Book List:47 titles

  • Anastasia's seventh-grade science project becomes almost more than she can handle, but brother Sam, age three, and a bust of Freud nobly aid her....


  • “It’s March!” Mrs. Pidgeon said as she wrote the day’s date on the chalkboard. “In like a lion, out like a lamb!” The morning bell has rung at Watertower Elementary School, and it’s time for Mrs. Pidgeon’s class to turn to page 52 ...


  • They called her Water Claire. When she washed up on their shore, no one knew that she came from a society where emotions and colors didn’t exist. That she had become a Vessel at age thirteen. That she had carried a Product at age fourteen. That it ...


  • Mrs. Pidgeon's second grade class has a lot to celebrate in February: presidents' birthdays, Valentine's Day, and school vacation. Of course, the students are talking about their awesome vacation plans every chance they get. It can be hard to focus o...


  • A church mouse is no ordinary mouse, and Hildegarde -- the Mouse Mistress of Saint Bartholemew’s -- is no ordinary mouse leader. It falls to her to keep all the church mice safe and out of sight. But when a few parishioners report mouse sighting...


  • In 1918, while WWI rages in Europe, Spanish Influenza ravages the United States, and Lydia Pierce sees her hometown changing as a result. Makeshift hospitals are set up in schools and churches, and Portland's streets and shops are empty. Then, the un...


  • Princess Patricia Priscilla is bored with her royal life and the excitement surrounding her 16th birthday ball. Doomed to endure courtship by three grotesquely unappealing noblemen, she escapes her fate--for a week. What begins as a cure for boredom ...


  • Two-time Newbery medalist Lois Lowry has crafted a beautiful picture book about the power of longing and the importance of reconnection between a girl and her father in post-WWII America.This is the story of young Liz, her father, and their strained ...






  • The fourth hilarious title in Lowis Lowry's popular Gooney Bird series! It’s a cold January at the Watertower Elementary School—the perfect weather for Gooney Bird Greene to break out her special brain-warming hat! It's a good thing she has one. ...


  • The Willoughby's—Timothy; his twin brothers, Barnaby A and Barnaby B; and their little sister, Jane—are old-fashioned children who adore old-fashioned adventures. Unfortunately, the Willoughby parents are not very fond of their children, and the ...


  • Gooney Bird Greene has a fabulous idea after her teacher reads fables to the class. The children learn that fables are stories with animal characters that teach something important. Gooney’s fabulous idea is that each student create their own fable...


  • In this thoughtful and engaging collection, 11 acclaimed authors explore the highs and lows of growing up and shining on in the face of obstacles. A parent's departure, a sister's illness, a cheerleader's breakup, a family's secrets . . . these stori...


  • Littlest One is a tiny creature slowly learning her job of giving dreams to humans. Each night she and her teacher, Thin Elderly, visit an old woman’s home where she softly touches beloved objects, gathering happy memories, and drops of old scents ...


  • Gooney Bird Greene likes to be right smack in the middle of everything. That's why she wants to have the lead role of Squanto in her class Thanksgiving pageant. But that role will go to whoever finds someone to be the room mother. All the parents are...


  • For the past six years, Matty has lived in Village and flourished under the guidance of Seer, a blind man known for his special sight. Once, Village was a place that welcomed newcomers and offered hope and homes to people fleeing poverty and cruelty....


  • Precocious Katy Thatcher comes to realize what a gentle, silent boy did for his family. He meant to help, not harm. It didn’t turn out that way.“The author balances humor and generosity with the obstacles and injustice of Katy’s world to depict...


  • There’s never been anyone like Gooney Bird Greene at Watertower Elementary School. What other new kid comes to school wearing pajamas and cowboy boots one day and a polka-dot t-shirt and tutu on another? Gooney Bird has to sit right smack in the mi...


  • Kira, an orphan with a twisted leg, lives in a world where the weak are cast aside. She fears for her future until she is spared by the all-powerful Council of Guardians. Kira is a gifted weaver and is given a task that no other community member can ...


  • Everyone's favorite little brother is back, dressed as a zookeeper at his nursery school's Future Job Day.Sam Krupnik is all set for Future Job Day at school. He already knows that he wants to be a zookeeper when he grows up. Sam's mother and his sis...


