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  • Item #: 008872
    ISBN: 9781402225178
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    Subtitled "A Celebration of Nature, Science, and Imagination", this collection of poetry encourages rumination about all life. It features poems about dinosaurs, trees, insects, animals, and more. The poems were selected by Mary Ann Hoberman (U.S. Children's Poet Laureate) and Linda Winston (cultural anthropologist and teacher). This anthology also includes a 41 minute audio CD with select poetry readings. Please note that there is significant influence from the naturalist scientist perspective, especially Darwin. 207 pgs. ~ Anh

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  • Item #: 018639
    ISBN: 9780547577111
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    Twelve-year-old Matt is left alone in the Maine wilderness to take care of the cabin until his father and the rest of the family return. But after a series of mishaps leaves him injured and without food, Matt must learn to depend on a tribe of neighboring Indians for help.

  • Item #: 003128
    ISBN: 9780547577098
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    The 1990 Newbery Medal Winner. As the Nazis begin arresting the Jewish people of Denmark, Annemarie Johansen and her family work to keep their Jewish friends and neighbors safe.

  • Item #: 007358
    ISBN: 9780312367541
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    Meg and Charles Wallace, along with their friend, Calvin, search for their scientist father. Traveling through space, they finally find him on the planet of Camazotz. How will they rescue him from his evil captors?

  • Item #: 003189
    ISBN: 9780544336261
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    Another Newbery Award (1994) winner from the author of Number the Stars. A remarkable coming-of-age story about a young man who overcomes his society. Set in a "utopian" or "dystopian" (depending on your point of view!) society which is extremely regulated and controlled, Jonas is selected for the very special job of becoming the Receiver of Memory in this story about a community of the future. When Jonas realizes, however, what has been lost and what the price of conformity is, he makes a daring decision that will forever change his life. Our whole family read and discussed this book, finding it an excellent starting point for frank discussion of individuality and responsibility vs. security and homogeneity. Jonas is chosen to be the Receiver of Memory for his community. As he becomes aware of the choices his world has made, he is faced with a difficult decision.

  • Item #: 001408
    ISBN: 9780547550299
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    Historical fiction set in Puritan colonial Connecticut. Kit arrives unannounced to live with stern Puritan relatives whom she has never met and befriends an outcast Quaker woman accused of witchcraft. Newbery Medal winner.

  • Item #: 004235
    ISBN: 9780345339683
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    Hobbit Bilbo Baggins is chosen to help the dwarves recover their lost treasure. Adventure and journey follow in this fantasy about elves, dwarves, goblins, and other magical, mystical creatures by writer J.R.R. Tolkien.

  • Item #: 010719
    ISBN: 9780064471046
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    The second in the Chronicles of Narnia series. In this allegorical fantasy, four children enter the land of Narnia through a professor's wardrobe and overcome greed and selfishness. Aslan, the great lion, helps them battle the White Witch and makes the ultimate sacrifice to redeem Edmund.

  • Item #: 005901
    ISBN: 9780062399526
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    When Sarah Elisabeth Wheaton responds to Papa's ad for a wife, she agrees to come visit for one month "just to see how it is." Anna and Caleb like her and want her to stay and be their new mother, but Sarah misses her old home in Maine. Will she leave them, or will she stay and bring back song and laughter to their prairie home?

  • Item #: 003280
    ISBN: 9780140384512
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    Written from the viewpoint of a nine-year old black child in Mississippi in the depression-era of the 1930's, this book touches on the issues of prejudice, discrimination, and honor in the face of indignity. The young daughter of a sharecropper is determined to maintain her dignity as she faces the pressures and prejudices of the Depression Era in the South.

  • Item #: 001319
    ISBN: 9780060521226
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    Newbery Medal winner about a prince and an orphan who run away together.

