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Flora & Ulysses: the Illuminated Adventures
by Kate DiCamillo Details
Rescuing a squirrel after an accident involving a vacuum cleaner, comic-reading cynic Flora Belle Buckman is astonished when the squirrel, Ulysses, demonstrates astonishing powers of strength and flight after being revived.
Doll Bones
by Holly Black Details
Zach, Alice, and Poppy, friends from a Pennsylvania middle school who have long enjoyed acting out imaginary adventures with dolls and action figures, embark on a real-life quest to Ohio to bury a doll made from the ashes of a dead girl.
One Came Home
by Amy Timnerlake Details
In 1871 Wisconsin, thirteen-year-old Georgia sets out to find her sister Agatha, presumed dead when remains are found wearing the dress she was last seen in, and before the end of the year gains fame as a sharpshooter and foiler of counterfeiters.
The Year of Billy Miller
by Kevin Henkes Details
When Billy Miller has a mishap at the statue of the Jolly Green Giant at the end of summer vacation, he ends up with a big lump on his head.
The One and Only Ivan
by Katherine Applegate Details
When Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in a down-and-out circus-themed mall, meets Ruby, a baby elephant that has been added to the mall, he decides that he must find her a better life.
Bomb: The Race to Build - and Steal - the World's Most Dangerous Weapon
by Steve Sheinkin Details
Recounts the scientific discoveries that enabled atom splitting, the military intelligence operations that occurred in rival countries, and the work of brilliant scientists hidden at Los Alamos.
Splendors and Glooms
by Laura Amy Schlitz Details
The master puppeteer, Gaspare Grisini, is so expert at manipulating his stringed puppets that they appear alive. Clara Wintermute, the only child of a wealthy doctor, is spellbound by Grisini's act and invites him to entertain at her birthday party. Grisini accepts and makes a splendidly gaudy entrance with caravan, puppets, and his two orphaned assistants. When Clara vanishes that night, suspicion of kidnapping falls upon the puppeteer and, by association, his assistants--Lizzie Rose and Parsefall.
Three Times Lucky
by Sheila Turnage Details
Washed ashore as a baby in tiny Tupelo Landing, North Carolina, Mo LoBeau, now eleven, and her best friend Dale turn detective when the amnesiac Colonel, owner of a café and co-parent of Mo with his cook, Miss Lana, seems implicated in a murder.
Dead End in Norvelt
by Jack Gantos Details
In the historic town of Norvelt, Pennsylvania, twelve-year-old Jack Gantos spends the summer of 1962 grounded for various offenses until he is assigned to help an elderly neighbor with a most unusual chore involving the newly dead, molten wax, twisted promises, Girl Scout cookies, underage driving, lessons from history, typewriting, and countless bloody noses.
Breaking Stalin's Nose
by Eugene Yelchin Details
In the Stalinist era of the Soviet Union, ten-year-old Sasha idolizes his father, a devoted Communist, but when police take his father away and leave Sasha homeless, he is forced to examine his own perceptions, values, and beliefs.
Inside Out & Back Again
by Thanhha Lai Details
Through a series of poems, a young girl chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, when she, her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama.
Moon over Manifest
by Clare Vanderpool Details
Twelve-year-old Abilene Tucker is the daughter of a drifter who, in the summer of 1936, sends her to stay with an old friend in Manifest, Kansas, where he grew up, and where she hopes to find out some things about his past. Over the summer she pieces together his story. Having heard stories about Manifest, Abilene is disappointed to find that it's just a dried-up, worn-out old town. But her disappointment quickly turns to excitement when she discovers a hidden cigar box full of mementos, including some old letters that mention a spy known as the Rattler. These mysterious letters send Abilene and her new friends, Lettie and Ruthanne, on an honest-to-goodness spy hunt, even though they are warned to "Leave Well Enough Alone."
Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night
by Joyce Sidman Details
A collection of poems that celebrate the wonder, mystery, and danger of the night and describes the many things that hide in the dark.
Heart of a Samurai
by Margi Preus Details
In 1841, rescued by an American whaler after a terrible shipwreck leaves him and his four companions castaways on a remote island, fourteen-year-old Manjiro, who dreams of becoming a samurai, learns new laws and customs as he becomes the first Japanese person to set foot in the United States.
One Crazy Summer
by Rita Willimas-Garcia Details
In the summer of 1968, after travelling from Brooklyn to Oakland, California, to spend a month with the mother they barely know, eleven-year-old Delphine and her two younger sisters arrive to a cold welcome as they discover that their mother, a dedicated poet and printer, is resentful of the intrusion of their visit and wants them to attend a nearby Black Panther summer camp.
Turtle In Paradise
by Jennifer Holm Details
In 1935, when her mother gets a job housekeeping for a woman who does not like children, eleven-year-old Turtle is sent to stay with relatives she has never met in far away Key West, Florida.
When you reach me
by Rebecca Stead Details
As her mother prepares to be a contestant on the 1980s television game show, "The $20,000 Pyramid," a twelve-year-old New York City girl tries to make sense of a series of mysterious notes received from an anonymous source that seems to defy the laws of time and space.
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Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice
by Phillip Hoose Details
On March 2, 1955, an impassioned teenager, fed up with the daily injustices of Jim Crow segregation, refused to give her seat to a white woman on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Instead of being celebrated as Rosa Parks would be just nine months later, fifteen-year-old Claudette Colvin found herself shunned by her classmates and dismissed by community leaders. Undaunted, a year later she dared to challenge segregation again as a key plaintiff in Browder v. Gayle, the landmark case that struck down the segregation laws of Montgomery and swept away the legal underpinnings of the Jim Crow South.
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate
by Jacqueline Kelly Details
In central Texas in 1899, eleven-year-old Callie Vee Tate is instructed to be a lady by her mother, learns about love from the older three of her six brothers, and studies the natural world with her grandfather, the latter of which leads to an important discovery.
The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg
by Rodman Philbrick Details
Twelve-year-old Homer, a poor but clever orphan, has extraordinary adventures after running away from his evil uncle to rescue his brother, who has been sold into service in the Civil War.
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
by Grace Lin Details
Minli, an adventurous girl from a poor village, buys a magical goldfish, and then joins a dragon who cannot fly on a quest to find the Old Man of the Moon in hopes of bringing life to Fruitless Mountain and freshness to Jade River.
The Graveyard Book
by Neil Gaiman Details
After the grisly murder of his entire family, a toddler wanders into a graveyard where the ghosts and other supernatural residents agree to raise him as one of their own.
After Tupac & D Foster
by Jacqueline Woodson Details
In the New York City borough of Queens in 1996, three girls bond over their shared love of Tupac Shakur's music, as together they try to make sense of the unpredictable world in which they live.
Savvy
by Ingrid Law Details
Recounts the adventures of Mibs Beaumont, whose thirteenth birthday has revealed her "savvy"--a magical power unique to each member of her family--just as her father is injured in a terrible accident.
The Surrender Tree : Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom
by Margarita Engle Details
Cuba has fought three wars for independence, and still she is not free. This history in verse creates a lyrical portrait of Cuba.
The Underneath
by Kathi Appelt Details
An old hound that has been chained up at his hateful owner's run-down shack, and two kittens born underneath the house, endure separation, danger, and many other tribulations in their quest to be reunited and free.
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! : voices from a medieval village
by Laura Amy Schlitz Details
A collection of short one-person plays featuring characters, between ten and fifteen years old, who live in or near a thirteenth-century English manor.
Elijah of Buxton
by Christopher Paul Curtis Details
In 1859, eleven-year-old Elijah Freeman, the first free-born child in Buxton, Canada, which is a haven for slaves fleeing the American south, uses his wits and skills to try to bring to justice the lying preacher who has stolen money that was to be used to buy a family's freedom.
Feathers
by Jacqueline Woodson Details
When a new, white student nicknamed "The Jesus Boy" joins her sixth grade class in the winter of 1971, Frannie's growing friendship with him makes her start to see some things in a new light.
The Wednesday Wars
by Gary D. Schmidt Details
During the 1967 school year, on Wednesday afternoons when all his classmates go to either Catechism or Hebrew school, seventh-grader Holling Hoodhood stays in Mrs. Baker's classroom where they read the plays of William Shakespeare and Holling learns much of value about the world he lives in. Lexile 990
The Higher Power of Lucky
by Susan Patron Details
Fearing that her legal guardian plans to abandon her to return to France, ten-year-old aspiring scientist Lucky Trimble determines to run away while also continuing to seek the Higher Power that will bring stability to her life.
Hattie Big Sky
by Kirby Larson Details
After inheriting her uncle's homesteading claim in Montana, sixteen-year-old orphan Hattie Brooks travels from Iowa in 1917 to make a home for herself and encounters some unexpected problems related to the war being fought in Europe. Alone in the world, teen-aged Hattie is driven to prove up on her uncle's homesteading claim. For years, sixteen-year-old Hattie's been shuttled between relatives. Tired of being Hattie Here-and-There, she courageously leaves Iowa to prove up on her late uncle's homestead claim near Vida, Montana. With a stubborn stick-to-itiveness, Hattie faces frost, drought and blizzards. Despite many hardships, Hattie forges ahead, sharing her adventures with her friends - especially Charlie, fighting in France - through letters and articles for her hometown paper. Her backbreaking quest for a home is lightened by her neighbors, the Muellers. But she feels threatened by pressure to be a "loyal" American, forbidding friendships with folks of German descent. Despite everything, Hattie is determined to stay until a tragedy causes her to discover the true meaning of home.
Penny from Heaven
by Jennifer L. Holm Details
As she turns twelve during the summer of 1953, Penny gains new insights into herself and her family while also learning a secret about her father's death.
Rules
by Cynthia Lord Details
Frustrated at life with an autistic brother, twelve-year-old Catherine longs for a normal existence but her world is further complicated by a friendship with an young paraplegic. Lexile Level: 780
Criss Cross
by Lynne Rae Perkins Details
Teenagers in a small town in the 1960s experience new thoughts and feelings, question their identities, connect, and disconnect as they search for the meaning of life and love.
Hitler Youth : Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow
by Susan C. Bartoletti Details
In her first full-length nonfiction title since winning the Robert F. Sibert Award, Susan Campbell Bartoletti explores the riveting and often chilling story of Germany's powerful Hitler Youth groups.
Princess Academy
by Shannon Hale Details
While attending a strict academy for potential princesses with the other girls from her mountain village, fourteen-year-old Miri discovers unexpected talents and connections to her homeland.
Show Way
by Jacqueline Woodson Details
The making of "Show ways," or quilts which once served as secret maps for freedom-seeking slaves, is a tradition passed from mother to daughter in the author's family.
