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Boy: Tales of Childhood (Unabridged)

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Boy is a funny, insightful and at times macabre glimpse into the early life of Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors. We discover his experiences of the English public school system, the idyllic paradise of summer holidays in Norway, the pleasures (and pains) of the sweetshop, and how it is that he avoided being a Boazer.

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1090L
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03:45
Boy: Tales of Childhood (Unabridged)

Matilda (Unabridged)

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"The Trunchbull" is no match for Matilda! Matilda is a sweet, exceptional young girl, but her parents think she's just a nuisance. She expects school to be different but there she has to face Miss Trunchbull, a kid-hating terror of a headmistress. When Matilda is attacked by the Trunchbull she suddenly discovers she has a remarkable power with which to fight back.

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840L
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04:02
Matilda (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)

Dear Mr. Henshaw (Unabridged)

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Dear Mr. Henshaw,

I wish somebody would stop stealing the good stuff out of my lunchbag. I guess I wish a lot of other things, too. I wish someday Dad and Bandit would pull up in front in the rig ... Dad would yell out of the cab, "Come on, Leigh. Hop in and I'll give you a lift to school."

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910L
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01:45
Dear Mr. Henshaw (Unabridged)

The Chocolate War (Unabridged)

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Jerry Renault ponders the question on the poster in his locker: Do I dare disturb the universe? Refusing to sell chocolates in the annual Trinity school fund-raiser may not seem like a radical thing to do. But when Jerry challenges a secret school society called The Vigils, his defiant act turns into an all-out war. Now the only question is: Who will survive?

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820L
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05:43
The Chocolate War (Unabridged)

Immigrant Kids (Unabridged)

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Many people came to America in the early 1900s looking for jobs, opportunity, and freedom, and a lot of them were kids. But what happened to all these immigrant children after they passed inspection at New York’s Ellis Island - that is, if they passed inspection? Life was not easy for immigrants. Large families lived in small, one-room tenement apartments with failing plumbing and few windows.

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1050L
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00:40
Immigrant Kids (Unabridged)

Max Va a la Escuela (Max Goes to School)

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During his day at school, Max listens to and writes a story, plays on the playground, and eats lunch.

Please note: This title is in English and Spanish.

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Max Va a la Escuela (Max Goes to School)

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (Unabridged)

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National Book Award-winner Sherman Alexie delivers a captivating, semi-autobiographical account of one Spokane Indian's struggle against incredible obstacles.

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600L
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09:43
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (Unabridged)

Frindle (Unabridged)

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He really just likes to liven things up at school -- and he's always had plenty of great ideas. When Nick learns some interesting information about how words are created, suddenly he's got the inspiration for his best plan ever: the frindle. Who says a pen has to be called a pen? Why not call it a frindle? Things begin innocently enough as Nick gets his friends to use the new word.

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830L
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03:21
Frindle (Unabridged)

Cam Jansen and the Mystery Writer Mystery (Unabridged)

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Cam Jansen can't wait to meet her favorite mystery writer, Jim E. Winter, at his book signing during the school book fair. But while Cam is waiting in line, her friend Danny's parents discover that their car is missing! Was it stolen? Luckily for Danny's parents, there are two sleuths on hand to seek out the truth. But which one will solve the case first?

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450L
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00:44
Cam Jansen and the Mystery Writer Mystery (Unabridged)

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