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Chig and the Second Spread Book Poster Image
age 8+
Keeps harshness of Depression mostly at bay.
By Gwenyth Swain
(2003)
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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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Love That Dog Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Boy pours his grief into poetry in moving free-verse gem.
By Sharon Creech
(2004)
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Inside Grandad Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Magical story about a boy and his grandfather.
By Peter Dickinson
(2004)
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The Great Good Thing Book Poster Image
age 8+
Great for kids who love books.
By Roderick Townley
(2004)
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The City of Ember Book Poster Image
age 8+
Part fantasy, part mystery, part treasure hunt.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2004)
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Coraline Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Strange, surreal tale sure to creep kids out.
By Neil Gaiman
(2004)
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Into the Labyrinth Book Poster Image
age 8+
OK, but not as good as The Great Good Thing.
By Roderick Townley
(2004)
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Baby Book Poster Image
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age 8+
A grieving family finds an abandoned baby.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(2004)
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The Facts and Fictions of Minna Pratt Book Poster Image
age 8+
Minna grows up with odd friends and relatives.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(2004)
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The Report Card Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Nora uses her genius to protest testing, grades.
By Andrew Clements
(2004)
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Charlie's Raven Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Charlie believes a raven can cure his grandfather.
By Jean Craighead George
(2004)
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North of Everything Book Poster Image
age 8+
A family moves from Florida to a Vermont farm.
By Craig Crist-Evans
(2004)
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Dragon Rider Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Dragon tale is great for bedtime read-aloud.
By Cornelia Funke
(2004)
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Sun & Spoon Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Boy seeks something to remember his grandmother.
By Kevin Henkes
(2004)
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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 Invention of Hugo Cabret Book Poster Image
age 8+
Spectacular cinematic book has lots of heart.
By Brian Selznick
(2007)
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The Shadows of Ghadames Book Poster Image
age 8+
A girl's life in turn-of-the-century Muslim Libya.
By Joelle Stolz
(2005)
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The Crow-Girl: The Children of Crow Cove Book Poster Image
age 8+
Orphaned girl seeks new family on Danish coast.
By Bodil Bredsdorff
(2005)
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