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10 Books to Take You Places


    Jamberry - Bruce Degen

    A little boy walking in the forest meets a big lovable bear that takes him on a delicious berry-picking adventure in the magical world of Berryland.

    Madeline - Ludwig Bemelmans

    In an old house in Paris that is covered in vines, Miss Clavell lives with her twelve pupils including the brave and mischievous Madeline.
    Strega Nona

    Strega Nona - Tomie dePaola

    When Strega Nona leaves him alone with her magic pasta pot, Big Anthony recites the magic verse, with disastrous results.
    Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

    Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - Judi Barrett

    Life is delicious in the town of Chewandswallow where it rains soup and juice, snows mashed potatoes, and blows storms of hamburgers--until the weather takes a turn for the worse.
    Silent Music: A Story of Baghdad

    Silent Music: A Story of Baghdad - James Rumford

    Like other children living in Baghdad, Ali loves soccer, music and dancing, but most of all, he loves the ancient art of calligraphy.
    Mrs. Harkness and the Panda

    Mrs. Harkness and the Panda - Alicia Potter

    In the 1930s, Mrs. Harkness inherited a seemingly impossible expedition from her explorer husband and defied period conventions to travel up the Yangtze River and into the wilderness to bring back a panda cub.

    Redwoods - Jason Chin

    A young city boy, riding the subway, finds an abandoned book about redwoods, and soon finds himself adventuring through the very forest described in the book.
    My Father's Dragon

    My Father's Dragon - Ruth Stiles Gannett

    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.
    Anna Hibiscus

    Anna Hibiscus - Atinuke

    Anna Hibiscus loves her life in Nigeria where she lives in a wonderful house with her entire family, but she longs to see snow.
    James and the Giant Peach

    James and the Giant Peach - Roald Dahl

    A young boy escapes from two wicked aunts and embarks on a series of adventures with six giant insects he meets inside a giant peach.
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