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Catch You Later, Traitor

Avi · Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Brooklyn, New York, 1951. Twelve-year-old Pete Collison is a regular kid who loves Sam Spade detective books and radio crime dramas, but when an FBI agent shows up at Pete's doorstep accusing his father of being a Communist, Pete finds himself caught in a real-life mystery. Could there...
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Twenty and Ten

Claire Huchet Bishop

Looking for a story about courage to read to your child? One that instills character by virtue of its essence, and not by sermonizing? I always am, and this old favorite (read to me when I was nine) is luckily still in print. During the Nazi occupation of France, twenty ordinary
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The Spy Catchers of Maple Hill

Megan Frazer Blakemore · Bloomsbury
Pages: 312
Format: Print book

Hazel Kaplansky is a firm believer in the pursuit of knowledge and truth--and she also happens to love a good mystery. When suspicions swirl that a Russian spy has infiltrated her small town of Maple Hill, Vermont, amidst the fervor of Cold War era McCarthyism, Hazel knows it's up to her to find...
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The War that Saved My Life

Kimberly Brubaker Bradley · Dial Books
Pages: 316
Format: Hardcover

#1 New York Times BestsellerNewbery Honor BookWinner of the Schneider Family Book Award (Middle School) Wall Street Journal Best Children's Books of 2015New York Public Library's 100 Books for Reading and Sharing An exceptionally moving story of triumph against all odds set during World...
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I Don't Know How the Story Ends

J.B. Cheaney · Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Our story begins in a dusty little town in California, a bustling place called Hollywood... Isobel Ransom is anxious. Her father is away treating wounded soldiers in France, leaving Izzy to be the responsible one at home. But it's hard to be responsible when your little sister is chasing...
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The Many Reflections of Miss Jane Deming

J Anderson Coats · Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

High-spirited young Jane is excited to be part of Mr. Mercer's plan to bring Civil War widows and orphans to Washington Territory - but life out west isn't at all what she expected.Washington Territory is just the place for men of broad mind and sturdy constitution - and girls too, Jane...
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The Madman of Piney Woods

Christopher Paul Curtis · Scholastic Press
Pages: 363
Format: Hardcover

Bestselling Newbery Medalist Christopher Paul Curtis delivers a powerful companion to his multiple award-winning ELIJAH OF BUXTON.Benji and Red couldn't be more different. They aren't friends. They don't even live in the same town. But their fates are entwined. A chance meeting leads the boys...
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Stella by starlight

Sharon M Draper · Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

When the Ku Klux Klan's unwelcome reappearance rattles Stella's segregated southern town, bravery battles prejudice in this Depression-era tour de force from Sharon Draper, the New York Times bestselling author of Out of My Mind.Stella lives in the segregated South - in Bumblebee, North...
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The Gallery

Laura Marx Fitzgerald · Dial Books
Pages: 312
Format: Hardcover

A riveting historical art mystery for fans of Chasing Vermeer and The Westing Game, set in the Roaring Twenties! It's 1929, and twelve-year-old Martha has no choice but to work as a maid in the New York City mansion of the wealthy Sewell family. But, despite the Gatsby-like parties and trimmings...
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Genevieve's War

Patricia Reilly Giff · Holiday House
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

Thirteen-year-old American girl Genevieve has spent the summer of 1939 at her grandmother's farm in Alsace, France. Then she makes an impulsive choice: to stay in France. It proves to be a dangerous decision. World War II erupts. The Nazis conquer Alsace and deport the Jews and others....
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My Chocolate Year: A Novel with 12 Recipes

Charlotte Herman · Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 163
Format: Hardcover

Dorrie Meyers is starting fifth grade, the year of the Sweet Semester baking and essay contest at school. Dorrie is determined to win, but her cakes fall flat, her cookies look like pancakes, and she learns the hard way that chocolate-covered gum is NOT a good idea. Then Dorrie meets...
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Full of Beans

Jennifer L Holm · Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages: 208
Format: Print book

Winner of the Scott O'Dell Award Five Starred Reviews A New York Public Library Best Book for Kids, 2016 Grown-ups lie. That's one truth Beans knows for sure. He and his gang know how to spot a whopper a mile away, because they are the savviest bunch of barefoot conchs (that means "locals")...
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A Bandit's Tale: The Muddled Misadventures of a Pickpocket

Deborah Hopkinson · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 290
Format: Print book

From an award-winning author of historical fiction comes a story of survival, crime, adventure, and horses in the streets of 19th century New York City.Eleven-year-old Rocco is an Italian immigrant who finds himself alone in New York City after he's sold to a padrone by his poverty-stricken...
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The Dragonfly Pool

Eva Ibbotson · Dutton Children's Books
Pages: 377
Format: Print book

At first Tally doesn't want to go to the boarding school called Delderton. But she soon discovers that it is a wonderful place where freedom and selfexpression are valued. Tally organizes a ragtag dance troupe so the school can participate in an international folk dancing festival in Bergania...
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Night on Fire

Ronald Kidd · Albert Whitman & Company, 2015.
Pages: 264
Format: Print book

Thirteen-year-old Billie Simms doesn't think her hometown of Anniston, Alabama, should be segregated, but few of the town's residents share her opinion. As equality spreads across the country and the Civil Rights Movement gathers momentum, Billie can't help but feel stuck--and...
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Dash

