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Boston Public Library Jordan Collection

Alice Jordan was the first Supervisor of Children’s Services in the Boston Public Library. Historic, contemporary, and international titles are included with the complete works of authors and illustrators represented as well as various editions of fairy tales and old and new classics. The collection contains picture books, fiction, non-fiction, toy and moveable books from the infant to the teen level from the 19th century to the present day. Foreign language material from 80 countries is represe...



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by Rowling, J. K., author
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759 pages : 24 cm
Topics: Potter, Harry (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction, Granger, Hermione (Fictitious character)...
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xliv, 947 pages ; 26 cm
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Topics: Troubles mentaux -- diagnostic, Troubles mentaux -- classification, Klassifikation,...
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by Rowling, J. K
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xvi, 759 pages : 20 cm
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Topics: Potter, Harry (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction, Granger, Hermione (Fictitious character)...
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by Rowling, J. K
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favorite 14

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636 pages ; 21 cm
Topics: Wizards -- Fiction, Magic -- Fiction, Schools -- Fiction, Magic -- Juvenile fiction, Wizards --...
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by Francis, Dorothy Brenner; Oughton, Taylor, 1925-
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Unhappy since her father's remarriage, Kathy's life changes when a valuable foal becomes lost on the prairie during a storm
Topic: Horses
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by Hinds, Gareth, 1971-; Homer. Odyssey
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Retells, in graphic novel format, Homer's epic tale of Odysseus, the ancient Greek hero who encounters witches and other obstacles on his journey home after fighting in the Trojan War
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Topics: Children's Books -- Literature -- Classics by Age, Children's Books -- Literature -- Science...
Internet Archive Books
by Joan Bauer
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Topics: Diners (Restaurants) -- Juvenile fiction, Politics, Practical -- Juvenile fiction, Cancer --...
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by Collins, Suzanne
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374 p. ; 22 cm
Topics: Survival -- Fiction, Television programs -- Fiction, Interpersonal relations -- Fiction, Contests...
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by Klein, Naomi, 1970-
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xxiii, 502 p. : 24 cm
Topics: Brand name products -- Management, Brand name products -- Valuation -- Management, Commerce
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xlvi, 1263 pages : 29 cm
Topics: Biology, biology, Biologi, biologi, lærebøker, cellebiologi, genetikk, evolusjon, biologisk,...
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by Rowling, J. K., author
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vi, 309 pages : 24 cm
Topics: Potter, Harry (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction, Granger, Hermione (Fictitious character)...
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by Niane, Djibril Tamsir
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xxiv, 96 pages : 20 cm
Topics: Keita, Soundiata, -1255 -- Legends, Keita, Soundiata, -1255, Legends -- Mali, Mandingo (African...
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by Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973
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271, [4] pages : 21 cm
Topics: Middle Earth (Imaginary place) -- Fiction, Fantasy, Middle Earth (Imaginary place), Fantasy fiction
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by Bordwell, David; Thompson, Kristin, 1950-
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"The international edition is not available in North America"--T.p. verso
Topic: Motion pictures
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by Rowling, J. K., author
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ix, 435 pages : 20 cm
Topics: Potter, Harry (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction, Granger, Hermione (Fictitious character)...
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by Alison Bechdel
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favorite 109

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Topics: Cultural Literacy and Humanities, Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade...
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by Toni Morrison
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Topics: African American women -- Fiction, City and town life -- Fiction, Female friendship -- Fiction,...
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251 pages ; 20 cm
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Topics: Wizards -- Fiction, Magic -- Fiction, Schools -- Fiction, Magic -- Juvenile fiction, Wizards --...
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533 p. : 22 cm
Topics: Méliès, Georges, 1861-1938 -- Juvenile fiction, Méliès, Georges, 1861-1938 -- Fiction,...
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by Christopher, John, 1922-
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When a deadly virus kills off most of the world's population, a teenaged boy tries to survive in a seemingly empty England
Topics: Survival, Science fiction
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by Hamilton, Virginia, 1934-2002, author
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246 pages : 21 cm
Topics: African Americans -- Juvenile fiction, Underground Railroad -- Juvenile fiction, Mystery and...
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by Schaefer, Valorie Lee; Bendell, Norm, ill
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favorite 73

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"American girl library."
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Topics: Girls, Grooming for girls, Grooming
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by Huygen, Wil; Poortvliet, Rien
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favorite 94

