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Be Inspiring

It's no secret that books can change your life. Embrace the idea that nothing is original, so don't be afraid of being inspired by what's already out there.  There’s something here for everyone, so take your pick — and get ready to be inspired!



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Better World Booklist

Books available at the St. Tammany Parish Library for ages 5-12 about people who've made our world a better place. Inspired? Read about how you can make the world a little bit better. Don't forget to record any books you read on this list in the Free Read Mission. Write a review if you really liked it (or didn't!) You can earn extra points by writing reviews. You can write reviews at the bottom of your dashboard. Other kids will read your reviews!



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Buildings and Bridges Booklist

Books available at the St. Tammany Parish Library for ages 5-12 about buildings and bridges. Don't forget to record any books you read on this list in the Buildings Mission. Books available at the St. Tammany Parish Library for ages 5-12 about buildings and bridges. Don't forget to record any books you read on this list in the Buildings Mission. Write a review if you really liked it (or didn't!) You can earn extra points by writing reviews. You can write reviews at the bottom of your dashboard. Other kids will read your reviews!



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Get Thinking

Use your noodle. Get your gear spinning.



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Inventions

Books available at the St. Tammany Parish Library for ages 5-12 about cool inventions and the people behind them. Start creating your own inventions!. Don't forget to record any books you read on this list in the Buildings or Free Read Mission. Write a review if you really liked it (or didn't!) You can earn extra points by writing reviews. You can write reviews at the bottom of your dashboard. Other kids will read your reviews!



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LA Young Reader's Choice Award

These titles have been nominated for the 2017 Louisiana Young Reader's Choice Award. Read at least one of these books from the list to receive a badge! Read more and you can vote for your favorite in the Louisiana Young Reader's Choice Award program.



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Moneywise

Books available at the St. Tammany Parish Library for ages 5-12 about about how money works, how you can save money and how you can use money to  make the world a better place. Don't forget to record any books you read on this list in the Free Read Mission. Write a review if you really liked it (or didn't!) You can earn extra points by writing reviews. You can write reviews at the bottom of your dashboard. Other kids will read your reviews!



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Nature's Building

Books available at the St. Tammany Parish Library for ages 5-12 about cool and awesome structures created by mother Earth and by animals. Also read about taking care of our planet. Don't forget to record any books you read on this list in the Animals Mission. Write a review if you really liked it (or didn't!) You can earn extra points by writing reviews. You can write reviews at the bottom of your dashboard. Other kids will read your reviews!



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Suggested List for Exercise Your Mind. Read!

Any of the titles on this list are available for checkout from the St. Tammany Parish Library.    



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Birth to 12 Months

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Check out the Olympics

Read at least one of these books from the list to receive a badge!



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Fun Winter Sports

Read a book about winter sports and earn points and a badge!



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Funny Sports Reading

Some fun reading of sports themed stories. Read at least one of these books from the list to receive a badge! Don't forget to record the book title and author in the Sports Patch Mission. If you check off one of these books here it will not automatically be added to your mission.



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Highly Rated Sports by Teens (Most checked out!)

Highly Rated Sports by Teens (Most checked out!)



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Some Classics Sports Reading

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Sports - Fun and Inspiring

Fun books for early readers to learn about sports and activities



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Sports - Not so Flattering View

Books that reveal the nature of sports, many time unflattering, thru the eyes of the athletes, coaches (parents!), managers, and owners.



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Teen Sports Stories Social and Inspiring

Teen Sports Stories Social and Inspiring



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Winter- Middle Grade Readers

Wintery books for middle grade readers, ages 8-11. These titles are available at the St. Tammany Parish Library.



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12 to 24 Months

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Winter Books for Growing Readers

Wintery books for growing readers, ages 5-8. These titles are available at the St. Tammany Parish Library.



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2 to 3 Year Olds

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4 to 5 Year Olds

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Alex Awards

The Alex Awards, presented annually, are given to books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18. Here's a booklist of titles that have been awarded the Alex Award. Enjoy!



