History & Geography
Theodore learns that heroism requires more--and less--than he imagined in this story set during the deadly flu epidemic at the end of World War I. Moving.
Readers / Literature
Claudia and her brother Jamie run away from home . . . and find themselves caught in a mystery that makes headlines. Enjoyable.
To save his aunt's home, young Jack and his butler rush off to California to join the '49ers in their hunt for gold. Fun!
Fascinating biography of Harriet Tubman, a black woman who risked her life helping other slaves reach freedom on the Underground Railroad.
Thought-provoking story of a boy who was orphaned by the Civil War as he struggles to forgive "the enemy" and discover what true courage is all about.
Two thousand Georgia textile workers were shipped North against their will to work in Yankee mills. Twelve-year old Hannalee was one of them. This is the true story of how she fulfilled her promise to return home.
The touching Newbery Honor story about a boy and the dog he loves. Set during frontier days in the Texas hill country.
The biography of Helen Keller, a blind and deaf girl who overcame her limitations through courage and the firm love of a caring teacher.
Newbery Medal winner about a mid-American farm family in the early 20th century. Charming.
Despite her father's objections, a young Amish girl secretly looks forward to attending public school where she makes a best friend and gains a new perspective on her family's way of life.
Eric wants to buy his young crippled friend Jimmy a pair of red cowboy boots.
The true story of Bruce Olson who, at 19 years of age, leaves his home in Minnesota to reach the Motilone Indians, a murderous tribe in the jungles of Colombia.
A delightful account of the exploits, the family life, and the character of the two bike builders who are generally credited with having been the first to engage in powered flight.
Beautifully written Newbery Honor story of a teen aged girl who is confronted by the challenges of life as a female member of the Navaho nation in the mid-1860s. Poignant and thought-provoking.
Famous story about an entrepreneurial boy and his humorous escapades.
George Washington Carver, once a kidnapped enslaved child, overcame significant obstacles to become an outstanding scientist.