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Bookjacket for  11 birthdays

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11 birthdays 11 birthdays / Wendy Mass
After celebrating their first nine same-day birthdays together, Amanda and Leo, having fallen out on their tenth and not speaking to each other for the last year, prepare to celebrate their eleventh birthday separately but peculiar things begin to happen as the day of their birthday begins to repeat itself over and over again. Includes 10 bks. in container + 1 binder with questions, book reviews, information about the author, and sign-out sheet.

Bookjacket for A Bargain for Frances

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A Bargain for Frances A Bargain for Frances / Russell Hoban ; pictures by Lillian Hoban.
Thelma usually outsmarts Frances until Frances decides to teach her a lesson about friendship. Description 10 bks. in container + 1 binder with questions, book reviews, information about the author, and sign-out sheet.

Bookjacket for  Because of Mr. Terupt

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Because of Mr. Terupt Because of Mr. Terupt / Rob Buyea

Seven fifth-graders at Snow Hill School in Connecticut relate how their lives are changed for the better by "rookie teacher" Mr. Terupt.

10 bks. in container + 1 binder with questions, book reviews, information about the author, and sign-out sheet.


Bookjacket for  Because of Winn Dixie

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Because of Winn Dixie Because of Winn Dixie / Kate DiCamillo

Ten-year-old India Opal Buloni describes her first summer in the town of Naomi, Florida, and all the good things that happen to her because of her big ugly dog Winn-Dixie.

10 bks. in container + 1 binder with questions, book reviews, information about the author, and sign-out sheet.


Bookjacket for The BFG

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The BFG The BFG / Roald Dahl

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

10 bks. in container + 1 binder with questions, book reviews, information about the author, and sign-out sheet.


Bookjacket for  Binky the Space Cat

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Binky the Space Cat Binky the Space Cat / Ashley Spires
Binky is a space cat - at least in his own mind. He's really a house cat who has never left the family "space station." Unlike other house cats, Binky has a mission: to blast off into outer space (outside), explore unknown places (the backyard) and battle aliens (bugs). Binky must undergo rigorous training so he can repel the alien attacks that threaten his humans. 10 bks. in container + 1 binder with questions, book reviews, information about the author, and sign-out sheet.

Bookjacket for The Birchbark house

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The Birchbark house The Birchbark house / Louise Erdrich with illustrations by the author.
Omakayas, a seven-year-old Native American girl of the Ojibwa tribe, lives through the joys of summer and the perils of winter on an island in Lake Superior in 1847. 10 bks. in container + 1 binder with questions, book reviews, information about the author, and sign-out sheet.

Bookjacket for  Charlotte's Web

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Charlotte's Web Charlotte's Web / E.B. White

Wilbur, the pig, is desolate when he discovers that he is destined to be the farmer's Christmas dinner until his spider friend, Charlotte, decides to help him. Awards: Newbery Honor, 1953


Bookjacket for  Chocolate Fever

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Chocolate Fever Chocolate Fever / Robert Kimmel Smith

Henry breaks out in brown bumps as a result of eating too much chocolate. He then gets caught up in a hijacking and learns a valuable lesson about self-indulgence.


Bookjacket for The City of Ember

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The City of Ember The City of Ember / Jeanne DuPrau
In the year 241, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions. Accelerated Reader AR 5.0 9.0

Bookjacket for  Count on Pablo

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Count on Pablo Count on Pablo / Barbara deRubertis ; illustrated by Rebecca Thornburgh
Pablo demonstrates how good he is at counting while helping his grandmother, his "abuela," prepare to sell vegetables at the market. 10 bks. in container + 1 binder with questions, book reviews, information about the author, and sign-out sheet.

Bookjacket for The Cricket in Times Square

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The Cricket in Times Square The Cricket in Times Square / George Selden
Tucker is a streetwise city mouse who lives in the Times Square subway station.. He thought he'd seen it all, but he's never met a cricket before. Chester Cricket never intended to leave his Connecticut meadow, but the entrancing aroma of liverwurst from someone's picnic basket led him to New York. Now, like any tourist, he wants to look around and who better to be a guide than Tucker and his friend Harry Cat. But Chester has a hidden talent and just may be able to teach even the toughest New Yorker a thing or two. 10 bks. in container + 1 binder with questions, book reviews, information about the author, and sign-out sheet.

Bookjacket for  Crunch

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Crunch Crunch / Leslie Connor
The oldest Marriss brother, fourteen-year-old Dewey, attempts to be the "embodiment of responsibility" as he juggles the management of the family's bicycle repair business while sharing the household and farm duties with his siblings after a sudden energy crisis strands their parents far from home.

Bookjacket for  Freckle Juice

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Freckle Juice Freckle Juice / Judy Blume
Andrew wants freckles so badly that he buys Sharon's freckle recipe for fifty cents. Kit includes 10 bks. in container + 1 binder with questions, book reviews, information about the author, and sign-out sheet.

Bookjacket for  Frindle

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Frindle Frindle / Andrew Clements

When he decides to turn his fifth grade teacher's love of the dictionary around on her, clever Nick Allen invents a new word and begins a chain of events that quickly moves beyond his control.


Bookjacket for  George Washington's Socks

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George Washington's Socks George Washington's Socks / Elvira Woodruff
In the midst of a backyard campout, ten-year-old Matt and four other children find themselves transported back into the time of George Washington and the American Revolution, where they begin to live out American history firsthand and learn the sober realities of war.

Bookjacket for  Half Magic

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Half Magic Half Magic / Edward Eager

Faced with a dull summer in the city, Jane, Mark, Katharine, and Martha suddenly find themselves involved in a series of extraordinary adventures after Jane discovers an ordinary-looking coin that seems to grant wishes.


