Great Pool-Side Reads
In this timeless classic, Willy Wonka, a crazy chocolatier, opens his chocolate factory doors for the first time to five lucky children who have randomly purchased the coveted chocolate bars containing the golden ticket.
Harry Potter's life is miserable. His parents are dead and he's stuck with his heartless relatives, who force him to live in a tiny closet under the stairs. But his fortune changes when he receives a letter that tells him the truth about himself: he's a wizard.
Donald J. Sobol's Encyclopedia Brown received a special Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America. He's everyone's favorite detective — and no wonder! Middle graders will have loads of fun trying to solve the crimes before sneakered detective Encyclopedia reveals the villains and the motives!
Ramona Quimby is the youngest of all the famous characters in Mrs. Cleary's wonderful Henry Huggins stories. She is also far and away the most deadly. Readers of the earlier books will remember that Ramona has always been a menace to Beezus, her older sister, to Henry, and to his dog Ribsy.