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Rebel Spy

by Veronica Rossi & Jennifer Jill Araya Blackstone Publishing (September 22, 2020)

A reimagining of the story behind Agent 355?a New York society girl and spy for George Washington during the Revolutionary War?perfect for fans of Tatiana de Rosnay?s Sarah?s Key and the novels of Julie Berry....


I Pledge Allegiance

by Chris Lynch & Joe Hempel Blackstone Publishing (September 08, 2020)

Four best friends. Four ways to serve their country.

Morris, Rudi, Ivan, and Beck are best friends for life. So when one of the teens is drafted into the Vietnam War, the others sign up, too. Although they each...


Mulan: Before the Sword

by Grace Lin & Emily Woo Zeller Disney (July 21, 2020)

Family is important to Hua Mulan?even if her parents don?t understand why she would rather ride her horse, Black Wind, than weave, or how her notorious clumsiness can be so different from the graceful demeanor...


Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales

by Forest Whitaker, Others, Scarlett Johansson & Nelson Mandela et al. Hachette Book Group (September 01, 2010)

Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales is a landmark work that gathers in one volume many of Africa's most cherished folktales. Mandela, a Nobel Laureate for Peace, has selected these thirty-two tales with...


Root Magic

by Eden Royce & Imani Parks Walden Pond Press (January 05, 2021)

?A poignant, necessary entry into the children?s literary canon, Root Magic brings to life the history and culture of Gullah people while highlighting the timeless plight of Black Americans. Add in a fun, magical...


Ghost Boys

by Jewell Parker Rhodes & Miles Harvey Hachette Book Group (April 17, 2018)

A heartbreaking and powerful story about a black boy killed by a police officer, drawing connections through history, from award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes.

Only the living can make the world better....


The Detective’s Assistant

by Kate Hannigan & Christine Lakin Hachette Book Group (April 07, 2015)

The incredible tale of America's first ever female detective and her spirited niece!

Eleven-year-old Nell Warne arrives on her aunt's doorstep lugging a heavy sack of sorrows. If her Aunt Kate rejects her, it's...


The Midnight Palace

by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Jonathan Davis & Lucia Graves Hachette Book Group (May 01, 2011)

Set in Calcutta in the 1930s, The Midnight Palace begins on a dark night when an English lieutenant fights to save newborn twins Ben and Sheere from an unthinkable threat. Despite monsoon-force rains and terrible...


Prophecy of the Sisters

by Michelle Zink & Eliza Dushku Hachette Book Group (November 01, 2009)

An ancient prophecy divides two sisters?one good, one evil. Who will prevail?

Sixteen-year-old Lia Milthorpe has just recently lost her father, leaving her parentless. But when a strange mark appears on her...


Great Escapes #4: Survival in the Wilderness

by Steven Otfinoski & Gary Tiedemann HarperCollins (December 01, 2020)

Are you ready for some of the most exciting, death-defying escape stories ever told? The fourth installment in the Great Escapes series is here?perfect for fans of the I Survived series!

December 13, 1920. It...


A Perilous Journey of Danger and Mayhem #3: The Final Gambit

by Christopher Healy & Tara Sands Walden Pond Press (December 01, 2020)

The thrilling conclusion to Christopher Healy's funny, action-packed, acclaimed alt-history adventure!

It is 1884, and Molly and Cassandra Pepper, Emmett Lee, and Emmett?s long-lost father are sailing back to...


Great Escapes #3: Civil War Breakout

by W. N. Brown & Adam Verner HarperCollins (July 07, 2020)

Are you ready for some of the most exciting, death-defying escape stories ever told? The third installment in the unputdownable Great Escapes series is here?perfect for fans of the I Survived series!

Civil War,...


A Ceiling Made of Eggshells

by Gail Carson Levine & Carlotta Brentan Quill Tree Books (May 12, 2020)

In A Ceiling Made of Eggshells, Newbery Honor-winning author Gail Carson Levine tells a moving and ambitious story set during the expulsion of Jews from Spain, about a young Jewish girl full of heart who must...


Throwback: The Chaos Loop

by Peter Lerangis & James Fouhey HarperCollins (May 05, 2020)

Peter Lerangis, the New York Times bestselling author of the Seven Wonders and Max Tilt series, returns with the second installment of his electrifying trilogy about a boy who discovers that he alone can alter...


We Dream of Space

by Erin Entrada Kelly & Ramón de Ocampo Greenwillow Books (May 05, 2020)

?A captivating story about family?s enduring bonds.? ?Publishers Weekly (starred review)

?Another wondrous title from a remarkably talented author.? ?Booklist (starred review)

?A 10 out of 10. Anyone interested...


