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Arthur, For the Very First Time

Patricia MacLachlan

2013    128 pages    (Harper Collins)

ISBN 13: 9780062285706    ISBN 10: 006228570X

Arthur Rasby is ten years old and having the worst summer of his life. His parents don't listen to him, so he writes everything down -- everything that's real -- in his journal. But when he goes to stay with his Great-Aunt Elda and Great-Uncle Wrisby on their farm, his world is turned upside down. For the first time Arthur wonders what's real and what's not. His aunt and uncle do things Arthur's parents would never do -- like climbing out windows to sit in trees, singing to their pet pig, and [...]

Arthur Rasby is ten years old and having the worst summer of his life. His parents don't listen to him, so he writes everything down -- everything that's real -- in his journal. But when he goes to stay with his Great-Aunt Elda and Great-Uncle Wrisby on their farm, his world is turned upside down. For the first time Arthur wonders what's real and what's not. His aunt and uncle do things Arthur's parents would never do -- like climbing out windows to sit in trees, singing to their pet pig, and speaking French to a pet chicken. Life on the farm happens much too fast to write down -- sometimes wonderful, sometimes terrible. Arthur begins to understand there is more than one way of seeing and doing and loving. And he realizes there's a whole world just waiting to be discovered. [less]

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Bridge to Terabithia

Katherine Paterson

1987    144 pages    (HarperCollins)

ISBN 13: 9780064401845    ISBN 10: 97800644018

A secret world of their ownJess Aaron's greatest ambition is to be the fastest runner in the fifth grade. He's been practicing all summer and can't wait to see his classmates' faces when he beats them all. But on the first day of school, a new kid, a new girl, boldly crosses over to the boy's side of the playground and outruns everyone.That's not a very promising beginning for a friendship, but Jess and Leslie Burke become inseparable. It doesn't matter to Jess [...]

A secret world of their ownJess Aaron's greatest ambition is to be the fastest runner in the fifth grade. He's been practicing all summer and can't wait to see his classmates' faces when he beats them all. But on the first day of school, a new kid, a new girl, boldly crosses over to the boy's side of the playground and outruns everyone.That's not a very promising beginning for a friendship, but Jess and Leslie Burke become inseparable. It doesn't matter to Jess that leslie dresses funny, or that her family has a lot of money -- but no TV. Leslie has imagination. Together, she and Jess create Terabithia, a magical kingdom in the woods where the two of them reign as king and queen, and their imaginations set the only limits. Then one morning a terrible tragedy occurs. Only when Jess is able to come to grips with this tragedy does he finally understand the strength and courage Leslie has given him. [less]

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Brules

Harry Combs

1995    695 pages    (Island Books)

ISBN 13: 9780440217282    ISBN 10: 0440217288

Cat Brules, whose life embraces the short, turbulent history of the American West, seeks revenge against the entire Comanche nation, finds love with a Shoshone woman, and must chose between becoming an outlaw or a hero. Reprint.

Cat Brules, whose life embraces the short, turbulent history of the American West, seeks revenge against the entire Comanche nation, finds love with a Shoshone woman, and must chose between becoming an outlaw or a hero. Reprint. [less]

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Danny the Champion of the World

Roald Dahl

2007    224 pages    (Puffin)

ISBN 13: 9780142410332    ISBN 10: 0142410330

Can Danny and his father outsmart the villainous Mr. Hazell? Danny has a life any boy would love—his home is a gypsy caravan, he's the youngest master car mechanic around, and his best friend is his dad, who never runs out of wonderful stories to tell. But one night Danny discovers a shocking secret that his father has kept hidden for years. Soon Danny finds himself the mastermind behind the most incredible plot ever attempted against nasty Victor Hazell, a wealthy landowner with a [...]

