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Click on the links below to find out if these books are available at your local County Library. If not, place them on hold, and they'll be delivered to your Library where you can pick them up.

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by Tony Abbott
A middle school boy’s life is changed when Jessica, a girl receiving burn treatments, starts attending his school. Grades 4-8
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by Andrea Beaty
Twelve-year-old Lily hasn’t talked since her brother died two years earlier, and she is hiding a secret about what happened. Grades 4-7
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by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Sara Crewe is left in poverty when her father dies, but is rescued by a mysterious benefactor. Grades 3+
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by Leslie Connor
Addie learns to fend for herself when her mother leaves her in a small trailer by the railroad tracks. Grades 6-8
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by John Reynolds Gardiner
In spite of tremendous odds, Willie and his dog are determined to win a dog sled race and the prize money. Grades 3-5
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by Patricia Reilly Giff
Hollis remembers her previous happy life with a foster family as she struggles to stay and take care of an elderly artist. Grades 4-8
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by Fred Gipson
Travis is faced with a tough decision when he takes over the family farm. Grades 7-9
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by John Grogan
A heartwarming true story about a Labrador Retriever named Marley and his life spent with the family he loves. Grades 3-7
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by Marian Hale
Sadie and her family leave drought-stricken Missouri and arrive in Texas to find that even the children must work to make ends meet. Grades 5-8
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by Kevin Henkes
Martha visits her grandmother over the summer and learns about life and family and friends. Grades 5+
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by Kevin Henkes
Still mourning the death of their mother, three brothers go with their father on an extended sailing trip off the Florida Keys and have a harrowing adventure at sea. Grades 6-10
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by Amy Hest
After her mother’s death, Annie receives a special scrapbook made by her mother’s former students. Grades 3-7
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by Valerie Hobbs
Toby, a young cancer patient, learns about life and death from an elderly poet and her cow. Grades 5-7
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by Marthe Jocelyn
When her beloved sister, Claire, steps in front of a car and winds up in a coma, Nat's anticipated summer is transformed into a nightmare of doctors, hospitals, and well-meaning neighbors. Grades 8-10
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by Kimberly Jones
Lise spends the summer on an island in Maine with her self-reliant mother and her oddly mute, but bright brother and encounters a hurricane. Grades 5-8
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by Cynthia Kadohata
Two sisters grow up together in rural Georgia and their family despairs when one sister becomes terminally ill. Grades 5-9
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by Jim Kjelgaard
A champion Irish setter and a trapper’s son share adventures as they grow up together, roaming the wilderness. Grades 5-7
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by Evan Kuhlman
In the wake of his father's sudden death, twelve-year-old Finn feels he is becoming invisible as his hair and skin become whiter by the day, and so he writes and illustrates a book to try to understand what is happening and to hold on to himself and his father. Grades 5-8
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by A. LaFaye
After breaking his leg, Nate can’t help on the farm and feels worse when his father brings home an orphan boy to help. Grades 3-7
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by Cynthia Lord
Catherine longs for a normal life but comes to accept her autistic brother through the help of a paraplegic friend. Grades 4-7
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by Carmela Martino
Rosa is delighted with her mother’s pregnancy until tragedy strikes and her family struggles to deal with the grief. Grades 4-6
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by Lurlene McDaniel
A high school diving champion develops bone cancer in this story told from the points of view of the diver, his best friend, his sister, and his girlfriend. Grades 8-10
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by Lesléa Newman
Hachiko, a loyal Akita, waits for his master at the train station every afternoon, until the day the dog dies. Grades 3-5
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by Sally Nicholls
Sam, who has leukemia, has 3 months to live and writes a book about what he would like to accomplish, how he feels, and things that have happened to him. Grades 4-7
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by K. A. Nuzum
Sam, who has leukemia, has 3 months to live and writes a book about what he would like to accomplish, how he feels, and things that have happened to him. Grades 4-7
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by Katherine Paterson
Jess’s life changes when he tries to reach a secret hideaway, Terabithia, during a storm. Grades 5+
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by Katherine Paterson
Angel’s mother leaves her and her younger brother with their frail great-grandmother. Grades 5-8
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by W. R. Philbrick
Learning disabled Max, and his physically challenged friend, Freak, team up to together. Grades 6-9
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by Patricia Polacco
Two boys, soldiers in the Civil War, meet and care for each. Grades 4+
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by Wilson Rawls
A boy wins his heart’s desire when he has the chance to train two coon-hound pups for the annual coon-hunt contest. Grades 4+
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by Ginny Rorby
A hearing impaired young girl widens her world with the friendship of a neighbor and his chimp, but the chimp’s life is threatened when the neighbor dies. Grades 5+
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by Pam Munoz Ryan
Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their life of wealth in Mexico and join the labor camps in California during the Great Depression. Grades 6+
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by Anna Sewell
A horse in nineteenth-century England tells his story about his experiences with both good and bad masters. Grades 4 -8
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by Shel Silverstein
A young boy grows to manhood while experiencing the generosity of a tree which gives and asks nothing in return. Grades 1-3
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by Meg Tilly
Jack Cooper ends up being in charge of her siblings when her mother leaves them with their great-grandmother in a small town. Grades 5-8
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by Ruth Wallace-Brodeur
After her older brother Scott is killed in a drunken driving accident, Tessa is forced to reach out to the world. Grades 4-6
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by Gloria Whelan
Thirteen-year-old Koly enters into an ill-fated marriage and must decide if she should stay with tradition or find her own way. Grades 5-8
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by Debbie Wiles
Heart-wrenching events begin when 10-year-old Comfort’s beloved great-uncle, Edisto, suddenly dies. Grades 4-6
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by Carol Lynch Williams
Heart-wrenching events begin when 10-year-old Comfort’s beloved great-uncle, Edisto, suddenly dies. Grades 4-6
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by Vera Williams
A series of poems tell how two sisters help each other when their mother is working and their father is in jail. Grades 2-4
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by Elizabeth Winthrop
Grace does her best to keep up with her studies and to work at the cotton mill, but things change when a reporter shows up in town. Grades 3-7