Reading Count Books

Clements, Andrew. No Talking. The noisy fifth grade boys of Laketon Elementary School challenge the equally loud fifth grade girls to a "no talking" contest.

Cole, Henry. A Nest for Celeste. Celeste, a mouse longing for a real home, becomes a source of inspiration to teenaged Joseph who is an assistant to the artist and naturalist John James Audubon, at a New Orleans, Louisiana, plantation in 1821.

Colfer, Chris. The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell. Through the mysterious power of a cherished book of stories, twins Alex and Conner leave their world behind and find themselves in a foreign land full of wonder and magic where they come face-to-face with the fairytale characters they grew up reading about. Series

Cronin, Doreen. Chicken Squad: The First Misadventure. Dirt, Sweetie, Poppy and Sugar, the chicks of the Chicken Squad, must figure out what is making Tail the squirrel so afraid. Series

Crum, Shutta. Thomas and the Dragon Queen. The princess must be rescued from the Dragon Queen, and the smallest squire-in-training, 13-year- old Thomas, rises to the challenge of this quest.

Dahl, Roald. The BFG.  Sophie is kidsnatched from her orphanage by a BFG--Big Friendly Giant--and the two set out to save the world.

Davies, Jacqueline. The Magic Trap. Evan Treski is trying his hand at magic with his little sister’s help while the unexpected appearance of a hurricane and their long-lost father make for some interesting twists. Series

Desmond, Jenni. The Blue Whale. This nonfiction picture book, draws children into the life and world of this enormous whale by putting facts within a familiar context that is fun and engaging.

DiCamillo, Kate. Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures. A girl named Flora and a squirrel named Ulysses, whose life was saved by Flora after he was involved in an incident with a vacuum cleaner, team up to use Ulysses’ superpowers to conquer villains and protect the weak.

Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee. Grandma and the Great Gourd: A Bengali Folk Tale. On her way to visit her daughter on the other side of the jungle, Grandma encounters a hungry fox, bear, and tiger, and although she convinces them to wait for her return trip, she still must find a way to outwit them all.

Edgers, Geoff. Who Is Stan Lee? A biography of comic book author and creator Stan Lee. 


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