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Betty Bunny loves Easter

Betty Bunny loves Easter

by written by Michael B Kaplan
Ages 4 - 8
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Betty Bunny wants to be the Easter Bunny when she grows up, but is having a difficult time finding eggs during the neighborhood Easter egg hunt.

more like this: [rabbits] [easter] [easter eggs]

Back in time :

Back in time : the second journey through time

by Geronimo Stilton
Ages 9 - 12
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Geronimo Stilton travels back in time to ancient Rome, the great Mayan Empire and the palace of Versailles during the age of the Sun King, where he experiences wild historical adventures.

more like this: [funny] [mice] [adventures] [geronimo stilton] [travels]

You are my heart

You are my heart

by Marianne Richmond
Ages 4 - 8
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Illustrations and simple, rhyming text reveal the hopes and dreams of a parent which begin even before a child is born, and are demonstrated through shared giggles, wonderment, grumpiness, and, especially, love.

more like this: [growing up] [rhymes] [parent] [child]

Yoda :

Yoda : the story of a cat and his kittens

by Beth Stern with K A Alistir
Ages 4 - 8
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Sometimes ... miracles have bright blue eyes, a long fluffy tail, soft white fur, and are named... Yoda.

more like this: [animals] [cats] [kittens]

Puppy's big day

Puppy's big day

by Nick Bruel
Ages 9 - 12
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Uncle Murray takes Puppy on a walk on a day that Bad Kitty is being unusually difficult, but has several unpleasant encounters with a police officer and one mean dog along the way. Text is interspersed with information about dog behavior, pet care, and more.

more like this: [dogs] [cats] [bad kitty] [popular characters]

Mr. Ferris and his wheel

Mr. Ferris and his wheel

by Kathryn Gibbs Davis
Ages 4 - 8
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Examines how the engineer George Ferris invented and constructed the amusement park ride that bears his name for the 1893 Chicago World's Fair.

more like this: [biographies] [inventors] [things that go] [ferris wheels]

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

by Nick Hunter
Ages 9 - 12
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What makes Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, extraordinary? Read this book to find out. We explore her life before she joined the British Royal Family: her childhood, education, professional accomplishments, and her road to marrying Prince William. Read about others' perspectives on her, and how she has broken boundaries by leading a very different to those led by the royal women in Britain of the past.

more like this: [biographies] [princesses] [princes]

Hello, I'm Johnny Cash

Hello, I'm Johnny Cash

by G Neri
Ages 9 - 12
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A portrait of the legendary country music star is told through lyrical free verse that conveys information about his impoverished childhood and the extraordinary talent that enabled his career and rise to success on the world stage.

more like this: [biographies] [musicians] [great nonfiction] [johnny cash] [country musicians]

5,000 awesome facts 2 (about everything!).

5,000 awesome facts 2 (about everything!).

National Geographic
Ages 9 - 12
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Provides five thousand facts about everything from water parks and hair to manners and fossils.

more like this: [great nonfiction] [curiosities] [wonders] [national geographics]

Everything World War I

Everything World War I

by Karen Latchana Kenney
Ages 9 - 12
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A one hundredth anniversary tribute introduces World War I's key events, major battles, and most prominent players, incorporating informative photography, maps, and an interactive glossary.

more like this: [world wars]

Children growing up with war

Children growing up with war

by Jenny Matthews
Ages 9 - 12
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Provides a candid look at young lives upended by violence and strife around the world, including such nations as Rwanda, Lebanon, and Afghanistan.

more like this: [wars] [children] [refugees]

Finding Serendipity

Finding Serendipity

by Angelica Banks
Ages 9 - 12
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When Tuesday McGillycuddy and her beloved dog Baxterr discover that Tuesday's mother--the famous author Serendipity Smith--has gone missing, they set out on a magical adventure. In their quest to find Serendipity, they discover the mysterious and unpredictable place that stories come from.

more like this: [friends] [magic] [adventures] [ebooks]

Animals that make me say wow!

Animals that make me say wow!

by Dawn Cusick
Ages 9 - 12
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This book celebrates amazing animal surprises from all over the world with one-of-a-kind photographs from the NWF archives.

more like this: [animals] [camouflage] [protective coloration]

How they choked :

How they choked : failures, flops, and flaws of the awfully famous

by Georgia Bragg
Ages 9 - 12
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Everyone makes mistakes. Sometimes, epic failures even lead to super successes . . . sometimes they become deep dark secrets. But remember—to fail is human, to laugh about our shortcomings divine.

more like this: [inventions] [great nonfiction] [history] [errors] [celebrities]

Animalium

Animalium

by Jenny Broom
Ages 9 - 12
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Welcome to Animalium. This museum is open all hours. It houses an astonishing collection of more than 160 animals for visitors of all ages. Learn how animals have evolved, see inside the dissection laboratory, and discover the amazing variety of habitats on Earth.

more like this: [animals] [great nonfiction]

Neighborhood sharks :

Neighborhood sharks : hunting with the great whites of California's Farallon Islands

by Katherine Roy
Ages 9 - 12
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"An up close look at the ocean's most fearsome and famous predator and the scientists who study them--just twenty-six miles from the Golden Gate Bridge"

more like this: [great nonfiction] [shark] [farallon islands]

The left behinds :

The left behinds : the iPhone that saved George Washington

by David Potter
Ages 9 - 12
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Three students, Mel, Bev, and Brandon, left behind at their prestigious school during Christmas break, find themselves in 1776 New Jersey with General George Washington dead at their feet, and twelve-year-old Mel must find a way, using his iPhone, to set things right.

more like this: [adventures] [time travel] [george washington] [benjamin franklin] [iphones]

