Book List in Order: 32 titles

  • Big Tree is the neighborhood’s biggest landmark. It presides over street games, barbeques, and water fights. But crack! Oh no! Big Tree has been split by lightning! In this warm and positive book, people from all parts of the community―neighbors,...


  • The future Bard of Avon, Will Shakespeare, while carousing with his friends, wooing women, and sneaking off to see plays, finds himself torn between two women--Anne Whateley, with whom his best friend is in love, and Anne Hathaway, with whom he has h...


  • Immediately following the Civil War, Billy, a fifteen-year-old runaway, sets out for the gold fields of Virginia City in treacherous Montana Territory. Good fortune for Billy is not so much about finding gold, though, as it is about finding his fathe...


  • Excited about the unexpected invitation to journey on the high seas with his cousin, Francis Drake, aboard his magnificent vessel, Emmet begins to dread his decision after his cousin and his crew become overzealous, greedy, and brutal while on their ...


  • Set in the Indiana frontier in 1820, Beansie protests having to attend the crowded one-room schoolhouse and makes his case that he'd rather spend his time in the wild outdoors, but after just one day, Beansie becomes enlightened and looks forward to ...


  • Based on the true story from 1850 of a party of gold prospectors who were unlucky enough to have taken the wrong shortcut through Death Valley, but fortunate to have brought an ox with them who was as courageous as he was faithful....


  • A FREE COUNTRY The sparkling white beaches and exotic palm trees seem like a dream to eleven-year-old Su-Na, a Korean immigrant whose family has journeyed to the island of Hawaii, hoping to find prosperity and good fortune. While her father works l...


  • The World's Fair in 1893 Chicago and its wonders dazzle and frighten Dora Pomeroy as her family works and she takes care of her sisters, but circumstances affecting her family change her perspective of life at the turn of the century....


  • Bring history to life with compelling stories,sweeping scope, and a welcoming sense of diversityHistorical fiction helps students connect to their middle schoolsocial studies classesReading skill instruction and cross-curricular connections improveco...






  • A Secret Journey As the winter of 1704 approaches, New Englanders are reeling from the news of war with the French and Indians. Meanwhile a mysterious letter has arrived for the widow Madame Sarah Kemble Knight, instructing her to bring the twin serv...


  • Running away from her family to escape an arranged marriage, sixteen-year-old Rosita Treviäno, along with her younger stepsister, Maria Alvarez, leaves Mexico aboard a steamboat from the colony of Texas heading toward the Gulf of Mexico....


  • During the Civil War, thirteen-year-old Eda Hitchcock and her family head west to search for gold, braving unexpected hardships to seek their fortune, only to face poverty and their own prejudices in Denver at the time of the Sand Creek massacre....


  • In 1775, while traveling with her family from Virginia to Kentucky, and joined by another family along the way, eleven-year-old Elizabeth reads Gulliver's Travels to the children and keeps a journal of their adventures, which include a runaway slave,...


  • Twelve-year-old Abigail Garrett and her younger sister, Hannah, cross the Atlantic aboard the Arbella to the New World in search of freedom from religious persecution. Reprint. Teacher's Guide available....



  • Harriet "Duck" Scott runs into many difficulties and adventures on a wagon train headed for Oregon Territory, coping with the death of her mother and the changes that overcome her remaining family. Teacher's Guide available. Reprint....


  • In a sequel to the The Biggest Pest of Eighth Avenue, The Eighth Street Gang is faced once again with Leroy and all his mysterious antics, and they put their detective skills to use to keep a close watch on him and all his doings....








  • Looking forward to the arrival of Halley's Comet in 1910, Moe visits her imaginative grandfather's house and finds trouble in unfriendly neighbors, strict house rules, a mysterious secret, an attic ghost, and her grandfather's superstitions. Original...


  • Hoping to raise money in order to build a plane and become famous sky divers, Madeline and Otto launch a series of disastrous money-making ventures and find a surprising way out of their predicament. Original....


  • Dreaming of adventure in the small hometown of 1910 Luck, Wisconsin, Madeline "Moe" McDonohugh considers running away with a band of gypsies or her mother's glamorous cousins, until her father buys the town's first car. ...


  • Addie's twelve-year-old brother, George, doesn't think anyone appreciates his musical talent, and when his father threatens to sell his trombone, George decides to run away from the family's prairie home....


  • A portrait of John Chapman is based on land records, census data, and local history and recounts his post-Revolutionary War efforts to plant and grow apple trees throughout the territories, a goal that would become his life's work....


  • Left in the care of a mean older cousin while her father prospects for gold, a young girl befriends Old Judge, a hermit who helps the girl and her brother plan to escape when the cousin devises something horrible. Reprint....


  • IMAGINE A HOUSE FULL OF SISTERS... Meg, the oldest, is a little bit serious, but always ready to join in the fun. Beth is quiet and sweet and happy to have so many sisters. Amy, with her golden curls, is the youngest and wants everything her way. An...


  • Just as Arthur is trying to impress his teacher so she will nominate him for a space on the fourth-grade safety patrol, the class bully, Martin, suddenly befriends him and forcibly inducts him into the infamous Worm Club...


  • Hoping to impress her sophisticated city cousin Elizabeth, Addie betrays a secret that Tilla entrusted to her, and when she finds herself at Elizabeth's mercy, Addie must try to win back Tilla's trust. Original....







  • She wants a perfect friend -- But can she be a perfect friend. Addie can't wait for school to begin. ALl she wants is one special friend. But scrawny, scrappy Tilla Bergstrom isn't the friend she imagined. Addie even thinks Tilla lies! But she'll hav...


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    Ernest Clark is not exactly Lincoln School's most popular third grader. But it isn't his fault. Can he help it if he's small? Or if his mother gives him weird haircuts? No. There must be some way to survive third grade. Making a friend would help....


  • Nobody said pionerring would be easy!Addie's a pioneer now in the vast Dakota territory, far from her friend Eleanor and Iowa. And now she must care for her youngetst brother as Ma, Pa, and the older boys and Mr. and Mrs. Fency leave to build a home ...