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Davy Crockett: Young Rifleman

by Aileen Wells Parks

A biography of the famous frontiersman and Congressman, focusing on his childhood.


Water Song

by Suzanne Weyn & Mahlon F. Craft

"ONCE UPON A TIME"

IS TIMELESS

Young, beautiful, and wealthy, Emma Pennington is accustomed to a very comfortable life. Although war rages abroad, she hardly feels its effect. She and her mother travel from...


The Wild Girls

by Pat Murphy

It?s 1972. Twelve-year-old Joan is sure that she is going to be miserable when her family moves. Then she meets a most unusual girl. Sarah prefers to be called ?Fox,? and lives with her author dad in a rundown...


Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere

by Julie T. Lamana

Armani Curtis can think about only one thing: her tenth birthday. All her friends are coming to her party, her mama is making a big cake, and she has a good feeling about a certain wrapped box. Turning ten is...


Palace Beautiful

by Sarah Williams

When sisters Sadie and Zuzu move to Salt Lake City, they discover an old journal in a secret room in their new house. Along with their neighbor, Bella, the girls take turns reading the story of a girl named...


Whistle in the Dark

by Susan Hill Long

It is the 1920s in Leadanna, Missouri, and thirteen-year-old Clem must leave school and join his Pap in the lead mines--money is tight in the Harding household. While searching for another way to help his family,...


In the Face of Danger

by Joan Lowery Nixon

Shy Megan Kelly cannot forget the day a gypsy read her palm announcing to all that she would bring trouble to those around her. Afterward, trouble does follow her, until she takes the necessary steps to free...


A Place to Belong

by Joan Lowery Nixon

Danny and his younger sister, Peg, are placed in St. Joseph, Missouri, with kind Alfrid and Olga Swenson. Danny is thrilled to have a "real" father again, but when Olga suddenly dies, he is devastated—until...


Caught in the ACT

by Joan Lowery Nixon

As the saga of the Kelly children continues, Mike Kelly is adopted by a German immigrant farm family living in Missouri. Although they are kind to him, they are mainly interested in having cheap labor.


A Family Apart

by Joan Lowery Nixon

The first in an exciting new four-part series about the more than 100,000 homeless children taken from the streets of New York and sent west to new families. Book 1 is the story of six brothers and sisters whose...


Keeping Secrets

by Joan Lowery Nixon

It's the autumn of 1863, and as the Civil War rages, a stranger named Violet seeks refuge with the Kelly family. Peg Kelly, 11, is thrilled—Violet treats her like an adult, not a child. Violet is fleeing Confederate...


Land of Promise

by Joan Lowery Nixon

Irish immigrant Rose Carney has a difficult life in Chicago. She’s working to help pay for her mother’s and sisters’ passages, dealing with her father’s drinking problem, and worrying about her brothers’...


Land of Hope

by Joan Lowery Nixon

The family of Rebekah Levinsky emigrates from Russia and settles in New York City, hoping their dreams will come true. But instead of finding streets paved with gold, they find they must work seven days a week...


Son of Fortune

by Victoria Mckernan

Aiden Lynch is a survivor—only 16 years old, he's seen himself through near-starvation on the Kansas prairie, a brutal journey on the Oregon trail, and backbreaking work in a lumber camp. Now he's reached...


The Ghost in the Glass House

by Carey Wallace

A YA novel set in a seaside New England town in the 1920s, where twelve-year-old Clare discovers a mysterious glass house and falls in love with Jack, the ghost of a boy who can’t remember how he died.


Staking a Claim, the Journal of Wong Ming-Chung, a Chinese Miner, California, 1852

by Laurence Yep

Newbery Honor author Laurence Yep's incredible JOURNAL OF WONG MING-CHUNG is now in paperback with a stunning repackaging! In 1852, during the height of the California Gold Rush, ten-year-old Wong makes the...


Messenger on the Battlefield

by Melinda Rice

The Lone Star Heroines series brings to life real events in Texas history and shows young readers how girls living during those exciting times experienced and even contributed to those dramatic events. Each...


A Year Down Yonder

by Richard Peck

Mary Alice's childhood summers in Grandma Dowdel's sleepy Illinois town were packed with enough drama to fill the double bill of any picture show. But now she is fifteen, and faces a whole long year with Grandma,...


My Beautiful Hippie

by Janet Nichols Lynch

It's 1967 and fifteen-year-old Joanne, raised in San Francisco's Haight District, becomes involved with Martin, an enigmatic and irresistible hippie, and discovers a world of drugs, antiwar demonstrations, and...


Canary in the Coal Mine

by Madelyn Rosenberg

Bitty is a canary who detects deadly gas leaks in a West Virginia coal mine during the Depression, and whose courage more than makes up for his diminutive size. Tired of unsafe working conditions, Bitty escapes...