Kathryn Lasky Books In Order

Calista Jacobs Books In Publication Order

  1. Trace Elements (1986)
  2. Mortal Words (1990)
  3. Mumbo Jumbo (1991)
  4. Dark Swan (1996)

Starbuck Family Adventures Books In Publication Order

  1. Double Trouble Squared (1991)
  2. Shadows in the Water (1992)
  3. A Voice in the Wind (1993)

Royal Diaries Books In Publication Order

  1. Mary, Queen of Scots (1994)
  2. Elizabeth I (1999)
  3. Marie Antoinette (2000)
  4. Jahanara (2002)
  5. Kazunomiya (2004)

Portraits Books In Publication Order

  1. Portraits of Flowers and Shadows (2000)
  2. Dancing Through Fire (2005)

Lucille The Pig Books In Publication Order

  1. Lucille’s Snowsuit (2000)
  2. Starring Lucille (2001)
  3. Lucille Camps In (2003)

Guardians Of Ga’Hoole Books In Publication Order

  1. The Capture (2003)
  2. The Journey (2003)
  3. The Rescue (2003)
  4. The Siege (2004)
  5. The Shattering (2004)
  6. The First Collier (2005)
  7. The Hatchling (2005)
  8. To Be a King (2006)
  9. The River of Wind (2007)
  10. The Golden Tree (2007)
  11. Exile (2008)
  12. The War of the Ember (2008)
  13. The Burning (2012)
  14. The Outcast (2012)
  15. The Coming of Hoole (2013)
  16. The Rise of a Legend (2013)

Guardians Of Ga’Hoole Guide Books In Publication Order

  1. A Guide Book to the Great Tree (With: Kathryn Huang) (2007)
  2. Lost Tales of Ga’Hoole (With: Kathryn Huang) (2010)

Camp Princess Books In Publication Order

  1. Born to Rule (2006)
  2. Unicorns? Get Real! (2007)

Daughters Of The Sea Books In Publication Order

  1. Hannah / Girl in the Shadows (2009)
  2. May (2011)
  3. Lucy (2012)
  4. The Crossing (2015)

Wolves Of The Beyond Books In Publication Order

  1. Lone Wolf (2010)
  2. Shadow Wolf (2010)
  3. Watch Wolf (2011)
  4. Frost Wolf (2011)
  5. Spirit Wolf (2012)
  6. Star Wolf (2013)

Deadlies Books In Publication Order

  1. Felix Takes the Stage (2010)
  2. Spiders on the Case (2011)

Horses Of The Dawn Books In Publication Order

  1. The Escape (2014)
  2. Star Rise (2015)
  3. Wild Blood (2016)

Bears Of The Ice Books In Publication Order

  1. The Quest of the Cubs (2018)
  2. The Den of Forever Frost (2018)
  3. The Keepers of the Keys (2019)

Tangled In Time Books In Publication Order

  1. The Portal (2019)
  2. The Burning Queen (2019)

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. The Weaver’s Gift (1980)
  2. The Night Journey (1981)
  3. Jem’s Island (1982)
  4. Beyond the Divide (1983)
  5. Prank (1984)
  6. Puppeteer (1985)
  7. Home Free (1985)
  8. Pageant (1986)
  9. The Bone Wars (1988)
  10. The Widow of Oz (As: Kathryn Lasky Knight) (1989)
  11. I Have an Aunt on Marlborough Street (1992)
  12. Beyond the Burning Time (1994)
  13. Memoirs of a Bookbat (1994)
  14. The Solo (1994)
  15. The Gates of the Wind (1995)
  16. True North (1996)
  17. Alice Rose and Sam (1998)
  18. Night Gardening (As: E.L. Swann) (1999)
  19. Star Split (1999)
  20. Robin Hood: The Boy Who Became a Legend (1999)
  21. Hawksmaid: The Untold Story of Robin Hood and Maid Marian (2000)
  22. Blood Secret (2004)
  23. Broken Song (2005)
  24. Georgia Rises (2005)
  25. The Last Girls of Pompeii (2007)
  26. Chasing Orion (2007)
  27. Poodle and Hound (2009)
  28. Ashes (2010)
  29. The Extra (2013)
  30. More Than Magic (2016)
  31. Night Witches (2017)
  32. Faceless (2021)
  33. The Secret of Glendunny (2022)

Picture Books In Publication Order

  1. I Have Four Names for My Grandfather (1976)
  2. My Island Grandma (1979)
  3. A Baby for Max (1984)
  4. Sea Swan (1988)
  5. Fourth of July Bear (1991)
  6. The Tantrum (1993)
  7. Days of the Dead (1994)
  8. The Librarian Who Measured the Earth (1994)
  9. Cloud Eyes (1994)
  10. Pond Year (1995)
  11. She’s Wearing a Dead Bird on Her Head! (1995)
  12. Lunch Bunnies (1996)
  13. Grace the Pirate (1997)
  14. Marven of the Great North Woods (1997)
  15. Hercules: The Man, the Myth, the Hero (1997)
  16. Show and Tell Bunnies (1998)
  17. Sophie and Rose (1998)
  18. The Emperor’s Old Clothes (1999)
  19. Science Fair Bunnies (2000)
  20. Science Prize Bunnies (2001)
  21. Mommy’s Hands (2002)
  22. Porkenstein (2002)
  23. Before I Was Your Mother (2003)
  24. The Man Who Made Time Travel (2003)
  25. Love That Baby! (2003)
  26. Humphrey, Albert, and the Flying Machine (2004)
  27. Tumble Bunnies (2005)
  28. Pirate Bob (2006)
  29. One Beetle Too Many (2006)
  30. Two Bad Pilgrims (2009)
  31. Newton’s Rainbow (2017)

Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order

  1. Tugboats Never Sleep (1977)
  2. Tall Ships (1978)
  3. Dollmaker (1981)
  4. Sugaring Time (1983)
  5. Atlantic Circle (As: Kathryn Lasky Knight) (1984)
  6. Surtsey: The New Place on Earth (1990)
  7. Traces of Life: The Origins of Humankind / Early Man (1990)
  8. Dinosaur Dig (1990)
  9. Think Like an Eagle: At Work with a Wildlife Photographer (1992)
  10. Searching for Laura Ingalls (1993)
  11. Monarchs (1993)
  12. The Most Beautiful Roof in the World: Exploring the Rainforest Canopy (1997)
  13. Shadows in the Dawn: The Lemurs of Madagascar (1998)
  14. A Brilliant Streak: The Making of Mark Twain (1998)
  15. Vision of Beauty: The Story of Sarah Breedlove Walker (2000)
  16. First Painter (2000)
  17. Interrupted Journey: Saving Endangered Sea Turtles (2001)
  18. Born in the Breezes: The Seafaring Life of Joshua Slocum (2001)
  19. A Voice of Her Own: The Story of Phyllis Wheatley, Slave Poet (2003)
  20. John Muir: America’s First Environmentalist (2006)
  21. Silk and Venom: Searching for a Dangerous Spider (2011)
  22. She Caught the Light (2021)

Dear America Books In Publication Order

  1. A Journey to the New World (1996)
  2. The Winter of Red Snow (By:Kristiana Gregory) (1996)
  3. Dreams in the Golden Country (1998)
  4. Standing in the Light (By:Mary Pope Osborne) (1998)
  5. My Secret War (By:Mary Pope Osborne) (2000)
  6. Christmas After All (2001)
  7. A Time for Courage (2002)
  8. All the Stars in the Sky (By:Megan McDonald) (2003)
  9. The Fences Between Us: The Diary of Piper Davis, Seattle, Washington, 1941 (By:Kirby Larson) (2010)
  10. Like the Willow Tree (By:Lois Lowry) (2011)
  11. Cannons at Dawn (By:Kristiana Gregory) (2011)
  12. Growing Up with Aloha: A Nanea Classic Volume 1 (By:,Kirby Larson) (2017)

My Name Is America Books In Publication Order

  1. The Journal of Augustus Pelletier (2000)
  2. The Journal of Douglas Allen Deeds (By:Rodman Philbrick) (2001)
  3. The Journal of Wong Ming-Chung: A Chinese Miner, California, 1852 (By:) (2013)

My America Books In Publication Order

  1. Hope in My Heart (2003)
  2. Home at Last (2003)
  3. An American Spring (2004)

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Kathryn Lasky Books Overview

Mumbo Jumbo

When a New Age cult begins buying up and closing off miles of desert in Red Forks, Arizona, archaeologist Archie Baldwin, illustrator Calista Jacobs, and Calista’s whiz kid, Charlie, investigate.

