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Life Story

by Virginia Lee Burton

A beautifully designed book set up as a play in five acts. The passage of time is shown visually on each page.


Paint by Magic

by Kathryn Reiss

Eleven-year-old Connor has to discover and break the mysterious hold an obsessed artist has on his mom in this time-travel mystery from award-winning author Kathryn Reiss.


Ice Drift

by Theodore Taylor

This latest novel from acclaimed author Theodore Taylor follows two young Inuit brothers as they struggle for survival on an ice floe adrift in the Arctic Ocean.


The Bomb

by Theodore Taylor

It is 1946, a year after the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and World War II is over. But the U.S. government has decided that further tests of atomic bombs must be conducted. When Bikini Atoll is chosen...


The Boneshaker

by Kate Milford & Andrea Offermann

Thirteen-year-old Natalie Minks loves machines, particularly automata—self-operating mechanical devices, usually powered by clockwork. When Jake Limberleg and his traveling medicine show arrive in her small...


Keeping Score

by Linda Sue Park

Both Maggie Fortini and her brother, Joey-Mick, were named for baseball great Joe DiMaggio. Unlike Joey-Mick, Maggie doesn’t play baseball—but at almost ten years old, she is a dyed-in-the-wool fan of the...


Promises to the Dead

by Mary Downing Hahn

Mary Downing Hahn combines powerful characters, dark secrets, and breathtaking suspense in a compelling Civil War-era story readers won't soon forget. Aiding and abetting an escaped slave is against the law,...


Brooklyn Rose

by Ann Rinaldi

The joys, heartaches, fears, and struggles of a young woman in transition from child to woman are expressed in diary form as she tries to make a place for herself far from her family and familiar environment....


Under the Jolly Roger: Being an Account of the Further Nautical Adventures of Jacky Faber

by Louis A. Meyer

After leaving the Lawson Peabody School for Young Girls in Boston--under dire circumstances, of course--Jacky Faber boards a whaling ship bound for London, where she hopes to find her beloved Jaimy. But things...


Sacajawea

by Joseph Bruchac

Captured by her enemies, married to a foreigner, and a mother at age sixteen, Sacajawea lived a life of turmoil and change. Then, in 1804, the mysterious young Shoshone woman met Meriwether Lewis and William...


Pocahontas

by Joseph Bruchac

In 1607, when John Smith and his "Coatmen" arrive in Powhatan to begin settling the colony of Virginia, their relations with the village's inhabitants are anything but warm. Pocahontas, the beloved daughter...


Sing Down the Moon

by Scott O'Dell

The Navajo tribe's forced march from their homeland to Fort Sumner by white soldiers and settlers is dramatically and courageously told by young Bright Morning.


Freedom's Pen: A Story Based on the Life of Freed Slave and Author Phillis Wheatley

by Wendy G. Lawton

In 1761 Phillis Wheatley was captured in Gambia and brought to America as a slave. She became the first African American to publish a book, and her writings would eventually win her freedom. But more importantly,...


Mountain Solo

by Jeanette Ingold

The love of music links two young people--one a modern teen, the other a long-dead pioneer from the turn of the century.


Last Dance on Holladay Street

by Elisa Carbone

The year is 1878, and 13-year-old Eva has lost all the family she’s ever known. Eva feels like an orphan—but she’s not. Sadie Lewis, the woman who gave her up at birth, is alive and well in Denver. And...


The Year the Lights Came On

by Terry Kay

First published in 1976,The Year the Lights Came On was Terry Kay's debut novel. Revolving around the electrification of rural northeast Georgia shortly after the end of World War II, the novel has become a...


Travels with Louis

by Mick Carlon

The warm-hearted story of Louis Armstrong and 12-year-old Fred, who learns about jazz—and life—from the great musician himself.


Cherry Blossom Winter: A Cherry Blossom Book

by Jennifer Maruno

After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, 10-year-old Michiko's family's possessions are confiscated and they are sent to a small community. After a former Asahi baseball star becomes her new teacher, life gets better....


Teetoncey and Ben O'Neal

by Theodore Taylor

In this sequel to Teetoncey and second book in the Cape Hatteras Trilogy, the girl Ben saved from a shipwreck recovers her memory and speech and reveals that two chests full of silver went down with the ship....


Across Frozen Seas

by John Wilson

The adventures of cabin boy David Young aboard Sir John Franklins ill-fated HMS Erebus come to modern-day Dave Young in a series of dreams.