Tuesday, November 4, 2014
New Books - 11/3/14
by Rick Riordan
Series: Heroes of Olympus, Book 5
Los Angeles: Disney/Hyperion, 2014
The Greek and Roman demigods must simultaneously prevent the earth mother, Gaea, from waking and stop war from breaking out at Camp Half-Blood.
The King's Dragon
by Scott Chantler
Series: Three Thieves, Book 4
Toronto, ON: Kids Can Press, 2014
While waiting for Dessa, Topper, and Fisk to emerge from a healing community where he is sure they have taken shelter, Captain Drake remembers his early days as a member of the King's Dragons and the web of intrigue that his younger, more idealistic, self was drawn into, and wonders if the key to catching the three thieves could lie in his own dark past.
by Stephanie Sammartino McPherson
Minneapolis: Twenty-First Century Books, 2015
Examines the controversies arising from the opportunities being created for energy resources in the Arctic, due to global warming.
by Ashley Edward Miller & Zach Stentz
New York: Razorbill, 2012
A boy with autism teams up with the high school bully to get to the bottom of a cafeteria crime.
The White House is Burning: August 24, 1814
by Jane Sutcliffe
Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge, 2014
Describes the events of August 24, 1814, the day during the War of 1812 that British troops entered Washington, D.C., and proceeded to pillage and burn the nation's capital city, as reflected in first-hand accounts in diaries, journeys, letters, and other communications.
The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible--On Schindler's List : a Memoir
by Leon Leyson, with Marilyn J. Harran and Elisabeth B. Leyson
New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2013
Leon Leyson describes growing up in Poland, being forced from home to ghetto to concentration camps by the Nazis, and being saved by Oskar Schindler.