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Book cover of CFA 14 SOS TITANIC
CFA 14 SOS TITANIC
By: frieda wishinsky | Published: May 2010

Since discovering the Canadian Flyer, a magical time-traveling sled, in Emily’s attic, Matt and Emily have outrun dinosaurs in the Alberta badla...

Since discovering the Canadian Flyer, a magical time-traveling sled, in Emily’s attic, Matt and Emily have outrun dinosaurs in the Alberta badlands, evaded slave catchers on the Underground Railroad, and seen the last spike driven into the Canadian Pacific Railway. In SOS! Titanic!, Matt and Emily want to know everything about the Titanic and how it sank on April 15, 1912. And when the sled flies them to the famous ship on the afternoon of April 14, they realize they only have a few hours before the ship collides with an iceberg. Can the two friends convince Captain Smith to turn the Titanic around or change its course? Can they help their new friend Sally and her aunt survive the disaster? Is the "unsinkable" ship going to sink no matter what they do or say? In this, the 14th book in the popular Canadian Flyer Adventures series, author Frieda Wishinsky weaves well-researched and accurate historical facts into her compelling, kid-friendly storytelling, while Jean-Paul Eid’s action-packed illustrations situate readers in place and time perfectly. At the end of their adventure Emily and Matt share additional facts about the Titanic and the ship’s connection with Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Wishinsky gives additional facts here too, in an informative Q&A format.

Theme: Historical Fiction

  • ISBN
    9781897349786
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    First Novel
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CFA 17 HALIFAX EXPLODES
By: frieda wishinsky | Published: November 2011

Since discovering the Canadian Flyer, a magical time-traveling sled, in Emily’s attic, Matt and Emily have outrun dinosaurs in the Alberta badla...

Since discovering the Canadian Flyer, a magical time-traveling sled, in Emily’s attic, Matt and Emily have outrun dinosaurs in the Alberta badlands, evaded slave catchers on the Underground Railroad, and seen the last spike driven into the Canadian Pacific Railway. In Halifax Explodes!, Emily and Matt land on Citadel Hill in Halifax, Nova Scotia — just as the Mont Blanc, a ship laden with explosives, explodes in the harbor! In the chaos that follows, the two friends find a small dog wandering around with Tim, a dazed young soldier who has just returned from fighting overseas in World War I. Can Emily and Matt help Tim find the dog's owner, his niece, Carolyn? What if she's been hurt in the blast and needs help? And what is Tim and Carolyn's connection to Hilda Slayter, the Canadian woman Matt and Emily met aboard the Titanic? In this, the final book in the popular Canadian Flyer Adventures series, author Frieda Wishinsky weaves well-researched and accurate historical facts into her compelling, kid-friendly storytelling, while Patricia Ann Lewis-MacDougall’s evocative illustrations situate readers perfectly in place and time. At the end of their adventure, Emily and Matt share additional facts about World War I and ships, and Wishinsky gives additional facts here too, in an informative Q&A format.

Theme: Historical Fiction

  • ISBN
    9781926818986
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    First Novel
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Book cover of CHAINS
CHAINS
By: laurie anderson | Published: January 2010

When her owner dies at the start of the Revolution, a greedy nephew keeps Isabel and her younger sister enslaved and sells them to Loyalists in New Yo...

When her owner dies at the start of the Revolution, a greedy nephew keeps Isabel and her younger sister enslaved and sells them to Loyalists in New York, where Isabel is offered the chance to spy for the Patriots.

Theme: Historical Fiction, War/Children and War

  • ISBN
    9781416905868
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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Book cover of CHASING THE NIGHTBIRD
CHASING THE NIGHTBIRD
By: krista russell | Published: October 2018

As the son of famous Black Jack Valera, the best whaler on the eastern seaboard, thirteen-year-old Lucky Valera led a charmed life at sea, until his f...