Double Trouble Squared

shared copy The Starbuck family is anything but ordinary. There are two sets of Starbuck twins: preteens Liberty and July, and their little sisters Charly and Molly. But even more extraordinary is the fact that all four children have the ability to teleflash they can talk to each other without saying a word! It’s a power that comes in handy whenever these adventurous kids are on the trail of a villian. When twins Liberty and July accompany their father on a business trip to London, a mysterious voice starts speaking through their teleflashing channels. Who is trying to contact them, and why? Using the detective skills of their hero, Sherlock Holmes, the twins set out to solve a puzzle that takes them on an exciting journey through the streets of London.

Shadows in the Water

shared copy The Starbuck family is anything but ordinary. There are two sets of Starbuck twins: preteens Liberty and July, and their little sisters Charly and Molly. But even more extraordinary is the fact that all four children have the ability to teleflash they can talk to each other without saying a word! It’s a power that comes in handy whenever these adventurous kids are on the trail of a villian. When the Starbuck family moves to a houseboat in the Florida Keys, Liberty and July discover they share a wonderful telepathic link with the dolphins in the area. When they find that someone is poisoning the water with toxic waste, and that the creatures of the Keys are dying, the twins must stop the culprits before it’s too late.

A Voice in the Wind

shared copy The Starbuck family is anything but ordinary. There are two sets of Starbuck twins: preteens Liberty and July, and their little sisters Charly and Molly. But even more extraordinary is the fact that all four children have the ability to teleflash they can talk to each other without saying a word! It’s a power that comes in handy whenever these adventurous kids are on the trail of a villian. Before the Starbuck family embarks on a trip to New Mexico, a whisper comes through the wind to Liberty. It leads her and her twin, July, to an ancient hillside dwelling that was the site of a tragedy. In their quest to rectify the wrongs of the past, the twins encounter a group of thieves who will stop at nothing to steal the artifacts in the ancient home.

Mary, Queen of Scots

Mary is only nine months old when she is crowned Queen of Scotland, succeeding her father, King James V. Because of political conflicts, she is separated from her mother and her country at the age of five. For the benefit of forging an alliance with France, she is betrothed to Francis, the son of King Henry II of France, and his wife, the vicious and jealous Queen Catherine de Medici. Mary is sent to France to live in their care until she is old enough for the marriage to take place. It is at their home, the beautiful Chateau St. Germaine, that we first meet the irresistibly charming Mary at 11 years old.

Elizabeth I

Welcome to the bizarre court of Henry VIII, where even a princess fears losing her head like her mother. Elizabeth hides her tenacious personality from everyone, especially her father. Your 21st century kid will enjoy Elizabeth’s ‘treasonous thoughts’ and glimpse the daily life of a young woman who ascended the throne at 25 and went on to rule her country for 45 years.

Marie Antoinette

Maria Antonia of Vienna has her whole life mapped out ahead of her. She is to marry Dauphin Louis Auguste, eldest grandson of King Louis XV. As his wife, she will be called Marie Antoinette, and will be the highest princess of France. Upon the death of the King, she will become Queen Marie Antoinette. But she dreads both new roles. I am just thirteen…
I am not yet ready to be a dauphine, let alone Queen, she writes


Experience the sumptuous wealth and the unforgettable drama within the Moghul Dynasty of seventeenth century India through Newbery Honor author Kathryn Lasky’s diary of Princess Jahanara. In the 1600s, the Moghul emperors of India were among the greatest and most superb rulers of the East. Jahanara is the daughter of one of these powerful figures, Shah Jahan, The Magnificent. A lover of refinement, his courts are of the finest architecture, priceless painting, unbelievable gardens, and ultra fabulous wealth. Jahanara, the oldest and favorite of his children, is showered with emeralds and diamonds and rubies. She is attended by numerous servants and learned tutors. But her world is not one of complete


Kazunomiya, along with her royal family, is thought to be a divinity, descended from the goddess of the sun, and she lives an extremely sheltered life. However, when a Japanese general signs a treaty with the white faced men from America, uncertainty and turmoil erupt in the kingdom. But the external threats do not compare to the tangled intrigue, romance, and politics that dominate the imperial palace, as wives and queens plot to destroy Kazunomiya and her mother.

Dancing Through Fire

Welcome to 19th century Paris, and the world of Degas’s dancers. 13 year old Sylvie is one of the pupils at the Paris Opera Ballet, where tutus must always be starched and pointe shoes fresh. Sylvie dreams of being a prima ballerina, but her height is a problem: she is too little. When the Franco Prussian war begins in 1870, Paris is soon under siege and Sylvie is thrown into turmoil and tragedy. Against the fiery backdrop of war, the beauty of the ballet sustains and strengthens Sylvie. Before long, her talent and drive allows her to achieve her goal and she graces the stage as a star.

Lucille’s Snowsuit

Yippee! It’s a snow day. Lucille is jealous when her big brother and sister head outside to play in their sleek snow pants and jackets while she’s stuck inside putting on her snowsuit. Literally stuck her zipper won’t zip and she can’t get her snowsuit over her boots. Worst of all, ‘Snowsuits are for babies and I’m not a baby!’ she yells. With a little help from Mommy, Lucille finally runs outside to join the snowy fun, and that’s when she discovers that perhaps snowsuits are indeed best for making the most of a snow day. From the Hardcover Library Binding edition.

Starring Lucille

Lucille the Pig, introduced in Lucille’s Snowsuit, is back and it s her birthday. She gets to open one present early: a tutu, crown, and ballet shoes from her grandparents. Lucille spends all the days before her birthday rehearsing for a performance for her family. Then her older brother and sister try to steal the limelight. Lucille, of course, manages to upstage them, and has a very happy birthday after all. A funny and right on target book with great appeal to young children.

From the Hardcover edition.

Lucille Camps In

Lucille’s older brother and sister are heading off on a camping trip with their dad, but Lucille s too young to go. No fair! Lucille is mad about being left behind, and nothing her mom does can cheer her up. Then Lucille gets an idea of her very own: If camping out is fun, why can t camping in be even better? From pitching a tent in the living room to toasting marshmallows in the fireplace, Lucille and her mom are soon on an adventure of their very own. And the only limit is their imagination…

The Capture

In the first book of this popular series Guardians of Ga’Hoole, four brave young owls band together to save their kingdom from a terrible menace. Soren is born in the forest of Tyto, a tranquil kingdom where the Barn Owls dwell. But evil lurks in the owl world, evil that threatens to change Soren’s life forever. Soren is captured and taken to a dark and forbidding canyon where there is a mysterious school. It’s called an orphanage, but Soren believes it’s something far worse. He and his new friend, the clever and scrappy Gylfie, find out that the orphanage is actually a training camp. Soren and Gylfie know that the only way out is up. To escape, they will need to do something these fledglings have never done before fly. And so begins a magical journey. Along the way, Soren and Gylfie meet Twilight and Digger. The four owls band together to seek the truth, be reunited with their families, and protect the owl world from unimaginable danger.

The Journey

In the second installment of this enchanting series Guardians of Ga’Hoole, Soren begins to discover his own inner powers as he and the other young owls embark on a mystical quest to become true Ga’Hoolian owls. It began as a dream, a quest for the Great Ga’Hoole Tree, a mythic place where each night an order of owls rises to perform noble deeds. There Soren, Gylfie, Twilight, and Digger hope to find inspiration to fight the evil that dwells in the owl kingdom. The Journey is long and harrowing. When Soren and his friends finally arrive at the Great Ga’Hoole Tree, they will be tested in ways they never dreamed and face challenges they never imagined. If they can learn from their leaders and from one another, they will soon become true Ga’Hoolian owls: honest and brave, wise and true.

