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    1. Blizzard of the Blue Moon (A Stepping
    $4.99
    2. Too Big for Diapers (Too Big Board
    $118.20
    3. American Nation: A History of
    $11.53
    4. The Book Thief
    $10.85
    5. Magic Tree House Boxed Set 1,
    6. United States History: Preparing
    $11.53
    7. Rebel Angels
    $9.56
    8. Season of the Sandstorms (Magic
    $32.97
    9. The Story of the World Volume
    $13.59
    10. Castle: Medieval Days and Knights
    $6.99
    11. Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the
    $6.50
    12. The Sign of the Beaver
    $23.07
    13. The American Story: 100 True Tales
    $5.99
    14. Out Of The Dust (Apple Signature
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    15. Number the Stars (Laurel Leaf
    $6.50
    16. Bud, Not Buddy (Newbery Medal
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    17. The Mislaid Magician or Ten Years
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    18. The Education of Little Tree
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    19. Criss Cross (Newbery Medal Book)
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    20. Copper Sun

    1. Blizzard of the Blue Moon (A Stepping Stone Book(TM))
    by Random House Books for Young Readers
    Hardcover (26 September, 2006)
    list price: $11.95 -- our price: $7.17
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    Isbn: 0375830375
    Sales Rank: 173
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Reviews (2)

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Very Exciting Book
    This book is excellent. If you love Unicorns, and I very much do then you will love this cute adorable book. Mary Pope Osborne has done it again with this fantastic story! You won't be disappointed. This book takes place in a blizzard and it's a excellent time to read a story like this coming into the season.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Book!
    Blizzard of the Blue Moon is one of the greatest book by Mary Pope Osborne! Jack and Annie to New York City, 1938, during the time of the Great depression.
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    Subjects:  1. Action & Adventure - General    2. Animals - Mythical    3. Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Historical    4. Children's Books/Ages 9-12 Fiction    5. Children: Grades 2-3    6. Fiction    7. Historical - General    8. Historical - Medieval    9. Juvenile Fiction    10. Magic    11. Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic    12. Time travel    13. Unicorns    14. Juvenile Fiction / Historical / General   


    2. Too Big for Diapers (Too Big Board Books)
    by Random House Books for Young Readers
    Board book (26 September, 2000)
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    Isbn: 0375810455
    Sales Rank: 234
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great book
    While we are in the very, very early stages of potty training my son still loves this book and his Elmo book about being Big enough for a bed. These are great books for toddlers.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great Book but not waterproof
    My daughter loved this book, she liked that it was Ernie a character she knew, the only downside was she took the book everywhere including the bath tub so now the book is dry again but swollen.LOL!!!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Daughter love to read this on the potty!
    Just begining to introduce potty training to my 2yo and she LOVES this book!From reading and looking at the pictures, she has finally made the association between diapers = baby and potty = big girl.This made a big difference in her desire to go to the potty! ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Children's Baby - Boardbooks    2. Children's Books/Baby-Preschool    3. Children: Grades 1-2    4. Fiction    5. Health & Daily Living - Toilet Training    6. Juvenile Fiction    7. Social Situations - Toilet Training    8. Toilet training    9. Juvenile Fiction / Social Situations / Toilet Training   


    3. American Nation: A History of the United States, Single Volume Edition, The (12th Edition)
    by Longman
    Hardcover (11 February, 2005)
    list price: $118.20 -- our price: $118.20
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    Isbn: 0321316886
    Sales Rank: 184872
    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    3-0 out of 5 stars whathappenedtomaps?
    This American History book is a very good, but not excellentcoverage of the History of the United States. The book istypical entry level college material. Historical information is either very interesting with good detail to boring and vague.Photographs, portraits, paintings, charts, and illustrations are abundant and beautiful helping to keep interest level moving.However, the book rapidly sheds its allure and interest. That is because it fails to deliver on providing enough, interesting and neccessary political and war detail maps associated with important major historical events.
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    Subjects:  1. History    2. History - General History    3. History - U.S.    4. History: American    5. Textbooks    6. United States    7. United States - General    8. American history    9. History / General    10. USA   


