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Title/Author/Copyright/                Subjects/Genre or Theme        RL/IL/AR   6T/Elemen     Non-fiction/Other   Notes
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The 18th emergency                     City and town life Fiction     RL 4.4
By Betsy Byars.                                                       IL 3-6
c1973.                                                                AR 4.7
When the toughest boy in school
swears to kill him, 12-year-old
Mouse finds little help from friends
and must prepare for this
emergency alone.




Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek: A         Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865    L 3.4
Tall, Thin Tale (Introducing His       Childhood and youth Fiction.   IL K-3
Forgotten Frontier Friend) by          Best friends Fiction.
Deborah Hopkinson c. 2008 Fiction      Friendship Fiction.
In Knob Creek, Kentucky, in 1816,      Historical fiction
seven-year-old Abe Lincoln falls
into a creek and is rescued by his
best friend, Austin Gollaher
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Title/Author/Copyright/                 Subjects/Genre or Theme      RL/IL/AR   6T/Elemen     Non-fiction/Other   Notes
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Aesop's Fables                          Fables.                      RL:6.8
NF 1990                                                              IL:5-8

A selection of Aesop's fables with
illustrations from older editions,                                                                                WS-64
featuring such artists as Randolph
Caldecott, Arthur Rackham, Walter
Crane, and Alexander Calder.


Among the Hidden by Margaret            Science Fiction              RL 4.7
Peterson Haddix c. 1998 FIC                                          IL 3-6
In a future where the Population
Police enforce the law limiting a
family to only two children, Luke
has lived all his twelve years in
isolation and fear on his family's
farm, until another "third"
convinces him that the government
is wrong.
Baseball Saved Us – Fic- Ken            Japanese Americans           RL 4.1
Mochizuki c. 1993                       Evacuation and relocation,   AR 3.9
A Japanese American boy learns          1942-1945 Fiction.
to play baseball when he and his        World War, 1939-1945
family are forced to live in an         Fiction.
internment camp during World War        Baseball Fiction.
II, and his ability to play helps him   Prejudices Fiction.
after the war is over.                  Historical fiction.
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Title/Author/Copyright/              Subjects/Genre or Theme      RL/IL/AR   6T/Elemen     Non-fiction/Other   Notes
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Bearstone                            Ute Indians Fiction.         RL:5.3
By Hobbs, Will. -Fic-, 1989          Indians of North America     IL:5-8
                                     Colorado. Fiction.           AR: 5.0
A troubled Indian boy goes to live
with an elderly rancher whose
caring ways help the boy become
a man.


Belle Prater’s Boy by Ruth White     Cousins Fiction.             RL 5.5
FIC c.1996                           Mother and child Fiction.    IL 5-8
When Woodrow's mother suddenly       Loss (Psychology) Fiction.   AR 4.4
disappears, he moves to his          Identity Fiction.
grandparents' home in a small
Virginia town where he befriends
his cousin and together they find
the strength to face the terrible
losses and fears in their lives.

The BFG                              Giants Fiction.              RL 4.9
By Roald Dahl                        Orphans Fiction.             IL 3-6
c1982.                                                            AR 4.8
Kidsnatched from her orphanage
by a BFG (Big Friendly Giant) who
spends his life blowing happy
dreams to children, Sophie
concocts a plan with him to save
the world from nine other man-
gobbling cannybull giants.
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Title/Author/Copyright/                 Subjects/Genre or Theme        RL/IL/AR   6T/Elemen     Non-fiction/Other   Notes
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The Boggart                             Supernatural Fiction.          RL:6.7
By Cooper, Susan,: -Fic- 1993           Scotland Fiction.              IL:5-8
                                        Canada Fiction.                AR: 6.1
After visiting the castle in Scotland
which her family has inherited and
returning home to Canada, twelve-
year-old Emily finds that she has
accidentally brought back with her
a boggart, an invisible and
mischievous spirit with a fondness
for practical jokes.

The Book of Three by Lloyd              The chronicles of Prydain ;    RL 4.8
Alexander c. 1999                       book 1                         IL MG
Taran, Assistant Pig-Keeper to a        Fantasy                        AR 5.3
famous oracular sow, sets out on a
hazardous mission to save Prydain
from the forces of evil.



Brighty of the Grand Canyon             Donkeys Fiction.               RL 5.8
 by Marguerite Henry                    Grand Canyon (Ariz.) Fiction   IL 5-8
c1953.                                                                 AR 5.6
Relates the adventures of a little
burro who blazed trails through the
Grand Canyon and met many
famous people in the process.
        .
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Title/Author/Copyright/                 Subjects/Genre or Theme         RL/IL/AR   6T/Elemen     Non-fiction/Other   Notes
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Bud, Not Buddy                          Runaways Fiction.               RL:5.6
By Curtis, Christopher Paul -Fic-       African Americans Fiction.      IL:5-8
1999                                    Depressions 1929 Fiction.       AR: 5.0
                                        Historical fiction
Ten-year-old Bud, a motherless
boy living in Flint, Michigan, during
the Great Depression, escapes a
bad foster home and sets out in
search of the man he believes to
be his father--the renowned
bandleader, H.E. Calloway of
Grand Rapids

Caddie Woodlawn                         Brothers and sisters Fiction.   RL:5.3
By Brink, Carol Ryrie, -Fic- 1935       Frontier and pioneer life       IL:5-8
                                        Wisconsin Fiction.              AR: 6.0
Chronicles the adventures of            Wisconsin Fiction
eleven-year-old Caddie growing up
with her six brothers and sisters on
the Wisconsin frontier in the mid-
nineteenth century.

