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Summary: For years, Mr. Meacham has told tales of the fierce dragon deep in the woods. To his daughter, Grace, these stories are little more than tall tales, until she meets Pete. Pete is a mysterious ten-year-old with no family who claims to live in the woods with a giant, green dragon named Elliot.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

4 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD FAMILY PET

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE PET

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD PET

Wood, Maryrose

Summary: Unhappy Penelope Lumley is trapped in unhappy Plinkst! Even the beets for which Plinkst is inexplicably famous fail to grow in this utterly miserable Russian village. Penelope anxiously counts the days and wonders how she will ever get back to England in time to save all the Ashtons--who, she now knows, include herself and the Incorrigible children, although their precise location on the family...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer+Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2018

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Bayard, Louis

Summary: With her mama recently dead and her pa sight unseen since birth, Amelia is suddenly in charge of her younger brother and sister-- and the family gas station. To keep a competitor at bay and keep her family out of foster care, Melia must come up with a father-- fast. When a hobo rolls out of a passing truck, Melia grabs opportunity by its beard. Can she convince the town that Hiram is her long...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2016

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION BAY

Blackwood, Sage.

Summary: "Jinx travels throughout the Urwald to unite its people and creatures against encroaching threats"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC BLA

Summary: Mr. Smith is not the best idea for looking after a child, yet after stumbling upon a blazing shoot-out, helping to birth a child amidst a hail of gunfire, and seeing the mother die before his eyes, he becomes determined to protect the young innocent at all costs. His adversaries are equally determined, and they will not stop until the newborn is dead. Now, in order to ensure that maniacal...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: New Line Home Entertainment 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY SHO

Summary: Ten year old Haré enjoys a peaceful life until his mother adopts an orphan girl named Guu. Guu turns poor Haré's life inside out when she reveals that she's actually a mind-reading, magic-using monster with a taste for driving Haré insane!

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: AN Entertainment 2006

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1 available in Young Adult Anime, Call number: DVD ANIME HAR

Funaro, Gregory.

Summary: In Victorian England Grubb, an orphan about twelve years old, escapes his life of drudgery as a chimney sweep's apprentice and finds himself in a very strange house filled with magical objects and creatures, but soon he learns that there are dark forces seeking his new master.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Disney-Hyperion 2015

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC FUN

George, K. (Kallie)

Summary: The charming first book in a new early-reader series, starring the spirited and outspoken Anne Shirley as she first arrives at Green Gables. Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert need help on their farm, so they've adopted what they hope will be a sturdy, helpful boy. Instead, Matthew finds Anne awaiting him at the train station imaginative, brash, redheaded Anne-with-an-e. With her place at the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tundra Books 2018

Copies Available at East Bay

2 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR BLUE GEO

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED GEO

Shirai, Kaiu.

Summary: "Emma, Norman and Ray are the brightest kids at the Grace Field House orphanage. And under the care of the woman they refer to as 'Mom, ' all the kids have enjoyed a comfortable life. Good food, clean clothes and the perfect environment to learn-- what more could an orphan ask for? One day, though, Emma and Norman uncover the dark truth of the outside world they are forbidden from seeing"--Page...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: VIZ Media 2017

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA GRAPHIC PRO

Summary: Examines the efforts of the Children's Aid Society in New York, organized by minister Charles Loring Brace, which from 1853 to 1929 sent over 100,000 unwanted and orphaned children from the city to homes in rural America.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2006

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD ORP RATED NR

Raum, Elizabeth.

Summary: "Describes the people and events involved in the orphan trains. The reader's choices reveal the historical details from the perspectives of a New York City newsboy, a child trying to keep his siblings together, and a child sent west on the baby trains"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press 2011

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 362.734 RAU

7 holds on 3 copies

Summary: The magical, musical story that shows believing can be the greatest gift of all. Follow the heartwarming journey of two orphan girls whose only wish is to find a home for Christmas. With a little help from their guardian angels, they discover that miracles really can happen when they find the power to believe.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount 2019

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Kalmar, Daphne

Summary: "In 1927 Vermont, eleven-year-old Donut, recently orphaned after the death of her beloved pops, stands to lose everything when she learns her Aunt Agnes plans to move her to Boston, but little does her aunt know that Donut has no intentions of leaving her friends or her home." --

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Feiwel and Friends 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: FIC KAL

Montgomery, L. M. (Lucy Maud)

Summary: Sixteen year old Anne Shirley is now a school teacher in a small village on Prince Edward Island.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Playaway Digital Audio 2009

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Montgomery, L. M. (Lucy Maud)

Summary: Anne, an eleven-year-old orphan, is sent by mistake to live with a lonely, middle-aged brother and sister on a Prince Edward Island farm and proceeds to make an indelible impression on everyone around her.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Playaway Digital Audio 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J PA FIC MON

Scattergood, Augusta.

Summary: Sixth-grader Theo leaves everything behind to live with his Uncle Chester, a Vietnam War veteran and loner, in Destiny, Florida, but he is drawn to play the piano in Miss Sister's dance school and soon makes friends with the feisty Anabel, a baseball fanatic who invites Theo to help solve a mystery.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2015

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC SCA

Stewart, Erin

Summary: One year after the fire that claimed her parents' and cousin's lives and left her severely disfigured, sixteen-year-old Ava faces the return to high school.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC STE

Warner, Gertrude Chandler

Summary: The Boxcar Children volunteer to help clean up the old abandoned school in Silver City, even if some are scared by all the spooky goings-on.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Albert Whitman & Company 2016

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Yardi, Robin

Summary: Warned by an owl, ten-year-old Mattie discovers that someone is secretly polluting the land near her aunt's Big Sur donut shop and sets out to stop them.--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Carolrhoda Books 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC YAR

Summary: Young Louisa Ginglebusher is recruited from a local orphanage to become an usherette at a movie theater. Encouraged by her kindly guardian to spread her wings, Louisa decides to lead the life of a fairy tale angel and in her quest to do good she tries to redirect money from a rich playboy to a struggling lawyer.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino on Video 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY GOO

Summary: The little orphaned swift Manou is adopted by a seagull couple and struggles for acceptance in the seagull's colony. When he meets other swifts, he suddenly finds himself torn between two worlds and must decide where he really belongs.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Shout Factory 2020

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Chee, Traci

Summary: The Book, the ancient, infinite codex of the past, present and future, tells of a prophecy that will plunge Kelanna in that bloody war, but it requires Archer. Sefia is determined to keep Archer out of the Guard's clutches and their plans for war between the Five Kingdoms: The Guard has already stolen her mother, her father, and her Aunt Nin. But escaping the Guard and the Book's prophecy is no...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC CHE

George, Jessica Day

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: Orphaned after a fever epidemic, Creel befriends a dragon and unknowingly inherits an object that can either save or destroy her kingdom.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Children's Books 2008

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McClure, Wendy.

Summary: To escape rumored terrors in Kansas, New Yorkers Jack and Frances, eleven, and Frances's brother Harold, seven, jump off an orphan train in 1899 and help new friend Alexander to build Wanderville, a safe place for homeless children.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION MCC

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