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The Silent Boy Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A period slice-of-life book.
By Lois Lowry
(2003)
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The Crying Rocks Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Slow-paced book about tough issues has supernatural spark.
By Janet Taylor Lisle
(2003)
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The Steps Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Spunky tween learns to accept her new, complicated family.
By Rachel Cohn
(2003)
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Thief of Dreams Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Boy is horrified to discover uncle's secret life.
By Todd Strasser
(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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Silk Umbrellas Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Lyrical slice-of-life from rural Thailand.
By Carolyn Marsden
(2005)
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Walking Mary Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Intriguing tale with mature themes; best for teens.
By James VanOosting
(2005)
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The Pull of the Ocean Book Poster Image
age 13+
Unsettling French fable may confuse and alarm kids.
By Jean-Claude Mourlevat
(2006)
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Aggie and Ben: Three Stories Book Poster Image
age 5+
Humorous boy-and-his-dog tales for early readers.
By Lori Ries
(2006)
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Goodbye, House: A Kid's Guide to Moving Book Poster Image
age 6+
Kids will love the hands-on format.
By Ann Banks
(1980)
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Agapanthus Hum and the Eyeglasses Book Poster Image
age 4+
Engaging book makes kids want to read more.
By Joy Cowley
(1999)
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Ballet Shoes Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Performing arts school tale great for kids who dance or act.
By Noel Streatfeild
(1993)
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Goodbye House Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Young bear bids farewell to the old home.
By Frank Asch
(1986)
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The Royal Bee Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Some kids will enjoy the quiet mood.
By Frances Park
(2000)
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Alida's Song Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Teen breaks through veneer of hurt and shyness.
By Gary Paulsen
(1999)
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Imaginary Enemy Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Main character is hard to like in disjointed tale.
By Julie Gonzalez
(2008)
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The Year My Sister Got Lucky Book Poster Image
age 14+
A standard plot strengthened by sisterly bonds.
By Aimee Friedman
(2008)
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Wish You Were Here Book Poster Image
age 12+
Scattered, quirky summer vacation drama.
By Catherine Clark
(2008)
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Going, Going, Gone! with the Pain and the Great One Book Poster Image
age 5+
Classic picture book revamped for new readers.
By Judy Blume
(2008)
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Let's Eat!/A Comer! Book Poster Image
age 3+
English/Spanish call to the family dinner table.
By Pat Mora
(2008)
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