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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...

Ingenue

By: Jillian Larkin

If you love The Great Gatsby, you'll want to read the Flappers series.Power . . . love . . . scandal . . . there’s never enough to go around. In the city that never sleeps, Lorraine...

Sylvia & Aki

By: Winifred Conkling

Sylvia never expected to be at the center of a landmark legal battle; all she wanted was to enroll in school. Aki never expected to be relocated to a Japanese internment camp in the Arizona desert;...


All the Way to America: The Story of a Big Italian Family and a Little Shovel

By: Dan Yaccarino

“This immigration story is universal.” —School Library Journal, Starred   Dan Yaccarino’s great-grandfather arrived at Ellis Island with a small shovel and his parents’...

Johnny Swanson

By: Eleanor Updale

The secret to instant height?  Stand on a box.Want to make your money go further? Roll it down a hill.The answer to smelly feet? Wear a clothes pin on your nose.Eleven-year-old Johnny Swanson is in...

Daddy-Long-Legs

By: Jean Webster
illustrated by Jean Webster; introduction by: Ann M. Martin

Bright and lively Judy Abbott is an orphan who dreams of escaping the drudgery of her life at the John Grier Home. One day she receives a marvelous opportunity—a wealthy male benefactor has agreed...