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A Dangerous Promise Nixon, Joan Lowery 1994 In this fifth book in the Orphan Train Adventures, the oldest son goes to fight in the Civil War as a drummer boy. However, he finds out far more than…
A Family Apart Nixon, Joan Lowery 1987 A family of six children is sent west on an "Orphan Train". Although the children have escaped poverty and in the case of the oldest brother arrest, they face an…
A Place to Belong Nixon, Joan Lowery 1988 After being sent west on an "orphan train", a brother and sister face mystery, conflict, sadness, and joy in their new home. The fourth book in the Orphan Train Adventures.
All Creatures Great and Small Herriot, James 1972 Originally published in Great Britain as If Only They Could Talk (1970) and It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet (1972). This is the first book in the James Herriot series.…
All the Children Were Sent Away Garrigue, Sheila 1976 Eight-year-old Sara Warren, a British girl, is being evacuated from England to Canada during World War II. Because the friend that she is travelling with does not approve of the…
All Things Bright and Beautiful Herriot, James 1974 Originally published in Great Brittan as Let Sleeping Vets Lie (1973) and Vet in Harness (1974). This is the second book in the James Herriot series. This book continues the…
All Things Wise and Wonderful Herriot, James 1977 Originally published in Great Brittan as Vets Might Fly (1976) and Vet in a Spin (1977). The third in the James Herriot series. This book is mainly his recollections of…
All-of-a-Kind Family Taylor, Sydney 1951 Five Jewish girls live in the East Side of New York City in the days prior to WWI. They happily go about their adventures, from going shopping with their mother…
All-of-a-Kind Family Downtown Taylor, Sydney 1988 In this second book in the series, the family continues their adventures on New York's East Side. Ella plays the part of the court jester in a Purim play, Sara…
All-of-a-Kind Family Uptown Taylor, Sydney 1958 All-of-a-Kind Family has moved uptown, and, with WWI on the way, changes are brewing. Ella finds a boyfriend, Mama goes to the hospital, and the family finds their traditions all…
Around the World in 80 Days Vern, Jules 1873 Philieas Fog has taken a bet that he can travel around the world in less than 80 days. So, he and his personal valet set out, encountering incredible adventures, from…
Arthur and the Great Detective Coren, Alan 1979 Arthur the boy detective is back, this time crossing the Atlantic Ocean with the famed detective Sherlock Holmes. The two great minds must work together to solve a series of…
Arthur’s Last Stand Coren, Alan 1979 In another hilarious adventure, Arthur the boy detective is called upon to help defend an army's fort—a task that looks hopeless.
Bound for Oregon Van Leeuwen, Jean 1994 A girl and her family travels west to Oregon, fighting hunger, Indians, sickness, and loss along the way. Based on a true story, the author weaves a story of love…
Buffalo Arthur Coren, Alan 1978 This time, Arthur, a boy detective, takes on cattle rustlers, in response to a newspaper advertisement.
By the Shores of Silver Lake Wilder, Laura Ingalls 1939 In this fifth book in the "Little House" books, Laura begins to take on more responsibilities, especially as Mary has become blind from scarlet fever and the family moves west…
Cabin on Trouble Creek Van Leeuwen, Jean 2004 Daniel and his brother Will and their Pa have built a cabin along Trouble Creek in unsettled Ohio. Now Pa has left Daniel and Will, ages 11 and 9, for…
Caddie Woodlawn Brink, Carol 1935 Caddie Woodlawn is historical fiction, based on the experiences of the author's grandmother growing up in the woods of Wisconsin. Caddie and her brothers run into many adventures—and sometimes into…
Carry on, Mr. Bowditch Latham, Jean Lee 1955 In this intriguing biography, Jean Lee Latham weaves the story of Nathanial Bowditch, from his childhood as an indentured servant, to the victory of publishing The Practical Navigator, a "book-sailing"…
Cathedral: the story of its construction Macaulay, David 1973 David Macaulay, author of The Way Things Work, tells the story of the building of a cathedral in France in story and excellent illustrations. The book covers several centuries, as…
Caught in the Act Nixon, Joan Lowery 1988 The second book in the Orphan Train Adventures. One of the boys is sent to live with a mysterious family. Although part of the series, I do not recommend this…
Circle of Love Nixon, Joan Lowery 1997 A young woman, who once was sent west on an "orphan train", decides to travel east again and take another group of orphans west. Along the way she is faced…
