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Scientific Fiction

Winner of the 2017
Best STEM Award

Children's Book Council

Historical fiction middle grade novel with real scientific content for grades 5-8.

Emmet's Storm


Written by Ann Rubino

Emmet Roche is an odd ball, a whippersnapper, a genius. His failed science experiments caused such ruckus he's being shipped out to the country school. Nobody there likes or understands him. When the blizzard of 1888 hits, snowing sideways, will anyone listen to his ideas about the flame color in the stove? And the headaches and dizziness? Will they take his advice before it's too late?

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Reading Level: 750L

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Best STEM Books 2017 (pdf)

Historical Fiction

Two part series fiction book with real historical content for middle grades.

The second in the Peppino Series:

Peppino and the Streets of Gold

Written by Ann Rubino

Cover Art by Julie Sulzen

After living under dictatorship and through WWII in Italy, Peppino arrives in America in 1948 expecting to find streets "paved with gold." Instead he finds himself a foreigner, a Dago, living above a grocery shop with his parents and his Uncle Carlo, who sneaked in illegally through New York. He isn't prepared for the slush and bone chilling cold of a Chicago winter. When his old friend Dominic shows up, the temptation for the boys to connect with the "Outfit" who control the streets around Grand Avenue is fierce. They'd have money, a group to belong to, and life would be easy. Or would it?

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Reading Level: 730L

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The first book in the series

Peppino, Good As Bread


Written by Ann Rubino

Artwork by Robert Cimbalo

Ten-year-old Peppino lives in a small ancient farm town in Italy. His father is in America, the Fascists have taken over his home and force him and his mother to live in the basement with their farm animals. With World War II raging around, him, Peppino learns what it takes to be a survivor--to become a person who is "as good as bread."


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Reading Level: 660L

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Series in order:

Peppino, Good as Bread

Peppino and the Streets of Gold

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