Submitted by jbraun on

The countdown to the start of our Winter Reading Challenge continues! With only 9 days left, you might be searching the catalog for your favorite authors and series, but what do you do if you don't enjoy reading? Sometimes the jump from picture books and easy-readers can be difficult and that's why we've prepared a list of titles for those reluctant readers out there. These fun, dynamic titles keep it interesting so that you'll never lose your focus and be fully immersed in the world created by the author.

NERDS: National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society
by Michael Buckley

While running a spy network from their elementary school, five unpopular misfits combine their talents and use cutting-edge gadgetry to fight evil around the world.

Dork Diaries: tales from a not-so-fabulous life
by Rachel Renee Russell

Fourteen-year-old Nikki Maxwell writes in her diary of her struggle to be popular at her exclusive new private school, then of finding her place after she gives up on being part of the elite group.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley's Journal
by Jeff Kinney

Greg records his sixth grade experiences in a middle school where he and his best friend, Rowley, undersized weaklings amid boys who need to shave twice daily, hope just to survive, but when Rowley grows more popular, Greg must take drastic measures to save their friendship.

Sideways Stories from Wayside School
by Louis Sachar

Humorous episodes from the classroom on the thirtieth floor of Wayside School, which was accidentally built sideways with one classroom on each story.

The Adventures of Captain Underpants: the first epic novel
by Dav Pilkey

When George and Harold hypnotize their principal into thinking that he is the superhero Captain Underpants, he leads them to the lair of the nefarious Dr. Diaper, where they must defeat his evil robot henchmen.

Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Treehouse #1)
by Mary Pope Osbourne

Eight-year-old Jack and his younger sister Annie find a magic treehouse, which whisks them back to an ancient time zone where they see live dinosaurs.

Babymouse: Queen of the World!
by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm
 

An imaginative mouse dreams of being queen of the world, but will settle for an invitation to the most popular girl's slumber party.

The BFG
by Roald Dahl

Kidsnatched from her orphanage by a BFG (Big Friendly Giant), who spends his life blowing happy dreams to children, Sophie concocts with him a plan to save the world from nine other man-gobbling cannybull giants.

Ivy and Bean
by Annie Barrows

When seven-year-old Bean plays a mean trick on her sister, she finds unexpected support for her antics from Ivy, the new neighbor, who is less boring than Bean first suspected.

 

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