Spy school, poison pens, exploding muffins, and Night Witches were all a part of World War II, but you won't learn that in your history books! Crack open secret files and read about the mysterious Ghost Army, rat bombs, and doodlebugs. Discover famous spies like the White Mouse, super-agent Garbo, and baseball player and spy, Moe Berg. Then build your own fingerprint kit and crack a spy code. It's all part of the true stories from the Top Secret Files: World War II. Take a look if you dare, but be careful! Some secrets are meant to stay hidden . . .
Table of Contents
Secrets Spy School Churchill’s Secret Army Ghost Army Camp X Spy Training: Spy Obstacle Course Spy Training: Rearview Glasses Spies The White Mouse The Gadget Maker: Christopher Hutton Princess Spy The Baseball Spy: Moe Berg Double Agent Garbo Josephine Baker Spy Training: Fingerprint Kit Spy Training: Name That Spy Special Missions Operation Dynamo From Enigma to Ultra Secret City Camouflage California Operation Mincemeat Spy Training: Book Safe Spy Training: Ballpoint Pen Message Holder Secret Weapons Doodlebugs Fu-Go Ku-Go No-Go Rat Bombs Bat Bombs Muffin Bombs Spy Training: Spy Rocket Spy Training: Balloon Flour Bomb Secret Forces 3D Spying The Night Witches The Devil’s Brigade Code Talkers Spy Training: Build a Glider Spy Training: 3D Spy Glasses Spy Training: Code Talkers’ Challenge Bibliography About The Author
Stephanie Bearce is a writer, teacher, and science nerd. She likes teaching kids how to blow up toothpaste and dissect worms. She also loves collecting rocks and keeps a huge collection of fossilized bones in her basement. When she is not exploding experiments in her kitchen or researching strange science facts in the library, Stephanie likes to explore catacombs and museums with her husband, Darrell.
Teachers could use Bearce's books as motivation for the textbook because her books will allow students to enjoy in-the-moment what they have to study later. The stories are so entertaining that it doesn't feel like studying, although they will enjoy learning in spite of themselves. And if educators who use these books are successful, our children will ask for more . . . I think it is hard for a 14 year old to feel as older people do who lived through the war. That's why it is so important to have our students become very involved in these books. I know of no other books about the war that could bring generations together!,Elaine S. Weiner,Gifted Education Communicator, 1/1/15
Throughout this well-written and fact filled book, the author does a fine job of presenting some of the most amazing espionage efforts in the costliest war in human history. Bearce also provides readers with some projects linked to the spy stories presented, such as step-by-step instructions on how to write a code, create a book safe, or hide messages. This approach results in an informative book that also offers a hands-on learning experience.,Greg M. Romaneck,Children's Literature, 5/1/15