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  • Journey to the Center of the Earth

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    Journey to the Center of the Earth

    Source: KidsRead2Kids

    Author: Jules Verne

    Ages: 10

    Genre: Not available

    Theme(s): Challenges and Overcoming Obstacles, Survival

    Axel and his uncle find a note that describes a path to Earth’s center. The men climb deep inside a volcano and discover amazing wonders.

    Parent Guide: Not available

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  • The Tooth read by Annette Bening

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    The Tooth read by Annette Bening

    Source: Storyline Online

    Author: Not available

    Ages: 6,7,8,9,10

    Genre: Not available

    Theme(s): Compassion, kindness

    Marissa loves candy—maybe too much. When she wakes up with a toothache, her mother takes her to the dentist, and on the way, Marissa notices a man sitting on a grate on the sidewalk to keep warm.

    Parent Guide: Not available

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  • How I Learned Geography read by Ed O’Neill

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    How I Learned Geography read by Ed O’Neill

    Source: Storyline Online

    Author: Not available

    Ages: 7,8,9,10

    Genre: Not available

    Theme(s): Cleverness, Creativity and Imagination, Geography and Map Skills, World War II

    Having fled from war in their troubled homeland, a boy and his family are living in poverty in a strange country. Food is scarce, so when the boy’s father brings home a map instead of bread for supper, at first the boy is furious but he eventually comes to realize that the map feeds him in a way that bread never could.

    Parent Guide: https://www.storylineonline.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/HowILearnedGeography_ActivityGuide.pdf

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  • The Adventures of Pinocchio

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    The Adventures of Pinocchio

    Source: KidsRead2Kids

    Author: Carlo Collodi

    Ages: 9,10

    Genre: Not available

    Theme(s): Kindness and Compassion, Lonliness, Honesty

    Pinocchio is determined to make good, but his slightly wicked schemes get the better of him time and again. Will he ever realize his dream of becoming a real boy?

    Parent Guide: Not available

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  • Sebastian’s Roller Skates read by Caitlin Wachs

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    Sebastian’s Roller Skates read by Caitlin Wachs

    Source: Storyline Online

    Author: Not available

    Ages: 5,6,7,8

    Genre: Not available

    Theme(s): Acceptance, confidence

    Sebastian didn’t talk very much, even though he had a lot to say. Sebastian was shy. He was very shy. But when he finds a pair of old roller skates in the park, he learns how to do much more than skate.

    Parent Guide: Not available

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  • Please Please the Bees read by Rashida Jones

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    Please Please the Bees read by Rashida Jones

    Source: Storyline Online

    Author: Not available

    Ages: 5,6,7

    Genre: Not available

    Theme(s): Community, Cooperation, Compassion, Gratitude

    Life is sweet for Benedict. Every morning he wakes up to find jars of fresh honey on his back porch. But one day, the jars on Benedict’s porch are empty. The bees in his backyard have gone on strike! They are tired of doing all the work around the hive.

    Parent Guide: https://www.storylineonline.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/PleasePleasetheBees_FamilyActivityGuide.pdf

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  • Jane Eyre

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    Jane Eyre

    Source: KidsRead2Kids

    Author: Charlotte Brontë

    Ages: 9,10

    Genre: Not available

    Theme(s): Kindness and Compassion, Romantic Relationships

    Jane comes from nothing but she desires everything life can offer her. She finds work as a governess in a mysterious mansion and meets the darkly fascinating Mr Rochester.

    Parent Guide: Not available

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  • Hey That’s My Monster read by Lily Tomlin

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    Hey That’s My Monster read by Lily Tomlin

    Source: Storyline Online

    Author: Not available

    Ages: 6,7,8

    Genre: Not available

    Theme(s): Bedtime, Sibilings, Sharing, Fears

    When Ethan looks under the bed for his monster, he finds a note instead. How will Ethan ever get to sleep without his monster’s familiar, comforting snorts? Just when it seems that Ethan will lose his monster forever, an uninvited, tutu-toting little monster full of frightening fun appears.

    Parent Guide: https://www.storylineonline.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/HeyThatsMyMonster_FamilyActivityGuide.pdf

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  • Clark the Shark read by Chris Pine

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    Clark the Shark read by Chris Pine

    Source: Storyline Online

    Author: Not available

    Ages: 6,7,8

    Genre: Not available

    Theme(s): Self-Control, Behavior, Manners, Friendship

    Clark is a shark with zing, bang, and boom. Clark zooms into school, crashes through the classroom, and is rowdy at recess. Clark loves life – but when his enthusiasm is too much for his friends, Clark’s teacher, Mrs. Inkydink, helps him figure out a way to tone it down. Clark the Shark celebrates boisterous enthusiasm – and knowing when it’s time for indoor voices.

    Parent Guide: https://www.storylineonline.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/ClarktheShark_FamilyActivityGuide.pdf

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  • Little Women

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    Little Women

    Source: KidsRead2Kids

    Author: Louisa May Alcott

    Ages: 9,10

    Genre: Not available

    Theme(s): Civil War and Reconstruction, Coming of Age, Siblings

    The endearing March sisters: talented tomboy Jo, pretty Meg, shy Beth, temperamental Amy, grow up in Civil War New England amd blossom from “little women” into adults

    Parent Guide: Not available

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  • Enemy Pie read by Camryn Manheim

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    Enemy Pie read by Camryn Manheim

    Source: Storyline Online

    Author: Not available

    Ages: 6,7,8

    Genre: Not available

    Theme(s): Friendship, Conflict resolution, differences, perspectives, acceptance

    In this funny yet endearing story, one little boy learns an effective recipe for turning a best enemy into a best friend. With charming illustrations that bring to life the difficulties and ultimate rewards of making new friends, Enemy Pie serves up a sweet lesson in friendship.

