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  Blood Water Paint
  by Joy McCullough

   Rome, 1600s. After her mother dies, twelve-year-old Artemisia Gentileschi suddenly has a stark choice: a life as a nun in a convent or a life grinding
   pigment for her father’s paint. She chooses paint.

                                                                                  

 

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 Awards & Honors:

Booklist Top 10 Books of 2018, Historical Fiction for Youth

Praise:

“Using free verse for Artemisia’s words and prose for her mother’s stories, McCullough’s beautifully crafted text will inspire upper-middle/high school readers to research the true story upon which this powerful piece of historical fiction is based. The poetry is clear and revelatory, exploring Artemisia’s passion for both art and life. The expression of her intense feelings is gripping and her complexity of character make her a force to be reckoned with, both in her times and in ours.”—School Library Journal



  

  Try This Extreme
  by Karen Romano Young

   Science can be extreme! Let curious kids discover it for themselves in this fascinating book of hands-on science experiments.

                                                                                  

 

Awards & Honors:

2018 AAAS/Subaru SB& F Prize Finalist, Hands-On Science Book

Praise:

“As expected with a National Geographic book, this is bright and appealing with excellent photographs...This would be great for classrooms, school and public library collections and to recommend to parents and grandparents looking for fun ways to occupy kids." —Cindy Dobrez & Lynn Rutan, Booklist Reader



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