|Hiding Out at the Pancake Palace, Nan Marino
When musical prodigy, Elvis Ruby, completely freezes up on television, he is forced to hide out in the Pinelands of New Jersey and try to find his way back to the music once again with the help of a new friend.
|Handbook for Dragon Slayers, Merrie Haskell
Yearning for life in a cloistered scriptorium, thirteen-year-old Princess Matilda, whose lame foot brings fear of the evil eye, escapes her scheming cousin Ivo and joins her servant Judith and an old friend, Parz, in hunting dragons and writing about them.
|P.K. Pinkerton and the Petrified Man, Caroline LawrenceAfter escaping the ruthless desperados, master-of-disguise P.K. Pinkerton has now set up a Private Eye business in Virginia City and is ready when a young maid named Martha approaches him for help in escaping a killer.|
|Donner Dinner Party, Nathan Hale
Revolutionary War spy, Nathan Hale, tells a hangman and British officer the story of the Donner Party, a doomed wagon train traveling from Illinois to California in 1846.
|Train Travel, Deborah Lock
Describes the type of accomodations available and the scenery travelers might expect to see on train trips throughout the world.
|Xtreme Illusions, National Geographic Kids
Presents a collection of vivid optical illusions, encompassing a wide range of visual tricks and deceptive eye puzzles, from images that appear to move to perplexing distortions and hidden objects.
|Sycamore Row, John Grisham
When wealthy Seth Hubbard hangs himself from a sycamore tree and leaves his fortune to his black maid, Jake Brigance once again finds himself embroiled in a fiercely controversial trial — a trial that will expose old racial tensions and force Ford County to confront its tortured history.
|The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells, Andrew Sean Greer
After the death of her beloved twin brother, Felix, and the breakup with her longtime lover, Nathan, Greta Wells embarks on a radical psychiatric treatment to alleviate her suffocating depression. But the treatment has unexpected effects, and Greta finds herself transported to the lives she might have had if she’d been born in different eras.
|Orphan Train: A Novel, Christina Baker Kline
Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer is close to ‘aging out’ out of the foster care system. A community service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping Molly out of juvie and worse. As she helps Vivian sort through her possessions and memories, Molly learns that she and Vivian aren’t as different as they seem to be. A young Irish immigrant orphaned in New York City, Vivian was put on a train to the Midwest with hundreds of other children whose destinies would be determined by luck and chance. Molly discovers that she has the power to help Vivian find answers to mysteries that have haunted her for her entire life–answers that will ultimately free them both.