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Incommunicado

by Randall Platt Sky Pony (November 04, 2014)

Just about everyone is incommunicado in the small, sleepy Oregon coastal town of Sea Park during winter. Until Pearl Harbor, that is, when it springs to patriotic life. But is Ruby Opal Pearl (a.k.a. Jewels)...


Tree Girl

by Ben Mikaelsen HarperCollins (March 29, 2011)

They call Gabriela Tree Girl. Gabi climbs trees to be within reach of the eagles and watch the sun rise into an empty sky. She is at home among the outstretched branches of the Guatemalan forests.

Then one...


So Far from the Bamboo Grove

by Yoko Kawashima Watkins HarperCollins (June 24, 2014)

In the final days of World War II, Koreans were determined to take back control of their country from the Japanese and end the suffering caused by the Japanese occupation. As an eleven-year-old girl living with...


I Lived on Butterfly Hill

by Marjorie Agosin & Lee White Atheneum Books for Young Readers (March 04, 2014)

An eleven-year-old’s world is upended by political turmoil in this “lyrically ambitious tale of exile and reunification” (Kirkus Reviews) from an award-winning poet, based on true events in Chile.

Celeste...


Shooting the Moon

by Frances O'Roark Dowell Atheneum Books for Young Readers (October 27, 2009)

JAMIE THINKS HER FATHER CAN DO ANYTHING....

UNTIL THE ONE TIME HE CAN DO NOTHING.

When twelve-year-old Jamie Dexter's brother joins the Army and is sent to Vietnam, Jamie is plum thrilled. She can't wait to...


A Troubled Peace

by L. M. Elliott Katherine Tegen Books (August 25, 2009)

March 1945

World War II may be ending, but for nineteen-year-old pilot Henry Forester the conflict still rages. Shot down behind enemy lines in France, Henry endured a dangerous trek to freedom, relying on the...


Different Days

by Vicki Berger Erwin Sky Pony (October 17, 2017)

Twelve-year-old Rosie is fiercely proud to be an American, and has a happy life with her family in their comfortable home in sunny Honolulu, Hawaii.

Then, on the morning of December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor is bombed...


The Last Cherry Blossom

by Kathleen Burkinshaw Sky Pony (August 02, 2016)

Following the seventieth anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, this is a new, very personal story to join Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes.

Yuriko was happy growing up in Hiroshima when it was just...


A Boy at War

by Harry Mazer Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (June 26, 2012)

They rowed hard, away from the battleships and the bombs. Water sprayed over them. The rowboat pitched one way and then the other. Then, before his eyes, the Arizona lifted up out of the water. That enormous...


Escape from Aleppo

by N. H. Senzai Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (January 02, 2018)

“Filled with kindness and hope, but also with the harsh realities of the horrors of war, this heartbreaking book is a necessary reminder of what many people live through every day.” —Booklist (starred...


The Art of Keeping Cool

by Janet Taylor Lisle Atheneum Books for Young Readers (May 16, 2017)

The War At Home

Fear permeates the Rhode Island coastal town where Robert, his mother, and sister are living out the war with his paternal grandparents: Fear of Nazi submarines offshore. Fear of Abel Hoffman,...


A Dog Like Daisy

by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb Katherine Tegen Books (June 13, 2017)

Max meets A Dog Called Homeless in this sweet and poignant middle grade novel told from the humorous, thoughtful perspective of a rescued pit bull as she trains to be a service dog for an injured veteran and...


The Lost Crown

by Sarah Miller Atheneum Books for Young Readers (June 14, 2011)

Olga, Tatiana, Maria, and Anastasia.  Like the fingers on a hand--first headstrong Olga; thenTatiana, the tallest; Maria the most hopeful for a ring; and Anastasia, the smallest. These are the daughters of...


Victory

by Susan Cooper Margaret K. McElderry Books (March 06, 2012)

A historic connection has the power to change the future in this classic, gripping novel from Newbery Medalist Susan Cooper.

Sam Robbins is a farm boy, kidnapped to serve on HMS Victory, the ship on which Lord...


