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Women in Blue: 16 Brave Officers, Forensics Experts, Police Chiefs, and More

by Cheryl Mullenbach

Balancing deeply researched stories of trailblazers from the past with those of contemporary women, Women in Blue serves as both a historical reference and a career exploration resource. Original interviews...

Oribit: Icons of Rock and Roll 3:  Metallica, Motley Crüe, Ozzy, George Harrison #1

by Michael Frizell & Vincenzo Sansone

Arguably, the 1980's was defined by its unique music, exemplified by ex-Beatle George Harrison, the trendsetters of Motley Crüe, the bad boys of Metallica, and the perennial heavy metal icon, Ozzy Osbourne....

Barbra Streisand: Redefining Beauty, Femininity, and Power

by Neal Gabler

Barbra Streisand has been called the "most successful...talented performer of her generation" by Vanity Fair, and her voice, said pianist Glenn Gould, is "one of the natural wonders of the age." Streisand scaled...

Female Force: Elizabeth Warren #1

by Michael Frizell & Vincenzo Sansone

Form modest means to the Massachusetts Senate, Elizabeth Warren has proven herself a powerful advocate for the middle class. Her plainspoken approach and dogged attacks on Wall Street have resonated with voters...

A Girl Clled Vincent: The Life of Poet Edna St. Vincent Millay

by Krystyna Goddu

Tracing Millay's life from her youth in Maine to the bohemian fervor of her early adulthood in Greenwich Village and Paris, this fancinating biography will captivate middle grade readers. Including photos, full-length...

Who Is Elton John?

by Kirsten Anderson, Joseph J. M. Qiu & Nancy Harrison

How does a little boy from the London suburbs named Reginald Kenneth Dwight grow up to become one of the biggest pop stars of all time? A lot of talent and a lot of personality! Elton John, as he would later...

Forensics: Cool Women Who Investigate

by Anita Yasuda & Allison Bruce

How do scientists solve mysteries? With forensics! Every crime scene contains forensic evidence that helps investigators discover exactly what happened. Forensics is the science of gathering and examining information...

Engineering: Cool Women Who Design

by Vicki V. May & Allison Bruce

What types of robots will the future bring? How do biomedical devices help patients? Have you ever wondered how your phone works? In Engineering: Cool Women Who Design, readers ages 9 to 12 meet three women...

Messi, Superstar: His Records, His Life, His Epic Awesomeness

by duopress labs & Jon Stollberg

Millions of kids around the world know Lionel Messi, and they all know he is really good. But do they know how good he really is? To answer this question, this engaging book goes beyond a traditional biography...

Tribute: Nancy Reagan #1

by Michael Frizell & Manuel Diaz

They say behind every great man is a great woman, and behind every great President is a strong, loyal First Lady. Ronald Reagan was one of the most revered Presidents of the modern age and his wife, Nancy Reagan,...

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You Never Heard of Casey Stengel?!

by Jonah Winter

Legendary baseball manager Casey Stengel worked with such greats as Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle; he led the New York Yankees to a record-breaking TEN pennants and SEVEN World Series in twelve years; he invented...

Stan Levey: Jazz Heavyweight

by Frank R. Hayde & Charlie Watts

Stan Levey is widely considered to be one of the most influential drummers in the history of modern jazz. During his extraordinary career, the self-taught Levey played alongside a who’s who of twentieth century...

All Better Now

by Emily Wing Smith

I ask myself: how am I living still?

And how I ask it depends on the day.


All her life, Emily has felt different from other kids. Between therapist visits, sudden uncontrollable bursts of anger, and unexplained...

Marooned in the Arctic: The True Story of Ada Blackjack, the "Female Robinson Crusoe"

by Peggy Caravantes

The first and only young adult book about Ada Blackjack and her remarkable, true-life survival story


In 1921, four men ventured into the Arctic for a top-secret expedition—an attempt to claim the remote,...

Guts & Glory: World War II

by Ben Thompson

Devastating surprise attacks, epic victories, unstoppable armies, and tough-as-nails men and women from the greatest war in human history.

From massive aerial battles that clouded the skies with planes to deathly...

Who Was Joan of Arc?

by Pam Pollack, Meg Belviso & Andrew Thomson

Joan of Arc was born in a small French village during the worst period of the Hundred Years' War. For generations, France had been besieged by the British. At age 11, Joan began to see religious visions telling...

Real Love, No Drama: The Music of Mary J. Blige

by Danny Alexander

Mary J. Blige is an icon who represents the political consciousness of hip hop and the historical promise of soul. She is an everywoman, celebrated by Oprah Winfrey and beloved by pop music fans of all ages...

Ten Days a Madwoman: The Daring Life and Turbulent Times of the Original "Girl" Reporter, Nellie Bly

by Deborah Noyes

Work for a New York newspaper

Fall in love

Marry a millionaire

Change the world


Young Nellie Bly had ambitious goals, especially for a woman at the end of the nineteenth century, when the few female journalists...

Baseball's Greatest Hitters

by S. A. Kramer

Young ball fans can now get the stats on the champions of the bat in this companion to the best-selling Baseball's Greatest Pitchers.  Lively illustrations accompany fact-filled profiles of the legendary hitters...