Ages 5-9 (Early Chapter Books)

The Haunted House Next Door (Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol #1) By Andres Miedoso, Victor Rivas (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Andres Miedoso, Victor Rivas (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781534410381
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Published: Little Simon - December 12th, 2017

Meet Desmond Cole! A fearless eight-year-old who runs his own ghost patrol, looking for ghosts, monsters, and mischief makers everywhere. Oh, and he just so happens to be my new best friend…and thank goodness! Because I’m afraid of everything.

Welcome to Kersville, a town with a spooky history and a collection of ghosts and spirits who are major mischief-makers.


Monster and Boy By Hannah Barnaby, Anoosha Syed (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Hannah Barnaby, Anoosha Syed (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781250791443
Availability: Backordered - Subject to Publisher Availability
Published: Square Fish - March 2nd, 2021

Fall in love with the friendship between Monster and Boy in this exciting new chapter book series from writer Hannah Barnaby and illustrator Anoosha Syed.

When Monster (who lives under the bed) meets Boy (who sleeps in the bed), Boy starts to scream—and Monster promptly swallows him. It's the beginning of a beautiful friendship!


The Gumazing Gum Girl! Chews Your Destiny By Rhode Montijo, Rhode Montijo (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Rhode Montijo, Rhode Montijo (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781423157946
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 13th, 2017

Gabby Gomez loves to chew gum everywhere, even though Mami has warned her against it: There was the time at the art gallery. And don’t forget what happened with her tía Carmen’s parrot! But when Gabby gets gum stuck in her hair, that’s the last straw. Chewing gum is now BANNED.

But one last teeny-tiny gumball couldn’t hurt, right?


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Juana and Lucas By Juana Medina, Juana Medina (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Juana Medina, Juana Medina (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781536206395
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Published: Candlewick - March 5th, 2019

“Refreshingly original. . . . Medina’s beautiful, vivid prose conjures the Colombian setting with tactile language. . . . The story itself is a giant hug.” — The New York Times Book Review


Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot (Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot #1) By Dav Pilkey, Dan Santat (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Dav Pilkey, Dan Santat (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780545630092
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - April 29th, 2014

From Dav Pilkey, creator of Captain Underpants, and acclaimed artist Dan Santat, an out-of-this-world friendship adventure with all-new full-color illustrations!

Meet Ricky Ricotta, a little mouse with a big problem!Ricky Ricotta lives in Squeakyville with his mom and dad. Ricky has a hard time making friends at school, and the neighborhood bullies are always picking on him.


Freddie Ramos Takes Off (Zapato Power) By Jacqueline Jules, Miguel Benitez (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jacqueline Jules, Miguel Benitez (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780807594797
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Published: Albert Whitman & Company - March 1st, 2011

One day Freddie Ramos comes home from school and finds a strange box just for him. What's inside? ZAPATO POWER-shoes that change Freddie's life by giving him super speed!


Mia Mayhem Is a Superhero! By Kara West, Leeza Hernandez (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kara West, Leeza Hernandez (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781534432697
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Published: Little Simon - December 18th, 2018

Meet Mia Macarooney, an ordinary eight-year-old who finds out she has an extraordinary super-secret in this first chapter book in the brand-new Mia Mayhem series!

Mia Macarooney is a regular eight-year-old girl who finds out that she’s A SUPERHERO!


Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #1) By Ben Clanton Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781101918715
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Published: Tundra Books - October 4th, 2016

New York Times Bestselling series

“Hilarious and charming. The most lovable duo since Frog and Toad.” —NYT-bestselling creator of the Dog Man and Captain Underpants series, Dav Pilkey


Bird & Squirrel On the Run!: A Graphic Novel (Bird & Squirrel #1) By James Burks Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780545312837
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Published: Graphix - August 1st, 2012

Bird and Squirrel outwit Cat and become best friends in this zany adventure.

Squirrel is afraid of his own shadow. Bird doesn't have a care in the world. And Cat wants to eat Bird and Squirrel. Of course, he'll have to catch them first, and that's not going to be easy.

Join this trio as they head south for the winter in a hilarious road trip. But watch out!


DKfindout! Sharks (DK findout!) By DK Cover Image
By DK
$10.99
ISBN: 9781465457516
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Published: DK Children - January 10th, 2017

Supporting STEM-based learning, this fact-filled book for shark aficionados ages 6–9 is the ultimate guide to sharks, from hammerheads to great whites.


