2013 Newbery Medal Winner
NEWBERY MEDAL WINNERS AND HONOR BOOKS
The 2013 Newbery Medal winner is The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate, published by
HarperCollins Children's Books, a division of HarperCollins Publishers
Ivan’s transformative emergence from the “Ape at Exit 8” to “The One and Only Ivan, Mighty Silverback,”
comes to life through the gorilla’s own distinct narrative voice, which is filled with wry humor, deep
emotion and thought-provoking insights into the nature of friendship, hope and humanity.
“Katherine Applegate gives readers a unique and unforgettable gorilla’s-eye-view of the world that
challenges the way we look at animals and at ourselves.”
2013 Newbery Honor
Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz , published by Candlewick Press
Lizzie Rose, Parsefall and Clara are caught in the clutches of a wicked puppeteer and a powerful witch in
this deliciously dark and complex tale set in Dickensian England, where adventure and suspense are
interwoven into nuanced explorations of good versus evil.
Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve
Sheinkin, published by Flash Point, an imprint of Roaring Brook Press.
Balancing intersecting threads of scientific discovery, political intrigue and military strategy, “Bomb” is a
riveting historical nonfiction drama. Sheinkin’s engaging narrative explores the complex series of events
that led to the creation of the ultimate weapon and introduces many memorable personalities involved in
Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage, published by Dial Books for Young Readers, a division of
Penguin Young Readers Group.
In the rich tradition of Southern storytelling, rising sixth-grader Mo LoBeau leads the eccentric residents
of Tupelo Landing, North Carolina, on a rollicking journey of mystery, adventure and small-town intrigue
as she investigates a murder and searches for her long-lost mother.
Dead End in Norvelt , by Jack Gantos
In the historic town of Norvelt, Pennsylvania, twelve-year-old Jack Gantos spends the summer of 1962 grounded for
various offenses until he is assigned to help an elderly neighbor with a most unusual chore involving the newly dead,
molten wax, twisted promises, Girl Scout cookies, underage driving, lessons from history, typewriting, and countless
Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai
Through a series of poems, a young girl chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, when she, her mother, and her brothers
leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama. A novel in verse.
Breaking Stalin's Nose by Eugene Yelchin
In the Stalinist era of the Soviet Union, ten-year-old Sasha idolizes his father, a devoted Communist, but when police
take his father away and leave Sasha homeless, he is forced to examine his own perceptions, values, and beliefs.
Moon over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool
Twelve-year-old Abilene Tucker is the daughter of a drifter who, in the summer of 1936, sends her to stay with an old friend
in Manifest, Kansas, where he grew up, and where she hopes to find out some things about his past.
Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm
In 1935, when her mother gets a job housekeeping for a woman who does not like children, eleven-year-old Turtle is sent
to stay with relatives she has never met in far away Key West, Florida.
Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night by Joyce Sidman
A collection of poems that celebrate the wonder, mystery, and danger of the night and describes the many things that
hide in the dark.
Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus
In 1841, rescued by an American whaler after a terrible shipwreck leaves him and his four companions castaways on a
remote island, fourteen-year-old Manjiro, who dreams of becoming a samurai, learns new laws and customs as he
becomes the first Japanese person to set foot in the United States.
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
In the summer of 1968, after traveling from Brooklyn to Oakland, California, to spend a month with the mother they
barely know, eleven-year-old Delphine and her two younger sisters arrive to a cold welcome as they discover that their
mother, a dedicated poet and printer, is resentful of the intrusion of their visit and wants them to attend a nearby Black
Panther summer camp.
When You Reach Me , by Rebecca Stead
As her mother prepares to be a contestant on the 1980s television game show, "The $20,000 Pyramid," a twelve-year-old
New York City girl tries to make sense of a series of mysterious notes received from an anonymous source that seems to
defy the laws of time and space.
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose
Presents an account of fifteen-year-old Claudette Colvin, an African-American girl who refused to give up her seat to a
white woman on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama, nine months before Rosa Parks, and covers her role in a
crucial civil rights case.
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, by Jacqueline Kelly
In central Texas in 1899, eleven-year-old Callie Vee Tate is instructed to be a lady by her mother, learns about love from
the older three of her six brothers, and studies the natural world with her grandfather, the latter of which leads to an
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, by Grace Lin
Minli, an adventurous girl from a poor village, buys a magical goldfish, and then joins a dragon who cannot fly on a quest
to find the Old Man of the Moon in hopes of bringing life to Fruitless Mountain and freshness to Jade River.
The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg, by Rodman Philbrick
Homer P. Figg escapes from his wretched foster home in Pine Swamp, Maine, and sets out to find his beloved older brother,
Harold, who has been illegally sold into the Union Army.
The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman
The orphan Bod, short for Nobody, is taken in by the inhabitants of a graveyard as a child of eighteen months and raised
lovingly and carefully to the age of eighteen years by the community of ghosts and otherworldly creatures.
The Underneath, by Kathi Appelt
An old hound that has been chained up at his hateful owner's run-down shack, and two kittens born underneath the house,
endure separation, danger, and many other tribulations in their quest to be reunited and free.
The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba’s Struggle for Freedom, by Margarita Engle
A collection of poems in which Rosa, a healer, describes her experiences trying to help Cuban peasants who have been
forced to leave their farms and villages in 1896 and given eight days to find their way to "re-concentration camps" or be
Savvy, by Ingrid Law
Recounts the adventures of Mibs Beaumont, whose thirteenth birthday has revealed her "savvy"--a magical power unique
to each member of her family--just as her father is injured in a terrible accident.
After Tupac & D Foster, by Jacqueline Woodson
This tightly woven novel looks back on two years in a New York City neighborhood, where life changes for two 11-yearolds
when a new girl joins their game of double Dutch. Bonded by Tupac's music, the three girls explore the lure of
freedom and build a friendship that redefines their own identities.
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village, by Laura Amy Schlitz
Thirteenth-century England springs to life using 21 dramatic individual narratives that introduce young inhabitants of
village and manor; from Hugo, the lord's nephew, to Nelly, the sniggler. Schlitz's elegant monologues and dialogues draw
back the curtain on the period, revealing character and relationships, hinting at stories untold. Explanatory interludes add
information and round out this historical and theatrical presentation.
Elijah of Buxton, by Christopher Paul Curtis
Elijah is the first free-born child in Buxton, a Canadian community of escaped slaves, in 1860. With masterful storytelling,
vibrant humor, and poignant insight into the realities of slavery and the meaning of freedom, Curtis takes readers on a
journey that transforms a “fra-gile” 11-year-old boy into a courageous hero.
