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A Family Apart

By: Joan Lowery Nixon

FOR LOVERS OF HISTORICAL ADVENTURE, A FAMILY APART IS THE MIDDLE-GRADE ANSWER TO CHRISTINA BAKER KLINE'S NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING ORPHAN TRAIN. Imagine being taken from your home. Imagine your...

A Letter for George

By: Andrea Posner-Sanchez

Everyone likes to get mail—even mailmen! George the mailman is so happy to receive his very first letter. But when he sits down to read his mail, he can’t find it! Can the Koala Brothers help...

A Place to Belong

By: Joan Lowery Nixon

Danny and his younger sister, Peg, are placed in St. Joseph, Missouri, with kind Alfrid and Olga Swenson. Danny is thrilled to have a "real" father again, but when Olga suddenly dies, he is devastated—until...


Absolutely Lucy #2: Lucy on the Loose

By: Ilene Cooper
illustrated by: Amanda Harvey

When Bobby Quinn got a beagle puppy for his eighth birthday, his whole life changed. Lucy helped him forget his shyness and make new friends. But now Lucy's taken off after a fat orange cat, and no one...

Albie's First Word

By: Jacqueline Tourville
illustrated by: Wynne Evans

Here’s a beautiful historical fiction picture book—perfect for the Common Core—that provides a rare glimpse into the early childhood of Albert Einstein, the world’s most famous...

Albie's First Word: Read & Listen Edition

By: Jacqueline Tourville
illustrated by: Wynne Evans

Here’s a beautiful historical fiction picture book that provides a rare glimpse into the early childhood of Albert Einstein, the world’s most famous physicist. Three-year-old Albie has...


Alex the Parrot: No Ordinary Bird

By: Stephanie Spinner
illustrated by: Meilo So

In 1977, graduate student Irene Pepperberg walked into a pet store and bought a year-old African grey parrot. Because she was going to study him, she decided to call him Alex--short for Avian Learning...

Alex the Parrot: No Ordinary Bird

By: Stephanie Spinner
illustrated by: Meilo So

In 1977, graduate student Irene Pepperberg walked into a pet store and bought a year-old African grey parrot. Because she was going to study him, she decided to call him Alex--short for Avian Learning...

Annie and Helen

By: Deborah Hopkinson
illustrated by: Raul Colon

"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...



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A Place to Belong

By: Joan Lowery Nixon

ABOUT THIS BOOK
In 1856, Mrs. Kelly, a young widow who is unable to provide for her children, makes the ultimate sacrifice: She sends Frances Mary, Mike, Megan, Danny, Peg, and Petey to the West on...