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A Series of Unfortunate Events written by Lemony Snicket, illustrated by [2]
Ages 10-up

Thirteen books have been published in Lemony Snicket's darkly hilarious collection. Explore our feature and find out more about these unusual books and their mysterious author, Lemony Snicket. You won't want to miss this unique and very funny reading experience!

Alex Rider written by Anthony Horowitz, illustrated by John Blackford
Ages 8-12

Alex Rider is not a "typical" teenager. Following the untimely death of his beloved uncle, Alex is recruited by Britain's top-secret intelligence agency to investigate some of the most high profile and dangerous men in the world. Alex is quite reluctant to take on such a huge responsibility, and who can blame him? He's only 14 years old and he has his entire life ahead of him; more importantly, he needs time to mourn his tragic loss. Ultimately though, Alex chooses to accept his mission and help rid the world of evil.

Ages 8-12
In a fading town, far from anyone he knew or trusted, a young Lemony Snicket began his apprenticeship in an organization nobody knows about. He started by asking questions that shouldn't have been on his mind. Now he has written an account that should not be published, in four volumes that shouldn't be read.
 
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Ages 4-8

Attention boys and girls, it's time for a vocabulary quiz! (But don't worry, there are only two questions and we'll give you the answers). First question: What is an idiom? An idiom is a word or phrase that says one thing but means another. You may have heard people say "I'm so hungry I could eat a horse." Well, they don't really want to eat a horse --- they're just very hungry. Second question: What is a homonym?

Ages 7-up

 

American History sound like a boring topic? It sure doesn't have to be, not with cool books like the American Girls Collection from Pleasant Company. Read on as Kidsreads brings you all the info about these feisty all-American heroines!

The THE AMERICAN GIRLS Collections is actually several series put together. Kaya, Felicity, Josefina, Kirsten, Addy, Samantha, Kit and Molly all live in America; but their lives and circumstances are as different as the times they inhabit. From Kaya's world of the Nez Perce Indians to the World War II era of Molly, you will be totally caught up with the girls and their adventures. In fact, we bet that you'll be so into the American Girls Collection, you won't even notice that you're learning tons of stuff! Read on as Kidsreads brings you all the info about these feisty all-American heroines!

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Angelina written by Katharine Holabird; illustrated by Helen Craig
Ages 4-8

One of the most charming series for young girls stars a little white mouse wearing pink slippers and a pink tutu. Her name is Angelina, and she just loves to dance. She wants to become a famous ballerina someday, but in the meantime, she shares some great adventures with her cousin Henry, her best friend Alice, and all the other mouselings from the village where they live.

Ages 8-12
A rip-roaring series about two very different cat brothers and their adventures on sea and land.
 
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Ages 9-12

Set in two sharply contrasting realms --- the aboveground world that humans inhabit and the imaginative underground netherworld where "the People" (otherwise known as fairies, gnomes, goblins and trolls) reside --- the Artemis Fowl series is an interspecies fantasy thrill ride that will keep readers alternately holding their breath in suspense and laughing out loud during many comic moments.

Ages 7-9

Arthur the aardvark is everywhere these days. Many of you know him from his top-rated TV show on PBS. And some of you may know him from the pre-PBS era, as star of the Arthur Adventure picture books that Marc Brown first introduced 20 years ago. But no matter how you met, to know Arthur is to love him.

Ages 6-9

From the mind of Marc Brown comes the Arthur series, which has sold over 65 million books in the United States alone. The subsequent apps, e-books and television shows are enjoyed by children in more than 80 countries around the world. The books and television series have won numerous awards including the New York Times Bestseller list, several Emmys and The George Foster Peabody Award for Excellence in Broadcasting (way to go, Arthur!).

Ages 10-12

The New York Times called Ava and Pip “a love letter to language. Told in an inviting diary format, the Ava and Pip is an endearing story about friendship, family, identity and inspiration. Outgoing Ava loves her older sister, Pip, but can’t understand why Pip is so reserved and never seems to make friends with others. When Ava uses her writing talents to help her sister overcome her shyness, both girls learn the impact their words and stories can have.