The Wednesday Wars, by Gary D. Schmidt
Seventh-grader, Holling Hoodhood, is convinced his teacher hates him. Through their Wednesday afternoon
Shakespeare sessions she helps him cope with events both wildly funny and deadly serious. “To thine own self be true”
is just one of the life lessons he learns.
Feathers, by Jacqueline Woodson
Feathers is the story of how a new boy's arrival in a sixth-grade classroom helps Frannie recognize the barriers that
separate people, and the importance of hope as a bridge. Transcendent imagery and lyrical prose deftly capture a girl
learning to navigate the world through words.
The Higher Power of Lucky, by Susan Patron
Fearing that her legal guardian plans to abandon her to return to France, ten-year-old aspiring scientist Lucky Trimble
determines to run away while also continuing to seek the Higher Power that will bring stability to her life.
Penny from Heaven, by Jennifer L. Holm
As she turns twelve during the summer of 1953, Penny gains new insights into herself and her family while also learning
a secret about her father's death.
Hattie Big Sky, by Kirby Larson
After inheriting her uncle's homesteading claim in Montana, sixteen-year-old orphan Hattie Brooks travels from Iowa in
1917 to make a home for herself and encounters some unexpected problems related to the war being fought in Europe.
Rules, by Cynthia Lord
Frustrated at life with an autistic brother, twelve-year-old Catherine longs for a normal existence but her world is further
complicated by a friendship with a young paraplegic.
Criss Cross, by Lynne Rae Perkins
Teenagers in a small town in the 1960s experience new thoughts and feelings, question their identities, connect, and
disconnect as they search for the meaning of life and love.
Whittington, by Alan Armstrong
Whittington, a feline descendant of Dick Whittington's famous cat of English folklore, appears at a rundown barnyard
plagued by rats and restores harmony while telling his ancestor's story.
Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow, by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
A photo-illustrated look at the youth organizations Adolf Hitler founded and used to meet his sociopolitical and military
ends; includes profiles of individual Hitler Youth members as well as young people who opposed the Nazis, such as Hans
and Sophie Scholl.
Princess Academy, by Shannon Hale
While attending a strict academy for potential princesses with the other girls from her mountain village, fourteen-year-old
Miri discovers unexpected talents and connections to her homeland.
Show Way, by Jacqueline Woodson
A mother passes on the tradition of making quilts, or "Show ways", that serve as secret maps for freedom seeking slaves.
Kira-Kira, by Cynthia Kadohata
Chronicles the close friendship between two Japanese-American sisters growing up in rural Georgia during the late 1950s
and early 1960s, and the despair when one sister becomes terminally ill.
Al Capone does My Shirts, by Gennifer Choldenko
A twelve-year-old boy named Moose moves to Alcatraz Island in 1935 when guards' families were housed there, and has to
contend with his extraordinary new environment in addition to life with his autistic sister.
The Voice that Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights,
by Russell Freedman
Tells the life story of singer Marian Anderson, describing her famous 1939 Lincoln Memorial performance and explaining
how she helped end segregation in the American arts after being refused the right to perform at Washington's Constitution
Hall because of the color of her skin.
Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy, by Gary D. Schmidt
In 1911, Turner Buckminster hates his new home of Phippsburg, Maine, but things improve when he meets Lizzie Bright
Griffin, a girl from a poor, nearby island community founded by former slaves that the town fathers--and Turner's—want
to change into a tourist spot.
The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread,
by Kate DeCamillo
The adventures of Despereaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the princess that he loves, the servant girl who
longs to be a princess, and a devious rat determined to bring them all to ruin.
Olive’s Ocean, by Kevin Henkes
On a summer visit to her grandmother's cottage by the ocean, twelve-year-old Martha gains perspective on the death of a
classmate, on her relationship with her grandmother, on her feelings for an older boy, and on her plans to be a writer.
An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793,
by Jim Murphy
Provides an account of the yellow fever epidemic that swept through Philadelphia in 1793, discussing the chaos that erupted
when people began evacuating in droves, leaving the city without government, goods, or services, and examining efforts by
physicians, the Free African Society, and others to cure and care for the sick.
Crispin: The Cross of Lead, by Avi.
Falsely accused of theft and murder, an orphaned peasant boy in fourteenth-century England flees his village and meets
a larger-than-life juggler who holds a dangerous secret.
The House of the Scorpion, by Nancy Farmer
In a future where humans despise clones, Matt enjoys special status as the young clone of El Patron, the 142-year-old
leader of a corrupt drug empire nestled between Mexico and the United States.
Pictures of Hollis Woods, by Patricia Reilly Giff
A troublesome twelve-year-old orphan, staying with an elderly artist who needs her, remembers the only other time she
was happy was in a foster home, with a family that truly seemed to care about her.
Hoot, by Carl Hiaasen
Roy, who is new to his small Florida community, becomes involved in another boy's attempt to save a colony of burrowing
owls living in a proposed construction site.
A Corner of the Universe, by Ann M. Martin
The summer that Hattie turns twelve, she meets the childlike uncle she never knew and becomes friends with a girl who
works at the carnival that comes to Hattie's small town.
Surviving the Applewhites, by Stephanie S. Tolan
Jake, a budding juvenile delinquent, is sent for home schooling to the arty and eccentric Applewhite family's
Creative Academy, where he discovers talents and interests he never knew he had.
A Single Shard, by Linda Sue Park
Tree-ear, a thirteen-year-old orphan in medieval Korea, lives under a bridge near a potters' village, and longs to learn
how to throw the delicate celadon ceramics himself.
Everything on a Waffle, by Polly Horvath
Eleven-year-old Primrose, who lives in a small fishing village in British Columbia, recounts her experiences and all that
she learns about human nature and the unpredictability of life in the months after her parents are lost at sea.
Carver: A Life in Poems, by Marilyn Nelson
A collection of poems that combine to provide a portrait of the life of nineteenth-century African-American botanist
and inventor George Washington Carver.
A Year Down Yonder, by Richard Peck (Sequel to A Long Way from Chicago (1999 Honor book)
During the recession of 1937, fifteen-year-old Mary Alice is sent to live with her feisty, larger-than-life grandmother
in rural Illinois and comes to a better understanding of this fearsome woman.
Because of Winn-Dixie, by Kate DiCamillo
Ten-year-old India Opal Buloni describes her first summer in the town of Naomi, Florida, and all the good things
that happen to her because of her big ugly dog Winn-Dixie.
Hope Was Here, by Joan Bauer
When sixteen-year-old Hope and the aunt who has raised her move from Brooklyn to Mulhoney, Wisconsin, to work
as a waitress and cook in the Welcome Stairways diner, they become involved with the diner owner's political campaign
to oust the town's corrupt mayor.
