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Hart, Alison

Summary: In Kentucky, during the Civil War, the twelve-year-old slave Gabriel, contends with a cruel new horse trainer and skirmishes with Confederate soldiers as he pursues his dream of becoming a jockey.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Peachtree 2007

Copies Available at Cherry Street Intermediate

1 available in Fiction, Call number: J FICTION HART

Lawrence, Caroline.

Summary: "After escaping the ruthless desperados, master-of-disguise P.K. Pinkerton has now set up a Private Eye business in Virginia City and is ready when a young maid named Martha approaches him for help in escaping a killer"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Puffin Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) 2012

Copies Available at Kalkaska Middle School

1 available in Fiction, Call number: FIC LAW

Vining, Elizabeth Gray

Summary: The adventures of eleven-year-old Adam as he travels the open roads of thirteenth-century England searching for his missing father, a minstrel, and his stolen red spaniel, Nick.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Puffin Books 1987

Copies Available at Rapid City Elementary

1 available in Fiction, Call number: F GRA

Carbone, Elisa Lynn.

Summary: When the huge steamship on which they are traveling runs aground off the New Jersey coast in 1882, two boys and their families are among the passengers dramatically rescued by members of the U.S. Life Saving Service. Includes notes about the event on which the story is based.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2012

Copies Available at Birch Street Elementary

1 available in Picture Books, Call number: JE CARBONE

Summary: A pioneer father tells his two small daughters why he was unable to shoot a deer for their dinner.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins Publishers 1995

Copies Available at Birch Street Elementary

1 available in Picture Books, Call number: JE WILDER

Peters, Elizabeth

Summary: At last the Great War is over. Amelia, her distinguished Egyptologist husband Emerson and their extended family are preparing for another season of excavation in Egypt. To everyone's great joy their son Ramses and his wife Nefret have become parents. Amelia, enjoying her role of fond (yet firm) grandmother, hopes that for once, this will be a quiet year with Ramses no longer undertaking...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2003

Copies Available at Kalkaska County Library

1 available in Adult Mystery, Call number: MYSTERY PETERS

Lord, Bette.

Summary: In 1947, a Chinese child comes to Brooklyn where she becomes Americanized at school, in her apartment building, and by her love for baseball.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 1984

Copies Available at Rapid City Elementary

1 available in Fiction, Call number: F LOR

Cushman, Karen.

Summary: In 1949, thirteen-year-old Francine goes to Catholic school in Los Angeles where she becomes best friends with a girl who questions authority and is frequently punished by the nuns, causing Francine to question her own values.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Laurel-Leaf 2008

Copies Available at Kalkaska Middle School

1 available in Fiction, Call number: T FICTION CUSHMAN

Hopkinson, Deborah.

Summary: Eel, an orphan, and his best friend Florrie must help Dr. John Snow prove that cholera is spread through water, and not poisonous air, when an epidemic sweeps across their London neighborhood in 1854.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: A Yearling Book 2015

Copies Available at Kalkaska Middle School

1 available in Fiction, Call number: FIC HOP

Lowry, Lois.

Summary: In 1943, during the German occupation of Denmark, ten-year-old Annemarie learns how to be brave and courageous when she helps shelter her Jewish friend from the Nazis.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 1989

Copies Available at Rapid City Elementary

2 available in Fiction, Call number: F LOW

Gregory, Kristiana.

Summary: In her diary, a young girl writes about her life and the events surrounding the beginning of the American Revolution in Philadelphia in 1776.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2001

Copies Available at Cherry Street Intermediate

1 available in Fiction, Call number: J FICTION DEAR

Fritz, Jean.

Summary: Ten-year-old Ann overcomes loneliness and learns to appreciate the importance of her role in settling the wilderness of western Pennsylvania.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Puffin Books 1987

Copies Available at Rapid City Elementary

1 available in Fiction, Call number: F FRI

Siegel, Fern.

