General-Interest Books

A treasury of Braille books that embody childhood. Young blind children will love the characters and stories and they will come alive in their imagination.

87 books on this shelf.

Winnie-the-Pooh and Some Bees
Series: Winnie the Pooh Easy-Reader Series
Adapted by Stephen Krensky, 27 pages, about 1600 words. When Winnie-the-Pooh hears a buzzing noise, he knows what it means: bees. And bees, of course, mean honey.

With a blue balloon and some help from Christopher Robin, Pooh tries to fool the bees and ...
Item Number: 2136
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Pooh Goes Visiting
Series: Winnie the Pooh Easy-Reader Series
Adapted by Stephen Krensky, 24 pages, about 1600 words. When Winnie-the-Pooh visits his friend Rabbit, he enjoys a little smackerel of honey and condensed milk. But when it's time for Pooh to go home, he gets stuck - right in the middle of Rabbit's hole. <...
Item Number: 2137
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Eeyore Has a Birthday
Series: Winnie the Pooh Easy-Reader Series
Adapted by Stephen Krensky, 29 pages, about 1800 words. Poor Eeyore is Very Gloomy because everyone has forgotten his birthday. When Pooh and Piglet find out, they run off to get Eeyore a present at once.

Too bad Pooh gets hungry along the way - and Pig...
Item Number: 2138
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Tigger Comes to the Forest
Series: Winnie the Pooh Easy-Reader Series
Adapted by Stephen Krensky, 31 pages, about 1800 words. Tigger arrives at the Hundred Acre Wood in the middle of the night. In the morning Pooh asks Tigger what Tiggers like for breakfast. "They like everything," says Tigger.

But Tigger doesn't like hon...
Item Number: 2139
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Christopher Robin Leads an Expedition
Series: Winnie the Pooh Easy-Reader Series
Adapted by Stephen Krensky, 32 pages, about 1800 words. When Winnie-the-Pooh sees Christopher Robin sitting outside his door and putting on his Big Boots, he knows that an Adventure is about to happen. "We are going to discover the North Pole," says Christ...
Item Number: 2140
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Pooh Invents a New Game
Series: Winnie the Pooh Easy-Reader Series
Adapted by Stephen Krensky, 32 pages, about 1800 words. Leaning over a bridge in the Hundred Acre Wood, Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends play a game of Poohsticks. Suddenly, they see something gray floating in the water.

"It's Eeyore!" says Roo. It's an ...
Item Number: 2141
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A Cat in a Kayak
by Maria Coffey, 29 pages, about 1600 words. Victor, a kindly veterinarian, makes a habit of bringing unwanted pets to his quiet and peaceful home on Cloud Island. Teelo the cat is the first to arrive by kayak. Next, Victor arrives with Ruby the...
Item Number: 2142
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A Ghost Named Fred
by Nathaniel Benchley, 24 pages, about 1000 words. An I Can Read Book.

One day George went into an old empty house to get out of the rain. The house was dark and smelled of dust and damp. George felt something near him, and then he heard a voice. T...
Item Number: 2143
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A Present for Toot
Series: Toot and Puddle Series
by Holly Hobbie, 26 pages, about 1400 words. Toot and Puddle, both pigs, have been friends for years. Now, it's Toot's birthday, and Puddle is determined to find his friend the best present ever. While Puddle searches everywhere, Toot stays home...
Item Number: 2144
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Aaron's Awful Allergies
by Troon Harrison, 21 pages, about 1000 words. Aaron loves animals more than anything else in the world. But when he is diagnosed with allergies, the doctor tells him that his pets have got to go. After Aaron reluctantly finds each pet a new home,...
Item Number: 2145
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Amos's Sweater
by Janet Lunn, 17 pages, about 600 words. Amos the sheep is old and cold, and he certainly doesn't want to have his wool clipped.

For ages 5 to 8.

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Item Number: 2146
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An Anteater Named Arthur
by Bernard Waber, 31 pages, about 1400 words. In a story told through his mother's eyes, Arthur is seen as a sometimes annoying, but always lovable, anteater.

For ages 7 to 9.

