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  • Item #: 007300
    ISBN: 9780440402831
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    1950 Newbery Medal winner. Set in medieval England, a young boy named Robin desires to learn the ways of knighthood, but falls ill and loses the use of his legs. A kindly monk shows him how even someone who cannot walk is needed.

  • Item #: 001754
    ISBN: 9780312380038
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    Chester Cricket from Connecticut is accidentally transported to New York in a picnic basket. Alone and afraid in a strange city, Chester is befriended by Harry and Tucker, a cat and mouse, who help him adjust to city life and discover his amazing musical talent that brings success to a failing subway station newsstand.

  • 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 #: 018373
    ISBN: 9780064402750
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    The annual Christmas pageant was safe and routine until the Herdmans, the worst kids in the history of the world, blackmail their way into all the main parts. What happens when kids who have never heard the story of Christmas interpret it for their new church?

  • 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 #: 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 #: 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 #: 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 #: 009346
    ISBN: 9780547328614
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    The 1961 Newbery Medal Winner. When disaster strikes, Karana's people leave their island home to begin a new life across the sea. But Karana is left behind and must learn to survive many years alone while keeping alive the hope of an eventual rescue.

  • Item #: 006212
    ISBN: 9780140303353
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    When a young Egyptian boy is orphaned, his life changes. Although he has always desired to become an apprentice to the goldsmith in whose shop he works, his half-brother, now his guardian, apprentices him to the stone cutters instead. The mystery begins as he learns a secret that may explain his half-brother's seemingly unearned wealth...

  • Item #: 001899
    ISBN: 9780395137192
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    The 1962 Newbery Medal winner. Angry and vengeful at the death of his parents, Daniel bar Jamin joins an outlaw band pledging to do all he can to rid the land of the hated Romans. But Daniel's life is changed after an encounter with a wandering teacher from Nazareth named Jesus. Could he be following the wrong leader? 256 pgs, pb. By Elizabeth George Speare.

  • Item #: 007352
    ISBN: 9780553274295
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    Billy wants a pair of hunting dogs more than anything. After working and saving for two years, Billy's dream of owning two coon hounds comes true. But getting his dogs is only the beginning of his adventures hunting coons along the river bottoms of the Ozarks. Billy learns the value of hard work, patience, and persistence in this story and, eventually, understands how God can use all things - even a pair of hunting dogs - to answer the prayers of his family.

  • Item #: 003354
    ISBN: 9780141312422
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    An account of Sam's adventures as he lives alone on his grandfather's mountain for a year. Sam lives in the trunk of a tree, catches and trains a falcon, and makes his own clothing.

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

  • Item #: 000656
    ISBN: 9780140324648
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    Set in 13th century England, this Newbery Award winner tells of the adventures of Adam, the 11 year old son of a minstrel, as he travels around Southern England. He begins the journey with his father and his faithful cocker spaniel, Nick. However, when an unscrupulous minstrel steals his dog, Adam tries to recover him, losing track of his father in the process. This leaves 11-year old Adam alone on the roads to take care of himself, using his harp and minstrel skills to gain food and shelter as he seeks his lost puppy and father. 317 pgs.

  • Item #: 019931
    ISBN: 9780553296983
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    An unforgettable, stirring first-hand account of the Holocaust, as you read Anne's diary and share her innermost thoughts, dreams, and fears.

  • Item #: 018720
    ISBN: 9780763680862
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    India Opal Buloni is a lonely, 10-year old preacher's daughter who has just moved to Naomi, Florida, with her father. She doesn't have any friends yet, but she is very independent and likable. Right away she happens upon a dog in the grocery store and takes him into her home and her heart, naming him "Winn-Dixie". The dog seems to mark a turning point, and soon after the adoption she begins making friends and getting to know people. He seems to have a knack for making people like him, despite his less than attractive appearance. India makes friends, gets a job, and starts to care about all the people around her… all because of Winn-Dixie. A Newbery Honor award winner.

  • Item #: 017886
    ISBN: 9781561377046
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  • Item #: 017664
    ISBN: 9780394820378
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    When Milo, an uninspired 10-year-old, drives his toy car through a magic tollbooth into the enchanted Lands Beyond, he begins a remarkable journey through the Kingdom of Knowledge, where he discovers that life is exciting beyond his wildest dreams.

  • Item #: 016003
    ISBN: 9780451526342
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    This classic political satire by George Orwell attaches the idea of totalitarian government using farm animals as characters. The animals try to run the farm on their own and create a paradise of progress and equality, but certain animals (namely the pigs) begin to take control and take away freedoms. With great parallels to many governments, this book is a must-read. A few complete and unabridged editions are available. The Signet Classic Edition has a preface by Russell Baker and is 144 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 010518
    ISBN: 9780399501487
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    During a nuclear war, a mixed group of proper and civilized British boys are stranded on a jungle island. They struggle to establish order and rules within their little world, but the result is chaos and death.

  • Item #: 010003
    ISBN: 9780440414803
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    Sentenced to hard labor digging holes for a crime he did not commit, the protagonist learns to have faith in himself in this sad and funny Newbery award winner.

  • Item #: 007916
    ISBN: 9780807508527
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    The first book in this popular series. Find out how the Alden children survive and live on their own, making an abandoned boxcar their home.

  • Item #: 004912
    ISBN: 9781416940289
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    Caddie is an adventurer, a tomboy, imaginative and brave. But is she brave enough to save her family from an Indian massacre? Will she have to leave behind the life she loves when Father inherits an estate in England?

  • Item #: 003360
    ISBN: 9780064408677
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    Sam Beaver is a young boy who loves nature, and unlike most little boys, has a deep respect for it. Although he lives in Montana, Sam is camping in Canada. He discovers a pair of trumpet swans building a nest on a lake. He observes them carefully, and comes to visit after their eggs have hatched. Trumpet swans may be the most glorious breed of birds. Besides being marvelously beautiful, they also have the ability to trumpet joyously. Well, all of them except for Louis. When the father swan brings over his children to show off to Sam, all of them give him a polite beep, except for Louis, who can't beep or make any other sound and instead just tugs on Sam's shoelace. When fall comes, the family flies south to Montana. Here Louis decides that he must learn to read and write so he can better communicate. He finds Sam and begins attending school with him. Louis falls in love with a beautiful swan named Serena, but not even his education compensates for his inability to trumpet his love. Then his father finds him a real brass trumpet. Will Louis be able to use the musical instrument to win Serena's love? 272 pgs, pb. By E.B. White; illustrated by Fred Marcellino.

  • 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 #: 002425
    ISBN: 9780553211764
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    Includes an afterword by Stephen Koch and is 416 pgs, pb

  • 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 #: 001042
    ISBN: 9780553212440
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    This classic story tells the tale of a miserly, selfish, miserable man named Scrooge. He hates Christmas and all it stands for until one Christmas Eve when something eerie happens. Three ghosts appear, showing him Christmas past, present, and future. They give him one last chance to change into the person he should be and appreciate Christmas. Contains a new introduction by Karen Hesse. 122 pgs.