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Chapter Books for Middle Readers

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Middle Readers Collections and Series
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Books in Boxed Sets for Middle Readers
The Guardians Boxed Set: Both a standalone collectible and the ideal complement to the mesmerizing Dreamworks Animation movie Rise of the Guardians, this set includes the first three titles in the Guardians chapter book series: Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King, E. Aster Bunnymund and the Warrior Eggs at the Earth’s Core!, and Toothiana, Queen of the Tooth Fairy Armies.

Hardcover Chapter Books. Ages 7 - 11.

The Guardians Boxed Set SS4253 $44.99 Our Price $38.24

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The Kate DiCamillo Collection: A boxed set of DiCamillo's first four works includes the Newbery Honor-winning Because of Winn Dixie, the National Book Award Finalist-winning The Tiger Rising, the Newbery Medal-winning The Tale of Despereaux and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award-winning The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane.

Paperbacks in slip case. Ages 8 - 11.

The Kate DiCamillo Collection CW9531 $22.99 Our Price $19.54

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Judy Moody Star-Studded Collection: Judy Moody loves to collect things, and now here's your chance to jump-start a collection of your own, with the first three Judy Moody episodes in paperback!
Paperback Chapter Books 1 - 3.

Judy Moody Star-Studded Collection
CW7148 $17.97 $15.29

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Judy Moody Double-Rare Collection: Continue your collection of Judy Moody's adventures with this collection.
Paperback Chapter Books 4 - 6.

Judy Moody Double-Rare Collection
CW4092 $17.97 $15.29

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Judy Moody Mad Rad Collection: The third set for collectors. Mad for Judy? Read more Rad Stories!
Paperback Chapter Books 7 - 9.

Judy Moody Mad Rad Collection
CW4108 $17.97 $15.29

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Judy Moody Uber-Awesome Collection: Judy Moody rules! Now her growing legion of fans can fill in or complete their collections with this super-cool boxed set. Collect like crazy -- with the firest nine of Judy's adventures in one boxed bonanza!
Paperback Chapter Books 1 - 9.

Judy Moody Uber-Awesome Collection
CW4115 $48.00 $40.00

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Other Books for Middle Readers
Judy Moody Mood Journal: This journal is perfect for writing about what puts you in a mood! It's also perfect for jotting down your favorite knock-knock jokes, making a Me collage, listing your favorite things, writing down your dreams, and lots more. So crack it open, sharpen your Grouchy pencil, and get started!

Judy Moody Mood Journal CW7362 $8.99

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Where the Mountain Meets the Moon: In the valley of Fruitless mountain, a young girl named Minli lives in a ramshackle hut with her parents. In the evenings, her father regales her with old folktales of the Jade Dragon and the Old Man on the Moon, who knows the answers to all of life's questions. Inspired by these stories, Minli sets off on an extraordinary journey to find the Old Man on the Moon to ask him how she can change her family's fortune. She encounters an assorted cast of characters and magical creatures along the way, including a dragon who accompanies her on her quest for the ultimate answer.
Hardcover Chapter Book. Ages 9 - 11.

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon LB4271 $15.99 Our Price $13.59

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The Mystry of the Missing Lion: Staying with Aunty Bee at a safari camp in the Botswana countryside where a film crew is making a movie about a lion, nine-year-old Precious Ramotswe and her resourceful new friend Khumo use their detective skills to find the movie star lion when he goes missing.
Hardcover Chapter Book by Alexander McCall Smith. Ages 8 and up.

The Mystery of the Missing Lion RH2024$12.99 Our Price $11.04

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The Great Cake Mystry: When a piece of cake goes missing from her classroom, a traditionally built young boy is tagged as the culprit. Precious, however, is not convinced. She sets out to find the real thief. Along the way she learns that your first guess is always right. She also learns how to be a detective.
Hardcover Chapter Book by Alexander McCall Smith. Ages 8 and up.

The Great Cake Mystery RH9448 $12.99 Our Price $11.04

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The Mystry of Meerkat Hill: Precious wants to be a detective when she grows up. She is always practicing at being a detective by asking questions and finding out about other people's lives. There are two new students in her class, a girl called Teb and a boy called Pontsho. She learns that they are brother and sister, and—even more exciting—that Pontsho has a clever pet meerkat named Kosi.
Hardcover Chapter Book by Alexander McCall Smith. Ages 8 and up.

