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Year 2008 Top Fiction Picks

American Wife
by Curtis Sittenfeld
On what might become one of the most significant days in her husband’s presidency, Alice Blackwell considers the strange and unlikely path that has led her to the White House–and the repercussions of a life lived, as she puts it, “almost in opposition to itself.” A kind, bookish only child born in the 1940s, Alice learned the virtues of politeness early on from her stolid parents and small Wisconsin hometown. But a tragic accident when she was seventeen shattered her identity and made her understand the fragility of life and the tenuousness of luck.

Book of Lies
by Brad Meltzer
In Chapter Four of the Bible, Cain kills Abel. It is the world's most famous murder. But the Bible is silent about one key detail: the weapon Cain used to kill his brother. That weapon is still lost to history. In 1932, Mitchell Siegel was killed by three gunshots to his chest. While mourning, his son dreamed of a bulletproof man and created the world's greatest hero: Superman. And like Cain's murder weapon, the gun used in this unsolved murder has never been found. Until now.

Classic Books for Older Readers

Location Author Title
J 398.238 AES   Aesop's Fables
J Fiction ALCOTT Alcott, L.M. Little Women
J Fiction ALEXANDER Alexander, L. The Black Cauldron
YA Paperback A Andersen, H.C. Andersen's Fairy Tales
J 398.235 PHI   The Arabian Nights
J Fiction ATWATER Atwater, Richard Mr. Popper's Penguins
J Paperback B Babbitt, N. Tuck Everlasting
J Fiction BANGOLD Bangold, E. National Velvet
J Fiction BANKS Banks, L.R. The Indian in the Cupboard
J Fiction BARRIE Barrie, J.M. Peter Pan

Adventure Stories

Author Title

For 2nd-4th graders

Kawai, Ritsuko The Adventures of Hamtaro
Wise, William Christopher Mouse: The Tale of a Small Traveler

For 4th-6th graders

Allende, Isabel Kingdom of the Golden Dragon
Alton, Steve The Malifex
Ashby, John Sea Gift
Bledsoe, Lucy Jane The Antarctic Scoop
Bredsdorff, Bodil The Crow-Girl: The Children of Crow Cove
Cadnum, Michael Daughter of the Wind
Crilly, Mark Akiko
Crilly, Mark Billy Clikk: Creatch Battler
Dalton, Annie

Sixth Grade Books

The escape from home by Avi

Egg-drop blues by Jacqueline Turner Banks

The lost years of Merlin by T.A. Barron

The ghost in the mirror by John Bellairs ; completed by Brad Strickland

My brother Sam is dead [by] James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier by Collier, James Lincoln, 1928-

Into the land of the unicorns by Bruce Coville

Walk two moons by Sharon Creech

Third Grade Books

Location Author Title
J Easy Fiction ADLER Adler Cam Jansen Mysteries
J Series B Berenstain Berenstain Bears Big Chapter Books
J Paperback B Blume Fudge-a-Mania
J Paperback B Byars Beans on the Roof
J Paperback C Catling Chocolate Touch
J Easy Fiction CHRISTIAN Christian Sebastian (Super Sleuth) Books
J Paperback C Christopher Dog that Pitched a No-Hitter
J Paperback C Cleary Mouse and the Motorcycle
J Paperback C Cleary Ramona and Henry Books
J Easy Fiction COHEN Cohen

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