Book List:31 titles



  • It's 1895 in New York City. Hard times have hit, and life isn't going to get better any time soon. Almost thirteen-year-old Chipper Carey is running with the Midnight Rats just to survive. Fortunately, fate steps in and introduces him to Miss Sibley,...


  • Back before the stock market crash, Jack's dad had been working steadily and their family had had plenty of money. But now, in the middle of the 1930s Depression, there isn't much work for a trombone player -- just a gig down in New York City once in...


  • Char, Weddy, and Nuell are excited over their discovery on this strange planet Pleisto, but also terrified, for the leader of their expedition, Professor Joher, has disappeared. Nuell and Weddy, his son and daughter, are concerned for his safety, whi...


  • To Tim Anderson, playing the guitar is as natural -- and just about as important -- as breathing. He’s already decided he’s going to be a musician. But his father has other career plans for him -- all involving college. And now, because Tim is on...


  • In this rousing coming-of-age story, readers return to the exciting frontier of an America that is moving west. Twelve-year old Jesse, having struck down his father in a fit of rage, has come to a major crossroads in his young life. No longer able to...







  • Twelve-year-old George Stable wants to be a rock star someday, but he gets horrible stage fright -- unless he has his old teddy bear with him. Hiding the teddy in his guitar seems like a brilliant idea. Then George discovers that someone has hidden s...



  • Paulie Horvath is never going to be a good student like his brother, John, never going to follow his hardworking father into the plumbing trade, never going to ease his mother's mind by passing tests or cleaning up his room. But once he hears jazz by...


  • Gene Richards is haunted by a voice, and he doesn't like what its saying. He's trying to ignore itpretend it's not realbut the voice has plans for Gene. A long time ago, something bad happened in the town of Magnoliasomething that Gene's grandfather ...


  • Life at Deacon Smith's Home for Waifs would be completely dreary if it weren't for Possum's best friend, Billy, who thinks up lies faster than he can talk and provides plenty of excitement for the other boys. When Billy hears that gold is hidden in t...


  • Nick is an orphan who has grown up in his uncle Jack's care on the wild, wooded coast of New England. His parents died when he was a baby during a terrible influenza epidemic that swept the region not long after World War I. Nick first realizes somet...


  • Carrie has been a kitchen slave in Sam Fraunces's  tavern in New York City for as long as she can  remember. But after she narrowly escapes a  kidnapper, Carrie becomes more curious about her mysterious  past. After all, she doesn't even know...


  • Bring history to life with compelling stories, sweeping scope, and a welcoming sense of diversity Historical fiction helps students connect to their middle school social studies classes Reading skill instruction and cross-curricular connections impro...


  • Bring history to life with compelling stories,sweeping scope, and a welcoming sense of diversityHistorical fiction helps students connect to their middle schoolsocial studies classesReading skill instruction and cross-curricular connections improveco...


  • Johnny made a promise to his father, who was wounded fighting for the South. He promised to take care of the family and not run off to fight. Without Pa, Johnny’s family can barely scrape by. But when there’s an offer to take his mules and wagon ...


  • "The text presents a unified view of Ellington as a 'special' human being; convinced even as a young boy that he would do great things in life, he labeled himself Duke and set about looking for the venue in which he would excel. He found it in jazz"....



  • Ashamed of his parents' way of life--traveling around the country peddling honey for medicinal purposes and stealing--Fergy takes his young sister and runs away to find his mother's wealthy parents and a better way to live...


  • Fourteen-year-old Chris, a poor relation of the wealthy Winchesters, must choose whether to be on the side of management or labor when his classmates' parents go on strike at the Winchester mill in response to a wage cut...


  • Angry and frustrated that his entire family is considered to be poor trash, fourteen-year-old Harry defies his father and attempts to prove that a factory is polluting their small Adirondack community...


  • A free thirteen-year-old black girl in Connecticut is caught up in the horror of the Revolutionary War and the danger of being returned to slavery when her patriot father is killed by the British and her mother disappears....


  • A free thirteen-year-old black girl in Connecticut is caught up in the horror of the Revolutionary War and the danger of being returned to slavery when her patriot father is killed by the British and her mother disappears....


  • Explores the lives and contributions of more than one hundred major jazz musicians as well as describing the major styles and stages marking the development of jazz from ragtime and blues to electronic jazz...


  • THE BOY NEXT DOOR After discovering him during a six-second spot on television, George Stable's agent devises a plan to launch George's music career as the hot new "Boy Next Door." Unfortunately, his dad has other plans for the summer, and George is ...


  • The Revolution was tearing Tim's family apart. All his life, Tim Meeker has looked up to his brother Sam. Sam's smart and brave, and always knows the right thing to do. In fact, everyone in town had admired Sam Meeker. Until now. Now Sam is par...






  • Christopher Quincy was an American boy whose father admired everything British. As a result of this trait, Chris found himself trapped at St. Basket's, an ancient London school founded--and built--in the time of Henry VIII and, Chris thought, it look...


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    Twelve–year–old George Stable wants to be a rock star someday, but he gets horrible stage fright—unless he has his old teddy bear with him. Hiding the teddy in his guitar seems like a brilliant idea. Then George discovers that someone has hidde...