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Junie B. Jones Series Book Poster Image
age 6+
Junie B. Jones brings good fun and laughs to early readers.
By Barbara Park
(1992)
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Little House in the Big Woods Book Poster Image
age 7+
Beloved classic follows a frontier family for four seasons.
By Laura Ingalls Wilder
(1932)
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Charlie Bumpers vs. The Teacher of the Year Book Poster Image
age 7+
Engaging school story about a messy boy with a good heart.
By Bill Harley
(2013)
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Skunked!: Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Laughs, science in new Callie series for younger readers.
By Jacqueline Kelly
(2016)
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The Carver Chronicles Series Book Poster Image
age 7+
Kids face challenges big and small in kind, engaging books.
By Karen English
(2014)
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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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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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Jasper and the Riddle of Riley's Mine Book Poster Image
age 8+
Rip-roaring historical adventure of brothers in a gold rush.
By Caroline Starr Rose
(2017)
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The Secret of Nightingale Wood Book Poster Image
age 8+
Suspenseful WWI family drama has feel of a classic.
By Lucy Strange
(2017)
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Little House Series Book Poster Image
age 8+
Engrossing frontier tales have dated racial attitudes.
By Laura Ingalls Wilder
(1932)
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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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Blubber Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Honest novel shows brutality of grade school bullying.
By Judy Blume
(1974)
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Sophia's War: A Tale of the Revolution Book Poster Image
age 9+
Girl becomes spy in absorbing American Revolution tale.
By Avi
(2012)
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A Horse Called Hero Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting, moving WWII tale a gem; not only for horse lovers.
By Sam Angus
(2014)
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Magic in the Mix Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Exciting time-travel sequel has big ideas, mild peril.
By Annie Barrows
(2014)
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Stella by Starlight Book Poster Image
age 9+
Compelling, nuanced tale of loving family under segregation.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2015)
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The War That Saved My Life Book Poster Image
age 9+
Abused girl finds courage, family in compelling WWII story.
By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
(2015)
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All the Answers Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Worried girl gets magical pencil in reassuring story.
By Kate Messner
(2015)
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Paper Wishes Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Sad, soulful story of grieving girl interned during WWII.
By Lois Sepahban
(2016)
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The War I Finally Won Book Poster Image
age 9+
Ada shows courage in riveting English wartime sequel.
By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
(2017)
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