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Alex Rider books by Anthony Horowitz

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Aliens Have Invaded theLibrary!

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All About Sharing

Here is a great booklist that teaches All About Sharing. Enjoy! Read at least one of these books from the list to receive a badge!



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Angels: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Do you believe in the supernatural? Have you ever felt that someone is watching over you, protecting you like a guardian angel? Or maybe you feel there is a darker force, trying to take over the light. You are not alone, angels can appear as a kind and loving being, however there is a dark side of angels as well. Dive into this exciting book list and discover the good, the bad and the ugly of angels. Read four books from this book list about angels and earn the Angel Badge!



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Arizona Desert Dreams

Do you love Arizona and all things related to the Grand Canyon State? Do you enjoy reading books that take place in the desert? Then this book list is one you don't want to skip! Every book on this list takes place in Arizona. Whether it's a real city or fictional place, these books are set in the desert landscape of Arizona. Select some books from this list and embark on journey with Arizona Settings.



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Award Winning Books for Pre-Readers

Awesome parents, read these award-winning picture books to your child. You'll both enjoy the gorgeous art and delightful stories.



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Award Winning Picture Books

Awesome parents, read these award-winning picture books to your child. You'll both enjoy the gorgeous art and delightful stories.



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Books about Zombies

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Caldecott Award Winners (Pre-Readers)

The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. In this book list we will explore the beauty and creativity of all the Caldecott award winning books, starting with Locomotive, by Brian Floca, winner of the 2014 Caldecott Medal.



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Classic Books for Prereaders

Enjoy these classic Pre-reader tales with your children.  All time Favorites such as..... The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Margret Wise Brown The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss Curious George by H. A. Rey And more....



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Classic Children's Tales (Kids)

Certain books stand the test of time -- true classics, they're enjoyed by each new generation of young readers. Some have been revamped with new covers or retooled for new platforms as ebooks or interactive book apps. Others have been made into movies or TV shows. From adventure tales to poignant dramas to funnybone-tickling comedies, this is an ultimate list of the classics... for kids. Read at least one of these books from the list to receive a badge!



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Classic Fairy Tales & Folk Tales (Pre-Readers)

Enjoy these classic Folk Tales we all remember fondly from our own childhood with your own children!



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Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Books

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Disasterland

If you're happy watching paint dry--go no further. The bold--continue on to "Disasterland." Read one book from the "Disasterland" Reading List to earn a badge. Note: Please select all books from the list after reading one title. This will allow for the badge to be awarded.



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Dragons

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Game Of Thrones (Adult List)

Do you enjoy Game Of Thrones and all things medieval? Read one book from our Game of Thrones Reading List and earn a badge!



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Goin' Medieval on Ye'

Do you enjoy all things Medieval? What about kings and queens? Take a step back in time with this hand selected medieval times book list. Whether you enjoy reading about knights or princesses, these historical fiction novels are sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. Our Goin' Medieval on Ye' book list includes books for middle school aged and young adults. Read at least five of these action packed books from our Goin' Medieval on Ye' book list and become one step closer on your reading adventure!



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Graphic Novels

Are you tired of reading the same novels, page after page of writing? What if these books included artwork to help tell the story? Then the format of a graphic novel is just for you! Graphic novels are not tailored to a specific genre, however they do cover a wide range areas from fiction to history or non-fiction to fantasy.  Graphic novels are similar to comic books, however graphic novels tend to have more complex plots. So embrace your inner child and read some graphic novels!



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Grilltastic!

Bobby Flay's got nothing on you! Learn how to be your own Grill Master with this great selection of grilling cookbooks. These cookbooks are a great guide for anyone passionate about grilling, from the amateur cook to the experienced chef. You will learn how to master the techniques that make grilling so great! People love to grill. With the ease and speed of grilling and the tantalizing flames, grilling has become an outdoor activity for the whole family. People are always looking for new dishes and unique ways to grill. With that in mind, we have gat ...
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Heroes!

