Early Reader

Mr. Putter & Tabby Pour The Tea (Staff Pick)

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Mr. Putter & Tabby Pour the Tea By Cynthia Rylant, Arthur Howard (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Cynthia Rylant, Arthur Howard (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780152009014
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Published: Clarion Books - March 30th, 1994

How I wish I could sit with Mr. Putter and his fine cat, Tabby, drinking tea and sharing English muffins (with cream cheese, of course!). I've loved these books since I was four years old.

- Sophie


The Bad Beginning (Staff Pick)

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A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning By Lemony Snicket, Brett Helquist (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lemony Snicket, Brett Helquist (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780064407663
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Published: HarperCollins - August 25th, 1999

This classic is equal parts dreary and charming. Don't let the title fool you-there's plenty of bad past the beginning. Violet, Klaus, and Sunny take on the evil Count Olaf in this start of a 13 part series of misadventure.

- Jen


The Story or Gumluck the Wizard (Staff Pick)

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The Story of Gumluck the Wizard: Book One By Adam Rex Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781797213231
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 15th, 2023

The perfect story to read with your kids-- this adorable tale will have children shrieking with laughter, and will be just as fun for adults. (Honestly, even if you're just reading it on your own, this book is fun for adults. I can't wait to see what other misadventures the big-hearted noodlehead Gumluck gets into. If you need any more convincing, please just read the dedication.

- Katherine


I Was So Mad (Staff Pick)

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I Was So Mad (Little Critter) (Look-Look) By Mercer Mayer (Illustrator), Ron Miller Cover Image
By Mercer Mayer (Illustrator), Ron Miller
$5.99
ISBN: 9780307119391
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - November 1st, 2000

It has been more than thirty years since my dad first read me this book and then read it again...and again. As a Little Critter, I was constantly frustrated by being told no, whether I wanted to keep the stray dog I found in the neighborhood or paint the furniture with bubblegum nail polish. This book soothed my soul and gave me the language I needed to talk about my feelings. Perfect for the Little Critter in your life who may need help with the concept of "just because you can doesn't mean you should."

- Meghan, Writer in Residence


Riley Reynolds Crushes Costume Day (Staff Pick)

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Riley Reynolds Crushes Costume Day By Jay Albee, Jay Albee (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jay Albee, Jay Albee (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781666344080
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Published: Stone Arch Books - August 1st, 2022

Riley is a nonbinary 4th grader with some serious Monday feels when Mx. Aude announces that Friday is dress-up day for Book Week. Now this is an area in which Riley can excel. Will Riley help their classmates find perfect costumes based on their favorite books? An homage to the world of children’s lit as well as an example of a nonbinary kid just living their best life, this book is full of infectious enthusiasm.

- Rachael


Pigs Make Me Sneeze

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Pigs Make Me Sneeze!-An Elephant and Piggie Book By Mo Willems Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781423114116
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Published: Hyperion Books for Children - October 6th, 2009

No one has ever been as excited as Elephant to learn that they have a cold. Hopefully Hammie doesn't make you sneeze!

Katie


Fox at Night (My First I Can Read)

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Fox at Night (My First I Can Read) By Corey R. Tabor, Corey R. Tabor (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Corey R. Tabor, Corey R. Tabor (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780062977076
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Published: Greenwillow Books - March 2nd, 2021

Fox is afraid of the dark. Luckily, Fox has friends to help prove that monsters aren't real!* ........ (*Probably)

Murphy


Thundercluck!

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Thundercluck!: Chicken of Thor By Paul Tillery, IV, Paul Tillery, IV (Illustrator), Meg Wittwer (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Paul Tillery, IV, Paul Tillery, IV (Illustrator), Meg Wittwer (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781250211477
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Published: Square Fish - September 17th, 2019

Thundercluck is a great tale about a chicken who isn't quite sure if he has what it takes to defeat his nemesis, the Under Chef, but he does know his friend, Brunhilda, is counting on him. And if you're listening to Thundercluck's story, the narration includes a certain chicken's voice as he fights, frolics, and flies toward his destiny, which turns out to be perfectly sized after all.

Mish


Have a Hot Time Hades

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Have a Hot Time, Hades! (Myth-O-Mania #1) By Kate McMullan, Denis Zilber (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kate McMullan, Denis Zilber (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781434234377
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Published: Stone Arch Books - July 1st, 2011

This book is the bridge between My First Greek Mythology and Percy Jackson. It turns out the myths as you know them are completely false, because they’re all told by Zeus, and he’s a big old myth-o-maniac (that’s ancient Greek for Big Fat Liar). Don’t worry though, Hades will tell you everything you need to know in this tell-all about how he became god of the underworld.

Katherine


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