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The Journey of Little Charlie (Scholastic Gold)

by Christopher Paul Curtis
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
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The National Book Award finalist by Christopher Paul Curtis!

 

Twelve-year-old Charlie is down on his luck: His sharecropper father just died and Cap'n Buck -- the most fearsome man in Possum Moan, South Carolina -- has come to collect a debt. Fearing for his life, Charlie strikes a deal with Cap'n Buck and agrees to track down some folks accused of …

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I Want to Go Home

by Gordon Korman
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback Paperback eBook
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: camping & outdoor activities, friendship, humorous stories

 

Gordon Korman’s uproarious, outrageous, and all-too-familiar summer camp adventure is BACK in this 40th anniversary edition!

 

Rudy Miller really isn’t into the whole camping thing. So when his parents send him to summer camp “for his own good,” all he wants to do is go home.

Rudy teams up with his cabin-mate Mike for a series of carefully p …

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War Stories

by Gordon Korman
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: military & wars, multigenerational, violence

A story of telling truth from lies -- and finding out what being a hero really means.

 

There are two things Trevor loves more than anything else: playing war-based video games, and his great-grandfather Jacob, who is a true-blue, bona fide war hero. At the height of the war, Jacob helped liberate a small French village, and was given a hero's welcom …

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Travels in Cuba

by Marie-Louise Gay & David Homel
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover Audiobook Audiobook
  • age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: caribbean & latin america, travel, politics & government

Even for an experienced traveler like Charlie, Cuba is a place unlike any he has visited before — an island full of surprises, secrets and puzzling contradictions.

When Charlie’s artist mother is invited to visit a school in Cuba, the whole family goes along on the trip. But the island they discover is a far cry from the all-inclusive resorts th …

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City of Water

by Andrea Curtis, illustrated by Katy Dockrill
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: water (oceans, lakes, etc.), environmental conservation & protection, environmental science & ecosystems

The second book in the ThinkCities series explores water as a precious, finite resource, tracing its journey from source, through the city, and back again.

Living in cities where water flows effortlessly from our taps and fountains, it’s easy to take it for granted. City of Water, the second book in the ThinkCities series, shines a light on the w …

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Canadian GreenSmart: Protecting Our Big Home

Ages 6-9

by Popular Book Company
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
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Canadian GreenSmart invites children on an important journey to protect and preserve our big home – the Earth!  This two-title series is a collection of informative and inspiring stories that introduce children to our Earth and the importance of caring for it.  With five wonderful and beautifully illustrated stories in each book, children will b …

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Bilingual ReadSmart Level 3

Ages 6-9

by Popular Book Company
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
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Bilingual ReadSmart is a one-stop reading resource to help children learn and love both the English and the French languages.  With three wonderful and widely loved fables in the two languages, each book creates an all-around reading experience for children to enjoy.  The English-French and French-English word banks offer a quick reference for key …

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Complete SummerSmart: Grade 3-4

by Popular Book Company
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 9
  • Grade: 3 to 4
tagged: activity books

Complete SummerSmart is an all-in-one, curriculum-based workbook series for children to review the essential concepts they learned in the previous school year and sharpen their skills so that they are well prepared for the next year.  Each of the eight units in the book covers English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts and Crafts, and Fun Places …

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Complete SummerSmart: Grade 5-6

by Popular Book Company
edition: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 11
  • Grade: 5 to 6
tagged: activity books

Complete SummerSmart is an all-in-one, curriculum-based workbook series for children to review the essential concepts they learned in the previous school year and sharpen their skills so that they are well prepared for the next year.  Each of the eight units in the book covers English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts and Crafts, and Fun Places …

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Bilingual ReadSmart Level 2

Ages 6-9

by Popular Book Company
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
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Bilingual ReadSmart is a one-stop reading resource to help children learn and love both the English and the French languages.  With three wonderful and widely loved fables in the two languages, each book creates an all-around reading experience for children to enjoy.  The English-French and French-English word banks offer a quick reference for key …