Brendan Buckley's universe and everything in it
Brendan Buckley, a biracial ten-year-old, applies his scientific problem-solving ability and newfound interest in rocks and minerals to connect with his white grandfather, the president of Puyallup Rock Club, and to learn why he and Brendan's mother are estranged.
Boston Jane : an adventure
Accepting a proposal of marriage to a man she barely knows in order to escape her unpromising life in Philadelphia, Jane embarks on a sea voyage to mid-19th-century Washington Territory, a journey that poses unexpected challenges. By the Newbery Honor-winning author of Penny from Heaven.
The ghost's grave
After meeting the ghost of a long-dead coal miner, young Josh takes on a strange and morbid task for his spiritual acquaintance in order to help him finally be able to rest in peace, but things become even more curious as he begins digging in the cemetery--causing a curious Josh to worry that he might have gotten into something way over his head.
The fences between us : the diary of Piper Davis
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.
Flight of the Fisherbird
In 1889 in the islands off the coast of Washington State, thirteen-year-old Clementine pulls a nearly drowned Chinese man out of the sea and begins to suspect that her beloved uncle may have been involved in his attempted murder as well as other treacherous deeds.In 1889, thirteen-year-old Clementine pulls a nearly drowned Chinese man out of the sea and begins to suspect that her beloved uncle may have been involved in his attempted murder as well as other treacherous deeds.