The Gold Cadillac
by Mildred D. Taylor (Newbery Author)
48 pages

An African American family contends with suspicion and outright racism when they drive through the Jim Crow South in a flashy new car. "In simple language, [Taylor] manages to capture both the ugliness of segregation and the strength and dignity it took to fight it. Her tale is a powerful one, gently told." —The New York Times Book Review

Little House Boxed Set
by Laura Ingalls Wilder
160–384 pages

Join Laura and her family on nine pioneer adventures! 5 Newbery Honor winners.

Marvin Redpost #8: A Magic Crystal?
by Louis Sachar
96 pages

Marvin's new friend Casey has a crystal, which she claims has had magic powers ever since it was struck by lightening. Thought Marvin is skeptical, when Casey offers him some wishes, he decides to test the crystal out. Whether by magic or coincidence, Marvin's wishes come true, including an impulsive, angry wish to stop Casey herself from talking. Marvin's frantic quest to undo the effects of the wish will keep readers laughing in this entertaining—and believable—chapter book.

Things Not Seen
by Andrew Clements
256 pages

When Bobby wakes up and finds himself invisible, he and his new blind friend try to find out what caused his condition and how to reverse it. "The earnest and likable 15-year-old narrator is the principal thing not seen in Clements's fast-paced novel . . . the author spins a convincing and affecting story, giving Bobby's feeling of helplessness and his frustration with his parents an achingly real edge." —Publishers Weekly
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The Time Bike
by Jane Langton (Newbery Author)
192 pages

In this fantastic adventure, Eddy is disappointed when his uncle gives him an old-fashioned bicycle—until he discovers that the bike can travel through time. "A whimsical and enthralling book." —Publishers Weekly

The Whipping Boy
by Sid Fleischman
96 pages

Jemmy, an orphan living at court, has an unpleasant job: whenever Prince Brat gets into trouble, it's Jemmy who has to take the beating. Jemmy plans his escape, but Prince Brat beats him to it, running away and taking Jemmy with him. When the boys get mixed up with some dangerous outlaws, they find that they need each other to survive. Role reversals, run-ins with dangerous outlaws, and plenty of twists and turns make for an enthralling read that's sure to win new fans for this award-winning author.
Newbery Medal winner.