• Abigail Adams : Girl of Colonial Days
    Childhood of Famous Americans
    Wagoner, Jean Brown
    Abigail Adams : Girl of Colonial Days
    Childhood of Famous Americans
    Wagoner, Jean Brown
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: June 24, 2008
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction
    Using simple language that beginning readers can understand, this lively, inspiring, and believable biography looks at the childhood of Abigail Adams. Illustrated throughout.… More
  • Abraham Lincoln
    History's All-stars
    Stevenson, Augusta
    Abraham Lincoln
    History's All-stars
    Stevenson, Augusta
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: January 13, 2015
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction
    Explore the childhood of legendary US President Abraham Lincoln, whose legacy as a Civil War leader and lover of freedom makes him an unforgettable all-star in American history. Abraham Lincoln received less than two years of formal education, but he had a passion for knowledge: he would walk for miles to borrow a book and eventually taught himself to become a lawyer. His legal career lead to a term in the US House of Representatives, and he was later selected as the Republican presidential candidate in 1860 and elected president. Shortly after his inauguration, the Civil War broke out, and for the rest of his life, Lincoln served as a wartime president, achieving the hugely challenging task of keeping the Union together until the Confederate surrender in April of 1865. Weeks later Lincoln was assassinated, but his legacy lives on. From his humble beginnings in a Kentucky log cabin to his stepmother’s encouragement of education, the details of Abraham Lincoln’s childhood are revealed in this narrative biography about the events and influences that made him into the exceptional American leader he became.… More
  • Academie
    Dunlap, Susanne
    Academie
    Dunlap, Susanne
    eBook
    Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
    Published: April 10, 2012
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Romance, Historical Fiction
    When Eliza Monroe - daughter of the future president of the United States - discovers that her mother is sending her to boarding school outside of Paris, she is devestated. But Eliza is quickly reconciled to the idea when she discovers who her fellow pupils will be: Hortense de Beauharnais, daughter of Josephine Bonaparte; and Caroline Bonaparte, youngest sister of the famous French general. It doesn't take long for Eliza to figure out that the two French girls are mortal enemies - and that she's about to get caught in the middle of their schemes. Loosely based on fact (the three girls really did attend finishing school at the same time), Eliza's coming of age provides a fascinating glimpse into the lives and histories, loves and hopes of three young women against the backdrop of one of the most volatile and exciting periods in French history. … More
  • Ak
    Dickinson, Peter
    Ak
    Dickinson, Peter
    eBook
    Publisher: Open Road Media
    Published: February 24, 2015
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Historical Fiction
    A former child soldier tries to learn the ways of peace in an African nation in this “rip-roaring adventure story” by a Carnegie Medal winner (Publishers Weekly). Paul remembers nothing from before the conflict. Twelve years old, he is no longer a child. He is a warrior—one of a handful of elite commandos who live only to fight the corrupt government of Nagala. He has no family but the boys who fight beside him, and he owns nothing but his AK-47 rifle. This is the only life he has ever known, and it is one he understands—right until the day the standoff ends and his life changes forever.   Paul buries his AK and heads north to attend school and attempt to live life as just another child. But at night, the battlefield consumes his dreams. When a rogue faction stages a coup in the capital and Paul’s adoptive father is put in prison, the boy turns into a warrior once more. It is too late for him to have a childhood, but Paul will do whatever it takes to guarantee himself a future.   From the author Philip Pullman called “one of the real masters of children’s literature,” this is an extraordinary novel for readers of all ages, a winner of the prestigious Whitbread Award in which “Dickinson deals intelligently with vital issues, devises potent symbols with his usual skill, and offers much to discuss in a vivid and compelling setting” (Kirkus Reviews).This ebook features an illustrated personal history of Peter Dickinson including rare images from the author’s collection.… More
  • Aleutian Sparrow
    Hesse, Karen
    Aleutian Sparrow
    Hesse, Karen
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: May 11, 2010
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction
    In June 1942, seven months after attacking Pearl Harbor, the Japanese navy invaded Alaska's Aleutian Islands. For nine thousand years the Aleut people had lived and thrived on these treeless, windswept lands. Within days of the first attack, the entire native population living west of Unimak Island was gathered up and evacuated to relocation centers in the dense forests of Alaska's Southeast. With resilience, compassion, and humor, the Aleuts responded to the sorrows of upheaval and dislocation. This is the story of Vera, a young Aleut caught up in the turmoil of war. It chronicles her struggles to survive and to keep community and heritage intact despite harsh conditions in an alien environment.… More
