Book List:51 titles
  • Best friends Nixie and Grace spend every afternoon together . . . until Nixie's mom gets a new job and Nixie must attend the after-school program, without Grace.Third graders Nixie Ness and Grace Kenny have been best friends since they were two-years...


  • The final book in the Nora Notebooks series finds Nora trying to navigate the unscientific matter of making friends with someone you have nothing in common with. Nora Alpers, fourth-grade scientist, likes things to be just so. Her ant farm, her h...


  • Twelve-year-old Autumn loves to write, and she can't wait to grow up and be a published author. She finds inspiration all around her, but especially in Cameron, the dreamy boy in her journalism class who she has a major crush on. When her older broth...


  • Fourth grade scientists are not meant to be babysitters. The second book in the Nora Notebooks finds Nora Alpers in unfamiliar territory. Nora Alpers has just become a ten-year-old aunt. To prepare for the new arrival, Nora has been writing down ...


  • Cody Harmon doesn't love reading, math, spelling, or really any of the subjects that Miss Molina teaches in her third-grade class. But he lives on a farm and he loves animals--he even has nine pets--so when the school holds a pet-show fund-raiser, it...


  • The students in Miss Molina's third grade class are abuzz with excitement about the upcoming spelling bee, where they will be competing against the two other classes in third grade. Simon Ellis, who just happens to be good at a lot of other things, i...


  • Science-obsessed fourth grader Nora has ants all figured out -- now she just has to try to understand her fellow humans!   The trouble with ants is . . . . . . people think they’re boring. . . . they are not cuddly. . . . who would ever want ...


  • Izzy Barr is the star athlete of the third grade: she hits homeruns on her softball team and is one of the fastest runners in her class. But at home, her half-brother, Dustin, seems to be her father's favorite athlete―why else would her dad go to a...


  • Annika Riz loves math more than anything. She's trying to teach her dog, Prime, to count. She's determined to beat fellow math whiz Simon Ellis in a Sudoku contest at the public library. She even sleeps under number-patterned sheets. But Annika's be...






  • Kelsey Kline is the best reader in the third grade -- well, maybe tied for best with know-it-all Simon Ellis. When the principal, Mr. Boone, announces a school-wide reading contest -- complete with a pizza party for the winning class and a special ce...


  • Ethan Winfield has never been an academic or athletic star like his older brother, Peter. But does that make him a failure? Of course not. Still, Ethan and his best friend, Julius Zimmerman, decide that they qualify to found an exclusive club: Losers...


  • Chelsea learns she is perfectly human If Chelsea Garing likes anything better than school, it's church, especially when she gets the chance to shine. Unfortunately, Chelsea can't perform perfectly every time. One day, when she's serving as acolyte...


  • Kelsey Kline is the best reader in the third grade--well, maybe tied for best with know-it-all Simon Ellis. When the principal Mr. Boone announces a school-wide reading contest, complete with a pizza party for the winning class and a special certifi...


  • Seventh-grader Sierra Shepard has always been the perfect student, so when she sees that she accidentally brought her mother's lunch bag to school, including a paring knife, she immediately turns in the knife at the school office. Much to her surpris...


  • Here's the third entry in Claudia Mills' charming middle-grade series. Mason Dixon survived the school choir. He survived adopting his now-beloved dog named, uh, Dog. But now he faces his biggest challenge yet: joining the local basketball team. Not ...


  • Here's the second entry in veteran author Claudia Mills' charming middle-grade series, which finds the lovably sardonic title character starting the fourth grade, which he's dreading: everyone in fourth grade is expected to join the school choir. And...


  • If Wilson Williams thought multiplication was difficult, he is finding fractions impossible. And when his parents hire a math tutor for him, he is sure he's the only kid in the history of Hill Elementary to have one. Wilson is determined to make sure...


  • Soon-to-be fourth-grader Mason Dixon does not want a pet, but his parents think it will be good for him. Goldfish dies soon after his arrival (from overfeeding). Mason is relieved. Hamster escapes. Mason is relieved. Cat has to go back because best f...


  • After eleven-year-old Cooper's grandfather, Gran-Dan, gives him and his little sister, Carly, eight yellowed deeds, each to one square inch of the Yukon, Cooper almost forgets all about them. Then Carly drags them out, with plans to create her own ma...


  • Let Me In! Oliver Olsoms teacher is always saying that one person with a big idea can change the world. But so far, all Oliver has managed to change is the diorama of the solar system he's been working on with his chatterbox partner, Crystal. Anyw...


