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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 Reviews

In Hannah of Fairfield...


Pearl Harbor Is Burning!: A Story of World War II

by Kathleen V. Kudlinski

Frank thought that he'd found a new friend--but he never expected a war to come between them.

It's 1941 , and Frank is miserable. If only his family had never moved to Hawaii. Everyone and everything on the island...


Earthquake!: A Story of the San Francisco Earthquake

by Kathleen V. Kudlinski

An hour before dawn on April 18, 1906, Phillip is awakened by the barking of dogs and the fearful whinnying of his father's horses. Moments later, San Francisco is struck by a tremendous earthquake. As walls...


The Bite of the Gold Bug: A Story of the Alaskan Gold Rush

by Barthe DeClements & Dan Andreasen

It's 1898, and Bucky can't wait to get to Alaska to find gold and adventure. But the journey is hard. Bucky, Pa, and Uncle Tanner must face deadly storms, numbing cold, and the Golden Stairs—a grueling six-hour...


Silent Thunder: A Civil War Story

by Andrea Pinkney

Each of us has a “silent thunder” – a quiet desire that rumbles from deep-down. For eleven-year-old Summer and her older brother Rosco, their secret dreams seem far out of reach. Both are slaves on a Virginia...


Tesla's Time Travelers

by Tim Black

American history teacher Nathan Greene looked at his bulletin board. How did Benedict Arnold become the second president of the United States? And who the heck was Shippen Jefferson? Where were John Adams and...


Heetunka's Harvest: A Tale of the Plains Indians

by Jennifer Berry Jones

This authentic Sioux Indian legend illustrates the disastrous consequences when greed destroys the balance between humans and nature.


Leaving Gee's Bend

by Irene Latham

Ludelphia Bennett may be blind in one eye, but she can still put in a good stitch. Ludelphia sews all the time, especially when things go wrong.

But when Mama goes into labor early and gets deathly ill, it seems...


Letters From Wolfie

by Patti Sherlock

Mark’s dog Wolfie is part malamute, part German shepherd, and all heart. Mark can hardly imagine life without his big, loving canine companion. But in 1969, the Vietnam War is still raging, and when Mark learns...


Ghost Hawk

by Susan Cooper

A friendship between a young Native American and a colonial New England settler endangers them both in this “simply unforgettable” (Booklist, starred review) adventure story from Newbery Medalist Susan Cooper....


Don't Talk to Me About the War

by David A. Adler

Thirteen-year-old Tommy Duncan just wants to root for the Brooklyn Dodgers and listen to his favorite radio programs. But it's 1940, and the world is about to change. All his friend Beth wants to discuss is...


The Great Little Madison

by Jean Fritz

In the days before microphones and TV interviews, getting people to listen to you was not an easy task. But James Madison used his quiet eloquence, intelligence and passion for unified colonies to help shape...


Al Capone Shines My Shoes

by Gennifer Choldenko

Moose and the cons are about to get a lot closer in this much-anticipated sequel.

It?s 1935. Moose Flanagan lives on Alcatraz with his family, the other families of the guards, and a few hundred no-name hit...


The Treasure of Savage Island

by Lenore Hart

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.


Mister Boots

by Carol Emshwiller

Bobby Lassiter has some important secrets—but it’s not as if anyone’s paying attention. It’s the middle of the Depression, and while Bobby’s mother and older sister knit all day to make money, Bobby...


Listening for Lucca

by Suzanne Lafleur

"I'm obsessed with abandoned things." Siena's obsession began a year and a half ago, around the time her two-year-old brother Lucca stopped talking. Now Mom and Dad are moving the family from Brooklyn to Maine...


The Light in the Forest

by Conrad Richter

When John Cameron Butler was a child, he was captured in a raid on the Pennsylvania frontier and adopted by the great warrrior Cuyloga. Renamed True Son, he came to think of himself as fully Indian. But eleven...


Hoofbeats: Margret and Flynn, 1875

by Kathleen Duey

The year is 1875, and twelve-year-old orphan Margret and her sister, Libby, are living with the kind Mrs. Fredriksen in her sod house in rural Littleton, Colorado. Margret would be happy to stay forever, but...