  • Allies & Assassins
    Allies & Assassins
    Somper, Justin
    Allies & Assassins
    Allies & Assassins
    Somper, Justin
    eBook
    Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
    Published: May 27, 2014
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Adventure, Historical Fiction
    Ascending the throne of Archenfield after the murder of his brother, 16-year-old Jared feels unprepared to face a powerful and dangerous court and wonders who among his 12 advisers may have been responsible for killing his brother. A first young adult book. Simultaneous eBook. 30,000 first printing.… More
  • All My Noble Dreams and Then What Happens
    Whelan, Gloria
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: April 2, 2013
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction
    Rosalind is caught between two worlds as Gandhi’s nonviolent revolution takes hold in this companion to Small Acts of Amazing Courage that “seamlessly weaves history and culture into a novel that stands on its own” ( Booklist ). Rosalind inhabits two worlds in 1920s India. There is the world of her heritage—English to the core, with her strict father who is a major in the British Indian Army, her grieving mother, and a tutor to educate her within the walls of the luxurious estate her family occupies. And then there is the world of her homeland—or the land that feels like home, anyway. The world where followers of Gandhi surround her, and the streets are full of poverty and the whispers of independence. The two worlds are colliding, and despite what Rosalind has been raised to think, she begins to resent the heavy hand of British rule. When her father’s military position provides Rosalind the opportunity to meet the Prince of Wales, she has the chance to tell him about the injustice she witnesses in the streets of India. Rosalind desperately wants to do what is right, but will she have the courage? And what will be the consequence?… More
  • Ambergate
    Elliott, Patricia
    Ambergate
    Elliott, Patricia
    eBook
    Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
    Published: November 29, 2009
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Fantasy, Historical Fiction
    A companion book to "Murkmere" and a compelling gothic mystery in its own right, "Ambergate" is rich with suspense and unforgettable characters.… More
  • Anastasia's Secret
    Dunlap, Susanne
    Anastasia's Secret
    Dunlap, Susanne
    eBook
    Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
    Published: March 15, 2011
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Romance, Historical Fiction
    For Anastasia Romanov, life as the privileged daughter of Russia's last tsar is about to be torn apart by the bloodshed of revolution. Ousted from the imperial palace when the Bolsheviks seize control of the government, Anastasia and her family are exiled to Siberia. But even while the rebels debate the family's future and the threat to their lives grows more menacing, romance blooms between Anastasia and Sasha, a sympathetic young guard she has known since childhood. But will the strength of their love be enough to save Anastasia from a violent death? Inspired by the mysteries that have long surrounded the last days of the Romanov family, Susanne Dunlap's new novel is a haunting vision of the life-and love story-of Russia's last princess. … More
  • Anya's War
    Alban, Andrea
    Anya's War
    Alban, Andrea
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: February 1, 2011
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Historical Fiction
    Anya Rosen and her family have left their home in Odessa for Shanghai, believing that China will be a safe haven from Hitler's forces. At first, Anya's life in the Jewish Quarter of Shanghai is privileged and relatively carefree: she has crushes on boys, fights with her mother, and longs to defy expectations just like her hero, Amelia Earhart. Then Anya finds a baby--a newborn abandoned on the street. Amelia Earhart goes missing. And it becomes dangerously clear that no place is safe--not for Jewish families like the Rosens, not for Shanghai's poor, not for adventurous women pilots. Based on a true story, here is a rich, transcendent novel about a little-known time in Holocaust history. … More
  • Anybody Shining
    Dowell, Frances O'Roark
    Anybody Shining
    Dowell, Frances O'Roark
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: October 7, 2014
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction
    Can one mistake destroy the chance of a lifetime? A girl discovers there are many ways of being true in this magnificent ode to handwritten letters and the shining power of friendship from the author of Dovey Coe , set in the Appalachian mountains of 1920s North Carolina. One true friend. Someone shining. That’s all twelve-year-old Arie Mae wants. But shining true friends are hard to come by deep in the mountains of western North Carolina, so she sets her sights on a cousin unseen, someone who lives all the way away in the big city of Baltimore, Maryland. Three unanswered letters later, Arie Mae learns that a group of kids from Baltimore are coming to spend a summer on the mountain. Arie Mae loves her smudge of a town—she knows there’s nothing finer than Pa’s fiddling and Mama’s apple cake, but she also knows Big City folk might feel differently. How else to explain the song catcher ladies who have descended upon the village in search of “traditional tunes” and their intention to help “save” the townspeople? But when the group from Baltimore arrives, it seems there just might be a gem among them, one shining boy who doesn’t seem to notice Arie Mae wears the same dress every day and prefers to go barefoot. So what if he has a bit of a limp and a rumored heart problem—he also is keen about everything Arie Mae is keen about, and has all the makings of a true friend. And so what if the boy’s mother warns him not to exert himself? He and Arie Mae have adventures to go on! In between writing letters to her cousin, Arie Mae leads her one shining friend on ghost hunts and bear chases. But it turns out those warnings were for a reason…… More
