"You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes."
-A.A. Milne, Winnie The Pooh
"And so he listened. And in his listening, his heart opened wide and then wider still."
-Kate DiCamillo, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
“There are all kinds of courage,” said Dumbledore, smiling. “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”
-J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
"Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different?"
-C. S. Lewis, Prince Caspian
"But there was one other thing that the grownups also knew, and it was this: that however small the chance might be of striking lucky, the chance was there."
-Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
"If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world."
-J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
"You need a reason to be sad. You don't need a reason to be happy."
-Louis Sachar, Sideways Stories From Wayside School
"Good Night stars, goodnight air, goodnight noises everywhere."
-Margaret Wise Brown, Good Night Moon
"When I was one I had just begun…"
-A.A. Milne, Now We Are Six
"All those woulda-coulda-shouldas all ran away and hid from one little did"
-Shel Silverstein, Falling Up
Once there was a little bunny who wanted to run away. So he said to his mother, “I am running away.” “If you run away”, said his mother, “I will run after you. For you are my little bunny.”
-Margaret Wise Brown, The Runaway Bunny
"When Mrs. Frederick C. Little’s second son arrived, everybody noticed that he was not much bigger than a mouse. The truth of the matter was, the baby looked very much like a mouse in every way."
-E.B.White, Stuart Little
"It’s a party. A big Dog party."
-By P.D.Eastman, Go, Dog. Go!
"This is George. He lived in Africa. He was very happy. But he had one fault. He was too curious."
-H.A. Rey, Curious George
"The sky is always ready to play…"
-Jasper Tomkins, The Sky Jumps Into Your Shoes At Night
"One Sunday morning the warm sun came up and –pop!—out of the egg came a tiny and very hungry caterpillar."
-Eric Carle, The Very Hungry Caterpillar
“I’ll take a hamburger with lettuce, tomato, and an onion.” “Hey, Frank, burn one, take it through the garden, and pin a rose on it.”
-Alexandra Day, Frank and Ernest
But the wild things cried, “Oh please don’t go—we’ll eat you up—we love you so!” And Max said, “No!”
-Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are
"Pickles was a young cat. His paws were big. And he wished to do big things with them."
-Esther Averill, The Fire Cat
“I gather colors,” answered Frederick simply. “For winter is gray.”
-Leo Lionni, Frederick
“And now,” cried Max, “let the wild rumpus start!”
-Maurice Sendak, Where The Wild Things Are
“All the secrets of the world are contained in books. Read at your own risk.”
-Lemony Snicket
“Miracles are like meatballs, because nobody can exactly agree on what they are made of, where they come from, or how often they should appear.”
-Lemony Snicket, The Carnivorous Carnival
“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grownups, then you write it for children.”[
-Madeleine L’Engle
“Some things have to be believed to be seen.”
-Madeleine L’Engle, Many Waters

6 to 9 years of age

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    Ready for Pumpkins
    Kate Duke

    Hercules, a classroom guinea pig, has a revelation when he watches the first graders grow...

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    Seed by Seed
    Esme Raji Codell

    His real name was John Chapman.
    He grew apples.

    But wait. So what?
    Why sho...

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    Good Luck, Anna Hibiscus!
    Atinuke

    This title is the third in the series of delightful stories about Anna Hibiscus, a little girl...

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    A Boy Called Dickens
    Deborah Hopkinson

    For years Dickens kept the story of his own childhood a secret. Yet it is a story worth...

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    Ballywhinney Girl
    Eve Bunting

    Maeve is unnerved when she and her grandfather find a body in the bog in Ballywhinney, Ireland...

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    The Obstinate Pen
    Frank W. Dormer

    This is what Uncle Flood wants to write with his new pen:

    The following story is all tr...

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    Kindred Souls
    Patricia MacLachlan

    Jake’s grandfather, Billy, hears the talk of birds, is eighty-eight years old, and is going to...

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    Heroes of the Surf
    Elisa Carbone

    Adventure on the high seas!

    WHAM! The Pliny jolts as if Black Beard himself has...

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    Dunderheads Behind Bars
    Paul Fleischman

    Everyone's favourite underdogs are back! Can they land work on a film set - and foll a cat...

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    Crow Call
    Lois Lowry

    Two-time Newbery medalist Lois Lowry has crafted a beautiful picture book about the power of...

