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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: [Fic] HAR

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

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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

Banks, Lynne Reid

Summary: Two tiger cub brothers are taken from the jungle to ancient Rome, where one becomes the pampered pet of Caesar' daughter and the other becomes a man-eating entertainment act at the Colosseum.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Laurel-Leaf 2007

Copies Available at Kalkaska Middle School

1 available in Fiction, Call number: FIC BAN

Polacco, Patricia.

Summary: Chronicles the frienship of Pink, a fifteen-year-old African-American Union soldier, and Say, his poor white comrade, as one nurses the other back to health from a battle wound and the two of them are imprisoned at Andersonville. Based on a true story.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 1994

Copies Available at Rapid City Elementary

1 available in Picture Books, Call number: E POL

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: [Fic]CUS

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

Napoli, Donna Jo

Summary: In a novel based on Chinese Cinderella tales, fourteen-year-old stepchild Xing-Xing endures a life of neglect and servitude, as her stepmother cruelly mutilates her own child's feet so that she alone might marry well.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon Pulse 2006

Copies Available at Kalkaska High School

1 available in Stacks, Call number: PB Nap

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

Copies Available at Kalkaska Middle School

1 available in Fiction, Call number: Fic Low

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

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

Whelan, Gloria.

Summary: In 1837 ten-year-old Libby and her parents journey by covered wagon to the Michigan frontier, where they make themselves a new home near friendly Indians and other pioneers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 1987

Copies Available at Rapid City Elementary

1 available in Fiction, Call number: F WHE

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

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Lawrence, Caroline.

Summary: In 1860s Nevada, master-of-disguise P.K. Pinkerton uncovers a sinister plot when he takes a case that calls for him to shadow his friend and mentor, Poker Face Jace.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Puffin Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) 2015

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: E HAL

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

Haas, Jessie.

Summary: Phin Chase, an orphaned stable boy in Pennsylvania in the aftermath of the Civil War, must go on the run to save his life after accidentally witnessing the murder of a mine boss by a secret society of Irishmen known as the Sleepers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Greenwillow Books 2007

Copies Available at Kalkaska Middle School

1 available in Fiction, Call number: FIC HAA

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

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