As the son of famous Black Jack Valera, the best whaler on the eastern seaboard, thirteen-year-old Lucky Valera led a charmed life at sea, until his father dies and his estranged older half-brother, Fortuna, kidnaps him. Lucky?s hopes of joining the crew of the whaling ship, Nightbird, are dashed as Fortuna forces him into servitude at the nearby mill. But when Lucky meets Emmeline, a spirited girl with abolitionist sympathies, and Daniel, a fugitive slave from the South, his dream to return to his old life seems to be within reach. That is, if he and his new friends can outwit and outrun Fortuna and an enraged slave trader, both of whom will stop at nothing to get back what they believe is their rightful property. Krista Russell?s action-packed historical adventure, following a brave young protagonist willing to risk everything for his freedom, offers a glimpse into a unique historical time and setting and will leave readers on the edge of their seats.

Theme: Historical Fiction

  • ISBN
    9781682630655
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of CITY OF ORPHANS
CITY OF ORPHANS
By: avi | Published: September 2012

Plot twists, big accusations, and plenty of shifty, crooked characters fill the pages of this harrowing adventure from Newbery Medalist Avi. The st...

Plot twists, big accusations, and plenty of shifty, crooked characters fill the pages of this harrowing adventure from Newbery Medalist Avi. The streets of 1893 New York are crowded and filthy. For thirteen-year-old newsboy Maks Geless, they are also dangerous. Bruno, leader of the awful Plug Ugly Gang, has set his sights on Maks and orders his boys to track him down. Suddenly Maks finds himself on the run, doing all he can to evade the gang, with only his new friend Willa by his side. And that’s just the start of Mak’s troubles. His sister, Emma, has been arrested and imprisoned for stealing a watch from the glamorous new Waldorf Hotel. Maks knows she didn’t do it—but will he be able to prove it in time? This is a riveting, quickly paced adventure set against a backdrop alive with the sights and sounds of tenement New York.

Theme: Historical Fiction

  • ISBN
    9781416971085
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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Book cover of CITY ON STRIKE
CITY ON STRIKE
By: harriet zaidman | Published: March 2019

The 1919 Winnipeg General Strike was a key moment in Canadian history when demands of workers and returning soldiers all played out in the bloody stre...

The 1919 Winnipeg General Strike was a key moment in Canadian history when demands of workers and returning soldiers all played out in the bloody streets of Winnipeg. The governing elite condemned the strike organizers as "Bolsheviks" and unleashed waves of violence. The country hasn't fully healed since. City on Strike is a riveting middle-grade fiction focusing on a 13-year-old boy and his younger sister, part of a poor but hardworking immigrant family in Winnipeg's North End. And like so many others, it's a family that gets drawn into the chaos that terrible spring. "History often repeats itself " author Harriet Zaidman says "In 1919 more than 30,000 people in Winnipeg went on strike. Those in authority wanted to maintain their power and profits, so they spread lies and stirred up racism to create divisions in society. Today there are still those who make harmful statements about different groups. These negative comments prevent society from being united and making advances. Canadians need to know the history of the Strike, which teaches us that we need to look behind the message, to make choices that unify society and give everyone a chance to fulfill their potential."

Theme: Historical Fiction

  • ISBN
    9780889955745
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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Book cover of CLEAR SKIES
CLEAR SKIES
By: jessica kerrin | Published: August 2019

It is the summer of 1961, and eleven-year-old Arno Creelman wants nothing more than to be an astronomer. Fortunately, his struggle with claustrophobia...

It is the summer of 1961, and eleven-year-old Arno Creelman wants nothing more than to be an astronomer. Fortunately, his struggle with claustrophobia has little impact on his one true passion. Unlike his annoying friend Buddy, who wants to become an astronaut and is not at all bothered by the idea of flying in a cramped space capsule, Arno dreams of exploring the galaxies with powerful telescopes back on Earth. But first he has to enter a local radio contest and win a visit to the new observatory that is about to open near his town. The ribbon will be cut by Arno's idol, Jean Slayter-Appleton, a renowned astronomer whose weekly columns he clips for his own notebooks. When he finally manages to phone in and correctly answer the skill-testing astronomy question, which earns him an invitation to the opening, Arno is thrilled. Then a new boy moves to the neighborhood, and he seems to challenge Arno in every way. Robert even believes in astrology, which Arno argues is not a science at all. Before long, Arno is feeling left behind, on the outs with his friends and even abandoned by his beloved dog, Comet. And when Robert informs him that he has already been to an observatory, and tells Arno what the experience is actually like, Arno's dream becomes a cosmic nightmare.

