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Black Beauty Book Poster Image
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age 10+
A heartrending, beautiful, educational classic.
By Anna Sewell
(1887)
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Bedtime for Frances Book Poster Image
age 4+
Kids can empathize with bedtime troubles.
By Russell Hoban, Lillian Hoban
(1960)
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Everyone Poops Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Adults might get squeamish, but kids will love it.
By Taro Gomi
(1993)
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Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery Book Poster Image
age 11+
Thoughtful, moving biography of Eleanor Roosevelt.
By Russell Freedman
(1993)
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A Drop of Water Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Photos capture water's beauty and complexity.
By Walter Wick
(1996)
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Flat Stanley Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Expressive writing and funny illustrations.
By Jeff Brown
(1964)
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Doctor De Soto Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Clever twists of plot keep kids interested.
By William Steig
(1982)
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The Chocolate War Book Poster Image
age 14+
A kind of "Dangerous Liaisons" for teenagers.
By Robert Cormier
(1974)
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The Century for Young People Book Poster Image
age 11+
A must for serious and casual history students.
By Peter Jennings
(1999)
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The Borrowers Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Classic tale a bit slow but retains its appeal.
By Mary Norton
(2003)
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Tuck Everlasting Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A timeless and thought-provoking novel.
By Natalie Babbitt
(1975)
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Charles A. Lindbergh: A Human Hero Book Poster Image
age 9+
An evenly presented Lindbergh biography.
By James Cross Giblin
(1997)
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Stuart Little Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Excellent bridge from chapter books to novels.
By E.B. White
(1945)
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A Child's Calendar Book Poster Image
age 4+
Traditional pastimes are linked to the 12 months.
By John Updike
(1999)
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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Book Poster Image
age 2+
Colorfully illustrated alphabet rhymes.
By Bill Martin Jr.
(1989)
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Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction Book Poster Image
age 9+
Learn how ancient cathedrals were built.
By David Macaulay
(1973)
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The Children's Book of America Book Poster Image
age 6+
Sometimes moralistic stories miss audience.
By William J. Bennett
(1998)
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Corduroy Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Sweet, heartwarming picture-book classic.
By Don Freeman
(1968)
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Bound for America: The Forced Migration of Africans to the New World Book Poster Image
age 9+
This book gives slavery a human face.
By Jim Haskins
(1999)
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The Seeing Stone: The Spiderwick Chronicles, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Scarier and more action-packed than the first book.
By Tony DiTerlizzi, Holly Black
(2003)
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