• Academie
    Dunlap, Susanne
    Academie
    Dunlap, Susanne
    eBook
    Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
    Published: April 10, 2012
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, 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
  • 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: Children, 9-17, Fiction, 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: Children, 9-17, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Romance
    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
  • 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
  • Ashes of Roses
    Auch, M . J.
    Ashes of Roses
    Auch, M . J.
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: September 3, 2013
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Historical Fiction
    The honest and compelling story of a young girl's newfound independence, from her entrance into a new country to her frightening involvement in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911. My heart filled with fear and hope at the same time. I had the feeling that I was brought to America for a purpose. Something important would happen to me here. I remembered the words of the poem, "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses . . ." "Here we are, America," I whispered. "We're just exactly what you ordered." When she arrives on Ellis Island as a seventeen-year-old Irish immigrant, Rose Nolan is looking for a land of opportunities; what she finds is far from all she'd dreamed. Stubborn and tenacious, she refuses to give up. Left alone to fend for herself and her younger sister, Rose is thrust into a hard-knock life of tenements and factory work. When the devastating Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911 rushes into Rose's life, her confusions are brought to an all-too-painful head. To whom and to what can she turn when everything around her is in ashes? … More
  • Assassin
    Myers, Anna
    Assassin
    Myers, Anna
    eBook
    Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
    Published: November 1, 2012
    Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Historical Fiction
    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: Young Adult, 9-17, 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, 12-17, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Suspense/Thriller
    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: Children, 9-17, 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, 9-17, Fiction, 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
  • Battlesaurus : Rampage at Waterloo
    Battlesaurus
    Falkner, Brian
    Battlesaurus : Rampage at Waterloo
    Battlesaurus
    Falkner, Brian
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: July 14, 2015
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Fantasy
    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: Children, 9-17, 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
    Deutsch, Stacia, Cohon, Rhody
    Bell's Breakthrough
    Blast to the Past
    Deutsch, Stacia, Cohon, Rhody
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: December 31, 2013
    Categories: Children, 7-10, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Science 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
  • Belle's Song
    Grant, Katie M.
    Belle's Song
    Grant, Katie M.
    eBook
    Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
    Published: November 22, 2011
    Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Historical Fiction
    Master storyteller K. M. Grant brings the dramatic saga of young love and religious conflict to a satisfying end in the final book of the Perfect Fire trilogy. As winter falls upon the Occitan, Raimon must find a way to recover the Blue Flame from the hands of the evil White Wolf. But his plan could lead him back to the pyre-and he might not be so lucky to escape from it again. Meanwhile, Yolanda-unwillingly married to Sir Hugh des Arcis-is threatened by her husband's desire for a son. As Sir Hugh sets off on a mission to claim the Occitain for France, she makes her own journey through the blizzard to find Raimon, a journey that could end in disaster. As the flames rise one last time, Raimon and Yolanda's fates, like the fates of the Flame and the Occitan itself, hang by a smoky thread. … More
  • Benjamin West and His Cat Grimalkin
    Henry, Marguerite
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: March 11, 2014
    Categories: Children, 9-13, 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
  • 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, Literary Fiction, Historical 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
  • 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, Horror, 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
  • Blackthorn Key
    Blackthorn Key
    Sands, Kevin
    Blackthorn Key
    Blackthorn Key
    Sands, Kevin
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: September 1, 2015
    Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, 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, 12-17, Fiction, 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
  • 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: Children, 10-12, Fiction, 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: Children, 9-17, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Fantasy
