Book List in Order:11 titles

  • “But I want to stay here. I want to draw pictures of America forever.”This moving immigrant story tells how a spunky young artist saved her Jewish family from being deported to Ukraine and certain death in the pogroms of the early 1920s. An indep...


  • He was only a drummer boy, but Orion Howe’s courage under fire helped General Sherman break the Rebel hold on Vicksburg. It is April, 1861, and there is talk of war in the Howes’ Illinois home. When President Lincoln asks for more soldiers, Orion...


  • Selected as a Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Book of the Year for 2018 (Category: Twelve–Fourteen)“A biography for the times … An excellent read for anyone hoping to believe one person can make a difference.” —Kirkus (st...


  • During the mid-1800s, thousands of girls and boys worked all day, six days a week, in textile mills around the country. One of the biggest mills was Amoskeag, in New Hampshire. This was the mill where young Margaret Knight and her family worked. Like...


  • On a ranch in California ... a boy dreams of becoming a pony express rider. California, early 1860s. Julius loves horses so much that he leaves his job as a sailor to work on a ranch. He is so good at taming horses that the other men at the ranch ...


  • Randolph, Ohio, 1842. Allen Jay and his family are Quakers, members of a religion that opposes slavery. Allen’s home is a stop on the Underground Railroad, and his family helps escaping slaves reach freedom. When Henry appears in the Jays’ yard, ...



  • Bronco Charlie longs for a life of adventure. By the time he turned eleven, he’d been a sailor, a cowboy, and could tame wild bucking broncos. But Charlie was always itching for new challenges, and when a Pony Express horse shows up riderless, Char...


  • What do you do when you lose a tooth? Do you try to exchange it with a beaver for one of his? Do you save it for the Tooth Mouse, or is that the Tooth Fairy? This magically illustrated book shows how children from various cultures and 17 different co...






  • Biographical accounts of remarkable individuals in history who achieved noteworthy goals at an early age, from young warrior and Mongol leader Genghis Khan to nine-year-old world chess champion Nawrose Nur...