Kathryn Lasky: FICTION BOOKS


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#1 Lone Wolf: Abandoned to die beside an icy river, the pup Faolan survives his ride on an ice flow, is adopted by a caring grizzly bear, and has to find his own way to the world of wolves.
#2 Shadow Wolf: A wolf pup is murdered and Faolan is framed for the crime. Faolan’s survival is once again on the line. He must hunt the true culprit ... while his own pack hunts him!
#3 Watch Wolf: A bear cub is snatched by a wolf. The bears are massing, roaring for revenge!
#4 Frost Wolf: Famine has arrived in the Beyond, and the strict order of the clans is beginning to break down.
#5 Spirit Wolf: There's something about Faolan that inspires certain wolves . . . and leaves others deeply suspicious. Now, with a dangerous threat on the horizon, the pack must make a choice. Will they trust the silver outsider with the task of leading? If Faolan can't fulfill his destiny, it could be the end of the wolves of the Beyond.
#6 Star Wolf: A great cold has seized the Beyond. The warmth of summer, the smell of sweet grass and the great caribou migrations are distant memories. Now the wolves know only ice, dark, snow and endless cold. The order that kept the wolf clans strong for thousands of years has broken down completely. Will the wolves trust young Faolan to lead them?

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Lost Tales of Ga’Hoole: Otulissa tells the never-before-known tales of characters in the world of Ga'Hoole. Learn of Fritha’s secret identity, the treachery and heartache that once befell the Plonk sisters, the family tales that Cleve has long held close to his heart, and much more.
#1 The Capture: When Soren is pushed from his family's nest, he is captured by agents from a mysterious school for orphaned owls, St. Aggie's. Soren quickly discovers that there is more to St. Aggie's than meets the eye.
#2 The Journey: Soren, Gylfie, Twilight, and Digger travel to the Great Ga'Hoole Tree, a mythical place where an order of owls rises each night to perform noble deeds.
#3 The Rescue: Soren must make sense of the mysterious disappearance of his mentor, Ezylryb. In this process, he must fight a ferocious foe who wears a terrifying metal beak, sharpened for battle.
#4 The Siege: There's a war between good and evil in the owl kingdom. Soren and the owls of the Great Ga'Hoole Tree must fight to protect their legendary tree from the attacks of Soren's fearsome brother, Kludd.
#5 The Shattering: In the midst of war, Eglantine unwittingly becomes a spy for Kludd, leader of the Pure Ones.
#6 The Burning: Soren and his band are sent to the mysterious Northern Kingdoms to gather allies and learn the art of war in preparation for the coming cataclysmic battle against the sinister Pure Ones.
#7 The Hatchling: Kludd is dead. Nyra, his mate, is determined that her hatchling, Nyroc, will fulfill his father's destiny. But Nyroc is a poor student of evil.
#8 The Outcast: Nyroc has exiled himself from the Pure Ones. He flies alone. He yearns for a place he only half believes in—the Great Ga'Hoole tree, and his uncle—the near mythic Soren.
#9 The First Collier: With his last breath Ezylryb urges Soren and Coryn to read the ancient Legends of Ga’Hoole— the true legends recorded by those who lived them. For it's only through the legends that Soren and the young, inexperienced king will learn of the great promise and great danger the future holds for the Guardians of Ga’Hoole.
#10 The Coming of Hoole: To keep him safe, Grank brings Hrath's heir, the chick named Hoole, to Beyond the Beyond, a strange land of fiery volcanoes in a barren, icy landscape.
#11 To Be a King: The power of the one Ember fires the young king’s very gizzard and he grows great. But for young Hoole there is a danger much closer than treacherous lords and the poison of half-hags.
#12 The Golden Tree: Soren and the Band are back! Coryn has retrieved the ember and it seems a golden age is dawning at the Great Tree. But all that is golden is not necessarily good.