    4. The Book Thief
    by Knopf Books for Young Readers
    Hardcover (14 March, 2006)
    list price: $16.95 -- our price: $11.53
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    Isbn: 0375831002
    Sales Rank: 543
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars My Favorite Book of All Time
    Wow. Where do I begin?
    5-0 out of 5 stars A rich, complex and vastly entertaining read
    My college-age cousin told me about this book back in the summer as I was visting during vacation. I had a few books in my car (and some I told her about), but she insisted: this was an extraordinary read. That I simply had to put everything else aside and read it.
    5-0 out of 5 stars THE BOOK THIEF
    Liesel Meminger, a German girl in the 1940's, survives the vicissitudes of war through two forces: the power of love and the power of words. At her younger brother's funeral, she steals The Gravedigger's Handbook as a remembrance of him. Her foster father quells her nightmares by teaching her to read, and she soon discovers that books soothe the soul. When her family hides a Jew in their basement, the young man writes to survive, often aiming his words directly at Leisel.Ultimately, it is the strength of her relationships and the reading and writing they inspire that save her life, spiritually and literally.
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    Subjects:  1. Books and reading    2. Children's 12-Up - Fiction - History    3. Children's Books - Young Adult Fiction    4. Children: Young Adult (Gr. 7-9)    5. Death    6. Fiction    7. Historical - Holocaust    8. Historical - Military & Wars    9. Historical Fiction (Young Adult)    10. Juvenile Fiction    11. Law & Crime    12. Social Issues - Emotions & Feelings    13. Storytelling    14. Juvenile Fiction / Historical / Holocaust   


    5. Magic Tree House Boxed Set 1, Books 1-4:Dinosaurs Before Dark, The Knight at Dawn, Mummies in the Morning, and Pirates Past Noon
    by Random House Books for Young Readers
    Paperback (29 May, 2001)
    list price: $15.96 -- our price: $10.85
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    Isbn: 0375813659
    Sales Rank: 319
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great introduction to chapter books for pre-k age
    We actually picked up a four of the Magic Tree House books to give chapter books a try with our 4 year old. He absolutely is enthralled with these. We have already returned to the book store twice for a total of 8 more and I'm sure we will be going back for more.
    4-0 out of 5 stars Son received as a b-day present
    When he got the first boxed set for his birthday, he wasn't too enthused by it. Up to that point, him reading on his own was like trying to pull teeth. So I bribed him by saying for every book he read, I would give him a dollar.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Magic Tree House (Volumes 1-4)
    This was a gift for my granddaughter.My daughter writes: "Suspenseful . . . interesting.Erin can't wait for each chapter.With other books she falls asleep while I read;with these books she asks me to stop so she doesn't miss anything.We are reading no. 5 'Night of the Ninjas' and recently saw a samari suit in the museum (where Andy Warhol is showing) and there are Samari in this book.As a parent I wish there was a little more history in each book, but I think they are age appropriate."
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    Subjects:  1. Children's 4-8 - Fiction - General    2. Children's Books/Ages 4-8 Fiction    3. Children: Kindergarten    4. Fairy Tales & Folklore - Anthologies    5. Historical - General    6. Juvenile Fiction    7. Readers - Chapter Books    8. Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic    9. Juvenile Fiction / Animals / Dinosaurs   


    6. United States History: Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination
    by Amsco School Pubns Inc
    Paperback (January, 2003)
    list price: $26.66
    Isbn: 1567656609
    Sales Rank: 5534
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Best in the market
    Along with other aids, this book helped me get a five on the AP exam.
    5-0 out of 5 stars this book is awsome
    I got a B in my first semester APUSH class because I actually read through my pompous textbook and forgot everything right before the test. This semester I got this book and I always got easy As on my tests. This book summarizes the main ideas of each chapters without eliminating anything important ideas so you will always be very prepared if you read through this book. The only thing I don't like about this book is that I still can't find the answer key. I contacted the publisher but they wanted me to contact a local retailer for the answer key which was sort of like I needed to buy it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Fantastic
    The book is entertaining, easy to understand, and includes all of the relevant information you need to succeed. I wouldnt recommend anything else for U.S history. Makes the exam an easy 5. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Children: Young Adult (Gr. 10-12)    2. History - United States/General    3. Juvenile Nonfiction    4. Study Aids - Test Preparation   