    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
  • Bo at Ballard Creek
    Hill, Kirkpatrick
    Bo at Ballard Creek
    Hill, Kirkpatrick
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: June 18, 2013
    Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Historical Fiction
    It's the 1920s, and Bo was headed for an Alaska orphanage when she won the hearts of two tough gold miners who set out to raise her, enthusiastically helped by all the kind people of the nearby Eskimo village. Bo learns Eskimo along with English, helps in the cookshack, learns to polka, and rides along with Big Annie and her dog team. There's always some kind of excitement: Bo sees her first airplane, has a run-in with a bear, and meets a mysterious lost little boy. Here is an unforgettable story of a little girl growing up in the exhilarating time after the big Alaska gold rushes. … More
  • Bottle in the Gaza Sea
    Zenatti, Valerie
    Bottle in the Gaza Sea
    Zenatti, Valerie
    eBook
    Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
    Published: July 15, 2009
    Categories: Young Adult, 9-17, Fiction, Historical Fiction
    A seventeen-year-old from Jerusalem, Tal Levine comes from a family that always believed peace would come to the Middle East. She cried tears of joy when President Clinton and Yitzhak Rabin shook hands with Yasser Arafat in 1993-a moment of hope that would stay with her forever. But when a terrorist explosion kills a young woman at a café in Jerusalem, something changes for Tal. One day she writes a letter, puts it in a bottle, and sends it to Gaza-to the other side-beginning a correspondence with a young Palestinian man that will ultimately open their eyes to each other's lives and hearts.… 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
  • Breaking Stalin's Nose
    Yelchin, Eugene
    Breaking Stalin's Nose
    Yelchin, Eugene
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: September 27, 2011
    Categories: Young Adult, 9-13, 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
  • 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: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Fantasy
    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
  • Breathing Room
    Hayles, Marsha
    Breathing Room
    Hayles, Marsha
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: June 5, 2012
    Categories: Children, 9-17, 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
  • Burn Baby Burn
    Medina, Meg
    Burn Baby Burn
    Medina, Meg
    eBook
    Publisher: Candlewick Pr Inc
    Published: March 8, 2016
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Historical Fiction
    Nora Lopez is seventeen during the infamous New York summer of 1977, when the city is besieged by arson, a massive blackout, and a serial killer named Son of Sam who shoots young women on the streets. Nora's family life isn't going so well either: her bullying brother, Hector, is growing more threatening by the day, her mother is helpless and falling behind on the rent, and her father calls only on holidays. All Nora wants is to turn eighteen and be on her own. And while there is a cute new guy who started working with her at the deli, is dating even worth the risk when the killer likes picking off couples who stay out too late? Award-winning author Meg Medina transports us to a time when New York seemed balanced on a knife-edge, with tempers and temperatures running high, to share the story of a young woman who discovers that the greatest dangers are often closer than we like to admit — and the hardest to accept. … More
  • By Royal Command
    Hooper, Mary
    By Royal Command
    Hooper, Mary
    eBook
    Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
    Published: October 1, 2011
    Categories: Young Adult, 9-17, 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: Young Adult, 9-13, 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: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Short Stories
    A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.… More
  • Call It Courage
    Sperry, Armstrong
    Call It Courage
    Sperry, Armstrong
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: March 20, 2012
    Categories: Young Adult, 9-12, Fiction, Folklore, 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 O'nine Tails
    A Cat Royal Adventure
    Golding, Julia
    Cat O'nine Tails
    A Cat Royal Adventure
    Golding, Julia
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: September 29, 2009
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Fiction, Historical Fiction
    Cat is finally living a life of luxury--and so bored she's going out of her mind. But then she and her friends are kidnapped and forced to work on a ship bound for the New World. With a mystery to solve and survival at stake, Cat must use her wits to save herself and her friends. … More
  • Cate of the Lost Colony
    Klein, Lisa
    eBook
    Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
    Published: October 12, 2010
    Categories: Young Adult, 9-17, Fiction, Historical Fiction
