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Fresh Reads for Kids – November 2013

Prep for the holiday season with our new list of Fresh Reads for Kids. This time of year is a whirlwind for children, imaging toys and celebrations during the holidays. Help them switch gears to appreciate the books they receive during this time from their local library with our list of interesting and engaging reads. Whether well-known characters are coming back for a new adventure or new characters arise that they can treasure for a lifetime, children will be able to get lost in a book and come back down to Earth from their holiday haze. View samples below or the entire list.

Goosebumps Most Wanted #6 – Creature Teacher: The Final Exam by R.L. Stinegoosebumps the final exam

The classic Goosebumps Most Wanted characters are at it again. With the characters on the loose, Tommy realizes he’s in a bit of trouble. His family is obsessed with winning and sends Tommy to camp for him to become a “winner.” Upon arrival at the camp, Tommy realizes something isn’t quite right. His fellow camp members are so competitive it’s as if their life depends on it. Everything boils down to The Final Exam…will Tommy make it out alive? Learn more and order here.

Mesmer Menace by K.R. Hamiltonmesmer menace

Wally Kennewickett is surrounded by gadgets and gears as a young inventor. He lives with his family in the Amazing Automated Inn with his dog Noodles. His parents are genius scientists that, one day, receive a summons from Theodore Roosevelt, leaving Wally and Noodles home alone. In his parent’s absence, Wally and Noodles must tackle evil mesmers who are trying to control powerful people’s minds. Will Wally and Noodles succeed in their quest? Learn more and order here.

Amelia Bedelia Joins the Club by Herman Parishamelia bedelia joins the club

Amelia loves her school and her classmates. They all play together, unless it’s raining outside. When it rains, their group divides into “The Puddle Jumpers” and “The Puddle Stompers.” Both clubs want Amelia to join, but she doesn’t want to choose between her friends. In the end, Amelia devises a solution that surprises everyone! As a Level 1 I Can Read book, kids will be able to sound out new words to add to their vocabulary, all while being entertained by Amelia’s antics. Learn more and order here.

Biscuit Loves the Library by Alyssa Satin Capucillibiscuit loves the library

In honor of Read to a Pet Day at the library, Biscuit is overwhelmed with fun activities! He explores the library to play with puppets, listen to audio books, and chat with his friends. Before he leaves, a librarian helps him discover the activity that he will love the most. Children will learn to love reading and libraries with this My First I Can Read book all while enjoying the adventures of our favorite puppy, Biscuit. Learn more and order here.


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