• Those Shoes

    by Maribeth Boelts Year Published: 2012 Fiction

    All Jeremy wants is a pair of those shoes like the ones everyone at school seems to be wearing. Though Jeremy's grandma says they don't have room for "want," just "need," when his old shoes fall apart at school, he is more determined than ever to have those shoes, even a thrift-shop pair that's the wrong size. But sore feet aren't much fun, and Jeremy soon sees that the things he has — warm boots, a loving grandma, and the chance to help a friend — are worth more than the things he wants.

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  • Enemy Pie

    by Derek Munson Year Published: 2000

    It's a perfect summer. That is, until Jeremy Ross moves into the house down the street and becomes neighborhood enemy number one. Luckily Dad has a surefire way to get rid of enemies: Enemy Pie. But part of the secret recipe is spending an entire day playing with the enemy!

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  • Big Red Lollipop

    by Rukhsana Khan Year Published: 2010 Fiction

    Rubina has been invited to her first birthday party in America, but her mother insists that she bring along her little sister. Little Sana behaves as badly as Rubina imagines she will, and even eats Rubina's precious lollipop. And yet, when Sana is invited to her first American party, Rubina is not spiteful toward her little sister and explains to their mother that in America children aren't expected to bring their siblings to parties.

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  • Yesterday, I Had the Blues

    by Jeron Ashford Frame Year Published: 2008

    Ever had the blues? Yesterday one boy had them bad--not just the ordinary blues, the "deep down in my shoes" blues, the "go away Mr. Sun quit smilin' at me" blues. But today he's traded in those blues for greens, the "runnin' my hands along the hedges" greens, the kind of greens that make him want to be Somebody.

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  • Last Stop On Market Street

    by Matt de la Pena Year Published: 2015

    Every Sunday after church, CJ and his grandma ride the bus across town. But today, CJ wonders why they don't own a car like his friend Colby. Why doesn’t he have an iPod like the boys on the bus? How come they always have to get off in the dirty part of town? Each question is met with an encouraging answer from grandma, who helps him see the beauty—and fun—in their routine and the world around the

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  • Keena Ford and the Second-Grade Mix-Up

    by Melissa Thomson Year Published: 2009 Fiction

    Meet an irrepressible young lady with a flair for getting into trouble! Sassy, fun-loving Keena Ford always tries to do the right thing, but somehow, she just keeps making things worse.

    This laugh-out-loud book by first-time author Melissa Thomson has short chapters and lively illustrations, making it perfect for beginning readers.

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  • The Best Seat in Second Grade

    by Katharine Kenah Year Published: 2011

    Sam brings his hamster buddy on the class field trip to the science museum…but disaster strikes when George jumps from Sam’s pocket into the museum’s Hamster Habitat.

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