During World War II, Jack and his friends believe that his neighbor, Mr. Schmidt, is a German spy.
Tells the story of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake as seen through the eyes of eleven-year-old Stuart as he helps his father on his milk delivery route.
Rachel recounts how she and her family left Illinois to move to Nebraska, where they built and lived in a sod house on the prairie.
This book tells the story of a young boy planned to be a preacher. When he is called to save a white girl living with an Indian tribe, he is surprised by what he learns.
This book is about a Japanese American boy and his family, who were forced to live in internment camps after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Adam spends his first summer at a camp for the hearing-impaired and discovers a lot of new things he never thought possible.
The American Revolution is raging. Owen sees his father near death and wants to help. Find out what brave things he did to help out.
A young cowboy from Texas describes his experiences on his first cattle drive along the Chisholm Trail from Texas to Kansas.
After his father is killed in the Civil War, Alex Kopsky travels to Michigan from the only home he has known in Massachusetts to start a new life with his new family. Alex travels on an orphan train and is chosen by a young couple, the O'Learys. He later learns that Mr. O'Leary paid to have someone else fight for him during the war.
After his father dies in a Civil War battle, twelve-year-old Jacob runs away from home to join his father's old regiment as a drummer boy.
Relates the building of the transcontinental railroad from Omaha, Nebraska, to Sacramento, California, in the mid-nineteenth century through the story of three Irish workers who laid tracks for the Central Pacific Railroad.
After gold is discovered in California in 1849, a boy and his father leave their Massachusetts home to prospect for gold in the hills outside of Sacramento.
This fictionalized biography describes the life and athletic accomplishments of the track athlete who won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics, and includes a brief history of the Olympic games.
Patty's family join the Donners on their shortcut and become trapped during a long, horrible winter in this fictionalized account of the historical event.
The boys investigate a new neighbor whom they think has a secret about the past and in doing so learn about Ben Franklin.
Ty and Gabe hear yelling and screaming and someone very bad laughing in apartment A-13.
The members of the Kooties Club try to figure out who is leaving the "I Love Elvis" signs throughout the neighborhood.
The Koots decide to spy on Mr. Dodge to find the answers to unexplained questions about his blindness, state of health, and family situation.
After his father dies, John Alexander and his mother are forced to become indentured servants to pay off debts, but find their luck changes after Mrs. Alexander invents a new method for grinding corn.
Kofi's mother sends him to America to live with his father's family, but Kofi feels betrayed and wonders if he will ever be happy again.
Gerald braves the blizzard of 1888 to find a drugstore to get medicine for his little sister.
This book is about an Indian girl who comes to America and how she deals with being different.
Provides factual information about the natural history of the bobcat through the fictional story of a young bobcat named Rudy.
A young girl and her father, prospering in their new life in Texas, join the volunteers at the Alamo to fight against the forces of Mexican General Santa Anna.
In 1870 sixteen-year-old Rose Witherspoon leaves home to become a teacher in Iowa. This book presents the story of some of her students and their adventures in school during pioneer days on the prairie.