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Taken

By: Edward Bloor

BY 2035 THE RICH have gotten richer, the poor have gotten poorer, and kidnapping has become a major growth industry in the United States. The children of privilege live in secure, gated communities and...

No Castles Here

By: A.C.E. Bauer

AUGIE BORETSKI KNOWS how to get by. If you're a scrawny loser in the destitute city of Camden, New Jersey, you keep your head down, avoid the drug dealers and thugs, and try your best to be invisible....

Bucking the Sarge

By: Christopher Paul Curtis

Luther T. Farrell has got to get out of Flint, Michigan.As his best friend Sparky says, “Flint’s nothing but the Titanic.”And his mother, a.k.a. the Sarge, says, “Take my advice...


The Book Thief

By: Markus Zusak

The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul.It is 1939. Nazi Germany....

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

By: Roald Dahl
illustrated by: Quentin Blake

Celebrate fifty years of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with this gorgeous, full-color gift edition.   Brimming with Quentin Blake’s vibrant full-color artwork, this wonderful anniversary...

Nory Ryan's Song

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

Nory Ryan's family has lived on Maidin Bay on the west coast of Ireland for generations, raising a pig and a few chickens, planting potatoes, getting by. Every year Nory's father goes away on a fishing...


Danny the Champion of the World

By: Roald Dahl
illustrated by: Quentin Blake

Danny’s life seems perfect: his home is a gypsy caravan, he’s the youngest car mechanic around, and his best friend is his dad, who never runs out of wonderful stories to tell. And when Danny...

Something Beautiful

By: Sharon Dennis Wyeth

A little girl longs to see beyond the scary sights on the sidewalk and the angry scribbling in the halls of her building. When her teacher writes the word beautiful on the blackboard, the girl decides...