Talkin’ About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman.
by Nikki Grimes
A biography of the woman who became the first licensed Afro American pilot.
by Faith Ringgold
A young girl dreams of flying above her Harlem home, claiming all she sees for herself and her family. Based on the author's quilt painting of the same name.
Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born
by Jamie Lee Curtis
A young girl asks her parents to tellher the cherished family story of her birth and adoption.
Thank You, Bear
by Greg Foley
Despite the criticism of others, a bear finds the perfect gift for his mouse friend.
The Absent Author
by Rob Roy
Josh, Dink and Ruth Rose must solve the mystery of the disappearance of their favorite author.
The Adventures of Sir Lancelot the Great
by Gerald Morris
Sir Lancelot arrives in King Arthur's court and has many grand adventures after becoming the king's bravest and greatest knight.
The Ballad of Lucy Whipple
by Karen Cushman
In 1849, a 12 year old girl who calls herself Lucy is distraught when her mother move the family from Massachusetts to a small California town, where Lucy helps run a rough boarding house and looks to find comfort in books while trying to find a way to get "home."
The Big Orange Splot
by Daniel Pinkwater
When a seagull drops a can of orange paint on his neat house, Mr. Plumbean gets an idea that affects his entire neighborhood.
The Bossy Gallito: a Traditional Cuban Folk Tale
by Lucia Gonzalez
In this cumulative Cuban folktale, a bossy rooster dirties his beak when he eats a kernel of corn and must find a way to clean it before his parrot uncle's wedding.
The Captain Contest
by Matt Christopher
Dewey loves to draw and wants to enter the soccer team logo contest, but he does not want to win the grand prize being team captain.
The Carrot Seed
by Ruth Krauss
A young boy plants a carrot seed and, although the adults tell him that nothing will happen, he just knows it will come up.
The Case of Hungry Stranger
by Crosby Bonsall
Wizard and his friends are clueless when they are sent on the trail of a blueberry pie thief, until Wizard hits on a plan that is sure to nab the sweet-toothed pilferer.
The City of Ember
by Jeanne DuPrau
In the year 241, twelve year old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions.
The Crow Girl: The Children of Crow Cove
by Bodil Bredsdorff
After the death of her grandmother, a young orphaned girl leaves her house by the cove and begins a journey which leads her to people and experiences that exemplify the wisdom her grandmother had shared with her.
The Daring Nellie Bly: America’s Star Reporter
by Bonnie Christensen
Introduces the life of Nellie Bly who, as a "stunt reporter" for the New York World newspaper in the late 1800s, championed women's rights and traveled around the world faster than anyone ever had.