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Peter Pan Book Poster Image
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age 8+
This classic works best as a read-aloud.
By J. M. Barrie
(1904)
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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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May B. Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Riveting and moving account of girl's struggle for survival.
By Caroline Starr Rose
(2012)
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Storybound Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Hugely inventive story of kids in peril in fairy-tale world.
By Marissa Burt
(2012)
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Book Poster Image
age 8+
Original American fairy tale more spare, magical than movie.
By L. Frank Baum
(1900)
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Prairie Evers Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Great novel about a girl, her chickens, and her best friend.
By Ellen Airgood
(2012)
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The Wishing Spell: The Land of Stories, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Captivating, imaginative story of kids in fairy-tale world.
By Chris Colfer
(2012)
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Escape From Hat Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Clever epic of heroic rabbits vs. evil black cats.
By Adam Kline
(2012)
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Ghoulish Song Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Brave girl shines in exciting companion to Goblin Secrets.
By William Alexander
(2013)
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The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle Book Poster Image
age 8+
Wacky, gripping sequel has slapstick, swordplay, sweetness.
By Christopher Healy
(2013)
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Handbook for Dragon Slayers Book Poster Image
age 8+
Exciting medieval adventure with brave teens and dragons.
By Merrie Haskell
(2013)
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The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail Book Poster Image
age 8+
Swashbuckling adventure of mouse in Queen Victoria's court.
By Richard Peck
(2013)
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Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library: Mr. Lemoncello's Library, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun mystery about kids locked in library by wacky genius.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2013)
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Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, poignant tale of cynical girl, superpowered squirrel.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2013)
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A Snicker of Magic Book Poster Image
age 8+
Kids try to find town's lost magic in beguiling tale.
By Natalie Lloyd
(2014)
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Lord and Lady Bunny -- Almost Royalty! Book Poster Image
age 8+
Hilarious sequel takes Madeline and Bunnys to England.
By Polly Horvath
(2014)
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The Map to Everywhere Book Poster Image
age 8+
Thrilling fantasy series opener makes a great read-aloud.
By Carrie Ryan, John Parke Davis
(2014)
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Red Butterfly Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Heartbreaking, uplifting, lyrical orphan tale in free verse.
By A. L. Sonnichsen
(2015)
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The Founding Fathers!: Those Horse-Ridin', Fiddle-Playin', Book-Readin', Gun-Totin' Gentlemen Who Started America Book Poster Image
age 8+
History this lively should be required reading in school.
By Jonah Winter
(2015)
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Finding Serendipity Book Poster Image
age 8+
Bold girl dives into author mom's story in wild romp.
By Angelica Banks
(2015)
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