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Girl The Reaper by L.A. Rikand (2012)

Set in northeast Wisconsin during America’s bicentennial, fourteen-year-old Cate’s life changes drastically when Death comes to take her father and makes a mistake.

  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 17, 2012)
  • ISBN-10: 1466235640
  • ISBN-13: 978-1466235649

Hope Was Here by Joan Bauer (2005)

Hope moves from New York to a small town in Wisconsin, where she works in a restaurant and learns some lessons about life. Awards: Newbery Honor Book, Christopher Award, ALA Notable Book

Rascal (Puffin Modern Classics) by Sterling North (2004)

A boy finds himself taking care of a young racoon as he himself grows up in World War I era Wisconsin. The book was a Newbery Honor winner in 1964.

Thimble Summer by Elizabeth Enright (2008)

Set in the 1930's, nine-year-old Garnet finds a silver thimble and suddenly everything is going well on her family's Wisconsin farm. Is it the thimble that has brought good luck? (Newbery, 1938)

The Raft by Jim LaMarche

Nicky was sure he would rather not spend the summer in the Wisconsin woods, but the raft might just change his mind.

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; Reprint edition (May 28, 2002)
  • ISBN-10: 0064438562
  • ISBN-13: 978-0064438568

Nonfiction Books:

Wild About Wisconsin Birds: A Youth's Guide to the Birds of Wisconsinby Adele Porter (2009)

B is for Badger: A Wisconsin Alphabet (Discover America State By State. Alphabet Series) picture book by Kathy-jo Wargin and illustrated by Renee Graef

Flavor of Wisconsin for Kids: A Feast of History, with Stories and Recipes Celebrating the Land and People of Our State by Terese Allen and Bobbie Malone (2012)


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