Book List:27 titles
  • Newbery Medal-winning author Paula Fox’s gripping and sensitive portrayal of a teenage girl who discovers her father is not the man she thought he was.   Catherine Ames’s father, Harry, has always been a mystery. Her parents divorced when she...


  • A collection that traces the celebrated career of a grande dame of contemporary literature. This complete gathering of Paula Fox's short works spans forty-five illustrious years of her career, from 1965 to 2010. There are perfectly turned stories (t...


  • A little boy who can't spell or ever seem to please his parents spends a week with a kooky babysitter and makes a special friend. ...


  • Eight-year-old Maurice's struggle to protect his bedroom full of treasured "junk" from unsympathetic parents undergoes a transformation when the family moves to the country. ...


  • A charming picture book from two celebrated masters of children's literature. This lyric poem by one of the most revered children's writers captures those faint glimpses of things that you see but don't quite recognize; sounds you can almost hear; sm...


  • There he was, Gus Oliver, searching for a stray dog in a snowstorm at four o'clock in the morning. If it hadn't been for his sister, Serena, who could get Gus to do anything, he'd be at home and warm under the army blanket in the blue room...But whic...


  • Luisa de la Cueva was born on the Caribbean island of Malagita, of a plantation owner's son and a native woman, a servant in the kitchen. Her years on Malagita were sweet with the beauty of bamboo, banana, and mango trees with flocks of silver-feathe...



  • Poor George gives us George Mecklin, a restless, soft-spoken teacher at a private school in Manhattan. Depressed by his life of vague moral purpose, George discovers a local adolescent named Ernest breaking into his house. Rather than hand the boy ov...






  • Angry that his younger brother Jacob is clumsy and odd looking due to his Down's syndrome and jealous because of all the attention he receives, Paul can't see his goodness until a series of special happenings make him appreciate Jacob for who he is. ...



  • Five delightful Italian tales include the stories of clever Amzat and his wife outwitting his greedy brothers, five animals who join forces against a wolf, and a poor mother and son who end up living in luxury. Reprint....


  • After inheriting a cattle ranch from Chance Corday, Melody Malone learns that he is the first man who has had the nerve to stand up to Quirt Hardin, who is trying to put a stranglehold on the ranch. Original....


  • Twelve-year-old Elizabeth is angry about spending the summer with her grandmother in Maine. She's sure her parents want to be alone with her new baby brother. Elizabeth loves Gran, but she feels stuck on Pring Island in a primitive cottage with no ho...


  • Eleven-year-old Clay Garrity is on his own. His father lost his job and left the family. Now Clay's mother has disappeared from their welfare hotel. Clay is homeless and out on the streets of New York City. In the park he meets two homeless men, B...


  • In 1941, twenty-three-year-old Helen Bynum leaves home for the first time and sets out from rural New York to find her Aunt Lulu, an aging actress in New Orleans. There she finds a life of passion and adventure, possibilities and choices. Falling in ...


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    When Emma's father goes to the hospital for surgery, she is sent to stay with Aunt Bea the "terror" and kindly Uncle Crispin. Emma wonders how she will survive two weeks with the always hostile Aunt Bea. Luckily, Emma makes a friend, Bertie, and t...



  • Ned Wallis knows he's forbidden to touch the rifle in the attic. But he can't resist sneaking it out of the house, just once. Before he realizes it, Ned takes a shot at a dark shadow. When Ned returns home, he's sure he sees a face looking down at...



  • Six short stories include: The Duck and the Goose, The Little Swineherd, The Rooster Who Could Not See Enough of Himself, Circles and Straight Lines, The Alligator Who Told The Truth, The Raccoon's Song....


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    A classic American novel from the author of Borrowed Finery -- 'Chekhovian...Every line of Fox's story, every gesture of her characters, is alive and surprising.' New York Times On the eve of their trip to Africa, Laura Maldonada Clapper and her husb...


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    "Take up the pipe, Claudius," a voice growled near Jessie's bound head. "He's worth nothing without his pipe!" Snatched from the docks of New Orleans, thirteen-year-old Jessie is thrown aboard a slave ship where he must play his fife so that captu...


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    "The painter, who was sitting on a stool, stared at Ivan so steadily that Ivan felt a faint touch of fear, as though he were being asked a question he could never answer." Thus begins the compelling story of an unusual relationship between a sensitiv...


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    One November morning, 10-year-old James Douglas runs away from school. Maybe he can find his mother. Maybe she can find him. But first James goes to his secret place in a deserted house. There he discovers Gino, Stick, and Blue -- tough kids who figu...


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    Eleven-year-old Lily has grown closer to her thirteen-year-old brother Paul during the spring their family has spent on the Greek island Thasos, until the unpredictable behavior of another American boy disrupts their lives....