Dear Mr. Washington

Dear Mr. Washington

by Lynn Cullen
Ages 4 - 8
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In April, 1796, young Charlotte Stuart writes a series of letters to George Washington, whose portrait is being painted by her father, reporting on her efforts and those of her brothers to follow the rules of good behavior in the book Mr. Washington gave them.

more like this: [families] [behavior] [brothers and sisters] [george washington] [etiquette] [more to explore]

Paddington :

Paddington : the junior novel

adapted by Jeanne Willis
Ages 9 - 12
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When Paddington arrives in London, he's excited to explore the city that he's heard so much about. Thanks to a stroke of luck, he meets Mr. and Mrs. Brown at the train station. They welcome him into their home and agree to help him find the explorer who visited his family in Peru.

more like this: [london] [families] [bear]

Big magic for little hands

Big magic for little hands

by Joshua Jay
Ages 9 - 12
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25 ... illusions for young magicians: perform a Houdini-inspired escape, vanish your homework, scare the pants off your parents, levitate your brother, command a crowd

more like this: [magic] [magic tricks]

First snow

First snow

by Peter McCarty
Ages 4 - 8
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When Pedro comes from far away to visit his cousins, who are eager to introduce him to snow, all Pedro can think about at first is how much he dislikes cold.

more like this: [science] [nature] [snow] [cousins]

Love always everywhere

Love always everywhere

by Sarah Massini
Ages 4 - 8
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A simple look at the universality of love.

more like this: [love] [growing up] [stories in rhyme]

Grace : girl of the year

Grace : girl of the year

by Mary Casanova
Ages 9 - 12
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Nine-year-old Grace likes having a plan but she must find a way to be flexible and open to new ideas when she goes to Paris with her mother and has trouble getting along with her cousin, while at home her friends start the business she proposed without her.

more like this: [friends] [american girl] [cousins] [paris]

Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood

by Brothers Grimm
Ages 9 - 12
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Little Red Riding Hood learns valuable lessons about trusting sweet-talk and talking to strangers in her trek across the woods.

more like this: [fairy tales]

Anna & Elsa. all hail the queen

Anna & Elsa. 1. All hail the queen

by Erica David
Ages 9 - 12
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Adventurous Anna and snow magic-wielding Elsa explore the mountains, fjords and palace of their kingdom while getting to know each other as sisters.

more like this: [fantasy] [magic] [sisters] [queens] [frozen]

Chasing freedom

Chasing freedom

by Nikki Grimes
Ages 4 - 8
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In this imaginative biographical story, Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony sit down over a cup of tea in 1904 to reminisce about their struggles and triumphs in the service of freedom and women's rights.

more like this: [biographies] [black history] [womens history] [underground railroad]

Charlie the ranch dog : stuck in the mud

Charlie the ranch dog : stuck in the mud

by Ree Drummond
Ages 4 - 8
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When Charlie the ranch dog tries to help Abigail the calf, who is stuck in the mud, he gets stuck too.

more like this: [dogs] [easy readers] [cows]

Animal faces

Animal faces

by Penelope Arlon
Ages 4 - 8
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Most animals have many features in common with one another--eyes, noses, ears, mouths--so it's amazing that there are so many different-looking faces in the world!

more like this: [animals] [great nonfiction]

Unleashed

Unleashed

by Gordon Korman
Ages 9 - 12
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Luthor the Doberman, a former attack dog, has a good home with Savannah Drysdale, but every time a certain truck passes he goes into a frenzy, while Griffin Bing is caught up in trying to beat his rival, Darren Vader, at an invention contest.

more like this: [inventions] [dogs] [mysteries] [swindle mystery]

Star rise

Star rise

by Kathryn Lasky
Ages 9 - 12
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As the filly Estrella leads her herd north to good grass and water, the stallion Hold On, blinded in the canyon fire, is found by the human boy Tijo, who has an ability to understand horses that sets him apart from other humans--but when Hold On and Tijo catch up with the herd, Estrella must decide whether or not the horses should accept this boy or drive him away.

more like this: [horses] [horses of the dawn]

Elephantastic!

Elephantastic!

by Michael Engler
Ages 4 - 8
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Andrew finds a mysterious box in his hallway with a talking stuffed elephant inside! The two friends set off on an adventure. It's a wonderful afternoon--until Mommy interrupts. It turns out the box was meant for someone else.

more like this: [elephants] [toys] [growing up]

Home is the place

Home is the place : the fourth generation

by Ann M Martin
Ages 9 - 12
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Georgia cannot figure out what's going on in her family. Her mother, Francie, is extremely overprotective. Her grandmother, Dana, and her great-grandmother, Abby, don't speak to each other. And Georgia's great-great-grandmother also had some secrets that nobody else knows about.

more like this: [historical fiction] [secrets] [families] [family tree]

Alistair Grim's Odditorium

Alistair Grim's Odditorium

by Gregory Furnaro
Ages 9 - 12
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In Victorian England, Grubb, an orphan about twelve years old, escapes his life of drudgery as a chimney sweep's apprentice and finds himself in a very strange house filled with magical objects and creatures, but soon he learns that there are dark forces seeking his new master.

more like this: [orphans] [magic] [apprentices]

Danger in the darkest hour

Danger in the darkest hour

by Mary Pope Osborne
Ages 9 - 12
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The magic tree house has taken Jack and Annie back in time to England in 1944. England is fighting for its life in World War II. Before long, Jack and Annie find themselves parachuting into Normandy, France, behind enemy lines. The date is June 5. Will the brave brother and sister team be able to make a difference during one of the darkest times in history?

more like this: [magic] [time travel] [world war ii] [magic tree house]


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