Stranded
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A quick moving adventure about four kids in a blended family. The story starts as they are on a sailing trip with their uncle for some bonding time. They have to figure out how to work together to survive when they are caught in a storm and shipwrecked. An action filled story that leaves you wanting to read the second book to find out what happens next and if they will be found.
Before After
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This book uses beautiful and creative pictures to show what can come before and after. A caterpillar can climb a plant, eat the plant, then turn into a butterfly. Great book to use with kids and have them explain what is happening on each page.
Lionboy
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An adventure about a boy who can talk to cats. His parents have been kidnapped and he is trying to get them back with the help of cats he meets along the way. It is a good story set in a future when people no longer drive cars due to too much pollution that had been causing health problems.
Hope Unseen
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An inspiring story about a military officer who is injured and blinded while serving. When injured, the military tried to discharge him but his wife refused to sign the papers. Scotty Smiley became the U.S. Army’s first blind active-duty officer and faced many personal challenges along the way. What he has experienced since then will inspire and push you to do more yourself.
Flora And Ulysses
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A great fiction chapter book that is combined with a little graphic novel. Flora, a young cynical girl who likes comics, rescues a squirrel from a vacuum cleaner. She then finds out that he is developing superhero-like powers as a side effect of the accident. Their adventures introduce them to interesting characters as they go through the town. A good story that ends on a warm fuzzy note.
Outlander
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This book incorporates historical fiction, sci-fi, romance, and adventure all in one. Great story about Claire Randall who accidentally travels through time and finds herself in Scotland in the year 1743. It follows her journey as she tries to get home while avoiding English soldiers, being suspected as a spy and witch, and falling deeply, and unexpectedly, in love.
Catch Me If You Can
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The story of an imposter who swindled his way into being a millionaire by the time he was 21 and spent it on extravagances. He manages to elude authorities worldwide while posing as a pilot, lawyer, doctor and professor. Definitely a captivating tale to follow and see what he manages to do with his life.