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Incommunicado

by Randall Platt

Just about everyone is incommunicado in the small, sleepy Oregon coastal town of Sea Park during winter. Until Pearl Harbor, that is, when it springs to patriotic life. But is Ruby Opal Pearl (a.k.a. Jewels)...


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...


The Troubles of Johnny Cannon

by Isaiah Campbell

“A boy with a highly original voice winces his way into the bewildering world of adults during a neglected moment in American history” (Newbery Medalist Richard Peck) in this heroic coming-of-age novel.

Johnny...


On Track for Treasure

Wanderville #2

by Wendy McClure

Book two in a historically rooted series that's The Boxcar Children for a new era!

When the town sheriff discovers the exact location of “Wanderville,” the orphans who live there—Jack, Frances, Harold,...


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...


Halley

by Faye Gibbons

Times are hard in Depression-era Georgia mountain country. Even so, fourteen-year-old Halley Owenby, her younger brother, Robbie, and their parents, Jim and Kate, manage to get by until Jim dies suddenly in...


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...


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...


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...


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,...


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 Train Jumper

by Don Brown

OUT OF WORK AND OUT OF LUCK. In Don Brown's The Train Jumper Ed "Collie" Collier encounters hobos, misers, racists, and even some kindness while riding the rails during the Great Depression.

Collie leaves home...


Kate's Story, 1914

by Adele Whitby

There are more family secrets waiting to be discovered at Vandermeer Manor in America in the second book of a historical fiction mystery series.

It’s the end of June in 1914, and Beth Etheridge is traveling...


Girl in Reverse

by Barbara Stuber

Being adopted isn’t easy—especially when you’re seen as a national enemy. A teen seeks the roots of her identity in this stirring novel from the acclaimed author of Crossing the Tracks.

When Lily was three,...


Lantern Sam and the Blue Streak Bandits

by Michael D. Beil

“An atmospheric late-1930s adventure with old-time cinematic appeal. Fans of fast-paced, far-fetched action will lap it up as enthusiastically as Sam swallows his favorite brand of sardines.” —Kirkus Reviews...


Painting the Rainbow

by Amy Gordon

It's 1965, and during their annual month-long reunion at their grandparents' lake house, thirteen-year-old Holly and her cousin Ivy accidentally discover hidden family letters and drawings dating back to World...


The Red Rose Box

by Brenda Woods

On her tenth birthday, Leah receives a surprise gift from glamorous Aunt Olivia, Mama's only sister, who lives in Los Angeles.  It is a red rose box.  Not many people in 1958 Louisiana have seen such a beautiful...


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?...


Deadly

by Julie Chibbaro & Jean-Marc Superville Sovak

Join the search for Typhoid Mary in this early twentieth-century CSI. Now in paperback!

Prudence Galewski doesn’t belong in Mrs. Browning’s esteemed School for Girls. She doesn’t want an “appropriate”...