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A 12-year-old orphan, staying with an elderly artist who needs her, remembers the only time she was happy in a foster home, with a family who truly cared about her.
Hattie learns about responsibility empathy and relationships when her uncle with special needs visits.
Will anyone take on Jake Semple? Jake Semple is notorious. Rumor has it he burned down his old school and got kicked out of every school in his home state.
Tree-ear, a 13-year-old orphan in medieval Korea, lives under a bridge in a potters' village, and longs to learn how to throw the delicate celadon ceramics himself. Newbery Medal Winner.
An 11-year-old recounts her experiences and the lessons about human nature and the unpredictability of life learned in the months after her parents are lost at sea. Newbery Honor Book.
Collection of poems painting a portrait of the internal life of African-American agricultural pioneer George Washington Carver. Newbery Honor book.
Fifteen-year-old Mary Alice is sent to speand a summer with her Grandma Dowdel, a woman well known for shaking up her neighbors.
Hope and her aunt move to a small town in Wisconsin to run the local diner. The owner of the diner has decided to run for mayor, however, people are skeptical because he has leukemia. Hope decides to help in the campaign. A Newbery Honor Book.
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. Newbery Honor Book.
When Joey Pigza meets his dad, for the first time in years, he meets a grownup version of his old hyperactive self-the way he was before his stint in special ed and his new meds.
Sophie joins her three uncles and two cousins as they sail across the Atlantic toward England to see her grandfather. The journey takes her deeper into her forgotten past. A Newbery Honor Book.
Bud, an orphan from Flint Michigan tries to find who he thinks is his father during the Great Depression.
Find your true self! Live a wonderful life!! Begin a journey of self-discovery!!! Book on finding yourself within a religious context
Being a pioneer in Washington in 1899 is hard. It's even harder when you're the only girl ever born in the new settlement. May Amelia Jackson just can't behave like a Proper Young Lady the way her family wants her to. A Newbery Honor Book.
Children's author-illustrator Tomie dePaola describes his experiences at home and in school when he was a boy.
Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnats.
A boy recounts his annual summer trips to rural Illinois with his sister during the Great Depression to visit their larger-than-life grandmother
Annotation: 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.
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.
It is tradition for boys to become wringers for the town's Pigeon Day where sharpshooters come to compete every year. Palmer will become a wringer when he turns ten. Because of this, Palmer dreads his tenth birthday. A Newbery Honor Book.
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. At birth, Ella of Frell was given the gift of obedience by a fairy.
How had Mrs. Olinski chosen her sixth-grade Academic Bowl team? She had a number of answers. But were any of them true? How had she really chosen Noah and Nadia and Ethan and Julian? And why did they make such a good team?
Moql is banished from her Folk homeland and sent to live with humans! She's not human but not Folk either; she's half of both and not quite one nor the other. Dedicated "To all children who have ever felt different." A Newbery Honor Book.
When Belle Prater disappears, her son, Woodrow, comes to live with his grandparents in Coal Station, Virginia. His cousin, Gypsy, lives next door. She has secrets of her own. They find that they have a lot in common. A Newbery Honor Book.