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Beezus and Ramona
by Beverly Cleary Details
Beezus' biggest problem is her 4-year-old sister Ramona. Even though Beezus knows sisters are supposed to love each other, with a sister like Ramona, it seems impossible.
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Ramona Quimby
Bridge to Terabithia
by Katherine Paterson Details
The life of a ten-year-old boy in rural Virginia expands when he becomes friends with a newcomer who subsequently meets an untimely death trying to reach their hideaway, Terabithia, during a storm.
Charlotte's Web
by E.B. White Details
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.
Ella Enchanted
by Gail Carson Levine Details
In this novel based on the story of Cinderella, Ella struggles against the childhood curse that forces her to obey any order given to her.
Encyclopedia Brown Cracks the Case
by Donald J. Sobol Details
Ten brief cases allow the reader to match wits with ten-year-old crime-buster, Encyclopedia Brown, as he locates stolen jewels, retrieves a stuffed tiger, and more. Solutions are included at the back of the book.
Freckle Juice
by Judy Blume Details
Andrew wants freckles so badly that he buys Sharon's freckle recipe for fifty cents.
Frindle
by Andrew Clements Details
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.
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
by E. L. Konigsburg Details
Having run away with her younger brother to live in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, twelve-year-old Claudia strives to keep things in order in their new home and to become a changed person and a heroine to herself. Lexile Level: 700
Mr. Popper's Penguins
by Richard Atwater Details
The unexpected delivery of a large crate containing an Antarctic penguin changes the life and fortunes of Mr. Popper, a house painter obsessed by dreams of the Polar regions.
The BFG
by Roald Dahl Details
Kidsnatched 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.
The One and Only Ivan
by Katherine Applegate Details
When Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in a down-and-out circus-themed mall, meets Ruby, a baby elephant that has been added to the mall, he decides that he must find her a better life.
The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup and a Spool of Thread
by Kate DiCamillo Details
The adventures of Desperaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the princess that he loves, the servant girl who longs to be a princess, and a devious rat determined to bring them all to ruin.
Updated 03/08/2017

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