Middle Grade Young Adult Fiction
Historical fiction and mysteries for ages 10 and up.
Heart of a Samurai
“. . . a terrific biographical novel . . . Heart of a Samurai vividly summons for readers 10-16 not only the story of a remarkable man, but also the turbulent era in which he lived.” — Wall Street Journal
The Bamboo Sword
“Preus spins another suspenseful swashbuckler starring a Japanese boy who finds himself caught between cultures.” — Kirkus, Starred Review
west of the moon
“Like dun silk shot through with gold, Preus interweaves the mesmerizing tale of Astri’s treacherous and harrowing mid-nineteenth century emigration to America with bewitching tales of magic.” — Booklist, Starred Review
“Fans of Nancy Drew and cozy mysteries will find much to appreciate in this story of a modern-day teen sleuth.” — School Library Journal
The Clue in the Trees
“A tight, fast-paced mystery. . . teen readers will enjoy the ties to Greek drama, dragon bones, and the actual heist of maple syrup . . .” — VOYA magazine
Shadow on the mountain
“This is at once a spy thriller, a coming-of-age story, and a chronicle of escalating bravery. Multidimensional characters fill this gripping tale that keeps readers riveted to the end.” — School Library Journal, Starred Review
Ages 3 to 8 (and above).
Did you know that flowers, insects and birds can help predict the weather? Near her lighthouse home, Sophie reads the signs and sounds a warning: “Storm’s Coming!”
“A joyful and respectful homage to trees that have stood the test of time.” — Publishers Weekly
Legend of the ladyslipper
The lady slipper grows in the northern woods to mark the courage and strength of a girl who helped her people by listening carefully to the whispering snow, the rumbling ice, and the dancing northern lights..