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Nine-year-old Ling is very comfortable in her life; her parents are both dedicated surgeons in the best hospital in Wuhan. But when Comrade Li, one of Mao’s...

Ying Chang Compestine Ying Chang Compestine

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Meg Pickel’s older brother, Orion, has disappeared. One night, she steals out to look for him, and makes two surprising discoveries: She stumbles upon a séance...

By Lewis Buzbee and Greg Ruth

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My Brother's Shadow

As World War I draws to a close in 1918, German citizens are starving and suffering under a repressive regime. Sixteen-year-old Moritz is torn. His father died...

"...As World War I draws to a close in 1918, German citizens are starving and suffering under a repressive regime. Sixteen-year-old Moritz is torn. His father died.... As World War I draws to a close in 1918, German citizens are starving and suffering under a repressive regime. Sixteen-year-old Moritz is torn. His father died in the war and his older brother still risks his life in the trenches, but his mother does not support the patriotic cause and attends subversive socialist meetings. While his..."

Monika Schroder Monika Schroder

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Peril on the Sea

It is the summer of 1588 and a pair of unlikely shipmates is traveling on the Vixen, a privateer that will soon be drafted to join a flotilla of English ships...

Michael Cadnum Michael Cadnum

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Once

Felix, a Jewish boy in Poland in 1942, is hiding from the Nazis in a Catholic orphanage. The only problem is that he doesn't know anything about the war,...

Morris Gleitzman Morris Gleitzman

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The Queen's Daughter

Joan’s mother is Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, the most beautiful woman in the world. Her father is Henry II, the king of England and a renowned military leader....

"...Joan’s mother is Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, the most beautiful woman in the world. Her father is Henry II, the king of England and a renowned military leader..... Joan’s mother is Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, the most beautiful woman in the world. Her father is Henry II, the king of England and a renowned military leader. She loves them both—so what is she to do when she’s forced to choose between them? As her parents’ arguments grow ever more vicious, Joan begins to feel like a political pawn...."

Susan Coventry Susan Coventry

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The Breaker Boys

The story of a disastrous clash between Pennsylvania mine workers and the law in the 1890s

"...The son of a wealthy Pennsylvania coal mine operator, Nate Tanner resents being shipped off to boarding school. Anger -- mainly at his father and stepmother --.... The son of a wealthy Pennsylvania coal mine operator, Nate Tanner resents being shipped off to boarding school. Anger -- mainly at his father and stepmother -- is what gets him there and what prevents him from making friends. Then, in the spring of 1897, it gets him kicked out and sent home. To avoid his family, Nate disappears on hi..."

Pat Hughes Pat Hughes

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The Water Seeker

Amos Kincaid is the son of a dowser – a person gifted in knowing how to “find” water deep in the ground. As a young person, Amos doesn’t reveal his gift to...

Kimberly Willis Holt Kimberly Willis Holt

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Operation Clean Sweep

Mom for mayor! Election day is fast approaching, and twelve-year-old Cornelius Sanwick discovers a secret: his mom is running for mayor! That would be...

"...Mom for mayor! Election day is fast approaching, and twelve-year-old Cornelius Sanwick discovers a secret: his mom is running for mayor! That would be.... Mom for mayor! Election day is fast approaching, and twelve-year-old Cornelius Sanwick discovers a secret: his mom is running for mayor! That would be pretty neat, except that his dad is the incumbent. Corn feels torn -- surely he should warn his father. But if he does, his mother won't stand a chance. In 1916, Oregon is one of only eleven st..."

Darleen Bailey Beard Darleen Bailey Beard

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The Truth About Sparrows

"The Wynns are an unforgettable family. The details of their struggle to survive the Great Depression will linger long after the last page has been read."-Ann...

Marian Hale Marian Hale

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The One and Only Stuey Lewis

Stories from the Second Grade

So what if Stuey isn’t the world’s best reader, is only allowed to trick or treat around one block, doesn’t get to play on his soccer dream team, and has to...

By Jane Schoenberg and Cambria Evans

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I Am Not Joey Pigza

Just when Joey Pigza’s wired world finally seems to be under control, his good-for-nothing dad pops back into his life. This time, though, Carter Pigza is a...

Jack Gantos Jack Gantos

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Once Upon a Baby Brother

Lizzie loves to make up stories and tell them to anyone and everyone, even though now that her annoying baby brother, Marvin, has joined the family, no one has...

Sarah Sullivan Sarah Sullivan

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Hera

The Goddess and her Glory

The story of Hera, Queen of the Gods, and the heroes who won her favor. Volume 3 of Olympians, Hera: The Goddess and Her Glory, introduces readers to the...

George O'Connor George O'Connor

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The Joys of Love

During the summer of 1946, twenty-year-old Elizabeth is doing what she has dreamed of since she was a little girl: working in the theatre. Elizabeth is...

"...During the summer of 1946, twenty-year-old Elizabeth is doing what she has dreamed of since she was a little girl: working in the theatre. Elizabeth is.... During the summer of 1946, twenty-year-old Elizabeth is doing what she has dreamed of since she was a little girl: working in the theatre. Elizabeth is passionate about her work and determined to learn all she can at the summer theatre company on the sea where she is an apprentice actress. She’s never felt so alive. And soon she finds anothe..."

By Madeleine L'Engle and Léna Roy

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Grounded

After her brother, sister, and father die in a plane crash, Daralynn Oakland receives 237 dolls from well-wishers, resulting in her nickname: Dolly. But dolls...

"...After her brother, sister, and father die in a plane crash, Daralynn Oakland receives 237 dolls from well-wishers, resulting in her nickname: Dolly. But dolls.... After her brother, sister, and father die in a plane crash, Daralynn Oakland receives 237 dolls from well-wishers, resulting in her nickname: Dolly. But dolls are little comfort to a twelve-year-old girl whose world is rocked by the dramatic changes in her life, including her angry, grieving mother’s new job as a hairstylist at the lo..."

Kate Klise Kate Klise

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Way Down Deep

Although Ruby seemed to just appear out of thin air on the steps of the courthouse on the first day of summer in 1944, no one in Way Down Deep, West Virginia,...

Ruth White Ruth White

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The Girl Is Murder

15-year-old Iris Anderson is only too happy to lend a hand at her father's detective agency. The only problem is . . . he doesn't want her help. Iris quickly...

Kathryn Miller Haines

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Nursery Rhyme Comics

50 Timeless Rhymes from 50 Celebrated Cartoonists

First Second is very proud to present Nursery Rhyme Comics. Featuring fifty classic nursery rhymes illustrated and interpreted in comics form by fifty of...

By Various Authors, Chris Duffy and Leonard S. Marcus

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Saraswati's Way

If the gods wanted Akash to have an education, he is told, they would give him one. But Akash has spent his entire twelve years poor and hungry. So he decides...

Monika Schroder Monika Schroder

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The House of Djinn

It has been ten years since Shabanu staged her death to secure the safety of her daughter, Mumtaz, from her husband’s murderous brother. Mumtaz has been raised...

Suzanne Fisher Staples Suzanne Fisher Staples

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Time's Memory

Amma is the creator god, the master of life and death, and he is worried. His people have always known how to take care of the spirits of the dead – the nyama...

Julius Lester Julius Lester

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Skunk Girl

If Nina Khan were to rate herself on the unofficial Pakistani prestige point system – the one she’s sure all the aunties and uncles use to determine the most...

Sheba Karim Sheba Karim

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Firestorm

The Caretaker Trilogy: Book 1

His mother is not his mother. His father is not his father. But if Jack hadn’t broken the high school rushing record that night, he never would have known and...

David Klass David Klass

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