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Tuck Everlasting
by Natalie Babbitt

Time drags by for Winnie Foster, an eleven-year-old girl who lives in a house bordering the woods owned by her family. Winnie spends her summer days under the watchful eye of her grandmother.

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The Hunger Games
Series: Hunger Games, The, Book #1
by Suzanne Collins

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts.

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Because of Winn-Dixie
by Kate DiCamillo

A New York Times bestseller, a Newbery Honor winner, and the inspiration for a popular film!

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Glory Be
by Augusta Scattergood

Changes and difficult choices abound in this incisive portrait of a girl trying to make sense of the tumultuous era of the Civil Rights Movement.

A Mississippi town in 1964 gets riled when tempers flare at the segregated public pool.

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Bridge to Terabithia
by Katherine Paterson Illustrated by Donna Diamond

There's only one thing Jess Aarons is looking forward to in fifth grade, and that's being the fastest kid in school. He's been practicing all summer. He hasn't had much else to do, since his mom spends all her time with his four sisters and his dad is always working.

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Beezus and Ramona
Series: Ramona Quimby
by Beverly Cleary Illustrated by Tracy Dockray

Ramona Quimby is the youngest of all the famous characters in Mrs. Cleary's wonderful Henry Huggins stories. She is also far and away the most deadly. Readers of the earlier books will remember that Ramona has always been a menace to Beezus, her older sister, to Henry, and to his dog Ribsy.

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Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief
Series: Sammy Keyes, Book #1
by Wendelin Van Draanen
With this debut book of her mystery series, Wendelin Van Draanen establishes Samantha Keyes as a crime fighter to watch. Though, actually, the book opens with Sammy watching... a crime in progress.
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Kristy's Great Idea
Series: Baby-Sitters Club, The, Book #1
by Ann M. Martin

Kristy Thomas's brilliant business plan gets off to a great start with the help of Claudia Kishi (vice-president), Mary Anne Spier (secretary), and Stacey McGill (treasurer).

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The Wizard of Oz
by L. Frank Baum Illustrated by Paul Granger

A sudden cyclone appears on a Kansas prairie and a young girl named Dorothy is carried off in the winds to a place called Munchkinland in the distant Land of Oz.

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From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
by E. L. Konigsburg Illustrated by E. L. Konigsburg

Bored with her life, twelve-year-old Claudia Kincaid is ready for a big change. In fact, she wants to run away from home. But she doesn't like discomfort. She doesn't even like picnics. So an old-fashioned, knapsack kind of running away is out of the question.

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