  • Item #: 048269
    ISBN: 9780439120425
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    This moving book, set at the time of the Great Depression, shows what life was like for many Mexican immigrants. It tells the story of a young teenager named Esperanza who is born to wealth and privilege on a ranch in Mexico. Disaster hits and she is forced to move to America with her mother and find jobs working in the fields. She's not used to manual labor and the lack of respect she receives, but when her mother gets sick and Esperanza begins to understand her new life, she rises to the challenges and impresses everyone. 262 pgs (plus a few more with notes from the author, a recipe, and a craft idea), pb. ~Rachel

  • Item #: 008282
    ISBN: 9780316517300
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    Although people have always regarded Benjamin Franklin as one of the most famous inventors in American history, few people realize that his genius was, in fact, a mouse. Yes, that's right - a mouse named Amos, who found his way to Benjamin Franklin's home one cold night. As one of those closest to Ben, Amos found it necessary to write this (amusing) portrayal of Benjamin Franklin to counter all of the stories written by those who had never even met Ben and certainly never knew that Amos was responsible for a great many of the much esteemed inventions. This classic has been amusing young readers for more than sixty years. 114 pgs. - Melissa

  • Item #: 007698
    ISBN: 9780064402507
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    Armand is an old hobo who lives under a bridge in Paris. One day just before Christmas, a struggling mother and her three children walk into his life. What can one old man do to make their Christmas wish come true?

  • Item #: 007213
    ISBN: 9780064400015
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    Here’s the book that started it all! It’s the late 1870’s, and young Laura and her family are living in a log house deep in the Wisconsin woods. It begins with stories of the long winter, kept cozy by Pa’s stories and fiddle music at the end of each day. When spring comes, Laura and her family enjoy a dance, a beautiful summer, and a bountiful harvest, their days filled with hard work and good times as always. This book spans about a year of Laura’s childhood.
  • Item #: 001368
    ISBN: 9780590462068
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    Pam Conrad brings you this gripping log of Pedro de Salcedo, who was aboard the great voyage with Christopher Columbus from August 3rd of 1492 to February 14th of 1493. Pedro is a young man of only fourteen, and it is his first time away from home. The captain quickly makes him a sort of right-hand man. Pedro watches how intensely the men doubt Columbus from the beginning. The day before they finally touch land, Columbus promises they will turn around home. As fate would have it, the next day they land in a place Columbus names San Salvador. Here they gain experience with the natives, who are extremely docile and generous. In each place they land on, the people gradually become unfriendly - perhaps some words of caution were spread? Soon enough, the entire crew realizes they have not landed in India and there are no spices or silks or pearls. In fact, nobody except Columbus cares about anything except heading home to Spain at this point. After the sinking of the Santa Maria, some of the men board the Nina to go home, and the others are left behind to start a Spanish settlement in the New World. Pedro fears he may not ever return home. On the last day at sea, he encases a last letter into a barrel and throws it out to the ocean so that if it ever reaches his home, his mother should know that he loves her and she should pray for his soul. This recounting is sometimes suspenseful, troubling, and mystifying, but at all times it is engaging.

  • Item #: 000438
    ISBN: 9780486401584
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    An inexpensive "thrift" edition of some of the best poetry by American authors. Poems were selected for their popularity and their literary qualities. Some poets/poems included are: Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven"; Walt Whitman's "I Hear America Singing"; "Old Ironsides," by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.,"Thanatopsis," by William Cullen Bryant; "The Road Not Taken," by Robert Frost, plus selections from Vachel Lindsay, Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Emily Dickinson, Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, Marianne Moore, and many others. 80 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 005790
    ISBN: 9780064400558
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    Fern keeps her father from killing Wilbur, a runt pig. Later, when Wilbur is full-grown, Charlotte the spider saves Wilbur from the butcher knife and brings him county-wide notoriety. A beloved classic by E.B. White.

  • Item #: 004465
    ISBN: 9780312369811
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    If you've ever wished you could live forever, this original novel might leave you questioning that wish! When Winnie decides to run away from her overbearing family and her spotless, sterile house, she has no idea she's about to meet a family that accidentally became immortal. No sooner does she stumble on one of the sons (and a handsome one, too) than she is scooped up by the rest of the family and hustled away so they can convince her to keep their horrible secret - and protect the spring that produces this "magic" water from greedy opportunists. When she hears their story - the story of the strange spring, how none of them have aged for a hundred years, and how their immortality is more a curse than a blessing for the poor family, she wants to do everything she can to help them. Unfortunately, a stranger has caught a whiff of the mystery and will do anything to get possession of the woods so he can market this amazing immortality elixir. How can Winnie and the Tuck family protect their secret without everyone in the village finding out? - Jess

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    ISBN: 9781588341617
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    ISBN: 9780689710681
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    The rats under the rosebush tell Mrs. Frisby, the mouse widow, about their escape from a laboratory where experimentation had made them literate, and of her brave husband's death.