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    • K, 1st, 2nd 4th, 5th, 6th Current Book Award Clubs at HGS
    • K, 1st, 2nd 4th, 5th, 6th 3rd Grade!
    • WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?
    • 26 Fairmount Avenue by Tomie dePaola Children's author-illustrator Tomie dePaola describes his experiences at home and in school when he was a boy in the 1940’s.
    • 39 Clues by various authors—shelved under 39 Fic The 39 Clues is a series of adventure novels written by a collaboration of authors, including Rick Riordan, Gordon Korman, Peter Lerangis, Jude Watson, Patrick Carman, Linda Sue Park, Margaret Peterson Haddix, Roland Smith, and David Baldacci. The books chronicle the adventures of two siblings, Amy and Dan Cahill, who discover that they belong to the Cahill family, the most influential family in history. The main story follows Dan and Amy's quest to find the 39 Clues, which are ingredients to a serum that can create the most powerful person on Earth. Steven Spielberg acquired film rights to the series in June 2008, and a film based on the books will be released in 2014. The series also originated tie-in merchandise, including collectible cards and an interactive internet game
    • 43 Old Cemetery Road by Kate Klise What happens when an 11-year-old boy, a cranky writer, and a ghost named Olive try to spend the summer together in a haunted house? Find out in this giggly ghost story. Meet Dick Tater. He's a little man with a big plan: He wants to abolish Halloween. What happens when your fan is a phantom? Find out in the latest installment from the spooky town of Ghastly, Illinois, where phantom flu has settled in . . . and it won't let go! There once was a very rich man Who decided he needed a plan To make sense of his wealth While still in good health Now go find it all if you can! Think how fun it would be if a millionaire wrote his will in a series of limericks and hid the poems all over town!
    • Shadow Children by Margaret Petersen Haddix Among the Hidden takes place in a society in which drastic measures have been taken to quell overpopulation. In the first book, Luke Garner, a twelve- year-old child, lives on a farm with his mother, father, and two brothers, Matthew and Mark. As a third child (a Shadow Child), Luke and his parents are in violation of the law. Luke, like all third children, must spend his days hidden or away from public view.
    • Andrew Clements Collection By Andrew Clements Nick Allen, a fifth grader with a gift for creative ideas and a taste for troublemaking, creates a new word for pen -- frindle. All he wanted to do was play a little trick on Mrs. Granger, a legendary language arts teacher with a passion for proper vocabulary. After all, she told him that ordinary people determine which words end up in the dictionary. But when his new word sweeps the nation, Nick fears that he might have created a Monster.
    • Araminta Spookie By Angie Sage These funny books tell the story of Araminta ‘Minty’ Spookie, who lives in a haunted house, called Spookie House, with her aunt Tabby, her uncle Drac, and their new inhabitants: the Wizzard family who are trying to solve secrets, mysteries, and all the things that the Spookie House is hiding from them!
    • Babymouse Written & illustrated by Jennifer & Matthew Holm The main character is Babymouse, a grade school mouse who loves to read and longs for some excitement in her life, which usually comes in the form of random creatures that reside in her locker, or from an overactive imagination. But either way, Babymouse has some awesome adventures. Her real life is pretty funny too, especially when she has to deal with Felicia Furrypaws, the school bully, on a daily basis. At the end of the day, Babymouse always learns a life lesson, and realizes her life isn't that bad.
    • Calendar Mysteries By Ron Roy Bradley has an easier time convincing the others when Josh, Ruth Rose, Dink, and the dog go missing the next day. The kids find a piece of paper about alien abductions in Josh's printer tray and receive two disturbing phone calls from the suspected abductees. Will they find out what’s going on? Read it and see! A mystery every month! In the first book, seven-year-old Bradley wakes up to see strange lights in the backyard. He wakes his twin friends Nate and Lucy to investigate the strange occurrence and is convinced that aliens have landed !
    • Calvin Coconut By Graham Salisbury Fourth-grader Calvin lives near the beach in Hawaii with his mom and little sister. Mom likes to call Calvin her “Man of the house.” But Calvin’s not great at being the man of the house, or taking care of his responsibilities. He’s too busy bouncing around with his friends. The stories also include Stella, Calvin’s live-in babysitter, and Ledward, his Mom’s new boyfriend. Come, spend some time in the islands!
