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Tesla's Time Travelers

by Tim Black

American history teacher Nathan Greene looked at his bulletin board. How did Benedict Arnold become the second president of the United States? And who the heck was Shippen Jefferson? Where were John Adams and...


The Magical Travels of Abra the Elephant

by Liz Winstanley

Book Synopsis:

Abra is an ugly, wrinkled old elephant who recaptures his youth with the aid of a wise and powerful magic carpet named Khalid. With Khalid, Abra is able to journey all over the world, and even...


Heetunka's Harvest: A Tale of the Plains Indians

by Jennifer Berry Jones

This authentic Sioux Indian legend illustrates the disastrous consequences when greed destroys the balance between humans and nature.


Leaving Gee's Bend

by Irene Latham

Ludelphia Bennett may be blind in one eye, but she can still put in a good stitch. Ludelphia sews all the time, especially when things go wrong.

But when Mama goes into labor early and gets deathly ill, it seems...


Letters From Wolfie

by Patti Sherlock

Mark’s dog Wolfie is part malamute, part German shepherd, and all heart. Mark can hardly imagine life without his big, loving canine companion. But in 1969, the Vietnam War is still raging, and when Mark learns...


Ghost Hawk

by Susan Cooper

A friendship between a young Native American and a colonial New England settler endangers them both in this “simply unforgettable” (Booklist, starred review) adventure story from Newbery Medalist Susan Cooper....


Don't Talk to Me About the War

by David A. Adler

Thirteen-year-old Tommy Duncan just wants to root for the Brooklyn Dodgers and listen to his favorite radio programs. But it's 1940, and the world is about to change. All his friend Beth wants to discuss is...


VIII

by H. M. Castor & H. M. Castor

Destined for greatness...tormented by demons. Like Game of Thrones for teens, this “powerful look at a dark side of history” (Booklist) is the epic tale of Henry VIII’s transformation from a handsome,...


The Dragon Throne

Crusader Trilogy #3

by Michael Cadnum

Edmund and Herbert, newly made knights, return to England expecting to revel in the pleasure of being home. Instead, scheming Prince John has a new task for the weary Crusaders; they are to escort two young...


The Leopard Sword

Crusader Trilogy #2

by Michael Cadnum

Ragged and exhausted from fighting in the Crusades, Hubert, a knight's squire, and his fellow crusaders board a ship bound for England. But the return home is neither quick nor easy. Hubert must use his sword...


The Great Little Madison

by Jean Fritz

In the days before microphones and TV interviews, getting people to listen to you was not an easy task. But James Madison used his quiet eloquence, intelligence and passion for unified colonies to help shape...


Al Capone Shines My Shoes

by Gennifer Choldenko

Moose and the cons are about to get a lot closer in this much-anticipated sequel.

It?s 1935. Moose Flanagan lives on Alcatraz with his family, the other families of the guards, and a few hundred no-name hit...


The Book of the Lion

Crusader Trilogy #1

by Michael Cadnum

A National Book Award nominee!

Returning to the same era of his "In a Dark Wood", Cadnum's majestic novel--part mystery, part history--chronicles the pageantry and brutality of the Crusades under King Richard....


Parzival: The Quest of the Grail Knight

by Katherine Paterson

Acclaimed storyteller and Newbery medalist, National Book Awardwinner, and Laura Ingalls Wilder award recipient Katherine Paterson breathes new life into this classic tale of action, adventure, and romance....


Sought

by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Return to the world of The Missing with this e-only short story!

Thirteen-year-old Daniella McCarthy begins receiving a series of unusual phone calls right before her family moves from Michigan to Ohio. How is...


The Treasure of Savage Island

by Lenore Hart

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.


Ghost Messages

by Jacqueline Guest

Pursuing the thief who stole her father's treasure, a young Irish girl encounters some strange characters when she stows away on the ship that is laying the first transatlantic telegraph cable in 1865.


Hiroshima Dreams

by Kelly Easton

Lin can't explain the knowledge she has of the future, of what people will say or what will happen. It's a gift she shares with Obaasan, her grandmother, who has recently come from Japan to live with Lin's family....


Hearts of Stone

by Kathleen Ernst

When her father goes off to join the Yankee troops, fourteen-year-old Hannah fears her family will be torn apart by the Civil War. But nothing prepares her for her mother's sudden death. Hannah now finds herself...


Star in the Storm

by Joan Hiatt Harlow

All non-sheepherding dogs have been outlawed from the rocky coastal village where Maggie lives. Unwilling to give up her beloved Newfoundland, Sirius, Maggie defies the law and hides Sirius away.

But when a steamer...