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"Bridge to Terabithia" by Katherine Paterson

'Bridge to Terabithia' by Katherine Paterson

Children's Book Jess Aarons' greatest ambition is to be the fastest runner in his grade. He's been practicing all summer and can't wait to see his classmates' faces when he beats them all. But on the first day of school, a new girl boldly crosses over to the boys' side and outruns everyone.That's not a very promising beginning for a friendship, but Jess and Leslie Burke become inseparable. Together they create Terabithia, a magical kingdom in the woods w ...

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"The Whingdingdilly" by Bill Peet

'The Whingdingdilly' by Bill Peet

Children's Book Scamp learns to be content with his dog's life when Zildy the kooky witch turns him into a whing-dingdilly. ...

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"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Charlie Bucket, #1)" by Roald Dahl

'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Charlie Bucket, #1)' by Roald Dahl

Children's Book The gates of Willy Wonka's famous chocolate factory are opening at last -- and only five children will be allowed inside. ...

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"Charlotte's Web" by E.B. White

'Charlotte's Web' by E.B. White

Children's Book ★★★★★ This beloved book by E. B. White, author of Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan, is a classic of children's literature that is "just about perfect."Some Pig. Humble. Radiant. These are the words in Charlotte's Web, high up in Zuckerman's barn. Charlotte's spiderweb tells of her feelings for a little pig named Wilbur, who simply wants a friend. They also express the love of a girl named Fern, who saved Wilbur's life when he was born the ...

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"The Boxcar Children (The Boxcar Children, #1)" by Gertrude Chandler Warner

'The Boxcar Children (The Boxcar Children, #1)' by Gertrude Chandler Warner

Tween Book The Aldens begin their adventure by making a home in a boxcar. Their goal is to stay together, and in the process they find a grandfather. ...

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"The Velveteen Rabbit" by Margery Williams

'The Velveteen Rabbit' by Margery Williams

Children's Book Nursery magic is very strange and wonderful, and only those playthings that are old and wise and experienced like the Skin Horse understand all about it.Like the Skin Horse, Margery Williams understood how toys--and people--become real through the wisdom and experience of love. This reissue of a favorite classic, with the original story and illustrations as they first appeared in 1922, will work its magic for all who read it. ...

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"Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1)" by L.M. Montgomery

'Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1)' by L.M. Montgomery

Children's Book Everyone's favorite redhead, the spunky Anne Shirley, begins her adventures at Green Gables, a farm outside Avonlea, Prince Edward Island. When the freckled girl realizes that the elderly Cuthberts wanted to adopt a boy instead, she begins to try to win them and, consequently, the reader, over. ...

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"A Little Princess" by Frances Hodgson Burnett

'A Little Princess' by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Children's Book Sara Crewe, an exceptionally intelligent and imaginative student at Miss Minchin's Select Seminary for Young Ladies, is devastated when her adored, indulgent father dies. Now penniless and banished to a room in the attic, Sara is demeaned, abused, and forced to work as a servant. How this resourceful girl's fortunes change again is at the center of A Little Princess, one of the best-loved stories in all of children's literature. ...

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"The Call of the Wild" by Jack London

'The Call of the Wild' by Jack London

Teen Book Buck, a sturdy crossbreed canine (half St. Bernard, half Shepard), is a dog born to luxury and raised in a sheltered Californian home. But then he is kidnapped and sold to be a sled dog in the harsh and frozen Yukon Territory. Passed from master to master, Buck embarks on an extraordinary journey, proving his unbreakable spirit...First published in 1903, The Call of the Wild is regarded as Jack London's masterpiece. Based on Lond ...

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"The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Oz, #1)" by L. Frank Baum

'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Oz, #1)' by L. Frank Baum

Children's Book This is a classical children’s novel by Frank Baum. The story is about colorful and fascinating adventures of a little orphan girl and her happy friends in the world of magic and fantasy. This is an illustrated version of the book. ...

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"The Adventures of Tom Sawyer & Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain

'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer & Adventures of Huckleberry Finn' by Mark Twain

Children's Book Vy lyubite klassiku, no u vas net vremeni na chtenie tolstyh romanov? Vyhod najden - my izmenili ne ob'em informatsii, a moschnost' informatsionnogo potoka. V knigu voshli povesti izvestnogo amerikanskogo pisatelya kontsa XIX - nachala XX veka Marka Tvena... ...

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"Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson

'Treasure Island' by Robert Louis Stevenson

Children's Book The most popular pirate story ever written in English, featuring one of literature’s most beloved “bad guys,” Treasure Island has been happily devoured by several generations of boys—and girls—and grownups. Its unforgettable characters include: young Jim Hawkins, who finds himself owner of a map to Treasure Island, where the fabled pirate booty is buried; honest Captain Smollett, heroic Dr. Livesey, and the good-hearted but obtuse Squir ...

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"Black Beauty" by Anna Sewell

'Black Beauty' by Anna Sewell

Children's Book A horse is a horse of course unless of course the horse is Black Beauty. Animal-loving children have been devoted to Black Beauty throughout this century, and no doubt will continue through the next. Although Anna Sewell's classic paints a clear picture of turn-of-the-century London, its message is universal and timeless: animals will serve humans well if they are treated with consideration and kindness.Blac ...

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