The War that Saved My Life Book
Score: 4.5
From 72 Ratings

The War that Saved My Life


  • Author : Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2015-01-08
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101637807

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The War that Saved My Life Excerpt :

* Newbery Honor Book * #1 New York Times Bestseller * Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award * Wall Street Journal Best Children's Books of the Year * New York Public Library's 100 Books for Reading and Sharing An exceptionally moving story of triumph against all odds set during World War II, from the acclaimed author of Fighting Words, and for fans of Fish in a Tree and Number the Stars. Ten-year-old Ada has never left her one-room apartment. Her mother is too humiliated by Ada’s twisted foot to let her outside. So when her little brother Jamie is shipped out of London to escape the war, Ada doesn’t waste a minute—she sneaks out to join him. So begins a new adventure for Ada, and for Susan Smith, the woman who is forced to take the two kids in. As Ada teaches herself to ride a pony, learns to read, and watches for German spies, she begins to trust Susan—and Susan begins to love Ada and Jamie. But in the end, will their bond be enough to hold them together through wartime? Or will Ada and her brother fall back into the cruel hands of their mother? This masterful work of historical fiction is equal parts adventure and a moving tale of family and identity—a classic in the making. "Achingly lovely...Nuanced and emotionally acute."—The Wall Street Journal "Unforgettable...unflinching."—Common Sense Media ★ “Brisk and honest...Cause for celebration.” —Kirkus, starred review ★ "Poignant."—Publishers Weekly, starred review ★ "Powerful."—The Horn Book, starred review "Affecting."—Booklist "Emotionally satisfying...[A] page-turner."—BCCB “Exquisitely written...Heart-lifting.” —SLJ "Astounding...This book is remarkable."—Karen Cushman, author The Midwife's Apprentice "Beautifully told."—Patricia MacLachlan, author of Sarah, Plain and Tall "I read this novel in two big gulps."—Gary D. Schmidt, author of Okay for Now "I love Ada's bold heart...Her story's riveting."—Sheila Turnage, author of Three Times Lucky

The War that Saved My Life Book
Score: 4.5
From 59 Ratings

The War that Saved My Life


  • Author : Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  • Publisher : Text Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-05-16
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 335
  • ISBN 10 : 9781925355642

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The War that Saved My Life Excerpt :

An exceptionally moving story of triumph against all odds, set during World War II. Nine-year-old Ada has never left her one-room flat. Her mother is too humiliated by Ada’s twisted foot to let her outside. So when her little brother Jamie is shipped out of London to escape the war, Ada doesn’t waste a minute—she sneaks out to join him. So begins a new adventure for Ada, and for Miss Susan Smith, the woman who is forced to take in the two children. As Ada teaches herself to ride a pony, learns to read, and watches for German spies, she begins to trust Susan—and Susan begins to love Ada and Jamie. But in the end, will their bond be enough to hold them together through wartime? Or will Ada and her brother fall back into the cruel hands of their mother? This masterful work of historical fiction is equal parts adventure and a moving tale of family and identity—a classic in the making.

The War That Saved My Life Book
Score: 4.5
From 58 Ratings

The War That Saved My Life


  • Author : Lisa Kurkov
  • Publisher : Carson-Dellosa Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-01-04
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 9781731643704

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The War That Saved My Life Excerpt :

THE WAR THAT SAVED MY LIFE: This nonfiction companion to Kimberly Brubaker Bradley’s award-winning novel delves into the context of the World War II fiction novel, exploring what life was like in 1940s London and the English countryside for child evacuees during the war. A CLOSER LOOK: Find out more about the real spies of World War II, ration books, the dangers of poverty, horses in the English countryside, and contributions women made on the home front! NONFICTION COMPANIONS: This series of 48-page books takes popular, grade-appropriate fiction titles and provides a more in-depth understanding of them. Also includes a glossary and before and after-reading activities for home or the classroom! BENEFITS: Students will love to take a closer look at books that are already familiar to them, reading about the histories, author backgrounds, and real-life facts surrounding books they know and love! WHY ROURKE: Since 1980, we’ve been committed to bringing out the best non-fiction books to help you bring out the best in your young learners. Our carefully crafted topics encourage all students who are "learning to read" and "reading to learn"!

Jefferson s Sons Book
Score: 4
From 13 Ratings

Jefferson s Sons


  • Author : Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  • Publisher : Dial
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : 0803734999

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Jefferson s Sons Excerpt :

A fictionalized look at the last twenty years of Thomas Jefferson's life at Monticello through the eyes of three of his slaves, two of whom were his sons by his slave, Sally Hemings.