Can Danny and his father outsmart the villainous Mr. Hazell? Danny has a life any boy would love—his home is a gypsy caravan, he's the youngest master car mechanic around, and his best friend is his dad, who never runs out of wonderful stories to tell. But one night Danny discovers a shocking secret that his father has kept hidden for years. Soon Danny finds himself the mastermind behind the most incredible plot ever attempted against nasty Victor Hazell, a wealthy landowner with a bad attitude. Can they pull it off? If so, Danny will truly be the champion of the world. [less]

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Eleven Kids, One Summer (An Apple Paperback)

Ann Matthews Martin

152 pages    (Hyperion Books for Children)

ISBN 13: 9780590459174    ISBN 10: 0590459171

The huge Rosso family--eleven family members in all--decides to take a vacation, and what follows is a chaotic and loving adventure. Reprint.

The huge Rosso family--eleven family members in all--decides to take a vacation, and what follows is a chaotic and loving adventure. Reprint. [less]

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Esperanza Rising

Pam Munoz Ryan, Pam Munoz Ryan

2002    262 pages    (Scholastic)

ISBN 13: 9780439120425    ISBN 10: 0043912042

A reissue of Pam Munoz Ryan's bestselling backlist with a distinctive new author treatment.Esperanza thought she'd always live with her family on their ranch in Mexico--she'd always have fancy dresses, a beautiful home, and servants. But a sudden tragedy forces Esperanza and Mama to flee to California during the Great Depression, and to settle in a camp for Mexican farm workers. Esperanza isn't ready for the hard labor, financial struggles, or lack of acceptance she now faces. When their new [...]

A reissue of Pam Munoz Ryan's bestselling backlist with a distinctive new author treatment.Esperanza thought she'd always live with her family on their ranch in Mexico--she'd always have fancy dresses, a beautiful home, and servants. But a sudden tragedy forces Esperanza and Mama to flee to California during the Great Depression, and to settle in a camp for Mexican farm workers. Esperanza isn't ready for the hard labor, financial struggles, or lack of acceptance she now faces. When their new life is threatened, Esperanza must find a way to rise above her difficult circumstances--Mama's life, and her own, depend on it. [less]

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Five Get Into Trouble Five GO off Camping

Enid Blyton

1994    (Hodder Headline Audiobooks)

ISBN 13: 9781859980569    ISBN 10: 1859980562

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Five on Finniston Farm

Enid Blyton

2011    208 pages    (Hodder Childrens)

ISBN 13: 9780340931769    ISBN 10: 0340931760

There's a ruined castle on Finniston Farm, but only the dungeons remain - and nobody knows where they are! The Famous Five are determined to find them - and whatever is hidden in them - but they are not alone. Someone else wants to know, too. The question is: can the Five get there first?

There's a ruined castle on Finniston Farm, but only the dungeons remain - and nobody knows where they are! The Famous Five are determined to find them - and whatever is hidden in them - but they are not alone. Someone else wants to know, too. The question is: can the Five get there first? [less]

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Golden Goal

Dan Freedman

2009    208 pages    (Scholastic)

ISBN 13: 9781407102955    ISBN 10: 1407102958

There's a massive buzz around Jamie Johnson. His dreams of becoming a professional footballer seem to be coming true, after years of hoping and practising. But, just when he seems close to living the dream, a shocking event turns his world upside down. Jamie finds himself facing his toughest times yet. He's never been a quitter, but can he rise to the challenge?

There's a massive buzz around Jamie Johnson. His dreams of becoming a professional footballer seem to be coming true, after years of hoping and practising. But, just when he seems close to living the dream, a shocking event turns his world upside down. Jamie finds himself facing his toughest times yet. He's never been a quitter, but can he rise to the challenge? [less]

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Harriet the Spy

Louise Fitzhugh

2001    320 pages    (Yearling)

ISBN 13: 9780440416791    ISBN 10: 0440416795

Harriet M. Welsch is a spy. In her notebook, she writes down everything she knows about everyone, even her classmates and her best friends. Then Harriet loses track of her notebook, and it ends up in the wrong hands. Before she can stop them, her friends have read the always truthful, sometimes awful things she’s written about each of them. Will Harriet find a way to put her life and her friendships back together?

