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BOOKLISTS

The librarians at The Robert R. Jones Library are pleased to be able to share their expertise in the form of these thoughtful and timely booklists.  These lists will be updated periodically to ensure the recommendations they contain remain current and relevant.  New lists will be added as they are created, and others removed after they have served their useful shelf life.

EIGHTH GRADE BOOKS

I WILL TAKE A NAP! by Mo Willems

Gerald is tired and cranky and wants to take a nap, but Piggie is not helping.

 FINDING WINNIE: THE TRUE STORY OF THE WORLD'S MOST FAMOUS BEAR by Lindsay Mattick

A woman tells her young son the true story of how his great-great-grandfather, Captain Harry Colebourn, rescued and learned to love a bear cub in 1914 as he was on his way to take care of soldiers' horses during World War I, and the bear became the inspiration for A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh.

FROG AND TOAD ARE FRIENDS by Arnold Lobel

Five tales recounting the adventures of two best friends - Frog and Toad.

THE CAT IN THE HAT by Dr. Seuss

Two children sitting at home on a rainy day are visited by the cat who shows them some tricks and games.

MERCY WATSON TO THE RESCUE by Kate DiCamillo

After Mercy the pig snuggles to sleep with the Watsons, all three awaken with the bed teetering on the edge of a big hole in the floor.

SNAPPSY THE ALLIGATOR by Julie Falatko

"Snappsy's ordinary day is interrupted by a meddling narrator."

THE WATERMELON SEED by Greg Pizzoli

After swallowing a watermelon seed, a crocodile imagines a scary outcome.

FLY GUY AND THE FRANKENFLY by Tedd Arnold

Buzz has a nightmare that his best friend Fly Guy has created a gigantic Frankenfly monster.

EVA'S TREETOP FESTIVAL by Rebecca Elliot

Having a Bloomtastic Festival at school to celebrate spring is a great idea--but Eva Wingdale, a young owl, discovers that it is also a lot of work, and there is nothing wrong with asking her friends for help.

PENNY AND HER MARBLE by Kevin Henkes

Penny feels guilty after taking a beautiful blue marble that she sees in Mrs. Goodwin's grass, but gets a pleasant surprise when she goes to return it the next day.

DANNY AND THE DINOSAUR by Syd Hoff

A little boy is surprised and pleased when one of the dinosaurs from the museum agrees to play with him.

WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBORWOOD

by Shawn Sheehy

In this pop-up book meet seven animal builders and see how their unique skills help them to survive -- and to live together in harmony in the neighborwood!

BATTLE BUNNY by Jon Scieszka

Alex, whose birthday it is, hijacks a story about Birthday Bunny on his special day and turns it into a battle between a supervillain and his enemies in the forest--who, in the original story, are simply planning a surprise party.

NANCY CLANCY, SECRET ADMIRER

by Jane O'Connor

When Nancy Clancy finds out that both her guitar teacher, Andy, and her favorite babysitter, Annie, have broken up with the people they were dating, she decides to make them fall in love on Valentine's Day.

THE STORY OF DIVA AND FLEA by Mo Willems

In the bustling city of Paris, a small yet brave dog, Diva, and an adventurous cat named Flea become two unlikely friends.

BALLET CAT: THE TOTALLY SECRET SECRET

by Bob Shea

While Ballet Cat and Sparkles the Pony are trying to decide what to play, they each share an important secret.

HENRY AND MUDGE AND THE TALL TREE HOUSE: THE TWENTY-FIRST BOOK OF THEIR ADVENTURES

by Cynthia Rylant

Henry is excited when his Uncle Jake builds him a tree house but worries that his dog Mudge will not be able to enjoy it with him.

NATE THE GREAT AND THE STOLEN BASE

by Majorie Weinman Sharmat

 Nate the Great investigates the mysterious disappearance of the purple plastic octopus that his baseball team uses for second base.