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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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by Rowling, J. K., author
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759 pages : 24 cm
Topics: Potter, Harry (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction, Granger, Hermione (Fictitious character)...
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by Rowling, J. K., author
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viii, 341 pages : 24 cm
Topics: Potter, Harry (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction, Granger, Hermione (Fictitious character)...
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240 pages ; 20 cm
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Topics: Magic -- Juvenile fiction, Magic
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by Rowling, J. K., author
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xi, 734 pages : 20 cm
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Topics: Potter, Harry (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction, Granger, Hermione (Fictitious character)...
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xliv, 947 pages ; 26 cm
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Topics: Troubles mentaux -- diagnostic, Troubles mentaux -- classification, Klassifikation,...
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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
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Topics: Children's Books -- Literature -- Classics by Age, Children's Books -- Literature -- Science...
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by Collins, Suzanne
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374 p. ; 22 cm
Topics: Survival -- Fiction, Television programs -- Fiction, Interpersonal relations -- Fiction, Contests...
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by Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973
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xviii, 1137 pages (7 pages of maps) : 23 cm
Topics: Baggins, Frodo -- Fiction, Baggins, Frodo, Middle Earth (Imaginary place) -- Fiction, Fantasy...
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xlvi, 1263 pages : 29 cm
Topics: Biology, biology, Biologi, biologi, lærebøker, cellebiologi, genetikk, evolusjon, biologisk,...
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by Rowling, J. K
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636 pages ; 21 cm
Topics: Wizards -- Fiction, Magic -- Fiction, Schools -- Fiction, Magic -- Juvenile fiction, Wizards --...
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by Niane, Djibril Tamsir
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xxiv, 96 pages : 20 cm
Topics: Keita, Soundiata, -1255 -- Legends, Keita, Soundiata, -1255, Legends -- Mali, Mandingo (African...
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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 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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533 p. : 22 cm
Topics: Méliès, Georges, 1861-1938 -- Juvenile fiction, Méliès, Georges, 1861-1938 -- Fiction,...
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-241) and index
Topics: European history: Second World War, The Holocaust, World history: Second World War, Second World...
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by Lee, Erika, author
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viii, 519 pages : 24 cm
Topics: Asian Americans -- History, Asians -- United States -- History, Racism -- United States -- History,...
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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 Katsu, Kokichi, 1802-1850
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-176)
Topics: Katsu, Kokichi, 1802-1850, Samurai, Manners and customs, Samouraïs
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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 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 Kristen Brustad
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Topics: Arabic language -- Writing, Arabic alphabet
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by Rowling, J. K
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xvi, 759 pages : 20 cm
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Topics: Potter, Harry (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction, Granger, Hermione (Fictitious character)...
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by Bordwell, David; Thompson, Kristin, 1950-
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"The international edition is not available in North America"--T.p. verso
Topic: Motion pictures
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by Bunting, Eve
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Summary: Scary incidents at midnight give Biff the dog and his master a frightening time but all turn out to have good explanations
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by Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938- edt aui; Atwan, Robert. edt
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [569]-590)
Topics: American essays, Essays
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by Tucker, Robert C; Marx, Karl, 1818-1883. Selections. English. 1978; Engels, Friedrich, 1820-1895. Selections. English. 1978
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Communism, Socialism, Socialismo, Socialisme, Communisme, Marxisme
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 239)
Topic: Authorship
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by Denzel, Justin F
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Forbidden to make images, fourteen-year-old Tao, the boy with the bad foot, yearns to be a cave painter, recording the figures of the mammals, rhinos, bison, and other animals of his prehistoric times
Topics: General, Juvenile Fiction / Historical / Prehistory, Children's Books/Ages 9-12 Fiction, Fiction,...
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by George, Jean Craighead, 1919-2012, author, illustrator
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xii, 177 pages : 21 cm
Topics: Wilderness survival -- Juvenile fiction, Self-reliance -- Juvenile fiction, Mountain life --...
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by DePaola, Tomie, 1934-
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[32] p. : 29 cm
Topic: Folklore -- Italy
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by Pike, Christopher, 1955-; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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"An Archway paperback."
