Cameron, Ann. Julian, Secret Agent

When Julian, his little brother Huey, and their friend Gloria decide to be "crime busters," they find themselves in one adventure after another.

Dahl, Roald. Matilda

Matilda applies her untapped mental powers to rid the school of the evil, child-hating headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, and restore her nice teacher, Miss Honey, to financial security.

Flood, Pansie Hart. It’s Test Day, Tiger Turcotte

Already so worried about the big second grade test that his stomach is upset, seven-year-old Tiger Turcotte, whose parents are Black, Meherrin Indian, and Hispanic, gets stuck on the question about race.

Gannett, Ruth Stiles. My Father’s Dragon

A young boy determines to rescue a poor baby dragon who is being used by a group of lazy wild animals to ferry them across the river on Wild Island.

Grey, Mini Traction Man is Here!

Traction Man, a boy's courageous action figure, has a variety of adventures with Scrubbing Brush and other objects in the house.

Gramatky, Hardie. Little Toot

A scrappy little tugboat learns that he is stronger than he thinks.

Jenkins, Emily. Toys Go Out Being the Adventures of a Knowledgeable Stingray, a Toughy Little Buffalo, and Someone Called Plastic

Six stories relate the adventures of three best friends, who happen to be toys.

Lowry, Lois. Gooney Bird Greene

A most unusual new student who loves to be the center of attention entertains her teacher and fellow second graders by telling absolutely true stories about herself, including how she got her name.

Pivin, Hanoch. What Presidents Are Made Of

Through a review of fun facts, personal traits, and amusing anecdotes, young readers can learn about the personalities behind the men who became the president of the nation.
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Prelutsky, Jack. It’s Raining Pigs and Noodles

A collection of humorous poems such as "The Dancing Hippopotami," "You Can't Make Me Eat That," "My Father's Name is Sasquatch," and "Dear Wumbledeedumble."

Scieszka, Jon. Science Verse

When the teacher tells his class that they can hear the poetry of science in everything, a student is struck with a curse and begins hearing nothing but science verses that sound very much like some well-known poems.

Shulman, Mark. Mom and Dad are Palindromes

When Bob realizes that he is surrounded by palindromes, from his mom, dad, and sis Anna to his dog Otto, he discovers a way to deal with the palindrome puzzle. j793.734 SHULMAN

Woodson, Jacqueline. Show Way

The making of "Show ways," or quilts which once served as secret maps for freedom-seeking slaves, is a tradition passed from mother to daughter in the author's family.