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Fiction for Early Elementary 2020

Fun chapter books and series for early elementary readers. 

Cover of Rosie Revere and the Rauco
David Roberts
Amulet Books

When Rosie is unable to invent a contraption to help one of Aunt Rose's Raucous Riveters friends, she calls on classmates Iggy Peck and Ada Twist to help.

Cover of Chick and Brain: Smell My
Candlewick Press

Chick likes to follow the rules. Brain might not be as smart as he looks. And Spot just wants to eat lunch. In a graphic reader loaded with verbal and visual humor, Cece Bell offers a comical primer on good manners gone awry. Simple, silly, and perfectly suited for its audience, this tale of Chick and Brain's constant misunderstandings and miscommunications proves once again that Cece Bell is a master at meeting kids where they are.

Cover of Beneath the Bed and Other
Letizia Rubegni
Acorn/Scholastic Inc.

The kids at school dare John to visit the old house on the hill at night, and when he and his sister go in they find dusty dishes set on the table, a book open like it is waiting for a reader, and something hiding under the bed in the attic--and that is only one of the five scary stories with unexpected twists that are included in this collection.

Cover of Stella Diaz Never Gives Up
Roaring Book Press

A story about a shy Mexican-American girl who becomes an environmental activist and makes a difference in her community. Stella gets a big surprise when her mom plans a trip to visit their family in Mexico! Stella loves marine animals, and she can't wait to see the ocean for the first time...until she arrives and learns that the sea and its life forms are in danger due to pollution.

Cover of Dog Days (Carver Chronicle
Laura Freeman
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Gavin wants to make a good impression at Carver Elementary, where no one knows he excels at soccer and skateboarding, but an annoying big sister, a bully, and his great aunt's Pomeranian are not helping.

Cover of Yasmin In Charge
Hatem Aly
Picture Window Books

Yasmin, a Muslim, Pakistani American girl, takes charge of some sticky situations! At home, at school, or out and about, Yasmin faces challenges head on with creativity and quick thinking in this collection of four stories.

Cover of Juana & Lucas
Candlewick Press

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.

Cover of Accidental Trouble Magnet
Nasaya Mafaridik
G.P. Putnam’s Sons

Imaginative Omar goes through the ups and downs of starting a new school and making new friends with the help of his wonderful (and silly) Muslim family.

Cover of Rise of the Earth Dragon (
Branches/Scholastic Inc.

Eight-year-old Drake is snatched up by the King's soldiers and taken to the castle where he is told by the wizard Griffith that he has been chosen to be a Dragon Master like Ana, Rori, and Bo--and his first task will be to discover whether his dragon, Worm, has any special powers.