Book List - Children's Lit... the real stuff

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Children's Lit... the real stuff Consider books your children read, or had read to them, more than once -- the ones they loved, and those you loved as a child. These are longer books rather than picture books.
List created by Patty P. (Patouie) - , on May 26, 2010
List Votes: 103 Books: 413 Contributors: 58 Watchers: 173 List Type: Open
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Patty P. (Patouie) - ,
Charlotte's Web by E. B. White & Garth Williams (Illustrator)
Beloved by generations, Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little are two of the most cherished stories of all time. Now, for the first time ever, these treasured classics are available in lavish new collectors' editions. In addition to a larger trim size, the original black-and-white art by...  more

Book Votes: 141
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Rachel M. (miz-rachel) - ,
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, Bk 1) by J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter has never played a sport while flying on a broomstick. He's never worn a cloak of invisibility, befriended a giant, or helped hatch a dragon. All Harry knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley. Harry's room is...  more

Book Votes: 137
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Patty P. (Patouie) - ,
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Narnia) by C. S. Lewis
Four English schoolchildren find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and assist Aslan, the golden lion, in triumphing over the White Witch, who has cursed the land with eternal winter.

Book Votes: 135
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Patty P. (Patouie) - ,
Little House on the Prairie (Little House) by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The adventures continue for Laura Ingalls and her family as they leave their little house in the Big Woods of Wisconsin and set out for Kansas. They travel for many days in their covered wagon until they find the best spot to build their little house on the prairie. Soon they are planting and...  more

Book Votes: 129
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Patty P. (Patouie) - ,
Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings by Shel Silverstein
Come in … for where the sidewalk ends, Shel Silverstein’s world begins. You’ll meet a boy who turns into a TV set, and a girl who eats a whale. The Unicorn and the Bloath live there, and so does Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout who will not take the garbage out. It is a place where...  more

Book Votes: 118
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Patty P. (Patouie) - ,
The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
This 1937 fantasy is the prequel, or "prelude" to the classic epic trilogy THE LORD OF THE RINGS. Bilbo Baggins is the hobbit of the title: a short, round, and hairy-footed creature fond of small comforts and his rural home. What he doesn't like (or at least thinks he doesn't like) is adventure,...  more

Book Votes: 110
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Patty P. (Patouie) - ,
Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, Bk 1) by L. M. Montgomery
This is the classic and immensely popular first novel in the series about Anne Shirley, an irrepressible red-headed orphan. The Cuthberts decide to adopt an orphan -- a strong, hardworking boy to help with the farm chores. Anne is sent to live with them by mistake. Talkative, romantic and...  more

Book Votes: 106
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Patty P. (Patouie) - ,
A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet, Bk 1) by Madeleine L'Engle
It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger. "Wild nights are my glory," the unearthly stranger told them. "I...  more

Book Votes: 106
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Patty P. (Patouie) - ,
Little House in the Big Woods (Little House) by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Laura Ingalls's story begins in 1871 in a little log cabin on the edge of the Big Woods of Wisconsin. Four-year-old Laura lives in the little house with her Pa, her Ma, her sisters Mary and Carrie, and their trusty dog, Jack. Pioneer life is sometimes hard, since the family must grow or catch...  more

Book Votes: 101
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Patty P. (Patouie) - ,
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
What secrets lie behind the doors at Misselthwaite manor? Recently arrived at her uncle's estate, orphaned mary Lennox is spoiled, sickly, and certain she won't enjoy living there. Then she discovers the arched doorway into an overgrown garden, shut up since the death of her aunt ten years...  more

Book Votes: 99
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Patty P. (Patouie) - ,
The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis
Lewis's classic series, beloved by generations, is now available in a streamlined paperback volume that includes the complete text of all seven books. Each chapter contains an original illustration pulled from the original 1950s editions. This set includes all seven volumes of the...  more

Book Votes: 98
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Janelle C. (jscrappy)
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Little Women is one of the  best loved books of all time. Lovely Meg, talented  Jo, frail Beth, spoiled Amy: these are hard lessons  of poverty and of growing up in New England during  the Civil War. Through their dreams, plays,  pranks, letters,...  more

Book Votes: 98
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Rachel M. (miz-rachel) - ,
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, Bk 7) by J. K. Rowling
In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh and final book in the epic tale of Harry Potter, Harry and Lord Voldemort each prepare for their ultimate encounter. Voldemort takes control of the Ministry of Magic, installs Severus Snape as headmaster at Hogwarts, and sends his Death...  more

Book Votes: 94
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Rachel M. (miz-rachel) - ,
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Book 4) by J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter is midway through his training as a wizard and his coming of age. Harry wants to get away from the pernicious Dursleys and go to the International Quidditch Cup. He wants to find out about the mysterious event that's supposed to take place at Hogwarts this year, an event involving...  more

Book Votes: 93
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Patty P. (Patouie) - ,
The Giver (Giver, Bk 1) by Lois Lowry
At the age of twelve, Jonas, a young boy from a seemingly utopian, futuristic world, is singled out to receive special training from The Giver, who alone holds the memories of the true joys and pain of life.

Book Votes: 91
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Patty P. (Patouie) - ,
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Charlie Bucket, Bk 1) by Quentin Blake (Illustrato...
What happens when the five luckiest children in the entire world walk through the doors of Willy Wonka's famous, mysterious chocolate factory?  What happens when, one by one, the children disobey Mr. Wonka's orders?  In Dahl's most popular story, the nasty are punished and...  more

Book Votes: 90
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Rachel M. (miz-rachel) - ,
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, Bk 2) by J. K. Rowling
When the Chamber of Secrets is opened again at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, second-year student Harry Potter finds himself in danger from a dark power that has once more been released on the school. Ever since Harry Potter had come home for the summer, the Dursleys had...  more

Book Votes: 89
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Rachel M. (miz-rachel) - ,
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, Bk 3) by J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter has to sneak back to Hogwarts, after accidentally inflating his horrible Aunt Marge. But once there everyone is whispering about a prisoner who has escaped from the famous wizard prison, Azkaban. His name is Sirius Black, and as a follower of Lord Voldemort he is determined to track...  more

Book Votes: 89
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Patty P. (Patouie) - ,
Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne
The classic adventures of Christopher Robin and his friends, in which Pooh Bear uses a balloon to get honey, Piglet meets a Heffalump, and Eeyore has a birthday.   "Once upon a time, a very long time ago, Winnie-the-Pooh lived in a forest…" The world of Pooh is a...  more

Book Votes: 86
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Patty P. (Patouie) - ,
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien
Saga of a group heroes who set forth to save their world from evil. A brotherhood of 'hobbits,' elves, dwarves, and people is formed to combat evil forces. Tolkien drew on his extensive knowledge of folklore and the classics to create the worlds and creatures described in the trilogy, which...  more

Book Votes: 86
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Donna B. (eclecticreader10) - ,
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
"Once there was a tree . . . and she loved a little boy." So begins a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein. Every day the boy would come to the tree to eat her apples, swing from her branches, or slide down her...  more

Book Votes: 86
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Patty P. (Patouie) - ,
The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
Nursery magic is very strange and wonderful, and only those playthings that are old and wise and experienced like the Skin Horse understand all about it.Like the Skin Horse, Margery Williams understood how toys--and people--become real through the wisdom and experience of love. This reissue of a...  more

Book Votes: 84
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Mamie
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
In the Pacific there is an island that looks like a big fish sunning itself in the sea. Around it, blue dolphins swim, otters play, and sea elephants and sea birds abound. once, Indians also lived on the island. And when they left and sailed to the east, one young girl was left behind.This is...  more

Book Votes: 84
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Rachel M. (miz-rachel) - ,
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, Bk 5) by J. K. Rowling
I say to you all, once again--in the light of Lord Voldemort's return, we are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided. Lord Voldemort's gift for spreading discord and enmity is very great. We can fight it only by showing an equally strong bond of friendship and trust. So...  more

Book Votes: 83
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Julien C. (jaimelesmaths)
The Boxcar Children (Boxcar Children, Bk 1) by Gertrude Chandler Warner
The Alden children , Henry, Jessie, Violet and Benny, four orphaned brothers and sisters, begin their adventure by making a home in a boxcar. Their goal is to stay together, and in the process they find a grandfather. L. Kate Deal, illustrator.  In the main 123 books of the Boxcar...  more

Book Votes: 82
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Rachel M. (miz-rachel) - ,
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, Bk 6) by J. K. Rowling
Opening just a few weeks after the previous book left off, the penultimate entry in the series is, as the author foretold, the darkest and most unsettling yet. The deeds of Voldemort's Death Eaters are spreading even to the Muggle world, which is enshrouded in a mist caused by Dementors...  more

Book Votes: 81
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Makenzie S. (makenzie)
A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett & Tasha Tudor (Illustrator)
Generations of children have treasured the story of Sara Crewe, the little girl who imagines shes a princess in order to survive hard times at Miss Minchins London boarding school. Now, this classic novel is available in two beautiful new collectors editions. With Tasha Tudors enchanting...  more

Book Votes: 80
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Patty P. (Patouie) - ,
Matilda by Quentin Blake (Illustrator) & Roald Dahl
For hundreds of kids, The Trunchbull is pure terror. For Matilda, she's a sitting duck. Roald Dahl is one of the most beloved storytellers of all time, and his books have been children's favorites for generations. Puffin is proud to offer a strong new look for nine of our classic Roald...  more

Book Votes: 78
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Janelle C. (jscrappy)
The Borrowers (Borrowers, Bk 1) by Mary Norton & Beth Krush (Illustrator) & J...
Pod, Homily, and Arrietty Clock's huge adventures have been thrilling children young and old for fifty years--and their appeal is as strong as ever in these handsome new paperback packages. While the original beloved interior illustrations by Beth and Joe Krush have been retained, Marla...  more

Book Votes: 75
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Jeff V. (vincent)
Holes by Louis Sachar
Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnats. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys' detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the warden makes the boys "build...  more

Book Votes: 74
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Patty P. (Patouie) - ,
On the Banks of Plum Creek (Little House, Bk 4) by Laura Ingalls Wilder & Garth W...
The adventures of Laura Ingalls and her family continue as they leave their little house on the prairie and travel in their covered wagon to Minnesota. Here they settle in a little house made of sod beside the banks of beautiful Plum Creek. Soon Pa builds a wonderful new little house with real...  more

Book Votes: 73
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Patty P. (Patouie) - ,
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
An abridged, "Good Parts" version of The Princess Bride, a tale that pits country against country, good against evil, love against hate. This love story contains strange beasts, memorable surprises, and unforgettable characters.