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How to Train Your Dragon Series (Kids)

Read at least one of these books from the list to receive a badge! Cressidia Cowell Has been able to craft some of the most exciting and imaginative children's tales with her How to Train Your Dragon series.  The series masterfully Chronicles the adventures and misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III as he tries to pass the important initiation test of his Viking clan, the Tribe of the Hairy Hooligans, by catching and training a dragon.   Dive in to these awesome tales inspired by Vikings and Dragons and get training!  



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Hunger Games Readalikes

Did you enjoy reading the Hunger Games? Here's a list of books that read like the Hunger Games. Enjoy!



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I Didn't Create This Mess--Really (Kids List)

For those who are messy or realize that the earth can create some messy disasters...Read one of the books from the "I Didn't Create This Mess--Really" Reading List to earn a Badge!



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It's a Disaster!

No matter how much we may try to deny it, we have always been fascinated by natural and man-made fatalities and disasters. The unpredictability of natural disasters serve to drive us out of our normally easy going view of life, and sometimes force us to change our own lives, hopefully for the better. Do disasters fascinate you? Do you like the feeling of humans overcoming the greatest struggles? Then "It's a Disaster" book list is just for you. Read this list of nail biting books to earn additional points. Get ready for a white-knuckle adventure!



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It's a Natural Mess (Pre-Reader List)

We know its a "Mess." But read one book from our "It's a Natural Mess." Reading List and earn a Badge! Note: Please select all books on the reading list ot get the bonus award for reading one book from the list.



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Kid Castles (Pre-Reader List)

Do you enjoy reading about Castles, Princesses, Princess and Dragons? Read one book from our  'Kid Castles' Reading List and earn a Badge! Note: Please select all books on the reading list ot get the bonus award for reading one book from the list.



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Let's Count!

Let's get counting!  Read or listen to five counting books for 25 points.



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Lies, Lies, Lies, Yeah They're Gonna Get You

If you like "Pretty Little Lies" or the "Ugly Truth," then, this is the book list for you! Do you often stretch the truth for your own advantage? Do you find yourself lying often? Read five books from our "Lies, Lies, Lies, Yeah They're Gonna Get You" book list and see just how easy lies can catch up to you.



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Mad Science

"I'm a scientist, it's what we do, we make things better." Does this quote describe you? Or do you dream of being a scientist? What if a scientist went a little insane just to find knowledge? There is a fine line between genius and madness when it comes to scientists. For some scientists, the need to push forward, no matter the consequence, defines their madness. This kooky booklist includes some of the greatest mad scientists and their eccentric experiments.



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Mathematics Madness

Do you enjoy numbers and looking for patterns? The subject of mathematics includes these topics and many more such as quantity, space and change. This mathematics book list covers many areas of math including the history, theories and other books exploring the wonders of mathematics. You won't want to draw any conclusions before you read this book list!



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Medieval Times

Do you enjoy Game Of Thrones and all things medieval? Take a step back in time with this hand selected medieval times book list. Whether you enjoy the Early (c. 476-1000), the High (c. 1001-1300), or the Late (c. 1301–1500) Middle Ages, these historical fiction novels are sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. Select any five of these action packed books to earn a medieval badge!  



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Modern Westerns

Do you enjoy western novels, but looking for a new look of a classic genre? Here is a fantastic book list with a modern twist on western novels. This Modern Westerns book list includes some similar features of western books with bad guys and fights, however the books are set in modern times. The American West will not be looked at the same once you read this list of books!



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Modern Westerns

Do you enjoy western novels, but looking for a new look of a classic genre? Here's a booklist of Modern Westerns. Enjoy!



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New in Poetry

Do you enjoy Poetry? Here is a booklist of New books in Poetry. Enjoy!



