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A dog whose beloved owner has died and an orphaned ten-year-old girl find each other while enduring poverty and homelessness in early-twentieth-century Boston.


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WEREWOLVES & WITCHES & MONSTERS! OH MY! Red Riding Hood speeds into Wayward Woods on her motorcycle, hoping to find her granny and unlock the secrets of her forgotten past. She soon learns that she has magical werewolf super powers and must rise up to become the legendary Alpha Huntress. With bad-boy heartthrob Wolfgang Helheim by her side, Red will lead a squad of young heroes with magical powers of their own against an army of evil werewolves and mystical monsters of every kind.


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Halinka by Mirjam Pressler

Published 15 October 1998

Children

While living in a home for emotionally disturbed girls in Germany just after World War II, twelve-year-old Halinka carefully hides her thoughts, feelings, and even her hopes.



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Heidi (Heidi, #1) by Johanna Spyri

Published 1 January 1900

Children

Orphaned Heidi lives with her gruff but caring grandfather on the side of Swiss mountain, where she befriends young Peter the goat-herd. She leads an idyllic life, until she is forced to leave the mountain she has always known to go and live with a sickly girl in the city. Will Heidi ever see her grandfather again? A classic tale of a young girl's coming-of-age, of friendship, and familial love, Heidi has inspired countless dramatic versions, both on TV and in film, including Shirley Temple's fa...


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Aly-Oop by Debra R Barry

Published 30 September 2010

Children


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Alligator Sue by Sharon Arms Doucet

Published 6 August 2003

Children

After being separated from her parents by a hurricane on the bayou, a young girl is raised by an alligator and later must discover who she really is.


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A Long Walk to Water by Mrs Linda Sue Park and Ginger Knowlton

Published 1 January 2010

Children

When the Sudanese civil war reaches his village in 1985, eleven-year-old Salva becomes separated from his family and must walk with other Dinka tribe members through southern Sudan, Ethiopia, and Kenya in search of safe haven. Based on the life of Salva Dut, who, after emigrating to America in 1996, began a project to dig water wells in Sudan.



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The Garbage King by Elizabeth Laird

Published 1 September 2003

Adult

Inspired by the true story of an African childhood lived on the edge of destitution, award-winning Elizabeth Laird's The Garbage King takes readers on an unforgettable emotional journey. When Mamo's mother dies, he is abandoned in the shanties of Addis Ababa. Stolen by a child-trafficker and sold to a farmer, he is cruelly treated. Escaping back to the city, he meets another, very different runaway. Dani is rich, educated - and fleeing his tyrannical father. Together they join a gang of homele...


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Anne, an eleven-year-old orphan, is sent by mistake to live with a lonely, middle-aged brother and sister on a Prince Edward Island farm and proceeds to make an indelible impression on everyone around her.




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Home by Brenda Kearns

Published 7 December 2014

Children



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I Am Child Z by Diana Ranger

Published 12 July 2013

Children


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Havoc! (Jinxed) by Rebecca McRitchie

Published 1 September 2020

Children

From the talented author of Whimsy & Woe comes a series about Cora Bell, who is magical - but could she also be a Havoc? When magic darkens ... Cora Bell has discovered she is full of magic. But without her protection bracelet, she is struggling to hold onto all the powers she has gained, especially the dark magic she took from the warlock, Archibald Drake. When Cora begins to have nightmares and visions, and unusual cracks appear on her skin, it is a race against time for Cora and her fairy f...


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Will's Choice #02 by Joan Lowery Nixon

Published 7 September 1999

Children


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Ersatz Elevator (3/240) by Lemony Snicket

Published 1 March 2002

Children


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"Max Segrado and the S.P.I.E.S. are on a mission to steal a powerful mind control device and to keep the Merry Sunshine Orphanage from closing"-- Max Segrado and the S.P.I.E.S. are on a mission to steal a powerful mind control device and to keep the Merry Sunshine Orphanage from closing. The plot contains mild profanity and violence. Book #2