Package Weight: about 1 pounds....
Item Number: 2147
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Annabel Visits the Country
by Barbara Hayse, 24 pages, about 1400 words. Annabel leaves her city home to visit her cousin Flora. But she soon discovers that life in the country isn't nearly as peaceful and quiet as she once thought. This is a humorous tale that neatly illu...
Item Number: 2148
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Up, Up and Away
by Barbara Hayse, 19 pages, about 1200 words. This is the story of Annabel and Flora, both mice, who take an exciting trip in a hot-air balloon. The combination of humor and adventure creates a unique flavor for a story that children will love! <...
Item Number: 2149
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Arthur's Baby
Series: Arthur Adventures Series
by Marc Brown, 16 pages, about 800 words. "We have a surprise for you," Arthur's parents tell him. Arthur hopes it is a bicycle. He can hardly believe it when he learns what the surprise is - a baby!

"Ooooo," squeals D.W. "I love babies!" ...
Item Number: 2150
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Arthur's Computer Disaster
Series: Arthur Adventures Series
by Marc Brown, 29 pages, about 1000 words. Arthur wants to play Deep, Dark Sea on the computer every chance he gets. But disobedience quickly leads to disaster when his mother leaves for work and Arthur and his friend accidentally make ...
Item Number: 2151
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Arthur's Family Vacation
Series: Arthur Adventures Series
by Marc Brown, 25 pages, about 1000 words. "Poor Arthur! He wants to go to camp with his best friend, but instead he has to go on a family vacation at the beach. As if spending an entire week with his sister D. W. weren't enough, the Ocean Vie...
Item Number: 2152
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Arthur's Halloween Costume
by Lillian Hoban, 36 pages, about 2000 words. No one knows what Arthur's funny-looking costume represents, but even his school principal calls it a winner! "Arthur's frustrations and hassles ring true, and kids will enjoy the constantly changing ...
Item Number: 2153
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Blaze Finds the Trail
Series: Billy and Blaze Series
by C. W. Anderson, 20 pages, about 1400 words. Billy and his pony Blaze love to explore the forest. So one day they set out on an old woodland road that is new to them. They have a wonderful ride, but their adventures soon lead them off the trail ...
Item Number: 2154
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Brian's Bird
by Patricia A. Davis, 29 pages, about 1600 words. Brian, a blind child, gets a parakeet for his eighth birthday. He teaches Scratchy to talk and allows him to fly around the house, calling on his grandmother when help is needed to find his pet. His o...
Item Number: 2155
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Bully Trouble
Series: Step into Reading Books Series: A Step 2 Book
by Joanna Cole, 33 pages, about 1000 words. "Plagued by a bully named Eddie who steals their treats, Arlo and Robbie turn the tables on him by concocting an enticing lunch that is booby-trapped with hot sauce. The plot is sure to please and the...
Item Number: 2156
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Charlotte the Turtle
by Alain Grefore, 24 pages, about 1400 words. When Charlotte the turtle challenges Felix the fox to a race, everyone laughs at Charlotte, feeling sure that a fox can outrun a turtle any day. But with Charlotte's motto, "slow but steady wins the r...
Item Number: 2157
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Chicken Sunday
by Patricia Polacco, 26 pages, about 1600 words. After being initiated into a neighbor's family by a solemn backyard ceremony, a young Russian American girl and her African American brothers determine to buy their gramma Eula a beautiful Easter hat....
Item Number: 2158
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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
by Judi Barrett, 30 pages, about 1400 words. The tiny town of Chewandswallow was very much like any other tiny town - except for its weather, which came three times a day: at breakfast, lunch and dinner. But it never rained rain and it never sno...
Item Number: 2159
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Crabs for Dinner
by Adwoa Badoe, 28 pages, about 800 words. When Mum brings home big gray crabs from the African shop, the children only want to eat pizza and hamburgers. They won't eat potato fufu or palm nut soup ... until their grandmother arrives from Ghan...
Item Number: 2160
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Doctor de Soto
by William Steig, 27 pages, about 1200 words. Doctor De Soto and his wife, both mice, assist animals large and small with their dental needs - that is, all animals except those with a taste for mice! One day a fox comes to them in such great pain...
Item Number: 2161
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Emma's Magic Winter
Series: I Can Read Book Series
by Jean Little, 24 pages, about 1400 words. A new friend?

