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Series That Hook New Readers on Books

Whether you want to encourage your beginning reader to dream, help him work things out, or teach him about the world, these series are perfect.
 
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Junie B. Jones Is Captain Field Day
Series: Junie B. Jones
by Barbara Park Illustrated by Denise Brunkus

Afternoon kindergarten is having a field day, and Junie B. Jones is team captain! Only, here's the problem. Room Eight keeps on winning too many events. And so how will Room Nine ever become the kindergarten champions? As Captain Field Day, will Junie B. find a way to lead her team to victory?

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Frog and Toad Are Friends
by Arnold Lobel Illustrated by Arnold Lobel

It's April, and Frog is looking forward to a whole year of happy times with his best friend, Toad. If only Toad would agree to wake up from his long winter nap! In the first of five short stories, clever Frog finds a way to rouse his sleepy friend.

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Franklin's Blanket
Series: Franklin
by Paulette Bourgeois Illustrated by Brenda Clark

Franklin has misplaced his blue blanket, and he can't sleep without it. He searches everywhere, but he still can't find it by bedtime. What will Franklin do?

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Bedtime for Frances
by Russell Hoban Illustrated by Garth Williams

In these read-aloud stories, Frances conquers the things that go bump in the night in books that capture the warmth and humor of typical childhood experiences.

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Captain Underpants and the Big, Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy, Part 1: The Night of the Nasty Nostril Nuggets
Series: Captain Underpants, Book #6
by Dav Pilkey Illustrated by Dav Pilkey

Dav Pilkey's newest epic novel finds George, Harold, and everyone's favorite superhero in the stickiest situation yet. This time, the boys' latest prank has snotty school brainiac Melvin Sneedley in a stink.

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Arthur and the Big Blow-Up
Series: Arthur Chapter Book, Book #20
by Stephen Krensky , Marc Brown

Three new chapter books feature Arthur and his friends for fans ready to read on their own. Each book features longer Arthur Adventures at a third-grade reading level and has loads of kid appeal.

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Sea Serpents Don't Juggle Water Balloons
by Marcia Thornton Jones , Debbie Dadey Illustrated by John Steven Gurney

Though they are used to some pretty strange grown-ups in Bailey City, Eddie and his friends are not sure what to think of Eddie's new math tutor.

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