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January

Maniac Magee (Newbery Medal Book)

Jerry Spinelli
Format: Book

Jeffrey Lionel "Maniac" Magee might have lived a normal life if a freak accident hadn't made him an orphan. After living with his unhappy and uptight aunt and uncle for eight years, he decides to run--and not just run away, but run. This is where the myth of Maniac Magee begins,...
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February

Bridge to Terabithia

Katherine Paterson · Crowell
Pages: 144
Format: Print book

This Newbery Medal-winning novel by bestselling author Katherine Paterson is a modern classic of friendship and loss.

Jess Aarons has been practicing all summer so he can be the fastest runner in the fifth grade. And he almost is, until the new girl in school, Leslie Burke, outpaces...

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March

From The Mixed-up Files Of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

E.L. Konigsburg
Format: Book

The adventures of twelve-year-old Claudia and her younger brother Jamie as they run away from home to New York City and stay in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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April

Rules

Cynthia Lord · Scholastic Press
Pages: 181
Format: Hardcover

Twelve-year-old Catherine just wants a normal life. Which is near impossible when you have a brother with autism and a family that revolves around his disability. She's spent years trying to teach David the rules-from "a peach is not a funny-looking apple" to "keep your pants...
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