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A poignant novel about a boy's friendship with a burn victim is perfect for fans of R. J. Palacio's Wonder.
From the moment Jessica arrives, life is never quite the same for Tom and his seventh-grade classmates. Jessica was badly burned in a fire, and will be attending St. Catherine's while getting medical treatments.$5.99ISBN: 9780545477116Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Scholastic Paperbacks - September 1st, 2012Avi's treasured Newbery Honor Book now with exclusive bonus content!
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels. Includes exclusive bonus content!
A Newbery Honor Book
* "A thrilling tale, tautly plotted, vividly narrated." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review
$5.99ISBN: 9780142403709Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Puffin Books - April 20th, 2006
The Newbery Honor Book and New York Times Bestseller that is historical fiction with a hint of mystery about living at Alcatraz not as a prisoner, but as a kid meeting some of the most famous criminals in our history. Al Capone Does My Shirts has become an instant classic for all kids to read!$5.99ISBN: 9780375822742Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Yearling - May 25th, 2004
Ember is the only light in a dark world. But when its lamps begin to flicker, two friends must race to escape the dark. This highly acclaimed adventure series is a modern-day classic—with over 4 MILLION copies sold!
$5.99ISBN: 9780547053196Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: HMH Books for Young Readers - February 18th, 2008In this redesigned edition of Scott O'Dell's classic novel, a young Eskimo girl encounters frightening obstacles when she takes her father's place in the Iditarod, the annual 1,172-mile dogsled race in Alaska.$5.99ISBN: 9780061345036Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Greenwillow Books - April 10th, 2007
When Buddy Stebbins stumbles onto the thirteenth floor of a shabby old building, he finds himself suddenly transported aboard a leaking pirate ship in a howling storm—three hundred years in the past! Cast adrift with Captain John Crack-stone, Buddy washes up in New England, where his plucky ancestor, Abigail, is caught up in the witchcraft mania.$9.74ISBN: 9780395518489Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Clarion Books - September 25th, 1989
1988 Newbery Medal Winner
Abraham Lincoln stood out in a crowd as much for his wit and rollicking humor as for his height.$5.99ISBN: 9780440418290Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Yearling - September 10th, 2002
Nory Ryan's family has lived on Maidin Bay on the west coast of Ireland for generations, raising a pig and a few chickens, planting potatoes, getting by.$5.24ISBN: 9780060534455Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: HarperCollins - January 30th, 2007
Cannons are blasting!
Bullets are flying!
Wounded soldiers are everywhere!
Stosh has time-traveled to 1863, right into the middle of the Civil War. In possibly his most exciting and definitely his most dangerous trip yet, Stosh has decided to answer the question for all time: did Abner Doubleday, a Civil War general, really invent the game of baseball?$13.50ISBN: 9780449005613Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Ballantine Books - March 26th, 2002
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of the runaway phenomenon Unbroken comes a universal underdog story about the horse who came out of nowhere to become a legend.$5.99ISBN: 9780618342488Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: HMH Books for Young Readers - October 1st, 2002
At the age of fourteen, Francisco Jiménez, together with his older brother Roberto and his mother, are caught by la migra. Forced to leave their home in California, the entire family travels all night for twenty hours by bus, arriving at the U.S. and Mexican border in Nogales, Arizona.$6.74ISBN: 9780689856402Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - December 26th, 2006
kira-kira (kee ra kee ra): glittering; shining Glittering. That's how Katie Takeshima's sister, Lynn, makes everything seem. The sky is kira-kira because its color is deep but see-through at the same time. The sea is kira-kira for the same reason. And so are people's eyes.$5.24ISBN: 9781338053807Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Scholastic Press - March 27th, 2018#1 New York Times bestselling author Gordon Korman harkens back to his No More Dead Dogs days in this new stand-alone that takes a more serious tone than ever before.
Chase's memory just went out the window.