  • Arly's Run
    Peck, Robert Newton
    Arly's Run
    Peck, Robert Newton
    eBook
    Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
    Published: March 18, 2013
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Historical Fiction
    Arly, an orphan in search of a home and a family, escapes from a brutal migrant labor camp, joins a traveling religious show, and battles a devastating Florida hurricane.… More
  • Assassin
    Myers, Anna
    Assassin
    Myers, Anna
    eBook
    Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
    Published: November 1, 2012
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery
    Would you betray your president to win the heart of America's most celebrated actor? Bella isn't evil. But even people with good intentions can end up doing bad things. Especially when they meet people with the power to persuade them to do almost anything, like John Wilkes Booth--the most charismatic and famous actor of his time. So when Booth sets his sights on Bella, an assistant seamstress to Mary Todd Lincoln, to help with his plot to kidnap President Lincoln, he is able to persuade her to betray her president and even turn her back on the boy she has loved her entire life. Bella believes Booth is only trying to force the North to release Southern war prisoners, and will not harm her dear friend Mr. Lincoln. But the kidnapping plot fails, and now Booth will stop at nothing--even if it means harming Bella in the process. Anna Myers has crafted a provocative new look at the Lincoln assassination through the eyes of both a young White House insider and the assassin himself. An author's note provides the historical background to this tragic event. … More
  • At the House of the Magician
    Hooper, Mary
    eBook
    Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
    Published: October 1, 2011
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction
    A poor runaway during the Elizabethan period, Lucy does not have many options. Her luck finally turns when she is taken on as a maid in the household of Dr. Dee, a real-life figure who was court magician to Queen Elizabeth I. The household is strange and sinister, and Lucy has a nose for intrigue. So when she stumbled across a plot to assassinate the queen, Lucy must find means to warn her . . . before it's too late. … More
  • At the Sign of the Sugared Plum
    Hooper, Mary
    eBook
    Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc
    Published: July 4, 2011
    Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Historical Fiction
    An historical novel set at the time of The Great Plague in London. It conveys how the atmosphere in London changes from a disbelief that the Plague is anything serious, to the full-blown horror of the death carts and being locked up - in effect to die - if your house is suspected of infection.… More
  • Auslander
    Dowswell, Paul
    Auslander
    Dowswell, Paul
    eBook
    Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
    Published: August 16, 2011
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Fiction, Historical Fiction
    German soldiers take Peter from a Warsaw orphanage, and soon he is adopted by Professor Kaltenbach, a prominent Nazi, but Peter forms his own ideas about what he sees and hears and decides to take a risk that is most dangerous in 1942 Berlin.… More
  • Battle Fatigue
    Kurlansky, Mark
    Battle Fatigue
    Kurlansky, Mark
    eBook
    Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
    Published: October 25, 2011
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Historical Fiction
    Growing up in the years following World War II, Joel Bloom and his friends dreamed of either fighting in the military or leading the Dodgers to the World Series. But when Joel turns eighteen, the Vietnam War is in full swing, and the sides of war he learned about as a child are not nearly as clear. Old enough to be drafted, Joel loves his country but knows he cannot fight in an unjust war. After trying and failing to be a Conscientious Objector, he must decide whether to serve in Vietnam or leave for Canada-a decision that would help him avoid the violence of war but force him to leave behind those he loves and turn his back on everything he was brought up to believe. In an insightful and compelling novel from bestselling nonfiction writer Mark Kurlansky comes an exploration of one teen's struggle to understand himself amid the harsh realities of life during wartime. … More
  • Battle Fleet : Adventures of a Young Sailor
    Dowswell, Paul
    eBook
    Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
    Published: October 1, 2011
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Adventure, Historical Fiction
    Sam escapes death in Australia when the truth about his false conviction is finally revealed. But on the journey back to England he faces pirates and a terrible storm, before making the longed-for trip back up the river Thames. Finally reunited with his family in Norfolk, Sam realizes how much life at sea has become part of him. So when he hears that Napoleon plans to attack England, he is tempted to join the navy once more, and finds himself midshipman on none other than the Victory , preparing for one of the most epic battles in history: Trafalgar. … More
