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Land of Hope

By: Joan Lowery Nixon

The family of Rebekah Levinsky emigrates from Russia and settles in New York City, hoping their dreams will come true. But instead of finding streets paved with gold, they find they must work seven days...

Muckers

By: Sandra Neil Wallace

Former ESPN sportscaster Sandra Neil Wallace makes her young adult debut with a historical fiction novel that School Library Journal recommends to fans of Friday Night Lights in a starred review.  ...

Listening for Lucca

By: Suzanne LaFleur

"I'm obsessed with abandoned things." Siena's obsession began a year and a half ago, around the time her two-year-old brother Lucca stopped talking. Now Mom and Dad are moving the family from Brooklyn...


Golden 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 has put her grimy, harrowing trip from the depths of the Dust Bowl behind...

Written in Stone

By: Rosanne Parry

   Rosanne Parry author of Heart of a Shepherd, shines a light on Native American tribes of the Pacific Northwest in the 1920s, a time of critical cultural upheaval.   Pearl...

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,...


The Mighty Lalouche

By: Matthew Olshan
illustrated by: Sophie Blackall

Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator Sophie Blackall brings to life this marvelous story, which is full of humor and heart. In Paris, France, there lived a humble postman named Lalouche. He was small,...

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...

Bright Island

By: Mabel L. Robinson
illustrated by: Lynd Ward

Mabel Robinson's delightful coming-of-age story won a Newbery Honor in 1938 and garnered extraordinary praise from critics and readers alike. Born and raised on Bright Island off the Maine coast, Thankful...