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Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born

Rating: (80 reviews) Author: Jamie Lee Curtis Publisher: HarperTrophy Product Description Tell me again about the night I was born. Tell me again how you would adopt me and be my parents. Tell me again about the first time you held me in your arms. Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell, author and illustrator of […]

Fancy Nancy Sees Stars (I Can Read Book 1)

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Jane O’Connor Publisher: HarperTrophy Product Description Nancy absolutely adores stars. She loves how they sparkle in the sky, and she can even name the constellations. Nancy can hardly wait for her class visit to the planetarium! Young readers will delight in this newest addition to the Fancy Nancy I Can Read […]

My Parents Think I’m Sleeping (I Can Read Book 3)

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Jack Prelutsky Publisher: HarperTrophy Product Description From reading under the covers to watching shadows dance on the wall, these fourteen vigorous verses show that a child’s life begins at bedtime! Amazon.com Review The childhood ritual of being put to bed has been a source of inspiration for children (and frustration for […]


Rating: (3 reviews) Author: Stephanie S. Tolan Publisher: HarperTrophy Product Description Learning to walk again is the easy part. For twelve-year-old Charley, recovering from the accident that shattered her leg is nowhere near as difficult as facing the solitude of a summer without her best friend and with a father who does nothing, now, but […]

The Secret Knowledge of Grown-Ups

Rating: (23 reviews) Author: Publisher: HarperTrophy Amazon.com “Don’t jump on your bed!” “Don’t bite your nails!” Parents sure seem to have a lot of rules. To make matters worse, the reasons behind the rules often don’t seem to make any sense. Could there be other, secret purposes behind these perpetual parental pleadings? Such is the […]

A Lion to Guard Us

Rating: (19 reviews) Author: Clyde Robert Bulla Publisher: HarperTrophy Book Description `A favorite author uses an actual incident from 1609 to base a story of three impoverished children left alone in London who make their way to the Virginia colony in search of their father. . . . Fine engrossing historical fiction.’ —TE. Notable 1981 […]

All the Colors of the Earth (Mulberry Books)

Rating: (10 reviews) Author: Publisher: HarperTrophy Product Description Celebrate the colors of children and the colors of love–not black or white or yellow or red, but roaring brown, whispering gold, tinkling pink, and more.

A Tree Is Nice

Rating: (17 reviews) Author: Janice May Udry Publisher: HarperTrophy Product Description Trees are beautiful. They fill up the sky. If you have a tree, you can climb up its trunk, roll in its leaves, or hang a swing from one of its limbs. Cows and babies can nap in the shade of a tree. Birds […]

The Mouse and the Motorcycle

Rating: (79 reviews) Author: Beverly Cleary Publisher: HarperTrophy Amazon.com “Pb-pb-b-b-b. Pb-pb-b-b-b.” With these magic vocables, Ralph the mouse revs up a dream come true–his very own motorcycle. Living in a knothole in a hotel room, young Ralph has seen plenty of families come and go, some more generous with their crumbs than others. But when […]

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle (rpkg) (HarperClassics)

Rating: (406 reviews) Author: Avi Publisher: HarperTrophy Product Description A vicious captain, a mutinous crew — and a young girl caught in the middle Not every thirteen-year-old girl is accused of murder, brought to trial, and found guilty. But I was just such a girl, and my story is worth relating even if it did […]

Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key (Joey Pigza Books)

Rating: (222 reviews) Author: Jack Gantos Publisher: HarperTrophy Amazon.com Joey Pigza has problems. Big problems. He was emotionally abused by his grandmother. He has never met his dad. He can’t get along in his elementary school classroom because of his mood swings and his “dud meds.” We gradually see that Joey must have Attention Deficit […]

The Flat Stanley Collection Box Set (Flat Stanley)

Rating: (13 reviews) Author: Jeff Brown Publisher: HarperTrophy Product Description Stanley Lambchop is just a normal boy, with a normal younger brother named Arthur, and two normal parents. That is, until a bulletin board falls on him during the night and flattens him to half an inch thick! From this point on, Stanley will never […]


Rating: (24 reviews) Author: Beverly Cleary Publisher: HarperTrophy Product Description Socks is one happy cat…. He lives with a nice young couple called Brickers who play with him, pet him, feed him treats, and always have a warm lap for him to sit in. Then a new baby joins the family Suddenly, the Brickers are […]

