SECRET SOLDIERS: HOW THE U.S. TWENTY-THIRD SPECIAL TROOPS FOOLED THE NAZIS, by Paul B. Janeczko, Candlewick Press

What do set design, sound effects, and showmanship have to do with winning World War II? Meet the Ghost Army that played a surprising role in helping to deceive -- and defeat -- the Nazis. In his third book about deception during war, Paul B. Janeczko focuses his lens on World War II and the … Continue reading SECRET SOLDIERS: HOW THE U.S. TWENTY-THIRD SPECIAL TROOPS FOOLED THE NAZIS, by Paul B. Janeczko, Candlewick Press

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THE SALVAGERS SERIES, BOOK ONE, BOOK TWO, by Alex White, Orbit Books (THIS IS A RE-READ)

Boots Elsworth was a famous treasure hunter in another life, but now she’s washed up. She makes her meager living faking salvage legends and selling them to the highest bidder, but this time she might have stumbled on something real–the story of the Harrow, a famous warship, capable of untold destruction. Nilah Brio is the … Continue reading THE SALVAGERS SERIES, BOOK ONE, BOOK TWO, by Alex White, Orbit Books (THIS IS A RE-READ)

THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF WEAPONS: ARMS AND ARMOUR FROM PREHISTORY TO THE AGE OF CHIVALRY, by R. Ewart Oakeshott, Dover Publications

Premodern weapons of war receive a tremendously detailed and thorough accounting in this volume — the work of a noted authority on medieval arms in Europe. Covering a period of 30 centuries, the study, like a richly woven tapestry, vividly describes the development of arms and armor — beginning with the weapons of the prehistoric … Continue reading THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF WEAPONS: ARMS AND ARMOUR FROM PREHISTORY TO THE AGE OF CHIVALRY, by R. Ewart Oakeshott, Dover Publications

KID BEOWULF, THE RISE OF EL CID, by Alexis E. Fajardo, Andrews McMeel Publishing

"Kid Beowulf is a gateway drug to the classics!" – wired.com Book Three in the acclaimed Kid Beowulf graphic novel series! Beowulf and Grendel are in war-torn Spain, where honor is hard-fought, allegiances are dubious, and the bulls run wild! Amidst it all comes a young knight named Rodrigo, who fights for the name he's … Continue reading KID BEOWULF, THE RISE OF EL CID, by Alexis E. Fajardo, Andrews McMeel Publishing

JELLY BEAN SUMMER, by Joyce Magnin, Sourcebooks/Jabberwocky

Living on the roof to escape her crazy family works…until reality pulls Joyce back to the ground Joyce has had it with her family (especially with UFO-sighting Elaine who loves her guinea pig more than her own sister). Her solution? Move out of the house and pitch a tent on the roof for the summer. … Continue reading JELLY BEAN SUMMER, by Joyce Magnin, Sourcebooks/Jabberwocky