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Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré Book Poster Image
age 4+
Lively bio of New York's first Puerto Rican librarian.
By Anika Aldamuy Denise
(2019)
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Greetings from Witness Protection! Book Poster Image
age 11+
Kicky tween thriller deals with themes of abandonment.
By Jake Burt
(2017)
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Rad Women Worldwide: Artists and Athletes, Pirates and Punks, and Other Revolutionaries Who Shaped History Book Poster Image
age 11+
Engaging profiles of 40 amazing women in 31 countries.
By Kate Schatz
(2016)
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The Honest Truth Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Boy with cancer runs away to climb mountain in moving tale.
By Dan Gemeinhart
(2015)
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Mahalia Jackson: Walking with Kings and Queens Book Poster Image
age 4+
Gorgeous, uplifting picture-book bio of the Queen of Gospel.
By Nina Nolan
(2015)
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The New Adventures of Curious George Book Poster Image
age 4+
Anthology compiles funny, later George stories.
By H. A. Rey, Margret Rey
(2006)
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The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs Book Poster Image
age 4+
Garden fantasy casts a strange spell.
By William Joyce
(1996)
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The Apothecary Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Cold War kids use magic to save world in brilliant novel.
By Maile Meloy
(2011)
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Around the World in 100 Days Book Poster Image
age 11+
Fun follow-up to the Jules Verne classic.
By Gary Blackwood
(2010)
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The Dreamer Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Lyrical, ficionalized biography of famed poet Pablo Neruda.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2010)
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Jane and the Magician Book Poster Image
age 4+
Jane, the dragon-riding knight, saves the magic.
By Martin Baynton
(2007)
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Jane and the Dragon Book Poster Image
age 4+
Girl-knight story is predictable but enchanting.
By Martin Baynton
(2007)
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Operation Typhoon Shore: Guild of Specialists, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Intelligent, intense, edge-of-your-seat adventure.
By Joshua Mowll
(2006)
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Hatchet Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Hold on tight for an intense tale of survival.
By Gary Paulsen
(1987)
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Operation Red Jericho: The Guild of Specialists, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Top-notch, rip-roaring adventure with fantasy violence.
By Joshua Mowll
(2005)
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Stormbreaker: Alex Rider Adventures, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
British teen spy saves England in thriller!
By Anthony Horowitz
(2005)
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Harriet Beecher Stowe and the Beecher Preachers Book Poster Image
age 11+
An earnest group biography leavened with humor.
By Jean Fritz
(1994)
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Jumping Off to Freedom Book Poster Image
age 11+
Harrowing journey of family fleeing Cuba on a raft.
By Anilu Bernardo
(1996)
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Stonewall Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Positive portrayal of Stonewall Jackson.
By Jean Fritz
(2000)
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Voyage of the Frog Book Poster Image
age 11+
Harrowing adventure good for reluctant readers.
By Gary Paulsen
(1989)
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