Book List:52 titles

  • A young girl finds herself—and so much more—during a summer stay with her grandparents in this tender novel from Newberry Award–winning author Patricia MacLachlan.When Louisa (short for Louisiana) is sent to stay with her grandparents for the s...


  • The chickens on the farm have a message for their farm owners! They’re tired of arugula salad, how about putting a fan in their hot coop, and HEY -- watch out for that snake in your tent. As the children walk around their beloved farm, they disc...


  • Patricia MacLachlan, beloved author of the Newbery Medal-winning Sarah, Plain and Tall, has crafted another lyrical and touching novel for young readers about finding hope after the loss of a loved one. Declan O'Br...


  • Barkus is back! With new tricks. New friends. And lots more fun. The lovable Barkus and his lucky young owner romp through the pages of this delightful series from Newbery Medal-winning author Patricia MacLachlan. The simple text told in short cha...


  • From Newbery Award-winning author Patricia MacLachlan comes a lyrical coming-of-age story about finding your own voice while learning to understand the people you love the most. Sylvie Bloom wants to find something new and exciting this summer -- ...


  • Meet Barkus. Barkus is loyal. Barkus is generous. Barkus is family. The exuberant Barkus and his lucky young owner whirl and twirl across the pages of this delightful pre-chapter book series from award-winning author Patricia MacLachlan. The acces...


  • From Newbery Medal winner Patricia MacLachlan comes a poignant story about two children, a poet, and a dog and how they help one another survive loss and recapture love. Teddy is a gifted dog. Raised in a cabin by a poet named Sylvan, he grew up l...


  • Newbery medalist Patricia MacLachlan and Caldecott Honor and Newbery Honor winner Tomie dePaola have joined forces to create a stunning and lyrical new bedtime picture book that’s sure to become an instant classic. The moon’s almost here. Rob...







  • From the Newbery Award-winning author of Sarah, Plain and Tall comes a story about one brave girl who saves her family from losing everything. Everyone in Lucy’s family sings. Opera. Rap. Lullabies. Everyone, except Lucy. Lucy can’t sing; her ...


  • In Snowflakes Fall, Newbery Medalist Patricia MacLachlan and award-winning artist Steven Kellogg portray life’s natural cycle: its beauty, its joy, and its sorrow. Together, the words and pictures offer the promise of renewal that can be found in o...


  • You will always be the first... A touching tribute to baby's early milestones -- those unforgettable moments that will always be cherished. From first smiles to first cuddles and even to that first kiss, here's a loving ode to every child's -- and...


  • Patricia MacLachlan, Newbery Medal-winning author of Sarah, Plain and Tall, is celebrated for making emotions accessible to children through her gentle writing style. She brings this gift, as well as her talent for writing about families, to the chap...


  • Princess Sheba Darling is a beauty queen. Romeo is a lover. Tuck knows the coziest spots to sleep. Eddie has a job to do. From cuddler to troublemaker, kitten to tom, cats have a lot to say. Authors Patricia MacLachlan and Emily MacLachlan Char...


  • From Newbery Medalist Patricia MacLachlan comes a reassuring story about new beginnings and making friends. Nora and her family have just arrived from Russia and are making a new home on the American frontier. The prairie is very different from th...


  • ZOE'S FAMILY RESCUES DOGS IN NEED. There is always the sweet smell of dog and a warm body looking to cuddle or play. There is always a new dog to be saved, and loved. Fur flies everywhere. It covers everything. Zoe's house is never silent. The hou...


  • Before they were the Boxcar Children, Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny Alden lived with their parents at Fair Meadow Farm. Although times are hard, they're happy--"the best family of all," Mama likes to say. One day, a blizzard hits the countryside, ...


  • Boxcar point of purchase display including six copies of The Boxcar Children Beginning: The Aldens of Fair Meadow Farm (ISBN 978-0-8075-6616-9)by Patricia MacLachlan and four copies of The Boxcar Children (ISBN 978-0-8075-0852-7) by Gertrude Chandler...


  • Jake's grandfather, Billy, hears the talk of birds, is eighty-eight years old, and is going to live forever. Even when Billy gets sick, Jake knows that everything will go on as always. But there's one thing Billy wants: to rebuild the sod house where...


  • For sleepy little ones everywhere, Newbery Medalist Patricia MacLachlan offers a lyrical Tanzanian lullaby that follows a loving family through their day. The rhythm of the day's activities creates the melody of the evening's lullaby in this sweet...


  • When William's father leaves, his mother promptly goes out and adds four dogs and a cat to their lives. William's sure that nothing can fill the hole left by his father, but the new additions to the family are determined to help, and with his sister,...


  • For many children who live far away from their grandparents, it can be hard to understand why they can't always be together. Patricia MacLachlan has created a bridge to close the distance by finding connections in memories and the moon they share. ...


  • Before you came . . . This gentle, wonder-filled celebration is the perfect book for parents, children, and all those who have discovered the joy of sharing their world with someone new. Luminous artwork by Caldecott Medalist David Diaz brings...


  • Every school day feels the same for fourth graders Lucy and Henry and Evie and Russell and May. Then Ms. Mirabel comes to their class -- bringing magical words and a whole new way of seeing and understanding. From beloved author Patricia MacLachl...


