Realistic Fiction

Welcome to Camden Falls: Main Street, Book 1 (Unabridged)

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Flora and Ruby do not want to move to Camden Falls. But they don't really have a choice - their parents are dead and their grandmother, Min, is taking them in. Min runs a sewing store, Needle & Thread, at the heart of Main Street in Camden Falls. There, Flora and Ruby become friends with Olivia, who likes to organize things, and Nikki, who lives on the wrong side of the tracks.

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860L
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04:22
Welcome to Camden Falls: Main Street, Book 1 (Unabridged)

Here Today (Unabridged)

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In 1963, Eleanor Roosevelt Dingman's mother was crowned the Bosetti Beauty of Spectacle, New York, Ellie's classmates decided she was invisible, and President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.

It was the year Ellie discovered that in trying to keep her life together, she had to let pieces of it go.

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790L
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06:40
Here Today (Unabridged)

'Tis the Season: Main Street, Book 3 (Unabridged)

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Christmas is coming to Camden Falls, and Flora and Ruby don't know how to feel about it. It's their first Christmas without their parents, and the memories are both happy and sad. Luckily, Flora and Ruby are surrounded by people who care about them - from their grandmother, Min, to their friends Olivia and Nikki, who are dealing with problems of their own.

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890L
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05:00
'Tis the Season: Main Street, Book 3 (Unabridged)

The Summer of the Swans (Unabridged)

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Sara's life has always flowed smoothly, like the gliding swans on the lake, until her little brother Charlie disappears. Then Sara is forced to see her life in a whole new way.

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830L
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02:48
The Summer of the Swans (Unabridged)

Ruby Holler (Unabridged)

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"Trouble Twins" Dallas and Florida have been shuffled between foster families and the orphanage all their lives. All they want is a loving place to call home, but they are mistrustful that one exists for the likes of them.

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660L
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05:08
Ruby Holler (Unabridged)

Heartbeat (Unabridged)

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Run run run. That's what twelve-year-old Annie loves to do. When she's barefoot and running, she can hear her heart beating...Thump-THUMP, thump-THUMP.

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520L
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01:29
Heartbeat (Unabridged)

Bloomability (Unabridged)

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"My second life began when I was kidnapped by two complete strangers...."

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850L
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04:45
Bloomability (Unabridged)

Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key (Unabridged)

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Joey Pigza can't sit still. He can't pay attention, he can't follow the rules, and he can't help it -- especially when his meds aren't working. Joey's had problems ever since he was born, problems just like his dad and grandma have.

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970L
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02:59
Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key (Unabridged)

Ramona the Brave (Unabridged)

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Ramona is happy to have a new bedroom all to herself - during the day, at least. It's not as easy to be brave when there might be ghostly, boneless gorillas oozing under the door at night. Then there is the big, mean dog that steals Ramona's shoe on her way to school. Any other first grader might be frightened.

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820L
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02:18
Ramona the Brave (Unabridged)

Ramona's World (Unabridged)

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The Best Year Ever!

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750L
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02:58
Ramona's World (Unabridged)

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