Book List:19 titles
  • When ten-year-old Susan Marcus discovers a world of prejudice right in her own back yard she makes a small but courageous stand in this irresistibly appealing historical novel set in 1943. 'You wouldn't even know there was a war on,' thinks Susan ...


  • As a New York-to-Mississippi transplant in 1943, ten-year-old Susan Marcus discovers a world of prejudice right in her own backyard and makes a small but courageous stand toward equality. ...


  • This funny, sensitive novel is about an American child's experience at home during World War II, the adventure and urgency, and also the sorrow and anticlimax. Ellen Parker, 11, can't wait for her beloved Uncle Bob to join the army. She knows he'll b...


  • Great-Uncle Benson can't believe that ten-year-old Rachel's family doesn't eat dinner together. When he and Rachel start a culinary campaign to lure the family to the dinner table, the results surprise everyone, especially Great-Uncle Benson. "A warm...


  • Early in the twentieth century, ten-year-old Ben and his family live in the poorest part of their city with other Jewish immigrants. There is never enough money to make ends meet, so Ben, determined to do his part, lands a job delivering hat linings ...


  • Twelve-year-old Harry Jones arrives in St. Louis in the summer of 1904 ready to have the time of his life at the glorious ST. Louis World's Fair. But the minute her gets off the train, unanticipated events push him to see the underside of this utopia...


  • Gary has so many problems, it's hard to tell where one ends and the next begins. He can't seem to make friends, and no matter how hard he tries in school, he never catches up. He "spaces out" sometimes when things just seem too difficult. One day, wh...


  • The lovable vole and groundhog who first appeared in Rose and Riley return for three new stories about friendship and misunderstandings. First they head to the beach, where Riley is intent on finding a picture-perfect seashell, while Rose is content ...


  • What is a community without heart?Uh-oh! - Mrs. Krnc is at it again! Rachel and her younger friend Brian know that their other neighbor Mr. Gioia is going to be especially unhappy about Mrs. Krnc feeding the pigeons because he has repeatedly asked he...






  • Meet Rose and Riley, a vole and a groundhog, who are best friends. And like all best friends, they don't always see eye to eye. Whether it is best to carry an umbrella when rain is predicted but there isn't a cloud in the sky, or a good idea to celeb...


  • Pretty is as pretty doesFranny gets two dolls for her birthday. Rose has yellow curls, big blue eyes, and a frilly dress. She chants "Ring around the Rosy" when you squeeze her hand. Suzie is an old rag doll, all floppy and faded. Franny's grandmothe...


  • A new Fraser brothers adventureWhen a karate-chopping kindergartner named Charley moves in next door, Edward Fraser and his older brother, Jason, see mischief in the making. Charley is good at kicking, jumping, noise-making, and running wild. He's no...


  • A third book in the popular Fraser brothers series. Right after seeing his older brother, Jason, in a school production of Peter Pan, Edward Fraser claims to have spotted an alligator in his neighborhood park's lake. Jason and his parents think the s...


  • As the war rages on and times get difficult, Mr. O makes his contribution to the community by playing his cello in the square every Wednesday afternoon, thus as things get even more desperate, all in the community soon begin to realize the meaning be...


  • A third book in the popular Fraser brothers series. Right after seeing his older brother, Jason, in a school production of Peter Pan, Edward Fraser claims to have spotted an alligator in his neighborhood park's lake. Jason and his parents think the s...



  • The Fraser brothers return in a collection of five stories of adventure as Edward faces a haunted house for a pre-Halloween party, Jason is forced to have dinner with an unwanted girlfriend, and Spike, their pet rat, unexpectedly has babies....