Book Votes: 70
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Patty P. (Patouie) - ,
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster & Jules Feiffer (Illustrator)
For Milo, everything's a bore. When a tollbooth mysteriously appears in his room, he drives through only because he's got nothing better to do. But on the other side, things seem different. Milo visits the island of Conclusions (you get there by jumping), learns about time from a ticking...  more

Book Votes: 70
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Becki (beebs)
Heidi by Johanna Spyri & Scott McKowen (Illustrator)
What happens when a little orphan girl is forced to live with her cold and frightening grandfather? The heartwarming answer has engaged children for more than a century, both on the page and on the screen. Johanna Spyri’s beloved story offers youngsters an endearing and intelligent...  more

Book Votes: 70
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Patty P. (Patouie) - ,
Farmer Boy (Little House) by Laura Ingalls Wilder
While Laura Ingalls grows up in a little house on the western prairie, Almanzo Wilder is living on a big farm in New York State. Here Almanzo and his brother and sisters help with the summer planting and fall harvest. In winter there is wood to be chopped and great slabs of ice to be cut from...  more

Book Votes: 67
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Mamie
Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren & Florence Lamborn (Translator) & Louis...
The beloved story of a spunky young girl and her hilarious escapades. Tommy and his sister Annika have a new neighbor, and her name is Pippi Longstocking. She has crazy red pigtails, no parents to tell her what to do, a horse that lives on her porch, and a pet monkey named Mr. Nilsson....  more

Book Votes: 67
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Barbara B. (barbieofmpls)
Stuart Little by E. B. White & Garth Williams (Illustrator)
Stuart Little is no ordinary mouse. Born to a family of humans, he lives in New York City with his parents, his older brother George, and Snowbell the cat. Though he's shy and thoughtful, he's also a true lover of adventure. Stuart's greatest adventure comes when his best friend,...  more

Book Votes: 67
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Patty P. (Patouie) - ,
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl's children's classic will be rediscovered with wonder and delight in this handsome gift edition with all-new black-and-white illustrations by Caldecott Honor Book artist Lane Smith (who also designed the characters for the Disney animated film).  How James escapes from his...  more

Book Votes: 65
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Mamie
My Side of the Mountain (Mountain, Bk 1) by Jean Craighead George
Sam Gribley is tired of living in a crowded New York City apartment, so he runs away to the Catskill Mountain wilderness to forge a life of his own. No one takes his plans seriously--except Sam himself. With only a penknife, a ball of cord, forty dollars, and some flint and steel, he must rely...  more

Book Votes: 65
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Patty P. (Patouie) - ,
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Few books capture both the simplicity and complexities of American life quite like these enduring "boyhood" classics by Mark Twain. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Take a lighthearted, nostalgic trip to a simpler time, seen through the eyes of a special boy named Tom Sawyer. It is a summertime...  more

Book Votes: 64
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Patty P. (Patouie) - ,
The Silver Chair (The Chronicles of Narnia, Bk 6) by C. S. Lewis
Narnia...where owls are wise, where some of the giants like to snack on humans (and, if carefully cooked, on Marsh-wiggles, too), where a prince is put under an evil spell...and where the adventure begins.   Eustace and Jill escape from the bullies at school through a strange door...  more

Book Votes: 63
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Becki (beebs)
The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
Kit Tyler is marked by suspicion and disapproval from the moment she arrives on the unfamiliar shores of colonial Connecticut in 1867. Alone and desperate, she has been forced to leave her beloved home on the island of Barbados and join a family she has never met. Torn between her quest for...  more

Book Votes: 63
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Laura H. (anthonys1mom) - ,
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, book 1) by Rick Riordan
Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again. And that's the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he's angered a...  more

Book Votes: 62
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Patty P. (Patouie) - ,
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, Bk 1) by Philip Pullman
In a landmark epic of fantasy and storytelling, Philip Pullman invites readers into a world as convincing and thoroughly realized as Narnia, Earthsea, or Redwall. Here lives an orphaned ward named Lyra Belacqua, whose carefree life among the scholars at Oxford's Jordan College is shattered...  more

Book Votes: 60
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Janelle C. (jscrappy)
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH (Rats of NIMH, Bk 1) by Zena Bernstein (Illustrator)...
Mrs. Frisby, a widowed mouse with four small children, is faced with a terrible problem. She must move her family to their summer quarters immediately, or face almost certain death. But her youngest son, Timothy, lies ill with pneumonia and must not be moved. Fortunately, she encounters the rats...  more

Book Votes: 59
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Emily L. (fairfax512) - ,
Amelia Bedelia (I Can Read Book 2) by Peggy Parish & Fritz Siebel (Illustrator)
Amelia Bedelia, the housekeeper with a literal mind, merrily upsets the household when she "dresses" the chicken and "trims" the steak with ribbons and lace.

Book Votes: 57
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Patty P. (Patouie) - ,
The Call Of The Wild (Treasury of Illustrated Classics) by Jack London & D. J. Ar...
When gold was discovered in the Yukon in 1896, Jack London caught the fever and rushed off to the northlands to try his luck. When he returned home, he had not mined an ounce of gold but brought back a greater treasure -- vivid recollections of rugged life in the frozen wastelands. London...  more

Book Votes: 52
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Patty P. (Patouie) - ,
The House at Pooh Corner by A.A. Milne
This Pooh and Piglet Book is a complete chapter from The House at Pooh Corner by A.A. Milne and features Pooh and his friends. The large, clear type and well-loved, colourful illustrations will have instant appeal for the younger reader.

Book Votes: 52
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Patty P. (Patouie) - ,
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
Winer of the Hugo and Nebula AwardsIn order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother...  more

Book Votes: 51
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Patty P. (Patouie) - ,
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
Since its beginnings as a series of stories told to Kenneth Grahame's young son, The Wind in the Willows has gone on to become one of the best-loved children's books of all time. The timeless story of Toad, Rat, Mole, and Badger, brought to vivid life by Ernest H. Shepard's illustrations, has...  more

Book Votes: 51
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Patty P. (Patouie) - ,
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle (Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, Bk 1) by Hilary Knight (Illustrator) & Be...
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle lives in an upside-down house and smells like cookies. She was even married to a pirate once. Most of all, she knows everything about children. She can cure them of any ailment. Patsy hates baths. Hubert never puts anything away. Allen eats v-e-r-y slowly. Mrs Piggle-Wiggle...  more

Book Votes: 50
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Danielle P. (readingthyme)
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell & Leigh Hope Wood (Adapter) & Richard Martin (Ill...
Black Beauty's tale, as told by himself, is the fascinating story of the life of a horse a hundred years ago, when horses were a part of everyone's life. Although his colthood and early life were happy, Black Beauty tastes the bitterness of cruel grooms and indifferent masters as he...  more

Book Votes: 49
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Kirsten F. (spiral) -
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
A secret world of their ownJess Aaron's greatest ambition is to be the fastest runner in the fifth grade. He's been practicing all summer and can't wait to see his classmates' faces when he beats them all. But on the first day of school, a new kid, a new girl, boldly crosses over to the boy's...  more

Book Votes: 47
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Christine M. (Neon635) -
Hatchet (Brian's Saga, Bk 1) by Gary Paulsen
On his way to visit his recently divorced father in the Canadian mountains, thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson is the only survivor when the single-engine plane crashes. His body battered, his clothes in shreds, Brian must now stay alive in the boundless Canadian wilderness. More than a survival...  more

Book Votes: 46
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Al C. (vavoice) -
The Mouse and the Motorcycle (Ralph S. Mouse, Bk 1) by Beverly Cleary & Jacquelin...
"Boy!" said Ralph to himself, his whiskers quivering with excitement. "Boy, oh boy!" Feeling that this was an important moment in his life, he took hold of the handgrips. They felt good and solid beneath his paws. Yes, this motorcycle was a good machine all right. Ralph...  more

Book Votes: 46
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Emily L. (fairfax512) - ,
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
The Mad Hatter, the Ugly Duchess, the Mock Turtle, the Queen of Hearts, the Cheshire Cat-characters each more eccentric than the last, and that could only have come from Lewis Carroll, the master of sublime nonsense. In these two brilliant burlesques he created two of the most famous and...  more

Book Votes: 45
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Emily L. (fairfax512) - ,
The Indian in the Cupboard (Indian in the Cupboard, Bk 1) by Lynne Reid Banks
It all starts with a birthday present Omri doesn't even want -- a small plastic Indian of no use to him at all. But when an old wooden cupboard and a special key bring the unusual toy to life, Omri's Indian becomes his most important secret: precious, dangerous, wonderful, and above all,...  more

Book Votes: 45
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Jeff V. (vincent)
Sideways Stories from Wayside School (Wayside School, Bk 1) by Julie Brinckloe (Illus...
A Crazy Mixed-up School. There'd been a terrible mistake. Wayside School was supposed to be built with thirty classrooms one on top of the other...thirty stories tall! (The builder said he was very sorry.) That may be why all kinds of funny things happen at Wayside School...especially...  more

Book Votes: 44
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Patty P. (Patouie) - ,
Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins, Bk 1) by P. L. Travers & Mary Shepard (Illustrator)
From the moment Mary Poppins arrives at Number Seventeen Cherry-Tree Lane, everyday life at the Banks house is forever changed. This classic series tells the story of the world's most beloved nanny, who brings enchantment and excitement with her everywhere she goes. Featuring the charming...  more

Book Votes: 43
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Mamie
Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes & Lynd Ward (Illustrator)
A story filled with danger and excitement, Johnny Tremain tells of the turbulent, passionate times in Boston just before the Revolutionary War. Johnny, a young apprentice silversmith, is caught up in a dramatic involvement with Otis, Hancock, and John and Samuel Adams in the exciting currents...  more

Book Votes: 43
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Kirsten F. (spiral) -
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
1990 Newbery Medal winner. In 1943, during the German occupation of Denmark, ten-year-old Annemarie learns how to be brave and courageous when she helps shelter her Jewish friend from the Nazis. Ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen and her best friend Ellen Rosen often think about life...  more

Book Votes: 43
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Susanne L. (mygalrosie)
Love You Forever by Robert N. Munsch & Sheila McGraw (Illustrator)
A young woman holds her newborn son and looks at him lovingly. Softly she sings to him: I'll love you forever I'll like you for always As long as I'm living My baby you'll be. This is the story of how that little boy goes through the stages of childhood and becomes...  more

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Patty P. (Patouie) - ,
Old Yeller by Fred Gipson
A faithful dog named Old Yeller helps a boy named Travis and his family survive life on the Texas frontier.

Book Votes: 42
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Mamie
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg
When Claudia decided to run away, she planned very carefully She would be gone just long enough to teach her parents a lesson in Claudia appreciation.  And she would live in comfort -- at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  She invited her brother Jamie to go, too, mostly...  more

Book Votes: 42
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Marta K. (janeeyre72)
A Wind in the Door (Time, Bk 2) by Madeleine L'Engle
A Wind In The Door is a fantastic adventure story involving Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and Calvin O'Keefe, the chief characters of A Wrinkle In Time. The seed from which the story grows is the rather ordinary situation of Charles Wallace's having difficulty in adapting...  more

Book Votes: 41
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Danielle P. (readingthyme)
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing (Fudge, Bk 1) by Judy Blume & Roy Doty (Illustrat...
Passed on from babysitters to their young charges, from big sisters to little brothers, and from parents to children, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing and its cousins (Superfudge, Fudge-a-mania, and Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great) have entertained children since they first appeared in the...  more

Book Votes: 41
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Mamie
Beezus and Ramona (Ramona Quimby, Bk 1) by Beverly Cleary & Louis Darling (Illus...
Ramona Quimby is the youngest of all the famous characters in Mrs. Cleary's wonderful Henry Huggins stories. She is also far and away the most deadly. Readers of the earlier books will remember that Ramona has always been a menace to Beezus, her older sister, to Henry, and to his dog Ribsy....  more

Book Votes: 41
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Kirsten F. (spiral) -
The Secret of the Old Clock / The Hidden Staircase (Nancy Drew Back-to-Back Mysteries...
Nancy Drew investigates two cases, one in which her father is kidnapped; and second, Drew's keen mind is tested when she searches for a missing will. 

