Stephen Bishop is a slave. Assigned by his master to explore Kentucky’s Mammoth Cave in 1838, Stephen has become an expert guide for tourists visiting the natural wonder. He has searched its trails, discovered eyeless fish and albino crayfish in its streams, and made the original detailed map of the explored parts…
Author Archive for: Emily
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Entries by Emily
To insure that the three Bateson children are safe from the Blitz in 1940’s London, their father has made arrangements for them to attend the Children’s Academy at Rookskill Castle in Scotland. A great danger awaits them at the castle, however.
The danger to a culture when its history-keepers are silenced is the foundational motif for this story of a boy who searches his city, in the kingdom of Morocco, for water to fill his cup. He encounters a wizened story-teller who begins to tell a fable to the boy about a family who always had enough water.
“Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don’t have the strength.” This quote by Theodore Roosevelt opens this 38-chapter middle grade edition of Robert Weintraub’s New York Times bestseller about Judy, the purebred Pointer, and her best friend, Frank Williams, a Royal Air Force radar expert.
Kelly Bennett loves sharing stories—both fiction and nonfiction. Her love of writing can be traced back to when she was two-ish, and used her mother’s black mascara and lipstick to write on the neighbor’s car! (And maybe blamed it on her brother…although she says he blamed it on her.) After learning how to write words […]
by Dianna Hutts Aston; illustrated by Sylvia Long
Some beetles can crawl through the eye of a needle. Some of them measure half a foot in length. Some dig and some hop. Some fly and some swim. All of them have incredible features that dazzle the eyes and ensnare the senses…
Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch is a Ukrainian Canadian author acclaimed for her historical fiction and nonfiction. Her award-winning books for young people include Last Airlift: A Vietnamese Orphan’s Rescue from War, a Red Cedar Information Book Award winner and OLA Red Maple Honor Book. Its sequel, One Step at a Time: A Vietnamese Child Finds Her […]
by Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes
Moving to a new school is always tough, especially when it looks like it might be haunted. The first day starts out badly for twelve-year-old Hopper, as she encounters a creepy janitor and a bunch of bullies.
by Amy Krouse Rosenthal; illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld
Simple and sweet, this collection of wishes for a young listener is perfect for sharing in an adult’s lap or poring over with a friend.
by Jerry Spinelli; Illustrated by LeUyen Pham
The enduring bond between a mother and her four children is delightfully demonstrated through a simple act—the mother’s “simple, two-note whistle” to call her children home….