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The Raven's Revenge

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

Christopher finally uncovers the Raven’s identity in this sixth novel of the award-winning Blackthorn Key series.

The stakes are higher than ever when the Raven sets Christopher up for a horrible crime, leading him to be locked away in London’s most notorious prison. This terrible act is the first in a series of games the Raven plans to play wi …

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Winterkill

by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: europe, military & wars

Ukrainian Canadian author Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch tells a gripping story of how the Soviet Union starved the Ukrainian people in the 1930s -- and of their determination to overcome.

 

Nyl is just trying to stay alive. Ever since the Soviet dictator, Stalin, started to take control of farms like the one Nyl's family lives on, there is less and less fo …

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The Prisoner and the Writer

by Heather Camlot, illustrated by Sophie Casson
edition: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: prejudice & racism, europe, religion & faith

When a Jewish army captain is falsely accused of treason and sent to prison, a writer uses his pen to fight for justice.

In 1895 a prisoner watches the ocean through the bars of his cell. Accused of betraying France, Captain Alfred Dreyfus is exiled to a prison on Devil’s Island, far from his wife and children. It’s a horrible fate — but what …

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The Pear Affair

by Judith Eagle, illustrated by Jo Rioux
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, europe, siblings

Nell is determined to find her beloved missing au pair in this vibrant adventure set in, and underneath, Paris.

Penelope Magnificent spends as little time as possible with her awful parents—a grocery-mogul father and a fashion-obsessed mother who loves expensive purses more than she does her daughter. But when they mention an important trip to Par …

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The Traitor's Blade

by Kevin Sands
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook 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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Stowing Away with the Vikings

by Linda Bailey, illustrated by Bill Slavin
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: history, europe, time travel

Twins Josh and Emma Binkerton swore they'd never return to the Good Times Travel Agency. Only now, a terrible storm has driven them and their little sister, Libby, right through its doors. Worse, Libby's opened another of Julian T. Pettigrew's guidebooks, and the Binkertons find themselves hurtling back in time --- to the Viking Age. All seems fine …

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