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Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Series: Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book #1
by Jeff Kinney Illustrated 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.
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A Bear Called Paddington
by Michael Bond Illustrated by Peggy Fortnum

Paddington, the most endearing bear from Darkest Peru, first charmed American audiences forty years ago. Now a new generation will surely be won over by Paddington's particular brand of preposterous humor and gentle satire.

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James and the Giant Peach
by Roald Dahl

A dramatization of James' adventures as he escapes from his fearful aunts by rolling away inside a giant peach. Includes suggestions for staging, easy-to-make costumes and scenery, and lighting procedures.

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Alice in Wonderland
by Lewis Carroll

One summer day, young Alice is sitting on the riverbank with her sister when a big white rabbit runs past. "Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late," the rabbit says, taking a look at his watch. Then he pops down a large rabbit hole, and Alice can't help but follow him.

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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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The Hunger Games
Series: The Hunger Games, Book #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.

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Fault in our Stars, The
by John Green

Hazel Lancaster's mom thinks she's depressed. And Hazel agrees. But as far as the 16-year-old sees it, her depression is a mere side effect of dying — from the stage IV cancer she's been battling for years.

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The Maze Runner
Series: Maze Runner, Book #1
by James Dashner
Welcome to the Glade... Can You Get Out? Thomas awakens alone and confused in an elevator. He can't remember how he got there. He doesn't know anything about himself...except his name. When he gets out of the elevator, he finds other boys, 60 of them.
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Where the Wild Things Are- DAR
by Maurice Sendak Illustrated by Maurice Sendak

This Caldecott Medal winner is a whimsical fantasy about a young boy whose imagination transports him far away from problems at home to a land where almost anything can happen.

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The Invention of Hugo Cabret
by Brian Selznick Illustrated by Brian Selznick

Caldecott Honor artist Brian Selznick's lavishly illustrated debut novel is a cinematic tour de force not to be missed!

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The Tale of Despereaux
by Kate DiCamillo Illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering

Welcome to the story of Despereaux Tilling, a mouse who is in love with music, stories, and a princess named Pea. It is also the story of a rat called Roscuro, who lives in the darkness and covets a world filled with light.

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Mary Poppins
by P. L. Travers Illustrated by Mary Shepard

A blast of wind, a house-rattling bang, and the beloved magical nanny, Mary Poppins, arrives in the Banks home. Quicker than she can close her umbrella, she takes charge of the Banks children — Jane, Michael, and twins John and Barbara — and changes their lives forever.

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Bridge to Terabithia
by Katherine Paterson Illustrated by Donna Diamond

There's only one thing Jess Aarons is looking forward to in fifth grade, and that's being the fastest kid in school. He's been practicing all summer. He hasn't had much else to do, since his mom spends all her time with his four sisters and his dad is always working.

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Princess Bride
by William Goldman

Now a cult classic, this story of pirates, evil princes, sorcerers, and, most importantly, true love is packed with high adventure, swashbuckling excitement and good-natured silliness.

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Matilda
by Roald Dahl Illustrated by Quentin Blake

"The Trunchbull" is no match for Matilda!

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Stuart Little
by E. B. White Illustrated by Garth Williams

"When Mrs. Frederick C. Little's second son arrived, everybody noticed that he was not much bigger than a mouse. The truth of the matter was, the baby looked very much like a mouse in every way." So begins E.B. White's tale of a sensitive, erudite mouse that is somehow born to a family of humans. Mr. and Mrs.

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Holes
by Louis Sachar

This winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award features Stanley Yelnats, a kid who 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.

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Madeline
by Ludwig Bemelmans Illustrated by Ludwig Bemelmans

In an old, vine-covered house in Paris live 12 little girls. They wear wide-brimmed hats and matching yellow outfits, and walk in two perfect rows. Madeline is the smallest girl, and the most daring. She's not afraid to touch a mouse or go near a tiger in the zoo.

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The Secret Garden
by Frances Hodgson Burnett Illustrated by Troy Howell

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 earlier.

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Divergent
Series: Divergent Series, Book #1
by Veronica Roth

In Beatrice Prior”s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue: Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent).

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Iron Giant, The
by Ted Hughes Illustrated by Andrew Davidson
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Shiloh
by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

When 11-year-old Marty Preston finds a young beagle up in the hills behind his home near Friendly, West Virginia, he is convinced that the poor pup is in trouble.

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Harry Potter Hard Cover Boxed Set #1-7
Series: Harry Potter
by J. K. Rowling Illustrated by Mary GrandPré
HARRY POTTER BOXED SET 1-7 includes the seven phenomenal Harry Potter hardcover books by best selling author J. K. Rowling. These books are housed in a limited edition, collectible trunk-like box with sturdy handles and privacy lock. Bonus decorative stickers are included in each boxed set.



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The Lightning Thief
by Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson has ADHD, dyslexia, and a taste for trouble, so he's stuck going to a private school in upstate New York for hard-to-handle kids. If he doesn't get his life into shape, this could be the sixth school he's expelled from.


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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Series: The Chronicles of Narnia, Book #2
by C. S. Lewis Illustrated by Pauline Baynes

Air-raids over London during WWII compel four siblings — Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy — to be sent away from the city to the house of a kindly but remote Professor "who lived in the heart of the country." There is much to discover in the country: woods, mountains, owls, eagles, maybe even hawks and snakes.

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Charlotte's Web
by E. B. White Illustrated by Garth Williams

American prose stylist E.B. White presents one of the best-loved stories of all time. And a heartwarming portrait of one of the best-loved pigs of all time.

