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Mrs. Baer and Mrs. Oakes
Watership Down by
Publication Date: 1996-11-01
Watership Down is the compelling tale of a group of wild rabbits struggling to hold onto their place in the world. A phenomenal worldwide bestseller for more than forty years, Richard Adams's Watership Down is a timeless classic and one of the most beloved novels of all time. Set in England's Downs, a once idyllic rural landscape, this stirring tale of adventure, courage and survival follows a band of very special creatures on their flight from the intrusion of man and the certain destruction of their home. Led by a stouthearted pair of brothers, they journey forth from their native Sandleford Warren through the harrowing trials posed by predators and adversaries, to a mysterious promised land and a more perfect society. Grade 4-8
Mrs. Balasuriya and Mrs. Carroll
The Jane Austen Collection by
Publication Date: 2016-09-15
t is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen is one of the literary giants of all time, and Jane Austen lovers will adore the modern design of this deluxe boxed gift set containing six of her most popular and iconic novels: Northanger Abbey, Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park, Persuasion, and Emma.
Publication Date: 2000-04-01
Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson, haunted by his secret knowledge of his mother’s infidelity, is traveling by single-engine plane to visit his father for the first time since the divorce. When the plane crashes, killing the pilot, the sole survivor is Brian. He is alone in the Canadian wilderness with nothing but his clothing, a tattered windbreaker, and the hatchet his mother had given him as a present.
At first consumed by despair and self-pity, Brian slowly learns survival skills—how to make a shelter for himself, how to hunt and fish and forage for food, how to make a fire—and even finds the courage to start over from scratch when a tornado ravages his campsite. When Brian is finally rescued after fifty-four days in the wild, he emerges from his ordeal with new patience and maturity, and a greater understanding of himself and his parents. Grade 6-9 (Lexile: 1020)
Bridge to Terabithia 40th Anniversary Edition by
Publication Date: 2017-05-02
n this classic novel, the friendship between young Jess and Leslie grows as they meet in Terabithia--their secret hiding place--and only ends with the tragic death of one of them. Set in contemporary rural America, "the story is one of remarkable richness and depth, beautifully written."--"The Horn Book." 1978 Newbery Medal winner; ALA Notable Children's Books of 1976-1980.Grade 3-7 (Lexile: 810)
Tuck Everlasting by
Publication Date: 2007-08-21
Is eternal life a blessing or a curse? That is what young Winnie Foster must decide when she discovers a spring on her family's property whose waters grant immortality. Members of the Tuck family, having drunk from the spring, tell Winnie of their experiences watching life go by and never growing older.
But then Winnie must decide whether or not to keep the Tucks' secret-and whether or not to join them on their never-ending journey. Grade. 5-7 (Lexile: 770)
Mrs. Cali and Ms. Findley
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by
Publication Date: 1998-04-01
When Claudia and Jamie plan to run away from home, they decide that the Metropolitan Museum of Art would be a very comfortable place to live. So they settle in and soon find themselves in the middle of a controversy over the authenticity of a new statue. Grade 3-7 (Lexile: 700)
Goosebumps 25th Anniversary Retro Set by
Publication Date: 2017-09-26
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Goosebumps with the five all-time bestsellers in the series with their original covers in an exclusive tin! Contains "Monster Blood, Why I'm Afraid of Bees, A Night in Terror Tower, The Beast From the East, " and "Legend of the Lost Legend. Grade 3-7
Mrs. Carroll and Mrs. Frey
The Chronicles of Narnia Paperback 7-Book Box Set by
Publication Date: 1994-07-01
For over sixty years, readers of all ages have been enchanted by the magical realms, the epic battles between good and evil, and the unforgettable creatures of Narnia.
Includes all seven titles in The Chronicles of Narnia—The Magician's Nephew; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; The Horse and His Boy; Prince Caspian; The Voyage of the Dawn Treader; The Silver Chair; and The Last Battle. Grade 3-6 (Lexile:870)
Island of the Blue Dolphins by
Publication Date: 2010-02-08
Scott O'Dell's Newbery Medal-winning classic is a gripping tale of survival, strength, and courage. Based on the true story of a Nicoleño Indian girl living alone on an island off the coast of California, Island of the Blue Dolphins has captivated readers for generations. Grade 3-7 (Lexile: 1000)
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by
Publication Date: 2001-11-13
A poignant tale of childhood and the ties of family, "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" will transport the reader to the early 1900s where a little girl named Francie dreamily looks out her window at a tree struggling to reach the sky. Grades 7-12 (Lexile 810).
