The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L.Frank Baum (read online)

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06912X: The Wonderful Wizard of OZ The Wonderful Wizard of OZ

With original illustrations by W.W. Denslow, in their true colors, this edition of The Wizard of Oz brings you all the unforgettable characters from the classic story by L. Frank Baum. The Scarecrow may be sad because his head is stuffed with straw instead of brains, and the Tin Woodman may say he has no heart, but millions of young readers have not been fooled; they know that these creatures are among the wisest and most loving of all the characters in children's literature. And that, doubtless, is one reason why The Wizard of Oz is one of the country's best-loved fairy tales. It is an unusual fairy tale, since there are no bloodcurdling incidents or fearsome morals to be pointed out. It is simply a story of quiet wisdom and gentle humor that generations have remembered with a special feeling of affection. This edition has the whole story of Dorothy's trip to the Emerald City in its original form, including every word and all the striking color plates of the original book first published in 1900. Now many more young readers today an become acquainted with the Cowardly Lion, the beautiful Glinda, the Great and Terrible Oz himself, and all the other immortal creatures living in the land of Oz. Recommended for ages 9 to 12.

449862: Wonderful Wizard of Oz Unabridged Audiobook on CD Wonderful Wizard of Oz Unabridged Audiobook on CD
By Frank Baum & Robin Field / Mission Audio

Join Dorothy and her friends the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion as they trek to the city of Oz to see the wizard and see if he can help Dorothy return home to Kansas. Listeners new to the story and longtime fans will delight to join Dorothy and friends in this timeless tale of the quest for courage, love, and a longing for Home.

Unabridged audio CD; approximately 4 hours; 4 CDs; read by Robin Field.

The True Story of Christopher Columbus by Elbridge S. Brooks (read online)

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19623X: Heroes of History: Christopher Columbus, Across the Ocean Sea Heroes of History: Christopher Columbus, Across the Ocean Sea

Buoyant and determined, and having at last won the support of the king and queen of Spain, Christopher Columbus sailed west from Europe with three ships, confident he would reach the Indies by this new route and find the gold-laden civilization of the great khan.

With consistent historical depth and an engaging narrative style, Heroes of History chronicles the remarkable true stories of fascinating men and women who changed the course of history. Paperback, 190 pages.

006871: Christopher Columbus, DVD Christopher Columbus, DVD
By Vision Video

In this classic 1949 color production, Frederic March gives an outstanding performance as Christopher Columbus, the world's most daring explorer! Kids and parents will be fascinated by the way this courageous man defied the doubters; battled mutiny, exhaustion, and desperation during 71 grueling days at sea; landed in a tropical paradise later christened San Salvador; and returned to Spain a hero. Approx. 104 minutes.

A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett (read online)

27276: A Little Princess,  Classics for Young Readers A Little Princess, Classics for Young Readers

Sara Crewe, a wealthy young student at a London boarding school, suddenly finds herself at the mercy of the cruel schoolmistress after tragedy strikes. Overwhelmed by terrible trials, Sara must find the strength to survive. She discovers, in the midst of her struggles, that, "Whatever comes...cannot alter one thing. If I am a princess in rags and tatters, I can be a princess inside." Sara's story is one of perseverance, bravery, generosity, and imagination. Frances Hodgson Burnett provides readers with a vivid illustration of the biblical principle that true worth is a matter of the heart. Sara is a giver, with both open hands and an open heart. Recommended for ages 9 to 13.

Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett (read online)

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett (read online)

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407845: The Secret Garden, Unabridged The Secret Garden, Unabridged

In this beloved story, travel with Mary Lennox, a spoiled and sullen orphan, from colonial India to Misselthwaite Manor, a forbidding estate on the Yorkshire moors. There, in the unlikeliest of places, Mary discovers and helps restore an abandoned garden and, in the process, blossoms herself into a creature of loving kindness.

Mary's transformation begins when she meets a no-nonsense housekeeper, a brusque gardener, and a sprightly robin that leads her to the hidden garden. With the help of Dickon, a boy with an almost supernatural affinity for animals and plants, and Colin, her frail cousin, Mary works in secret to bring new life to the old garden. The three friends find their efforts rewarded not only with all the pleasure that blooming blossoms bring, but also the blessings of good health and high spirits.

Since its initial appearance in 1911, this cherished classic of children's literature by the auto of A Little Princess has enchanted readers. Now available in the unabridged edition, The Secret Garden will continue to charm modern readers of all ages. Recommended especially for ages 9 and up.