Book Votes: 41
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Nicole G. (nyteacher)
The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
For over twenty-five years, Ellen Raskin's Newbery Medal-winning The Westing Game has been an enduring favorite. It has sold over one and a half million copies. This highly inventive mystery involves sixteen people who are invited to the reading of Samuel W. Westing's will. They could...  more

Book Votes: 40
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Patty P. (Patouie) - ,
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
Billy, old Dan and little Ann-a boy and his two dogs... A loving threesome, they ranged the dark hills and river bottoms of Cherokee country. Old Dan had the brawn, Little Ann had the brains-and Billy had the will to train them to be the finest hunting team in the Valley. Glory and victory...  more

Book Votes: 40
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Patty P. (Patouie) - ,
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
A mysterious seaman hides at a country inn; cut-throats raid a sleepy English village; suddenly, young Jim Hawkins becomes the owner of a map leading to a lost tropical island and a fortune in stolen gold. Three adventures--Jim, Squire Trelawney, and Dr. Livesey--set out to find the...  more

Book Votes: 39
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Patty P. (Patouie) - ,
Peter Pan: The Original Story (Peter Pan) by J. M. Barrie
Revisit enchanted Neverland with J. M. Barrie's timeless taleJoin Wendy, John, and Michael Darling as they follow Peter Pan, the boy who never grows up, to a world where fairies live and children can fly. But beware -- danger abounds in this magical land of mermaids, Indians, and fairy dust....  more

Book Votes: 39
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Patty P. (Patouie) - ,
The Witches by Roald Dahl & Quentin Blake (Illustrator)
Meet a hero, a wise old grandmother, and the most gruesome, grotesque gang of witches imaginable! Roald Dahl is one of the most beloved storytellers of all time, and his books have been children's favorites for generations. Puffin is proud to offer a strong new look for nine of our...  more

Book Votes: 39
74

Benjamin L. (bigben0328)
Redwall (Redwall, Book 1) by Brian Jacques
The question in this first volume is resoundingly clear: What can the peace-loving mice of Redwall Abbey do to defend themselves against Cluny the Scourge and his battle-seasoned army of rats? If only they had the sword of Martin the Warrior, they might have a chance. But the legendary weapon...  more

Book Votes: 38
75

Mar
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank & B.M. Mooyaart-Doubleday (Tr...
Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last year of her life, Anne Frank's remarkable diary has since become a world classic -- a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit. In 1942, with Nazis occupying Holland, a thirteen-year-old...  more

Book Votes: 38
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Emily L. (fairfax512) - ,
A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond
"A bear on Paddington Station?" said Mrs Brown in amazement. "Don't be silly -- there can't be." The Browns first met Paddington on a railway station -- Paddington station, in fact. He had travelled all the way from Darkest Peru with only a jar of marmalade, a suitcase and his hat. The Browns...  more

Book Votes: 37
77

Al C. (vavoice) -
The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Bk 1) by Lemony Snicket
Dear Reader, I'm sorry to say that the book you are holding in your hands is extremely unpleasant. It tells an unhappy tale about three very unlucky children. Even though they are charming and clever, the Baudelaire siblings lead lives filled with misery and woe. From the very first...  more

Book Votes: 37
78

Mar
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown & Clement Hurd (Illustrator)
In a great green room, tucked away in bed, is a little bunny. "Goodnight room, goodnight moon." And to all the familiar things in the softly lit room -- to the picture of the three little bears sitting in chairs, to the clocks and his socks, to the mittens and the kittens, to...  more

Book Votes: 37
79

Al C. (vavoice) -
Harriet The Spy (Harriet the Spy, Bk 1) by Louise Fitzhugh
Harriet M. Welsch is a spy. In her notebook, she writes down everything she knows about everyone, even her classmates and her best friends. Then Harriet loses track of her notebook, and it ends up in the wrong hands. Before she can stop them, her friends have read the always truthful, sometimes...  more

Book Votes: 36
80

Marta K. (janeeyre72)
A Swiftly Tilting Planet (Madeleine L'Engle's Time Quintet) by Madeleine L'Engle
In this companion to the Newbery Award winner A Wrinkle in Time and A Wind in the Door, fifteen-year-old Charles Wallace and the unicorn Gaudior undertake a perilous journey through time in a desperate attempt to stop the destruction of the world by the mad dictator Madog Branzillo. They are not...  more

Book Votes: 35
81

Janelle C. (jscrappy)
Homer Price (Homer Price, Bk 1) by Robert McCloskey
Welcome to Centerburg! Where you can win a hundred dollars by eating all the doughnuts you want; where houses are built in a day; and where a boy named Homer Price can foil four slick bandits using nothing but his wits and a pet skunk. The comic genius of Robert McCloskey and his wry look at...  more

Book Votes: 35
82

Patty P. (Patouie) - ,
White Fang by Jack London
WHITE FANG is London's classic adventure novel centering on a ferocious and magnificent creature, half dog, half wolf, through whose experiences we feel the essential savagery of wilderness life among animals and men.

Book Votes: 34
83

Julien C. (jaimelesmaths)
Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective (Encyclopedia Brown) by Donald J. Sobol
Leroy Brown, aka Encyclopedia Brown, is Idaville neighborhood’s ten-year-old star detective. With an uncanny knack for trivia, he solves mysteries for the neighborhood kids through his own detective agency. But his dad also happens to be the chief of the Idaville police department, and...  more

Book Votes: 34
84

Emily L. (fairfax512) - ,
D'Aulaire's Book Of Greek Myths by Edgar Parin D'Aulaire & Ingri D'Aulaire
Oversized and lavishly illustrated, this definitive volume of Greek mythology introduces readers to all the major and lesser gods and goddesses as well as the mortal descendants of Zeus. The thrilling tales, along with the vivid artwork, bring the gods and such heroes as Hercules, Theseus, and...  more

Book Votes: 31
85

Julien C. (jaimelesmaths)
How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell
A perennial kids' favorite since its first publication in 1973, How to Eat Fried Worms is the story of Billy, who, because of a bet, is in the uncomfortable position of having to eat fifteen worms in fifteen days. The worms are supplied by his opponent, whose motto is, unfortunately, "The bigger...  more

Book Votes: 29
86

Mamie
The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
Rich with surprise and hilarious adventure, The Prince And The Pauper is a delight satire of England's romantic past and a joyful boyhood romp filled with the same tongue-in-cheek irony that sparked the best of Mark Twain's tall tales.  Two boys, one an urchin from London's filthy...  more

Book Votes: 28
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Kirsten F. (spiral) -
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
No one ever told Margaret Simon that eleven-going-on- twelve would be such a hard age.  When her family moves to New Jersey, she has to adjust to life in the suburbs, a different school, and a whole new group of friends.  Margaret knows she needs someone to talk to about...  more

Book Votes: 28
88

Denise H. (denisehiggins) - ,
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg
When Claudia decided to run away, she planned very carefully. She would be gone for just long enough to teach her parents a lesson in Claudia appreciation. And she would live in comfort -- at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She invited her brother Jamie to go, too, mostly because he was a miser...  more

Book Votes: 28
89

Patty P. (Patouie) - ,
Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
He wasn't born with the name Maniac Magee. His real name was Jeffrey Lionel Magee, but when his parents died and his life changed, so did his name. Maniac Magee was a legend. Kids were always talking about how fast he could run; how high he could jump; how no knot would stay knotted onc ehe...  more

Book Votes: 27
90

DARYL D. (bookworm-51)
The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
A magical train ride on Christmas Eve takes a boy to the North Pole to receive a special gift from Santa.

Book Votes: 27
91

Erin A. (taechermama)
The Hunger Games (Hunger Games, Bk 1) by Suzanne Collins
In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to...  more

Book Votes: 27
92

Patty P. (Patouie) - ,
The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, Book 2) by Philip Pullman
Here is the highly anticipated second installment of Philip Pullman's epic fantasy trilogy, begun with the critically acclaimed The Golden Compass. Lyra and Will, her newfound friend, tumble separately into the strange tropical otherworld of Cittàgazze, "the city of magpies," where adults...  more

Book Votes: 26
93

Cheryl (pagebypage) - ,
Caddie Woodlawn by Trina Schart Hyman (Illustrator) & Carol Ryrie Brink
Caddie Woodlawn is a real adventurer. She'd rather hunt than sew, plow than bake, and beats her brothers' dares every chance she gets. Caddie is friends with the Indians, who scare most of the neighbors -- neighbors who, like her mother and sisters, don't understand her at...  more

Book Votes: 26
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Al C. (vavoice) -
Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl, Bk 1) by Eoin Colfer
Who is Artemis Fowl? A genius. A criminal mastermind. A millionaire. And he is not twelve years old. Yet crafty as he is, Artemis may have met his match in Captain Holly Short, and elf from the LEPrecon Special Forces, when he plots to steal the richest treasure the world has ever known- the...  more

Book Votes: 26
95

Emily L. (fairfax512) - ,
ALANNA: THE FIRST ADVENT (Pierce, Tamora. Song of the Lioness, Bk. 1.) by Tamora Pier...
"From now on I'm Alan of Trebond, the younger twin. I'll be a knight."In a time when girls are forbidden to be warriors, Alanna of Trebond wants nothing more than to be knight of the realm of Tortall. So she finds a way to switch places with her brother, Thom. Disguised as a boy, Alanna begins...  more

Book Votes: 26
96

Emily L. (fairfax512) - ,
The Whipping Boy by Peter Sis (Illustrator) & Sid Fleischman
A bratty prince and his whipping boy have many adventures when they inadvertently trade places after becoming involved with dangerous outlaws.   Publishers Weekly: With his flair for persuading readers to believe in the ridiculous, Fleischman scores a hit with his new creation....  more

Book Votes: 26
97

Kirsten F. (spiral) -
The City of Ember (Ember, Bk 1) by Jeanne Duprau
Citizens of Ember shall be assigned work at twelve years of age.… LINA MAYFLEET desperately wants to be a messenger. Instead, she draws the dreaded job of Pipeworks laborer, which means she'll be working in damp tunnels deep underground. DOON HARROW draws messenger -- and asks Lina to...  more

Book Votes: 26
98

Patty P. (Patouie) - ,
The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, Book 3) by Philip Pullman
His Dark Materials • Book III“IMPOSSIBLE TO PUT DOWN, SO FIRMLY AND RELENTLESSLY DOES PULLMAN DRAW YOU INTO HIS TALE . . . [A] gripping saga pitting the magnetic young Lyra Belacqua and her friend Will Parry against the forces of both Heaven and Hell.”–Pittsburgh...  more

Book Votes: 25
99

Kirsten F. (spiral) -
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Logans, Bk 4) by Mildred D. Taylor
Why is the land so important to Cassie's family? It takes the events of one turbulent year--the year of the night riders and the burnings, the year a white girl humiliates Cassie in public simply because she is black--to show Cassie that having a place of their own is the Logan family's...  more

Book Votes: 25
100

DARYL D. (bookworm-51)
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum & W.W. Denslow (Illustrator)
Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, the Cowardly Lion -- they’re now as beloved a part of American folklore as Johnny Appleseed and Paul Bunyan. Since its first publication in 1900, L. Frank Baum’s story of a little girl carried away by a tornado to the strange and beautiful...  more

Book Votes: 25
101

Patty P. (Patouie) - ,
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
The beloved American classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the century, Betty Smith's A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a poignant and moving tale filled with compassion and cruelty, laughter and heartache, crowded with life and people and incident. The story of young, sensitive,...  more

Book Votes: 24
102

Al C. (vavoice) -
Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective (Encyclopedia Brown, Bk 1) by Leonard W. Shortall (...
A Civil War sword... A watermelon stabbing... Missing roller skates... A trapeze artist's inheritance... And an eyewitness who's legally blind! Theses are just some of the ten brain-twisting mysteries that Encyclopedia Brown must solve by using his famous computer-like...  more

Book Votes: 23
103

Kirsten F. (spiral) -
The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Bk 2) by Rick Riordan
Percy Jackson's seventh-grade year has been surprisingly quiet. Not a single monster has set foot on his New York prep-school campus. But when an innocent game of dodgeball among Percy and his classmates turns into a death match against an ugly gang of cannibal giants, things get . . . well,...  more

Book Votes: 23
104

Kirsten F. (spiral) -
The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5) by Rick Riordan
All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds of a victory are grim. Kronos?s army is stronger than ever, and with every god and half-blood he recruits, the evil Titan?s power only grows. While the Olympians struggle to contain the rampaging monster...  more

Book Votes: 23
105

Kate C. (rocksinmypockets) - ,
The Cricket in Times Square (Chester Cricket and His Friends, Bk 1) by George Selden ...
After Chester, a cricket, arrives in the Times Square subway station via a picnic basket from his native Connecticut, he takes up residence in the Bellinis' newsstand. There, the tiny creature is lucky enough to find three good friends: a little boy named Mario whose parents run the...  more

Book Votes: 23
106

Kate C. (rocksinmypockets) - ,
The Black Stallion by Walter Farley
First published in 1941, Walter Farley's best-selling novel for young readers is the triumphant tale of a boy and a wild horse. From Alec Ramsay and the Black's first meeting on an ill-fated ship to their adventures on a desert island and their eventual rescue, this beloved story will hold the...  more

Book Votes: 23
107

Patty P. (Patouie) - ,
Bambi by Felix Salten
The Prince of the Forest Bambi's life in the woods begins happily. There are forest animals to play with -- Friend Hare, the chattery squirrel, the noisy screech owl, and Bambi's twin cousins, frail Gobo and beautiful Faline. But winter comes, and Bambi learns that the woods hold danger...  more

Book Votes: 22
108

Linda (Angeleyes) - ,
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne & Mendor T. Brunetti (Translator)
A thrilling-and prophetic-voyage into the depths of the unknown aboard the legendary submarine Nautilus, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea explores the limitless possibilities of the imagination-and the darkest labyrinth of human nature... Translated and with an introduction by Mendor T....  more

Book Votes: 22
109

Becki (beebs)
Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham
The story of a boy who had the persistence to master navigation in the days when men sailed by "log, lead, and lookout," and who authored The American Practical Navigator, "the sailor's Bible."

