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Valentine's Day from the Black Lagoon by Thaler, Mike, 1936-

Valentine's Day from the Black Lagoon

Hubie learns about love while trying to decide to whom he should give a valentine.

Jul 19, 2014
The woods beyond by Thorpe, Kiki, author.

The woods beyond

Lainey's bad day turns worse when Prilla the fairy calls her clumsy, but while walking in the woods of Never Land, Lainy discovers the hideout of the Lost Boys and makes some new friends.

Jul 22, 2014
The spring dance from the black lagoon by Thaler, Mike, 1936-

The spring dance from the black lagoon

It's spring and Hubie's class is having a dance. Everyone has to go and everyone has to dance--with girls--but Hubie has two left feet and all the wrong moves. Plus his dance teacher is the size of a football player. Will Hubie sweep his partner off her feet, or will he end up flat on his face?

Jul 19, 2014
The snow day from the black lagoon by Thaler, Mike, 1936-

The snow day from the black lagoon

After getting so bundled up that he can hardly move, Hubie tries to enjoy his snow day off from school.

Jul 19, 2014
The school play from the black lagoon by Thaler, Mike, 1936-, author.

The school play from the black lagoon

Break a leg?!? Mrs. Green announces that the class will be putting on a school play. All the kids are excited to audition for "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" except for Hubie. The only part that he wants is in the audience! But you can't be famous if you never even step on stage.

Jul 19, 2014
The school is alive! by Chabert, Jack, author.

The school is alive!

Sam Graves discovers that his elementary school is alive and plotting against the students, and,as hall monitor, it is his job to protect them--but he will need some help from his friends.

Jul 19, 2014
The school carnival from the Black Lagoon by Thaler, Mike, 1936-

The school carnival from the Black Lagoon

Every class has to come up with an idea for a booth at the school carnival. Too bad your class has chosen your idea -- a dunking booth and they want you to be the one who gets dunked!

Jul 19, 2014
The scarlet dragon by Quinn, Jordan, author.

The scarlet dragon

A newly-hatched, rare scarlet dragon comes under the special protection of the King and Prince Lucas, so when the dragon becomes ill Lucas and Clara set out for the forest of Burth to find the vixberries needed for a cure.

Jul 22, 2014
The No. 1 car spotter and the car thieves by Atinuke.

The No. 1 car spotter and the car thieves

Trouble is brewing in No. 1's village -- cars are being stolen from outside Mama Coca-Cola's chop house -- and he is determined to catch the pesky car thieves!

Jul 22, 2014
The lost stone by Quinn, Jordan.

The lost stone

Eight-year-old Lucas, Prince of Wrenly, is eager to explore and Clara, daughter of the queen's seamstress, knows the kingdom well, so they team up to find a lost jewel and visit all of the land's main attractions as they search.

Jul 22, 2014
The Christmas party from the black lagoon by Thaler, Mike, 1936-, author.

The Christmas party from the black lagoon

While worrying about the class gift exchange, Hubie discovers the true meaning of Christmas.

Jul 19, 2014
The author visit from the Black Lagoon by Thaler, Mike, 1936-

The author visit from the Black Lagoon

A real author is coming to visit Mrs. Green's class.

Jul 19, 2014
The 100th day of school from the Black Lagoon by Thaler, Mike, 1936-

The 100th day of school from the Black Lagoon

Hubie's class is celebrating the 100th day of school by having each student bring in 100 of something. But Hubie has no idea what to choose. Should he go with 100 hairs on his head? 100 baseball cards? What can Hubie pick out of all the hundreds of 100 items he could bring?

Jul 19, 2014
Sea monster! by Quinn, Jordan.

Sea monster!

When a legendary sea monster starts making waves in the Sea of Wrenly, Prince Lucas and his friend Clara travel to the Island of Primlox seeking information that might help them calm the beast.

Jul 22, 2014
Princess Posey and the first grade boys by Greene, Stephanie.

Princess Posey and the first grade boys

"Posey gets in trouble when she makes up a not-so-nice song about one of the boys in her class"--

Jul 22, 2014
Nicole the beach fairy by Meadows, Daisy, author.

Nicole the beach fairy

"The beach on Rainspell Island is covered with garbage, and it's putting the sea creatures in danger. But Nicole the Beach Fairy can't do much without her missing magic wand. Can the girls help her track it down?" --

Jul 19, 2014
New Year's Eve sleepover from the Black Lagoon by Thaler, Mike, 1936-

New Year's Eve sleepover from the Black Lagoon

Hubie has been invited to a New Year's Eve sleepover but has never spent the night away from home. What happens if he gets sick and what's all the talk about making a New Year's resolution?

Jul 19, 2014
Monkey me and the pet show by Roland, Timothy, author, illustrator.

Monkey me and the pet show

Ever since he ate a zapped banana, hyperactive second-grader Clyde turns into a monkey when he gets excited, so his twin sister Claudia plans to take her "monkey" to the school pet show--but when all the animals are pet-napped Clyde has to use his inner monkey to rescue them.

Jul 22, 2014
Monkey me and the new neighbor by Roland, Timothy, author.