The Rescue

The owls of Ga’Hoole return in the third book of the series ready to battle new and far more dangerous threats. Based on Katherine Lasky’s work with owls, this adventures series is bound to be a hit with kids. Join the owls in their quest to safeguard the owl kingdom from the encroaching evil! Out of the darkness a hero will rise! Ever since Soren was kidnapped and taken to the St Aegolius School for Orphaned Owls, he has longed to see his sister Eglantine again. Now Eglantine is back in Soren’s life, but she’s been through an ordeal too terrible for words. And Ezylryb, Soren’s mentor, has disappeared. Deep within Soren’s gizzard, something more powerful than knowledge tells him there’s a connection between these events. In order to rescue Ezylryb, Soren must embark upon a perilous quest. It will bring him face to face with a force more dangerous than anything the rulers of St Aggie’s could have devised a truth that threatens to destroy the owl kingdom.

The Siege

Much loved author Kathryn Lasky continues to bring the fantastic Guardians of Ga’Hoole owl world to life in this, the fourth book of the New York Times bestselling series. Soren’s beloved mentor, Ezylryb, is finally back at the Great Ga’Hoole Tree. But all is not well. There’s a war between good and evil in the owl kingdom. On one side is a group led by Soren’s fearsome brother, Kludd, who wears a terrifying metal mask to cover his battle scarred face. On the other side are the owls of the Great Ga’Hoole Tree, who must fight to protect their legendary tree from Kludd’s attacks. Soren, his friends, and the other owls at the Great Ga’Hoole Tree enter into fierce combat against Kludd’s forces. They win a major battle, but warfare is not over yet.

The Shattering

With its fascinating look at the owl kingdom and its messages about courage and loyalty, this fifth book in the Guardians of Ga’Hoole series is great for families to listen to together. In the midst of war, Soren’s sister, Eglantine, unwittingly becomes a spy for Kludd, leader of the Pure Ones, a group of evil owls. She is brainwashed by an owl sent by the Pure Ones to infiltrate the Great Ga’Hoole Tree. Her odd behavior eventually attracts attention, and Soren and his friends vow to find out what’s wrong with Eglantine. They ultimately learn what happened and help her reverse the effects of the brainwashing. Kludd continues to battle against the Guardians of Ga’Hoole for control of their tree. In the end, Kludd and his forces are defeated, but his conflict with Soren is not yet over.

The First Collier

Now, with this ninth Guardians of Ga’Hoole novel, the fantastic prequel trilogy to the bestselling series begins! An ancient malevolence that will threaten the very existence of The Great Ga’Hoole Tree has been loosed from the past. With his dying breath, Ezylryb tells Soren and Coryn to read the legends of Ga’Hoole hidden in his private library. There they find a world of treachery and magic in which a young king and queen struggle to keep peace while Grank, their most loyal friend and supporter, learns how to work with embers, fire and how to forge metals. He is The First Collier. Deep in a volcano in the farthest reaches of Beyond the Beyond, he discovers a magical Ember but fears its awful powers. Then a desperate plea comes from the king, and Grank rushes to the aid of his noble friends.

The Hatchling

Raised to believe in the power of hate, the young son of the evil Kludd must find the courage to defy the destiny chosen for him in this, the seventh book of the Guardians of Ga’Hoole series. Beneath a shadowed moon in a cloud streaked sky, the sacred orb splits, and a hatchling is born. It is Nyroc, son of Kludd, fallen leader of the Pure Ones. Born from evil, trained to evil, Nyroc is destined to fulfill his father’s terrible plan: the oppression of all owldom under the vicious talons of the Pure Ones. But doubt grows in Nyroc’s heart, fed by strange, forbidden legends of a great tree far away where noble owls live in peace. And a light dawns in Nyroc’s gizzard, nourished by friendship. A day is nearing when Nyroc must choose to fulfill his destiny or to defy it. It will be a day of blood and terror.

To Be a King

In this final book of the Legends trilogy Hoole reclaims the thrown of his father and goes on to wage a war against the forces of chaos, greed and oppression led by the powerful warlord tyrants. Grank, the first collier, uses his skills with fire and metals to forge weapons for battle. With great trepidation Hoole uses the power of the Ember in the final, decisive battle and wins. At the dawn of a new ear of peace, Hoole searches for the ideal place to establish not a kingdom but an order of free owls and finds the Great Tree. continued

The River of Wind

Coryn and the Band have returned to the Great Ga’Hoole Tree and restored order. With the Ember safely hidden away, the tree shakes off its gaudy golden glow and recovers its natural majesty. Meanwhile, deep in the Palace of Mists, Bess finds an ancient map fragment that reveals that there are not 5 owl kingdoms — as has been thought since time immemorial — but 6. Coryn and the chaw of chaws set off to find this unknown land. In a landscape of perpetual winter, they discover a monastery of serene, learned owls, the likes of which no one has ever seen before.

The Golden Tree

Coryn, Soren, and the Band preside over a new Golden Age of the Great Tree under the subtle influence of the Ember. All seems well, but beneath the prosperity of peace Coryn is tortured by the suspicion that his evil mother, Nyra, is a hagsfiend and that his own blood carries the haggish taint. He wanders afar searching for the truth from hagsfiends themselves putting the Great Tree in danger. Soren & the Band follow their new king to strange parts to guard him from the consequences of his obsession.


The Striga, former dragon owl from the Middle Kingdom beyond the Unnamed Sea, has come to stay at the great tree. He has earned the trust of all by saving Bell, Soren’s owlet, from Nyra, and he grows daily closer to the young king Coryn, with whom he seems to share a strange bond. The Striga senses the power of the ember hidden in Bubo’s forge and draws it closer. As his power waxes, he accuses the Band of treason and produces flimsy evidence to support his abominable claim. And so the Band is Exiled, strengthening the Striga’s hold over Coryn.

The Band seeks refuge in distant forests and enlists the help of old friends, but every action they take is construed as further treason, and agents of the Striga former Guardians hunt them mercilessly, until for safety sake the band itself must separate. They devise as system of messages and alarms and so communicate despite their isolation. Old friends, loyal family and allies help devise a plan to shake the hold the Striga has on Coryn and to free the young king and the tree from this new, insidious tyranny. It will take courage, daring and wisdom, but the Band will meet the new challenge for the sake of the king, and the Great Ga’Hoole Tree.

The War of the Ember

The strange, maniacal blue owl known as the Striga has been rousted from the Great Ga’Hoole Tree. Nyra, leader of the vicious Pure Ones, is either dead or laying low in some distant land,leaving the tree finally at peace. As if fed by an invisible spring, learning and the lively arts flourish at the great tree and spread throughout the owl kingdoms.

But unbeknowst to the Guardians, in a long empty cave deep in the Northern Kingdoms two ruthless villains join forces to conjure an ancient evil, an evil that will do their bidding and wreak havoc on the world.

When word of this growing malevolence reaches Coryn, Soren, and the Band, the young king knows he must do two things: First, he must return the ember to the Sacred Volcanoes, for the same subtle emanation from the Ember of Hoole that stimulates the quest for knowledge and invention at the great tree, also magnifies the powers of those who seek to destroy it and all for which it stands. Second, he must gather allies. Two armies grow. Gadfeathers, bears, dire wolves, and greenowls join with the Guardians, while on the other side ancient evil takes to the sky.

