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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...


My America: For This Land: Meg's Prairie Diary, Book Two

by Kate McMullan

In Book Two of Meg's Prairie Diary, Meg Wells is joined by the rest of her family on the Kansas prairie, where they fight alongside the Abolitionists to keep Kansas a free state. In Kate McMullan's second book...


My America: A Fine Start: Meg's Prairie Diary, Book Three

by Kate McMullan

In her third and final diary, by Kate McMullan, Meg continues to face the hardships of life on the prairie with her brave and sweet spirit. Meg continues to describe the daily realities on the prairie as she...


My America: As Far As I Can See: Meg's Prairie Diary, Book One, Kansas

by Kate McMullan

In Kate McMullan's first My America book, the drama and adventure of the American prairie come to life when Meg must leave her family and move to Kansas to avoid the St. Louis cholera epidemic. Margaret Cora...


Riding Freedom

by Pam Munoz Ryan & Brian Selznick

A reissue of Pam Munoz Ryan's bestselling backlist with a distinctive new author treatment. In this fast-paced, courageous, and inspiring story, readers adventure with Charlotte Parkhurst as she first finds...


Why? The War Years

by Tomie dePaola

The latest addition to the Newbery Honor award-winning 26 Fairmount Avenue series. World War II is raging in Europe, and Tomie finds that life has changed in many ways. Now he has to wear an extra sweater to...


The Treasure of Way Down Deep

by Ruth White

When Ruby Jolene Hurley sees the shadow of her dead pet goat Jethro dancing on his grave, that's the first hint that something strange is going on in Way Down Deep. Then on Halloween night, Miss Arbutus senses...


Apache Pass

by Stig Holmas & Anne Born

In this sequel to Son of Thunder, the Indians and settlers who long for peace are forced to take sides. Ages 12 and up.


Fire on the Hillside

by Melinda Rice

The spring of 1847 is approaching and Katherine Haufmann has just moved to Fredericksburg, Texas with her family from Germany. As she struggles to get used to her new home, 13-year-old Katherine becomes intrigued...


Marooned on the Pirate Coast

by Melinda Rice

This is the fourth title in the Lone Star Heriones Series of Texas history for children.


Grace and the Bully: Drought on the Frontier

by Norma Jean Lutz

Time Period:  1819  Grace Morgan can't stand the dirty, unkempt boy who harasses her meek and quiet cousin. But Grace soon gets a taste of the bully's hard life of poverty when her hometown of Cincinnati is...


Emma's Secret: The Cincinnati Epidemic

by Veda Boyd Jones

Time Period:  1832  Twelve-year-old Emma Farley has a secret hope-but in 1832, in the rough frontier city of Cincinnati, will she ever be able to live her dream? The odds are against her, considering society's...


Betsy's River Adventure: The Journey Westward

by Veda Boyd Jones

Time Period:  1808  Thirteen-year-old Betsy Miller is shocked when her parents decide to move from their home in Boston to the rugged frontier city of Cincinnati. They'll take a dangerous, weeks-long journey...


Emily Makes a Difference: A Time of Progress and Problems

by JoAnn A. Grote

Time Period:  1893  It's 1893, and technology is making Emily Allerton's world a better place. This fictional twelve year old can hardly believe the inventions displayed at the Chicago World's Fair-unusual...


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

Celebrating the 15th anniversary of these collection of tales. There are among nine "tall" heroes featured in this exuberant collection of traditional American folk tales, including Paul Bunyan, JohnnyAppleseed,...


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...