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Discussion Guides - Children's Books
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  Cover Art: The Book of Three Alexander, Lloyd
The Book of Three
Taran, Assistant Pig-Keeper to a famous oracular sow, sets out on a hazardous mission to save Prydain from the forces of evil.
190 p. 1999
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: May Bird and the Ever After Anderson, Jodi Lynn
May Bird and the Ever After
Lonely and shy, ten-year-old May Ellen Bird has no idea what awaits her when she falls into the lake and enters The Ever After, home of ghosts and the Bogeyman.
317 p. 2005
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Home of the Brave Applegate, Katherine
Home of the Brave
Kek, an African refugee, is confronted by many strange things at the Minneapolis home of his aunt and cousin, as well as in his fifth grade classroom, and longs for his missing mother, but finds comfort in the company of a cow and her owner.
267 p. 2009
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Poppy Avi
Poppy
Poppy the deer mouse urges her family to move next to a field of corn big enough to feed them all forever, but Mr. Ocax, a terrifying owl, has other ideas.
147 p. 1995
Children's Fiction Book
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Author Website:
http://www.avi-writer.com
  Cover Art: S.O.R. losers Avi
S.O.R. losers
Each member of the South Orange River seventh-grade soccer team has qualities of excellence, but not on the soccer field.
90 p. 1984
Children's Fiction Book
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Author Website:
http://www.avi-writer.com
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  Cover Art: Crispin: The Cross of Lead Avi,
Crispin: The Cross of Lead
Falsely accused of theft and murder, an orphaned peasant boy in fourteenth-century England flees his village and meets a larger-than-life juggler who holds a dangerous secret.
262 p. 2002
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Tuck Everlasting Babbitt, Natalie
Tuck Everlasting
A family accidentally stumbles upon a spring with water endowing them with the gift of eternal life. Seventy years later, without having grown a day older, they are discovered by a young girl who learns their secret.
171 p. 2000
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Chasing Vermeer Balliett, Blue
Chasing Vermeer
When seemingly unrelated and strange events start to happen and a precious Vermeer painting disappears, eleven-year-olds Petra and Calder combine their talents to solve an international art scandal.
254 p. 2004
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: The Lost Years of Merlin Barron, T. A.
The Lost Years of Merlin
A young boy who has no identity nor memory of his past washes ashore on the coast of Wales and finds his true name after a series of fantastic adventures.
326 p. 1996
Children's Fiction Book
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Author Website:
www.tabarron.com
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  Cover Art: The Magic Half Barrows, Annie
The Magic Half
Eleven-year-old Miri Gill feels left out in her family, which has two sets of twins and her, until she travels back in time to 1935 and discovers Molly, her own lost twin, and brings her back to the present day.
211 p. 2008
Children's Fiction Book
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Author Website:
http://www.anniebarrows.com
  Cover Art: Runt Bauer, Marion Dane
Runt
Runt, the smallest wolf cub in the litter, seeks to prove himself to his father King and the rest of the pack and to earn a new name.
138 p. 2002
Children's Fiction Book
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Author Website:
http://www.mariondanebauer.com
  Cover Art: The Penderwicks Birdsall, Jeanne
The Penderwicks
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.
262 p. 2005
Children's Fiction Book
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Author Website:
http://www.jeannebirdsall.com
  Cover Art: The Lacemaker and the Princess Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker
The Lacemaker and the Princess
In 1788, eleven-year-old Isabelle, living with her lacemaker grandmother and mother near the palace of Versailles, becomes close friends with Marie Antoinette's daughter, Princess Therese, and finds their relationship complicated not only by their different social class but by the growing political unrest and resentment of the French people.
199 p. 2007
Children's Fiction Book BRADLEY
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Author Website:
http://kimberlybrubakerbradley.com/
  Cover Art: Shakespeare's Secret Broach, Elise
Shakespeare's Secret
Named after a character in a Shakespeare play, misfit sixth-grader Hero becomes interested in exploring this unusual connection because of a valuable diamond supposedly hidden in her new house, an intriguing neighbor, and the unexpected attention of the most popular boy in school.
250 p. 2005
Children's Fiction Book BROACH
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Author Website:
http://www.elisebroach.com/
  Cover Art: Molly Moon's Incredible Book of Hypnotism Byng, Georgia
Molly Moon's Incredible Book of Hypnotism
Unlucky and unloved, Molly Moon, living in a dreary orphanage in a small English town, discovers a hidden talent for hypnotism and hypnotizes her way to stardom in New York City.
371 p. 2002
Children's Fiction Book BYNG
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  Cover Art: Moving Day Cabot, Meg
Moving Day
Nine-year-old Allie Finkle has rules for everything and is even writing her own rule book, but her world is turned upside-down when she learns that her family is moving across town, which will mean a new house, school, best friend, and plenty of new rules.
228 p. 2008
Children's Fiction Book CABOT
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Author Website:
http://alliefinkle.scholastic.com/ www.megca
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  Cover Art: The Brave Apprentice Catanese, P. W.
The Brave Apprentice
Meet Patch Ridling. He's a tailor's simple apprentice in the remote village of Crossfield. He's a hard worker who's never wanted for much, except a little adventure. When he rescues his friend Osbert from an aging troll, Patch finds himself the town hero. Word of his bravery quickly spreads throughout the country side, and Patch is summoned to the king's castle. King Milo needs his help to wage war on a gang of trolls threatening to destroy the kingdom. Soon Patch finds himself engaged in an all-out battle against the trolls. With only the help of a fool named Simon and a maddening riddle, can Patch figure out the trolls' fatal flaw? Or is the kingdom destined to perish?
224 p. 2005
Children's Fiction Book CATANES
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Author Website:
http://www.pwcatanese.com/index.htm
  Cover Art: Al Capone Does My Shirts Choldenko, Gennifer
Al Capone Does My Shirts
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.
228 p. 2004
Teen Fiction Book CHOLDEN
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Author Website:
http://www.choldenko.com
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  Cover Art: Ramona Quimby, Age 8 Cleary, Beverly
Ramona Quimby, Age 8
The further adventures of the Quimby family as Ramona enters the third grade.
190 p. 1981
Children's Fiction Book CLEARY
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Author Website:
http://www.beverlycleary.com
  Cover Art: Frindle Clements, Andrew
Frindle
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.
105 p. 1996
Children's Fiction Book CLEMENT
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Author Website:
http://www.andrewclements.com/
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