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Julie of the Wolves Trilogy by Jean Craighead George (1972 – 1997)

Julie of the Wolves, Middle Grade Reading Level, 176 pages, published in 1972.  Newbery Medal Winner.  Julie is an Eskimo girl who runs away from her village only to become lost in the wilderness.  By carefully observing a wild wolf … Continue reading

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The Wheel on the School by Meindert DeJong (1954)

Why are there no storks in Shora, The Netherlands?  The six young children living in this tiny village decide to figure out the answer, and how to bring the storks back!  But it’s not an easy task. . . and … Continue reading

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From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg (1967)

Unlike most children who decide to run away from home, Claudia Kincaid has a detailed plan.  She will hide out at the Metropolitan Museum of Art because she likes REALLY nice things, and she will bring along her little brother, … Continue reading

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A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle (1962)

As you probably know, a new film version of A Wrinkle in Time is coming to theaters March 9, 2018.  There’s still time to read the book before the movie comes out!  From the look of the movie trailers, they’ve … Continue reading

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Number the Stars by Lois Lowry (1989)

During World War II very few european countries defended their Jewish populations against the Nazis, but Denmark did.  In 1943, the Danish Resistance, with the held of many ordinary citizens, smuggled over 7,000 Jews to safety in Sweden — more … Continue reading

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The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes (1944)

Wanda Petronski is a shy, immigrant girl attending elementary school in a small Connecticut town.   She wears the same faded blue dress every day to school.  One day Wanda quietly claims to own 100 dresses “all lined up in my … Continue reading

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Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorensen (1956)

Marly’s family is in crisis.  Father has recently returned from serving in World War II, and not only did he see action, he was held as a prisoner of war.  Dad has returned to the family a different man. Marly’s … Continue reading

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