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Staff Suggestions — Kids 6-8 Years

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Douglas Cover Image
By Randy Cecil, Randy Cecil (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780763633974
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Published: Candlewick - September 10th, 2019

Who names a little girl mouse Douglas? Iris does. This is an adventure about a mouse Iris meets in the Majestic Cinema. With creative illustrations, as in Lucy, Cecil tells a tale in four acts about friendship, bravery, and determination. Clever and charming, to be read over and over.  

— Barb


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Beneath the Bed and Other Scary Stories: An Acorn Book (Mister Shivers) Cover Image
By Max Brallier, Letizia Rubegni (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9781338318531
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - September 3rd, 2019

Reading these spooky stories made me get crazy goosebumps! This Acorn read is a perfect transition into reading beginner chapter books; from noises at the window to a hair in your throat, this is an essential scary read!

— Lindsay A.


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Kitty and the Moonlight Rescue Cover Image
By Paula Harrison, Jenny Lovlie (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780062934710
Availability: Backordered
Published: Greenwillow Books - September 10th, 2019

Cat lovers will love this sweet story of a young girl gaining confidence in her own special powers. Great relationship with her Mom and Dad too! An exciting new series. 

— Jamie


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Athena & the Magic Land: Little Goddess Girls 1 (QUIX) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9781534431058
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Published: Aladdin - May 14th, 2019

Best described as the Greek Gods meet The Wizard of OzLittle Goddess Girls is a fun and fabulous read. A young girl named Athena gets whisked off to Mount Olympus! Bigger text allows for easier reading for those just learning.

— Lindsay A.


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A Is for Elizabeth Cover Image
By Rachel Vail, Paige Keiser (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9781250162120
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - May 7th, 2019

You know how everything at school is done in “alphabetical order”? Is that fair? Elizabeth will feel like a friend you’ve known forever, as she hilariously tries to fix this very unfair rule! An updated Junie B. Jones-style character for today’s girls.

— Jamie


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Rumple Buttercup: A Story of Bananas, Belonging, and Being Yourself Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780525648444
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - April 2nd, 2019

This is for those who feel strange or out of place. My favorite part of the cover is his floating eye! A celebration of the wonderfully weird, Rumple Buttercup is sure to charm you.

— Lindsay A.


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News from Me, Lucy McGee Cover Image
By Mary Amato, Jessica Meserve (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780823438716
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Published: Holiday House - October 9th, 2018

Lucy McGee and her new friend, Phillip, write the silliest songs to each other! Lucy has a lot to learn about the meaning of friendship and honesty in this super duper fun and charming story! It’s funny, it’s honest, it’s one of my favorite little chapter books. This is also a great read aloud.

— Tonya


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Lullaby Lake: A Branches Book (The Last Firehawk #4) Cover Image
By Katrina Charman, Jeremy Norton (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9781338122671
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - July 31st, 2018

Calling all Last Firehawk fans - the newest addition to this addictive series is finally here! Packed with even more adventure and mysterious discoveries, Lullaby Lake is sure to please series fans. 

— Lindsay


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Flying Deep: Climb Inside Deep-Sea Submersible Alvin Cover Image
By Michelle Cusolito, Nicole Wong (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781580898119
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Published: Charlesbridge - May 22nd, 2018

Imagine you’re the pilot...of a deep sea submersible” and spend a day diving into the deepest part of the ocean, searching for signs of life near underwater volcanoes.

— Laura


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The Alien Next Door 3: Alien Scout Cover Image
By A.I. Newton, Anjan Sarkar (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781499805802
Availability: Backordered
Published: little bee books - May 1st, 2018

The truth will set you free. Or will it? Join Zeke and Harris on another alien adventure in this wonderfully imaginative series that makes me wish I had an alien neighbor!

— Lindsay