List of 11 news stories.

  • Brown (My Alter Ego Is A Superhero)

    Written by Hakon Ovreas
    (6-10 years)

    New in the neighborhood and hounded by fort-wrecking bullies, Rusty is looking glum. And to top it all off, his grandfather has just died. Rusty is stuck sorting out his emotions while the adults are busy sorting out the “practicalities” with the hospital. But one dark night, after watching a superhero movie on TV, Rusty gets an idea… Dressed in brown pants, a black-and-brown striped shirt, a brown mask and cape, and his mother’s brown belt, the superhero BROWN is born! Guided by his grandfather’s ghost, two cans of paint, and a little help from his friends, Brown can do anything! Just as long as nobody's parents find out.
  • Mananaland

    Written by Pam Munoz Ryan
    (8-12 years)

    Maximiliano Córdoba loves stories, especially the legend Buelo tells him about a mythical gatekeeper who can guide brave travelers on a journey into tomorrow. If Max could see tomorrow, he would know if he'd make Santa Maria's celebrated fútbol team and whether he'd ever meet his mother, who disappeared when he was a baby. He longs to know more about her, but Papá won't talk. So when Max uncovers a buried family secret--involving an underground network of guardians who lead people fleeing a neighboring country to safety--he decides to seek answers on his own.With a treasured compass, a mysterious stone rubbing, and Buelo's legend as his only guides, he sets out on a perilous quest to discover if he is true of heart and what the future holds.This timeless tale of struggle, hope, and the search for tomorrow has much to offer today about compassion and our shared humanity.
  • McTavish Goes Wild (The McTavish Stories)

    Written by Meg Rosoff
    (7-10 years)

    It’s summer, and the Peachey family is in crisis — again. Where will they go for their vacation? Betty Peachey thinks that camping is the answer, and Ma Peachey knows just the place. But Pa Peachey is convinced that terrible dangers lurk in the world of nature, Ollie only wants to know if there are dance clubs, and Ava would rather stay home and read German philosophy. Will rescue dog McTavish figure out how to turn the Peacheys into happy campers — and get them to brave the sparkling river and scenic mountainside before they pack up their tent and go home?
  • The Best of Iggy

    Written by Sam Ricks
    (8-12 years)

    Meet 9-year-old Iggy Frangi. He's not a bad kid, he's really not. Okay, so he's done a few (a few is anything up to 100) bad things. And okay, he's not very sorry about most of them. People make a big deal about nothing. What's a little pancake here and there? Is that something to get mad about? Iggy doesn't think so. No one got hurt, so there's no problem. No one got hurt except for that one time, that one time when the Best Idea Ever turned into the Worst Idea of All Time.
  • All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook

    Written by Leslie Connor
    (8-12 years)

    Eleven-year-old Perry was born and raised by his mom at the Blue River Co-ed Correctional Facility in tiny Surprise, Nebraska. His mom is a resident on Cell Block C, and so far Warden Daugherty has made it possible for them to be together. That is, until a new district attorney discovers the truth—and Perry is removed from the facility and forced into a foster home. When Perry moves to the “outside” world, he feels trapped. Desperate to be reunited with his mom, Perry goes on a quest for answers about her past crime. As he gets closer to the truth, he will discover that love makes people resilient no matter where they come from . . . but can he find a way to tell everyone what home truly means?
  • Dog Man: Fetch-22 (Book #8)

    Written by Dav Pilkey
    (7 and up)

    Petey the Cat is out of jail, and he has a brand-new lease on life. While Petey's reevaluated what matters most, Li'l Petey is struggling to find the good in the world. Can Petey and Dog Man stop fighting like cats and dogs long enough to put their paws together and work as a team? They need each other now more than ever -- Li'l Petey (and the world) is counting on them!
  • Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls (Book #7)

    Written by Dav Pilkey
    (7 and up)

    The Supa Buddies have been working hard to help Dog Man overcome his bad habits. But when his obsessions turn to fears, Dog Man finds himself the target of an all-new supervillain! Meanwhile, Petey the Cat has been released from jail and starts a new life with Li'l Petey. But when Petey's own father arrives, Petey must face his past and fight for who he loves.

    Dav Pilkey's wildly popular Dog Man series appeals to readers of all ages and explores universally positive themes, including empathy, kindness, persistence, and the importance of doing good.
  • Dumpster Dog!

