(October 2004) Mysterious events. Bizarre experiments. Spy activity. Alien sightings. Where can a young reader get all this and more? Kingfisher's paperback series Classified: You Can't Hide the Truth Forever
(October; $4.95; ages 9-14) combines fast-paced, can't-put-down stories with fact-filled case files. Each book starts with a spine-tingling story then adds biographies, witness statements, reports, debriefings, and fact files.
Classified documents allow readers to make up their own minds about intriguing unsolved mysteries. Are these rumors a bunch of tall tales or are they "truly-weird-however-still-true" accounts? Perfect for fans of TV's popular forensic investigation series, for sci-fi readers and mystery buffs, Classified
also engages reluctant readers, develops critical thinking skills, and encourages young readers to do further research.
Alien Landing Examines the high-profile incident in New Mexico in 1947 that some interpret as the crash of an unidentified flying object.
Breakout! Listen in as Mike, a young man who has been imprisoned for stealing spy satellite secrets and selling them to the Russians, tells his side of the story to his cellmate.
The Nuclear Winter Man Investigates whether various government spy agencies were responsible for the disappearance of renowned Russian scientist Vladimir Alexandrov, whose Nuclear Winter theory described the disastrous environmental consequences of a nuclear war.
Vanished! Investigates the possibility that the United States Navy during World War II conducted the Philadelphia Experiment, an experiment that rendered the battleship USS Eldridge invisible.
Kingfisher is an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Company. Kingfisher Young Knowledge and other selections from Kingfisher are available nationally at bookstores and online.