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Reading Lists

  • BCC Assertiveness

    Picture books and biographies to inspire conversations about our BCC trait of assertiveness - finding one's voice, standing up for oneself and being an "upstander" or ally for others.

  • Books to help cope with grief and loss

    A collection of picture books, novels and nonfiction books that can help families discuss death and the range of emotions associated with the loss of a loved one.

  • BCC Empathy

    These books include picture books and chapter books to start conversations about empathy, our BCC trait for November.

  • Graphic Novels

    Amulet, Babymouse, Smile, Quest and many more!

  • Service Learning: Animals in Danger

    Nonfiction books and a chapter book about taking care of endangered animals and protecting animal habitats.

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Popular Titles

  • Monsters Beware!Monsters Beware!

    Aguirre, Jorge Augusto.

    ". . . Claudette's town hosts the annual Warrior Games. After some sneaky maneuvering, Claudette manages to gets herself, Marie, and Gaston chosen as her town's representatives. But none of Claudette's past battles has prepared her for this. And to make matters worse, they must stop the vicious Sea Queen andher evil children from using the Warrior Games to free the dark Wizard Grombach and conquer the world!"--Provided by publisher.

  • Making friendsMaking friends

    Gudsnuk, Kristen.

    Sixth grade was so much easier for Danny. All her friends were in the same room and she knew exactly what to expect out of life. Now that she's in seventh grade, she's in a new middle school, her friends are in different classes and forming new cliques, and she is totally, completely lost. What Danny really needs is a new best friend! So when she inherits a magic sketchbook from her eccentric great-aunt in which anything she sketches in it comes to life, she draws Madison, the most amazing, perfect, and awesome best friend ever. The thing is, even when you create a best friend, there's no guarantee they'll always be your best friend. Especially when they discover they've been created with magic!.

  • Dog man #5 / Lord of the FleasDog man #5 / Lord of the Fleas

    Pilkey, Dav, 1966-

    When a gang of evil villains comes to town, Dog Man must get the help of Cat Kid, a robot, and his archnemesis Petey, the World's Most Evil Cat, to defeat them. But can Petey lay aside his evil ways long enough to see the mission through?.

  • Diary of a wimpy kid #13Diary of a wimpy kid #13 : The Meltdown

    Kinney, Jeff.

    When snow closes Greg Heffley's middle school, he and his best friend, Rowley Jefferson, face a fight for survival as warring gangs turn the neighborhood into a wintry battlefield.

  • Dog Man #2 / Dog Man UnleashedDog Man #2 / Dog Man Unleashed

    Pilkey, Dav, 1966-

    "Dog Man ... is still learning a few tricks of the trade. Petey the cat is out of the bag, and his criminal curiosity is taking the city by storm. Something fishy is going on! Can Dog Man unleash justice on this ruffian in time to save the city, or will Petey get away with the purr-fect crime?"--Amazon.com.

  • Suee and the ShadowSuee and the Shadow

    Ly, Ginger.

    When Suee transfers to the dull and ordinary Outskirts Elementary, she doesn't expect to hear a strange voice speaking to her from the darkness of the school's exhibit room, and she definitely doesn't expect to see her shadow come to life.

  • Hilo #2 / Saving the whole wide worldHilo #2 / Saving the whole wide world : Saving the Whole Wide World

    Winick, Judd, author, illustrator.

    Hilo and his friends must save the world from monsters from another dimension.

  • The Only Living Boy #1The Only Living Boy #1 : Prisoner of the Patchwork Planet

    Gallaher, David, 1975-

    Lost, without his memory, twelve-year-old Erik Farrell must navigate a world of mad science, monsters and mayhem on a savage patchwork planet.

  • India the Moonstone fairyIndia the Moonstone fairy

    Meadows, Daisy, author.

    Fairy fans will adore this whimsical and lighthearted chapter book series, with a special fairy at the center of the story.

  • SpeedSpeed

    Clement, Nathan, 1966-

    Revving up behind a pace car, a competitive group of stock cars takes off with a wave of the green flag and engages in an action-packed race filled with squealing tires, bumps, spins, and rushing support crews, in an illustrated story that also features bird's-eye views of a speedway.

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