Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War by Steve Sheinkin Middle School, High School Roaring Brook 361 pp. 9/15 978-1-59643-952-8 $19.99 g Without a wasted word or scene, and with the timing and prowess of a writer of thrillers, Sheinkin takes on a spectacularly complex story — and makes it […]
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Bomb: The Race to Build — and Steal — the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin (Flash Point/Roaring Brook) While comprehensive in his synthesis of the political, historical, and scientific aspects of the creation of the first nuclear weapon, Sheinkin focuses his account with an extremely alluring angle: the spies. The book opens in […]
The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights by Steve Sheinkin Middle School Roaring Brook 190 pp. 1/14 978-1-59643-796-8 $19.99 g e-book ed. 978-1-59643-983-2 $9.99 Sheinkin follows Bomb (rev. 11/12) with an account of another aspect of the Second World War, stemming from an incident that seems small in scope but […]
Shadows of Sherwood: A Robyn Hoodlum Adventure by Kekla Magoon Intermediate, Middle School Bloomsbury 359 pp. 8/15 978-1-61963-634-7 $16.99 g e-book ed. 978-1-61963-635-4 $13.99 When twelve-year-old Robyn Loxley sneaks out in search of a voltage adapter for her latest project, she has no idea that the junkyard’s guard dog will be the least of her […]
Boom Snot Twitty: This Way That Way by Doreen Cronin; illus. by Renata Liwska Preschool Viking 40 pp. 6/15 978-0-670-78577-3 $16.99 g On the opening endpapers of this gentle story, the unfortunately named Snot (a snail) is happily gathering blueberries and putting them in a basket. The title page shows Boom (a bear) and Twitty […]