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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 Reviews In 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,...


Rebekah in Danger: Peril at Plymouth Colony

by Colleen L. Reece

Time Period:  1620 Nov.  Freezing weather, lack of food, and sickness make the first winter at Plymouth Colony a difficult and dangerous time. What would that winter be like for a ten-year-old girl? Find out...


Maria Takes a Stand: The Battle for Women's Rights

by Norma Jean Lutz

Time Period:  1914  1914 is a tough year for twelve-year-old Maria Schmidt. Ever since the Kaiser started a war in Europe, Maria's German-sounding surname has brought her trouble at school. Even worse, her...


Sarah's New World: The Mayflower Adventure

by Colleen L. Reece

Time Period: 1620 Oct.-Nov.  Imagine leaving the land you know and the friends you hold dear-and you'll begin to understand the whirlwind of emotion that awaits ten-year-old Sarah Smythe. This fictional Pilgrim...


Kate and the Spies: The American Revolution

by JoAnn A. Grote

Time Period:  1775  When Kate Milton and her cousin happen across the Boston Tea Party, they unwittingly step into the midst of the American Revolution. The eleven-year-old girl finds herself pulled deeper...


Rachel and the Riot: The Labor Movement Divides a Family

by Susan Martins Miller

Time Period:  1889  In Minneapolis in 1889, ten-year-old Rachel Borland finds her family torn apart by the new labor movement. Two of her uncles quarrel over the necessity of a streetcar workers' union-and...


Maureen the Detective: The Age of Immigration

by Veda Boyd Jones

Time Period:  1903  When her parents died, young Maureen O'Callaghan was sent from Ireland to the United States to begin a new life in the Stevenson family. At age eleven, she's ready to become a U.S. citizen-just...