Book List:38 titles
  • Sing out, my soul, the wonder . . . Mary's baby has arrived, and she can't contain her joy! As Joseph sleeps, she examines her newborn's tiny mouth, his wild hair, his little hands. Yet what's most wondrous is that this child is not just Mary's own b...


  • In an engrossing historical novel, the Newbery Medal-winning author of Bridge to Terabithia follows a young Cuban teenager as she volunteers for Fidel Castro’s national literacy campaign and travels into the impoverished countryside to teach others...


  • FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Jess Aarons gains the strength to cope with unexpected tragedy by going to a secret kingdom in the woods invented by Leslie Burke, a newcomer to his rural Virginia community....


  • Newbery Medal winner Katherine Paterson and cut-paper artist Pamela Dalton give fans of all ages even more to be thankful for with Giving Thanks, a special book about gratitude. Katherine Paterson's meditations on what it means to be truly grateful a...


  • A Stubborn Sweetness and Other Stories for the Christmas Season is a collection of modern-day short stories by Katherine Paterson, award-winning author of Bridge to Terabithia and The Great Gilly Hopkins—both loved by children and adults for over t...


  • In Brother Sun, Sister Moon, award-winning author Katherine Paterson re-imagines a hymn of praise originally written by Saint Francis of Assisi in 1224. Illuminated with the exquisite illustrations of cut-paper artist Pamela Dalton, this picture book...


  • 2013 Laura Ingalls Wilder AwardMeli Lleshi is positive that her drawing of her teacher with his pelican nose started it all. The Lleshis are Albanians living in Kosovo, a country trying to fight off Serbian oppressors, and suddenly they are homeless ...


  • It's summertime in New England during World War II, and a boy named William likes to imagine at bedtime that he is a brave knight fighting great battles to end the war. But in the morning he is always just William again, not big enough to contribute ...


  • 2013 Laura Ingalls Wilder AwardRosa’s mother is singing again, for the first time since Papa died in an accident in the mills. But instead of filling their cramped tenement apartment with Italian lullabies, Mamma is out on the streets singing union...






  • Near the Euphrates River, as Moses leads the Israelites in search of their homeland, a stubborn donkey delivers a message from an angel and helps her master save the Israelites from the King of Moab, in a richly illustrated tale from the Hebrew Bible...


  • Angel Morgan's family is falling apart.Her daddy is in jail, and her mother has abandoned Angel and her little brother, Bernie, at their great-grandmother's crumbling Vermont farmhouse. Grandma spends most of her time wrapped in a blanket by the wood...


  • Share the love of reading with your beginner reader! I Can Read books are widely recognised as the premier line of beginner readers. Inaugurated in 1957 with Else Holmelund Minarik's Little Bear, illustrated by Maurice Sendak, the series has grown...


  • Since moving to Vermont, Josh's life has been a series of new problems. One day he follows his dog, Manch, into a snowy field and gets the surprise of a lifetime--Manch can talk!Taut and suspenseful, Newbery Medel-winning author Katherine Paterson's ...


  • In this amusing, eloquently told story, created by Katherine Paterson specifically for artist Vladimir Vagin to illustrate with his beautifully detailed watercolors, there was born a wise little princess who was different from everyone else. Miranda ...


  • A new century is fast approaching ...... but will the year 1900 mean the end of the world, as some say) Robbie Hewitt isn't certain. What he does know is that he wants to get in as much living as possible between now and the new year, just in case-wh...


  • in Places I Never Meant to Be

    "What effect does the climate of censorship] have on a writer?....It's "chilling." It's easy to become discouraged, to second-guess everything you write. There seemed to be no one to stand up to the censors....so I began to speak out about my exper...


  • While on an adventure to find the water of lost youth for her mother, Celia along with her persnickity dog Brumble are sucessful in their mission and restore happiness to three very unhappy creatures along the way....


  • An unknown destiny... A terrible curse... A never-ending quest... Raised by his mother in the wilderness, Parzival knows nothing of knights and chivalry -- or of his own destiny as the son of Gahmuret, a member of Arthur's Round Table. Yet once he ...


