Nancy Castaldo

Curses and Smoke: A Novel of Pompeii

By Vicky Alvear Shecter - Published 2014

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Vicky Alvear Shecter, the author of three nonfiction books and the well-received YA novel Cleopatra’s Moon, sets her new novel in the ...Read Review

The Golden Day

By Ursula Dubosarsky - Published 2013

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

While the Vietnam War rages in a distant land, eleven Australian school girls deal with their own struggles of friendship and mystery in ...Read Review

Sugar

By Jewell Parker Rhodes - Published 2013

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

At ten years old, Sugar doesn’t know any other life but the one she’s lived on the banks of the Mississippi ...Read Review

The Springsweet

By Saundra Mitchell - Published 2012

Genres:

Children/Young AdultWestern

“That I went a little mad, I could not deny.” Saundra Mitchell’s opening line of The Springsweet pulls in readers, even those ...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

The Glorious Adventures of the Sunshine Queen

By Geraldine McCaughrean - Published 2011

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

In this Junior Library Guild selection, Geraldine McCaughrean brings to life the showboats of the Missouri River. Twelve-year-old Cissy Sissney and her classmates ...Read Review

Lights on the Nile

By Donna Jo Napoli - Published 2011

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Lights on the Nile is the newest title in Donna Jo Napoli’s growing list of fairy tale retellings. Many of her previous ...Read Review

Dogtag Summer

By Elizabeth Partridge - Published 2011

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Elizabeth Partridge’s Dogtag Summer tells the moving story of Tracy, or Tuyet, a Vietnamese-American girl adopted by a Vietnam veteran and his ...Read Review

Deadly: How Do You Catch an Invisible Killer?

By Julie Chibbaro - Published 2011

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

How much do you know about Typhoid Mary? Like many of us, you may believe the myth that Mary went around in New ...Read Review

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