Theme: Historical Fiction, Environmental Issues

  • ISBN
    9781773062402
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of CLOUD OF OUTRAGEOUS BLUE
CLOUD OF OUTRAGEOUS BLUE
By: vesper stamper | Published: August 2020

For fans of Fever 1793 comes the story of a young woman paving her own path and falling in love during the Great Plague of 1348, from the award-winnin...

For fans of Fever 1793 comes the story of a young woman paving her own path and falling in love during the Great Plague of 1348, from the award-winning creator of What the Night Sings. Edyth grew up in a quiet village with a loving family, before losing everything she holds dear in the blink of an eye. Suddenly sent to live in a priory and work with ancient texts, Edyth must come to terms with her new life and the gifts she discovers in herself. But outside the priory, something much worse is coming. With the reappearance of a boy from her past and the ominous Great Plague creeping closer and closer to the priory, it will be up to Edyth to rise above it all and save herself. From the award-winning author-illustrator of What the Night Sings comes a new journey of self-discovery and love in the most uncertain times.

Theme: Historical Fiction, Special Needs

  • ISBN
    9781524700416
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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$25.99
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Book cover of CLUTCH
CLUTCH
By: heather camlot | Published: June 2017

"A coming of age story set in historic and diverse Montreal, where a young Jewish boy dreams of a brighter future just as Jackie Robinson is making hi...

"A coming of age story set in historic and diverse Montreal, where a young Jewish boy dreams of a brighter future just as Jackie Robinson is making history with baseball's Montreal Royals."--

Theme: Sports - Baseball, Historical Fiction

  • ISBN
    9780889955486
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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COURAGEOUS
By: yona mcdonough | Published: November 2018

A kid's-eye view of the heroic events at Dunkirk! iden is the son of a fisherman on the south coast of England, and he's feared the ocean since his o...

A kid's-eye view of the heroic events at Dunkirk! iden is the son of a fisherman on the south coast of England, and he's feared the ocean since his oldest brother's ship was sunk by a German U-boat. But that doesn't matter when he and his best friend Sally hear chatter on their radio. Allied troops, including Aiden's surviving brother, are trapped in France, surrounded by German forces. The British military have come up with a daring plan to save as many troops as possible, bringing them across the Channel to safety -- but they'll need every boat they can get their hands on. Aiden's parents forbid him from going, but he and Sally know they can help, and set off to join Operation Dynamo on their own. It's a harrowing journey, and the pair are in grave danger as they help ferry troops from Dunkirk, searching for Aiden's brother all the while. It will take an entire village for them to realize that as long as people are willing to help those who need it, there's hope for a brighter tomorrow.

Theme: Historical Fiction

  • ISBN
    9781338226850
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of CROOKED RIVER
CROOKED RIVER
By: shelley pearsall | Published: March 2007

The year is 1812. A white trapper is murdered. And a young Chippewa Indian stands accused.

Theme: Indigenous, War/Children and War, Historical Fiction

  • ISBN
    9780440421016
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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Book cover of CURE FOR DREAMING
CURE FOR DREAMING
By: cat winters | Published: October 2014

Olivia Mead is a headstrong, independent girl—a suffragist—in an age that prefers its girls to be docile. It’s 1900 in Oregon, and O...