Old Yeller (rpkg) (HarperClassics)

Rating: (123 reviews) Author: Fred Gipson Publisher: HarperTrophy Product Description At first, Travis couldn’t stand the sight of Old Yeller The stray dog was ugly, and a thieving rascal, too. But he sure was clever, and a smart dog could be a big help on the wild Texas frontier, especially with Papa away on a […]

Dear Mr. Henshaw (rpkg) (HarperClassics)

Rating: (152 reviews) Author: Beverly Cleary Publisher: HarperTrophy Product Description Although her books have been enjoyed by generations of kids, Beverly Cleary herself didn’t enjoy reading as a child at least not at first. In first grade she was grouped with the slowest readers in her class. Amazon.com When, in second grade, Leigh writes to […]

Septimus Heap Box Set: Books 1 and 2 (Septimus Heap)

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Angie Sage Publisher: HarperTrophy Product Description Enter the world of Septimus Heap With heart-stopping action, humor, and endearing characters, Septimus Heap is an internationally bestselling fantasy sesries

Chrysanthemum (rpkg)

Rating: (69 reviews) Author: Publisher: HarperTrophy Amazon.com Until Chrysanthemum started kindergarten, she believed her parents when they said her name was perfect. But on the first day of school, Chrysanthemum begins to suspect that her name is far less than perfect, especially when her class dissolves into giggles upon hearing her name read aloud. That […]

A Writer’s Notebook: Unlocking the Writer within You

Rating: (16 reviews) Author: Ralph Fletcher Publisher: HarperTrophy Amazon.com Ages 8-12. Fans of Harriet the Spy who want to try keeping their own writer’s notebook will appreciate this inspiring handbook. Written in a direct, non-condescending style, writer-to-writer, it offers realistic, experienced advice on how to keep notes and use them to create stories and poems. […]

Julius, the Baby of the World

Rating: (37 reviews) Author: Publisher: HarperTrophy Amazon.com For children who are facing the arrival of a new sibling, Julius, the Baby of the World makes for great biblio-therapy. At first, big sister Lilly thought it might be fun to have a new baby in the family. But when her parents repeatedly coo, “Julius is the […]

Owl at Home (I Can Read Book 2)

Rating: (31 reviews) Author: Publisher: HarperTrophy Product Description Welcome to Owl’s cozy home. Owl lives by himself in a warm little house. One evening he invites Winter to sit by the fire. Another time he finds strange bumps in his bedroom. And when Owl goes for a walk one night, he makes a friend that […]

The Grouchy Ladybug

Rating: (65 reviews) Author: Publisher: HarperTrophy Product Description The Grouchy Ladybug Eric Carle. Progressing through a series of brilliantly colored die-cut pages, a bad-tempered braggart becomes a nicer, happier, better-behaved bug. The arrangement of the book also introduces concepts of comparative size and telling time. 48 pages. Trim sizeÊ10 1/4″ x 10 1/4″.

Little Bear Boxed Set: Little Bear, Father Bear Comes Home, and Little Bear’s Visit

Rating: (12 reviews) Author: Else Holmelund Minarik Publisher: HarperTrophy Product Description To celebrate Little Bear’s thirty-fifth anniversary, three paperback editions in the series—Little Bear, Father Bear Comes Home, and Little Bear’s Visit—have been slipcased in a boxed gift set for a whole new generation of children.

Fancy Nancy and the Boy from Paris (I Can Read Book 1)

Rating: (7 reviews) Author: Jane O’connor Publisher: HarperTrophy Product Description There’s a new boy in school, and he’s from Paris. Nancy cannot believe her luck. But this Parisian may not be as fancy as Nancy expects!

Septimus Heap, Book Three: Physik (Septimus Heap)

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Angie Sage Publisher: HarperTrophy Product Description When Silas Heap unSeals a forgotten room in the Palace, he releases the ghost of a Queen who lived five hundred years earlier. Queen Etheldredda is as awful in death as she was in life, and she’s still up to no good. Her diabolical plan […]

It Looked Like Spilt Milk

Rating: (17 reviews) Author: Publisher: HarperTrophy Product Description The white shape silhouetted against a blue background changes on every page. Is it a rabbit, a bird, or just spilt milk? Children are kept guessing until the surprise ending?and will be encouraged to improvise similar games of their own.