Joey Pigza Loses Control, by Jack Gantos
Sequel to: Joey Pigza swallowed the key. Joey, who is still taking medication to keep him from getting too wired,
goes to spend the summer with the hard-drinking father he has never known and tries to help the baseball team he
coaches win the championship.
The Wanderer, by Sharon Creech
Thirteen-year-old Sophie and her cousin Cody record their transatlantic crossing aboard the Wanderer, a forty-five
foot sailboat, which, along with uncles and another cousin, is en route to visit their grandfather in England.
Bud, Not Buddy , by Christopher Paul Curtis
Ten-year-old Bud Caldwell runs away from a foster home and begins an unforgettable journey in search of his father.
His only clues are old flyers left by his now-deceased mother that point to a legendary jazz bandleader.
Getting Near to Baby , by Audrey Couloumbis
Although thirteen-year-old Willa Jo and her Aunt Patty seem to be constantly at odds, staying with her and Uncle Hob
helps Willa Jo and her younger sister come to terms with the death of their family's baby.
Our Only May Amelia , by Jennifer L. Holm
As the only girl in a Finnish American family of seven brothers, May Amelia Jackson resents being expected to act like a
lady while growing up in Washington state in 1899.
26 Fairmount Avenue , by Tomie dePaola
Children's author-illustrator Tomie De Paola describes his experiences at home and in school when he was a boy.
Holes, by Louis Sachar
The heir to his family's curse of bad luck, Stanley Yelnats is convicted of a crime he didn't commit. He serves his sentence
at Camp Green Lake, a dry, flat wasteland where the warden assigns each inmate the task of digging one deep hole every
day. Hole by hole, Stanley and his friend Zero dig their destiny.
A Long Way from Chicago, by Richard Peck
A boy recounts his annual summer trips to rural Illinois with his sister during the Great Depression to visit their
Out of the Dust, by Karen Hesse
In a series of poems, fifteen-year-old Billie Jo relates the hardships of living on her family’s wheat farm in Oklahoma during
the dust bowl years of the depression.
Lily’s Crossing, by Patricia Reilly Giff
During a summer spent at Rockaway Beach in 1944, Lily's friendship with a young Hungarian refugee causes her to see
the war and her own world differently.
Ella Enchanted, by Gail Carson Levine
In this novel based on the story of Cinderella, Ella struggles against the childhood curse that forces her to obey any order
given to her.
Wringer, by Jerry Spinelli
As Palmer comes of age, he must either accept the violence of being a wringer at his town's annual Pigeon Day or find
the courage to oppose it.
The View from Saturday, by E. L. Konigsburg
A special bond develops among the four sixth graders who, along with their teacher/coach, Mrs. Olinski, comprise a
surprisingly—in fact amazingly—successful Academic Bowl team.
A Girl Named Disaster, by Nancy Farmer
While fleeing from Mozambique to Zimbabwe to escape an unwanted marriage, Nhamo, an eleven-year-old Shona girl,
struggles to escape drowning and starvation and in so doing comes close to the luminous world of the African spirits.
Moorchild, by Eloise McGraw
Feeling that she is neither fully human nor "Folk," a changeling learns her true identity and attempts to find the human
child whose place she had been given.
The Thief, by Megan Whalen Turner
Gen flaunts his ingenuity as a thief and relishes the adventure, which takes him to a remote temple of the gods where he will
attempt to steal a precious stone.
Belle Prater’s Boy, by Ruth White
When Woodrow's mother suddenly disappears, he moves to his grandparents' home in a small Virginia town where
he befriends his cousin and together they find the strength to face the terrible losses and fears in their lives.
The Midwife’s Apprentice, by Karen Cushman
In medieval England, a nameless, homeless girl is taken in by a sharp-tempered midwife and, in spite of obstacles
and hardship, eventually gains the three things she most wants: a full belly, a contented heart, and a place in this world.
What Jamie Saw, by Carolyn Coman
Having fled to a family friend's hillside trailer after his mother's boyfriend tried to throw his baby sister against a wall,
nine-year-old Jamie finds himself living an existence full of uncertainty and fear.
The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963, by Christopher Paul Curtis
The ordinary interactions and everyday routines of the Watsons, an African-American family living in Flint, Michigan,
are drastically changed after they go to visit Grandma in Alabama in the summer of 1963.
Yolanda’s Genius, by Carol Fenner
After moving from Chicago to Grand River, Michigan, fifth grader Yolonda, big and strong for her age, determines
to prove that her younger brother is not a slow learner but a true musical genius.
The Great Fire, by Jim Murphy
Photographs and text, along with personal accounts of actual survivors tell the story of the great fire of 1871 in Chicago.
Walk Two Moons, by Sharon Creech
Salamanca Sugar Maple Tree Hiddle, also known as Sal, tells the tale of her best friend, Phoebe, whose mother has
disappeared. At the same time, Sal is on a quest to find her own mother, whose death she refuses to accept.
Catherine Called Birdy, by Karen Cushman
The daughter of an English country knight keeps a journal in which she records the events of her life, particularly her
longing for adventures beyond the usual role of women and her efforts to avoid being married off.
The Ear, the Eye and the Arm, by Nancy Farmer
In 2194 in Zimbabwe, General Matsika's three children are kidnapped and put to work in a plastic mine while three mutant
detectives use their special powers to search for them.
The Giver, by Lois Lowry
This story is set in the future—one where life seems to have become beautifully organized and simple. But Jonas,
a 12- year-old boy, discovers the truth about this seemingly perfect world when his training is turned over to The Giver.
Crazy Lady, by Jane Leslie Conly
As he tries to come to terms with his mother's death, Vernon finds solace in his growing relationship with the neighborhood
outcasts, an alcoholic and her retarded son.
Dragon’s Gate, by Laurence Yep
Sequel to: Mountain light. When he accidentally kills a Manchu, a fifteen-year-old Chinese boy is sent to America
to join his father, an uncle, and other Chinese working to build a tunnel for the transcontinental railroad through the Sierra
Nevada mountains in 1867.
Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery, by Russell Freedman
A biography of the first wife of a president to have a public life and career of her own.
Missing May, by Cynthia Rylant
When her Aunt May dies, a little bit of Summer and her uncle Ob dies too. But then they undertake a journey with a
in search of May that lets Ob and Summer turn a corner in their grieving.
Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural, by Patricia McKissack
A collection of ghost stories with African-American themes, designed to be told during the Dark Thirty—the half hour
before sunset--when ghosts seem all too believable.
