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Baby

By: Patricia MacLachlan

Larkin's family welcomes Sophie into their home, caring for her and teaching her games and new words. They come to love this baby as their own, all the while knowing that eventually Sophie's mother will...

Exposed

By: Kimberly Marcus

In the dim light of the darkroom/I'm alone, but not for long.As white turns to gray, Kate is with me.background of the dance studio blurred,so the focus is all on her--legs extended in a perfect soaring...

Me Too! (Little Critter)

By: Mercer Mayer


The Decoding of Lana Morris

By: Laura and Tom McNeal

A Kirkus Reviews Best Young Adult Book of the YearA New York Public Library Book for the Teen AgeSixteen-year-old Lana Morris wishes her life were different: her Ice Queen of a foster mother won't leave...

Buglette, the Messy Sleeper

By: written and illustrated by Bethanie Murguia

All sleepers will adore Buglette—a tidy little bug by day, a messy little sleeper at night. That's when she tosses and turns and kicks and flips while she dreams of doing BIG things like building...

Emily of New Moon

By: L.M. Montgomery

Emily Starr never knew what it was to be lonely -- until her beloved father died. Now Emily's an orphan, and her mother's snobbish relatives are taking her to live with them at New Moon Farm. She's sure...


The Orphan

By: Anthony L. Manna and Soula Mitakidou
illustrated by: Giselle Potter

Once upon a time in Greece, fate left a young girl an orphan. Her stepmother was so hateful that she counted every drop of water the orphan drank! But with the help of Nature's blessings, the orphan was...

Nancy and Plum

By: Betty MacDonald
illustrated by Mary GrandPre; introduction by: Jeanne Birdsall

It was Christmas Eve. Big snowflakes fluttered slowly through the air like white feathers and made all of Heavenly Valley smooth and white and quiet and beautiful.So begins the story of two orphaned sisters...

Anne of the Island

By: L.M. Montgomery

New adventures lie ahead as Anne Shirley packs  her bags, waves good-bye to childhood, and heads for  Redmond College. With old friend Prissy Grant  waiting in the bustling...


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Chinese Cinderella

By: Adeline Yen Mah

A riveting memoir of a girl's painful coming-of-age in a wealthy Chinese family during the 1940s.

A Chinese proverb says, "Falling leaves return to their roots." In Chinese Cinderella, Adeline...

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Along the River

By: Adeline Yen Mah

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Chinese Cinderella

By: Adeline Yen Mah

A riveting memoir of a girl's painful coming-of-age in a wealthy Chinese family during the 1940s.

A Chinese proverb says, "Falling leaves return to their roots." In Chinese Cinderella, Adeline...

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The Sixty-Eight Rooms

By: Marianne Malone
illustrated by: Greg Call

Almost everybody who has grown up in Chicago knows about the Thorne Rooms. Housed in the Children’s Galleries of the Chicago Art Institute, they are a collection of 68 exquisitely crafted miniature...

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Stealing Magic: A Sixty-Eight Rooms Adventure

By: Marianne Malone
illustrated by: Greg Call

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Ruthie and Jack find themselves visiting and revisiting the miniature Thorne Rooms in Chicago’s Art Institute.  During their clandestine visits, they discover that items from the dollhouse-like...

Moon Pie

By: Simon Mason

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Martha and her brother Tug have a perfect life until their mother dies and their father starts acting strange.  Soon after the funeral, their father quits his job and they have to move...


Don’t Expect Magic

By: Kathy McCullough

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Delaney Collin’s life has been anything but Bippity-Boppity-Boo lately. After her mother’s death from cancer, Delaney is moved from New Jersey to California to live with...

Zipped

By: Laura and Tom McNeal

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Mick opens the wrong e-mail and learns a secret about his stepmom Nora that shatters everything in his life. He doesn't want to know, but now that he does, his attitude toward...

The Decoding of Lana Morris

By: Laura and Tom McNeal

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You Don’t Know About Me

By: Brian Meehl

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Having moved sixteen times in his sixteen years, Bill Allbright is used to the road – but not the one he’s about to take. His Bible-beating, Jesus-loving mom has moved them to Independence,...

Discovering Family Stories and Histories


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The War Between the Classes

By: Gloria Miklowitz

What are Amy and Adam going to do about their love life? Neither Amy's traditionalist Japanese parents nor Adam's snobby, upper-class mother will accept their relationship. To make things worse, Amy and...

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Mason Dixon: Pet Disasters

By: Claudia Mills
illustrated by: Guy Francis

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Have you ever wished you were an only child?  Well, let me tell you…it’s not all it’s cracked up to be.Your parents spend way too much time focused on you and what they...

Discovering Wes Moore

By: Wes Moore

For fans of The Wire and Unbroken comes a story of two fatherless boys from Baltimore, both named Wes Moore. One is in prison, serving a life sentence for murder. The other is a Rhodes Scholar, an army...

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Meant to Be

By: Lauren Morrill

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Some things in life can be planned and predicted: what to wear, which sports to play, which classes to take, where to go to college. Other decisions, like who you’re going to fall in love...