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Title: The Borrowers by Mary Norton Pages: 180 Genres: Children’s, Fantasy Published by: Harcourt Brace & World (Oct. 8th, 1953) Summary Beneath the kitchen floor is the world of the Borrowers — Pod and Homily Clock and their daughter, Arrietty. In their tiny home, matchboxes double as roomy dressers and postage stamps hang on the walls like paintings. Whatever the Clocks need they simply “borrow” from the “human beans” who live above them. It’s a comfortable life,… Read More

Title: Holes by Louis Sachar Pages: 233 Genres: Childrens/Middle Grade, Realistic Fiction Published by: Scholastic (Aug. 20, 1998) Summary Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnatses. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys’ detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the boys build character by spending all day, every day digging holes exactly five feet wide and five feet deep. There is no… Read More