    Written by Colas Gutman
    (7-10 years)

    Dumpster Dog dreams of treats, balls, and leashes. He wants someone to play with, someone who will take him on long walks, someone who will feed him―he wants an owner. So begins Dumpster Dog's search for a human companion. But he will soon learn that finding a good owner isn't as easy as it sounds, and that the world can be a dangerous place.
  • Goodbye, Mr. Spalding

    Written by Jennifer Robin Barr
    (9-12 years)

    In 1930s Philadelphia, twelve-year-old Jimmy Frank and his best friend Lola live across the street from Shibe Park, home of the Philadelphia Athletics baseball team. Their families and others on the street make extra money by selling tickets to bleachers on their flat rooftops, which have a perfect view of the field. However, falling ticket sales at the park prompt the manager and park owner to decide to build a wall that will block the view. Jimmy and Lola come up with a variety of ways to prevent the wall from being built, knowing that not only will they miss the view, but their families will be impacted from the loss of income. As Jimmy becomes more and more desperate to save their view, his dubious plans create a rift between him and Lola, and he must work to repair their friendship.
  • Greystone Secrets #1: The Strangers

    Written by Margaret Peterson Haddix
    (8-12 years)

    What makes you you? The Greystone kids thought they knew. Chess has always been the protector over his younger siblings, Emma loves math, and Finn does what Finn does best—acting silly and being adored. They’ve been a happy family, just the three of them and their mom. But everything changes when reports of three kidnapped children reach the Greystone kids, and they’re shocked by the startling similarities between themselves and these complete strangers. The other kids share their same first and middle names. They’re the same ages. They even have identical birthdays. Who, exactly, are these strangers? Before Chess, Emma, and Finn can question their mom about it, she takes off on a sudden work trip and leaves them in the care of Ms. Morales and her daughter, Natalie. But puzzling clues left behind lead to complex codes, hidden rooms, and a dangerous secret that will turn their world upside down.
  • Indian No More

    Written by Charlene Willing Mcmanis
    (9-12 years)

    Regina Petit's family has always been Umpqua, and living on the Grand Ronde reservation is all ten-year-old Regina has ever known. Her biggest worry is that Sasquatch may actually exist out in the forest. But when the federal government signs a bill into law that says Regina's tribe no longer exists, Regina becomes "Indian no more" overnight--even though she was given a number by the Bureau of Indian Affairs that counted her as Indian, even though she lives with her tribe and practices tribal customs, and even though her ancestors were Indian for countless generations. In this moving middle-grade novel drawing upon Umpqua author Charlene Willing McManis's own tribal history, Regina must find out: Who is Regina Petit? Is she Indian? Is she American? And will she and her family ever be okay?

List of 8 news stories.

  • Major Impossible: A Grand Canyon Tale (Hazardous Tales #9)

    Written by Nathan Hale
    (8-12 years)

    John Wesley Powell always had the spirit of adventure in him. As a young man, he traveled all over the United States exploring. When the Civil War began, Powell went to fight for the Union, and even after he lost most of his right arm, he continued to fight until the war was over. In 1869, he embarked with the Colorado River Exploring Expedition—ten men in four boats—to float through the Grand Canyon. Over the course of three months, the explorers lost their boats and supplies, nearly drowned, and were in peril on multiple occasions. Ten explorers went in, but only six came out. Powell would come to be known as one of the most epic explorers in history!
  • Peter and Ernesto: The Lost Sloths

    Written by Graham Annable
    (6-10 years)

    Peter and Ernesto loved their tree.Then a hurricane came and blew it away! Now, Peter, Ernesto, and the rest of their sloth friends must venture into the jungle to find a new―great―tree. But the jungle is full of dangers, including angry ants, slithering snakes, and a ravenous jaguar! Can cautious Peter and confident Ernesto work together to keep their tribe safe? They’ll have to, if they want to find the perfect tree to call home!
  • Pie in the Sky

    Written by Remy Lai
    (8-11 years)

    When Jingwen moves to a new country, he feels like he’s landed on Mars. School is torture, making friends is impossible since he doesn’t speak English, and he's often stuck looking after his (extremely irritating) little brother, Yanghao.To distract himself from the loneliness, Jingwen daydreams about making all the cakes on the menu of Pie in the Sky, the bakery his father had planned to open before he unexpectedly passed away. The only problem is his mother has laid down one major rule: the brothers are not to use the oven while she's at work. As Jingwen and Yanghao bake elaborate cakes, they'll have to cook up elaborate excuses to keep the cake making a secret from Mama.
  • Rocket to the Moon! Big Ideas that Changed the World

