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The Newbery Award is named in honor of John Newbery, an 18th Century publisher known as "the Father of Children's Literature." The award is given annually to the author of "the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children," chosen from books published in the United States during the previous year. It is awarded by the American Library Association. The author must be a citizen or resident of the United States. The award information was retrieved from Newbery Medal website. The call numbers for the books owned by the UMD library are provided after the citation.
Black, Holly. (2013). Doll bones. (Illustrations by Eliza Wheeler). New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books. INTR-FIC B6279do
Zach, Alice, and Poppy, friends from a Pennsylvania middle school who have long enjoyed acting out imaginary adventures with dolls and action figures, embark on a real-life quest to Ohio to bury a doll made from the ashes of a dead girl.
Henkes, Kevin. (2013). The year of Billy Miller. New York, NY : Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers. INTR-FIC H5137ye
Seven-year-old Billy Miller starts second grade with a bump on his head and a lot of worries, but by the end of the year he has developed good relationships with his teacher, his little sister, and his parents and learned many important lessons.
Timberlake, Amy. (2013). One came home. New York : Alfred A. Knopf. INTR-FIC T5835on
In 1871 Wisconsin, thirteen-year-old Georgia sets out to find her sister Agatha, presumed dead when remains are found wearing the dress she was last seen in, and before the end of the year gains fame as a sharpshooter and foiler of counterfeiters.
Vawter, Vince. (2013). Paperboy. (Jacket art by Chris Sheban ; book design by Kenny Holcomb). New York : Delacorte Press. INTR-FIC V3916pa
When an eleven-year-old boy takes over a friend's newspaper route in July, 1959, in Memphis, his debilitating stutter makes for a memorable month.
Schiltz, Laura Amy. (2012). Splendors and glooms. Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick. INTR-FIC S3447sp
When Clara vanishes after the puppeteer Grisini and two orphaned assistants were at her twelfth birthday party, suspicion of kidnapping chases the trio away from London and soon the two orphans are caught in a trap set by Grisini’s ancient rival, a witch with a deadly inheritance to shed before it is too late.
Sheinkin, Steve. (2012). Bomb : The race to build and steal the world's most dangerous weapon. New York : Roaring Brook Press. 623.4 S543b
Recounts the scientific discoveries that enabled atom splitting, the military intelligence operations that occurred in rival countries, and the work of brilliant scientists hidden at Los Alamos.
Turnage, Sheila. (2012). Three times lucky. New York : Dial Books for Young Readers. INTR-FIC S942th
Washed ashore as a baby in tiny Tupelo Landing, North Carolina, Mo LoBeau, now eleven, and her best friend Dale turn detective when the amnesiac Colonel, owner of a café and co-parent of Mo with his cook, Miss Lana, seems implicated in a murder.
Lai, Thanhha. (2011). Inside out & back again. New York : Harper. INTR-FIC L1853in
Through a series of poems, a young girl chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, whe she, her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama.
Yelchin, Eugene. (2011). Breaking Stalin's nose. New York : Henry Holt. INTR-FIC Y436br
In the Stalinist era of the Soviet Union, ten-year-old Sasha idolizes his father, a devoted Communist, but when police take his father away and leave Sasha homeless, he is forced to examine his own perceptions, values, and beliefs.
Holm, Jennifer L. (2010). Turtle in paradise. New York : Random House. INTR-FIC H7474tu
In 1935, when her mother gets a job housekeeping for a woman who does not like children, eleven-year-old Turtle is sent to stay with relatives she has never met in far away Key West, Florida.
Preus, Margi. (2010). Heart of a samurai : based on the true story of Manjiro Nakahama. New York : Amulet Books. INTR-FIC P943he
In 1841, rescued by an American whaler after a terrible shipwreck leaves him and his four companions castaways on a remote island, fourteen-year-old Manjiro, who dreams of becoming a samurai, learns new laws and customs as he becomes the first Japanese person to set foot in the United States.
Sidman, Joyce. (2010). Dark emperor : and other poems of the night. (Illustrated by Rick Allen). Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 811.54 S5685d
A collection of poems that celebrate the wonder, mystery, and danger of the night and describes the many things that hide in the dark. Each illustration is accompanied by a prose explanation of what the poem and art depict.
Williams-Garcia, Rita. (2010). One crazy summer. New York, NY : Amistad. INTR-FIC W7287on
In the summer of 1968, after traveling from Brooklyn to Oakland, California, to spend a month with the mother they barely know, eleven-year-old Delphine and her two younger sisters arrive to a cold welcome as they discover that their mother, a dedicated poet and printer, is resentful of their visit and wants them to attend a nearby Black Panther summer camp.
Hoose, Phillip. M. (2009). Claudette Colvin : twice toward justice. New York : Melanie Kroupa Books. 921 C7275ho
Based on extensive interviews with Claudette Colvin and many others, Phillip Hoose presents the first in-depth account of an important yet largely unknown civil rights figure, skillfully weaving her dramatic story into the fabric of the historic Montgomery bus boycott and court case that would change the course of American history.
Kelly, Jacqueline. (2009). The evolution of Calpurnia Tate. New York : Henry Holt. INTR-FIC K298ev
Growing up with six brothers in rural Texas in 1899, 12-year-old Callie realizes that her aversion to needlework and cooking disappoints her mother. She preferes to study the natural world with her grandfather, which leads to an important discovery.
Lin, Grace. (2009). Where the mountain meets the moon. New York : Little, Brown and Co. INTR-FIC L735wh
Minli, an adventurous girl from a poor village, buys a magical goldfish, and then joins a dragon who cannot fly on a quest to find the Old Man of the Moon in hopes of brining life to Fruitless Mountain and freshness to Jade River.
Philbrick, W. R. (W. Rodman). (2009). The mostly true adventures of Homer P. Figg. New York : Blue Sky Press. INTR-FIC P5456mo
Twelve-year-old Homer, a poor but clever orphan, has extraordinary adventures after running away from his evil uncle to rescue his brother, who has been sold into service in the Civil War.
Appelt, Kathi. (2008). The underneath. (Illustrated by David Small). New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers. INTR-FIC A646un
An old hound that has been chained up at his hateful owner’s run-down shack, and two kittens born underneath the house, endure separation, danger, and many other tribulations in their quest to be reunited and free.
Engle, Margarita. (2008). The surrender tree : poems of Cuba's struggle for freedom. New York : Henry Holt and Co. 811.54 E58s
Cuba has fought three wars for independence, and still she is not free. This history in verse creates a lyrical portrait of Cuba.
Law, Ingrid. (2008). Savvy. New York : Dial Books for Young Readers ; Boston, Mass. : Walden Media. INTR-FIC L415sa
Recounts the adventures of Mibs Beaumont, whose thirteenth birthday has revealed her "savvy"--a magical power unique to each member of her family--just as her father is injured in a terrible accident.
Woodson, Jacqueline. (2008). After Tupac and D Foster. New York : G.P. Putnam’s Sons. INTR-FIC W8985af
In the New York City borough of Queens in 1996, three girls bond over their shared love of Tupac Shakur’s music, as together they try to make sense of the unpredictable world in which they live.
Curtis, Christopher Paul. (2007). Elijah of Buxton. New York : Scholastic Press. INTR-FIC C978el
In 1859, eleven-year-old Elijah Freeman, the first free-born child in Buxton, Canada, which is a haven for slaves fleeing the American south, uses his wits and skills to try to bring to justice the lying preacher who has stolen money that was to be used to buy a family’s freedom.
Schmidt, Gary D. (2007). The Wednesday wars. New York : Clarion Books. INTR-FIC S3513we
During the 1967 school year, on Wednesday afternoons when all his classmates go to either Catechism or Hebrew school, seventh-grader Holling Hoodhood stays in Mrs. Baker’s classroom where they read the plays of William Shakespeare and Holling learns much of value about the world he lives in.
Woodson, Jacqueline. (2007). Feathers. New York : G.P. Putnam’s Sons. INTR-FIC W8985fe
When a new, white student nicknamed "The Jesus Boy" joins her sixth grade class in the winter of 1971, Frannie’s growing friendship with him makes her start to see some things in a new light.
Holm, Jennifer L. (2006). Penny from heaven. New York : Random House Children's Books. INTR-FIC H7474pe
As she turns twelve during the summer of 1953, Penny gains new insights into herself and her family while also learning a secret about her father’s death. It’s1953 and 11-year-old Penny dreams of a summer of butter pecan ice cream, swimming, and baseball. But nothing’s that easy in Penny’s family. For starters, she can’t go swimming because her mother’s afraid she’ll catch polio at the pool. To make matters worse, her favorite uncle is living in a car. Her Nonny cries every time her father’s name is mentioned. And the two sides of her family aren’t speaking to each other! Inspired by Newbery Honor winner Jennifer Holm’s own Italian American family, Penny from Heaven is a shining story about the everyday and the extraordinary, about a time in America’s history, not all that long ago, when being Italian meant that you were the enemy. But most of all, it’s a story about families--about the things that tear them apart and bring them together. And Holm tells it with all the richness and the layers, the love and the laughter of a Sunday dinner at Nonny’s. So pull
Larson, Kirby. (2006). Hattie Big Sky. New York : Delacorte Press. INTR-FIC L3355ha
After inheriting her uncle's homesteading claim in Montana, sixteen-year-old orphan Hattie Brooks travels from Iowa in 1917 to make a home for herself and encounters some unexpected problems related to the war being fought in Europe. Alone in the world, teen-aged Hattie is driven to prove up on her uncle's homesteading claim. For years, sixteen-year-old Hattie's been shuttled between relatives. Tired of being Hattie Here-and-There, she courageously leaves Iowa to prove up on her late uncle's homestead claim near Vida, Montana. With a stubborn stick-to-itiveness, Hattie faces frost, drought and blizzards. Despite many hardships, Hattie forges ahead, sharing her adventures with her friends--especially Charlie, fighting in France--through letters and articles for her hometown paper. Her backbreaking quest for a home is lightened by her neighbors, the Muellers. But she feels threatened by pressure to be a "Loyal" American, forbidding friendships with folks of German descent. Despite everything, Hattie's determined to stay until a tragedy causes her to discover the true meaning of home.
Lord, Cynthia. (2006). Rules. New York : Scholastic Press. INTR-FIC L8663ru
Frustrated at life with an autistic brother, twelve-year-old Catherine longs for a normal existence but her world is further complicated by a friendship with an young paraplegic.
