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

Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins SYNOPSIS: When Gregor falls through a grate in the laundry room of his apartment building, he hurtles into the dark Underland, where spiders, rats, cockroac…

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.

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 title on the Oregon Battle of Books reading list.

The Hungry Giant by Joy Cowley - great for first-graders. They love to roar the giant's words.

The Hungry Giant by Joy Cowley *Retelling and sequencing *(A class favourite)

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

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.

"S is for Salmon" is the first in a new line of Pacific Northwest children's books from Seattle-based Sasquatch Books.

'S is for Salmon' launches line of Pacific Northwest children's books from Sasquatch Books

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

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

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'

Children Garden, Children S, Garden Projects, Fun Projects, Gardening, Kid Garden, Kids Yard, Horticulture, Kindergarten

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.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival actors John Tufts and Christine Albright Tufts show how they keep their 18-month-old son, Henry, engaged in "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" when the toddler would rather play with a water wall.

'Twas toddler reading time: Actors give tips on how to read aloud to a little one (holiday how-to video)

Oregon Shakespeare Festival actors John Tufts and Christine Albright Tufts show how they keep their son, Henry, engaged in "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" when the toddler would rather play with a water wall.

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