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The Silk Princess

By: Charles Santore

Princess Hsi-Ling Chi has heard tales of a sleeping dragon and ancient gods residing in the Holy Mountains beyond her father’s palace. But when she emerges from the gates for the first time, she...

Shabanu

By: Susanne Fisher Staples

The Newbery Honor winner about a heroic Pakistani girl that The Boston Globe called “Remarkable . . . a riveting tour de force.” Life is both sweet and cruel to strong-willed young...

The Five Ancestors Book 3: Snake

By: Jeff Stone

Twelve-year-old Seh is a snake-style master and a keeper of secrets. Close-lipped and ever-watchful, he has used his highly attuned senses to collect information about his brothers, his temple, and even...


The Squiggle

By: Carole Lexa Schaefer
illustrated by: Pierr Morgan

What magic can be found in a piece of string?  The magic of a million incarnations--when the string is found by an imaginative little girl who spies it on the sidewalk.  Slither, slish--it...

Honey Cake

By: Joan Betty Stuchner
illustrated by: Cynthia Nugent

FOR DAVID NATHAN, Copenhagen is the most beautiful city in the world. Even Nazis in the street can’t make Copenhagen ugly. But life has changed since the soldiers arrived. His parents are always...

Meet Maya Angelou

By: Valerie Spain

Maya Angelou spent her childhood moving between two homes. She was often lonely, and when she was abused by her mother’s boyfriend, sensitive Maya felt guilty and more alone than ever. But with time...


A Time to Be Brave

By: Joan Betty Stuchner
illustrated by: Cynthia Nugent

Previously published as Honey Cake. An approachable introduction to World War II for ages 7–10. David Nathan’s home in Copenhagen has always been filled with laughter, family, and his...

Child of the Civil Rights Movement

By: Paula Young Shelton
illustrated by: Raul Colon

In this Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year, Paula Young Shelton, daughter of Civil Rights activist Andrew Young, brings a child’s unique perspective to an important...

A Song for My Sister

By: Lesley Simpson
illustrated by: Tatjana Mai-Wyss

WAAAAA!  When Mira's wish for a sister at long last comes true, she's thrilled—but the new baby isn't exactly what she expected. Who knew someone so little could make so much noise! No matter...


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Calvin Coconut

By: Graham Salisbury

A humorous chapter book about a fourth-grade boy, full of the fun of growing up in Hawaii.
 
Calvin Coconut lives near the beach in Kailua, Hawaii, with his mom and his little sister. All...

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