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Elizabeth's Midnight

by Aaron Michael Ritchey

Sixteen-year-old Elizabeth Meyers is an overweight, unhappy teenager enduring a dreary suburban life when her grandmother awakes from a catatonic state and announces that the two of them must go to France and...


I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives

by Martin Ganda, Caitlin Alifirenka & Liz Welch

The true story of an all-American girl and a boy from Zimbabwe and the letter that changed both of their lives forever.

It started as an assignment. Everyone in Caitlin's class wrote to an unknown student somewhere...


Meet Banjo Paterson

by Kristin Weidenbach & James Gulliver Hancock

A picture book series about the extraordinary men and women who have shaped Australia's history, including the bush poet Banjo Paterson. Banjo Paterson is one of Australia's most loved poets. This is the story...


Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poets for the Next Generation

by Lynn Melnick, Brett F Lauer & Carolyn Forche

One hundred poems. One hundred voices. One hundred different points of view.

 

Here is a cross-section of American poetry as it is right now—full of grit and love, sparkling with humor, searing the heart, smashing...


Rockin' the Boat: 50 Iconic Revolutionaries - From Joan of Arc to Malcom X

by Jeff Fleischer

We love to root for the underdog, and that's part of why we're drawn to the stories of revolutionaries. Whether they fail, succeed, or succeed only to become what they once fought against, people who can rally...


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...