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I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives
by , Caitlin Alifirenka

Language

English

Pages

393

Publication Date

April 14, 2015

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<b>The <i>New York Times </i>bestselling true story of an all-American girl and a boy from Zimbabwe and the letter that changed both of their lives forever.<br /></b><br />It started as an assignment. Everyone in Caitlin's class wrote to an unknown student somewhere in a distant place. <div><br /></div><div>Martin was lucky to even receive a pen-pal letter. There were only ten letters, and fifty kids in his class. But he was the top student, so he got the first one.<br /><br />That letter was the beginning of a correspondence that spanned six years and changed two lives.<br /><br />In this compelling dual memoir, Caitlin and Martin recount how they became best friends --and better people--through their long-distance exchange. Their story will inspire you to look beyond your own life and wonder about the world at large and your place in it. </div>
The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street
by Karina Yan Glaser

Language

English

Pages

309

Publication Date

October 03, 2017

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<DIV><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. </DIV>
The Long Haul (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 9)
by Jeff Kinney

Language

English

Pages

217

Publication Date

November 04, 2014

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A family road trip is supposed to be a lot of fun . . . unless, of course, you’re the Heffleys. The journey starts off full of promise, then quickly takes several wrong turns. Gas station bathrooms, crazed seagulls, a fender bender, and a runaway pig—not exactly Greg Heffley’s idea of a good time. But even the worst road trip can turn into an adventure—and this is one the Heffleys won’t soon forget.
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story
by , Ginger Knowlton

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.
Those Shoes
by Maribeth Boelts

Language

English

Pages

40

Publication Date

October 11, 2016

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<p><b>"In this witty, wise picture book, Boelts presents a kid’s-eye view of a consumer fad that rages through school at gale force." -- BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS (starred review)</b></p><p>All Jeremy wants is a pair of those shoes, the ones everyone at school seems to be wearing. Though Jeremy’s grandma says they don’t have room for "want," just "need," when his old shoes fall apart at school, he is more determined than ever to have those shoes, even a thrift-shop pair that are much too small. But sore feet aren’t much fun, and Jeremy soon sees that the things he has -- warm boots, a loving grandma, and the chance to help a friend -- are worth more than the things he wants.</p>
CAT DETECTIVES IN THE KOREAN PENINSULA: DIARY OF A SNOOPY CAT (TH...
by R.F. Kristi

Language

English

Pages

121

Publication Date

December 05, 2018

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Can one cat detective bring peace and harmony to a family divided within the Korean peninsula?<br /><br />Inca the Siberian Kitty and her globetrotting furry family are off to South Korea with their human Mom. Mom has just created a fabulous new cheese and she has been invited by the famous French cookery school, Cordon Bleu Cookery to not only present her new cheese but also be the judge of a cookery competition between South and North Korean chefs.<br /><br />Along with plenty of sightseeing and delicious cheese, the cats befriend a Korean dog and his master pining for his long-lost sister living in the North. What dangers await the group of animal detectives as they cross over from South to North Korea.<br />
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.
Island of the Blue Dolphins
by Scott O'Dell

Language

English

Pages

194

Publication Date

February 08, 2010

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<DIV><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></DIV>
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>
Akata Witch
by Nnedi Okorafor

Language

English

Pages

1

Publication Date

April 14, 2011

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<b>Affectionately dubbed "the Nigerian Harry Potter," <i>Akata Witch</i> weaves together a heart-pounding tale of magic, mystery, and finding one's place in the world.</b><p>Twelve-year-old Sunny lives in Nigeria, but she was born American. Her features are African, but she's albino. She's a terrific athlete, but can't go out into the sun to play soccer. There seems to be no place where she fits in. And then she discovers something amazing—she is a "free agent" with latent magical power. Soon she's part of a quartet of magic students, studying the visible and invisible, learning to change reality. But will it be enough to help them when they are asked to catch a career criminal who knows magic too?</p><p>Ursula K. Le Guin and John Green are Nnedi Okorafor fans. As soon as you start reading <i>Akata Witch</i>, you will be, too! </p><br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

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