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Boston Public Library Jordan Collection

Alice Jordan was the first Supervisor of Children’s Services in the Boston Public Library. Historic, contemporary, and international titles are included with the complete works of authors and illustrators represented as well as various editions of fairy tales and old and new classics. The collection contains picture books, fiction, non-fiction, toy and moveable books from the infant to the teen level from the 19th century to the present day. Foreign language material from 80 countries is represe...



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xliv, 947 pages ; 26 cm
Topics: Troubles mentaux -- diagnostic, Troubles mentaux -- classification, Klassifikation,...
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by Matas, Carol, 1949-
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Daniel, whose family suffers as the Nazis rise to power in Germany, describes his imprisonment in a concentration camp and his eventual liberation
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Topics: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), Concentration camps, Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), Juifs,...
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by DiCamillo, Kate
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Ten-year-old India Opal Buloni describes her first summer in the town of Naomi, Florida, and all the good things that happen to her because of her big ugly dog Winn-Dixie
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Topics: Dogs, City and town life, Friendship, Dogs, City and town life, Friendship
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by Lois Duncan
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Topic: Mystery and detective stories
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by Lenburg, Jeff
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 562) and index
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Topics: Animated films, Animated films
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by Yang, Gene Luen; Pien, Lark, ill
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Alternates three interrelated stories about the problems of young Chinese Americans trying to participate in the popular culture. Presented in comic book format
Topics: Graphic novels, Chinese Americans, Identity, Schools, Cartoons and comics
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by Jones, Diana Wynne
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Eldest of three sisters in a land where it is considered to be a misfortune, Sophie is resigned to her fate as a hat shop apprentice until a witch turns her into an old woman and she finds herself in the castle of the greatly feared wizard Howl
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Topic: Fantasy
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by Lord, Bette; Simont, Marc
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In 1947, a Chinese child comes to Brooklyn where she becomes Americanized at school, in her apartment building, and by her love for baseball
Topics: Children's stories, American, Chinese Americans, Moving, Household, Schools
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by Mo Willems
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Topics: Pigeons -- Juvenile fiction, Bus drivers -- Juvenile fiction
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by Garden, Nancy
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Liza puts aside her feelings for Annie after the disaster at school, but eventually she allows love to triumph over the ignorance of people
Topic: Lesbians
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by Dahl, Roald
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161 pages : 25 cm
Topics: Chocolate -- Juvenile fiction, Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction, Humorous stories, Behavior --...
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by Kate DiCamillo
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Topics: Dogs -- Fiction., City and town life -- Florida -- Fiction., Florida -- Fiction.
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by Williams, Karen Lynn; Stock, Catherine, ill
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Because her Haitian family is too poor to be able to buy paints for her, eight-year-old Ti Marie finds her own way to create pictures that make the heart sing
Topics: Resourcefulness, Painting
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by Hinds, Gareth, 1971-; Homer. Odyssey
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Retells, in graphic novel format, Homer's epic tale of Odysseus, the ancient Greek hero who encounters witches and other obstacles on his journey home after fighting in the Trojan War
Topics: Children's Books -- Literature -- Classics by Age, Children's Books -- Literature -- Science...
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by Seuss, Dr
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Advice in rhyme for proceeding in life; weathering fear, loneliness, and confusion; and being in charge of your actions. "Don't be fooled by the title of this seriocomic ode to success; it's not 'Climb Every Mountain,' kid version. All journeys face perils, whether from indecision, from loneliness, or worst of all, from too much waiting. Seuss' familiar pajama-clad hero is up to the challenge, and his odyssey is captured vividly in busy two-page spreads evoking both the good times...
Topic: Reading Level-Adult
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by Stine, R. L
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"An Archway paperback."
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Topics: Paranormal fiction, Horror stories, Paranormal fiction
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by Carle, Eric
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After Mrs. Seahorse lays her eggs on Mr. Seahorse's belly, he drifts through the water, greeting other fish fathers who are taking care of their eggs
Topics: Father and child, Sea horses, Fishes, Father and child, Sea horses, Fishes
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by Christopher, John, 1922-
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When a deadly virus kills off most of the world's population, a teenaged boy tries to survive in a seemingly empty England
Topics: Survival, Science fiction
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by Tan, Shaun
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Added t.p. in unknown script
Topics: Graphic novels, Stories without words, Emigration and immigration, Immigrants
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by Scieszka, Jon; Smith, Lane, ill
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The wolf gives his own outlandish version of what really happened when he tangled with the three little pigs
Topics: Wolves, Pigs
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by Tufte, Edward R., 1942-
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Includes index
Topics: Statistics, Statistique, Statistique, Statistique, Méthode graphique, Statistics as Topic, Data...
