Chris, a 12-year-old boy from from the Southside of Chicago, is having a hard time adjusting to his new life in the remote western Serengeti, Africa, after moving there with his parents to help them run a tented safari camp.
THE PET WAR is a hilarious story about the timeless battles of dog vs. cat, brother vs. sister, know-it-all vs. know-nothing.
$16.99ISBN: 9780399186295Availability: On Our Shelves Now....best to call before coming in to pick up.Published: Dial Books - October 9th, 2018
Meet Maxine, an inspiring young maker who knows that with enough effort and imagination (and mistakes), it's possible to invent anything.$16.99ISBN: 9781524739522Availability: On Our Shelves Now....best to call before coming in to pick up.Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - August 21st, 2018
Twin brothers discover their new home is also a portal--for an hour a day--to a parallel dimension in this rollicking middle-grade adventure, perfect for fans of The Mysterious Benedict Society$16.99ISBN: 9781338116915Availability: On Our Shelves Now....best to call before coming in to pick up.Published: Scholastic Press - August 28th, 2018The fifth graders of Liberty Falls Elementary might be the worst fifth graders ever, but they still get to go on a field trip! They're going to visit the Edward Minks Mansion to learn about the eccentric inventor and founder of their town. Legend has it, there are some undiscovered inventions hidden in the house.$6.99ISBN: 9780545800723Availability: On Our Shelves Now....best to call before coming in to pick up.Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - June 27th, 2017Class 507 is the worst class Ms. Bryce has ever taught. And she would know -- she's been teaching forever. They are so terrible that when a science experiment goes disastrously wrong (again), Ms. Bryce has had it and quits in the middle of the lesson. But through a mix-up, the school office never finds out.
Which means ... Class 507 is teacher-free!$6.99ISBN: 9781338116892Availability: On Our Shelves Now....best to call before coming in to pick up.Published: Scholastic Inc. - June 26th, 2018This year's fifth graders are the worst Principal Klein has ever seen. But he's hoping that Spirit Week can teach them teamwork, with a top secret prize for the winning team as incentive.
Best friends George and Lilly have been looking forward to Spirit Week all year. They might be complete opposites, but they can't wait to be on the winning team together.$16.99ISBN: 9780763675424Availability: On Our Shelves Now....best to call before coming in to pick up.Published: Candlewick - May 9th, 2017
Come on, Sukie, you can do it! A little dog’s paralyzing anxiety gives way to bravery when someone smaller is in need in this humorous, tenderly sympathetic story.$7.99ISBN: 9780152059002Availability: On Our Shelves Now....best to call before coming in to pick up.Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2006Bella Legrossi is the messiest monster in all of Booville. Her slime is the slimiest and her grime is the grimiest. Alas, she is neighbors with Boris Kleanitoff, a persnickety ghoul so tidy he vacuums his vampire bats. What could ever bring these two together? Why, a hoppin' Halloween party, of course!$8.99ISBN: 9781101996232Availability: On Our Shelves Now....best to call before coming in to pick up.Published: Puffin Books - June 5th, 2018
A wild and whimsical adventure story, perfect for fans of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library
Brian can think of a few places he'd rather spend his summer than with his aunt and uncle in Boring, Illinois. Jail, for example. Or an earplug factory. Anything would be better than doing summer school on a computer while his scientist dad is stationed at the South Pole.$17.99ISBN: 9781524713317Availability: On Our Shelves Now....best to call before coming in to pick up.Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - December 4th, 2018
A delightful book of curious, little-known "facts" about animals--one for each letter of the alphabet!
Did you know that chipmunks love to stay up past their bedtime? Or that dragons cry at happy endings? I bet you'd never have guessed that iguanas sometimes get homesick at sleepovers.$17.99ISBN: 9781681197203Availability: On Our Shelves Now....best to call before coming in to pick up.Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - June 12th, 2018
Bear likes to keep his house clean and tidy. In fact, the only thing Bear loves more than cleaning is taking care of his small stuffed friend, Ursa.
Then Bear sees a sticky spiderweb . . . and where there's a web there is certainly a spider! The messy guest must be found, but what Bear and Ursa finally discover might just be an unlikely friend.$17.95ISBN: 9780884485230Availability: On Our Shelves Now....best to call before coming in to pick up.Published: Tilbury House Publishers - March 6th, 2018
Career Day is approaching, and Annie can't wait to show her family what she's planning to be when she grows up. But, she must keep it a secret until Friday So curious family members each ask Annie for a clue. Convinced that she'll be a news reporter like he once was, Grandpop gives her his old camera and notebook to use for her presentation.$6.99ISBN: 9781481439046Availability: On Our Shelves Now....best to call before coming in to pick up.Published: Aladdin - September 8th, 2015
To make a new city feel like home, Anna gets involved with a community garden—and cultivates new friendships as well as flowers and vegetables—in the first book in the Friendship Garden series.
It may be the orange and red season of fall, but eight-year-old Anna Fincher feels nothing but gray. She and her family have just moved to Chicago for her mom’s new job.$9.99ISBN: 9781338236576Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Graphix - December 24th, 2018Is Dog Man bad to the bone? The heroic hound is sent to the pound for a crime he didn't commit! While his pals work to prove his innocence, Dog Man struggles to find his place among dogs and people. Being a part of both worlds, will he ever fully fit in with one?$16.99ISBN: 9781250051509Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Feiwel & Friends - October 11th, 2016
Cat and Yarn are the best of friends. They have so much fun playing together, the two are inseparable.
Until the day Girl takes Yarn away.
When Yarn Returns, he is completely changed, no longer Cat's bright and jolly friend. Cat is mad!
Soon, Cat begins to miss his best friend, and he just might realize that a little change isn't so bad after all.$7.95ISBN: 9781580895699Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Charlesbridge - December 6th, 2016
No one thought Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass would ever become friends. The former slave and the outspoken woman came from two different worlds. But they shared deep-seated beliefs in equality and the need to fight for it. Despite naysayers, hecklers, and even arsonists, Susan and Frederick became fast friends and worked together to change America.$16.99ISBN: 9781250051493Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Feiwel & Friends - July 21st, 2015
Little Bird learned a new word! He loves it so much that he's bursting to share it with all of his friends.
BLARK! BLARK! BLARK!
The only problem is, this isn't a very nice word. Little Bird doesn't realize it, but this word might even hurt someone's feelings. With the help of Papa Bird, maybe Little Bird will learn another new word--one that will make things all better.$22.95ISBN: 9781682630136Availability: On Our Shelves Now....best to call before coming in to pick up.Published: Peachtree Publishing Company - September 1st, 2018
Powerful free verse and stunning illustrations tell the true story of the American effort to land the first man on the Moon.$16.99ISBN: 9780763686659Availability: On Our Shelves Now....best to call before coming in to pick up.Published: Candlewick - October 2nd, 2018
The outcome is anything but predictable when an exhausted hotel guest sets out in search of sleep in this kid-pleasing romp full of visual humor.