Little Blue and Little Yellow

Rating: (12 reviews) Author: Publisher: HarperTrophy Book Description Little blue and little yellow share wonderful adventures. One day, they can’t find one another. When they finally meet, they are overjoyed. They hug until they become green. But where did little blue and little yellow go? Are they lost?

Starlight (Warriors: The New Prophecy, Book 4)

Rating: (49 reviews) Author: Erin Hunter Publisher: HarperTrophy Book Description The Clans have finally arrived in their new home, and now they must struggle to establish territories and learn the hidden dangers of this unfamiliar world. Most importantly, they must find a replacement for the Moonstone—a place to communicate with StarClan. But more than one […]

The Important Book

Rating: (33 reviews) Author: Margaret Wise Brown Publisher: HarperTrophy Amazon.com “The important thing about rain is/ that it is wet./ It falls out of the sky,/ and it sounds like rain,/ and makes things shiny,/ and it does not taste like anything,/ and is the color of air./ But the important thing about rain is […]

Wayside School Boxed Set: Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger, Wayside School is Falling Down, Sideway Stories from Wayside School

Rating: (42 reviews) Author: Louis Sachar Publisher: HarperTrophy Book Description A Crazy Mixed-up School. There’d been a terrible mistake. Wayside School was supposed to be built with thirty classrooms one on top of the other…thirty stories tall! (The builder said he was very sorry.) That may be why all kinds of funny things happen at […]

I Stink!

Rating: (53 reviews) Author: Kate Mcmullan Publisher: HarperTrophy Amazon.com “I stink!” How can you not love such swagger and candor? And Kate and Jim McMullan’s big-eyed, loudmouthed garbage truck really must stink–by its own admission, and given all those smelly bags it’s been cramming into its huge back hopper. Most kids already love garbage trucks […]

Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink

Rating: (7 reviews) Author: Publisher: HarperTrophy Book Description When Gilbert writes two not-so-nice valentines to his classmates, his prank quickly turns into pandemonium. But there’s always time for a change of heart on Valentine’s Day.

My Weird School #21: Ms. Krup Cracks Me Up! (My Weird School)

Author: Dan Gutman Publisher: HarperTrophy Book Description A.J. thinks that nothing can possibly be as boring as a sleepover in the natural history museum. But anything can happen when Ms. Krup is in charge. The tour guide says that dinosaur skeletons come to life in the middle of the night. Is she right?

Fancy Nancy at the Museum (I Can Read Book 1)

Author: Jane O’connor Publisher: HarperTrophy Book Description Nancy’s class is going on a trip to the museum. Even after a bumpy bus ride, Nancy finds a way to make the day extra-fancy!

A Christmas Carol

Author: Charles Dickens, Stephen Krensky Publisher: HarperTrophy Book Description Scrooge was a miser. His money was his life. Then, one Christmas Eve, Scrooge received a trio of visitors who showed him not only the true meaning of Christmas, but the true meaning of life as well. Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol is one of the […]

Angels and Other Strangers (rpkg): Family Christmas Stories

Rating: (3 reviews) Author: Katherine Paterson Publisher: HarperTrophy Book Description `With her gifts of insight and compassion the author weaves [9 contemporary] stories about miracles of the Christmas season [in which] the lowly are raised up and the proud are brought low. The stories are deeply moving and filled with humor. They are based on […]

The Ramona Collection, Vol. 1: Ramona the Brave / Ramona and Her Father/Ramona the Pest/Beezus and Ramona

Rating: (7 reviews) Author: Beverly Cleary Publisher: HarperTrophy

Maria, a Christmas Story (An Avon Camelot Book)

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Theodore Taylor Publisher: HarperTrophy Book Description Eleven year old Maria Gonzaga didn’t know what compelled her to do such a foolish thing. She knew her father would be furious. Yet at that moment, the only thing that mattered was that she was entering her family in a big float competition and […]

Christmas Around the World

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Mary D. Lankford Publisher: HarperTrophy Book Description Ethiopian fringed umbrellas; star-shaped Filipino parol lanterns;candlelit Swedish St. Lucia crowns-Mary Lankford bringstogether Christmas traditions from twelve different lands,like decorations on a splendid tree.

