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Lindbergh
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Where did Charles A. Lindbergh get the inspiration to make his trans-Atlantic flight? Here is the gorgeously illustrated answer.
A World Without Princes
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Sophie and Agatha’s happy ending is not what they expected, and when they return to the school for help, things there are dire as well. Will Agatha and Sophie survive to find their “happily ever after”?
The Sleeping Dictionary
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A young woman’s turbulent life is set against the history of India and the Raj.
Pagan Spring
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Modern day cozy mystery has former MI 5 agent turned minister, Max Tudor, solving crimes in a picturesque English village. Max is enjoying his new job as minister and new life, when someone poisons a newcomer to the village.
Take Shelter
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A working-class family man struggles with his sanity after seeing signs of the apocalypse.
Quest For The Tree Kangaroo
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Follow conservation biologists into the field as they study the tree kangaroo in the high mountain cloud forests of Papua, New Guinea and learn about the important work of conservationists around the world.
Stubby The War Dog
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When Stubby started hanging around the recruits on the training ground in 1917, no one could have guessed that he would become the one of the most celebrated American soldiers of World War I. Stubby’s tale will appeal to dog lovers and history fans alike.
On This Spot
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A fun and informative look back through geologic time that transforms the busy streets of New York City into very different environments.
The Three Pigs
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Follow these pigs on a thrilling postmodern adventure through the pages of various nursery rhymes and folk tales. Wiesner's vivid and sophisticated illustrations will captivate readers, young and old.
The Lady In Number 6
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Allice Herz-Sommer is the oldest holocaust survivor. She was a concert pianist with a husband and a son when WWII began. Music sustained her throughout her life.
Dead End in Norvelt
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This funny and quirky story is part mystery, part historical fiction, part autobiography. Follow Jack Gantos through the strange world of a small (and dwindling) rural Pennsylvania community
The First Strawberries
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A traditional tale about the origins of a sweet fruit that is meant to remind us of the importance of love, respect, and cooperation.
The Myth Of Progress
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An analysis of economic ideals (such as continuous growth) in light of ecological principles (like the law of entropy) which demonstrates that all systems ultimately function within the boundaries of physical laws.
The Midwife's Apprentice
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A homeless young woman travels from village to village seeking shelter and food. When a sharp-speaking midwife happens upon the girl, she takes her in to be an apprentice. Learn about life in Medieval society and the history of midwifery in this quick read.
Things I Have to Tell You: Poems and Writings by Teenage Girls
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Young women from around the country and world share their perspectives on the tumultuous, emotional period of growth that is the transition from girlhood to womanhood. The writers’ voices point to the value, respect, and love that each young woman must discover in and for herself, functioning as a literary support for navigating the challenges of growth.
Assault With A Deadly Glue Gun
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Anastasia Pollack, crafts editor for a fashion magazine, has a lot of problems. Now on top of everything, she finds a dead body, and the police suspect her of murder. Can someone skilled in making crafts solve a murder?
Okay For Now
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Doug has a lot of troubles, including a rough home life and a propensity for attracting negative attention despite the fact that he doesn't want to be a jerk. In this painful yet heart-warming story, Doug finds friendship, love, and compassion from teachers, neighbors, and librarians who push him to discover his talents.
Your Own, Sylvia
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This compelling story of success and tragedy recounts the life of the artist who was Sylvia Plath; her story is told in poems, an homage to her and the craft that she mastered. The book incorporates facts lifted from biographies and Plath's own writings, yet the details are filled in by the author to create a more complete picture. An engaging and intimate read.

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