• The Harry Potter Series

    by J.K. Rowling Year Published: 1997

    Harry, an orphan, finds out on his 11th birthday that he is a wizard.  He is taken to Hogwarts School for Magic, where he gains new friends, makes a few enemies, and has to fight the evil Lord Voldemort.  

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  • Thank you, Mr. Falker

    by Patricia Polocco Year Published: 1998
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  • Pink and Say

    by Patricia Polocco Year Published: 1994
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  • Bud, Not Buddy

    by Christopher Paul Curtis Year Published: 1999
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  • The Hunger Games

    by Suzanne Collins Year Published: 2010
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  • Chains

    by Laurie Halse Anderson Year Published: 2008 Children's Historical Fiction
    This book is about a slave girl during the Revolutionary War.  It shows the horrific experiences the main character Isabelle goes through at the hands of her owners, but does so in a way that kids can handle.  Wonderfully written and keeps kids wondering what will happen next.
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