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Dog Diaries #6: Sweetie

by Kate Klimo & Tim Jessell

George Washington’s transformation from farmer to Father of Our Country—as told by his dog Sweetlips!

 

Sweetie was the finest foxhound in George Washington’s kennel. But Sweetie’s idyllic days at Mount...


The Winter War: A Novel

by William Durbin

When the Soviet Union invades its tiny neighbor Finland in November 1939, Marko volunteers to help the war effort. Even though his leg was weakened by polio, he can ski well, and he becomes a messenger on the...


Incommunicado

by Randall Platt

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)...


Ken's War

by B. K. Fowler

As the conflict in Viet Nam escalates, army brat Ken and his hot-headed dad are suddenly deployed from Pennsylvania to a dinky post in Japan. Culture clash is just one of the many sucker punches that knocks...


Death Coming Up the Hill

by Chris Crowe

A strikingly innovative and powerful story. Death Coming Up the Hill portrays the momentous events of the year 1968—the escalating war in Vietnam, the explosive Democratic Convention in Chicago, the Martin...


Guns for General Washington: A Story of the American Revolution

by Seymour Reit

Seymour Reit re-creates the true story of Will Knox, a nineteen-year-old boy who undertook the daring and dangerous task of transporting 183 cannons from New York’s Fort Ticonderoga to Boston—in the dead...


EDGE: World War One Short Stories: Through Mud and Blood

by Tony Bradman

It is 1918. A British soldier, Bill Sparkes, is carrying an important message for American troops on the frontline.

Sparkes is soon caught up in the fighting when the Americans are attacked. With bullets flying...


EDGE: World War One Short Stories: Duel In The Sky

by Tony Bradman

A new German fighter ace is terrorising British planes over the trenches of France. It will take the bravery and sacrifice of a Britsh ace and the courage of a hero to bring him down.

This title is published...


EDGE: World War Two Short Stories: Run, Spy, Run!

by Craig Simpson

A British secret agent is photographing top secret German files when he is unexpectedly interrupted, and the alarm is raised. What follows is a desperate battle for survival as Jaques is pursued, hiding where...


EDGE: World War Two Short Stories: Bridge of Death

by Craig Simpson

It's D-Day, 6th June 1944. Ten minutes after midnight. A small British force is flying over Occupied France on what is virtually a suicide mission - they must capture a bridge before German forces guarding it...


Tree Girl

by Ben Mikaelsen

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

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...


Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes (Puffin Modern Classics)

by Eleanor Coerr & Ronald Himler

 “An extraordinary book, one no reader will fail to find compelling and unforgettable.” —Booklist, starred review

The star of her school’s running team, Sadako is lively and athletic…until the dizzy...


Stay Where You Are And Then Leave

by John Boyne & Oliver Jeffers

The day the First World War broke out, Alfie Summerfield's father promised he wouldn't go away to fight—but he broke that promise the following day. Four years later, Alfie doesn't know where his father might...


I Lived on Butterfly Hill

by Marjorie Agosin & Lee White

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...


Tsarina

by J. Nelle Patrick

"Romance, adventure, magic and history blend seamlessly into a story that is... historically sensitive and gloriously thrilling." --Kirkus, starred review

Natalya knows a secret. 

A magical Faberge egg glows...


The Rabbit Girl

by Mary Arrigan

What is the secret of Mallie's picture?

The mystery unfolds as evacuees Tony and Alice escape the terrors of London's Blitz for the Lake District, where they befriend a fascinating and fearless old lady. Many...


With Lee in Virginia

by G. A. Henty

The Civil War is seen through the eyes of a spirited Southern teenager who staunchly supports the rights of slaves but joins Lee's cavalry and fights for the Confederacy. 15 black-and-white illustrations.


Shooting the Moon

by Frances O'Roark Dowell

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...


Boys of Wartime: Will at the Battle of Gettysburg

by Laurie Calkhoven

The second exciting book in the series about boys swept up in the historical fight for freedom

Twelve-year-old Will wants to be a drummer in the Union army, but he's stuck far from the fighting in his sleepy...