Somewhere in the Darkness, by Walter Dean Myers
A teenage boy accompanies his father, who has recently escaped from prison, on a trip that turns out to be an often painful
time of discovery for them both.
What Hearts, by Bruce Brook
After his mother divorces his father and remarries, Asa's sharp intellect and capacity for forgiveness help him deal with the
instabilities of his new world.
Shiloh, by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
When he finds a lost beagle in the hills behind his West Virginia home, Marty tries to hide it from his family and the dog’s real
owner, a mean-spirited man known to shoot deer out of season and to mistreat his dogs.
The Wright Brothers: How the Invented the Airplane, by Russell Freedman
Follows the lives of the Wright brothers and describes how they developed the first airplane.
Nothing But the Truth: A Documentary Novel, by Avi
A ninth-grader's suspension for singing "The Star-Spangled Banner" during homeroom becomes a national news story.
Maniac Magee, by Jerry Spinelli
After his parents die, Jeffrey Lionel Magee’s life becomes legendary, as he accomplishes athletic and other feats which awe
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, by Avi
Thirteen-year-oldCharlotte Doyle, the only passenger on a voyage from England to America in 1832, must take serious
Matters into her own hands when she learns that the captain is murderous.
Number the Stars, by Lois Lowry
In 1943, during the German occupation of Denmark, ten-year-old Annamarie learns how to be brave and courageous
when she helps shelter her Jewish friend from the Nazis.
Afternoon of the Elves, by Janet Taylor Lisle
As Hillary works in the miniature village, allegedly built by elves, in Sara-Kate's backyard, she becomes more and more
curious about Sara-Kate's real life inside her big, gloomy house with her mysterious, silent mother.
Shabanu, Daughter of the Wind, by Suzanne Fisher
When eleven-year-old Shabanu, the daughter of a nomad in the Cholistan Desert of present-day Pakistan, is pledged in
marriage to an older man whose money will bring prestige to the family, she must either accept the decision, as is the
custom, or risk the consequences of defying her father's wishes.
The Winter Room, by Gary Paul
A young boy growing up on a northern Minnesota farm describes the scenes around him and recounts his old Norwegian
uncle's tales of an almost mythological logging past.
Joyful Noise: Poems for Two voices, by Paul Fleischman
A collection of poems describing the characteristics and activities of a variety of insects.
In the Beginning: Creation Stories from Around the World, by Virginia Hamilton
An illustrated collection of twenty-five myths from various parts of the world explaining the creation of the world.
Scorpions, by Walter Dean Myers
After reluctantly taking on the leadership of the Harlem gang, the Scorpions, Jamal finds that his enemies treat him
with respect when he acquires a gun--until a tragedy occurs.
Lincoln: A Photobiography, by Russell Freedman
Photographs and text trace the life of the Civil War President.
After the Rain, by Norma Fox Mazer
After discovering her grandfather is dying, fifteen-year-old Rachel gets to know him better than ever before and finds
the experience bittersweet.
Hatchet, by Gary Paulsen
After a plane crash, thirteen-year-old Brian spends fifty-four days in the wilderness and learns to survive with only the
aid of a hatchet given him by his mother. He also learns to survive his parents' divorce.
The Whipping Boy, by Sid Fleischman
A bratty prince and his whipping boy have many adventures when they inadvertently trade places after becoming
involved with dangerous outlaws.
A Fine White Dust, by Cynthia Rylant
The visit of the traveling Preacher Man to his small North Carolina town gives new impetus to thirteen-year-old Peter's
struggle to reconcile his own deeply felt religious belief with the beliefs and non-beliefs of his family and friends.
On My Honor, by Marion Bauer
When his best friend drowns while they are both swimming in a treacherous river that they had promised never to go
near, Joel is devastated and terrified at having to tell both sets of parents the terrible consequences of their
Volcano: The Eruption and Healing of Mount St. Helens, by Patricia Lauber
An account of how and why Mount St. Helens erupted in May 1980 and the destruction it caused, and a discussion of
the return of life to that area.
Sarah, Plain and Tall, by Patricia MacLachlan
When their father invites a mail-order bride to come to live with them in their prairie home, Caleb and Anna are
captivated by her and hope that she will stay.
Commodore Perry in the Land of the Shogun, by Robert Blumberg
Details Commodore Matthew Perry's role in opening Japan's closed society to world trade in the 1850s, one of history's
most significant diplomatic achievements.
Dog Song, by Gary Paulsen
A fourteen-year-old Eskimo boy who feels assailed by the modernity of his life takes a 1400-mile journey by dog sled
across ice, tundra, and mountains seeking his own "song" of himself.
The Hero and the Crown, by Robin McKinley
Aerin, with the guidance of the wizard Luthe and the help of the blue sword, wins the birthright due her as the daughter
of the Damarian King and a witchwoman of the mysterious, demon-haunted North.
Like Jake and Me, by Mavis Jukes
Alex feels that he does not have much in common with his stepfather Jake until a fuzzy spider brings them together.
The Moves Make the Man, by Bruce Brooks
A black boy and an emotionally troubled white boy in North Carolina form a precarious friendship.
The One-Eyed Cat, by Paula Fox
An eleven-year-old shoots a stray cat with his new air rifle, subsequently suffers from guilt, and eventually assumes
responsibility for it.
Dear Mr. Henshaw, by Beverly Cleary
In his letters to his favorite author, Leigh reveals his problems in coping with his parents divorce, being the new boy in
school, and generally finding his own place in the world.
The Sign of the Beaver, by Elizabeth Speare
Left alone to guard the family's wilderness home in eighteenth-century Maine, a boy is hard-pressed to survive until
local Indians teach him their skills.
A Solitary Blue, by Cynthia Voigt
Jeff's mother, who deserted the family years before, reenters his life and widens the gap between Jeff and his father, a
gap that only truth, love, and friendship can heal.
Sugaring Time, by Katherine Lasky
Text and photographs show how a family taps the sap from maple trees and processes it into maple syrup.
The Wish Giver: Three Tales of Coven Tree, by Bill Brittain
When a strange little man comes to the Coven Tree Church Social promising he can give people exactly what they ask
for, three young believers-in-magic each make a wish that comes true in the most unexpected way.
Dicey’s Song, by Cynthia Voigt
Sequel to Homecoming. Now that the four abandoned children are settled in with their
grandmother, Dicey must decide what she wants for her siblings and herself.
Graven Images, by Paul Fleischman
A collection of three stories about a child who reads the lips of those who whisper secrets into a statue's ear; a
daydreaming shoemaker's apprentice who must find ways to make the girl he loves notice him; and a stone carver who
creates a statue of a ghost.
