Book List in Order: 67 titles


  • What happened to the class hamster? Find out in this Edgar Award–winning mystery story with some “delightfully comic twists” (Kirkus Reviews). When Junior brings home the classroom hamster, Scooty, he decides to build the best hamster tunnel ev...


  • At the annual gathering of the MEOW society, cats of all kinds convene to share their stories and those of their ancestors. Chico, the smallest cat in the world, recounts stopping a crime. The Pirate Cat tells of the fateful day when he discovered a ...


  • "A dinosaur! A new dinosaur!" Boo shouted. "This dinosaur left me a big surprise." Boo is excited to receive a giant egg―and to find out what's inside! Her brother, Sammy, is not―but he is still willing to help her after the egg hatches into a lo...



  • It is the first annual meeting of the WOOF Society. Dogs of all different backgrounds and breeds have gathered together to listen to the diaries of twelve dogs from around the world and throughout history. Abu is the ruler of ancient Egypt, but Miu, ...


  • At the eerie Hunt mansion, Herculeah Jones has been reading aloud to Lionus Hunt, an elderly stroke victim who can only communicate by blinking his eyes (once for yes, twice for no). Mr. Hunt seems to be trying to tell Herculeah something, but his gr...


  • An early chapter book from Newbery Medal winner Betsy ByarsWhen Boo brings home a dinosaur that only she can see, her brother Sammy, doesn't want to encourage her antics. Boo and her dinosaur are inseparable until Boo says good-bye to the dino quite ...


  • Together with her best friend and reluctant sidekick, Meat, Herculeah Jones meets a famous mystery author, Mathias King, aka the Murder King. King's novels mirror gruesome, real-life murders, particularly A Slash of Life, which is about an unsolved l...






  • Little Horse had never known the sky to be so black, the air so still. He heard the big horses whinny again. Little Horse's fear grew. The adventures of Little Horse continue as he makes his way back to the valley of little horses and his mother The ...


  • A compilation of short stories and extracts from novels includes tales about turning points in life by twenty-six authors including Judy Blume, William Saroyan, L. M. Montgomery, and Roald Dahl. Previously published as Growing Up Stories. Reprint....


  • Have you ever needed to call 9-1-1, but you couldn't get to a phone? Have you ever needed to run, but your legs were like spaghetti? Have you ever needed to yell "help!" but your throat was dry with fear? Laugh, cry, and panic with Mr. Magro's class...


  • Amen McBee, the youngest of five sisters, gobbles up words the way other children gobble up sweets.  She couldn't be more different from her elder twin sisters Arabella and Annabella-called the Bellas.  The mischievous Bellas constantly frighten Am...


  • Can Little Horse find his place in the big world?After accidentally falling into a stream, Little Horse fights the swift current that carries him farther and farther from the valley where he was born.When he finally manages to scramble ashore, a gian...


  • 'My Hero' to Be Chosen: Eight finalists will compete tonight for the title My Hero. The winner will wear the coveted gold Hero medal. These brave and courageous dogs will each appear with their nominator who will tell their story. There's Smiley, who...


  • Ahh-Ahh-Ahh-Ahhhh!Dorothy knows she could make a great Tarzan in the class play, even if she is a girl. When she gets up to introduce the world to her primal yell, something comes over her -- something wild and untamed. She gets the part, but Dorothy...


  • Having discovered the body of a dead woman, Meat reports it to the officials, yet upon their return, it is missing and Meat is called a liar, thus he turns to his friend Herculeah Jones to help him solve the mystery and clear his good name once and f...


  • In this delightful follow-up to My Brother, Ant, Anthony comes face to face with a growling bear, pretends to be a dog, and hears a giant tapping on the window. These enchanting stories capture the relationship between Ant and his brother with warmth...


  • Super-sleuth Herculeah Jones's investigation of the attempted murder of Meat's uncle leads them to an abandoned mystery bookstore named Death's Door, where Herculeah is kidnapped and stalked by the hired gunman. By the author of The Summer of the Swa...


  • I don't want to die. He's going to kill me, I know it. He's back! Look inside . . . When super-sleuth Herculeah Jones discovers a mysterious letter hidden in the lining of a secondhand coat, she knows she's getting a lot more than she bargained f...


