Chapter Books

Ages 6-9 | Grades 1-3

The Adventures of Daniel Boom, AKA Loud Boy #1: Sound Off

by By D.J. Steinberg | Illustrated by Brian Smith
Ages 6-8 | Grades 1-3

In this first adventure, Daniel Boom is the new kid in town with no volume control on his voice, but he discovers an even bigger problem: the evil Kid-Rid Corporation has silenced the entire world! Daniel taps into his inner superhero to become Loud Boy, along with his new pals who have bad habits (aka superpowers) of their own. The unlikely heroes are able to turn the tables on the villains, restoring peace and un-quiet to the world once more! But is it the end of Kid-Rid?

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Bones and the Big Yellow Mystery #1

by David A. Adler
Ages 5-8 | Grades K-3

Mr. Green has lost his school bus. "A bus is a big thing to lose," Jeffrey says. But sometimes, big things are hard to find. Maybe Mr. Green's bus was stolen. Detective Bones gets out his pad and notes the clues, and the search begins....

Dinkin Dings

by Guy Bass, illustrated by Pete Williamson
Ages 6-8 | Grades 1-3

Dinkin Dings is afraid of everything. Join him on his frightfully fun adventures as he encounters frightening things, doubles from Dimension 9, and learns the curse of clawfingers!

EllRay Jakes is Not a Chicken

by Sally Warner
Ages 7-9 | Grades 2-4

Eight-year-old EllRay Jakes is sick of getting picked on. But every time he tries to defend himself against class bully Jared Matthews, EllRay is the one who winds up in trouble. It's just not fair! Then his dad offers him a deal: If EllRay can stay out of trouble for a week, they'll go to Disneyland! So now EllRay has a lot to prove - he's not a troublemaker, and he's not a chicken.

This humorous and true-to-life story kicks off the EllRay Jakes series, which is just right for boys (and girls!) who are beginning to read chapter books.

Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Secret Pitch

by Donald J. Sobol
Ages 7 up | Grades 2 up

Leroy Brown, aka Encyclopedia Brown, is Idaville's ten-year-old star detective. With an uncanny knack for trivia, he solves mysteries for the neighborhood kids through his own detective agency. But his dad also happens to be the chief of the Idaville police department, and every night around the dinner table, Encyclopedia helps him solve his most baffling crimes.

George Brown, Class Clown #1: Super Burp!

by Nancy Krulik | Illustrated by Aaron Blecha
Ages 7-9 | Grades 2-4

The first day at a new school is always the hardest, right? No, not always as George finds out the hard way. On the second day at...Sugarman Elementary School, he is suddenly seized by uncontrollable burps, burps so loud they practically break the sound barrier, burps that make him do wild and crazy stuff and land him in trouble with a capital T. One thing is for sure: these are not normal burps, they are magic burps—and they must be stopped! But how?

Grossology: The Science of Really Gross Things!

by Sylvia Branzei
Ages 8-10 | Grades 2-5

Sometimes it's stinky, sometimes it's crusty, and sometimes it's slimy. But hey, it's your body. It's usually the same stuff on someone else's body that's really gross. But as an Official Grossologist, you will find out a lot of sickening things about everyone.

Animal Grossology

by Sylvia Branzei
Ages 9-12 | Grades 3-7

Learn about slimy creatures, vomit-munchers, bloodsuckers, and unforgettable animal poops. It's an icky concoction of information, but it contains a heaping helping of real and memorable scientific facts.

Grossology and You

by Sylvia Branzei
Ages 8-12 | Grades 2-6

We have news for you: You are gross. (And you thought we'd never find out)! This book provides information in a not-so-serious manner about such topics as blood, eyeballs, brains, bruises, constipation, warts, rashes, and more.

Hands-On Grossology

by Sylvia Branzei
Ages 8-12 | Grades 2-6

This book includes instructions for a variety of simple, but gross, science experiments that illustrate some of the more "disgusting" aspects of human physiology. It also includes related activities and experiments.

Hank the Cowdog: The Original Adventures #1

by John R. Erickson
Ages 9-12 | Grades 3-7

Hank has been accused of murder! In a fit of despair, Hank resigns his position as Head of Ranch Security and decides to join the outlaw coyotes. Hanks meets Missy Coyote, sister to Scraunch, the meanest, roughest, toughest, most notorious coyote in the whole country, and if Scraunch finds Hank with his sister, well, look out for trouble!

Hank Zipzer #1: Niagara Falls, Or Does It?

by Henry Winkler
Ages 7-11 | Grades 2 up

For Hank, fourth grade does not start out on the right foot. For his first assignment, instead of writing what he did on vacation, he decides to show what he did. But when Hank's "living essay" becomes a living disaster, he finds himself in detention. Strangely enough, however, detention ends up becoming a turning point in his life.

Horrible Harry and the Green Slime

by Suzy Kline
Ages 7 up | Grades 1 up

Harry leads a mission to place cobwebs all over school, shows the class how to make green slime, and stages a deadly skit that has everyone on the edge of their seats in the first book of this easy-to-read series.

Junior Explorer Series #1: Your Backyard is Wild!

by Jeff Corwin
Ages 6-8 | Grades 1-3

When Lucy and Benjamin get a chance to visit their cousin Gabe in Brooklyn, they can't wait to see how different it will be from the fascinating animals and plants they're used to seeing in the Florida Everglades.

Mal and Chad The Biggest, Bestest Time Ever!

by Stephen McCranie
Ages 7-10 | Grades 2-5

Super kid genius Mal and talking dog Chad are best friends with a penchant for adventure and a knack for getting grounded. In their first illustrated book, these friends find themselves on some crazy adventures from time travelling to getting the MalŐs secret crush Megan to notice him.

Monster Squad #1: The Slime That Would Not Die

by Laura Dower
Ages 5 up | Grades 2 up

Jesse Ranger was just an average kid with an obsession for Oswald Leery's B-Monster movies until he discovered a dangerous secret: Leery's special filming process brought his movie monsters to life and now they've escaped the screen! Something must be done, but how do you trap a B-Monster, especially one made of slime?

Pick Your Path #1 Race to the Rumble

by Tracey West
Ages 5 up | Grades 2 up

Do you have what it takes to become the next Royal Rumble champion? In this Pick Your Path, boys get the chance to become young amateur wrestlers trying out with Mr. McMahon for a spot in the WWE.

Raymond and Graham Rule the School

by Mike Knudson
Ages 8-12 | Grades 2-7

Best friends Raymond and Graham have waited their whole lives for fourth grade, when they'll rule the school at East Millcreek Elementary. But things don't go quite as planned once Raymond gets stuck with the most embarrassing line in the school play! Can he find a way out of it, or will he be humiliated in front of everyone?

Splurch Academy #1: The Rat Brain Fiasco

by Julie Gardner Berry and Sally Gardner
Ages 8-12 | Grades 3-6

When Cody Mack is called to the principal's office yet again, he finds something far worse than detention awaiting him: Splurch Academy, a frightfully sinister boarding school for disobedient children run by a group of monstrous teachers.


by Kevin Bolger
Ages 8-12 | Grades 2-7


Fourth-grader Stanley Nudelman is cowardly, shy, and spends most of his time hiding from the school bully, Knuckles Bruzkowski. When Stanley buys a mysterious stuffed animal who's a little bit teddy, a little bit bunny, and a whole lotta ZOMBIE! Stanley brings Zombiekins to school and unleashes the worst zombie plague in fourth grade history! Can Stanley find the courage to save the day before his teachers notice the class is full of zombies? Or will he soon join the ranks of the snuggily UNDEAD?

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