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Stella by Starlight

by Sharon M. Draper Atheneum Books for Young Readers (January 06, 2015)

Sharon M. Draper presents “storytelling at its finest” (School Library Journal, starred review) in this New York Times bestselling Depression-era novel about a young girl who must learn to be brave in the...


Bo at Iditarod Creek

by Kirkpatrick Hill & Leuyen Pham Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (December 08, 2014)

Ever since five-year-old Bo can remember, she and her papas have lived in the little Alaskan mining town of Ballard Creek. Now the family must move upriver to Iditarod Creek for work at a new mine, and Bo is...


Betsy and Tacy Go Over the Big Hill

by Maud Hart Lovelace & Lois Lenski HarperCollins (May 17, 2011)

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 HarperCollins (May 24, 2011)

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...


Incommunicado

by Randall Platt Sky Pony (November 04, 2014)

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 Cinco Puntos Press (October 01, 2009)

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 Dundurn (August 05, 2011)

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,...


The Troubles of Johnny Cannon

by Isaiah Campbell Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (October 14, 2014)

?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...


Emily of Deep Valley: A Deep Valley Book

by Maud Hart Lovelace William Morrow Paperbacks (April 26, 2011)

“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 William Morrow Paperbacks (April 26, 2011)

“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 HarperCollins (March 03, 2015)

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 Greenwillow Books (April 19, 2011)

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,...


Kate's Story, 1914

by Adele Whitby Simon Spotlight (June 24, 2014)

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 from...


Girl in Reverse

by Barbara Stuber Margaret K. McElderry Books (May 13, 2014)

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, her...


Deadly

by Julie Chibbaro & Jean-Marc Superville Sovak Atheneum Books for Young Readers (February 22, 2011)

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? job that...


Homefront

by Doris Gwaltney Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (December 29, 2009)

For as long as Margaret Ann Motley can remember, she has been waiting and hoping for one thing -- a room to call her very own. And when Margaret's older sister leaves for college, it looks like Margaret's days...


Milton Hershey: Young Chocolatier

by M.M. Eboch & Meryl Henderson Aladdin (July 01, 2008)

Did you know that the man behind Hershey's chocolate used to work in an ice cream parlor? Or that he had to try over and over again to get his now-famous chocolate to taste as delicious as it does today? Milton...


Coretta Scott King: First Lady of Civil Rights

by George E. Stanley & Meryl Henderson Aladdin (December 03, 2008)

Coretta Scott King is well known for being the wifeÊof Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and for her own civil rights and world peace activism. She also received many awards and honorary degrees. But before she did...


Joshua's Song

by Joan Hiatt Harlow Margaret K. McElderry Books (July 23, 2013)

Boston, 1919. It?s been a terrible year for thirteen-year-old Joshua Harper. The influenza pandemic that?s sweeping the world has claimed his father?s life; his voice has changed, so he can?t sing in the Boston...


Invisible Things

by Jenny Davidson HarperTeen (November 23, 2010)

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,...


Bo at Ballard Creek

by Kirkpatrick Hill & Leuyen Pham Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (June 17, 2013)

It's the 1920s, and Bo was headed for an Alaska orphanage when she won the hearts of two tough gold miners who set out to raise her, enthusiastically helped by all the kind people of the nearby Eskimo village....


The Locked Garden

by Gloria Whelan HarperCollins (June 02, 2009)

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 Wildside Press (March 25, 2013)

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...


Kent State

by Deborah Wiles Scholastic Press (April 21, 2020)

May 4, 1970.



Kent State University.



As protestors roil the campus, National Guardsmen are called in. In the chaos of what happens next, shots are fired and four students are killed. To this day, there is still...


Not Your All-American Girl

by Wendy Wan-Long Shang & Madelyn Rosenberg Scholastic Press (July 07, 2020)

Lauren and her best friend, Tara, have always done absolutely everything together. So when they don't have any classes together in sixth grade, it's disastrous. The solution? Trying out for the school play....


War Stories

by Gordon Korman Scholastic Press (July 21, 2020)

There are two things Trevor loves more than anything else: playing war-based video games and his great-grandfather Jacob, who is a true-blue, bona fide war hero. At the height of the war, Jacob helped liberate...


Attack on Pearl Harbor (Ranger in Time #12)

by Kate Messner & Kelley McMorris Scholastic Press (July 21, 2020)

Ranger travels back to 1941 Hawaii, where World War II is on everyone's minds. That includes Ben Hansen, a young sailor stationed at Pearl Harbor, and twins Paul and Grace Yamada who are making their weekly...


I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 (I Survived Graphic Novel #1): A Graphix Book

by Lauren Tarshis & Haus Studio Graphix (February 04, 2020)

George Calder must be the luckiest kid alive - he and his little sister, Phoebe, are sailing with their aunt on the Titanic, the greatest ship ever built! George can't resist exploring every inch of the incredible...


I Survived The Great Molasses Flood, 1919 (I Survived #19)

by Lauren Tarshis Scholastic Paperbacks (September 03, 2019)

A deadly - and strange - disaster.
It's been four years since Carmen and Papa moved from Italy to Boston. Life here is exciting, but not always easy. And then there's the massive metal tank that rises up over...


Minesweeper (Special Forces, Book 2)

by Chris Lynch Scholastic Press (December 03, 2019)

Discover the secret missions behind America's greatest conflicts.

Fergus Frew thought he knew what to expect when he signed up with the Navy's demolitions team. But as the Korean War rages on, Fergus and his...


Unconventional Warfare (Special Forces, Book 1)

by Chris Lynch Scholastic Inc. (November 27, 2018)

Discover the secret missions behind America's greatest conflicts.

Danny Manion has been fighting his entire life. Sometimes with his fists. Sometimes with his words. But when his actions finally land him in real...