The Guns of Tortuga

by Brad Strickland, Thomas E. Fuller & Dominick Saponaro Aladdin (June 17, 2008)

Safe Harbor?

Five months into their undercover search for the pirate Jack Steele, Captain Hunter and the Aurora head for the island of Tortuga to put in for repairs after a battle with a deadly Spanish ship....


Heart of Steele

by Brad Strickland & Thomas E. Fuller Aladdin (June 17, 2008)

The hunt is on!

It is 1688 and the Aurora is still sailing under cover, searching for the real pirate king, Jack Steele. Young Davy Shea is a full member of the crew now, helping his uncle in the ship's surgery...


Burying the Sun

by Gloria Whelan HarperCollins (October 06, 2009)

Too young for the army, one boy takes saving the city into his own hands. The Russian city of Leningrad is darkening with winter and war, and Georgi's family prepares for the worst. His sister, Marya, packs...


Ashes

by Laurie Halse Anderson Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books (October 04, 2016)

Return to the American Revolution in this blistering conclusion to the Seeds of America trilogy that began with the bestselling National Book Award Finalist Chains and continued with Forge, which Kirkus Reviews...


Four-Four-Two

by Dean Hughes Atheneum Books for Young Readers (November 08, 2016)

From the author of Soldier Boys and Search and Destroy comes an “immersive and inspirational” (Booklist, starred review) page-turner based on the little-known history of the Japanese Americans who fought...


The Fighting Ground

by Avi HarperCollins (March 08, 2016)

Scott O’Dell Award for Best Historical Fiction * ALA Notable Book * ALA Best Books for YA

Newbery Medal-winning author Avi tells the “compelling story of a young boy’s first encounter with war and how...


Abner & Me

by Dan Gutman HarperCollins (October 06, 2009)

Cannons are blasting!

Bullets are flying!

Wounded soldiers are everywhere!

Stosh has time-traveled to 1863, right into the middle of the Civil War. In possibly his most exciting and definitely his most dangerous...


The Impossible Journey

by Gloria Whelan HarperCollins (October 06, 2009)

One Russian night in 1934, Marya and Georgi's parents disappear. Despite high risks, Katya and Misha had spoken against the government. The children, alone and desperate, fear the worst. Will they ever see their...


Give Me Liberty

by L. M. Elliott Katherine Tegen Books (April 14, 2009)

An exciting novel for tweens that captures the dawn of the American Revolution.

Life is tough for thirteen-year-old Nathaniel Dunn, an indentured servant in colonial Virginia. Then in a twist of luck, he meets...


Annie, Between the States

by L. M. Elliott Katherine Tegen Books (March 31, 2009)

Annie's home and heart are divided by the Civil War.

Annie Sinclair's Virginia home is in the battle path of the Civil War. Her brothers, Laurence and Jamie, fight to defend the South, while Annie and her mother...


Search and Destroy

by Dean Hughes Atheneum Books for Young Readers (July 21, 2015)

RICK WARD WANTS TO GO TO WAR.

And he's not sure why. Maybe he's running from his dad and his crazy temper. Maybe he's running from his girl, who seems to think he's more of a joke than a man. Or maybe he's...


Soldier Boys

by Dean Hughes Atheneum Books for Young Readers (July 21, 2015)

Spencer Morgan And Dieter Hedrick, one American, one German, are both young and eager to get into action in the war. Dieter, a shining member of the Hitler Youth movement, has actually met the Führer himself...


Shadows on the Sea

by Joan Hiatt Harlow Margaret K. McElderry Books (May 11, 2010)

1942.

The U.S. is at war with Germany. Fourteen-year-old Jill Winter's mother is traveling to Newfoundland and must pass through the treacherous North Atlantic, where German submarines -- U-boats -- stalk like...


Cracker!: The Best Dog in Vietnam

by Cynthia Kadohata Atheneum Books for Young Readers (June 20, 2008)

CRACKER IS ONE OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY'S MOST VALUABLE WEAPONS:

a German shepherd trained to sniff out bombs, traps, and the enemy. The fate of entire platoons rests on her keen sense of smell. She's a Big...