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Death Coming Up the Hill

by Chris Crowe

A strikingly innovative and powerful story. Death Coming Up the Hill portrays the momentous events of the year 1968—the escalating war in Vietnam, the explosive Democratic Convention in Chicago, the Martin...


Legacy of the Stone: The Firestorm Chronicles Book 2

by Karlajean Jirik Becvar

Unable to reconnect with Thomas and Judith Markham after the second fire, Addie returns to Hinckley. Only this time, Thomas and Judith's Uncle Caspian is not dead and Jake Tanner is seeking revenge. What does...


White Pine: My Year as a Lumberjack and River Rat

by Caroline Akervik

After Sevy Anderson's father breaks his leg in a sawmill accident, the fourteen-year-old must take his place with the rough and tumble lumberjacks and river rats who harvest the white pine forests of Wisconsin....


The Pushcart War

by Jean Merrill & Ronni Solbert

50th Anniversary Edition

Do you know the history of the pushcart war? The REAL history? it’s a story of how regular people banded together and, armed with little more than their brains and good aim defeated...


Just a Drop of Water

by Kerry O'Malley Cerra

Ever since he was little, Jake Green has longed to be a soldier and a hero like his grandpa, who died serving his country. Right now, though, he just wants to outsmart—and outrun—the rival cross country team,...


Of Monsters and Madness

by Jessica Verday

A romantic, historical retelling of classic Gothic horror featuring Edgar Allan Poe and his character Annabel Lee, from a New York Times best-selling author.

Annabel Lee is summoned from Siam to live with her...


Searching for Silverheels

by Jeannie Mobley

A girl’s search for the truth about a legendary woman teaches her a lot about what bravery and loyalty really mean in this gorgeous novel from the author of Katerina’s Wish.

In her small Colorado town Pearl...


The Paper Cowboy

by Kristin Levine

Though he thinks of himself as a cowboy, Tommy is really a bully. He's always playing cruel jokes on classmates or stealing from the store. But Tommy has a reason: life at home is tough. His abusive mother isn't...


Anybody Shining

by Frances O'Roark Dowell

Can one mistake destroy the chance of a lifetime? A girl discovers there are many ways of being true in this magnificent ode to handwritten letters and the shining power of friendship from the author of Dovey...


Betsy Ross

by Ann Weil & Al Fiorentino

Explore the childhood of Betsy Ross and find out why she’s an all-star in American history!

Betsy Ross is remembered as the maker of the first American flag, which was secretly presented to General George Washington...


Outside In

by Karen Romano Young

Chérie Witkowski is twelve, and she doesn't want to turn thirteen this year. This is the year, 1968, that everything -- absolutely everything-seems to be changing. At home her parents are expecting a new baby,...


Ben Franklin's Fame

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...


Fleabrain Loves Franny

by Joanne Rocklin

This gem of a novel takes place in Pittsburgh in 1952. Franny Katzenback, while recovering from polio, reads and falls in love with the brand-new book Charlotte's Web. Bored and lonely and yearning for a Charlotte...


Guns for General Washington: A Story of the American Revolution

by Seymour Reit

Seymour Reit re-creates the true story of Will Knox, a nineteen-year-old boy who undertook the daring and dangerous task of transporting 183 cannons from New York’s Fort Ticonderoga to Boston—in the dead...


Black Duck

by Janet Taylor Lisle

It is spring 1929, and Prohibition is in full swing. So when Ruben and Jeddy find a dead body washed up on the shore of their small coastal Rhode Island town, they are sure it has something to do with smuggling...


Who Was That Masked Man Anyway?

by Avi

A fast-paced, madcap adventure--with a fresh new cover treatment--from the always surprising raconteur, Avi! It's the spring of 1945 in Brooklyn, and while WWII rages in Europe, sixth grader Frankie Wattleson--inspired...


A Tale of Gold

by Thelma Hatch Wyss

GOLD! GOLD! GOLD! scream the headlines in July 1987, announcing the discovery of gold in the Yukon. Fourteen-year-old James Erickson, alone in the world after his father's death, is mesmerized when he sees the...


Dog Diaries #5: Dash

by Kate Klimo & Tim Jessell

A dog's-eye view of the Mayflower voyage and the first Thanksgiving at Plymouth Colony!

English springer spaniel Dash and his furry friend Mercy--a mastiff--travel with their master, John Goodman, in search of...


The Trouble with May Amelia

by Jennifer L. Holm & Adam Gustavson

The long-awaited and highly anticipated sequel to the Newbery Honor winner Our Only May Amelia, by the bestselling and cherished author Jennifer Holm.

May Amelia Jackson captured readers’ hearts in the Newbery...


George Washington: Our First Leader

by Augusta Stevenson & E. Joseph Dreany

Get to know George Washington as a kid and discover what made him the ultimate all-star in American history.

George Washington was the first President of the United States, the commander-in-chief of the Continental...