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44 Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith

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All About Sam, Lois Lowry
All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood, Jennifer Senior
All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr 
After Hello, by Lisa Mangum 
And Then There Were None, by Agatha Christie 
The Art of Flying, Judy Hoffman 
As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales From the Making of the Princess Bride, Cary Elwes
The Aviary, by Kathleen O'Dell 

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Babe, the Gallant Pig, Dick King-Smith
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, Amy Chua
A Bear Called Paddington, Michael Bond
Beezus and Ramona, Beverly Cleary
Believing Christ: The Parable of the Bicycle and Other Good News, Stephen E. Robinson 
The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had, Kristin Levine
Betsy-Tacy, Maud Hart Lovelace
Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives, Gretchen Rubin
Beyond the Wood, Michael J. Roueche 
The BFG, Roald Dahl
Blackberry Crumble, Josi S. Kilpack 
The Black Count, Tom Reiss
Blackmoore, Julianne Donaldson
Bomb: the Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon, Steve Sheinkin
The Book Thief, Markus Zusak
The Boxcar Children, Gertrude Chandler Warner
Boys Adrift: the Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men, Leonard Sax 
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest For Gold at the 1936 Olympics, Daniel James Brown
Breadcrumbs, Anne Ursu
Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting, Pamela Druckerman
Bringing Up Geeks, MaryBeth Hicks
Brown Girl Dreaming, Jacqueline Woodson 
By the Great Horn Spoon, Sid Fleischman
By the Shores of Silver Lake, Laura Ingalls Wilder

C
Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink
Calamity Jack, Shannon Hale 
Calm and Compassionate Children, Susan Usha Dermond
Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins 
The Center of Everything, Linda Urban 
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl
Charlotte's Web, E.B. White
The Children Act, Ian McEwan
The Chocolate Touch, Patrick Skene Catling 
The Chosen, Chaim Potok 
Clover's Luck, Kallie George
Code Name Verity, Elizabeth Wein 
The Continuous Atonement, Brad Wilcox 
A Corner of White, Jaclyn Moriarty 
The Cricket in Times Square, George Selden 
Crossing to Safety, Wallace Stegner
The Crossover, Kwame Alexander

D
Dad is Fat, Jim Gaffigan
Dancing on Broken Glass, Ka Hancock
Dangerous, Shannon Hale
Danny the Champion of the World, Roald Dahl
Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead, Brene Brown
Dead End in Norvelt, Jack Gantos
Design Mom: How to Live With Kids: A Room-by-Room Guide, Gabrielle Stanley Blair
Dinner: A Love Story, Jenny Rosenstrach 
A Dog Named Christmas, Greg Kincaid
Dory and the Real True Friend, Abby Hanlon
Dory Fantasmagory, Abby Hanlon 

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East of Eden, John Steinbeck
Edenbrooke, Julianne Donaldson
The Education of Little Tree, Forrest Carter
El Deafo, Cece Bell
Emily Climbs, L.M. Montgomery
Emily of New Moon, L.M. Montgomery 
Emily's Quest, L.M. Montgomery
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage, Alfred Lansing 
Encyclopedia Brown by Donald J. Sobol
Enna Burning, Shannon Hale
The Enormous Egg, Oliver Butterworth 
Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein
The Evelyn Woon Seven-Day Speed Reading and Learning Program, Stanley D. Frank 
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, Jacqueline Kelly

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Fantastic Mr. Fox, Roald Dahl
Fire in the Bones, S. Michael Wilcox
The First Four Years, Laura Ingalls Wilder
Flora and Ulysses, Kate DiCamillo
The Forgotten Garden, Kate Morton 
Free Range Learning: How Homeschooling Changes Everything, Laura Grace Weldon
Forest Born, Shannon Hale 
Fortunately, the Milk, Neil Gaiman
Funny in Farsi, Firoozah Dumas

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Garlic and Sapphires, by Ruth Reichl
A Girl Named Zippy: Growing Up Small in Mooreland, Indiana, Haven Kimmel 
Ginger Pye, Eleanor Estes
Girls on the Edge: The Four Factors Driving the New Crisis for Girls by Leonard Sax
The Girl Who Chased the Moon, by Sarah Addison Allen
The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls
Gone With the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell (first half)
Gone With the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell (second half)  
The Goose Girl, by Shannon Hale
The Grand Sophy, by Georgette Heyer 
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Greenglass House, by Kate Milford