    Parent Guide: Not available

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  • Thank you, Mr. Falker read by Jane Kaczmarek

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    Thank you, Mr. Falker read by Jane Kaczmarek

    Source: Storyline Online

    Author: Not available

    Ages: 6,7,8,9,10

    Genre: Not available

    Theme(s): relationships, confidence, dyslexia

    Little Trisha is overjoyed at the thought of starting school and learning how to read. But right from the start, when she tries to read, all the letters and numbers just get jumbled up. Then in fifth grade, a new teacher comes. And when he discovers Trisha’s secret — that she still can’t read — he sets out to help her prove to herself that she can.

    Parent Guide: Not available

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  • Oliver Twist

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    Oliver Twist

    Source: KidsRead2Kids

    Author: Charles Dickens

    Ages: 9,10

    Genre: Not available

    Theme(s): Abuse and Neglect, Homelessness and Poverty, Survival, Violence and Crime, Kindness and Compassion

    Orphaned as soon as he is born, Oliver Twist miraculously survives years of neglect, hunger, and violence. On his eighth birthday he is taken to the workhouse, and now his troubles are really about to begin.

    Parent Guide: Not available

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  • Sophie’s Masterpiece read by CCH Pounder

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    Sophie’s Masterpiece read by CCH Pounder

    Source: Storyline Online

    Author: Not available

    Ages: 4,5,6,7

    Genre: Not available

    Theme(s): Acceptance

    Sophie’s no ordinary house spider. She’s an artist. But don’t mention that to the guests at Beekman’s Boardinghouse, because they don’t like spiders, except the woman on the third floor.

    Parent Guide: Not available

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  • Harry the Dirty Dog read by Betty White

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    Harry the Dirty Dog read by Betty White

    Source: Storyline Online

    Author: Not available

    Ages: 6,7,8

    Genre: Not available

    Theme(s): Pets, responsibility, family, adventure

    Harry is a white dog with black spots who absolutely, positively hates to take a bath. When it’s time for his bath, Harry runs away. After a day of adventure, Harry gets so dirty that he no longer looks like a white dog with black spots. Now he looks like a black dog with white spots! When he misses his family and returns home, his family does not recognize him.

    Parent Guide: Not available

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  • Peter Pan

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    Peter Pan

    Source: KidsRead2Kids

    Author: James Matthew Barrie

    Ages: 9,10

    Genre: Not available

    Theme(s): Courage, Bravery, Heroism, Self-esteem and Confidence, Growing Up

    The Darling children don’t know anything about Neverland, until a magical boy named Peter Pan shows up and leads the way.

    Parent Guide: Not available

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  • Guji Guji read by Robert Guillaume

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    Guji Guji read by Robert Guillaume

    Source: Storyline Online

    Author: Not available

    Ages: 5,6,7

    Genre: Not available

    Theme(s): Love, acceptance, individualizism

    Raised from an egg by Mother Duck, Guji Guji is quite content with his life as a duckling, despite the fact that he doesn’t look anything like his brothers. Then one day, he meets up with three creatures who not only convince him that he is, like them, a crocodile, but also try to persuade him to deliver his fat, delicious duck relatives for their dinner!

    Parent Guide: Not available

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  • Carla’s Sandwich read by Allison Janney

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    Carla’s Sandwich read by Allison Janney

    Source: Storyline Online

    Author: Not available

    Ages: 6,7,8

    Genre: Not available

    Theme(s): Tolerance, accepting differences

    Carla’s lunch box is filled with odd delights. To Carla, they are delicious and creative lunches, but her teasing classmates are unconvinced. One day, Buster forgets his lunch. Carla’s spirited nature helps teach her classmates that “unusual” can actually be good.

    Parent Guide: https://www.storylineonline.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/CarlasSandwich_ActivityGuide.pdf

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  • Alice in Wonderland

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    Alice in Wonderland

    Source: KidsRead2Kids

    Author: Lewis Carroll

    Ages: 9,10

    Genre: Not available

    Theme(s): Curiousity, New Experiences, Manners and Conduct

    One summer day, young Alice sees a big white rabbit runs past and pops down a large rabbit hole. Alice can’t help but follow him. She ends up in an extraordinary place called Wonderland.

    Parent Guide: Not available

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  • A Bad Case of Stripes read by Sean Astin

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    A Bad Case of Stripes read by Sean Astin

    Source: Storyline Online

    Author: Not available

    Ages: 6,7,8

    Genre: Not available

    Theme(s): Identity, Indivduality, Peer Pressure, Self-confidence

    Camilla Cream loves Camilla Cream loves lima beans, but she never eats them. Why? Because the other kids at her school don’t like them. And Camilla Cream is very, very worried about what other people think of her. In fact, she is so worried that she’s about to break out in… A Bad Case of Stripes.

    Parent Guide: Not available

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