  • Battlemage
    Summoner Trilogy
    Matharu, Taran
    Battlemage
    Summoner Trilogy
    Matharu, Taran
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: May 2, 2017
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Fantasy, Historical Fiction
    The epic conclusion to the New York Times–bestselling Summoner trilogy, by Taran Matharu!Fletcher and his friends fight for survival in the ether, where they pursue a mortally dangerous quest to rebuild their world and broker peace.Even as hatred threatens to turn friend into foe in The Battlemage, Fletcher must lead a small army of soldiers into battle to protect his ancestral homeland, and face his biggest challenge yet: his nemesis, the albino orc, Khan, who seeks to destroy everything Fletcher holds dear.… More
  • Battlesaurus : Rampage at Waterloo
    Battlesaurus
    Falkner, Brian
    Battlesaurus : Rampage at Waterloo
    Battlesaurus
    Falkner, Brian
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: July 14, 2015
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Adventure, Historical Fiction
    Did you know that beasts called "saurs" were a part of everyday life in 1815 Europe? Did you know that Napoleon won the battle of Waterloo? Did you know that he did so by using a terrible secret weapon against the British and Prussians? Did you know that only one boy--the son of a magician--knows how to foil the would-be Emperor's plans at world-domination? It's all true. At least according to this head-spinning historical fantasy by adventure author Brian Falkner, just in time for the bicentennial of the battle that re-shaped Europe. … More
  • Beautiful Lie
    Master, Irfan
    Beautiful Lie
    Master, Irfan
    eBook
    Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc
    Published: January 4, 2011
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Historical Fiction
    An extraordinarily rich debut novel, set in India in 1947 at the time of Partition. Although the backdrop is this key event in Indian history, the novel is even more far-reaching, touching on the importance of tolerance, love and family. The main character is Bilal, a boy determined to protect his dying father from the news of Partition - news that he knows will break his father's heart. With great spirit and determination, and with the help of his good friends, Bilal persuades others to collude with him in this deception, even printing false pages of the local newspaper to hide the ravages of unrest from his father. All that Bilal wants is for his father to die in peace. But that means Bilal has a very complicated relationship with the truth...… More
  • Bell's Breakthrough
    Blast to the Past
    Cohon, Rhody, Deutsch, Stacia
    Bell's Breakthrough
    Blast to the Past
    Cohon, Rhody, Deutsch, Stacia
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: December 31, 2013
    Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Historical Fiction
    Abigail is getting restless. It’s been three weeks and she hasn't time traveled once! Luckily it’s Monday again, so when Mr. Caruthers asks the class, “What if Alexander Graham Bell quit and never invented the telephone?” Abigail knows it’s time to go back to the past—this time, to 1876! But when the kids find Professor Bell, he has given up on the telephone. In fact, he is hard at work on a new invention! Abigail and her friends have to get him back on track, but can they make a connection with the most stubborn inventor they’ve ever met?… More
  • Ben Franklin's Fame
    Blast to the Past
    Deutsch, Stacia, Cohon, Rhody
    Ben Franklin's Fame
    Blast to the Past
    Deutsch, Stacia, Cohon, Rhody
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: September 2, 2014
    Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Adventure, Historical Fiction
    It's a race against time! Abigail and her friends can't believe it -- Babs Magee has finally convinced someone to quit, and that someone is Benjamin Franklin! Babs is making a terrible mess of history, and it's up to the third-grade time-travelers to put things right. But no matter how far back the kids go, Babs is always one step ahead of them. Will they be able to find Ben and stop Babs in time to save history?… More
  • Benjamin West and His Cat Grimalkin
    Henry, Marguerite
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: March 11, 2014
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction
    Newbery Award–winning author Marguerite Henry’s beloved novel about a boy who would do anything to paint is now available in a refreshed paperback edition. Benjamin West was born with an extraordinary gift—the gift of creating paintings of people, animals, and landscapes so true to life they “took one’s breath away.” But Benjamin is part of a deeply religious Quaker family, and Quaker beliefs forbid the creation of images. Because Benjamin’s family didn’t approve of his art, he had to make his own painting supplies. The local Native Americans taught him how to mix paints from earth, clay, and plants. And his cat, Grimalkin, sacrificed hair from his tail for Ben’s brushes. This classic story from Newbery Award–winning author Marguerite Henry features the original text with gorgeous new cover art.… More
  • Betrayal
    Hooper, Mary
    Betrayal
    Hooper, Mary
    eBook
    Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
