After her father dies at the Battle of Gettysburg, Sallie Randall and her mother move to Kansas, where Mrs. Randall takes a job as housekeeper and Sallie adjusts to life with a new family. Sallie finds a new friend and they become almost like sisters. Just like most friends, they struggle to remember what friendship really means at times.
Eve, Gwen, and Maribeth are granted powers by a magical wizard and learn the dangers of getting what you wish for.
When his neighbor Mrs. Sugarman reports seeing a seven-foot tall monster resembling Big Foot in New York City's Central Park, Cody Smith and his friend Maria Romero set out to investigate the sighting.
Lena Martini and her family are among the many people who left their homes in Europe in search of a better life in America. Their story represents what most immigrants encountered on their journey.
This book presents the diary of Gertrud Schakat Tammen in which she recorded her experiences growing up in Germany during World War II and how her family lost their home and had to search for a new home and a new life.
Provides factual information about the history of the life of a cowboy through the fictional story of Eddie, a young boy who goes to the Bar W Ranch where his Uncle Hank and Uncle Charlie work.
Uses a fictional story of a boy's visit to his grandfather's house in the Florida Keys to discuss the behavior and habitat of the small deer that have lived there for hundreds of years.
Vernon and his mother try to stay safe during a hurricane that hits Galveston, Texas, in 1900.
Ben finds himself in charge as record floodwaters destroy Johnstown. This book is about a family who survives the Johnstown flood of 1889.
A young girl chronicles her family's journey west on the Oregon Trail in 1849, describing their lives as part of a wagon train and the hardships they encountered during eight months along the trail.
In 1778, having been traveling with George Washington's army since the British burned down their house, Rob and his mother find themselves in the middle of the fighting at the battle of Monmouth when, after Rob's father is wounded, they take charge of firing the cannon.
The story of one ten-year-old boy who sailed with the first three ships to America to build the colonies.
When Matt has to do a science project about recycling, he talks to his neighbor, Mr. Pizooti, an Italian immigrant called the "King of Recycling" because he is always coming up with new ways to reuse discarded objects.
Jeremy and his friend, called "Yankee Doodle" because of his love for fancy clothes, learn about the Sons of Liberty and the plans for the Boston Tea Party, in a story with facts on early Boston and the origins of the Revolution.
This book provides factual information about bats and follows the fictional story of a little brown bat named Zelda.
Determined to identify the large four-legged creature sighted by Abe on a stormy night, the Koots find their first clue to be a hugh paw print.
When Dog, Mr. Dodge's big cat, starts bringing home gifts resembling animal guts, the Koots set out to find the source of the gooey presents.
When strange things begin appearing on the school computers, the Koots set out to find the hackers.
The Koots try to discover who is behind the canned laughter that appears every time something goes wrong for one of the boys.
The Kooties Club solves a mystery involving the theft of a ring.
The Koots try to find answers to unexplained questions about an old car.
When the Koots decide to dig a hole in an abandoned lot big enough to house "The Kooties Club Cave," they are suprised to find an old rusty knife which leads to further excavations to uncover its still hidden victim.
Ty thought he was aware of all of his food allergies, but after he collapses on the sidewalk due to an allergic reaction, the Koots hope to find the cause of his illness by following food clues.
The Koots met on Gabe's front porch. They found out that Mrs. Gomez lost a very old vase, Mrs. Wu is missing a picture and Mrs. Prudy is missing a very old doll. "Wow, three things missing. I think we have a case," Ty said.
Charlie Murphy is a Pony Express rider. His story would make any Pony Express rider proud. This book is a fictional account of the experiences of a pony express rider during the settlement of the West.