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Who Is Steven Spielberg?

by Stephanie Spinner & Daniel Mather

While other kids played sports, Steven Spielberg was writing scripts and figuring out camera angles. He went from entertaining his Boy Scout troop with home movies to amazing audiences around the world with...


Who Was Ernest Shackleton?

by Jim Buckley Jr. & Max Hergenrother

As a boy he preferred reading sea stories to doing homework and, at age 16, became an apprentice seaman. Subsequently, Ernest Shackleton's incredible journeys to the South Pole in the early 1900s made him one...


Who Was Laura Ingalls Wilder?

by Patricia Brennan Demuth

Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House books, based on her own childhood and later life, are still beloved classics almost a century after she began writing them. Now young readers will see just how similar Laura's...


From Boulanger to Stockhausen: Interviews and a Memoir: Interviews and a Memoir

by Bálint András| Varga

Bálint András Varga makes available here for the first time in English nineteen extended interviews with some of the most notable figures in music from the past fifty years, as well as lively "snippets" from...


Who Was Nelson Mandela?

by Meg Belviso, Pamela D. Pollack & Stephen Marchesi

As a child he dreamt of changing South Africa; as a man he changed the world. Nelson Mandela spent his life battling apartheid and championing a peaceful revolution. He spent twenty-seven years in prison and...


Escape North! The Story of Harriet Tubman

by Monica Kulling & Teresa Flavin

An easy-to-read, page-turning account of Harriet Tubman's life--from her childhood in slavery to her years as a conductor on the Underground Railroad to her later work as a suffragette and as a spy in the Civil...


Barack Obama: Out of Many, One

by Shana Corey & James Bernardin

A newly updated leveled reader about the first African American president of the United States, for children who are ready to read on their own.

 

A Step 3 Step into Reading Biography Reader about our forty-fourth...


Profiles #7: War Spies

by Daniel Polansky

Six bios in one! Profiles is so much more than just your typical biography. The next book in our six-in-one, full-color bio series will focus on war spies. Kids will learn all of the biographical information...


Caring for a Colony: The Story of Jeanne Mance

by Joanna Emery

This is a story of pioneering courage and compassion in the New World. Jeanne dreamed of devoting her life to caring for others. In 1641, she courageously gave up her comfortable middle-class life in France...


Making it Home: The Story of Catharine Parr Traill

by Lynn Westerhout

As a pioneer in Canada in the early 1800s, Parr Traill was one of the first writers to record the Ontario wilderness in detail, and her stories for young people became part of a new focus on young people. This...


Righting Wrongs: The Story of Norman Bethune

by John Wilson

Norman Bethune was a doctor who devoted his life to helping others and whose story is a remarkable one, cut short by his early death in China in 1938. His story inspires us to believe that we can change the...


Believing in Books: The Story of Lillian Smith

by Sydell Waxman

This biography is the story of a child who took her love of childrens' books and found a way to share it with the world as she grew up. Her voice would be the first to carry the message of childrens' right to...


Changing the Pattern: The Story of Emily Stowe

by Sydell Waxman

When Emily Stowe was born in 1831, every girl's life followed a set pattern. Her future was limited to housework and childcare. With the help of original sketches and archival material, Changing the Pattern...


Photographing Greatness: The Story of Karsh

by lian goodall

This is the first children's biography of the famous Canadian photographer who immortalized the makers of history. With sketches and archival photographs.


Sailing for Glory: The Story of Captain Angus Walters and the Bluenose

by Teri-Lynn Janveau & Allister Thompson

This book tells the story of the unique bond between Captain Walters and his schooner the Bluenose and also brings to life the danger and adventure of the life of a North Atlantic fisherman in the days of sail....


Discovering the Arctic: The Story of John Rae

by John Wilson

Discovering the Arctic is an exciting recounting of the life of a nineteenth-century doctor and explorer who worked for the Hudson's Bay Company and opened up vast tracts of land in the Canadian Arctic and may...


Working for Freedom: The Story of Josiah Henson

by Rona Arato

By the time he was six, Josiah Henson had been sold three times. At nine, he was beaten by his family's owner for trying to learn to read. After his escape, Josiah became an advocate for those still in bondage....


Struggling for Perfection: The Story of Glenn Gould

by Vladimir Konieczny

Struggling for Perfection is the story of the famous pianist, an enigmatic figure who made some of the most acclaimed classical recordings of the last century. The book is illustrated with sketches and archival...


Mapping the Wilderness: The Story of David Thompson

by Tom Shardlow

David Thompsons story is one of the great tales of North American adventure. His life was a mixture of truth and legend, but he was without a doubt one of the greatest surveyors and mapmakers of the North American...


Hedley: Fan Lowdown

by Karen Bliss

The story of the top-selling Canadian band told through anecdotes from their fans.