    7. Rebel Angels
    by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
    Hardcover (23 August, 2005)
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    Isbn: 0385730292
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    In this sequel to the Victorian fantasy Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars becoming a movie!!!
    i really adored this book and the 3rd book is taking much to long to come out! I have heard that Mel Gibson recently picked up these books as a screen play. He is making a movie out of this! I for one, cannot wait to here more about it, but since the third isnt out yet, ill have to wait even longer.

    5-0 out of 5 stars one in a million
    one of the best follow up books ever written.Lies, secrets, and friendship what else could you have in a story like this. The story will keep you dancing on your toes all the way through the book. If you have read the first book A Great and Terrible Beauty you will know that this book will be as good as the first.

    5-0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Sequel
    Sequels are tricky and they're famous for not living up to an original- either the writer will try to rehash what was successful in the original, in which case the result is too often boring a second time around; or she'll attempt to take thestory into a different place and risks not being true to the initial characters and situations. Libba Bray does both- she brings her story forward while remaining true to what made the first novel good.
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    Subjects:  1. Boarding schools    2. Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General    3. Children's Books - Young Adult Fiction    4. Children: Young Adult (Gr. 10-12)    5. Children: Young Adult (Gr. 7-9)    6. Fiction    7. Girls & Women    8. Historical - Europe    9. Historical Fiction (Young Adult)    10. Juvenile Fiction    11. Magic    12. Schools    13. Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic    14. Supernatural   


    8. Season of the Sandstorms (Magic Tree House #34)
    by Random House Books for Young Readers
    Hardcover (28 June, 2005)
    list price: $11.95 -- our price: $9.56
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    Isbn: 0375830316
    Sales Rank: 2354
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars I really like Jack and Annie's quest.
    I gave it five stars because I think I should give the magic carpet two stars.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Smarty Pants
    Season of the Sandstorms is about Jack and Annie going on one of Merlin's Missions.This time they go to the golden age of Baghdad and are suppose to help the Caliph sread wisdom to the world.Your going to have to read the rest yourself.You'll also learn who the Caliph is!This was the best book I ever read!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Goo's review
    Season of the Sandstorms is a good book. They go to a desert and find people which help them on their journey to help save Camelot,but you need to read the rest of the book to find about their journey. I hope you injoy this book. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Action & Adventure - General    2. Baghdad (Iraq)    3. Brothers and sisters    4. Children's All Ages - Fiction - Historical    5. Children's Books/Ages 9-12 Fiction    6. Children: Grades 2-3    7. Fiction    8. Historical - General    9. Historical - Medieval    10. Juvenile Fiction    11. Magic    12. Readers - Chapter Books    13. Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic    14. Time travel    15. Juvenile Fiction / Historical / General   


    9. The Story of the World Volume 2: History for the Classical Child (Story of the World: History for the Classical Child (Audio))
    by Open Texture
    Audio CD (04 February, 2004)
    list price: $49.95 -- our price: $32.97
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    Isbn: 0974239119
    Sales Rank: 41482
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Very convenient "teaching" tool
    My 12 year old son loves listening to the CD.He doesn't even consider it school work and I would guess that he is learning a whole lot more than he would from a text book.It is a wonderful overview of history.