Book Votes: 22
110

Pam C. (PamC)
Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison by Lois Lenski
In this classic frontier adventure, Lois Lenski reconstructs the real life story of Mary Jemison, who was captured in a raid as young girl and raised amongst the Seneca Indians. Meticulously researched and illustrated with many detailed drawings, this novel offers an exceptionally vivid and...  more

Book Votes: 22
111

Kirsten F. (spiral) -
The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3) by Rick Riordan
From Booklist *Starred Review* Just after finding Bianca and Nico, two newly discovered half-bloods, Percy, Grover, Annabeth, and Thalia end up trapped between a helicopter and a manticore. Artemis and her Hunters save the day, but Annabeth disappears over a cliff; then Artemis rushes off to...  more

Book Votes: 22
112

Kirsten F. (spiral) -
The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Bk 4) by Rick Riordan
Percy Jackson isn't expecting freshman orientation to be any fun. But when a mysterious mortal acquaintance appears on campus, followed by demon cheerleaders, things quickly move from bad to worse. In this latest installment of the blockbuster series, time is running out as war between...  more

Book Votes: 22
113

Kirsten F. (spiral) -
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Bk 1) by Jeff Kinney
Boys don't keep diaries -- or do they? It's a new school year, and Greg Heffley finds himself thrust into middle school, where undersized weaklings share the hallways with kids who are taller, meaner, and already shaving. The hazards of growing up before you're ready are uniquely...  more

Book Votes: 22
114

Kirsten F. (spiral) -
Grimms' Fairy Tales (Puffin Classics) by Wilhelm Grimm & Jacob Grimm & George...
A collection of fifty-five traditional tales including "Hansel and Gretel," "Rumpel-Stilts-Kin," "Tom Thumb," and "The Robber-Bridegroom."

Book Votes: 22
115

DARYL D. (bookworm-51)
Heidi (Charming Classics) by Johanna Spyri
Heidi is only five when she is taken to live high in the Alps with her unusual grandfather.  Despite his gruff ways, Heidi grows to love her Grandfather and their life together in the mountains.   Her happiness is shattered when her aunt takes her to Frankfurt, but she soon finds...  more

Book Votes: 22
116

Patty P. (Patouie) - ,
Half Magic (Magic, Bk 1) by Edward Eager & N. M. Bodecker (Illustrator)
It all begins with a strange coin on a sun-warmed sidewalk. Jane finds the coin, and because she and her siblings are having the worst, most dreadfully boring summer ever, she idly wishes something exciting would happen. And something does:  Her wish is granted. Or not quite. ...  more

Book Votes: 21
117

Marta K. (janeeyre72)
The Blue Sword (Damar, Bk 1) by Robin McKinley
Harry Crewe is an orphan girl who comes to live in Damar, the desert country shared by the Homelanders and the secretive, magical Hillfolk. Her life is quiet and ordinary-until the night she is kidnapped by Corlath, the Hillfolk King, who takes her deep into the desert. She does not know the...  more

Book Votes: 21
118

Miriam H. (TeacherTyping)
The Giver (Giver, Bk 1) (Audio Cassette) (Unabridged) by Lois Lowry & Ron Rifkin ...
Jonas's world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear of pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the community. When Jonas turns twelve he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true...  more

Book Votes: 21
119

Janelle C. (jscrappy)
Ozma of Oz (Oz, Bk 3) by L. Frank Baum
Blown overboard while sailing with her uncle, Dorothy finds herself in the fairy realm of Ev. She sets out with her friends to rescue the Queen of Ev and her ten children, who have been imprisoned by the cruel Nome King. But even Ozma, the wise Ruler of Oz, is no match for the clever king, and...  more

Book Votes: 20
120

Patty P. (Patouie) - ,
The Princess and the Goblin (Apple Classics) by George MacDonald
A mysterious silver-haired woman and a brave young miner help prevent a mischievous pack of subterranean creatures from kidnapping a little princess and flooding the passageways of a mine. An unabridged classic of juvenile fiction from a master storyteller offers youngsters thrill-packed...  more

Book Votes: 19
121

Julien C. (jaimelesmaths)
FANTASTIC MR FOX by Roald Dahl
Fantastic Mr. Fox is on the run! The three meanest farmers around are out to get him. Fat Boggis, squat Bunce, and skinny Bean have joined forces, and they have Mr. Fox and his family surrounded. What they don’t know is that they’re not dealing with just any fox–Mr. Fox would...  more

Book Votes: 19
122

Janelle C. (jscrappy)
Mandy (Julie Andrews Collection) by Julie Andrews Edwards
The magic of finding a home Mandy, a ten-year-old orphan, dreams of a place to call her own. Escaping over the orphanage wall to explore the outside world, Mandy discovers a tiny deserted cottage in the woods. All through the spring, summer, and fall, Mandy works to make it truly hers. Sometimes...  more

Book Votes: 19
123

Mamie
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (Books of Wonder) by Kate Douglas Wiggin
This classic novel about a lively little girl from Maine has delighted both young and old ever since it was first published, in 1903. Mark Twain called the book "beautiful and warm and satisfying," and, indeed, Kate Douglas Wiggin's timeless creation lives on in the hearts of countless...  more

Book Votes: 19
124

Malinda S. (foodfreak)
The Book of Three (Chronicles of Prydain, Bk 1) by Lloyd Alexander
Since The Book of Three was first published in 1964, young readers have been enthralled by the adventures of Taran the Assistant Pig-Keeper and his quest to become a hero. Taran is joined by an engaging cast of characters that includes Eilonwy, the strong-willed and sharp-tongued princess;...  more

Book Votes: 19
125

Barbara W. (idiotBarbie)
The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford & Carl Burger (Illustrator)
Instinct told them that the way home lay to the west. And so the doughty young Labrador retriever, the roguish bull terrier and the indomitable Siamese set out through the Canadian wilderness. Separately, they would soon have died. But, together, the three house pets faced starvation, exposure,...  more

Book Votes: 19
126

Wendy R. (wendybird)
The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
It all started with a birthday present Omri didn't want -- a small, plastic Indian that no use to him at all. But an old wooden cupboard and a special key brought his unusual toy to life. And then even stranger things began to happen- wonderful, secret, dangerous...magical things.

Book Votes: 19
127

Jeff V. (vincent)
The Watsons Go To Birmingham-1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis
Enter the hilarious world of ten year old Kenny and his family, the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan. There's Momma, Dad, little sister Joetta, and brother Byron, who's thirteen and an "official juveile delinquent." When Momma and Dad decide it's time for a visit to Grandma, Dad comes home with...  more

Book Votes: 18
128

Kirsten F. (spiral) -
The Arctic Incident (Artemis Fowl, Book 2) by Eoin Colfer
Artemis is at boarding school in Ireland when he suddenly receives an urgent video e-mail from Russia. In it is a plea from his father, who has been kidnapped by the Russian Mafiya. As Artemis rushes to his rescue, he is stopped by Captain Holly Short of the Leprecon fairy police. But this time,...  more

Book Votes: 18
129

Emily L. (fairfax512) - ,
Wild Magic (Immortals, Bk 1) by Tamora Pierce
Young Daine's knack with horses gets her a job helping the royal horsemistress drive a heard of ponies to Tortall.  It soon becomes clear that Daine's talent, despite her struggles to hide it, is downright magical.  Horses and other animals not only obey the mysterious girl,...  more

Book Votes: 17
130

Kirsten F. (spiral) -
Hoot by Carl Hiaasen
Unfortunately, Roy’s first acquaintance in Florida is Dana Matherson, a well-known bully. Then again, if Dana hadn’t been sinking his thumbs into Roy’s temples and mashing his face against the school-bus window, Roy might never have spotted the running boy. And the running boy...  more

Book Votes: 17
131

Emily L. (fairfax512) - ,
Meet Felicity (American Girls Collection) by Valerie Tripp
Meet Felicity Merriman, a spunky, spritely nine-year-old girl who lives in Williamsburg, Virginia, in 1774, just before the Revolutionary War. Felicity is excited to hear abut a new horse in town. But the horse is owned by Jiggy Nye, the cruel tanner.

Book Votes: 17
132

Emily L. (fairfax512) - ,
Meet Kirsten (The American Girls Collection) (Kristen, Bk 1) by Renee Graef (Illustra...
In the summer of 1854, after a long and dangerous trip on a small ship, Kirsten Larson and her family arrive in America. Everything in the new land is different from the small village Kirsten left behind in Sweden. The way people dress, how they talk, and the ways they travel all seem strange to...  more

Book Votes: 17
133

Emily L. (fairfax512) - ,
Meet Samantha (An American Girl 1904) by Susan S. Adler
In 1904, nine-year-old Samantha, an orphan living with her wealthy grandmother, and her servant friend Nellie have a midnight adventure when they try to find out what has happened to the seamstress who suddenly left her job.

Book Votes: 17
134

Erin A. (taechermama)
Mockingjay (Hunger Games, Bk 3) by Suzanne Collins
Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena alive, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss. And what's worse, President...  more

Book Votes: 17
135

Patty P. (Patouie) - ,
Pinnochio by Carlo Collodi
When the lonely wood-carver Gepetto decides to carve a wonderful puppet who can dance and turn somersaults, he has no idea the trouble in store. For as it turns out the puppet--Pinocchio--decides that it is much more fun to play pranks and do mischief than to be a good boy

Book Votes: 16
136

Emily L. (fairfax512) - ,
Emily of New Moon (Emily, Bk 1) by L. M. Montgomery
Emily Starr never knew what it was to be lonely -- until her beloved father died. Now Emily's an orphan, and her mother's snobbish relatives are taking her to live with them at New Moon Farm. She's sure she won't be happy. Emily deals with stiff, stern Aunt Elizabeth and her...  more

Book Votes: 16
137

DARYL D. (bookworm-51)
Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski
Birdie Boyer was a Florida Cracker. She belonged to a large "strawberry family," who lived on a flatwoods farm in the lake section of the state. They raised strawberries for a living. Through all the hazards of the uncertain crop -- battling against dry weather and grass fires, the...  more

Book Votes: 16
138

DARYL D. (bookworm-51)
Henry Huggins (Henry Huggins, Bk 1) by Beverly Cleary & Louis Darling (Illustrato...
Henry Huggins feels that nothing very interesting ever happens to him. But from the moment a stray dog in the drugstore begs for a taste of his ice-cream cone and downs it in one gulp, everything is different. Henry names the dog Ribsy and decides to keep him. Before Henry even reaches home with...  more

Book Votes: 16
139

Wendy R. (wendybird)
Misty of Chincoteague (Misty, Bk 1) by Wesley Dennis (Illustrator) & Marguerite H...
Nobody could capture the Phantom. She was the wildest mare on Assateague Island. They said she was like the wind, that the white "map" on her shoulders was her mark of freedom. Paul and Maureen Beebe had their hearts set on owning her. They were itching to buy and tame her, and...  more

Book Votes: 16
140

Wendy R. (wendybird)
The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Wyss
"For many days we had been tempest-tossed . . .the raging storm increased in fury on the seventh day all hope was lost."  From these dire opening lines, a delightful story of adventure begins.  One family will emerge alive from this terrible storm: the Robinson's -- a Swiss...  more

Book Votes: 16
141

Barbara (meadowlark)
The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes & Louis Slobodkin (Illustrator)
Wanda Petronski, a little Polish girl in an American school, is laughed at because she always wears a faded blue dress, until her classmates learn a lesson.  