Monkey me and the new neighbor

Frustrating his sister with his tendency to transform into a monkey whenever he gets hyper, Clyde is given an extra-firm reason to try to control his energetic behavior when a new school principal moves into the neighborhood.

Jul 19, 2014
Mokie & Bik by Orr, Wendy, 1953-

Mokie & Bik

For two rambunctious twins, living on a boat means always being underfoot or overboard.

Jul 22, 2014
Miss Klute is a hoot! by Gutman, Dan.

Miss Klute is a hoot!

"Story time goes to the dogs when Ella Mentry School gets a therapy dog to help kids with their reading skills"--

Jul 22, 2014
Milly the river fairy by Meadows, Daisy, author.

Milly the river fairy

"Rachel and Kirsty are helping Milly the River Fairy clean up a polluted river. But troublemaking goblins keep getting in the way. The girls need to get Milly's wand back to make the river a safe place again" --

Jul 19, 2014
Lily the rain forest fairy by Meadows, Daisy, author.

Lily the rain forest fairy

"Lily the Rain forest Fairy whisks the girls away to a tropical forest to find her wand. Lily needs her wand to save the rainforest-and to get Rachel and Kirsty home safe again" -- From amazon.com.

Jul 19, 2014
Isabella the air fairy by Meadows, Daisy, author.

Isabella the air fairy

"The air on Rainspell Island is thick with smog. Isabella the Air Fairy wants to return the island's fresh ocean breezes and sparkling blue skies. But she can't do anything without her wand!" --

Jul 19, 2014
Geronimo Stilton Cavemice. 5, The great mouse race by

Geronimo Stilton Cavemice. 5, The great mouse race

"Geronimo Stilton's ancient ancestor Geronimo Stiltonoot is back in another prehistoric adventure! It's the annual cavemouse sports competition! This year, Tiger Khan and his saber-toothed henchmen want to enter the games. They call a truce with the cavemice during the tournament...but when their flag goes missing, Tiger Khan is furious. Can Geronimo Stiltonoot track it down in time to keep his fur intact?" --

Jul 19, 2014
Eww! what's on my shoe? by Krulik, Nancy E.

Eww! what's on my shoe?

"When his friend Alex becomes famous for breaking a world record, George has to learn to be a supportive friend"--

Jul 22, 2014
Edie the garden fairy by Meadows, Daisy, author.

Edie the garden fairy

"Rachel and Kirsty are volunteering for a gardening project. They're going to turn an unused lot into a beautiful garden. But first they need to find Edie's missing wand-before it's too late!" --

Jul 19, 2014
Coral the reef fairy by Meadows, Daisy, author.

Coral the reef fairy

"The fairies are going green! The fairy king and queen have just put together a new team of seven fairies for a very special mission. They are the Earth Fairies! Together, they're going to work their magic to clean up the environment. But they can't do it alone. Luckily, Rachel and Kirsty are ready to help! Coral the Reef Fairy's magic keeps the reef environment healthy. But Jack Frost's goblins have her wand and underwater environments everywhere are in trouble. Can Rachel and Kirsty find the w

Jul 19, 2014
Carrie the snow cap fairy by Meadows, Daisy, author.

Carrie the snow cap fairy

"Rainspell Island's weather is wacky-and it's all because Carrie the Snow Cap Fairy's magic wand is missing. Her magic helps keep the earth's climate under control. Rachel and Kirsty are determined to outsmart Jack Frost and keep the earth clean and green!" -- From amazon.com.

Jul 19, 2014
Captain Awesome vs the evil babysitter by Kirby, Stan.

Captain Awesome vs the evil babysitter

"When Eugene's parents go away for the weekend, he discovers that his babysitter is a true villain. Will Captain Awesome be able to save himself--and his little sister--from the evil babysitter?"--

Jul 22, 2014
Back-to-school fright from the black lagoon by Thaler, Mike, 1936-

Back-to-school fright from the black lagoon

For Hubie, getting ready to go back to school after summer vacation is worse than actually going to class. His mom picks out all the wrong clothes, he gets back-to-back shots from his doctor, and there are rumors of a new teacher worse than any other. Will Hubie fail before school even starts.

Jul 19, 2014
Back to school, weird kids rule! by Gutman, Dan, author.

Back to school, weird kids rule!

"Summer is almost over, and you know what that means--time to head back to school! But when a tropical storm ends A.J.'s vacation earlier than expected, he and his family have to stay at Andrea's house. Ugh, disgusting! When everyone in the house starts getting cabin fever, and even back-to-school shopping won't calm the kids down, Andrea and A.J. are sent to Camp Ockatollyquay. The catch? It's a camp to get kids ready for school! But not to worry--Andrea and A.J. rally the Ella Mentry School ga

Jul 22, 2014
April Fools' Day from the Black Lagoon by Thaler, Mike, 1936-

April Fools' Day from the Black Lagoon

"It's the end of March, and Hubie is struggling to prepare his pranks for the big day. The whoopee cushion, the rubber tarantula, and the fly in the ice cube just aren't good enough anymore--not when the worst joke comes from the place he least expects it"--P. [4] of cover.

Jul 19, 2014