Doctor De Soto, by William Steig
Dr. De Soto, a mouse dentist, copes with the toothaches of various animals except those with a taste for mice, until the
day a fox comes to him in great pain.
The Blue Sword, by Robin McKinley
Harry, bored with her sheltered life in the remote orange-growing colony of Daria, discovers magic in herself when she
is kidnapped by a native king with mysterious powers.
Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush, by Virginia Hamilton
Fourteen-year-old Tree, resentful of her working mother who leaves her in charge of a retarded brother, encounters the
ghost of her dead uncle and comes to a deeper understanding of her family's problems.
Homesick: My Own Story, by Jean Fritz
The author's fictionalized version, though all the events are true, of her childhood in China in the 1920's.
A Visit to William Blake’s Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers, by Nancy Willard
A collection of poems describing the curious menagerie of guests who arrive at William Blake’s inn.
Ramona Quimby, Age 8, by Beverly Cleary
With her father returning to college and her mother working full time, Ramona muddles through the hard times at
school and home and proves to be big enough for her family to depend on.
Upon the Head of a Goat: A Childhood in Hungary 1939-1944, by Aranka Siegal
Nine-year-old Piri describes the bewilderment of being a Jewish child during the 1939-1944 German occupation of her
hometown in Hungary and relates the ordeal of trying to survive in the ghetto.
Jacob Have I Loved, by Katherine Paterson
Feeling deprived all her life of schooling, friends, mother, and even her name by her twin sister, Louise finally begins to
find her identity.
The Fledgling, by Jane Langton
Georgie's fondest hope, to be able to fly, is fleetingly fulfilled when she is befriended by a Canada goose.
Ring of Endless Light, by Madeline L’Engle
During the summer her grandfather is dying of leukemia and death seems all around, 15-year-old Vicky finds comfort
with the pod of dolphins with which she has been doing research.
A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl’s Journal, 1830-1832, by Joan W. Blos
The journal of a fourteen-year-old girl, kept the last year she lived on the family farm, records daily events in her small
New Hampshire town, her father’s remarriage, and the death of her best friend.
The Road from Home: The Story of an Armenian Girl, by David Kherdian
Continued from the author's Finding home. A biography of the author's mother concentrating on her childhood in
Turkey before the Turkish government deported its Armenian population.
The Westing Game, by Ellen Raskin
The mysterious death of an eccentric millionaire brings together an unlikely assortment of heirs who must uncover the
circumstances of his death before they can claim their inheritance.
The Great Gilly Hopkins, by Katherine Paterson
An eleven-year-old foster child tries to cope with her longings and fears as she schemes against everyone who tries to be
Bridge to Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson
The life of a ten-year-old boy in rural Virginia expands when he becomes friends with a newcomer who subsequently
meets an untimely death trying to reach their hideaway, Terabithia, during a storm.
Ramona and Her Father, by Beverly Cleary
The family routine is upset during Ramona's year in second grade when her father unexpectedly loses his job.
Anpao: An American Indian Odyssey, by Jamake Highwater
Traraditional tales from North American Indian tribes woven into one story that relates the adventures of one boy as he
grows to manhood.
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, by Mildred D. Taylor
A black family in the South during the 1930s are faced with prejudice and discrimination which their children don’t
Abel’s Island, by William Steig
Castaway on an uninhabited island, Abel, a very civilized mouse, finds his resourcefulness and endurance tested to the
limit as he struggles to survive and return to his home.
A String in the Harp, by Nancy Bond
Relates what happens to three American children, unwillingly transplanted to Wales for one year, when one of them
finds an ancient harp-tuning key that takes him back to the time of the great sixth-century bard Taliesin.
The Grey King, by Susan Cooper
In this fourth book of The Dark is Rising sequence, Will Stanton, visiting in Wales, is swept into a desperate quest to
find the golden harp and to awaken the ancient sleepers.
The Hundred Penny Box, by Sharon Bell Mathis
Michael's love for his great-great-aunt who lives with them leads him to intercede with his mother, who wants to toss
out all her old things.
Dragonwings, by Laurence Yep
In the early twentieth century a young Chinese boy joins his father in San Francisco and helps him realize his dream of
making a flying machine.
M. C. Higgins, the Great, by Virginia Hamilton
As a slag heap, the result of strip mining, creeps closer to his house in the Ohio hills, fifteen-year-old M.C. is torn
between trying to get his family away and fighting for the home they love.
Figgs & Phantoms, by Ellen Raskin
Chronicles the adventures of the unusual Figg family after they left show business and settled in the town of Pineapple.
My Brother Sam is Dead, by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier
Recounts the tragedy that strikes the Meeker family during the Revolution when one son joins the rebel forces while the
rest of the family tries to stay neutral in a Tory town.
The Perilous Gard, by Elizabeth Marie Pope
In 1558 while imprisoned in a remote castle, a young girl becomes involved in a series of events that leads to an
underground labyrinth peopled by the last practitioners of druidic magic.
Philip Hall Likes Me, I Reckon Maybe, by Bette Greene
Eleven-year-old Beth thinks that Philip Hall likes her, but their on-again, off-again relationship sometimes makes her
The Slave Dancer, by Paula Fox
Kidnapped by the crew of an Africa-bound ship, a thirteen-year-old boy discovers to his horror that he is on a slaver
and his job is to play music for the exercise periods of the human cargo.
The Dark is Rising, by Susan Cooper
On his eleventh birthday Will Stanton discovers that he is the last of the Old Ones, destined to seek the six magical
Signs that will enable the Old Ones to triumph over the evil forces of the Dark.
Julie of the Wolves, by Jean Craighead George
Escaping from an unwanted marriage, a thirteen-year-old Eskimo girl gets lost on the Alaskan tundra and is befriended
by a wolf pack.
Frog and Toad Together, by Arnold Lobel
Five further adventures of two best friends as they share cookies, plant a garden, and test their bravery.
The Upstairs Room, by Johanna Reiss
A Dutch Jewish girl describes the two-and-one-half years she spent in hiding in the upstairs bedroom of a farmer's
house during World War II.
The Witches of Worm, by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
A lonely twelve-year-old is convinced that the cat she finds is possessed by a witch and is responsible for her own
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, by Robert C. O’Brien
Having no one to help her with her problems, a widowed mouse visits the rats whose former imprisonment in a
laboratory made them wise and long lived.
Annie and the Old One, by Miska Miles
A Navajo girl unravels a day's weaving on a rug whose completion, she believes, will mean the death of her
The Headless Cupid, by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
Life is never quite the same again for eleven-year-old David after the arrival of his new stepsister, a student of the
Incident at Hawk’s Hill, by Allan W. Eckert
A shy, lonely six-year-old wanders into the Canadian prairie and spends a summer under the protection of a badger.