When Sally moves into the house next door, Emma's mom thinks it will be easy for the two girls to become friends. But Emma is so shy, she can barely even read out loud in school. Will...
Item Number: 2162
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Emma's Yucky Brother
Series: I Can Read Book Series
by Jean Little, 32 pages, about 1800 words. Emma has always wanted a little brother. Now her family is adopting Max, and Emma is sure he will be the best brother ever. But Max thinks sisters are yucky, and that Emma is the yuckiest! Emma discov...
Item Number: 2163
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Erik the Viking Sheep
by Elizabeth Creith, 27 pages, about 1400 words. Erik is a sheep who came all the way from Iceland. His head is full of dreams about Viking adventurers, and he hopes that the other sheep on the farm would like to be Viking sheep. But sheep don't muc...
Item Number: 2164
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Fox Outfoxed
by James Marshall, 26 pages, about 1200 words. The Big Race was on ... Fox didn't think Carmen had a chance. Her race car didn't have an engine. Carmen had to pedal.

Fox was really moving, flying toward the finish line. And though his snazzy re...
Item Number: 2165
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Frederick
by Lio Lionni, 15 pages, about 600 words. While the other mice are gathering food for the winter, Frederick seems to daydream the summer away. When dreary weather comes, however, it is Frederick the poet-mouse who warms his friends and cheers...
Item Number: 2166
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George the Drummer Boy
Series: I Can Read Book Series: Level 3
by Nathaniel Benchley, 19 pages, about 1200 words. There are many stories about what it was like for the colonists during the revolutionary war, but what was it like for the British soldiers? George, a British drummer boy, is involved in the first bat...
Item Number: 2167
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George and Martha
by James Marshall, 20 pages, about 800 words. These five short stories show what friendship is all about, covering topics such as privacy, vanity, and honesty. Though their friendship is often tested, George and Martha survive with a sense of hum...
Item Number: 2168
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Glance
by Stephen Cosgrove, 21 pages, about 1400 words. Glance is a little bug, who happens to be near-sighted. Though he has a pair of eyeglasses that make it so he can see properly, he is sick and tired of his classmates teasing him about wearing them. B...
Item Number: 2169
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Grandmother's Dreamcatcher
by Becky Ray McCain, 20 pages, about 1200 words. When Kimmy has bad dreams, Grandmother shows her a dreamcatcher, and with a twig, beads, feathers, and leather, they begin to make one just for Kimmy. Will it really work?

For ages 5 to 8.

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Item Number: 2170
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How Much is a Million?
by David Schwartz, 17 pages, about 400 words. This book reveals how big a bowl would be needed to hold a million goldfish, or how many years it would take to count to a million. Aside from being great fun, and it is, this book leads the reader to...
Item Number: 2171
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I Want to Read
, 14 pages, about 600 words. Bobby and Bonnie live with their parents in a lighthouse, surrounded by giant, crashing waves and often rocked by buffeting winds. Yet inside their cozy little house, the children are happy, playing g...
Item Number: 2172
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I.Q. Goes to School
by Mary Ann Fraser, 12 pages, about 1000 words. I.Q. (a mouse) comes to Mrs. Furber's class on the first day of school. He loves being in class with the children. But who wants to be the class pet when being a student can be so much fun?

Each we...
Item Number: 2173
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I.Q., It's Time
by Mary Ann Fraser, 16 pages, about 1200 words. It's time for another I.Q. adventure!

I.Q.'s class is going to have a busy day. Not only do the students have to do all of their regular work, but they have to prepare the classroom for Parents' Ni...
Item Number: 2174
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It Could Always Be Worse
Retold by Margot Zemach, 16 pages, about 1000 words. Unable to stand his overcrowded and noisy home any longer, a poor man goes to the holy Rabbi for help. Though he's shocked at the preposterous idea of taking his noisy and numerous farm animals into h...
Item Number: 2175
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Jennifer and Josephine
by Bill Peet, 32 pages, about 2200 words. It's a sad day for Jennifer, left to rust away, month after month, in a dilapidated junk-yard. Years ago, she was a first-class touring car, travelling over a hundred thousand miles. Now, though, her ...
Item Number: 2176
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Jeremiah Learns to Read
by Jo Ellen Bogart, 14 pages, about 800 words. Jeremiah knows how to build a split-rail fence, cook buttermilk pancakes, and make sweet syrup from tree sap. But there's one thing elderly Jeremiah doesn't know how to do, and that's read. What an in...
Item Number: 2177
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Jess Was the Brave One
by Jean Little, 22 pages, about 1200 words. When Claire and Jess go to the doctor for shots, Jess is the brave one. When the two of them climb trees, Jess scrambles right to the top. She even loves scary movies and thunderstorms. Then one day J...
Item Number: 2178
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Jumanji
by Chris Van Allsburg, 20 pages, about 2000 words. Left on their own for an afternoon, Judy and Peter find a board game under a tree in the park. Jumanji looks like just another boring game, but they soon realize that it has the power to turn make-bel...
Item Number: 2179
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Just a Dream
by Chris Van Allsburg, 27 pages, about 2000 words. "Walter is a young boy who imagines the future as a marvelous time, with tiny airplanes that can be parked on the roof of your house and robots that take care of all your work for you. In the present,...
Item Number: 2180
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Knots on a Counting Rope
by Bill Martin, 37 pages, about 1600 words. A grandfather and his blind grandson, Boy-Strength-of-Blue-Horses, reminisce about the young boy's birth, his first horse, and an exciting horse race.

