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Who Was Genghis Khan?

by Nico Medina, Andrew Thomson & Nancy Harrison

Named Temujin at birth by his nomadic family in early Mongolia, the great Genghis Khan used his skill and cunning to create the Mongol Empire and conquer almost the entire continent of Asia. As ruler of the...


Who Was Gandhi?

by Dana M Rau, Jerry Hoare & Nancy Harrison

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in 1869 in British-occupied India. Though he studied law in London and spent his early adulthood in South Africa, he remained devoted to his homeland and spent the later part...


Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation): An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive

by Laura Hillenbrand

The #1 New York Times bestseller, which is also a major motion picture directed by Angelina Jolie, has now been adapted by the author for young adults. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this riveting biography...


Thomas Paine: Crusader for Liberty: How One Man's Ideas Helped Form a New Nation

by Albert Marrin

From National Book Award finalist Albert Marrin comes a compelling look at the life and impact of Thomas Paine and the profound power of ideas.

Uneducated as a boy, Thomas Paine grew up to become one of the most...


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,...


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...


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...


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...


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,...


Discovering a New World: Would You Sail with Columbus?

by Elaine Landau

In 1492, three ships set sail. Ahead-the unknown high seas that no one had dared to cross. Where will Christopher Columbus and his men land? Will they discover a New World? Will they return alive to tell the...


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

“[A] superb history.... In these thrilling, highly readable pages, we meet Rasputin, the shaggy, lecherous mystic...; we visit the gilded ballrooms of the doomed aristocracy; and we pause in the sickroom of...


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...


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...


Ben Franklin's Almanac: Being a True Account of the Good Gentleman's Life

by Candace Fleming

"What good shall I do today?"

How Ben Franklin answered that question -- through his work as a writer, printer, statesman, and inventor -- forever established him as one of America's greatest figures. On one...


A Volcano Beneath the Snow: John Brown's War Against Slavery

by Albert Marrin

John Brown is a man of many legacies, from hero, freedom fighter, and martyr, to liar, fanatic, and "the father of American terrorism." Some have said that it was his seizure of the arsenal at Harper's Ferry...


Earthrise: My Adventures as an Apollo 14 Astronaut

by Ellen Mahoney, Edgar Mitchell & Dr. Brian Cox

The inspiring and fascinating biography of the sixth man to ever walk on the Moon

 

Of the nearly seven billion people who live on Earth, only 12 have walked on the Moon and Dr. Edgar Mitchell was one of them....


Submarines

by Sydelle Kramer

Young readers are in for the most exciting trip of their lives as they venture into a nuclear submarine! While touring the vessel from bow to stern, they learn about the history and mechanics of subs, their...


Who Was Louis Braille?

by Margaret Frith, Robert Squier & Scott Anderson

Louis Braille certainly wasn't your average teenager. Blind from the age of four, he was only fifteen when in 1824 he invented a reading system that converted printed words into columns of raised dots. Through...


The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky's Abstract Art

by Barb Rosenstock & Mary Grandpre

Vasya Kandinsky was a proper little boy: he studied math and history, he practiced the piano, he sat up straight and was perfectly polite. And when his family sent him to art classes, they expected him to paint...