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A Long Way from Chicago: A Novel in Stories
by Richard Peck Details
A boy recounts his annual summer trips to rural Illinois with his sister during the Great Depression to visit their larger-than-life grandmother. Lexile Level: 750
Forever . . .
by Judy Blume Details
Two high school seniors believe their love to be so strong that it will last forever.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
by J.K. Rowling Details
Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Wizards and Witches.
The Golden Compass
by Philip Pullman Details
Accompanied by her daemon, Lyra Belacqua sets out to prevent her best friend and other kidnapped children from becoming the subject of gruesome experiments in the Far North.
The Lightning Thief
by Rick Riordan Details
Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson learns he is a demigod, the son of a mortal woman and Poseidon, god of the sea. His mother sends him to a summer camp for demigods where he and his new friends set out on a quest to prevent a war between the gods. (Film title: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief)
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
by C.S. Lewis Details
Four English schoolchildren find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and assist its ruler, the golden lion Aslan, to triumph over the White Witch, who has cursed the land with eternal winter.
The Outsiders
by S.E. Hinton Details
The struggle of three brothers to stay together after their parent's death and their quest for identity among the conflicting values of their adolescent society.
Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos
by R.L. La Fevers Details
Twelve-year-old Theo uses arcane knowledge and her own special talent when she encounters two secret societies, one sworn to protect the world from ancient Egyptian magic and one planning to harness it to bring chaos to the world, both of which want a valuable artifact stolen from the London museum for which her parents work.
Twilight
by Stephenie Meyer Details
When seventeen-year-old Bella leaves Phoenix to live with her father in Forks, Washington, she meets an exquisitely handsome boy at school for whom she feels an overwhelming attraction and who she comes to realize is not wholly human.
Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Poems & Drawings of Shel Silverstein
by Shel Silverstein Details
A boy who turns into a TV set and a girl who eats a whale are only two of the characters in a collection of humorous poetry illustrated with the author's own drawings.
Updated 10/11/2011
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