Tag Archives: Europe

Cracking the AP European History Exam, 2011 Edition (College Test Preparation)

Author: Princeton Review Publisher: Princeton Review Product Description Cracking the AP European History Exam, 2011 Edition provides the strategies and information you need to get your best score on the AP European History test. Inside this guide you’ll find proven techniques from the test-prep experts and much more, including: •2 full-length AP European History practice […]

The Only True Mother Goose Melodies

Author: N/A Publisher: Public Domain Books Product Description This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

Holocaust

Author: Angela Gluck Wood Publisher: DK CHILDREN Product Description Explaining the complex political and social backdrop that allowed the Holocaust to occur, as well as its progression and aftermath, this comprehensive volume contains first-hand testimony from survivors and enables readers to appreciate the impact of the Holocaust on real people and the lives they and […]

The Leprechaun’s Gold

Author: Pamela Duncan Edwards Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books Product Description In this classic Irish legend, two harpists — merry-hearted Old Pat and ill-spirited Young Tom — set off for a contest to name the finest harpist in all of Ireland. When Young Tom realizes that Old Pat is truly the better musician, he schemes to […]

Inner Demons (Peachville High Demons)

Author: Sarra Cannon Publisher: Dead River Books Product Description Becoming a Demons cheerleader was the last thing Harper Madison expected when she moved to the small town of Peachville. Now that she’s an official member of the squad, her training can begin. Only, this is no normal group of cheerleaders. Harper isn’t there to learn […]

This is London (This is . . .)

Author: Miroslav Sasek Publisher: Universe Product Description Following on the runaway success of This is New York, Universe is thrilled to reissue two more titles from M. Sasek’s beloved children’s travel series: This is London and This is Paris. Like This is New York and This is San Francisco, This is London and This is […]

Behemoth (Leviathan)

Author: Scott Westerfeld Publisher: Simon Pulse Product Description The behemoth is the fiercest creature in the British navy. It can swallow enemy battleships with one bite. The Darwinists will need it, now that they are at war with the Clanker powers. Deryn is a girl posing as a boy in the British Air Service, and […]

Nicholas Nickleby

Author: Charles Dickens Publisher: Public Domain Books Product Description This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

The Hunchback Assignments

Rating: (11 reviews) Author: Arthur Slade Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books Product Description A gripping new series combines Steampunk, spying, and a fantastic Victorian London. The mysterious Mr. Socrates rescues Modo, a child in a traveling freak show. Modo is a hunchback with an amazing ability to transform his appearance, and Mr. Socrates raises him in […]

Nick of Time

Rating: (56 reviews) Author: Ted Bell Publisher: Square Fish Product Description The setting is England, 1939, on the eve of war. Nick and his sister, Kate, begin gathering vital information for Winston Churchill as he tries to warn England of the imminent Nazi invasion. But the Nazis become the least of Nick’s problems after he […]

Voices in St. Augustine (Mom’s Choice Award Recipient)

Rating: (7 reviews) Author: Jane R. Wood Publisher: Florida Kids Press, Inc. Product Description Thirteen-year-old Joey Johnson hears voices. Only he can’t find the people who belong to them. His curiosity leads him on a quest where he learns more than just history about the Nation’s Oldest City. He discovers he has a special connection […]

A Christmas Dinner

Rating: (8 reviews) Author: Charles Dickens Publisher: Red Rock Press Product Description Charles Dickens penned this sketch in December, 1835 as his conception of an ideal Yuletide gathering. Dickens, who may have invented the modern notion of Christmas, had lively ideas about what a family Christmas should be—down to how preparations should be shared, what […]

Magic Tree House Research Guide #22: Rags and Riches: Kids in the Time of Charles Dickens: A Nonfiction Companion to A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time (A Stepping Stone Book(TM))

Author: Mary Pope Osborne Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Product Description If you liked A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time, you’ll love finding out the facts behind the fiction in the next fascinating nonfiction companion to the bestselling Magic Tree House series. How did Charles Dickens get the idea to write A Christmas […]