Armstrong, Alan W. (2005). Whittington. (Illustrated by S.D. Schindler). New York : Random House. INTR-FIC A7352wh
Whittington, a descendant of Dick Whittington’s famous cat, appears at a barnyard plagued by rats. The barn’s owner has a grandson who is not reading well. Whittington and the Lady, a duck who runs the barn, decide that extra reading lessons should happen in the barn. To reward Ben and keep his interest, Whittington tells part of his ancestor’s story after every lesson.
Bartoletti, Susan Campbell. (2005). Hitler Youth : growing up in Hitler’s shadow. New York : Scholastic Nonfiction. 943.086 B292h
The story of a generation of German young people who devoted all their energy to the Hitler Youth and the propaganda that brought Hitler his power, and the youths that resisted the Nazi movement. "I begin with the young. We older ones are used up. But my magnificent youngsters! Look at these men and boys! What material! With them, I can create a new world."-Adolf Hitler, Nuremberg,1933. By the time Hitler became Chancellor of Germany in 1933, 3.5 million children belonged to the Hitler Youth. It would become the largest youth group in history. Susan Campbell Bartoletti explores how Hitler gained the loyalty, trust, and passion of so many of Germany’s young people. Her research includes telling interviews with surviving Hitler Youth members.
Hale, Shannon. (2005). Princess Academy. New York : Bloomsbury Children’s Books : Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck Publishers. INTR-FIC H1645pr
While attending a strict academy for potential princesses with the other girls from her mountain village, fourteen-year-old Miri discovers unexpected talents and connections to her homeland.
Woodson, Jacqueline. (2005). Show way. (Illustrated by Hudson Talbott). New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons. PRIM-FIC W8985sh
The making of "Show ways," or quilts which once served as secret maps for freedom-seeking slaves, is a tradition passed from mother to daughter in the author’s family.
Choldenko, Gennifer. (2004). Al Capone does my shirts. New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons. INTR-FIC C5474al
A twelve-year-old boy named Moose moves to Alcatraz Island in 1935 when guards' families were housed there, and has to contend with his extraordinary new environment in addition to life with his autistic sister.
Freedman, Russell. (2004). The voice that challenged a nation : Marian Anderson and the struggle for equal rights. New York : Clarion Books. 921 A548f
Already acclaimed in the United States and abroad, in 1939, Marian Anderson was denied the opportunity to sing in Constitution Hall solely because of her race. Her response catapulted her into the center of the civil rights movement of her time and hastened the end of segregation and racial barriers in the arts.
Schmidt, Gary D. (2004). Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster boy. New York : Clarion Books. INTR-FIC S3513Li
In 1911, Turner Buckminster hates his new home of Phippsburg, Maine, but things improve when he meets Lizzie Bright Griffin, a girl from a poor, nearby island community founded by former slaves that the town fathers--and Turner's--want to change into a tourist spot.
Henkes, Kevin. (2003). Olive's ocean. New York : Greenwillow Books. INTR-FIC H5137OL
On a summer visit to her grandmother's cottage by the ocean, twelve-year-old Martha gains perspective on the death of a classmate, on her relationship with her grandmother, on her feelings for an older boy, and on her plans to be a writer.
Murphy, Jim. (2003). An American plague : the true and terrifying story of the yellow fever epidemic of 1793. New York : Clarion Books. 614.5 M978a
It’s 1793, and there’s an invisible killer roaming the streets of Philadelphia. The city’s residents are fleeing in fear. This killer has a name--yellow fever--but everything else about it is a mystery. Its cause is unknown and there is no cure. This powerful dramatic account by award-winning author Jim Murphy traces the devastating course of the epidemic. An American Plague offers a fascinating glimpse into the conditions in American cities at the time of our nation’s birth while drawing thought-provoking parallels to modern-day epidemics.
Farmer, Nancy. (2002). The house of the scorpion. New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers. INTR-FIC F234ho
In a future where humans despise clones, Matt enjoys special status as the young clone of El Patrón, the 142-year-old leader of a corrupt drug empire nestled between Mexico and the United States.
Giff, Patricia Reilly. (2002). Pictures of Hollis Woods. New York : Wendy Lamb Books. INTR-FIC G456pi
A troublesome twelve-year-old orphan, staying with an elderly artist who needs her, remembers the only other time she was happy in a foster home, with a family that truly seemed to care about her.
Hiaasen, Carl. (2002). Hoot. New York : Alfred A. Knopf. INTR-FIC H6232ho
Roy, who is new to his small Florida community, becomes involved in another boy's attempt to save a colony of burrowing owls from a proposed construction site.
Martin, Ann M. (2002). A corner of the universe. New York : Scholastic Press. INTR-FIC M379co
The summer that Hattie turns twelve, she meets the childlike uncle she never knew and becomes friends with a girl who works at the carnival that comes to Hattie's small town.
Tolan, Stephanie S. (2002). Surviving the Applewhites. New York : HarperCollins. INTR-FIC T6473su
Jake, a budding juvenile delinquent, is sent for home schooling to the arty and eccentric Applewhite family's Creative Academy, where he discovers talents and interests he never knew he had.
Horvath, Polly. (2001). Everything on a waffle. New York : Farrar Straus Giroux. INTR-FIC H8237EV
Eleven-year-old Primrose living in a small fishing village in British Columbia recounts her experiences and all that she learns about human nature and the unpredictability of life in the months after her parents are lost at sea.
Nelson, Marilyn. (2001). Carver, a life in poems. Asheville, N.C. : Front Street. 811.54 N428c
"A biography of George Washington Carver. Told from multiple perspectives, this collection of 59 poems reveals little known facets of the remarkable scientist who is too often dismissed as "the peanut man."
Bauer, Joan. (2000). Hope was here. New York : Putnam. INTR-FIC B3444HO
When sixteen-year-old Hope and the aunt who has raised her move from Brooklyn to Mulhoney, Wisconsin, to work as waitress and cook in the Welcome Stairways diner, they become involved with the diner owner's political campaign to oust the town's corrupt mayor.
DiCamillo, Kate. (2000). Because of Winn-Dixie. Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press. INTR-FIC D5452BE
Ten-year-old India Opal Buloni describes her first summer in the town of Naomi, Florida, and all the good things that happen to her because of her big ugly dog Winn-Dixie.
Gantos, Jack. (2000). Joey Pigza loses control. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux. INTR-FIC G2115JO
Joey, who is still taking medication to keep him from getting too wired, goes to spend the summer with the hard-drinking father he has never known and tries to help the baseball team he coaches win the championship.
Creech, Sharon. (2000). The Wanderer. (Drawings by David Diaz). New York : HarperCollinsPublishers. INTR-FIC C913WA
Thirteen-year-old Sophie and her cousin Cody record their transatlantic crossing aboard the Wanderer, a forty-five foot sailboat, which, along with uncles and another cousin, is en route to visit their grandfather in England.
Couloumbis, Audrey. (1999). Getting near to baby. New York : Putnam. INTR-FIC C8556GE
Although thirteen-year-old Willa Jo and her Aunt Patty seem to be constantly at odds, staying with her and Uncle Hob helps Willa Jo and her younger sister come to terms with the death of their family's baby.
Holm, Jennifer L. (1999). Our only May Amelia. New York : HarperCollinsPublishers. INTR-FIC H7474OU
As the only girl in a Finnish American family of seven brothers, May Amelia Jackson resents being expected to act like a lady while growing up in Washington state in 1899.
De Paola, Tomie. (1999). 26 Fairmount Avenue. New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons. INTR-FIC D419TW
Children's author-illustrator Tomie De Paola describes his experiences at home and in school when he was a boy.
Peck, Richard. (1998). A long way from Chicago : a novel in stories. New York : Dial Books for Young Readers. INTR-FIC P3676L
A boy recounts his annual summer trips to rural Illinois with his sister during the Great Depression to visit their larger-than-life grandmother.
Levine, Gail Carson. (1997). Ella enchanted. New York : HarperCollinsPublishers. INTR-FIC L665E
In this novel based on the story of Cinderella, Ella struggles against the childhood curse that forces her to obey any order given to her.
Giff, Patricia Reilly. (1997). Lily's crossing. New York : Delacorte. INTR-FIC G456L
During a summer spent at Rockaway Beach in 1944, Lily's friendship with a young Hungarian refugee causes her to see the war and her own world differently.
Spinelli, Jerry. (1997). Wringer. New York : Joanna Cotler Books. INTR-FIC S757W
As Palmer comes of age, he must either accept the violence of being a wringer at his town's annual Pigeon Day or find the courage to oppose it.
Farmer, Nancy. (1996). A girl named Disaster. New York : Orchard Books. INTR-FIC F234G
While fleeing from Mozambique to Zimbabwe to escape an unwanted marriage, Nhamo, an eleven-year-old Shona girl, struggles to escape drowning and starvation and in so doing comes close to the luminous world of the African spirits.
McGraw, Eloise Jarvis. (1996). The moorchild. New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books. INTR-FIC M147MOO
Feeling that she is neither fully human nor "Folk," a changeling learns her true identity and attempts to find the human child whose place she had been given.
Turner, Megan Whalen. (1996). The thief . New York : Greenwillow Books. INTR-FIC T949T
Gen flaunts his ingenuity as a thief and relishes the adventure which takes him to a remote temple of the gods where he will attempt to steal a precious stone.
White, Ruth. (1996). Belle Prater's boy. New York : Farrar Straus Giroux. INTR-FIC W587B
When Woodrow's mother suddenly disappears, he moves to his grandparents' home in a small Virginia town where he befriends his cousin and together they find the strength to face the terrible losses and fears in their lives.
Coman, Carolyn. (1995). What Jamie saw. Arden, N.C. : Front Street. INTR-FIC C728W
Having fled to a family friend's hillside trailer after his mother's boyfriend tried to throw his baby sister against a wall, nine-year-old Jamie finds himself living an existence full of uncertainty and fear.
Curtis, Christopher Paul. (1995). The Watsons go to Birmingham--1963. New York : Delacorte Press. INTR-FIC C978W
The ordinary interactions and everyday routines of the Watsons, an African American family living in Flint, Michigan, are drastically changed after they go to visit Grandma in Alabama in the summer of 1963.
Fenner, Carol. (1995). Yolonda's genius. New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books Publication. INTR-FIC F3364yo
After moving from Chicago to Grand River, Michigan, fifth grader Yolonda, big and strong for her age, determines to prove that her younger brother is not a slow learner but a true musical genius.
Murphy, Jim. (1995). The great fire. New York : Scholastic Inc. 977.3 M978g
An account of the Chicago fire of 1871.
Cushman, Karen. (1994). Catherine, called Birdy. New York : Clarion Books. INTR-FIC C986C
The thirteen-year-old daughter of an English country knight keeps a journal in which she records the events of her life, particularly her longing for adventures beyond the usual role of women and her efforts to avoid being married off.
