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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,...


Dinosaur Babies

by Lucille Recht Penner & Peter Barrett

Illus. in full color. Meet the cutest (and biggest!) babies of all time in the first nonfiction Step 1. The hatching of eggs, the habits, and the hazards faced by prehistoric toddlers are all here in this accurate,...


Ice Wreck

by Lucille Recht Penner

A hundred years ago, Ernest Shackleton and his crew set out for the South Pole. They never made it. Within sight of land, the ship ran into dangerous waters filled with chunks of ice. Then the sea froze around...


Dinosaur Days

by Joyce Milton & Franco Tempesta

Illus. in full color. Difficult dinosaur names are simplified with phonics.  


What Is the Panama Canal?

by Janet Pascal, Tim Foley & Fred Harper

Before 1914, traveling from the East Coast to the West Coast meant going by land across the entire United States. To go by sea involved a long journey around South America and north along the Pacific Coast....


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.


Who Was Robert E. Lee?

by Bonnie Bader, John O'Brien & Nancy Harrison

Robert E. Lee seemed destined for greatness. His father was a Revolutionary War hero and at West Point he graduated second in his class! In 1861, when the Southern states seceded from the Union, Lee was offered...


Who Was Ulysses S. Grant?

by Megan Stine, Nancy Harrison & Mark E Geyer

Ulysses S. Grant certainly does not have the typical war hero "back story." Although a graduate of West Point, he never wanted to be a soldier and was terrified when he first saw battle. However, during the...


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...


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...


What Is the Statue of Liberty?

by Joan Holub, Scott Anderson & John Hinderliter

In 1876, France decided to give the United States a very big and very special present--the Statue of Liberty. The gift was to commemorate the 100th birthday of the United States, and just packing it was no small...


How Can a Pigeon Be a War Hero? Questions and Answers about the First World War

by Tracey Turner & Jo Foster

Why did the First World War start? Who was fighting who? Did soldiers still fight with swords? Had aeroplanes been invented yet? What was it like to be inside the first tank sent to war? How could a shaving...


D-Day

by Rick Atkinson

Adapted for young readers from the #1 New York Times–bestselling The Guns at Last Light, D-Day captures the events and the spirit of that day—June 6, 1944—the day that led to the liberation of western...


In Defiance of Hitler

by Carla Killough McClafferty

On August 4, 1940, an unassuming American journalist named Varian Fry made his way to Marseilles, France, carrying in his pockets the names of approximately two hundred artists and intellectuals – all enemies...


America Through the Lens

by Martin W. Sandler

"If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera."-Lewis Hine

A stunning view of America as captured by groundbreaking photographers

American history is punctuated by defining moments-some...


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....


Wojtek: War Hero Bear

by Jenny Robertson

When a tiny orphaned bear cub is adopted by Polish soldiers during World War II, little does anyone know that little Wojtek will become one of the bravest fighters of them all. As the soldiers train to take...


What They Don't Tell You About: William Shakespeare

by Anita Ganeri

Did you know that Shakespeare couldn't spell his own surname? Love him or hate him, everyone has heard of the world's most famous playwright. But did the Elizabethans think he was a genius or simply that he...