The Planet of Junior Brown, by Virginia Hamilton
Already a leader in New York's underground world of homeless children, Buddy Clark takes on the responsibility of
protecting the overweight, emotionally disturbed friend with whom he has been playing hooky from eighth grade all
The Tombs of Atuan, by Ursula K. LeGuin
Arha's isolated existence as high priestess in the tombs of Atuan is jarred by a thief who seeks a special treasure.
The Summer of the Swans, by Betsy Byars
A teenage girl gains new insight into herself and her family when her mentally retarded brother gets lost.
Kneeknock Rise, by Natalie Babbitt
A young boy named Egan sets out to prove that the strange sounds coming from the top of the Mammoth Mountains
near his aunt and uncle's home--which the villagers believe are the cries of a mysterious monster--have a reasonable
Enchantress from the Stars, by Sylvia Louise Engdahl
Three civilizations from different planets in widely varying stages of development clash in what could be either a
mutually disastrous or beneficial encounter.
Sing Down the Moon, by Scott O’Dell
A young Navajo girl recounts the events of 1864 when her tribe was forced to march to Fort Sumner as prisoners of the
Sounder, by William H. Armstrong
A young Negro boy learns the pain of humiliation and anger when his father is given an unjust jail sentence for stealing
a ham from a white man. Learning to read and to discover that things do not die, but become part of other things,
brings the youngster new hope.
Our Eddie, by Sulamith Ish-Kishor
Teenaged Eddie tries to make up to his family for his father's lack of warmth and financial support, but seems doomed
to tragedy at every turn.
The Many Ways of Seeing: An Introduction to the Pleasures of Art, by Janet Gaylord Moore
Journey Outside, by Mary Q. Steele
The Raft People live in darkness and travel a circular journey on an underground river. One boy finds his way outside
and tries to learn as much as possible so he can ultimately lead his people to the Better Place.
The High King, by Lloyd Alexander
In this fifth and final chronicle of Prydain, the forces of good and evil meet in ultimate confrontation.
To Be a Slave, by Julius Lester
A compilation, selected from various sources and arranged chronologically, of the reminiscences of slaves and ex-slaves
about their experiences from the leaving of Africa through the Civil War and into the early twentieth century.
When Shlemiel Went to Warsaw and Other Stories, by Isaac Bashevis Singer
From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, by E. L. Konigsburg
Two suburban children run away from their Connecticut home and go to New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art,
where their ingenuity enables them to live in luxury.
Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth, by E. L. Konigsburg
The Black Pearl, by Scott O’Dell
The Fearsome Inn, by Isaac Bashevis Singer
The Egypt Game, by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
Up a Road Slowly, by Irene Hunt
A seven-year-old orphan goes to live with her aunt, where she learns new values as she grows to young womanhood.
The King’s Fifth, by Scott O’Dell
Zlateh the Goat and Other Stories, by Isaac Bashevis Singer
The Jazz Man, by Mary Hays Weik
I, Juan de Pareja, by Elizabeth Borton de Trevino
Juan de Pareja, a slave, and his master, Velazquez, the 17th century Spanish court painter, developed a relationship of
friendship and equality.
The Black Cauldron, by Lloyd Alexander
The Animal Family, by Randall Jarrell
The Noonday Friends, by Mary Stolz
Shadow of a Bull, by Maia Wojciechowska
Manolo Olivar has to make a decision to follow in his famous father’s shadow and become a bullfighter or to follow his
heart and become a doctor.
Across Five Aprils, by Irene Hunt
Young Jethro Creighton grows from a boy to a man when he is left to take care of the family farm in Illinois during the
difficult years of the Civil War.
It’s Like This, Cat, by Emily Cheney Neville
A quietly humorous story of one kind of contemporary New York City boyhood, a fourteen year-old
and his family, his friends, and a stray tomcat.
Rascal: A Memoir of a Better Era, by Sterling North
The Loner, by Ester Wier
A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle
Three extraterrestrial beings take Meg and her friends to another world.
Thistle and Thyme: Tales and Legends from Scotland, by Sorche Nic Leodhas
Men of Athens, by Olivia Coolidge
The Bronze Bow, by Elizabeth George Speare
A young boy seeks revenge against the Romans for killing his parents, but is turned away from vengeance by Jesus.
Frontier Living, by Edwin Tunis
The Golden Goblet, by Eloise Jarvis McGraw
Belling the Tiger, by Mary Stolz
Island of the Blue Dolphins, by Scott O’Dell
Records the courage and self-reliance of an Indian girl who lived alone for eighteen years on an isolated island off the
California coast when her tribe emigrated and she was left behind.
America Moves Forward: A History for Peter, by Gerald W. Johnson
Old Ramon, by Jack Schaefer
The Cricket in Times Square, by George Seldon
Onion John, by Joseph Krumgold
Andy and old Onion John are good friends. Then Andy’s father tries to change Onion John’s way of life and the
My Side of the Mountain, by Jean Craighead George
America is Born: A History for Peter, by Gerald W. Johnson
The Gammage Cup, by Carol Kendall
The Witch of Blackbird Pond, by Elizabeth George Speare
A young girl’s rebellion against bigotry culminates in a terrifying witch hunt and trial.
The Family Under the Bridge, by Natalie Savage Carlson
Along Came a Dog, by Meindert Dejong
Chucaro: Wild Pony of the Pampa, by Francis Kalnay
The Perilous Road, by William O. Steele
Rifles for Watie, by Harold Keith
The struggles and hardships faced by Jeff Bussey on his escape route during the Civil War.
The Horsecatcher, by Mari Sandoz
Gone-Away Lake, by Elizabeth Enright
The Great Wheel, by Robert Lawson
Tom Paine, Freedom’s Apostle, by Leo Gurko
Miracles on Maple Hill, by Virginia Sorenson
Ten-year-old Marly and her family move from the city to Grandmother’s old Pennsylvania farmhouse, hoping that the
outdoor life will restore Father’s health.
Old Yeller, by Fred Gipson
The House of Sixty Fathers, by Meindert Dejong
Mr. Justice Holmes, by Lara Ingram Judson
The Corn Grows Ripe, by Dorothy Rhoads
Black Fox of Lorne, by Marguerite de Angeli
Carry On, Mr. Bowditch, by Jean Lee Latham
A fictionalized biography of the mathematician and astronomer who realized his childhood desire to become a ship’s
captain and authored The American Practical Navigator.
