Families

The Penderwicks : a Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy

By Jeanne Birdsall

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While vacationing with their widowed father in the Berkshire Mountains, four lovable sisters, ages four through twelve, share adventures with a local boy, much to the dismay of his snobbish mother. Suggested for ages 8-12.
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Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid

By Megan McDonald

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The shortest kid in the second grade, James Moody, also known as Stink, learns all about the shortest president of the United States, James Madison, when they celebrate Presidents' Day at school. Suggested for readers ages 6-10.

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The Pain and the Great One

By Judy Blume

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A six-year-old (The Pain) and his eight-year-old sister (The Great One) see each other as troublemakers and the best-loved in the family. Suggested for ages 6-10.
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Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

By Judy Blume

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Peter finds his demanding two-year-old brother an ever increasing problem. Suggested for ages 8-12.
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Fudge-a-mania

By Judy Blume

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Pete describes the family vacation in Maine with the Tubmans, highlighted by the antics of his younger brother Fudge. Suggested for ages 8-12.
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Doublefudge

By Judy Blume

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His younger brother's obsession with money and the discovery of long-lost cousins Flora and Fauna provide many embarrassing moments for twelve-year-old Peter. Suggested for ages 8-12.
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El Dia de los Ninos/El Dia de los Libros- Day of the Child/Day of the Book Saturday May 1st, 2010

Bilingual Celebration of Children and Books
Celebrate reading at this festival in honor of Children's Day/Book Day.  Enjoy bilingual stories, music, animal friends, community visitors and much more! Pick up free tickets at the children's desk beginning April 1.
Salem Church Branch: Saturday, May 1, 10:00-12:00

Granville Jones, Commando

By Natalie Honeycutt

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Eight-year-old Granville struggles to accept himself as the shortest kid in the whole third grade while also trying to convince his parents that they don't need a new baby. J Fic Hon
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