    Written by Don Brown
    (8-12 years)

    On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong took “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” when the Apollo 11 landed on the moon. But it wasn’t just one man who got us to the moon. Rocket to the Moon! explores the people and technology that made the moon landing possible. Instead of examining one person’s life, it focuses on the moon landing itself, showing the events leading up to it and how it changed the world. The book takes readers through the history of rocket building: from ancient Chinese rockets, to “bombs bursting in air” during the War of 1812, to Russia’s Sputnik program, to the moon landing. Beautifully illustrated and well-researched, this book is the perfect resource for curious readers and tomorrow’s scientists. It includes a timeline of space travel, a bibliography, and an index.
  • Sadiq and the Desert Star

    Written by Siman Nuurali
    (6-8 years)

    When Sadiq's father leaves on a business trip, he worries he'll miss his baba too much. But Baba has a story for Sadiq: the story of the Desert Star. Learning about Baba's passion for the stars sparks Sadiq's interest in outer space. But can Sadiq find others who are willing to help him start the space club of his dreams?
  • The Crossover (Graphic Novel)

    Written by Kwame Alexander
    (10-12 years)

    “With a bolt of lightning on my kicks . . . The court is SIZZLING. My sweat is DRIZZLING. Stop all that quivering. ’Cuz tonight I’m delivering,” raps twelve-year-old Josh Bell. Thanks to their dad, he and his twin brother, Jordan, are kings on the court. But Josh has more than basketball in his blood—he’s got mad beats, too, which help him find his rhythm when it’s all on the line.

    See the Bell family in a whole new light through Dawud Anyabwile’s dynamic illustrations as the brothers’ winning season unfolds, and the world as they know it begins to change.
  • The Last Last Day of Summer

    Written by Lamar Giles
    (8-12 years) 

    The Hardy Boys meets The Phantom Tollbooth, in the new century! When two adventurous cousins accidentally extend the last day of summer by freezing time, they find the secrets hidden between the unmoving seconds, minutes, and hours are not the endless fun they expected.
  • The Very Very Far North

    Written by Dan Bar-el
    (8-12 years)

    Duane is a sweet and curious young bear who makes friends with everyone he meets—whether they’re bossy, like Major Puff the puffin, or a bit vain, like Handsome the musk ox, or very, very shy, like Boo the caribou. For these arctic friends, every day is a new adventure!

General Recommendations for Great Chapter Books and Graphic Novels

  • Cam Jansen series by David Adler
  • Poppy series by Avi
  • Flat Stanley series by Jeff Brown
  • The Baseball Card series by Matt Christopher
  • The Bears of Hemlock Mountain by Alice Dalgliesh
  • The Magic Treehouse series by Mary Pope Osborne
  • Dogman series by Dav Pilkey
  • A-Z Mysteries by Ron Roy
  • The Ballpark Mysteries by David A. Kelly
  • My Weird School series by Dan Gutman
  • Mercy Watson series by Kate DiCamillo
  • The Strange Case of Origami Yoda series by Tom Angelbeger
  • Roscoe Riley Rules series by Katherine Applegate
  • The Penderwicks series by Jeanne Birdsall
  • Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing and others books by Judy Blume
  • The Wild Robot and The Wild Robot Escapes by Peter Brown
  • The Lemonade War series by Jacqueline Davies
  • Spy School series by Stuart Gibbs
  • Diary of A Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney
  • The Spirit Animal series by Brandon Mull
  • The Boxcar Children series by Gertrude Warner
  • Who Was? Biography series
  • Geronimo Stilton series by Stilton
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Lost Hero series by Rick Riordan
  • Big Nate series by Lincoln Pierce
  • El Deafo by Cece Bell
  • The Last Kids on Earth series by Max Brallier
  • The Mouse and The Motorcycle and other books by Beverly Cleary
  • The Land of Stories series by Chris Colfer
  • Pax by Sara Pennypacker
  • Wings of Fire series by Tui T. Sutherland
  • Wayside School series by Louis Sachar
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
  • Mr. Wolf's Class series by Aaron Nels Steinke
  • Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling
  • You Wouldn’t Want to Be history series
  • Bad Kitty series by Nick Bruel

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