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Chariots of Gaul

by Jack Mitchell
edition: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 13
  • Grade: 5 to 8
tagged: ancient civilizations, europe

When Julius Caesar invades Celtic Britain, among the many hostages taken by the Romans is a sixteen-year-old boy named Ludu. He is brought to Rome, where his great skill as a charioteer soon earns him glory in the Circus Maximus. At first, it seems that Ludu is fated to spend the rest of his life in Rome when he learns that Celtic Gaul has risen in …

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A Terrible Tide

by Suzanne Meade
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: post-confederation (1867-), non-classifiable

November 18th, 1929. In her small village in Newfoundland, Celia is setting the table for her 13th birthday celebration when the house starts to shake. It's an earthquake, rumbling under the Atlantic Ocean. A few hours later, the sea water disappears from the harbor, only to rush back in a wave almost 30 feet high, destroying nearly everything in i …

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A Boy Is Not a Ghost

by Edeet Ravel
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: holocaust, europe

In this sequel to the award-winning A Boy Is Not a Bird, a boy is exiled to Siberia during World War II. Based on a true story.

Ripped from his home in Eastern Europe, with his father imprisoned in a Siberian gulag, twelve-year-old Natt finds himself stranded with other deportees in a schoolyard in Novosibirsk. And he is about to discover that life …

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A Boy Is Not a Bird

by Edeet Ravel
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 6
tagged: holocaust, europe

A young boy named Natt finds his world overturned when his family is uprooted and exiled to Siberia during the occupation of the Soviet Ukraine by Nazi Germany.

In 1941, life in Natt’s small town of Zastavna is comfortable and familiar, even if the grownups are acting strange, and his parents treat him like a baby. Natt knows there’s a war on, o …

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Enfant volée

by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: europe, non-classifiable

 

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Alors qu’elle a été volée à sa famille par les nazis, Nadia essaie de donner un sens à ses souvenirs confus et à ses cauchemars. Peu à peu, elle découvre la vérité : la famille allemande au sein de laquelle elle a grandi et celle qu’elle appelait sa mère ne sont pas vraiment qui elle croyait. Mais o …

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Sweetgrass

by Theresa Meuse, illustrated by Arthur Stevens
edition: Paperback
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: native canadian, multigenerational

A vibrant story of traditional indigenous knowledge and the many uses of sweetgrass.

It's early July, and for Matthew and his Auntie that means one thing: time to go sweetgrass picking. This year, Matthew's younger cousin Warren is coming along, and it will be his first time visiting the shoreline where the sweetgrass grows.

With Auntie's traditiona …

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Tainted Amber

by Gabriele Goldstone
edition: Paperback
tagged: europe

It's 1937, and Katya-working as a servant girl on a Trakehner horse estate in East Prussia-dreams of being a writer. One hot June day, with Thomas Mann as her muse, and Minna Epstein as her friend, Katya heads to Rauschen, a spa town on the Baltic. Helmut and David, the estate owner's two sons, accompany them. The foursome pairs off-Minna and Helmu …

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The Traitor's Blade

by Kevin Sands
edition: Hardcover
also available: Audiobook
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, europe

Christopher’s homecoming takes a sinister turn when a murderous conspiracy is uncovered in this fifth novel of the award-winning Blackthorn Key series.

Christopher, Tom, and Sally are back in London at last. Everyone is relieved at their return—the plague has ended, and the king, pleased with their service, offers a surprising reward. But troub …

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Clan

by Sigmund Brouwer
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: survival stories, boys & men, prehistory

The classic survival story gets a prehistoric twist in this gripping middle-grade adventure featuring a boy and his saber tooth tiger cub, perfect for fans of Hatchet.

Part survival story, part animal-human friendship story and part redemption story, Clan follows the journey of Atlatl and the saber tooth cub he rescues from a dire wolf attack.

Injur …

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