Harriet M. Welsch is a spy. In her notebook, she writes down everything she knows about everyone, even her classmates and her best friends. Then Harriet loses track of her notebook, and it ends up in the wrong hands. Before she can stop them, her friends have read the always truthful, sometimes awful things she’s written about each of them. Will Harriet find a way to put her life and her friendships back together? [less]

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Hidden Harbor Mystery (Hardy Boys #14), The

Franklin W. Dixon

1935    192 pages    (Grosset & Dunlap)

ISBN 13: 9780448089140    ISBN 10: 0448089149

The fourteenth book in the Hardy Boys series, originally published in 1935. In this book, the Hardy Boys head South to settle a feud.

The fourteenth book in the Hardy Boys series, originally published in 1935. In this book, the Hardy Boys head South to settle a feud. [less]

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In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson

Bette Bao Lord, Marc Simont

1986    176 pages    (HarperCollins)

ISBN 13: 9780064401753    ISBN 10: 0064401758

Shirley Temple Wong sails from China to America with a heart full of dreams.Her new home is Brooklyn, New York. America is indeed a land full of wonders, but Shirley doesn't know any English, so it's hard to make friends. Then a miracle-baseball-happens. It is 1947, and Jackie Robinson, star of the Brooklyn Dodgers, is everyone's hero. Jackie Robinson is proving that a black man, the grandson of a slave, can make a difference in America and for Shirley as well, on the ball field [...]

Shirley Temple Wong sails from China to America with a heart full of dreams.Her new home is Brooklyn, New York. America is indeed a land full of wonders, but Shirley doesn't know any English, so it's hard to make friends. Then a miracle-baseball-happens. It is 1947, and Jackie Robinson, star of the Brooklyn Dodgers, is everyone's hero. Jackie Robinson is proving that a black man, the grandson of a slave, can make a difference in America and for Shirley as well, on the ball field and off, America becomes the land of opportunity. [less]

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James and the Giant Peach

Roald Dahl

2007    160 pages    (Puffin)

ISBN 13: 9780142410363    ISBN 10: 0142410365

A little magic can take you a long way. After James Henry Trotter's parents are tragically eaten by a rhinoceros, he goes to live with his two horrible aunts, Spiker and Sponge. Life there is no fun, until James accidentally drops some magic crystals by the old peach tree and strange things start to happen. The peach at the top of the tree begins to grow, and before long it's as big as a house. Inside, James meets a bunch of oversized friends—Grasshopper, Centipede, Ladybug, and [...]

A little magic can take you a long way. After James Henry Trotter's parents are tragically eaten by a rhinoceros, he goes to live with his two horrible aunts, Spiker and Sponge. Life there is no fun, until James accidentally drops some magic crystals by the old peach tree and strange things start to happen. The peach at the top of the tree begins to grow, and before long it's as big as a house. Inside, James meets a bunch of oversized friends—Grasshopper, Centipede, Ladybug, and more. With a snip of the stem, the peach starts rolling away, and the great adventure begins! [less]

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Katie's Baby-Sitting Job

Martha Tolles

1985    124 pages    (Scholastic)

ISBN 13: 9780590325233    ISBN 10: 059032523X

When several pieces of valuable jewelry disappear during Katie's first babysitting job, she finds that she must discover the explanation to clear her own name.

When several pieces of valuable jewelry disappear during Katie's first babysitting job, she finds that she must discover the explanation to clear her own name. [less]

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Mary Poppins

P. L. Travers

(Scholastic)

ISBN 13: 9780007286416    ISBN 10: 0007286414

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Mary Poppins: 80th Anniversary Collection

Dr. P. L. Travers

2014    1024 pages    (HMH Books for Young Readers)

ISBN 13: 9780544340473    ISBN 10: 0544340477

Since the 1934 publication of Mary Poppins, stories of this magical nanny have delighted children and adults the world over. In honor of the book’s 80th anniversary comes this lush collection that includes the first four tales by P. L. Travers, illustrated by Mary Shepard: Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins Comes Back, Mary Poppins Opens the Door, and Mary Poppins in the Park. Featuring a gilded cover, a foreword by Gregory Maguire, and an essay by P. L. Travers about the [...]

