Orphan Train Girl

Orphan Train Girl By:  Christina Baker Kline ORPHAN TRAIN GIRL is the young reader’s edition of the 2013 adult bestseller from Christina Baker Kline.  Sixth-grader Molly is assigned to help an elderly woman, Vivian, clean out her attic.  She must perform this community service for stealing a battered paperback from the public library.  At first […]

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The Someday Suitcase

The Someday Suitcase By:  Corey Ann Haydu Ten-year-olds Danny and Clover have been best friends their whole life.  They complement each other perfectly.  Clover is thoughtful and quiet and loves science while Danny is chatty and funny and loves art.  In fact, they are so close that Clover thinks they are symbiotic.  When Danny starts […]

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Genevieve’s War

Genevieve’s War By:  Patricia Reilly Giff   The year is 1939.  Thirteen year-old Genevieve and her brother are spending the summer on their grandmother’s farm in Alsace, France.  World War II has just begun and the Germans are about to invade France.  Genevieve has a ticket on the last boat leaving for the United States […]

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Marty Frye Private Eye

Marty Frye Private Eye By:  Janet Tashjian Marty Frye is an amateur detective who loves poetry.  He makes up rhymes as he solves crimes.  In Book 1 of the Marty Frye series, Marty solves three mysteries.  First Marty helps track down his friend Emma’s diary.  Next, Marty helps Mr. Lipsky, the toy store manager; find […]

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Counting Sheep

Counting Sheep – Calpurnia Tate-Girl Vet By:  Jacqueline Kelly This new chapter book series is based on the very successful middle grade book, THE CURIOUS WORLD OF CALPURNIA TATE.  In the new series, Calpurnia helps animals both big and small.  Calpurnia is one of seven children growing up in rural Texas at the turn of […]

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