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Trouble for Thomas and Other Stories (Thomas & Friends)

By: Rev. W. Audry
illustrated by: Random House

Thomas gets more than he bargains for when he pulls Edward's freight cars in the title story. Also included are "Thomas Saves the Day," "Thomas Goes Fishing," and "Terence the Tractor."

Thomas' 123 Book (Thomas & Friends)

By: Rev W Awdry
illustrated by: Richard Courtney

Count along with Thomas the Tank Engine as he chugs around the Island of Sodor. This companion to the perennial classic Thomas' ABC Book teaches numbers to train-obsessed little boys and girls ages 3-7...

Kit's Wilderness

By: David Almond

The Printz Award–winning classic gets a new look.Written in haunting, lyrical prose, Kit’s Wilderness examines the bonds of family from one generation to the next, and explores how meaning...


Thomas and Toby

By: Reverend W. Awdry
illustrated by: Tommy Stubbs

Here is the story of how Thomas and Toby became such good friends. Soon after Sir Topham Hatt saves Toby from retirement, Toby and Thomas are running the smoothest branch line on the Island of Sodor.

Macaroni Boy

By: Katherine Ayres

During the Great Depression, a boy who faces bullying stumbles upon a mystery and comes of age in this novel that integrates fact and opinion and has a rich 1930’s vocabulary. Extra material: An...

Animals Everywhere! (Thomas & Friends)

By: Rev. W. Awdry
illustrated by: Richard Courtney

Thomas rolls to the rescue after some mischievous monkeys let the animals loose from a visiting circus. Boys ages 3 to 7 will love this early reader featuring their favorite Thomas & Friends engines....


Go Go Thomas!/Express Coming Through! (Thomas & Friends)

By: Rev W. Awdry
illustrated by: Random House

With two exciting Thomas & Friends stories, loads of full-color photographs, and more than 50 train stickers, this deluxe storybook offers boys ages 3 to 7 hours of fun and adventure. In Express...

Thomas and the Volcano (Thomas & Friends): Read & Listen Edition

By: The Rev W Awdry
illustrated by: Richard Courtney

Thomas and his friends see a volcano in the new Dinosaur Park! Could it erupt? Boys and girls ages 4 to 6 who love trains will thrill to this Step 2 Step into Reading adventure, featuring a shiny foil...

Secret Heart

By: David Almond

Joe Maloney is out of place in this world. His mother wants him to be a man, and he can’t be that yet. His only friend, Stanny Mole, wants to teach him how to kill, and Joe can’t learn that....


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My Name Is Mina

By: David Almond

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Mina is not like most other kids her age.  She goes where her imagination takes her, which is usually any place but where she is.  While she is excited to experience all that...

Skellig

By: David Almond

Michael was looking forward to moving into a new house. But now his baby sister is ill, his parents are frantic, and Doctor Death has come to call. Michael feels helpless. Then he steps into the crumbling...

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Raven Summer

By: David Almond

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Return to Sender

By: Julia Alvarez

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How Tia Lola Saved the Summer

By: Julia Alvarez

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Miguel is so not looking forward to the summer.  How can he when his mother’s friend, Victor, and his three daughters are coming to stay for a whole week--the week of the big game? ...

Tia Lola Stories

By: Julia Alvarez

A delightfully entertaining story of family and culture from acclaimed author Julia Alvarez.

Moving to Vermont after his parents split, Miguel has plenty to worry about! Tía Lola, his quirky,...

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Precious Bones

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Bones is a 10-year-old living in a strange world: the Florida swamps.  Her everyday life is full of alligators, black bears, and bobcats.  During the summer, Bones and her best friend,...

The File on Angelyn Stark

By: Catherine Atkins

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Accusations made by a well-meaning neighbor ruined Angelyn’s life.  Her mother still treats her with anger, and Angelyn desperately tries to avoid the neighbor.   Her boyfriend...