Christmas Stories (Little House Chapter Book)

Rating: (3 reviews) Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder Publisher: HarperTrophy Book Description Gentle adaptations of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s celebrated Little House stories have been gathered together here in two new titles in our Little House Chapter Book series. In Christmas Stories, join Laura and her family for some pioneer Christmas celebrations. Christmas on the frontier means […]

Lemony Snicket: The Unauthorized Autobiography (A Series of Unfortunate Events)

Rating: (133 reviews) Author: Lemony Snicket Publisher: HarperTrophy Amazon.com Lemony Snicket: The Unauthorized Autobiography is bizarre, abstruse (“a word which here means ‘cryptic’”), and truly entertaining. Would you expect anything less from the mystery man behind A Series of Unfortunate Events (The Bad Beginning, The Ersatz Elevator, etc.)? Virtually every detail of the volume has […]

Thanksgiving at the Tappletons’ (reillustrated edition)

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Eileen Spinelli Publisher: HarperTrophy Book Description You’re invited to Thanksgiving dinner with the Tappletons, the nicest family of wolves you’ll ever meet! But be prepared for a big surprise when it’s time to bring out the turkey and trimmings …

Inch by Inch

Rating: (5 reviews) Author: Publisher: HarperTrophy Product Description Inch By Inch Leo Lionni. A winsome, winning inchworm, proud of his ability to measure anything under the sun, finds out that his is a lifesaving skill, too, when a hungry bird gets a little too close. Paperback. Grade Level: 2-4

Bedtime for Frances (Trophy Picture Books)

Rating: (50 reviews) Author: Russell Hoban Publisher: HarperTrophy Amazon.com It’s bedtime for young Frances–an adorable and irrepressible little badger–and everyone is ready but her. At 7:00 p.m. Frances is wide awake and bursting with youthful excitement. She tries every delay tactic she can muster–from demanding extra hugs and kisses to volleying a series of urgent […]


Rating: (188 reviews) Author: Jerry Spinelli Publisher: HarperTrophy Amazon.com Donald Zinkoff is one of the greatest kids you could ever hope to meet. He laughs easily, he likes people, he loves school, he tries to rescue lost girls in blizzards, he talks to old ladies. The only problem is, he’s a loser. Until fourth grade, […]

Biscuit Goes to School (My First I Can Read)

Rating: (5 reviews) Author: Alyssa Satin Capucilli Publisher: HarperTrophy Book Description Share the love of reading with your beginner reader! I Can Read books are widely recognised as the premier line of beginner readers. Inaugurated in 1957 with Else Holmelund Minarik’s Little Bear, illustrated by Maurice Sendak, the series has grown to over 200 titles, […]

Ramona the Pest (Ramona Quimby)

Rating: (66 reviews) Author: Beverly Cleary Publisher: HarperTrophy Amazon.com The engaging tale of young Ramona Quimby’s first days in kindergarten, Ramona the Pest takes a pint-sized perspective on the trials and delights of beginning school. Ramona can’t wait to learn all the important things. But she’s disappointed when her teacher can’t fill in missing parts […]

Houses and Homes (Around the World Series)

Rating: (5 reviews) Author: Ann Morris Publisher: HarperTrophy Book Description The world is full of houses. Big houses and little houses. Houses that stay in one place and houses that move from place to place. Some houses are made of wood or stone; others are made from mud or straw. But all of them are […]

The Darkest Hour (Warriors, Book 6)

Rating: (105 reviews) Author: Erin Hunter Publisher: HarperTrophy Book Description ThunderClan’s darkest hour is upon them, as Tigerstar’s quest for power plunges all the Clans into the most terrible danger any cat has ever faced. In order to save his Clan and his friends, Fireheart must uncover the meaning of an ominous proclamation from StarClan: […]

Stanley’s Christmas Adventure (Flat Stanley)

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Jeff Brown Publisher: HarperTrophy Book Description Who will save Christmas? Santa Claus is not his usual, jolly self. In fact, he’s in a terrible mood. He doesn’t believe that children appreciate Christmas anymore. This year, he has decided that he is not going to deliver any Christmas presents! Luckily, his daughter, […]

Splish, Splash! (My First I Can Read)

Rating: (3 reviews) Author: Sarah Weeks Publisher: HarperTrophy Book Description Rub-a-dub-dub! Chub the fish loves to scrub in his tub. One day his friends come to call. They want to splish and splash too. Can a tub so small hold them all?