Da Vinci's Tiger

by L. M. Elliott & Elizabeth Wiley Katherine Tegen Books (November 10, 2015)

For fans of rich and vivid historical novels like Girl with a Pearl Earring and Code Name Verity, Laura Malone Elliott delivers the stunning tale of real-life Renaissance woman Ginevra de' Benci, the inspiration...


A Madness So Discreet

by Mindy McGinnis & Brittany Pressley Katherine Tegen Books (October 06, 2015)

Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Mystery

Mindy McGinnis, the acclaimed author of Not a Drop to Drink and In a Handful of Dust, combines murder, madness, and mystery in a beautifully twisted gothic historical...


The Copernicus Archives #2: Becca and the Prisoner's Cross

by Tony Abbott & Arielle DeLisle Katherine Tegen Books (June 16, 2015)

Travel deeper into the mysterious world of the Copernicus Legacy with the Copernicus Archives: exciting, fast-paced novellas that get you close to the characters and the heart of the adventure.

The Copernicus...


Small Wolf

by Nathaniel Benchley & uncredited HarperCollins (August 26, 2008)

When Small Wolf encounters settlers on the Island of Hills, now known as Manhattan, he learns that their ideas about owning land are much different from his. As timely as when it was first published in 1972,...


The Snow Goose

by Paul Gallico & Ralph Cosham Blackstone Publishing (January 02, 2014)

On the desolate Essex marshes, a young girl named Fritha arrives at a remote lighthouse seeking help from its lonely inhabitant: PhilipRhayader, a crippled artist who has established a bird sanctuary on his...


Indian Captive

by Lois Lenski & Tavia Gilbert Blackstone Publishing (December 01, 2013)

Twelve-year-old Mary Jemison took for granted her peaceful days on herfamily's farm in eastern Pennsylvania. But on a spring day in 1758,something happened that changed her life forever.

When a band of warriors...


The Fifth of March

by Ann Rinaldi & Melissa Hughes Blackstone Publishing (December 01, 2011)

Fourteen-year-old Rachel Marsh is nanny to John and Abigail Adams' children and witnesses firsthand how tension builds in the feisty New England town in the two years before it erupts into the Boston Massacre....


The Bloody Country

The Worst of Times

Blood on the River

by Elisa Carbone & Bryan Kennedy Blackstone Publishing (September 01, 2010)

Twelve-year-old Samuel Collier narrates his experiences from a street person and orphan in London with a limited future to becoming Captain John Smith's page heading to the New World. He describes the turbulent...


Young Joan

by Barbara Dana & Susan O’Malley Blackstone Publishing (November 14, 2008)

"My life came in two pieces of time. There was the time before I heard the voice, and then there was the time after."

Before she became the legendary Joan of Arc, the child Joan lived the simple life of a farm...


For the Temple

by G. A. Henty & William Sutherland Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

Young people across America are rediscovering G. A. Henty, the nineteenth-century literary genius whose historical adventures inspire boys toward honesty, courage, and duty. Writing from a Christian perspective,...


Elsie's Holidays at Roselands

by Martha Finley & Marguerite Gavin Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

Eight-year-old Elsie Dinsmore is enjoying a blissful Christmas holiday season with her family when a crisis arises that threatens to change her life as she knows it. Her father has made a request of her that...


Elsie Dinsmore

by Martha Finley & Anna Fields Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

Elsie Dinsmore is an endearing eight-year-old girl with several bewildering problems. She has never known her mother, who died when Elsie was a baby, and she longs for a close, loving relationship with her father....


Patriotic American Stories

by Various Authors & John Lescault Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

This recording presents a series of patriotic selections of unquestioned literary merit. The stories have been chosen with special regard to their effectiveness as avenues through which young people may experience...


Elsie's Motherhood

by Martha Finley & Marguerite Gavin Blackstone Publishing (August 07, 2008)

In a frightening incident, Elsie’s husband, Edward Travilla, narrowly survives an accidental shooting when friends tease son Edward, Jr., into firing a loaded pistol. The shot grazes Edward’s head, and he...


The Shining Company

by Rosemary Sutcliff & Johanna Ward Blackstone Publishing (September 30, 2008)

A white stag and a dagger transform the life of Prosper, a Welsh chieftan’s son. With Conn, his bodyservant, he leaves his isolated valley and joins the war band of King Mynyddog the Golden as a shieldbearer....


Edwin and the Climbing Boys

by Benita Cullingford & Sharon Hoyland Spoken Realms (November 12, 2019)

"Will you tell me a story?" little Pete whispered.

Edwin gazed across the rooftops. "Once upon a time," he began, "in a faraway land, there dwelt an English man. He lived with his wife in a big house called an...


