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  • Jim Benton

    In this episode of Jim Benton's New York Times bestselling series, the classmates of Franny K. Stein show no appreciation for her passion-mad science. Even when Franny displays her two-headed robot, they show little interest. But after Franny makes herself invisible and whispers robot-improving suggestions, a few kids believe they've actually become mad scientists and cause the robot to run amuck. And as it's poised to destroy the library, Franny must think quickly to save the valuable books from stupidity gone...read more

  • Jim Benton

    In this episode of Jim Benton's New York Times bestselling series, mad scientist Franny K. Stein thinks her new canine lab assistant Igor is useless, ordering him to keep his paws off everything in her bustling laboratory. But after the hapless dog's bouncing toy accidentally triggers Franny's Manifester, it creates a living Cupid who soon grows into a 50-foot giant. When the giant's huge arrows threaten a bus full of kids, intrepid Franny must come to the rescue. 'Fast paced and very funny .'-Library...read more

  • Norton Juster

    In Norton Juster's brilliant sequel to Caldecott winner The Hello, Goodbye Window, Nanna and Poppy never quite know who will show up for a visit-Sourpuss or Sweetie Pie. In a heartbeat, their precious granddaughter can change from a pure joy to a real grouch. One moment she's kind and cooperative, and the next she's stubborn and mean. And when she lies down to sleep as Sweetie Pie, her grandparents wonder what she'll be like when she wakes up. But Nanna and Poppy will love her, no matter...read more

  • Charise Mericle Harper

    Charise Mericle Harper's Just Grace books have earned widespread critical acclaim and many young fans. This year Grace is determined to do three things: help her grandmother move to her fancy new apartment, make sure the new neighbor boy who can do headstands doesn't steal her best friend, and get her teacher to start calling her Grace instead of 'Just Grace.' 'Dealing with the problems of friendship and change in a lively way ... a good addition to the middle-grade shelves.'-School Library...read more

  • Wong Herbert Yee

    Acclaimed author Wong Herbert Yee earned a Toy Oppenheim Gold Award with Mouse and Mole: A Winter Wonderland, the fifth installment of the author's popular series. Mouse and Mole wake one winter morning to find that it's snowed. But while Mouse can't wait to play outside, Mole prefers to stay in bed where it's cozy and warm. Can a special snowman bring the two...read more

  • Aj Stern

    AJ Stern's beloved Frankly, Frannie series delights young readers with each adventure starring pint-sized career gal Frannie B. Miller. In Funny Business, Frannie is vacationing in Florida with her parents when she's wonderstruck by the very 'official' happenings inside the hotel-including an actual business conference! Armed with her briefcase and resumE, Frannie isn't about to miss this opportunity to find a...read more

  • Aj Stern

    Fan-favorite author A.J. Stern is well known for her popular Frankly, Frannie books starring a young girl who loves offices. In this third hilarious installment, Frannie notices the slow service at the opening night of a local restaurant. Her eyes always open for employment opportunities, Frannie decides to help out. But her plan for landing a permanent job vanishes when she realizes that the restaurant serves snails. Now, Frannie knows it's up to her to warn the...read more

  • Aj Stern

    AJ Stern's beloved Frankly, Frannie series obtains more fans with every new addition. Here pint-sized career gal Frannie B. Miller is super-excited when she wins an essay contest - and the grand prize of being Principal for the Day at her school! Frannie can see herself now - her own office, an assistant, and some of her best rEsumE bullet points yet. Now all she has to do is stay out of trouble until the end of the day. That shouldn't be too hard,...read more

  • Wong Herbert Yee

    Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book recipient Wong Herbert Yee's Mouse and Mole series is loved by young fans throughout the world. In this third adventure, Mole wakes one morning to discover that all his clothes are filled with holes. After talking the problem over with his friend Mouse, they go out to find new clothes. The trouble is, Mole rather prefers his old, comfortable wardrobe. It seems that sometimes it's fun to try new things - and sometimes it's...read more

  • Wong Herbert Yee

    It is a blustery spring day, and Mouse and Mole are very excited. They are going to go bird watching and plan to make bird books. It turns out, birds are not so easy to watch. Together, they come up with a plan to get closer to the...read more

