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  • Frog and Toad Together

    by Arnold Lobel

    Five further adventures of two best friends as they share cookies, plant a garden, and test their bravery

  • Gathering Blue

    by Lois Lowry

    Lame and suddenly orphaned, Kira is mysteriously removed from her squalid village to live in the palatial Council Edifice, where she is expected to use her gifts as a weaver to do the bidding of the all powerful Guardians.

  • George and Martha

    by James Marshall

    Relates several episodes in the friendship of two hippopotamuses.

  • George Washington’s Teeth

    by Deborah Chandra

    A rollicking rhyme portrays George Washington's lifelong struggle with bad teeth. A timeline taken from diary entries and other nonfiction sources follows.

  • Gilda Joyce: Psychic Investigator

    by Jennifer Allison

    During the summer before ninth grade, intrepid Gilda Joyce invites herself to the San Francisco mansion of distant cousin Lester Splinter and his thirteen-year-old daughter, where she uses her purported psychic abilities and detective skills to solve the mystery of the mansion's boarded-up tower.

  • Girl in a Cage

    by Jane Yolen

    As English armies invade Scotland in 1306, eleven year old Princess Marjorie, daughter of the newly crowned Scottish king, Robert the Bruce, is captured by England's King Edward Longshanks and held in a cage on public.

  • Go Away, Big Green Monster!

    by Ed Emberley

    Die cut pages through which bits of a monster are revealed are designed to help a child control nighttime fears of monsters.

  • Going Someplace Special

    by Patricia McKissack

    In 1950s' Nashville, a young African American girl braves a series of indignities and obstacles to get to one of the few integrated places in town: the public library.

  • Golly Sisters Ride Again

    by Betsy Byars

    The Golly Sisters, May-May and Rose, share further adventures as they take their traveling show through the West.

  • Good Dog, Carl

    by Alexandra Day

    Carl the dog, takes care of Baby Madeleine while her mother is away.

  • Good Night, Gorilla

    by Peggy Rathmann

    An unobservant zookeeper is followed home by all the animals he thinks he has left behind in the zoo.

  • Goodbye Marianne

    by Irene Watts

    Marianne Kohn, a Jewish girl living in Berlin in 1938, watches as the Nazi regime tears her family and community apart, until finally she is forced to leave her mother and her home and travel to safety in England.

  • Goodnight Moon

    by Margaret W, Brown

    A little bunny says goodnight to all the familiar things in his little room.

  • Grandfather’s Journey

    by Allen Say

    A Japanese American man recounts his grandfather's journey to America which he later also undertakes, and the feelings of being torn by a love for two different countries.

  • Gregor the Overlander

    by Suzanne Collins

     When eleven year old Gregor and his two year old sister are pulled into a strange underground world, they trigger an epic battle involving men, bats, rats, cockroaches, and spiders while on a quest foretold by ancient prophecy.  (Fiction)

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