    Published: October 1, 2011
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction
    In this follow-up to By Royal Command , Lucy is asked to continue her work on behalf of Queen Elizabeth I. But will her romance with Tomas, the queen's fool, get in the way? There's also Mistress Juliette, the mysterious new lady-in-waiting. Could she be a threat to the queen? Or is Lucy simply jealous of the attention that Tomas is paying her? A thrilling and romantic historical novel that will give all teenage readers an accurate sense of the Elizabethan period. … More
  • Bird in a Box
    Pinkney, Andrea Davis
    Bird in a Box
    Pinkney, Andrea Davis
    eBook
    Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
    Published: April 12, 2011
    Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction
    Otis, Willie, and Hibernia are three children with a lot in common: they've all lost a loved one, they each have secret dreams, and they won't stop fighting for what they want. And they're also a lot like their hero, famed boxer Joe Louis. Throughout this moving novel, their lives gradually converge to form friendship, family, and love. Their trials and triumphs echo those of Joe Louis, as he fights to become the heavyweight boxing champion. Andrea Pinkney masterfully weaves in factual information about Joe Louis and actual radio commentary from his fights, enriching the narrative of this uniquely rendered and beautifully written novel. … More
  • Birth of a Warrior
    Ford, Michael
    Birth of a Warrior
    Ford, Michael
    eBook
    Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
    Published: October 1, 2012
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Adventure
    Lysander thought he left his roots as a Helot slave far behind when he discovered his true identity as the descendant of a Spartan warrior. His training at the academy has been ruthless, but now he must face his toughest challenge yet: being sent to the mountains with two other boys to prove they can survive the harsh conditions on nothing but their Spartan strength and wits. Facing starvation, wild animals, and the elements, Lysander discovers that his real enemy is in fact one of the other boys, who's bent on sabotaging him. And when war with Persia threatens, Lysander must decide where his allegiance truly lies. This sweeping, dramatic adventure story is an exciting follow-up to The Fire of Ares , and its action and intrigue will not disappoint. … More
  • Black Crow Conspiracy
    Penelope Tredwell Mysteries
    Edge, Christopher
    Black Crow Conspiracy
    Penelope Tredwell Mysteries
    Edge, Christopher
    eBook
    Publisher: Open Road Media
    Published: March 3, 2015
    Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Mystery, Historical Fiction
    Penelope Tredwell, the pen behind bestselling author Montgomery Flinch, is cursed with writer’s block. She needs a sensational new story or her magazine, the Penny Dreadful , will go under. So when a mysterious letter arrives, confessing to the impossible crime of stealing the Crown Jewels just days before the King’s coronation, Penelope thinks she has found a plot to enthrall her readers, until the police charge Montgomery Flinch with the theft of the jewels. Can Penelope solve the mystery, restore the jewels, rescue Monty, save the magazine, and keep the true identity of Montgomery Flinch a secret? … More
  • Black Ice
    Sherlock Holmes: the Legend Begins
    Lane, Andrew
    Black Ice
    Sherlock Holmes: the Legend Begins
    Lane, Andrew
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: January 22, 2013
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Mystery, Adventure, Historical Fiction
    A third case for teen Sherlock involves a heinous crime . . . and a brother with blood on his hands When Sherlock and Amyus Crowe, his American tutor, visit Sherlock's brother, Mycroft, in London, all they are expecting is lunch and some polite conversation. What they find shocks both of them to the core: a locked room, a dead body, and Mycroft holding a knife. The police are convinced Mycroft is a vicious murderer, but Sherlock is just as convinced he is innocent. Threatened with the gallows, Mycroft needs Sherlock to save him. The search for the truth necessitates an incredible journey, from a railway station for dead bodies in London all the way to the frozen city of Moscow--where Sherlock is afoot in a world of secrets and danger. Black Ice is the third book in Andrew Lane's series Sherlock Holmes: The Legend Begins. … More
  • Black Storm Comin'
    Wilson, Diane Lee
    Black Storm Comin'
    Wilson, Diane Lee
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: May 11, 2010
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Westerns, Historical Fiction
    Forced to tend to his mother and two sisters by himself while on the wagon train to California, biracial Colton Wescott and his family have great difficulties and are shunned by others, thus Colton decides to join up with the Pony Express in the hopes of making money for his family, knowing that he is risking his life if his true identity is ever discovered. Reprint.… More
  • Blackthorn Key
    Blackthorn Key
    Sands, Kevin
    Blackthorn Key
    Blackthorn Key
    Sands, Kevin
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: September 1, 2015
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Historical Fiction, Mystery
