Books in the Middle: Reading for Middle School

Our focus is on books middle school students might like to read and topics pertaining to books for these students, and we are giving recommendations. Teachers, librarians and middle school students are the contributors to this blog. If you would like to listen to booktalks of some of these books, please check out this site and enjoy!

How They Croaked! May 7, 2015

Filed under: Nonfiction Titles — lpitrak @ 3:41 pm

How They Croaked

This fascinating nonfiction book tells the totally true stories behind the deaths of nineteen famous people.  Historical figures like Cleopatra, Christopher Columbus, George Washington, and Beethoven did not always die in the way their legends say they did.  For example… Was Cleopatra really bitten and killed by an asp?  Read more to find out!! 🙂


Written  and recommended by the staff of the Downers Grove Public Library.


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