Book Votes: 16
142

Emily L. (fairfax512) - ,
The Woman Who Rides Like a Man (Pierce, Tamora. Song of the Lioness (New York, N.Y.),...
Read by Trini Alvaradoapprox. 5 hours3 cassettesThis third book in the Song of the Lioness quartet continues Alanna's saga as she strikes out alone and discovers herself anew.A knight at last, Alanna of Trebond heads out to seek adventure in the desert of Tortall. Captured by desert tribesmen,...  more

Book Votes: 15
143

Emily L. (fairfax512) - ,
In the Hand of the Goddess (Song of the Lioness, Bk 2) by Tamora Pierce
Disguised as a boy, Alanna of Trebond becomes a squire -- to none other than the prince of the realm. But Prince Jonathan is much more to Alanna; he is her ally, her best friend, and one of the few who knows that she's really a girl. Now it will take all of Alanna's awesome skill,...  more

Book Votes: 15
144

Emily L. (fairfax512) - ,
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
When Coraline steps through a door to find another house strangely similar to her own (only better), things seem marvelous. But there's another mother there, and another father, and they want her to stay and be their little girl. They want to change her and never let her go. Coraline...  more

Book Votes: 15
145

Kirsten F. (spiral) -
The Eternity Code (Artemis Fowl, Book 3) by Eoin Colfer
Ever the resourceful young criminal mastermind, Artemis has found a way to construct a supercomputer from stolen fairy technology. Called the "C Cube," it will render all existing human technology obsolete. Artemis then arranges a meeting with a Chicago businessman, Jon Spiro, to offer to...  more

Book Votes: 15
146

DARYL D. (bookworm-51)
Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen & Val Biro
Charming color illustrations in this gorgeous volume bring the classic stories of Hans Christian Andersen to life, including:• "The Wild Swans"• "The Emperor's New Clothes"• "The Ugly Duckling"• "Thumbelina"

Book Votes: 15
147

Patty P. (Patouie) - ,
Ender's Shadow (Ender) by Orson Scott Card
Orson Scott Card brings us back to the very beginning of his brilliant Ender Quartet, with a novel that allows us to reenter that world anew. With all the power of his original creation, Card has created a parallel volume to Ender's Game, a book that expands and compliments the first, enhancing...  more

Book Votes: 14
148

Malinda S. (foodfreak)
Shadow Children (Boxed Set) : Among the Hidden; Among the Impostors; Among the Betray...
Imagine a world where families are allowed only two children. Illegal third children -- shadow children -- must live in hiding. If they are discovered, there is only one punishment: Death. Among the Hidden An ALA Best Book for Young Adults An ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers An...  more

Book Votes: 14
149

Emily L. (fairfax512) - ,
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Bod is an unusual boy who inhabits an unusual place-he's the only living resident of a graveyard. Raised from infancy by the ghosts, werewolves, and other cemetery denizens, Bod has learned the antiquated customs of his guardians' time as well as their timely ghostly teachings -- like...  more

Book Votes: 14
150

Elizabeth S. (starwarswife)
Dicey's Song (Tillerman, Bk 2) by Cynthia Voigt
Keeping her family together is what thirteen-year-old Dicey does best. But now that all four Tillerman children have found a new home with their grandmother, Dicey has to learn the hard lesson of letting go. Dicey's got other problems than finding her new role in the family: she's bored...  more

Book Votes: 14
151

Kirsten F. (spiral) -
The Reptile Room (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Bk 2) by Lemony Snicket & Brett...
Dear Reader, If you have picked up this book with the hope of finding a simple and cheery tale. I'm afraid you have picked up the wrong book altogether. The story may seem cheery at first, when the Baudelaire children spend time in the company of some interesting reptiles and a giddy...  more

Book Votes: 14
152

Kirsten F. (spiral) -
Princess Academy (Princess Academy, Bk 1) by Shannon Hale
Miri lives on a mountain where, for generations, her ancestors have quarried stone and lived a simple life. Then word comes that the king's priests have divined her small village the home of the future princess. In a year's time, the prince himself will come and choose his bride from...  more

Book Votes: 14
153

Kirsten F. (spiral) -
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares
Carmen got the jeans at a thrift shop. They didn't look all that great; they were worn, dirty, and speckled with bleach. On the night before she and her friends part for the summer, Carmen decides to toss them. But Tibby says they're great. She'd love to have them. Lena and Bridget also think...  more

Book Votes: 14
154

Mar
Hans Brinker, or the Silver Skates by Mary Mapes Dodge
Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates was published in 1865 and received more reviews than any other children's book that year. Today it continues to delight countless readers with its story of a virtuous family who inspires us all to have the courage to pursue our dreams.

Book Votes: 14
155

Ronald B. (jack-n-ivy-chinese) - ,
The Call of the Wild (Enriched Classics) by Jack London
When gold was discovered in the Yukon in 1896, Jack London caught the fever and rushed off to the northlands to try his luck. When he returned home, he had not mined an ounce of gold but brought back a greater treasure -- vivid recollections of rugged life in the frozen wastelands. London...  more

Book Votes: 14
156

Patty P. (Patouie) - ,
Summer of the Monkeys by Wilson Rawls
The last thing a fourteen-year-old boy expects to find along an old Ozark river bottom is a tree full of monkeys. Jay Berry Lee's grandpa had an explanation, of course--as he did for most things. The monkeys had escaped from a traveling circus, and there was a handsome reward in store for anyone...  more

Book Votes: 13
157

Becki (beebs)
Calico Captive by Elizabeth George Speare
Early one morning in the year 1754 the stillness of Charlestown, New Hampshire, was shattered by shrill war whoops and the terror of an Indian raid. Young Miriam Willard, on a day which had promised new happiness, found herself instead a captive on a forest trail, caught up in the ebb and flow...  more

Book Votes: 13
158

Janelle C. (jscrappy)
The Moffats (Moffats, Bk 1) by Eleanor Estes
The adventures of the four Moffat children, who live with their widowed mother in a yellow house on New Dollar Street.

Book Votes: 13
159

Janelle C. (jscrappy)
The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (Wolves Chronicles, Bk 1) by Pat Marriott (Illustrator...
In this chilling beginning to The Wolves Chronicles, two little cousins are left in the care of an evil governess. They escape and travel 400 miles to London with their friend Simon and his geese. A sad and sinister howling arose. It was the far-off cry of wolves "Make haste, make haste!...  more

Book Votes: 13
160

Becki (beebs)
The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald & Arthur Hughes (Illustrator)
A mysterious silver-haired woman and a brave young miner help prevent a mischievous pack of subterranean creatures from kidnapping a little princess and flooding the passageways of a mine. An unabridged classic of juvenile fiction from a master storyteller offers youngsters thrill-packed...  more

Book Votes: 13
161

Emily L. (fairfax512) - ,
The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett
A young witch-to-be named Tiffany teams up with the Wee Free Men, a clan of six-inch-high blue men, to rescue her baby brother and ward off a sinister invasion from Fairyland.

Book Votes: 13
162

Emily L. (fairfax512) - ,
Meet Molly: An American Girl (American Girls Collection) by Valerie Tripp
No description available.

Book Votes: 13
163

Wendy R. (wendybird)
Julie of the Wolves (Julie of the Wolves, Bk 1) by Jean Craighead George
To her small Eskimo village, she is known as Miyax;  to her friend in San Francisco, she is Julie.  When the village is no longer safe for her, Miyax runs away.  But she soon finds herself lost in the Alaskan wilderness, without food, without even a compass to guide her. Slowly...  more

Book Votes: 13
164

Wendy R. (wendybird)
The Voyages of Doctor Doolittle (Signet Classics (Paperback)) by Hugh Lofting
Signet Classics is proud to add this all-time favorite, award-winning classic to its illustrious library. This famous adventure about the eccentric doctor with a special bond to animals is available here in its only, completely unabridged, original-text version. Always a favorite with younger...  more

Book Votes: 13
165

Julien C. (jaimelesmaths)
The Chronicles of Chrestomanci: Lives of Christopher Chant and Charmed Life (Chronicl...
In this multiple parallel universes of the Twelve Related Worlds, only an enchanter with nine lives is powerful enough to control the rampant misuse of magic--and to hold the title Chrestomanci... The Chants are a family strong in magic, but neither Christopher Chant nor Cat Chant can work even...  more

Book Votes: 12
166

Cheryl (pagebypage) - ,
A Lion to Guard Us by Clyde Robert Bulla
Amanda Freebold doesn't know what to do. Her father left three years ago for the new colony of Jamestown, America- thousands of miles away. All Amanda has to remember him by is a little brass lion's head he gave his family to guard them while he is gone. Now her mother has just died,...  more

Book Votes: 12
167

Emily L. (fairfax512) - ,
Lioness Rampant (Pierce, Tamora. Song of the Lioness, Bk. 4.) by Tamora Pierce
At last, Alanna of Trebond has become the first female knight errant in Tortall. She sets out on an impossible quest to find the Dominion Jewel, a legendary gem that, in the right hands, has limitless power for good. But while she searches for the one thing that can save her war-torn country,...  more

Book Votes: 12
168

Emily L. (fairfax512) - ,
Emperor Mage: The Immortals (Immortals (Paperback)) by Tamora Pierce
Daine reluctantly sails to Carthak as part of a peace treaty delegation from Tortall. She is to examine the Emperor Orzone's sickly birds. While healing the captive birds, Daine discovers a new and terrifying dimension of her wild magic: She can bring dead creatures back to life. What is she to...  more

Book Votes: 12
169

Emily L. (fairfax512) - ,
The Realms of the Gods (Immortals (Paperback)) by Tamora Pierce
Daine and Numair are suddenly swept into the otherworldly home of the gods after facing certain death on earth. But they cannot remain there for long, because they are both needed to help fight the desparate battle raging in Tortall. And so they undertake the dangerous journey back to earth...a...  more

Book Votes: 12
170

Paula L. (charlatan)
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Narrated by Death, Markus Zusak's groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a young foster girl living outside of Munich in Nazi Germany. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she discovers something she can't resist -- books. Soon she is...  more

Book Votes: 12
171

DARYL D. (bookworm-51)
Aesop's Fables by Fiona Black & Aesop
Aesop's Fables -- retold by Fiona Black, illustrated by Richard Bernal. In this elegantly designed volume, more than sixty of Aesop's timeless fables have been carefully selected, humorously retold, and brought gloriously to life by four-time Caldecott Honor-winner Jerry Pinkney. Included...  more

Book Votes: 12
172

Laura H. (anthonys1mom) - ,
Midnight (Warriors; The New Prophecy, Bk 1) by Erin Hunter
Darkness, air, water, and sky will come together . . . . . . and shake the forest to its roots. The wild cat Clans have lived in peace and harmony for many moons -- but now, strange messages from their warrior ancestors speak of terrifying new prophecies and a mysterious danger. All the signs...  more

Book Votes: 11
173

Mamie
Bed-Knob and Broomstick by Mary Norton
The Magic Bed-Knob and Bonfires and Broomsticks in one volume. These are the exploits of the three Wilson children; Miss Price, the apprentice witch; and the flying bed. A tale of a witch-in-training and trouble of the most unforgettable kind.