Whittington
by Alan Armstrong Details
Whittington, a feline descendant of Dick Whittington's famous cat of English folklore, appears at a rundown barnyard plagued by rats and restores harmony while telling his ancestor's story.
Kira-Kira
by Cynthia Kadohata Details
Chronicles the close friendship between two Japanese-American sisters growing up in rural Georgia during the late 1950s and early 1960s, and the despair when one sister becomes terminally ill.
Al Capone Does My Shirts
by Gennifer Choldenko Details
A twelve-year-old boy named Moose moves to Alcatraz Island in 1935 when guards' families were housed there, and has to contend with his extraordinary new environment in addition to life with his autistic sister. Lexile 600
Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy
by Gary D. Schmidt Details
In 1911, Turner Buckminster hates his new home of Phippsburg, Maine, but things improve when he meets Lizzie Bright Griffin, a girl from a poor, nearby island community founded by former slaves that the town fathers--and Turner's--want to change into a tourist spot. Lexile 1000
The Voice that Challenged a Nation : Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights
by Russell Freedman Details
In the mid-1930s, Marian Anderson was a famed vocalist who had been applauded by European royalty and welcomed at the White House. But, because of her race, she was denied the right to sing at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. This is the story of her resulting involvement in the civil rights movement of the time.
The Tale of Despereaux
by Kate DiCamillo Details
The adventures of Desperaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the princess that he loves, the servant girl who longs to be a princess, and a devious rat determined to bring them all to ruin.
An American Plague : The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793
by Jim Murphy Details
1793, Philadelphia. The nation's capital and the largest city in North America is devastated by an apparently incurable disease, cause unknown . . . In a powerful, dramatic narrative, critically acclaimed author Jim Murphy describes the illness known as yellow fever and the toll it took on the city's residents, relating the epidemic to the major social and political events of the day and to 18th-century medical beliefs and practices. Drawing on first-hand accounts, Murphy spotlights the heroic role of Philadelphia's free blacks in combating the disease, and the Constitutional crisis that President Washington faced when he was forced to leave the city--and all his papers--while escaping the deadly contagion. The search for the fever's causes and cure, not found for more than a century afterward, provides a suspenseful counterpoint to this riveting true story of a city under siege. Thoroughly researched, generously illustrated with fascinating archival prints, and unflinching in its discussion of medical details, this Newbery Honor-winning book offers a glimpse into the conditions of American cities at the time of our nation's birth while drawing timely parallels to modern-day epidemics. Bibliography, map, index.
Olive's Ocean
by Kevin Henkes Details
On a summer visit to her grandmother's cottage by the ocean, twelve-year-old Martha gains perspective on the death of a classmate, on her relationship with her grandmother, on her feelings for an older boy, and on her plans to be a writer.
Crispin: The Cross of Lead
by Avi Avi Details
Falsely accused of theft and murder, an orphaned peasant boy in fourteenth-century England flees his village and meets a larger-than-life juggler who holds a dangerous secret. Lexile Level: 780
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A Corner of the Universe
by Ann M. Martin Details
The summer that Hattie turns twelve, she meets the childlike uncle she never knew and becomes friends with a girl who works at the carnival that comes to her small town.
Hoot
by Carl Hiaasen Details
Roy, who is new to his small Florida community, becomes involved in another boy's attempt to save a colony of burrowing owls from a proposed construction site.
Pictures of Hollis Woods
by Patricia Reilly Giff Details
A troublesome twelve-year-old orphan, staying with an elderly artist who needs her, remembers the only other time she was happy in a foster home, with a family that truly seemed to care about her.
Surviving the Applewhites
by Stephanie S. Tolan Details
Jake, a budding juvenile delinquent, is sent for home schooling to the arty and eccentric Applewhite family's Creative Academy, where he discovers talents and interests he never knew he had.
The House of the Scorpion
by Nancy Farmer Details
In a future where humans despise clones, Matt enjoys special status as the young clone of El Patrón, the 142-year-old leader of a corrupt drug empire nestled between Mexico and the United States.
A Single Shard
by Linda Sue Park Details
Tree-ear, a thirteen-year-old orphan in medieval Korea, lives under a bridge in a potters' village, and longs to learn how to throw the delicate celadon ceramics himself.
Carver : A Life in Poems
by Marilyn Nelson Details
This collection of poems provides a lyrical account of the life of George Washington Carver, a man born into slavery who went on to head the agricultural department at the Tuskegee Institute.
Everything on a Waffle
by Polly Horvath Details
Eleven-year-old Primrose living in a small fishing village in British Columbia recounts her experiences and all that she learns about human nature and the unpredictability of life in the months after her parents are lost at sea.
A Year Down Yonder
by Richard Peck Details
During the recession of 1937, fifteen-year-old Mary Alice is sent to live with her feisty, larger-than-life grandmother in rural Illinois and comes to a better understanding of this fearsome woman.
Because of Winn-Dixie
by Kate DiCamillo Details
Ten-year-old India Opal Buloni describes her first summer in the town of Naomi, Florida, and all the good things that happen to her because of her big ugly dog Winn-Dixie.
Hope Was Here
by Joan Bauer Details
When sixteen-year-old Hope and the aunt who has raised her move from Brooklyn to Mulhoney, Wisconsin, to work as waitress and cook in the Welcome Stairways diner, they become involved with the diner owner's political campaign to oust the town's corrupt mayor.
Joey Pigza Loses Control
by Jack Gantos Details
Joey, who is still taking medication to keep him from getting too wired, goes to spend the summer with the hard-drinking father he has never known and tries to help the baseball team he coaches win the championship.
The Wanderer
by Sharon Creech Details
Thirteen-year-old Sophie and her cousin Cody record their transatlantic crossing aboard the Wanderer, a forty-five foot sailboat, which, along with uncles and another cousin, is en route to visit their grandfather in England.
Bud, Not Buddy
by Christopher Paul Curtis Details
Ten-year-old Bud, a motherless boy living in Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression, escapes a bad foster home and sets out in search of the man he believes to be his father--the renowned bandleader, H.E. Calloway of Grand Rapids.
26 Fairmount Avenue
by Tomie De Paola Details
Children's author-illustrator Tomie De Paola describes his experiences at home and in school when he was a boy.
Getting Near to Baby
by Audrey Couloumbis Details
After their baby sister dies, Willa Jo and Little Sister's family falls apart. Their mother sinks deep into an unshakable depression, so the two older girls are sent to live with their strict Aunt Patty and her husband. Since Little Sister refuses to talk, Willa Jo has to try and make things right in their new home, but she can't stop missing her mother or the life the four of them had before Baby died. Aunt Patty is trying as hard as she can, but she doesn't really understand what Willa Jo and Little Sister are trying to deal with-until the morning the two girls climb up to the roof of her house, and stay there. Audrey Couloumbis's masterful debut novel brings to mind Karen Hesse, Katherine Paterson, and Betsy Byars's The Summer of the Swans -it is a story you will never forget.
Our Only May Amelia
by Jennifer L. Holm Details
As the only girl in a Finnish American family of seven brothers, May Amelia Jackson resents being expected to act like a lady while growing up in Washington state in 1899.
Holes
by Louis Sachar Details
As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.
A Long Way from Chicago: A Novel in Stories
by Richard Peck Details
A boy recounts his annual summer trips to rural Illinois with his sister during the Great Depression to visit their larger-than-life grandmother. Lexile Level: 750
Out of the Dust
by Karen Hesse Details
In a series of poems, fifteen-year-old Billie Jo relates the hardships of living on her family's wheat farm in Oklahoma during the dust bowl years of the Depression.
Ella Enchanted
by Gail Carson Levine Details
In this novel based on the story of Cinderella, Ella struggles against the childhood curse that forces her to obey any order given to her.
Lily's Crossing
by Patricia Reilly Giff Details
During a summer spent at Rockaway Beach in 1944, Lily's friendship with a young Hungarian refugee causes her to see the war and her own world differently.
Wringer
by Jerry Spinelli Details
As Palmer comes of age, he must either accept the violence of being a wringer at his town's annual Pigeon Day or find the courage to oppose it.
The View From Saturday
by E. L. Konigsburg Details
Four students, with their own individual stories, develop a special bond and attract the attention of their teacher, a paraplegic, who chooses them to represent their sixth-grade class in the Academic Bowl competition.
A Girl Named Disaster
by Nancy Farmer Details
While fleeing from Mozambique to Zimbabwe to escape an unwanted marriage, Nhamo, an eleven-year-old Shona girl, struggles to escape drowning and starvation and in so doing comes close to the luminous world of the African spirits.
Belle Prater's Boy
by Ruth White Details
When Woodrow's mother suddenly disappears, he moves to his grandparents' home in a small Virginia town where he befriends his cousin and together they find the strength to face the terrible losses and fears in their lives.
Moorchild
by Eloise Jarvis McGraw Details
Feeling that she is neither fully human nor "Folk," a changeling learns her true identity and attempts to find the human child whose place she had been given.
The Thief
by Megan Whalen Turner Details
Gen flaunts his ingenuity as a thief and relishes the adventure which takes him to a remote temple of the gods where he will attempt to steal a precious stone.
The Midwife's Apprentice
by Karen Cushman Details
In medieval England, a nameless, homeless girl is taken in by a sharp-tempered midwife, and in spite of obstacles and hardship, eventually gains the three things she most wants: a full belly, a contented heart, and a place in this world.
The Great Fire
by Jim Murphy Details
By weaving personal accounts of actual survivors together with the carefully researched history of Chicago and the disaster, the author constructs a narrative of the Great Fire of Chicago. He goes on to show how, even in a time of deepest despair, the human spirit triumphed, as the people of Chicago found the courage and strength to build their city once again.
The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963
by Christopher Paul Curtis Details
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.
What Jamie Saw
by Carolyn Coman Details
Having fled to a family friend's hillside trailer after his mother's boyfriend tried to throw his baby sister against a wall, nine-year-old Jamie finds himself living an existence full of uncertainty and fear.
Yolonda's Genius
by Carol Fenner Details
Yolonda's younger brother, Andrew, plays beautiful music with the harmonica left to him by their father. When bullies destroy Andrew's harmonica, Yolonda reveals her brother's musical genius to the world.
