Need suggestions on what to get the kid that's outgrown picture books but isn't quite ready for a Harry Potter-style series? This is the list for you!
Ben Clanton$7.99 $7.35
A happy-go-lucky, waffle-loving narwhal and a cynical, no-nonsense jellyfish forge an unlikely friendship and share adventures while exploring the ocean together.
Tracey West and Graham Howells$4.99 $4.59
This series is super popular with kids who love dragons! Eight-year-old Drake is taken to King Roland's castle to be trained as a Dragon Master. He is joined by three other young trainees: Ana, Rori, and Bo. They must learn how to connect with and train their dragons and uncover their dragons' special powers. Does Drake have what it takes to be a Dragon Master?
Dav Pilkey$12.99 $11.95
Petey the Cat is out of jail, and he has a brand-new lease on life his Petey's reevaluated what matters most, Li'l Petey is struggling to find the good in the world. Can Petey and Dog Man stop fighting like cats and dogs long enough to put their paws together and work as a team? They need each other now more than ever - Li'l Petey (and the world) is counting on them!
Kate Messner and Kelley McMorris$5.99 $5.51
There are two types of people in the world: those who love golden retrievers, and liars. This series is every animal lover or history buff's favorite! Ranger, a golden retriever, could have been a great search-and-rescue-dog except for the squirrels--but one day he unearths a mysterious box and finds himself transported back to the year 1850 where his faithful service is really needed by a family traveling west along the Oregon Trail.
Paula Harrison and Jenny Lovlie$5.99 $5.51
A very cute series about a catgirl superhero! Kitty wants to be a superhero like her mother, once she gets over her fear of the dark, but when Figaro the cat needs help she springs into action.
Peter H Reynolds and Megan McDonald$5.99 $5.51
Judy Moody for a younger audience! Third grader Judy Moody is in a first-day-of-school bad mood until she gets an assignment to create a collage all about herself and begins creating her masterpiece, the Me collage.
Leuyen Pham, Shannon Hale, and Dean Hale$6.99 $6.43
A princess that can also fight monsters?? Sign me up! Princess Magnolia is having hot chocolate and scones with Duchess Wigtower when . . . Brring! Brring! The monster alarm! A big blue monster is threatening the goats! Stopping monsters is no job for dainty Princess Magnolia. But luckily Princess Magnolia has a secret --she's also the Princess in Black, and stopping monsters is the perfect job for her! Can the princess sneak away, transform into her alter ego, and defeat the monster before the nosy duchess discovers her secret?
Laurie Keller and Janet Tashjian$7.99 $7.35
Marty Frye is not your ordinary sleuth. Marty Frye is a poet detective--he makes up rhymes as he solves small crimes. When his friend Emma's diary is missing, Marty is on the case. When Katie's flour is nowhere to be found, Marty tracks it down. And when the brand-new Action Chuck figures mysteriously vanish from the toy store, Marty unravels the mystery. Will there ever be a case too hard for Marty to solve? Or a word too impossible to rhyme?
Leeza Hernandez and Kara West$5.99 $5.51
Is your kid obsessed with Marvel or DC superheroes? This series is perfect for them. Mia Macarooney is a regular eight-year-old girl who finds out that she's A SUPERHERO! Her life literally goes from totally ordinary to totally super when she's invited to attend the afterschool Program for In-Training Superheroes a.k.a. THE PITS! And the crazy thing is, in a weird meant-to-be sort of way, all of this news somehow feels super right. Because all her life, Mia thought she was just super klutz...but it turns out, she's just SUPER! So now, it's up to Mia to balance her regular everyday life and maintain her secret identity as she learns how to be the world's newest superhero!