#13 The River of Wind: Coryn and the Band have returned to the Great Ga'Hoole Tree and restored order. Meanwhile, deep in the Palace of Mists, Bess finds an ancient map fragment that reveals that there are not five owl kingdoms but six. Coryn and the Chaw of Chaws set off to find this unknown land.
#14 Exile: The Striga, former dragon owl from the Middle Kingdom, has come to stay at the great tree. He grows close to Coryn, with whom he shares a strange bond. With his hold over Coryn, he accuses the Band of treason. They are exiled, and hunted mercilessly.
#15 The War of the Ember: In a long-empty cave deep in the Northern Kingdoms two ruthless villains join forces to conjure an ancient evil, an evil that will do their bidding and wreak havoc on the world. Two armies grow. Gadfeathers, bears, dire wolves, and greenowls join with the Guardians, while on the other side ancient evil takes to the sky.
A Guide Book to the Great Tree: A volume by the Great Tree's very own Otulissa that tells of the history, life, and spirit of the tree. Lift this tome to your eyes, and learn what it is to be a Guardian!
Lost Tales of Ga’Hoole: Guided by the Knower, Otulissa has studied long in the libraries of the Others; she has probed the ancient lore of the strange and powerful dire wolves of the Beyond. And at the Great Ga'Hoole tree itself she has uncovered secret histories of Guardians she thought she knew well! Attention Dear Reader! Great mysteries will be revealed to the attuned mind in these last Lost Tales of the Great Tree!
Recent Novels
Ashes: Berlin, 1932: In many ways thirteen-year-old Gabriella Schramm lives a charmed, carefree life. She loves her parents and her sister, Ulla. She loves her new literature teacher. She loves her family’s summer lake house, next door to Albert Einstein’s. And most of all, Gaby loves books. But soon she begins losing these things as Hitler unstoppably climbs to power.
Chasing Orion: It is the summer of 1952 and polio has broken out in Indiana. Pools, camps, theaters, and almost all public spaces are closed for fear of spreading the terrifying disease. Eleven-year-old Georgie never thought she would come as close to polio as she does when she meets a new neighbor, Phyllis, who is encased in an iron lung.
Hawksmaid: You thought that you knew the legend of Robin Hood, but this is the untold story. Kathryn Lasky soars to magnificent new heights here, giving us a bold tale of bravery and romance. In Guardians of Ga’hoole, Lasky explores the behavior of owls. Now she uses her extensive research on hawks and the sport of falconry to again render a world that seamlessly blends natural history and fantasy.
Daughters of the Sea
Hannah:  Hannah wants to be normal, but she’s not. While others in Boston complain of the  moody sea, it beckons her. The sea’s billowing waves soothe her, while rolling fields make her ill. Hannah leaves a ring of salt in the bathtub at night, and can see a faint tracing of scales on her feet. There is something in her that’s different, wrong, and deeply thrilling. 
May: On a desolate island off the coast of Maine, for May Plum, the lighthouse keepers daughter,  life is monotonous, restrictive and dangerously dry. Ensnared in a web of tensions between her  beloved father and her vindictive mother there is scarcely room to breathe. By May craves water more than air.
Lucy: A choice between love and survival . . .Lucy's family is excited to spend the summer in Bar Harbor, Maine. Her minister father is pleased to preside over such a prestigious congregation, and his social-climbing wife is ecstatic at the chance to find a rich husband for her daughter.
Yet Lucy wants nothing to do with the Bar Harbor social scene; she's simply excited to spend the summer by the sea, watching the waves from her favorite spot on the cliff. Despite having never gone swimming, Lucy feels an intense connection to the ocean, and meets a handsome ship-builder who shows Lucy a world she's never known, yet somehow always longed for.

