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Larson, Kirby

Overview
Works: 73 works in 301 publications in 3 languages and 32,344 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Young adult works  Anecdotes  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Action and adventure fiction  Diary fiction  Children's audiobooks 
Roles: Author, Narrator
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Publications about Kirby Larson
Publications by Kirby Larson
Most widely held works about Kirby Larson
 
Most widely held works by Kirby Larson
Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson( Book )
37 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 5,727 libraries worldwide
After inheriting her uncle's homesteading claim in Montana, sixteen-year-old orphan Hattie Brooks travels from Iowa in 1917 to make a home for herself and encounters some unexpected problems related to the war being fought in Europe
Two Bobbies : a true story of Hurricane Katrina, friendship, and survival by Kirby Larson( Book )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 4,085 libraries worldwide
Bobbi (the dog) and Bob Cat are the best of friends. When their hometown of New Orleans was struck by Hurricane Katrina, many lost everything. Bobbi and Bob Cat only survived by staying together. This is the story of their remarkable friendship
Nubs : the true story of a mutt, a marine & a miracle by Brian Dennis( Book )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 3,408 libraries worldwide
The story of a wild dog who befriended Marine Major Brian Dennis in Iraq, and, when they were separated, trekked seventy miles through the desert winter to rejoin his friend
Dash by Kirby Larson( Book )
9 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 1,510 libraries worldwide
When her family is forced into an internment camp, Mitsi Kashino is separated from her home, her classmates, and her beloved dog Dash; and as her family begins to come apart around her, Mitsi clings to her one connection to the outer world--the letters from the kindly neighbor who is caring for Dash
Hattie ever after by Kirby Larson( Book )
7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,366 libraries worldwide
In 1919, seventeen-year-old Hattie leaves the Montana prairie--and her sweetheart Charlie--to become a female reporter in San Francisco
The fences between us : the diary of Piper Davis by Kirby Larson( Book )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,365 libraries worldwide
Thirteen-year-old Piper Davis records in her diary her experiences beginning in December 1941 when her brother joins the Navy, the United States goes to war, she attempts to document her life through photography, and her father--the pastor for a Japanese Baptist Church in Seattle--follows his congregants to an Idaho internment camp, taking her along with him. Includes historical notes
Duke by Kirby Larson( Book )
6 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 1,116 libraries worldwide
With World War II raging and his father fighting overseas in Europe, eleven-year-old Hobie Hanson is determined to do his part to help his family and his country, even if it means giving up his beloved German shepherd, Duke. Hoping to help end the war and bring his dad home faster, Hobie decides to donate Duke to Dogs for Defense, an organization that urges Americans to "loan" their pets to the military to act as sentries, mine sniffers, and patrol dogs. Hobie immediately regrets his decision and tries everything he can to get Duke back, even jeopardizing his friendship with the new boy at school. But when his father is taken prisoner by the Germans, Hobie realizes he must let Duke go and reach deep within himself to be brave. Will Hobie ever see Duke, or his father, again?
The friendship doll by Kirby Larson( Book )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,103 libraries worldwide
Throughout the twentieth century, Miss Kanagawa, one of fifty-eight dolls made to serve as ambassadors from Japan to the United States, travels the country learning to love while changing the lives of those who need her
Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson( Sound Recording )
25 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,087 libraries worldwide
After inheriting her uncle's homesteading claim in Montana, sixteen-year-old orphan Hattie Brooks travels from Iowa in 1917 to make a home for herself and encounters some unexpected problems related to the war being fought in Europe. Alone in the world, teen-aged Hattie is driven to prove up on her uncle's homesteading claim. For years, sixteen-year-old Hattie's been shuttled between relatives. Tired of being Hattie Here-and-There, she courageously leaves Iowa to prove up on her late uncle's homestead claim near Vida, Montana. With a stubborn stick-to-itiveness, Hattie faces frost, drought and blizzards. Despite many hardships, Hattie forges ahead, sharing her adventures with her friends--especially Charlie, fighting in France--through letters and articles for her hometown paper. Her backbreaking quest for a home is lightened by her neighbors, the Muellers. But she feels threatened by pressure to be a "Loyal" American, forbidding friendships with folks of German descent. Despite everything, Hattie's determined to stay until a tragedy causes her to discover the true meaning of home
Audacity Jones to the rescue by Kirby Larson( Book )
5 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,031 libraries worldwide
