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  • Surviving Antarcticaby Andrea White

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 6.49

    The wind and snow blow so hard, you can't see your hand in front of your face. Your heating fuel is nearly gone, and so is your food. How do you survive? Five fourteen?year?olds face this desperate situation on a deadly journey in Antarctica. It is 2083. They are contes?tants on a reality TV show, Antarctic Survivor, which is set up to re?create... more...

  • The Power of Oneby Bryce Courtenay

    Random House Children's Books 2011; US$ 6.99

    In 1939, hatred took root in South Africa, where the seeds of apartheid were newly sown. There a boy called Peekay was born. He spoke the wrong language?English. He was nursed by a woman of the wrong color?black. His childhood was marked by humiliation and abandonment. Yet he vowed to survive?he would become welterweight champion of the world, he would... more...

  • Chainsby Laurie Halse Anderson

    Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2011; US$ 8.99

    If an entire nation could seek its freedom, why not a girl? As the Revolutionary War begins, thirteen-year-old Isabel wages her own fight...for freedom. Promised freedom upon the death of their owner, she and her sister, Ruth, in a cruel twist of fate become the property of a malicious New York City couple, the Locktons, who have no sympathy... more...

  • TimeRiders (Book 1)by Alex Scarrow

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 9.86

    Liam O'Connor should have died at sea in 1912. Maddy Carter should have died on a plane in 2010. Sal Vikram should have died in a fire in 2029. Yet moments before death, someone mysteriously appeared and said, 'Take my hand . . .' But Liam, Maddy and Sal aren't rescued. They are recruited by an agency that no one knows exists, with only one... more...

  • Timothy of the Cayby Theodore Taylor

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2007; US$ 6.99

    In the novel The Cay, a young white boy and an old black man are stranded on a small sandy cay in the Caribbean Sea following a shipwreck. Eleven-year-old Phillip was blinded by flying debris when a torpedo struck the SS Hato, and old Timothy has taught him how to survive. This prequel-sequel tells the rest of their tale in alternating chapters--the... more...

  • The Slave Dancerby Paula Fox; Christopher Paul Curtis

    Open Road Media Teen & Tween 2016; US$ 7.99

    Newbery Medal Winner: A young Louisiana boy faces the horrors of slavery when he is kidnapped and forced to work on a slave ship in this iconic novel.   Thirteen-year-old Jessie Bollier earns a few pennies playing his fife on the docks of New Orleans. One night, on his way home, a canvas is thrown over his head and he?s knocked unconscious. When... more...

  • Duty Calls: Battle of Britainby James Holland

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 9.86

    Pilot officer Archie Jackson, 19, is in control of the RAF's newest fighter aircraft, a Supermarine Spitfire. Now he has the Luftwaffe in his sights and only one thing matters: defending Britain. Suddenly planes are falling from the sky, exploding and spiralling into the English Channel. France has fallen and the swastika flies over Occupied... more...

  • Sounderby William H. Armstrong; James Barkley

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 5.24

    Set in the Deep South, this Newbery Medal-winning novel tells the story of the great coon dog, Sounder, and the poor sharecroppers who own him. During the difficult years of the nineteenth century South, an African-American boy and his poor family rarely have enough to eat. Each night, the boy's father takes their dog, Sounder, out to look for food... more...

  • Milkweedby Jerry Spinelli

    Random House Children's Books 2003; US$ 7.99

    He?s a boy called Jew. Gypsy. Stopthief. Runt. Happy. Fast. Filthy son of Abraham. He?s a boy who lives in the streets of Warsaw. He?s a boy who steals food for himself and the other orphans. He?s a boy who believes in bread, and mothers, and angels. He?s a boy who wants to be a Nazi some day, with tall shiny jackboots and a gleaming Eagle hat of... more...

  • Gracie and the Emperorby Errol Broome

    Allen & Unwin 2003; US$ 13.59

    Gracie's simple life on St Helena is changed dramatically when the defeated 'Emperor' Napoleon is brought as a prisoner to the island that is further from anywhere than anywhere else in the world. Charming historical story for 10 to 14 year olds. more...