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  • Item #: 002525
    ISBN: 9780689715402
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    Eight-year-old Sarah must learn to be brave when she accompanies her father to the wilderness of Connecticut to build a house for their family.

  • Item #: 025502
    ISBN: 9780440400592
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    Follow the adventures of one Jewish immigrant family living in the upper east side of New York City during the turn of the 20th century. Although they live a simple life, the five girls - Ella, Henny, Sarah, Charlotte, and Gertie (and later baby Charlie!) find adventure in everything they do from visiting the market and the library to performing routine chores in their own home. These loveable characters share a strong family bond and delight in celebrating both Jewish holidays and everyday adventures together. This is the first book in the wholesome, enjoyable, well-written series by Sydney Taylor.

  • Item #: 001482
    ISBN: 9780140383195
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    Load up your covered wagon and join the Todd family as they journey from their comfortable Arkansas home to the great unknown along the Oregon Trail. With only a guide book and their strong faith in God, the Todd family tackles the dangerous two thousand mile journey with courage and a pioneering spirit. Through the eyes of Mary Ellen, we see and experience the difficulties of the Todd family as they encounter rough terrain, broken down wagons, cholera, swollen river beds, and hostile Indians. In spite of all this, nothing will stop them from their dream of a homestead in the bountiful Oregon territory. This book is a great fictional introduction to life on the historical Oregon Trail. It is a great read and is full of concrete historical information to accompany any study of the wild Western Frontier and the pioneers who settled it. The author, Jean Van Leeuwen will draw any reader into the story with the details of life along the Oregon Trail. You can also track the Todd family's progress chapter-by-chapter with the use of the illustrated map provided on the first two pages. Will the Todd family make it to Oregon before winter hits? 167 pgs, pb. - elise

  • Item #: 007136
    ISBN: 9780698116801
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    This classic adventure set in upstate New York during the late 1700's centers around a Dutch family of settlers, the Van Alstynes. It tells the true and chilling story of the bravery, obedience and heroism of a 10-year-old boy in a perilous situation. Written by Walter D. Edmonds, author of Drums Along the Mohawk, The Matchlock Gun was awarded the Newbery Medal in 1942. Colorfully illustrated by Paul Lentz, the large, clear print and 10 short chapters are just right for younger readers. pb.

  • Item #: 002481
    ISBN: 9780140341584
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    The 1951 Newbery Medal Winner. Born a prince in Africa, Amos Fortune believes he must live to serve his people. Although captured and brought to the United States as a slave, Amos never forgets his high calling. In spite of his circumstances, Amos lives his life as a testimony to freedom - the freedom that can only come from faith in God. By Elizabeth Yates.

  • Item #: 011984
    ISBN: 9780553256697
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    A family sympathetic to the Jews does what it can to help during Hitler's reign of terror. The famous testimony of the faith of Corrie Ten Boom and her sister as they endure the cruelty and hardships of living in a Nazi concentration camp during World War II.

  • 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 #: 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 #: 002446
    ISBN: 9780698119369
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    Life was hard and friends were few for a young girl in western Pennsylvania, but a visit from General George Washington makes a lasting impression. A true story handed down from generation to generation until being published by author Jean Fritz. 124 pgs, pb.

  • 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 #: 000770
    ISBN: 9780547614328
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    1944 Newbery Medal winner. When a crippling accident leaves Johnny Tremain unable to continue working as a silversmith, he finds himself caught up in the struggle for American Independence and witnesses the start of the War for Independence.

  • Item #: 066469
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    120 class periods; 91 video lessons; 204 workbook pages. 6 Fiction lessons; 5 Nonfiction lessons; Novel Study (22-29 days): Night; and 5 Poetry lessons.

  • Item #: 032205
    ISBN: 9781615388400
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  • Item #: 024999
    ISBN: 9780156563772
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    Based on her own childhood memories of growing up in San Francisco, author Kathryn Forbes introduces us to the delightful character of Mama, the mother of a Norwegian immigrant family growing up in San Francisco during the early 1900s. Despite the many obstacles that are thrown her way, Mama always manages to make the best out of it and conquer the situation. She is an extremely resourceful person who leads her family through such trying financial times as paying for Papa's expensive operation (without ever having to dip into the mystery bank account!). Mama's Bank Account is a heart warming tale about a loving mother who always unconditionally puts her family first. First published in 1943, this book was the inspiration behind the successful play, movie, and television show "I Remember Mama". ~ Enh

  • Item #: 008373
    ISBN: 9780064403825
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    During the absence of his father, Travis, the oldest son at 14, attempts to maintain the family farm in post-Civil War Texas.
  • 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

  • Item #: 001429
    ISBN: 9780440412427
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    One day Soft Rain's teacher shares some sad news with the class - there will be no more school. The teacher explains about the treaty signed with the white people which says that the Cherokee must leave their land and go to the land set apart for them in the West. Those who do not go on their own will be forced from their homes. Soft Rain is angry and doesn't understand. This story tells the tale of the hardships she and her people endured on the long, dangerous journey. 115 pgs.

  • Item #: 066471
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    150 class periods; 101 video lessons; 219 workbook pages. 7 Fiction lessons; 5 Nonfiction lessons; Novel Study (31-38 days): The Hobbit; and 8 Poetry lessons.

  • Item #: 066467
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    150 class periods; 108 video lessons; 211 workbook pages. 8 Fiction lessons; 6 Nonfiction lessons; Novel Study (20-25 days): Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry; and 6 Poetry lessons.