  • Christmas is coming...... and Marvin is worried. His big sister, May, always makes great presents for their parents, and Marvin's are never as good. But this year, he is determined to make the best Christmas present ever -- one that will last forever...


  • Jip's past is a puzzle and solving it is dangerous. After tumbling off the back of a wagon, Jip was brought to the town poor farm. He has lived there ever since, content to do chores and tend animals -- until the day the lunatic comes. Caged like ...


  • Wrtitten by Newbery Medalist Katherine Paterson with painting by Caldecott winning illustrators Leo and Diane DillonA beautiful mandarin duck is captured and caged by a greedy lord who wants to show off the bird's magnificent plumage. But the wild cr...


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    A treasury of stories to share year after year Each Christmas Eve when John Paterson was a pastor, he read an original story to his congregation -- a story that illuminated the true meaning of the holiday season, written by his wife, two-time Newber...



  • Who is she?A dying king makes his son his heir--on one condition. Vain Prince Raphael must marry a woman who is his equal in beauty, intelligence, and wealth...Where is this woman?A search throughout the kingdom proves fruitless. Then the lovely Rosa...


  • Rosie was the meanest cow in the world. Nobody liked her. Except Marvin. Marvin loved Rosie. Then the farm where Marvin's father works is sold. Rosie is sold, too. Marvin is sad. He is very, very sad. Mom, Dad, Marvin, and May all move to a new far...


  • When ten-year-old Lyddie and her younger brother are hired out as servants to help pay off their family farm’s debts, Lyddie is determined to find a way to reunite her family. A story of determination and personal growth, Lyddie has already establi...


  • In speeches, essays, and book reviews, the novelist Katherine Paterson discusses why she writes children's books, where her ideas come from, how she develops her characters and realistic plots, and her experiences growing up in China....


  • "Other people have fathers every day. Can't I have a little piece of mine?" Park can't figure out why his mother refuses to talk about his father who died in Vietnam eleven years ago. Park has no memory of him. . . . But he is determined to find t...


  • Written by Newbery, National Book Award, and Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal winner Katherine Paterson The Johnsons are becoming country music stars. They're on TV and the radio--and it's all because of James. His voice and his guitar playing bring the so...






  • Wang Lee is a young peasant boy, caught up in a secret group dedicated to overthrowing the hated Manchu emperor of China. Wang Lee faces a tough challenge: he must learn to be a soldier and kill for his cause. As the battles rage on, Wang Lee finds h...


  • My twin sister was adored by everyone but me -- the one who should have loved her best. "Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated...." With her grandmother's taunt, Louise knew that she, like the biblical Esau, was the despised elder twin. Carol...


  • NOBODY GETS THE BETTER OF THE GREAT GILLY HOPKINS Eleven-year-old Gilly Hopkins is famous for being brash, brilliant, and completely unmanageable. None of her foster homes has been able to tame her yet. So when Gilly is sent to live with the Tr...


  • Two lives are bridged -- and nothing will be the same. Jesse Aarons’ greatest ambition is to be the fastest runner in the fifth grade. He's been practicing all summer and can't wait to see his classmates' faces when he beats them all. But on the...


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    Who is the man called Sabura, the mysterious bandit who robs the rich and helps the poor? And what is his connection with Yosida, the harsh and ill- tempered master of feudal Japan's most famous puppet theater? Young Jiro, an apprentice to Yosida, i...


  • The daughter of a samurai never weeps. But Takiko, whose warrior father has been killed in the civil wars between the Heike and Genji clans, finds this a hard rule, for she resents and even fears her mother's new husband. When she is offered an excit...


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    Against the rich and colorful backdrop of Japan during the turbulent samurai period, Katherine Paterson, two-time National Book Award Winner, tells one of her most exciting adventure stories. Muna -- the nameless one -- only son of a legendary samura...


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    In unexpected and heartwarming ways, two–time Newbery Medalist Katherine Paterson has written a collection of nine inspirational short stories that illuminate the true meaning of the Christmas story. Hope and celebration are the common threads in t...


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    Jip is a historical story for young people about friendship and loyalty. Lyddie is a story of an intelligent young woman who deals with lots of hardships and troubles but makes a better life for herself through her determination and perserverence. Th...