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Betsy and Tacy Go Over the Big Hill

by Maud Hart Lovelace & Lois Lenski

Betsy, Tacy, and Tib can't wait to be ten. After all, getting two numbers in your age is the beginning of growing up—exciting things are bound to happen. And they do! The girls fall in love with the King of...


Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown

by Maud Hart Lovelace & Lois Lenski

Betsy, Tacy, and Tib are twelve—old enough to do lots of things...even go downtown on their own. There they see their first horseless carriage, discover the joys of the public library, and see a real play...


Cursing Columbus

by Eve Tal

The dream was always the same: I was back in Russia. My family was sitting around the Sabbath table: Mama, Papa, baby Hannah and my brothers Lemmel and Shloyme. I was telling a story about America—there were...


Picturing Alyssa

by Alison Lohans

Every time Alyssa looks at an old family portrait, she lands on an Iowa farm in 1931. The past is nothing like Alyssas unhappy life, and Alyssa finds herself wanting to live on the farm with her new friend,...


Emily of Deep Valley: A Deep Valley Book

by Maud Hart Lovelace

“I re-read these books every year, marveling at how a world so quaint—shirtwaists! Pompadours! Merry Widow hats!—can feature a heroine who is undeniably modern.” —Laura Lippman

“There are three authors...


Carney's House Party/Winona's Pony Cart: Two Deep Valley Books

by Maud Hart Lovelace

“Some characters become your friends for life. That’s how it was for me with Betsy-Tacy.” —Judy Blume

“I am fairly certain that my independent, high-spirited grandmother must have had a childhood similar...


Willie & Me

by Dan Gutman

With more than 1.5 million books sold, the Baseball Card Adventures series brings the greatest players in history to life.

Featuring black-and-white photographs and stats throughout, plus back matter separating...


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,...


Holly Jean and the Box in Granny's Attic

by Bonnie Compton Hanson

While her dad is away fighting in World War II, Holly Jean discovers a box in Granny's attic that holds mysterious letters from her dad's past. Who was this woman writing love letters to Holly Jean's father?...


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,...


Invisible Things

by Jenny Davidson

Sixteen-year-old Sophie knows there is more to the story of her parents' death. And she's on a mission to find the truth. To aid her in solving the decades-old mystery, Sophie has enlisted her best friend, Mikael,...


The Locked Garden

by Gloria Whelan

It's the year 1900, the dawn of a new century and a chance for a new beginning for Verna and Carlie, whose mother died two years ago. They are headed to their new home—the grounds of an asylum for the mentally...


The Dan Carter, Cub Scout MEGAPACK ®: The Complete 6-Book Series and More

by Mildred A. Wirt

The "Dan Carter, Cub Scout" series, written by Mildred A. Wirt (writing as Ann Wirt) follows the adventures of 10-year-old Dan Carter and the boys in Den 2 of the Cub Scouts. Dan Carter is the pack leader, and...


Holly Jean and the Secret of Razorback Ridge

by Bonnie Compton Hanson

When her father is drafted during World War II, Holly Jean Roberts must leave the big city of Cincinnati to live with her granny in Eastern Kentucky mountains. Life is anything but boring on the farm. There...


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...


The Martin Luther King Mitzvah

by Mathew Tekulsky

Adam Jacobs, a seventh grader at Beachmont Middle and the son of a Holocaust survivor, is tired of Hebrew School and tired of being bullied because he is Jewish. The bright spot in Adam’s day is when he follows...


Travels with Louis

by Mick Carlon

The warm-hearted story of Louis Armstrong and 12-year-old Fred, who learns about jazz—and life—from the great musician himself.


Cape Cod Surprise: Oliver Matches Wits with Hurricane Carol

by Carol Newman Cronin & Laurie Ann Cronin

Oliver returns! The character we came to love in Oliver's Surprise finds himself on Cape Cod aboard Cap'n Eli's boat, the beloved "Surprise," as a major hurricane threatens to make landfall. In 1954, Hurricane...


Menace at Mammoth Cave

by Mary Casanova

Kit is in Kentucky to visit her brother, Charlie, and her Aunt Millie. She's looking forward to riding horses and touring Mammoth Cave. But trouble has come to the quiet Kentucky hill country, and with locals...