Tony Abbott. “The Secrets of Droon” (Series)  Fantasy
The Hidden Stairs and the Magic Carpet. (Scholastic, 1999)
Journey to the Volcano Palace . (Scholastic, 1999)
The Mysterious Island. (Scholastic, 1999)
City in the Clouds. (Scholastic, 1999)
The Great Ice Battle. (Scholastic, 1999)   
The Sleeping Giant of Goll. (Scholastic, 2000)
Into the Land of the Lost. (Scholastic, 2000)
The Golden Wasp. (Scholastic, 2000)
Tower of the Elf King. (Scholastic, 2000)   
Quest for the Queen. (Scholastic, 2000)
The Hawk Bandits of Tarkoom. (Scholastic, 2001)
Under the Serpent Sea. (Scholastic, 2001)
The Mask of Maliban. (Scholastic, 2001)
Voyage of the Jaffa Wind. (Scholastic, 2002)
The Moon Scroll. (Scholastic, 2002)
The Knights of Silversnow. (Scholastic, 2002)
The Dream Thief. (Scholastic, 2003)
Search for the Dragon Ship. (Scholastic, 2003)
The Coiled Viper. (Scholastic, 2003)
The Ice Caves of Krog. (Scholastic, 2003)
Flight of the Genie. (Scholastic, 2004)
The Isle of Mists. (Scholastic, 2004)
The Fortress of the Treasure Queen. (Scholastic, 2004)
The Race to Doobesh. (Scholastic, 2005)
The Riddle of Zorfendorf Castle. (Scholastic, 2005)
The Moon Dragon. (Scholastic, 2006)
In the Shadow of Goll. (Scholastic, 2006)
Pirates of the Purple Dawn. (Scholastic, 2007)    
Escape from Jabar-loo. (Scholastic, 2007)
Queen of Shadowthorn. (Scholastic, 2007)
Moon Magic. (Scholastic, 2008)
The Treasure of the Orkins. (Scholastic, 2008)
Flight of the Blue Serpent. (Scholastic, 2008)
In the City of Dreams. (Scholastic, 2009)
Crown of Wizards. (Scholastic, 2009)

Fred Bowen. No Easy Way: The Story of Ted Williams and the Last .400 Season. (Dutton, 2010)
Bowen tells, in spare text and with illustrations reminiscent of Norman Rockwell, the simple story of
T ed Williams, who wouldn't go into the record books with a tainted record and anything less than a
full season of hitting .400, a feat that has not been matched in seven decades. This is a baseball
biography for even the very young; read this to a future Hall of Famer in your life.

Carolyn Buehner. Superdog: the Heart of a Hero. (HarperCollins, 2003)   

Nathan Clement.
Job Site. (Boyds Mills Press, 2011)
When the boss says get it done, which piece of machinery gets the job? Big bold pictures of big
powerful machines doing big jobs, perfect for little guys.

Erik Craddock. “Stone Rabbit” (Series): [Graphic Novels]
B.C. Mambo. (Random House Books for Young Readers, 2009)
Pirate Palooza. (Random House Books for Young Readers, 2009)
Deep Space Disco. (Random House Books for Young Readers, 2009)

Lawrence David. “Horace Splattly” (Series):
Horace Splattly: The Cupcaked Crusader. (Puffin, 2002)
When Second Graders Attack. (Puffin, 2002)
The Terror of the Pink Dodo Balloons. (Dutton, 2003)
To Catch a Clownosaurus. (Puffin, 2003)
The Invasion of Theshag Carpetcreature. (Puffin, 2004)
The Most Evil, Friendly Villain Ever. (Puffin, 2004)   

Julia Donaldson. The Gruffalo. (Dial, 1999)   

Cambria Evans.
Bone Soup. (Houghton Mifflin, 2008)
Don't wait for Halloween! Here is a fun picture book take on an old storytelling classic with ghouls
and grossness and goofiness.

Nancy Bo Flood. Sand to Stone and Back Again. (Fulcrum, 2009)
For those young explorers who are obsessed with the question "How?", here is a stunning look at
the natural wonders of the desert. The words seem to gladly sink into the background as pictures of
rock formations and minerals just dance across the page. It looks like fantasy, and reads like
nonfiction. How can you go wrong?

Tony Fucile. Let's Do Nothing! (Candlewick, 2009)
For all those little guys who can't sit still, here is a picture book that asks that most important
question: Why try?

Kristine O'Connell George, illustrated by Laura Stringer. Fold Me a Poem. (Harcourt, 2005)   

Robert Gould. "Big Stuff" (Series):  
Monster Trucks. (Big Guy Books, 2004)
Tractors. (Big Guy Books, 2004)
Big Rigs. (Big Guy Books, 2004)
Giant Earthmovers. (Big Guy Books, 2004)
Rescue Vehicles. (Big Guy Books, 2005)
Racers. (Big Guy Books, 2005)
Sea Creatures. (Big Guy Books, 2005)
Dinosaurs. (Big Guy Books, 2005)

Marty Kelley. The Rules. (Knowledge Unlimitted, 2000)

Marty Kelley.
Twelve Terrible Things. (Tricycle Press, 2008)

Kathleen Kudlinski.
Boy Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs. (Dutton, 2005)   

David Martin.
Piggy and Dad Go Fishing. (Candlewick, 2005)

Kate McMullan.
I Stink! (Joanna Cotler, 2002)

Mary Elise Monsell.
Underwear! (Albert Whitman, 1988)

Dav Pilkey.
Kat Kong. (Harcourt, 1993)

Dav Pilkey.
Dogzilla. (Harcourt, 1993)

Dav Pilkey.
Dog Breath: The Horrible Trouble With Hally Tosis. (Blue Sky Press, 1994)   

Louis Sachar. " Wayside School " (Series)
Sideways Stories from Wayside School . (HarperCollins, 1978)
Wayside School is Falling Down. (HarperCollins, 1989)
Sideways Arithmetic From Wayside School . (HarperCollins, 1989)
More Sideways Arithmetic From Wayside School. (HarperCollins, 1994)
Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger. (HarperCollins, 1995)

Jon Scieszka.
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales. (Viking, 1993)

Jon Scieszka.
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs. (Viking Kestral, 1989)

David Shannon.
No, David! (Scholastic, 1998)

Judy Sierra, pictures by Stephen Gammell.
The Secret Science Project That Almost Ate the School.
(Simon & Schuster, 2007)   

Marilyn Singer.
What Stinks? (Darby Creek , 2006)   

Erik John Slangerup.
Dirt Boy. (Sagebrush, 2003)

David Wiesner.
Sector 7. (Houghton Mifflin, 1999)

David Wiesner.
The Three Pigs. (Clarion, 2001)

David Wiesner.
Tuesday. (Clarion, 1991)
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