$5.99ISBN: 9780385735957Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Yearling - December 23rd, 2008
This Newbery Honor winning, New York Times bestseller celebrates the true spirit of independence on the American frontier.$3.74ISBN: 9780439227148Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Scholastic Paperbacks - January 1st, 2001$5.99ISBN: 9780545700283Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Scholastic Press - May 9th, 2017This powerful middle-grade novel from the Newbery Honor author of Rules explores a friendship between a small-town girl and the daughter of migrant workers.$6.74ISBN: 9780142407578Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Puffin Books - March 1st, 2007
The #1 Bestseller!$6.74ISBN: 9780380805600Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: HarperCollins - April 30th, 2002
In his Napra Nautilus Award-winning novel Touching Spirit Bear, author Ben Mikaelson delivers a poignant coming-of-age story of a boy who must overcome the effects that violence has had on his life. This middle grade novel is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 6, especially during homeschooling.$5.99ISBN: 9780439796644Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Scholastic Press - September 1st, 2010In 1914, Joey, a farm horse, is sold to the army and thrust into the midst of World War I on the Western Front. When Joey is dragged away, his heart aches for Albert, the farmer's son he is forced to leave behind. In the army the beautiful red-bay horse is trained to charge the enemy, drag heavy artillery, and carry wounded soldiers not much older than Albert off the battlefields.Potentially Unavailable: Email or call Russo's for price and availabilityISBN: 9780440421634Availability: Special Order -- Russo's will research title and do our best to get it for youPublished: Yearling - January 23rd, 2007
Julia Song and her friend Patrick want to team up to win a blue ribbon at the state fair, but they can't agree on the perfect project. ThenJulia's mother suggests they raise silkworms as she did years ago in Korea. The optimistic twosome quickly realizes that raising silkworms is a lot tougher than they thought.$5.99ISBN: 9780064401845Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: HarperCollins - May 2nd, 2017
The 40th anniversary edition of the classic Newbery Medal-winning title by beloved author Katherine Paterson, with brand-new bonus materials including an author's note by Katherine herself and a foreword by New York Times bestselling author Kate DiCamillo.$5.99ISBN: 9781416939399Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 8th, 2007
A LIFE AS EXCITING AS FICTION
Gary Paulsen, three-time Newbery Honor author, is no stranger to adventure. He has flown off the back of a dogsled and down a frozen waterfall to near disaster, and waited for a giant bear to seal his fate with one slap of a claw.$5.24ISBN: 9780060728274Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Katherine Tegen Books - February 21st, 2006
“Fantasy adventure on a grand scale, with a wealth of wilderness lore and convincing characterizations.” —Booklist
Fans of Fablehaven and City of Ember will devour Michelle Paver’s bestselling fantasy series about one boy’s epic fight against evil and the wolf who guides him.$6.74ISBN: 9780142405079Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Puffin Books - November 21st, 2006
If your teacher has to die, August isn't a bad time of year for it," begins Richard Peck's latest novel, a book full of his signature wit and sass. Russell Culver is fifteen in 1904, and he's raring to leave his tiny Indiana farm town for the endless sky of the Dakotas. To him, school has been nothing but a chain holding him back from his dreams.$5.99ISBN: 9780786838653Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Disney-Hyperion - April 1st, 2006
Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book One: Lightning Thief, The$5.99ISBN: 9780547237602Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Clarion Books - May 18th, 2009Seventh grader Holling Hoodhood believes fate has it in for him. He is supposed to stay out of trouble, to avoid tarnishing his father’s business image.$5.24ISBN: 9780141326023Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Puffin Books - June 11th, 2009
When young David Balfour's father dies and leaves him in poverty, he tracks down his Uncle Ebenezer to seek his inheritance. But his uncle is a mean, nasty man with a dark family secret. David finds himself in terrible danger when he is kidnapped and taken prisoner on board a ship bound for slavery - he must escape.$5.99ISBN: 9780152162689Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: HMH Books for Young Readers - November 1st, 2002In these two delightful history-mysteries, seven boys in Ancient Rome solve strange crimes . . .$5.99ISBN: 9780064400855Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: HarperCollins - January 23rd, 2001
Newbery Honor Book Dragonwings by Lawrence Yep takes readers on an adventure-filled journey across the world. This middle grade novel is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 6, especially during homeschooling. It’s a fun way to keep your child entertained and engaged while not in the classroom.
$5.99ISBN: 9780142401095Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Puffin Books - April 12th, 2004
30th Anniversary edition with a new introduction from the author