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Firegirl Cover Image
$6.79
ISBN: 9780316011709
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 2007

A poignant novel about a boy's friendship with a burn victim is perfect for fans of R. J. Palacio's Wonder.


From the moment Jessica arrives, life is never quite the same for Tom and his seventh-grade classmates. Jessica was badly burned in a fire, and will be attending St. Catherine's while getting medical treatments.


The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle (Scholastic Gold) Cover Image
By Avi, Avi
$6.79
ISBN: 9780545477116
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - September 2012

Avi's treasured Newbery Honor Book now with exclusive bonus content!

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels. Includes exclusive bonus content!

A Newbery Honor Book

* "A thrilling tale, tautly plotted, vividly narrated." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review


Al Capone Does My Shirts (Tales from Alcatraz #1) Cover Image
$6.79
ISBN: 9780142403709
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Published: Puffin Books - April 20th, 2006

The Newbery Honor Book and New York Times Bestseller that is historical fiction with a hint of mystery about living at Alcatraz not as a prisoner, but as a kid meeting some of the most famous criminals in our history. Al Capone Does My Shirts has become an instant classic for all kids to read!


The City of Ember Cover Image
$6.79
ISBN: 9780375822742
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Published: Yearling - May 25th, 2004

Ember is the only light in a dark world. But when its lamps begin to flicker, two friends must race to escape the dark. This highly acclaimed adventure series is a modern-day classic—with over 4 MILLION copies sold!
 


Black Star, Bright Dawn Cover Image
$6.79
ISBN: 9780547053196
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - February 18th, 2008

In this redesigned edition of Scott O'Dell's classic novel, a young Eskimo girl encounters frightening obstacles when she takes her father's place in the Iditarod, the annual 1,172-mile dogsled race in Alaska.


The 13th Floor: A Ghost Story Cover Image
By Sid Fleischman, Peter Sis (Illustrator)
$5.94
ISBN: 9780061345036
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Published: Greenwillow Books - April 10th, 2007

When Buddy Stebbins stumbles onto the thirteenth floor of a shabby old building, he finds himself suddenly transported aboard a leaking pirate ship in a howling storm—three hundred years in the past! Cast adrift with Captain John Crack-stone, Buddy washes up in New England, where his plucky ancestor, Abigail, is caught up in the witchcraft mania.


Lincoln: A Photobiography Cover Image
$11.04
ISBN: 9780395518489
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Published: Clarion Books - September 25th, 1989

Abraham Lincoln stood out in a crowd as much for his wit and rollicking humor as for his height.


Nory Ryan's Song Cover Image
$6.79
ISBN: 9780440418290
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Published: Yearling - September 10th, 2002

Nory Ryan's family has lived on Maidin Bay on the west coast of Ireland for generations, raising a pig and a few chickens, planting potatoes, getting by.


Abner & Me (Baseball Card Adventures) Cover Image
$5.94
ISBN: 9780060534455
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Published: HarperCollins - January 30th, 2007

Cannons are blasting!
Bullets are flying!
Wounded soldiers are everywhere!


Seabiscuit: An American Legend Cover Image
$15.30
ISBN: 9780449005613
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Published: Ballantine Books - March 26th, 2002

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of the runaway phenomenon Unbroken comes a universal underdog story about the horse who came out of nowhere to become a legend.


Breaking Through Cover Image
$6.79
ISBN: 9780618342488
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - October 2002

At the age of fourteen, Francisco Jiménez, together with his older brother Roberto and his mother, are caught by la migra. Forced to leave their home in California, the entire family travels all night for twenty hours by bus, arriving at the U.S. and Mexican border in Nogales, Arizona.


Kira-Kira Cover Image
$7.64
ISBN: 9780689856402
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - December 26th, 2006

kira-kira (kee ra kee ra): glittering; shining Glittering. That's how Katie Takeshima's sister, Lynn, makes everything seem. The sky is kira-kira because its color is deep but see-through at the same time. The sea is kira-kira for the same reason. And so are people's eyes.


Restart Cover Image
$5.94
ISBN: 9781338053807
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 27th, 2018

Chase's memory just went out the window.

Chase doesn't remember falling off the roof. He doesn't remember hitting his head. He doesn't, in fact, remember anything. He wakes up in a hospital room and suddenly has to learn his whole life all over again . . . starting with his own name.


Hattie Big Sky (Hattie Series #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385735957
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Published: Yearling - December 23rd, 2008

This Newbery Honor winning, New York Times bestseller celebrates the true spirit of independence on the American frontier.


The Call Of The Wild Cover Image
$4.24
ISBN: 9780439227148
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - January 2001

A Handful of Stars Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545700283
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Published: Scholastic Press - May 9th, 2017

This powerful middle-grade novel from the Newbery Honor author of Rules explores a friendship between a small-town girl and the daughter of migrant workers.