Walk Two Moons
by Sharon Creech Details
After her mother leaves home suddenly, thirteen-year-old Sal and her grandparents take a car trip retracing her mother's route. Along the way, Sal recounts the story of her friend Phoebe, whose mother also left. Lexile Level: 770
Catherine, Called Birdy
by Karen Cushman Details
The thirteen-year-old daughter of an English country knight keeps a journal in which she records the events of her life, particularly her longing for adventures beyond the usual role of women and her efforts to avoid being married off. Lexile 1170
The Ear, the Eye and the Arm
by Nancy Farmer Details
In 2194 in Zimbabwe, General Matsika's three children are kidnapped and put to work in a plastic mine while three mutant detectives use their special powers to search for them.
The Giver
by Lois Lowry Details
Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.
Crazy Lady
by Jane Leslie Conly Details
Receiving less and less attention from his widowed father, Vernon joins with his friends as they ridicule the neighborhood outcasts--Maxine, an alcoholic prone to public displays of outrageous behavior, and Ronald, her retarded son. Then social services tries to put Ronald into a special home, and Vernon finds himself fighting the agency.
Dragon's Gate
by Laurence Yep Details
When he accidentally kills a Manchu, a fifteen-year-old Chinese boy is sent to America to join his father, an uncle, and other Chinese working to build a tunnel for the transcontinental railroad through the Sierra Nevada mountains in 1867. Sequel to "Mountain light."
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Eleanor Roosevelt : A Life of Discovery
by Russell Freedman Details
A photobiography of the first wife of a president to have a public life and career of her own.
Missing May
by Cynthia Rylant Details
After the death of the beloved aunt who has raised her, twelve-year-old Summer and her uncle Ob leave their West Virginia trailer in search of the strength to go on living.
Somewhere in the Darkness
by Walter Dean Myers Details
An exciting, eye-catching repackage of acclaimed author Walter Dean Myers' bestselling paperbacks, to coincide with the publication of SUNRISE OVER FALLUJA in hardcover. Jimmy hasn't seen his father in nine years. But one day he comes back -- on the run from the law. Together, the two of them travel across the country -- where Jimmy's dad will find the man who can exonerate him of the crime for which he was convicted. Along the way, Jimmy discovers a lot about his father and himself -- and that while things can't always be fixed, sometimes they can be understood and forgiven.
The Dark-Thirty : Southern Tales of the Supernatural
by Patricia C. McKissack Details
A collection of ghost stories with African American themes, designed to be told during the Dark Thirty--the half hour before sunset--when ghosts seem all too believable.
What Hearts
by Bruce Brooks Details
Four interrelated stories about significant moments in the life of a brilliant boy named Asa who learns about baseball, survival, and the power of the words of love.
Shiloh
by Phyllis R. Naylor Details
When he finds a lost beagle in the hills behind his West Virginia home, Marty tries to hide it from his family and the dog's real owner, a mean-spirited man known to shoot deer out of season and to mistreat his dogs.
Nothing But the Truth : a Documentary Novel
by  Avi Details
A ninth-grader's suspension for singing "The Star-Spangled Banner" during homeroom becomes a national news story.
The Wright Brothers : How They Invented the Airplane
by Russell Freedman Details
Follows the lives of the Wright brothers and describes how they developed the first airplane.
Maniac Magee
by Jerry Spinelli Details
After his parents die, Jeffrey Lionel Magee's life becomes legendary, as he accomplishes athletic and other feats which awe his contemporaries.
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
by  Avi Details
A vicious captain, a mutinous crew -- and a young girl caught in the middle Not every thirteen-year-old girl is accused of murder, brought to trial, and found guilty. But I was just such a girl, and my story is worth relating even if it did happen years ago. Be warned, however: If strong ideas and action offend you, read no more. Find another companion to share your idle hours. For my part I intend to tell the truth as I lived it.
Number the Stars
by Lois Lowry Details
In 1943, during the German occupation of Denmark, ten-year-old Annemarie learns how to be brave and courageous when she helps shelter her Jewish friend from the Nazis.
Afternoon of the Elves
by Janet Taylor Lisle Details
As Hillary works in the miniature village, allegedly built by elves, in Sara-Kate's backyard, she becomes more and more curious about Sara-Kate's real life inside her big, gloomy house with her mysterious, silent mother.
Shabanu, Daughter of the Wind
by Suzanne Fisher Staples Details
Life is both sweet and cruel to strong-willed young Shabanu, whose home is the windswept Cholistan Desert of Pakistan. The second daughter in a family with no sons, she's been allowed freedoms forbidden to most Muslim girls. But when a tragic encounter with a wealthy and powerful landowner ruins the marriage plans of her older sister, Shabanu is called upon to sacrifice everything she's dreamed of. Should she do what is necessary to uphold her family's honor--or listen to the stirrings of her own heart?
The Winter Room
by Gary Paulsen Details
A young boy growing up on a northern Minnesota farm describes the scenes around him and recounts his old Norwegian uncle's tales of an almost mythological logging past.
Joyful Noise : Poems for Two Voices
by Paul Fleischman Details
A collection of poems describing the characteristics and activities of a variety of insects.
In The Beginning : Creation Stories from Around the World
by Virgina Hamilton Details
A thought-provoking collection of twenty-five stories that reflect the wonder and glory of the origins of the world and humankind. With commentary by the author.
Scorpions
by Walter Dean Myers Details
After reluctantly taking on the leadership of the Harlem gang, the Scorpions, Jamal finds that his enemies treat him with respect when he acquires a gun--until a tragedy occurs.
Lincoln : A Photobiography
by Russell Freedman Details
Photographs and text trace the life of the Civil War President.
After the Rain
by Norma Fox Mazer Details
For use in schools and libraries only. After discovering her grandfather is dying, 15-year-old Rachel gets to know him better than ever before and finds the experience bittersweet.
Hatchet
by Gary Paulsen Details
After a plane crash, thirteen-year-old Brian spends fifty-four days in the wilderness, learning to survive with only the aid of a hatchet given him by his mother, and learning also to survive his parents' divorce
The Whipping Boy
by Sid Fleischman Details
A bratty prince and his whipping boy have many adventures when they inadvertently trade places after becoming involved with dangerous outlaws.
A Fine White Dust
by Cynthia Rylant Details
The visit of the traveling Preacher Man to his small North Carolina town gives new impetus to thirteen-year-old Peter's struggle to reconcile his own deeply felt religious belief with the beliefs and non-beliefs of his family and friends.
On My Honor
by Marion D. Bauer Details
When his best friend drowns while they are both swimming in a treacherous river that they had promised never to go near, Joel is devastated and terrified at having to tell both sets of parents the terrible consequences of their disobedience.
Volcano : The Eruption and Healing of Mount St. Helens
by Patricia Lauber Details
"This is a spectacular book; Lauber's narrative describing the eruption, aftermath, and gradual return of life to the Mount St. Helens slopes devastated by the 1980 eruption is anchored with stellar color photographs that show each phase of the destruction and the healing. . . . This is a substantive explanation set off by superb book design".--Booklist, starred review. A Newbery Honor Book. 80 full-color photos.
Sarah, Plain and Tall
by Patricia MacLachlan Details
When their father invites a mail-order bride to come live with them in their prairie home, Caleb and Anna are captivated by their new mother and hope that she will stay.
Commodore Perry in the Land of the Shogun
by Rhoda Blumberg Details
In 1853, few Japanese people knew that a country called America even existed. For centuries, Japan had isolated itself from the outside world by refusing to trade with other countries and even refusing to help shipwrecked sailors, foreign or Japanese. The country's people still lived under a feudal system like that of Europe in the Middle Ages. But everything began to change when American Commodore Perry and his troops sailed to the Land of the Rising Sun, bringing with them new science and technology, and a new way of life.
Dogsong
by Gary Paulsen Details
A fourteen-year-old Eskimo boy who feels at odds with aspects of modern life takes a 1400-mile journey by dog sled across ice, tundra, and mountains seeking his own "song" of himself. Lexile 930
The Hero and the Crown
by Robin McKinley Details
Aerin, with the guidance of the wizard Luthe and the help of the blue sword, wins the birthright due her as the daughter of the Damarian king and a witchwoman of the mysterious, demon-haunted North.
Like Jake and Me
by Mavis Jukes Details
In this Newbery Honor--winning story from 1984, a new family builds a relationship as a stepfather and stepson celebrate their differences and take heart in their similarities.
One-Eyed Cat
by Paula Fox Details
An eleven-year-old shoots a stray cat with his new air rifle, subsequently suffers from guilt, and eventually assumes responsibility for it.
The Moves Make the Man
by Bruce Brooks Details
Reverse spin, triple pump, reverse dribble, stutter step with twist to the left, stutter into jumper, blind pass. These are me. The moves make the man. The moves make me. Jerome foxworthy -- the Jayfox to his friends -- likes to think he can handle anything. He handled growing up without a father. He handled being the first black kid in school. And he sure can handle a basketball. Then Jerome meets bix Rivers -- mysterious and moody, but a great athlete. So Jerome decides to teach bix his game. He can tell that bix has the talent. All he's got to do is learn the right moves....
Dear Mr. Henshaw
by Beverly Cleary Details
In his letters to his favorite author, ten-year-old Leigh reveals his problems in coping with his parents' divorce, being the new boy in school, and generally finding his own place in the world.
A Solitary Blue
by Cynthia Voigt Details
Jeff's mother, who deserted the family years before, reenters his life and widens the gap between Jeff and his father, a gap that only truth, love, and friendship can heal.
Sugaring Time
by Kathryn Lasky Details
Text and photographs show how a family taps the sap from maple trees and processes it into maple syrup.
The Sign of the Beaver
by Elizabeth George Speare Details
Left alone to guard the family's wilderness home in eighteenth-century Maine, a boy is hard-pressed to survive until local Indians teach him their skills.
The Wish Giver : Three Tales of Coven Tree
by Bill Brittain Details
The people of Coven Tree are no strangers to magic. In fact, the town's very name comes from a gnarled old tree where covens of witches used to gather. Even now, imps and fiends continue to appear, frightening the townfolk with their devilish pranks. Usually these creatures are easy to spot. They have a particular smell, or sound, or way of moving, that betrays their dark nature. But Thaddeus Blinn showed none of these signs when he came to Coven Tree. He was just a funny little man who drifted into town with a strange tale about being able to give people whatever they wished - for only fifty cents. There was nothing scary about him. At least, not until the wishing began...
Dicey's Song
by Cynthia Voigt Details
Now that the four abandoned Tillerman children are settled in with their grandmother, Dicey finds that their new beginnings require love, trust, humor, and courage.
