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  • Freedom Trainby Evelyn Coleman; David Riley

    Margaret K. McElderry Books 2012; US$ 7.99

    Now in paperback, an enthralling account of a young boy?s struggle to help freedom triumph over fear in the 1940s American South. It?s 1947, and twelve-year-old Clyde Thomason is proud to have an older brother who guards the Freedom Train?a train that is traveling to all forty-eight states carrying the country?s most important documents, including... more...

  • The Last Songby Eva Wiseman

    Tundra 2012; US$ 9.99

    Spain had been one of the world?s most tolerant societies for eight hundred years, but that way of life was wiped out by the Inquisition. Isabel?s family feels safe from the terrors, torture, and burnings. After all, her father is a respected physician in the court of Ferdinand and Isabella. Isabel was raised as a Catholic and doesn?t know that her... more...

  • Nightjohnby Gary Paulsen

    Random House Children's Books 2011; US$ 6.99

    "To know things, for us to know things, is bad for them. We get to wanting and when we get to wanting it's bad for them. They thinks we want what they got . . . . That's why they don't want us reading." -- Nightjohn "I didn't know what letters was, not what they meant, but I thought it might be something I wanted to know. To learn."--Sarny Sarny,... more...

  • Sarnyby Gary Paulsen

    Random House Children's Books 2011; US$ 6.99

    Many readers of Nightjohn have wanted to know what happened to Sarny, the young slave whom Nightjohn taught to read. Here is Sarny's story, from the moment she leaves the plantation in the last days of the Civil War, suddenly a free woman in search of her sold-away children. Her search takes her to New Orleans and the home of the mysterious and remarkable... more...

  • War's Endby Victoria Bowen

    Penguin Random House Australia 2011; US$ 11.73

    An Australian story that has rarely been told Suddenly I saw how much Dad coming home mattered to Mum. She needed him to share with. Pa helped but it wasn't the same, and he needed time to himself as well. I saw that Jack needed Dad home to save his life from being something he hated. And Martha needed him to say she was doing the right thing. I was... more...

  • Winter's Knightby Richard Argent

    Little, Brown Book Group 2010; US$ 9.99

    Young Andrew was touched by the otherworld when a dead murderer sought out his village, showing him his fate. And though his father is just a blacksmith, nothing will keep Andrew from riding to the Crusades to seek the honours he has been promised. He lives battles of the imagination, seeing harsh midday sun glint off sword and armour, where he rides... more...

  • The Roman Mysteries: The Slave-girl from Jerusalemby Caroline Lawrence

    Hachette Children's Group 2010; US$ 8.99

    This exciting adventure gives fascinating insight into the workings of the Roman legal system in a page-turning court room drama. As always, Caroline Lawrence springs new surprises for all the characters and provides motives, means and opportunity for one determined felon. And, as ever, it's up to the four young detectives to crack the case . . . more...

  • The Roman Mysteries: The Fugitive from Corinthby Caroline Lawrence

    Hachette Children's Group 2010; US$ 8.99

    Mystery and adventure for four young detectives in Ancient Roman times.. It seems that Flavia's tutor, Aristo, has committed a terrible crime - attempting to murder Flavia's own father. When Aristo escapes, Flavia and her friends give chase, but they aren't the only ones on Aristo's trail. Who else is after the young tutor? And what made him want... more...

  • The Man from Pomegranate Streetby Caroline Lawrence

    Hachette Children's Group 2010; US$ 8.99

    September AD 81. Flavia and her friends learn of the mysterious and sudden death of the Emperor Titus. Was his death natural? Or was it murder? As the four detectives investigate this mystery, they little dream how much their lives - as well as the future of Italy - will be changed as a result. more...

  • The Assassins of Romeby Caroline Lawrence

    Hachette Children's Group 2010; US$ 8.99

    Jonathan goes on a secret quest to Rome, and Flavia, Nubia and Lupus set out to find him. Their dangerous mission takes them to the Golden House of Nero where a deadly assassin is rumoured to be at work - and they learn what happened to Jonathan's family during the terrible destruction of Jerusalem nine years earlier. more...