The Secret River, by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
The Golden Name Day, by Jennie Lindquist
Men, Microscopes, and Living Things, by Katherine Shippen
The Wheel on the School, by Meindert Dejong
The residents of a small town in Holland try to bring storks to nest in their village.
Courage of Sarah Noble, by Alice Dalgliesh
Banner in the Sky, by James Ullman
. . . And Now Miguel, by Joseph Krumgold
Miguel lives with his family on a sheep ranch in New Mexico. More than anything else, he longs to go with the men to
the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.
All Alone, by Claire Huchet Bishop
Shadrach, by Meindert Dejong
Hurry Home, Candy, by Meindert Dejong
Theodore Roosevelt, Fighting Patriot, by Clara Ingram Judson
Magic Maize, by Mary and Conrad Buff
Secret of the Andes, by Ann Nolan Clark
An Indian boy who tends llamas in a hidden valley in Peru learns the secrets and traditions of his Inca ancestors.
Charlotte’s Web, by E. B. White
Moccasin Trail, by Eloise Jarvis McGraw
Red Sails to Capri, by Ann Weil
The Bears on Hemlock Mountain, by Alice Dalgliesh
Birthdays of Freedom, Vol. 1, by Genevieve Foster
Ginger Pye, by Eleanor Estes
The Pye family is happy until a man with a mustard-colored hat appears and Ginger, their dog, disappears.
Americans Before Columbus, by Elizabeth Baity
Minn of the Mississippi, by Holling C. Holling
The Defender, by Nicholas Kalashnikoff
The Light at Tern Rock, by Julia Sauer
The Apple and the Arrow, by Mary and Conrad Buff
Amos Fortune, Free Man, by Elizabeth Yates
A biography of Amos Fortune, born the son of an African king, but captured at 15 and sold as a slave in Massachusetts.
He purchased his freedom when he was 60 and became a respected citizen.
Better Known as Johnny Appleseed, by Mabel Leigh Hunt
Gandhi, Fighter Without a Sword, by Jeanette Eaton
Abraham Lincoln, Friend of the People, by Clara Ingram Judson
The Story of Appleby Capple, by Anne Parrish
The Door in the Wall, by Marguerite de Angeli
The crippled son of a great lord in 14th century England must overcome his disabilities in order to serve his king.
Tree of Freedom, by Rebecca Caudill
The Blue Cat of Castle Town, by Catherine Coblentz
Kildee House, by Rutherford Montgomery
George Washington, by Genevieve Foster
Song of the Pines: A Story of Norwegian Lumbering in Wisconsin, by Walter and Marion Havighurst
King of the Wind, by Marguerite Henry
Traces the abuses and triumphs of the Arabian stallion who became a bounding sire of the thoroughbred breed, and of
the mute Arabian boy who tended him as long as he lived.
Seabird, by Holling C. Holling
Daughter of the Mountain, by Louise Rankin
My Father’s Dragon, by Ruth S. Gannett
Story of the Negro, by Arna Bontemps
The Twenty-One Balloons, by William Pene du Bois
Three weeks after leaving San Francisco in a balloon to fly across the Pacific, Professor Shermanis picked up in the
Atlantic clinging to wreckage.
Pancakes—Paris, by Claire Huchet Bishop
Li Lun, Lad of Courage, by Carolyn Treffinger
The Quaint and Curious Quest of Johnny Longfoot, by Catherine Besterman
The Cow-Tail Switch, and Other West African Stories, by Harold Courlander
Misty of Chincoteague, by Marguerite Henry
Miss Hickory, by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
Miss Hickory, a country woman whose body is an applewood twig and whose head is a hickory nut, survives a New
Hampshire winter in the company of Crow, Bullfrog, Groundhog and others. Wonderful Year, by Nancy Barnes
Big Tree, by Mary and Conrad Buff
Wonderful Year, by Nancy Barnes
The Heavenly Tenants, by William Maxwell
The Avion My Uncle Flew, by Cyrus Fisher
The Hidden Treasure of Glaston, by Eleanor Jewett
Strawberry Girl, by Lois Lenski
Birdie Boyer and her hard working family raise strawberries in Florida, but have to face the dislike of their neighbors.
Justin Morgan Had a Horse, by Marguerite Henry
The Moved-Outers, by Florence Crannell Means
Bhimsa, the Dancing Bear, by Christine Weston
New Found World, by Katherine Shippen
Rabbit Hill, by Robert Lawson
New folks are coming to live in the Big House and the animals of Rabbit Hill wonder if they will plant a garden and thus
be good providers.
The Hundred Dresses, by Eleanor Estes
The Silver Pencil, by Alice Dalgliesh
Abraham Lincoln’s World, by Genevieve Foster
Lone Journey: The Life of Roger Williams, by Jeanetter Eaton
Johnny Tremain, by Esther Forbes
The Revolutionary War with its famous Boston Tea Party is described in this historical novel of the revolt in Boston.
These Happy Golden Years, by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Fog Magic, by Julia Sauer
Rufus M., by Eleanor Estes
Mountain Born, by Elizabeth Yates
Adam of the Road, by Elizabeth Janet Gray
The adventures of an eleven-year-old boy in 13th century England as he searches for his father and his dog.
The Middle Moffat, by Eleanor Estes
Have You Seen Tom Thumb?, by Mabel Leigh Hunt
The Matchlock Gun, by Walter Edmonds
When ten-year-old Edward was left in the cabin to protect his family, he was able to place the heavy gun on the table
and point it out the window when the Indians attacked.
Little Town on the Prairie, by Laura Ingalls Wilder
George Washington’s World, by Genevieve Foster
Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison, by Lois Lenski
Down Ryton Water, by Eva Roe Gaggin
Call it Courage, by Armstrong Perry
Although he is afraid of the sea, the son of a chief of Polynesians who worship courage sets forth alone in his canoe to
conquer his fear.
Blue Willow, by Doris Gates
Young Mac of Fort Vancouver by Mary Jane Carr
The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Nansen by Anna Gertrude Hall
Daniel Boone, by James H. Daugherty
Daniel Boone not only describes the life and adventures of the early explorer, but also presents an accurate account in
both words and pictures of American pioneer life and the journey westward.
The Singing Tree by Kate Seredy
Runner of the Mountain Tops: The Life of Louis Agassiz, by Mabel Robinson
By the Shores of Silver Lake, by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Boy with a Pack, by Stephen W. Meader
Thimble Summer, by Elizabeth Enright
A few hours after Garnet Linden found a silver thimble in the dried-up river bed, the rains came to end the long drought
on the Wisconsin farm.
