In Nic Bishop’s new book, LIZARDS (Scholastic, 17.99) fly across the sky, skip over water, and catch prey with tongues longer than their bodies. The photographs alone would make this a book worth having, but Bishop is also a wonderful writer. He provides an accessible overview of different types of lizards as well as dozens of funny and quirky facts about these fascinating species. Ages 8-11. AJK
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ISBN: 9780545206341
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Scholastic - October 1st, 2010

One night in 1866, a group of six men in Tennessee got together and, cloaked in white sheets, began an infamous terrorist group. THEY CALLED THEMSELVES THE KKK: The Birth of an American Terrorist Organization (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $19). Focusing primarily on the group’s rise and early years, Susan Campbell Bartoletti’s fascinating new book looks not only at the actions of the Ku Klux Klan, but also at the national climate that allowed them to become so powerful. Ages 13 and up. AJK
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ISBN: 9780618440337
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - August 23rd, 2010

How does somebody go from being one of the biggest supporters of the American Revolution to its most reviled traitor? While his betrayal of George Washington is famous, the full history of THE NOTORIOUS BENEDICT ARNOLD (Flash Point, $19.99) is less well known. In this well-researched and captivating biography, Steve Sheinkin presents another side of Arnold, focusing on his deep commitment to the revolution as well as the tensions between Arnold and other officials in the army. Young fans of American history will devour this close-up look at a complex figure. Ages 11-15. AJK
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ISBN: 9781596434868
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Published: Flash Point - November 9th, 2010