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Little Women

Louisa May Alcott

In picturesque nineteenth-century New England, tomboyish Jo, beautiful Meg, fragile Beth, and romantic Amy come of age while their father is off to war.
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Tuck Everlasting

Natalie Babbitt · Farrar
Pages: 139
Format: Book

Doomed to - or blessed with - eternal life after drinking from a magic spring, the Tuck family wanders about trying to live as inconspicuously and comfortably as they can. When ten-year-old Winnie Foster stumbles on their secret, the Tucks take her home and explain why living forever at one age is less...
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Miss Hickory

Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
Format: Paperback

The secret to the best barbecue from the man who barbecues the best: Keep it simple! In the world of competitive barbecue, nobody's won more prize money, more trophies, or more adulation than Myron Mixon. And he comes by it honestly: From the time he was old enough to stoke a pit, Mixon...
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The Indian in the Cupboard

Lynne Reid Banks · Yearling
Pages: 227
Format: Paperback

Full of magic and appealing characters, this classic novel takes readers on a remarkable adventure.It's Omri's birthday, but all he gets from his best friend, Patrick, is a little plastic Indian brave. Trying to hide his disappointment, Omri puts the Indian in a metal cupboard and locks...
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The Wizard of Oz

L Frank Baum
Format: Book

"Profusely illustrated with full-color paintings, rich in detail, romantic in mood, but with touches of comedy. They interpret the story beautifully, and they are particularly striking in depicting the setting." --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
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A Little Princess

Frances Hodgson Burnett · Puffin
Pages: 293
Format: Paperback

Alone in a new country, wealthy Sara Crewe tries to make friends at boarding school and settle in. But when she learns that she'll never see her beloved father again, her life is turned upside down. Transformed from princess to pauper, she must swap dancing lessons and luxury for drudgery...
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The Secret Garden

Frances Hodgson Burnett · Candlewick
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

The beloved original text now offered in a definitive gift edition by esteemed illustrator Inga Moore."Then she slipped through the door, and shut it behind her, breathing quite fast with excitement, and wonder, and delight. She was standing inside the secret garden."First published...
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The Summer of the Swans

Betsy Cromer Byars · Professional Services Center for the Visually Handicapped [Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction
Pages: 142
Format: Book

A Newbery Medal WinnerAll summer Sara Godfrey has fretted over herself, her impossible body, her terrible new haircut. One moment she's elated, the next, she's in tears. And she can't figure out why. Maybe her wildly changing moods are tied to the sudden and unaccountable appearance of the swans,...
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James and the Giant Peach

Roald Dahl · A.A. Knopf
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover - Revised Ed.

Roald Dahl's children's classic will be rediscovered with wonder and delight in this handsome gift edition with all-new black-and-white illustrations by Caldecott Honor Book artist Lane Smith (who also designed the characters for the Disney animated film). How James escapes from his miserable...
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Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates

Mary Mapes Dodge · Aladdin

Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates was published in 1865 and received more reviews than any other children's book that year. Today it continues to delight countless readers with its story of a virtuous family who inspires us all to have the courage to pursue our dreams.
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The Black Stallion

Walter Farley

THE SOLE SURVIVORS of a devastating shipwreck, Alec Ramsay and the Black Stallion must learn to rely on each other to survive. As a strong bond develops between them, Alec gains the trust of the magnificent beast and eventually the Black allows Alec to ride. Finally, they are rescued, but will...
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Johnny Tremain : a novel for old & young

Esther Forbes · Dell
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

Follows a young apprentice from a tragic accident in a silversmith's shop to his dramatic involvement as a patriot in the days just before the American Revolution.
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My Side of the Mountain

Jean Craighead George · Puffin; 1 edition

Terribly unhappy in his family's crowded New York City apartment, Sam Gribley runs away to the solitude-and danger-of the mountains, where he finds a side of himself he never knew.
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The Wind in the Willows

Kenneth Grahame

For nearly a century, steadfast friends Mole, Rat, Badger, and Toad have enchanted and entertained readers around the world with their adventures?rowing on the river, delving into the sinister Wild Wood, and exploring the open road. Now Kenneth Grahame's time-honored work comes to life...
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The Phantom Tollbooth