Doctor DeSoto
by William Steig Details
"Doctor De Soto, the dentist, did very good work." With the aid of his able assistant, Mrs. De Soto, he copes with the toothaches of animals large and small. His expertise is so great that his fortunate patients never feel any pain. Since he's a mouse, Doctor De Soto refuses to treat "dangerous" animals--that is, animals who have a taste for mice. But one day a fox shows up and begs for relief from the tooth that's killing him. How can the kindhearted De Sotos turn him away? But how can they make sure that the fox doesn't give in to his baser instincts once his tooth is fixed? Those clever De Sotos will find a way. Doctor De Soto is a 1982 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and Outstanding Book of the Year, a 1983 Boston Globe - Horn Book Awards Honor Book for Picture Books, and a 1983 Newbery Honor Book.
Graven Images
by Paul Fleischman Details
A collection of three stories about a child who reads the lips of those who whisper secrets into a statue's ear; a daydreaming shoemaker's apprentice who must find ways to make the girl he loves notice him; and a stone carver who creates a statue of a ghost.
Homesick : My Own Story
by Jean Fritz Details
The author's fictionalized account of her childhood in China in the 1920s.
Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush
by Virgina Hamilton Details
The first time Teresa saw Brother was the way she would think of him ever after. Tree fell head over heels for him. It was love at first sight in a wild beating of her heart that took her breath. But it was a dark Friday three weeks later when it rained, hard and wicked, before she knew Brother Rush was a ghost.Why had he come to her, with his dark secrets from a long-ago past? Was it to help Dab, her retarded older brother, wracked with mysterious pain? Was it for her mother, Vy, who loved them the best she knew how, but wasn't home enough to ease the terrible longing? Whatever secrets he held, Tree knew she must follow. She must follow Brother Rush through the magic mirror, and find out the truth. About all of them.
The Blue Sword
by Robin McKinley Details
Harry, bored with her sheltered life in the remote orange-growing colony of Daria, discovers magic in herself when she is kidnapped by a native king with mysterious powers.
A Visit to William Blake's Inn : Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers
by Nancy Willard Details
A collection of poems describing the curious menagerie of guests who arrive at William Blake's inn.
Ramona Quimby, Age 8
by Beverly Cleary Details
The further adventures of the Quimby family as Ramona enters the third grade.
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Upon the Head of the Goat : A Childhood in Hungary 1939-1944
by Aranka Siegal Details
Nine-year-old Piri describes the bewilderment of being a Jewish child during the 1939-1944 German occupation of her hometown (then in Hungary and now in the Ukraine) and relates the ordeal of trying to survive in the ghetto.
Jacob Have I Loved
by Katherine Paterson Details
Feeling deprived all her life of schooling, friends, mother, and even her name by her twin sister, Louise finally begins to find her identity.
A Ring of Endless Light
by Madeleine L'Engle Details
During the summer her grandfather is dying of leukemia and death seems all around, 15-year-old Vicky finds comfort with the pod of dolphins with which she has been doing research.
The Fledgling
by Jane Langton Details
Georgie's fondest hope, to be able to fly, is fleetingly fulfilled when she is befriended by a Canada goose.
A Gathering of Days : A New England Girl's Journal, 1830-1832
by Joan W. Blos Details
The journal of a 14-year-old girl, kept the last year she lived on the family farm, records daily events in her small New Hampshire town, her father's remarriage, and the death of her best friend.
The Road from Home : The Story of an Armenian Girl
by David Kherdian Details
A biography of the author's mother concentrating on her childhood in Turkey before the Turkish government deported its Armenian population.
The Westing Game
by Ellen Raskin Details
The mysterious death of an eccentric millionaire brings together an unlikely assortment of heirs who must uncover the circumstances of his death before they can claim their inheritance.
The Great Gilly Hopkins
by Katherine Paterson Details
An eleven-year-old foster child tries to cope with her longings and fears as she schemes against everyone who tries to be friendly.
Bridge to Terabithia
by Katherine Paterson Details
The life of a ten-year-old boy in rural Virginia expands when he becomes friends with a newcomer who subsequently meets an untimely death trying to reach their hideaway, Terabithia, during a storm.
Anpao : An American Indian Odyssey
by Jamake Highwater Details
Anpao is young and Handsome and Brave -- a man any maiden would be proud to call her husband. Any maiden but Ko-Ko-Mik-e-is, that is, who calims she belongs to the Sun alone. And so Anpao sets off for the house of the Sun to ask permission to marry the woman he loves. But Anpao's journey is not an easy one. Before he can reach the Sun, Anapao must travel back in time to the dawn of the world. He must relive his own creation, venture through The World Beneath the World, and battle the many magical mystical creatures of Native American legends. For only by doing so can Anpao discover who he really is, and rove to the Sun why he alone is worthy of the fair Ko-komik-e-is
Ramona and Her Father
by Beverly Cleary Details
The family routine is upset during Ramona's year in second grade when her father unexpectedly loses his job.
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
by Mildred D. Taylor Details
A black family living in Mississippi during the Depression of the 1930s is faced with prejudice and discrimination which its children do not understand.
A String in the Harp
by Nancy Bond Details
A family in mourning...an ancient bard...a harp key that brings them together... When fifteen-year-old Jen Morgan flies to Wales to spend Christmas with her family, she's not expecting much from the holiday. A year after her mother's sudden death, her father seems preoccupied by the teaching job that has brought him and Jen's younger siblings to Wales for the year. Her brother, Peter, is alternately hostile and sullen,and her sister, Becky, misses Jen terribly. Then Peter tells Jen he's found a strange artifact, a harp key that shows him pictures from the life of Taliesin, the great bard whose life in sixth-century Wales has been immortalized in legend. At first Jen doesn't believe him, but when the key's existence -- and its strange properties -- become known to the wider world, the Morgans must act together against a threat to the key...and to their family.
Abel's Island
by William Steig Details
Castaway on an uninhabited island, Abel, a very civilized mouse, finds his resourcefulness and endurance tested to the limit as he struggles to survive and return to his home.
The Grey King
by Susan Cooper Details
In this fourth book of The Dark Is Rising sequence, Will Stanton, visiting in Wales, is swept into a desperate quest to find the golden harp and to awaken the ancient Sleepers.
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Dragonwings
by Laurence Yep Details
A Chinese immigrant and his son build a flying machine in "an unusual historical novel, unique in its perspective of the Chinese in America and its portrayal of early 20th century San Francisco, including the Earthquake, from an immigrant's viewpoint."--"School Library Journal."
The Hundred Penny Box
by Sharon Bell Mathis Details
Michael loves his great-great-aunt Dew, even if she can't always remember his name. He especially loves to spend time with her and her beloved hundred penny box, listening to stories about each of the hundred years of her life. Michael's mother wants to throw out the battered old box that holds the pennies, but Michael understands that the box itself is as important to Aunt Dew as the memories it contains. Winner of a Newbery Honor, this beautiful story will be available in a collector's edition featuring heavy interior stock embossing and silver ink on the cover, and a thread-sewn binding for added durability. A timeless story of the relationship between a boy and his elderly relative, this new edition is one that families young and old will treasure for years to come.
M. C. Higgins, the Great
by Virgina Hamilton Details
As a slag heap, the result of strip mining, creeps closer to his house in the Ohio hills, fifteen-year-old M.C. is torn between trying to get his family away and fighting for the home they love.
Figgs & Phantoms
by Ellen Raskin Details
Mona has the most unusual family in town-and the most notorious. While she hates all the attention her eccentric relatives bring to her, there is one Figg family member she likes: her uncle Florence, the book dealer. But Uncle Florence keeps hinting that he's going to find his way to Capri, the Figg family heaven. And that means leaving Mona behind. Can Mona find Capri before it's too late, or will she learn that things are seldom what they seem when books are involved?
My Brother Sam is Dead
by James Lincoln Collier Details
Recounts the tragedy that strikes the Meeker family during the Revolution when one son joins the rebel forces while the rest of the family tries to stay neutral in a Tory town.
Philip Hall Likes Me, I Reckon Maybe
by Bette Greene Details
Philip Hall is the cutest, smartest boy in the sixth grade, and Beth Lambert loves him. The fact that he beats her in classwork, sports, and almost everything else doesn't bother Beth at first. Then she realizes that Philip might be best because she's letting him beat her. Beth knows that she deserves to be Number One--and she's going to prove it!
The Perilous Gard
by Elizabeth Marie Pope Details
In 1558 while imprisoned at Elwenwood Hall, a remote castle in northern England, teenaged Kate Sutton finds herself involved in a series of mysterious events that eventually bring her to an underground labyrinth peopled by the last practitioners of druidic magic.
The Slave Dancer
by Paula Fox Details
Kidnapped by the crew of an Africa-bound ship, a thirteen-year-old boy discovers to his horror that he is on a slaver and his job is to play music for the exercise periods of the human cargo.
The Dark is Rising
by Susan Cooper Details
On his eleventh birthday Will Stanton discovers that he is the last of the Old Ones, destined to seek the six magical Signs that will enable the Old Ones to triumph over the evil forces of the Dark. Lexile 910
Julie of the Wolves
by Jean Craighead George Details
While running away from home and an unwanted marriage, a thirteen-year-old Eskimo girl becomes lost on the North Slope of Alaska and is befriended by a wolf pack.
Frog and Toad Together
by Arnold Lobel Details
Five further adventures of two best friends as they share cookies, plant a garden, and test their bravery.
The Upstairs Room
by Johanna Reiss Details
A Dutch Jewish girl describes the two-and-one-half years she spent in hiding in the upstairs bedroom of a farmer's house during World War II.
The Witches of Worm
by Zilpha Keatley Snyder Details
A lonely twelve-year-old is convinced that the cat she finds is possessed by a witch and is responsible for her own strange behavior.
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
by Robert O'Brien Details
Having no one to help her with her problems, a widowed mouse visits the rats whose former imprisonment in a laboratory made them wise and long lived.
Annie and the Old One
by Miska Miles Details
Annie is a young Navajo girl who refuses to believe that her grandmother, the Old One, will die. Sadly, Annie learns that she cannot change the course of life.
Incident at Hawk's Hill
by Allan W. Eckert Details
A shy, lonely six-year-old wanders into the Canadian prairie and spends a summer under the protection of a badger.
The Headless Cupid
by Zilpha Keatley Snyder Details
Life is never quite the same again for eleven-year-old David after the arrival of his new stepsister, a student of the occult.
The Planet of Junior Brown
by Virgina Hamilton Details
Junior Brown, an overprotected three-hundred pound musical prodigy who's prone to having fantasies, and Buddy Clark, a loner who lives by his wits because he has no family whatsoever, have been on the hook from their eighth-grade classroom all semester. Most of the time they have been in the school building -- in a secret cellar room behind a false wall, where Mr. Pool, the janitor, has made a model of the solar system. They have been pressing their luck for months...and then they are caught. As society -- in the form of a zealous assistant principal -- closes in on them, Junior's fantasies become more desperate, and Buddy draws on all his resources to ensure his friend's well-being.