The Deadlies
The Deadlies are a very nice family of well mannered spiders who just happened to be incredibly toxic. it's not their fault that their venom is so harmful. They would never hurt anyone!

Felix Takes the Stage
Spiders On the Case

The Royal Diaries:
Elizabeth I: Red Rose of the House of Tudor, England 1544: Daughter of a fallen queen, young Princess Elizabeth lives a complicated and dangerous life. The childhood of one of England's greatest monarchs is revealed in the form a diary.
Mary, Queen of Scots: Queen Without a Country, France 1553: Mary is sent from her native Scotland to live in the court of her future father-in-law, King Henry II of France.
Marie Antoinette: Princess of Versailles, Austria-France 1769: Young Marie Antoinette is to be married off to the eldest grandson of the French king Louis XV. To prepare her for this awesome responsibility, she must be trained to write, read, speak French, dress, act... even breathe.
Jahanara: Princess of Princesses, India 1627: Jahanara, favorite daughter of Emperor Shah Jahan, tells of family jealousies, court intrigues, and war strategies, as well as the extravagant lifestyle of her royal family.
Kazunomiya: Prisoner of Heaven, Japan 1858: Kazunomiya lives an extremely sheltered life. However, when a Japanese general signs a treaty with the white-faced men from America, uncertainty and turmoil erupt in the kingdom.
Dear America:
Journey to the New World: Twelve-year-old Mem presents a diary account of the trip she and her family made on the Mayflower in 1620 and their first year in the New World.
Dreams in the Golden Country: Twelve-year-old Zippy, a Jewish immigrant from Russia, tells of the first eighteen months of her family's life on the Lower East Side of New York City in 1903-1904.
Christmas After All: Eleven-year-old Minnie Swift recounts how her family dealt with the difficult times during the Depression and how the arrival of an orphan from Texas changed their lives in Indianapolis just before Christmas 1932.
A Time for Courage: Thirteen-year-old Kathleen Bowen tells of her life in Washington, D.C. in 1917, as she juggles concerns about the national battle for women's suffrage, the war in Europe, and her own school work and family.
My Name is America:
The Journal of Augustus Pelletier: Fourteen-year-old Gus, the youngest member of Lewis and Clark's Corps of Discovery, tells of his adventures during the expedition.
My America:
Hope In My Heart, Sofia's Ellis Island Diary (Book One): When Sofia and her family arrive in Ellis Island after a long and difficult journey from Italy, a cruel twist of fate separates Sofia from her parents and sends her into quarantine.
Home at Last: Sofia's Immigrant Diary (Book Two): After her dramatic reunion with her family, Sofia moves to the North End of Boston, where the Monaris start their new lives in their new country.
An American Spring: Sofia's Immigrant Diary (Book Three): Sofia continues to chronicle life in her new home, the North End of Boston, as her best friend Maureen comes to live with her, and her parents open their own store.
Dancing Through Fire: Welcome to 19th century Paris, and the world of Degas's dancers. Against the fiery backdrop of war, the beauty of the ballet sustains and strengthens 13-year-old Sylvie, a pupil at the Paris Opera Ballet.
Starbuck Twin Mysteries:
Double Trouble Squared: Using the detective skills of their hero, Sherlock Holmes, the twins set out to solve a puzzle that takes them on an exciting journey through the streets of London.
Shadows in the Water: When the Starbuck family moves to a houseboat in the Florida Keys, Liberty and July discover they share a wonderful telepathic link with the dolphins in the area.
A Voice in the Wind: Before the Starbuck family embarks on a trip to New Mexico, a whisper comes through the wind to Liberty. It leads her and her twin, July, to an ancient hillside dwelling that was the site of a tragedy.
Camp Princess:
#1 Born to Rule: Are you growing tired of royal balls and boring banquets with visiting kings and princes?  Do you long to escape the confines of the palace and find yourself in a completely new place, surrounded by other princesses your own age? Camp Princess is the perfect place for any princess to find a summer of magical fun!
#2 Unicorns? Get Real!: When rumors of wild unicorns come to Camp Princess, there's a frenzy of excitement as the royal maidens prepare for the Unicorn Round-Up.
Stand Alone Titles:
The Last Girls of Pompeii: In Pompeii, in the summer of A.D. 79, Julia and Sura appear to lead opposite lives. But when Mt. Vesuvius erupts, Julia’s and Sura's fates are forever altered, forcing them both to face the true meaning of freedom.
Blood Secret: A dramatic historical saga that brings the reader face-to-face with some of the worst atrocities ever committed against humankind in the name of God.
Broken Song: The year is 1897, and gifted violinist Reuven Bloom endures ghastly treatment as a Jew in Russia. Now he has only one goal: escape. With his baby sister strapped to his back, Reuven sets off toward an unknown freedom.
Star Split: Genetically enhanced like others of her privileged class, Darci Murlowe, a typical if somewhat lonely teenager in the year 3038, is shocked to find that her parents are part of an underground movement to save the genetic future of humanity.
Alice Rose and Sam: Alice Rose, an irrepressible twelve-year-old, shares adventures with Mark Twain, an outlandish reporter on her father's newspaper in Virginia City, Nevada, during the 1860s.
True  North:The lives of two young women, an abolitionist's granddaughter and a fugitive slave girl, intersect on the Underground Railroad in 1858.
Beyond the Burning Time: When, in the winter of 1691, accusations of witchcraft surface in her small New England village, twelve-year-old Mary Chase fights to save her mother from execution.
Memoirs of a Bookbat: Fourteen-year-old Harper, an avid reader of fantasy who must hide her books from her fundamentalist parents, comes to realize that their public promotion of censorship threatens her freedom to make her own choices.
Night Journey: Young Rachel persuades her great-grandmother, Nana Sashie, to tell her of her family's daring escape from the dangers of Tsarist Russia.
The Bone Wars: In the mid-1870s, young teenage scout Thad Longsworth finds his destiny linked with that of three rival teams of paleontologists searching for dinosaur bones, as the Great Plains Indians prepare to go to war against the white man.
Pageant: Sarah Benjamin, a Jewish teenager on the brink of Kennedy's New Frontier, wonders if she can endure four more years of Stuart Hall, Indianapolis's most exclusive, very Christian, and impossibly stuffy school for girls.
Beyond the Divide: In 1849, a fourteen-year-old Amish girl joins a wagon train west with her father after he has been shunned by their community.
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