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Staff Suggestions — Kids 6-8 Years

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Madam C.J. Walker Builds a Business (Rebel Girls Chapter Books) Cover Image
By Rebel Girls, Salini Perera (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781733176194
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
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


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Bo's Magical New Friend: A Branches Book (Unicorn Diaries #1) Cover Image
By Rebecca Elliott, Rebecca Elliott (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9781338323320
Availability: Backordered
Published: Scholastic Inc. - December 26th, 2019

From the beloved author of the Owl Diaries, comes a story told in diary entries. This popular format creates a story with charm, as Rainbow Tinseltail makes a new friend. I look forward to many more stories.

— Jamie


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The Secret Garden of George Washington Carver Cover Image
By Gene Barretta, Frank Morrison (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062430151
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - January 14th, 2020

One of the most incredible and persevering stories to start off 2020. I now know more about George Washington Carver than I ever learned in school. Barretta provides us with a holistic background into the life of GWC, one that shows that determination and passion can start at any age. The illustrations will pull you in, the story will make you stay and marvel at this steadfast voice for conservation.

— Lindsay A.


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Pearl the Flying Unicorn (Pearl the Magical Unicorn #2) Cover Image
By Sally Odgers, Adele K. Thomas (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9781250235527
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - January 7th, 2020

A mystical tale of three friends who band together on a rescue mission. I think kids will identify with Pearl the Unicorn who struggles with confidence and courage. A wonderful story of friendship and believing in yourself.

— Lindsay A.


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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
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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