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Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek
Written by Deborah Hopkinson
Illustrated by John Hendrix
Hardcover

This ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book and Booklist Editors' Choice is an ingenious historical fiction picture book about the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. It’s a tale of two boys who get themselves into more trouble than bear cubs in a candy store.

The year is 1816. Abe is... Read More
 





Annie and Helen
Written by Deborah Hopkinson
Illustrated by Raul Colon
Hardcover

"What is breathtakingly shown here, through accurate, cross-hatched watercolor paintings; excerpts from Sullivan’s correspondence to her former teacher; and concise and poetic language, is the woman’s patience and belief in the intelligence of her student to grasp the concepts of language," praised School Library Journal in a starred review.

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Annie and Helen
Written by Deborah Hopkinson
Illustrated by Raul Colon
Hardcover Library Binding

"What is breathtakingly shown here, through accurate, cross-hatched watercolor paintings; excerpts from Sullivan’s correspondence to her former teacher; and concise and poetic language, is the woman’s patience and belief in the intelligence of her student to grasp the concepts of language," praised School Library Journal in a starred review.

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A Boy Called Dickens
Written by Deborah Hopkinson
Illustrated by John Hendrix
Hardcover

For years Dickens kept the story of his own childhood a secret. Yet it is a story worth telling. For it helps us remember how much we all might lose when a child's dreams don't come true . . . As a child, Dickens was forced to live on his own... Read More
 





A Boy Called Dickens
Written by Deborah Hopkinson
Illustrated by John Hendrix
eBook

For years Dickens kept the story of his own childhood a secret. Yet it is a story worth telling. For it helps us remember how much we all might lose when a child's dreams don't come true . . . As a child, Dickens was forced to live on his own... Read More
 





The Great Trouble
Written by Deborah Hopkinson
Trade Paperback

“A delightful combination of race-against-the-clock medical mystery and outwit-the-bad-guys adventure.” Publishers Weekly, Starred
 
Eel has troubles of his own: As an orphan and a “mudlark,” he spends his days in the filthy River Thames, searching for bits of things to sell. He’s being hunted by Fisheye Bill Tyler, and a... Read More
 





The Great Trouble
Written by Deborah Hopkinson
Hardcover

“A delightful combination of race-against-the-clock medical mystery and outwit-the-bad-guys adventure.” Publishers Weekly, Starred
 
Eel has troubles of his own: As an orphan and a “mudlark,” he spends his days in the filthy River Thames, searching for bits of things to sell. He’s being hunted by Fisheye Bill Tyler, and a... Read More
 





The Great Trouble
Written by Deborah Hopkinson
eBook

“A delightful combination of race-against-the-clock medical mystery and outwit-the-bad-guys adventure.” Publishers Weekly, Starred
 
Eel has troubles of his own: As an orphan and a “mudlark,” he spends his days in the filthy River Thames, searching for bits of things to sell. He’s being hunted by Fisheye Bill Tyler, and a... Read More
 





The Great Trouble
Written by Deborah Hopkinson
Hardcover Library Binding

“A delightful combination of race-against-the-clock medical mystery and outwit-the-bad-guys adventure.” Publishers Weekly, Starred
 
Eel has troubles of his own: As an orphan and a “mudlark,” he spends his days in the filthy River Thames, searching for bits of things to sell. He’s being hunted by Fisheye Bill Tyler, and a... Read More
 





Into the Firestorm: A Novel of San Francisco, 1906
Written by Deborah Hopkinson
Trade Paperback

“I believe I can just see you on the streets of that bright city.”

Gran’s gone now, but her words live on with Nicholas Dray, almost twelve, as he makes his way from the hot cotton fields to that Queen of Cities: San Francisco. Nick’s on his own for the first time... Read More
 





Into the Firestorm: A Novel of San Francisco, 1906
Written by Deborah Hopkinson
eBook

“I believe I can just see you on the streets of that bright city.”

Gran’s gone now, but her words live on with Nicholas Dray, almost twelve, as he makes his way from the hot cotton fields to that Queen of Cities: San Francisco. Nick’s on his own for the first time... Read More
 





Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building
Written by Deborah Hopkinson
Illustrated by James E. Ransome
Hardcover

This Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor Book and ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book provides a riveting brick-by-brick account of how one of the most amazing accomplishments in American architecture came to be. It’s 1930 and times are tough for Pop and his son. But look! On the corner of 34th Street and 5th... Read More
 





Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building
Written by Deborah Hopkinson
Illustrated by James E. Ransome
Trade Paperback

The unbeatable team of Deborah Hopkinson and James E. Ransome present a riveting brick-by-brick account of how one of the most amazing accomplishments in American architecture came to be. Join a young boy as he watches the Empire State Building being constructed from scratch, then travels to the top to look...

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Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt
Written by Deborah Hopkinson
Trade Paperback

2013 marks the 20th anniversary of Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt!

As a seamstress in the Big House, Clara dreams of a reunion with her Momma, who lives on another plantation--and even of running away to freedom. Then she overhears two slaves talking about the Underground Railroad. In a flash of... Read More
 

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