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“I pray that God forgive them...” Corrie Ten Boom stood naked with her older sister Betsie, watching a concentration camp matron beating a prisoner. “Oh, the poor woman,” Corrie cried. “Yes. May God forgive her,” Betsie…

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The Visual Geography Series reveals the history and government, economy, people, geography, and cultural life of countries around the world. Supports the national curriculum standards Culture; Time, Continuity, and Change; People, Places, and Environments;…

The Mad Trapper

by Rudy Wiebe

|January 29, 2003

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When it began, he was just another stranger without a name. When it ended, he was the most notorious criminal in North America, the object of the largest manhunt in RCMP history. This is the story of Albert Johnson, the Mad Trapper, a silent man of superhuman…

Greener Grass

by Caroline Pignat

|October 1, 2008

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Kit Byrne's family is a strong one, but their strength and unity are being severely tested, as life becomes more and more desperate in 19th century rural Ireland. Lord Fraser is the wealthy landowner, from which the Byrne's and many other families rent their…

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ALA Best Books for Young Adults 2009 nominee On the 2009 USBBY list of Outstanding International Books White Pine nominee, 2009 On Resource Link's "Best of 2008" List On the Cooperative Children's Book Center Best-of-the-Year list for 2009 Canadian Children's…

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"A triumphantly moving book."  — Kirkus Reviews , starred review Hannah dreads going to her family's Passover Seder—she's tired of hearing her relatives talk about the past. But when she opens the front door to symbolically welcome the…

The Upstairs Room

by Johanna Reiss

|October 30, 1990

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A Life in Hiding When the German army occupied Holland, Annie de Leeuw was eight years old. Because she was Jewish, the occupation put her in grave danger-she knew that to stay alive she would have to hide. Fortunately, a Gentile family, the Oostervelds, offered…

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The Second World War was a time of terrible injustices. It was also a time of incredible bravery. My Canary Yellow Star is the remarkable story of one of the last century’s greatest heroes, Raoul Wallenberg, who was responsible for saving as many as 100,000…

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The author considers the various factors which helped to forge German unity: the role of Bismarck; the growth of liberalism and nationalism within Germany; the state of European politics prior to 1871; and the impact of a burgeoning German economy.

T4: A Novel

by Ann Clare LeZotte

|September 22, 2008

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It is 1939. Paula Becker, thirteen years old and deaf, lives with her family in a rural German town. As rumors swirl of disabled children quietly disappearing, a priest comes to her family's door with an offer to shield Paula from an uncertain fate. When the…

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The North-West Mounted Police was created in 1873 by Prime Minister John A. Macdonald in order to allow the fledgling nation of Canada to assert its authority over a vast tract of land in the West purchased from the Hudson's Bay Company. That early company of…

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For centuries, Europeans sought the elusive Northwest Passage that would link Europe to the Far East and China. Early visitors to Canada's northern coasts included Viking sailors and Basque whalers. Then came the prominent explorers -- John Cabot, Vasco da Gama,…