Kirby Larson · Scholastic Press
Pages: 243
Format: Hardcover

Although Mitsi Kashino and her family are swept up in the wave of anti-Japanese sentiment following the attack on Pearl Harbor, Mitsi never expects to lose her home -- or her beloved dog, Dash. But, as World War II rages and people of Japanese descent are forced into incarceration camps,...
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Carry On, Mr. Bowditch

Jean Lee Latham · HMH Books for Young Readers

Readers today are still fascinated by “Nat,” an eighteenth-century nautical wonder and mathematical wizard. Nathaniel Bowditch grew up in a sailor’s world—Salem in the early days, when tall-masted ships from foreign ports crowded the wharves. But Nat didn’t promise...
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The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had

Kristin Levine · G.P. Putnams Sons
Pages: 266
Format: Print book

The last thing Harry ?Dit? Sims expects when Emma Walker comes to town is to become friends. Proper -talking, brainy Emma doesn?t play baseball or fi sh too well, but she sure makes Dit think, especially about the differences between black and white. But soon Dit is thinking about a whole...
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The Tin Snail

Cameron McAllister · Delacorte Press, 2016.
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

Get ready for a wild ride with this classic and fun World War II adventure about a boy who helps invent a car the Nazis would love to get their hands on! Thirteen-year-old Angelo knows that his father's job is in jeopardy. Only one thing can save it: inventing a car the world has never...
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The Bicycle Spy

Yona Zeldis McDonough · Scholastic Press
Pages: 197
Format: Hardcover

Marcel loves riding his bicycle, whether he's racing through the streets of his small town in France or making bread deliveries for his parents' bakery. He dreams of someday competing in the Tour de France, the greatest bicycle race. But ever since Germany's occupation of France began two years...
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Ship of Dolls

Shirley Parenteau · Candlewick Press
Pages: 257
Format: Hardcover

Can a ship carrying Friendship Dolls to Japan be Lexie's ticket to see her fun-loving mother again? A heartwarming historical novel inspired by a little-known true event.It's 1926, and the one thing eleven-year-old Lexie Lewis wants more than anything is to leave Portland, Oregon, where...
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Paper wishes

Lois Sepahban · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

Ten-year-old Manami did not realize how peaceful her family's life on Bainbridge Island was until the day it all changed. It's 1942, after the attack on Pearl Harbor, and Manami and her family are Japanese American, which means that the government says they must leave their home by the sea and join...
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Roller Skates

Ruth Sawyer

A republication of the original 1937 Newbery Medal-winning classic follows the adventures of a free-spirited tomboy in 1890s New York as she traverses the city on a pair of roller skates.
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The Girl in the Torch

Robert Sharenow · Balzer + Bray
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The Invention of Hugo Cabret meets True Grit in this heartfelt novel of resilience, hope, and discovering a family where you least expect it, from award-winning author Robert Sharenow.At the dawn of the twentieth century, thousands of immigrants are arriving in the promised land of New York...
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Love From Your Friend, Hannah

Mindy Warshaw Skolsky
Format: Hardcover

Here is a year of letters, at times hilarious, at others, touching or suspenseful. The principal correspondent is Hannah Diamond of quiet Grand View, New York, who writes one day to Edward Winchley, a farm boy of Wichita, Kansas. "when I picked that piece of paper out of the
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A Tiny Piece of Sky

Shawn K. Stout · Philomel Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

THE SUMMER STORY OF THREE SISTERS, ONE RESTUARANT, AND A (POSSIBLE) GERMAN SPYWorld War II is coming in Europe. At least that's what Frankie Baum heard on the radio. But from her small town in Maryland, in the wilting summer heat of 1939, the war is a world away. Besides, there are too many...
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All-of-a-Kind Family

Sydney Taylor · Dell
Pages: 188
Format: Paperback

Meet the All-of-a-Kind Family -- Ella, Henny, Sarah, Charlotte, and Gertie -- who live with their parents in New York City at the turn of the century.Together they share adventures that find them searching for hidden buttons while dusting Mama's front parlor and visiting with the peddlers...
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Saving Grace

Lionello Venturi · Dutton
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

The year is 1932, and the McFarland family has been hit hard by the Great Depression. When they lose their home just before Christmas, Grace, eleven, and her two younger brothers are sent temporarily to a children's home. Grace tries to understand: Mama's new baby is due any day,...
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The Coastwatcher

Elise Weston
Format: Book

It is summer 1943 and America is at war. Eleven-year-old Hugh and his family are spending the summer on the South Carolina coast. Day after day Hugh scans the Atlantic Ocean through his binoculars, looking for signs of enemy activity. It seems like a harmless way to spend time...a
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One Crazy Summer

Rita Williams-Garcia · Amistad
Pages: 218
Format: Hardcover

In this Newbery Honor novel, New York Times bestselling author Rita Williams-Garcia tells the story of three sisters who travel to Oakland, California, in 1968 to meet the mother who abandoned them. "This vibrant and moving award-winning novel has heart to spare."*Eleven-year-old...
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The Earth Dragon Awakes: The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906

Laurence Yep · HarperCollins
Pages: 117
Format: Hardcover

A gripping portrait of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake by Laura Ingalls Wilder Award winner Laurence Yep. When the quake subsides, Chin and Henry and their families are lucky to be alive. But now they must escape the fires that have broken out and find their way to safety–before...
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