The Burning

In this sixth installment of the series Guardians of Ga’Hoole, Soren and his band are sent to the mysterious Northern Kingdoms to gather allies and learn the art of war in preparation for the coming cataclysmic battle against the sinister Pure Ones. In the Southern Kingdoms, St. Aggie’s has fallen to the Pure Ones, who are using its resources to plan a final invasion of the Great Ga’Hoole Tree. With the future of all Owldom in the balance, the parliament of Ga’Hoole must decide whether or not to join forces with the brutal Skench and Spoorn and the scattered remnants of St. Aggie’s who remain faithful to them. The coming conflagration will demand wisdom, bravery, and sacrifice from all the owls of the great tree and, from Soren and the band, nothing less than heroism.

The Outcast

In book 8 of the Guardians of Ga’Hoole series, Nyroc has left evil behind, but in order to be accepted at the Great Ga’Hoole Tree, he must prove his worth by completing a dangerous quest. Nyroc has exiled himself from the Pure Ones. He flies alone, feared and despised by those who know him as Kludd’s son, hunted by those whose despotism he has rejected, and haunted by ghostly creatures conjured by Nyra to lure him back to the Pure Ones. He yearns for a place he only half believes in the Great Ga’Hoole Tree and an uncle who might be a true father to him: the near mythic Soren. Yet he cannot approach the tree while the rumor of evil still clings to him. To prove his worth, Nyroc will fly to Beyond the Beyond to seek the legendary Relic as a talisman of his own.

The Coming of Hoole

Grank raises the hatchling deep in a forest far from owls that would kill the royal chick named Hoole to end the kingly line. His mother comes to visit, in disguise, and departs again. Not even the chick must know his mother’s identity. It would give him away as Hrath’s heir. Sent by an evil warlord, a hagsfiend attempts to lure young Hoole away when he first learns to fly. Grank realizes that the same evil forces that killed Hrath are after Hoole, and know where he is. To keep him safe, Grank brings him to Beyond the Beyond, a strange land of fiery volcanoes in a barren, icy landscape. more

A Guide Book to the Great Tree (With: Kathryn Huang)

Studious by nature, fortunate to have been present at the most glorious moments in the tree’s recent history, and above all honored to count as friends its most ardent champions, I, Otulissa, have decided to write a compendium, a catchall a guide, in short to the history, life, and spirit of the tree. Pause a moment before the next adventure begins to read of its natural history, its origin, and yearly changes. Read of its lesser known heroes: of Joss, brave messenger of legends; of the brothers Ifghar and Ezylryb and the treachery that bound them; of Theo, the peaceful warrior. Learn of Gylfie, Digger, and Twilight’s lives before they came to the tree. Read tales of Strix Struma, Uglamore, Trader Mags, and others. Many are the adventures still unsung! And many the brave deeds unheralded! Read of ages lost and dark; of strange ailments infecting the tree itself. Learn the feasts and holidays celebrated under moon and sun. Scan the maps, study the drawings, sample the recipes! Dear reader, though you be distant from The Great Tree, lift this tome to your eyes and learn what it is to be a Guardian!

Lost Tales of Ga’Hoole (With: Kathryn Huang)

Guided by the Knower, Otulissa has studied long in the libraries of the Others; she has probed the ancient lore of the strange and powerful dire wolves of the Beyond. And at the Great Ga’Hoole tree itself she has uncovered secret histories of Guardians she thought she knew well! Attention Dear Reader! Great mysteries will be revealed to the attuned mind in these last Lost Tales of the Great Tree! Otulissa embarks on a journey to revitalize academic vigor and historical interest at the Great Tree. Lost Tales of Ga’Hoole is the result of her labor. In finding and compiling these tales previously lost to the annals of Ga’Hoolian history, she composes her magnum opus. Otulissa tells the never before known tales of minor and invented characters in the world of Ga’Hoole. They contain new information about the owls, dire wolves, and other creatures of Ga’Hoole, but always refer back to the world and overarching storyline that readers of the series have come to love. Lost Tales of Ga’Hoole will also serve as a last hurrah for the series a loving and elegiac look back.

Born to Rule

Camp Princess is just like any other summer camp. Okay, so it’s not exactly summer, since the magical kingdom of Palacyndra has seasons that change at the drop of a tiara. And it’s not exactly camp, since the princesses stay in fully furnished turrets, complete with chambermaids. But it is a chance to get away from home and enjoy activities such as arts and crafts with diamonds, of course and moat swimming bathing tiara required!. It’s a place where Princess Alicia makes real friends, Princesses Kristen and Gunder-snap.

And for Alicia, Camp Princess becomes much more. A place of mystery. Her turret seems to be haunted, and the golden bird that she captured for the songbird contest refuses to sing a note! It’s all utterly frustrating — until one shadowy night, when Alicia feels a ghostly presence in her room and begins to discover a destiny far more exciting than anything she could have imagined.

Unicorns? Get Real!

When rumors of wild unicorns come to Camp Princess, there’s a frenzy of excitement as the royal maidens prepare for the Unicorn Round Up. But Princess Gundersnap has more important things to worry about. Her war inclined mother has taken her beloved pony, Menschmik, into battle, and Gundersnap fears for his life. Besides, Gundersnap is much too practical to believe in unicorns.

Or is she? Both the magical tapestry in the tower and her favorite local witch, Berwynna, seem to be trying to tell Gundersnap something. Could the Unicorn Round Up be more than just a bunch of royal hooey?

Hannah / Girl in the Shadows

Daughters of the Sea tells the story of 3 mermaid sisters who are separated at birth by a storm and go on to lead three very different lives. Book 1 is about Hannah, who spent her early days in an orphanage and is now a scullery maid in the house of rich, powerful family. She is irresistibly drawn to the sea and through a series of accidents and encounters discovers her true identity. Hannah relizes that she must keep the truth a secret but she also knows that soon she will have to make the choice to be a creature of the land or the sea.

Lone Wolf

Bestselling author Kathryn Lasky’s Wolves of the Beyond, the stunning new spinoff from the legendary Guardians of Ga’hoole, is now in paperback!

A wolf mother has given birth, but the warm bundle snuffling next to her brings only anguish. The pup, otherwise healthy, has a twisted paw, and the mother knows what the harsh code of the pack demands. Her pup will be taken from her and abandoned on a desolate hill. The pack cannot have weakness – the wolf mother knows that her pup is condemned to die.

But alone in the wilderness, the pup, Faolan, does not perish. This his story – a story of survival, of courage, and of love triumphant. This is Faolan’s story, the wolf pup who rose up to change forevever the Wolves of the Beyond.

Shadow Wolf

The wolf pup Faolan was born with a twisted paw, a slight defect that caused his wolf clan to abandon him in the forest to die. But Faolan, with the help of the grizzly bear who raised him as her own, survived. Now he’s made it back to his clan and as a gnaw wolf, the lowest ranking pack member. And the hardships are just beginning. Another gnaw wolf, Heep, is jealous of Faolan and sets him up for failure. As if these humiliations are not enough, Faolon is framed for the murder of a wolf pup…
. Faolan must catch the culprit in time and prove he has what it takes to be a full member of the pack.

Watch Wolf

A wolf’s eye view of the legends of Ga’Hoole in this stirring third installment of the Wolves of Beyond series by bestselling author Kathryn Lasky. Born with a twisted paw, Faolan was abandoned as a wolf pup and left to die. But not only did he survive and make it back to the wolf clan, he proved himself to be one of the most worthy wolves of all. But just as Faolan is about to take his place as one of the revered Wolves of the Watch, a fellow Watch Wolf goes missing. Faolan is sent to track her down and makes a horrifying discovery she has been kidnapped by bears. A war is coming between the wolves and the bears, and only Faolan can stop it.

Felix Takes the Stage

Bestselling author Kathryn Lasky takes readers into the world of the Deadlies–a family of friendly spiders on a search to find a new home.

The Deadlies are like any other family with a loving mother and bright, rambunctious children. Except they’re spiders. Really, really poisonous ones. But Edith and her children are kind and cultured – they would never hurt anyone.

The Deadlies had been happily living in a symphony hall until Edith’s son, Felix, had a…
misunderstanding with the maestro. Now they’re on the hunt for a new home. That is, if they can outwit the evil exterminators on their tail. Will they ever find a place to live in peace?

