Anne of Green Gables
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This charming tale recounts the life of imaginative orphan Anne Shirley, as she wins over the hearts of her new and hesitant guardians, and sparks change in a small town in Prince Edward Island. Through it all she discovers what it is like to belong to someone, and what it takes to forgive. It's a heartwarming story the whole family will love.
My Head is an Animal
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This band from Iceland writes some of the catchiest tunes around. You may have heard them on the radio or on the soundtrack of 'Hunger Games - Catching Fire'!
Krakatoa
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When the volcano-island of Krakatoa was annihilated in 1883, the event changed the world. The disaster killed tens of thousands of people, and it affected both the physical and political climate of the globe. This book is read by the author.
The Goose Girl
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The full cast audio recording (each character is voiced by a different actor) makes this a lot of fun to listen to. Princess Anidori, betrayed by those she loves, must work as a goose girl until she is able to reclaim the crown that is rightfully hers.
Wings of Life
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This DVD offers a fascinating look into the world of pollinators - birds, bees, bats, and butterflies. The photography is stunning!
The Hobbit
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One of the most beloved classics of all time, Tolkien's warmhearted and adventurous tale has endeared children and adults for decades. The most unlikely of heroes, Bilbo Baggins finds himself pushed out of his door one day by Gandalf, the Wandering Wizard. Through a series of adventures, Bilbo discovers that even the smallest of peoples have a seed of courage hidden in them.
Fatty Legs
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Margaret, an 8 year old Inuit girl, wants to learn how to read so badly she is willing to leave her family and attend a boarding school. There, her indomitable spirit allows her to overcome hardship and bullying. I especially liked the photos from the author's collection!
The Last Runaway
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This was an interesting look into the Quaker Lifestyle and the early settlers of Ohio, including both groups' involvement in the underground railroad.
Moonwalking with Einstein
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Joshua Foers takes us along on his journey from forgetful everyman to US Memory Champion. Along the way he explores how memory works and the impact memory has on our lives.
Three Black Swans
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I loved the suspense. Teen drama, girls figuring out their place in life, and family secrets all play into the conclusion of this great book.
Circus Ship
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With the shipwreck of the circus ship, the animals swim to shore and find a village to explore. As they find camouflaged places to hide, the villagers realize the animals are not so scary and they end up helping hide them. A fun story with beautiful illustrations.
A Thousand Days in Venice
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When Fernando spots Marlena across the Piazza San Marco, it is love at first sight. A year later he manages to meet her and convince the American chef to marry him and move to Venice. Romance and great recipes.

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