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Young Adult

Going Solo by Roald Dahl (1988) 
Double Victory by Cheryl Mullenbach (2013)
Bleeding Kansas by Richard Reece (2012)
Pioneering Women by Jeff Savage (2012)
Quick-Draw Gunfighters by Jeff Savage (2012)
"The President Has Been Shot!" by James L. Swanson (2012)
Battle Heroes: Voices from Afghanistan by Allan Zullo (2010) 

 Believe by Sarah Aronson (2013)
The Outside by Laura Bickle (2013) 
Blind Spot by Laura Ellen (2012)
Insight by Diana Greenwood (2011)
Allegra by Shelley Hrdlitschka (2013)
The Twelve-Fingered Boy by John Hornor Jacobs (2013)
The May Queen Murders by Sarah Jude (2016) 
Hideout by Watt Key (2017) 
The Secrets We Keep by Trisha Leaver (2015) 
100 Days by Nicole McInnes (2016) Coming
The Peculiars by Maureen Doyle McQueery (2012)
This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills (2016) 
Dead Upon a Time by Elizabeth Paulson (2015) 
The City's Son by Tom Pollock (2012)
When I Was the Greatest by Jason Reynolds (2014)
Baygirl by Heather Smith (2013)
The Scar Boys by Len Vlahos (2014) 


Nonfiction (middle grade): 
Dog Days of History by Sarah Albee (2018) Coming
DNA, Genes and Chromosomes by Mason Anders (2018) Coming
Native American Cooking by Anna Carew-Miller (2014)
Gordon Korman by Chris Bowman (2018) Coming
Exploring the Virginia Colony by Christin Ditchfield (2017) 
Wild at Heart by Terri Farley (2015)

What's Your Story, Paul Revere? by Kystyna Poray Goddu (2016)
Alcatraz by Nick Gordon (2014)
Exploring the Georgia Colony by Brianna Hall (2017) 
The Ojibwe: The Past and Present of the Anishinaabe by Alesha Halvorson (2017) 
The Secret Agent Training Manual by Elizabeth Singer Hunt (2017)
A Crash Course in Language Arts by Rebecca Langston-George (2015)  

What's Great About New York? by Ann Malaspina (2015) 
Mississippi River by Paul Manning (2015) 
Southwest Indians by Melissa McDaniel (2011)
Exploring the Pennsylvania Colony by John Micklos, Jr. (2017) 
Voices of the Civil Rights Movement by Lori Mortensen (2015) 
"National Geographic Kids" United Sates Atlas by National Geographic (2017) 
Neil Armstrong by Jim Ollhoff (2014)
Native American Medicine by Tamra Orr (2014) 
Exploring the New Hampshire Colony by Elizabeth Raum (2017) 
Southeast Indians by Andrew Santella (2011)
12 Incredible Facts About The Montgomery Bus Boycott by Lois Sepahban (2016) 
Native American Sports and Games by Rob Staeger (2014) 
Native American Tools and Weapons by Rob Staeger (2014) 
John Brown: Defending the Innocent or Plotting Terror? by Nel Yomtov (2014) 

Fiction (middle grade): 

The Lion Under The Tree by Cary Fagan (2018) Coming
Never Say Die by Will Hobbs (2013)
Nancy Drew Diaries: Sabotage at Willow Woods by Carolyn Keene (2014)
Capture the Flag by Kate Messner (2013)
The 39 Clues: Cahill Files: Spymasters by Clifford Riley (2013)
Friday Barnes Girl Detective by R.A. Spratt (2016) 
Finding Perfect by Elly Swartz (2016) 
Love, Ruby Lavender by Deborah Wiles (2005)

Picture Books: 
Liberty Lee's Tail of Independence by Peter W. Barnes and Cheryl Shaw Barnes (2012)
Sir Cumference and the Off-the-Charts Dessert by Cindy Neuschwander and Wayne Geehan (2013)
The First Airplanes by Megan Cooley Peterson (2015)
War Dogs by Kathryn Selbert (2013)
Brick by Brick by Charles R. Smith Jr. and Floyd Cooper (2012)

 All reviews are copyrighted ©Sharon M. Himsl 2011-2018

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