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  Cover Art: The Wolves of Willoughby Chase Aiken, Joan
The Wolves of Willoughby Chase
Cousins Bonnie and Sylvia and their friend Simon face many adventures when their governess sends them to stay with her brutal sister. First book in the Wolves Chronicles.
168 p. 1962
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: The Book of Three Alexander, Lloyd
The Book of Three
Taran, the assistant pig-keeper, longs to be a hero. He begins his journey to heroism with a strange assortment of companions on a dangerous mission to save his beloved homeland, Prydain. First book of the Chronicles of Prydain.
190 p. 1999 [originally published in 1964]
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Sounder Armstrong, William Howard
Sounder
Angry and humiliated when his sharecropper father is jailed for stealing food for his family, a young Black boy grows in courage and understanding by learning to read.
116 p. 1969
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  Cover Art: The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle Avi
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
As the lone young lady on a transatlantic voyage in 1832, Charlotte learns that the captain is murderous and the crew rebellious. Includes ship illustrations in an appendix.
215 p. 1990
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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. 1975
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  Cover Art: The Indian in the Cupboard Banks, Lynne Reid
The Indian in the Cupboard
A nine-year-old boy receives a plastic Indian, a cupboard, and a little key for his birthday and finds himself involved in adventure when the Indian comes to life in the cupboard and befriends him. First in the series.
181 p. 1980 [originally published in 1969]
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  Cover Art: The House with a Clock in Its Walls Bellairs, John
The House with a Clock in Its Walls
A boy goes to live with his magician uncle in a mansion that has a clock hidden in the walls which is ticking off the minutes until doomsday. First of the Lewis Barnavelt series.
179 p. 1973
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Superfudge Blume, Judy
Superfudge
Peter describes the highs and lows of life with his younger brother, Fudge.
166 p. 1980
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  Cover Art: A String in the Harp Bond, Nancy
A String in the Harp
Relates what happens to three American children, unwillingly transplanted to Wales for one year, when one of them finds an ancient harp-tuning key that takes him back to the time of the great sixth-century bard Taliesin.
370 p. 1976
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Incredible Journey Burnford, Sheila Every
The Incredible Journey
A siamese cat, an old bull terrier, and a young labrador retriever travel together 250 miles through the Canadian wilderness to find their family.
145 p. 1961
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  Cover Art: The Mouse and the Motorcycle Cleary, Beverly
The Mouse and the Motorcycle
A reckless young mouse named Ralph makes friends with a boy in room 215 of the Mountain View Inn and discovers the joys of motorcycling. Sequels: Runaway Ralph and Ralph S. Mouse.
186 P. 2006 [originally published in 1965]
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  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
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  Cover Art: Over Sea Under Stone Cooper, Susan
Over Sea Under Stone
Three children on vacation in Cornwall find an ancient manuscript which sends them on a dangerous quest that entraps them in the eternal battle between the forces of the Light and the Dark. First in the Dark Is Rising sequence.
243 p. 1989 [originally published in 1965]
Teen Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: The Watsons Go to Birmingham, 1963 Curtis, Christopher Paul
The Watsons Go to Birmingham, 1963
The ordinary interactions and everyday routines of the Watsons, an African American family living in Flint, Michigan, are drastically changed after they go to visit Grandma in Alabama in the summer of 1963.
210 p. 1995
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  Cover Art: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Dahl, Roald
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Each of five children lucky enough to discover an entry ticket into Mr. Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory takes advantage of the situation in his own way.
162 p. 2004 [originally published in 1964}
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  Cover Art: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane DiCamillo, Kate
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
Edward Tulane, a cold-hearted and proud toy rabbit, loves only himself until he is separated from the little girl who adores him and travels across the country, acquiring new owners and listening to their hopes, dreams, and histories.
198 p. 2006
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  Cover Art: The Great Brain Fitzgerald, John Dennis
The Great Brain
The exploits of the Great Brain of Adenville, Utah are described by his younger brother, frequently the victim of the Great Brain's schemes for gaining prestige or money. First book of the Great Brain series.
175 p. 1969 [originally published in 1967]
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  Cover Art: Harriet the Spy Fitzhugh, Louise
Harriet the Spy
Eleven-year-old Harriet is a spy, plans to be a writer, and keeps a secret notebook filled with thoughts and notes on her schoolmates and people she observes on her after school spy route. However, her classmates find out and read her notebook, retaliate, and she learns that writing is not to use against your friends.
300 p. 1964
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  Cover Art: The Whipping Boy Fleischman, Sid
The Whipping Boy
A bratty prince and his whipping boy have many adventures when they inadvertently trade places after becoming involved with dangerous outlaws.
90 p. 1986
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  Cover Art: Dragon's Milk Fletcher, Susan
Dragon's Milk
Kaeldra, an outsider adopted by an Elythian family as a baby, possesses the power to understand dragons and uses this power to try to save her younger sister who needs dragon's milk to recover from an illness. First book in the Dragon Chronicles.
242 p. 1989
Children's Fiction Book
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