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  • Item #: 042186
    ISBN: 9781601441775
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  • Item #: 042185
    ISBN: 9781601441768
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  • Item #: 020729
    ISBN: 9781601441805
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  • Item #: 042184
    ISBN: 9781601441751
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  • Item #: 013171
    ISBN: 9781601441782
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  • Item #: 219337
    ISBN: 9781591663843
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    Professor Van Dusen, A.K.A. the Thinking Machine, is an amazingly smart intellectual who is the main character in all the stories. He uses "simple" logic to find hidden treasure, solve crimes, escape from jail, and more. With his love of common sense and the complicated mysteries he solves, the Thinking Machine will be adored and respected by readers and logic-lovers. Includes 10 mysteries in all. 194 pgs.

  • Item #: 050337
    ISBN: 9781420633689
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    Highlights Wonder and Inside Out and Back Again.

  • Item #: 050333
    ISBN: 9781420633504
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    Highlights Out of Mind and Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library.

  • Item #: 050364
    ISBN: 9781420635393
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    Highlights A Long Walk to Water and Home of the Brave.

  • Item #: 031058
    ISBN: 9781930900998
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    No one owns the sun, because the sun is too large and too great for one person to own. No one owns the stars because they are too far away for anyone to own. No one owns the wind, because it is a wanderer that visits everyone and every place. These are simple truths that Big Jim shares with his son. However, Big Jim's son's life is turned upside down when he learns that one of earth's most beautiful things can be "owned." This touching story was written and illustrated by Stacy Chbosky when she was only 14 years old when she won the "National Written and Illustrated By…Awards Contest for Students" in 1987. 27 pgs, pb. ~ Elise

  • Item #: 033440
    ISBN: 9780486406480
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    This novel is one of Jane Austen's most characterized works. Emma Woodhouse is the lovely, lively, willful, and fallible heroine. Emma's governess finds happiness as a bride to a kind and well-off local gentleman, and Emma flatters herself to think that she alone secured the marriage and that she possesses a special talent for "match-making." From there we find an entertaining sequence of comic missteps and misunderstandings as Emma tries to find a suitable husband for her friend, Harriet Smith. As Emma blunders her way through the mysteries of her social world, Austen evokes for her readers a cast of unforgettable characters and a detailed portrait of a small English village undergoing a historical transition. A wonderful comedy and romance for all to enjoy. Three unabridged versions are available. The economical Bantam Classic edition (048571) features the unabridged text (no extras). The Wordsworth Classics edition (000926) includes an introduction, notes, and vintage black and white illustrations. The Dover Thrift edition (033440) includes a short introduction. ~ Elise

  • Item #: 001878
    ISBN: 9780064470308
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    Sixteen year old Jeff can't wait to join the Kansas volunteers and teach those Missouri bushwackers a lesson. Loyal to the Union cause, he thinks the rebels deserve what they get—until he is trapped behind enemy lines. Now Jeff must choose between a woman he loves and his political values. Will he turn traitor to the North or betray his new friends in the South?

  • Item #: 028775
    ISBN: 9780062565419
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    C.S. Lewis brings us a novel of Orual, The Queen of Glome. When Orual was a little girl, the only company she had to keep was her irritating sister, Redival, and her father, the tempestuous King. However, her life changed dramatically with the introduction of Fox, one of her father's slaves, into her life. Fox became her only true comfort, and Orual affectionately began to call him "Grandfather." Fox taught her to think in the ways of the Greeks, how to regard the Gods and everything else that has happened in her life. Soon after the arrival of Fox, the King married and brought into the world the most beautiful child, "Istra," which translates to Psyche. As Orual's family has partial blood of the Gods, Psyche too has been touched. It does not take long before the citizens of Glome begin to refer to her as a goddess. While Psyche is beautiful, Orual is extremely homely. Psyche makes the God Ungit jealous; therefore, as punishment, there has been little yield in the way of crops. The Priest of Ungit declares that in order for the citizens of Glome to be prevented from starving, there must be a sacrifice. It is the matter of this sacrifice that will change the soul and the life of Orual forever.

  • Item #: 035088
    ISBN: 9781451673319
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    In Guy Montag's day, books aren't for reading, they're for burning. Guy is a fireman, and it is his job to track down people who are hiding books and burn them. Houses are fireproof now, and Guy doesn't even know that firemen used to stop fires instead of start them. One night Guy meets a strange girl, who thinks, something Guy is not used to at all. She tells him about things from the past, things her uncle has told her and Guy has never heard. At first it just makes Guy uncomfortable, but eventually his curiosity drives him to do the unthinkable - read books and ask questions. 160 pgs.

  • Item #: 005070
    ISBN: 9780553214185
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    Jim Burden, an orphaned boy sent to live with his grandparents, and Antonia Shimerda, the daughter of Bohemian immigrants, meet on the Nebraska prairie as young children. Jim harbors romantic feelings for Antonia, but nothing ever develops as different paths cause them to spend most of their lives apart. Jim goes on to become a successful lawyer, while Antonia's life is full of trying hardships. Jim continues to think of Antonia throughout his adulthood, and the life story of this strong, resilient pioneer woman unfolds as Jim gathers bits and pieces of her story from mutual acquaintances. ~ Enh

  • Item #: 008950
    ISBN: 9780140177374
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    Kino is a poor pearl diver like his father and his grandfather before him, but he lives in a quiet contentment with his wife Juana and their baby son. When his son is stung by a scorpion, the doctor refuses to see him because Kino has no money to pay him. That afternoon when Kino dives, his wife prays that he will find a great pearl so they can pay for a doctor. Kino does indeed find a large pearl as "perfect as the moon," and it seems that the baby is healed almost simultaneously. Kino begins to think of all that he can do with the money he will get from the pearl, but when he goes to sell it the buyers will not offer him the money he knows it is worth. When people try and steal the pearl, Kino reacts with a vengeance, and his wife begs him to get rid of the pearl and its evil. But the longer it is in Kino's possession, the harder it is for him to give the pearl up. - Melissa

