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Staff Suggestions — Kids 6-8 Years

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Mara the Space Traveler Cover Image
$23.95
ISBN: 9781605375274
Availability: On Our Shelves; Typically Ships in 1 - 2 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
Availability: On Our Shelves; Typically Ships in 1 - 2 Days
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
Availability: On Our Shelves; Typically Ships in 1 - 2 Days
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: Usually Ships in 1-5 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
Availability: On Our Shelves; Typically Ships in 1 - 2 Days
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
Availability: On Our Shelves; Typically Ships in 1 - 2 Days
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
Availability: On Our Shelves; Typically Ships in 1 - 2 Days
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