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A Trip Through Time

Cynthia Mercati (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622990016

Max is bored with his grandfather's tales of Norway's Resistance movement against the Nazis in World War II, until he travels back in time and finds himself participating in a raid to free captured Resistance fighters.

Square Against the World: The Story of a Sod House

Cynthia Mercati (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848104

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.

Terror in the City: The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

Bonnie Highsmith Taylor (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848111

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.

The Code of the Drum

L.L. Owens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847145

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.

Mother of Invention

Thomas Owens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847657

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.

Panic in the Snow: The 1888 New York City Blizzard

Bonnie Highsmith Taylor (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847855

Gerald braves the blizzard of 1888 to find a drugstore to get medicine for his little sister.

Remember the Alamo!

Cynthia Mercati (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847947

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.

James Meets the Prairie

Katy Z. Allen (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847503

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.

Brothers at War

L.L. Owens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847077

Young Kentuckian Sam Jones leaves the farm he works with the help of slaves to fight for the Confederacy, while his older brother, Ned, who helps the Underground Railroad, joins the Union Army.

A Dream Come True: Coming to America from Vietnam--1975

Cosson, M.J. (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847237

Cammy's dad retells the story of his experiences in the Vietnam War and the fate of a baby girl he found alive under a mat in a ransacked village.

A New Mother

Thomas Owens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847831

After Daniel Purcell's mother dies in childbirth, his father soon brings home a young woman, named Katherine, as his new wife.

Tell Me a Story: Family Folklore

Gus Snedeker (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422292532

Does your family have a favorite holiday meal? What are your birthday traditions? Do the older people in your family tell stories about their childhood and what life was like when they were young? All these are parts of family folklore. Tell Me a Story will help you better understand: what family is; the ways the generations are linked together; how families relate to each other; and how families pass along a heritage for the future. We get strength from our family's past, and this sort of folklore also gives us hope for the future.

A Glass

Etienne Delessert (author, illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566602990

Children's author and illustrator Etienne Delessert tells the story of Eglantine Besson, the woman who became his mother, and of the glass that came to represent their relationship.

Plunge

Eric Howling (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459814202

Cade's dad thinks triathlons are for wimps. He doesn't think it's a real sport and wishes Cade would play football instead, like his older brother, Trent. So Cade trains in secret and qualifies to compete in the provincial championship in Sylvan Lake. The night before the event, Cade's coach suddenly can't go, and Cade is forced to ask his dad for a ride there. He only agrees because Trent has a football game nearby. The road trip takes a nasty turn when his dad swerves to avoid a deer and their car hurtles into an ice-cold river. It's up to Cade to use his skills to save his entire family.

Birthdays: Beyond Cake and Ice Cream

Nikki Tate (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459812987

Inspired by memories of fantastic family birthday parties, mother-and-daughter team Nikki Tate and Dani Tate-Stratton researched the history of birthdays in order to answer such questions as, How much does where you grow up influence the way you celebrate getting a year older? Have people always celebrated birthdays? The more they investigated, the more they realized that there's a lot more to birthdays than cake, presents, a few games and perhaps a goody bag. They discovered there are as many ways to observe birthdays as there are places in which to do it.

Charlie's Key

Rob Mills (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554698738

When Charlie Sykes wakes up in hospital in St. John's, he learns that he and his father have been in a car accident and that his father is dying. Charlie inherits little more than the brass key that his father pressed into his hand before he passed away. As far as Charlie knows, he has no family in Newfoundland. But then Uncle Nick shows up and is keen to meet his nephew-not because of who Charlie is, but rather because of what Charlie has: the key. That key will unlock a treasure Uncle Nick began searching for more than thirty years earlier. And he would have found it all those years ago if he hadn't been arrested and sent away for murder. But Charlie isn't convinced he should give up the key. He leads Uncle Nick on a wild chase through old St. John's, across Signal Hill and out to the coast. There, high above the rugged Atlantic, Charlie finally comes face-to-face with Uncle Nick, the treasure, and a family history that will leave him with a new understanding of where he comes from and where he's going.

Flower Power

Ann Walsh (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551435916

Callie's mother has chained herself to the neighbor's tree and is living inside the treehouse. She refuses to come down until the neighbor, Mr. Wilson, agrees to leave the tree standing. Soon reporters arrive to interview Callie about her mother's protest. Callie doesn't want to talk to anyone. More chaos ensues when Callie's grandmother invites the "singing grannies" to help save the tree, the neighbor's biker friends come to her aid, and Callie's friends show up to try to get themselves on TV. Callie needs to figure out how to get her mother to come down from the tree so that her life can return to normal.

