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Director Madge Slavec Spotlights Books for Young Readers

The SpiderWick Chronicles
by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi

The Grace children discover the magic of another world without leaving this one, in this New York Times bestselling series. (Fiction 7 to 11)

Rebel Genius
by Michael Dante DiMartino

Strange creatures, exciting adventures, and mysteries galore inspire readers of this first book in a new series. (Fiction 10 to 14)

Trouble Next Door
by Karen English (book 4 of The Carver Chronicles)

A really mean kid at school moves next door to Calvin, who makes sure that this kid never sees him. (Fiction 6 to 10)

The Secrets of Hexbridge Castle
by Gabrielle Kent

Alfie Bloom just inherited a magical castle and that's only the first of his problems. (Fiction 8 to 12)

Reviews of these children's books can be found at Kirkus Reviews online

The Squeaky Door
by Margaret Read MacDonald

Here's a story about Grandma, Little Boy, and the squeeeaky door. Will you be scared?

Otto Goes To School
by Todd Parr

Otto is starting school and he is excited and a little worried about what it will be like.

A Ball for Daisy
by Chris Raschka

Look at the pictures and tell the story in your own words.

Ladybug Girl
by David Somar and Jacky Davis

Ladybug Girl is definitely not little; she can prove it!

Creepy Carrots
by Aaron Reynolds

Jasper Rabbit loved carrots until they started following him . . .