SERIES (first title in the series is listed, but all volumes are desired)

Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life (DORK DIARIES SERIES) by Renee Russell

Leroy Ninker Saddles Up (TALES FROM DECKAWOO DRIVE series by Kate DiCamillo

One Dead Spy: The Life, Times, and Last Words of Nathan Hale, America’s Most Famous Spy (NATHAN HALE'S HAZARDOUS TALES series) by Nathan Hale (Amulet Books)

Zita the Spacegirl (ZITA THE SPACEGIRL series) by Ben Hatke (Roaring Brook/First Second)

Squish: Super Amoeba (SQUISH series) by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm (Random House)

Bird & Squirrel on Ice (BIRD & SQUIRREL series) by James Burks (Graphix)

Babymouse: Queen of the World (BABYMOUSE series) by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm (Random House)

The Stonekeeper (AMULET series) by Kazu Kibuishi (Scholastic)

Secret Coders (SECRET CODERS series) by Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes (First Second)

Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute (LUNCH LADY series) by jarrett J. Krosoczka (Random House)   

Star Wars: Jedi Academy (STAR WARS: JEDI ACADEMY series) by Jeffery Brown and other authors


Wished for titles

After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again by Dan Santat (Roaring Brook)

Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes, illus. by Gordon C. James (Bolden/Millner)

Grand Canyon by Jason Chin (Roaring Brook/Porter)

Her Right Foot by Dave Eggers, illus. by Shawn Harris (Chronicle)

The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! by Carmen Agra Deedy, illus. by Eugene Yelchin (Scholastic Press)

The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse by Mac Barnett, illus. by Jon Klassen (Candlewick)

The World Is Not a Rectangle: A Portrait of Architect Zaha Hadid by Jeanette Winter (Beach Lane)

I'm Just No Good at Rhyming: And Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-ups
by Chris Harris, illus. by Lane Smith (Little, Brown)

Real Friends by Shannon Hale, illus. by LeUyen Pham (First Second)

Smile by Raina Telgermeier (Scholastic)

Ghosts by Raina Telgermeier (Scholastic)

Wishtree by Katherine Applegate, illus. by Charles Santoso (Feiwel and Friends)

Inky’s Great Escape: The Incredible (and Mostly True) Story of an Octopus Escape by Casey Lyall. Illustrated by Sebastià Serra (Sterling)

How to Be an Elephant: Growing Up in the African Wild written and illustrated by Katherine Roy (Roaring Brook)

Brave Red, Smart Frog: A New Book of Old Tales by Emily Jenkins (Candlewick)

Malala's Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai (Little, Brown)

The Infamous Ratsos. By Kara LaReau. Illus. by Matt Myers (Candlewick)

Juana & Lucas. By Juana Medina. Illus. by the author (Candlewick)

Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis. By Jabari Asim. Illus. by E. B. Lewis (Penguin/Nancy Paulsen)

Ghost. By Jason Reynolds (Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy)

Frankencrayon by Michael Hall (Greenwillow/HarperCollins Children’s Books)

Wet Cement: A Mix of Concrete Poems by Bob Raczka (Roaring Brook/Macmillan)

Rivers of Sunlight: How the Sun Moves Water Around the Earth by Molly Bang & Penny Chisholm (Scholastic)

Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan (Simon & Schuster)

Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets by Kwame Alexander with Chris Colderley and Marjory Wentworth; illustrated by Ekua Holmes (Candlewick)

Feel the Beat: Dance Poems that Zing from Salsa to Swing by Marilyn Singer; illustrated by Kristi Valiant

A Narwhal and Jelly Book Series by Ben Clanton

What This Story Needs Is a Pig in a Wig by Emma J. Virjan

Cat the Cat, Who Is That? by Mo Willems

We’re All Wonders by R.J. Palacio

Thanks a Million by Nikki Grimes, illustrated by Cozbi A. Cabrera

Gracias / Thanks by Pat Mora, illustrated by John Parra

Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions by Chris Barton, illustrated by Don Tate

More-igami by Dori Kleber, illustrated by G. Brian Karas

In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories by Alvin Schwartz

Ghosts! Ghostly Tales from Folklore by Alvin Schwartz


No holiday books, board books, spiritual or religious books, or stuffed animals, please

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