Space Station Rat




Once Rat experiences sunshine, she knows she must be free. But her escape lands her on a space station. How can Rat survive there and remain free?

Space Station Rat by Michael J. Daley

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The Toothpaste Millionaire





Rufus has an idea – to sell simple toothpaste for a fair price with a modest profit. He makes money, creates jobs, and helps others make money. As Kate’s father said, “Rufus’s only crime was cutting through a lot of red tape. He should be an example to the whole country.”


The Toothpaste Millionaire by Jean Merrill

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The Little Gentleman





Mole considers the idea of being kept in a vivarium to be vicious and ignoble. He has endured much for his freedom, and wishes to keep it. As their friendship grows, Bet learns more of Mole’s story.

The Little Gentleman by Philippa Pearce

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Kensuke’s Kingdom





Michael can’t remember how he reached the island after being lost at sea. Eventually, the island’s permanent resident, Kensuke, takes Michael under his wing and shows him how to live there.


Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo

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Blueberry Mountain





Buck Evans has been taking care of the small family farm in the Poconos ever since his father was crippled. Picking and selling wild blueberries each summer adds welcome income. When Buck learns of cultivated berries, which sell for much more, he and a friend begin developing a blueberry plantation on the farm.


Blueberry Mountain by Stephen W. Meader

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Elijah of Buxton





“…you ain’t never gonna know how much time you got here on earth and each day you’re free is precious.”


Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis

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Tria and the Great Star Rescue



Tria’s mother has no trouble recognizing that folks wanting unlimited power to conquer the galaxy shouldn’t have it. She hides the artifact they want and becomes a hostage. To help her mom, and find her missing best friend, Tria faces the dangers of Outside with the support of Brash, Dayla and Mr. Willoughby (the first Mobile Away-from-Home Tutor).

Tria and the Great Star Rescue by Rebecca Kraft Rector

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The Wolves of Willoughby Chase





Bonnie has grown up with every luxury. All that changes when Miss Slighcarp takes control of the Willoughby estate and sends Bonnie and her cousin Sylvia to an orphan’s workhouse. With Simon’s help, Bonnie and Sylvia escape and eventually begin to unravel the dastardly plot.


The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken

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TruckDogs



The town of Hubcap has been overrun by a gang of RottWheelers and things look grim. Miss Edna Fleasome thinks the government should come save them. But there’s not time to wait for outside help; Hubcap must defend itself.

TruckDogs by Graeme Base

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The Crow-Girl





The grandmother knows she is dying and prepares the girl to manage on her own. Several days after burial, the girl begins a journey to neighboring settlements, experiencing cruelty and kindness. She returns home with new-found friends and they renew the tiny hamlet by the sea.


The Crow-Girl by Bodil Bredsdorff

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