I have found a new distraction from grading...the Infinity Ring Series. One of my students got me hooked on them when he realized that after reading book 2, we were learning a lot of the history they were covering in the books: medieval times, War of 1812, Revolutionary War, and the Underground Railroad. The series is very familiar to the 39 Clues books. It is a group kids that have to travel back in time to fix the "breaks" in history...basically history gone wrong. The breaks are history examples where something happens the opposite of what we know happened. For example, instead of Christopher Columbus discovering America, he is ambushed and some other sailors "discover" America.
They are extremely fast reads, being that they are young adult. What is fun about them, there is a computer game that bridges the gap in between books. I am learning a lot about history through the books, so I can only imagine kids reading them and the fact that they get to be a part of the adventure.
So for anybody looking for a fast fun easy read this spring break...I recommend this series!