Norton Juster · Random House; Reissue edition
Format: Hardcover

With almost 4 million copies sold over 50 years after its original publication, generations of readers have now journeyed with Milo to the Lands Beyond in this beloved classic that Philip Pullman says "comes up bright and new every time I read it . . . it will continue to charm and delight...
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A Wrinkle in Time

Madeleine L'Engle · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 211
Format: Hardcover

Madeleine L'Engle's ground-breaking science fiction and fantasy classic, soon to be a major motion picture.It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most...
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A Wrinkle in Time

Madeleine L'Engle · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 211
Format: Hardcover

Madeleine L'Engle's ground-breaking science fiction and fantasy classic, soon to be a major motion picture.It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most...
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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

C S Lewis · HarperTrophy
Pages: 154
Format: Paperback

A full-color paperback edition of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, book two in the classic fantasy series, The Chronicles of Narnia. This edition is complete with full-color cover and interior art by the original illustrator, Pauline Baynes.Four adventurous siblings - Peter, Susan,...
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The Story of Doctor Dolittle (Books of Wonder)

Hugh Lofting · HarperCollins
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

Foreword by Patricia C. McKissack and Fredrick L. McKissack. Afterword by Peter Glassman.When a swallow arrives in Puddleby-on-the-Marsh with the news that the monkeys of Africa are ill and only the doctor who talks with animals can save them, Doctor Dolittle and such good friends as Jip,...
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The Call of the Wild

Jack London · Puffin Books
Pages: 133
Format: Paperback

Life is good for Buck in Santa Clara Valley, where he spends his days eating and sleeping in the golden sunshine. But one day a treacherous act of betrayal leads to his kidnap, and he is forced into a life of toil and danger. Dragged away to be a sledge dog in the harsh and freezing cold...
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Shiloh

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor · Atheneum
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover

Eleven-year-old Marty Preston loves to spend time up in the hills behind his home near Friendly, West Virginia. Sometimes he takes his .22 rifle to see what he can shoot, like some cans lined up on a rail fence. Other times he goes up early in the morning just to sit and watch the fox and deer....
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Pollyanna

Eleanor H. Porter · Lightyear Press
Format: Hardcover

The classic tale of how one little girl makes all the difference in a turn-of-the-century Vermont town turned sour by her rich aunt.
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The Cricket in Times Square

George Selden · Square Fish
Pages: 132
Format: Paperback

Tucker is a streetwise city mouse. He thought he'd seen it all. But he's never met a cricket before, which really isn't surprising, because, along with his friend Harry Cat, Tucker lives in the very heart of New York City -- the Times Square subway station. Chester Cricket never intended...
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Black Beauty

Anna Sewell · Morrow
Pages: 252
Format: Print book

Afterword by Peter Glassman. The autobiography of a horse--one of the best-loved animal stories of all time. Featuring 18 gorgeous full-color plates and 91 black-and-white drawings, this deluxe gift edition will delight readers of all ages. A Books of Wonder Classic.
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The Witch of Blackbird Pond

Elizabeth George Speare

Sixteen-year-old Kit Tyler is marked by suspicion and disapproval from the moment she arrives on the unfamiliar shores of colonial Connecticut in 1687. Alone and desperate, she has been forced to leave her beloved home on the island of Barbados and join a family she has never m
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Call It Courage

Armstrong Sperry · Macmillan
Pages: 95
Format: Print book

Maftu was afraid of the sea. It had taken his mother when he was a baby, and it seemed to him that the sea gods sought vengeance at having been cheated of Mafatu. So, though he was the son of the Great Chief of Hikueru, a race of Polynesians who worshipped courage, and he was named Stout...
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Charlotte's Web (Trophy Newbery)

E. B. White · HarperCollins; 1st edition
Pages: 184
Format: Paperback

Sixty years ago, on October 15, 1952, E.B. White's Charlotte's Web was published. It's gone on to become one of the most beloved children's books of all time. To celebrate this milestone, the renowned Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo has written a heartfelt and poignant tribute...
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The Swiss Family Robinson

Johann David Wyss · Sterling
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Shipwrecked passengers on a deserted island how will they survive After their ship founders at sea the Robinsonsfather mother and four sonsfind themselves stranded in an uninhabited idyllic land Young readers will enjoy watching them handle every crisis with cleverness and skill
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