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Translation of Leven en werken van de kabouter
Topics: Fairies, Gnomes, Elves
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by Clare, Cassandra
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485 pages ; 21 cm
Topics: Horror fiction, Paranormal fiction, Demonology -- Juvenile fiction, Supernatural -- Fiction,...
Source: removedNEL
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by Berger, John
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"Based on the BBC television series with John Berger."
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Topics: Visual perception, Art, Perception visuelle, Schilderkunst, Psychologische aspecten
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by Jacques, Brian; Chalk, Gary
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Prequel to: Redwall
Topics: Redwall Abbey (Imaginary place), Animals, Mice, Fantasy
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by George, Jean Craighead, 1919-2012, author, illustrator
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xii, 177 pages : 21 cm
Topics: Wilderness survival -- Juvenile fiction, Self-reliance -- Juvenile fiction, Mountain life --...
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by McGovern, Ann; DiVito, Anna
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Questions and answers describe the voyage of the Mayflower and the Pilgrim's first year in the New World
Topics: Mayflower (Ship), Pilgrims (New Plymouth Colony), Pilgrims
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by Christopher Paolini
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Topics: Reading Level-Grade 6, Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading...
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by Jones, Diana Wynne
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Eldest of three sisters in a land where it is considered to be a misfortune, Sophie is resigned to her fate as a hat shop apprentice until a witch turns her into an old woman and she finds herself in the castle of the greatly feared wizard Howl
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Topic: Fantasy
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by Yang, Gene Luen; Pien, Lark, ill
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Alternates three interrelated stories about the problems of young Chinese Americans trying to participate in the popular culture. Presented in comic book format
Topics: Graphic novels, Chinese Americans, Identity, Schools, Cartoons and comics
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by MacLachlan, Patricia
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58 p. ; 21 cm
Topics: Witting family (Fictitious characters) -- Fiction, Stepmothers -- Fiction, Frontier and pioneer...
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by Gail Gibbons
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Topics: Thanksgiving Day -- Juvenile literature, Holidays -- Juvenile literature
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by Silverstein, Shel
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"An Ursula Nordstrom book."
Topic: Circle
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by Wiesner, David, author, illustrator
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1 volume (unpaged) : 23 x 29 cm
Topics: Swine -- Juvenile fiction, Caldecott Medal -- 2002, Pigs -- Fiction, Characters in literature --...
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by Katsu, Kokichi, 1802-1850
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-176)
Topics: Katsu, Kokichi, 1802-1850, Samurai, Manners and customs, Samouraïs
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by Kate DiCamillo
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Topics: Dogs -- Fiction., City and town life -- Florida -- Fiction., Florida -- Fiction.
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by Lowry, Lois
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137 p. ; 22 cm
Topics: World War, 1939-1945 -- Denmark -- Juvenile fiction, World War, 1939-1945 -- Denmark -- Fiction,...
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by Roald Dahl
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favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Witches -- Fiction, Grandmothers -- Fiction
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by Brian W. Kernighan
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( 1 reviews )
Topic: C (Computer program language)
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by Drakulic, Slavenka, 1949-
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xvii, 193 pages ; 24 cm
Topics: Women Social conditions, Drakulić, Slavenka, 1949-, Authors, Yugoslav -- Biography, Communism --...
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by Davis, Natalie Zemon, 1928-; Guerre, Martin, fl. 1539-1560; Du Tilh, Arnault, d. 1560
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Tells the story of a sixteenth-century French imposter who convinced a peasant woman and her family that he was her missing husband
Topics: Du Tilh, Arnault, d. 1560, Du Tilh, Arnaud, d. 1560, Trials (Impostors and imposture), Impostors...
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favorite 161