    5-0 out of 5 stars My eight year old really enjoyed this
    and details about the medaeval world have filtered through his conversation ever since he listened to it.He also begged me to buy the next series. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Abridged Audio - Misc. Nonfiction    2. Children's Audio - 9-12    3. Children: Grades 4-6    4. Education    5. General    6. History - General    7. Home Schooling    8. Juvenile Nonfiction    9. Juvenile Nonfiction / History / General   


    10. Castle: Medieval Days and Knights (A Sabuda & Reinhart Pop-up Book)
    by Orchard Books
    Hardcover (01 August, 2006)
    list price: $19.99 -- our price: $13.59
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    Isbn: 043954324X
    Sales Rank: 1663
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars informative ingenuity
    a beaufully crafted book. the art of pop-ups still has a magical effect that brings out the child in all of us. the content is informative, and the illustrations are wonderfull. if that isn't enough, the pop ups take it over the top. trully magnificent.

    4-0 out of 5 stars pop ups to consolidate history learning
    This book is like others in its genre, surprising and effective in how the mechanics work.Suitable for children or adults with some interest/knowledge about the subject.

    5-0 out of 5 stars So, what is a knight?
    If your kids are asking "What is a knight?", then this book is for you.The book is informative and the illustrations are terrific. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Architecture    2. Castles    3. Children's Books/Ages 4-8 Nonfiction    4. Children: Grades 4-6    5. Civilization, Medieval    6. History - Medieval    7. Juvenile Nonfiction    8. Juvenile literature    9. Social Science - Customs, Traditions, Anthropology    10. Specimens    11. Toy and movable books    12. Juvenile Nonfiction / History / General   


    11. Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution
    by HarperTrophy
    Paperback (31 October, 1998)
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    Isbn: 0064462080
    Sales Rank: 25497
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Absolutely captivating and brilliant!
    When I first heard about the book, it was because a friend recomended it. She said it was one of the best books she ever read, and after reading it myself I completely agree. It is about a girl growing up in the Chinese Cultural Revolution and facing the challenge of growing up in a family with a bad reputation according to the government. I liked this book because it really made me think about how kids are living. Also, because I like books about people with a realistic life, not a fairytale. I would reccomend it to any of my friends!

    1-0 out of 5 stars Stinks
    Don't like it at all. Don't even waste your time reading it. i was forced to read it!!! Two thumbs DOWN :-(!!!

    4-0 out of 5 stars The Depth of Mankind...
    This is not the first and probably not the last 'Cultural Revolution Memoir' that I have read.I must admit feeling a bit numb to the stories and account of this tragic point in Chinese history.It has been over a year since that last 'memoir' that I have read, and a friend passed the book on for me to check out.It was time to be reminded of the pain that so many around me have faced in their lives.What is remarkable about Ji Li Jiang's story is not the uniqueness, but rather the commonness of her experience among millions of others.This in no way should negate her or others struggles, yet rather serve to deepen compassion for the many who have experienced destruction at the hands fellow humans.
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    Subjects:  1. Biography & Autobiography - Historical    2. Biography & Autobiography - Political    3. Children's 12-Up - Biography / Autobiography    4. Children's Books/Young Adult Biography    5. Children: Young Adult (Gr. 7-9)    6. China    7. Cultural Revolution, 1966-1969    8. History    9. History - Asia    10. Jiang, Ji-li    11. Juvenile Nonfiction    12. Juvenile literature    13. People & Places - Asia    14. Personal narratives    15. Human geography / peoples of the world    16. Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Political    17. Politics & government   