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Half Broke Horses, Jeannette Walls 
Half Magic, Edward Eager 
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, J.K. Rowling
Happier at Home, Gretchen Rubin
The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin 
Hazardous Tales: One Dead Spy, Nathan Hale
Heart of a Samurai, Margi Preus 
A Heart Revealed by Josi S. Kilpack 
Heaven is Here, Stephanie Nielson
The Help, Kathryn Stockett 
Henry and Beezus, Beverly Cleary
Henry and Ribsy, Beverly Cleary 
Henry and the Clubhouse, Beverly Cleary
Henry and the Paper Route, Beverly Cleary 
Henry Huggins, Beverly Cleary
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes From My Kitchen Table, Molly Wizenberg 
Homer Price, Robert McCloskey 
Honey For a Child's Heart: The Imaginative Use of Books in Family Life, Gladys Hunt
The Horse and His Boy, C.S. Lewis
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Jamie Ford
How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character, Paul Tough
How to Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons
The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins 
The Husband's Secret, Liane Moriarty

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I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban, Malala Yousafzai
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot 
Ina May's Guide to Childbirth, Ina May Gaskin 
In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto, Michael Pollan 
Into the Minds of Babes, Lisa Guernsey
The Invisible Girls, Sarah Thebarge
It's All Too Much: An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life With Less Stuff, Peter Walsh

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Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte
Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher, Bruce Coville
Just So Stories, Rudyard Kipling
A Joyful Mother of Children: the Magic and Mayhem of Motherhood, Linda Eyre  
Joy in the Morning, Betty Smith

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Keturah and Lord Death, Martine Leavitt
The Killer Angels, Michael Shaara

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The Last Battle, C.S. Lewis
Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder, Richard Louv
The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles, Julie Andrews Edwards
Learning All the Time, John Holt 
The Little Leftover Witch, Florence Laughlin
Lessons From Madame Chic: 20 Stylish Secrets I Learned While Living in Paris, Jennifer L. Scott 
Liar & Spy, Rebecca Stead
Liesl & Po, Lauren Oliver
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Marie Kondo
The Light Between Oceans, M.L. Stedman
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, C.S. Lewis
Little Town on the Prairie, Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Long Winter, Laura Ingalls Wilder
Lost December, Richard Paul Evans 
Love Walked In, Marisa de los Santos

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The Magician's Nephew C.S. Lewis 
The Mansion, Henry Van Dyke 
The Man Who Invented Christmas, Les Standiford 
Me Before You, Jojo Moyes 
Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis
Middlemarch, George Eliot 
A Mind at a Time, Mel Levine 
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, Kate DiCamillo 
Miss Pettigrew Lives For a Day, Winifred Watson
Mister Pip, Lloyd Jones
Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins 
Morality for Beautiful Girls, Alexander McCall Smith
Mostly Monty, Johanna Hurwitz
MotherStyles: Using Personality Type to Discover Your Parenting Strengths, Janet P. Penley 
A Mouse Called Wolf, Dick King-Smith
Mr. and Mrs. Bunny--Detectives Extraordinaire, Polly Horvath
Mr. Popper's Penguins, Richard and Florence Atwater 
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, Betty MacDonald
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's Magic, Betty MacDonald 
My Lucky Life In and Out of Show Business, Dick Van Dyke

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Nancy and Plum, Betty MacDonald
Navigating Early, Clare Vanderpool 
Necessary Lies, Diane Chamberlain
The Nightingale, Kristin Hannah 
Nine Coaches Waiting, Mary Stewart 
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Alexander McCall Smith 
Notes From a Blue Bike: The Art of Living Intentionally in a Chaotic World, Tsh Oxenreider
Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea, Barbara Demick
NurtureShock, Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman

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Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens
The One and Only Ivan, Katherine Applegate 
The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog, John R. Erickson 
Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell 
Out of My Mind, Sharon M. Draper
Out of the Dust, by Karen Hesse 

