Atheneum

A Whale in Paris

By Claire Polders - By Daniel Presley - Published 2018

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

It’s 1944, and Chantal Duprey lives in German-occupied Paris along the Seine. Her father, a fishmonger named Henri, has not had any luck ...Read Review

Ashes: Seeds of America

By Laurie Halse Anderson - Published 2016

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

This story, third in the Seeds of America series, picks up in June 1781 with escaped slaves Isabel and Curzon in South Carolina. It ...Read Review

Four-four-two

By Dean Hughes - Published 2016

Genres:

Children/Young AdultMilitary

The title of Dean Hughes’s latest YA novel about World War II refers to the US 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Fighting the ...Read Review

The Year We Sailed the Sun

By Theresa Nelson - Published 2015

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

In The Year We Sailed the Sun, Theresa Nelson tells the story of Julia Delaney, an orphaned girl who has spent her earliest ...Read Review

The Boy on the Wooden Box

By Elisabeth B. Leyson - By Leon Leyson - By Marilyn J. Harran - Published 2013

Genres:

Nonfiction

This inspiring memoir is a perfect way to introduce young children to Holocaust literature. Leon Leyson was born Leib Lejzon in a rural ...Read Review

The Lost Crown

By Sarah Miller - Published 2011

Genres:

Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult

Sarah Miller’s well-researched novel The Lost Crown gives beautiful, honest voices to the teen daughters of Tsar Nicholas II in the years ...Read Review

The Crossing

By Donna Jo Napoli - By Jim Madsen (illus.) - Published 2011

Genres:

Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult

This is a wonderful selection to add to a collection of American history picture books. Donna Jo Napoli’s writing, whether it be ...Read Review

A Tangle of Magicks

By Stephanie Burgis - Published 2011Published 2012

Genres:

Children/Young AdultFantasy

  Bath, 1803. Twelve-year-old Kat Stephenson has inherited a talent for magic from her mother. It’s dangerous stuff and, several times, Kat’s ...Read Review

A Most Improper Magick

By Stephanie Burgis - Published 2010Published 2011

Genres:

Children/Young AdultFantasyRomance

In 1803 England, mischievous twelve-year-old Kat must deal with her stern stepmother and disapproving elder sisters who constantly criticize her inquisitiveness and recklessness. Threatened ...Read Review

Forge

By Laurie Halse Anderson - Published 2010

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

(1) 1777. America is fighting for independence from Britain. Curzon, a slave, has managed to escape from his British master and is on the run. ...Read Review