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Winter Reading Program - Chapter Books and Graphic Novels (Kids)

The Winter Reading Program encourages children to read for pleasure and is for grades K-5. Check out these new middle grade chapter and series books as well as graphic novels that recently hit the shelves.

Diary of a wimpy kid : the deep end by Jeff Kinney

On their a cross-country camping trip, Greg Heffley and his family find themselves stranded at an RV park that's not exactly a summertime paradise and when the skies open up and the water starts to rise, the Heffleys wonder if they can save their vacation--or if they're already in too deep.

Sherlock Bones and the natural history mystery by Renée Treml

Prehistoric skeleton and museum detective Sherlock Bones and his stuffed-parrot sidekick, Watts, outmaneuver a sneaky raccoon to track down a missing Royal Blue Diamond

So done by Paula Chase

After a separation during the summer, best friends Metai and Jamila are reunited, but their friendship is threatened when they have to deal with the pressures of middle school, secrets, and auditions for a new gifted program.

Agent Moose by Mo O'Hara

Dedicating himself to solving all of Woodland HQ's mysteries, not-so-savvy secret agent and master of disguise Anonymoose, assisted by brainy sidekick Owlfred, investigates a rival's suspicious case-solving streak to retain his own status as the Best Secret Agent in the Big Forest.

Tombs of Egypt by Bill H Doyle

Invites readers to choose between three different paths to escape an ancient Egyptian tomb.

The lost fairy tales by Anna (Anna Lois) James

When eleven-year-old Tilly Pages joins Oskar and his family on a Christmas trip to Paris, she and her friend bookwander into the land of fairy tales, where someone--or something--is causing chaos.

The ghost at Dawn's house by Ann M Martin

Convinced there is a ghost in her house, Dawn sets out to investigate the spooky noises and happenings in her home

Cat Kid comic club by Dav Pilkey

"Li'l Petey, Flippy, and Molly introduce twenty-one rambunctious, funny, and talented baby frogs to the art of comic making. As the story unwinds with mishaps and hilarity, readers get to see the progress, mistakes, and improvements that come with practice and persistence"--

Heidi Heckelbeck pool party! by Wanda Coven

Trying to raise money for her swim team's caps and goggles, Heidi Heckelbeck organizes a pool party during a super-hot summer week for the kids in her neighborhood.

Eruption at Krakatoa by Katrina Charman

A parakeet, a rhinoceros, and a tiger must team up to survive the catastrophic eruption of Krakatoa.

Rise of Zombert by Kara LaReau

While helping her best friend, Danny, film his latest horror flick, Mellie discovers a scraggly cat behind a dumpster outside the YummCo Foods factory. Mellie names the stray Bert and hides him in her room, knowing her parents won’t let her keep him. But soon Bert has decapitated all her stuffed animals, and before long he is leaving the headless corpses of birds and mice as gifts for her. Danny is convinced the cat is a zombie, living on the brains of his victims. But is that what is really going on?

Mindy Kim and the lunar new year parade by Lyla Lee

Even though it is her first Lunar New Year without her mother, Mindy Kim is determined to enjoy the day.

Civil War breakout by W Brown

Civil War, 1863. Virginia. Union soldiers Colonel Thomas Rose and Major A. G. Hamilton were captured by the Confederate Army and taken to Libby Prison, one of the most horrific prisons ever run--infamous for its overcrowded, vermin-infested conditions. But neither fear, nor darkness, nor squealing rats could keep Rose and Hamilton from freedom. They and other POWs would fight against the odds to attempt the largest prison escape in American history

Women's right to vote by Kate Messner

"Myths about the history of women's rights in the US--focusing on the ratification of the 19th Amendment--are debunked; the real deal of what happened is explained"--

The explorer's code by Allison K Hymas

Charlie, Anna, and Emily must overcome their differences and work together to solve various puzzles leading to the secret treasure a famous female explorer left in Idlewood Manor before the adults do.

Falcon of fury by Adam Blade

The majestic flying beast that watches over the Avaretti has been taken over by the forces of darkness. Join Team Hero aboard a fighter plane for an epic battle in the skies! Welcome to Hero Academy! Join Jack and your other new classmates at this secret school, where the lessons are more exciting than Maths and PE

Donut The Destroyer by Sarah Graley

In a world where everyone is born with a special abilities, Donut, the super-strong daughter of infamous villain parents, surprises her family and scheming best friend by deciding to attend the Lionheart School for Heroes.

The Cassandra Curse by Chantel Acevedo

"When a young Cuban American girl discovers that she's one of the nine muses of Greek mythology, she must use her newfound powers to help a brilliant classmate who is destined to save humanity"--

Catwad. 4 : four me? by Jim Benton

Collects the adventures of Catwad, a grouchy blue cat, and his best friend, a happy-go-lucky cat named Blurmp who can see the bright side of anything, as they play golf, bake a cake, and go camping.

Before the ever after by Jacqueline Woodson

ZJ's friends Ollie, Darry and Daniel help him cope when his father, a beloved professional football player, suffers severe headaches and memory loss that spell the end of his career.

Not your all-American girl by Madelyn Rosenberg

Sixth-graders Lauren and Tara have always done everything together so it is only natural that they both try out for their middle school musical play, about an "all-American" girl in 1958; Tara gets the lead role, as usual, because in the teacher's mind Lauren, half-Jewish and half-Chinese, does not fit the image of all-American girl--Lauren is hurt but resolved to support her friend, but her two grandmothers are furious and they intend to do something about it.

The dream weaver by Reina Luz Alegre

"Twelve-year-old Latinx Zoey navigates the tricky waters of friendship and family while searching for a way to save her grandfather's bowling alley from closing"--

Pine Island home by Polly Horvath

Orphaned and alone, the four McCready sisters, aged eight to fourteen, move to a house off the coast of British Columbia left them by their great aunt, and get by with the help of neighbors.

Fox & Rabbit. 1 by Beth Ferry

Easygoing Fox and anxious Rabbit seem like total opposites, but they are the best of friends, discovering their favorite things and overcoming their fears together.

How to disappear completely by Ali Standish

When Emma develops vitiligo, a skin condition, shortly after her grandmother's death, it changes her life completely, but when she tries to write in the journal which she and her grandmother shared to write fairy tales, comments like those her grandmotherused to write start to appear.
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