Farmer, Nancy. (1994). The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm : a novel. New York : Orchard Books. INTR-FIC F234E
In 2194 in Zimbabwe, General Matsika's three children are kidnapped and put to work in a plastic mine while three mutant detectives use their special powers to search for them.
Conly, Jane Leslie. (1993). Crazy lady. New York : Harper/Collins. INTR-FIC C7523CR
As he tries to come to terms with his mother's death, Vernon finds solace in his growing relationship with the neighborhood outcasts, an alcoholic and her retarded son.
Yep, Laurence. (1993). Dragon's gate. New York, NY : HarperCollins. INTR-FIC Y47DS
When he accidentally kills a Manchu, a fifteen-year-old Chinese boy is sent to America to join his father, an uncle, and other Chinese working to build a tunnel for the transcontinental railroad through the Sierra Nevada mountains in 1867. Sequel to "Mountain light."
Freedman, Russell. (1993). Eleanor Roosevelt : a life of discovery. New York : Clarion Books. 973.9 F853e
A photo-biography of the first wife of a president to have a public life and career of her own.
Brooks, Bruce. (1992). What hearts. New York, NY : HarperCollins. INTR-FIC B8728WH
After his mother divorces his father and remarries, Asa's sharp intellect and capacity for forgiveness help him deal with the instabilities of his new world.
McKissack, Pat. (1992). The dark-thirty : Southern tales of the supernatural. (Illustrated by Brian Pinkney). New York : Knopf. INTR-FIC M1587D
A collection of ghost stories with African American themes, designed to be told during the Dark Thirty--the half hour before sunset--when ghosts seem all too believable.
Myers, Walter Dean. (1992). Somewhere in the darkness. New York : Scholastic. INTR-FIC M996SO
A teenage boy accompanies his father, who has recently escaped from prison, on a trip that turns out to be an, often painful, time of discovery for them both.
Avi. (1991). Nothing but the truth : a documentary novel. New York : Orchard Books. INTR-FIC A957NO
A ninth-grader's suspension for singing "The Star-Spangled Banner" during homeroom becomes a national news story.
Freedman, Russell. (1991). The Wright brothers : how they invented the airplane. (Original photographs by Wilbur and Orville Wright ). New York : Holiday House. 921 W947f
Follows the lives of the Wright brothers and describes how they developed the first airplane.
Avi. (1990). The true confessions of Charlotte Doyle. New York : Orchard Books. INTR-FIC A957TR
As the lone "young lady" on a transatlantic voyage in 1832, Charlotte learns that the captain is murderous and the crew rebellious.
Lisle, Janet Taylor. (1989). Afternoon of the elves. New York : Orchard Books. INTR-FIC L771AF
As Hillary works in the miniature village, allegedly built by elves, in Sara-Kate's backyard, she becomes more and more curious about Sara-Kate's real life inside her big, gloomy house with her mysterious, silent mother.
Staples, Suzanne Fisher. (1989). Shabanu : daughter of the wind. New York : Knopf. INTR-FIC S7944SH
When eleven-year old Shabanu, the daughter of a nomad in the Cholistan Desert of present-day Pakistan, is pledged in marriage to an older man whose money will bring prestige to the family, she must either accept the decision, as is the custom, or risk the consequences of defying her father's wishes.
Paulsen, Gary. (1989). The winter room. New York : Orchard Books. INTR-FIC P3324wi
A young boy growing up on a northern Minnesota farm describes the scenes around him and recounts his old Norwegian uncle's tales of an almost mythological logging past.
Hamilton, Virginia. (1988). In the beginning : creation stories from around the world. (Illustrated by Barry Moser). San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. 291.2 H221i
An illustrated collection of twenty-five myths from various parts of the world explaining the creation of the world.
Myers, Walter Dean. (1988). Scorpions. New York : Harper & Row. INTR-FIC M996SC
After reluctantly taking on the leadership of the Harlem gang, the Scorpions, Jamal finds that his enemies treat him with respect when he acquires a gun--until a tragedy occurs.
Mazer, Norma Fox. (1987). After the rain. New York : W. Morrow. INTR-FIC M4764AF
After discovering her grandfather is dying, fifteen-year-old Rachel gets to know him better than ever before and finds the experience bittersweet.
Paulsen, Gary. (1987). Hatchet : a novel. New York : Bradbury Press. INTR-FIC P3324HA
After a plane crash, thirteen-year-old Brian spends fifty-four days in the Canadian wilderness, learning to survive with only the aid of a hatchet given him by his mother, and learning also to survive his parents' divorce.
Rylant, Cynthia. (1986). A fine white dust. New York : Bradbury Press. INTR-FIC R994FI
The visit of the traveling Preacher Man to his small North Carolina town gives new impetus to thirteen-year-old Peter's struggle to reconcile his own deeply felt religious belief with the beliefs and non-beliefs of his family and friends.
Bauer, Marion Dane. (1986). On my honor. New York : Clarion Books. INTR-FIC B3447ON
When his best friend drowns while they are both swimming in a treacherous river that they had promised never to go near, Joel is devastated and terrified at having to tell both sets of parents the terrible consequences of their disobedience.
Lauber, Patricia. (1986). Volcano : the eruption and healing of Mount St. Helens. New York : Bradbury Press. 551.2 L366v
An account of how and why Mount St. Helens erupted in May 1980 and the destruction it caused, and a discussion of the return of life to that area.
Blumberg, Rhoda. (1985). Commodore Perry in the land of the Shogun. New York : Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books. 952 B658c
Details Commodore Matthew Perry's role in opening Japan's closed society to world trade in the 1850s, one of history's most significant diplomatic achievements.
Paulsen, Gary. (1985). Dogsong : a novel. New York, N.Y. : Bradbury Press. INTR-FIC P3324DO
A fourteen-year-old Eskimo boy who feels at odds with aspects of modern life takes a 1400-mile journey by dog sled across ice, tundra, and mountains seeking his own "song" of himself.
Jukes, Mavis. (1984). Like Jake and me. (Pictures by Lloyd Bloom). New York, NY : Knopf : Distributed by Random House. PRIM-FIC J93LI
Alex feels that he does not have much in common with his stepfather Jake until a fuzzy spider brings them together.
Brooks, Bruce. (1984). The moves make the man : a novel. New York, N.Y. : Harper & Row. INTR-FIC B8728MO
A Black boy and an emotionally troubled white boy in North Carolina form a precarious friendship.
Fox, Paula. (1984). One-eyed cat : a novel. Scarsdale, N.Y. : Bradbury Press. INTR-FIC F793ON
An eleven-year-old shoots a stray cat with his new air rifle, subsequently suffers from guilt, and eventually assumes responsibility for it.
Speare, Elizabeth George. (1983). The sign of the beaver. Boston : Houghton Mifflin. INTR-FIC S7412SI
Left alone to guard the family's wilderness home in eighteenth-century Maine, a boy is hard-pressed to survive until local Indians teach him their skills.
Voigt, Cynthia. (1983). A solitary blue. New York : Atheneum. INTR-FIC V891SO
Jeff's mother, who deserted the family years before, reenters his life and widens the gap between Jeff and his father, a gap that only truth, love, and friendship can heal.
Lasky, Kathryn. (1983). Sugaring time. (Photographs by Christopher G. Knight). New York : Macmillan. 633.6 L345s
Text and photographs show how a family taps the sap from maple trees and processes it into maple syrup.
Brittain, Bill. (1983). The wish giver : three tales of Coven Tree. (Drawings by Andrew Glass). Cambridge, Mass. : Harper & Row. INTR-FIC B8628WI
When a strange little man comes to the Coven Tree Church Social promising he can give people exactly what they ask for, three young believers-in-magic each make a wish that comes true in the most unexpected way.
McKinley, Robin. (1982). The blue sword. New York : Greenwillow Books. INTR-FIC M1585BL
Harry, bored with her sheltered life in the remote orange-growing colony of Daria, discovers magic in herself when she is kidnapped by a native king with mysterious powers.
Steig, William. (1990, c1982). Doctor De Soto. New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. PRIM-FIC S8187doc
Dr. De Soto, a mouse dentist, copes with the toothaches of various animals except those with a taste for mice, until the day a fox comes to him in great pain.
Fleischman, Paul. (1982). Graven images : 3 stories. (Illustrations by Andrew Glass). New York : Harper & Row. INTR-FIC F5965GR
A man's life is influenced by an image carved from stone, a woman's by one carved from wood, and a boy by one made of copper.
Fritz, Jean. (1982). Homesick, my own story. (Illustrated with drawings by Margot Tomes and photographs). New York : Putnam. INTR-FIC F9198HO
The author's fictionalized version, though all the events are true, of her childhood in China in the 1920's.
Hamilton, Virginia. (1982). Sweet whispers, Brother Rush. New York, N.Y. : Philomel Books. INTR-FIC H2218SW
Fourteen-year-old Tree, resentful of her working mother who leaves her in charge of a retarded brother, encounters the ghost of her dead uncle and comes to a deeper understanding of her family's problems.
Cleary, Beverly. (1981). Ramona Quimby, age 8. (Illustrated by Alan Tiegreen). New York : Morrow. INTR-FIC C623RAIS
The further adventures of the Quimby family as Ramona enters the third grade.
Siegal, Aranka. (1981). Upon the head of the goat : a childhood in Hungary, 1939-1944. New York : Farrar Straus Giroux. 940.54 S571u
Nine-year-old Piri describes the bewilderment of being a Jewish child during the 1939-1944 German occupation of her hometown (then in Hungary and now in the Ukraine) and relates the ordeal of trying to survive in the ghetto.
Langton, Jane. (1980). The fledgling. New York : Harper & Row. INTR-FIC L2864fl
Georgie's fondest hope, to be able to fly, is fleetingly fulfilled when she is befriended by a Canada goose.
L'Engle, Madeleine. (1980). A ring of endless light. New York : Farrar, Straus, Giroux. INTR-FIC L566RI
During the summer her grandfather is dying of leukemia and death seems all around, 15-year-old Vicky finds comfort with the pod of dolphins with which she has been doing research.
Kherdian, David. (1979). The road from home : the story of an Armenian girl. New York : Greenwillow Books. 921 K454k
A biography of the author's mother concentrating on her childhood in Turkey before the Turkish government deported its Armenian population.
Paterson, Katherine. (1978). The great Gilly Hopkins. New York : Crowell. PRIM-FIC P296G
An eleven-year-old foster child tries to cope with her longings and fears as she schemes against everyone who tries to be friendly.
Cleary, Beverly. (1977). Ramona and her father. (Illustrated by Alan Tiegreen). New York : Morrow. INTR-FIC C6232ra
The family routine is upset during Ramona's year in second grade when her father unexpectedly loses his job.
