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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
Series: Paddington Bear
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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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: Official Illustrated Movie Companion
by Kate Egan
The New York Times bestseller by Suzanne Collins is now a major motion picture. This is your guide to all of the movie's excitement, both in front of the camera and behind it.

Go behind the scenes of the making of "The Hunger Games" with exclusive images and interviews.

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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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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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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
Series: Madeline, Book #1
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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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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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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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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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Series: 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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