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by
Publication Date: 2007-08-14
Four adventurous siblings—Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie—step through a wardrobe door and into the land of Narnia, a land frozen in eternal winter and enslaved by the power of the White Witch. But when almost all hope is lost, the return of the Great Lion, Aslan, signals a great change . . . and a great sacrifice.
Open the door and enter a new world! The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is the second book in C. S. Lewis's classic fantasy series, which has been captivating readers of all ages with a magical land and unforgettable characters for over sixty years. Grade 3-6 (Lexile: 940)
Publication Date: 1969-10-08
An African American boy and his family rarely have enough to eat. Each night, the boy's father takes their dog, Sounder, out to look for food. The man grows more desperate by the day.
When food suddenly appears on the table one morning, it seems like a blessing. But the sheriff and his deputies are not far behind. The ever-loyal Sounder remains determined to help the family he loves as hard times bear down.
This classic novel shows the courage, love, and faith that bind a family together despite the racism and inhumanity they face in the nineteenth-century deep South. Grade 3-7 (Lexile: 890)
Number the Stars by
Publication Date: 2011-05-02
In 1943 Copenhagen, the Germans begin their campaign to "relocate" the Jews of Denmark. So Annemarie Johansen's parents take in her best friend Ellen Rosen and pretend that she is a part of their family. Grades 5-8 (Lexile 670).
Mrs. Culver and Mr. McDonald
Publication Date: 1998-08-20
As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself. Grade 5-6 Lexile: 660L)
Mrs. DeOreo, Mrs. Noor, Mrs. Rosolen, Ms. Schoonmaker and Mrs. Thom
Anne of Green Gables by
Publication Date: 2017-05-16
Anne Shirley is an eleven-year-old orphan who has hung on determinedly to an optimistic spirit and a wildly creative imagination through her early deprivations. She erupts into the lives of aging brother and sister Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, a girl instead of the boy they had sent for. Thus begins a story of transformation for all three; indeed the whole rural community of Avonlea comes under Anne's influence in some way. We see her grow from a girl to a young woman of sixteen, making her mistakes, and not always learning from them. Intelligent, hot-headed as her own red hair, unwilling to take a moral truth as read until she works it out for herself, she must also face grief and loss and learn the true meaning of love. Part Tom Sawyer, part Jane Eyre, by the end of Anne of Green Gables, Anne has become the heroine of her own story. Grade 3-8 (Lexile:590)
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by
Publication Date: 2014-04-29
Faced with the difficulties of growing up and choosing a religion, a twelve-year-old girl talks over her problems with her own private God. Grades 4-8 (Lexile 570).
The Hunger Games by
Publication Date: 2010-07-01
Katniss is a 16-year-old girl living with her mother and younger sister in the poorest district of Panem, the remains of what used be the United States. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, "The Hunger Games." The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed. When Kat's sister is chosen by lottery, Kat steps up to go in her place. Grades 6-9.
Mr. Freitas, Mrs. Giacalone, Ms. Sette, Ms. Tashji and Mrs. Von Euler
Little Women by
Publication Date: 1989-01-01
Little Women is the heartwarming story of the March family that has thrilled generations of readers. It is the story of four sisters--Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth-- and of the courage, humor and ingenuity they display to survive poverty and the absence of their father during the Civil War. Grades 7-12 (Lexile 1300).
Ms. Friedman, Mrs. Latimer, Mr. Maliakal, Mrs. Ramsey and Mrs. Spain
The Outsiders by
Call Number: F HIN
Publication Date: 1988-09-01
The struggle of three brothers to stay together after their parent's death and their quest for identity among the conflicting values of their adolescent society. Grade 6+ (Lexile: 750L)
Johnny Tremain by
Publication Date: 2011-05-02
Fourteen-year-old Johnny Tremain, an apprentice silversmith with a bright future ahead of him, injures his hand in a tragic accident, forcing him to look for other work. In his new job as a horse-boy, riding for the patriotic newspaper The Boston Observer and as a messenger for the Sons of Liberty, he encounters John Hancock, Samuel Adams, and Dr. Joseph Warren. Soon Johnny is involved in the pivotal events of the American Revolution, from the Boston Tea Party to the first shots fired at Lexington. Powerful illustrations by artist Michael McCurdy bring this classic to life.