  • From Newbery Medal-winning author Betsy Byars comes a sweet, entertaining story that will touch the heart of dog lovers at any age.A tornado appears in the distance, and the family quickly gathers into the storm cellar. The storm rages outside, but P...


  • Meet Ant, the little brother who's big on laughs. In four upbeat stories, Ant and his big brother confront the monster under the bed, recreate the story of the three little pigs, and write a letter to Santa—in July! Sometimes funny, always endearin...




  • Madame Rosa, the eccentric local fortune teller, has been murdered, and the only witness is her parrot,Tarot. But he’s not talking. Herculeah Jones thinks she knows who the killer is, but she’s not the only one. . . . Someone else knows&m...



  • The Moloch did not come back to where she crouched in fear. Instead he moved over to the workbench. He stood there, and then, as if he were familiar with the table, he picked up something, opened a drawer, and took something from it. Herculeah longed...


  • It's show time!May-May and Rose, those hilarious singing and dancing Golly sisters, return for five more zany adventures in which they find a talking rock, run into some bad luck, and take a vacation that's pure Golly folly.Betsy Byars' third book ab...


  • This is no ordinary plant... When Mozie agreed to take care of the professor's greenhouse, he never dreamed he'd be haunted by one of the plants. But ever since he discovered the weird mummy-shaped, human-sized pod, Mozie's felt a strange connecti...






  • Thirteen-year-old Birch's grandfather has always  wanted to fly across the U.S. in his antique Piper  Cub. When her grandmother dies and her grandfather  decides to sell the plane, Birch discovers that  it's not so hard to convince Pop to tak...



  • Bingo’s ultimate guide to finding love might need a few more chapters when his long-distance girlfriend returns homeBingo Brown is confident that he can write the definitive guidebook for middle-school boys trying to win over girls. With his ba...


  • Mud, Pap Blossom's loyal dog, has never before been in such deep trouble. Scooty, the school hamster Junior brought home for the weekend, is missing and the evidence points right to Mud. The only sensible thing for a dog to do is to head under the po...


  • THE HUNT IS ON! On Saturday, Jackson and his best pal, Goat, hide treasures for each other to find. It's the Hunt for the Secret Treasure -- and it's so much fun that the boys decide to do it all over again. This time, the hunts will be trickier, an...



  • Can Bingo Brown live up to his reputation as the most romantic middle-schooler in town?Romance is never easy when your girlfriend lives in another state and your life savings consists of just over three dollars. Still, thirteen-year-old Bingo Brown i...


  • When Bingo learns his mother is expecting a baby, it sparks off a whole new round of questions. The author also wrote "Burning Questions of Bingo Brown", "The Midnight Fox", "The Summer of the Swans", winner of the Newbury Medal, "The Eighteenth Emer...


  • George Bean always wants to play on the roof of his apartmentbuilding. But only his older sister Anna can sit there, because she's writing a roof poem. Anna may be the first Bean to be in a book if the poem wins a contest at school.George decides to ...


  • When Bingo has to keep a notebook for school, all he can come up with are questions. Like how could I fall in love with three girls in three minutes? But not even his teacher, Mr. Mark, has the answers. In fact Mr. Mark has been acting pretty weird l...


  • For the Blossom family it's the best day of their lives -- and the worst. Maggie, out west with her mother, is about to become the newest Blossom on the rodeo circuit. And now that the rain has finally stopped, Junior can at last visit his friend Mad...


  • Junior Blossom has finally created the ultimate invention -- the Green Phantom. It’s big, black, Day-Glo green, and it’s beautiful! All it needs is the secret ingredient. The whole family makes a promise to ensure that Junior’s invention wil...


  • What's Junior Blossom up to this time?When we first met Junior in The Not-Just-Anybody Family, he was trying to fly with his homemade wings. Now, having recovered from two broken legs, he's ready to startle the world by inventing the best coyote trap...


  • When Junior Blossom wakes up in the hospital, his last memory is of crouching on the barn roof with cloth wings tied to his arms, and of Maggie and Vern in the yard below, urging him to fly. That had been just before Junior spotted a police car appro...


