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Twelve-year-old Will Scott is not happy to be riding the Orphan Train because he is not really an orphan. But his father says he will have a better life out west.
The Tuck family has a secret--that they drink from a magical spring which gives them eternal life. However, their secret is about to be known to others in the community.
Miata Ramirez is scared and upset. She left her folklorico skirt on her school bus, the skirt that belonged to her mother when she was a child in Mexico. Can Miata get the skirt back
Although he faces responsibility bravely, thirteen-year-old Matt is more than a little apprehensive when his father leaves him alone to guard their new cabin in the wilderness.
"Three unwanted kids--Pinballs, as wisecracking Carly dubs them--collide in a warm and caring foster home and learn to pin their hopes on each other". --School Library Journal. ALA Notable Children's Book; School Library Journal Best Books of 1977.
The Princess Elizabeth is slated to marry Prince Ronald when a dragon attacks the castle and kidnaps Ronald. Images and image descriptions available.
A collection of personal reminiscences of the author's youth in a hamlet on the central highlands of Vietnam.
Michael's great-great-aunt Dew is a hundred years old. She keeps a box in her room filled with pennies, one for each year she has lived. Michael's mother wants to get rid of the old box. But Michael knows that if Aunt Dew loses that old box, it will be like losing a part of their life. He has to make his mother understand.
Thirteen year old Thomas' family moves into a spooky old house that was once a stop on the Underground Railroad. A thrilling adventure for readers 9-12.
J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy masterpiece The Hobbit is a tale of high adventure, undertaken by a company of dwarves in search of dragon-guarded gold.
Tom is going away from home for the first time to the academy in Salt Lake city.
When they stumble upon a deserted storage yard behind the A-Z Antiques and Curio shop, Melanie and April decide it's the perfect spot for the Egypt Game. (A Newbery Honor Book.)
Pocahontas is a young girl in an Indian tribe who is caught between the tensions of the Indian culture and the culture of the white settlers.
Secily wants to get married, but she wants to find her family fortune first. Also, there is a phantom boat on the lake and a sinister family whose behavior is very odd.
Young Taran rescues his master's pig with a renowned hero, a girl sorcerer, a fibbing harper, and a half human craving munchings. They face unkillable warriors, and learn true bravery and loyalty.
Little Willy is determined to keep his sick grandfather's farm going and enters into a race with his loyal dog, Searchlight.
A story about a beautiful but mean princess and a plain but good-hearted girl.
A self-centered, troubled, ten-year-old girl finds solutions to her problems when she finds employment at a shoeshine stand.
Sadako, a child who has leukemia due to the atomic bomb, folds paper cranes in order to get well. With Picture Descriptions. Historical fiction.
Adventurous stories of a free-spirited girl named Pippi Longstocking.
Two owls from Saskatchewan come to a neighborhood and shake up the whole town.
As the German troops begin their campaign to "relocate" all the Jews of Denmark, Annemarie Johansen's family takes in Annemarie's best friend, Ellen Rosen, and conceals her as part of the family.
Maggie, a feisty third-grader, refuses to learn how to read or write cursive writing.
Barbara Cooney's story of Alice Rumphius, who longed to travel the world, live in a house by the sea, and do something to make the world more beautiful, has a timeless quality that resonates with each new generation. Images and image descriptions available.
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