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Staff Suggestions — Kids 6-8 Years

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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.


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The Anti-Boredom Book of Brilliant Things to Do: Games, Crafts, Puzzles, Jokes, Riddles, and Trivia for Hours of Fun (Anti-Boredom Books) Cover Image
By Andy Seed, Scott Garrett (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781510754843
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Published: Sky Pony - April 21st, 2020

The title may be self-explanatory, but it's absolutely true. Cure all boredom needs with this fun and engaging games and puzzles book!

— Lindsay A.


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The Ruby Princess Runs Away (Jewel Kingdom #1) Cover Image
By Jahnna N. Malcolm, Janee Trasler (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781338565676
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - May 5th, 2020

The Jewel Kingdom is in danger and it's up to Roxanne the Ruby Princess to stop an imposter from taking the crown! This is a great chapter book that encourages bravery and also includes sparkly stickers!

— Lindsay A.


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Our Friend Hedgehog: The Story of Us Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781524766719
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - May 5th, 2020

A fabulous story for fans of My Father’s Dragon and Winnie the Pooh. What starts out with a missing Mut turns into a wonderful story of friendship and adventure.

— Lindsay A.


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A Hatful of Dragons: And More Than 13.8 Billion Other Funny Poems Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781684371501
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Published: Wordsong - March 18th, 2020

Oh my, do I love how this book puts joy, fun, and even silly back into poetry! Sure, you could read one a day and savor it, but I had trouble waiting to read the next one! A fill-in-the-blank poem? A poem written in code? Explore, laugh, and enjoy with the whole family!

— Jamie


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Immigrant Architect: Rafael Guastavino and the American Dream Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780884488125
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Published: Tilbury House Publishers - April 7th, 2020

The perfect picture book for the budding architect, this is the real story of Rafael Guastavino and his enormous (but somewhat overlooked) contributions to the building landscape of not only New York City, but the world. With charming illustrations of many of the works Guastavino and his son completed in their lifetimes, this book will capture the imagination of anyone interested in the basics of form and function.

— Kelly


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Lily to the Rescue (Lily to the Rescue! #1) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9781250234353
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Published: Starscape - March 17th, 2020

I fell in love with Lily the rescue dog and her hilarious take on the world around her. Heartwarming stories all told from Lily's perspective make this series an absolute winner. All members of her human family are well-rounded characters as well, including a veterinarian Mom; very satisfying!

— Jamie


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Madam C.J. Walker Builds a Business (A Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls Chapter Book) Cover Image
By Rebel Girls, Salini Perera (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781733176194
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Published: Rebel Girls - November 12th, 2019

Rebel girl Madam C.J. Walker (1867-1919) defied all odds as she built herself a haircare business and became a self-made millionaire. Her story is incredibly fascinating and inspiring. A fantastic beginner chapter book for your history hungry kid!

— Lindsay A.


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Rory Branagan: Detective #1 Cover Image
By Andrew Clover, Ralph Lazar (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781524793647
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Published: Penguin Workshop - January 28th, 2020

If you want to laugh, read this book! I liked all the characters, including Wilkins Welkin the Weiner dog. Rory is a great guy and I have NO DOUBT he is a detective! Fans of Diary of a Wimpy KidBad Guys, and Mac Barnett books will love this one!

— Jamie