The Night Journey

Thirteen year old Rachel dreads the afternoons she has to spend with her great grandmother, Nana Sashie until Sashie begins to reminisce about her childhood in Russia and Rachel finds herself caught up in a whirlwind of memories. As the events and characters of Sashie’s past come to life, Rachel discovers a distant country and time, a time when Jews were forced to serve in the Czar’s armies or were murdered in pogroms, a time when nine year old Sashie devised a wonderful plan to save her family from danger…

Jem’s Island

Jem goes on his first overnight kayak trip with his father to an island in Penobscot Bay.

Beyond the Divide

In 1849, a fourteen year old Amish girl defies convention by leaving her secure home in Pennsylvania to accompany her father across the continent by wagon train.


Text and photographs follow Paul Vincent Davis, a professional hand Puppeteer, as he mounts a production of Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp.

Beyond the Burning Time

When young Betty Parris contracts a mysterious ailment that spreads to other girls in her Puritan village of Salem, Betty and her family must confront the deadly superstitions that will change their lives. AB. K. VY. C.

Memoirs of a Bookbat

Harper Jessup is an avid reader, and when her parents become migrants for God she must keep her books secret. As Harper grows older and realizes how valuable reading is to her, she comes to understand that her parents radical efforts in favor of educational censorship are related to a quest for control within their own family. And so Harper finds she must make the hardest choice of all. Sure to be controversial, prepare for a stimulating conversation. The New Advocate

True North

It’s 1858, and fourteen-year-old Lucy Bradford lives in Boston and is nothing like her older sisters. Instead of making a fuss along with everyone else over big sister Iris’s wedding, she’d rather be with her grandfather aboard his sailboat or helping him with his abolitionist efforts.

Hundreds of miles south, a girl named Afrika is fleeing from a cruel world, with the North Star as her guide. Afrika has known lifetimes of hardship and brutality, though she’s only Lucy’s age. And she’s willing to face death for a chance at freedom.

A movement underground will soon change both Lucy and Afrika’s lives. It is a movement to help Afrika, and others, escape north to a world without slavery, a movement that will call Lucy into its ranks. It is called the Underground Railroad, and on it, Afrika and Lucy will discover together where their destinies lie: True North.

Alice Rose and Sam

Alice Rose, an irrepressible twelve year old, shares adventures with Mark Twain, an outlandish reporter on her father’s newspaper in Virginia City, Nevada, during the 1860s.

Night Gardening (As: E.L. Swann)

Maggie is recovering from a stroke in her overgrown and neglected garden in wealthy Cambridge, Massachusetts. Tristan, a landscape architect, is rebuilding the garden next door for the new homeowners. He spies Maggie through a crack in the stone wall between the two properties, and is intrigued by her beauty and her strong will as she tries to learn how to speak and walk again. The affair between Tristan and Maggie rejuvenates both of them, and Maggie’s neglected garden thrives. Night Gardening is a story about the healing power of love, but it’s also a romantic tale about passion blooming in life’s later years.

Star Split

In 3038, thirteen year old Darci uncovers an underground movement to save the human race from genetic enhancement technology.

Hawksmaid: The Untold Story of Robin Hood and Maid Marian

Before she was Maid Marian, she was Matty…
. Matty has been raised to dance well, embroider exquisitely, and marry nobly. But when Matty’s mother is murdered before her very eyes and her father, a nobleman, is reduced to poverty, Matty’s life changes. As the daughter of Nottingham’s most famous falconer, she finds a new destiny in the hawks her father keeps. She begins to understand their thoughts and even speak their language. The beautiful merlin Marigold becomes Matty’s closest winged companion and her fiercest ally. It is a treacherous time in England. The sheriff of Nottingham is rising to power, and a true king has been kidnapped. Determined to fight, Matty’s friend Fynn becomes Robin Hood. As Maid Marian, Matty joins Fynn and his Merry Men, famously robbing from the rich to give to the poor. You thought that you knew the legend, but this is the untold story. Bestselling author Kathryn Lasky soars to magnificent new heights here, giving us a bold tale of bravery and romance.

Blood Secret

The minute she had opened the trunk, she knew there wasn’t anything like hope in it. Just awful musty things, but each one with a kind of terrible dark halo around it. She picked up that piece of old lace. She saw that stain pale, brownish in color. She knew it was blood. Somebody’s blood. There was violence in that trunk, and dark secrets, and she did not want to know them. Curious about the old homestead where she now lives, Jerry finds an ancient trunk in the baseme*nt that contains, among other things, an old piece of bloodstained lace, some letters, and a battered doll. The objects in the trunk have stories to tell stories about the Spanish Inquisition spanning nearly five hundred years and stories of secrets locked deep in the bloodlines of Jerry’s ancestors. Kathryn Lasky’s powerhouse novel is a dramatic historical saga that brings the reader face to face with some of the worst atrocities ever committed against humankind in the name of God. But above all, it is an unforgettable coming of age story about a girl who, in connecting with her own past and faith, is at last able to face her own demons and liberate not only herself but also future generations of her family from the long chain of suffering and silence.

Broken Song

The year is 1897, and gifted violinist Reuven Bloom is fifteen years old. Life for the Jews in Russia is very hard. First Reuven’s best friend is captured to serve in the Tsar’s army, then his parents and older sister are murdered. Reuven’s dreams of music must be set aside. Now he has only one goal: escape. With his baby sister strapped to his back, Reuven sets off toward an unknown freedom. His journey takes him first across Russia, then ultimately to America.

Readers will remember Reuven as the revolutionary who helped Sashie and her family flee from Russia in The Night Journey. In Broken Song, Reuven’s own powerful story unfolds.

Georgia Rises

Inspired by Georgia O Keeffe’s own descriptive letters, awardwinning author Kathryn Lasky imagines a day in the life of this legendary artist at her Abiquiu, New Mexico, home. Before the first shades of lavender color the morning sky, Georgia Rises eager to walk the rust red hills and discover images that she will later paint: a bone glowing white, the black wings of a raven against the gray sky, a slice of silver moon. This fresh, imaginative approach, combined with Ora Eitan s spare, evocative paintings, invites readers into Georgia s world, revealing how this artist s creative process is affected by the natural world and small moments of daily life. A biographical overview of O Keeffe s life, along with a reproduction of one of her paintings, extends this most unusual portrait of a beloved American artist.

The Last Girls of Pompeii

In Pompeii, in the summer of A.D. 79, Julia and Mitka appear to lead opposite lives. Julia is the daughter of a wealthy ship builder; Mitka is an orphan. Julia bears the Curse of Venus a withered arm; Mitka’s beauty turns heads. Julia is free; Mitka is her slave. Then Julia learns that her parents are planning to put her in the service of the Temple of Damia, the center of a cultish new religion, and Mitka will be sold to an awful man who plans to make her his concubine. But when Mt. Vesuvius erupts, Julia s and Mitka s fates are forever altered, forcing them both to face the true meaning of freedom.

Chasing Orion

When a beautiful teen with polio enters their lives, a girl and her older brother find themselves drawn into a web of lies in this compelling novel by a best selling author. Eleven year old Georgie loves science fiction movies, but she won t be going to the theater anytime soon. It’s a hot Indiana summer in 1952, and public places from pools to camps are closing to slow the spread of polio. Despite all the headlines, Georgie never thought she d come as close to the fearful disease as she does when she spies a silver glint in her neighbor s yard. There she discovers a monstrous, hissing machine, and inside is Phyllis, a girl encased in an iron lung. ‘I have eighty seven cubic centimeters of air, but you have the world,’ Phyllis tells her. Phyllis s ability to breathe may be limited, but her strength to manipulate is boundless. As Georgie struggles to comprehend this once gorgeous teenager s life in a ‘coffin with legs,’ Phyllis slowly weaves a web of lies that snare all those around her, including Georgie s quickly smitten brother. Can Georgie untangle the truth before Phyllis s deception achieves its inevitable end?