The Corn Raid

Daniel's Story

by Carol Matas & Daniel Carpenter-Gold Blackstone Publishing (November 01, 2011)

Daniel barely remembers leading a normal life before the Nazis came to power in 1933. He can still picture once being happy and safe, but memories of those days are fading as he and his family face the dangers...


Iron Thunder

by Avi & Tyler Greenlaw Blackstone Publishing (October 01, 2010)

Afterhis father is killed fighting for the Union, thirteen-year-old Tom Carrolltakes a job at a Brooklyn ironworks to support his family. He quickly learnsthat they are building an ironclad "unsinkable" ship...


In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson

by Bette Bao Lord & Melissa Hughes Blackstone Publishing (April 30, 2010)

In1947, the Year of the Boar, Sixth Cousin, also known as Bandit, leaves Chinawith her parents for a new beginning in America. Proud of the American namethat she chose herself, Shirley Temple Wong is optimistic...


The Birchbark House

by Louise Erdrich & Nicolle Littrell Blackstone Publishing (December 01, 2011)

Omakayas and her family live on the land her people call the Island of the Golden-Breasted Woodpecker. Although the "chimookoman," white people, encroach more and more on their land, life continues much as it...


Uncle Ben's Whale

by Walter D. Edmonds & Mark Turetsky Blackstone Publishing (September 01, 2015)

In this classic short story, Newbery Medal-winning author Walter D. Edmonds tells the story of Uncle Ben, who, free of his domineering wife for a spell, finds a whale in the bay while out with his friend Henry....


Wilderness Clearing

by Walter D. Edmonds & Mark Turetsky Blackstone Publishing (September 01, 2015)

Clumsy, diffident Dick Mount and clever Maggie Gordon live in isolated clearings in New York's Mohawk Valley. Both just sixteen, they are young and inexperienced--and unprepared for the tragedies that will befall...


The Matchlock Gun

by Walter D. Edmonds & Mark Turetsky Blackstone Publishing (September 01, 2015)

In 1756, New York State was still a British colony, and the French and the Indians were constant threats to young Edward and his family. When his father was called away to watch for a raid from the north, only...


Cadmus Henry

by Walter D. Edmonds & Mark Turetsky Blackstone Publishing (September 01, 2015)

Cadmus Henry, mounted on one of the finest mares in Virginia and perfectly turned out from head to toe, dreams of charging intrepidly into battle under the orders of General Lee himself. Unfortunately, young...


Tom Whipple

by Walter D. Edmonds & Mark Turetsky Blackstone Publishing (September 01, 2015)

This tale from Newbery Medal-winning author Walter D. Edmonds is based on a story found in Lydia Maria Child's Letters from New York.

An adventuresome youth determined to travel the world, Tom Whipple leaves...


Two Logs Crossing

by Walter D. Edmonds & Mark Turetsky Blackstone Publishing (September 01, 2015)

An absorbing, deeply moving adventure story from the Newbery Medal-winning author of The Matchlock Gun

When John Haskell's father dies, he leaves behind a mountain of debt for his family to overcome. John had...


With Every Drop of Blood

by James Lincoln Collier, Christopher Collier & Alston Brown Blackstone Publishing (December 01, 2012)

A vivid portrayal of the Civil War. Johnny, fourteen, convinces his mother to let him join a wagon train carrying food to Confederate soldiers. He has been brought up to believe that all blacks are stupid; thus,...


War Comes to Willy Freeman

by James Lincoln Collier, Christopher Collier & Sean Crisden Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2013)

Willy Freeman's life changes forever when she witnesses her father's death at the hands of the Redcoats and returns home to find that the British have taken her mother as a prisoner to New York City. Willy,...


Bull Run

by Paul Fleischman & various narrators Blackstone Publishing (October 01, 2011)

Sixteen voices--not the heroes, not those who would become eulogized in history books and synonymous with the glory of war. No, these are the voices of the common soldiers and their leaders, their families,...


Across Five Aprils

by Irene Hunt & Terry Bregy Blackstone Publishing (December 01, 2011)

Author Irene Hunt, who won the Newbery Medal for her novel Up a Road Slowly, went to live at her grandfather's farm in Illinois after her father's death in 1914. Her grandfather's stories of his boyhood during...


The Art of Keeping Cool

by Janet Taylor Lisle & Charles Carroll Blackstone Publishing (October 01, 2012)

It's World War II, and fear permeates the Rhode Islandcoastal town where Robert, his mother, and sister are living out the war withhis paternal grandparents. It is fear of Nazi submarines offshore; fear ofAbel...


Stealing Freedom

by Elisa Carbone & Robin Miles Blackstone Publishing (February 01, 2012)

Inspired bya true story, this is the riveting novel of a young slave girl's harrowingescape to freedom on the Underground Railroad.

The momentAnn Maria Weems was born, her freedom was stolen from her. Like her...