Chapter Books to Read Aloud Together

Butler, Emily, 1968- author.

Freya, a penguin, and Zoose, a mouse, become friends while stowaways on Salomon August Andrée's 1897 hot air balloon expedition to the North Pole.

Elliott, Zetta, author.

In Brooklyn, nine-year-old Jax joins Ma, a curmudgeonly witch who lives in his building, on a quest to deliver three baby dragons to a magical world, and along the way discovers his true calling.

Erdrich, Louise.

Omakayas, a seven-year-old Native American girl of the Ojibwa tribe, lives through the joys of summer and the perils of winter on an island in Lake Superior in 1847.

Gaiman, Neil.

While picking up milk for his children's cereal, a father is abducted by aliens and finds himself on a wild adventure through time and space.

Henkes, Kevin.

Seven-year-old Billy Miller starts second grade with a bump on his head and a lot of worries, but by the end of the year he has developed good relationships with his teacher, his little sister, and his parents and learned many important lessons.

Howe, Deborah, 1946-1978.

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Kelly, Jacqueline, author.

"When Travis discovers an abandoned baby skunk, he can't help but bring it home and take care of it. Stinky, as Travis names him, settles in pretty well. But when Travis discovers Stinky's litter-mate, Winky, who is in need of some help, things get complicated around the Tate house" --Publisher description.

Medina, Juana, 1980- author.

A spunky young girl from Colombia loves playing with her canine best friend and resists boring school activities, especially learning English, until her family tells her that a special trip is planned to an English-speaking place.

Pennypacker, Sara, 1951-

Waylon, a boy with the mind of a scientific genius and the vulnerable heart of an eight year old, is trying to understand his older sister and deal with changes among the kids at school.

Perkins, Lynne Rae, author, illustrator.

"The sea is salty and stretches for miles. The waves keep waving. The sand is hot. The gulls are diving. The dolphins are jumping. And the sisters--little sister, big sister, true sisters, secret sisters--are ready for summer" --Publisher description.

Salisbury, Graham.

When a hurricane causes the river near his Hawaiian home to flood, a boy named Calvin Coconut makes a daring rescue.

Summaries provided by DPL's catalog unless otherwise noted. Click on each title to view more information.

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