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Because of Winn-Dixie

Kate DiCamillo · Candlewick
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

Recalling the fiction of Harper Lee and Carson McCullers, here is a funny, poignant, and utterly genuine first novel from a major new talent.The summer Opal and her father, the preacher, move to Naomi, Florida, Opal goes into the Winn-Dixie supermarket--and comes out with a dog. A big,...
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The BFG

Roald Dahl

The BFG is a big, friendly giant who spirits a child out of bed one dark night. Fortunately, this giant really is friendly, but his countrymen in the land of giants are inveterate child-eaters. Can the child enlist the aid of his kidnapper in stopping the nightly massacre?
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Roald Dahl · Puffin Books
Pages: 176
Format: Paperback

The gates of Willy Wonka's famous chocolate factory are opening at last -- and only five children will be allowed inside.
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Charlotte's web

E B White · HarperCollins
Pages: 184
Format: Paperback

An affectionate pig named Wilbur befriends a spider named Charlotte, who lives in the rafters above his pen. In this story of friendship, hardship, and the passing on into time, White reminds readers to open their eyes to the wonder and miracle found in the simplest of things. A special...
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From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs Basil E.Frankweiler

E L Konigsburg

Claudia knew that she could never pull off the old-fashioned kind of running away...Therefore she decided that her leaving home would not just be running from somewhere but would be running to somewhere. To a large place, a comfortable place, an indoor place, and preferably a beau
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Holes

Louis Sachar · Scholastic
Pages: 233
Format: Paperback

Stanley Yelnats is unjustly sent to Camp Green Lake where he and other boys are sentenced to dig holes to build character. Stanley learns the warden has them digging holes for something else- but what?
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The Mouse and the Motorcycle

Beverly Cleary · Avon Books
Pages: 158
Format: Paperback

In this imaginative adventure from Newbery Medal-winning author Beverly Cleary, a young mouse named Ralph is thrown into a world of excitement when a boy and his shiny toy motorcycle check in to the Mountain View Inn. This timeless classic now features a foreword written by New York Times...
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Mr. Popper's Penguins

Richard Atwater · Little
Pages: 138
Format: Print book

A classic of American humor, the adventures of a house painter and his brood of high-stepping penguins have delighted children for generations. "Here is a book to read aloud in groups of all ages. There is not an extra or misplaced word in the whole story."--The Horn Book. Newbery...
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Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

Robert C. O'Brien · Sunburst Communications [production company]
Pages: 233
Format: Paperback

Some extraordinary rats come to the aid of a mouse family in this Newbery Medal Award-winning classic by notable children's author Robert C. O'Brien.Mrs. Frisby, a widowed mouse with four small children, is faced with a terrible problem. She must move her family to their summer quarters...
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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

C S Lewis

There are a thousand stories in the land of Narnia, and the first is about to be told in an extraordinary motion picture, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, from Walt Disney Pictures and Walden Media. In the never-ending war between good and
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Matilda

Roald Dahl · Puffin Books
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback

For hundreds of kids, The Trunchbull is pure terror. For Matilda, she
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Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle

Betty MacDonald · HarperCollins; Reissue edition
Format: Paperback

Everyone loves Mrs. Piggle-WiggleMrs. Piggle-Wiggle lives in an upside-down house ans smells like cookies. She was even married to a pirate once. Most of all, she knows everything about children. She can cure them of any ailment. Patsy hates baths. Hubert never puts anything away. Allen...
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The One and Only Ivan

Katherine Applegate · Harper
Pages: 305
Format: Book

Winner of the 2013 Newbery Medal and a #1 New York Times bestseller, this stirring and unforgettable novel from renowned author Katherine Applegate celebrates the transformative power of unexpected friendships. Inspired by the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, this illustrated...
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The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy

Jeanne Birdsall
Format: Paperback

This series of modern classics about the charming Penderwick family from National Book Award winner and New York Times bestseller Jeanne Birdsall is perfect for fans of Noel Streatfeild and Edward Eager. Over one million copies sold, now with a bright new look! This summer the Penderwick...
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The Phantom Tollbooth

Norton Juster · Epstein & Carroll ; distributed by Random House
Pages: 255
Format: Print book

With almost 4 million copies sold over 50 years after its original publication, generations of readers have now journeyed with Milo to the Lands Beyond in this beloved classic that Philip Pullman says "comes up bright and new every time I read it . . . it will continue to charm and delight...
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Pippi Longstocking

Astrid Lindgren · Puffin Books; Reissue edition

The beloved story of a spunky young girl and her hilarious escapades.A rollicking story.--The Horn BookTommy and his sister Annika have a new neighbor, and her name is Pippi Longstocking. She has crazy red pigtails, no parents to tell her what to do, a horse that lives on her porch, and a flair...
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Stuart Little

E. B. White · Listening Library
Pages: 131
Format: Paperback

A paperback edition of E.B. White's classic novel about one small mouse on a very big adventure! With black and white illustrations.Stuart Little is no ordinary mouse. Born to a family of humans, he lives in New York City with his parents, his older brother George, and Snowbell the cat....
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The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup and a Spool of Thread

Kate DiCamillo · Candlewick Press
Pages: 267
Format: Paperback

"Forgiveness, light, love, and soup. These essential ingredients combine into a tale that is as soul-stirring as it is delicious." - BOOKLIST (starred review) Welcome to the story of Despereaux Tilling, a mouse who is in love with music, stories, and a princess named Pea....
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The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup and a Spool of Thread

Kate DiCamillo · Candlewick Press
Pages: 267
Format: Paperback

"Forgiveness, light, love, and soup. These essential ingredients combine into a tale that is as soul-stirring as it is delicious." - BOOKLIST (starred review) Welcome to the story of Despereaux Tilling, a mouse who is in love with music, stories, and a princess named Pea....
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The Wind in the Willows

Kenneth Grahame

One of the most celebrated and beloved works of literature ever written for young readersMeek little Mole, wilful Ratty, Badger the perennial bachelor, and petulant, boastful Toad: over one hundred years since their first appearance in 1908, they've become emblemati
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A Wrinkle in Time

Madeleine L'Engle · Yearling
Pages: 211
Format: Audiobook

This special edition of A Wrinkle in Time includes a new essay that explores the science behind the fantasy.Rediscover one of the most beloved children's books of all time: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle:Meg Murray, her little brother Charles Wallace, and their mother are having...
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