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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....


Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building

By: Deborah Hopkinson
illustrated by: James E. Ransome

This Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor Book and ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book provides a riveting brick-by-brick account of how one of the most amazing accomplishments in American architecture came...

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,...


Summer of the Monkeys

By: Wilson Rawls

The last thing a fourteen-year-old boy expects to find along an old Ozark river bottom is a tree full of monkeys. Jay Berry Lee's grandpa had an explanation, of course--as he did for most things. The monkeys...