Since the 1934 publication of Mary Poppins, stories of this magical nanny have delighted children and adults the world over. In honor of the book’s 80th anniversary comes this lush collection that includes the first four tales by P. L. Travers, illustrated by Mary Shepard: Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins Comes Back, Mary Poppins Opens the Door, and Mary Poppins in the Park. Featuring a gilded cover, a foreword by Gregory Maguire, and an essay by P. L. Travers about the writing of Mary Poppins, this handsome volume will make a lovely gift for fans new and old. Travel on the east wind to Cherry Tree Lane with Mary in these stories that inspired the classic film, the stage show, and young imaginations the world over.  [less]

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Mouse and the Motorcycle, The

Beverly Cleary

1990    176 pages    (HarperCollins)

ISBN 13: 9780380709243    ISBN 10: 0380709244

"Boy!" said Ralph to himself, his whiskers quivering with excitement. "Boy, oh boy!" Feeling that this was an important moment in his life, he took hold of the handgrips. They felt good and solid beneath his paws. Yes, this motorcycle was a good machine all right.Ralph the mouse ventures out from behind the piney knothole in the wall of his hotel-room home, scrambles up the telephone wire to the end table, and climbs aboard the toy motorcycle left there by a young guest. His [...]

"Boy!" said Ralph to himself, his whiskers quivering with excitement. "Boy, oh boy!" Feeling that this was an important moment in his life, he took hold of the handgrips. They felt good and solid beneath his paws. Yes, this motorcycle was a good machine all right.Ralph the mouse ventures out from behind the piney knothole in the wall of his hotel-room home, scrambles up the telephone wire to the end table, and climbs aboard the toy motorcycle left there by a young guest. His thrill ride does not last long. The ringing telephone startles Ralph, and he and the motorcycle take a terrible fall - right to the bottom of a metal wastebasket. Luckily, Keith, the owner of the motorcycle, returns to find his toy. Keith rescues Ralph and teaches him how to ride the bike. Thus begins a great friendship and many awesome adventures. Once a mouse can ride a motorcyle ... almost anything can happen! [less]

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Mud! - Hello Reader (Level 1) - Paperback

(Hello Reader)

ISBN 13: 78073003990   

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Night Flyers (American Girl), The

Elizabeth McDavid Jones

146 pages    (Scholastic, Incorporated)

ISBN 13: 9780439405003    ISBN 10: 0439405009

Clean book. A book to be enjoyed. FAST SHIPPING!

Clean book. A book to be enjoyed. FAST SHIPPING! [less]

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Night the Whole Class Slept Over, The

Stella Pevsner

1992    176 pages    (Aladdin)

ISBN 13: 9780671781576    ISBN 10: 0067178157

Tired of living in the back-to-nature fashion of his parents, Dan Wakefield yearns for a ""normal"" life like the other kids, and he gets his chance during the annual class sleepover at the local library--a sleepover that becomes anything but normal. Reprint. VY.

Tired of living in the back-to-nature fashion of his parents, Dan Wakefield yearns for a ""normal"" life like the other kids, and he gets his chance during the annual class sleepover at the local library--a sleepover that becomes anything but normal. Reprint. VY. [less]

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Otis Spofford

Beverly Cleary

2001    208 pages    (HarperCollins)

ISBN 13: 9780380709199    ISBN 10: 0380709198

When it comes to stirring up a little excitement in class, Otis Spofford knows just what to do. He can turn a folk dance fiesta into a three-ring circus . . . or an arithmetic lesson into a spitball marathon. Best of all, Otis likes teasing neat, well-behaved Ellen Tebbits—until the day his teasing goes too far. Now Otis is nervous, because Ellen isn't just mad . . . she's planning something!

When it comes to stirring up a little excitement in class, Otis Spofford knows just what to do. He can turn a folk dance fiesta into a three-ring circus . . . or an arithmetic lesson into a spitball marathon. Best of all, Otis likes teasing neat, well-behaved Ellen Tebbits—until the day his teasing goes too far. Now Otis is nervous, because Ellen isn't just mad . . . she's planning something! [less]

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Poison Frog Mystery (The Boxcar Children Mysteries #74) (Boxcar Children (Quality)), The

2000    128 pages    (Albert Whitman & Company)

ISBN 13: 9780807565872    ISBN 10: 0807565873

When someone steals animals from the zoo, the children set a trap using a beautiful but dangerous poison-arrow frog.

