Teenagers' Den

The Dream Factory, Nurit Karlin, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

The Dream Factory, Nurit Karlin, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
This is the story of a little sheep who doesn't like to go to bed at night and changes her mind after a visit to the Dream Factory.

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Edenbrooke, Julianne Donaldson, Shadow Mountain.

Edenbrooke, Julianne Donaldson, Shadow Mountain.
Marianne Daventry will do anything to escape the boredom of Bath and the amorous attentions of an unwanted suitor. So when an invitation arrives from her twin sister, Cecily, to join her at a sprawling country estate, she jumps at the chance. Thinking she'll be able to relax and enjoy her beloved...

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The Jolly Postman, Allan Ahlberg, LB Kids.

The Jolly Postman, Allan Ahlberg, LB Kids.
This gorgeously illustrated, full-color classic celebrates a time before email by depicting amusing correspondence between fairy tale and Mother Goose characters. Open this book, take out the letters, and discover what favorite characters would write to each other--and reimagine best-loved tales...

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Tuesday, David Wiesner, Clarion Books.

Tuesday, David Wiesner, Clarion Books.
Kids will love its lighthearted, meticulously imagined, fun-without-a-moral fantasy.

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Pinkalicious, Victoria Kann, HarperCollins.

Pinkalicious, Victoria Kann, HarperCollins.
The author's snappy prose is filled with subtle puns and jokes to keep astute readers chuckling.

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Rain Makes Applesauce, Julian Scheer, Pages Very Worn.

Rain Makes Applesauce, Julian Scheer, Pages Very Worn.
This is a book of silly talk. It doesn't pretend to be anything else. The author and artist speak to children in a special way. The fanciful nonsense and marvelously intricate pictures are full of sly subtleties and happy surprises for both eye and ear. It is a book of absurd delights, of...

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The Truth About Forever, Sarah Dessen, Speak.

The Truth About Forever, Sarah Dessen, Speak.
This is the first book I've read by this author. Admittedly, it started a little slow. Though the two main characters are teenagers, their friendship is based on truth and trust, and their feelings are human on all levels, regardless of age. The book addresses the struggle with grief, sadness,...

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The Eagle of the Ninth, Rosemary Sutcliff, Farrar Straus Giroux.

The Eagle of the Ninth, Rosemary Sutcliff, Farrar Straus Giroux.
In A.D. 119 the Ninth Roman Legion marched north into the wilds of Britain beyond Agricola's Wall and disappeared without a trace. Fifteen years later, Marcus Flavius Aquila, the son of the unit's commander, embarks on a quest to recovers the lost eagle standard on the Ninth, symbol of a legion's-...

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Flipped, Wendelin Van Draanen, Knopf.

Flipped, Wendelin Van Draanen, Knopf.
Flipped is a coming of age story told from the point of view of two characters - Julie and Bryce, who live across the street from each other. Julie is fun and crazy and annoying to Bryce, who thinks he's way too cool. 

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Frog and Toad Are Friends, Arnold Lobel, HarperCollins.

Frog and Toad Are Friends, Arnold Lobel, HarperCollins.
From the first enchanting story to the last, these five adventures of two best friends are packed with excitement, gaiety, and tender affection. Children will find this book delightful to read and beautiful to look at, either story by story, or from cover to cover.

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