    12. The Sign of the Beaver
    by Yearling
    Paperback (01 July, 1984)
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    Isbn: 0440479002
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    When his father returns East to collect the rest of the family,13-year-old Matt is left alone to guard his family's newly built homestead. One day, Matt is brutally stung when he robs a bee tree for honey. He returns to consciousness to discover that his many stings have been treated by an old Native American and his grandson. Matt offers his only book as thanks, but the old man instead asks Matt to teach his grandson Attean to read. Both boys are suspicious, but Attean comes each day for his lesson. In the mornings, Matt tries to entice Attean with tales from Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great summer Read.
    one thing i remeber about summer reading lists for school, was that they tried to pick the most boring, shoot yourself in the foot, educational reads they could find. almost as if to make people(kids) hate reading? I mean how many kinds will voluntarily sit down and read a book any way? Dosen't it make more sense to make everyone read 1 book that they like, instead of several ones that they can't stand?
    5-0 out of 5 stars Sign Of The Beaver
    The book is amazing! It is about a boy named Matt who is left alone in the woods to guard the familys caben while his dad goes to bring the rest of the family to the caben. If you like realistick fictionthis is a great book for you it is writtin by Elizabeth Speare who is also the auther of The Witch OfBlackbird Pond.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Sign Of The Beaver
    The Sign Of the Beaver
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    Subjects:  1. Action & Adventure    2. Action & Adventure - General    3. Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Historical    4. Children's Books/Ages 9-12 Fiction    5. Children: Grades 4-6    6. Fiction    7. Frontier and pioneer life    8. Historical - United States - Colonial    9. History - General    10. Indians of North America    11. Juvenile Nonfiction    12. Survival    13. Juvenile Fiction / Historical / United States / Colonial & Revolutionary Periods   


    13. The American Story: 100 True Tales from American History
    by Knopf Books for Young Readers
    Hardcover (22 August, 2006)
    list price: $34.95 -- our price: $23.07
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    Isbn: 0375812563
    Sales Rank: 3862
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Stretched out on the floor reading for hours
    I can't think of a better way to introduce young people to history's pleasures and their country's past than to read this engrossing book. History is best when it's not a dry exercise in recounting dates and names but when it becomes a living art that tells us something about the past and about ourselves, about what it means to be human in a way that we recognize as part of our own lives. Armstrong's narratives, drawn from all periods of American history, are full of facts, yes, but it is what the author does with these realities that lifts this book to the level of art. This brilliant writer has the ability to bring to life stories as familiar as that of Benjamin Franklin and as little known as the invention of the potato chip (what's more American that that?) with a narrative verve and sense of detail that makes history exciting for children and really kindles their imaginations.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Ignite a history-loving fire
    Jennifer Armstrong and illustrator Roger Roth's new book makes me feel dang near obsolete. Since I got hold of a copy, it has ignited in my seven-year-old a history-loving fire much stronger than anything I've managed to spark in the past couple of years of trying.
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    Subjects:  1. Anecdotes    2. Children's Books/Ages 4-8 Nonfiction    3. Children: Grades 4-6    4. History    5. History - United States/General    6. Juvenile Nonfiction    7. Juvenile literature    8. United States    9. Juvenile Fiction / Historical / United States / General   


    14. Out Of The Dust (Apple Signature Edition)
    by Scholastic Paperbacks
    Mass Market Paperback (01 January, 1999)
    list price: $5.99 -- our price: $5.99
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    Isbn: 0590371258
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Like the Oklahoma dust bowl from which she came, 14-year-old narrator Billie Jo writes in sparse, free-floating verse. In this compelling, immediate journal, Billie Jo reveals the grim domestic realities of living during the years of constant dust storms: That hopes--like the crops--blow away in the night like skittering tumbleweeds. That trucks, tractors, even Billie Jo's beloved piano, can suddenly be buried beneath drifts of dust. Perhaps swallowing all that grit is what gives Billie Jo--our strong, endearing, rough-cut heroine--the stoic courage to face the death of her mother after a hideous accident that also leaves her piano-playing hands in pain and permanently scarred. Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Be careful with this book
    My daughter was allowed to borrow this book from her school library when she was 7 because she tested high on her SRI. She was sitting on the couch reading it with tears welling up in her eyes. I read the book, and it is a beautifully-written, powerful piece, BUT be careful. If your child is not ready for this emotionally, DO NOT allow her/him to read it. The baby and mom die horribly, the father withers away and the girl is racked with guilt and blame. It's not something you give lightly to a child of any age.

