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Great Pool-Side Reads

Keep your elementary schooler reading through hot summer days with these engaging picks.
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
by Roald Dahl Illustrated by Quentin Blake

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.

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
by L. Frank Baum Illustrated by W. W. Denslow

One of the true classics of American literature, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has stirred the imagination of young and old alike for over four generations.

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Paperback Book: $6.39

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Encyclopedia Brown Carries On
by Donald J. Sobol
Once again America's 10-year-old Sherlock Holmes in sneakers is called upon to help his police-chief father and the neighborhood children solve 10 mysteries.

Donald J. Sobol's Encyclopedia Brown received a special Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America.

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Beezus and Ramona
Series: Ramona Quimby
by Beverly Cleary Illustrated by Tracy Dockray

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.

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Charlotte's Web
by E. B. White Illustrated by Garth Williams

American prose stylist E.B. White presents one of the best-loved stories of all time. And a heartwarming portrait of one of the best-loved pigs of all time.

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Paperback Book: $7.19

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Series: Fudge
by Judy Blume

The unstoppable Farley Drexel Hatcher — better known as Fudge — is back with more adventures and sidesplitting hijinks. Even though this is the sequel to Judy Blume's Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, this book can be read on its own.

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