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Flying Solo Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Funny, real, and powerfully moving.
By Ralph Fletcher
(1998)
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The School Story Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Enchanting tale will leave readers grinning.
By Andrew Clements
(2001)
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Sahara Special Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A lovely, moving book about a student and teacher.
By Esme Raji Codell
(2003)
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The Shakespeare Stealer Book Poster Image
age 9+
A fresh look at Shakespeare for young readers.
By Gary Blackwood
(1998)
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Moon of Two Dark Horses Book Poster Image
age 9+
Haunting tale set during the Revolutionary War.
By Sally M. Keehn
(2004)
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Into the Firestorm: A Novel of San Francisco, 1906 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Plucky orphan survives San Francisco's big quake.
By Deborah Hopkinson
(2006)
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Firegirl Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A disfigured classmate teaches stirring lessons.
By Tony Abbott
(2006)
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Loser Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A moving, funny, lyrical tale with big appeal.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2003)
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The Game of Silence Book Poster Image
age 9+
White settlers force Indian family to leave land.
By Louise Erdrich
(2005)
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Out of the Dust Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A penetrating look at a poor child's life.
By Karen Hesse
(1997)
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Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction Book Poster Image
age 9+
Learn how ancient cathedrals were built.
By David Macaulay
(1973)
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Why Don't You Get a Horse, Sam Adams? Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fun story about quirky patriot's quest.
By Jean Fritz
(1974)
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And Then What Happened, Paul Revere? Book Poster Image
age 9+
Adventure and humor mix with history.
By Jean Fritz
(1973)
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The Landry News Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Rich with understanding of students and teachers.
By Andrew Clements
(1999)
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Ghosts I Have Been Book Poster Image
age 9+
Peck combines shivery horror with slapstick humor.
By Richard Peck
(1977)
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The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 Book Poster Image
age 9+
A funny novel with a devastating emotional punch.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(1995)
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Santa, Are You for Real? Book Poster Image
age 9+
For those ready to learn the truth about Santa.
By Harold Myra
(1997)
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Frindle Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Tale of creative troublemaker a surefire winner with kids.
By Andrew Clements
(1996)
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Number the Stars Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Stirring tale of girl who smuggles Jews to safety in WWII.
By Lois Lowry
(1989)
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The Witch of Blackbird Pond Book Poster Image
age 9+
1600s America springs to life for today's kids.
By Elizabeth George Speare
(1958)
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