Twelve-year-old Will Scott is not happy to be riding the Orphan Train because he is not really an orphan. But his father says he will have a better life out west.
J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy masterpiece The Hobbit is a tale of high adventure, undertaken by a company of dwarves in search of dragon-guarded gold.
Junie B. is the bestest spier in the world. That's 'cause she has sneaky feet. Junie B. might be real sneaky. And real peeky. But when she spies on Mrs., she could get into real trouble!
Miata Ramirez is scared and upset. She left her folklorico skirt on her school bus, the skirt that belonged to her mother when she was a child in Mexico. Can Miata get the skirt back
Although classmates say that she can't play Peter Pan in the school play, because she's black and a girl, Grace discovers that she can do anything she sets her mind to do.
A fifth-grade class election is full of surprises when Julio nominates his best friend but ends up becoming much more involved!
Maggie, a feisty third-grader, refuses to learn how to read or write cursive writing.
Yuki, a 12-year-old Japanese American girl, and her family were sent to a concentration camp in Utah. This is the story of their journey back to Berkeley, California after WWII is over.
A Red-Riding Hood story from China about three siblings that use their courage and wit to fight a bad wolf.
As the German troops begin their campaign to "relocate" all the Jews of Denmark, Annemarie Johansen's family takes in Annemarie's best friend, Ellen Rosen, and conceals her as part of the family.
Beverly Cleary's memoirs of growing up on a farm and then in Portland, Oregon as she develops into a writer.
Mrs. Jane Tabby could not explain why all four of her children had wings. But it meant that her dreams for her kittens would someday come true.
Lucas Cott desires to be a good student while his classmates want him to be funny as the class clown!
This award-winning contemporary classic is the survival story with which all others are compared--and a page-turning, heart-stopping adventure.
Boy-Strength-of-Blue-Horses and his grandfather reminisce about the young blind boy's birth, his first horse, and an exciting horse race.
A young Chinese girl in 1947 comes to Brooklyn and discovers her love for baseball while adjusting to new life in America.
Farmer Hoggett and his wife discover that their new piglet Babe is no ordinary pig (made into a movie called Babe).
Leigh writes to an author, Mr. Henshaw as he struggles with being the new kid in town and as he deals with his parents going through a divorce.
Pocahontas is a young girl in an Indian tribe who is caught between the tensions of the Indian culture and the culture of the white settlers.
Although he faces responsibility bravely, thirteen-year-old Matt is more than a little apprehensive when his father leaves him alone to guard their new cabin in the wilderness.
A memoir of Jean Fritz's childhood in China where she felt homesick for America--a place she'd never been but longed for.
Barbara Cooney's story of Alice Rumphius, who longed to travel the world, live in a house by the sea, and do something to make the world more beautiful, has a timeless quality that resonates with each new generation. Images and image descriptions available.