Genre: MG Historical

Resistance by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Resistance by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Chaya Lindner is a teenager living in Nazi-occupied Poland. Simply being Jewish places her in danger of being killed or sent to the camps. After her little sister is taken away, her younger brother disappears, and her parents all but give up hope, Chaya is determined to make a difference. Using forged papers and her fair features, Chaya becomes a courier and travels between the […]

August 28, 2018 / 0 Comments
Raccoons and Rabbit Holes by Loralee Evans

Raccoons and Rabbit Holes by Loralee Evans

What do raccoons and rabbit holes have in common with Harriet Tubman? Jax, Julie, and Ani wouldn’t have thought much at all, until the three kids go exploring near an old house in the woods that local legends say is haunted. The kids don’t believe in ghosts, and don’t expect to find anything scary. But when they meet a raccoon that’s acting a little weird, […]

July 26, 2018 / 0 Comments
Wrath of the Storm by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Wrath of the Storm by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Trouble has a way of seeking out Nicolas Calva, and it’s not likely to leave him alone any time soon. With Caesar’s magic bulla, the Malice of Mars, and the possibility of a Jupiter Stone in play, all the powers of Rome are circling Nic. He’ll have to maneuver his way through scheming government officials and reawakened magical beasts to save the Empire. Can he […]

January 31, 2017 / 0 Comments
Cinnamon Moon by Tess Hilmo

Cinnamon Moon by Tess Hilmo

On the same day as the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, 250 miles away in Peshtigo, Wisconsin, there was an even more devastating fire. Twelve-year-old Ailis and her younger brother, Quinn, survive, but their family does not. Ailis and Quinn are taken by a family acquaintance to live in a boarding house in Chicago, where they meet six-year-old Nettie, an orphan displaced by Chicago’s fire. […]

October 19, 2016 / 0 Comments
Rise of the Wolf by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Rise of the Wolf by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Nic may have escaped enslavement in the mines outside of Rome, but his troubles are far from over. The Praetor War—the battle to destroy Rome from within—is in full force, and Nic is caught in the crossfire. The secretive Praetors are determined to unlock a powerful amulet—one sure to bring the empire to its knees. Worse, the Praetors believe Nic holds the key to finding […]

January 26, 2016 / 1 Comment
The Picking Bag by Debbra Beecher Nance

The Picking Bag by Debbra Beecher Nance

Thirteen-year old Ammon Blakeslee is angry at everyone—his sick mother, his nosy grandmother, his absent father, even God. When tragedy strikes, first in Ammon’s home and then in the Mormon community where he lives, Ammon makes a choice that will plunge him westward into the cold winter landscape, alone. Will he ever see his family again? How will he survive?

January 25, 2016 / 0 Comments
A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen

A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen

With the rise of the Berlin Wall, twelve-year-old Gerta finds her family suddenly divided. She, her mother, and her brother Fritz live on the eastern side, controlled by the Soviets. Her father and middle brother, who had gone west in search of work, cannot return home. Gerta knows it is dangerous to watch the wall, to think forbidden thoughts of freedom, yet she can’t help […]

August 25, 2015 / 0 Comments
Callahan Crossroads by Anola Pickett

Callahan Crossroads by Anola Pickett

Grown-ups said us kids could help our country win. Eat more corn. Give up sugar. Buy Thrift stamps. Collect prune pits. After a whole year doing this sissy stuff, we still hadn’t won. I wasn’t old enough to enlist, but this summer I’d do something dangerous. Something tough and brave. —George Callahan Twelve-year-old George’s family won’t take him seriously. He’s ready to fight like a […]

July 17, 2015 / 0 Comments
The Sound of Life and Everything by Krista Van Dolzer

The Sound of Life and Everything by Krista Van Dolzer

Twelve-year-old Ella Mae Higbee is a sensible girl. She eats her vegetables and wants to be just like Sergeant Friday, her favorite character on Dragnet. So when her auntie Mildred starts spouting nonsense about a scientist who can bring her cousin back to life from blood on his dog tags, Ella Mae is skeptical—until he steps out of a bio-pod right before her eyes. But […]

May 13, 2015 / 0 Comments
Chimmeken Crossing the Delaware by D. Lee Jortner

Chimmeken Crossing the Delaware by D. Lee Jortner

Folklore and history intermix in a tale of George Washington’s forces in the historic battle in Trenton on Christmas Day in 1776. Unseen and magical forces are not recorded in our history books, but are now exposed in this new and exciting look at the crossing of the Delaware. Chimmeken, a young German American gnome, presides over a different kind of assemby—one of sprites, tricksters, […]

November 26, 2014 / 0 Comments