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The Prydain Chronicles Book One: The Book of Three
Lloyd Alexander

CD SF J ALEXANDER

A fairy tale with origins in Welsh mythology, about the imaginary kingdom of Prydain. In this fantasy Toran, Assistant Pig-Keeper, has many adventures on a harzardous mission to save Prydain from the forces of evil.


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The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy
Jeanne Birdsall

CD J BIRDSALL

This summer the Penderwick sisters are having a holiday on the grounds of a beautiful estate called Arundel. Soon they are busy discovering the summertime magic of Arundel’s sprawling gardens, treasure-filled attic, tame rabbits, and the cook who makes the best gingerbread in Massachusetts. But the best discovery of all is Jeffrey Tifton, son of Arundel’s owner, who quickly proves to be the perfect companion for their adventures. Jeffrey’s mother is not as pleased with the Penderwicks as Jeffrey is and warns the new friends to stay out of trouble. Which, of course, they will, won’t they? One thing’s for sure: it will be a summer the Penderwicks will never forget.


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James and the Giant Peach
Roald Dahl

SF CD J DAHL

When James Henry Trotter accidentally drops some magic crystals by the old peach tree, strange things start to happen. The peach at the top of the tree begins to grow, and before long it’s as big as a house. Then he discovers a secret entrance into the fruit, and when he crawls inside, he meets a bunch of marvelous oversized friends. After years of feeling like an outsider in the house of his Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker, James has finally found a place where he belongs. With a snip of the stem, the peach starts rolling away, and the exciting adventure begins!


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Ghosthunters #1: Ghosthunters and the Incredibly Revolting Ghost
Cornelia Funke

CD J FUNKE

Nine-year-old Tom Tomsky finds he has to face down not just the ASG (Averagely Spooky Ghost) in the basement, but also the IRG (Incredibly Revolting Ghost) in town. Luckily for Tom, his grandma’s best friend just happens to be the world’s foremost ghosthunter.


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A Wrinkle in Time (Madeleine L'Engle's Time Quintet)
Madeleine L'Engle

NEWBERY CD J L’ENGLE

Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg’s father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government.


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The Flint Heart
Katherine Paterson,John Paterson

SF CD J PATERSON

Long ago, in the land of Dartmoor, a magic man created an enchanted charm that granted its possessor incredible power—at the cost of the wearer’s own tenderness and compassion. After the merciless Flint Heart causes much destruction, it is lost among the moor, where a kindly farmer discovers it thousands of years later. With the Flint Heart in his possession, the once adoring father is transformed into a cruel and merciless brute.


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Clementine and the Family Meeting
Sara Pennypacker

CD JE PENNYPACKER

Third-grader Clementine tries to adjust to the news that her perfect family of four is adding a new brother or sister.


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The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles, Book 1)
Rick Riordan

SF CD J RIORDAN

Since his mother’s death six years ago, Carter Kane has been living out of a suitcase, traveling the globe with his father, the brilliant Egyptologist Dr. Julius Kane. But while Carter’s been homeschooled, his sister, Sadie, has been living with their grandparents in London. Sadie has just what Carter wants—school friends and a chance at a “normal” life. But Carter has just what Sadie longs for—time with their father.


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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1)
J.K. Rowling

SF CD J ROWLING

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.


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Moon Over Manifest
Clare Vanderpool

NEWBERY CD J VANDERPOOL

Twelve-year-old Abilene Tucker is the daughter of a drifter who, in the summer of 1936, sends her to stay with an old friend in Manifest, Kansas, where he grew up. When she discovers a hidden box full of mementos, including old letters, Abilene and her new friends head off on a hunt through the past. As Manifest’s secrets are laid bare, she begins to weave her own story into the fabric of the town.


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Young Fredle
Cynthia Voigt

CD J VOIGT

Fredle, a young mouse cast out of his home, faces dangers and predators outside, makes some important discoveries and allies, and learns the meaning of freedom as he struggles to return home.


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Charlotte's Web
E.B. White

CD J 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.


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The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place (The Mysterious Howling)
Maryrose Wood

MYS CD J WOOD

Fifteen-year-old Miss Penelope Lumley, a recent graduate of the Swanburne Academy for Poor Bright Females, is hired as governess to three young children who have been raised by wolves and must teach them to behave in a civilized manner quickly, in preparation for a Christmas ball.


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