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Alissa McCormick
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Earth to Clunk
Earth to Clunk was written by Pam Smallcomb and illustrated by Joe Berger. It was published in 2011 by The Penguin Group. It is a hilarious and light-hearted science fiction picture book that is sure to be a hit with young audiences. This is the story of a ...

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One Candle
One Candle by Eve Bunting and illustrated by K. Wendy Popp, was published in 2002 by Joanna Cotler Books. From the cover, endpapers, and front matter, we can tell this is a story about Judaism and Jewish holidays. The narrator is a young Jewish girl who is ...

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The Other Side
The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson and illustrated by E.B. Lewis was published in 2001 by G. P. Putnam's Sons. The story takes place in a small town during the summer time. Our narrator explains that white people lived on the other side of their house fen...

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The Wall
The Wall by Eve Bunting and illustrated by Ronald Himler was published in 1990 by Clarion Books. The story follows a little boy and his father who have come to visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall in Washington D.C. The story is narrated by the boy and ...

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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
"The problem with my life is that it was someone else's idea." Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz was published in 2012 by Simon & Schuster. It has already won many awards and I can definitely understand why. Th...

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Missing May
Missing May by Cynthia Rylant was published in 1992 by Orchard Books. It is the story of a young, 12 year old girl named Summer who is still grieving the death of her Aunt May, alongside her Uncle Ob. Summer had gone to live with May and Ob in West Virginia...

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Love That Dog: a novel
Love That Dog: A Novel by Sharon Creech was published in 2001 by Harper Collins. It is a fictional novel in which a boy named Jack tells the story of his dog. He is studying poetry in Miss Stretchberry's class and the entire novel is written in short poems ...

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The Book Thief
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak is truly amazing. It was published in 2005 by Knopf and is a historical fiction text about WWII and the holocaust.  It is narrated by Death who has been personified and recounts the life of the book thief, Liesel Meminger, a y...

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The Watson's Go to Birmingham - 1963
The
Watson’s Go to Birmingham – 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis was published
in 1995 by Delacorte Press. It has won many awards including the Coretta Scott
King award, the Newberry Honor, and the Golden Kite Award. I have to say that I
was pleasantly surpr...

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The Giver
The
Giver by Lois Lowry was published in 1993 by Houghton Mifflin Company. It
was the winner of the 1994 Newberry Medal as well as many other awards. The
story takes place in a high fantasy world where there are no memories, no pain,
and no color. We first ...
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