Ivy & Bean – Book 1 (Ivy and Bean Books, Books for Elementary School) By Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780811849098
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Published: Chronicle Books - May 3rd, 2007

The classic New York Times bestselling chapter book series with over 8 million copies sold

"A lively, entertaining read with heart" – Common Sense Media

"Only a stooge couldn't love Ivy and Bean" – Kirkus Reviews


Meet Yasmin! By Saadia Faruqi, Hatem Aly (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Saadia Faruqi, Hatem Aly (Illustrator)
$5.95
ISBN: 9781684360222
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Published: Picture Window Books - August 1st, 2018

Meet Yasmin Yasmin is a spirited second-grader who's always on the lookout for those aha moments to help her solve life's little problems.


DKfindout! Dinosaurs (DK findout!) By DK Cover Image
By DK
$10.99
ISBN: 9781465454294
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Published: DK Children - September 6th, 2016

Supporting STEM-based learning, this fact-filled book for dinosaur lovers ages 6–9 is the ultimate guide to all sorts of long-lost creatures from across the globe, entertaining and educating young readers through a combination of close-up images, quirky trivia facts, quiz questions, and fascinating tidbits on everything from Triceratops to Stegosaurus.


Who Is Malala Yousafzai? (Who Was?) By Dinah Brown, Who HQ, Andrew Thomson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Dinah Brown, Who HQ, Andrew Thomson (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780448489377
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Published: Penguin Workshop - August 11th, 2015

Malala Yousafzai was a girl who loved to learn but was told that girls would no longer be allowed to go to school. She wrote a blog that called attention to what was happening in her beautiful corner of Pakistan and realized that words can bring about change. She has continued to speak out for the right of all children to have an education. In 2014 she won the Nobel Peace Prize.


Our Solar System: Revised Edition By Seymour Simon Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780061140105
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Published: HarperCollins - August 26th, 2014

Join award-winning science writer Seymour Simon in this completely updated edition of Our Solar System, as he takes young readers on a fascinating tour through space! 


Cutest Animals on the Planet By National Geographic Kids Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781426339219
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Published: National Geographic Kids - March 9th, 2021

Meet the world's most adorable animals and learn fun stuff about them in this aww-some first book in a brand-new series from National Geographic Kids.


Too Small Tola By Atinuke, Onyinye Iwu (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Atinuke, Onyinye Iwu (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781536211276
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Published: Candlewick - March 2nd, 2021

Three delightful tales from a renowned Nigerian storyteller introduce a chapter-book heroine who is every bit as mighty as she is small.


Rock Star #1 (Jada Jones #1) By Kelly Starling Lyons, Vanessa Brantley-Newton (Illustrator) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780448487519
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Published: Penguin Workshop - September 19th, 2017

Fans of Princess Posey and Ivy and Bean will enjoy engaging with science-loving Jada Jones in this easy-to-read chapter book.


Horse Heroes: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House Merlin Mission #21: Stallion by Starlight (Magic Tree House (R) Fact Tracker #27) By Mary Pope Osborne, Natalie Pope Boyce, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780375870262
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - March 26th, 2013

The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system! Getting the facts behind the fiction has never looked better. Track the facts with Jack and Annie!!


My Family Adventure (Sofia Martinez #1) By Jacqueline Jules, Kim Smith (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jacqueline Jules, Kim Smith (Illustrator)
$4.95
ISBN: 9781479557905
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Published: Picture Window Books - January 1st, 2015

Little Sofia Martinez has a big personality and big plans, which makes every day memorable. Between her sisters and cousins, her family is the focus of her many adventures. From taking school pictures to doing chores, this 7-year-old knows how to make every moment count. Sofia loves her family and loves her life. What could be better?


Royal Rescues #1: The Naughty Kitten By Paula Harrison, Olivia Chin Mueller (Illustrator) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9781250259233
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - July 14th, 2020

In Royal Rescues #1: The Naughty Kittenthe first book in Paula Harrison's sweet new chapter book series, illustrated by Olivia Chin Muellera pet-loving princess finds and helps animals in trouble—even if it's against the rules of being royal!


The Major Eights 1: Battle of the Bands By Melody Reed, Émilie Pépin (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Melody Reed, Émilie Pépin (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781499805642
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Published: little bee books - January 2nd, 2018

Jasmine, Maggie, Becca, and Scarlet love jamming together, but are they ready to perform in front of a real audience in a Battle of the Bands competition? Find out in the first book of this early chapter book series!

Jasmine, Maggie, Becca, and Scarlet love jamming together in Jasmine's basement.


Gross as a Snot Otter (The World of Weird Animals) By Jess Keating Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524764500
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 29th, 2019

Animal Planet meets Captain Underpants in the ickiest, squickiest, most fart-filled World of Weird Animals book yet, from the creators of Pink Is for Blobfish.


Cassandra Steps Out By Isabelle Bottier, Hélène Canac (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Isabelle Bottier, Hélène Canac (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781541572836
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Published: Graphic Universe (Tm) - September 3rd, 2019

Cassandra has a gift. Animals can show her what they're thinking. And she's done keeping her talent a secret. In the first volume of the Cassandra: Animal Psychic series, Cassandra sets out to help pets and their people.


