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  • Diary of a wimpy kid : Bk. 11Diary of a wimpy kid : Bk. 11 : Double down

    Kinney, Jeff, author.

    The pressure's really piling up on Greg Heffley. His mom thinks video games are turning his brain to mush so she wants her son to put down the controller and explore his creative side. As if that s not scary enough, Halloween's just around the corner and the frights are coming at Greg from every angle. When Greg discovers a bag of gummy worms, it sparks an idea. Can he get his mom off his back by making a movie . . . and will he become rich and famous in the process? Or will doubling down on this plan just double Greg's troubles?.

  • Mix it up!Mix it up!

    Tullet, HerveĢ, author, illustrator.

    Using no special effects other than the reader's imagination, simple directions lead the reader to experiment with mixing and changing colors on the printed page.

  • I'm a frog!I'm a frog!

    Willems, Mo.

    Piggie introduces his reluctant friend, Gerald the elephant, to the wonderful world of pretend.

  • WonderWonder

    Palacio, R. J.

    Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.

  • I broke my trunk!I broke my trunk!

    Willems, Mo.

    Gerald the elephant tells his best friend Piggie a long, crazy story about how he broke his trunk.

  • Storm warningStorm warning

    Park, Linda Sue.

    When Amy and Dan learn the truth about the Madrigals and Grace Cahill's alternate will, these discoveries lead to the revelation of a secret about their family and a showdown with the man in black who has been following them.

  • Stolen childrenStolen children

    Kehret, Peg.

    Amy, babysitting for little Kendra, must use her wits to save herself and the child after they are kidnapped by two thugs who are demanding money from Kendra's wealthy parents in exchange for the lives of the girls.

  • The sword thiefThe sword thief

    Lerangis, Peter.

    Amy and Dan Cahill have been located once again, this time in the company of the notoriously unreliable Alistair. Spies report that Amy and Dan seem to be tracking the life of one of the most powerful fighters the world has ever known. If this fearsome warrior was a Cahill, his secrets are sure to be well-guarded.

  • Beyond the graveBeyond the grave

    Watson, Jude.

    A clue takes Amy and Dan Cahill to Egypt, where they investigate the origins of the rivalry between the Tomas and Ekaterina branches of their family and try to figure out if they can trust a message from their dead grandmother Grace.

  • Warriors Graphic Novel Bk. 4Warriors Graphic Novel Bk. 4 : The Rise of Scourge

    Hunter, Erin.

  • The Snow PrincessThe Snow Princess

    Sanderson, Ruth.

    Despite the warnings of her parents, Father Frost and Mother Spring, the Snow Princess falls in love with a human and risks losing her immortality.

  • Arnie the doughnutArnie the doughnut

    Keller, Laurie.

    Arnie the talking doughnut convinces Mr. Bing that not all doughnuts are meant to be eaten.

  • Crystal & gemCrystal & gem

    Symes, R. F.

    Describes the seven basic shapes of crystals and how they form in nature, how crystals are studied and identified, how crystals are grown artificially, how crystals are used in industry, and other aspects of crystallography.

  • The view from SaturdayThe view from Saturday

    Konigsburg, E. L.

    Four students, with their own individual stories, develop a special bond and attract the attention of their teacher, a paraplegic, who chooses them to represent their sixth-grade class in the Academic Bowl competition.

  • Garfield chews the fatGarfield chews the fat

    Davis, Jim, 1945 July 28-

    A selection of cartoons from the comic strip "Garfield.".

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IB Integrity

  • Should I share my ice cream?Should I share my ice cream?

    Willems, Mo.

    Best friends Gerald and Piggie are complete opposites but still manage to have fun together, but when Gerald takes too long to make an important decision, it may be too late to share with Piggie.

  • RosaRosa

    Giovanni, Nikki.

    Biography celebrating Rosa Parks' courageous action and subsequent events in the American civil rights movement.

  • The honest-to-goodness truthThe honest-to-goodness truth

    McKissack, Pat, 1944-

    After promising never to lie, Libby learns that it's not always necessary to blurt out the whole truth either.

  • One grain of riceOne grain of rice : a mathematical folktale


    A reward of one grain of rice doubles day by day into millions of grains of rice when a selfish raja is outwitted by a clever village girl.

  • Martha blah blahMartha blah blah

    Meddaugh, Susan.

    When the current owner of the soup company breaks the founder's promise to have every letter of the alphabet in every can of soup, Martha, the talking dog, takes action.

  • Lilly's purple plastic purseLilly's purple plastic purse

    Henkes, Kevin.

    Lilly loves everything about school, especially her teacher, but when he asks her to wait a while before showing her new purse, she does something for which she is very sorry later.

  • Too many tamalesToo many tamales

    Soto, Gary.

    Maria tries on her mother's wedding ring while helping make tamales for a Christmas family get-together. Panic ensues when hours later, she realizes the ring is missing.

  • The empty potThe empty pot


    When Ping admits that he is the only child in China unable to grow a flower from the seeds distributed by the Emperor, he is rewarded for his honesty.

  • Jamaica's findJamaica's find

    Havill, Juanita.

    A little girl finds a stuffed dog in the park and decides to take it home.

  • Why mosquitoes buzz in people's earsWhy mosquitoes buzz in people's ears : a West African tale

    Aardema, Verna.

    A retelling of a traditional West African tale that reveals how the mosquito developed its annoying habit.

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IB Empathy

  • The invisible boyThe invisible boy

    Ludwig, Trudy.

    Brian has always felt invisible at school, but when a new student, Justin, arrives, everything changes.

  • Each kindnessEach kindness

    Woodson, Jacqueline.

    When Ms. Albert teaches a lesson on kindness, Chloe realizes that she and her friends have been wrong in making fun of new student Maya's shabby clothes and refusing to play with her.

  • A sick day for Amos McGeeA sick day for Amos McGee

    Stead, Philip Christian.

    Zookeeper Amos McGee, who is adored by all the animals, gets some unexpected guests while home sick one day.

  • The lion & the mouseThe lion & the mouse

    Pinkney, Jerry.

    In this wordless retelling of an Aesop fable, an adventuresome mouse proves that even small creatures are capable of great deeds when he rescues the King of the Jungle.

  • 14 cows for America14 cows for America

    Deedy, Carmen Agra.

    Maasai tribal members, after hearing the story of the September 11th attacks from a young Massai, who was in New York on that day, decide to present the American people with fourteen sacred cows as a healing gift.

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