How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell

“It is VERY funny—the audiobook is fantastic, with amusing accents” – DGPL Staff

Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III is a Viking boy whose father is head of his tribe. During his tribe’s initiation, he proves himself to be a brave risk-taker! Hiccup’s dragon Toothless, adds much comedy to the novel.

Stuffed by Liz Braswell

“This book is fun, action-packed, filled with adventure, sweet, and a little creepy…just like middle-grade boys. Perfect for those of us who still get worried about those monsters under the bed.” – Gracie, Kids Room

Clark just finished 4th Grade but he still sleeps with stuffed animals every night, a lot of them, and always arranged in a particular way. He thinks of them as his protectors and as it turns out…he’s absolutely right. His MDA (monster defense army) comes into play in a big way after a mysterious package arrives for his father. It’s all up to Clark to protect his dad despite his mom’s attempt to break him of his stuffed animal obsession.

Look! What Do You See? An Art Puzzle Book of American & Chinese Songs by Xu Bing

“I happened upon this book, thought “well, this looks weird”, and set it aside to look at later. It turns out that the entire thing is a brain game, and I love puzzles! It’s clever and unique and totally new to me, and the code even follows a format similar to actual Chinese writing.” – DGPL Staff

At first glance, this book is filled with fancy Chinese calligraphy strangely accompanied by artistic images of traditionally American themes (baseball games, apple trees, and cowboys?). But look closer, and it turns out it’s all written in code, and in English!

The Adventures of a South Pole Pig by Chris Kurtz

“Flora is an adorable character, who is brave and kind. There are many funny situations, and themes of loyalty and friendship are explored.” – DGPL Staff

Flora is a plucky pig who dreams of becoming a sled-pig. (sled-dog) Miraculously, she fulfills this dream and saves the day when her ship gets stuck in the ice.

Wed Wabbit by Lissa Evans

“The accident notwithstanding, this is unexpected and fun. It’s filled with riddles and is laugh out loud funny. Wed Wabbit is seriously evil and the Wembly Woos are drippingly sweet. Lissa Evans does not disappoint and I rooted for Graham and Fidge as they saved the day (and the Wembly Woos).” – Sharon, Kids Room 

Fidge reads to her sister, Midge, every night the rhyming tales of the Wembly Woos. Midge tells Fidge about her stuffed toy, Wed Wabbit. When a terrible accident happens to Midge, Fidge is sent to stay with her aunt and annoying cousin Graham. When Graham and Fidge get into an argument, they fall downstairs and tumble into an unknown world. They realize they’re actually in the land of the Wembly Woos and must save the rhyming bundles of fluff from the evil Wed Wabbit. Midge’s own Wed Wabbit.