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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

“A story of great courage that all women—young and old—should read.” —Tina Brown

The extraordinary memoir of Michaela DePrince, a young dancer who escaped war-torn Sierra Leone for the rarefied heights...


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,...


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...


Little Monk's Lakshmi

by Gauri Kelkar

Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity, and Lord Vishnu's consort, is a versatile goddess who functions at two levels. She is a source of strength and inspiration for Lord Vishnu and helps him whenever...


Little Author in the Big Woods

by Yona Zeldis Mcdonough & Jennifer Thermes

Many girls in elementary and middle school fall in love with the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. What they don’t always realize is that Wilder’s books are autobiographical. This narrative biography...


Thomas Jefferson: President and Philosopher

by Jon Meacham

In this special illustrated edition of the #1 New York Times bestselling Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jon Meacham, young readers will learn about the life and political...


Sally Ride: Life on a Mission

by Sue Macy

Sally Ride was more than the first woman in space—she was a real-life explorer and adventurer whose life story is a true inspiration for all those who dream big.

Most people know Sally Ride as the first American...


The Closer: Young Readers Edition

by Mariano Rivera, Wayne Coffey & Sue Corbett

Mariano Rivera never dreamed of becoming a professional athlete. He didn't grow up collecting baseball cards, playing Little League, or cheering on his home team at the World Series. He had never heard of Babe...


Who Was Henry Ford?

by Michael Burgan, Ted Hammond & Nancy Harrison

Born on a small farm in rural Michigan, Henry Ford's humble beginnings were no match for his ambition. Ford quickly created a manufacturing dynasty, bringing affordable cars to the masses and forever changing...


The $25,000 Flight

by Lori Haskins Houran & Wesley Lowe

The most exciting adventures are the ones that really happened! This brand-new Totally True Adventures book follow America’s first superstar pilot, Charles Lindbergh.

 

In the 1920s, flying was brand new—and...