Book List in Order:5 titles

  • Fans of the hapless Button family will thrill to this Civil War prequel, featuring the inimitable "Granddaddy Ike" as a boy. "Eleven is not too young for war," Ike said to Barfoot, who swished his tail agreeably, then lumbered to the yard table an...


  • Ever since local boy Lester Ward got drafted by the University of Iowa Hawkeyes, Tugs Button’s scrawny cousin Ned can think of nothing but football. Sure, Lester’s younger bully of a brother is determined to keep Ned and his gang from ever gettin...


  • In Iowa circa 1929, spunky twelve-year-old Tugs vows to turn her family's luck around, with the help of a Brownie camera and a small-town mystery. Tugs Esther Button was born to a luckless family. Buttons don't presume to be singers or dancers. They...


  • A boy and his loyal dog roam freely and make mischief in a compelling portrait of a spirited family in bygone America.Born Harold Sylvester George Klein, Little Klein can’t seem to measure up to the "Bigs." His older brothers are a boisterous gang ...


  • "The letters are personal and immediate, and the story is full of details that evoke the historical period. . . . The simple words grab your heart."— BooklistIt’s a good thing nine-year-old Isabelle is learning to write letters at school, because...