Topics: Supernatural, Death
Source: inlibrary
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by Pike, Christopher, 1954-
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First Point Thriller printing, September 2004
Topics: Horror stories, Mystery and detective stories
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by Hubbell, Will
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In the course of one year, a jack-o-lantern, discarded after Halloween, decomposes in the backyard and eventually grows new pumpkins from its seeds
Topics: Preschool Picture Story Books, Juvenile Fiction, Children's Books/Ages 4-8 Fiction, Children:...
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by Cowell, Cressida
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214 pages : 20 cm
favorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Vikings -- Juvenile fiction, Dragons -- Juvenile fiction, Vikings -- Fiction, Dragons -- Fiction,...
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by Wick, Walter; Marzollo, Jean
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Rhyming verses ask readers to find hidden objects in the photographs
Topic: Picture puzzles
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by Rowling, J. K., author
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ix, 435 pages : 20 cm
Topics: Potter, Harry (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction, Granger, Hermione (Fictitious character)...
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by Brooks, Gwendolyn, 1917-
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Originally published: New York : Harper & Row, 1953
Topic: Afro-American women
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by Turnbull, Ann
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Maroo, a girl of the late Ice Age, must take charge after her father is killed, and lead her little brother, mother, and aged grandmother to the safety of the winter camp before the first blizzards strike
Topic: Prehistoric peoples
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by Julie Anne Peters
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Topics: Interpersonal relations -- Fiction., Lesbians -- Fiction., High schools -- Fiction., Schools --...
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by Berger, John
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"Based on the BBC television series with John Berger."
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Topics: Visual perception, Art, Perception visuelle, Schilderkunst, Psychologische aspecten
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by Buyea, Rob
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Seven fifth-graders at Snow Hill School in Connecticut relate how their lives are changed for the better by "rookie teacher" Mr. Terupt
Topics: Teacher-student relationships, Interpersonal relations, Teachers, Schools, Families, Family life
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by Schaefer, Valorie Lee; Bendell, Norm, ill
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"American girl library."
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Topics: Girls, Grooming for girls, Grooming
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by Aeschylus; Foley, Helene P., 1942-; Meineck, Peter, 1967-
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Includes bibliographical references(p. 161-166)
Topics: Aeschylus Translations into English, Agamemnon (Greek mythology) Drama, Electra (Greek mythology)...
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by Donaldson, Julia; Scheffler, Axel
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A clever mouse uses the threat of a terrifying creature to keep from being eaten by a fox, an owl, and a snake--only to have to outwit that creature as well
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Topics: Mice, Animals
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by Henkes, Kevin, author, illustrator
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1 volume (unpaged) : 26 cm
Topics: Mice, Teachers, Schools, School stories, Teachers -- Juvenile fiction, Schools -- Juvenile fiction,...
Originally published: Cambridge : Printed by Samuel Green, 1682
Topics: Rowlandson, Mary White, ca. 1635-1711, Indian captivities, Indians of North America, King Philip's...
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-168) and index
Topic: Indians
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by Groton, Anne H. (Anne Harmar); May, James M; Wheelock, Frederic M. Latin grammar; LaFleur, Richard A
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Revised to accompany the 5th ed. of Wheelock's Latin, 1995, rev. by Richard A. LaFleur--Cf. p. iv-vi
Topic: Latin language
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by Turnbull, Ann
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Maroo, a girl of the late Ice Age, must take charge after her father is killed, and lead her little brother, mother, and aged grandmother to the safety of the winter camp before the first blizzards strike
Topics: Children's stories, American, Prehistoric peoples
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by Roald Dahl
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Topics: Witches -- Fiction, Grandmothers -- 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
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by Viorst, Judith; Cruz, Ray, ill
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On a day when everything goes wrong for him, Alexander is consoled by the thought that other people have bad days too. Alexander wakes up to a bad day & things get progressively worse as the hours wear on, until he thinks he may escape it all & go to Australia. On a day when everything goes wrong for him, Alexander is consoled by the thought that other people have bad days too. Alexander knew it was going to be a terrible day when he woke up with gum in this hair. And it got worse......
Topic: Humorous stories
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by Toni Morrison
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Topics: African American women -- Fiction, City and town life -- Fiction, Female friendship -- Fiction,...
