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  • Encyclopedia Brown

    by David Sobol

    Encyclopedia Brown, a ten-year-old detective, uses his intelligence to help solve ten puzzling crimes.

  • Enemy Pie

    by Derek Munson

    Hoping that the enemy pie which his father makes will help him get rid of his enemy, a little boy finds that instead it helps make a new friend.

  • Enola Holmes: The Case of the Missing Marquess

    by Nancy Springer

    Enola Holmes, much younger sister of detective Sherlock Holmes, must travel to London in disguise to unravel the disappearance of her missing mother.

  • Ever-Clever Elisa

    by Johanna Hurwitz

    The year Elisa enters the first grade is filled with exciting times at school and special celebrations at home.

  • Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining: the Amazing Days of Abby Hayes

    by Abby Mazer

    Abby hopes to prove that she is as great as her siblings.

  • Feast for 10

    by Cathryn Falwell

    In this rhyming counting book, an African-American mother and her children shop for and prepare a festive family dinner.

  • First Test

    by Tamora Pierce

    Ten-year-old Keladry of Mindalen, daughter of nobles, serves as a page but must prove herself to the males around her if she is to fulfill her dream of becoming a knight.

  • Football Genius

    by Tim Green

    Troy, a sixth-grader with an unusual gift for predicting football plays before they occur, attempts to use his ability to help his favorite team, the Atlanta Falcons, but he must first prove himself to the coach and players.

  • Four on the Shore

    by Edward Marshall

    Hoping to scare away Spider's little brother Willy, Lolly, Spider, and Sam each tell a spooky story--but then Willy has a story of his own to tell.

  • Fox in Love

    by Edward Marshall

    Fox falls in love with several girls and then enters a dance contest with his sister.

  • Frankie Stein

    by Lola M. Schaefer

    Mr. and Mrs. Frank N. Stein love their son very much, but despite their best efforts and his, it seems he will never look or act as scary as a Stein should.

  • Franny K. Stein: Mad Scientist: Lunch Walks Among Us

    by Jim Benton

    Franny K. Stein is a mad scientist who prefers all things spooky and creepy, but when she has trouble making friends at her new school she experiments with fitting in  which works until a monster erupts from the trashcan.

  • Freedom’s Wings: Corey’s Diary Kentucky to Ohio, 1857

    by Sharon Dennis Wyeth

    A nine year old slave keeps a diary of his journey to freedom along the Underground Railroad in 1857.

  • Freight Train

    by Donald Crews

    Brief text and illustrations trace the journey of a colorful train as it goes through tunnels, by cities, and over trestles.

  • Frog and Toad Together

    by Arnold Lobel

     Five further adventures of two best friends as they share cookies, plant a garden, and test their bravery.  (Fiction)

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