Highwater, Jamake. (1977). Anpao : an American Indian odyssey. (Pictures by Fritz Scholder). Philadelphia : Lippincott. 398.2 H638a
Traditional tales from North American Indian tribes woven into one story that relates the adventures of one boy as he grows to manhood.
Steig, William. (1976). Abel's island. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux. INTR-FIC S8184AB
Castaway on an uninhabited island, Abel, a very civilized mouse, finds his resourcefulness and endurance tested to the limit as he struggles to survive and return to his home.
Bond, Nancy. (1976). A string in the harp. (Map and frontispiece drawing by Allen Davis). New York : Atheneum. INTR-FIC B7116ST
Relates what happens to three American children, unwillingly transplanted to Wales for one year, when one of them finds an ancient harp-tuning key that takes him back to the time of the great sixth-century bard Taliesin.
Mathis, Sharon Bell. (1975). The hundred penny box. (Illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon). New York : Viking Press. INTR-FIC M431H
Michael's love for his great-great-aunt who lives with them leads him to intercede with his mother who wants to toss out all her old things.
Yep, Laurence. (1975). Dragonwings. New York : Harper & Row. INTR-FIC Y47DW
In the early twentieth century a young Chinese boy joins his father in San Francisco and helps him realize his dream of making a flying machine.
Raskin, Ellen. (1974). Figgs & phantoms. New York : E. P. Dutton. INTR-FIC R225FI
Chronicles the adventures of the unusual Figg family after they left show business and settled in the town of Pineapple.
Collier, James Lincoln, and Christopher Collier. (1974). My brother Sam is dead. New York : Four Winds Press. INTR-FIC C6993my
Recounts the tragedy that strikes the Meeker family during the Revolution when one son joins the rebel forces while the rest of the family tries to stay neutral in a Tory town.
Pope, Elizabeth Marie. (1974). The perilous gard. (Illustrated by Richard Cuffari). Boston : Houghton Mifflin. INTR-FIC P8253PE
In 1558 while imprisoned at Elwenwood Hall, a remote castle in northern England, teenaged Kate Sutton finds herself involved in a series of mysterious events that eventually bring her to an underground labyrinth peopled by the last practitioners of druidic magic.
Greene, Bette. (1974). Philip Hall likes me, I reckon maybe. (Pictures by Charles Lilly). New York : Dial Press. INTR-FIC G799P
Eleven-year-old Beth thinks that Philip Hall likes her, but their on-again, off-again relationship sometimes makes her wonder.
Cooper, Susan. (1973). The dark is rising. (Illustrated by Alan E. Cober). New York : Atheneum. INTR-FIC C7785da
On his eleventh birthday Will Stanton discovers that he is the last of the Old Ones, destined to seek the six magical Signs that will enable the Old Ones to triumph over the evil forces of the Dark.
Lobel, Arnold. (1972). Frog and toad together. New York : HarperCollins. PRIM-FIC L7975FS
Five further adventures of two best friends as they share cookies, plant a garden, and test their bravery.
Reiss, Johanna. (1972). The upstairs room. New York : Crowell. 940.53 R378u
A Dutch Jewish girl describes the two-and-one-half years she spent in hiding in the upstairs bedroom of a farmer's house during World War II.
Snyder, Zilpha Keatley. (1972). The witches of Worm. (Illustrated by Alton Raible). New York : Atheneum. INTR-FIC S6755WI
A lonely twelve-year-old is convinced that the cat she finds is possessed by a witch and is responsible for her own strange behavior.
Eckert, Allan W. (1971). Incident at Hawk's Hill. (Illustrated by John Schoenherr). Boston : Little, Brown. INTR-FIC E192IN
A shy, lonely six-year-old wanders into the Canadian prairie and spends a summer under the protection of a badger.
Hamilton, Virginia. (1971). The planet of Junior Brown. New York : Macmillan. INTR-FIC H2218PLN
Already a leader in New York's underground world of homeless children, Buddy Clark takes on the responsibility of protecting the overweight, emotionally disturbed friend with whom he has been playing hooky from eighth grade all semester.
Le Guin, Ursula K. (1974). The tombs of Atuan. (Illustrated by Gail Garraty). New York : Atheneum. INTR-FIC L521TO
Arha's isolated existence as high priestess in the tombs of Atuan is jarred by a thief who seeks a special treasure.
Miles, Miska. (1971). Annie and the Old One. (Illustrated by Peter Parnall). Boston : Little, Brown. PRIM-FIC M6435AN
A Navajo girl unravels a day's weaving on a rug whose completion, she believes, will mean the death of her grandmother.
Snyder, Zilpha Keatley. (1971). The headless Cupid. ( Illustrated by Alton Raible). New York : Atheneum. INTR-FIC S6755HE
Life is never quite the same again for eleven-year-old David after the arrival of his new stepsister, a student of the occult.
Babbitt, Natalie. (1970). Kneeknock Rise. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux. INTR-FIC B1124KN
Everyone else in the village is afraid of the creature who supposedly dwells at the top of Kneeknock Rise but young Egan investigates for himself.
Engdahl, Sylvia Louise. (1970). Enchantress from the stars. (Drawings by Rodney Shackell). New York : Atheneum. INTR-FIC E574EN
Three civilizations from different planets in widely varying stages of development clash in what could be either a mutually disastrous or beneficial encounter.
O'Dell, Scott. (1970). Sing down the moon. Boston : Houghton Mifflin. INTR-FIC O236SI
A young Navajo girl recounts the events of 1864 when her tribe was forced to march to Fort Sumner as prisoners of the white soldiers.
Ish-Kishor, Sulamith. (1969). Our Eddie. New York : Pantheon Books. INTR-FIC I79OU
Two young people relate the difficulties a family suffers at the hands of an idealistic, religious, and loving father who cannot understand the needs of his family.
Moore, Janet Gaylord. (1968). The many ways of seeing; an introduction to the pleasures of art. Cleveland : World Pub. Co.
An introduction to art appreciation through a brief history of art, an explanation of various techniques and styles, and suggested exercises for the amateur.
Steele, Mary Q. (1969). Journey outside. (Woodcuts by Rocco Negri). New York : Viking Press. INTR-FIC S8145JO
The Raft People live in darkness and travel a circular journey on a underground river. One boy finds his way outside and tries to learn as much as possible so he can ultimately lead his people there to the Better Place.
Lester, Julius. (1998). To be a slave. (Paintings by Tom Feelings). New York : Dial Books. 326 L642T
A compilation, selected from various sources and arranged chronologically, of the reminiscences of slaves and ex-slaves about their experiences from the leaving of Africa through the Civil War and into the early twentieth century.
Singer, Isaac Bashevis. (1968). When Shlemiel went to Warsaw & other stories. (Pictures by Margot Zemach. Translated by the author and Elizabeth Shub). New York : Farrar, Straus and Garoux. 398.2 S617w
Eight stories based on traditional Jewish themes from Eastern Europe include: Shrewd Todie & Lyzer the Miser; Tsirtsur & Peziza; Rabbi Leib & the Witch Cunegunde; The Elders of Chelm & Genendel's Key; Shlemiel, the Businessman; Utzel & His Daughter Poverty; Menaseh's Dream; When Shlemiel went to Warsaw.
Konigsburg, E. L. (1968, c1967). Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and me, Elizabeth. New York : Atheneum. INTR-FIC K82JE
Two fifth-grade girls, one of whom is the first black child in a middle-income suburb, play at being apprentice witches.
O'Dell, Scott. (1967). The black pearl. (Illustrated by Milton Johnson). Boston : Houghton Mifflin. INTR-FIC O236bl
In claiming as his own the magnificent black pearl he finds, a sixteen-year-old youth enrages the sea devil who legend says is its owner.
Singer, Isaac Bashevis. (1967). The fearsome inn. (Illustrated by Nonny Hogrogian. Translated by the author and Elizabeth Shub). New York : Scribner. INTR-FIC S6173F
Two witches, who practice their evil trade on lost travelers, are banished through the wisdom of a student of the holy cabala, and the power of his magic chalk
Snyder, Zilpha Keatley. (1967). The Egypt game. (Drawings by Alton Raible). New York : Atheneum. INTR-FIC S6755DV
A group of children, entranced with the study of Egypt, play their own Egypt game, are visited by a secret oracle, become involved in a murder, and befriend the Professor before they move on to new interests, such as Gypsies.
O'Dell, Scott. (1966). The King's fifth. (Decorations and maps by Samuel Bryant). Boston : Houghton-Mifflin. INTR-FIC O236KI
A young mapmaker describes his adventures as he draws maps and travels with one of Coronado’s captains in search of the legendary gold and riches of Cibola.
Singer, Isaac Bashevis. (1966). Zlateh the goat, and other stories. New York : Harper & Row. 398.2 S617z
Presents a stories from Middle-European Jewish folklore and legends, where the cruelties of life can be offset by visits from angels and demons.
Weik, Mary Hays. (1966). The jazz man. (Woodcuts by Ann Grifalconi). New York : Atheneum. INTR-FIC W421ja
Nine-year-old Zeke, who lives in Harlem, listens to the wonderful music coming from the jazz musician's piano across the court and escapes for a while from the harsh realities that worry him.
Alexander, Lloyd. (1965). The black cauldron. New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston. INTR-FIC A376B
The warriors of Prydain set out to find and destroy the great cauldron where the stolen bodies of the slain are born to deathless combat.
Jarrell, Randall. (1965). The animal family. (Decorations by Maurice Sendak). New York : Pantheon Books. INTR-FIC J376A
After a mermaid comes to his island cottage, the hunter brings home a bear and a lynx to live with them, and one day the bear and the lynx bring home a boy.
Stolz, Mary. (1965). The noonday friends. (Pictures by Louis S. Glanzman). New York : Harper & Row. INTR-FIC S8769NO
Franny Davis needs a friend, but her father is artistic and her mother has to work, leaving Franny with many duties at home, and school is almost ruined by all the humiliation she suffers in getting free lunch tickets, until she finds an unexpected friend.
Hunt, Irene. (1964). Across five Aprils. (Jacket and endsheets by Albert John Pucci). Chicago : Follett Pub. Co. INTR-FIC H9414AC
Young Jethro Creighton grows from a boy to a man when he is left to take care of the family farm in Illinois during the difficult years of the Civil War.
North, Sterling. (1963). Rascal, a memoir of a better era. (Illustrated by John Schoenherr). New York : Dutton. INTR-FIC N867RA
The author's carefree life in a small midwestern town at the close of World War I, and his adventures with his pet raccoon, Rascal.
