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  • Book of a Thousand Days

    by Shannon Hale

    Fifteen-year-old Dashti, sworn to obey her sixteen-year-old mistress, the Lady Saren, shares Saren's years of punishment locked in a tower, then brings her safely to the lands of her true love, where both must hide who they are as they work as kitchen maids. 

  • Boxcar Children

    by Gertrude Chandler Warner

    Four orphans, two boys and two girls, set up housekeeping in an old boxcar.

  • Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto

    by Natalie Standiford

    Recounts the life of Balto, the sled dog who saved Nome, Alaska, in 1925 from a diphtheria epidemic by delivering medicine through a raging snowstorm.

  • Bread and Jam for Frances

    by Russell Hoban

    Frances decides she likes to eat only bread and jam at every meal  until to her surprise  her parents grant her wish.

  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

    by Bill Martin

    Children see a variety of animals, each one a different color.

  • Bubba and Beau, Best Friends

    by Kathi Appelt

    When Mamma Pearl washes their favorite blanket  it's a sad day for best friends Bubba and Beau, but it gets worse when she decides the baby boy and his puppy need baths, too.

  • Bud, Not Buddy

    by Christopher Paul Curtis

    Ten year old Bud, a motherless boy living in Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression, escapes a bad foster home and sets out in search of the man he believes to be his father  the renowned bandleader, H.E. Calloway of Grand Rapids.

  • Bunnicula

    by James Howe

    Though scoffed at by Harold the dog, Chester the cat tries to warn his human family that their baby bunny must be a vampire.

  • Butterflies for Kiri

    by Cathryn Falwell

    Kiri, a Japanese American girl who loves to draw and paint, tries to use the origami set she received for her birthday.  Includes instructions for making an origami butterfly.

  • Butterfly

    by Patricia Polacco

    During the Nazi occupation of France, Monique's mother hides a Jewish family in her basement and tries to help them escape to freedom.

  • Buz

    by Richard Egielski

    When a little boy swallows a bug along with his cereal, pandemonium breaks out as the bug searches for an escape, the boy searches for an antidote, and Keystone Cops like pills search for the bug.

  • Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Dinosaur Bones

    by David Adler

    When she notices some bones missing from a dinosaur skeleton exhibited in the museum, a young girl with a photographic memory tries to discover who has been taking them and why.

  • Caps for Sale

    by Esphyr Slobodkina

    A band of mischievous monkeys steals every one of a peddler's caps while he takes a nap under a tree.

  • Cave Boy

    by Cathy Dubowski

    A cave boy gives his grumpy chief something previously unseen for his birthday--and makes him smile.

  • Charlotte’s Web

    by E. B. White

    Wilbur the pig, is desolate when he discovers that he is destined to be the farmer's Christmas dinner until his spider friend, Charlotte, decides to help him.