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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,...


Mirandy and Brother Wind

by Patricia Mckissack & Jerry Pinkney

Illus. in full color."Mirandy is sure she'll win the cake walk if she can catch Brother Wind for her partner, but he eludes all the tricks her friends advise. This gets a high score for plot, pace, and characterization....


Someday When My Cat Can Talk

by Caroline Lazo & Kyrsten Brooker

THIS CHARMING, CHILD-CENTRIC book offers a glimpse into a cat’s exciting “other” life. In a little girl’s fantasy, her cat sneaks away, hops a ship, and sails off to Europe! And someday, when he can...


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...


Lone Wolves

by John Smelcer

A half-Indian with an outcast wolf as lead dog, Deneena attempts the Great Race to prove herself and her heritage.


Fire Race: A Karuk Coyote Tale of How Fire Came to the People

by Jonathan London, Lanny Pinola & Sylvia Long

Inspired by a legend of the Karuk people, the story of how Coyote captures fire and how Eagle, Cougar, Fox, Bear and others work together to help is a dramatic tale of bravery and cooperation.


Alejandro's Gift

by Richard Albert & Silvia Long

This uplifting story about one man's gift to the desert and the gift he receives in return has a powerful environmental lesson.


What's My Name in Hawaii?

by Louise Bonner & Ray Lanterman

What's My Name in Hawaii? is the story of a little Japanese boy's search for a name. He needs a new one because he is about to become an American citizen in Hawaii, where his parents have come to live from faraway...


A Pet for Kei-Chan

by Nancy Nash

This is a picture-story of a little Japanese girl, and her touching search for a friend.


Tatsu the Dragon

by Helen Van Aken & Yoshie Noguchi

Tatsu wasn't a real dragon. Jiro and Zenji made him for a festival parade, out of bamboo hoops and cloth. But as soon as he was finished, he began to feel like a real dragon, even though he didn't have any wings....


Aunty Pinau's Banyan Tree

by Helen Berkey & Ramond Lanterman

Within the pages of this entertaining children's story, we meet many people, each authentically reflecting some side of Hawaii's multi-racial background. We catch the real flavor of Hawaii's countryside and...


Street Pharm

by Allison van Diepen

Ty Johnson knows survival. Since inheriting his pop’s business at sixteen, Ty’s developed smarts, skills, and mad discipline. The supply game’s in his blood. And life is pretty sweet when you’re on top....


A Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

by Brenda Woods

If you could get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for anything at all, what would it be? This writing assignment, given out in Ms. Hart?s tenth-grade creative writing class, sparks a group of nine students...


Maizon at Blue Hill

by Jacqueline Woodson

Maizon takes the biggest step in her life when she accepts a scholarship to boarding school and says good-bye to her grandmother and her best friend, Margaret. Blue Hill is beautiful, and challenging-but there...


The Veil Weavers: Veil of Magic Book 3

by Maureen Bush

Josh and Maddy must go on a quest to find out how to fix the Veil of Magic, and protect and strengthen the magical world's inhabitants for all time.


Between Madison and Palmetto

by Jacqueline Woodson

Margaret and Maizon are back together on Madison Street, but their friendship is different now. Margaret needs more time alone, and it's not just the two of them any more-their new neighbor and classmate, Caroline,...


Oh, Dear!

by Peggy Lincoln

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Oh, Dear! What will they do? The characters in this imaginative children's book are either animals or humans who face an imminent dilemma.

How they choose to manage the problem is up to them. They...


Escape Under the Forever Sky

by Eve Yohalem

Loosely based on real-life events, this suspenseful story, by a debut novelist, is also funny and touching and will have readers riveted from start to finish. Lucy's mother is the U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia,...


Ice Storm

by Penny Draper

The deadly ice storm that struck Eastern Canada and the US in January of 1998 has a drastic effect on the lives of two 12-year-old cousins, one a figure-skating "princess" from Montreal, and the other her down-to-earth...


Going Home

by Nicholasa Mohr

In this sequel to Felita, Felita's going to Puerto Rico! It's like a dream to her, although she'll miss her friends. But Felita's summer isn't at all what she expected. Her uncle's small village is boring, and...