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

WHITE ROSE, by Kip Wilson, HMHTeen, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers

A gorgeous and timely novel based on the incredible story of Sophie Scholl, a young German college student who challenged the Nazi regime during World War II as part of The White Rose, a non-violent resistance group. Disillusioned by the propaganda of Nazi Germany, Sophie Scholl, her brother, and his fellow soldiers formed the White … Continue reading WHITE ROSE, by Kip Wilson, HMHTeen, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers

MASTERS OF SILENCE, by Kathy Kacer, Annick Press

Silence can be powerful. Kathy Kacer's second book in her middle grade series about heroic rescues during WWII tells the tale of siblings Helen and Henry, and history's most famous mime. Desperate to save them from the Nazis, Henry and Helen's mother makes the harrowing decision to take her children from their home in 1940s … Continue reading MASTERS OF SILENCE, by Kathy Kacer, Annick Press

THE WITCH’S KIND, by Louisa Morgan, Redhook, Hachette Book Group USA

From the author of A Secret History of Witches comes an absorbing tale of love, sacrifice, family ties, and magic, set in the Pacific Northwest in the aftermath of World War II. Barrie Anne Blythe and her aunt Charlotte have always known that the other residents of their small coastal community find them peculiar -- … Continue reading THE WITCH’S KIND, by Louisa Morgan, Redhook, Hachette Book Group USA

HOW HIGH THE MOON, by Karyn Parsons, Little, Brown Young Readers , Hachette Book Group Canada

To Kill a Mockingbird meets One Crazy Summer in this powerful, bittersweet debut about one girl's journey to reconnect with her mother and learn the truth about her father in the tumultuous times of the Jim Crow South. "Timely, captivating, and lovely. So glad this book is in the world." --Jacqueline Woodson, author of Brown … Continue reading HOW HIGH THE MOON, by Karyn Parsons, Little, Brown Young Readers , Hachette Book Group Canada

THE THROWAWAY CHILDREN, by Diney Costeloe, Head of Zeus Publishing

Gritty, heartrending and unputdownable – the story of two sisters sent first to an English, then an Australian orphanage in the aftermath of World War 2. Rita and Rosie Stevens are only nine and five years old when their widowed mother marries a violent bully called Jimmy Randall and has a baby boy by him. … Continue reading THE THROWAWAY CHILDREN, by Diney Costeloe, Head of Zeus Publishing

THE HOUSE OF ONE THOUSAND EYES, by Michelle Barker, Annick Press

Who can Lena trust to help her find out the truth? Life in East Germany in the early 1980s is not easy for most people, but for Lena, it’s particularly hard. After the death of her parents in a factory explosion and time spent in a psychiatric hospital recovering from the trauma, she is sent … Continue reading THE HOUSE OF ONE THOUSAND EYES, by Michelle Barker, Annick Press

Books You Should Consider Reading Before You Die (Just a Glimpse)

Ancient & Prehistoric The Penelopaid: The Penelopaid offers a rewriting of the Odyssey, Odysseus, Helen, and life in Hades. Death Comes as the End: Agatha Christie’s novel is set in Thebes in 2000 BC. The Clan of the Cave Bear: The Clan of the Cave Bear is about the interactions between Neanderthals and Cro-Magnons. Centennial: … Continue reading Books You Should Consider Reading Before You Die (Just a Glimpse)

TIME SHARDS, by Dana Fredsti & David Fitzgerald, Titan Books

It’s called “the Event.” An unimaginable cataclysm in the 23rd century shatters 600 years of the Earth’s timeline into jumbled fragments. Our world is gone: instantly replaced by a new one made of shattered remnants of the past, present and future, all existing alongside one another in a nightmare patchwork of different time "shards"—some hundreds … Continue reading TIME SHARDS, by Dana Fredsti & David Fitzgerald, Titan Books

THE TASTER, by V.S. Alexander, Kensington Fiction

Amid the turbulence of World War II, a young German woman finds a precarious haven closer to the source of danger than she ever imagined--one that will propel her through the extremes of privilege and terror under Hitler's dictatorship . . . In early 1943, Magda Ritter's parents send her to relatives in Bavaria, hoping … Continue reading THE TASTER, by V.S. Alexander, Kensington Fiction