When someone steals animals from the zoo, the children set a trap using a beautiful but dangerous poison-arrow frog. [less]

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Ramona Quimby, Age 8

Beverly Cleary

1992    208 pages    (HarperCollins)

ISBN 13: 9780380709564    ISBN 10: 0380709562

Everything depends on Ramona.Ramona's job is to be nice to fussy Mrs. Kemp, who watches her while her mother works. If Mrs. Quimby didn't work, Mr. Quimby couldn't return to college. On top of all that, third grade isn't turning out as Ramona expected. Danny the Yard Ape teases her and, on one horrible day, she throws up—at school. Being eight isn't easy, but it's never dull!

Everything depends on Ramona.Ramona's job is to be nice to fussy Mrs. Kemp, who watches her while her mother works. If Mrs. Quimby didn't work, Mr. Quimby couldn't return to college. On top of all that, third grade isn't turning out as Ramona expected. Danny the Yard Ape teases her and, on one horrible day, she throws up—at school. Being eight isn't easy, but it's never dull! [less]

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Secret Garden (Great Illustrated Classics

Frances Hodgson Burnett

2006    240 pages    (Abdo Publishing Company)

ISBN 13: 9781577658092    ISBN 10: 1577658094

Ten-year-old Mary comes to live in a lonely house on the Yorkshire moors and discovers an invalid cousin and the mysteries of a locked garden.

Ten-year-old Mary comes to live in a lonely house on the Yorkshire moors and discovers an invalid cousin and the mysteries of a locked garden. [less]

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Secrets Of Droon Special Edition #3: Voyagers Of The Silver Sand

Tony Abbott

2005    192 pages    (Scholastic Paperbacks)

ISBN 13: 9780439671774    ISBN 10: 0439671779

With nearly 2 million books in print, this Little Apple series is H-O-T, hot. The SECRET is out -- DROON is the series that kids, parents, and teachers are talking about!Trapped! The Rainbow Stairs have disappeared, and Eric, Neal, and Julie are stranded in Droon with no way home. Even worse, Young Sparr and Gethwing have escaped to the Upper World! Eric and his friends have just 24 hours to restore the stairs -- but how? The answers are at the end of a long, enchanted caravan that leads the [...]

With nearly 2 million books in print, this Little Apple series is H-O-T, hot. The SECRET is out -- DROON is the series that kids, parents, and teachers are talking about!Trapped! The Rainbow Stairs have disappeared, and Eric, Neal, and Julie are stranded in Droon with no way home. Even worse, Young Sparr and Gethwing have escaped to the Upper World! Eric and his friends have just 24 hours to restore the stairs -- but how? The answers are at the end of a long, enchanted caravan that leads the kids all through Droon's past and present. On the way, they learn that only the magical Five Wizards of Eshku can bring the Rainbow Stairs back. But can the kids find all five wizards in time? Or will they be trapped in Droon forever? [less]

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Stallion in the Storm (Animal Ark Hauntings #1)

Ben M. Baglio

2001    144 pages    (Scholastic, Inc)

ISBN 13: 9780439341264    ISBN 10: 0439341264

Mandy and James can hardly wait to accompany Mandy¹s father to Folan¹s Racing Stables. When they arrive, they find there is trouble going on. Some of the jockeys believe the stables are haunted by Tibor, a stallion who died in a race. Can Mandy and James discover the truthŠ and help Tibor make his peace?

Mandy and James can hardly wait to accompany Mandy¹s father to Folan¹s Racing Stables. When they arrive, they find there is trouble going on. Some of the jockeys believe the stables are haunted by Tibor, a stallion who died in a race. Can Mandy and James discover the truthŠ and help Tibor make his peace? [less]

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Stargirl

Jerry Spinelli

2002    208 pages    (Ember)

ISBN 13: 9780439444439    ISBN 10: 0037582233

Stargirl. From the day she arrives at quiet Mica High in a burst of color and sound, the hallways hum with the murmur of “Stargirl, Stargirl.” She captures Leo Borlock’s heart with just one smile. She sparks a school-spirit revolution with just one cheer. The students of Mica High are enchanted. At first. Then they turn on her. Stargirl is suddenly shunned for everything that makes her different, and Leo, panicked and desperate with love, urges her to become the very thing that [...]