In this poignant story, the counting rope is a...
Item Number: 2181
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Leah's Pony
by Elizabeth Friedrich, 28 pages, about 1600 words. Set in the Dust Bowl of the 1930's, this is a story of family love and the kindness of neighbors. Faced with the auction of their farm and equipment due to the drought, Young Leah decides to help her ...
Item Number: 2182
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Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire!
by Miriam Cohen, 24 pages, about 800 words. Alex has a hard time adjusting to his new first grade and tells wild stories to impress the other students. Eventually, though, Alex and his classmates learn together that he doesn't need to tell lies...
Item Number: 2183
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Make Way for Ducklings
by Robert McCloskey, 31 pages, about 2000 words. 1941 Caldecott Medal Book
This classic about Mr. and Mrs. Mallard and their brood of ducklings has been a favorite since 1941. When Mrs. Mallard and her eight ducklings are stuck at a busy street i...
Item Number: 2184
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Mickey's Tattered Tale
Walt Disney Productions, 28 pages, about 1800 words. Winter is over, and the town is celebrating by throwing a costume party at the nearby ballroom. It's a big day for Mickey too - Minnie has asked him to join her there for a date! He spends the afterno...
Item Number: 2185
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Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
by Virginia Lee Burton, 24 pages, about 1800 words. Although steam shovels are being replaced by more modern machines, Mike Mulligan refuses to consign his beloved Mary Anne to the junk heap. Desperate for work, Mike promises to dig the cellar of Poppe...
Item Number: 2186
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Monster Stew
by Mitra Modarressi, 42 pages, about 2200 words. Take three favorite fairy tales, add monsters, and stir well ... The result of Monster Stew, a flavorful mix of irreverent new versions of beloved stories that makes a delightful dish for young...
Item Number: 2187
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My Family Vacation
by Dayal Kaur Khalsa, 28 pages, about 1400 words. This warm, nostalgic tale evokes a real sense of time and place and family fun that children and parents alike will find irresistible.

May, her parents, and her older brother Richie are off to Flor...
Item Number: 2188
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My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother
by Patricia Polacco, 29 pages, about 1400 words. There's nothing worse than a rotten redheaded older brother who can do everything you can do better! Patricia's brother Richard could run the fastest, climb the highest, and spit the farthest - and st...
Item Number: 2189
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My Very Own Room
by Amada Irma P'Erez, 26 pages, about 1200 words. Five little brothers, two parents, and a houseful of visiting relatives make a Mexican-American girl feel crowded. She loves her family, but how can she get a little space for herself? The solution co...
Item Number: 2190
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Out on the Ice in the Middle of the Bay
by Peter Cumming, 20 pages, about 1600 words. The poetic tale of a human toddler meeting a polar bear cub, peacefully alone, out on the ice. There follows a gripping confrontation between human father and animal mother, their similar mutual distr...
Item Number: 2191
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Owen
by Kevin Henkes, 15 pages, about 600 words. Owen had a fuzzy yellow blanket. "Fuzzy goes where I go," said Owen.

But Mrs. Tweezers disagreed. She thought Owen was too old for a blanket.

Owen disagreed. No matter what Mrs. Tweezers came up...
Item Number: 2192
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Owl Moon
by Jane Yolen, 29 pages, about 1400 words. 1988 Caldecott Medal Book
On a winter's night under a full moon, a father and daughter trek into the woods to see the Great Horned Owl.