    • Classics Collection By various authors Stuart Little by E.B. White: a mouse is adopted as a son by a human family. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White: a spider spins words into her web to save the life of a pig. Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder: a young pioneer girl shares daily life on the prairies during the 1800s. Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski: Birdie Boyer belonged to a large "strawberry family," who lived on a flatwoods farm in the lake section of Florida. They raised strawberries for a living. Through all the hazards of the uncertain crop -- battling against dry weather and grass fires, the roving hogs and cattle of their neighbors -- Birdie dreamed of an education that would include playing the organ. 1946. The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin: The Westing Game is about a group of people invited to the reading of Mr. Westing’s will. Someone in the group could become very wealthy but that all depends on how they handle the Westing game.
    • Clementine series By Sarah Pennypacker In the first book of the series, Clementine tries to help out her friend Margaret, but ends up in a lot of trouble for it. Things get worse each day of the week, until finally she's worried that Margaret is right: Clementine's parents might consider her "the hard one" in the family. They're up to something mysterious...are they thinking they'd be better off if they only had her little vegetable-named brother..."the easy one"? Clementine has more adventures in each book, often involving her friend Margaret, her school, and her family.
    • Ellray Jakes By Sally Warner Is a Rock Star = a Third-grader's struggle to look cool gets him in trouble. Zippy, the Walks the Plank = The classroom goldfish that EllRay was taking care of over spring vacation ends up floating. What is EllRay going to tell the kids in his third-grade class? Is NOT a Chicken = Eight-year-old EllRay Jakes is sick of getting picked on. But every time he tries to defend himself against class bully Jared Matthews, EllRay is the one who winds up in trouble. It's just not fair! Then his dad offers him a deal: If EllRay can stay out of trouble for a week, they'll go to Disneyland! But being good for one whole week is not so easy. . . .
    • Football—Barber Brothers By Tiki & Ronde Barber Ronde = tampa Bay Buccaneers Tiki = New York Giants These exciting sports stories are based on the childhood of National Football League superstars Ronde and Tiki Barber,. They feature plenty of football action, but also are about the values of family, hard work, and determination to have what it takes to be a champion.
    • Geronimo Stilton series By Geronimo Stilton Geronimo Stilton is a talking mouse who lives in New Mouse City on Mouse Island. A best- selling author, he works as a journalist and editor for the fictional newspaper The Rodent's Gazette. Geronimo is a nervous, mild- mannered mouse who would like nothing better than to live a quiet life, but he keeps getting involved in far-away adventures with his relatives: Thea, Trap, Benjamin, & Aunt Sweetfur.
    • Ivy & Bean series By Annie Barrows and Sophie Blackall Ivy (a quiet, intellectual child) and Bean (a rambunctious child) become fast friends despite their differences and their initial reluctance to like each other. They are both 7 years old in the series, and live on a cul- de-sac in a suburban environment on Pancake Court. Now that the girls have become friends, they have plenty of fun together.
    • Jake Drake series By Andrew Clements In these books, Jake Drake deals with bullies, becomes a know-it-all so he can win the school science fair, remembers the terrible days in third grade when everybody thought he was the teachers' pet, and becomes a class clown so that he can impress the new student teacher. It’s always something new with third grader Jake Drake!
    • Just Grace series by Charise Mericle Harper This series is about a third grader, Grace Stewart. We learn that she likes to draw comics and that she has a “teeny tiny superpower” that sometimes gets her into trouble. The superpower is empathy and the desire to help those in need, even when she probably should hold back. Grace thinks that both her drawing and her superpower are “boy things” and because of that she tries to keep them to herself.
    • Keepers of the School By Andrew Clements Believing that the school needs protection from developers who bought the property, Mr. Keane, a custodian, gives Ben a coin that dates back to the school 's 1783 founding. Now Ben and his friend Jill must unravel the school 's mysteries and outwit a new janitor, who, they suspect, is a spy for the development company. Each book is a new mystery or adventure for the kids in Benjamin Pratt’s class.
    • Kickers By Rich Wallace This series follows Ben and his co-ed soccer team, The Kickers as they compete through the season and try to get to the playoffs. Each book brings a different personal challenge at home or school for the players as well as plenty of on-the-pitch sports action.
    • Mason Dixon By Claudia Mills In the first book . Mason Dixon survived the school choir. In the second, he survived adopting his now-beloved dog named, uh, Dog. But in the third he faces his biggest challenge yet: joining the local basketball team. Not by choice, of course. Now, with his best pal Brody and a team of misfits even worse at basketball than him (if that's possible), Mason must try to rally to beat his arch- rival, the school bully Dunk. Just another day-in-the-life of a disaster-prone fourth grader.