Stargirl. From the day she arrives at quiet Mica High in a burst of color and sound, the hallways hum with the murmur of “Stargirl, Stargirl.” She captures Leo Borlock’s heart with just one smile. She sparks a school-spirit revolution with just one cheer. The students of Mica High are enchanted. At first. Then they turn on her. Stargirl is suddenly shunned for everything that makes her different, and Leo, panicked and desperate with love, urges her to become the very thing that can destroy her: normal. In this celebration of nonconformity, Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli weaves a tense, emotional tale about the perils of popularity and the thrill and inspiration of first love. [less]

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Summer of Riley, The

Eve Bunting

2002    176 pages    (HarperCollins)

ISBN 13: 9780064409278    ISBN 10: 0064409279

"Maybe that's one of the reasons people get dogs, to kind of close up the empty places inside them."Eleven-year-old William never needed a friend more than now. After his parents' separation, his father's new engagement, and his grandfather's dying without any warning -- adopting big, beautiful Riley is the first thing in a long time that has made him feel better. That is, until Riley innocently chases a horse.Local law states that any animal that chases livestock [...]

"Maybe that's one of the reasons people get dogs, to kind of close up the empty places inside them."Eleven-year-old William never needed a friend more than now. After his parents' separation, his father's new engagement, and his grandfather's dying without any warning -- adopting big, beautiful Riley is the first thing in a long time that has made him feel better. That is, until Riley innocently chases a horse.Local law states that any animal that chases livestock must be put to sleep. Suddenly William stands to lose another thing close to him. Together with his "totally unsurpassed" friend Grace, William begins a campaign to reverse the county commissioners' decision. But with a community divided on the issue, and the bully Ellis Porter trying to stop them at every turn, will they be able to save Riley's life?Celebrated author Eve Bunting shows William's determined struggle to fight for what he believes in. The Summer of Riley is an inspiring novel about learning to accept life's changes, the healing power of friendship, and the unending desire to protect those we love. [less]

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Superfudge

Judy Blume

2007    192 pages    (Puffin)

ISBN 13: 9780142408803    ISBN 10: 0142408808

Fans young and old will laugh out loud at the irrepressible wit of peter Hatcher, the hilarious antics of mischievous Fudge, and the unbreakable confidence of know-it-all sheila tubman in Judy blume’s five Fudge books. brand-new covers adorn these perennial favorites, and will entice a whole new generation of Fudge—and Judy blume—fans.

Fans young and old will laugh out loud at the irrepressible wit of peter Hatcher, the hilarious antics of mischievous Fudge, and the unbreakable confidence of know-it-all sheila tubman in Judy blume’s five Fudge books. brand-new covers adorn these perennial favorites, and will entice a whole new generation of Fudge—and Judy blume—fans. [less]

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These Happy Golden Years (Little House)

Laura Ingalls Wilder

1994    304 pages    (HarperCollins)

ISBN 13: 9780064400084    ISBN 10: 0064400085

Fifteen-year-old Laura lives apart from her family for the first time, teaching school in a claim shanty twelve miles from home. She is very homesick, but keeps at it so that she can help pay for her sister Mary's tuition at the college for the blind. During school vacations Laura has fun with her singing lessons, going on sleigh rides, and best of all, helping Almanzo Wilder drive his new buggy. Friendship soon turns to love for Laura and Almanzo in the romantic conclusion of this Little [...]

Fifteen-year-old Laura lives apart from her family for the first time, teaching school in a claim shanty twelve miles from home. She is very homesick, but keeps at it so that she can help pay for her sister Mary's tuition at the college for the blind. During school vacations Laura has fun with her singing lessons, going on sleigh rides, and best of all, helping Almanzo Wilder drive his new buggy. Friendship soon turns to love for Laura and Almanzo in the romantic conclusion of this Little House book. [less]

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Viper's Nest (The 39 Clues, Book 7), The

Peter Lerangis

2010    176 pages    (Scholastic Inc.)