The Tombs of Atuan
by Ursula K. Le Guin Details
In this second novel in the Earthsea series, Tenar is chosen as high priestess to the ancient and nameless Powers of the Earth, and everything is taken from her--home, family, possessions, even her name. She is now known only as Arha, the Eaten One, and guards the shadowy, labyrinthine Tombs of Atuan. Then a wizard, Ged Sparrowhawk, comes to steal the Tombs' greatest hidden treasure, the Ring of Erreth-Akbe. Tenar's duty is to protect the Ring, but Ged possesses the light of magic and tales of a world that Tenar has never known. Will Tenar risk everything to escape from the darkness that has become her domain?
Summer of the Swans
by Betsy Byars Details
A teen-age girl gains new insight into herself and her family when her mentally retarded brother gets lost.
Enchantress From the Stars
by Sylvia Louise Engdahl Details
When young Elana unexpectedly joins the team leaving the spaceship to study the planet Andrecia, she becomes an integral part of an adventure involving three very different civilizations, each one centered on the third planet from the star in its own solar system.
Kneeknock Rise
by Natalie Babbitt Details
From the moment young Egan arrives in Instep for the annual fair, he is entranced by the fable surrounding the misty peak of Kneeknock Rise: On stormy nights when the rain drives harsh and cold, an undiscovered creature raises its voice and moans. Nobody knows what it is - nobody has ever dared to try to find out and come back again. Before long, Egan is climbing the Rise to find an answer to the mystery.
Sing Down the Moon
by Scott O'Dell Details
A young Navaho girl recounts the events of 1864 when her tribe was forced to march to Fort Sumner as prisoners of the white soldiers.
Sounder
by William H. Armstrong Details
Angry and humiliated when his sharecropper father is jailed for stealing food for his family, a young black boy grows in courage and understanding by learning to read and with the help of the devoted dog Sounder.
Journey Outside
by Mary Q. Steele Details
The Raft People live in darkness and travel a circular journey on a underground river. One boy finds his way outside and tries to learn as much as possible so he can ultimately lead his people there to the Better Place.
Our Eddie
by Sulamith Ish-Kishor Details
Teenaged Eddie tries to make up to his family for his father's lack of warmth and financial support, but seems doomed to tragedy at every turn.
The Many Ways of Seeing : An Introduction to the Pleasures of Art
by Janet Gaylord Moore Details
An introduction to art appreciation through a brief history of art, an explanation of various techniques and styles, and suggested exercises for the amateur.
The High King
by Lloyd Alexander Details
Taran, Assistant Pig-keeper, and Prince Gwydion prepare for a fierce battle with Arawn-Death-Lord when he acquires the sword of Dyrnwyn, the most powerful weapon in the kingdom of Prydain.
To Be a Slave
by Julius Lester Details
A compilation, selected from various sources and arranged chronologically, of the reminiscences of slaves and ex-slaves about their experiences from the leaving of Africa through the Civil War and into the early twentieth century.
When Schlemiel Went to Warsaw and Other Stories
by Isaac Bashevis Singer Details
Eight stories, some inspired by traditional Jewish tales, feature such characters as Shlemiel, Todie, Rabbi Leib and Menaseh.
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
by E. L. Konigsburg Details
Having run away with her younger brother to live in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, twelve-year-old Claudia strives to keep things in order in their new home and to become a changed person and a heroine to herself. Lexile Level: 700
Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth
by E. L. Konigsburg Details
Two fifth-grade girls, one of whom is the first black child in a middle-income suburb, play at being apprentice witches.
The Black Pearl
by Scott O'Dell Details
In claiming as his own the magnificent black pearl he finds, a sixteen-year-old youth enrages the sea devil who legend says is its owner.
The Egypt Game
by Zilpha Keatley Snyder Details
A group of children, entranced with the study of Egypt, play their own Egypt game, are visited by a secret oracle, become involved in a murder, and befriend the Professor before they move on to new interests, such as Gypsies.
The Fearsome Inn
by Isaac Bashevis Singer Details
Two witches, who practice their evil trade on lost travelers, are banished through the wisdom of a student of the holy cabala, and the power of his magic chalk.
Up a Road Slowly
by Irene Hunt Details
After her mother's death, Julie goes to live with Aunt Cordelia, a spinster schoolteacher, where she experiences many emotions and changes as she grows from seven to eighteen.
The Jazz Man
by Mary Hays Weik Details
Nine-year-old Zeke, who lives in Harlem, listens to the wonderful music coming from the jazz musician's piano across the court and escapes for a while from the harsh realities that worry him.
The King's Fifth
by Scott O'Dell Details
Seven members of Coronado's army attempt to find the fabled cities of Cibola.
Zlateh The Goat and Other Stories
by Isaac Bashevis Singer Details
Seven stories based on middle-European Jewish folklore and legends.
I, Juan de Pareja
by Elizabeth Borton de Trevino Details
The slave of the 17th century Spanish painter Velazquez becomes a painter in his own right.
The Animal Family
by Randall Jarrell Details
A lonely hunter living in the wilderness beside the sea gains a family made up of a mermaid, a bear, a lynx, and a boy.
The Black Cauldron
by Lloyd Alexander Details
Taran, Assistant Pig-Keeper of Prydain, faces even more dangers as he seeks the magical Black Cauldron, the chief implement of the evil powers of Arawn, lord of the Land of Death.
The Noonday Friends
by Mary Stolz Details
When trouble strikes at home, Franny finds herself quarreling with her best friend, Simone.
Shadow of a Bull
by Maia Wojciechowska Details
Manolo Olivar has to make a decision: to follow in his famous father's shadow and become a bullfighter, or to follow his heart and become a doctor.
Across Five Aprils
by Irene Hunt Details
Young Jethro Creighton grows from a boy to a man when he is left to take care of the family farm in Illinois during the difficult years of the Civil War.
It's Like This, Cat
by Emily Neville Details
My father is always talking about how a dog can be very educational for a boy. This is one reason I got a cat. Dave Mitchell and his father yell at each other a lot, and whenever the fighting starts, Dave's mother gets an asthma attack. That's when Dave storms out of the house. Then Dave meets Tom, a strange boy who helps him rescue Cat. It isn't long before Cat introduces Dave to Mary, a wonderful girl from Coney Island. Slowly Dave comes to see the complexities in people's lives and to understand himself and his family a little better.
Rascal : A Memoir of a Better Era
by Sterling North Details
The author's carefree life in a small midwestern town at the close of World War I, and his adventures with his pet raccoon, Rascal.
The Loner
by Ester Wier Details
A lonely boy who has no home and works as a migrant laborer makes friends with a sheep-raising family.
A Wrinkle in Time
by Madeleine L'Engle Details
Meg Murry, her brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger.
Men of Athens
by Olivia Coolidge Details
A history of classical Athens, given in short stories.
Thistle and Thyme : Tales and Legends from Scotland
by Sorche Nic Leodhas Details
A collection of ten Scottish legends and cottage tales.
The Bronze Bow
by Elizabeth George Speare Details
When the Romans brutally kill Daniel bar Jamin's father, the young Palestinian searches for a leader to drive them out, but comes to realize that love may be a more powerful weapon than hate.
Belling The Tiger
by Mary Stolz Details
Small twin mice, Bob and Ozzie are chosen to bell the house cat.
Frontier Living
by Edwin Tunis Details
Describes the daily lives of American pioneers who explored and settled the territories west of the Appalachians.
The Golden Goblet
by Eloise Jarvis McGraw Details
A young Egyptian boy struggles to reveal a hideous crime and reshape his own destiny.
Island of the Blue Dolphins
by Scott O'Dell Details
Records the courage and self-reliance of an Indian girl who lived alone for eighteen years on an isolated island off the California coast when her tribe emigrated and she was left behind.
America Moves Forward : A History for Peter
by Gerald W. Johnson Details
"America is born and America grows up told the story of our country from its early beginnings to World War I. This final volume, which deals with the crucial period from 1917 to the present, brilliantly concludes Mr. Johnson's distinguished history of America."
Old Ramon
by Jack Schaefer Details
A wise old shepherd teaches a young boy lessons about survival, bravery, wisdom, and friendship as he shows him how to care for a flock of sheep in the harsh Mojave Desert.
The Cricket in Times Square
by George Selden Details
The adventures of a country cricket who unintentionally arrives in New York and is befriended by Tucker Mouse and Harry Cat.
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Onion John
by Joseph Krumgold Details
His friendship with the town odd-jobs man, Onion John, causes a conflict between Andy and his father.
America is Born : A History for Peter
by Gerald W. Johnson Details
Three hundred years of American history, from Columbus to 1787 when a group of state delegates met to see how they could strengthen the government.
My Side of the Mountain
by Jean Craighead George Details
A young boy relates his adventures during the year he spends living alone in the Catskill Mountains including his struggle for survival, his dependence on nature, his animal friends, and his ultimate realization that he needs human companionship.
The Gammage Cup
by Carol Kendall Details
A handful of Minnipins, a sober and sedate people, rise up against the Periods, the leading family of an isolated mountain valley, and are exiled to a mountain where they discover that the ancient enemies of their people are preparing to attack.
The Witch of Blackbird Pond
by Elizabeth George Speare Details
In 1687 in Connecticut, Kit Tyler, feeling out of place in the Puritan household of her aunt, befriends an old woman considered a witch by the community and suddenly finds herself standing trial for witchcraft.
Along Came a Dog
by Meindert Dejong Details
A stray dog earns a home for himself by protecting a little red hen and her chicks from a preying hawk.
Chucaro : Wild Pony of the Pampa
by Francis Kalnay Details
Adventures of a boy and his pony on the Argentine Pampa.
The Family Under the Bridge
by Natalie Savage Carlson Details
An old tramp, adopted by three fatherless children when their mother hides them under a bridge on the Seine, finds a home for mother and children and a job for himself.
The Perilous Road
by William O. Steele Details
Fourteen-year-old Chris, bitterly hating the Yankees for invading his Tennessee mountain home, learns a difficult lesson about the waste of war and the meaning of tolerance and courage when he reports the approach of a Yankee supply troop to the Confederates, only to learn that his brother is probably part of that troop.
Rifles for Watie
by Harold Keith Details
The story of Jeff Bussey, a farm boy living in 1861, who joins the Union army and goes on an important mission to discover how Stand Watie and his Confederate Cherokee Rebels are receiving repeating rifles from northern manufacturers.
