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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. And as children will soon see, theirs is a marvelous friendship.

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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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Four Mice Deep in the Jungle
Series: Geronimo Stilton, Book #5
by Geronimo Stilton

Thea and Trap decide to cure Geronimo of his fears by dragging him to the jungle, where he's forced to eat bug soup, swim in raging rivers, and even wrangle snakes. How can a 'fraidy mouse like Geronimo survive? Illustrations.

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I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916
Series: I Survived, Book #2
by Lauren Tarshis Illustrated by Scott Dawson

In the summer of 1916, ten year-old Chet Roscow is captivated by the local news: a Great White shark has been attacking and killing people up and down the Atlantic Coast, not far from Chet's hometown of Springfield, New Jersey.

Then one day, swimming with his friends, Chet sees something in the water...

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Revenge of the Living Dummy
Series: Goosebumps HorrorLand, Book #1
by R.L. Stine

Fright-master R.L. Stine invites you on an all-new, all-terrifying adventure!

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Madeline in London
Series: Madeline
by Ludwig Bemelmans Illustrated by Ludwig Bemelmans
Madeline's fun-loving spirit and bold personality get her into the greatest adventures. In these five books she turns a trip to the hospital into a grand adventure, tumbles into the river Seine only to be rescued by a fearless dog, runs off to join the circus -- and that's just the beginning!
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Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Jurassic Jackrabbits from Jupiter
Series: Ricky Ricotta, Book #5
by Dav Pilkey Illustrated by Dan Santat

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!

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The Berenstain Bears Go on Vacation
by Stan Berenstain , Jan Berenstain
Welcome to Gull Island! It's summer vacation, and the Berenstain Bears are off to the seashore for sun and fun. There is so much to do -- swimming, fishing, building sand castles, browsing through the general store, eating delicious dinners at Gull Island Café . Each glorious sunrise heralds a new adventure.
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The Long Haul
Series: Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book #9
by Jeff Kinney Illustrated by Jeff Kinney

The Heffley family road trip starts off full of promise and then quickly takes several wrong turns, with everything from a fender bender to crazed seagulls. But even the worst road trip can turn into an adventure.

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Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot
Series: Ricky Ricotta, Book #1
by Dav Pilkey Illustrated by Dan Santat

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!

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Geronimo and the Gold Medal Mystery
Series: Geronimo Stilton, Book #33
by Geronimo Stilton

Enter the world of Geronimo Stilton, where another funny adventure is always right around the corner. Each book is a fast-paced adventure with lively art and a unique format that kids will love.

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Rescue on the Oregon Trail
Series: Ranger in Time, Book #1
by Kate Messner Illustrated by Kelley McMorris
Meet Ranger! He's a time-traveling golden retriever who has a nose for trouble . . . and always saves the day!

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I Survived the Japanese Tsunami, 2011
Series: I Survived, Book #8
by Lauren Tarshis

The disaster felt around the world... Visiting his dad's hometown in Japan four months after his father's death would be hard enough for Ben. But one morning the pain turns to fear: first, a massive earthquake rocks the quiet coastal village, nearly toppling his uncle's house.

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The Rainbow Fairies
by Daisy Meadows

Meet the Rainbow Fairies in their early reader debut! These seven colorful sisters call Fairyland their home, and they would love to show you around. See the toadstool houses gleaming red and white, the river bright and blue, and the pink shining fairy palace, floating on the highest hill.

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Rise of the Balloon Goons
Series: The Notebook of Doom , Book #1
by Troy Cummings

Monsters + Humor + Fun = The Notebook of Doom!

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Kiki: My Stylish Life
Series: Lotus Lane, Book #1
by Kyla May

Meet the Lotus Lane Girls!

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