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The King With Dirty Feet

The King With Dirty Feet
  • Author(s): Rhiannon Sanderson (illustrator), Sally Pomme Clayton
  • Location(s): India
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): N/A

There once was a king who hated bath time so much that he never washed. He was a very smelly king! The king is finally persuaded to bathe in the river but no matter how clean the rest of...

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The King’s Rifle

The King’s Rifle
  • Author(s): Biyi Bandele-Thomas
  • Location(s): Burma (Myanmar)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1944

It’s winter 1944 and the Second World War is entering its most crucial state. A few months ago fourteen-year-old Ali Banana was a blacksmith’s apprentice in his rural hometown in West Africa; now he’s trekking through the Burmese jungle....

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The Kingdom

The Kingdom
  • Author(s): Jo Nesbo
  • Location(s): Norway
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

Jo Nesbo, author of the number one bestselling Harry Hole series, is back with a tense and atmospheric thriller about two brothers bound together by dark secrets. When Roy and Carl’s parents die suddenly, sixteen-year-old Roy is left as...

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The Kingdom of Roses and Thorns

The Kingdom of Roses and Thorns
  • Author(s): Debra Liebenow Daly
  • Location(s): Swaziland
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

The Kingdom of Swaziland, in southern Africa, boasts breathtaking mountain ranges, friendly people and a peaceful political climate. Scratch the surface, and one finds a country battling the ravages of the world’s worst HIV/AIDS epidemic, devastating poverty, and the...

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The Kingdom of the Wicked

The Kingdom of the Wicked
  • Author(s): Anthony Burgess
  • Location(s): Middle East, Rome
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1st Century AD

Sadoc, son of Azor, a retired shipping clerk lying diseased and dying on the outreaches of the Roman Empire, sets down for future generations a tale of epic proportions: he is charged with recounting no less an event than...

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The Kitchen Boy: A Novel of the Last Tsar

The Kitchen Boy: A Novel of the Last Tsar
  • Author(s): Robert Alexander
  • Location(s): Russia
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Russian Revolution

Drawing from decades of work, travel, and research in Russia, Robert Alexander re-creates the tragic, perennially fascinating story of the final days of Nicholas and Alexandra Romanov as seen through the eyes of their young kitchen boy, Leonka. Now...

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The Kitchen God’s Wife

The Kitchen God’s Wife
  • Author(s): Amy Tan
  • Location(s): California, Shanghai
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1920s to 1950s

Pearl Louie Brandt has a terrible secret which she tries desperately to keep from her mother, Winne Louie. And Winnie has long kept her own secrets – about her past and the confusing circumstances of Pearl’s birth. Fate intervenes...

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The Kitchen House

The Kitchen House
  • Author(s): Kathleen Grissom
  • Location(s): Virginia
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): pre US Civil War

When a white servant girl violates the order of plantation society, she unleashes a tragedy that exposes the worst and best in the people she has come to call her family. Orphaned while onboard ship from Ireland, seven-year-old Lavinia...

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The Kite Rider

The Kite Rider
  • Author(s): Geraldine McCaughrean
  • Location(s): China
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): Ancient China

Haoyou knows that his father’s spirit lives among the clouds above Ancient China. He also knows that to save his mother from being forced into a new marriage he must now follow in his father’s footsteps and take to...

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The Kite that Bridged Two Nations: Homan Walsh and the First Niagara Suspension Bridge

The Kite that Bridged Two Nations: Homan Walsh and the First Niagara Suspension Bridge
  • Author(s): Alexis O'Neill, Terry Widener
  • Location(s): Niagara Falls (NY)
  • Genre(s): Children, Historical
  • Era(s): Mid-19th century

This picture book is based on the true story of Homan J. Walsh, an ordinary boy born in Ireland and raised in Niagara Falls, NY. In 1848, Homan entered a kite-flying contest. The winner’s kite string would span Niagara...

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