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Have you already read all of the Magic Tree House and Junie B. Jones books? Are you looking for a different series at the same reading level? Try one of these series to keep you reading all year long! 


Anyone but me Cover
Nancy E Krulik
undefined John & Wendy
Katie Carew wishes she could be anyone but herself, and turns into a hamster. First in the Katie Kazoo, Switcharoo series.
J FIC Kru
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Dec 3, 2012
Horrible Harry and the green slime Cover
Suzy Kline
Frank Remkiewicz
Follows the school activities of second-graders, Harry and Doug, as they participate in a secret mission to celebrate "Charlotte's Web," learn how to make green slime, and put on a skit warning about the dangers of smoking.
J FIC Kli
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Dec 3, 2012
Ivy + Bean Cover
Annie Barrows
Sophie Blackall
When seven-year-old Bean plays a mean trick on her sister, she finds unexpected support for her antics from Ivy, the new neighbor, who is less boring than Bean first suspected.
J FIC Bar
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Dec 3, 2012
Judy Moody Cover
Megan McDonald
Peter Reynolds
Third grader Judy Moody is in a first day of school bad mood until she gets an assignment to create a collage all about herself and begins creating her masterpiece, the Me collage. First book in the Judy Moody series.
J FIC McD
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Dec 3, 2012
Lunch lady and the cyborg substitute Cover
Jarrett Krosoczka
The school lunch lady is a secret crime fighter who uncovers an evil plot to replace all the popular teachers with robots.
J FIC Kro
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Dec 3, 2012
Marvin Redpost, kidnapped at birth? Cover
Louis Sachar
Neal Hughes
Red-haired Marvin is convinced that the reason he looks different from the rest of his family is that he is really the lost prince of Shampoon.
J FIC Sac
Book
Dec 3, 2012
Mercy Watson to the rescue Cover
Kate DiCamillo
Chris Van Dusen
After Mercy the pig snuggles to sleep with the Watsons, all three awaken with the bed teetering on the edge of a big hole in the floor. First in the Mercy Watson series.
J FIC DiC
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Dec 3, 2012
Miss Daisy is crazy! Cover
Dan Gutman
Jim Paillot
Miss Daisy's unusual teaching methods surprise her second grade students, especially reluctant learner A.J. First in the My Weird School series.
J FIC Gut
Book
Dec 3, 2012
Never glue your friends to chairs Cover
Katherine Applegate
Brian Biggs
When the first-graders' bee antennae would not stay on their heads and the drummers would not stay in their seats for the open house play, Roscoe decides to help by using the "don't-you-dare" glue. First in the Roscoe Riley Rules series.
J FIC App
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Dec 3, 2012
Rocky Cover
Ellen Miles
When Lizzie finds an advertisement in the paper for Rocky, a bulldog puppy who would prefer to sleep than be a guard dog, she becomes determined to find him a new home.
J FIC Mil
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Dec 4, 2012
Sarah, plain and tall Cover
Patricia MacLachlan
When their father invites a mail-order bride to come live with them in their prairie home, Caleb and Anna are captivated by their new mother and hope that she will stay
J FIC Mac
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Dec 3, 2012
Save the Earth! Cover
Abby Klein
Freddy's first-grade class is celebrating Earth Day with a challenge--if they can complete ten planet-friendly activities by the end of the week, Mrs. Wushy's students will be on the Green Team! But Freddy's worried: Will he have enough time to Go Green?
J FIC Kle
Book
Dec 4, 2012
Scooby-Doo! and the haunted castle Cover
James Gelsey
When the Mystery Machine gets a flat tire, the only place to stop is a creepy old castle. The man who owns the castle is having a dinner party and invites the gang, but an unexpected visitor shows up-- a ghost!
J FIC Gel
Book
Dec 3, 2012
Smarter than squirrels Cover
Lucy A Nolan
Mike Reed
Recounts the adventures of a rambunctious dog who thinks her name is Down Girl and her next door neighbor, Sit, as they try to keep the world safe from dangerous squirrels, the paper boy, and a frightening creature named Here Kitty Kitty.
J FIC Nol
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Dec 3, 2012
Sophie the Awesome Cover
Lara Bergen
Meet Sophie, a little girl with a big goal: to find the perfect title for herself. Look out --- here's Sophie the Awesome!
J FIC Ber
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Dec 4, 2012
Stink : the incredible shrinking kid Cover
Megan McDonald
Peter Reynolds
. In Stink's first solo adventure, his special style comes through loud and strong-enhanced by a series of comic strips, drawn by Stink himself, which are sprinkled throughout the book. From "The Adventures of Stink in Shrink Monster" to "The Adventures of Stink in Newt in shining Armor," these very funny, homespun sagas reflect the familiar voice of a kid who pictures himself with super powers to deal with the travails of everyday life-including the occasional teasing of a bossy big sister!
J FIC McD
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Dec 3, 2012
Sugar Plums to the Rescue! Cover
Whoopi Goldberg
Triplets Jessica, JoAnn, and Jerzey and their friends in ballet class try to keep the building that houses The Nutcracker School from being torn down, while also trying to rescue a stray kitten.
J FIC Gol
Book
Dec 4, 2012
The captain contest Cover
Matt Christopher
Stephanie True Peters
Daniel Vasconcellos
Dewey loves to draw and wants to enter the soccer team logo contest, but he does not want to win the grand prize--being team captain. Part of the Soccer Cats series.
J FIC Chr
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Dec 3, 2012
The case of Hermie the missing hamster Cover
James Preller
J FIC Pre
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Dec 3, 2012
The Zombie Zone Cover
Ron Roy
Reports of zombies and grave-robbers alarm the people of a Louisiana swampland village, but Ruth Rose, Josh, and Dink begin to suspect that the supernatural may not be the cause of the eerie occurrences.
J FIC Roy
Book
Dec 4, 2012
Vampires don't wear polka dots Cover
Debbie Dadey
Marcia Thornton Jones
John Steven Gurney
The third grade at Bailey Elementary was very hard to handle, until a strange new teacher named Mrs. Jeepers arrived. First in the Bailey School Kids series.
J FIC Dad
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Dec 3, 2012
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Nancy E Krulik
undefined John & Wendy
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Abby Klein
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Suzy Kline
Frank Remkiewicz
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James Gelsey
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Annie Barrows
Sophie Blackall
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Lucy A Nolan
Mike Reed
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Megan McDonald
Peter Reynolds
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Peter Reynolds
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Louis Sachar
Neal Hughes
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Kate DiCamillo
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Daniel Vasconcellos
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Jim Paillot
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Brian Biggs
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Ron Roy
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Ellen Miles
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Debbie Dadey
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