The Kids Spot

NEW Book Release -
Dork Diaries 6: Tales from a Not-So-Happy Heartbreaker.

Love—and crushes—are in the air for Nikki Maxwell in this sixth book of the New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries series.

It’s the biggest dance of the year and Nikki Maxwell is hoping her crush, Brandon, wants to be her date. But time is running out. What if he doesn’t want to go with her? Or worse—what if he ends up going with Mackenzie?!!
In the sixth book in the blockbuster Dork Diaries series—now with more than 8 million copies in print—join Nikki, Chloe and Zoey as they tackle the topic of love, Dork Diaries style!

Paperboy by Vince Vawter

Reminiscent of To Kill a Mockingbird, this coming-of-age novel set in the segregated South is about a boy who stutters, and the summer that changes his life.

An 11-year-old boy living in Memphis in 1959 throws the meanest fastball in town, but talking is a whole different ball game. He can barely say a word without stuttering, not even his own name. So when he takes over his best friend's paper route for the month of July, he knows he'll be forced to communicate with the different customers, including a housewife who drinks too much and a retired merchant marine who seems to know just about everything. 

The paper route poses challenges, but it's a run-in with the neighborhood junkman, a bully and thief, that stirs up real trouble--and puts the boy's life, as well as that of his family's devoted housekeeper, in danger.

"An unforgettable boy and his unforgettable story. I loved it."--Rob Buyea, author of Because of Mr. Terupt and Mr. Terupt Falls Again"Paperboy offers a penetrating look at both the mystery and the daily frustrations of stuttering. People of all ages will appreciate this positive and universal story as I did, but it will be particularly meaningful to anyone who has ever struggled with stuttering."--Jane Fraser, president of The Stuttering Foundation of America
Pinkalicious: Puptastic!

In Victoria Kann’s ninth Pinkalicious I Can Read book, Pinkalicious: Puptastic!, Pinkalicious is expecting to have a pinkatastic weekend puppy-sitting. She’s sure she’ll have all kinds of fun with Pinky, the visiting poodle. But Pinky is shy and doesn’t want to play. Pinkalicious gets creative and coaxes the poodle into having a fabulous time.

It is the mission of the I Can Read program to create lifelong readers. Part of encouraging a love of reading in a child is finding engaging books at the right reading level. Pinkalicious: Puptastic! is a Level One I Can Read book. That means it has short sentences, perfect for kids who are eager to read on their own.

Full-color illustrations up the humor of Pinkalicious’s adventures.

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Fearless (Mirrorworld) by Cornelia Funke

Jacob Reckless returns once again to the Mirrorworld--filled with profound characters, extraordinary creatures, and epic life-or-death treasure hunts that could only come from the mind of the master storyteller of our generation, Cornelia Funke.

Jacob Reckless has only a few months left to live. He's tried everything to shake the Fairy curse that traded his life for his brother's--legends such as the All-Healing Apple, the Well of Eternal Youth, the blood of a northern Djinn. And yet hope after hope is extinguished. After months of fruitless searching, Jacob journeys through his father's mirror one final time to deliver the bad news to Fox.

But there they hear of one last possibility--an item so legendary that not even Mirrorworlders believe it exists: a crossbow that can kill thousands, or heal one, when shot through the heart. But a Goyl treasure hunter is also searching for the prized crossbow. Jacob must find it first--and somehow convince Fox to do whatever it takes to save him.



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Dark Passage by Ridley Pearson
(Kingdom Keepers Book Six)

The five Kingdom Keepers and their core friends have uncovered a startling truth: Maleficent and the Overtakers (Disney villains) are plotting a catastrophic event that could have repercussions far beyond the world of Disney.
Aboard the Disney Cruise Line’s inaugural passage through the new Panama Canal, the Keepers and their holograms uncover a puzzle hidden within the pages of a stolen journal. The point of that puzzle will reveal itself in the caves of Aruba, the zip lines of Costa Rica, and the jungles of Mexico. A destructive force, dormant for decades, is about to be unleashed. The five Kingdom Keepers are to be its first victims.

Stop by and pick up your copy today!

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Timmy Failure by Stephan Pastis

Take eleven-year-old Timmy Failure — the clueless, comically self-confident CEO of the best detective agency in town, perhaps even the nation. Add his impressively lazy business partner, a very large polar bear named Total. Throw in the Failuremobile — Timmy’s mom’s Segway — and what you have is Total Failure, Inc., a global enterprise destined to make Timmy so rich his mother won’t have to stress out about the bills anymore. 

Of course, Timmy’s plan does not include the four-foot-tall female whose name shall not be uttered. And it doesn’t include Rollo Tookus, who is so obsessed with getting into "Stanfurd" that he can’t carry out a no-brainer spy mission. 

From the offbeat creator of Pearls Before Swine comes an endearingly bumbling hero in a caper whose peerless hilarity is accompanied by a whodunit twist. With perfectly paced visual humor, Stephan Pastis gets you snorting with laughter, then slyly carries the joke a beat further — or sweetens it with an unexpected poignant moment — making this a comics-inspired story (the first in a new series) that truly stands apart from the pack.


In our Kid's Spot area we have books for early readers through Elementary school.  We also have a great selection of teacher resource books and group reading sets.  Come in and see our wonderful selection and let us know how we can help you and your young reader!


Additionally, just outside of The Kid's Spot, we have a great young adult selection for middle school and high school readers.  It is hard to find the right books for your young adults.  Let us help you!  We stock contemporary best sellers as well as the classics that are asked for in many classes.  The Book Spot is the place to find all of the books on your list!


We are excited to host Ange Blankenship's Music with Mar at the Kids Spot.  Her class is on Thursdays at 10am.