Publication Date: 2005-09-09
Elsewhere is where 15-year-old Liz Hall ends up, after she has died. It is a place so like Earth, yet completely different. Here Liz will age backward from the day of her death until she becomes a baby again and returns to Earth. Grades 7-12 (Lexile 720)..
Mr. Henry and Ms. Moise
The Giver by
Publication Date: 2014-07-01
In Lowry's Newbery Medal-winning classic, 12-year-old Jonas lives in a seemingly ideal world. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver does he begin to understand the dark secrets behind his fragile community. Grade 6+ (Lexile: 760)
His Dark Materials: the Golden Compass (Book 1) by
Publication Date: 1996-04-16
In a world as convincing as Narnia, Earthsea, and Redwall, a half-wild, half-civilized girl named Lyra Belacqua lives a carefree life among the scholars of Jordan College until her life is shattered by the arrival of two powerful visitors. Grade 5-9 (Lexile: 930)
Because of Winn-Dixie by
Publication Date: 2001-08-06
Ten-year-old India Opal Buloni describes her first summer in the town of Naomi, Florida, and all the good things that happen to her because of her big ugly dog Winn-Dixie. (Lexile: 610)
Black Beauty by
Publication Date: 2008-03-27
Black Beauty is a handsome, sweet-tempered colt with a strong spirit. As a young colt he is free to gallop in the fresh green meadows with his beloved mother, Duchess, and their kind master. But when his owners are forced to sell him, Black Beauty goes from a life of comfort and kindness to one of hard labour and cruelty. Bravely he works as hard as he can, suffering at the hands of men who treat animals badly. But Black Beauty has an unbreakable spirit and will, and is determined to survive . Grade 3-7 (Lexile: 1020)
The Indian in the Cupboard by
Publication Date: 2010-02-09
It's Omri's birthday, but all he gets from his best friend, Patrick, is a little plastic Indian toy. Trying to hide his disappointment, Omri puts the Indian in a metal cupboard and locks the door with a mysterious skeleton key that once belonged to his great-grandmother. Little does Omri know that by turning the key, he will transform his ordinary plastic Indian into a real live man from an altogether different time and place! Omri and the tiny warrior called Little Bear could hardly be more different, yet soon the two forge a very special friendship. Will Omri be able to keep Little Bear without anyone finding out and taking his precious Indian from him? Grade 3-7 (Lexile 780)
Julie of the Wolves by
Publication Date: 2019-07-02
To her small Eskimo village, she is known as Miyax; to her friend in San Francisco, she is Julie. When her life in the village becomes dangerous, Miyax runs away, only to find herself lost in the Alaskan wilderness.
Miyax tries to survive by copying the ways of a pack of wolves and soon grows to love her new wolf family. Life in the wilderness is a struggle, but when she finds her way back to civilization, Miyax is torn between her old and new lives. Is she Miyax of the Eskimos—or Julie of the wolves? Grade 3-7 (Lexile: 860)
Half Magic by
Publication Date: 2016-05-24
It all begins with a strange coin on a sun-warmed sidewalk. Jane finds the coin, and because she and her siblings are having the worst, most dreadfully boring summer ever, she idly wishes something exciting would happen. And something does: Her wish is granted. Or not quite. Only half of her wish comes true. It turns out the coin grants wishes—but only by half, so that you must wish for twice as much as you want. Wishing for two times some things is a cinch, but other doubled wishes only cause twice as much trouble. What is half of twice a talking cat? Or to be half-again twice not-here? And how do you double your most heartfelt wish, the one you care about so much it has to be perfect? Grade 3-7
Henry Reed, Inc by
Publication Date: 1989-05-01
This very funny story is Henry's straight-faced journal of his summer activities. Henry, who has an interest in nature and a talent for making things happen, establishes the firm of Henry Reed, Inc., Research, and with neighbor Midge as an ally, engages in a series of projects usually profitable to them, but often hazardous to the adults involved. Grade 3-7 (Lexile: 880)
The Little Prince by
Publication Date: 2000-06-29
An aviator whose plane is forced down in the Sahara Desert encounters a little prince from a small planet who relates his adventures in seeking the secret of what is important in life. Grades 6-8 (Lexile 630).
