In looking at the list, the common themes seem to be naughtiness and humor—especially of the silly, slapstick variety. So here goes:
In the kingdom of Goredd, humans and dragons have lived and worked side by side for more than forty years, a treaty of peace signed, and the past war forgotten. But when a member of the royal family is brutally murdered and the finger of blame points to dragons, it appears that not all is forgotten, or forgiven.
Shadow Scale jumped out at me. It was more complex than it first appeared, I realized in that moment, because “scale” could mean several different things.
The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia, by Candace Fleming | Book Review
An absolutely fascinating read for teens and anyone who is interested in a richly described account of imperialist Russia.
February is African American History Month. Sharing these books with young readers comes with the responsibility to discuss … progress towards equality.