Family Matters: Plays About Family Changes

Catherine Gourlay (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778791249

Resentment and compassion link these two reader's theater-style plays that help teach young people how to deal with real situations. Both deal with traumatic changes within a familya separation between the two most important people in a childs life and the loss of a home and a beloved furry family member.

Your Fascinating Family History

Mary J. Johnson (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610801263

Learn how to research, understand, and arrange information about your ancestors.

The Legend of the Loon

Kathy-jo Wargin (author), Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627531818

The fantastic Legend team of Kathy-jo Wargin and Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen have another beautiful book to add to the Sleeping Bear and Mackinac Island stories. A Grandmother's love for her grandchildren is magically portrayed in "The Legend of the Loon". A perfect addition to your collection, this book remains true to the heartwarming qualities you've come to expect from these legendary storytellers.

The Boy Who Wanted to Cook

Gloria Whelan (author), Steve Adams (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781410308207

La Bonne Vache (The Good Cow) is a little restaurant in the south of France. It takes its name from and is famous for its boeuf la mode, a delicious beef stew. Ten-year-old Pierre longs to follow in the culinary footsteps of his father, Monsieur Valcourt. Monsieur Valcourt is the chef and owner of La Bonne Vache. Pierre spends as much time as possible in the restaurant's kitchen, hoping for a chance to demonstrate his cooking skills. But his parents shoo him away and he is not allowed to cook. One day Pierre meets a visitor who is on his way to eat at the restaurant. This is no ordinary visitor but an important food critic. His experience at La Bonne Vache could bring great honor to the restaurant. At last, Pierre sees his chance to prove himself.

Grady the Goose

Denise Brennan-Nelson (author), Michael Glenn Monroe (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627535892

From the moment she hatches from her egg, Grady Goose has to do things her way, often ignoring her parents' rule of "stick together." But when she lags behind as the rest of her family leaves for warmer climes, Grady learns the hard way that one is the loneliest number, especially for a young goose. A chance encounter with a helpful farmer soon sets things right, and a happy ending is in store for Grady and her family. Denise Brennan-Nelson, the author of the delightful Someday Is Not a Day of the Week, returns with another gentle lesson for young readers. Artist Michael Glenn Monroe's beautiful nature scenes, coupled with an information section on geese facts, add a wildlife component perfect for classroom use.

Buzzy the Bumblebee

Denise Brennan-Nelson (author), Michael Glenn Monroe (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627530002

Sitting in a beautiful garden, high atop a flower, the impressionable Buzzy reads in the book, Learn to Fly, the very true fact that, "Bumblebees weren't made to fly." He reads again, "Bumblebees weren't made to fly." "Stranded on top of a flower/ Buzzy longed to fly away./ His heart still knew how/ But his head had forgotten the way." The adventure that ensues challenges Buzzy to overcome obstacles without his wings that he had never before thought possible. He travels over the stream and through the high grass, back home where his parents with love and support tell him, "You're doubting yourself./ Fear is in the way./ Listen to your heart Buzzy/ Not what others say./ Ignore labels and limits Buzzy./ They seldom do good./ You start to think, 'I Can't,'/ when you should be thinking, 'I Could.'"

Promise

Judy Young (author)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781634704175

Eleven-year-old Kaden has managed to stay under the radar for most of his life. With the exception of Kubla, a pet crow, Kaden doesn't have any friends his own age and he's okay with that. After all, friends can ask inconvenient questions. Questions like Why do you live with your grandmother and where is your father? Questions Kaden doesn't want to answer. Apart from school and a few trips to town, Kaden and Gram keep to themselves, living a simple life at their cabins outside the small community of Promise. But now Kaden's life is getting a lot more complicated. He's starting middle school, which brings its own set of problems for a boy who doesn't fit in. And then he learns that his father, a man he has never known, is getting out of prison and moving to Promise. After years of being the outsider at school, Kaden is given a chance to come out of his shell when Yo-Yo, a new boy, moves to the area and offers friendship. But can Kaden trust him? Will Yo-Yo be a real friend after he learns about Kaden's father? The true meaning of friendship, love, responsibility, and loyalty is explored in this novel for middle-grade readers.

Jam and Jelly by Holly and Nellie

Gloria Whelan (author), Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627535908

Holly's family lives a simple life in northern Michigan, enjoying the bounty of the earth and very much in step with the rhythm of the changing seasons. But times are hard and a cold winter is coming. Without a warm coat, Holly might not be able to start school. Readers will delight in Mama's solution to Holly's predicament.