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A Bear Called Paddington

By: Michael Bond

Mr. and Mrs. Brown first met Paddington--a most endearing bear from Darkest Peru--on a railway platform in London. A sign hanging around his neck said, "Please look after this bear. Thank you"...

A Bear Named Trouble

By: Marion Dane Bauer

A Begonia for Miss Applebaum

By: Paul Zindel

Henry and Zelda are stunned to discover that their favorite teacher, Miss Applebaum, won't be back at school teaching science.  In fact, Miss Applebaum hasn't very long to live.  When...


A Birthday Present for Mama

By: Nicole Lorian

Little Rabbit wants to give his mama a very special birthday present, but the gifts his animal friends suggest don't seem quite right. Then a fox accidentally helps Little Rabbit give his mama what she...

A Bitter Magic

By: Roderick Townley

A deliciously quirky tale of secrets, magic, and illusions.   Everything is in place: the packed theater, the Amazing Thummel, and, center stage, the magician's mysterious assistant. Some have called...

A Blossom Promise

By: Betsy Byars

For the Blossom family it's the best day of their lives -- and the worst. Maggie, out west with her mother, is about to become the newest Blossom on the rodeo circuit. And now that the rain has finally...


A BOOK OF SEASONS

By: Alice Provensen

A Boy and A Bear in a Boat

By: Dave Shelton

A boy and a bear go to sea, equipped with a suitcase, a comic book, and a ukulele. The bear assures the boy that they are traveling a short distance and it really shouldn't take very long. But then they...

A Boy and A Bear in a Boat

By: Dave Shelton

A boy and a bear go to sea, equipped with a suitcase, a comic book, and a ukulele. The bear assures the boy that they are traveling a short distance and it really shouldn't take very long. But then they...


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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...

My Name Is Mina

By: David Almond

Award-winning author David Almond reintroduces readers to the perceptive, sensitive Mina before the events of Skellig in this lyrical and fantastical work. My Name is Mina is not only a pleasure to read,...

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How Tia Lola Ended Up Starting Over

By: Julia Alvarez

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When Victor Espada decides he no longer wants to practice law, Tía Lola helps the children operate a bed and breakfast in Colonel Charlebois’s Vermont home to make money for...


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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Latino Authors and Culture

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The Poisons of Caux: The Shepherd of Weeds (Book III)

By: Susannah Appelbaum
illustrated by: Andrea Offermann

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The only one who can fulfill the ancient Prophecy of Caux, 11-year-old Ivy Manx, is dead. Or at least that’s what most people think. Her journey in the last two books of The Poisons of...

Whittington

By: Alan Armstrong

The power of reading is beautifully captured in this 2006 Newbery Honor-winning book.
Bernie keeps a barn full of animals the rest of the world has no use for–two retired trotters, a rooster,...

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The American Story: 100 True Tales from American History

By: Jennifer Armstrong
illustrated by: Roger Roth

American history comes alive in these 100 true stories that define our country.
 
This magnificent treasury tells the story of America through 100 true tales. Some are tales of triumph—the...

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Raleigh’s Page

By: Alan Armstrong
illustrated by: Tim Jessell

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Looking for Marco Polo

By: Alan Armstrong
illustrated by: Tim Jessell

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Islamic Culture

By: Reza Aslan

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Winter Wood

By: Steve Augarde

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Midge thought that her encounters with the Various, the hidden tribes of little people hiding from the human world on her family?s farm, were behind her. In order to ensure their...

North by Night

By: Katherine Ayres

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Sixteen-year-old Lucinda Spencer views her work on the Underground Railroad as an adventure until she is asked to make the ultimate sacrifice--leaving her family for the sake of another...