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Wild Girl

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

A contemporary and irresistible story from Patricia Reilly GiffLidie lives in Jales, Brazil, where she’s free to ride, to be a wild girl, and to dream of going to live with her father and older brother,...

Mommy Loves Me

By: Golden Books
illustrated by: Samuel J. Butcher

Nothing is more precious than the bond between a mother and child! Now young readers can celebrate this love with this adorable Little Golden Book featuring the beloved Precious Moments illustrations of...

Maggie's Door

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

We will dance on the cliffs of Brooklyn.Maggie’s Door is the story of the journey from Ireland to America told by both Nory and her neighbor and friend Sean Red Mallon, two different stories with...


Teenie

By: Christopher Grant

High school freshman Martine (Teenie for short) is a good student, with a bright future ahead of her. She's desperate to be accepted into a prestigious study abroad program in Spain so that she can see...

Pure Dead Trouble

By: Debi Gliori

After a vacation in Italy, the Strega-Borgia clan arrives home to a shocking discovery: their faithful butler Latch lying comatose on the front doorstep, reeking faintly of sulphur. Horrified and troubled,...

All the Way Home

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

It’s August 1941, and Brick and Mariel both love the Brooklyn Dodgers. Brick listens to their games on the radio in Windy Hill, in upstate New York, where his family has an apple orchard; Mariel,...


Doctor Dan the Bandage Man

By: Helen Gaspard
Illustrated by: Corinne Malvern

ONE OF THE most-requested Little Golden Books is back in print! Millions of baby boomers remember little Dan, who stops crying over a scratch as soon as Mother puts a bandage on it. Soon the dolls and...

Maggie's Door

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

We will dance on the cliffs of Brooklyn.Maggie’s Door is the story of the journey from Ireland to America told by both Nory and her neighbor and friend Sean Red Mallon, two different stories with...

A Dollar for Penny

By: Dr. Julie Glass
illustrated by: Joy Allen

On a beautiful summer day a young girl sets up a lemonade stand and sells enough cups of refreshment to add up to a dollar.  Told in rhyme, this delightful story combines the teaching of addition...


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All the Way Home

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

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This warm and touching novel tells the story of Brick and Mariel, two 11-year-old friends who know firsthand about adversity and together embark on a journey that...

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Pictures of Hollis Woods

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

This Newbery Honor book about a girl who has never known family fighting for her first true home “will leave readers . . . satisfied” (Kirkus Reviews).
 
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Nory Ryan’s Song, Maggie’s Door, Water Street

By: Patricia Reilly Giff


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Patricia Reilly Giff Author Study

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

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All the Way Home

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

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Imagine what it would be like to have a disease that caused your legs to become twisted and almost useless. Living in Brooklyn most her life, polio survivor, Mariel Manning has had to live...

Gingersnap

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

It's 1944, W.W. II is raging. Jayna's big brother Rob is her only family. When Rob is called to duty on a destroyer, Jayna is left in their small town in upstate New York with their cranky landlady. But...

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Gingersnap

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

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After their parents are killed in an accident, Jayna and her brother, Rob, make a life for themselves as best they can.  Then, Rob is called to the Pacific to fight in World War II, and...

Gingersnap

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

It's 1944, W.W. II is raging. Jayna's big brother Rob is her only family. When Rob is called to duty on a destroyer, Jayna is left in their small town in upstate New York with their cranky landlady. But...

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A Thunderous Whisper and The Red Umbrella

"In the midst of the Spanish Civil War, 12-year-old ani unexpectedly gets drawn into a network of underground rebels working to thwart Franco's efforts to destroy the Basque people's way of life. . . ....

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A Thunderous Whisper

By: Christina Diaz Gonzalez

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Ani and her mother sell sardines for a living while her father is off fighting in the Spanish Civil War.  Her mother is distant and harsh and Ani has no friends since the kids at school...

Cross My Heart

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While living in a convent was not ideal, at least it was better than the newest surprise Laura della Scala’s father had for her – forced marriage to a lecherous older man to help retain...

Heart of Glass

By: Sasha Gould

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In Heart of Glass, the sequel to Sasha Gould’s Cross My Heart set in 16th century Venice, Laura della Scala’s life has changed drastically for the better since she discovered her sister’s...


Tall Story

By: Candy Gourlay

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Andi is looking forward to her half-brother, Bernardo, finally coming to live with her family. She’s hoping he will love basketball as much as she does. Her mother said he was tall, but...

Deep Betrayal

By: Anne Greenwood Brown

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The intoxicating Calder returns to complicate Lily’s life, and this time he even manages to involve her dad.  With the startling news that her father is also a merman, Calder sets out...

All You Never Wanted

By: Adele Griffin

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Alex seems to have everything financially, but she and her younger sister Thea struggle to find their place in the world.  Alex hides an embarrassingly awful secret and tries to maintain...


Revel

By: Maurissa Guibord

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After her mother dies, 17-year-old Delia McGovern is shuffled from foster home to foster home until she decides to take her future into her own hands by finding her mother’s past. A few...