Fighting Words Book

Fighting Words


  • Author : Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-08-11
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781984815699

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Fighting Words Excerpt :

*Newbery Honor Book* *Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor* A candid and fierce middle grade novel about sisterhood and sexual abuse, by two-time Newbery Honor winner and #1 New York Times best seller Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, author of The War that Saved My Life Kirkus Prize Finalist Boston Globe Best Book of the Year Horn Book Fanfare Best Book of the Year School Library Journal Best Book of the Year Booklist Best Book of the Year Kirkus Best Book of the Year BookPage Best Book of the Year New York Public Library Best Book of the Year Chicago Public Library Best Book of the Year Golden Kite Honor Book Rise: Feminist Book Project Selection ALSC Notable Book Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) Choices Selection Junior Library Guild Selection "Fighting Words is raw, it is real, it is necessary, a must-read for children and their adults--a total triumph in all ways." —Holly Goldberg Sloan, New York Times bestselling author of Counting by 7s Ten-year-old Della has always had her older sister, Suki: When their mom went to prison, Della had Suki. When their mom's boyfriend took them in, Della had Suki. When that same boyfriend did something so awful they had to run fast, Della had Suki. Suki is Della's own wolf--her protector. But who has been protecting Suki? Della might get told off for swearing at school, but she has always known how to keep quiet where it counts. Then Suki tries to kill herself, and Della's world turns so far upside down, it feels like it's shaking her by the ankles. Maybe she's been quiet about the wrong things. Maybe it's time to be loud. In this powerful novel that explodes the stigma around child sexual abuse and leavens an intense tale with compassion and humor, Kimberly Brubaker Bradley tells a story about two sisters, linked by love and trauma, who must find their own voices before they can find their way back to each other. "Della’s matter-of-fact narration manages to be as funny and charming as it is devastatingly sad. . . . This is a n

The President s Daughter Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

The President s Daughter


  • Author : Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  • Publisher : Yearling
  • Release Date : 2008-12-18
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307542632

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The President s Daughter Excerpt :

From the Newbery Honor and Schneider Award-winning author of The War that Saved My Life comes The President's Daughter, a novel about the Roosevelts and perfect for fans of hisorical fiction. ETHEL IS 10 YEARS OLD in 1901 when her family’s life changed forever. Suddenly, Father is not only a famous cowboy, war hero, and politician, but also President Theodore Roosevelt, leader of the United States—and Ethel has a new place to call home. The White House is older and stuffier than Ethel imagined, but there’s never a dull moment with her adventurous family around. Ethel would love to spend every day following Father on horseback rides and scrambles through neighboring Rock Creek Park. Instead, Ethel has to stay at boarding school during the week, where nothing she does feels right and none of the girls seem to like her. Ethel’s parents keep telling her to keep her chin up and be patient, but it’s not easy being the president’s daughter. Ethel wishes she could be as courageous as father and make her family proud. When her fashionable older sister arrives home, Ethel feels new hope. Sister knows the secret of being brave and making friends, and she’s willing to share it. All Ethel needs to do is take one outrageous dare. "[Bradley] makes Ethel a vivid and engaging presence and...[this novel is] a fascinating look at an intriguing world."-Kirkus Reviews "A fascinating story."-Booklist "Loaded with historical details...the novel rings true and the people come to life."-SLJ "Fascinating glimpses of pre-World War I Washington and one of the liveliest families to ever occupy the White House."-The Bulletin

The War that Saved My Life Book
Score: 4.5
From 61 Ratings

The War that Saved My Life


  • Author : Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  • Publisher : Dial Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN 10 : 9780803740815

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The War that Saved My Life Excerpt :

A young disabled girl and her brother are evacuated from London to the English countryside during World War II, where they find life to be much sweeter away from their abusive mother. Simultaneous eBook.

Three Times Lucky Book
Score: 4
From 61 Ratings

Three Times Lucky


  • Author : Sheila Turnage
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-05-10
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101575598

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Three Times Lucky Excerpt :

Newbery honor winner, New York Times bestseller, Edgar Award Finalist, and E.B. White Read-Aloud Honor book. A hilarious Southern debut with the kind of characters you meet once in a lifetime Rising sixth grader Miss Moses LoBeau lives in the small town of Tupelo Landing, NC, where everyone's business is fair game and no secret is sacred. She washed ashore in a hurricane eleven years ago, and she's been making waves ever since. Although Mo hopes someday to find her "upstream mother," she's found a home with the Colonel--a café owner with a forgotten past of his own--and Miss Lana, the fabulous café hostess. She will protect those she loves with every bit of her strong will and tough attitude. So when a lawman comes to town asking about a murder, Mo and her best friend, Dale Earnhardt Johnson III, set out to uncover the truth in hopes of saving the only family Mo has ever known. Full of wisdom, humor, and grit, this timeless yarn will melt the heart of even the sternest Yankee.