Summary: Presents an illustrated retelling of Jane Austen's novel about spirited Englishwoman Elizabeth Bennet, who tries to cope with the snobbish Mr. Darcy while attempting to sort out the romantic entanglements of two of her sisters, sweet and beautiful Jane, and scatterbrained Lydia.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abdo 2005

Copies Available at Rapid City Elementary

1 available in Fiction, Call number: F AUS

Lawrence, Caroline.

Summary: In 1862 Nevada Territory, after finding his foster parents murdered and scalped, twelve-year-old Pinky Pinkerton, son of a railroad detective and a Sioux Indian, inherits a valuable deed and must hide from dangerous Whittlin Walt and his gang of desperados.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Puffin Books 2013

Copies Available at Kalkaska Middle School

1 available in Fiction, Call number: FIC LAW

Hall, Bruce Edward.

Summary: In New York City in the 1920s, the children from Chinatown go after the children from Little Italy for throwing rocks at the beautiful kites Grandfather Chin makes, not realizing that they have a reason for doing so.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2004

Copies Available at Rapid City Elementary

1 available in Picture Books, Call number: JE HALL

Philbrick, W. R. (W. Rodman)

Summary: 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.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Blue Sky Press 2009

Copies Available at Rapid City Elementary

1 available in Fiction, Call number: F PHI

Copies Available at Cherry Street Intermediate

1 available in Fiction, Call number: [Fic] PHI

Summary: A young farm boy in New York spends a winter afternoon doing barn chores, then sits down to a farm supper with his family.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 1996

Copies Available at Birch Street Elementary

1 available in Picture Books, Call number: JE WILDER

Morpurgo, Michael.

Summary: Lizzie and Karl's mother, Mutti, working at a local zoo in Dresden, Germany, during World War II while their father is away fighting in France, brings home Marlene, a baby elephant that is slated to be destroyed as the Allied bombing grows closer, and when they are forced to flee, Mutti feels they must take Marlene with them, adding even more danger to their journey.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Square Fish/Feiwel and Friends 2013

Copies Available at Kalkaska Middle School

1 available in Fiction, Call number: FIC MOR

MacLachlan, Patricia.

Summary: Eight-year-old Cassie Witting is upset when she finds out that her mother, Sarah, is expecting a baby, but writing in the journal that belonged to her brother Caleb helps her sort out her feelings and understand that Sarah will always love her.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Joanna Cotler Books 2005

Copies Available at Rapid City Elementary

1 available in Fiction, Call number: F MAC

Lasky, Kathryn.

Summary: A diary account of thirteen-year-old Kathleen Bowen's life in Washington, D.C. in 1917, as she juggles concerns about the national battle for women's suffrage, the war in Europe, and her own school work and family. Includes a historical note.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2002

Copies Available at Cherry Street Intermediate

2 available in Fiction, Call number: J FICTION DEAR

Cooper, Susan

Summary: At the end of a winter-long journey into manhood, Little Hawk returns to find his village decimated by a white man's plague and soon, despite a fresh start, Little Hawk dies violently but his spirit remains trapped, seeing how his world changes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Margaret K. McElderry Books 2014

Copies Available at Kalkaska Middle School

1 available in Fiction, Call number: T FICTION COOPER

Hopkinson, Deborah.

Summary: A young slave stitches a quilt with a map pattern which guides her to freedom in the North.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dragonfly Books 1995

Copies Available at Rapid City Elementary

1 available in Picture Books, Call number: JE HOPKINSON

Winterfeld, Henry.

Summary: In an effort to save a boy wrongly accused, a group of young friends living in ancient Rome search for the culprit who scrawled graffiti on the temple wall.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harcourt 2002

Copies Available at Kalkaska Middle School

1 available in Fiction, Call number: [Fic] WIN

Connor, Leslie.

Summary: Miss Bridie emigrates to America in 1856 and chooses to bring a shovel, which proves to be a useful tool throughout her life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 2004

Copies Available at Rapid City Elementary

1 available in Picture Books, Call number: JE CONNOR

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