Book Votes: 11
174

Christine M. (Neon635) -
The Tiger Rising by Kate DiCamillo
Kate DiCamillo's first novel. Because of Winn-Dixie won a Newbery Honor in 2000 for the no-nonsense charm and wisdom of its down-home young heroine, Opal. Also set in Florida, The Tiger Rising is more of a short story in scope, the tale of 12-year-old Rob Horton who finds a caged tiger in the...  more

Book Votes: 11
175

Emily L. (fairfax512) - ,
Wolf-Speaker (Immortals, Bk 2) by Tamora Pierce
Wild Child When humans start cutting down trees and digging holes in peaceful Dunlath Valley, the wolves know that something is wrong. They send a messenger to the only human who will listen -- Daine, a fourteen-year-old girl with the unpredictable power of wild magic. Dame and her closest...  more

Book Votes: 11
176

Kirsten F. (spiral) -
The People of Sparks (Ember, Bk 2) by Jeanne Duprau
When Lina and Doon lead their people up from the underground city of Ember, they discover a surface world of color and life. The people of a small village called Sparks agree to help the Emberites. Soon differences between the two groups escalate.

Book Votes: 11
177

Kirsten F. (spiral) -
The Diamond of Darkhold (Ember, Bk 4) by Jeanne Duprau
It's been several months since Lina and Doon escaped the dying city of Ember and, along with the rest of their people, joined the town of Sparks. Now, struggling through the harsh winter aboveground, they find an unusual book. Torn up and missing most of its pages, it alludes to a mysterious...  more

Book Votes: 11
178

Wendy R. (wendybird)
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi & Ruth E. Murray (Illustrator)
An ocean voyage of unimaginable consequences ... Not every thirteen-year-old girl is accused of murder, brought to trial, and found guilty.  But I was just such a girl, and my story is worth relating even if it did happen years ago.  Be warned, however:  If strong ideas and...  more

Book Votes: 11
179

Janelle C. (jscrappy)
Centerburg Tales: More Adventures of Homer Price (Homer Price, Bk 2) by Robert McClos...
Further adventures of Homer Price, including those in which a juke box sets the whole town singing against its will and in which a mad scientist develops weeds that overrun the town.  

Book Votes: 10
180

Janelle C. (jscrappy)
"B" Is for Betsy (Odyssey Classic) by Carolyn Haywood
“In this delightful story you will find out how Betsy learned to love school and how each day brought interesting new experiences and new friends into her life.”--Christian Science Monitor

Book Votes: 10
181

Christine M. (Neon635) -
The Dark Hills Divide (Land of Elyon, Bk 1) by Patrick Carman
Inquisitive twelve-year-old Alexa Daley is spending another summer in the walled town of Bridewell. This year, she is set on solving the mystery of what lies beyond the walls. Legend says the walls were built to keep out an unnamed evil that lurks in the forests and The Dark Hills. But what...  more

Book Votes: 10
182

Kirsten F. (spiral) -
The Capture (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Bk 1) by Kathryn Lasky
In the first book in the GUARDIANS series, the reader is introduced to Soren, a barn owl and the centerpiece of the series. When Soren is pushed from his family's nest by his older brother, he is rescued from certain death on the forest floor by agents from a mysterious school for orphaned...  more

Book Votes: 10
183

Kirsten F. (spiral) -
The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pene du Bois
Professor William Waterman Sherman intends to fly across the Pacific Ocean. But through a twist of fate, he lands on Krakatoa, and discovers a world of unimaginable wealth, eccentric inhabitants, and incredible balloon inventions. Winner of the 1948 Newbery Medal, this classic fantasy-adventure...  more

Book Votes: 10
184

Julien C. (jaimelesmaths)
The Chronicles of Chrestomanci, Volume 2: The Magicians of Caprona / Witch Week by Di...
In this multiple parallel universes of the Twelve Related Worlds, only an enchanter with nine lives is powerful enough to control the rampant misuse of magic -- and to hold the title Chrestomanci... There is a world in which the peaceful city-state of Caprona is threatened by the malevolent...  more

Book Votes: 9
185

Elizabeth S. (starwarswife)
Dragonflight (Dragonriders of Pern, Bk 1) by Anne McCaffrey
HOW CAN ONE GIRL SAVE AN ENTIRE WORLD? To the nobles who live in Benden Weyr, Lessa is nothing but a ragged kitchen girl. For most of her life she has survived by serving those who betrayed her father and took over his lands. Now the time has come for Lessa to shed her disguise?and take...  more

Book Votes: 9
186

Elizabeth S. (starwarswife)
Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
It?s 1936 Flint, Michigan. Times may be hard, and 10-year-old Bud may be a motherless boy, but Bud?s got a few things going for him: 1. He has his own suitcase full of special things; 2. He?s the author of ?Bud Caldwell?s Rules and Things for Having a Funner Life and Making a Better Liar Out of...  more

Book Votes: 9
187

Kate C. (rocksinmypockets) - ,
Rascal by Sterling North
The adventures of a ring-tailed wonder Named Rascal and his 11-year old friend is one of the most dearly loved stories of our time. The baby raccoon is brought from the woods, and the boy and his animal friend share many hilarious adventures. Over the countryside they swim, fish, and camp out...  more

Book Votes: 9
188

Abby M. (abbyem)
Mr. Popper's Penguins by Florence Atwater & Robert Lawson (Illustrator) & Ric...
The unexpected delivery of a large crate containing an Antarctic penguin changes the life and fortunes of Mr. Popper, a house painter obsessed by dreams of the Polar regions.

Book Votes: 9
189

Becki (beebs)
The Children's Homer: The Adventures of Odysseus and The Tale of Troy by Padraic Colu...
Travel back to a mythical time when Achilles, aided by the gods, waged war against the Trojans. And join Odysseus on his journey through murky waters, facing obstacles like the terrifying Scylla and whirring Charybdis, the beautiful enchantress Circe, and the land of the raging...  more

Book Votes: 8
190

Laura E. (lege)
The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles by Julie Andrews Edwards
Ben, Tom and Lindy Potter have never even heard of a Whangdoodle--until they meet the brilliant Professor Savant at the zoo. He tells them all about the wise and magical creatures who disappeared to another land because people stopped believing in them. And, when the professor invites them on a...  more

Book Votes: 8
191

Donna B. (eclecticreader10) - ,
Baby Island by Carol Ryrie Brink & Helen Sewell (Illustrator)
Twelve-year-old Mary Wallace and her ten-year-old sister Jean survive the wreck of an ocean liner on its way to Australia and manage to make it to a seemingly deserted island in a lifeboat with four babies.

Book Votes: 8
192

donnatella
A Ring of Endless Light (Austin Family, Bk 3) by Madeleine L'Engle
Watching her grandfather's condition deteriorate as the summer passes on beautiful Seven Bay Island is almost more than Vicky Austin can bear. To complicate things, she finds herself the center of attention for three very different boys: Leo is an old friend longing for romance; wild Zachary...  more

Book Votes: 8
193

Elizabeth S. (starwarswife)
Dragonquest (Dragonriders of Pern, Bk 2) by Anne McCaffrey
Another Turn, and the deadly silver Threads began falling again. So the bold dragonriders took to the air once more and their magnificent flying dragons swirled and swooped, belching flames that destroyed the shimmering strands before they reached the ground. But F'lar knew he had to find a...  more

Book Votes: 8
194

Kirsten F. (spiral) -
The Prophet of Yonwood (Ember, Bk 3) by Jeanne Duprau
It's 50 years before the settlement of the city of Ember, and the world is in crisis. War looms on the horizon as 11-year-old Nickie and her aunt travel to the small town of Yonwood, North Carolina. There, one of the town's respected citizens has had a terrible vision of fire and destruction....  more

Book Votes: 8
195

Kirsten F. (spiral) -
Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie : The Oregon Trail Diary of Hattie Campbell, 184...
Hattie Campbell is 13 years old in 1847 when her parents decide to sell their farm in Missouri and make their way across the Oregon Trail to Oregon City for a fresh start after the death of Hattie's sisters in this title by Kristiana Gregory. She is given a journal for her birthday and told to...  more

Book Votes: 8
196

Kirsten F. (spiral) -
Voyage on the Great Titanic: The Diary of Margaret Ann Brady (Dear America) by Ellen ...
This book in the Dear America series features orphan Margaret Brady, who is hired as a companion to wealthy American Mrs. Frederick Carstairs, traveling on the maiden voyage of the R. M. S. Titanic in 1912. For Margaret, this is an opportunity to join her older brother, William, in Boston. 

Book Votes: 8
197

DARYL D. (bookworm-51)
Betsy-Tacy (Betsy-Tacy, Bk 1) by Maud Hart Lovelace & Lois Lenski (Illustrator)
Best Friends Forever There are lots of children on Hill Street, but no little girls Betsy's age. So when a new family moves into the house across the street, Betsy hopes they will have a little girl she can play with. Sure enough, they do -- a little girl named Tacy. And from the moment...  more

Book Votes: 8
198

Jeff V. (vincent)
Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key (Joey Pigza, Bk 1) by Jack Gantos
Joey Pigza can't sit still. He can't pay attention, he can't follow the rules, and he can't help it -- especially when his meds aren't working. Joey's had problems ever since he was born, problems just like his dad and grandma have. And whether he's wreaking havoc on...  more

Book Votes: 7
199

Christine M. (Neon635) -
The Light in the Forest by Conrad Richter
When John Cameron Butler was a child, he was captured in a raid on the Pennsylvania frontier and adopted by the great warrior Cuyloga. Renamed True Son, he came to think of himself as fully Indian. But eleven years later his tribe, the Lenni Lenape, has signed a treaty with the white men and...  more

Book Votes: 7
200

Elizabeth S. (starwarswife)
The White Dragon (Dragonriders of Pern, Bk 3) by Anne McCaffrey
Never had there been as close a bonding as the one that existed between the daring and adventurous young Lord Jaxom and his extraordinary white dragon, Ruth. Pure white and incredibly agile, Ruth was a dragon of many talents, though almost everyone on Pern thought he was a runt that would never...  more

Book Votes: 7
201

Elizabeth S. (starwarswife)
Homecoming by Cynthia Voight
What kind of mother would leave her four kids in a parked car in a strange town and then just walk away? Maybe a mother who had gone a little crazy. Th Tillerman kids--Kicey, James, Sammy and Maybeth--couldn't do anythibg to stop her. They watched their mother disappear into the Saturday...  more

Book Votes: 7
202

Kirsten F. (spiral) -
The Last Straw (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Bk 3) by Jeff Kinney
The highly anticipated third book in the critically acclaimed and bestselling series takes the art of being wimpy to a whole new level. Let’s face it: Greg Heffley will never change his wimpy ways. Somebody just needs to explain that to Greg’s father. You see, Frank Heffley...  more

Book Votes: 7
203

Kirsten F. (spiral) -
Rodrick Rules (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Bk 2) by Jeff Kinney
Secrets have a way of getting out, especially when a diary is involved. Whatever you do, don’t ask Greg Heffley how he spent his summer vacation, because he definitely doesn’t want to talk about it. As Greg enters the new school year, he’s eager to put the past three...  more

Book Votes: 7
204

Christine M. (Neon635) -
A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park
Tree-ear is an orphan boy in a 12th-century Korean potters' village. For a long time he is content living with Crane-man under a bridge barely surviving on scraps of food. All that changes when he sees master potter Min making his beautiful pottery. Tree-ear sneaks back to Min's...  more

Book Votes: 7
205

DARYL D. (bookworm-51)
The Yearling (Aladdin Classics) by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
No novel better epitomizes the love between a child and a pet than The Yearling. Young Jody adopts an orphaned fawn he calls Flag and makes it a part of his family and his best friend. But life in the Florida backwoods is harsh, and so, as his family fights off wolves, bears, and even...  more

