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              Spooked!: How a Radio Broadcast and The War of the Worlds Sparked the 1938 Invasion of America by Gail Jarrow Describes the panic induced when listeners believed Orson Welles’ radio broadcast of “The War of the Worlds” to be news of an alien invasion, discusses the context in which the broadcast was aired ... Read More »

In Harm’s Way

              In Harm’s Way : JFK, World War II, and the Heroic Rescue of PT 109 by Iain Martin Tells the true tale of how, while serving in the Navy during World War II, a young John Kennedy fought to save his surviving crew members when their ship was attacked by a Japanese destroyer ... Read More »


              Unsinkable : From Russian Orphan to Paralympic Swimming World Champion by Jessica Long, with Hannah Long The champion Paralympic swimmer, born in Russia with a condition that would result in the amputation of both legs below her knee, presents a photographic memoir of the life-changing moments that helped shape who she is today. ... Read More »


              Undefeated : Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team by Steve Sheinkin “A great American sport and Native American history come together in this true story of how Jim Thorpe and Pop Warner created the legendary Carlisle Indians football team”– Provided by publisher.   Read More »

Age-Appropriate Books for Advanced Readers

When a child reads at a level typical of much older children, it can be difficult to find books that matches her comprehension skills without surpassing her developmental stage. The Children’s Book Council has created a list of 75 titles that bridge that gap. This Reading Beyond list is organized by the reader’s actual age and their target reading level. There’s ... Read More »