  • Eve Bunting

    I have lost my new blue socks. Did I put them in my box?' Simple rhymes--including 'socks, box, fox, ' and 'ox'!--spin the tale of a small duck who waddles through the countryside, forlornly searching for his blue socks. 'I'm trying not to be depressed. / Without my socks I feel undressed.' Finally, a sharp-eyed peacock sees a bit of blue peeking out of duck's lace-up shoes and the mini-mystery is solved! Soft-hued, adorable pen-and-ink and watercolor paintings adorn this winsome story that shares the familiar experience of not really losing something after all. Review Quotes: 'A great addition to the literature on ducks. . . or socks!' --'Kirkus, ' starred review 'Bunting and Ruzzier...read more

  • Jennifer K. Mann

    A birthday party sets the scene in this sweet and relatable story for anyone who's ever been the odd girl out. It's Ginger's birthday, and she has to invite all the girls in her class to her party, including Lyla Browning. Lyla isn't like the other girls: she smells like old leaves, doesn't talk much, and once brought a tarantula to school for show-and-tell. On the day of the party, Lyla is much earlier than everyone else. But even after the others arrive, Ginger's party doesn't go quite the way she'd hoped: some of the girls change the rules to the games, and no one likes her silver and gold birthday cake -- except Lyla. By the time Lyla gives Ginger her present -- a tiny homemade nest...read more

  • David Ezra Stein

    David Ezra Stein pens irresistible tales that win over young readers while earning such distinctions as the Caldecott Honor and the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award. In this engaging book, a young mouse sits down to write her grandmother a letter, but she can't think of anything to say. All of a sudden, though, she is flooded with ideas and starts scribbling down all the wonders of her life. A warmhearted story, Love, Mouserella may even inspire young listeners to write letters to people they care...read more

  • Wednesday Kirwan

    Author Wednesday Kirwan became a new favorite of beginning readers with the publication of Nobody Notices Minerva. Although Minerva-the cute but mischievous Boston terrier-learned a valuable lesson last time, she still barks her way into trouble every now and then. And when Minerva gets her very own monster costume, she starts acting just like a little...read more

  • Jim Benton

    In this zany episode of Jim Benton's New York Times best-selling series, pint-sized mad scientist Franny K. Stein dreams up a time-reversing cake plate that lets her 'have her cake and eat it too.' As the principal honors her, however, people laugh at her middle name, Kissypie. But when Franny timetravels to change it to Kaboom, she accidentally turns Teenage Fran into an evil villain. Now Franny Kissypie must stop Franny Kaboom before it's too...read more

  • Jim Benton

    In this sixth entry in Jim Benton's New York Times best-selling series, pint-sized Franny K. Stein dreams up a zany cure for having too much to do. Being a mad scientist in the modern world is tough enough already-without the added burden of soccer, cooking, and bagpipe classes. To keep up with her many activities, Franny decides to clone herself the mad-science way by building three customized, steel-plated Franbots. Now she can excel in all she does-and still have time for what's most important. And then, something begins to go wrong. 'Smart, confident, and totally PUNK!'-National...read more

  • Jim Benton

    In this seventh madcap entry from Jim Benton's New York Times best-selling series, pint-sized Franny K. Stein has the perfect solution for getting elected class president the mad science way. In the privacy of her laboratory, Franny combines the DNA of a dog, a chameleon and a parrot to create the Frandidate-a candidate who says and does exactly what appeals to her classmates. But just as the Frandidate is poised to win the election, something goes terribly...read more

  • Jim Benton

    Jim Benton delivers a madcap tale starring the strange yet endearing Franny K. Stein. The new kid at school, Franny approaches making friends as an exciting science project. After taking careful notes, she brews a potion that changes her into a perfect girl. But when a monster snatches her teacher, Franny knows there's only one way to save the day-even if it risks her new popularity. 'This has the glib, kid-appealing insouciance of Captain Underpants with an intelligence all its own.'-Bulletin of the Center for Children's...read more

  • Jim Benton

    In this madcap episode of Jim Benton's New York Times best-selling series, Franny K. Stein must find and disarm her Doomsday Device before it blows up half the world. While mesmerized by TV's mind-numbing spell, Franny's lab assistant Igor accidentally gobbles up this tiny bomb. Putting on her protective suit, Franny shrinks herself, slips into Igor's snout, and heads for his foul-smelling stomach. But as the remaining seconds tick away, Franny must overcome unexpected challenges to prevent the final...read more

  • Wednesday Kirwan

    Wednesday Kirwan has a knack for delighting beginning readers. Meet Minerva, a doggie who's been very naughty today, as her parents would say. She ripped all the stuffing out of dad's comfiest chair, she peeled off wallpaper, she knocked over the milk, and she even poked her poor brother. But despite all her mischief, no one is paying any attention to her. What does a cute little Boston terrier like Minerva have to do to get...read more