Gone-Away Lake
by Elizabeth Enright Details
Portia and her cousin Julian discover adventure in a hidden colony of forgotten summer houses on the shores of a swampy lake.
The Great Wheel
by Robert Lawson Details
Eighteen-year-old Conn leaves Ireland and sails to America, where he helps build the first Ferris wheel for the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893.
The Horsecatcher
by Mari Sandoz Details
Unable to kill, a young Cheyenne is scorned by his tribe when he chooses to become a horse catcher rather than a warrior.
Tom Paine, Freedom's Apostle
by Leo Gurko Details
A biography which includes material on the American and French revolutions, and an analysis of ideas expressed in his writings.
Miracles on Maple Hill
by Virginia Sorensen Details
Marly and her family share many adventures when they move from the city to a farmhouse on Maple Hill.
Black Fox of Lorne
by Marguerite de Angeli Details
The story occurs in the tenth century, with two Viking twins shipwrecked on the Scottish coast. They seek to avenge the death of their father and encounter loyal clansmen at war, kindly shepherds, power-hungry lairds and staunch crofters.
Mr. Justice Holmes
by Clara Ingram Judson Details
A biography of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., describing his early education at dame and Latin schools and Harvard College, his years of military service during the Civil War, his study of law, his work on The Common Law and his years as lawyer and judge in Massachusetts and as justice of the Supreme Court.
Old Yeller
by Fred Gipson Details
With the help of a yellow stray dog named Old Yeller, fourteen-year-old Travis tries to meet his responsibilites on the family's Texas hill country farm in the 1860s.
The Corn Grows Ripe
by Dorothy Rhoads Details
When his father is badly injured in an accident, a young Mayan boy called Tigre wonders who will plant and harvest the corn that they need to survive--and to please the Mayan gods. Twelve-year-old Tigre has never done a man's work before. Now he will have to take his father's place.
The House of Sixty Fathers
by Meindert De Jong Details
Alone in a sampan with his pig and three ducklings, a little Chinese boy is whirled down a raging river, back to the town from which he and his parents had escaped the invading Japanese, and spends long and frightening days regaining his family and new home.
Carry On, Mr. Bowditch
by Jean Lee Latham Details
A fictionalized biography of the mathematician and astronomer who realized his childhood desire to become a ship's captain and authored The American Practical Navigator.
Men, Microscopes, and Living Things
by Katherine Shippen Details
A recording of the succession of theories and experiments relating to living things and an account of the men responsible for them.
The Golden Name Day
by Jennie Lindquist Details
While nine-year-old Nancy is staying with her adopted Swedish grandparents for a year, everyone tries to figure out how she can celebrate a name day since her name isn't Swedish.
The Secret River
by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Details
Young Calpurnia takes her dog, Buggy-horse, and follows her nose to a secret river in a Florida forest, where she catches enough fresh fish to feed her hungry neighbors, even after giving some to the forest creatures she meets on the way home.
The Wheel on the School
by Meindert De Jong Details
Six students in a tiny Dutch sea town engage practically the whole population in an effort to attract storks to nest on the town's roofs again.
Banner in the Sky
by James Ullman Details
Fifteen years ago, Rudi Matt's father died trying to climb the Citadel, the last unconquered summit in the Alps. Now, at 16, Rudi wants to place his banner on the top to prove that it can be done.
Courage of Sarah Noble
by Alice Dalgliesh Details
Remembering her mother's words, an eight-year-old girl finds courage to go alone with her father to build a new home in the Connecticut wilderness and to stay with the Indians when her father goes back to bring the rest of the family.
...And Now Miguel
by Joseph Krumgold Details
Depicts the story of Miguel who has a wish to go to the mountains in the summer with the shepherds and tend to the flocks of sheep.
All Alone
by Claire Huchet Bishop Details
The people of a French village in the Alps never work together until two shepherd boys and a potential catastrophe show them the way.
Hurry Home, Candy
by Meindert De Jong Details
A lonely, little stray dog survives several terrifying experiences, and eventually finds a good home.
Magic Maize
by Mary Buff Details
It is the story of Fabian, a Mayan Indian boy, who uncovers a rare jade earplug while secretly planting "magic maize." The earplug and maize lead to adventures so unusual that even Fabian's stubborn father is convinced that the old and new can live in peace.
Shadrach
by Meindert De Jong Details
Davie finds it almost unbelievable that he has a pet rabbit all his own, and he's devastated on the day he goes out to the barn and finds that Shadrach has slipped out of his hutch and disappeared. Based on the author's own childhood in the Netherlands, this tells of Davie's great joy when his grandfather promises him a real rabbit for his very own pet and the anxious days until it finally arrives....
Theodore Roosevelt, Fighting Patriot
by Clara Ingram Judson Details
This biography shows how Theodore Roosevelt's love of the outdoors helped him to overcome his sickly youth and emphasizes his interest in law and government, his many and varied contributions to his country.
Secret of the Andes
by Ann Nolan Clark Details
An Indian boy who tends llamas in a hidden valley in Peru learns the traditions and secrets of his Inca ancestors.
Charlotte's Web
by E.B. White Details
Wilbur, the pig, is desolate when he discovers that he is destined to be the farmer's Christmas dinner until his spider friend, Charlotte, decides to help him.
Moccasin Trail
by Eloise Jarvis McGraw Details
A pioneer boy, brought up by Crow Indians, is reunited with his family and attempts to orient himself in the white man's culture.
Red Sails to Capri
by Ann Weil Details
Michele helps three strangers find the beautiful Blue Grotto of Capri.
The Bears on Hemlock Mountain
by Alice Dalgliesh Details
A young boy sent on an errand over Hemlock Mountain is not so sure he likes going alone, because there may be bears on the mountain, but with the help of the big iron pot he borrows, he completes his errand.
Ginger Pye
by Eleanor Estes Details
The disappearance of a new puppy named Ginger and the appearance of a mysterious man in a mustard yellow hat bring excitement into the lives of the Pye children.
Americans Before Columbus
by Elizabeth Baity Details
Indians of North, Central, and South America - how they lived, what they wore, what they built, and the different art objects they created.
Minn of the Mississippi
by Holling C. Holling Details
The adventures of a three-legged snapping turtle as she travels from the headwaters to the mouth of the Mississippi River illustrate the life cycle of the turtle and the geography, history, geology, and climate of the river.
The Apple and the Arrow
by Mary Buff Details
Eleven-year-old Walter Tell awaits the skillful demonstration of his father William, a Swiss freedom fighter, who will shoot an apple from his head.
The Defender
by Nicholas Kalashnikoff Details
Turgen, a shepherd in northeastern Siberia, defends the wild mountain rams and befriends a widow and her children.
The Light at Tern Rock
by Julia Sauer Details
A vacation in the isolated lighthouse of Tern Rock provides a novel change for young Ronnie until he is faced with the prospect of spending Christmas in its cramped quarters.
Amos Fortune, Free Man
by Elizabeth Yates Details
John Newbery medal for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
Abraham Lincoln, Friend of the People
by Clara Ingram Judson Details
A biography of Lincoln whose success story became the symbol of the American dream--the backwoods boy who by honesty, dignity, and kindness won the highest office in the country.
Better Known as Johnny Appleseed
by Mabel Leigh Hunt Details
The life and legend of Johnny Appleseed presented in nine stories, each named for a variety of apples wich Johnny may have planted in the Midwest river valleys. Each story takes him westward from the Youhioheny to the Mississippi.
The Story of Appleby Capple
by Anne Parrish Details
"His name was Appleby Capple, but they called him Apple for short - an odd name, it is true, not for a fruit but for a boy. This is the story of his search for the rare Zebra butterfly, which he hoped to present to Cousin Clement on his ninety-ninth birthday, and of the many adventures that befell poor Apple when his search led him to become lost in the woods among the wood creatures, some Indians who just happened to be there, and all the birds and beasts that had recently escaped from a nearby zoo....
The Door in the Wall
by Marguerite de Angeli Details
A crippled boy in fourteenth-century England proves his courage and earns recognition from the King.
George Washington
by Genevieve Foster Details
A brief biography of the Commander-in-Chief of the American forces during the Revolution and first President of the new country.
Kildee House
by Rutherford Montgomery Details
When Jerome Kildee, a solitary man, builds a home in a redwood forest in California, he takes in some skunks and raccoons, but as they begin to multiply, Kildee looks to two human neighbors for help.
Song of the Pines : A Story of Norwegian Lumbering in Wisconsin
by Walter Havighurst Details
The story of Nils Thorsen, a Norwegian boy who emigrates to America and joins a group of his countrymen pioneering in Wisconsin territory.
The Blue Cat of Castle Town
by Catherine Coblentz Details
A blue kitten is born once in a blue moon in a town in Vermont. His destiny is to find a friendly hearth and inspire its owner with the beauty and wisdom of the river's song.
Tree of Freedom
by Rebecca Caudill Details
The two eldest children of a pioneer family are determined to carry their love of beauty and learning to their new home in the Kentucky Wilderness.
King of the Wind
by Marguerite Henry Details
Follows the adventures of an Arabian stallion brought to England to become one of the founding sires of the Thoroughbred breed, and the mute Arab stable boy who tended him with loyalty and devotion all his life.
Daughter of the Mountains
by Louise Rankin Details
Momo undertakes a dangerous journey from the mountains of Tibet to the city of Calcutta, in search of her stolen dog Pempa.
My Father's Dragon
by Ruth S. Gannett Details
A young boy determines to rescue a poor baby dragon who is being used by a group of lazy wild animals to ferry them across the river on Wild Island.
Seabird
by Holling C. Holling Details
An ivory gull carved by Ezra Brown in 1832 brings luck to four generations of his family as they travel on the seas and in the air.
Story of the Negro
by Arna Bontemps Details
A history of the Negro race, from the early tribes of Africa and empire of Ethiopia, through the practice of slavery in many areas, especially the United States, to early twentieth century achievements of American Negroes.
The Twenty-One Balloons
by William Pene du Bois Details
Relates the incredible adventures of Professor William Waterman Sherman who in 1883 sets off in a balloon across the Pacific, survives the volcanic eruption of Krakatoa, and is eventually picked up in the Atlantic.
Li Lun, Lad of Courage
by Carolyn Treffinger Details
Because of his fear of the sea, a young Chinese boy is sent to a distant mountain where he proves his bravery. Banished to a mountaintop to learn to grow rice, Li Lun proves his courage as he fights the elements and his own loneliness to make his rice seedling flourish where no one else has for generations.
