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American Girl Books and Materials

Are you an American Girl fan? Here's a list of some of the American Girl books you can find at the Library! For more American Girl fun, check out the American Girl website.

Girl of the Year Books

Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
DATE AUTHOR TITLE CALL #
2012 Casanova, Mary McKenna
Seattle fourth-grader McKenna Brooks, who lives for gymnastics, struggles with school work until Josie, a tutor confined to a wheelchair, helps her with reading comprehension and much more.
J CASAN
2012 Casanova, Mary McKenna, Ready to Fly
When Seattle fourth-grader McKenna Brooks' cast comes off she dives back into gymnastics training in hopes of making the competitive team, but after volunteering at a therapeutic horseback riding center, she considers broadening her interests.
J CASAN
2011 Yee, Lisa Aloha, Kanani
Meet Kanani Akina. When Kanani's cousin Rachel comes to stay for a month, Kanani can't wait to show her what life is like in a friendly Hawaiian town--from eating shave ice to snorkeling with sea turtles.
J YEE
2011 Yee, Lisa Good Job, Kanani
Kanani is having a great time raising money to protect the Hawaiian monk seal by shaving ice at the beach. But when Celina who is her best friend, finds another surfing partner, Kanani finds herself alone and lonely.
J YEE
2010 Kurtz, Jane Lanie
Ten-year-old Lanie loves science and nature, but she has a problem: she's an "outside" girl with an "inside" family. She longs get out and go camping, but they all want to stay home. ... But when her favorite aunt comes to stay, Lanie discovers that the wonders of nature are everywhere-even in her own backyard
J KURTZ
2010 Kurtz, Jane Lanie's Real Adventures
Lanie is having a busy summer. The backyard wildflower garden she planted with her aunt is starting to bloom with all the flowers that butterflies like best. Lanie is delighted, but her next-door neighbor objects-she says that Lanie is growing an ugly "weed garden" and she threatens to interfere. ... Can Lanie find a way to get along with her neighbor-and find a creative solution to their garden problem?
J KURTZ
2009 Casanova, Mary Chrissa
Chrissa Maxwell moves to a new school in the middle of the year, and the girls in her fourth-grade class are decidedly unfriendly. On the advice of her grandmother, Chrissa tries first to be nice, and then to ignore the mean girls. But they just won't quit, and when the teasing turns into serious bullying, Chrissa must find the courage to stand strong and speak out.
J CASAN
2009 Casanova, Mary Chrissa Stands Strong
Chrissa Maxwell's had a good summer, practicing for swim team tryouts. Then her world is shaken when she and her friends get mean text messages and there's an accident at the pool. Can one girl put an end to the bullying?
J CASAN
2008 Yep, Laurence Mia
Mia has grown up playing ice hockey with her three older brothers and has the skills she needs to become a star hockey player. But she's tired of skating in her brothers' shadows and has decided to pursue her passion for figure skating instead. With the help of a new coach, Mia finds out whether she has what it takes to grow and compete as a figure skater.
J YEP
2008 Yep, Laurence Bravo, Mia!
Mia's chances of skating in regionals are threatened by a family crisis, but she determines to face the possibility that she won't get to compete with determination and grace.
J YEP
2007 Creel, Ann Howard Nicki
When ten-year-old Nicki Fleming, who is a natural with animals, volunteers to help her mother train a service dog, she doesn't realize how much responsibility she's taking on and how much she'll have to give up along the way.
J CREEL
2007 Creel, Ann Howard Thanks to Nicki
After a busy summer training Sprocket, the service dog she has been raising, Nicki's school year gets off to a rough start as she works on reconciling her two best friends, accepting that Sprocket will soon leave for placement with someone who needs him, and awaiting the birth of the twins her mother is expecting. Includes essay on service dogs.
J CREEL
2006 Casanova, Mary Jess
With her first step off the airplane and into bright tropical sunlight, ten-year-old Jess McConnell begins an adventure. She and her parents are spending five months at an archeological dig of ancient Maya ruins in the Central American country of Belize...
J CASAN
2005 Soto, Gary Marisol
Meet Marisol Luna, a girl who was born to dance. The family is moving to the Chicago suburbs, and Marisol learns that her new neighborhood doesn't have a dance studio. Instead of giving up, resourceful Marisol is determined to keep dancing. With the help of two friends, she figures out a way to combine her old world with a renewed commitment to stretch and try her hardest.
J SOTO
2003 Koss, Amy Goldman Kailey
Ten-year-old Kailey launches an art protest to keep a developer from spoiling the cove and its tide pools that are special to her and her family and friends.
J KOSS
2001 Atkinson, Chryssa Lindsey
Ten-year-old Lindsey is continually getting into trouble despite her well-meaning, impulsive efforts to rescue a classmate from bullies, cheer up her depressed uncle, help with her brother's upcoming bar mitzvah, brighten up her neighborhood, and spark a romance between two teachers.
J ATKIN

American Girl Mysteries

Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
AUTHOR TITLE DATE CALL #
Buckey, Sarah Masters Clue in the Castle Tower: A Samantha Mystery
While visiting an old castle in England, Samantha and Nellie solve mysteries involving a ghost and some missing rare books.
2011 J BUCKE
Buckey, Sarah Masters The Curse of Ravenscourt: a Samantha Mystery
When her family temporarily moves into a luxury apartment building in 1904 Manhattan, eleven-year-old Samantha tries to discover whether a series of mishaps is related to a curse on the building's owner.
2005 J BUCKE
Buckey, Sarah Masters The Light in the Cellar: a Molly Mystery
While volunteering as a magazine delivery girl in a convalescent hospital during the Second World War, Molly uncovers a mystery involving the theft of rationed food supplies for sale on the black market.
2007 J BUCKE
Buckey, Sarah Masters The Stolen Sapphire: a Samantha Mystery
Samantha investigates when a valuable jewel is stolen during an ocean liner's transatlantic crossing to Europe.
2006 J PAPERBK BUCKE
Buckey, Sarah Masters Thief in the Theater: a Kit Mystery
In 1935, while preparing to write a newspaper story about a theater production of Macbeth in her hometown of Cincinnati, twelve-year-old Kit discovers that a thief is stealing from the box office.
2008 J BUCKE
Coleman, Evelyn Shadows on Society Hill: an Addy Mystery
When her family moves to Philadelphia's Society Hill neighborhood in 1866, Addy discovers that her new home holds dangerous secrets--including one connected to the North Carolina plantation she had escaped from only two years earlier. Includes a brief overview of the experiences of African Americans during Reconstruction, the period immediately following the Civil War.
2007 J COLEM
Ernst, Kathleen Secrets in the Hills: a Josefina Mystery
A stranger leads Josefina to believe that the old stories about buried treasure in New Mexico might be true.
2006 J ERNST
Ernst, Kathleen The Runaway Friend: a Kirsten Mystery
When Kirsten's new friend Erik disappears, she has to figure out whether he ran away to get out of some promises he made, or whether something else has happened.
2008 J ERNST
Ernst, Kathleen Danger at the Zoo: a Kit Mystery
While working as a reporter during her summer vacation in 1935, Kit uncovers a mystery at the Cincinnati Zoo involving suspected break-ins at the monkey house.
2005 J ERNST
Ernst, Kathleen Midnight in Lonesome Hollow: a Kit Mystery
While staying with her Aunt Millie in the Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky in the summer of 1934, Kit tries to discover who is sabotaging a visiting folklore researcher.
2007 J ERNST
Greene, Jacqueline Dembar Secrets at Camp Nokomis: a Rebecca Mystery
When Rebecca attends summer camp in the country because of the spreading polio epidemic in New York City, she is troubled by a bully in her tent and another fellow camper who is strangely secretive.
2010 J GREEN
Hart, Alison A Spy on the Home Front: a Molly Mystery
During a visit to her grandparents' Illinois farm in 1944, ten-year-old Molly tries to prove the innocence of a German-American neighbor whom the FBI suspects of smuggling anti-American propaganda. Includes historical notes about life on the home front in World War II.
2005 J HART
Jones, Elizabeth McDavid Missing Grace: a Kit Mystery
In the summer of 1935, twelve-year-old Kit Kittredge's dog Grace mysteriously vanishes and Kit tries to figure out who took her and why. Includes information about pets and dog shows during the Great Depression.
2010 J JONES
Jones, Elizabeth McDavid Peril at King's Creek: a Felicity Mystery
In 1776, Penny is concerned that the British Army will steal her horse and burn her family's plantation.
2006 J JONES
Jones, Elizabeth McDavid Traitor in Williamsburg: a Felicity Mystery
During the time of the Revolution, Felicity must figure out who is making false accusations, saying that her father is a traitor and helping the British.
2008 J JONES
Reiss, Kathryn Puzzle of the Paper Daughter: a Julie Mystery
In 1970s San Francisco, Julie and her best friend Ivy learn about Chinese immigration in the early twentieth century when they investigate a mysterious doll theft.
2010 J REISS
Reiss, Kathryn Silver Guitar: a Julie Mystery
While trying to find a way for her elementary school to help fund the seabird rescue following an oil spill in the San Francisco Bay, Julie investigates the theft of rare guitar. Includes a "Looking Back" essay about benefit concerts in the 1970s.
2011 J REISS
Shaw, Janet Beeler The Silent Stranger: a Kaya Mystery
In 1765, the arrival of an injured stranger from another tribe, traveling alone and apparently unable to speak, arouses suspicion in Kaya's Nez Percé village. Includes glossary and historical notes on the Nez Percé Indians.
2005 J SHAW

Addy

Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
AUTHOR TITLE DATE CALL #
Bernstein, Rebecca Sample. Addy's Craft Book : A Look at Crafts from the Past with Projects You Can Make Today
Patterns and instructions detail how to make crafts, including a traditional hooked rug, a wallpaper box, and an applique pillow.
1994 J745.5
Johnson, Roberta Addy, 1864: Civil War America
What was life like in America in 1864? Students will love discovering the answer by reading the Addy books, using the picture map of her world, and doing the fresh, fun activities in this guide.
1995 PTC J973.7 JOHNS
Porter, Connie Rose Meet Addy
Nine-year-old Addy Walker escapes from a cruel life of slavery to freedom during the Civil War.
1993 J PORTE
Porter, Connie Rose Addy Learns a Lesson
After escaping from a plantation in North Carolina, Addy and her mother arrive in Philadelphia, where Addy goes to school and learns a lesson in true friendship
1993 J
Porter, Connie Rose Addy's Surprise
Addy and her mother forgo their Christmas plans to help the newly freed slaves arriving in Philadelphia during the Civil War.
1993 J PORTE
Porter, Connie Rose Happy Birthday Addy!
Trying to shape a new life of freedom in Philadelphia after having been a slave, Addy finds inspiration from a new friend.
1994 J
Porter, Connie Rose Addy Saves the Day
Addy and Harriet feud over everything, including fund-raising plans to help the families of freed slaves, but tragedy finally forces them to stop fighting and work together.
1993 J
Porter, Connie Rose Changes for Addy
After the Civil War ends, Addy desperately hopes that her family will be reunited in freedom in Philadelphia, but the future may hold both happiness and heartache.
1994 J PORTE
Porter, Connie Rose Addy's Story Collection
Meet Addy -- Addy learns a lesson -- Addy's surprise -- Happy birthday, Addy! -- Addy saves the day -- Changes for Addy -- Looking back.
2001 J PORTER
Porter, Connie Rose High Hopes for Addy
Addy's new life in Philadelphia in the late 1860s continues to hold surprises, as she competes in a kite festival and her teacher recommends her for the Institute for Colored Youth. Includes informational pages about the Institute for Colored Youth and how
1999 J
Porter, Connie Rose Addy's Little Brother
After her brother joins the family in Philadelphia at the end of the Civil War, Addy wants to be with him as much as possible, so she is jealous when he starts spending time with her friend's cousin. Includes information about the life of African Americans
2000 J PORTE
Porter, Connie Rose Addy's Wedding Quilt
Though her parents "jumped the broom" to get married when they were slaves, now that they are living free in Philadelphia after the Civil War they plan to have a church wedding and Addy works to complete a special quilt to give them as a wedding gift.
2001 J PORTE
Porter, Connie Rose Addy Studies Freedom
Addy's jubilation over her family's new freedoms is cut short by the news that President Lincoln has been shot and killed.
2002 J PORTE
Porter, Connie Rose Addy's Summer Place
In 1866, eleven-year-old Addy and her family gather in Cape Island, later known as Cape May, New Jersey, where she encounters an impoverished white girl who treats her badly.
2003 J PORTE
Porter, Connie Rose Addy's Short Story Collection
After the Civil War ends, Addy's family is reunited in freedom in Philadelphia. But the future may hold both happiness and heartache.
2006 J PORTE

Felicity

Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
AUTHOR TITLE DATE CALL #
Tripp, Valerie Meet Felicity
In Williamsburg in 1774, nine-year-old Felicity rescues a beautiful horse who is being beaten and starved by her cruel owner.
1991 J TRIPP
Tripp, Valerie Felicity Learns a Lesson
Shortly before the Revolutionary War, nine-year-old Felicity, who lives in Williamsburg, is torn between supporting the tariff-induced tea boycott and saving her friendship with Elizabeth, a young loyalist from England.
1991 J
Tripp, Valerie Felicity's Surprise
Christmas in Williamsburg means a dancing party at the Governor's Palace for Felicity, but her mother becomes very ill and cannot finish the special blue gown.
1991 J TRIPP
Tripp, Valerie Happy Birthday Felicity!
As her tenth birthday approaches, Felicity is excited by her grandfather's visit, but she is also concerned about the growing tensions between the colonists and the British governor in Williamsburg.
1992 J
Tripp, Valerie Felicity Saves the Day
During a visit to her grandfather's plantation in Virginia during the summer of 1775, Felicity's loyalty is torn between her father and Ben, her father's apprentice who needs her help as he runs away to join George Washington's army of Patriots.
1992 J
Tripp, Valerie Changes for Felicity
The outbreak of the Revolutionary War in 1775 brings drastic changes to Felicity's life in Williamsburg, affecting both her family and her friendship with Elizabeth.
1992 J TRIPP
Tripp, Valerie, 1951- Felicity's Story Collection -
Meet Felicity -- Felicity learns a lesson -- Felicity's surprise -- Happy birthday, Felicity! -- Felicity saves the day -- Changes for Felicity.
2006 J TRIPP
Tripp, Valerie Felicity's New Sister
Although she is tired of the responsibility of being the oldest sister, Felicity realizes how much her family means to her when a carriage accident puts her pregnant mother in danger. Includes a section on babies in the late 1700s.
1999 J TRIPP
Tripp, Valerie Felicity Takes a Dare
All winter Felicity has waited to go to the Williamsburg town fair, but her foolhardy actions in trying to feed the race horses spoils the fun and teaches her a lesson.
2000 J TRIPP
Tripp, Valerie Felicity Discovers a Secret
In 1774 Williamsburg, Virginia, Felicity helps the irritable Mrs. Burnie do laundry and learns a secret that seems to explain her behavior. Includes notes on the history of eyeglasses and instructions for making a pair of lorgnettes, glass lenses attached
2002 J TRIPP
Tripp, Valerie Felicity's Short Story Collection
Felicity's dancing shoes --Felicity takes a dare --Felicity's new sister --Felicity's valentine --Felicity discovers a secret.
2006 J TRIPP
Tripp, Valerie, 1951- Felicity's Dancing Shoes
In colonial Williamsburg, nine-year-old Felicity's dancing skills improve when she changes from wearing clumsy shoes to dainty slippers but ultimately she learns that "Gracefulness is in the foot, not the shoe." Includes information on the education of gi
2000 J TRIPP
Tripp, Valerie Very Funny, Elizabeth!
It's 1775, and Elizabeth's annoying older sister, Annabelle, presents Elizabeth and her best friend, Felicity, with their finest opportunity yet for some high-spirited pranks. But when their tricks go a little too far, Elizabeth and Felicity have to find
2005 J TRIPP
Evert, Jodi. Felicity's Craft Book : A Look at Crafts from the Past with Projects You Can Make Today
A modern translation of eight well-known fairy tales including "Sleeping Beauty," "Puss in Boots," "Little Red Riding Hood," and "Cinderella."
1994 J 745.5
England, Tamara Lights! Camera! Felicity: A Behind-the-Scenes Movie Guide
A look behind the scenes at turning the Felicity American Girl books into a movie from script writing and casting to sets, stunt doubles, costumes and homework.
2002 J791.4372 FELIC
Johnson, Roberta Felicity, 1774: Teacher's Guide to Six Books about Colonial America
What was life like in America in 1774? Students will love discovering the answer by reading the Kirsten books, using the picture map of her world, and doing the fresh, fun activities in this guide.
1995 PTC J973.2 JOHNS
Tripp, Valerie Five Plays for Girls and Boys to Perform: Teacher's Guide and Scripts
Tea for Felicity -- Home is where the heart is -- Friendship and freedom -- Actions speak louder than words -- War on the home front.
1995 J812.54 FIVE
Warner Home Video (film) Felicity: An American Girl Adventure (DVD)
Nine-year-old Felicity is a spirited girl growing up in Virginia just before the American Revolution. She knows she's supposed to stay quietly indoors doing girly things, but she yearns for the freedom of the outdoors and for the adventure of riding horse
2005 DVD 10143

Josefina

Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
AUTHOR TITLE DATE CALL #
Tripp, Valerie Meet Josefina
Nine-year-old Josefina, the youngest of four sisters living in New Mexico in 1824, tries to help run the household after her mother dies.
1997 J TRIPP
Tripp, Valerie Asi es Josefina, una nina americana
Nine-year-old Josefina, the youngest of four sisters living in New Mexico in 1824, tries to help run the household after her mother dies.
1997 S J TRIPP
Tripp, Valerie Josefina Learns a Lesson
Josefina and her sisters distrust learning to read and write, as well as other changes their Tia Dolores is bringing to the household, because they fear they will lose their memories of their mother.
1997 J TRIPP
Tripp, Valerie Josefina aprende una leccion
Josefina and her sisters distrust learning to read and write, as well as other changes their Tia Dolores is bringing to the household, because they fear they will lose their memories of their mother.
1997 S J TRIPP
Tripp, Valerie Josefina's Surprise
The second Christmas after their mother has died, Josefina and her three sisters find that participating in the traditions of Las Posadas helps keep memories of Mama alive.
1997 J TRIPP
Tripp, Valerie Una sorpresa para Josefina
The second Christmas after their mother has died, Josefina and her three sisters find that participating in the traditions of Las Posadas helps keep memories of Mama alive.
1997 S J TRIPP
Tripp, Valerie Happy Birthday, Josefina!
Josefina hopes to become a "curandera" or healer like Tia Magdalena, and she is tested just before her tenth birthday when a friend receives a potentially fatal snakebite.
1998 J TRIPP
Tripp, Valerie Feliz cumpleanos Josefina!
Josefina hopes to become a "curandera" or healer like Tia Magdalena, and she is tested just before her tenth birthday when a friend receives a potentially fatal snakebite.
1998 S J TRIPP
Tripp, Valerie Josefina Saves the Day
In 1825 when Josefina trusts a trader in Santa Fe with an important deal, she makes a surprising discovery about this young American who leaves town without paying her.
1998 J TRIPP
Tripp, Valerie Josefina entra en accion
In 1825 when Josefina trusts a trader in Santa Fe with an important deal, she makes a surprising discovery about this young American who leaves town without paying her.
1998 S J TRIPP
Tripp, Valerie Changes for Josefina
When Tia Dolores, the beloved aunt who has cared for the Montoya family since the death of their mother, announces that she is planning to leave, Josefina and her sisters try to find a way to change her mind.
1998 J TRIPP
Tripp, Valerie Cambios para Josefina
When Tia Dolores, the beloved aunt who has cared for the Montoya family since the death of their mother, announces that she is planning to leave, Josefina and her sisters try to find a way to change her mind.
1998 S J TRIPP
Tripp, Valerie Josefina's Story Collection
Meet Josefina -- Josefina learns a lesson -- Josefina's surprise -- Happy birthday, Josefina! -- Josefina saves the day -- Changes for Josefina.
2001 J TRIPP
Tripp, Valerie A Reward for Josefina
When the entire family goes into the hills to collect piñon nuts, Josefina hopes to find the most in order to make Tía Dolores proud of her.
1999 J TRIPP
Tripp, Valerie Again, Josefina!
Nine-year-old Josefina wants to give up learning to play the piano until she sees how much joy her music gives to her baby nephew. Discusses the importance of music on the New Mexican frontier and describes how to dance La Vaquerita.
2000 J TRIPP
Tripp, Valerie Josefina's Song
In the early 1800s, when nine-year-old Josefina accompanies her father into the New Mexican mountains to check on the elderly shepherd who works for him and she proves herself a good traveling companion when her father has an accident.
2001 J TRIPP
Tripp, Valerie Josefina's Short Story Collection
Josefina Montoya and her sisters love the comfortable traditions of life on her family's New Mexican rancho, but they are suspicious of the changes their Tía Dolores is bringing to the household because they fear they will lose their memories of their mot
2006 J TRIPP
Tripp, Valerie Thanks to Josefina
In 1824 New Mexico, Josefina and her sisters argue as they weave, until Josefina thinks of a way to make their work more fun. Includes historical notes on blanket weaving in New Mexico in 1824 and instructions for dyeing a t-shirt.
2003 J TRIPP
England, Tamara. Josefina's Craft book : A Look at Crafts from the Past with Projects You Can Make Today
Provides information about life on a ranch in nineteenth century New Mexico and instructions for a variety of related craft projects.
1998 J745.5
Jones, Michelle Josefina, 1824: America's Southwest Frontier
What was life like in America in 1824? Students will love discovering the answer by reading the Josefina books, using the picture map of her world, and doing the fresh, fun activities in this guide.
1999 PTC J973.5

Julie

Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
AUTHOR TITLE DATE CALL #
McDonald, Megan Meet Julie
In 1974, after Julie's parents divorce, she moves to a new San Francisco neighborhood where the school does not have a girls' basketball team, so she fights for the right to play on the boys' team.
2007 J MCDON
McDonald, Megan Changes for Julie
Julie is in school detention for passing a note to Joy, a deaf student who has trouble understanding what their teacher is saying.
2007 J MCDON
McDonald, Megan Happy New Year, Julie!
The first Christmas since Julie's parents' divorce is difficult for the whole family, but Julie finds comfort sharing the Chinese New Year traditions of her best friend, Ivy Ling, and thinking about new beginnings.
2007 J MCDON
McDonald, Megan Julie and the Eagles
Julie and her best friend, Ivy, find a baby owl in Golden Gate Park--and it needs help.
2007 J MCDON
McDonald, Megan Julie Tells Her Story
In 1974 at her new San Francisco school, nine-year-old Julie does not want to tell her class about her parents' divorce, or to tell her sister about messing up her school assignment, but when she breaks her finger playing basketball and her whole family rallies around her, she realizes the importance of telling the truth.
2007 J MCDON
McDonald, Megan Julie's Journey
It's 1976 and the entire country is celebrating America's 200th birthday. Julie joins her cousins on a pioneer-style wagon train in honor of the Bicentennial.
2007 J MCDON
McDonald, Megan Julie's Story Collection
Meet Julie-- Julie Tells Her Story-- Happy New Year, Julie-- Julie and the Eagles-- Julie's Journey-- Changes for Julie.
2008 J MCDON

Kaya

Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
AUTHOR TITLE DATE CALL #
Shaw, Janet Beeler Meet Kaya
In 1764, when Kaya and her family reunite with other Nez Percé Indians to fish for the red salmon, she learns that bragging, even about her swift horse, can lead to trouble. Includes historical notes on the Nez Percé Indians.
2002 J SHAW
Shaw, Janet Beeler Kaya's Escape
In the fall of 1764, after Kaya and her sister are kidnapped from their Nez Percé village by enemy horse raiders, she tries to find a way to escape back home. Includes historical notes on education and learning among the Nez Percé Indians.
2002 J SHAW
Shaw, Janet Beeler Kaya's Hero
In 1764, Kaya greatly admires a courageous and kind young woman in her Nez Percé village and wants to be worthy of her respect. Includes historical notes on the winter activities of the Nez Percé Indians, including ceremonies and crafts.
2002 J SHAW
Shaw, Janet Beeler Kaya and Lone Dog
Still grieving over the death of her hero, and missing her stolen horse and kidnapped younger sister, Kaya tries to earn the trust of a lone and starving dog who is about to have puppies. Includes historical notes on Nez Percé children.
2002 J SHAW
Shaw, Janet Beeler Kaya Shows the Way
When Kaya and her family join with other Nez Percé and Salish Indians to fish for the red salmon, she and her older sister hope to be reunited with their younger sister, who had been kidnapped some time before. Includes historical notes on the summer activities of the Nez Percé Indians.
2002 J SHAW
Shaw, Janet Beeler Changes for Kaya
While looking for Steps High, the horse that had been stolen from her, Kaya faces danger from a sudden mountain fire. Includes historical notes on the Nez Percé Indians.
2002 J SHAW
Shaw, Janet Beeler Kaya's Story Collection
Meet Kaya -- Kaya's escape -- Kaya's hero -- Kaya and Lone Dog -- Kaya shows the way -- Changes for Kaya -- Looking back.
2004 J SHAW
Shaw, Janet Beeler Kaya and the River Girl
Kaya becomes jealous of a girl from another tribe until they are forced to work together in a dangerous situation. Includes historical notes on Indian trading along the Columbia River in 1764, as well as instructions for creating a petroglyph.
2003 J SHAW
Shaw, Janet Beeler Kaya's Short Story Collection
Kaya and the river girl -- Kaya and the beavers -- Kaya and the flood -- Kaya and the injured dog -- Kaya and the grandmothers.
2006 J SHAW
Raymer, Dottie Welcome to Kaya's world, 1764 : Growing Up in a Native American Homeland
Photographs, illustrations, and anecdotes, both factual and fictional, describe a Nez Perce girl's experiences growing up in the mid-eighteenth century.
2003 J970.1 RAYME

Kirsten

Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
AUTHOR TITLE DATE CALL #
Shaw, Janet Beeler Meet Kirsten
Kirsten is a pioneer girl of strength and spirit who settles on the frontier. After a long journey from Sweden, Kirsten and her family arrive at a tiny farm on the Minnesota frontier.
1986 J SHAW
Shaw, Janet Beeler Kirsten Learns a Lesson
After immigrating from Sweden to join relatives in an American prairie community, Kirsten endures the ordeal of a strange school through a secret friendship with an Indian girl.
1986 J SHAW
Shaw, Janet Beeler Kirsten's Surprise
Kirsten and her family celebrate their first Christmas in their new home on Uncle Olav's farm in mid-nineteenth-century Minnesota.
1986 J SHAW
Shaw, Janet Beeler Happy Birthday, Kirsten!
On a Minnesota farm in the mid 1800's, the hard working members of the Larson family find time to celebrate Kirsten's tenth birthday.
1987 J SHAW
Shaw, Janet Beeler Kirsten Saves the Day
Ten-year-old Kirsten is proud and excited when she finds a bee tree full of honey, one of the natural treasures of her Minnesota frontier world, but she exposes herself to great danger by trying to harvest the honey by herself.
1988 J SHAW
Shaw, Janet Beeler Changes for Kirsten
A tough Minnesota winter brings many changes to Kirsten's frontier life, including the new responsibility of helping her brother Lars set his traps and a move into a new house for her family.
1988 J SHAW
Shaw, Janet Beeler Kirsten's Story Collection
Meet Kirsten -- Kirsten learns a lesson -- Kirsten's surprise -- Happy birthday, Kirsten! -- Kirsten saves the day -- Changes for Kirsten.
2001 J SHAW
Shaw, Janet Beeler Kirsten on the Trail
Nine-year-old Kirsten keeps her friendship with a Sioux Indian girl a secret until Kirsten's little brother becomes lost in the woods. Includes a section on Sioux Indians and a project related to the story.
1999 J SHAW
Shaw, Janet Beeler Kirsten and the New Girl
When a new girl arrives at school, Kirsten is jealous, completely forgetting how scared and lonely she felt the year before when she was the new girl in school. Gives instructions for making a friendship pillow like those made in the 1850s.
2000 J SHAW
Shaw, Janet Beeler Kirsten and the Chippewa
In 1854, ten-year-old Kirsten, living with her family in Minnesota, meets a raiding party of Ojibway Indians and finds unexpected help when her dog is in danger.
2002 J SHAW
Shaw, Janet Beeler Kirsten's Promise
Ten-year-old Kirsten regrets the promise she has made to a ragged boy she discovers alone near a wrecked covered wagon not far from her Minnesota home.
2003 J SHAW
Shaw, Janet Beeler, 1937- Kirsten Snowbound!
In 1854, Kirsten and her cousins look after the farm while the adults go to town for supplies and everything is fine--until a blizzard surprises them.
2001 J SHAW
Tripp, Valerie Kirsten's Short Story Collection
Kirsten, a young Swedish girl growing up in the wide-open spaces of the Minnesota prairie, adjusts to her new home where people don't speak her language or know about the traditions she holds dear. But her determination to fit in earns her new friends an
2006 J TRIPP
Evert, Jodi. Kirsten's Craft Book
Patterns and instructions detail how to make 16 pioneer crafts, including a patchwork pillow and bunny pincushion.
1994 J745.5 EVERT
Hall, Peg Kirsten, 1854: Pioneer America
What was life like in America in 1854? Students will love discovering the answer by reading the Kirsten books, using the picture map of her world, and doing the fresh, fun activities in this guide.
1995 J973.6 HALL

Kit

Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
AUTHOR TITLE DATE CALL #
Tripp, Valerie Meet Kit
When her father's business closes because of the Great Depression forcing Kit to make changes in her life, the nine-year-old responds with resourcefulness.
2000 J TRIPP
Tripp, Valerie Kit Learns a Lesson
In 1934 Kit finds that she has hard lessons to learn about the Depression both at home, where she is helping her mother run a boarding house while her father looks for a new job, and at school, where a fight spoils the preparations for the Thanksgiving pageant.
2000 J TRIPP
Tripp, Valerie Kit's Surprise
In 1932, Kit faces a very different Christmas because of her family's financial problems and allows her pride to estrange her from her best friend.
2000 J TRIPP
Tripp, Valerie Happy Birthday Kit
On a visit to Cincinnati from rural Kentucky during the Great Depression, Aunt Millie impresses Kit with her money-saving cleverness. Includes information on life in America during the Great Depression.
2001 J TRIPP
Tripp, Valerie Kit Saves the Day
Tired of doing chores and longing for adventure during the Great Depression, Kit meets a hobo and decides to hop a freight train.
2001 J TRIPP
Tripp, Valerie Changes for Kit
In 1934, during the Depression, Kit's cantankerous uncle comes to live in the Cincinnati boardinghouse run by her parents, enlisting her aid in transcribing his complaining letters to the editor of the local newspaper and inspiring her to write a different kind of letter of her own.
2001 J TRIPP
Tripp, Valerie Kit's Story Collection
Meet Kit -- Kit learns a lesson -- Kit's surprise -- Happy Birthday, Kit! -- Kit saves the day -- Changes for Kit.
2001 J TRIPP
Tripp, Valerie, 1951- Kit's Home Run
In 1933 Cincinnati, Kit is an enthusiastic baseball player whose home run slide has surprising consequences. Includes historical notes on major league baseball and the Cincinnati Reds in the 1930s and provides ideas for decorating a baseball cap.
2002 J TRIPP
Tripp, Valerie, 1951- Kit's Tree House
Ten-year-old Kit dreams of having a special tree house someday, but she is disappointed with the one her father and her friend build for her. Includes note on housing during the Depression and a related craft activity.
2003 J TRIPP
Tripp, Valerie Kit's Short Story Collection
Kit Kittredge witnesses her family go from rich to poor overnight because of the Depression. Doing extra chores and going without the things her family hasn't been able to afford since her dad lost his job isn't easy for Kit, but she is determined to make a difference for her family and for her community.
2006 J TRIPP
Tripp, Valerie Really Truly Ruthie: 1932
"Ruthie Smithens, a girl who loves fairy tales and happy endings, doesn't mind being 'goffy Ruthie' if it makes her best friend, Kit Kttredge, smile and forget about the hardships of the Depression. But when Ruthie finds out that the Kittredges are going to be evicted from their house, she makes up her mind to help..."--Cover back.
2008 J TRIPP

Molly

Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
AUTHOR TITLE DATE CALL #
Tripp, Valerie Meet Molly
While her father is away fighting in World War II, Molly finds her life full of change as she eats terrible vegetables from the victory garden and plans revenge on her brother for ruining her Halloween.
1986 J TRIPP
Tripp, Valerie Molly Learns a Lesson
Molly learns the importance of getting along and pulling together -- just as her country has to do to win the war!
1986 J TRIPP
Tripp, Valerie Molly's Surprise: A Christmas Story
Even though he is away serving in an English hospital during World War II, Molly's father finds a way to make the family Christmas very special.
1986 J TRIPP
Tripp, Valerie Happy Birthday, Molly!
When an English girl comes to stay at Molly's during World War II, she and Molly learn to bridge their differences and ultimately enjoy a wonderful, mutual birthday party.
1987 J TRIPP
Tripp, Valerie Molly Saves the Day
Molly conquers her fear of swimming underwater when she and the other campers at Camp Gowonagin divide into two teams to play Color War.
1988 J TRIPP
Tripp, Valerie Changes for Molly
Molly's excitement at performing in a big show is exceeded only by the announcement that her father is returning home from the war.
1988 J TRIPP
Tripp, Valerie Molly's Story Collection
Meet Molly -- Molly Learns a Lesson -- Molly's Surprise -- Happy Birthday, Molly! -- Molly Saves the Day -- Changes for Molly.
2001 J TRIPP
Tripp, Valerie Molly: An American Girl (Book on CD)
Molly McIntire is growing up in Illinois during WWII. While Molly and her family are trying to cope with the hardships of life on the home front, Molly's father, an Army doctor, is treating wounded soldiers in London.
2007 CD J TRIPP
Raymer, Dottie. Molly's Route 66 Adventure
A trip on Route 66 from Illinois to California provides Molly McIntire with a wide range of exciting new experiences and souvenirs, many of which are mounted in the book in scrapbook format.
2002 J RAYME
Tripp, Valerie Molly's Short Story Collection
Molly takes flight --Molly and the movie star --Molly's A+ partner --Molly's puppy tale -- Molly marches on.
2006 J TRIPP
Tripp, Valerie Molly Takes Flight
Molly feels that everything in her life has changed when her father goes off to England to help wounded soldiers and her beloved aunt joins the Women's Airforce Service Pilots. Includes a section on women pilots in the armed services, and a project relate
1999 J TRIPP
Tripp, Valerie Molly and the Movie Star
Molly is eager to meet a famous movie star at a War Bond rally, until she cannot find the money that her class had collected to buy a bond. Includes information on movies during World War II and a recipe for popcorn.
2000 J TRIPP
Tripp, Valerie Molly's A+ Partner
Ten-year-old Molly and her friend Susan have different ideas about how to present their school report on George Washington. Includes historical notes on George Washington and a recipe for cherry-nut cupcakes.
2002 J TRIPP
Tripp, Valerie Molly's Puppy Tale
In 1945, ten-year-old Molly does not want to share her puppy Bennett with her brother but finds she might need to change her mind.
2003 J TRIPP
Tripp, Valerie Molly Marches On
Molly is sure that she will find the surprise at the end of the overnight nature hike at Camp Gowonagin. but then she finds her own secret surprise.
2001 J TRIPP
Tripp, Valerie Brave Emily, 1944
Molly befriends a war refugee named Emily Bennett, who struggles to overcome shyness.
2006 J TRIPP
Evert, Jodi. Molly's Craft Book
Patterns and instructions detail how to make 15 crafts, including a patriotic pinwheel, soap fish, and button collage.
1994 J745.5 EVERT
Johnson, Roberta Molly, 1944: Teacher's Guide to Six Books about World War Two America
What was life like in America in 1944? Students will love discovering the answer by reading the Molly books, using the picture map of her world, and doing the fresh, fun activities in this guide.
1995 PTC J973.9 JOHNS
Molly: An American Girl on the Home Front (DVD)
World War II turns Molly's family upside down. While her father is away, war breaks out on the McIntires' home front.
2006 DVD 14333 KIDS DVDS

Samantha

Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
AUTHOR TITLE DATE CALL #
Adler, Susan S. Meet Samantha
In 1904, nine-year-old Samantha, an orphan living with her wealthy grandmother, and her servant friend Nellie have a midnight adventure when they try to find out what has happened to the seamstress who suddenly left her job.
1986 J ADLER
Adler, Susan S. Samantha Learns a Lesson
When nine-year-old Nellie begins to attend school, Samantha determines to help her with her schoolwork and learns a great deal herself about what it is like to be a poor child and work in a factory.
1986 J ADLER
Schur, Maxine Rose Samantha's Surprise: A Christmas Story
The two weeks before Christmas are filled with activity as Samantha finishes her homemade presents and makes preparations for visiting relatives.
1986 J SCHUR
Tripp, Valerie Happy Birthday Samantha
When Samantha's tenth birthday party is spoiled by the boy next door, Aunt Cornelia and her young twin sisters try to ease Samantha's disappointment by inviting her and Grandmary to visit them in New York City.
1987 J TRIPP
Tripp, Valerie Samantha Saves the Day
Samantha and her friends set off on a secret summertime exploration that lands them in the middle of a dangerous storm.
1988 J TRIPP
Tripp, Valerie Changes for Samantha
When Samantha moves to New York City and is reunited with Nellie, she discovers that their lives have changed in very different ways.
1988 J TRIPP
Adler, Susan Samantha's Story Collection
Meet Samantha -- Samantha learns a lesson -- Samantha's surprise -- Happy birthday, Samantha! -- Samantha saves the day -- Changes for Samantha.
2001 J ADLER
Buckey, Sarah Masters Samantha's Special Talent
Samantha organizes a talent show to support the library, but wonders what her special talent is. Includes historical notes on vaudeville as well as instructions for juggling scarves.
2003 J BUCKE
Raymer, Dottie Samantha's Ocean Liner Adventure
A voyage on the S.S. Londonia from New York to England provides Samantha Parkington with a wide range of exciting new experiences and souvenirs, many of which are mounted in the book in scrapbook format.
2002 J RAYME
Tripp, Valerie Samantha's Short Story Collection
Samantha's winter party -- Samantha and the missing pearls -- Samantha saves the wedding -- Samantha's blue bicycle -- Samantha's special talent.
2006 J TRIPP
Tripp, Valerie Samantha's Blue Bicycle
In 1904, when ten-year-old Samantha has trouble riding her new bicycle, her grandmother offers a surprising solution. Includes notes on the history of bicycles and bicycling.
2002 J TRIPP
Tripp, Valerie Samantha and the Missing Pearls
When her friend Nellie is suspected of stealing Mrs. Van Sicklen's black pearls at Christmastime, Samantha helps her discover where they really went.
2001 J TRIPP
Tripp, Valerie Samantha Saves the Wedding
When Cornelia's veil is ruined on the day of her wedding ceremony in 1904, nine-year-old Samantha comes to the rescue. Includes information on wedding customs in the early 1900s and instructions for making a bridesmaid bouquet.
2000 J TRIPP
Tripp, Valerie Samantha's Winter Party
When her friend Nellie, the servant girl from next door, does not show up for ice skating as usual, Samantha is afraid that Nellie will not come to her party because she cannot afford to bring presents. Includes a section on ice skating in the early 1900s
1999 J TRIPP
Tripp, Valerie Nellie's Promise
Nellie O'Malley finally has a home again. She and her little sisters, Bridget and Jenny, are happily settling in with Samantha's family in New York City..."
2004 J TRIPP
Samantha's Valentine Crafts
Easy-to-follow directions and full-color photography for over 40 Valentine crafts, gifts, and snacks.
2004 J745.5941 SAMAN
England, Tamara Samantha's Friendship Fun
Crafts, recipes, and games are designed to give a sense of the early 1900s, or the period setting for books in the American Girls collection which feature the character named Samantha.
2002 J745.5 SAMAN
Evert, Jodi Samantha's Christmas Crafts
A collection of crafts and recipes, which Samantha, a girl of the early 1900s, might have used to celebrate Christmas.
2004 J745.59412 SAMAN
Evert, Jodi. Samantha's Craft Book
Patterns and instructions detail how to make 16 fancy crafts, including a trinket box, silhouettes, and a May basket.
1994 J745.5
Johnson, Roberta Samantha, 1904: America's New Century
What was life like in America in 1904? Students will love discovering the answer by reading the Samantha books, using the picture map of her world, and doing the fresh, fun activities in this guide.
1995 PTC J973.9
Warner Home Video Samantha: an American Girl Holiday (Videorecording)
Kindhearted Samantha Parkington's, 1904 New York City, world changes when Nellie O'Malley walks into her life. Nellie, her father, and two little sisters move in next door to be servants for the Ryland family. Though they come from completely different ba
2004 V12500

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