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The Fighting Ground Cover Image
By Avi
$5.94
ISBN: 9780064401852
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Published: HarperCollins - January 27th, 2009

Scott O’Dell Award for Best Historical Fiction * ALA Notable Book * ALA Best Books for YA

Newbery Medal-winning author Avi tells the “compelling story of a young boy’s first encounter with war and how it changes him.”—Publishers Weekly


Chasing Vermeer (Scholastic Gold) Cover Image
By Brett Helquist (Illustrator), Blue Balliett
$6.79
ISBN: 9780439372978
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - May 1st, 2005

Chasing Vermeer joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels. Includes exclusive bonus content!


The Sword in the Tree Cover Image
By Clyde Robert Bulla, Bruce Bowles (Illustrator)
$4.24
ISBN: 9780064421324
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Published: HarperCollins - May 3rd, 2000

In the days of King Arthur there stood a mighty oak tree within the walls of a castle. Peace reigned in the castle until the fearsome night when Lionel, longlost brother of Lord Weldon, returned to cause trouble and unhappiness.


The Secret Garden (Puffin Classics) Cover Image
$5.09
ISBN: 9780141321066
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Published: Puffin Books - March 27th, 2008

After losing her parents, young Mary Lennox is sent from India to live in her uncle's gloomy mansion on the wild English moors. She is lonely and has no one to play with, but one day she learns of a secret garden somewhere in the grounds that no one is allowed to enter. Then Mary uncovers an old key in a flowerbed - and a gust of magic leads her to the hidden door.


The Enormous Egg Cover Image
$6.79
ISBN: 9780316119207
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 1993

Young Nate Twitchell is surprised when one of the hens on his family farm lays a giant egg. After a painstaking wait, Nate is even more surprised when it hatches and out pops a baby triceratops that he names Uncle Beazley! But when Nate decides to keep the dino and raise it on his own, he has no idea what he's getting himself into.


Ramona the Pest Cover Image
By Beverly Cleary, Jacqueline Rogers (Illustrator)
$6.79
ISBN: 9780380709540
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Published: HarperCollins - March 19th, 2013

Newbery Medal-winning author Beverly Cleary expertly depicts the trials and triumphs of growing up through a relatable heroine who isn't afraid to be exactly who she is.

Ramona Quimby is excited to start kindergarten. No longer does she have to watch her older sister, Beezus, ride the bus to school with all the big kids. She's finally old enough to take the bus too!


No Talking Cover Image
By Andrew Clements, Mark Elliott (Illustrator)
$6.79
ISBN: 9781416909842
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - June 23rd, 2009

It's boys vs. girls when the noisiest, most talkative, and most competitive fifth graders in history challenge one another to see who can go longer without talking. Teachers and school administrators are in an uproar, until an innovative teacher sees how the kids' experiment can provide a terrific and unique lesson in communication.


A Nest for Celeste: A Story About Art, Inspiration, and the Meaning of Home Cover Image
By Henry Cole, Henry Cole (Illustrator)
$5.94
ISBN: 9780061704123
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - February 21st, 2012

A fanciful history lesson for middle graders, featuring a charming mouse named Celeste.

Celeste is a mouse who is looking for a home. Is it nestled in the toe of a warm boot? In the shirt pocket of Celeste’s new friend Joseph? Or is home the place deep inside Celeste’s heart, where friendships live?


Fantastic Mr. Fox Cover Image
By Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator)
$6.79
ISBN: 9780142410349
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Published: Puffin Books - August 16th, 2007

Nobody outfoxes Fantastic Mr. Fox!


The House of Sixty Fathers Cover Image
By Meindert DeJong, Maurice Sendak (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780064402002
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: HarperCollins - August 28th, 1987

THE HOUSE OF SIXTY FATHERS

Tien Pao is all alone in enemy territoy. Only a few days before, his family had escaped from the Japanese army, fleeing downriver by boat. Then came the terrible rainstorm. Tien Pao was fast asleep in the little sampan when the boat broke loose from its moorings and drifted right back to the Japanese soldiers.


Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices Cover Image
By Paul Fleischman, Eric Beddows (Illustrator)
$5.94
ISBN: 9780064460934
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Published: HarperCollins - January 4th, 2005

From the Newbery Medal-winning author of Seedfolks, Paul Fleischman, Joyful Noise is a collection of irresistible poems that celebrates the insect world.

Funny, sad, loud, and quiet, each of these poems resounds with a booming, boisterous, joyful noise.


Tuesdays at the Castle Cover Image
$6.79
ISBN: 9781681192185
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Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - February 21st, 2017

See where it all began with the start to Jessica Day George's bestselling series about a castle that can rebuild itself and the children who defend it.


Honus & Me: A Baseball Card Adventure (Baseball Card Adventures) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780380788781
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Published: HarperCollins - January 21st, 2003

With more than 2 million books sold, the Baseball Card Adventures bring the greatest players in history to life!


Running Out of Time Cover Image
$6.79
ISBN: 9780689812361
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - February 1st, 1997

Run For Your Life


Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery (Bunnicula and Friends) Cover Image
By Deborah Howe, James Howe, Alan Daniel (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781416928171
Availability: Backordered
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 8th, 2006

BEWARE THE HARE!
Is he or isn't he a vampire?


