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  • 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.

  • Growing Frogs

    by Vivan French

    A mother and child watch as tadpoles develop and grow into frogs.

  • Guji Guji

    by Chih-Yuan Chen

    Crocodile Buji Guji was raised by a family of ducks.  One day he met 3 crocodiles who told him that he was not a duck.  They asked Guji Guji to help them trap ducks.  Guji Guji then tricked the crocodiles and saved the duck family.

  • Hang a Thousand Trees with Ribbons

    by Ann Rinaldi

    A fictionalized biography of an 18th-century African woman who, as a child, was brought to New England as a slave, and after publishing her first poem when a teenager, gained renown throughout the colonies as an important African-American poet.

  • Harold and the Purple Crayon

    by Crockett Johnson

    Harold goes for a walk in the moonlight with his purple crayon and created many fantastic adventures.

  • Harriet the Spy

    by Louise Fitzhugh

    When Harriet's classmates find her diary and read what she has written about them, they decide to make life miserable for her.

  • Harry the Dirty Dog

    by Gene Zion

    A little dog who hates baths hides his scrubbing brush then becomes so dirty that his family does not recognize him.

  • Hatchet

    by Gary Paulsen

    After a plane crash, thirteen-year-old Brian spends fifty-four days in the Canadian wilderness, learning to survive with only the aid of a hatchet given him by his mother, and learning also to survive his parents' divorce.

  • Hazel Green

    by Odo Hirsch

    Enterprising Hazel Green tries to convince the city to allow children to march in the annual Frogg Day parade.

  • Heir Apparent

    by Vivian Vande Velde

    While playing a total immersion virtual reality game of kings and intrigue, 14-year-old Giannine learns that demonstrators have damaged the equipment to which she is connected, and she must win the game quickly or damage herself.

  • Henry and Mudge

    by Cynthia Rylant

    Henry, feeling lonely on a street without any other children, finds companionship and love in a big dog named Mudge.

  • Henry Hikes to Fitchburg

    by Donald Johnson

    While his friend works hard to earn the train fare to Fitchburg, young Henry Thoreau walks the thirty miles through woods and fields, enjoying nature and the time to think great thoughts. Includes biographical information about Thoreau.

  • Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblin

    by Eric Kimmel

    Relates how Hershel outwits the goblins that haunt the old synagogue and prevent the village people from celebrating Hanukkah.

  • Hi! Fly Guy

    by Tedd Arnold

    When Buzz captures a fly to enter in The Amazing Pet Show, his parents and the judges tell him that a fly cannot be a pet, but Fly Guy proves them wrong.

  • Holes

    by Louis Sachar

    As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.

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