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Framed Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Eccentric and enchanting kid art caper.
By Frank Cottrell Boyce
(2006)
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Maniac Magee Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Exciting, moving story explores racism, myth making.
By Jerry Spinelli
(1990)
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The Puppy Sister Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Joyous story about the power of family love.
By S. E. Hinton
(1995)
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Millions Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Multifacted tale hits the mark with wit, depth.
By Frank Cottrell Boyce
(2005)
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Ramona and Her Father Book Poster Image
age 9+
A timeless classic with the fab Ramona!
By Beverly Cleary
(2000)
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Heart of a Shepherd Book Poster Image
age 9+
Growing up in the heartland beautifully, movingly portrayed.
By Roseanne Parry
(2009)
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Destiny, Rewritten Book Poster Image
age 9+
Utterly charming tale of Berkeley girl in search of father.
By Kathryn Fitzmaurice
(2013)
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The Boy on the Porch Book Poster Image
age 9+
Wonderful story of mute boy mysteriously left on farm.
By Sharon Creech
(2013)
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Sarah, Plain and Tall Book Poster Image
age 9+
Warm family story of children's wish for a mother.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(1985)
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The Magic Half Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Clever time-travel mystery about twins has some mild danger.
By Annie Barrows
(2009)
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There’s a Zombie in My Bathtub: Here's Hank, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 6+
Resourceful Hank faces fears in fun Halloween story.
By Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
(2015)
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All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook Book Poster Image
age 9+
Warm, moving story of remarkable boy who calls prison home.
By Leslie Connor
(2016)
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Weekends with Max and His Dad Book Poster Image
age 6+
Playful, realistic tale of adjusting to life after divorce.
By Linda Urban
(2016)
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Road Trip with Max and His Mom Book Poster Image
age 6+
Fun road trip sequel explores emotional effects of divorce.
By Linda Urban
(2018)
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Inkling Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Live ink blob helps family cope with loss in touching tale.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2018)
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Right as Rain Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Pitch-perfect story about loss and change inspires hope.
By Lindsey Stoddard
(2019)
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The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise Book Poster Image
age 9+
Girl and her dad flee grief in heart-filled road-trip tale.
By Dan Gemeinhart
(2019)
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Far Away Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Wild road trip drives emotional story of lies, loss, love.
By Lisa Graff
(2019)
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A Cool Moonlight Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Lyrical tale of girl who must avoid sunlight.
By Angela Johnson
(2003)
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The Fire-Eaters Book Poster Image
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age 9+
The beautiful and the bizarre coexist here.
By David Almond
(2004)
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