Charlie and the Chocolate               Behavior Fiction.               RL 5.9
Factory                                 Chocolate factories Fiction..   IL 3-6
By Roald Dahl                           Humorous stories.               AR 4.8
c1964.
Each of five children lucky enough
to discover an entry ticket into Mr.
Willy Wonka's mysterious
chocolate factory takes advantage
of the situation in his own way.
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Title/Author/Copyright/               Subjects/Genre or Theme      RL/IL/AR   6T/Elemen     Non-fiction/Other   Notes
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City of Ember by Jeanne Duprau        Good and evil Fiction.       RL 5.6
Fic c. 2003 In the city of Ember,     Messengers Fiction.          IL 5-8
twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on   Fantasy.
Assignment Day to be a
Messenger to run to new places in
her decaying but beloved city,
perhaps even to glimpse Unknown
Regions.




Crash                                 . Conduct of life Fiction.   RL 4.8
By Jerry Spinelli.                    Friendship Fiction.          IL 3-6
C1996.                                Family life Fiction.         AR 3.6
Crash Coogan, rising football
sensation, and his friend, Mike
make a regular practice of
tormenting the school nerd, Penn
Webb, but when Mike takes a
prank too far, Crash finds himself
locked in a moral dilemma.


Danger in the Desert                  Kidnapping Fiction.          RL 5.5
By T.S. Fields.                       Survival Fiction.            IL 5-8
c1997.                                Brothers Fiction.            AR 4.7
                                      Deserts Fiction.
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Title/Author/Copyright/              Subjects/Genre or Theme         RL/IL/AR   6T/Elemen     Non-fiction/Other   Notes
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Two brothers attempt to survive in   Scottsdale (Ariz.) Fiction.
the desert outside Scottsdale,
Arizona, after they are abandoned
there following a carjacking.

Danger on Panther Peak by Bill       Panthers Fiction.               RL 4.2
Wallace –Fic- 1985                   Courage Fiction.                IL 3-6
                                     Ranch life Fiction.             AR 3.9
When his grandfather is injured on
the family ranch, a young boy must
go for help even though there is a
panther prowling in the area.

Dear Austin : Letters from the       Underground railroad Fiction.   RL:5.3
Underground Railroad                 Fugitive slaves Fiction.        IL:5-8
By Woodruff, Elvira. -Fic- 1998      Slavery Fiction.                AR: 5.2
                                     African Americans Fiction.
In 1853, in letters to his older     Country life Pennsylvania
brother, eleven-year-old Levi        Fiction.
describes his adventures in the      Pennsylvania Fiction.
Pennsylvania countryside with his    Letters Fiction.
African-American friend Jupiter      Historical fiction
and his experiences with the
Underground Railroad.
Dear Levi : Letters from the         Overland journeys to the        RL:4.9
Overland Trail                       Pacific Fiction.                IL:3-6
By Woodruff, Elvira. -Fic- 1994      Frontier and pioneer life       AR: 5.3
                                     Fiction.
Twelve-year-old Austin Ives writes   Letters Fiction.
letters to his younger brother       Historical fiction
describing his three-thousand-mile
journey from their home in
Pennsylvania to Oregon in 1851.
Dovey Coe by Frances O’Roark         Brothers and sisters Fiction.   RL 6.0
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Title/Author/Copyright/                Subjects/Genre or Theme        RL/IL/AR   6T/Elemen     Non-fiction/Other   Notes
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c.2000                                 Mountain life North Carolina   IL 3.-6
                                       Fiction.                       AR 5.4
Accused of murder in her North         North Carolina Fiction.
Carolina mountain town in 1928,        Deaf Fiction.
Dovey Coe, a stronged-willed           Murder Fiction.
twelve-year-old girl, comes to a       People with disabilities
new understanding of others,           Fiction.
including her deaf brother, as she     Historical fiction.
attempts to clear her name.
Dragonwings                            Fathers and sons Fiction.      RL:6
By Yep, Laurence -Fic- 1975            Chinese Americans Fiction      IL:5-8
                                                                      AR: 5.3
In the early twentieth century a
young Chinese boy joins his father
in San Francisco and helps him
realize his dream of making a
flying machine.
Eleven by Patricia Reilly Giff c.      Woodwork Fiction.              RL 4.1
2008 FIC                               Orphans Fiction.               IL 3-6
When Sam, who can barely read,         Grandfathers Fiction.
discovers an old newspaper             Memory Fiction.
clipping just before his eleventh      Reading Fiction.
birthday, it brings forth memories     Schools Fiction.
from his past, and, with the help of   New York (State) Fiction
a new friend at school and the
castle they are building for a
school project, his questions are
eventually answered.
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Title/Author/Copyright/               Subjects/Genre or Theme      RL/IL/AR   6T/Elemen     Non-fiction/Other   Notes
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Fables – Arnold Lobel c.1980          Animals Fiction.             RL 5.0
Twenty original fables about an       Fables.                      IL 3-6
array of animal characters from                                    AR 4.2
crocodile to ostrich.




Flying Solo by Ralph Fletcher Fic     Schools Fiction.             RL 5.8
1998                                  Teachers Fiction.            IL 5.8
Rachel, having chosen to be mute      Mutism, Elective Fiction.    AR 3.9
following the sudden death of a       Death Fiction.
classmate, shares responsibility
with the other sixth-graders who
decide not to report that the
substitute teacher failed to show
up.


The Friendship                        African Americans Fiction.   RL:5.1                                       WC-5
By Taylor, Mildred D. -Fic- 1987      Southern States Race         IL:3-6
                                      relations Fiction.           AR: 4.1
Four children witness a               Race relations Fiction.
confrontation between an elderly      Prejudices Fiction.
African-American man and a white      Historical fiction
storekeeper in rural Mississippi in
the 1930s.

