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  • Freedom Crossing

    Margaret Goff Clark

    Paperback (Scholastic Paperbacks, Feb. 1, 1991)
    Laura Eastman returns to New York after living in the South with relatives for four years to discover that her brother and father are part of the Underground Railroad, helping fugitive slaves to escape to Canada. When a friend brings a runaway slave, Martin, to the house while her father and stepmother are away, Laura must decide what she believes -- and whether she should help Martin escape.
  • The Pinballs

    Betsy Byars

    Paperback (HarperCollins, Aug. 10, 2004)
    From Newbery-winning author Betsy Byars comes a story full of "poignancy, perception, and humor" (The Chicago Tribune), about three foster kids who learn what it takes to make a family. This chapter book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 7 to 9 who are reading independently. It’s a fun way to keep your child engaged and as a supplement for activity books for children.You can't always decide where life will take you—especially when you're a kid. Carlie knows she's got no say in what happens to her. Stuck in a foster home with two other kids, Harvey and Thomas J, she's just a pinball being bounced from bumper to bumper. As soon as you get settled, somebody puts another coin in the machine and off you go again. But against her will and her better judgment, Carlie and the boys become friends. And all three of them start to see that they can take control of their own lives.
  • The Loner

    Ester Wier

    Paperback (Apple, Jan. 1, 1992)
    Wandering westward, picking fruit for wages, a lonely boy cannot remember his name or his family and takes care of himself until he meets a woman sheep farmer who provides him with a loving home
  • Ten Kids, No Pets

    M. Martin Ann

    Paperback (Scholastic Paperbacks, May 1, 2006)
    Newbery Honor medalist Ann M. Martin's funny, insightful take on pets and family -- now with a spectacular new cover.There are ten siblings in the Rosso family. Ten individuals with ten different ways of looking at things. But they all have one thing in common: Each of them wants a pet. The only problem is that their mom does not: "No pets," she has always said. "Ten kids is enough."But now that the Rosso family is moving from the big city to the country, there are big changes ahead, including a new farmhouse and lots of nature. But the Rosso kids will still need to figure out a plan to change mom's mind. . . .
  • Class President

    Johanna Hurwitz

    Paperback (Apple, Aug. 1, 1991)
    Julio hides his own leadership ambitions to help another candidate win the nomination for class president.
  • Scholastic Atlas of the United States

    David Rubel

    Hardcover (Scholastic Reference, Aug. 1, 2000)
    Detailed maps of the fifty states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D. C., along with bright photos and appendices, enhance this up-to-date reference tool.
  • Sixth Grade Secrets

    Louis Sachar

    Mass Market Paperback (Scholastic Paperbacks, Sept. 1, 1994)
    From the Newbery-award winning author of HolesWhen Laura Sibbie starts a secret club at school, makes the other members them give her something totally embarrassing as "insurance," to make sure they don't tell anyone else about the club. She promises to keep the insurance secret, unless someone blabs. Gabriel, who never tells on anybody, would be a perfect member of Pig City. He wants to join, too. But when Laura asks him, something goes terribly wrong. Now there are two secret clubs in Mr. Doyle's class, and guess who's the head of the new one-Gabriel! Each club is determined to topple the other, and nobody's secrets are safe.
  • Five True Horse Stories

    Margaret Davidson

    Paperback (Scholastic Paperbacks, Dec. 1, 1994)
    An anthology of five horse stories including the saga of a famous Chincoteague pony and Justin Morgan's big little horse.
  • Ghosts Beneath Our Feet

    Betty Ren Wright

    Paperback (Scholastic Paperbacks, May 1, 1995)
    Anticipating a summer vacation of new friends and new places to explore, Katie becomes alarmed when the town seems to be deserted except for a handful of hostile kids, and the house she stays in appears to be haunted. Reprint.
  • Eleven Kids, One Summer

    Ann M. Martin

    Paperback (Apple, Oct. 1, 1996)
    Adventures of a family with eleven children as they summer on the beach at Fire Island
  • Our Man Weston

    Gordon Korman

    Paperback (Scholastic Book Service, July 15, 1986)
    Twin brothers Sidney and Tom Weston take summer jobs as bellboys at the Pine Grove Resort Hotel and become detectives when a series of strange events leads them to suspect that an international spy ring is in operation
  • Haunted Island

    Joan Lowery Nixon

    Paperback (Scholastic Paperbacks, March 1, 1995)
    Persuaded by Amos Corley to venture to Haunted Island and recover a lost fortune, Chris and Amy find themselves alone on the island -- after Amos suddenly disappears -- confronting the ghosts of Joshua and his vicious dog, Shadow, and fighting for their l