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Cold Sassy Tree Cover Image
ISBN: 9780618919710
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Published: Mariner Books - September 4th, 2007

This story takes place in 1906 in the small town of Cold Sassy, Georgia. It focuses on how a scandal shakes the town and affects everyone in it. It is beautifully written, painting a cultural, historical, and wonderfully witty tale.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385341004
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Published: Dial Press - May 5th, 2009

Written through letters, this story tells of a writer connecting to a unique book club and how it helped protect them during WWII. Creative and great for book lovers!

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312659301
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Published: Square Fish - January 4th, 2011

This historical fiction novel tells the story of Calpurnia Tate during 1899. She becomes intrigued by the natural world around her as well as the relationships with her family and friends during this turn-of-the-century tale.

Willie Was Different: A Children's Story a Children's Story Cover Image
ISBN: 9780936399614
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Published: Countryman Press - September 17th, 1994

Willie is a unique bird who takes up singing with a flute-playing librarian. Written and illustrated by well-known artist Norman Rockwell.

The Book Thief Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375842207
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 11th, 2007

This historical novel revolves around the life of a 9 year-old girl living in Germany during WWII. As she ages, her life is narrated by Death.

A Walk Across America Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060959555
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Published: Harper Perennial - September 18th, 2001

Back in the 1970s, Peter decided as a youth to take a walk across America. After miles and miles he discovers beauty in himself, others, and his country when he chose to explore.

As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride Cover Image
By Cary Elwes, Joe Layden, Rob Reiner (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781476764023
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Published: Touchstone Books - October 14th, 2014

A behind-the-scenes look at the making of The Princess Bride movie. It features wacky stories, memories of Andre the Giant and little snippets featuring castmate quotes.

The Day the Crayons Quit Cover Image
By Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780399255373
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Published: Philomel Books - June 27th, 2013

A young boys crayons correspond with him about their complaints about their job as their specific color. Great for read-alouds, with childish, creative illustrations.

Animal Kingdom: Color Me, Draw Me Cover Image
ISBN: 9781454709107
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Published: Lark Books (NC) - September 23rd, 2014

This intricate and beautiful adult coloring book is filled with amazing animals like birds, rhinos, fish and giraffes.

The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible....on Schindler's List Cover Image
ISBN: 9781442497825
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 18th, 2015

This true tale talls about the youngest boy on Schindler's list during WWII and his survival during the Holocaust. A very remarkable and extraordinary memoir.

Snowflake Bentley Cover Image
ISBN: 9780547248295
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - December 1st, 2009

Wilson Bentley was so captivated by snow, he made it his lifework. This book tells the true story of his work and all the information, as well as beautiful photographs of snow taken by Bentley.

Don't Get Caught Cover Image
ISBN: 9781492630142
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Published: Sourcebooks Fire - April 1st, 2016

This read is a fun, clever, and all around enjoyable read. With it's nods to Ocean's 11, heist rules, and wondrous pranks, the book keeps you wondering and happily surprised. Be cool....and read this, but when in doubt, run.

Regarding the Fountain Cover Image
By Kate Klise, M. Sarah Klise (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780380793471
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Published: HarperTrophy - March 9th, 1999

This story, the first in a series, is told using different kinds of communication as a school attempts to get a new fountain. As this task goes off track, a mystery arises in the town!

The Map Thief: The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare-Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps Cover Image
ISBN: 9781592409402
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Published: Avery Publishing Group - June 2nd, 2015

This gripping non-fiction story tells the tale of a highly respected map dealer turned map thief. This is an amazing true story of the crazy and sometimes disreputable world of map dealing.

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