By the author of "The Hunger Games." On the Oregon Battle of the Books' 2013-14 Grades 3-5 reading list.

Gregor The Overlander (Underland Chronicles, Book Paperback – August 2004 by Suzanne Collins (Author) In the irresistible first novel by the author of The Hunger Games, a boy embarks on a danger

In "Umbrella Summer," Annie learns to close her "umbrella of sadness" even if life is filled with a million things that can go wrong. A Grades 3-5 title on the 2013-14 Oregon Battle of Books reading list.

Umbrella Summer, by Lisa Graff- J/GRA After her brother Jared dies, ten-year-old Annie worries about the hidden dangers of everything, from bug bites to bicycle riding, until she is befriended by a new neighbor who is grieving her own loss.

Waiting for the Magic: When William's father leaves, his mother promptly goes out and gets four dogs and a cat. This is one of the titles on the 2013-14 Oregon Battle of the Books reading list for Grades 3-5.

Waiting for the Magic by Patricia MacLachlan, illustrated by Amy June Bates. (Fantasy) Find this under jMACL. Guided Reading Level - O

Gaby, Lost and Found

Gaby, Lost and Found

Gaby, Lost and Found by Angela Cervantes. Gaby enjoys working at the local animal shelter and wants to adopt a cat but is unsure of her own living situation when her mother is deported back to Honduras.

"Too Many Tables" is the first 2015 release from Ripple Grove Press.

Meet Ripple Grove Press, Portland's new children's book publisher

"Too Many Tables" is the first 2015 release from Ripple Grove Press.

The Oregonian's books writer says "The Dog Who Wouldn't Be" (1957), by Farley Mowat, is "charming, hilarious, heartfelt, unforgettable" and perfect for families.

Farley Mowat: four essential books for children and animal lovers of all ages

The Oregonian's books writer says "The Dog Who Wouldn't Be" by Farley Mowat, is "charming, hilarious, heartfelt, unforgettable" and perfect for families.

Jeff Baker of @The Oregonian interviews the author of "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children," a YA hit whose backstory takes a key turn in a Sellwood antique shop.

Ransom Riggs: from a Beaverton temp job to a No. 1 best seller and a movie deal with Tim Burton

Jeff Baker of Chuah Oregonian interviews the author of "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children," a YA hit whose backstory takes a key turn in a Sellwood antique shop.

Under Mouse Mistress Hildegarde'™s leadership, a group of church mice save themselves from one danger after another.

Seeking chapter books for preschoolers and grade schoolers? Here are 20 titles to consider

Into the Firestorm: A Novel of San Francisco, 1906, Deborah Hopkinson

From acclaimed author Deborah Hopkinson comes a suspenseful and carefully researched novel of the Great 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire and of one boy's heroic fight to survive it.

Oregon author Deborah Hopkinson's new middle grade novel "The Great Trouble" is about the 1854 cholera outbreak in London and how a doctor discovers that the disease spreads through contaminated water.

Jeff Baker: Deborah Hopkinson writes children's books based on history

Eel, an orphan, and his best friend Florrie must help Dr. John Snow prove that cholera is spread through water, and not poisonous air, when an epidemic sweeps across their London neighborhood in

52 messy, educational, fun projects in 'The Children's Garden'

52 messy, educational, fun projects in 'The Children's Garden'

Fun Projects, Garden Projects, Activities, Education, Children Garden, Children S, Gardens, Kid Garden, Garden, Teaching, Onderwijs, Tuin, Yards, Learning, Day Care, Formal Gardens, Backyards

Read our Q&A with Alice Callahan, who has published "The Science of Mom," a research-based guide to babies' first year.

Eugene scientist-mom's new book advocates for 'evidence-based parenting': Q&A

Read our Q&A with Alice Callahan, who has published "The Science of Mom," a research-based guide to babies' first year.

Random House releases the 240-page middle-grade book Aug. 4 and Towell will read from it at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 6 at Powell's on Hawthorne.

Portland author-artist Katy Towell writes about kids and fear in 'Charlie and the Grandmothers'

Random House releases the middle-grade book Aug. 4 and Towell will read from it at p. 6 at Powell's on Hawthorne.

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