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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.
One Crazy Summer (Ala Notable Children's Books. Middle Readers Bo...
by Rita Williams-Garcia

Language

English

Pages

228

Publication Date

January 08, 2010

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<p><strong>In this Newbery Honor novel, <em>New York Times</em> bestselling author Rita Williams-Garcia tells the story of three sisters who travel to Oakland, California, in 1968 to meet the mother who abandoned them. "This vibrant and moving award-winning novel has heart to spare."*</strong></p><p>Eleven-year-old Delphine is like a mother to her two younger sisters, Vonetta and Fern. She's had to be, ever since their mother, Cecile, left them seven years ago for a radical new life in California. But when the sisters arrive from Brooklyn to spend the summer with their mother, Cecile is nothing like they imagined.</p><p>While the girls hope to go to Disneyland and meet Tinker Bell, their mother sends them to a day camp run by the Black Panthers. Unexpectedly, Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern learn much about their family, their country, and themselves during one truly crazy summer.</p><p>This moving, funny novel won the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction and the Coretta Scott King Award and was a National Book Award Finalist. Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern's story continues in <em>P.S. Be Eleven</em> and <em>Gone Crazy in Alabama</em>. </p><p>Readers who enjoy Christopher Paul Curtis's <em>The Watsons Go to Birmingham </em>and Jacqueline Woodson’s <em>Brown Girl Dreaming </em>will find much to love in <em>One Crazy Summer</em>.</p><p>This novel was the first featured title for Marley D’s Reading Party, launched after the success of #1000BlackGirlBooks. Maria Russo, in a <em>New York Times</em> list of "great kids' books with diverse characters," called it "witty and original."</p><p><em>*Brightly, in Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich's article "</em><em>Knowing Our History to Build a Brighter Future: Books to Help Kids Understand the Fight for Racial Equality"</em></p>
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.
When You Reach Me
by Rebecca Stead

Language

English

Pages

210

Publication Date

July 01, 2009

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<p><b>"Like <i>A Wrinkle in Time</i> (Miranda's favorite book), <i>When You Reach Me</i> far surpasses the usual whodunit or sci-fi adventure to become an incandescent exploration of 'life, death, and the beauty of it all.'" —<i>The Washington Post</i></b><br /><b> </b><br /><b>This Newbery Medal winner that has been called "smart and mesmerizing," (<i>The New York Times</i>) and "superb" (<i>The Wall Street Journal</i>) will appeal to readers of all types, especially those who are looking for a thought-provoking mystery with a mind-blowing twist.</b><br /> <br />Shortly after a fall-out with her best friend, sixth grader Miranda starts receiving mysterious notes, and she doesn’t know what to do. The notes tell her that she must write a letter—a true story, and that she can’t share her mission with anyone.<br /> <br />It would be easy to ignore the strange messages, except that whoever is leaving them has an uncanny ability to predict the future. If that is the case, then Miranda has a big problem—because the notes tell her that someone is going to die, and she might be too late to stop it. <br /> <br />Winner of the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award for Fiction <br />A <i>New York Times</i> Bestseller and Notable Book<br />Five Starred Reviews<br />A Junior Library Guild Selection<br /> <br />"Absorbing." —<i>People</i><br /><br />"Readers ... are likely to find themselves chewing over the details of this superb and intricate tale long afterward." —<i>The Wall Street Journal</i><br /> <br />"Lovely and almost impossibly clever." —<i>The Philadelphia Inquirer</i><br /> <br />"It's easy to imagine readers studying Miranda's story as many times as she's read L'Engle's, and spending hours pondering the provocative questions it raises." —<i>Publishers Weekly</i>, Starred review<br /><i><br /></i></p>
Never Ask A Dragon: Funny Read Aloud Story Book for Toddlers, Pre...
by Melinda Kinsman

Language

English

Pages

40

Publication Date

August 04, 2019

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<b>Are you looking for a funny children’s story to read aloud with your kids at bedtime?</b><br /><br />Join one curious youngster as he finds out about all the things that can go badly wrong if you decide to ask a DRAGON to come for tea! <br /><br /><b>Never Ask A Dragon</b> is recommended for <b>ages 3-6</b> and includes:<br /><br /><ul><li><b>Bright, full page illustrations</b> that kids will love.</li><li><b>Flowing rhymes</b> - making it ideal for <b>reading aloud</b>.</li><li>A <b>silly story</b> that will have little ones <b>giggling</b>.</li><li>Short snippets of text - suitable for <b>beginning</b> and <b>early readers</b>.</li><li>Extra <b>puzzles</b> and <b>activities</b> after the story.</li></ul><br /><b>FREE with Kindle Unlimited</b><br /><br />Also available as a paperback.<br /><b>=======</b><br /><br />To find other books by the author - including the Top of the Wardrobe Gang series of 17 rhyming picture books - type “<b>Melinda Kinsman</b>” into the Amazon search box, or go to <b>https://topofthewardrobegang.weebly.com</b>
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. <br />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.
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>
Treasury of Greek Mythology: Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, ...
by Donna Jo Napoli

Language

English

Pages

192

Publication Date

October 08, 2014

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School Library Journal Best Books of 2011<br /><br />Eureka! Silver Honor Books—California Reading Association<br /><br />Capitol Choices 2012 list of Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens<br /><br />2012 Notable Children's Books—ALSC<br /><br />The new <i>National Geographic Treasury of Greek Mythology</i> offers timeless stories of Greek myths in a beautiful new volume. Brought to life with lyrical text by award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli and stunning artwork by award-winning illustrator Christina Balit, the tales of gods and goddesses such as Zeus, Aphrodite, Apollo, and Athena and heroes and monsters such as Helen of Troy, Perseus, and Medusa will fascinate and engage children’s imaginations.<br />  <br /> National Geographic completes the book with embellishments of each story: sidebars for each god, goddess, hero, and monster link the myths to constellations, geography, history, and culture to help young readers connect the stories to real life events, people, and places. A family tree and a “cast of characters” profile page help make relationships between the characters clear, and a mapping feature adds to the fun and fascination. Resource notes and ample back matter directing readers to more information round out this luminous book. Sure to dazzle all those intrigued with the fantastic tales of Greek mythology and enchant new readers, this vibrant book will soon become a family keepsake.<br /><br />National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Young Readers Edition
by , Bryan Mealer

Language

English

Pages

306

Publication Date

February 05, 2015

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<b>Now a Netflix film starring and directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor, this is a gripping memoir of survival and perseverance about the heroic young inventor who brought electricity to his Malawian village.</b><br /><br /> When a terrible drought struck William Kamkwamba's tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season's crops, leaving them with nothing to eat and nothing to sell. William began to explore science books in his village library, looking for a solution. There, he came up with the idea that would change his family's life forever: he could build a windmill. Made out of scrap metal and old bicycle parts, William's windmill brought electricity to his home and helped his family pump the water they needed to farm the land.<br /><br /> Retold for a younger audience, this exciting memoir shows how, even in a desperate situation, one boy's brilliant idea can light up the world. Complete with photographs, illustrations, and an epilogue that will bring readers up to date on William's story, this is the perfect edition to read and share with the whole family.

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