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A Million Miles from Boston

By: Karen Day

School's out! That means Lucy is off to her favorite place: Pierson Point, Maine, where she spends summers with her family. And as she tries to forget her worries about starting middle school and about...

A Small Miracle

By: Peter Collington

The wooden figures in a Christmas crèche come to life to save a poor old woman in this truly original, deeply moving contemporary parable. Told with 96 pictures by Peter Collington, the master of...

Abby's Pink Party (Sesame Street)

By: Naomi Kleinberg
illustrated by: Tom Brannon

Abby Cadabby is feeling blue because it's her birthday—and no one remembered! Even a walk around Sesame Street with Elmo doesn't cheer Abby up. But there's something going on behind the scenes,...


And We Stay

By: Jenny Hubbard

When high school senior Paul Wagoner walks into his school library with a stolen gun, he threatens his girlfriend Emily Beam, then takes his own life. In the wake of the tragedy, an angry and guilt-ridden...

Arthur Breaks the Bank

By: Marc Brown

Arthur is not very good at saving money. So when he begins mowing lawns and walking dogs for extra money, D.W. wants to know why. “It’s a secret,” he says and everyday he stuffs more...

Arthur's First Kiss

By: Marc Brown
illustrated by: the author

Rumor has it that Francine is finally going to find a way to kiss Arthur at her birthday party. Arthur is worried, until he is assured that they will not play that spin-the-bottle kissing game. Instead,...



Resources

A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life

By: Dana Reinhardt

BOOK TALK
Simone's starting her junior year in high school and she really loves her life.  Her parents, her little brother, her friends, and her new crush. Then her birth mother contacts her. Simone's...

A Faraway Island

By: Annika Thor
translated from the Swedish by: Linda Schenck

BOOK TALK
The streets of Vienna are swarming with Nazi soldiers and Jewish families aren't safe. Stephie and Nellie Steiner are sent to Sweden to await their parents' escape to Amsterdam, where they...

A Time of Miracles

By: Anne-Laure Bondoux
translated from the French by: Y. Maudet

BOOK TALK
As a young boy, Blaise loves to hear the story of how his adopted mother, Gloria, came to find him and take him as her own son.  This story keeps hope alive in Blaise and Gloria as they...


After

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BOOK TALK
Lacey, her dad, and two brothers leave the house just like every other Saturday to go eat breakfast, when a crazy woman hits their car and Lacey's life forever changes when her father dies....

The Alchemyst

By: Michael Scott

BOOK TALK
Josh and Sophie, 15-year-old twins, take summer jobs across the street from one another, one in a bookstore and one in a coffee shop. But the arrival of a sinister man in a sleek, dark car...

Ashes of Roses

By: Mary Jane Auch

ABOUT THIS BOOK
Margaret Rose Nolan is sixteen years old when her family leaves their native Ireland and comes to America in search of better opportunities.

The plan is to stay with Uncle...