Short Chapter Books

My Father's Dragon Cover Image
$7.95
ISBN: 9780394890487
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - November 12th, 1987

When Elmer Elevator hears about the plight of an overworked and underappreciated baby flying dragon, he stows away on a ship and travels to Wild Island to rescue the dragon.

This book has been selected as a Common Core State Standards Text Exemplar (Grades 2-3, Stories) in Appendix B


Elmer and the Dragon (My Father's Dragon #2) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780394890494
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - November 12th, 1987

A stand-alone sequel to My Father's Dragon, in which Elmer Elevator and the flying baby dragon help the king of the canaries find treasure.


The Dragons of Blueland (My Father's Dragon #3) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780394890500
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - November 12th, 1987

The third volume of the  My Father's Dragon trilogy, this adventure may be enjoyed on its own. Here, the baby dragon summons Elmer to help save his family from hunters. "Elmer's plan is ingenious and plausible, the fantasy well-sustained."--(starred) Library Journal.  


Polly Diamond and the Magic Book: Book 1 (Book Series for Elementary School Kids, Children's Chapter Book for Bookworms) 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.


Juana and Lucas Cover Image
By Juana Medina, Juana Medina (Illustrator)
$7.99
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


Inspector Flytrap Cover Image
By Tom Angleberger, Cece Bell (Illustrator)
$5.95
ISBN: 9781419709654
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - August 2nd, 2016

Didi Dodo, Future Spy: Recipe for Disaster (Didi Dodo, Future Spy #1) Cover Image
By Tom Angleberger, Jared Chapman (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781419737060
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - August 13th, 2019

Didi Dodo, Future Spy: Robo-Dodo Rumble (Didi Dodo, Future Spy #2) Cover Image
By Tom Angleberger, Jared Chapman (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781419741173
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - February 25th, 2020

Didi Dodo, Future Spy: Double-O Dodo (Didi Dodo, Future Spy #3) Cover Image
By Tom Angleberger, Jared Chapman (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781419740978
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - March 10th, 2020

The Hundred Dresses Cover Image
By Eleanor Estes, Louis Slobodkin (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780152052607
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2004

Eleanor Estes’s The Hundred Dresses won a Newbery Honor in 1945 and has never been out of print since. At the heart of the story is Wanda Petronski, a Polish girl in a Connecticut school who is ridiculed by her classmates for wearing the same faded blue dress every day.


Three Tales of My Father's Dragon Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780679889113
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - November 25th, 1997

The classic fantasy trilogy of Elmer Elevator and the flying baby dragon has delighted children and their parents for generations.


Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel (A Dyamonde Daniel Book #1) 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


Rich: A Dyamonde Daniel Book Cover Image
By Nikki Grimes, R. Gregory Christie (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780425288542
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Published: Puffin Books - April 4th, 2017

The second book in the Dyamonde Daniels series, by bestselling author Nikki Grimes, is great for fans of the Keena Ford, Judy Moody, and Magnificent Mya Tibbs series and includes illustrations by Coretta Scott King honor winner R. Gregory Christie.


Almost Zero: A Dyamonde Daniel Book Cover Image
By Nikki Grimes, R. Gregory Christie (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780425288559
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Published: Puffin Books - April 4th, 2017

The third book in the Dyamonde Daniels series, by bestselling author Nikki Grimes, is perfect for fans of the Keena Ford, Judy Moody, and Magnificent Mya Tibbs series and includes illustrations by Coretta Scott King honor winner R. Gregory Christie. 


Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters: The Questioneers Book #1 Cover Image
By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781419733604
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 2nd, 2018

Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants: The Questioneers Book #2 Cover Image
By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781419734229
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 16th, 2019

Iggy Peck and the Mysterious Mansion (The Questioneers) Cover Image
By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781419736926
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - May 12th, 2020

The Iron Giant Cover Image
By Ted Hughes, Andrew Davidson (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780375801532
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Published: Yearling - July 20th, 1999

An iron giant saves the world in this contemporary classic.

A mysterious creature stalks the land, eating barbed wire and devouring tractors and plows. The farmers are mystified—and terrified. And then they glimpse him in the night: the Iron Giant, taller than a house, with glowing headlight eyes and an insatiable taste for metal. The hungry giant must be stopped at any cost.


Lola Levine Is Not Mean! Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316258333
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - July 5th, 2016

Lola Levine likes writing in her diario, sipping her mom's cafe con leche, eating her dad's matzo ball soup, and playing soccer with her team, the Orange Smoothies. So what if she doesn't always fit in?


Lola Levine: Drama Queen Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316258425
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - July 5th, 2016

Seven-year-old Lola Levine is fierce on and off the soccer field. She can do a slide tackle (although she's not supposed to) and even likes gooey worms. Nothing scares Lola! That is, until she's auditioning in front of EVERYONE for her class play. After Lola is overcome with stage fright, she's cast as Squirrel #2, a non-speaking part!


Dragons and Marshmallows (Zoey and Sassafras #1) Cover Image
By Asia Citro, Marion Lindsay (Illustrator)
$5.99
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


Monsters and Mold (Zoey and Sassafras #2) Cover Image
By Asia Citro, Marion Lindsay (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781943147144
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Published: Innovation Press - March 14th, 2017

A Mighty Girl Book of the Year

With magical animals, science, mystery, and adventure -- the brand new series Zoey and Sassafras has something for everyone Easy-to-read language and illustrations on nearly every page make this series perfect for a wide range of ages.


Lulu and the Duck in the Park Cover Image
By Hilary McKay, Priscilla Lamont (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780807548097
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Published: Albert Whitman & Company - March 1st, 2014

When Lulu finds a duck egg that has rolled out of its nest, she takes it to class to keep it safe. Lulu isn't allowed to bring pets to school. But she's not really breaking the rules because it's just an egg. Surely nothing bad will happen...


Lulu and the Dog from the Sea Cover Image
By Hilary McKay, Priscilla Lamont (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780807548219
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Published: Albert Whitman & Company - March 1st, 2014

When Lulu goes on vacation, she finds there's a dog living on the beach. Everyone in the town thinks the dog is trouble. But Lulu is sure he just needs a friend. And that he's been waiting for someone just like her.


Rickshaw Girl Cover Image
By Mitali Perkins, Jamie Hogan (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781580893091
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Published: Charlesbridge - February 1st, 2008

Naima is a talented painter of traditional alpana patterns, which Bangladeshi women and girls paint on their houses for special celebrations. But Naima is not satisfied just painting alpana. She wants to help earn money for her family, like her best friend, Saleem, does for his family.