NEW FICTION BOOKS AT CAL YOUNG FOR 2008-2009!

In another time and place in history…


Bloodline by Cary, Kate ~ WWI vampire story (See Fantasy)

The Boy Who Dared by Bartoletti, Susan Campbell
Raised during the rise of the Nazi party, Helmuth believed all that he was taught
and so joined the Nazi party with all the pride in the world, yet as the country he
once knew began to fall apart and he witnessed so many horrific events unfold,
Helmuth found it increasingly difficult to remain both loyal and silent.

Castle Corona by Creech, Sharon; Diaz, David
Two orphaned peasant children discover a mysterious pouch, the contents of
which lead them to the majestic Castle Corona, where their lives may be
transformed forever. 2007

Diamond of Drury Lane by Golding, Julia (See Mystery)

Dragon's Child : A Story of Angel Island
by Yep, Laurence; Yep, Kathleen S., Dr.
In 1922, ten-year-old Gim Lew leaves his village in China to accompany his
father to America, but before they go he must pass a test--without stuttering--at
California's Angel Island, where strict officials strive to keep out unwanted
immigrants. 2008

Genghis : Birth of an Empire by Iggulden, Conn
From the critically acclaimed author of the Emperor series comes a sweeping
novel chronicling the rise to power of Genghis Khan, one of the world's most
powerful and fearsome rulers, from his tragic beginnings, to the murder of his
father, to his legendary exploits as a feared warrior who conquered much of the
known world. 2007

Iron Thunder : The Battle Between the Monitor & the Merrimac: A Civil War
Novel by Avi; Mordan, C. B. (ILT)
Accompanied by period illustrations, photographs, and maps, this exciting
historical novel follows thirteen-year-old Tom Carroll as he, after his father is
killed during the Civil War, finds work at a bustling ironworks to help support his
family, which makes him a target of Confederate spies. 2007

Parade of Shadows by Whelan, Gloria
In 1907, sixteen-year-old Julia Hamilton, happy to accompany her diplomat father
on a tour of the Ottoman-controlled cities of Istambul, Damascus, Palmyra, and
Aleppo, soon finds the journey increasingly hazardous as she begins to uncover
her father's true mission and the secret motivations of the other travelers in their
group. 2007

Primavera by Beaufrand, Mary Jane
Growing up in Renaissance Italy, Flora sees her family's fortunes ebb, but
encounters with the artist Botticelli and the guidance of her nurse teach her to
look past the material world to the beauty already in her life. 2008

Redheaded Princess by Rinaldi, Ann
In 1542, nine-year-old Lady Elizabeth lives on an estate near London, striving to
get back into the good graces of her father, King Henry VIII, and as the years
pass she faces his death and those of other close relatives until she finds herself
next in line to ascend the throne of England in 1558. 2008

Red Moon at Sharpsburg by Wells, Rosemary
Finding courage she never thought she had, a young Southern girl musters the
strength and wit to survive the ravages of the Civil War and keep her family
together through it all. 2007

Red Necklace : A Story of the French Revolution by Gardner, Sally
Set against the French Revolution, fourteen-year-old orphan Yann Margoza's
encounter with a shy heiress, twelve-year-old Sido, changes his life after turmoil
in their country takes hold and he becomes the only one who can rescue her
from the evil Count Kalliovski. 2008

Royal Diaries:

Catherine : The Great Journey by Gregory, Kristiana

Elizabeth I, Red Rose of the House of Tudor by Lasky, Kathryn

Kazunomiya : Prisoner of Heaven by Lasky, Kathryn

Kristina, the Girl King by Meyer, Carolyn

Lady of Palenque : Flower of Bacal, Mesoamerica, A.D. 749
by Kirwan, Anna

Mary, Queen of Scots : Queen Without a Country by Lasky, Kathryn

Weetamoo, Heart of the Pocassets by Smith, Patricia Clark

Snow Falling in Spring : Coming of Age in China During the Cultural
Revolution by Li, Moying
Bringing to life a dark time in China's history, this powerful memoir follows the
author, who, during the summer of 1966 when student Red Guards launched
brutal assaults and forced confessions, finds solace in a world of imagination and
learning when her father smuggles a reading list of banned books to her from
labor camp. 2008

Tamar by Peet, Mal
In England in 1995, fifteen-year-old Tamar, grief-stricken by the puzzling death of
her beloved grandfather, slowly begins to uncover the secrets of his life in the
Dutch resistance during the last year of the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands,
and the climactic events that forever cast a shadow on his life and that of his
family. 2007

Turning by Whelan, Gloria
In the months leading up to the August 1991 coup attempt that resulted in the
collapse of communism in the Soviet Union, a young dancer with the Kirov Ballet
struggles to decide whether to defect while on an upcoming trip to Paris. 2006