The Sword in the Tree by Clyde Robert Bulla

When Shan’s father disappears after a hunt with Shan’s uncle, Shan and his mother must flee the castle.

The Sword in the Tree

Carol and the Belles by Chautona Havig

When Carol, from Romania, meets Michal, from America, they have the shock of their lives even though they have been writing letters to each other for 25 years.

Carol and the Belles

The Second Mrs. Giaconda by E. L. Konigsburg

Salai, servant to Leonardo da Vinci, has learned the perfect way to manipulate the great man, and now we know the solution to the mystery of the Mona Lisa.

The Second Mrs. Giaconda

The Minstrel in the Tower by Gloria Skurzynski

Roger and Alice must go for help for their sick mother, and Roger must conquer his fears in the process.

The Minstrel in the Tower

Where Lions Roar at Night by Rosie Boom

A large homeschooling family moves into a barn until they can get their house built, and have many adventures together.

Where Lions Roar at Night

How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman

If the market is closed when you want to make an apple pie, you will have to travel the world to collect the needed ingredients.

How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World

Pop’s Bridge by Eve Bunting

Lovely pictures and text tell the story of the building of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Pop’s Bridge

Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building by Deborah Hopkinson

Pictures and simple text describe the building of the Empire State Building.

Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building

The Beggar’s Bible by Louise A. Vernon

When the estate on which he has lived his entire life is sold to the local monastery, young Arnold escapes to Oxford to find freedom.

The Beggar’s Bible

The Girl From the Train by Irma Joubert

After her escape from a train on its way to a death camp, a little girl is sent by her rescuer to South Africa to find a better life.

The Girl From the Train

The Story of Rolf and the Viking’s Bow by Allen French

Even when he is outlawed and must flee Iceland, Rolf focuses on clearing his father’s name and regaining the family farm and home.

The Story of Rolf and the Viking’s Bow

A Grain of Rice by Helena Clare Pittman

When he makes the princess well, Pong Lo asks as reward only one grain of rice—doubled every day for 100 days!

A Grain of Rice

A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver by E. L. Konigsburg

While they wait for Henry II to be released from Purgatory, Eleanor of Aquitaine, her mother-in-law, a knight and an abbot pass the time by telling stories from Eleanor’s life.

A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver

Palio, the Wildest Horse Race in the World by Marguerite Henry

The big dream of Giorgio’s life is to ride in the Palio, the great historical race held every year in the city of Siena, Italy.

Palio, the Wildest Horse Race in the World

No Children, No Pets by Marion Holland

When Mother inherits an apartment house in Florida, the children pitch in to help with the work so they can stay there.

No Children, No Pets

Home on the Blue Ridge by Pablo Yoder

The Sanford Yoder family, now living at Faith Mission Home, continues to have adventures as the boys explore the mountains and learn more about life.

Home on the Blue Ridge