Book List in Order: 10 titles

  • The Newbery Award-winning author of Catherine, Called Birdy and The Midwife's Apprentice tells a heartfelt and humorous story of WWII on the homefront.Millie McGonigle lives in sunny California, where her days are filled with beach and surf. It shoul...


  • It’s time for Grayling to be a hero. Her mother, a “wise woman” -- a sort of witch -- has been turned into a tree by evil forces. Tangles and toadstools! Lacking confidence after years of being called “Feeble Wits” by her mother, Grayling h...


  • "I CARE FOR NO ONE BUT MYSELF AND NOTHING BUT MY BELLY!" WILL SPARROW, liar and thief, is running away -- from the father who sold him for beer, from the innkeeper who threatened to sell him as a chimney sweep, from his whole sorry life. Barefoot ...


  • Fans of Karen Cushman's witty, satisfying novels will welcome Meggy Swann, newly come to London with her only friend, a goose named Louise. Meggy's mother was glad to be rid of her; her father, who sent for her, doesn't want her after all. Meggy is a...


  • FRANCINE GREEN'S FATHER says it's best not to speak up or get involved. But then she meets the outspoken Sophie Bowman, a newcomer to All Saints School for Girls. The nuns dislike her friendship with Sophie, who protests injustice in and out of schoo...


  • Rodzina Clara Jadwiga Anastazya Brodski, a strong and stubborn Polish orphan, leaves Chicago on an orphan train, expecting to be adopted and turned into a slave—or worse, not to be adopted at all. As the train rattles westward, she  begins to deve...


  • She treats me like a kitchenmaid, thought Matilda. As if I am fit for nothing but measuring and brewing. Why, I know Latin and French and some Greek, as well as reading and writing and figuring. I can name the three wise men, the seven deadly sins, a...


  • Dear Gram and Grampop,Please do not address yours truly as California anymore, California Morning Whipple being a foolish name for a duck much less a girl. I call myself Lucy now. I cannot hate California and be California. I know you will understand...


  • “CORPUS BONES! I utterly loathe my life.” Catherine feels trapped. Her father is determined to marry her off to a rich man -- any rich man, no matter how awful. But by wit, trickery, and luck, Catherine manages to send several would-be husb...






  • “I am Alyce. Not Brat or Dung Beetle or Beetle. Alyce.” One frosty evening, a girl who knows no home, no parents, and no name but Brat finds shelter and warmth in a farmer's dung heap. There Jane the village midwife finds her. So it is that Br...