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  • Orbiting Jupiterby Gary D. Schmidt

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015; US$ 9.11

    Jack, 12, tells the gripping story of Joseph, 14, who joins his family as a foster child. Damaged in prison, Joseph wants nothing more than to find his baby daughter, Jupiter, whom he has never seen. When Joseph has begun to believe he’ll have a future, he is confronted by demons from his past that force a tragic sacrifice. more...

  • First Boyby Gary D. Schmidt

    Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) 2007; US$ 9.34

    Gary Schmidt's First Boy fast-paced political thriller will have the reader turning the pages in anticipation of the next clue. "You're my first boy, Cooper, my first boy," grandfather says just before he dies. All alone in the world, without even a dog, the only thing that keeps Cooper going is running the dairy farm. Suddenly, black sedans... more...

  • Mara's Storiesby Gary D. Schmidt

    Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) 2008; US$ 6.79

    A testament to the power of stories, and how they may bring hope even in times of darkness. more...

  • The Wednesday Warsby Gary D. Schmidt

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; US$ 7.40

    In this Newbery Honor-winning novel, Gary D. Schmidt offers an unforgettable antihero. The Wednesday Wars is a wonderfully witty and compelling story about a teenage boy’s mishaps and adventures over the course of the 1967–68 school year in Long Island, New York. Meet Holling Hoodhood, a seventh-grader at Camillo Junior High, who must spend Wednesday... more...

  • Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boyby Gary D. Schmidt

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2004; US$ 6.26

    It only takes a few hours for Turner Buckminster to start hating Phippsburg, Maine. No one in town will let him forget that he's a minister's son, even if he doesn't act like one. But then he meets Lizzie Bright Griffin, a smart and sassy girl from a poor nearby island community founded by former slaves. Despite his father's-and the town's-disapproval... more...

  • Troubleby Gary D. Schmidt

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2010; US$ 9.11

    “Henry Smith’s father told him that if you build your house far enough away from Trouble, then Trouble will never find you.” But Trouble comes careening down the road one night in the form of a pickup truck that strikes Henry’s older brother, Franklin. In the truck is Chay Chouan, a young Cambodian from Franklin’s preparatory school, and the accident... more...

  • Straw into Goldby Gary D. Schmidt

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; US$ 7.40

    What fills a hand fuller than a skein of gold? By order of the king, two boys, Tousle and Innes, must find the answer to this puzzling riddle within seven days or be killed. A former nursemaid to the queen’s child tells the boys that the banished queen may have the answer they seek. Danger presents itself at every turn, for the boys are pursued by... more...

  • Okay for Nowby Gary D. Schmidt

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2011; US$ 7.40

    In this stunning novel, Newbery Honor winner Gary D. Schmidt expertly weaves multiple themes of loss and recovery in a story teeming with distinctive, unusual characters and invaluable lessons about love, creativity, and survival. more...

  • What Came from the Starsby Gary D. Schmidt

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2012; US$ 6.26

    From two-time Newbery honoree and Printz honoree Gary D. Schmidt comes a tale of high fantasy, where a peaceful civilization of a faraway planet has been besieged by a dark lord, and in a desperate attempt for survival send their most precious gift across the cosmos, hurtling past a trillion lighted stars . . . all the way into the lunchbox of Tommy... more...

  • Making Americansby Gary D. Schmidt

    University of Iowa Press 2013; US$ 45.00

    American children need books that draw on their own history and circumstances, not just the classic European fairy tales. They need books that enlist them in the great democratic experiment that is the United States. These were the beliefs of many of the authors, illustrators, editors, librarians, and teachers who expanded and transformed children’s... more...