  • It's a dog's life! Every dog has a tail to wag . . . and a tale to tell. Patricia MacLachlan and Emily MacLachlan Charest asked a collection of canines to speak up -- and so they do, in words, barks, and yips. Captured here are accounts of happy ...


  • Experience the magic of authentic giving in this holiday classic from the Newbery Award–winning author of Sarah, Plain and Tall.All year long Lily and Liam look forward to the holidays at their grandparents’ farm. It’s always the perfect trip: ...


  • The fifth book in the series that began with the Newbery Medal–winning Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan.Jack leans back on Grandfather's shoulder. Aunt Mattie's knitting needles click in the dark. The moon rises. The candle flickers in ...


  • Jake is a part of an extraordinary family. He has a life filled with art, music, and long summer nights on the Cape. He has hours and days and months of baseball. But, more than anything in this world, Jake knows he has Edward. From the moment he w...






  • When nighttime comes, Fiona steps outside into her garden to view the natural beauty and wonderful creatures, including the Luna moth and bright fireflies, that can only be viewed and appreciated in the dark of night. 45,000 first printing....


  • A moving and beautifully illustrated book about summer on one special island. Bestselling author Patricia MacLachlan teams up with her daughter Emily to create this evocative story of a boy and his dog, waiting for summer, waiting to learn from the a...


  • A tender ode to unconditional love. A little girl asks the same question she must ask every night before drifting off to sleep...who loves me? The result is a soothing and tender good–night tale brimming with heart, in which a little girl learns o...


  • Cassie spends her days watching Grandfather and Caleb in the barn. She's an observer, a writer, a storyteller. Everything is as it should be. But change is inevitable, and just as life changes, people change too. And Cassie learns surprises can brin...


  • Happy with their simple lives around the home, Nigel the cat and Julia the dog find the arrival of Bittle the baby to be an exciting addition and so tend to her with all the love, affection, and care they can offer....


  • Anna has done something terrible. She has given me her journal to fill. In Anna′s journal the words walk across the page like bird prints in the mud. But it is hard for me. It is hard for me to find things to write about. "It′s your job now," A...


  • Everybody has good days and bad days. Today Emily is having a sick day. Her stomach aches and her throat feels sore. Fortunately Father is home to take care of her. He puts Emily to bed and tucks her in with her stuffed animals. But Emily wants more....


  • Gathers selections from stories by Judy Blume, Clyde Robert Bulla, Beverly Cleary, Terri Fields, Johanna Hurwitz, Astrid Lindgren, Patrical MacLachlan, Colleen O'Shaughnessy McKenna, Patricia C. McKissack, Daniel Pinkwater, Susan Shreve, and Jerry Sp...


  • When a little girl and her family move from their cherished home on the prairie, her father assures her that she'll never forget her birthplace. Just to make sure, she finds a special way to bring along a little bit of the place she knew first. Illus...


  • Within the sanctuary of a loving family, baby Eli is born and, as he grows, "learns to cherish the people and places around him, eventualy passing on what he has discovered to his new baby sister, Sylvie: 'All the places to love are here . . . no mat...



  • My mother, Sarah, doesn't love the prairie. She tries, but she can't help remembering what she knew first. Sarah came to the prairie from Maine to marry Papa. But that summer, a drought turned the land dry and brown. Fires swept across the fields...



  • Journey is eleven the summer his mother leaves him and his sister, Cat, with their grandparents. He is sad and angry, and spends the summer looking for the clues that will explain why she left.Journey searches photographs for answers. He hunts family...


  • Minna wishes for many things. She wishes she understood the quote taped above her mother's typewriter:Fact and fiction are different truths. She wishes her mother would stop writing long enough to really listen to her. She wishes her house were peace...


  • "Did Mama sing every day?" Caleb asks his sister Anna. "Every-single-day," she answers. "Papa sang, too." Their mother died the day after Caleb was born. Their house on the prairie is quiet now, and Papa doesn't sing anymore. Then Papa puts an ...


  • Oh, to do something special, something extraordinary! That, and to find a true love.... Willa does fall in love, but it isn't at all the way she dreamed it would be. And just what is extraordinary? Willa and twin brother Nicky's mother is going to h...


  • From Patricia MacLachlan, beloved author of the Newbery Medal–winning Sarah, Plain and Tall, comes a touching story that teaches children how to look at the world in different ways. John’s favorite house is his grandfather’s—not because it is...


  • It's not fair, Emma thinks, for her parents to go away (for five whole days) and leave her with an aunt and uncle she hardly knows. What if they don't like children? But Aunt Evelyn and Uncle Eliot like Emma and her brother, Zachary, just fine. They ...







  • Newbery Medalist Patricia MacLachlan explores what happens when a wizard would rather be human. “Notable for its elliptical style, which fosters a feeling of wonder, and its warm, affectionate view of life.”--The Horn Book...


    • 1980
    • / General Fiction
    • Buy Buy

    Arthur Rasby is ten years old and having the worst summer of his life. His parents don't listen to him, so he writes everything down -- everything that's real -- in his journal. But when he goes to stay with his Great-Aunt Elda and Great-Uncle Wrisby...


  • Cassie yearns for sameness and order in her life like it was in her old house before Grandfather died. After many relatives arrive, Cassie begins to see life through the eyes of others and learns that some things shouldn't stay the same forever. Incl...