Wier, Ester. (1963). The loner. (Illustrated by Christine Price). New York : D. McKay Co. INTR-FIC W648LO
A lonely boy who has no home and works as a migrant laborer makes friends with a sheep-raising family.
Leodhas, Sorche Nic. (1962). Thistle and thyme; tales and legends from Scotland. (Illustrated by Evaline Ness). New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston. 398.2 L577T
A collection of ten Scottish legends and cottage tales.
Coolidge, Olivia E. (1962). Men of Athens. (Illustrated by Milton Johnson). Boston : Houghton Mifflin.
A book of short stories about the men who lived during the Golden Age of Greece, including Themistocles, the ambassador, Pericles the warrior, and Criton, the athlete.
Tunis, Edwin. (1961). Frontier living. Cleveland : World Pub. Co. E161 .T85
Describes frontier life beginning in the Piedmont in the 1700's, moves westward with the pioneers and illustrates every aspect of daily living.
McGraw, Eloise Jarvis. (1977?,c1961). The golden goblet. Madison, WI : Turtleback Books. INTR-FIC M1473go
A young Egyptian boy struggles to reveal a hideous crime and reshape his own destiny.
Stolz, Mary. (1961). Belling the tiger. (Pictures by Beni Montresor). New York : Harper. INTR-FIC S876BE
Small twin mice, Bob and Ozzie are chosen to bell the house cat.
Johnson, Gerald W. (1960). America moves forward. A history for Peter. (Illustrated by Leonard Everett Fisher). New York : Morrow. 973 J67am
Tells the story of our country from 1917 through the 1950's.
Schaefer, Jack. (1960). Old Ramon. Boston : Houghton Mifflin. INTR-FIC S294O
The story of a young boy who, under the tutelage of a wise old shepherd, learns about animals, how to overcome fear, face death and responsibility, and the differences between being alone and being lonely.
Selden, George. (1960). The cricket in Times Square. (Illustrated by Garth Williams). New York : Ariel Books. INTR-FIC S4647CR
The adventures of a country cricket who unintentionally arrives in New York and is befriended by Tucker Mouse and Harry Cat.
George, Jean Craighead. (1959). My side of the mountain. (Illustrated by Jean George). New York : Dutton. INTR-FIC G3485MY
A young boy relates his adventures during the year he spends living alone in the Catskill Mountains including his struggle for survival, his dependence on nature, his animal friends, and his ultimate realization that he needs human companionship.
Johnson, Gerald W. (1959). America is born : a history for Peter. (Illustrated by Leonard Everett Fisher). New York : Morrow. 973 J67a
A history of the beginnings of the United States, from Columbus to the Constitutional Convention in 1787.
Kendall, Carol. (1959). The Gammage cup. (Illustrated by Erik Blegvad). New York : Harcourt, Brace. INTR-FIC K333GA
A handful of Minnipins, a sober and sedate people, rise up against the Periods, the leading family of an isolated mountain valley, and are exiled to a mountain where they discover that the ancient enemies of their people are preparing to attack.
Carlson, Natalie Savage. (1958). The family under the bridge. (Pictures by Garth Williams). New York : Harper. INTR-FIC C2845fa
An old tramp, adopted by three fatherless children when their mother hides them under a bridge on the Seine, finds a home for mother and children and a job for himself.
De Jong, Meindert. (1958). Along came a dog. (Pictures by Maurice Sendak). New York : Harper. INTR-FIC D327ALO
A stray dog earns a home for himself by protecting a little red hen and her chicks from a preying hawk.
Kalnay, Francis. (1958). Chúcaro, wild pony of the Pampa. New York : Harcourt, Brace. INTR-FIC K145CH
Tells a story set in Argentina about a twelve-year-old farm boy's struggle to keep his pony when the ranch owner wants it. .
Steele, William O. (1958). The perilous road. (Illustrated by Paul Galdone). New York : Harcourt, Brace. INTR-FIC S8148PE
Fourteen-year-old Chris, bitterly hating the Yankees for invading his Tennessee mountain home, learns a difficult lesson about the waste of war and the meaning of tolerance and courage when he reports the approach of a Yankee supply troop to the Confederates, only to learn that his brother is probably part of that troop.
Sandoz, Mari. (1986, c1957). The horsecatcher. Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press. INTR-FIC S2188ho
Unable to kill, a young Cheyenne is scorned by his tribe when he chooses to become a horse catcher rather than a warrior.
Enright, Elizabeth. (1957). Gone-away lake. New York : Harcourt. INTR-FIC E597GO
Portia and her cousin Julian discover adventure in a hidden colony of forgotten summer houses on the shores of a swampy lake.
Lawson, Robert. (1957). The great wheel. New York : Viking Press. INTR-FIC L425GR
Eighteen-year-old Conn leaves Ireland and sails to America, where he helps build the first Ferris wheel for the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893.
Gurko, Leo. (1957). Tom Paine, freedom's apostle. New York : Crowell.
Tells about the author of the pamphlet, "Common Sense", who was virtually unknown when he arrived in America from England, but whose name became a household word.
Gipson, Fred. (1956). Old Yeller. (Drawings by Carl Burger). New York : Harper. INTR-FIC G5145OL
The story of a boy and his dog in the Texas hill country of the 1860s.
De Jong, Meindert. (1956). The house of sixty fathers. (Pictures by Maurice Sendak). New York : Harper. INTR-FIC D327HOU
Alone in a sampan with his pig and three ducklings, a little Chinese boy is whirled down a raging river, back to the town from which he and his parents had escaped the invading Japanese, and spends long and frightening days regaining his family and new home.
Judson, Clara Ingram. (1956). Mr. Justice Holmes. (Illustrated by Robert Todd). Chicago : Follett Pub. Co.
A biography of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., describing his early education at dame and latin schools and Harvard College, his years of military service during the Civil War, his study of law, his work on The Common Law and his years as lawyer and judge in Massachusetts and as justice of the Supreme Court.
Rhoads, Dorothy. (1994?,c1956). The corn grows ripe. (Illustrated by Jean Charlot). Magnolis, MA : Peter Smith. INTR-FIC R4763co
Tigre, a twelve-year-old Mayan boy living in a modern-day village in Yucatán, must learn to be a man when his father is injured.
De Angeli, Marguerite. (1956). Black fox of Lorne. Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday.
Twin sons of a Viking chieftain make clever use of their identical appearance when shipwrecked on the Scottish coast in the lusty days of the tenth century.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. (1955). The secret river. (Illustrated by Leonard Weisgard). New York : Scribner. INTR-FIC R259S
When hard times come to her family, Calpurnia and her dog Buggy-horse go to Mother Albirtha who tells her there's a secret river and to find it she need only follow her nose.
Lindquist, Jennie D. (1955). The golden name day. (Pictures by Garth Williams). New York : Harper. INTR-FIC L7475GO
While nine-year-old Nancy is staying with her adopted Swedish grandparents for a year, everyone tries to figure out how she can celebrate a name day since her name isn't Swedish.
Shippen, Katherine Binney. (1955). Men, microscopes, and living things. (Illustrated by Anthony Ravielli). New York : Viking Press.
A history of how man began to understand his environment.
Dalgliesh, Alice. (1954). The courage of Sarah Noble. (Illustrations by Leonard Weisgard). New York : Charles Scribner's Songs. INTR-FIC D142CO
Remembering her mother's words, an eight-year-old girl finds courage to go alone with her father to build a new home in the Connecticut wilderness and to stay with the Indians when her father goes back to bring the rest of the family.
Ullman, James Ramsey. (1954). Banner in the sky. Philadelphia : Lippincott. INTR-FIC U418BA
"Fifteen years ago, Rudi Matt's father died trying to climb the Citadel, the last unconquered summit in the Alps. Now, at 16, Rudi wants to place his banner on the top to prove that it can be done."
Bishop, Claire Huchet. (1953). All alone. (Illustrated by Feodor Rojankovsky). New York : Viking Press.
The people of a French village in the Alps never work together until two shepherd boys and a potential catastrophe show them the way.
De Jong, Meindert. (1953). Shadrach. (Pictures by Maurice Sendak). New York : Harper & Row. INTR-FIC D327SHA
Davie finds it almost unbelievable that he has a pet rabbit all his own, and he's devastated on the day he goes out to the barn and finds that Shadrach has slipped out of his hutch and disappeared.
De Jong, Meindert. (1953). Hurry home, Candy. (Pictures by Maurice Sendak). New York : Harper. INTR-FIC D327HUR
A pup forced into the lonely, precarious existence of a stray eventually finds a warm lasting companionship.
Judson, Clara Ingram. (1953). Theodore Roosevelt, fighting patriot. (Pencil drawings by Lorence F. Bjorklund). Chicago : Wilcox & Follett.
This biography shows how Theodore Roosevelt's love of the outdoors helped him to overcome his sickly youth and emphasizes his interest in law and government, and his many varied contributions to his country.
Buff, Mary and Conrad. (1953). Magic maize. Boston : Houghton Mifflin. INTR-FIC B9293MA
Fabian has grown up with the old Mayan beliefs of gods and customs from the past. When a gringo gives him a new kind of maize which he plants, then he finds an ancient earplug, Fabian starts something that changes everything for the better.
White, E. B. (1952). Charlotte's web. (Pictures by Garth Williams). New York : Harper. INTR-FIC W583C
When he discovers that he is destined to be someone’s dinner, Wilbur the pig is desolate until his spider friend Charlotte decides to help him.
McGraw, Eloise Jarvis. (1952). Moccasin trail. New York : Coward-McCann. INTR-FIC M147MOC
A pioneer boy, brought up by Crow Indians, is reunited with his family and attempts to orient himself in the white man's culture.
Weil, Ann. (1952). Red sails to Capri. (Drawings by C. B. Falls). New York : Viking Press.
Intrigued by the three strangers who sail into Capri searching for beauty, truth, and adventure, fourteen-year-old Michele helps them discover the mysterious and beautiful Blue Grotto.
Dalgliesh, Alice. (1952). The bears on Hemlock Mountain. (Illustrated by Helen Sewell). New York : Scribner. PRIM-FIC D142BE
A young boy sent on an errand over Hemlock Mountain is not so sure he likes going alone, because there may be bears on the mountain, but with the help of the big iron pot he borrows, he completes his errand.
Foster, Genevieve. (1953). Birthdays of freedom,Vol. 1 America's heritage from the ancient world. New York : Charles Scribner's Sons.
Presents milestones in the history of mankind, describing selected political, military, and cultural events that enabled man to progress.
Baity, Elizabeth Chesley. (1951). Americans before Columbus. New York : Viking Press. 973.1 B164a
Discusses Native American art and architecture, then describes the first Americans and native peoples living here in the years before Columbus arrived in the New World.
