by Jonah Winter illustrated by AG Ford HarperCollins unpaged
Published exactly fifty years after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, JFK is sure to interest young readers. This picture book is very personal and specific – it answers why an Irish Catholic public servant became President [...]
Tui T. Sutherland Scholastic
Are you looking for a captivating series for middle school students? Author Tui Sutherland’s intriguing Wings of Fire is a guaranteed winner. Girls and boys can’t put these books down and wait on the edge of their seats for the next one to be published.
Book One, The Dragonet Prophecy, [...]
by Annemarie O’Brien Knopf Books for Young Readers 193 p.
Are you looking for an unconventional fiction story for one of your young students? Try Lara’s Gift by award winning author Annemarie O’Brien.
Lara was a Russian girl who was trained to do [...]
George E. Ohr Eccentric Genius
by Jan Greenberg & Sandra Jordan Roaring Brook Press 53 p.
Can eccentric old pots be worth their weight in gold? Biloxi, Mississippi Blacksmith Potter, George Ohr, always insisted his “mud babies” were. More than fifty years after his death, they were! Over 5000 pieces were [...]
In typical Sanderson fashion, Steelheart is a compulsive page-turner. You are always on the edge of your seat, wondering what plot-twists and mysteries the next chapter will unfold. The book is set in a semi-post-apocalyptic world where [...]
by Sharon Creech HarperCollins 151 p.
Is prior education and experience necessary to provide adequate care for a child? What about an exceptional child? Newberry Award winning author Sharon Creech provides some insight in this touching novel. Childless, John and Marta find a boy [...]
Homan Walsh and the First Niagara Suspension Bridge
by Alexis O’Neill illustrated by Terry Widener Calkins Creek Books unpaged
Could one long string be the beginning of a great big bridge? Engineer Charles Ellet, Jr., was contracted to build a bridge between Canada and the United States over roaring Niagara Falls. [...]
How Nikola Tesla Lit Up the World
by Elizabeth Rusch Candlewick unpaged
Do you remember your childhood dreams? In Serbia, beginning at three years old, Nikola Tesla began dreaming big dreams and never forgot them. He wanted to use electricity and invisible energy to do great things. By the time [...]
by Todd Strasser Candlewick 258 pages
Fallout is a 1962 Noah’s ark dilemma: only one family had the foresight to build a bomb shelter and the worst happened – a nuclear bomb was dropped. A few neighbors fight their way in behind them while [...]
The Betrayal of Japanese Americans During World War II
by Martin W. Sandler Bloomsbury 176 pages
It was liberation and suppression, side by side during World War II. While the Japanese American soldiers of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team were freeing thousands of Jews from one of the [...]