Olivia Mead is a headstrong, independent girl—a suffragist—in an age that prefers its girls to be docile. It’s 1900 in Oregon, and Olivia’s father, concerned that she’s headed for trouble, convinces a stage mesmerist to try to hypnotize the rebellion out of her. But the hypnotist, an intriguing young man named Henri Reverie, gives her a terrible gift instead: she’s able to see people’s true natures, manifesting as visions of darkness and goodness, while also unable to speak her true thoughts out loud. These supernatural challenges only make Olivia more determined to speak her mind, and so she’s drawn into a dangerous relationship with the hypnotist and his mysterious motives, all while secretly fighting for the rights of women. Winters breathes new life into history once again with an atmospheric, vividly real story, including archival photos and art from the period throughout. Praise for The Cure for Dreaming "A smattering of period photos adds authenticity to this gripping, atmospheric story of mind control and self-determination." --Kirkus Reviews  

Theme: Historical Fiction

  • ISBN
    9781419712166
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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$19.95
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Book cover of D-DAY THE WORLD WAR 2 INVASION THAT CHAN
D-DAY THE WORLD WAR 2 INVASION THAT CHAN
By: deborah hopkinson | Published: April 2020

Sibert Honor author Deborah Hopkinson brings her signature action-packed narrative style to one of the most crucial battles of WWII. The WWII invasio...

Sibert Honor author Deborah Hopkinson brings her signature action-packed narrative style to one of the most crucial battles of WWII. The WWII invasion known as D-Day was the largest military endeavor in history. By June 6, 1944, Hitler and his allies had a strong grip on the European continent, where Nazi Germany was engaged in the mass extermination of the Jewish people. The goal of D-Day was the total defeat of Hitler's regime, and the defense of free democracies everywhere. Knowing they had to breach the French coast, the US, Great Britain, and Canada planned for the impossible. D-Day was an invasion not for conquest, but liberation, and required years to plan and total secrecy to keep the advantage of surprise. Once deployed, Operation Overlord involved soldiers, sailors, paratroopers, and specialists. Acclaimed author Deborah Hopkinson weaves together the contributions of not only D-Day's famous players, but African Americans, women, journalists, and service members in a masterful tapestry of official documents, personal narratives, and archival photos to bring this decisive battle to vivid, thrilling life.

Theme: Historical Fiction

  • ISBN
    9780545682503
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Social Studies - History
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Book cover of DAISY & THE DEADLY FLU - A 1918 INFLUE
DAISY & THE DEADLY FLU - A 1918 INFLUE
By: julie gilbert | Published: February 2020

Fourteen-year-old Daisy Meyer is angry and frustrated with her world: her German American town, New Ulm, is under surveillance, her father's newspaper...

Fourteen-year-old Daisy Meyer is angry and frustrated with her world: her German American town, New Ulm, is under surveillance, her father's newspaper was forced to shut down for criticizing the United States' entry into World War I, her beloved older sister Elsie's fiancé is deployed to France, and she deeply resents her stepmother--but worse is coming, because this is October 1918, and influenza is about to descend on her home and family, and it is not certain who will survive.

Theme: Historical Fiction

  • ISBN
    9781496592156
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of DANGEROUS ALLIANCE
DANGEROUS ALLIANCE
By: jennieke cohen | Published: December 2019

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue meets Jane Austen in this witty, winking historical romance with a dash of mystery! Lady Victoria Asto...

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue meets Jane Austen in this witty, winking historical romance with a dash of mystery! Lady Victoria Aston has everything she could want: an older sister happily wed, the future of her family estate secure, and ample opportunity to while her time away in the fields around her home. But now Vicky must marry—or find herself and her family destitute. Armed only with the wisdom she has gained from her beloved novels by Jane Austen, she enters society’s treacherous season. Sadly, Miss Austen has little to say about Vicky’s exact circumstances: whether the roguish Mr. Carmichael is indeed a scoundrel, if her former best friend, Tom Sherborne, is out for her dowry or for her heart, or even how to fend off the attentions of the foppish Mr. Silby, he of the unfortunate fashion sensibility. Most unfortunately of all, Vicky’s books are silent on the topic of the mysterious accidents cropping up around her…ones that could prevent her from surviving until her wedding day.

Theme: Historical Fiction

  • ISBN
    9780062857309
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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$21.99
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