Murder in the library? No, not really….though my new mystery display sure has brought some traffic to the library. Several kids have actually whispered to me, “Who died?” 🙂 We have really enjoyed creating this display of “Who done it?” books. Mysteries by Caroline Cooney, Avi, Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys have been popular titles. The kids are also enjoying the CSI Forensic Science non-fiction books with titles such as “Gut Eating Bugs: Maggots Reveal the Time of Death!” too. Another favorite has been the Twilight Zone non-fiction series. Stop by the media center and took a look!
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What if you found out that you might be a walking biological weapon of mass destruction? Mitty Blake has discovered that he has handled 100-year-old scabs from variola major, also known as smallpox. At first he doesn’t think it is very important. He found them in some old book his mother was going to use for her interior decoration business. But as Mitty does more research he discovers that smallpox could have a devastating effect on the population-no one has been vaccinated in several decades and those scabs might have a shelf life. Time is running out.
What would you do if a plane crashed in your backyard? Heidi, 16, has to face this question as she is sitting alone one Saturday night feeling sorry for herself. A jumbo jet on the way to New York crashes into the woods behind her house. Heidi discovers that she has depths of strength and courage that she didn’t know about as she, along with 17-year-old Patrick and the other volunteer rescue workers, struggles to save the lives of the passengers and crew of Flight #116. Edge of your seat action combined with deep emotion create a powerful book which you won’t be able to put down.