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  • Cynthia Lord

    Newbery Honor-winning author Cynthia Lord has written a sensitive and accessible book about the challenges of fitting in when you know you're a little different. On the last night of summer, Emma tags along with her game warden father on a routine call. They're supposed to rescue a wild rabbit from a picket fence, but instead they find a little bunny. Emma convinces her father to bring him home for the night. The next day, Emma starts public school for the very first time after years of being homeschooled. More than anything, Emma wants to make a best friend in school. But things don't go as planned. On the first day of school, she's paired with a boy named Jack for a project. He can't...read more

  • Cynthia Lord

    Acclaimed author Cynthia Lord received the Newbery Honor for her debut novel Rules, which School Library Journal called 'a lovely, warm read.' In Touch Blue, Lord pens a moving tale about the meaning of home. Tess is heartbroken when she learns the state of Maine is about to shut down her small island's schoolhouse, forcing her family to move to the mainland. But Tess' parents have a plan. Increasing the school's attendance by having families take in foster children just might change the state's mind. Tess is sure the plan will work, but she makes a wish on some blue seaglass just in...read more

  • Cynthia Lord

    There's a hot rod race today at noon! But before the hamster can enter the big race, he must first find his perfect hot rod. Where will he ever find a car small enough for a hamster? Of course-the One Dog's Junk Yard! Dog tries to help Hamster, but there are so many cars for the hamster to choose from. Old car? New car? Or a shiny, glittering blue car? How will Hamster ever decide which is best for burning rubber? In Hot Rod Hamster, Newbery Honor winner Cynthia Lord pens a delightful tale about a hamster who feels the need for speed. Children will be thrilled to join in as narrator L.J. Ganser's vibrant voice guides them through Hamster's difficult decision and asks, 'Which would you...read more

  • Cynthia Lord

    Rules, Cynthia Lord's Newbery and ALA Award-winning debut novel, is a tender look at the frustration, struggle, devotion, and hope experienced by families with autistic children. Catherine, a 12-year-old girl with big responsibilities, loves her autistic younger brother David and makes lists of rules she thinks will help him get by. But she often feels that her parents, focused on special care for David, forget that she exists, too. '... this sensitive story is about being different, feeling different, and finding acceptance.'-School Library...read more

  • Cynthia Lord

    Set during a harvesting season among the blueberry barrens of coastal Maine, a small-town veteran, Lily, and Salma, a Hispanic migrant worker forge an unexpected friendship which leaves them both forever...read more

  • Cynthia Lord

    A moving new middle-grade novel from the Newbery Honor author of RULES. When Lucy's family moves to an old house on a lake, Lucy tries to see her new home through her camera's lens, as her father has taught her -- he's a famous photographer, away on a shoot. Will her photos ever meet his high standards? When she discovers that he's judging a photo contest, Lucy decides to enter anonymously. She wants to find out if her eye for photography is really special -- or only good enough. As she seeks out subjects for her photos, Lucy gets to know Nate, the boy next door. But slowly the camera reveals what Nate doesn't want to see: his grandmother's memory is slipping away, and with it much of what...read more