Historical fiction

Sarah, Plain and Tall (Unabridged)

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"I will come by train. I will wear a yellow bonnet. I am plain and tall." A heartwarming story about two children, Anna and Caleb, whose lives are changed forever when their widowed papa advertises for a mail-order bride. Sarah Elisabeth Wheaton from Maine answers the ad and agrees to come for a month.

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Lexile: 
560L
Length: 
01:02
Sarah, Plain and Tall (Unabridged)

Moonlight On the Magic Flute: Magic Tree House, Book 41 (Unabridged)

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Jack and Annie head to 18th-century Austria, where they must find and help a musician by the name of Mozart. Decked out in the craziest outfits they've ever worn, including a wig for Jack and a giant hoopskirt for Annie, the two siblings search an entire palace to no avail.

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Lexile: 
500L
Length: 
01:18
Moonlight On the Magic Flute: Magic Tree House, Book 41 (Unabridged)

A Good Night for Ghosts: Magic Tree House, Book 42 (Unabridged)

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Jack and Annie are on their second mission to find and inspire artists to bring happiness to millions. After traveling to New Orleans, Jack and Annie come head to head with some real ghosts, as well as discover the world of jazz when they meet a young Louis Armstrong.

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Lexile: 
490L
Length: 
01:26
A Good Night for Ghosts: Magic Tree House, Book 42 (Unabridged)

Magic Tree House, Book 44: A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time (Unabridged)

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Jack and Annie's mission from Merlin the Magician? To help the famous writer Charles Dickens! In a magical whirl, the brother and sister are whisked back in time to Victorian England and the foggy streets of London.

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Lexile: 
520L
Length: 
01:32
Magic Tree House, Book 44: A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time (Unabridged)

Girl with a Pearl Earring

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In 1664, 16-year-old Griet enters the Vermeer household as a servant. Daughter of a Delft tile maker, she has a natural eye for color and design. Daily, she cleans the studio, learning much about how Vermeer sees the people he paints. As his attention focuses on her, she slowly becomes one of his subjects.

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Lexile: 
770L
Length: 
04:19
Girl with a Pearl Earring

Your Mother Was a Neanderthal: Time Warp Trio, Book 4 (Unabridged)

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Everyone's favorite time-travelers are changing their style! The Time Warp Trio® series now features brand-new, eye-catching art in a modern design, sure to appeal to longtime fans and those new to Jon Scieszka's wacky brand of humor.

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610L
Length: 
01:35
Your Mother Was a Neanderthal: Time Warp Trio, Book 4 (Unabridged)

Sarah's Key (Unabridged)

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Paris, July 1942: Sarah, a 10 year-old girl, is arrested with her family by the French police in the Vel' d'Hiv' roundup, but not before she locks her younger brother in a cupboard in the family's apartment, thinking that she will be back within a few hours.

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Lexile: 
HL610L
Length: 
09:56
Sarah's Key (Unabridged)

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing: Volume 2: The Kingdom On the Waves (Unabridged)

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"Such is our task, and such lies before us all: Liberty or Death."

In the summer of 1775, fleeing from a death sentence, Octavian and his tutor, Dr. Trefusis, escape through rising tides and pouring rain to find shelter in British-occupied Boston.

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Lexile: 
1060L
Length: 
13:26
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing: Volume 2: The Kingdom On the Waves (Unabridged)

Chains (Unabridged)

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Freedom. In 1776 New England, that word is on everyone's lips. But for 13-year-old Isabel, the word holds a different meaning, especially after the only mistress she has ever known dies, and instead of receiving the freedom promised, she and her younger sister, Ruth, are sold to the Locktons, a wealthy New York family.

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Lexile: 
780L
Length: 
07:36
Chains (Unabridged)

The Midwife's Apprentice (Unabridged)

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Lyrical yet unsentimental, The Midwife's Apprentice won the coveted 1996 Newbery Medal. Filled with striking characters, it paints unforgettable pictures of village life in the Middle Ages, the midwife's craft, and a very remarkable girl's growing independence and pride.

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1240L
Length: 
02:50
The Midwife's Apprentice (Unabridged)

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