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Charlotte's Web (Trophy Newbery)
by E. B. White

Language

English

Pages

260

Publication Date

March 17, 2015

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<p><strong>Don’t miss one of America’s top 100 most-loved novels, selected by PBS’s <em>The Great American Read.</em></strong></p><p><strong>This beloved book by E. B. White, author of <em>Stuart Little</em> and <em>The Trumpet of the Swan</em>, is a classic of children's literature that is "just about perfect." Illustrations in this ebook appear in vibrant full color on a full-color device and in rich black-and-white on all other devices.</strong></p><p><em>Some Pig. Humble. Radiant.</em> These are the words in Charlotte's Web, high up in Zuckerman's barn. Charlotte's spiderweb tells of her feelings for a little pig named Wilbur, who simply wants a friend. They also express the love of a girl named Fern, who saved Wilbur's life when he was born the runt of his litter.</p><p>E. B. White's Newbery Honor Book is a tender novel of friendship, love, life, and death that will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come. It contains illustrations by Garth Williams, the acclaimed illustrator of E. B. White's <em>Stuart Little</em> and Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House series, among many other books.</p>
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story
by Linda Sue Park

Language

English

Pages

133

Publication Date

November 15, 2010

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<p>The<i> New York Times </i>bestseller<i> A Long Walk to Water</i> begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about two eleven-year-olds in Sudan, a girl in 2008 and a boy in 1985. The girl, Nya, is fetching water from a pond that is two hours’ walk from her home: she makes two trips to the pond every day. The boy, Salva, becomes one of the "lost boys" of Sudan, refugees who cover the African continent on foot as they search for their families and for a safe place to stay. Enduring every hardship from loneliness to attack by armed rebels to contact with killer lions and crocodiles, Salva is a survivor, and his story goes on to intersect with Nya’s in an astonishing and moving way.</p>
Island of the Blue Dolphins
by Scott O'Dell

Language

English

Pages

194

Publication Date

February 08, 2010

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<p>Far off the coast of California looms a harsh rock known as the island of San Nicholas. Dolphins flash in the blue waters around it, sea otter play in the vast kep beds, and sea elephants loll on the stony beaches.</p><p>Here, in the early 1800s, according to history, an Indian girl spent eighteen years alone, and this beautifully written novel is her story. It is a romantic adventure filled with drama and heartache, for not only was mere subsistence on so desolate a spot a near miracle, but Karana had to contend with the ferocious pack of wild dogs that had killed her younger brother, constantly guard against the Aleutian sea otter hunters, and maintain a precarious food supply.</p><p>More than this, it is an adventure of the spirit that will haunt the reader long after the book has been put down. Karana's quiet courage, her Indian self-reliance and acceptance of fate, transform what to many would have been a devastating ordeal into an uplifting experience. From loneliness and terror come strength and serenity in this Newbery Medal-winning classic.</p><p>In celebration of the book's 50th anniversary, this edition has an introduction by Lois Lowry, Newbery Medal-winning author of <i>The Giver </i>and <i>Number the Stars.</i></p>
Piecing Me Together
by Renée Watson

Language

English

Pages

277

Publication Date

February 14, 2017

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<b>Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner</b><br /><b><i>New York Times </i>bestseller<br /></b><b><br /></b><b>"Timely and timeless." --Jacqueline Woodson<br /><br />"Important and deeply moving." --John Green</b><br /><br />Acclaimed author Renee Watson offers a powerful story about a girl striving for success in a world that too often seems like it's trying to break her.<br /><br />Jade believes she must get out of her poor neighborhood if she's ever going to succeed. Her mother tells her to take advantage of every opportunity that comes her way. And Jade has: every day she rides the bus away from her friends and to the private school where she feels like an outsider, but where she has plenty of opportunities. But some <i>opportunities</i> she doesn't really welcome, like an invitation to join Women to Women, a mentorship program for "at-risk" girls. Just because her mentor is black and graduated from the same high school doesn't mean she understands where Jade is coming from. She's tired of being singled out as someone who needs help, someone people want to fix. Jade wants to speak, to create, to express her joys and sorrows, her pain and her hope. Maybe there are some things she could show other women about understanding the world and finding ways to be real, to make a difference.<br /><br /><b><b><i>NPR's </i>Best Books of 2017<br /></b></b><b>A 2017 New York Public Library Best Teen Book of the Year<br /></b><b><b>Chicago Public Library's Best Books of 2017</b></b><br /><b>A <i>School Library Journal </i>Best Book of 2017</b><b><b><br /></b></b><b><b><i>Kirkus Reviews</i>' Best Teen Books of 2017</b></b><br /><b><b>2018 Josette Frank Award Winner</b></b>
Esperanza Rising (Scholastic Gold)
by Pam Muñoz Ryan

Language

English

Pages

282

Publication Date

October 01, 2012

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<i>Esperanza Rising</i> joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels. Includes exclusive bonus content!<br /><br />Esperanza thought she'd always live a privileged life on her family's ranch in Mexico. She'd always have fancy dresses, a beautiful home filled with servants, and Mama, Papa, and Abuelita to care for her. But a sudden tragedy forces Esperanza and Mama to flee to California and settle in a Mexican farm labor camp. Esperanza isn't ready for the hard work, financial struggles brought on by the Great Depression, or lack of acceptance she now faces. When Mama gets sick and a strike for better working conditions threatens to uproot their new life, Esperanza must find a way to rise above her difficult circumstances-because Mama's life, and her own, depend on it.
The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street
by Karina Yan Glaser

