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Joshua's Song

by Joan Hiatt Harlow

Boston, 1919. It’s been a terrible year for thirteen-year-old Joshua Harper. The influenza pandemic that’s sweeping the world has claimed his father’s life; his voice has changed, so he can’t sing in...


Rosa Takes a Chance: Mexican Immigrants in the Dust Bowl Years

by Susan Martins Miller

Time Period:  1934 - 1935  Rosa Sanchez's parents took a chance on their future by emigrating from Mexico to the United States. Now, the ten-year-old takes a chance of her own. She wants to go to school! That's...


Sweet Secrets in Pennsylvania (Just in Time, Book 2)

by Cheri Pray Earl & Carol Lynch Williams

In this next adventure, George and Gracie travel back in time to Hershey, Pennsylvania-1907. Their mission: to return an antique rug and rescue their parents. When the time machine lands them smack dab in the...


Cy in Chains

by David L. Dudley

The hard-hitting story of Cy Williams, 17, who suffers the horrors of a labor camp where black boys accused of crimes are sent—brutality, near starvation, humiliation, rape. Cy hatches an escape plan that...


Written in Stone

by Rosanne Parry

   Rosanne Parry author of Heart of a Shepherd, shines a light on Native American tribes of the Pacific Northwest in the 1920s, a time of critical cultural upheaval.

   Pearl has always dreamed of hunting...


The Man Who Was Poe

by Avi

This heart-stopping historical mystery from plot-master Avi will reach the wide audience it deserves with its fresh and compelling new cover treatment! The night Edmund's twin sister, Sis, goes missing, the...


My Weirder School #8: Dr. Nicholas Is Ridiculous!

by Dan Gutman & Jim Paillot

A.J. and his friends are now third graders at Ella Mentry school in Dan Gutman’s outrageously funny chapter book series My Weirder School.

 

In this eighth book, Dr. Nicholas Is Ridiculous!, college professor...


Bo at Ballard Creek

by Kirkpatrick Hill & Leuyen Pham

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....


Every Day After

by Laura Golden

It's been two months since Lizzie's daddy disappeared due to the awful Depression. Lizzie's praying he'll return to Bittersweet, Alabama, for her birthday. It won't feel special without him, what with Lizzie's...


The Elementals

by Saundra Mitchell

In this suspenseful companion to The Vespertine and The Springsweet, the teenage children of the characters in the previous novels—bohemian film maker Kate and disabled but determined Julian—embrace their...


Confederates Don't Wear Couture

by Stephanie Kate Strohm

In this sequel to Pilgrims Don't Wear Pink, our lovable leading lady, Libby, is back in another hysterical read! This time, there's an even creepier ghost story to solve, a more dramatic love triangle to untangle,...


Romeo Blue

by Phoebe Stone

The eagerly anticipated follow-up to Phoebe Stone's instant classic, THE ROMEO AND JULIET CODE. When Flissy Bathburn's parents first dropped her off in Bottlebay, Maine, she hated everything about it. She hated...


The Watcher in the Shadows

by Chris Moriarty & Mark Edward Geyer

Magic, mayhem, and humor abound in this riveting middle-grade adventure, the sequel to The Inquisitor's Apprentice.


Paperboy

by Vince Vawter

"Reminiscent of To Kill a Mockingbird." —Booklist, Starred

 

"An unforgettable boy and his unforgettable story. I loved it!" —ROB BUYEA, author of Because of Mr. Terupt and Mr. Terupt Falls Again

 

This...


A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal, 1830-1832

by Joan W. Blos

I, Catherine Cabot Hall, aged 13 years, 6 months, 29 days…do begin this book.

So begins the journal of a girl coming of age in nineteenth-century New Hampshire. Catherine records both the hardships of pioneer...


Sugar

by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Ten-year-old Sugar lives on the River Road sugar plantation along the banks of the Mississippi. Slavery is over, but laboring in the fields all day doesn't make her feel very free. Thankfully, Sugar has a knack...


Grace and the Bully: Drought on the Frontier

by Norma Jean Lutz

Time Period:  1819  Grace Morgan can't stand the dirty, unkempt boy who harasses her meek and quiet cousin. But Grace soon gets a taste of the bully's hard life of poverty when her hometown of Cincinnati is...


Emma's Secret: The Cincinnati Epidemic

by Veda Boyd Jones

Time Period:  1832  Twelve-year-old Emma Farley has a secret hope-but in 1832, in the rough frontier city of Cincinnati, will she ever be able to live her dream? The odds are against her, considering society's...


Betsy's River Adventure: The Journey Westward

by Veda Boyd Jones

Time Period:  1808  Thirteen-year-old Betsy Miller is shocked when her parents decide to move from their home in Boston to the rugged frontier city of Cincinnati. They'll take a dangerous, weeks-long journey...


Emily Makes a Difference: A Time of Progress and Problems

by JoAnn A. Grote

Time Period:  1893  It's 1893, and technology is making Emily Allerton's world a better place. This fictional twelve year old can hardly believe the inventions displayed at the Chicago World's Fair-unusual...