    • Moxy Maxwell By Peggy Gibson syn On the last day before fourth grade, Moxy Maxwell, usually an avid reader, finds multiple reasons to continue avoiding her assigned summer reading book. It isn't as though Moxy isn’t grateful for her Christmas presents. She is. She’s just not thrilled that she has to write a thank-you note for each one by tomorrow . . . or she will not be allowed to fly to Hollywood to attend a star-studded Hollywood bash with the father she hasn’t seen in three years. Moxy Maxwell is set to make her Piano Debut, playing a duet of “Heart and Soul” with her little sister, Pansy. It’s too bad she has no time to practice. Between costume fittings, trying on her crown, warming up her voice, and putting on her stage makeup, Moxy can’t possibly worry about the actual performance!
    • My Weird School Daze By Dan Gutman The weirdness never stops! It’s a new school year at Ella Mentry School—and guess what? Well, I’m not going to tell you! Okay, okay, I’ll tell you! The weird high jinks follow A.J. and his friends to third grade! The weirdest school stories in the world are back with a dozen more books filled with crazy and out-of-control stories.
    • Nathaniel Fludd Beastologist By R.L. LaFever Nathaniel Fludd's life has taken a turn for the worse. With his parents lost at sea, he lands on the doorstep of a distant cousin-the world's last remaining beastologist. Soon Nate is whisked off on expeditions with his Cousin Phil to deal with unusual beasts like phoenix birds, basilisks, unicorns, and dragons!
    • Spiderwick By Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black These books follow the adventures of the Grace children, twins Simon and Jared and their older sister Mallory, after they move into Spiderwick Estate and discover a world of faeries that they never knew existed.
    • Stink By Megan MacDonald Stink has two passions in life. The second grader loves to read volumes of the encyclopedia and his pets His older sister, Judy Moody, thinks he is weird. His Mom and Dad are patient with their son. Our hero is not only about stinky items. The Stink Moody books show how younger siblings can survive bossy older ones. Also, you can learn that people with unique qualities have something to contribute to the world. Not many people sit and read volumes of the encyclopedia or have a nose that sniffs out the most peculiar odors. Nevertheless, one-of-a-kind Stink can use his knowledge and talent to help others, and Stink has a very good time while he does it.
    • Time Warp Trio By Jon Scieszka For his tenth birthday, Joe receives a mysterious blue book (known only as The Book) from his magician uncle and namesake, "Joe the Magnificent." Using an often unpredictable number of voice and print cues, The Book transports Joe and his friends, Fred and Sam, to a variety of different times and places, from Camelot's medieval court of knights and dragons to the year 2095, where they meet their own great-granddaughters. The only way they are able to return to present-day Brooklyn, New York is to find The Book again within whatever time period they are in. Plenty of snappy dialogue and laughs!
    • Troll Troubles By Alan MacDonald Ulrik is desperate to be on his school's soccer team, but he doesn't really understand the rules. It's summer and all of Ulrik's school friends seem to be going on something called “vacation,” so Mr. and Mrs. Troll decide to investigate. When a family of Trolls moves into the quiet suburb of Biddlesden, it's likely that things are going to get ugly (and possibly hairy and smelly) very soon, since trolls like to roar as loudly as possible and stomp their hairy feet. Grumpa comes for Trollmas holiday, but where will they get a goat for the holiday meal?
    • A Boy Named Beckoning By Gina Capaldi This is the true story of a Native American boy named Wassaja, or "Beckoning," who was kidnapped from his tribe and sold as a slave. Adopted by an Italian photographer in 1871 and renamed Carlos Montezuma, the young boy traveled throughout the Old West, bearing witness to the prejudice against and poor treatment of Native Americans. Carlos eventually became a doctor and leader for his people, calling out for their rights.
    • All Stations! Distress! By Don Brown THE "UNSINKABLE" MEETS THE UNTHINKABLE -- A gripping account of the ill- fated maiden voyage of the Titanic.
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    • Bad news for Outlaws By Vaunda Micheaux Nelson Sitting tall in the saddle, Bass Reeves seemed bigger than life. As a U.S. Marshal - and former slave who escaped to freedom in the Indian Territories - Bass was cunning and fearless. For three decades, Bass was the most feared and respected lawman in the territories. He made more than 3,000 arrests, and though he was a crack shot and a quick draw, he only killed fourteen men in the line of duty. Bad News for Outlaws reveals the story of a remarkable African American hero of the Old West.
    • Helen Keller: Her Life in Pictures By George Sullivan Rare photographs and informative text tell the story of Helen Keller's life from the iconic moment at the pump through her career as goodwill delegate to the world.
