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Running Out of Night

by Sharon Lovejoy

A Children’s Book Review Seven Middle Grade Books for African American History Month Pick 

Fans of Elijah of Buxton, Trouble Don’t Last, and Stealing Freedom will be drawn to this tale of the incredible...


Ben Franklin's Fame

Blast to the Past #6

by Stacia Deutsch, Rhody Cohon & Guy Francis

It’s a race against time!

Abigail and her friends can’t believe it—Babs Magee has finally convinced someone to quit, and that someone is Benjamin Franklin! Babs is making a terrible mess of history, and...


Leonardo da Vinci #9: Renaissance Master

The Treasure Chest #9

by Ann Hood & Denis Zilber

Travel back in time to Renaissance Italy with the Robbins twins!

In book nine of The Treasure Chest, Maisie and Felix continue to learn the magic of Elm Medona and the Pickworth family history. In the latest...


Sacagawea's Strength

Blast to the Past #5

by Stacia Deutsch, Rhody Cohon & David Wenzel

Abigail and her friends are in the middle of a Monday afternoon group project when Mr. C tells them it’s time to jump back to the past. They’re super-excited, even though this time things are more complicated...


Amelia Earhart #8: Lady Lindy

The Treasure Chest #8

by Ann Hood & Denis Zilber

Ann Hood’s “delightful” (NYT) historical series continues with one of America’s great female heroes!

Great-Uncle Thorne sends Maisie, Felix, and the Ziff twins on a dangerous trip back in time through...


A Medal for Leroy

by Michael Morpurgo

When Michael's aunt passes away, she leaves behind a letter that will change everything.

It starts with Michael's grandfather Leroy, a black officer in World War I who charged into a battle zone not once but...


King's Courage

Blast to the Past #4

by Stacia Deutsch, Rhody Cohon & David Wenzel

Get out the vote!

It's another exciting Monday for Abigail, Zack, Jacob, and Bo -- they are going to jump back to the past to meet Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.! The kids need to convince Dr. King not to get discouraged...


Bell's Breakthrough

Blast to the Past #3

by Stacia Deutsch, Rhody Cohon & David Wenzel

Abigail is getting restless. It’s been three weeks and she hasn't time traveled once! Luckily it’s Monday again, so when Mr. Caruthers asks the class, “What if Alexander Graham Bell quit and never invented...


Wanderville

Wanderville #1

by Wendy McClure

THE FIRST BOOK IN A HISTORICAL SERIES THAT'S PERFECT FOR FANS OF THE BOXCAR CHILDREN!

Jack, Frances, and Frances’s younger brother Harold have been ripped from the world they knew in New York and sent to Kansas...


Chasing George Washington

by Kennedy Center, The, Ronald Kidd & Ard Hoyt

What would it be like if you lived in the White House? Dee Dee, Jose, and Annie are about to find out! When their class takes a field trip to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the three accidentally knock George Washington...


Davy Crockett: Young Rifleman

by Aileen Wells Parks

A biography of the famous frontiersman and Congressman, focusing on his childhood.


Alexander Graham Bell #7: Master of Sound

The Treasure Chest #7

by Ann Hood & Denis Zilber

In Book 7 of The Treasure Chest, Maisie and Felix meet a young Alexander Graham Bell (the inventor of the telephone) in Edinborough, Scotland, just as he leaves for a year with his grandfather, an elocutionist,...


Queen Liliuokalani #6: Royal Prisoner

The Treasure Chest #6

by Ann Hood & Denis Zilber

In Book 6 of The Treasure Chest, Felix and Maisie take a trip to New York City to visit their father and meet his new girlfriend. While there, Maisie reveals to Felix that she has a jeweled crown she took from...


Lincoln's Legacy

Blast to the Past #1

by Stacia Deutsch, Rhody Cohon & David Wenzel

Third graders travel through time to keep history on track!

Abigail loves Mondays, and so does the rest of class 305. That's the day Mr. Caruthers asks them cool questions about history. Today Mr. C asks, "What...


Disney's Dream

Blast to the Past #2

by Stacia Deutsch, Rhody Cohon & David Wenzel

A world without cartoons? No way!

It's Monday again, and for Abigail, Jacob, Zack, and Bo, that means it's time-travel Day! This week the kids can't believe their luck: They're going to meet Walt Disney!

But...


Crazy Horse #5: Brave Warrior

The Treasure Chest #5

by Ann Hood & Denis Zilber

The New York Times calls Ann Hood's thrilling The Treasure Chest series "delightful!" In book five, Felix and Maisie re-enter The Treasure Chest and suddenly find themselves in the midst of a Lakota village....


Harry Houdini #4: Prince of Air

The Treasure Chest #4

by Ann Hood & Scott Altmann

The secrets of Elm Medona thicken . . . with Harry Houdini!

When Great-Uncle Thorne arrives at Elm Medona, Maisie and Felix's lives get shaken up again. Uncle Thorne moves the family into the mansion proper....


Escape from Aleppo

by N. H. Senzai

“Filled with kindness and hope, but also with the harsh realities of the horrors of war, this heartbreaking book is a necessary reminder of what many people live through every day.” —Booklist (starred...


Lost Boys

by Darcey Rosenblatt

Based on historical events, this unforgettable and inspiring tale for middle-grade readers is about a young boy torn from the only life he’s ever known and held captive as a prisoner of war.

In 1982, twelve-year-old...


Almost Paradise

by Corabel Shofner

A heartfelt debut about a spunky girl determined to save her family and find her way home.

Twelve-year-old Ruby Clyde Henderson’s life changes the day her mother’s boyfriend holds up a convenience store,...