    2-0 out of 5 stars A Mon avis...
    Though this book is well written and has a creative style I absolutely despised the story. The reason I dislike this book has nothing to do with it being "very sad" as some other reviewers have commented. Instead I dislike the book because the story is lacking and I do not think the author does a good job of creating empathy towards the characters. Usually when a reading a "sad" book I have sympathy towards the characters. In this book there was none. Also I felt the character development was lacking. I don't reccomend this book if you are looking for a good story I do reccomend it though if you are interested in learning about free verse or seeing how the author shaped the story.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Poetry
    This book is AWESOME! I believe that it is simply amazing how this authour was able to portray so eloquently the joys and hardships of Billie Jo during the Dust Bowl, especially when writing it all in poetry. This a must-read for anyone really, even those who are 10, like me. I loved it because of the above reason, and, because Billie Jo is so truthful and pure about here feelings in this book, and you don't see a lot of that nowdays. My advise is to READ IT!!!!!!! ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. 1929    2. Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary    3. Children's Books/Ages 9-12 Fiction    4. Children: Young Adult (Gr. 7-9)    5. Classics    6. Depressions    7. Dust storms    8. Farm life    9. Fiction    10. Historical - United States - 19th Century    11. Historical - United States - 20th Century    12. Juvenile Fiction    13. Oklahoma    14. Juvenile Fiction / Historical / United States / 19th Century   


    15. Number the Stars (Laurel Leaf Books)
    by Laurel Leaf
    Mass Market Paperback (09 February, 1998)
    list price: $6.50 -- our price: $6.50
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    Isbn: 0440227534
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    The evacuation of Jews from Nazi-held Denmark is one of the great untold stories of World War II. On September 29, 1943, word got out in Denmark that Jews were to be detained and then sent to the death camps. Within hours the Danish resistance, population and police arranged a small flotilla to herd 7,000 Jews to Sweden. Lois Lowry fictionalizes a true-story account to bring this courageous tale to life. She brings the experience to life through the eyes of 10-year-old Annemarie Johannesen, whose family harbors her best friend, Ellen Rosen, on the eve of the round-up and helps smuggles Ellen's family out of the country. Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Number the Stars
    Number the Stars, by Lois Lowry is an incredible book. It's 1943 and World War 2 is taking place. Annemarie Johansen, a ten year old girl, and her best friend Ellen Rosen often think of the happier times before war. But they can't do anything to stop it. There are German nazis across every street and they are taking the Jewish people to concentration Camps. Ellen is Jewish so Annemarie Johansen and her family just need to find a way how to help out. They pretend Ellen is Annemarie's sister and they also go the next day to where Annemarie's uncle lived, near the sea. One way or another they find a way how to escape from the soldiers and Annemarie's uncle took them to Sweeden, towards freedom, of course, until the war ended.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Thought Provoking Story of Courage
    I came across Numbering the Stars while clearing out a storeroom at the school where I teach.Since I had already read and reviewed The Giver, Gathering Blue, and Messenger by Lois Lowry, I took the book home and read it over the weekend.
    4-0 out of 5 stars My review of Number the Stars
    Number the Stars takes place during World War II and is about one family's struggle to protect the Jews from the Germans. The main character is Annemarie Johansen. Her best friend, Ellen Rosen, is Jewish. Annemarie and her family try to save Ellen's family and other Jews by smuggling them to Sweden. Read more

