Wish

Don't miss Barbara O'Connor's other middle-grade work—like Wonderland; How to Steal a Dog; Greetings from Nowhere; Fame and Glory in Freedom, Georgia; The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester; and more!

Author: Barbara O'Connor

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 9780374302757

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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Eleven-year-old Charlie Reese has been making the same secret wish every day since fourth grade. She even has a list of all the ways there are to make the wish, such as cutting off the pointed end of a slice of pie and wishing on it as she takes the last bite. But when she is sent to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina to live with family she barely knows, it seems unlikely that her wish will ever come true. That is until she meets Wishbone, a skinny stray dog who captures her heart, and Howard, a neighbor boy who proves surprising in lots of ways. Suddenly Charlie is in serious danger of discovering that what she thought she wanted may not be what she needs at all. From award-winning author Barbara O'Connor comes a middle-grade novel about a girl who, with the help of a true-blue friend, a big-hearted aunt and uncle, and the dog of her dreams, unexpectedly learns the true meaning of family in the least likely of places. This title has Common Core connections.
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The Wish Tree

In winter Charles and his trusty toboggan set out to find the wish tree, and along the way he helps to make the wishes of his friends Squirrel, Fox, and Beaver come true.

Author: Kyo Maclear

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452156866

Category: JUVENILE FICTION

Page: 40

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In winter Charles and his trusty toboggan set out to find the wish tree, and along the way he helps to make the wishes of his friends Squirrel, Fox, and Beaver come true.
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I Wish You More

Whether celebrating life's joyous milestones, sharing words of encouragement, or observing the wonder of everyday moments, this sweet book is for wishers of all ages!

Author: Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452150376

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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The #1 New York Times bestselling children's book Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld have combined their extraordinary talents to create an inspirational book that's full of endless good wishes. Wishes for curiosity and wonder, for friendship and strength, laughter and peace. Whether celebrating life's joyous milestones, sharing words of encouragement, or observing the wonder of everyday moments, this sweet book is for wishers of all ages! I Wish You More is the perfect graduation gift as well as a must-have, uplifting read sure to bring positivity to all who read it.
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Save the Cupcake

Struggling with her parents' divorce and family's financial crisis, Hayley discovers her talent for baking cupcakes at her grandmother's tea shop at the same time her best friend pursues other friendships and the PTA considers banning ...

Author: Lisa Papademetriou

Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks

ISBN: 0545222281

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 231

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Struggling with her parents' divorce and family's financial crisis, Hayley discovers her talent for baking cupcakes at her grandmother's tea shop at the same time her best friend pursues other friendships and the PTA considers banning cupcakes.
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The Wish Book

It's a distinct brand of edginess that readers of Lemon will once again applaud. A lean and muscular collection, The Wish Book marks a new high in this poet's unstoppable career.

Author: Alex Lemon

Publisher: Milkweed Editions

ISBN: 9781571318435

Category: Poetry

Page: 88

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In his first collection since Fancy Beasts, a book that "slice[d] straight through nerve and marrow on its way to the heart and mind of the matter" (Tracy K. Smith), Alex Lemon dazzles us again with his exuberance and candor. Whether in unrestrained descriptions of sensory overload or tender meditations on fatherhood and mortality, Lemon blurs that nebulous line between the personal and the pop-cultural. These poems are full of frenetic energy and images pleasantly, strangely colliding: jigsaws and bathtubs and kung-fu and X-rays. It's a distinct brand of edginess that readers of Lemon will once again applaud. A lean and muscular collection, The Wish Book marks a new high in this poet's unstoppable career.
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Wish

And it's only after thwarted plans and bitter disappointment that their deepest wish miraculously comes true. This "deceptively simple" story celebrates the profound joy of becoming a parent.

