Suggested Books for Students

  • American Girl Series

    American Girl Series

    by various Year Published: Average
    From the Publisher: After a long, dangerous journey from Sweden, Kirsten and her family arrive at a tiny farm on the Minnesota frontier.

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  • Blister

    by Susan Shreve Year Published: Average
    From the Publisher: When a family tragedy occurs, ten-year-old Alyssa "Blister" Reed changes schools, moves to an apartment with her depressed mother while her father gets his own place, and tries to believe her grandmother, who tells her she is "elastic" and can handle it all

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  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    by Roald Dahl Year Published: Challenging
    From the Publisher: Willy Wonka's famous chocolate factory is opening at last, and only five lucky children will be allowed inside. But what they find is even wilder than any of the wild rumors they've heard!

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  • Charlotte's Web

    Charlotte's Web

    by E.B. White Year Published: Average
    From the Publisher: This is the story of a little girl named Fern who loved a little pig named Wilbur - and of Wilbur's dear friend Charlotte A. Cavatica, a beautiful large grey spider who lived with Wilbur in the barn. With the help of Templeton, the rat who never did anything for anybody unless there was something in it for him, and by a wonderfully clever plan of their own, Charlotte saved the life of Wilbur, who by this time had grown up to be quite a pig.

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  • Dear America Series

    by various Year Published: Challenging
    From the Publisher: Acclaimed historical novelist Ann Rinaldi makes her "Dear America" debut with the diary of a Sioux girl who is sent to a government-run boarding school to learn the white man's customs and language.

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  • Double Fudge

    by Judy Blume Year Published: Average
    From the Publisher: Double Trouble... As usual, Fudge is driving his older brother, Peter, crazy. But life really spins out of control when Peter and his family meet their long-lost relatives, the Hatchers. Now Peter has to deal with his weird cousin, coincidentally named Farley Drexel Hatcher—just like Fudge! Their names aren't the only thing they share. Before long, mini-Fudge proves to be just as much trouble. Can Peter handle a second helping of Fudge?

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  • Fudge-A-Mania

    by Judy Blume Year Published: Average
    From the Publisher: Peter Hatcher can't get a break. His little brother, Fudge -- the five-year-old human hurricane -- has big plans to marry Peter's sworn enemy, Sheila Tubman. That alone would be enough to ruin Peter's summer, but now his parents have decided to rent a summer home next door to Sheila the Cootie Queen's house. Peter will be trapped with Fudge and Sheila for three whole weeks!

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  • Harry Potter Series

    by J.K. Rowling Year Published: Challenging
    Harry Potter Paperback Boxed Set (Books 1-4) From The Editors: Special Collection The exciting tales of Harry Potter, the young wizard-in-training, have taken the world by storm, and fans just can't get enough of the magical world of Hogwarts and beyond. If you buy one of the Harry Potter books, we guarantee you'll want the next...and the next...and the next -- so why not have them all, right at your fingertips? With the Harry Potter Box Set (Years I-IV), Barnes & Noble.com offers simple one-stop shopping for your Harry Potter library! As easy as the wave of a magic wand, you can get all four Harry Potter books delivered to your doorstep at once. The Harry Potter Box Set includes paperback editions of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. The books come snugly packed in a sturdy cardboard slipcase, beautifully decorated with memorable scenes from the books. So buy the set, and not even a pesky Locomotor Mortis spell cast by the evil Lord Voldemor...(oooops, sorry -- He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named) can get in the way of your enjoying all of the mystery, adventure, intrigue, and, of course, magic that Muggles around the world can't seem to get enough of. Hold on tight -- it's going to be a wild ride!

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  • James and the Giant Peach

    by Roald Dahl Year Published: Average
    From the Publisher: A little magic can take you a long way. When James Henry Trotter accidentally drops some magic crystals by the old peach tree, strange things start to happen. The peach at the top of the tree begins to grow, and before long it's as big as a house. Then James discovers a secret entranceway into the fruit, and when he crawls inside, he meets a bunch of marvelous oversized friends — Old Green-Grasshopper, Centipede, Ladybug, Miss Spider, and more. After years of feeling like an outsider in the house of his despicable Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker, James has finally found a place where he belongs. With a snip of the stem, the peach starts rolling away, and the exciting adventure begins!

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  • Judy Moody Series

    by Megan McDonald Year Published: Easy Reading
    From the Publisher: Third grader Judy Moody is in a first day of school bad mood until she gets an assignment to create a collage all about herself and begins creating her masterpiece, the Me collage.

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  • Little House on the Prairie Series

    by Laura Ingalls Wilder Year Published: Challenging
    From the Publisher Meet Laura Ingalls . . . . . . the little girl who would grow up to write the Little House books. Pa Ingalls decides to sell the little log house, and the family sets out for Indian country! They travel from Wisconsin to Kansas and there, finally, Pa builds their little house on the prairie. Sometimes farm life is difficult, even dangerous, but Laura and the family are kept busy and are happy with the promise of their new life on the prairie. Laura and her family journey west by covered wagon, only to find they are in Indian territory and must move on. Notable Children's Books of 1940 — 1954 (ALA) Horn Book Children's Classics 1976

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  • Shel Silverstein Series

    by Shel Silverstein Year Published: Easy Reading
    From the Publisher Shel Silverstein's three best-selling, beloved poetry collections — Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, and Falling Up — are now available together for the first time in exclusive smaller editions in a beautifully designed slipcased box set.

