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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.
  • 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.
  • Hiroshima

    Laurence Yep

    Paperback (Scholastic Paperbacks, May 1, 1996)
    Based on real accounts by Hiroshima survivors, the fictional story of twelve-year-old Sachi follows her witness to the devastation in her city as a result of the bombing and describes her healing process as she helps to rebuild her home. Reprint.
  • Shoebag

    Mary James

    Paperback (Scholastic Paperbacks, June 1, 1992)
    Awakening one morning to find that he has turned into a little boy, Shoebag the cockroach is adopted by the Biddle family and assimilated into human life, but he still yearns to be the roach he once was. Reprint.
  • The Lemonade Trick

    Scott Corbett, Paul Galdone

    Paperback (Scholastic Paperbacks, Jan. 1, 1988)
    When Kerby adds a magic chemical to a pitcher of lemonade, the people who drink it are strangely affected
  • Fourth Grade Rats

    Jerry Spinelli, Paul Casale

    Paperback (Scholastic Paperbacks, March 1, 1993)
    A fast, fun, friendship read from the Newbery-award winning author of Maniac Magee.Fourth graders are tough. They aren't afraid of spiders. They say no to their moms. They push first graders off the swings. And they never, ever cry.Suds knows that now that he's in fourth grade, he's supposed to be a rat. But whenever he tries to act like one, something goes wrong. Can Suds's friend Joey teach him to toughen up...or will Suds remain a fourth grade wimp?
  • 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.
  • Run Away Home

    Patricia C. McKissack

    Paperback (Scholastic Paperbacks, Jan. 1, 2001)
    When Geronimo's forces fail to win the battle in New Mexico and his Apache clan is sent to live on a reservation, one young boy breaks free and soon stumbles upon the home of a kindly African-American family where he is given shelter and protection. Reprint.
  • 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. . . .
  • The Girl With the Silver Eyes

    Willo Davis Roberts

    Paperback (Scholastic Paperbacks, Jan. 1, 1991)
    A 10-year-old girl, who has always looked different from other children, discovers that she not only has unusual powers but that there are others like her.