Misty of Chincoteague
by Marguerite Henry Details
The determination of two youngsters to win a Chincoteague pony is greatly increased when the Phantom and her colt are among those rounded up for the yearly auction.
Pancakes-Paris
by Claire Huchet Bishop Details
A young boy in postwar Paris is unsure of what to do with a box of pancake flour he receives as a gift.
The Cow-Tail Switch, and Other West African Stories
by Harold Courlander Details
Contains seventeen stories gathered from the Ashantis of West Africa.
The Quaint and Curious Quest of Johnny Longfoot
by Catherine Besterman Details
As the son of the Shoe King, Johnny had to learn things that other boys didn't need to know, and a most unusual teacher to secure Johnny's extraordinary education.
Miss Hickory
by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey Details
Relates the adventures of a country doll made of an apple-wood twig with a hickory nut for a head.
Big Tree
by Mary Buff Details
A giant five-thousand-year-old Sequoia, called Wa-No-Na by the Indians, tells its life story.
The Avion My Uncle Flew
by Cyrus Fisher Details
While visiting his uncle in the mountains of France shortly after World War II, Johnny stumbles upon an evil plot being hatched by a fugitive Nazi spy.
The Heavenly Tenants
by William Maxwell Details
In this fantasy, a Wisconsin farm family become involved with the characters of the zodiac.
The Hidden Treasure of Glaston
by Eleanor Jewett Details
In 1171 twelve-year-old Hugh, burdened with a crippled leg since birth, is unhappy when his nobleman father, forced into exile in the bloody aftermath of King Henry's confrontation with Archbishop Thomas Becket, leaves him in the care of the monks of Glastonbury Abbey.
Wonderful Year
by Nancy Barnes Details
The wonderful year was a year of growing up for 12-year-old Ellen who did not think it would be a wonderful one at all when her family left their Kansas home for a fruit farming ranch in Colorado.
Strawberry Girl
by Lois Lenski Details
Set in a little-known backwoods region of Florida, Strawberry Girl is the first of the Lenski regional books and the winner of the Newbery award.
Bhimsa, the Dancing Bear
by Christine Weston Details
David, a young boy in India, one evening meets an Indian boy and a bear named Bhimsa who is no ordinary bear and who takes both boys to many strange places until they reach the great mountain.
Justin Morgan Had a Horse
by Marguerite Henry Details
An unusual work horse raised in Vermont and known originally as "Little Bub" becomes the sire of a famous American breed and takes the name of his owner, Justin Morgan.
New Found World
by Katherine Shippen Details
Gives a history of the European discovery and colonization of Latin America.
The Moved-Outers
by Florence Crannell Means Details
After the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor in 1941, life changes drastically for eighteen-year-old Sumiko Ohara and her family when they are sent from their home in California to a series of relocation camps.
Rabbit Hill
by Robert Lawson Details
Delightful tale of what happens when the animals of Rabbit Hill learn that new folks are moving into the big, empty house.
Abraham Lincoln's World
by Genevieve Foster Details
A historical survey of Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas during the lifetime of Abraham Lincoln, examining people, places, and events which gave color to the world of the nineteenth century.
Lone Journey : The Life of Roger Williams
by jeanetter Eaton Details
A fictionized biography of the man who left England to fight for freedom of speech and liberty of worship in colonial America. He founded a settlement in what is now Rhode Island and helped to create a truly democratic government.
The Hundred Dresses
by Eleanor Estes Details
In winning a medal she is no longer there to receive, a tight-lipped little Polish girl teaches her classmates a lesson. Includes a note from the author's daughter, Helena Estes.
The Silver Pencil
by Alice Dalgliesh Details
Janet uses the special pencil she received from her father to turn her life into stories.
Johnny Tremain
by Esther Forbes Details
After injuring his hand, a silversmith's apprentice in Boston becomes a messenger for the Sons of Liberty in the days before the American Revolution.
Fog Magic
by Julia Sauer Details
A child of Nova Scotia who loves the fog is transported by it to a secret world of her own.
Mountain Born
by Elizabeth Yates Details
A boy in a family of sheep farmers raises a black lamb to be the leader of the flock.
Rufus M.
by Eleanor Estes Details
The adventures of seven-year-old Rufus Moffat, living with his widowed mother and older siblings including his encounter with an invisible piano player and his attempts at ventroliquism.
These Happy Golden Years
by Laura Ingalls Wilder Details
Laura has her first experiences as a teacher, and is courted by Almanzo Wilder.
Adam of the Road
by Elizabeth Janet Gray Details
The adventures of eleven-year-old Adam as he travels the open roads of thirteenth-century England searching for his missing father, a minstrel, and his stolen red spaniel, Nick.
Have You Seen Tom Thumb?
by Mabel Leigh Hunt Details
The life and career of Charles Stratton from the moment when P. T. Barnum discovered him in his Bridgeport home at five years old. Tom Thumb was a midget, but not a dwarf. His career, from 1842 to 1883, is a success story.
The Middle Moffat
by Eleanor Estes Details
Follows the adventures and misadventures of ten-year-old Jane Moffat living with her widowed mother and three siblings in their new home in Cranbury, Connecticut, in the early twentieth century.
The Matchlock Gun
by Walter Edmonds Details
In 1756, during the French and Indian War in upper New York state, ten-year-old Edward is determined to protect his home and family with the ancient, and much too heavy, Spanish gun that his father had given him before leaving home to fight the enemy.
Down Ryton Water
by Eva Roe Gaggin Details
The adventures of a pilgrim family in the early days of colonial America.
George Washington's World
by Genevieve Foster Details
Parallels events in the life of George Washington with those of other now-famous individuals who lived during his lifetime, and shows the role each of them played in the history of the world.
Indian Captive : The Story of Mary Jemison
by Lois Lenski Details
A fictional retelling of the experiences of twelve-year-old Mary Jemison, who after being captured by a Shawnee war party during the French and Indian War, is rescued and subsequently adopted by two Seneca sisters with whom she ultimately chooses to stay.
Little Town on the Prairie
by Laura Ingalls Wilder Details
Pa's homestead thrives, Laura gets her first job in town, blackbirds eat the corn and oats crops, Mary goes to college, and Laura gets into trouble at school, but becomes a certified school teacher.
Call It Courage
by Armstrong Sperry Details
Based on a Polynesian legend, this is the story of a youth who overcomes his fear of the sea and proves his courage to himself and his tribe.
Blue Willow
by Doris Gates Details
A little girl, who wants most of all to have a real home and to go to a regular school, hopes that the valley her family has come to, which so resembles the pattern on her treasured blue willow plate, will be their permanent home.
Nansen
by Anna Gertrude Hall Details
Biography of arctic explorer and Norwegian statesman, Fridtjof Nansen.
The Long Winter
by Laura Ingalls Wilder Details
After an October blizzard, Laura's family moves from the claim shanty into town for the winter, a winter that an Indian has predicted will be seven months of bad weather.
Young Mac of Fort Vancouver
by Mary Jane Carr Details
The adventures of a young man in what would be Washington State during the days when Fort Vancouver was the principal western post of the Hudson's Bay Company of England.
Daniel Boone
by James Daugherty Details
Tells the story of the life of the rugged frontiersman and pioneer leader who helped settle Kentucky.
Boy with a Pack
by Stephen W. Meader Details
The story of seventeen-year-old Bill Crawford, his adventures and the dangers he faces as he journeys on foot from New Hampshire into the Ohio country during the pioneer days of 1837.
By the Shores of Silver Lake
by Laura Ingalls Wilder Details
Ma and the girls follow Pa west by train where they make their home at a rough railroad camp and plan for their own homestead.
The Singing Tree
by Kate Seredy Details
Life changes drastically for a Hungarian family when World War I upsets their peaceful, contented existence and the children are left in charge of the farm.
Thimble Summer
by Elizabeth Enright Details
The adventures of Garnet and Citronella on a farm during the summer, including finding a silver thimble that brings good luck to their families.
Hello the Boat!
by Phyllis Crawford Details
When they decide to leave their home in Pittsburgh in 1817 and re-establish themselves in the West, the Doak family manages a merchant's new storeboat down the Ohio River to Cincinnati.
Mr. Popper's Penguins
by Richard Atwater Details
The unexpected delivery of a large crate containing an Antarctic penguin changes the life and fortunes of Mr. Popper, a house painter obsessed by dreams of the Polar regions.
Nino
by Valenti Angelo Details
The story of a young boy growing up on a farm in the Italian countryside.
The White Stag
by Kate Seredy Details
Retells the legendary story of the Huns' and Magyars' long migration from Asia to Europe where they hope to find a permanent home.
Bright Island
by Mabel Robinson Details
When sixteen-year-old Thankful Curtis must leave Bright Island, Maine, for the first time in 1937, she has trouble adjusting to life on the mainland, new people, and "proper schooling," and yearns for her days of farming with her father and sailing.
On the Banks of Plum Creek
by Laura Ingalls Wilder Details
Laura and her family move to Minnesota where they live in a dugout until a new house is built and face misfortunes caused by flood, blizzard, and grasshoppers.
Pecos Bill
by James Cloyd Bowman Details
Relates some of the legends of Pecos Bill, from the moment he bounced out of his family's covered wagon to the day his long-lost brother appears and explains that Bill is not like the coyotes that have raised him.
Roller Skates
by Ruth Sawyer Details
Liberated for a year from her parents' restrictions, ten-year-old Lucinda discovers true freedom in the care of her temporary guardians as she roller skates around the streets of turn-of-the-century New York.
Phebe Fairchild : Her Book
by Lois Lenski Details
It is 1830, and Phebe Fairchild, accompanied by her beloved Mother Goose, leaves New Haven for a visit in rural Connecticut with her stern, Puritanical relatives.
The Codfish Musket
by Agnes Hewes Details
The story of Dan Boit, a young man who takes a job with a storekeeper and arms dealer in 18th century Boston. When firearms bearing the codfish trademark are stolen, Dan suspects Tom Genty, a mysterious Englishmen. Dan travels to Washington to learn if war with Spain is near and ends up becoming President Jefferson's secretary. He is then sent to the frontier to deliver a message to Lewis and Clark....
The Golden Basket
by Ludwig Bemelmans Details
The adventures of two young girls, Melisande and Celeste, at the Hotel du Panier d'Or: the Golden Basket.
Whistler's Van
by Idwal Jones Details
A tale of the Gypsy life.
Winterbound
by Margery Bianco Details
Story of young people from the city adjusting to a winter in the Connecticut hills.
Caddie Woodlawn
by Carol R. Brink Details
The adventures of an eleven-year-old tomboy growing up on the Wisconsin frontier in the mid-nineteenth century.