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Palace of Stone, Shannon Hale
The Paris Wife, Paula McLain 
Peace Like a River, Leif Enger 
The Penderwicks at Point Mouette, Jeanne Birdsall
The Penderwicks in Spring, Jeanne Birdsall
Persuasion, Jane Austen
Peter and the Shadow Thieves, Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
Peter and the Starcatchers, Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier
The Phantom Tollbooth, Norton Juster
Pippi Longstocking, Astrid Lindgren
Poppy, Avi
Poppy and Rye, Avi
The Power of Everyday Missionaries: The What and How of Sharing the Gospel, Clayton M. Christensen
Princess Academy, Shannon Hale
Princess of Glass, Jessica Day George
Princess of the Midnight Ball, Jessica Day George
Princess of the Silver Woods, Jessica Day George
Primates of Park Avenue, Wednesday Martin 
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio, Terry Ryan 
Pumpkin Roll, Josi S. Kilpack

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Quiet: the Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, Susan Cain
Quinny & Hopper, Adriana Brad Schanen

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Rabbit Hill, Robert Lawson 
Ragweed, Avi
Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child: The Heart of Parenting, John Gottman
Raising a Reader: A Mother's Tale of Desperation and Delight, Jennie Nash 
Ramona and Her Father, Beverly Cleary
Ramona and Her Mother, Beverly Cleary 
Ramona the Brave, Beverly Cleary
Ramona the Pest, Beverly Cleary
Rapunzel's Revenge, Shannon Hale 
Rascal, Sterling North
The Reading Promise: My Father and the Books We Shared, Alice Ozma
The Real Boy, Anne Ursu 
Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier
River Secrets, Shannon Hale
Roller Girl, Victoria Jamieson
Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin, Liesl Shurtliff
Runaway Ralph, Beverly Cleary 

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Safekeeping,  Karen Hesse
The Saturdays, Elizabeth Enright 
ScreamFree Parenting, Hal Edward Runkel
The Secret Garden, Frances Hodges Burnett
The Secret Keeper, Kate Morton 
The Shoemaker's Wife, Adriana Trigiani 
Siblings Without Rivalry, Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
The Silver Chair, C.S. Lewis 
A Snicker of Magic, Natalie Lloyd
The Snow Angel, Glenn Beck
Splendors and Glooms, Laura Amy Schlitz 
Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, Gabrielle Zevin
The Story of the World: Early Modern Times, Susan Wise Bauer 
Strong Mothers, Strong Sons: Lessons Mothers Need to Raise Extraordinary Young Men, Meg Meeker, M.D. 
A Study in Scarlet, Arthur Conan Doyle
The Submission, Amy Waldman
Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow, Jessica Day George 
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie Alan Bradley 

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A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens
Tears of the Giraffe, Alexander McCall Smith
Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World, by Sy Montgomery
Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston
These Happy Golden Years, Laura Ingalls Wilder 
The Thief, by Megan Whalen Turner 
A Thomas Jefferson Education: Teaching a Generation of Leaders For the Twenty-First Century, Oliver DeMille 

To All the Boys I've Loved Before, Jenny Han 
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee 
Toy Dance Party: Being the Further Adventures of a Bossyboots Stingray, A Courageous Buffalo, and a Hopeful Round Someone Called Plastic, Emily Jenkins
Toys Go Out: Being the Adventures of a Knowledgeable Stingray, a Toughy Little Buffalo, and Someone Called Plastic, Emily Jenkins
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith
The Trouble With Chickens, Doreen Cronin 
The Trouble With Magic, Ruth Chew 
Truce, Jim Murphy

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Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption, by Laura Hillenbrand 
Uncle Tom's Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Understood Betsy, by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
The Unrest Cure and Other Stories, Saki
The Unwanteds, by Lisa McMann 

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The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, C.S. Lewis

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Wait Till Next Year, by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Walk Two Moons, Sharon Creech
The Water Castle, Megan Frazer Blakemore 
The Wednesday Wars, Gary D. Schmidt
West of the Moon, Margi Preus
What Alice Forgot, by Liane Moriarty
What the Dog Saw and Other Adventures, by Malcolm Gladwell 
When Breath Becomes Air, Paul Kalanithi
When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, Grace Lin
Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne 
A Winter Dream, Richard Paul Evans
The Witches, by Roald Dahl
The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, Joan Aiken
The Woman in White, by Wilkie Collins
Wonder, by R.J. Palacio 
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum
The World's Strongest Librarian by Josh Hanagarne

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The Year of Billy Miller, by Kevin Henkes 

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