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by Barker, Cicely Mary
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Flower fairies of the spring -- Flower fairies of the summer -- Flower fairies of the autumn -- Flower fairies of the winter -- Flower fairies of the garden -- Flower fairies of the trees -- Flower fairies of the wayside -- Flower fairy alphabet -- Old rhymes for all times -- Fairy necklaces
Topics: Fairy poetry, English, Flowers, Children's poetry, English, English poetry
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by Willems, Mo
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57 pages : 24 cm
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Topics: Elephants -- Juvenile fiction, Swine -- Juvenile fiction, Birds -- Juvenile fiction, Gerald...
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by Bond, Ruskin
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87 pages : 19 cm
Topics: Rivers -- Juvenile fiction, Rivers
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267 pages : 22 cm
Topics: Mice -- Juvenile fiction, Princesses -- Juvenile fiction, Rats -- Juvenile fiction, Newbery Medal,...
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by Holman, Felice
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Left behind when his whole family is arrested by soldiers during the dark days following the Bolshevik Revolution, twelve-year-old Alex falls in with a gang of other desperate homeless children, but never loses his hope for a better life
Topics: Children's stories, American, Survival, Orphans
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by Davidson, Margaret, 1936-; Cooper, Floyd, ill
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"A yearling book."
Topics: Robinson, Jackie, 1919-1972, Robinson, Jackie, 1919-1972, Baseball players, Baseball players,...
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 239)
Topic: Authorship
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by Eric Carle
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Topics: Spiders -- Juvenile fiction, Spider webs -- Juvenile fiction, Domestic animals -- Juvenile fiction,...
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Includes index
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Topics: Children's poetry, American, Humorous poetry, American, Humorous poetry
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by Christopher Paolini
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Topics: Reading Level-Grade 6, Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading...
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by Fleischman, Sid, 1920-; Von Schmidt, Eric, ill
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"Republished in 1988."
( 2 reviews )
Topics: Gold mines and mining, Orphans, Humorous stories
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by Silverstein, Shel
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A young boy grows to manhood and old age experiencing the love and generosity of a tree which gives to him without thought of return
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Topics: Trees, Trees
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by Martin, Bill, 1916-2004; Archambault, John; Ehlert, Lois, ill
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An alphabet rhyme/chant that relates what happens when the whole alphabet tries to climb a coconut tree
Topics: Alphabet, Stories in rhyme, Alphabet, Stories in rhyme
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by Allard, Harry, 1928-; Marshall, James, 1942-1992
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The kids in Room 207 take advantage of their teacher's good nature until she disappears and they are faced with a vile substitute
Topics: Schools, Courtesy, Blind, School stories
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by Eric Carle
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Topics: Toy and movable books -- Specimens, Chameleons -- Fiction, Self-acceptance -- Fiction, Toy and...
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by Weir, Andy, author
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"Originally self-published, in a different form, as an ebook in 2011"--Title page verso
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10,...
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Topic: World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction
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by Huygen, Wil; Poortvliet, Rien
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Translation of Leven en werken van de kabouter
Topics: Fairies, Gnomes, Elves, Fairies
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by Dewdney, Anna, author
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"At bedtime, a little llama worries after his mother puts him to bed and goes downstairs."--Title page verso
Topics: Mother and child, Bedtime, Llamas, Stories in rhyme, Bedtime, Llamas, Stories in rhyme, Bedtime,...
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by Benjamin Zephaniah
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Topics: Eritrean-Ethiopian War, 1998- -- Juvenile fiction., Eritrean-Ethiopian War, 1998- -- Fiction.,...
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by Pattou, Edith
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1 volume (unpaged) : 26 cm
Topics: Teachers -- Juvenile fiction, Gardening -- Juvenile fiction, Schools -- Juvenile fiction, Teachers...
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by Bunting, Eve, 1928-
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When a boy and girl are drowned in the Blackwater River, thirteen-year-old Brodie must decide whether to confess that he may have caused the accident
Topics: Drowning, Death, Guilt, Drowning, Death, Guilt
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by Ellenberger, Henri F. (Henri Frédéric), 1905-
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Psychoanalysis, Psychiatry, Psiquiatria, Psychanalyse, Psychiatrie, Psychiatrie, Psychiatry
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by Paulsen, Gary
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Sequel: The river
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Topics: Classics, Juvenile Fiction, Children's Books/Ages 9-12 Fiction, Children: Grades 4-6, Action &...
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by Seuss, Dr
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If Gerald McGrew ran the zoo, he'd let all the animals go and fill it with more unusual beasts--a ten-footed lion, an Elephant-Cat, a Mulligatawny, a Tufted Mazurka, and others
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Zoos, Animals, Imagination, Animals, Mythical, Stories in rhyme, Fantasy fiction, Stories in rhyme,...
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by Zion, Gene; Graham, Margaret Bloy, illustrator
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When a wave washes over a dog and covers him with seaweed, he is mistaken for a sea monster
Topics: Humorous Stories, Children's Books/Ages 4-8 Fiction, Juvenile Fiction, Children: Grades 1-2,...
