Nancy Castaldo

Zora and Me

By T.R. Simon - By Victoria Bond - Published 2010


Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult

Zora Neale Hurston was one of the most important African American writers in our literary history. She was an integral part of the ...Read Review


By Hope Larson - Published 2010


Children/Young AdultFantasyTime-slip

Hope Larson is already a veteran at producing graphic novels. Her 2008 title, Chiggers, won the Eisner Award for Special Recognition. In this book, ...Read Review

Impatient with Desire

By Gabrielle Burton - Published 2010


Biographical Fiction

It is hard to visit the Sierra Nevada Mountains and not think of the historic Donner Party. As your car climbs those twisted ...Read Review

The Story of Cirrus Flux

By Matthew Skelton -


AdventureChildren/Young Adult

Britain’s Age of Enlightenment is an intriguing period of history to explore. It’s rich in scientific discovery, philosophical debate, and a ...Read Review

The Pale Assassin

By Patricia Elliott - Published 2009


Children/Young Adult

Eugenie de Boncoeur is a typical 14-year-old aristocrat in France during its Revolution: unaware and frivolous. Although her portrayal is historically accurate, modern ...Read Review

The Entomological Tales of Augustus T. Percival: Petronella Saves Nearly Everyone

By Dene Low - Published 2009


AdventureChildren/Young AdultMystery/Crime

Dene Low, the pen name for author Laura Card, has created a wonderful tale of Victorian fantasy in this first novel. The Entomological ...Read Review

Secrets of Greymoor

By Clara Gillow Clark - Published 2009


Children/Young AdultMystery/Crime

Secrets of Greymoor is Clara Gillow Clark’s third book about inquisitive Hattie Belle Basket. In this book 11-year-old tomboy Hattie is still ...Read Review

The Smile

By Donna Jo Napoli - Published 2008


Children/Young Adult

The Smile is the next title in Donna Jo Napoli’s growing list of young adult novels. Many of her previous retellings offered ...Read Review

The Darkness Under The Water

By Beth Kanell - Published 2008


Children/Young Adult

Beth Kanell has crafted a multi-textured novel dealing with self-discovery, Vermont history, and the Abenaki people. It is the story of Molly Ballou, ...Read Review

Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out

By National Children’s Book and Literacy Alliance - Published 2008


Children/Young AdultNonfiction

Created by 108 renowned authors and illustrators and the National Children’s Book and Literacy Alliance, Our White House: Looking In Looking Out is ...Read Review