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Sacagawea

by Flora Warren Seymour & Robert Doremus Aladdin (December 30, 2014)

Learn about the childhood of Sacagawea, one of the first female all-stars in American history—and honored in US currency on the dollar coin.

Sacagawea was a Lemhi Shoshone woman who accompanied the Lewis and...


The Little Jane Silver 2-Book Bundle: Little Jane Silver / Little Jane and the Nameless Isle

by Adira Rotstein Dundurn (February 12, 2014)

These two exciting books chronicle the adventures of brave, budding young pirate Little Jane, who is related to the great Long John Silver. Little Jane experiences plenty of excitement and danger of her own....


The Adventures of Lewis and Clark

by John Bakeless Dover Publications (June 18, 2012)

Action-packed account of perilous journey made by undaunted men who faced hostile Indians, prairie fires, floods, famine, sub-zero weather, and other perils to chart the vast unknown lands of the Louisiana Purchase....


Weedflower

by Cynthia Kadohata Atheneum Books for Young Readers (June 30, 2008)

Twelve-year-old Sumiko feels her life has been made up of two parts: before Pearl Harbor and after it. The good part and the bad part. Raised on a flower farm in California, Sumiko is used to being the only...


The Dragon's Pearl

by Devin Jordan & Jim Di Bartolo Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (July 07, 2009)

When Niccolo Polo vanishes on an expedition to Asia and his family writes him off as dead, sixteen-year-old Marco knows that it’s up to him to rescue his father. He sets out on a dangerous journey—but it...


Trouble on the Voyage

by Bob Barton Napoleon and Co (September 01, 2010)

The Henrietta Maria has been trapped in the Hudson Strait for two months finally breaking free August 6, 1631 to search for a northwest passage. The crew knows it must leave Hudson Bay by early October to avoid...


Little Jane and the Nameless Isle: A Little Jane Silver Adventure

by Adira Rotstein Dundurn (November 12, 2012)

Little Jane Silver, the daughter of fearless pirate Long John Silver, is on a quest to the Nameless Isle -- a journey only her parents have survived. Will she rise to the task and save her parents' treasure...


Red River Rising

by B.J. Bayle Dundurn (July 16, 2012)

In 1813, Angus, a young Scot, and his family endure hardships as they attempt to start a new life in Canada. As they struggle to survive, they find themselves caught up in the rivalry between two fur-trading...


The History Mystery

by Ana María Machado Little Island Books (December 01, 2012)

Sonia, Pedro and their classmates are baffled. Mysterious messages keep popping up on their computers, on their mobile phones, on websites they visit, even on a radio programme they listen to. It is a voice...


Under Drake’s Flag

by G. A. Henty Dancing Unicorn Books (June 05, 2017)

A story of the days when England and Spain struggled for the supremacy of the sea. An exciting account of life on the high seas as seen through the eyes of young Ned Hearne. The brave 16th-century teen sails...


Constance

by Patricia Clapp Lizzie Skurnick Books (February 22, 2016)

"An absorbing historical romance."—Booklist

"Constance is an engaging, high-spirited heroine . . . A fine historical novel written with verve and fresh imagination."—Horn Book

Runner-up for the National Book...


Secret Lives

by Berthe Amoss Lizzie Skurnick Books (March 10, 2014)

Set in 1930’s New Orleans, twelve-year-old Addie Agnew struggles to uncover the mystery of her mother’s death. Living with her spinster aunts, Addie was told her mother was perfect and she was swept out...


The Player King

by Avi Atheneum Books for Young Readers (October 17, 2017)

“Swiftly moving and utterly engrossing.” —Shelf Awareness

Parents’ Choice Recommended

From Newbery Award–winning author Avi comes the gripping and amazingly true tale of a boy plucked from the gutter...


A New Continent, a New World: Discovery and Conquest During the Age of Exploration

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

It’s that time of exploration and keeping new discoveries at bay. This book is your ultimate stock of knowledge about all the notable discoveries and conquests during the age of exploration. Don’t get lost...


Call It Courage

by Armstrong Sperry Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (March 20, 2012)

Maftu was afraid of the sea. It had taken his mother when he was a baby, and it seemed to him that the sea gods sought vengeance at having been cheated of Mafatu. So, though he was the son of the Great Chief...


The Travels by Marco Polo (Book Analysis)

by Bright Summaries BrightSummaries.com (October 11, 2016)

Unlock the more straightforward side of The Travels with this concise and insightful summary and analysis!

This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Travels by Marco Polo, which tells the adventurous...


Sea of the Dead

by Julia Durango Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (July 21, 2009)

Kehl hates pirates. His father, the Warrior Prince, has always told him they were responsible for his mother’s death. So when he is kidnapped by Temoc, the Pirate King, Kehl is more furious than frightened....


One Small Step

by P.B. Kerr Margaret K. McElderry Books (May 19, 2009)

It's 1969, and thirteen-year-old Scott is doing all the things that normal boys do -- and also flying airplanes with his Air Force flight instructor father. When Scott successfully crash-lands a training plane,...


The Lost Voyage of John Cabot

by Henry Garfield Atheneum Books for Young Readers (May 11, 2010)

1498. Sebastian Cabot age fifteen, can only wait and wonder. His famous father has abandoned him at home in Bristol, England, but has taken the boy's older and younger brothers, Ludovico and Sancio, on his second...


The Voyage of Patience Goodspeed

by Heather Vogel Frederick Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (May 11, 2010)

October 1835. Patience Goodspeed, almost thirteen years old, departs from Nantucket aboard her father's whaling ship. Between kitchen duty and whale blubber stench, this voyage is far from a pleasure cruise....


5th Grade Us History: Famous US Inventors: Fifth Grade Books Inventors for Kids

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (December 20, 2015)

Show your gratitude to the people who made life today much more comfortable. This book accumulates information on some of the world's most famous US inventors. Complete with images and an easy-to-read format,...


Redemption

by Julie Chibbaro Atheneum Books for Young Readers (May 11, 2010)

The wet earth smells of mushroom and loam. I race through the trees. Branches reach for my eyes and tangle my hair. My kirtle rips, but I still run, faster through the woodland, escaping the murderous men who...