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*2016 Newbery Honor book *Winner of the 2016 Schneider Family Book Award  This New York Times bestseller is an exceptionally moving story of triumph against all odds set during World War 2. For fans of Counting by 7s .   Nine-year-old Ada has never…

The Normans

by Marjorie Chibnall

|January 4, 2001

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This book provides the most comprehensive examination of the Normans available, examining the emergence of the Normans, their characteristics as a group, and their various achievements in war, culture and civilization.

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A masterpiece of the historian’s art, Hugh Thomas’s The Spanish Civil War remains the best, most engrossing narrative of one of the most emblematic and misunderstood wars of the twentieth century. Revised and updated with significant new material,…

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“I am going to tell you how we are treated. I am always hungry.” — Edward B., a student at Onion Lake School (1923) .[I]f I were appointed by the Dominion Government for the express purpose of spreading tuberculosis, there is nothing finer in…

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After her mother is killed in the Blitz and her father in the North Sea, 12-year-old Anna Cooper is sent to live with an uncle she has never met—the Ravenmaster at the Tower of London. Amid the Tower’s old secrets and hidden ghosts, the ravens begin…

These Dark Wings

by John Owen Theobald

|This title releases October 1, 2016

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After her mother is killed in the Blitz and her father in the North Sea, 12-year-old Anna Cooper is sent to live with an uncle she has never met—the Ravenmaster at the Tower of London. Amid the Tower’s old secrets and hidden ghosts, the ravens begin…

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Barbara W. Tuchman—the acclaimed author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning classic The Guns of August —once again marshals her gift for character, history, and sparkling prose to compose an astonishing portrait of medieval Europe.   The…

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A history that is equally entertaining and enlightening, illustrating all of the changes of power and intricacies that are necessary to understand the interrelation between England and Scotland and the Highland and Lowland populations. It shows how Duncan…

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It seems that in the past week 700 people have died of the plague. . . One of the houses in the next street had a red cross painted on the door. Above the cross someone had chalked Lord Have Mercy Upon Us. . . ? A time of horror has come to London. As the bubonic…

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The Irish potato famine of the 1840s, perhaps the most appalling event of the Victorian era, killed over a million people and drove as many more to emigrate to America. It may not have been the result of deliberate government policy, yet British…

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Books VI-X of Livy's monumental work trace Rome's fortunes from its near collapse after defeat by the Gauls in 386 BC to its emergence, in a matter of decades, as the premier power in Italy, having conquered the city-state of Samnium in 293 BC. In this…

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#1 New York Times  Bestseller Newbery Honor Book Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award (Middle School) Wall Street Journal  Best Children's Books of 2015 New York Public Library's 100 Books for Reading and Sharing  An exceptionally moving…