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Robinson, Sharon

Summary: Eight-year-old Steve Satlow is thrilled when Jackie Robinson moves into his Jewish neighborhood in Brooklyn in 1948, although many of his neighbors are not, and when Steve actually meets his hero he is even more excited--and worried that a misunderstanding over a Christmas tree could damage his new friendship.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC ROB

Manning, Peyton.

Summary: During a trip to visit both sets of grandparents in Mississippi, brothers Eli, Cooper, and Peyton, and their father, former NFL star Archie Manning, take advantage of every opportunity to play football, practice plays, or play sports trivia games.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2009

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE MAN

Farr, Sidney Saylor

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University Press of Kentucky 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 976.953 FARR, SIDNEY FAR

Mann, Jennifer Ann

Summary: In this fictionalized biography, a teenage Maggie Higgins struggles to balance her responsibilities to her family, society's expectations for women, and her desire to pursue her education and plan for the future.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC MAN

Steig, William

Summary: A peak at the life of William Steig in 1916 when he was a young boy living in the Bronx.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Joanna Cotler Books 2003

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE FIC STE

Gutman, Dan.

Summary: Seven-year-old George "Babe" Ruth (who would grow up to become a baseball legend) steals a dollar from his father's saloon to treat his friends to ice cream. Includes timeline.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Beginning Readers - Rising Reader (Purple), Call number: JBR PURPLE GUT

Rushin, Steve

Summary: A bittersweet memoir of the author's 1970s childhood nostalgically shares observations of his family life as it was shaped by influences ranging from the Steve Miller Band and Saturday morning cartoons to Bic pens and Schwinn Sting-Ray bikes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 RUSHIN, STEVE RUS

Wilder, Laura Ingalls

Summary: "While Laura Ingalls grows up on the western prairie, a boy named Almanzo Wilder is living on a farm in New York State, Almanzo and his brothers and sisters work at their chores from dawn until supper most days--no matter what the weather. There is still time for fun, though, especially with the horses, which Almanzo loves more than anything"--Container.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Children's Audio 2004

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Audiobooks, Call number: CDA FICTION WIL

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD WIL

Stevens, Michelle

Summary: "Michelle Stevens has a photo of the exact moment her childhood was stolen from her. In it, she's only eight years old and posing for her mother's beguiling boyfriend, Gary Lundquist--an elementary school teacher, neighborhood stalwart, and brutal pedophile. Later that night, Gary locks Michelle in a cage, tortures her repeatedly, and uses her to quench his voracious and deviant sexual whims....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 STEVENS, MICHELLE STE

Kissing, Steve.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crossroad Pub. Co. 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 248.861 KIS

Osborne, Mary Pope.

Summary: Jack and Annie must travel back in time to New Orleans in 1915 to help a teenaged Louis Armstrong fulfill his destiny and become the "King of Jazz."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Children's Books 2009

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED MTH 42

Osborne, Mary Pope.

Summary: Jack and Annie must travel back in time to New Orleans in 1915 to help a teenaged Louis Armstrong fulfill his destiny and become the "King of Jazz."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2009

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED OSB

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED OSB

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC OSB

Slovo, Gillian

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 1997

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Gourley, Robbin.

Summary: From the whippoorwill's call on the first day of spring through the first snowfall, Edna and members of her family gather fruits, berries, and vegetables from the fields, garden, and orchard on their Virginia farm and turn them into wonderful meals. Includes facts about the life of Edna Lewis, a descendant of slaves who grew up to be a famous chef, and five recipes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Clarion Books 2009

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Stacks, Call number: JE Gou

Rylant, Cynthia.

Summary: After grasshoppers ruin the crops, eight-year-old Laura Ingalls and her family leave Plum Creek and move to Burr Oak, Iowa, where they experience life in a small town and help manage a hotel.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperTrophy 2007

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Arato, Rona.

Summary: In a story based on the life of the author's husband, little Paul and his family, Hungarian Jews, are sent to Bergen-Belsen, survive many hardships, are put on a train to nowhere, and rescued by American soldiers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Owlkids 2013

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Cole, Henry

Summary: Celeste is hundreds of miles from home following an unexpected journey aboard a Mississippi steamboat. After mishaps and disasters, she finds herself on the frontier in southern Indiana. It's 1822, and Celeste meets a tall, lanky boy wielding an ax: a young Abraham Lincoln.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC COL

Blanc, Katherine

Summary: Melvin the Mouth can not resist making a variety of strange noises as he imagines himself as a dragon, a shark, or perhaps a train--but his talent gets him into trouble at school.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Charlesbridge 2017

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE BLA

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE BLA

Hobbie, Holly.

Summary: When Holly's family moves from the city to a farm, she longs to get a horse for her birthday. Based on events in the author's childhood.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 2010

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE HOB

Rinaldi, Ann.

Summary: In 1542, nine-year-old Lady Elizabeth lives on an estate near London, striving to get back into the good graces of her father, King Henry VIII, and as the years pass she faces his death and those of other close relatives until she finds herself next in line to ascend the throne of England in 1558.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollinsPublishers 2008

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC RIN

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION Rinaldi

Lasky, Kathryn.

Summary: In a series of diary entries, Princess Elizabeth, the eleven-year-old daughter of King Henry VIII, celebrates holidays and birthdays, relives her mother's execution, revels in her studies, and agonizes over her father's health.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 1999

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC LAS

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC LAS

Ryan, Pam Muǫz.

Summary: A fictionalized biography of the Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, who grew up a painfully shy child, ridiculed by his overbearing father, but who became one of the most widely-read poets in the world.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2010

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction Ryan 2010

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC RYA

Yolen, Jane

Summary: In Amherst, Massachusetts, in spring, 1834, young Emily Dickinson uses scraps of paper and a pencil nub to write a poem, before she even knows her ABCs, and shares it with her household and garden. Includes author's note about Dickinson's life and work.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE Fiction Yolen 2020

Jeter, Derek

Summary: While spending the summer with his extended family in New Jersey, Derek finds a team he can play baseball with and earns money to take his best friend to a Yankees game.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC JET

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