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by Ellen Peterson | Jan 24, 2020

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
by Ian Fleming
read by David Tennant

Crackpot" is what everybody calls the Pott family. So when they go to buy a new car and come back with a wreck, nobody is surprised--except for the Potts themselves. First, the car has a name, and she tells them what it is! Then they find out that she can fly--and swim. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a car on a mission to stop a criminal gang in its tracks--and she's taking the Potts with her.

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The Bad Beginning
by Lemony Snicket
read by Tim Curry 

After the sudden death of their parents, the three Baudelaire children must depend on each other and their wits when it turns out that the distant relative who is appointed their guardian is determined to use any means necessary to get their fortune.

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
by L Frank Baum
read by Anne Hathaway

The classic tale of young Dorothy Gale and her adventures in the mystical, mythical land of Oz. Far from home, Dorothy journeys along the yellow brick road, gathering friends and evading wicked foes, in a quest to find the celebrated Wizard who can bequeath to them all their fondest wishes.

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Charlotte's Web
by E B White
read by Meryl Streep and a full cast

Some Pig. Humble. Radiant. Charlotte's spiderweb tells of her feelings for a little pig named Wilbur, who simply wants a friend. They also express the love of a girl named Fern, who saved Wilbur's life when he was born the runt of his litter. E.B. White's Newbery Honor Book is a tender novel of friendship, love, life, and death that will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come.

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The Watson's Go to Birmingham: 1963
by Christopher Paul Curtis
read by LeVar Burton

The ordinary interactions and everyday routines of the Watsons, an African American family living in Flint, Michigan, are drastically changed after they go to visit Grandma in Alabama in the summer of 1963.

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Matilda
by Roald Dahl
read by Kate Winslet

Matilda is an exceptional five-year-old who's a whiz at reading and multiplication. However, her life is far from perfect. She has two of the most idiotic, self-centered parents who ever lived. Matilda uses her intelligence to get revenge on her father, but her skills are put to the test by her horrible nightmare of a principle, Mrs. Trunchbull.

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