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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Across Five Aprils

by Irene Hunt

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Around the World in Eighty Days

by Jules Vern

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Canyons

by Gary Paulsen

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Dicey's Song

by Elizabeth Voight

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Jacob Have I Loved

by Katherine Paterson

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Julie of the Wolves

by Jean Craighead George

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Laughing Boy

by Oliver La Farge

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Missing May

by Cynthia Rylant

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Out of the Dust

by Karen Hesse

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Slave Dancer

by Paula Fox

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Stuart Little

by E.b. White

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The Cricket in Times Square

by George Selden

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The Dark is Rising

by Susan Cooper

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The Devil's Arithmetic

by Jane Yolen

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The Egypt Game

by Zilpha Keatley Snyder

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The Flawed Glass

by Ian Strachan

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The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

by Carson McCullers

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The Killer Angels

by Michael Shaara

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The Martian Chronicles

by Ray Bradbury

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The Phantom Tollbooth

by Norton Juster

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The Watsons Go To Birmingham

by Christopher Paul Curtis

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Words by Heart

by Ouida Sebestyen

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