Reading Buddies Bibliography
Banks, Lynne Reid
A nine-year-old boy receives a plastic Indian, a cupboard, and a little key for his birthday and finds
himself involved in adventure when the Indian comes to life in the cupboard and befriends him. 1980.
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Sixteen-year-old Jenna gets a job driving the elderly owner of a chain of successful shoe stores from
Chicago to Texas to confront the son who is trying to force her to retire, and along the way Jenna
hones her talents as a saleswoman and finds the strength to face her alcoholic father. 1998.
Bishop, Claire Huchet
Twenty school children hide ten Jewish children from the Nazis during the occupation of France
during World War II. 1952.
In a summer of drought, Beanie and the rest of his family make "pretties" out of twisted wood,
acorns and cones to sell to the tourists, and Tough Enough and Sassy get lost when the dog
encounters a wild boar. 1958.
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A twelve-year-old boy named Moose moves to Alcatraz Island in 1935 when guards' families
were housed there, and has to contend with his extraordinary new environment in addition
to life with his autistic sister. 2004.
When he decides to turn his fifth grade teacher's love of the dictionary around on her, clever
Nick Allen invents a new word and begins a chain of events that quickly moves beyond his
Curtis, Christopher Paul
The ordinary interactions and everyday routines of the Watsons, an African American family
living in Flint, Michigan, are drastically changed after they go to visit Grandma in Alabama in
the summer of 1963. 1995.
A young English boy describes his relationship with his father and the special adventure
they share together. 1975.
De Jong, Meindert
Alone in a sampan with his pig and three ducklings, a little Chinese boy is whirled down a
raging river, back to the town from which he and his parents had escaped the invading
Japanese, and spends long and frightening days regaining his family and new home. 1956.
The adventures of Desperaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the princess that
he loves, the servant girl who longs to be a princess, and a devious rat determined to
bring them all to ruin. 2003.
Doyle, Arthur Conan
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A collection of Sherlock Holmes mystery adventures, including "A Scandal in Bohemia,"
The Red-headed League," and "The Adventure of the Speckled Band." 1992.
Gannett, Ruth Stiles
A young boy determines to rescue a poor baby dragon who is being used by a group of lazy
wild animals to ferry them across the river on Wild Island. 1948.
George, Jean Craighead
A young boy relates his adventures during the year he spends living alone in the Catskill Mountains,
including his struggle for survival, his dependence on nature, his animal friends, and his ultimate
realization that he needs human companionship. 1959.
The escapades of four animal friends who live along a river in the English countryside--Toad,
Mole, Rat, and Badger. 1933.
Harry's legacy from his great-uncle, a talking parrot, proves to be a much more exciting gift
than he ever imagined. 1984.
A collie undertakes a 1000-mile journey in order to once again meet her former master at the
Four English schoolchildren find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of
Narnia and assist Aslan, the golden lion, to triumph over the White Witch, who has cursed the
land with eternal winter. 1994.
In this tongue-in-cheek take on classic themes in children's literature, the four Willoughby children
set about to become "deserving orphans" after their neglectful parents embark on a treacherous
around-the-world adventure, leaving them in the care of an odious nanny. 2008.
A brief biography of the woman who disguised herself as a man and joined the Continental Army
during the Revolutionary War. 1975.
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A boy’s memories of the pleasures and perils of life on a Colorado ranch in the early 1900’s. 1962.
Two pet owls join a young boy’s collection of crows, magpies, gophers and a dog and the whole
town erupts in mayhem. 1961.
Napoli, Donna Jo
Having been turned into a frog by a hag, a frog-prince makes the best of his new life as he mates,
raises a family, and instills a new kind of thinking into his frog family. 1992.
Amelia, the maid, takes everything literally and leaves a trail of chuckles and chaos behind. 1963.
In her own words, a young girl describes her feelings about starting kindergarten and what she does
when she decides not to ride the bus home. 1992.
Things get out of hand for a twelve-year-old boy when a neighbor convinces him to expand his
summer lawn mowing business. 2007.
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Twelve-year-old Homer, a poor but clever orphan, has extraordinary adventures after running away
from his evil uncle to rescue his brother, who has been sold into service in the Civil War. 2009.
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Recounts the adventures of a family of mice as they go shopping in the humans' kitchen, discover
useful items in the attic, and celebrate Christmas. 1990.
Humorous episodes from the classroom on the thirtieth floor of Wayside School, which was accidentally
built sideways with one classroom on each story. 1998.
Scott, Jack Denton
Presents the moose, that northern creature which is the “world’s largest living deer.” 1981.
A horse in nineteenth-century England recounts his experiences with both good and bad masters. 1930.
Amos the mouse and Boris the whale have little in common except that they are both mammals and
save each other's lives. 1971.
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A 19th century mechanic suffers a blow to the head and wakes up in King Arthur’s Britain. 1988.
A story of imposter, blackmail and murder in antebellum Missouri. 1966.
Chuck the cat, missing his owner, who has gone off to college, and his best friend, who moved,
explores the neighborhood and meets a big, black dog, Rotten Willy. 1998.
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Wilbur, the pig, is desolate when he discovers that he is destined to be the farmer's Christmas
dinner until his spider friend, Charlotte, decides to help him. 1952.
A mouse with a big voice saves his family from a mouse-trap and a cat, and prevents the household
valuables from being burgled. 1968.
A gift of a toy castle, complete with silver knight, introduces William to an adventure involving
magic and a personal quest. 1985.