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How Tia Lola Saved the Summer

By: Julia Alvarez

Miguel Guzman isn't exactly looking forward to the summer now that his mother has agreed to let the Sword family—a father, his three daughters, and their dog—live with them while they decide...

Henry Wants More!

By: Linda Ashman
illustrated by: Brooke Boynton Hughes

More games, more races, more tickles, more books—little Henry can’t get enough! When a toddler is armed with that useful word and the world is full of brand-new things, his family just doesn’t...

How Tia Lola Learned to Teach

By: Julia Alvarez

Tía Lola has been invited to teach Spanish at her niece and nephew’s elementary school. But Miguel wants nothing to do with the arrangement. He hasn’t had an easy time adjusting to his...


Two Plays

By: David Almond

David Almond turns his talents to drama in these two plays. Skellig is the dramatization of his highly acclaimed novel. What has Michael found in the derelict garage? What is this creature that lies in...

A Photo for Greta

By: Anna Alter

Greta loves spending time with her dad. She loves reading books with him, playing checkers in the park with him, and eating ice cream with him on Saturdays. But Greta's dad often has to travel far from...

Quick, Quack, Quick

By: Marsha Arnold

"Quick, Quack, quick!" his mama urges, but Quack is still the slowest duckling in the barnyard.  Nothing can make him hurry.  Then, one day, Cat comes a-hunting, and Quack's...


Antes de ser libres

By: Julia Alvarez

Now available in Spanish, the book Horn Book called “a realistic and compelling account of a girl growing up too quickly while coming to terms with the cost of freedom.” I wonder what it would...

Just Like You

By: Sarah Albee
illustrated by: Tom Brannon

One day at preschool, Elmo discovers that he has a new classmate–Lizzie. Elmo can’t stop staring because she’s in a wheelchair. But Elmo finds out that except for her disability, the...

Before We Were Free

By: Julia Alvarez

Anita de la Torre never questioned her freedom living in the Dominican Republic. But by her 12th birthday in 1960, most of her relatives have emigrated to the United States, her Tío Toni has disappeared...