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Fire on the Hillside

by Melinda Rice

The spring of 1847 is approaching and Katherine Haufmann has just moved to Fredericksburg, Texas with her family from Germany. As she struggles to get used to her new home, 13-year-old Katherine becomes intrigued...


Marooned On The Pirate Coast

by Melinda Rice

This is the fourth title in the Lone Star Heriones Series of Texas history for children.


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...


North by Night: A Story of the Underground Railroad

by Katherine Ayres

It's 1851 and Lucy Spencer's family is keeping a secret. Their Ohio home is a station on the Underground Railroad, the network of people and places that helps fugitive slaves escape to freedom in Canada. Lucy...


All the Broken Pieces

by Ann E. Burg

An award-winning debut novel from a stellar new voice in middle grade fiction. Matt Pin would like to forget: war torn Vietnam, bombs that fell like dead crows, and the terrible secret he left behind. But now...


American Tall Tales

by Mary Pope Osborne & Michael Mccurdy

The perfect addition to every family’s home library and just right for sharing aloud, American Tall Tales introduces readers to America’s first folk heroes in nine wildly exaggerated and downright funny...


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...


Lincoln's Legacy

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...


Waiting for the Queen: A Novel of Early America

by Joanna Higgins

A surprising friendship develops between Eugenie, an escapee from the French Revolution, and Hannah, a Quaker girl, when they unite in the cause against slavery in this adventuresome tale of true nobility set...


Starting Early: A Boy and His Bugle in America During WWII

by Paul Kimpton & Ann Kaczkowski Kimpton

As World War II is being fought, Dale and his friends reach a long-awaited moment—the day they are old enough to play a musical instrument. Little does Dale know that his decision to play the cornet will take...


Dog Tags: A Boy and His Bugle in America During WWII

by Paul Kimpton & Ann Kaczkowski Kimpton

Summer is over, World War II is at its peak, and Dale has volunteered his dog Scout for service. Knowing that a dog like Scout once saved his own father’s life, Dale believes he is doing the right thing....


Summer of Firsts: WWII Is Ending, but the Music Adventures Are Just Beginning

by Paul Kimpton & Ann Kaczkowski Kimpton

Dale and his friends continue their musical adventures in book three of the Adventures with Music series as American involvement in World War II winds down. The band has its first concert, Chrissy plays a solo,...


Disney's Dream

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...


Hannah of Fairfield: Pioneer Daughters #1

by JEAN VAN LEEUWEN

The Pioneer Daughters series is "a heartwarming portrait of a colonial girl and her family struggling to meet the challenges of pioneer life during the Revolutionary War." --Kirkus ReviewsIn Hannah of Fairfield...


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...


Lydia the Patriot: The Boston Massacre

by Susan Martins Miller

Time Period: 1770  Twelve-year-old Bostonian Lydia Lankford knows in her heart of hearts that the patriot cause is true and just-so why can't other members of her family see that, too? When the Boston Massacre...


Nellie the Brave: The Cherokee Trail of Tears

by Veda Boyd Jones

Time Period:  Begins 1838  In 1838, Nellie Starr, a young Cherokee girl, is caught in the political upheaval of America's westward expansion. Forced by U.S. soldiers to leave their home in Tennessee, Nellie,...