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The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
CD JSJ LEWIS
Four adventurous siblings--Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie-- step through a wardrobe door and into the land of Narnia, a land frozen in eternal winter and enslaved by the power of the White Witch.
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
SF CD TOLKIEN
Bilbo Baggins, a middle-aged hobbit, reluctantly agrees to participate in an adventure with a band of Dwarves who seek to relaim their stolen treasure from an unpleasant Dragon named Smaug.
Matilda by Roald Dahl
SF CD J DAHL
Child genius, Matilda, applies her untapped mental powers to rid the school of the evil, child-hating headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, and restore her nice teacher, Miss Honey, to financial security.
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
NEWBERY CD J APPLEGATE
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.
Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers
CLASSIC CD J TRAVERS
An extraordinary English nanny blows in on the East Wind with her parrot-headed umbrella and magic carpetbag and introduces her charges, Jane and Michael, to some delightful people and experiences.
Pax by Sara Pennypacker
CD J PENNYPACKER
When his father enlists in the military and makes him return his pet fox to the wild, Peter, who has been sent to live with his grandfather hundreds of miles away, embarks on a journey filled with discoveries in order to be reunited with his fox.
The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
CD J SNICKET
After the sudden death of their parents, the three Baudelaire children must depend on each other and their wits when it turns out that the distant relative who is appointed their guardian is determined to use any means necessary to get their fortune.
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
NEWBERY CD TEEN GAIMAN
Nobody Owens is a normal boy, except that he has been raised by ghosts and other denizens of the graveyard.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by 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.
How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell
SF J COWELL
Chronicles the adventures and misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third as he tries to pass the important initiation test of his Viking clan, the Tribe of the Hairy Hooligans, by catching and training a dragon.
Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko
HIST CD TEEN CHOLDENKO
A twelve-year-old boy named Moose moves to Alcatraz Island in 1935 when guards' families were housed there, and has to contend with his extraordinary new environment in addition to life with his autistic sister.
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
SF CD TEEN RIORDAN
After learning that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea, Percy Jackson is transferred from boarding school to Camp Half-Blood, a summer camp for demigods, and becomes involved in a quest to prevent a war between the gods.
Magyk by Angie Sage
SF CD J SAGE
After learning that she is the Princess, Jenna is whisked from her home and carried toward safety by the Extraordinary Wizard and a young guard known only as Boy 412--pursued by agents of those who killed her mother ten years earlier.
The Spiderwick Chronicles by Tony DiTerlizzi
SF CD J DITERLIZZI
Three siblings discover an old book with pictures of fantastic creatures in the spooky old house in which they live with their Aunt Lucinda.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
SF CD J BAUM
Dorothy is transported by a cyclone to the world of Oz, where she meets friends Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, and Cowardly Lion, sees the wondrous Emerald City and its ruling wizard, and defeats the wicked Witch of the West.
The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
CD J DICAMILLO
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.
The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall
CD J 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.
The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden
CD J SELDEN
Tells the story of a country cricket who lands in the middle of New York's Times Square where he and his newfound friends, Tucker Mouse and Harry Cat, put his unique musical skills to use and bring joy to the citizens of New York.
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
SF CD TEEN FUNKE
Twelve-year-old Meggie learns that her father, who repairs and binds books for a living, can "read" fictional characters to life when one of those characters abducts them and tries to force him into service.
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L' Engle
NEWBERY CD J L'ENGLE
Meg and Charles Wallace set out with their friend Calvin in a search for their father. His top secret job as a physicist for the government has taken him away and the children search through time and space to find him.
Frindle by Andrew Clements
CD JSJ C
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
Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu
SF CD J URSU
Hazel and Jack are best friends until an accident with a magical mirror and a run-in with a villainous queen find Hazel on her own, entering an enchanted wood in the hopes of saving Jack's life.
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
BIOGRAPHY CD JNF WOODSON
In vivid poems that reflect the joy of finding her voice through writing stories, an award-winning author shares what it was like to grow up in the 1960s and 1970s in both the North and the South.
Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
CLASSIC 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.