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Staff Suggestions — Kids 6-8 Years

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Puppy Problems (Peanut, Butter, and Crackers #1) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780593117439
Availability: On Our Shelves; Typically Ships in 1 - 2 Days
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 22nd, 2020

This hysterical graphic novel about the trials and triumphs of adding a new puppy into the mix will definitely be your early reader’s new favorite. Inspired by the real-life events of the author, Puppy Problems is great for reluctant readers but also showcases important topics like acceptance and friendship! 

— Lindsay A.


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Kodi (Book 1) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781603094672
Availability: On Our Shelves; Typically Ships in 1 - 2 Days
Published: Top Shelf Productions - August 25th, 2020

The watercolor work is just gorgeous in this heart aching tale about an unlikely friendship. I feel as though I have been to Alaska just by immersing myself in the artwork. Kodi the Kodiak Bear gets separated from his new human friend after she returns home to Seatle. His determination and adventurous spirit are contagious as he tries to find his new favorite friend! 

— Lindsay A.


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The Invasion (Animorphs Graphix #1) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338538090
Availability: On Our Shelves; Typically Ships in 1 - 2 Days
Published: Graphix - October 6th, 2020

The original Animorph books helped introduce me to reading and the fact that they are now in graphic novels is just incredible. While it started out as a chapter book, I think it does so much better as a graphic novel. The illustrations just bring to life the “morphing abilities” of these characters and turns it into a thrill ride.  Just like the Amulet series, this sci-fi adventure with have your kids jumping out of their seats wanting more.

— Lindsay A.


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The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Outer Space: An A to Z Guide to Facts and Figures Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781631585913
Availability: On Our Shelves; Typically Ships in 1 - 2 Days
Published: Racehorse for Young Readers - September 1st, 2020

Explore an entire alphabet of outer space! H is for Hubble and Q is for Quasar. Each letter of the alphabet gives us a topic regarding space and will give you cool facts to astound anyone who thinks they know all about our universe! 

— Lindsay A.


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Your Place in the Universe Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823446230
Availability: On Our Shelves; Typically Ships in 1 - 2 Days
Published: Neal Porter Books - September 1st, 2020

This is an incredible book that explores just exactly how we fit into to the world (and universe) around us! Perspective is important and this book shows us the scale of an average 8-year-old compared to the cosmic web!

— Lindsay A.


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Mara the Space Traveler Cover Image
$23.95
ISBN: 9781605375274
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Clavis - June 16th, 2020

I was enchanted with the dreamy illustrations, and then fell in love with the heroic adventure of an astronaut who saves a planet! A unique story in a big book for big imaginations!

— Jamie


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Albert Hopper, Science Hero Cover Image
By John Himmelman, John Himmelman (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9781250230164
Availability: On Our Shelves; Typically Ships in 1 - 2 Days
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - August 25th, 2020

Jump aboard a magma-defying wormship in search of the center of the earth! Facts, fun, and flubs will make sure that the reader is successful, but things are not so certain for our hopping Science Heroes.

— Laura


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Discovery: Head-to-Head: Natural Disasters: An epic exploration of history's most destructive earthquakes, explosions, and more! (Head to Head) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781684126095
Availability: On Our Shelves; Typically Ships in 1 - 2 Days
Published: Silver Dolphin Books - August 18th, 2020

Who Would Win fans will love this new take on their favorite pastime! Focused on natural disasters, flip pages to quantify and compare the impact of an avalanche, a volcanic eruption, a drought and more.

— Jamie


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Doodlebug Elizabeth (A Is for Elizabeth #4) Cover Image
By Rachel Vail, Paige Keiser (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9781250162229
Availability: On Our Shelves; Typically Ships in 1 - 2 Days
Published: Feiwel & Friends - May 5th, 2020

Elizabeth has many feelings, and deals with them the best way she knows how - doodling! Dealing with feelings like disappointment, sadness, and uncertainty, Doodlebug Elizabeth is a fantastic exploration into some big emotions and how to deal with them for 6-8 year olds.

— Lindsay A.


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The Magic Eraser #1 (Locker 37 #1) Cover Image
By Aaron Starmer, Courtney La Forest (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593222850
Availability: On Our Shelves; Typically Ships in 1 - 2 Days
Published: Penguin Workshop - July 7th, 2020

"Locker 37 can do anything. And by anything, that means ANYTHING." Whatever problem you have, locker 37 will help you solve! A colorful, hilarious chapter book that has fun, exclusive chapters about math, history, and dumpsters, yes dumpsters!

— Lindsay A.


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Trouble at Table 5 #2: Busted by Breakfast (HarperChapters) Cover Image
By Tom Watson, Marta Kissi (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780062953438
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Published: HarperCollins - February 25th, 2020

If you’re looking for a good book for your 1st or 2nd grader, look no further! Simon loves to talk, but doing it during class gets him into trouble. Can his friends help get him out of trouble? I especially love this book because each chapter ends with a marker on how far and well you’re reading!

— Lindsay A.


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Sparkleton #1: The Magic Day (HarperChapters) Cover Image
By Calliope Glass, Hollie Mengert (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780062947918
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Published: HarperCollins - June 9th, 2020

I love that Sparkleton is a boy unicorn, and that he is impatient for his magic to begin! A great story incorporating all those tough issues for boys without being preachy. And unicorns! 

— Jamie


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Draw Here: An Activity Book (Interactive Children's Book for Preschoolers, Activity Book for Kids Ages 5-6) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781452178608
Availability: On Our Shelves; Typically Ships in 1 - 2 Days
Published: Chronicle Books - September 17th, 2019

If you are a fan of Tullet’s picture books and board books, this is your next buy! What I like about this activity book is that he allows so much room for imagination.

— Lindsay A.