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  • 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 #: 041642
    ISBN: 9780440411840
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    This historical fiction novel tells the story of 13-year-old Pierre, a boy from Montreal in 1800. Pierre's father is injured, and Pierre is forced to take over his job so his family can survive the cold Canadian winter. Pierre becomes a voyageur for the North West Company and must canoe a shipment of furs to Grand Portage and back again. Conditions are harsh with treacherous waters, bloodied hands, and the men's cruel teasing over the 2400 mile trip through the French Canadian wilderness. This adventurous coming-of-age story is well-written and focuses on an obscure aspect of Canadian history. By William Durbin, 164 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 008285
    ISBN: 9780316286121
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    When your aunt is in jeopardy of losing her house and having to fire all of her employees, there's only one thing left to do - head for the California gold fields. Twelve-year-old Jack and the family butler Praiseworthy do just that. From Boston to California, follow the adventures of this delightful pair as they seek to gain the funds needed to save the family home. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 010673
    ISBN: 9780689822841
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    Mehitabel, or Hitty, as she quickly comes to be called, was carved out of mountain ash wood as a present for little Phoebe Preble. As near as she can figure, she was made in the early 1800s, a small but hardy doll with an unfortunate habit of being lost, and just a bit too small to be often found again. Hitty begins her tale with Phoebe and the Preble family in Maine. At that time in her life, Hitty had no idea how far she would venture from Maine, or all the fantastic adventures she would have. When the entire Preble family goes on a long trip on Captain Preble's whaling ship, Hitty observes a whaling expedition, survives a shipwreck, meets island natives, visits India, returns to America, survives several other young doll owners, meets a variety of other dolls and people, continues to travel, and is finally finds herself, a hundred years later, in an antique shop where she writes her memoirs. This Newbery award-winning novel by Rachel Field is a very readable piece of historical fiction from a unique standpoint that girls of all ages will enjoy. Hitty is an excellent narrator, and her stories brim with adventure and details about all the eventful (and the not-so-eventful) years she has seen. 236 pgs. - Jess

  • Item #: 055412
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    Dante, a sailor falsely accused of treason, is imprisoned on the island of Chateau d'If for 13 years. As he plots revenge against his betrayers, he escapes the island and transforms himself into the wealthy Count of Monte Cristo. This thrilling adventure story is based on Dumas' French novel and is set in France, Italy, the Levant, and Mediterranean Islands during the years 1815-1838. Starring Jim Caviezel, Guy Pearce, and Richard Harris. (2002) 131 min. PG-13

  • Item #: 051849
    ISBN: 9781887840040
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    Fourteen year-old Michele Pagano lives in a mountainside village on the island of Capri, helping his family run an inn. One day, a ship with red sails arrives at the inn, and three travelers disembark. Each traveler has a different reason for visiting: one has come for adventure, one for beauty, and one for peace and quiet. It doesn't take long; however, for the visitors to get involved with a mystery behind a cove that the islanders are too afraid to speak of. A lively mystery-adventure novel with rich characterizations in an exotic locale. A Newbery Honor Book; written by Ann Weil. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 051448
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    Students study Old English, Middle English, Early Modern English and Late Modern English. They learn suffixes, prefixes, roots, changing connotations, and problems in diction. Students also learn paragraph order, develop paragraphs, and create unity in paragraphs. Various types of speeches are demonstrated: manuscript, memorized, impromptu, and extemporaneous. Students learn to write an introduction, complete the structure of an argument, and apply amplification and conclusion to their speeches. They learn to give interviews, listen actively, and note taking techniques. Also included is the history of radio, television, motion pictures and newspapers. Book reports are completed throughout the year based on novels read in many different genres: science fiction, mystery, humor, adventure, tragedy and drama.

  • Item #: 041162
    ISBN: 9780374427986
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    This humorous Wild West adventure is about 15-year old Simon Green. Simon just can't do well in school, but then he makes a plan that he hopes will lead to a fortune. Financed by his teacher and accompanied by a loyal drover, his dog, four mules, and a wagon-load of corn, Simon tries to herd one thousand turkeys from Missouri to Denver, where meat is scarce and fetches a high price. A very funny and entertaining novel by Kathleen Karr. 200 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 025520
    ISBN: 9780440226765
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    Thirteen year old Frances Mary Kelly, along with her four brothers and sisters, feels alone and betrayed. Their widowed mother sent them west on the orphan train to St. Joseph, Missouri in 1856. Although she made the ultimate sacrifice because she can not take care of them, the children don't understand. The children are split up, and Francis Mary must pretend to be a boy in order to look after her youngest brother. Her adventures soon entangle her in the Underground Railroad. Was this really the best decision their mother could have made?

