Catla and the Vikings
by Mary Nelson
In the fall of 1066, a thirteen-year-old Anglo-Saxon girl named Catla watches from afar as Viking invaders burn her village and imprision her family and the other villagers. No one sees her as she flees toward Aigber, where she helps the villagers come up with a plan that will save both villages from the Nord-devils.
Dangerous Waters: an Adventure on Titanic
by Gregory Mone
The great ocean liner "Titanic" is preparing to cross the Atlantic. On board is a sinister thief bent on stealing a rare book that may be the key to unlocking infinite treasure; a wealthy academic traveling home to America with his rare book collection; and Patrick Waters, a twelve-year-old Irish boy who is certain that his job as a steward on the unsinkable ship will be the adventure of a lifetime
King of the Mound: My Summer with Satchel Paige
by Wes Tooke
Twelve-year-old Nick loves baseball so after a year in the hospital fighting polio and with a brace on one leg, Nick takes a job with the team for which his father is catcher and gets to see the great pitcher, Satchel Paige, play during the 1935 season. Includes historical notes.
Sophia's War: a Tale of the Revolution
In 1776, after witnessing the execution of Nathan Hale in New York City, newly occupied by the British army, young Sophia Calderwood resolves to do all she can to help the American cause, including becoming a spy.
by Jewell Parker Rhodes
In 1870, Reconstruction brings big changes to the Louisiana sugar plantation where spunky ten-year-old Sugar has always lived, including her friendship with Billy, the son of her former master, and the arrival of workmen from China.
The Book of Lost Things
by Cynthia Voigt
When Max's parents leave the country without him, he must rely on his wits to get by, and before long he is running his own rather unusual business.
The Lions of Little Rock
by Kristin Levine
In 1958 Little Rock, Arkansas, painfully shy twelve-year-old Marlee sees her city and family divided over school integration, but her friendship with Liz, a new student, helps her find her voice and fight against racism.
The Mighty Miss Malone
by Christopher Paul Curtis
With love and determination befitting the "world's greatest family," twelve-year-old Deza Malone, her older brother Jimmie, and their parents endure tough times in Gary, Indiana, and later Flint, Michigan during the Great Depression.
by Wendy McClure
To escape rumored terrors in Kansas, New Yorkers Jack and Frances, eleven, and Frances's brother Harold, seven, jump off an orphan train in 1899 and help new friend Alexander to build Wanderville, a safe place for homeless children.
What the Moon Said
by Gayle Rosengren
When Esther's family moves to a farm during the Great Depression, she soon learns that there are things much more important than that her superstitious mother rarely shows her any affection.