In 1910, Audacity Jones is an eleven-year-old orphan living a monotonous life at Miss Maisie's School for Wayward Girls, and wondering why nothing exciting ever happens--but when the mysterious Commodore Crutchfield whisks her away to Washington D.C., she finds herself involved in a sinister and dangerous plot against the president of the United States
Liberty by Kirby Larson( Book )
4 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 701 libraries worldwide
Fish has a knack for inventing. His annoying neighbor, Olympia, has a knack for messing things up. But when his latest invention leads Fish to Liberty, a beautiful stray dog who needs a home, he and Olympia work together to rescue her. At the Higgins boatyard, where the boats that just might save the Allied forces during World War II are built, the wartime workforce is integrated and includes women and the disabled. However, a friendship that crosses racial lines is not the norm in 1940s New Orleans. Fish, who suffered from polio and whose dad is away fighting in Europe, looks up to Mr. Higgins, and he's thrilled when one of his inventions helps Mr. Higgins's engineers unlock the mechanics of the landing crafts. Mr. Higgins inspires him to be bold and brave. As Fish enlists the help of unexpected friends and allies to save Liberty, he finds his perceptions of the world -- of race and war, family and friendship -- transformed
Second grade pig pals by Kirby Larson( Book )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 589 libraries worldwide
Second grader Quinn tries to earn a gold star on the bulletin board for National Pig Day and regain her friendship with a new student following a mix-up
The magic kerchief by Kirby Larson( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 562 libraries worldwide
Sharp-tongued and lonely Griselda gets a magic kerchief from a mysterious stranger, and when she wears it she can speak only kind words to the people she meets
Growing up with aloha : a Nanea classic volume 1 by Kirby Larson( Book )
5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 497 libraries worldwide
"Nine-year-old Nanea Mitchell may be the youngest in her family, but she still wants to "dip her paddle in" and be useful. She knows she's grown-up enough to help in her grandparents' market. But before she can prove that she's ready for more responsibility, the unthinkable happens: Japan attacks Pearl Harbor, the naval base where her father works, and America is at war! With friends and family missing, and rumors of more attacks to come, Nanea worries will life ever be the same again?"--Page 4 of cover
Hula for the home front : a Nanea classic volume 2 by Kirby Larson( Book )
4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 470 libraries worldwide
"Nanea Mitchell had hoped that going back to school would make life seem normal again. But everything has changed since the war started, including Miss Smith's wonderful classroom. Nanea' dear friend Donna is gone, and now there's a new girl who seems to be getting all of Miss Smith's attention. There are also worries at home as Nanea' big brother talks about joining the Army. Nanea can't bear the thought of him leaving. In the swirl of changes, Nanea turns to hula. Dancing always makes her feel better. Then, Nanea gets a big idea-- could hula help lift the spirits of the soldiers, too?"--Page 4 of cover
Hattie ever after by Kirby Larson( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 464 libraries worldwide
In 1919, seventeen-year-old Hattie leaves the Montana prairie--and her sweetheart Charlie--to become a female reporter in San Francisco
Audacity Jones steals the show by Kirby Larson( Book )
3 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 464 libraries worldwide
Audacity Jones and her best friend, Bimmy, are on their way to New York City, with Cypher, who is now a detective in the Pinkerton National Detective Agency, and their assignment involves Harry Houdini and the illusion he is planning--and it will take all of Audie's skills, and the help of her clever cat Min, to prevent the performance from being sabotaged
Princess Bitty Baby by Kirby Larson( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 452 libraries worldwide
"In this story, a little girl and her Bitty Baby doll are all ready for bed and can't wait for a bedtime story. So the girl tells one of her own--about Princess Bitty Baby, a dragon, and an enchanted frog--and discovers the power of her own storytelling
Bitty Baby at the ballet by Kirby Larson( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 450 libraries worldwide
"In this story, a little girl and her Bitty Baby doll are getting ready for a ballet recital. To calm her pre-performance jitters, the little girl tells Bitty Baby a story about a bunny who overcomes stage fright to win a hopping contest."--Provided by publisher
Bitty Baby and me by Kirby Larson( Book )
6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 450 libraries worldwide
"A little girl introduces her new doll, Bitty Baby, to her family, including her prickly big sister. At nap time, the little girl tells Bitty Baby a story about a magical mermaid adventure - but the best magic of all is the creative way the girl makes her wish come true and gets her older sister to play with her."--Provided by publisher
 
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Alternative Names
Kirby Larson Amerikaans schrijfster
Kirby Larson auteure de littérature d'enfance américaine
Kirby Larson escritora de literatura infantil estadounidense
Lane, Kirby Larson
کیربی لارسون نویسنده آمریکایی
ラーソン, カービー
Languages
English (148)
Chinese (8)
Japanese (2)
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