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39 Clues series

The Maze of Bones, by Rick Riordan
Listen to Rick Riordan introduce the series and read an excerpt from The Maze of Bones
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43 Old Cemetery Road series

Dying to Meet You, by Kate Klise, illustrated by M. Sarah Klise
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A to Z Mysteries series

The Absent Author, by Ron Roy
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Adventures of the Bailey School Kids series

Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots, by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thornton Jones, illustrated by John Steven Gurney
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Alex Rider series

Stormbreaker, by Anthony Horowitz, illustrated by John Blackford
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Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls series

Best Friends and Drama Queens, by Meg Cabot
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American Girl series

Meet Molly, by Valerie Tripp
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Anna Hibiscus series

Anna Hibiscus, by Atinuke, illustrated by Lauren Tobia
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Artemis Fowl series

Artemis Fowl, by Eoin Colfer
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Babymouse series

Queen of the World!, by Jennifer L. Holm, illustrated by Matthew Holm
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Bad Kitty series

Bad Kitty Gets a Bath, by Nick Bruel
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Baseball Card Adventures series

Honus & Me, by Dan Gutman
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Birchbark House series

The Birchbark House, by Louise Erdrich
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Biscuit series

Biscuit, by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illustrated by Pat Schories
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Books of Ember series

The City of Ember, by Jeanne DuPrau
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Boxcar Children series

The Boxcar Children, by Gertrude Chandler Warner
Listen to Wendy McClure introduce and read an excerpt from The Boxcar Children
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Boy Sherlock Holmes series

Eye of the Crow, by Shane Peacock
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Brixton Brothers series

The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity, by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Adam Rex
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Cam Jansen series

Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds, by David A. Adler, illustrated by Susanna Natti
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Captain Underpants series

The Adventures of Captain Underpants, by Dav Pilkey
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Chicken, Pig, Cow series

Chicken, Pig, Cow, by Ruth Ohi
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City Trilogy series

City of Fire, by Laurence Yep
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Clementine series

Clementine, by Sara Pennypacker, illustrated by Marla Frazee
Listen to Sara Pennypacker introduce the series and read an excerpt from Clementine
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid series

Diary of a Wimpy Kid, by Jeff Kinney
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Doll People series

The Doll People, by Ann M. Martin and Laura Godwin, illustrated by Brian Selznick
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Encyclopedia Brown series

Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective, by Donald J. Sobol
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Franklin the Turtle series

Hurry Up, Franklin, by Paulette Bourgeois, illustrated by Brenda Clark
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Fudge series

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, by Judy Blume
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Goosebumps series

Welcome to Dead House, by R.L. Stine
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Guardians of Ga'hoole series

The Capture, by Kathryn Lasky
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Hank the Cowdog series

The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog, by John R. Erickson, illustrated by Gerald L. Holmes
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Hank Zipzer series

Niagara Falls, or Does It?, by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver
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Horrible Harry series

Horrible Harry in Room 2B, by Suzy Kline, illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz
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Inheritance Cycle series

Eragon, by Christopher Paolini
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Ivy and Bean series

Ivy and Bean, by Annie Barrows, illustrated by Sophie Blackall
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Joey Pigza series

Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key, by Jack Gantos
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Junie B. Jones series

Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus, by Barbara Park, illustrated by Denise Brunkus
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Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo series

Anyone But Me, by Nancy Krulik, illustrated by John & Wendy
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Long Way From Chicago series

A Long Way From Chicago, by Richard Peck
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Lunch Lady series

Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute, by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
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Magic School Bus series

The Magic School Bus at the Waterworks, by Joanna Cole, illustrated by Bruce Degen
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Magic Tree House series

Dinosaurs Before Dark, by Mary Pope Osborne, illustrated by Salvatore Murdocca
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Marty Chan Mystery series

The Mystery of the Frozen Brains, by Marty Chan
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Matt Christopher Sports series

The Kid Who Only Hit Homers, by Matt Christopher
Listen to Dale Christopher introduce and read an excerpt from The Kid Who Only Hit Homers
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Mercy Watson series

Mercy Watson to the Rescue, by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by Chris Van Dusen
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Missing series

Found, by Margaret Peterson Haddix
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Mouse and Mole series

Upstairs Mouse, Downstairs Mole, by Wong Herbert Yee
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Nate the Great series

Nate the Great, by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, illustrated by Marc Simont
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Olympians series

Zeus: King of the Gods, by George O'Connor
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Pain & the Great One, The series

Soupy Saturdays with the Pain and the Great One, by Judy Blume, illustrated by James Stevenson
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Picture Book Biography series

A Picture Book of George Washington, by David A. Adler, illustrated by John Wallner
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Piper Reed series

Piper Reed, Navy Brat, by Kimberly Willis Holt, illustrated by Christine Davenier
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Redwall series

Redwall, by Brian Jacques, illustrated by Gary Chalk
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Rex Zero series

Rex Zero and the End of the World, by Tim Wynne-Jones
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Rotten School series

The Big Blueberry Barf-Off!, by R.L. Stine, illustrated by Trip Park
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Sassy series

Little Sister Is Not My Name!, by Sharon M. Draper
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Scary Tales series

I Scream, You Scream!, by James Preller, illustrated by Iacopo Bruno
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Seymour Simon Science series

Wolves, by Seymour Simon
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Shadow Children series

Among the Hidden, by Margaret Peterson Haddix
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Spiderwick Chronicles series

The Field Guide, by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi
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Stevie Diamond Mystery series

How Come the Best Clues Are Always in the Garbage?, by Linda Bailey, illustrated by Pat Cupples
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Time Warp Trio series

Knights of the Kitchen Table, by Jon Scieszka, illustrated by Adam McCauley
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Wayside School series

Sideways Stories from Wayside School, by Louis Sachar, illustrated by Adam McCauley
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Witness to Disaster series

Volcanoes, by Dennis Brindell Fradin and Judith Bloom Fradin
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Zack Files series

Great-Grandpa's in the Litter Box, by Dan Greenburg, illustrated by Jack E. Davis
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Ziggy and the Black Dinosaurs series

The Buried Bones Mystery, by Sharon M. Draper, illustrated by Jesse Joshua Watson
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