"As expansive as the broad sweep of the great owl's wings ...
Item Number: 2193
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Pookie
by Ivy Wallace, 26 pages, about 2600 words. Everyone teases Pookie the rabbit about his flimsy, filmy wings - they don't even allow him to fly. So he decides to leave home to seek his fortune and travels through a fairy world peopled with kindl...
Item Number: 2194
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Secret Signs Along the Underground Railroad
by Anita Riggio, 26 pages, about 1600 words. In the mid-1800's, Luke and his mother help support themselves by making panoramic eggs of maple sugar. When a man bursts into their home and accuses them of hiding slaves, Luke's mother denies the ch...
Item Number: 2195
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See the Ocean
by Estelle Condra, 21 pages, about 1000 words. Nellie loves her family's annual trip over the Black Mountains to their beach house. Every year her two brothers compete to see who will first see the ocean through the mountain passes. This is the st...
Item Number: 2196
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Soccer Sam
by Jean Marzollo, 25 pages, about 1800 words. Sam is excited when his cousin Marco from Mexico comes to spend a year with his family - they will get to play basketball and other fun sports together. But Marco keeps hitting the ball with his head ...
Item Number: 2197
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Squashed in the Middle
by Elizabeth Winthrop, 15 pages, about 800 words. "I'm going to spend the night at Rosa's house," said Daisy. But nobody heard her.

Being a middle child isn't easy - nobody ever listens to Daisy. Her father was chopping carrots. Her mother was tal...
Item Number: 2198
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Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
by William Steig, 28 pages, about 1600 words. While hurrying home to show his parents a wish-granting pebble, Sylvester the donkey is startled by a hungry lion emerging from the bushes. Flustered, Sylvester wishes he were a rock, and is immediate...
Item Number: 2199
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The Boston Coffee Party
Series: I Can Read Book Series: Level Three
by Doreen Rappaport, 23 pages, about 1800 words. During the Revolutionary War, times are hard in colonial Boston. Greedy Merchant Thomas is overcharging for sugar. Then he locks up all the coffee so he can overcharge for that too!

Young Sarah Hom...
Item Number: 2200
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The Case of the Cat's Meow
Series: An "I Can Read Mystery"
by Crosby Bonsall, 32 pages, about 1600 words. Snitch's cat Mildred has disappeared, but Snitch's friends in the Private Eyes Club will help find her! Well, they do find a lot of cats and dogs, but no Mildred! Even their trusty string-and-bucket-a...
Item Number: 2201
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The Day of the Bad Haircut
Series: Hello Reader! Series, Level Two
by Eva Moore, 19 pages, about 600 words. Molly finally lets her mother cut her hair - but is upset with the results. This book teaches kids that, no matter what you look like on the outside, you're always the same on the inside; even if you ...
Item Number: 2202
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The Day the Dragon Came to School
by Marie Tenaille, 19 pages, about 1000 words. Daniel the dragon spends a day in the second grade, joining the other students in singing, gym class, and lunch.

For ages 5 to 8.

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Item Number: 2203
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The Giving Tree
by Shel Silverstein, 24 pages, about 800 words. "Shel Silverstein takes a poignant and gentle look at the art of giving and the concept of unconditional love in his deeply profound children's book, The Giving Tree. The story tells of the rel...
Item Number: 2204
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The Great Kapok Tree (A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest)
by Lynne Cherry, 19 pages, about 1000 words. A man walks into a lush rain forest and starts chopping down a huge kapok tree. Lulled by the heat, he sits down and soon falls asleep. The forest dwellers approach, each pleading in his ear a reason ...
Item Number: 2205
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The Lamb and the Butterfly
by Arnold Sundgaard, 20 pages, about 800 words. "When a Lamb and a Butterfly meet in the meadow, the Lamb asks the Butterfly where his mother is. The Butterfly replies, "My mother flies one way while I fly the other."

