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Great Americans in Sports:  Mia Hamm

by Matt Christopher

This entry in a brand new line of sports biographies from Matt Christopher takes readers onto the field with a soccer legend Mia Hamm's speed, aggressive play, and ability to "read the field" helped her become...


Becoming Maria: Love and Chaos in the South Bronx

by Sonia Manzano

Pura Belpre Honor winner for The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano and one of America's most influential Hispanics--'Maria' on Sesame Street--delivers a beautifully wrought coming-of-age memoir. Set in the 1950s...


Island Treasures: Growing Up in Cuba

by Alma Flor Ada & Antonio Martorell

The author of My Name Is María Isabel offers an inspiring look at her childhood in Cuba in this collection that includes Where the Flame Trees Bloom, Under the Royal Palms, five new stories, and more.

These...


Who Is Derek Jeter?

by Gail Herman & Andrew Thomson

When Derek Jeter was eight years old, he announced that he was going to play baseball for the New York Yankees. Jeter earned the attention of major league scouts in high school and was drafted to the New York...


Who Is Jeff Kinney?

by Patrick Kinney & John Hinderliter

Even as a kid, everyone thought Jeff Kinney was talented. People loved his drawings, and when he went to college, his comic strip Igdoof was so popular that it spread to other universities! Still, Jeff faced...


Who Were the Brothers Grimm?

by Avery Reed & John O'Brien

Known as the keepers of modern-day fairy tales, The Brothers Grimm are as legendary as their stories. Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm were born in 1780s Germany and were inseparable throughout their childhood. While...


Who Was Jesse Owens?

by James Buckley & Gregory Copeland

At the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics, track and field star Jesse Owens ran himself straight into international glory by winning four gold medals. But the life of Jesse Owens is much more than a sports story. Born...


Who Is Malala Yousafzai?

by Dinah Brown & Andrew Thomson

Malala Yousafzai was a girl who loved to learn but was told that girls would no longer be allowed to go to school. She wrote a blog that called attention to what was happening in her beautiful corner of Pakistan...


Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir

by Margarita Engle & Edel Rodriguez

In this poetic memoir, Margarita Engle, the first Latina woman to receive a Newbery Honor, tells of growing up as a child of two cultures during the Cold War.

Margarita is a girl from two worlds. Her heart lies...


Who Was Beatrix Potter?

by Sarah Fabiny, Mike Lacey & Nancy Harrison

Born into wealth in 1860’s London, Beatrix Potter always had a vivid imagination. Her early interests included natural history and archaeology, and Potter delighted in sketching fossils and fungi. After briefly...


When I grow up, I'll become…

by Galia Lami Dozo & When I Grow up…

Age: From 5 years old

A Funny Picture Book for Beginner Readers/Bedtime Story

What would you like to be when you grow up? There are so many possibilities, it can be hard to choose!

In this book, discover what it...


When I grow up, I'll become…

by Galia Lami Dozo & When I Grow up…

Age: From 5 years old

A Funny Picture Book for Beginner Readers/Bedtime Story

What would you like to be when you grow up? There are so many possibilities, it can be hard to choose!

In this book, discover what it...


When I grow up, I'll become…

by Galia Lami Dozo & When I Grow up…

Age: From 5 years old

A Funny Picture Book for Beginner Readers/Bedtime Story

What would you like to be when you grow up? There are so many possibilities, it can be hard to choose!

In this book, discover what it...


10 True Tales: Secret Agent

by Allan Zullo

Ten true stories of real-life kid spies! Can you imagine crossing enemy lines to deliver a secret message? Or spying on your enemy from the attic of their hideout? Read the 10 True Tales from kids just like...


10 True Tales: 9/11 Heroes

by Allan Zullo

Ten true stories of real-life heroes during the attacks on 9/11! When Captain Jay Jonas of the Fire Department of New York hears an emergency radio message about the World Trade Center, he has no idea of the...


10 True Tales: World War II Heroes

by Allan Zullo

Ten true stories of heroes of World War II!


10 True Tales: Crime Scene Investigators

by Allan Zullo

Ten true stories of real-life crime scene investigators! A gold ring has been discovered at a murder scene, but police have little else to go on. Can State Patrol Investigator Richard Havel use that clue to...


Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #32: Sharks and Other Predators: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #53: Shadow of the Shark

by Mary Pope Osborne, Natalie Pope Boyce & Carlo Molinari

Track the facts with Jack and Annie!   When Jack and Annie came back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #53: Shadow of the Shark, they had lots of questions. How many teeth do sharks have? What is their...


Chizi's Tale

by Jack Jones & Jacqui Taylor

Chizi's Tale is based on the true story of how a park ranger took an orphaned baby rhino into his home to nurture and love, and where he lived until he matured.This story and the beautiful scenic illustrations...


Meet Weary Dunlop

by Claire Saxby & Jeremy Lord

A picture book series about the extraordinary men and women who have shaped Australia's history, including World War II hero Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop. Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop was an Australian Army surgeon...