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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
Andrea
Beaty
David Roberts
Amulet Books
2018

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 Beneath the Bed and Other
Max
Brallier
Letizia Rubegni
Acorn/Scholastic Inc.
2019

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
Angela
Dominguez
Roaring Book Press
2020

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
Karen
English
Laura Freeman
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
2013

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 Layla and the Bots: Happy
Vicky
Fang
Christine Nishiyama
Branhes
2020

While Layla and her three Bots (Beep, Boop, and Bop) are setting up for their rock band's performance, she gets some bad news, Happy Days Amusement Park is closing; Layla thinks she has the perfect solution: turn the place into an amusement park for dogs--but the new rides have to pass a safety inspection before Happy Paws Amusement Park can open.

Cover of Yasmin In Charge
Saadia
Faruqi
Hatem Aly
Picture Window Books
2019

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
Meg
Medina
Candlewick Press
2016

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 Sadiq and the Desert Star
Siman
Nuurali
Anjan Sarkar
Picture Window Books
2019

Sadiq's father is going on a business trip, but before he goes he tells Sadiq a story of the Desert Star, which fits in perfectly with Sadiq's third grade class field trip to the planetarium, and inspires Sadiq to build a simple telescope to study the stars when his father returns.

Cover of Accidental Trouble Magnet
Zanib
Mian
Nasaya Mafaridik
G.P. Putnam’s Sons
2019

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 (
Tracey
West
Branches/Scholastic Inc.
2014

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.