  • Item #: 018220
    ISBN: 9780064471091
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    Over seventy years have passed in Narnia since The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Once again, Narnia is in danger. Prince Rilian is missing, and there is great fear that there will be no one to take over the crown when old King Caspian dies. Tag along on Eustace and Jill's adventures as they go in search of the missing prince.

  • Item #: 013256
    ISBN: 9781932350531
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    This adventurous tale of 12 year old Johnny Scott and his faithful horse Old Sam continues in this book. After a bad injury ruins Old Sam’s racing career, he is adopted by the Scott family where, even though his gait is a little crooked, he is still the fastest horse around. One day, Johnny discovers that Old Sam is missing, and it turns out that he has been captured by horse thieves! With no time to spare, it’s up to Johnny to get him and the other missing horses back. Can a 12 year old boy really take down two tough criminals? You’ll just have to read to find out! A fun tale with a little bit of a Little House on the Prairie vibe, perfect for any horse or adventure lover, and based on the author’s true experiences. 138 softcover pages. – Laura

  • 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 #: 003242
    ISBN: 9781609991302
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  • Item #: 049584
    ISBN: 9781893103627
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    A wonderful unit study incorporating geography, history and science, based on the Holling C. Holling books. Students learn about three main geographic regions of the U.S. as well as a basic introduction to World geography. Designed to be used with maps (see below) that children color, label and complete as they study each region via the books. Paddle-to-the-Sea covers the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence River, and North Atlantic. Tree in the Trail includes the Great Plains and Southwest. Minn of the Mississippi leads children on an adventure down the Mississippi River and into the Gulf of Mexico. Seabird presents an overview of world geography. Pagoo follows the life of a young hermit crab, trying to grow up in a tide pool - without being eaten along the way. If you've never read a Holling C. Holling book, you're in for a treat! These are lovely, "old fashioned" books that simultaneously educate and entertain. Each blends science, history, and geography into a narrative told from the viewpoint of a central "character"'s adventures or experiences. It's difficult to imagine a more appropriate choice for studying these topics. Can be used as a one-semester course at 2-3 lessons per week or a 1-year course at 1-2 lessons per week.

  • 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 #: 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 #: 039402
    ISBN: 9781596380271
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    This exciting book by Douglas Bond has two stories in one. The background story is of an apathetic Latin student in modern England. He has no desire to learn Latin until he discovers an ancient Roman manuscript buried on his family farm. The main story is the one that this student translates from Latin into English, an adventurous story from the third century. It tells of a centurion who serves Rome at Hadrian's Wall and is saved from being massacred by a Celt named Calum. Calum was deeply changed when he saw Christians martyred in the Roman Colosseum and tries to overcome the usurpation, treachery, and betrayal of his day. A gripping, fast-paced historical novel that not only tells about ancient Rome, but shares about God's divine intervention and mercy. 236 pgs, pb.

  • 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 #: 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 #: 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 #: 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 #: 007751
    ISBN: 9780064400565
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    People don't like most mice, but then again Stuart Little isn't like most mice. He was born to a family of humans in New York City. Although his family loves him very much despite his somewhat obvious mouse appearance, life is a little difficult for Stuart. Simple things like brushing your teeth and turning on lights are quite the process for Stuart. He is a very good natured mouse and doesn't mind the trouble, but not surprisingly he has many adventures. His most dangerous adventure begins when his good bird friend, Margalo, turns up missing. Stuart sets off on his own for the first time in his life, determined to find his friend. 144 pgs, pb. By E.B. White; illustrated by Garth Williams.

  • Item #: 004035
    ISBN: 9780140384284
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    You will meet young Addie Mackenzie in 1854 as she takes you on the adventure of her life from eight years old until the time people refer to her as "Old Addie Deal." Addie's family was very well off until her father lost everything in a bad investment. While Addie dreams of having her old life back, she passes up the opportunity and chooses a life of a pioneer. Addie endures the hard times of frontier life and raises her children to pursue the ambitions that were once her own. 251 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 001546
    ISBN: 9780449213940
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    "Won't you join up, Comrades?" Kantorek, a schoolteacher, addresses his class of young men. Those days seem long ago to Paul Bäumer and his classmates, all of whom enlisted in the German army of World War I. Although they are hardly twenty years of age, in a matter of time the fighting, death, and poor living conditions around them have aged them well beyond their years. Paul remains close to his classmates and they find a few other good friends in the army. Time after time, their unit is called up to the front, and they are forced to deal with the horrors of bombardments on their trenches, the shells, the gas, and the death of so many comrades. This book is a very vivid account of a war where young men of the same generation but different uniforms were forced to grow up early in the war. - Melissa