Frindle                               Teacher-student              RL:4.8
By Clements, Andrew, -Fic- 1996       relationships Fiction.       IL:3-6
When he decides to turn his fifth-    Words, New Fiction.          AR: 5.4
grade teacher's love of the           Schools Fiction
dictionary around on her, clever
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Title/Author/Copyright/              Subjects/Genre or Theme       RL/IL/AR   6T/Elemen     Non-fiction/Other   Notes
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Nick Allen invents a new word and
begins a chain of events that
quickly moves beyond his control.




George's Marvelous Medicine          Grandmothers Fiction.         RL 5.5
By Roald Dahl                        Magic Fiction.                IL 3-6
 c1981.                                                            AR 4.0
George decides that his grumpy,
selfish old grandmother must be a
witch and concocts some
marvelous medicine to take care of
her.
George Washington’s Socks by         Washington, George, 1732-     RL 5.9
Elvira Woodruff FIC c. 1991          1799.                         IL 3-6
                                     United States History
In the midst of a backyard           Revolution, 1775-1783
campout, five children find          Fiction.
themselves transported back into     Time travel Fiction.
the time of George Washington,
where they begin to live out
American history firsthand and
learn the sober realities of war.
The Ghost’s Grave by Peg Kehret      Ghosts Fiction.               RL 5.0
FIC c. 2005                          Friendship Fiction.           IL 5-8
Apprehensive about spending the      Aunts Fiction.
summer in Washington State with      Coal miners Fiction.
his Aunt Ethel when his parents      Washington (State) Fiction.
get an overseas job, twelve-year-
old Josh soon finds adventure
when he meets the ghost of a coal
miner.
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The Girl With 500 Middle Names         Fantasy.                       RL 4.2
By Margaret Peterson Haddix ;          Girls Fiction.                 IL 3-6
c2001.                                                                AR 4.6
Janie's parents move to the
suburbs so she can go to a better
school, but when she discovers
that all the other students are
richer than she is, she feels out of
place--until she realizes that there
are more important things than
money.


Graduation of Jake Moon by             Alzheimer's disease Fiction.   RL 6.3
Barbara Park c.2000                    Grandfathers Fiction.          IL 5-8
Fourteen-year-old Jake recalls how                                    AR 4.5
he has spent the last four years of
his life watching his grandfather
descend slowly but surely into the
horrors of Alzheimer's disease.
Grandfather’s Dance by Patricia        Family life Fiction.           RL 3.1
MacLachlan                             Grandfathers Fiction.          IL 3-6
As her family gathers for the                                         AR 3.1
wedding of her sister Anna, fourth-
grader Cassie Whiting sees the
many changes brought about by
everyday life and finds comfort in
the love of those around her,
especially her grandfather.
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Title/Author/Copyright/               Subjects/Genre or Theme         RL/IL/AR   6T/Elemen     Non-fiction/Other   Notes
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Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine      Foster children Fiction.        RL 5.3
Paterson –Fic- 1978                   Foster home care Fiction.       IL 5-8
An eleven-year-old foster child                                       AR 4.6
tries to cope with her longings and
fears as she schemes against
everyone who tries to be friendly.


House of Dies Drear by Virginia       Mystery and detective           RL 6.0                                       WS-100+
Hamilton – Fic- c. 1968               stories.                        IL 5-8
                                      African Americans Fiction.      AR 4.8
An African-American family moves      Underground railroad Fiction.
into a house once used as a hiding
place for runaway slaves and soon
come to believe that their new
home is possessed by the spirit of
a murdered abolitionist, Dies
Drear.



How to Steal a Dog by Barbara         Homeless persons Fiction.       RL 4.0
O’Connor c. 2007                      Family problems Fiction.        IL 3-6
Living in the family car in their     Conduct of life Fiction.
small North Carolina town after       Interpersonal relations
their father leaves them virtually    Fiction.
penniless, Georgina, desperate to     Brothers and sisters Fiction.
improve their situation and           Dogs Fiction.
unwilling to accept her overworked    North Carolina Fiction.
mother's calls for patience,
persuades her younger brother to
help her in an elaborate scheme to
get money by stealing a dog and
then claiming the reward that the
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owners are bound to offer.




The Incredible Journey of Lewis         Lewis and Clark Expedition     RL:6.7
and Clark                               (1804-1806)                    IL:5-8
By Blumberg, Rhoda. NF 1995             Lewis, Meriwether, 1774-       AR: 7.8
                                        1809.
Describes the expedition led by         Clark, William, 1770-1838.
Lewis and Clark to explore the          Explorers.
unknown western regions of              West (U.S.) Discovery and
America at the beginning of the         exploration.
nineteenth century                      Lewis and Clark Expedition
                                        (1804-1806)

Joyful Noise : Poems for Two            Insects Poetry.                RL 5.2                                       Grade 6
Voices                                  American poetry.               IL 5-8                                       Poetry
By Paul Fleischman c1988.                                                                                           Bundle
A collection of poems describing                                                                                    WC- 40
the characteristics and activities of
a variety of insects.

