Tuesday, November 4, 2014

New Books - 11/3/14

The Blood of Olympus
by Rick Riordan

Series: Heroes of Olympus, Book 5
Los Angeles: Disney/Hyperion, 2014
516 p.

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
112 p.

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.

Arctic Thaw: Climate Change and the Global Race for Energy Resources
by Stephanie Sammartino McPherson

Minneapolis: Twenty-First Century Books, 2015
64 p.

Examines the controversies arising from the opportunities being created for energy resources in the Arctic, due to global warming.

Colin Fischer
by Ashley Edward Miller & Zach Stentz

New York: Razorbill, 2012
228 p.

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
120 p.

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
231 p.

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.

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