Audacity Jones to the Rescue Audacity Jones 1

Author: Kirby Larson
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780545840620
Release Date: 2016-01-26
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Audacity Jones is an eleven-year-old orphan who aches for adventure, a challenge to break up the monotony of her life at Miss Maisie's School for Wayward Girls. Life as a wayward girl isn't so bad; Audie has the best of friends, a clever cat companion, and plenty of books to read. Still, she longs for some excitement, like the characters in the novels she so loves encounter. So when the mysterious Commodore Crutchfield visits the school and whisks Audie off to Washington, DC, she knows she's in for the journey of a lifetime. But soon, it becomes clear that the Commodore has unsavory plans for Audie -- plans that involve the president of the United States and a sinister kidnapping plot. Before she knows it, Audie winds up in the White House kitchens, where she's determined to stop the Commodore dead in his tracks. Can Audie save the day before it's too late?

Audacity Jones Steals the Show Audacity Jones 2

Author: Kirby Larson
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780545840682
Release Date: 2017-01-31
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Audacity Jones and her best friend, Bimmy, are setting off from Miss Maisie's School for Wayward Girls on an extraordinary adventure! In the glittering city of New York, the girls meet Harry Houdini, the world's most famous magician, as he prepares a new spectacle: Houdini plans to make an elephant disappear from a crowded theater. But Audacity and Bimmy discover a nefarious plot that puts Houdini's illusion in jeopardy. Who could be trying to sabotage the master magician? Audie will need all her smarts, the help of friends new and old, and even her best juggling skills to solve this mystery. Will she manage to save the show in time? Newbery Honor author Kirby Larson brings readers a magical romp of a mystery that will delight and thrill to the very last page.

Code Word Courage Dogs of World War II

Author: Kirby Larson
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780545840774
Release Date: 2018-04-24
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Billie has lived with her great-aunt ever since her mom passed away and her dad left. Billie's big brother, Leo, is about to leave, too, for the warfront. But first, she gets one more weekend with him at the ranch. Billie's surprised when Leo brings home a fellow Marine from boot camp, Denny. She has so much to ask Leo -- about losing her best friend and trying to find their father -- but Denny, who is Navajo, or Din?, comes with something special: a gorgeous, but injured, stray dog. As Billie cares for the dog, whom they name Bear, she and Bear grow deeply attached to each other. Soon enough, it's time for Leo and Denny, a Navajo Code Talker, to ship out. Billie does her part for the war effort, but she worries whether Leo and Denny will make it home, whether she'll find a new friend, and if her father will ever come back. Can Bear help Billie -- and Denny -- find what's most important? A powerful tale about unsung heroism on the WWII battlefield and the home front.

Liberty Dogs of World War II

Author: Kirby Larson
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780545840736
Release Date: 2016-10-11
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Fish has a knack for inventing. His annoying neighbor, Olympia, has a knack for messing things up. But when his latest invention leads Fish to Liberty, a beautiful stray dog who needs a home, he and Olympia work together to rescue her. However, a friendship that crosses racial lines is not the norm in 1940s New Orleans. But at the Higgins boatyard, where the boats that just might save the Allied forces during World War II are built, the wartime workforce is integrated and includes women and the disabled. Fish, who suffered from polio and whose dad is away fighting in Europe, looks up to Mr. Higgins, and he's thrilled when one of his inventions helps Mr. Higgins's engineers unlock the mechanics of the landing crafts. Mr. Higgins inspires him to be bold and brave. As Fish enlists the help of unexpected friends and allies to save Liberty, he finds his perceptions of the world -- of race and war, family and friendship -- transformed.

Hattie Big Sky

Author: Kirby Larson
Publisher: Yearling
ISBN: 0375846417
Release Date: 2007-12-26
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

This Newbery Honor winning, New York Times bestseller celebrates the true spirit of independence on the American frontier. For most of her life, sixteen-year-old Hattie Brooks has been shuttled from one distant relative to another. Tired of being Hattie Here-and-There, she summons the courage to leave Iowa and move all by herself to Vida, Montana, to prove up on her late uncle’s homestead claim. Under the big sky, Hattie braves hard weather, hard times, a cantankerous cow, and her own hopeless hand at the cookstove. Her quest to make a home is championed by new neighbors Perilee Mueller, her German husband, and their children. For the first time in her life, Hattie feels part of a family, finding the strength to stand up against Traft Martin’s schemes to buy her out and against increasing pressure to be a “loyal” American at a time when anything—or anyone—German is suspect. Despite daily trials, Hattie continues to work her uncle’s claim until an unforeseen tragedy causes her to search her soul for the real meaning of home. This young pioneer's story is lovingly stitched together from Kirby Larson’s own family history and the sights, sounds, and scents of homesteading life. AN AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION BEST BOOK FOR YOUNG ADULTS A SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL BEST BOOK A BOOKLIST EDITORS' CHOICE NAMED TO 13 STATE AWARD LISTS "A marvelous story about courage, loyalty, perseverance, and the meaning of home." --Newbery Award-Winning Author Karen Cushman From the Hardcover edition.