Bat 6

by Virginia Euwer Wolff Scholastic Inc. (July 28, 2015)

?Extraordinarily artful.? ? Booklist The sixth-grade girls of Barlow and Bear Creek Ridge have been waiting to play in the annual softball game -- the Bat 6 -- for as long as they can remember. But something...


The Haunted Museum #1: The Titanic Locket

by Suzanne Weyn Scholastic Paperbacks (April 29, 2014)

Don't touch anything in The Haunted Museum! It looks like the high point of Samantha's spring vacation is going to be a glimpse of a cute boy she sees at The Haunted Museum in England. She and her sister, Jessica,...


The Story of Ruby Bridges

by Robert Coles & George Ford Scholastic Inc. (November 01, 2010)

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first African American child to integrate a New Orleans school with this paperback reissue! The year is 1960, and six-year-old Ruby Bridges and her family have recently...


Maiden Voyage: A Titanic Story

by Sarah Jane Scholastic Inc. (July 31, 2018)

Isabella is shocked when her parents book her passage on the incredible Titanic and inform her that she'll be sailing by herself. She is given an envelope and told the contents will explain everything, but she...


I Survived the Children's Blizzard, 1888 (I Survived #16)

by Lauren Tarshis Scholastic Inc. (February 27, 2018)

Eleven-year-old John Hale has already survived one brutal Dakota winter, and now he's about to experience one of the deadliest blizzards in American history. The storm of 1888 was a monster, a frozen hurricane...


Making Friends with Billy Wong

by Augusta Scattergood Scholastic Press (August 30, 2016)

Azalea is not happy about being dropped off to look after Grandmother Clark. Even if she didn't care that much about meeting the new sixth graders in her Texas hometown, those strangers seem much preferable...


This Is Just a Test

by Wendy Wan-Long Shang & Madelyn Rosenberg Scholastic Inc. (June 27, 2017)

David Da-Wei Horowitz has a lot on his plate. Preparing for his upcoming bar mitzvah would be enough work even if it didn't involve trying to please his Jewish and Chinese grandmothers, who argue about everything....


Audacity Jones to the Rescue (Audacity Jones #1)

by Kirby Larson Scholastic Press (January 26, 2016)

Audacity Jones is an eleven-year-old orphan who aches for adventure, a challenge to break up the monotony of her life at Miss Maisie's School for Wayward Girls. Life as a wayward girl isn't so bad; Audie has...


Out of the Dust (Scholastic Gold)

by Karen Hesse Scholastic Inc. (September 01, 2012)

Out of the Dust joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels. Includes exclusive bonus content!

"Dust piles up like snow across the prairie. . . ."

A terrible accident has transformed...


First Person Fiction: Call Me Maria

by Judith Ortiz Cofer Scholastic Paperbacks (July 28, 2015)

A new novel from the award-winning author of AN ISLAND LIKE YOU, winner of the Pura Belpre Award.Maria is a girl caught between two worlds: Puerto Rico, where she was born, and New York, where she now lives...


Otherwise Known as Possum

by Maria D. Laso Scholastic Press (February 28, 2017)

Possum Porter has had it with change. First she lost Mama, leaving a hole nothing can fill. And now, instead of trying to return to some kind of normal, Daddy's sending Possum to school. A real school, where...


Ruby Lee and Me

by Shannon Hitchcock Scholastic Press (January 05, 2016)

Everything's changing for Sarah Beth Willis. After Robin's tragic accident, everyone seems different somehow. Days on the farm aren't the same, and the simple fun of riding a bike or playing outside can be scary....


Audacity Jones Steals the Show (Audacity Jones #2)

by Kirby Larson Scholastic Press (January 31, 2017)

Audacity Jones and her best friend, Bimmy, are setting off from Miss Maisie's School for Wayward Girls on an extraordinary adventure! In the glittering city of New York, the girls meet Harry Houdini, the world's...


I Survived the Eruption of Mount St. Helens, 1980 (I Survived #14)

by Lauren Tarshis Scholastic Inc. (August 30, 2016)

Eleven-year-old Jessie Marlowe has grown up with the beautiful Mount St. Helens always in the background. She's hiked its winding trails, dived into its cold lakes, and fished for trout in its streams. Just...


The Way to Stay in Destiny

by Augusta Scattergood Scholastic Press (January 06, 2015)

From the author of the acclaimed GLORY BE, a novel that celebrates baseball, fast piano, and small-town living in the wake of the Vietnam War. When Theo gets off a bus in Destiny, Florida, he's left behind the...


I Survived the Hindenburg Disaster, 1937 (I Survived #13)

by Lauren Tarshis Scholastic Inc. (February 23, 2016)

The greatest flying machine ever build is about to crash...

For eleven-year-old Hugo Ballard, flying on the Hindenburg is a dream come true. Hugo, his parents, and his four-year-old sister, Gertie, are making...


Who Was That Masked Man Anyway?

by Avi Scholastic Paperbacks (July 29, 2014)

A fast-paced, madcap adventure--with a fresh new cover treatment--from the always surprising raconteur, Avi!It's the spring of 1945 in Brooklyn, and while WWII rages in Europe, sixth grader Frankie Wattleson--inspired...


Esperanza Rising (Scholastic Gold)

by Pam Munoz Ryan Scholastic Press (October 01, 2012)

Esperanza Rising joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels. Includes exclusive bonus content!

Esperanza thought she'd always live a privileged life on her family's ranch...


The Fire Horse Girl

by Kay Honeyman Arthur A. Levine Books (January 01, 2013)

A fiery and romantic adventure, perfect for fans of Grace Lin, Kristen Cashore, or Lisa See! Jade Moon is a Fire Horse -- the worst sign in the Chinese zodiac for girls, said to make them stubborn, willful,...