  • This is the story of a dog who tells his own tale. As a pup he is separated from his mother and siblings. This unusual dog learns about living on the dangerous streets and even makes up poetry. He finds human friends, has the chance to win fame and f...


  • Sam Krupnik gets angry with his mother when she won't let him wear his new plastic fangs in the house. He plans to run away to Alaska, where walruses have tusks that sort of look like fangs. As Sam stops at neighbors' houses to say goodbye, he gets a...


  • The trouble begins when Anastasia goes to the mailbox with two packages and her new dog, Sleuth. It's there that she accidentally puts the bag of dog droppings into the mailbox instead of her mother's package. When she realizes her mistake, Anastasia...



  • The riveting, unforgettable tale that has become a modern-day classic. Jonas's world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear or pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the community. When Jonas turns ...


  • Sam Krupnik is at it again. This time he wants to make a special surprise perfume for his mother's birthday. First he has to collect his mother's favorite smells in Ziploc bags. He uses an old grape juice bottle to hold everything from chicken soup t...









  • Ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen and her best friend Ellen Rosen often think about life before the war. But it's now 1943 and their life in Copenhagen is filled with school, food shortages, and the Nazi soldiers marching in their town. The Nazis wo...


  • One of a series of top-quality fiction for schools. The adult world is a confusing, unfathomable picture in this sad, but humorous, story of a child learning to face life's realities. When Elizabeth goes to live in her grandfather's house in Pennsylv...


  • Everyone knows Sam Krupnik. He's Anastasia's pesty but lovable younger brother. This is Sam's big chance to tell things exactly the way he sees them. He has his own ideas about haircuts, nursery school, getting shots, and not eating broccoli. Sam ...


  • Anastasia Krupnik has exactly one week to work on her school assignment called "My Chosen Career." Determined to be a bookstore owner, she must first develop poise and self-confidence. So Anastasia takes the plunge and spends her life savings on a mo...



  • Humiliated.That's how Anastasia Krupnik feels whenever she tries to climb the ropes in gym class. How come everyone else can climb up those hateful ropes?Since Anastasia has decided to become a journalist, it should be easy to answer most questions. ...



  • Help! Anastasia Krupnik's mother must organize her chaotic life. So Anastasia, who is a very organized person, and her father invent the solution to Mrs. Krupnik's problem: the Krupnik Family Nonsexist Housekeeping Schedule.But when Mrs. Krupnik goes...


  • When Uncle Claude departs after an Easter visit with the Cunningham family, he leaves a strange clue for Marcus and Louise that may have something to do with the missing silverware from the Leboff estate...


  • No one understands thirteen-year-old Anastasia Krupnic, least of all her parents and her little brother, Sam, who happens to be a genius. They're such an embarrassment. Why can't they be normal, like Anastasia? Then-presto! Anastasia realizes...


  • A long, boring summer--that's what Anastasia has to look forward to when her best friend goes off to camp. She's thrilled when old Mrs. Bellingham answers her ad for a job as a Lady's Companion. Anastasia is sure her troubles are over--she'll be busy...


  • Fourteen-year-old Enid Crowley can't stand her name. When she takes a summer job babysitting young Joshua W. Cameron IV, Enid decides it's time for a change: she calls herself Cynthia, and Joshua becomes Tom Terrific. Every day they're off to Boston'...


  • Caroline Tate and her genius brother, J.P., have a big problem on their hands! Things are never the same after Caroline finds some letters belonging to their mysterious new neighbor, Frederick Fiske. When Caroline reads about "poison" and "getting...


  • Twelve-year-old Anastasia Krupnik is convinced that her family's move to the suburbs will be the beginning of the end. How can she possibly accept split-level houses with matching furniture, or mothers whose biggest worry is ring around collar? But h...


  • When her father leaves home to fight in World War II, Elizabeth goes with her mother and older sister to live in her grandfather's stately old house on Autumn Street. It's there that Elizabeth forms a special friendship with Tatie, the cook, and Tati...


  • To Anastasia Krupnik, being ten is very confusing. For one thing, she has this awful teacher who can't understand why Anastasia doesn't capitalize or punctuate her poems. Then, there's Washburn Cummings, a very interesting sixth-grade boy who doesn't...



  • When Meg's family moves to a small house in the country, she must get used to many new things. She's annoyed about being stuck sharing a bedroom with her older sister, Molly. They have no common interests, and it's hard for Meg to hide her resentment...