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Staff Suggestions — Kids 6-8 Years

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Harper and the Scarlet Umbrella Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781510715660
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Published: Sky Pony Press - March 21st, 2017

This magical and musical adventure is one you don't want to miss out on! Join Harper on her mission to find her cat Midnight, and the rest of the cats from the city of clouds, when they suddenly vanish!

— Bella


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Trouble at School for Marvin & James Cover Image
By Elise Broach, Kelly Murphy (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781627793186
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - April 11th, 2017

How did your first day of school go? Marvin the beetle's was great ... until he gets separated from James! His big adventure just got bigger!

— Bella


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Hamster Princess: Giant Trouble Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780399186523
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Published: Dial Books - May 9th, 2017

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Hamster Princess: Giant Trouble Cover Image

By Ursula Vernon

$12.99

 

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STAFF REVIEWS


 

This is the kind of series where you need to read Every. Single. One. Harriet is still hilarious, she still uses her wits to save the day, and, she still needs Wilbur sometimes. But it’s all done in fresh new ways. Perfect for graphic novel fans whose parents want paragraphs in their children’s books.

— Jamie


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Gone Camping: A Novel in Verse Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780544638730
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - March 28th, 2017

Reluctant readers and reluctant campers alike will love this entertaining companion to Gone Fishing!

— Jamie


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The Secret Society (Poptropica Book 3) Cover Image
By Kory Merritt (Illustrator), Mitch Krpata, Jeff Kinney (Concept by)
$9.95
ISBN: 9781419723117
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Published: Amulet Books - April 11th, 2017

Based on a concept by Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney, Poptropica is a graphic novel adventure series! The Secret Society is the third in a series Lincoln Pierce (Big Nate) is raving about. Start at the beginning with Mystery of the Map!

— Jamie


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The Year of the Garden Cover Image
By Andrea Cheng, Patrice Barton (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780544664449
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - April 11th, 2017

Have you even dreamed of tending to your own garden? Anna Cheng certainly has. And when given a few packets of seeds and a copy of The Secret Garden, she begins to make that dream a reality in her new home’s big backyard. With her new friend, Laura, whose family also just moved in, Anna clears the land, tills the soil and scatters some seeds into the ground.

But when poison ivy, and a rainy autumn make a mudpile out of both the garden and the girls’ friendship, Anna must learn to wait, and watch how things can grow despite strain.

This prequel to The Year of the Book is a beautiful story about sharing passion, maintaining friendships, and the payoff of hard work.

— Jana


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Wild Child: Forest's First Home Cover Image
By Tara Zann, Dan Widdowson (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781250103833
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Published: Imprint - April 18th, 2017

While away on a camping trip with her family, Olivia stumbles across Forest in the woods. But Forest isn’t just another child from the campground-- he’s a wild child. Olivia is thrilled when she convinces her dad to let Forest come home, and stay with them--even with his one condition. And that one condition sure is a tall order, even for Olivia. She must teach Forest how to behave properly by the end of the week, when her grandmother is scheduled to visit. Will she be able to do it? Packed with silly situations, and lovable characters, this hilarious start to a new series is a great summer read for avid and reluctant young readers, alike.

— Jana


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A Boy Called Bat Cover Image
By Elana K. Arnold, Charles Santoso (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062445827
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Published: Walden Pond Press - March 14th, 2017

A sweet and funny story about a young boy and a rescued baby skunk. Can he really convince his Mom to let him keep the kit? This is perfect for kids ready for a slightly longer story.

— Jamie


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The Dragonsitter to the Rescue Cover Image
By Josh Lacey, Garry Parsons (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780316299169
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 7th, 2017

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Game Over, Super Rabbit Boy! Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9781338034714
Availability: Special Order
Published: Branches - December 27th, 2016

What a cool, fun book!  Enter the game along with Super Rabbit Boy as he tries to save Singing Dog and Animal Town from King Viking!  Video game lovers will know what it feels like to run out of lives and have to start the level over- and the satisfaction of finally getting past a tricky spot!  A great story about learning and persevering.  

— Kelly


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Lucy Cover Image
By Randy Cecil, Randy Cecil (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780763668082
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - August 2nd, 2016

This story begins simply... with a homeless dog in search of a treat from a sweet little girl.  As the story continues, you meet the girl’s juggler father, who happens to have a very serious case of stage fright.  Beautifully written and illustrated, the daily lives of the characters will charm you to no end.                       

~ Kelly


Pigsticks and Harold and the Tuptown Thief Cover Image
By Alex Milway, Alex Milway (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780763678098
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - September 22nd, 2015

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Milo Speck, Accidental Agent Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780544419513
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - September 1st, 2015

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Francine Poulet Meets the Ghost Raccoon Cover Image
By Kate DiCamillo, Chris Van Dusen (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780763668860
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - August 25th, 2015

This second in the "Deckawoo Drive" series introduces us to Francine Poulet, the greatest animal control officer in Gizzford County. That is, until she encounters a screaming raccoon that may or may not be a ghost! Can Francine face her fears and get back in the animal control game? The whimsical cast of characters on Deckawoo Drive sure hope so! Another wonderful tale from Kate DiCamillo.-- Barbara


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Hamster Princess: Harriet the Invincible Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780803739833
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Published: Dial Books - August 18th, 2015

This very fractured fairytale is absolutely hilarious. There is nothing Princess-y about fraction-loving, adventure-seeking Princess Harriet, and the deadpan humor found in the Dragon breath series works perfectly.  I can't wait to own the whole series! - Jamie


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Tales of Bunjitsu Bunny Cover Image
By John Himmelman, John Himmelman (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9780805099706
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - October 28th, 2014

Now here's a book that packs a punch! John Himmelman is one of our favorite children's authors--and a local favorite as well! Here he introduces us to Isabel, aka Bunjitsu Bunny. She can throw, kick and hit better than anyone else--but she knows her most powerful "skill" is using her brain to resolve conflicts peacefully. A customer favorite! -- Barbara