Book List in Order: 11 titles


  • It’s 1911 in Pennsylvania coal country, and Corey must work at the mines to help support his family in this exciting historical novel. Corey is just eleven years old, but his family needs him to chip in. He’s dropped out of school and works as...



  • After Wendy is kidnapped by her own mother, the only way she can survive wartime Germany is with the help of a special dog and the family she never knew she had in this historically accurate, standalone companion to Shadows on the Sea. 1942. Berli...



  • In Firestorm!, Justin, a jeweler's son, and Poppy, a street orphan, meet and become friends in the days before the Great Chicago Fire of 1871....



  • Thirteen-year-old Jessie Wheller is a girl who knows her heart and will do everything that she can to follow it. With her Newfoundland pony, Raven, and Newfoundland dog, Blizzard, Jessie is never at a loss for faithful companions. Jessie's grandmothe...



  • It's the summer of 1935, and in the sleepy Florida Keys, thirteen-year-old Jake Pitney's life is quiet and easy. But all of this changes once Jake begins helping out the town's eccentric fisherman, Sharkey, with work. On a trip to Key West, Jake is...



  • Fourteen-year-old Hannah is an orphan living with her cruel aunt Phoebe in Salem, Massachusetts. Hannah recently lost her mother, and now her only comfort is her horse, Promise. But when her money-hungry aunt sells the horse and then indentures Hanna...



  • A boy builds a life-changing bond with his dog in this adventure story from the author of Star in the Storm.It’s 1929, and thirteen-year-old Tom Campbell has always wanted a real family with a real house and a dog of his very own. Since he was thre...



  • 1942. The U.S. is at war with Germany. Fourteen-year-old Jill Winter's mother is traveling to Newfoundland and must pass through the treacherous North Atlantic, where German submarines -- U-boats -- stalk like wolves. Jill's father, a famous pop sin...



  • Boston, 1919. It's been a terrible year for thirteen-year-old Joshua Harper. The influenza pandemic that's sweeping the world has claimed his father's life; his voice has changed, so he can't sing in the Boston Boys' Choir anymore; and now money is t...







  • A RISKY SECRET All non-sheepherding dogs have been outlawed from the rocky coastal village where Maggie lives. Unwilling to give up her beloved Newfoundland, Sirius, Maggie defies the law and hides Sirius away. But when a steamer crashes into the ...



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Award-Winning Books by Joan Hiatt Harlow

Thunder From The Sea
2007 Nutmeg Book Award -- Intermediate