The Kid Who Ran for President           Elections Fiction.             RL 6.2
/Dan Gutman.                            Politics, Practical Fiction.   IL 5-8
c1996.                                                                 AR 4.7
 With his friend as campaign
manager and his former babysitter
as running mate, twelve-year-old
Judson Moon sets out to become
President of the United States.
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Title/Author/Copyright/                 Subjects/Genre or Theme         RL/IL/AR   6T/Elemen     Non-fiction/Other   Notes
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The Last Holiday Concert by             Concerts Fiction.               RL 4.8
Andrew Clements FIC c. 2004             Music Fiction.                  IL 3-6
Life is usually easy for popular        Schools Fiction.
sixth grader Hart Evans, but when       Leadership Fiction.
his music teacher puts him in           Cooperativeness Fiction.
charge of the holiday concert, Hart
must use all of his leadership skills
to unite the other students.
Lawn Boy by Gary Paulsen FIC c.         Business enterprises Fiction.   RL 4.3
2007                                    Summer employment Fiction.      IL 5-8

Things get out of hand for a
twelve-year-old boy when a
neighbor convinces him to expand
his summer lawn mowing
business.
The Leanin’ Dog by K. A. Kazum          Dogs Fiction.                   RL 3.1
FIC c. 2008                             Animal rescue Fiction.          IL 3-6
Eleven-year-old Dessa Dean,             Grief Fiction.
mourning the death of her mother,       Friendship Fiction.
finds an injured dog on her porch,      Winter Fiction.
which allows both Dessa and the         Colorado Fiction.
dog to heal together with a
friendship that shapes both of their
lives.
Legend of Jimmy Spoon, The by                                           RL 5.3
Krisitiana Gregory Fic 1990             Shoshoni Indians Fiction.       IL 5-8
Jimmy Spoon, a twelve-year-old          Washakie, ca. 1804-1900         AR 5.0
boy in mid-nineteenth-century Salt      Fiction.
Lake City, lets his yearning for        Indians of North America
adventure lead him into trouble         Fiction.
when he accepts a horse from two        Runaways Fiction.
Shoshoni boys, only to learn he is      Historical fiction.
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Title/Author/Copyright/                 Subjects/Genre or Theme      RL/IL/AR   6T/Elemen     Non-fiction/Other   Notes
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now expected to live with the tribe.
Letters From Rifka                      Emigration and immigration   RL:5.1                                       V-41
By Hesse, Karen: -Fic- 1992             Fiction.                     IL:3-6
Rifka, a young Jewish girl, writes to   Jews Fiction.                AR: 4.2
her cousin, chronicling her family's    Letters Fiction.
experiences fleeing Russia in           Historical fiction
1919, and her own trials after
being left in Belgium on her own
while the others emigrate to
America.

Lincoln : a Photobiography              Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-      RL:7                                         Expository
By Freedman, Russell. NF 1987           1865.                        IL:5-8                                       Skills
                                        Presidents                   AR: 7.7                                      WC-20
Photographs and text trace the life
of the Civil War President.

The Loner by Ester Wier – Fic-          Homeless persons Fiction.    RL 5.8
1991                                    Orphans Fiction.             IL 5-8
The story of a lonely boy who has                                    AR 5.3
no home or family. Then people
befriend him, giving him a name
and an identity, but he worries that
it won't last.
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Title/Author/Copyright/                 Subjects/Genre or Theme         RL/IL/AR   6T/Elemen     Non-fiction/Other   Notes
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Loser                                   Self-acceptance Fiction.        RL 5.2
By Jerry Spinelli.                      Family life Fiction.            IL 3-6
c2002.                                  Schools Fiction.                AR 4.3
Even though his classmates from
first grade on have considered him
strange and a loser, Daniel
Zinkoff's optimism and exuberance
and the support of his loving family
do not allow him to feel that way
about himself


Magician’s Elephant by Kate                                             RL 5.8
DiCamillo FIC 2009                                                      IL 3-6
                                        Orphans Fiction.
When ten-year-old orphan Peter          Lost children Fiction.
Augustus Duchene encounters a           Elephants Fiction.
fortune teller in the marketplace       Brothers and sisters Fiction.
one day who tells him that his          Adventure and adventurers
sister, who is presumed dead, is in     Fiction.
fact alive, he embarks on a             Adventure fiction.
remarkable series of adventures in
an attempt to find her.
Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli –        Death Fiction                   RL 5.4
Fic- 1990                                                               IL 3-6
After his parents die, Jeffrey Lionel                                   AR 4.7
Magee's life becomes legendary,
as he accomplishes athletic and
other feats which awe his
contemporaries.
Masterpiece by Elise Broach FIC         Artists Fiction.                RL 5.3
2008                                    Beetles Fiction.                IL 5-8
                                        Human-animal relationships
After Marvin, a beetle, makes a         Fiction.
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Title/Author/Copyright/                Subjects/Genre or Theme        RL/IL/AR   6T/Elemen     Non-fiction/Other   Notes
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miniature drawing as an eleventh       Art thefts Fiction.
birthday gift for James, a human       Family life New York (State)
with whom he shares a house, the       New York Fiction.
two new friends work together to       Durer, Albrecht, 1471-1528
help recover a Durer drawing           Fiction.
stolen from the Metropolitan           New York (N.Y.) Fiction.
Museum of Art.                         Mystery and detective
                                       stories.
                                       Mystery fiction.
Missing May                            Death Fiction.                 RL: 6.7
by Cynthia Rylant Fic 1992             Joy and sorrow.                IL:5-8
After the death of the beloved aunt    Aunts Fiction.                 AR: 5.3
who has raised her, twelve-year-       West Virginia Fiction
old Summer and her uncle Ob
leave their West Virginia trailer in
search of the strength to go on
living.


My Louisiana Sky                       Parent and child Fiction.      RL:5.9
By Holt, Kimberly Willis. Fic- 1998    Grandmothers Fiction.          IL:5-8
                                       People with mental             AR: 4.6
Growing up in Saitter, Louisiana, in   disabilities Fiction.
the 1950s, twelve-year-old Tiger       Friendship Fiction
Ann struggles with her feelings
about her stern, but loving
grandmother, her mentally slow
parents, and her good friend and
neighbor, Jesse.