  • Item #: 021502
    ISBN: 9780800786083
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    When a stranger challenges a congregation to consider what it really means to follow in the steps of Jesus, it certainly has an effect. Over the next year, six people in particular who decided to make that effort to walk in His steps experienced the Christian life as they never had before. This classic was first told by pastor Charles Sheldon over 100 years ago and has had a profound influence worldwide ever since.

  • Item #: 008956
    ISBN: 9780140344455
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    Aptly named, Rascal is the latest addition to Sterling's menagerie. Found when he is just a baby, the raccoon grows up in Sterling's attentive care. Rascal proves to be a well-mannered and enjoyable companion, and he and Sterling do almost everything together. After spending nearly a year together, Sterling's love for the raccoon is shown when he allows him to return to the wild. This autobiographical story is a delight for children and animal lovers. 189 pgs.

  • Item #: 008936
    ISBN: 9780140360356
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    Mark Andersen and his family live in the Alaskan wilderness. Since the death of his older brother Jamie, the lonely Mark has created a most unusual friendship. Mark has secretly befriended Ben, an Alaskan brown bear who has been chained up since he was a six month old cub. When Ben's owner decides to sell him, Mark pleads with his father to buy him. Although reluctant because he believes Ben can never really be "tamed," Mr. Andersen finally agrees as it may be the one way to save Mark from the same death that claimed Jamie. Is Mark's life in danger (as many fear) or does a true, genuine friendship exist between the two?

  • 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 #: 003903
    ISBN: 9780802447999
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    Little Pilgrim's Progress maintains all the allegorical messages, characters and places of the original. Helen Taylor wanted a younger audience (elementary and middle school children) to profit from the allegory as much as countless generations of "grown-up" Christians had before them. Accordingly, the language and vocabulary is more accessible and the main character is a young boy rather than a man. See more details on the corresponding Adventure Guide, which examines everything from literary elements to biblical truths found in the book.

  • Item #: 001481
    ISBN: 9780899195230
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    The year is 1843, and Lucy and her family are moving from Ohio to Oregon. Before they leave on their journey, Lucy's uncle gives her a small dog, Finn, as a gift and to keep her company on her travels. Finn turns out to be quite a mischievous dog which gets lost and makes a lot of trouble. Meanwhile, Lucy's mother is about to have a baby and is not feeling well. Lucy's father has been strict lately because he's been so worried about his wife. When Finn is left behind at the campsite, Lucy takes a big risk to run back all alone to find him. She encounters some Pawnees and is at first frightened, but they end up helping her catch up to the wagons again. When she returns, she finds out her mother and father are gone - her mother is about to give birth. Lucy is frightened for her mother and also afraid her father will find out what she did that day. This story is based on actual journals of pioneers who made the trek to Oregon in real life.

  • Item #: 025619
    ISBN: 9780689711305
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    The things that Lisa, her older sister Ruth, her younger sister Annie, and her mother had to endure is incredible. They lived in Berlin in 1938 when the Nazis were first starting to take over. Lisa's father, who is referred to as Papa, decides in the very beginning of this story to leave Germany and establish a foundation for his family in America. Meanwhile, life in Berlin is getting more dangerous for Jewish people, and as the threat of war is turning into reality, Papa sends a letter over, suggesting that his wife and their daughters flee to Switzerland, masking the emigration as a vacation. Mother is allowed to bring only 10 marks per person with her, which puts her in a very challenging financial situation. She keeps Annie with her and is forced to send Ruth and Lisa to a camp where there are other children in similar situations or without parents at all. The girls don't get enough to eat and don't have the kind of care that all children need. After they visit their mother, she senses this and takes them out of the camp. Pretty soon, all three girls are sent to live with three different families in Zurich, where they are well-nourished and thrive. Mother collapses from pneumonia and spends this time in the hospital. She recovers and the family is on their way to being reunited with their father, whom they have not seen for nearly a year by this time, as he has been saving for their tickets to America. Sonia Levitin tells a touching, and very real story, that I am sure was sadly not uncommon.

  • Item #: 007831
    ISBN: 9780064471107
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    Although sometimes considered the 6th book in the series, some consider this to be the first as it recounts the creation of Narnia by Aslan, the Great Lion, and how all the Narnia stories began. Uncle Andrew's experiments send Polly and Digory to strange other worlds, but an encounter with the sinister Queen Jadis brings evil to the land of Narnia on the day of its creation.

  • Item #: 003359
    ISBN: 9780064471060
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    In the third book, Shasta, the adopted son of a mean fisherman, learns that he is to be sold as a slave to a Tarkaan. The Tarkaan's horse, which happens to be a talking horse from Narnia, convinces Shasta to run away with him to Narnia, suspecting that Shasta is also a Narnian. Along the way, Bree and Shasta join forces with another runaway and Narnian horse. Little do they know that they will find themselves in the middle of a war which will decide the fate of Narnia.

  • Item #: 000670
    ISBN: 9780440402152
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    This books tell the life story of Sacagawea. In a story-telling tone, the book shares info about her childhood, growth, main achievements, personal events, and how she spent the last years of her life. A lot of the info is shared from that her perspective, and the interesting text and short chapters make reading about her a joy. Several black and white illustrations and a timeline of Sacagawea's life is also included. Approximately 100 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 067687
    ISBN: 9780767509343
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