  • A funny introduction to pioneer life, perfect for classrooms and homeschoolersThe Golly Sisters are heading west. They’ve got new dresses and the best show on either side of the Mississippi. But can they keep their act together long enough to get t...


  • A backlist gem from a Newbery-winning author!Cracker Jackson has a problem. A big, serious, adult problem. When he receives an anonymous note in the mail, he finds out that his old babysitter, Alma, is in danger. Cracker's the only one who can help h...


  • Kate's new friend is really out of this world -- he's an alien! When Kate sits down at the computer, nothing seems out of the ordinary. But suddenly a mysterious message flashes up on the screen. Someone who calls himself BB-9 is trying to get thr...


  • Anna’s role in her family of gospel singers is an important one—far away from the stageEvery member of the Glory family is blessed with abundant musical talent. Everyone, that is, except for Anna. She can’t sing or play an instrumen...


  • What lives in the sewer beneath the city, weighs two thousand pounds, and is coming out tonight to get you? Warren wants to make a horror movie about a gigantic fish that terrorizes the sewers of a big city. Everyone will love it. He'll be famous....


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    It was supposed to be a great vacation for  everyone. Clara and Deanie were thrilled about spending  time with their father now that the divorce was  final. But they're surprised and horrified at  having to share Dad with his girl friend and ...






  • When Cybil Ackerman crosses her eyes at Simon for the first time, he knows he's in love. The battle over Cybil begins when Simon's best friend, Tony, decides he is, too. And he'll stop at nothing to wreck Simon's chances of winning her! Tony tells...


  • Retta, Johnny, and Roy have no parental rules to follow, so they’ve made up their ownAfter their mother passes away, Retta, Johnny, and Roy don’t have much parenting in their lives. Their dad is a country singer who keeps them well fed bu...


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    Jimmie Little is scared of life. Ever since his father died, the world seems frightening and unpredictable. Jimmie worries so much he's even nicknamed himself Chicken Little.Then one day Uncle Pete has a terrible accident. Jimmie's nightmares have co...


  • Alfie only feels comfortable when he’s drawing comics in the attic—but soon his safe haven will be off limitsAlfie is perfectly content to spend his time drawing alone in the attic. Nobody bothers him, and he has his door sealed tight aga...


  • From Newbery-winning author Betsy Byars comes a story full of "poignancy, perception, and humor" (The Chicago Tribune), about three foster kids who learn what it takes to make a family. You can't always decide where life will take you—especially wh...


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    Lennie lives in the Fairy Land Motel with his mom. But Lennie's own fairyland is in TV shows. There, he can win gobs of money, meet interesting people, have a much better time than in real life. He even invents a commercial for a new product called "...




  • There’s no such thing as a colt with wings—is there?When Charles arrives at his Uncle Coot’s Texas ranch from back East, he’s sure that books have taught him everything he needs to know about horses. He wants to prove he&rsquo...


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    Would you rather be a coward . . . or a candidate for the emergency ward? Mouse Fawley has just done something very, very dumb. No kid in his right mind would go out of his way to enrage Marv Hammerman, the school bully -- but when Mouse saw the ...


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    When Sammy must spend weeks alone with his grandfather, he learns that the old man isn’t quite as boring as he thought . . .When his parents leave for Detroit, Sammy is left alone with his out-of-touch grandfather in a dull, creaky house. All S...




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    Sometimes you don't know what you love -- until you almost lose it. Sara's fourteenth summer was turning out to be the most confusing time of her life. Up until then, things had flowed smoothly, like the gliding swans on the lake. Now she wanted t...


  • Safety is downriver—but first there’s trouble ahead. As soon as Dewey Martin sees the Indian creeping toward the cabin—and toward his unsuspecting grandmother—he knows what to do: knock him down and take off before the rest of the raiding par...


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    Tom hates having to spend the summer on a farm . . . until he discovers the midnight fox. No one asked Tom how he felt about spending two months on his Aunt Millie's farm. For a city boy, the farm holds countless terrors -- stampeding baby lambs, bo...


  • Rama the cat has no home. He is the Gypsy Cat, and a life full of travel and adventure awaits him. When a gypsy woman found Rama as a kitten, she pierced his ear with a golden earring and named him after an exiled prince who wandered for years, ha...