City; a story of Roman planning and construction Macaulay, David 1974 “City; a story of Roman planning and construction” is the story of the construction of the city of Rome, as told by David Macaulay, author of The Way Things Work.…
Fair Wind to Virginia Meigs, Cornelia 1955 The year is 1773 and Hal and Peggy Morrow are being whisked from their homeland in England to Virginia, a land they have only heard stories about. Their father has…
Farmer Boy Wilder, Laura Ingalls 1933 Farmer Boy is the second book in the "Little House" series. In it, Almanzo Wilder, Laura's future husband, grows and learns on his family's farm in upstate New York. It…
Hattie Big Sky Larson, Kirby 2006 In 1918, 16-year-old Hattie Brooks suddenly finds herself in the possession of her late uncle's homestead in Montana. After being shuttled from one relative to another all of her life,…
Imprisoned in the Golden City Jackson, Dave and Neta 1993 A semi-fictional account of two young Burmese girls who, because of their mentally insane mother, and their Christian father who is receiving threats from Buddhist relatives must go and live…
In the Face of Danger Nixon, Joan Lowery 1988 After being sent west on an "orphan train", a girl is faced with many dangers out on the prairie. The third book in the Orphan Train Adventures
Journey Cake McMeekin, Isabella McLennan 1942 An old African American woman is given the responsibility of leading six children across the frontier of North Carolina to meet their father in Kentucky. A story of the frontier,…
Keeping Secrets Nixon, Joan Lowery 1995 A refugee woman, driven away from her home by the Civil War, comes to town, and comes to live with a young girl, who once came west on an "orphan…
Little House in the Big Woods Wilder, Laura Ingalls 1932 The first book in the "Little House" series, this story tells of Mary, Laura, Carrie, Ma, and Pa's life in the Big Woods of Wisconsin. Laura goes to town for…
Little House on the Prairie Wilder, Laura Ingalls 1935 Again we visit Laura, Mary, Carrie, Ma and Pa in this third book in the "Little House" series. The family moves west from Wisconsin to the Indian lands of Kansas.…
Little Town on the Prairie Wilder, Laura Ingalls 1941 The seventh book in the "Little House" series takes the Ingalls family back out to the prairie, and then back to town for the next winter. Laura studies hard to…
M or N? Christie, Agatha 1941 Old and grown up now, Tommy and Tuppence are thrilled to be in the investigating scene again during WWII, this time tracking Nazi sympathizing spies. The third book in the…
Magical Melons Brink, Carol 1939 A continuation of Caddie Woodlawn, this book tells of the further adventures of Caddie and her brothers and sisters as they grow and mature, and face the realities of their…
Mascot of the Melroy Robertson, Keith 1953 The adventures of a sailor and his dog sailing together on a destroyer during WWII.
More All-of-a-Kind Family Taylor, Sydney 1954 The children in All-of-a-Kind Family are growing and changing in this third book in the series. The girls put on a May-day parade and go to the sea side, as…
Old Town in the Green Groves: The Lost Little House Years Rylant, Cynthia 2002 In Old Town in the Green Groves, Cynthia Rylant writes about the years that Laura Ingalls Wilder left out of her stories (the years between the books On the Banks…
On the Banks of Plum Creek Wilder, Laura Ingalls 1937 After the family is sent away from their house on the Indian lands, the Ingalls move to Plum Creek, where Laura goes to school for the first time, attends a…
Pyramid Macaulay, David 1975 The story of the great pyramid in Egypt, as drawn and told by David Macaulay.
Railroad Arthur Coren, Alan 1978 A young boy detective brilliantly delivers a Midwestern town from its train-robbery woes in this hilarious saga.
Rilla of Ingleside Montgomery, Lucy Maud 1921 Rilla, Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blyth's youngest daughter, is growing up in the realities of the home front during WWI. Besides founding a junior red cross society to send items…
Rufus M Estes, Eleanor 1943 Rufus's is the youngest child in the Moffat family. Using ingenuity and imagination, he keeps his older siblings' lives from ever being dull. Book 3 about the Moffats.
Sarah Plain and Tall MacLachlan, Patricia 1985 Anna and Caleb have had no mother since she died after Caleb was born. They are dubious about a new mail order Mother, Sarah, from Maine, but when she comes…
Skippack School De Angeli, Marguerite 1939 Eli Shrawder, a mischievous 18th century boy, tries to adjust to his new life in Pennsylvania and especially to his new schoolteacher.