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    16. Bud, Not Buddy (Newbery Medal Winner, 2000)
    by Yearling
    Paperback (08 January, 2002)
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    Isbn: 0440413281
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    "It's funny how ideas are, in a lot of ways they're just like seeds. Both of them start real, real small and then... woop, zoop, sloop... before you can say Jack Robinson, they've gone and grown a lot bigger than you ever thought they could." So figures scrappy 10-year-old philosopher Bud--"not Buddy"--Caldwell, an orphan on the run from abusive foster homes and Hoovervilles in 1930s Michigan. And the idea that's planted itself in his head is that Herman E. Calloway, standup-bass player for the Dusky Devastators of the Depression, is his father.Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars I wish I could give more than five stars
    If you love to give your kids good literature, don't miss this book.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Review by Chris L. of "Bud, Not Buddy"
    Hi!I just finished reading BUD, NOT BUDDY by Christopher Paul Curtis. It's a very good book I must say and this is why I give it a 5 star rating.
    4-0 out of 5 stars Siji John's"Bud, Not Buddy" book review
    "Bud, Not Buddy" was a heart-felt book. Ten-year-old Bud Caldwell was the main character of this book. His mother had died when he was six years old. He had a suitcase with his personal things in there. Nobody was allowed to look in there without his permission. He also wrote a book for himself. It was called,"Bud Caldwell's Rules and Things for Having a Funner Life and Making A Better Liar Out Of Yourself." Bud's mom never mentioned anything about his father. He had a flyer in his suitcase that had a picture of a band on it. He was pretty sure that the person who played the bass was his father. Herman E. Calloway was the guy's name. Since he had nowhere to live, he went in search for Mr. Calloway. Bud's destination was Grand Rapids. In order to get to grand Rapids, he had to get to Hooverville, Flint. He was already living in Flint. He just had to find Hooverville. Hooverville was a place for people without money. When he got to Hooverville, Bud made a new friend named Deza Malone. She later became his girlfriend. She gave him tips for living life without money. Bud's ticket to Grand Rapids was just a train ride away. Unfortunatly, Bud missed the train. He had to walk from there. He was stopped by a man named Lefty Lewis. He offered Bud a ride to his home. Since Bud didn't have a home, he had to use his book to get him out of this mess. Bud told him that he lived in Grand Rapids and that Herman E. Calloway. was his father. Lefty Lewis fell for it and took Bud to Grand Rapids. Bud was finally at his destination. He went inside the building where the band practiced. He confronted Mr. Calloway and told him that he was his Bud's father. Mr. Calloway was mad at this and replied with a no. Bud didn't believe him. At the end of the story, Bud finds out that Herman E. Callowaywas actually his grandfather. I would have never guessed this ending until I read the entire book. It was very surprising. Bud Caldwell came looking for a home and ended up being with his long-lost grandfather. He struggled through some difficult times but he succeeded in the end. ... Read more

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    17. The Mislaid Magician or Ten Years After: Being the Private Correspondence Between Two Prominent Families Regarding a Scandal Touching the Highest Levels of Government and the Security of the Realm
    by Harcourt Children's Books
    Hardcover (01 November, 2006)
    list price: $17.00 -- our price: $11.56
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    Isbn: 0152055487
    Sales Rank: 732
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    18. The Education of Little Tree
    by University of New Mexico Press
    Paperback (September, 2001)
    list price: $13.95 -- our price: $10.74
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    Isbn: 0826328091
    Sales Rank: 7368
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars The Education of Little Tree By: Forrest Carter
    This book is about a boy orphaned very young who is adopted by his Cherokee Grandmother and half Cherokee Grandfather in the Appalachian Mountains of Tennesse during the Great Depression. He Grandparents named him Little Tree. He is taught how to hunt and survive the mountains the Cherokee way, taking only what is needed by his Grandfather. He is taught the joys of reading and education by his Grandmother. He also learns the way of white businessmen and tax collectors and how Grandfather scared the away. Little Tree is sent off to an indian boarding school run by whites. We learn of the cruelty of indian children. Little Tree learns how the world differs from the Cherokee way.
    1-0 out of 5 stars The WORST book I ever recorded...
    When I was first chosen to narrate this book, I knew nothing of the racist past of it's author -- I knew only that it was the single worst book I'd ever been assigned.The negative AudioFile Magazine review of my recording (quoted here on Amazon) is completely fair.Reading the book to myself in order to prepare to record it, I found it annoying in the extreme -- the so-called prose is precious and poorly written, and the allegedly authentic colloquialisms are grating.When it came time to say it all aloud, for the first time ever (and I've narrated upwards of 200 audiobooks) I found it impossible to invest this piece literary flotsam with any emotional content whatsoever.As declining the job was no longer an option, I merely tried to stay out of the way and give it as simple and logical a performance as I could, but I was unable to compensate for the God awful writing, and unable to disguise my contempt for the entire enterprise.It remains the worst recording I have ever done, and I was, for a time, quite ashamed of it.Now that I discover more about it's hate mongering author, I'm actually pleased that the recording stinks.I now believe I gave this garbage exactly the reading it deserved.(I must add that I learned a valuable lesson: never record a book you loathe.I was subsequently offered the execrable "Left Behind" series for young adults, but having suffered through "Little Tree," knew better than to lend my voice to the spewing of "Christian" hate.)