The Mystry of Meerkat Hill RH4587 $12.99 Our Price $11.04

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Titanic: Deborah Hopkinson weaves together the voices and stories of real Titanic survivors and witnesses to the disaster -- from the stewardess Violet Jessop to Captain Arthur Rostron of the Carpathia, who came to the rescue of the sinking ship. This gripping story, which follows the Titanic and its passengers from the ship's celebrated launch at Belfast to her cataclysmic icy end, is sure to thrill and move readers.
Hardcover Chapter Book. Ages 8 & up
Autographed bookplate by Deborah Hopkinson.

Titanic SC6749 $17.99

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The Magical Ms. Plum: The students in Ms Plum's third grade class soon learn that there is something very special about their teacher and her classroom's mysterious supply closet.
Paperback Chapter Book. Ages 9 - 11. Autographed Bookplate by Bonnie Becker.

The Magical Ms. Plum RH7608 $5.99

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Holbrook A Lizard's Tale: Holbrook loves to paint. He HAS to paint. But no one in the dusty town of Rattler's Bend understands how important art is. Hoping to find someone who will appreciate his artistic efforts, the young lizard sets off for Golden City, where he encounters a colorful cast of characters, from singing snails to scruffy pigeons. The elegant mink and renowned art patron Count Rainier Rumolde takes Holbrook under his paw and introduces him to the great artists of the day. But not all that glitters is gold, and Holbrook soon finds himself trapped in a frightening world he didn't know existed.
Hardcover Chapter Book. Ages 8 - 10. Autographed Bookplate by Bonnie Becker.

Holbrook A Lizard's Tale HM4582 $15.00

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The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle: When his colleague Long Arrow disappears, Dr. Dolittle sets off with his assistant, Tommy Stubbins, his dog, Jip, and Polynesia the parrot on an adventurous voyage over tropical seas to floating Spidermonkey Island. Doctor Dolittle and his friends brave a shipwreck, find the floating island, and meet the incredible Great Glass Sea Snail -- the keeper of the greatest mystery of all. This new edition, featuring color illustrations by best-selling artist Michael Hague, is sure to bring a whole new generation under the spell of Doctor Dolittle and his animal friends.
Hardcover Chapter Book with illustrations. Ages 8 - 12. Autograhed Book Plate by Michael Hague.
Only 1 Available

The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle HC0021 $28.99

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The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict: Nine-year-old Nicholas has more problems than most children his age. Not only is he an orphan with an unfortunate nose, but also he has narcolepsy, a condition that gives him terrible nidhtmares and makes him fall asleep at the worst possible moments. Now he's sent to a new orphanage, where he encounters strange circumstances and a mystery that could change his life forever.Hardcover Chapter Book with illustrations. Ages 9 - 12.

The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict
LB6194 $17.99 Our Price $15.29

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Mr. Benedict's Book of Perplexing Puzzles, Elusive Enigmas, and Curious Conundrums: This exclusive companion book to the bestselling Mysterious Benedict Society series is a mind-bending collection that will put YOU to the test! Think you have what it takes to join the Mysterious Benedict Society? Open this book and find out!
Hardcover Illustrated Book of Puzzles. Ages 9 - 12.

Mr. Benedict's Book of Perplexing Puzzles... LB1938 $12.99 Our Price $11.04

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The Mysterious Benedict Society: Dozens of children respond to this peculiar ad in the newspaper and are then put through a series of mind-bending tests, which readers take along with them. Only four children-two boys and two girls-succeed. Their challenge: to go on a secret mission that only the most intelligent and inventive children could complete. To accomplish it they will have to go undercover at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, where the only rule is that there are no rules. But what they'll find in the hidden underground tunnels of the school is more than your average school supplies. So, if you're gifted, creative, or happen to know Morse Code, they could probably use your help.
Hardcover Chapter Book Ages 9 - 12. 2008 EB White Award for Older Readers.

Mysterious Benedict Society LB7776 $16.99 Our Price $14.44

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Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey: The fabulous foursome readers embraced as The Mysterious Benedict Society is back with a new mission, significantly closer to home. After reuniting for a celebratory scavenger hunt, Reynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance are forced to go on an unexpected search--a search to find Mr. Benedict. It seems that while he was preparing the kids' adventure, he stepped right into a trap orchestrated by his evil twin Mr. Curtain.
Hardcover Chapter Book. Ages 9 - 12.

Mysterious Benedict Society - Perilous Journey LB7806 $16.99 Our Price $14.44

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Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner's Dilemma: Join the Mysterious Benedict Society as Reynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance embark on a daring new adventure that threatens to force them apart from their families, friends, and even each other. When an unexplained blackout engulfs Stonetown, the foursome must unravel clues relating to a nefarious new plot, while their search for answers brings them closer to danger than ever before.
Hardcover Chapter Book. Ages 9 - 12.