    Following a series of murders, an apothecary’s apprentice must solve puzzles and decipher codes in pursuit of a secret that could destroy the world in this suspenseful debut novel. “Tell no one what I’ve given you.” Until he got that cryptic warning, Christopher Rowe was happy, learning how to solve complex codes and puzzles and creating powerful medicines, potions, and weapons as an apprentice to Master Benedict Blackthorn—with maybe an explosion or two along the way. But when a mysterious cult begins to prey on London’s apothecaries, the trail of murders grows closer and closer to Blackthorn’s shop. With time running out, Christopher must use every skill he’s learned to discover the key to a terrible secret with the power to tear the world apart. In his stunning debut novel, Kevin Sands brings readers on a heart-stopping adventure rich with suspense, mystery, and unforgettable characters.… More
  • Blaze of Silver
    Granville Trilogy
    Grant, K. M
    Blaze of Silver
    Granville Trilogy
    Grant, K. M
    eBook
    Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
    Published: August 1, 2011
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Adventure, Romance, Historical Fiction
    Can a knight sacrifice everything he holds sacred in service to his king? Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â King Richard is being held for ransom in Germany, and England is in chaos without a sovereign. The de Granvilles must deliver the treasure that will win their King's freedom. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â But the Old Man of the Mountain, leader of the Assassins, is ready to take his revenge on Kamil. To do so he will orchestrate a great betrayal, and his tentacles of treachery reach far and deep. Kamil is determined to prevail-the Old Man must not win. But when all trust has been shattered, who can he turn to for help? Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â The fate of a king, the bonds of a friendship, and the depth of an enduring love will all be in jeopardy as Will, Ellie, Kamil, and Hosanna face the ultimate loyalty test, and their final battle. … More
  • Blizzard : Colorado, 1886
    Survivors
    Bale, Karen A., Duey, Kathleen
    Blizzard : Colorado, 1886
    Survivors
    Bale, Karen A., Duey, Kathleen
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: November 4, 2014
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Adventure
    A raging snow storm creates the coldest kind of danger for two kids in this riveting tale of historical fiction, part of the Survivor series. Haydn Sinclair hates absolutely everything about his aunt and uncle’s primitive Rocky Mountain ranch. He’d much rather be in a great city than stuck on the countryside. Haydn’s cousin Maggie hates the thought of having her rich and spoiled cousin visiting for four long months. She’d be happier if he wasn’t around. When Maggie’s father is injured and she and Haydn are left alone, they argue, and Haydn sets off on foot for the train station miles away. The next day Maggie learns that Haydn never made it to town, and she must search for him despite the blizzard that is raging outside. But even if she can find him, will they be able to survive freezing nights, vicious winds, and the constant threat of snow slides?… More
  • Blood Gold
    Cadnum, Michael
    Blood Gold
    Cadnum, Michael
    eBook
    Publisher: Open Road Media
    Published: October 6, 2015
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Adventure
    From the jungles of Panama to the gold fields of California, a young man searches for justice In 1849, there are 2 ways to reach California: overland or by sea. Traveling by land is safer—a long, slow journey across the American plains—but the water is faster. Would-be prospectors in a hurry to reach California and strike it rich, sail down the Atlantic, cross the deadly jungles of Panama on foot, and proceed north by boat to find their fortune. Willie Dwinelle, who is 18 years old, chooses this Panama route because he must reach California as soon as possible. But it is not gold that he seeks; it is justice.   Willie has vowed revenge upon an unsavory character in his hometown who mistreated one of his friends. So with his impulsive ally Ben at his side, Willie braves every danger the gold rush throws at him. But the most perilous hazard is one he never expected to confront: the lure of greed.… More
  • Blood Red Horse
    Grant, K. M
    Blood Red Horse
    Grant, K. M
    eBook
    Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
    Published: April 1, 2005
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Adventure, Historical Fiction
    You need three things to become a brave and noble knight: A warhorse. A fair maiden. A just cause. Will has a horse-a small chestnut stallion with a white blaze in his brow. Ellie is a fair maiden, but she's supposed to marry Will's older brother, Gavin. And as for the cause, King Richard is calling for a Crusade. The Knights of England must go to the Holy Land to fight. Will and Gavin will go. Blood will be shed. Lives will be taken. But through it all, two things will be constant-Ellie, and a blood-red horse called Hosanna. . . .… More
  • Blood Red Snow White
    Sedgwick, Marcus
    Blood Red Snow White
    Sedgwick, Marcus
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: October 25, 2016
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance, Historical Fiction
    Leaving his unhappy marriage in England to work as a journalist in Russia, Arthur Ransome finds himself at the center of the revolution and becomes dangerously entangled with Trotsky's personal secretary while reporting back to the British on Bolshevik activities. Simultaneous eBook.… More
  • Blue Flame
    Grant, K. M.
