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Dust Girl

By: Sarah Zettel

Fans of Libba Bray’s The Diviners will love the blend of fantasy and twentieth-century history in this stylish series.Callie LeRoux is choking on dust. Just as the biggest dust storm in history sweeps...

Racing the Moon

By: Alan Armstrong
illustrated by: Tim Jessell

An adventurous new work from Newbery Honor-Winning author, Alan Armstrong.In the spring of 1947, outer space was an unexplored realm. But eleven year-old Alexis (Alex) Heart and her impulsive brother,...

Laugh with the Moon

By: Shana Burg

Laugh with the Moon is on the Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List.  Thirteen-year-old Clare Silver is stuck. Stuck in denial about her mother’s recent death. Stuck in the African jungle for sixty-four...


Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself

By: Judy Blume

When Sally’s family moves to Miami Beach for the winter of 1947, she is excited and nervous at the same time. What will school be like in Florida? Will she make any friends? Will she fit in so far...

Second Fiddle

By: Rosanne Parry

When 13-year-old Jody and her friends save a badly beaten Russian soldier from drowning, they put into motion a chain of events that will take them from Berlin to Paris and straight into danger. Jody must...

The Silent Boy

By: Lois Lowry

Precocious Katy Thatcher comes to realize what a gentle, silent boy did for his family. He meant to help, not harm. It didn’t turn out that way.“The author balances humor and generosity with...


Horse Diaries #8: Black Cloud

By: Patricia Hermes
illustrated by: Astrid Sheckels

Born in Northern Nevada in 1950, Black Cloud is a black-and-white mustang colt. He loves roaming free with the rest of his herd, playing with the other foals, and learning the ways of wild horses. But...

The Red Umbrella

By: Christina Diaz Gonzalez

The Red Umbrella is the moving tale of a 14-year-old girl's journey from Cuba to America as part of Operation Pedro Pan—an organized exodus of more than 14,000 unaccompanied children, whose parents...

Horse Diaries #7: Risky Chance

By: Alison Hart
illustrated by: Ruth Sanderson

For all lovers of horses and history, it's the next book in the popular Horse Diaries series. Born in California at the start of the Great Depression, Risky Chance is a gray thoroughbred who was born to...