Holling, Holling Clancy. (1951). Minn of the Mississippi. Boston : Houghton Mifflin. 598.1 H741m
Follows the adventures of Minn, a three-legged snapping turtle, as she slowly makes her way from her birthplace at the headwaters of the Mississippi River to the mouth of river on the Gulf of Mexico.
Kalashnikoff, Nicholas. (1993, c1951). The defender. (Illustrations by Claire Louden And George Louden, Jr.). New York : Walker. INTR-FIC K142de
Turgen, a shepherd in northeastern Siberia, defends the wild mountain rams and befriends a widow and her children.
Sauer, Julia L. (1951). The light at Tern Rock. (Illustrated by George Schreiber). New York : Viking Press. INTR-FIC S2555LI
Ronnie and his aunt take care of the lighthouse while the keeper is on vacation, and when he does not return as expected, they discover that Tern Rock is a perfect place to spend Christmas.
Buff, Mary and Conrad. (1951). The apple and the arrow. Boston : Houghton Mifflin. INTR-FIC B9293AP
Eleven-year-old Walter Tell awaits the skillful demonstration of his father William, a Swiss freedom fighter, who will shoot an apple from his head.
Hunt, Mabel Leigh. (1950). Better known as Johnny Appleseed. (Decorations by James Daugherty). Philadelphia : Lippincott. 921 A6488h
A story of John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed, based on the author's life-long study of the beloved American pioneer, missionary, and apple lover.
Eaton, Jeanette. (1950). Gandhi, fighter without a sword. (Illustrated by Ralph Ray). New York : Morrow. 921 G1956e
Mahatma Gandhi was a peaceful man and an influential statesman. This tells the story of his life from schoolboy to martyr.
Judson, Clara Ingram. (1950). Abraham Lincoln, friend of the people. (Pen drawings by Robert Frankenberg; kodachromes of the Chicago Historical Society Lincoln dioramas). Chicago : Wilcox and Follett Co. 921 L736j
A biography of Lincoln whose success story became the symbol of the American dream--the backwoods boy who by honesty, dignity, and kindness won the highest office in the country.
Parrish, Anne. (1950). The story of Appleby Capple. New York : Harper.
The story of a small boy's search for a Zebra butterfly, and of his adventures with the wood creatures, Indians, and the birds and beasts from a nearby zoo.
Caudill, Rebecca. (1949). Tree of freedom. (Illustrated by Dorothy Bayley Morse). New York : Viking Press. INTR-FIC C3714TR
The two eldest children of a pioneer family are determined to carry their love of beauty and learning to their new home in the Kentucky Wilderness.
Coblentz, Catherine Cate. (1949). The blue cat of Castle Town. (Illustrated by Janice Holland). New York : Longmans, Green. INTR-FIC C6565BL
A blue kitten is born once in a blue moon in a town in Vermont. His destiny is to find a friendly hearth and inspire its owner with the beauty and wisdom of the river's song.
Montgomery, Rutherford George. (1949). Kildee house. (Illustrated by Barbara Cooney). Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday. INTR-FIC M7885KI
When Jerome Kildee, a solitary man, builds a home in a redwood forest in California, he takes in some skunks and raccoons, but as they begin to multiply, Kildee looks to two human neighbors for help.
Foster, Genevieve. (1949). George Washington. New York : Charles Scribner’s Sons. 921 W318f
This story of Washington introduces him to younger children.
Havighurst, Walter and Marion. (1949). Song of the pines; a story of Norwegian lumbering in Wisconsin. (Illustrated by Richard Floethe). Philadelphia : J. C. Winston Co. INTR-FIC H3884SO
A fifteen-year-old Norwegian boy arrives in America hoping to make his fortune in the new settlements in the Wisconsin territory.
Holling, Holling Clancy. (1948). Seabird. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co. INTR-FIC H7415SE
Seabird is an ivory gull carved by Ezra Brown. Through Seabird's eyes are revealed scenes of beauty, danger and excitement from every ocean and every age of American adventure.
Rankin, Louise. (1948). Daughter of the mountains. (Illustrated by Kurt Wiese). New York : Viking Press. INTR-FIC R2115DA
Momo undertakes a dangerous journey from the mountains of Tibet to the city of Calcutta, in search of her stolen dog Pempa.
Gannett, Ruth Stiles. (1986, c1948). My father's dragon. (Illustrated by Ruth Chrisman Gannett). New York : Random House. INTR-FIC G198MY
A young boy determines to rescue a poor baby dragon who is being used by a group of lazy wild animals to ferry them across the river on Wild Island.
Bontemps, Arna Wendell. (1969). Story of the Negro. (5th ed). (Illustrated by Raymond Lufkin). New York : Alfred A. Knopf. E29.N3 B6 1969X
A history of the Negro race, from the early tribes of Africa and empire of Ethiopia, through the practice of slavery in many areas, especially the United States, to early twentieth century achievements of American Negroes.
Bishop, Claire Huchet. (1947). Pancakes-Paris. (Illustrated by Georges Schreiber). New York : The Viking Press. INTR-FIC B6222PA
A young boy in postwar Paris is unsure of what to do with a box of pancake flour he receives as a gift.
Treffinger, Carolyn. (1947). Li Lun, lad of courage. (Illustrated by Kurt Wiese). New York : Abingdon-Cokesbury Press. INTR-FIC T7865Li
Because of his fear of the sea, a young Chinese boy is sent to a distant mountain where he proves his bravery.
Besterman, Catherine. (1947). The quaint and curious quest of Johnny Longfoot, the shoe king's son. (Illustrated by Warren Chappell). Indianapolis : Bobbs-Merrill Co.
The adventures of Johnny Longfoot, the boy shoemaker who goes to visit his miserly uncle and the animals that provide help.
Courlander, Harold. (1947). The cow-tail switch, and other West African stories. (Drawings by George Herzog). New York : H. Holt and Company. 398.4 C861c
Seventeen folk tales from West Africa mostly gathered in the Ashanti country for reading aloud and storytelling.
Henry, Marguerite. (1947). Misty of Chincoteague. (Illustrated by Wesley Dennis). Chicago : Rand McNally. INTR-FIC H523MI
Paul and his sister Maureen's determination to own a pony from the herd on Chincoteague Island, Virginia, is greatly increased when the Phantom and her colt are among the ponies rounded up for the yearly auction.
Barnes, Nancy. (1946). The wonderful year. (Illustrated by Kate Seredy). New York : Julian Messner.
When Ellen's family must move from Kansas to Colorado, Ellen discovers that all the new experiences can be exciting.
Buff, Mary and Conrad. (1946). Big tree. New York : The Viking Press. INTR-FIC B9293BI
A giant five-thousand-year-old Sequoia, called Wa-No-Na by the Indians, tells its life story.
Maxwell, William. (1946). The heavenly tenants. (Pictures by Ilonka Karasz). New York and London : Harper & Brothers.
The story of a family who goes away on vacation, leaving their farm, pets, and livestock home alone, to be taken care of by the signs of the zodiac.
Fisher, Cyrus. (2004). The avion my uncle flew. (Walker Newbery ed.). (Illustrations by Richard Floethe). New York : Walker & Company. INTR-FIC F5337av
While visiting his uncle in the mountains of France shortly after World War II, Johnny stumbles upon an evil plot being hatched by a fugitive Nazi spy.
Jewett, Eleanore Myers. (1946). The hidden treasure of Glaston. (Illustrated by Frederick T. Chapman ). New York : The Viking Press. INTR-FIC J593HI
Hugh's father leaves him at Glastonbury Abbey for safety and so he can be educated. There's treasure hidden there, he hears, but what kind of treasure is it?
Henry, Marguerite. (1954). Justin Morgan had a horse. (Illustrated by Wesley Dennis). Chicago : Rand McNally. INTR-FIC H523JU
An unusual work horse raised in Vermont and known originally as "Little Bub" becomes the sire of a famous American breed and takes the name of his owner, Justin Morgan.
Means, Florence Crannell. (1945). The moved outers. (Illustrated by Helen Blair). Boston : Houghton Mifflin. INTR-FIC M483MO
A novel based on the life of a Japanese-American family in California after the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941.
Weston, Christine. (1945). Bhimsa, the dancing bear. (Pictures by Roger Duvoisin). New York : Scribner.
David, a young boy in India, one evening meets an Indian boy and a bear named Bhimsa who is no ordinary bear and who takes both boys to many strange places until they reach the great mountain.
Shippen, Katherine Binney. (1945). New found world. (Illustrated by C. B. Falls). New York : The Viking Press. 980 S557n
Just as the discovery of the Americas was "joyfulle newes" to Europeans of the sixteenth century, so will this book affect its twentieth-century readers, both young and old.
Estes, Eleanor. (1944). The hundred dresses. (Illustrated by Louis Slobodkin). New York : Harcourt, Brace and Company. INTR-FIC E794HU
In winning a medal she is no longer there to receive, a tight- lipped little Polish girl teaches her classmates some lessons about prejudice, friendship, and forgiveness.
Dalgliesh, Alice. (1944). The silver pencil. (Decorations by Katherine Milhous). New York : C. Scribner's Sons.
A young adult novel about Janet Laidlaw, an English girl, and her experiences growing up in Trinidad, London, and Scotland, and then coming to America.
Foster, Genevieve. (1944). Abraham Lincoln's world, 1809-1865. New York : Scribner. 909.81 F754A
A historical survey of Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas during the lifetime of Abraham Lincoln, examining people, places, and events which gave color to the world of the nineteenth century.
Eaton, Jeanette. (1944). Lone journey; the life of Roger Williams. (Illustrated by Woodi Ishmael). New York : Harcourt, Brace & World. 921 W7268e
Three hundred years ago Roger Williams was fighting for many of the principles of democracy that we enjoy today. This book explains what he did for us and how.
Wilder, Laura Ingalls. (1953). These happy golden years. (Illustrated by Garth Williams). New York : Harper. INTR-FIC W673TH
Laura has her first experiences as a teacher, and is courted by Almanzo Wilder.
Sauer, Julia L. (1943). Fog magic. New York : Viking Press. INTR-FIC S2555FO
All her life Greta had loved the fog , being the one child in the Addington family in that generation who did.
Estes, Eleanor. (1943). Rufus M. (Illustrated by Louis Slobodkin). New York : Harcourt, Brace and Company. INTR-FIC E794RU
The further adventures of the Moffat family in which seven-year-old Rufus attempts to rescue the family from financial distress.
Yates, Elizabeth. (1943). Mountain born. (Illustrated by Nora Spicer Unwin). New York : Coward-McCann, Inc. INTR-FIC Y316MO
A boy in a family of sheep farmers raises a black lamb to be the leader of the flock.