108442: The Secret Garden, Unabridged Audiobook on CD with eBook The Secret Garden, Unabridged Audiobook on CD with eBook
By Frances Hodgson Burnett / Tantor Media Inc.

When Mary Lennox's parents die from cholera in India, the spoiled orphan is transplanted to her uncle's 600-year-old gloomy and secretive estate in England. She is certain that she is destined for misery at Misselthwaite Manor. When Mary meets the old groundskeeper, he is the first to tell her what he thinks of her: "We was wove out of th' same cloth. We're neither of us good lookin' an' we're both of us as sour as we look. We've got the same nasty tempers, both of us, I'll warrant."

However, Mary soon discovers an arched doorway into an overgrown garden that has been locked shut since the death of her aunt ten years earlier. Fate grants Mary access to the secret garden and she begins transforming it into a thing of beauty---unaware that she, too, is changing.

Unabridged. 7 MP-CD. Narrated by Josephine Bailey.

370627: The Secret Garden, Novel Units Teacher"s Guide, Grades 5-6 The Secret Garden, Novel Units Teacher's Guide, Grades 5-6
By Frances Hodgson Burnett / ECS Learning Systems

This teacher's guide for Frances Hodgson Burnett's "The Secret Garden" accompanies the Novel Unit Series Student Packet.

Including a number of teacher's helps, exercises, discussion questions, assessment tools, graphic organizers, writing and art ideas, critical thinking challenges, extension activities, glossary and more, this book is a convenient guide to facilitating discussion. Background information includes a summary, information about the author, and ideas for initiating activity; the discussion questions follow the chapters in the book. Page numbers are included, which reference the edition quoted in the front cover. [Harper Trophy Paperback Edition]. Please note that the student packet includes the answers to the student book, not this teacher's edition. 39 pages, softcover. Intended for use with grades 5-6.


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Aesop Aesop's Fables

Alcott, Louisa May Little Women

Andersen, Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales

Anderson, Victor Tom Swift and His Motor Boat

Anonymous Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp

Barrie, J.M. Peter Pan

Baum, L.Frank The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Brooks, Elbridge S. The True Story of Christopher Columbus

Burnett, Frances Hodgson A Little Princess

Little Lord Fauntleroy

The Secret Garden

Carroll, Lewis Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Through the Looking Glass

The Hunting of the Snark

Collodi Pinocchio, the Tale of a Puppet

DeFoe, Daniel Robinson Crusoe

Dickens, Charles A Christmas Carol

David Copperfield

Dodge, Mary Mapes Hans Brinker, The Silver Skates

Douglass, Frederick The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Eliot, George Silas Marner

Grahame, Kenneth The Wind in the Willows

Grey, Zane Riders of the Purple Sage

Grimm Brothers Grimm's Fairy Tales

Harris, Joel Chandler Uncle Remus and Brer Rabbit

Hawthorne, Nathaniel The Scarlet Letter

Headland, Isaac Taylor The Chinese Boy and Girl

O Henry The Four Million, short stories

Hope, Laura Lee The Bobbsey Twins at Home

Irving, Washington The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Kipling, Rudyard The Jungle Book

Linderman, Frank B. Indian Why Stories

Lofting, Hugh The Story of Dr. Doolittle

London, Jack The Call of the Wild

White Fang

Loon, Hendrik Van The Story of Mankind

Montgomery, Lucy Maud Anne of Green Gables

McGuffey, William The New McGuffey Fourth Reader

McLaughlin, Marie L. Myths and Legends of the Sioux

Mulock (Maria Dinah Craik) The Little Lame Prince

Nesbit, E. The Enchanted Castle

Nicolay, Helen The Boys' Life of Abraham Lincoln

Perkins, Lucy Fitch The Belgian Twins

Poe, Edgar Allen The Raven

The Tell-Tale Heart

Porter, Eleanor H. Pollyanna

Potter, Beatrix The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Pyle, Howard The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

Sewell, Anna Black Beauty, the Autobiography of a Horse

Shakespeare, William Romeo and Juliet

Shaw, George Bernard Pygmalion

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Steedman, Amy Stories of the Italian Painters

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Tarkington, Booth Penrod

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Twain, Mark The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Verne, Jules Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

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Washington, Booker T. Up From Slavery

Webster, Jean Daddy Long Legs

Wells, H.G. The War of the Worlds

Wiggin, Kate Douglas The Arabian Nights

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

Wilde, Oscar The Happy Prince

A House of Pomegranates

Williams, Margery The Velveteen Rabbit

Wyss, Johann David The Swiss Family Robinson

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