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The One and Only Ivan

Katherine Applegate · Harper
Pages: 305
Format: Book

Winner of the 2013 Newbery Medal and a #1 New York Times bestseller, this stirring and unforgettable novel from renowned author Katherine Applegate celebrates the transformative power of unexpected friendships. Inspired by the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, this illustrated...

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Mr. Popper's Penguins

Richard Atwater · Little
Pages: 138
Format: Print book

A classic of American humor, the adventures of a house painter and his brood of high-stepping penguins have delighted children for generations. "Here is a book to read aloud in groups of all ages. There is not an extra or misplaced word in the whole story."--The Horn Book. Newbery...
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Lincoln and Kennedy: A Pair to Compare

Gene Barretta · Henry Holt and Company
Pages: 40
Format: Print book

President Abraham Lincoln grew up in a one-room log cabin. President John F. Kennedy was raised in the lap of luxury. One was a Republican and one a Democrat. They lived and served a hundred years apart.

Yet they had a number of things in common. Some were coincidental: having...

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Freckle Juice

Judy Blume · Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

More than anything in the world, Andrew wants freckles. His classmate Nicky has freckles -- they cover his face, his ears, and the whole back of his neck. (Once sitting behind him in class, Andrew counted eighty-six of them, and that was just a start!One day after school, Andrew screws...
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Bobbie the Wonder Dog: A True Story

Tricia Brown · WestWinds Press
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

Bob was an average-looking collie puppy in every way, except for his bobbed tail . . . and maybe that's why the Brazier family named him Bob, or Bobbie. But he was average in no other way. In 1923, Bobbie joined Frank and Elizabeth Brazier for a cross-country drive from Silverton, Oregon,...
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Tornado

Betsy Cromer Byars · HarperCollins
Pages: 49
Format: Book

When a doghouse landed in the backyard during a tornado, the family wasn't really surprised. What did surprise them was that there was a dog inside, whom they named Tornado. Each chapter of this gently humorous book by award-winning author Betsy Byars tells a different adventure, and together...
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Muggie Maggie

Beverly Cleary · Morrow Junior Books
Pages: 70
Format: Print book

In this humorous and relatable novel from Newbery Medal-winning author Beverly Cleary, a girl must overcome her rebellious attitude toward learning cursive.

At first, Maggie is just feeling stubborn when she declares she won't learn cursive. What's wrong with print, anyway? And she can easily...

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The Lemonade War

Jacqueline Davies · HMH Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

For a full hour, he poured lemonade. The world is a thirsty place, he thought as he nearly emptied his fourth pitcher of the day. And I am the Lemonade King. Fourth-grader Evan Treski is people-smart. He's good at talking with people, even grownups. His younger sister, Jessie, on the other...
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Because of Winn-Dixie (Newbery Honor Book 2001)

Kate DiCamillo · Candlewick Press
Pages: 182
Format: Print book

A classic tale by Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo, America's beloved storyteller.

One summer's day, ten-year-old India Opal Buloni goes down to the local supermarket for some groceries - and comes home with a dog. But Winn-Dixie is no ordinary dog. It's because of Winn-Dixie that...
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Phineas L. MacGuire . . . Erupts!: The First Experiment

Frances O'Roark Dowell · Aladdin Paperbacks
Pages: 167
Format: Paperback

Here's what you need to know about Phineas L. MacGuire, boy-scientist extraordinaire, aka Mac: 1. He's allergic to purple, telephone calls, and girls, and can prove it. 2. He's probably the world's expert on mold, including which has the highest stink potential. 3. He does...
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Boxes for Katje

Candace Fleming · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 36
Format: Hardcover

Simple seeds of friendship grow into something extraordinaryAfter World War II there is little left in Katje's town of Olst in Holland. Her family, like most Dutch families, must patch their old worn clothing and go without everyday things like soap and milk. Then one spring morning...
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My Father's Dragon

Ruth Stiles Gannett

The Newbery Honor-winning classic about a daring dragon rescue!

When Elmer Elevator hears about the baby dragon being held captive on Wild Island, he knows just what to do. First, he packs his knapsack with important supplies, like chewing gum, lollipops, and lots of rub

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Infamous ratsos

Kara Lareau · Candlewick Press
Pages: 64
Format: Print book

Louie and Ralphie Ratso are no softies Readers are sure to chuckle as the determined Ratso brothers plans to act tough go hilariously awry. Louie and Ralphie Ratso s dad, Big Lou, always says that there are two kinds of people: those who are tough and those who are soft. Louie and Ralphie...
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Nim's Island

Wendy Orr · Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages: 125
Format: Hardcover

A girl. An iguana. An island. And e-mail. Meet Nim-a modern-day Robinson Crusoe! She can chop down bananas with a machete, climb tall palm trees, and start a fire with a piece of glass. So she's not afraid when her scientist dad sails off to study plankton for three days, leaving her alone...
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Clementine

Sara Pennypacker · Hyperion Book CH; First Edition edition
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover

Clementine is having not so good of a week.On Monday she's sent to the principal's office for cutting off Margaret's hair. Tuesday, Margaret's mother is mad at her. Wednesday, she's sent to the principal again. Thursday, Margaret stops speaking to her. Friday starts...
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The Knights of the Kitchen Table #1

Jon Scieszka · Viking
Pages: 55
Format: Book

Joe's been caught up in a book before, but this is ridiculous! Joe's Book, a gift from his magician uncle, doesn't just tell stories, it zaps Joe and his friends Sam and Fred right into the middle of them. And when these thoroughly modern kids meet King Arthur and become Knights...
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I Survived The Great Molasses Flood, 1919

Lauren Tarshis · Scholastic Paperbacks
Pages: 144
Format: Paperback

One hundred years ago, a killer wave of molasses struck a crowded Boston neighborhood. Discover the story of this strange disaster in the next book in the New York Times bestselling I Survived series.

A deadly - and strange - disaster.
It's been four years since Carmen...
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The Boxcar Children

L. Kate Deal · Albert Whitman & Company; Reprint edition
Pages: 154
Format: Paperback

The Aldens begin their adventure by making a home in a boxcar. Their goal is to stay together, and in the process they find a grandfather.
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Charlotte's Web Movie Tie-in Edition (hardcover)

E. B. White · HarperFestival; 1 Mti edition
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

In his classic and beloved novel, E. B. White tells the memorable story of Wilbur, a little pig who becomes famous with the help of his clever friend Charlotte and their chatty animal neighbors. As the runt of the litter, Wilbur struggles to survive from the very beginning. Fern fights...
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You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?!

Jonah Winter · Schwartz & Wade
Format: Hardcover

In this striking picture book biography, an old-timer tells us what made Sandy Koufax such an amazing baseball player. We learn that the beginning of his career with the Brooklyn Dodgers was rocky, that he was shy with his teammates, and experienced discrimination as one of the only Jews...
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