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Storyteller

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

A story of the American Revolution from two-time Newbery Honor–winning author Patricia Reilly Giff. While staying with her aunt, Elizabeth finds something remarkable: a drawing. It hangs on...

Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Practicing the Piano

By: Peggy Gifford
illustrated by: Valorie Fisher

Here's the third book in the hilarious Moxy Maxwell series, which includes Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Stuart Little and Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Writing Thank-you Notes.Moxy’s back, and ready...

The Crossroads

By: Chris Grabenstein

★ “A rip-roaring ghost story.”—Booklist, StarredZack, his dad, and new stepmother have just moved back to his father’s hometown, not knowing that their new house has a dark...


How to Grow a Friend

By: Sara Gillingham

A lovely metaphor teaches valuable lessons in how to treat others and make friendships blossom! Making a friend takes patience, care, and room to bloom—just like growing a flower. Soon your little...

Pure Dead Frozen

By: Debi Gliori

As usual, the Strega-Borgia family can't seem to get a break: They've just welcomed a newborn boy Strega-Borgia into the world, but before they can give him a name, he's snatched and replaced with a demon...

The Black Heart Crypt

By: Chris Grabenstein

Halloween is near, the one day of the year when the ghostly plane is close enough to the human plane to allow mischief and mayhem. But the ghosts who have their eye on Zack aren't thinking mischief, they...


Imaginary Enemy

By: Julie Gonzalez

Jane White goes by the pen name Gabriel when she writes letters to Bubba, her imaginary enemy. She’s been writing to Bubba (short for Beelzebub) since second grade, blaming him every time something...

Little Wings #5: Willa Bean to the Rescue!

By: Cecilia Galante
illustrated by: Kristi Valiant

Cecilia Galante's sweet series about a lovable curly-haired cupid swoops down to London in book #5.Willa Bean is having a moody Moonday. School is closed, Harpers's not around, and Mama can't do anything...


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All the Way Home

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

TEACHERS GUIDE
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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

Hollis Woods has been in so many foster homes she can hardly remember them all. She even runs away from the Regans, the one family who offers her a home.

When Hollis is sent to Josie, an elderly...

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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

BOOK TALK
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...