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Sacagawea: American Pathfinder

by Flora Warren Seymour & Robert Doremus

Learn about the childhood of Sacagawea, one of the first female all-stars in American history—and honored in US currency on the dollar coin.

Sacagawea was a Lemhi Shoshone woman who accompanied the Lewis and...


Dog Diaries #5: Dash

by Kate Klimo & Tim Jessell

A dog's-eye view of the Mayflower voyage and the first Thanksgiving at Plymouth Colony!

English springer spaniel Dash and his furry friend Mercy--a mastiff--travel with their master, John Goodman, in search of...


The Little Jane Silver 2-Book Bundle: Little Jane Silver / Little Jane and the Nameless Isle

by Adira Rotstein

These two exciting books chronicle the adventures of brave, budding young pirate Little Jane, who is related to the great Long John Silver. Little Jane experiences plenty of excitement and danger of her own....


The Blue-Eyed Aborigine

by Rosemary Hayes

It is 1629, and there is mutiny in the air aboard the Dutch ship Batavia as she plies her way towards Java with her precious cargo. Jan, a cabin boy, and Wouter, a young soldier, find themselves caught up in...


Spice and the Devil's Cave

by Agnes Danforth Hewes & Lynd Ward

Magellan, da Gama, and other 15th-century explorers spring to life in this Newbery-honored tale of the race between Portugal and Venice to control the sea route to India. Illustrations by Lynd Ward.


The Adventures of Lewis and Clark

by John Bakeless

Action-packed account of perilous journey made by undaunted men who faced hostile Indians, prairie fires, floods, famine, sub-zero weather, and other perils to chart the vast unknown lands of the Louisiana Purchase....


Weedflower

by Cynthia Kadohata

Twelve-year-old Sumiko feels her life has been made up of two parts: before Pearl Harbor and after it. The good part and the bad part. Raised on a flower farm in California, Sumiko is used to being the only...


The Dragon's Pearl

by Devin Jordan & Jim Di Bartolo

When Niccolo Polo vanishes on an expedition to Asia and his family writes him off as dead, sixteen-year-old Marco knows that it’s up to him to rescue his father. He sets out on a dangerous journey—but it...


We Are Not Eaten by Yaks

by C. Alexander London

Eleven-year-old twins Oliver and Celia Navel could care less about adventure and they really do not like excitement. They’d rather be watching television. Unfortunately for them, their thrill-seeking parents...


Looking for Marco Polo

by Alan Armstrong & Tim Jessell

Newbery Honor–winning author Alan Armstrong’s latest book!

Eleven-year-old Mark's anthropologist father has disappeared in the Gobi desert while tracing Marco Polo’s ancient route from Venice to China....


Trouble on the Voyage

by Bob Barton

The Henrietta Maria has been trapped in the Hudson Strait for two months finally breaking free August 6, 1631 to search for a northwest passage. The crew knows it must leave Hudson Bay by early October to avoid...


Little Jane and the Nameless Isle: A Little Jane Silver Adventure

by Adira Rotstein

Little Jane Silver, the daughter of fearless pirate Long John Silver, is on a quest to the Nameless Isle -- a journey only her parents have survived. Will she rise to the task and save her parents' treasure...


Red River Rising

by B.J. Bayle

In 1813, Angus, a young Scot, and his family endure hardships as they attempt to start a new life in Canada. As they struggle to survive, they find themselves caught up in the rivalry between two fur-trading...


The History Mystery

by Ana María Machado

Sonia, Pedro and their classmates are baffled. Mysterious messages keep popping up on their computers, on their mobile phones, on websites they visit, even on a radio programme they listen to. It is a voice...


The Pioneers

by R. M. Ballantyne

"The Pioneers" is a historical children's novel by Scottish author R. M. Ballantyne, first published in 1872. Set in the American Old West, this exciting story of high adventure and daring-do is perfect for...


Lost

by John Wilson

Sam and Annabel are pleased when they are selected to take a cruise to the Arctic. And they are thrilled when they learn that the cruise will take them past a site connected to the most famous mystery in Arctic...


Raleigh's Page

by Alan Armstrong & Tim Jessell

ANDREW HAS grown up near the Plymouth docks hearing the sailors talk about America. Knowing that Andrew's heart is set on going to the new world, his father sends him up to London to serve as page in the house...


Voyages In Search of the North-West Passage

by Richard Hakluyt

Voyages In Search of the North-West Passage by Richard Hakluyt.

As preface to Richard Hakluyt’s records of the first endeavour of our bold Elizabethan mariners to find North-West Passage to the East, let me...


To the Edge of the World

by Michele Torrey

ORPHANED BY THE plague and penniless, Mateo must find his way in the world. By chance he is made a cabin boy on the celebrated voyage of Captain-General Ferdinand Magellan. The destination is secret, but the...


Under Drake’s Flag

by G. A. Henty

A story of the days when England and Spain struggled for the supremacy of the sea. An exciting account of life on the high seas as seen through the eyes of young Ned Hearne. The brave 16th-century teen sails...