Cover of Rilla of Ingleside

It's 1914 and the world is on the brink of war. But at almost fifteen, Anne and Gilbert's youngest daughter, Rilla, dreams only of her first dance and getting her first kiss from the dashing Kenneth Ford. Soon, however, even far-off Ingleside is engulfed by Europe's raging conflict, as Rilla's brothers Jem and Walter both enlist, and Rilla finds herself caring for an orphaned newborn.    As the conflict spreads, the Blythes wait anxiously for word of their absent sons, and a bad omen leads them...


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Cake by Joyce Magnin

Published 25 December 2012

Children

Wilma Sue is wary of the eccentric sisters, Ruth and Naomi, at her new foster home, but wonders if she might have a true home with them, baking and delivering cakes and tending their chickens, until she is implicated in a series of neighborhood crimes.


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Trophy Kid by Steve Atinsky

Published 1 January 2008

Children


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The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgsen Burnett

Published 15 November 2020

Children


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Alone in London by Hesba Stretton

Published 1 December 1997

Adult

A heartwarming story set in old London about the life of an aging Grandfather caring for his small granddaughter who shows up unexpectedly at his door.


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Austere Academy (3/240) by Lemony Snicket

Published 1 November 2001

Children


Cover of Anne of Green Gables

When the Cathberts adopt an orphan, they aren't prepared for Anne Shirley. But the spunky heroine wins everyone's heart and finds herself a true home at last.  


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Rasmus and the Vagabond by Astrid Lindren

Published 25 March 1960

Children

After running away from an orphanage, nine-year-old Rasmus finds the world a cold and unfriendly place until he meets an extraordinary tramp called "Paradise Oscar." Together they meet more adventure than they ever imagined, solve a mystery, catch the culprits, and find Rasmus a home. Astrid Lindgren, who gave the world Pippi Longstocking, sets this action-packed classic of children's literature in the Swedish countryside before the age of automobiles. This is one book you'll want to read more t...


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In the bleak, forbidding house of her great-aunts, neglected twelve-year-old orphan Maggie hears ghostly voices and finds magic that awakens in her the capacity to love and be loved.


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Baby Bigfoot's Journey Home by Keeley Aramayo

Published 6 October 2020

Children


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Jenny Wren with Cassette(s) by Dawn L Watkins

Published 7 March 2000

Children


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Ivy Pocket is a twelve-year-old maid of no importance, with a very lofty opinion of herself. Dumped in Paris by the Countess Carbunkle, who would rather run away to South America than continue in Ivy's companionship, our young heroine (of sorts) finds herself with no money and no home to go to ... until she is summoned to the bedside of the dying Duchess of Trinity. For the princely sum of GBP500 (enough to buy a carriage, and possibly a monkey), Ivy agrees to courier the Duchess's most precio...


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Joey Loves His Sister by Lois Peterson

Published 12 July 2013

Children


Cover of Terrible Times

In the third instalment of the Eddie Dickens saga, our hero finds himself en route to North America with some of the most disreputable prospectors anyone might have the misfortune to share a berth with . . . only to come face to face with some familiar faces (stuffed animal and human) from his past, and with the Great Gretcha who suffers from serious bouts of sleeping sickness.


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Victorian Quick Reads by Stephanie Baudet

Published 28 September 2017

Children


Cover of Maia of Thebes, 1463 B.C.

A young Egyptian girl, whose brother secretly taught her to read and write, accuses her uncle of stealing grain from the temple and must run away from Thebes to survive.


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Stealing Death by Janet Lee Carey

Published 8 September 2009

Young Adult

After losing his family, except for his younger sister Jilly, and their home in a tragic fire, seventeen-year-old Kipp Corwin, a poor farmer, must wrestle with death itself in order to save Jilly and the woman he loves.


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Lemony Snicket Pessimistic POS by Lemony Snicket

Published November 2004

Children

Dear Wall Enthusiast, If you are looking for some sort of decoration for the walls of your home or cell, you have picked up the wrong item entirely. Not only is this poster book far too heavy to be nailed to a wall, the images it contains are extremely depressing.This book contains nothing but unnecessarily large photographs of distressing moments in the miserable lives of the three Baudelaire siblings. Even if you flip through the book as quickly as possible, you are likely to see images of a b...


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Independence Day by Margaret O'Connor

Published 7 August 2017

Children


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A Stitch in Time by Daphne Kalmar

Published 26 June 2018

Children

Donut is an eleven-year old geography buff who keeps her taxidermied mice hidden in her late mother's hope chest. Her pops passed away, leaving her an orphan. Aunt Agnes has moved in, bringing along her lumpy oatmeal, knitting, and a plan to drag Donut off to Boston forever. Donut stands to lose everything: her friends, her village, her home, the woods, and walks where the memories of her pops are stored up. While Donut dodges the ache of missing her pops, she and her best friend Tiny plan how...