All Sail Set : A Romance of the Flying Cloud
by Armstrong Sperry Details
When his father loses his fortune, a boy is taken on by a famous shipbuilder and eventually makes a maiden, record-breaking trip around Cape Horn on the "Flying Cloud."
Honk, the Moose
by Phil Stong Details
When a moose wanders into the town of Birora, Minnesota, in the early 1930's, the police, Mayor, and city council try to help, but it is three young boys who come up with a solution. Based on a true story.
The Good Master
by Kate Seredy Details
Two cousins spend an adventurous summer on a ranch on the Hungarian plains.
Young Walter Scott
by Elizabeth Janet Gray Details
Story of the childhood and youth of Sir Walter Scott beginning with his return to Edinburgh from the home of his grandfather in the country, and closing with his apprenticeship to his father as a lawyer.
Dobry
by Monica Shannon Details
Despite parental disapproval, a young Bulgarian boy dedicates himself to his dream of becoming a sculptor. Only his grandfather understands and encourages him.
Davy Crockett
by Constance Rourke Details
Blending myth and reality, Constance Rourke aimed to get at the heart of Davy Crockett, whose hold on the American imagination was firm even before he died at the Alamo.Davy Crockett, published in 1934, pioneered in showing the backwoodsman's transformation into a folk hero. It remains a basic in the Crockett literature.
Day On Skates : The Story of a Dutch Picnic
by Hilda Van Stockum Details
When winter finally brings snow and ice to their Friesland village, nine-year-old twins Evert and Afke and their classmates are delighted when their teacher announces that the class is going on an all-day ice skating picnic.
Pageant of Chinese History
by Elizabeth Seeger Details
Covers the period from 3000 B.C. to the founding of the republic.
Invincible Louisa : The Story of the Author of Little Women
by Cornelia Meigs Details
Presents the life of Louisa May Alcott, who was able through the success of her writings to achieve one thing that was very important to her--to be able to take care of all her family.
ABC Bunny
by Wanda Gag Details
Follows a little bunny as it scampers through the alphabet.
Big Tree of Bunlahy : Stories of My Own Countryside
by Padraic Colum Details
Tales of adventure and fantasy set in the Irish countryside.
The Forgotten Daughter
by Caroline Snedeker Details
The story of Chloe, abandoned by her Roman father, and orphaned by her Greek mother, tells of her slavery, her romance with the young Roman, Aulua, and a threatening tragedy, before events contrive to end the story happily.
Winged Girl of Knossos
by Erik Berry Details
Everyday life in ancient Crete as seen through the eyes of a young girl.
Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze
by Elizabeth Lewis Details
In the 1920's, a Chinese youth from the country comes to Chungking with his mother where the bustling city offers adventure and his apprenticeship to a coppersmith brings good fortune.
Children of the Soil : A Story of Scandinavia
by Nora Burglon Details
A story of two Swedish children and folk beliefs.
Swift Rivers
by Cornelia Meigs Details
After being turned out by his mean-spirited uncle, Chris Dahlberg decides to harvest some of the timber on his grandfather's land in Minnesota and float the giant logs down the Mississippi River to market in St. Louis.
The Railroad to Freedom : A Story of the Civil War
by Hildegarde Swift Details
Story of Harriet Tubman escaped slavery then brought more than 300 people to the North and freedom by way of the Underground Railroad.
Waterless Mountain
by Laura Adams Armer Details
Younger Brother, a Navaho Indian boy, feels a vocation to become a medicine man. He undergoes eight years of training in the ancient religion of his people and the practical knowledge of living on the desert land that is his tribe's homeland.
Boy of the South Seas
by Eunice Tietjens Details
This story is about a boy who suddenly woke up one afternoon and found himself way out at sea on a strange boat. He had not intended to leave home at all. He swims away from the boat and lands on a south sea island. Now his adventures begin.
Calico Bush
by Rachel Field Details
In 1743, thirteen-year-old Marguerite Ledoux travels to Maine as the indentured servant of a family that regards her as little better than the Indians that threaten them, but her strength, quick thinking and courage surprise them all.
Jane's Island
by Marjorie Allee Details
When seventeen-year-old Ellen comes look after twelve-year-old Jane, she enjoys seaside life in the scientific seaside village of Woods Hole during the nineteen twenties.
The Fairy Circus
by Dorothy P. Lathrop Details
The fairies and their woodland pals put on a show.
The Cat Who Went to Heaven
by Elizabeth Coatsworth Details
This is the story of a little cat who came to the home of a poor Japanese artist and, by humility and devotion, brought him good fortune.
Floating Island
by Anne Parrish Details
Strange adventures of Mr. and Mrs. Doll, their three children and the nurse, when shipwrecked on the shore of a tropical island.
Garram the Hunter : A Boy of the Hill Tribes
by Herbert Best Details
High adventure with a young African boy and his dog.
Meggy MacIntosh
by Elizabeth Janet Gray Details
Meggy found no adventure in Edinburgh, so she ran away to North Carolina where she became involved with the Highlanders during the Revolution.
Queer Person
by Ralph Hubbard Details
A hearing-impaired child is adopted by the Siksika (Blackfoot) indians.
Spice and the Devil's Cave
by Agnes Hewes Details
A story of the rivalry between Arab traders, the city-state of Venice, and of the struggling nation of Portugal to dominate the spice trade by finding a new sea route to India by going around the "Devil's Cave" -- the Cape of Good Hope. In Lisbon, the workshop of Abel Zakuto, a Jew, becomes the meeting place for Vasco da Gama, Bartholomeu Dias, and Ferdinand Magellan to discuss their plans to find this sea route....
Hitty, Her First Hundred Years
by Rachel Field Details
Hitty, a doll of real character carved from a block of mountain ash, tells a story of the different places and people that she encounters during her first hundred years.
Jumping-Off Place
by Marion Hurd McNeely Details
In the early 1900s, four orphaned siblings, the eldest being seventeen, set out to fulfill their uncle's dream of homesteading in Tripp County, South Dakota, and although they face drought, discomfort, and sabotaging squatters, new friends and inner strength help them carry on.
Little Blacknose
by Hildegarde Swift Details
Fictional history of railroading, as told by the first steam engine.
Pran of Albania
by Elizabeth Miller Details
Travel and adventure with a young girl of the mountain people of the Albanian highlands.
The Trumpeter of Krakow
by Eric P. Kelly Details
A Polish family in the Middle Ages guards a great secret treasure and a boy's memory of an earlier trumpeter of Krakow makes it possible for him to save his father.
Clearing Weather
by Cornelia Meigs Details
Adventure set in the days of the wooden ships.
Millions of Cats
by Wanda Gag Details
How can an old man and his wife select one cat from a choice of millions and trillions?
Pigtail of Ah Lee Ben Loo
by John Bennett Details
A collection of the author's amusing stories, ballads, and verses, most with the flavor of folk tales.
Runaway Papoose
by Grace Moon Details
Nah-Tee, a young Pueblo Indian girl, is separated for her parents when enemies raid their camp.
The Boy Who Was
by Grace Hallock Details
A collection of tales and legends set in that part of Italy known as Sorrento.
Gay Neck, the Story of a Pigeon
by Dhan Gopal Mukerji Details
The story of the training of a carrier pigeon and its service during the First World War, revealing the bird's courageous and spirited adventures over the housetops of an Indian village, in the Himalayan Mountains, and on the French battlefield.
Downright Dencey
by Caroline Snedeker Details
Dencey Coffin and her mother Lydia struggle to overcome the social barriers and religious restrictions of Quaker life as Lydia fills her lonely hours with prayer and solitude and Dencey learns strength of character when she secretly befriends a stranger.
The Wonder Smith and His Son
by Ella Young Details
Fourteen tales of Gubbaun Saor, a mythological figure of Ireland.
Smoky, the Cowhorse
by Will James Details
The experiences of a mouse-colored horse from his birth in the wild, through his capture by humans and his work in the rodeo and on the range, to his eventual old age.
Shen of the Sea
by Arthur Bowie Chrisman Details
Sixteen original stories reflecting the spirit of Chinese life and thought.
Tales from Silver Lands
by Charles Finger Details
Presents a series of stories about animals, magic, witches, giants, and other beings from Central and South America.
The Dream Coach
by Anne Parrish Details
Five stories set in the Land of Dreams.
The Dark Frigate
by Charles Hawes Details
In seventeenth-century England, orphaned Philip Marsham, forced to flee London after a terrible accident, finds himself in an even more difficult situation when his ship is taken over by pirates and he is forced to become a member of their crew.
The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle
by Hugh Lofting Details
When his colleague Long Arrow disappears, Dr. Dolittle sets off with his assistant, Tommy Stubbins, his dog, Jip, and Polynesia the parrot on an adventurous voyage over tropical seas to floating Spidermonkey Island.
The Story of Mankind
by Hendrik Willem van Loon Details
Chronicles the history of man and civilization from primitive beginnings to the current day.
Cedric the Forester
by Bernard Marshall Details
Sir Dickon Mountjoy, a twelfth-century Norman nobleman, befriends a Saxon yeoman, Cedric. Cedric saves Sir Dickon's life and is made his squire and the two men have a series of adventures.
The Golden Fleece and The Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles
by Padraic Colum Details
Describes the cycle of myths about the Argonauts and the quest for the Golden Fleece, as well as the tales of the Creation of Heaven and Earth, the labors of Hercules, Theseus and the Minotaur, etc.
The Great Quest
by Charles Hawes Details
"Twelve-year-old Josiah tells of how his Uncle Seth is tricked by an old friend into selling his shop and buying a ship. Thinking they are going in search of gold, Josiah and his uncle find themselves unwillingly involved in the slave trade and at odds with the crew." -- A.L.A.
The Old Tobacco Shop : A True Account of What Befell a Little Boy in Search of Adventure
by William Bowen Details
Freddie becomes a permanent fixture at the local tobacco shop until one day the owner Toby Littleback leaves him in charge with only one admonition--not to smoke the tobacco from the jar shaped like a Chinaman's head! But the tobacco proves to be too great a temptation and what results is an amazing little adventure for Freddie and his new friends.
The Windy Hill
by Cornelia Meigs Details
Visiting their uncle one summer, Oliver and Janet become more and more puzzled by the behavior of the hostile Anthony Crawford, a cousin they had never heard of. Who is this unpleasant man, and what strange hold does he have over Cousin Jasper?
Paperboy
by Vance Vawter Details
When an eleven-year-old boy takes over a friend's newspaper route in July, 1959, in Memphis, his debilitating stutter makes for a memorable month.
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