Estes, Eleanor. (1942). The middle Moffat. (Illustrated by Louis Slobodkin). New York : Harcourt, Brace and Company. INTR-FIC E794MI
Janey, the middle Moffat, has an imagination that leads her into many difficulties.
Hunt, Mabel Leigh. (1942). "Have you seen Tom Thumb?" (Illustrated by Fritz Eichenberg). Philadelphia : J. B. Lippincott. 921 S911H
A biography of the midget entertainer who was a favorite attraction of the P.T. Barnum circus.
Wilder, Laura Ingalls. (1953). Little town on the prairie. (Illustrated by Garth Williams). New York : London, Harper & Brothers. INTR-FIC W673LIV
Pa's homestead thrives, Laura gets her first job in town, blackbirds eat the corn and oats crops, Mary goes to college, and Laura gets into trouble at school, but becomes a certified school teacher.
Foster, Genevieve. (1941). George Washington's world. New York : C. Scribner's Sons. 909.7 F754g
Tells the story of George Washington's life, of the people who were living when he did, both in America, and all over the world , of what they did when they were children, and how later on the pattern of their lives fitted together.
Lenski, Lois. (1941). Indian captive : the story of Mary Jemison. New York : Frederick A. Stokes Co. 921 J495L
The story of Mary Jemison , a young girl taken by Seneca Indians during a raid, who chose to stay and live as one with them.
Gaggin, Eva Roe. (1941). Down Ryton water. New York : Viking Press.
A novel about covering twenty years of the life of Matt Over and recreates the story of the Pilgrims.
Gates, Doris. (1940). Blue willow. (Illustrated by Paul Lantz). New York : Viking Press. INTR-FIC G2593BL
A little girl, who wants most of all to have a real home and to go to a regular school, hopes that the valley her family has come to, which so resembles the pattern on her treasured blue willow plate, will be their permanent home.
Carr, Mary Jane. (1940). Young Mac of Fort Vancouver. (Illustrated by Richard A. Holberg). New York : Crowell.
In 1832 a Scotch-Indian boy was sent by his mother to stay at the Hudson Bay post at Fort Vancouver.
Wilder, Laura Ingalls. (1953). The long winter. (Illustrated by Garth Williams). New York : Harper. INTR-FIC W673LO
After an October blizzard, Laura's family moves from the claim shanty into town for the winter, a winter that an Indian has predicted will be seven months of bad weather.
Hall, Anna Gertrude. (1940). Nansen. (Illustrated by Boris Artzybasheff). New York : The Viking Press. 921 N188h
Tells the story of Fridtj of Nansen, Norwegian explorer and statesman.
Seredy, Kate. (1939). The singing tree. New York : Viking Press. INTR-FIC S483S
Life changes drastically for a Hungarian family when World War I upsets their peaceful, contented existence and the children are left in charge of the farm.
Robinson, Mabel Louise. (1939). Runner of the mountain tops : the life of Louis Agassiz. (Decorations by Lynd Ward). New York : Random House. 921 A2628r
A fictionalized, young adult biography of the nineteenth century naturalist, teacher, and founder of the Agassiz Museum at Harvard, Louis Agassiz.
Wilder, Laura Ingalls. (1953). By the shores of Silver lake. (Illustrated by Garth Williams). New York, London : Harper & Brothers. INTR-FIC W673BYA
Ma and the girls follow Pa west by train where they make their home at a rough railroad camp and plan for their own homestead.
Meader, Stephen W. (1939). Boy with a pack. (Illustrated by Edward Shenton). New York : Harcourt, Brace. INTR-FIC M481BO
Seventeen-year-old Bill Crawford refused to be licked by the depression of 1837, and putting all his money into a case of "Yankee notions," he set out from New Hampshire for Ohio, hoping to earn his living as a peddler on the way.
Angelo, Valenti. (1938). Nino. New York : Viking Press. INTR-FIC A584ni
Nino, a little Italian boy, lives with his mother in his grandfather's house because his father has gone to America. As Nino grows up he dreams of the day when he will be re-united with his father.
Atwater, Richard and Florence. (1938). Mr. Popper's penguins. (Illustrated by Robert Lawson). Boston : Little, Brown and Co. INTR-FIC A887MI
The unexpected delivery of a large crate containing an Antarctic penguin changes the life and fortunes of Mr. Popper, a house painter obsessed by dreams of the Polar regions.
Crawford, Phyllis. (1938). "Hello, the boat!" (Pictures by Edward Laning). New York : H. Holt and Company.
When they decide to leave their home in Pittsburgh in 1817 and re-establish themselves in the West, the Doak family manages a merchant's new storeboat down the Ohio River to Cincinnati.
Eaton, Jeanette. (1938). Leader by destiny; George Washington, man and patriot. (Illustrated by Jack Manley Rosé). New York : Harcourt, Brace and Company. 921 W318E
This biography describes the change in Washington from Tory to Revolutionary point of view and his gradual development into the leader of the colonies.
Vining, Elizabeth Gray. (1938). Penn. (Illustrated by George Gillett Whitney). New York : Junior Literary Guild ; Viking. 921 P412g
Tells the story of William Penn, for whom Pennsylvania is named.
Bowman, James Cloyd. (1937). Pecos Bill, the greatest cowboy of all time. (Pictures by Laura Bannon). New York : Junior Literary Guild. 398.21 B7875p
Collected from original documents and word-of-mouth, this volume provides stories of a time when men were men and when imagination and wonder rode hand in hand with conquest.
Robinson, Mabel Louise. (1937). Bright island. (Decorations by Lynd Ward). New York : Random House.
The story of a young girl's love of the Maine seacoast and the friends she makes on and off Bright Island.
Wilder, Laura Ingalls. (1953). On the banks of Plum Creek. (Illustrated by Garth Williams). New York : London, Harper & Brothers. INTR-FIC W673ON & INTR-FIC W673onb
Laura and her family move to Minnesota where they live in a dugout until a new house is built and face misfortunes caused by flood, blizzard, and grasshoppers.
Lenski, Lois. (1936). Phebe Fairchild. New York, N.Y. : Frederick A. Stokes Co.
A story set in Connecticut in 1810 where Phebe Fairchild goes to live with her country cousins when her father takes her mother on a long sea voyage, and how she treasures her most precious possession, a book of Mother Goose tales.
Jones, Idwal. (1936). Whistlers' van. (Drawings by Zhenya Gay). New York : The Viking Press.
Gwilym learns the customs of the Romany when he follows the Whistlers' caravan in search of his grandfather over the moorlands of Wales.
Bemelmans, Ludwig. (1936). The golden basket. New York : Viking Press.
Two English girls visit the Golden Basket Hotel in Bruges, Belgium. Their adventures are enlivened by the eccentric guests of the hotel.
Bianco, Margery Williams. (1936). Winterbound. (Decorations by Kate Seredy). New York : The Viking Press.
The four Ellis children are left alone to live through the winter.
Hewes, Agnes Danforth. (1936). The codfish musket. (Illustrated by Armstrong Sperry). Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, Doran & Co.
The story of Dan Boit and his life in the nineteenth century in Boston, Washington and on the American frontier.
Rourke, Constance. (1936). Audubon. (With 12 colored plates from original Audubon prints; black and white illustrations by James MacDonald). New York : Harcourt, Brace and Company. 921 A916R
A biography of the artist and naturalist Audubon.
Stong, Phil. (1935). Honk, the moose. (Pictures by Kurt Wiese). New York : Dodd, Mead. PRIM-FIC S8816HO
What can you do when a moose adopts you?
Seredy, Kate. (1935). The good master. New York : The Viking Press. INTR-FIC S483G
Two cousins spend an adventurous summer on a ranch on the Hungarian plains.
Vining, Elizabeth Gray. (1935). Young Walter Scott. New York : The Viking Press. 921 S431V
A lame boy becomes the author of some of the most adventurous books in literature.
Sperry, Armstrong. (1935). All sail set; a romance of the "Flying Cloud." Chicago, Philadelphia [etc.] : J.C. Winston Co. INTR-FIC S751AL
When his father loses his fortune, a boy is taken on by a famous shipbuilder and eventually makes a maiden, record-breaking trip around Cape Horn on the "Flying Cloud."
Seeger, Elizabeth. (1934). The pageant of Chinese history. (Illustrated by Bernard Watkins). London, New York [etc.] : Longmans, Green and Co. 951 S451P
Covers the period from 3000 B.C. to the founding of the republic.
Rourke, Constance. (1934). Davy Crockett. (Illustrated by James MacDonald). New York : Harcourt, Brace and Company. 921 C939b
Fictionalized account of the life of Davy Crockett, hunter, pioneer, legislator and hero of the Alamo.
Van Stockum, Hilda. (1934). A day on skates, the story of a Dutch picnic. New York London : Harper & Brothers. INTR-FIC V281DA
One day the water freezes hard enough to skate on and there's no school, so Evert and Afke, the twins, and their school friends take off skating to explore.
Snedeker, Caroline Dale. (1933). The forgotten daughter. (Illustrated by Dorothy Pulis Lathrop). Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, Doran & Co.
Chloe, an orphaned slave girl abandoned by her Roman father, tries to reclaim her mother's proud Greek heritage by escaping back to the island of Lesbos.
Singmaster, Elsie. (1933). Swords of steel; the story of a Gettysburg boy. (Illustrations by David Hendrickson). Boston, New York : Houghton Mifflin Company. INTR-FIC S6175S
John Deane lives near Gettysburg. The year 1859 will be a very frightening one after he becomes involved in the Civil War.
Gág, Wanda. (2004). The ABC bunny. (Hand lettered by Howard Gág). New York : Coward McCann. PRIM-FIC G132A & PRIM-FIC G132ab
Follows a little bunny as it scampers through the alphabet.
Berry, Erick (pseud. Best, Allena Champlin). (1933). The winged girl of Knossos. New York : London, Appleton.
Inas distinguishes herself in athletic feats, diving for sponges, bull-vaulting in the arena, and in trying the wings for flying designed by her father, Daidalos. A story of Crete at he time os Ariadne and Theseus.
Schmidt, Sarah Lindsay. (1933). New land, a novel for boys and girls. (Illustrated by Frank Dobias). New York : R.M. McBride & Co.
A twin brother and sister move into Wyoming and tackle the difficulties of new surroundings and new means of livelihood with intelligence and foresight.
Colum, Padraic. (1933). The big tree of Bunlahy, stories of my own countryside. (Illustrated by Jack Yeats). New York : The Macmillan Co.
Colum relates a few more tales from his native Ireland.
