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The One and Only Ivan

The One and Only Ivan
by Katherine Applegate
When Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in a down-and-out circus-themed mall, meets Ruby, a baby elephant that has been added to the mall, he decides that he must find her a better life.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


Cosmic

Cosmic
by Frank Cottrell Boyce
Liam Digby is so unusually tall that people think he should act like an adult, which leads him to compete against adults for a chance to go into space.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


Al Capone Does My Shirts

Al Capone Does My Shirts
by Gennifer Choldenko
A twelve-year-old boy named Moose moves to Alcatraz Island in 1935 when guards' families were housed there, and has to contend with his extraordinary new environment in addition to life with his autistic sister.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


Because of Winn-Dixie

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.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


Sees Behind Trees

Sees Behind Trees
by Michael Dorris
A Native American boy with a special gift to "see" beyond his poor eyesight journeys with an old warrior to a land of mystery and beauty
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


Half Magic

Half Magic
by Edward Eager
Faced with a dull summer in the city, Jane, Mark, Katharine, and Martha suddenly find themselves involved in a series of extraordinary adventures after Jane discovers an ordinary-looking coin that seems to grant wishes.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm

The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm
by Nancy Farmer
In 2194 in Zimbabwe, General Matsika's three children are kidnapped and put to work in a plastic mine while three mutant detectives use their special powers to search for them.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


Running Out of Time

Running Out of Time
by Margaret Peterson Haddix
When a diphtheria epidemic hits her 1840 village, thirteen-year-old Jessie discovers it is actually a 1996 tourist site under unseen observation by heartless scientists, and it's up to Jessie to escape the village and save the lives of the dying children.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


Hoot

Hoot
by Carl Hiaasen
Roy, who is new to his small Florida community, becomes involved in another boy's attempt to save a colony of burrowing owls from a proposed construction site.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
by E. L. Konigsburg
Having run away with her younger brother to live in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, twelve-year-old Claudia strives to keep things in order in their new home and to become a changed person and a heroine to herself.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


Earthquake! A Story of Old San Francisco

Earthquake! A Story of Old San Francisco
by Kathleen Kudlinski
In 1906, after the devastating earthquake hits San Francisco, twelve-year-old Phillip struggles to save the horses in his family's livery stable
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time
by Madeleine L'Engle
A midnight visitor escorts Meg, Calvin, and Charles across the barriers of space and time to another world
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


Ella Enchanted

Ella Enchanted
by Gail Carson Levine
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
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


Afternoon of the Elves

Afternoon of the Elves
by Janet Taylor Lisle
As Hillary works in the miniature village, allegedly built by elves, in Sara-Kate's backyard, she becomes more and more curious about Sara-Kate's real life inside her big, gloomy house with her mysterious, silent mother.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


Bridge to Terabithia

Bridge to Terabithia
by Katherine Paterson
Jess Aarons gains the strength to cope with unexpected tragedy by going to a secret kingdom in the woods invented by Leslie Burke, a newcomer to his rural Virginia community
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
by J.K. Rowling
During his third year at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry Potter must confront the devious and dangerous wizard responsible for his parents' deaths.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
by J.K. Rowling
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 Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


Holes

Holes
by Louis Sachar
As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself. As further evidence of his family's bad fortune, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


Wringer

Wringer
by Jerry Spinelli
As Palmer comes of age, he must either accept the violence of being a wringer at his town's annual Pigeon Day or find the courage to oppose it
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


When You Reach Me

When You Reach Me
by Rebecca Stead
In the 1980s, as her mother prepares to be a contestant on a television game show, Miranda tries to make sense of a series of mysterious notes received from an anonymous source that seems to defy the laws of time and space.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


The Mysterious Benedict Society

The Mysterious Benedict Society
by Trenton Lee Stewart
After passing a series of mind-bending tests, four children are selected for a secret mission that requires them to go undercover at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, where the only rule is that there are no rules.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


Grab Hands and Run

Grab Hands and Run
by Frances Temple
After his father disappears, twelve-year-old Felipe, his mother, and his younger sister set out on a difficult and dangerous journey, trying to make their way from their home in El Salvador to Canada.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief

Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief
by Wendelin Van Draanen
Thirteen-year-old Sammy's penchant for speaking her mind gets her in trouble when she involves herself in the investigation of a robbery at the "seedy" hotel across the street from the seniors' building where she is living with her grandmother
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


Moon Over Manifest

Moon Over Manifest
by Clare Vanderpool
Twelve-year-old Abilene Tucker is the daughter of a drifter who, in the summer of 1936, sends her to stay with an old friend in Manifest, Kansas, where he grew up, and where she hopes to find out some things about his past.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


Dragonwings

Dragonwings
by Laurence Yep
A young Chinese boy in San Francisco's Chinatown supports his poor and ridiculed father in his dream of building a flying machine.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


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