Before it's too late, Harold the dog and Chester the cat must find out the truth about the newest pet in the Monroe household -- a suspicious-looking bunny with unusual habits...and fangs!


Paul Bunyan Cover Image
By Steven Kellogg, Steven Kellogg (Illustrator)
$6.79
ISBN: 9780688058005
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Published: HarperCollins - February 3rd, 2004

A funny retelling of the tallest of tall tales, the rollicking adventures of Paul Bunyan and his great blue ox, paired with the extravegant and lively illustrations of Steven Kellogg. Perfect for read-alouds full of laughter!


From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler Cover Image
$7.64
ISBN: 9780689711817
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 1998

2017 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the beloved classic From the Mixed-up files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler.

In this winner of the Newbery Medal from E.L.


Rabbit Hill (Newbery Library, Puffin) Cover Image
$5.94
ISBN: 9780140310108
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Published: Puffin Books - October 27th, 1977

Winner of the Newbery Medal


The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia #2) Cover Image
By C. S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes (Illustrator)
$6.79
ISBN: 9780064471046
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Published: HarperCollins - March 5th, 2002

Don’t miss one of America’s top 100 most-loved novels, selected by PBS’s The Great American Read.


Wild Wings Cover Image
By Gill Lewis, Yuta Onoda (Illustrator)
$7.64
ISBN: 9781442414464
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - June 12th, 2012

This “vividly imagined and well-written novel” (Booklist, starred review) tells a gripping story about a boy from Scotland and a girl from West Africa who join together to save a migrating Osprey—and end up saving each other.

When Callum spots crazy Iona McNair on his family’s sprawling property, she’s catching a fish with her bare hands.


Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House (R) #1) Cover Image
By Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator)
$5.09
ISBN: 9780679824114
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - July 28th, 1992

The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system!

Where did the tree house come from?


The Kite Fighters Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780547328638
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - June 7th, 2010

In a riveting narrative set in fifteenth-century Korea, two brothers discover a shared passion for kites. Kee-sup can craft a kite unequaled in strength and beauty, but his younger brother, Young-sup, can fly a kite as if he controlled the wind itself.


The Cricket in Times Square (Chester Cricket and His Friends #1) Cover Image
By George Selden, Garth Williams (Illustrator)
$6.79
ISBN: 9780312380038
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Published: Square Fish - April 1st, 2008

Tucker is a streetwise city mouse. He thought he'd seen it all. But he's never met a cricket before, which really isn't surprising, because, along with his friend Harry Cat, Tucker lives in the very heart of New York City—the Times Square subway station. Chester Cricket never intended to leave his Connecticut meadow.


Frozen Stiff Cover Image
$6.79
ISBN: 9780440413738
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Published: Yearling - October 12th, 1999

What begins as a two-night camping and kayaking trek in the untamed Alaskan wilderness turns into a test of survival for Cody and her cousin Derek. While their mothers are in Juneau picking up supplies for Yakutat Lodge, the cousins sneak off in an old pickup. The taste of freedom is soon tainted when Cody's kayak is lost on the rising tide, washing away her life vest and precious supplies.


The Mysterious Benedict Society Cover Image
By Trenton Lee Stewart, Carson Ellis (Illustrator)
$8.49
ISBN: 9780316003957
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2008

For fans of Lemony Snicket and Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library, this first book in the bestselling, award-winning Mysterious Benedict Society Series is not to be missed!


I Survived the San Francisco Earthquake, 1906 (I Survived #5) Cover Image
By Lauren Tarshis, Scott Dawson (Illustrator)
$4.24
ISBN: 9780545206990
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - March 1st, 2012

Ten-year-old Leo loves being a newsboy in San Francisco -- not only does he get to make some money to help his family, he's free to explore the amazing, hilly city as it changes and grows with the new century. Horse-drawn carriages share the streets with shiny new automobiles, new businesses and families move in every day from everywhere, and anything seems possible.


A Crooked Kind of Perfect Cover Image
$6.79
ISBN: 9780152066086
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - April 6th, 2009

Ten-year-old Zoe Elias has perfect piano dreams. She can practically feel the keys under her flying fingers; she can hear the audience's applause.


Save Me a Seat (Scholastic Gold) Cover Image
$6.79
ISBN: 9780545846615
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - April 24th, 2018

Save Me a Seat joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels. Includes exclusive bonus content!

Joe and Ravi might be from very different places, but they're both stuck in the same place: SCHOOL.

Joe's lived in the same town all his life, and was doing just fine until his best friends moved away and left him on his own.


Stuart Little Cover Image
By E. B. White, Garth Williams (Illustrator)
$6.79
ISBN: 9780064400565
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Published: HarperCollins - February 1st, 2005

The classic story by E. B. White, author of the Newbery Honor Book Charlotte's Web and Trumpet of the Swan, about one small mouse on a very big adventure!


Christopher Mouse: The Tale of a Small Traveler Cover Image
By William Wise, Patrick Benson (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781582347080
Availability: Backordered
Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - May 30th, 2006

Recognition
• A Texas Bluebonnet 2005-2006 Master List Selection • A Bank Street Children's Book Committee Outstanding Children's Book of the Year • A Book Links Lasting Connection Book
Hardcover edition available:
Christopher Mouse 1582348782 - $15.95
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