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  • Katie and the Sunflowers

    by James Mayhew

    While visiting the art museum, Katie has an adventure stepping in and out of five paintings by Van Gogh, Gauguin and Cezanne.

  • Kensuke’s Kingdom

    by Michael Morpurgo

    When Michael is swept off his family's yacht, he washes up on a desert island, where he struggles to  survive  until he finds he is not alone.

  • King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub

    by Audrey Wood

    Despite pleas from his court, a fun-loving king refuses to get out of his bathtub to rule his kingdom.

  • Kit and Kat

    by Tomie De Paola

    Three stories featuring the Kitten Kids sleeping at their grandparents' house, riding bikes, and playing with a bully.

  • Kitty and Mr. Kipling: Neighbors in Vermont

    by Lenore Blegvad

    In 1892, eight-year-old Kitty learns about writing and the world beyond her Dummerston, Vermont, home when she befriends her new neighbors, author Rudyard Kipling and his family, who have recently arrived from England.

  • Knights of the Kitchen Table

    by Jon Scieszka

    One minute they're looking at pictures of knights in the book, a birthday gift from Joe's magician uncle, the next minute they're battling fire-breathing dragons. Will Joe, Fred, and Sam escape death?

  • Letters from Camp

    by Kate Klise

    Sent to Camp Happy Harmony to learn how to get along with each other, pairs of brothers and sisters chronicle in letters home how they come to suspect the intentions of the singing family running the camp.

  • Letting Swift River Go

    by Jane Yolen

    Relates Sally Jane's experience of changing times in rural America, as she lives through the drowning of the Swift River towns in western Massachusetts to form the Quabbin Reservoir.

  • Light Shining Through the Mist: a Photobiography of Dian Fossey

    by Tom Matthews

    Traces the adventurous life of the American woman who worked as a zoologist with the mountain gorillas of the Virunga area of central Africa.

  • Lily’s Crossing

    by Patricia Reilly Giff

    During a summer spent at Rockaway Beach in 1944, Lily's friendship with a young Hungarian refugee causes her to see the war and her own world differently.

  • Little Horse

    by Betsy Byars

    Little Horse falls into the stream and is swept away into a dangerous adventure and a new life.

  • Little House on the Prairie

    by Laura Ingalls Wilder

    A family travels to a new home on the prairie, where they build a house and meet a friendly neighbor.

  • Little Lit: Folklore and Fairy Tale Funnies

    by Art Spiegelman

    A series of comics from famous children=s authors.

  • Little Rat Sets Sail

    by Monika Bang-Campbell

    With a little courage and a lot of practice, Little Rat overcomes her fear of sailing.

  • Little Women

    by Louisa May Alcott

    Chronicles the joys and troubles of the four March sisters  Meg, Jo, Amy, and Beth  as they grow into young ladies and marry in nineteenth century New England.

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