What if "The Nutcracker" was actually a horror story?
That's what Erika Johansen imagines in "A kingdom of Sweets" where Clara's overlooked twin joins forces with the Sugar Plum Fairy to enact revenge on Herr Drosselmeyer, but at what cost?
Maggie Bird thinks she's been out of the spy game for over 15 years, but when a body shows up in her driveway, she's sucked back in. Tess Gerritsen launches a delightful action series with "The Spy Coast."
"The Lost Subways of North America" by Jake Berman looks at 23 different rail systems. His beautiful hand-drawn maps explore what works, what doesn't, and where we might go from there. Explore Russian and Soviet history through food - and those who cooked it - in Witold Szabtowski's wide-ranging and fascinating "What's Cooking in the Kremlin."
Middle grade readers can learn the gripping and enraging history of four young Japanese Americans and their experiences in WWII - from fighting on the front lines in Europe while their families were confined to internment camps to those that fought against the racism against the racism at home in "Facing the Mountain" by Daniel James Brown.
Teens can get a twisty look at abuse, toxic relationships and ethics of true crime consumption in "Only She Came Back" by Margot Harrison. When Sam realizes the prime suspect in a high-profile murder is someone she used to go to school with, she reaches out a hand in friendship, hoping she can gain insight that will help her break into true crime podcasting, but the more she learns about the case, the more complicated it becomes.