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  • What Hearts

    Bruce Brooks

    Paperback (HarperTrophy, May 19, 1995)
    Recipient of a 1993 Newbery Honor, this novel is an achingly beautiful, powerfully rendered journey through childhood that is not to be missed, now available in a new edition with a striking new cover.“From an outstandingly perceptive writer, a moving portrait of a boy, observed at four revealing turning points.” -- Pointer Review/Kirkus Reviews“Combines fast, exciting action with an astonishing ending that proves the power of the individual imagination.” -- Starred Review/ALA Booklist"Asa—possessed of rare sweetness, humor, and inner strength—survives intact cruel tests of his integrity, intellect, and sense of decency. From an outstandingly perceptive writer, a moving portrait of a boy, observed at four revealing turning points." —K. "Told with controlled imagery, insightful illumination of motive and the needs of his characters, Brooks has proven himself once again a master of language." —BL. 1993 Newbery Honor BookNotable Children's Books of 1993 (ALA)1993 Best Books for Young Adults (ALA)1993 Fanfare Honor List (The Horn Book)1993 Teachers' Choices (IRA)1993 Books for the Teen Age (NY Public Library)
  • Ramona Quimby, Age 8

    Beverly Cleary

    Paperback (HarperTrophy, Jan. 1, 2002)
  • Toronto ABC

    Paul Covello

    Board book (HarperTrophy, Oct. 14, 2014)
    A is for AGO, B is for Blue Jays …Explore Toronto's best known landmarks and neighbourhoods in this eye-catching book for the very young. From Casa Loma to High Park to the CN Tower, this alphabetical tour shows off the best the city has to offer in a bright contemporary style that will attract both local tots and tiny tourists.
  • Lizard's Song

    George Shannon, Jose Aruego, Ariane Dewey

    Paperback (HarperTrophy, April 20, 1992)
    Bear was the kind who, when he wanted something, took it. And what he wanted was Lizard's song. Lizard was happy to share it, but somehow Bear just couldn't seem to get it right. "A jolly, amiable fancy about the value of finding one's niche and being one's own self."--Publishers Weekly. Also available in a Spanish-language edition, La Cancion del Lagarto.
  • Pioneer Girl: Growing Up on the Prairie

    Andrea Warren

    Paperback (HarperTrophy, April 30, 2000)
    An inspiring true story in the tradition of The Little House on the Prairie.Grace McCance was three when her family settled in a one-room sod house on the lonely Nebraska prairie. There was hard work for everyone, the nearest water source was two miles away, and disaster could strike at any time in the form of a tornado, a drought, or a rattlesnake bite. Still, Grace thrived amid the dusty soil of the American heartland: "I couldn't have asked for a more wonderful life." 01-02 Young Hoosier Book Award Masterlist (Gr 4-6) and 00-01 South Carolina Book Award Nomination Masterlist (Grds 3-8)
  • Hat Trick

    Tom Earle

    Paperback (HarperTrophy, Aug. 24, 2010)
    Ricky Phillips is only a teen when he is selected to play for the Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey League. Everyone around him, including his coaches and his father, is going to make sure that he gets the ultimate prize: a chance to play in the National Hockey League. When he is selected to play for the San Jose Sharks, everyone is thrilled. But an on-ice fight turns deadly and has lasting repercussions; Ricky is forced to question everything he knows. How much is hockey worth to him?An inside look at life in professional hockey, this story of a young hockey star’s career derailed by a misplaced punch is a compelling, ripped-from-the-headlines read.
  • The Kite Rider: A Novel

