NEWEST EARLY READER THRU 9 YEAR OLD (2004)

New or reprints of favorite books for the young reader. Reporters are our summer youth "Treasures in the Cove" reporters.


The Best Halloween Ever Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780060278625
Availability: Out of Print
Published: HarperCollins - July 27th, 2004

"The Herdman kids are the worst! They are such troublemakers. They mayor has finally had enough, and decided to take away Halloween trick-or-treating! The school has a Halloween party that is "Herdman-free". but once the Hermans find out, the plans change! Can this be the best Halloween ever or have the Herdmans ruined it?" Reporter Giuliana D.

"The mayor cancels Halloween because of the Herman kids. Can that be it?" Reporter Joe


Owen Foote, Mighty Scientist Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780618430161
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Clarion Books - September 20th, 2004

"Owen Foote wants to be in Mr. Waszak's science class. But he has to win a prize in the science fair. His project is about how animals grow extra body parts." Reporter Joey B.

"It is a story about 2 boys and their adventures trying to make a great science fair project." Reporter Joe M.

Owen Foote wants to be a real scientist with a white lab coat. He"d like to spend the next school year in Mr. Waszak"s fourth-grade class, where science is king. Owen figures that Mr. Waszak will let him and his friend Joseph in if they can win first prize in the school science fair. But the "project," a uromastyx lizard named Chuck, isn"t exactly cooperative. The boys come up with another idea that seems like a winner, but once again, unruly personal feelings seem to be undermining the scientific method. It takes an inspired blend of science and friendship to get them back on track. Fast-paced and funny, this new story treats themes of competition, ambition, squeamishness, and loyalty in the appealing style Owen Foote fans have come to expect.


Molly McGinty Has a Really Good Day Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385325882
Availability: Special Order
Published: Wendy Lamb Books - September 28th, 2004

"Molly is having a bad day. Can she survive having a black eye? Will she ever find her journal and will she be embarrassed with her grandmother at her school? And is a boy a friend or a boyfriend?" Reporter Natalie M.

Molly learns her wacky grandma was coming to spend the day at school with her. Now she's lost her notebook with everything that matters in it, including her homework; has a black eye; has torn her skirt. And it's only 9 a.m. Can things get any worse?


The Pepins and Their Problems Cover Image
By Polly Horvath, Marylin Hafner (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780374358174
Availability: Special Order
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - March 4th, 2008

"The Pepins have crazy problems taht they can't solve on their own. It's a good thing they have an author with a psychic antennae to contact readers with wacky solutions." Reporter Nina M.

Horvath invites readers to guide the plight of a problem-prone family Whether it's waking up to find toads in their shoes, becoming trapped on the roof, or searching for cheese when their cow makes only lemonade, the Pepin family always seem to get into the most bizarre scrapes. Lucky for them, they have an author with large psychic antennae and great problem-solving readers who can join the Pepins on their hilarious adventures. And they need all the help they can get! In this joyfully absurd romp Polly Horvath is in top comedic form, and Marylin Hafner's pictures add to the fun.


Alice Cover Image
By Lex Nakashima (Editor), Lela Dowling (Illustrator), Chris Weiman (Adapted by)
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ISBN: 9780971633834
Availability: Special Order
Published: About Comics - January 2004

"This is the twisted story of Alice in Wonderland in which Alice is a bit more snappy and rude. It is also more funny than the original." Reporter Nina M.

A full graphic novel adaptation of Lewis Carroll's classic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. An adventurous girl falls into a rabbit hole and finds herself transformed to a bizarre, zany, and fun world.