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The Polar Express Book Poster Image
age 4+
One of the most beautiful Christmas books.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(1985)
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A Bear Called Paddington Book Poster Image
age 6+
Delightful classic about a bear adopted by a London family.
By Michael Bond
(1958)
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Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury Book Poster Image
age 16+
Tribute collection will please Bradbury fans, new readers.
By Sam Weller, Mort Castle
(2012)
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The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore Book Poster Image
age 4+
Magical story of a man who devotes his life to books.
By William Joyce
(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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Rift Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Exciting, suspenseful prequel to Nightshade series.
By Andrea Cremer
(2012)
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Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs: As Retold by Mo Willems Book Poster Image
age 3+
Silly dino twist on Goldilocks tale is roaring good fun.
By Mo Willems
(2012)
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The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit Book Poster Image
age 5+
Peter goes to Scotland in inspired charmer, fun read-aloud.
By Emma Thompson
(2012)
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"Who Could That Be at This Hour?": All the Wrong Questions, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Snicket in fine form as a 12-year-old solving noir mystery.
By Lemony Snicket
(2012)
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Splendors and Glooms Book Poster Image
age 11+
Dark, magical, Dickensian page-turner for tweens.
By Laura Amy Schlitz
(2012)
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Linnea in Monet's Garden Book Poster Image
age 6+
Wonderful intro to art and Monet through a kid's eyes.
By Christina Bjork, Lena Anderson
(2012)
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Magic Tree House Series Book Poster Image
age 6+
Fun, educational chapter books have something for everyone.
By Mary Pope Osborne
(1992)
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Return to the Willows Book Poster Image
age 9+
Rollicking sequel delightfully true to classic original.
By Jacqueline Kelly
(2012)
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Sense and Sensibility Book Poster Image
age 14+
Classic novel is rich in romance and humor.
By Jane Austen
(1811)
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Just One Day Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Mature romance explores love, travel, and self-discovery.
By Gayle Forman
(2013)
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Book Poster Image
age 12+
Twain's classic is full of humor and suspense.
By Mark Twain
(1876)
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Etiquette & Espionage: Finishing School, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Delightful steampunk fantasy about girl spies and assassins.
By Gail Carriger
(2013)
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Eleanor & Park Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Intense '80s romance is a fabulous pick for mature teens.
By Rainbow Rowell
(2013)
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The Little Engine That Could Book Poster Image
age 3+
Charming, encouraging picture book engages and inspires.
By Watty Piper
(1930)
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Steam Train, Dream Train Book Poster Image
age 4+
Jolly animals load a train in this dream of a bedtime book.
By Sherri Duskey Rinker, Tom Lichtenheld
(2013)
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