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Early Elementary

By the time they're in first or second grade, not only are kids learning to read, many are beginning to read on their own. Nurture your early readers with some of our tried & true favorites.

Babar the King
Ages: 6+
Book Description: This third title about Babar and his family follows the elephants as they build a magnificent city: Celesteville. Life is peaceful and contented, everyone has a job to do, and celebrations are frequent. But one fateful day a snake bites the Old Lady and Babar fears that he may lose his oldest friend.

Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Ages: 6+
Book Description: "Don't be fooled by the title of this seriocomic ode to success; it's not 'Climb Every Mountain,' kid version. All journeys face perils, whether from indecision, from loneliness, or worst of all, from too much waiting. Seuss' familiar pajama-clad hero is up to the challenge, and his odyssey is captured vividly in busy two-page spreads evoking both the good times (grinning purple elephants, floating golden castles) and the bad (deep blue wells of confusion). Seuss' message is simple but never sappy: life may be a 'Great Balancing Act,' but through it all 'There's fun to be done.'"

Surprise! Surprise! (Sweet Valley Kids #1)
Ages: 5+
Book Description: Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield love being identical twins. They look and dress alike, and they do everything together. Now the twins are about to celebrate their seventh birthday, and they are going to plan their own party. First they invite their whole second-grade class. Then they decide on the food and decorations. Jessica and Elizabeth also buy each other surprise presents. And when they see what they've bought each other, they get the biggest surprise of all!

Runaway Hamster (Sweet Valley Kids #2)
Ages: 5+
Book Description: Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield love being the only twins in their second-grade class. They wear matching outfits to school every day and always sit together. But twins don't always like the same things. Elizabeth is excited about taking the class hamster, Tinkerbell, home for winter vacation. But Jessica thinks Tinkerbell is disgusting. When it's Jessica's turn to feed the hamster, she forgets to shut the cage door tightly--and Tinkerbell escapes! Will the twins find Tinkerbell? If they don't, what will they tell their friends?

The Twins' Mystery Teacher (Sweet Valley Kids #3)
Ages: 5+
Book Description: Who's Mr. Marshall? Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield are identical twins who sit side by  side in their second-grade class. When their teacher  is out with the flu, everyone changes seats, and  the substitute teacher can't figure out who anyone is -- especially Jessica and Elizabeth! That's when the new substitute teacher arrives. Mr.  Marshall is very strict, and the class is on its  best behavior. Then the twins see Mr. Marshall  getting into a police car. Could he be a dangerous  criminal? When the class finds out who he really is,  they are in for a big surprise!

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Classic Starts)
Ages: 7+
Book Description: "Tom Sawyer liked adventures, which means he was always getting in trouble." Searching for treasure, witnessing a murder, getting caught in a bat cave, tricking others into doing his work, running away with Huckleberry Finn--Tom Sawyer's antics and mischief-making are sheer, child-pleasing delight. Every boy and girl should experience the joy and fun of this classic tale.

The Adventures of Robin Hood (Classic Starts)
Ages: 7+
Book Description: He robbed from the rich and gave to the poor, and had escapades enough to please any adventure-loving child. Now even the youngest readers can have the chance to enter Sherwood Forest with Robin's band of merry men, and meet such unforgettable characters as Friar Tuck, Little John, Allan-a-Dale, the nasty Sheriff of Nottingham, and wicked King John. Every moment of the story is filled with action and excitement.

The Three Musketeers
Ages: 7+
Book Description: All for one and one for all! That’s the rallying cry of the Musketeers—guards of the French King—and the call to adventure for young readers enjoying their first taste of Dumas’ classic swashbuckler. Aramis, Athos, Porthos, and the not-quite-yet Musketeer D’Artagnan use their wits and their swords to battle an evil Cardinal, the traitorous Milady, and other enemies of the French court.

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*Book descriptions via Amazon.com