International espionage. Hidden cities. Man-eating rats. Rogue girl scouts. Welcome to the world of the mysterious Kiki Strike. If you're looking for a book with mystery and adventure, or just one where girls kick a little butt, Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City is not to be missed.Categories: Reviews, Staff Pick
In Salem Witch, two friends are torn apart by their fathers' opposing views as judges in Salem, Massachusetts during the witch hunts. I found the story has a chilling reality.
has done well with the difficult task of presenting a very heavy story from two points of view. She also keeps it, I think, at the interest level of a middle-year reader.Categories: Reviews
Ana is a seventeen-year-old Latin American girl who has endured many hardships, and has learned to live with HIV without shame, blame, or fear. Her courage, determination, resilience and loving heart will inspire you. Although written at an intermediate reading level, this biography may be more appropriate for teens due to mature subject content. Includes haunting photos by Mia Baxter and discussion questions for the classroom.Categories: Reviews, Staff Pick
Another book that might fall just beneath the radar deserves a good look. Howtoons, published by the creators of the magazines Make and Craft, teaches kids how to make their own cool toys. Using a graphic novel format, the book follows the exploits of Tucker and Celine, a brother and sister pair who decide to make their own fun.Categories: Reviews, Staff Pick, Fun, websites, New Releases
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