Mysterious Benedict Society - Prisoner's Dilemma
LB5520 $16.99 Our Price $14.44

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School of Fear: Everyone is afraid of something...
--Madeleine Masterson is deathly afraid of bugs, especially spiders.
--Theodore Bartholomew is petrified of dying.
--Lulu Punchalower is scared of confined spaces.
--Garrison Feldman is terrified of deep water.
With very few options left, the parents of these four twelve year-olds send them to the highly elusive and exclusive School of Fear to help them overcome their phobias. But when their peculiar teacher, Mrs. Wellington, and her unconventional teaching methods turn out to be more frightening than even their fears, the foursome realize that this just may be the scariest summer of their lives.
Hardcover Chapter Book. Ages 9 - 11. Autographed Book Plate by Gitty Daneshvari.

School of Fear LB3268 $15.99

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School of Fear Class is NOT Dismissed: After discovering that each of her former students has secretly regressed, the eccentric headmistress demands the presence of Madeleine, Theo, Lulu, and Garrison for a mandatory summer of retraining. Facing their fears was terrifying enough, but when the foursome learn they'll be joined by a fifth student, things start to get even scarier.
Hardcover Chapter Book. Ages 9 - 11. Autographed Book Plate by Gitty Daneshvari.

School of Fear Class is NOT Dismissed LB3282 $16.99

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School of Fear The Final Exam: Trouble is brewing at the School of Fear. Nosy reporter Sylvie Montgomery is planning a scandalous expose on eccentric Mrs. Wellington and her unorthodox teaching methods, and the news is sure to put an end to the school. Madeleine, Theo, Lulu, Garrison, and the new student Hyacinth must convince Sylvie that their teacher and the school are perfectly normal.
Hardcover Chapter Book. Ages 9 - 11. Autographed Book Plate by Gitty Daneshvari.

School of Fear The Final Exam LB2874 $16.99

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The Willoughbys: After being abandoned by their parents to the care of an odious nanny, the four Barnaby children, attempting to fulfill their roles as good old-fashioned children, long for their own happy ending, in a funny parody that pays tribute to classic works of children's literature.
Hardcover Chapter Book. Ages 8 - 9.

The Willoughbys HM9745 $16.00 Our Price $13.59

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The Mysterious Howling: Discovered in the forest of Ashton Place, the Incorrigibles are no ordinary children: Alexander keeps his siblings in line with gentle nips; Cassiopeia has a bark that is (usually) worse than her bite; and Beowulf is alarmingly adept at chasing squirrels. Who are these wild creatures and will their governess, Pentelope, be able to civilize the Incorrigibles in time for Lady Constance's holiday ball?
Hardcover Chapter Book 1 - Incorrigible Children. Ages 7 - 12.
Autographed Bookplate by Maryrose Wood.

The Mysterious Howling HC1055 $15.99

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The Hidden Gallery: The Incorrigible children are losing their wild ways, but despite their governess' civilizing influence, they stll manage to ruin Lady Constance's Christmas ball, nearly destroying Ashton Place. So while it is being restored, the children and their governess take up residence in London where there are still lessons to be learned.
Hardcover Chapter Book 2 - Incorrigible Children. Ages 7 - 12.
Autographed Bookplate by Maryrose Wood.

The Hidden Gallery HC1123 $15.99

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The Unseen Guest: Family mysteries remain in the third book of the Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place. When Lord Fredrick's long-absent mother arrives with the noted explorer Admiral Faucet, gruesone secrets tumble out of the Aston family tree. When his prized racing ostrich gets loose the hunt in on. But once back in the wild, will the children forget about books and poetry and go back to their howing wolfish ways?
Hardcover Chapter Book 3 - Incorrigible Children. Ages 7 - 12.
Autographed Bookplate by Maryrose Wood.

The Unseen Guest HC1185 $15.99

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The Interrupted Tale: In The Interrupted Tale, Miss Penelope Lumley receives an invitation to speak at the annual Celebrate Alumnae Knowledge Exposition (or CAKE) at the Swanburne Academy for Poor Bright Females. Optoomuchstic as ever, Penelope hopes to give her CAKE talk, see some old friends, and show off the Incorrigible children to Miss Mortimer, but instead she finds her beloved school in an uproar.
Hardcover Chapter Book 4 - Incorrigible Children. Ages 7 - 12.
Autographed Bookplate by Maryrose Wood.

