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P.K. Pinkerton and the Deadly Desperados: P.K. Pinkerton, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Funny, violent Wild West saga of autistic kid vs. killers.
By Caroline Lawrence
(2012)
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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Book Poster Image
age 13+
Zombies invade classic comedy of manners for laughs, groans.
By Seth Grahame-Smith, Jane Austen
(2009)
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Will Sparrow's Road Book Poster Image
age 11+
Colorful characters bring Elizabethan fair to life.
By Karen Cushman
(2012)
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The Dark Unwinding Book Poster Image
age 12+
Thrilling steampunk mystery, romance in Victorian England.
By Sharon Cameron
(2012)
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Dodger Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Clever adventure depicts Victorian streets with sly humor.
By Terry Pratchett
(2012)
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Sophia's War: A Tale of the Revolution Book Poster Image
age 9+
Girl becomes spy in absorbing American Revolution tale.
By Avi
(2012)
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Code Name Verity Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Plot-twisting, heart-wrenching, unforgettable WWII story.
By Elizabeth Wein
(2012)
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Changeling: Order of Darkness, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Tantalizing mix of historical romance, supernatural epic.
By Philippa Gregory
(2012)
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Bridge of Time Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Clever tale of present-day kids lost in 1864 San Francisco.
By Lewis Buzbee
(2012)
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Never Fall Down Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Harrowing true story of boy in Cambodia's Killing Fields.
By Patricia McCormick
(2012)
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Grave Mercy: His Fair Assassin, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Violent tale of assassin nun seeking revenge on men.
By Robin LaFevers
(2012)
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Catherine, Called Birdy Book Poster Image
age 10+
Spirited novel offers warts-and-all view of the Middle Ages.
By Karen Cushman
(1994)
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May B. Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Riveting and moving account of girl's struggle for survival.
By Caroline Starr Rose
(2012)
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Crow Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Irresistible boy narrator faces turn-of-20th-century racism.
By Barbara Wright
(2012)
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Breaking Stalin's Nose Book Poster Image
age 12+
Newbery Honor-winning tale of growing up in Stalinist USSR.
By Eugene Yelchin
(2011)
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Between Shades of Gray Book Poster Image
age 12+
Harrowing, moving account of life in Stalin's labor camps.
By Ruta Sepetys
(2011)
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Cleopatra's Moon Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Exciting novel imagines the life of Cleopatra's daughter.
By Vicky Alvear Shecter
(2011)
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My Name Is Not Easy Book Poster Image
age 12+
Fascinating story of Alaskan kids growing up in the 1960s.
By Debby Dahl Edwardson
(2011)
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Wonderstruck Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Inventive story of runaways in New York, 50 years apart.
By Brian Selznick
(2011)
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Shooting Kabul Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Life and 9/11 through lens of 11-year-old Afghan immigrant.
By N. H. Senzai
(2011)
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