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Lights on the Nile by
Publication Date: 2011-09-20
Ten-year-old Kepi, a young girl in ancient Egypt, embarks on a journey to save her family when she is unexpectedly taken captive, along with the baby baboon she has rescued from a crocodile. An origin tale about fairies.
The Golden Goblet by
Publication Date: 1986-05-06
A young Egyptian boy struggles to reveal a hideous crime and reshape his own destiny.
The Thieves of Ostia by
Publication Date: 2002-05-01
In Rome in the year 79 A.D., a group of children from very different backgrounds work together to discover who beheaded a pet dog -- and why.
Ben and Me by
Publication Date: 1988-04-30
Benjamin Franklin's companion, Amos the mouse, recounts how he was responsible for Franklin's inventions and discoveries.
Johnny Tremain by
Publication Date: 1987-04-01
A young apprentice silversmith growing up in Boston during the Revolutionary War becomes involved with such patriots as Hancock, Otis, and Samuel Adams.
The Middle Ages & Renaissance
The End of Time by
Publication Date: 2010-06-15
As Crispin tries to fulfill Bear's dream of moving to Iceland, he must leave Troth behind at a convent that needs a healer but, after falling in with thieves posing as musicians, he makes a new friend, Owen, and together they continue the arduous journey.
A Single Shard by
Publication Date: 2001-04-23
Tree-ear, an orphan, lives under a bridge in Ch'ulp'o, a potters' village famed for delicate celadon ware. He has become fascinated with the potter's craft; he wants nothing more than to watch master potter Min at work, and he dreams of making a pot of his own someday. When Min takes Tree-ear on as his helper, Tree-ear is elated-until he finds obstacles in his path: the backbreaking labor of digging and hauling clay, Min's irascible temper, and his own ignorance. But Tree-ear is determined to prove himself-even if it means taking a long, solitary journey on foot to present Min's work in the hope of a royal commission-even if it means arriving at the royal court with nothing to show but a single celadon shard.
The Door in the Wall by
Publication Date: 1990-07-01
A crippled boy in fourteenth-century England proves his courage and earns recognition from the King.
Catherine, Called Birdy by
Publication Date: 1994-05-23
The thirteen-year-old daughter of an English country knight keeps a journal in which she records the events of her life, particularly her longing for adventures beyond the usual role of women and her efforts to avoid being married off.
Shakespeare Stealer by
Publication Date: 1998-05-01
A young orphan boy is ordered by his master to infiltrate Shakespeare's acting troupe in order to steal the script of "Hamlet," but he discovers instead the meaning of friendship and loyalty.
17th & 18th Centuries
The Sacrifice by
Publication Date: 2005-09-06
Two sisters, aged ten and twelve, are accused of witchcraft in Andover, Massachusetts, in 1692 and await trial in a miserable prison while their mother desperately searches for some way to obtain their freedom.
Blood on the River by
Publication Date: 2006-05-04
Traveling to the New World in 1606 as the page to Captain John Smith, twelve-year-old orphan Samuel Collier settles in the new colony of James Town, where he must quickly learn to distinguish between friend and foe.
The Witch of Blackbird Pond by
Publication Date: 1978-05-15
Kit Tyler must leave behind shimmering Caribbean islands to join the stern Puritan community of her relatives. She soon feels caged, until she meets the old woman known as the Witch of Blackbird Pond. But when their friendship is discovered, Kit herself is accused of witchcraft!
Heart of a Samurai by
Publication Date: 2012-02-01
In 1841, rescued by an American whaler after a terrible shipwreck leaves him and his four companions castaways on a remote island, fourteen-year-old Manjiro, who dreams of becoming a samurai, learns new laws and customs as he becomes the first Japanese person to set foot in the United States.
Rifles for Watie by
Publication Date: 1991-03-28
The story of Jeff Bussey, a farm boy living in 1861, who joins the Union army and goes on an important mission to discover how Stand Watie and his Confederate Cherokee Rebels are receiving repeating rifles from northern manufacturers.
Ben's Revolution by
Publication Date: 2017-05-23
Twelve-year-old Benjamin Russell of Boston experiences the Revolutionary War from the Boston Tea Party of 1773 through the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Includes historical note.
Across Five Aprils by
Publication Date: 1986-11-15
Each succeeding spring brings a young Illinois boy closer to manhood as he faces the harsh realities of the American Civil War.
The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by
Publication Date: 2011-01-01
Twelve-year-old Homer, a poor but clever orphan, has extraordinary adventures after running away from his evil uncle to rescue his brother, who has been sold into service in the Civil War.