The Lacemaker and the Princess Book
Score: 3
From 7 Ratings

The Lacemaker and the Princess


  • Author : Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2009-09-15
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416985839

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The Lacemaker and the Princess Excerpt :

After an accidental encounter with Marie Antoinette, poor lacemaker Isabelle is invited back to her palace to play with her daughter, but as the situation for the common man worsens on the streets and talk of revolution begins, Marie begins to fear for the safety of her royal friend with whom she has become close. Reprint.

Year of Impossible Goodbyes Book
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

Year of Impossible Goodbyes


  • Author : Sook Nyul Choi
  • Publisher : Yearling
  • Release Date : 1993-01-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 178
  • ISBN 10 : 9780440407591

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Year of Impossible Goodbyes Excerpt :

It is 1945, and courageous ten-year-old Sookan and her family must endure the cruelties of the Japanese military occupying Korea. Police captain Narita does his best to destroy everything of value to the family, but he cannot break their spirit. Sookan's father is with the resistance movement in Manchuria and her older brothers have been sent away to labor camps. Her mother is forced to supervise a sock factory and Sookan herself must wear a uniform and attend a Japanese school. Then the war ends. Out come the colorful Korean silks and bags of white rice. But Communist Russian troops have taken control of North Korea and once again the family is suppressed. Sookan and her family know their only hope for freedom lies in a dangerous escape to Americancontrolled South Korea. Here is the incredible story of one family's love for each other and their determination to risk everything to find freedom.

The Bitter Side of Sweet Book
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

The Bitter Side of Sweet


  • Author : Tara Sullivan
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-02-23
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698184299

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The Bitter Side of Sweet Excerpt :

For fans of Linda Sue Park and A Long Way Gone, two young boys must escape a life of slavery in modern-day Ivory Coast Fifteen-year-old Amadou counts the things that matter. For two years what has mattered are the number of cacao pods he and his younger brother, Seydou, can chop down in a day. This number is very important. The higher the number the safer they are because the bosses won’t beat them. The higher the number the closer they are to paying off their debt and returning home to Moke and Auntie. Maybe. The problem is Amadou doesn’t know how much he and Seydou owe, and the bosses won’t tell him. The boys only wanted to make some money during the dry season to help their impoverished family. Instead they were tricked into forced labor on a plantation in the Ivory Coast; they spend day after day living on little food and harvesting beans in the hot sun—dangerous, backbreaking work. With no hope of escape, all they can do is try their best to stay alive—until Khadija comes into their lives. She’s the first girl who’s ever come to camp, and she’s a wild thing. She fights bravely every day, attempting escape again and again, reminding Amadou what it means to be free. But finally, the bosses break her, and what happens next to the brother he has always tried to protect almost breaks Amadou. The old impulse to run is suddenly awakened. The three band together as family and try just once more to escape. Tara Sullivan, the award-winning author of the astounding Golden Boy, delivers another powerful, riveting, and moving tale of children fighting to make a difference and be counted. Inspired by true-to-life events happening right now, The Bitter Side of Sweet is an exquisitely written tour de force not to be missed.

Halfway to the Sky Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Halfway to the Sky


  • Author : Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  • Publisher : Delacorte Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 166
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385729604

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Halfway to the Sky Excerpt :

After her brother dies and her parents get a divorce, twelve-year-old Dani sets out to hike the whole Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine on her own, but her mother soon figures out where she is and the two of them make the "journey" together.

Leap of Faith Book

Leap of Faith


  • Author : Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  • Publisher : Dial
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 185
  • ISBN 10 : 0803731272

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Leap of Faith Excerpt :

Forced to attend a Catholic middle school because of her conduct, Abigail discovers a talent for theater and develops a true religious faith.

Ballerino Nate Book
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

Ballerino Nate


  • Author : Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  • Publisher : Dial
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : PSU:000060655080

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Ballerino Nate Excerpt :

After seeing a ballet performance, Nate decides he wants to learn ballet but he has doubts when his brother Ben tells him that only girls can be ballerinas.

Ruthie s Gift Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

Ruthie s Gift


  • Author : Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  • Publisher : Turtleback
  • Release Date : 1999-01
  • Genre: Brothers and sisters
  • Pages : 150
  • ISBN 10 : 0606174761

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Ruthie s Gift Excerpt :

Just before the beginning of World War I, eight-year-old Ruthie, who lives with her parents and six brothers on a farm in Indiana, wishes for a sister and tries to behave like the lady her mother wants her to be.