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Who Was Julius Caesar?

by Nico Medina & Tim Foley

He came. He saw. He conquered. Julius Caesar was a force to be reckoned with as a savvy politician, an impressive orator, and a brave soldier. Born in Rome in 100 BC, he quickly climbed the ladder of Roman politics,...


Who Was Susan B. Anthony?

by Pamela D. Pollack, Meg Belviso & Mike Lacey

Susan B. Anthony may be an international icon but her campaign for women's rights had personal roots. Working as a school teacher in New York, Anthony refused to settle for less pay than her male colleagues...


Who Was Rachel Carson?

by Sarah Fabiny, Dede Putra & Nancy Harrison

Though she grew up in rural Pennsylvania, Rachel Carson dreamed of the sea. In 1936 she began work with the Bureau of Fisheries and soon after published Under the Sea Wind, her first of many nature books. Her...


Who Was Isaac Newton?

by Janet Pascal, Tim Foley & Nancy Harrison

Isaac Newton was always a loner, preferring to spend his time contemplating the mysteries of the universe. When the plague broke out in London in 1665 he was forced to return home from college. It was during...


Dear Malala, We Stand with You

by Rosemary Mccarney

An inspiring letter to Malala Yousafzai, winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, that is both a show of support and a call to action for girls around the world.

 

Malala became the youngest person to win the Nobel...


Guts & Glory: The American Civil War

by Ben Thompson & C. M. Butzer

Tremendous battles, dangerous operations, fearless spies, and legendary heroes from America's deadliest conflict!

From courageous cavalry rides deep into enemy territory to harrowing covert missions undertaken...


Stories of My Life

by Katherine Paterson

From her childhood in China to the moment she won her first National Book Award, literary icon Katherine Paterson shares the personal stories that inspired her children's books.

Told with her trademark humor...


Ballerina Dreams: From Orphan to Dancer (Step Into Reading, Step 4)

by Michaela DePrince, Elaine Deprince & Frank Morrison

Perfect for newly independent readers—the amazing true story of Michaela DePrince, one of America’s top ballerinas.

 

At the age of three, Michaela DePrince found a photo of a ballerina that changed her...


Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina

by Michaela DePrince & Elaine Deprince

"Michaela is nothing short of a miracle, born to be a ballerina. For every young brown, yellow, and purple dancer, she is an inspiration!” —Misty Copeland, world-renowned ballet dancer

The extraordinary memoir...


Powerful Stories of Perseverance in Sports

by Brad Herzog

Amazing true stories offer an engaging way of teaching perseverance to kids. Is perseverance fortitude, as shown by Anthony Robles, a wrestler with one leg who didn’t lose a single match? Maybe perseverance...


Awesome Stories of Generosity in Sports

by Brad Herzog

This collection of amazing true stories highlights generosity in sports. Readers will meet athletes including baseball player Roberto Clemente, who died while bringing aid to Nicaragua following a devastating...


Remarkable Stories of Teamwork in Sports

by Brad Herzog

Teamwork can take many forms, from simple to surprising. In these true stories teaching teamwork, readers will learn about six pitchers who joined forces to throw a no-hitter for the Houston Astros in 2003....


Inspiring Stories of Sportsmanship

by Brad Herzog

Teach kids about positive character through real-life examples. Sportsmanship goes beyond a single game. It shines through in all these stories, including the actions of college softball player Mallory Holtman,...


Twentieth Century History Makers: Nelson Mandela: An Extraordinary Life

by A Kramer

Twentieth Century History Makers: Nelson Mandela offers a fascinating and complete look at one of the 20th century's great leaders and humanitarians. Beginning with his early life in a rural part of South Africa,...


Down the Crooked Road

by Mary Black

For the last thirty years, singer Mary Black has been a dominant presence on the Irish music scene, an award-winning artist with many bestselling albums to her name. Now, in this long-awaited memoir, Mary takes...


Leningrad: Siege and Symphony: The story of the great city terrorized by Stalin, Starved by Hitler, Immortalized by Shostakovich

by Brian Moynahan

Shostakovich’s Seventh Symphony was first played in the city of its birth on 9 August, 1942. There has never been a first performance to match it. Pray God, there never will be again. Almost a year earlier,...


The Beatles Lyrics: The Stories Behind the Music, Including the Handwritten Drafts of More Than 100 Classic Beatles Songs

by Hunter Davies

The definitive book of Beatles songs, shown as first written by their own hands and put into authoritative context, for the 50th anniversary of the Beatles coming to America.

For the Beatles, writing songs was...


Who Was Roberto Clemente?

by James Buckley, Ted Hammond & Nancy Harrison

Growing up the youngest of seven children in Puerto Rico, Roberto Clemente had a talent for baseball. His incredible skill soon got him drafted into the big leagues where he spent 18 seasons playing right field...


Michael Jackson's Dangerous

by Susan Fast

Dangerous is Michael Jackson's coming of age album. Granted, that's a bold claim to make given that many think his best work lay behind him by the time this record was made. It offers Jackson on a threshold,...


George Frideric Handel: A Life with Friends

by Ellen T. Harris

An intimate portrait of Handel’s life and inner circle, modeled after one of the composer’s favorite forms: the fugue. During his lifetime, the sounds of Handel’s music reached from court to theater, echoed...