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    Little Vampire
    Joann Sfar

    Living in a house filled with grown-up ghouls and monsters, Little Vampire is so lonely that...

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    Frankenstein Takes the Cake
    Adam Rex

    No one ever said it was easy being a monster. Take Frankenstein, for instance: He just wants...

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    Sidesplitters Boo! Over 150 Spooky Jokes
    Kingfisher Books

    With silly line drawings on every page and more than 150 delectable jokes in a variety of...

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    The Tale of Despereaux
    Kate DiCamillo

    Welcome to the story of Despereaux Tilling, a mouse who is in love with music, stories, and a...

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    The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
    Kate DiCamillo

    Once, in a house on Egypt Street, there lived a china rabbit named Edward Tulane. The rabbit...

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    Happy Birthday, Sophie Hartley
    Stephanie Greene

    The third novel about indomitable, quirky, passionate Sophie. For her double-digit (tenth)...

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    Aggie and Ben: Three Stories
    Lori Ries

    Daddy takes Ben on a surprise trip to the pet store. Ben doesn't want a mouse, a snake, or...

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    The Junkyard Wonders
    Patricia Polacco

    When young Trisha finds out her class at the new school is known as "The Junkyard," she is...

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    Snow Leopard
    Jackie Morris

    From the beginning of time, high above the hidden valley, Snow Leopard has sung the stars to...

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    Martin Bridge: Ready for Takeoff!
    Jessica Scott Kerrin

    Meet Martin Bridge -- a boy whose well-meant plans sometimes go awry. In three illustrated...

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    Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters
    Lenore Look

    Alvin Ho is back and his worst fear has come true: he has to go camping. What will he do...

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    Willow
    Denise Brennan-Nelson

    Miss Hawthorn’s room is neat and tidy, not a pencil or paintbrush is out of place. And that’s...

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    Tumtum & Nutmeg: Adventures Beyond Nutmouse Hall
    Emily Bearn

    Deep inside the broom cupboard of Rose Cottage, two mice live in great style. Tumtum and...

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    The Blue Shoe
    Roderick Townley

    Far away, in a remote mountain village, there is a cobbler's shop. And in the window there...

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    Look at Lucy!
    Ilene Cooper

    Bobby is so proud of his puppy Lucy. She's a terrific friend, and a great dog. So when a local...

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    Jake Drake, Bully Buster
    Andrew Clements

    When Jake was three years old at Miss Lulu's Dainty Diaper Day Care Center, what did he know...

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    A Book of Fairies
    Patricia Saxton
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    The Book of Mermaids
    Patricia Saxton

    If you have ever wondered what Mermaid life was really like, you can now journey under the sea...

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    Lincoln and His Boys
    Rosemary Wells

    A warm, moving portrait of Abraham Lincoln told through the eyes of his children and captured...

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    The Widow's Broom
    Chris Van Allsburg

    A widow finds herself in possession of an extraordinary broom left by a witch who fell into...

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    Charlotte's Web
    E. B. White

    In his classic and beloved novel, E. B. White tells the memorable story of Wilbur, a little...

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    Jenny and the Cat Club
    Esther Averill

    In Greenwich Village an orphaned black cat lives happily with her master, a sea captain. Still...

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    Little House in the Big Woods
    Laura Ingalls Wilder

    Laura Ingalls's story begins in 1871 in a little log cabin on the edge of the Big Woods of...

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    Snowflake Bentley
    Jacqueline Briggs Martin

    From the time he was a small boy, Wilson Bentley saw snowflakes as small miracles. And he...

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    Kenny's Window
    Maurice Sendak

    Kenny dreams of a fabulous land where he would like to live always, and in his search for it...

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    Little House on the Prairie
    Laura Ingalls Wilder

    When Laura Ingalls and her family set out for Kansas, they traveled for many days in their...

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    The Lorax
    Dr. Seuss

    "Unless someone like you...cares a whole awful lot...nothing is going to get better...It's ...

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    The Wonderful Farm
    Marcel Ayme

    Illustrated by Maurice Sendak.

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    The House of Sixty Fathers
    Meindert DeJong

    Tien Pao is all alone in enemy territoy. Only a few days before, his family had escaped from...