Poodle and Hound

Acclaimed author Kathryn Lasky explores the nature of friendship in three delightful stories for beginning readers. Creative, impulsive Poodle and loyal, dependable Hound are an unexpected pair. Together they star gaze, plant a garden and prove that two very different individuals can not only be compatible, they can complement and help one another.


Thirteen year old Gabriella Schramm’s favorite pastime is reading. With Adolf Hitler slowly but unstoppably rising to power, Gaby turns to her books for comfort while the world around her changes dramatically: The streets become filled with soldiers, Gaby s sister s boyfriend raises his arm in a heil Hitler salute, and the Schramms family friend Albert Einstein flees the country. When Gaby s beloved books come under attack, she fears she may have to leave behind the fiction and the life she has always cherished.

Fourth of July Bear

Spending summer vacation on a Maine island, Rebecca misses her best friend Emily until she meets Amanda, who invites Rebecca to be in the Fourth of July parade.

Days of the Dead

Introduces the Mexican holiday the Days of the Dead.

The Librarian Who Measured the Earth

A colorfully illustrated biography of the Greek philosopher and scientist Eratosthenes, who compiled the first geography book and accurately measured the globe’s circumference.

Cloud Eyes

Cloud Eyes, a young dreamer, is the tribe’s only hope for bringing honey back to the lodges of his people. So begins this Native American boy s quest. Kathryn Lasky s original story is a joy to read and hear aloud, and Barry Moser s pencil drawings beautifully evoke the mystery of this enchanting tale.

She’s Wearing a Dead Bird on Her Head!

Harriet and her cousin Minna are proper Boston ladies that find the latest in hat fashions for women dead birds on top appalling. So they gather the most prominent people in town to form a club to protect the birds the Audubon Society. Full color illustrations bring to life this tale of how one of America’s oldest preservation groups came to be.

Lunch Bunnies

In an amusing tale of first day of school jitters, Clyde is excited about his school but has fears about lunchtime, worrying that no one will sit with him, but when the time approaches, his fears are quickly put to rest.

Grace the Pirate

Grace O Malley finds excitement and danger when she defies Irish tradition and goes off to sea with her father, a trader and pirate.

Marven of the Great North Woods

When the great influenza epidemic strikes Duluth, Minnesota, in 1918, Marven’s parents know they must send their son far away to keep him safe from the disease. So the ten year old boards a train headed for a logging camp, not knowing if he will ever see his family again. In the great north woods, Marven finds a new world of towering trees, endless expanses of snow, and lumberjacks as big as grizzly bears. He feels very alone among the enormous woodsmen until he meets Jean Louis, the burliest jack of all, and they become fast friends.

Hercules: The Man, the Myth, the Hero

Based on the Greek myth, here the legendary Greek hero Hercules recounts his daring adventures. Award winning children’s book author Kathryn Lasky takes readers on a tour of Hercules incredible life, from his prodigious infancy, through his twelve labors, and ending with his heroic ascent to Mount Olympus. Full color.

The Emperor’s Old Clothes

Here is the untold story of Henry, a simple farmer who stumbles upon some extraordinary finery and a whole new attitude. Who would have guessed that a change of attire would bring out his truly regal nature? Yet Henry’s transformation may cause trouble in the barnyard…
. Kathryn Lasky and David Catrow weave a new wrinkle into an old tale with royally hilarious results!

Science Fair Bunnies

From Kathryn Lasky and Marylin Hafner, creators of LUNCH BUNNIES and SHOW AND TELL BUNNIES, another appealing story about negotiating the complex rituals of elementary school. Oh, no! The Science Fair is next week and Clyde’s project, a row of wilted bean plants, is a goner. His older brother says he is in big trouble, and Clyde agrees,…
until his loose tooth gives him an idea, a really great idea. The question is, will Rosemary, his friend and science partner, be willing to give up her very first loose tooth? More importantly, will the Tooth Fairy understand that they did it in the name of science? Kathryn Lasky and Marylin Hafner, creators of LUNCH BUNNIES and SHOW AND TELL BUNNIES, tell another satisfying story about the anxieties and triumphs of life in first grade.

Science Prize Bunnies

From Kathryn Lasky and Marylin Hafner, creators of LUNCH BUNNIES and SHOW AND TELL BUNNIES, another appealing story about negotiating the complex rituals of elementary school. Oh, no! The Science Fair is next week and Clyde’s project, a row of wilted bean plants, is a goner. His older brother says he is in big trouble, and Clyde agrees,…
until his loose tooth gives him an idea, a really great idea. The question is, will Rosemary, his friend and science partner, be willing to give up her very first loose tooth? More importantly, will the Tooth Fairy understand that they did it in the name of science? Kathryn Lasky and Marylin Hafner, creators of LUNCH BUNNIES and SHOW AND TELL BUNNIES, tell another satisfying story about the anxieties and triumphs of life in first grade.

Mommy’s Hands

To a small child, a mother’s hands are almost magical. Mommy’s Hands can draw and bake, comfort and cuddle, point out the stars in the night sky and plant a beautiful garden. This charming book, told from the point of view of three different young children, is sure to bring smiles of joy and recognition to both moms and their little ones.


Newbery writer Kathryn Lasky presents a wildly funny Frankenstein / Halloween tale in the vein of Dav Pilkey’s bestseller THE HALLO WIENER, with hilarious illustrations by new artist David Jarvis. Dr. Smart Pig is a famous inventor, but he doesn’t have any friends. His brothers were eaten by the Big Bad Wolf, and now he’s all alone. Halloween is coming up, and he doesn’t have anyone to go trick or treating with. Suddenly, Dr. Pig has an idea. He can INVENT a friend a pig who is bigger and better and absolutely wolf proof! But things don’t turn out quite as expected, and soon Dr. Pig realizes he’s created a monster an enormous porker who hogs the show but ultimately proves that true friendship comes in all shapes, sizes, and appetites. Who ate the Big Bad Wolf? Porkenstein, that’s who!

Before I Was Your Mother

To Katie, it seems as if her mother has always been her mother, with her grocery lists, her purse full of bills to pay, and her boring, sensible shoes. But when her mother reveals that she once was a girl who bossed her little brother, wore firefighter boots to bed, and dreamed grand ballerina dreams, Katie realizes that she and her mother might be alike after all. This humorous, warmhearted blend of past and present celebrates the special love mothers and daughters share.

The Man Who Made Time Travel

This dramatic picture book biography brings to life with illustrations that glow with wit and inspiration the fascinating story of the quest to measure longitude. While the scientific establishment of the eighteenth century was certain that the answer lay in mapping the heavens, John Harrison, an obscure, uneducated clockmaker, dared to imagine a different solution: a seafaring clock. How Harrison held fast to his vision and dedicated his life to the creation of a small jewel of a timepiece that would change the world is a compelling story as well as a memorable piece of history, science, and biography. Author: Kathryn Lasky Reading Level: Ages 9 to 12 years Format: Hardcover, 48 pages Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux ISBN: 9780374347888

Humphrey, Albert, and the Flying Machine

Humphrey and Albert think Princess Briar Rose’s party is bo o oring after all, everyone falls asleep! But when the brothers are the first to awake nearly one hundred years later, they realize the royal court has been enchanted and only a kiss can wake up the princess and break the curse. Refusing to do any smooching Yech!, they go in search of a handsome prince. Instead, they find Daniel Bernoulli, inventor of an incredible flying machine. But can the curse be broken by an ordinary inventor? In this hilariously fractured fairy tale, science comes to the rescue! An author’s note tells about the real Daniel Bernoulli and the Bernoulli Effect, the scientific principle named for his discovery.

