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Mr. Popper's penguins / by Richard and Florence Atwater ; illustrated by Robert Lawson.

YF ATW
The Popper family could barely make ends meet until they devised a plan in which their twelve penguins would support them.

 

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Book - eAudio Book
YF BAU
Eisner Award-winning writer/artist Eric Shanower teams up with fan-favorite artist Skottie Young to bring L. Frank Baum's beloved classic to life! When Kansas farm girl Dorothy flies away to the magical Land of Oz, she fatally flattens a Wicked Witch, liberates a living Scarecrow and is hailed by the Munchkin people as a great sorceress ... but all she really wants to know is: how does she get home?

 

How to train your dragon

YF COW

Chronicles the adventures and misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third as he tries to pass the important initiation test of his Viking clan, the Tribe of the Hairy Hooligans, by catching and training a dragon.


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Book - Audio Book

YF DAH

Each of five children lucky enough to discover an entry ticket into Mr. Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory takes advantage of the situation in his own way.
 

Because of Winn-Dixie Book - Audio Book

YF DiC

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.


The Tale of Despereaux Book - eBook- Audio Book

YF DiC

The adventures of Despereaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the princess that he loves, the servant girl who longs to be a princess, and a devious rat determined to bring them all to ruin.


Spiderwick Chronicles

YF DIT

The adventures of Despereaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the princess that he loves, the servant girl who longs to be a princess, and a devWhen the Grace children go to stay at their Great Aunt Lucinda's worn Victorian house, they discover a field guide to fairies and other creatures and begin to have some unusual experiences.ous rat determined to bring them all to ruin.
 

City of Ember Book - eBook - Audio Book

YF DuP

In the year 241, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions.
 

Coraline Book - eBook

YF GAI

Looking for excitement, Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into a world that is similar, yet disturbingly different from her own, where she must challenge a gruesome entity in order to save herself, her parents, and the souls of three others.


Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book - Audio Book

YF KIN

Greg records his sixth grade experiences in a middle school where he and his best friend, Rowley, undersized weaklings amid boys who need to shave twice daily, hope just to survive, but when Rowley grows more popular, Greg must take drastic measures to save their friendship.

 

A Wrinkle in Time Book - eBook - Audio Book

YF LEN
Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government.

 

Ella Enchanted Book - Audio Book

YF LEV

In this novel based on the story of Cinderella, Ella struggles against the childhood curse that forces her to obey any order given to her.

 

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Book - Audio Book
YF LEW
Four English schoolchildren find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and assist Aslan, the golden lion, to triumph over the White Witch, who has cursed the land with eternal winter.

 

The Giver Book - Audio Book

YF LOW

Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.

 

Shiloh Book - Audio Book
YF NAY
When he finds a lost beagle in the hills behind his West Virginia home, Marty tries to hide it from his family and the dog's real owner, a mean-spirited man known to shoot deer out of season and to mistreat his dogs.
 

Bridge to Terabithia Book - eBook - Audio Book

YF PAT

The life of a ten-year-old boy in rural Virginia expands when he becomes friends with a newcomer who subsequently meets an untimely death trying to reach their hideaway, Terabithia, during a storm.

 

The Great Gilly Hopkins

YF PAT 

Eleven-year-old foster child tries to cope with her longings and fears as she schemes against everyone who tries to be friendly.

 

Percy Jackson & the Olympians

YF RIO

After learning that he is the son of a mortal woman and Poseidon, god of the sea, twelve-year-old Percy is sent to a summer camp for demigods like himself, and joins his new friends on a quest to prevent a war between the gods.

 

Harry Potter

YF ROW

Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Wizards and Witches.

 

Invention of Hugo Cabret Book -eBook - Audio Book

YF SEL

When twelve-year-old Hugo, an orphan living and repairing clocks within the walls of a Paris train station in 1931, meets a mysterious toyseller and his goddaughter, his undercover life and his biggest secret are jeopardized.

 

A Series of Unfortunate Events

YF SNI

 After the sudden death of their parents, the three Baudelaire children must depend on each other and their wits when it turns out that the distant relative who is appointed their guardian is determined to use any means necessary to get their fortune.

 

Mary Poppins
YF TRA
An extraordinary English nanny blows in on the East Wind with her parrot-headed umbrella and magic carpetbag and introduces her charges, Jane and Michael, to some delightful people and experiences.

 

Charlottes Web Book - Audio Book

YF WHI

The story of a little girl named Fern who loved a little pig named Wilbur and of Wilbur's dear friend, Charlotte A. Cavatica, a beautiful large grey spider who lived with Wilbur in the barn.

 

 

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The true confessions of Charlotte Doyle
YF AVI
As the lone "young lady" on a transatlantic voyage in 1832, Charlotte learns that the captain is murderous and the crew rebellious.

 

Peter and the Starcatchers Book - Audio Book - eAudio Book.

YF BAR

Soon after Peter, an orphan, sets sail from England on the ship Never Land, he befriends and assists Molly, a young Starcatcher, whose mission is to guard a trunk of magical stardust from a greedy pirate and the native inhabitants of a remote island. 

 

The Twits

YF DAH

The misadventures of two terrible old people who enjoy playing nasty tricks and are finally outwitted by a family of monkeys.

 

Ranger's Apprentice

YF FLA

When fifteen-year-old Will is rejected by battleschool, he becomes the reluctant apprentice to the mysterious Ranger Halt, and winds up protecting the kingdom from danger.

 

Savvy Book - eAudio Book - Audio Book

YF LAW

Recounts the adventures of Mibs Beaumont, whose thirteenth birthday has revealed her "savvy"--a magical power unique to each member of her family--just as her father is injured in a terrible accident.

 

Peter Pan in Scarlet

YF McC

In the 1930s, all is not well. Nightmares are leaking out of Neverland. Fearing for Peter Pan's life, Wendy and the Lost Boys go back to Neverland -- with the help of the fairy Fireflyer -- only to discover their worst nightmares coming true! Peter Pan and his friends eventually restore Neverland to rights.

 

Septimus Heap: Magyk Book - Audio Book

YF SAG

After learning that she is the Princess, Jenna is whisked from her home and carried toward safety by the Extraordinary Wizard, those she always believed were her father and brother, and a young guard known only as Boy 412--pursued by agents of those who killed her mother ten years earlier.

 

Rotten School
YF STI
Bernie Bridges, the egotistical planner and schemer for a group of fourth-graders at The Rotten School, is determined to outsmart his rival in a pie-eating contest.

 

The screaming staircase / Jonathan Stroud.
YF STR
Follows three young operatives of a Psychic Detection Agency as they battle an epidemic of ghosts in London.

 

The 39 Clues

YF THI

 What would happen if you discovered that your family was one of the most powerful in human history? What if you were told that the source of the family's power was hidden around the world, in the form of 39 clues? What if you were given a choice - take a million dollars and walk away.. or get the first clue? If you're Amy and Dan Cahill, you take the clue - and begin a very dangerous race.

 

Scary stories to tell in the dark / collected from American folklore by Alvin Schwartz
Y 398.25 SCH
Stories of ghosts and witches, "jump" stories, scary songs, and modern-day scary stories.

 

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