The 39 Clues Book 1:The Maze of Bones

Rating: (58 reviews) Author: Rick Riordan Publisher: Scholastic Press Product Description Minutes before she died Grace Cahill changed her will, leaving her decendants an impossible decision: “You have a choice – one million dollars or a clue.” Grace is the last matriarch of the Cahills, the world’s most powerful family. Everyone from Napoleon to Houdini […]

The 39 Clues Book 2: One False Note

Rating: (25 reviews) Author: Gordon Korman Publisher: Scholastic Inc. Product Description THIS JUST IN! Amy and Dan Cahill were spotted on a train, hot on the trail of one of 39 Clues hidden around the world. BUT WAIT! Police report a break-in at an elite hotel, and the suspects ALSO sound suspiciously like Amy and […]

The 39 Clues (The Maze of Bones, Book 1)

Rating: (32 reviews) Author: Rick Riordan Publisher: Scholastic Press Product Description Minutes before she died Grace Cahill changed her will, leaving her decendants an impossible decision: “You have a choice – one million dollars or a clue.” Grace is the last matriarch of the Cahills, the world’s most powerful family. Everyone from Napoleon to Houdini […]

The 39 Clues: Card Pack

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Scholastic Publisher: Scholastic Press Product Description Harry Houdini. A poison injector ring. Alcatraz. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. What can they possibly have in common? Amy and Dan don’t know, but fans of the 39 Clues series will soon find out. The first Cahill card series features 56 thoroughly intriguing evidence cards that […]

Encyclopedia of World History

Rating: (20 reviews) Author: Jane Bingham Publisher: Usborne Books

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle (rpkg) (HarperClassics)

Rating: (406 reviews) Author: Avi Publisher: HarperTrophy Product Description A vicious captain, a mutinous crew — and a young girl caught in the middle Not every thirteen-year-old girl is accused of murder, brought to trial, and found guilty. But I was just such a girl, and my story is worth relating even if it did […]

“What’s Happening to Me?” A guide to puberty

Rating: (30 reviews) Author: Peter Mayle Publisher: Lyle Stuart

Story of the World, Volume 1: Ancient Times Audiobook CD: From the Earliest Nomads to the Late Roman Empire, Revised Edition (7 CDs)

Rating: (13 reviews) Author: Susan Wise Bauer Publisher: Peace Hill Press Product Description The Story of the World CD audiobook is a collaboration between Jim Weiss, whose voice is “liquid gold” (CNN TV), and Susan Wise Bauer, whose writing has been described as “timeless and intelligent” (Publishers Weekly). These spirited readings of the first volume […]

Milkweed (Readers Circle)

Rating: (86 reviews) Author: Jerry Spinelli Publisher: Laurel Leaf Amazon.com Newbery Medal-winning author Jerry Spinelli (Maniac McGee, Stargirl) paints a vivid picture of the streets of the Nazi-occupied Warsaw during World War II, as seen through the eyes of a curious, kind, heartbreakingly naïve orphan with many names. His name is Stopthief when people shout […]

This is Paris (This is . . .)

Rating: (7 reviews) Author: Miroslav Sasek Publisher: Universe Publishing Product Description Following on the runaway success of This is New York, Universe is thrilled to reissue two more titles from M. Sasek’s beloved children’s travel series: This is London and This is Paris. Like This is New York and This is San Francisco, This is […]

Nick of Time

Rating: (11 reviews) Author: Ted Bell Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin Product Description In the grand tradition of epic novels like Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island comes a wondrous tale of time travel, adventure, and riches, in which twelve-year-old Nick McIver sets out to become “the hero of his own life.” The setting is England, 1939, […]

The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain (Caldecott Honor Book)

Rating: (10 reviews) Author: Peter Sis Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) Product Description “I was born at the beginning of it all, on the Red side—the Communist side—of the Iron Curtain.” Through annotated illustrations, journals, maps, and dreamscapes, Peter Sís shows what life was like for a child who loved to draw, proudly wore […]

Magic Tree House #40: Eve of the Emperor Penguin (A Stepping Stone Book(TM))