    • If the Walls Could Talk: Family Life at the White House By Jane O’Connor In case you've ever wondered, the walls at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue have eyes and ears -- and, what's more, they don't miss a thing. Now, listen up because the walls have a thing or two to tell you! Hear funny, surprising stories and more about the most famous home in America and the extraordinary families who have lived in it.
    • The Name Game By Donna M. Jackson Did you ever wish your initials spelled something? (Or didn’t?) Do you know if you have a Googlegänger? Can your name influence the kind of person you are? or what you do? When it comes to names, everyone has an opinion, so explore this fascinating subject of names.
    • Ultimate 10 Sports Series By various authors This exciting series gives readers a front-row seat for the very best from the world of sports—the greatest games, the toughest competitors, and the fiercest rivalries! Bring all the action into sharp focus for both the casual and diehard fan. Books are divided into user-friendly sections filled with dramatic photos, sidebars, stats, and classic quotes from key players.
    • VIP Pass series By Clay Latimer Baseball stadiums might seem like calm and relaxed places. But come game day, people who work at stadiums are ready to swing into action. Many fans don't get to see what happens as stats are updated, coaches adjust game plans, and production crews entertain the crowd. Get ready to visit a Major League Baseball game and learn what happens behind the scenes.
    • Weapons, Gear, & Uniforms Author Learn all about the powerful weapons, unique gear, and uniforms used by U.S. and opposing forces in various battles and historical time periods like the American Revolution, the Civil War, World Wars I & II, Vietnam, & Iraq.
    • Graphic Histories Using bold, full-color graphic illustrations, Graphic Histories portrays critical chapters in American history in a way that readers will find immediately interesting. Simple, exciting text and vivid drawings work together to explain critical events- from battles to boycotts to triumphs of human courage and technology- that shaped the course of American history.
    • Extreme! Series By various authors
    • Secret American People Secret American Places Secret American History America is filled with mysterious places, and you can’t find them all on a map. Did aliens crash in Roswell, New Mexico? Does the government have a secret hiding place in times of disaster? Learn about the answers to these questions and more in Secret American Places.
    • Horse Power series (CC) Various authors Learn about the wide variety of jobs that horses have done in our society.
    • Sitting Bull Remembers By Ann Turner Chief Sitting Bull of the Sioux Nation was a warrior, a visionary, a horseman and hunter, and a man who had a deep affinity with nature. Above all, he is remembered as an extraordinary leader who fought for the freedom of his people and helped to preserve their spirit, even in a time of great tragedy.
    • Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine, and a Miracle By Major Brian Dennis Nubs, an Iraqi dog of war, never had a home or a person of his own. He was the leader of a pack of wild dogs living off the land and barely surviving. But Nubs's life changed when he met Marine Major Brian Dennis. The two formed a fast friendship. Nubs became part of Dennis's human "pack" until duty required the Marines to relocate a full 70 miles away--without him. Nubs had no way of knowing that Marines were not allowed to have pets.
    • Knut By Juliana, Isabella, and Craig Hatkoff When Knut was born, the first polar bear cub at the Berlin Zoo in more than thirty years, he was no bigger than a snowball and unable to care for himself. His mother, a rescued East German circus bear, didn't know how to take care of Knut and rejected him. Knut would have died if it weren't for Thomas Dorflein, a zookeeper who nurtured Knut, feeding him, sleeping with him, and giving him the love and attention Knut needed to thrive.
    • Winter’s Tale By Juliana, Isabella, & Craig Hatkoff When Winter was a baby, she was rescued from a crab trap, her tail seriously damaged, and rushed to Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Winter survived, but eventually her tail fell off. Then Winter received a prosthetic tail. It was very challenging but now Winter is thriving and using her new tail with great skill.
    • Leo the Snow Leopard Owen & Mzee When Leo was less than seven weeks old, he became orphaned in the snowy Himalayan mountains in Pakistan. Snow leopards need their mothers during the first two years of their lives, but Leo was all alone. The amazing true story of the orphaned baby hippo and 130-year-old giant turtle whose remarkable friendship touched millions around the world
    • I Feel Better with a Frog in My Throat By Carlyn Beccia It wasn’t too long ago that people tried all sorts of things to help sick people feel better. They tried wild things like drinking a glass full of millipedes or putting some mustard on one's head. Some of the cures worked, and some of them…well, let’s just say that some were downright weird! Takes a colorful and funny medical mystery tour to discover that while times may have changed, many of today’s most reliable cure-alls have their roots in some very peculiar practices.
