Audience: Middle Grades

Books for ages 8-12

Witness by Karen Hesse

September 13, 2018 by Cindy McCanHistorical Fiction | No Comments

Witness is a Reader’s Theater written in free verse with 11 distinct voices. The audiobook cast features a different reader for each character which really brings the book to life for listeners. The audio also includes an interview with both the author Karen Hesse and the historian Leonard Marcus.   This …

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Dash by Kirby Larson

February 23, 2018 by Cindy McCanHistorical Fiction | No Comments

Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, over 110,000 men, women and children of Japanese descent were forced from their homes and into internment camps. The majority of the interned were American born citizens. This story is based on the true story of Mitsue Shiraishi and her dog Chubby. Life in …

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The Detective’s Assistant by Kate Hannigan

December 10, 2017 by Cindy McCanAdventure, Historical Fiction, Mystery | No Comments

The Detective’s Assistant was inspired by the life of Kate Warne (1833-1868), who is credited as being the first professional female detective in the United States. She worked for the Pinkerton Detective Agency in Chicago and was instrumental in uncovering the Baltimore Plot; a plot by secessionist to assassinate president-elect …

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