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Looking for Marco Polo

By: Alan Armstrong
illustrated by: Tim Jessell

Newbery Honor–winning author Alan Armstrong’s latest book!Eleven-year-old Mark's anthropologist father has disappeared in the Gobi desert while tracing Marco Polo’s ancient route from...

Horse Diaries #1: Elska

By: Catherine Hapka
illustrated by: Ruth Sanderson

Iceland, circa AD 1000Elska is a silver dapple Icelandic filly. She spends summers frisking about the countryside and winters in the farmyard, where the girl human Amma takes special care of her. But when...

Raleigh's Page

By: Alan Armstrong
illustrated by: Tim Jessell

ANDREW HAS grown up near the Plymouth docks hearing the sailors talk about America. Knowing that Andrew's heart is set on going to the new world, his father sends him up to London to serve as page in the...


Raleigh's Page

By: Alan Armstrong
illustrated by: Tim Jessell

ANDREW HAS grown up near the Plymouth docks hearing the sailors talk about America. Knowing that Andrew's heart is set on going to the new world, his father sends him up to London to serve as page in the...

Whittington

By: Alan Armstrong

This Newbery-Honor winning tale introduces Whittington, a roughneck Tom who arrives one day at a barn full of rescued animals and asks for a place there. He spins for the animals—as well as for...

Star-Crossed

By: Linda Collison

Patricia Kelley has been raised a proper British lady--but she's become a stowaway. Her father is dead, and her future in peril. To claim the estate that is rightfully hers, she must travel across the...


The 39 Apartments of Ludwig Van Beethoven

By: Jonah Winter
illustrated by: Barry Blitt

How hard is it to move 5 legless pianos 39 times?Beethoven owned five legless pianos and composed great works on the floor. His first apartment was in the center of Vienna's theater district... but he...

Carnival at Candlelight

By: Mary Pope Osborne
illustrated by: Sal Murdocca

MERLIN HAS ASKED Jack and Annie to help on another Merlin Mission. This time they head back into history to Venice, Italy. With the help of a research book, a book of magic rhymes, and a set of mysterious...

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Junior Novelization

By: Irene Tremble

Readers can set sail for adventure with this full-length retelling of the latest live-action Disney film. They’ll follow every swashbuckling step as a brave young man teams up with a high-seas scoundrel...