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  • Annabel the Actress Starring in Camping It Up

    by Ellen Conford

    Annabel dreams of becoming a famous actress, so when the camp holds auditions for the yearly play, Annabel tries out for a big part, but she soon learns there is more to life than fame and fortune.

  • Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret

    by Judy Blume

    Faced with the difficulties of growing up and choosing a religion, a twelve-year old girl talks over her problems with her own private God.

  • Aunt Eater’s Mystery Vacation

    by Doug Cushman

    A mystery-loving anteater has a chance to solve several mysteries during her vacation at the Hotel Bathwater.

  • Ballot Box Battle

    by Emily McCully

    Cordelia learns a lesson about the rights and abilities of girls and women when she spends time taking care of Jules, a horse belonging to nineteenth century feminist Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

  • Bears Snores On

    by Karma Wilson

    On a cold winter night many animals gather to party in the cave of a sleeping bear, who then awakes and protests that he has missed the food and the fun.

  • Because of Winn Dixie

    by Kate DiCamillo

    Ten year old India Opal Buloni describes her first summer in the town of Naomi, Florida, and all the good things that happen to her because of her big ugly dog Winn Dixie.

  • Bella at Midnight

    by Diane Stanley

    Bella's peasant life is changed when her real father, a knight who abandoned her when she was a baby, comes and reclaims her, moving her to his home where she lives with a resentful stepmother and two horrible stepsisters and learns about a plot to kill her friend, Prince Julian.

  • Belle Prather’s Boy

    by Ruth White

    When Woodrow's mother suddenly disappears, he moves to his grandparents' home in a small Virginia town where he befriends his cousin and together they find the strength to face the terrible losses and fears in their lives.

  • Belle Teal

    by Ann Martin

    Belle Teal Harper=s entrance into fifth-grade in the early 1960s brings many changes and challenges as her Gran=s memory begins to slip, her mom spends long hours away at work, and her class gets two new students, including an African-American boy.

  • Big Al

    by Andrew Clements and Yoshi

    Poor Big Al! He just wants to make friends. But because Big Al is large and scary-looking, the little fish are afraid to get to know him. What can he do?

  • Big Bad Bunny

    by Franny Billingsley

    Mama Mouse hurriedly searches the forest for her missing little one, Baby Boo-Boo, while Big Bad Bunny stomps and growls not far away--but the bunny may not be as bad as it seems.

  • Big Black Bear

    by Wong Herbert Yee

    Big Black Bear smells something good in the air and decides to follow his nose to Little Girl’s house; unfortunately, he leaves his manners at the doorstep, and his ensuing antics create mayhem throughout the house.

  • Biscuit

    by Alyssa Capucilli

    A little yellow dog wants ever one more thing before he'll go to sleep.

  • Black Horses for the King

    by Anne McCaffrey

    Galwyn, son of a Roman Celt, escapes from his tyrannical uncle and joins Lord Artos, later known as King Arthur, using his talent with languages and way with horses to help secure and care for the Libyan horses that Artos hopes to use in battle against the Saxons.

  • Bobbin Girl

    by Emily McCully

    A ten-year-old bobbin girl working in a textile mill in Lowell, Massachusetts, in the 1830s, must make a difficult decision--whether or not she will participate in the first workers' strike in Lowell.

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