Book Votes: 7
206

Wendy R. (wendybird)
Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
Seventeen-year-old David Balfour's villainous uncle has him kidnapped in order to steal his inheritance. David escapes only to fall into the dangerous company of rebels who are resisting British redcoats in the Scottish highlands. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson remains one of the...  more

Book Votes: 7
207

Wendy R. (wendybird)
Summer of My German Soldier by Bette Greene
When her small hometown in Arkansas becomes the site of a camp housing German prisoners during World War II, 12-year-old Patty Bergen learns what it means to open her heart. Although she's Jewish, she begins to see a prison escapee, Anton, not as a Nazi--but as a lonely, frightened young man...  more

Book Votes: 7
208

Wendy R. (wendybird)
The Egypt Game (Game, Bk 1) by Zilpha Keatley Snyder & Alton Raible (Illustrator)
The first time Melanie Ross meets April Hall, she's not sure they'll have anything in common. But she soon discovers that they both love anything to do with ancient Egypt. When they stumble upon a deserted storage yard behind the A-Z Antiques and Curio Shop, Melanie and April decide...  more

Book Votes: 7
209

Erin A. (taechermama)
Owl Moon by Jane Yolen & John Schoenherr (Illustrator)
Among the greatest charms of children is their ability to view a simple activity as a magical adventure. Such as a walk in the woods late at night. Jane Yolen captures this wonderment in a book whose charm rises from its simplicity. "It was late one winter night, long past my bedtime, when Pa...  more

Book Votes: 7
210

Cindy P.
Inkspell (Inkheart, Bk 2) by Cornelia Funke
When Dustfinger finds a crooked storyteller who can read him back to Inkscape, he leaves his apprentice Farid behind. Farid seeks out Meggie and the two follow him back into the enchanted book. Although a year has passed, not a day goes by without Meggie thinking of Inkheart, the book whose...  more

Book Votes: 7
211

Barbara (meadowlark)
The Mysterious Benedict Society (Mysterious Benedict Society, Bk 1) by Trenton Lee St...
Dozens of children respond to this peculiar ad in the newspaper and are then put through a series of mind-bending tests, which readers take along with them. Only four children-two boys and two girls-succeed. Their challenge: to go on a secret mission that only the most intelligent and inventive...  more

Book Votes: 7
212

ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Plain Girl by Virginia Sorensen Waugh & Charles Geer (Illustrator)
An Amish girl, Esther feels like "one black bird against the sky" in her plain clothes. So when she's forced to attend public school she's terrified. She fears the new world she must enter, fears the way she sticks out next to other kids, and -- most of all -- fears she may do...  more

Book Votes: 6
213

Emily L. (fairfax512) - ,
A Hat Full of Sky (Discworld: Tiffany Aching, Bk 2) by Terry Pratchett
Tiffany Aching, a hag from a long line of hags, is trying out her witchy talents again as she is plunged into yet another adventure when she leaves home and is apprenticed to a "real" witch. This time, will the thievin', fightin' and drinkin' skills of the Nac Mac Feegle - the Wee Free Men - be...  more

Book Votes: 6
214

Emily L. (fairfax512) - ,
Wintersmith (Tiffany Aching, Bk 3) by Terry Pratchett
Tiffany Aching is a trainee witch ? now working for the seriously scary Miss Treason. But when Tiffany witnesses the Dark Dance ? the crossover from summer to winter ? she does what no one has ever done before and leaps into the dance. Into the oldest story there ever is. And draws the attention...  more

Book Votes: 6
215

Donna B. (eclecticreader10) - ,
Blue Willow by Doris Gates & Paul Laantz (Illustrator)
A little girl, who wants most of all to have a real home and to go to a regular school, hopes that the valley her family has come to, which so resembles the pattern on her treasured blue willow plate, will be their permanent home. Newbery Honor Book

Book Votes: 6
216

Kirsten F. (spiral) -
The Journey (Guardians of Ga'hoole, Bk 2) by Kathryn Lasky
In the second book in the GUARDIANS OF GA'HOOLE series, Soren, Gylfie, Twilight, and Digger travel to the Great Ga'Hoole Tree, a mythical place where an order of owls rises each night to perform noble deeds. Soren and his group are seeking help to fight the evil they discovered in the...  more

Book Votes: 6
217

Kirsten F. (spiral) -
A Coal Miner's Bride the Diary of Anetka Saminska (Dear America) by Susan Campbell Ba...
A diary account of thirteen-year-old Anetka's life in Poland in 1896, immigration to America, marriage to a coal miner, widowhood, and happiness in finally finding her true love.

Book Votes: 6
218

Kirsten F. (spiral) -
A Light in the Storm: The Civil War Diary of Amelia Martin, Fenwick Island, Delaware,...
Newberry Medallist Karen Hesse pens the diary of a Union girl living in the divided state of Delaware during the explosive first year of the Civil War.

Book Votes: 6
219

Kirsten F. (spiral) -
Jahanara: Princess of Princesses, India, 1627 (The Royal Diaries) by Kathryn Lasky
In the 1600s, the Moghul emperors of India were among the greatest and most superb rulers of the East. Jahanara is the daughter of one of these powerful figures, Shah Jahan, The Magnificent. A lover of refinement, his courts are of the finest architecture, priceless painting, unbelievable...  more

Book Votes: 6
220

bird6
Little Britches: Father and I Were Ranchers by Ralph Moody
Ralph Moody was eight years old in 1906 when his family moved from New Hampshire to a Colorado ranch. Through his eyes we experience the pleasures and perils of ranching there early in the twentieth century. Auctions and roundups, family picnics, irrigation wars, tornadoes and wind storms give...  more

Book Votes: 6
221

Kate C. (rocksinmypockets) - ,
The Light Princess by George MacDonald & Maurice Sendak
A classic fairy tale about a princess who is cursed with a witch's spell of lightness. Illustrated in B&W througout.

Book Votes: 6
222

Erin A. (taechermama)
Uglies (Uglies, Bk 1) by Scott Westerfeld
Everybody gets to be supermodel gorgeous. What could be wrong with that? Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can't wait. Not for her license -- for turning pretty. In Tally's world, your sixteenth birthday brings an operation that turns you from a repellent ugly into a stunningly...  more

Book Votes: 6
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Erin A. (taechermama)
Catching Fire (2nd book of The Hunger Games) by Suzanne Collins
No description available.

Book Votes: 6
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Erin A. (taechermama)
Flotsam by David Wiesner
A bright, science minded boy goes to the beach equipped to collect and examine flotsam--anything floating that has been washed ashore. Bottles, lost toys, small objects of every description are among his usual finds. But there's no way he could have prepared for one particular discovery: a...  more

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Yvette (melange) -
Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorensen & Beth Krush (Illustrator) & Joe ...
Marly's father came back from the war a different man. Something inside him seems as cold and dead as the winter world outside. But when the family moves to Grandma's old house on Maple Hill, miracles begin to happen. The sap in the trees begins to rise, the leaves begin to turn, and...  more

Book Votes: 6
226

Barbara (meadowlark)
The Goose Girl (Books of Bayern, Bk 1) by Shannon Hale
Anidori-Kiladra Talianna Isilee, Crown Princess of Kildenree, spends the first years of her life under her aunt's guidance learning to communicate with animals. As she grows up Ani develops the skills of animal speech, but is never comfortable speaking with people, so when her silver-tongued...  more

Book Votes: 6
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Dawn K. (dawk)
Gone-Away Lake (Gone-Away Lake, Bk 1) by Elizabeth Enright & Beth Krush (Illustra...
Portia always expects summer to be a special time. But she couldn't imagine the adventure she and her cousin Julian would share this summer. It all starts when they discover Gone-Away Lake--a village of deserted old houses on a muddy overgrown swamp. "It's a ghost town,"...  more

Book Votes: 6
228

Tamawi
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
Three unrelated events all happen on one hot August day. The colorful Mae Tuck meets her two sons at the end of the village near Treegap forest, as she does every ten years. Winnie Foster leaves her family's yard and heads into the nearby woods. And a stranger comes to the Foster's gate...  more

Book Votes: 6
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Patty P. (Patouie) - ,
Sing A Song Of Popcorn: Every Child's Book Of Poems by B. De Regniers & Ed Moore ...
A collection of poems by a variety of famous authors is accompanied by illustrations by nine Caldecott medalists.

Book Votes: 5
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Janelle C. (jscrappy)
The Middle Moffat (Moffats, Bk 2) by Eleanor Estes
Who is Jane Moffat, anyway? She isn't the youngest in the family, and she isn't the oldest -- she is always just Jane. How boring. So Jane decides to become a figure of mystery... the mysterious "Middle Moffat." But being in the middle is a lot harder than it looks.  In...  more

Book Votes: 5
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Laura H. (anthonys1mom) - ,
The Divide (Divide, Bk 1) by Elizabeth Kay
When Felix's parents take him to "The Divide"--a spot in Costa Rica where the waters that run down to the Pacific and Atlantic oceans separate--Felix finds himself in a bizarre parallel world where mythical creatures and magic are a reality. There, he meets Betony, a tangle child...  more

Book Votes: 5
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Emily L. (fairfax512) - ,
The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents (Discworld, Bk 28) by Terry Pratchett
One rat, popping up here and there, squeaking loudly, and taking a bath in the cream, could be a plague all by himself. After a few days of this, it was amazing how glad people were to see the kid with his magical rat pipe. And they were amazing when the rats followed hint out of...  more

Book Votes: 5
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Wendy R. (wendybird)
Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind by Suzanne Fisher Staples
"This first novel is, on several counts, one of the most exciting YA books to appear recently. Staples is so steeped in her story and its Pakistani setting that the use of a first-person voice for a desert child rings authentic--the voice is clear, consistent, and convincing. Shabanu and her...  more

Book Votes: 5
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Wendy R. (wendybird)
The Red Badge of Courage (Tor Classics) by Stephen Crane
Tor Classics are affordably-priced editions designed to attract the young reader. Original dynamic cover art enthusiastically represents the excitement of each story. Appropriate "reader friendly" type sizes have been chosen for each title--offering clear, accurate, and readable text. All...  more

Book Votes: 5
235

Wendy R. (wendybird)
Mossflower (Redwall, Bk 2) by Brian Jacques
In the wondrous tradition of Watership Down, from the celebrated author of Redwall, comes an epic adventure of courage and fortitude ... and one magnificent mouse's quest to free an enslaved forest kingdom from the claws of tyranny. Generations before the building of Redwall Abbey all...  more

Book Votes: 5
236

Kaitlyn P. (kaitlynrouge)
Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner
Based on a Rocky Mountain legend, John Reynolds Gardiner's story -- like it's hero, Little Willy -- has all the ingredients of a winner, right down to the unforeseen drama at the finish line. Willy has a big job to do. When his grandfather falls ill, it is up to Willy alone to save their farm...  more

Book Votes: 5
237

Erin A. (taechermama)
The Devil's Arithmetic by Jane Yolen
Hannah thinks tonight’s Passover Seder will be the same as always. Little does she know that this year she will be mysteriously transported into the past where only she knows the horrors that await.