Hewes, Agnes Danforth. (1933). Glory of the seas. New York : A. A. Knopf.
A novel of the 1850's centering on the maiden voyage of the first clipper ship to sail from New York to San Francisco.
Kyle, Anne Dempster. (1933). The apprentice of Florence. (Illustrated by Erick Berry). New York : Houghton Mifflin Co.
A story in Florence in the fifteenth century about the silk trade and the main characters of the tory witness the fall of Constantinople, the point at which the merchant turns his eyes for the East toward the West.
Meigs, Cornelia. (1994). Swift rivers. New York : Walker. INTR-FIC M5127sw
After being turned out by his mean-spirited uncle, Chris Dahlberg decides to harvest some of the timber on his grandfather's land in Minnesota and float the giant logs down the Mississippi River to market in St. Louis.
Swift, Hildegarde Hoyt. (1932). The railroad to freedom; a story of the Civil War. (Illustrated by James Daugherty). New York : Harcourt, Brace and Company. INTR-FIC S9774R
Tells the story of Harriet Tubman, a girl born into slavery who realized her dream of leading her people to freedom.
Burglon, Nora. (1932). Children of the soil : a story of Scandinavia. Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.
A story of two Swedish children and folk beliefs.
Lathrop, Dorothy Pulis. (1931). The fairy circus. New York : The Macmillan Co.
When the people's circus sets up its tent over their meadow, the fairies learn what a circus is and decide to have one of their own. With squirrels for lions, turtle elephants, and cowslip horns in the band, they play until dawn.
Field, Rachel. (1931). Calico bush. (Engravings on wood by Allen Lewis). New York : Macmillan. INTR-FIC F453CA & INTR-FIC F453CAL
In 1743, thirteen-year-old Marguerite Ledoux travels to Maine as the indentured servant of a family that regards her as little better than the Indians that threaten them, but her strength, quick thinking and courage surprise them all.
Tietjens, Eunice Hammond. (1931). Boy of the South seas. New York : Coward McCann.
Covers the daily life, customs, and ideals of the Polynesian people on a South Sea island.
Lownsbery, Eloise. (1931). Out of the flame. (Illustrated by Myrtle Sheldon). New York : Longman's, Green and Co.
The story of a young boy living at the Court of Francois.
Allee, Marjorie Hill. (1931). Jane's island. Boston, New York : Houghton Mifflin Company.
A story of summer doings at Wood's Hole. Jane's father is engaged in research at the marine laboratory and Jane's interest in collecting specimens leads her into various adventures.
Davis, Mary Gould. (1931). The truce of the wolf and other tales of old Italy. New York : Harcourt, Brace and Company.
The story of St. Francis and the wolf of Gubbio and six other stories of Italy for reading and telling.
Parrish, Anne. (1930). Floating Island. (Sketches by Mr. Doll). New York : Harper & Row. INTR-FIC P2617FL
Tells about the adventures of the Doll family.
Malkus, Alida Sims. (1930). The dark star of Itza, the story of a pagan princess. (Illustrated by Lowell Houser). New York : Harcourt, Brace and Company.
Story of a Mayan Princess who by sacrificing herself to the Rain God saves her people.
Hubbard, Ralph. (1930). Queer Person. (Illustrated by Harold von Schmidt). Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.
Relates the experiences of an outcast deaf-mute Indian boy as he grows to adulthood and eventually becomes a great leader.
Davis, Julia. (1930). Mountains are free. (Illustrated by Theodore Nadjen). New York : E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc.
A story of the Swiss Alps and the times of William Tell.
Hewes, Agnes Danforth. (1930). Spice and the devil's cave. (Decorated by Lynd Ward). New York : A. A. Knopf.
Story of the days of Magellan.
Vining, Elizabeth Gray. (1930). Meggy MacIntosh. (Illustrated by Marguerite De Angeli). Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, Doran.
Tale of a Highland lass who comes to the Carolinas and meets Flora MacDonald, the Scottish heroine of Prince Charlie days.
Best, Herbert. (1930). Garram the hunter, a boy of the hill tribes. (Illustrated by Erick Berry). Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, Doran & Co.
Garram, the Hunter refuses to rule over the Hill Tribe because of their poor spirit, but comes to be made Chief of a New People who elect to follow his brave and vigorous leadership.
Lide, Alice Alison and Johansen, Margaret A. (1930). Ood-le-uk the wanderer. (Illustrated by Raymond Lufkin). Boston : Little, Brown, and Co.
The adventures of a young Eskimo boy who drifted across from Alaska to Siberia.
Eaton, Jeanette. (1929). A daughter of the Seine; the life of Madame Roland. New York and London : Harper & Brothers.
A story of Madame Roland and of the French Revolution in which she played an heroic and tragic part.
Miller, Elizabeth Cleveland. (1929). Pran of Albani. (Illustrated by Maud & Miska Petersham). Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, Doran & Co.
Fourteen-year-old Pran is a daughter of the mountain tribes of Albania, by whose tradition, she is old enough to be betrothed. Her life in the mountains is interrupted by adventures and war, leading to a refugee camp, finally peace, betrothal, a vow that is broken, and marriage.
McNeely, Marian Hurd. (2008). The jumping-off place. (Illustrated by William Siegel). Pierre, S.D. : South Dakota State Historical Society Press. PRIM-FIC M169ju
"The four young orphaned Linvilles, ranging in age from eight to seventeen, went to Dakota at their uncle's death to take up his claim on the Jumping-off place. They endured heat, drought, snakes, blizzards and vindictive neighbors like the good sports they were, and at the end of the fourteen months the claim was theirs as well as the respect and liking of all their neighbors." Book Rev. Digest.
Young, Ella. (1929). The tangle-coated horse : and other tales : episodes from the Fionn saga. (Illustrated by Vera Bock). New York, Toronto : Longmans, Green and Co.
Irish folk tales filled with the mystic glory of ancient heroes.
Davis, Julia. (1929). Vaino, a boy of new Finland. (Illustrated by Lempi Ostman). New York : E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc.
Vaino is a young boy at school in Helsingfors at the outbreak of the Red Revolution.
Swift, Hildegarde Hoyt. (1929). Little Blacknose : the story of a pioneer. (Illustrated by Lynd Ward). New York : Harcourt, Brace and Co. INTR-FIC S9774Li
The story of a steam engine called Little Blacknose.
Bennett, John. (1928). The pigtail of Ah Lee Ben Loo, with seventeen other laughable tales & 200 comical silhouettes. New York, London : Longmans, Green & Co.
Delightful medley of whimsical prose and verse with thoroughly amusing and lively silhouettes.
Gág, Wanda. (1928). Millions of cats. New York : Coward-McCann. PRIM-FIC G132M
How can an old man and his wife select one cat from a choice of millions and trillions?
Hallock, Grace Taber. (1928). The boy who was. (Pictures by Harrie Wood). New York : E.P. Dutton & Co.
Nino, a goatherd, is given the gift of perennial youth by one of the famous sirens way back in the ancient days of Poenicia and Greece. Nino's pageant of carved wooden images on Corpus Christi Day, 1927. The principal figures of his memory of different ages as he shows then to an artist, whom he begs to color them, - colors specified by Nino since he has lived the history.
Meigs, Cornelia. (1928). Clearing weather. (Illustrated by Frank Dobias). Boston : Little, Brown.
The story of young Nicholas Drury's struggle to maintain his uncle's shipyard in a Massachusetts town in the difficult years following the Revolution.
Moon, Grace. (1928). The runaway papoose. (Illustrated by Carl Moon). Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, Doran & Co.
The story of a little Pueblo Indian girl and her adventures in the desert.
Whitney, Elinor. (1928). Tod, of the fens. New York : The Macmillan Company.
A story of a fenman and a mystery in old Boston, England, in the days of Prince Hal.
Young, Ella. (1927). The wonder smith and his son : a tale from the golden childhood of the world. (Illustrated by Boris Artzybasheff). New York : Longmans, Green and Co. 398.2 Y71w
Retells collected legends about the Celtic Master-Smith, a "maker of worlds" whose hound was the sun.
Snedeker, Caroline Dale. (2003). Downright Dencey. (Illustrations by Maginel Wright Barney). Bathgate, N.D. : Bethlehem Books ; San Francisco [CA] : Ignatius Press. INTR-FIC S6712do
A Nantucket Quaker community during the War of 1812 provides the background for the story of a young girl named Dencey who becomes involved with outcast Sammie when she hurls a stone at him. Ashamed, she tries to make amends but Sammie's trust must be won, and that's not easy for Dencey.
Colum, Padraic. (1925). The voyagers : being legends and romances of Atlantic discovery. (Pictures by Wilfred Jones). New York : The Macmillan Company.
Prince Henry of Portugal, named the Navigator, is the figure of history who holds these legends and histories together telling travelers the stories of older times - The tower above the ocean, The legend of Atlantis, The voyage of Maelduin, The voyages of Saint Brendan, The children of Eric the Red, On the tower, The great Admiral, The fountain of youth, Virginia, and The naming of the land.
Moore, Anne Carroll. (1924). Nicholas; a Manhattan Christmas story. (Drawings by Jay Van Everen). New York & London : G.P. Putnam's Sons.
A little Dutch boy arrives in New York on Christmas Eve and becomes entranced immediately with the city of his ancestors, and its sights at the holiday season.
Parrish, Anne and Dillwyn. (1926). The dream coach. New York : The Macmillan Co.
In this fantasy are four stories, each of which begins in real life and then describes the effects of the arrival of a magical coach drawn by 100 misty horses that bring dreams to four different sleepless children.
Hawes, Charles Boardman. (1921). The great quest : a romance of 1826, wherein are recorded the experiences of Josiah Woods of Topham, and of those others with whom he sailed for Cuba and the Gulf of Guinea. (Illustrated by George Varian). Boston : Little, Brown, and Co.
Adventures of Josia Woods of Topham who sailed for Cuba and the gulf of Guinea in 1826.
Marshall, Bernard Gay. (1921). Cedric : the forester. New York : London : D. Appleton.
A story of the deeds of a forester's son in the thirteenth-century.
Bowen, William. (1921). The old tobacco shop; a true account of what befell a little boy in search of adventure. New York : The Macmillan Co.
The story of a Tony who after smoking has many adventures with the owners of a tobacco shop which turn out to be a dream.
Colum, Padraic. (1964, c1949). The Golden Fleece and the heroes who lived before Achilles. (Illustrated by Willy Pogany). New York : Macmillan. 292 C726G
Follows the adventures of four Argonauts: Heracles, Orpheus, Tiphys and Nauplis.
Meigs, Cornelia. (1921). The windy hill. New York : Macmillan.
The adventures of two children who help their Uncle keep his lands.
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