  • Item #: 044169
    ISBN: 9780064409599
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    This unique novel is somewhat more of a poem than a novel. In it, a boy named Jack writes about how he doesn't want to write poetry, but he inadvertently ends up writing poems. He writes about well-known poems his class is reading, why he doesn't think he can write poetry, and about his beloved dog named Sky. It's a cute story, and the text is presented in poetry format. The back of the book contains various famous poems that Jack referenced in his own writing. By Sharon Creech, 106 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 019511
    ISBN: 9780553211436
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    "It was in Warwick Castle that I came across the curious stranger whom I am going to talk about" – and so Mark Twain introduces us to the "true" story of a nineteenth-century American man who finds himself transported back to medieval times after a hard hit to the head. We meet the curious stranger, Hank Morgan, as a fellow tourist and soon find that he knows much more about the castle's history than even the tour guide. The rest of this fast-paced novel is a reading from Mr. Morgan's journal, provided as proof of his unbelievable Round Table adventures. Cleverly using his nineteenth-century knowledge, Morgan fools the court into thinking that he is a wizard – perhaps even more powerful than Merlin! Assuming the superiority of the nineteenth century and blind to its flaws, Morgan attempts to modernize the middle ages with hilarious, and sometimes disastrous, results. Hidden beneath the comical scenes is a thought-provoking social satire, making this a true intellectual classic. 316 pages, paperback. – Rachel
  • Item #: 036496
    ISBN: 9780141331645
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    Many people forget that this popular movie is actually based on this classic novel by Carlo Collodi. The details and lessons in the book are greater than those in the movie, and Pinocchio is much more rebellious, naughty, and lazy. He does eventually begin to think about others before himself and is finally transformed from a small wooden puppet into a real boy. Perfect for reading aloud to younger kids, this novel is composed of short chapters and includes black and white sketches on every few pages. This is a complete and unabridged edition and is the one recommended for use with the Veritas Comprehension Guide. Puffin Classic, 272 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 052737
    ISBN: 9780064441469
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    A cow has four legs, a tail, and something on her head. So she must be a moose, right? That's what Morris thinks! What if he asks a deer about it?

  • Item #: 000907
    ISBN: 9780064440257
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    Oscar Otter loves sliding down the otter slide with the other otters, until Beaver blocks the slide with a tree. Infuriated, Oscar sets off to build a new slide, but soon is being tailed by predators. Think quick, Oscar!

  • Item #: 022504
    ISBN: 9780375871283
    Retail: $49.95
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    This boxed set contains the following five Dr. Seuss classics in hardcover: Cat in the Hat Comes Back; Dr. Seuss's ABC; I Can Read with My Eyes Shut; Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!; and Oh Say Can You Say?
  • Item #: 048829
    ISBN: 9780545060479
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    This hunt for clues has taken a heavy toll on Amy and Dan. Now they are wanted by the Indonesian police and trapped on an island. Just when they think it can't get worse, it does.
  • Item #: 042521
    ISBN: 9780547014371
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    Lady Lynet is getting tired of the knight who holds her castle hostage and kills all her intended helpers, so she sneaks out and searches for another knight to come to her aid. Unfortunately, all she can find is a kitchen hand and a dwarf – or so she thinks. pb, 213 pgs.

  • Item #: 026647
    ISBN: 9780380709175
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    Henry loves his dog Ribsy, but he is a handful! And now the neighbors have been complaining. If Henry wants to go fishing with his dad, he has to keep Ribsy out of trouble for two whole months. At first Henry thinks that the bargain will be simple to keep, but Ribsy has other ideas!

  • Item #: 043502
    ISBN: 9780060652944
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    This classic by C.S. Lewis shares his views on the education of older students (and how educators of his day were leading students down a dangerous path), and uses that as a starting point to stress the importance of good values, courage, and honor in our society. He warns of the consequences of an education or social thinking that undermines the importance of good values and treats everything as relative. He states that some things are in fact objective (they are without doubt good or evil) and criticizes the way society is trying to rationalize the diminishment of the belief in natural values. Finally he warns of a future in which the values and morals of the majority are controlled by a small group of people who rule by a perfect understanding of psychology. One of most debated of Lewis's work, this book stresses that above all else, people should be taught to love good and hate evil. 114 pages, softcover. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 024976
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    The bright colors of this bookmark highlight suggestions like "Think about what the details tell you," "Compare the text to other texts…," "Decide if what you read was important to you," etc.
  • Item #: 007711
    ISBN: 9780380709120
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    Henry Huggins doesn't think his life is very exciting, but everything changes when he finds a dog. Well, actually the dog finds him, and Henry names the dog Ribsy. This book holds six such stories of Henry's adventures with Ribsy. My favorite is when Henry buys two guppies for just 79 cents, which seems like a great deal at the time. The two guppies quickly turn into hundreds, but now Henry is running out of room and interest!

  • Item #: 045509
    ISBN: 9781465439017
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  • Item #: 055594
    ISBN: 9780307975867
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    Enjoy four Dr. Seuss tales on the go! This cute little box has a plastic carrying handle and contains four mini board books that are perfect for slipping into a pocket or purse (each book approx. 4.25”x5.75”x.5”). Titles include Hop on Pop, Oh the Thinks You Can Think, The Shape of Me and Other Stuff, and Ten Apples Up on Top. – Laura