  • Amanda MacLeish might be the only student in Mr. Abrams's fifth-grade class who doesn't mind doing her homework. Now that her father has left home and moved into a motel, the only thing that brings Amanda any joy is writing her fictional diary entrie...


  • Riley O'Rourke is writing his report on President Teddy Roosevelt in preparation for the fourth-grade biography tea, but he has a far more important goal: to get a saxophone so he can take instrumental music. His mother can't afford to rent him a sax...


  • Todd and Amy Davidson may be twins, but they're complete opposites Todd is organized and is the family "engineer," while Amy is outgoing and has been dubbed the "poet." So it would seem that for a fifth-grade economics project, Todd would come up wi...


  • Every kid’s a winner!Ziggy dreads track-and-field day. He isn’t good at running races or at high or long jumping. He isn’t good at throwing balls, either. Ziggy is good at drawing pictures, but there’s no picturedrawing event on track-and-fie...


  • Pretty is as pretty does Pretty, popular Marcia Faitak is not her usual self. Over the summer she gained five pounds, and when school begins, Marcia, desperate for an invitation from Alex Ryan to the October dance, goes on a diet. In art class, sh...


  • The tenth book in Claudia Mills' beloved series For Gus, the longest half hour of the day is spent practicing the piano. Why can't he be outside, shooting hoops with Ryan Mason? Even more painful are the lessons: Mrs. Moore complains about Gus's squi...



  • A wise guy gets wise The school year is almost over, and Alex Ryan still has plenty of pranks to pull and jokes to tell. Then his dad attends the meeting about the seventh-grade outdoor education trip. Alex knows nothing good can come of this -- Mr...







  • It's Halloween, and Gus doesn't know what to wear. His mom won't let him have a store-bought costume; his dad thinks any old thing will do. Ryan Mason is going to be a vampire, with a cape, fangs, and fake blood. Gus wishes he could be a vampire, too...


  • FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Gus despairs of coming up with something interesting and impressive for his second-grade class's show-and-tell, until he gets a great idea while visiting Grandpa....


  • Wilson Williams worries about passing his times-table testsWilson has a hard time with math, especially with Mrs. Porter’s timed multiplication tests. If only he were as quick as Laura Vicks, the smartest kid in third grade, or as quick as his brot...


  • Gus is unimpressed when Ryan coolly stops his sleek five-speed bike with the hand brake. But he's totally nonplussed when Daddy buys him a bicycle like Ryan's. Gus will never give up his training wheels. Enter Grandpa, who wisely removes Gus from the...



  • FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Gus and his grandfather share a special bond, but when his grandfather suffers a heart attack and goes into the hospital, Gus fears going to see him until Grandpa makes an adventure out of that visit as well....


  • Why can't Lizzie just be herself? AS SEVENTH GRADE BEGINS, Lizzie Archer knows she can't endure another year of being derided as the class nerd. Maybe she can't stop being smart, but at least she doesn't have to look so different. Out of her Emily...




  • Twelve-year-old Julius has his hands full over the summer when his mother attempts to improve his grades and teach him responsibility by signing him up for a French class and getting him a job babysitting....


  • Maggie McIntosh is crazy about her biology teacher and loves to impress him with her academic excellence. But when the dreaded day of the first class dissection arrives, Maggie has to disappoint Mr. O. There's no way she can cut up a worm. Maggie'...



  • Gus and Grandpa make their debut in three lively and tender stories. In the first, Gus makes a mess while trying to feed Grandpa's dog, Skipper (Grandpa makes him clean it up). In the second, Grandpa loses his car at the mall (Gus finds it). In the t...



  • When Dinah Seabrooke learns in science class that the sun will burn out in five billion years, she sees no point in achieving anything until a special relationship with an elderly neighbor teaches Dinah to live life for its daily joys. Reprint....


  • Dinah Seabrooke, now in her first year of middle school, struggles to become a big fish in what seems like an ocean--and in the process discovers the value of recycling and of friendship with the elderly...



  • “Richardson doesn’t scare me!” Mrs. Richardson had the reputation of being the meanest teacher in the whole school, but H.P. (that's Heidi Patricia) wasn't worried. She was a good student and sure she could win her over. But the very first d...



  • Ten-year-old Cynthia Jane Thornton struggles to come to terms with her own sense of identity, worth, and talents when her younger sister, Lucy, an exceptional math and science student, joins Cynthia's class for those subjects...