New for 2020

Brush up on your French for a historical novel set in WWII France and a chapter book featuring a very small voyageur.

The village of Scoundrels

Based on the true story of the French villagers in WWII who saved thousands of Jews, this novel tells how a group of young teenagers stood up for what is right. Learn more >

The Littlest Voyageur

A red squirrel, Jean Pierre Petit Le Rouge, stows away on a canoe to fulfill his dream of joining a group of voyageurs—men who paddle canoes filled with goods to a trading post thousands of miles away. Learn more >



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

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The Bamboo Sword

“Preus spins another suspenseful swashbuckler starring a Japanese boy who finds himself caught between cultures.” — Kirkus, Starred Review

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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

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Enchantment Lake

“Fans of Nancy Drew and cozy mysteries will find much to appreciate in this story of a modern-day teen sleuth.”School Library Journal

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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

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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

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Picture Books

Ages 3 to 8 (and above).


storm’s coming!

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!”

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“A joyful and respectful homage to trees that have stood the test of time.” — Publishers Weekly

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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..

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