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Peter Pan Book Poster Image
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age 8+
This classic works best as a read-aloud.
By J. M. Barrie
(1904)
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The City of Ember Book Poster Image
age 8+
Part fantasy, part mystery, part treasure hunt.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2004)
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Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls: Moving Day Book Poster Image
age 8+
Cabot for tweens introduces a spunky heroine.
By Meg Cabot
(2008)
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The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread Book Poster Image
age 8+
Brave mouse adventure a modern classic; great read-aloud.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2004)
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Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls: The New Girl Book Poster Image
age 8+
More spunk and "rules" from Cabot's popular series.
By Meg Cabot
(2008)
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BC Mambo: Stone Rabbit, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Lots of action, thin plot in wacky graphic novel.
By Erik Craddock
(2009)
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How to Train Your Dragon: The Heroic Misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Engaging story is great for reluctant readers.
By Cressida Cowell
(2004)
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The One and Only Ivan Book Poster Image
age 8+
Heartwarming story of a heroic, artistic, captive gorilla.
By Katherine Applegate
(2012)
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May B. Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Riveting and moving account of girl's struggle for survival.
By Caroline Starr Rose
(2012)
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Big Nate Goes for Broke: Big Nate, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Creative underdogs win big in fun comic novel.
By Lincoln Peirce
(2012)
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Mr. and Mrs. Bunny -- Detectives Extraordinaire! Book Poster Image
age 8+
Wacky, charming tale of girl and bunnies to the rescue.
By Polly Horvath
(2012)
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Remarkable Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Great premise overcomes an excess of clever embellishments.
By Lizzie K. Foley
(2012)
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Tua and the Elephant Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun, exciting tale of Thai girl who rescues an elephant.
By R.P. Harris
(2012)
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Book Poster Image
age 8+
Original American fairy tale more spare, magical than movie.
By L. Frank Baum
(1900)
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Earthling! Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Wacky space adventure for sci-fi comics fans.
By Mark Fearing
(2012)
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Prairie Evers Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Great novel about a girl, her chickens, and her best friend.
By Ellen Airgood
(2012)
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About Average Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Inspiring story of sixth grader solving her bully problem.
By Andrew Clements
(2012)
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Gustav Gloom and the People Taker Book Poster Image
age 8+
Humorously spooky tale of making new, weird friends.
By Adam-Troy Castro
(2012)
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Survivors: The Empty City Book Poster Image
age 8+
Exciting start to dog fantasy series.
By Erin Hunter
(2012)
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The City of Ember: The Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 8+
Adaptation of sci-fi favorite a little murky visually.
By Jeanne DuPrau, Dallas Middaugh
(2012)
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