    • Languages of the World series These books provides an introduction to the language, showing where it is spoken and who speaks it, differences and similarities between that language and English, and introduces some key basic vocabulary and phrases. Including: Italian, German, French, Spanish, Polish, Hindi, Urdu, and Mandarin Chinese.
    • What Stinks? By Marilyn Singer Information about the ways various animals and plants use stinky substances, ranging from excrement and musk to vomit, to mark their territory, frighten their enemies, attract their mates, and more. Fantastic!
    • Off Like the Wind By Michael Spradlin In 1860, the first Pony Express rider set out on a trail from Missouri to California. With him, he carried a special delivery-- the first mail ever carried by hand to the West. Over the next eleven days, he and many other riders would endure harsh weather, dangerous animals, and more, but nothing would diminish their unflagging determination and courage.
    • Bones: Skeletons and How They Work By Steve Jenkins Learn all about the bones in humans and other creature. This book is the definitive nonfiction title about human and animal bones, delivered with in-your-face accuracy and intrigue!
    • Underwear: What We Wear Under There By Ruth Freeman Swaim Underwear. It can be practical, it can be lucky, it can be just plain bizarre. And just one mention of the word can make you giggle or blush. But if you really want to laugh out loud, take a step back in time and check out what people in past centuries used to cover up "down there."
    • Henry Aaron’s Dream By Matt Tavares Before he was Hammerin’ Hank, Henry Aaron was a young boy grow ing up in Mobile, Alabama, with what seemed like a foolhardy dream: to be a big-league baseball player. He didn’t have a bat. He didn’t have a ball. And there wasn’t a single black ball player in the major leagues. But none of this could stop Henry Aaron.
    • Give a Goat By Jan West Schrock How can reading a picture book in one country make a difference to a family in need living thousands of miles away? And what does a goat have to do with it, anyway? When Mrs. Rowell's class is inspired by a rainy-day book to reach out with helping hands, wonderful things happen. Not the least of these wonderful things is a combined, enthusiastic effort by the entire class to reach a common goal.
    • Boys of Steel By Marc Tyler Nobleman JERRY SIEGEL AND Joe Shuster, two misfit teens in Depression-era Cleveland, were more like Clark Kent— meek, mild, and myopic—than his secret identity, Superman. Jerry wrote stories, and Joe illustrated them. In 1934, they created a superhero who was everything they were not. It was four more years before they convinced a publisher to take a chance on their Man of Steel in a new format—the comic book.
    • All Nic Bishop Books With breathtaking full-page, close-up images, photographer Nic Bishop introduces the terrifying and beautiful world of snakes, butterflies, spiders, frogs, marsupials, and lizards. The text presents both basic information and captivating details about the appearance, habits, and remarkable abilities of these amazing creatures. An index and glossary are included, along with an author's note detailing his research and the fun stories behind the photographs.
    • Stand Straight, Ella Kate! By Kate Klise Ella Kate Ewing was born in 1872. She started out small, but she just kept on growing. Soon she was too tall for her desk at school, too tall for her bed at home, too tall to fit anywhere. Ella Kate was a real-life giant, but she refused to hide herself away. Instead, she used her unusual height to achieve her equally large dreams.
    • Pop: The Invention of Bubble Gum By Megan McCarthy Gum. It’s been around for centuries—from the ancient Greeks to the American Indians, everyone’s chewed it. But the best kind of gum—bubble gum!—wasn’t invented until 1928, when an enterprising young accountant at Fleer Gum and Candy used his spare time to experiment with different recipes. Bubble-blowing kids everywhere will be delighted with Megan McCarthy’s entertaining pictures and engaging fun facts as they learn the history behind the pink perfection of Dubble Bubble.
    • The Vermeer Interviews By Bob Raczka In this innovative look at seven paintings by Jan Vermeer, author Bob Raczka takes on the role of interviewer and the people in the paintings become his willing subjects. From The Milkmaid to The Geographer, Raczka teases out fascinating details about these gorgeous works of art and their mysterious creator. As you might imagine, after more than three hundred years of silence, the characters inside these paintings have much to share.
    • Vinnie & Abraham By Dawn Fitzgerald Vinnie and Abraham tells the true story of Vinnie Ream, the self-taught teenage sculptor who won the commission to create the full-size statue of Abraham Lincoln that now stands in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol.
    • Swish! The Quest for Basketball’s Perfect Shot By Mark Stewart and Mike Kennedy From three-pointers to slam dunks, this book goes beyond the record books and explores all aspects of making a basket. Featuring amazing shots, player profiles, and tons of trivia, the authors cover basketball from the late 1800s to modern times, showcasing top male and female players both at the college level and in the pros.