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The One and Only Ivan

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate was published in 2012 by Harper Collins. This beautiful animal tale was inspired by the true story of Ivan the shopping mall gorilla who spent 27 years of his life alone in an enclosure in a Washington State shopping mall. 252 more words

Ages 8-12

Harriet the Spy

Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh was published in 1964 by Yearling. In this classic tale about an aspiring spy, eleven year old Harriet can be found with notebook in hand, jotting down everything she hears, sees, and even feels about everyone. 222 more words

Ages 8-12

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick was published in 2007 by Scholastic. In this magical novel told half in words, half in pictures, Hugo the orphan, thief, and clock winder lives deep within the walls of a busy Paris train station with only the company of a broken automaton. 185 more words

Ages 8-12

Feathers

Feathers by Jacqueline Woodson was published in 2009 by Penguin and features a cast of characters complete with a girl who wonders about hope, a holy girl, a new kid nicknamed Jesus boy by his classmates, and a school bully; all of whom live on the wrong side of the highway. 222 more words

Ages 8-12

43 Old Cemetery Road; Dying to Meet You

43 Old Cemetery Road; Dying to Meet You by Kate Klise was published in 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.  In this first installment of the series, the infamous writer, Ignatious B. 182 more words

Ages 8-12

A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle was published in1962 by Crosswicks, Ltd. In this classic, science-fiction tale Meg Murry, her five year old brother Charles Wallace, and his kindred-spirit teen-aged friend Calvin O’Keeff travel through time in search of her gifted-scientist father, who has been missing for a very long time. 116 more words

Ages 8-12