Gooney Bird Greene

Gooney Bird tells stories—and teaches second graders about how to write their own good stories.

Gooney Bird Greene

A Place for Peter

Peter must earn his father’s trust, and he learns through that that doing the hard things is worth it in the end. 

A Place for Peter

Mountain Born

Peter, a sheep farmer’s son, raises a black lamb to be the leader of the flock—and learns what it means to be a leader and a follower at the same time. 

Mountain Born

Little Pear

Little Pear is a five-year-old Chinese boy who loves his family and longs for adventure—but what happens when that adventure carries him too far?

Little Pear

The Terrible Wave

Synopsis: When the dam bursts and hits Johnstown, will Megan and her family be able to get away from the flood in time?

The Terrible Wave

Number the Stars

Annemarie and her family must hide Ellen, a Jewish girl, from the Nazis—but can she find the strength and courage to stand up against the soldiers?

Number the Stars

The Witch of Blackbird Pond

Kit Tyler, a new immigrant to the Connecticut Colony, has to learn to fit in with the Puritan’s ways—but she knows she’ll always feel trapped unless she can find a way to be herself.

The Witch of Blackbird Pond

The Seventeenth Swap, by Eloise McGraw

Eric Greene’s friend Jimmy wants red cowboy boots—but can Eric earn enough money in time to buy them?

The Seventeenth Swap

Seven Daughters and Seven Sons

A retelling of an ancient Arab tale about a young woman who sets up shop in a distant city to help her impoverished family.

Seven Daughters and Seven Sons

Turn Homeward, Hannalee

A young captive in Indiana who came from the Confederate south longs to return home, but is it possible to travel such a distance safely—and keep her promise?

Turn Homeward Hannalee