Book List:44 titles
  • Like Tom, the hyena could be seen, soon lapping up the traces of the morning's spoils, ingesting the sweet carrion through its lulling glands, along the track it follows. Tom absorbed the air of the explorers -- Sucked it down, ingested it. Until he ...



  • Describes the events of the 1914 Shackleton Antarctic expedition when, after being trapped in a frozen sea for nine months, their ship, Endurance, was finally crushed, forcing Shackleton and his men to make a very long and perilous journey across ice...


  • Meg and Harry are not the most likely combination. Harry thinks he's God's servant on earth, and Meg, well, Meg wants to live her dream of becoming a police detective. Like most young and vivacious women she also entertains romantic thoughts of her i...


  • This compelling collection of stories explores the powerful impact that music has in our livesespecially in the lives of teens. Each story strikes a new note: Ron Koertge introduces us to the boys in the bandthe marching band; Joseph Bruchac contribu...


  • Such a little banana causing such a big pile of trouble! How could it be? First the grocer, then the painter, next the bicycle messenger, and then -- oh, no -- not the baby in the carriage! An entire town turned upside down, all by a banana peel! C...


  • American history comes alive in these 100 true stories that define our country.   This magnificent treasury tells the story of America through 100 true tales. Some are tales of triumph—the midnight ride of Paul Revere, the Wright brothers taking t...



  • Magnus lives and works at the Broadway Firehouse. He knows that when the fire alarm clangs, he and his partners, Billy and Sparks, are supposed to spring into action. Without them the firemen would never be able to move the gigantic steam pumper. And...






  • As bullets ring and bombs are dropped, children watch—mostly from the sidelines, but occasionally in the direct line of fire. Unaware of the political issues or power struggles behind the battle, all they know are the human, emotional consequences ...


  • ON THEIR OWN Five years ago, a deadly plague killed off most of the world's population--at least all the Grown-ups. Only a small group of children survived. So they formed a family and managed on their own. Then they came across some adults who ha...


  • They have found others.Five years after a deadly plague killed all the Grown-ups, the world's population has nearly vanished. But a group of children have survived and forged a new family, a new life, and together traveled up the coast of Florida, lo...


  • It is the year 2007. The world has been wiped out by a deadly plague that killed all the adults. Without them, children perished of hunger and disease. No more people, no more electricity, no more civilization -- just mildewed houses, overgrown yar...


  • Jennifer Armstrong’s two masterful novels about Mary Mehan are now together in one volume. Set against the pivotal events of the American Civil War, The Dreams of Mairhe Mehan depicts an Irish immigrant girl and her family, struggling to find their...


  • Fifteen-year-old Frank Kovacs, a Polish immigrant working in the coal mines of eastern Pennsylvania, begins a correspondence with Theodore Roosevelt after he assumes the presidency on September 14, 1901....




  • The somber, hard-working people of an isolated town on the plains ply through life in the drabbest of gray clothes--until, in the linings of their pockets, they begin to discover lavishly embroidered pictures of far-away places, sewn there by a myste...


  • It is 1870 and Lili Alesund lives with her family in Vinhaven, Norway, a beautiful town on the edge of the sea. She is called Lili the Brave because she has never been afraid of anything. But Lili has never had to leave Norway before or travel to Ame...


  • A lyrical novel about a day in the life of a young pioneer girl growing up on the Dakota prairie is now available in a Knopf Paperback edition. This widely praised and beautifully crafted tale deftly evokes the vast expanse of the American West, the ...


  • Meet Gretel Muller, a young German girl growing up in Galveston, Texas in 1855. Gretel dreams of living in a fairy-tale castle by the sea, but instead spends her days working with her short-tempered sisters in their mother's hat shop. When a rich res...


  • The close of the Civil War finds Mary Mehan as emotionally traumatized as the demobilized soldiers around her, and she must begin a journey of emotional and physical renewal. This moving sequel to one of the most highly praised young adult books of 1...


  • In the first of Jennifer Armstrong's Fourth of July series of historical chapter books, it's 1915 and everyone is wild about baseball--especially nine-year-old Patrick, an Irish kid living in the tough Hell's Kitchen section of New York City. Patrick...


  • With bold illustrations, large type that little fingers can point to, and plenty of rhyme, rhythm, and repetition, Early Step into Reading book are perfect for preschoolers just beginning to read. The sun and the moon shine down on a young boy as he ...



  • In a rich tapestry of dreams, legend, and the pivotal events of the American Civil War, this haunting novel portrays a family of Irish immigrants fighting to find its identity in the New World while a nation struggles to be born anew out of the carna...




  • Awaiting her fiance+a7's return from World War II, Grace MacKenzie finds strength in managing her family's inn and is heartbroken when Jimmy returns a changed man, bragging of his wartime heroics and insisting that she give up her own dreams. Origina...







  • Struggling with financial difficulties due to the Prohibition and her brother's wish to make the inn into a speakeasy, Claire MacKenzie is drawn into a mystery regarding the murder of the town drunk and fears her brother may be involved. Original....


  • 1898 On the eve of the twentieth century the world is changing rapidly, and Laura MacKenzie wants to be a part of the coming age. Her parents, forever entrenched in their old-fashioned ways, are running the Wild Rose Inn the same way their family...



  • 1858 Emily MacKenzie is content spending her days sailing and working at the Wild Rose Inn with Lucy, her best friend and adopted sister. The rift between the North and South is growing, but Emily has never given much thought to the troubling so...



  • "We must stay together." Susannah and Bethlehem are runaways. Susannah is an orphan sent to live on a southern plantation with her uncle and aunt. She wants to go home. Bethlehem is a slave. She wants to be free. They decide that there is a better l...


  • Forty years after Susannah, the ward of a slave owner, helps Bethlehem, a slave girl, escape to freedom, Susannah's granddaughter, Mary, and Bethlehem's pupil, Free, learn the story of the heroic escape...




  • When Hilary Burr, the horse expert of Pets, Inc., is given the task of looking after the horses at Stanton Hill Stables, she encounters Jet, a beautiful Arabian filly, and Mark, a disabled boy whom Hilary teaches to ride horses...