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Odessa Again

By: Dana Reinhardt

   Fourth grader Odessa Green-Light lives with her mom and her toad of a little brother, Oliver. Her dad is getting remarried, which makes no sense according to Odessa. If the prefix "re"...

Of Thee I Sing

By: Barack Obama
illustrated by: Loren Long

In this tender, beautiful letter to his daughters, President Barack Obama has written a moving tribute to thirteen groundbreaking Americans and the ideals that have shaped our nation. From the artistry...

Off the Page

By: Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer

From #1 New York Times bestselling authors Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer, OFF THE PAGE is a tender and appealing YA novel filled with romance, humor, and adventure. Delilah and Oliver shouldn’t...


Oh, Baby, the Places You'll Go!

By: Tish Rabe
illustrated by: Dr. Seuss

Artfully extracted and adapted almost entirely from Ted Geisel's work, this is a must for all expectant parents - and introduction to the wonderful world of Dr. Suess for their adorable baby-to-be. Exciting...

Oh, Baby, the Places You'll Go!

By: Tish Rabe
illustrated by: Dr. Seuss

An introduction to the world of Dr. Seuss—for babies and babies-to-be!   Artfully adapted almost entirely from Ted Geisel’s work, this introduction to the world of Dr. Seuss is a must...

Oh, Freedom!

By: Casey King and Linda Barrett Osborne

Now in paperback--a personal look at the civil rights movement of the 1950s and '60s told through dozens of interviews conducted by Washington, D.C., fourth graders with their parents, grandparents, neighbors,...


Oh, The Places You'll Go!

By: Dr. Seuss

A perennial favorite, Dr. Seuss’s wonderfully wise graduation speech is the perfect send-off for children starting out in the world, be they nursery school, high school, or college grads! From soaring...

Oh, the Places You'll Go!

By: Dr. Seuss

A perennial favorite, Dr. Seuss’s wonderfully wise graduation speech is the perfect send-off for children starting out in the world, be they nursery school, high school, or college grads! From soaring...

Oh, the Places You'll Go! Deluxe Edition

By: Dr. Seuss

This cloth-bound, slip-cased deluxe edition is the perfect elegant gift for high school, or college grads! With Dr. Seuss's trademark use of humorous verse and illustrations, he addresses the ups and downs...


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Oddfellow’s Orphanage

By: Emily Winfield Martin

BOOK TALK
 
Delia suddenly finds herself at Oddfellow’s Orphanage. She doesn’t speak so she writes her words down in a notebook.  Everyone here has something unique about them: from...

Odessa Again

By: Dana Reinhardt

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Odessa Green-Light’s life isn’t going exactly how she wants.  Her parents are divorced, and they just moved to a new house.  Even though her mom lets her move into the attic, Odessa...

Off the Page Discussion Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Jodi Picoult
Guide Prepared by: Laura Schick, a librarian at Jesuit High School in Portland, Oregon

From #1 New York Times bestselling authors Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer, OFF THE PAGE is a tender and appealing YA novel filled with romance, humor, and adventure.
 
Delilah and Oliver...

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Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen

By: Donna Gephart

BOOK TALK
Olivia loves playing Jeopardy! more than anything else in her life, and her dream is to be a contestant on the show and meet Alex Trebec.  Since her parents’ divorce, her father lives...

On My Honor

By: Marion Dane Bauer

ABOUT THIS BOOK
Joel doesn't want to ride his bike with Tony to a remote state park to climb rock cliffs. He tries every trick to convince Tony that such an adventure is a bad idea. The truth is that...

On the Run

By: Clara Bourreau
translated from the French by: Y. Maudet

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Anthony knows exactly where his dad is.  He’s traveling around the world photographing wildlife.  At least, that’s what his mom has always told him.  When the day comes that his sister...


One Came Home

By: Amy Timberlake

A Newbery Honor Book

An ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book

Winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Juvenile Novel

“An adventure, a mystery, and a love song to...

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One Came Home Educator Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Amy Timberlake

A Newbery Honor Book

An ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book

Winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Juvenile Novel

“An adventure, a mystery, and a love song to...

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One Year in Coal Harbor

By: Polly Horvath

Readers rejoice—Primrose Squarp is back! The wise and curious heroine of the Newbery Honor Book Everything on a Waffle is facing another adventure-filled year in Coal Harbor.

Even though...

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One Year in Coal Harbor

By: Polly Horvath

BOOK TALK
Primrose Squapp has her hand in just about everything that happens in Coal Harbor, including the romance between her uncle and the beautiful Miss Bowzer, the arrival of Ked, the new foster...

Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy Discussion Guide

By: Karen Foxlee

“Magic is “messy and dangerous and filled with longing,” we learn in this brave tale of grief, villainy and redemption that borrows from the story of the Snow Queen. Set in a vast, chilly...

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The Orphan Train Adventures

By: Joan Lowery Nixon

ABOUT THIS BOOK
In 1856, Mrs. Kelly, a young widow who is unable to provide for her children, makes the ultimate sacrifice: She sends Frances Mary, Mike, Megan, Danny, Peg, and Petey to the West on...


The Other Half of Life

By: Kim Ablon Whitney

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