Booktalk for LINCOLN’S GRAVE ROBBERS by Steve Sheinkin

During the Civil War, the U.S. Treasury started printing paper money—and by 1864, half of the paper money in circulation was fake, produced by counterfeiters, or “coney” men as the U.S. government agents called them. The fake money was causing serious problems for the country’s economic system. It was so bad, the government created the U.S. Secret Service to lead Read More …

Booktalk for AN ILLUSTRATED TREASURY OF SCOTTISH MYTHICAL CREATURES by Theresa Breslin

Long ago, when giants roamed the earth, there lived a great big Irish giant by the name of Finn MacCool, and an even bigger great big Scottish giant called Benandonner. The two giants couldn’t see each other across the channel separating Ireland from Scotland, but they could hear each other. They would stand on opposite shores and bellow insults across Read More …