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by Niane, Djibril Tamsir; Chappell, David W., 1940-2004; Jones, Jim, 1953-
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Translated from the french
Topics: History: World, History, Literature - Classics / Criticism, Textbooks, General, Literary Criticism...
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by Kincaid, Jamaica
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Episodes from the young life of Annie John, aged 10 to 17, as she grows up on the Caribbean Island of Antigua. This is a magical coming-of-age tale, ripe with the special ambience of its tropical setting and sustained by Annie's far from naive awareness of the world around her. Death, illness, and poverty intrude on the narrator's perceptive sensibility from time to time, but even these experiences instruct her and expand her understanding of life and its shifting reality. Although Annie leaves...
Topics: Mothers and daughters, Teenage girls, Coming of age
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by Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973
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352 pages, [1] folded leaf of plates : 23 cm
Topics: Baggins, Frodo -- Fiction, Baggins, Frodo, Middle Earth (Imaginary place) -- Fiction, Fantasy,...
Books for People with Print Disabilities
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159 p. : 23 cm
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Topics: Spiegelman, Vladek -- Comic books, strips, etc, Spiegelman, Art -- Comic books, strips, etc,...
Source: removedNEL
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by Ebrey, Patricia Buckley, 1947-
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Rev. and expanded ed. of: Chinese civilization and society
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by Dixon, Franklin W; Morrill, Leslie H., ill
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The two young detectives solve a mystery involving a top secret government agency and a world-famous spy who wishes to defect to America
Topics: Mystery and detective stories, Hardy boys (Fictitious characters), Brothers, Teenage boy...
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by Jones, Diana Wynne, author
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212 pages ; 24 cm
Topics: Witches -- Juvenile fiction, Wizards -- Juvenile fiction, Magic -- Juvenile fiction, Fantasy --...
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by Mo Willems
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Topics: Pigeons -- Juvenile fiction, Bus drivers -- Juvenile fiction
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by Saidiya Hartman
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by Williams, Michael
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Summary, Hoping to earn the money to get his brother out of prison, Seraki joins the cast of a musical written to express rage at conditions in their South African township and travels to perform it in New York
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Topics: Theater, Blacks
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by Spinelli, Jerry
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Seventh-grader John "Crash" Coogan has always been comfortable with his tough, aggressive behavior, until his relationship with an unusual Quaker boy and his grandfather's stroke make him consider the meaning of friendship and the importance of family
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Topics: Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction, Friendship -- Juvenile fiction, Family life -- Juvenile fiction
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Topic: Water
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by Speare, Elizabeth George
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When the Romans brutally kill Daniel bar Jamin's father, the young Palestinian searches for a leader to drive them out, but comes to realize that love may be a more powerful weapon than hate. Set in Galilee in the time of Jesus, this story tells of a young Jewish rebel who is won over to the gentle teachings of Jesus. "A dramatic, deeply felt narrative whose characters and message will long be remembered
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Topic: Jesus Christ
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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
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by Heaney, Seamus, 1939-2013; Hughes, Ted, 1930-1998
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A collection of more than 400 hundred poems from all around the world
Topics: Children's poetry, Children's poetry, English, Children's poetry, American
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by Hiaasen, Carl
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With their father jailed for sinking a river boat, Noah Underwood and his younger sister, Abbey, must gather evidence that the owner of this floating casino is emptying his bilge tanks into the protected waters around their Florida Keys home
Topics: Environmental protection, River boats, Fathers
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by Speare, Elizabeth George, author
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255 pages ; 22 cm
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Topics: Jesus Christ -- Juvenile fiction, Jesus Christ -- Fiction, Jesus Christ, Newbery Medal, Historical...
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by William Zinsser
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Topics: English language -- Rhetoric, Exposition (Rhetoric), Report writing
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by Lowry, Lois
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137 p. ; 22 cm
Topics: World War, 1939-1945 -- Denmark -- Juvenile fiction, World War, 1939-1945 -- Denmark -- Fiction,...
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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 Stein, David Ezra
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38 unnumbered pages : 23 x 28 cm
Topics: JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Farm Animals, JUVENILE FICTION / Bedtime & Dreams, JUVENILE...
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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