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Discovery in the Cave

by Mark Dubowski & Bryn Barnard

This amazing true adventure story about the discovery of the Lascaux Cave will have young readers feeling that they've discovered something pretty special, too!

 

In 1940, four teenage boys and a dog dropped...


What Was the Hindenburg?

by Janet Pascal, David Groff & Kevin McVeigh

At 800-feet long, the Hindenburg was the largest airship ever built--just slightly smaller than the Titanic! Also of a disastrous end, the zeppelin burst into flame as spectators watched it attempt to land in...


Who Was Charles Dickens?

by Pamela D. Pollack, Meg Belviso & Mark E Geyer

As a child, Charles Dickens worked in a shoe polish factory where his gritty surroundings inspired some of the most memorable characters and settings in literary history. Known for his masterful storytelling...


101 Amazing Facts about the Tudors

by Jack Goldstein

Do you know the main difference between the diet of a Tudor nobleman and that of a peasant? What was it that changed Henry VIII from an active and pleasant young man into a vastly overweight tyrant? What did...


101 Amazing Facts about Queen Victoria

by Jack Goldstein

Did you know that Queen Victoria could speak five different languages? Or that her closest childhood friend was a King Charles spaniel by the name of Dash? What did she ask staff to do instead of knocking on...


All About: Venturesome Vikings

by P S Quick

This book, filled with amazing facts and photographs, describes what life was like for the Vikings. It gives an in-depth account of all aspects of life and people of the time - including sections about Food,...


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...


World War I for Kids: A History with 21 Activities

by R. Kent Rasmussen

An educational and interactive children’s guide to the Great War

 

In time for the 2014 centennial of the start of the Great War, this activity book provides an intriguing and comprehensive look at World...


What Was Pompeii?

by Jim O'Connor, Fred Harper & John Hinderliter

The morning of August 24, AD 79, seemed like any other in the Roman city of Pompeii. So no one was prepared when the nearby volcano Mount Vesuvius suddenly erupted, spouting ash that buried the city and its...


Hold the Oxo!: A Teenage Soldier Writes Home

by Marion Fargey Brooker

Canada was young. Twenty thousand underage soldiers left their homes to serve in the Great War. Jim, at seventeen, was one of them. His letters home gloss over the horrors of war, focusing on issues of the home...


Desperate Glory: The Story of WWI

by John Wilson

This book presents the story and issues of the First World War in a clear, concise and objective manner, accompanied on every page by photographs, original sketches, or maps.


Under Drake's Flag

by G. A. Henty

A story of the days when England and Spain struggled for the supremacy of the sea. An exciting account of life on the high seas as seen through the eyes of young Ned Hearne. The brave 16th-century teen sails...


The Awakening of Europe

by M. B. Synge

"The Awakening of Europe" covers the reformation in Germany, the Netherlands, France, and England, as well as the settlement of colonies in America. The rise of England and the Netherlands as sea powers, and...


The Story of the Europe

by H. E. Marshall

In The Story of Europe, H. E. Marshall begins the tale of the history of Europe starting around 100 B.C. She covers nearly 1500 years, ending around 1600 A.D. The History starts will the fall of the Roman Empire,...


The Awakening of Europe

by M. B. Synge

"The Awakening of Europe" covers the reformation in Germany, the Netherlands, France, and England, as well as the settlement of colonies in America. The rise of England and the Netherlands as sea powers, and...


Failed Hope: The Story of the Lost Peace

by John Wilson

Failed Hope is a compelling guide for young readers. Beginning with the Treaty of Versailles, the book follows a turbulent era, ending with the outbreak of the Second World War. It links with Desperate Glory...


Under a Red Sky

by Haya Leah Molnar

Eva Zimmermann is eight years old, and she has just discovered she is Jewish. Such is the life of an only child living in postwar Bucharest, a city that is changing in ever more frightening ways. Eva's family,...


Rags and Riches: Kids in the Time of Charles Dickens: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #44: A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time

by Mary Pope Osborne, Natalie Pope Boyce & Sal Murdocca

Track the facts with Jack and Annie!

 

When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #44: A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time, they had lots of questions. Why did Charles Dickens write...


Heroes of Olympus

by Philip Freeman, Drew Willis & Laurie Calkhoven

Accessible, fast-paced retellings of the most important classical Greek and Roman myths, adapted for middle graders.

Ancient myths continue to have modern relevance—for thousands of years they have been the...


Anne Frank: Young Diarist

by Ruth Ashby

In 1933, at the age of four, Anne Frank and her family fled from the Nazis in Germany and sought safe haven in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. In 1940, when the Germans invaded the Netherlands, the Frank family...