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By: Lesley M. M. Blume

“Brilliant, unusual writing.”—Chicago TribuneOn the banks of the Mississippi River, Tennyson Fontaine and her sister, Hattie, play endless games of hide-and-seek and make up fantastical...

Boys of Steel

By: Marc Tyler Nobleman
illustrated by: Ross MacDonald

JERRY SIEGEL AND Joe Shuster, two misfit teens in Depression-era Cleveland, were more like Clark Kent—meek, mild, and myopic—than his secret identity, Superman. Both boys escaped into the worlds...

Magic Tree House #36: Blizzard of the Blue Moon

By: Mary Pope Osborne
illustrated by: Sal Murdocca

Jack and Annie are off on another Merlin Mission. This time, Merlin has sent them to rescue a beautiful magical creature—the unicorn. But when they land in New York City during the Depression of...

The All-I'll-Ever-Want Christmas Doll

By: Patricia C. McKissack
illustrated by: Jerry Pinkney

Newbery Honor–winning author McKissack and Caldecott Medal–winning illustrator Pinkney have outdone themselves in this heart-warming story infused with humor and the true spirit of Christmas....

A Letter to Mrs. Roosevelt

By: C. Coco De Young

Eleven-year-old Margo Bandini has never been afraid of anything. Her life in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, with Mama and Papa and her little brother, Charlie, has always felt secure. But it's 1933, and the...

Bud, Not Buddy

By: Christopher Paul Curtis

It's 1936, in Flint, Michigan. Times may be hard, and ten-year-old Bud may be a motherless boy on the run, but Bud's got a few things going for him:1. He has his own suitcase filled with his own important,...