Tumble Bunnies

Every child who has ever worried about organized sports will cheer Clyde’s innovative solution in a lighthearted story that underscores the true meaning of sportsmanship. The Sports Spectacular is only a week away, and Clyde is worried. He’s sure he won’t get chosen for any team not for the races, not for kickball, and not for T ball. Then his best friend, Rosemary, tells him she’s entering the tumbling event, an option that doesn’t require any teams! Soon Clyde is practicing his somersaults, hops, and a trick he made up called the twirlyburly. But when something unexpected happens to his friend on the day of the Sports Spectacular, Clyde must find a way to help her and still go on. Readers who met Clyde in LUNCH BUNNIES, SCIENCE FAIR BUNNIES, and SHOW AND TELL BUNNIES will root for him again through his anxieties and his triumphs in this latest tale from Kathryn Lasky and Marylin Hafner.

Pirate Bob

Kathryn Lasky crafts a story Bob and Yellow Jack’s friendship; their hopes, dreams, and fears; and their search for happiness in the cutthroat world of pirates.

One Beetle Too Many

Describes the life and work of the renowned nineteenth century biologist who transformed conventional Western thought with his theory of natural evolution.

Two Bad Pilgrims

Everybody knows about the Pilgrims pious, sober voyagers who sought new lives in the New World. But two very bad Pilgrims have been largely forgotten by history, and they re ready to tell their story! Real life boys Francis and Johnny Billington nearly blew up the Mayflower, got kidnapped by Indians, and wreaked havoc wherever they went.

Award winning author Kathryn Lasky and illustrator John Manders reveal the lives of America’s first troublemakers as well as tons of fascinating Pilgrim facts with kid friendly humor and energetic comic book style art in this irreverent book that is part history, part parody, and all comedy.

Sugaring Time

‘In lyrical prose and black and white photographs, Lasky’s book depicts the Lacey family of Vermont making maple syrup…
A rare kind of nonfiction, informative yet as easily read as fiction.’ School Library Journal ‘Some of the pictures will take your breath away.’ The New York Times Book Review. Newbery Honor Book; ALA Notable Children’s Book; the Horn Book Fanfare List.

Surtsey: The New Place on Earth

A photographic essay records the short geological and ecological history of Surtsey Island created by an eruption of a submarine volcano near Iceland in 1963, which offered scientists an opportunity to see what the world was like when life first began.

Dinosaur Dig

An award winning writer photographer team combines a compelling text and magnificent, full color photographs to describe the dirty, sweaty, and exciting work of excavating fossils.

Searching for Laura Ingalls

First hand observations, personal reflections, and full color photographs trace a family visit to the sites described in the ”Little House on the Prairie” books.


On the leaf of a milkweed plant in Maine, a butterfly lays a minuscule egg. Soon a caterpillar hatches, and before long a new butterfly flutters in the breeze. Within its lifetime, this tiny monarch will fly more than two thousand miles on a mysterious migration to a warm winter haven. Vibrant description melds with fascinating full color photographs. School Library Journal

The Most Beautiful Roof in the World: Exploring the Rainforest Canopy

Journey along with Dr. Meg Lowman, a scientist who, with the help of slings, suspended walkways, and mountain climbing equipment, has managed to ascend into one of our planet’s least accessible and most fascinating ecosystems the rain forest canopy. Fresh in outlook and intriguing in details, this book will strengthen any library collection on the rainforest. Booklist

Shadows in the Dawn: The Lemurs of Madagascar

Stunning photographs and evocative text take readers to far off Madagascar. There, primatologist Alison Jolly dwells and works among lemurs. These fascinating primates live only on the island of Madagascar, where they socialize in troops and where, like humans, they are often involved in power struggles and family disputes. Threats to the environment have endangered lemurs, but Dr. Jolly hopes that by studying these unusual animals she ll discover ways for people to live in harmony with their distant primate cousins.

A Brilliant Streak: The Making of Mark Twain

In this beautifully illustrated biography, Mark Twain’s adventures as a young boy come to life. Before Samuel Clemens became a famous author, he enjoyed one of the longest childhoods in history. From playing hooky in Hannibal, Missouri, to piloting steamboats on the Mississippi River, Mark Twain s adventures as a youth influenced his entire life and figured prominently in his writing. Focusing on the first half of Clemens s life, this book will be enjoyed by longtime Twain devotees and by those who seek a colorful introduction to the ever popular author and his works.

Vision of Beauty: The Story of Sarah Breedlove Walker

An inspiring picture book biography of a woman who succeeded on her own terms. Born December 23, 1867, Sarah Breedlove Walker was the youngest and first free born child of Minerva and Owen Breedlove of Delta, Louisiana. As sharecroppers, their lives were hard, but slavery had ended, and the Breedlove family was free. And if you were free, you could dream. VISION OF BEAUTY depicts Sarah Breedlove Walker’s rise from a bleak world of poverty and discrimination to unprecedented success as an influential businesswoman and philanthropist. Orphaned at age seven, married and widowed by twenty, Sarah was a young mother struggling as a laundress when she began to lose her hair. Through tenacity and faith, she discovered her own cure, founding the phenomenally successful Mme. C. J. Walker Manufacturing Company. Representing a woman’s ability to achieve economic independence, Madam Walker offered a vision of freedom and dignity for her people, and became a powerful role model for women and girls of all races and clas*ses. The story of a woman with the courage to dream and the determination to build a better life for herself and her race.

Interrupted Journey: Saving Endangered Sea Turtles

‘There’s a sense of wonder in the simple words and the huge, thrilling color pictures in this photo essay about a vanishing species.’ BOOKLIST starred reviewLimp and frozen, a Kemp’s ridley turtle washes up on Cape Cod. When a boy named Max finds it, the turtle appears to be dead. But is it? Award winning author Kathryn Lasky and photographer Christopher G. Knight take young readers on a riveting tour that begins on the icy shores of Cape Cod, where expert teams attempt to revive the Kemp’s ridley, and ends on the warm beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, where turtles of this rare breed are born and may return to lay eggs of their own. All sea turtles are threatened or endangered, but the Kemp’s ridley is the most endangered of all and this awe inspiring story makes it clear why we should want to protect them.

A Voice of Her Own: The Story of Phyllis Wheatley, Slave Poet

‘Lasky shows not only the facts of Wheatley’s life but also the pain of being an accomplished black woman in a segregated world.’ BOOKLIST

‘We ll call her Phillis.’

In 1761, a young African girl was sold to the Wheatley family in Boston, who named her Phillis after the slave schooner that had carried her. Kidnapped from her home in Africa and shipped to America, she d had everything taken from her her family, her name, and her language.

But Phillis Wheatley was no ordinary young girl. She had a passion to learn, and the Wheatleys encouraged her, breaking with unwritten rule in New England to keep slaves illiterate. Amid the tumult of the Revolutionary War, Phillis Wheatley became a poet and ultimately had a book of verse published, establishing herself as the first African American woman poet this country had ever known. She also found what had been taken away from her and from slaves everywhere: a voice of her own.

John Muir: America’s First Environmentalist

Quoting from John Muir’s diaries, Kathryn Lasky tells the inspiring tale of one of America s most dedicated environmentalists, aided by Stan Fellows s evocative, dramatic acrylic paintings.

From the meadows of Scotland to the farms of Wisconsin, from the swamps of Florida to the Alaskan tundra, John Muir loved the land. Born in 1838, he was a writer, a scholar, an inventor, a shepherd, a farmer, and an explorer, but above all, he was a naturalist. John Muir was particularly devoted to the high cliffs, waterfalls, and ancient giant sequoia trees that, through his careful influence, were set aside as the first national park in America Yosemite. Here is the life story of the man who, moved by a commitment to wilderness everywhere, founded the Sierra Club in 1892, a conservation group that carries on his crucial work to this day.

