Books in a Series (not all books in the series may be level L)
CL-Series Annabel the ActressRequest a copy
CL-Series Annabel the Actress Meet Annabel — Annabel the actress that is. Annabel’s dream is to be a famous actress, but when she finally lands her first role, it isn’t quite what she had in mind. She has to start somewhere, though, even if it means pretending to be a gorilla at a little kid’s birthday party. The moment she accepts the job things get hairy. Her costume designer and best friend, Maggie, has trouble turning a raincoat’s furry lining into a gorilla suit, and then her archenemy, Lowell, steals her mask. Through it all Annabel tells herself, “The show must go on.” Then she faces her biggest challenge of all — a tough audience of five-year-old boys. Will Annabel be a hit or a flop?
Horrible Harry in Room 2B by Suzy Kline
CL-Series Horrible Harry Request a copy
Doug discovers that though being Harry’s best friend in Miss Mackle’s second grade class isn’t always easy, as Harry likes to do horrible things, it is often a lot of fun.
Marvin Redpost: Kidnapped at Birth? by Louis Sachar
CL-Series Marvin Redpost Request a copy
Marvin Redpost is not like the other members of his family. His hair is a different color and he writes with his left hand. He starts to wonder if he really belongs to another family…maybe a royal one!
My Weird School: Miss Daisy is Crazy by Dan Gutman
CL-Series My Weird School Request a copy
Never before has school been this mixed up-or this much fun! Miss Daisy, who teaches second grade, doesn’t know how to add or subtract. Not only that, she doesn’t know how to read or write, either. She is the dumbest teacher in the history of the world!
Pinky and Rex by James Howe
CL-Early How Request a copy
Pinky and Rex are the best of friends, but a trip to the museum with Pinky’s dad and his sister, Amanda, puts their friendship to the test. When Pinky, whose favorite color is pink, and Rex, who loves anything to do with dinosaurs, set their sights on the very same stuffed animal at the museum gift shop, it takes a little wisdom and some help from an unexpected source before the matter is neatly sorted out.
Polka Dot Private Eyes: The Mystery of the Blue Ring by Patricia Reilly Giff
CL-Series Ploka Dot Private Eyes Request a copy
Emily Arrow’s blue ring is missing. What could have happened to it? Dawn Bosco knows the whole class thinks she stole it, just because she borrowed Emily’s unicorn once. But that was weeks ago. With the detective kit her grandmother has given her — a polka-dot hat and fake glasses with furry eyebrows — Dawn rushes out to track down the crook. Can she find the thief — and clear her name?
Ready Freddy: Tooth Trouble by Abby Klein
CL-Series Ready Freddy Request a copy
Meet the new kid on the block! It’s Freddy Thresher, a first grader with a nose for trouble. It’s not that he’s trying to do anything bad. It’s just that he’s a boy who gets a little too creative and inventive when he has a problem.
CL-Series Ricky Ricotta Request a copy
This is the story of Ricky Ricotta, a lonely little mouse who befriends a giant robot, takes on the school bullies, and saves the city from an evil rat scientist — Dr. Stinky McNasty!
Tales of Amanda Pig by Jean Van Leeuwen
CL-Early Lee Request a copy
Amanda Pig, her brother Oliver, and their parents share a busy day, working and playing together from breakfast to bedtime.
Triplet Trouble and the Talent Show Mess by Debbie Dadey
CL-Series Triplet Trouble Request a copy
When Mr. Parker decides to have a talent show in the classroom, everyone comes up with performance ideas including Alex, whose plans with Adam and Ashley spell triple trouble for everyone.
All About Dogs and Puppies by Laura Driscoll
CL-NF 636.7 Driscoll Request a copy
Learn all about dogs in this fact-and-photo-filled book that captures all the charm of man’s best friend. Chapters on different breeds, caring for a new puppy, and those amazingly intelligent herding dogs, guide dogs, and police dogs add to the fun.
Honest Abe by Edith Kunhardt
CL-Bio Lincoln, Abraham Request a copy
A biography of Abraham Lincoln.
Jellyfish by Elaine Landau
CL-NF 593.5 Landau Request a copy
Ideal for today’s young investigative reader, each A True Book includes lively sidebars, a glossary and index, plus a comprehensive “To Find Out More” section listing books, organizations, and Internet sites.
Langston Hughes: Great American Poet by Patricia and Fredrick McKissack
CL-Bio Hughes, Langston Request a copy
Will satisfy the need for younger biographies written with simple text.
Martin Luther King Day by Lindaa Lowery
CL-NF 394.261 Martin Luther King, Jr. (Lowery) Request a copy
Briefly recounts the life of the black minister who devoted his life to civil rights and discusses the national holiday in his name: Martin Luther King Day celebrated on the third Monday of every January.
Tikki Tikki Tembo by Arlene Mosel
CL-NF 398.20951 Mosel (China) Request a copy
The classic tale about a boy with a very long name. Tikki Tikki Tembo falls into a well. Will his brother be able to save him in time?
Toasting Marshmallows: Camping Poems by Kristine O’Connell George
CL-NF 811.54 George Request a copy
Everything that happens when you go camping can be an adventure, from getting dressed inside your sleeping bag on a chilly morning to meeting a moose to sharing secrets in a tent at night.
What Color is Camouflage by Carolyn Otto
CL-NF 591.572 Otto Request a copy
Explains how animals, birds, reptiles, and insects vary their markings and color to hide from their enemies and respond to their environment.
The Zoo in the Sky: A Book of Animal Constellations by Jacqueline Mitton
CL-NF 523.8 Mitton Request a copy
Large, vibrant paintings and shimmering foil stars make a brilliant connection between age-old stargazing tales and the constellations.
The Dog that Pitched a No-Hitter by Matt Christopher
CL-Fic Christopher Request a copy
Mike’s telepathic dog Harry is able to send him secret signals about the opposing players on the baseball field, but Mike’s weak pitching arm requires them to find another plan to save the game.
The Dog that Stole Football Plays by Matt Christopher
CL-Fic Christopher Request a copy
Mike’s football team is really put to the test when Harry, his telepathic dog, has to stay home. Can the team win without Harry’s supernatural advice?
Judy Moody by Megan McDonald
CL-Fic McDonald Request a copy
To start, Judy Moody doesn’t have high hopes for third grade. Her new desk won’t have an armadillo sticker with her name on it. Her new classroom will not have a porcupine named Roger. And with her luck, she’ll get stuck sitting in the first row, where Mr. Todd will notice every time she tries to pass a note to her best friend, Rocky. An aspiring doctor, Judy does have a little brother who comes in handy for practicing medicine, a cool new pet, and a huge Band-Aid collection. Judy also has an abundance of individuality and attitude, and when Mr. Todd assigns a very special class project, she really gets a chance to express herself!
Welcome to the Green House by Jane Yolen
CL-P Yol Request a copy
Welcome to the green house where, day and night, the melodic prattle of exotic animals fills the air. The rich hues and tones described in the text explode in each illustration, and with every turn of the page, readers can feel the heat and vibrancy of this tropical paradise.