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Weird Little Robots Book Poster Image
age 8+
Girls find friendship and love of science in engaging story.
By Carolyn Crimi
(2019)
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The Boy at the Back of the Class Book Poster Image
age 8+
Poignant, adventurous refugee story highlights kid activism.
By Onjali Q. Rauf
(2019)
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Mr. Lemoncello's All-Star Breakout Game: Mr. Lemoncello's Library, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Loony library game is all about fiction -- and empathy.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2019)
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Finding Langston Book Poster Image
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age 8+
In lovely, moving story, boy who lost mom discovers poetry.
By Lesa Cline-Ransome
(2018)
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Full of Beans Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Plucky boy finds conscience, hope amid Great Depression.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2016)
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Moo
age 8+
City kids meet cow in fun tale of empathy, perseverance.
By Sharon Creech
(2016)
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The Inquisitor's Tale: Or, the Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog Book Poster Image
age 10+
Poignant, funny medieval tale skewers ignorance, bigotry.
By Adam Gidwitz
(2016)
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Ashes:  The Seeds of America Trilogy, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting, hopeful end to Revolutionary War saga.
By Laurie Halse Anderson
(2016)
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Lily and Dunkin Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Sensitive story of misfits striving to be their real selves.
By Donna Gephart
(2016)
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Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story Book Poster Image
age 10+
Thought-provoking story of four kids affected by 9/11.
By Nora Raleigh Baskin
(2016)
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All-of-a-Kind Family Series Book Poster Image
age 8+
Loving stories of a large Jewish family in 1915 New York.
By Sydney Taylor
(1984)
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Firefly Hollow Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Sweet, poignant tale of loss, friendship, following dreams.
By Alison McGhee
(2015)
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The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate Book Poster Image
age 10+
Callie gets into science and scrapes in strong sequel.
By Jacqueline Kelly
(2015)
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Big Nate Lives It Up: Big Nate, Book 7 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Nate at his best, showing empathy for geeky new kid.
By Lincoln Peirce
(2015)
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The Madman of Piney Woods Book Poster Image
age 10+
Moving 1901 adventure explores race, class, mental illness.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2014)
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Stay Where You Are & Then Leave Book Poster Image
age 10+
Captivating tale of soldier's boy in World War I London.
By John Boyne
(2014)
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Ruby Goldberg's Bright Idea Book Poster Image
age 8+
Warm story of science-lover learning to be a good friend.
By Anna Humphrey
(2013)
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Ghost Hawk Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Gorgeous tale of friendship between colonist and Indian.
By Susan Cooper
(2013)
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Falcon in the Glass Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting tale of boy glassblower in Renaissance Italy.
By Susan Fletcher
(2013)
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Crow Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Irresistible boy narrator faces turn-of-20th-century racism.
By Barbara Wright
(2012)
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