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Percy’s Museum

by Sara O'Leary & Carmen Mok

A sweet story about embracing change, the excitement of discovery and the wonder of nature and new friends.

A young boy moves from the city to a new home in the country. He misses his friends, but at least it’s...


The Old Woman

by Joanne Schwartz & Nahid Kazemi

The Old Woman is a beautiful portrait of an old woman who lives contentedly with her dog, from award-winning author Joanne Schwartz and illustrator Nahid Kazemi.

An old woman shares her home with a scruffy old...


We Won An Island

by Charlotte Lo

When Luna's family win an island, Luna thinks it will solve everything AND she can finally get a donkey! But things don't go entirely to plan - no one expects Luna's younger brother to win a Sheep Pageant, for...


The Circus Thief

by Alane Adams & Lauren Gallegos

The circus is in town, and Georgie has his heart set on going. When Papa agrees to take him and his friend Harley, the boys marvel at the amazing elephants and clowns. But the best act of all is the amazing...


Wally & Sid - Crackpots At-Large

by Richard D Deaver, Tatsu McKay & Ellie Maas Davis

A small, but clever troublemaker is creating havoc at Wiseacre Farms, where there always seems to be a catastrophe waiting to happen.

Chock-full of laughter, chaos and craziness, this farm-fresh comedic adventure...


Slip Jig Summer

by Elizabeth J. M. Walker

Fifteen-year-old Natalie is obsessed with ballet and plans to spend the entire summer in dance class with her two best friends. But when her mom gets a job out of town, Natalie gets shipped off to stay with...


Slip Jig Summer

by Elizabeth J. M. Walker

Fifteen-year-old Natalie is obsessed with ballet and plans to spend the entire summer in dance class with her two best friends. But when her mom gets a job out of town, Natalie gets shipped off to stay with...


Soapstone Porcupine

by Jeff Pinkney & Darlene Gait

The dog shows up the way snow does on a winter's day. She just drifts in and stays, becoming the friend of a young Cree boy. The boy and the dog set out on an adventure that ends in a quandary involving quills...


Soapstone Porcupine

by Jeff Pinkney & Darlene Gait

The dog shows up the way snow does on a winter's day. She just drifts in and stays, becoming the friend of a young Cree boy. The boy and the dog set out on an adventure that ends in a quandary involving quills...


One True Way

by Shannon Hitchcock

Welcome to Daniel Boone Middle School in the 1970s, where teachers and coaches must hide who they are, and girls who like girls are forced to question their own choices. Presented in the voice of a premier storyteller,...


The Santa Thief

by Alane Adams

• Total print sales in the US rose 2% in 2014, but children’s books were the key driver, with 13% growth. • The book includes lushly drawn illustrations. • A heartwarming tale of 1920s America. • Historical...


Black Gold

by Sara Cassidy & Helen Flook

Cyrus and Rudy spend the last days of summer selling dahlias, blackberries and tomatoes at their roadside stand. When a neighbor drops off a bin full of red wigglers, California earthworms that break down compost...


The Dog Poo Fairy

by Tracey Bryant & Ian D. Johnstone

Tracey is a children’s author who lives with her two cats in rural Worcestershire. Her garden is full of fairies and the hedgerows nearby are very tidy. She overcame her dyslexia to write this entertaining...


The Heavenly Tenants

by William Maxwell & Ilonka Karasz

The Marvell family is on the move, driving from their Wisconsin farm to visit the children's grandmother in Virginia. The night before their departure, Mr. Marvell talks to Roger, Heather, and the twins about...


Baree, Son of Kazan

by James Oliver Curwood

This story is about Baree's survival after being separated from his parents as a young pup. He eventually finds himself in the care of Nepeese and her father Pierrot, a trapper. He bonds with Nepeese, and the...


The Egg Thief

by Alane Adams & Lauren Gallegos

The Egg Thief is an adventurous tale of boyhood set in 1920s Pennsylvania for children ages 4-8. When a stray dog steals Georgie's eggs, the two head out on an adventure to find more eggs.


Beanie and Tough Enough

by Ruth Carroll & Latrobe Carroll

Originally published in the 1950s, these beautifully illustrated stories for young readers recount the adventures of the Tatums, a backwoods family, and their puppy, Tough Enough. Mainly set on a farm in Appalachia,...


Sharley’S Lessons

by Rk Vetter

Sharley wasnt my best friend forever. Thats just because Sharley wouldnt have the chance at forever. None of us do, of course. But Sharley left me at an age when it had never occurred to us that we might not...


Old Neb and The Lighthouse Treasure

by Lois Swoboda & Leslie Wallace

In Old Neb and The Lighthouse Treasure, it is the 1930s and we meet Neb, a horse who belongs to himself, and two families living on a white-beached island jewel set in the blue water of the Gulf of Mexico. Papa,...


Saplings and Sisters

by Sandra H. Miller & Deborah Cuneo

In this poetic portrait, three farm girls adopt their own trees and make discoveries about nature, the magic of nurturing, and themselves. As they all grow, they share the joy of living in a loved landscape...