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  • Mimmy and Sophie: All Around Town

    by Miriam Cohen

    Describes the experiences of two sisters growing up in Brooklyn in the time of Shirley Temple movies and trolleys. 

  • Minnie and Moo Go Dancing

    by Denys Cazet

    Cow friends, Minnie and Moo, decide to dress up and attend a party at the farmer's house.

  • Miracle on 49th Street

    by Mike Lupica

    After her mother's death, twelve-year-old Molly learns that her father is a basketball star for the Boston Celtics.

  • Mirette on the High Wire

    by Emily McCully

    Mirette learns tightrope walking from Monsieur Bellini, not knowing that he is a celebrated tightrope artist who has quit performing because of fear.

  • Miss Bindergarten Stays Home from Kindergarten

    by Joseph Slate

    Introduces the letters of the alphabet while telling what happened at school when Miss Bindergarten was too ill to come to class.

  • Miss Nelson Is Missing!

    by Harry Allard and James Marshall

    The kids in Room 207 take advantage of their teacher's good nature until she disappears and they are faced with a vile substitute.

  • Miss Rumphius

    by Barbara Cooney

    Seeking adventure in faraway places, Miss Rumphius fulfills her dream and then sets out to make the world more beautiful.

  • Mistmantle Chronicles: Urchin of the Riding Stars

    by M.I. McAllister

    A group of animals, led by an orphaned squirrel, learns about friendship and loyalty when they band together to defend their island kingdom against evil forces.

  • Molly Bannaky

    by Alice McGill

    Relates how Benjamin Banneker's grandmother journeyed from England to Maryland in the late seventeenth century, worked as an indentured servant, began a farm of her own, and married a freed slave.  

  • Molly Moon’s Incredible Book of Hypnotism

    by Georgia Byng

    Unlucky and unloved, Molly Moon, living in a dreary orphanage in a small English town, discovers a hidden talent for hypnotism and hypnotizes her way to stardom in New York City.

  • Molly’s Pilgrim

    by Barbara Cohen

    Told to make a Pilgrim doll for the Thanksgiving display at school, Molly is embarrassed when her mother tries to help her out by creating a doll dressed as she herself was dressed before leaving Russia to seek religious freedom.

  • Moongobble and Me: The Dragon of Droom

    by Bruce Coville

    Life in the village of Pigbone is boring until an aspiring magician and his talking toad come to town and ask Edward to help them slay the Dragon of Doom.

  • Mr. Gumpy’s Outing

    by John Birmingham

    Mr. Gumpy accepts more and more animals on his boat until the inevitable occurs.

  • Mr. Putter and Tabby Walk the Dog

    by Cynthia Rylant

    When their neighbor Mrs. Teaberry hurts her foot, Mr. Putter and his cat Tabby agree to walk her dog for a week, not knowing what they are in for.

  • Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh

    by Robert O'Brien

    Having no one to help her with her problems, a widowed mouse visits the rats whose former imprisonment in a laboratory made them wise and long lived.

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