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The Diary of a Young Girl Cover Image
By Anne Frank, B.M. Mooyaart (Translated by), Eleanor Roosevelt (Introduction by)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780553296983
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Published: Bantam - June 1st, 1993

The classic text of the diary Anne Frank kept during the two years she and her family hid from the Nazis in an Amsterdam attic is a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit.


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A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet #1) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780312367541
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Published: Square Fish - May 1st, 2007

Meg's father mysteriously disappears after experimenting with the fifth dimension of time travel. Determined to rescue him, Meg and her friends must outwit the forces of evil on a heart-stopping journey through space and time. A commemorative edition with an Introduction by the author. A Newbery Medal winner.


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The Composer Is Dead Cover Image
By Lemony Snicket, Carson Ellis (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780061236273
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Published: HarperCollins - March 3rd, 2009

A murder has been committed in the symphony hall, and the culprit is lurking in the orchestra. A "Peter and the Wolf" for the 21st century, this book comes with a CD featuring narration by Lemony Snicket and original music performed by the San Francisco Symphony. Full color.


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Island of the Blue Dolphins Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780547328614
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - February 8th, 2010

Scott O'Dell won the Newbery Medal in 1961 for his unforgettable novel Island of the Blue Dolphins, based on the true story of a Nicoleño Indian girl living in solitude between 1835 and 1853 on San Nicolas Island, only seventy miles off the coast of Southern California. His quietly gripping tale of Karana's survival, strength, and courage--and vivid descriptions of island life--has captivated readers for decades. A classic!


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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780763680909
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Published: Candlewick - December 8th, 2015

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.


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A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning Cover Image
By Lemony Snicket, Brett Helquist (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780061146305
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Published: HarperCollins - May 8th, 2007

The first tale of the Baudelaire orphans is extremely unpleasant. It tells an unhappy tale about three very unlucky children. Even though they are charming and clever, the Baudelaire siblings lead lives filled with misery and woe. One might say they are magnets for misfortune.


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The Book Thief Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780375842207
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 11th, 2007

Set during World War II in Germany, Zusaks groundbreaking novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing, encounters something she can't resist: books.


The Okay Book Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316908092
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Published: LB Kids - September 8th, 2004

Is it okay to be short? Is it okay to wear two different socks? Read this book and find out!


The World According to Humphrey Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780142403525
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Published: Puffin Books - May 5th, 2005

With a fresh voice and an engaging, hamster's-eye view of school, families, and treats to hide in a cheek pouch, Birney's Humphrey will elicit laughter and demands for hamsters in every elementary classroom.


To Kill a Mockingbird Cover Image
$19.80
ISBN: 9780812416800
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Published: Perfection Learning - June 1st, 1994

Regarded as a masterpiece of American literature, this timeless story of growing up in the South became an instant bestseller when first published in 1960.


The Illustrated Man Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781451678185
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 17th, 2012

Classic Bradbury, this collection of tales offers images that are as keen as a tattooist's needle and as colorful as the inks that stain the body. Featuring a new Introduction, "The Illustrated Man" presents 18 startling visions of humankind's destiny, unfolding across a canvas of decorated skin.


Life of Pi Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780156027328
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Published: Mariner Books - May 1st, 2003

This brilliant novel combines the delight of Kipling's "Just So Stories" with the metaphysical adventure of "Jonah and the Whale, " as Pi, the son of a zookeeper, is marooned aboard a lifeboat with four wild animals. His knowledge and cunning allow him to coexist for 227 days with Richard Parker, a 450-pound Bengal tiger.