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Paul lives in a French village which has been occupied by Nazis since 1940. One night Paul's best friend is taken away. Then Paul decides to join the ... [Read More]
Paul lives in a French village which has been occupied by Nazis since 1940. One night Paul's best friend is taken away. Then Paul decides to join the Resistance against the German occupation of his country, helping to get Allied prisoners of war and agents out of the country. Will he ever find out what happened to his good friend?
Theme: Historical Fiction, War/Children and War, Spy
Eliza Boom—assistant inventor, junior spy, and full-on fantastic—investigates a case of puppy love in this second book of a chapter book s... [Read More]
Eliza Boom—assistant inventor, junior spy, and full-on fantastic—investigates a case of puppy love in this second book of a chapter book series packed with jokes, doodles, and dear-diary secrets! When Einstein, Eliza’s faithful (and furry) lab assistant and best friend (and dog), falls in love with the next door neighbor’s dog, Eliza only wants to help smooth the path to happiness for the canine pair. Unfortunately, the new neighbor, Mrs. McNice, seems to have other ideas. In fact, Eliza is convinced that Mrs. McNice isn’t as nice as she seems. But no one will believe her. Can Eliza invent the perfect gadget to help her reveal the truth? Or is Einstein’s budding romance doomed to failed puppy love?
Theme: Mystery, Spy
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy meets Guardians of the Galaxy in this intergalactic middle-grade adventure by Chris Wooding. If he had it his way... [Read More]
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy meets Guardians of the Galaxy in this intergalactic middle-grade adventure by Chris Wooding. If he had it his way, Jack would spend his days drawing aliens and epic space battles. But it seems Jack's daydreams of action and adventure will remain just that: daydreams. Until his 12th birthday, that is. That's when Thomas, the annoying kid from school, stumbles upon a weird machine that sends a beam of light into the sky. Suddenly, Jack's world is turned upside down when intergalactic beings appear on Earth and try to kill him. His only hope for survival is a ragtag team of alien bounty hunters: Boston Sark, Mazzy, Dunk, and Ilara. Through his new companions, Jack learns of the mysterious Gradius Clench, a precocious superspy and the universe's most wanted kid. And he looks just like Jack! Now, the race is on to find this elusive Gradius Clench -- through fantastic landscapes, seedy pirate hideaways, and worlds Jack could only imagine -- and maybe, just maybe, figure out how Jack fits into all of this...
A warning to all young ladies of delicate breeding who wish to embark upon lives of adventure: Don't. Sixteen-year-old Peggy is a well-bred orphan who... [Read More]
A warning to all young ladies of delicate breeding who wish to embark upon lives of adventure: Don't. Sixteen-year-old Peggy is a well-bred orphan who is coerced into posing as a lady in waiting at the palace of King George I. Life is grand, until Peggy starts to suspect that the girl she's impersonating might have been murdered. Unless Peggy can discover the truth, she might be doomed to the same terrible fate. But in a court of shadows and intrigue, anyone could be a spy-perhaps even the handsome young artist with whom Peggy is falling in love . . .History and mystery spark in this effervescent series debut.
Teddy Fitzroy’s back for another zoo mystery—this time it’s a koala caper—in this action-packed follow-up to Belly Up that Sch... [Read More]
Teddy Fitzroy’s back for another zoo mystery—this time it’s a koala caper—in this action-packed follow-up to Belly Up that School Library Journal called a “whopper of a whodunit that delivers plenty of suspects, action, slapstick, gross bodily functions, red herrings, and animal trivia.” School troublemaker Vance Jessup thinks Teddy Fitzroy’s home at FunJungle, a state-of-the-art zoo and theme park, is the perfect place for a cruel prank. Vance bullies Teddy into his scheme, but the plan goes terribly awry. Teddy sneaks into the koala exhibit to hide out until the chaos dies down. But when the koala goes missing, Teddy is the only person caught on camera entering and exiting the exhibit. Teddy didn’t commit the crime—but if he can’t find the real culprit, he’ll be sent to juvie as a convicted koala-napper.
Theme: Mystery, Spy
In 1776, fifteen-year-old Francisca escapes a dangerous life in the Bahamas by posing as a wealthy shipwreck victim, and soon finds herself a spy for ... [Read More]
In 1776, fifteen-year-old Francisca escapes a dangerous life in the Bahamas by posing as a wealthy shipwreck victim, and soon finds herself a spy for George Washington in New York.