Heat Cover Image
$7.64
ISBN: 9780142407578
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Published: Puffin Books - March 2007

The #1 Bestseller!


Touching Spirit Bear Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780380805600
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Published: HarperCollins - April 30th, 2002

In his Napra Nautilus Award-winning novel Touching Spirit Bear, author Ben Mikaelson delivers a poignant coming-of-age story of a boy who must overcome the effects that violence has had on his life.


War Horse (Scholastic Gold) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780439796644
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 2010

In 1914, Joey, a farm horse, is sold to the army and thrust into the midst of World War I on the Western Front. When Joey is dragged away, his heart aches for Albert, the farmer's son he is forced to leave behind. In the army the beautiful red-bay horse is trained to charge the enemy, drag heavy artillery, and carry wounded soldiers not much older than Albert off the battlefields.


Project Mulberry Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780440421634
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Published: Yearling - January 23rd, 2007

Julia Song and her friend Patrick want to team up to win a blue ribbon at the state fair, but they can't agree on the perfect project. ThenJulia's mother suggests they raise silkworms as she did years ago in Korea. The optimistic twosome quickly realizes that raising silkworms is a lot tougher than they thought.


Bridge to Terabithia 40th Anniversary Edition Cover Image
By Katherine Paterson, Donna Diamond (Illustrator)
$6.79
ISBN: 9780064401845
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Published: HarperCollins - May 2nd, 2017

The 40th anniversary edition of the classic Newbery Medal-winning title by beloved author Katherine Paterson, with brand-new bonus materials including an author's note by Katherine herself and a foreword by New York Times bestselling author Kate DiCamillo.


Woodsong Cover Image
$6.79
ISBN: 9781416939399
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 8th, 2007

A LIFE AS EXCITING AS FICTION

Gary Paulsen, three-time Newbery Honor author, is no stranger to adventure. He has flown off the back of a dogsled and down a frozen waterfall to near disaster, and waited for a giant bear to seal his fate with one slap of a claw.


Chronicles of Ancient Darkness #1: Wolf Brother Cover Image
By Michelle Paver, Geoff Taylor (Illustrator)
$5.94
ISBN: 9780060728274
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - February 21st, 2006

“Fantasy adventure on a grand scale, with a wealth of wilderness lore and convincing characterizations.” —Booklist

Fans of Fablehaven and City of Ember will devour Michelle Paver’s bestselling fantasy series about one boy’s epic fight against evil and the wolf who guides him.


The Teacher's Funeral Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780142405079
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Published: Puffin Books - November 21st, 2006

If your teacher has to die, August isn't a bad time of year for it," begins Richard Peck's latest novel, a book full of his signature wit and sass. Russell Culver is fifteen in 1904, and he's raring to leave his tiny Indiana farm town for the endless sky of the Dakotas. To him, school has been nothing but a chain holding him back from his dreams.


Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book One The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book One) (Percy Jackson & the Olympians #1) Cover Image
$6.79
ISBN: 9780786838653
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - April 2006

Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book One: Lightning Thief, The


The Wednesday Wars Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780547237602
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Published: Clarion Books - May 18th, 2009

In this Newbery Honor-winning novel, Gary D. Schmidt offers an unforgettable antihero. The Wednesday Wars is a wonderfully witty and compelling story about a teenage boy’s mishaps and adventures over the course of the 1967–68 school year in Long Island, New York.


Kidnapped (Puffin Classics) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780141326023
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Published: Puffin Books - June 11th, 2009

When young David Balfour's father dies and leaves him in poverty, he tracks down his Uncle Ebenezer to seek his inheritance. But his uncle is a mean, nasty man with a dark family secret. David finds himself in terrible danger when he is kidnapped and taken prisoner on board a ship bound for slavery - he must escape.


Mystery of the Roman Ransom Cover Image
By Henry Winterfeld , Fritz Biermann (Illustrator), Edith McCormick (Translated by)
$6.79
ISBN: 9780152162689
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - November 2002

In these two delightful history-mysteries, seven boys in Ancient Rome solve strange crimes . . .


Dragonwings: Golden Mountain Chronicles: 1903 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780064400855
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Published: HarperCollins - January 23rd, 2001

Newbery Honor Book Dragonwings by Lawrence Yep takes readers on an adventure-filled journey across the world.

Inspired by the story of a Chinese immigrant who created a flying machine in 1909, Dragonwings touches on the struggles and dreams of Chinese immigrants navigating opportunity and prejudice in San Francisco.


The Devil's Arithmetic (Puffin Modern Classics) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780142401095
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Published: Puffin Books - April 12th, 2004

30th Anniversary edition with a new introduction from the author