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Satchmo's Blues

By: by Alan Schroeder
illustrated by: Floyd Cooper

On hot summer nights in New Orleans, a boy named Louis Armstrong would peek under the big swinging doors of Economy Hall and listen to the jazz band. The best night was Friday, when Bunk Johnson would...

Dancing Shoes

By: Noel Streatfeild

Aunt Cora is determined to turn two orphans, perky Hilary and sullen Rachel, into members of her dance troupe. But Rachel wants to keep Hilary from being one of Wintle’s Little Wonders—is it...

Nate the Great and the Musical Note

By: Marjorie Weinman Sharmat & Craig Sharmat
illustrated by: Marc Simont

These chapter books introduce beginning readers to the detective mystery genre. Perfect for the Common Core, kids can problem-solve with Nate, using logical thinking to solve mysteries! Nate the Great...


Love Me

By: Rachel Shukert

The golden age of glam . . . Amanda is heartbroken. She's tried, but she can't get over her breakup with hotshot writer Harry Gordon. If only she could talk to him, she could convince him that...

Starstruck

By: Rachel Shukert

A new series set in the golden age of glam . . . “Wit, pluck, darkness, pitch perfect period details, juicy twists, and big heart. This book is one to savor.”--Anna Godbersen, New...

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...


Small Steps

By: Louis Sachar

SMALL STEPS is a contemporary young adult novel from Louis Sachar, the New York Times bestselling author of the Newbery Award–winning smash hit phenomenon book and movie/DVD sensation Holes, and...

Theater Shoes

By: Noel Streatfeild

Three orphans are forced to enter a theater school by their grandmother, a famous actress. Unable to pay the tuition, they are given scholarships from the now-grown orphans from Ballet Shoes. Will they...

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...