My Side of the Mountain                Survival Fiction.              RL:7.3
By George, Jean Craighead, -Fic-       Self-reliance Fiction.         IL:5-8
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Title/Author/Copyright/                Subjects/Genre or Theme         RL/IL/AR   6T/Elemen     Non-fiction/Other   Notes
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1959                                   Mountain life Fiction.          AR 5.2
                                       Falconry Fiction.
A young boy relates his adventures     Brothers and sisters Fiction.
during the year he spends living       Catskill Mountains (N.Y.)
alone in the Catskill Mountains        Fiction.
including his struggle for survival,
his dependence on nature, his
animal friends, and his ultimate
realization that he needs human
companionship.
                                                                       RL 5.6
Name of This Book is Secret by                                         IL 3-6
Bosch, Pseudonymous FIC 2007           Immortality Fiction.            AR 5.6
Cassandra and Max find a missing       Synesthesia Fiction.
magician's notebook and start to       Adventure and adventurers
investigate the fire which burnt       Fiction.
down his house and his mysterious
"symphony of smells."


Old Yeller                             Dogs Fiction.                   RL: 5.4
By Gipson, Fred, -Fic- 1956            Frontier and pioneer life       IL:5-8
                                       Fiction                         AR: 5.0
In the late 1860s in the Texas hill
country, a big yellow dog and a
fourteen-year-old boy form a close,
loving relationship.
One Day in the Desert by Jean          Desert ecology.                 RL 5.5
Craighead George, c1996 NF             Sonoran Desert.                 IL 3-6
Explains how the animal and            Heat Physiological effect.      AR 5.5
human inhabitants of the Sonoran       Tohono O'Odham Indians.
Desert of Arizona, including a         Indians of North America
mountain lion, a roadrunner, a         Arizona.
coyote, a tortoise, and members of     Ecology.
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the Papago Indian tribe, adapt to
and survive the desert's merciless
heat.

Paint the Wind by Pam Munoz                                          RL 5.3
Ryan FIC c. 2007                       Self actualization            IL 3-6
After her overprotective               (Psychology) Fiction.
grandmother has a stroke, eleven-      Ranch life Wyoming Fiction.
year-old Maya, an orphan, leaves       Family life Fiction.
her extremely restricted life in       Horses Fiction.
California to stay with her mother's   Orphans Fiction
family on a remote Wyoming
ranch, where she discovers a love
of horses and encounters
Artemisia, a wild mare that her
mother once rode.
Pictures of Hollis Woods by            Family life Fiction.          RL 6.4
Patricia Rielly Giff- Fic- c, 2002     Orphans Fiction.              IL 5-8
A troublesome twelve-year-old          Artists Fiction.              AR 4.4
orphan, staying with an elderly        Foster home care Fiction.
artist who needs her, remembers        Old age Fiction.
the only other time she was happy      New York (State) Fiction.
in a foster home, with a family that
truly seemed to care about her.


The Pinballs by Betsy Byars            Foster home care Fiction.     RL 4.93-
c1977.                                 Friendship Fiction            IL 3-6
-Fic-                                                                AR 3.8
Three lonely foster children learn
to care about themselves and each
other.
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Title/Author/Copyright/                Subjects/Genre or Theme         RL/IL/AR   6T/Elemen     Non-fiction/Other   Notes
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Poppy by Avi – Fic- c.1995             Mice Fiction.                   RL 5.8
Poppy, a deer mouse, urges her         Owls Fiction.                   IL 3-6
family to move next to a field of      Survival Fiction.               AR 4.5
corn big enough to feed them all
forever, but Mr. Ocax, a terrifying
owl, has other ideas.




The Power of Un by Nancy               Time travel Fiction.            RL6.6
Etchemendy Fic- 2000                   Brothers and sisters Fiction.   IL5-8
When he is given a device that will                                    AR 4.8
allow him to "undo" what has
happened in the past, Gib Finney
is not sure what event from the
worst day in his life he should
change in order to keep his sister
from being hit by a truck.
Prairie Songs                          Frontier and pioneer life       RL:5.2
By Conrad, Pam. Fic 1985               Fiction.                        IL:5-8
Louisa's life in a loving pioneer      Nebraska Fiction.               AR: 5.3
family on the Nebraska prairie is      Family life Fiction
altered by the arrival of a new
doctor and his beautiful, tragically
frail wife.


Project Mulberry by Linda Sue
Park – fic- c. 2005
Julia, a Korean-American, and her
friend Patrick learn about
tolerance, friendship, and patience
while working together on a project
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                                                                   Lit/Writing
about silkworms.
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Title/Author/Copyright/                Subjects/Genre or Theme         RL/IL/AR   6T/Elemen     Non-fiction/Other   Notes
Summary                                                                           ts of         Resources
                                                                                  Lit/Writing
Regarding the Fountain,                Schools Fiction.                RL 4.8
Regarding the Trees, Regarding         Letters Fiction.                IL 5-8                                       V-20 (Trees)
the Sink by Kate Klise- Fic- c.                                        AR 5.8                                       V-20
1998. c 2005, c. 2004                                                                                               (Fountain)
When the principal asks a fifth-
grader to write a letter regarding
the purchase of a new drinking
fountain for their school, he finds
that all sorts of chaos results.