The Lamb, who is used to th...
Item Number: 2206
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The Little House
by Virginia Lee Burton, 18 pages, about 1600 words. The little house first stood in the country, but gradually the city, with all its buildings and traffic, moved closer and closer. "This engaging book clearly presents a wealth of information." - Bookl...
Item Number: 2207
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The Name of the Tree (A Bantu Folk Tale)
by Celia Barker Lottridge, 22 pages, about 1600 words. When a drought spreads through the land of the short grass, the animals set out across the great plain to find food. Their only hope for survival is a tree with a variety of colorful fruit. The proble...
Item Number: 2208
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The New Boy
by Holly Keller, 16 pages, about 800 words. The day Miss Higgins (a mouse) introduced Milton (a mouse) to the kindergarten class, he stuck out his tongue, and everybody laughed. "The new boy is weird," whispered Judy. And as the days passed, ev...
Item Number: 2209
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The One in the Middle Is the Green Kangaroo
by Judy Blume, 23 pages, about 1600 words. Lately second grader Freddy Dissel has that left-out kind of feeling. Life can be lonely when you're the middle kid in the family who feels like "the peanut butter part of a sandwich", squeezed betwee...
Item Number: 2210
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The Pain and the Great One
by Judy Blume, 39 pages, about 1000 words. "The Great One" thinks her younger brother, "The Pain," is a messy slowpoke who gets dessert even if he doesn't finish dinner. She thinks her parents love him more than they love her.

"The Pain" th...
Item Number: 2211
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The Rescuers
Walt Disney Productions, 26 pages, about 1400 words. Deep in Devil's Bayou sits an old, rotting riverboat, where a lonely little orphan girl has been kidnapped by two money-hungry thieves. Medusa and her trusty sidekick named Snoops need someone small t...
Item Number: 2212
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The Seeing Stick
by Jane Yolen, 24 pages, about 1600 words. There are so many ways to "see, as Hwei Ming is about to discover. For sometimes it is not the eyes that see best of all. Often it is the heart and mind.

Our story takes place long, long ago in the...
Item Number: 2213
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The Stranger
by Chris Van Allsburg, 21 pages, about 1200 words. Allsburg again explores the fine line between fantasy and reality so beautifully expressed in his popular book, The Polar Express. The enigmatic origins of the stranger that Farmer Bailey hits ...
Item Number: 2214
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The Very Last First Time
by Jan Andrews, 18 pages, about 1200 words. "Eva, an Inuit girl, lives along Ungava Bay in northern Canada. In the winter, her people search for mussels along the bottom of the seabed. Although Eva has often joined her mother on these expeditio...
Item Number: 2215
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To Bathe a Boa
by C. Imbior Kudrna, 11 pages, about 400 words. "This is a zany story in rhyme that was inspired by Kudrna's own boa buddy, who actually likes to be scrubbed with a loofah. Sliding and looping and slinking along, the boa manages to evade his young ...
Item Number: 2216
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Walter the Farting Dog, Trouble at the Yard Sale
by William Kotzwinkle, 25 pages, about 1000 words. Walter's family is holding a yard sale, but there are few customers. Walter, farting contentedly near Father, wonders why.

When a man offers ten dollars for Walter, Father readily agrees. Walter wo...
Item Number: 2217
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Walter the Farting Dog Goes on a Cruise
by William Kotzwinkle, 25 pages, about 1000 words. Walter the Farting Dog is now a hero of the high seas! Everybody is having a great time on a cruise ... Until a terrible odor permeates the ship. All signs point to Walter, and so he is first banished...
Item Number: 2218
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When Vegetables go Bad
by Don M. Gillmor, 23 pages, about 1200 words. "The trouble with Ivy was, she wouldn't eat her vegetables." What develops next in this classic battle of child vs. veggies is something no one could have imagined. Inside Ivy's pockets those veggies ...
Item Number: 2219
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Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?
by Shel Silverstein, 11 pages, about 400 words. "Who wants a cheap rhinoceros? I know of one for sale, with floppy ears and cloppy feet, and friendly waggy tail. He's sweet and fat and huggable. He's quiet as a mouse. And there are lots of things t...
Item Number: 2220
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Spooky and the Wizard's Bats
by Natalie Savage Carlson, 27 pages, about 1400 words. "Spooky is back again! In this story by author and illustrator of Spooky Night and Spooky and the Ghost Cat, Spooky matches wits with a wizard. Once a pet of the nasty witch, (sister of ...
Item Number: 2221
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The Widow's Broom
by Chris Van Allsburg, 16 pages, about 1800 words. Here is the spell-binding story of a broom abandoned after it loses power midflight and falls with its witch into the garden of a widow named Minna Shaw. After finding the broom sweeping obsessively b...
Item Number: 2222
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