Language

English

Pages

309

Publication Date

October 03, 2017

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<b>From <i>New York Times</i> best-selling author Karina Yan Glaser comes one of <i>Times'</i>  Notable Children's Books of 2017: “In this delightful and heartwarming throwback to the big-family novels of yesteryear, a large biracial family might lose their beloved brownstone home, but win it back with an all-out charm offensive.”</b><br /><br /> The Vanderbeekers have always lived in the brownstone on 141st Street. It's practically another member of the family. So when their reclusive, curmudgeonly landlord decides not to renew their lease, the five siblings have eleven days to do whatever it takes to stay in their beloved home and convince the dreaded Beiderman just how wonderful they are. And all is fair in love and war when it comes to keeping their home. 
Race to the Sun
by Rebecca Roanhorse

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

January 14, 2020

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Lately, seventh grader Nizhoni Begay has been able to detect monsters, like that man in the fancy suit who was in the bleachers at her basketball game. Turns out he's Mr. Charles, her dad's new boss at the oil and gas company, and he's alarmingly interested in Nizhoni and her brother, Mac, their Navajo heritage, and the legend of the Hero Twins. Nizhoni knows he's a threat, but her father won't believe her. When Dad disappears the next day, leaving behind a message that says "Run!", the siblings and Nizhoni's best friend, Davery, are thrust into a rescue mission that can only be accomplished with the help of Diné Holy People, all disguised as quirky characters. Their aid will come at a price: the kids must pass a series of trials in which it seems like nature itself is out to kill them. If Nizhoni, Mac, and Davery can reach the House of the Sun, they will be outfitted with what they need to defeat the ancient monsters Mr. Charles has unleashed. But it will take more than weapons for Nizhoni to become the hero she was destined to be . . . Timeless themes such as the importance of family and respect for the land resonate in this funny, fast-paced, and exciting quest adventure set in the American Southwest.
The Siege of Macindaw: Book Six (Ranger's Apprentice 6)
by John Flanagan

Language

English

Pages

306

Publication Date

July 21, 2009

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<b>The international bestselling series with over 5 million copies sold in the U.S. <i>alone</i>!</b><p> </p><br /> After years as a Ranger's apprentice, Will is now the protector of his first fief. Not long into his service, everything that can go wrong does: Keren, a renegade knight, has taken over Castle Macindaw, a strategic gateway to the North--poisoning the royal family in the process--and is holding Will's friend Alyss captive. The situation grows direr when Will uncovers Keren's secret alliance with the Scotti, who have plans to plunder Araluen. Time is of the essence, and Will must recruit a motley crew to rescue Alyss and reclaim Castle Macindaw--before the Scotti can make it their own.<p>This <i>New York Times</i> bestselling series maintains its breathless pace in this newest installment.<br /><br /> Perfect for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, T.H. White’s The Sword in the Stone, Christopher Paolini’s Eragon series, and George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire series.</p>
Beasty (A Royal's Tale Book 2)
by Jennise K

Language

English

Pages

621

Publication Date

March 26, 2019

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<i>Two soulmates finally meet,</i><br /><i>their hearts full and complete.</i><br /><i>A curse by a vengeful ghost is made,</i><br /><i>to sever the ties woven by fate.</i><br /><br />They say we all have our own soulmates—the ones we’re destined to spend our whole lives with. But orphan Olivia Fredson has no time for that. She has an infant niece, a family business, and her college education to take care of—all on her own. <br /><br />Even multibillionaire Romanov Naight is too busy to even think of one. When he’s not managing his law firm and the university in which he’s one of its governors, he prowls the night together with his pack to keep their kind safe from meddling humans.<br /><br />But it takes only one night, a car crash, and a school project to change their minds. <br /><br />Suddenly, Olivia finds herself in the complex world of werewolves and in a complicated relationship with Berlin’s Alpha King himself. No matter what she does, she always gravitates back to Romanov—his castle, his presence, his arms.<br /><br />Little does she know that behind all the sweet caresses and hot kisses is a thousand-year old curse not even the strong Romanov can protect her from.<br /><br />For how can you protect your soulmate if you yourself are the danger?<br /><br /><b>From the author of the bestselling book, Mated to the Alpha King, Jennise K delivers another gripping tale on the great lengths people go in the name of love, and the dangers of an affection gone too far with Beasty. Grab a copy now and be in for a literary treat! </b><br />
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Puffin Modern Classics) (Logans Boo...
by Mildred D. Taylor

Language

English

Pages

276

Publication Date

April 12, 2004

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<b>Winner of the Newbery Medal, this remarkably moving novel has impressed the hearts and minds of millions of readers. </b><br /><br />Set in Mississippi at the height of the Depression, this is the story of one family's struggle to maintain their integrity, pride, and independence in the face of racism and social injustice. And it is also Cassie's story—Cassie Logan, an independent girl who discovers over the course of an important year why having land of their own is so crucial to the Logan family, even as she learns to draw strength from her own sense of dignity and self-respect.<br /><br /><b>* "[A] vivid story.... Entirely through its own internal development, the novel shows the rich inner rewards of black pride, love, and independence."—Booklist, starred review</b>

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