    2-0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
    This book was assigned school reading.I found it rather boring and the language used in the story became annoying after a while.Not recommended. ... Read more

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    19. Criss Cross (Newbery Medal Book)
    by Greenwillow
    Hardcover (30 August, 2005)
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    Isbn: 0060092726
    Sales Rank: 3016
    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Criss Cross
    Criss Cross by Lenna Rae Perkins is a Newbery Award winnig book. i think that I really liked this book because it had a lot to do with friends and since i'm a social person then it was the right book for me. I rated this book a our because it had very good details as i was expexting from the author. i would recommened that you read this book if you're really patient with waiting on for the climax of the story to happen. it ahs a lot of great personalities mixed in with the characters. i thik that they all formed together to make the book really interesting. my favorite character of the book would have to be Jenny. Ithink that she was the best character out of all of the characters in the book. so if you have the patience to read a book and you're not worried about getting to the end, then i think that you'll havegood time with it. R.Copeland

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good BUT Pointless
    Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins is the story of kids who travel down different paths in life while growing up. Debbie wishes something would happen. Hector tries new things. Lenny, Phil, and Patty kind of feel the same. It talks about people coming and going, crushes and such between the younger crowd. Some parts are boring. Others are confusing. Some parts are interesting and you'll want to know what happens next. But the book just keeps going on about these friends - which is pointless. I recommend reading it, however.

    2-0 out of 5 stars A disappointment
    Perhaps it's just me, but I read a lot of books, both for young readers and adults, and I have had a very difficult time getting into this book.The writing seems forced, rather than lyrical. And I can certainly see why young readers would feel distanced from the main characters.I will keep trying but so far this is a disappointment, especially for a Newbery award. ... Read more

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    20. Copper Sun
    by Atheneum
    Hardcover (03 January, 2006)
    list price: $16.95 -- our price: $11.53
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    Isbn: 0689821816
    Sales Rank: 32393
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars A Fight for Freedom
    This book has a very powerful message to it.This made me think about all the things that I take for granted.With Amari beingfifteen, I can relate to her.Usually you can not find books like this now a days. This book makes me think more about how lucky I am and how there are kids in the world that aren't as fortunate as I am.Sharon knows how to grab the readers attention. My friends and I are not big readers and we thought this book was good, and it is one of the very few books that we can stand to read.Drapers knows how to catch your wondering eye because whenIsaw this book on the amazon website I wanted to read it and I was not really interested in reading any other books.
    5-0 out of 5 stars VEEEEEEEEEEERY Good!
    Copper Sun was an exceptional book.I completely fell in love with it.The characters were well developed, the plot wasn't very predictable, and it gave me a sense of awe and wonder when I finished it. The book is under the genre of historical fiction and is about a 15 year old slave girl who was captured and sold into slavery from her native home in Africa.However, this isn't your typical fly-away-to-freedom slavery book.Amari, the maincharacter, was raped and brutally beaten before she escaped to freedom with her white friend and a young boy.Sharon Draper offers two perspectives-that of Amari and of her white comrad Polly.Ironically instead of escaping to the North, they escape to the South where a non-discriminatory fort exists.There all are free and equal which is extremely uncommon during the year 1738.I won't tell anymore-you have to read it for yourself!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Sharon Draper's Newest Won't Disappoint
    I bought this book because
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