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Helen Frost

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Helen Frost

Helen Frost

Books by Helen Frost

Written by Helen Frost with illustrations by Amy June Bates - Children's, Children's 8-12, Family

When the first apple falls from the tree, Faith and Peter know that it’s applesauce weather, which means that Uncle Arthur should be here to tell his stories with a twinkle in his eye. But this is the first year without Aunt Lucy, and when Uncle Arthur arrives, there’s no twinkle to be found. Faith is certain though, that with a little love and patience, she and Peter might finally be able to hear the truth about Uncle Peter’s missing finger and get the twinkle back in his eye.

by Helen Frost - Children's 10-12, Family, Family Life, Fiction, Free Verse, Poetry

Claire and Abi have always loved their summers at the lake house, but this year, everything's different. Dad and Pam, their stepmom, are expecting a new baby, and they've cleared out all of Mom's belongings to make room. And last summer, Abi was looking at boys, but this summer, boys are looking back at her. While Abi sneaks around, Claire is left behind to make excuses and cover up for her. Claire doesn't want her family to change, but there doesn't seem to be a way of stopping it. By the end of their time at the house, the two sisters have learned that growing up doesn't have to mean their family growing apart.

by Helen Frost - Historical Fiction

It’s 1812, and Anikwa and James spend their days exploring together in the forests of the Indiana Territory. Anikwa is a member of the Miami tribe, and James’ family members are traders who have ties to the Miami community as well as to the American soldiers in the fort. Now tensions are rising as the British and American armies prepare for battle and Native Americans from surrounding tribes protect their homeland. James and Anikwa must decide where their deepest loyalties lie.

by Helen Frost - Children's, Fiction
Unforgettable students in this fifth-grade classroom reveal their private feelings about birth and death, a missing bicycle and a first kiss, as well as their thoughts about recess, report cards, fitting in, and family. The book uses a rich array of traditional poetic forms to interweave the stories of the kids in Room 214. A final section giving detailed analyses of the twenty-two forms will be of special interest.