Passages

The following are excerpts from children's literature that will inspire and educate. These are short passages from over 300 novels obtained from public school libraries that allow teachers, tutors and parents to assess student abilities and interests in selected works of fiction. To help choose books that are appropriate for your student's level, the listing has been organized by reading level.

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A Solitary Blue

by Cynthia Voigt

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A Swiftly Tilting Planet

by Madeleine L'Engle

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After the War

by Carol Matas

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Amos Fortune Free Man

by Elizabeth Yates

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Banner in the Sky

by James Ramsey Ullman

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Because of Winn-Dixie

by Kate DiCamillo

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Behind the Bedroom Wall

by Laura E. Williams

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Blowfish Live in the Sea

by Paula Fox

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Briar Rose

by Jane Yolen

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Captains Courageous

by Rudyard Kipling

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Cassie Binegar

by Patricia MacLachlan

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Cheat the Moon

by Patricia Hermes

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Coraline

by Neil Gaiman

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Crash

by Jerry Spinelli

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

by J. K. Rawling

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Henry and Ribsy

by Beverly Cleary

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Here's to You, Rachel Robinson

by Judy Blume

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Homer Price

by Robert McCloskey

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I Had Seen Castles

by Cynthia Rylant

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M.C. Higgins the Great

by Virginia Hamilton

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Many Waters

by Madeleine L'Engle

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Miracle's Boys

by Jacqueline Woodson

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Old Yeller

by Fred Gipson

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On the Far Side of the Mountain

by Jean Craighead George

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Onion John

by Joseph Krumgold

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Our Only May Amelia

by Jennifer L. Holm

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Red Scarf Girl

by Ji-Li Jiang

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Strong Bow

by Morgan Llwyelyn

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Summer of My German Soldier

by Bette Green

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

by Mark Twain

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The Art of Keeping Cool

by Janet Taylor Lisle

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The Black Cauldron

by Lloyd Alexander

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The Black Stallion

by Walter Farley

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The Chocolate War

by Robert Cormier

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The Great Gilly Hopkins

by Katherine Paterson

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The Lottery Rose

by Irene Hunt

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The Wanderer

by Sharon Creech

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Timeline

by Michael Chrichton

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Tom's Midnight Garden

by A. Philippa Pearce

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Tucker's Countryside

by George Selden

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Walk Two Moons

by Sharon Creech

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When She Was Good

by Norma Fox Mazer

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