- What Came from the Stars by Gary Schmidt
I have tried to avoid reading reviews (which has not been easy) for Gary Schmidt's new fantasy because I hate spoilers, but the brief summary I did read sounds intriguing. And . . . it's Gary Schmidt.
- The Impossible Rescue: The True Story of an Amazing Adventure by Martin Sandler
Rescue story = good. True rescue story = better. In his review for The Horn Book Magazine, Jonathan Hunt calls The Impossible Rescue, "a spirited adventure tale". I'm hoping.
- Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin
Sheinkin's The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism, & Treachery from 2010 was one of my favorite books from that year. Where was he when I was in school? I swear I would have loved history taught the way he tells it.
What's on your list?