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The Tree of Life: A Book Depicting the Life of Charles Darwin: Naturalist, Geologist & Thinker Book Poster Image
age 8+
Children's biography of the famous naturalist.
By Peter Sis
(2003)
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Vince Carter: Choose Your Course Book Poster Image
age 8+
An inspirational autobiography of an NBA All-Star.
By Vince Carter, Greg Brown
(2004)
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Brad Johnson: Play with Passion Book Poster Image
age 8+
Upbeat story of a passionate NFL quarterback.
By Brad Johnson
(2004)
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The Discovery of Dragons Book Poster Image
age 8+
Gorgeous art and scaled-up humor for tweens up.
By Graeme Base
(2007)
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Malcolm X: A Fire Burning Brightly Book Poster Image
age 8+
Complex issues make this best for older kids.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2000)
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Escape! The Story of the Great Houdini Book Poster Image
age 8+
Engrossing Houdini bio by kids' author/magician.
By Sid Fleischman
(2006)
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Nicholas Book Poster Image
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age 8+
French classic about misbehaving schoolboys.
By Rene Goscinny
(2005)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules Book Poster Image
age 8+
Big dose of sibling rivalry in very funny 2nd book.
By Jeff Kinney
(2008)
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The Willoughbys Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Dark humor may not be to everyone's taste.
By Lois Lowry
(2008)
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Attack of the Growling Eyeballs: Who Shrunk Daniel Funk? Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Boy humor should appeal to reluctant readers.
By Lin Oliver
(2008)
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Sir Fartsalot Hunts the Booger Book Poster Image
age 8+
Great fun, and not nearly as crude as the title.
By Kevin Bolger
(2008)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw Book Poster Image
age 8+
More funny antics, clueless behavior in 3rd installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2009)
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Melonhead Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Playful story full of fun, inventions, trouble, and friends.
By Katy Kelly
(2009)
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The Great and Only Barnum Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fascinating, thorough look at the showman and his time.
By Candace Fleming
(2009)
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Lunch Lady Series Book Poster Image
age 8+
Wacky graphic novel series serves justice with sloppy joes.
By Jarrett J. Krosoczka
(2009)
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Flanimals Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Whimsical, browser-friendly guide to fake creatures.
By Ricky Gervais
(2005)
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The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook Book Poster Image
age 8+
Smart kids, no violence; great pick for kids new to comics.
By Eleanor Davis
(2009)
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Kit Feeny Series Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Lots of life lessons packed in cute comic series.
By Michael Townsend
(2009)
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The Adventures of Mark Twain by Huckleberry Finn Book Poster Image
age 8+
Clever, fun bio's wordplay is best fit for school-aged kids.
By Robert Burleigh
(2011)
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Horton Halfpott Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun, oddball farce reminiscent of Lemony Snicket.
By Tom Angleberger
(2011)
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