Book Votes: 5
238

Erin A. (taechermama)
The Great Brain (Great Brain, Bk 1) by John D. Fitzgerald & Mercer Mayer (Illustr...
The best con man in the Midwest is only ten years old. Tom, a.k.a., the Great Brain, is a silver-tongued genius with a knack for turning a profit. When the Jenkins boys get lost in Skeleton Cave, the Great Brain saves the day. Whether it’s saving the kids at school, or helping out Peg-leg...  more

Book Votes: 5
239

Tamawi
Sounder by William H. Armstrong
A landmark in children's literature, winner of the 1970 Newbery Medal and the basis of an acclaimed film, Sounder traces the keen sorrow and the abiding faith of a poor African-American boy in the 19th-century South. Winner, 1970 Newbery MedalNotable Children's Books of 1940–1970 (ALA)1970...  more

Book Votes: 5
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Patty P. (Patouie) - ,
The Snow Queen (Everyman's Library Children's Classics) by Hans Christian Andersen
Reprinted here for the first time since the 19th century, these color illustrations by T. Pym make the classic Andersen fairy tale even more magical. One of Andersen's best-beloved tales, The Snow Queen is a story about the strength and endurance of childhood friendship. Gerda's search for her...  more

Book Votes: 4
241

Barbara B. (barbieofmpls)
Beautiful Joe by Marshall Saunders
Famous Dog Stories: Preface by the author: Beautiful Joe was a real dog, and Beautiful Joe was his real name. He belonged during the first part of his life to a cruel master, who mutilated him in the manner described in the story. He was rescued from him, and lived for many years in a happy...  more

Book Votes: 4
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Christine M. (Neon635) -
The Boy Who Drew Cats by Lafcadio Hearn & Margaret Hodges
An artistic boy's obsession with drawing cats leads him to a mysterious experience

Book Votes: 4
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Kirsten F. (spiral) -
Shakespeare's Secret by Elise Broach
Starting sixth grade at a new school is never easy, especially when your name is Hero. Named after a character in a Shakespeare play, Hero isn?t at all interested in this literary connection. But when she?s told by an eccentric neighbor that there might be a million dollar diamond hidden in her...  more

Book Votes: 4
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Kirsten F. (spiral) -
When Will This Cruel War Be Over?: The Civil War Diary of Emma Simpson (Dear America)...
The diary of a fictional fourteen-year-old girl living in Virginia, in which she describes the hardships endured by her family and friends during one year of the Civil War.

Book Votes: 4
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Kirsten F. (spiral) -
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: The Diary of Bess Brennan--The Perkins School for the Bli...
After Bess Brennan is blinded in a sledding accident, she must face a frightening, much-altered world. Confronted with a new set of obstacles, Bess manages to overcome her disability with the help of her new friends at the Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts, where she also...  more

Book Votes: 4
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Kirsten F. (spiral) -
My Face to the Wind: The Diary of Sarah Jane Price, a Prairie Teacher, Broken Bow, Ne...
In the late 1870s, many young teachers traveled West to earn money and make a new life for themselves, despite the schools being inadequate at best. Some returned home, unable to endure the hardships of prairie life, but others were more committed to their work. Sarah Jane Price stayed, braving...  more

Book Votes: 4
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Kirsten F. (spiral) -
Early Sunday Morning: The Pearl Harbor Diary of Amber Billows, Hawaii, 1941 (Dear Ame...
Pearl Harbor, on the Island of O'ahu, Hawaii, was attacked by the Japanese Imperial Navy at approximately 8:00 A.M., Sunday morning, December 7, 1941. The surprise attack involved a striking force of 353 Japanese aircraft. Nineteen U.S. ships, including five battleships, and about 150 U.S...  more

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Kirsten F. (spiral) -
Hear My Sorrow, the Diary of Angela Denoto, a Shirtwaist Worker (Dear America) by Deb...
Angela and her family have arrived in New York City from their village in Italy to find themselves settled in a small tenement apartment on the Lower East Side. When her father is no longer able to work, Angela must leave school and work in a shirtwaist factory. Against the backdrop of the birth...  more

Book Votes: 4
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Kirsten F. (spiral) -
Valley Of The Moon: The Diary Of Maria Rosalia De Milagros, Sonoma Valley, Alta Calif...
María Rosalia is a Mestizo servant in a Spanish home. Orphaned years ago, she and her brother Domingo work on a ranch run by the stern Señor Medina. María¹s writing captures the intense tradition and culture of the Spanish as she observes the war that Alta California...  more

Book Votes: 4
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Kirsten F. (spiral) -
All the Stars in the Sky: The Santa Fe Trail Diary of Florrie Mack Ryder (Dear Americ...
Starting their journey from their home in Missouri, Florrie Ryder and her family are headed towards the promise of a new life in Santa Fe. As they cross the Great Plains of the midwestern prairie, fording rivers and climbing mountains, the Ryders encounter endless hardship as they undertake this...  more

Book Votes: 4
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Emily L. (fairfax512) - ,
Nation by Terry Pratchett
Alone on a desert island ? everything and everyone he knows and loves has been washed away in a storm ? Mau is the last surviving member of his nation. He?s completely alone ? or so he thinks until he finds the ghost girl. She has no toes, wears strange lacy trousers like the grandfather bird,...  more

Book Votes: 4
252

Wendy R. (wendybird)
The Book of Three (Chronicles of Prydain, Bk 1) by Lloyd Alexander
The Book of Three is the first of Lloyd Alexander's five-part novel series The Chronicles of Prydain (first published 1964). It follows the adventures of Taran, a boy in the care of the enchanter Dallben, as he enters manhood while fighting the forces of the evil Arawn Death-Lord... In the...  more

Book Votes: 4
253

Erin A. (taechermama)
Pretties (Uglies, Bk 2) by Scott Westerfeld
Tally has finally become pretty. Now her looks are beyond perfect, her clothes are awesome, her boyfriend is totally hot, and she's completely popular. It's everything she's ever wanted. But beneath all the fun - the nonstop parties, the high-tech luxury, the total freedom - is a nagging...  more

Book Votes: 4
254

Erin A. (taechermama)
Extras (Uglies, Bk 4) by Scott Westerfeld
Fame It's a few years after rebel Tally Youngblood took down the uglies/pretties/specials regime. Without those strict roles and rules, the world is in a complete cultural renaissance. "Tech-heads" flaunt their latest gadgets, "kickers" spread gossip and trends, and...  more

Book Votes: 4
255

Erin A. (taechermama)
Briar Rose by Jane Yolen
A powerful retelling of Sleeping Beauty that is “heartbreaking and heartwarming.”An American Library Association “100 Best Books for Teens”An American Library Association “Best Books for Young Adults”Ever since she was a child, Rebecca has been enchanted by...  more

Book Votes: 4
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Erin A. (taechermama)
Tuesday by David Wiesner
The unpredictable events of a particular Tuesday unroll before the reader with the precision and clarity of a silent movie. A Caldecott Medal book.

Book Votes: 4
257

Miriam H. (TeacherTyping)
Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt
In April, 1861, young Jethro Creighton heard the talk of war, but didn't understand what war meant. By the second April, he had seen his brothers go off to fight -- tow for the North, one for the South. Still but a boy, he had to take on a man's job on the Illinois farm, where the work in the...  more

Book Votes: 4
258

Miriam H. (TeacherTyping)
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
Berlin 1942 When Bruno returns home from school one day, he discovers that his belongings are being packed in crates. His father has received a promotion and the family must move from their home to a new house far far away, where there is no one to play with and nothing to do. A tall fence...  more

Book Votes: 4
259

Dawn K. (dawk)
Henry Reed, Inc. (Henry Reed, Bk 1) by Keith Robertson
Henry Reed has arrived in Grover's Corner--and the town will never be the same. While spending the summer with his aunt and uncle, Henry comes up with a sure-fire money-making project: Henry Reed, Inc, Research. Henry's neighbor, Midge Glass, has an even more sure-fire hit: Reed and...  more

Book Votes: 4
260

naturegirl29
The Tale of Despereaux : Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup and a Spoo...
The adventures of Desperaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the princess that he loves, the servant girl who longs to be a princess, and a devious rat determined to bring them all to ruin.

Book Votes: 4
261

Kt L. (shagschain)
Sideways Stories from Wayside School (Wayside School, Bk 1) by Louis Sachar & Jul...
A Crazy Mixed-up School. There'd been a terrible mistake. Wayside School was supposed to be built with thirty classrooms all next to each other in a row. Instead, they built the classrooms one on top of the other... thirty stories tall! (The builder said he was very sorry.) That may be why...  more

Book Votes: 4
262

Tamawi
Sarah, Plain and Tall (Sarah, Plain and Tall) by Patricia MacLachlan
"Did Mama sing every day?" Caleb asks his sister Anna. "Every-single-day," she answers. "Papa too." Winner, 1986 Newbery Medal1986 Christopher Award1986 Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction for Children1986 Golden Kite Award for Fiction (SCBW)Notable Children's Book of 1985 (ALA)1985...  more

Book Votes: 4
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Liz F. (AlamoLiz)
Good Night Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
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Book Votes: 4
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Christine M. (Neon635) -
The Kingdom Keepers (Kingdom Keepers, Bk 1) by Ridley Pearson
Five young teens who have been tapped as models for theme park "guides" find themselves pitted against Disney villains and witches who threaten both the future of Walt Disney World and the stability of the world outside its walls. Using a cutting-edge technology called DHI -- which...  more

Book Votes: 3
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Christine M. (Neon635) -
The Cat Who Went to Heaven by Elizabeth Coatsworth
A little cat comes to the home of a poor Japanese artist and, by humility and devotion, brings him good fortune. When a poor Japanese artist and his humble housekeeper adopt a cat, good fortune results . Commissioned to create a painting of the dying Buddha blessing the animals, the artist is...  more

Book Votes: 3
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Kirsten F. (spiral) -
Midnight in Lonesome Hollow: A Kit Mystery (American Girl Mysteries) by Kathleen Erns...
Kit is visiting Aunt Millie in Mountain Hollow, Kentucky, in 1934. When a professor arrives to study Kentucky mountain traditions, Kit is thrilled to help with her research--until it becomes clear that somebody doesn't want "outsiders" nosing around. Kit decides to find out who's making...  more

Book Votes: 3
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Patty P. (Patouie) - ,
Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
With the same stunning blend of prophecy and social satire she brought to her classic The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood gives us a keenly prescient novel about the future of humanity—and its present. Humanity here equals Snowman, and in Snowman’s recollections Atwood...  more

Book Votes: 3
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Kate C. (rocksinmypockets) - ,
Never Cry Wolf by Farley Mowat
Eye to eye with death: the wolf project Hordes of bloodthirsty wolves are slaughtering the Arctic caribou, and the government's Wildlife Service assigns naturalist Farley Mowat to investigate. Mowat is dropped alone onto the frozen tundra, where he begins his mission to live among the howling...  more

Book Votes: 3
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Wendy R. (wendybird)
The Remarkable Journey of Prince Jen by Lloyd Alexander
When Prince Jen volunteers to search for the legendary court of T’ien-kuo, a mysterious old man chooses six gifts for him to bear in homage: a saddle, a sword, a paint box, a bowl, a kite, and a flute. Puzzled by the gifts but full of high spirits and pride, Jen sets off—but...  more

Book Votes: 3
270

Wendy R. (wendybird)
The Fifth of March: A Story of the Boston Massacre by Ann Rinaldi
“Carefully researched and lovingly written, Rinaldi’s latest presents a girl indentured to John and Abigail Adams during the tense period surrounding the 1770 Massacre. . . . Fortuitously timed, a novel that illuminates a moment from our past that has strong parallels to recent...  more

Book Votes: 3
271

Wendy R. (wendybird)
Farewell to Manzanar: A True Story of Japanese American Experience During and After ...
Jeanne Wakatsuki was seven years old in 1942 when her family was uprooted from their home and sent to live at Manzanar internment camp--with 10,000 other Japanese Americans. Along with searchlight towers and armed guards, Manzanar ludicrously featured cheerleaders, Boy Scouts, sock hops, baton...  more

Book Votes: 3
272

Kaitlyn P. (kaitlynrouge)
The Road to Balinor (Unicorn of Balinor, 1) by Mary Stanton
In the crevices of a glacier mountain ridge there is a secret place-a place that connects our world to the world of Balinor. It is a peaceful, magical world watched over by a herd of beautiful unicorns. But darkness has fallen over Balinor. The royal princess and her majestic unicorn, Sunchaser,...  more

Book Votes: 3
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Erin A. (taechermama)
A Boy, a Dog, and a Frog (Picture Puffins) by Mercer Mayer
A boy and his dog go walking in the swamp. They spot a frog in the water. Can they use a net to catch him?

Book Votes: 3