Author: Matthew Cordell

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9781484728604

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

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A parent's ode to "anticipatory joy," by Caldecott Award-winner Matthew Cordell. The sweet companion to Dream and Hope. As an elephant couple embarks on their life together, thoughts of children are far away -- at first. But as the desire for a child grows, so do unexpected challenges. And it's only after thwarted plans and bitter disappointment that their deepest wish miraculously comes true. This "deceptively simple" story celebrates the profound joy of becoming a parent.
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Wish

Wish is a touching story about the power of kindess and the magic of friendship with beautiful and emotive illustrations from Chris Saunders. Rabbit has never had a wish before but one day he gets not one, but three!

Author: Chris Saunders

Publisher: words & pictures

ISBN: 9781786033468

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Wish is a touching story about the power of kindess and the magic of friendship with beautiful and emotive illustrations from Chris Saunders. Rabbit has never had a wish before but one day he gets not one, but three! He asks his friends what they would do if they had a wish and, being selfless and kind, Rabbit grants all three wishes to his friends.They are so grateful for his kindness and genorisity they share their wishes with him.
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The Christmas Wish

This is one to pull out every year and savor all winter long! In the merry tradition of classics like The Polar Express, this special picture book captures the holiday spirit.

Author: Lori Evert

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780375981562

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

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Celebrate the season with this New York Times bestselling wintry tale that will have readers of all ages believing in the magic of Christmas. This is one to pull out every year and savor all winter long! In the merry tradition of classics like The Polar Express, this special picture book captures the holiday spirit. This is a timeless classic one to reread every year and savor all winter long! Long ago, a brave little girl named Anja wanted to be one of Santa's elves.So she leaves a note for her family and helps her elderly neighbor prepare for the holiday, then she straps on her skis, and heads out into the snowy landscape. From a red bird to a polar bear to a reindeer, a menagerie of winter animals help Anja make her way to Santa. A generous trim-size, matte cover, extraordinary photographs, and foiled title make this a special book for the holiday season. And don't miss the other "Wish" books: The Reindeer Wish The Tiny Wish The Brave Little Puppy The Puppy's Wish The Polar Bear Wish
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The Wish Book Christmas

In the charming tale that follows, Audrey and Eve are surprised to find their own hearts healing from the tragedies of war and opening to the possibility of forgiveness and new love.

Author: Lynn Austin

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781496452542

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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From the bestselling author of If I Were You comes a nostalgic and endearing holiday story that reminds us that sometimes the most meaningful gifts are the ones we least expect and dont deserve. Best friends Audrey Barrett and Eve Dawson are looking forward to celebrating Christmas in postwar America, thrilled at the prospect of starting new traditions with their five-year-old sons. But when the 1951 Sears Christmas Wish Book arrives and the boys start obsessing over every toy in it, Audrey and Eve realize they must first teach them the true significance of the holiday. They begin by helping Bobby and Harry plan gifts of encouragement and service for those in their community, starting by walking an elderly neighbors yellow Labsince a dog topped the boys wish list for Santa. In the charming tale that follows, Audrey and Eve are surprised to find their own hearts healing from the tragedies of war and opening to the possibility of forgiveness and new love.
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Wishes

With sparse, poetic, and lyrical text from acclaimed author Muon Thi Van, thoughtful back matter about the author's connection to the story, and luminous, stunning illustrations from Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree Victo Ngai, Wishes tells a ...

Author: Muon Thi Van

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9781338792867

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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An arresting, poetic journey and a moving reflection on immigration, family, and home, from an acclaimed creative team. Wishes tells the powerful, honest story about one Vietnamese family's search for a new home on the other side of the world, and the long-lasting and powerful impact that makes on the littlest member of the family. Inspired by actual events in the author's life, this is a narrative that is both timely and timeless. Told through the eyes of a young girl, the story chronicles a family's difficult and powerful journey to pack up what they can carry and to leave their world behind, traveling to a new and unknown place in a crowded boat. With sparse, poetic, and lyrical text from acclaimed author Muon Thi Van, thoughtful back matter about the author's connection to the story, and luminous, stunning illustrations from Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree Victo Ngai, Wishes tells a powerful and timely story in a gentle and approachable way for young children and their families.With themes of kindness, bravery, hope, and love running throughout, Wishes is a must-have book for every child's bookshelf.
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Big Wish

Eleven-year-old Sam has a problem.

