Book List in Order: 11 titles


  • Joseph misses sharing meals with lots of people like he did back in the refugee camp, so when the neighbors finally come over, it’s a feast! A companion book to Joseph’s Big Ride, described in Kirkus as “a joyful, upbeat tale.&rdquo...



  • A refugee boy’s determination to ride a bicycle leads to an unexpected friendship.Joseph wants only one thing: to ride a bike. In the refugee camp where he lives, Joseph helps one of the older boys fix his bike, but he’s too small to ride it.Jose...



  • Luis wishes Nico wasn't leaving for the Army. To show Nico he doesn't need to go, Luis begins a mural on the alleyway wall. Their house, the river, the Parque de las Ardillas it's the world, all right there. Won't Nico miss Mami's sweet flan? What ab...



  • For sixteen years, it's been just Sofie and her father, living on the New Hampshire coast. Her Cambodian immigrant mother has floated in and out of her life, leaving Sofie with a fierce bitterness toward her and a longing she wishes she could outgrow...



  • In spare free verse laced with unforgettable images, Viola's strikingly original voice sings out the story of her family's journey from war-torn Sudan, to Cairo, and finally to Portland, Maine. Here, in the sometimes too close embrace of the local So...



  • With down-home language that’s a joy to read aloud, Terry Farish tells a wry, unconventional love story about an unlikely pair of curmudgeons - brought to life in glowing illustrations by Barry Root.The cat was fond of the man’s potato so...



  • Siobhan, a young girl who prefers the company of animals to humans, attempts to raise perfect collies at her pretend kennel and finds friendship with Maddy and Lester, who share her beliefs that love, loss and courage can be expressed through animal ...











  • After having a baby and giving it up for adoption, sixteen-year-old Andrea has become tough and angry at life, an attitude complicated by the arrival of outsiders who are buying up her island home and by a romance with Swede, an AWOL soldier...