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The Book Thief

Markus Zusak - Knopf
Pages: 552
Format: Hardcover

The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul.

It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier...
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A Great and Terrible Beauty

Libba Bray - Delacorte Press
Pages: 16
Format: Paperback

It's 1895, and after the suicide of her mother, 16-year-old Gemma Doyle is shipped off from the life she knows in India to Spence, a proper boarding school in England. Lonely, guilt-ridden, and prone to visions of the future that have an uncomfortable habit of coming true, Gemma's reception...
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Number the Stars (Yearling Newbery)

Lois Lowry
Format: Paperback

It’s 1943 Copenhagen and the Jews of Denmark are being “relocated,” so Annemarie Johansen’s best friend, Ellen, moves in with the Johansens and pretends to be part of the family. When Annemarie is asked to go on a dangerous mission, she must find the courage to save her friend’s...
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The Luxe

Anna Godbersen - HarperCollins; Reprint edition
Format: Paperback

Pretty girls in pretty dresses partying until dawnIrresistible boys with mischievous smiles and dangerous intentionsWhite lies dark secrets and scandalous hookupsThis is Manhattan Beautiful sisters Elizabeth and Diana Holland rule Manhattans social scene Or so it appears When the girls...
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The Witch of Blackbird Pond

Elizabeth George Speare - HMH Books for Young Readers; Reissue edition
Format: Paperback

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 met. Torn...
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To Kill a Mockingbird, 50th Anniversary Edition

Harper Lee - Harper
Pages: 323
Format: Hardcover

"Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird."

A lawyer's advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee's classic novel - a black man charged with the rape of a white girl. Through the young...

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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

John Boyne - David Fickling Books
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne. David Fickling Books,2006
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Island of the Blue Dolphins

Scott O'Dell - HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages: 177
Format: Paperback

In the Pacific there is an island that looks like a big fish sunning itself in the sea. Around it, blue dolphins swim, otters play, and sea elephants and sea birds abound. once, Indians also lived on the island. And when they left and sailed to the east, one young girl was left behind.

This...
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Fever 1793

Laurie Halse Anderson - Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Pages: 251
Format: Hardcover

From Fever 1793 "Where's Polly?" I asked as I dropped the bucket down the well. "Did you pass by the blacksmith's? "I spoke with her mother, with Mistress Logan," Mother answered softly, looking at her neat rows of carrots. "And?" I waved a mosquito...
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A Northern Light

Jennifer Donnelly - HMH Books for Young Readers; First Edition edition
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

Mattie Gokey has a word for everything. She collects words, stores them up as a way of fending off the hard truths of her life, the truths that she can't write down in stories.The fresh pain of her mother's death. The burden of raising her sisters while her father struggles over...
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Between Shades of Gray

Ruta Sepetys - Philomel Books; 1 edition
Format: Book

"Few books are beautifully written, fewer still are important; this novel is both." --The Washington PostLina is just like any other fifteen-year-old Lithuanian girl in 1941. She paints, she draws, she gets crushes on boys. Until one night when Soviet officers barge into her home,...

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