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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
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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., 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 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...
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by Rowling, J. K
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636 pages ; 21 cm
Topics: Wizards -- Fiction, Magic -- Fiction, Schools -- Fiction, Magic -- Juvenile fiction, Wizards --...
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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...
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 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 Alison Bechdel
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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 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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533 p. : 22 cm
Topics: Méliès, Georges, 1861-1938 -- Juvenile fiction, Méliès, Georges, 1861-1938 -- Fiction,...
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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 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 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 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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"American girl library."
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Topics: Girls, Grooming for girls, Grooming
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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 Toni Morrison
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Topics: African American women -- Fiction, City and town life -- Fiction, Female friendship -- Fiction,...
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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 White, E. B. (Elwyn Brooks), 1899-1985
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184 p. : 21 cm
Topics: Animals -- Fiction, Fantasy
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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 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 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 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 Huygen, Wil; Poortvliet, Rien
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Translation of Leven en werken van de kabouter
Topics: Fairies, Gnomes, Elves
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by Esther Forbes
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Topics: Boston (Mass.) -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Juvenile fiction., United States -- History...
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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 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 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 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 Newman, Lesléa; Kodaira, Machiyo, ill
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Professor Ueno's loyal Akita, Hachiko, waits for him at the train station every afternoon, and even after the professor has a fatal heart attack while at work, Hachiko faithfully continues to await his return until the day the dog dies. Based on a true story; includes an author's note and glossary of Japanese words
Topics: Hachiko (Dog), Akita dog, Dogs
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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 Spinelli, Jerry
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Seventh-grader John "Crash" Coogan has always been comfortable with his tough, aggressive behavior, until his relationship with an unusual Quaker boy and his grandfather's stroke make him consider the meaning of friendship and the importance of family
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Topics: Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction, Friendship -- Juvenile fiction, Family life -- Juvenile fiction
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by Weis, Margaret; Hickman, Tracy; Williams, Michael, 1952 December 17-; Beauvais, Den
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Dragons return to Krynn, spreading destruction. A quest for the legendary Dragonlance forces a group of friends into the unlikely role of heroes
Topics: Fantasy, Fantasy - Series, Fiction, Fiction - Fantasy, Fiction / Fantasy / General, Fantasy -...
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by Furlong, Monica
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"Random House sprinters."
Topic: Witchcraft
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by Burgess, Glyn S. (Glyn Sheridan)
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Translation of: Chanson de Roland
Topics: Roland (Legendary character), Epic poetry, French, Poetry in Old French - Texts
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by Buyea, Rob
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Seven fifth-graders at Snow Hill School in Connecticut relate how their lives are changed for the better by "rookie teacher" Mr. Terupt
Topics: Teacher-student relationships, Interpersonal relations, Teachers, Schools, Families, Family life
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by Newman, Lesléa
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96 pages : 23 cm
Topics: Hachi-kō (Akita dog), 1923-1935 -- Juvenile fiction, Hachiko (Dog) -- Fiction, Hachi-kō (Akita...
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by Woodson, Jacqueline
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133 p. ; 22 cm
Topics: Brothers -- Fiction, Family problems -- Fiction, Orphans -- Fiction, Racially mixed people --...
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Includes index
Topics: Sex instruction for children, Sex instruction for teenagers, Hygiene, Sexual
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251 pages ; 20 cm
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Wizards -- Fiction, Magic -- Fiction, Schools -- Fiction, Magic -- Juvenile fiction, Wizards --...
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by P.D. Eastman
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by Niane, Djibril Tamsir; Chappell, David W., 1940-2004; Jones, Jim, 1953-
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Translated from the french
Topics: History: World, History, Literature - Classics / Criticism, Textbooks, General, Literary Criticism...
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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 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 Silverstein, Shel
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"An Ursula Nordstrom book."
Topic: Circle
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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
Topics: Readers, Picture books
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by Margaret Sutherland
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Topics: Gratitude -- Fiction., Thanksgiving Day -- Fiction.
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by Roald Dahl
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Topics: Witches -- Fiction, Grandmothers -- Fiction
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by Martin, Bill, 1916-2004; Carle, Eric, illustrator
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Topics: Bears, Color, Animals, Stories in rhyme, Puppets, Storytelling
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by Parks, Rosa, 1913-2005; Haskins, James, 1941-2005
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Rose Parks tells of her vital role in the struggle for equality for all Americans
Topics: Parks, Rosa, 1913-2005, African Americans, Civil rights workers, Segregation in transportation
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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 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 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 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 Tony Johnston
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Topics: Mexican Americans -- Juvenile fiction, Mexican Americans -- Fiction, Family life -- California --...
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by Nwapa, Flora, 1931-
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281 p
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by Homer; Fagles, Robert
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Odysseus, King of Ithaca (Mythological character), Epic poetry, Greek
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by Leithold, Louis
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xvi, 1140, pages : 25 cm
Topics: Calculus, Geometry, Analytic, Analyse (wiskunde), Analytische meetkunde, Analysis, Calculus &...
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by Pike, Christopher, 1954-
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First Point Thriller printing, September 2004
Topics: Horror stories, Mystery and detective stories
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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 Lee, Erika, author
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viii, 519 pages : 24 cm
Topics: Asian Americans -- History, Asians -- United States -- History, Racism -- United States -- History,...
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by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
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favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Fairy tales
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by Brian W. Kernighan
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( 1 reviews )
Topic: C (Computer program language)
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by William Zinsser
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Topics: English language -- Rhetoric, Exposition (Rhetoric), Report writing
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by Keats, Ezra Jack
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The adventures of a little boy in the city on a very snowy day
favorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Play, Snow, Snowballs, African Americans, Adventure and adventurers, Children's stories
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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 --...