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  • Sports Series

    by Matt Christopher Year Published: Average
    From the Publisher When Sylvester meets George Baruth, he goes from being a terrible hitter to the boy who only hit homers! But how will he answer some of the difficult questions that go with his new talent? Matt Christopher's series of sports fiction novels have captured the imagination of young readers everywhere. He also writes about basketball, hockey, soccer and other sports.

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  • Stuart Little

    by E.B. White Year Published: Challenging
    From the Publisher: A paperback edition of E.B. White's classic novel about one small mouse on a very big adventure! With black and white illustrations. Stuart Little is no ordinary mouse. Born to a family of humans, he lives in New York City with his parents, his older brother George, and Snowbell the cat. Though he's shy and thoughtful, he's also a true lover of adventure. Stuart's greatest adventure comes when his best friend, a beautiful little bird named Margalo, disappears from her nest. Determined to track her down, Stuart ventures away from home for the very first time in his life. He finds adventure aplenty. But will he find his friend?

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  • Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

    by Judy Blume Year Published: Easy Reading
    From the Publisher: Fudge, Peter, Sheila and the rest of the gang are here - in brand-new irresistible editions from Berkley Books.

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  • The Cricket in Times Square

    The Cricket in Times Square

    by George Seldon Year Published: Easy Reading
    From the Publisher: After Chester lands, in the Times Square subway station, he makes himself comfortable in a nearby newsstand. There, he has the good fortune to make three new friends: Mario, a little boy whose parents run the falling newsstand, Tucker, a fast-talking Broadway mouse, and Tucker's sidekick, Harry the Cat. The escapades of these four friends in bustling New York City makes for lively listening and humorous entertainment. And somehow, they manage to bring a taste of success to the nearly bankrupt newsstand.

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  • The Doll People

    by Ann M. Martin, Laura Godwin Year Published: Average
    From the Publisher: Annabelle Doll is eight years old -- she has been for more than a hundred years. Not a lot has happened to her, cooped up in the dollhouse, with the same doll people, day after day, year after year ... until one day the Funcrafts move in. Ann M. Martin and Laura Godwin, with the help of Brian Selznick's remarkable illustrations, bring to life two wonderful families who prove that dolls are people, too!

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  • The Indian in the Cupboard

    The Indian in the Cupboard

    by Lynne Reid Banks Year Published: Challenging
    From the Publisher: It all starts with a birthday present Omri doesn't even want — a small plastic Indian of no use to him at all. But when an old wooden cupboard and a special key bring the unusual toy to life, Omri's Indian becomes his most important secret: precious, dangerous, wonderful, and above all, magical.

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  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

    by C.S. Lewis Year Published: Challenging
    From the Publisher: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe introduced readers to the wonders and enchantment of Narnia when it was first published almost fifty years ago. Since then the hearts and imaginations of millions of readers have been captured by the story of Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy, who step through a magic wardrobe into Narnia, once the peaceful land of Talking Beasts, Dwarfs, Giants, and Fauns, but now frozen into winter by the evil White Witch. Now, in this special gift-book edition of C.S. Lewis's timeless classic, the orignal illustrator of The Chronicles of Narnia, Pauline Baynes, has created beautiful new full-color plates for each chapter. Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy; Mr. and Mrs. Beaver; Mr. Tumnus, the Faun; the White Witch; and, of course, Aslan the Great Lion, guardian of Narnia -- all spring vividly to life in these richly detailed paintings. This glorious, finely wrought book makes the perfect introduction to all the wonders of Narnia and will be a keepsake to treasure forever.

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  • The Mouse and the Motorcycle

    by Beverly Cleary Year Published: Average
    From the Publisher: Ralph the mouse was terrified. All he had wanted to do was ride the little motorcycle someone had left on the table. Instead, both Ralph and the motorcycle had taken a terrible fall - right into the bottom of the wastepaper basket. He was trapped, left to wait for whatever fate was in store for him. But it turned out to be Ralph's lucky day. Along came Keith, the owner of the toy motorcycle, who was staying with his family in the hotel room where Ralph lives. Not only did Keith save Ralph's life, but he taught him how to ride the bike. And, when everyone was asleep, he turned Ralph loose in the hotel halls to enjoy the biking adventure of his life. But adventures can be both fun and trouble...as Ralph and Keith soon find out!

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  • There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom

    by Louis Sachar Year Published: Average
    Publisher's Weekly: Fifth grader Bradley Chalkers is bright, imaginative, antisocial and friendless. Unlike the kids at school, who hate him, Bradley's collection of chipped and broken little pottery animals allows him to be brave, smart and vulnerable; he uses them to resolve the rejection of peers and adults. Jeff, a new boy at school, offers friendship but then withdraws his offer, because Bradley is hard to like. Enter Carla Davis, new school counselor, who is caring and funny, and who gradually helps restore Bradley's self-confidence. Feelings and emotions are strongly evoked in this touching and serious story of a disturbed child that is infused with humor and insight. (10-12

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