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Revolver

by Marcus Sedgwick

A LOADED GUN. STOLEN GOLD. And a menacing stranger. A taut frontier survivor story, set at the time of the Alaska gold rush.

In an isolated cabin, fourteen-year-old Sig is alone with a corpse: his father, who...


My Louisiana Sky

by Kimberly Willis Holt

Tiger Ann Parker wants nothing more than to get out of the rural town of Saitter, Louisiana--far away from her mentally disabled mother, her "slow" father who can't read an electric bill, and her classmates...


The Eyes of the Amaryllis

by Natalie Babbitt

When the brig Amaryllis was swallowed in a hurricane, the captain and all the crew were swallowed, too. For thirty years the captain’s widow, Geneva Reade, has waited, certain that her husband will send her...


The Apprenticeship of Lucas Whitaker

by Cynthia DeFelice

A Matter of Life or Death

It's 1849, and twelve-year-old, Lucas Whitaker is all alone after his whole family dies of a disease called consumption which has swept through the community. Lucas is grief-stricken...


My Life with the Lincolns

by Gayle Brandeis

My dad used to be Abraham Lincoln. When I was six and learning to read, I saw his initials were A. B. E., Albert Baruch Edelman. ABE. That's when I knew.

Mina Edelman believes that she and her family are the...


The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate

by Jacqueline Kelly

Calpurnia Virginia Tate is eleven years old in 1899 when she wonders why the yellow grasshoppers in her Texas backyard are so much bigger than the green ones.With a little help from her notoriously cantankerous...


Finding My Place

by Traci L. Jones

DOES FITTING IN HAVE TO MEAN SELLING OUT? In October 1975, while most teens are worried about their Happy Days Halloween costumes,

Tiphanie Jayne Baker has bigger problems. Her parents have just decided to uproot...


Blessing's Bead

by Debby Dahl Edwardson

Nutaaq and her older sister, Aaluk, are on a great journey, sailing from a small island off the coast of Alaska to the annual trade fair. There, a handsome young Siberian wearing a string of cobalt blue beads...


Soldier's Secret

by Sheila Solomon Klass

In the 1700s, women’s responsibilities were primarily child rearing and household duties. But Deborah Sampson wanted more from life. She wanted to read, to travel—and to fight for her country’s independence....


Calvert the Raven in the Battle of Baltimore: Flying Through History

by Jonathon Scott Fuqua

You think history is boring? Baltimore kid Daniel does-until a chance encounter with a magical talking raven named Calvert sends him flying back to 1814, where he finds his home city under siege by a British...


To Spoil the Sun

by Joyce Rockwood

A classic about the devastation of smallpox is back in hardcover after many years

"'You cannot imagine what it [smallpox] is like. It falls on everyone and soon there is no one who can stand. It is like a fire...


A Mystery for Thoreau

by Kin Platt & Christopher J. Platt

Sixteen-year-old Oliver Puckle, news gatherer for the Concord Freeman in the summer of 1846, has his work cut out for him when word arrives of a gruesome murder at Walden Pond. It seems the only citizen who...


Underground

by Jean Ferris

In 1839, visitors from miles around come to Kentucky to tour Mammoth Cave. But sixteen-year-old Charlotte, the maid at Mammoth Cave Hotel, doesn't understand its appeal. As a slave, she is already trapped, and...


Phoebe's Revolt

by Natalie Babbitt

"Phoebe Euphemia Brandon Brown hated the bows, frills, ruffles, sashes, and curls that were the fashion in 1904...The story of Phoebe's one-woman revolution and its outcome is sure to strike a spark in other...


Guerrilla Season

by Pat Hughes

The Civil War in Missouri

In 1863, at fifteen, Matt Howard is old enough to join the Southern guerrillas and help protect Missouri from Union forces. But Matt would rather farm than fight – tending his beloved...


The Adventures of Jack and Billy Joe

by A. Jeff Tisdale

Welcome to South Mississippi in post World War II. In spite of the war, it is still a wholesome time when most citizens try to do right by their neighbors. Jack and Billy Joe are two boys who have little money....


Summer's End

by Audrey Couloumbis

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


Secrets In The Sky: Lone Star Heroines

by Melinda Rice

It's 1943 and the world is at war, but 12-year-old Bethany Parker is stuck at home in Sweetwater, Texas. When the Women Air Force Service Pilots come to town, she is thrilled. They are glamorous and daring -...


The Broken Lands

by Kate Milford & Andrea Offermann

A fast-paced and richly textured historical fantasy, this prequel to The Boneshaker centers around the seedy underworld of Coney Island, the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, and the two orphans who are determined...


Sarah Bishop

by Scott O'Dell

Left alone after the deaths of her father and brother, who take opposite sides in the War of Independence, Sarah Bishop flees from the British who seek to arrest her and struggles to shape a new life for herself...