  • Item #: 048788
    ISBN: 9780142411643
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    Most parents today would have to think twice before leaving their 9- and 11-year-old children home alone, let alone allowing them to go off by themselves on a camping trip. Daniel and Will's adventure, based on a true story, takes the situation to another level entirely! After the boys make the rough journey with Pa from their farm in Pennsylvania to the Ohio wilderness, they work tirelessly through the summer to establish a homestead. With a home barely established, Pa sets out again for Pennsylvania to fetch the rest of the brood and bring them to Ohio before winter sets in. He leaves the boys with food, an axe, and two knives, anticipating a journey of 5-6 weeks. The boys ration their food and settle in to clear more land and improve the cabin. When Pa's expected return date comes and goes and there's no word from him, the boys face the challenge of surviving through the winter with no corn, no rifle and no neighbors to call for help… all while fearing the worst about their family. An exciting story that realistically portrays the challenges of early pioneers – especially the young ones! By Jean Van Leeuwen, pb. – Jess

  • Item #: 035997
    ISBN: 9780977986033
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    For years, teachers and aspiring writers have asked Lee Roddy (author of "Grizzly Adams," countless short stories, and over 50 novels) to compile a guide from his 20 years of convention seminars. This is that much-anticipated guide. Whether adults use this book to instruct young students or utilize the guidelines to write a best-selling short story or novel of their own, the practical system for writing laid out in this guide will be beneficial. This is not a workbook, and it's not very fancy either, but it lays out a straightforward approach to writing which has been proven to work for the author and many others. It's filled with tips, outlines, suggestions, and rules for writing techniques that will get students to write proper stories and enjoy it as well. The guide begins with a helpful introduction that tells teachers how to use the book and then contains eight lessons on ideas, story building, objectives, obstacles, outcome, characters, plots, and scenes. Goals and the importance of these eight story aspects, outlines, ideas for writing, examples, and so much more are included in each lesson. The end of each lesson also includes a few short-answer questions and a simple writing assignment that will help them use what they have just learned in their own writing. An encouraging conclusion is also included in the guide, with the author giving final tips for making sure your writing is strong and successful. A handy guide presenting a solid method for writing fictional stories. 88 pgs.

  • Item #: 032838
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    If a good mystery is right up your alley and you are up for a challenging cooperative game, try out Escape the Room! For those of you who aren’t familiar with the concept, this is a game that began as a digital version, transformed into real-life events around the country, and is now also available as a game you can play at home. The scene in this version is an old manor in the year 1869. There are mysterious happenings that you and your friends decide to investigate, but you end up locked inside a room in the old manor. Can you Escape the Room! in time? The game is packed into sealed envelopes, in which you and your fellow players must find clues and solve puzzles to unlock and reveal. Unlike some mystery events where one player sets everything up and cannot participate, even the host doesn’t have the answers here! Get ready for an evening of fun! 3-8 players, game time is approximately 90 minutes. ~ Megan

  • 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 #: 012048
    ISBN: 9780679848042
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    This fictitious novel tells the story of a patriot spy in the Revolutionary War. This spy shows incredible courage while trying to smuggle information to General Washington in a loaf of bread. To add to the suspense, this spy is just a young, timid girl named Ellen Toliver. When things don't go as planned and Ellen is shipped on a boat with British soldiers to a place far from her destination, she courageously continues. Throughout the many obstacles, Ellen wonders if she will ever get her message through or see her family again. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 005045
    ISBN: 9780440413240
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    Two dogs and a cat - three loyal friends. When the animals' owners have to leave for an extended length of time, Luath, Bodger, and Tao go to live with John Longridge until their family returns. During this time John leaves to go and stay at a cabin for two or three weeks with his brother, and his neighbors are going to care for the animals. John leaves on his trip, and the animals, sensing the fact that they are alone, set off for home by instinct. A misunderstanding leads Mrs. Oakes to the belief that he has taken the animals with him, and so she is unaware that the animals are on their own. Luath, the younger dog, is the unspoken leader of the group, leading the other animals straight west and towards home. Bodger is a much older dog, and his already weary body tires fast. Tao, the cat, helps Luath look out for Bodger against the many trials they will face in the open wilderness. Are the three friends up against more than they can handle in their nearly 300 mile journey across the Ironmouth Range in Canada? - Mel