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The Dark Deeps: The Hunchback Assignments 2

By: Arthur Slade

A fantastic Steampunk adventure in the deepsTransforming his appearance and stealing secret documents from the French is all in a day’s work for fourteen-year-old Modo, a British secret agent. But...

Anna Maria's Gift

By: Janice Shefelman
illustrated by: Robert Papp

Reissued with a fresh look and added content, the Stepping Stones History series is kid-friendly and Common Core ready! When Anna Maria’s father dies, she moves to an orphanage in Venice. Though...

Who's in a Family?

By: Robert Skutch

Family is important, but who's in a family? Why, the people who love you the most!This equal opportunity, open-minded picture book has no preconceptions about what makes a family a family. There's even...

Ballet Shoes

By: Noel Streatfeild

In the tradition of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Little Princess come Noel Streatfeild’s tales of triumph. In this story, three orphan girls vow to make a name for themselves and find their...

Anna and the Swallow Man

By: Gavriel Savit

New York Times Bestseller "Exquisite." —The Wall Street Journal"This is masterly storytelling." —The New York Times Book ReviewA stunning, beautiful, and ambitious debut novel set in Poland...


By: Jerry Spinelli

He’s a boy called Jew. Gypsy. Stopthief. Runt. Happy. Fast. Filthy son of Abraham. He’s a boy who lives in the streets of Warsaw. He’s a boy who steals food for himself and the other...


By: Johanna Spyri
adapted by Gail Herman; illustrated by: Lydia Halverson

The story of Heidi was written over one hundred years ago, however, it is far from a period piece. In the Swiss Alps, where it is set, a hundred years is just the blink of an eye. We see in her the daughter...

Empire of Ruins: The Hunchback Assignments 3

By: Arthur Slade

Secret agent Modo's next assignment? Find ancient Egyptian ruins hidden deep in the Australian jungle. The mysterious God Face is rumoured to be a powerful weapon—anyone who looks upon it has been...


By: Johanna Spyri
adapted by Gail Herman; illustrated by: Lydia Halverson

Five-year-old Heidi, an orphan, has been sent to live with her grandfather in the Swiss Alps. All of his neighbors fear him, but Heidi knows he is kind at heart, and the two learn to live happily together....


The Fire Chronicle

By: John Stephens

After the tumultuous events of last winter, Kate, Michael, and Emma long to continue the hunt for their missing parents. But they themselves are now in great danger, and so the wizard Stanislaus Pym hides...

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The Fire Chronicle

By: John Stephens

After finding and mastering the power of the Emerald Atlas, Kate, Michael, and Emma continue the search for their parents who have been kidnapped.  However, the children are now in danger...