Charkie and Mouse Even Better

Heartwarming follow-up to the award-winning beginning chapter book Charlie & Mouse

This funny story teaches the importance of family, humor, and a big heart : In this follow-up to Laurel Snyder’s award-winning beginning chapter book Charlie & Mouse, the two brothers prepare to celebrate one very special birthday: their mom’s! Follow along as they choose the best pancakes, hunt for presents, decorate with snakes, and more. Things don’t go exactly as planned . . . but with plenty of humor and heart, Charlie and Mouse prove that sometimes when things aren’t perfect, what they turn out to be is even better.

  • Perfect chapter book and first book series for early readers
  • Relatable characters and story line
  • Author Laurel Snyder and illustrator Emily Hughes are the creators of the award-winning beginning chapter book Charlie & Mouse

Fans of I Need a New Butt!, Are You My Mother? and Bob’s Books will love book 3 in the series, Charlie & Mouse Even Better.

Funny story teaches the importance of family, humor, and a big heart with the lovable Charlie and Mouse.

  • Family read aloud book
  • Books for kids ages 5-8
  • Elementary school chapter books
  • Books for grades 1-4
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Charlie and Mouse and Grumy

The follow-up to 2018 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award winner Charlie & Mouse by Laurel Snyder.

i>Charlie & Mouse & Grumpy: Book 2 is the heartwarming story of two brothers as they enjoy a special visit from their grandpa Grumpy.

Follow along as they discuss life, sing the wrong songs, build blanket forts, and much more.

• This funny and adorable set of stories celebrates the bond between children and grandparents, as well as imagination, creativity, and play
• Models real friendship among siblings
• Paired with effervescent illustrations by Emily Hughes

This touching celebration of family will enchant readers ages 4 to 8, as well as the adults that read with them.

Charlie & Mouse & Grumpy is filled with four hilarious stories and two inventive brothers, making it one irresistible beginning chapter book—now in paperback form!

• A wonderful gift for parents, caregivers, kids, as well as teachers and librarians who love the adventures of Charlie and Mouse
• The second book in the award-winning early chapter book series
• Perfect for young readers who are moving into longer books and loved Henry and Mudge by Cynthia Rylant, Frog and Toad are Friends by Arnold Lobel, and Nate the Great by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

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My Jasper June

“This book is a treasure—a touching story of friendship, loss, and finding beauty in the everyday, with characters who stay with you long after you’ve turned the final page. I absolutely loved it.”—R. J. Palacio, New York Times bestselling author of Wonder

Laurel Snyder, author of Orphan Island, returns with another unforgettable story of the moments in which we find out who we are, and the life-altering friendships that show us what we can be.

The school year is over, and it is summer in Atlanta. The sky is blue, the sun is blazing, and the days brim with possibility. But Leah feels. . . lost. She has been this way since one terrible afternoon a year ago, when everything changed. Since that day, her parents have become distant, her friends have fallen away, and Leah’s been adrift and alone.

Then she meets Jasper, a girl unlike anyone she has ever known. There’s something mysterious about Jasper, almost magical. And Jasper, Leah discovers, is also lost.

Together, the two girls carve out a place for themselves, a hideaway in the overgrown spaces of Atlanta, away from their parents and their hardships, somewhere only they can find.

But as the days of this magical June start to draw to a close, and the darker realities of their lives intrude once more, Leah and Jasper have to decide how real their friendship is, and whether it can be enough to save them both.

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Orphan Island

A National Book Award Longlist title!

“A wondrous book, wise and wild and deeply true.” —Kelly Barnhill, Newbery Medal-winning author of The Girl Who Drank the Moon

“This is one of those books that haunts you long after you read it. Thought-provoking and magical.” —Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson series

In the tradition of modern-day classics like Sara Pennypacker’s Pax and Lois Lowry’s The Giver comes a deep, compelling, heartbreaking, and completely one-of-a-kind novel about nine children who live on a mysterious island.

On the island, everything is perfect. The sun rises in a sky filled with dancing shapes; the wind, water, and trees shelter and protect those who live there; when the nine children go to sleep in their cabins, it is with full stomachs and joy in their hearts.

And only one thing ever changes: on that day, each year, when a boat appears from the mist upon the ocean carrying one young child to join them—and taking the eldest one away, never to be seen again.

Today’s Changing is no different. The boat arrives, taking away Jinny’s best friend, Deen, replacing him with a new little girl named Ess, and leaving Jinny as the new Elder. Jinny knows her responsibility now—to teach Ess everything she needs to know about the island, to keep things as they’ve always been.

But will she be ready for the inevitable day when the boat will come back—and take her away forever from the only home she’s known?

“A unique and compelling story about nine children who live with no adults on a mysterious island. Anyone who has ever been scared of leaving their family will love this book” (from the review, which named Orphan Island a best book of 2017).

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