Mrs. Mallozzi and Mrs. Schirmer
The Secret Garden by
Publication Date: 2010-12-21
Scott O'Dell's Newbery Medal-winning classic is a gripping tale of survival, strength, and courage. Based on the true story of a Nicoleño Indian girl living alone on an island off the coast of California, Island of the Blue Dolphins has captivated readers for generations. Grade 3-7 (Lexile: 970)
Ms. Mao & Mrs. Newport
Where the Red Fern Grows by
Publication Date: 1997-03-12
The beloved classic that captures the powerful bond between man and man’s best friend. Billy has long dreamt of owning not one, but two dogs. So when he’s finally able to save up enough money for two pups to call his own—Old Dan and Little Ann—he’s ecstatic. It’s true that times are tough, but together they’ll roam the hills of the Ozarks. Soon Billy and his hounds become the finest hunting team in the valley. Stories of their great achievements spread throughout the region, and the combination of Old Dan’s brawn, Little Ann’s brains, and Billy’s sheer will seems unbeatable. But tragedy awaits these determined hunters—now friends—and Billy learns that hope can grow out of despair. Grade 3-7 (Lexile: 700)
Walk Two Moons by
Publication Date: 1994-05-19
On her journey by car from Ohio to Idaho with her grandparents, 13-year-old Salamanca Hiddle tells the story of her friend Phoebe, who receives a message from a "lunatic" and who must cope with the disappearance of her mother. But beneath this story is Sal's own story, and that of her mother, who left home one day and never returned. Grade 3-7 (Lexile: 770)
The Gold-Bug and Other Tales by
Publication Date: 1991-06-01
Nine gripping tales by the undisputed master of the American Gothic horror story: "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Pit and the Pendulum. Grade 6+
Walk Two Moons by
Publication Date: 1994-05-19
On her journey by car from Ohio to Idaho with her grandparents, 13-year-old Salamanca Hiddle tells the story of her friend Phoebe, who receives a message from a "lunatic" and who must cope with the disappearance of her mother. But beneath this story is Sal's own story, and that of her mother, who left home one day and never returned. Grades 4-7 (Lexile 770).
Zlata's Diary by
Publication Date: 2006-02-28
When Zlata’s Diary was first published at the height of the Bosnian conflict, it became an international bestseller and was compared to The Diary of Anne Frank, both for the freshness of its voice and the grimness of the world it describes. It begins as the day-to-day record of the life of a typical eleven-year-old girl, preoccupied by piano lessons and birthday parties. But as war engulfs Sarajevo, Zlata Filipovic becomes a witness to food shortages and the deaths of friends and learns to wait out bombardments in a neighbor’s cellar. Yet throughout she remains courageous and observant. The result is a book that has the power to move and instruct readers a world away. Grade 7-9 (Lexile: 690)
The Last Unicorn by
Publication Date: 1991-01-01
Recounts the quest of the last unicorn, who leaves the protection of the enchanted forest to search for her own kind, and who is joined by Schmedrick the Magician and Molly Grue in her search. Grade 8 - adult.
Snow Treasure by
Publication Date: 2006-10-05
Based on a true story, this is a tale of brave school children who outwit the invading Nazis by sledding 13 tons of gold bricks down the mountain in Norway to a ship waiting to take the country's gold to America for safekeeping. Grade 4-9 (Lexile: 690)
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by
Publication Date: 2009-04-21
Superbly told, with the poet's gift for language and observation, Angelou's autobiography of her childhood in racially charged Arkansas in the 1930s brings to vivid life a world which most Americans had no idea existed.
A Wrinkle in Time by
Publication Date: 2007-05-01
Meg's father mysteriously disappears after experimenting with the fifth dimension of time travel. Determined to rescue him, Meg and her friends must outwit the forces of evil on a heart-stopping journey through space and time. A Newbery Medal winner.Grade 6-9 (Lexile: 740)
The Westing Game (Puffin Modern Classics) by
Publication Date: 2004-04-12
A bizarre chain of events begins when sixteen unlikely people gather for the reading of Samuel W. Westing's will. And though no one knows why the eccentric, game-loving millionaire has chosen a virtual stranger--and a possible murderer--to inherit his vast fortune, on things for sure: Sam Westing may be dead...but that won't stop him from playing one last game! Grades 3-7 (Lexile 750).