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The Singer Of All Songs (Chanters Of Tremaris Trilogy, Book 1)

Calwyn, a young priestess of ice magic, or chantment, joins with other chanters who have different magical skills to fight a sorcerer who wants to claim all powers for his own. Calvin knows nothing about the world beyond the Wall. She’s never seen the golden stone of the city of Kalysons or the wide waters […]

Other Descriptors: Australia, Fantasy, Fiction, Intermediate (ages 9-14), Oceania » Themes: , , , , » Leave a comment

If You Could Be Mine

In Iran, where homosexuality is punishable by death, seventeen-year-olds Sahar and Nasrin love each other in secret until Nasrin’s parents announce their daughter’s arranged marriage and Sahar proposes a drastic solution.

Other Descriptors: Asia, Fiction, Iran, Realistic Fiction, Young Adult (ages 14-18) » Themes: , , , » Leave a comment

The Iliad

After nine years of war between the Greeks and Trojans, tensions are heating up among men of the same faction as well as those on opposing sides. Two proud and powerful Greeks, King Agamemnon and legendary warrior Achilles, quarrel over a beautiful maiden, causing Achilles and his myrmidons to drop out of the fight. Meanwhile, […]

Other Descriptors: Europe, Greece, Intermediate (ages 9-14), Myth, Picture Book » Themes: , , , » Leave a comment

The Boy On The Wooden Box

Leon Leyson (born Leib Lezjon) was only ten years old when the Nazis invaded Poland and his family was forced to relocate to the Krakow ghetto. With incredible luck, perseverance and grit, Leyson was able to survive the sadism of the Nazis, including that of the demonic Amon Goeth, commandant of Plaszow, the concentration camp […]

Other Descriptors: Biography, Europe, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Intermediate (ages 9-14) » Themes: , , , , » Leave a comment


It is 1424. France and England have been fighting for more than a hundred years, and Jehanne D’Arc experiences her first saintly vision. Even her parents think she’s delirious—until her next vision allows them to save the village. From a small town to the besieged city of Orleans and on to the cathedral of Reims, […]

Other Descriptors: Biography, Europe, Graphic Novel, Primary (ages 6-9) » Themes: , , , , » Leave a comment

Nim’s Island

Nim is a modern-day Robinson Crusoe and is not afraid when her scientist dad sails off to study plankton for three days, leaving her alone on their island. Kids will love Nim’s zany adventures as she helps out her dad and diverts would-be tourists.

Other Descriptors: Fiction, Intermediate (ages 9-14), Oceania » Themes: , , , , » Leave a comment

10 Ships That Rocked The World

Ships have sailed through human history for thousands of years. Sometimes, their dramatic voyages have even changed the course of the world–bringing cultures together in peace or conflict, playing a role in wars and revolutions, and transforming societies.

Other Descriptors: information book, Intermediate (ages 9-14), International, Nonfiction » Themes: , , , , » Leave a comment

The Hunters

Determined to recover the Adomal and to prevent the pirate Zavac from doing more damage, Hal and his brotherband crew persue Zavac to the lawless fortress of Ragusa where, if Hal is to succeed, he will have to go beyond his brotherband training and face the pirate one-on-one in a fight to the finish.

Other Descriptors: Australia, Fantasy, Fiction, Intermediate (ages 9-14), Oceania » Themes: , , , » Leave a comment

A Year Without Mom

A Year Without Mom follows 12-year-old Dasha through a year full of turmoil after her mother leaves for America. It is the early 1990s in Moscow, and political change is in the air. But Dasha is more worried about her own challenges as she negotiates family, friendships and school without her mother. Just as she […]

Other Descriptors: Europe, Graphic Novel, Intermediate (ages 9-14), Russia » Themes: , , , » Leave a comment

The Other Side Of Silence

Hero, a girl who does not speak, begins to do odd-jobs for her enigmatic neighbor, Miss Credence, whose house holds a shocking secret, at the same time that Hero’s sister returns home with an abandoned boy and another secret.

Other Descriptors: Fiction, Intermediate (ages 9-14), New Zealand, Oceania » Themes: , , , » Leave a comment
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