Book List in Order: 11 titles

  • Feel the anticipation -- and share the moment of discovery -- as a young boy and his dad set out to find one of nature’s unforgettable wonders. A father promises his young son that this summer they will see a deer. They set out over the dune...


  • As the ground of her past shifts, a girl finds her way to an unexpected future in this compelling historical novel about survival and strength. It's 1849, and twelve-year-old Addie lives in the shipbuilding town of Essex, Massachusetts. Her father h...


  • While studying under Vivaldi, three girls in a Venice orphanage forge their own notions of love in a sensuous, engrossing novel told in three narrative voices. It is a longing and search for love that motivates three girls living in the Ospedale d...


  • The building of the schooner Thomas E. Lannon as seen through the eyes of a boy, this charming children's book chronicles the extraordinary construction of a great sailing vessel. In the late 1990s, the legendary shipyards of Essex, Massachusetts, bu...


  • Helen doesn’t want to stay in the fattening hut. She’s told her mother that she’s too young, not ready for it. Why must she marry so soon? She doesn’t want to gorge on rich meals for months—until she is round and heavy, like a good bride sh...


  • Mary Francis’s world is split in two when her father loses his job in California during the Great Depression and finds another one in Hardenville, Massachusetts. Unwilling to give up her dreams of a film career for her son, Leland, Mary Francis’s...


  • Tucked away at boarding school, fourteen-year-old Taswell is undergoing an extraordinary transformation. She knows it's important, but she's not sure how to deal with it and who she should tell . . . certainly not her distant grandmother, who's busy ...


  • Tim, a mischievous small boy, enjoys his fun-filled trip to the aquarium with his big brother, Jon, until he takes off on his own and finds himself trapped in a dark room filled with all kinds of squishy and smelly things....


  • Are you an artist? Do you see the world around you in a special way? I Am an Artist shows you how simply observing the delights of nature can inspire you to create. Can you name the colors inside a seashell? You''re an artist!...







  • Text and photographs describe what happens when Missy's brother Joe is born prematurely and needs special care in the hospital, disrupting family routines and causing Missy to feel confused and left out...