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May I recommend "Bomb: The race to build -- and steal -- the world's most dangerous weapon" by Steve Sheinkin [ISBN 978-1-59643-487-5] Flash Point/Roaring Brook Press, 2012. It is a fascinating account of the science, politics, and spycraft surrounding the creation of the atomic bomb. Sheinkin has also just written "Lincoln's Grave Robbers," Scholastic, 2012 which I have just started reading but expect will be just as exciting to read.
Both these books are aimed at readers grade 5 & up, but I assure you his writing style makes history as exciting as a mystery or thriller and his research is extensive.