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  • The Indian in the Cupboard

    by Lynne Banks

    A nine year old boy receives a plastic Indian, a cupboard, and a little key for his birthday and finds himself involved in adventure when the Indian comes to life in the cupboard and befriends him.

  • The Journey

    by Sarah Stewart

    A young Amish girl tells her diary about her wondrous experiences she has on her first trip to the city.

  • The King’s Equal

    by Katherine Paterson

    In order to wear the crown of the kingdom, an arrogant young prince must find an equal in his bride. Instead, he finds someone far better than he.

  • The Knight at Dawn

    by Mary Pope Osborne

    Eight-year-old Jack and his younger sister Annie use the magic tree house to travel back to the Middle Ages, where they explore a castle and are helped by a mysterious knight.

  • The Know Nothings

    by Michele Spirn

    Four friends, called The Know-Nothings because they don't know very much, decide to make lunch.

  • The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles

    by Julie Andrews Edwards

    With help from an eccentric professor in giving their imaginations special intensive training, three children succeed in locating the last of the great Whangdoodles and granting his heart's desire.

  • The Librarian Who Measured the Earth

    by Kathryn Lasky

    Describes the life and work of Eratosthenes, the Greek geographer and astronomer who accurately measured the circumference of the Earth.

  • The Lighthouse Family: The Story

    by Cynthia Rylant

    Pandora the cat becomes a lighthouse keeper and saves the life of Seabold the dog, and together the two of them create a family with three young mice rescued from the sea.

  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

    by C.S. Lewis

    Four English school children find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and assist Aslan, the golden lion, to triumph over the White Witch, who has cursed the land with eternal winter.

  • The Little Red Hen: an Old Story

    by Margot Zemach

    A retelling of the traditional tale about the little red hen whose lazy friends are unwilling to help her plant, harvest, or grind the wheat into flour, but all are willing to help her eat the bread that she makes from it.

  • The Man Who Walked Between the Towers

    by Mordicai Gerstein

    A lyrical evocation of Philippe Petit's 1974 tightrope walk between the World Trade Center towers.

  • The Man Who Wore All His Clothes

    by Allan Ahlberg

    Mrs. Gaskitt the taxi driver, Mr. Gaskitt the heavily dressed man, and their twins, Gus and Gloria, foil a bank robbery.

  • The Many Adventures of Johnny Mutton

    by James Proimos

    Although he is a sheep, Johnny Mutton goes to school, competes in the spelling bee, dresses up for Halloween, and discovers his favorite sport, always remaining true to himself.

  • The Midwife’s Apprentice

    by Karen Cushman

    In medieval England, a nameless, homeless girl is taken in by a sharp tempered midwife, and in spite of obstacles and hardship, eventually gains the three things she most wants: a full belly, a contented heart, and a place in this world.

  • The Miraculous Journey of Edward Edward Tulane

    by Kate DiCamillo

    A cold-hearted and proud toy rabbit, loves only himself until he is separated from the little girl who adores him and travels across the country, acquiring new owners and listening to their hopes, dreams, and histories.