It’s that time of year when youngsters, young and old, get to dress up and gather bags of candy on Halloween. These books are the perfect way to celebrate the excitement of this season.
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Readers who enjoy mystery and suspense will love these two great spy stories. Traci Hunter Abramson starts off with an explosion at a fancy, contemporary restaurant near Washington D.C. Julie Coulter Bellon takes us back in time to London and the era of the Napoleonic wars.
With the recent Apollo moon landing anniversary much has been written and published celebrating this amazing USA feat. Here are some outstanding picture books to help inform, and perhaps entice, young scientists to venture into this field. All of these books are good for ages four through eight, unless otherwise indicated.
Two new books which will appeal to those with a sweet tooth are Josi S. Kilpack's The Candy Cane Caper and Amey Zeigler's The Swiss Mishap. Kilpack's novel is a take-off on her 12 book Cozy Culinary Mystery series starring Sadie Hoffmiller which concluded five years ago. It's a stand-alone story with a strong Christmas theme. It's early for Christmas books, but the early release allows plenty of time for trying out the Christmas treat recipes included with the mystery before the big day.
Jen Geigle Johnson takes readers back to the Post Regency era in her new book A Lady's Maid for a glimpse of the beginnings of women's suffrage, a lessening of the class system, and efforts to establish child labor laws. Laura Beers splits her time with the introduction of a new time travel series starting with An Unlikely Suitor.