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Alice Ramsey's Grand Adventure Book Poster Image
age 4+
Exciting tale of the first woman to drive across America.
By Don Brown
(1997)
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The Day My Mom Came to Kindergarten Book Poster Image
age 4+
Kindergarten jitters flipped in cute story of mom at school.
By Maureen Fergus, Mike Lowery
(2013)
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This Is the Rope: A Story From the Great Migration Book Poster Image
age 6+
Lyrical story of a rope and one family's migration north.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2013)
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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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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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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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About Average Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Inspiring story of sixth grader solving her bully problem.
By Andrew Clements
(2012)
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Wheels of Change Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Plucky heroine faces turbulent times in engaging tale.
By Darlene Beck Jacobson
(2014)
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Chasing Freedom: The Life Journeys of Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony, Inspired by Historical Facts Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fact-filled look at rights leaders' intertwined lives.
By Nikki Grimes
(2015)
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The Detective's Assistant Book Poster Image
age 8+
Action-packed female detective story champions smarts.
By Kate Hannigan
(2015)
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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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Gabby Garcia's Ultimate Playbook: Gabby Garcia, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Goal-focused Latina scores big hit in series opener.
By Iva-Marie Palmer
(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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Escape from Aleppo Book Poster Image
age 8+
Gripping, moving tale of Syrian teen fleeing war-torn city.
By N. H. Senzai
(2018)
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Words on Fire Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Tale of late-1800s Lithuania has big ideas but lacks punch.
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2019)
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The Next Great Paulie Fink Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, touching, thought-provoking middle school story.
By Ali Benjamin
(2019)
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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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Wonderstruck Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Inventive story of runaways in New York, 50 years apart.
By Brian Selznick
(2011)
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