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The Violinist’s Thumb

The Violinist's Thumb

In 2010 Sam Kean debuted with The Disappearing Spoon: and other true tales of madness, love, and the history of the world from the periodic table of elements. He began with chemistry. In The Violinist’s Thumb he takes on DNA. His talent lies in communicating his own passion for science and making science fun — and [...]

Charlotte Markham and the House of Darkling

Charlotte Markham and the HOuse of Darkling

Michael Boccacino makes his debut with this terrific, spooky Victorian gothic novel. Give it a try — the first three chapters are available on the Harper website. BOCCACINO, Michael. Charlotte Markham and the House of Darkling. 320p. Morrow. 2012. pap. $14.99. ISBN 978-0-06-212261-2. LC number unavailable.   Adult/High School–Charlotte Markham has seen the Black Man [...]

Days of Splendor, Days of Sorrow

Days of Splendor, Days of Sorrow

Juliet Grey is back with the second in her trilogy based on the life of Marie Antoinette. Becoming Marie Antoinette began Marie Antoinette’s story at age 10. Days of Splendor picks up when she begins her reign, and covers the next 15 years of her life, ending in 1789, after the storming of the Bastille. The first 300 [...]

Nurse Nurse

Nurse Nurse

from graphic novel guest blogger, Francisca Goldsmith: As July rolls to its close, there is nothing more inviting in the way of books than one that can be read with no strings attached. Nurse Nurse fills that bill perfectly. It fits into even the smallest bag–or even a big pocket–so it can travel anywhere. Its [...]

Full Body Burden

Full Body Burden

“Full Body Burden” refers to the amount of radioactivity which can be safely tolerated by a human body through its lifetime. Kristen Iversen‘s memoir combines life within a dysfunctional family and the investigation of a nuclear weapons program cover-up that took place in her own backyard. Teens will be outraged by the government’s willingness to hide [...]

Kingdom of Strangers

Kingdom of Strangers

And we’re back from hiatus feeling refreshed and energized. I hope everyone is enjoying a wonderful summer! Today I am thrilled to share a review of the third book in one of my personal favorite mystery series, which began with the 2009 Alex Award-winning Finding Nouf. Author Zoe Ferraris followed Finding Nouf with City of Veils, [...]

Tell the Wolves I’m Home

Tell the Wolves I'm Home

AB4T is going on summer hiatus after today’s post, resuming Monday, July 23rd. But before we go, I am very excited to share this wonderful coming of age novel. I only wish I had read it in time to include it in our Best Books of the Year so far list. Nice of Amazon to [...]

The Key

The Key

Simon Toyne is back with the second in the trilogy that began with last year’s widely-praised Sanctus. The Key is a well-written, intriguing, action-packed conspiracy thriller, and a great recommendation for kids who like a Da Vinci Code kind of book. The book trailer is OK, but this (the author’s visit to The British Museum in [...]

Runaway Girl

Runaway Girl

Watching her book trailer, it’s easy to see why Carissa Phelps is a successful motivational speaker and youth advocate. She has an incredible story and a caring, charismatic determination to help others. Phelps also created a documentary short about her life, Carissa (2008), which was produced by Davis Guggenheim, director of An Inconvenient Truth. PHELPS, [...]