Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy

10 best books like Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy (Gary D. Schmidt): Downright Dencey, Elijah of Buxton, Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night, A Wreath for Emmett Till, Show Way, The Voice That Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights, John Lennon: All I Want is the Truth, Heart to Heart: New Poems Inspired by Twentieth-Century American Art, Many Stones, Penny from Heaven

AuthorCaroline Dale Snedeker
ISBN1883937795
This treasure of a novel, a Newbery Honor Book, is set on the island of Nantucket just before the War of 1812. Much more than a tale of whaling ships and gentle Quaker eccentricities, it is a tale of friendship-the kind most truly espoused by these 'plain' folk, with all the struggle and complexity one should...
AuthorChristopher Paul Curtis
ISBN0439023440
Newbery Medalist and CSK Award winner Christopher Paul Curtis's debut middle-grade/young-YA novel for Scholastic features his trademark humor, compelling storytelling, and unique narrative voice.
Eleven-year-old Elijah is the first child born into freedom in Buxton, Canada, a settlement...
AuthorJoyce Sidman
ISBN0547152280
A 2011 Newbery Honor Book


Come feel the cool and shadowed breeze,
come smell your way among the trees,
come touch rough bark and leathered leaves:
Welcome to the night.

Welcome to the night, where mice stir and furry moths flutter. Where snails spiral into shells...
AuthorMarilyn Nelson
ISBN0618397523
In 1955, people all over the United States knew that Emmett Louis Till was a fourteen-year-old African American boy lynched for supposedly whistling at a white woman in Mississippi. The brutality of his murder, the open-casket funeral, and the acquittal of the men tried for the crime drew wide media...
AuthorJacqueline Woodson
ISBN0399237496
Soonie's great-grandma was just seven years old when she was sold to a big plantation without her ma and pa, and with only some fabric and needles to call her own. She pieced together bright patches with names like North Star and Crossroads, patches with secret meanings made into quilts called Show Ways...
AuthorRussell Freedman
ISBN0618159762
"A voice like yours," celebrated conductor Arturo Toscanini told contralto Marian Anderson, "is heard once in a hundred years." This insightful account of the great African American vocalist considers her life and musical career in the context of the history of civil rights in this country. Drawing...
AuthorElizabeth Partridge
ISBN0670059544
Award-winning biographer Elizabeth Partridge dives into Lennon’s life from the night he was born in 1940 during a World War II air raid on Liverpool, deftly taking us through his turbulent childhood and his rebellious rock’n’roll teens to his celebrated life writing, recording, and performing...
AuthorJan Greenberg
ISBN0810943867
Fantastic concept. Seeing the works of art through the poets' eyes really helped me see more in them, connect with them on a deeper level. Many were new to me, though, and that was interesting, too.

I really liked what Bobbi Katz did in "Lessons from a Painting by Rothko" for one of Marc Rothko's...
AuthorCarolyn Coman
ISBN0142301485
I really enjoyed this realistic fiction novel that centered around the strained relationship between a teenage girl and her father.

The main character, Berry, is the younger sibling by quite a few years. When she was in middle school, Laura, her older sister, was in college. Their father had...
AuthorJennifer L. Holm
It's 1953 and 11-year-old Penny dreams of a summer of butter pecan ice cream, swimming, and baseball. But nothing’s that easy in Penny’s family. For starters, she can’t go swimming because her mother’s afraid she’ll catch polio at the pool. To make matters worse, her favorite uncle is living...
AuthorAudrey Couloumbis
ISBN0698118928
A Southern charmer for fans of Newbery Honor book Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage
Audrey Couloumbis's masterful debut novel brings to mind Karen Hesse, Katherine Paterson, and Betsy Byars's The Summer of the Swans—it is a story you will never forget. 


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AuthorAlan Armstrong
ISBN0375828656
This Newbery-Honor winning tale introduces Whittington, a roughneck Tom who arrives one day at a barn full of rescued animals and asks for a place there. He spins for the animals—as well as for Ben and Abby, the kids whose grandfather does the rescuing—a yarn about his ancestor, the nameless cat...
AuthorCarol Fenner
ISBN0689821727
Yolanda is a great big girl and strong for her age, bigger and stronger and smarter than anyone else in the fifth grade. She is cool and streetwise, too, and afraid of no one. It's easy for her to watch out for her little, first-grade brother, Andrew. But their mother, a legal professional and a widow, is...
AuthorBruce Brooks
ISBN0064405648
Reverse spin, triple pump, reverse dribble, stutter step with twist to the left, stutter into jumper, blind pass. These are me. The moves make the man. The moves make me.

Jerome foxworthy -- the Jayfox to his friends -- likes to think he can handle anything. He handled growing up without a father....
AuthorPaul Fleischman
ISBN0763627755
Paul Fleischman spins three engrossing stories about the unexpected ways an artist's creations reveal truths - tales whose intriguing plots and many moods will entertain readers and inspire future writers.

Can wood, copper, or marble communicate? They can if they are the graven images...
AuthorPatricia Lauber
ISBN0689716796
May 18, 1980, 8:32 A.M.: An earthquake suddenly triggered an avalanche on Mount St. Helens, a volcano in southern Washington State. Minutes later, Mount St. Helens blew the top off its peak and exploded into the most devastating volcanic eruption in U.S. history.

What caused the eruption?...
AuthorRuth White
ISBN0440413729
An alternate cover edition can be found here.

When Belle Prater disappears, Belle’s boy, Woodrow, comes to live with his grandparents in Coal Station, Virginia. Woodrow’s cousin Gypsy is the town beauty, but she has hidden sorrows and secrets of her own. She wonders how Woodrow can accept...
AuthorNorma Fox Mazer
ISBN0380750252
At fifteen, Rachel is a worrier. She worries about whether her family understands her, whether her friends like her, and whether she'll get her first kiss before she turns sixteen. And she worries about whether she can handle having a real boyfriend if he does come along.

But it takes a dying...
AuthorTomie dePaola
ISBN0698118642
A Newbery Honor Book

Tomie's family starts building their new house at 26 Fairmount Avenue in 1938, just as a hurricane hits town, starting off a busy, crazy year. Tomie has many adventures all his own, including eating chocolate with his Nana Upstairs, only to find out--the hard way--that...
AuthorIsaac Bashevis Singer
ISBN0374383162
"In our time, when literature is losing its address and the telling of stories is becoming a forgotten art, children are the best readers."

—When Shlemiel Went to Warsaw & Other Stories, from the Foreward

I have to admit, Isaac Bashevis Singer really has a way with folk tale humor....
AuthorMary Stolz
ISBN0762418893
At last, Mary Stolz's 1962 Newbery Honor-winning book is back. And now, for the first time, the classic story is brought to life with colorful illustrations in a picture book format. Award-winning illustrator Pierre Pratt adds whimsical new art to this charming tale about two little mice assigned...
AuthorMabel Louise Robinson
ISBN0394909860
Born and raised on Bright Island off the Maine coast, Thankful Curtis is more like her sea captain grandfather than any of her older brothers are. Nothing suits her better than sailing and helping her father with the farm. But when her dreaded sisters-in-law suggest that Thankful get some proper schooling...
AuthorMargarita Engle
ISBN0805086749
It is 1896. Cuba has fought three wars for independence and still is not free. People have been rounded up in reconcentration camps with too little food and too much illness. Rosa is a nurse, but she dares not go to the camps. So she turns hidden caves into hospitals for those who know how to find her.

Black,...
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