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History Heroes: Neil Armstrong

by Damian Harvey

Neil Armstrong was involved in one of the most memorable events of the twentieth century - the moon landing! Find out more about how he got to become one of the first to set foot on the moon. Discover the stories...


History Heroes: Christopher Columbus

by Damian Harvey

Christopher Columbus sailed the seas in search of the perfect trade route - find out how his life and explorations helped to change the world! Discover the stories of people who have helped to shape history,...


Who Was Queen Victoria?

by Jim Gigliotti, Nancy Harrison & Max Hergenrother

Her reign of 63 years and seven months is known as the Victorian Era, a period of industrial, cultural, scientific, and political change that was marked by a great expansion of the British Empire. But Victoria...


The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia

by Candace Fleming

"Marrying the intimate family portrait of Heiligman’s Charles and Emma with the politics and intrigue of Sheinkin’s Bomb, Fleming has outdone herself with this riveting work of narrative nonfiction that...


Ida M. Tarbell: The Woman Who Challenged Big Business--and Won!

by Emily Arnold McCully

The only biography of the pioneering investigative journalist Ida M. Tarbell for YA readers, lavishly illustrated with archival photographs and prints.


Frank Lloyd Wright for Kids: His Life and Ideas

by Kathleen Thorne-Thomsen

An engaging, kid-friendly exploration of America’s leading architect and his work

 

This revised and updated edition of a longstanding classic, Frank Lloyd Wright for Kids, details the life, times, and work...


The Dirt

by Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx & Mick Mars

Ten years ago, Motley Crue's bestselling The Dirt—penned with rock chronicler extraordinaire Neil Strauss—set a new bar for rock 'n' roll memoirs. A genuine cultural phenomenon, this turbocharged blockbuster,...


Lies and Epiphanies: Composers and Their Inspiration from Wagner to Berg

by Chris Walton

Lies and Epiphanies' offers case studies of "inspiration" in five composers -- Richard Wagner, Gustav Mahler, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Richard Strauss, and Alban Berg. Their own tales of their "epiphanies" played...


Native American Heroes

by Ann Mcgovern

November is Native American Heritage month! Osceola, Cochise, and Tecumseh are three Native American heroes who fought valiantly for their land and for their people. This book is divided into three parts--each...


B*witched

by Anna Louise Golden

You've herad their music, and you've become bewitched with their soulful sound. They're Sinead, Edele, Lindsay, and Keavy, four Irish lasses who hail from Dublin and have enchanted the world with their hit songs....


The Roaring Silence: John Cage: A Life

by David Revill

John Cage was one of the most innovative and important composers of the twentieth century. He influenced not only contemporaries but also younger generations, including artists from Phillip Glass, Steve Reich,...


Michael Jackson, Inc.: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of a Billion-Dollar Empire

by Zack O'Malley Greenburg

The surprising rags-to-riches-to-rags-to-riches story of how Michael Jackson grew a billion-dollar business.

Michael Jackson is known by many as the greatest entertainer of all time, but he was also a revolutionary...


What's Exactly the Matter with Me?: Memoirs of a Life in Music

by P.F. Sloan & S.E. Feinberg

(Book). What's Exactly the Matter With Me? is a first-person account of an extraordinary life and pilgrimage through the most fascinating years of American and English musical culture. This is a story of dreams,...


Claude Vivier: A Composer's Life

by Bob Gilmore

Claude Vivier's haunting and expressive music has captivated audiences around the world. But the French-Canadian composer is remembered also because of the dramatic circumstances of his death: he was found murdered...


Reporting Under Fire: 16 Daring Women War Correspondents and Photojournalists

by Kerrie Logan Hollihan

The tremendous struggles women have faced as war correspondents and photojournalists

 

A profile of 16 courageous women, Reporting Under Fire tells the story of journalists who risked their lives to bring back...


Women Heroes of World War I: 16 Remarkable Resisters, Soldiers, Spies, and Medics

by Kathryn J. Atwood

A commemoration of brave yet largely forgotten women who served in the First World War

 

In time for the 2014 centennial of the start of the Great War, this book brings to life the brave and often surprising...


Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #29: Soccer: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #52: Soccer on Sunday

by Mary Pope Osborne, Natalie Pope Boyce & Sal Murdocca

When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #52: Soccer on Sunday, they had lots of questions. How did soccer get started? Who are some of its greatest players? What is the World Cup?...


Thomas Beecham: An Obsession with Music

by John Lucas

Thomas Beecham was one of Britain's greatest conductors of orchestral music and opera as well as an entrepreneur and impresario of exceptional energy and brilliant wit. This acclaimed biography places him -...


No Summit out of Sight: The True Story of the Youngest Person to Climb the Seven Summits

by Jordan Romero & Linda LeBlanc

Jordan Romero climbed Mount Everest at age thirteen—and he didn’t stop there. In this inspiring young adult memoir, he tells how he achieved such great heights.

On May 22, 2010, at the age of thirteen, American...


Antonio Stradivari: His Life and Work

by W. H. Hill & Francis A. Davis

Construction methods, woods, varnishes, types of instruments, and special features plus life of the composer. "A rich mine of fascinating information." — American Record Guide. 93 illustrations. 4 color plates....