Featured books by Lin Oliver

Almost Identical

By: Lin Oliver
Age Level: 9-12
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Fiction

Identical twins Sammie and Charlie are starting out seventh grade at a brand-new school. As they make new friends, and join different clubs, the sisters (and once inseparable best friends) start to grow further and further apart. Told from Sammie's point of view, this moving yet funny story will be gobbled up by middle-school girls! This is the first book in the Almost Identical series.

Attack of the Growling Eyeballs (Who Shrunk Daniel Funk?)

By: Lin Oliver
Age Level: 9-12
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Fiction, Science Fiction

Meet Daniel Funk, a regular guy who's stuck living in a house full of girls. Why couldn't he have a brother instead of all those sisters? That would be so cool. When Daniel shrinks to the size of the fourth toe on his left foot, he discovers that he actually does have a brother. A little brother. A very little brother. He's Pablo Funk, Daniel's tiny twin, who is a toeful of trouble. When Daniel and Pablo decide to have some fun at their sisters' party and let loose a giant hissing cockroach just to watch the girls scream, they find out that it's dangerous to be so small. This is the first book in the Daniel Funk series.

Bookmarks Are People Too! (Here's Hank)

By: Lin Oliver, Henry Winkler
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Fiction

Hank is a second-grade kid who doesn't try to be funny, but he somehow always makes the kids in his class laugh. He's pretty bad at memorizing stuff, and spelling is his worst subject. (But so are math and reading!) Hank's class is putting on a play, and Hank wants the lead part: Aqua Fly. But he freezes in his audition and can only buzz like a fly. His teacher creates a special part for Hank, a silent bookmark. This may seem like an insignificant role, but when his enemy, Nick McKelty, freezes during the performance, it's up to Hank to save the play! This is the first book in the Here's Hank series.

Help! Somebody Get Me Out of Fourth Grade (Hank Zipzer)

By: Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
Age Level: 9-12
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Fiction

It's parent-teacher conference time and Hank is in a panic! He's terrified that his teacher is going to tell his parents that he'll have to repeat the fourth grade. If only Hank could get his parents out of town. Wait! Hank just might have a plan! (See more books from the Hank Zipzer series)

I Got a D in Salami (Hank Zipzer)

By: Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
Age Level: 9-12
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Fiction

It's report card day-the most dreaded day in Hank's school year. And when Hank gets his grades, they're his worst nightmare come true: a D in spelling, a D in reading, a D in math. After school, Hank and his friends go to his mom's deli. His mom is on the prowl-she knows a report card day when she sees one. Hank tries to stall her, but she's going for his backpack. He's cornered. Hank hands the report card off to his friend Frankie, who gives it to his friend Ashley, who gives it to Robert, who puts it into a meat grinder! Hank watches as his Ds are ground into a big salami, and this particular salami is being made for a very important client. How will Hank get out of this one? (See more books from the Hank Zipzer series)

Little Poems for Tiny Ears

By: Lin Oliver
Illustrated by: Tomie dePaola
Age Level: 0-3
Reading Level: Pre-Reader
Genre: Poetry

For babies and toddlers, each moment is full of wonder and discovery. This delightful collection of original poems celebrates the everyday things that enthrall little ones, such as playing peekaboo, banging pots and pans, splashing at bath time, and cuddling at bedtime. Full of contagious rhythm and rhyme, this inviting picture book introduces young children to the sound of poetry.

Little Poems for Tiny Ears

By: Lin Oliver
Illustrated by: Tomie dePaola
Age Level: 0-3
Reading Level: Pre-Reader
Genre: Poetry

Short poems and ditties and colorful illustrations reflect a young child’s world, just right for sharing at different times during the day. The collection, first published as a picture book, is presented in a different format appropriate for the youngest listener but sturdy enough for little hands.

Niagara Falls or Does It? (Hank Zipzer)

By: Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
Age Level: 9-12
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Fiction

On the first day of fourth grade, Hank's teacher assigns a five-paragraph essay, "What I did on my summer vacation," and he knows he's in trouble. It has always been difficult for him to read, write, and spell so he decides to "build" his assignment instead — to "bring Niagara Falls into the classroom, water and all." This is the first book in the Hank Zipzer series.

The Night I Flunked My Field Trip (Hank Zipzer)

By: Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
Age Level: 9-12
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Fiction

It's time for the "best field trip of the year" — a night on an old-fashioned three-mast sailing ship in New York Harbor. Then Hank accidentally sets the boat adrift! The best field trip of the year is becoming the worst night of Hank's life — how's he going to get out of this one? (See more books from the Hank Zipzer series)

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