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Swindle
3.91
When Griffin Bing surprisingly finds an old Babe Ruth baseball card in the about-to-be demolished Rockford Mansion, his first instinct is to determine ...more
Dec 31, 2008
Dec 30, 2008
 
Testing the Ice: A True Story About Jackie Robinson
4.18
If I could give this book a billion stars, I would. Testing the Ice: A True Story About Jackie Robinson is a story told from a childhood memory, that ...more
Jan 06, 2011
Jan 06, 2011
 
We are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball
4.26
We Are the Ship by Kadir Nelson reminds us that we, as baseball fans, owe a debt of gratitude to those immensely talented men of the Negro Baseball Le ...more
Feb 2009
Feb 01, 2009
 
The Phantom Tollbooth
4.21
Milo, being one very bored little boy, is amazed one day to find a a box with a bright blue envelope attached. Inside are the parts for an 'easily-ass ...more
Jan 09, 2011
Jan 09, 2011
 
Larger-Than-Life Lara
3.88
Fourth-grader, Laney Grafton, tells her story using the writing techniques taught to her by her teacher, Mrs. Smith. Her story is full of characters, ...more
Sep 10, 2010
Sep 10, 2010
 
Ballots for Belva: The True Story of a Woman's Race for the Presidency
4.11
In 1869 at the age of 39, Belva Lockwood decided to enter law school. One problem: Law Universities did not accept women. Belva set out to change that ...more
Jan 04, 2011
Jan 04, 2011
 
Neil Armstrong is My Uncle and Other Lies Muscle Man McGinty Told Me
3.63
It's the summer of 1969, and Tamara Simpson is missing her BF and confidant, Kebsie who up and moved away. She was living in foster care with Mrs. Kut ...more
Dec 20, 2010
Dec 20, 2010
 
Flight of the Phoenix (Nathaniel Fluddt, #1)
3.76
Nathaniel Fludd Beastologist: Flight of the Phoenix is a delightful little story about young Nathaniel, age 10. His parents are mostly absent while th ...more
Dec 26, 2010
Dec 26, 2010
 
Pippi Longstocking
4.09
Whew! I'm exhausted just reading about Pippi Longstockings antics. She is the cleverest, wackiest, bravest, strongest, sassiest, most unique girl you' ...more
Jan 09, 2011
Jan 09, 2011
 
The Fairy-Tale Detectives (The Sisters Grimm, #1)
3.98
Sabrina and Daphne Grimm have been in and out of foster homes for a year and half since their parents disappeared. The authorities say they have locat ...more
Jan 21, 2011
Jan 21, 2011
 
The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs
3.77
With pencil and notebook in hand, Eban McAllister sets out to find and record for gain and prosperity The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs. Eban, yo ...more
Dec 30, 2010
Dec 30, 2010
 
The Ghost, the White House and Me
3.55
Kay-Kay and Annie Granger are the daughters of Margaret Granger, president of the United States. They, of course, are all living together in The White ...more
Jan 13, 2011
Jan 13, 2011
 
Esperanza Rising
3.86
It is 1930 and Esperanza and her parents live in luxury and wealth in Aguascalientes, Mexico on their ranch. Servants Hortensia, Alfonso and their son ...more
Sep 19, 2010
Sep 19, 2010
 
Pretty Like Us
3.84
This the story about being a friend when it isn't the easiest thing to do. Beauty McElwarth, 12, 'lost' her best and only friend when she started to g ...more
Jan 07, 2011
Jan 07, 2011
 
Thank You, Mr. Falker
4.51
Thank You, Mr. Falker is a story based on the childhood of author, Patricia Polacco. As a child, she had difficulty reading and decifering numbers. Bu ...more
Nov 17, 2010
Nov 17, 2010
 
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
4.20
Minli lives in the Valley of the Fruitless Mountain with Ma and Ba. Everyday they have to work from sun-up to sundown to produce just enough food to s ...more
Mar 14, 2010
Mar 13, 2010
 
Dying to Meet You (43 Old Cemetery Road, #1)
4.00
Dying to Meet You: 43 Cemetary Road: Book One is a hilarious ghost story ( an oxymoron? ) which is cleverly written in the form of letter from I.B. Gr ...more
Nov 04, 2010
Nov 04, 2010
 
Theodore Boone, Kid Lawyer (Theodore Boone, #1)
3.67
Quite an engaging book that introduces young readers to the terminology, procedures, and laws of our judicial system, surrounded by a story which will ...more
Jan 05, 2011
Jan 05, 2011
 
The Jacket
3.50
A tiny bit outdated, The Jacket is the story of Phil (a white boy), who wrongly accuses Daniel (an African American boy) of stealing his brother's jac ...more
Jan 04, 2011
Jan 04, 2011
 
Elijah of Buxton
3.90
Elijah of Buxton,based on fact, is an inspiring, uplifting and heart-wrenching story of slavery and the cost of freedom. At eleven, Elijah has never k ...more
Jan 06, 2010
Jan 02, 2010
 
The Magician's Elephant
3.81
Orphan Peter Augustus Duchene visits a fortuneteller one day and is told that his sister, long thought to be dead, is actually alive! He promised his ...more
Mar 10, 2010
Mar 09, 2010
 
The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook
4.06
The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook is a colorful, fun look at kid superheroes (sort-of) who are brainy, nerdy, and inventors, to boot. ...more
Jan 04, 2011
Jan 04, 2011
 
The World According to Humphrey (According to Humphrey, #1)
4.04
CUTE-CUTE-CUTE...that's what the savvy, furry little hamster named Humphrey is! Ms. Mac, substitute teacher for Mrs. Brisbane's class brought Humphrey ...more
Dec 21, 2010
Dec 20, 2010
 
The Whipping Boy
3.52
Young Jemmy, a rat catcher, has been swept from the dirty and grimy streets to be whipping boy for the young royal, Prince Brat. As the name, The Whip ...more
Dec 22, 2010
Dec 22, 2010
 
Just Grace (Just Grace, #1)
3.69
Since there are four girls named Grace in her class, they each have to take on some way to be identified. Grace says, she 'wants to be called just Gra ...more
Dec 13, 2010
Dec 13, 2010
 
Passage to Freedom: The Sugihara Story
4.17
One person truly can make a difference...in Passage to Freedom: The Sugihara Story we learn how compassion, empathy, conscientiousness, and caring for ...more
Nov 21, 2010
Nov 21, 2010
 
A Dog's Life: The Autobiography of a Stray
4.17
An extremely depressing, no-nonsense book about the life of a stray dog. Virtually every form of animal abuse is covered in the story...starvation, cr ...more
Dec 24, 2010
Dec 24, 2010
 
One Thousand Tracings: Healing the Wounds of World War II
4.44
One Thousand Tracings: Healing the Wounds of World War II is a gloriously illustrated true story of one family's determination and committment to help ...more
Nov 09, 2010
Nov 09, 2010
 
Riding Freedom
4.11
Riding Freedom by Pam Munoz Ryan is based on the true story of Charlotte Darkey Parkhurst, a strong, independent young woman who made her way in a wor ...more
Sep 06, 2009
Sep 04, 2009
 
Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U. S. Marshal
4.02
The true story of African-American U.S. Deputy Marshall, Bass Reeves, who administered law in the Old West with compassion, fairness, and lawfulness. ...more
Jan 06, 2011
Jan 06, 2011
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