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Includes index
Topics: My weekly reader, Children's periodicals, American
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by Collicott, Sharleen
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House dreams -- Garden dreams -- Mouse dreams
Topics: Houses, Mice, Family - New Baby, Juvenile Easy Readers, Juvenile Fiction, Children's Books/Ages 4-8...
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by Seuss, Dr
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In verse, Sam-I-am tells of the virtues of green eggs and ham
Topics: Readers, Picture books
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by Woodruff, Elvira
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In the midst of a backyard campout, ten-year-old Matt and four other children find themselves transported back into the time of George Washington and the American Revolution, where they begin to live out American history firsthand and learn the sober realities of war
Topics: Washington, George, 1732-1799, American Revolution (1775-1783), Space and time, American Revolution...
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by Riordan, Rick
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279 pages ; 20 cm
Topics: Mythology, Greek -- Juvenile fiction, Identity (Philosophical concept) -- Juvenile fiction,...
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by Kunhardt, Edith; Eagle, Michael, ill
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Published in 1987 in the Step into reading. Step 3 book series
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Topics: Pompeii (Extinct city) -- Juvenile literature., Vesuvius (Italy) -- Eruption, 79 -- Juvenile...
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by Van Allsburg, Chris
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When two bad ants desert from their colony, they experience a dangerous adventure that convinces them to return to their former safety
favorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Ants, Ants
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by Ezra Jack Keats
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Topics: Snow -- Fiction., African Americans -- Fiction.
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by Carle, Eric, 1929-
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Publ. antérieurement chez Picture Book Studio
Topics: Crêpes (Cuisine), Cuisine, Littérature de jeunesse anglaise
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by Pierce, Tamora
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"An Argo book."
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Topics: Alanna (Fictitious character : Pierce), Knights and knighthood, Sex role
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by P.D. Eastman
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by Sara Varon
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Topics: Graphic Novels, Graphic Novels - General, Juvenile Fiction, Children: Young Adult (Gr. 7-9), Comics...
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by Demi
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Originally published in hardcover in 1990 by H. Holt
Topics: Folklore, Honesty, Folklore
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by Case, Dianne, 1955-
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128 pages : 22 cm
Topics: Blacks -- Juvenile fiction, Poor -- Juvenile fiction, Families -- Juvenile fiction, Brothers and...
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by Sharon Creech
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Topic: Poetry -- Juvenile fiction
Source: removedNEL
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by Kate DiCamillo
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favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 4, Reading Level-Grade 5, Reading Level-Grade 6, Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading...
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by Jones, Diana Wynne
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"A Greenwillow book."
Topics: Science fiction, Fiction, Juvenile Fiction, Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General, Children: Young...
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by Carle, Eric
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A grouchy ladybug, looking for a fight, challenges everyone she meets regardless of their size or strength. Brilliantly illustrated in collage, the pages vary in size with the size of the animal. Brilliantly illustrated in collage, the pages vary in size with the size of the animal. Concepts concerning time, natural cycles, and relative size and questions about manners and social behavior are dealt with in a humorous story about a bad-tempered, boastful ladybug
Topics: Ladybugs, Behavior, Ladybugs
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by Jones, Diana Wynne
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Having long indulged himself in daydreams more exciting than his mundane life as a carpet merchant, Abdullah unexpectedly purchases a magic carpet and his life changes dramatically as his daydreams come true and dangerous adventures become daily fare
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Fantasy, Fantasy
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by Dangarembga, Tsitsi
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"This U.S. edition first published in 1989 by Seal Press"--T.p. verso
Topic: Women
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by Ivy Ruckman
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favorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Tornadoes -- Nebraska -- Grand Island -- Juvenile fiction., Tornadoes -- Fiction., Grand Island...
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by Ruth Galloway
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Topics: Crabs -- Fiction., Marine animals -- Fiction., Self-acceptance -- Fiction.
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by Cynthia Voigt
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Topics: Reading Level-Grade 4, Reading Level-Grade 5, Reading Level-Grade 6, Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading...
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by Alison Bechdel
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Topics: Cultural Literacy and Humanities, Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade...
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by Munsch, Robert N., 1945-; Martchenko, Michael
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When a fierce dragon destroys her castle and clothes, and carries off the prince she was going to marry, a brave and resourceful princess cleverly outwits the dragon
Topics: Princesses, Dragons, Miniature books, Mini-livres, English, Children's literature
Source: removedNEL
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by Yee, Wong Herbert
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"Christy Ottaviano Books."
Topics: Stories in rhyme, Summer, Day, Night
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by Geronimo Stilton
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RL3
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Stilton, Geronimo (Fictitious character), Mice, Animals, Ghost stories, Mice, Cats, Journalists,...
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by O'Brien, Robert C; Bernstein, Zena, illustrator; Zena Bernstein
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Topics: Mice, Rats, Mice, Rats, Mice, Rats