When her friend Nellie, the servant girl from next door, does not show up for ice skating as usual, Samantha is afraid that Nellie will not come to her party because she cannot afford to bring presents. Includes a section on ice skating in the early 1900s.
Shortly before the Revolutionary War, nine-year-old Felicity, who lives in Williamsburg, is torn between supporting the tariff-induced tea boycott and saving her friendship with Elizabeth, a young loyalist from England.
"Ruthie Smithens, a girl who loves fairy tales and happy endings, doesn't mind being 'goffy Ruthie' if it makes her best friend, Kit Kittredge, smile and forget about the hardships of the Depression. But when Ruthie finds out that the Kittredges are going to be evicted from their house, she makes up her mind to help..."--P.  of cover.
Anxious about starting middle school, eleven-year-old Izzy Newton proposes a STEM club and, with her best friends Allie Einstein and Charlie Darwin, investigates why the building is so cold--and why former friend Marie has shut them out.
"In the 1950s, if fourth-grader Maryellen is going to invent a flying machine, become famous, and get her big sister Joan's wedding off the ground, she will need all the help and all the friends she can get!"--
"Felicity loves riding horses far more than stitchery or serving tea. When she falls in love with a beautiful chestnut mare, she schemes to save the mare from its cruel owner with the help of Ben, her father's young apprentice. Yet as talk of revolution rumbles around her, Felicity finds it harder to tell right from wrong. Ben wants war, while her best friend's family remains loyal to the king. Then Felicity receives an invitation to the Governor's...
When Kit's family has to take in boarders, it seems as if they may be able to keep their house although her father lost his business, but the changes put a strain on Kit's friendship with Ruthie, especially as Kit spends her days helping cranky Uncle Hendrick.
When Emily from England stays with Molly and her family, Molly learns about what people go through during a real bombing. Just when she thinks the war will never end, Molly gets the news that her father is coming home.