A Journey to the New World

Twelve year old Remember Patience Whipple ‘Mem’ for short has just arrived in the New World with her parents after a grueling 65 day journey on the MAYFLOWER. Mem has an irrepressible spirit, and leaps headfirst into life in her new home. Despite harsh conditions, Mem is fearless. She helps to care for the sick and wants more than anything to meet and befriend a Native American. Her wish comes true when she meets Squanto, who helps Mem and her family face a year of trial, tragedy, and thanksgiving. PRAISE FOR DEAR AMERICA: ‘More than a supplement to classroom textbooks, this series is an imaginative, solid entre into American history.’ PUBLISHERS WEEKLY ‘An impressive series that will challenge students to make connections from prominent historical events to relevant life situations…
. A wonderful asset to the classroom as well as to home libraries.’ CHILDREN’S BOOK REVIEW SERVICE ‘Engaging, accessible historical fiction.’ SLJ ‘The Dear America diaries represent the best of historical fiction for any age.’ CHICAGO TRIBUNE

The Winter of Red Snow (By:Kristiana Gregory)

From Scholastic’s best selling , award winning book series comes a collection of home videos inspired by the diaries of real girls. When General George Washington’s troops first set up camp near Abigail Stewart’s home, Abby believes war is exciting and glamourous. Abby works at Wasgington’s headquarters, where she finds a special friend in Martha Washington, the future first lady. But during the long winter Abby sees for herself the hardships of war, as soldiers are starving, wounded, or dying. Abby must summon a newfound strength to help the soldiers and their loved ones carry on.

Dreams in the Golden Country

Zipporah Feldman, a 12 year old Jewish immigrant from Russia, uses diary entries to chronicle her family’s activities as they acclimate to life on New York City’s Lower East Side. Ages 9 12

Standing in the Light (By:Mary Pope Osborne)

One of the most popular Dear America diaries of all time, bestselling author Mary Pope Osborne’s STANDING IN THE LIGHT is now back in print with a gorgeous new cover!Catharine Carey Logan and her family have enjoyed a peaceful and prosperous life as the Quakers and Delaware Indians share a mutually trusting relationship. Recently, however, this friendship has been threatened by violence against the Indians. Then, Catharine and her brother are taken captive by the Lenape in retaliation. At first, Catharine is afraid of her captors. But when a handsome brave begins to teach her about the ways of the Lenape, she comes to see that all people share the same joys, hopes, and fears. Osborne crafts a thrilling story of romance and danger and remarkable courage.

My Secret War (By:Mary Pope Osborne)

Thirteen year old Madeline’s diaries for 1941 and 1942 reveal her experiences living on Long Island during World War II while her father is away in the Navy.

Christmas After All

At the age of twelve, Minnie Swift is living through one of toughest times in America’s history, The Great Depression. She keeps a detailed diary over the span of one Christmas month. Reflecting the sadness but also the optimism that characterized that time, this is an intimate portrait of a midwestern family’s days and nights, ups and downs, triumphs and losses. It is the story of one family’s persevering spirit. The Christmas Spirit.

All the Stars in the Sky (By:Megan McDonald)

Starting their journey from their home in Missouri, Florrie Ryder and her family are headed towards the promise of a new life in Santa Fe. As they cross the Great Plains of the midwestern prairie, fording rivers and climbing mountains, the Ryders encounter endless hardship as they undertake this great adventure.

The Fences Between Us: The Diary of Piper Davis, Seattle, Washington, 1941 (By:Kirby Larson)

With this sweeping tale of life on the World War II homefront, Newbery Honor author Kirby Larson brings her incredible talent to the Dear America series. When Pearl Harbor is attacked, America is finally unable to ignore the wars raging in Europe and Asia any longer. And one girl’s entire life is about to change when everything she knows is turned on its head. After the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor, where her brother, a navy sailor, is stationed, Piper Davis begins chronicling her compelling journey through one of history’s most tragic and unforgettable eras. Piper’s father is the pastor for a Japanese Baptist church, and when its members are taken away to Minidoka, Idaho, to be interned, Pastor Davis moves his family from Seattle to Idaho to be with his congregation. Piper is jealous of her older sister, who gets to remain at home and go off to work. Her brother, who survived the Pearl Harbor strike, is stationed in the Pacific, while her brother in law is shipped off to Europe to fight. Piper, meanwhile, hates her new life, but soon, through her budding friendship with Betty, a Japanese American girl who is interned in the camp, Piper learns how it important it is to bear witness to the events that were bound to change America. PRAISE FOR DEAR AMERICA: ‘More than a supplement to classroom textbooks, this series is an imaginative, solid entre into American history.’ PUBLISHERS WEEKLY ‘An impressive series that will challenge students to make connections from prominent historical events to relevant life situations…
. A wonderful asset to the classroom as well as to home libraries.’ CHILDREN’S BOOK REVIEW SERVICE ‘Engaging, accessible historical fiction.’ SLJ ‘The Dear America diaries represent the best of historical fiction for any age.’ CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Like the Willow Tree (By:Lois Lowry)

Two time Newbery Award winning author Lois Lowry brings a brand new, beautiful diary to the Dear America series! Suddenly orphaned by the Spanish flu epidemic in the fall of 1918, eleven year old Lydia Pierce and her fourteen year old brother, Daniel, of Portland, Maine, are taken by their uncle to be raised in the Shaker community at Sabbathday Lake. Thrust into the Shakers’ unfamiliar way of life, Lydia must grapple with a new world that is nothing like the one she used to know. Now separated from her beloved brother, for men and women do not mix in this community, Lydia must adjust to many changes. But in time, and with her courageous spirit, she learns to find the joy in life again. Since she is separated from her beloved brother for males and females do not live together in this communal village Lydia is forced to adjust to the restrictions placed upon her once carefree, creative spirit all on her own. PRAISE FOR DEAR AMERICA: ‘More than a supplement to classroom textbooks, this series is an imaginative, solid entre into American history.’ PUBLISHERS WEEKLY ‘An impressive series that will challenge students to make connections from prominent historical events to relevant life situations…
A wonderful asset to the classroom as well as to home libraries.’ CHILDREN’S BOOK REVIEW SERVICE ‘Engaging, accessible historical fiction.’ SLJ ‘The Dear America diaries represent the best of historical fiction for any age.’ CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Cannons at Dawn (By:Kristiana Gregory)

Kristiana Gregory returns with a stunning new sequel to the bestselling Dear America title THE WINTER OF RED SNOW!

Abigail Jane Stewart returns in this brand-new sequel to THE WINTER OF RED SNOW. The Revolutionary War toils on, but the Stewart family can no longer avoid getting involved. Abby’s father joins the Continental Army, while Abby, her mother, and her sister become camp followers. They face daily hardships alongside the troops and continue to spend time helping the Washingtons. Filled with romance and adventure, Abby’s frontline view of the war captures the heartache and bravery of the soldiers, as well as the steep cost of freedom.

The Journal of Augustus Pelletier

A fictional journal kept by twelve year old Augustus Pelletier, the youngest member of Lewis and Clark’s Corps of Discovery.

The Journal of Wong Ming-Chung: A Chinese Miner, California, 1852 (By:)

In 1852, during the height of the California Gold Rush, ten year old Wong Ming Chung makes the dangerous trip to America to join his uncle on his hunt for a fortune. The true treasure for Ming Chung, though, is America itself. In the midst of the lawless, often hostile environment, he is able to forge an international community of friends.

Hope in My Heart

In Book One of Sofia’s Ellis Island Diary, renowned author Kathryn Lasky tells the story of Sofia Monari’s arrival in America from Italy. When Sofia and her family arrive in Ellis Island after a long and difficult journey from Italy, a cruel twist of fate separates Sofia from her parents and sends her into ‘quarantine.’ There, in a state run hopsital, she and her new friend, Maureen, must learn to overcome the twin hardships of immigration and alienation, while they maintain the hope that they will be reunited with their families.

Home at Last

Kathryn Lasky brings readers the second installment of Sofia’s Ellis Island Diary, depicting Sofia’s move to the North End of Boston and her first steps as a new American. After her dramatic release from quarantine and reunion with her family, Sofia moves to the North End of Boston, where the Monaris start their new lives in their new country. While her parents struggle to make ends meet, Sofia must adjust to her American school, friends and job.

An American Spring

Sofia continues to chronicle life in her new home, the North End of Boston, as her best friend Maureen comes to live with her, and her parents open their own store. Sofia describes the daily hardships and joys that she meets as a new American.

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