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Topic: World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction
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Includes index
Topics: Sex instruction for children, Sex instruction for teenagers, Hygiene, Sexual
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by Standage, Tom
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-299) and index
Topics: Beverages, Drinking of alcoholic beverages, Tea, Coffee, Cola drinks, Weltgeschichte
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by Bunting, Eve, 1928-; De Groat, Diane, illustrator
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Mr. and Mrs. Moose try to invite a turkey to their Thanksgiving feast
Topics: Thanksgiving Day, Turkeys, Moose
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by Peter Sís
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Topics: Sís, Peter, -- 1949- -- Childhood and youth -- Juvenile literature, Illustrators -- United States...
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by Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973
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352 pages, [1] folded leaf of plates : 23 cm
Topics: Baggins, Frodo -- Fiction, Baggins, Frodo, Middle Earth (Imaginary place) -- Fiction, Fantasy,...
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by Montejo, Victor, 1951-
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85 p. : 26 cm
Topics: Quiché Indians -- Religion -- Juvenile literature, Quiché mythology -- Juvenile literature,...
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by Michael Ende
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Topic: Fantasy.
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by Margaret Sutherland
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Topics: Gratitude -- Fiction., Thanksgiving Day -- Fiction.
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by Martin, Bill, 1916-2004; Archambault, John; Ehlert, Lois, ill
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An alphabet rhyme/chant that relates what happens when the whole alphabet tries to climb a coconut tree
Topics: Alphabet, Stories in rhyme
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by Kincaid, Jamaica
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Episodes from the young life of Annie John, aged 10 to 17, as she grows up on the Caribbean Island of Antigua. This is a magical coming-of-age tale, ripe with the special ambience of its tropical setting and sustained by Annie's far from naive awareness of the world around her. Death, illness, and poverty intrude on the narrator's perceptive sensibility from time to time, but even these experiences instruct her and expand her understanding of life and its shifting reality. Although Annie leaves...
Topics: Mothers and daughters, Teenage girls, Coming of age
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by Cowell, Cressida
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214 pages : 20 cm
favorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Vikings -- Juvenile fiction, Dragons -- Juvenile fiction, Vikings -- Fiction, Dragons -- Fiction,...
Books for People with Print Disabilities
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159 p. : 23 cm
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Topics: Spiegelman, Vladek -- Comic books, strips, etc, Spiegelman, Art -- Comic books, strips, etc,...
Source: removedNEL
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by Wilson Rawls
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Topics: Large type books, Hounds -- Fiction, Dogs -- Fiction, Ozark Mountains -- Fiction
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by Lucas, George, 1944- Star wars; Glut, Donald F. Empire strikes back; Kahn, James. Return of the Jedi
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"A Del Rey book."
Topics: Fiction, Fiction - Science Fiction, Media Tie-In - General, Science Fiction - Star Wars, Fiction /...
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by Seuss, Dr
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In verse, Sam-I-am tells of the virtues of green eggs and ham
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Topics: Readers, Picture books
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by Jesmyn Ward
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Topics: Cultural Literacy and Humanities, Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade...
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by Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973
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xviii, 1137 pages (7 pages of maps) : 23 cm
Topics: Baggins, Frodo -- Fiction, Baggins, Frodo, Middle Earth (Imaginary place) -- Fiction, Fantasy...
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by Jones, Diana Wynne, author
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212 pages ; 24 cm
Topics: Witches -- Juvenile fiction, Wizards -- Juvenile fiction, Magic -- Juvenile fiction, Fantasy --...
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by Silverstein, Shel
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A young boy grows to manhood and old age experiencing the love and generosity of a tree which gives to him without thought of return
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Topic: Trees
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by Gibson, William, 1948-
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Hugo award book, 1985; Nebula award ; Philip K. Dick award
Topics: Computer hackers, Business intelligence, Information superhighway, Nervous system, Conspiracies
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by Wheatley, Nadia; Rawlins, Donna
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"Originally published in Australia in 1988 by Collins Dove"--P. facing t.p
Topic: Children
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by Lenburg, Jeff
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 562) and index
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Topic: Animated films
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by Nix, Garth
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Sabriel, daughter of the necromancer Abhorsen, must journey into the mysterious and magical Old Kingdom to rescue her father from the Land of the Dead
Topic: Fantasy fiction
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by Tan, Shaun
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Added t.p. in unknown script
Topics: Graphic novels, Stories without words, Emigration and immigration, Immigrants
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by Kadohata, Cynthia, author
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244 pages ; 19 cm
Topics: Sisters -- Juvenile fiction, Friendship -- Juvenile fiction, Japanese Americans -- Juvenile...
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by Markes, Julie
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1 volume (unpaged) : 26 cm
Topics: Thanksgiving Day -- Juvenile fiction, Gratitude -- Juvenile fiction, Stories in rhyme -- Juvenile...
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by William Zinsser
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Topics: English language -- Rhetoric, Exposition (Rhetoric), Report writing
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by Anonymous
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" ... taken from 'White rabbit, ' written by Grace Slick. Copyright 1967, Irving Music, Inc. ..."
Topics: Drug abuse, Diaries
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by Pratchett, Terry
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from Fairies and how to avoid them -- Leaving -- Twoshirts and two noses -- A single-minded lady -- The PLN -- The circle -- The hiver -- The matter of Brian -- The secret land -- Soul and center -- The late bloomer -- Arthur -- The egress -- The witch trials -- Queen of the bees -- A hat full of sky
Topics: Witches, Fairies, Monsters
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by Barbara Haworth-Attard
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Topics: Teenage boys -- Fiction., Homeless teenagers -- Fiction., Street life -- Fiction.
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by Cross, Gillian
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170 p. : 27 cm
Topics: Odysseus, King of Ithaca (Mythological character) -- Juvenile literature, Odysseus, King of Ithaca...
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by Lee, Erika, author
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viii, 519 pages : 24 cm
Topics: Asian Americans -- History, Asians -- United States -- History, Racism -- United States -- History,...