History & Geography
Davis. Fourteen stories of how God has been at work in Colombia, South America. People escape a burning house, see dreams and visions, try to convert kidnappers. Dramatic and exciting. He is worthy of praise!
An historically accurate portrait of family life in the polders and among the windmills in Holland during the last years of Nazi occupation during WWII . . . and the months after, as families began to come back together.
The powerful story of a young man for whom the Civil War spans five Aprils.
One of those "Wow!" books: a collection of delightful poems for young people arranged according to the birth dates of the authors -- beginning with anonymous native Americans and continuing to the present day.
The adventures of eleven-year-old Caddie growing up with her six brothers and sisters in the Wild West frontiers of Wisconsin in the late 1800s.
Award winner set in the post-Civil War South.
A heartwarming Newbery Medal winner. Dad has returned from World War II a changed man: withdrawn, touchy, unable to work. The family moves back to the family farm where dad gets the healing he needs.
Ralph is barely 8 years old when his family moves to Colorado for the sake of Dad's health, and the family tries to make a go of it on the ranch. Classic true story of ranching in Colorado in the early 1900's.
When Nick is released from the hospital after suffering from polio, he's sure his father will never look at him in the same way again. Once the best pitcher in youth league, Nick now walks with a limp and is dependent on a heavy leg brace. He isn't sure he'll ever return to the mound. When Nick starts working for Mr. Churchill, owner of a semiprofessional team, he meets Satchel Paige, arguably the best pitcher in the world. Not allowed into the major leagues because of his skin color, Satchel teaches Nick that some things can be overcome with hard work and dedication, and that just because you're down, you're most certainly not out.
When the bank forecloses on her family's home during the Great Depression, 11-year-old Margo Bandini writes to Eleanor Roosevelt for help.
In 1947, a Chinese girl comes to Brooklyn, where she starts to feel at home and to make friends.
Readers / Literature
"Git along, little . . . turkeys"? Yep! In 1860, a fifteen-year-old boy attempts to herd one thousand turkeys from Missouri to Denver, Colorado, in hopes of selling them at a profit.
Engrossing story about the first—and largest—Ferris Wheel ever built. Told by one of the workers who built it.