Author Archives: Ms. Vicky

Check It Out!: New Non-Fiction

Courage and Defiance: Stories of Spies, Saboteurs, and Survivors in World War II Denmark by Deborah Hopkinson Using interviews and extensive research, the author reconstructs the lives of those who lived in and fought against the Nazi occupation of Denmark.       Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club by Phillip Hoose At the beginning of World… Read more »

Check It Out!: New Non-Fiction for Kids

When the Earth Shakes: Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tsunamis by Simon Winchester The author explores how and why these natural forces shape the earth, from the infamous volcanic eruption at Krakatoa and the earthquake that flattened San Francisco, to the 21st-century tsunamis that devastated Indonesia and Japan. Richly illustrated with fascinating historical and stunning contemporary photographs.   The Octopus Scientists: Exploring the… Read more »

Birmingham Sunday

        In light of the tragic events in South Carolina, I wanted to share this wonderful book, Birmingham Sunday by Larry Dane Brimner.   Racial bombings were so frequent in Birmingham that it became known as “Bombingham.” Until September 15, 1963, these attacks had been threatening but not deadly. On that Sunday morning, however, a blast in the… Read more »

New in Non-Fiction!

Creatures of the Night by Camilla De La Bedoyere A spectacular collection of animals who are at home in the dark. Creatures of the Night features more than a dozen extraordinary animals that live in the dark. These are mammals, birds, insects and spiders whose unique physical features help them to survive in the pitch-black darkness of jungles, fields and in the… Read more »