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Children's Summer Reading
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Island of the Blue Dolphins
Island of the Blue Dolphins
by Scott O'Dell
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The winner of the 1961 Newbery Medal, this novel is the story of a young Indian girl who is left alone on a beautiful but isolated island off the coast of California for 18 years. She is not only surviving through her enormous courage and self-reliance... (read more)

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The Phantom Tollbooth
The Phantom Tollbooth
by Norton Juster
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Illustrated in black-and-white. This ingenious fantasy centers around Milo, a bored ten-year-old who comes home to find a large toy tollbooth sitting in his room. Joining forces with a watchdog named Tock, Milo drives through the tollbooth's gates and... (read more)

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Where the Red Fern Grows
Where the Red Fern Grows
by Wilson Rawls
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Billy, Old Dan and Little Ann -- a Boy and His Two Dogs... A loving threesome, they ranged the dark hills and river bottoms of Cherokee country. Old Dan had the brawn, Little Ann had the brains -- and Billy had the will to train them to be the finest... (read more)

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Bud, Not Buddy
Bud, Not Buddy
by Christopher Paul Curtis
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Its 1936, in Flint, Michigan, and when 10-year-old Bud decides to hit the road to find his father, nothing can stop him.... (read more)

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Harriet the Spy
Harriet the Spy
by Louise Fitzhugh
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Harriet M. Welsch is a spy. In her notebook, she writes down everything she knows about everyone, even her classmates and her best friends. Then Harriet loses track of her notebook, and it ends up in the wrong hands. Before she can stop them, her friends... (read more)

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Johnny Tremain (Yearling Newbery)
Johnny Tremain (Yearling Newbery)
by Esther Forbes
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Johnny Tremain, a young apprentice silversmith, is caught up in the danger and excitement of 1775 Boston, just before the Revolutionary War. But even more gripping than living through the drama of Revolutionary Boston is the important discovery Johnny... (read more)

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Number the Stars (Yearling Newbery)
Number the Stars (Yearling Newbery)
by Lois Lowry
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Its 1943 Copenhagen and the Jews of Denmark are being “relocated,” so Annemarie Johansens best friend, Ellen, moves in with the Johansens and pretends to be part of the family. When Annemarie is asked to go on a dangerous mission, she must... (read more)

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Thimble Summer (Yearling Newbery)
Thimble Summer (Yearling Newbery)
by Elizabeth Enright
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When Garnet finds a silver thimble in the sand by the river, she is sure its magical. But is it magical enough to help her pig, Timmy, win a blue ribbon on Fair Day?... (read more)

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The Door in the Wall
The Door in the Wall
by Marguerite de Angeli
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As the son of a nobleman, Robins destiny is changed suddenly when he falls ill and loses the use of his legs. When the great castle of Lindsay is in danger, Robin discovers that there is more than one way to serve his king.... (read more)

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The Egypt Game (Yearling Newbery)
The Egypt Game (Yearling Newbery)
by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
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When Melanie Ross and April Hall begin to play the Egypt Game, everyone thinks it's just a game until strange things begin happening to the players. Has the Egypt Game gone too far?... (read more)

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The Slave Dancer
The Slave Dancer
by Paula Fox
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Snatched from the docks of New Orleans, 13-year-old Jessie is thrown aboard a slave ship where he is sickened by the horrible practices of the slave business. But they are nothing compared to the one final horror that Jessie will witness. Can the cruelty... (read more)

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The Incredible Journey
The Incredible Journey
by Sheila Burnford
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Instinct told them that the way home lay to the west. And so the doughty young Labrador retriever, the roguish bull terrier and the indomitable Siamese set out through the Canadian wilderness. Separately, they would soon have died. But, together, the... (read more)

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A Wrinkle in Time
A Wrinkle in Time
by Madeleine L'Engle
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This special edition of A Wrinkle in Time includes a new essay that explores the science behind the fantasy. Rediscover one of the most beloved children's books of all time: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle: Meg Murray, her little brother Charles... (read more)

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Story of Doctor Doolittle (88 Edition)
Story of Doctor Doolittle (88 Edition)
by Hugh Lofting
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In this first book in the series, Doctor Dolittle discovers that he can talk to the animals--Jip the dog, Dab Dab the duck, Polynesia the parrot.... (read more)

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The Swiss Family Robinson
The Swiss Family Robinson
by Johann Wyss
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“For many days we had been tempest-tossed…the raging storm increased in fury until on the seventh day all hope was lost.” From these dire opening lines, a timeless story of adventure begins. One family will emerge alive from this... (read more)

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The Cricket in Times Square (Yearling Newbery)
The Cricket in Times Square (Yearling Newbery)
by George Selden
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After Chester, a cricket, arrives in the Times Square subway station via a picnic basket from his native Connecticut, he takes up residence in the Bellini's newsstand. There, the tiny creature is lucky enough to find three good friends: a little boy... (read more)

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The Witch of Blackbird Pond (Yearling Newbery)
The Witch of Blackbird Pond (Yearling Newbery)
by Elizabeth George Speare
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After her grandfathers death Kit leaves Barbados for New England. She is shocked by the gray, damp landscape and the Puritanical lifestyle of her uncles household. Fitting in is not easy, and her only friend is believed to be a witch. Kit must choose... (read more)

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The High King (Chronicles of Prydain #5)
The High King (Chronicles of Prydain #5)
by Lloyd Alexander
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When the sword of dyrnwyn, the most powerful weapon inthe kingdom of Prydain, falls into the hands of Arawn-Death-Lord, Taran, Assistant Pig-Keeper, and Prince Gwydion raise an army to march against Arawn's terrible cohorts. After a winter expedition... (read more)

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A Single Shard (Yearling Newbery)
A Single Shard (Yearling Newbery)
by Linda Sue Park
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Tree-ear, an orphan, lives under a bridge in Chulpo, a potters village famed for delicate celadon ware. He has become fascinated with the potters craft; he wants nothing more than to watch master potter Min at work, and he dreams of making a pot of his... (read more)

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