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The Heartbeats of Wing Jones

By: Katherine Webber

Jandy Nelson meets Friday Night Lights in this sweeping, warm, arrestingly original novel about family, poverty, and hope.   Wing Jones, like everyone else in her town, has worshipped her older brother,...

A Hat for Mrs. Goldman

By: Michelle Edwards
illustrated by: G. Brian Karas

"[A] celebration of winter mitzvahs, or kind deeds. Karas’s adorable, radiant art adds to the heartwarming mood." -The New York TimesHere’s a heartwarming winter picture book that’s sure...

Just Grandma, Grandpa, and Me (Little Critter)

By: Written and illustrated by Mercer Mayer

Mercer Mayer's Little Critter is spending the day with Grandma and Grandmpa in these classic, funny, and heartwarming stories. Featuring Just Grandma and Me and Just Grandpa and Me, this two-in-one picture...


Serendipity's Footsteps

By: Suzanne Nelson

From Nazi Germany to a modern-day orphanage in the American South, three girls separated by decades and thousands of miles are about to give up when a single pair of shoes binds them all together.  ...

Sharing the Bread

By: Pat Zietlow Miller
illustrated by: Jill McElmurry

Celebrate food and family with this heartwarming Thanksgiving picture book. We will share the risen bread. / Our made-with-love Thanksgiving spread. / Grateful to be warm and fed. / We will share the bread....

The Seventh Most Important Thing

By: Shelley Pearsall

Shelley Pearsall's story of anger and art, loss and redemption, is a transformative read that will appeal to fans of Lisa Graff's Lost in the Sun and Vince Vawter's Paperboy.One kid. One crime. One chance...


Beholding Bee

By: Kimberly Newton Fusco

“Fans of Kate DiCamillo, Jennifer Holm, and Polly Horvath will find this an enjoyable and engrossing read.” —School Library Journal   Bee is an orphan who lives with a carnival and...


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A Thunderous Whisper and The Red Umbrella

"In the midst of the Spanish Civil War, 12-year-old ani unexpectedly gets drawn into a network of underground rebels working to thwart Franco's efforts to destroy the Basque people's way of life. . . ....

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The Georges and the Jewels

By: Jane Smiley

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Abby loves the horses her dad raises. She loves feeding them. She loves training them. She loves keeping them clean. What she doesn't love is that her dad won't let her name any of them....

Tia Lola Stories

By: Julia Alvarez

A delightfully entertaining story of family and culture from acclaimed author Julia Alvarez.

Moving to Vermont after his parents split, Miguel has plenty to worry about! Tía Lola, his quirky,...

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Never Forgotten

By: Patricia C. McKissack

A 2012 Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book

This gorgeous picture book by Newbery Honor winner Patricia C. McKissack and two-time Caldecott Medal-winning husband-and-wife team Leo and Diane...

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Jake

By: Audrey Couloumbis

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Nory Ryan’s Song, Maggie’s Door, Water Street

By: Patricia Reilly Giff


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Stargirl and Love, Stargirl

By: Jerry Spinelli

A modern-day classic and New York Times bestseller that celebrates the power of individuality and personal expression from beloved Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli.

Stargirl. From the day she...

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Winter Wood

By: Steve Augarde

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Midge thought that her encounters with the Various, the hidden tribes of little people hiding from the human world on her family?s farm, were behind her. In order to ensure their...

Brendan Buckley’s Universe and Everything in It

By: Sundee Frazier

Winner of the Coretta Scott King / John Steptoe New Talent Award, this acclaimed, multicultural book about a biracial boy with a passion for science will resonate with children everywhere who can’t—or...

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Pictures of Hollis Woods

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

This Newbery Honor book about a girl who has never known family fighting for her first true home “will leave readers . . . satisfied” (Kirkus Reviews).
 
Hollis Woods
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The New Kid

By: Mavis Jukes

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Being the new kid is never easy. Being the new kid when you have to move away from the grandparents you love is even harder.  Being the new kid whose lunch goes missing and...

The Lost Songs

By: Caroline B. Cooney

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When Lutie Painter decides to cut class and take the city bus north instead of the school bus west, her aunt and uncle have no way of preventing her from heading straight into...