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New Adventure, Survival & Spy Books
Reading Level: Grades 1 - 3
During WWII the people of the Nazi occupied Danish town of Gilleleje helped 1,700 Jews escape to Sweden. This book tells the story of those brave residents and one night in particular when they had to figure out a new way to lead an escaping family to the ships that would take them to safety.
Reading Level: Grades 4 - 7
You don't have to be a gamer to love this book. It's an action-packed, hilarious adventure of video games and spies. Pete Wilson is short $20 to buy the newest, most awesome video game, Brawl-A-Thon 3000XL. Since he need money he decides, without permission, to hold a garage sale and sell his father's ancient 8-bit game console CommandRoid 85 to The Bug Man. Mistake!!! His father is kidnapped and the President of the U.S. starts talking nonsense. It's up to Pete and friends to save the day. (game on) Cartoons and heavily pixilated images by Andy Rash make a winning combination.
Meet illustrator Andy Rash at the iRead kick-off on January 10th.
Reading Level: Grades 4 - 6
In 1904, 11-year-old Frances and her younger brother Harold are sent on an orphan train heading to Kansas from New York. On the train they meet Jack, whose family could not afford to keep him. When they hear rumors about horrible conditions that await them in Kansas, the three children jump the train. They meet up with Alexander, a boy who has escaped from a work farm and set up his own "kids-only" town called Wanderville. There they find happiness until the unthinkable happens.
This is the first in a series of historical fiction.
Meet author Wendy McClure at the iRead kick-off on January 10.
Reading Level: Grades 7 and up
Kit's mother was a serial killer before she married. She had a drop box in London where people could request a murder and she marked each of her victims with a magic marker heart on their chest, but she never managed to reach the notoriety that most serial killers do. After "quitting" her mother uses her experience to train her only child to be a perfect killing machine. Kit takes over the drop box (with her mother's help) at age nine and, as she grows older and becomes independent, leaves her calling card, the letters cleaned of all DNA, with each of her victims. By the time she is seventeen she has reached Jack the Ripper status and is known to the public as The Perfect Killer. However, when she gets a request from a classmate to kill another classmate things begin to spiral out of control.