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Among the Barons by Margaret Peterson Haddix
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Among the Barons is the fourth book in Haddix's series about the "shadow children." Along the lines of other great sci fi reads for the reluctant reader like The Giver, Among the Barons centers on Luke Garner - the third child in a futuristic society ...more
Night of the New Magicians by Mary Pope Osborne
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Night of the New Magicians

Mary Pope Osborne has lit the imagination of so many grade schoolers with her fantastical adventures in the Magic Tree House Series. Night of the New Magicians is number thirty-five in the series and brings main characters,
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Harvey by Herve Bouchard
Harvey
by Herve Bouchard
read in July, 2011
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The recipient of The Canada Council Governor General's Literary Award, this sepia-toned graphic novel for older teens tells the story of Harvey and his brother and how they handle the loss of their father from a heart attack. Told from the perspectiv ...more
9-11, Vol. 1 by Will Eisner
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A short time after the World Trade Towers fell, over two hundred of the world’s finest comic book writers and artists came together to produce their memories of the tragic events of September 11, 2001 in 9-11, Artists Respond, Volume One and Two. Eac ...more
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig
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How does an innocent animal story of a donkey who finds a magic pebble that grants his wishes, end up on a challenged book list? When it is written in the late 1960's and pictures pigs in cop uniforms. Interestingly enough, the next door neighbor pig ...more
Seven Blind Mice by Ed Young
Seven Blind Mice
by Ed Young
read in July, 2011
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“Knowing in part may make a fine tale, but wisdom comes from seeing the whole.” The moral to this story, Seven Blind Mice by Ed Young, has an even deeper meaning when one realizes that this beautifully illustrated, Caldecott honored book, has been ch ...more
Side by Side/Lado a lado by Monica Brown
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This is the true story of a talker and a listener who worked together for thirty years to fight injustice. The upbringing and motivations of activists, Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez, are chronicled here and describe how their circumstances brought ...more
Muu, Moo! by Alma Flor Ada
Muu, Moo!: Rimas de animales/Animal Nursery Rhymes
by Alma Flor Ada (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2011
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Selections for this bilingual book of animal rhymes come from twenty different countries including Argentina, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Spain, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Central America, coming together again, as the author's remark, in these Unite ...more
Girls Think of Everything by Catherine Thimmesh
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Written and illustrated by two entreprenuerial women in their own right, Catherine Thimmesh and Melissa Sweet's book, Girls Think of Everything, Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women, is an inspiring look at women's little known or recognized role ...more
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Charles Dickens
“No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot.”
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