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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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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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The Big Book of Trains Book Poster Image
age 4+
Draws in railroad buffs and reluctant readers.
By Christine Heap
(1998)
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26 Fairmount Avenue Book Poster Image
age 6+
Amusing tales from author's childhood.
By Tomie dePaola
(1999)
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Bill Peet: An Autobiography Book Poster Image
age 9+
Former Disney illustrator shares his life story.
By Bill Peet
(1989)
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Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride: Based on a True Story Book Poster Image
age 6+
Amelia Earhart & Eleanor Roosevelt's 1933 flight.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(1999)
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Babe the Gallant Pig Book Poster Image
age 8+
A lively, universal story of unlikely friendships.
By Dick King-Smith
(1985)
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I Lost My Bear Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Text and pictures work together perfectly.
By Jules Feiffer
(1998)
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Babar and Zephir Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Zephir's great adventure will captivate readers.
By Jean de Brunhoff
(1969)
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The Ashwater Experiment Book Poster Image
age 9+
A sharp take on junior high relationships.
By Amy Goldman Koss
(1999)
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The Adventures of Captain Underpants: Captain Underpants, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Gross potty humor, funny pranks will hook reluctant readers.
By Dav Pilkey
(1997)
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Book Poster Image
age 9+
A classic that both adults and kids love.
By Lewis Carroll
(1865)
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The Field Guide: The Spiderwick Chronicles, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 6+
Ideal summer read for the middle elementary crowd.
By Holly Black, Tony DiTerlizzi
(2003)
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A Wrinkle in Time Book Poster Image
age 9+
Classic sci-fi story still inspires and gets kids thinking.
By Madeleine L'Engle
(1962)
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The Gardener Book Poster Image
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age 4+
A tale of hope to treasure.
By Sarah Stewart
(1997)
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A Swiftly Tilting Planet Book Poster Image
age 9+
A teenager saves the world from destruction.
By Madeleine L'Engle
(1978)
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Keeper of the Night Book Poster Image
age 12+
Girl's story following mother's suicide.
By Kimberly Willis Holt
(2003)
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A Wind in the Door Book Poster Image
age 9+
Classic science fiction with timeless appeal.
By Madeleine L'Engle
(1976)
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Many Waters Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Kids are pulled into epic good vs. evil struggle.
By Madeleine L'Engle
(1986)
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