    Lady Catherine is one of Queen Elizabeth's favorite court maidens--until her forbidden romance with Sir Walter Ralegh is discovered. In a bitter twist of irony, the jealous queen banishes Cate to Ralegh's colony of Roanoke, in the New World. Ralegh pledges to come for Cate, but as the months stretch out, Cate begins to doubt his promise and his love. Instead it is Manteo, a Croatoan Indian, whom the colonists--and Cate--increasingly turn to. Yet just as Cate's longings for England and Ralegh fade and she discovers a new love in Manteo, Ralegh will finally set sail for the New World. Seamlessly weaving together fact with fiction, Lisa Klein's newest historical drama is an engrossing tale of adventure and forbidden love--kindled by one of the most famous mysteries in American history: the fate of the settlers at Roanoke, who disappeared without a trace forty years before the Pilgrims would set foot in Plymouth. … More
  • Chains
    The Seeds of America Trilogy
    Anderson, Laurie Halse
    Chains
    The Seeds of America Trilogy
    Anderson, Laurie Halse
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: August 2, 2011
    Categories: Young Adult, 10-12, Fiction, Espionage, Historical Fiction
    If an entire nation could seek its freedom, why not a girl? As the Revolutionary War begins, thirteen-year-old Isabel wages her own fight...for freedom. Promised freedom upon the death of their owner, she and her sister, Ruth, in a cruel twist of fate become the property of a malicious New York City couple, the Locktons, who have no sympathy for the American Revolution and even less for Ruth and Isabel. When Isabel meets Curzon, a slave with ties to the Patriots, he encourages her to spy on her owners, who know details of British plans for invasion. She is reluctant at first, but when the unthinkable happens to Ruth, Isabel realizes her loyalty is available to the bidder who can provide her with freedom. From acclaimed author Laurie Halse Anderson comes this compelling, impeccably researched novel that shows the lengths we can go to cast off our chains, both physical and spiritual.… More
  • Chasing George Washington
    The Kennedy Center Presents: Capital Kids
    Kidd, Ronald, Kennedy Center
    Chasing George Washington
    The Kennedy Center Presents: Capital Kids
    Kidd, Ronald, Kennedy Center
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: September 8, 2009
    Categories: Children, 7-10, Fiction, Historical Fiction
    A Class Trip Turns into a Wild-Goose Chase! Dee, José, and Annie are touring the White House when they accidentally knock an old painting of George Washington off the wall - and the first president escapes! As they race to put him back, the three meet other famous people who lived in the White House. Chasing George Washington is based on a play produced by the Kennedy Center and the White House Historical Association, written by Karen Zacarías, Deborah Wicks La Puma, and the Young Playwrights Theater, and now touring nationally.… More
  • Cinnabar, the One O'clock Fox
    Henry, Marguerite
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: July 22, 2014
    Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Historical Fiction
    George Washington meets his match in a wily fox in this legendary hunting tale from Newbery Award–winning author Marguerite Henry, back in print by popular demand. Cinnabar is a fox. He lives in a den with his family, Vicky and four little cubs. He’s a hardworking fox who does everything he can to ensure that his family has what they need. But during fox hunting season, he likes to have a little fun: Every hunt day, promptly at one o’clock, Cinnabar shows up and runs until nightfall. Can the huntsmen ever catch this clever fox? Based on an old legend about fox hunting in the area around Mount Vernon, Cinnabar pits one very wily fox against George Washington himself—and the result is a wild chase for all! This beloved story from Newbery Award–winning author Marguerite Henry features the original text and illustrations with gorgeous new cover art.… More
  • City of Orphans
    Avi
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: September 6, 2011
    Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Mystery, Historical Fiction
    Struggling to outmaneuver the news-controlling gangs of 1893 New York, newsboy Maks Geless races to prove the innocence of his sister, Emma, when she is accused of stealing a watch from the brand new Waldorf Hotel where she works, an endeavor for which he teams up with a homeless girl and an eccentric lawyer.… More
  • Cracker! : The Best Dog in Vietnam
    Kadohata, Cynthia
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: June 20, 2008
    Categories: Young Adult, 10-14, Fiction, Historical Fiction
    Trained to sniff out bombs and traps, Cracker the German Shepherd is prepared for action in Vietnam, but when she is teamed up with Rick, a young man whose family doubts he can handle infantry life, the new soldier must find a way to build trust between the two so that they can do their jobs well and make it back alive. Reprint.… More
  • Crusade
    Wulf, Linda Press
    Crusade
    Wulf, Linda Press
    eBook
    Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc
    Published: January 4, 2011
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction
    Robert: Left on the steps of a church as a baby, Robert was often hungry but never stole food like the other orphans in town. Introverted and extraordinarily intelligent, he knew all the Latin prayers and hymns by heart by the time he was five years old. Georgette: Her own mother died in childbirth, leaving Georgette with a father who, seventeen at the time, had neither experience nor aptitude as a nurturing parent, and a brother known in town as Le Fuer - The Spitfire - for his terrible temper. Perhaps to replace something missing from their own lives, both Robert and Georgette are drawn to the news of a crusader, twelve or thirteen, no older than themselves, travelling down through France with thousands of followers - all, unbelievably, children too. Of those thousands, this is the incredible story of two. A story of hardship, loss and love.… More
  • Curious World of Calpurnia Tate
    Kelly, Jacqueline
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: July 7, 2015
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction
    Whether wrangling a rogue armadillo or stray dog, a guileless younger brother or standoffish cousin, Callie Vee and her escapades will have readers laughing and crying in this return to Fentress, Texas. Travis keeps bringing home strays. And Callie has her hands full keeping the animals—her brother included—away from her mother's critical eye. Will she succeed? … More
  • Dangerous Waters
    Mone, Gregory
    Dangerous Waters
    Mone, Gregory
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: March 13, 2012
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Historical Fiction
    A stowaway, a stolen book, a murderous villain: an adventure on the most famous shipwreck in history. The great ocean liner Titanic is preparing to cross the Atlantic. On board is a sinister thief bent on stealing a rare book that may be the key to unlocking infinite treasure, a wealthy academic traveling home to America with his rare book collection, and Patrick Waters, a twelve-year-old Irish boy who is certain that his job as a steward on the unsinkable ship will be the adventure of a lifetime. In Dangerous Waters, disguises, capers, and danger abound as the ship makes its way toward that fateful iceberg where Patrick will have to summon all his wits in order to survive.… More
  • Darkly Beating Heart
    Smith, Lindsay
    Darkly Beating Heart
    Smith, Lindsay
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: October 25, 2016
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Science Fiction, LGBTQ Fiction
    Sent to spend the summer with family members in Japan after a failed suicide attempt, young Reiko visits a historic village from the 19th-century Edo period and finds herself traveling back in time into the life of a young woman whose passionate determination for vengeance is triggered by a devastating secret. Simultaneous eBook.… More
  • Daughter of the Wind
    Cadnum, Michael
    Daughter of the Wind
    Cadnum, Michael
    eBook
    Publisher: Open Road Media
    Published: October 6, 2015
    Categories: Children, 12-14, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Adventure
    A young warrior sets out to rescue a Viking princess On the frosty coast of Scandinavia, the greatest warriors are the berserkers—men chosen by the god Odin to perform superhuman feats of strength, obliterating their enemies with the frenzied passion of a wild bear. More than anything, Gauk wishes to join their ranks. On a hunting trip in the blighted North, his best friend is slain by a bear, and Gauk is forced to kill the great animal. As he dons the pelt of his victim, Gauk fills with Odin’s spirit, and knows that he is on his way to becoming a legend.   When the most beautiful princess in a Norwegian village is kidnapped by a pack of bloodthirsty Danes, Gauk knows it is his destiny to rescue her—and neither ice nor ocean nor an enemy’s steel blade can keep a Viking from his destiny.… More
  • Dead End in Norvelt
    Norvelt Series
    Gantos, Jack
    Dead End in Norvelt
    Norvelt Series
    Gantos, Jack
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: September 13, 2011
    Categories: Children, 10-14, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Humorous Fiction
    Dead End in Norvelt is the winner of the 2012 Newbery Medal for the year's best contribution to children's literature and the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction!Melding the entirely true and the wildly fictional, Dead End in Norvelt is a novel about an incredible two months for a kid named Jack Gantos, whose plans for vacation excitement are shot down when he is "grounded for life" by his feuding parents, and whose nose spews bad blood at every little shock he gets. But plenty of excitement (and shocks) are coming Jack's way once his mom loans him out to help a fiesty old neighbor with a most unusual chore—typewriting obituaries filled with stories about the people who founded his utopian town. As one obituary leads to another, Jack is launced on a strange adventure involving molten wax, Eleanor Roosevelt, twisted promises, a homemade airplane, Girl Scout cookies, a man on a trike, a dancing plague, voices from the past, Hells Angels . . . and possibly murder. Endlessly surprising, this sly, sharp-edged narrative is the author at his very best, making readers laugh out loud at the most unexpected things in a dead-funny depiction of growing up in a slightly off-kilter place where the past is present, the present is confusing, and the future is completely up in the air.… More