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  • Peppe the Lamplighter

    by Elisa Bartone

    Peppe becomes a lamplighter to help support his immigrant family in turn-of-the-century New York City, despite his papa=s disapproval.  But when Peppe=s job helps save his little sister, he earns the respect of his entire family.

  • Phantom Tollbooth

    by Norton Juster

    A journey through a land where Milo learns the importance of words and numbers provides a cure for his boredom.

  • Pig at Play

    by Susan Schade

    Follows Pig through his struggle to make the basketball team.

  • Pinky and Rex

    by James Howe

    Rex and her best friend Pinky, each the proud possessor of twenty-seven stuffed animals or dinosaurs, find their visit to the museum and its gift shop complicated by Pinky's little sister Amanda.

  • Pixie Tricks: Sprite’s Secret

    by Tracey West

    Violet meets a Pixie, Sprite, who tells her about 8 escaped Pixies who he must capture.   Well in no time Violet is his main assistant in this endeavor and it is quite an adventure capturing each Pixie.

  • Please Write in this Book

    by Mary Amato

    When Ms. Wurtz leaves a blank book in the Writer's Corner with a note encouraging those who find it to "talk to each other" in its pages, the student's entries spark a classroom-wide battle.

  • Poppleton

    by Cynthia Rylant

    Poppleton, the pig, makes a friend, reads a library book about adventure, and helps a sick friend get better.

  • Poppy

    by Avi

    Poppy the deer mouse urges her family to move next to a field of corn big enough to feed them all forever, but Mr. Ocax, a terrifying owl, has other ideas.

  • Princess Ben

    by Catherine Murdoch

    Princess Benevolence discovers an enchanted room while locked in the castle's highest tower by the conniving Queen Sophia and begins learning the magical arts, which may help her save her kingdom from a mortal threat.

  • Punished

    by David Lubar

    Logan and his friend Benedict are playing tag in the library when a mysterious man punished him by making him speak only in puns.

  • Ramona the Brave

    by Beverly Cleary

    Six-year-old Ramona tries to cope with an unsympathetic first-grade teacher.

  • Rap-a-Tap-Tap

    by Leo Dillon

    In illustrations and rhyme describes the dancing of Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, one of the most famous tap dancers of all time.

  • Raven League: Sherlock Holmes is Missing

    by Alex Simmons

    Archie Wiggins and a few of his friends investigate the disappearance of the famous detective Sherlock Holmes after Archie was kicked out of the Baker Street Irregulars, a gang that often assisted Holmes.

  • Raven: a Trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest

    by Gerald McDermott

    Raven brings light to the people.

  • Redwall

    by Brian Jacques

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