ISBN 13: 9780545060479    ISBN 10: 0545060478

The most dangerous secret in Amy and Dan's past is unveiled in Book 7 of the #1 New York Times bestselling series.JOIN ANYTIME TO PLAY FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN!It's no longer a game. The body count is rising. Shaken by recent events, Amy and Dan flee to an exotic land and trace the footsteps of their most formidable ancestor yet: a military leader of mythic proportions. Yet just as the siblings begin to master the art of ancient warfare, they confront a dangerous enemy that can't be [...]

The most dangerous secret in Amy and Dan's past is unveiled in Book 7 of the #1 New York Times bestselling series.JOIN ANYTIME TO PLAY FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN!It's no longer a game. The body count is rising. Shaken by recent events, Amy and Dan flee to an exotic land and trace the footsteps of their most formidable ancestor yet: a military leader of mythic proportions. Yet just as the siblings begin to master the art of ancient warfare, they confront a dangerous enemy that can't be felled with a sword: the truth. With the stakes higher than ever, Amy and Dan uncover a devastating secret that changes everything [less]

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Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger

Louis Sachar

1998    160 pages    (HarperCollins)

ISBN 13: 9780380731497    ISBN 10: 0380731495

Strange Strangers Come to Wayside School...Welcome back to Wayside School! After closing for 242 days to get rid of the cows (don't ask), everyone's favorite thirty-story school is finally back in session.But all is not well at the school with no nineteenth floor. Mrs. Jewls, the best teacher at Wayside, is having a baby, and that can mean only one thing--substitute teachers.First comes Mr. Gorf. Was he married to the terrible Mrs. Gorf? And why does he have three nostrils? The kids [...]

Strange Strangers Come to Wayside School...Welcome back to Wayside School! After closing for 242 days to get rid of the cows (don't ask), everyone's favorite thirty-story school is finally back in session.But all is not well at the school with no nineteenth floor. Mrs. Jewls, the best teacher at Wayside, is having a baby, and that can mean only one thing--substitute teachers.First comes Mr. Gorf. Was he married to the terrible Mrs. Gorf? And why does he have three nostrils? The kids won't tell you. They're not talking.Then there's Mrs. Drazil. She never forgets a missed homework assignment, not even one that Louis the yard teacher owed her fifteen years ago.By the time the class gets the fearsome Miss Nogard, the kids can't wait for everything to return to normal.Wayside School may seem like a pretty strange place already, but now it has to get a little stranger."These additional anecdotes about Wayside School will surely tickle the funny bones of Sachar's fans. Thirty more 'time outs' are miraculously conflated into a semicoherent story about the students and teachers at this unique 30-story 1-classroom-per-floor elementary school. Mrs. Jewls, the teacher atop the school, is out on maternity leave and her students find themselves facing three consecutive substitutes....Contains hilarity, malevolence, romance, relentless punning,goofiness, inspiration, revenge, and poignancy."--School Library Journal. [less]

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Year of Impossible Goodbyes

Sook Nyul Choi

1993    169 pages    (Yearling)

ISBN 13: 9780440407591    ISBN 10: 0440407591

It is 1945, and courageous ten-year-old Sookan and her family must endure the cruelties of the Japanese military occupying Korea.  Police captain Narita does his best to destroy everything of value to the family, but he cannot break their spirit.  Sookan's father is with the resistance movement in Manchuria and her older brothers have been sent away to labor camps.  Her mother is forced to supervise a sock factory and Sookan herself must wear a uniform and [...]

It is 1945, and courageous ten-year-old Sookan and her family must endure the cruelties of the Japanese military occupying Korea.  Police captain Narita does his best to destroy everything of value to the family, but he cannot break their spirit.  Sookan's father is with the resistance movement in Manchuria and her older brothers have been sent away to labor camps.  Her mother is forced to supervise a sock factory and Sookan herself must wear a uniform and attend a Japanese school.Then the war ends.  Out come the colorful Korean silks and bags of white rice.  But Communist Russian troops have taken control of North Korea and once again the family is suppressed.  Sookan and her family know their only hope for freedom lies in a dangerous escape to Americancontrolled South Korea.Here is the incredible story of one family's love for each other and their determination to risk everything to find freedom. [less]

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