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  • Thump and Plunk

    by Janice Udry

    When Thump thumps Plunk's doll Plunkit, an argument starts which their mother resolves.

  • Time for Andrew

    by Mary Downing Hahn

    When he goes to spend the summer with his great aunt in the family's old house, eleven year old Drew is drawn eighty years into the past to trade places with his great great uncle who is dying of diptheria.

  • Tippy-Toe Chick, GO!

    by George Shannon

    When a mean dog blocks the path to the garden where a delicious breakfast awaits, Little Chick shows her family how brave and clever she is.

  • Toys Go Out

    by Emily Jenkins

    In the backpack, where it is very dark -- The serious problem of Plastic-ness -- The terrifying bigness of the washing machine -- The possible shark -- How Lumphy got on the big high bed and lost something rather good-looking -- It is difficult to find the right birthday present. Six stories relate the adventures of three best friends, who happen to be toys.

  • True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

    by Avi

    As the only passenger, and the only female, on a transatlantic voyage in 1832, thirteen-year-old Charlotte finds herself caught between a murderous captain and a mutinous crew.

  • True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

    by Avi

    As the lone "young lady" on a transatlantic voyage in 1832, Charlotte learns that the captain is murderous and the crew rebellious.

  • Truly Winnie

    by Jennifer Jacobson

    Winnie, Zoe and Vanessa are going to summer camp for the first time. Winnie worries no one will like her, she won't have a good time, and her father won't make it to Parent's Day.

  • Tuesday

    by David Wiesner

    Frogs rise on their lily pads, float through the air, and explore the nearby houses while their inhabitants sleep.

  • Uglies

    by Scott Westerfeld

    Tally is faced with a difficult choice when her new friend Shay decides to risk life on the outside rather than submit to the forced operation that turns sixteen year old girls into gorgeous beauties, and realizes that there is a whole new side to the pretty world that she doesn't like.

  • Uncle Andy’s: A Faabbulous Visit with Andy Warhol

    by James Warhola

    The author describes a trip to see his uncle, the soon-to-be-famous artist Andy Warhol, and the fun that he and his family had on the visit.

  • Uncommon Traveler: Mary Kingsley in Africa

    by Don Brown

    A brief biography of the self educated nineteenth century Englishwoman who, after a secluded childhood and youth, traveled alone through unexplored West Africa in 1893 and 1894 and learned much about the area and its inhabitants.

  • Unlovable

    by Dan Yaccarino

    Alfred, a supposedly unlovable pug hides his true identity from Rex, the dog next door, until the day Rex decides to dig under the fence.  Will Rex find Alfred unlovable when he sees him face to face?

  • Uptown

    by Collier Bryan

    A tour of the sights of Harlem, including the Metro North Train, brownstones, shopping on 125th Street, a barber shop, summer basketball, the Boy's Choir, and sunset over the Harlem River.

  • Utterly Me, Clarice Bean

    by Lauren Child

    When someone steals the winner's trophy for the school book project, Clarice emulates her favorite book heroine, Ruby Redfort the detective.

  • Vampires Don’t Wear Polka Dots

    by Debbie Dadey

    Until Mrs. Jeepers, the third grade at Baily School was hard to handle.  No one ever dared make Mrs. Jeepers mad because whenever they did, the strangest things would happen.

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