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The Big Book of Presidents: From George Washington to Barack Obama

by Nancy J. Hajeski

The president has been the figurehead of the United States since the time when our country was a small band of thirteen fledgling colonies until its current position as a world superpower. The forty-four leaders...


Where Is Mount Rushmore?

by True Kelley, John Hinderliter & David Groff

It was world-famous sculptor Gutzon Borglum's dream to carve sixty-foot-high likenesses of four presidents on a granite cliff in South Dakota. Does that sound like a wacky idea? Many at the time thought so....


Who Was Jesus?

by Ellen Morgan, Stephen Marchesi & Nancy Harrison

This fascinating addition to the best-selling Who Was...? series does not settle questions of theology. Instead, it presents young readers with a biography that covers what is known historically about Jesus...


Who Was Galileo?

by Patricia Brennan Demuth, John O'Brien & Nancy Harrison

Like Michelangelo, Galileo is another Renaissance great known just by his first name--a name that is synonymous with scientific achievement. Born in Pisa, Italy, in the sixteenth century, Galileo contributed...


Where Is the Grand Canyon?

by Jim O'Connor, Daniel Colón & David Groff

There are canyons all over the planet, and the Grand Canyon in Arizona is not the biggest. Yet because of the spectacular colors in the rock layers and fascinating formations of boulders, buttes, and mesas,...


Where Is the White House?

by Megan Stine & David Groff

The history of the White House, first completed in 1799, reflects the history of America itself. It was the dream of George Washington to have an elegant "presidential mansion" in the capital city that was named...


The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Young Readers Edition

by William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer & Anna Hymas

The New York Times bestselling memoir of the heroic young inventor who brought electricity to his Malawian village is now perfect for young readers

When a terrible drought struck William Kamkwamba's tiny village...


Who Is Wayne Gretzky?

by Gail Herman, Nancy Harrison & Ted Hammond

After breaking or tying more than sixty records in hockey, it's no wonder that Wayne Gretzky is known as "The Great One." Born in Brantford, Ontario, on January 26, 1961, in a nation obsessed with the sport,...


To Life

by Ruth Minsky Sender

"WE ARE FREE!"

When Russian soldiers liberate Grafenort, the Nazi labor camp where she is a prisoner, nineteen-year-old Riva discovers that liberation doesn't mean the end of her hardship and suffering.

Cold...


Passenger on the Pearl: The True Story of Emily Edmonson's Flight from Slavery

by Winifred Conkling

The page-turning, heart-wrenching true story of one young woman willing to risk her safety and even her life for a chance at freedom in the largest slave escape attempt in American history.

In 1848, thirteen-year-old...


Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah

by Laurie Ann Thompson & Sean Qualls

Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah's inspiring true story—which was turned into a film, Emmanuel's Gift, narrated by Oprah Winfrey—is nothing short of remarkable.

Born in Ghana, West Africa, with one deformed leg, he...


Who Was Sitting Bull?

by Stephanie Spinner, Jim Eldridge & Nancy Harrison

No one knew the boy they called “Jumping Badger” would grow to become a great leader. Born on the banks of the Yellowstone River, Sitting Bull, as he was later called, was tribal chief and holy man of the...


All About China: Stories, Songs, Crafts and More for Kids

by Allison Branscombe & Lin Wang

Take the whole family on a whirlwind tour of Chinese history and culture with this delightfully illustrated book that is packed with stories, activities and games. Travel from the stone age through the dynasties...


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...


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,...


Saga of the Sioux

by Dee Brown & Dwight Jon Zimmerman

This new adaptation of Dee Brown's multi-million copy bestseller, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, is filled with photographs and maps to bring alive the tragic saga of Native Americans for middle grade readers....


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...


Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes

by Juan Felipe Herrera & Raul Colon

An inspiring tribute to Hispanic Americans who have made a positive impact on the world

This visually stunning book showcases twenty Hispanic and Latino American men and women who have made outstanding contributions...


Ice Wreck

by Lucille Recht Penner

Shackleton’s Antarctic journey took courage and perseverance. Now his story is told in a full-color early chapter book!

 

In 1914, Ernest Shackleton and his crew set out for the South Pole. They never made...