Chapter Books

Grades 1-3


Danger! Tiger Crossing

By Lin Oliver

2016- Grosset & Dunlap

This book is apart of the Fantastic Frame Series.

When ten-year-old Tiger Brooks and his family move into a new home, he sees some strange things at the house next door—like a talking pig in a top hat! When he and his neighbor, Luna Lopez, investigate, they discover a mysterious old woman and her magical golden frame, through which they can enter the world's greatest paintings. They are soon pulled into the Tiger in a Tropical Storm by Henri Rousseau, but they must escape the jungle adventure before time runs out, otherwise they'll be trapped in the painting forever!

Keywords: Adventure, Art, Friendship, Magic, Neighbours, Painting


A True Home

By Kallie George

2017- Disney-Hyperion

This book is apart of the Heartwood Hotel Series.

When Mona the Mouse stumbles across the wondrous world of the Heartwood Hotel in the middle of a storm, she desperately hopes they'll let her stay. As it turns out, Mona is precisely the maid they need at the grandest hotel in Fernwood Forest, where animals come from far and wide for safety, luxury, and comfort. But the Heartwood Hotel is not all acorn souffle and soft moss-lined beds. Danger lurks, and as it approaches, Mona finds that this hotel is more than a warm place to spend the night. It might also be a home.

Keywords: Animals, Autumn, Forests, Friendship, Home, Hotels, Mice, Trees


Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things

By Lenore Look

2008- Random House

This book is apart of the Alvin Ho series.

Alvin Ho is an Asian American second grader who is afraid of everything—elevators, tunnels, girls, and, most of all, school. He’s so afraid of school that, while he’s there, he never, ever, says a word. But at home he’s a very loud superhero named Firecracker Man, a brother to Calvin and Anibelly, and a gentleman-in-training, so he can be just like his dad. Can Alvin overcome his fear of everything to make a friend?

Keywords: Asian Americans, Confidence, Friendship, Humor, Overcoming Fear, School, Shyness, Superheroes