If you like historical fiction and adventure...

Here is a list of titles I think you may enjoy. Good luck and keep reading!

The Ravenmaster's Secret by Elvira Woodruff
Eleven-year-old Forrest lives at the Tower of London prison, where his
father tends the Tower ravens and guards inmates. Forrest's only friends
are his pet raven, his father's prisoners (who all end up dead), and
Ned, the young rat catcher. Soon Forrest's father gets a new prisoner:
Maddie, the beautiful daughter of a Scottish spy. Immediately Forrest
and Maddie become friends. But when she is slated for execution, Forrest
must make some painful choices: Should he commit treason to help her
escape, or obey the law and let his innocent friend be hung?

Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson
Sent with her governess to live with the dreadful Carter family in
exotic Brazil in 1910, Maia endures many hardships before fulfilling her
dream of exploring the Amazon River.

Dear Ellen Bee : a Civil War scrapbook of two Union spies by Mary E.
Lyons, Muriel M. Branch
A scrapbook kept by a young black girl details her experiences and those
of the older white woman, "Miss Bet," who had freed her and her family,
sent her north from Richmond to get an education, and then worked to
bring an end to slavery. Based on the life of Elizabeth Van Lew.

The House of Dies Drear by Virginia Hamilton
A family of five moves into an enormous house once used as a hiding
place for runaway slaves. Mysterious sounds and events and discoveries
of secret passageways make the family believe they are in grave danger.

From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
Claudia knew that she could never pull off the old-fashioned kind of
running away...so she decided not to run FROM somewhere, but TO
somewhere, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. And so,
after some careful planning, she and her younger brother, Jamie, escaped
-- right into a mystery that made headlines!


Just a note, we have not placed these titles on hold for you, but if you
would like to place them hold, you can do so by searching our library
catalog here:
and choosing "Request First Available Copy."

Happy Reading!
Barbara Harris
Youth Services