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Eyewitness History

The beauty and the sorrow: an intimate history of the First World War by Peter Englund ; translated by Peter Graves


Berlin diary: the journal of a foreign correspondent, 1934-1941 by William L. Shirer ; with a new foreword by Gordon A. Craig


Blue-eyed child of fortune: the Civil War letters of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw by edited by Russell Duncan


Dear America: letters home from Vietnam by edited by Bernard Edelman for The New York Vietnam Veterans Memorial Commission ; [with a new introduction by Senator John McCain ; foreword by William Broyles, Jr.]


Dispatches from the front: the American war correspondent by Nathaniel Lande

Mysteries For Beginner Readers

If  you are just starting to read or love listening to stories, we have some mysteries just for you!

Detective LaRue: letters from the investigation by Mark Teague



The case of the missing monkey by story by Cynthia Rylant ; pictures by G. Brian Karas



Nate the Great and the mushy valentine by Marjorie Sharmat ; illustrated by Marc Simont

Sleuth Series for Kids

Have you exhausted Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys and the Boxcar Children?  Here are some sleuths you'll find in several books. Maybe you'll discover a new favorite

Sly the Sleuth and the pet mysteries by Donna Jo Napoli and Robert Furrow ; illustrated by Heather Maione



Sebastian (Super Sleuth) and the time capsule caper by Mary Blount Christian ; illustrated by Lisa McCue

Mysteries for Upper Elementary

Looking for a mystery that will really challenge you?  Here are some popular reads that could really happen, solved by kids just like you.

The London Eye mystery by Siobhan Dowd



The Westing game by Ellen Raskin



Belly up: murder at FunJungle by Stuart Gibbs


Another Time, Another Fantasy

If you love fantasy set in another time and universe, try these titles for a change of place.

Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb
Cast in Shadow by Michelle Sagara West
Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
by N. K. Jemisin

Overcoming Addiction

Check out these inspirational stories from people who have hit rock bottom and lived to tell the tale.

Broken: my story of addiction and redemption by William Cope Moyers with Katherine Ketcham


Fall to pieces: a memoir of drugs, rock 'n' roll, and mental illness by Mary Forsberg Weiland


Guts: the endless follies and tiny triumphs of a giant disaster by Kristen Johnston

Kids Fiction About Nature

Hoot by Carl Hiaasen


Island trilogy by Gordon Korman


A week in the woods by Andrew Clements


Eye of the storm by Kate Messner