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  • Item #: 003242
    ISBN: 9781609991302
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  • 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 #: 002748
    ISBN: 9780966706796
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    This historical Greek novel begins when a young boy's father dies in battle and he is taken to live in Sparta. It is a hard life for Theras, who is an Athenian, and he longs to leave Sparta and return to Athens. However, his escape from Sparta is only the beginning of his dangerous journey home as he is caught, escapes from slave traders, and encounters other dangers.

  • 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 #: 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 #: 023927
    ISBN: 9781932786576
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    Written in the style of Hillyer's Child's Geography of the World, this introductory geography study incorporates lively, current text, recommendations of additional books to enjoy, narration, notebooking, and other fun activities, too! Geography of the earth is approached as if you and your children were taking a journey through and around the earth, learning everything about the Earth as a whole (individual continents and countries will be studied in upcoming volumes). Eleven chapters each focus on a geography topic, including the atmosphere, the continents, the oceans, seasons, climate, weather, the structure of Earth, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, latitude, and longitude. The author recommends spending two days on each chapter; one to snuggle up and read the text together, and the other to spend on the activities. Taking basic information like ocean currents, the rotation of the earth and plate tectonics and presenting them to children in an exciting way could have been a challenge, but the author has done a very impressive job here and has taken great pains to present the information in a personal way that children will understand and often be awed by. Occasionally the text is broken up by a "Tell the folks at home all about it!" which acts as a narration prompt. The narration jogs kids' memories about what they have read so far and helps them to remember it by describing it in their own words. To take this the next step, the author recommends that you and your child or children pretend you're on the phone while they tell you what they've "seen" in their journey. Each chapter's text ends with a "Postcard Home" which further embodies the "journey" theme. Postcard templates are found in the back of the book, or can be printed from online resources.  For each chapter, children will create their own postcard of the journey, in which they draw what they have learned on the front and describe it on the back, as if they were describing it to a recipient. Dressing up the ordinary "notebooking" as making postcards is a novel idea that will undoubtedly be a little more fun! After this point in every chapter, there is a "Reaching Out to His World" section, which ties the concepts from the text into a need that people around the world experience. Suggestions for further research and outreach are included in each one, so you can not only learn about the earth but develop a heart for helping others, too. "Further Explorations" in each chapter list books which tie in to that topic, and each book is listed with a summary and a grade range the book is most appropriate for. Two "Too-Fun-to-Resist Excursions" round out each chapter, and although they're not "required," I can understand why they call them too fun to resist! Some of the activities include mapping the location of shoes found washed up on shore (after containers of them were lost to the sea) to investigate ocean currents, making an edible earth, identifying rocks, doing an "earth dance," making volcanoes, looking for pictures in the shapes of the continents, and much more! These activities have clearly not been "tacked on" just because they are related to the chapter's topic; they are well-chosen and things that kids will definitely enjoy. An appendix at the end of the book contains the postcard templates, geography copywork and maps you will need throughout your journey. What a fun and appealing way to study world geography as a family! I just hope "Vol. 1" means that more are on the way! Jess

  • Item #: 021567
    ISBN: 9781883937737
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    Egypt is being ruled by the Kushite dynasty. Young Prince Taharka, a very minor royal son, succeeds unexpectedly to the throne of Kush and Egypt. He begins to find his way until a treacherous plot pushes him into sudden exile and into the hands of Amos, an emissary of King Hezekiah, seeking help for Judea from the Egyptians against the Assyrians. Taharka must choose with whom to side. This novel is inspired by research on the historical King Taharka and his period.

  • 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 #: 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 #: 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 #: 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 #: 000211
    ISBN: 9781883937126
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    Through text and pictures, this novel brings to life the ancient Greek mathematician who enriched math and all branches of science. The author discusses the man's work, his discoveries, and the knowledge later based upon them.

  • 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 #: 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 #: 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 #: 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 #: 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 #: 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 #: 044817
    ISBN: 9780547577319
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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 #: 017579
    ISBN: 9780486423630
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  • 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 #: 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 #: 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 #: 031613
    ISBN: 9781853262838
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    Subtitled "A Tale of the Christ," Ben Hur is in essence a picturesque novel of the life and eventual conversion to Christianity by Judah Ben-Hur, heir of a rich orthodox Jewish family. Many have seen this story played out on the cinema screen; fewer have read this deeply moving original narrative. Prepare for your imagination to be taken captive as you read this story of betrayal, revenge, and salvation. 382 pgs, pb. - elise

  • Item #: 021689
    ISBN: 9780425102411
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  • 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 #: 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 #: 004961
    ISBN: 9781883937386
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    This stirring novel takes place in Biblical times. It shows, through the life of an orphaned Hititte, how Judea has always been the crossroads and battlefield of contending nations. During his great adventure, he finally comes to peace with himself, the Hebrews, and God.

  • Item #: 002483
    ISBN: 9780316058438
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    Mr. Popper has always been a dreamer. Although he dreams of traveling to exotic places (particularly the polar regions of the North and South Poles), the house painter has never been out of his hometown of Stillwater. Then one day, a package from Antarctica brings him a surprise (in the form of a penguin of course!) that will change his life forever. Follow the Popper family as they grow from a family of four with one pet penguin to a family of four with a dozen show-biz loving penguins. A Newbery Honor book, 140 pgs, pb. ~ Enh