    Blue Flame
    Grant, K. M.
    eBook
    Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
    Published: October 1, 2012
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Religious Fiction, Historical Fiction
    Many years have passed since the Occitanian knights killed Richard the Lionheart in a courageous battle to keep the Blue Flame--sparked at the moment of Christ’s death--from falling into the wrong hands. Now it is in danger once again, as enemies from the north draw near. In the midst of this looming battle, lifelong friends Raimon, son of a Cathar weaver, and Yolanda, daughter of a Catholic Count, are falling in love. But a new religious crusade is about to begin, setting boy against girl, family against family, neighbor against neighbor, south against north. Though many seek to possess the Blue Flame, only one person is destined to wield its power to save the people and the sovereignty of the Occitan. … More
  • Boy at War : A Novel of Pearl Harbor
    Mazer, Harry
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: June 26, 2012
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction
    While fishing with his friends off Honolulu on December 7, 1941, teenaged Adam is caught in the midst of the Japanese attack and through the chaos of the subsequent days tries to find his father, a naval officer who was serving on the U.S.S. Arizona when the bombs fell. Reprint.… More
  • Braid
    Frost, Helen
    Braid
    Frost, Helen
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: September 6, 2016
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Fiction, Historical Fiction
    Two sisters, Jeannie and Sarah, tell their separate yet tightly interwoven stories in alternating narrative poems. Each sister – Jeannie, who leaves Scotland during the Highland Clearances with her father, mother, and the younger children, and Sarah, who hides so she can stay behind with her grandmother – carries a length of the other's hair braided with her own. The braid binds them together when they are worlds apart and reminds them of who they used to be before they were evicted from the Western Isles, where their family had lived for many generations. The award-winning poet Helen Frost eloquently twists strand over strand of language, braiding the words at the edges of the poems to bring new poetic forms to life while intertwining the destinies of two young girls and the people who cross their paths in this unforgettable novel. An author's note describes the inventive poetic form in detail.The Braid is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.… More
  • Breaking Stalin's Nose
    Yelchin, Eugene
    Breaking Stalin's Nose
    Yelchin, Eugene
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: September 27, 2011
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction
    One of Horn Book’s Best Fiction Books of 2011 Sasha Zaichik has known the laws of the Soviet Young Pioneers since the age of six:The Young Pioneer is devoted to Comrade Stalin, the Communist Party, and Communism.A Young Pioneer is a reliable comrade and always acts according to conscience.A Young Pioneer has a right to criticize shortcomings.But now that it is finally time to join the Young Pioneers, the day Sasha has awaited for so long, everything seems to go awry. He breaks a classmate's glasses with a snowball. He accidentally damages a bust of Stalin in the school hallway. And worst of all, his father, the best Communist he knows, was arrested just last night. This moving story of a ten-year-old boy's world shattering is masterful in its simplicity, powerful in its message, and heartbreaking in its plausibility.… More
  • Breathing Room
    Hayles, Marsha
    Breathing Room
    Hayles, Marsha
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: June 5, 2012
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction
    Evvy Hoffmeister is thirteen years old when her family brings her to Loon Lake Sanatorium to get cured of tuberculosis (TB). Evvy is frightened by her new surroundings; the rules to abide are harsh and the nurses equally rigid. But Evvy soon falls into step with the other girls in her ward. There's Sarah, quiet but thoughtful; Pearl, who adores Hollywood glamour; and Dina, whose harshness conceals a deep strength. Together, the girls brave the difficult daily routines. Set in 1940 at a time of political unrest throughout the U.S. and Europe, this thought-provoking novel sheds light on a much-feared worldwide illness. Hundreds of thousands of people died each year of TB, and many ill children were sent away to sanatoriums to hopefully recover.This is a masterful novel—both eloquent and moving—that gives voice to those who fought hard to overcome the illness.… More
  • Breath of Frost
    The Lovegrove Legacy
    Harvey, Alyxandra
    Breath of Frost
    The Lovegrove Legacy
    Harvey, Alyxandra
    eBook
    Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
    Published: January 7, 2014
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Historical Fiction
    In 1814, three cousins-Gretchen, Emma, and Penelope-discover their family lineage of witchcraft when a binding spell is broken, allowing their individual magical powers to manifest. Now, beyond the manicured gardens and ballrooms of Regency London, an alluring underworld available only to those with power is revealed to the cousins. By claiming their power, the three cousins have accidentally opened the gates to the underworld. Now ghouls, hellhounds-and most terrifying of all, the spirits of dark witches known as the Greymalkin Sisters-are hunting and killing young debutante witches for their powers. And, somehow, Emma is connected to the murdersbecause she keeps finding the bodies. Can the cousins seal the gates before another witch is killedor even worse, before their new gifts are stripped away?… More