    Geraldine Mccaughrean

    Paperback (HarperTrophy, Oct. 1, 2003)
    Up and up the wind drew him. Haoyou looked about him and saw the whole world beneath him. And it was his. The Great Miao, master of the Jade Circus, offers Haoyou the amazing chance to escape his family's poverty — by becoming a kite rider. Strapped onto a beautiful scarlet-and-gold kite, Haoyou is sent into the sky, earning money, freedom, and unexpected fame. Miao even plans for Haoyou to perform before Kublai Khan himself. From Carnegie Medalist Geraldine McCaughrean comes a dazzling story of adventure, betrayal, family, and sacrifice set in the dramatic world of thirteenth-century China. In thirteenth-century China, after trying to save his widowed mother from a horrendous second marriage, twelve-year-old Haoyou has life-changing adventures when he takes to the sky as a circus kite rider and ends up meeting the great Mongol ruler Kublai Khan.
  • Betsy Was a Junior

    Maud Hart Lovelace, Vera Neville

    Paperback (HarperTrophy, March 31, 1995)
    A small town shortly after the turn of the century provides the background for this account of Betsy's third year at Deep Valley High. Reissue.
  • The Kite Rider

    Geraldine McCaughrean

    Mass Market Paperback (Harper Trophy, Sept. 23, 2003)
    Geraldine McCaughrean—two-time Carnegie Medalist for Where the World Ends and Pack of Lies—delivers a dazzling story of adventure, betrayal, family, and sacrifice set in the dramatic, dangerous world of thirteenth-century China. “A genuine page-turner,” raved ALA Booklist in a starred review!The Great Miao, master of the Jade Circus, offers twelve-year-old Haoyou the amazing chance to change his life—to escape from his family’s poverty and the pain of his father’s recent death—by becoming a kite rider!Strapped onto a beautiful scarlet-and-gold kite, Haoyou is sent into the sky to soar perilously among the clouds and entertain awestruck crowds below. Traveling the Empire with the circus, Haoyou earns freedom, money, and unexpected fame as he skillfully performs for local villagers who believe he can bring back messages from lost loved ones whose spirits haunt the sky. The Great Miao even plans for the boy to perform before the Mongol conqueror Kublai Khan himself! But what if the Miao isn’t all that he seems? And can Haoyou really leave behind all the duties that bind him to the ground—his family and especially his widowed mother—for good?
  • LIRAEL: Daughter of the Clayr

    Garth Nix

    Mass Market Paperback (Harper Trophy, April 1, 2002)
    In this riveting sequel to Sabriel, master of fantasy and globally bestselling author Garth Nix returns to the fantastic world of the Old Kingdom.Who is Lirael? And what is her destiny?Lirael has never felt like a true daughter of the Clayr. Abandoned by her mother, ignorant of her father’s identity, Lirael resembles no one else in her large extended family living in the Clayr’s Glacier. She doesn’t even have the Sight — the ability to see into the present and possible futures — that is the very birthright of the Clayr.Nonetheless, it is Lirael in whose hands the fate of the Old Kingdom lies. She must undertake a desperate mission under the growing shadow of an ancient evil — one that opposes the Royal Family, blocks the Sight of the Clay; and threatens to break the very boundary between Life and Death itself.With only her faithful companion, the Disreputable Dog, to help her, Lirael must find the courage to seek her own hidden destiny.“What makes Lirael a delight is the magic that Nix brings to his story and to his characters.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
  • Stormswept: The Ingo Chronicles

    Helen Dunmore

    eBook (HarperTrophy, Feb. 21, 2012)
    In this companion novel to the Ingo series, myth and reality collide when Morveren, a young girl from a Cornish island, discovers a Mer boy, Malin, half-buried in the sand dunes. New conflicts erupt between the worlds of sea and air, and storm clouds of danger gather as Morveren and her twin sister, Jenna, struggle to protect Malin. An enthralling battle of loyalties begins when Morveren and Jenna learn that even your closest friends can betray you, and that a tragic reality lies beneath their island’s legends.
  • Betsy and the Great World

    Maud Hart Lovelace, Vera Neville

    Paperback (HarperTrophy, March 31, 1996)
    Betsy sails for Europe to try to forget Joe Willard and to gather material which will aid her in becoming an author, in a sixtieth anniversary edition of a beloved novel which includes a new biographical section and a new forward. Original.