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Rules Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Girl connects with brother who has autism in moving tale.
By Cynthia Lord
(2006)
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Our Only May Amelia Book Poster Image
age 9+
A historical novel set in the Pacific Northwest.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(1999)
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Three Cheers for Catherine the Great! Book Poster Image
age 6+
Miniature mystery will keep kids engaged.
By Cari Best
(1999)
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Animalia Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Kids will love this spectacular illustrated book.
By Graeme Base
(1986)
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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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The Great Gilly Hopkins Book Poster Image
age 9+
Brash foster-kid tale a great choice for reluctant readers.
By Katherine Paterson
(1978)
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The Long Silk Strand: A Grandmother's Legacy to Her Granddaughter Book Poster Image
age 6+
Lovely tale addresses questions about death.
By Laura E. Williams
(1995)
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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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Grandad's Prayer of the Earth Book Poster Image
age 6+
Moving story offers opportunities for discussion.
By Douglas Wood
(1999)
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Bud, Not Buddy Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Well-crafted tale of an orphan's search for home.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(1999)
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Becoming Naomi Leon Book Poster Image
age 9+
A family flees a mean mother in this rich novel.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2006)
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The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy Book Poster Image
age 9+
Sisters romp through summer in old-fashioned charmer.
By Jeanne Birdsall
(2005)
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Love Me Tender Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Touching mother-daughter tale for tweens.
By Audrey Couloumbis
(2008)
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The Penderwicks on Gardam Street Book Poster Image
age 9+
Sequel to award-winner has more depth.
By Jeanne Birdsall
(2008)
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The Alphabet from A to Y, with Bonus Letter Z Book Poster Image
age 6+
Wild and crazy alphabet humor best for older kids.
By Steve Martin
(2007)
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Waiting for Normal Book Poster Image
age 9+
Moving portrait of a neglected child.
By Leslie Connor
(2008)
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I, Lorelei Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Poignant and funny family tale for tweens.
By Yeardley Smith
(2009)
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Forever Rose Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Eccentric family still charms in Casson series finale.
By Hilary McKay
(2008)
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City Boy Book Poster Image
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age 9+
AIDS orphan adjusts to the country life in Malawi.
By Jan Michael
(2009)
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The Beef Princess of Practical County Book Poster Image
age 9+
Moving, nontraditional farm story with heartland values.
By Michelle Houts
(2009)
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