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By: Gary Paulsen
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

A LIFE AS EXCITING AS FICTION Gary Paulsen, three-time Newbery Honor author, is no stranger to adventure. He has flown off the back of a dogsled and down a frozen waterfall to near disaster, and waited for a giant bear to seal his fate with one slap of a claw. He has led a team of sled dogs toward the Alaskan Mountain Range in an Iditarod — the grueling, 1,180-mile dogsled race — hallucinating from lack of sleep, but he determined to finish. Here, in vivid …

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By: Gary Paulsen
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Since it was first published in 1987, the story of thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson’s survival following a plane crash has become a modern classic. Stranded in the desolate wilderness, Brian uses his instincts and his hatchet to stay alive for fifty-four harrowing days. This twentieth-anniversary edition of Hatchet contains a new introduction and sidebar commentary by Gary Paulsen, written especially for this volume. Drew Willis’s detailed pen-and-ink illustrations complement the descriptions in the text and add a new dimension to the book. This handsome edition of the Newbery Honor …

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Brian's Return
By: Gary Paulsen
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Level: 14+

For more than a decade, readers and reviewers everywhere have praised Gary Paulsen’s exciting stories about brave Brian Robeson. In the Newbery Honor book Hatchet, 13-year-old Brian was stranded in the Canadian wilderness with only the clothes on his back and a hatchet to help him survive. The River brought 15-year-old Brian back to the wilderness for a government project — where he was left with a wounded partner and a rapid river to navigate. An alternative sequel, Brian’s Winter, posed the question: What if Brian had not been rescued? …

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Top 100 Kids Books

The following list was compiled from an online survey in 2007 conducted by the National Education Association. Parents and teachers will find it useful in selecting quality literature for their children.

Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
Good Night Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
I Love You Forever by Robert N. Munsch
Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
Oh! The …