Book List in Order: 25 titles

  • Bunny Hopwell doesn’t understand why everyone is so excited about Spring--he was born during the winter, and all he’s known is snow and cold. After smelling fresh grass and hearing robins sing, he finally understands what Spring is -- the perfect...


  • "A scintillating sliver of history. . . . An inventive introduction to the Renaissance and one of its masters." (Publishers Weekly, starred review) "An unusual and surprisingly touching story . . . . An offbeat and intriguing read." (The Bulletin of ...


  • Newbery Honor-winning author and preeminent biographer for young people, Jean Fritz, brings to life our colorful 26th president. Conservationist, hunter, family man, and politician, Teddy Roosevelt commanded the respect and admiration of many who mar...


  • All King George the Third ever wanted was for everyone to be as conscientious as he was about obeying the rules! After all, he followed the rules for being a good king: he married a princess, he had heirs, he was careful with his country's money . . ...


  • In the early days of America when men wore ruffles, rode horseback, and obeyed the King, Samuel Adams cared for none of these things. No one expected him to wear ruffles or pledge allegiance to the King, but they did think he might get on a horse....


  • Abraham Lincoln was one busy man. He had a country to run. And a war to win. And a family to care for. But when it came time to honor all the soldiers who had died in the great battle of Gettysburg, President Lincoln still took time to say a few word...


  • "Newbery Honor-winning author, Jean Fritz, takes us on a journey to the Underground Railroad.Brady has never been trusted with secrets, until now. When he discovers an Underground Railroad station near his family''s farm, he is forced to make his ow...


  • Everyone has a mother. Even George Washington. But Mary Washington is nothing like you'd think! She hates to dress up. And she always thinks she knows what's best for George. After all, she's his mother! You can read more about her in this true story...


  • Ann Hamilton's family has moved to the western frontier of Pennsylvania, and she misses her old home in Gettysburg. There are no girls her age on Hamilton Hill, and life is hard. But when the Hamiltons survive a terrible storm and receive a surprise ...






  • "George W. Allen is a boy who never gives up until he finds out what he wants to know--in this case, what his namesake ate for breakfast . . . The sprightly, humorous story and likable colored illustrations bring history alive and make research meani...


  • "A Newbery Honor book!Jean Fritz’s award-winning account of her life in China, and to honor this story, it is only fitting that it be added to our prestigious line of Puffin Modern Classics. This fictionalized autobiography tells the heartwarmi...




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  • The trouble with Benedict Arnold was that he carried everything too far. As a boy, he did crazy things like climbing atop a burning roof and picking a fight with the town constable. As a soldier, he was even more reckless. He was obsessed with being ...




  • If you ask children in Ireland who really discovered America, you may get this surprising answer: St. Brendan, of course. He left Ireland 1,500 years ago in a leather boat to find paradise. Tales of the wonders he and his crew saw and the Monster Ter...








  • Daniel knew he was loyal to England and the King. Until something happened that changed his life forever. This "vivid and compelling story of the American Revolution" is set in Salem in 1774, when people were either Tories or Whigs and the growing v...



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    In a story that is as gripping as it is historical, Newbery Honor-winning author Jean Fritz reveals the true life of Pocahontas. Though at first permitted to move freely between the Indian and the white worlds, Pocahontas was eventually torn between ...