Polly Diamond and the Magic Book: Book 1 (Book Series for Elementary School Kids, Children's Chapter Book for Bookworms) By Alice Kuipers, Diana Toledano (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Alice Kuipers, Diana Toledano (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781452182216
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 6th, 2019

The hit chapter book, now in paperback!

Polly Diamond and the Magic Book is the first in a delightfully funny and magical chapter book series about a girl named Polly who loves words and writing stories.


Dragons and Marshmallows (Zoey and Sassafras #1) By Asia Citro, Marion Lindsay (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Asia Citro, Marion Lindsay (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781943147090
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Published: Innovation Press - March 14th, 2017

A New York Public Library Best Books for Kids 2017 Selection
A Mighty Girl Book of the Year
Illinois Monarch Award Nominee 2018-2019
Florida SSYRA Book Award Nominee 2018-2019
Washington OTTER Award Nominee 2018-2019


National Geographic Kids Everything Dolphins: Dolphin Facts, Photos, and Fun that Will Make You Flip By Elizabeth Carney Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781426308420
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Published: National Geographic Kids - February 14th, 2012

Dolphins are fascinating creatures of the sea! They're designed to be intelligent, inquisitive, and compassionate. Their slender bodies and pointed noses combined with the ability to swim gracefully and communicate effectively make these mammals one of the most loved animals in the natural world.


Inspector Flytrap (Inspector Flytrap #1) (The Flytrap Files) By Tom Angleberger, Cece Bell (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Tom Angleberger, Cece Bell (Illustrator)
$5.95
ISBN: 9781419709654
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Published: Amulet Books - August 2nd, 2016

A funny and clever illustrated early chapter book series in the Flytrap Files universe, from New York Times bestselling author Tom Angleberger and Newbery Honor winner Cece Bell!
 
Meet Inspector Flytrap! He's a Venus flytrap and world-class solver of BIG DEAL mysteries.
 
Meet Nina the Goat!


Pedro's Big Goal By Fran Manushkin, Tammie Lyon (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Fran Manushkin, Tammie Lyon (Illustrator)
$5.95
ISBN: 9781515800903
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Published: Picture Window Books - August 1st, 2016

Pedro dreams of playing goalie for the next big soccer match. But he worries he's too slow and too small. Will Pedro meet his big goal? Reader-support tools, such as a glossary and discussion questions, make this a great choice for early-readers.


Rise of the Earth Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #1) By Tracey West, Graham Howells (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Tracey West, Graham Howells (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780545646239
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - August 26th, 2014

The New York Times bestselling Dragon Masters series is "How to Train Your Dragon" meets the Dragon Slayers' Academy, and it's perfect for newly independent readers!

Pick a book. Grow a reader. This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers.


The Amazing Life of Azaleah Lane By Nikki Shannon Smith, Mari Lobo (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Nikki Shannon Smith, Mari Lobo (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781515844648
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Published: Picture Window Books - January 1st, 2020

Azaleah can't wait for her class field trip to the National Zoo in Washington D.C., especially when her teacher announces the chance to earn extra credit. But when Azaleah gets home, she quickly realizes extra credit isn't as easy as she thought. Azaleah's younger sister Tiana can't find Greenie, her stuffed animal, and she's sure he's been stolen.


Who Would Win?: Ultimate Showdown By Jerry Pallotta, Rob Bolster (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jerry Pallotta, Rob Bolster (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781338535563
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - October 15th, 2019

Who Would Win? is back with another exciting bind-up featuring five more books in this action-packed animal series!

What if one dangerous animal had a fight with another? Who do you think would win? In this five-book bind-up of the popular Who Would Win? series, kids will learn about each animal's anatomy, behavior, and more.


The Bad Guys (The Bad Guys #1) By Aaron Blabey, Aaron Blabey (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Aaron Blabey, Aaron Blabey (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780545912402
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Published: Scholastic Press - December 27th, 2016

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE!

"I wish I'd had these books as a kid. Hilarious!" -- Dav Pilkey, creator of Captain Underpants and Dog ManThis New York Times bestselling illustrated series is perfect for fans of Dog Man and Captain Underpants.They sound like bad guys, they look like bad guys . . . and they even smell like bad guys. But Mr. Wolf, Mr. Piranha, Mr. Snake, and Mr.


Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel (A Dyamonde Daniel Book #1) By Nikki Grimes, R. Gregory Christie (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Nikki Grimes, R. Gregory Christie (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780142415559
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Published: Puffin Books - March 4th, 2010

"Dyamonde, a third grader, has "wild-crazy hair," is "skinnier than half a toothpick" and is more than equal to the challenge of entering the crowded field of confident grade school heroines."—New York Times