Daughter of Venice

Author: Donna Jo Napoli
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
ISBN: 9780375890079
Release Date: 2002-05-14
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

In 1592, Donata is a noble girl living in a palazzo on the Grand Canal. Girls of her class receive no education and rarely leave the palazzo. In a noble family, only one daughter and one son will be allowed to marry; Donata, like all younger daughters, will be sent to a convent. Donata longs to be tutored like her brothers and to see the Venice she has glimpsed only on the map. What is the world beyond her balcony, beyond what she sees when she glides, veiled, in a gondola down the canal? She dresses as a boy and escapes the palazzo on the Grand Canal to see the world before she is shut away, and to try to find a way to escape her fate. Donata risks everything; she changes her life, and her family’s life, forever when she walks through the door and encounters a Venice she never knew existed. From the Hardcover edition.

Duke Dogs of World War II

Author: Kirby Larson
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780545576444
Release Date: 2013-08-27
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

With World War II raging and his father fighting overseas in Europe, eleven-year-old Hobie Hanson is determined to do his part to help his family and his country, even if it means giving up his beloved German shepherd, Duke. Hoping to help end the war and bring his dad home faster, Hobie decides to donate Duke to Dogs for Defense, an organization that urges Americans to "loan" their pets to the military to act as sentries, mine sniffers, and patrol dogs. Hobie immediately regrets his decision and tries everything he can to get Duke back, even jeopardizing his friendship with the new boy at school. But when his father is taken prisoner by the Germans, Hobie realizes he must let Duke go and reach deep within himself to be brave. Will Hobie ever see Duke, or his father, again? With powerful storytelling and gripping emotion, critically acclaimed author Kirby Larson explores the many ways bravery and love help us to weather the most difficult times.

The Friendship Doll

Author: Kirby Larson
Publisher: Yearling Books
ISBN: 9780375850899
Release Date: 2012-05
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Throughout the twentieth century, Miss Kanagawa, one of fifty-eight dolls made to serve as ambassadors from Japan to the United States, travels the country learning to love while changing the lives of those who need her.

The Garden of Eve

Author: K. L. Going
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0152066144
Release Date: 2009-04
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Eve gave up her belief in stories and magic after her mother's death, but a mysterious birthday present takes her and a boy who claims to be a ghost on a strange journey, to where their supposedly cursed town flourishes.

The Fences Between Us

Author: Kirby Larson
Publisher: Scholastic Press
ISBN: 0545224187
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Desperately waiting to learn the fate of her soldier brother who was stationed aboard the Arizona during the attack on Pearl Harbor, Piper struggles with strict rationing and blackouts in her Seattle home before her pastor father moves the family to an internment camp with his Japanese-American congregants. 60,000 first printing.

The Book of Boy

Author: Catherine Gilbert Murdock
Publisher: Chicken House
ISBN: 9781911490586
Release Date: 2018-08-02
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Boy, a hunchbacked goatherd, is content in his quiet country life. But when a shadowy pilgrim arrives on the farm, his world is turned upside down. Secundus enlists Boy as his servant, plunging them both into a perilous treasure hunt - but there is more to the pilgrim's quest than meets the eye ...

Daniel Finds a Poem

Author: Micha Archer
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698172821
Release Date: 2016-02-16
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Stunning collage art full of rich color, glorious details, and a sense of wonder—reminiscent of the work of Ezra Jack Keats—illustrate this delightful story celebrating the poetry found in the world around us. What is poetry? Is it glistening morning dew? Spider thinks so. Is it crisp leaves crunching? That’s what Squirrel says. Could it be a cool pond, sun-warmed sand, or moonlight on the grass? Maybe poetry is all of these things, as it is something special for everyone—you just have to take the time to really look and listen. The magical thing is that poetry is in everyone, and Daniel is on his way to discovering a poem of his own after spending time with his animal friends. What is poetry? If you look and listen, it’s all around you!

Hattie Ever After

Author: Kirby Larson
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780385737463
Release Date: 2013-02-12
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

In 1919, 17-year-old Hattie leaves the Montana prairie—and her sweetheart Charlie—to become a female reporter in San Francisco, in the sequel to Hattie Big Sky, that was written, in part, to answer many questions that readers posed about the irrepressible Hattie.

Dash Dogs of World War II

Author: Kirby Larson
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780545662826
Release Date: 2014-08-26
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

New from Newbery Honor author Kirby Larson, the moving story of a Japanese-American girl who is separated from her dog upon being sent to an incarceration camp during WWII. Although Mitsi Kashino and her family are swept up in the wave of anti-Japanese sentiment following the attack on Pearl Harbor, Mitsi never expects to lose her home -- or her beloved dog, Dash. But, as World War II rages and people of Japanese descent are forced into incarceration camps, Mitsi is separated from Dash, her classmates, and life as she knows it. The camp is a crowded and unfamiliar place, whose dusty floors, seemingly endless lines, and barbed wire fences begin to unravel the strong Kashino family ties. With the help of a friendly neighbor back home, Mitsi remains connected to Dash in spite of the hard times, holding on to the hope that the war will end soon and life will return to normal. Though they've lost their home, will the Kashino family also lose their sense of family? And will Mitsi and Dash ever be reunited? *"This emotionally satisfying and thought-provoking book will have readers pulling for Mitsi and Dash." -KIRKUS REVIEWS, starred review

The V Word

Author: Amber J. Keyser
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781582705217
Release Date: 2016-02-02
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

A "collection of essays by women about losing their virginity in their teens, [which] captures the complexity of this important life-decision and reflects diverse real-world experiences. Includes ... resources for parents and teens"