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Non-Fiction Science

Did you know that science comes from the Latin word "scientia" which means knowledge? Are you looking to learn and discover new things? Then this non-fiction science book list is just for you! This in depth book list will help you understand how the physical world works through science.   If you look around, you'll notice that non-fiction text is everywhere - in magazines, newspapers, following directions or recipes. However, not all aspects of science are presented as a fact, this is why we have put together a list of non-fiction books ...
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Nonfiction Kids Will Like

George Washington's Teeth, the Titanic, and Lightning! These are just a few of the awesome things you can read about in the Nonfiction Kids Will Like Booklist. Enjoy! Read at least one of these books from the list to receive a badge!



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Offbeat & Quirky

Do you like reading outside of the norm? Do you find yourself reading books that are unconventional or unusual? Then this book list is just for you! These offbeat and quirky books don't fit into a specific genre, but their weirdness is so different it cannot be described, sometimes they are downright insane. Can you make it through the conspicuously baffling plots in this book list? If so, select a few books from this Offbeat & Quirky book list and enjoy the ride!



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Orange is the New Black

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to spend time in prison? Do you enjoy a good prison or redemption story? Then select a book from our "Orange is the New Black" book list! We have included the book Orange Is the New Black to help get you started on this interesting book list.  



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Passionate Poetry

Do you enjoy reading in stanzas rather than a sequence of sentences within paragraphs? Books that are written in stanzas are classified as poetry, as this book list displays. Select a few books from this list of passionate poetry books and experience a different way to express what you feel, see or things that surround you.



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Princess, Prince, & Dragons (Kids List)

Do you enjoy reading about a Princess, Prince or Dragons? Read one book from our 'Princess, Prince or Dragons' Reading List and earn a Badge!  



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Prison Break

Hey, do you ever read about man-made prisons or the prisons within? Read one book from our "Prison Break" Reading List and earn a Badge!  



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Robots

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Science Book List

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Science Fiction for Kids

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Steampunk

Do you enjoy reading about the Victorian era? Many books during the 19th century are based off a world where steam power is readily used. This is where the Steampunk genre gets its name from. This Steampunk book list includes many Victorian fantasies as well as fictional technological inventions. Power through this Steampunk book list and learn about the fascinating genre of Steampunk!



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Technology and You

Technology teaches us to forget the past. Last year’s technology news seems like it has no use whatsoever. However that is not the case as writers start to preserve the history of technology as it becomes more and more important to the evolution of our world. This list includes books that have stood the test of time as well as new books, such as Walter Isaacson’s book on Steve Jobs. These books that are great fun to read because they either have great ideas that influenced a generation of technologists or because they chronicle the lives of people who changed the world.



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The Whole Truth, and Nothing but the Truth!

Do you enjoy books with truthfully good books? Read one book from out "The Whole Truth, and Nothing but the Truth!" Reading List and earn a Badge!



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War Stories

War is undoubtedly mankind at his worst. War is usually the outcome of greed, depravity, or stupidity. But in war, men display loyalty, braveness, and selflessness. One must open his eyes to see the causes, effects, heroes and victims of war. A great war book does just that. It speaks the truth about war.  This eye-opening book list of war stories will fill you with appreciation for soldiers, but in the end will leave you wanting to read more of these raw war stories. If you enjoy reading books about war, then this gut wrenching list of war ...
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You Can't Handle the Truth

Do you enjoy CSI? Great Plot Twists? Conspiracy Theories? Then this book list of suspenseful books is just for you! These books will keep you on the edge of your seat. So get ready to be taken on a journey of lies, thrills and uncertainty. Can you handle the truth? Read four books to earn the Truth badge and show that you can handle the truth!  



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You Can't Handle the Truth (Adult List)

Do you enjoy CSI? Great Plot Twists? Conspiracy Theories? Then read one book from our "You Can't Handle The Truth" Reading List and earn a badge!  

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