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A vibrant new voice . . . a modern classic. For generations, the Beaumont family has harbored a magical secret. They each possess a "savvy", a special supernatural power that strikes when they turn thirteen.
It is 1896. Cuba has fought three wars for independence and still is not free. People have been rounded up in re-concentration camps with too little food and too much illness. Rosa is a nurse, but she dares not go to the camps.
A pregnant abandoned cat befriends a chained up old hound dog. Together these unusual friends try to protect each other from the cruelty of nature and humans.
Portraits of people, all 10 to 15 years old, who live in or near a 13th-century English manor. Their collective voices tell what it took to survive in the Middle Ages.
11-year-old Elijah is the first child born into freedom in Buxton, Canada, a settlement of runaway slaves just over the border from Detroit.
When a new, white student nicknamed "Jesus Boy" joins her 6th grade class in the winter of 1971, Frannie's growing friendship with him makes her start to see some things in a new light.
Gary D. Schmidt was awarded a Newbery Honor in 2008 for The Wednesday Wars, the story of seventh grader Holling Hoodhood from suburban Long Island in 1967 who is stuck spending his Wednesday afternoons with his teacher Mrs. Baker...
Fearing that her legal guardian plans to return to France, ten-year-old aspiring scientist Lucky determines to run away while also continuing to seek Power that will bring stability to her life.
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.
"After inheriting her uncle's homesteading claim in Montana, sixteen-year-old orphan Hattie Brooks travels from Iowa in 1917. ..."
12-year-old Catherine has spent years trying to teach her autistic brother, David, the rules. But when she meets Jason and Kristi over the summer, it is her own behavior that turns everything upside down. A Newbery Honor Book.
Debbie is wishing something would happen. Something good. To her. Soon.
This is the story of Bernie's barn, of Bernie's grandson, Ben, who struggles with dyslexia, and of the exotic tale the cat, Whittington, tells as balm for Ben after his grueling lessons. A Newbery Honor Book.
This book is about the generation of young people who devoted their energy and passion to the Hitler Youth organization and left an indelible mark on world history.
Word comes that Miri's village is the home of the future princess. All eligible girls must attend a makeshift academy to prepare for royal life. But when danger approaches, Miri must find a way to save her village. A Newbery Honor Book.
Soonie's family makes SHOW WAYS, quilts with secret meanings that are maps to freedoms. Her family tells stories of bravery that inspire courage. There is a road to a better place.
kira-kira (kee' ra kee' ra): glittering; shining Glittering. That's how Katie Takeshima's sister, Lynn, makes everything seem. The sky is kira-kira because its color is deep but see-through at the same time. The sea is kira-kira for the same reason.
A twelve-year-old boy named Moose moves to Alcatraz Island in 1935 and has to live in his extraordinary new environment in addition to life with his autistic sister.
A story of one black woman's success as a performer in the days of segregation.
It only takes a few hours for Turner Buckminster to start hating Phippsburg, Maine. No one in town will let him forget that he's a minister's son, even if he doesn't act like one.
A tale about a mouse in love with music, stories and a princess named Pea; a rat who lives in the dark and covets a world of light; and a slow-witted serving girl with an impossible wish.
It's 1793 and there's an invisible killer on the streets of Philadelphia. The city's residents are fleeing in fear. It's called yellow fever, but everything about it is a mystery. Its cause is unknown, and there is no cure. A Newbery Honor Book.
Martha and Olive could have been friends. But Olive was hit by a car on Monroe Street weeks ago. During the family vacation, Martha bonds with her grandmother, thinks about the Manning boys, and wonders about Olive. A Newbery Honor Book.
Set in the 14th century, this is the story of a 13-year-old boy's flight across England. A Newbery Award Winner.
Matt is the clone of El Patrón, drug lord ruler of Opium. As Matt struggles to come to terms with his existence, he must deal with El Patrón's power-hungry family and his "livestock" status as a clone. A Newbery Honor Book.
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