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The darkest dark book cover

The darkest dark

Chris Hadfield

jE Hadfield
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"Young Chris loves pretending he's a brave astronaut, exploiring the universe. Only one problem--at night, he's afraid of the dark. Only when he watches the moon landing on TV does he realize how exciting the unknown can be. Inspired by the childhood of real-life astronaut Chris Hadfield"--

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Singing away the dark book cover

Singing away the dark

C. Hendrika Woodward

jE Woodward
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As a little girl walks to catch the school bus on a dark and windy winter morning, she finds that by singing, the woods aren't as scary, the walk isn't as long and the wind isn't as cold.

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The mysterious howling book cover

The mysterious howling

Maryrose Wood

jFICTION Wood, Maryrose
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Fifteen-year-old Miss Penelope Lumley, a recent graduate of the Swanburne Academy for Poor Bright Females, is hired as governess to three young children who have been raised by wolves and must teach them to behave in a civilized manner quickly, in preparation for a Christmas ball.

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Miss Rumphius book cover

Miss Rumphius

Barbara Cooney

jE Cooney
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As a child Great-aunt Alice Rumphius resolved that when she grew up she would go to faraway places, live by the sea in her old age, and do something to make the world more beautiful--and she does all those things, the last being the most difficult of all.

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Nikki & Deja book cover

Nikki & Deja

Karen English

jFICTION English, Karen
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When an arrogant new girl comes to school, third-graders and best friends Nikki and Deja decide to form a club that would exclude her but find the results not what they expected.

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The Penderwicks : a summer tale of four sisters, two rabbits, and a very interesting boy book cover

The Penderwicks : a summer tale of four sisters, two rabbits, and a very interesting boy

Jeanne Birdsall

jFICTION Birdsall, Jeanne
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While vacationing with their widowed father in the Berkshire Mountains, four lovable sisters, ages four through twelve, share adventures with a local boy, much to the dismay of his snobbish mother.

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Bink and Gollie book cover

Bink and Gollie

Kate DiCamillo

jREADER DiCamillo, Kate
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Two roller-skating best friends--one tiny, one tall--share three comical adventures involving outrageously bright socks, an impromptu trek to the Andes, and a most unlikely marvelous companion.

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Raymie nightingale book cover

Raymie nightingale

Kate DiCamillo

jFICTION Dicamill Kate
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Hoping that if she wins a local beauty pageant her father will come home, Raymie practices twirling a baton and performing good deeds as she is drawn into an unlikely friendship with a drama queen and a saboteur.

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Mercy Watson to the rescue book cover

Mercy Watson to the rescue

Kate DiCamillo

jREADER DiCamillo, Kate
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After Mercy the pig snuggles to sleep with the Watsons, all three awaken with the bed teetering on the edge of a big hole in the floor.

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The bear and the piano book cover

The bear and the piano

David Litchfield

jE Litchfie
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"A bear finds a piano in the woods, learns to play it, and travels to the big city to become rich and famous, but ultimately discovers that his old friends in the forest back home are still the best audience of all"--

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