Remembering Mrs. Rossi by              Death Fiction.                  RL 4.5
Amy Hest c. 2007 FIC                   Parent and child Fiction.       IL 3-6
Although she loves her father, their   New York (N.Y.) Fiction.
home in New York City, and third-
grade teacher Miss Meadows,
Annie misses her mother who died
recently.
The Report Card by Andrew              Grading and marking             RL 3.5
Clements Fic c 2004                    (Students)                      IL 3-6
Fifth-grader Nora Rowley has           Fiction.
 Achievement tests     AR 4.9
always hidden the fact that she is a   Fiction.
 Schools
genius from everyone because all       Fiction.
 Genius
she wants is to be normal, but         Fiction.
 Friendship Fiction.
when she comes up with a plan to
prove that grades are not
important, things begin to get out
of control.
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Title/Author/Copyright/                Subjects/Genre or Theme         RL/IL/AR   6T/Elemen     Non-fiction/Other   Notes
Summary                                                                           ts of         Resources
                                                                                  Lit/Writing
Riding Freedom                         Parkhurst, Charley, d. 1879     RL:4.8
By Ryan, Pam Munoz. -Fic- 1998         Fiction.                        IL:3-6
                                       Mistaken identity Fiction.      AR: 4.5
A fictionalized account of Charley     California History 1850-1950
(Charlotte) Parkhurst who ran          Fiction
away from an orphanage, posed
as a boy, moved to California, and
fooled everyone by her
appearance.


Rules by Cynthia Lord FIC c. 2006      Autism Fiction.                 RL 3.9
Frustrated at life with an autistic    Brothers and sisters Fiction.   IL 3-6
brother, twelve-year-old Catherine     People with disabilities
longs for a normal existence but       Fiction.
her world is further complicated by
a friendship with an young
paraplegic.

S.O.R. losers                          Soccer Fiction                  RL:5
By Avi,: -Fic- 1984                                                    IL:5-8
                                                                       AR: 3.6
Each member of the South Orange
River seventh-grade soccer team
has qualities of excellence, but not
on the soccer field.

Sammy Keyes and the Hotel              Grandmothers Fiction.           RL 5.9
Thief / by Wendelin Van Draanen.       Robbers and outlaws Fiction.    IL 5-8
c1998.                                 Mystery and detective           AR 4.6
-Fic-                                  stories.

Thirteen-year-old Sammy's
penchant for speaking her mind
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Summary                                                                        ts of         Resources
                                                                               Lit/Writing
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.


Saving Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds       Dogs Fiction.               RL 5.5
Naylor – Fic- c1997                     Family life West Virginia   IL 3-6
Sequel to: Shiloh season. Sixth-        Fiction.                    AR 4.9
grader Marty and his family try to      West Virginia Fiction.
help their rough neighbor, Judd         Prejudices Fiction.
Travers, change his mean ways,
even though their West Virginia
community continues to expect the
worst of him.




Search for Delicious by Natalie                                     RL5.4
Babbitt c. 1969 FIC                     Public opinion Fiction.     IL 5-8
The Prime Minister is compiling a       Fantasy.
dictionary and when no one at
court can agree on the meaning of
delicious, the King sends his
twelve-year-old messenger to poll
the country.
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Title/Author/Copyright/                Subjects/Genre or Theme         RL/IL/AR   6T/Elemen     Non-fiction/Other   Notes
Summary                                                                           ts of         Resources
                                                                                  Lit/Writing
Seedfolks                              Gardens Fiction.                RL: 5
By Fleischman, Paul. -Fic- 1997        City and town life Fiction.     IL: 5-8
                                       Neighborhood Fiction.           AR: 4.3
One by one, a number of people of      Community life Fiction
varying ages and backgrounds
transform a trash-filled, inner-city
lot into a productive and beautiful
garden, and, in doing so, the
gardeners are themselves
transformed..


Seven Wonders of Sassafras             Curiosities and wonders         RL 5.1
Springs by Betty Birney Fic            Fiction.                        IL 3-6
Eben McAllister searches his small     Country life Fiction.           AR 4.8
town to see if he can find anything    Family life Fiction.
comparable to the real Seven           Neighbors Fiction.
Wonders of the World.
Shakespeare’s Secret by Elise          Shakespeare, William, 1564-     RL 6.1
Broach c. 2005 FIC                     1616 Authorship Fiction.        IL 5-8
Named after a character in a           Great Britain History Henry
Shakespeare play, misfit sixth-        VIII, 1509-1547 Fiction.
grader Hero becomes interested in      Great Britain History
exploring this unusual connection      Elizabeth, 1558-1603 Fiction.
because of a valuable diamond          Neighbors Fiction.
supposedly hidden in her new           Maryland Fiction.
house, an intriguing neighbor, and     Mystery and detective
the unexpected attention of the        stories.
most popular boy in school.




Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor      Dogs Fiction.                   RL 5.7
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Title/Author/Copyright/                  Subjects/Genre or Theme      RL/IL/AR   6T/Elemen     Non-fiction/Other   Notes
Summary                                                                          ts of         Resources
                                                                                 Lit/Writing
–Fic- 1991                               Animals Treatment Fiction.   IL 3-6
Marty finds a lost beagle in the hills   West Virginia Fiction.       AR 4.4
behind his West Virginia home,
and tries to hide it from his family
and the dog's real owner, a mean-
spirited man known to shoot deer
out of season and to mistreat his
dogs.

Shiloh Season by Phyllis                 Dogs Fiction.                RL 6.8
Reynolds Naylor – Fic- 1996              Kindness Fiction.            IL 3-6
Sequel to: Shiloh. When mean and         West Virginia Fiction.       AR 4.8
angry Judd, who has never known
kindness, takes to drinking and
mistreats his dogs, Marty discovers
how deep a hurt can go and how
long it takes to heal.




Sing Down the Moon by Scott              Navajo Indians Fiction.      RL 5.3                                       WS-4
O’Dell –Fic- 1970                        Indians of North America     IL 5-8
                                         Southwest, Fiction           AR 4.9
A young Navajo girl recounts the
events of 1864 when her tribe was
forced to march to Fort Sumner as
prisoners of the white soldiers.

