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The Canning Season

National Book Award for Young People's Literature 2003

by Polly Horvath

Love under trying circumstances

One night out of the blue, Ratchet Clark's ill-natured mother tells her that Ratchet will be leaving their Pensacola apartment momentarily to take the train up north. There she...


Never Cry "Arp!" and Other Great Adventures

by Patrick F. McManus

America's best-selling outdoor humorist for adults has a secret following: middle-grade and young-adult readers.

Never Cry "Arp!" is a lively collection of twelve stories about young Pat's misadventures in the...


The Survivors

by Will Weaver

Two years ago, the ash started falling like gray snow. The volcanoes had erupted. . . .

For Miles and his sister, Sarah, the real disaster started in the violent aftermath—when they were forced to leave their...


Black Gold

by Sara Cassidy & Helen Flook

Cyrus and Rudy spend the last days of summer selling dahlias, blackberries and tomatoes at their roadside stand. When a neighbor drops off a bin full of red wigglers, California earthworms that break down compost...


The Complete Bastable Family Series (Illustrated Edition)

by Edith Nesbit, Charles E. Brock, Reginald B. Birch & Frances Ewan et al.

The Story of the Treasure Seekers tells the story of Dora, Oswald, Dicky, Alice, Noel, and Horace Octavius (H. O.) Bastable, and their attempts to assist their widowed father and recover the fortunes of their...


The Heavenly Tenants

by William Maxwell & Ilonka Karasz

The Marvell family is on the move, driving from their Wisconsin farm to visit the children's grandmother in Virginia. The night before their departure, Mr. Marvell talks to Roger, Heather, and the twins about...


The Dog Poo Fairy

by Tracey Bryant & Ian D. Johnstone

Tracey is a children’s author who lives with her two cats in rural Worcestershire. Her garden is full of fairies and the hedgerows nearby are very tidy. She overcame her dyslexia to write this entertaining...


The Santa Thief

by Alane Adams

• Total print sales in the US rose 2% in 2014, but children’s books were the key driver, with 13% growth. • The book includes lushly drawn illustrations. • A heartwarming tale of 1920s America. • Historical...


Road Block

by Yolanda Ridge

In this sequel to Trouble in the Trees, it's the end of grade six and Bree plans to spend the summer hanging around her townhouse complex in Vancouver, climbing trees with her friends. But her parents have other...


Caught in the Act

by Deb Loughead

Dylan and his friends attract the attention of the police when a summer bonfire gets out of control. Dylan almost loses a job opportunity at a local inn because of his antics, but he is saved by the lies of...


A Long Day in November

by Ernest J. Gaines

An affectionate and funny story set in the “black quarter" of a Southern sugar cane plantation in the 1940s and told by a child named Eddie, who watches his mother leave his father over his preoccupation with...


Baree, Son of Kazan

by James Oliver Curwood

This story is about Baree's survival after being separated from his parents as a young pup. He eventually finds himself in the care of Nepeese and her father Pierrot, a trapper. He bonds with Nepeese, and the...


Aunty Pinau's Banyan Tree

by Helen Berkey & Raymond Lanterman

This multicultural children's book is a classic Hawaiian story that both children and parents will love.

A familiar sight in Hawaii is the giant banyan tree, its huge mass supported by roots growing down from...


Middle School Teacher Plans and Resources for A Land Remembered: Student Edition

by Margaret Sessions Paschal

Teaching resources for middle school students for A Land Remembered Student Edition.


Wildfire!

by Elizabeth Starr Hill & Rob Shepperson

A rivalry, a rescue

Big-mouth Elliott, who has recently arrived from a city up north, considers Ben a "backwoods boy" and looks down his nose at folks in their rural Florida town. To make matters worse, Elliott...


Wild Life

by Cynthia DeFelice

Erik is preparing for his first-ever hunting trip when he learns that his parents are being deployed to Iraq. A few days later, Erik is shipped off to North Dakota to live with Big Darrell and Oma, grandparents...


The Four-Story Mistake

by Elizabeth Enright

Into the Four-Story Mistake, an odd-looking house with a confused architectural history, move the Melendy family -- Mona, Rush, Randy, Oliver, Father, and Cuffy, the housekeeper. Though disappointed about leaving...


THE BASTABLE FAMILY – Complete Series (Illustrated)

by Edith Nesbit, Reginald B. Birch, Frances Ewan & Gordon Browne et al.

This carefully crafted ebook: “THE BASTABLE FAMILY – Complete Series (Illustrated)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Story of the Treasure Seekers tells...


Part of Me

by Kimberly Willis Holt

The lives of four generations of one Louisiana family, woven together by a master storyteller

Tracing a family's roots is like taking a journey through the years. In the case of one Louisiana family, that journey...


Equinox

by Monte Killingsworth & Jennifer Danza

Autumn struggles to keep her fractured family from leaving their island home -- and each other -- until she learns that love and change grow side by side.

"There are some things you don't have to think about,...