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Across a War-Tossed Sea
by L.M. Elliott
Two British brothers adjust to life in Virginia after escaping the Blitz during World War II
Bo at Ballard Creek
by Kirkpatrick Hill
It's the 1920s, and Bo was headed for an Alaska orphanage when she won the hearts of two tough gold miners who set out to raise her, enthusiastically helped by all the kind people of the nearby Eskimo village.
Darlene Beck Jacobson Presents Wheels of Change
by Darlene Beck Jacobson
Twelve-year-old Emily Soper avoids her mother's efforts to make her more ladylike by watching her father and his workers build fine carriages in Washington, D.C., but 1908 is a turbulent time and her father's livelihood threatened by racist neighbors and the growing popularity of automobiles. Includes historical note and recipes.
I Survived the Destruction of Pompeii, AD 79
by Lauren Tarshis
During the infamous eruption of Mount Vesuvius, one boy struggles to escape. Can he survive the most devastating disaster of ancient times?
Series -
I Survived
Ship Of Dolls
by Shirley Parenteau
It's 1926, and the one thing eleven-year-old Lexie Lewis wants more than anything is to leave Portland, where she is living with her strict grandparents, and rejoin her mother, a carefree singer in San Francisco.
Stella By Starlight
by Sharon Draper
When a burning cross set by the Klan causes panic and fear in 1932 Bumblebee, North Carolina, fifth-grader Stella must face prejudice and find the strength to demand change in her segregated town.
The Magnificent Lizzie Brown and the Mysterious Phantom
by Vicki Lockwood
In nineteenth-century London Lizzie Brown wants nothing more than to escape from the slums and her drunk, abusive father, so finding work and friends in a passing circus seems like a dream come true--but when she starts to have visions she finds herself confronting the mysterious phantom of London.
The Orphan and the Mouse
by Martha Freeman
In 1949 Philadephia, Mary Mouse and an orphan named Caro embark on an adventure when they team up to expose criminals and make the Cherry Street Orphanage a safe haven for mice.
What the Moon Said
by Gayle Rosengren
When Esther's family moves to a farm during the Great Depression, she soon learns that there are things much more important than that her superstitious mother rarely shows her any affection.
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