Staff Picks! Early Readers

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Kitty and the Moonlight Rescue Cover Image
By Paula Harrison, Jenny Lovlie (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780062934710
Availability: Not in Stock
Published: Greenwillow Books - September 10th, 2019

This is the first book in a series that is great for early readers who like adventure, superheroes, and of course, cats. If you have read and enjoyed the Princess in Black series or Mia Mayhem, this is a good pick for you.

~ Laure


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The Bad Guys (The Bad Guys #1) Cover Image
By Aaron Blabey, Aaron Blabey (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780545912402
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - December 27th, 2016

What would you do if you were face-to-face with the Big Bad Wolf? You would probably scream and run for your life, right? Well, the Big Bad Wolf is tired of that and he is on a mission to change his and his friends’, Mr. Shark, Mr. Snake, and Mr. Piranha’s reputations as the “Bad Guys.”

~ Laure


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Lunch Will Never Be the Same! #1 (Phoebe G. Green #1) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780593096895
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Workshop - October 6th, 2020

Phoebe G. Green is a great new character for any fan of Junie B. Jones or Ivy and Bean. She is sweet, vulnerable, and curious, and just like any third grader, she is starting to learn how to navigate those qualities in the real world. 

~ Laure


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Sadiq and the Ramadan Gift Cover Image
By Siman Nuurali, Anjan Sarkar (Illustrator)
$6.95
ISBN: 9781515872887
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Picture Window Books - September 1st, 2020

This short little book is great for beginner readers who are ready for more words on a page, without being overwhelmed. It is a great way to learn about other cultures and traditions with a loveable character who is also learning.

~ Laure


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Monster and Boy Cover Image
By Hannah Barnaby, Anoosha Syed (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9781250217837
Availability: Not in Stock
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - July 28th, 2020

Monster loves Boy. So when Boy’s mom tells him that monsters don’t exist, Monster wants to prove her wrong. But when Monster comes out from under the bed and Boy starts to scream, Monster accidentally eats him. Realizing his mistake, Monster spits Boy out, but Boy has shrunk! How will Monster get Boy back to his normal size before Boy's parents see him?

Thus starts a beautiful new friendship and the first book of a new series sure to promise more heartwarming adventure and fun. This is a great read-aloud or a slightly more challenging beginner chapter book for budding readers.

~ Laure