Take me Back to the Beginning DK Publishing 2008 Take me Back to the Beginning chronicles events and people in world history from the stone age to modern times. Using a variety of creative mediums – King Louis XIV…
The Borrowed House van Stockum, Hilda 1975 Janna, a young German girl, is a zealous member of the Hitler Youth movement during WW2. When her family is relocated to occupied Holland she is delighted by the elegant…
The Courage of Sarah Noble Dalgliesh, Alice 1954 Young Sarah Noble travels with her father to the frontier. While her father goes back to bring the rest of the family, she must stay with the Indians who inhabit…
The Covered Bridge Meigs, Cornelia 1936 A young girl goes to live in New England, and experiences the hardy life of a New Englander not long after the Revolutionary War.
The Door in the Wall De Angeli, Marguerite 1950 Robin is the son of a knight, destined to become a knight until he becomes lame in both legs. He finds help and encouragement in a community of monks during…
The English Air Stevenson, D.E. 1940 Franz von Heidon comes to England as the son of a Nazi German to visit his mother’s English relatives—and find out what the British think about Germany for the Nazi…
The First Four Years Wilder, Laura Ingalls 1971 The ninth and final book in the "Little House" series tells of the first four years of Laura and Almanzo's marriage, the birth of their daughter, and their struggle to…
The Good Master Seredy, Kate 1935 Humor reigns when Kate comes to live on her Uncle's farm; she is spoiled and uncontrollable. The assimilation of her relatives' into her heart and their reception of her, wrinkles-and-all,…
The Hawk that Dare Not Hunt By Day O'Dell, Scott 1975 Tom Barton and his uncle own a smuggling ship. When Tom meets William Tyndale, who is translating the Bible into English, they make a deal to transport Tyndale's Bibles. Problem…
The King’s Fifth O'Dell, Scott 1966 This book is set in 1541 and describes the adventures of a cartographer for an expedition led by Mendoza who is in search of the Seven Golden Cities.
The Lone Arthur Coren, Alan 1978 A young boy detective travels out west to help the owners of a restaurant who are plagued by thieves.
The Long Winter Wilder, Laura Ingalls 1940 The Ingalls family is settled on a claim in Dakota Territory, but a terrible winter settles in, cutting off the entire town from food and supplies. This is a story…
The Middle Moffat Estes, Eleanor 1942 Being in the middle is a lot harder than it looks, but Jane Moffat pulls it off in this second book about the Moffat family. This book chronicles her musings…
The Minstrel in the Tower Skurzynski, Gloria 1988 Taking place in the 1100s, after their father has not returned from the Crusades, eleven-year-old Roger and his eight-year-old sister Alice must travel through the French countryside in search of…
The Moffat Museum Estes, Eleanor 1983 Joe, Jane, and Rufus Moffat start the first museum in their town of Cranberry, placing old toys and children's artwork on display to preserve their memories as time is changing…
The Moffats Estes, Eleanor 1941 The adventures of four children and their widowed mother prior to WW1. Between their house being sold, scarlet fever, and dancing with a dog, the Moffat children keep busy in…
The Singing Tree Seredy, Kate 1939 A Sequel to The Good Master, Kate and the relatives she lives with must cope with the hardships of WWI in Hungary. It is historical fiction from the from the…
The Winged Watchman van Stockum, Hilda 1962 A young Dutch boy finds he can help in resistance efforts against the Nazis, although this will lead him through danger and adventure. Based on letters from the author's relatives,…
These Happy Golden Years Wilder, Laura Ingalls 1943 The eighth book in the “Little House” series dawns with Laura teaching school twelve miles from home in the dead of winter. She also continues her own schooling. The book…
This Boy Cody and His Friends Wilson, Leon 1952 Cody is an energetic, optimistic young boy who lives in rural Kentucky. After seeing a neighbor's fiddle, he decides to make his own, in hopes that he will win the…
Twenty and Ten Bishop, Claire Huchet 1952 Twenty French children find themselves hiding ten Jewish children in their boarding school in the mountains of France. Then their teacher is arrested and they are faced with Nazi soldiers…
When the Siren Wailed Streatfield, Noel 1974 Three young siblings from London are sent out to the country during the air raids of WW2. Wartime Britain is vividly portrayed as the children are dislodged again and return…
Wind in the Chimney Meigs, Cornelia 1934 A family moves into an abandoned house in colonial America, only to find that the only way that they will be able to stay in the house is to make…