Holiday Recommendations - Kids 5-7 Fiction

Marya Khan and the Incredible Henna Party (Marya Khan #1) By Saadia Faruqi, Ani Bushry (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Saadia Faruqi, Ani Bushry (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781419761164
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 18th, 2022

Perfect for fans of Ivy & Bean and Dory Fantasmagory, this is the start of a charming new chapter book series about a third-grader whose plans may backfire but whose persistence and heart are inspiring.

Marya’s eighth birthday is coming up in a week, and all she wants is an over-the-top birthday party just like the ones Alexa, her rich neighbor, always throws.


The FRUSTRATING Book! (An Unlimited Squirrels Book) By Mo Willems Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781368074827
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Published: Hyperion Books for Children - October 18th, 2022

From Mo Willems, creator of the revolutionary, award-winning, best-selling Elephant & Piggie books, comes this breakout beginning-reader series, Unlimited Squirrels.

An ensemble cast of Squirrels, Acorns, and pop-in guests hosts a page-turning extravaganza. Each book features a funny, furry adventure AND bonus jokes, quirky quizzes, nutty facts, and so, so many Squirrels.


The Poodle of Doom: A Branches Book (Pets Rule! #2) By Susan Tan, Wendy Tan Shiau Wei (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Susan Tan, Wendy Tan Shiau Wei (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781338756364
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - October 4th, 2022

Ember and the other neighborhood pets face their toughest enemy yet: an evil mastermind poodle, named FLUFFY!

Pick a book. Grow a Reader!

This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers.


The Bad Guys in the Others?! (The Bad Guys #16) By Aaron Blabey Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781338820539
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - November 1st, 2022

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE!

"I wish I'd had these books as a kid. Hilarious!" -- Dav Pilkey, creator of Captain Underpants and Dog Man

They may look like Bad Guys, but these wannabe heroes are doing good deeds... whether you like it or not in this New York Times bestselling illustrated series.

OK.


Audrey L and Audrey W: True Creative Talents: Book 2 By Carter Higgins, Jennifer K. Mann (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Carter Higgins, Jennifer K. Mann (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781452183954
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Published: Chronicle Books - October 11th, 2022

For lovers of Ivy + Bean, Clementine, and Dory Fantasmagory, this adorable chapter book series is about the adventures of two best friends with the same name.

There's a lot going on in Room 19.
A sleepover? A talent show? And worst of all, new table groups?!

Audrey L and Audrey W were destined to be friends.


Guarding the Invisible Dragons: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #22) By Tracey West, Matt Loveridge (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Tracey West, Matt Loveridge (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781338776904
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - September 6th, 2022

Drake and the other Dragon Masters must help save a nest of baby Invisible Dragons in the latest action-packed installment of this New York Times bestselling series!

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This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers.


The Underland: A Branches Book (The Last Firehawk #11) By Katrina Charman, Judit Tondora (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Katrina Charman, Judit Tondora (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781338832525
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - November 1st, 2022

Tag, Skyla, and Blaze must travel to a new land to save Perodia, in this action-packed fantasy series!

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This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers.


Goats for Christmas: Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet By Jacqueline Kelly, Jennifer L. Meyer (Illustrator) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781627798792
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - September 13th, 2022

Featuring the charming characters from Jacqueline Kelly's Newbery Honor Book The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, this exciting chapter book series introduces young readers to Callie Vee and the rough-and-tumble world of turn-of-the-century Texas. With illustrations by Jennifer L. Meyer, Goats for Christmas is a holiday story you won't want to miss!


The Animal Rescue Agency #1: Case File: Little Claws By Eliot Schrefer Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780062982346
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - January 11th, 2022

New York Times bestselling author Eliot Schrefer introduces a delightful and dynamic animal duo in a race against time to save a polar bear cub in the first book of this hilarious and heartwarming middle grade series about friendship and conservation.


Party Animals: A Cranky Chicken Book 2 By Katherine Battersby, Katherine Battersby (Illustrator) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781534470217
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - June 28th, 2022

Cranky Chicken and Speedy the worm are back in another laugh-out-loud, brightly illustrated, and heartwarming chapter book as Speedy tries to plan a party for a hungry Chicken—sure to delight fans of Narwhal and Jelly and The Bad Guys!

Cranky Chicken is super high on the crank-o-meter! And hungry.


An Elephant & Piggie Biggie! Volume 5 (Elephant and Piggie Book, An) By Mo Willems Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781368072243
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Published: Hyperion Books for Children - October 18th, 2022

For the fifth time ever, best friends Elephant and Piggie have five BIGGIE adventures in one book!

From award-winning, best-selling author and illustrator Mo Willems, this BIGGIE bind-up of Elephant & Piggie adventures will make readers want to celebrate!


Pete the Cat Storybook Favorites: Groovy Adventures By James Dean, James Dean (Illustrator), Kimberly Dean Cover Image
By James Dean, James Dean (Illustrator), Kimberly Dean
$13.99
ISBN: 9780062868411
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Published: HarperCollins - September 6th, 2022

Pete the Cat sets off in search of adventure in these seven super cool stories—together in the second volume of Pete the Cat storybook favorites by New York Times bestselling creators Kimberly and James Dean!