A Single Shard                           Pottery Fiction.             RL:6.7
By Park, Linda Sue. -Fic- 2001           Korea Fiction.               IL:5-8
                                         Historical fiction           AR: 6.6
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Title/Author/Copyright/                   Subjects/Genre or Theme       RL/IL/AR   6T/Elemen     Non-fiction/Other   Notes
Summary                                                                            ts of         Resources
                                                                                   Lit/Writing
Tree-ear, a thirteen-year-old
orphan in medieval Korea, lives
under a bridge near a potters'
village, and longs to learn how to
throw the delicate celadon
ceramics himself.

Sky Pioneer : a Photobiography            Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937.   RL:6.2
of Amelia Earhart                         Air pilots.                   IL:3-6
By Szabo, Corrine. NF 1997                Women Biography               AR: 6.9

A biography, with numerous
photographs and quotes from
Earhart herself, tracing this
determined woman's life and
interest in flying.




Smuggler's Island                         Smuggling Fiction.            RL:5.7
By Avi, -Fic- 1983                        Islands Fiction               IL:5-8
                                                                        AR: 4.0
Living on a poor island in 1932, a
young boy determines, despite his
family's bitter opposition, to identify
and somehow bring to justice the
liquor smugglers who have been
terrorizing the island.

The Star Fisher by Laurence Yep
FIC 2000’

Fifteen-year-old Joan Lee and her
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Title/Author/Copyright/               Subjects/Genre or Theme         RL/IL/AR   6T/Elemen     Non-fiction/Other   Notes
Summary                                                                          ts of         Resources
                                                                                 Lit/Writing
family find the adjustment hard
when they move from Ohio to West
Virginia in the 1920s.

Out of print
Stealing Freedom by Elise             Weems, Anne-Marie Fiction.      RL 7.6
Carbonne – Fic- c.1998                Slavery Fiction.                IL 5-8
A novel based on the events in the    Underground railroad Fiction.   AR 5.6
life of a young slave girl from       African Americans Fiction.
Maryland who endures all kinds of
mistreatment and cruelty, including
being separated from her family,
but who eventually escapes to
freedom in Canada.

Surviving the Applewhites by          Eccentrics and eccentricities   RL 5.7
Stephanie Tolan c. 2002 FIC           Fiction.                        IL 5-8
Jake, a budding juvenile              Theater Fiction.
delinquent, is sent for home          Family life North Carolina
schooling to the arty and eccentric   Fiction.
Applewhite family's Creative          North Carolina Fiction.
Academy, where he discovers
talents and interests he never
knew he had.
The Talented Clementine by Sara       Self-perception Fiction.        RL 4.0
Pennypacker FIC 2007                  Talent shows Fiction.           IL 3-6
Eight-year-old Clementine,            Schools Fiction.
convinced that she has no talents,
tries to find a way to avoid
participating in the class talent
show.
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Title/Author/Copyright/                Subjects/Genre or Theme         RL/IL/AR   6T/Elemen     Non-fiction/Other   Notes
Summary                                                                           ts of         Resources
                                                                                  Lit/Writing
Theodosia and the Serpents of          Adventure and adventurers       RL 5.2
Chaos by R. L. La Fevers FIC c.        Fiction.                        IL 5-8
2007                                   Museums Fiction.
Eleven-year-old Theodosia has the      Magic Fiction.
ability to detect black magic and      Blessing and cursing Fiction.
ancient curses that are attached to    Family life England Fiction.
objects in the Museum of Legends       London (England) History
and Antiquities, which her father is   20th century Fiction.
the curator of, and discovers that a   Great Britain History Edward
new artifact from Egypt is cursed      VII, 1901-1910 Fiction.
and she must return it to the tomb     Egypt Antiquities Fiction.
it was excavated from before it
destroys the British Empire.
The Thief Lord – Cornelia Funke        Runaways Fiction.               RL 6.8
– Fic- c. 2002                         Robbers and outlaws Fiction.    IL MG
Orphaned brothers Prosper and          Brothers Fiction.               AR 4.8
Bo, having run away from their         Detectives Fiction.
cruel aunt and uncle, decide to        Venice (Italy) Fiction.
hide out in Venice where they fall     Italy Fiction.
in with the Thief Lord, a thirteen-
year-old boy who leads a crime
ring of street children.



Trip to the North                      Christmas Fiction.              RL:6
By Weiss, Ellen, -Fic- 2004            Railroads Trains Fiction.       IL:3-6
                                       Santa Claus Fiction.
On Christmas eve, a young boy          North Pole Fiction.
joins some other children on a
magical train ride to the North
Pole.
Tripping Over the Lunch Lady           Schools Fiction.                RL 4.0
and Other School Stories edited        Short stories.                  IL 5-8
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Title/Author/Copyright/                Subjects/Genre or Theme          RL/IL/AR   6T/Elemen     Non-fiction/Other   Notes
Summary                                                                            ts of         Resources
                                                                                   Lit/Writing
by Nancy E. Mercado – Fic- 2004        Humorous stories.                AR 4.8

An anthology of ten humorous
short stories about life in school,
written by well-known authors of
children's books.
The True Confessions of                Murder Fiction.                  RL:7
Charlotte Doyle                        Sea stories.                     IL:5-8
By Avi, -Fic- 1990                     Historical fiction               AR: 5.3

Thirteen-year-old Charlotte Doyle,
the only passenger on a voyage
from England to America in 1832,
must take serious matters into her
own hands when she learns that
the captain is murderous.
Tucket's Gold / Gary Paulsen.          Frontier and pioneer life West   RL 5.5
c1999. -Fic-                           (U.S.) Fiction.                  IL 5-8
Fifteen-year-old Francis and the       West (U.S.) Fiction.             AR 5.2
two children he has adopted travel     Historical fiction.
across the Old West, evade
Comancheros, discover a treasure,
and wind up rich beyond their
wildest dreams.