Author: Mary Pope Osborne Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Product Description JACK AND ANNIE continue their quest for the secrets of happiness—secrets they need to save Merlin. This time, the Magic Tree House takes them to the one continent they haven’t visited before: Antarctica! What can they hope to learn about happiness in […]

Pirateology Guidebook and Model Set (Ologies)

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: William Captain Lubber, Dugald A. Steer Publisher: Candlewick Book Description Avast, ye PIRATEOLOGY fans! Behold, an exclusive guide to the goings-on aboard a pirate vessel — plus an exciting scale model of a real pirate ship. How do pirates capture a ship? What sort of ships do they favor? Who are […]

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Rating: (142 reviews) Author: Brian Selznick Publisher: Scholastic Press Amazon.com Book Description: Orphan, clock keeper, and thief, Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric, bookish girl and a bitter old man who runs a […]

Cracking the AP European History Exam, 2008 Edition (College Test Prep)

Author: Princeton Review Publisher: Princeton Review Book Description Scoring high on the AP European History Exam is very different from earning straight A’s in school. We don’t try to teach you everything there is to know about European history—only the strategies and information you’ll need to get your highest score. In Cracking the AP European […]

Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!: Voices from a Medieval Village

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Laura Amy Schlitz Publisher: Candlewick Press Book Description Step back to an English village in 1255, where life plays out in dramatic vignettes illuminating twenty-two unforgettable characters. Maidens, monks, and millers’ sons — in these pages, readers will meet them all. There’s Hugo, the lord’s nephew, forced to prove his manhood […]

Saint Francis Celebrates Christmas

Author: Mary Caswell Walsh Publisher: Loyola Press

Christmas in Germany (Christmas Around the World)

Author: Kristin Thoennes Keller, Kristin Thoennes Publisher: Capstone Press

The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia

Rating: (25 reviews) Author: Publisher: Kingfisher Book Description This authoritative reference book brings world history to life, from early humans to the current war on terror. Along the way, it reveals riveting facts on the founding of the great Roman Empire, the revolution that changed France forever, the war between the North and South that […]

I Have Lived A Thousand Years: Growing Up In The Holocaust

Rating: (159 reviews) Author: Livia Bitton-Jackson Publisher: Simon Pulse

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

Rating: (603 reviews) Author: Anne Frank Publisher: Bantam Amazon.com A beloved classic since its initial publication in 1947, this vivid, insightful journal is a fitting memorial to the gifted Jewish teenager who died at Bergen-Belsen, Germany, in 1945. Born in 1929, Anne Frank received a blank diary on her 13th birthday, just weeks before she […]

A Countess Below Stairs

Rating: (17 reviews) Author: Eva Ibbotson Publisher: Puffin Book Description After the russian revolution turns her world topsy-turvy, Anna, a young russian countess, has no choice but to flee to england. penniless, Anna hides her aristocratic background and takes a job as servant in the household of the esteemed westerholme family, armed only with an […]

The Art of the Catapult: Build Greek Ballistae, Roman Onagers, English Trebuchets, and More Ancient Artillery

Rating: (11 reviews) Author: William Gurstelle Publisher: Chicago Review Press Book Description Whether playing at defending their own castle or simply chucking pumpkins over a fence, wannabe marauders and tinkerers will become fast acquainted with Ludgar, the War Wolf, Ill Neighbor, Cabulus, and the Wild Donkey—ancient artillery devices known commonly as catapults. Building these simple […]

The Secret Garden (HarperClassics)

Rating: (263 reviews) Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett Publisher: HarperTrophy Amazon.com Mistress Mary is quite contrary until she helps her garden grow. Along the way, she manages to cure her sickly cousin Colin, who is every bit as imperious as she. These two are sullen little peas in a pod, closed up in a gloomy old […]

The Sign of the Beaver

Rating: (187 reviews) Author: Elizabeth George Speare Publisher: Yearling Product Description . Young Matt is alone in the Maine wilderness awaiting his father’s return to their cabin when he is attacked by a swarm of bees. To his surprise, he is saved by an Indian chief and his grandson, Attean. The boys come to know […]