Book List:17 titles
  • "Dear Cousin Sallie, I begin with words I never thought to write: I am not an orphan!" Thirteen-year-old Eldora has always believed that her mother died when she was very little, and for nine years she has lived with people that she calls...


  • Having little interest in doing a report about the events of the turn-of-the-century, Rosey Sachs decides to tell her sixth-grade classmates what Jewish life was like in New York City before World War I. Reprint....



  • When a toddler resists going to bed, claiming that his stuffed toys are sleepier than he is, he watches his Grandma tuck each toy into bed and read them bedtime stories before he decides to go to bed, too....


  • In 1889, daredevil reporter Nellie Bly announced her intention to circle the world in seventy-two days. Nobody thought a woman could do such a thing, but, accompanied by a monkey named McGinty she acquired in Singapore, she did just that. "Beautifull...



  • Newly edited and illustrated, these early recollections by the author of Good Night Moon describe the turn-of-the-century Brooklyn of the author's youth and her family's move to the beaches and woods of Long Island....



  • In this brand-new repackaging of the companion to Joan W. Blos's Newbery-winning book of A Gathering of Days , Blos weaves another adventurous tale set against the backdrop of the Michigan wilderness in the 1800's....







  • Barbara's bracelet of little hearts breaks--but she succeeds in turning this disappointment into a Valentine's Day surprise for the whole family. This is a story that will be loved and remembered all the year round, by Newbery Medalist Joan W. Blos. ...


  • "Told in exuberant verse, this story of `the unsinkable Molly Brown' is scattered throughout with wit, tall tales and exaggeration, much like the hearty heroine herself....Both appealing and accessible, this collaboration makes Molly Brown's love of ...



  • Fourteen-year-old Shem spends six months in the Michigan wilderness alone with a dying Indian woman, who helps him, not only to survive, but to mature to the point where he can return to his family and the difficulties of life as a cripple in a front...



  • The neighbors aren't too happy about Henry and his beat-up old house. Why doesn't he clean it up, and weed his garden and sweep his walk? Henry's got better things to do. Tired of being bothered, he finally gets fed up and moves away. The funny thin...


  • I, Catherine Cabot Hall, aged 13 years, 6 months, 29 days . . . do begin this book. So begins this journal of a girl coming of age in nineteenth-century New Hampshire. Catherine records both the hardships of pioneer life and its many joys. Even...