Book Reviews


The Notorious Benedict Arnold: a True Story of Adventure, Heroism and Bravery Author: Steve Sheikin Audience: 8-15 For Fans of: Narrative nonfiction, Historical fiction Summary: A fascinating biography full of gory details and scintillating spy action. With all the renewed interest in Revolutionary War history, thanks to the Hamilton Broadway musical, this book should be a hit with upper-elementary and middle-school readers.  

The Underground Abductor By: Nathan Hale Audience: Age 8-12 For Fans of: Graphic Novels, Tom Angelberger, History Stories Summary: Nathan Hale tells the story of Harriet Tubman in this interesting and entertaining novel in his signature amazing but true storytelling style. Check out his other books on the Donner Party, World War I trench warfare and more!

Lincoln and Kennedy: A Pair to Compare By: Gene Barretta Audience: Age 4-12 For Fans of: Informational Picture Books, American Presidents Summary: Local author Gene Barretta presents an interesting comparison between Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy, including some creepy coincidences surrounding their assassinations. Would make a great early-grade read-aloud for President's Day!