Ten-year-old Pepa and her family face many challenges when they leave their home in Mexico to find work in the United States.
Calvin panics when he is caught in the 1924 Lorain, Ohio, tornado and races to find his family and make sure they survived.
James and his family leave their oceanside home to travel in a covered wagon through the forests of the East to the prairies of the Midwest. Cover-to-Cover Book.
Willa dreams of driving a stagecoach when she grows up, but when an accident forces her to take over a stage, she wonders if she can handle the challenge and keep her passengers safe.
Little Fish learns to jump over the rocks so she can follow Old One, who has come to lead the rainbow trout to warmer waters before the river freezes.
Kelly is excited to learn that a new family is moving next door with a boy his age, but when he meets his new neighbor Alex, he is surprised to see him in a wheelchair.
This book provides information about various kinds of large lizards including komodo dragons, iguanas, and monitor lizards. Discusses the physical characteristics, life cycle, survival skills, and natural defenses of giant lizards.
Unhappy living on a plantation after being sent to Virginia in 1858 on an "orphan train," Danny Murphy decides to return to New York City and accompanies two runaway slave children on their dangerous journey north.
An eighteenth-century schoolteacher encounters resistance from the community when she allows a former slave to join the children in her class.
In 1777 Massachusetts, after his parents are killed because of their loyalty to Great Britain, eleven-year-old Timothy is taken in by a parson and his wife.
Gina Mendoza is not happy about having to cancel her weekend plans when Ricky Vargas, the son of her mother's old friend Lupe, comes for a visit, especially when she finds out that Ricky is blind.
A young Cuban boy and his family leave Cuba secretly after the failed Bay of Pigs invasion, and use the family fishing boat to make their way to a new life in Florida.
Twelve-year-old Jacob and his family face many hardships when they leave their home in Germany to start a new life in Texas.
A boy from New York is sent west on an "orphan train" to Illinois, where he becomes an indentured servant to a family who teaches him how to be a farmer.
After Daniel Purcell's mother dies in childbirth, his father soon brings home a young woman, named Katherine, as his new wife.
This fact-based account tells how Mary Read spent a year working and fighting side-by-side with pirates.
Profiles the self-educated man who arose from poverty to become the sixteenth president of the United States.
Susan B. Anthony takes Fiona and Finley to the 1870s, where the kids learn that women can’t vote yet. But Susan B. Anthony has a plan! Includes extensive back matter with biography, further reading, and author interview.
Fiona and Finley travel to the 1600s with Pocahontas to see her forest home. Pocahontas wants to help the troubled English settlers in Jamestown, but trouble is brewing. Pocahontas’ father, Chief Powhatan, has captured one of the Englishmen. Can Pocahontas save him before it’s too late? Includes extensive back matter with biography, further reading, and author interview.
The Sweets Shop always gets special customers, but when Sally Ride comes to visit, Fiona and Finley go on a special trip—into outer space! Finley and Fiona have a blast, but there’s more to learn on this epic journey than they expected. Includes extensive back matter with biography, further reading, and author interview.
Rosa Parks makes a special visit to the Sweets Shop and whisks Finley and Fiona away on a historic journey of courage. Includes extensive back matter with biography, further reading, and author interview.
Earth kids meet alien kids in this action-packed series that follows young athletes throughout the universe competing in the Galaxy Games. Can they compete against a robot though?
Girls hunting oddities and supernatural things, or GHOST squad. Paranormal adventure erupts at the local library. Features fast-paced action, diverse characters, and excellent nonfiction back matter resources.
Earth kids meet alien kids in this action-packed series that follows young athletes throughout the universe competing in the Galaxy Games. Who will prevail in the next out-of-this-world event?
Girls hunting oddities and supernatural things, or GHOST squad. The ghost of a famous writer is making mayhem at the museum. Features fast-paced action, diverse characters, and excellent nonfiction back matter resources.