Nino, by Valenti Angelo
Mr. Popper’s Penguins, by Richard and Florence Atwater
Hello the Boat!, by Phyllis Crawford
Leader by Destiny: George Washington, Man and Patriot , by Jeanette Eaton
Penn, by Elizabeth Janet Gray
The White Stag, by Kate Seredy
Retells the legendary story of the Huns’ and Magyars’ long migration from Asia to Europe,
where they hope to find a permanent home.
Pecos Bill, by James Cloyd Bowman
Bright Island, by Mabel Robinson
On the Banks of Plum Creek, by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Roller Skates, by Ruth Sawyer
For one glorious year, Lucinda Wyman was given the opportunity to explore New York City on roller skates. She meets
Patrick Gilligan, a hansom cab driver, policeman M’Gonegal, Vittore Cippicco, the fruit vendor and makes friends with
Phoebe Fairchild: Her Book, by Lois Lensky
Whistler’s Van, by Idwal Jones
Golden Basket , by Ludwig Bemelmans
Winterbound, by Margery Bianco
Audubon, by Constance Rourke
The Codfish Musket, by Agnes Hewes
Caddie Woodlawn, by Carol Ryrie Brink
The adventures of an eleven-year-old tomboy growing up on the Wisconsin frontier in the mid-nineteenth century.
Honk, the Moose, by Phil Stong
The Good Master, by Kate Seredy
Young Walter Scott, by Elizabeth Janet Gray
All Sail Set: A Romance of the Flying Cloud, by Armstrong Sperry
Dobry, by Monica Shannon
Dobry, a Bulgarian peasant boy, is helped by his artist grandfather to attain his ambition to
leave his village and study art.
Pageant of Chinese History , by Elizabeth Seeger
Davy Crockett ,by Constance Rourke
Day on Skates: The Story of a Dutch, by Hilda Van Stockum
Invincible Louisa: The Story of the Author Little Women, by Cornelia Meigs
The life of Louisa May Alcott, best known as the author of Little Women and Little Men is chronicled from her
childhood with her unconventional parents, through her experience as a civil war nurse and finally to her acceptance as
an accomplished author.
The Forgotten Daughter, by Caroline Snedeker
Swords of Steel, by Elsie Singmaster
ABC Bunny, by Wanda Gag
Winged Girl of Knossos, by Erik Berry
New Land, by Sarah Schmidt
Big Tree of Bunlahy: Stories of My Own Countryside, by Padraic Colum
Glory of the Seas, by Agnes Hewes
Apprentice of Florence, by Ann Kyle
Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze, by Elizabeth Foreman Lewis
The adventures of a young coppersmith’s apprentice in China
Swift Rivers, by Cornelia Meigs
The Railroad to Freedom: A Story of the Civil War, by Hildegarde Swift
Children of the Soil: A Story of Scaninavia, by Nora Burglon
Waterless Mountain, by Laura Adams Armer
A young Navaho boy undergoes eight years of training in the ancient beliefs of his people in order to become a Medicine
The Fairy Circus, by Dorothy P. Lathrop
Calico Bush ,by Rachel Field
Boy of the South Seas, by Eunice Tietjens
Out of the Flame, by Eloise Lownsbery
Jane’s Island, by Marjorie Allee
Truce of the Wolf and Other Tales of Old Italy, by Mary Gould Davis
The Cat Who Went to Heaven, by Elizabeth Coatsworth
The cat “Good Fortune” watches the Japanese artist as he paints the animals going one by one to do homage to the
Buddha. At long last, a miracle brings the cat into the picture.
Floating Island, by Anne Parrish
The Dark Star of Itza: The Story of A Pagan Princess, by Alida Malkus
Queer Person, by Ralph Hubbard
Mountains are Free, by Julia Davis Adams
Spice and the Devil’s Cave, by Agnes Hewes
Meggy MacIntosh, by Elizabeth Janet Gray
Garram the Hunter: A boy of the Hill Tribes, by Herbert Best
Ood-Le-Uk the Wanderer, by Alice Lide and Margaret Johansen
Hitty, Her First Hundred Years, by Rachel Field
Hitty, a doll carved from mountain ash in the nineteenth century, has many adventures as she
travels around the world with different owners.
Daughter of the Seine: The Life of Madame Roland, by Jeanette Eaton
Pran of Albania, by Elizabeth Miller
Jumping-Off Place, by Marian Hurd McNeely
Tangle-Coated Horse and Other Tales, by Ella Young
Vaino, by Julia Davis Adams
Little Blacknose, by Hildegarde Swift
The Trumpeter of Krakow, by Eric Philbrook Kelly
The commemoration of an act of bravery and self-sacrifice in ancient Poland saves the lives of a family two centuries
Pigtail of Ah Lee Ben Loo by John Bennett
Millions of Cats by Wanda Gag
The Boy Who Was by Grace Hallock
Clearing Weather by Cornelia Meigs
Runaway Papoose by Grace Moon
Tod of the Fens by Elinor Whitney
Gay Neck, the Story of a Pigeon, by Dhan Gopal Mukerji
Gay Neck, a brave carrier pigeon, and his master, a Hindu boy, help the Allies during World War I.
The Wonder Smith and His Son, by Ella Young
Downright Dencey, by Caroline Snedeker
Smoky, The Cowhorse, by Will James
Smoky’s life on the range, as a cowpony in a rodeo, and as a cart hose are vividly described in both words and pictures
by Will James, author and rodeo writer.
Shen of the Sea, by Authur Bowie Chrisman
Sixteen short stories about Chinese life.
Voyagers: Being Legends and Romances of Atlantic Discovery, by Padraic Colum
Tales from Silver Lands, by Charles Joseph Finger
A collection of nineteen tales from the Indians of various South American countries.
Nicholas: A Manhattan Christmas Story, by Anne Carroll Moore
Dream Coach, by Anne Parrish
The Dark Frigate, by Charles Boardman Hawes
A young man dares not return to England after his ship is taken over by pirates and he becomes a member of their crew.
The Voyages of Dr. Dolittle, by Hugh Lofting
Dr. Dolittle and his assistant, 10 year old Tommy Stubbins, travel to Spidermonkey Island in search of Long Arrow, the
famous Indian naturalist.
The Story of Mankind, by Hendrik Willem van Loon
Chronicles the history of man and civilization from primitive beginnings to the current day.
The Great Quest, by Charles Hawes
Cedric the Forester, by Bernard Marshall
The Old Tobacco Shop: A True Account of What Befell a Little Boy in Search of Adventure, by William
The Golden Fleece and the Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles, by Padraic Colum
The Windy Hill, By Cornelia Meigs