Book List in Order:20 titles

  • A large, loving family in the 1930s Dust Bowl finds a “tumbleweed baby” -- a wild baby -- in the plains near their cozy farm home. The baby’s new siblings discover the ways she fits and doesn’t fit into the family, ultimately deciding that he...


  • A leopard is loose on Papa’s land... H.J. Harper would do anything for his older sister, Jessie. But what can he do, when she wants to become a veterinarian and their father won’t send her to college? Jessie is trapped, just like the leopard H.J....


  • The night his father forces him to help empty a grave to sell its contents to the medical college, Robby Hare swears he will never rob another grave. Yet he can't resist his fascination with the discoveries he knows the doctors will make as a result ...


  • An orphan named Drucilla has finally has a place to call home with the Putnam family in Salem. Although her adopted mother is strange -- haunted by a troubled past -- Dru feels drawn to her as the mother she never had. When a new reverend and his fa...


  • Coming of age during the American Revolution, Jonah is torn between honoring his Loyalist father's dying wish and taking up the cause of his Patriot neighbors. Inspired by his young, charismatic teacher, Nathan Hale, Jonah begins to question his fami...


  • Howard Gardner is starving to death. All spring and summer, Howard and his older, more charming brother Jack worked as hoggees, driving the mules that pulled boats along the Erie Canal. In a misguided attempt to outshine his brother, Howard chooses t...


  • It is 1878 and a yellow fever epidemic has turned the boisterous city of Memphis solemn and fearful. The fever has taken Eli s mother and sister and driven his grieving father away. All alone, he vows to harden his heart against further loss. Yet Eli...


  • Stewart has plenty of reasons to dislike his new art teacher, Wanda Gibbs. Not only did she give him the awful nickname "Wart" at school but she has also started dating his dad. She must have placed his dad under some sort of spell, which is entirely...


  • Would you betray your president to win the heart of America's most celebrated actor? Bella isn't evil. But even people with good intentions can end up doing bad things. Especially when they meet people with the power to persuade them to do almost...






  • A young girl survives the worst hurricane in American hisrory.Maggie McKenna loves the sea, and being able to swim in the gulf and walk along the seashore with her father. Her time with him is so precious, in fact, that she fiercely envies her unborn...


  • In Denver, Robin (a.ka. Bird) is in with the cool clique. They wear the same clothes, talk the same way, and pick on the same girls. But when her Mom hears about a cruel prank against a less popular girl, she isn't going to tolerate the Queen Bee beh...


  • The day he buried his pa, Nobe Chase lost everything - his father, his home, and his dog, Rex. Worst of all, he had to move into town to live with Sheriff Leonard - dog killer, wife stealer, and secret law-breaker of all sorts. That day, Nobe found ...


  • Suspend your disbelief as Anna Myers brings magical realism to the Everglades.Ben Riley is growing restless. He feels uneasy selling the "magic" herbal elixir at his father's traveling medicine shows. Unconvinced of the tonic's effectiveness, Ben fea...


  • Ophelia knows she has to make it work with this new foster family. She's been through too many homes since a terrible tragedy left her alone and emotionally isolated, and the state is not going to move her again no matter how unhappy she might become...


  • When Colonel Joseph Kershaw leaves Camden, South Carolina, to lead the American rebels in their struggle against the British, he leaves his son Joey behind as the man of the house. But what can a 13-year-old do when General Cornwallis comes into town...


  • When his plane is shot down in World War II, everyone in Gail's small town believes her father is dead. Everyone but Gail's mother, who has faith that he's still alive. As for Gail's uncle Ned, he has lost his faith after being blinded in the war. Th...


  • After sixteen-year-old Hallie's mother dies, she loses herself in caring for her seven brothers and sisters. Then the outbreak of World War I divides her tiny Oklahoma town, bringing a mysterious draft-dodger searching for refuge in the hills. Neighb...



  • In 1952 in Oklahoma, sixth grader Rosie enlists the aid of her new best friend, the flamboyant Cassandra, in trying to get rid of the Korean wife and stepson her older brother has brought back from the war....


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    Ethan is different. He is gorgeous, easy to talk to, and a uniquely gifted pianist. But his musical talent is both a gift and a curse. The doctors label him a schizophrenic, as he claims to have been taught by a long-dead, 19th-century composer. Clar...