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower
by Stephen Chbosky

This is the story of what it's like to grow up in high school. More intimate than a diary, Charlie's letters are singular and unique, hilarious and devastating. We may not know where he lives. We may not know to whom he is writing. All we know is the world he shares.

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The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak
It's 1939 in Molching, Germany, and horror is everywhere. Nazi rule has divided the nation into those who are brutalized and those who are merely oppressed. Hunger, fear, and isolation reign.
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
by Roald Dahl Illustrated by Quentin Blake

In this timeless classic, Willy Wonka, a crazy chocolatier, opens his chocolate factory doors for the first time to five lucky children who have randomly purchased the coveted chocolate bars containing the golden ticket.

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Tuck Everlasting
by Natalie Babbitt

Time drags by for Winnie Foster, an eleven-year-old girl who lives in a house bordering the woods owned by her family. Winnie spends her summer days under the watchful eye of her grandmother.

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The Borrowers
Series: Borrowers, Book #1
by Mary Norton Illustrated by Joe Krush , Beth Krush

The Borrowers--the Clock family: Homily, Pod, and their fourteen-year-old daughter, Arrietty, to be precise--are tiny people who live underneath the kitchen floor of an old English country manor.

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Shrek!
by William Steig

Shrek, a horrid ogre, goes out into the world to find adventure and along the way encounters a witch, a knight in armor, a dragon, and, finally, a hideous princess, who's even uglier than he is!

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Freaky Friday
by Mary Rodgers

Annabel Andrews thinks she has a tough life. She has an annoying little brother named Ben (better known as Ape Face), her mom is always after her to clean up her room, and Boris, the boy who lives upstairs, doesn't like her a bit.

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
by L. Frank Baum Illustrated by W. W. Denslow

One of the true classics of American literature, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has stirred the imagination of young and old alike for over four generations.

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The Polar Express
by Chris Van Allsburg Illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg

Late one Christmas Eve, a boy boards a mysterious train: The Polar Express bound for the North Pole. Once there, Santa offers the boy any gift he desires. The boy asks for one bell from the harness of a reindeer. The bell is lost. On Christmas morning, the boy finds the bell under the tree.

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
by Dr. Seuss

The Grinch, whose heart is two sizes too small, hates Who-ville's holiday celebrations, and plans to steal all the presents to prevent Christmas from coming. To his amazement, Christmas comes anyway, and the Grinch discovers the true meaning of the holiday.

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Freak the Mighty
by Rodman Philbrick
A brilliant, emotionally charged novel about two boys. One is a slow learner, too large for his age, and the other is a tiny, disabled genius. The two pair up to create one formidable human force known as "Freak the Mighty". MAX. FREAK. BEST FRIENDS. FOREVER. I never had a brain until Freak came along. .
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The Lorax
by Dr. Seuss
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Inkheart
Series: The Inkheart Trilogy, Book #1
by Cornelia Funke
Meggie lives a quiet life alone with her father, a book-binder. But her father has a deep secret — he posseses an extraordinary magical power. One day a mysterious stranger arrives who seems linked to her father's past. Who is this sinister character and what does he want?
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
by Roald Dahl Illustrated by Quentin Blake

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Fantastic Mr. Fox
by Roald Dahl Illustrated by Quentin Blake

Fantastic Mr. Fox is on the run and 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. Mr. Fox would never surrender. But only the most fantastic plan ever can save him now.

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The BFG
by Roald Dahl Illustrated by Quentin Blake

Kidsnatched from her orphange by a BFG (Big Friendly Giant), who spends his life blowing happy dreams to children, Sophie concocts a plan with him to save the world from nine other man-gobbling cannybull giants.


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Twilight
Series: Twilight Saga, Book #1
by Stephenie Meyer

After seventeen-year-old Bella begins living with her father in Forks, a small town in the Olympic Peninsula, she is haunted by Edward Cullen, a mysterious and handsome boy at school who she later learns is a vampire. Unfortunately, Bella falls in love with him and puts her life at risk just to be with him.

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The Invention of Hugo Cabret
by Brian Selznick Illustrated by Brian Selznick

Caldecott Honor artist Brian Selznick's lavishly illustrated debut novel is a cinematic tour de force not to be missed!

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Because of Winn-Dixie
by Kate DiCamillo

A New York Times bestseller, a Newbery Honor winner, and the inspiration for a popular film!


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Beezus and Ramona
Series: Ramona Quimby
by Beverly Cleary Illustrated by Tracy Dockray

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.

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If I Stay
by Gayle Forman

In the blink of an eye everything changes. Seventeen -year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall what happened afterwards, watching her own damaged body being taken from the wreck.

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Horton Hears a Who!
by Dr. Seuss

Horton the elephant hears a yell coming from a small speck of dust. Horton is determined to protect the "Whos" living in "Who-ville" on the speck of dust because a person is a person no matter how small.

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Mr. Popper's Penguins
by Richard Atwater , Florence Atwater Illustrated by Robert Lawson
Mr. Popper painted and papered houses in the pretty little city of Stillwater. To look at him with his vacant expression and paint-spattered clothes and hair, one would never imagine that he would one day be the most famous person in Stillwater. Once the house-painting season is over, Mr.
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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
by Judi Barrett Illustrated by Ron Barrett

Here's another wonderfully written and illustrated story by the Barrett team.

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Coraline
by Neil Gaiman Illustrated by Dave McKean
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Harriet the Spy
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.

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