Author: Brandon Robshaw

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780545904124

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

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Eleven-year-old Sam has a problem. Well, quite a few problems. So when he sees a shooting star, he naturally wishes on it--for a million wishes. Of course, he doesn't expect the wish to come true, but somehow it does. Sam has fun experimenting with wishes--he can change anything he wants. But when he discovers that changing things has consequences that aren't always good, he begins to think again.
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The Wish

Author: Nicholas Sparks

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780751567847

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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The international #1 bestselling author of The Notebook, Nicholas Sparks is back with his most epic story yet. What if the person you needed most, turned up when you least expected them? Maggie hasn't told this story in years. More than two decades ago, she fell in love. She was sixteen and far from home, waiting to give her baby up for adoption. Bryce showed Maggie how to take photographs and he didn't judge her for the way her belly swelled under her jumper. They had the perfect first kiss. Theirs was a once-in-a-lifetime kind of love. Now, as Maggie sits by the Christmas tree in her gallery telling her story, surrounded by the photographs that made her famous - the photographs Bryce never saw - her new gallery assistant asks her a question. If she had one wish, what would she wish for this Christmas? Maggie always thought she knew the answer to that question. But before she can say 'I'd go back to that winter with Bryce', she stops herself. It is all she has ever wanted but suddenly here, on this dark night under the twinkling stars, there is something else she wants. She wants to find her baby. A heart-wrenching and uplifting story about discovery and loss, The Wish is a reminder that time with those precious to us is the greatest gift of all. * Praise for Nicholas Sparks: 'This one won't leave a dry eye' Daily Mirror 'A fiercely romantic and touching tale' Heat 'An A-grade romantic read' OK! 'Pulls at the heartstrings' Sunday Times 'An absorbing page-turner' Daily Mail
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The Last Wish

Geralt the Witcher—revered and hated—holds the line against the monsters plaguing humanity in this collection of adventures, the first chapter in Andrzej Sapkowski’s groundbreaking epic fantasy series that inspired the hit Netflix ...

Author: Andrzej Sapkowski

Publisher: Orbit

ISBN: 9780316055086

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Geralt the Witcher—revered and hated—holds the line against the monsters plaguing humanity in this collection of adventures, the first chapter in the New York Times bestselling series that inspired the hit Netflix show and the blockbuster video games. Geralt is a Witcher, a man whose magic powers, enhanced by long training and a mysterious elixir, have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless assassin. Yet he is no ordinary killer. His sole purpose: to destroy the monsters that plague the world. But not everything monstrous-looking is evil and not everything fair is good . . . and in every fairy tale there is a grain of truth. And look out for The Tower of Fools, book one of Andrzej Sapkowski's Hussite Trilogy! Witcher collections The Last Wish Sword of Destiny Witcher novels Blood of Elves The Time of Contempt Baptism of Fire The Tower of Swallows Lady of the Lake ​Season of Storms Hussite Trilogy The Tower of Fools The Malady and Other Stories: An Andrzej Sapkowski Sampler (e-only) Translated from original Polish by Danusia Stok
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The Polar Bear Wish

Husband-and-wife team Lori Evert and Per Breiehagen bring us back to their classic Nordic world in a story illustrated with extraordinary photographs and starring their daughter, Anja.

Author: Lori Evert

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9781524765682

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

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From the creators of the bestselling THE CHRISTMAS WISH comes a new wintry tale, in which brave Anja rescues a baby polar bear! Another winter has come for Anja! She, her cousin Erik, and her new puppy, Birki, are excited to explore the snow on their dogsled and make their way to the Christmas party. But on their journey, a great blizzard strands the travelers, and a lost baby polar bear comes to their tent looking for help! Can Anja and her friends help the little bear find his mother? Husband-and-wife team Lori Evert and Per Breiehagen bring us back to their classic Nordic world in a story illustrated with extraordinary photographs and starring their daughter, Anja.
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I Wish

Bestelling Dutch children's author Toon Tellegen matches 33 imaginative prose-poems prompted by the statement "I wish" with luminous, old-fashioned portraits by Ingrid Godon in this beautiful, unique volume perfect for thoughtful young ...

