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Is your independent reader looking for a great hero story? Try these books for ages 8-13.
 
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The Hunger Games Trilogy Boxed Set
by Suzanne Collins

Suzanne Collins's extraordinary worldwide-bestselling Hunger Games trilogy is now available in a paperback boxset! This edition features the books with the classic cover art in a striking new package.

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Ramona the Brave
Series: Ramona Quimby
by Beverly Cleary Illustrated by Alan Tiegreen

In this touching and funny story, the ebullient Ramona, feeling brave and grown-up, enters first grade. Quickly she finds that her new teacher, Mrs. Griggs, appears perplexed by pupils who like to be different. Since Ramona cannot help being different, clearly the two are incompatible.

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Flora & Ulysses
by Kate DiCamillo Illustrated by K. G. Campbell

Winner of the 2014 Newbery Medal

Holy unanticipated occurrences! A cynic meets an unlikely superhero in a genre-breaking new novel by master storyteller Kate DiCamillo.

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The Ruins of Gorlan
Series: Ranger's Apprentice, Book #1
by John Flanagan

On Choosing Day Will's heart was set on Battleschool, but he is small for his 15 years. Brave and skilled at moving and climbing silent as a shadow, his unwanted apprenticeship tests his talent and spirit in the battle against the Kingdom's ancient foes.

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Redwall
Series: Redwall Series, Book #1
by Brian Jacques Illustrated by Troy Howell

When the peaceful life of ancient Redwall Abbey is shattered by the arrival of the evil rat Cluny and his villainous hordes, Matthias, a young mouse, determines to find the legendary sword of Martin the Warrior which, he is convinced, will help edwall's inhabitants destroy the enemy.

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Bobby the Brave (Sometimes)
by Lisa Yee Illustrated by Dan Santat

Last month, Bobby Ellis-Chan got stuck to a tree, had underwear attached to his back, and faced down a whole wolfpack of girls. What could be scarier or more humiliating than that?

Oh, how about playing sports with his football-hero dad...

An asthma attack in public...

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Paperback Book: $4.79

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Brand New School, Brave New Ruby
Series: Ruby and the Booker Boys, Book #1
by Derrick D. Barnes Illustrated by Vanessa Brantley Newton
Smart and sassy, eight-year-old Ruby is tired of living in the shadows of her three older brothers. When she has a chance to break out, things don't go according to plan.
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Brotherband Chronicles #1: The Outcasts
by John Flanagan
Seafaring Excitement and Epic Battles!

Experience heart-pounding high-seas adventure with a group of misfits who must prove their worth or risk death!

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The Giver
by Lois Lowry

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.

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Paperback Book: $7.19

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Percy Jackson and the Olympians Boxed Set
by Rick Riordan

Classic Greek mythology is mixed with modern adventure in this action-packed series that will keep readers turning the pages—and may even spark an interest in the original myths!

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Zane and the Hurricane
by Rodman Philbrick
Newbery Honor author Rodman Philbrick presents a gripping yet poignant novel about a 12-year-old boy and his dog who become trapped in New Orleans during the horrors of Hurricane Katrina.
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Hardcover Book: $11.89

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Number the Stars
by Lois Lowry

As German troops begin their campaign to "relocate" all the Jews of Denmark, 10-year-old Annemarie Johansen's family takes in Annemarie's best friend, Ellen Rosen, and conceals her by pretending she's part of the family.

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Paperback Book: $5.59

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Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident
Series: Artemis Fowl, Book #2
by Eoin Colfer

The world's youngest, brightest, and most dangerous criminal mastermind returns. In his second adventure, Artemis is at boarding school in Ireland, when he suddenly receives an urgent video e-mail from Russia.

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Matilda
by Roald Dahl Illustrated by Quentin Blake

"The Trunchbull" is no match for Matilda!

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Paperback Book: $5.59

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Dark Life
Series: Dark Life, Book #1
by Kat Falls
Dark Life is set in an apocalyptic future where rising oceans have swallowed up entire regions, the Earth's shifting plates have fractured entire continents, and pollution has eaten away the ozone layer.
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CD: $24.49

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Paperback Book: $6.39

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