by Coco Simon
Who doesn’t like a good mystery…If you’re looking for a great mystery that isn’t 250 pages or more, I recommend:
- The Milo and Jazz Mysteries by Lewis Montbomery
by Laurie Friedman