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Teddy Roosevelt and the Treasure of Ursa Major

by Kennedy Center, The, Ard Hoyt, Laura Bush & Ronald Kidd

Imagine if you lived in the White House! The first book centers around three of Theodore Roosevelt's children, Kermit, Ethel and Archie. Their mother is away and they are left in the charge of a comical nanny...


Mending Horses

by M. P. Barker

Irish immigrant Daniel Linnehan is no longer an indentured servant. New friends and a new direction in life lead him to work as a peddler on the road and then in a traveling circus, where Daniel heals and trains...


Firestorm!

by Joan Hiatt Harlow

Twelve-year-old Poppy is an orphan living in a bad neighborhood in Chicago, pick pocketing so that she has a place to sleep at night. Justin’s world couldn’t be more different—his father owns a jewelry...


The Riddle of Penncroft Farm

by Dorothea Jensen

Lars Olafson moves with his parents to the old family farm near Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, to live with his aged aunt Cass. Lars is miserable—until he meets Geordie, a ghost whose stories of the Revolutionary...


What the Moon Said

by Gayle Rosengren

Fans of the Little House books will fall in love with Esther.

Thanks to her superstitious mother, Esther knows some tricks for avoiding bad luck: toss salt over your left shoulder, never button your shirt crooked,...


Susan Marcus Bends the Rules

by Jane Cutler

It's 1943 and ten-year-old Susan Marcus has moved with her family from New York City to Clayton, Missouri. It's different from her old home in so many ways, and worst of all, for the first time in her life,...


We Were There at the Driving of the Golden Spike

by David Shepherd & William K. Plummer

Travel back to the 1860s to join a family of Irish immigrants on their westward voyage to participate in the dramatic track-laying contest between the Union and Central Pacific Railroads. 35 illustrations.


Pioneer Summer

by Deborah Hopkinson & Patrick Faricy

Westward Ho!

Congress has ruled that settlers in Kansas Territory will decide whether Kansas will enter the Union as a free or a slave state. Charlie Keller's papa is an abolitionist, and he's moving the family...


El Lector

by William Durbin

Thirteen-year-old Bella wants to be a lector like her grandfather, who reads to the workers in a cigar factory in Tampa, Florida. But will Bella be able to get the education she needs during the Depression?


We Were There at the First Airplane Flight

by Felix Sutton & Laszlo Matulay

A brother and sister meet Orville and Wilbur Wright and assist the inventors in realizing their dream of human flight. Reviewed by historical consultants for accuracy and illustrated with 35 dramatic drawings....


We Were There at the Battle of Gettysburg

by Alida Sims Malkus & Leonard Vosburgh

Expert-approved, illustrated novel unfolds in a small Pennsylvania town, where Confederate and Union troops converge for a decisive confrontation. A dramatic series of adventures features cameos by Lee, Lincoln,...


We Were There at the Boston Tea Party

by Robert N. Webb & E.F. Ward

Historically accurate adventure novel, set in New England during 1773, follows a brother and sister as they carry secret messages to Sam Adams, Paul Revere, and other patriots. 35 illustrations.


Sporty Creek

by James Still

With illustrations by Paul Brett Johnson

Sporty Creek is a series of short stories set in the Kentucky hills. Narrated by a young boy (a cousin of the narrator of Still's classic novel River of Earth), the book...


Radio Girl

by Carol Brendler

It's 1938 in Newark, New Jersey, and CeCe Maloney is a feisty, determined fourteen-year-old with big dreams and a huge imagination who seeks fame and fortune (or even a job) as a radio star. This poignant, often...


Just Jane: A Daughter of England Caught in the Struggle of the American Revolution

by William Lavender

Romance, history, and warfare abound in this story set in South Carolina during the American Revolution.


The Secret of the Sealed Room

by Bailey MacDonald

The play’s the thing . . .

To the outside world, Tom Pryne is an orphan traveling Elizabethan England with his uncle’s theater troupe. In actuality, “Tom” is Viola, in disguise because her parents’...


Tricking the Tallyman

by Jacqueline Davies & S.D. Schindler

Are kids interested in learning about the very first American census? Probably not. Do young readers clamor for stories set in the very, very olden days of the late 18th century? Uh, not really. Okay, but do...


Moonshiner's Son

by Carolyn Reeder

Twelve-year-old Tom Higgins is learning the craft of making whiskey. Even though Prohibition forbids the production and sale of alcoholic beverages, Tom is determined to be a good apprentice. He is, after all,...


The Secret of the Red Flame

by K.M. Kimball

JOZEF IS PLAYING A

DANGEROUS GAME

After Jozef loses the earnings from his family's butcher shop to a gang of street urchins, he vows to recover the money. Refusing to heed the warnings of his brother, an embittered,...


Teddy Roosevelt

by Edd Winfield Parks

Focuses on the childhood of the dynamic president, describing how Teddy worked hard to improve his poor health and developed a lifelong interest in nature and the conservation of natural resources.