The Interrupted Tale HC1222 $16.99

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The Unmapped Sea: Lord Fredrick Ashton may not feel ready to be a father, but with a little Ashton on the way, he's sure about one thing: The wolfish curse on his family must end soon, before the child is born. Penelope willingly takes on the challenge; when Lady Constance's doctor prescribes a seaside holiday, Penelope jumps at the chance to take the three Incorrigible children to Brighton, where she hopes to persuade the old sailor Pudge to reveal what he knows about the Ashton curse.

Hardcover Chapter Book 4 - Incorrigible Children. Ages 7 - 12.
Autographed Bookplate by Maryrose Wood.

The Unmapped Sea HC0411 $15.99

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Thimbleberry Stories: Nigel Chipmunk lives in a cozy little cottage on Thimbleberry Lane. He has wonderful neighbors who are always up for a visit or an adventure. There's Little Owl, Claudius, Copper, and Mudpuppy. And there are new friends to be made.
Hardcover Chapter Book. with illustrations. Ages 5 - 7.

Thimbleberry Stories HM0815 $15.00

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Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little: Renowned Artist Rosemary Wells has lovingly added delicate watercolor to the original black-and-white drawings by Garth Williams in E.B. White's Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little Collector's Editions. Larger format, 7" x 10".
Hardcover Chapter Books. All Ages
Charlotte's Web HC2983 $24.95 Our Price $21.21
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Stuart Little HC2975 $24.95 Our Price $21.21
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Each Little Bird That Sings: Ten-year-old Comfort Snowberger knows a thing or two about death. Her family owns the town funeral home and she has attended 247 funerals. She can tell you which casseroles are worth tasting, whom to sit next to, and whom to avoid at all costs. Number one on that avoid list is Comfort's sniveling, whining, unpredictable cousin Peach, who ruins every family occasion. So when Great -great-aunt Florentine drops dean -- just like that -- Comfort expects a family gathering to remember. What she doesn't count on is: One, she has to watch over Peach. And Two, her best friend has suddenly turned downright mean. By Deborah Wiles.
Chapter Book
Ages 8-12. 2006 E.B.White Award for Older Readers.

Each Little Bird That Sings HM1139 $16.00 Our Price $13.59

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Preacher's Boy: Convinced that his father, a preacher, loves his simple-minded brother better than him, Robbie attempts to break the constraints of Christianity by becoming an "apeist" and living life to the fullest, but he soon learns that his actions have hurt others and he must find some way to repair the damage he has done, in a powerful novel set in 1899 Vermont.
Hardcover Chapter Book. Ages 9 - 11.

Preacher's Boy HM8976 $15.00 Our Price $12.74

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Penny from Heaven: It's 1953 and eleven-year-old Penny dreams of a summer of butter pecan ice cream, swimming, and baseball. But nothing's that simple for Penny. For starters, she can't go swimming because her mother's afraid she'll catch polio at the pool. Her Nonny cries every time her father's name is mentioned. And the two sides of her family aren't speaking to each other! When it rains it sure does rain, but Penny's learning that like the song says . . . even the darkest clouds may just contain some pennies from heaven. By Jennifer Holm. Ages 9 - 12. 2007 Newbery Honor Book.

Penny From Heaven RH6879 $15.95 Our Price $13.59

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Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! In Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village, thirteenth-century England springs to life using 21 dramatic individual narratives that introduce young inhabitants of village and manor; from Hugo, the lord's nephew, to Nelly, the sniggler. Schlitz's elegant monologues and dialogues draw back the curtain on the period, revealing character and relationships, hinting at stories untold. Explanatory interludes add information and round out this historical and theatrical presentation. By Laura Amy Schlitz, Illustrated by Robert Byrd. Ages 9 - 11. 2008 Newbery Medal Winner.

Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! CW5789 $19.99 Our Price $16.99

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Silksinger: While journeying by dragonfly caravan over the Sayash Mountains, warrior-faerie Whisper Silksinger, hunted by devils, meets a young mercenary with an ancient scimitar and secrets of his own.
Hardcover Chapter Book. Ages 9 & up.
Out-of-Print. Only 1 copy available.

Autographed by Laini Taylor

Silksinger PP6319 $18.99

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Blackbringer: When the granddaughter of the West Wind decides to venture out from the seclusion of the rest of her kind in Dreamdark to hunt down devils who have escaped their ancient bottles, she chooses a gang of faithful crows to help her on her mission that turns out to be more dangerous than she could have ever imagined.
Hardcover Chapter Book. Ages 9 & up.
Out-of-Print. Only 1 copy available.

Blackbringer PP6302 $17.99 Our Price $15.29

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