MODERN CLASSICS


SOUNDER William Armstrong, "A black sharecropper's family is  bound together by love and determination against the tremendous odds of poverty, ignorance and prejudice. "

MR. POPPER'S PENGUINS Richard & Florence Atwater, "When the Poppers become the unexpected owners of a family of penguins, the hilarity begins. "

NATIONAL VELVET Enid Bagnold, "Velvet Brown takes a great risk to race her horse in the Grand National."

ARE YOU THERE GOD? IT'S ME, MARGARET Judy Blume, "Eleven-year-old Margaret Simon moves to a New Jersey suburb and becomes a member of the PTS (Pre-Teen Sensationals)."

CADDIE WOODLAWN Carol Ryrie Brink, "A red-haired tomboy living in Wisconsin in the 1860's has exciting escapades and adventures."

THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY (F) Sheila Bumford, "Two dogs and a cat endure a hazardous trek across the Canadian  wilderness to find their beloved master. "

THE WHITE MOUNTAINS John Christopher, "A young boy escapes getting 'capped' and searches for a resistance movement to overcome the aliens ruling the world."

RAMONA THE PEST Beverly Cleary, "The comical, independent little sister' of the Henry Huggins books comes of age school age that is-and almost becomes a kindergarten drop-out. "

WHERE THE LILIES BLOOM Vera and Bill Cleaver, "Feisty, strong Mary Call struggles to keep the family together and rise from poverty after her father's death."

THE DARK IS RISING Susan Cooper, "Will and his friends strive to overcome the forces of evil threatening the world."

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Roald Dahl, "Young Charlie gets a winning ticket and a chance to tour the mysterious Willie Wonka Chocolate Factory."

THE DOOR IN THE WALL Marguerite de Angeli, "Crippled Robin proves his courage and wins the right to knighthood in medieval England. "

INCIDENT AT HAWK'S HILL Allan Eckert, "A six-year-old boy wanders away from home in the Canadian prairie and is nurtured and protected by a badger. "

THE GREAT BRAIN John Fitzgerald, "The exploits of the Great Brain of Adenville, Utah are described by his younger brother, frequently the victim of the Great Brain's schemes for gaining
prestige or money."

HARRIET, THE SPY Louise Fitzhugh, "Precocious, over-privileged Harriet darts around her Manhattan neighborhood  ferreting out the 'scoop' on the moving scene."

DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL (B, F851) Anne Frank, "In this moving and tragic story, Anne's family
shares a hiding place with another Jewish family during the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam."

BLUE WILLOW Doris Gates, "A migrant farmer's lonely daughter sees in a blue willow plate the promise of the beauty and security of a permanent home."

JULIE OF THE WOLVES Jean George, "Julie, an Eskimo girl, befriends a wolf pack to survive in the Arctic vastness."

THE ENDLESS STEPPE (J940.54, H298) Esther Hautzig, "The moving story of a ten-year-old girl exiled to a labor camp in Siberia with her family during World War II

"B" IS FOR BETSY Carolyn Haywood, "The fun and problems of a little girl during her
first year of school. "

KING OF THE WIND Marguerite Henry, "A cat, a mute stable boy and a sultan's horse endure many hardships and help create the legend of the Godolphin Arabian, ancestor to the greatest
thoroughbreds in racing."

LASSIE COME HOME Eric Knight, "A faithful collie trudges over the rolling hills of Scotland and the bleak Yorkshire moors to keep a rendezvous with his former schoolboy master. "

FROM THE MIXED-UP FILES OF MRS. BASIL E. FRANKWEILER E. L. Konigsburg, "Two runaway children live undetected in the Metropolitan Museum of Art-and investigate a mystery. "

A WRINKLE IN TIME Madeleine L'Engle, "Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's father, who disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government. "

THE  LION,  THE  WITCH  AND  THE WARDROBE C. S. Lewis, "Four children break the evil spell that holds the land of Namia in a perpetual winter without Christmas."

PIPPI LONGSTOCKING Astrid Lindgren "A nine-year-old eccentric, with no grown-ups to tell her what to do, lives alone with her horse and her monkey."

HOMER PRICE Robert McCloskey, "A gang of robbers, a modern Pied Piper, and a ceaseless  doughnut  machine  are  some  of the hilarious situations met by the resourceful Homer. "

HUNDRED PENNY BOX (JE) Sharon Bell Mathis, "Elderly, fragile Aunt Dew shares her memories
with Michael while going through her keepsake box of a penny for each year of her life in it."

THE BORROWERS Mary Norton, "Miniature people who live in an old country house by borrowing things from the humans are forced to emigrate from their home under the clock."

ISLAND OF THE BLUE DOLPHINS Scott O'Dell, "An Indian girl's incredible endurance and courage enable her to survive eighteen years alone on a Pacific Island."

BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA Katherine Paterson, "The life of a ten-year-old boy in rural Virginia expands when he becomes friends with a newcomer who subsequently meets an untimely death trying to reach their hideway, Terabithia, during a storm."

THE CRICKET IN TIMES SQUARE George Selden, "Transported from Connecticut to New York in a picnic basket, Chester, a musical cricket, helps to save the Bellinis' newsstand."

THE GOOD MASTER Kate Seredy, "Only the Good Master of the ranch, who has a way with wild things, can teach his spoiled niece from Budapest gentleness and a respect for her Hungarian heritage."

THE WITCH OF BLACKBIRD POND Elizabeth George Speare, "A teenage girl endangers her own life by sympathizing with and befriending a kind old woman  accused  of  witchcraft  in  Puritan
Connecticut."

DICEY'S SONG Cynthia Voight, "Dicey learns to let go a little and be herself in this sequel to THE HOMECOMING."

CHARLOTTE'S WEB E. B. White, "An ingenious and gentle spider named Charlotte averts the slaughter of her bamyard friend by proving that Wilbur is 'Some Pig'."

LITTLE HOUSE IN THE BIG WOODS Laura Wilder, "Life was full of adventure for Laura and her family in this true story laid in frontier Wisconsin."



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