Author: Toon Tellegen

Publisher: Elsewhere Editions

ISBN: 9781939810335

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 90

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Bestelling Dutch children's author Toon Tellegen matches 33 imaginative prose-poems prompted by the statement "I wish" with luminous, old-fashioned portraits by Ingrid Godon in this beautiful, unique volume perfect for thoughtful young readers. I Wish pairs writing with a gallery of portraits inspired by old-fashioned photographs - faces staring out at us with the serious, veiled expressions of a bygone time. Scattered among the paintings are young children, men and women, and babies, speaking through Toon Tellegen's yearning language. Like dozens of confessions poured from the page, the writing presents a glittering kaleidoscope of wishes, from imagined feats of heroism to reciprocated human love.
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The Reindeer Wish

When Anja discovers an abandoned reindeer baby in the woods, she cares for it and raises it as her own.

Author: Lori Evert

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780385379212

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

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When Anja discovers an abandoned reindeer baby in the woods, she cares for it and raises it as her own. They become dear friends and have many adventures together, but as the reindeer grows he wishes to rejoin his kind. So Anja leads him to join the greatest reindeer of all -- those of Santa's sled team.
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The Forbidden Wish

"Forced to hid her true identity, Zahra, a teenage genie, finds her chance for freedom challenged by her love for her master,"--NoveList.

Author: Jessica Khoury

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781595147684

Category: Aladdin (Tale)

Page: 352

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"Forced to hid her true identity, Zahra, a teenage genie, finds her chance for freedom challenged by her love for her master,"--NoveList.
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Ruby s Wish

Based upon the inspirational story of the author's grandmother and accompanied by richly detailed illustrations, Ruby's Wish is an engaging portrait of a young girl who strives for more and a family who rewards her hard work and courage.

Author: Shirin Yim

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452133478

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 36

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Ruby is unlike most little girls in old China. Instead of aspiring to get married, Ruby is determined to attend university when she grows up, just like the boys in her family. Based upon the inspirational story of the author's grandmother and accompanied by richly detailed illustrations, Ruby's Wish is an engaging portrait of a young girl who strives for more and a family who rewards her hard work and courage.
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The Wish Tree

And along the way, they discover that wishes can come true in the most unexpected ways. The poetic text and heartwarming illustrations evoke the true essence of the holiday season and will inspire wishers everywhere.

Author: Chris Turnham

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452150656

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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Charles wants to find a wish tree. His brother and sister don't believe there is such a thing, but his trusty companion Boggan is ready to join Charles on a journey to find out. And along the way, they discover that wishes can come true in the most unexpected ways. The poetic text and heartwarming illustrations evoke the true essence of the holiday season and will inspire wishers everywhere. This gem of a book deserves center stage year round.
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The Vanderbeekers Make a Wish

One hilarious Harlem family is on a mission to find the perfect way to celebrate their Papa's fortieth birthday while discovering more about their mysterious grandparents in this heartfelt romp and latest installment to the New York Times ...

Author: Karina Yan Glaser

Publisher: HMH Books For Young Readers

ISBN: 9780358256205

Category: African Americans

Page: 352

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One hilarious Harlem family is on a mission to find the perfect way to celebrate their Papa's fortieth birthday while discovering more about their mysterious grandparents in this heartfelt romp and latest installment to the New York Times best-selling series, perfect for fans of the Penderwicks. It's summer on 141st Street, and the Vanderbeekers are looking forward to Papa's surprise fortieth birthday party. But then Papa must leave town to help his best friend and the Vanderbeeker children are surprised to find their maternal grandparents on their doorstep. Grandma is very critical of everything they do. Meanwhile, they find themselves learning more about their papa's father than ever before, and wishing they could have known him a bit better. Can they learn more about the grandfather they lost and come to appreciate the grandparents they still have while making sure their papa has the best birthday ever?
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