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Bed-Knob and Broomstick A Combined Edition of
"The Magic Bed-Knob" and "Bonfires and Broomsticks")
Mary Norton - 1983-01-01 (first published in 1943)
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A delightful tale, this book follows the three Wilson children and their adventures with Miss Price, an apprentice witch, and a magical flying bed. With well-crafted characters and plenty of mischief, this is a story of unforgettable fun and enchantment.
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Alan Gratz - 2017-07-25
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Experience the harrowing journeys of three young individuals on a mission to escape their troubled homelands. From a Jewish boy in 1930s Nazi Germany to a Cuban girl in 1994 and a Syrian boy in 2015, each faces unimaginable danger and tests of their courage. Yet, through these gut-wrenching trials, they are united by a common hope for a better tomorrow. The surprising connections that tie their stories together will keep you riveted until the very end.
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Todd Nesloney
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The War I Finally Won
Kimberly Brubaker Bradley - 2017-10-03
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In this sequel to the Newbery Honor-winning The War that Saved My Life, Ada's triumphant World War II journey continues after her clubfoot is surgically fixed. As the war intensifies, Ada, her brother, and their guardian move in with a tense, crowded household. Amidst the turmoil, they welcome Ruth, a Jewish girl from Germany. But is Ruth a spy? As Ada navigates family, faith, and identity, she must have the courage to make the right choices. This stunning work of historical fiction shows that real freedom is not just the ability to choose, but the bravery to fight for what is right.
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Brian's Saga Series
Gary Paulsen - 2000-04-01 (first published in 1987)
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In this gripping tale of survival, a young boy must navigate the Canadian wilderness alone after his small plane crashes. Armed with only a hatchet, he must learn to find food and shelter, and overcome terrifying challenges each day. As he transforms from a helpless victim to a resourceful survivor, readers will be inspired to explore the wilderness themselves.
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The Swiss Family Robinson
Johann Wyss - 2006-10-28 (first published in 1812)
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This classic tale follows a Swiss family as they navigate survival on a tropical island after being shipwrecked during a storm. With their faith tested and their skills pushed to the limit, they must rely on each other and the natural resources around them to build a new life. Originally published in 1812 and inspired by Robinson Crusoe, this timeless story of invention and adventure will capture your imagination. Now, fully restored in its original English translation, it is ready to inspire a new generation.
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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
John Boyne - 2006-09-12
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Take a journey with a nine-year-old boy named Bruno, but beware of the fence he eventually reaches - one you hope to never have to cross. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is a difficult story to describe, with a mystery that makes it best to start without any prior knowledge. Although not written for nine-year-olds, this tale will capture anyone's heart.
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The Secret Garden
Frances Hodgson Burnett - 1998-09-01 (first published in 1911)
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A young girl, orphaned and alone, must start anew in a strange place. Mary Lennox's sour demeanor hides a deep well of pain and anger caused by neglect and loss. But when she discovers a secret garden on her Uncle's Yorkshire estate, her life is forever changed. Frances Hodgson Burnett's enchanting classic is a poignant portrayal of the power of nature, human connection, and the resilience of the human spirit.
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Number the Stars
Lois Lowry - 1998-02-09 (first published in 1989)
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Set in Copenhagen during World War II, Number the Stars tells the story of best friends Annemarie and Ellen, who face the daily struggles of life in a city occupied by Nazi soldiers. When Ellen is forced to pretend to be part of Annemarie's family to escape being relocated with the rest of Denmark's Jewish population, Annemarie is tasked with a perilous mission to save her friend's life. This poignant and suspenseful tale explores themes of friendship, bravery, and sacrifice in the face of unimaginable danger.
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The Book Thief
Markus Zusak - 2006-03-14 (first published in 2005)
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In Nazi Germany, a young girl falls in love with books and words. From stealing books from book burnings to the mayor's wife's library, Liesel's love affair with literature blooms with the help of her foster father. But when her family hides a Jew in their basement, the danger intensifies. Markus Zusak's superbly crafted writing tells a timeless story of love and loss in a tumultuous era.
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
The Diary Of A Young Girl by Anne Frank
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
The Call of the Wild by Jack London
Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery