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Indiana Fiction







Van Leeuwen, Jean
JE VANLE

Young Jesse and his family are with a wagon train traveling from Indiana to Oregon when they stop to celebrate the Fourth of July, but Jesse is too young to go hunting with the men so he comes up with his own contribution to the festivities.
Sanders, Scott Russell
JE SANDE

When young James Starman and his slave family are set free, they travel north to Indiana where they build a house, a farm, and a new life for themselves.
Garinger, Alan K.
J GARIN

While working on a road-building crew in Indiana in 1833, orphan Joshua Sims is sent by himself to fetch supplies in Detroit, and along the way, his encounters with Indians, runaway slaves, and the dangers of the unknown open his eyes to a reality he did not previously know existed.
Immel, Mary Blair
J PAPERBK IMMEL

Fourteen-year-old Johnny Ables, pressed into service in the Confederate army, is forced to participate in a major Civil War battle and ends up in an Indiana prison camp. Based on the true story of a real boy.
Swain, Gwenyth
J SWAIN

Lasky, Kathryn
J LASKY

Twelve-year-old Minnie Smith recounts living through one of the toughest times in American history, the Great Depression, through her diary that spans over one Christmas month.
Sanders, Scott Russell
JE SANDE

The Goodwin family's pioneer home is visited by the traveling peddler, who brings wondrous things and amazing tales from far away.
Peck, Richard
J PECK

The Newbery Medal-winning author of "A Year Down Yonder" is back with a rousing, wicked comedy of cars, role models, and revelation that features quirky characters, a folksy setting, classic cars, and hilarious yet moving moments.
Chambers, Catherine E.
J CHAMB

This classic series tells absorbing stories while relaying important information.
Reynolds, Cynthia Furlong
J REYNO

When he meets a long-lost cousin in Indiana, who holds another piece of the family treasure map, Oliver the mouse travels throughout the state, making new friends and having adventures along the way. Includes activities and facts about Indiana.
Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker
J PAPERBK

Living in Indiana during World War I, ten-year-old Mallie longs to be seen as different from her identical twin and finds an example of individuality in the gypsies who moved into her community.
Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker
J BRADL

Set in a small Indiana farming community at the start of World War I, this is the heartwarming and gently humorous story of Ruthie, an 8-year-old tomboy who develops a stronger sense of self and selflessness during a particularly dramatic year in her life.
Smallman, Steve
JE SMALL

The Jolly Old Elf heads south from his home in the North Pole to Indiana to deliver presents and good cheer, with a little help from the youngest reindeer, and not so much from his brand-new, high-tech Santa-nav system.
Thrasher, Crystal
J THRAS

Tells the story of the Robinson family during the Great Depression in Greene County, Indiana.
Sanders, Scott Russell
JE SANDE

It is 1815 and the adventurous McClure family is traveling by flatboat on an exciting journey down the Ohio River.
Carroll, Eileen
J PAPERBK CARRO

It's December 11, and twin siblings Anna and Bobby are excited to celebrate their tenth birthday. What Anna and Bobby don't realize is that they share their birthday with their home state: Indiana. After blowing out their birthday candles, the twins start to understand what it really means to leave a legacy and make a difference.
Lawlor, Laurie
J LAWLO

Beansie loves his free and simple life with Ma, Pap, and his sister, Louisa, on their Indiana homestead.
Peck, Richard
J PECK

In rural Indiana in 1904, fifteen-year-old Russell's dreams of quitting school and joining a wheat threshing crew are disrupted when his older sister takes over the teaching at his one-room schoolhouse after mean old Myrt Arbuckle "hauls off and dies."