Theme: Historical Fiction, Spy
Shadow on the Mountain recounts the adventures of a 14-year-old Norwegian boy named Espen during World War II. After Nazi Germany invades and occupies... [Read More]
Shadow on the Mountain recounts the adventures of a 14-year-old Norwegian boy named Espen during World War II. After Nazi Germany invades and occupies Norway, Espen and his friends are swept up in the Norwegian resistance movement. Espen gets his start by delivering illegal newspapers, then graduates to the role of courier and finally becomes a spy, dodging the Gestapo along the way. During five years under the Nazi regime, he gains-and loses-friends, falls in love, and makes one small mistake that threatens to catch up with him as he sets out to escape on skis over the mountains to Sweden. Preus incorporates archival photographs, maps, and other images to tell this story based on the real-life adventures of Norwegian Erling Storrusten, whom Preus interviewed in Norway. Praise for Shadow on the Mountain STARRED REVIEWS "Newbery Honor winner Preus infuses the story with the good-natured humor of a largely unified, peace-loving people trying to keep their sanity in a world gone awry. Based on a true story, the narrative is woven with lively enough daily historical detail to inspire older middle-grade readers to want to learn more about the Resistance movement and imitate Espen's adventures." -Kirkus Reviews, starred review "This engrossing offering sheds light on the Norwegians' courage during World War II. Preus masterfully weds a story of friendship with the complications faced by 14-year-old Espen and his friends as Nazi restrictions and atrocities become part of their everyday lives...This is at once a spy thriller, a coming-of-age story, and a chronicle of escalating bravery. Multidimensional characters fill this gripping tale that keeps readers riveted to the end." -School Library Journal, starred review "A closely researched historical novel... relates this wartime tale with intelligence and humor...Ms. Preus deftly uses together historical fact (Espen is based on a real-life spy) and elements of Norwegian culture to conjure a time and place not so terribly long ago." -The Wall Street Journal "Margi Preus, who won a Newbery honor for Heart of a Samurai, returns with another riveting work of historical fiction... This fine novel, which includes an author's note, a timeline, a bibliography and even a recipe for invisible ink, is based on extensive research... The result is an authentic coming-of-age story, perfect for readers fascinated by the diary of Anne Frank or Lois Lowry's classic, Number the Stars." -BookPage "The final chapters, which chronicle Espen's dramatic escape to Sweden-days and nights of mountain skiing, Nazis in hot pursuit-take the book into adventure-thriller territory without losing the humanity that characterizes Preus's account." -The Horn Book Magazine "Preus makes crystal clear the life imperiling risks that Espen undertakes and the danger to his family." -The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "As readers understand the risks that Espen took, they will want to learn more about this period. That Espen escaped to Sweden by traveling at night on skis with five different guides should intrigue them." -Library Media Connection Awards VOYA Top Shelf for Middle School Readers 2012 list 2013 Notable Books for a Global Society Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award
Theme: Historical Fiction, Spy, Suspense, War/Children and War
AUSTIN POWERS meets CHERUB! Fighter planes, evil masterminds and brilliant gadgets - Agents Yankee, Zulu and X-ray are back to save the day (and make ... [Read More]
AUSTIN POWERS meets CHERUB! Fighter planes, evil masterminds and brilliant gadgets - Agents Yankee, Zulu and X-ray are back to save the day (and make it in to school on Monday morning).The Secret Team of Intrepid-Natured Kids Battling Odious Masterminds, Basically (phew!) is BACK! And this time they're in deep . . . As London prepares to host the annual Student Games, MI6's team of child agents has a new mission: to protect the Prime Minister's son - who is competing in the games - from the vengeful and villainous Evelyn Tension (say it slowly). With her face-mapping-quick-drying-liquid-latex-mask gun she has the power to change her appearance with a squeeze of the trigger. Will S.T.I.N.K.B.O.M.B. be able to keep her at (bionic) arm's length?
Zac's family holiday is boooooring - until he gets his latest mission: find and rescue a top GIB agent missing near the Vanishing Tomb somewhere in th... [Read More]
Zac's family holiday is boooooring - until he gets his latest mission: find and rescue a top GIB agent missing near the Vanishing Tomb somewhere in the Amber Sands. The tomb keeps vanishing and once inside, booby traps are everywhere. Zac will need more than a bag full of super-cool gadgets to complete the mission - and get out alive! The Zac Power books are perfect engaging titles for the reluctant reader. Featuring action, adventure, technological gadgets, humour, and the coolest protagonist since James Bond, they are both an excellent and entertaining read.
Theme: Spy, Good for Reluctant Readers