Frog and Toad Storybook Favorites: Includes 4 Stories Plus Stickers! (I Can Read Level 2) By Arnold Lobel, Arnold Lobel (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Arnold Lobel, Arnold Lobel (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9780062883124
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Published: HarperCollins - February 19th, 2019

A great value! Four complete Frog and Toad stories PLUS a detachable sheet of stickers! 

Celebrate the power of friendship with all four of the beloved Frog and Toad I Can Read stories by Arnold Lobel in one volume—now with a sticker sheet!


5-Minute Ada Twist, Scientist Stories (The Questioneers) By Gabrielle Meyer Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781419762789
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 25th, 2022

A charming storybook collection of sweet tales based on the Netflix series starring Ada Twist—perfect for read-alouds or bedtime!

Revisit some of your favorite episodes of the Netflix series, in print for the first time, with this gifty storybook collection.


The Princess in Black and the Mermaid Princess By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781536225792
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Published: Candlewick - September 13th, 2022

There’s trouble under the sea! Can the Princess in Black and her new mermaid friend put a stop to a big blue kraken’s shenanigans?


Sir Ladybug By Corey R. Tabor, Corey R. Tabor (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Corey R. Tabor, Corey R. Tabor (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780063069060
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Published: Balzer + Bray - March 29th, 2022

From Caldecott Honoree and two-time Geisel Award–winning author-illustrator Corey R. Tabor, this is a fresh and funny young graphic novel series sure to delight readers. Perfect for fans of Catwad, Bird & Squirrel, and Narwhal & Jelly.


Get Well, Eva: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #16) By Rebecca Elliott, Rebecca Elliott (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Rebecca Elliott, Rebecca Elliott (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781338745405
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - March 1st, 2022

Eva Wingdale has a hurt wing, in this New York Times bestselling early chapter book series just-right for newly independent readers.

Pick a book. Grow a Reader!

This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers.


The Secret of the Jade Bangle By Linda Trinh, Clayton Nguyen (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Linda Trinh, Clayton Nguyen (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781773217161
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Published: Annick Press - October 18th, 2022

"Engaging and empowering"--STARRED review, Nonstop Reader

A charming early chapter book series that explores Vietnamese culture and identity through the eyes of the Nguyen siblings, with elements of the supernatural, spirituality, and social justice woven in.


The Further Adventures of Miss Petitfour (The Adventures of Miss Petitfour) By Anne Michaels, Emma Block (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Anne Michaels, Emma Block (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735268210
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Published: Tundra Books - August 30th, 2022

For fans of Mary Poppins, heroine Miss Petitfour and her feline friends return for more flights of fancy in this cozy, charming collection of illustrated stories.
 


Mia Mayhem and the Cat Burglar By Kara West, Leeza Hernandez (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kara West, Leeza Hernandez (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781665917216
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Published: Little Simon - August 2nd, 2022

Mia and her cat, Chaos, come face-to-face with the Cat Burglar in this twelfth adventure of the Mia Mayhem chapter book series!

Chaos Macarooney, Mia’s cat, gets a special invitation to the PITS! Turns out it’s Bring Your Pet to the PITS Day! Chaos can be a handful sometimes, so Mia has no idea how the day with go, but she’s excited all the same.


Too Small Tola and the Three Fine Girls By Atinuke, Onyinye Iwu (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Atinuke, Onyinye Iwu (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781536225174
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Published: Candlewick - October 18th, 2022

Too Small Tola is back—and as determined as ever—in a second trio of winning stories about a diminutive heroine with a big-big heart.


The Underdogs Catch a Cat Burglar By Kate Temple, Jol Temple, Shiloh Gordon (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kate Temple, Jol Temple, Shiloh Gordon (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780593526965
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Published: Razorbill - September 6th, 2022

“The Underdogs will have young readers HOWLING with laughter, SNIFFING for clues, and BARKING with delight.” —Andrew McDonald and Ben Wood, creators of the Real Pigeons series
 


Wind Riders #4: Whale Song of Puffin Cliff By Jen Marlin, Marta Kissi (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jen Marlin, Marta Kissi (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780063029392
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Published: HarperCollins - August 16th, 2022

Join Max and Sofia, two kids trying to save the environment one problem at a time with their magical sailboat. Their latest mission? Cleaning up the plastic waste that's hurting puffins and belugas in Iceland.


Yasmin in Charge By Saadia Faruqi, Hatem Aly (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Saadia Faruqi, Hatem Aly (Illustrator)
$5.95
ISBN: 9781515842729
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Published: Picture Window Books - March 1st, 2019

In this collection of four stories, Yasmin takes charge of some sticky situations At home, at school, or out and about, Yasmin faces challenges head on with creativity and quick thinking. Whether she's creating a new recipe, finding a way to rescue a stuck toy for a little friend, or calming down monkeys (and classmates ), a clever solution to any problem is just around the corner.


Wishypoofs and Hiccups (Zoey and Sassafras #9) By Asia Citro, Marion Lindsay (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Asia Citro, Marion Lindsay (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781943147953
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Published: Innovation Press - November 16th, 2021

Fans in the Stands (The Kicks) By Alex Morgan Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781534428102
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 5th, 2022

From FIFA World Cup Champion, Olympic gold medalist, and bestselling author Alex Morgan comes the twelfth and final book in an empowering and fun-filled middle grade series about soccer and friendship.

There are only two games separating the Kicks from the regional championship title.