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The Big Red Series by Jim Kjelgaard (1945 - 1953)

If your children enjoy animal stories or adventure stories — or both! — they’ll love Jim Kjelgaard’s novels.  Between 1941 – 1969, Jim Kjelgaard wrote more than 40 children’s novels filled with heroic animals who know to tell their own courageous stories!  181 more words

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Tales from Dimwood Forest series by Avi (1995 - 2009)

Avi (Edward Wortis) is one of the most prolific children’s authors of our time.  So far he’s published more than 70 books, won the Newbery Medal and received the Newbery Honor Award twice.  301 more words

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Bold Journey: West With Lewis and Clark by Charles Bohner (1985)

Bold Journey: West With Lewis and Clark is based on actual journal entries of those who made the previously uncharted 4,000 mile journey from St. Louis, Missouri to the Pacific Ocean. 110 more words

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The Melendy Quartet by Elizabeth Enright (1941 - 1951)

I love a series that follows clever, talented and maybe a little down-on-their-luck siblings.  Especially when those siblings have great imaginations and aren’t particularly aware how clever (or poor) they are! 271 more words

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Amos Fortune, Free Man by Elizabeth Yates (1950)

At-mun-shi is a young, magnificent African prince until he’s captured by slave traders and brought to Massachusetts and renamed Amos.  Amos survives the inhumane voyage to America and is eventually sold like a piece of meat to the highest bidder.  87 more words

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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne (1870)

If you enjoyed Journey to the Center of the Earth, then here’s another classic by the “father of science fiction”!

What massive and powerful sea creature is wreaking havoc on the world’s shipping industry? 133 more words

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Three Famous Novels by Frances Hodgson Burnett (1886 - 1911)

Frances Hodgson Burnett wrote more than 30 novels, but Little Lord Fontleroy, A Little Princess and The Secret Garden, all three written for children,  are by far her best known and loved.  270 more words

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