The Twenty-One Balloons                Balloons Fiction.                RL:5.7
By Du Bois, William Pene, FIC          Voyages and travels Fiction.     IL:3-6
1947                                   Krakatoa (Indonesia)             AR: 6.8
                                       Eruption, 1883 Fiction
Relates the incredible adventures
of Professor William Waterman
Sherman who in 1883 sets off in a
balloon across the Pacific, survives
the volcanic eruption of Krakatoa,
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Summary                                                                      ts of         Resources
                                                                             Lit/Writing
and is eventually picked up in the
Atlantic.




Twenty and Ten / by Claire            World War, 1939-1945 Jews   RL 5.1
Huchet Bishop, as told by Janet       Fiction.                    IL 3-6
Joly ; c1952.                         France History German       AR 4
-Fic-                                 occupation, 1940-1945
Twenty school children, living in a   Fiction.
refuge in France, hide ten Jewish
children from the Nazis during the
occupation of France during World
War II and vow never to betray
them.


The Van Gogh Café by Cynthia          Restaurants Fiction.        RL 4.5
Rylant Fic 1995                       Magic Fiction               IL 3-6
The Van Gogh Cafe, located in                                     AR 5.0
Flowers, Kansas, has magic in its
walls, causing strange and
mysterious events to occur there.



Walk Two Moons                        Death Fiction.              RL:6.6                                       Grade 6
By Creech, Sharon. -Fic- 1994         Grandparents Fiction.       IL:5-8                                       Creech Lit.
                                      Family life Fiction.        AR: 4.9                                      Circle
After her mother leaves home          Friendship Fiction                                                       WS-14
suddenly, thirteen-year-old Sal and                                                                            V-18
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Summary                                                                         ts of         Resources
                                                                                Lit/Writing
her grandparents take a car trip
retracing her mother's route. Along
the way, Sal recounts the story of
her friend Phoebe, whose mother
also left.
Weedflower by Cynthia Kodohata          Japanese Americans           RL 5.4
c.2006                                  Evacuation and relocation,   IL 5-8
After twelve-year-old Sumiko and        1942-1945 Fiction.           AR 4.8
her Japanese-American family are        World War, 1939-1945
relocated from their flower farm in     United States Fiction.
southern California to an               Mohave Indians Fiction.
internment camp on a Mojave             Indians of North America
Indian reservation in Arizona, she      Arizona Fiction.
helps her family and neighbors,         Arizona History 1912-1950
becomes friends with a local Indian     Fiction.
boy, and tries to hold on to her        Historical fiction.
dream of owning a flower shop.
When Marian Sang –Pam Munoz             Anderson, Marian, 1897-      RL 4.6
Ryan- Biography- 2002                   1993.                        IL K-3
An introduction to the life of Marian   Singers.                     AR 5.2
Anderson, extraordinary singer and      African Americans
civil rights activist, who was the      Biography.
first African American to perform at    Women Biography
the Metropolitan Opera, whose life
and career encouraged social
change.

Where the Red Fern Grows by             Dogs Fiction.                RL 6.4
Wilson Rawls- Fic- c1961                Ozark Mountains Fiction.     IL 5-8
A young boy living in the Ozarks        Death Fiction                AR 4.9
achieves his heart's desire when
he becomes the owner of two
redbone hounds and teaches them
to be champion hunters.
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Title/Author/Copyright/                 Subjects/Genre or Theme          RL/IL/AR   6T/Elemen     Non-fiction/Other   Notes
Summary                                                                             ts of         Resources
                                                                                    Lit/Writing
Which Witch by Eva Ibbotson c.          Witches Fiction.                 RL 6.3
2000 FIC                                Wizards Fiction.                 IL 5-8
Deciding that he must sire a child      Magic Fiction.
to carry on his tradition of Loathing   Contests Fiction.
Light and Blighting the Beautiful,      Marriage Fiction.
the Great Wizard Arriman
announces a competition among
the witches of Todcaster, one of
whom will marry him.
White Giraffe by Lauren St. John        Animals, Mythical Fiction.       RL 6.2
c. 2006 FIC                             Giraffe Fiction.                 IL 3-6
After a fire kills her parents,         Orphans Fiction.
eleven-year-old Martine must leave      Game reserves Fiction.
England to live with her                Wildlife conservation Fiction.
grandmother on a wildlife game          South Africa Fiction.
reserve in South Africa, where she
befriends a mythical white giraffe.
Word Eater by Mary Amato Fic c.         Schools Fiction.
                RL 5.0
2000                                    Worms Fiction.
                  IL 3-6
Lerner Chanse, a new student at         Magic Fiction.                   AR 4.5
Cleveland Park Middle School,
finds a worm that magically makes
things disappear, and she hopes it
will help her fit in, or get revenge,
at her hated school.
The Wright Brothers : How They          Wright, Orville, 1871-1948.      RL: 6.9
invented the Airplane                   Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912.       IL:5-8
By Freedman, Russell. NF 1991           Aeronautics Biography            AR: 7.7

Follows the lives of the Wright
brothers and describes how they
developed the first airplan
The Wright Brothers at Kitty            Wright, Orville, 1871-1948.      RL:4                                         WS-66
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Summary                                                                         ts of         Resources
                                                                                Lit/Writing
Hawk                                    Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912.   IL:3-6
By Sobol, Donald J., NF 1961            Flight History               AR: 4.5,

A biography of Orville and Wilbur
Wright, highlighting the early years
up to the first flight at Kitty Hawk.

A Wrinkle in Time                       Science fiction              RL:5.8                                       WS-50
By L'Engle, Madeleine -Fic- 1962        Extraterrestrial beings      IL:5-8                                       WC-36
                                        Fiction.                     AR: 4.7
Three extraterrestrial beings take      Friendship Fiction
Meg and her friends to another
world.

				
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