  • Brooklyn Bridge
    Hesse, Karen
    Brooklyn Bridge
    Hesse, Karen
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: September 2, 2008
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Historical Fiction
    In 1903 Brooklyn, fourteen-year-old Joseph Michtom's life changes for the worse when his parents, Russian immigrants, invent the teddy bear and turn their apartment into a factory, while nearby the glitter of Coney Island contrasts with the dismal lives of children dwelling under the Brooklyn Bridge.… More
  • Buffalo Bill : Frontier Daredevil
    Childhood of Famous Americans
    Stevenson, Augusta
    Buffalo Bill : Frontier Daredevil
    Childhood of Famous Americans
    Stevenson, Augusta
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: November 13, 2012
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction
    Ideal for beginning readers, this lively, inspiring, and believable biography looks at the childhood of Wild West showman Buffalo Bill Cody: Pony Express rider, scout, showman, and buffalo hunter.… More
  • By Royal Command
    Hooper, Mary
    By Royal Command
    Hooper, Mary
    eBook
    Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
    Published: October 1, 2011
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction
    In this sequel to At the House of the Magician, Lucy has become a firm fixture in the household of the mysterious Dr. Dee. What the doctor doesn't know is that Lucy is not just a maid-she is also a spy for the Queen. Then Lucy hears unexplained cries in the Dee house, and finds a young girl imprisoned there. What is Dr. Dee doing? Lucy means to find out. A thrilling historical story, full of plots and intrigue.… More
  • Caddie Woodlawn
    Brink, Carol Ryrie
    Caddie Woodlawn
    Brink, Carol Ryrie
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: June 19, 2012
    Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Historical Fiction
    Caddie Woodlawn , which has been captivating young readers since 1935, was awarded the John Newbery Medal for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. Now it is in a brand-new edition with lively illustrations by Trina Schart Hyman. In her new foreword, Carol Ryrie Brink lovingly recalls the real Caddie, who was her grandmother, and tells how she often "sat spellbound, listening, listening!" as Caddie told stories of her pioneer childhood. Children everywhere will love redheaded Caddie with her penchant for pranks. Scarcely out of one scrape before she is into another, she refuses to be a "lady," preferring instead to run the woods with her brothers. Whether she is crossing the lake on a raft, visiting an Indian camp, or listening to the tales of the circuit rider, Caddie's adventures provide an exciting and authentic picture of life on the Wisconsin frontier in the 1860s. And readers will discover, as Caddie learns what growing up truly means, that it is not so very different today.… More
  • Caddie Woodlawn's Family
    Brink, Carol Ryrie
    Caddie Woodlawn's Family
    Brink, Carol Ryrie
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: January 25, 2011
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction
    A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.… More
  • Callender Papers
    Voigt, Cynthia
    Callender Papers
    Voigt, Cynthia
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: March 26, 2013
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery
    Think carefully... That's the advice Jean Wainwright always gets from her beloved Aunt Constance, Jean's guardian and headmistress at the boarding school where she lives. It's advice that proves valuable when Jean finds herself spending the summer far from home, sorting out family papers for the reclusive Mr. Thiel, a trustee of Aunt Constance's school and the widower of her childhood friend Irene Callender. At Mr. Thiel's isolated country estate, Jean is surrounded by bewildering questions from the past. Why is there such hatred between Mr. Thiel and his late wife's brother? Was her death an accident? And what happened to their child, who disappeared after Irene Thiel's death? Do the answers lie in the Callender papers? And will searching for the answers put Jean's own life in jeopardy?… More
  • Call It Courage
    Sperry, Armstrong
    Call It Courage
    Sperry, Armstrong
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: March 20, 2012
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction
    Relates how Mafatu, a young Polynesian boy whose name means Stout Heart, overcomes his terrible fear of the sea and proves his courage to himself and his people.… More
  • Cat Among the Pigeons
    A Cat Royal Adventure
    Golding, Julia
    Cat Among the Pigeons
    A Cat Royal Adventure
    Golding, Julia
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: September 2, 2008
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery
    MYSTERY, DISGUISES, AND A FIGHT FOR FREEDOM. The second episode in the CAT ROYAL ADVENTURE series plunges readers into the underbelly of London in a mission for justice. Pedro's old slave master wants him back, but his friends on Drury Lane won't give him up without a fight. Disguised as a boy, Cat enters an aristocratic boarding school and scales the heights of London society before joining a street gang to probe its depths, all to secure the freedom of her friend. Like THE DIAMOND OF DRURY LANE, CAT AMONG THE PIGEONS features mysteries, theatrical spectacles, the evil Billy "Boil" Shepherd, and, of course, the irrepressible Cat, who never fails to stir up troubleand save the day wherever she goes. Coming in Spring 2009, Cat travels to Paris during the French Revolution in DEN OF THIEVES.… More