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The Wicked, Wicked Ladies in the Haunted House

By: Mary Chase
illustrated by: Peter Sis

Maureen Swanson is the scourge of the neighborhood. At age nine, she already has a reputation as a hard slapper, a loud laugher, a liar, and a stay-after-schooler. The other kids call her Stinky. So sometimes...

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...

Year of Impossible Goodbyes

By: Sook Nyul Choi

It is 1945, and courageous ten-year-old Sookan and her family must endure the cruelties of the Japanese military occupying Korea.  Police captain Narita does his best to destroy everything of...

Tell Me Lies

By: Patrick Cooper

It is 1969, and Stephen meets up with old friend Astrid and her lover Spencer, and stays with them in the hippy household “The Hollies.” Peace and love are tangible: until his passionate...

The Times They Used to Be

By: Lucille Clifton

Mama, Mama.Tell us about when you was a girl . . .tell us one of them stories about the olden days.So begins this tender story, set in 1948, when Satchel Paige was in the majors, Ralph Bunche was at the...

Barack Obama: Out of Many, One

By: Shana Corey
Illustrated by: James Bernardin

A newly updated leveled reader about the first African American president of the United States, for children who are ready to read on their own.   A Step 3 Step into Reading Biography Reader about...

Bud, Not Buddy

By: Christopher Paul Curtis

The Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award-winning classic about a boy who decides to hit the road to find his father—from Christopher Paul Curtis, author of The Watsons Go To Birmingham—1963,...

I Is Someone Else

By: Patrick Cooper

It is 1966, and the times, they are a-changin’. Fifteen-year-old Stephen is on his way to a summer program in France when he meets two glamorous new friends of his older brother, Rob, who has been...

The Ghost Wore Gray

By: Bruce Coville

"What A Hunk! Too Bad He's  Dead..."Sixth-grader Nina  Tanleven convinced her architect father to let her  best friend Chris go with them to stay in the old  inn...


The FitzOsbornes in Exile

By: Michelle Cooper

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After a German attack on their island kingdom, Montmaray, Sophie and the rest of her family are forced to flee to the safety of their Aunt Charlotte’s home in England where life is one...

The FitzOsbornes at War

By: Michelle Cooper

Escaping to England when their home on a remote island was attacked by the Nazis, the Montmaray family dodges bombs, endures blackouts, experiences rationing, and witnesses the Blitz. ...

Bud, Not Buddy

By: Christopher Paul Curtis

During the Great Depression, a 10-year-old homeless boy sets out in search of a man he believes to be his father.
Bud Caldwell's mother died when he was six...

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The Mighty Miss Malone Educator Guide with CCSS tie-ins

By: Christopher Paul Curtis

"We are a family on a journey to a place called wonderful" is the motto of Deza Malone's family. Deza is the smartest girl in her class in Gary, Indiana, singled out by teachers for a special path in life....

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Christopher Paul Curtis Author Study

By: Christopher Paul Curtis

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