Bookjacket for  Hana's Suitcase : A True Story

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Hana's Suitcase : A True Story Hana's Suitcase : A True Story / Karen Levine
A biography of a Czech girl who died in the Holocaust, told in alternating chapters with an account of how the curator of a Japanese Holocaust center learned about her life after Hana's suitcase was sent to her.

Bookjacket for  Hatchet

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Hatchet Hatchet / Gary Paulsen
After a plane crash, thirteen-year-old Brian spends fifty-four days in the Canadian wilderness, learning to survive with only the aid of a hatchet given him by his mother, and learning also to survive his parents' divorce.

Bookjacket for  Holes

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Holes Holes / Louis Sachar
As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.

Bookjacket for The Hundred Dresses

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The Hundred Dresses The Hundred Dresses / Eleanor Estes

In winning a medal she is no longer there to receive, a tight-lipped little Polish girl teaches her classmates a lesson. Includes a note from the author's daughter, Helena Estes.


Bookjacket for  Liar & spy

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Liar & spy Liar & spy / Rebecca Stead
Seventh-grader Georges adjusts to moving from a house to an apartment, his father's efforts to start a new business, his mother's extra shifts as a nurse, being picked on at school, and Safer, a boy who wants his help spying on another resident of their building.

Bookjacket for The Lion, the witch and the wardrobe

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The Lion, the witch and the wardrobe The Lion, the witch and the wardrobe / C.S. Lewis ; illustrated by Pauline Baynes
Four English schoolchildren find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and assist Aslan, the golden lion, to triumph over the White Witch, who has cursed the land with eternal winter.

Bookjacket for  Little Women

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Little Women Little Women / Louisa May Alcott

Chronicles the joys and sorrows of the four March sisters as they grow into young ladies in nineteenth-century New England.


Bookjacket for A Long Way from Chicago

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A Long Way from Chicago A Long Way from Chicago / Richard Peck

A boy recounts his annual summer trips to rural Illinois with his sister during the Great Depression to visit their larger-than-life grandmother.


Bookjacket for The Mouse and the motorcycle

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The Mouse and the motorcycle The Mouse and the motorcycle / Beverly Cleary
A reckless young mouse named Ralph makes friends with a boy in room 215 of the Mountain View Inn and discovers the joys of motorcycling. 10 bks. in container + 1 binder with questions, book reviews, information about the author, and sign-out sheet.

Bookjacket for  My father's dragon

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My father's dragon My father's dragon / story by Ruth Stiles Gannett ; illustrations by Ruth Chrisman Gannett
A young boy determines to rescue a poor baby dragon who is being used by a group of lazy wild animals to ferry them across the river on Wild Island.

Bookjacket for  My Side of the Mountain

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My Side of the Mountain My Side of the Mountain / Jean Craighead George
A young boy relates his adventures during the year he spends living alone in the Catskill Mountains including his struggle for survival, his dependence on nature, his animal friends, and his ultimate realization that he needs human companionship.

Bookjacket for  Number the Stars

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Number the Stars Number the Stars / Lois Lowry

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.


Bookjacket for  Out of my mind

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Out of my mind Out of my mind / Sharon M. Draper.
Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time. 10 bks. in container + 1 binder with questions, book reviews, information about the author, and sign-out sheet.

Bookjacket for The Penderwicks

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The Penderwicks The Penderwicks / Jeanne Birdsall
While vacationing with their widowed father in the Berkshire Mountains, four lovable sisters, ages four through twelve, share adventures with a local boy, much to the dismay of his snobbish mother.

Bookjacket for  Rules

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Rules Rules / Cynthia Lord

Frustrated at life with an autistic brother, twelve-year-old Catherine longs for a normal existence but her world is further complicated by a friendship with an young paraplegic.


Bookjacket for  Savvy

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Savvy Savvy / Ingrid Law

Recounts the adventures of Mibs Beaumont, whose thirteenth birthday has revealed her "savvy"--a magical power unique to each member of her family--just as her father is injured in a terrible accident.


Bookjacket for  Secret Identity

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Secret Identity Secret Identity / Wendelin Van Draanen

Fifth-grader Nolan Byrd, tired of being called names by the class bully, has a secret identity--Shredderman!


Bookjacket for  Shiloh

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Shiloh Shiloh / Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

When he finds a lost beagle in the hills behind his West Virginia home, Marty tries to hide it from his family and the dog's real owner, a mean-spirited man known to shoot deer out of season and to mistreat his dogs.


Bookjacket for  Star in the Forest

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Star in the Forest Star in the Forest / Laura Resau
After eleven-year-old Zitlally's father is deported to Mexico, she takes refuge in her trailer park's forest of rusted car parts, where she befriends a spunky neighbor and finds a stray dog that she nurses back to health and believes she must keep safe so that her father will return.

Bookjacket for  When You Reach Me

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When You Reach Me When You Reach Me / Rebecca Stead

As her mother prepares to be a contestant on the 1980s television game show, "The $20,000 Pyramid," a twelve-year-old New York City girl tries to make sense of a series of mysterious notes received from an anonymous source that seems to defy the laws of time and space.


Bookjacket for  Wonder

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Wonder Wonder / R.J. Palacio.
Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.

Bookjacket for The Year of the Dog

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The Year of the Dog The Year of the Dog / Grace Lin

Frustrated at her seeming lack of talent for anything, a young Taiwanese American girl sets out to apply the lessons of the Chinese Year of the Dog, those of making best friends and finding oneself, to her own life.

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